So this is a new weekly post that I want to do to celebrate authors! To thank them for their works and their inspirations and to let them know how much we love them. Each week we will be sending a new thank you out to an author to show our appreciation for their works and what they have done for us, not only as bloggers but as readers and fans.
This week, my thank you is for:
Lynetta Halat is the author of Every Rose, Everything I’ve Never Had, Used and the upcoming Freed. But what makes her so unique is the way she connects with her readers. I just adore her to pieces and though we have never met, her first book, Every Rose, sparked something inside of me that I will never forget. It reminded me to take chances, believe in what is true and to know the power of a great love. But it wasn’t just the characters or the book itself that moved me.
It showed one author’s way of taking a chance. This was her first book and she took a huge chance on it. She wasn’t afraid to dare to do the unthinkable and not have a cliff hanger or a happily ever after. She took a huge chance with this book and the courage she showed releasing this book was just inspiring. So inspiring for me, I used it in a presentation on taking risks and believing in your own work and taking pride in your work.
This is just one of the many things that Lynetta has inspired in me and though she may not know how much her work has inspired me, she didn’t give up on that book and as a reader, I was left in complete awe and completely ugly crying…
Her second book was gripping and emotional as well, but it spoke to me on an entirely different level. She tackled a very tough subject in this book with PTSD and it just broke me. I mean literally it just broke my heart. But she still found a way to make her characters unite with strength and not only put their lives back together, but my heart as well. Lynetta’s love for the military is strong and she is such a great supporter of the troops, which I just love because nothing makes me tear up quicker than my love for the men and women who serve our country. It’s their bravery that just makes my heart smile.
After those two amazing books, She tackled the rodeo world in Used. Now used is part of a trilogy and I am dying to get my hands on Freed, but this book… just wow.
Listen, anyone who knows me knows that I have this rediculous passion for all things Kenny Chesney. All things! Her books have been to his concert with me…
So when she wrote this cowboy book and talked about going to a Kenny Chesney concert and then there was the the singing of a Kenny song… GAH! She had me at hello! But this book had me way beyond Kenny Chesney. This book had me at the characters, the story and the crazy triangle… I am so anxious to get my hands on the next book, I have offered to fly to her home and stalk a little…
So this post is my thank you to an amazing and talented author who has touched me in so many ways and though we have never met, I have a special connection to her and her work and she inspires so much in me.
Lynetta, you are a remarkable and talented woman and you have made such an impact on me as a blogger and as a person and I wanted to say thank you for that and so much more. Your books are my go to books I am constantly reading and re-reading and I just can’t get enough of any of them. I spend time with them at sporting events, on vacation and even in my hometown…
With all that said, is it in poor taste to ask for Freed… like now? Hmmm…
Anyway, I wanted my first thank you to be to Lynetta because she inspires so many amazing things in my and probably doesn’t even know it and she constantly reminds us we, as readers, are important to her and what she does. The love goes both ways.
If you haven’t read Lynetta’s books, here they are with links to them!
BOYFRIEND BOOKMARK RATING: ★★★★★
Celeste Hebert has always appeared to have it all, but there are many things she’s never had, been forbidden from having.
One night. One song. One kiss. The perfect trifecta to unleash the floodgates of a forbidden attraction between the widow and her husband’s bad boy cousin, Adrian.
Celeste endeavors to rebury the feelings that surface after this one night since her powerful family despises him. Kindred spirits, best of friends they attempt to douse their attraction; however, Adrian always seems to know exactly how to push her buttons and may prove too much to resist.
Having defied his family by making his way on his own terms, Adrian struggles to regain their acceptance. When he meets his cousin’s wife and wants her for his own, he feels he’s finally lived down to the title—black sheep. But, when his cousin dies unexpectedly, Adrian fights his attraction and swears to honor them both by helping her raise her boys.
Finding himself enveloped in a cocoon of love and acceptance, Adrian knows it’s more than just physical attraction. However, unforeseen events threaten to destroy those he now holds dear and his newfound peace.
Will the ties that bind them be their undoing?
You can read my complete review of Everything I’ve Never Had by CLICKING HERE.
I am a slut. No worries. I’ve come to terms with it, and you will too. I’m not one of those girls who thinks she’s too plain, too fat, too skinny, too shy … no, I don’t have that kind of luck. I’m the girl who knows she’s just right for everyone. — Denver
A reputation as a manwhore–with–a–heart–of–gold tends to precede me. But, I don’t do girls with issues, that is until this girl. It’s this girl I want to fix. This girl I want to protect. And maybe … more. — Ransom
Being in love with the same girl your entire life isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. She uses me in every way imaginable. How does she see me? I am her perpetual one-night stand. No strings, no attachments. Just mind-numbing sex … for her anyway. — Greer
Feeling like the life is being choked out of her in the small town of Anaconda, Montana, Denver Dempsey craves the escape that college offers … even if that means leaving her “best friend with benefits” and looking for a new way to forget. Thinking she’s found the perfect hookup in Ransom, Denver’s outlook on college is bright. That is, until Greer shows up looking for a second chance, and Ransom’s interest turns to hatred.
Love. Hate. Triangle.
Who’s using who?
ABOUT LYNETTA HALAT
Since the dawn of time, Lynetta Halat has lived to read and has written innumerable stories and plays. A lover of good books, bad boys, and kickass tunes, she’d always dreamt of penning books that people could connect with and remember. She also has a secret penchant for wringing the emotions out of unsuspecting readers, and she collects reader’s tears in much the same way that wine connoisseurs collect their favorite vintage.
Her first novel, Every Rose, was the perfect catalyst to launch her into the world of publishing, effectively burrowing her way into the hearts and minds of readers throughout the world. Everything I’ve Never Had was her follow-up adult romance novel. Now, she has penned Used, a New Adult Romance that she hopes sinks its teeth into you and doesn’t let go.
Her love of the English language prompted her to pursue a Master’s degree in English from Old Dominion University in Virginia, where she also minored in snark and interpretive dance. She lives somewhere along the Mississippi Gulf Coast with her adorable husband, two amazing sons, and two loveable dogs. When she’s not writing riveting stories, she likes to focus on her macramé art and her scouring of eBay, where she buys locks of hair from her favorite rock stars, most especially Bret Michaels and Dave Grohl.