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Book Excerpt from Orange Blossom

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I’m hosting an excerpt from new adult contemporary romance “Orange Blossom”. Enjoy the excerpt.

Book Excerpt

“I don’t have a ring, and I don’t have anything planned. I was going to plan something. It was going to be big and special and important, but I can’t. I can’t wait to tell you. I love you, Lily. You make me happy, as if that’s something that can even be real for me. I know you can probably think of a million places more romantic than the cemetery, but this is my family, and this is me, in all that I can offer. It’s nothing much, but you’ve made me believe that it might be good enough for you. You’ve changed my life, Lily. And I want to make you a part of the rest of it. Forever. I want you forever.”

She’s crying as she looks down at me on the ground. “What are you saying, Jack?”

“Marry me, princess? Not now, or really anytime soon. I don’t know when. I have very little to give you. I don’t even know when I can afford a ring. I was going to go look for one this week, although it will probably be tiny and nothing that can represent how much I love you and how much you deserve. I know I’m not what you pictured when you were a little girl and you wanted a husband or whatever, but Lily, I love you more than anyone else can. And I want you to be my wife, whatever that means, because I can’t imagine one day of a future that doesn’t have you in it.”

She lifts me to my feet and hugs me. “Yes, of course. I don’t care about a ring or even a wedding. I just want you. Forever. Nothing else is important to me. I will never not love you. Whatever you want to call that, I’m happy to be a part of it. I have two years left of school, but I can promise you that, in two years or fifty, at the end of it, you’re the future for me.”

We kiss and I wish it was epic and fireworks shot through the sky, but it’s not. It’s just me and Lily, holding each other like we do most nights, but I’m kissing my fiancée and that has some kind of importance to it. I believe my mom would be happy for me, because I need to believe it. The whole night, the holiday, the setting, the awkward proposal even, it’s all how it should be, because, although it’s not something people tell their kids twenty years down the road, it’s so real to us.

Book Info:

young pretty kissing wedding couple against skyTitle: Orange Blossom

Author: Sarah Daltry

“I’ve never understood a year. A year was always a measurement of something bad for me. A year in my father’s prison sentence, a year since my mom’s death, a year left of school before I could get far, far away from here. Now, as I look down the end of my college career, with only a little more than a semester to go, a year seems like something magical. It has been a year since Lily chose me, since she sat with me on the old swing set and made a decision that I was worthy of her. And every minute of the entire year has been better than the last.”

You already know their stories: Lily, the perfect princess, always living someone else’s life. And Jack, the broken boy, who had stopped believing in hope. Somehow, though, they found each other and what was one night blossomed into a love story.

Now, a year later, Jack and Lily are dreaming of the future. Despite all of his promises to himself that he would never be indebted to anyone, Jack makes a new promise – this time to Lily – that he will be there for her forever. But when life unravels for them, he starts to pull away, and Lily worries he’s out of reach for good.

When Jack does the unthinkable, Lily is left destroyed. Is it possible to have a happily ever after? Does love ever really save anyone?

 

Buy Links:

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Orange-Blossom-Flowering-Sarah-Daltry-ebook/dp/B00JDYCMS2/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&sr=1-2&qid=1398542472

Apple: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/orange-blossom-flowering-novel/id842981858?mt=11

Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/orange-blossom-sarah-daltry/1118953312?ean=9781497358379

Kobo: http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/orange-blossom-4

All Romance: https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-orangeblossomafloweringnovel-1452871-149.html

Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/420172

 

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Trailer Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ujhI-K5756U

May 29, 2014 at 11:14 am Leave a comment

Release Day Party An American Girl in Italy

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We’re celebrating the release day today for “An American Girl in Italy”, a contemporary romance novel by author Aubrie Dionne.

To celebrate the release, the author is offering Italy booklets for giveaway. Scroll down to find out more!

About An American Girl in Italy

an American Girl in italy2An Italian paradise is the last thing she wants… but the one thing she needs!

 Surely any girl would kill for the chance to tour Italy’s most famous cities for the summer? To experience the warmth of the Tuscan sun, the culinary delights of the pizzerias and caffés and to stroll along the cobbled streets of the City of Love itself…

Any girl apart from ambitious oboist Carly Davis that is! For her, the Easthampton Civic Symphony’s latest European tour is one massive inconvenience. She can’t even put her smartphone down long enough to snap a picture of the Coliseum.

Only, there’s one Italian attraction that Carly hadn’t quite expected to be a part of the tourist route…

Tour guide Michelangelo is as dark and delicious as Carly’s morning espresso. And when she needs a few lessons in the language of love to land her an important gig, he’s a more than capable tutor.

But with her promising career back in Boston, can Carly really afford to lose her heart in Italy?

Author Bio

Aubrie DionneAubrie Dionne is an author and flutist in New England. Her books have received the highest ratings from Romance Times Magazine and BTS Magazine, as well as Night Owl Reviews and Two Lips Reviews. She has guest blogged on the USA Today Happily Ever After Blog and the Dear Teen Me blog and signed books at the Boston Book Festival, Barnes and Noble, and the Romance Writers of America conference. Her books are published by Entangled Publishing, Harper Impulse, Astraea Press, Spencer Hill Press, Inkspell Publishing, and Lyrical Press. When she’s not writing, Aubrie teaches flute and plays in orchestras.

Links

Blog: http://authoraubrie.blogspot.com

Website: http://authoraubrie.net

Twitter: @authoraubrie

Giveaway

You can win an Italy booklet to celebrate the release! Follow the link below to participate.

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Go here to participate in the giveaway.

May 29, 2014 at 12:03 am Leave a comment

Book Review To Live Forever

Cover for websiteTitle: To Live Forever: An Afterlife Journey of Meriwether Lewis

Author: Andra Watkins

Genre: Paranormal Fiction

Explorer Meriwether Lewis has been stuck in Nowhere since his mysterious death nearly two centuries ago. His last hope for redemption is helping nine-year-old Emmaline Cagney flee her madame mother in New Orleans and find her father in Nashville. To get there, Merry must cross his own grave along the Natchez Trace, where he duels the corrupt Judge, an old foe who has his own despicable plans for Em.

What a great concept for a book! Meriwether Lewis has been stuck in Nowhere since he died two hundred years ago. His last hope for redemption is helping nine-year-old Em. He must help her flee from New Orleans and find her father in Nashville. To get there, Merry must cross his own grave, and battle the Judge, a corrupt old foe.

Solid writing, amazing plot, great characters. This is an unique, one-of-a-kind book, and I loved it from start to end.

May 28, 2014 at 3:16 pm Leave a comment

Book Excerpt Adventures with Ragweed

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I’m hosting an excerpt today from YA humor / short stories “Adventures with Ragweed”. Enjoy the excerpt!

Book Excerpt

Ragweed Goes to Mexico

Ragweed sat on the ground and let the Sycamore’s falling leaves shower her with golden yellow, orange and red. Fall was her favorite time of year: Pumpkin patches, apple trees and the crisp air proclaiming Halloween was not far away.

“Get packed. We are going to Mexico.” Ragweed was still daydreaming when her mother shouted this message from the back door several feet away.

“Mexico?” thought Ragweed, “Why Mexico?”

“We are going to Mexico to make a travel fishing show. And Pops is going to be the producer,” Moms announced as Ragweed walked through the door.

Ragweed couldn’t ever remember the family going fishing. She wasn’t even sure if her extravagantly wealthy Pops would dare touch a worm. Didn’t you have to stick your hand underneath dirt, germs and other ungodly things like GRIME? Pops country club status would come to a halt if word got out, Ragweed was sure of that.

Moms must have ESP. She is conversing with Ragweed who hasn’t yet said a word out loud.

“We are going to La Paz, and rent a fishing boat, and travel by regular plane – like regular people.”

“We are not regular people,” Ragweed mused to herself. “In fact, I have no idea what kind of people we really are, but certainly not regular.”

“And Pops is going to film it all,” continued Moms. “And we will have the Rolls Royce shipped to La Paz by boat.”

Ragweed was really concerned at this point. The Rolls wasn’t exactly what she thought a fishing car would look like. And who would want to watch a weird family driving around La Paz in a Rolls Royce after a day of fishing?

Pops was an idea man and when his “light bulb” went off there was no stopping him.

Once Pops had developed a sure fire way to keep dogs in the back seat of a car. Pops called it his “Doggie Stay Put” device. It was a hand with a finger pointing to the back seat, and every time it went up and down it would say “Stay.” The most notice ever paid to the darn thing was when Pop’s Irish Wolfhound, Herman, landed in the back seat of the Rolls, and promptly ate the hand – ending THAT project.

And then there was the “pre-knotted” string tie. There was a slight flaw: Once you snapped them on, they wouldn’t come off. Needless to say, there were a lot of unhappy customers.

Yet, one day the family was rich.

Adventures with Ragweed

RAGWEEDCOVERTitle: Adventures with Ragweed

Author: Linda Lou Crosby

Genre: Humor / YA / Short Stories

Whimsy – Humorous Tales of Adventure, Friendship and Outdoor Ventures

For Young Adult Readers and those young at Heart

Adventures with Ragweed is a collection of humorous short stories filled with adventure and family themes.

Ragweed is a tribute to the whimsical part of each of us. Follow this young teen and her best friend, Marney as they travel to Mexico for a fishing trip, where the family is to shoot a pilot for a television show, instead, find themselves in an unexpected sea storm.

Laugh out loud as Ragweed takes on the tennis elite at the country club or attempts to rearrange their perfectly cut lawns.

Always one to learn new things, this young freckled face gal with the unruly blonde hair, builds a float, rides a horse and grows a garden – always getting into unintentional trouble and conning her friends to partake. Each task done with her own unique vies of the world.

Light Hearted and Funny

These stories are meant to entertain. It’s difficult to narrow it down to one specific genre as the book is a collection of short stories suitable for young adults as well as for an older crowd with a sense of humor. Family Relationships, Friendships, Essays and Humor are categories all presented within the pages of this book.

If you like the outdoors you might enjoy reading about Ragweed’s horse riding exploits or her compost-creating stunts. She spends a great deal of time playing sports and in the garden. Most of the stories are based on the author’s own experiences when she was a young adult but some of us know that inner youth tends to follow us into adulthood – so if you have similar backgrounds, these tales will make you grin.

Beautifully Illustrated

Author Bio

LL mugLinda Lou Crosby is a video producer, storyteller and former professional athlete. Like Ragweed, she has a unique approach to life. Ragweed is a part of herself she wanted to share with others. Linda Lou has a great sense of humor and likes to laugh and make others laugh too.

She currently lives with her husband in Montana and California where on clear days you can find her fishing, hunting or hiking.

Links

Website: For trailer promo and excerpts of book http://ragweedadventures.com/

Paperback: http://amzn.to/1iDHpDS

Kindle http://amzn.to/1iDGX8L

May 25, 2014 at 10:06 am Leave a comment

Release Day Party Orange Blossom

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We’re happy to celebrate the release or new adult contemporary romance “Orange Blossom”. Come celebrate with us!

Orange Blossom (a Flowering novel) by Sarah Daltry

Watch the Trailer : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7MaIqf8_K1E


 

 

About the Book

young pretty kissing wedding couple against skyTitle: Orange Blossom

Author: Sarah Daltry

Genre: NA contemporary romance

“I’ve never understood a year. A year was always a measurement of something bad for me. A year in my father’s prison sentence, a year since my mom’s death, a year left of school before I could get far, far away from here. Now, as I look down the end of my college career, with only a little more than a semester to go, a year seems like something magical. It has been a year since Lily chose me, since she sat with me on the old swing set and made a decision that I was worthy of her. And every minute of the entire year has been better than the last.”

You already know their stories: Lily, the perfect princess, always living someone else’s life. And Jack, the broken boy, who had stopped believing in hope. Somehow, though, they found each other and what was one night blossomed into a love story

Now, a year later, Jack and Lily are dreaming of the future. Despite all of his promises to himself that he would never be indebted to anyone, Jack makes a new promise – this time to Lily – that he will be there for her forever. But when life unravels for them, he starts to pull away, and Lily worries he’s out of reach for good.

When Jack does the unthinkable, Lily is left destroyed. Is it possible to have a happily ever after? Does love ever really save anyone?

Links

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Orange-Blossom-Flowering-Sarah-Daltry-ebook/dp/B00JDYCMS2/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&sr=1-2&qid=1398542472

Apple: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/orange-blossom-flowering-novel/id842981858?mt=11

Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/orange-blossom-sarah-daltry/1118953312?ean=9781497358379

Kobo: http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/orange-blossom-4

All Romance: https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-orangeblossomafloweringnovel-1452871-149.html

Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/420172

May 24, 2014 at 12:37 am Leave a comment

Promo Post First Comes Love, Then Comes…

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Book Blurb

350dpiTCWheelerFRONT   Marriage is a hard road. It’s even harder when you’re young and have everything coming at you from left field. Rachel and Jacob takes you on a journey of what the nursery rhyme doesn’t fully express. Rachel, a gorgeous 20 year old woman along with her flawless husband Jacob gets through a long hard road of getting married, not receiving some of their family member’s blessings and not having agreements on whether the time is here to have a baby.

They overcame the hardship of finishing school, starting businesses, and depression over not conceiving the first time around. Now in the present days, everything seems to be going great-until Rachel overheard a conversation that Jacob was having over the phone. From women trying to kill her man, to mysterious phone calls, to a HUGE secret everyone knows about except Rachel-This couple has something new around every corner. A single day changed their lives forever, but the question is: did it change for better or worse?

Links

Amazon

Google Store

Author Bio

A vision and a past time that turned into a profession. At 25, TC Wheeler; hailing from Hollis Queens, New York, is making a name for herself. Instead of going the traditional route, and finding someone to publish and sell her book, she took matters into her own hands and birth TC Wheeler Publications. Through her love of books and writing, TC has made characters come alive, life lessons told, and added a little comedy to it all. Even though she has just recently popped up on the scene, this woman is no stranger to the limelight. As modest as she is, others has submitted her works into numerous contests and local papers, and hands down, she has stirred the pot and caught people’s attention. She has done speaking engagements around the east coast, motivated others to follow their dreams, and help people change their outlook on life; just by her words on paper. TC is a very powerful writer and a very remarkable woman. With her comedy and her real life point of views, she has fans all across the board. TC explains that her main goal with this publication is to give those who feel their voice isn’t loud enough a microphone; and that is what she plans to do.

Giveaway

Win trading cards and copies of the book. Leave a comment on one of the blogs participating, and then show you’ve done so in the Rafflecopter form below.

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May 23, 2014 at 8:55 am Leave a comment

Book Excerpt The Taming

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I’m hosting an excerpt from MG novel “The Taming” on my blog today. Enjoy the excerpt!

Book Excerpt

“The evil Beastmonger, or Dark One as he is sometimes called, is a slitherer whose curse goes back to a time before the Refuge existed. Now he is forced to roam the great Woode with the knowledge that his death is but a breath away.”

About The Book

tamingcoverJPGLargeTitle: The Taming

Author: Atticus Krum

Genre: Middle Grade

A forbidden journey. A secret agenda. A mysterious object.

When Thutter McClutter, a young Glade-dwelling shrew, willingly decides to break the ancient Code and cross into the shadowy darkness of the great Woode, he is certain that seeing the mysterious Solkreat is the goal. But as he and his friends near the curious Creature, an altogether different agenda is exposed. One of his fellow adventurers wants the magic hogseye. However, the powerful and wicked Beastmonger also covets the enchanted object, and he will stop at nothing to get it—not even murder.

A story of true friendship, lasting faith, and willing sacrifice, The Taming is the first installment of the Refuge Chronicles—an adventurous trilogy about a young shrew, his newly-discovered purpose, and the ancient conflict between Light and Darkness.

Author Bio

Krum2Atticus  never intended on becoming a writer; however, he eventually would come to realize that Magic’s stories were meant to be shared. He now spends most of his time putting pen to paper readying the tales he’s collected for publishing. Mr. Krum resides on a small farm in the Midwest with Albi, his albino ferret. He travels only when absolutely necessary. He does not care to be photographed and almost never smiles. What’s more, he dresses almost exclusively in black. He says that the latter is for simplicity sake, but those who know him are certain that he is just color blind. To learn more about Atticus, please visit his website: www.atticuskrum.com.

Links

Publisher:   www.huntlyhouse.com

Author Website:   www.atticuskrum.com

Book Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgqmQ1PIrXdgNMyYSWGq6FQ

Buy the book on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/The-Taming-Atticus-Krum/dp/0988534916

May 23, 2014 at 12:45 am Leave a comment

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