Monthly Archives: September 2015

Author Interview: Barbi Barnard

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~What are you currently working on?

I am currently working on book 4. It’s grittier and darker. It will give the back story of how Elizabeth became involved with the MC.

~What writing advice do you have for aspiring authors?

Advice for new Authors. Research all options before publishing. Whether self pub. or with a company do a little research. Once you have published, Promote yourself. Don’t just sit there and think people will know about your book. Get it out there.

~Are you an organized author or scattered?

I am far from organized. I use notes in a notebook. I have snippets in files I refer to and I get an idea from someone I might jot it down on my hand. I sit on the couch as I think the chairs are uncomfortable. So I have stuff scattered all around me.

~Do you plot out your story or write as it goes?

I had a beautiful plot outline when I wrote the first book. Followed it to the letter.  Then I wrote book 2 and I just went off. Things happened in the book I never thought of till I was writing.  Turned out those were the scenes people liked most.

~Do you have any strange writing habits?

I guess everyone does. I have to sit a certain way.  I have to have noise on and I have to have an idea that won’t go away.  My notebook is always nearby. Previous books are open in the background. And my book buddy is on standby to bounce ideas off of.

~Do you have writers block and how do you work around it?

I did on book 3. I wrote the first five chapters three times because I couldn’t get the story to flow in the direction I wanted it to go. And once again it went off on it’s own.

~Do you work on 1 story at a time or multiples?

Well I’m writing a series so I guess that’s one story. It all ties together for the characters and such. But I also have been jotting ideas for the next story when this is through.

~What is your favorite genre to read?

I have many. As long as it has an alpha male I am happy. Biker….Military….Cowboy. I prefer no vampires as I hated Edward Cullen.

~What is the most wacky/crazy weird thing you received from a fan?

A resume. They wanted a job at the Play Pen. That’s the fictional bar in the story. It listed all the right things to be hired. They asked for a dollar above minimum wage and free board.

~What are your favorite hobbies?

I read and play puzzle games on Facebook. I spend time with the Grand-kids and when the Hubs is home we visit family.

~If you had a warning label what would it say?

Coffee required before conversation. I am not a morning person.

~Favorite quote?

Be yourself, Nobody will ever be better at it than you.   ~Anonymous.

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Release Day Blitz: Macyn’s Decision by S.L. Stacker

Macyn’s Decision
Macyn McIntyre # 3
Genre-  Romantic Suspense
By- S.L. Stacker
Publication Date- September 29th 
 
A wedding day explosion, a family reunited, and a hunt for a killer are only a few of the things Macyn and her husband, Devon, will face after spending several long months being tortured by their nemesis, Frederick. After Macyn and her partners step up their game and form a plan to find the elusive man, it’s then that she is faced with the realization the future of her family and loved ones is dependent upon the decision she makes. Will she continue and follow through with their plans to end this man’s life, knowing the reality of failure is a possibility? Or will she make the ultimate sacrifice and give herself willingly in order to ensure the safety of those she loves? The answer awaits in Macyn’s Decision, the final installment in the Macyn McIntyre Series.
 
 

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Author Interview: Harmony Lawson

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~What are you currently working on?

Beyond Spells and an Untitled Project with two more lined up.

~What writing advice do you have for aspiring authors?

Don’t worry about being perfect on the first draft. Just get your information down and then perfect it when doing revisions. I still find errors even after pushing the publish button.

~Do you plot out your story or write as it goes?

I plot it first so I know what will happen but then the characters change it up on me sometimes. I’m had a few happy surprises and a few gasps from letting them take control.

~Do you work on 1 story at a time or multiples?

I have the tendency to work on several but I’m trying to narrow it down to one project at a time so I can have my mind in it fully and not be all over the place.

~What is your favorite genre to read?

Young Adult is fun partially because I can share the stories with my son who loves to read. I have him reading the Divergent Series and he’s devouring it.

~Do you believe in love at first sight?

Absolutely and I married him.

~What’s your favorite fast food chain?

Taco Bell usually…but an occasional Big Mac at McDonalds (2x a year) is nice.

~What was your first job?

Carhop at Sonic, Stigler, Oklahoma 1994

~Do you like to go out or stay home?

I’m a homebody but I like to go out sometimes. I’m completely happy staying at home most of the time.

~What is your favorite/ go to cuss word?

Jiminy Christmas.

 
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Review: Forever Lasting (Everlasting Book2) by Kassidy Carter

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Two lives tied together by one loss. When Grace and James tragically lose an important person, they both didn’t expect to find each other.

Grace Hall had it all growing up. A father who loved her and treated her like a queen that is until one tragic day took it all away from her. Now confuse and not knowing what to do she decided to leave and find the one person who could make everything better.

James Walker is a Marine. It’s what he loves to do. Until one disastrous day everything has changed, everything in his life fades to dark. That is until Grace walks into the door and she brings the light back to him. They start off as friends and it turns into more.

Can love survive secrets? Can love survive the pain and the Darkness that consumes them?
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Cover Reveal: Charlotte Ann’s Coven (A Master of Whitehall Novel) by Rick H. Veal

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In the long awaited prequel to the award winning Epic Saga of The Master of Whitehall, Charlotte Ann Erickson, an enchanting but deadly immortal, and the acknowledged matriarch of the Charleston coven, has decided after much soul searching that at long last she must tell her story. A decision reached primarily because the natural and supernatural worlds are coming in contact with each other more than ever before in the past. Her main consideration is that she feels it is long overdue for humans to hear some hard truths about the reality of the immortal world … especially after the veritable flood of books and movies in recent years.

Her story, having been a closely guarded secret in the past, begins before the first English settlers came to America. It’s a story that spans across four centuries, shrouded in the fog of myths and imaginations. She was the last of six children born into a prominent shipping family in seventeenth century London, England … and the forerunner of a well-known immortal coven in twenty-first century Charleston, South Carolina.

Charlotte Ann bares her soul, giving insights into the life of a vampire unlike any today. She was made in the days when life was cheap and immortals were hunters and killers. Look through her eyes as she relates her story, dispelling modern misconceptions of immortals. Step into her shoes and recognize humans as she does … easy prey, weak and pathetic … creatures of no real importance outside of sustenance. Listen as she tells of her evolution over the centuries into a modern predator … and when her story is told, watch, as once again, she quietly fades away, back into the mists of folklore and fantasy.

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Spotlight and Interview: Shadow in Glass by J. Rose Alexander

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Every little girl dreams of waking up a Princess…
…the reality, Carrie finds out, isn’t exactly a fairy tale.

Carrie Whitmore, aspiring journalist, wakes up after a building collapse to find herself in a world where she is a spoiled, bratty princess engaged to a self-indulgent egomaniac. She has no college education and no friends at all. Carrie finds out that “she” wants nothing to do with the crown after the death of her brother and is happy being bitter, cruel and reclusive.

But that’s the old Princess Barbara, lost in the tragic accident that slipped Carrie into the Princess’s life. Carrie must change the way the people of the Nation perceive her. Her journey to learn who she is in this new world and to deal with the twists and turns of her unwillingly adopted life will change her perception of everything and everyone around her.

And maybe, just maybe, she’ll get the fairy tale princess ending every little girl dreams of.

***Excerpt***
The screaming began in earnest when the ceiling panel fell on top of Brian.
The plaster began peeling off the walls in huge chunks. The steel beams of the infrastructure started to scream with the employees. The floor started to buckle a moment later, throwing everyone and everything around as though they were toys. One by one, the windows at the end of the office exploded from the pressure of the twisting building.
Too frightened to scream, Marie managed to crawl over to Carrie’s desk. Carrie saw her friend’s head had been gouged badly by a falling object.
“What the hell is going on?” Marie demanded, her voice frightened and trembling.
“The building is collapsing,” Carrie managed to choke out.
“Are we going to die?” Marie started to cry.
“I don’t know,” Carrie admitted, guiding her friend through the twisting wreckage. “I think we’re
fairly safe out here by the windows now that they’re gone.” She spotted Brian, who was still quite aware and relatively undamaged, and yelled for him across the noise. Brian spotted them and managed to get across the office.
“Push these desks together, and we can hide underneath,” Carrie said when he reached them. “What will that do?” Marie asked.
“It’ll give us a chance,” Brian answered.
Marie nodded wordlessly and the three of them began to shove the furniture around.
They were shortly joined by a dozen other people in the office scrambling over the mess. They had several groups of desks together in short order, creating little islands to hide under. The building began to settle down a bit from its heaving. Brian, Marie, Carrie, and Bart all crawled under their group of desks.
“How did you think of this?” Marie asked.
“I read an extreme survival guide once,” Carrie shrugged.
Everything heaved again, and there were renewed cries that died when they realized it was only the building settling into its new precarious position.
“How do you stay so calm?” Marie asked, after calming down from her last screaming jag.
“I’m too shocked to react,” Carrie reasoned. “If we survive I’ll probably collapse in a fit sometime tomorrow.”
“Think it was a bomb?” Bart asked.
“Sounded like it,” Brian answered. “Buildings don’t usually collapse so spectacularly. Even if
they’re built on the rubble of another building.” He leaned over to Marie, and gently brushed the hair out of the gash on her forehead. “My, that’s lovely. That could be a real problem.”
“It’s just a little cut.” Marie moved his hand away.
“No, it’s not,” Bart agreed as he managed to rip the sleeve off his shirt. He offered it to Brian, who tied it around her head tight enough to staunch the bleeding.
Marie touched the sleeve. “So, what do we do?”
“We wait,” Brian answered, “unless we smell gas, fire, or trouble.”
Carrie barked a laugh. “Trouble? We’re sitting in a building that could collapse completely at any second, and you don’t think we’re in trouble?”
Before Brian or Bart could answer, there was a deep basso rumble beneath them. The floors andwalls began to vibrate, and whatever was left attached to the beams of the structure seemed to leap off and rain down on them. The screaming of the beams began again, and this time they knew there wasn’t going to be a way out.
The building lurched violently, sending the desks flying toward the window, exposing Carrie, Marie and Brian to the chaos around them. The three of them clawed desperately at the rubble, trying to get back under the relative safety of the desks. Marie managed to get under another set of desks, as Brian grabbed Carrie’s hand to haul her under another desk.
Carrie looked up, and saw a huge chunk of concrete getting ready to release from its precarious hold. “Brian!” she screamed, flinging his hand from her arm. The motion sent him tumbling backward into the rubble, and he landed on his back in perfect view of the block as it fell.
Brian was the only one who saw a strange, serene smile spread across Carrie’s face as the block came down directly on top of her. She was looking straight at it when it hit her. Carrie didn’t scream.

Interview

~What are you currently working on?

Penumber: Equinox. Seems like I’ve been working on it for a year. Oh, wait, I have! I’m almost done with the reedit, so here’s hoping for soon.

~What writing advice do you have for aspiring authors?

Keep writing, keep you nose clean, learn your trade! Oh, and don’t feed trolls.

~Are you an organized author or scattered?

Organized. I don’t know why– everything else in my life is scattered, like litter from the litter box…

~Do you plot out your story or write as it goes?

I am a Plotser. I get an idea, and I run with it, but usually about 4, 6 chapters in I realize I need a guide or the book is going to turn into a mess.

~Do you have any strange writing habits?

Not really? I don’t know. I’m generally strange anyway, so…

~Do you have writers block and how do you work around it?

I don’t get traditional writer’s block. I just get stuck in stories. I have two ways out of this: I either drop the story and go to another one, or I back off and reread. Both have worked well.

~Do you work on 1 story at a time or multiples?

Multiples. I always have at least 3 manuscripts I’m futzing around with.

~What is your favorite genre to read?

Paranormal. I love witches, werewolves, vampires…

~What is the most wacky/crazy weird thing you received from a fan?

I haven’t recieved anything like that yet… shall we make it a challenge? 😛

~What are your favorite hobbies?

Writing! I adore it. It’s not ever a chore for me. Aside from that I quilt and scrapbook. Quilting is so rewarding, and seeing people’s faces when you give them something you spent hours and hours making just for them. So rewarding.

~If you had a warning label what would it say?

Insane. please return to nut house.

~Favorite quote?

“Though lovers be lost, love shall not, and death shall no dominion.”
~Dylan Thomas

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Spotlight and Interview: Savannah’s Journey (City Lights Series) by Kathleen Ann Gallagher

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Savannah Mason, a career minded journalist, spends long hours at work, hoping to take the spot as anchor. She continues to fight for independence and refuses to allow her demanding father to take control of her life, despite his wish for her to take over his surgical practice. On her darkest day twelve years prior, she agreed to give her baby up for adoption. Now, on her daughter’s birthday, a chance encounter gives Savannah an opportunity to explore a corner of her heart she thought was lost forever. Rob Sinclair a renowned surgeon and NY Times best-selling author has a new release and needs a promo spot on the television show, The News Stop. When Savannah gets to conduct the interview, a door opens to her future. But can she walk through that door? The last thing she wants is a relationship, especially one with a divorced doctor who happens to have two small children. This man who seems all wrong for her slowly weaves his way into her heart. But before she is free to accept this love, she must face the unsettled issues in her life. Rob’s commitment to climbing the ladder of success and providing a good life for his children, keeps him on the road for days at a time. When he meets the assertive newswoman, desire and passion awaken his broken spirit. Savannah and Rob’s strong attraction is undeniable as they journey to a place where honesty and the power of forgiveness can guide them both home. Will it be enough to heal the scars of the past and allow them another chance at love?

EXCERPT

“I’m crazy about you, Savannah,” he murmured as a rapid string of kisses left her weak and wanting more. With a low moan, Rob ran his tongue along the seam of her lips, begging for entrance.
With a whimper of surrender, Savannah allowed him access, opening he mouth. Rob clasped her closer and deepened the kiss, his mouth eating at her as if he’d devour her. A sense of elation filled her spirit. This was what she’d been missing. Her whole body was on fire. An ache radiated from her inner this all the way to the tips of her nipples. She couldn’t be still. The moment he placed his hand on her breast, Savannah gave a soft moan. Unable to hold back, she ran her hand across his thigh, needing to touch him. Each hungry stoke of his fingers on her skin felt magical, and she was ready to give herself completely.
When they broke away for a moment, she softly whispered, “Come inside.”
He replied in a low, breathy tone, “Are you sure?”
“Yeah, I am.” A tremulous smile spoke for itself. Was this the right thing to do? Savannah questioned herself, but she knew her mind had lost the battle. Her heart had won.

Author Interview

~What are you currently working on? 

My latest story is a contemporary romance entitled, Love’s Encore. It is a story about a drama teacher and her ex classmate from a theater company. Sadie and Vince find their attraction is still strong, but the timing may not be right. If they follow their hearts, they might find their true passion.

I’m also excited about the re-release of the Moonlight and Jasmine Series. Night Magic is book 1 and A Summer’s Enchantment is book 2. It is a series set in The White Mountain Region of New Hampshire. They are stand-alone stories involving Wiccan Witches and the challenges they face finding and keeping love.

~What writing advice do you have for aspiring authors?

If you’re serious about writing, you should try to write every day. I know we all have busy lives, but try to find a way to spare at least an hour a day on your craft. You would also benefit greatly from connecting with other writers. There are wonderful writing groups with regular meetings, and it is a great place to learn. Conferences are an excellent way to network and connect with others who share the same passion. If you have a chance, look into a conference in your area. Most of all, don’t give up. We all struggle with indecision and may even feel like giving up. Stick with it. You might try specific things to make your time writing more pleasant. You can try lighting your favorite candle, playing music that inspires you, or you might do better if you work in a bright and sunny space. It is your special time, so make it work for you.

~Are you an organized author or scattered?

I’d say I’m a little bit of each. I don’t stick to a rigid schedule. I am always thinking about my story and I organize it in my mind.

~Do you plot your story or write as it goes?

I plot it before I begin. I decide on the beginning and the ending. It’s the middle that holds the most challenge and it evolves as I go along. I get to know my characters by developing them, and their goals may change as I get to know them better.

~Do you have any strange writing habits?

If you call a coffee marathon a strange writing habit, I’m guilty.

~Do you have writers block and how do you work around it?

I do get writers block on occasion. If it happens in the middle of a story, I try to remember what my characters want and why they can’t get it. It also helps to read, watch a movie, and take a walk. If nothing helps, I indulge in a sinful dessert. If I stress over it, it only gets worse.

~Do you work on 1 story at a time or multiples?

I usually work on one story at a time. The exception would be if I have a deadline and my muse takes the driver’s seat.

~What is your favorite genre to read?

My favorite genres are contemporary romance and women’s fiction.

~What are your favorite hobbies?

I love movies, Broadway, and shopping in NYC. I’m fascinated with the Victorian Era and I enjoy antique shopping for items from that period. You might also find me with my two dogs walking on a beach in Venice, Florida or Cape May, NJ.

~If you had a warning label what would it say?

Beware if caffeine intake exceeds 3 cups!

~Favorite quote?

I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. –Maya Angelou

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Spotlight and Interview: Safe with Him (The Safe Series 2) by Tina Bass

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Bree Winters grew up distrusting cops and all they stood for, with only her brother to take care of her. After years of being forced to live apart, Bree moves to the small town of Mt. Eve with two goals in mind: to once again have her brother nearby and turn the dream she’s worked years to accomplish into a reality. Now with one goal met and her dream so close, she’s thrust into a situation filled with the things she hates the most…deception, lies, and cops.

Draco Vittore grew up in a life he didn’t want. At a very young age Draco discovered the true meaning of ‘bad guys’ and the type of person he didn’t want to be. Now a Virginia State police officer in their specialty unit, he’s good at two things:being a cop and picking up women—and he’s never had a problem in either department. His rules are simple—be the best damn cop he can be and never bring a woman home.

Until—a chance encounter involving a broken shower, a situation he won’t back down from, and a woman he can’t seem to forget.

When Bree’s life is threatened with a fate worse than death, Draco will do anything to keep her safe. Will he cross a line he can’t come back from? Or will both of their pasts keep her from being… Safe With Him?

EXCERPT

Bree walked across the parking lot and through the trees to his back yard. She had to be desperate, no beyond desperate, to be going anywhere with a cop, much less to his freakin’ house.
“Yep, you’re crazy and stupid.” She mumbled to herself.
“What?” Draco asked.
Oh crap, was that out loud? “Nothing. Soooo, are you married?” She didn’t really expect him to be truthful about it.
“NO!” He choked. “What the hell made you think that?”
She shrugged her shoulders. “No reason. Just making conversation. So what are you, the wham-bam-thank-you-ma’am kind of guy? No conversation required?”
He stumbled in his step and then grunted something under his breath.
“Easy there weeble-wobble. You fall down from way up there, you may break something.” She smirked at him.
“Nice to know you care.” He flashed that sexy grin at her.
“You break something and I’ll be out of a shower.” She shrugged her shoulders again and watched his grin fade. Good she told herself. Nobody needs to be staring at that oh-so-very sexy grin. Stop it! She scolded herself.
“He’s a freakin’ cop; just look at him.” She mumbled. Then made the mistake of looking over at him where he had just taken a few steps ahead of her, so she got a good view of his back and his backside. Shouldn’t uniform pants be—not so tight? She thought to herself, just looking at that firm butt and tight muscular thighs as he walked. “Bet he works out.” She continued to mumble to herself. Yep, at a gym. A coed gym so he could be all cocky and sexy and— “Stop!” She hissed out loud to herself.
“Why?” He stopped and turned around and looked at her. Okay so maybe she said all of that a little too loudly.
“Uh…you walk too fast.” She covered fast.
“Sorry.” He said with another hint of a blush?
What was that? Did he have the ability to pull something like that out on a whim? Yeah, he probably did. It was probably one of his many cocky superpowers that made him think he could get any girl at any time just by flashing that sexy grin and adding a hint of a blush that made him look too dang sexy for a girl’s peace of mind. He just stood there while she took the few extra steps that brought her up beside him. “So. You live alone?”
“Yeah, just me.” He started walking beside her again.
Great, she thought, another bachelor pad that will probably look like her brother’s. “What’s with guys and cleaning? Did they think someone’s gonna’ sneak in and cut off their balls if they picked up a broom every once in a while?” She mumbled.

Interview

~What are you currently working on?

Safe in the Storm (Book 3 in The Safe Series)

~What writing advice do you have for aspiring authors?

Write what you know with a dash of make-believe, a pinch of “Oh Sh*t!” sprinkled with a little “ha ha” through out. And keep on writing!!

~Are you an organized author or scattered?

I want to say organized, and I try, but truly I’m so scattered. I have notes all over the house written on anything from notepads (which I bought for that purpose), to the back of an envelope or receipt and even on a paper towel.

~Do you plot out your story or write as it goes?

I write as it goes.

~Do you have any strange writing habits?

Not sure as they are not “strange” to me, but a few of my habits include candy, music and Mtn Dew. Or maybe they’re more of an addiction than habit, not really sure.  But I always have some kind of candy, right now its Jelly Belly jelly beans and Twix bites, Mtn Dew, regular not diet, and my playlist which tends to grow as I write.

~Do you have writers block and how do you work around it?

So far I haven’t had “writers block” so much as a “scene block” from time to time. Basically it’s the process of moving from one scene to the next.  That gap in between,  that can stall me out for a small amount of time until I can figure it out.

~Do you work on 1 story at a time or multiples?

I try to work on one story at a time, but most often I end up writing a scene for a future book. Right now I have so many folders saved with different scenes from about 10 future books.

~What is your favorite genre to read?

Romance

~What is the most wacky/crazy weird thing you received from a fan?

Hmmm…. See that’s one I can’t answer yet!  I haven’t been writing that long and don’t have those die hard fans that do the wacky and weird.  I had a fan that made me a wonderful you tube video about my first book.  But, I don’t consider that weird or wacky… just wonderful!

~What are your favorite hobbies?

Reading, writing, listening to music, and watching old (or not so old), shows on Netflix.

~If you had a warning label what would it say?

That is a tough one.  My best friend has said for years that I’m a “Saint” and I guess I’m pretty even tempered, and will take a lot.  But, when I lose it, and it takes a lot, so maybe, “Contents can explode when under pressure.”  Hahahaha.

~Favorite quote?

Hell to the yeah!

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Review: Deacon (Starkis Family Book 1) by Cheryl Douglas

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When Deacon Starkis sets his sights on the gorgeous young model gracing the pages of his glossy catalogue, he knows he has to have her. One problem. She’s not available. But that won’t stop Deacon. He’s a man used to getting what he wants and he wants Mia.

Mia is stunned when she receives an email from the elusive billionaire who owns the lingerie company she models for. He tells her he’s intrigued. He’s not the only one. But she knows she’d be a fool to throw away an eight year relationship for a brief affair with the head honcho. He doesn’t do relationships and she doesn’t do casual sex. It seems they’re at an impasse.

Who will come out on top in this battle of wills? The dominant one or the woman intent on teaching him the meaning of submission?

Note to readers: No cliff-hangers! Mature content, 18+

Jessica’s Review:

5 STARS!!!!!

When I read the blurb, I was intrigued. Deacon falls in “love” with a model in one of his magazines. Mia has never met Deacon, yet quickly gets over the surprise of his emails. Too bad Mia is in an 8 year reltaionship with Drew. Eleni is Mia’s best friend & models for the same company. Eleni is the voice of reason as often as she plays Devil’s Advocate. I’d love to see her get a book. Every woman needs a girlfriend like Eleni. She’s supporting you, loving you, calling you on your BS. But I digress.

Deacon is everything you’d expect from a billionaire. He goes after what he wants, doesn’t take rejection well, Yet he shows a remarkable patience for Mia, playing a long term game. He’s convinced Mia is The One. There’s a few hurdles in his way, besides Drew. Mia is sweet, innocent in a way that is jsut part of who she is. She works her butt off while Drew goes back to school and is a lazy slob. Drew has few redeeming quailities, but he’s safe. He’s all Mia has ever known. It’s hard to step out, break away from the comfort zone.

Cheryl Douglas does great job of breathing life into her characters! She doesn’t take the easy path, make her characters do what’s expected. The road to true love is never smooth or easy. The heartache and anguish is as believable as the laughter and sexy kisses. Being an adult is full of twists, turns and stumbles. It’s how you pick up the cracked peices that make you into who you want to be.
I look forward to reading more from Cheryl Douglas and the Starkis Family!!

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Spotlight and Interview: Trouble Looming by Natalie Alder

Trouble Looming

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Cole Becker helped his father raise his younger siblings after their mother died.
He helped his father take care of his aging parents until they passed away.
Now it’s time for Cole to have the life he deserves.
When he meets Sara, all of his dreams seem to finally be within reach…until things begin to fall apart. Their perfect romance soon becomes complicated, scary, even life-threatening. Will happiness ever be theirs? Will Cole and Sara get their ‘someday’ together? Continue Tapestry, the Becker’s family saga in Trouble Looming, sequel to Crewel Work.

EXCERPT

“I’m sorry, I like to cook but not baking. Desserts are not my thing. I do have some ice cream in the freezer if you want to satisfy your sweet tooth.”

Cole was leaning against the kitchen counter with one ankle crossed over the other and his arms folded across his chest. He was sex incarnate wearing a lightweight camel sweater that brought out the gold flecks in his brown eyes, dark blue jeans that fit perfectly and butter-soft leather driving shoes, no socks.

“I don’t have much of a sweet tooth. Not for desserts at least.”

With a hungry stare and sultry movement, Sara walked toward Cole from across the room. She dropped her eyes as she moved past him, then picked up his gaze again from over her shoulder as she walked toward the bedroom. The potency of her eroticism hung in the air. He unfolded his arms, uncrossed his ankles, pushed off the counter with his hip, and followed her into the bedroom. Her top lay on the floor at her feet, and she had shimmied out of her capri pants. He sat in the chair in the corner of her room to watch her finish undressing. Sara looked at him sitting relaxed in her reading chair with one ankle crossed over his other knee, his eyes heavily hooded and wearing a grin.

“Aren’t you going to play also?” she asked.

“Keep going. I’ll join you in a minute.”

A sexy smile crept across her face. She reached back, unhooked her bra and let it fall. Leaning forward she hooked her thumbs in the strings of her bikini underwear and pushed them down to step out of them. She pulled the sheets on her bed back.

“Wait,” Cole said and let his eyes move over her body completely. He stood and took the few steps across her room to her. He hadn’t imagined that she’d be as gorgeous as she was and her body took his breath away. With one finger he lifted her chin to look into her eyes.

“You are absolutely the most beautiful woman I’ve ever met.” He reached around with his hand on her lower back and pulled her to him. With his other hand he cupped the back of her head to bring her mouth to his. They kissed, tasting each other and exploring.

Author Interview

~What are you currently working on?

Fringe Benefits, book 4

~Are you an organized author or scattered?

Organized

~Do you plot out your story or write as it goes?

Write as it goes around a situation

~Do you have any strange writing habits?

Need to have a fan on me

~Do you have writers block and how do you work around it?

Occasionally, come back later or drink

~Do you work on 1 story at a time or multiples?

Multiples

~What is your favorite genre to read?

Romance, suspense

~What is the most wacky/crazy weird thing you received from a fan?

Received a fan never claiming the ebook they won

~What are your favorite hobbies?

Reading, sewing, knitting, puzzles (i sound like an old woman)

~If you had a warning label what would it say?

Says what she hears (hearing often obscured)

~Favorite quote?

Write drunk; edit sober. Hemingway

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