My Chat with Pépé G. Woodman!

Hello and welcome!

I am so happy on my first blog post of the new year to introduce a brand new author.

Please welcome Pépé G. Woodman!

A warrior of P.T.S.D., Pépé G. Woodman has opened up his lifetime experience in the wake of trauma. A carpenter for more than 30 years, he shares his love of nature and creativity on many levels, through crafting wood and photography.

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Do you have a nickname?
Pepe is my nickname I’ve come up with that one many years ago during my DJing years. Also I started a band called the Tweed Twangerz and my name was Pepe.
My real name is Pierre Guignard. I came up with the G from my last name and Woodman cuz I love working with wood so altogether Pepe G Woodman was born or reborn as it were.

What is one word best describes you?
I would have to say the one word that describes me the best be “unfiltered”. 😀

What makes you laugh out loud?
A truly humorous yet clever jokes or someone’s laughter to a joke are my favourite that make me laugh out loud.

What is your favourite smell? What does it remind you of?
My favourite smell would have to truly be fresh laundry from the line outside. It reminds me that I’m actually able to relax.

Favourite place to spend time in.
I absolutely love being in nature taking hikes discovering and taking photographs.

Is there a genre that you refuse to read?
I don’t per se refuse to read any type of genre, I enjoy reading for knowledge. If there is something I don’t know, I either ask somebody, or I do research and that consists of a lot of reading. If I have to go into various genres to find information, so be it. All writing is valuable.

Writing! What started it?
I was diagnosed with PTSD 6+ years ago. Looking at my photographs, the places that I’ve been made me reminisce about positive things I felt being in those places, so I began to start writing into the photos that I take. In doing so, I discovered I could actually write a book.

If you could choose another career what would it be?
I have never committed myself to one trade or work experience. I’m a man of many talents this I have finally accepted. I am a carpenter by trade, but if I had to choose another career, it would be a wilderness tour guide hands down.

Does your work convey a specific emotion or message?
The work that I do is carpentry or I problem solve and do home repairs and maintenance. For my clients I see satisfaction in their faces.

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As for other works I create wooden rings and the message in my rings are all personal to the individual that owns one.

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Who is your intended audience and why should they read your books?
My intended audience would be people with PTSD like myself, but hearing back from readers that purchased the book, I have discovered it can be for anyone.

What is next in your writing?
I truly would like to do part two of my first book. Maybe write my life story in the hopes that it would help all types of people of all races and of all genders.

Thank you Pépé for chatting with me and I am looking forward to the next book.

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I hope you enjoyed the chat and will join Pépé in his writing adventure.

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He made his debut at KaLiCon 2019 and was excited to be one of the ones that were there to congratulate and celebrate with him.

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The Dragon Within: Healing Through A Lens In The Tranquility of Nature

A warrior of P.T.S.D., Pépé G. Woodman shares his personal journey of healing through a lens in the tranquility of nature. Inside this breathtaking collection of nature in all its glory, Pépé includes a few extra blank pages for the reader to journal their own thoughts and reflections as they share this healing experience.

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My review: 5 stars
I read the book over a few days and it was really good, such a heartfelt and inspirational story. It can be taken in small doses because it makes you think, at the same time, giving you hope that it can get better. As one suffering from PTSD, I found it helpful, enforcing the feeling that I am not alone. The photos were amazing, showing the tranquility in nature and the power of it over our psyche. The word play, coming up with positive words for the letters PTSD was well done. I recommend the book for anybody who likes photography and want to know more on one man’s struggle and continuous search for brighter days.

Buy links • Amazon USAmazon CAAmazon UK

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Pépé played Xavier Cross in the Murder Mystery Dinner theatre at KaLiCon and he was amazing. The play was based on the book Invited, A Dinner to Die For by Kali Willows and Kacey Hammell, there was one copy in the last giveaway on this blog 😉

Check out his website for all the awesome creations in wood here. I purchased a ring and then I won a second one in one of his giveaways on FB. Love them.

I would love to gift you, or a loved one who you think could benefit from this book, a copy of The Dragon Within. Tell me what you do to lift your spirits on a bad day. Sexy Mr. Random will pick the winner from the comments, after 3pm EST on Monday, January 6, 2020. GOOD LUCK!

Until next time… read a book, listen to a book and don’t forget to show your love by leaving a review!

New Year Wish – 2020

Hello and welcome!

Thank you for the kind words, the shares for this past year. I hope my posts made you smile and that you found new stories you enjoyed.

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Happy New Year

Boldog Új Évet

Bonne année

Hauʻoli makahiki hou

Frohes neues Jahr

Blwyddyn Newydd Dda

Felice anno nuovo

¡Feliz año nuevo!

Gott nytt år

Gelukkig nieuwjaar

Maligayang bagong Taon

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See you next year, until then happy reading/listening!

Christmas Wishes – 2019

Hello and welcome!

A short message to wish you and yours…

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Boldog Karácsonyi Ünnepeket!

 

Merry Christmas!
Fröhliche Weihnachten
Joyeux Noël
¡Feliz Navidad!
Mele Kalikimaka
Nollaig Shona Dhuit
Nadolig Llawen !
Buone Feste Natalizie
God Jul
Glædelig Jul
Vrolijk Kerstfeest
Sretan Bozic
Kala Christouyenna
Feliz Natal
Pozdrevlyayu s prazdnikom Rozhdestva s Novim Godom
Kung His Hsin Nien bing Chu Shen Tan
Suk sarn warn Christmas
Chuć Mưǹg Giańg Sinh

May the good times and treasures of the present become the golden memories of tomorrow.

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Until next time… read a book, listen to a book and don’t forget to show your love by leaving a review!

KaLiCon 2019 – thoughts and a giveaway

Hello and welcome!

As some of you may know, I attended KaLiCon this year again with M. A. Abraham, if you missed my intro post you can check it out here.

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Only the 2nd year and the event Kali Willows, Kacey Hammell and their kickass team organized was absolutely amazing. I enjoyed it all.

the registration bags and the swag received…

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the ELVEN GAMES 2.0 Thursday afternoon where I got to help out, we had so much fun. Among other contests, I got them to do sock monkeys, they are not easy to do and was impressed with them. The pink one got first prize!

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the double feature movie night on Thursday in our PJs. We had some LOL moments when some of the gals got their stuffed animals to be naughty, Sharon’s poor teddybear got traumatized by the monkey 😀 … my red dragon felt left out though 😉

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but got some cuddles from two other cute teddybears 😉

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Murder Mystery Dinner with full production on Friday night

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the book signing was FREE to the general public on Saturday

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the Halloween party where everybody dressed up on Saturday night … and danced our tushies off 😀

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The food was great at all meals.

I won this beautiful table arrangement at one of the lunches, made by The Briers Edge. One of my friends at the table liked it so much, I gave it to her.

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The silent auction was even more successful than last year, so many great items donated, the proceeds went to the YMCA Strong Kids Campaign.

I won the bid on this art made also by The Briers Edge, depicting C. A. King‘s  book, “Miracles Not Included“.

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Oh the laughter… the awesome conversations… the dancing… the shenanigans … we had a blast! Great memories!!! Finally got to meet Andi Lawrencovna and she is such a delightful person to be around, lots of fun too. Got to see again some old friends, meet new ones too from which I know there will be a few that will be long lasting friendships.

There was a contest for the readers for which I entered too. I didn’t win, but had a blast writing the short story, fan-fiction in my fave world, the Elven Chronicles, where my ultimate BBF took me to the masquerade ball at KaLiCon. I had no idea would be that hard to let the story out of my hands. I don’t know how authors do it, like letting your baby go out into the wild world LOL the few that read the story so far say they enjoyed it.

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I was really good this signing, bought only a few books.

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I recommend Pépé G. Woodman‘s “The Dragon Within“, it is such a heartfelt and inspirational book with lots of beautiful photos. The author will be chatting with me in the new year here on the blog. Hope you will join us then.

For more info, check out the KaLiCon websiteTwitter and Facebook. Hopefully there is another event planned next year.

And now the giveaway … a bag with all kinds of swag, a copy of “Invited, A Dinner to Die For” I bought an extra copy just for you and got signed by the authors. Also two signed books generously gifted, “Mythic Iron” from Kali Willows and “Guarding Midnight” from Kacey Hammell.

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Tell me what are you reading/listening to right now. Sexy Mr. Random will pick the winner from the comments, after 3pm EST on Thursday, December 26, 2019. Open internationally! GOOD LUCK!

Until next time… read a book, listen to a book and don’t forget to show your love by leaving a review!

My Chat with Elijah … again ;)

Hello and welcome!

I am so excited one my BBF is visiting again. Ever since I heard his book was coming out I was so excited and he didn’t disappoint.

Hello, Eniko. I’m Natasza Waters. Currently, my nose is buried in Dixie Under Siege, so I thought I’d ask Lt. Elijah Bach to visit with you and your readers. He’s a veteran Navy SEAL and the hero in my newest release called Cricket Under Fire.

Please welcome Elijah!

DAYUM Natasza! I know I meet him before but … DAYUM … DAYUM … where is my fan?

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Do you have a nickname?
For sure! All special operators have a team name. Sometimes, they’re off the wall and a result of a characteristic or skill. My instructor on BUD/s tagged me with the name Crux. If you read Cricket Under Fire, you’ll learn why.

What is one word that best describes you?
Depends who you ask. he says grininng Ask one of the team guys and he’ll probably tell you I’m a hard-liner. When we’re tasked on a mission, the squad wants it to go as planned, doesn’t always happen that way. As a lieutenant of Alpha Squad, I have expectations, but I know my men and their abilities. They set the bar pretty high.

Describe what you are wearing now to our readers.
Ran ten miles with Mace and Tinman this afternoon. Came home, took a shower, then slipped on a pair of drawstring sweatpants… and that’s about all. he winks

Do you think the author portrayed you accurately?
She gets Bravo Zulus from me. SEALs wear a uniform and fight for Uncle Sam, but we’ve all got a little good, bad and ugly inside us. The squad’s CPO Mason Briggs says it best. “We’re just blood and bone.” Until Rayne came to work at Base Command, I tended to keep my relationships short n sweet. Miss Levy changed all that.

What makes you laugh out loud?
Team guys are always yanking on each other’s chains. Gotta be that way to de-ice ourselves from warfare. During Mission: Tropic Tango, where Rayne and I partnered up, I made a rookie mistake. The guys ribbed me about it. he chuckles I deserved it.

What is your favourite drink?
I’ll drop by Breakers bar with the rest of Alpha Squad to throw back a couple brews.

What is your greatest fear?
Once I knew Rayne felt the same about me as I did about her, my fear of losing her skyrocketed. Falling in love with someone has an effect on a man. I’ve seen a lot of things overseas most people haven’t. Yeah, he shakes his head think a little fear keeps us centered. It’s natural, and maybe I’m a little obsessed of my forever gal, but I just want her to be safe.

What is the perfect romantic date?
Elijah chuckles Although not always the case, it’s not the place that makes a date romantic but the woman you’re with.

What’s your favourite smell? What does it remind you of?
That’s an easy one. The smell of home. There’s no place I’d rather be. Think any SEAL will tell ya that family comes first after Uncle Sam is finished with us.

When you look at a woman what catches your interest?
Hmm, good question. Had a lot of years being a card-carrying bachelor. As cheesy as it sounds, when I saw a woman laugh or a gal with a beautiful smile, that always drew my attention. Reminds guys like us that not everything in this world is evil.

Do you have somebody in your life now?
It’s no secret Rayne Levy is the woman who stopped me dead in my tracks. Like most single guys, I had a tendency to keep things simple. When Rayne was hired by base command, Nina, her trainer, got in my face and told me to steer clear of Rayne. SEALs have high-octane professions. Takes a special woman to rein us in. From our first encounter, I had no doubt Miss Levy was special. Smart. Sweet. I loved the way she looked at life. I couldn’t ignore how she looked at me. And I sure as hell couldn’t get her out of my head. For three months, I kept my distance, then a mission brought us together. It didn’t take me long to realize Rayne was the woman I wanted to build a white picket fence with.

What is one word that best describes her?
Real. She’s down to earth. Smart. Caring. Sexy. Brave. Inquisitive. Guess that’s a whole lot more than one word, but she’s all of those things.

Is your book part of a series? What does the future hold for the readers of the series?
Think Natasza is working on Dixie Under Siege which will be the second book in A Warrior’s Passion series. Dix owns the new coffeehouse in Coronado called the Erotic Bean. Commander Josh Hunter assumed Ghost’s role at NAB, found out that someone is stalking her. Problem is years ago, Dix and Josh were engaged. I know Josh, he’ll catch the guy, but I also think he wants to mend some fences with his ex. But he’s gonna have firefight on his hands.

So excited to see you again, learned a few more things since last time. Thank you for the chat.

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I hope you enjoyed the new chat with Elijah. If you missed the last one, you can check it out here. I rather enjoyed being Cricket for a few LOL

Look at this delicious cover, and I promise you the story is too 😉

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As he mentioned, he hails from Cricket Under Fire, book 1 in the A Warrior’s Passion Series by one of my fave authors, Natasza Waters.

Military Romance – Rayne Levy’s new career is about to take an explosive turn.

Rayne’s excited about her future. Hired by NAB Coronado as a tactical analyst at Base Command, she’s up for the challenge. On her first day, she meets Lt. Elijah Bach, a rugged Navy SEAL with a sizzling reputation. His men respect him, but Rayne’s training officer warns her that the handsome warrior and proverbial bachelor is a boatload of trouble. 

Tasked on Operation: Tropic Tango, Elijah is partnered with Rayne. Her inexperience isn’t the problem. She’s intelligent, tenacious and determined to prove herself. For six months he’s struggled to keep his distance. From the sidelines, he’s watched her confidence soar. Now, they’re thrown together on a mission. Concealing his hunger is one thing. Defying the slow-burn of desire is another, but when Rayne walks too close to the flames, his control unravels, and so does his ability to resist what he wants most.

Check out the trailer

My review: 5 stars ( I wish I could give more)

It is sooo goooood to be back in this world.
I really enjoyed reading Rayne and Elijah’s story, they fit so well. Their story is suspense, adventure mixed with hot scenes and some laughs too. It was great to see again the couples from the previous series, love their close-knit group and how their ladies match their men so well, they protect their own…. together.
I am looking forward to more… and hopefully soon.

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Buy links

Amazon US • Amazon UK •  Amazon CA •  Amazon UK • B&N •  Kobo •  Apple

To learn about all the books, and keep in touch with Ms. Waters check out the links below and if you chat with her, say hello from me.

website • Facebook • Twitter • Goodreads • youtube • Amazon

Until next time read a book, listen to a book and don’t forget to show your love by leaving a review!

Sneak peek into ‘An Elven Love Song’ – Chapter I

Sneak peek into An Elven Love Song by M. A. Abraham

read Chapter I via ‘An Elven Love Song’ Chapter I

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The GYST challenge – week 3 & 4 – update

Hello and welcome!

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I didn’t forget about the challenge, I just didn’t post the updates. LIFE!!!

This post will be a mix mash of things, you’ve been warned!

I did tick off tasks from my lists I made during October. Not as many as I would have liked but still more than I would have without joining… about 70% of it. Work in progress I say, lots more to do. You know when you start a project and then you think of other things that need to be done.

At top of that list there is an on-going task, I call it the mental GMST (get my shit together). Not sure if it comes with age or just people around me are getting more … how to say it delicately? hmmm …

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I see more people not using common sense, and respect is a forgotten art, no regard to what the consequences actions or words have, accepting no responsibility.

I was talking to a friend earlier and what she said made me pause. “Maybe the problem is you!” Hmmm… o_O

When did society became so complacent? If I speak up, I am rude!

I keep joking, but I will make a t-shirt with “COMMON SENSE IS MY SUPERPOWER”. I tell my DS all the time…. Thispointing to his head, is not for decoration! USE IT!

Back to the challenge… yes I am learning to stop taking the burden of other people’s actions on myself. I am learning to control my reaction to them. Making myself ‘DUH-WTF-proof’ and let it roll off me. Deep breathing exercises and wearing my “BS blockers” listening to audiobooks help. Changing perspective helps too.

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That is another task from the list that I worked on, posting my reviews for books I read/listened to, in progress … behind by about 50 books … gasp

With my birthday in a few days and trying to figure out how to go forward in many areas in my life I find myself lost in thought, some go to the past, some go to the future. I know it is not good to dwell in the past and got rid of many ‘baggages’, but there are a few that still linger … probably until I find the right ‘eraser’. As for the future, I have no idea… I used to fret. I try not to anymore, will cross the bridge when I get there.

Purging the house is still going on, last weekend I took a bag and a box to Value Village, also gave some of the clothes where I knew were needed. Started another box for donation to the local Women Shelter.

Teaching my DS to cook his fave dishes is another ongoing task, he is actually enjoying it. He forgot that when he was little he used to enjoy being in the kitchen with me, I made it fun even though there was a lot of cleanup after our cooking sessions with flour on the floor, spaghetti sauce on the wall, pancake stuck to the ceiling or the jello fights LOL fun times I am hoping to bring back.

Did you join in the challenge? Did you do any tasks? Would love to read your comments. In the meantime I will press pause, pull myself back from everything and see what I come up with.

Until next time… read a book, listen to a book and don’t forget to show your love by leaving a review!

NEW RELEASE – Broken Rules by Lily Baldwin

Hello and welcome!

There is a new release today I’ve been anticipating ever since I found out about it. I fell in love with the cover. Isn’t it gorgeous?

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CONGRATS Lily Baldwin!

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Broken Rules

Someone at some point claimed that the love of a good woman could change even the most wayward man. Savannah Honey has put this theory to test more often than she’d care to admit. And what experience has taught her is that it isn’t true.

Bad boys never change.

So she makes a new rule…no more bad boys, period.

Hard knocks haven’t made Damien hard…they’ve made him indifferent. But when he gets a second chance at love with the girl who once showed him a kindness in his youth that he never forgot, he can’t help but care.

Dangerous and doomed to fail, their attraction is impossible to defend and even harder to resist. But love never reads warning labels and sometimes rules were made to be broken.

I will have Damien for a chat soon, so keep a lookout for that. In the meantime, I hope you enjoy the book. I started it already and I love what I read so far.

To check out Ms. Baldwin’s books see the website. Follow on Facebook and Twitter for news.

Until next time… read a book, listen to a book and don’t forget to show your love by leaving a review!

My Chat with Drew

Hello and welcome!

One of my newest BBF agreed to chat with me and I am so excited. I met him in September and you might remember I posted about the audiobook, if you missed it, check it out here.

Please welcome Drew!

What is your full name?
Really? My full name? I don’t usually share that information with strangers, but since this is an interview, I’ll tell you. It’s Andrew Niles Whitney. I know, it’s a horrible name.

Do you have a nickname?
That’s easy, it’s Drew. I’ve had a few other nicknames, but Drew is the most public-friendly if you know what I mean.

What is one word best describes you?
My friends would say it’s reliable. But my family would probably say it’s smartass. Wait, is this blog for mature audiences only? If not, let’s just go with reliable.

Describe what you are wearing now to our readers.
What do you want me to be wearing…? Okay, just kidding.
It’s my day off, and it’s sweltering in Sacramento today. Because of that, I’m barefoot and wearing khaki cargo shorts with a faded blue t-shirt.

Do you think the author portrayed you accurately?
For the most part, I do. I’m not happy about that whole lying thing, but I was trying to get the girl and get our happy ending. I wouldn’t usually lie like that for any reason, but I was afraid of losing Emily. I took desperate measures, but that’s a testament to how much I love her. Sometimes you have to do what you have to do. Unfortunately, it almost lost me the girl. All in all, I’d say it was an honest portrayal of who I am. If anything, readers got to see the best and the very worst of me.

What makes you laugh out loud?
Ha! This is a great question. My kids make me laugh out loud pretty regularly. They’re complete goofballs most of the time. I try to make them laugh too, but sometimes they just don’t get my dad jokes.

What is your favourite dessert?
Pie. I love pie. Any kind too, I’m not picky. I’m also a big fan of fruit for dessert. I think I picked that up after spending so much time in Hawaii.

What is your favourite drink?
I’m a beer drinker. That is if you mean alcoholic drinks. Outside of alcoholic beverages, I love coffee, and I always have a bottle of water on me.

What is your greatest fear?
This question hurts to think about. As a widower, I’ve already lived through one of my greatest fear. But I always worry about something happening to one of my kids.

What is your favourite colour?
Let’s see… what is my favorite color? I’m not sure. It’s been a long time since someone has asked me that. I guess if I had to pick, I’d say I love greens and blues, sort of like the colors of the ocean.

What do you wear when you go to sleep?
Before kids, I didn’t wear anything to bed. But with kids in the house, I can’t sleep in the nude. You never know when a little kid is going to sneak in and crawl into bed with you. Since becoming a dad, I sleep in cotton pajama pants. If it’s cold, I’ll add a t-shirt too.

What is the perfect romantic date?
If I’m being honest, my perfect romantic date includes lots of sex. Dinner is an excellent addition too that perfect date, but sex is always at the top of my ‘perfect date’ list.

How ticklish are you? Where are you ticklish?
I’m not ticklish. Seriously, why would you think I’m ticklish? Just don’t touch my knees or run your fingers down my inner thigh, and we’ll get along just fine.

What’s your favourite smell? What does it remind you of?
Oh, good question! I LOVE the smell of fresh-baked cookies. When I was a kid, my mom was always baking something, and I miss the smell of baked treats. I can’t bake. I manage to cook regular meals for the kids and me, but baking isn’t something I’ve temped yet.

When you look at a woman what catches your interest?
I’m a leg man. If I’m not close enough to see a woman’s eyes, it’s her legs that will usually catch my eye. But I love a pair of beautiful, soulful eyes. I can usually learn a lot from someone’s eyes.

Do you have somebody in your life now?
I do have someone in my life. Emily and I are living together and raising our daughter together. We’re engaged and planning our wedding. I’m happier than I’ve ever been, and I believe she is too.

What is one word best describes her?
I’m not sure I can describe her in one word. She’s… everything. She’s perfect. Okay, maybe not perfect, but she’s perfect for me. She’s feisty. She’s smart. She’s complicated. She’s charming, kind, and she has no idea just how special she is. She keeps me on my toes, that’s for sure. Okay, if you’re forcing me to choose one word, that word is captivating.

Is your book part of a series? What does the future hold for the readers of the series?
My book is the second in a series. Each story is a standalone. Book one is about Emily’s brother. If you think she’s a little crazy, wait until you meet him. Book three is about Mike Murphy and Rachel Williams. Mike and Rachel were high school sweethearts who lost their way. She’s been hiding something from him for fourteen years, but now it’s time for the truth to come out.

Thank you Drew for joining me and answering my nosy questions. Hugs to Emily, lucky woman! Looking forward to listen to Mike and Rachel’s story too.

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I hope you enjoyed the chat. I sure did 😉

Drew hails from Accidental LiesAn Unputdownable, Steamy, Sexy Contemporary Romance Novel – book 2 in the Accidental Love Series by Dana Mason.

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It was only meant to be a vacation fling….

Three blissful weeks on the beautiful island of Maui are exactly what I need…. Hula dancers, Mai Tais with cocktail umbrellas, and golden beaches – what more could I want?

Then I see her, and I realize she’s exactly what I want.

She was locked outside of her hotel room, all buttoned-up in a suit definitely not appropriate for a vacation, and wearing a fierce take-no-shit stance. But I couldn’t help noticing the pain behind her eyes….

Four Mai Tais later, the chemistry between us is hotter than the Hawaiian sun, and we decide to spend the rest of our vacation unwinding, undressing, and getting to know each other a little better….

We have just two rules:

1) No talking about our lives outside Maui.
2) This is just a vacation fling.

That means I can’t tell her about the heartbreak that haunts me, and the secret I have back home. It means I can’t ask her about the sorrow in her eyes, and why she has such a wall up – a wall I’m determined to bring crashing down.

When the sun sets on our trip, can I say goodbye to this gorgeous blue-eyed beauty? Or am I going to be tempted to break the rules?

And if I do decide to be a rule-breaker, will she even want me when she finds out who I really am?

This is a full-length, standalone romance with some hot-under-the-collar action, no cheating, and a guaranteed HEA. For fans of R.S Grey, Whitney G., and Vi Keeland, Accidental Lies features a hot AF alpha and a sizzling will-they-wont-they love story that will have you totally addicted!

My review: audiobook edition – 5 stars

What a great story! I fell in love with Drew from the first, no wonder Emily fell for him. Their chemistry is off the charts. The journey to HEA is not easy, with unpredictable twists, at times I wanted to jump in and shout JUST SAY IT !!! LOL
They both need healing from losing their spouse and I am glad they work it out in the end, they are perfect for each other. The ending is sweet, got me tearing up. A great second chances contemporary romance that I recommend with 5 stars.
The experience was made even better by the voice of one of my fave narrators, Ms. Navarro performs with passion. I love listening to the many characters she brings to life.

I found this series through Ms. Kelsey Navarro, who is my newest voice crushes, added to my “eargasm’ list. Thank you Kelsey ❤
Check out Kelsey Navarro’s website,  FacebookTwitter

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I listened to book 1, Accidental Groom and gave it 4.5 stars

My review:
Accidental?
A good romance mixed with drama, smexy scenes, a few laughs, it ends in HEA but what a ride! The story evolves and as I got to know them, Mac and Kelley are more than they appear. They are great together, their chemistry is hot and they help each other on the healing path from their troubled pasts. It touches some sensitive topics and the author handled them so well. The secondary characters are really helpful and some do elicit strong emotions. – 4 stars
Ms. Navarro is a storyteller and such a pleasure to listen to how she brings the characters and their emotions to life. Love the voices she gives them. – 5 stars

Book 3, Accidental Secrets will be released on December 5 in ebook. Hope the audio will be released shortly after and Ms. Navarro is narrating it.

Author Bio

Dana Mason started writing about ten years ago after being overwhelmed by a story that wouldn’t let her sleep until she wrote it down. The story, Dangerous Embrace, was published in 2012 and won Best Mystery/Suspense from eFestival of Words Best of Independent eBook Awards in 2014. Dangerous Embrace is the first book in her Embrace Series. The second book in the series, Precious Embrace, was Runner-Up for Best Hero from eFestival of Words Best of Independent eBook Awards that same year. Her third book, Broken Embrace, was awarded Best Indie Book in 2015 in the Romance Category.
Dana loves turning your worst nightmares into happy endings. She lives in Northern California with her husband, children, and her writing companion and mighty protector, Mia the Chihuahua.

To see Ms. Mason’s complete backlist, and keep up to date, follow the links below and if you chat with her, tell her I said hi – websiteFacebookTwitterGoodreads

Tell me, do you believe stuff happen by ‘accident’ or they happen for a reason? I am in the latter category.

One lucky reader will get ebook copies of Accidental Groom and Accidental Lies, courtesy of Ms. Mason. The winner will be chosen by Sexy Mr. Random from the comments after 3pm EST on Monday, October 21, 2019. Good luck!

Until next time… read a book, listen to a book and don’t forget to show your love by leaving a review!

 

Audiobooks to listen to: Shopping for a CEO

Hello and welcome!

I started listening to this series a few days ago and today I finished my fave story so far. I am glad that most are available because they have to be read/listened to in order and the story continues across the series. Waiting for a next book is not my strength 😉

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I’m thrilled to be the maid of honor in my friend’s wedding, but the best man, Andrew McCormick, is a chauvinistic pig with a god complex. And I can’t stop kissing him in closets.

(Don’t ask.)

He’s the brother of the groom and the CEO of my biggest mystery shopping account, but suddenly he’s refusing to be in the wedding. He won’t talk about it. Won’t see reason.

He’s such a man. And he still won’t stop kissing me in random closets.

(Thank goodness.)

I’m a fixer. That’s what I do. I can fix anything if given the chance. But when the game is fixed, there’s only so much I can do.

The ball’s in his court now.

Game on.

My review: 5 stars

This has to be my fave book from the series so far. I loved Amanda from the beginning, she is the BFF of the main character in the previous books. So much is revealed about her life and she does find out things from her past that she blocked out. Andrew is definitely her match, their chemistry is so hawt. At times I wanted to shout, just get it together you two LOL I had so many laughs, I mean laugh out loud, snorting laughs at some of the expressions they used. I did have a few teary moments too. Finding out how that fateful day so many years before had an impact on his life and mind was heart breaking. Loved the ending and Marie gets what she deserves, geez that woman was exasperating. – 5 stars

My first listen to Amy McFadden and I think she is brilliant, how she uses her voice, her emotional delivery and just the perfect pitch, giving each character their own voice. LOVE LOVE LOVE. Going on my ‘eargasm’ list. – 5 stars

Shopping for a CEO is book 7 in the The Shopping Series by Julia Kent.

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I am looking forward to listening to the rest of the series. I do not see book 15, Shopping for a CEO’s Honeymoon in audio yet and I hope it will be released in that format too by the time I get to it and Amy McFadden is chosen to perform it … PLEEEEZE 😀

Julia Kent – website, Facebook, Twitter

Amy McFadden – website, Facebook, Twitter

I will do another post when I am done with the series, hopefully I can get Andrew to come for a chat, or maybe Amanda, or both…

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