Tuesday, April 30, 2013

And the winners are...

  1. Michelle R. won signed copies of Unlovable and Unbelievable, along with one of the Sheppard's hook bookmark  
  2. Ena B. won the Book Wreath and swag (paper bookmarks and business cards)
  3. Debbie A. won a Sheppard's Hook bookmark 
  4. Stephanie P. won Cindy Bennett's ebook Enchanted Fairytales
  5. Sarah V won TWO ebooks by  Camelia Miron Skiba: I Was Here...Before You Came and Born in Sin
  6. Martha V won an ecopy of Unbelievable

The winner of the Showers of Books giveaway i s Savannah P.
She won signed copies of Unlovable and Unbelievable.

AND The winner of a signed copy of Unbelievable from the Goodreads giveaway is Maggie L.

I'm going to have to take out a loan to pay for all this postage, LOL.

Thanks everyone for entering and for your support!

Monday, April 29, 2013

Thank you Wanda of Good Choice Reading!

Last stop on the blog tour and going out with a bang! Check out this excerpt from the tour stop:
Wow! Oh wow! Ms. Gammon delivered yet again like she did in Unbelievable. When I finished reading Unlovable first book in series, I was blown away and couldn't wait to dig into the next one. But as much as I wanted the next book, I didn't think I could love another character like I loved the first two. I'm one of those girls that when I start reading a series I fall in love with my characters. So Ms. Gammon outdid herself. I absolutely LOVED Lilah. She was just as a victim as Maggie was. She was a sweet girl. One thing about Gammon is that she writes very descriptive. So descriptive I can actually see everything I read vividly in my head. And I really enjoyed that about this book, every paragraph I read was a vivid scene.

Check out Wanda's the full review on her website Good Choice Reading here:

Awakened Book Blitz!

Book & Author Details:

Awakened by Kriston Johnson
Series: The Legends Of Elyndia, #1
Publication date: April 25th 2013
Genre: YA Fantasy

Can fighting for the right side be the wrong thing to do?

Draven, the tyrant ruler of Elyndia for the last one thousand years, searches for the one who can fulfill his prophecy.

The Paladins, an elite band of warriors sworn to protect their way of life at all cost, search for the one with the ability to bring their world crumbling down.

An innocent girl, tormented by demons only she can see, lives on the brink of insanity and longs for a life of peace.

When seventeen-year-old Jade Rosenberg reads from an antique book, she has no idea she just read an incantation awaking her inherited power. But when opposing—and equally terrifying—groups invade her home, she learns she is descended from an enchanted realm and a member of a powerful race thought to have been hunted to extinction.

Ripped from her world, Jade is forced to seek refuge from those who want her dead. She is given one of two options and the time has come for her to make a choice: assassinate their sworn enemy…

Or sacrifice her soul.


 Interview #3

1. What is your writing process?

I am an outliner. In the beginning I used to make everything up as I went. As much fun as it was to let the words flow across the page, it made one heck of a mess. Now I establish the important plot points and fill in around them.

2. What do you do for fun?

Around home I mostly just read and write. (Yes, I still find writing fun even though it is a ton of work.) During the spring and summer my husband and I spend our free time at the Oregon sand dunes. I ride a quad and he rides a dirt bike. I’ve been riding since I was eight years old.

3. Who was your favorite character to write?

It is a tie between Theron and Shada.

4. If you could eat dinner with any famous person, living or dead, who would it be?

George Lucas, Chris Hemsworth, Michael Jackson, Michelle Obama and J.R.R Tolkien.

This or That

A trip the past or a trip to the future
The future. I need access to things like modern medicine and the Internet.

Hogwarts of Rivendell

Luke Skywalker or Han Solo
Han Solo

Beach or Snowy Mountain

Kriston Johnson lives in Southwest Washington with her husband, teenage son, and miniature Australian Shepherd. Her home rests at the fringe of an old growth forest that she insists is the home of Jason Voorhees. Her husband thinks that’s a ridiculous assumption, because everyone knows it’s really Bigfoot. Every summer Kriston participates in the annual pilgrimage to Faerieworlds, a real life faerie realm here on Earth, and has an unhealthy obsession with Star Wars, The Vampire Diaries, and Iron Man. Awakened is her first novel. You can visit her online at

Author Links:

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Displaced by Joni Heirtzler

Joni Heirtzler is living the dream, even when it takes a tremendous amount of work, sweat and tears.
In the ninth grade, she began attending an early-college high school so she could graduate with her associates degree at the time of her high school graduation. She’s attained that degree, earning two scholarships in the process to further her education.
At the age of eighteen she’s ahead of most students her age, academically, and she wants to do more. She has a dream to see the world, but not only see it, to serve others while she’s overseas.
She’s chosen to do this through the International Language Program, a nonprofit organization that places people from the U.S. with schools in other countries to help teach the students English.
She’s signed up for Lithuania.
But there’s a setback. Because Joni has been enrolled in college courses, serving the community in association with the National Honor Society, finishing her high school degree, and participating in track and orchestra, she’s had little time to find regular employment. Her family has helped, but she needs more.
She’s worked hard to earn her own way to go to Lithuania with ILP, and she’s drawing on her talents any way she can to get the remaining funds.
As a talented writer, she’s compiled three short stories to sell as an ebook, all the funds going to help children she doesn’t even know.
The three story compilation is entitled Displaced and can be purchased on Amazon for only 2.99. It contains three stories, The Influence, Last Minute and Rain.
To make additional donations, an account has been set up on Razoo:
Excerpt from The Influence:
“Precious memories swam through my mind. I hadn't realized how dull life was without a body until I'd received one. The world had become vibrantly beautiful. I remembered the first day; all of the senses overbearing.”
Joni Heirtzler is the second of five children. She’s active in track, plays the violin and loves to serve others. She’s kind and compassionate and dreams of seeing more of the world before settling down to complete another two years of college to obtain her bachelor’s degree. She’s planning on pursuing a degree in marketing through Southern Utah University as soon as she returns from Lithuania.

My thoughts: WOW! What a mega talent already. The writing was strong and crisp. The stories were  deep, especially for one so young. I'm very impressed with this young woman's talent. Each story held me captive...My only complaint... they were too short! Of course they are supposed to be since they are short stories :} I really want a full length novel from this author!! I highly recommend the collection of stories. Please support this author and her worth cause by buying her book! (Great cover, BTW!)


Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Showers of Books Giveaway!!

 Showers of books!! I am giving away a signed PAPERBACK copy of both my novels Unlovable and the newly released Unbelievable! Good luck!


Monday, April 22, 2013

Three more blog tour reviews!

1. The best part of this book is the dialogue. It is witty and easy. It reads like people actually talk, and while humourous, also showcases the love the characters have for each other.
Just like the first book, my favourite character was Booker. He has such a strong personality that his character stands out from the rest. While he isn’t portrayed in the best light in this book, he still comes across as real and heroic. I can’t wait for his book, which I assume the third book will be about. I even  think I can guess who the love interest will be, based on a few hints and scenes from this book.
Thank you so very much, Sarah!
Read Sarah (Workaday Reads) full review here
2. You know the thing that does it for me about a novel is the characters. Gammon's characters are all very vivid and real. You will feel like they are your friends, and you will care about what happens to them. Cole and Lilah are actually likable, and likable characters, for some reason, have become increasingly uncommon in the literature I've read lately.
This book has a fantastic plot too. Lilah comes to Port Fare seeking her father's revenge on Seth, Maggie, and Booker, who we met in book one, Unlovable....
he things that really matter to me in a book--great characters, skillful writing, knowledgeable author, execution of plot, romance--were all there.
Thank  you Misty!

3. The characters in “Unbelievable” are well developed and will steal your heart. Follow, Deliah Lopez Dreser on an adventure of love,revenge,danger,family royalty,and friendship. And Cole, an ER doctor who may just steal her heart and some friends from the previous book,”Unlovable”. Each chapter is written either from Deliah or Cole’s point of view which gives you a clearer image of their feelings for each other as they evolve

Thanks, April of My Book Addiction Reviews!
Read April's review here:

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Three wonderful reviews!!

Here are three wonderful reviews for UNBELIEVABLE!!!
 First from Karen of Confessions of a Bookaholic:
Excerpt: I thought that after reading Sherry’s first book Unlovable that I would know how this story would unfold. Was I wrong! I love a book that is unpredictable and keeps me so hooked in that I don’t want to put it down (even to sleep). This was one of them.
This book took so many ‘detours’ that on several occasions I didn’t think I would get a HEA. I’m not going to tell you if I did. But I can tell you I loved it! Sherry’s excellent development of her characters continued and even though the main characters were different, I still got to know more about the other characters, the ones that I fell in love with in Unlovable. This is Cole’s story and I now have a new fictional boyfriend…I gave this book 5 out of 5 stars and I really hope I don’t have to wait long for the next one.

And the second is from DOCTOR (!) Melannie (Yeah, girl power!) From Wine Relaxation and My  Kindle!

Excerpt: Almost over a year ago I came across a book called Unloveable by author Sherry Gammon. It was a story that stuck with me, and I Amazon/good reads stalked to see when book 2 was coming. Well it finally came and once again Mrs. Gammon has delivered another Great action packed love story.

For those who haven't read book 1 Unloveable stop reading this review now. Go to your nearest kindle/nook site and get started. Please don't wait for the movie to come out.... Oh sorry did I forget to mention book 1 is being turned into a movie....YUP it is. Kudos to you Mrs. Gammon on that amazing achievement!

I already loved Coles character from book one, but I fell in love with him all over again. He is genuinely a PRINCE CHARMING! Despite the heartbreak Lilah caused him he never gave up on her. In all honesty she never gave up on him either. During this part of the book when the betrayal was fresh, their feelings/emotions could be summed up best by the song just a fool by Christina Aguilera and Blake Shelton. For your listening purposes check out the link below lol. I love this song!

Oh boy did the words of this song ever ring so true to the emotional status of Cole and Lilah (Heart breaking).

Read her full review here:   Caution! Spoiler Alert!!

And finally from Jenny of Black Words Pages!
Excerpt: This book was worth waiting for!! With the same exact characters that I fell in love with in Unlovable, I was addicted from beginning to end. It has an awesome plot and is very well written. My emotions again did get the best of me just as happens in all the books I read by the magnificent author. This is a MUST read emotional roller coaster that will draw you in hook, line, and sinker...

Full review here:

Thank you ladies!! I appreciate all your support!

Friday, April 19, 2013

Great review!

Awesome review today on Just me, my Shelf, and I! Check it out!! 

LIVE on Facebook tonight!

Tonight (Friday April 19th) at 9 pm (USA-EAST COAST TIME) I'll be live on Facebook with the Australian Facebook page Confessions of a Bookaholic.  Stop in for questions and answers, a giveaway, and fun stuff !!  You'll find Confessions-of-a-Bookaholic Here

Thursday, April 18, 2013

TWO awesome reviews on the blog tour today.

TWO awesome reviews on the blog tour today. Thank you, ladies!  

Here is and excerpt from Erin's review on WrathsQueens Books: 

After reading Unlovable last year, it instantly became a new favourite, so I have been eagerly anticipating book 2 ever since.
Where book one focused on Maggie and Seth, Unbelievable is Lilah and Cole's story.  And I was not disappointed.
At first I was unsure that I could love a couple as much as Maggie and Seth, but I did!  I loved that as characters they were so different, and yet they really did seem to go together, balanced each other out.  Lilah being a flamboyant character, and Cole being slightly more steady (although not on his feet!) they gave each other what the other was missing and it was beautiful.
Ah Cole...adorable, hunky, klutzy ER doctor...need I say more? No.  Exactly.  Love that dude. You can read the full review here: 


 Highlights to Rachel of Blackbird in my Windows review: Unbelievable was a refreshing read from my current list. There were two things, or I should say people, who made this so: Lilah and Cole. Both were such dynamic characters, fully sketched out, that I felt as if I knew them personally. I also enjoyed how the chapters alternated between Cole and Lilah's point of view. This gave the story more depth.
You can read the full review here:

 — feeling special.

Thank you ladies!!

For more tour stops or to enter to win a signed copy of Unbelievable AND Unlovable (and other prizes!) click here:

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Next stop Cindy C Bennett's blog

Today's stop is with Cindy C Bennett, author of such great books as Geek Girl and Heart on a many more! Here are her thoughts:

Highlights of her review:  I'm a fan of Sherry's books. She's one of my favorite YA authors. The first time I read Unloveable (which is an awesome book and will soon be a movie! You can read my review from Amazon at the bottom of this post) I completely fell in love with Cole. You can ask Sherry how gaga I've been over him since then, and how excited I was when I found out she was writing a sequel starring the hunky, klutzy doc. 

... I had a hard time liking Lilah with him, but that has more to do with the fact that no one could be good enough for my Cole than any dislike of her character. I actually really liked Lilah. For growing up as a Dreser, the girl has an amazingly high sense of morals and knowing right from wrong. And while her reasons for heading to Port Fare are a bit devious, there's some sympathy for a girl who's being forced to do something she doesn't really want to do.

As for Cole . . . *sigh* Cole. Let me wipe the drool from my chin and calm my heart. I can't say enough good about this particular character. Is it weird to be in love with a fictional character? Cole is not just swoon-worthy. He's beyond swoon-worthy. He's dream-at-night-about worthy. A brilliant doctor who's a klutz constantly getting hurt and without much coordination, he is also gorgeous, kind, giving, and caring. Also, forgiving. He manages to find it in his heart to forgive what most people would find cause for hate. Hold on a minute while a have a little Cole fantasy . . .

Okay, I'm back.

Their love story is a cute one. I loved watching Lilah try to remain distant from Cole even as she tried to play him, but unable to resist the utter charm that is Cole. I won't give away too much of their story other than to say Sherry manages to play with your emotions and heartstrings throughout the book, and the ending was perfection (for me anyway). It was great to see Maggie and Seth again, and to watch them as they... 

It was also fun to see Booker (who I hope to see starring in his own book soon) and to see that Maggie hasn't let up on her teasing of him at all. 

You don't necessarily need to read the first book to read Cole and Lilah's story in Unbelievable, but you might be a bit lost as to who some of the supporting characters are and why it means anything that Lilah is a Dreser if you don't. I suggest you read Unloveable, then immediately follow with this one. Lucky you, you won't have to wait as long as I did for the sequel!

Thanks Cindy!

To read the full review Click hereWARNING SPOILER ALERT!!!

Enter the contest to win signed copies of Unlovable and Unbelievable here:

Monday, April 15, 2013


First stop on the tour! Excellent review you can read here on Jamie Canosa's blog! Thanks Jamie!!

Saturday, April 13, 2013

UNBELIEVABLE Blog tour Info!

Thanks for stopping by. Check out the reviews, prizes, interviews, and guest post! Below you will find the list of prizes, along with the blog tour stops and their links. 

 Links to purchase the book: (Click on the name of the vendor)

ONLY THREE entries are Mandatory, the rest are optional on the Rafflecopter!

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Blog Tour Schedule

April 15 Review

April 15

April 16 ~ Review

April 22 ~ Review

April 23 ~ Review

April 24 ~ Review

April 24 ~ Review

April 26 ~ Review

April 27 ~ Review

April 28 ~ Review

April 28 ~ Review

April 29 ~ Review

April 29 ~ Review


1. A Signed paperback copy of Unlovable and Unbelievable 

 2. An Ecopy of Unbelievable

3. A signed book wreath made from the pages of Unlovable

 4. Swag

5. Sheppard's Hook Bookmarks

6. An ecopy of Author Cindy C Bennett's new anthology Enchanted Fairytales

7. Ecopies of part one and two of Author Camelia Miron Skiba historical anthology.
I was here...Before You came and Born in Sin (due to be released in June)

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Awesome giveaway!

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The winner will have the option of receiving a 7" Kindle Fire HD (US Only)

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