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Saving Toby, ebook August 2013
Paperback edition January 2014

Loving someone through their hard fall from grace takes a lot of grit.

TITLE: Saving Toby (Toby & Claudia Book 1)
AUTHOR: Suzanne McKenna Link
(6X9 Paperback)
ISBN-13: 978-1432799854 
PAGES: 350
eBook ASIN: B00EV6K2AC
BUY IT ON: Amazon 

Full length, contemporary love story.
Recommended reading age 18+
May be read as a standalone.

Keeping Claudia, ebook June 2017
Paperback August 2017

Falling in love is easy. 

Staying in love is hard.

TITLE: Keeping Claudia (Toby & Claudia Book 2)
AUTHOR: Suzanne McKenna Link
(6X9 Paperback)
ISBN-13: 978-1545236536
ISBN-10: 1545236534
BUY IT ON: Amazon

Full length, contemporary love story.
Recommended reading age 18+
Though part of a series, can be read as a standalone.

Praise for Keeping Claudia:

★★★★★ "… a deeply emotional story" - Bridgette/Amazon
★★★★★ "5 Stars and duet/series recommendation!" Cyndi/Goodreads

Top Pick on Night Owls Reviews

Praise for Saving Toby:

Top Pick at Night Owl Reviews!


Fic Central:

★★★★★ "It's sweet and angsty and frustrating and believable, and I can't wait to get my hands on the next book."

My Daily Romance:

This was a really inspiring story! I would strongly recommend reading it!

Stories and Swag:

I was hooked from page one and was excited to see where the story would go.

A Reading Nurse:

★★★★★ All in all this is a great book that you will end up reading in one or two sittings.

YA Book Addict:

A book that managed to evoke so many different emotions rates highly with me…

Watch out Suzanne McKenna Link!

This was an absolutely beautiful book and I'm not just saying that because of the fabulous love story.
This book had such tangible characters. I felt like I was living out their experiences, their joy, confusion and turmoil. That I can connect so much to all these characters, speaks very highly of the writer/author of this book. That is pure talent!!!

I was rooting for Toby and Claudia. I'll be reading the next story. I hope it's not as emotionally driven as this one. That takes a toll on the reader. I really hope neither of them do something so horrible or stupid, they don't end up together. 
~ Ileana Amazon

Quality Read

I never expected such a high quality read from a first time author. Saving Toby draws one in from page one and keeps us wondering and excited throughout. It's a great lesson for the young and inspires the young-at-heart to reminisce. I did not want it to end but at the same time could not put it down until I finished. Great read. Can't wait for Keeping Claudia. 
~ jlb Amazon

Beautiful Story

Saving Toby was an outstanding read! From start to finish each character captures your heart! The message of finding your own personal happiness in order to have happiness with another person is beautifully entwined throughout the book! I am looking forward to more of this authors work! 
~ Karen S Amazon 

LOVED LOVED this book!

There is so much I enjoyed about this book, I don't even know where to begin....
First of all, as an Italian-American from NYC, everything about Claudia and her family was 100% authentic. It is a very personal pet-peeve of mine when Italian-American characters in books are written as stereotypes and are not realistic at all.

Secondly, the story was flawless. The author really took her time developing the plot and creating a slow buildup. All of the characters, even the smaller ones, were extremely detailed and well developed. I was often a little frustrated by how slowly things seemed to be moving between Claudia and Toby, and how many brick walls they kept hitting, but at the same time that is what made them believable. I also would have like to see some more intimacy between them, just because I like my books steamy, but that definitely did not take away from how much I loved these characters and how deeply I felt their connection.

Overall, I just loved everything about this story and I am extremely eager to get my hands on the next book!!
~ JANA410 Amazon

This was a great book and very glad I picked it up.

It is definitely an emotional read so be prepared! Claudia and Toby are two total opposites, but you know they always say opposites attract! These two have such a heart felt story that you will not want to put this book down. 
~ Jodi

My first formal Manuscript Review:

Dear Suzanne,

Thank you for submitting your work for evaluation. I am pleased to report that your manuscript has been accepted for publication. I want to be the first to congratulate you.

You have a terrific writing style. I can tell that you have done much planning and preparation in crafting your work – especially the way you have thought out the characters and movement that happens in the story. This is not an easy feat. Your prose is very nicely written with details that capture the reader. Right from the start your plot was very engaging and I found myself really connected with what was going on. It is easy to have too much going on too soon – not in your case. Your plot is slow and methodical and you use your dialogue to move the plot along. With that being said, you really do a nice job of slowly making your way through the story with details and a certain voice (yours as the author) that allows your reader to really interact with the characters (who are all round and very nicely developed). Your characters are lifelike and I love it when I leave a story feeling like I know them. You have a realistic plot and to me that makes for an enjoyable story. You have crafted a quality piece of writing. Bravo!

Lisa Conner
Manuscript Review Team

Crank up the press!

A print version will take some time to produce as there are multiple editing stages to get through, but until then, the story is available via ebook on Amazon (Kindle version).

Link to Amazon:

Thank you for your interest and support! I will keep you posted.


  1. Any idea when book 2 (Keeping Claudia) will be out?

    1. Thanks for your interest in Keeping Claudia. The sequel is currently in the editing phase, and I hope to do a cover reveal this fall (fingers crossed!)
      Please make sure to get on my email list and/or follow me on Facebook:

      I promise to post news as soon as I have more to report.


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