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[Cover Reveal & Giveaway] Letting Go by J.M. Witt

Synopsis

When your past threatens to destroy your future; how long will you hang on before Letting Go?
Cassidy Charles is picking up the pieces of her life after another terrible tragedy.  The last thing she’s looking for is love.  James bursting back into her life is the last thing she expected, but possibly everything she needs.  She can’t deny the attraction, but can she get past the fact that he may be the reason she’s lost so much?  He opens up a whole new world to her that she’s only dreamed about and that she easily falls into.  As a result, her relationship with him reveals secrets from her past she thought were long forgotten.
James Benedict III, local playboy and successful real estate investor hasn’t stopped thinking about her since that fateful night all those months ago.  He has her back in his life, but for how long?  Forever if he has anything to say about it.  As more and more secrets from her past are revealed, his own demons and tragedies loom overhead threatening to destroy everything he’s built and done for her.  He wants her in his life, but because of him her world comes tumbling down, again.      
Will they discover that the love they have is strong enough to survive everything and everyone trying to tear them apart before it’s too late?



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I’m slowly coming to and dawn hasn’t quite made its arrival yet. Slowly everything from the night before comes back to me. His arm is around me and he’s cradling me to his chest. The warmth is almost insufferable. I turn my head and he’s dead asleep. I’m suddenly overcome with panic and decide I have to get out of here. I creep out of the hold of his stellar body and get off the bed with ease. I don’t want to risk waking him so I just grab my dress and shoes and make my way out of his room and down the stairs. I find my purse on the kitchen island and head for the door.

“Cassidy!”

I nearly scream I’m so startled. I rush to the door, open it and tip toe thru it for it to slam shut. I run full force down the hall in nothing but his t-shirt with my arms full of my dress, shoes and purse. I fumble with my key and finally get into my room. My door closes and I swear I hear another, “Cassidy!” booming down the hall.

“Shit, shit, shit.” Why am I running from him?  

I throw my dress and shoes to the floor and sink down the door. My knees are pulled to my chest and I’m resting my head on them when I feel my door shake like a gorilla is pounding it. Bang, bang, bang! My entire body vibrates against the force of him hitting the door.

“Cassidy, I know you’re in there. Please open up.”

I push myself up the door and sigh. I don’t know what to say to him. “Go away!”

“Cassidy Charles open this door. You can’t run from me forever.”

“Yes I can!” This is ridiculous. We’re acting like twelve year olds.

“Don’t make me call hotel security! You let me in or I’ll let myself in.”

He wouldn’t dare, would he? I decide to face him. I open the door yelling at him, “You wouldn’t dare!”

He’s on me instantly. I don’t even have a moment to take in his appearance. His arms are around my back and he lifts me off the floor. He sets me on the kitchen island.  

“Why did you leave? You scared me.” He’s holding my face in his hands. “Cassidy, look at me. You can’t deny the attraction between us. It was there all those months ago and it’s still here.”

There is so much emotion surrounding my thoughts and feelings for him. I was attracted to him like a fish to water the first time I saw him. And then it all went to shit in one night. I look in his eyes and they’re full of concern.

“I’m scared of what I feel when I’m around you. You scare the hell out of me.” He looks stricken and drops his hands from my face. “Not afraid of you, afraid of this,” I wave my hand between us. “I’ve never been so drawn to someone. And you left me that horrible night without a word. I didn’t know what to think. And then you were arrested and I couldn’t process it.”  

He pulls me to him and starts talking into my hair. “Baby, I didn’t leave you that night. I never wanted to leave you. I came back with our coffee and I saw you with a cop. He was holding you and I got the wrong impression.”

“Wait, what?! Calvin, you thought I was with…” I’m crying and laughing at the same time. “Calvin is my brother.” I push away from him just enough to look at him.

He’s wiping my tears and says, “I know, I found out a few days later when they were questioning me.” He must feel me stiffen. “Cassidy, the charges were dropped. You know that right?” I nod my answer and he embraces me again. “I promise you I had nothing to do with what happened that night.”

“I spent months trying to hate you so I could get over you, but I couldn’t and I never even had you.”

“Baby, you had me, you have me still. Last night was just confirmation Cassidy.”

 


Meet the Author
I’m a stay-at-home mom with four young children and one extremely supportive husband.  We’ve been married for nine years and reside in Highland, Michigan.
I’ve dreamed of writing romance novels since I was little. After having baby #4, who may or may not have been fathered by Christian Grey, I decided it was time to pursue my dreams. 
When I’m not volunteering at the schools of my children, running to various appointments, enjoying time with my friends and my book club, dating my husband, or avoiding cleaning my house, I’m writing!
I love music and believe that books and music can’t exist without the other.  My goal is for you to read more than a good book, but for you to have an experience!

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[Trailer] The Replacement by Rachael Wade

The Replacement by Rachael Wade
Publication date: January 27th 2014
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult

 

Synopsis:


*Contains sexually explicit content and mature subject matter, including language and elements of abuse.*

A gritty New Adult drama about a young woman’s self-destructive quest to find purpose, self-worth, and love in a broken world.

My name is Elise Duchamp. I’m twenty-three years old and I’m known as the town whore.

No, not the kind who exchanges sexual favors for money. The other kind. The kind who gives it all away for free, whenever and however she likes. I am that girl. The one everyone whispers about and the one none of the girls seem to like, because all of their boyfriends either want to sleep with me or already have. Promiscuity is my thing—the kind that slowly, violently turns my insides black, but gives me something I need.

All things considered, I’m not completely reckless. I’m safe, and contrary to popular opinion, I do have a heart. I live in a world of careless choices, and with those choices come careless people. I cannot judge them, because I am one of them. I too bow down to the altar of the self-serving. I am not a good friend. I am not and never could be anyone’s girlfriend. I’m convinced any goodness in me shriveled up and died long ago.


But I am a replacement. That is something I know how to be, and this is a story of the lengths I’d go to in order to keep it that way.

 

 
 

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Rachael Wade is the Amazon bestselling author of The Preservation Series, The Resistance Trilogy, and the upcoming sci-fi series, The Keepers Trilogy. When she’s not writing, she’s busy learning French, watching too many movies, and learning how to protect animals and the environment. Visit her at www.RachaelWade.comand www.LightsOnOutreach.com, or come chat with her on Twitter via @RachaelWade.

 

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[Blitz Post & Giveaway] Alive by Megan D. Martin


Alive by Megan D. Martin
Crave #1
Publication date: November 22nd, 2013
Genres: New Adult, Post-Apocalyptic, Romance

Synopsis:

Flesh-eating zombies, dirty sex, and a shattered past…
What’s more dangerous—the man who broke her heart or those trying to eat it?


Fighting to survive, Eve finds herself alone in the world after the Crave—the only parallel of her former life. On the hunt for her sister, she runs into Gage—the first and only boy to have her heart and break it. It’s been four years and he isn’t a boy anymore, nor is he the same person he used to be. Against her better judgment, Eve agrees to stay with him when he divulges information on a safe haven near the small town they grew up in—but that doesn’t mean she has to like it…

Returning home elicits a myriad of emotions that both Eve and Gage thought they had buried. The past and present collide and they are  forced to the face bitter deceits that ruined them in the before and threaten to destroy them now…

 


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Megan D. Martin is a multi-published author, mother, student and editor. In her spare time she enjoys decorating her house with strange things that do not match, playing her old school Nintendo Entertainment System, and buying fish for her many fish tanks.

 

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He jerked her body forward as she struggled against his iron grip. He didn’t stop until he had her back pressed against the decaying wall of the old wooden building with her backpack scrunched painfully in between.

“I know what you need, Eve. You need me.” White-hot heat stabbed through her body like a knife. She fought the urge to rub against him. No, don’t let him control your body like this! “You can deny it all you want. You can escape and head to Eden on your merry way. I know you know where it is. I know you don’t need some fucking tour guide.” His words were vicious, his gray eyes brighter than moments before.

“Then why won’t you let me go? Huh?” She choked the words out, hoping he didn’t notice how he affected her.

“You don’t know what’s out there.”




 

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[PROMO Blitz] This Morning I Woke Up Dead By Mindy Larson



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By Mindy Larson
Date Published: 11/12/2013 – Re-Launch
Paranormal Romance
What would you do? What rules would you break to be with your soul mate? This morning Hadley Christensen and Dominic Morris woke up living their dream lives. They are engaged and each has promising careers in the  medical field. They are happier and more fulfilled than they have ever been, and they are ready to begin their happily ever after.
Sadly, on her way to work, Hadley is in an accident. Before taking her last breath, she realizes she is already dead – and everyone on Earth is too. Now Hadley and Dominic must each find a way to live without one another. How do they continue when they are two parts of one flame?
Hadley is given permission by the Masters to contact Dominic in the hopes he will also realize he is already dead. If Dominic can open his mind to hear Hadley they can be together forever. Is Dominic ready to give up life the way he knows it? 


Mindy Larson

Mindy Larsen has always had a vivid imagination that has only improved with her love of reading and writing.  She spent much of her childhood entertaining her three younger brothers with her stories and today she is bringing her imagination to life in books.
When not writing, Mindy enjoys spending time with the love of her life and four children while playing disc golf, cooking, baking, traveling and exploring.

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[Release Day Event & Giveaway] The Devil’s Salvation: The Final Epilogue by Gemma James

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Book: The Devil’s Salvation: The Final Epilogue
Author: Gemma James
Genre: Dark Erotica (Novella)
Release Date: November 24, 2013
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Synopsis

“It’s been a year since Kayla Sutton walked away from Gage Channing, the man who blackmailed her into sexual slavery. Now he’s back, and so is Ian Kaplan, Kayla’s one-time lover from her college days. Both men want her, but only one holds the power to make her submit—to her own dark desires and to the truth she still denies, even to herself. But Gage’s jealousy is his worst enemy, and when he thinks Kayla has chosen Ian, he sets in motion a drastic plan to claim what’s his. Only Kayla never expects him to infiltrate her heart so effortlessly; and she never dreamed there would come a day when he wouldn’t want her—when the mere sight of her turns him away in disgust. He believes she’s committed the ultimate sin, but will she use his mistake to finally escape the cage of his obsession? Or will she do whatever it takes to make him see he can entrust his heart to her . . . just as she’s already lost the core of her being to him?”

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Gemma James (a pseudonym for Christina Jean Michaels) loves to explore the darker side of sex in her fiction. She’s morbidly curious about anything dark and edgy and enjoys exploring the deviant side of human nature. Her stories have been described as being “not for the faint of heart.” She lives with her husband and their four children–three rambunctious UFC/wrestling-loving boys and one girl who steals everyone’s attention.

Excerpt

My breath grew shallow, from arousal, from fear. Gage was good at that—eliciting strong emotions that contrasted so sharply, they knocked a person on their ass in total confusion. I shouldn’t want him. I should scream at him to get the hell out of my house and never come back. I should get a freaking restraining order. As if the turmoil inside me didn’t exist, I set our omelets on the table and calmly took a seat across from him. “What did you mean by boundaries?” I stabbed a bite and shoved it in my mouth. Raising my eyes to his turned out to be a mistake. His hypnotic stare paralyzed me; I couldn’t look away if my life depended on it. I fell into the ocean of his gaze and almost missed the satisfied quirk of his lips. Almost. “You know by now that a relationship with me won’t be your standard variety. You’ll have rules that govern your behavior.” “My behavior?” “Yes. I expect you to obey me.” He set his fork down and winced. “But last year I was cruel to you and that’s not how I normally treat a woman. Not even when they beg me to hurt them beyond what I’m comfortable with.” “Then why?” I choked out. Everything he’d done hit me square in the chest, and his admission that he’d been exceptionally cruel hurt more than it should. “I wanted to destroy what was his.” He lowered his head with a frown. At least he had the grace to look ashamed. “Congratulations.” I let my fork drop, satisfied with the clatter it made. “You succeeded.” “No, I didn’t. Your strength is both my frustration and my undoing. There’s nothing more irritating or sexier on a woman.” He took a bite, and his gaze veered up to mine. “And to clarify on what I mean by boundaries, we’ll set limits this time. You’ll have a safe word.” “You’re talking as if we’re going to be together.” “I’m not leaving here without you, Kayla.”

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[Review Tour & Giveaway] Determinism by LK Collins


Determinism by LK Collins
Release date: NOVEMBER 15, 2013
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Book two in the Life. Destiny. Fate Series
Each book can be read as a stand-alone!!! 

Synopsis

At what point do you stop fighting the events that have long been predetermined by the course of fate?

Cara Savannah falls fast and falls hard. She always has. The problem is the kind of guys she falls for. They aren’t interested in anything more than a one night stand. Finally fed up with the years of heartache and lack of meaningful relationships, she vows to turn over a new leaf. Cara is going to let love take a backseat and focus on herself.  Most importantly- no more tattooed bad boys. The question is, how long can she manage to evade what fate has orchestrated for her?

Abel Mileski is every bit your typical bad boy on the exterior, but life’s left him broken and jaded. After years of meaningless sex with girls only seeing him for his good looks and tattoos, he sees no value within himself. Ready for a change, he shuts down his desires and immerses himself in his career. However, when fate intervenes, he is completely unprepared. Meeting Cara ignites his desires. She’s not fazed by his ink, and when he tries to charm her, he fails… Stunned by her instant dislike of him, he is determined to find out why.

After months of sexual tension, they make a decision that will forever change their lives. Will that decision be what ultimately wrecks them or brings them back together?

 

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My Review: 
4.0 Star Review – Determinism 


I recommend this book.

Firefighter…Check
Tattoos…Check
Freaking Hot Scenes…..Check

Really do I have to say more…..

Abel is all of these things but also very determined.  He wants Cara and will do what ever he has to in order to get her. 

Cara falls for guys fast.  She should avoid Abel as he is just like all the previous guys or is he? 

The sexual tension in this book is hot enough to light up the pages good thing Abel can put the fire out!! 

 Can’t wait for the next book.

 

 
Author Bio
LK Collins is first and foremost a dedicated wife and mother. She has always had a mad passion for reading and recently turned that passion into a love for writing. She writes sexy and erotic adult romance that is emotionally gripping. Fatalism, her debut novel, is available now on Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Determinism, book two of the Life. Destiny. Fate Series will be available November 15, 2013. The series will consist of five books, which can be read in order or as stand-alone novels.

 

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The Cab, Temporary Bliss
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A Great Big World, Say Something
Imagine Dragons, Radioactive
MS MR, This Isn’t Control
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I open my eyes but my vision is blurry and my head hurts. I clamp my eyes shut and pull the covers over my head. I realize as I lie there that I have a hangover. Damn it, I hate hangovers. I try again to open my eyes, this time with my head tucked underneath the covers. Once I manage to pull my vision into focus I notice that my sheets are dark gray. What the hell? I pull the covers back and blink wildly looking around. I’m not in my room. Shit, where am I? I look next to me and no one else is in the bed. I go to get up and my clothes are thrown all over the floor.

            Motherfucker.

            Think, Cara, think. What happened? I remember being at the BBQ, and I started taking shots with Troy. I sit up and look around but there is no sign of Abel. Quietly, I get out of bed and leave the bedroom. As I reach the living room I’m stopped dead in my tracks. Sleeping peacefully on the couch is Abel. He is naked from the waist up and his body is almost covered in tattoos. I thought it was just his arms, but they’re everywhere. I step closer wanting to get a better look at his art when the floor creaks. His sleepy eyes open and he looks at me. I smile shyly at him, not able to remember what happened last night.

            “How are you feeling?” he asks.

            I shake my head, and realize that I feel like I am going to pass out. He sits up and pats the couch next to him. I walk over and sit down. Looking at myself I suddenly realize I’m wearing one of his Denver Fire t-shirts and nothing else. Sitting down I go to grab a pillow to pull on my lap, but he covers me with the blanket he was using instead.

            Abel gets up, and as he walks by, I can’t miss the hard on he has. I look up at him and he puts his hand over it.

            “It’s just morning wood, kitten. Don’t worry. Nothing like that happened last night.” 

 


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