Saturday, October 22, 2016

Never Free by Paulina Lubas | Book Spotlight

Never Free

by Paulina Lubas

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Published: March 18th 2016
Page count: 342
Genre: Paranormal Romance

They say true love is eternal, but what happens when love turns into obsession?

The nice thing about fiction novels is that they allow readers to escape their own problems; readers can delve into a brand new world while forgetting their own lives. Readers can spend hours enthralled in new characters that seem as real as their own family and friends. Romance books can be especially good for escapism. It can be romantic to think that one day you'll meet "the One" and that they will take care of all your problems while promising to love you eternally. However, what if Mr. Right turned out to be a stalker instead? In Never Free, I took some of the tropes and clichés found in romance novels and I decided to look at them in a new way. Would it really be romantic to have someone kill for you?

In Never Free, Lana is a young woman with the power to see the past when she touches certain objects. When she meets Jake, it is not love at first sight. Thanks to some misunderstandings, the two slowly develop a romance. However, Lana begins to suspect that Jake is hiding something from her. When one of Jake's secrets is revealed, Lana meets William, and she cannot help but feel unnaturally attracted to him. Was he someone that she knew in a past life? Soon, William invades almost every aspect of her life, even appearing in her dreams. Will this attraction be the death of her? Will her love with Jake survive? Can she keep her family and friends safe?

            In Never Free, I strived to create a protagonist who is strong but who also has flaws and moments of weakness. Lana is not a superhero who can take on the world, but she also will not let others abuse her endlessly. She has many interests outside of the guy that she's dating; her life does not revolve around her love interest. The primary focus of Never Free is still romantic love, but Lana does set aside time for herself, her family, and her friends.

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About the author

Paulina Lubas is of Polish descent and lives in New Jersey. Some aspects of her family’s traditions have been utilized in Never Free. Paulina is currently attending university in order to obtain a Bachelor’s degree in history. She enjoys learning new things and then discussing them with others. In her spare time, she spends time with her fiancĂ©, her family, and her friends. She also enjoys playing video games, reading, and writing.

Paulina has a Twitter, a Facebook page, and a blog. If you have any comments or questions, or if you would like any updates or more information about Never Free, please feel free to contact her on any of her social media.

"I am working on a degree in history. Some of my knowledge has been implemented in Never Free. This is shown in some of the past lives that are discussed in the novel, as well as when Lana touches certain objects and sees the past.

Never Free has a few instances of violence. The violence is used to illustrate the danger of certain situations and characters; it has an important impact on the story."

Friday, October 21, 2016

Love in an Elevator: A Romantic Comedy Anthology | $50 Paypal Cash Giveaway


Love in an Elevator:

A Romantic Comedy Anthology

Laugh, swoon, and escape with this romantic comedy anthology!

Will an elevator ride change her life? In HOLD THE LIFT by Aven Ellis, Sierra Crawford ends up meeting sexy British hockey player Jude Parker after their elevator sticks. Sierra finds herself getting to know Jude—and she likes what she sees. But he wouldn’t be interested in a food-obsessed assistant editor right? Sierra knows she’s quirky—her fondness of Magic 8 Balls is proof of that—so there’s no way he could look her way. Or can he?

In DOWN, THEN UP by Beth Labonte, Lauren Oswald never expected to see her college love, Jamie, again. Not after the way things ended. She certainly doesn’t expect to see him ten years later at a bachelorette party in Vegas, waiting inside a hotel elevator. Slightly older. Different haircut. No wedding ring. Same eyes. As the pair embark on a late night errand, Lauren is flooded with memories of how Jamie became the one that got away—and she realizes that this one night could be their last chance to make things right.

In GOING UP? by Whitney Dineen, Fiona Kitchen had a dream when she moved to New York and it wasn’t taking a job as an elevator operator in a posh, West Side, apartment building. She also didn’t expect to meet a hot handyman, a Columbian drug lord and a notorious mob boss and then fall for one of them in a big way. Life in the Big Apple isn’t quite turning out the way she planned, but who said that was a bad thing?

In Becky Monson’s TAKING A CHANCE, Liza Parker has a fear of heights, crowds and small spaces. So what’s a girl like her doing on a crowded elevator going to the top of the Empire State Building? Freaking out, that’s what she’s doing. Enter Jay Sanders, a tourist who thinks he might be able to help Liza face her fears, but she has to be willing to spend the day with a complete stranger. Maybe taking a chance on Jay is just what Liza needs.

In HAPPY TO BE STUCK WITH YOU by Rich Amooi, Becca has had an office crush on Daniel—Mr. Delicious—for over a year. Getting stuck in an elevator with him was the last thing she expected. If only she can control her claustrophobia. To make matters worse, they're also stuck with an eighty-year-old man who has a weak bladder, and a penchant for playing cupid. But life is unpredictable. Sometimes, getting stuck is the best thing that can happen.

Computer genius Maisy Potter crosses an ocean to take her dream vacation at an English country estate … where the winsome Mark Prebys works below stairs. With him, Maisy discovers a carefree happiness she's never known. But will the troubles dogging her from back home, a secret or two whispered behind the parlour curtains, and misunderstandings to beat the band extinguish the magic they think they've found in each other? And if not, what happens when Maisy's enchanting holiday ends? Find out in

In THE ONLY WAY IS UP by Lindy Dale, Meet Bailey Burns: hottest thing on the literary circuit. And the most reluctant. After fainting in a lift and regaining consciousness to find herself kissing a stranger, Bailey thinks her week can’t get much worse. But it can. Much worse. Bailey is about to be proposed to by a crazed fan wearing a vampire costume. She’s about to discover she’s in relationship with the guy she kissed. Not only that, but said guy happens to be her new PR manager. Oh dear!

In OUT OF ORDER, by Dee Ernst, Grace has sworn off good-looking men. As soon as she starts dating one of them, she transforms from a mature, confident woman to a needy teen-aged girl. So when she meets Seth, the best-looking man she’s ever seen, she makes the right choice — forget all about him. But a neurotic golden retriever and a broken elevator keep bringing them together. Is the world working against her… or maybe the gods are finally smiling?

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Praise for the Book

", easy, and highly entertaining reads, perfect for when you have a night in and need a little hit of frivolity and a happily ever after."-Author Jennifer Collin

"Touching, funny, and--true to the elevator theme--an uplifting and wonderful ride." -Author Jo Perry

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Spooktacular Giveaway Hop!

Spooktacular Giveaway Hop

October 22nd to 31st

So, it's October. It means two things. One: my birthday is coming y'all! It's on the 22nd of October, if you care to know that little detail about me, and I'll be turning twenty four (yes, I am a female and no, I'm really not into hiding my age). It seriously scares the shit out of me (not literally) whenever I pause to think (I do that a lot these days) and realize that I've been a grown up for a few years now.  I still don't feel like a grown up.

Two: Halloween is also coming! Hence, the Halloween themed giveaway hop.

The Spooktacular Giveaway Hop, hosted by Bookhounds, works like this: each participating blog hosts a giveaway and then we link up together allowing our followers to hop easily from one giveaway to another. For followers, it means lots of chances to win free books. For blogs hosting giveaways, it means lots of new visitors and followers. 

The Spooktacular Giveaway Hop runs from October 22nd to 31st (EST). 
- One winner will get a $10 Amazon Gift Card
- Open internationally!
    As per the hop rules, there are a total of six entries (with one mandatory entry). Following via Bloglovin' is the only mandatory entry. All other entries are optional (do as few or as many you like). After you have entered my giveaway, feel free to hop on to another blog from the list below for more chances to win. Enter through the Rafflecopter form below. The promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook, Pinterest, Google, Twitter, Bloglovin or Instagram.
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