Thursday, November 30, 2017

Deanna Martinez-Bey Wants to be Your First Stocking Stuffer

Please welcome Deanna Martinez-Bey back to Writer's Corner.  She is here today to share her new novel Hot 
Cocoa, Green Tea And The Man Who Sweetened My 
Heart.  This novel will be released tomorrow, and so we also wish her a happy pub day! This novel will be 
perfect for curling up during the winter months. 


Stephanie had been held hostage in an abusive marriage for nearly twelve years. She was manipulated, controlled and abused by her mentally unstable husband. The last physical altercation drove Stephanie to begin a new life, alone, just her and her ten-year-old son, Ray.
Stephanie made an exit plan. She would find a new school for Ray, a full-time job and a place to live and just when she thought that life would be calm and peaceful, her monster of a husband, soon to be ex-husband would rear his ugly head.
Stephanie winds up meeting a new friend through work. As time passes, they find that they are developing feelings for one another. After the divorce is final her ex-husband stirs up trouble yet again.
Would Stephanie and her new friend become an item or would all the trouble from her ex-monster have him packing his bags and running? Would Stephanie finally be awarded full custody of her son or would her ex sabotage that from ever happening?

Hot Cocoa, Green Tea, And the Man Who Sweetened My Heart, is a compelling story of love, fear, hatred and self-transformation with a touch of humor, intimacy and a hint of the paranormal. 
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About the Author:  
 Deanna has always aspired to be a writer. She started writing poetry and short          stories and the young age of seven. Born  in New Jersey, Deanna currently lives in a suburb of Raleigh, North Carolina. She    says. “I will always be a Jersey girl at      heart.” Which is why she came up with    her own recipe for, New Jersey coffee       cake, that she shares at the end of this     book. She has had several of her original recipes published over the years. They     have been featured in publications such  as: Taste of Home Magazine, Taste of Home “Best Of” cookbooks, Gooseberry Patch  cookbooks, local magazines and Women’s Day online, to name a few.

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Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Welcome to Christmas 2017!

Thank you to Little Brown for giving me a copy of Winter Solstice by Elin Hilderbrand.  I was given this copy from a Goodreads giveaway in exchange for an honest review. 

For fans of Elin Hilderbrand she has written the conclusion to the Quinn family journey.  Winter Solstice is not only the finale to the Winter Street series, but a sequel The Rumor.  I have not read either series or the Rumor.  I will be reviewing this book as a stand-alone. 


Once again the Quinn family will gather together for Christmas on Nantucket.  This Christmas will be different than the ones from the past.  It will be the last Christmas at the Inn.  Kelley the patriarch of the family is dying from brain cancer.  His wife Mitzi has all she can handle with caring for Kelley, and when their son Brett comes home from Afghanistan.  Will he find a way to reconnect with the world?  Ava has started a new chapter in New York, and closer to her mother Margaret the first wife of Kelley.  Ava may have different plans for the holidays coming up, but will they include being in Nantucket for Christmas?   Jennifer started her own business, and wants to get off on the right foot, in this new career.  Will one client ruin it all?  What happens when she receives an offer she can’t refuse from the ex-wife of her brother in-law Kevin?

My Thoughts: 

Elin Hilderbrand has another winner in Winter Solstice!  This finale to the Winter Street series is an easy page turner.  It is well written!  I felt that the author dealt with some more mature issues in this book.  The relationship that Brett had with his girlfriend relieved some of the tension for me.  I enjoyed meeting the Quinn family and watch them grow throughout the book.  

This book is a great read through the Christmas Holiday! 

To purchase a copy of Winter Solstice here.  You can also preorder Elin’s next summer book The Perfect Couple here



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