Aug 31, 2013



“I thought I knew what I wanted but someone forgot to tell me that you have to embrace the ugly in a relationship in order to appreciate the beauty of what you have created between another person and yourself. The following is what happens when you think you can take a short cut but in life, as in love, easy doesn’t come without difficulty, and if you want love to survive, you have to fight for it each and every day.” – Sydney Landvik

Syd and Kaz survived getting together in the most unusual of ways, a rigorous world tour and his crazy ex-wife but their relationship will be tested more than they ever thought was possible. Now that Sydney is expecting their first child and they are engaged, demons from Kaz’s past rear their ugly head and cause a catalyst that will spin their world completely out of control.
Kaz reacts in the only way he knows how and that is to shut down his emotions while contemplating a deal for Scarlet Fever that could set them up for life and finally give them the stability they need.
goodreads-badge-add-plusMeanwhile, Syd reacts to the situation in a way that is completely unbecoming and may spell the end of their relationship and the happy ending she has craved for so long.
Can two people—who have gone through the fires of lust and love—reconnect with what brought them together in the first place and make peace not only with themselves and each other or will the pressure prove too great and tear them apart for good?
This is the explosive conclusion to one of the most exciting and twisted love affairs in rock history.

Author Bio:
Selene Chardou is a world traveler and the alter-ego of Elle Chardou.
Ms. Chardou’s writing is all about hot romance and exciting times with the wild, damaged, out of control and/or the rich and famous set in the New Adult realm.
She is currently working on In Too Deep, the conclusion to The Lovers Duet, and The Will To Love, book two in the Scarlet Fever Series, which chronicles the relationship of Will, the bassist of Scarlet Fever and Laurel, Syd’s BFF who fell head over heels for the hot rocker.
Ms. Chardou has lived abroad in Stockholm (Sweden), Manchester (England), Los Angeles, the San Francisco Bay Area and Portland. She currently resides in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Aug 30, 2013

COVER REVEAL: Capstone (Cornerstone #4) by Misty Provencher

Today I've got the honor to help reveal Misty's cover for book #4 in the Cornerstone series! If you haven't read this series you are missing out on a great series!

It's supposed to stink. That's what Cusps do.
The Ianua, Nalena and Garrett's own community, have welcomed them back by charging them as traitors and chucking them into the Hotel Celare's slammer. 
And outside the fortress walls, it's no better. 
The Cusp is at full-boil as the world finally surrenders to The Fury's lifestyle. Looting, riots, murders—every kind of crime has become the norm—and The Fury want to make it all permanent.  They might even succeed, now that they've nabbed all thirteen of the Ianua's Cornerstones.
To preserve mankind, the only chance the Ianua have left is to beat The Fury to the Earth's Core and somehow trigger the Reset.
Like that's easy.
There's no manual on how to activate a Reset. Nobody even knows if there’s an actual Core to the Earth. 
Shoot, it could be one big myth; an epic waste of effort.
But the Addo thinks there is one last hope. 
So long as someone is willing to sacrifice everything to be mankind's long shot.
 RELEASING: September 30th

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COVER REVEAL: Allegiant (Guardian # 2) by Sara Mack

Check out the cover for book 2 of the Guardian series by Sara Mack! I LOVE it!!

Book Information:

Last summer, Emma discovered that true love never dies.
It can return.
It can give you hope.
It can pull you from darkness.
Until it’s ripped from you.
As her 22nd birthday approaches, Emma Donohue finds herself back at school and utterly alone.  Hours away from family and friends, her solitary days are spent contemplating what never should have been.  James should never have died, but he did.  He should never have been assigned as her Guardian,
but he was.  And she should never have allowed Dane to get too close to her heart.
But she failed.
Desperate to fill her time, Emma is intrigued by her mysterious new neighbor, Garrett.  She’s never met anyone quite like him before, and, curious, she attempts to discover his past.  Little does she know his presence will pull her into a world she could never imagine.  A world that follows an ancient doctrine.
A world built on loyalty, yet plagued by secrets and lies.
A world that will threaten everything – and everyone – she loves.
RELEASE DATE: October 6th

About the Author:

Sara Mack is a Michigan native who grew up with her nose in books. She is a wife and a hockey mom on top of being trapped in a windowless office forty hours a week. Her spare time is spent one-clicking on Amazon and devouring books on her Kindle, cleaning up after her kids and two elderly cats, attempting to keep her flower garden alive, and, of course, writing. She has an unnatural affinity for dark chocolate, iced tea, and bacon. Guardian is her debut novel.

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NEW RELEASE & EVENT: Gem City Gypsy by Kristin Kuhns Alexandre

Book Description:

A Gypsy girl, two hot guys, a “little bit of magic,” and the leader of the Ku Klux Klan on her heels. What’s a Gypsy girl to do? If her name is Neci Stans, she will fight back. Colorful, vivid, and passionate, 19-year-old Neci Stans wants nothing more than to belong to Dayton, Ohio’s high society set and marry the man of her dreams, Ezra Crawford. But there's some big problems: his racist father, the Ku Klux Klan, a woman who claims Ezra as her own, and a vindictive but sexy Englishman who wants Neci for his own. And of course, the biggest problem of all is her gypsy heritage and her “little bit” of magic. For 1900s Americans, life was changing, and Neci will make you cheer for the changes and cry for the heartbreaks.

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About the Author:

Kristin Kuhns Alexandre is an author, publicist and Executive Film Producer.

This author has always wanted to share the story of her hometown and its unique history. As a child she metthe legendary Charles Kettering (trick or treating his home).

She is the author of "Gem City Gypsy" (Sisterhood Publications), her debut novel about a gypsy teenager in 1917. At the heart of the story is Neci Stans, a 19 year old from Dayton, Ohio who has survived the sinking of the Lusitania only to face down a band of German killers as they murder her mentor in Kinsale, Ireland.

Kristin was born and raised in Dayton, Ohio where she worked as a newspaper columnist for The Dayton Journal Herald.

After Sweet Briar College, Kristin worked as a newscaster for Channel 13 and Channel 5 News in NYC and for House Beautiful Magazine and the Economic Development Administration of Puerto Rico. She also worked as a Publicist for Ammirati, Puris Advertising and hosted a luncheon series for celebrities at The New York Yacht Club for many years.

Kristin was a co-founder and Speaker Co-ordinator of Earth Day 1970 and is the author of several books:
Gem City Gypsy
Nuncio and the Gypsy Girl
The Perfect Gentleman: the Secrets Rich Girls Use to Choose the Classiest Guys
Find a Great Guy: Now and Forever

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RELEASE DAY: A Dark Road by Amanda Lance


Loner James McKay wants nothing to do with Hadley Grayson. After all,the last thing a drug dealer needs is the pretty, new girl trying to be friends. Walking distractions like her lead to trouble, the kind that can get you 10 to 15 behind bars. Likewise, fencing champion Hadley Grayson isn't thrilled about her family uprooting her during her senior year of high school. At least there's James McKay, the quiet, mad scientist who is as adorable as he is mysterious. Though McKay may reject the idea of friendship, he gets one whether he wants it or not. But once the lies are told and the rumors spread, the dangers of meth making and dealing are impossible to avoid. Between secrets and overdosing classmates, McKay and Hadley will learn that loneliness can be a two-way street, changing both of their lives forever.

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About the Author:

A native of New Jersey and lifelong nerd, Amanda Lance recently completed her Master in Liberal Arts at Thomas Edison State College after her BA in English Literature and AFA in creative writing.

She currently resides in Easton Pennsylvania with her boyfriend and their spoiled hound dog. She is a cliché booknerd who is terrible at math, clinically obsessive, and prone to addictive behavior. She may or may not be a recluse.

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Because I stayed up late trying to finish up a batch, I ended up forgetting to set the alarm. The only reason I wake up is because Dog is running something fierce in his dreams again, maybe looking to catch uncatchable tennis balls. The final blow comes when he kicks me directly in the kidney, making my leg jerk up so that I almost kick him in the face.

“You’re lucky I love you, you furry son-of-a-bitch.”

He gives me a look that tells me to go screw myself and yawns in my face.


It’s past ten and I don’t want to hear crap about missing more classes, so I don’t bother to do anything except brush my teeth and throw on some semi-clean clothes. My skin is probably combustible by this point anyway, so showering won’t make any difference. Then again, maybe I would get lucky and catch fire at some point throughout the day.

At least that would lighten things up. Hardy har har. Ain’t I clever?

No surprise. The Stooges are already waiting for me in the parking lot when I get to school. Twitching more than usual, Sam Anderson looks like he’s about to pick out the last of his hairs from his head. I guess that’s why he cut it so short to begin with.

And I swear if Ryan Fuller’s face breaks out anymore, FEMA will have to declare him a natural disaster area. I can see the signs and yellow caution tape now. Warning: Standing too close to this junkie may cause you to go blind from his ugliness.

And that’s the thing about meth; it makes you ugly, but not just on the outside. We all end up ugly on the outside eventually (don’t get me started about western standards of beauty) but crank makes you ugly on the inside, like evil stepsister ugly. So ugly that I almost forget when we all used to be friends; Sam, Ryan, Luke, and me, before Mom left and Frank started using, and all that other shit. Maybe meth makes it easier to forget. I don’t know. I must have become too weird for them to hang out with. At least until I had something else to offer them, something that helps Sam and Ryan make weight for wrestling and help Luke make the money for the car he wanted. Then suddenly I’m their best friend again.




Even that didn’t last long, because now their eyes bug, and they itch, and twitch. They bug, itch, twitch and they sell. They sell for me. I know it isn’t smart to shit where you eat, but I keep everything in-check by keeping them in-check. I mean, I don’t even have to pay them; they work for product, for Christ’s sake.

I make them their own batch, battered down and diluted so I get the most use out of them for my buck—so to speak. If anything ever did happen, if they ever did turn me in to save their own asses, all anybody would see is a few strung out losers with a story. It would be my word against theirs. And on paper I’m an honor roll student who has never bothered anyone.

Then there are other ways of getting rid of evidence should I ever need it, so I’m not too worried about The Stooge aspect of business. I know instantly when I see them that they must be hurting. In a way it’s funny, these guys have no concept of self-control, and they always end up bingeing on what I bring them. Half the time, they want even more than what our original arrangement dedicated and I have to remind them that they’ll have to pay me on top of working for me.

“McKay! McKay!” Before I can even get out of my truck, Luke is all over me, practically jumping on the windshield like Dog used to do when he was younger. But when I give him the look, he simmers down a bit and backs off. I thinking figure people are watching us from the windows. I know they aren’t, but I still can’t help but think it.

“Dude, how ya been?”

I look around, and because the school day is half-over and the parking lot is deserted, but I don’t want to risk a security guard finding us out here, I hold them off a little longer.

“I’m not giving you anything.”

“Dude, we’re starting to feel the pain here.”

As if I cared.

Then Anderson makes that whiny sound in the back of his throat and Ryan is scratching at the sores that have formed on his arms over the last few weeks and I am thinking: college, college, college. Out, out, out.

So I dangle a possibility in front of them.

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Aug 29, 2013

*BOOK BLITZ* NEW RELEASE & GIVEAWAY: Safe (Conquering #1) by Ryan Michele

SAFE by Ryan Michele has been RELEASED!!You don't want to miss out on this incredible story!!

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Moving to Williamsfield, Georgia is not what she wants … it’s what she needs. An escape—from him.

After being brutally abused for years, Sadie seeks sanctuary and safety. But can she ever be safe when evil has his eyes on her from afar.
Landon doesn’t want a relationship. He’s been burned too badly to want anything more from a woman than the physical, but one look at Sadie and he’s rethinking everything. 

Can trust be formed when it’s been so beaten down? Can love conquer fears? What happens when evil doesn’t give up? Can Sadie ever really be safe?


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Aug 28, 2013

*Reckless Rebels Blog Tour* Character Interview w/ the stars of Striking by Rachel Higginson and Lila Felix

Today I have the pleasure of introducing you to Strikings heroine and hero, Cami and Stockton! Thank you to Lila and Rachel for sharing them with us!

For those of you who have no idea what Striking is about (I'm SMH because you should!) click HERE.
For those of you who are just as anxiously awaiting this book, I hope you enjoy my interview with Cami and Stockton!

Cami and Stockton thank you for being here today! 

Cami: Thank you so much for having us on your blog, Christina! Stock and I are so excited to be here.
Stockton: Thanks for having us. Cami needed an excuse to wear those heels anyway.  She’s been whining about it for weeks. *Cami slaps Stockton on the arm*
I'm glad that I can help! I know you two are very busy so why don't we get started!

If you were to describe each other in five words, what would they be?

Cami: Oh my, I’m going with burly, dirty, hillbilly… Just kidding! Stockton in five words is easy for me, Loving, giving, hard-working, hot-as-hell and so super talented he blows my mind every single day. Was that five words???
Stockton: Only five? Damn…headstrong, spoiled, gorgeous, loving, determined, prim, proper, pompous. *Cami slaps him again* Just ignore the last three.

What is your favorite quality in one another?

Cami: My favorite thing about Stockton is his ability to look beyond people’s choices and see something worthy in them. He did this with me, got to the root of who I was and even found some good stuff in there. He does it with his friend Shriver on probably a daily basis. He’s just perceptive and people feel that and feel comfortable around him. He makes people want to be better than what they are. Also, he’s really good at kissing. That just needs to be said.
Stockton: Cami’s best attribute is her tenacity.  It doesn’t matter how wrong that girl is, she’s gonna be wrong ‘til the cows come home.  But it was her tenacity that showed me where I was falling short.  Plus, she never hesitates to stand up to me and call me on my crap.  I love that about her.

How do you picture your lives 5 years from now?
Cami: If you say barefoot and pregnant, you’re sleeping on the couch.
Stockton: I would never—now sky high Jerry Choo or whatever those things you wear, and pregnant.  I’m good with that.
Cami: Seriously, in five years I would like to be finished with school and off into whatever career that means for me. Maybe I’m working somewhere, maybe I’m just working on my own novel on our front porch, but I want to be writing. And ok, maybe barefoot and pregnant wouldn’t be so bad.
Stockton: In five years I’d like my family to be settled.  Cami and Willa finished with school and steady in whatever they choose to do—and Cami and I making babies.  I had to say it.

Whats next for you two?
Stockton: For me, I’m just always working on new designs, looking for new materials and new techniques.  Cami has been writing and I’m hoping for her to finish something soon since she won’t let me read her work until it’s finished.  Really, I think she assumes this hillbilly can’t read her big words.

Will you be appearing in the following books?
Oh yes! Stockton’s siblings need help- like serious help. Good thing they have us!! Plus, Willa’s my bff. That girl couldn’t get rid of me if she tried!

Stockton: Somebody’s got to keep the Wrights in line.  Bridger’s a mess and West is just buck wild.

In a movie of your lives, who would play you?

Cami- Stockton would of course be played by the delicious Channing Tatum. I mean, poor Channing would need to do some serious work to look as good as my man, but I think he could eventually pull it off.
Stockton: Is that the guy in that stripper movie? Fine, if he gets to play me then I choose Kirsten Prout for you. All she needs is a royal attitude and a heart of gold, no sweat.  Although, I’m sure she wouldn’t look half as hot in my shop.
Cami- I’m very impressed that you know that, Stock. All my Hollywood gossip must be rubbing off on you.
*Stockton hangs head, embarrassed*

Okay so I have few quick "This or That" questions! And then we can wrap up and you two can enjoy a day at the lake or...spend some quality time together... *I laugh as  they both turn beet red and smile at each other*
Morning or Night?

Cami- For sure night. There was like three seconds of my life when I thought I would turn into a morning person when Mallory had me up and working at the crack of dawn every morning. But Stockton fixed that with all his late night visits. First, he kept me up all night outside of my bedroom. Now he keeps me up all night inside of the bedroom.
Stockton: I can’t believe you just said that.
Cami- What?
Stockton: Moving on…

Music or Literature?

Cami- While I love to dance, I’m going with literature. I’ve calmed down these days and there is nothing better to me than curling up with a good book.

Stockton: Music, hands down.  Alpha Rev fills my playlist.  I may have sung some to Cami last night at our window date.

Movie or TV show?

Cami- TV show. For sure. More specifically, Reality TV. I am obsessed with all that drama. I mean, now that my life’s not full of it, I can enjoy it in other people’s lives.
Stockton: Have you seen Duck Dynasty? I love that show and Fast and Loud.  And this woman and her drama shows.  You’d think she’d be done with drama, but no.  I think she feeds off of it.

Boxers or Briefs?

Cami- Boxers. Oh wait, you didn’t mean me.
Stockton: Don’t listen to her, she wears my boxers too on top of those lacey things—Praise the Lord for Victoria’s Secret.  They should build a local one, I’d keep them in business for sure.
*Cami blushes*

In one sentence tell the readers why they should read Striking.

Cami- Read Striking because our story is beautiful, it’s complex, a little angsty, but mostly it’s the story of two people with real problems that find each other and then save each other with a life-changing kind of love.

Stockton: Um—it’s good, just read it. Now I need to get my girl out of here, all this talk of lace and making babies has made me—we just need to get home.  Thanks for the interview.

Thank you both for stopping by today!
These two were a joy to interview! Don't miss out on their story! Striking is coming SEPTEMBER 1st!! In the meantime ADD Striking to your Goodreads shelf and click HERE for the synopsis!

COVER REVEAL:Together Forever (Forever Series , #2) by Vicki Green



After escaping her ordinary life and following her dream of writing a romance novel, Allie Richard’s finds herself falling in love with her sexy best friend Shane Barton. But all too soon, her past catches up to her, trying to tear their budding romance apart.

Finally finding the amazing girl of his dreams, Shane Barton races to protect what’s his and will do anything to protect her. This loving and sexy man is tender to the touch but will fight to keep them together.

Will Allie and Shane be able to withstand what her past throws at them to put an end to their happiness? Will they ever be able to be Together Forever?

Together Forever (Forever Series, #2)
Author: Vicki Green
Genre: Contemporary Adult Romance
Release date: October 1, 2013

Author Bio 2 - 1About the Author:

Vicki Green grew up in Overland Park, Kansas and has resided in Olathe, Kansas for more than 25 years. Along with her husband and two teenage boys, she shares her home with her cocker spaniel’s Shadow and Mocha. She has been working full time at the same Company for almost 35 years. Her life has been filled with the most loving and caring parents, who are both in Heaven now but are still in her heart and mind daily.

Vicki enjoys reading books, too many on her Kindle and Nook to count, which is what inspired her to begin writing this book.


Aug 27, 2013

NEW RELEASE & EVENT: The Search (The Descendent #2) by Kelley Grealis

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Allison Carmichael is thirsty for blood and hungry for answers.

Lured away from her illicit extracurricular activities by news about her kidnapped husband, Allison rejoins her adopted family that’s promised to help her find him. Allison's search is detoured, however, by sinister vampire politics, the seeming good will of her fanged family, and the return of her nemesis.  Circumstances unfold that shatter the foundation of her world.
In order to successfully play the game she has been thrust into, Allison must battle loss and betrayal and accept unexpected love.

THE SEARCH is on for answers,but when answers are found, will they be what Allison was looking for?goodreads-badge-add-plus

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Aug 26, 2013

RELEASE DAY EVENT & GIVEAWAY of Mine (Naughty Girl #2) by Scarlett Metal

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Alexandra opened her heart and let herself be vulnerable to Paul. The walls around Paul's heart were torn down by the feisty Alex. Both of them are happier than they've been in a long time.

Paul's ex-wife comes to town and turns their life upside down with news that shakes Paul to the core, making him question everything he's ever done. Will Alex be reminded of why she’s never trusted anyone and leave? Can Paul show Alex that she's the only one for him before it's too late? Or will someone else from their past destroy them beyond repair?

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About the Author:

Scarlett lives in the Midwest with her family. When she's not busy writing steamy stories, she can be found with her nose in a book, camping, or geocaching with her family. She loves Diet Coke, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, and 80's hair bands.

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NEW RELEASE & EVENT: I, Walter by Mike Hartner

Book Description:

Walter Crofter was born into Elizabethan England.
In a country and a time where favor and politics were both deadly, can an honest boy stay true to himself?
Especially given his family background?


From the Author

I, Walter is the first in a series of books in a saga which will span continents and time to arrive in present day North America.
Each in the series will be connected, though that connection may not be obvious for several more books.  
It's almost like looking at a menorah (sic)..  Many lines, seemingly individual,  connect to center at different points. 


About the Author:

Mike Hartner is a father, son, author, patriot, geek (ret), and husband.
His love of all things genealogical led him to writing, and writing has now led him to fiction and a large epic saga. 
He lives in Vancouver, BC with his wife and son.

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Aug 23, 2013

REVIEW & GIVEAWAY: Guardian by Sara Mack

Guardian (The Guardian Trilogy, #1) 
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True love never dies.
Emma Donohue begs to differ.

When a late night accident claims the love of her life, Emma secludes herself in memories of James. In his sandy brown hair and clear blue eyes. In their innocent first kiss and declarations of love. In their plans for a life together after college. But happy dreams can’t rid her of the guilt she carries. She can’t erase her actions the night he died. She can’t erase her reaction at his funeral. And she can’t erase the hollow void that fills her chest and consumes her heart.

The first time Emma hears James’ voice, she’s astounded. It sounds as if he’s standing right beside her, and she fears her shattered heart is trying to drive her mad. But, as she continues to hear the voice, she finds comfort in it. With the help of her best friend Shel and handsome newcomer Dane, she tries to move forward and start
goodreads-badge-add-plusliving again.

Until the voice in her head turns out to be more. So much more.

You know what they say.
True love never dies.

(A huge THANK YOU to Sara Mack for allowing me to read and review her book!)

Guardian is the first book in a trilogy and starts off with a tragedy. Like most stories, starting off with tragedy is what encourages readers to read on. Well at least it did to me. And I must say I wasn't disappointed. 

Emma and James have always been close. Growing up best friends and then turning into lovers, they were inseparable and madly in love. When tragedy strikes Emma is left with a hollowness that cannot be filled or replaced. She drowns in depression and is content with staying locked in her room and not living her life. But then her best friend steps in and things start to look up a little. 

Shelby refuses to let Emma drown in her grief so she concocts a plan to get her out the house and keep her busy. They get jobs and hang out with old and new friends. But Shelby still doesn't reach Emma completely. She helps her forget for a little while but when Emma is alone thoughts of James consume her. Until they become more than thoughts. 

When James turns out to be  a Guardian, a protector, Emma is ecstatic with the change of circumstances and begins to live her life again. But not really. She lives for her time alone with James in her bedroom and refuses to let him leave again. Even if she can't have him in real life she would settle for just having him near.

But in real life there is Dane. Sweet, loving and funny Dane. What starts off as a friendship between the two quickly turns into much more for Dane. He really cares for Emma but knows that she will always love James and never open up to anyone else. He settles for helping her through her grief and maybe one day being able to find a place in her heart. But he's fighting against a ghost. One that refuses to leave. 

Throw into all the fried a psycho ex friend, Guardian will have you wrapped up in its pages. 

I look forward to reading on and finding out what happens. If I had one wish for future books it would be for Emma to learn to deal with reality. I know that many who read this will be okay with what transpires but to me its unhealthy and I would like to see her get better. I adore James but let's be real, he's dead. 

Anyways, what are you waiting for? Pick this up and check out Emma, James and Dane's story! Yes Dane because if you haven't noticed I totally adore him! :D



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RELEASE DAY EVENT: Striving For Normal by B.L. Mooney

Striving for Normal
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goodreads-badge-add-plusThe most intimate relationship Drew Clayborn had with a man in the last four years has been with her therapist. With a past that has left her broken and scarred, she tries to piece herself back together enough to make it through each day. Whether she’s ready or not, life brings her back among the living, and Drew needs to learn quickly how to deal with her troubled past. When the perfect opportunity presents itself to pursue her dream career, it also provides Drew her first encounter with a compelling man since her devastating breakup with the last one.

Carl Williamson is rich, powerful, and gorgeous. The desire she feels when he’s near makes it impossible not to melt into his arms. He wants Drew and will stop at nothing to have her. Carl promises to be her protector, but he brings familiar concerns to the surface.

Dennis Brooks is a nice guy her best friend thinks would be her perfect match. He’s strong, honest, and sexy as hell, and he makes her smile in a way no one else can. Drew feels safe and secure with him, but she isn’t certain he is strong enough to handle Drew and give her what she thinks she needs in a relationship.

When Drew’s demanding, controlling ex comes back to stake his claim on her, the carefully crafted world she built for herself is turned upside down. Does she need a powerful man like Carl to help her? Will Dennis step up and be the man she needs? Or does she finally become strong enough to deal with her past on her own? Who is the true hero in her quest of striving for normal?

Book: Striving For Normal
Author: B.L. Mooney
Release date:  August 23, 2013

About the Author:

B.L. Mooney started writing when the voices and storylines in her head ran out of room. They were getting too cramped and neither B.L. nor the characters could take it anymore, so she did the only thing she could do—she made room. She always knew she wanted to write, but vowed to make time for it later. Now that she’s made time for writing, most everything else falls to the wayside. That seems to suit the characters that keep popping up just fine.

B.L. lives in the Midwest and her other talents include in-demand cookies, a very dry sense of humor, and stealth eavesdropping. Some mannerisms, attitudes, or twists come from random sentences picked up while passing by strangers. So speak up the next time you have something to gossip about. You never know, it may just end up on the pages of the next book you read.

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