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Sunday, June 30, 2013

In a Heartbeat by Hilary Storm Blog Tour and GIVEAWAY!!!

I love that you have taken your time to come and check out my blog. I have something very special for you today. Not only is the cover of this book beautiful, but the story inside the covers is light, heartwarming, and a must read!

In a Heartbeat by Hilary Storm


Eaven Bennett is a college student with a passion for photography. She has high hopes of completing college and starting a new life as she moves away from her hometown with her best friend, Ivy Adams. Her last boyfriend ruined any chance of her trusting ever again.
Talon Walker is the dark and intriguing drummer for the up and coming band ‘Rebel Walking’. A tragedy in his past has left him empty with no desire for a relationship. That is until he meets Eaven.
One minute your heart is filled with love, the next your entire life comes crashing down. Everything can change in a heartbeat. Can Eaven and Talon overcome the obstacles in their way and find love?

Author Bio

Hilary Storm lives with her high school sweetheart and three children in Enid, Oklahoma. She drives her husband crazy talking about book characters everyday like they are real people. She graduated from Southwestern Oklahoma State University with an MBA in Accounting and has a full time job as an accountant. Her passions include being a mom, writing, reading, photography, music, mocha coffee, and spending time with friends and family. She is the author of the 'Rebel Walking' Series. Book One: 'In a Heartbeat' is due to release in June.

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My Review

When I first started this book, I wasn’t really sure what to expect as I had not heard anything about it yet. So, I didn’t know whether we were talking about a romance or a western novel. But, as I began to turn the pages, I knew. And I was overjoyed.Everyone loves a good romance novel. This book fits that description perfectly. The story starts out a little slow, but it isn’t long before the story picks up and you are blasted into a world of fairy-tale romance. Not that the road is easy for either one of them.
I love the characters in this book. They are so realistic and you can relate to them so well. Well..except for maybe Ivy!! LOL I wish I could be like her but I don’t see making an impression like she does as up my alley. But otherwise, what a fantastic set of people to intermingle with each other.
I have to say I fell IN LOVE with Taron. I know! I know! What a jerk..right? But I can’t help it! I know I should be in love with Talon, but I can’t relate with someone with so much past drama and even though he comes off on the surface as this sex obsessed jerk, underneath he loves completely the things he cares for. Unfortunately, for him it’s sex and his brother. But still. I must just love the bad boys. Hee HeeAll in all, I really loved this story. It was a very simple idea and I like that in a book. When an author begins to complicate things the book can become overwhelming, but not in this situation. It was a quick read but a necessary one.


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Saturday, June 29, 2013

COVER COVET!!! Curse of the Beast by Ashley Lavering

Curse of the Beast & Star Cursed
Cover Reveal and Giveaway
Hosted by Lady Amber’s Reviews
Young Adult Novels by Ashley Lavering

I am so excited that you all could celebrate my new covers with me!! Curse of the Beast and Star Cursed are Young Adult novels and a retelling of Beauty and the Beast with a werewolf twist. They are my first books published and had different models on each cover. I really wanted these novels to match as a set and really shine. So I hired the amazing cover artist, Design by Katt (aka Kathey Amaral) to redo them. https://www.facebook.com/DesignByKatt?fref=ts

She was fantastic to work with and was patient with my endless nit-picking. LOL. I am sure she thought I was OCD.  But enough about us, let’s see those marvelous covers shall we? Drum-roll please…..

Curse of the Beast

Seventeen-year-old Tayla Jonas longs for a simple life, but an ancient curse forces a werewolf to hunt her, to claim what is his. Will Tayla be strong enough to survive the Curse of the Beast? Or will it consume her like so many before? Find out in the first installment of this unique retelling of Beauty and the Beast.

Star Cursed

Tangled in a web of wills, Tayla must risk everything to break the Curse of the Beast. With failure and possible death looming overhead, Tayla will do anything to find true love. But will one moon cycle be long enough to conquer her wolf and remain human? Or will she become a permanent member of Beast’s pack? Find out in the second installment in the Curse of the Beast series.

 Author Ashley Lavering

A nomad at heart, Ashley currently claim Nevada as her home. She has a wonderful husband and two young children that put up with her “writing time.” When she’s not pondering a spell that will magically calm the ferocious winds that plague the air around her, you can find her, with notepad in hand, frantically jotting down ideas in those short moments between caring for her girls and working full time at the Elko Institute for Academic Achievement.

Art and science have always been her yin and yang. Throughout her college career, she shifted between the two, but in the end graduated with a Bachelors of Mathematics and Science from the University of Wyoming.
Charging into adventures and discovering something new has always been a passion of hers, but as a teenager she used to run screaming from a reading or writing assignment. Looking back, the irony isn’t lost on her. Now you can’t catch her without a book in hand or an open word document. Every time a new idea pops into her mind her heart races and her hand twitches to write it. In that moment, she has her writer's high and prays it will sustain her through thousands of hours of revision.


Not Again, My Love by Pamela Foreman Blog Tour

I know you have all been waiting for this so I won't hold it back any longer!!!!


David and Annette Anderson have been married for two years, working hard to merge their two families. During their short marriage, one son joined the military and two children entered college, leaving four teenagers at home. Everyone seemed happy with this new blended family.

Then it happened. An unfortunate accident and all the hopes and dreams for one child faded quickly. A second child chooses the wrong path in life while another child reveals his feelings for two women. And then the ultimate shock which will affect all nine family members.

Will David and Annette survive the trials of parenting seven children? Can they keep their relationship together during their daughter's struggles? Will all their children decide to follow their parents' warnings and advice? Join the Anderson's as they battle these challenging situations.


“Oh, Georgia! Lighten up!” Jersey shook her finger at Georgia. Georgia could tell her sister had been drinking not only by her behavior, but Jersey smelled of the beer or liquor. The two girls plus their fellow triplet, Virginia, were barely seventeen, and their step-sister Mallory was still sixteen. The four were about to be seniors in high school and their sibling was already an alcoholic.
Jersey and this male friend of hers both laughed then shushed each other like preschoolers about to get caught in an mischievous act. Georgia didn’t even know his name and didn’t remember ever seeing him before. Georgia rolled her eyes, knowing this was not going to get any better.

“How did he get in here?” Georgia asked. She put her hands on her hips, an action she had observed her mother doing over the past several years as all her older siblings had become teenagers. Georgia knew for a fact this boy did not enter through the front door of their house.

“How else?” Jersey slurred. “The window.”
 “The window? We’re on the second floor!” Georgia put her head in her hands, exasperated. She’s been covering for her sister for more than two years now, but she wasn’t sure she could any longer. Jersey seemed to be getting herself deeper and deeper in trouble.

Author Bio

Pamela Foreman is a wife of seventeen years to her high school sweetheart and the mother of four children. Having grown up in Texas, Pamela currently lives in central Virginia. Pamela received her master’s degree in accounting from Liberty University and is an avid reader. She enjoys sewing, crocheting, knitting and scrapbooking when she is not involved with her children’s activities and spending time with her husband.

Pamela is the author of the Nebraska Holds series, a series surrounding the lives of David Anderson and Annette Miller, middle-aged adults who have both gone through the sudden deaths of their spouses and each have children to continue to raise. The series currently has three books, You're Right, My Love (December 2011), Not Again, My Love (January 2013) and the third book is Secrets Abound, My Love, will be  published in July 2013.

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Friday, June 28, 2013

500 Likes Giveaway!!!!!

To all of my adoring fans!!! I am offering you a chance at some great prizes!!! There will be one winner for each prize!! Make sure you enter and share so everyone gets a chance to win!!! Thank you so much for all of your support in getting me where I am now. I never would have imagined in all my years of having 500 likes on a page! I don't know what I am going to do as the "likes" keep coming in!!! All of you deserve it!!!

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GUEST POST!!! Bethany Daniel

I don't know if you have had a chance to check out this author. If you haven't, you are sorely missing out!! What is taking you so long? Get over there and check out this awesome book!!!

COVER COVET!!! Mangled Hearts by Felicia Tatum

Title: Mangled Hearts
Author: Felicia Tatum
Genre: Adult Romance
Release Date: July 12   Sign up for the blitz here

I know…I know…you have waited for it all week…Jeez! Give a girl a break!! I’m just kidding (no I’m not) hee hee…well here it is!!!!
The Mangled Hearts by Felicia Tatum cover!!!!

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Can two loves find their way back to each other despite an addiction and a hardened heart? Will their love overcome it all?
Francesca Taymon is young, successful, and broken. A tragic accident years ago haunts her to this day, and she blames only one person--the one that holds her heart. When she finally gets her first case, will she be able to handle seeing him again? Can she do her job and keep her heart intact?
Cade Kelling doesn’t take life seriously. He’s reckless and irresponsible, drinking all his problems away. When his parents bail him out for the last time, will he be able to handle seeing Francesca after all of these years? Will he be able to tell her what really happened that night 5 years ago or will he lose her forever?
And the most important question….
Can these mangled hearts be mended?
Cover by Samantha Bagood at Cover Pub

Author Bio

Felicia Tatum was born and raised in Tennessee. She always loved reading, and at the age of twelve began writing. Her passion for creating stories grew and in May 2012, she finally wrote her first novel, The White Aura.

She still lives in Tennessee with her daughter and her kitty. She loves cooking and books. Animals are some of her best friends. She watches a lot of Disney channel and often dreams up new book ideas. She's currently writing the second book in series, as well as a romance novel. Her dream is to write as many books as possible while entertaining as many people as possible.

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Thursday, June 27, 2013

Mangled Hearts Release Day Blitz Sign Up

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July 12
Author: Felicia Tatum
Genre: Adult Romance

GUEST POST!!! Fantabulous Author Lindy Spencer!!!

Hi, Melissa!  So good to see you!  Wow, great place you have here... so roomy and open.  I love it!  Oh, and look at that bench seat tucked into the bay window nook, that'll be perfect for reading and relaxing at the same time while watching the sailboats on the water on that lake over there!  I'm so jealous!  Mind if I stop by and use it from time to time?  Here, I brought you a bottle of wine as a housewarming gift!  Hope you like Pinot Grigio.

I wanted to drop in and say hi, and pick your brain about something.  I've been thinking about karma a lot lately; not only because my first book, The Boomerang Effect, centers on it, or the sequel which isn't out yet, but because I've talked to some people lately who don't really believe in it.  They attribute karmic happenings to coincidence.  What do you think?  Do you think you get back what you put out there, or do you think the universe is randomized and people seeing karma are ghost hunters?

There were times in my younger years that I believed in coincidence.  The older I get, the more I feel that everything that happens is woven together somehow, that it relates back to something you've already done or a lesson you needed to learn but didn't pick up the first time around, and you're being given a second chance to learn it. 

Kind of a heavy topic with lots of thinking, karma.  It also takes patience.  Sometimes people don't get what's coming to them, the just desserts if you will, until long after the people they've wronged have gone on and forgotten about it.  Would that be Universal Revenge? The universe making sure the scales stay balanced and everyone who is inherently good getting good in return?  Ack, that's taking it a bit too far, even for me. 

Seriously, what do you think about karma, and have you had anything come back around to you that reminded you of something you did to deserve it? 

Anyway, as long as you're throwing a party and inviting everyone you know, can I give you the links to my book?  That way if anyone wants to check it out, they can find it easily enough, or even come by and talk to me on my author page... I'm there more often than my lovely followers know!  Here, I'll just leave you a list, you can share it if you like.

Oh, goodness, look at the time.  So much to do, so little time to do it!  Hope you've enjoyed our visit as much as I have, we need to do this more often!  Have a great day!! Talk to you soon!!!


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