Saturday, December 7, 2013


~ Synopsis ~
Her past: Emanuel Mills was her first love. The guitar playing, adventure seeking, IT whiz was everything she ever wanted.

Her present: Tyree Barker was her last love. The cultured, educated, successful entrepreneur was everything she needed.

But when Sahara Lee’s past and present collided, a series of events occurred that changed her life forever, leaving her future up in the air.

As a college freshman, a tragic accident changed the course of Sahara’s life. Ten years later, just when she started putting her life back together, Sahara’s world was rocked again due to a similar accident.

Heartbroken and guilt ridden, Sahara fell into old, familiar habits before quickly realizing that she wasn’t the same Sahara Lee anymore. Unable to live a lonely, loveless, isolated life anymore, Sahara decided that the way she coped before wasn’t going to work this time around.

Time didn’t heal her wounds, but forgiveness might. 



First off, do NOT try to read this book without reading Back to Life; you will only be totally lost and confused!  DEFINITELY not a stand alone novel!  Following the series of events in Back to Life, Back to Reality picks up where the previous book left off.  Sahara is in a bit of a pickle with the way she handles life.  She's what I call "a social turtle".  Things get hard and she pulls into her shell and hides from the reality of life.  Sahara has a bad habit of taking the blame for the bad things that happen to the people in her life, but not really accepting responsibility for the events that she sets in motion herself.  In Back to Life she ended up in quite the mess with Tyree and Emanuel, trying to cope with loving two men at once for different reasons.  Following another tragic accident, Back to Reality is where Sahara is forced to make decisions and put things in the proper perspective in order to move on with her life.  

I truly enjoyed both books, although I felt at times that I was on information overload as SO MUCH happens and some of it felt repetitious.  Sahara is very "wishy washy" in her feelings for Ty and Emanuel and there are moments where I just wanted to scream, "Put them out of their misery!"  However, the pain and the angst of her relationships with each of these men really develops her as a character and we see a lot of what goes on inside her head.

Who does she choose?  Well, I won't give away the definitely need to read and find out for yourself!



Author Bio: 

I am a married event planner and life coach. My awesome friends and family and my amazing husband make my life sweet. I love to have fun and enjoy the life I’ve been blessed with. I love shopping and football with equal fervor. I’m an amateur movie critic (i.e. my husband and I watch and critique a lot of movies for fun). I love to read and I enjoy sharing my love of books with anyone who will listen. I love music. A good lyric with a good melody can paint a vivid picture and invoke such a range of emotions. I have a soft spot for most mediums of creative, artistic expression.
With degrees in psychology, human services, and marriage and family counseling, I have a unique perspective on life, love and the pursuit of happiness. As an author, I combine an active imagination and life experiences to create stories that are easily relatable and intentionally intriguing. I want to offer you a peek into someone else’s life and for you to get lost in their story, their trials, their triumphs. My ultimate goal is to create a character or a story that stays with you long after you’ve put the book down.
So in a nutshell: I plan. I teach. I read. I write. I watch. I critique. I shop. I play. I love.
To know me is to love me.

~ Giveaway ~

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