Stone Silence (& Winners)

Don’t you just love the sound of that title? I do. And I absolutely LOVED, LOVED, LOVED the book. Taylor Dean is one of my favorite authors. I’ve read every single one of her books, and reread them many times. Her stories always connect with my heart and stay with me long after I’m done reading them. Here is the blurb:

Great big beautiful love.

Does it really exist?

Everyone tells me it does. They say, “Spencer Elliott, don’t worry, you’ll find it one day. You just have to find the right man and when you do, it will surprise the heck out of you.”

I’m still waiting for that heck of a surprise to hit. It has proven to be elusive thus far. I’m pretty sure the entire world is lying about love and the joke is on me.

I know I want a man in my heart and in my life. Unfortunately, most men immediately push my OFF button and I lose interest quickly.

Feeling pressure to prove I’m trying to find my soulmate, I finally give in and agree to a date. Huge mistake. Afterward I find myself abandoned in the middle of nowhere, in desperate need of help.

That’s when I meet Stony by chance. Continue reading

Chasing Fireflies

Chasing Fireflies

I’m thrilled to FINALLY be able to brag about this book. I read it last November as a beta-reader and have been antsy ever since to shout its praises to the world. Today is its release day…so let the party begin. It just so happens to be July’s Matchmaker book for 2016.

Let’s start with the blurb, so you get a taste of what it’s about. Continue reading

Mine, mine, mine!

I’m super excited to announce the release of Taylor Dean’s new book, Girl of Mine. Taylor’s a super fun author friend of mine. I beta-read this book and LOVED it! She’s a great writer. I’ve read all her books and love the unique stories she creates.

It’s a fast-paced read that switches back and forth between present day and past and between love and heartache. The story starts out with desperate action as Luke kidnaps his ex-fiancée in order to explain choices he made that he sincerely regrets. Jill doesn’t know if she can ever forgive him for breaking her heart…and besides, she’s now engaged to another man, Troy’s best friend. Luke and Troy have been best friends since they were in diapers. A tragedy in their youth changed both of their lives, leaving one bitter and the other filled with guilt. The characters in this romantic saga are well-developed—even the villain will Continue reading

Tour de Hands – Day 3

bikeWe’re only 3 days into this race of words, but it’s already been intense and my books are huffing and puffing. To recap some of the highlights along the course so far…

  • We started Day 1 down in Texas at Taylor Dean’s site. Eyes of Light was in the lead there
  • Day 2 we ran into heavy snow up in Cape Cod (yes, my books put the Tour de France bikers to shame with their speed across long distances) and had to stop for a short pit stop at Sheila Hurst’s

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Tour de Hands-Day 1

cityBikeRidersIt’s a little cold for biking right now, but my book, Hands of Mercy, wanted some exercise still. So starting today, my Bending Willow Trilogy books will be racing through other sites for the first official Tour de Hands. That’s right, and you have front row seats for this riveting race of words.

Today, Eyes of Light (Vol. 1) is in the lead over at Taylor Dean’s blog down in Texas. Taylor is not only one of my favorite authors, but she’s also Continue reading

Book Botox!

I stumbled upon these books a while ago and found one of my now favorite authors–Taylor Dean. I’m not really a paranormal romance reader (although I loved Twilight and a couple others in that genre), but I really liked Lancaster House and The Middle Aisle! Here are the old covers. Taylor said she loved the idea of a hand reaching out from the grave. Andre (the hero) reaches out to Zoe from beyond the grave. The cover gave off a creepy, scary aura though, and the Lancaster House isn’t a horror novel. It’s a romance. People who love paranormal romance are turned off by the creepy cover.

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Book Blast – I’m With You

I'm with youI know I’ve talked about this book before, but I just received my gift copy from Taylor Dean this past week in the mail and it made my whole week. This is a beautiful story about loss and true love. If you missed my previous post, read on and enter the rafflecopter for a chance to win $50 (you get one free entry and another one if you like my C.Stastny/Author Facebook page). 

Can three little words irrevocably change your life?

When the doctors inform Chloe Brennan that her pregnancy is “incompatible with life,” her subsequent choices will change her path forever.

She becomes one of the quiet, unsung heroes of this world, incredibly strong, yet somehow wrongly looked upon as damaged.

Three people will pierce Chloe’s existence: her husband, a stranger, and a precious baby.

One will say goodbye, one will say hello, and one will say both at the same time. Continue reading