Beat the Heat Summer Giveaway

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Today, Friday June 27 through Sunday June 29, stop pass and visit Facebook giveaway threads from 76 amazing authors (25 per day). There’s a wide variety of genres and writers… something for everyone; you don’t want to miss out!   All you have to do is click here!

See you there:D

R. Lynn

 

Click for Cash – WCCF Gives

Lemoyne Community Center

 

There’s a wonderful organization called LeMoyne Community Center that has a great educational enrichment program for boys and girls, and I’m asking you to help them out by casting your vote in a contest they are in with WCCF (Washington County Community Foundation) to win $1,000.

It is called Click for Cash. Please go on to the WCCF site at http://www.wccfgives.org/ then click the participate list and find the LeMoyne Community Center, click it and that instantly casts your vote. It’s that simple. You have till Sunday, June 15th  to do this. You may vote from your computer and phone and if possible pass along to your friends as well.

Thank you,
R. Lynn

The Falling of Love Book Tour – Marisa Oldham

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I would like to welcome romance author Marisa Oldham to my blog. This is the first day of her book tour and I will be asking questions about her book The Falling of Love, as well as, thoughts behind her Dreamcast selection of characters.

Marisa, What inspired you to write The Falling of Love?

I’ve had Grace’s story in my head since I was about fifteen years old. I think growing up over the years, watching and experiencing how tragic love can be, was a huge inspiration to me.

Did you know from the beginning it was going to be a series? Yes. I actually did. If I hadn’t broken the story up the book would’ve been about 900 pages or more. I always knew what the beginning, middle and end of the story would be. It just works for it to be a series of 3.

What’s your favorite part of the book? The sweet love between Grace and Ian in the beginning really touches my heart, but I’ll admit, I love the drama towards the middle and end of the book. I think that THAT is what makes readers fall in love with this story and really tugs at their heartstrings.

What was the hardest part to write in the book? Ian’s changes and the turmoil he goes through. What I put Grace through. Sometimes I think I’m too hard on her character.

If you could have dinner with one character out of your book who would it be? Why that character? Ian – the simple answer, because he’s hot and even though he makes poor choices, when he’s himself, he’s amazingly loving and romantic. I wish what I wrote would magically appear before me in the form of my dream guy. I think where a lot of readers will really fall in love with Ian is in The Falling of Grace, book 2.

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Tell us about your Dreamcast and why you choose who you did?

Grace was easy to cast – she’s supposed to be one of the most beautiful women in the world. At first, I was thinking Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, but then my sister said that Candice Swanepoel was a better Grace. I agreed with her because Candice possesses an innocence while still looking like a sex goddess. That is Grace to me. I was lucky to find a photo of Candice when she was about Grace’s age in TFOL.

Ian was probably one of my most difficult to cast. He’s a cross between a young Axl Rose and Jared Leto. I was using Bartek Borowiec, a male model, for a long time, because for young Ian he was perfect, but he’s too feminine looking to be Ian. Jared Leto is more how I picture Ian at an older age. For now, he’ll have to do because there is no one else out there that looks like Ian.

Jaden is also hard to cast because he’s a mixture of guitar player Izzy Stradlin, Trent Reznor, Richard Fortus, and my friend and musician Paul Kenny. They all could pull off playing Jaden. I chose Izzy for this dream cast. I may choose one of the other gorgeous men for the TFOG dream cast.

Michelle is the most difficult of them all to cast because of her wild curls. I see her with the face of Miranda Kerr, but I’ve found very few photos of Miranda with curly hair. The other day my sister said that Megan Fox with curly hair would make a great Michelle, which is true, but for now, it will have to be Miranda Ker and you’ll just have to imagine her with wild curls.

James always looked like James Hetfield to me. So he was easy. I wonder how the lead singer of Metallica would feel about me casting him to play Grace’s overbearing brother? LOL.

Brandon and Bailey were easy to cast. I just looked for a beautiful, young redhead and a handsome young red-haired boy. I think they’re pretty perfect.

Micah is a little hard to find photos for because he’s covered in tattoos but rocks a 50’s greaser style. I managed to come up with a few different photos for him, but they’re all different men.

All the others in my dream cast were very easy to select. I knew what I was looking for when I was searching for Ian’s dad, John and his mother Rose. Eddie is even named after who I think he would look most like and that is Eddie Vedder. Can you tell I love rock n’ roll?

RLA: I would like to thank you for stopping past and I wish you all the best on your tour Marisa.
MO: Thank you for hosting me, it’s been a pleasure.

The Falling of Love is available on Amazon.

Marisa’s Social Media Link:

Marisa’s Website            Facebook               Twitter              Goodreads

Here it is …Full Cover of Trial of Marriage 2: Sacrifices

Update:  It’s final live – Click here

Here it is! The cover for Trial of Marriage 2: Sacrifices, the second book in the TOM series. The book is available today, June 6th.

You definitely don’t want to miss this amazing new installment in the series! On sale from 6/6 to 6/8 for .99 cents, here’s the link.

 

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Day 3 – Cover Reveal for Trial of Marriage 2

Today is Day 3 of the cover reveal for “Trial of Marriage 2: Sacrifices” (Trial of Marriage Series or TOM Series). I’m so excited for tomorrow, June 6th the full cover will be revealed and TOM2 will be available on Amazon.

 

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Here’s the book blurb for Trial of Marriage 2: Sacrifices:

It’s been a wonderful year of growing and being in a good place since Angelique and Trey reunited. However, whenever there is something good, something bad is not too far behind. In their lives, the term ‘happily ever after’, is becoming difficult to achieve.

Out of her coma, Bryn Thornton has been busy getting her life back in order and that has included building a friendship with Angelique. Opening up a new branch of her design company in Pittsburgh, she stuns Angelique by offering her a dream job opportunity she can’t refuse. Accepting the position, however, brings forth positive and negative reactions from Trey, and to make things worse, she also has to deal with her new co-worker, Chad Worthington. He’s tall, good-looking and minus a few characteristics, he’s almost a carbon copy of her husband. She can’t put her finger on it, but she can feel in her gut that there’s something unscrupulous about him.

The issues surfacing around Trey and Angelique are not only restricted to them, and if they aren’t careful, they will extend out to their son. No matter how hard they try to rectify things individually for the sake of their family, matters only seem to deteriorate.

Secrets have always been a big thing with Angelique, but unfortunately she hasn’t fared any better, and the one she has inherited is tearing her apart emotionally. There’s a giant bomb ticking that is about to explode. Neither of them has learned from past mistakes and they have taken their second chance of happiness for granted. They say love can conquer all, but will it triumph this time?

Last call … if you still haven’t picked up your copy of the first book you can still get it today for $0.99, here’s the link to get your copy http://mytinyurl.com/fsmh1gg19c

 

Day 2 of Cover Reveal for Trial of Marriage 2

Today is Day 2 of the cover reveal for “Trial of Marriage 2: Sacrifices” the second book in the TOM Series, and only two more days left before the big reveal on Friday. The book description is coming soon and I’ll have another peek to the cover tomorrow. Want to get a free copy? I’m giving away six copies, click here to enter.

 

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