Musings of An Earth Angel Blog Tour

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AUTHOR INTERVIEW

Suzanne Adams

What are you currently reading?

The second book of the Musings of an Earth Angel trilogy! I am writing it and constantly reading it and reworking it! 🙂

Do you have a favorite author? Who is it?

I have so many that I love! I love Stephanie Myer, JK Rowling, and Alyson Noel.

When did you start writing?

Almost 2 years ago.

Why do you write?

To try to help people to discover their own greatness and their purpose in live. I want to help people, but with a fun and magical story that they will enjoy and not be able to put down!

Who is your intended audience and why should they read your book?

My intended audience is anyone that wants to escape on a magical journey that they can get lost in. Anyone who loves trilogies, and anyone who wants to help make the world a better place. They should read my book to learn about some ways to call happiness into their own life and for a fun quick read that will really get them thinking and will linger with them.

If you could go back in time and meet one famous person or legend in history, who would it be? Why? What would you say to them?

I would want to go back to the Atlantis time and just see how the world operated then and see if all of the legends are true!

How did you come up with the idea for your book?

I learned all about life purpose and I realized my purpose is to teach people how to life a life of true fulfillment and happiness. I wanted to do this in a fun, magical, and mystical way so I created Samantha and Musings of an Earth Angel!

Tell us about your cover art. Who designed it? Why did you go with that particular image/artwork?

My cover art was designed by the beautiful Amber Hargett! She did an amazing job. We worked together to find an image and a feel that truly represented the story and Samantha.

Who would you cast for the main characters if your book became a movie?

It will definitely be a movie soon and I would love to see Chloe Grace Moretz play Samantha!!

How about an excerpt from your book meant to capture our imagination and make us want to read more?

EXCERPT

She paused for a moment to hold my gaze. “Being an Earth Angel isn’t an easy feat. So if you do it with success, your reward after you transition from earth is tenfold.”

Every word she said struck a chord deep within me. “So you are saying I’m an Earth Angel?”

“Yes, that is exactly what I am saying. Isn’t it wonderful news?”
I hesitated for a moment at the heaviness of what she was telling me. I knew my life was changing, but this seemed so big, so huge. I was on earth as an angel? Me, a real life angel? I couldn’t believe it—it just didn’t seem like it could actually be true.

“I do feel honored, and this does feel right to me,” I said. “It could be my truth. But it is a little scary, and it’s a lot to take in. What does being an Earth Angel mean, exactly?”

“First of all, please know that it is nothing to be scared of. It is an honor. It means you have special magical gifts and powers that you can offer to help save the world.”

“You mean I can help with the transition of human evolution?” This message had come up repeatedly, and I was starting to somewhat understand.

“Yes. Exactly. You have a complex mission, and it will be unfolded to you in time. But for now, yes you are getting it. The dolphins say hello, and they want to support you in any way they can. They are one of your spirit animals, and they are happy you loved their dance. Their mission is to make humans feel free and alive and to inspire play-like qualities.”

“I am honored to meet them,” I said, as one of the dolphins slid right up to me. I ran my hand across its smooth, slippery skin.

“I have something really special for you,” she said. In her palm she held the most beautiful, sparkling green emerald on a delicate gold chain.

“Wow, what is it? It is stunning.”

“This is an amulet. It was kept hidden in the sea for thousands of years for you. We knew you would need it in this lifetime. If you wear it, it will help protect you. It is from the Atlantean times and will help unlock memories and assist you in remembering all your truth.” She attached the necklace around my neck.

“I love it. It’s so special. Thank you so much.”

“You are doing beautifully, darling. You are on the right path so keep it up. I will be going now, so remember me every time you go for a swim. Try not to stay away from the water for so long.”

She looked at me, put her hands together in front of her heart, and bowed her head like we were at yoga together. She then submerged deep within the water, faster than she appeared. I sat on the rock with tears of joy streaming down my face at learning and realizing my truth.


 

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22-year-old Samantha Kingston had the perfect job, perfect boyfriend, and perfect Friday nights. When disaster strikes she loses everything and is propelled into a journey where evil and good, dark and light are battling for her destiny. Will the Demon Brigade viciously destroy her? Or will her Angel team and the Divine help her to elevate and see her real truth as an Earth Angel?

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Suzanne Adams is an author, motivational speaker and Life Purpose
consultant from Atlanta this is sharing her zest for life with audiences around the globe. She believes that having fun and following your passion are the keys to finding true happiness and she’s passionate about helping unlock what that means for you.

Suzanne’s purpose is to teach people how to live a life of fulfillment and joy. She does this through teaching you her proven 5 step process to attract happiness and freedom into your life. Her first book, Musings of an Earth Angel, was just published this fall. You can connect with Suzanne here. (www.suzanneadamsauthor.com)

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GOOD STORIES AND GOOD WILL

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The ONE MILLION PROJECT launches on November 30th in live kindle form (print version already available) – it has 24 amazing stories by 14 writers and money raised will go to charities – Cancer Research, Children and the Homeless. We will also be spreading awareness of other good causes and charities such as Animal Conservation and the WAY Foundation (who help widows and young people deal with bereavement).

Price points differ depending on which version you prefer – Check them here – AMAZON. After Amazon’s share whatever amount is left goes to the charities we support.

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Citing one of our contributors, “those of you interested in reading good stories and giving to charity can do 2 in 1 by buying a story anthology from the One Million Project where the creative contributors donate their stories for free so that the money after taxes and Amazon cut goes to charity projects”.

 

RRBC – PIF WEEK – STARRING JASON ZANDRI

 

 

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Bio: Father of 4 under the age of 11 IT Geek Author Another Sunset Before Another Sunset From Wallingford, CT President of the Wallingford Fireworks Fund http://wallingfordfireworks.org Proud member of the Rave Reviews Book Club #RRBC #RaveReviewsBookClub

Jason has been working in the information technology field in one form or the other since 1996. He is currently employed full time at Bloomberg LP as a Systems Engineer in the R&D group. Jason lives in Wallingford Connecticut, with his wife Renata. He is the father to four children, three boys and 1 girl – 11 years (Andrew), 9 years (Angela), 7 years (Adam) and 6 years old (Alex).

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HOW WE BEGAN BOOK BLITZ

How We Began
Alexis Hall, Amy Jo Cousins, Annabeth Albert, Delphine Dryden, Edie Danford, Geonn Cannon, Vanessa North
Publication date: November 9th 2015
Genres: LGBTQ+, New Adult, Romance, Young Adult

How does love begin? A glance, a gesture, an unexpected offer of help from a stranger…or from a good friend. A smile across a counter at a coffee shop or video store. A secret revealed in a song from another place and time. Or in a love ballad crooned at a high school dance.

In this anthology of never-before-published sweet LGBTQ+ stories, seven authors explore the beginnings of love between young and new adult couples. All proceeds will support The Trevor Project’s work with crisis intervention and suicide prevention for LGBTQ+ youth.


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EXCERPT
TruNorth by Alexis Hall

We play the O3 in London.
The crowd is amazing, filling up this vast dome. When there’s that many people, they look like coloured beads, shaken back and forth by these huge ripples of motion.
They’re here for us. To see us.
There’s something almost physical about so much excitement and anticipation and all this… I don’t know what else to call it except love. Surging towards the stage, beating against my body, as if it’s trying to push right inside me. I never know if I’m flying or drowning or dying.
But when I’m here, when I’m on stage and my face is on the screens and my voice is everywhere, I don’t care.
It’s weird because it’s not the sort of thing you can really seriously want or imagine wanting. It’s too big. Too impossible.
But now I know what it’s like, I do want it. I want it so badly it tastes like blood in my mouth.
We close with Something About You—our first number one.
I wish you could see what I see when I see you
Cos then you’d believe there’s no reason to doubt you
You’d know how your smile lights up my world
Because to me, oh to me
There’s something about you.
It’d been waiting for us after The Next Big Thing. All we had to do was record it. The video’s a bit rough around the edges. Not the video itself—it’s Glyde’s handiwork, so slick as slick as can be—but us.
Still learning our parts.
It’s effortless now, though. We know how to move and how to stand together. Whose arm should be flung across whose shoulder. Who keeps his hands in his pockets. Who tucks his thumbs in his belt.
Max, Me, Oli, Rayan, Callum.
All choreography, but it’s meant to look natural.
Glyde calls it “coordinated anarchy”. Vigorous young animals having the time of our lives.
He really does call us that. With this awful fondness.
We’re doing it now. Running to the edge of the stage, waving, blowing kisses, swapping places, jumping past each other, coming together at last. I rest an elbow on Max’s shoulder, put my left arm round Oli. Rayan leans against him on the other side. Callum, on the far end, folds his arms. Close but not touching.
We’re publicity-still perfect.
We did good tonight. I know we did.
Adrenaline sparks beneath my skin even as my breath slows and my heart calms. It’s a hectic, electric feeling, not quite like happiness. This moment when I blur so absolutely into who I’m supposed to be and everything else falls away.


 

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My Buddhist Christmas Book Blitz

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My Own Thoughts On My Buddhist Christmas

By Jeremy Phillips

I have been a student of Eastern philosophy, and Buddhism in particular, for a long time now.  But years ago when I first tried to do any reading about it, the very foreign nature of the philosophy tended to get in the way of actually understanding what I was reading.  No matter what book I chose to read, no matter what school of Buddhist philosophy I was trying to understand, it was always the same:

A master teacher of some type, a person very different than myself, would be describing these very old ideas, from his very Eastern mindset.  Eventually, I came to feel that what might be very helpful for a Western reader such as myself, would be a book that spoke about this stuff in an entirely different way…

When I sat down to write My Buddhist Christmas, I sat down with the idea of writing a young adult fiction story, about an American teenager who had been raised up as a Buddhist all of his life.  Such a person, unlike myself who approached Buddhist philosophy with the mindset of an adult raised in the USA, would understand Buddhism as a more intimate, more essential part of how he already viewed the world.  Such a kid would understand all that, while still being very much an American teenager.

So when I started to attend services at a Shin Buddhist temple in Spokane, Washington, I found myself wondering how it might be, to be one of the children exposed to that philosophy from an early age.  I took my own children to this temple, and I started to wonder how the conflicts of life might go for these kids, conflicts which can be even more of a challenge during the Christmas season.

But My Buddhist Christmas is more than a just a book on Buddhist philosophy.  I wanted to write a “coming of age” story, told from the perspective of a main character who was feeling very intensely some of these conflicts.  During the course of the story, my narrator character can be seen experiencing a lot of the stresses that a teenager in America will experience.

 He experiences the conflict of being infatuated with a pretty girl, and of falling rapidly in love for the first time.  He experiences the conflict of trying to keep a group of unreliable teenagers on task, so that they can make some garage band music work out for a talent show that he’s involved with.  He experiences the difficulty of peer pressure, in a variety of ways.

As he goes about his life, my narrator also shares with the reader a variety of Buddhist parables and philosophical observations, learned from his childhood.  The end result of this, is that as the narrator gets to the end of his story and grows up some about how he is living, as he more fully understands his own Buddhist philosophy, the reader, too, will also gather a greater understanding.

Really, I wrote this book for people of all ages.  Adults will read it, and perhaps remember how it was to be a teen, how it was to be growing up and starting to take responsibility for themselves more.  Teens and pre-teens who read it, will be able to identify with some of the struggles represented in the story.  Ultimately it is my hope that whoever reads it, will come away with a better understanding of what Buddhism has to say about life, while enjoying an entertaining story.


 

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My Buddhist Christmas by Jeremy Phillips
Published by: Limitless Publishing
Publication date: September 8th 2015
Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult

Synopsis:

It’s not surprising that sixteen year old Chris Jones has no idea where he fits in…

After all, he’s a Buddhist kid in America—during the Christmas season. Add in the fact he plays guitar in a punk rock band called The Dharma Bhumz, and his life is one giant paradox. Caught between the principles of his religion and the influence of his hard-partying bandmates, Chris is in a constant struggle for balance.

An upcoming talent show is his chance to shine—or fail spectacularly…

It’s already hard enough preparing for the show, since his friends are more interested in getting high than practicing. And now Chris has to worry about impressing pretty Mary Simpson. To make matters even worse, Mary’s parents are fundamentalist Christians, a few steps above his family on the social ladder, and they firmly believe Chris isn’t good enough for their precious daughter.

Conflicted about his friends, lying to his family, and still mourning a devastating loss, Chris wonders if being an American Buddhist guitar wizard wanna-be is worth it.

Or does any of it even matter anymore?

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AUTHOR BIO:

Jeremy Phillips has been interested in Buddhist philosophy for more than twenty years, and attends services at a Shin Buddhist temple in Spokane, Washington. When he isn’t writing or keeping busy being a father and husband, he works as a Respiratory Therapist at several different hospitals. He lives in Spokane with his wife, children, dogs, and bonsai trees.

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Barren by Elizabeth Miceli Blog Tour

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ABOUT BARREN:

Barren by Elizabeth Miceli

Publication Date:  October 6 2015

Publisher:  Swoon Romance

*** PUBLISHER’S ALERT: MATURE CONTENT WARNING ***

 Recommended for ages 16+. Includes scenes that depict drug use, teen sex, and sexual assault.

 

This book contains mature content and depiction of a seventeen-year-old girl’s rape at the hands of another student. It is a chilling first person point of view account of something that occurs across the country at parties just like the one depicted in this story, and we wanted the fictional account to feel raw and as devastating. We also understand that these scenes may be difficult and uncomfortable for some. We recommend this novel for readers ages sixteen and older.

“I cried, praying for him to finish. I closed my eyes and tried to envision myself somewhere else… somewhere where I was happy. I thought of my family all piled around our tree on Christmas morning. I thought of singing with my band. I thought of Caitlin and me baking cookies and watching movies together. But after just a few seconds of pretending, Mike would hit me or thrust deeper, and I would be back in reality. I was being raped. I was all alone. I was a damsel in distress. And there was no one there to save me.”

Seventeen-year-old Stacey Lorenzo’s poor self-esteem has always consumed her. When significant weight loss leaves her still feeling powerless and with an eating disorder, she turns to partying to cope. Things go from bad ot worse when she is raped, a crushing blow to her psyche from which she may not recover. Stacey drugs, cuts, and hooks up with countless guys in an attempt to dull the pain. But if Stacey doesn’t find a way to face her demons and overcome her fears, she might find herself in a hole so dark, even love won’t be able to pull her out.

Barren is written by debut author Elizabeth Miceli. It is a devastating and dark account of one girl’s plummet to the very bottom of the human experience and the horrific and petrifying road to recovery and self-worth.


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ABOUT ELIZABETH MICELI:

 

Elizabeth hails from the smallest state with the biggest heart. She started off at The University of Akron and then transferred to the University of Rhode Island. She is a double major in both Psychology and Human Development and Family Studies. Although she loves writing- she also has a passion for helping others which is why she is studying to become a sex therapist/couples counselor. Elizabeth loves spending time with her family and friends, singing, eating everything Italian, and baking cookies. She is “in love with love” which is probably why the driving force in almost everything she writes is romance. When she’s not getting lost in her characters she can be found waiting for her prince charming in her North Kingstown, Rhode Island home.

 

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EM & EM BLOG TOUR

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Character Spotlight – Emily Slovkowski

Emily Slovkowski is half of EM & EM—the “old” Em, before she gets a new name, a new look, and a new life in Witness Protection. Though we only see a handful of chapters in the novel from her viewpoint as Emily, it is ultimately HER story.

  • Hometown: Somewhere on the Jersey Shore
  • Family: Mother and one sister, Trina
  • Boyfriend: Zach Reagan
  • Best Friend: Molly (though that should be “friend” in quotes)
  • Nemesis: Jimmy D’Angelo
  • Nickname: Slutkowski (No, she did not pick that herself, and yes, she hates, hates, hates it!)
  • Grades: Mostly A’s
  • Favorite Subject: Art
  • After-School Activities: Yearbook photographer
  • Summer Job: Photographer at the Shoot ’Em Up old-time Western photo place on the boardwalk
  • Hobbies: Photography, arcade games
  • Netflix Obsession: Freaks and Geeks
  • Favorite Color: Yellow
  • Favorite Food: Pistachio ice cream (ideally served in a waffle cone)
  • Favorite quote: “Do I love you because you’re beautiful, or are you beautiful because I love you?” (from Cinderella)
  • Random Emily quote from the book: “Can’t a girl smile for no reason?”
  • Actress who would play her in the movie: Chloe Grace Moretz

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Publication Date:  Sept 15, 2015

Publisher:  Swoon Romance

Genre:  YA, Contemporary

The last thing sixteen-year-old Emily Slovkowski wants is to move away from her home at the Jersey shore, gorgeous surfer boyfriend Zach, and her entire identity. But that’s kind of how Witness Protection works, and Em must prepare herself for an epic do-over as she starts a new life in the Midwest.

Even as she pines for sandy beaches and the night life of the shore, the newly-named Ember O’Malley finds herself making new friends, taking photos for the high school newspaper, and thinking an awful lot about the paper’s editor, an oddly cute cowboy named Charles.

When Em stumbles upon a shady beneath-the-bleachers exchange between one of the school’s football coaches and a student, she refuses to get involved. The last thing she needs is to be witness to another crime or call attention to herself. Besides, she finally has some real friends – well, real except for the fact that they don’t know a single thing about her – and she prefers to keep it that way until the trial.

But as her day in court approaches, Em begins piecing together what she saw that day beneath the bleachers. And, as her own past secrets start to catch up with her, Em needs to figure out who she really is – Em or Em.

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Linda Budzinski 

Linda Acorn Budzinski decided in the second grade that she wanted to be a “Paperback Writer,” just like in the Beatles song. She majored in journalism in college and now works in marketing and communications. She spent 18 years at a trade association in the funeral service industry, where she discovered that funeral directors are some of the bravest and most compassionate people on earth. Linda lives in Northern Virginia with her husband, Joe, and their chihuahua, Demitria. She has two step-daughters, Eris and Sarah. THE FUNERAL SINGER is her debut novel. She is represented by Andrea Somberg of Harvey Klinger Inc.

THE FUNERAL SINGER is Linda Budzinski’s first novel.

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Cover Reveal – Sugar Skull by Lisa Mantchev & Glenn Dallas

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Sugar Skull by Glenn Dallas & Lisa Mantchev
Published by: Skyscape
Publication date: November 10th 2015
Genres: Dystopia, New Adult, Science Fiction

Synopsis:

Welcome to Cyrene, a city where energy is currency and music is the lifeblood of its young citizens. Everyone lives on the grid, and the residents of the world’s largest playground are encouraged to pursue every physical and emotional pleasure imaginable.

Vee is the lead singer of the Sugar Skulls, an all-girl band that is Corporate’s newest pet project. Micah haunts the city like a ghost after an overdose of a deadly illegal street drug knocks him off the grid. When Micah and Vee forge an immediate, undeniable connection, their troubled worlds collide.

Trading concert stages for Cyrene’s rooftops and back alleys, they have to evade vicious thugs and Vee’s possessive manager as they unravel the mysteries connected to their dark pasts. And before the curtain falls, Micah and Vee will bring the city to its knees in their desperate bid for love, home, and a future together.

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When not working on puzzles for Penny Press or writing about them for PuzzleNation, Glenn Dallas is an author of short stories and at least half of one novel. After appearing in the acknowledgments of several outstanding novels, he looks forward to returning the favor in the future.

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Lisa Mantchev is the acclaimed author of Ticker and the Théâtre Illuminata series, which includes Eyes Like Stars, nominated for a Mythopoeic Award and the Andre Norton Award. She has also published numerous short stories in magazines, including Strange Horizons, Clarkesworld, Weird Tales, and Fantasy. She lives on the Olympic Peninsula of Washington State with her husband, children, and horde of furry animals. Visit her online at www.lisamantchev.com.

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RRBC’S BETHANY TURNER “PAY IT FORWARD” WEEK – Beth Hale

Today I’m delighted to present an awesome author – Beth Hale. She is my third PIF assignment and I couldn’t be more thrilled.

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On Feb 3rd 2015, I hosted one stop at her 4Wills Publishing Blog Tour when she promoted Magnolia Secrets. I decided to repeat her text from that day because it tackles an important albeit delicate issue – domestic violence – and I favor any and all attempts on raising people’s awareness about this topic.

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 An Ugly Truth

by Beth Hale 

Did you know? One in every four women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime. An estimated 1.3 million women are victims of physical assault by an intimate partner each year. 85% of domestic violence victims are women. Historically, females have been most often victimized by someone they knew. Females who are 20-24 years of age are at the greatest risk of nonfatal intimate partner violence. Most cases of domestic violence are never reported to the police. (Statistics taken from http://www.ncadv.com)

Domestic Violence is a topic that people often shy away from. It’s almost like a taboo subject that carries a “What goes on behind closed doors is nobody’s business” line of reasoning. But people see and hear and speculate and gossip.

I know. I grew up in a home fueled with alcohol and domestic violence.

There has been more attention brought to the subject lately, a larger outcry to end the violence. The recent media frenzy over an incident involving a certain pro-football player showed the world that no one is immune. Anyone from poverty stricken families, to professional athletes, to members of law enforcement can be hiding their pain and shame behind closed doors.

If you or someone you know needs help, please call your local law enforcement or the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233.


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Beth Hale writes about what she knows: strong, Southern women and the men who love them. She twines believable characters, realistic circumstances, and heart-felt emotions together to create sassy, sexy contemporary romances. She draws inspiration from the everyday life problems we all face and expands them into vivid, interesting, hard-to-put-down stories.

She learned the joys of reading from her mother, and her love affair with books has only grown stronger. If she isn’t breathing life into a new character, she is trying to make a dent in her large to-be-read pile.

Beth lives in a small town in Mississippi with her own real-life hero and two children. They share the house with a variety of pets. When she is not working her “day job” as an E-911 dispatcher, you can find her curled up on her couch, with a blanket, a cup of coffee, and a notebook.


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 HER BOOKS

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After a devastating divorce, Emma is picking up the pieces of her shattered heart and life. Her first step in reclaiming her old job as a personal assistant to famous actress, Norah Jackson. Work takes her to London, where she meets sexy fledgling actor, Jack Brandon. The sizzling attraction is immediate and mutual. Little by little, Emma begins to open her heart again. But Jack has a past, too. And it’s come back to haunt him, wreaking havoc on their budding romance.

Can Emma let go of the hurt and learn to trust Jack completely? Or is their relationship doomed to be a one act play?

 


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Walker and Lainey share one explosive night together and he awakens to find her gone. Shrugging it off as just a glorious one night stand, he accepts a new job in a new town–New Hope, Mississippi. That’s where he finds Lainey again. She just happens to be married to the Chief of Police—and Walker’s new boss.

Lainey is terrified that Walker will divulge their secret. If he does, Lainey is a dead woman. Because she tried to run before and was forced back by Evan’s evil manipulations. She can’t forget her night in Walker’s arms. But she’s trapped in a horrible marriage and there is no way out.

 Walker demands an explanation from Lainey: What secret is she hiding? Why is she so afraid? And when people begin dying in New Hope, he wants to get to the bottom of it. Why is the police chief trying to brush off the deaths? Why doesn’t he want Walker to work the cases? What kind of secrets is he hiding?

They are drawn together, unable to deny their love. But they are each risking their lives. Lainey is desperate to escape; Walker is determined to uncover the truth. Can they expose the secrets before a ruthless man destroys the future they want?

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In Her own words

You’ll find this text on Beth Hale’s website but I thought it’d be a fitting ending to this post. So, here it goes:

Thank you for stopping by. I thought I’d share a bit more about me here. I’ll just throw out some random facts about myself and hope you enjoy learning more about me. –I am short. –My friends call me the Imperial Leader of all Dorkdom –Infomercials were designed with people like me in mind. –I am easily amused. –I dream of travel. –My parents spoiled me. –I used to blindly trust; now, I am a huge conspiracy theorist. –I like vintage and old fashioned. –I have several inappropriate crushes. –I have the vocabulary of a seasoned sailor. –I have little patience with wimps and whiners. –I am not a wimp, but sometimes, I am a whiner. –My thoughts become clearer after midnight. –I am a proud, card-carrying member of several fandoms. And there you go. Just some random, fun facts about me. I’d love to know more about you.

Go on!! Leave your message to Beth in the comments below!!


 

RRBC’S BETHANY TURNER “PAY IT FORWARD” WEEK – Maggie Thom

Please welcome fellow author Maggie Thom on the second day of PIF Week.

When I visited her website to gather information for this post, I came across a LOT of great books and interesting information but this sentence caught my eye and fired my imagination:

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It got me thinking because I do that as a reader but I certainly do that as a writer as well. You didn’t think my erotic stories were autobiographical, did you?  😀

Seeing as Maggie writes suspense and thrillers, I guess it’s fair to assume she writes about adventures she’d never do in real life, am I right? LoL

Her website also offers useful links to authors and suggestions for readers. In a nutshell – YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS IT! Visit now – click here.

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 Award-winning author Maggie Thom, writes suspense/thrillers. Her works include: Captured Lies, Deceitful Truths and Tainted Waters. Her novels have won various awards, including: suspense and thriller book of the year.

After a successful 20 year career in management, devoting her time to making life better for others, she took the leap leaving her job and returning to her first love – writing full-time. She is an avid outdoorsperson who loves hiking, kayaking and finding her next adventure. Winter is not her favorite time of year although it does encourage her to curl up with a good book and read.


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 BUY HER BOOKS

They’re in so many online stores you’d better go to her website – here’s the link – or click on the cover images and choose your favorite store.

Remember to LEAVE A REVIEW after you finish reading. It’s the best gift you can give an author.

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She was kidnapped not once but twice and now someone wants her dead because of it….
Her life was a lie!
Bailey knew her upbringing wasn’t normal but she’s worked hard to stabilize her life. At 29, she finally has a good business, a stable home; her life is miles from that of her childhood. Then suddenly her mother dies, leaving a gaping hole and a discovery that they may not even be related. If Guy, the private investigator is to be believed, her life is a lie. Using the skills she learned on the streets, Bailey travels back through a sketchy and dangerous past, to find answers. Dodging bullets, staying ahead of those who want her dead and convincing Guy she can do it alone, are making it difficult to discover not only the secrets of her mother’s past but that of a family claiming she is theirs.
Everyone seems to have a story… but who’s telling the truth? And who wants her dead? Is Guy part of the solution? Or part of the problem? To discover the facts, she’ll have to untangle a web of deceit, lies, and secrets, dating back over thirty years.


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He created a legacy that no one could imagine…
Tarin has lost a week of her life. She doesn’t know what happened but not long after she returns to work she is suspended from her job. Confused and pregnant, she quits and agrees to marry Stephen, only to be thrown into a whole new nightmare. Desperate, she grabs her son and moves across the country to get away from her abusive husband and to avoid her unforgiving father. Thrilled at getting the job at Knights Associates, where she’ll help them solve cyber crimes but also be able to use their connections and resources to find her own answers. Who stole a week of her life? And will they return to steal the secret she is now protecting?

Graham and his partner Guy, can’t keep up with the demand. They are being flooded with requests at Knights Associates, where they offer a combined service of private investigator and that of solving cyber crimes. It appears that someone wants to get their attention as not only have they been hacked but Guy’s family business, Caspian Winery, seems to be under attack as well. Hiring an assistant seems to be the answer but when Graham discovers she’s been accessing their high-security accounts, he realizes the cause of their predicament might be closer then he thought. Is there new assistant behind the problems they’re having? If she’s so innocent why does someone want to abduct her?

Tarin and Graham discover that although they don’t trust each other, they are forced to work together to solve several seemingly unrelated crimes that may lead to one disastrous conclusion. Can they figure it all out before Tarin’s nightmare plays out? An eighty year old woman pays with her life? Or before Tarin learns a truth that may seal her fate and be the one secret that will keep her and Graham apart as neither one of them may be able to forgive or forget…

 


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He didn’t commit suicide but who’s going to believe her…
Frustrated at being fired from her latest job and overwhelmed by her consolatory family, Sam decides to move to the family’s cabin at the lake. A place she hasn’t been since her dad committed suicide there twenty years before. Or did he? Snooping is something she’s good at but someone seems to be taking offence to her looking too closely at what has been happening at the lake. What she discovers is shocking. Now she must uncover what’s real and what’s not. All that she learned growing up, may be false. Keegan, who has recently moved to the area, to finish his latest book is also trying to find out if his grandfather, who’d passed away ten years before, died of natural causes or was murdered? The descendants of the four families who own the land around the lagoon are dying off. Since Sam and Keegan are the only ones questioning the deaths, they find themselves working together to seek the truth. Are people being murdered? Who would benefit from their deaths? Why would there be barricades and armed guards at the north end of the lake? To stay alive, Sam and Keegan must find the answers and convince others, before more people are killed… including them.