Monday, September 22, 2014

Spotlight on the In The Moments Series by Joan Duszynskiwith a review of In The Stars and a giveaway too

In The Stars

In The Moments book 1

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Caroline Reyes is starting her second year of college nothing like the first. Following a car accident over the summer with her best friend Raleigh she is now stuck with a bitch for a roommate as Raleigh recovers at home. 

One Saturday morning starts off with a bang, literally at Caroline's door and leads to her needing to comfort a very distraught stranger. This brings Caroline into her first run in with Eric. She feels completely lust driven at just the sight of him, even though his words just piss her off. She can't shake the sensations running thru her though even after their brief meeting is over. Then comes Kyle and he is determined to get to know Caroline better and she feels the same way dismissing her earlier run in as just crazy hormones. 

Now she is left with decisions having to be made and knowing someone is going to get hurt in the process. That someone could be her alone. 

Caroline has always looked into the stars for comfort and reassurance since she was a little girl with her Daddy. Now she is looking up into them praying for the right answers and hoping they can help her along with her Daddy who is amongst them now.

In The Now

In The Moments book 2

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When the heartache of what Tara Wright believed was her love and life plan with her high school sweetheart follows her into a new year. Tara begins to rely on the three new and beautiful friendships that came compellingly into her life.

Caroline, easily becoming the perfect best friend for Tara. Thru Caroline she receives the encouragingly, witty Raleigh as a new found friend as well. Meeting Adam at a time where she needs to rediscover herself has her scared and confused. Every moment spent with him has her head swirling and her stubborn walls weakening.

Adam is the man that can make her laugh, give her support, and make her heart skip a beat every time he comes into view. He's everything Tara needs to make her way back out of her stubborn shell of fear she's closed herself into.

Finally starting to spend more time together and watching Adam in his realm of adrenaline induced racing at the Motocross has Tara's weakening walls finally crumbling to the ground and singeing in the heat Adam brings to her.

Has it all just been a crazy ride to recognize true love? Can Adam fix Tara's broken heart and make her believe that their love is In The Now?


In The Fairytale

In The Moments book 3

Releasing December 2014


In Every fairytale there's anger, hurt, and love. For Raleigh Jefferson her fairytale is no different.

Since she was a little girl, watching Snow White meet her prince as she frolicked through the forest, the idea of Happily Ever After was embedded in Raleigh's mind. Her heart skipped a beat over the Beast's love of Belle, and she knew she'd swim the ocean to save her black haired prince from drowning, even without a mermaid tail. Destiny and forever. She wouldn't settle for anything less.

She wasn't looking for a man to frolic in the forest for her. If she were to actually witness such a thing she'd probably smack the man for acting a fool. But she did want her own Cinderella story. She wanted to glide down the aisle in her own glass slippers toward the man she loved, the one who returned that love unconditionally.

She never knew how hard this dream of hers would be until she met Him. Will the truth of the world around her and the pain that can be carried in someone's heart be too much to handle, or can Raleigh find a way to truly live... In The Fairytale?

About the Author: 

Joan Duszynski lives in Virginia with her husband and their three kids. Woods surround her home and she loves the privacy and quiet it brings. She wasn’t always a reader, so that moment when she picked up a book and found herself engrossed in its pages and unable to put it down will never be forgotten. It eventually led her to want to try and write and share stories of her own, in hopes that others will find themselves reading and getting lost inside of them. Thanks can’t be expressed enough for your time and interest. Please feel free to connect with her either through Email, Twitter, or Facebook.

My Thoughts:

I first fell in love with the cover of In The Stars. I think it is breathtaking. ;-) Then I read the blurb and I just knew that I needed to read it.  

I was mesmerized with this treasure. There is a love triangle but no cheating which is a huge plus in my opinion. I really dislike cheating.

The heroine was Caroline. She was feisty and real. I really, really liked her except her indecisiveness irritated me a little. I understood to an extent because I liked both men but then again I just wanted her to choose.

At first, I thought that Eric was an ass, sexy, but an ass none the less. He redeemed himself as the book went on though. ;-) He exuded a bad boy vibe that seemed to excite her. He was also intense, sexy, and a total Alpha. I couldn't help but drool a few times.

The other man was Kyle and he was absolutely perfect. :-(  He was sweet, extremely attentive and super sexy. Oooh and he was a musician too. I really liked him.

I won't tell you who wins her heart because that is not how I roll. You'll have to read it yourself and go through the same sensations that I did.

Her friends Raleigh and Tara also help to make the book as well. You know how much I love great characters. :D I especially loved the camaraderie and banter between them.

I laughed, swooned, melted into a panting puddle of goo a time or two, enjoyed the friendship that they shared, had a little frustration while waiting to see who she picked, some indecision myself at who I wanted her to pick, and just couldn't put it down. 

I don't need to look to the stars to know that this book is a winner. If you like romance, steam, and don't mind some indecision as the heroine chooses between two great guys, you want to put this at the very top of your list.

I received an ecopy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion. It was sensational.

My only regret is not asking for the second book to review as well!

Don't forget to enter the Comment Incentive Giveaway. It is a great chance to win a book you'd like to have! The link can be found at the top of the page.


  1. the cover did catch my interest as well so magical. knowing teh secondary characters met your expectations just move this on my list

    thank you for this new pearl^^

    1. Thank you Miki. I hope you get the chance to read it, and enjoy it as well.

    2. i just need to wait until it's either available in print ( the best scenario for me) or at least in printable pdf but it's definitively on my "want" list

      thank you for visiting us

    3. Miki if you're interested you can order a printed paper back through Amazon :)

  2. Thank you for putting this post together and sharing.
    I love your review and I'm so happy you enjoyed In The Stars.
    If you'd like, and have the time to read and review book 2 I'd be happy to send that your way as well.
    -Joan Duszynski

    1. You did all the work. I can only offer my opinion of the book. If you hadn't done such a wonderful job with your words, I wouldn't have liked it so much. :-)

      I'd love to read book 2 and I will but I am really swamped with reviews next month. That is why I only signed up to review book one. :-( I'm not sure how quickly I'll be able to get to the next one even though I really want to.

    2. thank you a lot for coming to see us and if you don't have a time limit yes please trust Brenda with book 2 yes she is busy at the moment but she is true to her word so even if it takes time she will give us her opinion and more than probably get us addicted quickly to your books

    3. Thank you Brenda. You can send me an email if you'd like to about receiving book 2 on your Kindle for when time becomes available.