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Life After Death by TJ Graham – Book Review

Life After Death by TJ Graham is a story of a woman named Mackenzie Hill. Inspite of the recent death of her loving husband, she works hard to win a journalism award and raises three kids alone. She continues missing her husband. Sex crimes detective Keith Wilson is attracted towards Mackenzie. Though she rejects his invitations on a dinner date initially, she gives in but they part ways due to some differences. Dr. Andre Lang is a doctor who moves to Atlants to start afresh after the terrible murder of his wife and daughter. Mackenzie falls in love with Andre after few meetings. Little did Andre know that his past has never left him alone and now that the killer of his wife and daughter is after Mackenzie and her daughter.

The story is about the turn of events and if and how Andre saves Mackenzie from the killer. The story is engaging. Mackenzie’s character is very well built. I personally didn’t like the ending but after all, not all love stories have a happy ending, right?

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Inebriated by Katie Taylor – Release Blitz

Title: Inebriated
Author: Katey Taylor
Genre: Young Adult Romance
Release Date: February 26, 2019
Cover Designer: RMGraphX
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Barely seventeen and as pretty as can be: the summer is their playground. Cait and her best friends Steph and Allie take on San Francisco’s party scene with fake IDs and short dresses. 
When Cait meets Adrien Cross, the charismatic lead singer of her favorite indie band, she’s introduced to a hedonistic world of liquor and lust that she never wants to leave. But then that world spirals out of control and the harsh realities of reckless living take a toll on Cait and the ones she loves. What will be left when the makeup masks wash off, the bottles are empty, and Cait begins to lose her grip on everything? 
Katey Taylor’s heart-wrenching debut novel will have you strapped into the intense rollercoaster ride of Cait’s life and one chaotic summer that will change it all. 
Katey Taylor is the author behind the emotionally wrenching Young Adult Novel Inebriated. Katey’s passion for storytelling stemmed not long after she first learned to write with a pencil. Every story she writes is infused with a piece of her heart and her absolute muses of music and travel. She’s a San Francisco Bay Area native living in a house that sits on a bayside lagoon with her husband and two cats. Follow Katey on Instagram @kateyltaylor or visit www.kateytaylor.com.
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The Preacher’s Bride by Theresa Oliver – Release Blitz

Author: Theresa Oliver
Title: The Preacher’s Bride
Series: Whiskey River Brides, #4
Genre: Historical Romance
Release Date: February 23, 2019
Publisher: Hot Tree Publishing
Cover Designer: RMGraphX
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She’s looking for companionship and dreams of love. He’s loved and lost, and isn’t looking for a replacement to fill his heart. Mia and Caleb discover that there are many types of love, but can they find it in each other or will they lose it forever?

Haunted by the ghosts of his past, Caleb Henley is in trouble. As the preacher of the congregation of Whiskey River, he finds himself with two small children alone, caring for his farm, and attending to the needs of his congregation a near impossibility. With no other options in sight, he decides to take a wife.

In financial trouble and lonely, Mia Flynn agrees to marry Caleb, knowing he only wants a housekeeper and a babysitter to care for his children and not a real wife. However, she hasn’t given up on the dream of falling in love one day. But can Caleb open his heart and let love in?

Join Mia, Caleb, and all your favorite citizens of Whiskey River as love takes the reins in this all-new romantic adventure!

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An educator, writer, mother, and free spirit, Theresa Oliver’s love affair with the written word has spanned decades. An Indiana native, Theresa began the foundation of her writing career as a child. Her love of reading, writing, and creative expression guided her to seek a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, News Editorial sequence, from the University of Tennessee at Martin; and then continued on to earn a Master of Arts in Teaching degree, Early Childhood Education sequence, from Armstrong Atlantic State University. 
Her foundational experiences in childhood led her to want to create meaningful, positive experiences with reading and writing for future generations, and inspire the same love of creative expression that has been such a rewarding force behind her career and life. 
Theresa has dedicated her life to the world of writing and the creation of novels that span all levels and genres. First and foremost a mother, her greatest loves are her three beautiful boys, to whom she dedicates the success and longevity of her prolific career. Theresa currently resides in Kissimmee, Florida with her beloved husband and children.
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Hearts Abroad by Skye McNeil – Book Tour

Author: Skye McNeil
Title: Hearts Abroad
Series: Atlas, book 1
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: February 2, 2019
Publisher: Hot Tree Publishing
Cover Designer: Claire Smith
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When a fun-loving American nanny turns a millionaire British single dad’s world upside down, it’s inevitable life is going to get complicated.

Taking a break from screenwriting in New York City, Londyn Bellerose takes a nannying job in Colorado to get away from the hubbub. A summer to live without regrets is all she wants. While her boss is British, gorgeous, and a millionaire, he has no clue how to have fun. Determined to mend the relationship between father and daughters, Londyn doesn’t expect to fall for the museum curator.

Londyn is American and everything Callum Archer swore to never fall for again. With her carefree spirit and energetic smile, she’s perfect to nanny Callum’s two daughters. The problem is she’s also perfect for him. She’s sassy, musical, and tends to speak her mind more than she means to.

When old history and new dreams threaten her happily ever after, will Londyn and Callum’s love survive?

Hearts Abroad is book one in Skye McNeil’s contemporary romance series, Atlas. Each book contains a millionaire to envy, snort-worthy comedy, and visits to many beautiful cities in the world. Yes, all of that, plus each novel ends with a fabulous HEA.

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        After rummaging through her bag, Londyn settled on a black hooded sweatshirt with a penguin playing hockey on the front. One look in the mirror and she was good to go.
Her long braid, courtesy of Bailey and Bethany, swished behind her back as she ambled down the hallways, passing closed doors along her way. One of these days, I need to check these all out. Retrieving a slip of paper from her pocket, she studied it. Alfred had been kind enough to draw her a rough map of the estate, so she followed his directions until she reached a brightly lit formal dining room.
Stepping inside, she caught sight of Callum at the head of the table. Though he’d changed into slacks, a button-up shirt, and wore a different tie, he still looked ready to give a seminar about modern art. The spread on the table looked scrumptious, and her stomach growled in response. She hadn’t eaten since that morning, a mistake she wasn’t used to making.
“Oh, um, I didn’t know we dressed up for dinner,” she said, taking a seat between the girls. “Whoops.”
Bailey patted her hand. “It’s all right. Daddy likes to look nice all the time.”
Ouch. She smiled at the cutie in the same blue outfit as earlier. Even that looked dressy compared to her attire. “I guess I’m used to going with the flow. Abi and I never dress up for anything, much less dinner.”
“And Abi is your girlfriend? Or is it life partner or wife?” Callum’s accented voice asked, startling her. “I never remember which is politically correct these days.” 
Londyn shook her head. She hadn’t thought he was paying attention. “Oh no. I mean, she’s a girl who’s a friend—er, I mean she’s my best friend and we live together.” Her face was on fire. She’d never felt like she had to explain her situation before. 
“Ah, I see. That’s nice. Our last nanny eloped with her girlfriend after being together for twenty years. Perhaps you and Abi are the same?” Callum’s face was pinched in question, awaiting her fumbling reply. 
“No, nothing like that. I like guys,” she finally blurted, clearing the air.
Bailey giggled and clapped, while Bethany bit into a roll as if she was bored with the conversation.
Looking over, Londyn managed to catch a small smirk on Callum’s face before he masked it.
“Good to know,” he murmured, picking up a fork. “Wouldn’t want there to be any confusion there.”
Suddenly warm, she tore off her hoodie. It wasn’t until Bethany’s mouth dropped open and the roll fell out that she remembered she’d forgotten to put on a shirt underneath, too distracted with Abi’s talk of sex and kissing.
Gaze swiveling to Callum, she found the hue in his brown eyes darkened, his expression suddenly undiscernible. 
“My, my, I wasn’t informed you were a burlesque dancer as well,” a new voice clipped.
“Shit!” Londyn scrambled for the hoodie she now swore would be the death of her and yanked it on. “I, um—”
“Mary Archer,” the woman said, taking her seat to Callum’s left. “We spoke the other day on Skype.” Her brown eyes grazed over Londyn. “You had on more clothes then.”
Heat crept up Londyn’s neck and face until she wanted to rip the sweatshirt in two. “Yes, glad to meet you in person.”
Mary ignored her and turned her attention to the meal. “Ah, my favorite. Lamb stew. How’d you know?”
Callum took a sip of red wine. “I didn’t. You made the menu, Mother.”
Londyn bit back a smirk, but the girls openly giggled.
An hour later, Bailey and Bethany gave Londyn the grand tour of Archer House. She met the cook, Gloria, who happened to be Alfred’s wife, learned that Alfred’s name was actually Lionel Alfred, and discovered her new favorite spot in the house.
“Come on, Londyn. Let’s swim,” Bethany suggested, running toward the natatorium.
Stepping through the glass doors, Londyn bit her lip to keep from screaming with joy. With a retractable roof and walls, the pool could be both indoor and outdoor. She was officially in love.
“You don’t have a swim suit on,” she reminded the girl.
Bethany frowned. “True. How about we swim tomorrow? Daddy makes us take lessons each afternoon. I can show you what I know. I’m great at swimming underwater.”
Bailey tugged on her pants. “Me too, me too!”
Nodding, she walked to the glass walls. There was a perfect view of the mountains with enough privacy from the trees. There was no way the spot could be more serene.
“Sounds good to me.” She took both their hands. “I was a swimmer in high school, so maybe I can teach you a thing or two.”
Bailey jumped up and down while Bethany bobbed her head in agreement. The summer wouldn’t be too bad if there was a pool to swim laps in.
“Let’s go build a fort,” she said, racing for the door. She desperately needed to let off a little steam after the dinner fiasco. Both girls squealed in delight and followed her. 
Yeah, she would definitely enjoy her time at Archer House, with or without a summer fling.

Atlas, book 2
Oceans Away
Releases July 13, 2019
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Skye McNeil began writing at the age of seventeen and has been lost in a love affair ever since. During the day, she moonlights as a paralegal at a law firm favouring criminal law.
Skye enjoys writing romantic comedies and cozy mysteries novels that leave readers wanting more and falling in love over and over. She writes contemporary and historical novels ranging from sweet and sassy to steamy and sultry.
Her constant writing companions are two cats and two dogs. When she’s not writing, Skye enjoys spending time with family, photography, volleyball, traveling, and curling up with a cup of coffee and reading.
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Heart Strings by Donna Hatch – Valentine Countdown Blitz

Donna Hatch is the author of the best-selling “Rogue Hearts Series,” and a winner of writing awards such as The Golden Quill and the International Digital Award. A hopeless romantic and adventurer at heart, she discovered her writing passion at the tender age of 8 and has been listening to those voices ever since. She has become a sought-after workshop presenter, and also juggles freelance editing, multiple volunteer positions, and most of all, her six children (seven, counting her husband). A native of Arizona who recently transplanted to the Pacific Northwest, she and her husband of over twenty years are living proof that there really is a happily ever after.

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Fleeing an unwanted engagement, a young harpist follows her music passion to London. Becoming entangled with a handsome violinist who seems too aristocratic for a working-class musician may be more problematic than dodging her erstwhile fiancé, sleeping in the streets, or staying alive when a madman targets her for murder.

Q&A With the Author:
1.     Tell us about things you enjoy — what you do for fun or personal satisfaction besides writing? I love to sing, ballroom dance, go for walks, try out new recipes, watch historical movies and romantic comedies, and read (for pleasure–not just for research).
2.     When did you first realize you were an author?  I have always liked to write but didn’t consider myself a “real” author until I got published. Now, I wish I’d realized that I was a “real” author the moment I finished a rough draft or decided to get published someday.  
3.     Have you done anything writing-related, but besides actually writing your books, that seemed to get a lot of positive response? Something that encouraged you? My blogs get a lot of good feedback because they are primarily dedicated to sharing historical research, but the most positive thing I do is teach writers’ workshops. One that I recently taught was Dressing the Regency Lady. It was a lot of fun to cover everything from the unmentionable to the hats and I had a live model that I dressed.
4.     What is the thing you struggle with the most while writing? And how do you defeat it? Self-doubt is constant and I’m not sure there is a way to defeat it–mostly I fight it back each day by writing despite those doubts. Reviewing my goals and the reasons for my goals helps, as does reciting my mantra: I write because I must…because I can’t NOT write. 
5.     What is the “message” of your writing? To write beautiful, inspiring stories that give readers hope for a better tomorrow and restore faith in that elusive happily ever after.
6.     Are your characters/stories/scenes, etc. based on anything in real life? The emotions and values come straight from my heart, but all the events and characters are purely fictional.
  
7.     What are your future projects? I’m working on a rough draft of book 5 of the Rogue Hearts series and plotting several others that I plan to write.


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