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♡ Excerpt & Teaser Tour‏ + #Giveaway ♡ Drowning to Breathe (Bleeding Stars #2) by A.L. Jackson @aljacksonauthor @InkSlingerPR




Drowning to Breathe
Bleeding Stars #2
by
A.L. Jackson





✾ Synopsis ✾


The danger in pretending is it becoming real...

Sebastian Stone, Sunder front man and guitarist with a rap sheet about ten miles long, escaped to Savannah, Georgia, to get away from the trouble he'd caused.

Not find more of it.

The moment he saw Shea Bentley, he saw beneath all her sweet and innocence to something that went deeper.

Darker.

Their relationship was built on secrets; their love built on lies.

Sebastian never imagined how deep her secrets went.

When the past and present collide, Sebastian and Shea find themselves fighting for a future neither believed they deserved. Their passion is consuming and their need unending.

Now, holding the truth in his hands, Sebastian is faced with sacrificing everything he's come to love to protect Shea and his family.

Two pasts intertwined.

Two lives bound.

Will their demons drown them or will Shea and Sebastian finally learn to breathe?












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My brow pinched, because this fucking hurt. Hurt that Shea had been resisting confiding in me because of who I was. A fucking loose cannon. Someone prone to violence. And there it was, right beneath the surface, fire flaming and licking and begging for release.

My voice was tight. "Made you a promise I'd protect you, Shea. Live for you. And that's exactly what I'm gonna do. You and Kallie? You're my life. My everything. And I will do anything... give up anything... to make sure you two are together. I won't let him win."

She brushed the back of her hand over the wetness on her cheeks. "He will do anything to break us apart... to separate us. He knows we're weaker alone. All his words about taking us down at the same time?"

Her head shook with bitterness and hate, something so foreign on my girl's face, but I saw it there — the atrocities he'd committed — the things she still kept inside.

The scars she wore on her heart while I wore mine on my skin.

"It's a tactic. A ploy. He thinks he can fill us with threats. Convince our subconscious into believing together we0re easy targets. But, no." Her eyes drew together as she refuted the idea, as she spilled her own belief. "He's a coward. A coward. Someone who allows others to carry out his crimes and then lords it over them as if he is the one exerting control."

That brave chin quivered. "I gave him my submission for so long, and I refuse to ever be that girl again. I was her, Sebastian. I was weak."

Strength filled the profession. "But I'm not weak anymore. And I'm even stronger with you by my side."

Raw.

Bold.

Courageous.

"Promise me you won't let him provoke you, Sebastian. He knows exactly how to ruin people. He finds their weaknesses. He knows Kallie is mine. And he knows the two of us are yours."

I swallowed hard. "I promise, baby."

I promise.








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✾ Synopsis ✾


He wanted nothing at all...

Until he found she had everything to give...

Sunder lead singer and guitarist Sebastian Stone has everything — fans, fame, and fortune. He also has a heart full of bitterness and a reputation for a short-fused temper. But an outward reputation rarely reveals the true man inside. Facing assault charges after trying to protect his younger brother, Sebastian is sent to Savannah, Georgia to lie low until the dust settles in L.A.

Shea Bentley is beautiful, kind, and hiding from the very lifestyle Sebastian has always embraced.

When the mysterious, tattooed stranger begins hanging out at the bar where she works, Shea is quick to recognize he is nothing but trouble, but she's helpless to the way her body lights up every time his intense gray eyes tangle with hers.

They both soon find themselves drowning in a sea of desire and passion that won't let them up for air.

Sebastian knows firsthand secrets never die, and he's not the only one who's hiding them.

Loving someone always comes with a price. But will it be Shea's past that costs them everything?










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✿ The Author ✿


A.L. Jackson is the New York Times bestselling author of contemporary and new adult romance.

She first found a love for writing during her days as a young mother and college student. She filled the journals she carried with short stories and poems used as an emotional outlet for the difficulties and joys she found in day-to-day life.

Years later, she shared a short story she'd been working on with her two closest friends and, with their encouragement, this story became her first full length novel. A.L. now spends her days writing in Southern Arizona where she lives with her husband and three children. Her favorite pastime is spending time with the ones she loves.

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♡ Cover Reveal ♡ Bad, Wicked, Twisted: A Briarcrest Academy Box Set by Ilsa Madden-Mills @ilsamaddenmills @RSofRomance



♡ Cover Reveal ♡



Ilsa Madden - Mills has revealed the cover to Bad Wicked Twisted: A Briarcrest Academy Box Set!

FOUR red-hot stories about the bad, wicked and twisted characters of Briarcrest Academy, featuring a dirty-talking gym owner, a football player, a sexy rock star, and a British bad boy.



Bad, Wicked, Twisted:
A Briarcrest Academy Box Set
Briarcrest Academy #1-3
by
Ilsa Madden-Mills

Release Date: September 20th, 2015

Book Cover Designer: Sommer Stein (Perfect Pear Creative)





✾ Synopsis ✾


VERY BAD THINGS (Amazon Top 5 Book and #1 in New Adult and College Age Romance)

Leaving behind her mansion and Jimmy Choos, Nora Blakely becomes a girl hell-bent on pushing the limits with alcohol, drugs, and meaningless sex.

Then she meets her soulmate, but he doesn't want her.

Sexy gym owner Leo Tate has one rule: never fall in love... until Nora shows up with her list of bad things. He resists the pull of their sizzling connection, hung up on their age difference.

Welcome to Briarcrest Academy, where the best things in life are VERY BAD THINGS.


VERY WICKED BEGINNINGS (Prequel Novella: Amazon Top 100 Book and #1 in Urban Fiction)

When wicked ballerina Dovey Beckham meets football star Cuba Hudson, she didn't plan on having her heart shattered into a million pieces. He's the bad boy with a dark past and when he falls for Dovey, he knows she can't be part of his future.

Welcome to VERY WICKED BEGINNGINGS.


VERY WICKED THINGS (Amazon Top 100 Book and #1 in Urban Fiction)

Dovey Beckham is a ballerina from the wrong side of the tracks with a scholarship to prestigious Briarcrest Academy. She gives her body but never her heart. Cuba "Hollywood" Hudson is a wealthy football player with fast cars and even faster girlfriends.

Until the day he meets her, and she offers him something he's never tasted: true love.

Their passion is electric, their connection deep, but once in a lifetime kind of love doesn't come easy, especially when dirty money, past sins, and old flames come calling.

Welcome to Briarcrest Academy... where the best things in life are Very Wicked Things.


VERY TWISTED THINGS (Amazon Top 100 and #1 Urban Fiction)

Violet St. Johns is a talented violinist hiding out in a Hollywood mansion, struggling to forget the devastation of her parent's sudden death.

Vital Rejects front man Sebastian Tate never imagined his music video would go viral, skyrocketing him to instant fame. Okay, maybe he did. He's a cocky dude, and he knew his name would be in lights someday.

When he sees the elusive girl in the mansion next door playing her violin nude, they begin an erotic game of spying.

When they finally come face-to-face, sparks fly and clothes comes off. But giving his heart to a girl isn't Sebastian's plan; falling for a guy who craves attention isn't Violet's.

Welcome to Briarcrest Academy... Hollywood style... where the best things in life are VERY TWISTED THINGS.






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"Cuba is hot, delicious, and intoxicating... the perfect book boyfriend. Be prepared for an addictive read." ~ Tijan, NYT Bestselling Author








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Very Bad Things
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✿ The Author ✿


New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Ilsa Madden-Mills writes about strong heroines and sexy alpha males that sometimes you just want to slap.

She's addicted to all things fantasy, including unicorns and sword-wielding heroes in books. Other fascinations include frothy coffee beverages, dark chocolate, Instagram, Ian Somerhalder (seriously hot), astronomy (she's a Gemini), Sephora make-up, and tattoos.

She has a degree in English and a Master's in Education.

When she's not pecking away on her computer, she shops for cool magnets, paints old furniture, and eats her weight in sushi.



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♡ Release Day + #Review + #Sale ♡ Marked Heart (Marked Hearts #4) by M. Sembera @M_Sembera



♡ Release Day ♡



Marked Heart
Marked Hearts #4
by
M. Sembera





✾ Synopsis ✾


A marked heart, longing for the one is nothing more than a restless heart, burdened by a lie.


A marked heart, longing for the one is nothing more than a restless heart, burdened by a lie.


On the surface, everything appears fine. / No one knows the truth.

Only she understands what he's lost. / He's the only one that feels her pain.

His soul is broken. / Her existence is hollow.

She brings purpose to his life. / With him, her life has meaning.

She's opening up. / He's getting to her.

He doesn't know. / She has no idea.

He never wanted to lie. / She can't admit the truth.

It could be fate. / It's only ink.












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Marked Heart is book four in the Marked Heart series but can be read as a standalone.

Marked Heart is an awesome book with a very captivating story. It is full of emotion and it hooks the reader from the first page.

I loved all the characters in Marked Heart, especially Braden. The characters are very well written and the reader can easily connect with them and their story.

Once again, M. Sembera gives us an amazing book, flawlessly written and that keeps the reader wanting more.





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Enduring Everything
Marked Hearts #1
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Charlotte
Marked Hearts #2
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One Penny
Marked Hearts #3
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C&A Novella
Marked Hearts #3.5
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Born in Baton Rouge Louisiana, I now live in Brazoria, Texas with My Husband, Three Kids, Three Dogs and Two Cats. I wrote my first short story when I was in high school and instantly fell in love with writing. However, life sometimes gets in the way of aspirations and it wasn't until years later, when my life calmed down, I was able to start writing again. For me, each new book I write or character I create feels like the first time and I find myself falling in love with writing all over again.



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♡ Cover Reveal ♡ One Immortal by Tia Louise @AuthorTLouise @RSofRomance



♡ Cover Reveal ♡



Check out this Halloween Treat from Tia Louise!

A STANDALONE PARANORMAL ROMANCE,
based on One To Hold,
Book #1 in the One to Hold series.



One Immortal
by
Tia Louise

Release Date: October 12th, 2015

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Cover Design: Steven Novak, Novak Illustration
*Inspired by the cover of One to Hold, designed by Regina Wamba, Mae I Design





✾ Synopsis ✾


In the ancient cemeteries and forgotten neighborhoods of New Orleans lurks a realm of paranormal activity...

Derek Alexander, former Marine and top investigator in his field, is hunting a killer. Melissa Jones, small-town girl and budding entrepreneur, is running for her life.

When the two intersect at a bar off Bourbon Street, their sexual chemistry is off the charts, and they embark on a weeklong affair.

Derek wants more, but Melissa is hiding a secret that could be the death of them both.

WARNING: Contains vampires, shifters, witches, telepaths, strong language, and lots of HOT paranormal sexytimes. DO NOT READ if you’re easily frightened or easily offended.










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Melissa

I'm trapped beneath him, tears filling my eyes, uncertain what all of this means or what happens now. He saw what I am, but he didn't pull away. He held me down, watching me writhe in agony and desire, as if he knew what was coming.

Oh, god. A wave of dread tightens my stomach at the thought. He knew what was coming. He knows what I am.

His head is down on his forearm, but he's still inside me. I wait until he finally lifts it, again looking straight into my eyes. He's so beautifully mouth-watering. Sweat mingles with the rain on his cheek, and a little drop runs down into his beard.

Without having to see, I know my eyes darken. A whimper escapes my chest as the irresistible hunger burns in my throat.

His brow lowers. "You want to drink me?"

My eyes squeeze closed as a flood of fresh tears fills them, spilling out of the corners and down my cheeks. I take a shuddering breath, unable to deny the truth.

"Can you control it?" His voice has changed. The anger is replaced by curiosity.

Opening my eyes slowly, I study his expression, still stern, trying to understand. I don't answer. I only watch him, my hunger aching in my gums.

His steel eyes hold mine with such determination. "Do what you have to do, but only for a moment."

I'm confused by his permission, but I'm too weak to resist him. His grip on my wrists relaxes, and I slowly lift my hands to his broad, muscled shoulders, holding his eyes with mine as I carefully rise to lick the little bead of sweat off his cheek.

A noise rumbles in his throat, and inside me his erection returns. My breath picks up as the flavor of him spreads through my mouth. Rising higher, I press my nose against his heated skin, inhaling fresh rainwater mixed with his delicious woodsy man-scent.

I'm on fire. My moan is matched by his low growl as I trace my tongue along the line of his jaw to the ridge of muscle in his neck. I'm acting by instinct, grazing my razor-sharp teeth lightly across his skin, touching him gently with my tongue. His hips begin to move, thrusting again, and I feel the muscles in his shoulders tightening as his orgasm builds.

At last I've found it — the place from before, the little pin pricks. Like before, it's so easy, a knife in warm butter. I penetrate him, and the hot, thick warmth of his life spills into my mouth.

Instantly, we're plunged into that orgasmic plane, tumbling down the rabbit hole, lost in a whirlpool of giving and taking inexorable ecstasy.

"Fuck!" He groans as he comes inside me, pulsing long and hard, over and over.

My eyes are closed, my mouth attached firmly to his skin as I drown in the tsunami of pleasure, life flowing into me from all sides.

It's harder to stop this time. I want more of him, more and more of this. He seems unable to pull away as well. He's still in me, throbbing and gripping my hips so hard, I think they'll break.

I might have kept going. I might have... but a beacon of light cuts through the quick thud of his heart beating strong in his chest.

STOP! The voice I recognize as mine echoes through my transformed state. It reminds me what I want. I want this man to live. I don't want to drain his life and doom myself to living alone as a monster. I want to live with him in the light.

It takes all the strength I possess to pull out. I break my seal with a moan of regret, licking my lips to be sure none of him is wasted.

Dropping my head back onto the bed, I close my eyes to savor the sensation of him swirling inside me. Derek... so strong... my fighter... my hunter...

Only like before, the strange, foreign element is back. It burns longer this time before ultimately disappearing into my bloodstream.

It's not him. It's something else. What have you done, my hunter?








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One To Hold
One To Hold #1
Derek & Melissa





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One To Keep
One To Hold #2
Patrick & Elaine





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One To Protect
One To Hold #3
Derek & Melissa





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One To Love
One To Hold #4
Kenny & Slayde





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One To Leave
One To Hold #5
Stuart & Mariska





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One To Save
One To Hold #6
Derek & Melissa





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Runaway
Prequel to One to Chase
Amy & Marcus







One To Chase
One To Hold #7
Amy & Marcus





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One To Take
One To Hold #8
Stuart & Mariska



Coming Jan./Feb. 2016





✿ Praise for the Series ✿


The One To Hold series is...

"All kinds of wonderful..." – USA Today

"Great writing, steamy romance, humor, and a lot of heart." – Mia Sheridan, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author

"FIVE STARS for the entire ONE TO HOLD series!!!" – Aleatha Romig, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author





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✿ The Author ✿


Tia Louise is the Amazon and International Bestselling author of the ONE TO HOLD series.

From "Readers' Choice" nominations, to picking up USA Today "Happily Ever After" nods, to winning a 2014 "Lady Boner Award" (LOL!), nothing makes her happier than communicating with fans and weaving new tales into the Alexander-Knight world of stories.

A former journalist, Louise lives in the center of the USA with her lovely family and one grumpy cat. There, she dreams up stories she hopes are engaging, hot, and sexy, and that cause readers rethink common public locations...



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