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Sep 09

Special Feature for Today: The “Disconnected” by Bethany Daniel REVIEW, GIVEAWAY and Blog Hop!!!

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Title: Disconnected

Author: Bethany Daniel

Genre: Young Adult Romance

Hosted by: Love Between the Sheets

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A Fast Paced Love Story!
Liam and Katy were high school sweethearts. Shortly after they graduated they ran off to Vegas to get married. Liam does theater acting and it’s there that he is discovered by Excite Entertainment and flown to L.A.
Once he’s in L.A his marriage takes the backseat to rubbing elbows with Hollywood’s biggest and brightest. One night Liam throws a big party and Katy comes into their house filled with half dressed women. When Katy says she’s going to leave, Liam doesn’t believe her until he comes home from filming and finds a note that tears him apart.
Four years later, he’s tried to move on but never let go of the love he has in his heart for his Katy. It’s in a little town they are filming in that their paths cross again and Liam has to try and convince Katy that their love is worth fighting for.

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Bethany Daniel lives in Texas with her husband and 2 sons. She enjoys reading, photography and, of course, writing. Bethany really found the passion for writing again this last year and came up with the idea for Reconnected after years of following Hollywood gossip and reading books about girls always chasing the guys and thought it would be nice for it to be the other way around. She is currently writing Disconnected, the story of Reconnected from Liam’s POV.

AUTHOR SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS

Facebook: www.facebook.com/authorbethanydaniel

Twitter: @author_bethanyd

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7085559.Bethany_Daniel

Amazon Author Page: http://www.amazon.com/Bethany-Daniel/e/B00CPUBPYI

Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/authorbethanyd

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I read both books in the series. Reconnected is the first book. I really enjoyed the romantic angst in the beginning when Liam found Katy. But, I do feel like the author allowed Katy’s character to fall back to Liam too soon. I think she should have carried it out longer. The story was really good and I liked how the author added the “fame” Liam has for being a famous actor into the story line. But, I do feel like the story dragged for a while as it just seemed like unnecessary conversation between everyone. It still was a really good story and the surprise in store involving one of Liam’s “flings” is interesting, A definite happily every after kind of story. 3 our of 5 stars.

The second book in the series, Disconnected, was written from Liam’s point of view. Although the story line is exactly the same, there are conversations that happened between Liam and his friends that aren’t in Reconnected. Again, the story line was really good, the writing was good, another happily every after kind of story. 3 out of 5 stars.

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BUY LINKS for Disconnected:

 

Amazon: http://amzn.com/B00EFEBQEG

Barnes &Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/disconnected-bethany-daniel/1116351960?ean=2940045194105

Kobo: http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/disconnected-7

Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/344255

Paperback: http://amzn.com/1490533710

BUY LINKS for Reconnected:

Amazon – http://amzn.to/18GdO8G

Barnes & Noble – http://bit.ly/18ujO1U

Kobo – http://bit.ly/11KtiWg

Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/315543

Sony: https://ebookstore.sony.com/ebook/bethany-daniel/reconnected/_/R-400000000000001048551

iTunes:https://itunes.apple.com/au/book/reconnected/id650158303?mt=11

Paperback – http://amzn.to/ZkFCtS
Excerpt

A party ruined my life. It was supposed to be all about making a name for myself and showing everyone that I was the new kid on the block, but my wife was in the background and she left me.

          When I got home from shooting the day after the party, I thought she would be there waiting for me with a home cooked meal like always. She had told me she wanted to keep something normal while everything else was so make-believe. But when I came in, all that was there was a note:

          “I’m leaving. I hope you have all the successes you’ve ever wanted. I won’t be along for this crazy ride. Goodbye.

          Love, Katy” 

          I didn’t believe her when she said she would leave. I thought she was just mad about all the girls in the house. I never thought she could really just be gone.

          After I read that note, I tore the house apart. I ran through every room yelling her name and then I grabbed the phone and tried to call her over and over again. When she didn’t answer, I called her parents. All Mrs. Parker would tell me was that she was safe and really upset. She said she was sure we could work things out, this was just the first of many fights married couples have. But she was wrong. Katy never came back home to me.

          So I started drinking. I drank and drank until I could hardly move anymore. Mitchell Fallon said he was going to fire me if I didn’t get over it because she’s “only a girl” and there’s plenty more where she came from. But he never got it. She’s still more than just another girl to me, she’s everything. And I blew it.

          One morning I woke up and made myself think with a clear head. I was going to find her. Filming was on a break, so I took a few days and I drove home to my parents’ house first.

          “Sweetie, are you sure you’re alright?” my mom asked me for the hundredth time after I got there.

          “Yes, because I’m going to find her, Mom. I have to. I’m going to go talk to Mr. and Mrs. Parker and make them understand that I need her! I’ll apologize and Katy will come home with me.”

          My parents exchanged a look and I sighed with frustration. “Look, I’ll be back later.”

          I walked out, hopped into my car, and sped down the route I knew by heart until I got to Katy’s child hood home. I tapped my fingers on the steering wheel until I had the courage to get out and walk up to the door and knock.

          A few moments later, Mr. Parker opened the door and crossed his arms as he looked at me. “Liam.”

          “Mr. Parker, I need to know where Katy is.” I wanted to sound like I meant business but it came out more as a plea.

          He shook his head looking down at the ground. “I’m sorry son, I can’t tell you that.”

          I glared at him. “She is my wife! I have every right to know where she is!”

          He glared right back at me and stepped closer. “And she is my daughter. Do you have any idea what you put her through when you took her to that city? All you did was party and you forgot all about the wife you had that was right there with you!” He yelled through clenched teeth.

 

          I flinched and stepped back as Mrs. Parker came around the corner to see what was going on.

          She crossed her arms and came to stand next to her husband. “Hello, Liam.”

          “Please–please Mr. and Mrs. Parker. Tell me where she is so I can fix this,” I pleaded with them.

          Mrs. Parker looked at me sadly as she stepped forward and took my hand. “Liam, sweetheart, she needs her time.” She turned to look at her husband. “Katelyn’s not in Nevada anymore.”

          My eyes widened and I had to bite my lip to keep from yelling and getting hit by Katy’s dad. “She left the state? Just up and left?” I shouted, frustrated, and started pacing.

          I couldn’t believe this was really happening. If she wanted to teach me a lesson, well, she did.

          “Where did she go? You have family all over the place! Who did she go to?” I yelled, and stormed back towards the door.

          “Son, I think it’s best if you get in your car and leave. Now.” Mr. Parker glared at me. “You’re just going to cause a scene, and I doubt that’s real great for your… what do they call it in Hollywood? Image?” He shook his head. “Go on back.  If Kate wants to come back, she will.”

          “And what if she doesn’t? What if I already screwed this up too bad?” I gulped and looked down at my simple black wedding band. When we ran off to Vegas to get married right after graduation, our parents were furious. But we were in love and this was supposed to be forever.

           Maybe forever isn’t forever when you live in Hollywood

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Apologize – One Republic
Here Comes Goodbye – Rascal Flatts
Broken – Seether
What’s Left of Me – Nick Lachey

Highway Don’t Care – Tim McGraw, Taylor Swift
Not Over You – Gavin Degraw
Some Nights – Fun
Just Give Me A Reason – Pink

It’s Time – Imagine Dragons

Come on Get Higher – Matt Nathanson

Don’t Take The Girl – Tim McGraw
Still Got Tonight – Matthew Morrison
Rebel Beat – Goo Goo Dolls

A Drop of Heaven – Ron Pope
I Won’t Give Up – Jason Mraz

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(5) eBooks sets of Reconnected and Disconnected
(2) Signed Paperback sets of Reconnected and Disconnected

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