BREAKING FREE Now Available!

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BREAKING FREE by S. Briones Lim
B-Boy Series Book 3
New Adult Romance
Limitless Publishing, LLC
A one-night stand that changes her life forever…
Mallory Carmichael is a pianist who just lost out on the biggest solo of her life. To ease the sting, she heads to the club, where she meets Asher Nolan—a sexy dancer with wicked confidence in his eyes. Mallory loses herself in a night of carefree passion. Little did she know that one hookup could turn her world upside down.
A man who knows what he wants, and how to get it…
Asher—or B-boy Hellhound as he is known in the breakdance scene—is a TV and movie star. He’s used to winning…until his break-dancing game spirals out of control.
After an uncharacteristic loss, Asher becomes convinced the mysterious girl from the club jinxed him. Wanting to reverse the hex, he searches for her online, and it’s not long before #Search4Mallory goes viral.
Mallory didn’t think she’d ever see Asher again, but when she discovers he’s searching for her, she agrees to meet…and quickly regrets it.
She soon discovers how crazy a man like Asher can make her…
Asher convinces Mallory to help him find a supernatural cure for the “hookup jinx.” Navigating the world of mysticism may be challenging, but it’s even harder for them to ignore their growing attraction.
Can Asher ignore the temptation to hook up with his ‘jinx’ once again?
Will Mallory find the right balance between her crazy rehearsal schedule and helping Asher?
One thing is for sure, the only way to get over this hex is by Breaking Free.
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— S. BRIONES LIM —
Thanks to her Mom’s unwavering devotion to read a childhood bedtime story to her every single night, S. BRIONES LIM’s love for books began before she could even speak.

Raised in Southern California, Lim initially dreamt of becoming an artist. After a Psychology Degree (Summa cum Laude), a stint in Art School, and a career in Advertising/Media she is finally diving back into her first love – books. As a self-renowned bookworm, Lim’s love for reading has inspired her to pen her own novels and hopes her readers will fall in love with her stories as much as she enjoys writing them.

Her obsessions include time with family, Cherry Coke, popcorn with jalapeños, watching movies and her dogs, Tobi and Roscoe. She currently lives in Virginia with her husband.

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BREAKING FREE COVER REVEAL!

Check out the gorgeous cover of BREAKING FREE that Redbird Designs created! This beauty is set to release on Valentine’s Day!

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BREAKING FREE by S. Briones Lim
B-Boy Series Book 3
New Adult Romance
Limitless Publishing, LLC
A one-night stand that changes her life forever…
Mallory Carmichael is a pianist who just lost out on the biggest solo of her life. To ease the sting, she heads to the club, where she meets Asher Nolan—a sexy dancer with wicked confidence in his eyes. Mallory loses herself in a night of carefree passion. Little did she know that one hookup could turn her world upside down.
A man who knows what he wants, and how to get it…
Asher—or B-boy Hellhound as he is known in the breakdance scene—is a TV and movie star. He’s used to winning…until his break-dancing game spirals out of control.
After an uncharacteristic loss, Asher becomes convinced the mysterious girl from the club jinxed him. Wanting to reverse the hex, he searches for her online, and it’s not long before #Search4Mallory goes viral.
Mallory didn’t think she’d ever see Asher again, but when she discovers he’s searching for her, she agrees to meet…and quickly regrets it.
She soon discovers how crazy a man like Asher can make her…
Asher convinces Mallory to help him find a supernatural cure for the “hookup jinx.” Navigating the world of mysticism may be challenging, but it’s even harder for them to ignore their growing attraction.
Can Asher ignore the temptation to hook up with his ‘jinx’ once again?
Will Mallory find the right balance between her crazy rehearsal schedule and helping Asher?
One thing is for sure, the only way to get over this hex is by Breaking Free.
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— S. BRIONES LIM —
Thanks to her Mom’s unwavering devotion to read a childhood bedtime story to her every single night, S. BRIONES LIM’s love for books began before she could even speak.

Raised in Southern California, Lim initially dreamt of becoming an artist. After a Psychology Degree (Summa cum Laude), a stint in Art School, and a career in Advertising/Media she is finally diving back into her first love – books. As a self-renowned bookworm, Lim’s love for reading has inspired her to pen her own novels and hopes her readers will fall in love with her stories as much as she enjoys writing them.

Her obsessions include time with family, Cherry Coke, popcorn with jalapeños, watching movies and her dogs, Tobi and Roscoe. She currently lives in Virginia with her husband.

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Forward and Beyond!

I’d debated on posting this for various reasons. However, after careful thought and consideration, I’d come to realize if I truly want to put the past year behind me, I have to acknowledge it for what it was worth. The first step to healing is to admit you have a problem, right?

I felt I lost a part of myself last year. I had become so consumed with the “have nots” that I failed to take everything for what it was truly worth.

For those of you who know me personally or follow my social media accounts, you know I’ve been quite open about my battle to become a mother. At  the end of 2013 I began my journey but it wasn’t until after my early miscarriage in 2015 something inside of me changed. I became obsessed with becoming pregnant again. Maybe it was my form of grieving. Maybe it was something completely different. Regardless, as someone who is used to working hard to attain my goals I became consumed with doing everything I could to become pregnant and this all culminated in 2016.

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June 2016

From acupuncture, acupressure, herbs, teas, vitamins, massages and yes, fertility treatments including surgery, it felt like everything I did was to conceive a child. Getting that positive on a pregnancy test, or BFP as all the message boards call it, became my one defining goal. It was exhausting.

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My “infertility” battle was sometimes the first thing I thought about in the morning and often was the last thing on my mind that even seeped into my dreams. I lived, breathed and existed purely to get pregnant — this is not healthy by any means.

This obsession caused me to hit what I felt was rock bottom. I was depressed, bitter and just swimming in darkness and negativity. I learned to smile when all I wanted to do was cry. I shut out the “real” me but was pretty good at faking being happy because that was what was expected of me.

I am blessed with a very supportive husband, supportive family and supportive close friends, but I don’t think I was really honest with them about how bad I truly allowed myself to become. Sadness defined me. Though I did have some great moments in 2016 thanks to friends and family, moreover I had a dark cloud hanging over me.

You see, being open about this kind of thing leaves you vulnerable to outside opinion. For every supportive loved one who never ceased to pray for me and continued to encourage me throughout the battle, there were other people who couldn’t help but assume the worst. In their defense, their assumptions weren’t out of malice or anything, but it can still add to the pain to hear doubt in their tone and it hurts like heck to hear me skipped over during future baby planning or “you’re next/I’m next” conversations. Though having children is far from being a race, at some points it felt as if others automatically assumed they’d reach that finish line before me. Why? Did I really come off that broken?

I was in this downward spiral and I felt as if I was drowning. To make matters worse, the hormone treatments, my sadness and my fear to work out after ovulation made me pack on the pounds. I hit a point where I couldn’t even recognize me anymore–both inside and out.

With all this on my mind I didn’t have room for anything else, hence the writer’s block I experienced  since last June. Creativity runs dry when you have no mojo left to supply it. I even reached a point where I was entertaining the prospect of taking an early retirement from writing. Don’t worry, I’ve since pushed the thought away. 

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So where does that leave me now?

The turning point for me happened in early December. I am Catholic and went to confession for the Advent season and there I poured out my guts. For the first time in a long time, I was truly honest with myself and it was really therapeutic releasing everything to God. From the beginning, I’d always tell myself that I was going to rely on prayer and will “let go and let God.” But did I really do it? No.

But that night, something changed to the point I can actually feel it. I truly let it go–all of it.

The obsession, the doubt, the fear, the anger, the sadness. All of it I placed on the cross.

Like the movie Sing says, “You know what’s great about hitting rock bottom? There’s only one way left to go and that’s up.”

And I am looking up toward God.

When all you focus on is negativity, you fail to see the good. Now that my eyes are finally open I am seeing blessings I had not expected and maybe it’s because I’m finally open to receiving  them.

2017 is going to be my year to be me again. The me before “all of this” happened. Though I can’t promise you there won’t ever be times where darkness seeps through, unlike before I’ll make sure to open the windows or turn on the lights.

Dear readers, I know I’m behind on writing so I just wanted you to know the reason behind my missing books and how I am determined to finish those remaining installments for the series you have come to love. You all have been so sweet and supportive and I felt you deserved a true explanation behind my mysterious aloofness.

I am blessed so many times over and I’m just finally glad I see it. In 2017 I will focus on all I am grateful for while simultaneously finding the me I left behind in 2013 🙂

One final word to start 2017 with. Be careful who you pass judgment on. Appearances don’t explain everything.  You probably don’t know the person’s whole story.

Sorry…

Sorry for being M.I.A.

Besides having a super busy summer filled with weddings, bridal showers and bachelorette parties galore, I’ve been dealing with a lot of personal issues.

I am suffering from infertility and taking the steps to remedy it. It is a long journey and sometimes a painful one…

I am still writing, reading and interacting on Facebook, but I’ve gone and let this blog fall to the wayside.

If you want to chat hit me up at: facebook.com/sbrioneslim 🙂

Love you all

Breaking Promises NOW AVAILABLE!

BREAKING PROMISES by S. Briones Lim
Series: B-boy #1
Cover Designer: REDBIRD DESIGNS
Publisher: LIMITLESS PUBLISHING
Release Date: MAY 31, 2016
— SYNOPSIS —
After a devastating accident, Aurora Crane’s collegiate gymnastics career comes to an abrupt end…
Fighting to piece her life back together, Aurora packs up and transfers to California State to start anew. When she arrives, her focus is on schoolwork and choosing a new career. But to her surprise, destiny has other plans…
Sucked into the world of competitive breakdancing, Aurora comes toe-to-toe with the hottest B-Boy of them all…
An arrogant hothead, Mitch Adachi—or B-Boy Kickwit as he is more commonly known—has life all figured out. He breakdances all day, practicing for upcoming competitions that are sure to challenge his skills—which means he has no time for distractions.
When the new girl steps into the scene, he sees an opportunity he can’t pass up…
Besides finding Aurora devastatingly attractive, he can’t help but notice her skills. He quickly develops high hopes for the ex-gymnast, seeing her as the perfect potential crewmember for the impending high stakes Battle of the Crews competition. All she needs is some fine-tuning.
When the two commit to a business relationship, a different kind of passion kicks into high gear. There’s no denying they groove well together, but there’s a chance mixing high-stakes competition with a fierce romance might lead to…
Breaking Promises.
PURCHASE TODAY! Available on Kindle Unlimited!
— S. BRIONES LIM —
Thanks to her Mom’s unwavering devotion to read a childhood bedtime story to her every single night, S. BRIONES LIM’s love for books began before she could even speak.
Raised in Southern California, Lim initially dreamt of becoming an artist. After a Psychology Degree (Summa cum Laude), a stint in Art School, and a career in Advertising/Media she is finally diving back into her first love – books. As a self-renowned bookworm, Lim’s love for reading has inspired her to pen her own novels and hopes her readers will fall in love with her stories as much as she enjoys writing them.
Her obsessions include time with family, Cherry Coke, popcorn with jalapeños, watching movies and her dogs, Tobi and Roscoe. She currently lives in Virginia with her husband.

BREAKING HEARTS COVER REVEAL!

BREAKING HEARTS by S. Briones Lim
B. BOY SERIES #2
Release Date: June 28, 2016
Publisher: Limitless Publishing
 Cover Designer: REDBIRD DESIGNS
— SYNOPSIS 
Estelle Donovan knew college would force her out of her wallflower ways—but she never dreamed how far…
Known as shy and insecure, eighteen-year-old Estelle left for college with the hope it would bring an adventure of excitement and discovery, and give her plenty of room to spread her wings. But she couldn’t have predicted how many changes she’d face—or that one of them would be named Jacob…
 
Jacob Silas—or B-Boy Spinja, as he’s called—isn’t just another college heartthrob…
After meeting Jacob, Estelle is determined to win his heart. When she stumbles into his world of breakdance, she falls in love with its culture, music, people, and most of all—the realm of competitive dance. For once in her life, the spotlight shines on her, forcing her out of her introvert ways.
 
But just like life, love is unpredictable…
When Estelle’s plan to win over Jacob backfires, even a new, exciting life can’t heal her broken heart. And as the years pass, Estelle lives with heartache of a once in a lifetime love slipping through her fingers.
 
Will they ever have a second chance at love? Or will Jacob continue with his dangerous trend of…
 
Breaking Hearts?
— B. BOY SERIES 
BREAKING PROMISES, Releasing May 31st!
— S. BRIONES LIM —
Thanks to her Mom’s unwavering devotion to read a childhood bedtime story to her every single night, S. BRIONES LIM’s love for books began before she could even speak.
Raised in Southern California, Lim initially dreamt of becoming an artist. After a Psychology Degree (Summa cum Laude), a stint in Art School, and a career in Advertising/Media she is finally diving back into her first love – books. As a self-renowned bookworm, Lim’s love for reading has inspired her to pen her own novels and hopes her readers will fall in love with her stories as much as she enjoys writing them.
Her obsessions include time with family, Cherry Coke, popcorn with jalapeños, watching movies and her dogs, Tobi and Roscoe. She currently lives in Virginia with her husband.

COVER REVEAL!

BREAKING PROMISES by S. Briones Lim
Series: B-boy #1
Cover Designer: REDBIRD DESIGNS
Publisher: LIMITLESS PUBLISHING
Release Date: MAY 31, 2016
— SYNOPSIS —
After a devastating accident, Aurora Crane’s collegiate gymnastics career comes to an abrupt end…
Fighting to piece her life back together, Aurora packs up and transfers to California State to start anew. When she arrives, her focus is on schoolwork and choosing a new career. But to her surprise, destiny has other plans…
Sucked into the world of competitive breakdancing, Aurora comes toe-to-toe with the hottest B-Boy of them all…
An arrogant hothead, Mitch Adachi—or B-Boy Kickwit as he is more commonly known—has life all figured out. He breakdances all day, practicing for upcoming competitions that are sure to challenge his skills—which means he has no time for distractions.
When the new girl steps into the scene, he sees an opportunity he can’t pass up…
Besides finding Aurora devastatingly attractive, he can’t help but notice her skills. He quickly develops high hopes for the ex-gymnast, seeing her as the perfect potential crewmember for the impending high stakes Battle of the Crews competition. All she needs is some fine-tuning.
When the two commit to a business relationship, a different kind of passion kicks into high gear. There’s no denying they groove well together, but there’s a chance mixing high-stakes competition with a fierce romance might lead to…
Breaking Promises.
— S. BRIONES LIM —
Thanks to her Mom’s unwavering devotion to read a childhood bedtime story to her every single night, S. BRIONES LIM’s love for books began before she could even speak.
Raised in Southern California, Lim initially dreamt of becoming an artist. After a Psychology Degree (Summa cum Laude), a stint in Art School, and a career in Advertising/Media she is finally diving back into her first love – books. As a self-renowned bookworm, Lim’s love for reading has inspired her to pen her own novels and hopes her readers will fall in love with her stories as much as she enjoys writing them.
Her obsessions include time with family, Cherry Coke, popcorn with jalapeños, watching movies and her dogs, Tobi and Roscoe. She currently lives in Virginia with her husband.