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Friday, October 25, 2013

Off Chance - Review

5 - Star Review!!  This has earned a spot near the top of my list of favorite books!


Review



Oh my word... I was blown away by Sawyer Bennett's newest book, Off Chance.  When I was reading through the promotional materials (posted earlier this week here), I was so excited to see Flynn Caldwell.  When the author warns you that, "He will make you swoon... repetitively," it makes you take notice. And let me tell you, Bennett lives up to that promise!

It seems like most of the book that I have read recently have male leads that are either the quintessential "bad boy," or they go to the other extreme of geek.  Well Flynn is neither of those!  He has a heart of gold with a hero complex, but not the extreme cockiness that could come from the hero complex.  He wants to save Rowan, but not for anything in return.  He honestly just wants to help her out of a bad situation.  Of course, nothing is ever that easy, so there are stumbling blocks along the way, but Flynn and Rowan also become increasingly attracted to each other along the way.  But the question remains, will Rowan open herself up to another man after the horrendous break up that she suffered through the last time?

As the tour banner says, all of the books in the Off Series can be read as standalones.  But, if you have read the rest of the series, you are in for a treat as we get to see the entire Off Series cast in this book.  We get to catch up and see which couples are actually working out and if any of them decide to take the matrimonial plunge.  

I started reading the series with Off Sides and really enjoyed Sawyer Bennett's writing style.  So when Off Limits came out, I thought, "why not? Let's give it a read."  After those two, I was hooked. Not only is this on my list of favorite books, Bennett has become one of my favorite authors.  She has this amazing way of describing the characters and scenes in a way that makes them leap off the page and drag you with them.  Once you crack the over of an Off book, prepare yourself to be lost until you reach the final page.
  



Release: October 21, 2013

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He is seeking absolution.
Flynn Caldwell has a hero complex and it’s one of the reasons he joined the New York City Fire Department. He has spent his entire professional career trying to atone for that one person he failed to save. Because, if he can do that, then perhaps he can be worthy of love again.

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She is seeking escape.
Rowan Page’s life is nothing short of a disaster. Always immersed in trouble, she has only herself to depend on. She’s determined to pull herself out of this mess and make something of her life, despite the hard years she has lived on the streets of New York.

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Together, they have the chance to become complete.
Flynn and Rowan’s worlds exist miles apart, but when a chance meeting brings them together, neither of them can deny the instant pull that connects them to each other. What starts as a tiny spark eventually flares into a fire so hot, it refuses to be extinguished.

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Both are willing to jump feet first into the flames to see where it takes them, despite the risk of being burned.



Each book in the Off Series can be read as a standalone.





About the Author

USA Today Best-Selling author, Sawyer Bennett, is a snarky southern woman and reformed trial lawyer who decided to finally start putting on paper all of the stories that were floating in her head. She is married to a mobster (well, a market researcher) and they have two big, furry dogs who hog the bed. Sawyer would like to report she doesn't have many weaknesses but can be bribed with a nominal amount of milk chocolate.
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Reign of Ice - Cover Reveal


Title: REIGN OF ICE
Author: L.P. Dover
Cover Designer: Mae I Design
Release Date: November 11, 2013
Series: Forever Fae series – Reign of Ice is the fourth and final installment. A spin off series will debut in the spring of 2014.
Genre: NA Fantasy Romance- due to the graphic language and sexual content of the series it’s recommended for readers 17+

Synopsis:
Two courts to four is what needs to be … to save the land so shall we see.
The scroll has been found and now the fae know how to defeat the dark sorcerer, to end his evil existence in the Land of the Fae. However, the only thing standing in the way is the one bond that must be formed; the one that will empower all four courts together and make them invincible. Ariella and Brayden’s bond will not come easily, for Ariella is mischievous and head-strong with a heart of love, while Brayden is strong and loyal with a heart of ice.
What do you do when the fate of your land rests upon your shoulders and the bond you must form to save it? How are you supposed to do that when the one man to help you fulfill the prophecy is the one man who doesn’t believe in love?
With all four princesses bound together as one, will they be strong enough to save the life of Ariella who is destined to be the one who ends it, the one who will sacrifice everything to save the people she loves. In this final installment of the Forever Fae series you will see how the bonds of love and all the sacrifices it takes to truly conquer the evil once and for all.




About the Author

L.P. Dover is the author of the Forever Fae series, as well as the Adult contemporary series called Second Chances, and her NA romantic suspense standalone called Love, Lies, and Deception. She lives in the beautiful state of North Carolina with her husband, her two wild girls, and her rambunctious kitten called Katrina.
Before she began her career in the literary world, L.P. Dover spent her years going to college and then graduated to cleaning teeth, which she loved doing. At least until the characters in her head called her away.  She has never been the same since.
You can find L.P. Dover at:
Follow her on Twitter: @LPDover





For Always - Cover Reveal

“For Always” Coming November 2013…

* Book #1 in the For Always Series *



Malyn Reed meets, and quickly falls in love with, Beau Brogan, who seems to be perfect in every way…

Except for the fact that he died in 1910…

Malyn Reed has been able to see spirits her entire life. Now that she’s almost seventeen, she has learned to differentiate between the living and the dead, making her gift feel less like an evil curse. She ignores the spirits she encounters on a daily basis, which has made living side by side with them slightly easier…until she moves to Dandridge, the second oldest town in Tennessee.

Beau Brogan was a hard working country boy from Dandridge, Tennessee who loved his family and stole the hearts of many southern belles. But all of that came to a tragic halt at the age of nineteen when his life came to an untimely end. For the past hundred years, his spirit has been entombed in a ghostly life of loneliness and misery that he wishes would just end…until the Reeds move in.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR


Janae has been a writer since she was old enough to hold a pencil. Her genre of choice was poetry and short stories—until now. After falling in love with so many books over the past decade, she decided that she wanted to write a novel of her own and bring life to the characters that haunt her mind. It wasn't until 2012 that she pursued that passion and started on her first YA novel. 115,000 words later, For Always was born.

Having grown up in an historical Dandridge home that was used as slave quarters during the Civil War, she experienced several things that couldn't be explained. Due to these events, she sought out and joined an investigative team called Eyewitness Paranormal. Her interest in ghosts and the unexplained, combined with her love for telling a story, made writing the For Always series inevitable.

Janae was born and raised in East Tennessee, where she currently resides with her husband, two children, and their hairless dog, Slick. In her spare time, she likes to read, play tennis, and spend time with her family on the lake. 

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Monday, October 21, 2013

Off Chance - Release Day!

Bestselling author Sawyer Bennett has released her latest New Adult Contemporary novel in the Off Series! We have a guest post and giveaway below to help celebrate!


AUTHOR’S TAKE ON FLYNN CALDWELL



Flynn Caldwell is a real hero! He works for the NYFD, a career choice he made after suffering a very tragic loss when he was younger. His experiences drive him to always want to save things, and his eyes are now set on Rowan Page.

Flynn is about the most genuine leading man I have ever written.  He has nothing but good intentions, he's filled with loyalty and he is adored by everyone. When I Set out to write Flynn's character, I wanted to create a hero that every man could aspire to be.  It doesn't mean he is without flaws... because he has them.  But he is also someone that learns quickly and is always striving to become a better person.  He will make you swoon... repetitively.
  



Release: October 21, 2013

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He is seeking absolution.
Flynn Caldwell has a hero complex and it’s one of the reasons he joined the New York City Fire Department. He has spent his entire professional career trying to atone for that one person he failed to save. Because, if he can do that, then perhaps he can be worthy of love again.

~
She is seeking escape.
Rowan Page’s life is nothing short of a disaster. Always immersed in trouble, she has only herself to depend on. She’s determined to pull herself out of this mess and make something of her life, despite the hard years she has lived on the streets of New York.

~
Together, they have the chance to become complete.
Flynn and Rowan’s worlds exist miles apart, but when a chance meeting brings them together, neither of them can deny the instant pull that connects them to each other. What starts as a tiny spark eventually flares into a fire so hot, it refuses to be extinguished.

~
Both are willing to jump feet first into the flames to see where it takes them, despite the risk of being burned.



Each book in the Off Series can be read as a standalone.





About the Author

USA Today Best-Selling author, Sawyer Bennett, is a snarky southern woman and reformed trial lawyer who decided to finally start putting on paper all of the stories that were floating in her head. She is married to a mobster (well, a market researcher) and they have two big, furry dogs who hog the bed. Sawyer would like to report she doesn't have many weaknesses but can be bribed with a nominal amount of milk chocolate.
Author social media links: