BLOG TOUR: MIRROR OF SHADOWS BY T. LYNNE TOLLES

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Title: Mirror of Shadows
Author:  T. Lynne Tolles
Release date: September 1, 2012
 Genre: paranormal mystery romance
Age Group: New Adult

Synopsis:

Ella McKaye returns home for her grandmother’s funeral to find she’s inherited a ton of money and a run down mansion she never knew existed, called Grey Manor. Her greedy mother is appalled when the will stipulates specifically that Ella can’t give her any of the inheritance. She quickly throws Ella out of her home forcing her to take up immediate residence in the spooky old mansion.

Within minutes of entering her new home she has a strange interaction with a creepy old mirror in the main hallway and the ghostly inhabitants of the past get more and more agitated the longer Ella’s there. Nearly fatal back to back accidents make Ella start to wonder if she’s angered some ghost or if there is something more sinister at work.


Will Ella unravel the deadly mystery before she becomes a ghost herself? Or will fate take another one of the Grey ancestors to the grave.

  
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What inspired you to write Mirror of Shadows?

Nothing in particular, just that almost every old house has a huge ancient gaudy looking mirror in it. I like to wonder about things like, how many interesting life changing events happened in front of that mirror over the years. A relic from the past must see all kinds of things in its lifetime. Given my affinity for the paranormal it’s fun to think of it as a mute object being passed down from relative to relative and experiencing all that a family has endured – the good and the bad.

 About the Author:

T. Lynne Tolles is a lifelong avid reader of all things paranormal and now is a writer of new adult paranormal romances for readers 15 to 115. She grew up in the sunny California San Francisco bay area. She’s the mother of two, wife to one and pet mom to three cats and Newfoundland dog.


Blood of a Werewolf is the first of five books in a series called, the Blood Series. Other titles include Somber Island and Mirror of Shadows – both unrelated to the series
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COVER REVEAL: ROCK MY WORLD A BLACK FALCON NOVELLA BY MICHELLE A. VALENTINE

You’ve all heard the saying “be careful what you wish for because you just might get it”

Well you wanted it…you asked for it…and now you’re getting it!!! 
Michelle heard us and she’s giving it to us!

By popular request Riff and Aubrey’s story WILL continue in…
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PROMO TOUR: WIDE AWAKE BY SHELLY CRANE

Synopsis:


A girl.
A coma.
A life she can’t remember.

When Emma Walker wakes up in the hospital with no knowledge of how she got there, she learns that she’s been in a coma for six months. Strangers show up and claim to be her parents, but she can’t remember them. She can’t remember anyone. Not her friends, not even her boyfriend. Even though she can’t remember, everyone wants her to just pick up where she left off, but what she learns about the ‘old her’ makes her start to wish she’d never woken up. Her boyfriend breaks up with the new girl he’s dating to be with her, her parents want her to start planning for college, her friends want their leader back, and her physical therapist with the hazel eyes keeps his distance to save his position at the hospital.

Will she ever feel like she recognizes the girl in the mirror?

EXCERPT FROM WIDE AWAKE:

The next couple of weeks brought plenty of action and events. I focused harder on the therapy and tried to focus less on Mason. He seemed to be doing the same. I had renewed vigor, which led to stamina, which led to more workouts, which led to exhaustion, which led to tons of sleep, which led to healing, which led to me walking.

          All.

          By.

          Myself.

          This simple task, this simple thing that we all take for granted, that’s so cute and monumental when a baby takes his first steps, but these first steps were so much more than that. Though I cried like a baby, I wasn’t one. And though my mother cooed and fawned over me (because I had invited them that day to come because I just knew that day was going to be the day) I wasn’t a toddler. I was me. I was finally getting a little piece of myself back. And though I tried so hard not to, my eyes drifted to the one person in the room that I knew would understand all this better than anyone else.

          Mason’s eyes were already on me from across the parallel walking bars. This time, I didn’t shy away from his gaze. I knew that our terms were shaky, but so was I, and I needed the stability of my lifeline. As our gazes collided, I expected a smile and happiness, but I didn’t expect the level of pride and utter joy to be so prominent. The man was bursting at the seams with it. It filled his face and the smile he wore was the beautiful one that made me feel like everything was going to be OK.
          His lips parted and even in the loud room, I could still hear his breath. He said quietly, “You did it, Em.” He moved forward and touched my arm. It was the first time he had touched me in weeks that had nothing to do with therapy. “I’m so proud of you.”
          As his fingers circled my elbow, and I tried not to shiver in his grasp, I asked softly, knowing the answer, “You didn’t believe that I was going to walk again some day?”
          “Of course I did.” He smiled wider. “But today was the first time that you’ve ever believed it.”
          He was right. Having faith and having hope were not the same thing, and I was just now understanding that.

 

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR: 
YA author from a small town in Georgia and loves everything about the south. She is wife to a fantastical husband and stay at home mom to two boisterous and mischievous boys who keep her on her toes. They currently reside in everywhere USA as they happily travel all over with her husband’s job. She loves to spend time with her family, binge on candy corn, go out to eat at new restaurants, buy paperbacks at little bookstores, site see in the new areas they travel to, listen to music everywhere and also LOVES to read.


Her own books happen by accident and she revels in the writing and imagination process. She doesn’t go anywhere without her notepad for fear of an idea creeping up and not being able to write it down immediately, even in the middle of the night, where her best ideas are born.


 


 
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BLOG TOUR: ARRANGED BY SARA WOLF

Synopsis:

When Rose Jensen’s grandfather dies, he leaves her enough money to save her parents’ failing business and get her through UCLA. The only catch – she has to marry Lee Montenegro, the infuriating half-Spanish, all-playboy transfer. Rose and Lee’s grandfathers were fast friends, and betrothed their grandchildren to each other.

Lee wants the money to run from his suffocating family, and turns his full burning charisma on Rose, but she won’t give in. She’ll never marry someone she doesn’t love, and who doesn’t love her. But memories of a mysterious boy in her childhood haunt her, and Lee insists they know each other. With her parent’s pressures mounting, her scholarship slipping, and Lee’s advances heating up with more than just money-lust, Rose is torn between doing the right thing for her family, and doing the right thing for her heart.


**This story contains language and sexual scenes, some of which may be unsuitable for younger readers.


**This is the first book in the ARRANGED series.
My Review of Arranged
I’m not even sure where to start on this beauty… I was captivated beginning to end honestly.  It was a little slow to start, but once it got moving it simply never stopped.
Sara did an amazing job keeping me guessing in this book.  I was never quite sure what was truth or what was a lie.  It was so convincing at times that I wanted to rip my hair out cause I just wasn’t sure.  
Rose is a struggling UCLA college student, she comes from a loving and close family.  But as with all families their are struggles even behind the smiles.  Rose’s family is struggling to get by their business is all that they have ever wanted and worked hard for and Rose is torn between her dreams, and her families needs.  With the death of her grandfather and a sizeable inheritance looming that would solve everything Rose has to decide if marrying someone for money is worth it or not.   
Lee is a a rich boy from a well to do family.  He has been handed everything in life and his destiny is to take over the family business which is something that he wants nothing to do with.  When Lee run into Rose literally everything changes for him and not in the best way…  Lee has to convince Rose that they know each other that their paring was meant to be but Rose doesn’t remember Lee or understand why he believes that she should remember him at all... 
I really enjoyed reading this story.  I sat gripping the edge of my seat and was pretty pissed off at the end of this first book int he series.  I wanted to claw out a certain someones eyes… I won’t tell you who but you‘ll know when you read the book.  The cold and calculating tale that is weaved through this story by the wicked witch of the west, yeah green warts and all... Will make you question everything you read.  I found myself glued to the pages of this one trying to figure out thruth from lie, and just couldn’tSara did a great job at making every part believable.  Well unless you really believe that everyone has some good in them.  Some people just DON’T and you will encounter one of them in this book… 
The ending left me breathless and in tears… I’m simply dying for the second book!  You will feel exactly the same way I’m sure of it!
I give Sara 4 stars for a creative story with great characters and plot development.  The only thing I wish is that I could have more of the story NOW!
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About the Author:

Sara Wolf is a romance author who, in-between wrangling a husband and a parakeet, inhales a lot of chai tea and gardens (badly!!). She’s a huge fan of Vampire Diaries, angsty love, and all kinds of chocolate. She works as a internet marketer in the day, but she’d much rather be writing tortured heroes at night.    

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COVER REVEAL: NO GOING BACK BY ERIKA ASHBY

No Going Back (Book 2 Timing is Everything Series)
Erika Ashby
Release Date June 30th
Cover Created by: Dawn at Dark Dawn Creations
 

Synopsis:


Life isn’t always about fairy-tales and happily ever-after’s according to Seth Jordan. After having his world shattered and heartbroken beyond repair, he had always sworn off the idea of love. He was perfectly content with continuing his life with worthless one night stands and no strings attached sex. That was until one blue-eyed blonde managed to seep into places he thought were cemented shut.

Like a jack hammer, Mallory Prentice came into Seth’s life and cracked the hard exterior that surrounded his heart. She’s the one woman he was starting to feel might be worth taking a chance on.

But life doesn’t always hand you the easy road. Sometimes you are constantly hit with the bad and have no hope of any good ever showing up.


Will Seth and Mallory realize that ultimately they are the ones who are in control of their life’s outcome? Will they embrace the future and fight for their own happiness, or will they keep lingering in past mistakes and let it keep them apart?

Life is all about forgiveness and second chances. Once you come to that conclusion and just go for it, there is…no going back.


-Teaser/Pleaser-


    “Oh my gawd, Seth Jordan. You are so much hotter in person. Your voice is so sexy.” The bimbo exclaims, “It’s like satin rubbing all over my body.” Hmm, not sure that last statement made any sense but once she notices the confused look I’m giving her she quickly pulls the barely there shirt down the rest of the way exposing her breasts. “Will you sign these?”

     “Sure thing,” I’ll never pass up on touching a nice set of tits or signing a pair. I cup each breast as I sign it to keep them steady–you know–and the chick lets out a rather loud moan from the contact. “Calm down sweet cheeks.” She blushes and bites her lip. “Alright, all done.” I admire my handy work.

Seth Jordan wuz here.’ 

   
Classic.

About the Author:

Being born an “Army Brat”, Erika Asby has been residing in Oklahoma the last 10 years finally putting an end to the nomad tendencies she had grown accustomed to. She’s a happily married woman who has 5 kids between her and her husband. She has an insane passion for music and embraces her Inner Groupie any chance she has. It wasn’t until the age of 29 that she realized she also had a hidden passion for reading; before then she claimed to have hated it. Six months after unlocking that deep desire she never knew she held, she turned the key to another chapter of her life which has become the desire to write. And the rest is still history in the making.

 

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COVER REVEAL: LIFELESS BY J.M. LA ROCCA

Release Date: July 9th

Synopsis:  

After graduating from the University of South Alabama, Scarlett Moore finds out her boyfriend of five months is actually married with a kid on the way. Feeling used and heartbroken she decides it’s time to take her best friend Jules’ advice to move in with her, but she’ll have to move to Atlanta. There, Jules helps her get a job at Entertainment Atlanta where she works as an entertainment insurance agent. It’s nothing Scarlett dreamed of doing with her life, but it’s better than not having a job at all and who wouldn’t mind working with famous people, right?

But then she gets assigned EA’s newest client Kade Evans, rock star turned actor. Not only is he a drug addict, he’s also known for never dating the same girl twice. He’s tall, dark, and handsome, has an amazing voice, and good acting skills, but he’s also arrogant and intense.

After their first meeting the chemistry between them is undeniable.

The love that comes later is unexpected.

But Kade’s life is full of secrets. His past has now become his present and when Scarlett finds out what his secrets are, deception hits.



Teaser: 

Kade captured my mouth in a hard kiss then stood up, taking off his jeans and boxers.
“Stand up, Scarlett,” he commanded as he kicked his clothes out of the way.
I looked at him with wide eyes, wondering what he was going to do. I got up from the couch and stood next to him, staring him in the eyes. The look he was giving me was pure, unadulterated lust. The butterflies in my stomach were going crazy.
“Take your clothes off then get on your knees on the edge of the couch and lean forward,” he commanded as he started stroking his length back and forth.
I just stood there and watched him. He was so beautiful. I was mesmerized by the movement of his hands. I licked my lips wanting to drop to my knees so I could please him again.
“Now, Scarlett,” he growled at me.
Not wasting another minute, I lifted the t-shirt over my head and hurriedly took off my panties, watching him stroke himself the entire time. Kicking my soaked panties out of the way, I turned and kneeled on the edge of the cushion and braced my hands on the back of the couch.
“Like this,” I asked, turning my head to look behind me.
“Spread your knees further apart.”
I did as he instructed.
“Yeah, baby, just like that,” he said roughly as he moved closer behind me.

Author Bio: 

My name is Jennifer La Rocca and I’m a stay at home mom of 3yr old twins. I’ve been married for 7 years and I just recently moved from Pensacola, FL to Atlanta, GA. I started writing Lifeless three weeks after our move and just recently finished it. I’ve had a passion for writing since I was a little girl, writing poems and short stories. My mother has always told me that I should start taking writing seriously, but I always thought of it as just a hobby until a couple years ago. Now that I’ve finally written my first book I wish I would have listened a long time ago. Lifeless will be released July 9th and I can’t wait for you to meet Kade and Scarlett.  

SPOTLIGHT: LOST IN YOU BY HEIDI MCLAUGHLIN

Synopsis:

Ryan Stone is a less than average teenager. He doesn’t have fancy clothes. He doesn’t carry around the latest smartphone and he definitely doesn’t have an MP3 player. Instead, he goes to school, does his chores and dreams of a new life away from Brookfield where he’s expected to follow in his blue collar family’s footsteps.

Hadley Carter is America’s Pop Princess. A successful recording artist living her dream with a sold-out tour and a handful of Grammy’s there isn’t much that she wants for, except love. But finding love on the road is near impossible when all she longs for are romantic dinners, a nighttime stroll on the beach and holding hands with someone who isn’t going to exploit her.

When a chance encounter introduces Ryan to Hadley, will he be like her adoring fans looking for a way in, or will it be Hadley who pursues Ryan even though it might cost her the only career she’s known.

Lost in You is a story about following your dreams, taking risks and getting lost in love.

 My Review of Lost In You
So this book is quite the Taboo right?  A 21 year old woman, falling for a 17 year old boy… Some would say that’s not right.  Why though?  Guys that are older fall for girls that are younger all the time?  Why can’t it be the other way around?  So to get personal for just a moment I was dating my now husband when I was a freshman in high school and he was a senior.  Nobody seemed to care about this stuff back then… It wasn’t front page news like you see today, what I say is who cares… Love is Love and Heidi has done a wonderful job in this book handling the entire relationship perfectly!  Don’t go into the book thinking it’s dirty because it isn’t… 

What Ryan and Hadley share is really special.  From the moment that they met they knew they both felt the connection to each other.  Yes he is only 17 and yes she is 21 but honestly she’s grown up in a life that hasn’t afforded her time to act her age even when she was younger.  She is a pop princess and always in the spotlight.  Having been very young and getting involved with another pop star of the time was the perfect arrangement for her, but as all entertainment industry people learn that it isn’t always what it’s cracked up to be.  Hadley hasn’t had it easy, in her young life.  She has an asshat manager, Uncle Ian that calculates her every move and relationship or lack of… Her best friend that travels with her is her only solace from the crazy life style… 
Ryan lives in a boring small town where his biggest aspiration is escaping the life that has been laid before him. He doesn’t have a lot of money and he doesn’t have the warmest family.  Ryan wants nothing more then to escape his life and become something different, something more.  He likes to shy off into the background and not be noticed.  This is exactly what he does when he goes to a concert he has no desire to be at with his best friend… What Ryan doesn’t know is that going to this concert would change his life for the good and the bad… 
I have to say that I couldn’t have asked for anything more out of this book… It was sweet and touching and also heartbreaking… I wanted to hug Ryan more times than I can count at this point.  Even at the end of the book I still wanted to give him a big hug.  I was so PROUD of him after seeing how his life was that he didn’t crack under it all.  He showed real emotion and he simply stole my heart…  I enjoyed Hadley’s character too in this book she did what she thought was the right thing to do even if it made her miserable.  She had to grow up too quickly in a world that doesn’t forgive indiscretions easily, so her selfless decisions, though tough to take, were admirable.  
All the situations were handled in an appropriate manner and never once did I feel that it was anything really dirty or outlandish or even wrong.  I stayed up practically all night cause I couldn’t stop reading it.  At 2:24 am I have to say I was pretty darn happy with the outcome and the ending of the book and I commend Heidi for taking on this challenging, and unique storyline.  KUDOS TO YOU GIRL!!!!
I give Lost In You a 4 stars not just for the great writing but for being out of the box which is rare to find these days…

 

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 About the Author:
Heidi is the author of USA Today, Digital Book World, Amazon and Barnes & Noble Bestselling novel, Forever My Girl

Originally from the Pacific Northwest, she now lives in picturesque Vermont, with her husband and two daughters. Also renting space in their home is an over-hyper Beagle/Jack Russell and two Parakeets.

During the day Heidi is behind a desk talking about Land Use. At night, she’s writing one of the many stories planned for release or sitting court-side during either daughter’s basketball games. 

  

BLOG TOUR: UNDECLARED BY JEN FREDERICK




Synopsis:

For four years, Grace Sullivan wrote to a Marine she never met, and fell in love. But when his deployment ended, so did the letters. Ever since that day, Grace has been coasting, academically and emotionally. The one thing she’s decided? No way is Noah Jackson — or any man — ever going to break her heart again.

Noah has always known exactly what he wants out of life. Success. Stability. Control. That’s why he joined the Marines and that’s why he’s fighting his way — literally — through college. Now that he’s got the rest of his life on track, he has one last conquest: Grace Sullivan. But since he was the one who stopped writing, he knows that winning her back will be his biggest battle yet.

This is a mature New Adult book. I see that it is classified as YA – not sure how to change that – but I wanted to be clear that it has explicit love scenes in the story.

My Review of Undeclared
I really enjoyed this story.  The characters were well developed, there was just one plot line that I thought got lost somewhere in the mix but it didn’t deter me from enjoying this book.

Grace is a girl that is confused as are most girls her age.  After years of writing to a solider that started out as a school project, she fell hard and fast for Noah.  They wrote beautiful letters back and forth for years before Noah decided to leave the military.  Grace was certain that he was her prince charming, but when Noah decided to send Grace a Dear John type letter letting her down she completely retreated into herself…  Grace had already led a difficult life now she was away at college and lonely, so lonely, no meaningful relationships because she vowed to never feel the hurt again she felt when Noah’s letter arrived…

Noah Jackson was a Marine, having had a rough childhood and a father he hated, once Noah graduated high school he knew his way to break free was the military.  He and his best friend Bo enlisted and were sent to Afghanistan.  Life in the desert wasn’t easy but it was made a lot better when he started getting letter and care packages from a high school student working on a school project.  What he didn’t know is that Grace would become his reason for wanting to be a better man and wanting something he never truly had.  A family.  After years of being overseas when he was discharged from the military he was in a bad place.  Needing to get his life in order he spent his time making himself someone that Grace would be proud of, someone deserving of her.  What he didn’t know was that blow off letter may have ruined any chance he had at winning her over… 

Grace was a stubborn girl, and when Noah came back into her life she was hell bent on making him suffer the way she had since receiving that letter… She was so funny, she made me laugh a lot, but she also made me sad.  Noah was infuriating at times, boy did he make me crazy!   The story was done very well overall and I really enjoyed getting to know these characters.  Bo, Noah’s best friend cracked me up and I loved how protective their roommates were of Grace.  

Overall this was a good read and I do recommend that you give it a shot… There is another book coming out that will be Bo’s story and I’m excited for that one.  I really loved his character and think that there is a lot more to him then meets the eye… He is portrayed in a specific light but I have a feeling deep down it isn’t who he truly is, he’s hiding… We shall see if I’m right…

I give Jen a solid 4 stars on this read.  The only thing that I would have changed was moving forward one part of the plot that sort of disappeared at the end. But other then that it’s a great read and a beautiful love story about finding yourself and discovering that sometimes what we want in life is worth fighting for…

Here is an Excerpt from Undeclared:
I felt Noah’s body heat behind mine. He wasn’t going anywhere. But I could ignore him.
But a clearly tipsy Lana and an every drunker Amy were coming down the stairs as I reached the first landing. Jack was nowhere to be seen. New plan.
“You two ready to go?” I asked. Lana was wide-eyed and mouthed, “He’s right behind you” to me. Correction–Lana wasn’t tipsy. She was drunk.
“I know,” I said, “and you aren’t invisible to him. I’m sure he can see you.”
“Yup,” Noah affirmed.
“Oh no!” Lana said “What about your cure?”
“Are you sick?” Noah asked, coming up to the landing to look at me intently.
“Not that kind of cure, silly,” Lana said before I could open my mouth. She was feeling no pain. She stumbled down the stairs dragging Amy behind her. “Cure for heartache.” Thanks Lana, I thought, as if I hadn’t been humiliated enough before.
“I’ll drive y’all home,” Noah said. “My truck is out front.”
“You can’t park on the street,” Lana said, poking one long fingernail into his chest. When her poke found no purchase, she began patting. “Wow, this is like marble. Amy,” Lana turned and held up their joined hands, “feel this.” At which point both girls proceeded to pat Noah’s apparently very hard chest.
He, at least, had the grace to look embarrassed by this. I had to hustle Lana out before her drunken state revealed something even more embarrassing, although at this point, I wasn’t sure what that could be.

 

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About the Author:
Jen Frederick lives with her husband, child, and one rambunctious dog.  She’s been reading stories all her life but never imagined writing one of her own. Jen loves to hear from readers so drop her a line at jensfrederick@gmail.com.

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BLOG TOUR AND INTERVIEW: A PRIOR ENGAGEMENT BY S.L. SCOTT


Synopsis: 

Living in a world built on pretenses, Everleigh Wright discovers how carefully orchestrated her Upper East Side life has been. Trapped in an arrangement for social prestige and financial gain, she finds life is not as idyllic as she once thought.

William Ryder leads a life rich in family support and endless determination. While attending university in Manhattan, he becomes enamored with a classic beauty who holds many secrets beneath her quiet propriety. William falls head over heels crazy for her, and she falls for him and his unfaltering optimism and kindness.
William and Everleigh may come from different worlds, but their attraction is instant and their love undeniable. Hoping love conquers all, they will find out if their love is unstoppable when faced with the consequences of breaking a prior engagement.
“Right here, right now is all that matters.”
My interview with William Ryder
I’m meeting up today with William Ryder from A Prior Engagement in NYC, it’s a beautiful spring afternoon.  I don’t live far from New York so this meeting was a breeze and I do love NYC in the spring time.  We are meeting up at Bean There (shhhh… don’t tell William I don’t like coffee).  

I spot him right away he is devilishly handsome in person, even more so than Evie described for us… I walk straight over to the table, which I assume is his favorite table…


J: Hello William it’s so nice to meet you. (I reach out to shake his hand)


W: Hi, Jennifer. It’s nice to meet you too. (I shake her hand, hoping she can’t tell I’m a little nervous. I can’t seem to get used to the attention over my career and the interest into my personal life. I pull the chair out for her and sit down.) Can I buy you a coffee or tea?

J: Thank you I will take and Ice Tea actually thank you. 

William walks away to get our drinks, when he returns I smile at him as he places the ice tea down in front of me.

J: So William I have to say that after reading about your journey I was quite smitten with your passion and perseverance.  It’s very rare to find these days and honestly it’s a completely sexy quality in a man.
W: (I look down at the pen sitting on the table in front me, picking up to spin it through my fingers while looking up to meet her eyes). Sexy? Really? Ummm… my parents told me I can do anything I set my mind to and am willing to work hard enough to achieve. They work hard and they’re happy. I wanted that for my life. It wasn’t about money for me, although that can make things easier sometimes. I just felt that I wanted to do what I wanted to do, not have to settle for a job to make ends meet. It’s worked out.
J: Let’s start from the beginning shall we?
W: Alright, I’m ready.
J: When you first saw Evie sitting at your table what was running through your head?  Besides of course that she was sitting at your table?
W: (I laugh, remembering that moment so well) I’d seen her a few times in class. I probably shouldn’t say this. She might finally realize she married a creep. But I’d started looking for her in class. I found her fascinating and beautiful. She didn’t look like a typical girl at school. She stood out. I know for a fact that this other guy had his eye on her as well. Each class that guy moved one row down and several seats closer to her. I made sure to sit closer though. Wait (I look back at Jennifer) I’ve gotten off track. Sorry about that. Should we call our meeting here that day destiny? I still wanted my table, but I was okay that it was her who stole it. I made a big production of taking the table next to her. Because of all the times that I had seen her, that day, I wanted her to see me.
J: Throughout the book she kept running off for prior commitments and obligations, did it ever occur to you once that there was something not quite right about it?  That there was something she just wasn’t telling you about why she kept running off?
W: I felt it was strange, a bit off, but I didn’t feel I knew her well enough at the beginning to pry. When I look back on that time now, a lot happened in a short amount of time. When Evie and I started spending more time together, I started asking her how much time we had those days. I felt selfish, but (I shrug) I wanted as much time as I could get. Some signs were there that I should have picked up on. She didn’t owe me anything. I mean we were friends. I was just drawn to her and wanted more. Eh, she tells this story much better than I do. All of that just doesn’t matter now. We focus on the present and our future.
J: What is your biggest regret after you found out what happened to her in the few days she wasn’t attending class?
W: (That lump in my throat returns. It’s the same one I always get when remembering that time. I try to gulp it down, but it stays. My voice is gonna crack and I hate that.) Um, (clears throat) I, uh, I was mad at her. I was hurt. I turned my back on her when she needed me most. She was used to being ignored, told to be silent. She suffered in silence for years, but she tried to tell me, to explain, and I walked away, not wanting to hear it. I can’t help but think if I would have given her that chance to explain, things could have changed. That could have been the turning point instead and all the rest of the bad stuff avoided. But I’ll never know because I walked away. I’ll never forgive myself for that.
J: I want to go back to the night of the charity event, did you at any point think that it was a crazy idea knowing that Tom would be there and what could possibly happen to her if things went badly?  That whole scene had me on the edge of my seat in panic…
W: I wanted him to know I loved her and I wasn’t gonna cower to him. I wanted everyone at that event to see. A big public declaration was the only way I could protect her if it didn’t turn out the way it did. They would know who he really was, the monster he was. He couldn’t touch her because all eyes would be on them. They’d be the gossip of the city and watched too closely. Audrey, Evie’s sister, helped with the plan. She knew the inner workings of that world. I had to trust her and I did. If it didn’t work, plan B was Evie could leave him and no one would be surprised. We knew she didn’t care what they thought at that point anyway. It was a twisted plan, dumb even. So much could’ve gone wrong. I’m just glad it didn’t.
J: Is there anything new in the Tom situation?  I have to say I’d like to see him tortured for his wrong doings.  It was hard to witness for us reading the story I cannot imagine what it’s been like to live it…
W: Can I be the torturer? As long as he stays away from my family, I try not to think of him. He did a little time upstate at a fancy prison. He deserves (I feel my hand tighten into a fist, so I move it under the table. I hope she didn’t notice)… He should hope to never run into me or give me a reason to seek him out. Let’s just leave it at that.
J: So tell me how are things now?  When we left you two you had just gotten quite the shocker.  Are you still intimidate by the wealth?
W: Money is just that, money. It’s complicated and different. I refuse to just sit by and let it dictate my life, or do nothing in life because it’s there. I’ve faced reality. It’s there and there’s a lot of it, but it still feels kind of weird to know we have it, to know I have access to it. Evie may have put my name on the accounts, but it feels like hers still. She earned every penny by surviving the way she did. What did I do other than fall in love with a pretty brunette with great eyes, and a great as—(something grabs my attention through the coffee shop window. I smile when I see Evie wave then tap her watch). Don’t get me wrong though. I make a good living, but it’s great security that allows us to live in the city more than comfortably. We don’t touch it much. Like I said, it’s security, but it’s nice to have found some success in my chosen career.
J: Ok this is a question that I love to ask all of my interviewees… Tell us one thing about yourself that we don’t already know. (I wink at him)
W: (Jennifer just winked at me. She’s cute, but yeah, I look at Evie who is currently sticking her tongue out at me and laughing. I’m taken heart and soul. I smile at Jennifer, trying to ignore the sexy woman outside until the interview is over). Hmmm… sharing secrets is not my favorite thing to do, but let me think. (I rub my chin). I probably shouldn’t say this, but I’ve started cycling again. I started getting recognized when I was out after my second book came out, which made me riding my bike around, trickier. Then one time I had to leave a situation fast and left my bike. It was on ebay that night for thousands. I loved that bike too. I had my agent buy it back for me covertly. (I laugh because that still cracks me up) But here in the city, I love the vibe and the pulse of the city is energizing and gets my mind going. I can clear out the traffic and focus my thoughts just like when I was a messenger. I just wear a satchel and sunglasses and hope I’m mistaken for another bike messenger instead of spotted as me. Is that ridiculous? Did I just blow my own cover?
J: Well William I know you’re a busy man so I don’t want to keep you any longer.  I thank you for taking the time to sit down and talk with me today.  It was really nice to meet you in person. (I reach to shake his hand as I stand from my chair)
W: (taking her hand, I shake it) Thank you for the interview. This was fun and it was really nice to meet you too, Jennifer. (I stand) I do need to get going. I have a date with my wife who gets a little jealous when I have coffee with other women, (I laugh) probably even more so here at Bean There. Have a great day and keep me posted about the article. Thanks again. (As soon as I walk out I see the glint in Evie’s eye.
She smirks then says, “She was pretty.”
I laugh as I wrap my arm around her shoulders pulling her against me. I kiss her on the head, then reply, “Yep, she was. OW!”
She’s laughing. She knows I’m just messing with her. “Pretty, huh?”
“Have I told you lately how pretty I think you are and that you have great eyes, and really great ass?”
“No, tell me again.”
“I told you this morning, so I’d rather show you how great I think you are. C’mon, let’s skip lunch and go home.”)
As I leave the coffee house I decide to take a walk through the park to reflect back on my interview with William and soak up some of the sun.  I think of Evie as I stroll and how much she loves the park.  I head home after a few hours of walking and taking in the sites and make a pact with myself to go back to the city soon… 
I gave this book 5 STARS it was unique and different and unlike anything I had read before… You can view my review on Goodreads here… http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/604420307

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
S.L. Scott is a former high-tech account manager with a journalism degree pursuing her passion for telling stories. She spends her days escaping into her characters and letting them lead her on their adventures. 
Travelling, music festivals, and surfing are a few of her hobbies she loves, but she doesn’t get to enjoy on a regular basis. She has an obsession with movies, a varied taste in books, and collects Fitz & Floyd teapots. With a memory full of useless trivia facts, and a Keurig addiction, she loves a fun night in with her family as much as a loud night out with her friends.
Scott lives in the beautiful Texas hill country of Austin with her husband, two young sons, two Papillons, and her vivid imagination.
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WAITING ON FOREVER BY ASHLEY WILCOX

Title: Waiting on Forever
Author: Ashley Wilcox
Release date: April 29, 2013
Genre:Contemporary Romance
Age Group: Adult

Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hr1tfcZioX8

Synopsis:

College.
Parties, sororities and getting drunk.
Oh, yeah. And learning. 
This may be true for most college students, but not for Leah Bennett.  College life for her includes studying, working, and excelling in school.  When it comes to the social ladder, Leah is at the bottom.  Popular girls, hot guys and star athletes are of no importance to her, except for one.
Matthew Jacobs.
Matt is the starting wide receiver at SUNY Cortland, the most wanted guy on campus and Leah’s best friend.  Although Leah’s feelings toward Matt run deeper than just a friendship, it is something she would never let be heard because the odds of someone like Matthew Jacobs going for someone like Leah Bennett are slim to none.  
When Matt starts showing an interest in Leah that goes beyond friendship, she is dumbfounded and doesn’t believe it is possible – until one weekend that changes everything.
Will Matt and Leah’s popularity status get in the way of having a chance at a real relationship?
 Or does status mean nothing when it comes to true love?
Jenn’s Review of Waiting on Forever

Ashley’s Forever series is so good.  I loved the first book and I was so excited to dive into this second book in the series.  IT DID NOT DISAPPOINT!

This was a classic tale of the popular boy falling in love with the not so popular girl… I loved every minute of it!
Matthew Jacobs is the popular boy.  Star of the football team, most wanted guy on campus, typically he’d date the most popular girl or head cheerleader right?  Well not this time. Instead, Matt falls for the girl that is least likely to grab anyone’s attention.  He thinks she is beautiful yet she can’t see why he would want her when he could have his pick.  Matt has lead a crazy and heartbreaking life to this point.  He wants nothing more than to be loved and accepted.  He doesn’t want a one-night stand or a fake girl that wants him for his status.  He needs someone to love him and can accept all his faults and his past.

Leah is your typical outcast girl.  She hides herself away, not one of the popular crowd and certainly tries to not be noticed and keep out of trouble. Leah meets Matt on their first day of orientation at college and she is intrigued by him and is attracted to him which is something she has never felt for any guy in the past.  Leah and Matt talked and were friends over the internet but rarely saw each other on campus.  That is until Matt’s transferred to her French class and everything changes for these two.

I loved Matt’s approach to Leah and their relationship.  He doesn’t really ask he just stakes his claim and lets their relationship unfold.  They go through some challenging relationship issues not just with the typical day to day stuff, but some snarky girls that want Matt for themselves.  Typical girls who want what they can’t have and are jealous… When a tragedy strikes and shakes Matt’s world up Leah helps pick up the pieces and keeps him from falling apart… The love that these two share and the bond that builds between them is so sweet.  I fell in love with both characters in this book…  I loved that we got to see Summer and Collin from the first book in the series… They are such a great couple and I cannot wait to read the next book in the series and see their relationship continue… Ashley has such great character development and does a wonderful job working the new and old characters together in the story to continue the current plot development and advance the series story line.  I commend her for this because not all series that I have read do a good job at that.  

If you haven’t read the first book Planning on Forever #1 and see how it all began with Collin and Alexa.  Follow up with Waiting on Forever #2 and follow Matt and Leah.  Promising Forever #3 which will be Collin and Summer’s continued story and then Giving You Forever #4 which will follow Alexa and Nolan from the first book… I cannot wait for that one!  I loved Nolan! 

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About the Author


Some may consider me a jack of all trades, but I consider myself well rounded. 
I’ve waitressed, styled hair, answered phones and, most recently, worked full time as mom to my two beautiful little boys. 
Then there was this book… 

Everyone and their brother started talking about this book series titled Fifty Shades of Grey by EL James.  I didn’t really pay attention to the craze at first, since I wasn’t a big reader- okay, I didn’t read at all.  But curiosity got the best of me, so I downloaded it to my kindle. 

 I was immediately hooked. I read the whole series in three days.  Yes, three books in three days.
 I kept finding all these great books that I HAD to read (just ask my credit card!).
Then I started hearing voices. Voices that turned into stories; stories that were begging to get out of my head.  
I started writing them down on scraps of paper. Then I transferred them to my computer. Before I knew it,  Planning on Forever was born.
The voices in my head are still talking, so I’m still writing.

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