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New Release–The End of Feeling by Cindy C Bennett

23 Apr
Now available: Cindy C Bennett’s The End of Feeling After missed deadlines and pushed-back release dates, it’s finally here!

Benjamin Nefer seems to have it all. He’s the most popular
guy in school, the star quarterback with college scouts looking at him, his
grades are near the top of his class, he can get any girl he wants . . . but he
hides behind his dream life to mask the nightmare of his reality.

Charlie Austin is the new girl. Forced to move in with a bitter aunt, she only wants to protect her fragile mom from the world’s cruelty. When Benjamin sets his sights on Charlie, she’s armored against his charm—friends warned her about Benjamin’s game of pursuing and then dumping a long line of girls, not caring about the broken hearts he leaves behind. She doesn’t count on how single-minded he can be when she refuses him, or how charismatic, easing into her life through what he claims is just friendship.
Benjamin thought he could keep Charlie in the same place he keeps all girls—something to be used and then discarded. But Charlie has as many secrets as he does, secrets he’s determined to discover while keeping his
own hidden. He realizes she’s the perfect girlfriend candidate . . . someone he can use to keep up the façade of a perfect life. Now he just has to keep his frozen heart from softening toward this unique girl, because if he doesn’t, his carefully constructed lies might just come thundering down around him, crushing him beneath the burden of feeling.
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Here’s what’s being said about The End of Feeling
The End of Feeling is a
story that will stay with you long after you finish reading it. Haunting,
heartbreaking, in other words, another winner for Bennett!
From the moment I picked it up, my heart was warmed, melted,
broken, and pieced back together again. A beautiful story that will leave you
aching long after the last page.
~ Jamie Canosa, author of Falling to Pieces
tale of hope and love about a couple of teens who have every reason to believe
in neither. It’s raw and real, but leaves us believing in the power of
~ Juli Caldwell, author of Psyched
The reality both characters live makes their story
captivatingly unique, and emotionally powerful. . . Demonstrates the beautiful
truth that two people can learn to be true to themselves, no matter
what—especially while falling in love. 
~ Heather Frost, author of The Seers trilogy
The struggles in this story bring to light the
fact that beauty and truly miraculous things can be found in the everyday, and
that the most important thing any one of us can possess, is love.
Once again Cindy C Bennett’s incredible talent
shines through yet another masterpiece . . . a triumphant story of love,
compassion and human strength.
Bennett brilliantly weaves the fears and trepidation of two
teens treading the hazards of acceptance, young love, and. Curl up with this
story and enjoy the ride—it’s terrific.

Learn more at Cindy C Bennett’s blog.

Visit The End of Feeling blog to read the full reviews.

Winner Announcement for the Great Summer Reads Giveaway Hop

13 Jul

The Great Summer Reads Giveaway is over. Using random.org the lucky winners are:

HIDDEN HEART goes to Peggy Hopkins.

A WORLD APART goes to Rhonda Peña.

BORN IN VENGEANCE goes to Shelly Hammond.

BORN IN SIN goes to Ariel.

Sizzling Summer Blog Hop

4 Jul

Sizzling Summer Blog Hop

07/04- 07-07/2013

Organized by: The Romance Troupe


As the title of this hop hints at, each blogger must post a favorite sizzling scene. It didn’t take me long to figure out which book to pick from since I do have a few of my own novels where the chemistry between the characters is … touchable. The one I chose is not your regular scene of two people in the bedroom but rather in a gym on a military base. Wonder how it’s possible? Well, read on excerpts from A WORLD APART, contemporary military romance published in December of 2011.

And don’t forget to hop over to the other blog sites part of this hop for more fun and … sizzle 😉



“Get ready to get your butt whooped,” saying that, Cassandra took the fighting position, both arms raised to guard her chin, feet apart.

“That’s a big word for a little girl like you.” David put the gloves on, tightened them and took the same position, facing her.

“Which one, butt or whooped?” She jabbed at him once, twice then surprised him with an uppercut. She danced around him, trying to throw him off with a pretended punch to the liver, but going for his spleen instead.

“Actually it’s whipped; whooped is slang and a little girl like you shouldn’t use such words,” he blocked another set of rapid punches.

“I’m an adult, I can use slang if I so choose. Besides, you’re not my commander here. You can’t order my mouth be washed out with soap.”

He laughed and lost momentum when she caught him off guard with two high-speed sidekicks to his upper arm, throwing him off balance. She quickly took advantage of his wobbly position and went for the final chin jab and a knee that landed him sprawled on his back. Before falling, he hooked an arm under her elbow, taking her down with him.

She struggled to stand and to unhook her arm, but stumbled and finally fell on top of David. She tried to escape, laughing so hard her body shook convulsively.

“You play dirty, David Hunt,” she laughed.

“And you take advantage of being a girl,” he laughed, too. Her body felt hot on top of his, resting easily on one elbow, her right leg bent over his, the other resting along his right thigh. Her breasts pressed hard on his chest, making him aware of the growing tightness in his groin.

“I won and quit calling me a little girl. I’m not,” she hit him lightly in his ribs. “I’m a woman.”

“I have no doubt you are a woman, a very special one, I must say.” David squeezed her leg between his, hooked both her arms and, using his body weight, rolled her onto her back, pinning her arms.

Her laughter trailed off, and her facial expression changed from relaxed to serious. Her chest rose with her breath, her skin sleek with sweat. Her blue eyes sparkled and when she licked her upper lip and then bit her lower, David lost it. He bowed his head, The hell with everything—

“You two, I said fight, not play! Two minutes!” Hulk yelled next to them.

David lifted his head for a split second to look up, pushing his body onto one elbow and rolling off Cassandra. A bucket of ice water dumped over his head would probably have the same effect as the instructor’s words.

She jumped to her feet, reaching for him, “Two minutes. Enough time to finish you, Major Hunt.”

David stood. “Don’t be so sure. If I win this match, you’ll cover my shift for one day while I’m off to the beach.” He tried a series of short jabs and forced her to take several steps backward. “Deal?”


Now that you finished reading let’s move to the prize announcement. My prize is an e-copy of A WORLD APART and a $10.00 Amazon gift card.

Sounds interesting? Then for you chance to win all you have to do is LIKE Camelia Miron Skiba on Facebook and leave a comment with the name you did so. 

Winner Announcement for the Last Days of Freedom Hop

23 Aug

The Last Days of Freedom Giveaway is over. Thank you all who stopped by.

As always using random.org the lucky winner is Jodi Lasher.

2nd Annual Summer Giveaway Hop

31 Jul

I’m beyond ecstatic. I’m officially on vacation. I’m almost packed, got my flip flops, my sunscreen and my hat, and two luggages filled with bathing suits, summer dresses, t-shirts and short pants. While you all stay behind, stuck in traffic in your way to work every day I’ll be on the beach in Bora Bora, a margarita in one hand, a hottie fanning me with a palm leaf and whispering in the sexiest voice ever, “Wake up. This is only a dream.”


I’ll wake up. (party pooper)

The truth is yes, I’m on vacation, but instead of a beach in Bora Bora I’ll be locked up in my office with heroes from multiple stories I’ve started a while ago and which need an ending. And while I do that (if by any chance you see my muse wandering around in Bora Bora … send her my way–she has to help me out) you, dear readers, fill out the form below for a chance to win a copy of Scarlett by Alexandra Ripley, the sequel to Margaret Mitchell’s Gone With The Wind, the all-time best romance ever.

The giveaway is part of the 2nd Annual Summer Giveaway Hop once again organized by Kathy @ I’m A Reader Not A Writer, this time helped by  Mary @ BookHounds & Forever Young (adult). The hop runs 08/01 – 08/07 with the winner announcement on 08/08.

Have fun everyone!

Summer Lovin’ Giveaway Hop

10 Jul

I’m really excited to be part of the Summer Lovin’ Giveaway Hop organized by Kathy @ I’m A Reader Not A Writer with help from Tifferz Book Review. This hop runs between 07/11 – 07/17 (winner announcement on 07/18) and requires as a giveaway a “romance”, either Young Adult or “clean” adult.

Well, guess what? I have the best book qualifying for this requirement. The book (one e-copy) I choose to give away is titled It’s A Love Thing a summer anthology containing 8 stories, some by renown authors like Cindy C Bennett and Sherry Gammon some by newer ones like Jamie Canosa, or Ranee S Clark. My short story I Was Here Before You Came it’s also part of this summer anthology. From contemporary to sci-fi, to paranormal and historical romance, there’s a story for everyone, I promise.

Interested? Then all you have to do is fill out the form below and you are one step closer to winning.

Winner Announcement for the Freedom To Read Hop

6 Jul

The Freedom To Read Giveaway is over. 196 people stopped by, thank you all!

As always using random.org the lucky winner taking home a $15.00 Amazon gift card is … Paula Botezatu at number # 13.