October 30, 2013

A Twist of Fate and A Leap of Faith by T Gephart - 2 Reviews in 1



A Note from the Author:

 I am an independent author from Melbourne, Australia my debut novel was released August 27th, 2013. Tired of not being able to identify with the current leading ladies portrayed in the fiction I was reading I set out to create a story with a strong, independent and confident young woman. The story is fast paced and follows Lexi Reed a smart, sassy brunette who dominates in her chosen career field while still being sexy and feminine. She pulls no punches, isn't afraid to kick some butt, boasts a spectacular designer wardrobe and has a major weakness for shoes. A Twist of Fate is book 1 in the three part Lexi series and was released August 27th. Book two - A Leap of Faith was released October 1st with Book 3- A Time for Hope scheduled for release January 2014. I am also currently writing a novella/companion book "Twisted Views : Fate's Companion which will be December 10th. (Pre Sale available on ibooks) 


A Twist of Fate (Book #1)


Lexi is a successful PR manager for a multinational firm, based in Melbourne, Australia. She is an energetic and impulsive soul whose passions sometimes control her life. Through a twist of fate she is chosen to represent a famous client, catapulting her into a new life in New York – fulfilling her in a way that she had never imagined. When Lexi meets Alex, sparks fly. Their chemistry is explosive and they can’t get enough of each other. Her role as the PR manager for his band, Power Station, means that they have to keep their arrangement secret and this proves to be a complication for both of them. The story follows the twists and turns of six months in Lexi’s life, exploring the complicated rules she creates to govern her relationships and the friends that help her realize that life is more fun when you throw out the rulebook and that love is a major part of being happy. Currently it is being offered as an ebook on various retailers in various formats, including iBooks, Amazon, Nook and Barnes and Noble. It's free! Here are links for where it can be downloaded: 






 A Leap of Faith (Book #2)


Book 2 of the Lexi Series. A character driven narrative that follows the Leap of Faith that Lexi Reed (our feisty, career driven heroine) has to take to open her heart to a once in a lifetime love. In this second installment, Lexi faces the demons that have prevented her from having lasting relationships, confronting her family and her own ideals so that she and Alex can build a future together.Lexi is in uncharted territory as her steady relationship with Alex develops. Their passion shows no signs of waning, but the road is by no means easy. While Lexi loves Alex, she struggles to retain her individual identity while being a partner in a high profile relationship.On her first international tour as Power Station’s publicist and Alex’s official girlfriend, Lexi is initiated into the crazy lifestyle of life of a rock-star.Despite all the pressure, Lexi realises that their relationship is worth fighting for and she no longer wants to be alone. In order for her to move forward with Alex she needs to reconcile her past and exorcise some demons that she thought were best forgotten.Is their love strong enough to survive the tests that family, distance and time provide?

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Twisted Views -Fate's Companion:


Twisted Views delves deeper into the world of Lexi Reed, the feisty, career driven heroine from A Twist of Fate. This companion novella gives us additional information, backstories and insights of the main players told to us by the characters themselves.
A Twist of Fate pulled us effortlessly into the world of Lexi Reed - the feisty, smart, sexy and career driven PR manager whose world was turned upside down when she met and began representing her favourite rock band, Power Station. This opportunity of a lifetime not only capitulated Lexi into a new and exciting world but onto a hot and steamy path with Alex Stone, the band's lead guitarist. Their passion simmered as they tired to maintain their secret relationship, leaving both Alex and Lexi wanting more than the "no strings, sex only" agreement they had negotiated. Hearts and rules were broken as Lexi learned the hard way, you can't negotiate with emotions, least of all love.
In this companion novella, we get to examine what has happened behind the scenes from different perspectives, told to us by the characters themselves. Through the eyes of Alex and others we get a clearer view of how Lexi's arrival affects not only dynamics of the band but their personal relationships with her and each other. We get to know the main players more intimately as we are given access to interviews and personal accounts, learning not only about them and what makes them tick but how their world has changed since Lexi's arrival.

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OH MY! That is the words that popped into my head when I finished reading these books. My review is for both the books combined as I was graced with ARC’s of them and was able to read them straight after each other.

In this series you fall in LOVE with Alex and Lexi. This series was right up my alley in every sense. It had sexy hot relationships as well as real-life problems that we book readers actually face. The book was written so well that I felt completely included in their life. You feel like you are a part of them and you are living vicariously through them. Alex is a sweetheart! I mean who wouldn’t want a HOT musician that is also the kindest and most sensitive person. In this series it is Alex as the male role that wants to settle down and start a family. Although they had troubles to start with and Lexi pushed him away they found each other again. What I loved about this was when Lexi pushed him away he didn’t beg, he didn’t push her, he let her come when she was ready. He also never pushed her to open up about her past and let her slowly begin to trust and open up to him!
I seriously have a book hangover from these books and can’t wait to read the Novella coming soon and then to read the third instalment!

A twist of Fate was number 1 in Romance on Ibooks and A Leap of Faith was ranked at number 4. I totally agree and at the moment book number 1 is FREE yes that’s right so if you haven’t read it yet you need to like ASAP!!! 

Also I have decided due to the fact that I LOVED these books so much I will be gifting one special follower these two books in anticipation for the Novella! All you have to do is like T’s fb page, tell her Tash from FMR sent you and we will both decide on a winner!

Great Work T! I am very excited to see you at the Indie Authors Down under event in Queensland in March 2014!

Also if you want a chance to meet this lovely author as well check out how to buy your event tickets here:  http://www.indieauthorsdownunder.com

5 Sexy Musical FMR Stars 
xx Tash

I have decided due to the fact that I LOVED these books so much I will be gifting one special follower these two books in anticipation for the Novella! All you have to do is like T’s fb page, tell her Tash from FMR sent you and we will both decide on a winner! Make sure you enter... these are great books to win! 



AUTHOR BIO:

T Gephart is an indie author from Melbourne, Australia.

T's approach to life has been somewhat unconventional. Rather than going to University, she jumped on a plane to Los Angeles, USA in search of adventure. While this first trip left her somewhat underwhelmed and largely depleted of funds it fueled her appetite for travel and life experience.
With a rather eclectic resume, which reads more like the fiction she writes than an actual employment history, T struggled to find her niche in the world.

While on a subsequent trip the United States in 1999, T met and married her husband. Their whirlwind courtship and interesting impromptu convenience store wedding set the tone for their life together, which is anything but ordinary.

They have lived in Louisiana, Guam and Australia and have travelled extensively throughout the US. T has two beautiful young children and one four legged child, Woodley the wonder dog.
An avid reader, T became increasingly frustrated by the lack of strong female characters in the books she was reading. She wanted to read about a woman she could identify with, someone strong, independent and confident who didn't lack femininity. Out of this need, she decided to pen her first book, A Twist of Fate.

She enjoyed the process so much that when it was over she couldn't let it go.
T loves to travel, laugh and surround herself with colourful characters. This inevitably spills into her writing and makes for an interesting journey - she is well and truly enjoying the ride!
Based on her life experiences, T has plenty of material for her books and has a wealth of ideas to keep you all enthralled.

T self-published her first two novels through Smashwords, is currently writing a novella and the third and final book in the Lexi Trilogy.

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