Wednesday, February 26, 2014

WHY????? By Angel

 
 
Why.........
 
 
I set her by her hospital bed that has been brought into her bedroom to make her feel more comfortable. She looks so pale and weak. It blows my mind how cancer can spread like wildfire within days, weeks, and even months

We are watching the Vow together. She loves that movie, but I think she just wants to look at a hot guys ass. She say "Angel go in my jewelry box and get my wedding ring, please". I go and get it for her. It is a beautiful thick yellow gold wedding band. When I hand it to her she stops me and says no sweetheart! I want you to have it. When you are ready to get married I won't be here so I want this to be your wedding ring. You know baby... so you can always have a piece of me with you everyday for the rest of your life. I try so hard not to cry in front of her. She hates tears, and I mean she hates tears. Then I tell her how much I love her and that I will see her tomorrow.

When I go to her house, she has had a stroke. She isn't talking and she is just moaning. I panic and start to cry my eyes out. I can't breath, I am suffocating and I think I am dying. My chest feels like it is going to cave in at this very moment. I run down the stairs and he gives me a paper bag, so I can breath in. Once the air come back to me and I can breath again I start to yell and scream. I have my hands on the collar of his shirt and I am screaming in his face while tears are running down my face. I need her to look at me. I need to tell her that I love her. I need her to know how much I will miss her. I need to tell her that I don't hate her for leaving me soon. To tell her that I understand why she has given up her fight. He tells me to take this pill and go lay down for a minute then go home and get some sleep so I can visit her again tomorrow.

They called me and told me to hurry my butt up and come see her, because she is wake and talking. So I brushed my teeth and ran to her house, I didn't even brush my hair. I didn't care! I was just so excited to hear her voice again. When I go there she was laughing, joking, and being the stubborn silly ass women she is. I laid on the bed with her and we started talking about how we were going to get my boyfriend to propose to me, as she pinches his ass. She was always sassy and had a thing for cute butts. I was so freaking happy, she is finally coming around. I think we are going to beat this I told her. I told her that she needed to stop laying around her like a bump on a log and get make to sewing clothes and making blankets. I am so screaming YES in my mind! Take that cancer in your mother f-ing face!!! Then I kissed her on her forehead told her again how much I loved her. I brushed her hair made her look pretty then whispered in her ear, telling her that I will see her sexy ass tomorrow after work.

This day was the worst day of my life. I have to go to work but I have this feeling in my gut that I should call off. I am always so worried about pissing my boss off, so I go to work anyway. Around 10am my mother calls me and tells me to come home as soon as I can, she has taking a turn for the worst and the doctor said it won't be long. I finally get to leave around 11am. I race home, speeding needing to touch her one last time and tell her how much I love her and to say goodbye before it is to late. I pull up and park the car in front of her house and there are so many cars here. As I am walking up the driveway my mother comes out of the house with tears in her eyes and tells me that I am too late. She says " I am so sorry baby girl she is already gone. I drop to my knees and cried, asking god why and the hell did he take her away from me so soon. I pulled myself together and went home. 
 
I crawl into his lap and yell while tears run down my face telling him that this is not fair at all. That this has to be a dream, that she can't really be gone. Then his phone rings, it is my mother telling me to come an say my goodbyes before they take her away. I set there looking at him as if he has lost him damn mind. So I ask him to come with me because I know I am not strong enough to go by myself. So we go and I have the tightest grip on his hand I can him in groan, but he doesn't say a word. Then we get to her bedroom door and I start to cry, I am crying so hard that I am starting to shake like crazy. Then I go to turn to doorknob and stop turn to him and tell him to give me a min I have to do this on my own. He gives me a sad smile then kisses me on my forehead then says ok baby whatever you need.
 
I go into the room and close the door behind me. As soon as I see her face I am sobbing like a baby. I go to her and take her hand, I tell her how beautiful she is and that she can finally see him again. She can see her parents and everyone else that has passed away. But at the same time I am so pissed off that she is gone and I want her back so damn bad. I am the worst selfish bitch in the world, I should be happy that she is in a better place and no longer hurting. Man what is wrong with me! I bend down and kiss her on her forehead and tell her that I love her so much and that I will miss her so freaking bad.


I am at the door and I turn to look at her one last time, then I leave the room and close the door behind me. I am so pissed that she was taken away from me. Why? Why? I am pissed at her for not holding on just 5 more minutes. I am in his face yelling at him, cause I need to take my anger out on someone. Then he takes my face in both his hands and says Angel she went while you were gone because she knew you would of never let her go. She waited for you to go to work, so you could breathe and not stress about her for a few. She was ready and she knew how much you loved her. She was ready baby and you will hurt for while a long while but you are stronger than you think and it is ok to miss her like crazy everyday.

So here it is almost 2 years since she was taken away from me. I feel her everywhere still, I can still smell her. When I am sad I can hear her say. Now Angel you are stronger then that! I didn't name you after me for nothing! So suck it up and never let them see you cry. Then when I look down at my right ring finger I just set and look at her and her mother's wedding ring. I will treasure this ring for the rest of my life because that is all the I have left of her and I wear it every single day.

So I put a kiss in the palm of my hand and blow it into the air. I cant physically kiss her, but I can still blow her kisses. I still sit here sometimes and ask why her? Why was she taken from me?



Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Review for Pieces of Black By: Ava Bellamy

5 Stars!!!!
 
Serena Black is a top selling clean romance novelist but wants to write erotica.

Jason Stones writes erotica as a pastime in between being boss at his own company. He persuades her to spend a week with him, he tells her that if she hasn’t experienced erotica first hand then how is she going to write about it.

Each of the six parts to this series is a different day, each day, Serena opens up to Jason. Revealing her secret bit by bit while Jason starts to seduce her.

He is determined to talk her out of her clothes and into his bed. Over the year that he has been in contact with her, he has told her exactly what he wants to do to her. She tells him she is married and that is why she won’t succumb to his charms but she is not telling the full truth.

Once she reveals what the truth is, she stands no chance.
 
My Review:
 
I want to start out my saying this book is very good! I am so digging Jason! Oh and I am totally digging Parker as well.
 
Jason is this hot sexy author who writes erotica. He writes his stories based off his play dates. Serena is a beautiful gorgeous author who writes romance novels. Jason and Serena have been talking to each other via social media. He is always asking her to meet up with him so she can be one of his play dates too, that way he can get hands on training for his book! Then soon after that they exchanged emails and then phone numbers. Serena would like to write an erotica book, so she is always asking him questions on how he writes his stories. Well being the woman that Serena is she will not fall for his bedroom charm. Then one day her friend Sarah takes charge and send a message saying yes she will meet him.
 
So Serena goes to meet with Jason and he shows her exactly what he does on his play dates, per the list that she gave him of what she wants to write about her in book. Serena is trying so hard not to fall for his charm and it is so hard for her. He is being such a caring gentleman to her and she is starting to fall for it. Jason is starting to fall of this woman who keeps turning him down over and over. He hold the most respect for her and wants so much more from her. She has so many things that she wants to share with him! They have more in common than just being authors!
 
I want Jason to teach me a thing or two! He makes me want to write a damn book! My heart broke for both of them, then with his lovely caring words and his behavior he put my heart right back together! I even told my boyfriend…. Sorry baby if I call you Jason. (just teasing him) But I am now adding Jason to my book boyfriend list and he is climbing up the ladder pretty darn fast. I mean he got to me big time!!! And I loved it!!!
 
There is so much more that I want to say about this book. I can literally tell you this whole story and gush about it all in one breath! Ava Bellamy you did a damn good job writing this story! You had me at “Are you ready yet Sarah? We need to leave, or we will be late for the exhibition.” Why you ask….Well let me tell you! I am so like Serena, well minus the author part. I could not put this book down at all. I needed to devour this book! I was cooking dinner and drinking wine while reading this book all at the same time. LOL It is that good! I got so caught up in Jason and Serena’s story!! I flipping loved it and was so sad when the book ended. I could re-read this book over and over again it is that good to me! Show more
 
 
I can’t wait for Scattered Stones(Parkers story) to come out!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I will be all over that book let me tell you!
 
Ava Bellamy
 
I'm Welsh!
 
Oh, you want to know more?
 
I came to writing books later in my life, I had a few stories I wanted to tell and Pieces of Black is one of them. In 2014 I plan to release three full novels and a follow up to Pieces of Black called Scattered Stones.
 
I live on the South Coast of England after leaving my beloved Wales many years ago. I have a day job as well as write where I get to flirt with men all day, no, I don't do what you're thinking! I work in an industry where nothing goes to plan and all my customers are men. 
 
So, I need to charm them into thinking it is perfectly ok things are running late.
It is true what they say, be careful what you tell a writer because it just might end up in a book. Especially for me.

I have many passions and they fade in and out as my mood takes me. Current passion is tattoos.
 
I would love to hear from you, so don't be shy, get in contact.

Twitter: www.twitter.com/avabellamy
Website: www.authoravabellamy.wordpress.com
 
  


Sunday, February 23, 2014

Review for Rescued By: Priscilla West

 

"There would be no happy ending for us. He was too damaged. I was too broken."The conclusion to USA Today bestselling author Priscilla West's New Adult Novel Wrecked.

Wrecked should be read before this book.

Lorrie's semester started off hopeful but ended in disaster. Now, she's even more lost and confused than she was at the beginning of the year. As Lorrie flees to the only family she has left, she has to come to terms with how things ended with Hunter.

Hunter has fought for so long to keep the truth from Lorrie in an effort to protect her, but that has only caused more heartache and pain.

Realizing his mistake, Hunter has made a vow to get Lorrie back, but is it too late?

Will Hunter be able to overcome his own demons and help Lorrie through her pain, or are they destined to keep hurting each other?


My Review:

I have to start with Hunter. Wow he is a strong, brave, and full of love. He isn’t just all meat and tattoos. He is real, and has hopes and dreams. The fact that he is so dead set on being her rock and taking Lorrie’s pain away, while dealing with his own issues is simply amazing. In Wrecked they couldn’t save one another. They were both running from what needed to be settled in their lives and hoped they could save one another. So she ran and he ran. Neither of them told the full stories. She was open with him, but he was holding back from her. He was to afraid she would leave him if she knew the truth!
Lorrie took a turn for the worst when she received a letter from her step father Marco. Her step father killed her mother, then shortly after her mothers death her father killed himself. After getting that letter she left college and went back to her aunt and uncles. All she wants to do is hide from the world and be alone.
Hunter is dealing with his own issues. He has a huge secret and he has known for a few years. So when Lorrie saw Hunter and Ada come out of the student health department, Lorries was not happy at all. There was a little drama at that time and words were spoken, then lorrie assumed and took off. Hunter never even got to tell her the truth. He was to worried that if Lorrie knew his huge secret she wouldn’t look at him the same.
So now she is back home with her aunt and uncle dealing with every thought in her mind and all she can do is think of Hunter. She is wondering if leaving without telling him the truth was for the best or not. Then she comes home one day from therapy and Hunter is at her front door talking to her aunt.
So now that Hunter has told her the truth, she isnt straying from him and he isnt going to leave her side no matter what. Lorrie wants to be able to be the anchor that Hunter needs and she wants him to be her anchor too. But she know that with him being ill that she will have to be more of an anchor to him, then he will ever be for her. Or at least that is what she thinks.
Now Lorrie wants answers from Marco, so she can move on and focus on her future with Hunter. Hunter is gonna stick around with Lorrie and her family for a few days. Having Hunter there has helped her feel so much more alive then she was feeling before he came for her. Just having his presence in the house was so comforting to her.
She wants to know why he killed her mother?! She wants him to read her blunt and to the point letter, and then maybe just maybe he will have some remorse for what he did to her family.
This book got to me big time. I was 31% into the book and started to ball my eyes out. When Hunter asked Lorrie to help him with his huge secret my heart broke into pieces for him. I am only imagine how hard that would be to ask someone you love to help temporarly save him. Truly heatbreaking! I just want to take Hunter into my arms and never let him go. I also hurt for Lorrie, because she is dealing with so much as is. But her love for Hunter isnt stopping her from doing what she has to do to help protect her man. Even though her soul is breaking with the possiblily of him dying on her. She needs to be strong for him, she is determined not to let her emotions get the better of her.
 
*****I put big secret only because I don't want to ruin the story for anyone*****
 
Priscilla West
 



Priscilla West is the author of the popular erotic romance series The Sandstone Affair and is currently writing the Surrender series. She likes to write stories with sassy heroines and strong but flawed heroes.
 
She enjoys: cuddles, men in suits, eskimo kisses, life-sized teddy bears, and eggs over medium.
 
You can find her at priscillawest.com




Review for Shadows of Scars and Sorrow By: Mary E. Palmerin

 
Review for Shadow of Scars and Sorrow
By: Mary E. Palmerin
 
Everett Brown has secrets; secrets that Lyla has been waiting for him to tell her for months. He has successfully evaded them, but Lyla is becoming impatient.

With the vicious attack of his beloved still fresh in his mind along with the painful loss he feels, his emotions play a battle against one another, testing his strength and ability to hold himself together.

Will the secrets that he keeps jeopardize his relationship to the woman who has his heart? Or will he learn to cope with memories that resurface with a vengeance and move on to the next phase of his life... marriage.

In this second installment of a four part series, Everett Brown will face the family he thought he knew, a past he tries so desperately to disassociate himself from, and the potential for his life to be turned upside again. But is he strong enough to make it through another nightmare?

With Michael Thomas and Davis Moore still free, justice has yet to be served. In this whirlwind contemporary erotic romance novel, this young couple's relationship will be tested with several wicked curveballs and twists that even they aren't prepared for.

**Graphic content, not suitable for readers under the age of 18**
 
Mary E. Palmerin isn’t only an author in my book. She is a very inspiring, loving, and amazing friend. I have the pleasure of calling her my friend…Because I was on twitter one day saw her book Succumbing to Scars and Sorrow and I had to read it. Boy am I glad that I did read her book, because now I get to be here for her in this journey of hers. Before I give you my review of her second novel I want to share something with you…..
I have a friend who read Succumbing to Scars and Sorrow. From the very beginning my friend was hooked and fell in love with Lyla and Everett. Lyla’s story is so powerful and inspiring! She expressed that there are so many Lyla’s in this world and you would never even know it. My friend is a Lyla and even though she lives a so called normal life, she still feels ugly in her own skin and deals with her own nightmares of the past.  So, after reading this incredibly amazing story, now she can truly say she is beautiful in every way. Sometimes reading a book from an amazing woman, is all it takes to help change a person’s entire life.
Everett Brown, Everett Brown how I have missed you so very much!!! I am so honored to have gotten an ARC for Shadow of Scars and Sorrow!!!!
My Review:
 
My favorite sayings from Everett Brown
 
“ It was as if the world stopped turning and the whole bar was empty, except her.”
 
“I knew what I wanted, and it was her… and I wasn’t going to stop until I got it.”
 
My heart broke for Lyla with everything she went through in her past, Michael, Davis, and the loss of her baby in book one. Now my heart breaks for Everett. He is so strong and he continues to be Lyla’s rock all while dealing with the loss of the baby. Everett Brown in my book is truly one of a kind.
 
I love how he reminisces on the past, how they first met, the way they kissed, and the way he felt about her. I also love that Everett isn’t afraid to show his emotional side, because that is a real man in my book.
 
This book had me wanting to shake not only Lyla but Everett as well. Then I remembered that they aren’t the perfect couple. That is why Succumbing to Scars and Sorrow and Shadows of Scars and Sorrow is not like any other book that I have read. It isn’t all roses that is for sure. Their story is real, raw, emotional, hot, sexy, and mind-blowing all at the same time.
 
This book is going to blow your mind. I hope you are ready and you better pay attention, cause you are going to be like what the fudge no way I did not see that coming. AT ALL!!! I enjoyed this book from beginning to end. I finished this book in one and a half days. BUT this is also my second time reading it and it still left me saying what in the holy fudge!  I can’t wait for more. I need so much more of Everett and Lyla it isn’t even funny. They are truly the couple that totally deserves a happily ever after, but will they get it?? I have not a freaking clue!
 
I have no idea how Mary E. Palmerin does it. I mean two novel and one novella release in less than one years and she is still working on more to come out this year. WOW!!! My god for one she created Everett Brown….I need to bow down to her on that alone. He is all my darn book boy-friends wrapped in one lovely man. Then you have Lyla she is strong, sexy, and a fighter. (I am so her in a lot of ways, hell we are all Lyla in many ways) Then you have this crazy amazing story she wrote that will rock your world and leave you wanting so much more.
 
So Mary E. palmerin thank you for writing another amazing book! I can’t wait for more Lyla and Everett. I also can’t wait to read Garrett’s story!!!!
 
 
 
I am 26 years young and I have been writing for as long as I can remember, scribbling fairy tales down on notebook paper as a young girl, writing poetry though my teen years, and many short stories (all of which I have kept).

I love to read, every writer was a reader first. I still remember how I felt when I read The Giver for the first time and the emotions of love, loss and heartache in Gone with the Wind. Being taken to a place away from reality is truly awesome!
 
Twitter: @palmerin_mary
 
 


 


Saturday, February 22, 2014

Blog Hop!!!!!!!!!

I just want to say thank you to https://twitter.com/LMaretta for asking be to be apart of this Blog Hop!!! I think this is the coolest thing ever!!!

L. Maretta is an amazing author! Her books Falling From Disgrace and Whatever it Takes are total must read books! I promise you!! Check out her and find out for yourself. http://lmaretta.com/


What are you reading right now?

I just got done reading Pieces of Black by Ava Bellamy. This book was so good that I couldn't stop reading it. I couldn't put it down, I even cooked dinner while reading her book.

What genres do you prefer to read?

I will read anything and everything. I am a multi-lover book nerd for sure. My TBR list is growing way to fast for me. I have so many book that I need and want to read. If I could quit my job and read all day (by the beach preferably) I totally would.

What made you start a blog?

I started reading a lot last summer and I join Twitter. I got to see all these different authors out there who write this amazing stories and they don't have huge publishing companies. So I figure they work so very hard and pour there heart and soul into their work. So I am doing my part by sharing what I think about their work and hope that people take a second to read my reviews, then go out and buy the authors book.


Now that I have told you a little about me......You can get to know a couple more ladies Ava Bellamy, Rebecca Sherwin, and Blissfulbookblog.



 
 
Ava Bellamy http://authoravabellamy.wordpress.com/

I’m Welsh!
Oh, you want to know more?
I came to writing books later in my life, I had a few stories I wanted to tell and Pieces of Black is one of them. In 2014 I plan to release three full novels and a follow up to Pieces of Black called Scattered Stones.
I live on the South Coast of England after leaving my beloved Wales many years ago. I have a day job as well as write where I get to flirt with men all day, no, I don’t do what you’re thinking! I work in an industry where nothing goes to plan and all my customers are men. So, I need to charm them into thinking it is perfectly ok things are running late.
It is true what they say, be careful what you tell a writer because it just might end up in a book. Especially for me.
I have many passions and they fade in and out as my mood takes me. Current passion is tattoos.

I would love to hear from you, so don’t be shy, get in contact.


 
 
I am a coffee drinking, music loving, full-time-mothering, writing insomniac. When I'm not writing, I'm reading and when I'm not reading I'm squeezing my eyes shut and willing sleep to descend.
I write about serious issues, giving the emotional turmoil a twist and adding a little humour and sarcasm. Primarily I write for myself, using the words and scenarios in my head to escape to a world where fairy tales, true love and men who don't leave their socks on the floor for days on end, exist.
My writing aims to bring problems and tragedies that people face every day, make them relatable and send a message.

If I can make one person smile, laugh or cry (with a racing heart) with my writing, then I have succeeded.

 
 

I have been an avid reader for many years now but my obsession definitely escalated after I received my first e-reader, I started reading books that I might not have normally picked up in a bookshop. With the help of Facebook, Twitter and Goodreads I have received so many recommendations and met some amazing authors and fellow book fans.

I like the idea of reading a book then writing a review that will hopefully encourage someone else to read it. There will be no negativity here. If I don't like a book, I wont review it. Simple.





Friday, February 21, 2014

Scars by Angel

 
Scars
 
 
 
I stand here in my bedroom naked in front of the mirror. I touch my neck, my breast, my belly, and my abdomen. I think to myself how silly I once was to think that I was a hideous monster. I hated every single scar that I had. It wasn’t fair that I had to endure the pain and the heartache of each and every one of my scars. Each scar had their very own story and those stories weren't pretty at all. 
 
My first scar is one that is bittersweet. It is a c-section scar. This scar is the reminder of the amazing child that I brought I to this world. Then just 3 years after my beautiful baby was born that scar was reopened. This scar reminds me every day that I can no longer have children of my own. Yes I may sound selfish and I am selfish because there are woman out there that can’t have children. Then I put my ass back in check.
 
The next scar is the ugliest one. My nice dark scar that touches my bellybutton that measures out 3 inches. This scar has been reopened about 12 times. I had so much scar tissue in me that the doctors had to go in and remove all the scar tissue that they could find. 
 
This next scar isn’t too bad, but it is still there. It is the scar that seats in between my breast. I would rather not talk about that one. Hints it wasn’t that big of a deal to me. (My gallbladder stopped working so the doctors had to remove it. I also have two tiny scars on my right side as well from this same procedure)
 
My very last scar, and god I hope this is the last one. (After this surgery I wore a scarf around my neck for three months. I was to embarrassed to let people see my hideous scare. I didn't want all the looks and all the questions.) Is a lovely terrifying scar on my neck, when I was 28 they had to remove my thyroid gland. I was so freaking scared. My child was stronger than I was, telling me over and over again that I will be ok. I had my fiancee by my side. Man was he a shaking mess and trying do damn hard to be strong for me. All he said to me was. Baby I love you more then you will ever know. When they are putting you to sleep, think about me and you on the beach. Try to remember how you felt when the sun hit your beautiful soft tan skin. And the most important thing to remember is the way my lips felt on my soft, full, pouty pink lips. I will be here when you come out of recovery. I love you! Then he comes back into the room and told one of  the nurses to please remind her of our time on the beach so it will help her be calm once that needle is in her arm, since I will not be there to hold her hand.

So when I am standing in front of the mirror caressing my scars, he stands there and looks into my eyes through the mirror. He always walks over to me and kneels in front of me. Once he is kneeling down on the ground he takes his lips and leaves soft kisses on every scar that I have. While he is leaving his feather kisses he whispers all of your scars are perfect because they are what helped mold you into this crazy, amazing, strong, beautiful, gorgeous, sexy ass woman that you are today! He always has a way of making me forget all the ugliness. It is so crazy how one look and a few small words can help change and make things so much better.


Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Countdown to Shadows of Scars and Sorrow by Mary E. Palmerin

 
Release Date: February 28th, 2014
 
 
 
Teaser:
 
 
I replayed that evening over and over in my head. She was my foundation; with her we would build onto that, together. I was sure of that as soon as my eyes caught glance of her. I wasn't a man that believed much in love or relationships, especially the "love at first sight" feeling that some people describe. Lyla put al those feelings of uncertainty about love to rest. I knew it was real and true. Once my eyes found her, I was not able to take them away. She was the most stunning being I had ever seen.
 
The grin upon Lyla's face was one I had not witnessed before, it was mysterious. I was a man that was good at reading women, at least that is what I thought until her. I knew when I saw her that I had to get to know her. I sensed she was different than the rest of the women I have had in my life. She had this aura around her that glowed and pulled at my heart. The pure beauty that radiated from her made me instantly in a daze. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mary E. Palmerin
 
 
I am 26 years young and I have been writing for as long as I can remember, scribbling fairy tales down on notebook paper as a young girl, writing poetry though my teen years, and many short stories (all of which I have kept).

I love to read, every writer was a reader first. I still remember how I felt when I read The Giver for the first time and the emotions of love, loss and heartache in Gone with the Wind. Being taken to a place away from reality is truly awesome!

 
Twitter: @palmerin_mary
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


Thursday, February 13, 2014

Cover Reveal for Shadows of Scars and Sorrow By Mary E. Palmerin

 
Release Date
February 28th, 2014
 
 
Everett Brown has secrets; secrets that Lyla has been waiting for him to tell her for months. He has successfully evaded them, but Lyla is becoming impatient.

With the vicious attack of his beloved still fresh in his mind along with the painful loss he feels, his emotions play a battle against one another, testing his strength and ability to hold himself together.

Will the secrets that he keeps jeopardize his relationship to the woman who has his heart? Or will he learn to cope with memories that resurface with a vengeance and move on to the next phase of his life... marriage.

In this second installment of a four part series, Everett Brown will face the family he thought he knew, a past he tries so desperately to disassociate himself from, and the potential for his life to be turned upside again. But is he strong enough to make it through another nightmare?

With Michael Thomas and Davis Moore still free, justice has yet to be served. In this whirlwind contemporary erotic romance novel, this young couple's relationship will be tested with several wicked curveballs and twists that even they aren't prepared for.

**Graphic content, not suitable for readers under the age of 18**
 
 
 

 
I am 26 years young and I have been writing for as long as I can remember, scribbling fairy tales down on notebook paper as a young girl, writing poetry though my teen years, and many short stories (all of which I have kept).

I love to read, every writer was a reader first. I still remember how I felt when I read The Giver for the first time and the emotions of love, loss and heartache in Gone with the Wind. Being taken to a place away from reality is truly awesome!

I published my debut novel, "Succumbing to Scars and Sorrow" (book 1 of The Sorrow Series) in August 2013. I have been told it is boundary pushing and taboo, but that I wrote it with sensitivity and grace. It is centered around a woman that is all too real, having a dark past that she tries to disassociate herself from and forget about. She finds love, and to me, that is important giving women like her a voice. They deserve their place in the world of HEA. I just released a prequel novella, "Secrets of a Broken Girl" in December 2013 which tells the tale of being a survivor holding onto hope. It describes her journey near the beginning of the darkness, giving my readers insight into the heartbreaking path that she was taken on, the pain that she feels, and the drive that she has to survive, move on, and lead a life free from the memories that haunted her for so many years. My second novel, "Shadows of Scars and Sorrow" (book 2 of The Sorrow Series) is due to be released in April 2014. It is told from my male lead's POV.

I love telling a story that is raw and real. The beauty about writing is evoking various emotions; some people will love it, hate it, be moved by it, or feel indifferent about it. I will always write because it is part of who I am.
 
 
Twitter: @palmerin_mary
 
 
 
 
I just want to say Mary E. Palmerin thank you so very much for allowing my to do this Cover Reveal for you! I adore your writing!! I love Succumbing to Scars and Sorrow, Secrets of a Broken Girl, and Shadows of Scars and Sorrow!! You are truly an amazing, wonderful, talented, and inspiring writer. I look foward to reading many book of your books. You work has touched my heart and soul in more ways then one.



Cover Reveal for Finding Us by Harper Bentley

Finding Us (True Love Trilogy book 2)
By Harper Bentley
 
Release Date February 25th
 
Jag Jensen and Ellen Love had been best friends their whole lives until he turned thirteen and started noticing girls his own age, but that didn’t mean he stopped watching out for eleven-year-old Ellen. By his senior year in high school, baseball had taken the front seat in his life, with a scholarship to college and a pro career looming on the horizon, when sophomore Ellen caught his attention and they struck up their friendship again. Although Ellen wanted more, Jag didn’t want to drag her into what he knew would be a crazy life, but love has a way of deciding one’s future, and eventually they became a couple. Ellen followed him to California as he began his pro career, but his wild and hectic lifestyle screwed everything up.

Now Jag is lost, realizing he’s never been without his best friend in his life. Learning to live without Ellen doesn’t settle well with him, so while trying to remain at the top of his career, he also wants to get his girl back, which proves to be more difficult than he thought it’d be. Will Ellen give him another chance or does that sort of thing only happen in the sappy romance novels she always used to read? Jag hopes she’s willing to try again as he puts his heart on the line for the woman he knows will always be his forever and a day.
 
 
 
About the Author:
 
 
 
Harper Bentley has taught high school English for 21 years. Although she’s managed to maintain her sanity regardless of her career choice, jumping into the world of publishing her own books goes to show that she might be closer to the ledge than was previously thought.

After traveling the nation in her younger years as a military brat, having lived in Alaska, Washington State and California, she now resides in Oklahoma with her teenage daughter, two dogs and one cat, happily writing stories that she hopes her readers will enjoy.

 
 
Twitter: @HarperBentley
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 


Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Better by Carey Heywood

 
5 Stars
Release date: February 17th, 2014
 
 
Aubrey is embarking on a bucket list trip around the world, the last wish of her Aunt Ally. It was supposed to be the trip Ally would take when she got better.
 Now it's just a chance for Aubrey to say goodbye.
Adam escapes in his solo trips overseas, working just enough to fund the next one. When the opportunity to circle the globe falls in his lap he can't refuse.
The only catch, he won't be traveling alone this time.
Unable to hide from each other Adam's overprotective nature thwarts Aubrey's desire to find her own way. Can they move past initial assumptions to find something better?
 
 
My Review
I love Carey Heywood! I have read Him, Her, and now Better. Carey Heywood this book is simply amazing and I adore this story. I was so happy that I received an ARC for this book. All I can say is WOW! This book touched my soul in the best way possible. The writing, the story, and the characters are perfect. I cried throughout this whole story.
Aubrey is a very strong and selfless young lady, who has so much love for her family. She put college, life, and romance on hold so she can help take care of her aunt. Her aunt who is her best-friend lost her battle. Ally wanted to go on a journey once she beat her illness. So now Aubrey is going to head out and explore the world for her aunt Ally. This journey that Aubrey takes is much needed and it is as if Ally new this is what was needed for her. Aubrey slipped her way into my heart. While reading this book I could feel her pain and her sorrow.
Adam is a young man that Aubrey’s father has hired to accompany her on this journey. Adam is a photographer who is all set to go on this trip, so he can capture his own moments. In his mind Aubrey is just a spoiled rich girl who needs a babysitter to stay out of trouble.  Adam is more than just a pretty face. He is such a gentleman and is trying his hardest to keep Aubrey safe on this trip. There is so much more to Adam and your heart will break for him as well once you figure his story out.
Then something happens on this journey and Aubrey and Adam realize that they have more in common than just this being on this trip. The ending of this book made me so very happy that yes I cried yet again.
Then I got to the last part of this book I literally crawled into my boyfriend’s lap and sobbed like a baby.  I realized that it doesn’t matter how bad you have it, because you never know what someone else is going through. I also learned that if you love someone whether it’s a girlfriend, boyfriend, sister, brother, aunt, uncle, or best-friend you should tell them you love them every chance you get.
This book is now on my Top 5 book list!!!
So please everyone and anyone read this book. I guarantee that this book will touch your heart and soul, like it has mine!
Thank you Carey Heywood for writing such and amazing story! May you never stop writing such inspiring heartfelt stories……
 
About the Author
 
 
New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author. I make up stuff and write it down. Here are some things that make up who I am, in no particular order; Books, Swedish Fish, Rivers, Kids (I have some), Husband (I have 1), Dog, Wuss, Reader, Elephants, Mermaid Shows, Belgian Chocolate, Plastic Rings, Fizzy Water, Abs (I don’t have them…well yes, I have them but they’re nothing to look at I meant Abs that I like to look at), Twitter (@careylolo), Making up Words, Chair Dancing, Old Movies, Cartoons, Belgian Waffles, Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream, People, Kayaks, Screen Porches, Laughing, Colored Paperclips, Junky Green Laptop, Golden Rule, Falling in Love, Jumping in Puddles, Spellcheck, Windy Days.
 If you would like to learn more about Carey Heywood:
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6535777.Carey_Heywood
 
 


Happy Birthday Christine!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 
 
I am so glad that I have someone like you in my life. You are my best-friend and you have been since the fourth grade. I love our friendship, because when we lost our way it was as if time stood still and not a thing changed. You have been here for me in so many ways I can’t begin to thank you! Reminding me of my Dr appointments, and taking my meds. LOL! When I went through a rough point you let me stay the night with you and your mom made up chocolate shakes. It was like we were in junior high again. Minus the girl talk games. LOL! I even love that you read all the books that I geek out about and never judge me. I totally love that you always support, even if you think it is wrong.
You are an amazing woman, friend, sister, aunt, and daughter.
 You deserve only the very best!!
 
You will always and forever be my babycakes!!!!
 
Happy Birthday!!!
 
 


Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Semblance Sale!!!!!!! Only for 2 more days!!!!

 
Semblance
By Logan Patricks
 
Amazon Top 100 Bestseller!
 
Amazon Top 50 Romance!
Amazon Bestseller Romance Mystery!
Amazon Bestseller Romance Suspense!
Amazon Bestseller Gothic Romance!
Amazon Bestseller Mystery Series!
 

My name is Aria Valencia, a third year classical music student at the university, and I was down to my last dollar. Some nights, I seriously considered working at the rippers just to make ends meet, but the thought of my dad's spirit--God rest his soul--scowling at me while I danced up on some drooling degenerate was enough to turn me off the idea completely.
 
And then one night, chance came knocking on my door under the guise of the Midnight Society, a secret cabal comprised of the most wealthy and influential souls this side of the Universe. Their leader was a man named Shadow, who was equally enigmatic as he was gorgeous and, for some mystifying reason, had his dark brooding eyes focused on me.
 
Seduced by the promises of fame and fortune in exchange for a seemingly innocent request, I soon found myself drawn into a provocative world filled with both vast riches and unending lies and it didn't take long for me to realize what being a part of the Midnight Society actually entailed: shiny things, sensual romance, and dead bodies.
 
Being with Shadow came with a terrible price, one that I wasn't willing to pay. There's a dark side to every love story, and this one was mine.
 
 
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