Heart Thief

IMG-2248As promised, I will review Heart Thief today by Taylor Dean. I will also be giving away an ebook of this amazing book next week, so leave a comment. As I posted yesterday, Heart Thief is the first book in the Love Under Wraps series. It’s a forbidden romance with lots of heart-tugging, emotional tug-a-waring, and ultimate happy ending-ing. (I know that’s not grammatically kosher, but I’m going with it).

Taylor Dean is from Texas, and she’s pretty much the nicest person ever. When I was a newbie author with no idea how to do anything in the writing world, I reached out to her–a total stranger, but one who I admired greatly because of her writing style–and asked for some guidance. She went beyond the call of duty to mentor me, helping me gain confidence as a writer (which is hard in this world of haters). Now, I feel I can call her not only a helpful writing mentor, but a true friend. If we lived in the same state, we would be hanging out a TON. You can learn more about Taylor and all her awesome books on her website. Now, let’s get to her newest book: Continue reading

Shhh…it’s a secret!

Love Under Wraps - Read all 3 Happy dance!!! I’m so excited to announce that the Love Under Wraps stand-alone series kicks off tomorrow. Yea!!! I’ve been waiting for this for a long time…because I’m one of the authors involved–so, yeah. 🙂

I’ll be giving away free ebooks as each book releases, so check in here, or join the Stuck on Love FB page so you don’t miss out on the fun. Also, if you have a birthday, you should join the page so you can be in our monthly bday drawings as well. Winning is fun.

The Love Under Wraps series contain 3 forbidden romances written by 3 different authors. Taylor is from Texas, I’m from central Utah, and Mylissa is from Belgium. Taylor drove through Utah on her way to see grandkids recently, so she met me at an Olive Garden and we probably drove the waiter crazy because we just talked and talked and talked. For a long time. And we could’ve talked longer. Sadly, Mylissa could only be with us by picture (so we couldn’t talk–although we talk a ton on emails–yea for emails!). Here we all are together (kind of).

Love Under Wraps Author Picture

I wish you could know these authors as I’ve come to know them. They are not only talented, but they are kind–which is the best praise I feel I can give to someone these days. They truly have become my friends, and I hope you can connect with their amazing spirits as you read their books in the next month or so. Here is the release schedule.

Nov 1: TOMORROW! Heart Thief by Taylor Dean. I will post about this then, and announce a giveaway. So stay tuned.

Dec 1: Mylissa Demeyere’s book, Rules Are Made to be Broken, will release. Isn’t her cover so cute?

Jan 1: My book, A Wrinkle in Forever, will end the stand-alone series on New Year’s.

To end, I’ll just leave this link to the song that Mylissa chose to inspire us all from the beginning. It’ll give you a little peek into what you’re in for with these books.

 

A Me and You Thing

dec14f***Winner for this giveaway is Rebecca Jensen. Congrats. Message me your email and I’ll get this book off to you. This giveaway is now closed***

Had to highlight this amazing book before 2018 closes. Taylor Dean’s newest release, A Me and You Thing, was utterly spectacular. To celebrate it, I’m giving away an ebook to one lucky commenter. It’s THAT good.

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THE DEEPEST HEARTACHE IS THE ONE YOU DON’T SEE COMING.

Golden couple, Sawyer and Quinn Denali, have an amazing love story. A match in every way, their happiness is evident to all who spend time with them. The arrival of twin baby girls completes their picture-perfect family. Continue reading

Great Reads

If you need ideas of books to read for the holidays, here are six I’ve enjoyed in the past couple months. Also, you can look back at previous posts to see highlights of other books I’ve already featured. There has been a lot of good reading this fall. I hope you have good books to read as well!

The Secretive Wife by Jennifer Peel

z5This might be my new favorite by this author. Seriously, this book had so much emotion and mystery pulling me deeper into Delanie’s life. Delanie is married to Peter, an ex-priest who is the sweetest, purest man on earth. Peter’s mom despises her new daughter-in-law, and makes Delanie’s life most miserable when she unearths her secret (a famous secret). When the news hits the tabloids and national media, Delanie’s and Peter’s blissful marriage is shattered by paparazzi, rabid fans, and nasty haters wanting their 5 minutes of fame in exchange for spreading lies. Delanie’s worst fear—that of losing her husband—is one more secret away from happening.

I inhaled this story. It’s a literary feast. The characters are phenomenal—so deeply layered and complex…and Delanie and Peter are one of my favorite couples ever!!! I can’t recommend this one highly enough. It’s SUPERB! Continue reading

Jailbird

JailbirdHooray! Another book by Taylor Dean!

I love her books, and have read every single one. She’s an amazing author, and she’s also an amazing person as I’ve gotten to know her better as we’ve emailed and chatted over life and writing. Her books are gifts to my heart (and they could be gifts to yours as well if you read them).

This latest release is the 2nd in the Sound of Silence Series (and should be read in order). It’s my favorite of the bunch (although I love them all). This one just resonated with me deep inside. I love a good redemption story, and this one ranks way up at the top of awesome redemption stories. I beta-read all three stories in this set, so I can assure you they are worth your time to buy and read. Even though I read the early version, I bought the final versions to keep in my favorites folder to read again. They are THAT good!

 


My hometown decided to rename me Jailbird.

Every day I silently scream out, “My name is Mia Faraday!” My time in jail does not define me. I am so much more than one heated mistake.

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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

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