Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Ready For You blog tour - Review and spotlight


Author Penny Lane decides to team up with fellow author Kain Brooks because she believes the collaboration will bring something refreshing and new to her humdrum life. It is at first, but what she doesn't count on is developing feelings for a man that's hundreds of miles away while continuing to struggle with the death of her fiancĂ©, Zack. 

The newly divorced Kain is excited about the partnership and happily realizes that it may lead to much more than just a book.
However, there is a threat! A stalker's evil intentions are far more serious than either of them can ever imagine-- so serious that they may not make it long enough to discover if their feelings are genuine or just a long-distanced crush.

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For a split second I see her before me, with me. Wrapped in the steam from the shower, and nothing else. With her hair slicked back from the water, trailing down her freckled shoulders, she whispers, “It’ll be okay.”
“Penny…” I say, reaching out for her, but finding only the hot water from the shower. Her silhouette is now gone, and I desperately want to see her again. Quickly, I towel myself off and throw on my favorite T-shirt and worn jeans. I run into the living room and open my laptop with a snap. While holding my breath, I click on the Skype icon, followed by the call button. Penny’s name flashes on the screen as I wait for her to answer.
“Please be home…” I whisper. Four rings later, my screen pops with the welcoming beep of a connecting call. A stranger’s face fills my screen.
“Well, isn't this a surprise!” The woman laughs.
“Umm…” I stumble over my words. Where is Penny? Who is this?
“If it isn’t the generous and talented Kain Brooks,” she teases. She winks at me, twirling a fork in her left hand. I am lost.
“Tina! What are you doing?” Penny squeals, sliding into view on my screen.
“Penny,” I say, a little too excited. She steals a quick and embarrassed glance my way before focusing on Tina again.
“Tina, I can handle this, thank you,” Penny snaps, playfully. Tina scrunches her nose, blushing too.
“Look, Penny…it’s Kain. And he’s got his shirt on this time!” Tina smiles. Penny gasps.
“Tina!” Penny calls out, pushing Tina off screen. “I can’t believe you said that.”
“He’s cute,” Tina says from outside my view. All I can see is Penny’s growing embarrassment. I find her flushed cheeks flattering, and a bit sexy.
“Sorry, Kain…” Penny says, finding my stare again. “That’s Tina, my best friend…umm…but you know that…” She is completely flustered now.
“Yeah, I remember you mentioning her once or twice,” I tease, softly. She pauses for a moment, collecting her thoughts. I wait for her to say something, enjoying the view on my computer screen. 
My Review:

This was a really nice surprise. A hot and steamy romantic collaboration from two awesome authors.

There are many twists in the story, but I loved how the story was actually about two authors writing a book together. It sort of made it seem real for me. In fact, I had a hard time not picturing both of these authors in the staring roles, as I've seen their pictures, and well ...

I loved the story so much, particularly the suspenseful ending, which I won't tell you. The only thing prevented a 5 star rating was that I felt the editing could have been a little tighter, but other than that this book is a winner and I recommend it to everyone who loves romantic mysteries.

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About the Authors:

 D. Love
Derinda lives in Maine. Her biggest passion is for her family and friends. She adores loving others as if it is the biggest gift life can offer. She is a read-a-holic, loves chocolate, cowboys and everyone on her Young Adult & Teen Readers Facebook page. Her dream is to travel to Australia one day.
"I am nothing but simple. I do a lot of volunteer work. I have 2 beautiful daughters. 4 grandchildren, that constantly ask me if I lived in the black & white days.
My inspiration would be my daughters. Rita for her strength to keep fighting and constantly try to take care of me. Even though sometimes she can't get out of the bed. Kayla, for helping pick up
all the pieces that seem to fall, when times get rough. And the love they have for me."
Madison Daniel

Music is LIFE and the written word is our SOUL. Music and writing have been my true ambition since I was a child. I have used music in every form possible; writing it, performing it, healing with it, etc. I call it my "life's soundtrack." I have always written in some form; from comic books to screenplays to short stories and now the new series "Ember." I have found a true passion for my stories and characters and am eager to share them with the world. See you on the next book tour...

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1 comment:

  1. Susan, thank you so much for having us here today on your blog.


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