Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Birthday Celebration Giveaway and Review of Beneath the Surface

Book Review of Beneath the Surface

Joya Fields
BENEATH THE SURFACE, a romantic suspense novel available now.
LOVE DELIVERED, a romantic comedy available now.

This is a Half-year Birthday Celebration for Beneath the Surface.

Joya Fields is graciously giving away an e-copy of the book, along with Beneath the Surface Romance Trading Cards and a signed bookmark to one commenter at each blog (10)

Additionally, there will be aa grand prize drawing of a Beneath the Surface tote bag filled with goodies for one commenter, drawn randomly, who comments on all 10 blogs that day:  $25 Amazon gift card, autographed copy of Beneath the Surface, Beneath the Surface apron, notepad and pen, Romance Trading Cards, and autographed bookmark.


She’s fighting to stay independent—he’s determined to protect her no matter what…

Brooke Richards survived the earthquake that took her parents and most of her leg, but she needs time to regroup. A trip to Florida for a state-of-the-art prosthesis and to visit her best friend Linda seems ideal. But the trip turns traumatic when Brooke witnesses Linda’s boat disintegrating in a fiery explosion.

Police officer Garrett Ciavello believes the blast was intentionally set to hide something Linda found on a dive. When Brooke offers her expertise in underwater archeology, Garrett accepts her help with the investigation. But since his fiancĂ©e’s death years ago, Garrett has become overprotective, and as they are drawn to each other, Garrett realizes he will risk anything to keep Brooke safe.

Brooke is fiercely independent. Garrett is fiercely protective. Will they heal each other’s wound and find a killer…before it’s too late?

Author Information:

     Joya Fields has had over 100 stories and articles published in local and national magazines and her debut novel, BENEATH THE SURFACE, a romantic suspense, released in January, 2012. LOVE DELIVERED, a contemporary romance, is also now available.

     Over the years, Joya has taught arts and crafts, worked in public relations, owned a daycare center, helped her children raise prize-winning 4-H livestock, competed in three marathons, and even spent a year as a Baltimore Colts cheerleader. Joya loves spending time with her high school sweetheart/husband of over twenty years, two very supportive children, and a pug who follows her everywhere.

Find Joya on Twitter: @joyafields

Book Review:
            Brooke is an underwater archeologist, but a teacher in her “real” life (the one that pays the bills).  She and her parents spent vacations scuba diving in various locations, until the earthquake took everything from her.  Since that day two years ago, she hasn’t been on a dive.   But now she may be the only one who can solve the case… and maybe find love; if she is willing to let someone take care of her.

            A sweet love story.  This story has scary parts, tension, romance, the requisite noble parting, and a happy ending.  However, it also has a couple murders, some poisonings, a kidnapping, a psychopath, a clown, an actor, (just kidding about the clown, wanted to see if you were paying attention), and lots of hot law enforcement types.

            I love a good love story… and this was a good love story.  The story was intriguing, moved at a good place (fast enough, but not too fast), the characters were relatable and likeable, and there was lots of love making, steamy sex, and making out.

            I give this story 4 out of 5 clouds and a typical romance chili pepper rating…. I’d give it a 3.  A good read.

This product or book may have been distributed for review; this in no way affects my opinions or reviews.


  1. Thanks very much for taking time to read and review, Mindy. LOL about the clowns. Eeek...clowns! Thanks again for your support!

  2. I hate clowns and Mimes grrrrr

  3. LOL, Vickie! Mimes don't bother me TOO much. But clowns...ack!! :)

  4. Thanks for the review and giveaway! <3 Tobi
    tobihelton at gmail dot com

  5. Clowns scare the crud out of me! Joya looks like a fantastic read! Carin