Explicitly Yours By: Mika Jolie Release Day Blitz

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Mika Joie

Explicitly Yours A Platonically Complicated Novella

Release Date Oct. 10, 2017

 

Blurb:

Marriage.

The final frontier. The end of dating. The number one cause of divorce.

I bet you every man who is about to take the plunge experiences a wide range of feelings. As a guy, whose wedding day is only seven days away, I know this.

Anxiety—Nerves are kicking in. Yeah, even confident, cocky guys like me are bound to face nuptial stage fright.

Let’s face it, forever is kind of a long time, right?

Excitement—Coriander and I are going to make it official. I’m marrying my best friend, the one I laugh with, live for, dream with.

Nothing can top this moment.

That is until I got the biggest surprise of my life…

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Buy links:

http://mikajolie.com/books/explicitly-yours/

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Excerpt:

A flurry of butterflies brandishes their wings within my stomach. I reread the letter, absorbing every word more than once. I read between the lines and feel the weight of each sentence, the significance of the words spilling from his heart to here . . . on this sun-bleached page.

From pen to paper, Dean depicts his capacity to delve deep into our personalities, our bond, and our fears. Although the world may be rough, our love will always return us to our senses and lead us back to each other.

He’s my best friend, my deepest love. All thoughts of panic flee from my mind, replaced with a great big wave of certainty. My heart rate speeds up, pounding in an erratic rhythm as a burst of excitement spills through me.

The heart knows what the heart knows, and mine knows, no matter what, it will always belong to Dean. He’s my best friend, and he’s happy to be marrying me.

All the nerves that had gathered earlier dissipate. Tears burst forth like water from a dam, spilling down my face. Salty drops fall from my chin, blotch the paper, and create dark splotches on the ink. Dean’s raw emotions—a treasured keepsake to revisit on those stressful chaotic days when I need a reminder to breathe, and, of course, choose love. Something no camera or technology can record.

Slanting my head, I welcome the warmth of the sun’s caress on my face and soak everything in. I listen to my inner voice, leading me to what’s next. Marriage. Motherhood. Warmth fills my chest, my heart, my mind. I am ridiculously, deeply in love with Dean. He knows what makes me feel happy and inspired. I loved him before I knew what love was. This is the forever kind that will continue to survive stupid fights and surpass time.

With renewed energy, I rise to my feet, dust the sand from my yoga pants, then fold the letter and tuck it in the safety of my jacket.

No more words are needed. I’m ready to be Mrs. Morello.

With a smile on my face, I let out a long breath, then head to the Jeep.

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About the Author:

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Mika Jolie is the bestselling author of the Martha’s Way series. She lives in New Jersey with her Happy Chaos—her husband and their energizer bunnies. A sports fanatic and a wine aficionado, she’s determined to balance it all and still write about life experiences and matters of the heart. Let’s face it, people are complicated and love can be messy. When she’s not weaving life and romance into evocative tales, you can find her on a hiking adventure, apple picking, or whatever her three men can conjure up.

She loves to hear from readers.

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Unwrapping Love Blog Hop

Hey everyone hope you have been enjoying the blog hop posts so far.

I was scrolling one day on the Writing Wenches group feed and saw the thread that said how about let’s all write an anthology. Crazy right? A group of writers who the majority have not met in person write a collection of stories together? I mean what if nobody could agree on anything? Or what if the anthology comes out to be absolutely horrible? (Which btw after reading the whole thing we have such talented writers in this group.)

I decided to join this adventure. Being that I have only self-published two short stories I am very much a beginner author. That’s actually one of the things that made working on this anthology so much fun. There were a group of published authors, some with little experience and some with none.

We were all helpful and considerate and cheering each other on as we wrote this anthology. To my knowledge I think we are the only writing group that has done an anthology together.

There were some tears and blood shed (not at all literal (but you get the picture). I have learned so much from this venture and gained so many new friends in the process. You hear a lot in the writing business that you have to write such and such amount of words and it’s just so much more than that. Anyway our finished product was twenty one short stories in an anthology called Unwrapping Love.

My contribution to the anthology was a short story called Winters Gift.

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It is about a firefighter named Scott and a school teacher named Mel who despite baggage fall for each other.

Here is a teaser

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We are already at work and brain storming at for the next anthology. Crazy right? I don’t think so. Well, maybe just a little.

I wanted to give a special thank you to Rachel Medhurst (twitter name @rachelmedhurst) for giving us the idea.

And to Patricia Eddy and Samantha Williams of PageCurl http://www.pagecurl.net for all the help and editing and marketing.

And to The Writing Wenches (@writingwenches) (http:///www.writingwenches.com)  you guys, I honestly don’t know what I would do without you guys. Most of my online time is spent on the group. You guys are so different but the same and I am l glad that I was granted the privilege to meeting you all. World Domination very soon.

 

Well that’s it from me, there are more wenches telling about their experience with this project in form of a blog hop.

 

Here they are below

 

Christine Cacciatore wrote Noah Cane’s Candy. She blogs at http://poopwafoley.blogspot.com/ .

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Patricia D. Eddy wrote On The Eve of Love. Her website is http://www.pdeddy.com/holiday-blog-hop.

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C..S. Kendall is the author of Second Chance Girl. She would love it if you would visit her at http://www.cskendall.net

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Tami Lund is the author of The Perfect Christmas. You can find her at http://tamilund.com/?page_id=91 .

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Misti Murphy contributed Christmas Candy. Her site is http://mistimurphy.weebly.com .

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Quenby Olson wrote First Position. You can visit her at http://quenbyolson.wordpress.com/ .

 

Keisha K. Page contributed Rhythm of Love. Her website is http://thewordmistress.blogspot.com/

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Grace Ravel wrote Shut Up and Kiss Me. Her site is www.graceravel.com

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Jennifer Ray wrote Declan’s Special. You can visit her at www.adventuresinjentopia.wordpress.com .

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Jennifer Senhaji is the author of Angels in Disguise. You can find her at http://jennifersenhaji.blogspot.com/ .

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A.E. Snow contributed Miles and Mae. Her site is at www.aesnowauthor.blogspot.com

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Sheri Williams wrote Numb, and is sharing the blog hop from the Writing Wenches main website at www.writingwenches.com.

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S.K. Wills wrote Hanley’s Secret. Her website is http://skwills.com/blog/ .

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Allison Winfield is the author of Stay With Me. You can find her at http://alwinfield.com .

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Other stories in Unwrapping Love were contributed by:

 

Melody Barber

Sonja Frojendal

Melina Gillies

Michael Simko

Beth Stanley

K.R. Wilburn

 

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