Posts Tagged ‘contemporary’

Five women navigate life, careers, children, family, and the men in their lives.

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017
40
Something
by
Shannon Peel
Genre:
Chick Lit, Contemporary Fiction
 
Five
women navigate life while juggling careers, children, family, and the
men in their lives.

 

Charlie
is bored with the family tradition of Sunday Dinner so she brings a
friend her family won’t approve of to spice things up a bit. Will
this friend go too far and cause too much damage?
Rose
only wants to do what is right and keep her family safe. How can she
do that when the world is so dangerous and her teenagers so willful.
Will helping a friend invite trouble into her perfect world?
Lindsay
loves to have fun and enjoys the company of men. She is a modern
playgirl who will stop at nothing to get a man’s attention. Will she
find what she’s looking for or something unexpected?
Sophie
wants to keep the peace and keep everyone happy, especially her
ex-husband, so her children will live with her full time. Will she
lose the children if she can’t afford to take care of them?
Justine
wants to escape her perfect life, she just doesn’t realize it. Will
she find the passion that is missing or will she continue to hide
behind her computer screen?  
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Shannon
Peel grew up in Enderby, BC where her family’s root run deep. Growing
up where television was either non existent or very limited she
relied on books & imagination to escape into the world
beyond. 
 

 

She
went to UBC to study and earn a general studies BA with a
concentration in Political Science and Economics. Macro analysis of
world events, social justice and human motivations became a passion
of hers. This passion is a driving force in all her stories, which
have political, economic, and social justice undercurrents. 


 

After
a career in the financial field she decided to stay home and raise
her two children until school age. In 2007 she return to the
workforce as a sales / marketing / advertising professional. She
currently resides in BC’s Lower Mainland with her two teenage
children. 


Shannon
Peel is a creative, intelligent professional with a 20 year proven
track record in sales, marketing, customer relations, project
management, presentations, and communication. 
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Love under Construction

Tuesday, April 19th, 2016

Love Under Construction blurb

What do you do when your boss makes someone else the lead on a big renovation project that should rightfully be yours? You quit. On second thought, that might not be the best idea, but Charlee Jackson has never been one for second thoughts. Instead, she lands a big contract of her own. She’s jumping into her new life—work boots, tool belt and all. Now she just needs to form a company and hire contractors and buy supplies and get an office and not fall in love with her former boss’s son. Yeah. Definitely not that last one.

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You can’t date someone who works for you, but now that his dad let Charlee walk out the door, Peter Elliot is considering his options. Charlee was their top renovation expert, his best friend’s sister, and the only thing that made the drudgery of running a large construction business bearable. But how do you date a competitor, especially one your father is trying to drive out of business? It would be stupid to make your dad angry right before he retires and hands the company over to you. Right?

When Charlee and Peter are scheduled to work on the same Indulgence Row house, their feelings and priorities are put to the test. They need to make a choice, and they better be quick about it, because the whole mixture is curing fast and threatening to crumble to pieces.

My Review: 5 stars

Love Under Construction by Danyelle Ferguson is a delightful clean romance that will help you escape your life for a few hours. It is the kind of book that you want to read on a lazy day with a cool drink in the summer or a hot cocoa in the winter. Either way you will find it a great escape from your everyday life. The ending will make you say “Ohhhhhhhhh” and sigh.

Love Under Construction is a great story about two normal people that need to sort out their feelings for each other and their personal ghosts. It is fun to see how Charlee, the main character grows and the different things she learns and the progress she had during the telling. Peter also has some growing to do, and they need to learn how to relate to each other.

Being her own boss means a lot of pressure falls on Charlee’s shoulders. This is a pressure that heightens when she discovers that Peter, her brother’s best friend, may have feelings for her. However, the problem only arises when Peter’s father comes between them, out of revenge, and pandemonium breaks loose.

Love Under Construction is a clean book even for YA, but it is intended for adults. Enjoy…

Purchase Links

Amazon (Paperback & Kindle):

Barnes & Noble (Paperback & Nook): http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/love-under-construction-danyelle-ferguson/1123596331?ean=2940152814187

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25469733-love-under-construction

Kobo: https://store.kobobooks.com/en-us/ebook/love-under-construction-1

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/id1097266622

About the Author

Danyelle Ferguson discovered her love for the written word in elementary school. Her first article was published when she was in 6th grade. Since then, she’s won several awards and her work has been published world-wide in newspapers, magazines and books.

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Danyelle grew up surrounded by Pennsylvania’s beautiful Allegheny Mountains. Then she lived for ten years among the majestic Wasatch Mountains. She is currently experiencing mountain-withdrawal while living in Kansas with her husband and family. She enjoys reading, writing, dancing and singing in

the kitchen, and the occasional long bubble bath to relax from the everyday stress of being “Mommy.”

Website: http://www.danyelleferguson.com

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DanyelleTweets

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Vanishing Act, a drama or suspense?

Saturday, February 6th, 2016

In a journey for retribution, lines blur between courage, justice, and revenge. 
 

A fresh start at college is exactly what Kate needs to ease the burden of her family secrets. When she meets the confident and charming Aaron Jackson, she weaves a new history for herself to fit into his seemingly perfect life. But the past refuses to stay where it belongs, causing a rift between their contrasting worlds.

When Ben reappears in Kate’s life, she is only pulled deeper into the childhood that she’s tried to forget. Driven by the abuse and pain that still lingers within him, Ben seeks Kate’s help in making a change. But in this journey for retribution, lines blur between courage, justice, and revenge.
Bound by their shared and damaged youth, Kate is forced to choose sides, and fast. The final act is almost here, and time is running out.
                    

Erica Kiefer’s debut novel Lingering Echoes was published by Clean Teen Publishing in November 2013. She continued the series with Rumors (A Lingering Echoes Prequel) and her newest release Vanishing Act. All of her books can be read as stand-alone contemporary YA fiction, touched with romance, emotional drama and suspense. With a degree in Recreation Therapy from Brigham Young University, Erica’s experiences working with at-risk youth have influenced the realistic and relatable nature of her writing. Her first inspirational non-fiction entitled Borrowed Angel (published in April 2014 with Currawong Press) describes the loss of her infant son and her journey towards healing.

Married since 2005, Erica resides in Las Vegas, Nevada with her four children and can often be found satisfying her sweet-tooth with chocolate-chip cookies and a glass of milk. One day, she hopes to dust off her collegiate rugby skills and dive back into the game.

Facts about the Author

1.      Readers would be surprised to know that I played college rugby at Brigham Young University. 

2.      I have always wanted to take horse riding lessons and gallop away into the sunset… Ok, maybe not quite that
poeticly, but I wish I had the skills to jump on a horse and take off! 

Connect with the Author:

         
Top Ten List:
1. I have lived in five countries including the United States, Taiwan, Fiji, Thailand, and Indonesia. 
2. My mother is from Thailand and my dad from the US.
3. Sadly, I am not bilingual.
4. My husband thought I was Hawaiian when we first met, which is one reason he was interested in me. He figured Thailand was a close 2nd! 😉
5. I am horribly, embarrassingly ticklish on my neck, a fact my family has abused since childhood.
6. Soda and candy do not tempt me, but baked goods like chocolate chip cookies do!
7. Waffles and crepes with berries and cream will win me over any day. I chose a fancy, scrumptious waffle over a birthday cake this year. Yum!
8. 2nd grade was the year I decided to be an author some day.
9. Ten years of marriage has given me four beautiful, crazy children ages 4, 3, 10 months, and one son in heaven. 
10. My husband says right before I crash at night, I get silly hyper for five minutes and then I’m out! 
 

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Monique Bucheger’s interview

Sunday, August 4th, 2013

Hey, Monique. It is good to have you in my blog today. 

Tell us the titles of the books in your series?

My titles are:

1) The Secret Sisters Club: A Ginnie West Adventure

2) Trouble Blows West: A Ginnie West Adventure

3) Simply West of Heaven: A Ginnie West Adventure
How interesting. What genre does your book fall under?

Contemporary, middle-grade “slice of life”
Now this is tricky…Can you give me a one-sentence synopsis of each book? (more…)

Teyla Rachel Branton interview:

Saturday, June 15th, 2013

Q: Teyla it is so good to have you here this week. What is the title of your book?
A: Tell Me No Lies (under the name Rachel Branton) and The Change (under the name Teyla Branton).

Q: How interesting. What genre does your book fall under?
A: Tell Me No Lies is contemporary romantic suspense and The Change (Unbounded series) is contemporary urban fantasy.

Q: Love the combination genres. What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?
Tell Me No Lies: With her trust fund in jeopardy, recently single Tessa Crawford enters into a relationship with a gorgeous neighbor that soon turns into something much more passionate — and dangerous — than either of them could have imagined.The Change: By fluke of a recessive gene, Erin Radkey has become Unbounded, a nearly immortal being with paranormal abilities. A week earlier she was considering a marriage proposal; now she contemplates the best way to stay alive. (Oops, two sentences! LOL)

Q: No problem they sound awesome. How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?
A: Both of these novels took about five months to write.

Q: Wow that it isn’t much. What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?
A: The Change is very similar to urban fantasy by Sandy Williams and Patricia Briggs.

Q: Good to know. Who or what inspired you to write this book?
A: Tell Me No Lies was inspired by a woman I met at church one day and the crazy way she met her husband. It’s NOT their story, though, just inspired by it. The Change was inspired by my love of the paranormal. My Unbounded people are a mix between Highlanders and the X-men.

Q: We love Highlanders and X-man. 🙂 What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?

A: The Cure, a sequel to The Change will be release on April 12, 2013.

Q: Tell us where you were born and where you live now.
A: I was born in Provo Utah and I still live in Utah Valley.

Q: Do you have a favorite character, why?
A: My heroines are always my favorite, especially when I’m writing in first person. I feel very close to them and I love to explore their strengths and flaws. So in this case Tessa (Lies) and Erin (The Change) are my favorite.

Q: What kind of impact do you expect your works to have on the reader’s lives?
A: My main objective as an author is to help people escape their everyday lives and go into an exciting world where they can lose themselves and forget their problems for a while. I want to sweep people away in imagination.

Q: Do you have a website?
A: Yes! And people can go there to read sample chapters or to sign up to hear about new releases: http://ning.it/16vfPBk

Q: Very nice. Where else can we find your book?

A: On Amazon both in print and in ebook:
Tell Me No Lies:

http://www.facebook.com/l/LAQEFsy6dAQE-lF-igXklPRs8s9JISpM5a0d0rFMuL1Ql7Q/www.amazon.com/Tell-Me-No-Lies-ebook/dp/B006OUF69K

The Change (Unbounded):

http://www.facebook.com/l/fAQEBt6t_AQFjCMGZ6zlB-ZOwcxyha4hO-F-kbjUu4osxlQ/www.amazon.com/The-Change-Unbounded-ebook/dp/B00AYJJF4O

Teyla it’s been a pleasure. We wish you the best at home and in your writing career.

Just what the Doctor Ordered by Sara Fitzgerald

Wednesday, October 13th, 2010

Champagne Publishing

This is a fast reading love story. Elizabeth is almost finished with school and needs just one more job to pay the expenses. All is great with her plans. In her mind she is well on her way to her dream of having a clinic of her own.

The problems start when the only job available is with the notoriously bad-tempered Doctor Jess Miller. She has always been able to tackle the hogs at home: surely she can manage one cranky doctor.

Doctor Miller, on the other hand, never breaks the rules, especially when he is trying to get a very important promotion in the clinic where he works. He likes his new secretary, but goes out of the way to keep her guessing and many times frustrated.

They start on the wrong foot, so Elizabeth is surprised when he asks her to be his secretary on a trip to Las Vegas. Things get interesting when another doctor shows interest in the girl and Jess become overprotective.

I enjoyed the way this tale developed; it presents great reading material. The romance was interesting and keeps the story moving.

8 Hooks that your readers can’t resist

Monday, March 23rd, 2009

Well, like I said in the blog before this… A battle scene is fast paced and you can make it a surprise attack or an expected battle. Just remember that you want to hook your readers fast, and not all battle scenes will do it by themselves. You have to make the readers care for the one who is losing and despise those who are winning. (more…)