Monday, November 18, 2013

Rainy Days & Mondays and a chance to #WIN!!!

Happy Monday, reader-friends!

Shew, we made it through some rough weather yesterday! I hope all of you are safe and sound reading this--thoughts and prayers with those dealing with storm damage~

It seems like every year, right about now, I'm thinking, "Where did the time go?!"

This time last year, I was also still reeling with amazement over reader-response to The Truth About Faking (link), my very first book published.

I'm still pretty amazed by it. Love you guys!!!

Then in February, I released The Truth About Letting Go (link), which is a different story, a little more serious...

Readers are always "discovering" these books, and I LOVE when they/you touch base with me, either by email or Facebook or Twitter.

Over the weekend, Dia of Book Junkie Joint (link) wrote an amazing review for Letting Go. She said so many great things, but this was my favorite part:

"What I liked best about this story is that it masterfully depicted how different people had different ways of coping with pain. Others find that acting reckless gave them a sort of high which made them feel alive. Others simply move on and move forward. The key point is ... it's not the same for everybody. This was how it was for Ashley and Colt. It was also the reason why I understand Ashley's compulsion to be with Colt."

Love it when people "get" it...

Please hop over and leave a comment for Dia--Here's the (link).

Today, I've got two NEW books to share from two amazing author friends--check them out~

#1-Is a New Adult/Women's Fiction by Elle Strauss (link), who is an amazing writer-friend for whom I've beta-read for years.

On Amazon
I love the story behind this book, which she originally released in German in 2000!

Elle is Canadian/native English speaker, so this is the first time her non-German-speaking fans get to read it! More here (link).

East of Eden
by Elle Strauss

Regret is a formidable foe.

Eden Kelley is the primary caregiver for her mother who’s in the advanced stages of Alzheimer’s disease, and she’s only twenty-four. Not what she planned to do when she left her husband for a new start with her four-year-old daughter in tow. She’d hoped for free babysitting, but instead she found a mystery. The discovery of an erroneous marriage document leads to more questions, and unfortunately Eden can’t ask her mother for answers because she doesn’t remember. 

Her mother’s antics drive her crazy, but Eden’s determined to make the best of it. That includes finding the exciting romantic adventure she’d dreamed about. But when trouble knocks, it’s her husband Cade who arrives to help. It’s awkward and tense. And Eden comes to one sure conclusion: leaving her handsome, caring husband was a huge mistake.

Her parents had a second chance at love? Would she and Cade get one, too?

"I was enamored with the mystery surrounding her [Eden's] mom and dad. I eagerly read wanting to unearth their secrets. I was thoroughly pleased with what I found and how the whole story pieced together. ...And how her parent's story related to what Eden and Cade were going through...A perfect read if you are seeking a read that is light and mysterious." - Mandy Anderson, I Read Indies

Get it TODAY!   Amazon | Kobo | Smashwords

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#2-Is by another great writer-friend Ali Cross (link), and it's the next installment in her Desolation Diaries series.
On Amazon

Tattered Dreams
by Ali Cross

Miri has seen Akaros’ return—and James’ death. 

But James has been to Hell and back and refuses to let Akaros rob him of his future with Miri. 

Desi might not be there to save him this time, but James is determined to save himself. 

A Desolation Novella.

Get it TODAY!

Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | Smashwords


And enter to #WIN All Three books in the Desolation Diaries series--go here to enter (link)!!!

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And what about you? Read any good books lately that touched you?

Have a SUPER week, reader-friends! Love ya~

4 comments:

Elle Strauss said...

Thanks for the shout out, Leigh! :)

Old Kitty said...

Oh noes - you had bad weather where you are? Oh dear! Glad you are all ok!

Poor Eden! I'm an eternal optimist and hope she and Cade work out their problems as well as form a deeper understanding of her parents more! Take care
x

Barbara Watson said...

Both of those sound fantastic! I had a grandpa who struggled with strokes; it frustrated him so much, but dealing with a mom with Alzheimer's when you're only 24...

Mark Murata said...

How did that happen? German first, then English?