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♡ Excerpt Reveal ♡ Ink & Lies by S.L. Jennings @MrsSLJ @RSofRomance #PreOrder





Prologue

You know that pivotal moment in every love story, when the hero or heroine makes an imperative move that leaves the other with a life-altering choice? Whether it be a pronouncement of love (I've been in love with you my entire life, and I don't care that you're my stepbrother) or a salacious secret (I'm pregnant and the baby isn't yours) or a shocking decision (I've decided to embrace what I am... I'm transitioning into a unicorn, and I'm pregnant by my stepbrother), we can always count on this familiar occurrence.

I've always deemed them cliché yet necessary in the romance genre. A good plot twist is as vital to a story as its characters. Without it, the hero and heroine would have no reason to change, to evolve. They'd have no reason to step out on faith and madness and take hold of their destiny. Take hold of their story.

I once lived for the perfect plot twist.

I just never expected to actually live it.

I look down at my boarding pass for the eightieth time in the last fifteen minutes. Gate 3B, Seat 2A. GEG to LAX. Final boarding in... now.

Sixteen hours ago, I succumbed to the insanity of feeling, and made my crucial confession. I began that almighty trek up a story's climactic mountain. And every hour, every minute, since, I've waited for her to make her choice.

To make me her choice.

The attendant glares at me from over her intercom receiver and announces that the gate for flight D5611 will be closing in sixty seconds. She's saying it for only me, because I'm the only one here. Waiting. Crumbling.

I take one last look down the corridor that leads to security. I just knew that she'd show up, racing through the airport, screaming for someone to stop the plane. That was how I'd imagined my story... our story. The greatest cliché of all, and I still couldn't breathe it into fruition. I still couldn't get her to read between the lines scrawled on my heart.

I guess the most epic romances are still tucked away within the pages of her favorite novels, safely swathed in inked lies and faded paper promises. Forever fictional. Just like love.





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Ink & Lies
by
S.L. Jennings

Release Date: February 9th 2016





✾ Synopsis ✾


From International Best Selling Romance Novelist, Hope Hughes, comes a gripping, heartfelt tale of two lovers, fighting for the freedom to...

No. Scratch that. Too cheesy.

...two people, torn apart by the tumultuous tides of life, only to discover refuge in...

WTF? What does that even mean? DELETE.

...two people, confused as shit as to where they should be and who they should love and none of this means a damn thing because it's all lies!
Lies.
I'm not Hope Hughes. I'm not some fierce woman romance machine. Hell, I'm not even a woman.
I'm a liar.
And while I refuse to believe my own BS, deceit masked in heartfelt phrases of love and devotion, I want to make her believe them. Because maybe — just maybe — if she can find the soul within my words, she'll also be able to find the truth scribbled on my heart.
You see, I once lived for the perfect plot twist.
I just never expected to actually live it.
This is my story. Well, maybe her story. I just wish I could make it our story.
The one I'm still writing.












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S.L. Jennings is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling author of contemporary and paranormal romance, reality TV junkie, obsessive coffee drinker and collector of crazy.



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♡ Release Week Blitz + #Giveaway ♡ He Will Be My Ruin by K.A. Tucker @kathleenatucker @InkSlingerPR #PreOrder



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We are so excited to bring you the Release Week Blitz for K.A. Tucker’s He Will Be My Ruin!

He Will Be My Ruin is a suspense novel, published by Atria books, an Imprint of Simon & Schuster, being released on February 2, 2016!

Grab your copy of this suspenseful read today and see what everyone is talking about!



He Will Be My Ruin
by
K.A. Tucker

Release Date: February 2, 2016

Genre: Adult Suspense





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The USA TODAY bestselling author of the Ten Tiny Breaths and Burying Water series makes her suspense debut with this sexy, heartpounding story of a young woman determined to find justice after her best friend's death, a story pulsing with the "intense, hot, emotional" (Colleen Hoover) writing that exhilarates her legions of fans.

A woman who almost had it all...

On the surface, Celine Gonzalez had everything a twenty-eight-year-old woman could want: a one-bedroom apartment on Manhattan's Lower East Side, a job that (mostly) paid the bills, and an acceptance letter to the prestigious Hollingsworth Institute of Art, where she would finally live out her dream of becoming an antiques appraiser for a major auction house. All she had worked so hard to achieve was finally within her reach. So why would she kill herself?

A man who was supposed to be her salvation...

Maggie Sparkes arrives in New York City to pack up what's left of her best friend's belongings after a suicide that has left everyone stunned. The police have deemed the evidence conclusive: Celine got into bed, downed a lethal cocktail of pills and vodka, and never woke up. But when Maggie discovers a scandalous photograph in a lock box hidden in Celine's apartment, she begins asking questions. Questions about the man Celine fell in love with. The man she never told anyone about, not even Maggie. The man Celine believed would change her life.

Until he became her ruin.

On the hunt for evidence that will force the police to reopen the case, Maggie uncovers more than she bargained for about Celine's private life — and inadvertently puts herself on the radar of a killer. A killer who will stop at nothing to keep his crimes undiscovered.












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Edging along the side of her bed—I actually have to turn and shimmy to fit — I move toward a stack of vintage wooden food crates that serve as a nightstand. A wave of nostalgia washes over me as my finger traces the heavy latches and handmade, chunky gunmetal-gray body of the antique box sitting next to the lamp. The day that I spied it in an antique store while shopping for Celine's sixteenth birthday, it made me think of a medieval castle. The old man who sold it to me said it was actually an eighteenth-century lockbox.

Whatever it was, I knew Celine would love it.

I carry it over to the living room, where I can sit and open it up. Inside are sentimental scraps of Celine's life. Concert stubs and random papers, a dried rose, her grandmother's rosary that Rosa gave to her. Rosa is supremely religious, and Celine, the ever-devoted daughter, kept up appearances for her mother, though she admitted to me that she didn't find value in it.

I pull each item out, laying them on the trunk coffee table until I'm left with nothing but the smooth velvet floor of the box. I fumble with a small detail on the outside that acts as a lever — remembering my surprise when the man revealed the box' secret — until a click sounds, allowing me to pry open the false bottom.

Celine's shy, secretive eyes lit up when I first showed her the sizeable compartment. It was perfect for hiding treasures, like notes from boys, and the silver bracelet that her senior-year boyfriend bought her for Valentine's Day and she was afraid to wear in front of Rosa. While I love Rosa dearly, she could be suffocating sometimes.

My fingers wrap around the wad of money filling the small space as a deep frown creases my forehead. Mostly hundreds but plenty of fifties, too. I quickly count it. There's almost ten thousand dollars here.

Why wouldn't Celine deposit this into her bank account?

I pick up the ornate bronze key and a creased sheet of paper that also sits within. I'm guessing the key is for the desk. I'll test that out in a minute. I gingerly unfold the paper that's obviously been handled many times, judging by the crinkles in it.

My eyes widen.

A naked man fills one side. He's entrancingly handsome, with long lashes and golden-blond tousled hair and a shadow of peach scruff covering his hard jawline. He's lying on his back, one muscular arm disappearing into the pillow beneath his head, a white sheet tangled around his legs, not quite covering the goods, which from what I can see, are fairly impressive. I can't tell what color his eyes are because he's fast asleep.

"Well then..." I frown, taken aback.

I'm not surprised that Celine could attract the attention of a guy like this. She was a gorgeous young woman — her Mexican roots earning her lush locks, full lips, and voluptuous curves tied to the kind of tiny waist that all men seem to admire.

Nor am I surprised that he's blond. It has always been a running joke between us, her penchant for blonds. She's never dated anything but.

But I am surprised that she'd have the nerve to take — and print out to keep by her bed — a scandalous picture like this in the first place.

I wonder if she ever mentioned him to me. She always told me about her dates, utter failures or otherwise. Though it's been years since she was seeing anyone seriously, and she was definitely seeing this guy seriously if she was sleeping with him. Celine usually waited months before she gave that up to a guy. She didn't even lose her virginity until she was twenty-two, to a guy she had been dating for six months and hoped that she would one day marry. Who broke up with her shortly afterward.

So who the hell is this guy and why didn't I ever hear about him? And where is he now? When were they together last?

Does he know that she's dead?

Worrying my bottom lip between my teeth — it's a bad habit of mine — I slowly fold the paper back up. Celine's cursive scrawl decorates the back side in purple ink. Words I hadn't noticed before.

Words that make my heart stop now.

This man was once my salvation. Now he will be my ruin.





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Born in small-town Ontario, K.A. Tucker published her first book at the age of six with the help of her elementary school librarian and a box of crayons. She currently resides in a quaint town outside of Toronto with her husband, two beautiful girls, and an exhausting brood of four-legged creatures.



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