Pieces of it All Book Blast

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On May  9, 2014 my author friend, Tracy Krimmer published her second book Pieces of it All. Here is the information about her book and more about her. Congratulations Tracy!!

 

Synopsis

An alcoholic. A scarred man. A thief.



Harvey, a twenty-two-year-old high school drop-out arrives home, a brief stint in rehab behind him and ready to start his life again. Then he meets Beth and her innocence and her desire to have it all capture him completely.



A girl on the cusp of womanhood. Determined. A bright future.



Beth, a recent high school graduate among the top in her class, can’t wait to get to college and fulfill her dreams. Then she meets Harvey and with his mysterious past, he stirs feelings in her she can’t ignore.

The chemistry between them is unmistakable but Harvey doesn’t trust easily and refuses to divulge his past to Beth though she wants to be a part of his future.

The pieces of their lives lie broken all around them, but can Harvey put his life back together and win Beth over before she begins her new life without him? And can Beth find the strength to become the woman she wants to be without sacrificing her integrity?

 

Author Bio

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Tracy Krimmer started writing in grade school. Poetry was her first love, and after writing a series of one and two page stories in her third grade Creative Writing notebook, she knew she had many stories to tell. After taking a break from writing, she finally re-discovered her spark in 2012.

Pieces of it All is her first New Adult Contemporary Romance, and she is working on two new books now. An avid reader, she picks up books from almost every genre, and explores many in her own works.

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/tkrimms
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/KrimmerAuthor
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7153703.Tracy_Krimmer
Website: http://www.tracykrimmer.com

 

Buy Links

Amazon: http://amzn.to/1kOt71L
Barnes & Noble: http://bit.ly/1hzsbMp
Kobo: http://bit.ly/1s6sqDL
iBooks: http://bit.ly/1fYq21T

 

Happy Reading and Writing,

Chineka

 

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Blog Award – Liebster Award

I was nominated for the liebster award by fellow author Michelle Abbott. I am honored that she nominated my blog, which is still growing.
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The Rules:

You must link back to the person who nominated you
You must answer the 11 questions given to you by the nominee before you
You must pick 11 nominees with under 200 (or 2000 if you want to) followers to answer your questions
You cannot nominate the person who nominated you
You must let the people you nominate know they have been nominated
Here are the questions Michelle asked me:
1)  What is your favourite genre to read? Why?
My favorite genre to read is Women’s Fiction. I love the themes of growth, friendship, and community that are throughout these types of books.
2)  Who is your current favourite author?
Currently my favorite author is Emily Giffin. She has a way with words that makes you want to keep reading until the last page.
3)  Do you prefer e-books, or paperbacks/hardbacks?
I prefer both, but nothing beats an old fashioned paperback/hardback book. I love e-books because they are easier to travel with and take with you on the go.
4)  Do you judge a book by it’s cover?
Yes I do and I also judge a book by it’s synopsis
5)  What’s your favourite drink?
Orange Juice
6)  What country are you from?
United States of America
7)  Would you change anything about yourself if you could?
I would want to be more trusting of others.
8)  What goal do you want to achieve this year?
I would like to write and publish my second book by the end of the year, while connecting with and gaining new readers for my current book, Love Illusion.
9)  What’s your favourite season and why?
My favorite season is Summer. I love warm weather and the fresh flowers that are so pretty.
10) What did you hope to achieve when you began blogging?
Through book reviews I wanted to share my love of reading with others and I wanted to give updates on my writing progress.
11) If you could have a superpower, what would it be?
I would want to  have a superpower of being able to read multiple books at one time.
Here are my nominees for the Liebster Award
Here are my questions for the above nominees
1) What was your motivation for starting your blog?
2) What have you gained from blogging?
3) Do you listen to audiobooks? If so what’s your favorite one?
4) When reading a book what are some things that you look for to classify it as a great read?
5) Do reviews sway your opinion on whether or not to read a book? Why or Why not?
6) What is your favorite book?
7) When is your favorite time of day to read?
8) Do you buy most of your books online or at a physical book store?
9) What is your favorite holiday and why?
10) What is your favorite thing to eat?
11) Do you prefer tea or coffee?
Happy Reading and Writing,
Chineka

Book Review: Friendship Bread by Darien Gee

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Author: Darien Gee

Pages: 402

Publisher: Ballantine Books

Release Date: April 5, 2011

Genre: Women’s Fiction

 

Synopsis (from Amazon)

In the quiet community of Avalon, Illinois, Julia Evarts wonders how to move on with her life. Though her husband and five-year-old daughter give her an abundance of love, Julia still reels from a tragedy that has left her estranged from the sister who was once her best friend. Meanwhile, across town, widow Madeleine Davis takes great pleasure in serving up delectable treats and cozy comforts at her tea salon—now, if only she had some customers to enjoy them. And famed concert cellist and recent Avalon transplant Hannah de Brisay finds herself at a crossroads when her career and marriage come to abrupt ends. The three strangers forge a friendship at Madeleine’s Tea Shop, and soon their camaraderie extends to everyone in Avalon in the guise of a unique and wonderful gift. But even as Julia becomes ever closer to her new friends, she realizes the profound necessity of confronting the painful past she shares with her sister.

Life and loss, friendship and community, food and family: Friendship Bread tells a spirited, remarkably moving tale about the triumph of hope.

 

Review

From the start the tittle and cover of Friendship Bread let me know that it was my type of book.

Baking was a main theme of the book a long with the friendship of three women. Immediately I was drawn to how the idea of the friendship bread bonded people together.

Darien Gee is masterful in the craft of  writing different emotions and making you feel as if you have a slice of friendship bread in your hand.

I love how the friendship bread brings the people and community of Avalon together. It’s recipe helps mend broken relationships and teaches patience.

The themes of friendship as well as forgiveness are clearly found in this book. Just when you think that the friendship bread has run stale there are many angles surrounding the main them throughout the book.

I would recommend this book to anyone who loves to bake and anyone who loves good women’s fiction. Friendship Bread can be found on Amazon

Happy Reading and Writing,

Chineka

Book Review: Jane’s Melody by Ryan Winfield

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Author: Ryan Winfield

Pages: 336

Publisher: Atria Books

Release Date: October 7, 2013

Genre: Women’s Fiction

Synopsis (From Amazon)

What boundaries would you cross for true love?

That’s the question a grieving mother must answer when she takes in a young street musician she believes can shed light on her daughter’s death—only to find herself falling for him. A sexy but touching love story that will leave you both tantalized and in tears, Jane’s Melody follows a forty-year-old woman on a romantic journey of rediscovery after years of struggling alone.

Sometimes our greatest gifts come from our greatest pain. And now Jane must decide if it’s too late for her to start over, or if true love really knows no limits.

Review

I listened to Jane’s Melody on audiobook a couple of months ago and am just now getting around to writing a review. This book is filled with the themes of love, loss, and growth.

From the start I was drawn to the two main characters, Jane and Caleb. They each helped one another grow in one way or another, while each dealing with their individual struggles.

The pace of the book overall was really good. I just wish that the book hadn’t ended as sudden as it did. I hope that there will be a part two to Jane and Caleb’s story.

If you are looking for a book that will bring out many emotions in you then this is the one. It will make you laugh and it will make you cry.

More importantly this book brings home what the important things are in life. Ryan Winfield does a wonderful job of telling a beautiful story where a lot can be learned from. Jane’s Melody can be found on Amazon.

Happy Reading and Writing,

Chineka

Rave Reviews Book Club Spotlight Author: Jennie Sherwin

I want to thank the Members of the Board of the Rave Reviews Book Club for this incredible opportunity to be featured as the club’s first “Spotlight” Author. You’ve all done a great deal of work to make this club a reality. To Nonnie Jules, Founder and President, thank you for founding the club and giving authors a place to hang their hats among friends. I am also grateful to my longtime friend Kathy Treat, Membership Director, for inviting me to join. Marketing and promotion are challenges for the first-time author. Being selected as the “Spotlight” Author, who receives marketing and promotion to the social media outlets as well as to print media, is truly a gift from heaven. Last, but not least at all, I send a special thank you to all the bloggers who agreed to host me on their site. I am truly grateful.

I have always loved to read, so it was natural for me to pursue a career where I could share my love of reading with others, which I did as a teacher of English. I liked writing, too, but it took years to hone my craft. I was fortunate to have wonderful mentors. One, in particular, at Random House, the trade publishing company in New York City, literally taught me how to think about writing, always holding the reader in mind and using that focus to sharpen the clarity of my text. My experience at Random House opened the door to a career in public health consulting. Working in a busy editorial office on publications for many clients, each with specific needs, gave me the perfect opportunity to gain experience writing or editing books, papers, and articles targeting different audiences at varying reading levels. As a service to all of the writers and editors who might be reading this blog, I’d like to pass along the names of the manuals that I’ve used throughout my career with links to their Amazon pages. They include the Chicago Manual of StyleWords into TypeNew Hart’s RulesFowler’s Modern English Usage, and Scientific Style and Format.

 

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Now to my book: In Intentional Healing…I tell the story of my transformation from a Western-educated woman who worked as a writer and editor in the field of public health, to a woman who awakened  to a more Eastern-oriented way of thinking that included a de-emphasis on the individual and ego and an emphasis on collective consciousness and the soul. After bizarre symptoms upended my life, I sought help from Western medicine. No one I consulted could explain what was happening to me. No one, that is, until I met diagnostic detective, Dr. Leo Galland, who tied my symptoms to environmental illness and referred me to a pioneer in environmental medicine, Dr. William J. Rea, in Dallas, Texas, founder of the Environmental Health Center-Dallas. While at the EHC-D, I was introduced to the view held by doctors of environmental medicine that many chronic illnesses are triggered by environmental toxins. During treatment, I unmasked (or became aware of a sensitivity I had not recognized before) for sensitivity to electromagnetic fields. Dr. Rea referred me to Deborah Singleton, founder and director of “A Healing Place”, and her energy healing team. Energy balancing helped me respond to the treatment program at Dr. Rea’s clinic. With Deborah’s guidance I began the process of expanding my consciousness and understanding the real roots of illness. My journey, which included initiation into Reiki channeling and healing from Navajo hataali, took me from dark nights of the soul to a new way of thinking about illness.

Jennie Sherwin, author and editor

http://jsherwinblog.wordpress.com/

Cover Reveal: I Don’t Know How She Will Do It

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Today cover reveal is for Kobby Gyampoh’s novella, I Don’t Know How She Will Do It,  of Chicklit Pad.  This book is available on Amazon and is a funny read.

Synopsis: 

Lily has had it with Aunt Lizzie. She wants her inheritance. She wants to be
free. Aunt Lizzie wants Lily to find a husband, though she thinks it's impossible. Aunt Lizzie doesn't want to give Lily her freedom. 

Aunt Lizzie's thinking marriage, Lily's thinking marriage-if-anyone-would-ever-want-me. Aunt Lizzie's thinking cooking, cleaning and looking after a family. Lily
wants a career that isn't home-running. Aunt Lizzie's not bent on making Lily have her way. So what would Lily do? She'd plot to gain her inheritance. She'd plot to gain her freedom. Her dad's will
said nothing about Mr. Right neither did it mention an aspiring actress wanting to
break into Hollywood.

Join Lily in her quest for freedom as she poses as a couple with Clare in order to
get that inheritance. Follow this hilarious recipe of a low self-esteem girl, a sassy self-employed actress, an Aunt
whose quotes would get you raising brows and two grannies who are willing
to help low self-esteem girl. But watch out, one has a pistol which she keeps in
her underwear. 

Happy Reading and Writing, 
Chineka

Love Me Not Book Highlight and Excerpt

The Love Me Not Virtual Book Tour

Summary

Tortured artist, Jamie Charles’ life is a careful balance between flashes of brilliance and self-loathing. Her art is as dark and dramatic as her painful past. Her resentment of the biological parents—who were too preoccupied with their addictions to bother with her—fuels her ambition to succeed as an artist, but also takes a heavy, personal toll.

Love Me Not by Reese RyanMiles Copeland climbed to the top of his advertising agency because he isn’t afraid of taking risks and because he has something to prove to the father who betrayed his family. But when he falls for a moody, Gothic beauty with zero interest in anything but a purely physical relationship, he finds himself in dangerous territory.

Jamie prefers living hard and fast without the complications of love, but finds it impossible to resist the stunningly handsome, yet incredibly sweet man who is determined to have every piece of her–including her heart. Miles shows Jamie the beauty of being loved madly and deeply, but is it enough to make her finally learn to love herself, and open her heart to him?

Love Me Not Excerpt

“You’re not the only person who can read people, mister.” She crossed her arms and stared at him.

“Okay, so maybe I can afford pricey shoes and—”

“A black BMW.”

His mouth gaped open. “How’d you—?”

“It’s a gift,” she said proudly, leaning in a little closer. “I could tell you were a BMW guy two minutes after we met. Took me another fifteen minutes to figure out you’d probably go for classic black, probably a high-end five series…maybe the six series. Definitely not the seven, ’cause that’d just be flaunting it.”

He let out a low whistle and ran his fingers through his hair. “No way. The valet must be acting as your secret informant.”

“Nope. I told you, it’s a gift.” She rested her elbows on the bar and leaned even closer to him. Her voice was a husky whisper. “Don’t look now, but the older guy coming in the door with the chick in the tiny sequin skirt who’s young enough to be his granddaughter…bet he drives a wee little Corvette in some wildly inappropriate color like lemon yellow.” She backed away from him and headed to the other end of the bar to refresh another customer’s drink. When she was done she returned to Miles and whispered, “So whadya think? You think I’m right?”

He had that ridiculously sexy grin plastered on his face again, the wattage decidedly turned up a notch. “That guy is staying at my hotel. You’re only half right, though. He drives a nineteen sixty-five Corvette Stingray, but it isn’t yellow, it’s Incredible Hulk green.”

Jamie shuddered. “Even worse. And the guy should be taken behind a woodshed and beaten for mutilating an American classic like that. Not to mention the fact that he’s corrupting a minor.”

“Agreed.”

They giggled like naughty schoolchildren making fun of the substitute teacher’s ten-buck toupee, and something about it felt good. Familiar. Like having an inside joke with an old friend.

“You’re a bad influence on me.” She swiped underneath her eye with the heel of her hand, careful not to ruin her makeup. “I shouldn’t be making fun of the customers.”

“You’re telling me you wouldn’t have slammed that guy’s superhero-inspired midlife crisis on wheels if I wasn’t here?” He smiled at her. “Then I’m really glad I came. Face it, you might not want to talk about it, but you needed a good laugh tonight.”

Bad Boys Gone Good Series

Love Me Not explores the story of Jamie Charles and Miles Copeland. When these characters were introduced in Book #1–Making the First Move–they were already a couple, and Jamie had undergone a transformation. In that book we were given glimpses of what led to that change. Love Me Not steps backward, to tell the story of how Jamie met Miles.

If you haven’t already read Making the First Move…don’t. Read Love Me Not first.

Comment on this post, follow this blog, or choose one of the other available options to enter the Love Me Not blog tour contest below for your chance to win a $25 Amazon or Barnes & Noble Gift Card, a $10 Starbucks e-Card and both books in the Bad Boys Gone Good series to date–Love Me Not & Making the First Move.

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Bio:

MAKING THE FIRST MOVE author, Reese Ryan

Reese Ryan writes sexy, contemporary fiction filled with colorful characters and sinfully-sweet romance. She secretly enjoys torturing her heroines with family and career drama, reformed bad boys, revealed secrets, and the occasional identity crisis, but always rewards them with a happily ever after.

Born and raised in the Midwest, she now resides in Central North Carolina where she has happily declared herself a Bohemian Southern Belle. Visit Reese online at ReeseRyan.com. Follow her on Twitter @ReeseRyanWrites. Connect with her on Facebook or Goodreads.

 

Love Me Not Blog Tour Grand Prize

Love Me Not Tour Prize Collage

  • $25 Amazon or Barnes & Noble Gift Card
  • $10 Starbucks e-Card
  • Digital copy of Love Me Not by Reese Ryan
  • Digital copy of Making the First Move by Reese Ryan

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