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#TGIF How about a free book by Cecilia Tan @ceciliatan for Friday? #FREEbookFriday #RLFblogIt’s #FreeBook Friday on RLFblog! Join us for a collection of free reads and downloads. All genres and heat levels. This week’s featured book is Daron’s Guitar Chronicles by Cecilia Tan. Bookmark this site so you don’t miss a thing.

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Daron’s Guitar Chronicles by Cecilia Tan

Sex, drugs, and rock and roll. Coming out and coming of age in the days of AIDS, MTV, Reaganomics, and Just Say No.
Daron Marks is a young guitar player with a dream, make it big like the guys he grew up idolizing in New Jersey–or at least escape his dysfunctional family. He makes it as far as music school in Rhode Island, and the rock clubs of Boston beckon him. But it’s hard to succeed from the closet.
Ziggy Ferias is an art school dropout who dreams of fame. One day he sees a guitarist busking in the park, and his entire vision of his future changes.
A story of how finding one’s self is key to finding love, and loving one’s self is key to loving another.
Winner of the Rose and Bay Award for Crowdfunded Fiction!
“For me, Daron is one of those rare fictional characters that I have a hard time believing does not actually exist on the physical plane. He is just too real. Part of it is that Daron is only a couple of years older than me and the way the 80s are brought to life here reminds me very much of my own coming of age: the musical references, the language, the AIDS scare, the technology, the hair… Most of all, though, it is the fact that Daron is an extremely well written character. He grows and changes and engages.” (Gay Book Reviews)
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Destiny’s Girl by Adite Banerjie#TGIF How about a free book by Adite Banerjie for Friday? #FREEbookFriday #RLFblog

Maya has only one thing on her mind: revenge. So, when she lands an invitation to the most exclusive high society party being hosted at Dev Residency, she grabs the opportunity. After all, the host of the party is none other than KD, the man who destroyed her family.
Krish needs to find a bride and soon! A marriage arranged by his father, KD, seems imminent and that would mean throwing away the key to his freedom. One innocent tango with the enigmatic beauty, Maya, and he is hooked. Can she be the means to his freedom? Accepting his proposal of marriage will take her a step closer to her goal of revenge. But can Maya stop herself from falling in love with the enemy’s son? But then, love and revenge don’t mix!
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#TGIF How about a free book by Eve Kincaid for Friday? #FREEbookFriday #RLFblogA Kiss in the Shadows by Eve Kincaid

A woman afraid to trust…
Erin Grady will do anything to bring a mental health clinic to Lost Coast Harbor, even if it means accepting money from the local police chief—the father who abandoned her. She’s willing to overlook where the money came from, until a determined and very sexy prosecutor literally crashes into her life…
A man tempted by desire…
Will Patton is desperate to leave the small town of Lost Coast Harbor and rebuild his struggling legal career. To do that, he must expose the dirty police chief—but he never expected to be so drawn to the man’s irresistible daughter.
A town full of corruption…
The darkness in Lost Coast Harbor runs deep and wide—and exposing the truth will require Erin and Will to reveal their hearts…no matter the risk.
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Rift Spun by Margo Bond Collins#TGIF How about a free book by Margo Bond Collins for Friday? #FREEbookFriday #RLFblog

Arachno-mage Rhiann plans to use the magic of the Rift to take down the ruling Archmage Prime, a necromancer who killed her family. To do that, she’ll need to find three men willing to become her familiars. A Steamy Reverse Harem Romance
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#TGIF How about a free book by PJ Sharon for Friday? #FREEbookFriday #RLFblogSavage Cinderella by PJ Sharon

Eighteen-year-old Brinn Hathaway has survived alone in an abandoned cabin in the High Country of North Georgia since she was a child. If her life is lonely and less than complete, at least she is safe from the man who kidnapped her, held her captive, and left her for dead in a shallow grave in the mountains. She believes that her parents are dead, the police are her enemy, and that if she returns to the world, her tormentor will find her. With the help of some unlikely friends, she has what she needs to survive, but is surviving enough?
Life takes a turn when a young nature photographer, Justin Spencer—in pursuit of the fabled Wild Child—captures her on film. While chasing the story of a lifetime, Justin is injured and Brinn comes to his rescue. The two build a tentative friendship, but with his own violent past, he must decide if proving himself is worth betraying the trust of the girl he has vowed to help.
Trust is a commodity Brinn has been unable to afford. Can the kindness and gentle touch of a stranger break through the wall she has built around her heart? After half a lifetime of living in isolation and fear, Brinn must decide if leaving the safety of her remote cabin is worth the hope—and danger—that may await her.
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#TGIF How about a free book by Kayelle Allen for Friday? #FREEbookFriday #RLFblogEndure, Illustrated Quotes of Pietas by Kayelle Allen

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What does the most dangerous man in the galaxy have to say about enduring?
Known to other immortals as the Bringer of Chaos, Pietas is the most powerful of all the Ultras. This 7′ tall warrior has platinum hair and eyes the color of raw turquoise. His beauty is legendary. So is his prowess at war. A scientist, brilliant strategist, and passionate lover, this immortal understands the need to accept what life throws his way, to embrace change, and take destiny into his own hands.
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Hey Readers,
Thanks so much for joining me today at the Romance Lives
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Writing an NA Novella Series

I’ve been at this writing/publishing thing for a while now
and one of the most common questions I hear from readers is “How do you
come up with your ideas?” The second most common question I hear is, “What
made you want to write for young adults?” The answer to both of those
questions is the same. I had a crazy teenaged life! Writing allows me a kind of
do-over by taking my experiences and helping my young characters learn, grow,
and find a hopefully ever after end. It’s been very cathartic for me. It also
allows me to impart to readers some hard lessons learned without being preachy.
I tend to write books I wish I had had to read as a teenager. Like many of us,
I went from reading Nancy Drew Mysteries to Stephen King with very few options
in between. I am thrilled to be part of the phenomenon of great young adult and
new adult stories exploding onto the book market.
When I first wrote Savage Cinderella back in 2010, I had no
idea it would lead to a series of novellas six years later. Brinn’s story came
about after I’d been walking in the woods with my dog. I had a vison of a young
girl running through the forest in tattered clothes, dark hair flying.
Alongside her ran a bear (I live in the Berkshires where this seemed logical
somehow). The questions that followed led me to pen the story of a kidnapped
girl left for dead in the High Country of North Georgia, where she survives in
the wild for several years…until a young nature photographer, Justin Spencer,
finds her and convinces her to come back to the world. More a Tarzan story than
a retelling of the Cinderella fairy tale—and far-fetched perhaps—but it became
a Holt Medallion winner and grabbed the imagination and hearts of 3.6 million
readers on Wattpad!
Being that my character, Brinn, was eighteen and living on
her own, the story fell into the New Adult category—a change from my other
novels which fit neatly into the young adult genre. Although it is contemporary
and a romance, there are also elements of suspense/thriller, since Brinn is
soon stalked by her kidnapper and must face off with him to truly gain her
freedom. As much as I enjoyed telling this story, it was difficult to write
parts of it from the perspective of the villain and live in his sick and
twisted head for so many months. But when I was done, I always had in the back
of my mind that Brinn’s story wasn’t over…it was only just beginning. I stewed
on where to go with the character for quite some time while working on a
dystopian trilogy and a non-fiction project for the next few years. And then
novellas (shorter novels about 20-40 thousand words, or half the length of a
full novel) became popular again and the ideas for more of Brinn’s journey began
to flow.
Finding Hope, the first in the novella series, picks up a
year after Brinn’s return. Well into her recovery, nineteen-year-old Brinn finds
her life with Justin has become a safety net she relies on, but something is
missing. After years of living wild in the mountains, taming her need for
danger and independence turns out to be her greatest challenge. When Justin’s
friend Cody—now in the FBI—asks for her help in solving a kidnapping case, it
sparks new purpose for Brinn—as well as major complications in her relationship
with both men.
Lost Boys, the second novella in the series, follows Brinn
and company when Justin’s friend Cody has disappeared, and Brinn is determined
to find out why. Despite an escalation in the tensions between them over Cody
and Brinn’s complicated friendship, Justin agrees to join her on a journey that
leads to the mysterious jungles of Colombia, where whispers of human
trafficking bring them face to face with an old enemy.
Brinn and Justin join forces with friends to do the
unthinkable—enter the dangerous jungle on a rescue mission, sparking a battle
for the lives of nine young boys and a fight for their own survival. Brinn’s
haunted past rears its ugly head as she is forced to once again take on a
brutal killer. But in risking her life to save her friend, will she lose the
one man who has sacrificed everything for her?
Yes, there is a bit of a love triangle which has spurred a “team
Justin” vs. “team Cody” rivalry among my Wattpad readers, but the
underlying theme is Brinn’s growth, recovery, and discovery of herself as an
individual—themes I think need more focus in Romance—especially for young
adults. I’m currently working on the third novella, Sacred Ground, which will
pit Brinn and friends against a crooked mining company in Wyoming while on a
search for a ghost from Justin’s past. I’m expecting a late Spring release and excited
to have a few more ideas for future adventures.
If you haven’t yet found the joy of reading novellas, think
of them as a quick, tasty, and satisfying reading snack…without the calories! I’d
love to give away an e-copy of the original novel that started it all, Savage
Cinderella, to one lucky commenter.
Do you read novellas?
Why or why not? Discuss…
Be well, keep reading, and let your favorite authors know
how much you appreciate their stories by leaving a short review on Amazon, Barnes
and Noble, or Goodreads.
Peace and blessings,
PJ

Savage Cinderella

Eighteen-year-old Brinn Hathaway has survived on her own in
the Northwest High Country of Georgia since she was left for dead in a shallow
grave by the man who kidnapped her as a child. When a young nature
photographer, Justin Spencer, catches the wild girl on film and the two form a
tentative friendship, Brinn must decide if coming out of hiding is worth the
hope—and the danger—that may await her.
If you enjoy this journey of romance, suspense, and hope, follow
Brinn, Justin, Cody, and a cast of new characters through a series of novellas
(30-40k word short novels). Each story will bring a new adventure, another
crime to solve, and more danger for Brinn and company as they delve into the
world of human trafficking and beyond.
Genre: New Adult
Author: PJ Sharon
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG 13
Buy Savage Cinderella
blisher: PJ Sharon Books

PJ Sharon Social Media

PJ Sharon is an award-winning author of young adult books,
including Pieces of Love, Heaven is for Heroes, On Thin Ice, and Holt Medallion
winner Savage Cinderella. Follow the Savage Cinderella Novella Series with Finding
Hope and Lost Boys.
Healing Waters completes her YA dystopian trilogy, The
Chronicles of Lily Carmichael, which RT Book Reviews calls “An
action-packed read with a strong female lead.”
Her debut non-fiction title Overcome Your Sedentary
Lifestyle (A Practical Guide to Improving Health, Fitness, and Well-being for
Desk Dwellers and Couch Potatoes) is a holistic living, self-help guide packed
with easy to implement tips sure to motivate today’s sedentary masses toward a
more balanced and active lifestyle. For more info on PJ’s books and updates on
new releases, sign up for her newsletter
or visit her website.
In her “real life” job as a Massage Therapist,
Personal Trainer, and Yogi, PJ has been called “a powerhouse of positivity
and productivity.” Her mantra is “find balance in all things, and
live every day to the fullest.” A black belt in the art of Shaolin Kempo
Karate, avid kayaker, and singer of Italian art songs, PJ has two grown sons
and lives with her brilliant engineer of a husband in the Berkshire Hills of
Western MA where she writes YA…because every teen deserves a hopefully ever
after.
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