Brinda Berry's Blog

May 25, 2015

I vowed in March to be a better blogger. It's good I didn't place bets on keeping that promise to myself. In the scheme of things in my life, it's not so bad to have broken that promise. There have been a lot of plans I've made that get side-swiped faster than a driver who's texting.

It's time for me to come clean with you--my readers and friends. Earlier this month, I was interviewed by Abbie Roads on her blog (click here if you'd like to read). I talked about my diagnosis of breast cancer this year and about my writing life. I didn't intend to get so personal when I'd answered her questions. But Abbie is a dear friend who happens to also have experience as a mental health counselor. She would definitely know if I tried to gloss over my difficult year. 

I've also continued to blog on READerlicious.com, NAalley.com, and the Diamond State Romance Authors blog. So, please check those sites out.
Picture I am currently gearing up to release the SERENDIPITY BOXED SET with the first three novels in that series so readers can have all three at once. There are shared characters for these standalones, but I think they are best enjoyed in sequence. 

This set will be available on June 8, 2015.

It includes three full-length novels: CHASING LUCK, TEMPTING FATE, and SEDUCING FORTUNE.

You might recognize the cover couple. They also grace the cover of the third book in my series. 

Cover design and photography by Lindee Robinson Photography
Models: Destiny Mankowski, Ahmad Kawsan What's next on my writing agenda? I have a novella which will be part of a sweet, contemporary box set in July. I'm writing the first book of a new series that I plan to release in the fall. I'm toying with writing the follow-up novel to SHIMMER, but I'm not sure of when I can fit that in. 

Too many book ideas, not enough time.

If you haven't read THE WAITING BOOTH (Whispering Woods #1), it's free at this time. Click here to grab it for FREE at all book retailers.

If you haven't read SHIMMER, it will be free on Amazon on Tuesday, May 26th- Thursday, May 28th.

Happy reading!

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Published on May 25, 2015 10:51 • 3 views

March 16, 2015

Picture Seducing Fortune Seducing Fortune by Brinda Berry 
Book 3 of the Serendipity novels
Publication date: March 15, 2014
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Suspense

Trust is the name of the game and fate holds the wild card... 

Ex-stripper Emerson doesn't have the time to fall for her boss Dylan. Between working three jobs and attending college, Emerson's schedule doesn't have room for a boyfriend. Especially not Dylan, who's the poster boy for misbehaving bachelors—the kind of guy who belongs in Emerson's old life. But when a stalker with connections to her convict father threatens Emerson's loved ones, suddenly Dylan's the only one who calls to her heart. 

As the heat between them rises, will Emerson risk his life by opening up to him? Or will she risk his love to stop a criminal? First, I'd like to apologize for my lengthy absence. I've had a rough start to 2015. That being said, I'm looking forward to more regular posting here. Some of you who read this blog have known me since the beginning of my writing career. I thank you for sticking around. 

I began self-publishing New Adult novels (the Serendipity series) in 2014. I also got my rights reverted to my first YA series (Whispering Woods) and published those with new covers. I'm happy to say that despite getting behind on my personal schedule, I published my sixth full-length novel this month. 

I announced Seducing Fortune to my newsletter mailing list along with including the first chapter and a giveaway for a print book of Tempting Fate (Book 2 in the series). Before Christmas, I gave away the complete Whispering Woods signed print set. If you'd like to belong to that mailing, make sure to sign up at bit.ly/Brinda_Berry. That's also where I will give away Advanced Reader Copies, deleted scenes, and special perks for readers. 

Please join me in celebrating my book birthday! Although Amazon is where I uploaded the book last, it's the first one to go live. Two other retailers also have Seducing Fortune up for the introductory price of $2.99.  Seducing Fortune is live at the retailers below. It will also be available on B&N, iBooks, Kobo, and the Book Depository. Picture Picture

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Published on March 16, 2015 06:42 • 21 views

December 17, 2014

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Title: He Saved Me

Series: He Found Me #2

Author: Whitney Barbetti

Release Date: December 18, 2014

Genre: New Adult Romance

SYNOPSIS: JulianI’ve come to understand that I’ll always find her. She’s my North Star, my sense of direction. In her, I’ve found my home. She tells me I saved her. But the truth is, she saved me. But nothing good can ever last. Andra’s keeping secrets. She’s holding something back. I’m trying, desperately, to anchor her. To let me in, to let me help. But will all my efforts end up with a ghost of a girl I love? AndraI’m used to disappearing. Vanishing into thin air, without a trace of who I’ve been or where I’ve gone. But it’s so much harder to do with a broken heart and no hope for a happy ending. Sometimes the only people who can put all the pieces of us back together are the ones we least expect to. That’s what Julian did for me. Julian found me. But now, all Six wants is to keep me locked up, away from the world, away from the Monster. I can’t live like that. It’s not living at all. Because I still have unfinished business. And I’m going to make sure the Monster gets what’s coming to him.

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Please note: This is a continuation of He Found Me. Characters from Ten Below Zero do appear in He Saved Me. This is the final installment of Julian and Andra's story. The sequel is 99 cents for Release Weekend ONLY. Buy He Saved Me The first book, HE FOUND ME, is available on Kindle Unlimited. Buy He Found Me GIVEAWAYSInstead of one Rafflecopter with one winner, Whitney Barbetti is going to be doing TOUR STOPS on December 17, 18, 19, and 20. She'll be doing a one-hour takeover at 9 PM EST in the following Facebook groups. Join these groups and stay tuned win paperbacks, swag, and ebooks! December 17: Barbetti's Babes December 18: Grayson's Girls December 19: Three Girls and a Book Obsession Book Club December 20: Dearest Series Fans Connect with Whitney Barbetti Website | Facebook | Goodreads | Amazon | Twitter

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Published on December 17, 2014 06:00 • 23 views

December 14, 2014

I hope you guys are having a terrific holiday season. One of the best ways to enjoy this time is to take a timeout from the hustle and bustle with a good book. Medeia Sharif has a new release! This one sounds like a winner. Check out the Vitamins and Death blurb and enter Medeia's giveaway.
~Brinda Picture  VITAMINS AND DEATH by Medeia Sharif 

YA Contemporary, Prizm Books

Release Date December 10, 2014

Purchase from Prizm, Amazon – Vendor sites will be updated on the author’s site.

Deidra Battle wants nothing more than to be invisible. After her mother, a public school teacher, engages in an embarrassing teacher-student affair at Lincoln High, they relocate to a different neighborhood and school. Being her mother's briefcase, Deidra joins her mother at her new workplace, Hodge High. Since her mother has reverted to her maiden name and changed her appearance, she thinks no one will figure out they're the Battles from recent news and that they're safe. Neither of them is. Hodge brings a fresh set of bullies who discover details about the scandal that changed Deidra's life. Feeling trapped at home with an emotionally abusive, pill-addicted mother and at school with hostile classmates who attempt to assault and blackmail her, Deidra yearns for freedom, even if she has to act out of character and hurt others in the process. Freedom comes at a price.

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Published on December 14, 2014 05:16 • 13 views

December 5, 2014

PictureThree full length novels in one supernatural collection.

Book blurb:

Three full length novels in one supernatural collection. 

In THE BIRD WITH THE BROKEN WING, a guardian angel finds herself trapped in Purgatory with a young soldier she was assigned to watch over. She knows the terrible secret that's keeping him trapped in limbo, but can't understand why she's stuck with him. 

In FEEDBACK, three teenagers receive the organs of deceased CIA agent and take on the task of completing the mission the spy died midway through, that of deactivating bacteria bombs threatening millions of lives. 

In LITTLE RED GEM, bad advice from a ghost, magic courtesy of an unsuspecting half-sister, and a televised music talent show see this teen make more of a mess in death than she ever made in life. 

That's over 500 pages of action, drama, adventure, teen issues, and romance in one unputdownable book.

Book details
Release date: December 1st, 2014
eBook
No. of pages: 535
ISBN: 9781311944474
ASIN: B00O7GQRLY
Paperback
No. of pages: 564
ISBN-13: 978-1503096110 
ISBN-10: 1503096114 
Genre: YA paranormal 

Links to buy
E BOOK

Amazon US
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00O7GQRLY 
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Music first captured the creative interest of D L Richardson. She got her first acoustic guitar at age ten, and in high school she sang with the school band. When she left school she helped form her own rock band where she sang lead vocals, played bass guitar, and wrote all the lyrics. 

At age 26 she realized she wanted to write novels for the rest of her life, or die trying, so she sold her equipment, quit pursuing a music career and began writing instead. She now have six books published and is working on an urban fantasy series a second short story collection.

She lives in Australia on the NSW South Coast with her husband and dog. When she’s not writing or reading she can be found practicing her piano, playing the guitar or walking the dog. 

She is currently writing a serialised four book apocalyptic novel and working on a second volume of short stories. 

Author contacts

Email: dlrichardsonbooks@bigpond.com 
Blog:  dlrichardsonwrites.blogspot.com
Website: www.dlrichardson.com  
Facebook:  facebook.com/dlrichardsonbooks  
Twitter:  twitter.com/#!/DLRichardson1  





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Published on December 05, 2014 04:01 • 24 views

December 3, 2014

PictureOn Monday, I mentioned that I'm a huge fan of Chanel Cleeton's International School series. French Kissed is the third book in this series and we get to read about Fleur and Max. Chanel knows how to write the characters that are fighting one minute and steaming up the room in the next. I asked Chanel if she'd share a playlist with us today. I love the songs she picked for the characters.
~Brinda Picture Chanel's French Kissed Playlist Fleur
“She Will Be Loved” by Maroon 5 (http://youtu.be/nIjVuRTm-dc)
“Begin Again” by Taylor Swift (http://youtu.be/cMPEd8m79Hw)

Fleur & Max
“Carry You Home” by James Blunt (see embedded video below)
“Fix You” by Coldplay  (see embedded video below)

Max
“Please Forgive Me” by David Gray  (see embedded video below)

Theme Song
“La Vie en Rose” by Melody Gardot (http://youtu.be/Elc0oThyV3Q)

Picture BOOK LINKS: 

Goodreads linkhttps://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22858376-french-kissed


FRENCH KISSED (International School Book #3)

Amazon: http://amzn.to/ZH8BeL

Barnes & Noble: http://bit.ly/1vlkljJ

iBooks: http://bit.ly/1x2UaLu

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Published on December 03, 2014 06:00 • 24 views

November 30, 2014

Chanel Cleeton is one of my favorite New Adult authors and I love her International School series. I look forward to reading this one since I enjoyed the first two so much. Make sure to enter Chanel's giveaway at the bottom of this post!
~Brinda PictureFRENCH KISSED by Chanel Cleeton
December 1, 2014
International School Book 3
New Adult Contemporary Romance 

BOOK SUMMARY: 

On the surface, Fleur Marceaux has it all. If only the facade matched reality. With one year left at the International School in London, Fleur’s struggling to graduate, her love life is a mess, and she can’t stop thinking about Max, her ex-boyfriend’s best friend. But all that pales compared to the blackmailer determined to destroy her. 

There’s a social hierarchy at the International School and Max Tucker is outside the velvet ropes. After watching Fleur break his friend’s heart, Max knows to stay away from trouble, despite the crush he’s had on her since freshman year. But when they’re partnered on a project, Max learns there’s more to Fleur than meets the eye, and she just might be worth the wild ride. 

The more time they spend together, the further Max falls. And when a kiss awakens a passion Fleur never imagined, she’s unable to resist Max, who she had thought was all wrong for her but might be the only thing that’s right. But will he stand by her when her secrets are revealed?

Don’t miss the final book in the International School series. This New Adult romance is recommended for readers 17 and up.


BOOK LINKS: 

Goodreads link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22858376-french-kissed


FRENCH KISSED (International School Book #3)

Amazon: http://amzn.to/ZH8BeL

Barnes & Noble: http://bit.ly/1vlkljJ

iBooks: http://bit.ly/1x2UaLu

I SEE LONDON (International School Book #1) 

Amazon:  http://amzn.to/MpM27V

Barnes & Noble: http://bit.ly/1ibPGgh

iBooks: http://bit.ly/1ewcogY


LONDON FALLING (International School Book #2):

Amazon:  http://amzn.to/1n6rvo2

Barnes & Noble: http://bit.ly/VxbiOd

iBooks: http://bit.ly/1ziLXaq
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Originally a Florida girl, CHANEL CLEETON moved to London where she received a bachelor’s degree from Richmond, The American International University in London and a master’s degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science. Chanel fell in love with London and planned to stay there forever, until fate intervened on a Caribbean cruise and a fighter pilot with smooth dance moves swept her off her feet. Now, a happily ever after later, Chanel is living her next adventure in Asia.

Law school made Chanel realize she’d rather spend her days writing sexy stories than in a courtroom, and she hasn’t looked back since. An avid reader and hopeless romantic, she’s happiest curled up with a book. She has a weakness for handbags, her three pups, and her fighter pilot husband. 

She is the author of I SEE LONDON and LONDON FALLING, published by Harlequin HQN, the upcoming FRENCH KISSED, and FLIRTING WITH SCANDAL, the first book in a new three-book series to be released by Penguin/Berkley in 2015. 

AUTHOR LINKS:

Website:   www.chanelcleeton.com

Facebook:   www.facebook.com/authorchanelcleeton

Twitter:   www.twitter.com/chanelcleeton

Goodreads:   www.goodreads.com/chanelcleeton

Newsletter:   www.chanelcleeton.com/mailing-list/

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Published on November 30, 2014 06:00 • 18 views

November 20, 2014

Picture Title: The List
Author: Kate L. Mary
Genre: NA Contemporary Romance
Series: College of Charleston series, Book #1
Publisher: Lyrical Press
Release Date: May 25, 2015
Synopsis:

The List.
Twenty things every girl must do before she turns twenty. . . 


Body piercing
Get drunk
First kiss 


But thanks to her crazy, over-protective father, Annie Roth is way behind schedule. Good thing it’s her first semester of college, because Annie is more than ready to start checking off items. . .

Fake ID
Skinny dipping
Road trip!!!


Where it gets complicated?  Ryan and Chris. Best friends. Both sweet, funny, totally hot, and totally into Annie.

 But there are some things on The List that Annie only wants to do with Ryan. . .

Lose it
Get Heart Broken
Fall in love


Links:

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Kate L. Mary is a stay-at-home mother of four and an Air Force wife. She grew up in a small town just north of Dayton, Ohio where she and her husband met at the age of twelve. Since their marriage in 2002, they have lived in Georgia, Mississippi, South Carolina, and California.

Kate enjoys any post-apocalyptic story - especially if zombies are involved - as long as there is a romantic twist to give the story hope. Kate prefers nerdy, non-traditional heroes who can make you laugh to hunky pieces of man-meat, and her love of wine and chocolate is legendary among her friends and family. She currently resides in Oklahoma with her husband and children.

Be sure to check out her bestselling BROKEN WORLD series, which is a top 100 book in dystopian and post-apocalyptic fiction on Amazon.

Social Media Links:

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Published on November 20, 2014 06:00 • 8 views

November 19, 2014

PictureVersions - Blacklist Novella 1

The truth doesn't have versions. Or does it?

Rin Lee covered her childhood in dirt and danced on its grave. Only she pranced a little too hard and spent her young-adult life tiptoeing the straight and narrow. Things finally paid off in the form of a job with the Department of Defense, a home of her own, and a boyfriend muscled enough he put Zach Efron to shame. Until one text reveals a hideous truth that splinters her world.

Suddenly she can’t trust Nate or their surrogate family of friends. Can she possibly trust Luck—the man who mirrors her soul, scares her beyond the neat confines she’s erected around herself, and makes her scrutinize the versions she’s always been too angry to see?

Luck turned to the streets out of necessity, while Rin slapped on blinders and ignored those willing to help her. A stupid move for a sultry young woman. But the skills she learned in the rough and tumble underbelly of DC will serve his latest assignment well. Because people like them have the instinct to survive.


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AVAILABLE EVERYWHERE - MARCH 1, 2014

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About the Author:
Megan Mitcham was born and raised among the live oaks and shrimp boats of the Mississippi Gulf Coast, where her enormous family still calls home. She attended college at the University of Southern Mississippi where she received a bachelor's degree in curriculum, instruction, and special education. For several years Megan worked as a teacher in Mississippi. She married and moved to South Carolina and began working for an international non-profit organization as an instructor and co-director.

In 2009 Megan fell in love with books. Until then, books had been a source for research or the topic of tests. But one day she read Mercy by Julie Garwood. And Oh Mercy, she was hooked!

Megan lives in Southern Arkansas where she pens heart pounding romantic thriller novels and window steaming erotic romance. For sneak peeks and giveaways sign up for her newsletter at www.meganmitcham.com. You can also follow her on FacebookTwitterPinterest & Goodreads! 

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Published on November 19, 2014 05:30 • 14 views

November 18, 2014

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Love Always by Sheena Binkley 
(Love, Life, & Happiness, #5) 
Publication date: November 12th 2014
Genres: New Adult, Romance

Synopsis:
Riana:
From the first moment I’d laid eyes on Shawn Walker, I never thought he would be the love of my life. In the three years we have been together, we have been through so much, and I couldn’t imagine anyone else I would have wanted by my side. Now, we’re about to experience another event that has us both in shock. Will we be able to get through this one together, or will it end up destroying our relationship?
Shawn:
I never thought I would experience love again until Riana Robertson entered my life. The two of us have been through hell and back, but we’re still standing. Now that I’ve graduated Shaw and heading into the real world, I have a lot of responsibility, not just for myself, but for my growing family. With all of the issues surrounding Riana and me, will we slowly lose sight of the love we have for each other, or will it strengthen us as a couple?


Goodreadshttps://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23277594-love-always?ac=1

Purchase:
--Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Love-Always-Life-Happiness-Book-ebook/dp/B00O1LNY9I/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1416233384&sr=8-1&keywords=Love+Always+sheena
--B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/love-always-sheena-binkley/1120730014?ean=2940150640030
--GooglePlay: https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Sheena_Binkley_Love_Always?id=ythNBQAAQBAJ&hl=en
--Smashwords: http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/491984
--iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/love-always/id941001057?mt=11


AUTHOR BIO
Sheena Binkley first discovered her love for storytelling when writing her first story for a class project at the tender age of nine. Since then, she has composed several short stories and numerous tales that are not only engaging, but simply entertaining. She is also a freelance writer, penning articles on various topics including education and entertainment. Besides writing, she loves reading, shopping, and spending time with family and friends. She lives in Houston (where the weather is always unpredictable) with her husband and son.

Author links:
http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7092860.Sheena_Binkley
http://sheenabinkley.com/
https://twitter.com/ChevonBink
https://www.facebook.com/sheenabinkleyauthor
http://eepurl.com/U1gqj

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Published on November 18, 2014 04:30 • 16 views