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Saturday, March 22, 2014

The Heartless by James Ticknor

The Heartless by James Ticknor

PictureEighteen-year-old Menar Redfield, a gifted Healer apprentice, plans to settle in the city of Cajoi with his pregnant fiancée. However, his unexplained visions show him a secret war masked by the king’s political regime, placing them both in danger. When his visions come true, his fiancée is killed in the attack on Cajoi by the Heartless, a malicious raider cult.

In his body-strewn path of vengeance, Menar intercepts intelligence revealing the location of Crual, the Heartless’ sadistic combat commander and the one responsible for the death of his fiancée and unborn child. Menar vows to slaughter Crual and sabotage the Heartless’ insurrection. Yet the more blood he spills, the more a dark power grows within him.

If he can use this power to overcome Crual, end the war, and disband the Heartless, their increasing control over the debilitated country will be stopped. But he must hurry, because the dark power Menar possesses threatens to consume him.



Interview

Will Green: Tell us about your books that you have available.

James Ticknor: The Heartless is my debut novel, and it is the first in a trilogy. It is about a young man preparing to begin his life with his fiancée, but she is killed by a malicious raider cult. This atrocity makes him catapult himself into a clandestine war hidden by a political regime. As the story progresses through the book and the trilogy, his internal struggle fans the flames surrounding a corrupt political hierarchy and incites chaos among factions vying for control of the country. In this trilogy, I kept the action/pace intrigue of Game of Thrones in mind, and I also drew inspiration from the Eragon Cycle in the sense of magic. (Though, there are no dragons in this trilogy. It is light fantasy.)

Will Green: What can you tell us about your next project?

James Ticknor: Quite simply, my next project is going to be working on the second installment of this trilogy. This second novel should come much faster than The Heartless. For my audience, I promise that I will write it in six months. For myself, I promise to write it in three months. That way, I can surprise my readers if I finish early, but I can give myself some slack if I need to. In this second book, the political spectrum and factions are given a bigger spotlight, but I really wanted the first book to be focused on introducing and developing the characters. I know how to execute intrigue while still taking my time, something I admire George RR Martin for very much, and he’s played quite an influence in this trilogy.

Will Green: Where do you get the information for your book(s)?

James Ticknor: Well, at first it was Wikipedia. Then I realized researching was turning into an excuse. It also kind of sucked because I would read something about the era I’m writing in that I found astounding (such as impressing seals as signatures), and I would want to write all about how it’s done. Now, I only research on the edits, and skimp over what I don’t fully know in the first draft.

Will Green: What was the most surprising thing you've learned since you started writing?

James Ticknor: Without any shadow of uncertainty, I was immensely surprised that writing something could make me gasp and sting my eyes with tears. I am not an emotional man. I didn’t cry at The Notebook, Titanic, or even Forrest Gump. What I find amazing is that for most things, I kinda already knew what was going to happen. However, I remember when I was writing one part of the story and a character said something totally shocking and out-of-character for himself, and I didn’t gasp until after I had typed it- after he said it. I hold that as proof that characters act for themselves, and they can surprise you.

Will Green: How long does it take you to write a book?

James Ticknor: Oh, God. You know, Stephen King once said that writing a book should never take more than three months. This book took me…oh….nearly 5 years to write. I was writing on and off, because I joined the military and for about 2 years my writing suffered immensely with deployments overseas and training. During that time (before the military) I also experienced homeless and extreme poverty (I’m talking $5 a week to eat off of and nothing else). There were several other personal issues that I would never discuss, but the 5 years it took me to write this is poured with every emotion and influence of going through all this. I will never take so long to write a book again. 3-6 months is ideal, 1 year max. The thing that made it take so long aside from these is I was 16 at the time, and I’m 21 now. My writing style changed very much during that time, and the book was written by a different person in the beginning, middle, and end.

Will Green: Who or What inspires you to write?

James Ticknor: Sad songs inspire me. Seeing a couple kiss. Seeing a leaf fall. Squashing a spider in my house. Anything inspires me to write, because I will craft the craziest shit from the dumbest stuff. It’s easy to be inspired to write, but it’s practically impossible to maintain that inspiration. Inspiration is like an adrenaline shot, but it takes an Olympian writer to keep working after that boost.

Will Green: What would you say is your most interesting writing quirk?

James Ticknor: You know, I had to think for a second before I answered this, and I actually have a good one for you. I’ve always treated my characters as if they were real. Occasionally, I will have them randomly engage in erotic behavior with one another, kill each other for no good reason, etc. Of course, I know I am going to delete this, but the characters are real, and I think they need a little release sometimes. If you’ve ever seen Monster In Law, you know what I mean.

Will Green: What book are you reading right now?

James Ticknor: I am reading two, actually. I am reading Under the Dome by Stephen King, and I am also reading A Song of Ice and Fire by George RR Martin.

Will Green: Who is your favorite author and why?

James Ticknor: Stephen King! Oh God Stephen King! The guy is a freaking literary master, and he has proven it over and over again. He takes the most ordinary things and makes them outrageous, yet still believable. I love hearing how he comes up with stories. However, the main reason I am so enthusiastic about him is because of his interviews. A multi-million dollar entrepreneur, he walks into TV spotlight with blue jeans and a pocket T shirt that only my grandfather would wear. He cusses and engages with the population vocally in the same style of his writing. If I find out he voiced an audiobook of one of his books, I’d buy it and ask him to autograph it. I know it makes no sense, but I’m using “shut up and take my money” logic here.

Will Green: What kind of music do you listen to and why?

James Ticknor: Quite frequently, Evanescence. Although she said in an interview she doesn’t consider herself dark, I think she is. Nearly everything that I write is dark. I’ll otherwise listen to classical music. Songs can sometimes distract me.

Will Green: What do you watch on TV and why?

James Ticknor: I watch Netflix, not cable. On Netflix, I watch Futurama, Family Guy, American Dad, and American Horror Story. I love Disney movies too. I watch these comedy shows because comedy, in my firm belief, is the element of surprise, to get you to look at something in a new way that sparks sudden emotion and physical reaction. For American Horror Story, it’s because I like a long story, but still want to move on to other things at one point. For Disney, it’s just a good story. Also I like understanding the fucked up plots I didn’t understand before. My favorite Disney movie is The Hunchback of Notre Dame, and I love looking back at it because I didn’t understand the religious intolerance, lust, and ethnic persecution when I watched it at 5 years old.

Will Green: What kind of advice could you give an aspiring writer?

James Ticknor: Get the fuck off the internet. That doesn’t mean go and watch TV or check your phone for “just one more text”. Electronic recreational devices or social media is the death of inspiration and writing. How many times have you been inspired from something you read on Facebook? Exactly. No, I’m serious. Don’t argue with me. Get. Off. It.

On another note, live in doubt, but don’t let it cage you. Doubt makes us question all aspects of our writing, which is good. There’s going to be people who hate your writing. Listen to criticism, but be aware of who is speaking (Stephen King quote). I remember when I was in high school I wrote the worst, most profane literary piece to no one in particular. However, it got to the principal somehow. There was no violence, no threats or anything- just cuss words. In this public school where assault warranted 1-2 day suspension, I was initially suspended 10 days with recommendation for expulsion based on that writing piece. That is when the biggest critic of my life made me believe (from the amount of controversy and trouble it caused) that I was damned good writer. The message from that is even if someone hates your work, it can be because you are a very powerful writer.

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Friday, March 14, 2014

T.E.D. by Jayson James


T.E.D. by Jayson James

From the author of the Finding Our Way series comes a new story. 



Picture
Tim is being bullied. No one in high school wants to be known as a tattle-tale and to do so would only make things rougher for him. The repercussions would most likely make him an outcast, and without any friends.

Eric is frustrated with life. His parents are overbearing and if they ever knew the person he really was, they would throw him out of their house. His friends are not much better, they only like him when he is who they expect him to be.

Delsin is gay and ready to come out.  Unfortunately, life at home is on the brink of falling apart with his parents constant fighting. Admitting the truth could bring his whole world crashing down around him.

Each of these three needs to decide whether the risks of being honest about who they are outweighs the importance of being true to themselves. This could mean ruining life as each of them knows it. Maybe it is better to remain miserable in order to play it safe. On the other hand, doing nothing doesn't seem to work either.


Look for T.E.D. by Jayson James on Amazon. 


And be sure to connect with Jayson James.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Sex on the Beach Blog Tour Character Interview

Blog tour stop for the Sex on the Beach trilogy
NOTE FROM THE AUTHORS
Dear Reader,
Prepare yourself for Sex on the Beach, a trilogy featuring BETWEEN US (Jen McLaughlin), BEYOND ME (Jennifer Probst), and BEFORE YOU (Jenna Bennett). Three separate novellas. Three different authors. One literary world. Read them all, or just read one. It's up to you! No matter which route you choose, these standalone novellas are sure to satisfy your need for sizzling romance and an emotion packed story.


GOODREADS LINKS:
BEFORE YOU
BETWEEN US
BEYOND ME - 


BUY LINKS:
BEYOND ME BY JENNIFER PROBST
BETWEEN US BY JEN MCLAUGHLIN
BEFORE YOU BY JENNA BENNETT




Beyond Me by Jennifer Probst

March 4, 2014
New Adult Contemporary Romance
One of the “Sex on the Beach” Novellas

BOOK SUMMARY:

CAN FUN IN THE SUN TURN INTO LASTING LOVE?
Spring break in Key West with my besties was supposed to be casual fun. But I never expected to meet James Hunt. Sex and frolic? Yes! A relationship? No. But his hot blue eyes and confident manner drew me in. And when he let me see the man behind the mask, I fell hard, foolishly believing there could be a future for us. Of course I never considered our relationship might be based on lies...or that his betrayal could rock my foundation and make me question everything I believed in...    

OR WILL A LIFE BUILT ON LIES RUIN EVERYTHING?
The moment I saw Quinn I knew I had to have her. She hooked me with her cool eyes and don’t touch me attitude. I had it all, money, social status, and looks. I could get any girl I wanted...until her. When my friends challenged me with a bet to get her into bed by the end of the week, I couldn’t pass it up. But sex wasn’t supposed to turn into love. She wasn’t supposed to change me, push me, and make me want more for myself. She wasn’t supposed to wreck me in all ways. And now, if I can’t turn my lies into truth, I just might lose her forever...





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Author Information


Jennifer Probst wrote her first book at twelve years old. She bound it in a folder, read it to her classmates, and hasn’t stopped writing since. She took a short hiatus to get married, get pregnant, buy a house, get pregnant again, pursue a master’s in English Literature, and rescue two shelter dogs. Now she is writing again.

She makes her home in Upstate New York with the whole crew. Her sons keep her active, stressed, joyous, and sad her house will never be truly clean.
She is the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of sexy and erotic contemporary romance. She was thrilled her book, The Marriage Bargain, was ranked #6 on Amazon's Best Books for 2012. She loves hearing from readers. Visit her website for updates on new releases and her street team at www.jenniferprobst.com

JENNIFER PROBST
Website:  www.jenniferprobst.com
Facebook Fan Page:  https://www.facebook.com/jenniferprobst.authorpage
Twitter:   https://twitter.com/jenniferprobst
Goodreads:  https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/2965489.Jennifer_Probst
 
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~Character Interview with Jennifer Probst~


Interview Questions:
SBB: James, if you have to chose between skiing for vacation or a tropical cruise what would you choose?
James:There's something about the water that soothes me, so I'd go for a cruise any time. Especially since I get to see Quinn in her bikini. That's a no brainer!

SBB: If Quinn told you that she wanted a gift from you for her birthday that you spent NO money on, what would you get her?
James:Easy. Quinn is the first woman I've met who doesn't give a crap how much money I have. I'd paint her a special picture - something she can look at every day and know how much I want her. How nuts I am about her and what's she done for me.

SBB: Tell me about your ideal day...
James:Us together on my boat. Simple. That's all I need lately. The movement of the water, the sun and sky overhead, and Quinn by my side. Crap, I sound pussy whipped don't I?

SBB: Quinn, what three things would you take on a deserted island?
Quinn:Hmm. Ipod with a bunch of batteries so music is never far from me. My suntan lotion because I burn all the time. And James. Not much else is needed.

SBB: What is the most outrageous thing you have ever done? What is the most outrageous thing you think James has ever done?
Quinn:God, I'm so lame. I haven't done anything really crazy in my life, I'm always taking care of people. So I'd say I got crazy when I finally met James and gave him my underwear. I never felt so naked in my life, and so hot when I caught him staring at me, knowing I was ready for him. As for James, he's done so much I can't even imagine. In fact, I don't want to know! We're together now and it's a clean slate. The only outrageous things he'll be doing from now on will hopefully be with me!

SBB: If James painted something for you, what do you wish it would be?
 
Quinn:Anything that speaks to him. Something that reminds him of me. That would be the best gift in the world.

SBB:Jennifer, what was the most challenging thing about writing a story with characters in other stories that you didn't write?
Jennifer: This was the first time I've written something where my characters will turn up in other books! But I can't lie, it was super easy - probably because of the writers I chose to be with. We had fun, and we respected each others creativity. If I wanted to do something in a scene, Jenna and Jen would immediately try and help me fit it in, and vice versa. And it was a blast reading about Quinn and James in the other two books!

SBB:I loved this adventure into the new adult genre, and I think you did a wonderful job, was it harder than what you have written in the past?
Jennifer: Yes and no. I freaked a bit when I decided I'd try first person POV - that is not my comfort zone. But I love learning and stretching as a writer, so I took the leap and checked in with Jen and Jenna to make sure it sounded good. Then I did something I rarely get to do - I played! We decided we'd have fun with this project and just let our creativity flow. I love the new adult genre and wanted to do it my way - in my voice - not as a copycat of some other fantastic books I've read. This series is different and I'm so proud of it!
SBB:Have you ever been to Key West for Spring Break?
Jennifer: Not for spring break exactly but I did go for a week with my girlfriend in June and it was wild! That's why I had a blast revisiting Key West - it made an impression on me with its character and unique traits! And I did drink Sex on the beach cocktails there too lol!!!



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JEN MCLAUGHLIN

Jen McLaughlin is a New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author. She writes steamy, bestselling New Adult books for the young and young at heart. Her first release, Out Of Line, came out September 10, 2013. It hit both lists within the first week of release. She also writes bestselling Contemporary Romance under the pen name Diane Alberts. She is represented by Louise Fury at The Bent Agency.
 
 Website: http://dianealberts.com/
Facebook Fan Page: https://www.facebook.com/DianeAlberts6
Twitter: https://twitter.com/DianeAlberts
Goodreads:  http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6921962.Jen_McLaughlin






-----------JENNA BENNETT


New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Jenna Bennett (Jennie Bentley) writes the Do It Yourself home renovation mysteries for Berkley Prime Crime and the Cutthroat Business mysteries for her own gratification. She also writes a variety of romance for a change of pace. For more information, please visit her website, www.jennabennett.com



Website:  www.jennabennett.com
Facebook Fan Page:  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Jenna-Bennett-Jennie-Bentley/192400104127600
Twitter:  https://twitter.com/Bennett_Jenna
Goodreads:  https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/1549070.Jenna_Bennett
 

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Cover Reveal: Zoku's Hope by Chelsea O'Neal

Zoku's Hope
Angel Crest Series Book 2
by Chelsea O'Neal

~ Cover Reveal! ~


Blurb:

After Jaiden found Daniah in Juniper, they returned to Garnet City. Daniah is destined to become Queen of Zoku, a race of angel half-breeds who protect the humans from a soul-stealing evil. Now, Daniah is learning of her abilities and responsibilities as queen. Just as things seem to be going smoothly, a group of Zoku show up to help, led by an angel, Shelly.

Mallory has been on her own for most of her life, trying to protect and save those around her.  She is Toyek, and she's been hiding in plain sight while fighting for her life. She is intent on finding her friends' daughter, whatever it takes, when an innocent trip to the supermarket takes an interesting turn.

Orion has been hired to find a female and, as a Tracker, finding people is his specialty. He finds much more than he was looking for when he runs into the beautiful Mallory. While pursuing both his target and the resistant Mallory, he finds himself fighting to defend Princess Daniah and the Zoku.

Can Orion and Mallory work together to help Daniah be the hope the Zoku so desperately need? Or will a few surprises and a tragedy be all it takes to break the united front of the Zoku fighting against the evil Meikal?

What do you think of this cover? 
Isn't it amazing? 
  It was designed by Mallory Rock
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~Excerpt from Zoku's Hope~


I smile slightly and huff out a breath, “Trev, how could you?” I ask, then figure I might as well go ahead and say it. “I have tried to avoid you as much as possible since we got back; makes it kind of hard to talk.” I watch his eyes go wide.


He opens his mouth to say something then closes it and looks at me with an odd look on his face. “Why would you avoid me?” 


I sigh and close my eyes for a moment, then look at him and decide to go for broke and get it out there. “When we were in Tabul, after you kissed me, I freaked. I thought I wasn’t able to protect you while being so close to you. But I thought it over and decided that maybe we could try being together. I was going to tell you that I wanted to be with you and not just as a protector, but you told me it was a mistake, and that it wouldn’t happen again.” I shrug, then finish, “I figured you regretted the kiss and didn’t really like me. Since we have gotten back, I’ve thought about you a lot, and I guess it is easier to avoid you than to see what I can’t have all the time.” I hold my breath for a moment, then force myself to take calming breaths and will away the heat in my cheeks.


I watch as Trevor blinks a couple of times, then blinks again before he smiles widely at me. I feel tears prickle, wondering why he has to be cruel about my feelings, but before I can do much more than feel embarrassed and hold my tears back, he takes hold of my chin with his thumb and fingers and makes me look at him.


“Can you see me OK?” he asks, and I have a lump the size of Grazier in my throat, so I just nod. “I have been in love with you for years. I wanted you when we kissed, and I have wanted you every moment of every day since I had that small taste.”

I search his face for the truth in his words and feel my stomach explode with butterflies. I feel lighter than I have in months. I feel hope and happiness rise
up in me. Trevor just said that he loves me!

Giveaway:
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Author Bio Chelsea O'Neal:

Chelsea O’Neal lives in her fantasy world where people can fly, vampires could be real, money is never an issue, and the romantic meeting of your true love is a normal happening.  When not relaxing in Chelsea-ville, she enjoys talking with animals that talk back and taking long walks with her Prince Charming…
Actually Chelsea lives in the United States in Nebraska, where she was born and raised, with her black lab Daisey, who hasn’t spoken actual words, but she is pretty sure Daisey understands her. She is yet to meet her Prince Charming, though she is quite sure he is out there.  Chelsea enjoys working in a library as well as a cosmetologist. She is an avid reader and writing has always been her passion. Zoku’s Hope is her Second novel, and she is working on her next book now.
Visit her website : Chelsea O'Neal


Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Chelsea O'Neal Radio Interview

Chelsea O'Neal Radio Interview

Check it out, start around the 30:00 mark and listen away!!



Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Review Before You by Jenna Bennett


Before You 
by Jenna Bennett
New Adult Contemporary Romance
One of the “Sex on the Beach” Novellas

 
Before You is a New Adult novella and is part of the Sex on the Beach Series which includes two other books written by authors Jennifer McLaughlin  and Jennifer Probst.

It’s all fun and games

I had a simple plan for spring break.

Sun, sand, and a hot guy. Sex on the beach, with no strings attached.

A chance to get rid of this pesky virginity once and for all.

And when I met Tyler McKenna, I thought I had it made.

Until someone gets hurt

But then girls started turning up at Key West landmarks. Girls who looked like me, but with one crucial difference: They’d all been drugged and relieved of their virginity.

The virginity I still have. The virginity Ty refuses to take.

And now I’ve begun to wonder whether there isn’t more to him than meets the eye.

Suddenly, sex on the beach doesn’t sound so good anymore...

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*~*My Review*~*
I really enjoyed this story, I haven't read anything by Jenna Bennett before, but I will be reading her from now on!  I enjoyed Cassie a bunch.  She was an everyday normal girl, who is smart and pretty.  She is a perfect heroine to root for and want to have good things happen for her.
Then we meet Ty who seems pretty great until you find out why he seemingly keeps blowing her off.  You really hope that Ty can be the guy she wants him to be for her, so you keep rooting and hoping they will hit it off and get together. While reading the other two books in this trilogy, you keep thinking poor Cassie, and the guy who won't see how wonderful she is.
Then you read her story and you think WOW look at all that has been happening while the other two were out meeting guys.  I loved the bit of mystery and intrigue that was included in this story.  
At the ending I was bummed a bit because I want to know more about Ty and Cassie. Do they stay together?  Overall I give this book 5 stars and I am thankful I read all three books, and now even though it is only February, can I go on Spring Break? To Key West?

OTHER BOOKS IN THE ‘SEX ON THE BEACH’ SERIES


 About Author


Jenna Bennett
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Jenna Bennett (Jennie Bentley) writes the Do It Yourself home renovation mysteries for Berkley Prime Crime and the Cutthroat Business mysteries for her own gratification. She also writes a variety of romance for a change of pace. For more information, please visit her website, www.jennabennett.com
You can follow Jenna on Facebook
On twitter
Or her Website 
 

Review Between Us by Jen McLaughlin


Between Us
by Jen McLaughlin
New Adult Contemporary Romance
One of the “Sex on the Beach” Novellas




Between Us is a New Adult novella and is part of the Sex on the Beach Series which includes two other books written by authors Jennifer Probst  and Jenna Bennett.
 
I’m just a girl…

I’m a famous country star who’s spent her life cultivating a good girl persona to avoid bad press, but I’ve reached my limit. I’m going away for spring break with my two best friends from college, and we’ve vowed to spend the vacation seeking out fun in the sun—along with some hot, no-strings-attached sex. The only thing I needed was the perfect guy, and then I met Austin Murphy. He might be totally wrong for me, but the tattooed bad boy is hard to resist. When I’m in his arms, everything just feels right.



And I’m just a guy…

I’m just a bartender who lives in Key West, stuck in an endless cycle of boredom. But then Mackenzie Forbes, America’s Sweetheart herself, comes up to me and looks at me with those bright green eyes…and everything changes. She acts like she’s just a normal girl and I’m just a normal guy, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. My past isn’t pretty, you know. I did what I had to do to survive, and she’d run if she learned the truth about my darkness. But with her, I’m finally realizing what it’s like to be alive. To laugh, live, and be happy.



All good things must come to an end...
 
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*~*My Review*~*
This is the second book in the Sex on the Beach series I've read.  I loved Mackenzie and Austin and I am so so glad I got to read their story!  It starts with Mac seeing this guy from across the bar in Key West during spring break. 
 I enjoyed seeing how a person so in the spotlight, who has a hard time trusting, go on spring break with her friends.  It was interesting to see how she handled it and then you add in Austin a super sexy bad boy and well the story went hot and heavy. I was nervous for Mac, then excited, then annoyed on her behalf.  I think my heart broke then healed with hope, right along with each character.  Austin was intense, yet real when he talked and I liked that very much! It was such a sweet story and I was sucked in, I had to stop reading to go to work.
I think the entire idea is wonderful, how three friends set off to find their guys and then all the little stories that tie in with it.  I am super excited to read Cassie's story, and overall I would give this book 5 stars.  If you have never been on spring break, this book (and series) will transport you there, you will feel the sun on your face!

OTHER BOOKS IN THE ‘SEX ON THE BEACH’ SERIES


 About the Author


Jen McLaughlin
Jen McLaughlin is a New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author. She writes steamy new adult books for the young and young at heart. Her first release, Out of Line, came out September 2013. She also writes bestselling contemporary romance under the pen name Diane Alberts. Since receiving her first contract offer under the pen name Diane Alberts, she has yet to stop writing. She is represented by Louise Fury at The Bent Agency.

Though she lives in the mountains, she really wishes she was surrounded by a hot, sunny beach with crystal-clear water. Though she lives in the mountains, she really wishes she was surrounded by a hot, sunny beach with crystal-clear water. She lives in Northeast Pennsylvania with her four kids, a husband, a schnauzer mutt, a cat, and a Senegal parrot. In the rare moments when she’s not writing, she can usually be found hunched over one knitting project or another. Her goal is to write so many well-crafted romance books that even a non-romance reader will know her name.

You can follow Jen on Facebook
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Review for Beyond Me by Jennifer Probst

Beyond Me 
by Jennifer Probst


New Adult Contemporary Romance
One of the “Sex on the Beach” Novellas
March 4, 2014

Beyond Me is a New Adult novella and is part of the Sex on the Beach Series which includes two other books written by authors Jennifer McLaughlin and Jenna Bennett.


CAN FUN IN THE SUN TURN INTO LASTING LOVE?

Spring break in Key West with my besties was supposed to be casual fun. But I never expected to meet James Hunt. Sex and frolic? Yes! A relationship? No. But his hot blue eyes and confident manner drew me in. And when he let me see the man behind the mask, I fell hard, foolishly believing there could be a future for us. Of course I never considered our relationship might be based on lies...or that his betrayal could rock my foundation and make me question everything I believed in...      

OR WILL A LIFE BUILT ON LIES RUIN EVERYTHING?

The moment I saw Quinn I knew I had to have her. She hooked me with her cool eyes and don’t touch me attitude. I had it all, money, social status, and looks. I could get any girl I wanted...until her. When my friends challenged me with a bet to get her into bed by the end of the week, I couldn’t pass it up. But sex wasn’t supposed to turn into love. She wasn’t supposed to change me, push me, and make me want more for myself. She wasn’t supposed to wreck me in all ways. And now, if I can’t turn my lies into truth, I just might lose her forever... 



~*~ My Review~*~
I loved this book, I very much enjoyed getting to know James and Quinn, and I wanted to step into their world of sun and water and love. I have read many New Adult novels then have the theme of a bet that is made at the beginning and then comes to light later causing huge problems, however this story line was brilliant.  I loved how the bet was resolved and how each character reacted. Instead of reacting in a more damaging way and causing hurt and months of distrust, the characters did something even better.  Sometimes the book tends to feel juvenile, this one did not! It was excellent.  James was a different kind of male in which he was tortured in a emotional way and it made what happens between them feel even deeper... I am hoping beyond all hope for more, and I really want to know what will happen with Cassie and her mystery guy and Mac and Austin.  This book made spring break even more fun, even with the intense feelings, I want to head to Florida now! I give this book 5 huge sunny and sandy stars!


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OTHER BOOKS IN THE ‘SEX ON THE BEACH’ SERIES



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Jennifer Probst
Jennifer Probst wrote her first book at twelve years old. She bound it in a folder, read it to her classmates, and hasn’t stopped writing since. She took a short hiatus to get married, get pregnant, buy a house, get pregnant again, pursue a master’s in English Literature, and rescue two shelter dogs. Now she is writing again.

She makes her home in Upstate New York with the whole crew. Her sons keep her active, stressed, joyous, and sad her house will never be truly clean.
She is the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of sexy and erotic contemporary romance. She was thrilled her book, The Marriage Bargain, was ranked #6 on Amazon's Best Books for 2012. She loves hearing from readers. Visit her website for updates on new releases and her street team at www.jenniferprobst.com.



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