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Title: Someone Like You
Author: Brittney Sahin
Release date: October 12, 2017
(Sub)genres: Contemporary
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He was a nameless guy in a bar–a man Grace couldn’t get out of her head…

A week later, she came home to find him sweaty and shirtless with a tape measure in hand, remodeling her loft. As a Parker-King, she’s not allowed to want someone like Noah Dalton. She’s sick of her life, though. Sick of the rules of being a Parker-King. She wants something more, even if it isn’t forever. Somewhere in history there was that one time where hot, no-strings-attached sex didn’t end badly, right? Finding comfort in the arms of a former SEAL is easy, not falling for one . . . not so much.

Noah left the military and moved to New York for one reason: his daughter. Not for some uptight businesswoman–a Manhattan elitist. So when Grace offers him the kind of relationship that no hot-blooded man can turn down, he should say no. And when her seemingly put-together life spins out of control, and his instincts to protect and save kick in, he should turn away. But he doesn’t.

Can two people from different worlds really live in the moment, knowing they’re on borrowed time, or is someone bound to get hurt?

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Extract:

A splash of light shines beneath the door at the end of the hall. I swear I didn’t leave anything on this morning.

I touch the knob, a slight tremble moving down my arm and to my hand as I think back to the hotel in Greece.

My stomach tightens and burns, and my pulse skates to a faster speed. I slowly twist the handle, but my mind is protesting, begging me to run. My body is stiff and my muscles taut.

Run!

I should’ve run that night in Athens. Why’d I open that door? Why am I opening this one?

I inhale a deep breath, holding it—and it’s like the air in the room cocoons me and I can’t exhale.

I’m expecting the worst. Athens, part two. Another incident.

But once the door is wide-open, I see a man crouched over a wooden beam on the floor, a tape measurer in hand. The guy’s shirtless. His tanned, muscled back has a slight sheen of sweat down his spine.

He’s got to be part of the new remodel team I hired last weekend.

I bring a hand to my chest and try to calm down. To get my mind off Greece and back in New York.

“Who the hell are you?”

He’s a carpenter, right? I just want confirmation.

My hand goes inside my purse, and I search for my phone just in case I need to call the cops.

The man releases his tape measure and it retracts and snaps, falling with a thud to the floor. He slowly lifts his hands as if he can actually see me and I have a gun on him.

He rises to his feet. “Sorry. I work for Bella. She gave me the key.” He turns toward me.

My lungs deflate as if they’ve been poked with a needle, and I’m losing oxygen fast. It’s not because of Athens.

It’s because it’s…him.

Military Guy. Unless I’m wrong about him being military.

I’m never wrong.

“You.” His brows pull together and his hands fall to his sides.

I remove my hand from my purse and drop the bag to the floor. I’m more comfortable now that I know the shirtless guy isn’t some psychopath but in fact a construction worker.

But it’s the hot guy from the bar, which is still pretty damn bad.

“You’re Grace? I wasn’t expecting—”

“And what were you expecting?” I fold my arms and remain standing just inside the living area. He’s near the wall of windows overlooking the city on the other side of the room.

“I guess I pictured Grace as someone twice your age with a lot of cats.” A sheepish grin sweeps across his face.

I open my palms and glance to the left then right. “Do you see any cats?”

His smile deepens.

“And does my name sound old?” Maybe it does. The hyphen doesn’t help.

“Well, I don’t think that anymore. Now looking at you—Grace fits.”

I’m not sure what that’s supposed to mean, and I don’t bother to ask. I blink and try to figure out what the hell is going on.

“Are you stalking me?” I ask instead, though I know this must be crazy stupid luck that he’s now remodeling my loft. Of the millions of people in the city…

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Until You Were Gone, Chainsmokers

Castle on the Hill, Ed Sheeran

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Blue in Green, Miles Davis

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Everytime We Touch, David Guetta/Chris Willis

Someone Somewhere Tonight, Mark Bloomsteel

Slow Hands, Niall Horan

Something Just Like This – Alesso Remix, Chainsmokers

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I’m super excited to announce this amazing cover, and even more excited that it will be released next month!
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Cover designed by: Romantic Book Affairs

Photography: Wander Aguiar

Release: October 12, 2017

Genre: Contemporary Romance Military

Blurb: He was a nameless guy in a bar—a man Grace couldn’t get out of her head…A week later, she came home to find him sweaty and shirtless with a tape measure in hand, remodeling her loft. As a Parker-King, she’s not allowed to want someone like Noah Dalton. She’s sick of her life, though. Sick of the rules of being a Parker-King. She wants something more, even if it isn’t forever. Somewhere in history there was that one time where hot, no-strings-attached sex didn’t end badly, right? Finding comfort in the arms of a former SEAL is easy, not falling for one . . . not so much.Noah left the military and moved to New York for one reason: his daughter. Not for some uptight businesswoman—a Manhattan elitist. So when Grace offers him the kind of relationship that no hot-blooded man can turn down, he should say no. And when her seemingly put-together life spins out of control, and his instincts to protect and save kick in, he should turn away. But he doesn’t.Can two people from different worlds really live in the moment, knowing they’re on borrowed time, or is someone bound to get hurt?

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Brittney Sahin began writing at an early age, with the dream to be a published author before the age of 18. Although academic pursuits (and, later, a teaching career) interrupted her aspirations, she never stopped writing—never stopped imagining.It wasn’t until her students encouraged her to follow her dreams that Brittney said goodbye to Upstate New York in order to start a new adventure in the place she was raised: Charlotte, North Carolina. Here, she decided to take her students’ advice and begin to write again.In 2015, she published her first novel, The Safe Bet. When she is not working on upcoming novels, she spends time with her family. She is a proud mother of two boys and a lover of novels, coffee, and the outdoors.

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I typically don’t post on this blog anymore so be sure to follow at http://www.jaowenby.com.

However, I have news to share. Echoes Beneath is now available for pre-order on Amazon. This is a special pre-order price of only .99. Just click here to order http://amzn.to/2lrUuJI 

The Ebook will also be available on iTunes and Barnes and Nobles within a few more days. The paperback won’t be available until mid-March but hang tight; we’re almost there!
If you’re interested in the early reviews just hop over to Goodreads and see what readers are saying: http://bit.ly/2kAJDLV

Want more good news? I’ve already written book three which will be going to my editor for the first round of edits March 1st. The anticipated launch date will be at the end of September or early October. I’m writing as fast as I can and loving every minute.

Thank you all for your support! I’m super excited about this release.

One more bit of great news. The Truth She Knew is also .99 and #21 on Amazon right now! If you know of anyone who might enjoy the book, please share this email. Download it on Amazon here  http://amzn.to/2cINkd2

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J.A. Owenby

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save moneyI mentioned in my last post that I stomped around like a little kid when I thought about outlining my upcoming novel (click here to read “How I Saved Hundreds of Dollars On Editing“). In fact, I pretty much threw a fit for several weeks until I went back and visited Larry Brook’s website and printed off the beat sheet.

Now, anyone who follows Larry knows he’s a bit of a hard *ss. His delivery can be almost rude and can easily discourage new writers. But, he knows his stuff, and he’s excellent at what he does.

Here’s the link to the beat sheet so you can easily follow along. And, don’t forget, using this tool saved me hundreds of dollars in the developmental editing stage!  http://storyfix.com/blank-beat-sheet-form

After my temper tantrum, I looked over my freshly printed beat sheet and filled out what I already knew in the story. The ending came to me first, so I filled in what was the 3rd plot point, and then I backed up from there. I then wrote down my opening including my hook and wrote a brief sentence of the scene that happened next, then next, and then next until I reached plot point 1, midpoint, etc. Before I realized it, I had my book planned out. There were times I wasn’t sure what happened next, but reviewing the previous scenes helped me stay on track.

Now, what was amazingly easy was changing my one sentence when a scene changed. This happened several times as I wrote and the story developed, but since I had a strong foundation, I stayed on track with my story.

Do you know the most amazing thing that happened by using this tool? It’s not the money I saved, although that was fantastic. I had the first draft with NO MAJOR REWRITES! The development of the story was strong. By planning out the plot points and just a bit of information that connected my scenes together I had a solid rough draft.

Now, don’t forget that developmental editing is not copyediting. Developmental editing covers the plot, characterization, pacing, and story development. Every novel needs this type of editing as well as copyediting.

Stay tuned for the additional low cost and free resources I used to save hundreds of dollars on developmental edits.

Until Next Time…

 

 

 

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I wanted to share J.C. Conway’s post with everyone. If you haven’t grabbed one of his books, this is a fantastic time to do so! Read on!

 

 

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“Compelling insight into the cut throat world of academia and a certain savagery that exists in terms of competitive edge and power.”

“kept my attention from start to finish”

“strong willed, intelligent protagonists… You don’t have to know archaeology or even understand when they discuss strata… entertaining and modern… easy read and a great book.”

“I had to hide from family…”

“melds a serious story with a wry sense of humor that keeps it a light and happy romance”

“The hero is a lovable and sexy beta hero and the first kiss scene is the best I’ve ever read. The heroine is bold, self-confident and competent, and I want to be just like her.”

“entertaining and informative novel”

“a wonderful portrayal of sexy archaeologists doing a legitimate archaeological dig.”

“This book didn’t make it to my list… I finished it. [Conway] weaves great sense of humor and light romance into a serious and intriguing story with interesting facts and realistic view of an archaeological dig.”

“I found this story to be fascinating.”

“A very enjoyable and entertaining read.”

HEARTS IN RUIN is available in Print and all e-Book formats from the following and other major outlets:

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DON’T MISS THESE OTHER WORKS BY J. C. CONWAY

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An anthology of short stories, including:

Early Retirement
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Letters to the Luminiferous Aether
Seed of Doubt
November Elf
and more…

Available as a Kindle e-Book for $2.99

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Gentle Push KDP CoverGENTLE PUSH

A science fiction short story in the foreseeable, star-faring future about human love, sacrifice and hope. First published by Mindflights.

“Gentle Push by J.C. Conway is such a creative science fiction short. There’s a great deal going on, yet the pace never feels rushed.

“Conway is an excellent writer. His style is engaging, his characters full realized, and his work is beautifully edited.”

Available as a Kindle e-Book for $1.29

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NICKEL STREAM

A science fiction short story in the star-faring future about industry, loyalty, and the value of minding one’s own business. First published by Perihelion Science Fiction.

“EVEN THROUGH THE FULLERENE-GLASS filter, the stream of Nickel-78 plasma brightened the work station transition chamber. It was a big leak … bigger than any Gina had seen. It reminded her of the early stories, when solar miners earned their hazardous-duty pay.”

Available as a Kindle e-Book for 99¢

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A modern-fantasy-based short story about teen angst and uncertainty. First published by Residential Aliens.

     “Well written, understated and poignant.”

Available in e-Book formats from the following and other major outlets:

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A romantic science-fiction short story. Amy is caught in a boson-vault experiment gone wrong. The world as she knows it depends on fixing the problem. But is there only one option? And does she have the right to decide?

First published in The Lorelei Signal. Available in e-Book formats from the following and other major outlets:

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A science-fiction short story first published in The Colored Lens.

It’s Murphy’s job to make sure his centuries-long interstellar colony mission arrives in one piece, and he has at his disposal the resources of the entire vessel and its advanced caretaker programs to ensure he meets that goal. With nothing in their path and a vast store of redundant systems, what could go wrong?

Available as a Kindle e-Book for 99¢

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A western short story first published in In Vino Veritas.

A cattle drive, a stray bullet, a sip of bourbon and a prayer. With the closest town doctor a day away, Luke has little more to rely on than the strange brew his trail boss has saved for just such an occasion… 

Available in e-Book formats from the following and other major outlets:

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Lawyers in space.

A terraform defect attorney at an off-world deposition with a failing anti-psychotic field.

First published in Perihelion Science Fiction. Available in e-Book formats from the following and other major outlets:

Smashwords
Amazon
iTunes Bookstore

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Bingham's Kindle CoverBINGHAM’S DEEP WOODS FAIRIES

A modern teen fantasy short story. First published in The Lorelei Signal.

Carolyn is on a fairy hunt. She has the book, she has the time, and she knows where to look. But is fairy magic, and its source, something Carolyn is ready to face? 

Available as a Kindle e-Book for 99¢

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A science fiction short story. First published inNewMyths.com.

When the laws of the land meet the laws of quantum physics they forge a new meaning for the state of legal separation–and for Judge Bell, the results are appearing rather skewed.

Available as a Kindle e-Book for 99¢

 

 

This post was originally posted at http://jcconway.com/ where you can read additional posts from J.C.

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“Want to keep your brain in shape? Well according to this Discovery News segment, diving into works of fiction rather than data and textbooks might be the best way to stay sharp.

(We bookworms have known this for years, of course. But it’s nice to see mainstream media finally hopping on board.)

Check out just how big an impact reading fiction can have on your cognitive ability in this video at  http://tinyurl.com/oxs7xle 

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