Sunday, August 17, 2014

Where Life Takes You

This week, it's my pleasure to introduce you to a lady who is not only a gifted author, but a lovely individual.  I became acquainted with Claudia Y. Burgoa on Twitter where as a newbie with only a few followers, I learned of her sweet and giving nature. Since then, I've had the chance to come to know Claudia better on Facebook and I can't say enough about what a wonderful person she is.

Born on the mystical day of October 30th in the not so mystical lands of Mexico City, Claudia grew up with a childhood that resembled a caffeine-injected  soap opera. Seventeen years ago she ventured to the lands of her techie husband—a.k.a. the U.S.—with their offspring to start a new adventure.
She now lives in Colorado working as a CFO for a small IT company, managing her household filled with three confused dogs, said nerd husband, two daughters wrought with fandoms and a son who thinks he’s the boss of the house. To survive she works continually to find purpose for the voices flitting through her head, plus she consumes high quantities of chocolate to keep the last threads of sanity intact.

Claudia's Blog Tour and Giveaway are ongoing throughout August and I'm pleased to be a part of it!
For me, a great cover is the difference between a book I'm interested in and one that won't even make it off the shelf. The story of Claudia updating the cover of Where Life Takes You to better reflect the essence of the story was so intriguing that I chose Where Life Takes You to review and present to you. Here's my take:

Dealing with the affects of a childhood marked by parental neglect, violence, and extreme abuse, making it through day-to-day life is difficult enough for Rebecca Trent. But when she must re-establish contact with her mother, stepfather, and stepbrother who rejected and abandoned her years before, Becca must face the demons of her past. Only best friend and lifelong guardian angel Daniel Brightman provides the unfailing love, support, and protection Rebecca needs to help her find the truth about her family and the death of her stepsister and discover the path toward healing.

Claudia Burgoa weaves together the raw pain of a brutal past with hope for healing in this steamy and thoughtful romance. I appreciate Burgoa's ability to tell the story of a woman as damaged as Rebecca who finally learns her own worth as she begins to see herself through the eyes of those who truly love her.

Since the books I typically write and review are for young adults, let me remind you that Claudia writes adult books with themes that may not be suitable for all audiences.  Now that I've said that, here's more info on Claudia's other books and where you can find them. (The bargain hunter in me is dying to share the fact that they are all priced below $3 on Amazon Kindle. Check it out!)

Find Getting By at Amazon or Barnes & Noble.

And Next To You, the sequel to Where Life Takes You, also available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

Don't forget to enter the giveaway below.  To get to know the beautiful and delightful Claudia better, connect with her on Twitter, Facebook, or on her website.   I promise you'll enjoy her as much as I do. Congratulations, Claudia!


  1. Thank you Sarah for being part of the tour and the amazing review x