Saturday, October 19, 2013

Promo Giveaway, Excerpt & Review - A Changed Life by Mary A. Wasowski

Amazing debut novel from Mary A. Wasowski.  Check out my review and author giveaway below (US and Intl).  I love a good HEA :)





Title: A Changed Life
Author: Mary A. Wasowski
Release Date: August 6, 2013
Genre: New Adult
Hosted by: Love Between the Sheets
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Synopsis
Change is never easy.
For seventeen year old Nicolette Vanelle, life is about to change...
Relocating to California, Nicolette finds herself starting over. A new high school. New friends. New life.  Attending her first Hollywood event, Nicolette meets bad boy Michael St. Clair, and unknowingly becomes the object of his obsession. 
Feeling overwhelmed by Michael’s attention, she escapes the party to go to the beach where she meets Simon Paulson. He takes her breath away, an inevitable connection leading to romance between the young couple.
Nicolette and Simon’s happiness is short lived and their relationship is put to the ultimate test when tragedy befalls Nicolette.
Can Nicolette find the strength and courage to emerge from the darkness she fell into? Will Simon's unconditional love be enough to bring her back into the light?
Life can change in an instant, leaving you changed forever.

Purchase Links
Amazon US: http://amzn.com/B00ED4JBAY
Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00ED4JBAY
Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/344373
Barnes & Noble: http://tiny.cc/klt63w

About the Author
Writing has always been a passion of mine. Growing up, I used writing as my outlet for my feelings, as I grew older I knew one day I wanted to do it professionally.
Finally pursuing my dream after twenty plus years, I have written my first book.
Happy Reading!

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My Review:
A Changed LifeA Changed Life by Mary A. Wasowski
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

ARC kindly provided in exchange for an honest review.  Spoiler-free review. HEA which makes me happy :).

Seventeen year old Nicolette’s life is turned upside down when her parents decide to move from Chicago to Californian.  She has to start all over again her senior year of high school. New friends, school and a changed life.  I want to remain spoiler free so will top line - Nicolette attends her first Hollywood party meets two guys - Michael and Simon.  Michael is a “bad boy” dbag. She manages to ditch him and meets and instantly falls for Simon (and so will you). Michael is a complete stalker and psycho.  The unthinkable happens and Nicolette’s life will forever be changed in a horrible way.
This story has a few good emotional twists and turns making it a page turner. Mary A. Wasowski takes her time crafting her characters and the plot of ACL. I have say Simon is going on my high school book boyfriend list : ) .  If you are in the mood for a solid emotional read than A Changed Life by Mary A. Wasowski is the book for you!  I will definitely check out more of Mary’s books in the future. Four stars.

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Excerpt:
Nicolette, I want you to be my girlfriend. I care about you, and I think you care about me too. Am I wrong?” My head is spinning now, Simon is here telling me he wants me and only me. I am such an idiot! If I would have just talked to him today, all my misery that I put myself through could have been avoided.
“No Simon, you’re not wrong. I would love to be your girlfriend.” He wraps his arms around me and holds me tightly to his chest. He smells amazing with the mix of his body wash and cologne. I was still on Simon’s lap as he kept me close to him. “I’m sorry about my dad last night and all of the questions.”
“It’s no big deal. I should have called you when I got home, if I had, maybe today could have been avoided.”
“Simon...sorry it’s my phone, it could be my mom checking in. I look at the number, and it’s Michael calling me. Not wanting Simon to see it, I quickly
hit the ignore button. Simon loosens his hold and shifts me off of him. He stands up, running his fingers through his hair.
“Michael, right?”
“Yes, it’s him.”
Simon re-joins me on the couch and holds my two hands. “Nicolette, again If I would have been honest with you, than we could have avoided all of this confusion today. I’m sorry to make you doubt my feelings for you. I wanted to talk to you today at school, and when I thought I was ready to do that, I saw you talking to Michael. I stayed behind until you left and then confronted him. He’s all about playing games, especially with me Nicolette, he needs to know that you are unavailable.”
“Simon, I told him that I wasn’t interested in him, but he asked me out anyway. I didn’t say yes to him, he just asked me to think about it and to call him.”
“Well, you are not going to call him, and if he comes anywhere near you, I need to know about it, okay?”
“What is it between you and him? Why do you hate each other so much? Whatever it is, you can trust me Simon; you do know that?”
“Of course I do, baby. I just don’t trust Michael, and I want you to stay away from him. I swear Nicolette, he comes around again; you need to tell me.”
“Simon, you’re starting to scare me.”
“Listen, I have history with Michael, and it’s a long and messed up one. I don’t want to discuss it right now.”
“Simon, I have only seen Michael a few times since meeting him on the Fourth of July. He texted me a few times and sent flowers to the house. Today was the first time seeing him since the beach club party.”
 “Nicolette, that’s way too much. He’s a jerk, and he needs to get the hint that you are not interested in him. I almost punched Michael today, but Sam stopped me before I could.”
“Tell me why you dislike him so much?”
“Can’t you just agree not to see him and leave it at that?”
“Not until you give me a valid enough reason.”
Simon pulled me into his chest and slammed his lips onto mine. I could feel the adrenaline pumping through him. Simon calmed with each kiss he placed on my lips. No words spoken… just soft and gentle touches.

“I have to go baby, I’ll call you later.” 
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