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Enter to Win a Copy of the New Book Bent & a $15 Amazon Gift Card!

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Welcome to the Bent Review and Book Tour!

 

 

I love, love, love to read! I wish there was more time for it these days! I can identify with what this author says below: daily life started interfering with reading time! These days, I’m busy reading kids books and text books with Jorryn.. but it’s important to make at least some room for MY reading, too! I’m pleased to be on this book tour and I hope you enjoy this book and prize!

 

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You can follow HB Heinzer on facebook and twitter. Make to also visit her blog, Musings from my alcove and follow her on Goodreads!

Here’s a little bit about HB:

I’ve been reading romance novels for over 20 years now. My fascination started with my mother’s collection of romance novels which lined half of one wall in the master bedroom of my childhood home. After I graduated from high school, life began to interfere with my reading and I didn’t read nearly as often as I would like. When my daughter was born, we decided that it would be more beneficial for me to be a stay at home mom. To fill the income gap, I began freelance writing for a variety of websites and print publications. From there, I progressed to writing blogs as a way to hang on to the pieces of myself I felt slipping away as I filled my roles as wife and mother. Blogging slowly morphed from a creative outlet for my writing to a way to place another egg in my work at home basket. It wasn’t until I attending a blogging conference in 2012 that I was overcome with the need to write a book. I’d been thinking about it since I was 15 but it was one of those “someday” dreams. There were two speakers at that conference who convinced me I needed to do it. Just shy of a year later, here I am!

 

My Bent Review

 

I enjoyed reading Bent! It was so nice to kick back and read a book that didn’t include something about blogging or being a better mom! {Although, I love those books as well, a girl needs to kick back with a good romance once in awhile!} While it was a romance novel, it wasn’t hot and steamy to the point where I wouldn’t read it with my mom. It was a good story that I think many women could identify with: the pull between identifying yourself and being what others need or want you to be. Also, many can identify with love lost which definitely makes you feel for Julia, the main character,  right away. The story was well written and enjoyable. Congrats to HB Heinzer on her first book, I’m looking forward to more!

 

Here’s a book excerpt:

 

“They used to talk about you,” he said, his eyes fixed on the road in front of the car. These six words were the first Caleb had volunteered since he and his dad had their argument in the backyard. She wanted to know what he was talking about but she was also terrified to know the answer. “Excuse me?” she glanced to the passenger’s seat assessing his demeanor. “My mom and dad. They used to talk about you,” he said flatly. “Well, they never really talked. They fought. A lot. That’s where I knew your name from when my dad introduced us. I didn’t make the connection until now.” If Julia had a list of conversations she never wanted to have this one would have been on there. No one had been forthcoming with information about Karen, even after the attack, and now this. The one person who wanted to speak freely was a twelve year old who would be getting out of the car less than two minutes after pulling the pin on a grenade. “Okay?” She couldn’t think of anything that made her more uncomfortable than not knowing where the discussion was going. She could scream at Micah for being so stupid as to not realize his son would hear the fights he and Karen had. “She said he’d never love her because he was in love with you.” His tone was completely flat. “That true?” he asked, finally looking in her direction. The conversation had officially crossed into territory that Julia didn’t want to discuss with anyone, much less a twelve year old boy. She couldn’t blow him off like he was a child who didn’t deserve to know the truth. She’d lived that life and was disgusted by the number of people who lied to her face in the name of protecting her. “Yes, at one time he did love me.” “And did you love him?” he asked, picking at his cuticles to avoid any eye contact. “Yes, I did,” Julia whispered. There was a time it would have hurt to admit that but now, she wondered if that was because there was never a time when her love could be referred to in past tense. She did love him. Even with the sucker punch he’d thrown at her this morning, she still loved him. Caleb made no motion to get out of the car as she pulled up to the curb in
front of the school. “But you were gone before I was born, right?” “Yes, I left for college after graduation and that’s when your dad and I broke up.” The answer was completely honest. It was more of an answer than anyone gave her questions when her mom left. In some ways she and Caleb were a lot alike. “I never even knew about you until I moved back here right before I met you.”

 

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  1. Ari

    My favorite genre has to between two: mystery and romance!

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      I’m halfway through this book and you’ll like it! 🙂

  2. lisa lo

    Now I am working on 3 Chicken Soup books.

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  4. Megan Parsons

    I LOVE Amish books and have hundreds of them!!!

  5. Shannon

    I love Romance

  6. kim burnett

    mystery and romance

  7. Susan S., TN

    I have to be honest, I am not a big reader. really don’t read much. But would love to win for my son. He loves sci fi esp. Zombie books. He just finished Warm Bodies, yes read before seeing the movie. And now he has World War Z to read. Just started it..

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      Good luck in the giveaway!! 🙂

  8. Marie

    I love mysteries.

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