Tuesday, March 15, 2016

When I'm Gone - Review & Giveaway

Review by Darcie Czajkowski
Luke Richardson lost a part of himself when he lost his wife, Natalie, to cancer. With three young children, Luke doesn't know how he's going to do it alone.

Natalie anticipated this, knowing her husband since they were kids themselves, and wrote letters to him which start to arrive the day of her funeral.

In them, she shares messages to pass on to their children, some of the challenges she faced during chemo, her fears as she struggled to come to terms with her terminal diagnosis, and, finally, the admission of a long-held secret that she wrestled with telling him while she was alive.

At first, Luke lives for her letters, not only because it makes him feel close to his wife but also because she leads him to people who help him to continue on with his life.

But when Natalie starts revealing pieces of her secret, Luke begins to wonder if he ever knew his wife and what irrevocable implications her revelation will have in his life and the lives of his children.

I feel in love with Emily Bleeker's writing in her debut novel, Wreckage, and was eager to read her latest novel, When I'm Gone. Amd it didn't disappoint. She writes with passion and a maturity that evidences a proficiency at story-telling. She kept me guessing until the end and filled the story with many layers and twists and turns. I was invested emotionally in the characters and their journeys, and read the story with an eagerness to know how it would end. I highly recommend this sophomore novel from Emily Bleeker.

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About the Author:
I’m a mom of four, an author and Chicagoland native. My first novel, WRECKAGE, was released by Lake Union Publishing March 2015. My second book, WHEN I’M GONE, will hit shelves March 2016.  I’m learning to balance life as a stay-at-home mom with my life as a writer. Both come with a lot of laughter, tears and a shocking amount of Diet Coke.

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The Total Package - Virtual Tour & Giveaway

The Total Package
By: Stephanie Evanovich
Releasing March 15, 2016
William Morrow
Smart and sexy Dani Carr knows as much about football as any man--maybe more. It’s always been her dream to make a living talking about the game she loves. But Dani’s not interested in being just the usual eye-candy sideline reporter; she wants to be the first woman analyst on a pre-game show, the ultimate in exclusive boys-club jobs. And it turns out, that despite the odds, she has the talent to get her there.

Star quarterback-and heartthrob--Tyson Palmer always did things in spectacular fashion, including ruining his career after debuting as a first-round draft pick. When the head coach of the Austin Mavericks refuses to let him waste his million dollar arm, Tyson makes a Hail Mary pass at redemption and succeeds with everyone…except Dani, who appears to be using her high-profile commentator job to make a name for herself at his expense.

Dani refuses to let anyone forget about Tyson’s transgressions….and for good reason. There’s history between these two, sizzling history that dates back to their college days, and it ended in another spectacular flame-out of Tyson’s. He’s conveniently forgotten all about that episode because Dani is no longer the cute girl next door he barely remembers--she’s a bombshell with huge ratings and a long memory.

But can a woman trying to claw her way to the top and a quarterback who knows all about rock bottom make it to the Super Bowl without destroying each other in the process? And what will happen when Tyson-riding high on his career comeback-realizes he needs to make an even more important comeback with Dani?

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Guest Review by Hope Smith
Dani has always dreamed of being a professional football broadcaster.  After graduating, she transforms herself.  Giving herself a new look and even a new name.  But one thing that she couldn’t change is her feelings for Tyson.  During her college days she adored him and never gave up on him, even when he was sabotaging his own career.
Dani never thought she’d see Tyson again.  But when she’s offered a job with the Austin Mavericks, the team that Tyson is the quarterback for, the money’s too good to pass up.  Desperate to keep her distance, and a secret she’s been holding for many years, Dani does all she can to avoid a run-in.  But this only piques Tyson’s curiosity.  He knows she looks familiar, but can’t place exactly how he knows her.  That is until he witnesses her getting emotional and that triggers his memory of the woman who meant so much to him.  Knowing that dredging up the past will only further complicate his personal and professional lives, he knows that he needs to right the wrongs he created so many years ago.

Well-developed characters and a strong storyline, you don’t have to be a football fan to enjoy this story! 

Author Info
New York Times Bestselling Author, Stephanie Evanovich is a full-fledged Jersey girl from Asbury Park who began writing fiction while waiting for her cues during countless community theater projects. She attended New York’s School of Film and Television and acted in several improvisational troupes and a few small-budget movies, all in preparation for the greatest job she ever had, raising her two sons. Now a full-time writer, she’s an avid sports fan who holds a black belt in tae kwon do.

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