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#IndyAuthorTalk with Jennifer Sivec

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Beginning at a young age, I’ve been broken by the people who were supposed to love me the most. By people who were supposed to protect and care for me, and value me above all others.

I learned to rely on and trust myself more than anyone else with each heartbreaking lesson and as a result, I’ve been able to walk away from many people, friend and loved one, and erase them completely. I was a survivor; resilient and galvanized by tragedy and circumstances; outwardly normal, but inside, desperately fearful. I’m much like the main character, Brynn, in my Eva Series. She’s a reflection of me; strong, capable, and a survivor, but irreparably broken yet hopeful.

I didn’t realize just how shattered and vulnerable I was for most of my life. But then I became a mother and a few years later when personal tragedy struck, the pain I had buried deep inside for so many years returned with a vengeance, nearly destroying me.

That’s when I began writing, again.

I had written as a teen and as a young adult, but when I began writing Leaving Eva, I wrote to survive. I wrote because the alternative to writing was desperation and depression. I wrote because the words brought peace and the stories, clarity. I wrote because I couldn’t breathe and I couldn’t sleep and when I wrote, I didn’t think about those things and I was able to be myself again. I realized that writing broken stories healed me in a way that nothing else could. Writing drove away the darkness and my children needed a mother who could make sense of the world, for them and for herself.

Writing beautiful broken stories with heart, has given me hope, life, and far more love than I ever imagined that it would. I didn’t realize that these were always the stories that drew me in and touched me the most. They were the stories that reach deep inside of me and writing them now, has made me whole and given me peace in my life that nothing else has.

The chaos has quieted and the noise and dissipated, and once again, I am finally whole.

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#SpecialFeature: Q&A and Guest Post with J.L Lora

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My name is J. L. Lora and I’m a writer. When I moved to the U.S., didn’t know English and had to brave a world, without one side of my family, that was very much my backbone, I wrote then. When high school/college/work/life got tough. Writing’s how I cope with the feelings I can’t contain.

When characters show up at my door, I just shrug, say okay, and assign them a number in the batting order. I’m Dominican, baseball analogies come with the territory. Sometimes I can put the characters down in the line-up, but sometimes they must be written now and I have to yank the character/book on deck and go with a designated hitter. To be clear …  they designate themselves. Carissa and Alec did just that. I had been talking for years about writing another book, that was going to be my first published piece but these two people in a crazy situation, who are probably the worst people for each other, showed up at my door and were like: we have a story to tell.

That’s how Boss came to be and that’s how the Trinity Series was born. It hasn’t always been that way or that easy.

For a very long period of my life I went through a massive writing drought. I couldn’t pinpoint why, I just couldn’t write and that made me unhappy. And then one day watching a TV show, I got inspired and I started writing fanfiction. Since then, life did a 180 for me. Especially once I realized that talent is not enough. I needed to learn, get better.

From that came Boss.

The moment I decided to pursue a writing career and get serious about becoming a writer, it’s like someone flipped a light switch. I’m smiling more, even while going through the hard parts of writing, and it gets tough, I can find the silver lining and the good in everything.

Today, I’m beaming. My first book is debuting like a sunny spring opening day. Boss is braving a world of reviews and mingling with other genres on Amazon, iBooks, BN. I don’t know how the world will receive it ¾  my fondest wish is that you’ll  love it  ¾  but to me, it’s already a walk-off home run in game seven of the Word Series. I’m rounding third while my family and friends wait with opened arms.

 

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Boss by J.L Lora – Release Day

°•¤♡ Happy Release Day! ♡¤•°

J.L. Lora’s debut release, BOSS just became part of the Crimson Romance, an imprint of Simon & Schuster. #DarkRomance #Obsession #Revenge

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Book Synopsis:

Black and white are merely ends and life happens in the spectrum in between.
The Trinity series follows the journey of people backed into corners by life, embracing their dark side to survive. What would you do to protect yourself and those you love?

The Trinity series is about friendship that transcends, unexpected love that refuses to let go, obsession that stalks your every move, betrayal that crushes, and family in the non-traditional way.
It all begins with Carissa and Alec’s story in Boss.

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Website: http://www.jllora.com/
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No One to Hold by Arell Rivers – Blog Tour

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No One to Hold

by Arell Rivers
The Hold Series
Publication Date: December 16, 2016
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance

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Succumb to Cole Manchester—talented, witty, charming, sexy and oh-so flawed—a womanizing rock star whose shallow life is transformed when he experiences love for the first time.

From the outside, Cole Manchester seems to have it all: looks, fame, money, awards and women. When tragedy strikes, he realizes how hollow his life is, and opens the door to the one thing he’s never considered … finding love. He’s inexplicably drawn to the quiet wallflower who works on his team, a line he knows he shouldn’t cross.

After devastating heartbreaks, all Rose Morgan wants is to blend into the woodwork. Working at her dream job as a publicist, she’s safely hiding in plain sight. Until her client, the sexy Cole Manchester, notices her. Rose must ignore her desires in order to protect… Continue reading

Mayhem by Alexis Noelle – Release Blitz

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Title: Mayhem
Series: Deathstalkers MC #5
Author: Alexis Noelle
Genre: MC Romance
Release Date: February 27, 2017

 

I had to step up, take over,

 

Save her from herself,
From him.
He doesn’t deserve her.
But I sure as Hell don’t either

She’s too sweet, too soft, too kind.
A broken shell of the woman she once was.
But now, there’s more on the line,
She’s in too deep.
And I’ll be damned if I ever give up
On putting her back together,
Piece-by-piece,
Owning every ounce of the woman,
Who stole my heart.



Alexis Noelle lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with her husband, and three kids. On top a writing career, she is a full-time student and a full-time mom. She loves spending time with her kids, although she has to hide the computer from them when she is writing! She love being active and being outdoors, especially if it involves any kind of shopping.She has always been passionate about… Continue reading

Don’t Speak by Katy Regnery – Release Blitz

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Title: Don’t Speak
Series: Modern Fairytale #5 (Standalone)
Author: Katy Regnery
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: February 27, 2017

 

Blurb
From New York Times bestseller Katy Regnery comes a new twist on a beloved fairytale.In this modern retelling of The Little Mermaid, a fisherman’s daughter from an Outer Banks island untouched by time, meets the son of the North Carolina governor at a fancy party she helps to cater.

Laire, who wants more from life than her little island can offer, is swept away by wealthy, sophisticated Erik, who is, in turn, entranced by her naiveté and charm. The two spend a whirlwind summer together that ends on the knife-point of heartbreak and forces them to go their separate ways.

Years later, when fate finds them together once again, they will discover the terrifying depth of the secrets they kept from each other, and learn that shattered hearts can only be healed by a love that willfully… Continue reading

The Wolf of Winterthorne (Scandalous Secrets #4) by Tracy Goodwin – Free Blitz

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Title: The Wolf of Winterthorne
Series: Scandalous Secrets #4
Author: Tracy Goodwin
Genre: Adult, Historical Romance
Published: August 23, 2016

Logan Ambrose has endured a tortured existence. After learning how to fend for himself at a young age, he eventually amassed power and wealth. His fortune came at an extreme cost, as rising from poverty often does. Branded, he wears his sins on his marred flesh. Each scar represents a past he doesn’t wish to remember, the ruthless man he holds at bay, the tortured soul who would do anything to survive.

Bruised, battered and bloodied, Arabella Sutton is a woman lost. With no recollection of who she is or what terrors she suffered, she stumbles onto the imposing Winterthorne estate running from those who hunt her, haunted by the memory of her bloodied hands holding a blade and wearing a bracelet monogrammed with the initial S.

When she stumbles into Logan’s arms, he recognizes her instantly. She is one of two women… Continue reading

Class Distinctions By Rick R Reed – Release Blitz

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Publisher: JMS Books


Length: 11,546


Blurb


Kyle and Jonathan were perfect for each other, the two halves that, once together, made a whole. And then one snowy night just before Parents� Weekend on the campus of Hamilton University, Kyle drops a bomb: he�s breaking up with Jonathan.


Follow the couple through the stormy (in more ways than one) night that ensues. Why has Kyle suddenly decided to throw away something so precious and good?


The answers lie in their backgrounds, and will gradually come to light as a winter blizzard rages around the young couple.


Their tortured paths bring them to the covered bridge where their love had sprung to life on a hot summer day. But will the warmth of that memory and the heat of the love they once shared be enough to outclass the storm, and more importantly, bring them back together?


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Jonathan got up, grinning, and crossed the… Continue reading

Who We Were by Lindsay Detwiler – Release Blitz

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Title: Who We Were
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Release Date: February 25, 2017
Publisher: Hot Tree Publishing
Cover Designer: Claire Smith
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“I guess that’s the thing about high school reunions, though. They make you snap a little.”
In the ten years since high school graduation, Maylee’s career, living arrangements, family, and especially her love life are at a standstill. When her twin brother, Mitch, falls for her high school enemy at their ten-year reunion, Maylee’s life is catapulted into chaos.
Maylee’s hatred for the blonde-haired Josephine isn’t the only thing she discovers at her reunion. Benson Drake, the introvert from high school, has matured into a sexy intellect. Now a writer and bartender, Benson’s grown into a man with a perfect balance of quirky wit and sex appeal. After a wardrobe malfunction, a spy mission gone wrong, and a dangerous cup of coffee, Maylee and Benson explore something they never even thought about during senior… Continue reading

KNOCKOUT & TAPOUT by J.C. Valentine – Blog Tour

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KNOCKOUT, New Adult Fighter Romance

by J.C. Valentine
Wayward Fighters #1
Publication Date: April 6, 2014
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, MMA, Sports Romance

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From the wrong side of the tracks…

Alyson Blake had learned early on that the only one she could depend on was herself. The only light in her life was a boy whom everyone agreed was destined for prison; but with his first kiss, he had set her soul on fire. Since the day the police dragged him away in handcuffs, she had managed to lead a quiet life, but when she attends an event fraught with mayhem, trouble resurfaces.

The one person she can’t forget…

Jamison Weston is the kind of guy dads load their shotguns for; endowed with a hot temper and a rap sheet as long as both tattooed arms. Known as “The Judge,” Jami’s hot temper, lethal fists, and cocky attitude have earned him respect… Continue reading

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