Monday, January 30, 2017

Book Release: I Will Follow: To Eternity And Beyond by Ju Ephraime @JuEphraime

I Will Follow: To Eternity And Beyond 
is a heady and sensual romance about a love that transcends time and place.
written by Ju Ephraime




Catherine is living a dream life, rescued from an orphanage and married to her best friend. Life couldn’t get any better, and she is the envy of everyone in the little town where she lives. But it turns into a nightmare the day she is given the news that will change her life forever… Her fairy tale life becomes a living hell on earth. 


For two years she exists, barely acknowledging one day from the next. Suddenly, without any warning, a stranger walks into her life, and everything is about to change. Is Catherine ready for the change, or is she still only living to die?

Titus is only visiting the home of his brother-in-law’s distant cousin. He isn’t looking for a relationship; neither is he searching for love. Yet, they both find him, with no advanced warning. Titus is not one to succumb without a fight, and boy does he fight, but it seems the harder he fights, the more the force pushing him into Catherine’s waiting arms fights back.

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"Ju Ephraime's historical romance, I Will Follow: To Eternity And Beyond, is a heady and sensual romance about a love that transcends time and place. Catherine and Cameron are marvelous characters. She's the guiding star that he's inescapably drawn to, and he's the knight in shining armor who snatches her from the clutches of an unscrupulous nun who means her nothing but harm. This novel is set in the pre-WWI years, and the author does a beautiful job of setting the scene, especially in the care she takes with the descriptions of the landed gentility and the growing in roads the automobile makes into the British countryside. While there are a number of scenes involving love-making and sensuality, they are well-written and appropriate for an adult audience. The paranormal aspect of this novel is also enticing and adds a touch of mystery to the plot. I Will Follow: To Eternity And Beyond is most highly recommended."Jack Magnus - Readers' Favorite 


Enjoy A Sample from Chapter 21
     Catherine continued on her way to her greenhouse, grateful she’d not run into Titus. She liked to think of him as Titus, not Lord Braithwaite, which somehow seemed too formal. He made her feel things. Things she hadn’t felt in years, and she resented him for it. She wanted him gone from Chatterwoods and her life back to being the way it was before the dinner party.

     She spent a very satisfying morning taking care of her plants and working on a new scent she was trying to create. It was almost there, but something was missing. She had to go through the oils she had in her small apothecary to see if there was anything there she could use to enhance the scent.

     Exhausted from the events of the previous night and everything that had taken place, including Titus entering her room, Catherine left the greenhouse and proceeded to go to her room. A long soak in her tub was what she needed. Catherine found it both a pleasure and a torture to soak in the tub. It reminded her so much of Cameron. He used to love to bathe her or use the bath water after her. She missed all these things about him. Everything about life excited him, and he had infected her with that excitement. It was like a contagion. Now that he was gone, she missed that excitement. 


     It was almost time for supper, so she got dressed, left her room, and was making her way to Suzan’s room to check up on her when she came face to face with Lord Braithwaite, walking out of Cameron’s room. Two things hit her at the same time. She could have sworn she saw Cameron walking out of his room. Rubbing her eyes, she looked again, but it was only Titus Braithwaite. He didn’t look like Cameron, except in their well-developed musculature, so how could she have mistaken the two? But all this aside, why was Lord Braithwaite still at Chatterwoods?
Ju Ephraime writes steamy high heat romances, packed with emotions and strong alpha characters and always a wonderful, happy ever after. She has won several awards for her writing, and had even seconded in Amazon Breakthrough Novel Contest, with her White Magic Woman. When not writing romance novels, Ju could be found writing children’s books, which includes her, Too-Clever series, a collection of ten children stories. Ju writes her children's stories under, Dr. Julia E. Antoine. These days she stays busy helping in the community and donating her services to a not-for-profit organization, which she helped establish. Presently, she resides in CT where she has lived with her family for the past thirty years. She still misses her time on the sunny Caribbean islands, but takes pleasure in using them as backdrops to some of her stories.

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"...steamy, provocative and fresh..." ~Midwest Book review
"a new level of heat!" ~Readers’ Favorite
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Thursday, January 26, 2017

Books: Interview with Canadian Writer H.M. Shander



Today we're excited to introduce you to H.M. Shander, a Canadian writer. Read on to find out more about her and her awesome books! 

It’s a pleasure to host you today. Tell us where you are from and your background.

I am from the Great White North, where it feels like we get winter from October until May. Summer is so freaking short. Seriously, though, I'm from Edmonton, Alberta. Home of the world's largest indoor triple loop roller coaster.

That sounds terrifying and it must give you ideas to write horror stories! Talking about writing, when did you realize you wanted to write and when did you start writing?

I've been writing since I was 14, but it was only after a NaNoWriMo 'win' in 2012 that jumpstarted the desire to work towards publication. I still have those original, (handwritten on loose-leaf, bound together with yarn, decorated with cut outs from Teen Magazine) tucked away. They are good for a solid laugh into the mindset of a naive 14-year-old. ;)

How fun! Those are precious memories. What genre do you write and what's your target audience?

I write Contemporary Romance, with some novels in the New Adult age category. My target audience is typically ladies from 15 - 40, although I know many men who have read my book, and many more above age 40.

Romance is ageless, right? How many books have you published? Do you have a favorite?


I've published three novels (well, four if you count the one coming out Feb 28th). My favourite so far has to be Duly Noted, because it's the most fun. It features a sport I quite enjoy, so it was a lot of fun gathering up 'research' on it and watching it all play out.

What is your favorite quote, and who wrote it?

"Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars" - I have no idea who wrote it though. It seems to have several credits.

It’s a quite inspirational quote, though! Do you have a favorite author? Who? What's your favorite book? Has this author or book influenced your writing in any way?

I have too many favourite authors and books to list as my absolute favourites. They influenced me because they never gave up on their dreams. In that regard, I will never give up on mine. I will tell the story that needs to be told, regardless of what is considered mainstream.

That’s the way to do it. And if you could be a character from any book, who would you like to be and why?

I'd like to be Hermione Granger - she's brilliant, loyal and beautiful. She's tough and never gives up.

Great choice. A real heroine. What are you working on now?

Right now I am halfway through the sequel to Duly Noted & That Summer. It is untitled for now, but I'm optimistic for a late 2017 release date. There are lots of twists and turns and the main characters have to face some really difficult decisions about their future and future relationships.

Sounds exciting. So where can we find out more about you and your work?

You can visit my website (www.hmshander.com), follow me on Twitter (@HM_Shander) or facebook (www.facebook.com/hmshander). I share lots of tidbits and teasers on my blog (hmshander.blogspot.ca) and share info on my books current and upcoming. 

Awesome! Is there anything else you'd like to share with our readers?

Yes - thanks for reading. Follow me on Twitter and chat with me. I'm exceptionally responsive. :) Thanks for taking a chance on an indie author and if you read my books, I hope you fall in love with the main characters. (PS. Andrew is super sweet, and Nate is totally swoon-worthy!)
If you go to this blog post, it has the newest release, as well as all the other book links. Much easier than posting them all. :)


Thank you so much for stopping by and telling us a little about you and your books. Good luck with the new launch and keep writing!