Author on Author Book Review ~ "Truth" (Finding Anna #3) by @Sherri_Hayes

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Get caught up on the series before the release of Book 4 Spring of 2014!

Stephan has lived the lifestyle of a Dominant for five years. After several rebellious teenage years, it gave him the stability and control he had been seeking after his parent’s death.

As president of a not-for-profit foundation, he knows what his future holds and what he wants out of life. All that changes when a simple lunch with his college friend and Mentor, Daren, leads him to buying a slave.

Thrust into a situation he never thought he’d be in, Stephan can’t walk away. He is compelled to help this girl in the only way he knows how.

Brianna knows only one thing, she is a slave. She has nothing. She is nothing.

Can Stephan help Brianna realize that she is much more than just a Slave?





As Brianna comes to terms with the realization that she is no longer a slave, she must figure out what she wants for her life. Forgetting her past isn’t an option. It is an integral part of who she is now, and it will forever shape her view of life. The one thing she knows is that she cannot imagine her life without the man who saved her, but can she be what he needs? 
Stephan never imagined falling in love with the woman he rescued, but the thought of her no longer being part of his life is physically painful. The scars from her past continue to haunt her, and he is helpless to stop them. All he can do is try to help her work through the traumas of her past. Can he be everything she needs and help her move on?
The two must figure out how to navigate not only their relationship with each other, but also the outside world. A friend from Brianna’s past shows up where she least expects them, and Uncle Richard continues to enforce his well-meaning agenda to get Brianna more traditional help. As forces, both friend and foe, threaten to tear them apart, Stephan and Brianna have to navigate the turbulent waters and find what they need in each other.



For the last two months, Brianna has discovered something she never thought she would again. Hope. After the horror of being Ian’s slave for ten months, a fate she never imagined she’d escape, it feels as if she is living a dream. She has freedom she hadn’t expected to have again, and she wakes up every morning not fearing what the day will bring.

There is also Stephan. The man who saved her from the daily torture she had to endure at the hands of Ian and his friends. The same man who makes her heart race with just the thought of him. Life is good.

Outside forces are determined to conspire against them, however. When Brianna’s father shows up on her doorstep, it sends her world spiraling out of control. He brings with him new information about how Brianna ended up in Ian’s clutches, but will it make a difference? Will Stephan be able to find a way to make Ian pay for all he made Brianna suffer?

As Brianna and Stephan try to find out the truth, their relationship is tested. She is forced to face her past head on and deal with the ugly reality of what happened to her. Will Stephan’s love be enough to see her through her newest challenge, or will the fragile trust they’ve built come crumbling down around them as the truth makes itself known.

Truth (Finding Anna #3)

Truth picks up right where Need left off with the reemergence of Brianna's father, John. Her world is tipped on it's axis once again as John's presence presents even more problems. When Brianna has a problem, it automatically becomes Stephan's as well.

Brianna faces hurdle after hurdle. At several points in the novel, I wasn't sure how she would be able to pull herself out. It seemed that the poor girl could not catch a break. Hayes was able to write such an accurate portrayal of a young woman attempting to break free from the violence forced upon her. She learned to take that horrible experience and bring about a loving relationship with Stephan.

Stephan faces his own demons in this installment. With everything Brianna is dealing with, he has the added responsibility of running his company and finding a way to make the man who tortured Brianna pay. Stephan is written as such a complex character, not as one might expect of a Dom persona. He is firm in his assignments with Brianna, yet loving with her body and her soul.

I applaud Hayes on her ability to keep the series moving with an intricate storyline intending to entertain, educate, and titillate the reader. I felt a genuine connection with both Stephan and Brianna as their lives began to spin out of control.

I knew going into this novel, there would be one more in the series. If I had the ability to fast forward to the release of the next book, I would. I NEED to know what happens next. The ending of this book left me panting for more. I eagerly await the conclusion to this phenomenal series.

Thank you to Sherri Hayes, Jitterbug PR, and The Writer's Coffee Shop Publishing House for providing me with a copy of this novel in exchange for an honest review.


Sherri is the author of six novels: Hidden Threat, Slave (Finding Anna Book 1), Need (Finding Anna Book 2), Truth (Finding Anna Book 3), Behind Closed Doors  and Red Zone (Daniels Brothers’ Novels), and a short story, A Christmas Proposal. She lives in central Ohio with her husband and three cats. Her mother fostered her love for books by reading to Sherri when she was a child. Stories have been floating around in her head for as long as she can remember, but she didn’t start writing them down until five years ago. It has become a creative outlet that allows her to explore a wide range of emotions while having fun taking her characters through all the twists and turns she can create. When she’s not writing, she can usually be found helping her husband in his woodworking shop.










Happy Release Day, Amber L. Johnson! "Where We Fell" is available now. #Giveaway

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Amber L. Johnson's WHERE WE FELL is LIVE on Amazon!



It is October 28th. You can finally get your e-book copy of the debut New Adult novella by Amber L. Johnson, WHERE WE FELL.


Early  praise for WHERE WE FELL:  


"a well written, emotionally uplifting, and honest story" -Stephanie on Goodreads                          


"Amber L. Johnson is one of the brightest new authors on the horizon." - Author Sydney Logan


"It may be short story, but definitely a powerful one." -Lucia @ Reading is My Breathing



(Synopsis)
Oliver Bishop is having a seriously bad day. With one diagnosis, his life suddenly has an expiration date. Confused about the numbness he has to the idea of it, he unwittingly puts himself directly in the sights of a girl that just may give him a reason to fight - and to live.


Blog Tour Schedule:


Monday October 21
Reading is My Breathing - REVIEW
Reading My Escape - BOOK SPOTLIGHT

Tuesday October 22
A Country Girl's Book Reviews - AUTHOR INTERVIEW

Wednesday October 23
Italian Brat's Obsessions - BOOK SPOTLIGHT
Sarah Aisling - AUTHOR INTERVIEW

Thursday October 24
First Page to the Last - BOOK SPOTLIGHT
Mystical Lit Lounge - AUTHOR GUEST POST - Self Publishing and Plagiarism

Friday October 25
Lisa Bilbrey - REVIEW
Lindsey Gray - REVIEW

Saturday October 26
FicWishes - PLAYLIST
TM Franklin - BOOK SPOTLIGHT

Sunday October 27
Fandom Fanatic - AUTHOR GUEST POST - Writing  from a male point of view
The Blonde Mark - REVIEW

Monday October 28 - Release Day
Sydney Logan - AUTHOR INTERVIEW
FicWishes - EXCERPT
Fandom Fanatic - EXCERPT
First Page to the Last - EXCERPT




About Amber L. Johnson:
Amber is a full time mom, full time wife, is employed full time, and writes when she can. She believes in Happily Ever Afters that occur every day - despite the obstacles that real life serves up on a regular basis. Or perhaps they're sweeter simply because of them. She always has 2 rubber bands on her wrist, a song in her head, and too much creamer in her coffee cup that reads 'Cocoa' - because she's a rebel. If she's not at her desk, with her boys, or behind the computer, she's supporting live music with her arms raised above her head and eyes closed, waiting for the drop.



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Sneak Peek Sunday ~ "Hidden Threat" by @Sherri_Hayes

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Cali Stanton has one goal in life, being a doctor. She does not intend to run the family business. But when her father gets injured and tells her that she’s the only one he trusts, Cali finds herself behind his desk at Stanton Enterprises.

Matthew Andersen and his brother Jason have spent the last two years managing security at Stanton Enterprises. But when someone threatens the company and its CEO, challenging Matthew’s abilities, what seems like an easy task, becomes a big problem.

Cali and Matthew must fight their growing attraction for each other to avoid a potentially damaging office romance. As the threats continue, they must work together to keep the company running and discover who is behind the threats.

But when things escalate to violence and Cali becomes the latest target, things get personal. Can Matthew find the Hidden Threat before it’s too late?




Three o’clock rolled around, and a knock sounded on Matthew’s door. He’d been staring at his phone for the last ten minutes trying to come up with an excuse to cancel his meeting with Cali Stanton today. The problem was there wasn’t a valid reason.

The knock came again, but louder this time. It could only be one person, and he knew if he didn’t respond this time, Jason would just come in anyway. “Come in,” Matthew said without enthusiasm.

Seconds later Jason was through the door and standing in front of him, hands on his hips.

Matthew stared up at his brother. “What?”

“What?” Jason said, clearly unable to believe what he was both seeing and hearing. “What? Matthew you’re supposed to be upstairs right now for your weekly briefing. You’re still here. Why?”

Matthew’s mind was scrambling for an answer, but he didn’t come up with one fast enough to suit Jason.

“What is going on? You haven’t been yourself for days, and now you’re missing meetings? This isn’t like you.”

He didn’t need Jason to tell him he wasn’t himself---he knew that already. “I’ve just had a lot of things on my mind lately.” Grabbing on to the first thing he could think of besides seeing Cali again, he said, “I talked to Martinez. The tape was tampered with.”

It took Jason only a second to fully grasp that information. “Who?”

Matthew nervously tapped his fingers on his desktop as he glanced back to his computer screen. “I don’t know, but we have to figure it out. Until we do, we can’t trust anyone.”

Jason nodded. “What do you need me to do?”

This was a strategic move, and one that Jason would always defer to his younger brother. “I need to think.” After another minute, Matthew came up with an idea, not one to solve the mystery of the security tape, but one to solve his more immediate problem. He looked up at his brother. “Do you think you could cover the meeting for me today? I’d like to pick up that tape this afternoon and take a look at it myself.”

“Yeah. Sure,” Jason said. “I’ll take care of it.”

As Jason left the room, Matthew took one last look at the computer screen and the flashing message reminding him about the meeting he’d just handed off to Jason. Matthew wouldn’t see her today. He’d stick with his plan. He could do this. Space. That’s what he needed—just a little time and space—then all would be normal again.

Grabbing his jacket, he was out the door.


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About The Author
Sherri spent most of her childhood detesting English class. It was one of her least favorite subjects because she never seemed to fit into the standard mold. She wasn't good at spelling, or following grammar rules, and outlines made her head spin. For that reason, Sherri never imagined becoming an author.
At the age of thirty, all of that changed. After getting frustrated with the direction a television show was taking two of its characters, Sherri decided to try her hand at writing an alternate ending, and give the characters their happily ever after. By the time the story finished, it was one of the top ten read stories on the site, and her readers were encouraging her to write more.
Six years later, Sherri is the author of six full-length novels, and one short story. Writing has become a creative outlet for Sherri that allows her to explore a wide range of emotions, while having fun taking her characters through all the twists and turns she can create. She is most well known for her Finding Anna Series about a young woman rescued from being a sex slave by a wealthy Dominant. The third book in that series, Truth, released July 25, 2013.






Author on Author Book Review ~ "Where We Fell" by Amber L. Johnson

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Oliver Bishop is having a seriously bad day. With one diagnosis, his life suddenly has an expiration date. Confused about the numbness he has to the idea of it, he unwittingly puts himself directly in the sights of a girl that just may give him a reason to fight - and to live.

Where We Fell will be available October 28th, 2013.





When Oliver Bishop is diagnosed with Lymphoma just days before his high school graduation, he fears his life is over. A run in with Hannah, a girl just a year older, gives him something to live for.

This was a different experience for me to read a first person narrative from a male teenager’s point of view. I had conflicting emotions as I read each page. The wonder of falling in love along with the angst of standing on death’s doorstep.

Unfortunately, I have personally seen children struggling with cancer. Some who’ve won the fight and others who’ve lost. Johnson gives a completely precise depiction of the trials of the treatment process.

By the title alone, I would have never guessed the content of this story, yet I believe it was the perfect choice. When you think the moments you have left are numbered, it is important to remember every single one. Hannah is positive Oliver will pull through and gives him the tools to document his treatment. She believes he will look back on that time in his life and know the strength he has inside of him. Along with his strength during his treatment, Oliver also records the stages in which he fell in love with Hannah down to the exact moment.

While you may shed some tears reading this incredible story, the journey to the end is defiantly worth it.

Thank you to Amber L. Johnson for providing me with a copy of Where We Fell in exchange for a honest review.


Amber is a full time mom, full time wife, is employed full time, and writes when she can. She believes in Happily Ever Afters that occur every day - despite the obstacles that real life serves up on a regular basis. Or perhaps they're sweeter simply because of them. She always has 2 rubber bands on her wrist, a song in her head, and too much creamer in her coffee cup that reads 'Cocoa' - because she's a rebel. If she's not at her desk, with her boys, or behind the computer, she's supporting live music with her arms raised above her head and eyes closed, waiting for the drop.





Feeding My Kindle with a little Pemberley Digital

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I hope you all liked my finds last week, especially The Lizzie Bennet Diaries. I can't even begin to express how much I love this concept. More on that at the end of this post. Let's talk books!

A Stranger in WynnedowerIn the mood for a mystery? Rachel travels to Wynnedower Mansion in Virginia when her brother stops answering her calls. She finds ill-tempered owner, Jack, instead. The search for a brother begins.
Never a Mistress, No Longer a Maid (Kellington, #1)When Lady Jane saves Lord Edward behind enemy lines at the Battle of Waterloo, an everlasting bond is formed. Seven years later, Lord Edward is contemplating marriage and has come to call on the family of his almost intended. He's more than a little surprised to find Lady Jane tending to the town folk as an unofficial surgeon.
Free to LoveJoanna is struggling to move on a year after her fire fighter husband died while fighting a house fire. She's moved to a new town, taken a new job, and is renovating a new home. When her husband's brother, Austin, visits and offers to stay to help, she's not sure what to make of it. She wonders if his presence is comforting because of who he is or how much he reminds her of her husband.
The Seduction of Lady Phoebe (The Marriage Game, #1)Lady Phoebe knows exactly what men want and she isn't about to give in to their whims. Her feisty temperament and whit are a product of a broken heart. Lord Finley finds Phoebe when he returns to England with the hope of piecing her heart back together while trying to hide he was the man who broke it in the first place.
The Grave BloggerWhen true crime blogger, Raya, visits a small town in Louisiana to research the Bayou Family Slaughter case, macabre memories resurface. Determined to find out the truth, she recruits Detective Nick Simoneaux. When mysteries of her own past collide with the case, her own life is threatened to end in the way lives end in so many of the cases she researches.
Cowboy Heat (Hell Yeah!, #1)Aron has sworn off women for anything except sex. Libby arrives on his ranch thinking she only has a few months left to live and is instantly attracted to Aron. He fights the desire, but when he hears her calling his name in pleasure, he can't stay away.



Seducing an HeiressDakota runs away from her father and everything he stands for. After starting a new life and changing her appearance, she is taken back when her father's go-to-guy, Trey, walks into her resteraunt. Trey has his reasons for doing the dirty work, but he never expects to fall for the runaway heiress.






For you Kindle Fire users, find your YouTube app and subscribe to Pemberley Digital. The creators are not only the geniuses behind The Lizzie Bennet Diaries and Welcome to Sanditon, they have taken on another Austen classic with Emma Approved. This series is modern matchmaker Emma's turn in front of the webcam. Emma along with her business partner, Alex, are on the verge of making their 20th perfect match. Things might not head to the alter for Ryan and Annie so Emma takes it upon herself to make sure her perfect streak is not broken. Check out the first four episodes of Emma Approved on YouTube today.




Sneak Peek Sunday ~ "The Gaurdians" by @TM_Franklin

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Today, a little something different - an actual peek inside T.M. Franklin's copy of The Guardians, which releases November 7th!


Want to read more? Well, it's available NOW for PRE-ORDER!!

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(Coming soon for Kindle & iTunes)
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You can also pre-order a signed copy of either MORE or The Guardians (or both, at a discount) on T.M. Franklin's web site. Quantities are limited.
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And mark your calendars for The Guardians Release Celebration, starting October 25th at The Book Spot in Round Rock, Texas and including the Texas Book Festival in Austin, NW Book Fest in Kirkland, WA and a release party at Barnes & Noble in Kennewick, WA. T.M. Franklin will be on hand to sign copies of MORE and The Guardians at all of the events, so stop by if you're in the area. Get more details on any of the events HERE.
There will also be a big Facebook/Twitter party ALL DAY on RELEASE DAY, November 7th. Join the Facebook party HERE, and follow T.M. Franklin on Twitter (@TM_Franklin) for a chance to meet some new authors, win eBooks, gift cards, & swag, and have a lot of fun!
Hope to see you there!