Atheists Who Kneel and Pray by Tarryn Fisher * Cover Reveal!

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Athiests Who Kneel and Pray
Tarryn Fisher
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Synopsis:
Yara Phillips is a wandering muse.
She dates men who need her, but always moves on to something new, never staying in one place for very long.
David Lisey is in need of a muse.
A talented musician lacking lyrical inspiration. When he first sees her, he knows he’s found what he’s been looking for.
Yara believes she can give David exactly what he needs to reach his full potential: A broken heart.
David’s religion is love.
Yara’s religion is heartache.
Neither is willing to surrender, but religion always requires sacrifice.

The Queen and the Cure is LIVE!! *5 Star Review*

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THE QUEEN AND THE CURE by AMY HARMON

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***** Krystle’s 5 Star Review *****

The Queen and the Cure by Amy Harmon is the highly anticipated return to Amy Harmon’s Land of Jeru. If you were paying attention to what I was reading last year at all, I’m sure that you heard me rave about The Bird and the Sword more than any other book I read. I begged everyone I knew to read it and even pushed it on my friends that were self-proclaimed fantasy haters. Everyone I know that read it loved it and I know for sure that everyone is going to love this return to Jeru just as much.

Just like all of Amy Harmon’s other books, The Queen and the Cure has everything you could want in a book and more. This book was an amazing journey that kept me fully invested from start to finish. It was filled with love, suspense, action and as always beautiful life lesson’s that only Amy Harmon could weave into a story with such grace.

There really isn’t all that much more I can say about this wonderful story without giving something away and I don’t want to ruin this experience for anyone. It is truly a journey that you are going to cherish and I can’t wait for you all to read it! You will fall in love with the familiar characters all over again and find some new ones to love on just as much.

Congratulations on another amazing story, Amy Harmon! I hope you never stop sharing your brilliant stories with us and spreading your light.

* If you haven’t read The Bird and the Sword yet I definitely recommend reading it first. Although this book can be read as a standalone I highly recommend reading them in order so no part of these incredible stories are ruined for you.

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Blurb:

There will be a battle, and you will need to protect your heart.

Kjell of Jeru had always known who he was. He’d never envied his brother or wanted to be king. He was the bastard son of the late King Zoltev and a servant girl, and the ignominy of his birth had never bothered him.

But there is more to a man than his parentage. More to a man than his blade, his size, or his skills, and all that Kjell once knew has shifted and changed. He is no longer simply Kjell of Jeru, a warrior defending the crown. Now he is a healer, one of the Gifted, and a man completely at odds with his power.

Called upon to rid the country of the last vestiges of the Volgar, Kjell stumbles upon a woman who has troubling glimpses of the future and no memory of the past. Armed with his unwanted gift and haunted by regret, Kjell becomes a reluctant savior, beset by old enemies and new expectations. With the woman by his side, Kjell embarks upon a journey where the greatest test may be finding the man she believes him to be.

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About the author:

Amy Harmon is a Wall Street JournalUSA Today, and New York Times Bestselling author. Amy knew at an early age that writing was something she wanted to do, and she divided her time between writing songs and stories as she grew. Having grown up in the middle of wheat fields without a television, with only her books and her siblings to entertain her, she developed a strong sense of what made a good story. Her books are now being published in fifteen different languages, truly a dream come true for a little country girl from Levan, Utah.

Amy Harmon has written eleven novels — the USA Today Bestsellers, The Bird and The Sword, Making Faces and Running Barefoot and the Purgatory series, as well as From Sand and Ash, The Law of Moses, The Song of David, Infinity + One, and the New York Times Bestseller, A Different Blue. Her recent release, The Bird and the Sword, is a Goodreads Best Fantasy of 2016 finalist.

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Damnable Grace by Tillie Cole * Blog Tour & 5 Star Review

Damnable Grace (Hades Hangmen, #5)
by Tillie Cole

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Synopsis

EVEN THE BROKEN, THROUGH LOVE, CAN FIND GRACE…

Secrets never stay hidden.

The burden of guilt never lifts from the heart.

Born and raised in The Order of David, Sister Phebe knows nothing but cult life. Head of the Sacred Sisters of New Zion, Phebe was groomed from childhood for one purpose: to seduce. Prized as a harlot, as a New Zion whore, Phebe is taken from the doomed cult by Meister, the notorious leader of the Aryan Brotherhood. Taken as his possession. Taken to be the woman who will obey his every sexual demand. Under his heavy hand, Phebe finds herself in a place much worse than she could ever have imagined… with absolutely no one to help. And no glimpse of hope.

Xavier ‘AK’ Deyes is content with his life as Sergeant-At-Arms of the Hades Hangmen. Leader of the infamous ‘Psycho Trio’ and ex-special ops sniper, AK knows how to fight. Experienced in warfare and schooled in military operations, AK is vital to the Hangmen. When his Vice President needs help retrieving his missing sister-in-law, Phebe, from a Klan-funded trafficking ring, AK volunteers to go in. AK remembers the redhead from New Zion. Remembers everything about her from the single time they met—her red hair, blue eyes and freckled face. But when he finds her, heavily drugged and under Meister’s control, her sorry condition causes him to remember more than the beautiful woman he once tied to a tree. Saving Phebe forces hidden demons from his past to return. A past he can never move on from, no matter how hard he tries.

As AK fights to help Phebe, and in turn she strives to help him, they realize their secret sins will never leave them alone. Kindred broken souls, they realize the only way they can be rid of their ghosts is to face them together and try to find peace.

Despair soon turns to hope, and damaged hearts soon start to heal. But when their deep, painful scars resurface, becoming too much to bear, the time comes when they must make a heavy choice: stay forever damned; or together, find grace.

Dark Contemporary Romance. Contains explicit sexual situations, violence, disturbingly sensitive and taboo subjects, offensive language and very mature topics. Recommended for age 18 and over.

Krystle’s 5+ Star Review

I honestly don’t really have the words to write a worthy review for this book. My stomach was in knots for a large percent of the book. I had tears running down my face more often than I’d like to admit. I had to put my phone down and stop reading many, many times because my anxiety was through the roof. My heart broke a few different times. And then it repaired itself. And then it broke again.

This may sound a little dramatic, but really it’s not even close to the actual range of emotions I actually went through. Not even close. There aren’t many other authors in the world that can make me feel to the extremes that Tillie Cole can and although I was cursing her over and over again, I admire her talent and crazy f*cked up mind.

Damnable Grace is part of Tillie Cole’s Hades Hangmen series and I definitely do not recommend reading this book before reading the rest of the series. I know that some people don’t enjoy series because they think the stories lose steam as more and more books come out. This is NOT the case with this series. Every time I think that the last book can’t be topped, I’m proven wrong. This series started off pretty awesome with the first book but each book has only gotten exponentially better. I’m blown away with the way this story has unfolded and it’s a series completely unlike anything else you’ve ever read, I can guarantee you that.

I don’t want to go into detail about the story itself, but I do want you to know that it’s a crazy, f*cked up ride. If you’re on the fence about starting this series, stop what you are doing and start it NOW.  I definitely give Damnable Grace 5+ Stars and highly recommend it to anyone that can take a unique, insanely emotional rollercoaster.

Excerpt

“Well?” Ky asked.

Tanner ran his hand over his head. The brother hadn’t attended one of our cookouts or slutfests in weeks. Not that he ever entertained himself with sluts—still too hard for his piece of pussy down in Mexico. He’d been busy trying to track down Meister. Unlike most of the white-power shit Tanner and Tank grew up with, this Meister was untraceable and off the grid. As much of a computer whizz kid as Tanner was, Meister was proving to be one slippery fucking snake to pin down.

“Gotta be honest, I didn’t think I was anywhere close to finding anything on this prick.” Tanner nodded toward Tank. “We knew of him, of course. I knew he had dealings with my father and uncle, just never met him myself. He’s Aryan Brotherhood, but works closely with the Klan. And there’s nothing on him. No email traces, no invoices, no texts. Nothing.”

I gritted my teeth and glanced at Styx, who was listening closely. Ky wasn’t originally gonna tell the prez about the plan to get Phebe, because of his fucking wedding, but that didn’t last long. Styx knew something was up with his VP. He read him like I read Flame and Vike. So Ky fessed up, and Styx was all for the plan. He’d had to push his wedding back by a month anyhow to get the pastor Mae wanted to conduct the ceremony, so he had time to kill.

“But you found something?” Ky translated as Styx signed.

Tanner sighed, the black circles around his eyes showing how hard the brother had been working. “I got something.” He shook his head, and my blood ran cold. I knew whatever he had found wasn’t good.

Tanner opened the file in front of him and threw a photograph toward the prez. Styx looked at it, then gave it to Ky. “Some middle-of-nowhere ghost town?”

Ky passed the picture around. Vike handed it to me, and I studied it. It was an aerial shot, and the picture was grainy, but from what I could make out, it was just a huge piece of land scattered with decrepit old buildings.

I passed the picture along. “Fucker owns this?”

Tanner faced me. “Yeah, or at least his father did. He’s dead now, but the deeds are still in his father’s name. Been in the family for decades. Took me a while to trace it.” He shook his head. “Meister is notorious among the Klan. Right, Tank?”

“Yeah,” Tank agreed. “Never met him either, but we’d all heard of him. Prick has been mobilizing for years for the race war they think is coming. Real serious, Oklahoma-City-bomb shit. From what we’ve heard, the guy has a one-track mind when it comes to advancing the white race. You think Hitler was fucked up? Well, imagine if he had a kid who was one built motherfucker, with a fucking carbon copy of his psycho mind; and you’ve got Meister. Fucker ain’t even German. Just wishes he was, spouting German phrases around like he’s born and bred Berlin. Delusional asshole.”

“This ain’t gonna be easy,” Tanner finished, looking at me, Vike, Flame, Hush and Cowboy. It was the five of us who had agreed to go looking for Phebe. Hush and Cowboy nodded at me to let me know they were still in.

“So he’s in this ghost town?” Ky asked, translating Styx’s sign language again. “If so, we’ll all just go in and get him, make the fucker talk and tell us where he’s got Phebe.”
Tanner sat forward. “He ain’t just living in the ghost town or hiding out. That’s where he has his enterprise.”

“Enterprise?” Ky echoed. It was his own question this time.

Tanner nodded. “From what I can tell, it’s a fucking brothel. Members of the Aryan Brotherhood, Klan, or Klan sympathizers, can go there for a night or a few days at a time.” Tank shifted uncomfortably next to him. “Ain’t sure, but I’m thinking it ain’t just getting your dick sucked and fucked. It’ll be real fucked-up shit. If Meister’s reputation is anything to go by, we would be walking into an organized, armed hellhole.” Tanner’s eyes darkened. “I get the Klan has a reputation for being full of backward rednecks. I ain’t gonna lie—growing up, most of my father’s cronies were that way. Thick as fuck and couldn’t do shit without screwing it up. Skinheads, lower-ranked soldiers, you know?”
“But there were some members that weren’t,” Tank continued. He cast an embarrassed glance at Tanner. “We weren’t, for starters.”

Tanner nodded. “It’s not the norm, but some of us were good. Smart, strong fighters, or just outright fucking psychos. The skinheads and rednecks are the foot soldiers. The likes of us, the likes of Meister, are the fucking SS. The planners, leaders, the generals—the ones who believe in the cause so much that they’re fucking lethal with what they’ll do, what they’re capable of. Meister is true Aryan Brotherhood; he’s preparing for war. He’s the real fucking deal.”

“And now he’s in our neck of the woods to stir up shit?” I asked.

Tanner nodded. “Comes from northern Texas. Never moved our way before. But the Klan are building day by day, joining forces with other white supremacist gangs—like the Brotherhood—and with the shit that’s on the news twenty-four-seven, blacks and whites at each others throats, he’s moved to the headquarters.” The brother’s jaw clenched. “To my father and uncle, who’ll be protecting him from being found out by the feds.” He sighed and ran his hand down his face. “From what I can figure out, this ghost-town brothel of his has only existed in the last year or so. He’s looking to fund something.”
“They ain’t dealing guns?” Cowboy drawled. “I thought that’s what Rider said the contract with the cult was for?”

“Rider was sure it was guns. At least it was when he was dealing with the Klan—it was all about arms. The Klan was selling them on and taking a cut.”

“His fucking twin,” Hush spat. “He changed the arrangement, didn’t he? When Rider was locked up in cult prison?”

“Think so,” Tanner said after a few seconds of silence.

“Then what the fuck are they dealing? What was Judah giving them if not Israeli guns?”

“Women.”

About Tillie Cole

Tillie Cole hails from a small town in the North-East of England. She grew up on a farm with her English mother, Scottish father and older sister and a multitude of rescue animals. As soon as she could, Tillie left her rural roots for the bright lights of the big city.

After graduating from Newcastle University with a BA Hons in Religious Studies, Tillie followed her Professional Rugby player husband around the world for a decade, becoming a teacher in between and thoroughly enjoyed teaching High School students Social Studies before putting pen to paper, and finishing her first novel.

Tillie has now settled in Austin, Texas, where she is finally able to sit down and write, throwing herself into fantasy worlds and the fabulous minds of her characters.

Tillie is both an independent and traditionally published author, and writes many genres including: Contemporary Romance, Dark Romance, Young Adult and New Adult novels.

When she is not writing, Tillie enjoys nothing more than curling up on her couch watching movies, drinking far too much coffee, while convincing herself that she really doesn’t need that extra square of chocolate.

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THE QUEEN AND THE CURE by AMY HARMON

THE QUEEN AND THE CURE
by AMY HARMON
Release date: May 9, 2017

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Blurb:
There will be a battle, and you will need to protect your heart.

Kjell of Jeru had always known who he was. He’d never envied his brother or wanted to be king. He was the bastard son of the late King Zoltev and a servant girl, and the ignominy of his birth had never bothered him.

But there is more to a man than his parentage. More to a man than his blade, his size, or his skills, and all that Kjell once knew has shifted and changed. He is no longer simply Kjell of Jeru, a warrior defending the crown. Now he is a healer, one of the Gifted, and a man completely at odds with his power.

Called upon to rid the country of the last vestiges of the Volgar, Kjell stumbles upon a woman who has troubling glimpses of the future and no memory of the past. Armed with his unwanted gift and haunted by regret, Kjell becomes a reluctant savior, beset by old enemies and new expectations. With the woman by his side, Kjell embarks upon a journey where the greatest test may be finding the man she believes him to be.

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About the author:

Amy Harmon is a Wall Street JournalUSA Today, and New York Times Bestselling author. Amy knew at an early age that writing was something she wanted to do, and she divided her time between writing songs and stories as she grew. Having grown up in the middle of wheat fields without a television, with only her books and her siblings to entertain her, she developed a strong sense of what made a good story. Her books are now being published in fifteen different languages, truly a dream come true for a little country girl from Levan, Utah.

Amy Harmon has written eleven novels — the USA Today Bestsellers, The Bird and The Sword, Making Faces and Running Barefoot, as well as From Sand and Ash, The Law of Moses, The Song of David, Infinity + One, and the New York Times Bestseller, A Different Blue. Her recent release, The Bird and the Sword, is a Goodreads Best Fantasy of 2016 finalist.

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From Sand and Ash by Amy Harmon

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From Sand and Ash
Amy Harmon
Available December 1, 2016

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Krystle’s 5+++ Star Review

So. It has officially been over a month since I finished From Sand and Ash. 35 days later and I still don’t have the ability to put together words that will do this one justice. I’ve tried a few different times but today I have run out of time, so what you’re going to get is a bunch of my ramblings and you’ll just have to deal.

In 2013 I read my first Amy Harmon book, A Different Blue. I remember reading it on the plane ride to Jamaica and being so in love with the writing and the story but more importantly sitting there in awe of how much time the author must have put into making the story perfect. There was so much history woven into the book in a way that was just perfect and never overbearing. I didn’t think any book would ever blow me away again like that one did.

Since then, I have read every single one of Amy’s books and every one blew me away in one way or another. Whether it was the unique characters, the history lessons or the incredible “aha!” moments she always seems to get me with. Most importantly she continued to amaze me with her ability to step out of her box and try something new and then completely hit it out of the park as though she had been writing that genre since the day she was born.

From Sand and Ash is no exception to any of these things. It is literally the most incredible story I have ever read and I can’t wait for the world to get their hands on it. Amy Harmon put her heart and soul into this story and it showcases every single bit of what makes her the best of the best.

For me, this book is like A Different Blue in that it has a TON of history wound through it all and I truly appreciated every single bit of it. Sure, I know about the holocaust and how awful it was. I read The Diary of Anne Frank as a young girl and it will forever stick with me. I’ve seen documentaries, TV shows, and movies and I’ve read what the history books tell us. None of those things have ever impacted me like this story. This work of “fiction” taught me more truths about the ugliness that was than all of those other things combined.

Without giving anything away, I will just quickly say that this book answered a question I have had most of my life. I always wondered how people could have just sit by and let this stuff happen right in front of their eyes. This book showed me just how wrong I was and how many people did play a part in saving lives. It showed me the involvement of the Catholic Church which I truly never knew a thing about and it warmed my heart in a way I can’t explain.

This book isn’t all about history lessons though, please don’t get me wrong. It is a beautiful story of love, loss, friendship, family, bravery, selflessness, heroism, war, evil and so much more. It truly has everything anyone would want in a story and I just know that this one will touch the hearts of so many different people. Most importantly, the ever-present theme of faith and the power or prayer will hit home with people through all walks of life. Amy’s ability to show how alike we really all are despite our differences is one of the things I love most about her stories.

At the very least, I will say that this story ripped my heart into pieces and then put it back together again more times than I can count. I was a ball of anxiety for much of it. I laughed. I cried. And then I cried some more. When I read the last line I saw there and sobbed for quite a while. Literally, the tears wouldn’t stop. Then I moved on to talk to my friends that had read it. And then I cried some more. This story will stick with me forever and I know it will for many others too.

I truly hope you will pick up this story even if Historical Romance isn’t usually your cup of tea. I can’t imagine anyone not enjoying the writing, the lessons, the characters and every other bit of it.

Infinite Stars for From Sand and Ash, a story more beautiful than the rest from one of the most amazing authors this world has to offer.

Thank you for sharing your light with us, Amy. We are all better because of it.

Bad Mommy by Tarryn Fisher ** COVER REVEAL!

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Almost every day is a very bad day when you’re thirty, your tits are starting to sag, there are lines creeping in around your eyes, and you realize that no one would like you if they actually knew who you really were. Fig Coxbury is fed up with her life: her cheating ex-husband, the excess fat around her waist, and most of all, her loneliness. 

When Fig chances upon Jolene Avery, the embodiment of everything she’s ever wanted to be, Fig befriends her out of curiosity. 

Fig soon begins to emulate all aspects of Jolene’s life, because when you find someone who knows exactly who they are, you can’t help but want to be just like them. 

Or in Fig’s case… become them.

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I seriously can’t wait for this one!!!

Epic Love by Trudy Stiles. NOW LIVE! Krystle’s 5 Star Review

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Title: Epic Love
Series: Epic Fail #3
Author: Trudy Stiles
Release Date: Sept 19, 2016

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HEATH STRICKLAND, the son of a prominent district attorney, lived his life surrounded by violence and crime. He was an unwilling witness to the corrupt lives his father swore to prosecute and keep behind bars. His escape was his music, which eventually led him to replace the iconic singer of the world famous band, Epic Fail.

NOELLE DURAND lived in luxury, growing up on a sprawling estate, with everything she could ever want or need. Her life, to everyone else, seemed perfect. Perfect house. Perfect things. Perfect family. But nothing at all was perfect. She lived in hell. A hell that nobody on the outside could see.

As a neighbor and childhood friend, Heath would have done anything for Noelle. He would have given up the world to protect her and keep her safe. Their friendship grew into something that neither of them expected. But then she suddenly disappeared, vanishing from his life as if she never existed. He never stopped hoping that one day she would resurface, alive and well. But as time went by, and her family gave up hope, he surrendered his heart to his lost love.

Twelve years later, one phone call changes everything.

EPIC LOVE is the third book in the EPIC FAIL series and can be read as a STANDALONE novel.

This series is a spinoff from the FOREVER FAMILY series.

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★ KRYSTLE’S ★ 5 ★ STAR ★ REVIEW! ★

Epic Love is another unbelievably touching and beautiful story by Trudy Stiles. Much like all of her other books, this story brought me on an emotional journey that had me feeling all the feels from the very beginning, gave me goosebumps more than once and even had me holding my breath with anticipation a few different times.

It is no secret that I adore all of the band members of Epic Fail and Heath is certainly no exception to the rule. Although I really didn’t understand him or feel a strong connection to him in the past, Epic Love truly changed that and he just may now be my new favorite.

Like most of her stories, Trudy chose to alternate between past and present and different POVs. The chapters set in the past bring you back to Heath’s childhood and teenage years to show how an innocent childhood friendship can blossom into the most beautiful love story. The glimpses into the past truly enhance the ongoing present journey of Heath working to overcome the pain and guilt caused by a great loss that he just couldn’t shake and that seemed to always come back to haunt him.

Although this story definitely has lots of sad moments, it is also filled with just as many beautiful ones. Between two different back stories and lots of awesome secondary characters, this story has the perfect balance of pain and beauty that keeps you engaged from start to finish.

As I always seem to do with Trudy’s books, I highly recommend this one for anyone looking for a great book to make you feel! This book is part of the Epic Fail series, a spin off of Trudy’s Forever Family series. Although you definitely do not have to start from the beginning, if you have the time to devote to a few books I would highly recommend starting at Dear Emily and going right down the line. They are all amazing and unique stories and I can guarantee you won’t be disappointed. Each story also has subtle nods to characters from other books which enhance your reading experience but will in no way ruin a story for you if you choose to read out of order.

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“I’m sorry, Noelle. I’m really sorry.” I don’t know what I’m apologizing for. The fact that I don’t believe her weak lie or because I kissed her. No. I’m not sorry for either.
“It’s okay. Really. Thanks for caring. And thank you for my birthday gift.” She pauses and brushes her pinkie finger against mine. “You made my birthday really special, and I’ll never forget it.”
Without thinking, I loop my pinkie finger around hers, linking them together. Linking us together. We walk to her window like this and I break our connection reluctantly, bringing my hand up to her bruised cheek. “Please be careful,” I beg, and I’m not sure what I’m even begging her to be careful of. I’m just so worried about her.
“I will,” she whispers. “Catch a couple fireflies on the way home.”
“I’d catch a million for you.” Her eyes light up, a smile on her lips. I want to kiss her again. So bad. But all I do is stare into her eyes and back away. I push the window open as quietly as I can and slide out onto the grass.
“Happy Birthday, Noelle.”
She smiles as we both slide the window gently along the track, closing it.
She leaves her hand pressed against the window and I immediately do the same, covering hers, only the glass pane separating us.
Her smile is weak and full of pain.
A pain that I would take away from her in an instant if I could.
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Trudy Stiles is a New Adult Romance author, mom to two beautiful children, and married to the love of her life. She’s the author of the bestselling Forever Family series including “Dear Emily,” “Dear Tabitha,” and “Dear Juliet.” “Epic Sins” is the first book in the Epic Fail series and will continue with at least three more standalone novels. “Epic Lies” is scheduled to release in the Spring of 2016 with “Epic Love” and “Epic Holiday” to follow in the Fall and Winter of 2016. She plans to write many more stories about some of the characters you’ve already met, and maybe a few new ones.
Trudy is a music junkie and you’ll know that she’s writing when you see her plugged into her laptop with her earbuds in. Her playlist is unique and is a must for her writing sprints.
When she’s not writing, she’s carting her children to their various activities while avoiding any kind of laundry or housework. She also loves to run along the boardwalk of the beautiful New Jersey shore.
She celebrates Wine Wednesday almost every day.