Friday, February 7, 2014

Romance Is In The Air via Ride to Redemption Giveaways





This is a love story and the journey will continue. It starts out with a woman almost running him over and their worlds collide. Along the rides things happen to draw them together and break them apart. There are many other temptations and will they hold true to one another....
This book is about giving to others thus the giveaway will be an Amazon gift card from the author of the above book.

It's truly the best I've read and I read over 700 books a year.



SYNOPSIS:

Righting another’s wrong landed D in the witness protection program and cost him family, friends, and everything of substance in his life. Loneliness is his constant companion until he meets Candi, the girl of his dreams. He and Candi embark on a three-week ride to redemption where they deal with mind-numbing deceit, perilous treachery, their overpowering lust for each other and their personal demons.

Nevertheless, new opportunities bring a chance to begin again. And, it doesn’t hurt that he’s got 200 pounds of illicit diamonds to use to ease the pain of those wronged. He will continue the redemption process by way of a well thought out plan involving a 5,000-mile adventure through the Western United States and Canada.

When D meets Candice, aka Candi, she captures his heart, mind and soul the instant she ‘inadvertently’ almost runs him down in the Starbucks drive-thru. Candi joins him on his three-week, two-wheeled ride to redemption, where they’re forced to face their personal demons, while dealing with wanton lust, mind-numbing deceit and perilous treachery.

Spectacular scenery and a cast of unforgettable characters they meet along the way makes the journey memorable, but nothing prepares them for the sacrifices they must eventually make midway in the ride.

“The more things change, the more they stay the same,” sadly, does not ring true for Candice and D throughout this first of a two part series. Lust and greed are forever game-changers, even for those who desperately seek redemption.

One dollar of every book purchase will be donated to Second Harvest.

AUTHOR BIO



A Little About Me


Raised in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains of East Tennessee, I am a graduate from Cumberland University, located in a small town you've never heard just inside Kentucky and currently live beside Dale Hollow Lake.

I have been blessed to travel throughout the world and even more blessed to call Tennessee, home.

As a blogger, featured on many sites, including the Huffington Post, I have been humbled beyond measure, more times than not, by the thought provoking ideas we attempt to share through the written word.

 I'll leave you with this simple maxim, from H.C. Mattern: "The way to happiness: keep your heart free from hate, your mind from worry. Live simply, expect little, give much. Fill your life with love. Scatter sunshine. Forget self, think of others. Do as you would be done by."






Major is a "player in the ride."





Other scenes in the book






Dale Hollow Lake, A Special Place We Call Home




In brief, you should know the following about us: we have been writing and blogging the last few years, as a way to continue to live life, in vivid colors, through the midst of the storms. As the old saying goes: "Life is not about Waiting for the Storms to Pass, It's Learning How to Dance in the Rain."

A picture of The Ice Fields Parkway, in Northern Alberta,  Where Giovanna and the Moose meet the Road


MY REVIEW:

Ride to Redemption by DJ Wilson
I first learned of this book by attending a Writerspace chat where the author was discussing it.
The storyline sounded interesting for me, travel, action and adventure, maybe a bit of romance...
Candice Parker meets D at the coffee shop when she almost runs him and his latte over. They become better acquainted over coffee and it's her birthday.
Love hearing of the nature explorations on their journeys. Loved learning all about the techniques used in designing and redesigning houses ...
Many times while reading I'd burst out in loud laughter and others would glance over at me as it's NOT something I do often. Bit erotic at times but it's needed for the story line.
As they leave TN and head to the western states we learn more about the mysteries and more mysteries arise.
It all comes to a head while they are on the road, I didn't see it coming myself but was fun learning how it all came about..  how everything is connected.
So much more happens that alter the outcome as you could foresee it happening.  Glad there will be more of this to read in the next book... Can't wait for more of a ride where it ended off. With the detailed descriptions I feel as if we are riding along with D.
Very well rounded book, it has it all and then some for me. I love a book that will teach me new things and take me to places we've yet to explore and I like action, nature, walking and mystery and adventure.  Even the food described is part of the whole picture.  Easy to keep track of the colorful characters along the way.
This book has that and so much more-especially as there is another book coming along. Love what the book stands for, redemption and paying it forward-something I do every time I pick up my needles to knit for a charity daily.
I received this book via the author in exchange for an honest review

  The prizes you could win by entering :
Amazon or B&N gift card
Donation to Second Harvest in your name
Ebook of Ride to Redemption

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3 comments:

Jonetta (Ejaygirl) said...

Thanks for the post! The book sounds intriguing, right up my alley.

julie barrett said...

It's definitely got something for everybody! Hope you enjoy it as much as I did and I can't wait to read the next book.

julie barrett said...

woohoo over 1000 entries. that means more prizes,more gift cards, more ebooks, gl to all, just a day left