Getting Wound Up by Jennifer Bernard and Erin Nicholas….a #review and #giveaway

Getting Wound Up: A Sapphire Falls/ Love Between the Bases novel-- PART ONEGetting Wound Up: A Sapphire Falls/ Love Between the Bases novel– PART ONE by Jennifer Bernard & Erin Nicholas

Kindle Edition, 59 pages
Published March 8th 2016 by EN Fiction, Inc.
ASIN:B019Y0U61E
Crossover Novel: Part of the Love Between the Bases series from Jennifer Bernard & Sapphire Falls series from Erin Nicholas (can be read without reading the other series)

 

A fun, flirty crossover novel from bestselling authors Jennifer Bernard (the Love Between the Bases series) and Erin Nicholas (the Sapphire Falls series)

Caitlyn Murray has never let on that she’s had fantasies about her brother’s friend Eli Anderson for years. She’d do anything for the sexy, baseball star who’s given it all up to stay in Sapphire Falls and take care of his family, but she and Eli are friends. Just friends.

So when her brother hatches a plan to get Eli to the pro baseball try-out for the Kilby Catfish that he has dreamed of and deserves, Caitlyn is all in. After all, what’s a little kidnapping among friends?

A spot on the pitcher’s mound for the Catfish isn’t the only tempting thing about the spontaneous road trip. Eli already knows that Caitlyn is as sweet as the candies she makes for the Sapphire Falls bakery, but alone with her overnight in the tiny motel room in Kansas, it’s impossible to resist the urge to take a little taste.

But when that taste leads to falling for the girl next door just as his front door is moving hundreds of miles away, can Eli really have it all? Or do they have too many strikes against them?

My Thoughts

WOW! I have to say I love the idea of “brother’s best friend and little sister” stories. They are awesome when written well. This one is awesome. The writing is excellent. The plot is engaging. I will say that I want more! I can’t wait for parts 2 and 3. So yes a serial it does leave you waiting for more,but I wouldn’t call it a cliffhanger, more like watching a TV series and it having “to be continued” and you have to wait a week to know more. Fans of Jennifer Bernard and Erin Nicholas are going to love this one. It’s such a great crossover novel. And those who haven’t read Erin Nicholas Sapphire Falls won’t be lost, but will be eager to read more of that series. The same with those who haven’t read Jennifer Bernard’s Love Between the Bases. You’ll be eager to learn more about Caleb Hart and Mike Solo and OMG Trevor Stark……..(okay so I have a minor crush on Trevor at this time…..his book will arrive soon)…..Either way you will adore both the characters and the feelings this part one evokes. If you are new to both Erin Nicholas and Jennifer Bernard I feel GETTING WOUND UP, part one, is a great place to start. You to see a bit of both authors. I highly recommend this one and can’t wait for pt 2. If you’re read any of my previous reviews you know I’m not a fan of serials, but this one didn’t leave me feeling like I didn’t get a full story. It more or less just left me eager to read more of the story between these two. I want to know what happens next!

My Rating: 5

Heat Rating: Mild

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Now for the Giveaway!

My Book Addiction and More is giving away ONE Jennifer Bernard Love Between the Bases ebook, winner gets to pick between All of Me or Caught by You! This will be an ebook. So please only enter if you can accept ebook gifts from Amazon, Barnes and Noble or iBooks.

In order to win, just tell us this:

What do you think of serials? Do you love them? Hate them? Love some (as with me) but hate others? Just comment and let us know your thoughts to be entered to win.

Good Luck and thanks for stopping by!!!

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Facebook Birthday Bash—-Jennifer Bernard! Giveaways, Gifts, and lots of Fun!

Jennifer Bernard’s Birthday Bash

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A new series and a birthday … that calls for a party! Join Jennifer Bernard and many fabulous authors for fun, treats, and lots of birthday gifts — all for you! Join the fun on May 27 from 3pm to 10pm EDT.

Schedule of Guest Authors (all times EDT):

4:30-5:00 Julie Brannagh
5:00-5:30 Meg Benjamin
5:30-6:00 PG Forte
6:00-6:30 Erin Nicholas
6:30-7:00 Candis Terry
7:00-7:30 Kelly Jamieson
7:30-8:00 LizBeth Selvig
8:00-8:30 Lori Wilde
8:30-9:00 Sierra Dean
9:00-9:30 Cara Connelly

Also, special appearances by Eloisa James, Darynda Jones, Lorraine Heath and Regina Kyle!

Be sure to visit Today!!!

All to Celebrate Jennifer’s Birthday and ALL OF ME Out NOW!

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ALL OF ME is here!

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/all-of-me-jenni…/1120323863…

http://www.harpercollins.com/9780062372161/all-of-me

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ISOBEL REY, TODAY’S GUEST #Giveaway~ SUBSTITUTE

Please help us welcome Isobel Rey to MBA&M, as today’s guest of the day!

Welcome, Isobel!! (hands waving)

MBA&M: Please tell our readers a little about Isobel Rey? For those of us who do not know you as a writer?

ISOBEL: Well this is my first novel and I can’t tell you how pleased I am to be published and to find out well received my first book is. I work in advertising in London. It’s an incredible job and I’m very lucky to be working in this world as two days are never the same. I meet all kinds of people from a huge variety of blue chip companies in all kinds of industries.
London is a very exciting city to live in and there’s a real vibe to the city and the people who live here. The people I meet are at the top of their game in whatever industry they are in and that brings a huge frisson to every meeting , when you realise that they are very demanding, but they have a right to be! Sometimes I have to pinch myself, to remind myself where I am.
A few people have asked me what made me choose this genre of fiction. In truth it was a bit of an accident. I was out with a friend one evening and she introduced to a publisher friend of hers. The three of us ended up having dinner and a lot of wine. I was talking about some of the crazy worlds that I get a window into from my job, and all the politics and sexual tension that go with them. The publisher asked me to tell her some stories of things I’d heard or seen. We’d had a lot of wine, so the stories came tumbling out! There’s a scene in my novel involving a one way mirror, many people have asked me how I made that up, and they’re shocked when I explain that I didn’t! That story was told to me by someone who was there.
I told the publisher how hard it can be for women to navigate this world when they are looking for love as there are so many ambitious and ruthless men out there who don’t want to get tied down.
So the publisher encouraged me to try my hand at writing a novel as I already had experience of writing advertising copy. So I sat down and put together a plot and characters, taken from people and situations I’d observed. I wrote three sample chapters and sent them to her, she sent them to her editor and two weeks later they offered me a publishing contract!

MBA&M: What made you wish to write a tale of an abusive boyfriend and the courage it takes for an abusive mate to leave that situation?

ISOBEL: I have been in this situation as have many of my friends and I think it’s much more common than women realize. When you are with a man who grinds down your confidence it happens slowly, like a drip, drip effect, eroding your personality and making you turn in on yourself. It may not be physical abuse but it creeps in, and you become diminished and cowed before you realize what’s happened. It makes a woman very wary of other men, and wary of her own desires and emotions. I wanted to show how hard it is for a woman like Alexia to find herself again when she’s thrown out of the frying pan into a roaring fire.

MBA&M: Why a Sports Agency setting?

ISOBEL: It’s a very glamorous world, with multi-million pound contracts at stake involving sports stars with egos bigger than their salaries. It’s a hugely exciting world but it’s full of sharks, and looking for love in this setting is always going to be tricky. I have seen many Alexias in similar companies, beautiful girls seen as a challenge by the womanizers. I wanted to show how hard it is to stay true to yourself when temptation is all around you.

MBA&M: If you could meet anyone in the Sports arena, who would it be and why?

ISOBEL: I have to say I would love to meet David Ginola. He’s a retired French Premiere League Soccer player and he would give George Clooney a run for his money in the ‘Sexiest man in the world’ competition!

MBA&M: Was your writing influenced by the FIFTY SHADES OF GREY storyline? If so why?

ISOBEL: Well I must be the only woman in the Western world who hasn’t read it! And that was deliberate as I thought it might influence what I was about to try and write. My publisher gave me some titles that she had published in this genre and encouraged me to read a variety of authors so I could get a feel for what works in this genre without losing my own writer’s voice.

Thank you, Isobel, for taking a few moments of your time to spend with us and our readers today!

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Description

She’s driven by his desire…

It took all of Alexia’s courage to leave her abusive boyfriend and strike out on her own. When she lands a job at a glamorous sports agency, she thinks she finally has it made. But shy, blonde and beautiful, Alexia is totally unprepared for the fast sexual politics of rich men and ambitious women that is waiting for her. Most of all, she is totally unprepared for her dazzling but damaged new boss, Nathan Fallon.

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Description

She’s driven by his desire…

It took all of Alexia’s courage to leave her abusive boyfriend and strike out on her own. When she lands a job at a glamorous sports agency, she thinks she finally has it made. But shy, blonde and beautiful, Alexia is totally unprepared for the fast sexual politics of rich men and ambitious women that is waiting for her. Most of all, she is totally unprepared for her dazzling but damaged new boss, Nathan Fallon.

– See more at: http://www.sourcebooks.com/store/substitute.html#sthash.VvsdZbvM.dpuf

Description

She’s driven by his desire…

It took all of Alexia’s courage to leave her abusive boyfriend and strike out on her own. When she lands a job at a glamorous sports agency, she thinks she finally has it made. But shy, blonde and beautiful, Alexia is totally unprepared for the fast sexual politics of rich men and ambitious women that is waiting for her. Most of all, she is totally unprepared for her dazzling but damaged new boss, Nathan Fallon.

– See more at: http://www.sourcebooks.com/store/substitute.html#sthash.VvsdZbvM.dpuf

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Book Description

June 3, 2014

She’s driven by his desire…

It took all of Alexia’s courage to leave her abusive boyfriend and strike out on her own. When she lands a job at a glamorous sports agency, she thinks she finally has it made. But shy, blonde and beautiful, Alexia is totally unprepared for the fast sexual politics of rich men and ambitious women that is waiting for her. Most of all, she is totally unprepared for her dazzling but damaged new boss, Nathan Fallon.

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What readers are saying:

 

“Brilliant. Couldn’t put it down.”

 

“If you enjoyed Fifty Shades of Grey, you will enjoy this!”

 

“All the fun AND a good story.”

 

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Author Bio: Isobel Rey is a Cambridge graduate. After interning at a stage/film talent agency, Isobel now works at a London advertising agency. This is her debut novel. Originally from Surrey, Isobel lives in London with her partner and a one-eared rescue cat called Thumper.

 

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~GIVEAWAY ALERT~

(Sponsored by the publisher)

Thanks to Becca at Sourcebooks, Inc, we are offering 1 lucky commenter a chance to win a print copy of SUBSTITUTE by Isobel Rey. Sorry, open to US or Canada residents only! No P.O. Boxes, please! 

Giveaway will run from June 6 until June 13, 2014!

*We are not responsible for lost or stolen prizes*

**You MUST re-visit the site to see the winners**

GOOD LUCK!

 

 

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REVIEW AND SPOTLIGHT ON MIRACLE ON GRASS BY DAVID FANUCCHI….

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Join David Fanucchi, author of the non-fiction sport book, Miracle on Grass: How Hall of Famer Tommy Lasorda led Team USA to a shocking upset over Cuba, capturing the only Olympic gold medal in USA baseball history, as he tours the blogosphere April 1- April 26, 2013!

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Miracle on GrassABOUT MIRACLE ON GRASS

 

Miracle on Grass is the true story of how the 2000 USA Baseball Olympic Team – an unknown group of American minor leaguers – stunned the international baseball powerhouse from Cuba. They were led by Hall-of-Fame manager Tommy Lasorda, who came out of retirement to lead the charge for his country, and they pulled off the greatest upset in Olympic baseball history. Their triumph was remarkable, but the story of their coming together is even harder to imagine. Miracle on Grass is Fanucchi’s first-hand account of the events that took place over a two-year period, and an intimate, perceptive portrayal of the three incredible weeks Team USA spent in Australia, climaxing with their gold medal triumph over Cuba. Fanucchi gives readers a behind the scenes look at how the MLB executives in charge of this operation went about selecting the players, how Lasorda persuaded management into giving him the opportunity to coach the team, how the Americans narrowly qualified for the Olympics during a gut-wrenching game, and how capturing the gold medal in Sydney changed the lives of every player, coach and administrator involved.

PURCHASE:

AMAZON

 

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David FanucchiABOUT DAVID FANUCCHI

 

David Fanucchi was born in Burlingame, California, and was raised in the small Silicon Valley suburb of Cupertino. A 1988 graduate of Monta Vista High School, Fanucchi attended California State University, Chico, and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism in 1993. Fanucchi has spent the past 20 years working in various public relations and communications capacities for both amateur and professional sports teams and organizations.

 

Most notably, Fanucchi was Director of Communications for USA Baseball from 1999 to 2006, during which time he served as the official Press Officer for the 2000 USA Olympic Baseball Team that captured the gold medal under Hall of Fame Manager Tommy Lasorda. He also served as the press officer for the 2006 United States team in the inuagural World Baseball Classic – a roster that included Derek Jeter, Alex Rodriguez, Ken Griffey Jr., Mark Teixeira and Roger Clemens.

 

Fanucchi held a leadership role for the United States Golf Association’s (USGA) public relations efforts during the 2009 U.S. Open, and most recently has directed press coverage of the Champions Series Tennis Tour, starring John McEnroe, Andre Agassi, Pete Sampras, Jim Courier, and Michael Chang among other legendary players. Fanucchi was inducted into the Chico State Public Relations Department Hall of Fame in 2009.

 

He serves as President of his own sports-business public relations consulting firm – Gold Medal PR – and currently resides in Houston, Texas, with his wife, Jessica, daughters Emma and Grace, and their dog, a beagle named Bogey.

 

Miracle on Grass is his first published book. You can visit David Fanucchi’s website at www.davidfanucchi.com.

 

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Miracle on Grass Virtual Book Publicity Tour Schedule

For the full schedule visit http://www.pumpupyourbook.com/2013/03/04/pump-up-your-book-presents-miracle-on-grass-virtual-book-publicity-tour/

 

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MY THOUGHTS:

MIRACLE ON GRASS by David Fanucchi is an interesting true story. What an interesting behind the scene look into the life and times of Hall of Famer,Tommy Lasorda,and the 2000 USA Baseball Olympic Team. He coached them to win the only Olympic Gold Metal in US Baseball history. The triumph of a team no one thought could win,their spirit,and their amazing manager. A treat to read! I would highly recommend this title for any sports fan or enthusiast. An amazing story and one not to miss. Received for an honest review from the author.

RATING: 4.5
HEAT RATING: NONE
REVIEWED BY: AprilR, My Book Addiction Reviews

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Thanks everyone,please spread the word on this amazing story!

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