Saturday, February 18, 2017

Something for everyone! (Psst! I'm talking FREE books!)

For the first time ever I'm offering TWO of my books for FREE!!!!

For a very limited time, you can get WHAT'S LEFT OF ME and WHEN THE HEART FALLS for FRREEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!
You get a book! And you get a book!

I might be too excited over giving away books, but I don't care ;)

Hop on over to Amazon and check them out. I've got you covered :)

If you're looking for a sweet cowboy romance with a little suspense thrown in for good measure (and a little sizzle but all behind closed doors), then look for WHEN THE HEART FALLS.

When the Heart Falls by [Lewis, Kimberly]

Now if Military men are more your style, look for WHAT'S LEFT OF ME. This sexy novella is jammed packed with emotion, humor, enough steam to fog up your windows and will leave you feeling as though you've experienced a full length novel but in half the time :) 

Happy Reading!

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

My "The Substitute" by Denise Grover Swank Review

The Substitute

The Wedding Pact Book #1
Hilarious USA Today bestselling wedding romance!
Megan Vandemeer meant  to tell her parents about her broken engagement, but a month and a half later she finds herself boarding a plane home to her wedding. Having stretched avoidance to its limits, it’s to come clean–a terrifying prospect since her mother is sure to blame her rather than her cheating, emotionally frigid ex. A couple of drinks and two Dramamine later, Megan finds herself spilling her sob story to the tall, dark, and handsome stranger in the seat next to her.
With only one week left to save his business, Josh McMillan boards a plane to Kansas City in a last-ditch effort, leaving the details to chance. An unexpected answer is delivered in the form of the beautiful brunette beside him. Though she’s completely loopy, her honesty, openness, and humor charm him. So when she passes out before landing, he helps her off the plane–a good deed that leads to a colossal misunderstanding. Her parents assume he’s her fiancĂ©. In a twist of fate, the mix-up might help Josh save his business, so he plays along, figuring he can help Megan too. All he has to do is stage a public break up convincing enough to appease her mother.
Josh is only supposed to be a substitute groom, but the more time he and Megan spend together, the more their pretend engagement starts to feel real…and the less they want to break it off. Can a relationship that began as a farce turn into happily ever after?
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Megan is getting married … or was supposed to be getting married until she caught her fiancĂ© cheating on her. That was six weeks ago and the planned wedding is in, oh, three days. Anxious about telling her family that the wedding is now off (and has been for weeks), Megan hops on a plane from Seattle to Kansas City to face the wrath of her control loving mother … but, as with any great love story, fate intervenes.

Josh’s business is failing, thanks to a major whoopsie from his older brother. Needing to save his employees from threat of job loss, Josh grabs the first flight out of Seattle and ends up seated next to a beautiful woman who just so happens to be related to Josh’s person of interest in Kansas City, Megan’s father. After a horribly dangerous and embarrassing reaction to Dramamine mixed with alcohol, along with one HUGE misunderstanding, Josh now finds himself posing as Megan’s fiancĂ©, unintentionally placing him in the perfect position to get the information he needs to save his company from going under. But saving his business almost becomes an afterthought as the deeper he gets into this con the harder he falls for his fake fiancĂ©e.

The story that unfolds after this setup was AMAZING! I honestly don’t think I can say enough good things about this book, but I’m going to try. One of the first things I think I should mention is that Megan and her two best friends were “cursed” as kids by a fortune teller at the fair. The curse states that each girl’s wedding will be doomed and that each girl will end up marrying someone other than the man they were supposed to marry—their true love (Megan and her friend Blair don’t believe in the curse, but their friend Libby is a firm believer). Also, each of the friends makes a pact to marry before their thirtieth birthday.

Okay … back to this story …

I really liked Megan. She had such a kind heart and I felt so bad for her and all the crap she had to deal with: her cheating ex, her control freak mother, and finding out that a complete stranger was posing as her fiancĂ©. The girl was just running into one thing after another, but the only problem that ended up being a solution was Josh pretending to be her fiancĂ©. Josh was another one of those kind-hearted souls whose ultimate goal was to save those he cared deeply about. He’d put his own life on hold when he inherited his father’s company, but when he meets Megan something clicks and he finds that he wants to take care of himself for once—to give in to that pull drawing him to her. The more time these two spend faking their arrangement, the more they realize that what they have isn’t fake at all. But not everything is sunshine and roses. Josh and Megan face quite a bit of drama that comes with a relationship built around lies. Secrets are revealed and friendships are tested, but in the end these difficult situations lead to a whole lot of healing that brings everyone closer together.

I LOVED Megan and Josh’s story. I swooned, I almost cried (and I rarely get emotional over books/movies), and I laughed a lot—loud and obnoxious laughing at that … thanks mostly in part to Gram (oh my gosh, I loved every bit of her page time!).

If you enjoy reading romances full of humor with some pretty steamy scenes and plenty of moments to warm your heart than I definitely recommend you check this one out! 

Disclaimer: I purchased this book for my own reading enjoyment. These thoughts are my own and no one twisted my arm to write a review for it.

Friday, January 6, 2017

In a Rut

Hello all you lovely people! And happy belated New Year 😊 I hope 2017 is treating you well so far and that you’re sticking to whatever resolutions you may have made (if you made any at all). Me? I don’t make resolutions. I have in the past and never stuck to them. I go into the New Year with an idea/plan of what I’d like to accomplish and try my best to achieve it all. So we’ll see how this year goes. 

Before I get rambling (because that’s what this post it totally going to be) let me take a minute to thank each and every one of you who downloaded a copy of WHEN THE HEART FALLS while it was free.  And a special shout out to Sheryl Mcnaught for her 5 Star review and Maria for her 4 star rating! Thanks so much for taking the time to rate my book and leave a review on Goodreads and/or Amazon.

Now … about the title of this post.

Yep, I’m a rut. I don’t even know if I can clarify it as just a writing rut, but I’m thinking it might be an overall life rut. I’m at this point where I just feel like I’m living in disarray and I really need to just figure out what the hell I’m doing. This balancing act of being a wife, mother, dog owner, full time employee, reader, writer, and whatever other title I can throw in there is so out of whack.  So, with that being said, one of my main goals this year is to get my shit together and make all of this work. My family and home life will always be the most important thing to me, but I also love being a writer and I really want to find a way to make it all work so I’m not running around like a crazy lady. I’ll do it, I know I will, it’s just going to take me some time.

There are a lot of things I want to accomplish in my personal life this year, but as far as my writing life goes my main goal is to FINISH LUKE’S BOOK. I have no idea why this book is taking me so long to finish. I have the whole thing outlined, and I know what I want to happen, but damn if I’m not having a hard time finding the words to make it all happen. Here’s a little backstory for those of you who haven’t followed me from the start of the series. I wrote Zane with the intentions of it being a standalone. But when I got writing it, I fell in love with the other characters so much I decided they needed stories of their own. Luke’s book was supposed to come next, but as I got into the story I realized that it just wasn’t his time for a happily ever after. He’s freakin’ Luke McKade! He doesn’t have girlfriends. He has one-nighters. It wasn’t true to his character to send him riding off into the sunset with his love in the second book, so I switched some stuff around a decided to write Norah’s story. After I completed her book, I did a lot of thinking and decided to start Luke’s book over with a whole new plot and story line. I love it, I really do, and I should be flying through writing it … but I’m not. Maybe a part of me just wants to keep him all to myself for as long as I can and that’s why I’m dragging my feet? Hahaha. I’m going to keep telling myself that, because it’s sure a lot nicer than “you’re terrible at this writing gig.” In all seriousness, I know a lot of you are waiting for Luke’s book, and I am going to do my absolute best to get his story completed for you.

Luke’s book is my top writing priority right now, but I also have a bunch of other stories I want to get out there as well. I loved writing my first novella WHAT’S LEFT OF ME and it is probably one of my favorite things I’ve ever written. There’s a quote I’ve seen on Pinterest many times by Ernest Hemingway that says, 

“There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.” 

That’s what I did with this story. I poured so much emotion into it, and as cheesy as it sounds, I still get chills when I read over certain scenes or listen to the audio version … which I totally do because Tiffany Williams did an amazing job! (No shame in appreciating your own work.) I do have plans to write another novella that will contain characters from WHAT’S LEFT OF ME. I’d love to get that one out once Luke’s book is all done. Speaking of WHAT’S LEFT OF ME, I’m going to be doing a spotlight with Itsy Bitsy Books Bits very soon (January 12th to be exact). I’ll keep y’all posted on that ←Shameless plug, lol.

Well, this post is ridiculously long and full of nothing but ramblings … but, hey, I warned ya. If you made it this far high five! Maybe one of my goals this year can be to blog more. I do miss it, and I’ve said multiple times in the past that I want to start again, but never stuck to it. If I do blog more, it’s going to be random and full of nonsense … just like this post đŸ˜‰ If you’re cool with that I hope you stop by and maybe leave a comment every now and then just to say “Hi!” I like talking with y’all and I’m still working on finding the right social media platform to do that on. Any suggestions let me know.

Talk to y’all soon!