sábado, 25 de julho de 2015

♡ Blog Tour + #Giveaway ♡ Impossible Promise (Unchecked #1) by Sybil Bartel @SybilBartel @InkSlingerPR

Impossible Promise
Unchecked #1
Sybil Bartel

Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romantic

✾ Synopsis ✾

Three years ago, Layna Blair listened in horror over a telephone line as her parents were murdered. When the killer said she was next, Layna panicked and made a deadly deal — his secret in exchange for her life. She's paid the price every day since, becoming a prisoner in plain sight.

Marine Sergeant Blaze Johnson offers Layna a way out — her freedom, his rules, no questions asked — and she takes it, despite knowing what her keepers do to people who get too close. She doesn't know Blaze is fighting his own demons or that beneath his warrior façade is a man on the verge of breaking.

Embarking on a wild revenge mission with Blaze and his smooth-talking best friend, Talon, is not what Layna signed on for. But attempting to run when Blaze has made no secret he intends to make her his is a reckless mistake. With the killer closing in, it's up to Blaze to save them all — and to Layna to realize that she's risked the one thing she can't afford to lose.

Book one of two

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I never was one for dreams. Nightmares, yes, but never any of the good stuff dreams are made of. I didn't fly or soar or relive sweet memories of my parents. I didn't dream of knights in shining armor or fairy tale endings. I only got the heart-stopping, panic-inducing, sweat-slicked visions of being hunted, chased, mauled, beaten and left for dead. So when I dreamed I was on the hot sands of Miami Beach, drunk with sunscreen fumes, the sun a leaden weight on my stomach, I knew something was up. I shifted, wondering how long I'd been lying out frying myself, when I heard a moan. Then a large, warm hand cupped my breast.

My eyes flew open.

Sexy day-old stubble covering a chiseled jaw surrounded the fullest lips I'd ever seen. Long, dark lashes rested on high cheekbones and before I could think what the hell, Buck's ice-blue eyes opened and met mine. In the next instant, he raised himself up on one arm, pushed my knees apart with his leg and settled between my thighs. Unmistakable rigid heat pressed against the nothing barrier of my panties and his boxers.

He dropped his eyes and growled low in his throat.

My back arched and my eyes fluttered shut as his thumb glanced across my nipple.

"Not a good idea." My pathetic attempt at a protest through flared nostrils and a clenched jaw sounded more like a plea any porn star would be proud of.

"Layna," Buck breathed, leaving open-mouth kisses along my neck and collarbone.

Forcing myself not to reach for him, my fingers curled into the sheets. "Buck." I tried to issue his name in warning, but I sounded breathless.

His lips, his teeth, found my ear.

"Aaaahhhh." Jeez, that wasn't playing fair. He felt so good that in about two seconds I wouldn't have any self-control left. "Stop," I begged, squeezing my eyes shut.

Instantly, he stilled.

Okay, think, think, think. Use your head, use your head. Oh my God, his musky, sexy scent, his body heat, his legs against mine, nothing felt better. But I had to stop him. I wasn't doing this. I couldn't. Inhaling, stealing my resolve, I opened my eyes.

Piercing, haunted eyes were staring down at me with so much need that I knew. I knew I was seeing the real Blaze Johnson. Not the warrior, but the man.

I touched his cheek. "Are you okay?"

Chest heaving, he said nothing.

My fingers skimmed across features that had been hardened by responsibility. He looked weary and vulnerable and stoic and I wanted him more than I wanted my next breath. "Talk to me."

"I made you a promise." Anger tainted the deep quiet of his voice.

He'd made me a lot of promises in the past twelve hours, all of them impossible. My hands wrapped around his neck. "I know." But I wasn't sure I cared. I pulled myself up to his lips and kissed the corner of his mouth.

Elbows straight, muscles tense, Buck didn't move.

My fingers curled in his hair, my tongue swept across his ear, and I feathered kisses along his jaw.

The muscles in his neck strained.

I pulled at his bottom lip with my teeth.

His body came crashing down on mine, his forearms went to either side of my head and he caged me in. His lips parted with a fierce groan and he took control like he owned me.

Buck's kiss wasn't a kiss — it was a possession I felt to my very soul. Every breath in his presence was one more step away from who I was before I met him. And when his hips surged forward for one torturous tease of all he had to offer, my lips tore away from his with a desperate cry of need. I didn't want to stop this. Not anymore.

Raising his head, trapping me in the intensity of his stare, he rocked forward again.

And fear splintered through me.

This was what we would be like together. My desire, his need, my desperation, his promises, I felt every inch of it and I felt my heart—slipping away into his arms. Arms that would be gone in a matter of days. I couldn't do this. I couldn't give him the last thing I had to give. There would be no coming back. "I can't do this," I said frantically.

"Do what?" Buck ran his nose across my cheek and kissed below my ear.

"Casual sex." It was easier than explaining I had nothing to give.

He met my eyes. "I don't want casual sex."

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Impossible Choice
Unchecked #2
Sybil Bartel

Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romantic

Release Date: August 31st 2015

✾ Synopsis ✾

Book two of Unchecked

After her parents were murdered, Layna Blair spent three years on the run — until Marine Sergeant Blaze Johnson stepped in and saved her. With him, Layna knew safety for the first time... but two weeks after shipping out for another tour in Afghanistan, Blaze comes home early.

When Layna sees the jagged wounds covering his body, every truth she thought she knew is destroyed. Blaze is distant and angry and though her heart is shattered, Layna desperately tries to keep their relationship together in the face of another tragedy. When the tenuous bonds holding them together are ripped apart by a revenge-hungry maniac, Layna must trust her survival instinct and bury her past for good.

But the enemy is two steps ahead, and before she can take action, Layna's hand is forced by his deadly demands — save herself or save the man who risked his life for her freedom. Blaze saved her once. This time it's her turn to protect him.

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✿ The Author ✿

I grew up in Northern California with my head in a book and my feet in the sand. I dreamt of becoming a painter but the heady scent of libraries with their shelves full of books drew me into the world of storytelling. I love the New Adult genre, but really, any story about a love so desperately wrong and impossibly beautiful makes me swoon.

I now live in Southern Florida and while I don't get to read as much as I like, I still bury my toes in the sand. If I'm not writing or fighting to contain the banana plantation in my backyard, you can find me spending time with my handsomely tattooed husband, my brilliantly practical son and a mischievous miniature boxer...

But Seriously?

Here are ten things you really want to know about me.

I grew up a faculty brat. I can swear like a sailor. I love men in uniform. I hate being told what to do. I can do your taxes (but don't ask). The Bird Market in Hong Kong freaks me out. My favorite word is desperate... or dirty, or both — I can't decide. I have a thing for muscle cars. But never reply on me for driving directions, ever. And I have a new book boyfriend every week — don't tell my husband.

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♡ Book Blitz + #Giveaway ♡ Unexpected by Lilly Avalon @lilly_avalon @NereydaG1003

Lilly Avalon

Release Date: July 21st 2015

Genre: New Adult/Standalone

✾ Synopsis ✾

Ever had one of those days? Alina Lyons is having one. Everything keeps falling apart and going wrong. Just when she thinks it couldn't get worse, it does. After a case of mistaken identity and a broken heart, she finds herself questioning the things she thought she knew. She wonders who she can turn to or trust anymore.

An unlikely bond with her former best friend's ex, Ryan Wilcox, sends her life in a new direction. He offers her a place to stay while she gets her life back on track. His friendship is exactly what she's been missing — what she's been needing. Alina's never felt this alive. As time goes by, the dynamic of their relationship becomes more than either of them expected. A few innocent kisses could lead them in a new direction, but are they prepared for what's on the other side?

Only one way to find out.

* Unexpected is a standalone new adult novel *

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As we sit here quietly, the only sound we hear is the squeak of the swing as it rocks back and forth. I'm about to tell him we should go back inside when he asks, "Why don't you cry?"

His question shouldn't surprise me, because it's one thing people often wonder. I shrug. "No point in bothering. My life always spins back around where it was. A guy comes in, somehow sweeps me off my feet to the point where I have zero rational thought, he crushes me, I dust myself off, and move on to the next one."

He stops the swing, turning to me. "Wait, you think that's normal?"

"It is for me. Circle of life."

His forehead wrinkles. "What the hell, Alina? Don't you have any self worth?"

"Why do you think I stopped caring? Because if I did I would hurt. I'm protecting myself."

"You're cutting yourself off, that's what you're doing."

My head flinches back. "Huh?"

"Don't you get it?" He reaches for my hand, holding it between both of his. "You're distancing yourself from opening up to love because you have grown to expect something bad to happen."

"That's what always happens, though!"

"Not every story ends the same. Some of them have a twist. Some things in life are unexpected. Some things like love."

I close my eyes for a couple seconds, then whisper, "But what if I fall in love and he's not there to catch me?"

"You try again. And again. And again. Until he does."

"What if he doesn't?"

"Trust me Alina, he will."

"How do you know?"

"Because he's a fool if he doesn't."

✿ The Author ✿

Lilly Avalon is the author of the RESIST series as well as other erotic romances. She's somewhere in the midst of her twenties and lives mostly in the stories in her head. When she's not enveloped in the worlds she creates, she's out in the real world making stories happen. That or reading other romances. It's a toss-up.

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♡ Promo ♡ Soulmates Series by Nicole Dykes @nicoledykes87

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Soulmates Series
Nicole Dykes

✾ About the Series ✾

I'm working on the third book and I thought I would explain a little more about the series to anyone that has started reading or was thinking about reading it.

It's about a group of friends going through adolescence and young adulthood.
When the series is finished it will explore all of the main characters and show all of their perspectives.

Since they are a tight group of friends some things will be repeated from a different perspective, but you will get a lot of new information and new interactions in each book. I think it's fun to see the story from every side because you never know what someone is thinking and sometimes you don't know what everyone could be going through at home.

The first book focuses on Maddy who is the sweet, innocent and sometimes naïve one in the group. The glue that holds everyone together.

The second book focuses on Jake. The tough jock that has more going on than most people realize and uses sports as a distraction, but isn't actually in love with them.

The third book is Ryan. Who dates Maddy. You get to see his friends since he goes to a different school. This is the one book that shows very little of the rest of the group. *Spoiler* It will show their relationship from his point of view, but since they don't end up together will show him going to college and trying to move on from Maddy.

The fourth book will be Jackie and Andy dual POV. Jackie is the typical cheerleader and social butterfly and Andy is the typical jock and rough around the edges. This book will show why they made the choices they made and how they ended up together. It will also show if they can stay together. Also, it will of course catch up with Maddy and Jake and show how their relationship has progressed.

The fifth book will explore Michelle's perspective on things and finally show her with someone. Michelle is the tough girl that doesn't care what anyone else thinks. I was more of a "Maddy" in school so this character is very dear to my heart because I definitely had a Michelle. Every nice girl needs a confident tough girl by her side

I love this group of friends and hope you all will too!

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Soulmates #1
Nicole Dykes

Release Date: March 22nd 2015

Genre: New Adult Romance

✾ Synopsis ✾

Madison met Jake Keller when she was six years old. They thought nothing could separate them. Everything changes when they enter high school. One fight gets out of control and they go from inseparable friends to bitter enemies.

When tragedy strikes they are drawn to each other again. There is no doubt that they have an insane attraction to each other but, can they fix what has been broken?

Follow Madison and Jake as they navigate through the pain, sexual tension, pressure, tears, and heartbreak of adolescence and young adulthood.

* New adult romance recommended for 18 and older for mature content. *

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Soulmates #2
Nicole Dykes

Release Date: April 16th 2015

Genre: New Adult Romance

✾ Synopsis ✾

Jake Keller met Madison Wright when he was six years old. They were instantly friends. He makes a terrible mistake in high school that leads to a heartbreaking fight with Madison. They become bitter enemies until a horrific tragedy brings them together again. But can he hold onto her?

Follow Jake and his group of friends through the trials of high school and new adulthood.

This book is the second book of the Soulmates Series, but can be read as a standalone.

* Not recommended for anyone under 18 due to strong language, sexual situations, and alcohol references *

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Soulmates #3
Nicole Dykes

Release Date: May 13th 2015

Genre: New Adult Romance

✾ Synopsis ✾

Ryan is heartbroken, his relationship with his girlfriend is not what it had seemed. He decides to swear off relationships and women all together to focus on college and playing football. Life of course has other plans for him. Can he let go of the pain and love again?

This is Ryan's story from the Soulmates Series. It starts with his relationship with Maddy and follows him to college, the life of a college athlete. It will show his struggle to move on from Maddy.

*** This is a part of a series, but can be read as a standalone. ***

* New adult romance recommended for people 18 or older for mature content. *

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✿ The Author ✿

I grew up in a small rural town in Kansas and currently live in a suburb of Kansas City. I love to read books that have main characters that are seriously flawed. I love to write and have been writing since I was in grade school. I wrote for my college newspaper and I just published my first book March 2015! It is the first of a series and I am now working on the 2nd book!

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♡ Release Blitz + #Giveaway ♡ The Reason I Breathe (Bite & Release #2) by Cory Cyr @coryauthor @EJBookPromos

The Reason I Breathe
Bite & Release #2
Cory Cyr

Genre: NA Romance

Release Date: July 24, 2015

I waited my entire life for one singular moment.
Everything I had endured — all the pain and suffering — I would go through it all again,
if I knew she was waiting for me.

Ryan Chase was the only woman I ever loved.
My obsession. My desire.

When she came home... loving her hadn't been easy.
The road to our particular happiness was paved with boulders.
I became who she needed me to be. Who she wanted.
Marriage and children — they were a dream we both shared.
Until a nightmare threatened to take it all away.

Is love supposed to be this hard?
How long before the person I'm pretending to be begins to crack?
I'm a liar. A fraud.
He is surfacing.

She's the only reason I survived. I lived.
She is the reason I breathe.
Now, when she needs me the most — I'm transforming into the person
I thought I'd buried years before.

I can't be without her. She gives me purpose and makes me whole.
Nevertheless, the universe chose a different route. God had a different plan.
And right now, I'm pissed at them both.

**Strong Language**Explicit Sex**Intense situations**
*This is Shea's POV. It is highly recommended you read Bite & Release first

Bite & Release
Bite & Release #1
Cory Cyr

Genre: NA Romance

Release Date: May 28, 2014

Ryan Chase left Fairbanks, Alaska, when she was 21 years old to pursue her dream of becoming an actress. Somewhere along the way her dreams of stardom crashed and burned, along with her life.

Thirteen years later she is forced to return to Fairbanks because her unforgiving and emotionally-distant father has suddenly died. Ryan seizes the opportunity to not only escape her abusive husband but to be able to attend her best friend's wedding. What could go wrong? It's only Fairbanks, Alaska...
While wishing she was anywhere but her father's funeral and wake, Ryan is struck senseless by a stunning, drop-dead gorgeous man. Her thoughts turn carnal and she desperately wants to know him in every way — and position — possible. There's only one problem...

He's the devil's spawn.
He's the one who marked her for life.
He's the kid she used to baby-sit.
And he's hotter than hell!

Shea Michaels has loved Ryan Chase for most of his life. After surviving an unspeakable childhood, he became a man of whom she could be proud of... if she ever came back.
Now that she's returned, Shea pursues her with a vengeance, undaunted by the thirteen year age difference that Ryan uses as the shield between them.

Confusion, guilt and lust bombard Ryan as she battles the memories of the little boy she used to know while still being drawn to the heart-stopping man he has become.

***18+ due to explicit sexual situations, graphic language and intense adult themes.