marți, 24 septembrie 2013
Everyone expects her to succeed….
Karen plays the cello like an angel, and it’s the only thing that makes her truly feel alive. But her father’s dream—for her to join a prestigious orchestra—leaves no time in her life for anything but music…not even love. Trapped on her path, she doesn’t know how to rebel.
Everyone expects him to fail….
Connor plays rock guitar like the devil himself, and his ability has got him all the way from a dead-end life in Belfast to a scholarship at Fenbrook Academy. But beneath his arrogance and charm, he doesn’t believe he has what it takes. He’s spent his time in New York drinking and partying, and the only future he sees is a return to Ireland as soon as he flunks out.
But what no one expects….
When Karen’s duet partner is injured, the bad boy guitarist and the shy, sheltered cellist are forced to team up. Neither likes the idea, but what begins as anger and distrust slowly spirals into love…and lust. If they can face up to their feelings, they might just have a chance together. If Connor will allow Karen to stop his fall, maybe he can show her a life she never thought possible....
Karen is a good girl and she loves to play to cello and she wants to join the prestigious orchestra New York Philharmonica.She wants that her father to be proud of her.Karen is a good friend and she helped her friends with their problems.
When her duet partner Dan was injured and her only chance to graduated is the bad boy quitarist Connor.She decided to approches him and ask him to be her partner and he decided to help her.They decided to compose a unique composition and with their composition they decribed their relationship.
Connor is sexy confident and sarcastic and he likes to make fun of Karen.But he is hidding that he is dislexic and Karen found out and she decided to help him with his esays. After they spend time together they fall in love and they decided to have a relationship.Thheis relationship is sweet and they understand each other and they learn from each other.Because Connor is her first lover she felt insecure but he is always there to reasure her that he loves her.
She is afraid to make mistakes ut she fight for her friends and for her love.
I really likes the book becauser is about first love.
Thank you Helena for this arc :).
Welcome to my blog Helena !
Interview with Helena Newbury!!!!
1) Please tell us something about you and about your series Fenbrook?
I'm a New Adult Romance author living in London. The series is set at Fenbrook Academy, a top performing arts college in the heart of New York where dancers, actors and musicians all mix together. Each book focuses on a different couple, but supporting characters recur.
2) How long have you been writing?
Dance For Me was my first book, published in June 2013. But I've been writing on and off for years before that - it was a long time before I had the courage to tackle a novel.
3) Why did you decide to write from two points of view?
Dance For Me is about two people with secrets and I felt it was important to see things from Darrell's point of view as well as Natasha's so we could understand his motivations. In the second book, In Harmony, I wanted the reader to be unsure about how Connor feels about Karen. Getting inside his head would have destroyed the mystery, so it's all from Karen's point of view.
4) Tell us five random facts about you?
I have a thing for fast cars (what we'd call being a "petrolhead" in the UK). I haven't found a way to work that into a book, though. Yet.
I wrote Dance For Me in a coffee shop and wound up wired on caffeine most of the time.
I can't dance, but did start doing dancer's stretches while I wrote Dance For Me and still do today. I credit them with getting rid of my backache.
I'm a massive Starbucks fan, which is why they keep cropping up in the books (yes, there really is a Starbucks in the Pentagon).
I really like Mexican food, but--unlike in the US--it's quite difficult to get good stuff in Britain.
5) Which book was more difficult for you to write and why?
The second one, because it was the second one :) You want to go in new directions to keep things fresh, but you don't want to annoy readers by deviating too much from the first book. It's like the 'difficult second album' for musicians.
6) Which is your favorite book and favorite author?
Ow, don't ask me to pick a favorite. That's cruel. But I'll tell you what I just finished, that I really loved - Going Under by S. Walden. It was superb.
7) Where do you get the motivation to keep writing and doing what you love?
I don't need anything to get me up in the morning and get me writing (well, maybe coffee). It's *not* writing that bothers me. I get cranky and nervous if I haven't written for more than a few days, unless I'm on an actual vacation.
8) Outside of writing what do you do for fun?
I love to travel. I'd like to go back to the US sometime next year and see Vegas, New Orleans, Washington and a few other places. I also run, but I'm not very good at it :)
9) What are you working now?
Now that I've finished In Harmony, next on my list is the Clarissa and Neil story that's coming out in late 2013. It's going to be free, but exclusive to my mailing list so sign up if you want to get a copy - http://list.helenanewbury.com
10) Anything else you want to share with your readers?
I'd like to sincerely thank everyone who bought the first book. It's been a crazy ride--I never expected the level of success that Dance For Me had and it's allowed me to keep doing what I love - so thank you! And thank you Adriana for having me!
HINT 2:Tacky cocktail served with pineapple, sparklers and "a goddamn plastic elephant."
Thank you Helena for stopping today on my blog and for the interview!!!
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vineri, 20 septembrie 2013
Release day:8 October
We meet every Wednesday night in hotel room #364. We stay there until morning--kissing, laughing, healing one another. We're both broken people, him with his alcoholic family, me with my murdered one. I don't know who he is; I don't ask for his name. I don't question him. I only love how he makes me feel, how he makes me forget just how alone I am in this world, and for now, that's all I need.
We have three rules:
1) No sex.
2) No personal questions.
3) No leaving the hotel room until morning. Not ever.
For four months, I followed the rules. I came to the hotel room every Wednesday night, and his presence never failed to cure me. I was happy with him. But one night, he doesn't show. So when I hear a scream down the hallway, I can't help myself. I break rule number three. I leave the room.
My life has never been the same since.
luni, 16 septembrie 2013
Author : Ella Fox
Genre: New Adult
Release: October 15,2013
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Mia Reeve’s faith, trust and sense of security were all taken away in the blink of an eye. In need of a fresh start, she settles into a new town and begins to make a new life.
Tristan Chamberlain has always kept girls at arms length and he has no intention of changing. He’s caring, smart, handsome, but he’s also dealing with a lifetime of guilt that’s slowly but surely destroying him.
Sometimes the thing that you run from is the one thing that will save you.
Separately, they’re both free-falling. Together, they’re about to find that love can create the strongest safety net of all.
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When she’s not writing, Ella indulges the gypsy in her blood and travels the country. Ella loves reading, movies, music, buying make-up, reading Tmz, Twitter and pedicures… not necessarily in that order. She has a wild sense of humor and loves to laugh. Her favorite thing in the world is hanging out with her family and watching comedy movies.
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marți, 10 septembrie 2013
**This story was inspired by true events. If you liked the movie "Sleeping With the Enemy", then you might like this story too. CONTENT WARNING: Violence, foul language, and adult situations. Not meant for younger readers.**
ANTIC SUSPENSE NOVEL. No one knew a woman lived there or that she even existed. A monster, living in darkness...
At twenty-six, Nicole doesn't even look human anymore. The beast made sure of that. So she hides. A monster consigned to a life of fear and solitude. This is all she deserves, she is quite sure of that.
And then one day out of the blue, the autographed baseball caught by Brian Jensen at the latest Marlins game enters her prison and manages to turn her world completely upside down.
Temptation comes in the form of pity at first, and then perhaps something more.
Does she dare to believe the things she's told, that this is not the life she was meant to live? That being a monster is not her forever-fate? And will she be willing to risk everything, to reach out and accept the helping hands around her? She knows only too well that hands can hurt. Finding out whether they can also heal is a risky proposition, especially when the beast is still out there. Looking for her.
Nicole was a prisoner for 3 years and she was sexually and physically abused by John (I hate him) her lover.She thought that John is good man and she trusted in him to make her happy but he was a monster.She hate him but she was afraid of him and she couldn't run away from him because she was afraid that the people don't believe her and she doesn't have anyone to ask for help.
She is ugly because John beated her so many timan that her body couldn't heal well and her face was destroyed.
She was saved by Brian and his son Liam.Brian after he found out that she was beated by John he decided that he want to protect her and to hide her from John so he let her to stay in his house.He helped her to have a new life and a chance to live again and to be safe.
Brian has a son a 8 years Liam and he was proud to be his dad because Liam is a loving and mature for his age. After the divorce Liam lives with Brian because his mother travels for his job. For Brian Liam is his world and he is happy to have him.Liam loves Nicole and he wants her to be in his life and to live with them.
Brian is perfect.Brian is friend with his ex-wife Helen and they talk everyday and they respect each other. Brian is patient ad loving with Nicole and he wants to make her believe again in love and in man.Nicole learned again to be happy and to be free and safe.She loves to live with Brian and Liam because thay are good with her and they loves her. For her they are his home.
She fall in love with Brian because he is saved her and he made her feel beautiful and special and desired.Brian fall in love with her because she is funny and sweet and loving with his child and she is strong and they want the same thing a family.
I'm happy for her because she finally is happy with his family.I love this book and Brian is my perfect man.I want to believe that exist man like Brian in this world.
Thank you Elle for this arc.
Welcome to my blog Elle Casey!
Writing for an audience
Authors are faced with a choice when they’re contemplating what to write: Do I write the book that readers want or the book that’s in my heart (or head, as the case may be)? I think it’s similar to the question faced by musicians. Every day we see pop singers churning out the same kind of music, done by the same producers, wrapped up in a very similar package. They sell the heck out of these songs. The word “popstar” is part of our everyday language for a reason. Then there are the musicians who just do their own thing. Sometimes they catch the attention of listeners and gain a huge fan following; other times they toil away for years in relative anonymity, despite being enormously talented.
Obviously, writing what readers are hooked on at the moment means that if you do it well, there should be a ready market for your work. The promotion and sales should, in theory, be easier, and if you write for a living, that stuff is important.
I know as a reader when I find a book I love, I finish it and then go buy the next ten books I can find that seem very similar to it. I want to recreate the experience. I search for similar covers, similar blurbs, similar characters, even similar writing styles. Once I read my first vampire book, I went on a binge. I think I read thirty of them before I found Twilight, and then I was seriously hooked for life. I still read that genre, fifteen years after my first find.
As a writer, I want to write what readers are addicted to. I want to dive into that pool of talent and rise to the top, letting my writing set me apart from my peers while at the same time knowing that I’m writing for the masses. The problem is, my characters have a very hard time following my direction. I tell my male lead, “You need to be a bad boy with very few redeeming qualities! How about if you’re belligerent or a womanizer? Can we go with that?” But so far, despite having said it to several characters, they never listen and I’m left with what they want to do and who they want to be.
My first attempt at popular NA fiction was Shine Not Burn. The main male character, Mack MacKenzie, is about as far from a belligerent bad boy as a man can get. He’s strong, he knows who he is, and he’s unapologetically in love. What can I say? I guess I’m one of those people who writes what’s in her head and heart, not what she thinks most readers want. Lucky for me, readers ended up liking what Mack and Andie had to say, even though the book was a little different than mainstream NA romance today.
My next book is definitely not mainstream either. Don’t Make Me Beautiful was inspired by a girl I read about in a magazine over twenty years ago. I remember nothing about her personally, but her story never left me. It’s as if for the last twenty years, she’s been sitting in her living room waiting for me to set her free.
As I wrote the book, I was driven to finish it because I kept getting the impression that Nicole, the main character and victim of domestic violence, was sitting there, frozen in time, trapped until I gave her the means to escape. It was, hands down, the hardest book I’ve written to date. It’s tough to completely separate myself from my work, so I went through some of the characters’ pain right along with them. It was exhausting.
I have several more books planned before the end of the year. I publish about a book per month, so that gives me lots of opportunities to explore what’s in my head. Maybe one of these days I’ll get that bad boy down on paper. I have a feeling he’s in there somewhere. And I have the book all ready for him too. The name of it is Rebel.
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luni, 9 septembrie 2013
Natasha is one of the most promising ballet dancers at the prestigious Fenbrook Academy of Performing Arts and she’s just landed a life-changing audition. But no one knows the guilt she carries...or the damage it makes her inflict on herself when she’s alone.
Darrell is a multi-millionaire designer at 25. But past traumas have pushed him into isolation and the intense pressure of his work has brought him to the edge of burnout. Seeking inspiration, he sees Natasha dance and hires her as his muse.
As she dances for him, the two become entwined in a passionate but troubled relationship. He starts to see the pain inside her and helps her gradually lower her defenses...but Darrell has demons of his own. Can two broken people save each other? Or will the darkness they’re hiding consume them both?
I received an ARC of this book from the author for an honest review.Thank you.
Natasha is a ballet dancer at the prestigious Fenbrook Academy of Performing Arts and she live with her best friend Clarissa.For Nathasha the ballet is her way to escape of her past and to forget her problems.Darell is beautiful ,confident and rich but lonely because of his job and because of his painful past.I don't like his job but I think I can understand him.
They met an audition and he hired her to be his muse for his new project and she agree to dance for him because she felt drawn to him.Slowly she fall in love with him because he made her feel special and loved.She give him a purpose in life and he learn to love again and to be happy.
Both felt the need to hide their past and just to be together.When they finally talked about their past they understand they can heal each other and can be happy together without the secrets.They understand that their love is enough to let go the past and to move forward together.I'm happy for them because they both deserve to be happy and to have a family.
I really liked the book and the relationship between the main characters.
vineri, 6 septembrie 2013
Author: Sawyer Bennett
Expected release: October 21, 2013
Age Group: New Adult
Cover designed by: Vitalink;
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He is seeking absolution.
Flynn Caldwell has a hero complex and it’s one of the reasons he joined the New York City Fire Department. He has spent his entire professional career trying to atone for that one person he failed to save. Because, if he can do that, then perhaps he can be worthy of love again.
She is seeking escape.
Rowan Page’s life is nothing short of a disaster. Always immersed in trouble, she has only herself to depend on. She’s determined to pull herself out of this mess and make something of her life, despite the hard years she has lived on the streets of New York.
Together, they have the chance to become complete.
Flynn and Rowan’s worlds exist miles apart, but when a chance meeting brings them together, neither of them can deny the instant pull that connects them to each other. What starts as a tiny spark eventually flares into a fire so hot, it refuses to be extinguished.
Both are willing to jump feet first into the flames to see where it takes them, despite the risk of being burned.
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USA Today Best-Selling author, Sawyer Bennett, is a snarky southern woman and reformed trial lawyer who decided to finally start putting on paper all of the stories that were floating in her head. She is married to a mobster (well, a market researcher) and they have two big, furry dogs who hog the bed. Sawyer would like to report she doesn't have many weaknesses but can be bribed with a nominal amount of milk chocolate.
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I love the way you are, Charlie. I love it so much it tears me apart. I think about what would happen if I didn’t have you in my life— you, the girl you were when I met you—and I feel like I can’t breathe.” I trace my thumb over the dip below her bottom lip. “All my life, all I’ve ever wanted was to take. But with you, all I want is to give you everything—every creature in the sea, every star in the sky…my own beating heart. I love you, Charlie. Just the way you are, I love you.
- Dante Walker The Liberator by Victoria Scott
duminică, 1 septembrie 2013
October 8, 2013
Psychological Thriller/Contemporary Dark Romance
There were still lessons to learn and consequences for the truth!
When Claire Nichols met Anthony Rawlings, she didn’t know they had a past, or that he had plans for her future. Over time, the role of teacher changed—games became reality—and domination turned to desire. Despite an insurmountable history, Claire and Tony found their way back to one another.
Just when they seemed to have it all—love, respect, and the promise of a family—the game master exposed the truth. Claire’s world once again spun out of control. Unwilling to allow her child to suffer the consequences of an old vendetta, Claire fled...
At one time, Claire was held captive in an opulent mansion—then her incarceration was a cell inside a state penitentiary. Was her new prison—a tropical island—truly less lonely? Perhaps that was the game master’s plan, all along?
Who will save Claire from her oldest nightmare and her newest reality? Will it be Tony? Can he forgive her for leaving him—again? Harry? Will he utilize previously unknown connections to save the woman who infiltrates his thoughts? Maybe Phil? Will his devotion in keeping Claire and her child safe be rewarded?
As the cards are played—sins of the past, innocent victims, and truths are revealed. With compartmentalization no longer an option, is the reality too much? Could there be an even worse isolation?
With the game master dealing from a stacked deck, can this new high-stakes game possibly be won?
When it’s all over and their cards are on the table—SOME will discover their bets were too high—they have nothing left to lose—ALL will learn the crucial lesson—the most important rule—there are CONSEQUENCES for the TRUTH!
Aleatha Romig’s CONVICTED!
About the author
Aleatha Romig is a bestselling author, who has been voted #1 "New Author to Read" on Goodreads July 2012 - Present! She was also #9 most followed author on Goodreads - July / August 3013.
Aleatha has lived most of her life in Indiana growing-up in Mishawaka, graduating from Indiana University, and currently living south of Indianapolis. Together with her high-school sweetheart and husband of twenty six years, they've raised three children. Before she became a full-time author, she worked days as a dental hygienist and spent her nights writing. Now, when she’s not imagining mind-blowing twists and turns, she likes to spend her time with her family and friends. Her pastimes include exercising, reading and creating heros/ anti-heros who haunt your dreams!
Aleatha enjoys traveling, especially when there is a beach involved. In 2011 she had the opportunity to visit Sydney, Australia to visit her daughter studying at the University of Wollongong. Her dream is to travel to places in her novels and around the world.
CONSEQUENCES, her first novel, was released August 2011 by Xlibris Publishing. October 2012 Ms. Romig rereleased CONSEQUENCES as an Indie author. TRUTH, the sequel, was released October 30, 2012 and CONVICTED, the final installment of the Consequences Series, is scheduled for release in October of 2013!
Aleatha is a “Published Author’s Network” member of the Romance Writers of America and represented by Danielle Egan-Miller of Brown and Miller Literary Associates.
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