Sunday, April 15, 2012

Virtual Blog Tour: "Kiss Me Slowly" by Amber Lea Easton With Guest Post

Kiss Me Slowly
by Amber Lea Easton
Publisher: BookStrand.com
Length: 315 Pages
Genres: Contemporary Romantic Suspense

Blurb:
Trapped in a set-up that could have him in jail or dead by Monday, Jonathan Alexander trusts no one in his inner circle. It’s Saturday. His only hope is Grace Dupont, the best forensic accountant in Miami. But there’s a glitch with that idea. She’s also his ex-girlfriend who'd rather watch him drown than throw him a life vest. Going to her feels desperate…because he is.

Grace enjoys seeing Jonathan squirm. On your knees boy, she thinks as he pitches for her help. Always a sucker for the dark-haired-blue-eyed boys, she risks her precariously balanced life of secrets to help him. Helping him slaps a target on her back–she’s the key to proving his innocence and that’s a bad, bad thing.

Tangled up in a whirlwind of conspiracy, murder, million dollar money trails and diamond smuggling, Jonathan and Grace flee to the sea to stall for time to prove his innocence. Romance sizzles beneath Florida Keys’ sunshine. Both scoff at happy endings. Both doubt justice. Both know each kiss could be their last.

Available at:
Amazon | B&N | BookStrand.com

Due to the nature of the book and its excerpts having some words and situations I don't usually post about on my blog, I am going to link to yesterday's tour stop for the excerpts if you are interested.  Check here.


About the Author: Amber Lea Easton grew up in Hartford, South Dakota, where she spent her time daydreaming of big adventures over the horizon under a giant blue South Dakota sky. Now living in Colorado, she is an avid traveler who incorporates her real life travels into her novels as much as possible (minus the illegal activities her characters become immersed in--she swears). To her, setting is another character in the novel and often serves as an inspiration. Although she is a romantic suspense author, she's an avid reader of all genres or "whatever turns her on in the moment". Love is her motivation for all things--whether it be writing, traveling, playing with her dogs or hanging with her two teenagers--if it's not done with love, then what's the point?
To stay up to date with Amber Lea Easton's new releases and events, check out her website , check out her  blog at or email her at amber@amberleaeaston.com. Follow her on Twitter as @MtnMoxieGirl or on Facebook.

To follow the entire tour, check out this link.

Wing’n It
by Amber Lea Easton

A lot about life is unpredictable.  Heck, any one of us could get die tomorrow.  So--if life is all about the unknown--why is it so scary to leave our comfort zones?  You'd think we'd eventually get used to the idea of "wing'n it".

Although I’m getting better at it, I still get the heebie-jeebies when doing something I've never done before, which lately seems to happen almost daily.  (This virtual book tour being another one of my “firsts”!)

With me, though, it's not so much about being afraid of what's next, but being reluctant to release the old.  There’s something comforting about the same old routine, even if it’s not working anymore. 

Ever since my husband died, I've been on an endless loop of change that’s been forced upon me.  I lost him.  I lost the identity of wife and stay-at-home mom. I lost my sense of security and of partnership.  I changed--became darker and more cynical, I admit that.  I guess you could call that a loss of innocence...and confidence.

Forced change rarely goes smoothly.   I'd go so far to say that there were times I danced on the edge of crazy with my sense of overwhelm and made a few erratic choices.  Some people became collateral damage as I tried to figure out my “new normal”.  That's the part of change...letting go...moving forward... evolving...that sucks.

Now my life is unfolding in miraculous ways.  My confidence is back.  I'm taking care of unfinished business, confronting issues that would have festered before, standing my ground, pursuing dreams and embracing my writing career.  I'm taking control and heading full-throttle out of my comfort zone.

I no longer take anything or anyone for granted.  I say “yes” to all opportunities.  I say “I love you” without hesitation.  I refuse to settle for “less than”.  I laugh more...and cry more.  I feel more.

I'm not the same person I was a decade ago.  Hey, I'm not the same Amber I was a year ago.  But I firmly believe that I am who I am meant to be today, in this moment.  I feel that every change I've undergone, each decision I've made, has prepared me for all the good that's coming my way.  Living life in a constant state of flux, which is how it feels, is simply the way of things right now.

Most days I'm just clinging to the edge of my seat wondering what's gonna happen next...luckily, it's usually something amazing...or at least something worthy of a good story.
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    1. Sorry I accidentally deleted the above. :)

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  2. Thank you for hosting me, Ruth. Have a good Monday.

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