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CANVAS OF THE HEART BY MELISSA TAGGART

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Canvas of the Heart is a heartwarming romantic novel about a young woman named Lindsey who has cerebral palsy and about her daily life dealing with CP.

Canvas of the Heart is romantic novel about a young woman with cerebral palsy, and how she rises above the term disability’ through her relationship with friends, family, and above all, the man who becomes her husband.

Funny, sexy and inspirational, the book focuses on Lindsey’s insights, struggles and triumphs by teaching us that those with disabilities can also lead rich, full lives.

EXCERPT

Sitting in my room reading a science fiction book I’d just bought from the local bookstore, I was excited by the job offer I had received from the store manager who wanted to replace an assistant who had just quit that morning. He had spotted me browsing the shelves, and as I was practically a daily visitor, he’d approached me. It was perfect timing, since I’d recently graduated from high school and was looking for a way to pass the time.
I was eager to tell my best friend and neighbor, Becky, about the job. She came over almost every day to hang out with me after work. Her family had moved in next door a few months ago, but while I saw her frequently, it took me a while to warm up to her. I’d always been a shy and awkward person, which was the main reason I had no close friends. Too often, experience had taught me that getting close to people never ended well, and I’d spent enough time getting hurt.
Becky seemed to accept me as I was and saw me as person rather than a person with a disability. We started chatting more and more often. Gradually I came to trust her, and we’d known each other for more than two months before she asked why I was in a wheelchair. I told her that I had a disability called cerebral palsy, but a less severe version, which was a mix between spastic and ataxic forms. In my case, the part of the brain that controlled the ability to walk wasn’t functioning.
A knock at the door distracted me. “Come in,” I said.
“Hey,” Becky said, sending me a smile as she poked her head through the door.
“Hi,” I said, closing my book. Becky was a cute redhead with creamy skin and a dusting of freckles across her nose. She had an outgoing personality and a warm smile. I was always comfortable in her presence.
“How did it go today?” she asked, sitting on the bed beside me.
“Great!” I grinned broadly. “I got a job.”
“Let me guess,” she said. “The bookstore?”
“I start tomorrow.”
“That’s great!” Becky hugged me. “I’m so happy for you. You love books, so you’ll be perfect for the job.”
“Well, the pay isn’t much, but it will at least give me some pocket-money.”
“Hey, it’s a start,” Becky said.
“How was your day?” I asked. Becky’s job at a music store was always a source of entertaining stories.
“Same old,” she said. “I just wanted to come over and check up on you before I get going. I have a date tonight with Jason, that hot guy I told you about.”
“Have a good time,” I said as she gave me a quick hug and left. “Let me know what happens,” I called after her.

LINKS

 

BOOK WILL BE AVAILABLE ON AMAZON ON JULY 22, 2014

https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/26465908-melissa-taggart

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Canvas-of-the-Heart/501435103299498

http://www.devinedestinies.com/melissa-taggart/canvas-of-the-heart/

BUTTON-AUTHOR BIO

Georgia native Melissa Taggart is a believer in tackling challenges.  Diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy at the age of three months, as a child she discovered that writing offered her a way to deal with a speech impediment.  It not only paved the way for better communication, but she transformed a challenge into the voice of a writer eager to teach the world that people with disabilities are people with the same lives, loves and longings as anyone else.

Through Melissa’s amusing, insightful and touching stories, she addresses issues and common misconceptions in a way that will open the eyes and hearts of readers everywhere.  Her goal is to deliver her special message with humor and candidness, as well as bring greater awareness about the real world of the disabled.

When Melissa is not busy creating the universe of Lindsey, Jason and Max, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends.  She also volunteers part-time in a first grade classroom helping the kids with worksheets and games and other activities.

Release Blitz & Giveaway for Resistance By K. Larsen

 RESISTANCE (Bloodlines #3)
(Sawyer’s Story, Releasing Late 2014)
SYNOPSIS
My name is Sawyer Crown, I own Bloodlines Tattoo Parlor, despise drama, and have a penchant for broken women. It’s a habit I intend to kick.
The arrangement had been simple. Clara and I sleep together if and when we wanted too. We were always best friends first. We raised Allie together with love. Four years into it did people assume we were married- yes. Did people assume I was Allie’s father- sure. Did I love every second of that- most definitely.
Then my world exploded. Clara left me. Moved on. I’m supposed to too. I just haven’t figured the moving on part out quite yet. The heart wants what it wants right? Or maybe the mind wants what it wants for the heart. All of those scenarios are bullshit though. Clara went for the gold. She carved out the happiness she needed, wanted.
Now it’s my turn.
Goodreads:
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/20554154-resistance
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K LARSEN- BLOODLINES SERIES INFORMATION

ALL BLOODLINES SERIES BOOKS CAN BE READ AS STANDALONES
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OBJECTIVE (Bloodlines #2)

SYNOPSIS
My story started out cliché, good girl falls for bad boy, but one wrong move changed all that. Turns out the good girl doesn’t save the bad boy. My story goes from cliché to risqué to mind-blowing. My story is different from all the others because the events of my story led me to one thing…my objective.
Remembering him comes in dreams and flashbacks that I can’t control. I tell myself it’s time to let go…but moving on from him is impossible when I still see our lives in my head.
When you kill your soul mate you don’t ever really recover.
A year of trying to forget or rather move past it has taught me that you can’t. It’s an impossibility to move on from that kind of horrific form of betrayal. If you you’re too selfish or scared for suicide, like me, you learn to wake up every morning and follow routine. One foot in front of the other, day after day.
Hollow. Lifeless. Haunted. Loving him was like the sun on a summer day. Living without him is like slowly burning to death. Torture.
A Bloodlines Novel.
*Note Tug of War is the 1st in the Bloodlines books, each book can be read as a standalone book.*
goodreads:
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/19366566-objective
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/objective-k-larsen/1118968553?ean=2940149572366
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00JDZNGBS
https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/415093
Praise:
“I think this will definitely be a must read. K. Larsen has hit it out of the park with this little twisted story of Magnolia/Cypress. 5 Stars” -Author R.L. Griffin
“Edgy, raw, intriguing, captivating…an absolute must read. One. Two. Three. Breathe. Four. Five. Six. ~5~ Truth or Lie? ~Adapt or die~ Stars”- Book Crush Book Blog
” This story deserves 5 stars, if not more, and I cant wait to get my hands on the next book by Ms. Larsen.”-This Redhead LOVES Books Blog
“Myyyy godddd. This book is everything I love wrapped up in one amazing little package. It’s got suspense, mystery, and some super crazy twists. It was one of the hardest books to put down that I’ve read in a LONG time.” – I’ll Be Reading Book Blog
“Wow, one of my favorites this year. A real page turner ….” -Magic Within The Pages Book Blog
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MEET THE AUTHOR

I have a weird addiction to goat cheese and chocolate martinis, not together though.
I adore my dog. He is the most awesome snuggledoo in the history of dogs.
 Seriously.
I hate dirty dishes.
I like sarcasm and funny people.
I should probably be running right now… because of the goat cheese….and stuff.
I’ve been told I’m the mistress of Snark. I like that.
Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/K.LarsenAuthor
Twitter:
https://twitter.com/klarsen_author
Goodreads:
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6871141.K_Larsen
Website
http://ferrarik.wix.com/klarsen
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TUG OF WAR (Bloodlines #1)

Impulsive, YES. Irresponsible, SURE. Necessary, PROBABLY. Going to end badly, most likely. Does any of that matter to me, no. I decided that I can’t please everyone so this week my only goal is to please me. I’m a selfish cow but I can’t seem to help it. I’m Clara Lord. I own Bloodline’s Tattoo Parlor, have a filthy mouth, no filter and a really strong objection to bossy idiots, pet names and wealthy men.
You will hate me, love me or love to hate me but either way it doesn’t matter. Everything I touch turns to crap and it’s all my fault. See, I lived through hell. Then I escaped hell and carefully spent the next eight years crafting a perfect little life until Domini Napoli screwed it all up. Now nothings right. Everything’s wrong and all my secrets are coming out.
Goodreads
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17858831-tug-of-war?from_search=true
Tug Of War has been voted:
Top 3 of 2013 list from Book Junkie Girls
Top 10 of 2013 from For The Love Of Books
Top 13 of 2013 List from I’ll Be Reading
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Buy Links
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Tug-War-K-Larsen-ebook/dp/B00G5YGFKY/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1383926397&sr=8-1&keywords=tug+of+war+k+larsen
Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/tug-of-war-k-larsen/1116995385?ean=2940045289184
Kobo: http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/tug-of-war-12
Smashwords:
http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/360582
TARGET 84 (Bloodlines #4)
(Bentley’s Story, Releasing Early 2015)
SYNOPSIS
My first kill was at sixteen. One might think that’s young but I’d been trained for two years before I was allowed to execute a human target on my own. I won’t ever forget him. Jackson Manning was testifying in a human trafficking case and someone didn’t want him to be heard.  I’d been sloppy and careless, but excited and if I’m honest, a little turned on too. I’d found myself rather curious staring at his unmoving body. I’d been scolded for my carelessness but it didn’t matter. I’d had a taste of the real thing and I thirsted for more. My desire, my obsession took on a new form that day. It wasn’t a goal I was working towards anymore, it was tangible now.
It is my life.
I am an assassin. I don’t know my targets or why they’re targeted. I am commissioned to kill without question and I am paid grandly for the service I provide. I get a text with a name and an address. I watch them. I wait. I become who I need to be. I seduce them if necessary to get close enough to execute.
I love my job, or  loved my job. Everything changed when I was assigned: ATF Agent Bentley James, last known location Christiansburg, VA.
                                    Goodreads:
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/20554970-target-84
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