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Friday, September 30, 2016

Fashionista Friday

How do you like this suit? I loved it, and I encourage you to read the description of the suit at the above link. This is the suit I described in The Captain and the Cheerleader. It's the one my heroine's mother bought for her to wear on her wedding day. Here's a little excerpt from that part of the book. The first speaker is Susan's mother, and Bill is her father.

She took the plastic wrap off a pretty, winter white suit hanging in the doorway. “Susan hasn’t made any plans at all for the ceremony, so I bought her a suit to wear.”

Bill barely glanced at it. “Yeah, it’s pretty.”

“Susan has nice clothes, but a woman needs something new to wear on her wedding day, especially if she’s marrying a handsome man like Kurt Deveraux.”

“His looks don’t matter,” Bill said, his voice cold as he skewered her with a look.

“No, probably not, but when I looked up his picture in Tyler’s annual, I liked the expression in his eyes.”

Bill’s cup hit the table and sent coffee sloshing everywhere. “I can barely stand to go to the ceremony. It’s killing me to sit back and watch Susan make the biggest mistake of her life.” He glared at her. “Just like you did.”

Marjorie dropped the dishrag she had fetched to wipe up the coffee. “What’s that supposed to mean?”

“You made a mistake when you married me. A woman with your looks could get any man she wanted, maybe a doctor or lawyer, something like that. Instead you let me talk you into getting married, and you’ve worked like a dog ever since.”

Marjorie picked up the dishrag and put the plastic bag back over the new suit. “Bill, I’m doing a job I love. Besides, without you and the kids, my life wouldn’t be worth living. Don’t you know how much I love you?”

“Okay,” he growled. “You love me, but that doesn’t change the fact that you married a loser. Just like Susan’s going to.” 

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Thursday, September 29, 2016

Tiny Threads

Title: Tiny Threads
Series: A Snapdragon Novel
Author: Jami Denise
Release: November 15, 2016
Genre: Contemporary Romance PreOrder Available Today
Jenna always thought her marriage was what fairy tales were made of. That was until the heels on her glass slippers snapped and left her tumbling down to reality.

But knights in shining armor tend to tarnish after twenty years, and she’s far from the wide-eyed princess she’d once been. Four kids, money problems and a crumbling marriage tend to wipe away all the shiny and bright and bring on the reality of broken dreams. 
Royal Grainger knows he’s a lucky man—in theory. His wife is caring and beautiful, he has four amazing kids and his own business, and yet, he’s miserable. He’s detached, tired, and dissatisfied. No matter what he does, it’s not enough—for anyone. 
The Grainger’s know they’re treading in the deep end, and they have to work together to push through the pain, the hurt, and the monotony of a long stale marriage to reconnect again. A marriage once full of passion and consideration, becomes one full of bitterness and resentment. 
The past comes back to haunt them in a way they never imagined and their happily ever after becomes a battle. 
Whatever it takes. The stakes are too high to let go, and for each other, they’ll walk through fire.
Jami Denise is an up and coming writer from Southern California. She writes Romance, Romantic Suspense, and Erotic Romance. Her books are always on the spicy side with a little bit of sweet to make you swoon. Her feisty kittens always give the bad boys a run for their money. She likes taking risks, pushing her characters into directions that challenge the reader and take them out of their element. You'll usually find the unexpected to happen in her stories. Life isn't always pretty, and she likes to layer her words with true grit. She is a self-professed cat lady, addicted to coffee and Monster, cupcake lip balm, and loves all things old,grungy,and fast. She's well versed in sarcasm, and the F-word is her favorite adjective. When she doesn't have her nose in a book, or fingers on a keyboard, she's spending time with family and friends, watching old movies, and waiting for the next felon to come sweep her off her feet.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Beyond the Book: The Captain and the Cheerleader

Hello, and welcome to Beyond the Book. I've been sharing excerpts from The Captain and the Cheerleader. I'm picking up where I left off last week. Robin Lanford who's a royal pain in the butt just bet Susan English that she couldn't get a date with Kurt Deveraux, the head football coach. Some of the other faculty members also got in on the bet. Kurt showed up and Susan asked about the football game later that night.

Susan English can’t stand Robin Lanford! She’s so full of herself she irritates everyone on the faculty of Fairfield High. When Robin bets Susan fifty dollars that she can’t get a date with Kurt Deveraux, the head football coach, Susan jumps at the chance to put the little heifer in her place. She had no idea that teaching Robin a lesson would irrevocably change her life, strain treasured friendships, and throw two families into chaos.

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Melissa and Susan strolled slowly toward their 
cars. Who wanted to go home on such a beautiful afternoon? The crisp, cool weather turned the sky a lovely, deep blue, and the trees blazed in shades of scarlet, orange, and gold. The smell of smoke from burning leaves periodically filled the air.

“Good football weather,” said Melissa. “Are you going to the game tonight?”

Susan frowned. “I guess I should since I made that stupid bet. I wish I’d never done it, but if I cancel now, Robin will think it’s because I can’t get him, and she’ll never let me live it down.”

Melissa nodded. “That’s true. Robin’s one of the most annoying people I’ve ever met. Kurt probably ran for his life when she batted her eyelashes at him.”

“Well, she might have tossed her hair at him.”

Both of them snickered. Robin did toss her hair frequently. 

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Secret Places Revealed

Please join author Paulette Harper as she tours the blogosphere with Write Now Literary Book Tours and her new release Secret Places Revealed, on September 27, 2016. Publication Date: September 16, 2016 Paperback: 342 pages Genre: Inspirational Romance ISBN-10: 0989969150 ISBN-13: 978-0989969154 ASIN: B01M0GXCGB
In celebration of Paulette’s upcoming release, Secret Places Revealed, she’s giving away one (1) autographed copy of Secret Places Revealed. This contest is open for US only through October, 7, 2016 Rafflecopter giveaway
A broken man, a woman on the run, a love that won’t be denied. Single—and very content—real estate developer Aaron Blackman is determined not to become involved in another relationship. He’s experienced enough drama to last a lifetime. The only thing garnering his attention now is his growing business. And he plans to keep it that way. Then Simone Herron waltzes into his life, beautiful and confident. Fighting to keep his promise to himself—to remain single—he soon discovers that when it comes to love, some promises must be broken. After losing her fiancĂ© in an untimely death, Simone Herron relocates. She desperately needs to put the past behind her and start a new chapter in her life. While love is the farthest thing from her mind, she experiences an attraction to the handsome Aaron Blackman that frightens her. She's built a wall around her heart, but can she find the strength and courage she needs to welcome love again? To do so, she must conquer her fears and allow God to put all of her broken pieces back together.
In addition to being an award winning author of Completely Whole, Paulette is an inspirational speaker, as well as a writing workshop instructor. She has a passion to coach aspiring authors and speaks into the lives of women from every walk of life. Her literary works have been spotlighted in a growing number of publications, including CBN, Real Life Real Faith Magazine, and Black Pearls Magazine. She has also appeared on numerous local and online radio shows. Paulette resides in Northern California.
In celebration of Paulette’s upcoming release, Secret Places Revealed, she’s giving away one (1) autographed copy of Secret Places Revealed. This contest is open for US only through October, 7, 2016 Rafflecopter giveaway

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Chasing Dragonflies

Title: Chasing Dragonflies
Author: Tee Smith
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: September 22, 2016
Six years in captivity.
Six years locked away from the world

Finally, after all these years Maddie finds her freedom. But is one ever truly free of their past?
It feels like she has woken from a deep slumber and the whole world has changed. She barely recognises her own reflection, everyone has moved on.
Nothing is the same.
The man she loved, who she thought was lost forever, is still alive.
Is this her second chance at life?
Maddie wants to go out in the world, everyone wants to hold her back.
Does she have the courage to move forward and find peace in her life, despite what others want from her? Only she can decide.
“This is a sweet love story of how she overcomes the past to find a future filled with love through many trials and difficulties.” - Reader Review
Tee Smith released her debut novel Collecting Scars in 2016. She always wanted to write professionally, but as it does, life got in the way and she only took up writing novels after she turned 40.
Tee lives on a small farm in Western Australia, with a host of animals, including two donkeys. As well as writing, she is also a nurse, wife and mother to four teenagers.