Posts Tagged ‘Santa Monica’

How hard can it be to tame his darker, more cynical side?

Friday, July 12th, 2019
Detour
to Paradise
by
River Ames
Genre:
Sweet Contemporary Romance 
 
Lucas
Rockworth—a hard-driving force of nature has been ordered by his
doctor to take some time off and get his blood pressure under
control. You would think buying a cabin in the natural splendor known
as Gray Horse Lake, Idaho, would do the trick. All that mountain
greenery, crystal blue lakes and rivers, and nature-run-amok had to
be exactly what the doctor had ordered.

 

 

Enter
Sarah Burke… The innocently enticing young entrepreneur who’s
opening an equestrian camp for children with handicaps.

 

 

Her
initial impression of him is clearly wrong. For some reason, known to
the reader but unknown to him, Sarah mistakenly believes that Lucas
Rockworth is a shy, sensitive man. After having to deal a lifetime
with a dominating older brother and controlling father, she finds
these traits very appealing.

 

 

Her
recent breakup with someone who could best be described as a bully
has Sarah longing for a kinder, gentler man in her life.

 

 

Lucas
tells himself that, since he makes his living as a general
contractor, he has the hands-on experience to make himself into
anything Miss Sarah Burke is looking for.

 

 

It
shouldn’t be that great a stretch to become a modern, sensitive
kind of guy, should it? She wants Mr. Rogers… Well, darn, he can
manage that for the short time he’s in Idaho.

 

 

How
hard can it be to tame his darker, more cynical side?

 

 

As
for Sarah Burke? She thinks she’s met a real life version of Mr.
Rogers. But, the reader knows its Rambo who’s come
a’courting.

 

 

Would
the real Lucas Rockworth care to step forward?

 

Goodreads
* Amazon
 
 
River
Ames spent the first eighteen years of her life in Southern
California. Here is a partial list of some of the cities in which she
lived: Pasadena, South Pasadena, Duarte, El Monte, Arcadia La Puente,
Lomita, West Covina, Pacifica, Santa Monica, Palmdale, and Hacienda
Heights. In some of those cities, she lived at six different
addresses. In the city of La Puente, River’s family lived in four
different houses on the same street. The non-glamorous reason for all
the moves was habitual eviction necessitated for non-payment of rent.
It was an interesting way to grow up.
River
attended twenty-six different elementary schools, two different
junior high schools and four different high schools. In one
elementary school, she was a student for only three days.
Perhaps,
because she was so frequently identified as the “new girl,”
the pattern of River being an observer instead of a participant in
the interactions going on around her seemed a logical fit for her
personality.
When
she was thirteen, River read “Gone with the Wind.” She
skipped three days of school in order to finish the book in one
sitting. Disappointed in Rhett for “not giving a damn,”
River wrote her own sequel–in long hand, on three-hole punch,
notebook paper. The opening line? “Tomorrow dawned bright and
fair.” In less than fifty pages, Scarlett had been transformed
into Jane Eyre and Rhett had fallen in love with her all over again.
After
Southern California, River has spent the next part of her life living
in the semi-rural town of Idaho Falls, Idaho. She is a graduate of
Idaho State University, majoring in Health Education Sciences and
Addiction Counseling. She’s worked the past ten years at a Behavioral
Health Center where she assisted children, teenagers, and adults
committed in a 24/7 secured facility because of mental health
challenges they are experiencing.
River’s
books celebrate the good-natured humor that lays at the heart of most
of our human predicaments. The conflicts are significant, yet it is
her characters and their quirky (yet somehow universally relatable)
thoughts, words, and choices that reflect a light-hearted peek into a
world we wish was real. The amazing thing is that these worlds are
real to readers for the time they visit there.
Readers
have said: “In a River Ames book, one minute I’m laughing out
loud, and the next I have a lump in my throat.”
River
is currently readying a historical novel, “Gideon’s Justice.”
This three-part novel is Book I in a three volume western series set
in the Colorado Territory.
Website
* Newsletter * Facebook
* Twitter * Bookbub
* Amazon
* Goodreads
 
 
Follow
the tour HERE
for exclusive excerpts, guest posts and a giveaway!
 
a Rafflecopter giveaway
 
 

As his abilities increase, Bobby is thrust into a cesspool of conspiracy, lies, and betrayal

Thursday, June 27th, 2019
Bobby
Ether and the Jade Academy
by
R. Scott Boyer
Genre:
YA Fantasy Adventure 
 
“Bobby
Ether and the Jade Academy is a thrilling action-packed adventure you
never want to end.” 
—IndieReader
4.5 stars

 

When
Bobby Ether is abducted and brought to the secluded Jade Academy in
Tibet, monks teach him and other special students how to tap into
their Anima—the universal energy that connects all living things. 
But
the headmistress of the academy is secretly testing each student,
looking for genetic triggers that can be exploited to create a new
breed of humans born with metaphysical powers and abilities. As his
abilities increase, Bobby is thrust into a cesspool of conspiracy,
lies, and betrayal. A jade amulet left by his clairvoyant grandfather
may provide answers, but what exactly is his family’s connection to
this mysterious place? Can Bobby master his talents and uncover the
truth in time to avoid the schemes? If not, his fate—and the fate
of all the students—may be sealed.
Goodreads
* Amazon
 
 
R.
Scott Boyer graduated from the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley
in 1996. In 2008, he became fascinated with the idea of blending
young adult fantasy with new-age fiction. While maintaining a
full-time job, he couldn’t help but envision the kind of book he
wanted to read. This exploration led to the creation of the Bobby
Ether YA fantasy series, which combines spiritual elements with
ancient myths and legends to create fun, fast-paced stories tailored
for young adults but suited for adventure lovers of all
ages.

 

 

Through
his writing, Scott likes to explore various spiritual and
metaphysical themes, including karma, serendipity, communion with
nature, and the interconnectedness of all living things. In his free
time, Scott likes to play basketball and tennis, as well as bike with
his rescue dog, Patch. Over the years, Scott has been involved with a
number of volunteer youth organizations, including United In Harmony,
YMCA summer and winter camps, various basketball programs, and
C5LA.

 

 

Raised
in Santa Monica, California, Scott still resides in the Los Angeles
area close to his family.

 

Website
* Facebook
* Twitter * Instagram
* Amazon
* Goodreads
 
 
Follow
the tour HERE
for exclusive content and a giveaway!
 
a Rafflecopter giveaway