Acquiring Hearts by S. Donahue Blog Tour~~ Hosted By Enticing Journey Book Promotions

Title: Acquiring Hearts
Series: A Heart Series Novel
Author: S. Donahue
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: July 20, 2015

Have you ever met someone and just knew that they were the one that you were supposed to spend the rest of your life with? In S. Donahue’s Contemporary Romance novel, Acquiring Hearts, Bradley Roberts accidentally meets Giavonna Coppi, his secretary’s sister. He immediately has an attraction to her, but she is not like any of the women that he has dated before.
Gia is an independent, hardworking lawyer who’s been hurt in the past. She invested all of her time into establishing her career. When she meets Bradley, she senses the connection but is afraid to give him her all.
As Bradley finds himself wanting to spend more time with Gia, many dilemmas begin to surface. When their romance is tested, can they see past the obstacles that are standing in their way? Are they meant to be together or is it just easier for them to be apart? There’s only one way to find out…check out this heartfelt fairytale full of emotion, devotion and passion.

S. Donahue is a romance author who resides in Philadelphia, the city of brotherly love, with her husband and their four-year-old son. She has two book series titled The Heart Series and The Boston Kirkpatricks, and a holiday romance titled One For The Holiday. She is currently working on several novels to be released, including the highly anticipated Provoked.
When she is not writing, Donahue loves shopping, reading, and spending time with family. She loves to connect with her readers, so feel free to find her on Facebook or visit her blog at

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~~Recipe of The Day~~ Shannon’s Strawberry Daiquiri~~


Strawberry Daiquiri’s are a great way to beat the Summer heat!!!!


Master of Mixes Strawberry Daiquiri Mix


Captain Morgan

Whipped Cream



Fill a large blender with ice.

Fill the blender with Master of Mixes Strawberry Daiquiri mix to about halfway.

Add between a half a cup to a cup of Captain Morgan depending on your preference (I prefer a cup hahaha)

Blend all together

Pour into a glass and add whipped cream and strawberry for garnishing


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October 2005


I felt the stares. I heard the whispers. No one can describe how it feels inside unless they’ve lived through it. I battled my weight all my life. When I look in the mirror I’m disgusted with myself. How could it have gotten to this point? I can’t dress the way the other girls at school do. They have all the trendy clothes, while I have to walk around in anything that fits me. I normally look grungy or un-kept.

I walk right past my locker because I don’t want to stop at it until the popular clique has moved away from it. I can’t deal with the torment that they put me through.

“Oh look here comes Hailey the heifer,” Carrie yelled from the locker holding her hand over her mouth laughing. Paulina and Laney chimed in with her. They were my enemies and they were put on this earth to make my life a living hell. I went through this every day with them. I wanted to just go up to Carrie and grab her hand and throw her on the ground and beat the shit out of her, but I was a better person. I try to ignore the ridicule, but it hurts inside. I know what I look like. I know what people see and I know how I feel.

Carrie is the ringleader. She is dating the most popular guy at school, Chase O’Brien. He is the captain of the Lacrosse team. They have been together for a while now. He is very nice, so I’m not sure what he sees in her besides looks.

As I walk by, I hear him say, “Why don’t you just leave her alone.”

“Why are you sticking up for the cow,” Carrie says

“She didn’t do anything to you,” Chase argues.

“Go with her then,” Carrie yells.

“Car, sometimes you can be a bitch,” Chase says slamming his locker and walking away.

I’m honored he stuck up for me, but as far as I’m concerned they are a clique who stick together. You are the company you keep, especially when they are your girlfriend.

One day I will overcome these barriers and be just as good as they are. I may never be a supermodel, but I Hailey McCormick will show all of them. I will no longer be a skinny girl living in a fat girl’s body. I will no longer be bullied because of the size of my body. I will succeed.

Recipe of The Day 07/07/2015 ~~~Shannon’s Pasta Salad (Great for Summer BBQ’s)~~~



2 boxes of suddenly salad classic pasta salad (make as directed)

I bag of small/mini raviolis

Vegetable oil


Can of corn

Chopped black olives

Block of Monterey jack cheese diced up in small pieces

Bag of baby broccoli

Wishbone Fat free Italian dressing

Kens honey balsamic dressing


Boil the 2 boxes of classic pasta salad with oil and salt so it does not stick together

Boil the raviolis as directed in a separate pot

While the pasta boils… In a separate small bowl mix the 2 seasoning packets from the boxed pasta salad with water and oil set aside

In a large bowl add corn, chopped black olives, baby broccoli add the seasoning mixture and about 1/8 cup of ff Italian dressing mix all together

Once the pasta and raviolis finish boiling drain and set aside to cool ( or sometimes I run them under cold water to speed up the process)Once  cool add to the large bowl mixture  add ½ bottle of ff Italian dressing ( more if needed) and add about ¼ cup of balsamic dressing…mix all together. Once everything is completely cooled, (you can even put in fridge to cool)… before serving add the Monterey jack cheese dices. (if you add while hot, the cheese will curdle.. important to wait)

***add dressing as needed to keep from drying

****Takes approximately 30- 45 minutes