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Friday, August 22, 2014

Book Fun Friday - Let's Welcome J. M. Stewart



Welcome to Book Fun Friday Where we Promote Books of our Author Friends
Our motto: It's never too early or too late to promote your books!

Today's Feature:


 





Let's welcome and hear A little about JM Stewart: 



 

    


I write passionate, heartfelt contemporary romance. I live in the Pacific Northwest with my husband, two sons, and two very spoiled dogs. I’m a hopeless romantic and I’ve been devouring romance novels for as long as I can remember. Writing them has become my obsession.
 
Today Joanne is featuring her contemporary romance entitled
A Second Chance at Forever :




         


 

Log Line 
Sometimes, second chances come from the last place you expect…

Book Tag Line:
A heart shattered by divorce, a life destroyed by tragedy...can they heal each other’s hearts and find happiness together?

Book Blurb 


Recently divorced and working two jobs, Angela Lewis’s life has no room for love. Yet when her childhood crush finds her at the nightclub where she works as a stripper and expresses his interest, Angela can’t resist. She only wants one night to live the fantasy her alter ego provides.
           
Alex McKinley is still trying to pick up the pieces of his shattered life. He’s come to Vegas to try and forget, and one night with sexy Candy is exactly what he needs. He gets more than he bargained for, however, when he discovers she's his best friend sister. Suddenly little Angie’s all grown up and driving him crazy.

The more time he spends with Angela, the more he finds himself falling for the woman she’s become. She makes him want to live again. But can he convince her to take a chance on him?


Excerpt:


“You’re right, Ang. I can’t tell you I’m in love with you. I don’t even know if I’m capable of love again. Frankly, my heart is still in pieces. All I can promise you is right now. That I won’t let you go through this alone. Those are my babies too and I want them. I want you. More than I’ve wanted anything in a long time. You’re like…. God, Ang, you’re like watching the sun rise for the first time. It’s beautiful and breathtaking. All I want is to stay here in this moment. But this”—he held his arms out from his sides, indicating the whole of him—“this is all I’ve got. Just me. Kind of broken, a little uncertain and probably doing everything wrong, but what I’ve got…is all yours.”



It surprised him how much he meant it.



She didn’t say anything, merely stared at him, looking confused and uncertain. He dared to close the distance between them and lightly pressed his body against hers. He reveled at the feel of her there as he stared into her eyes, searching for that place inside of her where they connected.



Her breathing hitched. Her heart raced against his chest in time with his own. But she didn’t protest, didn’t push him away. He took that as a positive sign. He cupped her cheek in his palm, stroked his thumb along her lower lip, his gaze following for a moment before he looked back up at her. “You make me happier than I’ve been in a long time, Ang.”


Question for You:
A Second Chance at Forever begins with two people stepping outside their comfort zones, which is exactly what I was doing when I began this story. I was taking a chance on something that was new for me at the time. Have you ever done that? Had to step outside of your comfort zone, only to end up in a place you didn’t expect? How’d it turn out?

Please make a comment for J.M Stewart. You have to be logged on to Google, post your comment, answer a computer thingy and Publish! Looking forward to hearing from you! :)
 

Here are J.M. Stewart's Links:
Author links: Website /Blog /Twitter /Facebook
Buy links: Amazon – B&N -- Kobo -- The Wild Rose Press

 

12 comments:

  1. Yes, I've stepped outside my comfort zone when I left England and moved to Canada. It's been great. Oh there have been up and downs; a car accident that left me bedridden for months, going broke etc. You know life happens, but 25 years after I moved I' happy and content.
    Great book Joanne. Good luck

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    1. Wow. That's quite a move! Glad to hear you love it, though. I think that makes life worth it. :) Thanks for commenting, Marlow!

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  2. I once rappelled down a 90 foot cliff. (You will note I said ONCE.) I'm terrified of heights. I almost backed out but I watched two ten year olds go ahead of me and got my back up. Stepping off that cliff was one of the hardest things I ever did. It changed me in ways it took a long time to understand. Never let fear hold you hostage.

    Good luck Joanne.

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    1. Oh my God. You are seriously brave. I'm terrified of heights myself. I'm not sure I could do that. lol But I agree. Never let fear stop you. Thanks so much for commenting, Carol!

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  3. I've stepped outside of my comfort zone too many times to count. Sometimes you have to say "yes" to life even when it's terrifying. However I have made a life decision that I never have to ride another roller coaster.

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    1. I'm a normally shy, reserved girl. I've always held back, but the older I get, the more I tend to agree. I agree about roller coaster's though. Just...can't. lol Thanks for commenting, Susan!

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  4. I took a huge "leap of faith" out of my comfort zone when I started submitting my manuscript. I had been sitting on it for years and never dreamed I was good enough. So happy that I did venture outside. Great post, Joanne!

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    1. Congrats on taking that leap, Mary! Thanks for commenting!

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  5. Oh yeah, like with this writing pursuit. I've had a varied financial services background so stepping into the Art side of things has been challenging. Fun. But challenging. And I'm addicted, I can't turn away. This year I'll have three books come out so things are happening and for that I am very grateful!

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    1. Congrats on following, Celia. And congrats on the books! I kind of fell into writing myself and I can't walk away either. :)

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  6. This is a book I need to read! Congrats, JM!!

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    1. Thanks, Calisa! I have to admit this one's a favorite. Alex is one of those heroes who got to me. Thanks for commenting!

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