Release Day Blitz & Excerpt – Eternal, Rachel Van Dyken

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*This is a crossover novella featuring characters from both the Seaside and Ruin series*

Lead singer of AD2 Demetri Daniels only wants one thing…

 

To marry the love of his life and make the day perfect for her.

 

But perfect isn’t exactly happening, not with his sister-in-law going into labor, or with rabid fans discovering their wedding location, or birds suddenly attacking the rehearsal dinner.

 

It doesn’t help matters that his bride to be is starstruck as singer Ashton Hyde makes a drop in appearance to start recording his new album.

 

Nothing is going right.

 

And it’s about to get worse.

 

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Rachel Van Dyken is the New York Times, Wall Street
Journal, and USA Today Bestselling author of regency and contemporary romances.
When she’s not writing you can find her drinking coffee at Starbucks and
plotting her next book while watching The Bachelor.


She keeps her home in Idaho with her Husband and their snoring Boxer, Sir
Winston Churchill. She loves to hear from readers! You can follow her writing
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www.rachelvandykenauthor.com

 

 

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Save a Horse, Read a Cowboy! New Release, 5 Heart Reviews, Teasers & *Giveaway* – Diamonds and Dust, Jessie Evans

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November 25, 2014 By

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Jessie Evans’ DIAMONDS AND DUST releases today and we’re celebrating by honoring some of our favorite cowboys! We’ve got a great giveaway from a ton of authors – check out the details below!

 

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A sexy second chance romance from NYT and USA Today Bestselling author Jessie Evans The home run neither of them expected… Pike Sherman is a legend in Lonesome Point, a hometown boy who made it to the big leagues. Literally. Professional baseball acquired one hell of a pitching arm and its latest celebrity bad boy when the gifted Pike was drafted seven years ago. Pike’s broken heart came along for the ride, too, but he kept that private, and since leaving Lonesome Point has kept his distance from his hometown. But when Pike’s little sister, Mia, begs him to be the Dude of Honor at her wedding, he can’t refuse. He takes advantage of a break in the season and returns home to find himself thrown together with the one woman he never wanted to see again. Tulsi Hearst is on the verge of losing her Equine Therapy business, and letting down all the kids she’s come to love. After a mix-up with the grant board, she needs to concentrate on finding more funding, not dealing with Pike Sherman, the boy she sacrificed so much for, and the one person she’s ever lied to. And what a lie it is… Pike would hate her if he found out. She knows she should stay far away from the brooding man her summer love has become, but Tulsi can’t resist a slow dance with the only boy who ever made her blood rush. After just a few days back in Lonesome Point, Pike can’t imagine life without the girl he left behind, but when Tulsi’s secret is revealed, his heart is broken all over again. The only thing worse than losing Tulsi, is losing six years with the daughter he didn’t know he had.

 

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Kara's Review

5 Stars

I love the Lonesome Point Texas series and loved Leather and Lace and Saddles and Sin, but I do believe that Diamonds and Dust is my favorite so far. Jessie just keeps writing better and better books. She is extremely talented and has the ability to use the written word to evoke such deep emotions that it’s almost painful sometimes. Tulsi has been in love with her best friend’s brother, Pike, since she was a little girl. At 18, an opportunity presents itself in the form of Pike driving by her on the side of the road. She just can’t keep her feelings to herself anymore, so she confesses to still having a crush on him and dares him to make a decision and kiss her or leave. He admits to having the same feelings for her and they spend a few months in each other’s arms. Eventually it ends in heartbreak for them both and they don’t see or hear from each other for 7 years. Once they come face to face again, there is anger, hurt and heat. Pike is still sexy and gorgeous and Tulsi can’t stop thinking about him. Pike decides he still loves her and he wants her and he’ll do whatever it takes to get her back. Can he convince her that their love is stronger than the past? Will she be able to tell him her secrets and believe that he will still love her? I laughed and cried and finished it in only a few hours! Diamonds and Dust is one of my favorite second chance romance stories and I’m a sucker for second chance love!

“And maybe I’m not as sweet as everybody thinks I am.”
“Is that right?” he asked.
“That’s right. So as far as I’m concerned, you have two options.”
He nodded slowly, holding her gaze with an intensity that made her shiver, “I’m listening.”
“Either get out of my way and let me forget you, or shut up and kiss me.”

“I want to taste you so bad it’s killing me. I want to see if you still taste like springtime.” he said.

“And I think the country songs are wrong. You don’t fall in love; you choose it.”

“I’m not going to eat supper with my family without underpants on, Pike Sherman. I have a wild streak, not a perverted one.

And one for Clementine who’s 6.
“I promise to be good everyone will think I’m an angel come down from heaven.” Clem said.
“And it’s church camp , so no taking the name of the Lord in vain, and no ‘flipping’,” Tulsi added with a hard look. “Everyone will know what you’re meaning to say and they will be shocked.”

 

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Sandra's Review

5 Stars

I have read the all of the novels in the Lonesome Point, TX Series and have loved them but this one has become my favorite! I sensed it from the start…

Tulsi and Mia have been friends forever and for as long as Tulsi can remember she has had a crush on her best friend Mia’s brother Pike. He is four years older and seemed to only treat her like a sister until he couldn’t any more. When she was finally right in front telling him what she thought about him, then it finally hit him. That was the feeling he has also had all these years. Too bad they broke each other’s hearts….

Seven years later and they are trying to avoid one another. Pike is in town to be with his family and to do a meet and greet for his hometown fans, he is a pitcher in the Major leagues. He doesn’t come home, he stays away from it but Mia needed him. Tulsi is a single mom to a feisty little girl and has her own issues to deal with and doesn’t want to add another heartbreak from the only man she ever loved.

They hate each other. They love each other. They don’t know how to feel. The passion is still there but the past is hard to move on from. Nobody even knows about their secret spring fling. They never forgot how it was to be together but they also can’t forget the heartbreak. Pike wants to move on, he wants to start over but Tulsi is fighting back because of a secret she is holding on to. Can they leave their past in the past? Will the secret ruin them?

Like I said it was my favorite in the series. Pike is hot and cold and that just make him even sexier. He is the perfect amount of alpha with the mix of sweetness. He knows what he wants and doesn’t give up. Tulsi is pretty awesome even though I was mad at her but she is independent, feisty, and a fun mom. And Clementine, her daughter is just precious and a little rock star in my book. I laughed, I cried and wanted to slap someone so a great mix of emotions.

Quotes:

At that moment, she understood that Pike Sherman hated her. He hated her with a passion as hot and intense s the passion they’d shared when hey we’re kids.

It was true. Pike was the only person he had ever known her, inside and out, even the parts she was sometimes fraud to admit was there, and that’s why he couldn’t bear to be around him.

“It’s always the quiet ones, you know,” she said, continuing to giggle. “We’re lol wild sex perverts, with dark, forbidden desires.”

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Author's Bio

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Jessie Evans, gave up a career as an international woman of mystery to write the sexy, contemporary Southern romances she loves to read.

She’s married to the man of her dreams, and together they’re raising a few adorable, mischievous children in a cottage in the jungle. She grew up in rural Arkansas, spending summers running wild, being chewed by chiggers, and now appreciates her home in a chigger-free part of the world even more.

When she’s not writing, Jessie enjoys playing her dulcimer (badly), sewing the worlds ugliest quilts to give to her friends, going for bike rides with her house full of boys, and drifting in and out on the waves, feeling thankful for sun, surf, and lovely people to share them with.

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Release Day Launch, Teasers, 5 Heart Reviews & *Giveaway* – Nights With Him, Lauren Blakely

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November 11, 2014 By

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We are so excited to bring you the Release Day Launch for NIGHTS WITH HIM by Lauren Blakely! NIGHTS WITH HIM is the fourth full-length novel from her first Erotic Romance Series, The Seductive Nights Series! A full-length, standalone erotic romance novel that follows the love affair of a new couple, Jack and Michelle, NIGHTS WITH HIM does not have a cliffhanger. It’s ONLY $3.99 during the preorder period and release day, but this price will go up to $4.99 during release week. And as a special treat Lauren has released a FREE prequel novella, ONE NIGHT WITH HER!!

 

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Lauren Blakely is well known for writing sexy, heartfelt and humorous contemporary romance as well as deeply emotional new adult stories –one commonality in all her books is the scorching hot sexy times. And these new books are absolutely no different! Jack Sullivan and Michelle Milo’s story is told in 2 books – the free prequel novella ONE NIGHT WITH HER and the novel NIGHTS WITH HIM. However, the prequel novella is included in the copy of NIGHTS WITH HIM to make it easier for the reader.

Message from Lauren:

The Seductive Nights erotic romance series continues with a new installment starring a new couple! While the first four books in the series followed Julia and Clay, the next two will be about Michelle and Jack, and can be read without having read the earlier books. (Though, why wouldn’t you want to read about Clay and Julia?!)

I can’t wait to introduce readers to Jack Sullivan. He’s sexy, broody, witty, smart, and a little bit damaged and he’s also my favorite kind of hero – the kind who wears a suit! Jack Sullivan is a sex toy mogul and is the CEO of a high-end line of pleasure products – he’ll bring all that experience to the bedroom as he sweeps Michelle Milo off her feet – expect many steamy encounters between these two! Michelle needs some good loving after all – readers know her already as Clay’s friend from Night After Night who loved him unrequitedly from afar. Now it’s finally her turn in the romance arena, and Jack will make sure she gets it good!!

 

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Kara's Review

5 Stars

Lauren Blakely can’t write a bad book. She can’t even write an ok book. She writes awesome books! She’s one of my favorite authors and I have read everything she’s written, some more than once. Jack quickly jumped to the #2 spot on my Blakely Boy list and that isn’t an easy task. Something about his easy style, intelligence, dirty mouth and sexiness is almost too much for me to handle. Almost.  Jack Sullivan, sells sex toys. Michelle Milo is a psychologist who’s perfectly buttoned up on the outside and all kinds of dirty on the inside! They spent one amazing night together and they both planned to repeat that as soon as possible until he ends up being her patient. They are not going to let that happen. Jack has plans for her and they don’t include her poking around in his head. Jack proposes that Michelle spends 30 nights with him. He’s using her to forget about his haunted past and she’s using him to forget about an unrequited love. The perfect solution. This book has some of the best sex scenes I’ve ever read. Ever. It also has a few of the best sweet, loving scenes. And, of course we get to see old friends from the series and Lauren’s other books! I love that part!
Can these 2 broken souls come together and be whole? Will they be able to just walk away from each other after the 30 nights?

“You taste so fucking good,” he said.
“What do I taste like?” she asked, because no one had ever talked to her this way.
“Like sex,” he murmured. “You taste like hot sex.”

“Let me have more of you, ” he continued. “Let me have you for a month. Give me your body. I’ll give you mine.”
“I don’t know.”
“Let me give you a taste of what I can do to you. If I don’t give you the best orgasm of your life within the next hour, I won’t ask again.”
“Check, please.”

M: I have unfinished business with your fabulous fucking cock.
J: Now you’ve done it again. Why do you torture me like this?

“You like the way I look with you in my mouth?”
“I love all the different looks you have. I love the way you look naked. I love the way you look with your legs spread. I love how you look in this seductive outfit. I love how you look when you come.”

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 Sandra's Review

5 Stars

I met Jack a few weeks before reading Nights With Him in the prequel One Night With Her and I could not wait for more because they are one hot couple! This takes place the moment the prequel ended….

Jack and Michelle had one amazing night of pleasure and planned on even more but what they didn’t expect was to meet in her office the next morning. He was there for his first appointment with a shrink to help him move on from his past. Michelle is a professional and also a woman with needs so she very well could not treat him but she could help him in other ways. She was also trying to move forward from her past, heartbroken from loving a man for a decade that she never told until it was too late. It would not have worked anyway….he did not feel the same.

They both knew they were not ready to be in a relationship, Jack needed to figure out if he was able to live and Michelle needed to mend her broken heart and protect it. But that did not mean they could not enjoy each-other and when Jack gave Michelle a proposal to have 30 days of pleasure and then move on, she agreed. He brought out after-hours Michelle and she loved it, craved it even so she could not say No.

During the 30 day agreement Jack and Michelle heat up and it gets better daily. He possesses her body without having to tie her down to the bed but with his touch and promises of pleasure. And what he gets in return is her, the hellcat after hours Michelle and she is also someone that wants just Jack. The Jack that not everybody sees. Can they keep their relationship to a sex-only one? Will they just walk away after 30 days? Can Jack Love and can Michelle get over Clay and open her heart again?

I love Jack and Michelle. He is a dirty talking sexy businessman that is keen to giving pleasure. She is a independent, smart, sexy and one sharp dressing woman with a blunt mouth.

Of course in Lauren Blakely fashion there are twists and more to the story then just sex and emotion. In this one she has added business and politics. And you will also catch up with past characters which is always fun. I can’t wait to see what happens next in the Seductive Night Series.

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No one had sung her praises like this man, and she was greedy. He was like dessert without the calories. He was the cake and chocolate and everything delicious in the universe.

She swatted him playfully. “You are a cocky bastard. Trying to use all those orgasms against me.”
“I would never use an orgasm against you. I only use orgasms for good. In fact, I think more orgasms could bring about world peace.”
“The more you come, the less you fight.”

M: I hope it’s not work that involves other people.
J: Why not?
M: Because I wouldn’t want them to see what I’m about to do to you.

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A sensual, sexy, standalone romance novel in the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Seductive Nights Series by Lauren Blakely…

Jack Sullivan is a Sex Toy Mogul.

An extremely eligible bachelor in New York, he’s the full package,right down to his full package. Hell, this man could be the model forone of the toys his company, Joy Delivered, peddles. Instead, he’s thepowerful and successful CEO and he’s got commitment issues a mile-longafter the tragic way his relationship with his fiancée ended.

He’s looking for a way to erase the pain and that arrives in the formof Michelle Milo. From her pencil skirts to her high heels, she’s hisperfect fantasy, especially since she has no idea who he is the nightthey meet at a hotel bar. He doesn’t have a clue either that she’s thebrilliant psychologist his sister has arranged for him to see to helphim get over his past. She’s simply the stunning woman he takes to bedthat night and delivers many Os of joy too.

His touch helps her forget that other man.

When he shows up at her office door the next day, there’s no way inhell she’s going to treat him after they’ve slept together. Jack isn’twilling to let go of the first woman he’s felt anything for in yearsso he proposes a deal – share her nights with him for thirty days. Atthe end of one month of exquisite pleasure, they walk away, havinghelped each other move on from their haunted pasts.

But soon, all those nights threaten to turn into days as the linesbetween lust and matters of the heart start to blur. Can two people soterribly afraid of love truly fall head over heels?

**NIGHTS WITH HIM is a standalone full-length novel in the bestselling SEDUCTIVE NIGHTS series following the love affair of a new couple.**

 

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Lauren Blakely does it again and brings readers more smoldering, sexy nights in her Seductive Nights Series with her newest novel, NIGHTS WITH HIM.

In Lauren Blakely’s newest Seductive Nights novel, Jack Sullivan convinces Michelle Milo that he can “show her worlds of pleasure.” And judging from the number of Os he gives her, the man delivers on that promise! Lauren wants to deliver with worlds of pleasure for her readers too — so she’s offering an extra special giveaway with this novel!

Have you ever wanted to spend the night at a Ritz Carlton Hotel? Then you’ll want to take the Be Seduced quiz to enter to win a night at a Ritz Carlton and discover worlds of pleasure on your own! To celebrate the launch of the book, Lauren is giving away a $500 gift card for a stay at the Ritz nearest you!* Readers can access the quiz in the eBook version of NIGHTS WITH HIM, and will have until November 15th to enter the quiz. To be clear, the back of the NIGHTS WITH HIM eBook is the ONLY location with the link to the quiz. The grand prize winner will also receive a $100 gift card for Lelo, makers of premium sex toys, just like the one Jack uses on Michelle in this scene.

* If there is no Ritz Carlton near the winner, the winner may opt to receive a $500 gift card to any Marriott property, or Marriott-owned hotel.

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And don’t miss the FREE prequel novella, ONE NIGHT WITH HER, available now!

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Lauren Blakely writes sexy contemporary romance novels with heat, heart, and humor, and her books have appeared on the New York Times, USA Today, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and iBooks bestseller lists. Like the heroine in her novel, Far Too Tempting, she thinks life should be filled with family, laughter, and the kind of love that love songs promise. Lauren lives in California with her husband, children, and dogs. She loves hearing from readers! Her novels include Caught Up In Us, Pretending He’s Mine, Playing With Her Heart, Trophy Husband, Far Too Tempting, The Thrill of It, Every Second With You, Burn For Me, Melt for Him, Night After Night, After This Night and One More Night. She recently released Stars In Their Eyes, the first book in her new adult series Wrapped Up in Love, spun off from the bestselling Caught Up in Love series. In November she’ll release Nights With Him, a standalone novel in her New York Times Bestselling Seductive Nights series. She also writes for young adults under the name Daisy Whitney.

 

 

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New Release & Reviews – This Sweet Escape, J. Evans

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November 4, 2014 By

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If you love sexy NA romance, you have got to get your hands on THIS SWEET ESCAPE by Jessie Evans writing as J. Evans, which releases today!

 

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A dark, sexy, emotionally charged romance series by NYT and USA Today Bestselling author Jessie Evans writing as J. Evans

Can you run far enough, fast enough, to escape a broken heart?

Samantha

For six months I’ve hidden my shameful secret behind my “good girl” image. Perfect grades, perfect smile, perfectly fractured family, with a stepbrother who swears he loves me, and a stepmom who buys me designer clothes—even a perfect boyfriend. I’m the only one who knows that Danny’s life has been anything but picture perfect. He’s always trusted me with his truth; I only want to escape mine. But now I know that’s impossible, and I have to get out before it’s too late. Reality has let me down for the last time. From here on out, I’m making my own reality, and taking Danny with me.

Danny

Since we were kids, I’ve known Sam and I were meant to be. Her smile is the most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen, and her laughter is a mystery I want to spend the rest of my life solving. No one believed we would last for the long haul, but I never doubted it. Not until this summer, when Sam meets me at the airport, and says it’s time for a great adventure. As we hop a plane to New Zealand, I want to believe we’re just getting an early start on the world travel we’ve been planning, but deep down, I know something’s wrong. Sam is running from something bad, and the bad things always catch up with you, sooner or later.

And when they do, they have a habit of tearing people who love each other apart.

Please note: The reading order for the Wild Rush series is One Wild Night, followed by This Wicked Rush, One Perfect Love, This Sweet Escape, and One Beautiful Revenge. The first three tell Gabe and Caitlin’s complete love story. The next two books tell Danny and Sam’s story and will release Fall 2014

WARNING: The Wild Rush series contains graphic sensuality, unconventional morality, and good people forced into making bad choices. Read at your own risk.

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Kara's Review

4.5 Stars

This is book 4 in the Wild Rush series. We’ve seen Danny as a child in the previous books and now we get to hear his story. How he met the love of his life at 13 and now at 20 he’s still with her. She’s convinced him to run to New Zealand and he goes along for the ride. It soon becomes clear that she’s hiding something and he can’t figure out what it is. Their adventure takes a turn or the worse and Sam runs. Danny eventually finds out her secret. Will her lying destroy them? Can she let Danny back into her life? Can’t wait for the next one to see if they can make it!

We’re like trees planted too close, our roots tangled and our trunks fused together. If I lost her, I would lose my foundation, a part of my heart, and everything that makes me happy.

I’m going to find out what or who that is. And then. I’m going to kick their fucking ass.

Sandra's Review

4 Stars

This Sweet Escape is the third novel in the Wild Rush Series but can also be read without reading those first. But of course I recommend reading the others too. It is a unique and emotional series that I love. You will first meet Danny as a brother in the series at age 13.

Danny and Samantha have been best friends turned couple since they were thirteen and leaving in Hawaii. They knew from when they first meet that they belong together and nothing was going to break them apart not even living thousands of miles away from each-other. They would make it work no matter what the obstacles….

They are now both 20 and Sam is leaving in California with her family while going to college. Danny is in Croatia with his family and has a thriving business about adventures and guides. They see each other when they can and they know each other better than they know themselves so when Danny flies to see her and she has other plans he is suspicious but goes along with it.

Sam wants to take Danny with her to escape reality. The last few months have been difficult to say the least but all she wants to do is go away and never look back. She might have to keep a secret away from Danny that can destroy them but she will do whatever she feels needs to be done to keep them together.

Sam and Danny sure don’t have the best of luck but they are together and that is what matters but Danny can tell something is off but wants to let Sam come to him when she feels it’s time. He has to trust her and in them. Can her secret stay in the past? Will he understand why she did what she did? Will their adventure end together or apart?

I thought Sam and Danny were a very cute but sexy couple since you get glimpse of them from their past. The book has some mystery with the escape to New Zealand which seems to be the place to be. It was also great to see how Danny turned out after reading the previous books….it was not always easy for him and it still isn’t but he turned out to be pretty awesome.

I can’t wait to see what happens next and what kinds of choices they make….good or bad.

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From here on out, I’m making my own reality, and taking Danny with me.

She tasted like freedom and secrets, like a promise someone finally kept instead of running off and letting me down.

The past few months have proven I can hold up under stress, but I’ve never been able to hold up under the gentle weight of his eyes.

“Let’s forget the past five months. Let’s be you and me again, okay? Please, Danny,” I beg, and fighting tears. “Let’s just be you and me.”

Author's Bio

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Jessie Evans, gave up a career as an international woman of mystery to write the sexy, contemporary Southern romances she loves to read.

She’s married to the man of her dreams, and together they’re raising a few adorable, mischievous children in a cottage in the jungle. She grew up in rural Arkansas, spending summers running wild, being chewed by chiggers, and now appreciates her home in a chigger-free part of the world even more.

When she’s not writing, Jessie enjoys playing her dulcimer (badly), sewing the worlds ugliest quilts to give to her friends, going for bike rides with her house full of boys, and drifting in and out on the waves, feeling thankful for sun, surf, and lovely people to share them with.

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Release Day Blitz, Reviews, Excerpt & *Giveaway* – Stars in Their Eyes, Lauren Blakely

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October 9, 2014 By

 

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We are pleased as punch to bring you the Release Day Launch for STARS IN THEIR EYES by Lauren Blakely! STARS IN THEIR EYES is the first full-length novel from her New Adult Romance Series, Wrapped Up in Love, a spinnoff series from her New York Times and USA Today Bestelling Caught Up in Love Series!!! The prequel novella, A STARSTRUCK KISS, is included in STARS IN THEIR EYES so that readers can enjoy the experience of reading through the full-length standalone novel in its entirety! And for those in the know, there is no cliffhanger in this title. However, A STARSTRUCK KISS will remain free, but as a short prequel to introduce readers to these new characters starting on release day!

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“You played me,” he said, but he didn’t sound mad. He sounded impressed.

“It worked,” I said, pride suffusing my tone. “But the scrapes are real.”

“Yeah, I feel terrible. Shall I go hunt down a Band-Aid for you now? Oh wait. You carry them with you. You’re always prepared.”

“You never know when you might have to take a fall to be first,” I said, and rooted around in the front pocket of my backpack for a Band-Aid. I found one, peeled off the wrapping and started to press it onto my palm.

“Let me help,” he said in a soft voice, laying the ends of the Band-Aid onto my skin. He stepped closer, his body now officially in the zone of supreme nearness–the zone that would allow for hands to explore chests, and arms to be wrapped around necks, and lips to lock again. I held my breath. My hands tingled under his touch. “This is the part in the script where the reformed bad boy touches the heroine for the second time,” he whispered.

I wanted to close my eyes and linger in the moment. But I had to be stoic. I couldn’t say what I wanted to say. That this was the moment when the heroine’s skin raced from the barest touch. So I lied. “This is the part where the heroine doesn’t even notice.”

He raised an eyebrow. He held my gaze. I didn’t look away in enough time. My breath caught, and my lips were parted. “Hi,” he whispered in a voice that was getting under my skin.

“Hi,” I said against my better judgment, against my brain.

“Are we still on for the movie tomorrow?”

“You’re just asking me out because I’m the competition, right? Keep your friends close and your enemies closer?”

“I’m asking because I want to go out with you. Not because you’re the enemy.”

I scoffed. “At least you admitted I’m the enemy. That’s why you’re asking me.”

He raised his hand, reaching gently for a strand of my hair. My feet felt wobbly with him so near to me. The earth was suddenly operating at a bizarre angle. I pressed my palm against the brick wall behind me to steady myself as he ran a finger along my hair. So softly. “I swear,” he whispered, pinning me with his gaze. “I truly want to see the movie with you. Say you’re still going with me.”

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Sandra's Review

5 Stars

I know I say this in all my reviews for Lauren’s books but I have read them all and love them all for different reasons. They are unique, especially this story. Going to keep it short so I don’t give anything away 🙂

Stars In Their Eyes picks right up from where A Starstuck Kiss ended. She still needs to be the one to get the shot of the year that would pay for a few years of school. And the man to help her was William. And he needed her to help him land a job to secure his future in America.

They had a plan. A good one. But nothing is ever easy and they learned that lesson. When Jess takes another job in the process things get down right scandalous. This is Tinsel Town after-all, nothing is what it seems. Jess and William find that things are more twisted than they even thought and it all started with just one call. They want to find the real story. Will they find it even with all the twists and turns?

William also wants Jess to admit that she does not only see him as a means to an end. He wants her to trust him even though he might only have two months left in the states. He knows she felt something was there but she worries about her past struggles and not being In control. Jess truly does like William a lot and when they do have their sexy moments it is off the charts hot but can it be more? Can she open up to someone and let go of the past? Does William get sponsored so he can stay? Can Jess figure out a way to pay for school?

I loved William like crazy. He is not only sexy but funny and sweet. It also helps that he speaks five languages but Italian is my personal favorite. Jess is quick witted, smart and knows her stuff. They both have to deal with some serious issues but Lauren has a way to keep it light-hearted but emotional at the same time. I also like surprises and mystery so it was a perfect blend of everything I need to keep me wanting more. While reading Lauren’s books it’s so fun to spot a past couple and see what they are up to, the little connections.

This story was extra fun for me because I enjoy celebrity gossip. I don’t buy into everything I read and do believe they are real people with real issues but they are interesting to me. You get to see both sides of paparazzi and their subjects. There is so much more I can say about this book! But I will end this part with saying Matthew Harrigan was my favorite British Book Boyfriend but sorry Matthew, your brother has taken that spot from you. I fell hard and fast for him but still love you <3

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Though, in all honesty, she’d be be hot to me if she had purple hair. Blue hair. Green hair. Didn’t matter. It was her attitude that had hooked me from the start.

A small groan escaped my lips. I bent my head to her neck, pressing a light kiss near her earlobe, then whispered, “Lettuce, Grapefruit, Whole wheat bread.”

I shook my head, like a dog shaking off water. “You’re wearing a skirt, I said.” My jaw was possibly still scraping the floor.
“Very good, William. You have excellent sartorial identification skills.” She gestures to me. “You’re wearing jeans and a t-shirt,” she said, as speaking to a young child. “Now can you try naming this?” She tugged at her tank top.

“There’s a dividing line between celebrities and the rest of us. You stay on your side, Jess, and you never ever apologize for a photo. We’re all just trying to make a living in this town.”

 

Kara's Review

5 Stars

I start all my Lauren Blakely reviews the same. I love her. I love her books. I will read anything and everything she writes. Period. This book was so good! I loved the characters and the writing! William isn’t a bad boy with something to prove. He isn’t mean, rude, or cruel, and he knows that he likes Jess and he wants her. It was so refreshing! He’s sweet, hot, sexy, nice and British. So, what’s better than a hot sexy man with an accent? One that speaks fluent, dirty Italian when he’s turned on!
William is trying to find a job in the US so he can stay and work and Jess is taking pictures as a papparazzi to pay for medical school. They are an unlikely pair that team up to benefit each other. Along the way, they kiss, flirt and start to fall for each other. Their witty banter is sweet and hilarious and I was sad when the book was over! I wanted more. It was also great seeing some characters from Lauren’s other books ( I FLOVE that she does that!) Do not miss this one!

I placed a hand on her shoulder, gripping her lightly and shaking my head. “No, that was not an Italian accent whatsoever,” I said to her in Italian, and she furrowed her brow. “But you are so fucking hot even when you try to put on a ridiculous accent that I still want to fuck you. Especially since you look even sexier with that red wig on.”

It was the kind of kiss that took over your brain. That made you believe in possibilities, in perfect chemistry.

That’s only because you kissed me. Now I know what I’m missing if you say no. Don’t say no, Jess. I want to see you again, and I want to kiss you again.

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WARNING: The hero in this book is not an asshole. He is hot, charming, smart, funny, ripped, gorgeous, respectful and completely panty-melting. Please proceed.

A sexy and swoony new adult romance…

Celebrity photographer and college senior Jess Leighton desperately needs to crash the wedding of the year. Snapping just one pic of the A-list Hollywood couple tying the knot will pay her way through grad school. But with security tighter than the bride-to-be’s corset, she’ll need more than her camera and smarts, she’ll need help from her biggest rival–hot, British, motorcycle-riding William Harrigan, whose sexy accent can melt the panties off any woman. He’s the last person Jess should trust, but he’s her only ticket in.

William Harrigan wants one thing – to stay in L.A. past college graduation. With a student visa set to expire, the clock is ticking. When he lands a gig that pairs him with the beautiful blond spitfire Jess, he’s scored his best shot at living out the American dream. Winning her trust would be a whole lot easier, however, if he didn’t have ulterior motives…

But there’s no faking the intense attraction between them. Try as they might to resist each other, soon sparks are flying, as they devise a plan to sneak into the ceremony. But when Jess’ new celebrity client raises the stakes, she starts to smell blackmail, and soon she and Will are chasing down cheating directors, staking out clandestine trysts, and making fake IDs, all while sneaking scene-stealing kisses and hot nights together.

The audience loves a happy ending, but in a town where everyone’s acting and no one’s playing by the rules, can Jess and William find their own ever after in time?

**Stars in Their Eyes is the start of the sexy, swoony and scandalous new adult series Wrapped Up in Love, which is a spin-off of the NYT and USA Today Bestselling Caught Up in Love series. You don’t need to have read Caught Up in Love to follow this new series, but you’ll likely enjoy those books!**

 

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Sandra's Review

5 Stars

I have read all of Lauren’s books and I love that they are all unique. When I found out she was writing a book with Far Too Tempting leading man Matthew’s brother, William I was ecstatic and maybe some fists were flying from excitement. Matthew is one of my favorite Blakely boys so I knew his brother was going to be just as or even more amazing! And then adding Caught up in Us Bryan’s sister, Jess to the mix is just perfect.

Jess is putting her self through Med School by taking pictures of celebrities. She works hard as a paparazzo, student, and volunteer and does not have time to be mixed up with relationships. She has had some setbacks in the past so now it’s time focus on school and working towards her future as a doctor. That was the plan until she went to see her boss about some pictures and heard a very sexy British accent and a man that was drop dead gorgeous.

William has been in the states for a few years on a student visa but if he doesn’t find a job after Graduation in a few months he will be sent packing home. His latest job is a paparazzo is just to get him one step closer to staying but needs full time employment. He is also working with his Uncle by marriage but it’s mysterious but it could work in his favor later.This is his main focus until he turns around at the office of J.P’s, his boss for Paparazzo gig and sees a beautiful blonde. He thinks she is beautiful but when she she speaks, he is done for, he loves American accents and she is a witty one too…

When William and Jess end up at the same place for a shot that could earn them a good paycheck they have a chance to get to know each other. They are after all enemies when it comes to getting the money shots in this town but there is also an attraction there. In a town full of actors they both have to question one another’s motives. They are competitors that end up in the same places. But there is one place they both need to be so can they be partners? Can Jess trust William? Can William get Jess to open up more? Not just about work but about life.

I fell hard for William! He is a sexy motorcycle riding British hottie with so wit and charm. And Jess is a feisty, lovely and an independent woman that I would love to be friends with. There is a type of ease with them but with an underling of mystery. The banter between them is amazing and I can’t wait to see what happens next in Stars In Their Eyes!

P.S. Lauren comes up with the Best Dog Names Ever! That is all.

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“I should go.”
“I’m sorry if I rubbed you the wrong way.”
“You didn’t rub me in any way at all,” I said hastily,then instructed my brain to remove all thoughts of rubbing-the right way, of course, because he’d do it the right way. I was sure he’d do everything the absolute, toe-curling mind-blowing way.

She shot me sharp look. Oh, she was an independent little American vixen. What a turn-on. Feistiness was like a drug to me.

“Of course I like the movies,” I said rolling my eyes, as if that would work as my Smart Guy Repellent so I could keep him at bay.

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Lauren Blakely writes sexy contemporary romance novels with heat, heart, and humor, and her books have appeared on the New York Times, USA Today, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and iBooks bestseller lists. Like the heroine in FAR TOO TEMPTING, she thinks life should be filled with family, laughter, and the kind of love that love songs promise. Lauren lives in California with her husband, children, and dogs. Her novels include Caught Up In Us, Pretending He’s Mine, Playing With Her Heart, and Trophy Husband. She also writes for young adults under the name Daisy Whitney.

 

 

 

 

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Release Event, 5 Heart Review, Trailer, Excerpt, Playlist – Unforgiven, Rebecca Shea

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A companion novel to “Unbreakable” & “Undone” and is the final book in the Unbreakable series — This is Lindsay and Matt’s story.

Lindsay Christianson seemingly has it all—the perfect career, the perfect boyfriend, and the best-laid plans for a perfect life—until one phone call changes everything.

With a moments notice, Lindsay must choose between her perfect life and her professional dreams. The choice momentarily seems clear when the opportunity to propel her career abruptly sends her across the country, leaving everything she loves behind in North Carolina.

Navigating a new city with a broken heart and a job where her colleagues will do anything to sabotage her success, the pressure quickly becomes too great. When old habits resurface, Lindsay finds herself chasing demons she thought were long since buried.

With pain and destruction left in her wake, will Lindsay find a way to erase the damage she’s done, or will her sins remain unforgiven?

**This book is a Contemporary Romance and contains mature subject matter. It is not intended for those under 17 years of age.**

 

Kara's Review

5 Stars

So, I may or may not have an author girl crush on Rebecca. She’s just one of those women who attract people because she’s funny, smart, gorgeous and talented. She interacts with her fans and shares pieces of herself. I love the way she writes. It’s unique and emotional. I loved the first 2 books in the Unbreakable series and I was starting to think that Matt and Lindsay were never going to get their story. They have both been in the previous books and were having a “secret” love affair throughout them. Lindsay and Matt are perfect for each other. She is independent and stubborn and he’s laid back. He loves her something fierce, and you know that Lindsay loves him back. But, she’s given an opportunity of a lifetime and she jumps on it leaving Matt and her life behind. My heart broke for Matt. He would never have chosen his job over his love. I admit to wanting to smack her for hurting Matt, but as you learn more about Lindsay and her demons you have nothing but sympathy and empathy for her. She’s troubled, sad and lost and she turns to a destructive   source to take away her pain. Her life starts to spin out of control while her heart is breaking (and taking mine along with it.) Matt is left alone with his own broken heart and no obvious way to fix it. Landon and Reagan are there for Matt to help him pick up the pieces and move on. He will always love her, but he can’t forgive her for not choosing him. Landon has a special place in my heart and on my list of all time favorite book boyfriends so I was very excited to see more of him. We’ve watched him grow up and put his own demons to rest. We also get to see Jess and Gabe. It was the perfect end to the perfect series.

All book retailers should include a box of tissues with the purchase of this book. I cried from the beginning to the end, and I stopped reading at the Epilogue because I didn’t want to story to end. Really. Of course I finished it and it was amazing. Rebecca has outdone herself yet again. I can’t wait to read her next book!

 

“I’m never letting you go, Lindsay. Before you came along, I was just a thirty-one-year-old cop with no goals or ambitions. Now I have someone I want to live for – live with. I don’t ever want to be anywhere unless it’s with you.”

 

Emotionally I’m a dead man. She was everything to me – everything.

 

“There is nothing, absolutely nothing in this world that you could do that is unforgivable. When we had no one, it was you and me. And yes, there were times you had to idea you were helping me, but you were. Without you, I wouldn’t be here. I’d be dead. I need you happy, but most importantly I need you healthy, ” he says quietly.

 

“Did you turn it on?”

“Not yet.”

“You’re not turning it on to piss me off, aren’t you?”

“Maybe.”

“You’re just as annoying as always, you know that , right?”

“Yep.”

 

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“Good morning, beautiful.” Light kisses pepper my face and neck. I grumble and roll closer to Matt, wrapping my arm over his chest, securing myself to him.

“There is only one fault I can find in you,” I mumble against his shoulder, my eyes still closed.

“What’s that?”

“You’re a morning person.”

Matt chuckles as he pulls me on top of him and slides his hands down my bare back. I rest my head on his chest while his fingertips trace my spine and I shiver at his gentle touch.

“I like when you wake me up like this and touch me.”

“I like waking you up and touching you. I’ll never get enough of you, Linds.”

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Rebecca SheaRebecca Shea is the USA Today Bestselling author of Unbreakable and Undone. She lives in Phoenix, Arizona with her family and her beagle, Miles. From the time Rebecca could read she has had a passion for books. Rebecca spends her days working full-time and her nights writing, bringing stories to life. Born and raised in Minnesota, Rebecca moved to Arizona in 1999 to escape the bitter winters. When not working or writing, she can be found on the sidelines of her sons football games, or watching her daughter at ballet class. Rebecca is fueled by insane amounts of coffee, margaritas, Laffy Taffy (except the banana ones), and happily ever afters.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Release Day, Trailer & 5 Heart Review, Unforgiven, Rebecca Shea

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September 18, 2014 By

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We are so excited to celebrate the release of UNFORGIVEN by Rebecca Shea today! Trust us, you do not want to miss out Lindsay and Matt’s story!

 

Synopsis

Unforgiven_Rebecca Shea_ebooksmLindsay Christianson seemingly has it all—the perfect career, the perfect boyfriend, and the best-laid plans for a perfect life—until one phone call changes everything.

With a moments notice, Lindsay must choose between her perfect life and her professional dreams. The choice momentarily seems clear when the opportunity to propel her career abruptly sends her across the country, leaving everything she loves behind in North Carolina.

Navigating a new city with a broken heart and a job where her colleagues will do anything to sabotage her success, the pressure quickly becomes too great. When old habits resurface, Lindsay finds herself chasing demons she thought were long since buried.

With pain and destruction left in her wake, will Lindsay find a way to erase the damage she’s done, or will her sins remain unforgiven?

**This book is a Contemporary Romance and contains mature subject matter. It is not intended for those under 17 years of age.**

 

 

 

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Kara's Review

5 Stars

So, I may or may not have an author girl crush on Rebecca. She’s just one of those women who attract people because she’s funny, smart, gorgeous and talented. She interacts with her fans and shares pieces of herself. I love the way she writes. It’s unique and emotional. I loved the first 2 books in the Unbreakable series and I was starting to think that Matt and Lindsay were never going to get their story. They have both been in the previous books and were having a “secret” love affair throughout them. Lindsay and Matt are perfect for each other. She is independent and stubborn and he’s laid back. He loves her something fierce, and you know that Lindsay loves him back. But, she’s given an opportunity of a lifetime and she jumps on it leaving Matt and her life behind. My heart broke for Matt. He would never have chosen his job over his love. I admit to wanting to smack her for hurting Matt, but as you learn more about Lindsay and her demons you have nothing but sympathy and empathy for her. She’s troubled, sad and lost and she turns to a destructive   source to take away her pain. Her life starts to spin out of control while her heart is breaking (and taking mine along with it.) Matt is left alone with his own broken heart and no obvious way to fix it. Landon and Reagan are there for Matt to help him pick up the pieces and move on. He will always love her, but he can’t forgive her for not choosing him. Landon has a special place in my heart and on my list of all time favorite book boyfriends so I was very excited to see more of him. We’ve watched him grow up and put his own demons to rest. We also get to see Jess and Gabe. It was the perfect end to the perfect series.

All book retailers should include a box of tissues with the purchase of this book. I cried from the beginning to the end, and I stopped reading at the Epilogue because I didn’t want to story to end. Really. Of course I finished it and it was amazing. Rebecca has outdone herself yet again. I can’t wait to read her next book!

 

“I’m never letting you go, Lindsay. Before you came along, I was just a thirty-one-year-old cop with no goals or ambitions. Now I have someone I want to live for – live with. I don’t ever want to be anywhere unless it’s with you.”

 

Emotionally I’m a dead man. She was everything to me – everything.

 

“There is nothing, absolutely nothing in this world that you could do that is unforgivable. When we had no one, it was you and me. And yes, there were times you had to idea you were helping me, but you were. Without you, I wouldn’t be here. I’d be dead. I need you happy, but most importantly I need you healthy, ” he says quietly.

 

“Did you turn it on?”

“Not yet.”

“You’re not turning it on to piss me off, aren’t you?”

“Maybe.”

“You’re just as annoying as always, you know that , right?”

“Yep.”

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rebeccashea-authorRebecca Shea is the USA Today Bestselling author of Unbreakable and Undone. She lives in Phoenix, Arizona with her family and her beagle, Miles. From the time Rebecca could read she has had a passion for books. Rebecca spends her days working full-time and her nights writing, bringing stories to life. Born and raised in Minnesota, Rebecca moved to Arizona in 1999 to escape the bitter winters. When not working or writing, she can be found on the sidelines of her sons football games, or watching her daughter at ballet class. Rebecca is fueled by insane amounts of coffee, margaritas, Laffy Taffy (except the banana ones), and happily ever afters.

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Release Day Blitz, Excerpt & *Giveaway* – Everything I Need, Stacey Mosteller

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September 4, 2014 By

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Title: Everything I Need (Nashville Nights, #3)

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Release Date: September 4. 2014

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SarahBeth Pearson has made mistakes, and I might just be the biggest one of them all. After spending months keeping secrets and lying to everyone close to us, it’s all fallen apart and we are each left alone to pick up the pieces.

I’ve loved SarahBeth in one form or another her entire life. The steps that brought us closer together weren’t easy for me to take. After letting her dictate our relationship, I’ve found myself practically homeless and estranged from my closest friends.

Now I’m left trying to move on, finding a new place to live and getting everything I need in order, while she’s trying to mend her broken heart. There’s just one problem…SarahBeth’s still keeping secrets – and her secret just might change everything.

 

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David laughs, clapping me on the back as he leads me out of his office. When we get to the front door, SarahBeth is just getting out of her car, but she freezes when she sees us standing next to each other. Her eyes fill with tears and David rushes down the steps to hug her tightly, whispering something in her ear that has her eyes widening, suddenly fearful as she stares back at me. He pulls back, forcing her to look up at him, and finally, she nods. My brow furrows as I take in their serious expressions, and I make a mental note to ask her what’s up when I get her alone later. Shit is beginning to add up, and I’m more than a little worried at the possibilities.

Walking slowly over to where they stand in the driveway, I look between the two of them. “What’s going on?”

David doesn’t answer. Instead he looks at SarahBeth with one eyebrow raised. She tries to cover her fear with a smile as she looks up at me. “Nothing. David’s just being overprotective.” He snorts, obviously disagreeing, but doesn’t contradict her.

There’s no way for me to contradict her without it being obvious that I don’t believe her, and since we’re trying to learn to trust each other again, I’m stuck between what I want and what I know I should do…which is backing off until she’s ready to tell me. SarahBeth blushes under my scrutiny, adding to my suspicion that something isn’t right, she heads for the house, saying, “I’ll be back soon. I want to put my stuff away and take a quick shower.” She hurries inside, leaving David and me standing in the driveway with him refusing to look at me.

“Okay, now that she’s gone, what the hell did you say to her?” My voice is sharper than I intended, but my head is reeling with all the possible things he could have told her. He could be warning her away from me, trying to get her to tell me whatever it is she’s hiding, or so many other things.

If it weren’t for the guilty look in his eyes, I would doubt the suspicions I have, but the fact that he doesn’t even really want to meet my stare tells me that he’s helping her hide something. “It’s not for me to say.” He does look at me now, his eyes narrow and his jaw clenched tight. “You’re going to have to earn her trust before she tells you anything, and I can’t really blame her for that…no matter how much I think you need to know. She’ll tell you when she’s ready, and there’s nothing you can do to change that.”

There’s nothing I can say to that, so I stand beside him, leaning up against Sarah’s car and thinking over the past few minutes, the conversation they had, and the things he just said to me. It’s all adding up to something, but surely if that was the case, someone would have told me, and David damn sure wouldn’t be this understanding. We stand in silence waiting for SarahBeth to reappear, and when she does, the look on her face is one of fear and upset. It’s not a stretch to think the fear has to do with tonight, being alone with me, with me asking questions she obviously doesn’t want to answer, but I have no idea what’s causing her to look so upset, so sad.

David’s noticed it too, and he walks over to have a hushed conversation with her that ends in him turning back to glare at me. Shaking his head, he mutters, “Stupid motherfucker,” before walking back into the house and leaving us alone.

SarahBeth’s watching me closely, catching her bottom lip in-between her teeth and searching my eyes for answers to questions she doesn’t want to ask. Unable to stand being so far away from her, I walk over and pull her into my embrace, keeping her close to me until she finally relaxes and slides her arms around my waist.

“What’s wrong, baby?” I ask her, concerned about the look on her face when she walked outside.

She buries her face in my chest, refusing to look at me, or answer my questions, something that drives me crazy. There’s no way for me to even try to make things better, to earn her trust, if she won’t tell me what’s bothering her. When I ask her a second time, she sniffles before lifting her face to mine. “I don’t want to talk about it right now.” She frowns, pulling away from me and walking over to the passenger side of my car.

Torn between letting it go and trying to force her to tell me what’s wrong, I don’t move at first. She gets in but doesn’t look back at me. Instead, she stares out the window on her side of the car, avoiding me and shutting me out in a way that damn near kills me. I want to protect her, I always have…I can’t make anything better if she doesn’t tell me what the problem is, but I also know that if I push it, she will push back and we’ll be even more estranged than we already are. I’m not naive, I know she doesn’t trust me, doesn’t want to share anything with me, but it still causes an ache in my chest, knowing that the easy relationship we once had is gone, maybe gone forever. Resigned, I sigh before getting in the car myself.

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She is also a wife, mother, writer and self-professed bookwhore – not necessarily in that order! As the mother of three growing boys, her Kindle has become her temporary escape from the insanity of boys, dogs and her husband. Stacey can usually be found curled up with her iPad when she’s supposed to be writing or creating endless playlists on Spotify.

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Release Day Launch, Excerpt & *Giveaway* – Right Kind of Wrong, Chelsea Fine

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September 2, 2014 By

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We are so excited to bring you the Release Day Launch for Chelsea Fine’s RIGHT KIND OF WRONG! Published by Grand Central Forever, RIGHT KIND OF WRONG is the third novel Chelsea’s Finding Fate Series and is a New Adult Contemporary Romance. Check out the excerpt below and enter the giveaway!

 

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Padding my bare feet back into Jack’s bedroom, I start riffling through his drawers like a wet raccoon, searching for something that can pass as pajamas. I try on four pairs of basketball shorts and two shirts before finding items small enough to fit me without being obscene.

I’m not a small person—not at all. I’m average height, average weight. It’s just that Jack’s a giant who, apparently, wears size 100 in everything. Twisting the shirt around my middle so it hangs properly, I absently inhale and smile when I catch Jack’s scent.

What? No. Don’t smile about that, you idiot.

I unclench my fists from his shirt and smooth out the wrinkles I created clutching it to my nose. I’m not like a wet raccoon at all. I’m worse. Raccoons would be ashamed of me.

My inner dialogue—I’ve just accepted that I’m certifiable, at this point—comes to a halt when I hear an engine in the front yard.

Jack.

My first instinct is to run outside and smack him—you know, violent tendencies and all—but I regain my composure and choose a more mature tactic.

I stand perfectly still in the dark living room and wait for him with a scowl.

Through the window, I watch his dark figure stumble out of the car and slowly climb the front steps all hunched over. What did he do, go get drunk? Great.

I cross my arms, scowl still poised to kill, and wait as he opens the door and quietly steps inside. He flicks on the living room light and I ready myself for the shit storm I’m about to rain all over his ass. But my words, my anger, my bitter intentions fall away the instant I see his face.

“Jack.” It’s more of a gasp than a word as it leaves my mouth.

He pulls his eyes up from his bloody and torn hand, and sets them on me. “Jenna. What the hell?” Several emotions cross his eyes. Anger. Fear. Relief. Anger.

I pull a face. “Don’t ‘what the hell’ me. You’re the one who stole my car and drove off into the night.”

He screws his face up. “So you waited up to yell at me?”

“Well…” I pause.

Is that why I waited up? Well, crap.

“Yeah,” I finally say, not particularly proud of my answer.

“Typical,” he mutters. “Listen. I’m not in the mood to bicker with you right now so if you don’t mind rescheduling this bitch-out for tomorrow, that would be great.”

He brushes past me, his shoulder lightly sweeping mine, and halts at the touch. Facing me, he softens his husky voice. “I’m sorry.”

Long eyelashes lower over his storm-gray eyes as he searches my face, and the wicked wildfire inside me instantly reignites as his gaze drops to my mouth.

The thick frustration that filled the room just moments ago thins into a sweet trepidation, curling around us with a daring charge. So delicious. But so dangerous.

I carefully step back and clear my throat. Jack does the same. We’re masters of avoidance.

Without another word, he moves past me and marches down the hall. That’s when I spy the blood running down the back of his shirt from a large gash between his shoulder blades.

My heart stops.

“Jack?” I say, staring with wide eyes. “What happened to your back?”

He looks over his shoulder and frowns. “Oh. That.” Turning back around, he continues striding down the hallway. “Knife wound.”

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Synopsis

Sometimes wrong can feel oh so right . . .

Jenna Lacombe needs complete control, whether it’s in the streets . . . or between the sheets. So when she sets out on a solo road trip to visit her family in New Orleans, she’s beyond annoyed that the infuriatingly sexy Jack Oliver wants to hitch a ride with her. Ever since they shared a wild night together last year, he’s been trying to strip away her defenses one by one. He claims he’s just coming along to keep her safe-but what’s not safe for her is prolonged exposure to the tattooed hottie.

Jack can’t get Jenna out from under his skin. She makes him feel alive again after his old life nearly destroyed him-and losing her is not an option. Now Jack’s troubles are catching up to him, and he’s forced to return to his hometown in Louisiana. But when his secrets put them both in harm’s way, Jenna will have to figure out how far she’s willing to let love in . . . and how much she already has.

 

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Chelsea lives in Phoenix, Arizona where she spends most of her time writing stories, painting murals, and avoiding housework at all costs. She’s ridiculously bad at doing dishes and claims to be allergic to laundry. Her obsessions include: superheroes, coffee, sleeping-in, and crazy socks. She lives with her husband and two children, who graciously tolerate her inability to resist teenage drama on TV and her complete lack of skill in the kitchen.

 

 

 

 

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Release Blitz, Excerpt & *Giveaway* – Combust, Tessa Teevan

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Combust is the first in an Explosive spin-off series called The Wellingtons.

 

Title: Combust (The Wellingtons, #1)

Author: Tessa Teevan

Publication Date: August 19, 2014

Genre: Contemporary Romance

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Synopsis

After years of being called a tease and then being labeled the Virgin Queen, Andi Kane decides that when she goes off to college, she’s ready to ditch the labels. She’s grabbing the bull by its horns and riding as wild as she can.

Fate must be smiling on her the night she meets Cohen Wellington, the cute boy-next-door and fellow music lover. Their connection is instant, and as the night progresses, she knows she’s found The One. Only…it doesn’t go exactly the way she had planned it. And even though she can’t get him off her mind, some humiliations are just too much to overcome. She walks away, never planning to see him again.

Three years and a whole lot of experience later, Andi and Cohen are suddenly drawn together again, and it doesn’t take long before it’s clear their connection is stronger than ever.

Fate. Destiny. Kismet. Whatever you want to call it, these two fall hard and fall fast. Their love burns hot, but when their plans for the future seem to move in two different directions, will it be enough to sustain the flames, or will the fire consume them, their relationship combusting before their very eyes?

Sometimes love comes quickly without question, without hesitation, and without fear. But this kind of love is once in a lifetime, and sometimes you just have to ask yourself, can it really last?

 

Excerpt

She stands up and begins looking around. “She was actually just here about ten minutes ago, but I told her you weren’t due in until one. She said she’d wait, but I don’t see her.” She continues looking until her eyes light up. “Oh, there she is. I’d spot that beautiful red hair anywhere. She’s at the table in the corner, her back turned to us.”

At the mention of beautiful red hair, my heart nearly skips a beat. I mentally ridicule myself. I have no idea why I still think every single redhead I see is going to be Andi. As I turn to see where Mrs. Marsh is pointing, I easily spot the redhead. I’m about to thank her and head towards the back table when someone across from her nods in my direction. Slowly, she turns her head, and as our eyes meet, I can’t move from my spot.

Less than twenty feet away from me is the girl I’ve been simultaneously looking for and avoiding for the past three years.

The girl whose mixtape has nearly worn out from continuous play.

The girl I’m supposed to tutor and not five minutes ago I made a vow to keep my hands off of.

Less than twenty feet away from me is Andi. For the first time in over three years, I’m face to face with her. Ruby.

 

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Books by Tessa Teevan

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Explosive series

Ignite (Explosive #1) | Incinerate (Explosive #2) | Inflame (Explosive #3)

 

Sweet Southern series

Sweet Southern Sorrow (Sweet Southern #1)

 

 

Author's Bio

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I’m a twenty something book junkie who is also obsessed with sports. Bengals, Buckeyes, Reds are my teams! I work for the government during the day, hang out with Air National Guard on the weekends, and have been married to my own book boyfriend for over seven years. We currently live right outside of Dayton, OH with our two cats.

If I’m not writing or looking through tons of photos of hot men, all in the name of research, then you can probably find me curled up with my Kindle, ignoring the rest of the world. I love my sports almost as much as I love my books. My other obsessions include red wine, hot men, country music, and all things Grace Potter.

 

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