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Rockin' Rhythm (Velocity Book 1)
Ash Taylor lives life without making deep connections with anything other than his brothers and his bass. His past has jaded him to love and makes him fear getting too close. Then Michelle walks into his life. Every night, she invades his dreams and stars in his fantasies. She makes him question himself and his ways. However, he is sure she could never date someone like him. So much so, that he convinces himself that she is married.
Michelle Reynolds has been jilted so badly, she doesn’t want to date again. Her friend Beth tries to encourage her, but all of her relationships end badly or don’t last. She is sick of disappointment. When Ash comes into her life, she feels an immediate spark. He makes her feel special without effort. His big heart and deep voice mesmerize her. As soon as she finds out he is a rock star, her hopes are crushed. In her eyes, it could never work because musicians are not faithful, and she is not good enough for him.
Can these two polar opposites find a way to make a relationship work? Will all that dating a rock star entails break them or bring them closer? Find out in the first Rock Star Romance of the Velocity series.
Lead guitarist, Ian Tate, loves his wife with all his heart. It kills him that she is not ready to end their separation. After two years, he is willing to do whatever it takes. The problem is, he doesn’t understand what went wrong. Since she won’t tell him what he did to destroy their bond, he stays close to figure it out.
Sherry Tate hates that her rocker husband is hurt by their time apart. However, she can’t take him back until he changes. The emotional rift between them continues to grow, but she needs him to see for himself what he has done to her. She just hopes he does it soon.
Will Ian discover why Sherry threw him out? Does Sherry still hold a place in her heart for Ian? Can they start over after all they have put each other through? That and more in the second Rock Star Romance of the Velocity series.
The Destruction of Rose: A High School Bully Romance
Albany Nightingale Duet Book 1
Release Date – 11th January 2020
If I’d known then what I know now, I’d never have tried to reclaim my crown.
After fleeing London and the scandal that tore my family apart, I’m left broken, confused, and mourning a life I never realized was so fragile. I’m used to being on top. I’m used to being admired, and now I’m desperate for a way back in.
I think I’ve found it when I see Aston Cole—my first crush, my first kiss—at my new school. But Ash isn’t who he used to be. He’s the king. And me… well, I’m not going down without a fight—even with the lies and secrets filling the school halls around us.
The Destruction of Rose was absolutely one of the best starts to a new series I have read in such a long time! It captures what teenagers are dealing with in this day and age to another level. Do you remember high school? Bullying, popularity contests, lying to reach the top... Well Rose’s experience are on a whole other level. Do your self a favor and pick up Book 1, you will not be disappointed!
- Goodreads review
I had my first kiss at age thirteen. It was during the one and only summer I spent with my grandparents in Manhattan, on the Upper East Side… a summer I remember anyway. When I was four, my parents left New York to fly across the pond and set up home in London. My memories before London are hazy, flickers of a story I can’t remember living.
On the summer of my thirteenth year, my parents went on a luxury cruise and I was put on a plane and sent to the grandparents I barely knew. Sure, they sent birthday cards and a ridiculous amount of money for my birthday and Christmas each year, but I didn’t know them. I can recall maybe two phone conversations with them over my entire childhood.
I wasn’t sure what I was expecting when I arrived, but it certainly wasn’t being put in my own suite at one of the hotels my grandparents owned and more or less being left to fend for myself. With room service on tap and my own personal slave, I wasn’t going to starve, and the first few days of ordering her around and having her organize trips and drivers and whatever else my immature thirteen-year-old brain could think up was fun. But then it wasn’t, and I was left with over three weeks of nothing but mindless boredom.
It was on the third day into my boredom, when I was contemplating attempting to book myself a flight home to my friends, that I met him—Ashton Cole. My first real crush and the boy I’d have my first kiss with. You know, the real kind, with tongue and these feelings that rush through your body and make you want to do irresponsible, crazy things. I bumped into him, while trying to read a street sign and got knocked on my arse. He took pity on the poor British tourist and offered to show me around and from then on, we were inseparable.
Three weeks were spent with Ash. We hung at his apartment in Brooklyn and he came to my hotel room where we’d order huge amounts of food and stuff ourselves silly. I spent days beside him in Central Park watching clouds pass by while talking about all kinds of things. We played video games and visited New York’s tourist spots, and then on my last week, he rolled over and leant on his elbow above me as I lay on the grass. I remember my heart kicking up speed as his cinnamon-dusted eyes gazed down at me. He didn’t say a word, but I knew what he wanted. It was written right there on his face for me to see. The kiss was sweet and perfect and something I’ve never really forgotten. Of course, the kisses got better over time, less messy and unskilled. But the flutter in my chest, the catch of our breaths, nothing ever really compared after Ash.
Aston Cole ruined me for all the other boys to come, and in my head, I pictured him ruined too. But I should have known better than to think there was a boy in New York comparing me to others over the years. I should have told my stupid heart to shut up as his emails became less and less frequent, until there was none. But as I grew older, I convinced myself he didn’t matter. I became wrapped up in boys and social status. I became a person Ash wouldn’t recognize.
I became the queen of St. Paul’s Grammar.
Becoming the queen took hard work and a lot of scheming. Staying the queen was even harder. My pursuit of a kiss was more for status than the flutter of my heart, and I’d convinced myself it was all that mattered. I was on top. I had a privileged, blessed life unfolding before me. I thought I was invincible. I thought my reign was set in stone. I never realized how fragile it all was until I fell from grace.
When my world tore apart, I recalled my summer with my grandparents. Longing for its simplicity. But it wasn’t until I set eyes on Ash again, I realized he’d never left my mind at all. I’d buried him, but not erased him. And for just a second as I walked on feet that seemed to float, with a heart that fluttered again, I thought life could turn around as fast as it had burned.
But it turned out Ashton Cole had changed too. Only he still wore his crown, while mine… it’s twisted and bent. Never to be worn again.
~ YA/NA bully romance
~ Enemies to Lovers
~ Swoon-Worthy Romance
Rachel M. Raithby started her writing career in 2013 and hasn't looked back. She draws her inspiration from the many places she has lived and travelled, as well as from her love of the paranormal and thriller movies. She can often be found hiding out with a good book or writing more fast-paced and thrilling stories where love always conquers all. A Brit who left the UK in 2008, she resides in a quiet town in New Zealand, with her 4 children.
Her books include, best selling YA Fantasy New Dawn novels - Winter Wolf, Wolf Dancer, Wolf Sight, Lost Wolf, Wolf Clash and Wolf Queen (Out Early 2020) and the paranormal romance, The Deadwood Hunter series, and novella's Death's Echo & Beast Within.
Born and raised in Melbourne, Australia, K.M. Golland is a best-selling author with HarperCollins, and a ranty, married, mother of two who is quite happy to support a very healthy high heel obsession. A lover of rabbits, doughnuts, bridges, and cars, she traded her legal work for her love of writing and found her dream career.
From the beginning of the book, l connected with Ellie and Connor, maybe because I met my soul mate at 13... so I felt everything they went through, and then after a certain point, I had this little bit of doubt that Ms Golland was going to be putting my heart through the wringer... Can't say which point as I would spoil the whole thing but ever since I have been rooting for this couple to make it to their HEA.
There's been heartstopping moments, moments of joy... Moments of anger at the idiotic things teenage boys can do... This books got it all.
One passage which really connected with me was this one:
'The truth was, no one ever lost, and no one ever failed. Life was a string of achievements, whether great or small and if you chose to look forward you moved forward. Always. You found your purpose again and again.'
The ending... that was beautiful, its truthfulness, I sobbed buckets and as I sit here trying to write this review through tears.
Thank you Ms Golland for writing a story that was a truly emotional roller-coaster, for keeping to your vision and not letting anyone tell you what rules you have to stick too. I loved how I got to grow up with Connor and Ellie throughout their epic love story.
Everyone needs to read this book. It's one of my favourites of this year.
Just as it’s getting better, she’s tossed forward through time with her orange Persian cat, Charmin Marvin, clutched in her arms. They’re dropped into a few centuries into the future. There’s nothing she can do to stop it, and it’s impossible to go back.
And then it gets worse…
A year of government regulation is easing, and Levi Blackburn is feeling back in control. If he can keep his reckless brother in check, everything will be perfect. But while he’s been protecting Milo from the government, Milo’s been busy working on a present for him…
The present is Dani, only she comes with a snarky cat who suddenly starts talking…and doesn’t know when to shut up.
In an age where breaking protocols have severe consequences, things go wrong, putting them all in danger…
I am giving this review on behalf of Kats Book Promotions/ Katsindiebookblog. This was quite an interesting read, I’m not too big on sci-fi but this had its good moments with humor and romance. Dani and her cat Charmin Marvin, a very interesting name for a cat. But wait for it….. The kitty talks! So you have a talking kitty, a trip to the future, and a look-alike of a crappy ex-boyfriend. There is also a sexy Levi, who I believe is a perfect match for Dani.
I’m hoping that this will continue in a series, as I have many questions that were left unanswered. All in all, though, it was a great quick read. A great work in progress for a HEA. If you want to step out of your normal typical read of paranormals, romances, and mysteries, this will be a great read for you. I know I enjoyed it myself as well of stepping out of my norm reads.
Today is my day to post about the “Book Lovers Unite for World Suicide Prevention Day” Tour.
This blog has been quiet for a while - due to my family situation, but this subject is important so I have taken time out of my busy Grandma duties to join this event and share my thoughts on the situation...Afterall this affects more people than you can imagine.
As you walk down the street, you may pass someone who is struggling, someone who hasn't spoken to a soul in days, and if you smile and say hello, you never know, it may make that persons day...
I try to look people in the eye, smile, say good morning, and answer back if someone says it to me.
I have had days where I felt completely alone and that the world was just so hard to deal with, so that's why I make the effort and also why I am participating today.
I have dealt with Depression, Anxiety, and abuse in my family and I am a great believer in Counseling rather than medication I am not going to go into specifics but Depression, Anxiety and even Suicide have been issues I have had to deal with in my family since I was a teenager old enough to understand what Depression was, and why I had to help my mum out more than my friends did theirs...
So many people don't understand mental illness. They think that sadness and clinical depression, or nervousness and clinical anxiety, are the same things. Well-meaning people say things like, "Suck it up," and "Overcome," and "Choose to be happy." Or, "Focus on your blessings," and "Put a smile on that face." I've even said things like that--before I came to understand. I may not have had first-hand experience, but being a daughter and a mum of someone who does, means I now have a greater understanding of the complexities for each individual.
And so many people feel alone and misunderstood and have given up on fighting their mental illness. They need to know about resources. They need to know they're not alone and that there's help. But for some reason, many people think of mental illness as a personal weakness rather than as a disease like high blood pressure or cancer.
The first annual Book Lover's Unite for World Suicide Prevention Day Tour will kick off on Sunday, September 1st and will culminate in a twelve-hour Facebook Live Event on World Suicide Prevention Day, September 10th. Please Facebook Event here:
YouTube link https://youtu.be/sdwJ5axXlIw
Here's the exciting line-up for the tour:
The “Book Lovers Unite for World Suicide Prevention Day” Tour
Jessica Burkhart – Author: http://jessicaburkhart.blogspot.com/
Robert E. Slater – Author: http://www.desertedlands.com/blog/
Raye Wagner – Author: http://www.rayewagner.com/
Rachel – Blogger: https://hereiswhatireadblog.com/
Elizabeth Isaacs – Author: http://elizabethisaacs.com/blog/
Ely – Blogger: http://www.ofwonderland.com/
Corinne O’Flynn – Author: http://www.corinneoflynn.com/category/blog
S.A. Larsen – Author: http://writersally.blogspot.com/
Kat – Blogger: http://katsindiebookblog.blogspot.co.nz/ ( ME - you are reading my post now ;) ) #WearBonfire #suicideprevention #bookloversunite