segunda-feira, 8 de dezembro de 2014

*Excerpt Reveal* Ripped (Real #5) by Katy Evans @authorkatyevans @RSofRomance




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The big dose of reality hits me when I wake up and he is sprawled, in all his muscular glory, across my hotel bed. It takes a second for me to remember that I, uh... I let Mackenna stay over?

I groan and slap my palm against my forehead. Fuck. Why why why does he weaken my willpower? The mattress squeaks as he shifts in bed, one arm reaching out as he groans in his sleep and seems to search for me. I roll away quickly and watch his hand settle on a pillow.

"Mackenna," I say, toeing his side with my foot. "Mackenna!" I hiss.

He rolls around and sits up, and thank god the covers are halfway around his waist, because if I see one more inch of bare flesh I might explode from the heat spreading through me. I feel myself blush even deeper when his muscles bulge as he pushes himself up with his arms. His eyes adorably heavy, he blinks to adjust to the light, his mouth as perfect and generous as it was yesterday. And then he looks at me. That gaze is softer silver in the morning, not as sharp or as intimidating, almost... intimate when he sees me. Glimmering playfully.

And too late, I realize why he's fucking grinning. My T-shirt got caught on the waistband of my panties. And he's taking me in, in one quick sweep. "Well, fuck, someone woke hungry this morning," he says, his voice bedroom sleepy as he looks at me, and I grab the pillow to cover myself.

"I'm not hungry," I say.

"I was talking about me. Come over here."

"No, Mackenna! Come on. Get out of my room already. I told you to leave!"

He grins and gets up, and I toss the pillow and flush as I pull down my T-shirt while he heads to the bathroom. It only takes him a minute to come out. Not enough to comb all my fingers through the tangles in my hair. If I were into that and cared what the asshole thought. Which I don't.

His eyes run up the length of my legs, continue from the hem of my T-shirt to my neck, then land on my head. "Leave your hair, it looks all right," he says huskily, stopping to loom before me.

Heat flows through my body as he looks down at me with blatant need. What is wrong with him? With us?

"Nothing's wrong," he murmurs.

"I said that out loud?" I groan.

"You've been... vocal, all night. I like it."

God. I dreamed. I dreamed... I'm not even sure what. I dreamed about the closet again. I dreamed we were in bed. I dreamed he tried to kiss me, and when I turned away, he set a thousand shivery kisses up and down my neck.

The memory makes me flush cherry red. Did that happen during the night? By the intimate way he looks at me, I think he wanted inside me real bad. I didn't let him, thank god. He fingers the collar of my tee, then watches me as he slowly drags his finger up my neck, his thumb caressing my bottom and top lip. Even though his hold is loose and he’s not physically holding me down, I feel trapped. His gaze alone holds me motionless.

He used to look at me with this same proprietary gleam when he was my boyfriend. My secret boyfriend, who nobody knew about.... except me. I guess, in the end, my mom knew.

But while the secret lasted, we hid in the janitor's closet in school and made out until I could hardly walk, my legs unsteady as I headed for class with his taste in my mouth, the scent of his soap clinging to my clothes.

I'm fighting the urge to smell his neck now. It's a war to just stand here motionless, tracing every inch of his masculine face with my eyes when I want my fingers to do the same. The years become nothing.

The hum between us is just like in the old days, when I was the center of his galaxy. When the girls in school would stare longingly at him when he walked past my locker, having eyes only for me. Sometimes, when the halls were vacant enough, he quickly leaned over me and kissed the back of my ear and every part of my body, from my toes up to the back of my ear. I'd grow hot, and the place between my legs would start pulsing.

Too easily I remember coming home and squealing.

Me — squealing.

I would play love songs, only to replay the words he said to me and the ways he touched me. I would shower, eat, and sleep Mackenna Jones...

But deep down, my mother's bitterness and my father's infidelity poisoned me. I kept all these feelings to myself — kept them from my mother so she wouldn't take Mackenna from me. But because I didn't want to lose him, because I feared it wasn't real, I also kept my feelings from him, and now I'm used to saying nothing. Keeping it bottled up.

Why do I feel like I'm about to burst now?

"Don't, Kenna," I say when he uses his thumb to open my lips. He stands dangerously close — his height, his breadth, his size, his do-me-now-woman sex appeal intimidating the hell out of me.

He grins wickedly and strokes a hand over my hip.

"Why not?"

"Because it's not going to happen," I say breathlessly.

"Yeah, it will." His smirk says, It definitely will.

He pats my butt slowly, and the familiar way he brushes his lips over mine brings my temper to a boil. Who does he think he is? Does he think because we made out by mistake he gets to play my boyfriend? When I growl and slap his hand away, he chuckles and heads back to the bathroom.

Soon I hear the shower, the sound of the water slapping his delicious man-flesh. Then I hear him hum a tune, a tune I've never heard before. My chest moves when I remember he used to do that when we were teens. God, no, stop thinking of those moments. It hurts. Truly it does. Think of the bad ones. When he left. When he left me on my own after making me need him and believe I couldn't live without him.

Refusing to get all sappy with memories, I grab my phone and think of Melanie.

She's probably at the office, missing the delightfully bitter morning company that is me.

I quickly text, I kissed him

Every second I wait for her answer, I feel worse and worse, not only about the closet incident but also about falling asleep with him around. When I woke up, the bastard was almost spooning me.

Melanie: What?

Me: I kissed the bastard! He spent the night. Oh god!!!!! This is suicide!

Melanie: Why? Was he into it? You know what they say about where there was once fire...

Me: He was into the kissing, into using me for his selfish reasons and I was selfish too.

Melanie: So what's the problem?

Me: The problem is he's going to think he WON!

And he will. He really, really will, because he's so full of himself I'm surprised he fits inside this building.









Ripped
Real #5
by
Katy Evans

Release Date: December 9, 2014

Genre: Contemporary Romance




*** Synopsis ***


A ripped rock star with attitude. An ex-girlfriend with a reckless plan.

Pandora assumed getting her heartbroken by her bad boy ex could only happen once - until Mackenna Jones comes back to town for the biggest concert of his career. They say girls are getting pregnant just thinking about the Crack Bikini tour and it's destined to be a huge hit.

Oh, it'll be a hit alright - when Pandora comes out swinging. She and her friend Melanie are determined to humiliate him onstage. But when they're caught by security and her ex is summoned, Mackenna decides not to press charges if she'll join him on tour and follow certain conditions - rules designed to give him the upper hand and keep her in close contact with him once again. Soon, the passion they once shared is reignited, and no matter how much Pandora wants to hate him, her hard exterior starts to crack.

And worse: Mackenna knows it, too. But he hasn't uncovered all her secrets...






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*** About the Author ***


Hey! I'm Katy Evans and I love family, books, life, and love. I'm married with two children and three dogs and spend my time baking, walking, writing, reading, and taking care of my family. Thank you for spending your time with me and picking up my story. I hope you had an amazing time with it, like I did. If you’d like to know more about books in progress, look me up on the Internet, I'd love to hear from you!



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*Cover Reveal* Contracted Love by Jessica Wood @jesswoodauthor



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Contracted Love
by
Jessica Wood

Release Date: 2015




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We met in the dark, had sex by mistake, and married each other to hide a secret.

We both agreed it'd be a marriage of convenience, to fix the mess we had gotten ourselves in the day we met. But when it was time to get an annulment, my feelings had changed. I wanted more, but did he?



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Jessica Wood writes contemporary romance novels.

While she has lived in countless cities throughout the U.S., her heart belongs to San Francisco. To her, there's something seductively romantic about the Golden Gate Bridge, the steep rolling hills of the city streets, the cable cars, and the Victorian-style architecture.

She loves a strong, masculine man with a witty personality. While she is headstrong and extremely independent, she can’t resist a man who takes control of the relationship, both outside and inside of the bedroom. ;)

She loves to travel internationally, and tries to plan a yearly trip abroad. She also loves to cook and bake, and — to the benefit of her friends — she loves to share. She also enjoys ceramics and being creative with her hands. She has a weakness for good (maybe bad) TV shows; she's up-to-date on over 25 current shows, and no, that wasn't a joke.

And it goes without saying, she loves books — they're like old and dear friends who have always been there to make her laugh and make her cry.

The one thing she wishes she had more of, is time.



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*Promo* Stranded from All I Want Winther Anthology by J.M Darhower, L.P. Dover, Jennifer Foor, HJ Harley, BJ Harvey, Heidi McLaughlin, K.A. Robinson, S.L. Scott, & Tijan @InkSlingerPR




These 9 fabulous bestselling authors are giving you 9 HOT novellas to brighten your December.



All I Want
by
J.M Darhower, L.P. Dover, Jennifer Foor
HJ Harley, BJ Harvey, Heidi McLaughlin
K.A. Robinson, S.L. Scott, Tijan

Release Date: December 13th, 2014




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Snowflakes & Fire Escapes by J.M Darhower

Cody Moran and Gracie Callaghan wanted nothing more than to escape the life they'd been born into, but it's the kind of life that doesn't like to let go. A story of love and heartache spanning the streets of Hell's Kitchen to far, far away, where it doesn't snow.



Winter Kiss: Ryley and Ash by L.P. Dover

Now that his time for revenge is over, Ryley wants to make the season special for the woman he loves. Not only will you hear the sound of Christmas bells during the holiday, but maybe another type of bell followed by the pitter patter of little feet.



A Merry Mitchell Affair by Jennifer Foor

Come join the entire Mitchell clan for a very merry Christmas and a surprise wedding.



Hit or Mistletoe by HJ Harley

London and her twin brother Trent are headed home for the holidays. This year Trent has brought home his hockey teammate and friend Pratt Montgomery. Who if wasn't for Trent, would have spent them alone. London is convinced Pratt is just another beer drinking jock, until she sees a completely different side of him when he opens up to her.



Stranded by BJ Harvey

Stranded in Chicago just two days before the holidays, Porter Daniels and Harlow Wilson have to clear the air. Can they finally stop circling each other and get what they really want for Christmas?



12 Days of Forever (A Beaumont Novella) by Heidi McLaughlin

The Christmas trees are trimmed and the bells are ringing. For one lucky couple in Beaumont, Christmas has a whole new meaning.



Adam (A Torn Series Novella)by K.A. Robinson

In Tamed, you heard Amber's side of the story. Now, it's Adam's turn. What happened after Tamed? What was going through Adam's mind in key scenes of Tamed? It's time Adam had his say.



Lost in Translation by S.L. Scott

When two opposites attract in Paris, can the language of love bring them together or will they be Lost in Translation?



Fighter by Tijan

Jax Cutler is one bail jumper Dale doesn't want to help her family catch, but he soon becomes the one she can't let go.



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I see a flash of dirty blond hair in my peripheral vision and turn to see Porter's beaming whiter-than-white smile shining down on me. "Har, you've just made my already fantastic day even better."

"Sweet talker," I say jokingly, grinning up at him. "I'm the last minute ring-in by the man who must be obeyed." Shrugging, I look back down at my paperwork and feel the couch I'm sitting on shift as Porter takes a seat beside me. "Can you believe this? Last flight before the holidays and we have the biggest douche man-whore on the West Coast as our passenger."

"And here was I thinking that's what you thought about me," he whispers in my ear, so close I can feel his warm breath fan across my skin, leaving ripples of goose bumps in its wake.

I gasp before turning to face the former - okay maybe still current - object of my desire. My eyes go wide at the abrupt change in his behavior toward me. Porter has always been a joker, but he's never been as overt as he's being right now. "What? You? No... Say what now?"

He starts laughing, standing up and giving my shoulder a gentle squeeze. "Just playing around, Harlow." I see his face suddenly look serious, his brows narrowing as if he's consumed with thought. "I hope you don't believe everything you hear, though. Just saying."






*Trailer Reveal* Chasing The Tide (Reclaiming The Sand #2) by A. Meredith Walters @AuthorAMWalters @InkSlingerPR









Chasing The Tide
Reclaiming The Sand #2
by
A. Meredith Walters

Release Date: December 16th 2014




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***The powerful continuation of the story that began in Reclaiming the Sand - a tale of love and forgiveness and learning to over come a past that has come to define you.***

Bully and Victim

Friend and Lover

Past and Future

Ellie McCallum and Flynn Hendrick's story was as painful as it was devastating. But they were able to find within each other an unlikely yet beautiful love. Despite the obstacles that tried to keep them apart.

And together they rose out of the ashes of their tragic history.

Now years after their life changing reunion Ellie is back in Wellston, having just graduated from college and ready to start her future with the man who taught her how to love. However, returning to a town that held so much bitterness and anger was the last place she wanted to start over.

But for Flynn, who is now an art professor at the community college and firmly rooted in the place that gave them their beginning, she'd do just about anything.

Yet it's difficult building a life when you've only just learned how to live.

And love, no matter how strong, doesn't always conquer all.

Ellie and Flynn must learn how far they are willing to go to stay together. Or whether the ghosts of the past will consume them both.

Because finding a happily ever after is harder than it seems. Particularly when you’re fighting against the one thing that could destroy you.


Yourself.






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Reclaiming The Sand
Reclaiming The Shand #1




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From the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author of Find You in the Dark and Bad Rep comes a story of forgiveness, redemption and finding love in the most unlikely of places.

*THIS IS A STANDALONE WITH NO CLIFFHANGER!*

Bully and victim.
Tormenter and tormented.
Villain and hero.

Ellie McCallum was a bully. No connection to anyone or anything. A sad and lonely existence for a young woman who had come to expect nothing more for herself. Her only happiness coming from making others miserable.
Particularly Freaky Flynn.

Flynn Hendrick lived a life completely disconnected even as he struggled to become something more than that boy with Asperger's. He was taunted and teased, bearing the brunt of systematic and calculated cruelty, ultimately culminating in a catastrophic turn of events that brought Ellie and Flynn’s worlds crashing down.
But then Flynn and Ellie grew up.
And moved on.
Until years later when their paths unexpectedly cross again and the bully and the freak are face to face once more.
When labels come to define you, finding yourself feels impossible. Particularly for two people disconnected from the world who inexplicably find a connection in each other.
And out of the wreckage of their tragic beginnings, an unlikely love story unfolds.
But a painful past doesn’t always want to let go. And old wounds are never truly healed... and sometimes the further you try to run from yourself the closer you come to who you really are.



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The New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of Contemporary and Paranormal romance including the Find You in the Dark and Bad Rep series as well as the upcoming stand alone romance, Reclaiming the Sand, and a dark new adult series for Gallery Books.

A. Meredith spent ten years as a counselor for at risk teens and children. First working at a Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault program and then later a program for children with severe emotional and mental health issues. Her former clients and their stories continue to influence every aspect of her writing.

When not writing (or being tortured with all manner of beauty products at the hand of her very imaginative and extremely girly daughter), she is eating chocolate, watching reality television that could rot your brain and reading a smutty novel or two.

A. Meredith is represented by Michelle Johnson with the Inklings Literary Agency.



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