Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Blurb: Julia has accepted the Lord and is busy returning her life to order. She is not ready for love, especially when the new site foreman at work stirs up forgotten feelings. She knows a playboy when she sees one, but to Rick Mercado the attraction between them is surprisingly real. Other girls no longer interest him, and if she wants to play hard to get that's fine with him. Let the games begin! What he doesn't realize is that her dangerous secret is not a game. Julia's brother has returned from the street, strung out and in trouble with rival gangs. Loyalty to her brother draws Julia deeper into a world of drug deals and thugs. Rick doesn't understand why Julia won't simply go to the cops, especially once the bullets start flying. As Julia slips further into a world of violence, Rick realizes how easily his heart can be broken. His brain says to run, but his heart isn't listening. It may already be too late.
BOUND BY BLOOD. Love and suspense, heartfelt moments and guns a blazing. What a killer combination!
Release Date: September 23, 2014
Book Links: Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22365508-bound-by-blood
Anaiah Press: http://www.anaiahpress.com/
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Author Bio: Scott Springer spent his youth playing pretend and dreaming of being a writer. As an adult he worked as a carpenter before becoming a software developer. Having produced much, his two children remain his proudest accomplishment. His wife led him to the Lord, and he’s glad that she did.
1. Who are you and what makes you special?
Hi, I’m Julia Benson of BOUND BY BLOOD, and to know me is to know I’m not comfortable with this kind of question. What makes me special? Hum, let’s see. Oh, you know, I think what makes me special is both a good thing and a bad thing. I’m talking about my independence. It’s good because I’m doing all right for myself despite the way I messed everything up as a teenager, but it’s bad too. I won’t ask for help. And sometimes I really need to.
2. What do you want most in life?
I want a place to call my own where I feel safe and secure, and you know what, I’ve got that now. Or at least I thought I did before everything got all messed up. I’m talking about my cottage. You might look at it and thinks it’s a shack, but to me, it’s a project and a labor of love.
3. What is your greatest fear?
I think that in the back of my mind is this thing, and my greatest fear is it will come out again. When I was a teenager I was addicted to methamphetamine, and the thing about an addiction like that is you can repress it really well, but it’s always there lurking and in a moment of stress when my defenses are down, it can take control of me again. Basically, I’m living with a monster within me.
4. Are you presently in love, or are you hoping to find someone special?
No, I’m not in love, and to think about it seems really distant. Maybe, someday, I mean sure, but I’d have to be strong enough, and I’m still not ready
5. Sum up your life in the past few weeks in a tweet (only 140 characters!) Gone from great to terrible in an instant. Fighting to get back to the middle.
6. If you could change one thing about your past, would you? If so, what would it be and why?
Oh, yeah, I’ve got a big thing I’d change. But I’d rather not talk about it. It’s in my book, though J
Monday, September 8, 2014
On the same day she turns twelve years old, Savannah moves away from everything she’s known in sweet, sunny Georgia to preppy Washington D.C. Not only will she miss her best friends Katie and Tessa, Savannah will start a new school. She soon discovers that her schoolmates love to brag—about their clothes, their parents’ governmental connections, and even who has the in with the school authorities.
Unhappy and lonely, Savannah decides if she can’t make life better, she can at least make it sound that way. Soon she is living in the childhood home of George Washington, riding in the limo of the vice president’s daughter, and even moving into the former Luxembourg embassy.
All is well until she learns that her true friends from Georgia are coming for a visit. Now Savannah must create the life she’s been talking about in her letters—and fast! Will Savannah find herself or lose her friends?
About the AuthorEmily Ungar is a graduate of Indiana University, where she majored in journalism. After living in seven different U.S. states by the time she finished college, she now lives in Indianapolis, Indiana, with her husband and very curious twin toddlers. When she isn’t chasing after her twin boys, Emily loves to curl up in a chaise lounge with a book in one hand and a lemon cupcake in the other. Emily loves connecting with her readers, so she welcomes you to say hi on her blog at emilyungar.com.