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Book Blitz and Giveaway: Blame it on Romeo by Sophia Knightly – A Adorable Romantic Comedy

Book Blitz and Giveaway: Blame it on Romeo by Sophia Knightly – A Adorable Romantic Comedy

The cover of the week award absolutely goes to this cute front of the adorable romantic comedy Blame it on Romeo by Sophia Knightly. I am already a fan of her Beach Read series (even if I am nowhere close to a beach), and I […]

Book Review: To Say Goodbye by Lindsay Detwiler

Book Review: To Say Goodbye by Lindsay Detwiler

Book Details:   Title: To Say Goodbye Author: Lindsay Detwiler Publisher: Hot Tree Publishing Publication Date: September, 24,2016 Genre: Contemporary Romance, Women’s Fiction   My thoughts:   To Say Goodbye is a heartwarming story, that is emotional and raw, which is exactly what I hope […]

Book Blitz and Giveaway: A Beautiful Mess by John Herrick – A Romance With A Dash Of Hollywood

Book Blitz and Giveaway: A Beautiful Mess by John Herrick – A Romance With A Dash Of Hollywood

Are you ready for something a little different? A Beautiful Mess by John Herrick, is an adult romance with ties to Marilyn Monroe – yes, the movie icon who lost her life too early, many years ago. I am looking forward to reading this book, and I hope you do as well.

Also, enter for your chance to win a 10 Dollar Amazon gift card, by entering in the giveaway at the end of the post!



Title: Beautiful Mess
Author: John Herrick
Publication date: July 30th 2017
Genres: Adult, Romance

A fallen star. Four Los Angeles misfits. And the Marilyn Monroe you only thought you knew.

Del Corwyn is an aging relic. An actor who advanced from errand boy to Academy Award nominee, Del kept company with the elite of Hollywood’s golden era and shared a close friendship with Marilyn Monroe. Today, however, he faces bankruptcy.

Humiliated, Del is forced to downgrade his lifestyle, sell the home he’s long cherished, and fade into a history of forgotten legends—unless he can revive his career. All he needs is one last chance. While searching through memorabilia from his beloved past, Del rediscovers a mysterious envelope, dated 1962, containing an original screenplay by Marilyn Monroe—and proof that she named him its legal guardian.

Del surges to the top of Hollywood’s A-list overnight. But the opportunity to reclaim his fame and fortune brings a choice: Is Del willing to sacrifice newfound love, self-respect and his most cherished friendship to achieve his greatest dream?

A story of warmth, humor and honesty, Beautiful Mess follows one man’s journey toward love and relevance where he least expects it—and proves coming-of-age isn’t just for the young.

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EXCERPT:

“You wrote a screenplay?”

Wide-eyed, Del ran his fingers across the crisp, white paper, a stack of sheets bound together by brass fasteners along its left margin. He was in his early twenties.

“Don’t look so surprised,” Marilyn Monroe replied with a staccato laugh. “I’m a woman of many wonderful traits.” Though thirty-six years old, she took childlike pleasure in his reaction. Innocent. She had exquisite diction, a byproduct of training with Natasha Lytess, her first acting coach.

“When did you write this?”

“During my hiatus, the one I took after we wrapped up production on The Prince and the Showgirl. Arthur and I split our time between New York and Connecticut, and he helped me as I wrote,” she replied, her countenance now matter-of-fact, her voice sultry yet airy. “I believe it was an outlet for him, too. He was so frustrated by that time, wondering about his own future. He believed in me, and I think it helped him believe in himself. So as I wrote the scenes, he gave me advice on how to make the characters richer, more alive.”

They sat together in the living room of her home in Brentwood. “Johnny Angel” played on her phonograph. They were alone in the house.

“This must have taken a long time to write.”

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“I had eighteen months before I returned to Hollywood to shoot Some Like It Hot,” she replied. Her gaze fell to the floor, and her voice grew softer. “I’d been through so much by that point. Trying to make my second marriage work. The pain of losing a child…”

As her words drifted, young Del noticed she had waded into the territory of the forlorn. For the past year, she had seemed more prone toward that tendency, and pain filled Del’s heart whenever he watched it emerge. He tried to return her attention to the script, which seemed to make her happy. It was an obvious source of pride for her.

“You never mentioned you’re a writer. Why doesn’t anybody know?”

Her countenance brightened again, and Del felt relieved. She shot him a cunning glare.

“There’s more to me than the reporters know about,” she replied with a wink, wagging a red-polished fingernail at him, ever the mentor. “Here’s an important tip for you: Never tell them everything. Always keep a little secret or two for yourself, something to hold in your heart. Something you can control in this crazy world.”

Del fanned the pages, opening the document at random points to scan snippets of dialogue. What a sense of accomplishment she must have felt! He admired its professional layout, which looked identical to the scripts he’d used on the sets. Del wondered it Marilyn had typed this on the manual typewriter he’d seen Arthur Miller use in their home.

“Is this any good?” Del asked. “I mean, have you shown it to anyone?”

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“Only to Arthur, back when we were married.” She giggled in her typical Marilyn manner. “Can you imagine? The great Arthur Miller coaches Marilyn Monroe in literature,” she punctuated with a male reporter’s voice, underscoring it with faux solemnity. “You do know he rewrote the script for Let’s Make Love, don’t you? He said the original was a catastrophe and he wanted to protect me. Wasn’t that sweet? Many people don’t know that. He wrote the script for The Misfits, too. The man certainly knows what he’s doing, if you ask me. Look at Death of a Salesman. Pure genius! Regardless of how our marriage worked out, the man was a brilliant writer.”

Young Del ran his hand across Marilyn’s screenplay again, eager to read it from beginning to end. Maybe they could perform in it together!

Yet he couldn’t ignore a chill that raced up his spine. Why here? Why now?

 

Author Bio:

John Herrick is the author of From the Dead and 8 Reasons Your Life Matters. A graduate of the University of Missouri—Columbia, readers turn to him as a chronicler of spiritual journey and the human heart. Herrick lives in St. Louis.

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Book Blitz: Stealing First by Weston Parker – A Bad Boy Romance And Giveaway

Book Blitz: Stealing First by Weston Parker – A Bad Boy Romance And Giveaway

A bad boy romance and a giveaway, what is not to love! Read the excerpt of the newly released Stealing First by Weston Parker, then enter the giveaway for your chance to win a signed copy of the book! Enjoy! Title: Stealing First Author: Weston […]

Book Blitz: Almost Jamie by Gina Robinson – A Jet City Novel

Book Blitz: Almost Jamie by Gina Robinson – A Jet City Novel

Introducing: Almost Jamie, a romantic comedy by Gina Robinson, and a part of the Jet City series! Don’t forget to enter the giveaway at the end of this post – for your chance to win a 25 Dollar Amazon gift card! Title: Almost Jamie Author: […]

Cover Reveal: Almost Jamie by Gina Robinson

Cover Reveal: Almost Jamie by Gina Robinson

I can’t even tell you, how much I love the cover of the soon to be released romance novel “Almost Jamie” by Gina Robinson! This book promises to be a humor-filled fun trip! Read more about it below!

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Title: Almost Jamie
Author: Gina Robinson
Publication date: June 8th, 2017
Genres: Adult, Comedy, Romance

A kilt meets dress modern love story.

If you like good guy geek heroes who look hot in kilts, strong, intelligent heroines, and poignant romance, then you’ll love Almost Jamie, the first book in Gina Robinson’s light, fun contemporary romance Jet City Kilt Series.

Half American, half English physician Blair Edwards has always wanted her Jamie, the Sinclair, the dashing Highland laird of the wildly popular TV series, Jamie. Unfortunately, it’s so hard to find a man like him in the modern world. When the stars of Jamie come to Seattle’s Jet City Comicon, Blair dresses up as Jamie’s Elinor in a vibrant red gown, hoping to get a seat in their popular presentation and a good view of the handsome, charming star of the show. She doesn’t expect to be called on to use her medical skills to treat an injured cosplayer who looks almost like…Jamie. And sets her wounded heart racing.

Cosplayer, geek, app designer, and cyber security expert Austin MacDougall has been styled by his matchmaker to look like the actor who plays Jamie. He’s been trying to win the prize for best amateur cosplayer for years. Against the advice of his friends, he goes to Jet City Comicon in a kilt as Jamie, the striking redheaded Highlander. When he’s injured during a mock battle with a vicious cosplaying orc, his friends get him help from a beautiful doctor in a stunning red dress.

Has Austin met his Elinor? The adventure is just beginning…

Find out why readers love Gina Robinson’s good guy heroes, the strong women they fall for, and their funny, witty, romantic stories.

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Author Bio:

Gina Robinson is the bestselling and award-winning author of the popular Switched at Marriage, Billionaire Duke, and Billionaire Matchmaker romantic comedy series, featuring a billionaire in a surprising marriage of convenience, a billionaire who inherits a British dukedom, and a playboy billionaire in business with a Manhattan matchmaker, the Reckless and Rushed contemporary new adult romance series, and the Agent Ex series of humorous romantic suspense novels. Her books have delighted readers and received praise in Publishers Weekly, Booklist, and Romantic Times Book Reviews.

She writes romance and women’s fiction across a wide variety of subgenres—new adult, contemporary, historical, romantic suspense and romantic comedy.

Her love stories are infused with a happy blend of romance, adventure, a bit of mystery, and humor. Readers are drawn to the light touch she gives even serious topics and the fast, fun, easy-to-read pace of her books. From college campus to Seattle to Las Vegas to England, her settings become almost characters of their own, driving the story.

She believes in the power of true love and passion, and that every great romance should have a happily-ever-after.

To keep informed of her new releases, sign up for her mailing list at www.ginarobinson.com

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Season Of Hope by Sarah Jane Jacobs – Book Spotlight

Season Of Hope by Sarah Jane Jacobs – Book Spotlight

Today, I am happy to introduce a wonderful book, Season of Hope by Sarah Jane Jacobs. This also marks the first book in her new series called The Seasons, and promises to be very exciting! Also, don’t forget to participate in the giveaway at the […]