New Adult, New Releases, Release Day/New Release, Year in Releases - 2021, Year of Reviews - 2020

New Release – Charming and the Cherry Blossom by LJ Evans

From award-winning author, LJ Evans, comes a contemporary romance filled with all the magic, hope, and love of a fairy tale plus the small-town, old-soul vibe her fans adore!

Today was a fairy tale…

Today was a fairy tale…
I inherited a fortune from a dad I never knew,
And a thoroughly charming guy asked me out.

Unfortunately, my fairy tale could disappear in ninety days…
Because there’s an impossible task to complete,
And a greedy cousin plotting against me.
 
Plus, I’m not your typical fairy tale princess.
I have a secret that might send my charming running,
And threatens my future if the press finds out.
 
If today was a fairy tale…
Why does my happily ever after look so far out of reach?

Inspired by Taylor Swift’s “Today Was a Fairytale,” this slow-burn romance is pure escapism.

A full-length, standalone adult romance.

Download today or read for FREE with Kindle Unlimited!
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Meet LJ Evans

Award winning author, LJ Evans, lives in the California Central Valley with her husband, daughter, and the terrors called cats. She’s been writing, almost as a compulsion, since she was a little girl and will often pull the car over to write when a song lyric strikes her. A former first-grade teacher, she now spends her free time reading and writing, as well as binge-watching original shows like The Crown, A Discovery of Witches, Veronica Mars, and Stranger Things.

If you ask her the one thing she won’t do, it’s pretty much anything that involves dirt–sports, gardening, or otherwise. But she loves to write about all of those things, and her first published heroine was pretty much involved with dirt on a daily basis, which is exactly why LJ loves fiction novels–the characters can be everything you’re not and still make their way into your heart.

Her debut novel, MY LIFE AS A COUNTRY ALBUM, was the Independent Author Network’s 2017 YA Book of the Year.
 
Connect with LJ
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Review
Book Reviews, Contemporary Romance, New Adult, Year of Reviews - 2021

Review – Charming and the Cherry Blossom by LJ Evans

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Charming and the Cherry Blossom 
(A standalone)

Publication Date: July 16, 2021

Genre/Tropes: Small Town/Fantastical/New Adult/Contemporary Romance

Author: LJ Evans

Review Rating: 5 Gold Stars

Review/Synopsis:

Review:

A fantastical love story that will make a believer of love out of anyone.

Elle is coined the “Willow Witch” by students at her school. She believes in signs from nature and that listening to the earth that fortune, or destiny will lead your way. If that makes her a witch then she is okay with that assessment. She doesn’t need anyone’s approval to be happy, but when she literally bumps into Hudson, a yoga instructor, on the day that cherry blossoms were falling, a sign of change, well…Hudson was a change in her world, a big change.
Hudson never thought that meeting Elle would monumentally change the course of his life, but she is truly unlike anyone he’s ever met. Elle doesn’t mind being alone, as to her it doesn’t equate to loneliness. She brings him a sense of peace he hasn’t felt in years and her gift, a gift she hasn’t shared with anyone else is truly beyond this world. It doesn’t take long to grow close to her and Hudson can’t imagine a world without her.
Hudson has no idea how he went from never knowing Elle to how he could not go a day without never speaking to her. She becomes a link to his calm and their lives become wrapped up in everything important.
When Elle finds out that her father, a man she’s never met, leaves her an estate, really a castle, but with stipulations upon receiving this massive gift. What does one do with a castle? How does she meet the stipulations? Can she really take something from a man she never knew? These are just some of the questions that plague her mind on top of what is also happening upon meeting Hudson. These stories are intertwined and all of these feelings go together, but how will it all turn out…only one way to find out is to read this magical story about a witch, a yoga instructor and an inherited castle.
LJ Evans brings forth emotions and connects them to the world around us in a way that will light up your senses in a whole new way. My skin felt electric and everything buzzed around me as I read this book. It’s truly a magical journey that will make you believe in love.

Synopsis:

Today was a fairy tale…
I inherited a fortune from a dad I never knew,
And a thoroughly charming guy asked me out.

Unfortunately, my fairy tale could disappear in ninety days…
Because there’s an impossible task to complete,
And a greedy cousin plotting against me.

Plus, I’m not your typical fairy tale princess.
I have a secret that might send my charming running,
And threatens my future if the press finds out.

If today was a fairy tale…
Why does my happily ever after look so far out of reach?

From award-winning author, LJ Evans, comes a contemporary romance filled with all the magic, hope, and love of a fairy tale plus the slow-burn, old-soul vibe her fans adore. Inspired by Taylor Swift’s “Today Was a Fairytale,” this small-town romance is pure escapism.

A full-length, standalone adult romance.

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Cover Reveal - 2021, New Releases

Cover Reveal – Charming and the Cherry Blossom by LJ Evans

LJ Evans has revealed the cover for 
Charming and the Cherry Blossom!

Releasing July 16, 2021

Love turns every story into a fairy tale.


Today was a fairy tale…
I inherited a fortune from a dad I never knew,
And a thoroughly charming guy asked me out.

Unfortunately, my fairy tale could disappear in ninety days…
Because there’s an impossible task to complete,
And a greedy cousin plotting against me.
 
Plus, I’m not your typical fairy tale princess.
I have a secret that might send my charming running,
And threatens my future if the press finds out.
 
If today was a fairy tale…
Why does my happily ever after look so far out of reach?

From award-winning author, LJ Evans, comes a contemporary romance filled with all the magic, hope, and love of a fairy tale plus the small-town, old-soul vibe her fans adore. Inspired by Taylor Swift’s “Today Was a Fairytale,” this slow-burn romance is pure escapism.

A full-length, standalone adult romance.

Cover Designer: Designed with Grace

Goodreads: https://bit.ly/CandCBGR

Meet LJ Evans

Award winning author, LJ Evans, lives in the California Central Valley with her husband, daughter, and the terrors called cats. She’s been writing, almost as a compulsion, since she was a little girl and will often pull the car over to write when a song lyric strikes her. A former first-grade teacher, she now spends her free time reading and writing, as well as binge-watching original shows like The Crown, A Discovery of Witches, Veronica Mars, and Stranger Things.

If you ask her the one thing she won’t do, it’s pretty much anything that involves dirt–sports, gardening, or otherwise. But she loves to write about all of those things, and her first published heroine was pretty much involved with dirt on a daily basis, which is exactly why LJ loves fiction novels–the characters can be everything you’re not and still make their way into your heart.

Her debut novel, MY LIFE AS A COUNTRY ALBUM, was the Independent Author Network’s 2017 YA Book of the Year.
 
Connect with LJ
Website | https://www.ljevansbooks.com
Goodreads | http://bit.ly/LJEonGRs
Amazon | http://bit.ly/LJEvans
Facebook | https://bit.ly/34f74Ay
Facebook Group | https://bit.ly/3yDRmwz
Instagram | https://bit.ly/3ujn3b4
TikTok |  https://bit.ly/3bQt096
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Excerpt/Teaser Share, Release Day/New Release

New Release – Forged by Sacrifice by LJ Evans

RELEASE BLITZ
Title: Forged by Sacrifice
An Anchor Series Novel
Author: LJ Evans
Genre: Contemporary Military Romance
Release Date: October 22, 2019

BLURB

What would you sacrifice for love?

Leaving his Navy career and his assignment at the Department of Defense behind, Mac Whittaker is ready to join his family on Capitol Hill. He’s just missing one thing―a woman he loves at his side.

He wants the American fairy tale.

Georgie Astrella has put her life’s goals on hold for way too long. She’s finally putting away her cutting shears and curling iron to bury herself in justice and the law.

She certainly isn’t looking for love.

Fate has other ideas… throwing them together until neither of them can walk away from the attraction that thunders across their souls… from the truth of how their hills and valleys fit perfectly together.

But her family’s past would make his future an impossibility.

Will Mac give everything up for her? And more importantly, will Georgie let him?

From award-winning author, LJ Evans, comes a story of family and sacrifice inspired by Lewis Capaldi’s “Bruises.” You won’t want to miss this inspirational, military romance.

GOODREADS LINK: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/46259761-forged-by-sacrifice

PURCHASE LINKS

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Free in Kindle Unlimited

PLAYLIST

https://open.spotify.com/playlist/01miW1SOAOeYUmocxG4D8M

EXCERPT

“I’d really like to kiss you,” he said quietly.
I looked into his eyes that were the color of the sky and the sea all rolled into one. His face was so gorgeous, with its day-old stubble and square planes, that it was like looking at a piece of art you’d never expected to see up close in person.
“I’d really like you to kiss me, too. But let’s face it, it isn’t a good idea,” I answered back, unable to deny the attraction that existed between the two of us from the moment we’d met in my salon two years ago, regardless of the relationship I’d just left behind.
His head inclined in silent agreement. It wasn’t a good idea. Disappointment curled through me even as I knew it was better this way.
His hand moved to caress my cheek. Gently. Soothing.
“Can I ask why you think it’s a bad idea?” he inquired.
His voice had turned a notch deeper in blatant desire, making my heart pound against my chest in a heavy beat that denied my words. I ached to kiss him. To feel those almost too-perfect lips against my own. To feel the strength that poured from him, in muscle and character, reaching out to touch my soul.
“Ava and Eli,” I said quietly. “Awkwardness later.”
He nodded again, that new and unfamiliar feeling of disappointment reaching up into my throat at his action. My body didn’t want him to nod, but my brain was still ruling my movements.
“One kiss,” he muttered, a finger traveled to my lips, caressing the bottom one with a gentle touch like the one he’d used on the tomatoes the day before. Surprising. Sexy. My breath escaped in a gasp that sounded almost like a moan.
And then his lips were on mine, just like the touch, gentle and yet full of heat, longing filling us both, desire escaping from us and mingling in an excursion that felt like heartbreak and loneliness and promises that would never be. The gentleness gave way to a fierceness that was as unexpected as the gentleness had been. His hand went to my lower back, pulling me toward him tighter so that our bodies and curves joined in a way that felt like opposite ends of magnets finally clicking together. Parallel forces drawn, as if by physics itself.

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Free in Kindle Unlimited

AUTHOR BIO

Award winning author, LJ Evans, lives in the California Central Valley with her husband, daughter, and the three terrors called cats. She’s been writing, almost as a compulsion, since she was a little girl and will often pull the car over to write when a song lyric strikes her. While she currently spends her days teaching 1st grade in a local public school, she spends her free time reading and writing, as well as binge watching original shows like The Crown, Victoria, Veronica Mars, and Stranger Things.

If you ask her the one thing she won’t do, it’s pretty much anything that involves dirt—sports, gardening, or otherwise. But she loves to write about all of those things, and her first published heroine was pretty much involved with dirt on a daily basis. Which is exactly what LJ loves about fiction novels—the characters can be everything you’re not and still make their way into your heart.
Find out more about LJ and her books at www.ljevansbooks.com

AUTHOR LINKS

Website: https://www.ljevansbooks.com
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GIVEAWAY

There is a giveaway for a $25 Amazon gift card, signed paperback of Forged by Sacrifice and a box of chocolates, + 2 x $5 Amazon gift cards and ecopies of Forged by Sacrifice (3 winners, US only)

http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/ba3ffd552378