To Forgive & Hold Safe by Carey Decevito

to-forgiveLoss, pain, guilt…

Those are the emotions Ben Carpenter feels as the lone survivor of a terrible night, three years before, where fate was so unkind.

On a quest to forget, aware of only one thing—overwhelming misery—he submerses himself into running Fairfax, the pub he and his wife had once planned on opening together, and his side gig as a volunteer firefighter.

Resolved to a life of loneliness, Ben is sideswiped when envy takes hold after he’s asked to stand as Best Man at his best friend’s wedding.

Before he can deal with the idea of opening up to love again, tragedy strikes…just not for Ben this time.

As secrets to his wife’s betrayal come to light, Ben is faced with the reality that an opportunity to heal stares him straight in the face—albeit, in the form of Hannah.

Bonded by their similar losses, Ben begins to wonder.

Is there really such a thing as second chances?

Targeted Audience: 21-50

Author Bio:
Born and raised in small town Northern Ontario, Canada, Carey Decevito has always had a penchant for reading and writing for as long as she can remember.

More than a decade later, with weeks of sleepless nights, where exhaustion had settled in to her everyday existence, she finally gave and put pen to paper (more like fingers to keyboard). She submitted to the dreams that plagued her insomnia. And the rest, as they say, is history!

Carey Decevito has two published works entitled Hot Communications and Once Written, Twice Shy which is part of a five-book series named The Broken Men Chronicles. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, the outdoors, travelling, and playing tourist in Canada’s National Capital region. When life gets crazy, she seeks respite through her writing and reading. If all else fails, she knows there’s never a dull moment with her prolific story-teller of a four-year-old daughter, her goofy husband and their two cats who she swears are out to get her.

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To Forgive & Hold Safe by Carey Decevito

Book Description
Loss, pain, guilt…

Those are the emotions Ben Carpenter feels as the lone survivor of a terrible night, three years before, where fate was so unkind.

On a quest to forget, aware of only one thing—overwhelming misery—he submerses himself into running Fairfax, the pub he and his wife had once planned on opening together, and his side gig as a volunteer firefighter.

Resolved to a life of loneliness, Ben is sideswiped when envy takes hold after he’s asked to stand as Best Man at his best friend’s wedding.

Before he can deal with the idea of opening up to love again, tragedy strikes…just not for Ben this time.

As secrets to his wife’s betrayal come to light, Ben is faced with the reality that an opportunity to heal stares him straight in the face—albeit, in the form of Hannah.

Bonded by their similar losses, Ben begins to wonder.

Is there really such a thing as second chances?

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Play Me to Infinity by Carey Decevito

PM2I-ebookIt’s all about the misconceptions or so it seems…

When Michael (Mike) Withers relocated to Jacksonville, taking over as Withers International‘s CEO in an effort to be closer to his sister and her new family, he never imagined finding himself at a crossroads.

Burned by his ex-fiancée, Mike traded in his dream of a house with a white picket fence and a family of his own and submersed himself in work and entertaining the occasional lady, even if the woman in question worked for him.

Was he a player? Hardly. But Nicole (Nikki) Baxter wouldn’t believe the truth even if it hit her between the eyes. The woman claimed that once a player, always a player.

Compelled to prove her wrong, games begin which Mike is quick to realize could lead him down one of two roads: heartache or the life he had desired once but had resolved to quit chasing.

Maybe he’d given up too early?

Maybe his ex hadn’t really been the one?

And maybe happiness lay in the form of a feisty, argumentative, tiny package with tight skirts and an ability to turn any argument into foreplay?

Targeted Audience: 21+

Author Bio:
Born and raised in small town Northern Ontario, Canada, Carey Decevito has had a penchant for reading and writing for as long as she can remember.

As an adult however, more than a decade had come to pass before sleepless nights plagued her with exhaustion, demanding that she put pen to paper (more like fingers to keyboard) and start writing again.

And the rest, as they say, is history!

A writer of erotic romance, this lover of food will throw in a bit of heat, a dash of sass, a pinch of comedy and a dollop of real-life experience in order to provide her readers with a story that will mess with their emotions from start to finish.

Family and friends are her lifeblood but Carey also enjoys conquering the outdoors, sports, travelling and playing tourist in Canada’s National Capital region. When life gets crazy, she seeks respite through her writing and submersing herself in the latest addition to her library. If all else fails, she knows there’s never a dull moment with her prolific story-teller of a five-year-old daughter, her goofy husband and their two cats who she swears are out to get her.

With three published works under her belt, Play Me to Infinity is the third of her The Broken Men Chronicles series.

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Almost Forgotten by Carey Decevito

Carey Decevito-AF ebookJake had it all: women, money, great looks. For all intents and purposes, he was happy.
A series of women and an unexpected appearance by a ghost from his past cause him to re-evaluate his life.

She’d broken his heart, all those years ago, and Jake chose to live the life of a bachelor there on out. Along with his fast-paced career, he ran a fast-paced social life. It’s what worked for him. Or he’d convinced himself it did.

The loneliness his large home presented the minute the housekeeper went home and the women that warmed his bed deserted him, left him wanting. Could he have what so many of his friends already did: the woman, the family, the house with the white picket fence? Maybe. But just because he desired these things, things he’d sworn off ages ago, doesn’t mean that they were destined for him.

Targeted Audience: 21+

Author Bio:
Born and raised in small town Northern Ontario, Canada, Carey Decevito has always had a penchant for reading and writing.

More than a decade later, with weeks of sleepless nights, where exhaustion settled into her everyday existence, she finally gave and put pen to paper (more like fingers to keyboard). She submitted to the dreams that plagued her. And the rest, as they say, is history!

Carey Decevito enjoys spending time with family and friends, the outdoors, travelling, and playing tourist in Canada’s National Capital region. When life gets crazy, she seeks respite through her writing and reading. If all else fails, she knows there’s never a dull moment with her prolific story-teller of a five-year-old daughter, her goofy husband and their two cats who she swears are out to get her.

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Once Written, Twice Shy by Carey Decevito

Carey Decevito-OWTS ebookAfter a bitter marriage, Paxton seeks respite from his loss. Rediscovering his writing, he never expected creating a piece worthy of reading nor for two unsuspecting paths to cross in the most unconventional of ways.

Thousands of miles separated them, yet he’d never felt closer to anyone. Finding out that happiness and love was attainable again, was one thing. Having Alissa, was another.

When the two meet, sparks fly, chemistry is beyond explosive, and emotions reach a boiling point. Their brief love affair ignited the fuse but what Paxton neglected to anticipate was that his son would fall for the sweet, meek demurred woman in Alissa or the fact the woman would be their salvation; in more ways than one.

Targeted Audience: For ages 21 and above

Author Bio:
Born and raised in small town Northern Ontario, Canada, Carey Decevito has always had a penchant for reading and writing.

More than a decade later, with weeks of sleepless nights, where exhaustion settled into her everyday existence, she finally gave and put pen to paper (more like fingers to keyboard). She submitted to the dreams that plagued her. And the rest, as they say, is history!

Carey Decevito enjoys spending time with family and friends, the outdoors, traveling, and playing tourist in Canada’s National Capital region. When life gets crazy, she seeks respite through her writing and reading. If all else fails, she knows there’s never a dull moment with her prolific story-teller of a four-year-old daughter, her goofy husband and their two cats who she swears are out to get her.

With two published works under her belt, Once Written, Twice Shy is her second and the first book which is part of a five-book series entitled The Broken Men Chronicles.

What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I was looking for a new challenge. I’ve dabbled in paranormal, thriller, suspense but NEVER have I ever written a book in a male’s point of view. And so, I set forth, using a popular venue to develop a relationship: the world-wide-web!

Once Written, Twice Shy (OWTS) isn’t filled with email and private messages between two people. If that’s what you’re looking for, you won’t find it here. It’s about a friendship that was garnered, bringing two people together in the “slump” of their lives.

Through distance and after meeting, they help each other out. OWTS is the story of how Paxton (Pax)’s life which has taken a turn for the worse and in the most unforeseen of circumstances, he meets Alissa. The bond that forms between the two becomes stronger upon meeting in person after nearly a year of chatting it up online on a writing site (oh yes, I deviated from the popular dating sites).

Needless to say, to write a story in a male’s point of view and in first-person to boot, Paxton needed a lot of character to keep the readers involved. Throughout the book, you’re brought into Pax’s world. You suffer through his woes, you revel in his successes, you feel the heat when he and Alissa get together, not to mention the sorrow, the despair that he feels when something horrible happens to his family. Mainly, you fall in love with him and his love for everyone in his life.

With OWTS came an entire series of books. I fell in love with writing in a male’s point of view and thus, The Broken Men Chronicles was born.

If you’re looking for an emotional, steamy read that is bound to make you laugh, cry, smack the person next to you upside the head because a particular character drives you nuts, then this book’s for you!

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Author Carey Decevito Shares Their Story

About the Author
Born and raised in small town Northern Ontario, Canada, Carey Decevito has always had a penchant for reading and writing for as long as she can remember.

More than a decade later, with weeks of sleepless nights, where exhaustion had settled in to her everyday existence, she finally gave and put pen to paper (more like fingers to keyboard). She submitted to the dreams that plagued her insomnia. And the rest, as they say, is history!

Carey Decevito has two published works entitled Hot Communications and Once Written, Twice Shy which is part of a five-book series named The Broken Men Chronicles. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, the outdoors, traveling, and playing tourist in Canada’s National Capital region. When life gets crazy, she seeks respite through her writing and reading. If all else fails, she knows there’s never a dull moment with her prolific story-teller of a four-year-old daughter, her goofy husband and their two cats who she swears are out to get her.

What inspires you to write romance books?
I’ve read so many books of multiple genres over the years that my love for writing grew from that alone. I love a good HEA but not all of them need to be the one where the guy gets the girl or vice versa. My inspiration comes from the people I surround myself, the wants and desires that I have, that friends and family alike have shared with me over the years. It can be as simple as taking a walk alone, seeing another couple, a sweet and tender moment. Or my inspiration can come from a song I’ve heard on TV or the radio. Regardless, a whole novel doesn’t come from just one person, a single scene in a dream or a simple song–it’s a combination of the three and one heck of an imagination.

Tell us about how you write:
As I’ve said, my imagination is wild and when dreams begin to pop up, day or night (yeah, I daydream), I know it’s time to put those ideas down. I used to put pen to paper, over a decade ago but I now use my laptop.

When a new idea strikes me, I usually let it roll around in my head. Sometimes it takes a few minutes, sometimes a day or two, sometimes longer. I never start a new book without knowing how to start it and how I would like it to end. The in-between parts are what are the most fun for me.

I don’t write with a definite plot. I find that those can seriously hinder my creativity. I’m sure other authors can attest to this seeing as I’ve conversed with a few. When I write, I actually see the book unfold in my mind’s eye as if it was it’s own movie. It’s entertaining and just like a reader picking up a new book and being excited to read it, it’s how I feel when I first write it all out.

When it comes to emotions, if I don’t feel it, I don’t write it. Plain as that! I’ve had instances where I just wanted to slap my characters across the back of their heads, hug another for the horrors they’ve lived through, kiss the sweetheart of a man that suffered rejection and tend to the wounds of the child that cried for help and had none.

Seeing as I’ve declared that I like to fly by the seat of my pants when I write, I will also state that I do have a notebook and I do jot down notes. When my creative juices flow, it’s not infrequent for me to gain ideas for another work or something I may just want to include in my current piece.

Once everything is done and written, it’s edit, edit, edit! I can’t say it enough! Use Beta readers. Sometimes family and friends but to be honest, those opinions may not necessarily be fully to your writing career’s benefit since they love you and will support you no matter what and that may entail keeping a few things from you with regards to your efforts.

If you’re self-published, like me, learn the tricks of the trade with regards to media outlets, promotions, advertising and so on. The more effort you put into things, the better the return. I’m not saying not to go the traditional route. By all means, try it! You have nothing to lose really since you’re starting off not published at all and with the cost of email (nothing) and the few dollars in stamps, the worst you could get is a rejection. The best…well, need I say more?

Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
Of course I do. All my characters are branches of me, friends and family of mine (yeah, even the villains to a certain extent). Sometimes I sit back, leave my fingers on the keyboard, close my eyes and visualize a complex scene, other times, the ideas strike so fast that I’m typing away, giggling or grumbling, feeling my heart break or melt as I get to it.

I put my characters into a series of complex situations and literally ask them/myself “So what are you gonna do to get yourself out of this mess?” kind of questions. Of course they don’t answer back in the conventional sense (I’m not crazy), but they do answer in the way that ideas come and I continue writing.

What advice would you give other writers?
Play hard, work hard, and DON’T give up!

By “playing hard” I mean enjoy how it feels to be writing something. Post it somewhere online where people can look at it for free. I know you’re thinking it’s ridiculous, you putting all of that time and effort into a book only to let it go for free. I truly have a point with this. If you post it on some site for free, readers discover it, they read it, they provide comments and feedback. It’s a great way to use the public eye as a soundboard, especially if you’re not sure if you have what it takes to appeal to the masses. You’ll make new friends, acquaintances, find some great free reads of your own and a client base that will support you if you make the jump to publishing!

By “working hard”, I’m talking about what comes after you’ve written your story. The first word that comes to mind…EDIT! I’ve written over a dozen books in the last 2 years (no, I’m not kidding). Not all of them are edited and I can promise you that chances are, not all of them will be published either. Editing is a crucial part of the puzzle here. No one wants to disperse funds on something that is filled with grammatical, punctuation, formatting and syntax errors. If you find yourself unable to “fix” your story, look into an editor. They can be pricey but if you find a great one, you’ll feel better. After all, your book is a reflection of you. Your name is on it, your blood, sweat, tears are in it. Those are your words, your thoughts and inspiration being presented to the public.

What I’ve come to realize, as a self-published author, is that hire out as much as you can within reason. Don’t go breaking the bank if you don’t have the right cash-flow. Hire an editor, use Beta readers (those are usually free since you give them a copy of your manuscript to read and comment on), learn to do graphics or hire that out so you have a fabulous cover, book trailers, banners and so on. Once those are tackled, you’re in need to work on media outreach. We’re talking Facebook, Twitter, a website or blog (or both but I’m warning you…if you’re the only one doing the work, you’ll feel overrun). From there, you’re looking for reviews, free and paid advertising and promotions, blog tours, using your personal connections (and this is where those people from that website you posted your story for free on, come in). If those freebie readers enjoyed your work, they’ll definitely want to read the new and improved version and they will support you. I’ve done it and reaped the benefits and I know countless others who have and have.

My final point…DON’T give up! Whether you’re self-published or you’re looking to be picked up by a publisher, don’t just submit to sometimes cruel criticisms–BUILD ON IT! One rejection isn’t going to kill you. If you’re lucky, you can speak about getting feedback. Your editor (if you hire one) can do that too and so can those friends, family, Beta readers, etc. I’ve edited a book over 20 times before and still wasn’t fully happy with it (okay, so I’m a little picky about my work…we are our own worst critics, are we not?) Keep at it! Submit to countless publishers but if you’re not interested and rather do the self-publishing, that’s alright too. It’s a matter of finding and discovering what is best for YOU! With that said, good luck to any of you aspiring authors out there as well as those of you who’ve made the leap!

How did you decide how to publish your books?
I decided to self-publish, not because I was rejected one too many times by a publisher. To be frank, I looked into both options. I will also say that just because one person tells you that your work is fantastic, doesn’t mean you should be putting it out to publishers or self-publishing it.

I’m very critical of my work and as a child and in my teens, I never shared my stuff with anyone but the four walls of my bedroom and the occasional teacher if I wrote for a particular assignment. When I discovered an online venue where I could remain anonymous and have the public read and comment, I gained confidence in my writing. I kid you not, I had 2 novellas written within months (November to January). One of those is self-published today.

What I mean to say is that publishing isn’t for everyone. I’ve met writers who are comfortable sharing their work with the public for free off of these said websites I’ve spoken about, others that confessed they write but would never share, some that play around the idea of publishing and only enter contests but don’t pursue anything further, others who’ve been picked up by publishers and some, like myself, who’ve chosen the self-publishing route.

On most days, I love self-publishing because I get to learn the ins and outs, the “hard” way at times. Yes, I do have those moments where I would rather just write a query letter, a synopsis and tailor my manuscript, send it in and say yes to the highest or most reasonable bidder out there where publishing companies are concerned but I haven’t. I might…but that’s me wanting to see and experience both sides of the spectrum. No one knows what’s best for them unless they do just that. Again…live and learn!

What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I won’t tear down either side of publishing and self-publishing. Whatever works best for the author is what works best. I do however find that writers often give up on the traditional route of seeking out a publisher which would include and editor, a cover creator, a promoter and so on because they think (they’ll say “they know”) that they’ll never be picked up and go straight to self-publishing. That’s self-publishing for the wrong reasons. Some are so quick to get their work out on the market and think they’ll be rolling in the cash overnight. NOT SO! It takes a lot of dedication, patience, frustration, blood, sweat and tears, not to mention a long time, to make it worthwhile for most. Those who are quick out of the gate to self-publish without doing market research, the editing, the cover and so on are setting themselves up for failure. I’ve come across far too many books that have had editing issues over the last little while only to see those authors quit writing because of nasty critiques entailing their lack of presentation. I can’t say I blame them since some can be harsh but I can definitely say that they wouldn’t have suffered the sting of those words had they done their homework.

What genres do you write?
Erotica, Contemporary Romance, Suspense/Mystery, Thriller, Paranormal

What formats are your books in?
Both eBook and Print

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Hot Communications by Carey Decevito

HC-Cover-Good-One-Nov.122013BannerLove isn’t hard to find. Holding on to it is another story.

With everything being bountiful in her life, Lacey Flannigan had everything she could ever want. An illustrious career with James & Sons, beauty, a multitude of friends and a financial wealth beyond what she could ever hope for, thanks to her parents.

Still, one thing eluded her – love. When things get hot and heavy between her and a co-worker, no one thought that their very existence would be threatened.

Hot Communications is a sexily thrilling tale that will delight your every senses!

Targeted Audience: 21 and older

Author Bio:
Born and raised in small town Northern Ontario, Canada, Carey Decevito has always had a penchant for reading and writing for as long as she can remember.

More than a decade later, with weeks of sleepless nights, where exhaustion had settled in to her everyday existence, she finally gave and put pen to paper (more like fingers to keyboard). She submitted to the dreams that plagued her insomnia. And the rest, as they say, is history!

Carey Decevito has two published works entitled Hot Communications and Once Written, Twice Shy which is part of a five-book series named The Broken Men Chronicles. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, the outdoors, traveling, and playing tourist in Canada’s National Capital region. When life gets crazy, she seeks respite through her writing and reading. If all else fails, she knows there’s never a dull moment with her prolific story-teller of a four-year-old daughter, her goofy husband and their two cats who she swears are out to get her.

What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
In a simple explanation…a dream, a wild imagination chased with a case of insomnia. I discovered that people gravitate to office romances so I put my very own spin to the premise, combined a bit of thriller, some suspense and voilà!

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