Thursday, October 16, 2014

Featured Author: Renee Dyer

Welcome Today's Featured Author
Renee Dyer!!!


Waking Up (Healing Hearts #1)

For Adriana Monroe life couldn’t get any better. She has great friends, her photography business is booming and she married Alex, her childhood best friend. Life is perfect. It’s a fairy tale really.

But one night changes everything for her.

Suddenly she’s alone. She’s afraid to trust and afraid to love. Most of all she’s afraid she’s broken beyond repair. Nightmares torment and haunt her every time she closes her eyes.

Will she ever be the same?

For Tucker Stavros it looks to the outside world like things come easy for him. He’s gorgeous, rich, famous, has a hot girlfriend. Hell, he’s a movie star. If women aren’t trying to get with him then men are wishing they are him. What they don’t see is the broken child hiding behind the smiles he fakes for the cameras. They don’t see the man who wakes up drenched in sweat from his nightmares from a past he can’t escape.

Betrayal sent him running.

A chance encounter throws Tucker and Adriana together. They try to fight their attraction for each other. They feel they’re too broken for the other.

Will they continue to suffer in the hell of dreamland separately or will they find that Waking Up to real life together can be so much sweeter?

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Eyes Wide Open (Healing Hearts #2)

Adriana Monroe had her life planned out. She was going to marry Alex, have a house full of kids, and spend as much time as possible with their friends. But, life had other plans. Life stole Alex from her and Adriana grieved his loss so badly, when she had the chance to love again with Tucker Stavros, she couldn’t do it. She was broken and felt her love for Alex would break Tucker, too. So, she walked away.

Now, her heart is shattered and she’s mourning the loss of both men.

Tucker Stavros has lived his life looking for love. After losing his mom at a young age and being abandoned by his dad, the only love he’s known is from his Grams. His relationships have been disasters. He’s never felt that spark… until he met Adriana Monroe. Everything changed for him the second he saw her smile. He didn’t care that she was grieving. He didn’t care that she was broken. He saw himself in her lost eyes. He would have done anything to make her his. Just when he thought they were becoming something special, she walked out of his life, crushing his heart.

Now, he’s alone, afraid he’ll never find anyone that makes him feel the way he felt for her.

Tragedy strikes and Tucker and Adriana find themselves thrown together once more. Will she continue to protect him by staying away, or will she find that her heart will take what it wants? Will Tucker shy away from her, or will he run to her and show her why they belong together? Will they hide from each other, or will they walk into the unknown with their Eyes Wide Open knowing that in order to heal, you have to first be broken?

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From a young age Renee Dyer had a love of writing, starting with a doodle pad at age four that soon turned into journals and later computer documents.  Poetry became short stories and short stories became a novel.  Although she's surrounded by males all day having three sons, a husband and a hyperactive chocolate lab, she still finds time to be all woman when she escapes into the fantasy of reading and writing romance.  That is, until she needs male perspective and garners eye rolling from her husband.  She's a true New Englander.  You'll find her screaming profanity at her TV while the Pats play and cuddling under blankets during the cold seasons (which is most of them) reading a good book.  To her snow is not a reason to shut things down, only a reason to slow down and admire the beauty.  Ask her questions and she'll answer them.  She's an open book, pun fully intended.

Interview with Renee Dyer:

Can you tell us a little about yourself?
 I'm not all that interesting really.  I'm a mom to three boys and a bouncy chocolate lab.  My husband is my real life book boyfriend who inspires me daily.  I love to read as much as I love to write and I'm always on the look out for a new book boyfriend to steal my heart.

Do you have any “odd” writing habits? 

I talk out loud to my characters.  yep, full blown, out loud conversations.  If anyone ever videotaped them I'm sure I would look like a raving lunatic.

 Do you listen to music while you write? 
That depends on my mood.  Sometimes I need the noise of the music to drown out my family because I don't have an office to escape to.  When it's just me home alone, I alternate between quiet and having music for inspiration.

When did you know you wanted to write a book? 

I was eight the first time I told my mom I wanted to write a book.  Just took me 30 years to actually do it.
What's one random fact about yourself that you can share? 
 I have a huge pet peeve about having dirt under my feet.  My floors get swept 2-5 times a day because of it.  If I can feel dirt on my feet or socks, the floors have to be swept. 

What's the last book you read? 
Make Me Weak by Megan Noelle.  It was so good.  If you haven't read Onyx yet you need to get on that.  He will make you weak!

What do you do when you are not writing? 
play on FB, clean house, play on FB, hang with my kids, play on FB, bake, play on FB... are you seeing a theme here?

What's your favorite thing about New England? 

Football season and the changing of the seasons are a tie for me.  I'm a huge Patriots fan, but I also love seeing the change in the scenery throughout the year.  It's beautiful in New England year round.

Do you have a favorite football player? 

Tedy Bruschi.  My dog's name is Bruschi after him.  He just had a love for the game that showed every game he played.  He had an intensity as he played and a smile on and off that field that made him infectious to watch.

What are writing projects are you currently working on? 

I'm working on Beneath His Darkness which is book three in the Healing Hearts series.  This will be a standalone book.  Reading the first two books in the series helps you to know all the characters, but you'll be able to read this one without feeling lost.  After that, I'll be writing a book that isn't part of the Healing Hearts Series.  It's a book called He Loves Me Healthy, He Loves Me Not.  This book is very personal for me.  It's about Nick and Brenna and how they overcome loving each other through her having Chiari Malformation, a rare brain condition.  I personally have this condition.  This will be a romance story, but with true to life conditions written in.  Beneath His Darkness will release this winter.  He Loves Me Healthy, He Loves Me Not will release Sept, 2015.  Anything I can write in the times in between those will be a bonus.  :)

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