Saturday, March 22, 2014

BLOG TOUR POST: Promise Me Forever by Sarah Ashley Jones

Promise Me This and Promise Me Forever
by Sarah Ashley Jones


Promise Me This Synopsis:

Welcome to the South—where the tea is sweet and the accents are sweeter. This Southern way of life is all Charlie has ever known. It’s not until she loses the only person who pushed her to break free of the Southern Belle mold that she starts living the life she needs and not the life her parents forced on her.
Jhett has lived on the edge for as long as he could remember - constantly teetering back and forth between being a rock star and living a normal life. His rebellious and sometimes arrogant attitude is known to get him into trouble, especially with the girls who hang on his every move.
Charlie never thought that a trip to pack up her brother’s apartment would leave her feeling even more unsettled about the grainy details of her brother’s death. Her quest for information leads her straight to his old hangout and into arms of Jhett, who suspiciously knows more about her situation than he ever should.
Only a few questions remain: Can you trust someone based on their word alone? And if you make a promise, how far will you go to keep it?

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Promise Me Forever Synopsis:

Charlie Jennings and Jhett Hudson knew that a single moment could change everything.
It took them one song to find each other, one question to give them a chance, one kiss to fall in love, and one night to almost lose it all. But they had one thing other couples lack—pure, unconditional love—and that takes more than a moment to walk away from.
Falling in love is only the beginning. Forever is what happens next.

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My Review:Promise Me Forever
In Sarah Ashley Jones's first book, Promise Me Forever, we meet Charlie and Jhett.  Charlie has just lost her brother and has flown out to his apartment in California to pack up his belongings.  But soon she meets Jhett and her life changes dramatically.  

No spoilers:  Sarah has blown me away with this story of love, lost, redemption, and acceptance.  I loved the way this story unfolded seamlessly around these characters and I was routing for them to get their Happily Ever After (which thank goodness, FINALLY comes in Promise Me Forever).  I was left boo-hooing through the end of this book and lingering on these characters in my thoughts for days after being done.  

I was lucky enough to read both Promise Me This and Promise Me Forever back-to-back.  If you've not read either, I suggest you do it this way too!  Sarah does leave you hanging at the end of book 1!  

Either way, this book and the subsequent novella will engage and touch you!  Pick up your copies today!!

Tens List:

Ten people who influenced you to become an author

  1. My Mom - My mother has always been the first person to push me to follow my crazy dreams and writing a book was definitely ones of those dreams. She played a huge part in actually getting Promise Me This published and I would probably never have finished if it wasn't for her.
  2. Amy Bartol - Everything she writes I find myself continuously thinking 'I want to be like her someday.' She's my inspiration - my who I want to be when I grow up. :P
  3. Mrs. Washer - My first grade teacher. I remember she would have these blank little booklets made up for us to make up our own stories and illustrate them when we were done with work or during free time and I would try and finish my work earlier so I could go digging through them to find one I wanted to use. They were cut out into different shapes like apple barrels, trees, cats, dogs, etc. She was also one of the most encouraging ladies I have ever met in my life. Truly an amazing person and teacher.
  4. Tess Watson - She happened to be there since day one when I said 'I think I'm going to try and write a book.' And I sent her all my crazy first ideas and then all the words that started Promise Me This until the very end. She always told me KEEP GOING. So I did. LOL.
  5. Person on my blog  - Once upon a time, for a hot minute, I was a book blogger. And someone commented on my blog that I should write my own book because she read my About Me section and from that alone, she could tell she would love my writing style. That was the very first seed planting in my head of 'maybeeeeeee I should try and write a book.'
  6. Tina Reber - This lovely lady was who introduced me to Self-Publishing. I found her books through Amazon suggestions on my Kindle and she was the first author who I saw included a Facebook link in the back of her book. Since I had to wait for book two, I liked her page and right before release of book two, she announced she was picked up by a publisher and it threw me off so much. I couldn't understand what that meant because I thought since I read her book on my Kindle and bought it from the Kindle WAS published. Once she explained what it all meant, I was like....WHAT! I can do this myself!? I'm on it!
  7. The Haters - Yeah. I've had a few people try and bring me down...but they are some big reasons why I keep going and wanted to prove that I COULD do this crazy thing called being an author. So HAH. I did it. And I'm going to keep doing it. :P
  8. Patrick Ness - Another author who I want to be like when I grow up. This man is the King of Plot Twists. I just...there are no words. I want to mess with people's minds like he did to me!
  9. My Husband - He never once told me to reconsider this journey and for that, I am sooo thankful. Especially when I am running off four Monster Energy Drinks and five hours of sleep after three days and I'm kind of terrifying. Thanks babe.
  10. Virtual Life - Once upon a time when the Internet first came out and forums were a big thing...I, along with a few other young girls, formed this little online group called Virtual Life.  Basically, we all had our own family that we wrote about every day and sometimes we even crossed over families when it came to relationships and such. We saved all our files on floppy was THAT long ago. It really was my first taste of writing long and thought out stories. I WISH I still had those floppies! 
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About Sarah Ashley Jones:
Sarah Ashley Jones was raised in San Diego, California, but currently wrangles her husband and three dogs in Clarksville, Tennessee. When she’s not writing she works in a pottery studio and comes home covered in paint on a daily basis. She has a slightly unhealthy obsession with cupcakes and chapstick. She is an eternal optimist and can often be found dancing and singing to music at any given time. It’s rare to see her not smiling or laughing, but if you do, just bring her a cupcake and it will cheer her up. Her huge imagination was always in overdrive as a child and now she is beyond excited to put it to good use as an adult. She plans to write as long as she has stories that need to be told.

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1 comment:

  1. Can I snuggle and squish you!? Thanks for being an awesome part of this blog tour and for your continued support! You rock my face off! <3 <3