Wednesday, June 3, 2015

New Release: Sharon Sala's I'll Stand by You

Title: I’ll Stand By You
Author: Sharon Sala
Release Date: June 2, 2015
Genre: Contemporary Romance

No one is alone
Dori Grant is no stranger to hardship. As a young single mother in the gossip-fueled town of Blessings, Georgia, she's weathered the storm of small-town disapproval most of her life. But when Dori loses everything within the span of an evening, she realizes she has no choice but to turn to her neighbors.

As long as there is love to give
Everyone says the Pine boys are no good, but Johnny Pine has been proving the gossips wrong ever since his mother died and he took over raising his brothers. His heart goes out to the young mother and child abandoned by the good people of Blessings. Maybe he can be the one to change all that...

Sharon Sala, who has also written under the name Dinah McCall, has 85-plus books in print, published in four different genres-Romance, Young Adult, Western, and Women's Fiction, and her Young Adult books have been optioned for film. She has been named a RITA finalist seven times by Romance Writers of America, and in 2011 they named her the recipient of the Nora Roberts Lifetime Achievement Award. Her books are New York Times, USA Today, Publishers Weekly bestsellers and published in many different languages. She lives in Oklahoma, the state where she was born.

An Excerpt:
“I really really want to kiss you,” Johnny whispered.

Awash with sudden longing, Dori wanted that too.

“I wouldn’t mind,” she said softly.

And so he did.

First, it was a mere brush of his mouth across hers, then another pass that lingered. Then he took a breath, centered his mouth upon her lips, and he was lost. He knew she was trembling, but she was also hugging him back. That simple fact gave him hope. When he stopped and pulled away, the room tilted beneath his feet, as if he’d lost his anchor to earth. He cupped her face, then ran a thumb across her lower lip, still moist from the kiss.

“Please don’t regret that happened.”

“No regrets, Johnny,” she said and managed a shaky smile.


“Yes, I promise.”

“I would never want to scare you. If I just did, I swear that won’t ever happen again.”

She put a finger to his mouth and shook her head.

“I wasn’t scared.”

He kept looking at her face and shaking his head in disbelief.

“I never expected this to happen.”

“What? That you would kiss me?” she asked.

“No, that I would find myself falling for you.”

Dori shivered. “I, uh—”

“Don’t answer,” Johnny said. “I don’t expect anything from you. I just had to say it. And on another note, I think I need to get the groceries off the porch. I dropped them when I heard Beep screaming, and the rest of the stuff is still in the car.”

“I’ll get the porch. You get the car,” she said, glad to be focused on something safe.

He ran a finger down the side of her cheek.

“I believe I’ve said this before, but you’re real handy to have around.”

They’d only been here four days, and yet the routine they’d fallen into had been easy, as if they’d been doing it for years. He’d never thought about his boys’ future beyond bettering their living conditions until Dori Grant and her baby came into their lives, and now in four short days, they had become a huge part of that dream.

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  1. Congrats on the new release, Sharon!

  2. Love this cover! Congrats on the release.

  3. Sounds like a lovely story, congrats on the release!