Destructive Release by LU Ann @authorluann #Review #GIVEAWAY


 

Destructive Release is the third and final book in A Destructive Novel Series and picks up where Destructive Choices left off. Keep in mind it is based on a true story. So therefore, the plot and actions/reactions ARE real and genuine.

In continuation of this story, Lacey is trying to deal with the loss of Devon. The last book left things off in a bad way. A plane, a crash, no bodies WTF How did I deal with waiting this long to find out? I dont know it wasn’t easy I filled myself with reading other books until this came out. So Do I say it or not? OK I will he was not dead. There would be hell to pay if he was!

The book takes a different approach from the moment Devon is discovered. The entire issue with Lacey and her past comes and manifest itself in her conscious mind. She goes overly cautious, which is to be expected. I love the wasy the author tells the mental illness tale. I hate using the word illness, cause it isn’t really an illness or is it? I think she attempts wholeheartedly to dissuade the stigma. What is wrong with people thinking that OCD, Anxiety, Depression and Bi-Polar disorder are bad? Do you know how many people take medication to sleep? To get over anxiety and panic disorders?   One in every 4 or about 121 million Americans. So that is in case anyone needs a number.

Lacey and Devon have together dealt with a lot and the next few battles in this book center around more than one serious mental health issue. It is enlightening and hard to read at times, because for anyone knowing a loved one affected, it is all too real. The choices Lacey makes for herself and sometimes her family have a greater effect than she knows.

This is a great book and I am thrilled to have been able to enjoy the first two. A definite must read!

*Warning* Not appropriate for audiences 17 years of age and under.

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She lives in Colorado with her husband and two children. Moving from the lush landscapes of Maryland’s Eastern Shore to the high desert plains of Colorado was a drastic change. She and her family moved to their own “Little House on the Prairie” at an elevation of over 6,000 feet above sea level, and a semi-arid climate that makes it hard to grow anything. While barely anything can grow where she resides now, the wildlife makes up for it. Mountain Lions, and coyotes, and rattlesnakes, oh my!
She tries to spend a little time each day writing, but domestic chores around the house usually take precedence. She would much rather hide them from her husband. She tends to her loving four-legged children who at times become much too demanding when she locks herself in the office. This often results in MORE domestic work, and she finds herself cleaning up after their deviant behavior.
She has always been an artist painting as a hobby to back drops in theatrical set designs. Graphic design is her guilty pleasure.
A Destructive Novel is a series of three books based on her life. They deal with heavy life issues and will have the reader begging for a happily ever after.
 
 

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Destructive Release is the third and final book in A Destructive Novel Series and picks up where Destructive Choices left off.

A single grain of sand produces a beautiful pearl. How can something so precious come from something so painful?



Grief-stricken, Lacey realizes reality has caught up to her.

Her silence has kept her trapped as if she was a frightened little girl. When Lacey finally speaks up, what she unburies will forever haunt her.

The choices she makes only seem to hurt those she loves. When Lacey tries to stand up for herself, she faces a choice. A choice she will be forced to live with for the rest of her life.

If life hands you more grief than happiness, and the guilt of letting someone down consumes you, what will it take to move on?

When sorrow threatens to drown her, will Lacey triumph over her inner demons to discover her own pearl?


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She lives in Colorado with her husband and two children. Moving from the lush landscapes of Maryland’s Eastern Shore to the high desert plains of Colorado was a drastic change. She and her family moved to their own “Little House on the Prairie” at an elevation of over 6,000 feet above sea level, and a semi-arid climate that makes it hard to grow anything. While barely anything can grow where she resides now, the wildlife makes up for it. Mountain Lions, and coyotes, and rattlesnakes, oh my!



She tries to spend a little time each day writing, but domestic chores around the house usually take precedence. She would much rather hide them from her husband. She tends to her loving four-legged children who at times become much too demanding when she locks herself in the office. This often results in MORE domestic work, and she finds herself cleaning up after their deviant behavior.


She has always been an artist painting as a hobby to back drops in theatrical set designs. Graphic design is her guilty pleasure.

A Destructive Novel is a series of three books based on her life. They deal with heavy life issues and will have the reader begging for a happily ever after.



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Flash Bang by Meghan March @Meghan_March #review


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Rowan “Ro” Callahan was already having a bad day when she sees a plane crash it is quickly becoming the worst day ever. Being the author creates this strong female lead, she of course is prepared.  and it goes from bad to worse. So the ever prepared Ro gets her food rations to prepare for meeting her family. Her goal is to use her preparations to meet and potentially save her family. What she does is begin running for her life.

Now the other characters Graham and Zach, who are something else! The story with these two brings a different plot twist. The duo, usually sharing ladies, need to decide what to do about Ro. Very unique plot twist here.

I really thought this was an interesting way to bring people over to this genre. If you are or maybe want to get into this genre, then I suggest you give this novel a try. Not being too familiar with this, I felt educated, which in turns lets me sing the praises of Meghan March and say congrats on a debut worth reading!

 

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Meghan March is a Michigan native who has spent a good portion of her life buried in a book. Case in point: she read the entire romance section of her small town public library by age fourteen. Even after growing up (sort of) and getting a law degree, she never lost her passion for a great story, twisty plot, epic romance, and amazing characters. When she’s not writing, she’s probably reading, target shooting, drooling over fast cars, playing with her crazy mutts, or hanging with her very own sexy man.

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Rowan Callahan is a career-climbing slut. At least according to the vicious—and false—rumor that is destroying her professional life. But a little thing like her career as an attorney ceases to matter when a plane crashes in downtown Chicago and the entire city goes dark. Her unconventional upbringing makes her suspect the worst: she’s just witnessed the kick-off to the apocalypse. Armed with a backpack of supplies, she leaves Chicago, intent on resetting her skewed priorities and seeking shelter at the family farm with her father and sister. She’s injured and running for her life when she stumbles directly in the crosshairs of two men who just might be her salvation . . . and her greatest temptation.

Graham Buchanan and Zachariah Sawyer are best friends and brothers-in-arms who have been indulging in ménages since before their Force Recon team served in Iraq and Afghanistan. They’ve hung up their uniforms to build a new life for themselves and their team at Castle Creek Whitetail Ranch—a rustic deer hunting preserve that covertly doubles as a doomsday prepper’s paradise. They thought they were prepared for anything until Rowan comes crashing into their lives. Graham and Zach are convinced she’s the one woman who can handle them both, but she has no intention of deviating from her carefully laid plans for longer than it takes her to recover from her injuries. So they propose a deal: they’ll provide her an armed escort home, and in exchange, she’s theirs until they part ways.

It was the perfect plan; except once they’ve had her, they can’t let her go . . .

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Meghan March is a Michigan native who has spent a good portion of her life buried in a book. Case in point: she read the entire romance section of her small town public library by age fourteen. Even after growing up (sort of) and getting a law degree, she never lost her passion for a great story, twisty plot, epic romance, and amazing characters. When she’s not writing, she’s probably reading, target shooting, drooling over fast cars, playing with her crazy mutts, or hanging with her very own sexy man.

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Chapter 1

September—Chicago.

A plane fell from the sky.

It was quite possibly the only interruption that could have dragged Rowan out of the epic pity party she was throwing herself. It was the kind of pity party one threw when a carefully planned life and decades of hard work were demolished by a complete and utter shit storm. And not demolition by a run-of-the-mill shit storm. A shit mudslide, followed by a category five shit hurricane. Rowan doubted anything other than the plane, the fifty-story building it toppled and the hundreds of lives that had been violently and tragically cut short could have pushed the thoughts of the lying asshole and blackballing bitch who owned his sad sack from her mind.

Rowan had to swallow back the bile that rose when what she’d just seen started to sink in. The loss of life … What the hell just happened?

The symphony of honking horns that filled the Chicago streets died abruptly, right in time with the falling plane. For a single moment, the lunchtime crowds on North Wacker Drive completely stilled.

A beat of silence.

Then chaos erupted.

“We’re under attack!” a woman screamed. She was only three feet away from Ro, and her screech nearly ruptured an eardrum. Terrorists. Okay. That makes sense. Doesn’t it?

“Run!” a large man in a suit shouted as flames burst from the collapsing building.

Traffic stood still. The familiar sound of idling engines and car radios was eerily absent. Rowan’s gaze darted around frantically. The traffic lights and DO NOT WALK signs were dark. There were no fire truck sirens screaming toward the building that was quickly becoming a fully involved inferno. No ambulances were rushing to the scene to try to save potential survivors.

A greasy feeling of panic pooled in Ro’s stomach. Loud popping noises punctured through the sounds of chaos as the glass globes of the nearby light poles shattered before bursting into flames.

Without taking her eyes from the disaster playing out before her, Ro rooted around in her bag for her cell phone. Her panic spiked when she pressed the button and swiped her finger across the darkened screen. Nothing. It had been nearly fully charged when she’d unplugged it from the charger on her desk only twenty minutes ago. Ro’s continued furious pressing of buttons did nothing to bring it to life.

Her brain snapped into focus. No way. It’s not possible.

A firefighter crashed into her bistro table as he ran toward the burning building. Her uncapped bottle of iced tea toppled, spilling onto her lap. The splash of cold liquid freed Rowan from her temporary paralysis, just as three other firefighters ran past. Thank God help is on the way. In that moment, she made her decision. She reached down to yank off her pumps, swapped them for the ballet flats in her bag, and started to run.

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This is Falling by Ginger Scott @TheGingerScott #cover reveal


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When I left for college, I put a thousand miles between my future and my past. I’d made a choice—I was going to cross back to the other side, to live with the living. I just didn’t know how.

And then I met Nate Preeter.

An All-American baseball player, Nate wasn’t supposed to notice a ghost-of-a-girl like me. But he did. He shouldn’t want to know my name. But he did. And when he learned my secret and saw the scars it left behind, he was supposed to run. But he didn’t.

My heart was dead, and I was never supposed to belong to anyone. But Nate Preeter had me feeling, and he made me want to be his. He showed me everything I was missing.

And then he showed me how to fall.

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Ginger Scott is a writer and journalist from Peoria, Arizona. Her book, “Waiting on the Sidelines,” is a coming-of-age love story that explores the real heartbreak we all feel as we become adults throughout our high school years. The story follows two characters, Nolan (a Tomboy with a baseball player’s name) and Reed (the quarterback she wishes would notice her) as they struggle with peer-pressure, underage drinking, bullying and finding a balance between what your heart wants and what society says you should want — even if you aren’t ready. You can read her book now in Amazon’s kindle store. 
Scott has been writing and editing for newspapers, magazines and blogs for more than 15 years. She has told the stories of Olympians, politicians, actors, scientists, cowboys, criminals and towns. For more on her and her work, visit her website at http://www.littlemisswrite.com.

Game Changer by Collette West @Collette_West #New #Release


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Young, rich, and unaware of how seriously hot he is, Brooks Davison is tearing it up as the latest shortstop for the New York Kings, despite his tendency to blush whenever girls scream his name.

When a health scare forces his best friend, Kyle Roberts, off the team, no one can stomach the thought of replacing him, especially so close to the playoffs.

Until Kyle’s sister, Sasha, steps in, convincing management to let her take his place. The idea of signing the first female player in Major League history proves too tempting for the Kings to resist.

Nevertheless, Brooks doesn’t want any part of it. Sasha is Kyle’s little sister, not some sideshow.

Yet when Kyle takes a turn for the worse, Brooks promises to do everything in his power to help Sasha win a championship for him. Because there’s no way he’s letting either of them down. Not now, not ever.


Collette West grew up as somewhat of a jock-nerd hybrid. Entering the world three weeks premature, her dad nearly missed her birth because he had seats behind the dugout for a sold-out, highly-anticipated match-up between two of baseball’s biggest rivals. Not to be outdone, her book-loving mom taught her how to read by the time she was three. A love of the game coupled with an appreciation for the written word were instilled in Collette’s impressionable brain from a young age. No wonder her characters believe in the philosophy: sports + romance = a little slice of heaven.

Splitting her time between the Pocono Mountains and Manhattan, Collette indulges her inner fangirl by going to as many games as she can from hockey to baseball and downloading every sports romance novel in existence onto her iPad. When she’s not clicking away on her laptop, she enjoys walking her dog in Central Park, satisfying her caffeine craving at the Starbucks on Broadway and keeping an eye out for Mr. Right. But above all, she loves dishing with her readers. Email her at collette_west@yahoo.com.



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Sweet Lady by Elaine Spires #Review @ElaineSpires


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I am so glad I read this! I love Elaine Spires as much as her work! The first few chapters of this book were a little emotional. So I am not going to give away the plot but it starts with a visit to have an abortion. WOW Heavy topic!

This book was descriptive and set in England and Antigua. The main character, Eleanor, is a well-known artist. Eleanor’s daughter Victoria is her personal assistant. The thought of being my Mothers PA is hysterical to me. The story starts with the two planning on a winter in Antigua which will be before Eleanor’s latest exhibit. Here the author has a wonderful way of sharing the scenery and local foods in a way that makes you want to visit. She should make a travel brochure.The Netherlands

Enter Tyrone, a local very chilled out beach bum. The description of Antigua and the surrounding were spot on! I liked Tyrone a lot. The part where the author take a situation that is serious and makes it sort of funny. For example Tyrone is late to the clinic and the two ladies are bickering about him being late. So when he gets there it is a situation where he just blurts out that his mother wants a grand children and would like that known before the abortion. I was almost laughing because it was an I Love Lucy moment to me.i saw that in my mind will smith OlZbujZ

A great reveal happens that sets the rest of the tone. I really have to say that when the twist happened I was like “YES that’s how you do it” Great writing. The final chapter had me shocked and speechless. A great book for sure!

 

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Elaine Spires is a diverse novelist as well as an award-winning playwright and actress.

Extensive travelling and a background in education and tourism perfected Elaine’s keen eye for the quirky characteristics of people, captivating the humorous observations she now affectionately shares with the readers of her novels.

She wrote her first book What’s Eating Me in 2010. It was originally a play, a one-woman show performed as a monologue with a child actor – Elena-Beth Carter playing Eileen as a child in the background and Elaine performed it on the London and Edinburgh fringes. She loved the character of loved Eileen so much that she decided to expand the story into a book.

Her second novel was Singles’ Holiday, set on her beloved Antigua… the Caribbean at its most luscious, its most beautiful… silver sand, cobalt sky, warm, turquoise sea… and a bunch of complete strangers who only have one thing in common: they’re single!

And her third novel Sweet Lady, again set in Antigua, will amaze you with a massive twist which goes to show that nothing is as it seems!

When Elaine is not writing her ideas into her next book or play, she enjoys going to the theatre, visiting the cinema, eating out with her friends and she also loves to read! Elaine spends her time between her homes in Hadleigh, Essex and Five Islands, Antigua (W.I.)

 

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Meet Virginia (A Southern Series (Book 1) by Angela March @AngelaMarch3 #Review


  

review Image14 polaI really liked this debut; the solid plot, the characters and the family. For Virginia, her family is the root of all evil in her world. It seemed like I was wanting to know more and the bits of the past were given out in little crumbs. I always appreciate a long book and this had some meat to it. When Virginia leaves the city for her small town it is under the premise to help her family business. Structure wise there was a little edit needed for this. It seemed like she had plans but nobody knew what they were. All this poor girl got was opposition from all angles. She left her ex live in boyfriend Eli behind. There is a history there but it isnt too clear until about 70% but Eli was mediocre in the bedroom. Why was she with him? I dont know. So no spoilers but I never found out why she was with him. Ten years is a long time for that.
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In an all to familiar scenario, meeting Eli cause he is a contractor, now planning the family Bar Costello’s expansion, she meets Boone.

For the character of Boone, he was just right. I enjoyed his dialogue and even though he was younger, he had excellent communication skills. I dont know many men at 24 years old that would handle their business, working and their personal life the way he did.

Virginia’s Mom Sophia, her brothers Tony and Jimmy were all equally lacking in the communication department. All combined were the reason for Virginia to pop xanax and drink way too much Jack Daniels. I myself never have and yet while reading I longed to see what her fascination was with the amber colored liquor. No I never found out either.

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Things were left off in a sort of cliffhanger, which I am not a fan of. Book 2 better come soon. If not for those kindle readers search the book for Boone scenes they are some of the juiciest I have read. Enjoy
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Angela March has accomplished another “Life Goal” of writing a book series. Angela has always loved any and everything creative. She has taken all the aspects of the stories she likes to read, compiling them into her writing style. Add her own personal life experiences along with a dash of humor. Her *A Southern Series* (3 book series) were written loosely based off her life experiences thus far. Angela’s life motto is… You have one shot at life.. When my time is up I want to slide into home saying what a ride… what a wild ride.

 

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Virginia Costello wanted nothing more than to take a break from her life, a much-needed re-evaluation of who she is. Virginia makes plans to get away from all things that aren’t the healthiest, hard partying, her ex, she can’t seem to break free of or learn how to effectively use the word no on. Along with the overly needy so-called friends, her life has caught up with her. 

Unhealthy choices, bad decisions, and emotional uncertainty makes her life almost unrecognizable, even to herself right now. 

We all have cracks in our foundation; some of those cracks run deeper, and leave scars that are more evident. If she can come to terms with herself and her past, she can stop fleeing from uncontrollable situations and repair the broken parts of herself. And most importantly, fix those cracks that keep tripping her up. 

While Virginia is on her life break visiting her family on Coffee Lake, she unexpectedly encounters a delicious distraction named, Jeremiah James Boonesfield, aka Boone. It is everything Virginia can do to keep her thoughts and attention on fixing herself and not on Boone, as he takes on the job of renovating Costello’s Bar. 

Boone is a simple guy, and has never experienced anything or anyone quite like Virginia Costello, fiercely independent, tough exterior, sensual and is quite possibly the most amazing women he has ever met in his life. Now if he can persuade Virginia simple can be exactly what she is seeking, that will be the challenge. 

We never know when love will walk into our lives… or when it will turn and walk right back out.

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Angela March has accomplished another “Life Goal” of writing a book series. Angela has always loved any and everything creative. She has taken all the aspects of the stories she likes to read, compiling them into her writing style. Add her own personal life experiences along with a dash of humor. Her *A Southern Series* (3 book series) were written loosely based off her life experiences thus far. Angela’s life motto is… You have one shot at life.. When my time is up I want to slide into home saying what a ride… what a wild ride.

 

Destructive Release by LU Ann @authorluann #New #release #Giveaway


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Destructive Release is the third and final book in A Destructive Novel Series and picks up where Destructive Choices left off.

A single grain of sand produces a beautiful pearl. How can something so precious come from something so painful?

Grief-stricken, Lacey realizes reality has caught up to her.

Her silence has kept her trapped as if she was a frightened little girl. When Lacey finally speaks up, what she unburies will forever haunt her.

 

The choices she makes only seem to hurt those she loves. When Lacey tries to stand up for herself, she faces a choice. A choice she will be forced to live with for the rest of her life.

 

If life hands you more grief than happiness, and the guilt of letting someone down consumes you, what will it take to move on?

 

When sorrow threatens to drown her, will Lacey triumph over her inner demons to discover her own pearl?
*Warning* Not appropriate for audiences 17 years of age and under.

 

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She lives in Colorado with her husband and two children. Moving from the lush landscapes of Maryland’s Eastern Shore to the high desert plains of Colorado was a drastic change. She and her family moved to their own “Little House on the Prairie” at an elevation of over 6,000 feet above sea level, and a semi-arid climate that makes it hard to grow anything. While barely anything can grow where she resides now, the wildlife makes up for it. Mountain Lions, and coyotes, and rattlesnakes, oh my!

She tries to spend a little time each day writing, but domestic chores around the house usually take precedence. She would much rather hide them from her husband. She tends to her loving four-legged children who at times become much too demanding when she locks herself in the office. This often results in MORE domestic work, and she finds herself cleaning up after their deviant behavior.

She has always been an artist painting as a hobby to back drops in theatrical set designs. Graphic design is her guilty pleasure.

A Destructive Novel is a series of three books based on her life. They deal with heavy life issues and will have the reader begging for a happily ever after.

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