Meant to Be…Inspired Book Trailer

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Meant to Be…Inspired

Meant to Be…Inspired

 Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and life to everything. ― Plato

Take a journey through five melody-infused worlds where music inspires love to bloom.

“Tempo of Temptation” by Lela Bay / Regency
Perhaps it is best that Mr. Leon doesn’t recall Petra’s mortifying declaration of love. Could their intense attraction during an impromptu midnight concert inspire her to risk her heart again?

“Contact High” by Emmy Z. Madrigal / New Adult

Raul’s addiction is just another symptom of the hard life he’s been dealt but when Victoria sings, his troubles fade into the background. Can her music inspire him to get clean?

“Her Immortal Beloved” by M.M. Genet…

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“The Pocket Watch” by Emerian Rich in Dark Divinations

A great Victorian horror/love story!

Emz Newz Press Presents:

Dark Divinations edited by Naching T. Kassa

It’s the height of Queen Victoria’s rule. Fog swirls in the gas-lit streets, while in the parlor, hands are linked. Pale and expectant faces gaze upon a woman, her eyes closed and shoulders slumped. The medium speaks, her tone hollow and inhuman. The séance has begun.

Can the reading of tea leaves influence the future? Can dreams keep a soldier from death in the Crimea? Can a pocket watch foretell a deadly family curse? From entrail reading and fortune-telling machines to prophetic spiders and voodoo spells, sometimes the future is better left unknown.

Choose your fate.


An excerpt from Dark Divinations

 The Pocket Watch

Emerian Rich

Northern England 1883

Gretchen Windemere stood tall in her sapphire taffeta bustle dress, her neck and vermillion hair adorned with sapphire velvet ribbons and pearls. She smiled and nodded…

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Meant to Be Press Podcast: Episode 012, Dreamy

Review: Love at Pemberley by Reina M. Williams

Ever wonder what happened to Georgiana, Kitty, Mary, Anne DeBurg, and Mariah Lucas after the pages of Pride and Prejudice ended? Ever wonder what kind of parents Darcy, Lizzy, Jane, and Bingley made? Then Love at Pemberley is the anthology for you. Told in four delightful short stories that link together, this book has everything you would want to know about the Pride and Prejudice ladies after Jane put down her quill.

Along with cameos from our favorites, you will also get to see the man each of these beauties ends up with. What kind of man can bring Georgiana out of her gloom? What kind of suitor can match with Mary?

I really enjoyed catching up with all these girls in this anthology. If you are into exploring the same sort of serenity you get from visiting old friends, this is the book for you. I really enjoyed Georgiana’s story the best, but Kitty, Anne, Mary, and Maria were fun, too. We get to meet Charles Bingley’s brother, Nathanael, and witness a return visit from Colonel Fitzwilliam.

I think the coolest thing about this anthology is that even though it is a group of stories all about Pemberley, the author captured each of the girl’s personalities so well in the individual stories, that you would have thought they were written by different people. I also liked meeting the new gentlemen who were not in Pride and Prejudice originally. And what a shock when Denny showed up at the end. He’s not a character I would have thought anyone would have written about.

This was a delightful continuation of one of the best love stories of all time, showing us that even their friends could have happily ever afters.

Review: The Perfect Match by Kristan Higgins

I didn’t know The Perfect Match was the second book in the Blue Heron Series when I read it, but it doesn’t matter that I didn’t read the first. The author has created such a special, fun, interesting town called Manningsport and I now want to know everything about them. I didn’t feel I was missing anything by not reading the first one.

The Perfect Match is centered around one of the Holland sisters, Honor, who runs the family winery. Honor is Miss In Control and is awesome at business, but not at relationships. She’s been in love with the same Mr. Perfect most of her life, but he just sees them as friends with benefits. Tom is an adorable Englishman who has allowed his almost step-son’s happiness to overrule his own.

When Honor realizes her clock is ticking and Mr. Perfect isn’t going to give her a happy ever after, she takes a chance on a green card marriage. Tom is thankful but suspicious of her selfless act. The two soon find out that they have more in common than they thought. Their chemistry despite their differences is magnetic.

I love Honor in a way I don’t love a lot of heroines. She’s smart and organized, but also has faults like being unapproachable and severe. The writing style is fun and I enjoyed hearing Honor’s inner voice. I love the way Tom and Honor meet and interact with one another. The Holland family is entertaining in itself and when you add Tom in, there is more fun to be had. I like how Honor isn’t completely forgive and forget with her backstabbing friend. It’s really fun seeing Tom’s point of view, too. I like how Tom doesn’t like her little dog, but he tolerates the pup for her sake.

The Holland sisters are great to watch and all the characters about town make me feel like I will really get into this series. I want to know more about the sub-characters. The author does a good job of making the characters feel like real people, even if you just see a glimpse of them.

One thing I think this author does really well is getting inside the character’s head and style. I’ve since read the third one in the series and the voice in that book is completely different because you are following a different heroine.

This story has a really well-rounded storyline with lots to love.

Sweet Dreams FREE on Amazon Kindle

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Happy Valentine’s Day Quiz!

Valentine’s Day is here! In celebration of the special event, I have a Sweet Dreams Fun Quiz for you. Answer the questions below and keep track of how many you get in each category (A, B, C, etc…). When you’re done, check the chart below to see which Sweet Dreams character you are most like.

  1. On Valentine’s Day, you’d like to…
    1. Take your love on an all-expense paid weekend trip to Napa wine country.
    2. Spend the time with your loved one, no matter where that might be.
    3. Hanging out with friends would be cool, but you aren’t expecting much.
    4. Take your love to a nice romantic dinner and then night on the town.
    5. Rock out at the nearest anti-Valentine’s Day night club.
    6. Valentine’s Day sucks. Leave me alone.
  2. When picking out a Valentine’s Day gift for your love, you…
    1. Buy the most beautiful piece of jewelry you can find, with your love in mind. Price is no object.
    2. Homemade cards and lots of kisses are better than things you can’t afford.
    3. Don’t really do gifts. You might buy them a drink if they’re lucky.
    4. Whatever they want, they can choose.
    5. Write them a song.
    6. Valentine’s Day sucks. Leave me alone.
  3. Who is your perfect Valentine?
    1. A beautiful person with amazing talents.
    2. The love of my dreams
    3. My favorite singer.
    4. Someone who likes me for me.
    5. Someone who likes to have fun.
    6. Someone who leaves me alone.
  4. What would you like to get from your Sweetheart?
    1. A night together alone.
    2. Just being with them would be enough.
    3. Surprise me.
    4. Makeout session.
    5. Guitar Center gift certificate.
    6. Cash.
  5. I want a stuffed…
    1. Not quite sure I need anything stuffed, thank you.
    2. Giant bear.
    3. Bell pepper. Those are good.
    4. Huh?
    5. Guitar.
    6. Wallet
  6. Your Valentine’s Day song.
    1. “Give me a Kiss to Build a Dream On” ~ Louis Armstrong
    2. “I Can’t Give You Anything but Love” ~Ella Fitzgerald
    3. “Will You Love me Tomorrow?” ~Carole King
    4. “I’ll Make Love to You” ~ Boys II Men
    5. “Punk Rock Girl” ~ The Dead Milkmen
    6. “Anything, Anything” ~ Dramarama
  7. The most romantic location to have that special kiss.
    1. In bed.
    2. Under the stars.
    3. A location on the body I can’t talk about.
    4. Somewhere the press won’t hound us.
    5. Backstage
    6. Any place where we can take it further.
  8. The perfect date ends with….
    1. Breakfast the next morning.
    2. Cuddling.
    3. Nice kiss to tie me over.
    4. Promise to meet again.
    5. Why does it have to end? Come back to my place.
    6. Leaving alone.
  9. Your love life would make a perfect…
    1. Instruction manual.
    2. Romance novel.
    3. Disaster flick.
    4. Headline.
    5. Thriller.
    6. Horror film.
  10. If you couldn’t spend Valentine’s Day with your love, you would…
    1. Make it up later in a big way.
    2. Cry, eat ice cream, and talk on the phone.
    3. Just like any other lonely Saturday night.
    4. Send flowers.
    5. Write a rock ballad.
    6. Get drunk.

Mostly 1


Not only do you strive for true love, you have the high class tastes and panache to pull off even the most luxuriant love affair. Like Rob, you take charge and plan everything. You think that perfection is not an unattainable goal. Be careful of those you love. Of course you want to protect and spoil them, but sometimes they may want to plan a weekend. Let them and you’ll have more fun than you can imagine.

Mostly 2


You’re the type of romantic person who may not always have the cash to be extravagant, but always make it special. Like Victoria, you don’t mind where you are as long as you are there with someone you love. You dream of true love and will most likely have it, as long as you don’t let your own self doubt ruin it.

Mostly 3


You can see the beauty in being in love, even if you can’t always enjoy it yourself. Like Cynthia, you tend to stand back and wait for the rose to bloom rather than rush in before the bud has had time to blossom. However, if inspired by the right person, you have a tendency to get too hot too quick and cut yourself on the thorns.

Mostly 4


Injured by love, you strive to make you way back to the person who believed in that one true love. So, he/she wasn’t the one? Like Derek, you need to learn to accept that person wasn’t right for you and move on to someone who is. Your new love, who helps heal your broken heart, might need some healing too.

Mostly 5


Alright, so you’re not much on follow through, so what. You’ve got a great attitude and you’re fun to be around. You played, and that’s all that matters. Love to you is fun and should stay that way. Like Greg, you don’t let yourself be bogged down by rules and guidelines. Let the love in your life be expressed through music, art, or literature and you will be just as happy.

Mostly 6


You’ve been crushed by love, and really, you don’t have time or energy to spend on some dumb game. Like Raul, you’ll stand on the sidelines and watch your friends enjoy life as you nurse your still bleeding heart. As long as they know you’re there for them in tough times, you can nurse your crush. But be careful. Sometimes your lackadaisical attitude can make people think you don’t care about them and you may end up with no one at all.

Have a great Valentine’s Day!

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Meant to Be Press Podcast: Episode 008, Kissed

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Meant to Be Press Podcast
008 Meant to Be… Kissed
Hosted by Emmy Z. Madrigal
Theme Music: Mr. Darcy’s Minuet by Michele Roger

Meant to Be… Kissed

“The Grand Gesture” by Lela Bay, takes a public humiliation and turns it into an act of heroism. Rosamund Windham, daughter to the duke, literally drops herself into a pool of filth to save an innocent and in the process befriends the girl’s brother. His sister quotes him as saying, “You can’t just throw two people together and expect sparks. It takes the right sorts, like flint and steel. They may not look like they go together until they hit up against each other. Then, sparks.”

“Miss Montague’s Winter Kiss” by Emmy Z. Madrigal turns sadness into hope. Grayson is a man who has lost everything, but Cecelia saves his life and rekindles his belief in love. Broken ice and traumatic losses…

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Ink Dreams on Audible

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Ink Dreams by Emmy Z. Madrigal

Teen life sure sucks when you’re half-octopus.

Living on land with her mortal mother seems safe for octo-gal Tealy McKracken until she comes of age and inks herself in front of the town’s mean girl. It doesn’t help that her childhood crush is dating the annoying fashionista werewolf. Disturbing dreams of singing sea creatures aren’t helping.

Can Tealy possibly control her inking, stay away from an evil vampire witch, and win the heart of the vampire prince? Find out in this tentacled love story.

Meant to Be Press Podcast: Episode 007, Spooked

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Meant to Be Press Podcast
007 Meant to Be… Spooked
Hosted by Emmy Z. Madrigal
Theme Music: Mr. Darcy’s Minuet by Michele Roger

Meant to Be…Spooked

Falling in love is scary, especially in these four witty, otherworldly tales from Meant to Be Press:

“Parsers and Prejudice” by Emmy Z. Madrigal
Sometimes digital love is all you got.

In a future world, where men are all but extinct, Laney falls in love with her only companion, a male android built to meet her every need. But when a deadly virus sweeps the bot population, she must do everything she can to save the bot she loves.

“Cursed by Cupid” by Naching T. Kassa
Nothing is scarier than love.

Jane Sanders is a professional matchmaker and her new client is to die for. Henry Roberts is a handsome and charming Englishman, someone every woman would want. There’s just one problem. Henry is also ghost…

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