Live For This New Release!

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Happy New Release Day, Kathryn R. Biel!

What’s the book? Live For This

What’s the genre? Women’s Fiction

What’s it about?

 

Samirah Lundgren is living the party girl life. While she’s trying to forget about her past and put off having a meaningful future, her lifestyle catches up with her, leaving her in a wake of personal destruction. Alone and homeless, she encounters Michael Salinger, a man carrying his own baggage in the form of a spinal cord injury, not to mention his former fiancé is marrying his former best friend.

Can a man with a broken body and a woman with a broken soul help each other find the redemption they need to become whole again?

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KRBiel-Photo-2Who is the lady who wrote this book?

Kathryn Biel hails from Upstate New York and is a spouse and mother of two wonderful and energetic kids. She attended Boston University and received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from The Sage Colleges. She is the author of GOOD INTENTIONS, HOLD HER DOWN, I’M STILL HERE, JUMP, JIVE, AND WAIL, KILLING ME SOFTLY, and LIVE FOR THIS. Her musings and rants can also be found on her personal blog.

 

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**NEW RELEASE** Killing Me Softly

Congrats, Kathryn R. Biel, on your latest release, Killing Me Softly! I have it on my iPhone and I’m looking forward to spending the weekend reading it! I loved the last book I read by Kathryn, Jump, Jive, and Wail, so I *know* I’ll love this one, too. Want to know what it’s about? Here you go:

Sadie Perkins has a sixth sense about things—especially people dying. Her clairvoyance has never bothered her until she starts to believe that her visions are causing the deaths of those around her. After her latest relationship ends … badly … Sadie swears off love for good. While searching for an uncomplicated life, Sadie finds her hands full not only with a home renovation project but with defending herself against suspicion of murder. There’s a fine line between predicting someone’s death and causing it. Has Sadie finally crossed that line?

Enter contractor Max Schultz, who is not only good at working on houses, but he’s good at working on Sadie too. Much to Max’s dismay, as he’s trying to win Sadie’s heart, he finds Sadie’s first love, Henry Fitzsimmons, is back in the picture, snooping around.

Sadie doesn’t know which way to turn or who to trust, including herself. Can Sadie clear her name and open her heart all at the same time?

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Excerpt:

The first person I ever killed was a has-been comedian. I didn’t mean to kill him, of course. The tabloid websites said it was drugs and alcohol, but I knew the truth. It was all my fault. My friends and I had been out drinking, and I quoted a line from this guy’s most popular movie. The movie was still relatively obscure, and I had to explain it. Someone asked, “Whatever happened to that guy?” and my answer was, “Oh, he’s probably drinking himself to death right now.”

Guess what? He was.

This sort of thing happens to me more often than I’d like to admit. I don’t even know what to call it—psychic ability, premonitions, a sixth sense? It’s not creepy, not really. Just enough to send a small chill up my spine. It never bothered me—until death got involved. Most of the time, it’s pretty innocuous. Like someone from my past will pop into my head, and the next day I run into them. Or I think about a song that I haven’t heard in years and then suddenly it comes on the radio. Nothing big, just coincidences. A lot of coincidences.

Until the day it started turning fatal.

Rob, my boyfriend of almost two years, doesn’t believe me. When something happens and I tell him, “Oh, I had a dream about that,” or “I was just thinking about this,” he says I’m trying to be dramatic and seek attention. (which wouldn’t really be such a big stretch, considering my family. We’re the poster children for dysfunction). But I’m not like the rest of my family. I actually don’t even tell many people about it because I don’t want attention, certainly not for this. I want to be taken seriously. I teach high school American history. With kids these days being tougher and tougher, I need as much street cred as I can get. The last thing I need is for them to think I’m some kind of quack or whack job.

My best friend, Therese, knows all about it. She’s one of the few people I can talk to about this topic. She doesn’t judge me or think I’m weird. I think she thinks I can predict the future or something. Which would be cool, but it is not what I do. I think I’m just intuitive at times. Who knows?

Over the years, since the comedian episode, I think I’ve been “responsible” for at least four deaths. A couple celebrities, a distant relative, and a well-known local businessman. When I have the dreams or make the comments, I don’t recognize them as premonitions. They’re just random thoughts that pop into my brain and often fly out of my mouth without me even realizing what I’m saying. People are used to me doing that. It’s only later, after the event, that I realize what happened. In each case, I made an unkind remark. It’s not just a premonition—I say something mean and then someone’s dead.

 

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Author Bio:

Telling stories of resilient women, Kathryn Biel hails from upstate New York and is a spouse and mother of two wonderful and energetic kids. In between being Chief Home Officer and Director of Child Development of the Biel household, she works as a school-based physical therapist. She attended Boston University and received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from The Sage Colleges. After years of writing countless letters of medical necessity for wheelchairs, finding increasingly creative ways to encourage the government and insurance companies to fund her clients’ needs, and writing entertaining annual Christmas letters, she decided to take a shot at writing the kind of novel that she likes to read. Her musings and rants can be found on her personal blog, Biel Blather. She is the author of Good Intentions (2013), Hold Her Down (2014), I’m Still Here (2014), and Jump, Jive, and Wail (2015).

 

Kathryn Biel Author PicAuthor Links:

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Twitter: https://twitter.com/KRBiel

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7113914.Kathryn_R_Biel

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/kathrynrbiel/

Website: http://kathrynbiel.blogspot.com/

BOOK REVIEWS: Tami’s Recent Reads & Recommendations

I’ve read a few pretty spectacular books lately, so I figured I’d share, in case you need some fresh reading ideas. Enjoy!

 

Jump, Jive, and Wail

Jump, Jive, and Wail by Kathryn R. Biel

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Every time I read women’s fiction, I wonder why I don’t read it more often. Including this time. I thoroughly enjoyed this read, largely for two reasons: the hero and the heroine. The interactions between them were funny, sweet, adorable, romantic… you name it.

Declan was that one of a kind hero who isn’t a bad boy, isn’t an alpha, has a wicked sense of humor, is confident (he has to be, to be a figure skater who happens to not be gay), caring, sweet, and frankly, exactly the kind of guy I want my daughter to marry someday.

Kaitlyn is the broken heroine. In the beginning of the book, she hates herself, hates life, hates everything. A chance encounter with Declan, a delayed flight due to weather, and over the course of 12 hours, Declan manages to convince her that she shouldn’t be so down on herself, that it was time for her to pull her life together. Did I mention I adore Declan? Because trust me, Kaitlyn’s issues were plenty big enough that she had every right to wallow in a little anger and frustration.

These two spark right away, but life and circumstances get in the way, causing them to develop first a friendship, before finally giving in to what the reader is going to root for from page one. Trust me, you will enjoy this read. It’s worth adding to your TBR. Excellent job, Kathryn Biel!

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Love and Libations (Holidays and Heroes, #2)Love and Libations by Patricia D. Eddy

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

SUCH a wonderful book. So emotional, so true, so realistic. I have no experience with the sort of abuse the heroine endears, so if that character in this type of book is not written well, I tend to be annoyed by her refusal to change her “lot in life.” That was not the case with this book. I sympathized with both main characters, and not once did I yell at the heroine (in my head) or want to throw my Kindle at the wall. All I wanted was for both Lilah and Garrett to find their happily ever – together.

This is an emotional read about two individuals who have a great deal to overcome before they can truly be happy. You will enjoy the journey, all the way to the end, and this will be one of those books you will not want to leave when you reach that last page. Well done, Patricia Eddy.

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The Stand InThe Stand In by Rosanna Leo

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Such a fun read. Patrick and Winn have the right amount of chemistry to keep the pages turning, and turning, and turning. The situations they fall into are so funny, and they are so endearing… and so hot! It really is a solid, warm-fuzzy read, with the perfect sprinkling of spice.

I admit, I’m a sucker for a handsome, confident guy with a great sense of humor. Like Patrick. He’s the perfect book boyfriend, and I’m so glad he and Winn hook up, because they both deserve the happily ever after that Rosanna Leo gives them.

And one final note: the ending is just so darn cute! Highly recommend this read. You will not be disappointed.

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FuelFuel by Ashlynn Pearce

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This was the first book I’ve read by Ashlynn Pearce, and I can’t wait to read more! Plenty of angst and frustration to keep the reader turning pages, wanting to know what will happen next. Cassie is the headstrong and determined heroine who has come from an abusive background and just wants to escape and start her life over. Thrand (I love that name!) was her deceased brother’s best friend, until he escaped their small, backwoods town. Unbeknownst to him, Cassie had a crush on him when they were younger.

Their accidental meeting in Nashville, when neither knew the other was in town, works, if you know Nashville at all. It’s a big city and yet a small town and it’s entirely possible to bump into an old friend on the street.

The rest of the book centers around both characters growing- individually as well as together. We also get to watch as the band, Dirtslap, comes together. Oh, and the author gives us a taste of book two, as well, and I’m now eagerly awaiting the next happily ever after in the series. Well done, Ashlynn!

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Jump, Jive, & Wail with Kathryn R. Biel

I am so excited to be a part of the release day blitz for my friend and fellow author, Kathryn Biel. She has written a fabulous book with a fantastic cover, and it is my humble opinion that you should READ THIS BOOK! Let me give you a little info, just to solidify your decision…

 

Pageflex Persona [document: PRS0000038_00070] Title: Jump, Jive, and Wail

Author: Kathryn R. Biel

Release Date: January 29, 2015

Publisher: Kathryn R. Biel

Genre: Romance, Women’s Fiction

Pages: 249

 

 

What’s it about?

A rebel on the run…

Kaitlin Reynolds is used to fearlessly flying off mountains. But nearly two years after a devastating injury has ended her ski jumping career, Kaitlin is still struggling to put one foot in front of the other and find her new life. A chance meeting with a handsome stranger begins to put life into perspective. Dashing figure skater, Declan McLoughlin has just returned from the Olympics amid a swirl of publicity and fan fare. Just as Kaitlin begins to have hope again, her charming savior turns out to represent everything she has lost. If Kaitlin can just let go of the past and take a leap of faith, will she find herself soaring into Declan’s arms?

Add to your Goodreads TBR: Jump, Jive, and Wail

OR pick it up today at Amazon US or Amazon UK.

Want to get to know Kathryn?

KRBiel-PhotoTelling stories of resilient women, Kathryn Biel hails from upstate New York and is a spouse and mother of two wonderful and energetic kids. In between being Chief Home Officer and Director of Child Development of the Biel household, she works as a school-based physical therapist. She attended Boston University and received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from The Sage Colleges. After years of writing countless letters of medical necessity for wheelchairs, finding increasingly creative ways to encourage the government and insurance companies to fund her clients’ needs, and writing entertaining annual Christmas letters, she decided to take a shot at writing the kind of novel that she likes to read. Her musings and rants can be found on her personal blog, Biel Blather. She is the author of Good Intentions (2013), Hold Her Down (2014), I’m Still Here (2014), and the short story, Fly Robin Fly (Part of Cupid on the Loose: A Valentine’s Anthology 2015).

Social Networking Links

Website: http://kathrynbiel.blogspot.com

Goodreads: http://bit.ly/GRKRBiel

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kathrynrbiel

Twitter: https://twitter.com/KRBiel

Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/kathrynrbiel/

Congratulations on the new release, Kathryn!

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