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#MFRWHooks for *MORE BEGINNINGS* 17/05/2017 #bookpromo #amreading #mustread


I hope you get hooked by this Snippet **** the book will be released early June !

Today’s hook

Zach Taylor’s young neighbour, Mia, let out a long sigh as she joined him on his front porch and sat next to him on the swing. Enjoying a cool lemonade, he invited her to grab a soft drink from the fridge as well. It was a warm summer day, and the air showed no sign of cooling down. A lot of people in Hobart were weary of the unusual hot spell for the very southern Australian city.

With another hefty sigh, Mia raked through her long, blond hair and stared into the distance. “Honestly, Zach, she’s a dragon. I’m sure she does it on purpose. She doesn’t like me. She thinks I’m spoilt.”

The dragon in question was Miss Peterson, Mia’s high school English teacher. There was no doubt that Mia liked school, and she enjoyed her classes. And even though English wasn’t her worst subject, it certainly was the toughest one, with Miss Peterson piling on homework one after the other.

Zach took a sip of his drink before he replied, “Hey, pumpkin, settle down. What’s that supposed to mean you’re ‘spoilt’?”

She lifted her shoulder in a slight shrug. “You know!”

BLURB:
Zach Taylor, an escort in Sydney, living in Hobart, enlists the help of Natasha Peterson when his teenage friend, Mia, runs away. He soon finds out that the ‘dragon’ is really more of a kitten. And although Natasha, Mia’s teacher, is attracted to him as well, she has her own problems to deal with, not to mention her initial reaction to Zach’s occupation.

Will Zach’s job keep him from a chance to be with Natasha?

Life is good for teenager Mia Levesque. But when Darren Schuster shows up in Hobart, she knows something is up once Sophie and Mark cut their weekend away short and rush home in the middle of the night. When Sophie won’t answer Mia’s questions, emotions run high, and Zach confirms Darren’s identity to Mia. Disappointed, angry, and feeling alone, Mia runs away.

Will life settle back into a routine for Mia once she finds out about the stranger in her life?

New Beginnings have given the Levesque girls a new start in life, will More Beginnings be another chance for them?

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4 starsThe Romance Review – NEW BEGINNINGS is a very emotional read, one that is heartwarming as well as heart wrenching. It gives you hope in the act of human kindness and that good things do happen to good people. I highly recommend this book.

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♥♥  More Beginnings ♥♥

 

Release day: 4 June 2017

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Zach Taylor, an escort in Sydney, living in Hobart, enlists the help of Natasha Peterson when his teenage friend, Mia, runs away. He soon finds out that the ‘dragon’ is really more of a kitten. And although Natasha, Mia’s teacher, is attracted to him as well, she has her own problems to deal with, not to mention her initial reaction to Zach’s occupation.

Will Zach’s job keep him from a chance to be with Natasha?

Life is good for teenager Mia Levesque. But when Darren Schuster shows up in Hobart, she knows something is up once Sophie and Mark cut their weekend away short and rush home in the middle of the night. When Sophie won’t answer Mia’s questions, emotions run high, and Zach confirms Darren’s identity to Mia. Disappointed, angry, and feeling alone, Mia runs away.

Will life settle back into a routine for Mia once she finds out about the stranger in her life?

New Beginnings have given the Levesque girls a new start in life, will More Beginnings be another chance for them?

 

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4 starsThe Romance Review – NEW BEGINNINGS is a very emotional read, one that is heartwarming as well as heart wrenching. It gives you hope in the act of human kindness and that good things do happen to good people. I highly recommend this book.

#CoverReveal “Prophecy of Solstice’s End” by @DianthaJones ~~ @reviewbycrystal #Fantasy #YA

Prophecy of Solstice’s End
Oracle of Delphi #3
By Diantha Jones 

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Summer Solstice is here. Let the games begin.

Nothing but lies (some of them her own) and deceit have brought Chloe to Olympus for the Solstice Olympic Games. As the Oracle and the special guest of the King of Myth, Chloe becomes immersed in a life of unfathomable luxury, taunting history, and overwhelming excitement. Though scheming and untrustworthy, the gods remain on their best behavior as the tension and anticipation builds around the outcome of the Quest of the Twelve Labors, the deadliest competition of the Games. All seems well on the celestial front…until athletes start turning up dead and a philosopher missing for months returns with a most terrifying story…

But that’s not all.

As Strafford confronts his troubled past and more is learned about the Great Unknown Prophecy, Chloe grows close to another, setting off a chain of events that will bring her face-to-face with a truth that will rock both of her worlds to their core.

And it’ll all happen before Solstice’s end…

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Author Bio:

Diantha Jones loves writing fantasy books filled with adventure, romance, and magic. She’s the author of the Oracle of Delphi series, the Mythos series, and the Djinn Order series (as A. Star). When she isn’t writing or working, she is reading or being hypnotized by Netflix. She is a serious night-owl and while everyone else is grinning in the warmth and sunlight, she’s hoping for gloominess and rain. Yeah, she’s weird like that.

 

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#NewRelease “Finding Hope” by @LucieUlrich #Inspirational #Romance

Finding Hope
by Lucie Ulrich

Blurb:
Nearly sixteen years after relinquishing the rights to his unborn child, Noah Cooper is stunned to discover his daughter, Hope, wants to meet him. With the love and support of his family, Noah sets off from Elk Flats, Montana to Albany, New York, having no idea what changes are in store for him.
Cancer survivor and widow, Beth Peterson, is more than
a little nervous to meet her daughter’s birth father. Their initial meeting goes well, but things decline in a hurry when Noah invites Hope to spend time at the ranch without speaking to Beth about it first.
Determined to meet her new family, a battle of wills ensues between Hope and her mother. While Hope longs for a connection, Beth fears losing her daughter to virtual strangers—strangers who live two thousand miles away.
Struggles and misunderstandings abound between Noah and Beth, despite their growing attraction for one another. Noah is ready to commit, while Beth can’t let go of the memory of her husband and the imperfections cancer has forced her to live with.
Will hope, patience, and prayer be enough to pull this family together?

 About the author:
Lucie Ulrich is an award-winning author of inspirational fiction. Her books are filled with stories of faith, family and forgiveness. She was honored to receive a RONE Award for her second novel, “The Rose Ring.” 

A former performing arts director, Lucie now enjoys going on photo shoots with her husband, and taking long (or short) road trips. She continues to find inspiration as she and her husband explore the four corners of the United States.

 

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Short Excerpt: 
Noah Cooper brushed down his horse and left him in the corral. He strode across the expanse of property and entered the house through the mudroom. Removing his hat, he scrubbed a hand through his sandy-blond hair. It was time for a haircut. The aroma of beef stew wafted from the kitchen. “You in there, Annie?”

“I am, and I washed the floors this morning, so take your boots off.”

“Yes, ma’am.” Chuckling, Noah sat on a bench to do as ordered. In the five months since he’d discovered the woman he believed to be his aunt was actually his mother, Noah had experienced a new kind of love. They were still working out the kinks, but life was good. Noah stepped into the kitchen, kissed Annie on the cheek, and sat at the oak table that was older than he was. “I picked up the mail. Nothing but bills and junk.” He held up a square envelope. “Except for this.” Annie reached for it, but Noah pulled it back with a smile. “Sorry, it’s addressed to me.”

Annie wiped her hands on a dishtowel, her inquisitive gray eyes staring down at him. “Who’s it from?”

“I don’t know. There’s no return address.” He tore open the flap and pulled out a floral note card. A small photograph of a young girl, maybe thirteen or fourteen, spilled out. She had golden-brown hair that fell past her shoulders, large green eyes, and a slightly crooked smile that mimicked his own. He turned the photo over to find the name Hope and age fourteen written on the back.

“Who’s this?” Annie took the photo from him and studied it.

Tingles ran up Noah’s spine. “I’m not sure.” Could it possibly be? Before reading the note, he zeroed in on the signature at the bottom. The breath escaped his lungs in a whoosh.

“You okay?” Annie sat next to him and put a hand on his arm.

It took a moment before he could answer. He hadn’t heard from his first love in nearly sixteen years. Not since the day he’d signed the adoption papers relinquishing any rights to his unborn child. “It’s from Amanda.”

Annie let out a long, slow whistle while holding up the picture. “So this is…”

Noah took the picture from her. “My daughter.”

 

 

 

 

#SaleBlitz “Don’t Wake Me Up” by M.E. Rhines ~~ @merhines @StarAnge13 #dontwakemeupsale

  Title: Don’t Wake Me Up
By: M.E. Rhines
Publication Date: November 03, 2016
Genre: YA PNR
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When the chaos of school, her over-reactive mother, and her abusive boyfriend gets to be too much, sixteen-year-old Colleen turns to astral projection to escape it all. In the sanctuary of the astral plane, she mingles with the lost souls of the departed. They all need help to move on to the Summerland, and Colleen never turns down a spirit in need. Until she meets Daemon.

With just a glance, Daemon makes her forget all the turmoil back home. The calm is welcome and addictive, but Colleen knows the peace he offers will leave with him once he crosses over, forcing her to make a desperate decision: sever her ties to her physical body, or sabotage his salvation.

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ME Rhines a southwest Florida native currently living in North Port with her two beautiful children and a third, much larger child whom she affectionately calls husband.
She writes young adult paranormal romance to feed her belief that fairy tales are real and nonsense is necessary.

She also writes adult romances under her edgier alter-ego, Mary Bernsen

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Snippet Sunday – DEFYING RULES – 07/05/2017 #romance #love #SnippetSunday #amwriting

 

DEFYING RULES

For today’s snippet I moved a little forward to introduce Addison – the main female character. My apologies that the snippet is a bit longer today, but I wanted to have that last sentence included.

DEFYING RULES is set along the Australian Great Ocean Road and tells the story of Ethan Tomlin, single dad, and manager of a hotel chain.

This is still a WIP, so critique away.

Thanks … and enjoy 🙂

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Only a little while later, Addison sat on the small veranda at the back of her house with her parents having their lunch, everyone enjoying the view.
“I can see your mother coming for a visit more often than you might like.”
Addison let out a little laugh.
“Oh, Harry. Don’t be like that. I love the sea and you know that. But I know not to overdo it with my visits,” her mother replied.
“That’s okay, Mum. You’re more than welcome here. I suppose it’ll be nice to have you come around once in a while.”
“Have you met anybody, yet, darling?”
She nodded. “Yes. Can’t you remember I told you of the Christmas concert a few weeks back? The teachers were lovely and very welcoming. I was also introduced to my class.”
“Oh, how wonderful,” her mother cooed.
“The children seem very well behaved and very nice. I even had the chance to talk to some of the parents. A few of them even offered to help me move.” She smiled as she remembered the various offers. It was a bit like in one of those perfect movies of the perfect town — she always tried to find a catch to these generous offers, but people in Fermosa Bay seemed genuinely nice.
Leaning back as she took a bite of her sandwich, she remembered one of the parents in particular.
A boy’s father.
She wasn’t able to recall where the mother had been, but yes, she remembered the dad vividly. Of course, she remembered him. He reminded her of her favourite actor with his tousled short dark hair, the intense blue eyes, and a toned physique that she’d been able to see his muscles moving under his shirt. Or his long legs, which moved so effortlessly with leisurely grace.
Good Lord those legs.
But she wasn’t able to remember his name.
And with a sigh of disappointment, she remembered he hadn’t offered any help.
“Are you all right?” her father asked.
Her gaze went over to the sea, and she watched the subtle movement of the water. Yes, she was all right, and she knew this was going to be a great year.
“Dad, I’m not sure how to explain this, but I think I just had one of those moments of contentment. I have a feeling Fermosa Bay will be good for me.”
Her mother placed a hand on her arm, smiling with understanding.
Yet, her dad went to destroy her moment of happiness, however unintentionally it might have been. “Heard from Ryan?”
It only took Addison to hear his name to feel nauseous. And sad. But above all, it made her anxious. The sudden swirl of emotions overwhelming her.

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4 starsThe Romance Review – NEW BEGINNINGS is a very emotional read, one that is heartwarming as well as heart wrenching. It gives you hope in the act of human kindness and that good things do happen to good people. I highly recommend this book.

“A Raging Madness by @JudeKnightBooks #interview #Regency #RegencyRomance #HistRom

A Raging Madness
by Jude Knight

Their marriage is a fiction. Their enemies are all too real.

Blurb
Ella survived an abusive and philandering husband, in-laws who hate her, and public scorn. But she’s not sure she will survive love. It is too late to guard her heart from the man forced to pretend he has married such a disreputable widow, but at least she will not burden him with feelings he can never return.

Alex understands his supposed wife never wishes to remarry. And if she had chosen to wed, it would not have been to him. He should have wooed her when he was whole, when he could have had her love, not her pity. But it is too late now. She looks at him and sees a broken man. Perhaps she will learn to bear him.

In their masquerade of a marriage, Ella and Alex soon discover they are more well-matched than they expected. But then the couple’s blossoming trust is ripped apart by a malicious enemy. Two lost souls must together face the demons of their past to save their lives and give their love a future.

 


Interview with hero Alexander Redepenning, third son of Brigadier General Lord Henry Redepenning, and grandson of the 6th Earl of Chirbury.
Formerly a career officer in a dragoon regiment, Alex has been discharged following injury to both legs.

  1. What do you consider your greatest achievement?

That’s hard. I don’t feel I’ve achieved very much, to be honest. I was a competent officer; I obeyed orders, and I looked after my men and they trusted me. That’s really it. Now? After my injuries? That life is gone.
I’ve been carrying out some inspections for my cousin Rede. He inherited the Chirbury title from our cousin George, and the estates were in a mess. I’ve done a fair enough job of cleaning things up, but any trustworthy person with an ounce of common sense could have done the same.
If I dropped off the face of the planet, my family would miss me, but the rest of the world is unlikely to notice, and I’ll leave the place little different to where I found it.
It would matter to Jonno, I suppose. Jonno’s my manservant, and it is marginally possible that he needs me as much as I need him. He was going to spend his life working for his brother on the family farm and instead he is well on the way to being a gentleman’s gentleman. Still a servant, but arguably one with more opportunities, and certainly more cash. Is that my greatest achievement? I suppose it is.

    1. What is your idea of perfect happiness?

I know it’s unfashionable, but what I really yearn after is household bliss. When I was young, I assumed I’d one day have what my father had: a happy marriage, a house full of children. It can happen. My brother Rick found his Mary, and my cousin Rede his Anne. If I had a chance, that chance is gone. Who would want to marry a broken down ex-cavalry officer, horrendously scarred, unable to ride, nightmare-ridden and without an occupation?

      1. What is your current state of mind?

Mustn’t grumble. Things could be a lot worse. I’ll be fine.

      1. What is your favourite occupation?

Riding used to be what I loved best in the world. Of one kind or another. (Alex winks and flashes a quick grin.) I’ve not ridden since my horse and I were shot up. I’m trying to get strength back into my thighs, but if you put me on a horse at the moment, you’d have to tie me on. As to the other kind of riding, the little gentleman doesn’t rise to the occasion any more. The injury has gelded me as well as crippled me, it seems. The doctors say it isn’t permanent, but what woman would want me now?

      1. What is your most treasured possession?

A miniature portrait of my mother. I used to carry it with me in my breast pocket, but it got lost somewhere on the trip back to England when I was injured. When I told my father, he had another painted from the portrait he has.

      1. What or who is the greatest love of your life?

My career, I guess. I can’t remember a time I didn’t dream of being a cavalry officer, and I joined up as soon as my parents allowed.

      1. What is your favorite journey?

Beyond a doubt, the journey home to Longford Court, where I grew up. In the last few miles, as we pass landmark after landmark from my childhood, I feel a peace settle over my soul. I stayed away after my mother died. All of us did. My father moved to London, and none of us could bear to see how the place she once graced with her love had been neglected by my uncle and later cousin George. But my cousin Rede and his wife live there now, when they’re in the country, and Anne has made it a home again.

      1. What is your most marked characteristic?

Loyalty, I think, probably. I don’t trust easily, but those I do trust have my devoted loyalty.

      1. When and where were you the happiest?

It’s a toss up between my childhood, when the whole herd of us roamed the countryside under the generalship of my brother Harry, and the army, when I knew my job and did it to the best of my ability. Not now, that’s certain.

      1. What is it that you most dislike?

Bullying. A man who hurts those in his power—soldiers, servants, women, children, animals—doesn’t deserve to be called a man. He is scum. He’s worm-eating vermin.

      1. What is your greatest fear?

I fear letting people down; people who depend on me.

      1. What is your greatest extravagance?

It used to be horses. I’ve been known to empty my purse and promise my next six months’ expectations for a good horse. Since I was injured, I’ve been given more money than I can spend, but I have no will to spend it. Not at the moment, in any case.

      1. Which living person do you most despise?

Baroness Carrington, who is still alive somewhere, though she disappeared after what people are now calling the Battle of Abbey Farm. Not just for the way she treated me, but for her part in the capture of innocent women. She’s a woman herself. How could she do that?

      1. What is your greatest regret?

I have a few, as you might imagine. But the one that floats to the top is little Ella. I could have courted her. Her father would have had me, no question. But she was so young, and I thought I had time, and after what the baroness did I was– bruised. Yes, bruised. But suddenly it was too late. She was married to that bounder Melville, and I had to watch him crush the joy from her life. If only I’d spoken up!

      1. Which talent would you most like to have?

You won’t laugh? I’d like to write poetry. I’ve tried, and I’m dreadful. I follow all the rules, but it lacks spark. I think it would be very soothing to create something beautiful out of ugly angry feelings.

      1. Where would you like to live?

To settle, you mean? I’ve always thought I’d retire one day to a country estate. I’d like to have a townhouse in London or maybe one of the other big cities, but just for visits. To live, I’d like the country. I used to imagine my children exploring the country-side as my brothers, sister, and cousins did when we were children. Even without a wife and family though, my heart is most at peace in the country.

      1. What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?

Letting down a member of my family. When they are disappointed in me, it breaks my heart.

Author Bio:
Jude Knight’s writing goal is to transport readers to another time, another place, where they can enjoy adventure and romance, thrill to trials and challenges, uncover secrets and solve mysteries, delight in a happy ending, and return from their virtual holiday refreshed and ready for anything.
She writes historical novels, novellas, and short stories, mostly set in the early 19th Century. She writes strong determined heroines, heroes who can appreciate a clever capable woman, villains you’ll love to loathe, and all with a leavening of humour.

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#MFRWHooks for **NEW BEGINNINGS** 03/05/2017 #bookpromo #amreading #mustread


I hope you get hooked by this Snippet **** AND CHECK OUT THE NEW COVER !

Today’s hook

Considering his words, she let her gaze move out the window, watching the gentle breeze through the trees. It’d been something she knew many people had difficulty to understand, but she tried anyway. “I know. But it makes me feel better. We’ve owed too many people too much of everything. This is a new start. No more relying on others.”
Out of the corner of her eye, she noticed he lowered his head in agreement. “I think I understand.” As he walked past them, he touched Mia’s nose with his finger and winked at her. “I’ll be back in a few minutes.”
A few seconds later, the sound of the front door told them that he’d left. Relieved and disappointed, Sophie pulled her sister even closer to herself, trying hard not to burst into tears. Over the last few days she’d imagined their new place in all variations, from small to run down. From a dump to all being a bad mistake. But this wasn’t at all what she’d expected. Not even close. This was like a dream come true, and she’d do everything in her power to take advantage of this new opportunity to give her sister the best life she could possibly offer.
“I love it, Mia.”
Her sister turned to look at her. “Is it really ours?”
Sophie nodded. “That’s what Mark says.”
“Our own little castle,” Mia whispered.

BLURB:
The chance to start life all over with the help of a stranger.
Twenty-two-year-old Sophie Levesque has been guardian to her eight-year-old sister Mia since their mother’s death a few years ago, and it hasn’t been easy. Luck comes their way when they inherit a small house in Hobart. Problem is, though, they don’t know and have never heard of Clara Bellinger, the testator. Settling into their new life, Sophie is still afraid it’s all a mistake.
Mark O’Connor, attorney in Hobart and the bearer of the good news for Sophie and Mia, curses himself for the lack of information about the testator. However, researching the questions gives him an opportunity to see Sophie again, and the more time he spends with the two, the more he realises that his life is missing something. And it’s not his casual lover Linda.
But then there’s Zach, Sophie’s sexy neighbour from across the road… and a very good friend of Clara’s.
Will unravelling the mystery unravel Sophie and Mark’s promise of a future?

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4 starsThe Romance Review – NEW BEGINNINGS is a very emotional read, one that is heartwarming as well as heart wrenching. It gives you hope in the act of human kindness and that good things do happen to good people. I highly recommend this book.

5star Review:
“I’ve always enjoyed Ms. Blobel’s novels, but I adored New Beginnings. This is a feel good story centered on love and hope, Sophie’s dedication to her younger sister, Mia, is incredible. The child is the center of her universe and there’s nothing she won’t do for her. Concerned the recent inheritance is all a mistake, Sophie wants to know more about the woman who gave them a home. Helping her is a drop-dead gorgeous attorney and the handsome, hunky neighbor. Sophie’s journey of discovery is a beautiful one, and when she gets her answers, she finds the last thing she ever thought she would–love. Looking forward to the next book in this excellent series.”

“Wow…what a tangled web we weave! Sophie has got it coming in all directions with the mystery of the testator. These are the type of stories that I love…since it has a bit of everything in it. Not only do we get a bit of a love triangle but add some mystery and thriller to it. Now, that makes a perfect book by Ms. Blobel! But let me remind you that this is nothing new since I find myself always wrapped up in this author’s writing since she writes with emotion and feelings. Whether it be anger, happiness, sadness – you name it…Ms. Blobel gives us the whole package in her stories!”