Saturday, April 30, 2016

The Rest of My Life by Sheryl Browne - Guest Post, Book Review & Giveaway

About Sheryl Browne


Heartache, humour, love, loss & betrayal, Sheryl Browne brings you edgy, sexy, poignant fiction. A member of the Crime Writers' Association, Romantic Novelists' Association and shortlisted for the Best Romantic e-book Love Stories Award 2015, Sheryl has several books published and two short stories in Birmingham City University anthologies. Sheryl's latest contemporary romance novel was recommended to the publisher by the WH Smith Travel fiction buyer. THE REST OF MY LIFE comes to you from award winning Choc Lit. When she's not writing, Sheryl can be found doing strange things like skydiving from 20,000 feet or abseiling down buildings, which possibly makes her a little bit mad.

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It’s here!
 
Thanks to the lovely people at Choc Lit and the wonderful WH Smith Travel Book Buyer, Matthew Bates, The Rest of My Life is on the shelves at WH Smith Travel! How fabulous is that? After the odd bazillion years writing, this author is one happy little bunny. I am honestly thrilled to bits and I’d like to say a huge THANK YOU to the many book bloggers and readers who have supported me every step of the way. My writing journey has been a bit of a bumpy one and I confess to dropping down the odd pothole along the way. Without my friends lending me a hand – or a shoulder, or an ear! – I might still be languishing down there. I could not do this without you!
If you do happen to spot The Rest of My Life on your travels, I would love you to post a pic to Twitter or Facebook. It might take me a while to get around all the stores – and then I’ll probably be arrested for loitering.
If you don’t happen to be passing a store, you can still grab it on Amazon of course!

Meanwhile, here’s a teeny little EXCERPT:

‘Bloody hell, I don’t believe it,’ Nathaniel gasped as he crossed the bridge over the river.
‘No, me neither.’ Lauren gave Sienna a despairing glance over her shoulder. ‘You should see what’s she’s writing.’
‘He’s up! He’s running!’ Nathaniel slowed the car. ‘Either I’m having a mental aberration or he is.’
‘Who?’ Lauren glanced idly through the windscreen.
‘Adam.’ Nathaniel nodded ahead to a jogger coming towards them. ‘He hasn’t done that since … In a long time.’
‘Adam?’ Sienna and Lauren exclaimed together.
‘One and the same,’ Nathaniel assured them, slowing the car to a crawl as he pulled out to allow Adam to pass on the inside.
‘I don’t believe it,’ Lauren echoed Nathaniel, now gawking through the windscreen.
Nor do I. Sienna peered between the two of them, her eyes travelling the length of Adam as he approached and her mouth all but drooling. Delicious. Muscle-ripplingly, heart-stoppingly, tummy-clenchingly gorgeous. Sienna breathed deeply, her muscles down below luxuriating in another mini-orgasm at the thought of what that body had done to hers.
‘Don’t strain anything, will you?’ Nathaniel shouted through Lauren’s hastily opened window, as Adam slowed.
Adam grinned mischievously, his eyes flitting to Sienna. ‘I’ll try not to,’ he said, waving behind him as he jogged on.
‘Not the bits that count anyway. Wouldn’t want the entire female race to die of disappointment,’ Lauren commented drolly, her head twizzling on her neck and her eyes gazing appreciatively after Adam, nevertheless. ‘Looks like he’ll be charging you more for it now he’s honing it,’ she said with a smirk, turning back.
‘Lauren!’ Sienna’s eyeballs almost flew out. ‘Shhhh.’
‘Oh. Oops.’ Lauren looked sheepish this time as she glanced at her. ‘Sorry, hon. I thought Nathaniel knew you and Adam were … Ouch!’
Lauren scowled as Sienna tugged on a lock of her hair.
Perfect. Sienna closed her eyes. Adam finally does something his friend approves of and now he’s no doubt back in the doghouse. ‘He doesn’t charge,’ she mumbled. ‘I told you, Lauren, it was a misunderstanding. The woman wasn’t paying him. She was …’ Sienna stopped, searching for a way to diplomatically say what she actually was.
 
And The Rest of My Life – VIDEO!
 


In other news, Learning to Love is now proof read and will be released in May!
I don’t have an official release date or cover image yet, but do you fancy a peek at the video? I would LOVE your feedback (it’s one I’ve agonised over. I think it’s okay, but …)
 


Thank you for allowing me to shout out my news!
Keep safe all!

The Rest of My Life
blurb
 
“You can’t run away from commitment forever …”
Adam Hamilton-Shaw has more reason than most to avoid commitment. Living on a houseboat in the Severn Valley, his dream is to sail into the sunset – preferably with a woman waiting in every port. But lately, his life looks more like a road to destruction than an idyllic boat ride…
Would-be screenplay writer Sienna Meadows realises that everything about Adam spells trouble – but she can’t ignore the feeling that there is more to him than just his bad reputation. Nor can she ignore the intense physical attraction that exists between them.
And it just so happens that Adam sees Sienna as the kind of woman he could commit to. But can he change his damaging behaviour – or is the road to destruction a one-way street?

Heartache, humour, love, loss & betrayal, Sheryl Browne brings you edgy, sexy, poignant fiction. A member of the Crime Writers’ Association, Romantic Novelists’ Association and shortlisted for the Best Romantic e-book Love Stories Award 2015, Sheryl has several books published and two short stories in Birmingham City University anthologies

Sheryl’s new contemporary romance novel was recommended to the publisher by the WH Smith Travel fiction buyer. THE REST OF MY LIFE comes to you from award winning Choc Lit.



Review by Suze

Adam is a handsome man and women tend to notice him. He does sleep around, mostly with married women who aren't looking for any kind of relationship. Commitment is something that Adam doesn't want at all. He drinks, he takes risks and he doesn't have a steady job. His life isn't going anywhere and his friend Nate keeps trying to stand by him and warn him when he's about to make a mistake. Adam is so troubled by his past that he can't get himself together. Then he meets Sienna. Sienna knows Adam is someone she should stay away from, but she sees something in him. She's giving him chance after chance, because she knows he's broken. They like each other a lot, but will he change his ways for her, will he actually be able to do that or will he break Sienna's heart?

Adam lives on a boat and Sienna keeps seeing him with different women. That's how she knows he's good in bed and she needs something from him. He's helping her, but that help has a price. Is this price something that both of them are ready to pay? Even though Adam isn't ideal boyfriend material there's something endearing about him. I could understand why Sienna wanted to give him a chance. I wanted it to work between them, but there were so many obstacles. I kept hoping and was keeping my fingers crossed for this unusual couple.

Sheryl Browne's words are sparkling, they are so energetic. I admire the way she writes her stories, they are full of life. Sheryl's main characters are different, they have quirks and they don't have standard jobs. I love that about them. Even though Adam should be bad news I liked him straight away and I wanted him to find love. He isn't a bad guy, he's messed up. Sheryl Browne manages to give her characters a lot of depth. She doesn't only do that when she writes big and important scenes, but also with small gestures. Adam is trying to do the right thing for Sienna, he's courting her, he's trying to convince her dad that he's worthy of his daughter's love and he's there when she needs to be saved. All of that makes his mistakes easily forgiven and forgotten. Adam and Sienna are an unusual couple and their story is quite unique. I liked that a lot. I really enjoyed reading this book, I love Sheryl Browne's strong and intense writing, it's a joy to read.
 
 
Giveaway
 
One very lucky reader of With Love for Books will receive a paperback copy of The Rest of My Life.
  
 
All of our giveaways are international. The winner will be notified by email and has three days to reply.

19 comments:

  1. Suze! You are a total angel. Thank you so much for posting this and for your lovely, fabulous review, which really was an absolute joy to read! I think I'm finally feeling quite proud of my-little-self - and I know Adam will be. ;) xx

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  2. Look forward to reading. Congratulations on the release and thank you for the giveaway.

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  3. I love male characters with flaws otherwise they don't seem real. Nobody's perfect :)

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  4. Hello Sheryl, The rest of my life sounds great ♡ I would love to read your book. Thank you

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  5. interesting video

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  6. Met Sheryl at the meet at Bacchus yesterday and this is on my list to read. My friend Adele highly recommends it.

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  7. Your book sounds like one I could really get into, I would love to read it, thanks for the giveaway!

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  8. Is writing easy for you? Do you feel lonely being a writer?

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  9. Thank you for the second chance on With Love For Books . Your book sounds great .

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  10. Thanks for the chance to win!!!!

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  11. LOVE the cover and would so love to read this book. Thank you for the chance!

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  12. This sounds great. Thanks for the chance x

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  13. This looks like a great book. Thank you for the giveaway!

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  14. It would be great to win
    a copy of The Rest of My Life by Sheryl Browne.
    I enjoy reading and discovering new authors
    and i think i would enjoy reading this book.
    Thank you for having this giveaway.

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  15. Sheryl this sounds like a wonderful book. I would love to give it a read.

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  16. This sounds like such a great book.

    Megan @ reading away the days

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  17. This sounds like such a great book.

    Megan @ reading away the days

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