Monday, July 28, 2014

   Many things to talk about today!  First off, I'd like to let you know that Cleo's book is coming along. I'm even tempted to share the first chapter with you. Let me think about it . . .  Also, I wanted to let you know that Dreaming of Ivy is now available in paperback! Yeah, really. Here's the link.  But mostly, I just wanted to play - Cast that Movie! Come on, you know it's fun.

   But it can be a lot of work, so I'm going to need your help. On my last trilogy, you guys kind of outdid me. I'm a big enough person to admit it. My casting skills are not what they should be, but I will do my best. 

   To begin. Falling for Rayne. Now Rayne is one of my favorite characters, she's smart, talented yet kind of feisty too. I'm thinking Emilia Clarke - what do you think? Yes? No? Am I off on this one? (I personally think I nailed it)

   So now Garrett, this one is easy. And yes, I watched a little soccer this summer. No judging please. May I introduce you to Olivier Giroud.You might recognize him from France's soccer team.

I'm pretty sure I got Ivy right too. Victoria Justice anyone?

 For Becket, the only guy I could imagine in my head was Charlie Hunnam. 

Cleo was easy too. Hello - Brooklyn Decker?

Now, I don't want to ruin Cleo's story for you. There are two guys she might end up with. Tai Matafeo or Asher Murphy. So I'll cast both for you.  
Here's my idea of Tai: Sonny Bill Williams (Yes, he's an actual Rugby player)

 And last, but not least, our beloved Asher Murphy :) Or as you might know him as, Mats Hummels from Germany's Soccer team. Yeah, sorry. The World Cup is over. I'll stop now. (maybe)

   So how did I do? Agree? Disagree? Show me who you would cast. We'll have a little competition to see who wins. 
- Shannon

Monday, July 7, 2014

First Reviews for Dreaming of Ivy!

In case you missed the announcement last week - 

Dreaming of Ivy is Live on Amazon!

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5.0 out of 5 stars Ivy and Becket... PERFECT!! July 4, 2014
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*dreamy sigh*

Dreaming of Ivy is absolutely AMAZING! I LOVED every minute of it! And I have to admit that it is my new favorite book in this series!

Ivy and Becket are completely perfect for each other! They have both had a hard life, they both have issues that they are dealing with but they are also the only ones who can really see the other person for WHO they are on the inside... issues and all. Becket says it best when he tells Ivy, "We don't need to be perfect. We just need to be perfect for each other."

I loved watching these two grow and fall in love with each other. They had their struggles both separately and together but they proved that communication and unconditional love can go a long way to become better, to become stronger, to become closer to one and other. Becket knew from the start that Ivy was meant for him and he set out to make sure that happened. As I said before... they are PERFECT together!

As usual, I really enjoyed seeing the characters from the other books! The main one?! Tai!! What an AMAZING surprise!! I absolutely ADORED him!! Loved the way he stepped up and was willing to help Ivy and Cleo. Gotta love those Matafeo men!! ;) And speaking of Cleo... I know I am not the only one wishing that her and Tai end up together!! There is something there... I just know it! Ok... Ok... I don't know it... but I am definitely HOPING for it!! ;)

And we might as well discuss Asher... Oh my heck!! What in the world is WRONG with you?! Seriously buddy?! You turned into some psycho, possessive, non-boyfriend! How many times does Ivy have to tell you that you are JUST FRIENDS before you can get it through your thick skull?! I liked Asher in Falling for Rayne but he turned into a little twit!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Holy cow Shannon Guymon does it again!!!!! July 4, 2014
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Dreaming of Ivy was everything I expected and more. Shannon Guymon is a genius! I love this series of books. I hate spoiler reviews so I will just tell you, you will love Ivy she is a strong secure woman who knows her own mind. I love heroines like her. She is a woman with a past and willingly owns it. It is what made her who she is. I love Becket. He is one of those tarnished hero's we all love to see. He is the perfect combination of tough guy and tender hearted lover!!! Once I started this book I couldn't put it down, even though I was determined to savor it slowly I just couldn't.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome July 4, 2014
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Loved it! I was so excited when I found out this came out today, I had to download a copy, sneak out of the house and read! (I should clarify, my hubby got off work early today. I did not leave me kids home alone so I could read. Although that would be temping!) I liked Ivy in the first book and I loved her even more in this one. It was great reading her story. Ivy has gone through some trials, but she's used them to help make her a stronger person. I loved Becket, I have a thing for the strong silent type. He chooses his words with care and means what he says. I loved how he truly saw Ivy and treated her so well. Their courtship isn't smooth sailing though and they have to go through some tough stuff before they can get their happily ever after.

One thing I love about this series is reuniting with past characters. I loved seeing some of the old crew from previous series and also a few new characters as well (hint: Tai. Love him!). As I've mentioned before, I love the setting of Fircrest, WA and of course the rugby. I have a new appreciation for rugby (and the haka). I like that there is a bit of a mystery, but the romance and relationships is the main focus.

Overall, another great book in a super fun series. Definitely one I would recommend.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Happy Fourth of July and by the way, Dreaming of Ivy is LIVE!! (On Kindle)

   I'm going to make this short and sweet since you're all busy - Dreaming of Ivy is LIVE on Kindle! Yeah, right this second. Yay! Oh and here's the link.