Shelly has been in love with Cal since they started dating in eleventh grade. Despite everyone saying that the odds were against them, they got married after graduation and built a life together. Now, six years later, she is faced with the ultimate betrayal. Devastated, her first instinct is to call it quits…
After a drunken binge at his best friends’ bachelor party, Cal betrays the one person who has always been there for him, his wife, Shelly. Terrified and realizing she might divorce him, Cal must come up with a way to prove to her that his love is true…
Cal asks Shelly for eight weeks. Eight weeks to convince her that their marriage is worth the fight. Will Shelly be able to trust him again, or will their marriage end the way many others do when faced with opposition… In divorce?
Award-Winning Author Bethany Lopez began self-publishing in June 2011. Since then she has published various YA and NA books. She is a lover of romance, family, and friends, and enjoys incorporating those things in what she writes. When she isn’t reading or writing, she loves spending time with her husband and children, traveling whenever possible.
About If Only:
Sometimes it takes crossing an ocean to figure out where you belong.
It’s been two years since twenty-year-old Jordan had a boyfriend—which means it’s been forever since she, well, you know. But now she’s off to spend her junior year in Aberdeen, Scotland, the perfect place to stop waiting for Mr. Right and just enjoy Mr. Right Now.
Sexy, sweet (and possible player) Griffin may be her perfect, no-strings-attached match. He’s fun, gorgeous, and makes her laugh. So why can’t she stop thinking about Noah who, minutes after being trapped together outside the train’s loo, kisses Jordan like she’s never been kissed before? Never mind his impossible blue eyes, his weathered, annotated copy of The Great Gatsby (total English-major porn)…oh, and his girlfriend.
Jordan knows everything this year has an expiration date. Aberdeen is supposed to be about fun rather than waiting for life to happen. But E. M. Forster, Shakespeare, and mistletoe on Valentine’s Day make her reconsider what love is and how far she’s willing to go for the right guy.
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If Only Swag Pack -An “I love you from here to Scotland” print, Ahava pendent, A pack each of Much Ado about Nothing and A Room With a View confetti, Much Ado about Nothing travel mug and A Room With a View Blu-ray (a $25 Amazon gift card will be substituted if winner is outside the US)
If you guys have been around here, you know I post almost every Wednesday on the meme created by Jaime Morrow and Erin Funk, called What’s Up Wednesday (link goes to my last WUW post). I love it, but, as I’m trying to create a tighter routine so I can write and/or edit more, it’s becoming complicate to spend a couple of hours reading everyone’s posts. Don’t get me wrong – I love reading what everyone is up to and supporting, but it’s very time consuming, and time is precious. I feel really bad for leaving WUW behind.
But I thought having a day of the week to update the blog was a great idea. So, I’m creating my own Summary Sunday. It’s nothing major, no meme, no linksy. It’s just me telling you what I’m up to. And you read and comment if you want, when you want. No pressure ;)
(It’s a nice way for me to keep my progress in check too).
This past week I read Girl in Love by Caisey Quinn, and I read Write Your Novel Form the Middle by James Scott Bell – an awesome book that will make total sense and will make you eager to use this method on your manuscripts!
This past week, I wrote 12594 words (Mon, Tue, and Wed) and on Wed I typed THE END on Breaking Fences! *happy dance*
However, as you know, now come revisions. I have two weeks to make this work before sending it out to my editor *bites nails*
Last Sunday, I had my monthly write-in with my girls. We are six ladies, but only three of us went. Regardless, it was a good day — we talked a lot about writing and publishing, and I wrote 4800 words!
I took the daughter to see Sleeping Beauty with Royal Ballet at the movie theater on Thursday, and then I drove to Boston on Saturday and took her to see Cinderella by Boston Ballet — Lauren Garafalo met us there!
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- Increase Your Writing Productivity: the power of realism, reset, and record by Susan Dennard
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I’m so excited to present you the cover of my new baby book, BREAKING FENCES!
Genre: NA contemporary romance
Word Count: ~80,000
Release date: June/2014
Cover Design: Okay Creations
All Beatriz “Bia” Fernandes wants is to prove herself—to her family and friends—though it’s hard to prove anything with an overbearing father and three famous polo-playing older brothers. After her acceptance into college results in a heated family argument, the Brazilian girl leaves everything behind to find her own American dream.
College life away from home is perfect until the people she believes to be her friends turn on her. With lies and rumors threatening to suffocate her, Bia turns to her only freedom. Riding.
But one thing gets in the way of her escape. Garrett Blackwell and his bad cowboy attitude. Working at the ranch is his obligation, bugging Bia is his newfound hobby. His thick skin and easy grin don’t hide what Bia already knows—this misunderstood and lonely cowboy fights his own demons. Brushing horses’ coats and mucking out stalls shouldn’t be this sexy, and it isn’t long before he becomes a part of her distraction.
However, escaping won’t solve her problems, and it’s up to Bia to break down the fences around her and prove her strength—not to her family and friends, but to herself … and for Garrett. Because standing on her own doesn’t have to mean standing alone.
** Companion novel of Breaking the Reins. Can be read out of order.**
Here are some teasers I made for your entertainment:
Thanks to YA Bound Book Tours for organizing the cover reveal!
I love it! What do you think?