Month: October 2016

The Sunshine Blogger Award

I wish to thank My Valiant Soul for nominating me. Do visit her amazing blog at https://myvaliantsoulcom.wordpress.com

RULES:

  • Thank the person who nominated you.
  • Answer questions from the person who nominated you.
  • Nominate other bloggers for this award.
  • Write same amount of questions for the bloggers you have nominated.
  • Notify the bloggers you have nominated.

The questions asked:

1) What inspired you to initiate blogging?

Okay…. I wanted to write for on of the beauty blogs, but the one I applied to didn’t hire me so I ended up opening this blog, as I wanted to start a beauty blog of my own. But then…hmm…..the poet and storyteller in me peeped out.

2) What is the craziest experience of your life?

Yet to experience!

3) What kind of blogs do you enjoy reading?

Poetry, book reviews, short stories and lifestyle blogs

4) Name an animal you relate to yourself and why?

Caterpillar. I know it’s not a animal, but I kind of associate myself with it. Read this poem I am tired of this place, you would know why.

5) Name the movie you liked from the adaptations of book?

2 States

6) Do you believe in love at first sight?

Yes, I do.

7) The best place you have visited?

Kashmir.

8) Are you a emotional person?

Yes, I am. Like not too emotional, but ya you would see me crying like crazy when someone dies in a movie I am watching.

9) What is your interpretation of being in love?

Having someone to share your heart’s contents with.😊

10) Do you like reading novels? If yes, then what genres?

I love reading novels. I like reading crime novels with inbuilt concepts of romance, love and infedelity.

My questions:

  1. What inspired you to initiate blogging?
  2. What do you love doing the most?
  3. How do you feel when you are in love?
  4. If you are allowed to make only one call, then whom would you call?
  5. What do you do when you feel depressed?
  6. List the places you love visiting again and again.
  7. What is your favourite movie?
  8. Name a novel that you wanted to be in.
  9. Who is your role model?
  10. What kinds of blogs do you love reading?

The nominees:


The Breakup Support Group- Cover reveal

BOOK AND AUTHOR INFO:

The Breakup Support Group 
by Cheyanne Young 

Published
by: Swoon Romance

Publication
date: November 22nd 2016

Genres
: Contemporary, Young Adult

Synopsis:

After four years of first love bliss, Isla Rush just got dumped.

Any hope she has of winning her ex-boyfriend back is shattered when the town rezones her neighborhood, forcing her to spend senior year at a wealthy high school in the next town over.

With a broken heart consuming her soul, Isla can’t focus on anything, except maybe Emory Underwood—a ridiculously hot guy who dates a new girl almost every day. She can’t help but crush on him, even though it’s wrong.

When memories of her ex make her cry in second period, the school counselor sends Isla to a club that meets during lunch. The Break-Up Support Group is a collection of broken-hearted misfits who are all helping each other heal.

Just when Isla’s heart is finally on the mend, Emory shows up, forced to atone for all the broken hearts he’s caused over the years. While hiding her massive crush, she helps him understand the seriousness of breaking a heart.

In turn, Emory offers to help Isla get back on the dating scene by agreeing to be her fake date for the homecoming dance. Isla gladly accepts the ruse, because if anyone can make her into a desirable girlfriend, Emory can! There’s just one small problem.

Isla’s little crush on Emory might be exactly full blown. And a homecoming fake date with him could push her over the edge to possibly uttering the “L Word!”

Isla can’t afford another heartbreak so soon after the last one. She will have to resist his charms, refuse to look into those dreamy eyes, and above all else, not make the mistake of letting him kiss her.

If only she hadn’t let her guard down at the end of the night, under the light of her porch in a toe-curling kiss moment of weakness. And now, after months of Break-Up Support Group therapy, and with a heart fully on the mend, Isla has just handed it over to a guy who knows full well just how to break it.

Will this smoke result in another heartbreak?

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/31697039-the-breakup-support-group?ac=1&from_search=true

Pre-order: https://www.amazon.com/Breakup-Support-Group-Cheyanne-Young-ebook/dp/B01LVZ4TQO

AUTHOR BIO:

Cheyanne Young is a native Texan with a fear of cold weather and a coffee addiction that probably needs an intervention. She loves books, sarcasm, and collecting nail polish. After nearly a decade of working in engineering, Cheyanne now writes books for young adults and is the author of the City of Legends Trilogy. She doesn’t miss a cubicle one bit.

Cheyanne lives near the beach with her daughter and husband, one spoiled rotten puppy, and a cat that is most likely plotting to take over the world.

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But…….

How it ended abruptly,

I don’t know.

How I missed those signals,

Failed to realise those indications,

That had clearly foretold it’s end,

I don’t know.

I expected a lot from it,

I desired it to change my life,

But…….

As they went by

So she banned,

Negative thoughts circling her,

The anxiety taking over her,

Over thinking,

And her fear of future.

She gave life a chance,

To unfold it’s mystery,

And let her tackle it,

when it comes,

So that she could relish each day,

Each moment,

As they went by.

A Tiny Tale

A tiny beating heart in a corner of my body, desired for fulfillment and waited for love. Then you came, you held me close, kissed me long, touched my bare body and penetrated my soul. You sealed up those broken pieces, you stitched my heart into a whole. My soul intermingled with yours, your hug, became a paradise to me. And then everything changed, you drifted away. I waited for you to come. Tears escaping my eyes drenched my pillow, volume of my music player hiked and thoughts of us meeting again, filled my mind. But still no sign of you.

Like a cold breeze ruffling through my hair, you had come, made me happy, lifted me up, but then you left. I remained all alone in this world, with my tears and my own shoulders to lean on.

P.s in response to the daily prompt transformation, as the protagonist transformed from a girl with a broken heart, but again went back to being the same.

Marry Me Mad- Book Blitz

Author & Book Details:

Marry Me Mad 
by Katy Regnery 
(The Rousseaus, #2) 
Publication date: October 21st 2016
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance

Synopsis:

Did you fall in love with The English Brothers? Were you hot for the Winslows? Katy Regnery’s New York Times bestselling Blueberry Lane series continues with The Rousseau siblings in 2016!

For as long as Madeleine “Mad” Rousseau can remember, she’s been the “sweet” twin to her sister Jax’s “sassy.” But after an especially painful break-up, Mad decides she’s had enough of being sweet. Children’s librarian during the day, she begins visiting Philly’s seedier nightspots on a quest for adventure. When Cortlandt “Cort” Ambler, the ex-boyfriend of Mad’s sister, Jax, saves her from disaster on one such evening, an unlikely friendship is born between the rebellious librarian and the moonlighting pianist…and two broken hearts begin a journey toward being whole again.


The Excerpts:

EXCERPT #1:

“Hi.”

He turned to find Mad standing in the doorway of the small room holding a towel and dragged his eyes hungrily from her bare feet, over the lines of her comfy gray pants, to her soft-blue, scoop-necked T-shirt, ending at the shiny onyx waves of hair that framed her lovely face. 

His breath caught as he stared into her eyes, recognizing the girl he’d known in the mouth-watering body of the full-grown woman before him and feeling blessed beyond measure to have this glimpse of her that he suspected few were privy to: Mad Rousseau without the heels and chignon—heart-stoppingly beautiful and utterly captivating au natural.

He cleared his throat and she grimaced, dropping her eyes to her toes and the towel to the arm of the sofa. 

“I’ll get us some tea,” she murmured, slipping away in a hurry.

Cort stared at the space she’d vacated so quickly, feeling confused, wondering what the heck had just happened. Why had she grimaced? Why had she looked…disappointed? Picking up the towel as he followed her to the kitchen, he pushed open the swing door and stood just inside of it, scrubbing the rainwater from his hair as he watched her work in the small space. She finished filling a kettle with water and placed it on the stove, finally glancing up at him sheepishly.

“Not a good look for me,” she said softly, standing up on her tiptoes to open a cabinet over the microwave. “I’ve already been told. Multiple times.”

“I’m sorry…you’ve been told what exactly?” he asked. He looped the towel around his neck and stepped toward her, reaching over her head for the mugs she wanted. He held them out to her, and she flicked her glance to them before gesturing to her clothes.

“That I can do better than sweats and a T-shirt.” She shrugged. “But I was wet and cold and tired. I didn’t feel like putting on another outfit, so I—”

“I’m sorry. Wait a minute,” he said, putting the mugs down on the counter and staring at her in disbelief. “Are you apologizing to me for the clothes you’re wearing?”

She gestured helplessly with one hand. “I saw the way you looked at me.”

“Baby,” he said, reaching out to touch the soft-blue fabric covering her shoulder and running his fingers over the small sleeve of the T-shirt, then down the length of her arm, “you look good enough to eat. You look beautiful. And anyone who thinks different is a blind fucking lunatic.”

“Cort,” she gasped, her eyes softening as she stared up at him.

“I’m serious. The pencil skirt and fancy hair? Gorgeous. Sure. But this?” He let his eyes roam slowly, intently over her form, pausing at the luscious mounds of her breasts before stopping at her lips as his fingers threaded through hers. “This is you, Mad. And you’re…” He shook his head looking for the right words, but only one circled around and around in his head. “Baby, you’re music.”

EXCERPT #3

He saw her before she saw him, and for a second, just a split second, the whole world paused as he waited for her to turn, to find him, to nail and level him with those bright-green eyes. When she did—even prepared as he was—his breath caught, his heart stuttered, his very soul swept unrestrained from his person, seeking only to be bound to hers.

And if there had been any ambiguity about his feelings, about the profundity of his regard for her, or his desperate longing for her steady and unending residence in his life, all doubts were assuaged in that single second that tethered them back together. 

His feelings for her were forever.

Forever.

He was done.

Finished.

Finished with dating. Finished with looking at other women. Finished with a life that didn’t include Mad Rousseau. Like a snake that had been in the process of shedding its skin to make way for the new, Cort’s old life slipped from his being with a soft whoosh, and the only life left for him to live was one that he spent with Mad.

It wasn’t just that he was fiercely attracted to her or that he’d secretly loved her since childhood. It was that the universe felt wrong unless she was standing on this spinning planet beside him, within reach, her eyes seeking his, the fluttering heartbeat in her throat never more than a touch away.

The Giveaway:


Blitz-wide giveaway (US/CAN)

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Link to the books Goodreads page:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/26853603-marry-me-mad?ac=1&from_search=true


You can purchase the book through the following links:

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Marry-Me-Mad-Rousseaus-Blueberry-ebook/dp/B01IV0GEK0/

B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/marry-me-mad-the-rousseaus-2-katy-regnery/1122753306?ean=9781633920934

iBooks: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/book/marry-me-mad-the-rousseaus-2/id1047024890?mt=11

Kobo: https://store.kobobooks.com/en-ca/ebook/marry-me-mad-the-rousseaus-

 

Author’s bio:

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Katy Regnery started her writing career by enrolling in a short story class in January 2012. One year later, she signed her first contract and Katy’s first novel was published in September 2013. 

Twenty-five books later, Katy claims authorship of the multi-titled, New York Times and USA Today Blueberry Lane Series, which follows the English, Winslow, Rousseau, Story, and Ambler families of Philadelphia; the six-book, bestselling ~a modern fairytale~ series; and several other standalone novels and novellas.

Katy’s first modern fairytale romance, The Vixen and the Vet, was nominated for a RITA® in 2015 and won the 2015 Kindle Book Award for romance. Katy’s boxed set, The English Brothers Boxed Set, Books #1–4, hit the USA Today bestseller list in 2015, and her Christmas story, Marrying Mr. English, appeared on the list a week later. In May 2016, Katy’s Blueberry Lane collection, The Winslow Brothers Boxed Set, Books #1-4, became a New York Times E-book bestseller. 

In 2016, Katy signed a print-only agreement with Spencerhill Press. As a result, her Blueberry Lane paperback books will now be distributed to brick and mortar bookstores all over the United States.

Katy lives in the relative wilds of northern Fairfield County, Connecticut, where her writing room looks out at the woods, and her husband, two young children, two dogs, and one Blue Tonkinese kitten create just enough cheerful chaos to remind her that the very best love stories begin at home.

Author links:

http://katyregnery.com/

https://twitter.com/KatyRegnery

https://www.pinterest.com/katharineregner/

https://www.facebook.com/KatyRegnery

https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7211470.Katy_Regnery

P.s: my tiny effort to do something different.

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