Teaching Tori by Annie Rehmann

Resized-RGB-Teaching-ToriTori has put up with Gerard’s bullying for so long, she is surprised when Tom, a visiting adviser to her school, turns into an ally she doesn’t really want. Fiercely independent and wary of people (except for children, of course), she is perfectly capable of dealing with Gerard by herself.
Despite her efforts to keep Tom at an arm’s length, he manages to gain her trust, and a tender relationship starts to form. A future with Tom looks certain until a misunderstanding leads Tori to pull away from him. When she recognises her mistake, it is too late to win him back.
The breakup affects her greatly, down to the one constant she could always fall back on in times of crisis: her love of teaching. Tori fails to meet her own high expectations of an inspiring teacher which leads her onto a downward spiral of feelings of inadequacy and guilt.
After weeks of misery, Tori takes to the hills of Central Otago to clear her head. High up in the tussock country she loves so much, she realises that it is time to move on and let go of the past.
The decision comes as a relief, but a sudden weather change gives Tori little time to dwell on it.
Will Tori make it home safely to put her decisions into action? And will Tom ever find out what happened to her?

Targeted Audience: women 21 and up

Author Bio:
Annie Rehmann grew up near Basel/Switzerland. In 1997, she and husband Ralph decided to make New Zealand their new home.
Annie has always had a love of language, especially writing. At school, she thrived on the challenge of expressing herself with clarity not only in her native German, but also in other languages. For a while, Annie aspired to be a journalist one day, but she decided that she wasn’t thick-skinned enough and instead trained as a primary teacher.
Annie started to write her own fiction, in English, a few years ago, resulting in her first novel “Teaching Tori”.
When Annie isn’t teaching, reading or writing, she spends time with Ralph and teenage daughter June on their off-grid solar powered house project. She loves tramping in the South Island with Ralph, June and her two dogs Freddie and Pepper.

What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
This book started with a scene at the start – Tori is seeking refuge in the toilets after a verbal attack by her principal, and Tom, a visiting adviser to her school happens to see her. The characters and storyline grew from there. I wanted to write a book that I would love to read. It had to be compelling, and it had to move the reader.
I also wanted to give an insight into life as a teacher in New Zealand, and to share some of the wonderful scenery of the South Island.

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The Falling of Love by Marisa Oldham

TFOLGrace Hathaway is no stranger to tragedy. At the age of ten Grace tragically lost both her parents in a boating accident, leaving her older brother James to take over the task of raising his two younger sisters. Grace tries to lead the life of a normal teenager, but assumes some of the responsibility of caring for her younger sister Michelle and taking care of her parent’s home. Grace is a talented aspiring artist mature beyond her years. Her world is turned upside down the day that Ian Taylor, misfit-rocker-rebel, clanks his way into her mathematics class. At first sight, Grace is taken by Ian’s alluring nature. The two fall deeply in love with each other quickly. After learning of Ian’s troubled family life James allows Ian to move into the Hathaway home. A dramatic turn of events sends Ian and Grace on the road to Los Angeles, CA where Ian pursues his dream of becoming a rock star. New challenges present themselves to Grace as Ian dives head first into the lifestyle of an LA rocker. Forced to grow up all too quickly, Grace is now faced with heart wrenching circumstances that change her life forever.
The Falling of Love is the first novel in a series of novels that will follow Grace Hathaway’s life and personal struggles. Everyone has a beginning to their story and an end…
This is the beginning of Grace’s story.

Targeted Audience: 18+

Author Bio:
California born Marisa Oldham, now resides in Arizona where she practices her love of writing and photography in both a leisurely and professional fashion.

At the age of fifteen, Marisa wrote her first short story.

Marisa attends The Art Institute of Pittsburgh Online Division where she is studying to obtain her Bachelor’s Degree in Science – Photography. Currently, Marisa is taking World Literature and next quarter she will be taking a Creative Writing – Fiction course so that she may hone in on her writing skills.

When asked what genre her books should be categorized as Marisa answers, “Erotic-Romance.”

Marisa has already self-published two novels, part of a three part series she calls The Falling Series of Novels. The Falling of Love, Marisa’s debut novel begins the story of Grace Hathaway, a seventeen-year-old typical teenager who meets and falls in love with Ian Taylor, a rebel, misfit, outsider that is new to her small town. The Falling of Grace, the second novel in the series picks up right where The Falling of Love ended. The Falling of Hope, the third and final novel in the series begins two years after the end of The Falling of Grace. The Falling of Hope is currently in the editing stage.

Marisa has two more novels in the works at the current time, one with a working title of You Have Such a Pretty Face a romance novel that will explore the self-esteem issues of the main female character, societies views on overweight people, and how this makes overweight people feel, with a romantic, witty, and heartwarming story.

The second novel in the writing process does not have a working title at this time, but it is based on a true story.

Marisa is also entertaining the idea of writing a historical romance based on a photo-shoot she did in 2012 and since she loves to read thrillers, she plans to try to see where she can go with tackling writing a thriller.

What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I read a really bad erotica series and thought I could perhaps do better. I quickly learned that writing erotica is not as easy as it may seem. Since writing my first novel, my readers inspire me to keep writing.

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