Revealing the Cover for Becca’s Dance

**COVER REVEAL***
Becca’s Dance by Jordyn Meryl! Coming April 2014!The journey of life is not about the path traveled, it’s about the dance.
Remember your first love? The itching in your palms to touch that person, the churning sensation of your stomach when you kiss, or the promise of forever love? A summer romance had all the possibilities for Becca and Clay. But a tragic accident killing two of their friends, sent Becca running away to build a sheltered life, protected from pain. Clay tried to drown his pain in booze and other women, but failed. Each picked mates for reasons other than love.
Twenty years later their paths cross as Becca tries to escape from the shame of a divorce, and Clay is living life as a single father to six grown boys.
In the small community of Lester Lake, love, fate and star-crossed lovers work towards rekindling a first and only true love.

Mary Hughes Blog

Looking Forward to a Happy New Year–Guest Jordyn Meryl!

Jordyn is a lovely person and wonderful author I met through WisRWA. Today she’s sharing inspiration for the upcoming year. Please welcome back Jordyn!

Looking forward to the beginning of a new year, I have to first express my gratitude to God and His Universe for the many blessings given to me as a writer in 2013.

Years ago I bought a crystal box from Waterford. I call it my Christmas Wish Box. On New Year’s Eve I open it and look at last year’s wishes. Then I write three more wishes for the coming year. Some wishes are repeated for years, but eventually all come true or they lose their importance and are dropped.

I am not big on resolutions. I do like to set goals. Someone posted that you should make goals every week. I agree. Some goals are meant to be replaced by other goals. Things change, new opportunity present themselves. As writers we must be prepare to move forward.

For 2012 I was inspired to go out into the writing world, meet successful writers, visit new places. Mid 2013 I was told to stay put. “Be Still. Turn Around”. Who told me? The spirit in me that I trust more than any human. 2014? I know I am going somewhere, where and when is not clear yet. But I will be shown the way, given the resources, a course will be charted.

Why, as a writer, do I believe and follow the directions of my soul? That is where I live. In the creative world of magic. Even when I hit block walls, are betrayed or belittled, I still trust the voice inside.

My world has no room for bitterness or regrets. I push on. I am living my dream and I like it here. Like I said I have been blessed.

May the coming year encompass you with love, strength, patience and many blessings.

One of my many blessings was to sign a contract with Idyllic Ink Publishing for my first novel “Becca’s Dance”. It is scheduled to be released this spring.

I have always been inspired by music when writing. A song will spark a scene, a melody stir a feeling. Starting in January I will be blogging at http://jordynmeryl.wordpress.com/ connecting songs with scenes.

Coming early 2014 from Idyllic Ink PublishingBecca’s Dance


The journey of life is not about the path traveled, it’s about the dance.

Remember your first love? The itching in your palms to touch that person, the churning sensation of your stomach when you kiss, or the promise of forever love? A summer romance had all the possibilities for Becca and Clay. But a tragic accident killing two of their friends, sent Becca running away to build a sheltered life, protected from pain. Clay tried to drown his pain in booze and other women, but failed. Each picked mates for reasons other than love.

Twenty years later their paths cross as Becca tries to escape from the shame of a divorce, and Clay is living life as a single father to six grown boys.

In the small community of Lester Lake, love, fate and star-crossed lovers work towards rekindling a first and only true love.

I am adding two more novellas to my “When Dreams…” series. All my books are available at
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Right now if you buy the print copy, you can get the e-book for free.

Here’s hoping everyone enjoys a year to remember in a good way. Love and Peace.

jm

Becca’s Dance Review

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Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Becca’s Dance by Jordyn Meryl

As you know from my previous posts that I love to read. In all of my reading, I have found my way into BETA reading, which is reading and reviewing before the novel/novella/short story/etc. before it is published. I have recently had the absolute pleasure to read Jordyn Meryl’s newest “Becca’s Dance.” Here is my review…

Becca’s Dance by Jordyn Meryl
My Review by Jen Burgess
Do you remember your first love? Remember the itching in your palms to touch that person, the falling sensation of your stomach when you kiss, or the undying smile that stays on your face when you think of their face. In “Becca’s Dance” you are sucked into Becca’s world now as a rejected wife from a “safe” marriage, then back to a special summer 20 years prior. Becca was a strong willed, energetic, artistic woman 20 years ago, but life has tamed her. She married, had children and was the “Stepford Wife” her husband wanted her to be until he simply said he wanted out. With her children in college, she goes back to her Aunt Tilley’s lake house, the only place that has ever felt like home. There she starts to remember why that was her home and how much she belongs there. However, in going back she starts to vividly recall the heat, passion and deep seated love she discovered 20 years ago. Enters Clay. Clay is a local; his whole family has always lived near that lake. One day when he sees the grown up Becca he knows this is his “one.” They experience love and passion that only true, first loves can have. But when a tragedy shakes their foundation, Becca runs and Clay self-destructs. Can coming back to her home, finding her first love again, reconnecting with all of her friends help Becca pick up her shattered pieces? Will Becca and Clay reignite that passion or has that shipped sailed and friendship is all they have?
This book sucks you in with the first sentence…”Damn, damn. Double damn!” The characters are so well developed that you think of them as real, every day people. The undercurrents of passion, hurt and love are so palpable between Clay and Becca that you are cheering for them to come back together. The friendships between the girls and the guys seem very natural and believable. The flashbacks are GREAT! They really put you in that position. It made me start thinking about summers I had with friends at the beach. My favorite flashback was:
Slowly, lazily, never breaking eye contact, he lowered his mouth. The moist heat of his mouth against hers made desire claw at her, hot and sharp. Planting a deep kiss on her mouth, his low growl of delight vibrated her. Returning his kiss, she went up on her tip-toes, ran her hands up his arms, gripping the tight muscles of his upper arms. The kiss continued as he gently, with the touch of fire, let it linger.
OH. MY. GAWD! That is just one such moment that your heart sort of stutters. I think that this book works, especially for me, because sometimes going back to those good times…and not so good times can remind you of what you had and how to be thankful. It can also remind you of the love you once shared with someone…or maybe still do. I give this book 5 out of 5. I would recommend this book to any novel reader.

Book Signing

Next book signing will be at the

Sunday Bazaar in the Historic East Village, Des Moines, Iowa.

September 30th

12:00pm to 4:00pm

Blog Hop

Author: Rebecka Vigus
What title are you bringing to the blog hop: Cold Case: Sleeping Dogs Lie
Synopsis:

As if getting called out on a victimless domestic disturbance wasn’t bad enough, Detectives Macy McVannel and her partner Tom Maxell get a sixteen year old cold case plopped on their desks. Once the case opens up and the detectives try to help Mrs. Appleton finally find out who killed her son, they keep running into the same problem – their witnesses are turning up dead!
Nobody is safe. McVannel and Maxwell are forced into hiding when the murderer even tries to kill the police captain. Who will be next? Follow the team on an edge-of-your-seat, nail-biting ride as they try to apprehend the murderer and stay alive at the same time!

What gave you the idea for the book?
I honestly couldn’t tell you. I was looking to write a book that could be series.
Who are your main characters:
Detective Sgt. Macy McVannel and Detective Tom Maxwell.
Who is my favorite character and why?
In this book, it’s Macy. She finds herself in a situation out of her comfort zone.
Spill a secret, mystery, or hidden in your book:
Macy’s last name is my maternal grandmother’s  maiden name.
Where do you live: I currently live in rural northern Michigan.
Name two famous people who have been sighted in your community:
Ted Nugent used to own property just around the corner from me and Bob Segar has been photographed with the waitresses at the local Big Boy Restaurant.
What is your favorite restaurant and what do they serve?
Big Boy is my favorite restaurant hang-out. They are considered a sit-down fast food chain. But the regulars get treated like royalty.
What author are you highlighting on your blog? Diana Hockley, author of The Naked Room
Where can readers connect with you?
At my blog, Ramblings by Rebecka –  http://www.ramblingsbyrebecka.blogspot.com/

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/pages/Rebecka-Vigus-Author/124220817683304

Jump to Feather Stone’s blog next. (You can hyperlink that with her url: http://www.featherstoneauthor.blogspot.com/ ) If you are collecting locations for 25 entry points, be sure you visit all 15 blogs in this Hop.