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Cover Reveal: The Scars That Made Us

It’s finally here! As promised, the cover reveal of my new contemporary romance, “The Scars That Made Us”. I can’t tell you guys how psyched I am about this cover. I made it months ago when I was still writing the book, because I had so many ideas for it. And now it’s here!

Let me know what you guys think about it, I’d love to know!

Synopsis:

Ultimatums suck.

I should know. I was handed one on my eighteenth birthday by my mogul of a father. And it’s all because he refuses to believe that I can take care of myself, that I don’t need a man to fall back on in case my college dreams fail. But as much as I hate to admit it, his doubt comes from a logical place. It all stems from the nightmare incident that happened to me when I was seven years old. An event that has left scars of both the physical and emotional variety on me, leaving my body weaker than most.

But what is the ultimatum, you ask?

I either marry a man of his choosing for a stable financial future, or else I don’t get his check to go to college and complete my dreams of becoming a doctor.

Tell me, how do you trust a man who only wants to marry you for the check your father is so obviously writing him? The answer is you don’t.

But when Jagger Wells, my ridiculously gorgeous intended, explains the real reason behind his going along with this scheme, I begin to see the man beyond the pretty face; a guy just trying to do right by his family. And I decide that maybe there’s a way we can both get what we want without having to sign a marriage certificate in the process. All it would require is a little acting on our part and a couple of well-placed lies.

After a while, though, it doesn’t feel like we’re tricking our families anymore, but ourselves. That’s when lines blur, feelings become something real, and the truth is ultimately questioned.

In the end, I discover that I am not the only one with scars.

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“The Scars That Made Us” Synopsis Release!

I am so, so, SOOOOOO excited to finally release the synopsis of my latest NA romance, “The Scars That Made Us”! And hopefully you’ll all get a peek at the cover soon too!

P.S. You can also add “The Scars That Made Us” to your to-read shelf now on Goodreads!

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Ultimatums suck.

I don’t even know why I was surprised when my father handed me one on my eighteenth birthday, especially one so ridiculous and degrading. He thinks that I can’t take care of myself, that I need a man to fall back on in case my college dreams fail. All because of a nightmare incident that happened to me when I was seven years old. An incident that has left scars of both the physical and emotional variety.

And what is the ultimatum you ask?

He’s forcing me to marry a man I’ve never met before, or else I don’t get his check to go to college and complete my dreams of becoming a doctor, helping the sick.

I had no idea that my life was set in a Bronte novel.

But it gets worse. Not only am I supposed to marry a man who only wants me for the check my father is obviously writing him, but he’s hot, too. Like, super hot. The kind of hot only put on display in magazines and TV shows. Honestly, I don’t trust him, and I certainly don’t intend to go through with my father’s insane plan.

But when Jagger Wells, my intended, explains the real reason behind his going along with this scheme, and I see the kind man beyond the pretty face, I decide that maybe there’s a way we can both get what we want without having to sign a marriage certificate. And at the same time, teach our meddling parents a lesson.

After a while, though, it doesn’t feel like we’re tricking our families anymore, but ourselves. And when lines blur, feelings become something real, and the truth is questioned, hearts ultimately shatter.

In the end, I discover that I’m not the only one with scars.

But these are the scars that made us. The ones that have shaped our present.

I can only hope they aren’t the ones that break us, too.

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With Love and Appreciation…

I decided to write this post today because I’ve finally made a decision concerning what my plans are for the next year and possibly beyond in regards to my writing. It’s something I’ve been debating for a while now, and I’ve made up my mind about what to do. And because of that, I felt like I owed it to you all to explain.

Since around summer of 2013, I’ve been writing non-stop. I’ve written five full books and published three, those three having all been done in that first year. Juggling writing along with a possible art career all while deciding on a degree I’d like to pursue has taken up every spare minute of my time. Mix that with editing, cover design, advertising, and about a thousand other jobs I do other than simply writing my books has made my life rather chaotic, and to be honest, stressful at times.

That is why I have decided that after three years of wonderful, life changing insanity to take a break from writing for a while. I love writing. It gave me an escape and continues to now as a sort of therapy for me when the world’s reality becomes too much. But also, I feel like I’ve exhausted my creativity side in the process of discovering this new passion of mine. With every character I create, with ever chapter I write, and every heartbreak I have to manifest and then fix, a lot of myself has been sacrificed to this job. I wouldn’t take back a single second of it, though. It has given me much in return for taking little. But I feel like I need to take some time to become inspired again, to have that zest for storytelling like I did the day I decided to begin messing with a little short story that then became what is now the Separate Ways series.

But don’t worry. I have plans to release My Heart’s Only Exception (Separate Ways #3) and one more New Adult book I’m in the process of writing now before I metaphorically hang up my laptop for a while. I’ve recently been editing Learning Patience and Heart of Onyx in hopes that one day soon I’ll get around to making them into paperbacks. I also have some surprises coming soon in regards to new covers, so I hope you will all stay around for that.

I plan to continue writing reviews when I get the spare time to read. My life has been up in the air lately, so don’t expect me to have a steady posting timeline lol. I just wanted to let you all know that I have greatly appreciated you sticking around with me for the last few years, and I want to thank the people who have helped me get this far in the first place. I never anticipated actually publishing my stories. I always figured they would be for my eyes only. But with my family’s encouragement, my sister’s endless help, and with some online friends, I’ve been able to do something I never thought I would be able to do. For that, I thank you all with my entire being, and look forward to what the future holds.

Don’t worry, my fellow bookies. I’ll be back.

With love and appreciation,

– Inda Herwood

 

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My Heart’s Only Exception teaser…

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A look into the tortured heart of Carrick Castle.

(My Heart’s Only Exception (Separate Ways, #3) snippet)

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Super fast review round up!!!

Sometimes I’m in the mood to rant and go on obsessively about a book, and then sometimes a few words will do, as in a sentence LOL. But I thought I’d share these beyond simple reviews with you guys since I read them all in the last week, and to be honest, I’m in the one sentence review mood right now. I also want to let you know that there isn’t really a theme in their genres. Just a fair warning 🙂

Perfect Opposite by Zoya Tessi

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Synopsis:

Their wishes were simple and modest. Fate had other things in store though, and she can be a real bitch sometimes.

– All he wanted was to get the job done and somehow to endure those long months playing nanny to a spoiled little rich girl. Without strangling her with his bare hands in the process.  Well, it is going to be much easier said than done.

– All she wanted was to escape the past and live like any other nineteen-year-old girl. Her plan definitely didn’t include the arrogant, tattooed savage, with his awful mohawk hair and lack of social graces, whose only mission was to stick real close and mess up her life.

But, people aren’t always what they seem to be, are they?

REVIEW= This was super cute and had me guessing until about three quarters in. The guy is super alpha, so if that’s not your thing, then odds are you won’t care for this much. But I thought it was a well written story with great characters and a fun plot.

4 STARS

Damian’s Oracle by Lizzy Ford

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Synopsis:

Inspired by Slavic mythology, Damien’s Oracle is the entree into the ongoing battle between good and evil over the fate of humanity.  The White God, Damian, and his Guardians protect the world from the Black God and his monsters while rescuing Naturals – humans with extraordinary paranormal gifts – from the Black God, who would kill or convert them. 

Caught in the middle is cool-headed Sofia, a Natural whose gift will tip the scales in the war.  Sofia begins her transformation from human into oracle, the first in thousands of years.  Damian rescues her from the Black God in time to complete a ceremony that will bind her to him for eternity.  Sofia struggles with her new world and her role as an oracle and Damian’s mate while haunted by a mysterious man from Damian’s past who’s supposed to be dead.  Unbeknownst to her, her link to the dead man may be all that saves Damian, his Guardians, and the fate of humanity.

While he wants nothing more than for the petite beauty to take her place at his side like the oracles of legend did his White God forefathers, Damian can’t quite rationalize having to win her over instead of command her.  Further complicating his life is the sobering realization that there are spies in his organization who are helping the Black God take out his Guardians.  Damian must help Sofia reach her potential fast, especially when a threat from his past returns.

REVIEW= I got this book for free on Amazon and I thought the story was good, if not a little monotonous in some places. I have to say the guys in this were really awesome and even the secondary characters had me hooked. Overall a fun plot with each book in the series centered on a new character from the first installment. The only thing I couldn’t stand was the crude remarks and sometimes repetitive pattern of the dialogue. Definitely a NEW ADULT not a YA.

3.5 STARS

Ink My Heart ( Luminescent Juliet #2 ) by Jean Haus

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Synopsis:

Even if he weren’t the lead singer of the popular college band, Luminescent Juliet, Justin Noel would have his pick of women. And he does pick. Nightly. Tattooed, blonde, and green eyed, he flashes his dimples and females swoon.

Except for one.

Tattoo artist, Allie Landon, rarely dates, and especially not men like Justin. Though he’s hot enough to melt off permanent ink, she’s done with the bad boy type. But when the ex who broke her heart wants to reunite, desperation has Allie introducing her latest client as her boyfriend. Justin’s more than happy to play the part. He’s completely intrigued by the sexy artist and college student.

However, Allie’s life isn’t what it seems. There’s little room in it or her shattered and confused heart for Justin. But as Justin remains persistent, ignoring the growing attraction—both physical and emotionally—between them becomes more difficult than tattoo removal.

REVIEW= I read the first book in this series and fell in love with the characters. This read was pretty good, but I would say the first book takes the cake for me. I only say that because this installment dealt with more serious situations and I’m not a fan of dirty content or life and death situations. I also recommend this to 17+ because of said content. I did like the growth of the main character ( Justin ) and how we got to see him mature and become an even better version of himself. The plot was good and there were definitely life lessons in this one.

3.5 STARS

 

Well that’s my wrap up. Hope you guys enjoyed it and don’t forget to click the follow button!