February 22, 2014

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February 9, 2014

The Power Of Three

In honor of our The Power Of Three Newsletter Rollout - Char, Callie, and I are holding a contest for our readers. Enter for your chance to win a novel from one of us. You can follow the link above to our Facebook account and click on the Newsletter post, or Subscribe below, which will lead you to our newsletter. Just scroll to the bottom and sign-up in the 'stay connected' block, Join Our Mailing List Button.

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February 7, 2014

Please Give A Warm Welcome to Liza O'Connor





Rebound Love

What is it? 
A Rebound Relationship is one you enter soon after a breakup of a significant connection in which you use the new person to distract you from the loss of your former love.

And why should we avoid it?

Let’s ask Dan Marshal

He knows all about rebounds.

He got married at seventeen because his girlfriend of a month was pregnant. Neither were ready for the end of their ‘good times’ but their adorable little girl, Destiny, needed parents.

 So Dan stepped up.

While Dan fell in love with his daughter upon first sight, Jackie wanted nothing to do with motherhood. She hated being stuck with a baby and husband while all her girlfriends were staying out all night partying and meeting cute boys.

So three months into the marriage Jackie left, giving up all rights to her child, and never looked back.

Coming from a wealthy family, Dan was able to afford childcare while he went to college. But his adorable child always came first in his life. Later, he started his own business, so he could bring his daughter to work and no one could complain.

Being a good looking, successful guy, Dan was never short of female admiration. In the early years, he dated some really nice women, several of whom Destiny adored. 

Everything would be great one day, and then the next, the young woman would return to the guy she previously dated, leaving Dan hurt and his daughter devastated. After the third time, he decided no more rebound dates. And no letting his dates entangle his sweet daughter’s heart.

What this meant practically, is that Dan placed a shield around himself and his daughter, and try as they might, women could not penetrate his emotional wall and he never let them meet his child. So while he occasionally dated, few relationships made it past a few months.

And then came Carrie.

So small, yet such a powerhouse. His heart perked up the moment she walked through his office door, letting him know if he didn’t become personally involved in her situation, she would have to take her business elsewhere.

He didn’t know anything about her, but he knew he didn’t want her to go elsewhere.

When he discovered she wasn’t just Trent Lancaster’s E/A, but his girlfriend, Dan tried very hard to build up his emotional wall against her. Even when she used him to help Trent get rid of a bad employee, he couldn’t send her packing, because he knew she hadn’t meant to cost him $40K. She even offered to pay him back.

The only thing he didn’t like about Carrie was the guy she loved.

But it wouldn’t last. Trent’s relationships never lasted more than a month.

A month passed, then two. Finally rumors began to fly about Trent’s sexual escapades with other women. Then a rumor began about Trent being engaged to his ex-fiancĂ©e.

He was tempted to call Carrie and see how she was taking it all, but he didn’t dare. She’d be hurt, on the rebound, and neither he nor Destiny could be in the fallout. She’d have to recover without them.

Reminding himself of his many rebound dates in the early years, he walled his emotions off and managed not to think of Carrie more than once or twice a day.

Until the Monday he arrived early to work and discovered the tiny Wonder Woman standing outside of his office writing furiously on her notepad.

The moment he touched her back, his barriers dissolved and his world intensified.

Discovering she wanted a job, he hired her on the spot, only to discover she had not yet emotionally left Trent. In fact, she acted as if they were still a couple.

He struggled to rebuild the barriers to his heart. He had to. There were no percentages in rebound lovers. It never lasted. But as fast as he’d build them up, a single smile from Carrie would tear them down. When he determined the cruel game Trent played with Carrie’s heart, he set in motion something that would hopefully break her away from Trent for good.

But even if he succeeded, she’d still be on the rebound and thus off limits.



The first woman he’d truly ever loved, and his well founded rebound rule stood in the way.




Here's more about Coming to Reason:

COMING TO REASON

Book Three: A Long Road to Love
Humorous Contemporary Disaster Romance
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Blurb


Book 3 of A Long Road to Love series

Carrie has committed to an inter-species engagement with Trent, her billionaire boss. Presently, he is eighty percent dreamboat and twenty percent nightmare. When he fires her so they can become a ‘normal couple’, everything heads south.



Providing her a stark contrast, her new boss, Dan Marshal, is everything a woman could want. But for Carrie, her heart is taken and thus, her path to reason remains long and arduous.



When her relationship with Trent explodes in a shocking fashion, finally her heart gives up and reason take over. She realizes a brighter future and a better man has been at her side all this time. But can she overcome the obstacles in her path to secure him? Or is Carrie doomed to never know true love?


Warning: If you loved Carrie and Trent as a couple, this book may break your heart.

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Liza O'Conner writes books that speak to my soul. Carrie is a character you will not soon forget.
--Rebecca Royce, author of The Warrior series.

I only have one thing to say about Liza O'Connor's A Long Road to Love series: Read them. They're funny. You won't regret it!
--Maria Hammarblad, author of Kidnapped.
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Excerpt

Carrie Hanson woke to the loving caresses of her boss and boyfriend, Trent Lancaster. She smiled as he rolled on top of her and dwarfed her petite four-foot-six body. God, she loved the man he’d become.

He possessed many admirable traits now: strong, thoughtful, a wonderful sense of humor, caring, and smart. Unfortunately, he had a couple of qualities she outright wished he didn’t. Due to his terrible upbringing, Trent would erupt into temperamental outbursts over the stupidest problems. Worse yet, he was a billionaire; a six-foot-tall, blue-eyed, dark-haired, handsome bachelor of society. Wolves could have done a better job raising him than his horrid, but thankfully dead, parents.

His eyes sparkled with love as he tugged off her teddy and perused her body. She breathed in at the warmth of his hand. His touch always set her skin on fire.

“I think we’re going to be late to work today.”

With a soft chuckle, she corrected him, “It’s Sunday.”

His eyes rounded for a moment. “I love Sundays.” He captured her hands and moved them to the ornate metal of the headboard, curling her fingers around the bars.

“I love you,” he added and kissed her with hungry passion, while his hands caressed her breasts.

A haze of nirvana enveloped her for a blissful moment, then a jarring ring pulled her from heaven. Releasing the headboard, she slapped the black radio alarm by her bedside, determined to quiet it before it ruined the mood. Unfortunately, the ringing continued.

“No!” she yelped when Trent rolled to the side and climbed off the bed. He reached for his pants on the floor and extracted his phone.

“Trent.”

Whoever called had him scurrying to the bathroom so he could talk in private. Carrie hoped a friend didn’t need money. His moments of generosity never worked out well.

She glared at the closed door. Who calls at six in the morning on a Sunday? She sat up, grabbed her teddy, and put it on. They had been so close to having morning sex, something she greatly liked since it put her in a good mood the entire day. However, she’d just discovered interrupted, no morning sex, made her disgruntled and grumpy.

She pushed out of bed and followed him to the bathroom, only he’d locked her out. His action surprised her. He rarely even bothered closing the door, never mind locking it.

Curious, she pressed her ear against the balsa wood. His low, refined voice came through loud and clear.
“Got to go. I’ll see you soon.”

A second later, he opened the door and pulled her into his arms. “Missed me?” He captured her mouth with his.

She pushed away from his kiss, knowing if he planned to see someone soon, he’d booted morning sex to the curb. “Don’t heat me up if you don’t plan to finish what you start.”

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A Long Road to Love
Book One
Worst Week Ever
“Love this book and couldn't stop laughing from beginning to end.” 5 stars – Alves - Amazon
61 reviews: 4.3 stars
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Book Two
Oh Stupid Heart
“Be warned though, this book is completely different from The Worst Week Ever. Yes, there is still humor, dry wit, situations that you would think...NOT AGAIN but this one humanizes Trent more.” 5 stars - Brian’s Mom – Amazon
8 reviews: 4.8 stars
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Book Three
Coming to Reason
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Other Books by Liza O’Connor
Liza O’Connor

Author Bio:

Liza lives in Denville, NJ with her dog Jess. They hike in fabulous woods every day, rain or shine, sleet or snow. Having an adventurous nature, she learned to fly small Cessnas in NJ, hang-glide in New Zealand, kayak in Pennsylvania, ski in New York, scuba dive with great white sharks in Australia, dig up dinosaur bones in Montana, sky dive in Indiana, and raft a class four river in Tasmania. She’s an avid gardener, amateur photographer, and dabbler in watercolors and graphic arts. Yet through her entire life, her first love has and always will be writing novels. She loves to create interesting characters, set them loose, and scribe what happens.
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February 4, 2014

Giveaway Contest - Please Give A Warm Welcome to Author, Cerian Hebert

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Welcome to Cheryl’s place! I’m thrilled to have you here.
Glad to be here Cheryl!
Please tell us a little about yourself.
I live in southwestern New Hampshire with my husband and 4 kids. I work full time for a children’s magazine publisher, run around for my kids, and somewhere in the midst of all that I find time to write. I’m hoping that someday I’ll be able to make the writing a full time job. Fingers are crossed.

What is your favorite pastime, other than writing?
I love to paint. Once, when I had more time, I painted wooden boxes with Celtic knotwork and sold them at craft fairs, but when I became too busy I had to drop it. Maybe after the kids are out of the nest I’ll pick it up again. It’s very relaxing.
When did you first get the writing bug?
I was twelve when I first became interested, but it didn’t really bite hard until I was about 15.
Any advice for new writers just starting out?
      Don’t give up. Write write write. And find groups to join online. There are so many groups        
   out there who can offer advice and support.
What genre or genres do you write?
I mainly write Contemporary romance, but I do dabble in paranormal romance as well. Love to write a good ghost story.
Tell us about your latest release(s)? (If you have any snippets of great reviews you’d like included, here would be a good spot.)

Going Going Gone is my latest Soul Mate release. Here’s a blurb.

How would you feel if you came back to your hometown and no one recognized you? Nell is going to pretend she's someone else to get a little revenge on the ex-high school bully.
When Nell Moreno returns to her small hometown after a lengthy absence, she’s not too surprised no one recognizes her, she’s certainly not the overweight teenager she used to be. While hiding her true identity, Nell “wins” hunky fireman, Elijah Knight, at a charity auction and she’s determined to give the one-time bully a little payback for the misery he caused her when they were teens. However, over the next few weeks she discovers he’s changed a lot too and as they fall in love, Nell is left with the dilemma of how to admit she’s lied to him about who she really is.

Please share an excerpt of your book!
She forced herself to smile and slanted a look into his chocolate brown eyes. “And why are you following me, Mr. Knight?”
It was as good a time as any to flirt with him, see him squirm a little. After all, he’d presented her with an opportunity. From where they stood no one could see them. Leaning toward him, she raised one brow. She didn’t touch him, but came within inches of his body. He wouldn’t be able to move without coming up against her, and as his eyes met hers she knew that he’d picked up the challenge.
“I just wanted to make sure you were okay. A city girl like you doesn’t know the dangers of the country.”
There was the faint scent of coffee on his breath, and she felt its warmth brush against her cheek.
“You mean like snakes or spiders?” She let her voice drop to just above a whisper, inching closer to him so that her chest barely skimmed against his.
“Something like that.” He still didn’t touch her, kept his arms at his side.
She did the same, curious to see how long they could go on like this, clinging to the last shred of willpower. “I’m a big girl, Eli. New York has its own share of creepy crawlies. Though it’s nice to see you care for a stranger.”
“You paid a thousand dollars for me. I think I should provide a little more than just painting a house.”
And then he gave in, as Nell had hoped. His arms snaked around her waist and pulled her close before his mouth descended on hers.
At first it was just a taste, his lips taking and releasing hers, barely touching them before reclaiming them, more fiercely. For a moment Nell let her hands remain at her side, until she could get her thoughts into some semblance of order. But as she felt his arms tighten around her, felt the tip of his tongue tickle her bottom lip, her hands found their way up the hard length of his arms and over his shoulders until she held him tightly around the neck. She became a full participant in the kiss, pressed her mouth against his, and invited him to delve deeper.
The way his body pressed against her was enough to send her blood coursing insanely to her heart. It beat so hard it nearly blocked out the sound of Gwen’s voice from the back yard.
Despite his tight hold, Nell pulled her mouth from his. "Hold on," she whispered as his lips claimed hers again. "Eli, wait."
"Say you’ll have dinner with me tonight," he murmured against her mouth.
Gwen called again, her voice closer this time.
Nell pushed against Eli’s chest, but he wouldn’t budge.
"She’s going to find us here." She protested when Eli kissed her again, playfully nipping her jaw. She wanted to be outraged at his behavior, his forward manner and the way he assumed she’d fall over backward for him.
"Then say yes."
She hesitated a moment longer. Looking out the corner of her eye she could see Gwen walk across the lawn, glancing around. It would only be a moment before she’d spot them. The last thing Nell wanted, after her conversation in the kitchen, was for Gwen to catch her making out like some kind of high school kid.
But Eli was so persuasive, his hands moving over her back until they held her waist. She wanted nothing more than to feel him pressed up against her. Damn it, she wanted him to keep kissing her.
"Yes, fine, I’ll go to dinner with you," she hissed, pushing away from his grasp. "Just stay out of sight for a few seconds. Let me get out there." She thrust him back against the side of the barn and, without thought, leaned up and pressed one last kiss on his mouth, then picked her way through the underbrush and returned to the backyard before Gwen could discover what she'd been doing.

What’s your current WIP?
Which one? I have several going at once. A sequel to a Contemporary western romance which I self-published; a rather spicy story that I intend to make into a series; and another contemporary western novella. Amongst many others.

Do you prefer your men in boxers, briefs, or commando?
LOL I would choose boxer briefs. Commando looks just too uncomfortable.

And finally, where can we stalk you? (Include all your social links: blogs, facebook, twitter, goodreads, pinterest, or any other social link you want included.
      Webpage – www.cerianhebert.com
      Wattpad - http://wattpad.com/CerianHebert

     Buy link for Going Going Gone - http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00E00RUW2