Sunday, April 30, 2017

Live Out Loud by Marie Meyer

I’m delighted to be a part of the launch day blitz for LIVE OUT LOUD by Marie Meyer!

Marie is sharing an excerpt from her book.

◊ by Marie Meyer
◊ April 30, 2017
◊ Forever Yours
◊ eBook; $3.99

I thought I'd live in silence forever . . . and then I met him.

          I'll never be able to hear, but music has always been a source of comfort for me. Rather than listen to the rhythm, I can actually feel the beat pulsing through me. It's pure bliss. So the moment I saw Thorin playing his guitar, I was mesmerized. I'd never seen anything more beautiful . . . or intimate. I couldn't tell where his body ended and the song began. He's everything I need in my life . . . I'm falling fast, hard, and deep.
          I want him more than anything. But while I live in silence, Thor lives in secrets. He's holding something back-something that's keeping this intensity, this longing from being real. And the silence may be too loud to bear . . .

LIVE OUT LOUD is available at the following sites: Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Kobo, iBooks, and Google.

Here is an excerpt for your reading pleasure. 
Shit, sweetheart, where’s the fire?

“Hey, Red, hold up,” I say, trying to get her attention. I don’t want to startle her, but it’s no use, she can’t hear me over the noise of the club. If I don’t stop her now, she’ll leave and I won’t get her number. I drop my hand onto her shoulder and she goes rigid under my touch.

Smooth, Kline. Way to scare the poor girl. 

Very slowly, she turns around, almost as if she’s expecting to see the Grim Reaper standing behind her. When our gazes meet, her shoulders relax and she lets out a deep breath. Up close, she’s even more beautiful. And Jesus…her eyes. When I caught her gaze for a few seconds on stage, I knew there was something special about her eyes; I just couldn’t see them clearly. Up close, they’re extraordinary. I’ve never seen eyes like hers before…the color of emerald sea glass. A long forgotten memory surfaces, one of my earliest…walking along the beach as a kid…with my dad…before everything went to hell. 

I shake off the phantom thought and focus on the girl. “Sorry. Didn’t mean to scare you. It’s just…I…” I stumble over my words like I’m a thirteen-year-old boy. What the hell’s my problem? She’s not the first chick you’ve ever talked to. Spit the damn words out, Thor. “I saw you while I was up on stage, and I was hoping to get your number, I’d really like to take you out sometime.” 

There. I said it. Not hard. 

She smiles widely and nods. Lifting her hands between us, I notice her fingers move. Graceful and deliberate hand motions. Is she using sign language?  

“She can read your lips.”

I glance to my right. A tall girl with long, half black, half blond hair flanks her side. Pretty, but pales in comparison to her friend. 

“Read my lips?” I shake my head, not understanding. I point to the redheaded beauty and direct my question to her friend. “She’s deaf?”

There’s a tap on my shoulder and my eyes snap back to Red’s. Moving her hands again, she signs something, and I’m clueless. Her lips move, but she doesn’t speak. And apparently, I’m shit at lipreading. But at least her expression is playful. That’s a plus, right?

She lowers her arms and smiles. Damn, I love how the right side of her lips pulls up higher than the left. 

I’ve never had to chase down a girl. For some reason, chicks dig guys in a band. They’ve always pursued me. But, the one time I see a girl so gorgeous, and take the time to run after her, she can’t even hear me.

I look at her friend. “What did she just say?”

Red’s friend folds her arms over her chest, wearing the same beatific smile she did when I stopped them. “She answered your question. Yes, she’s deaf. She also asked if you still want her number.” 

I stare at the girl. With wild red curls framing her face and a mischievous smirk, she waits for my answer. Hell yeah, I do.

Marie Meyer is a teacher who spends her days in the classroom and her nights writing heartfelt romances.

She is a proud mommy and enjoys helping her oldest daughter train for the Special Olympics, making up silly stories with her youngest daughter, and bingeing on weeks of DVR'd television with her husband.

For more on Marie and her writing, visit her website and connect with her on Facebook. Also, be sure to add LIVE OUT LOUD to your shelf on Goodreads.

Thanks for stopping by today. Do you think not being about to hear can keep a person from enjoying music?

Friday, April 28, 2017

Any Day Now by Robyn Carr

Any Day Now by Robyn Carr
◊ Series: Sullivan’s Crossing, Book 2
◊ Hardcover: 336 pages
◊ Genre: Women’s Fiction, Contemporary
◊ Publisher: MIRA (April 18, 2017)
◊ Language: English
◊ ISBN-10: 0778319911
◊ ISBN-13: 978-0778319917


The highly-anticipated sequel to #1 New York Times bestselling author Robyn Carr's What We Find transports readers back to Sullivan's Crossing. The rustic campground at the crossroads of the Colorado and Continental Divide trails welcomes everyone—whether you're looking for a relaxing weekend getaway or a whole new lease on life. It's a wonderful place where good people face their challenges with humor, strength and love.

          For Sierra Jones, Sullivan's Crossing is meant to be a brief stopover. She's put her troubled past behind her but the path forward isn't yet clear. A visit with her big brother Cal and his new bride, Maggie, seems to be the best option to help her get back on her feet.
          Not wanting to burden or depend on anyone, Sierra is surprised to find the Crossing offers so much more than a place to rest her head. Cal and Maggie welcome her into their busy lives and she quickly finds herself bonding with Sully, the quirky campground owner who is the father figure she's always wanted. But when her past catches up with her, it's a special man and an adorable puppy who give her the strength to face the truth and fight for a brighter future. In Sullivan's Crossing Sierra learns to cherish the family you are given and the family you choose.

The concept of a second chance always draws me into a story and author Robyn Carr has a great way of doing that.

In this second installment in her Sullivan’s Crossing series, the author once again introduces characters that are realistic and likeable. She makes them seem like people you know down the street or wished lived down the street. They have traits, faults, and problems readers can relate to.

The small community setting is another drawing card that makes ANY DAY NOW a delightful read. Through vivid descriptions and rich details, readers are drawn into Sullivan Crossing as it comes to life on the page.

The interaction of the characters and the bonds of family and friends will stay with you long after you read the last line. A story of second chances that will make you believe.

Any Day Now by Robyn Carr, Sullivan’s Crossing (Book #2), MIRA, @2017, ISBN: 978-0778319917, Hardcover, 336 Pages

FTC Full Disclosure – A copy of this book was sent to me by the publisher. However, receiving the complimentary copy did not influence my review. The thoughts are completely my own and given honestly and freely.

Robyn Carr is an award-winning, #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than 50 novels, including the critically acclaimed Virgin River and Thunder Point series, as well as highly praised women’s fiction titles such as Four Friends, What We Find, and The Life She Wants.

Robyn has won a RITA Award from the Romance Writers of America, and in 2016 she was awarded RWA’s Nora Roberts Lifetime Achievement Award for her contributions to the genre. Her novels have been translated into 19 languages in 30 countries.

Originally from Minnesota, Robyn now resides in Henderson, Nevada, with her aviator husband; they have two grown children. When she isn’t writing, Robyn puts her energy into community service: she has mentored a seniors’ memoir-writing group, attends book club chats in and out of state whenever possible, and is working with her local library on the Carr Chat Series, a program centered on fundraising and visiting author events that bring writers, their books, and the community together.

Thanks for stopping by today during Robyn’s tour visit. Do you believe in second (or even third) chances?

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Deadly Silence {+ Giveaway}

It’s a pleasure to be participating in the Release Day Blitz today for author Rebecca Zanetti’s release, DEADLY SILENCE, now available in Mass Market Paperback.

As part of the blitz release, you can enter to win one of 15 signed TP copies of DEADLY SILENCE. See the bottom of the post for more details on the giveaway.

◊ Author: Rebecca Zanetti
◊ Series: Blood Brothers, #1
◊ On Sale: April 25, 2017
◊ Publisher: Forever
◊ Mass Market: $7.99 USD
◊ eBook: $5.99 USD

Be sure to add DEADLY SILENCE to your Goodreads shelf.

The first book in a breathtaking new romantic suspense series that will appeal to fans of New York Times bestsellers Maya Banks, Lisa Gardner, and Lisa Jackson.

          Under siege. That's how Ryker Jones feels. The Lost Bastards Investigative Agency he opened up with his blood brothers has lost a client in a brutal way. The past he can't outrun is resurfacing, threatening to drag him down in the undertow. And the beautiful woman he's been trying to keep at arm's length is in danger...and he'll destroy anything and anyone to keep her safe.
          Paralegal Zara Remington is in over her head. She's making risky moves at work by day and indulging in an affair with a darkly dangerous PI by night. There's a lot Ryker isn't telling her and the more she uncovers, the less she wants to know. But when all hell breaks loose, Ryker may be the only one to save her. If his past doesn't catch up to them first...

Full of twists and turns you won't see coming, DEADLY SILENCE is New York Times bestselling author Rebecca Zanetti at her suspenseful best.


DEADLY SILENCE is available at the following sites: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million, Google Play, iBooks, Indiebound, Kobo, Target, and is also available in-stores at Walmart.



Here’s an exclusive excerpt from LETHAL LIES (on sale May 16th) for your reading pleasure.

“All the more reason to get you out of town,” Heath said quietly.
She shook her head. “No. I’m staying.” Her words were brave, but her chest hurt. No way could she deal with a serial killer all on her own. She could train every day for the rest of her life and not end up as practiced or as deadly as Heath already was, and she knew it. “I understand you have other cases and people after you. So leave, and I’ll handle this myself.”
“Those are big words, baby,” he said softly.
Her lip quivered, and she bit down on it. “I know. I promised her, Heath. It’s all I have left to give to her.”
He paused, understanding crossing his expression. “Ah, sweetheart. Your sister wouldn’t want that for you.” His voice turned velvety and soft. Soothing.
Anya nodded. “I know. But she was my sister. We shared blood and part of a childhood. She took me trick-or-treating when I was five, and it’s one of my best memories. Then when I needed help as an adult, she didn’t hesitate. She came to me right away, like family. She was the first person I really cared about in far too long, and it hurts like hell that I got her killed.”
He breathed out, the emotion in his eyes deepening.
She swallowed. “I have to do this for her. Either you understand that or you don’t.”
“Why don’t you just let us handle it?”
She pressed her point. “I could, but you need me. I’m the bait.” Inwardly, she winced at the description. That wouldn’t help her to convince him. “Also, here’s the deal. This could be a long op. At some point, you have to leave and deal with whatever is haunting you from your past. When you do, I’ll just challenge him again, and next time you won’t be around to assist.”
“That’s extortion,” Heath said, amusement curving his lip.
She grinned. “Apparently I’m getting quite good at it.”
Heath shook his head. “You’re putting me in an untenable position, baby.”
“No, I’m not.” She shrugged out of his hold. Finally. “I’m not yours to protect, Heath. We’re not together, and we’re not responsible for each other.” The words sliced through her even as she said them. “You’ve been more than clear on that score.”
“There’s something here, Anya. Maybe something real and lasting, if I get everything done I need to do.”
She blinked. “What’s that?”
“The less you know the better. Believe me.”
“What a bunch of bullshit. Go back to your ‘This is fake’ proclamation,” she all but yelled. “Your position is one of work . . . and this is just work.”
His chin lifted. “You think this is just work?” The tone—low and filled with tension—zinged through her body.
Her legs trembled with the urge to take a step back. “Yes.”
“Want me to prove otherwise?” His eyes darkened to the color of the sky right before midnight hit.
As a threat, as a warning, it was damn good. But she’d gone too far to give in now. “You can’t.” Yeah, she’d just waved a red flag in front of a bull.
He didn’t move a muscle. His focus on her was so absolute, she wanted to squirm. “You’re into challenging dangerous men these days, aren’t you?”
She kept her stance. “You’re not all that dangerous, Heath.”
His smile stole her breath. Then he moved. Faster than she could track, he had her by the armpits and up in the air as he carried her toward the bedroom with such speed that her legs automatically wound around to clasp his rib cage. By the time she sucked in air to protest, her butt was on the bed, and he was flattening himself over her.
She struggled, her body on fire, fighting the urge to laugh out loud.
His mouth crushed hers, and she stilled.
True danger.
He held nothing back, kissing her hard, pressing her head into the comforter. His tongue worked hers, his powerful body plastered against hers, and his hands dug into her hair to hold her in place. Desire spun so quickly into need she couldn’t breathe, even when he wasn’t controlling her mouth.
She shifted against him, closing her eyes to kiss him back. This was what she’d wanted. All of this.
He nipped her lip, soothing the slight pain with another kiss. Then he traced along her jawline, kissing and nipping, finally reaching her earlobe, where he bit.
She arched against him, letting out a soft sigh.
“Anya.” His fingers tangled in her hair, and erotic pain tingled down her scalp. One of his strong arms slid around her waist and then down. His palm spread across her butt, and he ground her against his hard cock.
Pleasure swamped her, and mini explosions flew through her sex. The idea passed, somewhat fleetingly, that he wasn’t playing. Not at all.
Yet she couldn’t stop herself. Her knees widened, and she rubbed against him. “This feels real,” she whispered.


Author Rebecca Zanetti, Photo Credit Dylan Patrick
Rebecca Zanetti is the author of over twenty-five romantic suspense, dark paranormal, and contemporary romances, and her books have appeared multiple times on the New York Times, USA Today, and Amazon bestseller lists.

She has received a Publisher's Weekly Starred Review for Wicked Edge, Romantic Times Reviewer Choice Nominations for Forgotten Sins and Sweet Revenge, and RT Top Picks for several of her novels. 

She lives in the wilds of the Pacific Northwest with her own alpha hero, two kids, a couple of dogs, a crazy cat...and a huge extended family. She believes strongly in luck, karma, and working her butt off...and she thinks one of the best things about being an author, unlike the lawyer she used to be, is that she can let the crazy out.

For more on Rebecca and her writing, visit her website and connect with her on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Goodreads.

You can also follow FOREVER online by visiting their website and connecting with them on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest.

This blitz-wide giveaway is for one of 15 signed TP copies of DEADLY SILENCE. To enter, just click on the Rafflecopter widget below and follow the instructions.

Thanks for stopping by today during Rebecca’s visit. What is the best part of finding a new series to follow?

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Dating the Undead {+ Giveaway}

It’s a delight to be participating in author Juliet Lyons’ Spotlight Tour for her upcoming release, DATING THE UNDEAD.

There’s something about the cover that just looks inviting with a wickedly fun sense of humor. To make the tour even more fun you can enter to win one of 10 copies of DATING THE UNDEAD being given away. Please see the end of the post for more giveaway details.

Title: Dating the Undead
Author: Juliet Lyons
Series: Undead Dating Service, #1
ISBN: 9781492645306
Pub date: May 2, 2017
Genre: Paranormal Romance

Likes to keep things casual
Absolutely no poetry
Zero romance required.

          Silver Harris is over clingy men—maybe men altogether. But when she shares a toe-curling kiss with a sexy Irish vampire on New Year's Eve, she wonders if maybe it's human men she's fed up with. Silver turns to the popular vampire dating site, V-Date, only to discover that vampire men are just as unimpressive as their mortal counterparts. And her mysterious hottie? He’s nowhere to be found.
          Can’t a girl catch a break?
          Logan Byrne can't get that sassy redhead—or that kiss!—out of his head. When his boss assigns him to spy on V-Date, he meets Silver again. Turns out, the police are recruiting humans to snitch on vampires through the dating site. As the snark and sparks fly, feelings between Silver and Logan deepen. But, when old demons resurface—literally—Logan isn't sure he can shield either of them from the dangers that have been lying in wait for centuries.

If you ever wonder about the person you’re dating, Juliet has an interesting take on whether they are mortal or not.

10 ways to tell if your date is actually a vampire

1.      They only want to meet at night, using the excuse that they’re not ‘a morning person’.
2.     On a date to the beach, you catch them harassing the lady in the mini mart to check the stock room for Hawaiian Tropics factor 500.
3.     When you get a papercut, they’re oddly excited.
4.    They’re still not over their ex. Even though the latter has been dead for two hundred years.
5.     Every time you mention a church wedding they recoil in horror*.
6.    They often refer to Eric from True Blood as someone who ‘has their shit together.’
7.     They drink a lot of red wine, but never seem drunk. Wait—is that actually wine?
8.    They have pale, flawless skin despite the fact you’ve never once seen them cleanse and/or moisturize.
9.    When watching any kind of sporting event, they constantly scoff and sneer at the athletes. ‘Please! Is that the best they can do?’
10.                        They are particularly keen to remind you that the neck is a top five erogenous zone...

*Does not necessarily mean they are a vampire. Mortals—particularly males—are also prone to behaving in this way.

Does this sound like anyone you’ve ever dated? If so, just be careful.

Author Juliet Lyons, photo by Sharan Rai Photography
JULIET LYONS is a paranormal romance author from the UK. She holds a degree in Spanish and Latin American studies and works part-time in a local primary school where she spends far too much time discussing Harry Potter.

Since joining global storytelling site Wattpad in 2014, her work has received millions of hits online and gained a legion of fans from all over the world. When she is not writing, Juliet enjoys reading and spending time with her family.

For more on Juliet and her writing, visit her website and connect with her on Twitter, Facebook, Goodreads, and Wattpad.


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Monday, April 24, 2017

Too Hard to Forget {+ Giveaway}

It’s a pleasure to be participating in author Tessa Bailey’s TOO HARD TO FORGET Release Week Blitz.

As part of the tour, Tessa is sharing an excerpt from her book and hosting a tour-wide giveaway. You could win one of ten (10) mass market copies of TOO HARD TO FORGET. Please see the end of the post for more details on the giveaway.

◊ Author: Tessa Bailey
◊ Series: Romancing the Clarksons, Book #3
◊ On Sale: April 25, 2017
◊ Publisher: Forever
◊ Mass Market: $7.99 USD
◊ eBook: $5.99 USD

Be sure add TOO HARD TO FORGET to your Goodreads shelf.

The third book in New York Times bestselling author Tessa Bailey's Romancing the Clarksons series about four siblings on a cross-country road trip, perfect for fans of Gena Showalter and Julie James!

This time, she's calling the shots.

          Peggy Clarkson is returning to her alma mater with one goal in mind: confront Elliott Brooks, the man who ruined her for all others, and remind him of what he's been missing. Even after three years, seeing him again is like a punch in the gut, but Peggy's determined to stick to her plan. Maybe then, once she has the upper hand, she'll finally be able to move on.
          In the years since Peggy left Cincinnati, Elliott has kept his focus on football. No distractions and no complications. But when Peggy walks back onto his practice field and into his life, he knows she could unravel everything in his carefully controlled world. Because the girl who was hard to forget is now a woman impossible to resist.

TOO HARD TO FORGET is available at the following sites: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million, Google Play, iBooks, Indiebound, and Kobo.



Now here’s an excerpt from the book for your reading pleasure.

“I don’t know, Peggy.” He whirled on her, closing in until she was forced back onto the desk. “I had an All-American on my squad this morning and now I don’t. That’s all I know.” He pointed a finger toward the window. “I solve problems down on the field. Saving people isn’t my job.”
Saving people. God, there was such a wealth of regret and pain in those two words. But he couldn’t hear it and she couldn’t address it. Letting him know she saw right through his façade to the hurt beneath might force Elliott to close himself off. “You didn’t always limit yourself. Why are you doing it now?”
“Accepting things that can’t be changed isn’t a limitation. It’s realistic.”
“But how will you know if something can’t be changed unless you try?”
“When it comes to certain things, Peggy, trying leads to losing.” He was in her face now, the mint from his toothpaste familiar and inviting where it slid over her lips. “And I don’t lose.”
No one ever stood up this man but her, and she wouldn’t be cowed now. “No? You’re out a receiver.” She hitched herself up on his desk. “I’d call that a loss.”
The tips of his shoes met Peggy’s, his hands gripping the furniture on either side of her hips. “Who do you think you are, little girl? Coming into my office and telling me what I’ve done wrong?” His eyes were brilliant in their vexation, the attraction he was trying so hard to fight. “Where do you get the goddamn bravery?”
“The bravery is what you liked best about me,” she breathed, heat sizzling in a downward V toward her thighs. “Isn’t it?”
“No. That bravery is what almost led to my downfall.” His hands found her bottom, jerking her to the edge of the desk. “I resented it. Still do.”
“Liar,” Peggy whispered, easing her thighs wider. “You’re dying for an excuse to head for another downfall.” When her legs were as open as she could spread them, she leaned up to Elliott’s ear and let her breath shake loose. “One thrust.”
Elliott’s right hand came up out of nowhere, molding over Peggy’s mouth as his hips crowded into the notch of her legs. With a quick maneuver to recline her halfway back, Elliott’s erection found the apex of her thighs, delivering an aggressive pump against her underwear that sent a scream climbing up Peggy’s throat, only to be trapped by his hand. Knees jerking up out of reflex over the rush of sensation, an orgasm almost—almost— broke past the surface, sending her waters rippling out on all sides. Her legs wanted to hug Elliott’s waist, her voice wanted to beg for one more, one more, one more, but he shook his head, denying her, even though his gaze was hot, a low groan issuing from his harshly masculine mouth.
He leaned in and nipped the lobe of her ear. “Next time, ask for two.”

Author Tessa Bailey
Tessa Bailey is originally from Carlsbad, California. The day after high school graduation, she packed her yearbook, ripped jeans, and laptop, and drove cross-country to New York City in under four days. Her most valuable life experiences were learned thereafter while waitressing at K-Dees, a Manhattan pub owned by her uncle. Inside those four walls, she met her husband, best friend, and discovered the magic of classic rock, managing to put herself through Kingsborough Community College and the English program at Pace University at the same time. Several stunted attempts to enter the work force as a journalist followed, but romance writing continued to demand her attention.

She now lives in Long Island, New York with her husband and daughter. Although she is severely sleep-deprived, she is incredibly happy to be living her dream of writing about people falling in love. 

For more on Tessa and her writing, visit her Website and connect with her on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Goodreads.

You can also follow FOREVER online at their Website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest.

During this tour-wide giveaway you could win one of ten (10) mass market copies of TOO HARD TO FORGET. To enter, just click on the Rafflecopter widget below and following the instructions. The widget may take a few seconds to load so please be patient.

Thanks for stopping by today. Do you enjoy following the stories of siblings?

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Forever A Hero by Linda Lael Miller

Forever a Hero by Linda Lael Miller
◊ Series: The Carsons of Mustang Creek, Book 3
◊ Mass Market Paperback: 400 pages
◊ Genre: Romance, Western
◊ Publisher: HQN Books (March 21, 2017)
◊ Language: English
◊ ISBN-10: 037378970X
◊ ISBN-13: 978-0373789702


For the youngest Carson brother, finding—and fixing—trouble seems to be all in a day's work 

          Mace Carson doesn't consider himself a hero. Back in college, he came upon a woman in trouble and intervened—but he was just one irate Wyoming cowboy with his boots planted firmly on the side of right. Now a successful vintner, Mace is shocked to be reunited with the woman he saved. But it turns out she's in Wyoming on business…a corporate executive representing the company that wants to buy his winery. Only, he's not selling. 
          Kelly Wright has never forgotten that horrible night ten years ago when Mace came to her rescue, has never forgotten him. The surprising success of a winery in the middle of ranch country has brought her to Mustang Creek, and she's secretly thrilled to discover Mace at the helm. Reluctant to mix business with pleasure, Kelly vows to keep things professional, until her attacker is released from prison and comes for vengeance…against both of them.

There’s nothing like a hero saving the day to start a story in the right direction and author Linda Lael Miller does that perfectly in her latest release.

Miller’s characters are realistic and down-to-earth, while also having some hero-like qualities we all wish for from time-to-time. The interaction between the characters adds depth to the story and draws you further in.

With an eye for detail and rich descriptions, the Mustang Creek comes alive on the page. The setting is perfect and Miller makes the reader feel they are in the middle of the action throughout the story.

FOREVER A HERO has bits of suspense and mystery blended with romance for a well-balanced story. The main two characters being opposites adds a bit of intrigue to the mix. This is a delightful story that can be read on its own or in order with the other books in the series.

Forever a Hero by Linda Lael Miller, The Carsons of Mustang Creek (Book #3), HQN Books, @2017, ISBN: 978-0373789702, Mass Market Paperback, 400 Pages

FTC Full Disclosure – A copy of this book was sent to me by the publisher. However, receiving the complimentary copy did not influence my review. The thoughts are completely my own and given honestly and freely.

Thanks for stopping by today. What is the first thing that draws you to a western-theme story?

Friday, April 21, 2017

Beach Breeze by Joanne DeMaio

Beach Breeze by Joanne DeMaio
◊ Paperback: 346 pages
◊ Genre: Women’s Fiction, Literature
◊ Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing (March 8, 2017)
◊ Language: English
◊ ISBN-10: 1543115276
◊ ISBN-13: 978-1543115277


From the New York Times bestselling author of Beach Blues comes a novel of summers you never forget and friendships that never fade.

After a heartbreaking summer on the Connecticut shore, a group of beach friends is as adrift as an unmoored rowboat. When a dismayed Jason Barlow drives as far away from the sea as he can, leaving behind his wife, Maris, as well as their stately cottage on the bluff, that news hits like a sudden wave. Gathering over an intimate meal in a coastal diner, the friends make a solemn pact to lean on each other and not make any more rash decisions.
Which is all well and good, until each friend wavers--testing relationships, commitments, and especially love in the little beach community of Stony Point. But can the magic of the weathered boardwalk, whispering lagoon grasses, and sweet salt air cure what ails them?
Like a swaying seashell wind chime, Beach Breeze is a book that leaves echoes of summer's sweetness and sadness, long after the last page is turned.

Author Joanne DeMaio takes readers on an adrenaline-fueled ride from the opening paragraph to the last line. The story moves at a good pace while holding readers captive with the unfolding events.

Taking a good dose of heartache and blending it nicely with friendship and determination, the author creates a roller coaster ride of emotions. The characters stand on their own and as a group of dedicated friends. The conflicts and care among the characters bounces off the pages through the author’s vivid descriptions and eye for detail.

DeMaio lets her characters experience the joys and sorrows of life so readers can live through them. This is an emotional story that will tug at your heartstrings and have you reaching out to your best friend to reassure that link is still strong.

Readers can read this story on its own but a much greater understanding would come about from reading the books in order. This is a touching story that will stay with you long after you finish the last line. There’s also a sneak peek at the end concerning the next story to come dealing with these amazing friends.

Beach Breeze by Joanne DeMaio, CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, @2017, ISBN: 978-1543115277, Paperback, 346 Pages

FTC Full Disclosure – A copy of this book was sent to me by the author. However, receiving the complimentary copy did not influence my review. The thoughts are completely my own and given honestly and freely.

Thanks for stopping by today. What are your thoughts on friendship? Does that bond help you through ups and downs?