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Thursday, January 30, 2014

Cover Reveal for Sin for Love by Claudia Bradshaw


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Synopsis

 




Tessa “Rain” Donahue believed she was happy. Dancing in a burlesque show at the ‘Happy Valley Cabaret’ gave her a sense of power. Shots of tequila gave her courage. One-night-stands gave her variety. Her nights usually ended as the sun was rising. Her head held high as she walked away from a stranger’s warm bed, high heels in hand. Tessa thought she had all she ever wanted.


Reese Nichols, owner of the custom motorcycle shop ‘Deadly Seven’, was living his dream. He was his own boss, never having to answer to anyone. To him, money was no object. What he lacked, however, was something that money couldn’t buy. Reese woke up every morning knowing she was out there—his soul mate. One drunken night years ago Reese met Madame Miranda, the carnival fortune teller who instructed him on how to find the one who was meant for him. With his plan in place, Reese searched for the only one who could pass the test.

 

Tragedy kept Reese and Tessa from realizing their fate years ago. Destiny brought them back together for another chance. Would Reese recognize that she was something special? Would Tessa figure out that it was all a test? Through it all, would they both sin for love?


Excerpt



I heard the drums start to boom and I knew it was time for Ginger to start her solo.  She was one of my favorites to watch and I had learned so much from her since I started dancing.  She had a Jane of the Jungle theme this month complete with animal noises, a huge python, and a vine to swing from.  It was really going well.  I turned around to watch her but what I found instead was someone watching me.



He was leaning up against the railing that overlooked the floor full of tables, while everyone else was watching the stage he was watching me.  I let my eyes roam over him as he stood about fifteen feet away from me.  He was wearing a black leather motorcycle jacket over a simple gray teeshirt, black jeans, and black boots.  He must have been just over six feet tall and his shirt and jacket weren't doing much to disguise what had to be an amazing body… How is this shit even legal?  I thought to myself.  Shouldn't he have to carry a badge or at least come with a warning that looking at him would lead to a bunch of conditions; increased heart rate, shallow breathing, panting like a dog, and instantly wet panties?  



The drums for Ginger's dance were pounding in my ears and I swear they were speeding up to match my quickly increasing heart rate.  When my gaze came back up to his face I felt a sucker punch to the chest that knocked the breath out of me.  His eyes locked onto mine and it was like he was laying me open in front of him, like I couldn't hide any part of myself from him.  I have never felt so naked in my entire life even though I took off all of my clothes in front of a crowd four nights a week.  



"Fuck me." I sighed under my breath.



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Claudia currently resides next to the mountains but dreams of the beach. She is married to her hottie husband, her lost then found again high school love. She has a teenage daughter who gives her stomach aches from laughing so hard together. 


Claudia has an almost super human ability to obsess over whatever strikes her fancy. She spends her time between adding to her ever growing tattoo collection, writing, and perfecting the Tequila-O with her always present 7 bottles of Jose.


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Cover Reveal!!! Beautiful Failure by Mariah Cole

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Synopsis
 
If you're looking for a heartwarming story about a girl who falls deeply in love with a troubled boy who changes her life--a sob story with pretty metaphors and a million ways that'll tell you how "broken" she is, STOP. Don't read another word of this.
I'm not that type of girl.
My name is Emerald Anderson and I'm not going to bullshit you: I flunked out of college after my sophomore year, I've been fired from every job I've ever taken, and I've never had a fully functioning relationship in my life.
I wish I could say that I had a cheerleader in my corner, someone who says, "No, Emerald--You're great and you are good at something!" but I don't. My grandparents are completely oblivious to my life, and my mother's dying words to me were "You're going to end up just like me one day. A beautiful nothing."
She was right.
As I decide to start my life over and take two jobs that will forever change me--one from the inside, and one from the outside, I keep my mother's words close to my heart so I can keep the sexy and mysterious Carter Black away.
He's the first man who's ever pursued me, the first man who seems bent on finding out why I am the way I am, but he's wasting his time.
I'm not broken. I don't need to be fixed. I'm perfectly fine being a beautiful failure...
 
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My mother was a whore. Her name was Leah Isabelle Anderson—“Leah Belle” for short, and she was one of New Jersey’s most sought after escorts. With deep green eyes that could take any man’s breath away, and skin so porcelain and smooth that it looked too perfect to touch, she was breathtakingly beautiful. Often compared to a supermodel, her raven black hair fell past her shoulders, and her naturally long eyelashes were always coifed to perfection. Growing up, I had no idea what she did with the men who picked her up in their shiny and expensive cars—the men who wore thousand dollar suits and patted me on the head while saying, “Your mom is really something special.” In a way, these strangers became the closest thing I had to a family since I never knew my father: Her regulars, Christian and William, sent me gifts every Christmas. Arnie bought me my first bike, Steve taught me how to change a tire, and her most ruthless suitor—Vincent, took me shopping for designer clothes once a month. Leah Belle—she never ever let me call her “mom,” wasn’t exactly a mother to me; she was more like an older friend. An older ‘I’ll-be-there-when-it’s-convenient’ friend. She missed every elementary school play, every middle school writing competition, and never gave a damn about my grades. At first, the involuntary loneliness bothered me, but after I created an army of invisible friends and easily accessible fantasies, I came to terms with her neglect and happily accepted any attention she was willing to give me. When I became a teenager, she started to hang around me more often—promising that she would do better, promising that she would make sure that “from here on out, [we’d] be best friends.” Since she’d run away from her parents after having me at sixteen, she made a point to never lecture or discipline me. She did however, teach me three very important lessons: 1.) “Always put tons of effort into the way you look. You need to be beautiful on the outside, no matter how fucked up you are on the inside. If you ever feel sad or depressed, suck that shit up and add more mascara.” 2.) “Don’t make friends. Make sponsors. If you can’t get anything out of someone or use them for a specific purpose, kick that person out of your life ASAP.” 3.) “Beauty wins over brains every time. Your body will always be your most important asset. Remember that.” For my fourteenth birthday, she poured me my first shot and offered me a short line of coke, saying, “Welcome to life, Em!” I shook my head at the coke—I’d read about the effects, but I happily took the red shot glass from her hand. “To the best fuckin’ daughter in the world!” She lifted her glass in the air, waiting for me to do the same, and then she ordered me to toss it back. The initial burning sensation was painful—disgusting, but in the years to come, that bitterness tasted better and better, and I looked forward to the two of us drinking together. It was the only time that she gave me her undivided attention. In those moments, I would tell her about another writing competition I’d won or how I’d received more early college scholarships. When it was her turn, she would tell me about “turning tricks” like other parents told their kids about a day at the office. “I can’t tell you how weak Ben’s dick was today,” she’d say. “I mean, I feel like I should be charging him double for the weak ass fucks he puts me through.” “You don’t enjoy it with him? Ever?” I’d ask. “No. Never with him. But he’s a sponsor, I’m getting his money, and that’s all that matters. I just lie there, scratch his back, and say ‘HarderHarder’ to make him think I’m into it until—” “Until he cums?” “Yep.” She’d pass me a cigarette before sighing. “With him and a few others, I usually have to take a few shots beforehand to numb my mind. With the really good ones, all I have to do is relax. Sex can be fucking incredible when it’s done right…” One particular Friday, after she let one of her regulars take me shopping for a Chanel bag, I unlocked the door to our home and saw droplets of blood all over the floor. “Leah?” I set my shopping bag down. “Did you get another nose bleed?” No answer. I headed into the kitchen, looking for her usual remedies—hot tea and Q tips, but she wasn’t there. “You here?” I walked around our living room and checked all the rooms upstairs. Confused, I pulled out my cell phone and called her. No answer again. I shrugged and opened a bottle of vodka, tossing back a few shots. I figured she’d left with one of her sponsors for a quickie and would be back by the time our favorite show started. I decided to take a shower before it came on and headed into the downstairs bathroom. The second I hit the lights, my heart fell out of my chest. I wanted to believe that what I was seeing was simply a sick joke by my imagination—a twisted fantasy I’d snap out of in seconds. Pale and blue, Leah’s body lay lifeless in our tub. Her left arm was dangling over the edge, and the small velvet bag where she kept her cocaine was dangling from her fingertips. Scattered across the floor were hundreds of prescription pills and empty orange bottles that bore the names of strangers. On the vanity, there was an empty syringe and a folded note that read “For my Em…” Trembling, I rushed to her side and pressed my finger against her neck, hoping for a pulse. Nothing. I tilted her head back and tried to breathe life into her—pressing her chest with my hands every few seconds, but it was no use. She was gone. I sank down to the floor in tears—cursing her, hating her, for doing this to me. To us. I had no friends to call, no family either, so in my numb and dazed state I somehow managed to call 9-1-1. While the operator attempted to calm me down by asking me to take deep breaths, I walked over to the vanity and unfolded Leah’s last note:
Em,
I know you’re confused right now, but I want you to know that I love you. I love you so fucking much… You were the only thing that made my life worth living, and I wish I was strong enough to keep that in mind…
I’m not.
I’m tired of living a lie and I haven’t been happy in a very long time… I just can’t take it anymore…
I’ve fucked up a lot of things in my life, but the biggest regret I have is the way I raised you…I’m so sorry… This is going to be hard for you to believe—especially since I’m gone, but I need you to forget all that shit I taught you. Right now.
Fuck using your looks to get what you want. Go to college and do some good shit with your life, like write or something. You’re a good writer, you’re very smart, and you need to use your brain to get ahead. Can you promise to do that for me, Em?
Then again…It’s probably too late and I’m willing to bet that you’ll end up just like me: A beautiful nothing…
It won’t be your fault though. It’ll be—
I stopped reading and flushed that note down the toilet. Her last words were clearly written out of sadness and they were only compounding my pain. As far as I was concerned, Leah had raised me the best she could and she was far from a “beautiful nothing” in my eyes. In fact, I cherished every single thing she’d taught me. Even though I was beyond hurt that she’d selfishly left me all alone, I was determined to remember her at her best and for everything she was to me: My mother. My best friend. My role model.  
 
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Mariah Cole is a Starbucks addict (hazelnut shots, please!), New Adult author, and an incessant daydreamer. Known for pushing the envelope, she's an avid reader of indie books and is always looking to chat with readers and authors alike.
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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Cover Reveal!!! Conklin's Foundation by Brooke Page


 
 

 
 
Synopsis
Becca finally found her courage and faced her tormentors head on to get what she deserved: respect and Tyler Conklin.  Becca’s faith in Tyler is solid, but is he willing to completely open up to her?  They both have past baggage, and as Becca says, Tyler’s is particularly old. 
With everything they have been through, Becca and Tyler know that secrets get them nowhere.  They have made great leaps and bounds in their relationship, but Becca can’t help but feel he is still keeping something from her.  Between the local detective snooping around and asking questions at the Conklin building and Tyler’s evasive answers, Becca remains skeptical about his excuses.  The detective seems more interested in Tyler’s father’s “projects”, but Tyler’s hands seem to be in the pot as well.
Unfortunately, Tyler’s past comes back in his face along with his shady business.  Will Becca hold true to her new found confidence and claim what’s hers… including Tyler?
 
 
 
 
 
Excerpt
 
Tyler just smiled at me then his eyes caught my headband.  “Is that new?”
I nodded my head and told him about the little girl that was peddling.
“Sucker,” Tyler teased, putting a hand on the other side of my hip. He was half leaning over me now, and the proximity of him was starting to get to me in a very good way.
He leaned closer, bringing his hand up to touch the headband, a mischievous game was playing in his eyes.
“Jamie told me I was being a bad citizen by supporting the peddling little girl,” I said.
“Yes, well, Jamie also said something last night that bothered me,” Tyler said, his eyes becoming hard.
I furrowed my brows at him.  What did she say that upset him?
“Why did she refer to me as gentle?  What exactly was she talking about?”
My face turned red as I bit my lip.  I didn’t think Tyler would ever know about my talking to Jamie about our intimacy, and I didn’t think Jamie would ever be dumb enough to open her mouth.  I guess I was wrong.
“She said I was a gentle lover,” he whispered darkly.
“I like how you make love to me,” I said quietly, my face still crimson.  I gripped the back of the lounger tighter, wanting to change the subject.  But Tyler wasn’t having it, and I couldn’t tell if this was a fun game to him or if he were legitimately upset.
“But you want it harder?” he asked, snaking his hand under my thigh, letting my cover up hike up my leg more.  “Am I boring you?” he said, cocking his head to the side.
I shook my head no, terrified that he would think something crazy like that.  I never knew how good sex could be until I met Tyler.
He eyed me then eyed my headband again, a small smile playing on his lips as his eyes became more heated.  He suddenly moved his hands on either side of my hips then trailed them up my sides and to my arms. Goose bumps filled my skin, and my hands were still grasping the back of the chair.
Tyler leaned in to kiss me then whispered against my lips.  “Let’s have a little fun, shall we?”
I looked at him while taking a sharp inhale, my heart racing from his touch.  He moved his hands further up my biceps, but his thumbs hooked the headband in my hair, pulling it all the way up along my arms, my hair cascading down, pieces falling one at a time until it was freed.  The feel of the small beads gently massaged my arms as they made their slow route to the top of the lounger.  Tyler kept his eyes on me the entire time, and I was caught in his trance, my chest heaving with his intense stare.
Tyler moved to grasp one of my hands, gently wrapping the headband around my wrist then through the top bar of the lounger.  He spun the stretchy headband more, tightening it on my one wrist then forcing the headband to loop around my other wrist.  My arms were now attached to the back of the lounger by the beads I bought from a 12-year-old-girl.  I flexed my hands and gave a small tug.  I couldn’t release them, and the blood in my veins started to pump so fast and hard throughout my body I thought I might explode.
Tyler was suddenly straddling me.  He ran his nose along mine and murmured, “I don’t want you to think I am boring.  So let’s have some fun.”
I sighed as he kissed my neck.  But I quickly stiffened when I heard a couple of women laughing.
“Tyler, there are people walking around down there.  I can see their heads,” I whispered, as though they would be able to hear.
Tyler kissed my collarbone then ran his nose and tongue downward, ignoring my worry.
“Tyler!” I squirmed, half scolding him.  “What are you doing?  Those people will hear us!”
When Tyler finally kissed to the bottom of my cover up where my skin was exposed, he gave my thigh a big wet kiss, never taking his dark blue-green eyes off of me.
“I guess you are going to have to be quiet then,” he murmured with dark, mischievous eyes.







 



Monday, January 27, 2014

Into the Unknown by Bethany Shaw

 
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After the devastating loss of his father, Gene Harris has become alpha of his werewolf pack. He has been training for this his entire life. But nothing could have prepared him for the brewing war, or the beautiful alpha female, Talia. Gene is instantly drawn to the mesmerizing she-wolf. He wants to trust Talia, but it's hard to trust anyone--especially when they are related to your adversary. Enemies are everywhere, and Gene must fight to protect his pack.



Natalia 'Talia' Alvarez grew up away from the pack. Talia's first encounter with werewolves was when she was abducted and taken prisoner by her grandfather. This experience leaves her weary of her werewolf heritage and unable to trust her rescuers. As a new mother protecting her son is her first priority. Talia knows her only chance at freedom is to team up with Gene. Talia finds herself falling for the alpha as they begin to work together. The thought of trusting Gene terrifies her, and she can't help but wonder if he will betray her too.


Into the Unknown is the second book in the Werewolf Wars Series.
 
 



 
 
 
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Devon Harris is outraged when he learns his younger sister is going to be used as a breeder. Defying his alpha, he helps his sister to escape and they seek refuge at his Uncle Rick's ranch.  While trying to adjust to his new life, he meets the fiery human Lark. War begins to brew between the packs as Devon attempts to fight his attraction to Lark. Wanting to keep her safe, he tries to keep her at arms length. But, the more time they spend together, the harder it is to ignore the intense need to claim her.

Rick Harris has been like a second father to Lark Davies since her parents died
in an accident three years ago. She is the sole guardian of her younger sister and
the owner of her own bakery, leaving her little time for a social life. Lark instantly feels the allure to Devon even though they are constantly at odds with each other.  As Lark spends more time with the pack, she is drawn further into the werewolf world. She has known werewolves existed for some time, but never knew how dangerous they could be.

Out of the Shadows is the first book in the Werewolf Wars
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Fierce by Clarissa A. Wild

 


Title: Fierce


Author: Clarissa Wild


Publication Date: January 27th 2014


Genre: New Adult Romance

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Fight for your dreams. Fight for your life. Fight for love. 




Nerdy girl Autumn Blakewood is the prime example of a goody two-shoes. She studies every night, is never late for class, and always follows the rules. She has never felt the need to step out of her comfort zone. That is, until she meets Hunter. 




 Hunter Bane is a cocky, confident bad-boy, who's nothing but trouble. He’s a dangerous distraction to everyone around him. Sexy and strong, Hunter enjoys the swooning effect he has on women. Especially those who aren't used to attention, like Autumn. 




 Autumn finds it hard not to give into Hunter’s advances, even though it all seems like a game to him. Trying to understand him is impossible, because he shrouds himself in mystery. 


What she doesn't know is that Hunter has more baggage than anyone should have to carry. When she discovers he's in an illegal frat club to save the one person that matters to him, Autumn realizes this could mean the end of her undeniable connection to him. Even their lives are at risk. 


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Suddenly, a shadow is cast over the pages of my novel. The sun is blocked by something … or someone.


As I peer up with furrowed brows, I see it’s Hunter, and my annoyed look turns into a cheerful smile.


My eyes light up the moment I see him. He’s towering above me, wearing ragged pants and a flimsy tank top, which barely covers his broad chest. I gulp at the sight, especially because his black jacket makes him look so tough.


He’s like a motorcycle rider, only he isn’t. He just looks like one.


Hunter goes to his knees and snatches away my book.


“Hey!” I snap. “I was reading that.”


“Yeah, ‘was.’ And now you’re not.” He holds out his other hand. “Get up.”


I grab his hand, and the moment my fingers touch his it sends electrical shocks through my entire body. He’s so strong, he can lift me in one go without my help. My boobs bounce from the way he jerks me up, and I see his eyes flick to them for only a fraction of a second.


I gulp, and a flush spreads across my face as I pull my shirt up higher.


“What’s this for?” I say.


“Time for some training.” He leans forward, grabs the blanket, and folds it up.


“What, now?”


“Yes, now. My classes are finished, and by the looks of it so are yours. We don’t have much time, so let’s make the best use of it.”


“B-but I have to study and―”


“But, but, but,” he mocks, making a pouty face. “If you wanna learn how to defend yourself, you gotta put in the effort.”


I frown. “I was busy. You think I’m just going to adjust to your schedule?”


“You can read a book anytime you want. I can’t do this with you anytime I want. If I could, I would, trust me,” he grunts with a thick voice that makes me shiver.


My pupils dilate when he says that, and my core heats up. Damn, why does he always do those things? And why do I find it so goddamn attractive?


He steps back a little, putting on a cocky smile as he throws my … his book in the grass. Then he throws the blanket on top of it. Grinning, he takes off his jacket. The lines of his muscles show clearly through the thin fabric of his tank top, and my heart is already beating in my throat just seeing it. His biceps bulge
and for a second I think he’s flexing them.


“C’mon,” he says, rubbing his hands together. “I’m ready for you.”


One of my eyebrows lifts up. “What? In these clothes? I’m not dressed for sparring.”


He snorts. “You won’t be dressed for it when they attack you again either. Now c’mon.” He signals to me with his fingers, lifting his eyebrow only a little to taunt me.


I take a deep breath and place my hands on my waist. He’s gawking at me from a distance, bending through his knees like a professional wrestler. If the look on his face wasn’t so goddamn sexy, I would’ve shaken my head and walked away, but I can’t.


For some reason I’d love nothing more than to tussle with him.


“Well? Are you going to come at me or what?” he says.


Swallowing, I fling my arms and legs to shake some life into them after sitting for so long. I take a deep breath and a good look at him. His tan muscles are already primed, ready to go. He looks like a football player waiting for the ball to be thrown into his hands so he can race off.


“Don’t make me wait … I hate it when girls make me wait.”


I chuckle. “Oh, really? What then? Are you going to kick a wall again or something?”


He muffles a low laugh. “I’ll come after you myself if I have to. And things get rough with me pretty fast.”


There’s some sexual innuendo in there, I’m sure of it. The way he groans makes me want to bite my lip. God, he’s so hot.


Goddammit, I have to stop thinking like that.


No way a guy like him would ever fall for a nerd. He could pick any girl he wants. Who’d want to pick me?


Clearing my throat, I say, “Okay. Here I come.”


After taking a quick breath I bolt toward him. I put all my strength into it, but he still manages to stay upright as I crash into him. He’s like a rock in the ocean, forever unbreakable, and I’m the fish slapping up against it.


I try to tackle him, but instead I’m the one falling on my ass.


“Ouch!”


He laughs, so loud it makes me feel embarrassed. Everyone can hear him.


“Why are you announcing you’re going to attack? That’s like playing right into my hands,” he says, and he holds out his hand.


I grapple him and try to pull him down, but he remains as balanced as ever. Shaking the finger on his free hand, he says, “You think it’s that easy to bring me down?”


“I’ll make it happen. Eventually.”


He chuckles. “I like your spunk.” He takes a few steps back. “Try again.”


I clean the dirt from my legs and bite on my cheek while thinking about a tactic. If I could only get him to move, then I could take him down. I thought he was going to teach me something, but instead I’m charging into him. Not my idea of learning self-defense.


“C’mon. I can take you, Leafy,” he says, biting his lip.


That name he has for me … God, I hate it. Why can’t he just call me by my real name?


I’ve had enough of his provocations. Maybe I’ll just kick him in the balls instead. That’ll show him not to mess with me.


I know it’s below the belt. Literally. But at least I can try to win this way.


God, I’ve changed, too.


I charge forward without warning this time. As I lift my knee he deflects my leg by pushing it down with his free hand. With the other, he grabs my lower arm.


“You’re getting dirty.” He squeezes my wrist, hard, and makes it impossible for me to escape. “I like it,” he murmurs.


With clenched teeth I fight to get loose, but he won’t release me.


“Put a little effort into it,” he says. “Nobody’s going to be nice for you. I’m not either.”


I slam his arm with my free hand, but he still won’t let me go. It’s like he doesn’t feel anything. Nothing. Nothing at all.


Damn, is he some kind of brick wall?


He chuckles. “C’mon, hit me.” At first it sounds like he’s pushing me, but after a while it becomes plain mean. “Hit me!”


“I’m trying!”


“You’re a wuss. A boneless nerd. You can’t fend for yourself. Can’t live in the real world. Not even one day.”


“Shut up!” I gather all my strength and punch him so hard in the gut his stomach retracts, and he takes one step back. His grip on my wrist loosens, and I jerk myself free.


“What the fuck is wrong with you?” I say, my eyes welling up with tears again. “You’re being an asshole, and you know it.”


“Damn, that was a good jab,” he grunts.


“Who cares? You’re a bully.”


He laughs and steps forward. When I try to hit him again, he grabs both my wrists and comes to a halt right in my face. “I’m helping you.”


“Helping me? You’re insulting me, belittling me, and making me feel like a pile of crap.”


“And those guys didn’t?”


“What do they have to do with it?” I snap.


I try to jerk my wrists free, but he won’t let me go.


“Anger helps you fight. It fuels you.” His lips quirk up into a devilish smile. “Guess this is your first time finding out about the power of rage.”


“Whatever.”


“C’mon. You know I didn’t mean any of it. It’s just to get you worked up.”


“Let me go,” I hiss.


“Make me,” he says jokingly.


I’m so pissed, I kick him against the shin so hard I think I’m going to snap bones.


Instead, I break his stance, and he slips. I see him tumble down to the ground, but not before he grabs my leg and pulls me with him.


I squeal as I land right on top of him.


I’m staring into his face, my body resting on his body.


Oh. My. God. I can’t believe this.


I think my heart has stopped beating, because all I hear is his breathing. My body tenses up, feeling his skin against mine. I want nothing more than to press my body
closer to his.


His chest moves against mine each time he inhales, and these few seconds feel like an eternity.


His hand lifts. When it reaches the top of my head, I swear I’ll fall to pieces right here, on top of him.


Something tickles, and then he retreats. In his hand is a leaf, which was probably stuck in my hair. He releases it and lets it drift away with the wind. Then he stares at me, his eyes suddenly showing a little hesitance. His lips are parted and perky, and all I want is to press mine against his.


And then smack him again.


He’s breathing against my chin, and I feel my groin heat up. I’m getting all wired up because of him.


Shit.






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This is a list of songs special to Clarissa Wild, because they really brought life to FIERCE. You might enjoy listening to them. Especially the ones by Muse, which have their own special place in this book. :)

 

"Iris" by Goo Goo Dolls

"Skyscraper" by Demi Lovato

"Wonderwall" by Oasis

"The Reason" by Hoobastank

"The Fighter" by Gym Class Heroes ft. Ryan Tedder

"Uprising" by Muse

"Supermassive Black Hole" by Muse

"Radioactive" by Imagine Dragons

"Demons" by Imagine Dragons

"Holding on and letting go" by Ross Copperman

"Hold Me Now" by Red

"All I Ever Wanted" by John Tyree

"Wherever You Will Go" by The Calling

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:


Clarissa Wild is the erotic romance author of the Blissful Series,
The Billionaire's Bet series, the Doing It Series and the Enflamed
Series. She is an avid reader and writer of sexy stories about hot men
and feisty women. Her other loves include her furry cat friend and
learning about different cultures. In her free time she enjoys watching
all sorts of movies, reading tons of books and cooking her favorite
meals.

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GIVEAWAY!!!!!







Searching for Tomorrow by Kathryn M. Crane







Title: Searching for Tomorrow


Author: Kathryn M. Crane


Genre: Contemporary Romance/ Young Adult


Publication Date: October 21, 2013









Some people are blessed to find that one certain person who completes them.



Wrynn’s yesterdays were what others only dream of having. She and Tripp were the best of friends before they even thought about love. They had the fairy tale life where ‘like’ turns into ‘love’, and ‘love’ becomes ‘happily ever after’.



What happens when life conspires against you, and snatches your soul mate from your arms?



…only her forever love ended much too soon.



Broken beyond her own ability to repair, Wrynn boxes up her grief and attempts to raise her three girls the best she can on her own. As time slowly passes, Wrynn relives her life with Tripp while struggling most days to get out of bed. She is reminded of him at every turn.



How do you set your grief and anguish aside? How do you pick up the shattered pieces, put those pieces back together again, and try to move on?



Wrynn tries to find the joy in life every single day through her daughters, family, and friends. Her twin brother Liam has dedicated himself to helping Wrynn put her life back together after losing his own love. On the other hand, her mother-in-law lives to torment her at every turn. Wrynn can't even find a chance to breathe, much less a desire to somehow search for her tomorrow.






























Kathryn is a simple country girl who likes to spend time with her hubba, hunka hubby, her three kids and her friends. She loves to cook and really loves to eat! During the spring and summer, you will more than likely find her outside puttering around in her garden. When the veggies start coming in, she will probably be sweating over a hot canner in the kitchen, canning all the goodies she is blessed with. Kathryn likes to hike and go camping, and as a Girl Scout leader, she gets to do this pretty often! On cold winter nights, you will probably find her wrapped in a warm blanket, lost in a good book, while sitting in her rocking chair on the front porch!



Kathryn was born and raised in North Carolina, and while she loves to travel, she can't imagine ever leaving the mountains that she has come to call home. Not a day goes by that Kathryn doesn't thank God for abundantly blessing her. He has been so good to her, and she is very grateful. She holds Jeremiah 29:11 very close to her heart and believes it with every fiber of her being. "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."



Kathryn loves flip flops, chocolate, sweet tea and dirt between her toes. As far back as she can remember, she's had a book in her hand. Reading has carried her to places she will never go. It has introduced her to people that she will never meet. When life is great and when it is rough, she's always been able to find a book to carry her through. She finally decided to write down some of the stories in her head (yes, be scared) and heart after dawdling around and wasting years dreaming. She hopes you enjoy reading those stories as much as she loves writing them!

































 You receive one entry for every book purchase (must forward order confirmation to authorkatiemac@ymail.com




You can also get an entry if you leave a review for the book on Amazon, Goodreads,etc (again must forward proof to authorkatiemac@ymail.com





The grand prize will be a Kindle, however the only way the Kindle will be given away is if there are 100 reviews or purchases sent in.