Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Promo : The Exception to the Rule - Beth Rinyu

The Exception to the Rule

Author - Beth Rinyu
ISBN - 0615739229
(ISBN13: 9780615739229)
Genre - Contemporary Romance
Date to be Published - 12/19/2012


When Katrina “Kat” Vallia, an idealistic if somewhat naive 20-something American pediatrician travels halfway across the globe to volunteer in a poor African village, she looks at it as a means of closure. Following a bitter breakup with her unfaithful boyfriend, she decides to throw herself into her work without any distractions from a man. That’s until she encounters Dr. Julian Kiron, a handsome, career driven pediatric oncologist. Even though she tries to fight it, Kat finds herself falling deeply for him; until she painfully realizes that they both want totally different things from life. Not willing to compromise for the other, they sadly say goodbye, cutting all ties. Five years later, Kat’s happy world is turned upside down when she is given devastating news. She must now confront her past and the secret she’s harbored for years. But will saving the one she loves most also rekindle the love she let slip away?


We talked for some time and I could tell he was getting tired, his skin looked paler than usual and the light color of his eyes just enhanced the dark circles that were beginning to form underneath.
“Are you tired?” I asked.
“A little,” he finally admitted.
“But I thought you didn’t get tired,” I teased as I got up to grab the blanket from the other couch, turning off the overhead light. I looked out the window to see a light snow falling. I sat back down on the couch covering us both with the blanket as we watched TV with just the glow of the fireplace and Christmas tree lights. He had his arms wrapped tightly around me as I rested my head on his chest. 
“Thank you,” I whispered.
“For what?” he asked.
“For being here.”
 I smiled when he pulled me closer and gently kissed my head. It didn’t take long before I heard his breathing begin to change and as I looked up I saw he was sound asleep. I put my head back down on his chest, kissing it softly. Just knowing he was here beside me, listening to his heartbeat and feeling him breathe, put my mind at such ease that it wasn’t long before I was fast asleep too.

Author Bio - Beth Rinyu

Ever since I can remember, I have always enjoyed Creative Writing. There was always something about being able to travel to a different place or become a different person with just the stroke of a pen - or in today's world a touch of the keyboard. I have been writing poetry for years and finally got the inspiration to write my very first novel about a year and a half ago. Once I started the idea's kept flowing, my fingers kept typing - and here it is! It's a beautiful love story that focuses on so many different relationships: the love of a man and a woman, a parent and a child, friendships and those that are not bound to us by blood but by love. So, I'm hoping all of you get as much enjoyment reading this as I did writing it! Oh and here's a little bit about bit me - my life is not as interesting as the story or the characters in it, but then again whose life is? I was born and have lived in New Jersey my whole life. I'm a mom of twin teenage boys, a teenage step-son, a crazy Border Collie and a cat with an identity crisis! I guess you can say writing is my form of Calgon! I am married to a wonderful guy - but we'll keep that between us, I don't want him getting a big head! Thanks for taking the time to learn about my book and me! If you decide to read it (and I hope you do!) please be sure to go on and review it for me - yes, even if you don't like it!

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Guest Review: The Almost Girl - Amalie Howard

AuthorAmalie Howard
PublisherStrange Chemistry
Release Date: Jan 7th 2014
Source: NetGalley/Publisher
Seventeen-year-old Riven comes from a world ravaged by a devastating android war, a parallel world to Earth.

A Legion General, she is the right hand of the young Prince of Neospes. In Neospes, she has everything: rank, responsibility and respect. But when Prince Cale sends her away to find his long-lost brother, Caden, who has been spirited back to modern day Earth, Riven finds herself in uncharted territory.

Thrown out of her comfort zone but with the mindset of a soldier and in a race against time to bring Caden home, Riven has to learn how to be a girl in a realm that is the opposite of what she knows.

Will Riven be able to find the strength to defy her very nature? Or will she become the monstrous soldier she was destined to be?

My Thoughts

There were a lot of bumps in the road, but in the end, it was a good book. Not great, not bad, just good.

Very weird as it is, but this will be my first review of the year! (YAY FOR THAT!). It took me a long while to finish this book. I almost put in hold for a reason you will know later ;)

When I first started reading it… there was a lot of action already, to the point that it got me confused. After a few scenes, I got to see the “main character” which is  ugh… yeah Riven… Riven here is supposed to find this guy that her king and bestfriend is making her find. And she finally found him, but she never thought she would find feelings as well.


Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Author Interview + Promo + Giveaway : Breaking Waves - Danielle Sibarium

Author : Danielle Sibarium

Title : Breaking Waves

Series : Heart Waves #2

Publication Date : January 10, 2013

Publisher : KFR Communications

From the moment they met, Jenna knew Reece would break her heart, but she never dreamed it would happen like this. Jenna is left shattered and broken. When life becomes too painful to deal with and she feels completely alone, there’s only one person to help her pick up the pieces and move on. The one person she doesn’t want to turn to. The one person she promised to stay away from. Tyler. 

Can Jenna put aside everything she knows about him and let Tyler help heal her broken heart?

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Author Interview

Hello Danielle!Welcome to Say It With Books,thank you so much for stopping by! :)

  • ·         As a child, did you want to be a writer when you grew up? If not what did you want to do?

    I remember writing an essay in third grade about what I wanted to be when I grew up. I knew I wanted to entertain people and make them happy. (Not sure if my books make people happy though, mostly I hear about tears LOL.) It wasn’t until sixth grade that I knew without a doubt, I wanted writing to be part of my future.

    ·         What is your favorite place to write?

    My favorite place to write is probably the one place I never write, by the water. Any ocean or beach setting inspires me and brings out words that string together to create beautiful images and touch on deep emotions. 

    ·         What was one of the most surprising things you learned while creating Breaking Waves?

    The most surprising thing I learned was that my husband knows what to do in a sand storm, lol. I know, completely unrelated, but it did come out during research for an activity I thought of having Jenna and Tyler do. On a serious note, I think I was surprised at the depth of Tyler’s feelings and emotions. While he puts on a tough exterior, deep down he really does care not only about what people think about him, but how they feel about him as well. While he feels betrayed by just about everyone, he realized who he wants to be and struggles to become a better person.

    ·         If you could have breakfast with anyone dead or alive, who would it be and what would you eat?

    I’d have breakfast with Steve Jobs.  Ever since I learned he was so instrumental in the new animation used to create Toy Story, he’s been one of my idols.  As I learned more about him, I came to find we share philosophies on passion and career.  He has also changed my life and the life of every living person. Steve Jobs changed the way we see things, we hear things, and our use of technology. I don’t believe there is one person alive whose life has not in some way been altered by Steve Jobs. And he had every excuse to fail, but bought into none of it, and would settle for nothing but success.  
    Since it’s breakfast and I’d be eating with a man who believes in being true to yourself, I would order a plain bagel, very lightly toasted with cream cheese and bacon on it.  I know it sounds a little strange, but it really is delicious, and I haven’t had that in a really long time!

    ·        What is your favorite childhood book and/or author?

    I’m not sure there was one specific book, but like many kids I LOVED Dr. Seuss. I remember looking forward to and enjoying the funny sounding words and the ridiculousness of the cat in the hat books, Put Me in the Zoo, and One Fish, Two Fish.

    ·         The top five books that you really enjoyed reading in the year 2012?

    There are so many books I’ve enjoyed reading, and I hate to admit, that due to a drastic change in my vision (reading was actually painful) in the middle of the year, this list is a bit skewed, so here they are in no particular order.
    1.   Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare
    2.   Forget You by Jennifer Echols
    3.   10 Things We Did (and Probably Shouldn’t Have) by Sarah Mlynowski
    4.   Thoughtless- although it was really Kellan Kyle that I loved.  By S.C. Stephens
    5.   Effortless By S.C. Stephens

    ·        Can you describe your main characters Reece & Jenna in less than 150 characters?

    Okay, here goes!

    Jenna is a beautiful, strong teenage girl who happens to be a clairsentient. Based on her history with boys, she mistrusts them all. Until she meets Reece. Although she fights it, Jenna falls head over heels in love with him. Jenna knows, without Reece in her life, the colors are drab, rainbows don’t exist and tears will fall forever.

    Reece is the gorgeous guy who’s after Jenna’s heart. He’s quick witted and charming, while being an all-out tease.  Reece is very romantic and always knows just what to say to make Jenna feel special. He’s athletic and loves to read. He’s smart and a little old fashioned. He can make Jenna melt with his touch and flirtatious smile.  He’s faithful and dependable, and very well meaning. He’s loyal to a fault.  But when he gets something stuck in his head, there’s no talking him out of it.

More About Danielle...

Danielle Sibarium grew up as an only child of divorced parents in Brooklyn, New York. Her imagination was developed at an early age. Surrounded by stuffed animals and imaginary friends, she transported herself into a fantasy world full of magic and wonder. Books were the gateway between her play world and reality. On any given summer afternoon she became Snow White sweeping and cooking for the dwarfs, or Cinderella waiting for the prince.

Danielle always loved dialogue and in elementary school began writing plays and short stories. This is when she began to understand she could not only bring her fantastical world to life for herself, but she could enchant others as well. And so she wrote. She wrote and wrote and wrote.
Sadly the first piece she ever sent out for publication of any sort was a letter to the editor of The Home News Tribune. It was a piece thanking the first responders for their bravery and selflessness on Sept 11th. It was chosen as letter of the week.
In 2007 Danielle collaborated with Charlotte Doreen Small to write songs for her CD More. Danielle wrote the lyrics for Take My Hand, and Goodbye, while Charlotte contributed the melody.
 In October 2011 Danielle’s debut novel
For Always was released. She has since released Heart Waves and the second book in the Heart Waves series, Breaking Waves

Danielle graduated from Farleigh Dickinson University with honors, and currently lives in New Jersey with her husband and three children.