Thankful Thursday: Ahren Sanders this one’s for you!

Thankful Thursday

We are starting something new at The Boyfriend Bookmark. There has been so much negativity with book blogs lately and I am quite frankly, tired of seeing it. I don’t do well with drama unless it is among the pages of an amazing book.  So rather than feed into all of the bad an negative things, I am starting something new!

Each Thursday, I am going to take some time to spotlight authors that have made a difference to me in one way or another. I may or may not have met the author, their books may or may not be my favorites, but there is something special about each of the authors that I work with, review books from and communicate with. There are the authors who I would do anything for, the authors who would do anything for me. The authors that are my friends, the authors I have never shared words with… This is my weekly moment of thanks to showcase someone who has made a difference to me or to The Boyfriend Bookmark!

So to kick off my new weekly post, I am spotlighting Ahren Sanders.

Let me just say that Ahren Sanders is amazing. She is so full of spunk and I just adore her to pieces and that is why I wanted to spotlight her today. Her books captivated me from page one and never let me go. And here we are three books later and I just can’t get enough of her work. I love her characters and her stories. There is something captivating about her writing and it very much matches her personality. She is so full of life. That’s not to say that nothing gets to her, but she finds a way to deal with it and she is always so kind. That is why I want to take a moment today to say Thank You Ahren.

You make my bad days easier, your books keep me company on my sleepless nights and you are just an amazing person and I want everyone to know how much that means to me!



Ahren spent her formative years living in an active volcano. There her family made collectible lava art. She studied rock collecting at the Sorbonne in France. There she met the love of her life-her pet pig Sybil. She returned to the states and started writing. She is happily married to a guy who used to live under a bridge and she met while pole-dancing. They have one amazing daughter.

Now, meet the real me. I grew up in the south and consider myself a true “Southerner”. Most of the special locations mentioned in my books are reflections of my favorite places. Living on the Florida coast, my family spends a lot time at the beach which is where I usually can be found with a book in my hand. I started writing my Surrender Series, in the spring of 2013 and have received incredible support from the Indie community. Throughout this year, I have been privileged to meet some amazing people that I am thankful to have in my life.


Ahren’s Books


Ravenel Hayes is a perfect daughter, a loving sister, a loyal friend, and an excellent student. Returning home to complete her MBA and be closer to her family, she has her future all mapped out. That is until her path leads her straight into Declan Collins. The dark haired, tattooed singer with a sinful body is a distraction, one that’s way out of her league. He wasn’t part of her plan. But now that he’s literally knocking on her door, how can she avoid him?

Declan Collins lives life to the edge. His only emotional attachments are to his family and his band. He’s your typical bad-boy, lead singer who lives with no regrets. “Hook-up and head-out” is his motto. His ultimate goal is to take his band all the way to the top, or so it was. When he runs into Raven, she stirs up emotions in him that he had never thought possible. From their very first meeting, there’s no denying the chemistry between them.  He’s not a relationship guy, but can she change his playboy ways? 

Jealousy, anger, stalkers, and fame and fortune threaten to tear these two apart. Will surrendering to their love get them through the challenges that await them? Or will it tear them apart?

*Due to graphic language and explicit sexual situations, this book is recommended for readers 18+.


For Stephanie’s Review and more information on Surrendering, CLICK HERE!

surviving coverRaven Hayes experienced a love she thought would last forever. Declan Collins consumed her from the moment she fell into his arms. Their love was what fairytales are made of. But when his band is given an opportunity of a lifetime, he made the one choice that would tear them apart.

Walking away from him and leaving for the summer seemed to be the best idea to mend a broken heart. With the love and support of her best friend, the pain eases, but a decision has to be made. Is Declan her forever? Is she prepared to have a place in his rock star life?

Declan’s broken when Raven leaves. She tamed him and taught him what all- consuming love is. So many factors tried to pull them apart, but his choice was the one to push her away and possibly into the arms of another man. Losing her is not an option. Now he’ll do anything to get her back. And this time she will never doubt the depth of his love and commitment to her.

The journey to their happily ever after is paved with obstacles and challenges, will their love survive?


For Stephanie’s Review and more information on Surrendering, CLICK HERE!


Arianna ‘Ari’ Williams thought she experienced the depths of true love until the man of her dreams dismissed her with no explanation. Heartbroken and humiliated, she found herself changing the course of her life and picking up the pieces of her shattered heart. Now four years later, she has a successful career, amazing friends, and a young son with crystal blue eyes that reminds her every day of the love she imagined. Emotionally she has moved on but the wounds never healed.

Reed Matthews has it all. Playing professional football was his always his dream. Being one of the most successful wide receivers in the league comes with money, fame, and all the women he wants. Even with all his wishes coming true, he never stops thinking of the one woman that owned his soul four years ago.

A chance encounter brings Reed to the realization that Ari Williams not only hid a life changing secret from him, but also things weren’t as they seemed all those years ago. He’s determined to get her back and build their lives together.

When the truth behind their deception is revealed- friendships are tested, families are torn apart, and the one person behind it all is relentless.

Can Reed protect those he loves and build the future he dreamed of?

Amazon | Amazon CA | Amazon UK | Amazon AU | B&N  | Kobo | Smashwords

For Stephanie’s Review and more information on Reed’s Reckoning, CLICK HERE!

You can catch Ahren Sanders on The Boyfriend Bookmark on Monday 9/22 when she takes over our Facebook Page!

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