Tuesday, October 28, 2008

FOREVER MY LADY by Jeff Rivera

Kimber An here. I sped-read FOREVER MY LADY. Although it is a love story, it's not your run-of-the-mill Romance novel. If you can set aside your expectations of that genre and read this multi-cultural story for its worth, I'm sure you'll enjoy its power. There is violence and swear words, but nothing I couldn't handle and you know how sensitive I am. It all fits within the context of the story and enhances the character development.




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Please Comment with a link to your blog, website, or email if you want to be entered in a drawing for a *Free Copy!* FOREVER MY LADY is released today, but you might not find it in your local bookstore. It all depends on how good they are about not segregating authors and such. If you don't see it, pop over to http://www.amazon.com/Forever-My-Lady-Jeff-Rivera/dp/0446545562/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1225211682&sr=1-1 to order it on-line. You'll be glad you did.




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FOREVER MY LADY is rich in world-building. If you can get into Historicals or Science Fiction, you'll have no problem if the cultural setting is nothing like your Real Life.




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Here's the synopsis-




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Originally independently published, Jeff Rivera's debut novel, Forever My Lady went on to be acquired by Warner Books/Grand Central. It tells the award-winning passionate story of a juvenile delinquent named Dio who is sentenced to prison boot camp. Everyone who he has ever trusted has given up on him except one special girl that promises to stay by his side no matter what, the love of his life, Jennifer. He promises he will to turn his life around for her and she promises will never leave him. In fact, they plan to marry one day. But when Dio is released from boot camp he discovers Jennifer is about to marry someone else.




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Forever My Lady was featured in national magazines, on national television and radio including: The Boston Globe, Miami Herald, Rotarian Magazine, Urban Latino Magazine, VOY, Right On! Magazine, NPR, American Latino TV, SITV and was awarded Best New Author Award and the Best Urban Fiction Award and by the Mahogany Media Review. His first novel, Forever My Lady (published by Warner Books/Grand Central Publishing) became a critical media darling having received over 45 reviews on Amazon, over 30 reviews on BarnesandNoble.com and was given 5 stars by Amazon.com's #1 Book Reviewer Ms. Harriet Klausner.




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Here is the author's bio-
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Once homeless and living in his car, award-winning novelist Jeff Rivera writes passionate stories of those often forgotten and neglected by society. He believes even in the eyes of a gang member, even beneath the soiled clothes of a bag lady or behind the tears of a lonely kid in the back of the class, there lies a common thread that links us all, the universal human story. He has made it his personal mission to help change the way the world thinks in a positive way through his stories. Mr. Rivera currently lives in Miami, Florida. Adopted by his Filipino stepfather when he was seven years old, his ethnic background is Black American and Native American.




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Learn more about Jeff Rivera and his forthcoming books at http://www.jeffrivera.com/

8 comments:

Jill Sorenson said...

Is this erotic romance? That purple cover is...weird. Second one looks good, but only vaguely multicultural. I'm interested!

Mystery Robin said...

That sounds amazing. I just bought it on Amazon based on the review. I didn't want to wait to see if I'd win it. ;)

Thank you!

PS Jill, Kimber doesn't read erotica, so I'm guessing it's not.

Kimber An said...

I only sped-read this book. This isn't a true review. This is a Virtual Book Tour. It's possible there are graphic sex scenes I missed. Since Erotica tends to have plenty of those scenes, I doubt it. Perhaps, Mr. Rivera will stop by and let us know for certain.
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Anonymous said...

Hi everyone! Sorry, no sexy erotic scenes in this one. But lots of love and passion and heartbreak. I can't wait to hear what you think of it. -- Jeff Rivera (Author of FOREVER MY LADY)

Kimber An said...

Hi, Mr. Rivera! Thanks for popping in.

Don't be sorry. We don't review Erotica here, so that's a good thing. The biggest reason I started Enduring Romance was there were many readers who were dismayed about buying Romance novels expecting a certain Heat Level, only to discover that it was more graphic. They felt cheated and were afraid to buy new. As you know, readers buying new is how authors make money. And if you don't make money, you might not get another publishing contract. Here at ER we encourage readers to *Always Buy Your Favorite Authors' Books New.*

Robyn said...

I think it sounds wonderful and the author's story is inspirational!

Kimber An said...

FOREVER MY LADY is on the shelves in Alaska! Woo-hoo! Saw it at Fred Meyer's, which is Kroger's to a lot of you Lower 48ers. It's unpredictable what we get and when we get it on our shelves here.

Mystery Robin said...

Mine just arrived from Amazon. :) YAY!