Saturday, 26 October 2013

Book Release - Cherish Me By Jennifer Culbreth

Haunted by vivid nightmares that force her to relive the night she was shot, Judy Adams struggles to heal physically and emotionally. Rejected by her family; she finds a ray of hope when an unexpected friend shows up on her doorstep. However her recovery is quickly derailed when she begins receiving sinister threats.

Fuelled by revenge and vowing to stop the one causing the terror towards the one he loves, Jace Alexander along with the men of VIP Bodyguard Service decide to take matters into their own hands. Using the training they received in the military and enlisting the help of some unexpected allies, they stumble upon some dark secrets from the past.

With danger and tragedy looming around every corner, can their relationship withstand the strain? Or will it crack under the pressure taking with it everything they cherish most?

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My Review
This book is about Judy and Jace. Jace is a partner with Ryan at VIP Bodyguards Service. Judy and Jace got together in book 1- Protect Me. and Judy is shot. Abbi is Ryan's girlfriend. Abbi met Judy and her friend Ashley when she got a job in a bar called Mist which is run by Trent.
Judy is recovering from her gunshot wound and is living with Jace who is waiting on her and making sure she is protected.  The other girl in the trio is Ashley but she's taking drugs and has gone AWOL. Jace and Ryan are both very protective over the girls after Abbi got kidnapped. So they  have bodyguards with them at all times.

The guys are trying to find out who is behind the kidnapping and who shot Judy. Judy's childhood friend Lexi suddenly turns up out of the blue at Jace's apartment where Judy is living. No one knows Judy is there but those at VIP. So how does he know.

OK girls, I do recommend you read the first book in the series Protect Me - Ryan and Abbi's story before reading Cherish Me, thing will be clearer if you do.  

I Absolutely LOVED this series, as soon as I started reading I was hooked. I read both books within 2 days - I couldn't put them down. I loved the storyline of these books, different from any of the others I read. Protect me was Jennifer's Debut book and the worry of a second book especially in a series is it wont be as good as the first. Jennifer has nothing to worry about in that both books are Amazing. For me the second book left off where the first one finished I was literally trying to get to the next page but didn't want the book to end.

The character's are written really well. I loved all of them the flow and pace was right. I especially liked The bodyguards! I used most of my emotions with this book. This book is Fantastic, you need to add both these books to your "TBR" list NOW.

Girls, we have Two- YES Two new Hot, Alpha Book Boyfriends on the block in the form of Ryan and Jace.   This needs to come with a lockable room and earplugs because believe me you wont want to be disturbed.

Jennifer Culbreth is an Author To watch out for.

Jennifer, These books are Amazing and compelling. Thank you for allowing me to read Protect Me and Cherish Me. I cant wait to see what's next.  

This book gets 5/5 Stars and 5/5 for movie moments

Character Interview

Jennifer: Ok kitties, you asked and you received. I just so happen to have some pull over at VIP Bodyguard Services and was able to get the guys and their lovely ladies over for an interview. Hi everyone and thanks for coming by today!
Ryan: Hi everyone, we are happy to be here.
Abbi: Yes, thank you for having us, Jennifer. You know we love your hair so much that we couldn’t say no.
Jennifer: Yes, I do have fabulous hair don’t I? **Smiles sarcastically**
Jace: Smokin’ hot boss lady.
**Judy slaps his arm.**
Jace: Ow! What was that for?
Judy: Don’t oogle. *Judy giggles**
Jennifer: Now do y’all see what I have to deal with, with this group? Ok let’s get down to business. I have some questions for you all sent in by the readers. Everyone ready?
Judy: Yes, they are real.
**Jennifer cuts her eyes as a slight smile crosses her face. **
Jace: I can second that.
Jennifer: Jace, I will cut you if you interrupt again.
Jace: Sounds familiar…
**Jace covertly point over to Judy.**
Jennifer: Ok first question is for Jace from one of our lovely readers.  Jace do you happen to be looking for a new assistant? I’m qualified.
Judy: Well, I can answer that one for you. **Cuts eyes towards Jace**
Jace: Fortunately I have found an assistant that both Judy and I agree on. His name is Romel and he makes an amazing cappuccino. **Smiles proudly over at Judy**
Jennifer: Ok, next question is for Jace again. What do you think would have happened if you’d met Abbi before Ryan had?
Abbi: I can answer that one for you! **Laughs playfully.**
Jace: Abbi would have kicked my ass to the curb a long time ago. No, but seriously I needed a woman who could roll with the punches and wouldn’t be afraid to put me in my place. No offense Abbi, you do a great job keeping Ryan in line, but I think the only woman on Earth I would ever want is sitting right here next to me. **Leans over and kisses Judy.**
Ryan: Aww. Look at you two love birds.
Jennifer: Ok next one is for Ryan. If you were stranded on a desert island what 5 things would you want with you?
Ryan: You thought you were gonna throw me off didn’t you? You see, I avidly watch Bear Grylls so I know that I need a container for water, a lighter, blanket, an entire box of Zebra Cakes, and of course my woman.
Abbi: Hell no I am not going to a deserted island with you.
Ryan: Aww come on! What if I exchange my box of Zebra Cakes for S’mores Pop Tarts.
Abbi: Ok, I’m game.
Jennifer: Ok, next up is Judy. What did it feel like the first time you and Jace kissed?
Judy: Well, the first night we kissed was a week or so after we had first met. Contrary to popular belief I don’t kiss on the first date.
Jace: Technically it was our first official date.
Judy: Ok contrary to popular belief I only kiss on the first date when I am shit faced. We were both smashed so the first kiss was sloppy and wet. But I could feel the sparks flying.
Jennifer: Aww, aren’t you precious. ** Smiles playfully** Ok next one is for Abbi. It’s date night, but at home, what’s on the menu and what’s prepped on the DVR?
Abbi: Easy. Chinese take-out and anything with Adam Sandler in it. I love funny movies and he is by far my favorite actor.
Jennifer: Short and to the point; I like it. Up next to bat is Ryan. If you hadn’t had to fill in the night you had met Abbi, do you think you would have found each other?
Ryan: Hell, if I hadn’t filled in that night I can tell you I would probably be at the office right now plowing through paperwork and files on upcoming jobs. However I think we would have eventually found each other. **Reaches over and grabs Abbi’s hand.** Probably at the bakery because we both eat there at least once a week.
Jennifer: Ok this one is for the group. What are your Halloween costumes this year?
Abbi; This has become the debate lately. I think we should all dress up like the Super Mario characters. However, someone. **Ahem, points over at Judy** doesn’t want to be the mushroom.
Judy: I think we should dress up as Crayola Crayons.
Jace: No way I am going to be a crayon for Halloween.  I think we should go as a BLT.
**Everyone looks over at Jace.**
Jennifer: A BLT?
Jace: Yeah. You know I can be a piece of bread, Ryan can be a piece of bread, Abbi can be a piece of bacon, the baby can be a piece of lettuce, and Judy can be a tomato slice.
Jennifer: That’s eerily planned out.
Jace: I have been waiting on this since last year.
Jennifer: Ryan, you weighing in on this?
Ryan: I think we should be the cast from Walker Texas Ranger.
**The room goes quiet.**
Ryan: Oh come on! I can be Walker, Jace you can be C.D. Parker, Abbi can be Alex Cahill, and Judy can play Sydney Cooke.
Abbi: No way. You lose.
Jennifer: I agree, Ryan you lose. At least Jace’s is cool, who doesn’t like a BLT?
Jace: My thoughts exactly.
Jennifer: Ok, last question and this is again to the group. If you were to get tattoo’s signifying your significant other what would it be?
Ryan: A .357 revolver. The first time we had breakfast I thought Abbi was going to pull it out when I mentioned Trish without explaining who exactly Trish was.
Abbi: Ha! That’s what you get.
Jennifer: Abbi, what are you inking on you?
Abbi: I think if I were to add to my collection it would be a lion head down my arm. He’s kind of the leader of our pack and so it’s kinda fitting.
Judy: I would get do not enter right on my ass cheek. Just a friendly reminder for Mr. Rico Suave over here.
Jennifer: Holy Moses, too much info.
Jace: I would get an angel, because Judy is just a perfect sweet beautiful angel.
Jennifer: **Props hand against chin while looking at Jace and thinking.** Yeah, Judy you got anything to follow up to that.
Judy: No. He’s couldn’t be more right. **Smiles widely over at Jace.**
Jennifer: Ok! Well that’s it folks. I want to thank you for stopping by and I hope that your followers have had as much fun as I have. Never a dull moment.
Judy: Not when I’m around!
Abbi: Don’t forget Cherish Me is released October 26th! Make sure you get your copy to see what happens in Jace and Judy’s story! You won’t be sorry!

Cherish Me Playlist
Link to Rhapsody:
Summertime Sadness [Lana Del Rey vs. Cedric Gervais] (Cedric Gervais Remix)-Lana Del Rey
Little Lion Man -Mumford & Sons
Young And Beautiful-Lana Del Rey
I Will Wait-Mumford & Sons
Safe and Sound-Capital Cities
Demons-Imagine Dragons
Wildfire-John Mayer
Blurred Lines featuring T.I., Pharrell-Robin Thicke
When I Was Your Man-Bruno Mars
Radioactive (The Dirty Tees Mix)-Imagine Dragons
It's Time (JailBreaks Remix)-Imagine Dragons
Closer (Presets Remix)-Kings of Leon
Pistol Of Fire (Mark Ronson Remix)-Kings of Leon
On Top of the World-Imagine Dragons
Round and Round-Imagine Dragons
Radioactive-Imagine Dragons
Save the World (Zedd Remix)-Swedish House Mafia
Don't You Worry Child (Promise Land Remix) [feat. John Martin]-Swedish House Mafia
Hurricane-Thirty Seconds To Mars
Mirrors-Justin Timberlake
Come & Get It-Selena Gomez
Feel This Moment-Pitbull
Not Your Fault-Awolnation
All I Need-Awolnation
Crystallize-Lindsey Stirling
Promises (Skrillex & Nero Remix)-Nero
I Can't Stop-Flux Pavilion
Your Woman-White Town
Eyes on Fire (Zeds Dead RMX)-Blue Foundation
Home-Phillip Phillips
It's Time-Imagine Dragons
Cracks (Flux Pavilion Remix)-Freestylers
Steady As She Goes-The Raconteurs
Intro-The xx
Big Parade-The Lumineers
Fortune Days-The Glitch Mob
Extreme Ways (Bourne's Ultimatum)-Moby
Crave You (Adventure Club Remix)-Flight Facilities
Where Have You Been (The Calvin Harris Extended Remix)-Rihanna
Where Have You Been-Rihanna
Radioactive (Grouplove & Captain Cuts Remix)-Imagine Dragons
Talking To The Moon-Bruno Mars
Lost Without U-Robin Thicke
Pretty Lil' Heart featuring Lil Wayne-Robin Thicke
Wanna Love You Girl (Main)-Robin Thicke
Rude Boy (Explicit Version)-Rihanna
Russian Roulette (Explicit Version)-Rihanna
Raining Men featuring Nicki Minaj-Rihanna
Where Have You Been-Us
The Drift-Blackmill
Let It Be (feat. Veela)-Blackmill
Closer-Nine Inch Nails
Gorilla-Bruno Mars

About the Author

Author Interview
What author(s) influenced your writing?
I grew up reading the classics. I fell in love with Mr. Darcy and Gatsby before the playboys like Christian Grey and Gavin Blake had even been thought of. Now, don’t get me wrong… I love a schmexy CEO just as much as the next girl. But I not only fell in love with the characters in the classic literature that littered the small book case in my room, most importantly I fell in love with the words. The beautiful words that brought the story to life. Authors such as Jane Austen, Leo Tolstoy, and Robert Louis Stevenson were my main influencers. The most influential authors for me, for their support and guidance, have been Gail McHugh and Teresa Gableman. When I started this journey I was scared to death, alone as I knew no authors, and clueless. I reached out asking for help to a number of authors whose books I had read and enjoyed and both Gail and Teresa graciously answered back. I truly have to say if it hadn’t been for them motivating me to take the leap I wouldn’t be where I am in this journey today.

What tips do you have for someone who is thinking about writing a book?
To go for it! Never in a hundred years would I have imagined I would be able to call myself a published author. It doesn’t matter what background you come from, or what your walk of life is. I grew up a tomboy who hunted and fished, and yes I still do to this day. I went to college first to join the Police Force and then graduated with a degree in Business thanks to the coaxing of my family. However I have had no formal training to become a writer. I had a passion. One that I embraced and stayed focused on and this journey for me will never end.

If you are considering self-publishing and you have the creativity, thick skin, and motivation to find the answers you need you have already met half the battle. The publishing world is full of amazing creative minds, being able to think outside of the box and explore new story lines and characters is important. Along with having thick skin. The Indie Author world can be tough and you have to really be able to take criticism. You will at some point get less than pleasant reviews, you will have those who want your cover to look a certain way, or want your story to go differently. But you have to always keep the spark alive and remind yourself that not every reader will fall in love with your book; and that’s ok. You will have readers who will love your work support you and those are the ones that truly matter.

I am always available to help in any way that I can to give advice and guidance to anyone interested in becoming an Indie Author. I have been blessed to have the amount of support from others through this journey and the most humbling part is being able to pass the torch sort of speak. I can always be reached via fb or email.

What do you do for fun?
Growing up in a rural area there wasn’t a lot to do for fun. We made the best of it though driving along dirt roads, hunting, fishing, and having cook outs with friends and family. We are all avid SEC Football fans and enjoy the family rivalries during the fall. Go Gators! I am lucky to come from a huge family and I love spending time with them. Two years ago I married First Class Petty Officer Culbreth and have been blessed to have an amazing partner in life. He inspires me, teaches me, and motivates me every day. I am very lucky to have him in my life.

We just moved to Colorado Springs and look forward to being able to enjoy the mountains and the outdoors here. Being a Florida native for more than 26 years you can imagine my thrill in looking forward to the snow! Hopefully before that happens we will be able to travel up and enjoy the sights of Cripple Creek and Pike’s Peak.

I would have to say my favorite hobby would be trying new foods. I don’t know if you would consider that a hobby but as often as I eat I think we can categorize it as such! I have a slight obsession with s’mores… I love Indian cuisine, and Gordon Ramsey is my favorite person to watch on TV. I look forward to heading up to the bakery I have heard so much about in Woodland Park and trying a bacon maple twist!

What is your favorite movie?
I absolutely LOVE movies with action. That is one of the primary reasons why my books contain elements of suspense. I have to have something that keeps me on the edge of my seat. My favorite movie is Act of Valor. I balled in the movie theatre (only movie to ever make me do that), I cry like a baby every time I watch it at home, and even when I read the book. I can stand in the same places as those wives being married to an active duty US Navy Sailor myself. I can feel their pain, their angst, and their sadness. I love movies that draw me in like that.

However I don’t only like movies where explosions happen in every other scene. I also enjoy a movie that will make me laugh. This is The End is probably one of the only stupidly funny movies I have ever liked. If you are in need of a funny movie that will make your abs hurt from laughing I recommend it!

If you were going out on a hot date what would it be?
Well, as most of you know I am just a down home country girl. Born and raised in the backwoods. So if I could choose any date it would probably be taking my huge, lifted, SUV out in the mud! Bonfire, good friends, apple pie moonshine, old country on the radio, and my hubby to cuddle next to. Of course at some point someone will have to make me s’mores…

Fun Facts

1. I am an avid big game hunter. Elk, Moose, Bear, Deer, Hogs; you name it I hunt it. I am also an excellent marksman thanks to my dad and can accurately shoot up to 300yards.

2. I love to craft! I can sew, embroider, crochet, and paint. I can also keep a house, tend laundry, and cook dinner! Not to brag but I make an amazing pork roast with caramelized carrots on the side J Dinner is at six!

3. I have twice in my life taken a road trip that consisted of being in a car for 27 hours! Once from North Florida (my hometown) to upstate New York, the second was from North Florida to my new home in Colorado Springs.

4. I am married to a sexy panty dropping US Navy Sailor. Those dress whites do it every time! I have never been more in awe than when I stood in the basin of the Naval Station and welcomed home the missile guided cruiser that had been home to 300+ sailors who’d been deployed in the Middle East for over 7 months. You stand on the dock surrounded by huge cruisers (ships) and as the returning ship comes into the basin all of the surrounding ships blast their horns randomly, welcoming them home. It’s an amazing thing to experience!

5. I often pitch match with my fab author friend Y.H. Forward because we enjoy making music with our mouths. We also enjoy quoting the entire Pitch Perfect movie on facebook. She’s Aca-mazing even though we haven’t met in person!
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