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Blocked is a New Adult sports romance.
College freshman Lucia Ramirez has a secret crush on Dane Monroe. He’s a tall drink of water — blond, brash, and one hell of a volleyball player. ¡Híjole! Lucia hopes her volleyball scholarship to his school will make him notice her.
Too bad what’s noticeable is Dane’s obvious hatred for Lucia. Her family’s politics contradict everything he stands for. And politics are front and center in both their families. Dane’s mother is about to face Lucia’s father in the race for US President.
When Secret Service throws them together, Dane can’t deny his frustrating attraction to Lucia’s athletic curves and sweet faith in the world. Amid the intense pressure of college athletics and presidential politics, can opposites not just attract, but overcome overwhelming odds to be together? Or do their differences block their match from the start?
Gabe Thompson enlisted to help out his buddy, but three years later he’s 100% US military bad boy, serving in the desert of Afghanistan where the days are hot, but the nights are hotter.
Alexis Garcia is out to save the world. The University of Texas freshman has come to Afghanistan to do aid work with the United Nations. She’s all about the peace, and she has no use for the camp’s biggest, baddest, gun toting player.
But, sometimes camouflage is more than a color, and people aren’t what they seem. When conflict develops not only between Gabe and Alexis, but also all around them, they’re forced to look deeper, and what they find will rock their worlds and change their hearts forever.
I love to write romantic stuff that helps you get away. Life can be a grind, and things like jobs and school and dirty dishes make Jill a dull girl – and me too! So, I write Contemporary and New Adult romances about hot guys and smart girls and cool places. It’s an Escape from the Everyday.
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Welcome to my stop on the NAmazing Adventure, a blog hop featuring over 60 New Adult authors, and prize packs that include ARCs, signed books, gift cards, swag, and more! If you’re not sure what the NAmazing Adventure is, please click here to start from the beginning and read the complete rules on the NA Alley website. Now let’s get this journey on the road!
Leo’s girlfriend Audrey Rose is poised for her own share of success. As one of Florida’s top high school swimmers, Audrey dreams of college swimming stardom. But there’s an obstacle to her glorious rise to the top. Her number-one supporter–her father–is in prison for murder.
Part murder mystery, part tale of young love in a military family, this gripping story takes readers on a journey from Pensacola to Annapolis. Leo and Audrey must band together to rise above the adversity they encounter and find their true selves in the process. When everything’s on the line . . . streamline.
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I’m hosting a Book Birthday Bash the week of March 25th, and I’d love for YOU to be my guest.
How can you attend?
1. Bloggers can post one of several options the week of March 25th (please complete the form below).
2. Visit participating blogs that week for GIVEAWAYS!
I’m giving away one print copy in the US and 4 ebooks of Streamline internationally.
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Political Suicide is a medical/political thriller by Michael Palmer that launches Tuesday 12-11-12. I had the pleasure of reading an advance copy, and it looks like I have more Michael Palmer novels to catch up on!
As a psychologist, I have treated physicians and other professionals who are recovering from addictions, so I found this novel intriguing from the start.
What would you do if a friend gets accused of murder, but you don’t think he did it?
When the hero of the military/political thriller Political Suicide faces that exact dilemma, he proves that he is not one to back down from a challenge. Dr. Lou Welcome has battled through many challenges in his life — the biggest being the daily struggle to stay clean and sober. He helps other physicians through drug rehab and re-entry into medical practice.
Gary McHugh is one such physician who calls Lou after falling off the wagon. Unfortunately, Gary’s alcohol blackout may or may not have included killing a U.S. senator.
When Lou seeks justice for his friend, it’s tough to see clearly through the miasma covering an elite Special Forces unit called Mantis Company. There just might be a deadly conspiracy with this military unit, waiting to be uncovered. And when Lou tries to find the truth, he becomes the target.
The suspense in this novel is top-notch. One scene involving a frothing-at-the-mouth guard dog had me quite on edge, nervous for Lou. I like the realism of Lou’s character. He’s tough, caring, and clever, yet he’s definitely not perfect. Lou makes a major mistake at one point, enraging Gary’s attorney Sarah. Will he redeem himself?
There’s also a cast of well-drawn supporting characters, including Lou’s daughter Emily, his AA sponsor and trainer Cap, and his cat Diversity. Lou and attorney Sarah team up and track down Edith, who’s already suffered the consequences of the deadly conspiracy. Edith is feisty and competent.
Unfortunately I didn’t feel very emotionally connected to Lou. He’s a good guy, but there just seemed to be something missing. The romance that sparks up between Lou and Sarah didn’t feel compelling to me, but this is more of a thriller than a romance (and I typically read romance novels).
I enjoyed the twist at the end that I didn’t see coming.
St. Martin’s Press provided an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
***St. Martin’s Press is GIVING AWAY a signed print copy of Political Suicide to a lucky winner!
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Do you believe alcohol/drug addiction is a biological illness?
And did you know that my publisher Omnific is giving away THREE kindles loaded with our books? Enter HERE.