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Thursday, July 25, 2013

(Repost) Review: Linked by Judy Serrano

Linked
by Judy Serrano


Published by: GMTA Publishing
Released on: May 9, 2013
Paperback
Pages: 334
Rating: 4/5



*Please note, this review was based from an ARC*







  I was pleasantly surprised when Judy Serrano contacted me to review the first novel in her newest series. I love her work so I wanted to be surprised going into it and did not read the blurb. What I discovered was shocking and left me desperate for answers. Fast paced, action packed, and romance laced, Linked will have you mesmerized.

   Daphne is a fill-in substitute teacher that just wants a stable job doing what she loves. Trying her hardest but working with teens, she thinks she's doing rather well until she gets notification that one of the parents wants a conference with her. What she expected to walk through the classroom door is not what she received. Not in the least.

   Charlie Cross is total eye candy and there is an instant connection between the two. Honesty is laid out on the table, he admits to his unhappy marriage and the separation. Daphne can deal with this. It's all good. At least, that's what she thinks. Surprise characters rise to the surface causing delight and much trouble.

   When Daphne realizes that there's more to Charlie than she ever thought possible, he acts out on it all and takes advantage. She thought she could get used to the idea but Charlie isn't letting that happen. Luckily, there's another man willing to accept Daphne with open arms. Heathcliff is special in his own way but it's something they can work on together. When you become "linked" it makes all the difference in the world.


Received for review from the author.

Friday, July 12, 2013

Sporadically Inspired By Blog Tour and Giveaway

This is the last stop on the Sporadically Inspired By Blog Tour. Today I have an ebook giveaway for you guys but first, let's find out a bit more about Ashley.

The story of my life is one that’s still being written, it’s about a girl named Ashley that had to go through a few chapters before she learned how she wanted to live the rest of the story. I could take you through moment after moment that got me to where I am now; in fact I’d have to take you through every single one. So instead I’ll just give you some highlights. Around May 2009 after seeing 17 Again at the movies it inspired me to pick up writing. I couldn’t tell you what it was about that one movie that was different from the tons of others I had fallen in love with over the years that finally shined light on what I had been trying to figure out since I was first asked what I wanted to be when I grew up; but there it was…my dream realized. It’s funny how after you reach that moment, you can’t believe you didn’t think of it sooner…I’ve loved movies since I was a kid and played The Little Mermaid on repeat, and had always been a daydreamer who loved coming up with a good story. I started writing my ideas in script format for movies and then decided to try one of my ideas as a book.
I’m just a girl from a small town with a big dream. Classic story…think you’ve heard it a thousand times…well I’d like to think mine’s unique. Maybe not extreme or extravagant to everyone; but to me…to me it’s a fairy tale. Oh don’t get me wrong it’s also a comedy, a horror film (you know how bad hair days can be lol), one with action, love, tears, and inspiration…but it’s my story, and it’s one of kind.

I use to think dreams were…well just that, dreams; nothing but thoughts and wishes that you kept stored away for a day you didn’t know would come or not. But then I thought why should it be like that? Seemed like a tragedy really, to keep all my dreams in my head instead of experiencing them for real. So instead I decided I wanted to live my dreams and make them my reality…make them my ‘normal’…if there is such a thing a normal lol. It won’t be easy, who knows where it will take me, or how long it will take to get there…but I can promise one thing…it’ll be one amazing ride!
Forever Inspired


Sometimes, in a small community, it can be difficult to find reality in big dreams. Samantha can't wait to get out of town to start her life and move on from sad memories. Morgan isn't learning from the past, and Charlotte may be forced to make a hard choice over following her dreams. It's Cali's story from which the girls find their inspiration. They believe her story is a fictional cult classic that each have read over and over. It encourages them to follow their hearts.


In the end, however, it could be Cali who needs the most help turning her sporadic inspirations into reality. . . again.


Sporadically Inspired By is written in a unique style similar to a screenplay.
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Monday, July 1, 2013

Swag Tag- The July Sign Up List


   So, the idea for this came to me while I was thinking about some of the swag that I used to have and gave away and later, read the books, fell in love, and really wish I hadn't gave my goodies away. I desperately want them back. The purpose isn't to only find lost swag out there, but hopefully establish friendships with fellow bloggers. It's a cheap and easy way to connect, receive goodies in the mail, and make connections. I do hope you enjoy what I have put together. Oh, did I mention that some FABULOUS authors have sent swag so that I can put together a package to send to one lucky participant every month?? The picture of this months prize is below. If you have suggestions or concerns, feel free to email me.


Have Swag?
Pass some along to others.

Looking for Swag?
Fill out the form and maybe someone will have what you're looking for. It's ok if you just want some swag too. We all do! 

Don't have Swag but still want to Participate?
It's all good. Just send someone a note. We all love mail as long as it isn't bills, I'm sure. Small notes just saying hi or saying something thoughtful can really brighten ones day. 

Pass it On!
Yes guys, if you receive something, I can't make you send something to someone else, but I do encourage you to. 

Don't have a Blog?
It's okay. When filling out the form, just enter N/A in the section where it asks for you blog info.




Join the July List here
 
I don't know how well this idea will hold up guys. Help spread the word and add your name to the list! Just add your name and if you want to send something to someone, send them an email to get their address. Please DO NOT add your mailing address to the list. In doing this, please don't forget our international people. Swag is only a few dollars to mail out of the country.

 
View the July Entries here
 
 
This month's swag package giveaway includes all of the below.
 One winner will be chosen from random from the July Sign-up list. Special thank you's go out to all of the authors for donating.