New Review for UPON YOUR HONOR!

Just saw this exciting 5 star book review on Amazon for UYH!

on April 15, 2016
A beautifully told story, I fell in love with the characters almost instantly. Chloe is everything I look for in a book heroine. She is brave, courageous and assertive without coming across as brisk or overbearing. She has yet to come across a challenge she will not meet face on and surpass. Gabriel is handsome and brave. He is everything Chloe needs and completely sigh-worthy.

Watching these two characters fall in love was a joy. Ms. Lavender knows how to tell a great love story and I can't wait to read more of her work.


Thanks so much, Iris, for your kind words! :)

Cover Reveal Feature: SOMEWHERE TO BEGIN by Mika Jolie!

Today, we're doing something a little different. I wanted to bring a new release to your attention. Author Mika Jolie, a very talented writer I met on my journey and one whom I can proudly call friend, has an awesome new book coming out in August. Let's check out the cool details, shall we?


Book Blurb:


There are wounds that never show on the body.
For twenty-nine years, Colbie Bennington does as expected with an eternal smile stained on her lips. The biggest chances she’s ever taken can be counted on one hand, three fingers to be exact—her battered red chucks, painting her toenails a vibrant blue, and her wedding dress. Always the dutiful daughter and a Stepford fiancĂ©e, she has never acted on impulse, never been in love.
She’s never lived.
On her wedding day, Colbie ends a toxic relationship, drops the fake smile, and says, “I can’t do this anymore.”
Navy SEAL Zander Serrano returns home broken and burdened with a volcano of remorse. Too trapped in a mental war to be at peace and too damaged to be at war, he shuts the world out. The last thing he expects is to feel, especially for a runaway bride with her own baggage.
Two empty hearts marred in different spots find themselves drawn to one another. Each with their own scars. Some, the world can see. Others, unseen to the naked eye.
They say two broken people should not be together. But for Colbie and Zander, their attraction is undeniable, unexpected.
Can two souls with fractured parts be the best cure for each other’s wounds?
Starting over is never easy, but sometimes in life, everyone needs somewhere to begin.


What Mika has to say about her new release coming out on August 9th:


Introducing the Serrano brothers

Dear Readers, 

As most of you can tell from the Martha’s Way series, I enjoy exploring the dynamics between siblings, fathers, mothers, friends. I grew up in a large family, five brothers to be exact, and countless cousins. Yes, I was outnumbered, then had two sons and continued to be in the minority. It was either like them, appreciate them, and do my best to understand them, or run screaming. So I became a tomboy. 

Writing a series that consist of three brothers was always something I wanted to do, a dedication to my brothers.

In Need You Now (Book 2 of the Martha’s Way series), we met Lily Serrano’s three older brothers—Rafael, Zander, and Maximus. In the Poison and Wine series, we get their stories. We know they are from a tight-knit family. We also know Rafa is a widow. Zander is a Navy SEAL, and Max is a photographer.

In Somewhere to Begin, Zander’s story, he returns home after years of combat. Is he able to adapt to his new life? Then enters Colbie Bennington. She’s not looking for a hero, but he can’t help rescuing her.

I hope you enjoy the Serrano brothers’ stories. They are alpha men who’ll do anything to protect those they love.

Wow! Sounds great. Let's learn a bit more about the book!





Here is an excerpt.


“You saved my life,” she whispered, still able to feel his strength as he whisked her away to safety. She had been fleetingly aware of the bloody taste in her mouth, the hot summer rain splattering against her face. Her body slumped against him, her head on his shoulder, her arms tight around his neck. One minute trapped in a steel prison—seatbelt biting into her chest, her torso and head smashed against the airbag—the runaway bride with the tragic ending. And then she had seen his face and knew everything would be okay.
He had picked her up and made her feel safe.
She looked at his hands clutched together, remembering how gentle they’d been. He squeezed them tight. Corded muscles bunched.
“I did nothing special.” A shadow rolled over his expression.
Through heavy lidded lashes, she surveyed him.  A scar bisected his left brow, giving him an edgy look. He was tall, north of six foot, big with Atlas shoulders, and a tough, impenetrable exterior. She peered at the rubber-edged dog tag hanging around his neck. Military. She should have guessed. Everything about him screamed tough guy who didn’t do soft and gentle.
And yet, she had a feeling he’d done exactly that for her.


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This is so interesting! Congrats on your upcoming book, Mika! And congratulations on the new series! :)


Readers, don't forget to grab a copy! The book comes out on August 9th, so mark your calendars or pre-order it.  

Happy reading! :)

About the Author:


Author Mika Jolie lives in New Jersey with her happy Chaos—her husband and their energizer bunnies. She loves to write about life experiences and matters of the heart. Let’s face it, people are complicated and love can be messy. When she’s not weaving life and romance into evocative tales, you can find her on a hiking adventure, apple picking, or whatever her three men can conjure up.
She loves to hear from readers. Connect with her on Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads and Amazon, or drop her an email.


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