Published: March 25th, 2015
Find Me in Manhattan is a stand-alone spin-off novel from the Finding Series.
Sarah Grant is finally living her dream in the Big Apple. While working to achieve her life’s ambitions, she becomes ensnared by the charming and charismatic Jameson Carmichael. Just when Jameson threatens Sarah’s safety, a dream-worthy hero falls in her lap making her question everything she had ever believed about herself.
Sergeant Michael Pearson is merely existing in this nightmare he calls life. He is attempting to have a normal existence, while struggling to discover who he is after the army. When an opportunity save someone arises, he doesn’t hesitate, but Michael doesn’t realize that he is rescuing the one woman in a city of millions that can make him want to truly live again.
Sarah and Michael discover a connection that runs deep, but can they find love in a city known for heartbreak?
Author's 10 favorite authors and why
**These are not in any particular order
1. Sylvain Reynard – I was immediately hooked on the Gabriel series because of his style of writing. He weaves intricate stories that are both real and dreamlike. I love his characters and the twists and turns in his story that are expertly written. Go read his stuff. You won’t regret it.
2. Ryan Ringbloom – Ryan Ringbloom is a YA/NA writer who covers touchy issues with compassion and characters that you would think were you’re best friends. Every book of hers leaves me craving more, and I tell her so. I have read every one of her books and haven’t found one I don’t like yet.
3. Mia Rivers – Wow. Just wow. The ending to her debut novel left me thinking and wondering and needy. I have been begging her for the next book to come out just to satisfy that ending. While her novel, Beneath the Layers, is a complete story, the ending sets up book two with the biggest shock of all. I can’t wait to read more by Mia.
4. Kristen Luciani – Kristen Luciani is another debut author that I love. Her first book, Unlikely Venture, introduced me to not one but two of my new favorite book boyfriends. She also wrote a character with MS beautifully. Her book is fantastic, and she hosts an awesome blog that I love to read.
5. Sylvia Day – So, I’m a little mad at Sylvia for changing the Crossfire Series from a three book to a five book series, but I love her books so much, it doesn’t really matter. Gideon was my first taste of Sylvia’s writing, and oh my, what a taste it was. No one writes troubled characters quite like Sylvia.
6. John Green – Confession time. I actually haven’t read any of his books. I’m afraid they will make me cry ugly tears, but I follow him on twitter and watch his You Tube videos and find him to be a fascinating human being.
7. Maureen Johnson – Even though her books are not going to give me the ending I want, I find her incredibly smart and her writing to be spot on. I wish I could paint a picture like she can. I also love seeing all of her twitter posts about her dog. Hilarious!
8. R.L. Mathewson – She is one of the funniest writers I have read. Every single book I have read of hers is one I would read again and again and never get tired of them.
9. Kendall Ryan – Holy inappropriate books, batman. Yeah, I didn’t know what most of that stuff was, but I met her at a writing conference and found her advice both helpful and motivating. Her books are laugh out loud funny even if I blush the entire time I am reading them…yes, the entire time.
10. Katie Regnery – Not only do I love her English Brothers series, but I have conversed with her briefly over social media, and she is the nicest person. Good books and super nice- she belongs on my list of favorite people.
About the author:
Shealy James is a Georgia native who teaches middle school by day and disappears into the world of fiction at night. She is an avid reader and writer who hopes to one day write full time and leave the world of middle school angst behind. A sucker for love and happy endings, Shealy likes to combine humor and drama to create stories that are both emotional as well as entertaining.