“One foot in front of the other. Breathe in, breathe out.”
Holly Ashton hasn’t celebrated her birthday since her mother passed away. Instead, it’s the one day of the year that she allows herself to grieve.
The rest of the year is spent pretending to be the strong and independent woman she wants to be.Professionally, she has it all together. A great job as an architect at Sydney’s most prestigious firm keeps her focused.
Her personal life is far less charmed. Emotionally detached from everyone other than her small circle of friends and family, relationships are a no-go zone.
Life is exactly how she wants it to be – until the day of her twenty-fifth birthday.
A chance encounter with Ryan Davenport, CEO of a property development firm, turns her tightly controlled life upside down.
Ryan is driven, ambitious and used to getting what he wants – and very unexpectedly, what he wants is the beautiful, smart-mouthed Holly Ashton.
When neither of them believes in happily ever afters, how are they supposed to find their own?
Every summer, Gray Barnes and his eighteen-year-old daughter, Evie, open up their farm in the foothills of South Carolina to Kip Kierkin’s Carnival of Wonder. The carnival attracts hordes of locals and out-of-towners, and it brings in the extra cash that Gray and his daughter need to keep the family estate running. Evie decided long ago that she wants nothing to do with the carnival or the farm that her dad so desperately works to keep afloat. She doesn’t understand her father’s appreciation for the land or the work that it takes to maintain it, but that’s all about to change when she meets Finch Mills. Finch is a lifer – a carny since birth. He’s spent all of his twenty-two years on the circuit and longs for a different path. He’s never paid much attention to Evie, not until this eventful summer of 1978. Continue reading
Fate kept placing Emma Campbell and Jake Fox in each others paths.
Fate also kept putting overwhelming obstacles in their way.
What fate didn’t realise is that Jake and Emma share a connection that is stronger than circumstance.
An intense bond that threatens everything they thought they knew about themselves, one that is only made stronger by a perfect day.
A perfect day where they both surrendered to the force of their feelings for one another.
A perfect day that ended in darkness and tragedy.
Jake is missing.
Emma is lost.
Lost in grief; lost in hopelessness.
Will fate finally grant them a chance to be together or will it tear them apart? Continue reading
One of our favorite new indie NA Contemporary Romance writers is Miss E. S. Carter. She released her first self published book, Nineteen – book 1 in the Love by Numbers series – early this year and just this Thursday, the follow up to this incredible story, saw the light of day – or in its case it was published. She is currently working on book 3 in this series that is appropriately named Three.
Let’s all give a warm welcoming ‘snug’ to today’s guest, Miss E. S. Carter!!!
Beards, brothers, and bikers! Oh my!
Identical twins Beau and Duane Winston might share the same devastatingly handsome face, but where Beau is outgoing and sociable, Duane is broody and reserved. This is why Jessica James, recent college graduate and perpetual level headed good girl, has been in naïve and unhealthy infatuation with Beau Winston for most of her life. His friendly smiles make her tongue-tied and weak-kneed, and she’s never been able to move beyond her childhood crush. Whereas Duane and Jessica have always been adversaries. She can’t stand him, and she’s pretty sure he can’t stand the sight of her.
But after a case of mistaken identity, Jessica finds herself in a massive confusion kerfuffle. Jessica James has spent her whole life paralyzed by the fantasy of Beau and her assumptions of Duane’s disdain; therefore she’s unprepared for the reality that is Duane’s insatiable interest, as well as his hot hands and hot mouth and hotter looks. Not helping Jessica’s muddled mind and good girl sensibilities, Duane seems to have gotten himself in trouble with the local biker gang, the Iron Order.
Certainly, Beau’s magic spell is broken. Yet when Jessica finds herself drawn to the man who was always her adversary, now more dangerous than ever, how much of her level-headed heart is she willing to risk?
We promised ourselves that each week we’re going to do a Book Spotlight for one of our favorite reads or a new release that we are eager to get our hands on. 🙂
Sine we just got our blog started this Monday and had to get caught up with everything that means WordPress, our spotlight week will only start today and it will be a short one, but we’re going to try and give this incredible book the special treatment it needs.
Get ready . . . our spotlight book of the week is . . . Continue reading
Your life can change in the blink of an eye. How you adapt to these changes is what defines you. Jake Fox is an aspiring actor who has found little success. He is also a typical, cliche, bad boy, who ‘loves them and leaves them’ without love ever coming into the equation. Emma Campbell is finding her way in life, struggling with memories from her past, an apathetic mother and the choices ahead of her. Can she keep focused on the light when life keeps surrounding her in darkness? Polar opposites, will love be the thread that binds them or will circumstances beyond their control, tear them apart? Continue reading
What started out as a deal quickly became a friendship that conquered monsters.
I killed, but I escaped hell.
Emotionless. Disconnected. Cold. A mannequin. It’s what I’d become in order to survive the years held in captivity. I was able to endure the abuse and devastating loss as long as I remained detached. Continue reading
Can we just say that we are overly excited and quite scared to start this new blogging journey – we’re sure it won’t be easy, and there will be lots of road blocks along the way, but we’re nothing if not determined. We hope to make lots of new friends with whom we can discuss books and our beloved ‘book boyfriends’ or ‘book girlfriends’ and not only those . . .Do you know any great wine cocktails . . we want to know .
All the best,
Jay, Andra and Maggie ❤