quinta-feira, 18 de junho de 2015

♡ Blog Tour + #Giveaway ♡ Never to Hope by Aimie Grey @aimiegrey @BookEnthuPromo




Never to Hope
by
Aimie Grey

Genre: Contemporary Romance

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As the daughter of addicts, Alissa Ross is determined to break the cycle for herself and others like her. After years of following a set of carefully laid plans and working a demeaning job to save enough money, her lifelong goal of attending law school is almost within reach.

Alissa believed that love was out of the question for her…that is until the day Carter Smith moves in to her apartment building. From their first meeting, there's an undeniable connection between them, and Alissa slowly begins to trust that it's okay to hope for happiness in her life. For once everything is looking up, but as she has learned all too well, when something seems too good to be true, it usually is.

Will Alissa be able to trust the man who has everything to gain from destroying the only thing she's ever wanted, or will she accept it is better never to hope?








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PROLOGUE

Six Years Ago

The cold tile floor on which I sat sent chills through the thin material of my robe to my nearly bare skin, and the cinderblock walls holding me upright were as unforgiving as my conscience. My body was tucked tightly into the corner, and my knees were covered with black streaks from running mascara as I hid my face against them and sobbed.

Over the years my body had been at the mercy of what others wanted, but I had survived, and I'd taken back control over what happened to me. For the first time, I'd used my body to benefit myself instead of my family, and the rush felt... good.

The power I'd experienced the first night was an incredible high — as if I'd given the universe a giant "fuck you". I couldn't quite reconcile the emotional pleasure I felt that night with my painful sexual history. All I knew was that I got to call the shots. I got to choose who and what I did. The power was in my hands.

The second night, however, was much harder, and the third was nearly unbearable... and now here I was huddled in a corner, crying. I wouldn't — couldn't — give up, though.

"Hey, are you all right?" A pair of smooth, shapely legs came into view when I lifted my watery gaze. "Pretty new here, huh?"

Nodding, I did my best to dry my cheeks and then swiped my forearm beneath my runny nose.

"What's your name?" she asked as she crouched down to my level.

"Alissa," I replied quietly.

"No, it's not," she said in a firm voice. "Not here, anyway. The first rule of survival is anonymity." She paused for a moment, as if working something out in her mind. "From now on, every time you step through those doors, your name will be Lisa."

"Lisa..." I repeated hesitantly, testing the name on my lips.

"I'm Veronica, by the way, but the clients know me as Vicki. How did you make out tonight?"

"Not very well," I admitted. The money was better than waitressing but nowhere near what I'd been told to expect.

"You'll need a new look to go with your new name. I've worked here long enough to know what the customers want. My sister owns the little beauty shop a couple of blocks over on Bridgeview. Meet me there tomorrow at noon, and we'll get started."

"Why are you being so nice to me?"

"Because someone helped me when I was sitting in that corner. You aren't the first, and you won't be the last. Someday, you'll have an opportunity to pay it forward."














Never to Keep






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Aimie Grey didn't read a single book until she was in her early thirties. One fateful day, her friend decided to put an end to the madness and shoved a steamy romance novel under Aimie's nose. After being forced to read one of "those" scenes, Aimie went home and bought the book, and the next one, and the one after that. In the two years since, Aimie has read close to four hundred books. Somewhere along the way, she became frustrated with reading repetitive stories revolving around the experienced man seducing the still virginal woman. Aimie decided to take matters into her own hands and wrote her debut full length romance novel Never to Keep.

In addition to her day job as an IT system administrator, and her new evening gig as a writer, Aimie's primary role in life is wife and mother. Aimie lives in the Midwest with her husband and two teenage daughters.




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♡ Excerpt Reveal ♡ Up in Smoke (Crossing the Line #2) by Tessa Bailey @mstessabailey @RSofRomance





She stood behind him now with her lips parted and cheeks flushed, watching him stroke himself off like a hormonal teenager. It shouldn't have made him hotter, not when he didn't fully understand the problems she obviously had knocking around inside her beautiful head. He should stop now and make her explain, tell her she couldn't touch him anymore until he knew what she was going through. But there wasn't any turning back. Not right now, not with his cock heavy in his hand, ready to erupt.

In the mirror, he could see her fingers smoothing against each other, as if she were imagining what it would feel like to replace his hand with her own.

Jesus. He liked having her watch. If her expression had been any different, it might have been another story. The look of wonder, the renewal of arousal that transformed her as she came slowly closer, had him clenching his teeth to prolong the moment. Fuck, though, it hurt. The front of her panties were wet from riding him until she came. Her flat stomach peeked out under the edge of her shirt, reminding him once again how crazy he was to yank it up and see what she hid underneath. At the same time, she looked like an innocent who'd stumbled upon something very, very bad happening and God, it made him want to corrupt her even more. Sick. I'm sick. His balls drew up tight... the tingling began at the base of his spine...

"You should leave," Connor grated, squeezing his eyes closed. Christ, any minute now... he couldn't wait any longer. Looking at her, knowing he couldn't touch her, was killing him. At the same time, his mind was projecting images in a desperate attempt to send him over the edge and find relief. Erin straddling his face, hands cuffed behind her back. Erin's eyes going blind, ankles around her ears, as drove into her like a madman. "Go, Erin."

He didn't hear her move. One second she was standing at the door, the next she was standing on the rim of his bathtub, just beside his left shoulder. Closer. Her tits were eye level and it took every ounce of self-control inside him not to suck them into his mouth, right through her T-shirt. A tiny moan dropped from her lips as she leaned close, watching his hand work his stiff cock. She placed her open lips on his neck and dragged them higher, where she licked at his ear.

"What are you doing?" he demanded. Do it again.

"What feels right," she whispered, stroking his fingers over his chest. "Tell me what you're thinking about. Is it me?"

"Of course," he shouted. "You don't want to know any more than that."

"Yes, I do." She lightly scraped her fingernails down his back, and he growled. "I want to know what I'm missing out on. Tell me."








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Meet Ex- Navy Seal Connor in this unconventional romance!



Up in Smoke
Crossing the Line #2
by
Tessa Bailey

Release Date: June 23rd 2015





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Never start a fire you can't control...

Connor Bannon is supposed to be dead. Dishonorably discharged from the Navy SEALs, he's spent the last two years working as a street enforcer in Brooklyn for his cousin's crime ring. Through a twist of fate, he's now in Chicago, working undercover to bust criminals. But when a cute little arsonist joins the team-all combat boots, tiny jean shorts, and hot-pink hair-Connor's notorious iron control slips.

Erin "she's getting away" O'Dea knows two things. She hates authority. And... Nope, that's it. When she's forced to operate on the "right" side of the law, her fear of being confined and controlled blazes to the surface. The last thing she expects is a control freak like Connor to soothe her when she needs it most. Worse, something behind the sexy ex-soldier's eyes ignites a dangerous inferno of desire. One that invites Erin to play with fire. And one that could get them both killed...










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Thank you for your interest in my books! I'm Tessa and I live in the crazy, loud, overcrowded borough of Brooklyn, New York. I love it here. This city is a constant source of inspiration, which is why I've decided to set my most recent books in the Line of Duty Series here.

I moved to New York when I was eighteen, the day after I graduated high school. Threw my suitcase in the back of a Chevrolet Cavalier and drove across the country to find my adventure. I'm still finding it, little by little.Thank you for being a part of it.



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♡ Release Blitz ♡ Step F*#k by Scarlett Ward @scarlettward_1 @RSofRomance




Meet Jai in this sexy stepbrother romance!

NOW AVAILABLE for ONLY $0.99!



Step F*#k
by
Scarlett Ward

Release Date: June 18, 2015





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That's all I did. A few too many glasses of wine with my best friend and the bitch convinced me to go on one of those dating websites.

A one-night stand.

A booty call.

And you know what? It.was.amazing.

I spent all night in a sexy stranger's arms, hot and sweaty, until it was time to sneak out and do the walk of shame back to my apartment.

I never thought I'd see sexy stranger again, and I was totally fine with that - until my mother's wedding.

She's getting remarried, see. And sexy stranger just happens to be my new stepbrother.

All the wine in the world isn't going to make this better.










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He brings his hand up and starts to touch my hip but I slap his arm away.

"Don't touch me!"

He looks at me intensely. "You know you want me to." His voice is low, a cross between a whisper and a growl. "You know you'd like nothing more than for me to take you right here, rip that tiny fucking dress off of you, and fuck you senseless. You know you want that. And so do I."





I'm reaching for a napkin when I see that Jai is on the other side of the table, helping himself to a generous portion of the oysters.

"You know what they say about oysters," he says. I pretend I didn't hear him, but when I look over, he's staring right at me.

"What?" I hiss. "You think you're being clever? You think you’re going to impress me with that totally unoriginal line, like I've never heard that oysters are an aphrodisiac? That's not why I took some — I happen to like how they taste very much and as a poor college student, I can«t afford to eat like this!"

He's still staring. At my chest. Then the smirk returns. "Might want to pull up that dress, Janet Jackson."

"What?" I look down. My left breast has completely popped out of the top of the dress, my nipple there on full display for anyone who happens to be looking. "Shit!" I try to stuff myself back in the dress, dropping the plate of salad and oysters in the process. "Fuck!"

"You know, they've got things you can paste on in these sorts of situations." He reaches over and picks up the wayward oysters and puts them back on my plate.

"I'm not eating those," I say. "I need to talk to you."

I wriggle my shoulders and try to get myself as secure in the dress as I can before I hurry around to the other side of the buffet table. "I need to talk to you over here." We go to the back of the restaurant, near the hallway to the bathroom, and I strategically place myself behind one of the columns that keeps us partially obscured from the rest of the restaurant.

"Imagine meeting you here," Jai says, a slow grin spreading across his face. "I really had no idea. No idea at all. I knew I was going to be getting some stepsisters out of this blessed union, but I really had no clue—"

"Are you fucking kidding me? You expect me to believe that? You're a fucking dog. A total fucking asshole."

"I really do like the scarf. And the dress, too. You should've left the tit out. You've got great tits, you know."

"I do NOT want to talk about my tits!"

"That's certainly not the tune you were singing last night."

"Do you realize how not funny this is? What a complete disaster this is? OUR PARENTS ARE GETTING MARRIED. That means we're going to be brother and sister."

"Step brother and sister. There's a difference, darling."





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Scarlett Ward is a yoga-loving, coffee-drinking writer who finally took the plunge and wrote her first book. Her own stepbrother wasn't remotely good-looking, but the one she dreamed up for Step F*@k is absolutely DIVINE.

Scarlett hates long walks on the beach. That shit is hard. She prefers laying out by the pool with her laptop, writing her next story while working on her tan.



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♡ Release Blitz ♡ Relinquish by M.N. Forgy @m_n_forgy @RSofRomance




Are you ready to meet Landon Blackwell?

RELINQUISH IS NOW AVAILABLE!
**Can be read as a stand alone**



Relinquish
by
M.N. Forgy

Release Date: June 17th





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***WARNING*** This novel contains explicit language, sex, drugs, violence, and sexual situations that some might find offensive. This book is intended for adults 18+ years of age.

In my world, there is no such thing as love. It is just a lie we whisper into our client's ear. Love is foreign and hazardous. What I did not expect was to bare my soul to a man who is as egotistical as he is dangerous.

His name is Landon. Despite his blackened soul, he tried to save me, but what he didn't expect was my torturous fate to catch up with me.
To your father, I'm the escort.
To your mother, I'm the whore.
To the legal system, I'm the prostitute.
In the end, I'm just the other woman.
I have no idea if I will continue to survive, if I will ever find my path aside from the gritty streets I know so well. There is a good chance I will wind up in the ditch like most women in my position. Surrendering to my fate is the only choice I have. I must relinquish it all.










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"What do you think you're doing?" I question, my words muffled from arousal. He doesn't respond, just caresses his lips along the sensitive skin of my neck seductively, causing my head to loll to the side. A rush of desire races through my chest, and my breathing picks up.

"We can't, remember? You're my pimp, and I'm you're escort. Rules," I whimper, reminding him of his words from last night.

He growls, the sound of his teeth grating. "Don't ever call me that," he rasps into my ear. The heat of his breath causes me to moan. He turns me around and picks me up, his fingers digging into my dress-cladded thighs.

"What if you're not my escort right now? No rules," he breathes heavily, placing me down on his desk.

"Like, pretending?" I question, digging my heels into his ass, pushing him closer.

"Exactly," he whispers, brushing my hair from my face. "Just two normal people."

"How do normal couples meet? What do ordinary people do when they're together?" I murmur, not having the first clue how a normal couple does things. Landon slides his hands up each of my thighs, pushing my dress up quickly, revealing my smooth legs and thighs.

"We met on a golf course. I asked you out on a date," he mutters, his words drawn out and heavy with his harsh breathing as I undo his pants.

"I don't sleep with a guy until date number three," I inform him, my hands fisting his hard cock and pulling it free. My mouth parts when I see it. I forgot how big, how thick it is. He hisses through his teeth as I slide my fingers along his shaft.

"Two, because you couldn«t resist me when I bought you some stupid necklace my shitty-paying job paid for," he grunts. His hand dips below my dress and pulls my thong to the side, swiping a finger between my wetness, causing me to buck against his hand with an uncontrollable urge.





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M.N. Forgy was raised in Missouri where she still lives with her family. She's a soccer mom by day and a saucy writer by night. M.N. Forgy started writing at a young age but never took it seriously until years later, as a stay-at-home mom, she opened her laptop and started writing again. As a role model for her children, she felt she couldn't live with the "what if" anymore and finally took a chance on her character's story. So, with her glass of wine in hand and a stray Barbie sharing her seat, she continues to create and please her fans.



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