Saturday, July 16, 2016

J.M. Maurer's Seeking Love & Seeking Redemption Promo Tour & Giveaway 
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EMERGING FROM DARKNESS TRILOGY Promo tour for book 1 & 2 to help lead up to the release of book 3


J.M. Maurer

GENRE: contemporary romance 18+

One thing I knew: I wasn’t that woman anymore. I wouldn’t be her anymore.

Three years after a bitter divorce, Jessica Winters isn’t sure she’s ready—or capable—to move on. The thought of another relationship terrifies her, but things quickly change when she meets the playfully witty and handsome sex therapist Matthew Moi. At first, she tries to ignore him, but something in the way he levels his sultry gaze on her awakens her soul.

Secretly in love with Jessica, Matthew has been giving her the space she needed to heal. Incapable of waiting any longer and eager to work his way into her broken heart, he seizes an opportunity to have their paths cross. But when her painful past resurfaces, revealing truths that threaten their future, Matthew must prove to Jessica that a shot at true love is worth the risk.

Seeking Love is the first book in the Emerging From Darkness trilogy, and as such, is not intended to be a standalone. The trilogy reads as: Seeking Love, Seeking Redemption, & Seeking Hope.

Follow Jessica and Matthew’s captivating and steamy love story from the beginning—start the trilogy today!

One thing I knew: I wasn’t that woman anymore. I wouldn’t be her anymore.

My heart was racing at the thought of being separated from Matthew by only the door, and I watched as it opened, knowing he stood mere feet away. I drew in a deep breath to calm my frantic nerves and steady my racing heart. It was the moment my eyes would see him again, and the same moment I knew all involuntary muscle movements would cease.

As Matthew stepped in and around the door, his alluring eyes captured me. The feeling was nothing new. I’d been imprisoned by his gaze before. And locked in it again, I watched as he drifted to me, the indisputable chemistry between us palpable and absolute. His mesmerizing eyes had hypnotized my burning soul, completely bewitching me.

“Hello, Jessica,” he murmured, pointing to an open area of the bed. “Mind if I sit?”

I gave a slight shake of my head, having difficulty forming the simple word “no,” and watched as he made himself comfortable facing me. His crisp charcoal-colored trousers bunched as he scooted on the bed. My sight roamed along his classic plum-colored dress shirt and stopped searching once I focused on his face.

 Seeking Love by J. M. Maurer

Seeking Love (Emerging From Darkness Book 1)Everyone has a past, but for Jessica, it is one of darkness and pain, doled out in buckets full and she has never risen from the depths of her depression. A compassionate and well-trained nurse, her positive life forces are shared with her patients, leaving none for herself. When one man enters her life like a ray of sunshine, she tries to dig herself out of the dark hole her heart has been living in. There is more to Dr. Matthew Moi than meets the eye, he knows more about Jessica then he lets on, but this fragile woman had captured his heart long before he was even a blip on her radar. Will the strength of this man be the healing balm that Jessica needs or will he lose interest as soon as she reveals how damaged she is?

Seeking Love by J. M. Maurer is more than a simple love story between two people. Just as in real life, there is static and interference from others around them, are they being helpful or trying to destroy what is left of Jessica? Ms. Maurer’s writing style flows through the treacherous pages of this heart-wrenching tale as she pulls together all of the pain of her main character and shares it with us. The patience and caring from Matthew is heartwarming, because seriously, how many people, no matter their gender have the patience or heart to help another find themselves? Wouldn’t there be a risk of finding that the healed person is not who you thought they would be? J. M. Maurer has nailed the struggles Jessica faces with thoughtful respect while giving readers hope that things will get better, in spite of the dramas and possible truths she must face. Captivating reading, warm romance with a few barbs along the way.

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After surviving a bitter divorce and emerging from a darkness that became all too familiar, Jessica finds herself on top of the world, her soulful awakening allowing her to feel again, trust again, and even love again. Her painful past, however, is relentless, both physically and emotionally, bombarding her daily and not allowing her to overcome the lingering demons that ultimately control her life.

As Matthew lovingly guides her toward a healthy future, his own secrets become known, threatening to destroy the trusting relationship that had quickly grown between them. But despite what life throws her way, Jessica pledges to put the past in the past, accepting that events are often out of her control. She fights for a future with the man who drew her out of the darkness, steering her onto a healing path . . . seeking redemption.

“Go on in. Take as long as you need.” He kissed me, a brief yet sensual kiss with a promise of much more to come. “See you soon,” he said, returning the flowers to my hands and opening my door. He waved his hand for me to enter, turned, and started walking away, leaving me feeling alarmed and confused.

“Wait!” I called out, depositing the flowers back on the floor, threw my bag into the loft, and jogged to him. “What do I do? When are you coming back?”

“Follow the clues.” He stepped forward and caressed my cheek, grinning from ear to ear.

“Yes, about the clues,” I said, taking his hands in mine.

“You’ll figure it out.” He smiled with a mischievous sparkle in his eyes and turned again to walk away.

“You’re enjoying this, aren’t you?” I called to his back just before he entered the elevator.

“More than you know, birthday girl.” He winked and his tall form disappeared behind the closing elevator doors.


He certainly was a bad boy, leaving me helpless and annoyed, desperately trying to discern his impossible hints.

Follow the clues. Pfffft!
Seeking Redemption by J. M. Maurer

Seeking Redemption (Emerging From Darkness Book 2)Is it possible to heal from pain with love? Matthew has made it his mission to bring the woman he loves to emotional health, any way he can and it’s working. Jessica now looks forward to each day, made special by learning to trust again, to love again and to take each day as it comes. There are still bad days of gloom and her past still creeps up to haunt her, even the villains from her past, but Jessica is coping, a huge step for her. Will demons from Matthew’s past tumble her delicate house of cards or will she continue to push the past back where it belongs, even his?

Get ready for sigh-worthy romance, two people, coming through the worst of the storm and surviving, thriving and growing closer every single day. Seeking Redemption by J. M. Maurer will make a romantic out of even the most cynical among us. Each scene, including Jessica’s bad day and her fight to overcome them are so well-written and feel so real, you’ll be hard-pressed to put this tale of romance down and return to reality.

Once again, J. M. Maurer brings her characters to life and covers each page with a testimony to the power of true love, but is the world finished with Matthew and Jessica? Can their love survive another vicious mind out to hurt them? Will their love be tested and survive even stronger? More brightness, more happiness and more love, written as only J. M. Maurer can do!



Jessica and Matthew’s captivating love story comes to an epic conclusion in the final installment of J.M. Maurer’s Emerging From Darkness trilogy that began with the novels Seeking Love and Seeking Redemption.

I’d been given promises in the past, all of which were broken. 
Inevitably, they broke me. 
I wouldn’t let those broken promises stop me from believing in new ones, though. 
I couldn’t.

Matthew Moi was different. 
His dimpled smile and witty sexual banter has held me spellbound since day one. 
Falling in love with him came easy. 
Marrying him—a dream come true.

Now, he wants something I’m not sure I’ll ever be ready for. 
As I struggle, he faithfully remains at my side. 
Through it all, his protective nature shields me from an evil I didn’t see coming.

Together, we have it all—love, passion, trust. 
Apart, the possibilities are endless, even death.

Seeking Hope is the final book in the Emerging From Darkness trilogy, and as such, is not intended to be a standalone. The trilogy reads as: Seeking Love, Seeking Redemption, & Seeking Hope.

Follow Jessica and Matthew’s captivating and steamy love story from the beginning—start the trilogy today!

J.M. started working as a registered nurse in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit where she cared for critically ill children, transported them from outlying hospitals, and even picked up overtime hours treating patients of all ages while inside a hyperbaric chamber. Holding a Bachelor's degree in nursing, she loves to write about strong characters and their struggles in life. Her books explore themes of revenge, redemption, and hope along with the intrigue of true love, sex, and marriage.

 An incurable romantic with a penchant for dark chocolate and red wine, no matter what trials or tortures her characters face, love will always prevail . . . because, after all, what's better than a happily-ever-after?

 When not writing, you can find her spending time with family and friends, exploring the outdoors, or attempting most any sport. She resides in Chicago with her husband and son.


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  1. Thanks for featuring Seeking Love & Seeking Redemption on your blog today. I appreciate it! <3