Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Tempting Sydney Cover Reveal

Today we're excited to help Author Angela Corbett reveal the cover to her upcoming novel, 
Tempting Sydney! 

Title: Tempting Sydney
Author: Angela Corbett

Release Date: Spring 2014
“Someone needs to make you come completely undone, Sydney Parker.” His tongue moved slowly over his lips. “That someone is going to be me.”

Goal-oriented Sydney Parker has never had a problem focusing. She’s about to start law school, the first step on her way to the Supreme Court. With no time for relationships, she lives vicariously through her best friend Brynn, who has recently decided to use sex as a research tool. Sydney, however, hasn’t been laid in years. Men are a distraction, one Sydney has diligently avoided…until Jackson West crashes into her life, and under her hood.

The last thing Sydney needs is a hot mechanic working on her ‘69 Camaro. Especially a hot mechanic with eyes like the ocean and lick-me abs, who claims to be better in bed than a werewolf.

Jax thinks that’s exactly what Sydney needs.

But Sydney has goals, and a relationship with the enigmatic Jax would challenge her.

Distract her.

Tempt her.

Sydney is about to find out that temptation is very hard to resist.

As a child, Angela Corbett’s most prized possession was a set of read-along books. She used to follow along with the narrator on the stereo and dream of when she would be able to read by herself. Her childhood reading habit led her to consider her future career. However, after consulting with her parents, she realized she had already exceeded hobbit height and since fairies and dragonslayers were tricky jobs to get, she decided she wanted to create worlds of her own. She started writing poetry in elementary school and worked as a journalist in high school and college, but could never leave her love for writing fiction behind.

She is a graduate of Westminster College where she double majored in communication and sociology. She has worked as a journalist, freelance writer, and director of communications and marketing. She loves classic cars, traveling, and escaping in a good book. She lives in Utah with her incredibly supportive husband and their five-pound Pomeranian, Pippin, whose following of fangirls could rival Justin Bieber's.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

A to Z Blogging Challenge...

So, I was meaning to start this on April 1, because it seems like something I could do, but so far, I've been slacking...(Yeah, I'm gonna give you guys permission to flog me later, m'kay...)

Anyway, I think I can still catch up though, so here goes:

A is for Apathy...

B is for Blue...

C is for Cry...

D is for Depression...

E is for Empathy...

F is for Friends...

G is for Ghastly...

H is for Healthy...

and today's is I, which in my world right now, is for Indecisive...

Now before I get into what each one of those means for me, let me just add this picture, which happens to sum up how I've been feeling of late:

I got it from a FB friend but it was originally posted by Andrew French, so thank you Sir, for bringing this to us...

Anyway, let's just jump right in to the rest of it.

A is for Apathy, which I struggle with everyday. There are times that I don't even want to get out of bed. I do, mainly because the cats gotta eat and in order to put food in their bowl, I have to work.

B is for Blue. This is the color of eyes that fill with water whenever I give myself a moment to think about things I really shouldn't think about.

C is for Cry. Naturally this follows B up there because I have to stop myself from doing it for no apparent good reason sometimes.

D is for Depression. Yes, it's a disease. Yes, I have struggled with it all my life. No, it never truly goes away. Sometimes things come along that can make me forget about it, but it's always right there, hovering in the back of my head like a rain storm on the horizon, ready to open up and soak me to the bone every moment of every day.

E is for Empathy. Do I want your pity? Not at all. Do I want your understanding and your willingness to stand there and wait for me to deal with this on my own? Ahyep. I sure do.

F is for Friends. My friends know I struggle with this all the time and now so do you, great big world wide web. Do I put up a good front and keep it mostly to myself? I sure do. Why do I do that you ask? See G...

G is for Ghastly. I feel Ghastly whenever I think people might pity me if I share how I'm feeling on a bad day. I hate to think I might bring someone else into the darkness of my world by sharing. So, I don't.

H is for Healthy. I want to feel Healthy. I want to feel loved and accepted, but I don't. Will I ever? I hope so, I really do...

And then finally...

I is for Indecisive. I wish I was talking about the little things, like what shoes to wear, or what to eat for a meal. But I'm not. No, my Indecision, comes from whether or not I should just throw in the towel and walk away.

Not from life mind you, never that, just from things I have tried and am failing miserably at. Or at least in my mind I am.

But that's part of this disease. My failings - large or small - are compounded a hundred times over and no amount of "words" will convince me otherwise.

(I love all my Friends for trying though and can't express how much it does help pull me back to some semblance of normal on days like today...)

Now, I hear you asking, why the reason for this post? Well, I want people to understand that while I'm normally pretty happy-go-lucky, fun and crazy, on a good day, the depression is still there, just under the surface, ready to boil over at any moment. And I don't want you to take offense at it. It's nothing you have done, or said, it's just me...

Thanks as always for stopping by.

Until next time.

Margaret Taylor

Friday, April 4, 2014

Cover Reveal for Alexandrea Weiss...

Quirky, reclusive, and unwilling to trust, Rayne Greer has removed herself from the world and lives only for her horse, Bob. After her heartbreaking divorce from the wealthy, arrogant, and much older Foster Greer, Rayne returns hides behind the world of horses she loved as a child. She is insulated from men, until she meets the handsome new riding master of Southland Stables, Trent Newbury. Hired to supervise Rayne and the other riding instructors, Trent is bold, competitive, and from the moment he meets Rayne, determined to have her. Rayne thinks the man with the striking gray eyes is just another playboy out for a good time with women and little else. But Trent has something other men do not; a patient and methodical plan for taming the skittish Rayne and gaining her elusive trust.
     After corralling her to dinner, Trent gets Rayne to slowly open up and she learns to confide in him. After an impassioned kiss, Rayne begins to see the riding master in a whole new light.
     Despite Rayne’s wishes to keep the relationship platonic, Trent relentlessly pursues her. He also encourages her to move forward with her riding and return to the show ring despite a long absence. Gaining her confidence inside and outside of the riding ring, Rayne feels ready to take the next step with Trent. But right when the relationship heats up, Rayne’s ex and her alcoholic mother step in and complicate matters.       
     Trent offers a shoulder for Rayne to lean on when dealing with her cold and distant mother. Slowly, he gains her trust, but doubts still plague her, especially when facts about Trent’s philandering past come to light. After Rayne discovers Trent’s involvement with his former boss, Lisa Shelby the owner of Shelby Stables where he worked as riding master, she begins to question his intentions for her.
     But Trent swears he has found something special in Rayne, and promises to be loyal to her. As Rayne slowly succumbs to his gentling of her heart, Trent introduces her to a new world of passion. Falling for Trent, she allows him in her life and takes his advice to return to the show ring. He enters her in an upcoming horse show and works with her and Bob to get ready. Rayne feel she has found the best of both worlds; a boyfriend and trainer.
     At a special party where she meets Trent’s friends, Tyler Moore and his wife, the famous author Monique Delome, Rayne runs into her ex, and Trent’s former flame, Lisa Shelby. The encounter makes her wonder why Trent is with her. But her fears soon subside when he gives her the key to his home, asking her to be a part of his life. Overjoyed, Rayne agrees.
     A friend at work encourages Rayne to take another step forward and give Trent her house key, so he will feel she is earnest about her desire to make things work between them. Deciding to surprise Trent with her key, she goes to his house and when she walks in, finds a Lisa Shelby naked and dripping wet in his living room. Lisa tells Rayne how she has worked her way back into Trent’s life. When Trent walks in and finds the two women, he denies any wrongdoing, but it is too late. Rayne’s trust has been shattered and she ends their relationship.
    Things go from bad to worse when her mother’s health quickly deteriorates. Years of alcohol abuse have left Estelle with a bad liver and a lot of debt, compounding Rayne’s heartache. Desperate for escape, Rayne buries herself in preparations for the coming horse show.
     On the day of the horse show Rayne confronts Trent about their relationship. He vows they are not finished, but Rayne disagrees. When she enters the show ring, she is able to jump a glorious round and be in contention for a ribbon.
    Exiting the show ring, she is greeted by an unexpected visitor, her mother. Estelle has spent her life avoiding her daughter’s love of horses, but now, encouraged by Trent, she has come to the show to support Rayne. She admits Trent has helped her to see her daughter in a new light and wants a chance to mend things between them. She tells Rayne that Trent needs another chance, too.
     When Rayne discovers she has won the blue ribbon, she wants nothing more than to share it with Trent. Finding him on the show grounds she confesses her love for him, but he is not entirely convinced, and Rayne must commit one final act of “proof” to assure Trent. 
     In the end, Rayne finally finds contentment with a man she can truly call her riding master.                   

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