Monday, March 31, 2014

Blog tour for TWISTED (Tangled #2) by Author Emma Chase!!!




Falling in love is easy. Staying in love is hard. In this heart-pounding follow-up to Tangled by New York Times bestseller Emma Chase, Kate reveals that there is trouble in paradise, when unexpected circumstances force her and Drew to "renegotiate" their relationship.

There are two kinds of people in the world. The ones who look first, and the ones who leap. I’ve always been more of a looker. Cautious. A planner. That changed after I met Drew Evans. He was so persistent. So sure of himself—and of me.

But not all love stories end happily ever after. Did you think Drew and I were going to ride off into the sunset? Join the club. Now I have to make a choice; the most important of my life. Drew already made hisin fact, he tried to decide for the both of us. But you know that’s just not my style. So I came back to Greenville, Ohio, alone. Well, sort of alone...

What I've come to realize is that old habits die hard, and sometimes you have to go back to where you began before you can move ahead.

 Excerpt #1

“Would you fucking stop! Why are you being like this?”

I glare up at him. “Because you don’t even care! I’m really upset here - and you don’t give a shit!”

His eyes open wide, incredulous.

“Of course I give a shit - I’m the one getting Jimmy Choos thrown at my head like Chinese freaking stars!”

“If you care so much, why don’t you apologize?!”

“Because I didn’t fucking do anything! I have no problem crawling on my hands and knees when I screw up. But if you think I’m gonna beg because you’ve been possessed by the Hormone Demon - you’re out of your mind sweetheart.”

 Excerpt #2

She stomps forward.  Billy moves behind my chair, using me like a human shield.

“Or better yet - would anyone like to explain why my best friend took off from New York like a bat out of hell, leaving behind a shit storm that makes Katrina look like an April fucking shower - and I have no idea why?!”

She takes another step forward and drops her bags to the floor.  Then she snaps her head to the right - in the direction of the perky blond teenager standing next to the lockers.

That’s Kimberly. She’s a waitress here. Works after school. She’s seems nice. 

And at the moment - terrified.

“Hey Gidget,  how about you make yourself useful and get me a diet coke? Don’t scrimp on the ice.”  Kimberly flees the room. 

Lucky girl. 

Delores points at me and yells, like Jack Nicholson in A Few Good Men, “Well?! You can’t keep me out of the loop, Kate.  I am the loop!”


I was so excited when I learned that Emma Chase was writing book #2 in the Tangled series! I couldn't wait for the release because I was hooked to Drew Evans and his colorful personality! Hell, I loved all the characters! There are not too many books that will make me laugh out loud, but I know that anything Emma Chase writes will certainly make me do just that!

So, the time has come to where are given more Drew Evans! However Twisted is written from Kate's perspective. Please do not let this sway you, I promise that this story still puts you in Drew Evans head. Twisted is a continual to Tangled and the story starts out two years after the ending of Tangled.

I am not going to lie, this novel is called TWISTED for a very good reason! There is a huge plot twist right from the start. I just want to prepare y'all because I was not expecting it! I remember I started reading this novel around 4am and I quickly got confused and I said to myself, "HUH? Wait a minute, I need to start reading this when I am more coherent." I couldn't believe the turn of events. I never thought such a thing was going to happen, but it did and this is the element that made the story unique.

I have always wondered what was going through Kate's mind. I always imagined what she could possibly be thinking because we all know that Drew Evans is a riot. He is like an adult child and you never know what is going to come out of his mouth. This time, it was not all pleasantries. Drew and Kate were thrown a curve ball and due to their stubbornness and lack of communication, their relationship was not ideal. Not everyone gets their happily ever after unless you fight for it! This is what I liked about the story. I like to see people fight for their relationship. Life is hard and sharing it with another person is even harder. I was always curious to learn if Kate and Drew's relationship would last. I mean it was so sudden. All good things do have to come to an end, but it is up to the people involved to decide if it is worth fighting for.

"You know that saying, "It's better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all?"That's a crock. Whoever said it didn't know a fucking thing about love. Ignorance is better; it's painless."

Twisted left me clueless. I had no idea what was going to happen. I was screaming at my tablet the whole time! I felt so many emotions: I laughed, I cried, and I got angry! This story allows you to get better acquainted with all of the characters and I loved that because they are all so likable and hilarious.

There is some comical moments throughout the story to lighten the mood.

“Everyone- can I have your attention please? My mom and dad has sex!”
“Congratulations, Steven. It’s like halley’s Comet, right? You only get to come every seventy-five years?”

All in all, I highly recommend this read and I cannot wait to read more.


Buy Links for TWISTED!

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By day, Emma Chase is a devoted wife and mother of two who resides in a small, rural town in New Jersey. By night she is a keyboard crusader, toiling away the hours to bring her colorful characters and their endless antics to life. She has a long standing love/hate relationship with caffeine.

Emma is an avid reader. Before her children were born she was known to consume whole books in a single day. Writing has also always been a passion and with the 2013 release of her debut romantic comedy, Tangled, the ability to now call herself an author is nothing less than a dream come true. 

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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Blog Tour for Surrender to Fate by Author Jacelyn Rye!

Surrender to Fate

(Fate's Path, Book 1)


Some say fate holds the cards. But what if love deals the hand? No love goes untested. Ever. Indeed, true love is left to prove itself. And that is exactly where fate steps in to play the game.

For William and Sarah, that game begins with growing up, in the unspoiled mountains of Colorado. In a time and space as clear as the Rocky Mountain skies above, these young souls together learn about life, what matters most, what endures, what doesn’t, and about love. Innocent young love moves ever so surely toward lives they both can picture, lives spent loving each other in a place they know so well and cherish.

Will and Sarah are ecstatically swept away in the swells of new love. And it is in their rarefied bliss that they make the fragile promise of first love, a promise that fate will soon rock and pound into doubt, guilt, and epiphany.

Unexpected and unprepared, these young lovers are suddenly torn apart, first by distance, and then by the far greater pressures of temptation that test the very fidelity of their heart-held promise. No longer able to console each other, hold each other, touch each other, they face the inevitable decision: move on to other loves, or cling to the faith that they will someday be together, again.

Will and Sarah stare down an unknown path, sensing destiny will not wait long before it comes to take them. Wracked with doubt, they wonder if their love was real. Caged by guilt, they both feel tempted by others intent on stealing their hearts.

Fate plays hardest when love is tested. And Will and Sarah are no exception, letting go of their happy past to embrace hope for an uncharted future. Love plays hardest when fate tests. And so it is, even through their trials of the heart, Will and Sarah never really stop loving each other. Theirs is a love so real and pure that each just wants the other to find happiness, even if it's with another.

But fate does not surrender so easily. Dealing blow upon blow, both Will and Sarah are each struck by jolting events that take them to the very edge of life, itself.

Sarah and Will hold tightly to their past, but steadfast promises begin to wane. Life continues, filled with romance, drama, and two souls yearning to understand the challenges brought with coming of age, and learning that fate is ultimately in control. What happens to love when life is on the line? Can they both relinquish control when love is on the line? Will fate even allow them to find out?

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Our Review:

What a fantastic read! The time period in the beginning starts in 1942, I must admit, that once I began reading I was worried that I wouldn't like it. I am glad that I put that issue aside and continued reading. I felt so many emotions while reading this story; suspense, anxiety, grief, sadness, anger, relief, loss,sympathy... Jacelyn Rye sure knows how to ignite a readers emotions. It was impossible to predict the plot twist that are embedded throughout this read. Surrender to Fate was a suspenseful, anxious, thrill ride.

I really liked the main characters: William (Will) and Sarah. Will and Sarah have known each other forever. Their family was the best friends. They did everything together. Will and Sarah enjoyed their time together in Colorado. Will and Sarah were inseparable...soul mates even. Both Will and Sarah knew that they were destined to be together forever. Of course fate rears it ugly head and leaves Sarah's family no choice but to move to California so her father can provide for their family. Work in Colorado was poor and Sarah's family could not thrive any longer.

Sarah and Will are distraught. One minute they thought that they would spend the rest of their lives together, and the next Sarah is moving 1000 miles away. Before Sarah and her family left for California her and William made a commitment to each other. Me Ware Wo, "I shall marry you." Will and Sarah promised each other that no matter the distance they would end up together and married some day. They promised each other their heart.

As strong as their bond was you would think that nothing would stand in between them, right? Well, you know sometimes fate has other plans..Once Sarah arrived in California she met Adley and Will was left in Colorado with Sarah's enemy Margaret. Adley was immediately infatuated with Sarah and Margaret has had her eyes on Will for a very long time. You must know that Margaret will stop at nothing to get what she wants. She has no morals.

So, the question is: will Sarah and Will's love withstand all obstacles? Will Sarah and Will stay true to their commitment? This is a bumpy unpredictable ride folks, and in order to find out their fate, you must read Will and Sarah's story.

Note: Surrender to Fate ends on a HUGE cliffhanger, but luckily Shattered by Fate (book #2) is readily available for purchase. 

 Fate's Path Series

Shattered by Fate

(Fate's Path #2)
One heart cannot remember. Another heart cannot forget. Both hearts reach toward something to grasp. For Sarah, it is her past. For Will, it is to bring that past back. The only thing standing squarely in their way — is their future. Each has promised their heart and life to another. But where happiness should be, instead are the dark billowing clouds of a storm of reckoning. The thunder of regret splits a horizon now raining down upon them in shards of shattered promises and unreachable memories. In Book One of this three-part saga, fate seemed it would not be denied, bringing Sarah and Will together in a turbulent world, uniting young hearts for the right reason: love. But — almost as if it has eyes — fate sees to it that no love that is meant to be is allowed to be, without it being tested to the passionate edges of chance. Accidents. Small ones are remembered and retold with a laugh. Useful ones are celebrated. But shattering ones — those are the ones that slip from the fingers of fate. The kinds that are followed by silence as it roars the sound of life changing. And it is this pounding drone that Sarah and Will — once inseparable — now hear when they listen to their hearts. After her accident, Sarah awakens in a hospital room and into a very different life. Will, accidentally buried by heavy timber when he heroically saves a fellow worker, is also delivered into his own unforeseen, disoriented new life. Destiny’s dust never settles. And nothing is clear when doubts appear. Sarah is betrothed to Adley, while Will is engaged to Margaret, yet both are still connected to each other by an indescribable draw seemingly groping out from the deepest reaches of fate. A fate that deliberately leaves the door of temptation cracked open, giving Will a yearning peek at the naked truth of Sarah, who reaches out with the same tortured passions. A fate that leaves both to fight the desperate desires of wanting what each knows they cannot have. A fate that dares them to ask, “What will happen if I finally feel you?”

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Chosen by Fate, Fate's Path #3 --  COMING SOON!

About the author:

Jacelyn Rye

Jacelyn Rye is many things. She can be as alluring as the love that flows from her pen: pure, honest, simple. But then, like a storm that suddenly appears over the mountain, she can also have you running for shelter where there’s no place to hide. Like life, itself, Jacelyn delivers the hard with the soft, the pain with the joy, the instant with the forever. All of it, for a reason. And it’s there that one can best enter her life.

“I believe in signs, I believe everything happens for a reason,” she’ll tell you. If you know someone like that, you already know a primal piece of Jacelyn — a person who actually listens to the Universe because there, she knows she’ll find more than answers, she’ll find reasons. And those reasons give her insights about nature, and human nature, both of which she invites us to explore with her.

Growing up in the blue sky country of Colorado doesn’t leave an impression, it becomes a lifeblood. For Jacelyn, the clarity of that truth flows through her stories, her characters and her inherent spirituality that somehow knows faith, in the end, triumphs over despair.

Through her storytelling — firmly stimulated by that early country life that taught her to always be prepared when venturing forth — Jacelyn’s uncanny ability to “see” what could happen takes readers into a crystal ball where the future’s many possible outcomes await in a swirl of incandescence, right down to the details of smell, touch, fear, love.

Because life also presents its possibilities in dreams, Jacelyn holds dear that open door. “My dreams mean a lot to me. I listen to them, solve problems in them, learn from them,” she confides. It figures, then, that when you read her stories, you’d best get ready for a trip with an original dream weaver.

And then, there’s serendipity. To know Jacelyn is to accept a dance with chance. She accepted one such chance when she moved from her beloved Colorado to an unknown life awaiting her in Southern California, where she lives today. “I knew another beautiful world was out there. I was ready for adventure,” she says, with the confidence that proves her faith is more than just words. “I moved from Colorado as soon as I graduated from college, thanks to a great job offer. The night after I received my job offer, I saw a commercial that said, ‘California, find yourself here.’ In that moment, I stopped debating the move and took it as a sign that my adventure would be found in California.”

As Jacelyn does so well, she shares those adventures in her writing. In her first book series, you’ll find Jacelyn’s experiences of this major life change play out in Sarah, who also moves from Colorado to California. “What I’ve seen and felt enable me to write realistically about how a Colorado mountain girl feels about living in California.”

In the quiet mornings, you’ll find Jacelyn savoring her coffee, outside. To her, it’s all about listening, breathing in, appreciating being here for another day. And of course, there’s time spent in the mountains, fishing, wading in creeks with the people she loves. Curiously, this girl who comes from the mile-high mountains, still fears the miles-deep ocean she frequently visits, but only to sink her toes in the hot sand and watch, in awe and respect, the thundering surf.

On any given day, be it in the mountains, at the beach, or on her terrace, Jacelyn is dreaming and writing, her way of sharing something meaningful with those who come to know her.

One thing is for sure, wherever she goes, wherever she’s been, Jacelyn is aware and thankful for the gifts around her. Indeed, although she does not get back to Colorado that often, she’s there in spirit, and in absolute detail, in a moment’s call. “The smells, the sound aspen leaves make when the wind asks them to dance, how tall pines gently sway back and forth against a backdrop of the bluest blue I’ve ever known.” That’s someone who takes it all in, who takes it all with her, and who offers it to everyone who opens her books.

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