Thursday, September 30, 2021

Release Blitz: The Naked Fisherman (Fisherman #1) by Jewel E. Ann

 

The Naked Fisherman by Jewel E. Ann is now live!

USA Today & Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author, Jewel E. Ann returns with an addictive new adult romance about a young woman who discovers years of Sunday sermons didn't prepare her for the many lessons of the crude and sexy man who is now her boss.

It's official.

I'm eighteen and a young woman with endless possibilities on my way to reunite with my mom in Colorado after five years apart--she had a little weed incident in Nebraska.

At the airport, she springs the news on me ... she's leaving for a month of job training. And me? I'm left on my own in the basement she's renting from the fisherman, aka her landlord who lives upstairs.

He's ten years older than me. Never wears a shirt. And makes it hard to remember all the things I learned at Christian Academy.

Did I mention he's also my new boss?

 

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Meet Jewel E. Ann


Jewel is a Wall Street Journal & USA Today best selling author a with a quirky sense of humor. When she's not saving the planet one tree at a time, you can find her role modeling questionable behavior to her three boys, binge-watching Netflix with her husband, and writing mind-bending romance.

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Monday, September 27, 2021

Blog Tour Review & Excerpt" This is Why We Lie by Gabriella Lepore




 

ABOUT THE BOOK:

Riverdale meets One of Us Is Lying in This Is Why We Lie by Gabriella Lepore, a standalone thriller following two teens who discover a body off the coast of their seaside town. As they search for the killer, they will learn the students of both the local prep school and the nearby reform school will do anything to protect their secrets.

Everyone in Gardiners Bay has a secret.

When Jenna Dallas and Adam Cole find Colleen O’Dell’s body floating off the shore of their coastal town, the community of Gardiners Bay is shaken. But even more shocking is the fact that her drowning was no accident.

Once Jenna’s best friend becomes a key suspect, Jenna starts to look for answers on her own. As she uncovers scandals inside Preston Prep School leading back to Rookwood reform school, she knows she needs Adam on her side.

As a student at Rookwood, Adam is used to getting judgmental looks, but now his friends are being investigated by the police. Adam will do whatever he can to keep them safe, even if that means trusting Jenna.

As lies unravel, the truth starts to blur. Only one thing is certain: somebody must take the fall. 

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Bookshop.org:
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Barnes & Noble:
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Amazon:
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Kobo:
https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/this-is-why-we-lie

 
 
 
Excerpt

JENNA

Gardiners Bay at dawn is my secret. There’s a moment, right before the day starts, when the ocean is bathed in amber light. That first golden breath of morning. Everything is still, apart from the pelicans gathering near the water, their plump bodies shuffling along the shoreline. Sometimes I sit on the promenade for hours with my legs suspended over the pebble beach below, just watching the night turn to day. Watching the darkness turn to light.

               It’s often like this, just me and the birds. The only other people I tend to cross paths with at this hour are fishermen wearing heavy-duty gear and hugging their thermoses. They sit on the benches and swig their hot drinks while skimming the daily newspaper. Then they leave. A little while later, their boats drift out onto the water.

               Today, though, I’m the only one here.

               I raise my camera and adjust the focus, capturing the new light as it spills over the ocean. In the muted daylight, the silver tide is a murky, dull gray and frothing as it slaps against the shore.

               “Help! I need help!”

               My eyes dart across the shoreline. There’s a boy on the stretch of beach at the foot of Rookwood Cliff. He’s kneedeep in the water, fully dressed.

               He shouts again.

               I spring to my feet and run along the promenade. Ducking beneath the boardwalk railings, I jump down to the pebbled cove.

               The soles of my feet sting at the impact of the stones beneath my Converse. I scramble toward him, my footing slipping on the damp pebbles.

               It’s then that I recognize him.

               Adam.

               His jeans are soaked to the thigh. He’s wading through the shallows, his legs tangled in fishing net and seaweed. And a body lies limp in his arms. A girl. She’s swollen, her skin has turned purple, and one arm is swinging downward with the momentum of Adam’s labored movements.

               I press my hand to my mouth.

               “Call an ambulance,” he shouts.

               But all I can do is stand there, paralyzed by the sight. He lowers the girl onto the sand and begins CPR, breathing into her mouth.

               It’s too late, I want to tell him.

               She’s already dead.

Excerpted from This is Why We Lie by Gabriella Lepore, Copyright © 2021 by Gabriella Lepore. Published by Inkyard Press.

 
 
 
What I thought about This is Why We Lie
 
This is Why We Lie by Gabriella Lepore starts out right away with the discovery of a body. Adam Cole, a resident at the Rockwood Reform School comes walking out of the bay with the body of a young woman from the Preston Prep School. He's not alone either, as Jenna Dallas, another Preston student witnesses it all.

When Jenna returns to Preston, she finds out that one of her friends is a suspect in the death causing Jenna and Adam to start some investigating on their own. There's twists, turns, secrets and lies -- exactly what you would expect from a story like this one.

Gabriella Lepore is a new-to-me author, but I'm a sucker for a good prep school/reform school tale, and this one seemed like exactly what I was looking for. It did seem a bit odd that these these two schools would be in the same community, but it made for an interesting bad-boys/good-girls tale.

As a mystery/thriller, this worked okay for me. A bit more suspense could have been applied for my taste, but it didn't stop me from being engaged in the story. The dual POVs worked for well for presenting the story, but some of the flashbacks could have been smoother for this reader.

Overall, this mystery kept me guessing and kept me reading. And that's why I'm giving this four stars. 

 


ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Gabriella Lepore is a YA author from South Wales in the United Kingdom. She lives in the countryside with her husband James and daughter Sophia. When she isn’t reading or writing, she can usually be found exploring the coastline. She enjoys cups of tea, bookstore coffee shops, stormy beaches, and autumn days.

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