Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Blog Tour and Review: Escaping Reality

It’s official. I have a love/hate relationship with Lisa Renne Jones and her books.

Amy is on the run. She’s been on the run for years. She finally feels safe and then…she has to run. New name, new city, new state. Along the way, she meets Liam. Liam is rich, powerful, sexy, protective and possessive. Amy has never trusted anyone. Can she trust Liam?

Escaping Reality is another AMAZING story. I was hooked from the very beginning and read the entire thing in one sitting. I could NOT put it down.

This story is erotic, hot, sensual, sexy, and suspenseful all at the same time. Liam makes Amy feel safe. He keeps the monsters at bay. He also tries to take care of her. Unfortunately everyone Amy gets close to is in danger. She can’t let Liam get close. Liam’s seduction of Amy is everything a girl could want. He does all he can to make Amy feel safe while at the same time giving her the space she needs.

Amy slowly falls under Liam’s spell. Just when she starts to feel ready to tell Liam everything, her world comes crashing down. Lisa’s portrayal of Liam and Amy was amazing. I felt everything Amy felt. Every nightmare, every sensation, every touch. Lisa has a way with words that will suck you in and make you part of the story.

That’s the good news. Here’s the bad news. CLIFFHANGER!  Yep. Cliffhanger. And I have to wait until OCTOBER to get the next one. Yep. October! Really?  I can’t wait that long! I need to know NOW!

You better get busy writing Ms. Jones. I’m READY!!

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Lisa Renee Jones is the author of the highly acclaimed INSIDE OUT TRILOGY which has sold to more than ten countries for translation with negotiations in process for more, and has now been optioned by STARZ Network for a cable television show, to be produced by Suzanne Todd (Alice in Wonderland).
Since beginning her publishing career in 2007, Lisa has published more than 30 books with publishers such as Simon and Schuster, Avon, Kensington, Harlequin, NAL, Berkley and Elloras Cave, as well as crafting a successful indie career. Booklist says that Jones suspense truly sizzles with an energy similar to FBI tales with a paranormal twist by Julie Garwood or Suzanne Brockmann.
Prior to publishing, Lisa owned multi-state staffing agency that was recognized many times by The Austin Business Journal and also praised by Dallas Women Magazine. In 1998 LRJ was listed as the #7 growing women owned business in Entrepreneur Magazine.
Lisa loves to hear from her readers. You can reach her through her website and she is active on twitter and Facebook daily.

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Blog Tour & Giveaway: Tracks by Sarah Biermann

I love me some rock-n-roll books. I crave them. If they're angsty, drama filled, hot sex, man whore galore...even better. If it's well written, I can devour the book within hours. Now with all that being said there are some of those moments in this book buuuuut there were just too many problems with the story that I had a hard time getting thru even though I did finish it.

We are introduced to Dylan. From the beginning she's a shy very put together knows what she wants in life and will go after it twenty one year old virgin. She gets accepted to Harvard Law School along with her friend Theresa. Dylan's family life is what made her to what she is. Her Dad and Mom were not faithful to each other and she knows this by catching her Dad with a student and when she meets her real father. She wants nothing to do with any non sense that could hinder her education and life.

Dylan and Theresa have tickets to go see Jeremy Mason. A musical child genius who enters the rock world and has his own problems. At the concert, which they have front row seats, Dylan and Jeremy make eye contact and from here things start becoming problems for me. I get the attraction. He sees her beauty and innocence and it's refreshing for him and she sees him as a rock God. What becomes the problem is the inconsistencies thru out the book. For starters she's a virgin but then it goes on and says that she has had relations with other men. I'm like huh? I don't like to nit pick but this is where a great editor comes into play. The sex is so so and there's a scene with beer that did nothing for me. Maybe it's because I don't like beer. *shrugs shoulders*

They get together but of course not without drama. The drama is real life situations that affect everyone especially Jeremy and Dylan. He knows he needs help and she gives him the ultimatum and he finally cleans up his act. I didn't like the epilogue cause of the way it left off. No cliffhanger but it could have been more. I will read the second book but sad to say it's not at the top of my TBR stack. The story and author has potential but like I said earlier, it needs an editor.

I make a disgusted sound in my throat. “I am totally fucked up by what my mother did to me,” I say, still aghast at his reaction to my story.
    “Fucked up?” he questions, confused. “Why? Because you’re shy? Because you’re private? Because you don’t like to be vulnerable? Because you strive to achieve great things to prove you’re good enough to be worth something?”
    The way he instantly knows me makes me very uncomfortable. I freeze, wide eyed and unable to speak for a moment. How could he see me so clearly? How did this connection between us go so deeply? It was disturbing to me, the understanding between us. It’s deeper than even the physical pull between us, as if the air that separates our bodies is electrically charged. I had worked my whole life to push people away, building up this wall of protection. And yet here is this man, tearing it down and seeing who I am through all the bullshit. Maybe I'm not as good at hiding myself as I thought.
    “Yeah,” I finally muttered. “Those reasons are pretty much why.”
    “It makes you beautiful. The things you say it created in you... are what attract me to you in this unbelievable way. You’re timid, shy, brilliant, and completely unaware of how amazing you are.”
    I go statue still. My heart feels like it’s going to explode at his words. How did our conversation change course so quickly? I don’t know if I’m prepared for this. “Amazing?” I repeat in disbelief.
    He smiles a catlike smile, like he’s hunting again. Immediately, my breathing increases. “Oh yes. When I first saw your eyes from the stage,” he leans closer to me. I want to both back away and lean toward him at the same time. “I wanted to make them roll back into your head. I wanted to grab your round hips and pull you close to me.” He crouches on the couch, one leg on and one leg off, leaning over me. With his face against my cheek again, he whispers in my ear, “You. Are. Breathtaking.”

Sarah Biermann, RN, BSN was born Wilmington, Delaware and grew up in Claymont. She attended Cab Calloway School of the Arts in Wilmington for high school, majoring in creative writing. She went on to Montgomery County Community College in Blue Bell, PA for her Associates Degree in Nursing. She recently graduated Drexel University with her BSN in nursing and is currently in their Masters program for nursing education. Sarah's nursing specialty is in drugs and alcohol detox and rehab.

Sarah has been married to her husband, Jon, for 8 years. She has two beautiful daughters: Anna, age 7, and Quinn, age 2. They live in Lansdale, Pennsylvania.

She enjoys reading, singing, art, music, television, going to the movies, Hershey Park, and writing. "Tracks"- the first book in the "Rock Bottom" series- is her first book.

Sarah is currently working on the second book in the "Rock Bottom" series- titled "Trials"- coming soon.


Tracks is only available on Amazon through August. 
After August, it will also be available on Nook.

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