Monday, October 10, 2016

Toby Neal's Michaels Family Romance Series Spotlight & Giveaway
Three sisters find new lives and true loves far from home
Toby Neal Presents The Michaels Family Romance Series
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Somewhere on St. Thomas
by Toby Neal

My rating: 4.5 stars

Series: The Michaels Family Romance - Book1
Publisher: Toby Neal; 3 edition (August 18, 2015)
Publication Date: August 18, 2015
Genre: Coming of Age
Print Length: 219 pages
Available from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble
ON SALE all of October ~ Only .99
Redheaded spelling champion Ruby Michaels meets the wrong man on the eve of her departure from St. Thomas for college—and fireworks ensue. “I wasn’t going to be derailed by anyone—no matter how handsome and interesting,” she vowed. But some promises are made to be broken.  

Somewhere on St. Thomas by Toby Neal

Off to college on a scholarship, she finds the hustle and bustle of Boston exhilarating, and her roommate and new best friend is more than willing to introduce Ruby to the lifestyle of the wealthy. Life away from St Thomas and her family was an adventure, as she tested the dating waters and found two other young men who each had a huge appeal in her search for someone to give herself to. In the end, the heart knows what the heart wants and in spite of her visions for her future, there is only one man for her.

Welcome to Toby Neal’s Somewhere on St. Thomas where love can be sweet and powerful and one young woman is strong enough to want to see the world on her terms before committing to her forever love. To be honest, Ruby made many mistakes while “coming of age.” There were times I wasn’t sure how I felt about her until I realized that she was learning from her mistakes in the romance arena and it made her all the more realistically human! Filled with characters that were fun, far more patient than I and sense that were detailed just enough to get the feeling of where we were, the changes of POV were a wonderful idea that fleshed out this tale to perfection. Ms. Neal ‘s style brings love and great reading together and that makes me smile!


Somewhere in the City
by Toby Neal

My rating: 4.5 stars

Series: Michaels Family Romance - Book 2
Publisher: Toby Neal; 3 edition (August 18, 2015)
Publication Date: August 18, 2015
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Print Length: 219 pages
Available from: Amazon

It’s a long way from sleepy St. Thomas to the big city.
"It's dangerous to be too beautiful." The year is 1989, and magnet-for-trouble Pearl Michaels leaves her childhood home, the tropical paradise of St. Thomas, to live with her sister in Boston. Discovered as a model, Pearl finds fame, fortune, and Magnus Thorne.
Harley-riding, enigmatic Magnus is a man with a past and a hazardous, secret present. The last thing he needs or wants is an addiction to a woman so famous she's known simply as "Pearl," but he can’t seem to let her go.
Danger and passion stalk Magnus and Pearl from Paris to Dubai, and love's not the only thing at stake. 

Somewhere in the City by Toby Neal

Ask any parent, you raise your kids with the same love and care and they each come out different. Pearl was the family wild child, desperate to leave their tropical island and taste life in the fast lane. She was a dare devil, a rule breaker and it was breaking one of those rules that cost her one of the greatest losses of her life. But it was her guilt and cowardice coming forward that turned her life into an internal living hell. It would take a dark man of extreme self-confidence and natural power to rescue Pearl from herself. But first, they had to meet and moving to Boston with the responsible Ruby was the first step.

What a ride, following Pearl as she becomes a model, watching her struggles to take responsibility for herself and her actions and seeing how she handled a lopsided romantic triangle.

Toby Neal is back with the second tale of three sisters, each unique, each trying to spread their wings and each struggling in a new world they were ill-prepared for. Somewhere in the City is both heartbreaking at times and filled with romantic heat and passion. Follow Pearl, a young woman comfortable with her appearance, yet miserable with her insecurities and dark secrets. Magnus, seriously, doesn’t his name say it all? Big guy, big heart and big Harley. Let’s not forget Brandon, the man who opened the modeling world doors for Pearl, a gentleman falling in love. But who is right for Pearl?

Once again, Toby Neal shifts from drama to delight with some heated passion along the way, will Pearl find her happy ending?


Somewhere in California
by Toby Neal

My rating: 5 stars

Series: Michaels Family Romance - Book 3
Publisher: Toby Neal (June 21, 2016)
Publication Date: June 21, 2016
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Print Length: 210 pages
Available from: Amazon

Dancing is everything—until it leads to love.

Jade Michaels has a simple life: home, school, dance studio—and lot to prove in the shadow of dynamic, talented older sisters. She runs away and risks everything to compete in the first-ever dance reality show in LA in 1992,  and meets the perfect guy—until she finds out he’s her sister’s ex.

Four years ago, producer Brandon Forbes rescued Jade’s sister Pearl from a mugger—and discovered her as a model. He fell hard, but she married someone else. Brandon thought his broken heart was ancient history—until Jade’s dazzling audition activates conflicted feelings he can’t deny.

Can Jade and Brandon navigate the past that separates them?

 Somewhere in California by Toby Neal
(Michaels Family Romance Book 3)

Talk about a chaotic, high energy and emotionally charged tale as we step onto the stage with the dancers all vying for contracts, contacts and big dollar prize! Toby Neal’s Somewhere in California and Jade may just be my favorite sister in the series! Jade is flawed, it is obvious she has some problems and yet, she is like poetry in motion on the dance floor, emanating feeling, and the love of the dance. This is her world, hers alone, but Brandon has stolen her heart. Brandon has his own issues, but caring about Jade isn’t one of them. She may be his own healing balm in the arena of life.

A delightfully colorful cast of characters from the dancers on up. Ms. Neal has put family first as Jade crosses the barrier from baby sister to young woman on the move as she learns that life isn’t all about her woes and no one’s life is perfect! Any author who can bring the expression of the body, mind and soul of dancing to life until it plays across your mind, music included, is an author to read!
Author Toby Neal grew up on the island of Kaua`i in Hawaii. After a few “stretches of exile” to pursue education, the islands have been home for the last sixteen years. Toby is a clinical
 social worker, a career that informs the depth and complexity of the characters in her books.
Neal is the author of more than a dozen novels in the mystery and young adult genres, and
the bestselling Lei Crime Series™ which launched in 2011.. The series centers on Leilani
“Lei” Matsumoto Texeira, a multicultural detective with issues. Lei, her dog Keiki, and her
love interest, Stevens solve a range of complicated crimes in the Hawaiian Islands.
Amazon launched the Lei Crime Kindle World in 2015, which allows authors to build
licensed fan fiction upon Neal’s works, and she’s sold over half a million books. She is a 2015 Independent Publisher Book (“IPPY”), 2015 National Indie Excellence®awards winner, and 2015 eLitBookAward winner.
Outside of work and writing, Toby volunteers in a nonprofit for children and enjoys life in
Hawaii through beach walking, body boarding, scuba diving, photography and hiking.

Toby Neal is offering a $15 Amazon Gift Card to the Grand Prize Winner 
eCopies of Books Two & Three in the Michaels Family Romance Series to the runner up! 
International Where Allowed
Ends October 24 at 11:59 PM

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