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Looking for Reviewers!

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I have a few ARC’s if anyone is interested.

Book Blurb:

After the war between the North and South, in a time that seemed impossible to mend division, can Lacey Mills and Daniel Bartlett be able to let their differences dwindle to let love flourish.
When an opportunity presents itself for Lacey Mills to follow her dream, she didn’t think twice even though, it would take her to the South. A place she never thought she would go since it claimed the life of her father during the war. Yet, her hands had designed some of the prettiest hats that anyone had seen and her dream was in reach. But, would her dream turn into a nightmare after encountering Curtis Kirkland. A man destined to sabotage her dream and make her his willingly or not. Instead of, opening her own Millinery and Chocolate Shop would she end up being forced to work for her previous employer.
Daniel Bartlett still didn’t favor Northerners and especially a fiery red head wearing colorful hat wear. He knew she would be trouble and wouldn’t entangle himself in her affairs, no matter how attractive she appeared. But, when a certain scoundrel targets the redhead, would he let her suffer at his hands or would he conquer the war that was raging on the inside of him and let the feelings for her turn for the better.
Historical/Romance/Suspense

 

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Book Review “The Chocolatier”

  1. Reviewed by Rabia Tanveer for Readers’ Favorite

The Chocolatier by Brenda Scruggs is a complex yet sweet romance that centers on a man and a woman from very different worlds, yet they are perfect for each other. Charles Riviera is the heir to a chocolate empire that thrives on the dark, rich, sweet intensity of chocolate. He loves his job, he loves chocolate, and he really enjoys working as Director of Marketing. However, he had no idea that life had an even sweeter surprise waiting for him in the form of a delectable woman who is hiding deep pain.

Charlene Callaway has seen the worst that love and romance have to offer. Ready to marry the man she loved, she found him cheating on her with another woman on their wedding day. Broken hearted and bone weary, she moves away and gets a job at a chocolate company. She had no idea that her future was waiting for her in the form of a dashing, handsome and very interesting man. But bad luck still has an eye on her. She has a stalker and he will not stop until he has her. What can Charlene and Charles do in a situation like this? They are hardly ready to accept their feelings for each other, so what will they do when they have to confront an adversary that is hell-bent on claiming Charlene?

Brenda Scruggs did a wonderful job of creating characters that were real and relatable. The element of surprise, romance, and suspense was great and very well built. The scenarios were real, complex and believable. I loved the sweet love between Charlene and Charles, nothing was forced and Scruggs gave them time and the opportunity to fully explore their feelings for each other before they gave love a chance. The Chocolatier is a complete novel that gives you a sense of fulfillment and leaves you smiling.

The new chocolatier final cover

 

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Book Reviewers are SUPERHERO’S!

 

SUPERHERO!

Book Reviewers are SUPERHERO’S!

 

Sometimes, I think reviewers underestimate their power. They may think, “Oh, I’m just reading a book and will write a few lines telling what I think about the story.”

When actually, they are doing soooo much more.

I say to you, THE REVIEWER, YOU ARE A SUPERHERO! and your super power is writing a review.

To us, the Author, we rely on readers much more than you comprehend. We, the author depend on feedback so that we can write what readers enjoy, make ourselves better writers and just to know that people read our stories. Positive feedback builds our self-esteem and confidence to keep producing bigger and better stories, much like a puppy wagging his tail when given attention.

 

So, I want to thank all of the reviewers for taking the time to write a few lines about our books. You are a SUPERHERO  and writing a review is your SUPER POWER!

 

Please Re-Blog to show our reviewers how much they are appreciated.

 

My book, “The Chocolatier” is open for reviews if anyone is interested.

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 Would her heart learn to trust again?

 

Would she be able to love again?

 

Charlene Callaway finds herself far from home after finding her fiancé with another woman on their wedding day. She moves to San Francisco when her friend convinced her to start a new beginning. But, when she goes to work at a Chocolate Company, she wasn’t ready for her new boss. She wouldn’t let her heart get broken again.

 

Charles Riveria an heir to huge Chocolate Company was content as Director of Marketing. Charles’ passion is to represent Riviera Chocolate making it the best empire in the industry until he literally bumps into Charlene Callaway.

When a stalker abducts Charlene, Charles finds himself doing everything in his power to find to her even if it took his cousin, the leader of a black opt team to find her.

 

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Success

 

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Success

People measure Success in many different ways. For some, it’s getting a college degree, finishing graduate school, buying a house a car, or simply making it through the daily cares of life. Success is defined as the accomplishment of an aim or purpose.

When I first started writing fiction, I became discouraged really fast. Being a newbie at the industry, I didn’t realize what being an Author was all about. My thoughts were write a novel, get it published and wa la, it’s a success. Boy, how I got that one wrong. With each rejection, I developed a mindset that really disheartened me until I realized my writing wasn’t supposed to be for everyone (even though, I’d like for it to be). Each, agent has their own taste and targets. I just have to find the right element for the delivery.

There were things that I didn’t consider until I researched them out. Along with being published comes the promotion of your work. Book signings, handing out postcards, book markers, social media and getting reviews. Reviews was something that I hadn’t given a second thought until, again research. Reviews are just as important as anything else in promoting your work. Believe me, I know the hesitancy of submitting to a review. You spent a lot of hours pouring your heart and soul into your masterpiece and to maybe have it rejected or given a bad review would be overwhelming. In order, to be SUCCESSFUL, we need to change our mindset. After all, what we endure will only make us stronger and determined.

I’ve been reading Proverbs 31- The Virtuous Woman.  This woman was successful. There are at least 31 characteristics stated about her. Anywhere from ceaseless labor, taking care of her household, she had her husbands confidence and respect, to a prosperous industry.   And each day, I look into the mirror and say out loud. “I am a success, I will succeed.” And, I have to say, I’m beginning to feel more confident.

I heard a story about a woman that walked up to a successful businessman and said, I want to be successful like you. But, (here’s the word that only grows. I look at my backside and can testify to that. LOL). But, I don’t have any experience, I don’t have the education and so forth. (everything coming out of her mouth was what she couldn’t do.) The man turned and faced her. “You’ll never be successful until you change your way of thinking. You’ll not be successful until you can say and believe that you are successful.

Success isn’t only being triumphant, it’s about believing in yourself and pushing through your doubts.

You are a success. Square your shoulders, hold your head up and say, I am a SUCCESS. I’ am SUCCESSFUL! I will SUCCEED!

I invite you to visit my Many Hats of a Lady. That blog covers topics of wearing many hats. I’ll be blogging about being a mother, wife, and career person.

Many Hats of a Ladywebsite: brendascruggssite.wordpress.com