2015, Books, life, Uncategorized

Chasing Each Other @writerjdrivera

Title: Chasing Each Other (Chasing #2)
Author: J.D. Rivera
Release Date: July 7, 2015
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Miranda… 

I was always the life of the party, the happy one. 

Until Preston killed my soul.

When he came into my life, he destroyed me. I was a shell of my former self, pretending to be fine while wishing I wouldn’t wake up the next day. I never dreamed my best friend would come back into my life…and bring Brad Nicholson with her.

I never dreamed the homicide detective with the cocky attitude could show me my worth again. He could show me that my life could be amazing every day. 

Until the day he found out about my past with Preston. Then, I was sure he’d see the real Miranda and ditch me for good.

Brad…

From a young age, I made a decision. 

I knew what I wanted to do with my life and from that point on, my work molded me. Everything became routine. Casual. Until Mackenzie walked into my life, bringing her best friend, Miranda, with her. 

From the first moment I saw Miranda, I knew she could be someone special. I didn’t have time for relationships, but she was different. She was a piece of the puzzle that could be missing. But she was broken, I could see that. And all I wanted to do was turn her into the girl I knew she really was beneath her perfectly placed mask.

 
 
 
 
 
The door slowly opened and my heart stuttered. Brad slowly crept into my room, locking eyes with me. What in the hell is he doing here? The urge to slap the shit out of him was strong, but I somehow refrained.
 
“Um, hi,” he whispered, sounding nervous. Too shocked and confused, I just stared at him.
 
“Can I come in?”
 
I nodded and sat up further on my bed. “What…what are you doing here?” I asked, finally finding my words.
 
He walked to the foot of the bed and sat down on the side. Handing me a bag, he said, “I hope you don’t mind your roommate letting me in. It’s your birthday and I wanted to give you your gift.”
 
“Give me a gift?” I questioned.
 
“Yeah.” He glanced at his watch. “I was afraid I’d miss it, but I still have fifteen minutes.”
 
I cocked my head to the side. Did he really think he could go out and pick up some whore and then…I couldn’t even bring myself to think it.
 
“I had to work tonight. I came over here as soon as I got off.” I’m sure he got off all right.
 
“You are such a liar.” I scoffed and shook my head. “I don’t know why you are here, but you can go.”
 
“I understand why you’re mad. And I deserve that, but I’ve never lied to you, Miranda.”
 
 
 
 
J.D. Rivera lives in Oklahoma with her husband and two boys. Her life consists of school projects, homework, cartoon shows, and little league sports. She loves Diet Mountain Dew, the OKC Thunder, costume jewelry, the beach, and reading.
 
 

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2015, Books, country music, life, Uncategorized

Hardcover Therapy & Country Music!

Hey y’all!

It’s been a while since I wrote a post that wasn’t a review or author spotlight! I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about how I want this blog to function and what I want it to feature!

Most of you know that I ❤ books and country music!  With that being said, you are going to start finding a little of both on here!  Stay turned on what’s in store for me and the blog!

What country music would you like me to feature as well as authors?  Leave it in the comments below!

xoxo,

Casey

2013, Books, life, Uncategorized

June already?~!

WOW!  I am at a loss for words!  The outpouring of support is overwhelming in the blogging/writing world!  I am frantically trying to finish No Turning Back (Full Circle#1) my debut novel.  The next few weeks, I’m going to continue to review, blog, and promote… but I’m also going in a writing hole… I won’t return until it’s finished !

Here’s what you’ll see this week:

Sunday- Suddenly Royal Review

Monday- Beneath Your Beautiful Cover Reveal

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Wednesday- Lost in Distraction Review

Thursday- Girl With Guitar

Friday- Shameless Cover Reveal

Signups are currently underway for the following Release Day Events/ Blog Tours

2013, Books, life, Uncategorized

OMG!!!! What a week!

So I have to say I ❤ all of y’all!!!!! Each and every day, I love blogging, reading, and coordinating even more! This past week I have done a lot to get ready for the upcoming blog tours and cover review tours! There is still time to sign up for the Undescribable Cover Reveal for May 20th as well as my next blog tour event: Consequences by Aleatha Romig set for June 19th -29th.

I finished Girl With Guitar this week!!!! OMG!!!!!!! I ❤ it so much, and can’t wait for you to see the cover and read it!!!!!!!!!!!! Don’t forget about that tour as well!

Here’s what’s going on next week:

-Signups for Consequences Blog Tour start now (form at bottom of page)

-Monday: Inhale, Exhale Review by Sarah M. Ross
-Tuesday: Untouched by Melody Grace Book Blast
-Wednesday: Kiss of Fire & Eyes of Ember by Rebecca Ethington Book Blast & Giveaway, Girl With Guitar Cover Reveal
-Thursday: Giving of Forever by Ashley Wilcox Cover Reveal
-Friday-The Darkest of Shadows Review by Lisse Smith

Oh, and that BIG ANNOUNCEMENT will be right here SATURDAY, MAY 25th!!!! You don’t want to miss it… it’s HUGE!!!!!!!!! 😉

Signups for tours:

Books, life, Uncategorized

Super proud of myself!!!

Most of you know that I have been at this blogging thing about 3 months.  I think I’m starting to get the hang of all this WordPress lingo!

Here’s what’s going on:

  • New look on my blog
  • Blog Button created and feel free to share
  • MAJOR Jillian Dodd GIVEAWAY going on NOW!!!!!
  • Reviews of Requiem, Depths, & Consequences
  • Cover Reveal of The Guardian

The giveaway is HUGE!!!!! There are 3 books up for grabs! Stalk Me, Kiss Me, and Date Me by Jillian Dodd.  Just use the link in my sidebar to enter!  Good Luck and Happy Reading!

Books, Uncategorized

Suicide Note Stole My Heart!

suicide note

**Disclaimer: This book contains no acts of suicide and it does have a ‘Happily Ever After’**

A soldier returning for mid-tour leave decides to stay with a cousin in Maine, after his fiancé leaves him for someone else while he is away at war. His cousin is going through his own devastation and is struggling to pick up the pieces and move on with his family. As they try to help each other through the pain, Shane’s path crosses Jenn’s and he soon learns that everything happens for a reason.

Release date: March 15, 2013 (not available for preorder)

**ARC copy given for a review by the one and only Teresa Mummert**

I loved this book! It left me with such happiness and the biggest smile on my face. My ONLY complaint is that I didn’t want it to end! I was like please keep going! I want to see the rest of their fairytale! In this book there is so much heart break and mistrust, and two of the sweetest characters have to deal with pain and heartbreak. (It just broke my heart!)I absolutely loved how the book was told from both sides. You know exactly what Jenn and Shane are thinking, but yet they don’t know each others thoughts.

My heart just reached out for Jenn from the get go! To have to deal with her family, especially her sister, I just don’t know how she did it! Personally, I would have wanted to crawl in a hole and die! Instead she took her negative and made it positive by focusing on her work…. even though that is all she had in life.

Shane is so kind-hearted and in love with Chelsea. When he is overseas, he gets his heart broken. He has to make a decision of on his R&R to go to NC or make a detour to Maine to visit the only family he has…. let’s just say he makes the best decision ever!

Jake and May are also extremely important characters in this book. Jake is Shane’s cousin and Jenn’s boss. May is his wife, and is one of the most fun loving individuals ever! I hope everyone has a May in their life! If you don’t, you’re missing out! Jake and May have their own struggles that really tie all the events together. I really feel that these two helped make the book because without them there are a TON of missing pieces!

This book touched my heart and soul. I think part of it is due to my cousin being deployed right now, and we are counting down until he gets home (58 Days!!!) There are other events that play into the relationships between Jenn and Shane. Both Jenn and Shane are dealt a pretty bad hand in life when it comes to relationships, but they create their own fairytale. In fact, I know that Shane STOLE my heart! He just wouldn’t give up on Jenn. He had an internal desire to get to know her. I loved how he wanted to make her happy, didn’t want to hurt her, valued their friendship, and let go of that tough guy image. I love the fact that he was a constant and wanted to remain constant.

I had a really hard time writing this review because I didn’t want to give any spoilers! When I think about the emotions that are involved in the book, I can’t help but want to tell you every little detail. In fact, here are just a few of how I felt while reading in no particular order: workaholic, that bitch!, hurt, anger, need, heartbroken, unsure, trusting, loving, faithful, time to put your big girl panties on, Eeeeeekkkkkk, and real life.

Teresa Mummert does an out of this world job at making Jenn and Shane’s fairytale come true! This story is REAL. There is no other way to put it. You will not be disappointed! Get your copy of Suicide Note on March 15th. Let me know if you felt like you heart was going to burst open like mine at the end because FAIRYTALES DO COME TRUE!

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Untouchable by Lindsay Delaigair Blog Tour and MORE this week!

ImageSo this week is HUGE in the world of books!  I have the AWESOME opportunity to review and GIVEAWAY a copy of Untraceable by Lindsay Delagair!  Also, 2 books I have been waiting on for MONTHS come out the SAME day!  Talk about choices!  Reckless by SC Stephens is out on March 5th along with Requiem by Laura Oliver!  They are 2 different types of books, but I love them both!  I sure hope I can multi-task!  Keep a look out for Tuesday!  When I’m on the Untouchable Blog Tour!  

Books, Uncategorized

Awesome Friday!

So yesterday was an AWESOME day! Misguided Heart was released and Amanda Bennett featured my review on her website! Eeekkkk! Makes keep feel famous! Lol!
Here’s what’s coming this week…. The Nightlife New York Blog Tour, Untouchable Blog Tour, and Suicide Note Review!!! I’m also going to try and start a weekly post of new releases and books on sale!
There will be giveaways as well!!!! Happy Reading!!!!!