IndieWritersReview: Happy Release Day to Imperfect Harmony by Raine Thomas!


 
Imperfect Harmony by Raine Thomas
Series:
House of Archer #1
Genre:
New Adult Rock Star Romance

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ABOUT THE BOOK
A rock band. A reality show. The opportunity of a lifetime.
As the front man for The Void, lead singer Dane Archer has yet to achieve the success he craves. He hopes that will change when he’s approached about filming a reality show called House of Archer. All he and the band have to do is get some juicy footage while on their upcoming tour.
The problem? Archer’s life is a snoozefest. His parents are happily married, he’s never done drugs or gotten arrested, and he doesn’t get into fights with his band mates. He knows the show will fizzle and die before it ever hits the air, taking his dreams of worldwide fame along with it.
Unless…
If Archer can convince his best friend Lily to be on the show, he’s sure they’ll get all the compelling footage they need. Her life is filled with drama. Hell, she’s practically a reality show in her own right.
Archer’s willing to do whatever it takes to get Lily on board, even if it means charming her into being more than just friends. But when he finds himself falling for her, his seemingly simple plan gets complicated. Soon the line between reality and Reality TV begins to blur, leaving him wondering if achieving his dreams is worth all it might cost him.
SNEAK PEAK
“What are…Dane? What’s going on?” Lily asked as he climbed into the SUV behind her and closed the door.
“We’re going to talk.”
“I don’t want to talk.”
“That’s too damn bad.”
Her irritation disappeared in a blink of shock. He hadn’t infused the words with any heat, but it certainly wasn’t the response she had expected.
Neither of them said another word until Barney had seated himself behind the wheel. “Do you need anything before we depart, Mr. Archer?” he asked.
“No, Barney. Thanks.”
Barney nodded and pressed the button to raise the privacy shield between the front and back seats. Once they were moving, Dane turned back to Lily. Since she was glowering out the window, she saw his expression in the reflective surface. For some reason he looked amused over her behavior.
“Lily, nothing happened with Camilla,” he began.
She shrugged. “Why would I care?”
“Because I kissed you yesterday.” When she didn’t reply, he continued, “Do you really think so little of me that you believe I’d go from kissing you like that to pursuing another woman?”
She huffed out a sigh and finally met his gaze. “Of course I don’t think little of you, Dane. Honestly, I don’t know what to think right now.”
He looked relieved that she was speaking with him in a calm manner rather than chewing his head off. It made her regret going out of her way to avoid and ignore him all morning. She had been acting like a middle schooler. He was her best friend. He deserved to have his say.
“Look, Lily, I know I screwed up last night. I should have mentioned I had that interview so you knew to wait for me. I was more concerned about keeping Camilla happy so she would give the band some good press than I was about hunting you down to talk about us.”
She bit her bottom lip and looked down at the notebook she was clutching in her lap. “It’s okay, Dane. I—”
“No, it’s not okay.” He ran a hand through his hair as though trying to find the right words to give her. “You have no idea how important you are to me, Lily. You’re the best friend I’ve ever had. You’re beautiful and funny and I know I can tell you anything. But I haven’t told you the truth about how I feel about you. I want more than just your friendship. I want a shot at a real relationship with you.”
Her heart ached more with every word he spoke. “Oh, Dane.”
His expression fell. “What? What’s wrong?”
Taking a deep breath, she said, “Johnathan asked me to marry him.”
The words seemed to knock the wind right out of him. She actually saw him flinch as though suffering from a blow. He shook his head and cleared his throat a couple of times before he spoke again.
“What did you tell him?” he managed to ask.
“Well…I told him yes.”
BOOK PLAYLIST
“My House” by Flo Rida
“Smooth” by Rob Thomas feat. Santana
“My Life Would Suck Without You” by Kelly Clarkson
“Stand by You” by Rachel Platten
“Don’t Wanna Know” by Maroon 5, Kendrick Lamar
“Heathens” by Twenty-One Pilots
“I Started a Joke” by The Wallflowers
“Lose Yourself” by Eminem
“Starving” by Hailee Steinfeld
“One Call Away” by Charlie Puth

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Raine Thomas is the award-winning author of bestselling Young Adult and New Adult fiction. Known for character-driven stories that inspire the imagination, Raine recently signed with multiple award-winning producer Chase Chenowith of Back Fence Productions to bring her popular Daughters of Saraqael trilogy to the big screen. She’s a proud indie author who is living the dream.
Raine is a hopeless romantic with a background in the fields of mental health and wedding planning…two areas that intersect far more than one would think. Her years working with children and young adults with emotional and behavioral challenges inspired her to create protagonists who overcome their own conflicts. When she isn’t writing or glued to e-mail or social networking sites, Raine can usually be found vacationing with her husband and daughter on one of Florida’s beautiful beaches or crossing the border to visit with her Canadian friends and relatives.

 

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IndieWritersReview’s Spotlight! Imperfect Harmony Author: Raine Thomas Series: House of Archer #1


 
Title:
Imperfect Harmony
Author:
Raine Thomas
Series:
House of Archer #1
Genre:
New Adult Rock Star Romance
ABOUT THE BOOK
A rock band. A reality show. The opportunity of a lifetime.
As the front man for The Void, lead singer Dane Archer has yet to achieve the success he craves. He hopes that will change when he’s approached about filming a reality show called House of Archer. All he and the band have to do is get some juicy footage while on their upcoming tour.
The problem? Archer’s life is a snoozefest. His parents are happily married, he’s never done drugs or gotten arrested, and he doesn’t get into fights with his band mates. He knows the show will fizzle and die before it ever hits the air, taking his dreams of worldwide fame along with it.
Unless…
If Archer can convince his best friend Lily to be on the show, he’s sure they’ll get all the compelling footage they need. Her life is filled with drama. Hell, she’s practically a reality show in her own right.
Archer’s willing to do whatever it takes to get Lily on board, even if it means charming her into being more than just friends. But when he finds himself falling for her, his seemingly simple plan gets complicated. Soon the line between reality and Reality TV begins to blur, leaving him wondering if achieving his dreams is worth all it might cost him.
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Pre-order between 1/17-1/31/17 and pay only $1.31. Amazon and KU only
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Raine Thomas is the award-winning author of bestselling Young Adult and New Adult fiction. Known for character-driven stories that inspire the imagination, Raine recently signed with multiple award-winning producer Chase Chenowith of Back Fence Productions to bring her popular Daughters of Saraqael trilogy to the big screen. She’s a proud indie author who is living the dream.
Raine is a hopeless romantic with a background in the fields of mental health and wedding planning…two areas that intersect far more than one would think. Her years working with children and young adults with emotional and behavioral challenges inspired her to create protagonists who overcome their own conflicts. When she isn’t writing or glued to e-mail or social networking sites, Raine can usually be found vacationing with her husband and daughter on one of Florida’s beautiful beaches or crossing the border to visit with her Canadian friends and relatives.

 

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IndieWritersReview: Firebird by Deborah Leigh (COVER REVEAL)


Happy Friday All! Today I am so very excited that IndieWritersReview is participating as a host for the cover reveal of the soon to be released debut novel  Firebird (A Survivor series novel)  from Author Deborah Leigh!

***COVER REVEAL***

Firebird

(A Survivor series novel)

By

Deborah Leigh

Dark contemporary romance with a HEA

Release Date 4th of January 2017

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Blurb:

When the worst thing imaginable happens to Mary Dougal, her physical body might have survived but her soul feels like it has died. Now the only thing getting her up every morning is the thought of revenge. Making her attackers pay will be the final act in her life.

Feeling like half a man after a tragic accident, former soldier Cain “Ace” Turner has given up on even the idea of love. He’s focused on building his construction business and trying to leave his painful past behind him. With his family’s support and sometimes unwelcome meddling, he tries to just live one day at a time.

Of course love doesn’t give up that easily, and it just might be the only thing to save them both. When these two meet and get surprised by possibilities, can they prove together that love truly conquers all?

Short Excerpt:

I was right to anticipate the nightmares. I wake up in the middle of the night. Luckily it’s before I get to the screaming part of my nightmare. I normally wake Angel and she comes to sit with me, holding my hand, or holding me if I can handle it, until I calm down enough to fall back asleep … or until I chase her back to bed when I realize I’m not going to be able to. Sometimes she makes me some warm milk or soothing tea. I wonder every now and then how she can still function on the little sleep she gets. I wake her at least three times a week.

At about two a.m., I give up and get up to watch crappy TV. My mind starts to wander and I go through the conversations and interactions I had with my family. I sometimes miss the natural openness we once had with each other.

I also admit to myself that I do look unhealthy. James is totally correct to worry about me, but the day I’ll destroy Tommy has been consuming me. I’m hoping my body will bounce back once it’s over, but I don’t hold out much hope.

Over the years, my family has figured out that I want revenge. To save me from being destroyed by my quest, they’ve often tried to steer me away from it. James has been more vocal about it than my parents, only because he missed a lot of the trial and details about what happened to me. I hate keeping secrets from him, but he just wouldn’t understand. They have no idea what I’m planning or the depth of my hatred. I want to save them from it.

It’s my darkness to carry.

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Author Bio:

Hi my name is Deborah Leigh and I’m a 40 something stay at home mom to a wonderful Angelbaby, Hannah-Rose, who has special needs. Writing is my passion and in any spare time I might have, I read a lot. My dream day is relaxing with my little one with lots of cuddles in my pajamas and writing up a storm in the evening. I love chocolate and coffee and just about anything else delicious and bad for you. I live in South Africa and i sometimes envy places where it snows. Find me on Facebook at https://web.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100008094768065

IndieWritersReview’s Review of The First Life of Amelia Weston by Amy Olinger! (Full Moon Publishing)


Hello Everyone! Today I wanted to share my thoughts on an awesome read! Author Amy Olinger’s debut novel The First Life of Amelia Weston! (Full Moon Publishing).

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About The Author

Amy Olinger has always lived in her small hometown in Southwest Virginia. Her love of reading and writing has always been a huge part of her daily life; she stays up all night sometimes just to flesh out the next scene, or read until the end of a chapter. She is a mother of two beautiful daughters, one son and married to a wonderful man for over 10 years. She also enjoys playing video games in her spare time, RPGs are her absolute favorite, but she plays many different genres.
Contact her here: http://amygotub.wix.com/amyolingerbooks
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AmyOlingerwriter/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Amy_Olinger

The First Life of Amelia Weston

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REVIEW

The First Life of Amelia Weston is the debut novel of Author Amy Olinger, and I am now an avid fan! I loved the lyrical quality of the novel from the start. Opening in the year of 1601 in Reading England, the  reader is introduced to Amelia, who’s a passionate, talented and powerful young woman. Tragedy and loss strikes her over the years as she grows into her power as one of the strongest witches in her community.

Soon years past with love gained and lost, and after being alone, Amelia meets Alexander who brings light and love back into her life, which she thought an impossibility. When faced with the possibility of losing her greatest love, fate intervenes and the two are reunited. But fate is fickle and the two are cast into a cyclical  race against time. The question remains will the lovers remain united or be separated forever?

I truly enjoyed this read and I felt the writing held a  haunting romantic quality which fit the time period in which Amelia lived. The descriptions and the steamy romance catapulted the reader into the character’s lives which caused me as a reader to become quickly invested!

Clear, flowing writing with great pacing. This was a wonderful debut novel that will leave the reader wanting more!

Recommended for readers  18+ due to some adult content, I consider this a must read for those that enjoy romance and historical fiction!