Sunday, 18 December 2016

✪ Debra Anastasia ✪ For all the Evers ✪ + Excerpt + Giveaway!

© Bianca Janeane


• release date: 18 December 2016
• 320 pages

★★★★★
5 Stars


Fallen Billow should be in college like most of her friends, but instead she’s raising her brother and working as a housekeeper at a vintage local hotel. It’s back-breaking work, but not nearly as challenging as fending off unwanted advances from the hotel’s owner.

Thomas McHugh is fighting for our country, across the globe and decades before Fallen Billow was even born. So there’s no way they’re soul mates. There’s no way he can be desperate to see her, hold her, kiss her. Except there is.

Is it a dream when he inks his name on her skin? Is it a delusion when she puts her hands on his face and says she loves him? Nothing has ever felt more real.

Fate has etched paths for Thomas and Fallen that even time cannot touch. A Purple Heart proclaims Thomas’ valor and bravery. And his death. But Fallen dares to dream of the impossible. She wants Thomas to stay. Just stay.

A tribute to all who have served our country, this novel honors the impossible beauty of love and the endless power of hope. Come open your heart and celebrate the many facets of bravery with Fallen and Thomas.

White Plains - NY

22-year old Fallen has recently given up college to come back home and work full-time at a local hotel. Her mom basically left her and her little brother Fenn alone once her alcohol addiction became too much. And now she's pretty much completely gone from their life. Fallen has to work really hard to keep her 16-year old brother fed and clothed and on his way to college - she can't even think about who's going to pay for that!
Her new job at that vintage hotel in White Plains, NY, is keeping her mega busy. She's responsible for cleaning the fifth floor.
Especially room 514 - the room no one ever stays in. She has to clean it every day!
And on one of those days she suddenly falls asleep on the bed and wakes up somewhere else. And  there she meets the most amazing and beautiful man she's ever seen... Thomas. He also fell asleep somewhere and woke up to find this beautiful girl of his dreams in those woods...
Fallen has no idea what's happening, but every time she falls asleep on the job, in that room, she wakes up to find Thomas already waiting for her. But why? How? Is it all a dream? It feels so real! She wants it to be real. Thomas makes her feel safe for the first time in her life. Safe. Protected. Loved. But how can you be in love with a man that doesn't exist... or does he?
And what about her creepy boss? What does he know about the room and her dreams??

WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO FALLEN & THOMAS?
WILL THERE BE A CHANCE FOR A HEA???
READ THE BOOK TO FIND OUT

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I wasn't so sure about the book before I started reading. The whole 'ghost' thing was scaring me off a bit. How can there be a HEA when one of them has been dead for 70 years?
But then I started reading and I already started crying before the book even started - when Debra tells us a tiny little bit about her grandpa's brother Uncle Tommy - who inspired her to write this book.
Ugh. And then the crying got worse in the prologue! Jeez. I was a mess before the book even started! ☺



I just loved the story!
I couldn't stop reading. You just HAVE to keep on reading to find out if there is even the littlest of chances for our two darlings. It all seems so horribly impossible, but still we want them to get their Happily Ever After!
Once I put the book away that night to make dinner and watch some tv, I still kept thinking about how they could get their Happy End!!! ☺



This was an amazingly beautiful and very exciting, even suspensy romance!
There are so many sad and moving moments, but also so many beautifully romantic and sexy and adorable moments! I just loved it, even though it wasn't really my genre! Hm, I think this genre doesn't really exist. It wasn't some kind of spooky ghost / haunted old hotel story. It was something completely different and very entertaining in so many ways.

Another thing that I really loved about the book. The cover! The couple is really cute ;) and the letter in the background - those are the original words of Debra's Uncle Tommy! ♥ There's more of that in the real paperback edition - my blogger edition didn't have all that!

What I didn't think about while reading was the impossibleness of the whole situation. Ghosts and magic mirrors and time-travel don't exist - but I didn't care! I just wanted them to end up happily ever after! ☺ BUY THE BOOK TO FIND OUT IF THEY DO!!!!!!!!!!!

FOR ALL THE EVERS was such an  beautiful & adorable & moving & exciting & different love story!!  Run to your nearest amazon asap, and don't forget to buy a few boxes of tissues while you're at it!!!!




ARC received for an honest review.

I have loved all the Debra Anastasia books I have read previously, but For All The Evers is something completely different to what we have had recently.

The premise of the story is a love story, but the execution is something quite unique.  It is hard to describe the book without giving too much away, but let's just say there may be something a little supernatural about Fallen and Thomas' story.

The story is a little bit like the first line of Bohemian Rhapsody... is this real life, or is this just fantasy?  Now, I am not a big SPN/Paranormal reader, but this didn't even come to mind when I was reading.  All I wanted was for Fallen and Thomas to get their HEA after all the obstacles that were in their way.



I adore the cover of this book, and as you read the Author's notes about this book, the cover became all the more special.

This is a different, adorable, sweet romance, a love story across the times.  Thank you Ms Anastasia for sharing your Uncle Thomas with us.






Debra has created a website for Thomas McHugh - the veteran the book is in honor of: http://debraanastasia.wixsite.com/thomasfmchugh
(It is recommended readers look at this website after reading the book)



• BOOKTRAILER •




• EXCERPT •

“I bet you were adorable.” He put his knuckle under her chin and encouraged her to lift her head. She rolled back over and settled against his shoulder.
“I don’t want to be adorable. I want to be impossible.”
“How do you mean?” He kissed her forehead.
“I want to be impossible for you to forget, impossible for you to keep your hands off of.” She leaned up for a kiss.
“You’re my impossible then. Have no fear.” He tenderly reminded her he was her impossible, too, with his lips.
She put her hand against his stomach and snuggled in. “This is my spot. Right here. With you—it’s home.” 
He swallowed before talking to the ceiling. “My heart was like a fist. Where I am? It’s not a place you plan to survive. I’ve been there for years, and it’s not about skill; it’s not even about luck. You get strapped into a machine, and fate’s driving. You can’t get out even if you want to. So you submit to it. You harden your soul. You get ready to die.”
He shifted, rolling on top of her. She sighed in contentment. Being beneath him made her feel safe and secure.
He kissed her lips, then the tip of her nose, before continuing. “But with you, it’s like my heart’s opening up, and I’m terrified to feel, after all this time. Yet I don’t have a choice. No matter where I am, I draw your face whenever I get a scrap of paper.”
He laughed a little. “We found a puppy, and I named it Fallen, just so I could say your name over and over. The guys think I’m crazy—such a strange name for a dog. But I don’t care. I’m gasping for you every moment I’m awake. And I’m making choices to keep me alive through the week.”
His eyes searched hers. “What if I’m not as tough as I was in the beginning? God, I hope no one is affected by my distraction with this. But in the end there’s you. Only you. Do what you have to to get back to me when you’re awake. You have to. I need you more than air, more than life right now. The softness of you, the tenderness in your eyes when you see me. I’m trying to force fate to throw me in your direction. To hurl me at you somehow. I don’t know if it will work. But I’m praying for it.”
Fallen touched his face, then his neck. “I will do everything I can to find you.”

LINKS TO THE BOOK AND AUTHOR


• GIVEAWAY •

There is a giveaway for signed paperback of For All the Evers and Saving Poughkeepsie, signed hand crafter holiday ornaments, Booty Camp Dating Service ring, Poughkeepsie lip balm and cardboard keychain, and XL One More Chapter t-shirt

Enter here: http://www.debraanastasia.com/2016/12/for-all-evers-release-giveaway.html






There are a lot of eyes in Debra Anastasia's house in Maryland. First, her own creepy peepers are there, staring at her computer screen. She's made two more sets of eyes with her body, and the kids they belong to are amazing. The poor husband is still looking at her after 17 years of marriage. At least he likes to laugh. Then the freaking dogs are looking at her—six eyeballs altogether, though the old dog is blind. And the cat watches her too, mostly while knocking stuff off the counter and doing that internal kitty laugh when Deb can't catch the items fast enough.

In between taking care of everything those eyes involve, Debra creates pretend people in her head and paints them on the giant, beautiful canvas of your imagination. What an amazing job that is. The stories hit her hard while driving the minivan or shaving her legs, especially when there's no paper and pen around. Within all of the lies she writes hides her heart, so thank you for letting it play in your mind.

Debra has written a smattering of books in a few genres. There are two paranormal romances in the Seraphim Series and now four contemporary romances in the Poughkeepsie Brotherhood Series, Fire Down Below and Fire in the Hole, complete the Gynazule Comedy Series. The Revenger, a dark paranormal romance, is finally in the light, and the last, a novella called Late Night with Andres, is special because 100% of the proceeds go to breast cancer research. (So go get it right now, please!)

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