THEY CAN NEVER KNOW – SHERI MESHAL – with #Giveaway,


NEW RELEASE….
For over fifty years, Cleota Ferguson has kept her head down and done as she was told. She managed to outlive her abusive husband, but that’s about it and not by much. Time is running out and the money already has, when she accidentally discovers the means to live a completely different life. Her meth-making stepsons are the last people who can ever discover what she’s found. Forget putting her in a home. They’ll put her in the ground right behind the barn. Sometimes you have to disappear to truly find yourself.

What would you do if your last chance at happiness required you do everything you’re afraid of?

“Hugely enchanting…reading Sheri Meshal is like listening to a favorite aunt who just happens to be a phenomenal storyteller.” ~ Anton Lee Richards, author Blueberry Pancakes
 “Sheri Meshal has a gift for creating characters you’re going to want to spend time with. Cleota is a touching and provocative story. Go for the ride.” ~ Jim Wormington, author Under Different Suns
“A heartwarming story of a journey of self-discovery and renewal. In They Can Never Know, Sheri Meshal paints a portrait of a character you won’t soon forget.” ~ Ed Pionke, screenwriter, director, producer, Mother’s Milk

 

 

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More books from the author

Swallowtail
Chicago wife, mother and finance executive Claire Cummings, arrives at work one morning to discover her friend Julia has embezzled millions and vanished. Blindsided and devastated by the betrayal, she’s sent home pending further investigation. Claire’s bizarre death the following day sends everyone reeling, guessing and looking for her in all the wrong places. In no time she’s addicted to an enchanting menagerie of tricks and techniques for getting the living’s attention, but most people are harder to reach than she’d ever dreamed and even harder to set free.
She was still a mother, a wife, a daughter and a friend… she’d move heaven and earth to keep it that way.
Sheri Meshal’s Swallowtail is a haunting story about life, love, loss and just how far we’ll go to control it all.

This debut from a thought-provoking new voice in fiction begs the question… what would you do if all the rules changed, and you were suddenly bestowed powers beyond your greatest imagination?

“This book comforts me. It is like being wrapped up in a blanket of love. I strongly urge you to read this book. While the story is a book of fiction, it will make you examine your life. It will move some of you to tears like me. Ultimately, it will leave you with a sense of love.” ~ Kelli R. Guilbeau
“This is quite a special book. The soft, delicate and imaginative way the author describes things in the book is truly beautiful. Swallowtail is now firmly in the top three of my all time favourite books that I will always treasure and I highly recommend this deeply moving and joyous book to you all.”  ~ Beck Valley Books
“I am rarely so blown away by a book like I was with this one. SO many emotions and feelings are brought out by this story. Loss, coping, recovering and some real happiness.”  ~ Jenn’s Review Blog

 

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Chokecherry

Forty-one year old Dana Quinn, a closet writer, career waitress and three-time psych ward patient has just lost her last family member. For Dana to go on, she must create a life meaningful enough to answer her eternal question: why did she alone survive the tour bus crash that killed her family? That’s a tall order for someone who’s barely managed to exist. Never married, in and out of an institution where only her writing saved her, Dana works a dismal job with a few friends she’s managed to keep at a safe distance.Feeling lost and hopeless in the weeks following Aunt Irma’s unexpected death, Dana discovers a letter and takes her aunt’s advice to simply walk away from her life in Queens and return to her family farm to write herself well one more time. For over thirty years Dana’s believed the farm was sold and did her best to forget it. But what if everything in the house is frozen in time exactly the way they left it? Nothing can stop her from walking through that door.On the road she adopts a one-eared dog and finds a new best friend in Iowan-turned-New Yorker, Stu, who’s given up designing off-Broadway sets to care for his ailing mother back in his tiny hometown.
Chokecherry, her father’s beloved farm, is not at all what Dana expects and far more than she bargains for. By firelight, Malcolm reveals the cryptic history buried in the tunnel, and why the big barn strikes fear in the hearts of those who enter it. Despite its tragic past, the farm also possesses an undeniable capacity to heal the broken heart of anyone who embraces it. In fact, it seems to be a magnet for broken hearts. Just as Dana and her friends form a tight bond and rise to the challenge of helping Chokecherry realize its true potential, a supernatural ability she’s failed to repress for years, nearly kills her. Dana’s forced to fight for a life she wants—a life that finally answers her eternal question in ways she never could’ve imagined.

“Chokecherry is now up there with Swallowtail in my favorite book category!” ~ Life as Leels
“This was different from anything I have read before and it kept me captured. It must have been my fastest reading ever as I didn’t want to miss anything.” ~ R Simmons
“There is love, loss, and even a touch of the supernatural. Seriously this books has it all.” ~ Ashley’s Pretty Little Life
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About the author

Sheri Meshal spent most of her childhood on an old farm in Iowa. She loves dogs, neuroscience, reading and mini-triathlons. When she isn’t writing, she’s hanging out with her nieces and nephews every chance she gets.She currently lives in Chicago with her boyfriend, Gabe and her dog, Jessica.

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My thought
They Can Never Know by Sheri Meshal is a unique and unpredictable Women’s Fiction. A heartwarming and enchanting journey of self-discovery, friendship and renewal. Features, Cleota Ferguson, who was abused by her husband  for over fifty years, but somehow she managed to out live him.  Now with no money and  what her meth-making stepsons might do next, she must do things she was afraid to do. 
Ms. Meshal manages to create a character that will steal your heart. You will hold her forever in your mind. She’s a wonderful, rich character, who does what she thinks she must to protect herself. But will she be able to survive, alone? Steady paced, a definite unique story, that’s emotional, but sweet story of how one woman manages to survive and grows. She discovers alot about herself.  Well written story! Ms. Meshal is a talented storyteller,  who brought this character to life on the pages of THEY CAN NEVER KNOW. She was a new to me author and I thoroughly enjoyed Cleota’s story. 
I have volunteered to share my review and all the opinions are 100% my own.

 

Rating: 4

Heat rating: Mild

Reviewer: AprilR

 

 

 

 

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RELEASE DAY BLIZ~ALWAYS THE ONE~C.C.MONROE~with Rafflecopter #Giveaway *Mature Content, 18+*

Title: Always the One
Author: C.C Monroe
Release Date: August 25
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Synopsis
 
Friendships are defined as a bond between two people, a building of a strong connection and like for one another. Usually excluding romantic or sexual feelings. Now what occurs when the typical doesn’t happen and friendship turns to love?
 
Trey Adams spends his days working with music and pining over his longtime best friend, Shayla Donovan. The only thing holding him back is his past, a past where love only hurts and leaves you. To love Shayla the way he desires may be a long, arduous road.
 
Shayla Donovan has lived thirteen years of her life with a secret she is ready to confess. Pushing her fear aside may be the only way she can move forward in helping Trey learn the meaning of true love.
 
On their journey to finding love, these two souls will fight battles bigger than they could ever imagine.
 
*This novel contains mature subject matter, such as explicit sexual situations and coarse language, please refrain from reading if these things offend you. This story is not suitable for anyone under the age of 18. Hot, sensitive, alpha male, with an HEA.
Excerpt

Tonight proved our love is stronger than anything—the feelings and emotions all real.

The only light in the room is the burning fireplace, crackling across the way from the bed. I watch the orange and yellow flames mesh, regaining my bearings. Shay’s warmth on top of my chest is welcoming, helping me relax. I notice she’s been silent for a few minutes, and when I look down I’m met by her sleeping form.

Everything that has happened in the past twenty-four hours wore my girl out. But I’m more than happy just sitting here listening to her light breathing as she sleeps. She looks beautiful, like nothing in this world could disturb her. I want this moment to last forever. I want my time with her to last far past the time we are given here on earth. I don’t know if I believe in eternity, but she sure makes me hopeful that there will be one. She makes me feel like the day I was born only half of me entered the world while the other half of me waited with her and the day we met was the day I became complete again.

Lightly, I move the backside of my fingers down her cheek, and when my thumb makes it to her lips I graze the round edges. Remembering the way she kissed me back when I took away her virginity. Looking at her now, I feel a sense of completion. I’m not only falling, but in essence, also surrendering my heart, soul, and body for the chance to love someone.

This is the moment that changes a boy into a man. The moment one falls in love. Not only am I responsible for loving this woman, but I’m also now in charge of protecting her heart and honoring any promise I give her from here on out.

For women, virginity is the one thing that they give to someone that they’ve fallen in love with. Well, most women. The one thing they give away as a symbol of their love and commitment to their partner. But what virginity is to women, is what a heart is to a man. We save that shit with us until the right woman comes along to claim it. That’s when we then give it away, without a second thought or regret. Shayla took my heart, and I will never be able to get it back.

“Why are you looking at me like that?” Her voice is soft and laced in a sleepy rasp.

“You look beautiful when you sleep.”

She searches my eyes, seeing if I’m lying or hiding anything from her. Letting her gaze falter for a second she moves on, accepting my answer. She stretches before placing her head back on her spot above my heart.

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Ever since I was a young girl, I have loved the idea of love. Now that I’m older and have love in my life, I still love the concept of LOVE. More so, I believe in the power of love on paper. Writing the stories of the characters in my head.







RELEASE DAY TAKEOVER
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FRIENDS TO LOVERS~ CHRISTI BARTH

TODAY’S SPOTLIGHT….

CHRISTIE BARTH

[Contemporary Romance]

{ Book three of the Aisle Bound series}

~FRIENDS TO LOVERS~

FriendsTo Lovers

October 14, 2013

Book three of Aisle Bound

As florist and co-owner of a successful Chicago wedding planning business, Daphne Lovell has been there for the happiest days of other people’s lives. As for her own life? Well, it’s hard to be perfectly happy when you’re carrying a torch for your sexy, womanizing and oblivious best friend. So when the lights go out on New Year’s Eve, she seizes the opportunity to kiss him senseless.

British expat Gibson Moore has a lot on his plate. The hotel he manages is being bought out, his family is crazy and someone just kissed him in the dark. When the lights go on, he searches the room, trying to find the mystery pair of lips. Only, he never thinks to ask the woman standing by his side. He’s shocked when he discovers that Daphne is the woman he’s been searching for. But Gib’s also eager to act upon the attraction for her he’s always fought to ignore.

It takes trust to move from friends to lovers, and as Gib’s work situation worsens, he is no longer sure he can risk the friendship he relies on most. It’s up to Daphne to convince him that some things are worth fighting for…

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About the author….

Christi Barth earned a Masters degree in vocal performance and embarked upon a career on the stage. A love of romance then drew her to wedding planning. Ultimately she succumbed to her lifelong love of books and now writes contemporary romance. Christi lives in Maryland with her husband.

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MY THOUGHTS:

FRIENDS TO LOVERS by Christi Barth is an interesting Contemporary Romance set in Chicago. #3 in the “Aisle Bound” series, but can be read as a stand alone. This was my first read by this author, but it will not by my last.

Join Daphne Lovell,Wedding Planner and Gibson Moore, British expat, Hotel Manager on their journey to learning what is really important, and what love is truly all about.

I enjoyed the engaging,and sassy characters. What happens in the dark on New Year’s Eve, doesn’t always stay in the dark. As Daphne and Gib, soon learn. They have been friends for years, but one kiss is soon to change that by leaps and bounds. A fun, light-hearted story  which is fast paced and passion filled. Although, you may need some tissues along the way.

I did not feel lost by not having read the other two in the series first. Although, I intend to go back and read them too, someday. I don’t feel by reading “Friends to Lovers” first, the other stories was spoiled in anyway.

For a fun and thoroughly entertaining story of friendship and love, pick up “Friends to Lovers”. Well worth the time to read! A true romance story. Received for an honest review from the author.

RATING: 4

HEAT RATING: MILD

REVIEWED BY: AprilR, Courtesy of My Book  Addiction and More

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“AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT” WITH: WOMEN’S FICTION AUTHOR: CLAUDIA WELCH….

PENGUIN GROUP/BERKLEY TRADE  AND MY BOOK ADDICTION AND MORE “SPOTLIGHTS”, WOMEN’S FICTION AUTHOR:

 CLAUDIA WELCH!

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BIO

Claudia Welch graduated from the University of Southern California with a degree in English. She is an Alpha Phi alumnae. Writing as Claudia Dain, she was first published in 2000; for more about her romance publishing history, visit www.claudiadain.com. A Los Angeles native, she currently lives in North Carolina with her family.

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SORORITY SISTERS

CLAUDIA WELCH

Berkley Trade June 5, 2012

Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated

Publication date: 6/5/2012

Pages: 400

When life doesn’t give you sisters, make your own.

In 1975, trying to find a place to belong, they join a collegesorority.

Laurie was looking for a place to call home, even if it was only for the four years of college. She knew whatever bonds she made wouldn’t last. Life had taught her that.

Karen, as usual, was doing what her mother told her to do, even though she was afraid she wasn’t pretty enough to be a sorority girl.

Ellen was looking for friends, and the free beers that came with mandatory fraternity exchanges, and if her dad had to dig deep into his bank accountto foot the sorority bill, so much the better.

Diane, sexy and confident, guys trailing after her like wolves on the scent, is the kind of woman other women hate, until her mask slips.

In the same pledge class, they found each other. Through parties and pranks, finals week and skipped classes, boyfriends and bad break-ups they forge a bond built on laughter and trust that takes them by surprise. No one expected it to last beyond college graduation. But some bonds are too strong to break.

Now they’re sisters.

And with sisters, it’s not about what happens. It’s about no matter what happens.

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