Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Moore Than Forever (Needing Moore Series Book 3)

(Needing Moore Series, Book 3)

Released February 21, 2014

4 STARS ****

In this third and final book in the Needing Moore Series trilogy, Schooner Moore and Mia Silver must learn how to grow together and fight together as a team to hold onto their second chance love.  Continually stumbling on roadblocks and ghosts from their past, can Schooner and Mia take the lessons they've learned and use them to forge a future together.

  Mia and Schooner have come a long way since their college days. They have been through so many trials and tribulations. Missed communications and jealous people have gotten in their way at finding true happiness together. But, once they get another chance through a Facebook encounter of all things, maybe their future together looks bright after all. 

   When we begin Moore Than Forever, Mia has gone into labor early. Scared and anxious and without Schooner there to go through the birth of their son, Mia gathers strength from inside and their beautiful baby boy Nathaniel is born. Mia, BBC that she is, doesn't tell Schooner that she is in labor. Schooner has been in California, trying to get his son Zac straightened out and doesn't realize how much Mia needs him at home with her. 
 Babies bring such happiness and healing and Nathaniel is no exception. Once he is born, things start to turn around for Schooner's dad, Zac, and well....everyone. 

  I think one of my favorite parts of the book was the trip to  Zambia, Africa. Great personal growth happens here for a few characters. It's amazing how traveling to different parts of the world can change the perspective of your own life. When you see how other people struggle so hard for a simple thing like water. Things we take for granted in our everyday life. I was so overjoyed to see that Mia was able to experience the same feelings Schooner did when he visited all those years ago. They have the capability to make such a huge difference in those people's lives and they don't waste that. 

  This final book takes Mia and Schooner from being a he/she to an 'us".  They learn how to communicate with each other and read each other. They heal old wounds, get rid of the demons that haunt them, grow as people, and become a real family. 

Buy Links for the whole Needing Moore Series:

Searching for Moore –
Moore to Lose

Moore than Forever

About the Author

I must've been 5 or 6 when I started writing "stories".  I would write them and hide them. Not wanting anyone to see my "secret" thoughts. I needed to write -even back then.  Now I'm just not hiding them anymore.  Is that a sign of maturity?  Nah ....  
Writer, photographer, insatiable wanderluster, edge-player, foodie, music addict, pop culture fanatic, animal lover, warrior for the rights of people and planet, and avid cusser (am a Native New Yorker, so very little offends me ... and if I am offended, it must be pretty freaking bad .. like bad grammar!).
I am big believer in signs and if we keep ourselves open, there are guideposts all along the way. Stay humble. Be true. Be you.
Life is not a dress rehearsal ...


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Sunday, February 9, 2014

In the Lyrics By Nacole Stayton

                                                          In the Lyrics

                        By Nacole Stayton

                              ** 4.5 Stars **


 Hensley Bradley is the definition of the girl-next-door. She’s kindhearted, beautiful, and talented. Bored with her mundane life, thoughts of fleeing her small town begin to consume her. With aspiring dreams to use her voice as a one-way ticket, she suddenly discovers that music might not be her only passion.

After a fallout back home, Colby Grant decides to leave his family’s farm, determined to show his father he’s more than just a wanna-be country singer. With his All-American good looks, it doesn't take long for girls in his new town to focus their eyes on him. But things aren't what they appear from the outside, and it isn't long until Colby feels he doesn't fit into the perfect world that so quickly embraced him. 

A chance encounter places Hensley in Colby’s path, but it isn't her natural beauty that first captures his attention – it’s her voice. 

When love and music mix, will the combination blossom into a beautiful melody or wither into a heart-wrenching tune?

My Thoughts:

     What would you do if your dream was to be a famous singer and one day you are given the opportunity to fulfill that dream? Only, it means leaving  school, and the person you just started dating, who also happens to have the same dream. 

    Colby Grant lives on his families farm and he is miserable. Ever since a tragedy struck things have gone way downhill. His father has turned into a mean physical drunk and his mom is a complete wallflower. Colby needs to get away so he transfers to another college. He loads up his guitar and kisses his mamma goodbye. 

  Hensley Bradley is a guarded girl. She believes love is for losers and music is what drives her. She spends most of her time with her best friend Dusty and even stays at his apartment a lot of the time. She is just waiting for the day she gets her big break and can get out of town and no boy is going to stand in her way.

  Hensley and Dusty sing on the street and in bars trying to earn as much money as they can for rent and to chase the big dream. One night they are playing in downtown Nashville and Hensley feels someones eyes on her. When she looks up her pulse races as they check each other out. 

Her- "I knew it the moment our eyes locked, and he listened as I sang. Not just to my voice, but to my soul. Colby Grant is going to be hard to keep at a distance..."

Him- "I know all too well that sometimes what we want and what we need are two extremely different things. My aspiring career is why I came here, but she just might be the reason why I stay."

   I ADORED Colby! He breaks down all of Hensley's defenses and makes choices, life changing choices, all with her in mind.

 Hensley irritated me! I kept thinking, "Gah, can't she see how awesome he is!? What the hell is wrong with her? Why is she such a bitch!?!" 

"What is it about those damn dimples that renders me speechless and irritates me? I can't put my finger on it, but it's like being around him brings out the giddy schoolgirl in me at the same time as the raging bitch that hides in my soul."

 Colby just happens to be Dusty's new roommate much to Hensley's surprise as this puts a damper in her plan to ignore the attraction she feels towards him. 

"Yes, Sunshine."
"Why do you call me that?"
"Because my world was dark for a long, long time. When I first laid eyes on you, things seemed brighter for once."

   Swoon!!! I mean HELLO, how can you not fall for that???
Easy, you can't. So, what happens when Hensley, Dusty, and Colby are playing at a bar one night and music execs show up? What if they only want one of you? Would you go if it was your dream? Would you discuss it with the others? And, if you do accept the execs offer, what happens now? 

Nacole Stayton does not disappoint with In the Lyrics. You will be laughing, then screaming, then crying, then screaming again. Read it and find out what happens as Hensley and Colby find each other while chasing their dreams. 

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About Nacole Stayton

Nacole Stayton is twenty-something years young and currently resides in the Bluegrass State. She spends her days working at a local hospital in the billing department and nights writing vigorously on her current novel. She has a passion for helping others and wears her University of Kentucky gear proudly. While her husband loves all things outdoors, Nacole enjoys the finer things in life, like getting pedicures while reading on her Kindle Fire. She is passionate about her faith, family, and The Bachelor.

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