Archive | September 13, 2013

The Boss by Carlene Love Flores

The BossThe Boss
by Carlene Love Flores

Series: Romance On the Go
Release Date: July 22, 2013
Publisher: Evernight Publishing
Pages / File Size: 41 Pages
Tags: Short Erotica

Source:  A copy from the publisher

Blurb:
Nick suddenly declares he’s leaving his singing career behind to enlist in the army. And the sexy yet stubborn man insists on a never before private meeting in Cherie’s hotel room before he heads out the next morning.  All this after she’s spent a year of her life working on his tour, and he’s barely said two words to her.
Cherie may be barely turning twenty-one, but her big brother’s best friend, Nick, is the one who needs to act his age.  The man is thirty-four, not eighteen.  So why the army and the selfless act of courage now?  When she finds out he’s acting on promises made to her brother who died in combat one year ago, she can’t stand letting Nick go without showing him one last night of extraordinary pleasure.  If she can just convince him she can handle it like a big girl, it might turn out to be one hot party for two after all.

Purchase links: http://www.amazon.com/The-Boss-Romance-Go-ebook/dp/B00E3KPKBC/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1378783286&sr=1-1&keywords=carlene+love+flores

Crystal’s Review:
This is a short story but it makes up with the hotness between the characters.
Nick is more like an immature 14 instead of acting his real age. He has finally decided to keep one of the promises that he gave his best friend since he will be breaking the other one tonight. He is enlisting in the army and taking a break from his music career. He promised that he would watch after his friend’s sister Cherie and not touch her, but he will be making sure that he has at least one night with Cherie.

Cherie has been on tour with Nick for a year and he has not spoken but just a several words to her and not gave her any attention. When she finds out what he is doing the next day she knows she can’t tell him to go. She just can’t believe that he wants to spend his last night of freedom with her.

This was a book that shows the power of friendship and trying to do what you promised. But when you really love someone there is only so long you can go without them, especially if you might not make it back. This story makes you take a step back and realize that you never know how long you will have on this earth so you need to tell the people that you love your feelings. Take everyday as it is your last. I loved the ending and would read it again.

Reviewer: Crystal N.
Rating: 4 Hearts, 4 Flames

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Guest Blog ~ Spotlight ~ Remember Me

Guest Post by Amaleen Ison

All emotions interest me, but none so much as love. From the beginning of time, humans have tried to define love, but it remains elusive because it’s many things to many people. Love for a parent, child, country, or neighbour has a unique quality, different in depth, importance, and longevity. For that very reason, love provides a host of possibilities for a writer, a near endless supply of relationships to explore.

Unsurprisingly, love is at the very heart of my newest release, Remember Me. The story is about a terminally ill girl called Sara who’s desperate to recover her lost memories. She can’t recall anything before her solitary life in a freezing barn in the wilds of Alaska. So when a stranger arrives in the opposite outbuilding, and she starts to feel better, she begins a quest to uncover the truth behind her bizarre situation.

As the tale unravels, we discover the bond between a father and daughter is at the story’s core—a love so strong it transcends death itself.

What sacrifices will a father make to keep his daughter alive? What tortures will a daughter endure to stay in the bosom of her family? These questions drive Remember Me to its conclusion, where love ellipses heartache to provide deliverance.

Catherine Wybourne – Benedictine Nun. “The paradox of love is that it is supremely free yet attaches us with bonds stronger than death. It cannot be bought or sold; there is nothing it cannot face; love is life’s greatest blessing.”

Remember MeRemember Me
by Amaleen Ison

Sera isn’t living. She’s existing—barely. Bedbound by illness, she has no memory of life before the freezing barn she now calls home. A mournful song haunts her dreams and hints at a past not completely buried—one she’s desperate to uncover. Yet Father’s whirlwind visits to draw blood and administer medication don’t provide answers. He only confirms the one thing she already knows; she’s dying.

A lonely death without ever knowing her past seems inevitable until a sudden, mystifying return to health coincides with the arrival of a boy in the opposite out-building. The inextricable pull to the stranger, and the broken memories that storm her mind when he’s near, warn of a history quite different to any she could have imagined. If she’s to uncover the truth she craves, she’ll have to decide whether knowledge of the past is worth forfeiting her second chance at life.

Remember Me
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What Readers are saying:

“Over all I loved this story and it’s going on my top shelf in my kindle. Of stories that I will read more than once.” -Sheryl Lytle

“There’s some bitter sweetness and the ending will definitely cause you tears, but it’s soooo worth it! Wow!!! Just an amazing job by Amaleen Ison!” – Danielle C. Smiley

About the Author:
Amaleen Ison is a married mother of one. She lives with her family in Hertfordshire, England, along with her cats (Oscar and Winston), guinea pig ( LouLou), and gerbils (Blackberry and Pumpkinseed). She writes Young Adult fantasy stories that meander into a variety of sub-genres.

Is that all? Of course not.

As a child, I lived most of my life in my head. I’d go about my daily routine, but imagine myself in mystical lands populated by the weird and wonderful. My fantasies were always more appealing than the real word.

At twelve years of age, I read a series called The Song of the Lioness Quartet by Tamora Pierce. It was my first foray into YA books, and I gobbled up every word. I couldn’t think of anything else but Alanna’s adventures for months after, and I harassed the school librarian to order (beg, borrow, or steal–I didn’t care) the entire quartet. I’m sure the poor woman grew to hate my daily pestering at the enquiry desk.

Even now, as an adult, I read YA books. The fantasy element is always important, but more so the hodgepodge of emotions that arise from a character’s first time experiences.

Contact Details:

Website: http://www.amaleenison.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AmaleenIson
Twitter: https://twitter.com/AmaleenIson

Enjoy the following excerpt for Remember Me:

Father snatches the cover away and yanks my bare arm straight. Angry-looking bruises and red track marks riddle my paper-thin skin from wrist to elbow crease. He flicks a spidery-looking vein. “Dammit. Next.” My sluggish movements prove too slow for his liking, and he grabs my other arm. “We’ll give this one a try.”
I turn to Noah. Although younger than Father and not yet graying, his straggly black beard and tired-looking eyes make him appear older. He wears a worried expression and avoids my gaze. Perhaps he pities me, or my condition embarrasses him. Probably both.
The fog of medication descends in my mind and sends its glacial water surging through my veins. The barn wobbles, and my head lolls back on the pillow, giving me a view of the rafters. When it comes, the prick of the needle doesn’t hurt. Only the beautiful, melancholy song that plays constantly in my mind accompanies the odd sense of draining life.
Minutes, hours, days later—I can’t tell—Father holds up a full vial of blood to a shaft of sunlight streaming through the hole in the roof. “Thank you, my angel.” He kisses my forehead and squeezes my hand at the same time. I smile at the show of relief in his eyes, before my heavy lids close.
“She’s sleeping,” he says.
Footsteps draw near.
“She looks worse.” The disembodied comment comes from somewhere near the foot of the bed.
Father grunts.
“Her blood isn’t working anymore.” Noah’s voice sounds tight.
Silence.
“We ought to let her die peacefully.”
Yes, they ought to let me die peacefully.
“No!” Father’s breath comes in heavy gusts. “I won’t give up on her. We’ll capture the other one.”
“We’ll be damned.”
“Too late.” A loud clunk and something metallic skitters across the floor. “We’re already damned.”

Cover Reveal ~ Infinite Desire

Title: Infinite Desire

Series: Savannah Series #4

Author: Danielle Jamie

Genre: Contemporary Romance 

Age Group: Adult 

Expected Release date~ Late Fall 2013

SYNOPSIS 

Over the last several months, Savannah’s life has been a never-ending roller coaster ride. Every time Savannah sees the light at the end of the tunnel and her world stops spinning, another obstacle is thrown in her path. Kayden had always been her rock, the constant in her life over the most difficult months of her life. A story leaked, making Savannah doubt everything including Kayden’s love. Leaving their fate hanging in the balance, she ran. But after learning the truth, Savannah set out to correct her wrongs and win Kayden back. Will Kayden put the past behind them, and focus on the future they could have together? Or will Savannah be heartbroken and all alone again? Savannah thought their love was infinite and indestructible. After everything they’ve been through, how can they wade through the past and believe in their love? Will Savannah and Kayden get their happily every after, or will the past jeopardize their future? Only a special kind of love can survive the trials and tribulations life tosses in your way. Is Kayden and Savannah’s love strong enough to make it through the strongest of storms? Only time will tell.


COLLIN WADE THE MUSE FOR KAYDEN KNOX



ABOUT THE AUTHOR 


Amazon Bestselling Author and a mother of 3 wonderful kids. Madison 9 Bailey 5 and Finn 2. I run a successful online boutique, Bailey Booper’s Boutique; many of my items featured on Teen Mom 2. I live in a small town in NY with my husband of 10 years, enjoying my happily ever after. My perfect day is spending time at the beach, I love the Ocean. I’m an outdoorsy type of girl; every chance I get I’m outside walking or running around with my kids.

I have been writing for as long as I can remember but I finally decide to peruse my dreams of sharing my stories with the world when I published my first Novel Irresistible Desire back in March 2013.


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