Tuesday Tales - Picture Prompt ~ Where #Authors #Write to a #Prompt ~ #Reading


 

Welcome to Tuesday ... Welcome to Tuesday Tales ...

I continue with  Rachel's story. I introduced her in "I think I love you", the third book in the "Australian Sports Stars Series". She's Sarah's sister.
When Rachel opens the door and finds the police standing in front of her door, she's scared of a repeat of the day she was dragged to the police station. Yet, the two officers only want information and ask her to stop by later that day. Worried, she calls Oliver, a good friend, but instead gets Matiu Afoa on the phone. Matiu is Oliver's Kiwi friend staying with him for a week. He's in Melbourne for a meeting.

Today's prompt is a picture prompt

Enjoy - and feel free to leave a comment. And don't forget to click the link below to go back to the main Tuesday Tale site for more stories by very talented authors.






“It’s nice meeting you,” he said.
The movement of the window's wooden shutters caught her attention as it made the light dance on his skin. She turned to him, letting out a little laugh. “I still can’t believe I’m here.”
His mouth cocked into a smile, and he winked at her. “I’m glad you came.”
Rachel let out a little breath. “Okay, tell me a bit about you.”
Mat let out a snort. “No way. You’ll run away.”
“That bad?” she asked with a smile.
“Worse.”
“I can’t believe that.”
“What would you like to know?”
She thought about it. Not wanting to sound too eager, she asked, “Tell me about your tattoo and your necklace. I like it.”
Cocking a brow, he moved his shirt up a little. “My tattoo?”
“I didn’t really want to sound like a mother and ask for your life’s history.”
He shook his head as he laughed. “Technically, it’s not a tattoo, but a Ta moko. It’s part of my Maori background. It used to be a tribal thing.”
“Is the necklace a tribal thing as well?”
“Don’t know much about your neighbours across the sea, do you?”
She gave a little shrug. “Never had a need to.”
“The jade toki is a symbol of strength and courage.”
Rachel reached out and gentle held it with her thumb and finger. “I love it. It’s beautiful.” Then she met his gaze. “You’re proud of your heritage, aren’t you?”
He choked back a chuckle. “What makes you say that?”
“Not sure, but I get a feeling you’re not wearing it for show. It means something to you.”



Click her to read more Tuesday Tales


~~
  
Out now – and free for KU subscribers
 http://www.amazon.com/Iris-Blobel/e/B00FNFP3LI




#MusicMonday: Mr. Mister "Kyrie Eleson"

Cover Reveal: J.E. Warren "Lines we Forget" @jpysofinewrites



°°° COVER REVEAL °°°

LINES WE FORGET by J.E. Warren 

Cover Designer: J.E. Warren
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Release Date: March 8, 2016


°° SYNOPSIS °°
Love never comes easy, especially to those who aren’t prepared for it…

Twenty-four-year-old musician Charlie Stone has always played the classics. It’s just another day of playing the same old songs when he notices her—Anna Garrett, a beauty with cold-bitten, rosy cheeks and a coffee cup clutched in her hands.
Five songs later, and she’s still standing there. He vows to steal her heart the only way he knows how—through the power of music.

In the heart of London, chance encounters are few and far between, but a warm melody can bring people together…

New day, same old disappointments. Anna Garrett believes her luck at finding love has stalled before it’s even started when she’s stood up for a second date with a friend of her housemate.

But when she sees a handsome musician playing his heart out, everything changes. Memories come flooding back. As she listens to the music, Anna realises she must take matters of love and luck into her own hands.

When opposites attract, sparks fly…

After a series of wonderful, unconventional dates, feisty Anna and hopeless romantic Charlie declare their love for each other. But their newfound bond is rocked to its core by the appearance of an ex at a New Year’s Eve party gone awry, and a compromising situation that threatens to throw them off course.

Finally, a bright future appears to be within their grasp. But when Anna’s world fractures and distance comes between them, the real work begins.
Will their love go on in perfect harmony, or become another old song full of Lines We Forget?



°° J.E. WARREN °°
J.E.Warren currently resides in a somewhat sleepy seaside town, and is a British Romance/YA writer who has a long standing love for milky tea, travel, shaggy haired 90’s band Hanson, and small dogs.

Always observing, she enjoys writing and bringing to life realistic and relatable characters, especially strong, sharp and savvy females who aren’t afraid to speak their mind.

Music has always played a big part in her life – from noisy rock to reggae, folk to pop punk and everything in else between. And is a constant source of inspiration when writing, especially when plotting new ways to steal reader’s hearts, or make them swoon (usually with the help of guitar playing heartthrobs.)

When she’s not writing, J.E likes to curate perfect play lists – of which she has many, and catch up on her favourite shows (again too many), though you can be certain to find Buffy The Vampire Slayer on heavy rotation.


Snippet Sunday - INNOCENT TEARS - 07/02/2016 #romance #reading #newrelease



~~~
 
 
INNOCENT TEARS has been re-released.
It has enjoyed another full edit and an awesome new cover.

Here's another little snippet.

THANK YOU

~~~

Advice is what we ask for when we already 
know the answer, but wish we didn't.”




“My apologies, Mr. Morgan,” she said with a tilt of her head, cursing Jack deep inside as she saw him out of the corner of her eye attending to a guest.
Typical of him to leave her when she’d needed a bit of help. Leo Morgan’s square jaw tensed visibly. A man in his mid-forties, he was still handsome with his olive skin. Even though his hair showing the first signs of grey around his temples, it suited him well and emphasised his blue eyes. He took a deep breath and stepped slightly closer.
“Listen Emma,” he whispered. “I only hear good things about you. People like you and you have a good–” he paused seemingly trying to find the right word, “–let’s call it repute. But there’s a certain standard here, and I need you to uphold that. Are we understood?”
She nodded. “Yes, sir.”
“Good. Now, go and do your job and whatever it is between you two, keep it outside the hotel.”
She stood straight. “But there is nothing–”
“Miss Gallagher!”
“Yes, sir. Understood.”
Emma turned around and checked-in the next few guests. It was only after she had finished her shift that she was able to talk to Jack.

“Thanks for getting me into trouble again.”


♥♦♥  ~  OUT NOW  ~  ♥♦♥ 





Thanks for all your comments,
I do appreciate each single one of them!
And check out Snippet Sunday  Facebook site for other writers.
                     

                        



May I introduce: Rebecca Barber "Perfection is just an Illusion"


PERFECTION IS JUST AN ILLUSION
Author:  Rebecca Barber
Publisher: Limitless Publishing


✰ SYNOPSIS 
James Thompson is an Olympic swimmer with gold medals, world records, and million-dollar sponsorship deals…
But his fiancĂ©e Anna White is just an ordinary girl—or so she believes. 
When James takes her home for a visit and encounters her childhood friends and sleazy, jealous ex-boyfriend, Grant, he sees for the first time just how far apart their worlds really are.

Anna’s so-called friends undermine and backstab, but James is up for the challenge…
James is determined to make Anna see that while she might have once been an ugly duckling, she is now a stunning swan, and the only woman for him. 
As the London World Championships approach, media scrutiny of their relationship intensifies, and an intimate secret is uncovered...making their promise to each other nearly impossible to keep.

Caught up in a whirlwind of press coverage, and championship competition…
James and Anna find the stress almost overwhelming, and they struggle to maintain focus on their goals. But when victory finally appears certain, an old menace resurfaces and threatens to violate all James and Anna hold dear. 

Is it possible to have a perfect life?

A perfect love?

Or is perfection just an illusion…


✰ PURCHASE 
KINDLE: http://amzn.to/1WLk6ul
PAPERBACK: http://amzn.to/1Ph24Oj


✰ REBECCA BARBER 
Rebecca, one of four kids to her parents who are both primary school teachers, was born in Wollongong on the south coast of Australia before moving to the country with her family. After a few years of embracing all that country life had to offer, the family relocated to Port Macquarie with its white sand beaches. After a brief period enjoying the sun and the surf they finally settled in Canberra where Rebecca still lives today. But all through her childhood a notepad and a book where never far away. These days Rebecca is an avid reader, and when she isn’t buried in a book or cheering on her beloved football team she’s spending time with her husband Robert and their overly spoilt dog Levi.

#MFRWHooks for ~~LET ME LOVE YOU~~ 03/02/2016 #amreading #Reading #MFRWAuthor


 







Happy "Book Hook" Day
May I 'hook' you on 
"Let Me Love You"?












"Let Me Love You" is set in Melbourne, in the wonderful country of Australia.    

 

   

I hope you get hooked by this Snippet 

Today's hook
A few minutes later, as Oliver walked through the labyrinth of the clubhouse, he pondered about heading over to Ty’s anyway. Katie, Ty’s girlfriend, always had leftover dinner, and a bit of company wouldn’t hurt. The instant pain in his shoulder when he moved the bag, however, reminded him to make that call for a massage appointment.
When he hung up, he lifted his gaze and not only found himself in front of the lift but also next to Tamara. All the questions ran through his head again. How she’d ignored his hand, yet more so how intrigued he’d been by that distant look in her
eyes.
He was about to say something when the lift gave a soft ping and the doors opened. With a small sigh, he stepped aside and waited for Tamara to enter first.
“Ground floor?”
“Yes, please,” she replied in a soft whisper.
A thousand things went through his head, yet nothing that would start a conversation. He turned his head slightly towards her and as he watched her staring at the closing doors, he noticed a little flinch.
Or had he imagined it?
From where he stood, he was only able to see a small part of her face. She was pale, yet her skin was flawless. Her blonde hair was tied back in a ponytail, with a few stray strands tucked behind her ears. No earrings. He moved a bit forward. No rings on any of the fingers either. When she turned a bit, he again saw her deep blue eyes. They were so beautiful, and yet underlined with troubling dark circles. He imagined for a moment what those eyes were hiding.
“So what brings you to Melbourne?” he asked.
He was pretty sure he’d noticed another little flinch.

Blurb:
Oliver Dempsey, pitcher for a Melbourne baseball club, loves the women, and they love him… 
But he keeps them at an arm’s length, and when he meets Tamara, he’s unprepared for the attraction he feels for her. Told by his coach that she’s off limits, only draws him in more. 
Tamara Amis moved to Melbourne to find some distance between her past and herself… 
With the help of her uncle, the coach of a Melbourne baseball club, she quickly finds a job, and a place to live. Yet, one meeting with the handsome pitcher stirs unexpected emotions that threaten to overwhelm her. 
It’s Oliver’s injury that brings them together, but as they find out about each other’s pasts, how can they be ready to share a future?   
    


5 Stars 
This is the first book I read by author. I really enjoyed this book. I will have to read book 1 in this series. You can read this as a standalone

4 Stars
Having enjoyed the first book in this series, I was more than happy to read Let Me Love You – but each book stands alone and you don't have to have read one to understand the other. Nor do you have to know baseball inside-out to follow the story!

Oliver and Tamara appear to be opposites in the way they live life – he outgoing, she nervy and insular after a recent tragedy. And yet both choose to keep people at arm's length and neither are looking for romantic involvement. The attraction they feel for each other is initially unwanted but ultimately can't be ignored.

When Oliver is injured, he must reevaluate his career and his attitude to relationships, just as Tamara must decide the best way to forge forward rebuilding her life.

This is an enjoyable romance exploring the way two people cope with loss and tragedy in different ways, with likeable secondary characters adding variety and humor.

I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Tuesday Tales - STOLEN ~ Where #Authors #Write to a #Prompt ~ #Reading


 

Welcome to Tuesday ... Welcome to Tuesday Tales ...

I continue with  Rachel's story. I introduced her in "I think I love you", the third book in the "Australian Sports Stars Series". She's Sarah's sister.
When Rachel opens the door and finds the police standing in front of her door, she's scared of a repeat of the day she was dragged to the police station. Yet, the two officers only want information and ask her to stop by later that day. Worried, she calls Oliver, a good friend, but instead gets Matiu Afoa on the phone. Matiu is Oliver's Kiwi friend staying with him for a week. He's in Melbourne for a meeting.

Today's prompt is: STOLEN.

Enjoy - and feel free to leave a comment. And don't forget to click the link below to go back to the main Tuesday Tale site for more stories by very talented authors.




“It’s nice meeting you,” he said.
She let out a little laugh. “I still can’t believe I’m here.”
His mouth cocked into a smile, and he winked at her. “I’m glad you came.”
Rachel let out a little breath. “Okay, tell me a bit about you.”
Mat let out a snort. “No way. You’ll run away.”
“That bad?” she asked with a smile.
“Worse.”
“I can’t believe that.”
“What would you like to know?”
She thought about it. Not wanting to sound too eager, she asked, “Tell me about your tattoo and your necklace. I like it.”
Cocking a brow, he moved his shirt up a little. “My tattoo?”
“I didn’t really want to sound like a mother and ask for your life’s history.”
He shook his head as he laughed. “Technically, it’s not a tattoo, but a Ta moko. It’s part of my Maori background. It used to be a tribal thing.”
“Is the necklace a tribal thing as well?”
“Don’t know much about your neighbours across the sea, do you?”
She gave a little shrug. “Never had a need to.”
“The jade toki is a symbol of strength and courage.”
Rachel reached out and gentle held it with her thumb and finger. “I love it. It’s beautiful.” Then she met his gaze. “You’re proud of your heritage, aren’t you?”
He choked back a chuckle. “What makes you say that?”

“Not sure, but I get a feeling you’re not wearing it for show. It means something to you.”



Click her to read more Tuesday Tales


~~
  
Out now – and free for KU subscribers
 http://www.amazon.com/Iris-Blobel/e/B00FNFP3LI