Thursday, July 17, 2014

Ride to Restoration Release and Review



RIDE TO RESTORATION by DJ Wilson

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Book Synopsis:

In this second book, D learns that paying it forward is not without costs, toss in Candi Parker, the girl of D’s dreams gone rogue, along with vivacious Victoria Lawson, attorney at law, who willingly steps in to fill Candi’s thong, and D’s hilarious misadventures continue across Canada. Reality sets in and the bullets begin to fly just two days after he returns to the states.

D sends Victoria away to keep her out of harm’s way, before tackling his real life demons, aka A.J. Standford, the Ponzi scheming banker who has a bounty on D’s head, and Candi’s extended family, the Gambinos, who will profit from his demise.

The romantic side of the story poses multiple questions: Will D settle for Victoria after being royally screwed by Candi or will his feelings for Candi propel him back into her life and the crime family’s ongoing chaos? Will Candi take back her sleazy ex-husband Joseph or will she somehow manage to break with her powerful family and come crawling back to D’s loving arms?

With all of this going on, there’s bound to be hell to pay sooner rather than later. Like momma always said, “When you play with fire, you’re gonna get burned.”




AUTHOR BIO



 

Raised in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains of East Tennessee, I graduated from Cumberland University, located in a small town you've never heard just inside Kentucky quite a few years ago.

At present, we're writing and discovering all that makes our country great; it's people, along with their kindness and generosity.

In the last 15 months we have written and published Ride To Redemption and the sequel, Ride To Restoration, publishing late July. Writing has been healing as I remake me into what I want to be when I grow up.

As a published author and blogger, featured on many sites, including the Huffington Post, I have been humbled beyond measure, more times than not, by all that life has thrown our way.
 

My Review:

Ride to Restoration
This book picks up where Ride to Redemption left off but if you've not read that one this story can give you glimpses of what happened prior. Reading the first book will tell the whole story.
After reading the first book I became mesmerized. I finally figured out why. Just the way the story is told, some narrative, some subconscious thoughts really give you a feel for the characters.
This author reminds me SO much of Nelson DeMille and how his stories are told and evolve. Love the little remarks about 'points' just as DeMille in his books.
This book starts out in Canada and Vic and D are regroupoing after Candi has left. Alternating chapters where Candi is in FL with her family and what's going on in her life while we are along for another ride with Vic and D.
Love all the nature, travel, romance, scenery as it's displayed in front of us, as if we can see it for ourselves. Love scenes and fun bantering throughout. All the new things on this extension of the journey, some new words for me to look up-love learning new words.
All the instances of paying it forward continue in this book.
I like series books but I need to read new things and this one delivers that and more. A different side to the main characters and you learn new things about them, their past, and their future.
Some series books I've read try to play catch up with the first book but they repeat enough of the backstory so that it takes up 3/4 of the new book. This book is not like that. it's all new material with just glimpses of the past so you are not left out in the dark.
Can't wait for the next one in this series.
 I received this book from the author in exchange for my honest review.
B00LW5ROII @dhlakelover



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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Celine by Peter B. Miller Book Release/Review/Interview





Céline 

 


Meet the Ultimate Femme Fatale & Art Thief in Céline from Incanto Press
San Francisco, CA. May 8, 2014 - Incanto Press (incantopress.com), announces the publication of Céline by technology entrepreneur Peter B. Miller as part of its inaugural Discovery Series. Each book in the Discovery Series takes readers on a compelling and surprising journey. With Céline, readers are introduced to the world of international art theft and the dark power of a hauntingly beautiful femme fatale.

Céline is the story of Céline, Alexa, and Preston (“Pres”) and the emotional and erotic bonds that connect them. The two women are lovers and members of an international criminal syndicate that steals priceless works of art. Céline meets and seduces Pres who falls in love with this mysterious beauty. He is so blinded by his love he unknowingly becomes a participant in an operation in Switzerland. The nature of Céline’s criminal career and the actions of her associates become a barrier to Pres and Céline’s developing relationship. Can their love survive? Only Céline has the key to that door. Céline is about facing demons, discovering one’s courage, and being transformed through the power of transcendent love.

Céline reaches deeply into the history and soul of its characters, exposing their motivations and inner world unlike any other story. It explores the fabric of their complex relationships that transgress boundaries of morality and identity. Ranging over two continents from San Francisco to Paris to Zurich to New York, the characters’ dreams, fantasies, and erotic entanglements along with unexpected plot twists create a powerful sense of revelation for the reader.




Céline
By Peter Miller
Pages: 192
ISBN: 978-1-941217-03-0
Retail Price: $25.00
Publication Date: July 15, 2014



Media Contact: Kevin Finley
Kevin.finley@leabharpr.com


 

 AUTHOR BIO



 

Peter B. Miller is an experienced entrepreneur, technologist, and world traveler. Raised in New York City, he now lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. Céline is his first novel.

 

MY REVIEW;

 Celine by Peter B. Miller
Wanted to read this book because of the art industry. Love learning about new things and am fascinated with the arts.
This book is about the deep intense electrifying affection one woman has for another (her soul mate) and how they are drawn into a group that also
allows them to bring others in to aid them in their endeavors.
I found the relationships not only intense and deep but very real.
Loved the travel and hiking as these are some of my favorite things to do.
Although the sex scenes for the most part were over the edge to me, I read just regular Harlequin contemporary romance novels,  I can visually see the scenes playing out in front of me-the detailed descriptsions were so vivid.
When things go wrong on one trip it makes those involved realize what they do have with one another. Love all the past lifes and the secrets that come to light. Brings the book full circle as to why things happened.
Enjoyed the history while flying over the European countries and all the fashion and art names in the book. Demons appear in dreams and you wonder how they will overcome their actions.
I did find the French translations confusing as you had to read what they were translated in the footnote section, then get back to the story. Made sense while reading it as the conversations meant more in the native language to those speaking it.
Few characters, easy to keep track of as the evolved over time. This book, under 200 pages really tells a very in depth story, one worth reading.
Hope there is another book with the same characters to continue on their journey.  Surprised at the ending, it could've gone many ways.
I received this book from the author in exchange for my honest review.
5 stars out of 5








INTERVIEW QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS:


1. What was your favorite scene to write?

While it’s difficult to pick out a particular favorite scene, I most enjoyed writing the chapter “Ecstasy” when Céline moves in to Pres’s apartment which spurs on their mutual revelations and growing intimacy.

2. What other authors/genre do you read?

I read many different authors and genres from classic fiction by James Joyce and Flannery O’Connor to modern novels like The Fortress of Solitude by Jonathan Lethem and The Keep by Jennifer Egan and most recently “S” by J.J Abrams and Doug Dorst. I’ve just started reading Donna Tartt’s wonderful new novel The Goldfinch. I also very much enjoy history, biography and travel books.

3. What do you do to relax? Cook, read, bike, shop, eat?

I enjoy cooking when I have the time to do it. And reading is of course at the top of my list. I also go to the symphony, dance, opera and theater, mostly in San Francisco. The San Francisco Bay Area, among its many riches also has amazing restaurants. I’m also a music fanatic and have put together quite a large and diverse iTunes library.

4. Where did you get the idea for this book and the previous one?


The story came out of the experience of someone I knew who met a woman whom he fell madly in love with but which ended badly for him. Not just in heartbreak, but financially. I became fascinated by the figure of the beautiful femme fatale and how men can so easily be taken in by them. She became the model for the character of Céline.

5. Will there be a follow-up book with the same set of characters-in the future?


I wrote a screenplay based on the novel and its main characters. It’s currently being looked at by a number of producers. I’m not sure I will write any more about Céline specifically, although people who have read the book have asked me to do a sequel. Who knows, I might still write one.

6. Which city from the book did you enjoy living in the most and why?


Every city is unique like every woman. Each offers something that cannot be found anywhere else. For pure beauty, San Francisco is my favorite. For excitement it’s a close call between New York and Paris. For the pure pleasure of walking, I love Barcelona.

7. Any other books you have in the works?


I’ve started another novel about a man and woman who are involved in unspeakably evil criminal activity. Given their nature, they ultimately betray one another. This novel also ranges widely over America (North and South), Europe and Asia. I’ve completed a second screenplay and I’m working on a limited series for television with a co-writer.

8. What genre would you not like to write?


While I appreciate a good biography, the long years it takes to write one seem daunting to me. One writer I knew took thirteen years to write a biography of a famous American financier. I like to start and finish a book in a year to eighteen months at most.

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