Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Release Blitz: No Perfect Princess by Angel Payne & Victoria Blue


What came first? The princess or the shoes? And does it really matter?

My name is Margaux Asher. Don’t be afraid to ask how it’s spelled though I may enlighten you, anyway. Yes, I’m that Margaux Asher. The attitude icon. The bitch in the latest heels. The princess of the PR game.

Just don’t bring up the queen.

Mommie and I aren’t on comfortable terms. Last winter, I learned a secret that Andrea Asher has hidden from me since my birth—by another woman. And my real father? Josiah Stone, one of the world’s richest men. Dream come true, right?

There’s a lot of baggage attached to that answer. And now, Michael Pearson wants to help me open it.

Michael. My six-foot-three, golden god of a dilemma. He’s patient, indulgent—and don’t get me started on his passion—but he wants too much. He wants all the secrets. What would he say if he knew my birthright was only the start of my life’s mess? What would he do if he learns…I’m no perfect princess?

Someday, my princess will come…

The apple never falls far from the tree? Depends on who you ask.

I’m Michael Pearson. Son of an apple farmer. First family member to graduate college, move to the big city, and work for one of the most prestigious PR firms in the country. I’m the success, the star—

And the sap who’s fallen for the boss’s daughter.

So technically, Margaux isn’t Andrea’s daughter anymore. Doesn’t matter to the rest of the company—and the world—who vilify her as they always have. But where they see a she-snake, I see a terrified girl in the woods, yearning for a place where she’s accepted, loved. Every time I volunteer my arms to be that place, she ducks deeper into her shell, pushing me away with more fear and anger. Her facade thickens every day, making me more determined to learn what magic kiss will set her free, so she can finally see the truth…

I don’t want her to be perfect. I just want her to be mine.
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Angel Payne

Hi there. I'm Angel: book lover, writing addict, hopeless romantic, pop culture geek and avid shoe lover. **I have a monthly newsletter now! Sign up for it right here: http://eepurl.com/LoNkz. It's a cool way to get exclusive info, talk hot heroes, learn about new items in the Angel Payne store, talk hot heroes, further the pie or cake debate...and oh yeah, did I mention talking hot heroes? A bit about me... I've been hooked on books since I was a kid but it got worse in my twenties, when I discovered romances--the hotter, the better. Growing up in Southern California, with lots of surfer manliness surrounded me, was certainly a good boost for reading about delicious alpha guys and the women who adore them. When I learned I had a knack for telling these stories too, I guess you could say I was doomed--though my path toward romance novelist took a few detours via a concert-reviewing gig for my college newspaper (free show tickets...backstage passes...that was a no-brainer), artist interviews for a Beverly Hills dance music mag, personal assistant work for a record producer, dance club disc jockey, and a lot of fun in the hospitality industry. These days, I still live in California, and have found an amazing alpha guy of my own who was brave enough to marry me. We live on a street that looks like Brigadoon, with our beautiful daughter. I have the best life ever, and never forget to thank the Big Guy Upstairs for it, either.
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Victoria Blue

Victoria Blue lives in her own portion of the galaxy known as Southern California. There she finds the love and life sustaining power of one amazing sun, two unique and awe inspiring planets and three indifferent, yet comforting moons. Life is fantastic and challenging and everyday brings new adventures to be discovered. She looks forward to seeing what's next! Author Links
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Cover Reveal + Giveaway: Rundown (Curveball Series #2) by Teresa Michaels

Curveball Series #2
by Teresa Michaels
Cover Designer: Mayhem Cover Creations


Breanne Sullivan never expected to find love again. Allowing herself to move on wasn’t easy, and now it may be too late. Determined to give herself a second chance, she will go to any lengths to prove her love to Drew. If only she could find him.

Desperate to numb his heartache in the wake of Breanne’s rejection, with something other than women and booze, Drew Scott packs his bags for the West Coast. Distance and a fresh start are just what he needs to heal the wounds caused by the only woman to ever captivate his heart.

But when the past and present collide in an unexpected way, Breanne and Drew quickly learn that things aren’t always what they seem. Caught between solving the mysteries that haunt them and getting the happily ever after they deserve, the two once again find themselves at the center of a deadly conspiracy that could destroy them both.

Answers come at a dangerous price. Sacrifices must be made in order to protect the ones they love. Can Breanne prove her love to Drew before its too late? Or will opposing forces interfere and destroy any chance of them having a future together?

Meet the Author

Teresa Michaels lives in the New England area with her husband and children.  Curveball is her debut novel.


Monday, March 30, 2015

Cover Reveal: Claddagh & Chaos (Shamrocks & Secrets Series #2) by Cayce Poponea

Claddagh & Chaos
Shamrocks & Secrets Series #2
by Cayce Poponea
Publication Date: April 11, 2015
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Shamrocks left us with Patrick posing an intriguing question. What exactly happened during those twenty five years? We know that they got their happily ever after, but how did Patrick and Christi get there? Could love have a shelf life?  

Meet the Author

Cayce Poponea currently resides in Southern Georgia, with her three dogs and wonderful husband. A true romantic at heart, she writes the type of fiction that she loves to read. When she isn't setting behind her computer screen, creating yet another heart stopping, page turning novel. You can find her enjoying down time with her family.

Saturday, March 28, 2015


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Cover Reveal + Giveaway: Killer by Clarissa Wild

Title: Killer (Prequel to Stalker)
Author: Clarissa Wild
Publication Date: May 26th, 2015 (in the Summer Fire Boxed Set)
Genre: Dark Romance (18+)

Goodreads:  https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/24920177-killer

This is a prequel to the Dark Romance Standalone STALKER.

Some secrets are meant to stay hidden …

Secrets could kill you. My husband is the prime example.

I’m a trophy wife. Someone’s prized possession, just there to be pretty. My dreams were pushed aside for his. Until one fateful night, one chance encounter, all his dirty secrets were exposed.

And then my supposed husband is killed.

I should be sad, but all I feel is anger. My husband is a lying, cheating bastard. And if that isn’t bad enough, I’m now the prime suspect for his murder.

Only his brother believes I'm innocent, and in his support, I find relief. However, I will find the real killer and bring him to justice ... before he tries to end my life too.

WARNING: This book contains strong language, explicit situations, and disturbing content.

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Clarissa Wild is the USA Today Bestselling author of FIERCE, a college romance series, but she's best known for the dark Romance novel Mr. X. She is also a writer of erotic romance such as the Blissful Series, The Billionaire's Bet series, the Doing It Series and the Enflamed Series. She is an avid reader and writer of sexy stories about hot men and feisty women. Her other loves include her furry cat friend and learning about different cultures. In her free time she enjoys watching all sorts of movies, reading tons of books and cooking her favorite meals.

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Thursday, March 26, 2015

Review + Giveaway: The Unforgiven: Athos by Michele Hauf

Author:  Michele Hauf
Genre: Historical Romance
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He is the law. And she is the outlaw…
Musketeer Arnaud de Sill├Ęgue d’Athos is ready to bid adieu to the King's Guard and to lay down his sword. Yet he's been charged with one final mission—to apprehend a dangerous enemy of the king, the Belle Dame Sans Merci. Despite his desire to apprehend a woman who causes such destruction, Athos refuses... until he sees a sketch of her. It's the same villainess with whom he had been locked in a passionate, sensual moment. 

Emmanuelle Vazet never gives up control, even if briefly, in the arms of a blue­eyed stranger, she felt the need to give in and let desire take over. But now circumstances have placed her at the scene of a murder. Her reputation—and the ridiculous name—has preceded her, even if she isinnocent. Now her nameless lover is the enemy. A royalist. A musketeer who could be her undoing... unless she becomes his undoing first.

5-Stars Review

I like Michele Hauf, I have read one or two of her books before so I had high expectations for this one. I'm not disappointed in the least. In fact I think this book is far better than the previous ones or maybe it's just that I love historical novels better than paranormal. In any case this book is most definitely worth the read. It is written in a fun way which will keep readers entertained through out the whole story. Storyline itself is exceptional and all the characters are really well-developed. I recommend it to all book lovers and I hope they enjoy it as much as I did.
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From first kisses to dangerous encounters and second chances at love, we've gathered all 18 wonderful stories in one big box. This heart-pounding collection is filled with confident, sexy, and sweet men you'll fall madly in love with.
Their Second Chance by Milly Taiden - Nick lost the woman he loved to the heartbreak of infertility. One locked door will either leave them broken forever or back together.
Forever Sheltered by Deanna Roy - A doctor with a secret falls for the unorthodox art therapist at the hospital where he works, sparking a love affair that could destroy both their careers.
Kiss of Memory by V. M. Black - Will has spent his adult life locked in a Victorian sanitarium because he suffers from seizures, but a mysterious baroness offers him a bargain he can't refuse.
The Cowgirl Ropes a Billionaire by Cora Seton - Bella needs money fast, so she enters the reality show, Can You Beat a Billionaire. If she loses, she’ll have to marry him.
What A Girl Wants by Blair Babylon - Rhiannon, brand-new back-up singer in the rock band Killer Valentine, cannot fall in love with any of the band members. Really. She must not. Really.
Beyond Love and Hate by Zoe York - Tall, dark, handsome, and totally infuriating. Beth can't stop thinking about her new colleague. But Finn isn't the guy for her, and they both know it.
Ripped by Olivia Rigal - Lyv wants a life far from her dysfunctional family and their diner. What she gets is an absent rock-star baby daddy and one helluva choice to make.
Ready to Fall by Daisy Prescott - Falling in love is the last thing on John's mind when Diane, a beautiful brunette with her own messy past, moves next door.
My First, My Last by Lacey Silks - Pierced, tattooed and hot as hell, Adrian steps back into Mia's life after 20 years. Mature. More experienced. Intent on reclaiming his first love.
Azure by Chrystalla Thoma - On vacation in Greece, Olivia meets sexy and enigmatic Kai, but Kai belongs to the sea, and the sea won’t let him go, unless Olivia breaks the curse before it’s too late.
Wicked Little Sins by Holly Hood -The more wicked the sin, the deadlier it can be. Home for the funeral of their mother, four siblings unearth more than they bargained for.
The Royal Elite by Danielle Bourdon - Ahsan-Sheikh Ahsan Afshar, an arrogant, seductive rogue, falls for a woman whose deadly secrets could tear them apart.
All for Hope by Olivia Hardin - Brennan didn’t want to be the love of Hope's life. He wasn’t the man she needed. But sometimes the safest distance between two hearts is none at all.
High Risk Love by S.J. Mayer - Risking it all for the one who could shatter her heart completely? Bad idea. Yet Jasmine can't stay away from Jet any more than he can from her.
Rush by Violet Vaughn - Olympic hopeful Gretchen is all for a sex only relationship. But when it races out of control, love isn’t the only devastation that threatens her chance for gold.
First Taste by Mira Bailee - Cautious Olivia has no interest in the lives of celebrities until Devon Stone—sexy tabloid favorite—insists she cater a party at his mansion.
The Perfect Someday by Beverly Preston - Tracy lives by a strict moral code, but one masked night with a handsome Italian who entices her deepest desires changes everything.
St. Charles at Dusk by Sarah M. Cradit - Set amidst the lush and vibrant backdrop of New Orleans, Oz and Adrienne must survive forbidden love and startling heartbreak.
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4-Stars Review of Their Second Chance by April Angel, Milly Taiden
This is the first book in Red Hot Lovers box set. It is a very thought provoking story about two people who get their second chance in a very unexpected way. Now that they have found each other once again they want their relationship to work. Both are willing to try harder and fight for love they have.

5-Stars Review of Forever Sheltered (The Forever Series #3)by Deanna Roy
This second book is even better than the first one. I absolutely loved it. This a story made me sad at times. The story is very touching and shows how different people struggle in life and fight their demons. It's an inspirational romance novel. Life can be difficult at times but some people are lucky to have loved ones whom they can depend on...

3-Stars Review of Kiss of Memory (Cora's Choice) by V.M. Black
This is short story. The book is about a guy suffering from epilepsy and his saviour. It was good but a little too short for my taste. I think there is still a lot to be said in this story.

3-Stars Review of The Cowgirl Ropes a Billionaire by Cora Seton
This more of an adenture book than a romance novel. Which, in my opinion, makes it even better. The story revolves around a reality show. For which both our main characters are chosen. Bella is a vet who cares for all the pet animals and strays in her town. Her business is not going well because she is too soft-hearted to turn away any stray animal that she finds. Evan is a rich guy who needs a wife in order to take control of his family business. Both can benefit from this show only if they can win. If Bella wins she walks away with a hefty sum that will make it possible for her to keep taking care of forlorn animals. If Evan wins then Bella will have to marry him for an year. But when the two are thrown together in wilderness things are not going as well as they all expected.....

4-Stars Review of What A Girl Wants by Blair Babylon 
This one is about a band that is falling apart. They hire Rhiannon to be back-up singer but when she performs it is clear that she is amazing and can go a long way from there.  Jonas is their manager and he is incharge of making everything work as smoothly as possible. Although it is not so easy. Rhiannon feels bad and tries to help him to keep the band together...

4-Stars Review of Beyond Love and Hate by Zoe York
An interesting story about two people who seems to hate each other but end up falling in love. Or maybe they were already in love and just didn't know how to deal with it. Beth and Finn are co-workers. They are always fighting and being at odds. But their friends know its only a matter of time before the chemistry between the two escalates and force them to acknowledge the fact that they cannot live without each other and that they are destined to be together...
A beautiful romance for people who love enemies-turn-lovers kind of books.

5-Stars Review of Ready to Fall by Daisy Prescott
Another awesome novel in this too-good-to-be-true collection of romance books. All the characters in this novel are well-developed and the story line is also great. It is a well written book which I think readers will enjoy greatly. If you like romance then this is a book for you.

5-Stars Review of My First, My Last by Lacey Silks
My Firs, My Last is a fun and entertaining read. I gave this book a 5-star. It is a must read for all romance lovers. The story line is quite interesting. And it's a well written book. There are a lot of heart-warming scenes, some frustrating ones too but they made it all the more fun to read.
Adrian and Mia fell in love when they were teens but their stars didn't align and they got separated. Now after twenty years they have another chance at love. Although a lot has changed. They are more grown up and hardships of life has changed them in many ways, not all good. Mia is divorced and mother of two children. Adrian has a son, and he never married. Both of them are willing to take one step at a time and see where there relationship goes this time. Will they find their happily ever after  or will the world conspire against them once again???
This book will leave you breathless and wanting more. Its full of romance, love, heartbreak and some not-so-like able moments in the lives of these characters (which will soon become your favourite ;)). I don't usually like emotional kind of books but Lacey Silks has made this complicated story worth reading.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Review: Breaking the Bachelor by Maggie Kelley

Breaking The Bachelor (Smart Cupid #1)


This time, Cupid’s playing dirty…

Goaded by her competition, matchmaker Jane Wright makes a verypublic bet that she can find the “perfect” match for Manhattan's hottest confirmed bachelor—sexy-as-sin bartender Charlie Goodman. Unfortunately, Charlie is also Jane's ex-lover, a man she broke up with on a cocktail napkin. With her company on the line, Jane has no choice but to convince the man of her most impractical dreams to dive back into the dating pool.

Charlie doesn't want to see Jane's business fail. He just wants a little revenge. Determined to prove to Jane that chemistry always beats compatibility algorithms, he plans to drive her crazy with desire...then walk away. And his plan is working. A little too well, actually. Because even as Jane scrambles to calculate Charlie's best match, the heat building between combusts. But Charlie's been so busy outsmarting Cupid that he hasn't noticed he's the naughty cherub's next target...

4-Stars Review

Romance is in the air.... This is a funny, cute and sweet romantic novel. A must read for all romance lovers. There are a lot of laugh-out-loud and  swoon worthy moments which will keep the readers so engrossed  that they won't be able to put it down. I loved it.
People who love and be loved in return are luck. Jane and Charlie are two such people. unfortunately they don't know it yet. Both of them are childhood friends and have always been there for each other but when their relation takes a romantic turn things don't go so well and they end up ex-friends.
Now Jane has accepted a bet from her competitor and in a very public way... She must convince Charlie to let her find him true love but what she doesn't know is that he has already found his one and only.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Review: The Makeover Mistake by Kathy Lyons

The Makeover Mistake (Entangled Lovestruck)


In Vegas, nothing is what it seems... 

After losing a bet, successful publisher Michael Chang is "pretending" to play the piano in a Vegas lounge in order to spy on his less-than-trustworthy employee. His espionage is quickly derailed after meeting Thea Danelle, an editor who's been wronged by Michael's company. She's smart and unpredictable…and clearly hiding a naughty side that tempts Michael to distraction. 

Thea has gone from frumpy librarian to the young, wild thing she used to be—all thanks to the promise of sensuous delight in the piano player's eyes. And frankly, after losing yet another author to the competition, Thea is ready to forget her professional problems and explore those sexy promises thoroughly. With Michael, she can finally be herself...until the moment Thea learns who he really is. 

5-Stars Review

Funny, cute and interesting. It is a novella best for those who are looking for light-hearted romance. I really loved this book and I think it is very well written and extremely entertaining. I also enjoyed reading an extra chapter at the end. That was brilliant and made me laugh. :)
Michael is under-cover, pretending to be a piano player to investigate one of his employees. Thea is a struggling editor and it seems that the said employee is getting all her business. She is unable to figure out what is going on. When Michael realises what is happening he decides to get closer to Thea and try to find out what exactly is amiss. But what he didn't count on is falling for Thea. Things get complicated and he must tell her the truth soon or he might never get a chance with her.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Review: A Veil of Glass and Rain (Special Edition) by Petra March


“Delicate and resilient. Like you.” 
Brina and Eagan meet for the first time when she's nine and he's fourteen. They like each other from the very beginning, though their bond isn't immediate, but it grows over the years. What links them is the fact that their parents are photographers and are extremely devoted to their work and to each other; so much so that both Brina and Eagan have to learn how to take care of themselves from a very young age. Despite their differences, age, gender, nationality - Brina is Italian and Eagan is American - they find comfort in their growing friendship.  
Then Brina becomes a teenager, and her feelings for her friend start changing and deepening. New desires stir within her. As soon as Brina realizes how those feelings complicate her friendship with Eagan, she runs away from him.  
A few years later, Brina is twenty and Eagan is twenty-five, they find one another once again. 

5-Stars Review

This book is amazing. I loved reading it. It is such a sweet and touching story about two people who are deeply in love. It captures their feelings and emotions perfectly. A beautifully written romance between two best friends. They crossed the bridge from friendship to falling in love and the author has portrayed their journey.
Book is written in first person view. We get to see things from both Brina's and Eagan's perspectives.
Brina and Eagan first meet as kids. Their parents are photographers and friends. They travel a lot while the kids stay behind. In a way they both  had lonely lives. So it was easy for them to form a connection. Two of them became close friends. They are always their for each other. But as Brina grows up things start to change. At first they are unable to accept it and drift apart. After staying away from each other for some years they once again get united when Eagan starts a job in Italy. He is in love with Brina but is waiting for the right time to make his move. She, on the other hand, has changes a lot since they parted ways. But she is still in love with him so the real challenge is whether they will complete each other or simply make life more difficult together. They must overcome their fears to be together and have a happy life.
The story revolves around their lives, emotions and actions that drew them closer. I loved the way its written and also all the characters around them. It is a must read for romance lovers.

Promo: The Lesson by Joyce Ward

A rebellious, young woman and her stoned boyfriend learn an important and frightening lesson after behaving badly in a mortuary.
Releases: April 6, 2015

Publisher: Champagne Books

Print Length: 68 pages

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Joyce Ward stopped stirring up trouble in the corporate world a few years ago and now satisfies her appetite for mayhem in the fictional world. When she isn’t working on one of her cozy horror stories, she writes romance under pen name of Linnea Alexis. She can usually be found hanging out with her family in Southern California. She has published several short stories in various anthologies, and she’s an active member of Orange County Chapter of Romance Writers of America and O.C. Writers.

Monday, March 16, 2015

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Release Day: Keeping Her by Alexis Noelle

 Julia Fisher was everything to me. I loved her and would have done anything for her. But the night she walked out of my life, after deciding I wasn't good enough for her, I got out of town as fast as I could.
After six years, I'm coming home.
Now I am going to make it my mission to rub everything she gave up in her face. No matter how much I still love her, I need to bury it deep inside me because she chose him.
 Brian Evans broke my heart—shattered every piece of my soul when he left. He decided that I wasn't worth the wait.
Now he's back in town.
He is a constant reminder of the pain that I endured at his hands. I won’t let him break me again. A lot can happen in six years. People move on, fall in love again, and forget about the pain from the past. Seeing his face, hearing his voice, brings me back to a time when things were simple and love was enough for us. I can't let him know that a part of me still loves him.
 Now that they are brought face to face again, will they destroy each once more or will they discover that things aren't always what they seem? Are some bonds unbreakable? Are some people worth losing everything you have?

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Alexis Noelle lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with her husband, and three kids. On top a writing career, she is a full-time student and a full-time mom. She loves spending time with her kids, although she has to hide the computer from them when she is writing! She love being active and being outdoors, especially if it involves any kind of shopping.
She has always been passionate about writing. She loves to read romance books and feels like being able to lose yourself in a book is one of the more exciting aspects. The books she loves to read and write will be ones that make you feel for the characters. Ashley believes that you should have an opinion on every character in a book whether you love them, hate them, or think they are up to something.
She also believes that the most important critic is your reader, so she loves to hear from the readers. She want her fans to be open & talk to her about what they want for the characters in the story, and what they would like to see happen.

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Tour Stop: Breaking Away by Calista Smith

Breaking Away
By: Calista Smith
Release Day: March 13th
Blog Tour: 15th-19th
Hosted By: Sandra Love

Eighteen year old Raquel had
just graduated high school and already her life was a mess. When her dad
offered her what seemed like the only solution to her problems, she jumped at

His conditions were solid. He'd pay for college, she'd stay in his condo in San
Diego, and he'd get her the professional help she needed. In return she'd leave
behind everything and everyone who ever mattered.

That meant zero contact with her best friend Natalia and, more importantly, No

Pasts have a way of haunting you, and no matter how far you run from the
problems in life, you can't outrun yourself.

She soon finds out that even with college, a job, and new friends, picking up
the pieces isn't as simple as she thought it would be.

Raquel was about to learn the hard way that Breaking Away

isn't always as easy as it seems.

**Note: This book contains strong language, mature topics and sexual content.**

Raquel, "Rocky" as her
friends call her, is an introverted girl, on the brink of turning eighteen.
Having already been dealt a bad hand recently, her life gets even more
complicated when her parent's divorce forces her to relocate with her mom to
the city of Rancho Cucamonga, California. She will be facing her senior year in
a new high school. Fortunately Natalia, her best friend since birth, will be
there. It's the one thing keeping Rocky from completely going off the deep end.

She plans to stay focused on her future, which includes trying to join the
Peace Corps. Then in walks Dante. He's cocky, handsome, well-built, popular and
so not her type. She is determined to keep her distance. The last thing she
needs is someone prying into her past. Dante loves a challenge though, and when
his relentless pursuit captures her attention, she just can't stop herself from
falling for him. They soon realize that things aren't always what they seem and
find themselves forging an intense bond. But when life continues to hand them
obstacle after obstacle, can their new found love help save her or will she
finally find herself Breaking Down?


Calista is a California girl who
relocated to the great state of Texas. She resides there with her beautiful
husband, four crazy kids and a dog. Calista has loved to write since she was a
small child. She started writing poetry and eventually decided to write
fiction. Breaking Down is her debut novel. She also has a couple of other books
she is working on, including Breaking Away, the sequel to Breaking Down.

Calista also has an addiction to reading and reads everything she can get her
hands on, in all different genres.

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