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[Cover Reveal & Giveaway] Bitter Fruits by Sarah Daltry

Title: Bitter Fruits (Eden’s Fall, #1)

Author: Sarah Daltry

Publisher: Escape Publishing

 

 

Synopsis:

 

Attending a vampire-themed masquerade party seems like a strange way to spend a night, but Nora is sick of frat parties and bars. Meeting Alec was just a bonus. Despite their immediate attraction, however, Alec is wary of involving himself with Nora, and when she pushes it, she discovers that Alec has secrets that could destroy them both. Is she willing to risk everything for a man she hardly knows? How far into darkness will he take her?

 

When Nora attempts to follow, however, things grow more complicated. Someone is hunting her – someone tied to a secret that goes back to the beginning of man. Soon, Nora finds herself drawn to two men, each with his own agenda. Can she save them both when one is destined to die?

Excerpt:
He sits in front of me and brings me to his chest. Our flesh is hot and sticky where it touches and I can’t stop the ache between my legs. His breathing is ragged and he tightens his grip on the back of my head as he tries to slow it. I am hurt or angry or frustrated, but I don’t know which. He runs his hands along my entire body and I push against him, needing him and not knowing how to accept his denial.

I want you, Nora. I have wanted you since I saw you. You are gorgeous. However, there are secrets that… Please understand, the steps that you want to take will reveal things. This cannot end well for either of us. I don’t want to make you suffer, but I am fated to suffer. Don’t make me bring you with me into the darkness. I can’t bear to lose you.’

I sense the pain that grips him. The darkness that he speaks of sounds frightening, but I don’t feel fear when I face him and meet his eyes. ‘I will follow you anywhere. Dark or light. Stop trying to make my choices for me.’

Our lips meet again, but it is with doubt. Neither of us knows what will happen if we are to move forward, but I want to have a chance to find out.

My body is still crying out for him but now my mind is calm. I want him, but I want him when he knows that I’m ready for whatever that means. His hands touch me and his caresses are soft. We both slow our breathing and I try to let my will match his. When he pulls away, he gathers the picnic and looks at me with longing and a hunger I do not recognize. It’s not sexual, but desperate. Almost as a dying man looks in the last moments of his life.

In three days,’ he says, ‘I will meet you again at the church where we first met. In the meantime, I want you to look something up and if you do not appear at the church, I’ll know that what you found changed everything.’

Okay,’ I say warily. I’ll do anything he asks, but his fear scares me. What kind of secrets can he possibly hold? Little right now could stop me from going to him in three days.

Find the name Charles Samuels. He was an Oxford student in the 1960s. And then we shall see how much of the darkness you are willing to face.’

I’ll look him up, but Alec, I’m going to be at the church in three days,’ I say.

For your sake, Nora, I hope that you’re not.’

 

  

 
About The Author:

Sarah Daltry writes erotica and romance that ranges from sweet to steamy. She moves around a lot and has trouble committing to things. Bitter Fruits is her first full length novel. Her other two novels have already been released. Forget Me Not and Lily of the Valley are simultaneous perspectives in the New Adult contemporary romance series, Flowering. Sarah also has three novellas (including Star of Bethlehem, part of the Flowering series) and several short stories available. She is currently working on Immortal Star and Daughter of Heaven in this series, and Orange Blossom, another novel in Flowering . When Sarah isn’t writing, she tends to waste a lot of time checking Facebook for pictures of cats, shooting virtual zombies, and simply staring out the window.

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[Review] April’s Promise by Karen Rose Smith

April’s Promise  by Karen Rose Smith

Narrated by Johnny Peppers

<div style=”font-size:11px”>Publication date: 05/01/2013</div>Forever Love Series # 1
Audible: 3 hrs 57 Mins

Back of the book

 

Forever Love Series, Book 1, Contemporary romance.

April is keeping a secret from Gabe.


When April’s sister Vanessa was dying, she confessed to April that she’d been unfaithful to Gabe and…the little girl he believes is his daughter isn’t his! Once in love with Gabe herself, April is torn by the promise she made her sister to never tell Gabe the truth. But now she’s returned to her home town. Should she be honest with Gabe about his daughter’s parentage? Or should she remain silent about everything but her love for him?

 

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My Review: 

5.0 Star Review – April’s Promise (Forever Love Series # 1)

I recommend this book.

I enjoyed this audio book by Karen.  This book includes passion, laughs, heartache, secrets, and betrayal.

Years ago Gabe and April dated.  Gabe wanted to settle down and get married but April was scared.  She told him she was taking a job in Singapore and since he didn’t ask her to stay she left.  By the time she returned Gabe was dating and getting ready to marry her sister Vanessa.  So she buried her feelings and moved on with her life. 

Eight months ago April’s sister was in a car accident with a co-worker and died.  Before she passed she told April a secret about her daughter Stephie that could destroy Gabe.  Vanessa made April promise that she would never tell Gabe the secret.


Gabe is taking care of his daughter and grieving the loss of his wife.  His sister-in-law April, has come to help take care of Stephie while she is on vacation.   When they are together at first the relationship is strained.  April still loves Gabe but she holds a secret that could shatter the budding relationship between them.  She thinks that Gabe loves her but sometimes he just treats her like a friend.  She is confused about how they should be around each other.

When his best friend takes an interest in April Gabe gets angry and warns April away.  April knows Nicholas and they are just friends but does she secretly want Gabe to be jealous?  Will April being friends with Nicholas hurt her relationship with Gabe?

When Gabe finds out the secret will the pain and hurt from that secret destroy all that they thought they had together?  Or will Gabe and April finally get the HEA they have both dreamed of?

Look forward to the next book in this series.


Contact Info for Karen Rose Smith

 
 

 

About Karen:


Karen Rose Smith’s plots are all about emotion. She began writing when she listened to music and created stories to accompany the songs. After expressing feelings in poetry, earning a degree in English and French, completing short stories that became too long to find a market, she turned to her love of relationships in romance. This award-winning best-selling author has sold 75 books since 1991 and has published with Silhouette, Harlequin, Kensington and Meteor/Kismet. Her awards include the Golden Leaf in short contemporary romance, the Golden Quill in traditional romance, cataromance.com’s award for Best Special Edition and Romance Review’s Today’s Best series romance award. Jane Bowers of Romance Reviews Today states: “Karen Rose Smith’s storeyworlds are complete and realistic and lovely places to visit and revisit. She excels at stories that feature couples brought together by infants and children, and she handles her plots and characters with sublime sensitivity.”

Karen is well-known for writing emotion. An only child, she spent a lot of time in her imagination and with books—Nancy Drew, Zane Gray, The Black Stallion and Anne of Green Gables. She dreamed of brothers and sisters and a big family like her mother and father came from, seven children in her mom’s family and ten in her dad’s. On weekends she was often surrounded by aunts, uncles and cousins. This is the root of her plotlines that include small communities and family relationships as part of everyday living. She believes universal emotions unite us all and that is the reason she uses them to propel her plots.

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[Release day Blitz] My Today by HJ Bellus

Release Day Blitz!!! My Today My Way Series, Book Two by: HJ Bellus

Release Day Blitz!!!


My Today

My Way Series, 
Book Two
by: HJ Bellus
     
Synopsis:
Lacey’s Story…

Covering up pain is easy. It’s keeping it tucked away that’s hard. I’ve always needed the cover of tattoos to hide the nasty past that leached its way into me, tainting me beneath my skin. Not the shiny, trendy tats, but the ugly broken kind, meant to keep the world at bay. If they weren’t enough, then my piercings, foul mouth and crazy hair usually did the trick. Life had taught me to never follow the rules, because when you do, you get burned.
That philosophy served its purpose, until I met someone who turned my life upside down. Milly, the little hoochie, stormed into my life and changed everything with her undying faith in me, her love and her shitty coffee concoctions. I found a family in Milly, and her sexy farm boy, Cree. She accepted me without hesitation, and never ran from the dark and dangerous secrets that I harbored. My new family loved me unconditionally, with their showers of sprinkles and impromptu dance parties. 
My life was perfectly imperfect until Tripp and his crazy-ass ideas of princesses. Our relationship is what most would describe as fuel meeting fire. We were both hell bent on burning each other to the ground. Tripp, fresh out of rehab, moved in with Milly and Cree to try and make a new life for himself. Tripp, the sexy as hell, charismatic beast, soon became one of my best friends. We shared our love of ice cream and tattoos as we blazed our own path that could only lead to a beautiful train wreck. The only question left is, will we set the countryside ablaze with our hot tempers and foul mouths, or will we paint our own happy ending filled with all the gushy shit normal people crave?





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Teasers!!


















We meet Lacey and Tripp in book ONE in the My Way Series,



Meet HJ Bellus:

I’m just a simple girl who loves the country life.. .oh yeah! & a good corn dog! Throw in a little Vanilla Ice, and shits bound to get crazy! Be brave…

-Loves country life & music 
-Gets the case of the “fuck-its” often 
-Loves Big 
-Hurts Big 
-love corn dogs & candy…. & (sex & candaaay) 
-My heart is happy writing!!!



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