I have a CONFESSION!

 

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I know it’s been awhile but I’m still here.

I wish I could say I’ve been slaying dragons and riding unicorns but that’s just not the truth. The truth is my kids are exhausting me to the point of no return. If I could just take a minute to confess my odd thoughts and experiences this week I can move on with the rest of my day…

  1. It is only 8:30 am and I’ve already thought about going to bed.
  2. The laundry on my bedroom floor is a merged heap of clean and dirty (I had to administer the smell test to find the clean clothes).
  3. My idea of a moment of peace includes me driving the kids around until they fall asleep. However, this is where I blow up my eating better plan with a bagel and ice coffee with sugar (yes real sugar).
  4. I have fallen asleep while completing Stellar Series Book II edits (fail).
  5. I’m addicted to LuLaRoe and I’m trying to think of reasons to justify my new purchases. It’s addictive.

Well, I’m feeling like a weight has been lifted. Have a happy Friday:)

 

 

 

A Heart of Time – Release Day!

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Cover Design: MadHat Books

Release Date: May 18, 2016

 

Synopsis

“Time of death…” the doctor said.

I won’t forget that moment I looked over at Ellie—the paleness of her once rosy cheeks, the blue hue coating her perfect lips—the woman I had been with since we were five years old. My wife. My best friend…and the mother to our newborn baby girl.

You promised me we would be together forever, I wanted to tell her.She gave me her forever, I told myself. Her forever just ended at twenty-five.

“You need to say your goodbyes…” the doctor said.

How do I say goodbye to the one person in my life I could never say goodbye to?

My body is numb, and my heart hurts. Hurts like someone just ripped it out of my chest. Which is ironic …

“We are going to remove her heart now, Hunter. It was her wish to donate,” the doctor said.

She never told me this.

She never told me another woman would carry on with her beating heart. She never told me this woman knew me but wouldn’t let me know her.

She never told me if I should follow her heart, or if I should follow mine.

She knew. She could have told me…

 

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About the Author

Shari J. Ryan is an Amazon Top 100 Bestselling author, a Barnes & Noble Top 10 Bestselling author, and an iBookstore #1 Bestselling author. She hails from Central Massachusetts where she lives with her husband and two lively little boys. Shari has always had an active imagination and enjoys losing herself in the fictional worlds she creates.

When Shari isn’t writing, she can usually be found cleaning toys up off the floor.

 

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**Cover Reveal – A HEART of Time**

AHeartofTimeEbook

Cover Design: MadHat Books

Release Date: May 18, 2016

 

Synopsis

“Time of death…” the doctor said.

I won’t forget that moment I looked over at Ellie—the paleness of her once rosy cheeks, the blue hue coating her perfect lips—the woman I had been with since we were five years old. My wife. My best friend…and the mother to our newborn baby girl.

You promised me we would be together forever, I wanted to tell her.She gave me her forever, I told myself. Her forever just ended at twenty-five.

“You need to say your goodbyes…” the doctor said.

How do I say goodbye to the one person in my life I could never say goodbye to?

My body is numb, and my heart hurts. Hurts like someone just ripped it out of my chest. Which is ironic …

“We are going to remove her heart now, Hunter. It was her wish to donate,” the doctor said.

She never told me this.

She never told me another woman would carry on with her beating heart. She never told me this woman knew me but wouldn’t let me know her.

She never told me if I should follow her heart, or if I should follow mine.

She knew. She could have told me…

 

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About the Author

Shari J. Ryan is an Amazon Top 100 Bestselling author, a Barnes & Noble Top 10 Bestselling author, and an iBookstore #1 Bestselling author. She hails from Central Massachusetts where she lives with her husband and two lively little boys. Shari has always had an active imagination and enjoys losing herself in the fictional worlds she creates.

When Shari isn’t writing, she can usually be found cleaning toys up off the floor.

 

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Check it Out: Violca’s Vow

Violca's Vow BannerAbout the Book

Since discovering she was a witch, Violca’s world has been turned upside down and inside out. Chase has opened her eyes to a world she never knew existed. Unfortunately, this world is also full of danger.

A demon who wanted her for himself.

A Vampire King who attempted to kidnap her mate as leverage to force her into breaking a curse laid onto his people.

A group of humans who call themselves Orion Hunters, leading the attacks on their supernatural communities.

The dragons are doing their best to keep her and her sisters safe, but Violca wants answers. While planning her wedding to Chase, Violca hatches a plan that she hopes will tilt the odds in their favor.

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Violca’s Vow
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The King’s Fire
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Leilani Love is a proud mother of two very active boys. She loves traveling to new places and meeting new people wherever she goes. Thus far, Leilani has visited Paris, DenBosch and Amsterdam and hopes to one day return. On her next trip she hopes to be able to make stops in Scotland and Italy. Currently residing in California, she has also lived in Hawaii, Florida, Alaska, Virginia, Texas, Washington and Oregon. She loves to read books and has a passion for various genres. Her love affair with dragons began when she was young and she still dreams of having her own dragon and Black Panther. For now, she is content to write about them in her books. You can follow her on her Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/missleilanilove.

Contact Information
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/missleilanilove
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Website: http://leilanilovebooks.com/
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**Cover Reveal**

Cover Reveal for Violca's Vow

Violca’s Vow by Leilani Love is categorized as book 2.5 in The Dragon Ruby Series. This book releases soon by Booktrope Publishing. This Paranormal Romance cover was designed by Scott Carpenter.

About the Book

Book CoverSince discovering she was a witch, Violca’s world has been turned upside down and inside out. Chase has opened her eyes to a world she never knew existed. Unfortunately, this world is also full of danger.

A demon who wanted her for himself.

A Vampire King who attempted to kidnap her mate as leverage to force her into breaking a curse laid onto his people.

A group of humans who call themselves Orion Hunters, leading the attacks on their supernatural communities.

The dragons are doing their best to keep her and her sisters safe, but Violca wants answers. While planning her wedding to Chase, Violca hatches a plan that she hopes will tilt the odds in their favor.

 

About the Author

Author PhotoLeilani Love is a proud mother of two very active boys. She loves traveling to new places and meeting new people where ever she goes. Thus far, Leilani has traveled to Paris, DenBosch and Amsterdam with hopes to one day visit again. On her next trip, she hopes to be able to make stops in Scotland and Italy. Currently residing in California, Leilani has also lived in Hawaii, Florida, Alaska, Virginia, Texas, Washington and Oregon. She loves to read books and has a passion for various genres. Her love affair with dragons began when she was young, yet, she still fantasizes of having her own dragon and Black Panther. For now, she is content to write about them in her books.

Contact Info

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/missleilanilove

Twitter: https://twitter.com/LeilaniLoveBook

Website: http://leilanilovebooks.com/

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Other Books in The Dragon Ruby series:

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Cover PhotoThe King’s Fire (Book 2)

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Nook: http://bit.ly/1P03LBM

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Booktrope Publishing
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About Booktrope

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Babbles from a Nervous Mama!

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Every morning my three-year-old daughter and I watch the bus go by and every morning my daughter asks the same question, “Mama can I go to school today?” Immediately my heart drops because I know she’s not going to like my answer, “No, hunny, not today.” I quickly reply and divert her attention to something else.

After many similar mornings which usually include a three-year-old style tantrum, I decided, it’s time for school. As soon as we made the decision, we found a school, we visited and just like that she was enrolled. Actually, her first day is tomorrow and wouldn’t you know I’ve changed my mind about the whole thing.

I think it’s due to the flashback of my first day, of first grade. I clearly remember boarding the big, yellow cheese wagon (school bus) and sitting in the second seat on the left. Unknown to myself, this was not my seat. As soon as my legs hit the stiff plastic bench I was greeted by a punch to the stomach. Tears immediately were brought to my eyes but the overall feeling was confusion. There was no one sitting there, why couldn’t I?

I’ll never forget as the older boy’s blue eyes bobbed out of his head as he yelled at me. His disheveled blonde hair that sat too high on his head, sat stiffly, which reminded me of a helmet. But perhaps I was experiencing hair distortion from the tears pooling in my eyes.

Either way, a rush of emotions has been swirling inside of me since we’ve made the decision to send her off to school. Even though she will be attending pre-school for a few short hours two times a week, I can’t help but think of all the encounters she may have that will leave her as confused as I was on that bus ride. Back then I can’t even remember if I told my mom what happened. I do remember the bus driver pulling over and coming to my rescue. She did pull him to the front seat and did her fair share of yelling. All I really remember was that I shouldn’t sit in that seat, ever again and trust me I didn’t.

I can’t help but wonder what experiences my daughter will have during her first week at pre-school. I hope it’s nothing as quite as disturbing as my first week. I just have to remember that these encounters help mold us into the people we become. I just have to hope that my daughter will be molded without experiencing a physical altercation on her first day.

 

***Alien Like Me – Cover Reveal***

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Release is set for April 30th.
Here is the blurb:
With the Earth still recovering from an alien invasion, one boy goes about life the only way he knows how. Survival. It’s working well until he realizes that the aliens have seemingly singled him out. Now he is left with the decision of staying the path he has picked for himself, or venturing into the unknown. Once he makes the decision, his life will change dramatically. But is it for better or worse?
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