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Beautiful Failure by Mariah Cole New Cover Reveal & Giveaway!

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Synopsis

If you’re looking for a heartwarming story about a girl who falls deeply in love with a troubled boy who changes her life–a sob story with pretty metaphors and a million ways that’ll tell you how “broken” she is, STOP. Don’t read another word of this.

I’m not that type of girl.

My name is Emerald Anderson and I’m not going to bullshit you: I flunked out of college after my sophomore year, I’ve been fired from every job I’ve ever taken, and I’ve never had a fully functioning relationship in my life.

I wish I could say that I had a cheerleader in my corner, someone who says, “No, Emerald–You’re great and you are good at something!” but I don’t. My grandparents are completely oblivious to my life, and my mother’s dying words to me were “You’re going to end up just like me one day. A beautiful nothing.”

She was right.

As I decide to start my life over and take two jobs that will forever change me–one from the inside, and one from the outside, I keep my mother’s words close to my heart so I can keep the sexy and mysterious Carter Black away.

He’s the first man who’s ever pursued me, the first man who seems bent on finding out why I am the way I am, but he’s wasting his time.

I’m not broken. I don’t need to be fixed. I’m perfectly fine being a beautiful failure…

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Excerpt

My mother was a whore.

Her name was Leah Isabelle Anderson—“Leah Belle” for short, and she was one of New Jersey’s most sought after escorts.

With deep green eyes that could take any man’s breath away, and skin so porcelain and smooth that it looked too perfect to touch, she was breathtakingly beautiful. Often compared to a supermodel, her raven black hair fell past her shoulders, and her naturally long eyelashes were always coifed to perfection.

Growing up, I had no idea what she did with the men who picked her up in their shiny and expensive cars—the men who wore thousand dollar suits and patted me on the head while saying, “Your mom is really something special.”

In a way, these strangers became the closest thing I had to a family since I never knew my father: Her regulars, Christian and William, sent me gifts every Christmas. Arnie bought me my first bike, Steve taught me how to change a tire, and her most ruthless suitor—Vincent, took me shopping for designer clothes once a month.

Leah Belle—she never ever let me call her “mom,” wasn’t exactly a mother to me; she was more like an older friend. An older ‘I’ll-be-there-when-it’s-convenient’ friend.

She missed every elementary school play, every middle school writing competition, and never gave a damn about my grades. At first, the involuntary loneliness bothered me, but after I created an army of invisible friends and easily accessible fantasies, I came to terms with her neglect and happily accepted any attention she was willing to give me.

When I became a teenager, she started to hang around me more often—promising that she would do better, promising that she would make sure that “from here on out, [we’d] be best friends.” Since she’d run away from her parents after having me at sixteen, she made a point to never lecture or discipline me. She did however, teach me three very important lessons:

1.) “Always put tons of effort into the way you look. You need to be beautiful on the outside, no matter how fucked up you are on the inside. If you ever feel sad or depressed, suck that shit up and add more mascara.”

2.) “Don’t make friends. Make sponsors. If you can’t get anything out of someone or use them for a specific purpose, kick that person out of your life ASAP.”

3.) “Beauty wins over brains every time. Your body will always be your most important asset. Remember that.”

For my fourteenth birthday, she poured me my first shot and offered me a short line of coke, saying, “Welcome to life, Em!”

I shook my head at the coke—I’d read about the effects, but I happily took the red shot glass from her hand.

“To the best fuckin’ daughter in the world!” She lifted her glass in the air, waiting for me to do the same, and then she ordered me to toss it back.

The initial burning sensation was painful—disgusting, but in the years to come, that bitterness tasted better and better, and I looked forward to the two of us drinking together. It was the only time that she gave me her undivided attention.

In those moments, I would tell her about another writing competition I’d won or how I’d received more early college scholarships. When it was her turn, she would tell me about “turning tricks” like other parents told their kids about a day at the office.

“I can’t tell you how weak Ben’s dick was today,” she’d say. “I mean, I feel like I should be charging him double for the weak ass fucks he puts me through.”

“You don’t enjoy it with him? Ever?” I’d ask.

“No. Never with him. But he’s a sponsor, I’m getting his money, and that’s all that matters. I just lie there, scratch his back, and say ‘HarderHarder’ to make him think I’m into it until—”

“Until he cums?”

“Yep.” She’d pass me a cigarette before sighing. “With him and a few others, I usually have to take a few shots beforehand to numb my mind. With the really good ones, all I have to do is relax. Sex can be fucking incredible when it’s done right…”

One particular Friday, after she let one of her regulars take me shopping for a Chanel bag, I unlocked the door to our home and saw droplets of blood all over the floor.

“Leah?” I set my shopping bag down. “Did you get another nose bleed?”

No answer.

I headed into the kitchen, looking for her usual remedies—hot tea and Q tips, but she wasn’t there.

“You here?” I walked around our living room and checked all the rooms upstairs. Confused, I pulled out my cell phone and called her.

No answer again.

I shrugged and opened a bottle of vodka, tossing back a few shots. I figured she’d left with one of her sponsors for a quickie and would be back by the time our favorite show started.

I decided to take a shower before it came on and headed into the downstairs bathroom.

The second I hit the lights, my heart fell out of my chest.

I wanted to believe that what I was seeing was simply a sick joke by my imagination—a twisted fantasy I’d snap out of in seconds.

Pale and blue, Leah’s body lay lifeless in our tub. Her left arm was dangling over the edge, and the small velvet bag where she kept her cocaine was dangling from her fingertips.

Scattered across the floor were hundreds of prescription pills and empty orange bottles that bore the names of strangers. On the vanity, there was an empty syringe and a folded note that read “For my Em…”

Trembling, I rushed to her side and pressed my finger against her neck, hoping for a pulse.

Nothing.

I tilted her head back and tried to breathe life into her—pressing her chest with my hands every few seconds, but it was no use.

She was gone.

I sank down to the floor in tears—cursing her, hating her, for doing this to me. To us.

I had no friends to call, no family either, so in my numb and dazed state I somehow managed to call 9-1-1. While the operator attempted to calm me down by asking me to take deep breaths, I walked over to the vanity and unfolded Leah’s last note:

Em,

I know you’re confused right now, but I want you to know that I love you. I love you so fucking much… You were the only thing that made my life worth living, and I wish I was strong enough to keep that in mind…

I’m not.

I’m tired of living a lie and I haven’t been happy in a very long time… I just can’t take it anymore…

I’ve fucked up a lot of things in my life, but the biggest regret I have is the way I raised you…I’m so sorry… This is going to be hard for you to believe—especially since I’m gone, but I need you to forget all that shit I taught you. Right now.

Fuck using your looks to get what you want. Go to college and do some good shit with your life, like write or something. You’re a good writer, you’re very smart, and you need to use your brain to get ahead. Can you promise to do that for me, Em?

Then again…It’s probably too late and I’m willing to bet that you’ll end up just like me: A beautiful nothing…

It won’t be your fault though. It’ll be—

I stopped reading and flushed that note down the toilet. Her last words were clearly written out of sadness and they were only compounding my pain.

As far as I was concerned, Leah had raised me the best she could and she was far from a “beautiful nothing” in my eyes. In fact, I cherished every single thing she’d taught me.

Even though I was beyond hurt that she’d selfishly left me all alone, I was determined to remember her at her best and for everything she was to me:

My mother.

My best friend.

My role model.

 

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Mariah Cole is a Starbucks addict (hazelnut shots, please!), New Adult author, and an incessant daydreamer. Known for pushing the envelope, she’s an avid reader of indie books and is always looking to chat with readers and authors alike.

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The Sex On The Beach Series by Jenna Bennett, Jen McLaughlin, Jennifer Probst Cover Reveals & Giveaway

 

Today is the big cover reveal for the SEX ON THE BEACH series! This series includes the novellas BEFORE YOU by Jenna Bennett, BETWEEN US by Jen McLaughlin, and BEYOND ME by Jennifer Probst. 
 
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NOTE FROM THE AUTHORS:
Dear Reader,
Prepare yourself for Sex on the Beach, a trilogy featuring BETWEEN US (Jen McLaughlin), BEYOND ME (Jennifer Probst), and BEFORE YOU (Jenna Bennett). Three separate novellas. Three different authors. One literary world. Read them all, or just read one. It’s up to you! No matter which route you choose, these standalone novellas are sure to satisfy your need for sizzling romance and an emotion packed story.
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BEFORE YOU by Jenna Bennett

BOOK SUMMARY:

It’s all fun and games

I had a simple plan for spring break.

Sun, sand, and a hot guy. Sex on the beach, with no strings attached.

A chance to get rid of this pesky virginity once and for all.

And when I met Tyler McKenna, I thought I had it made.

Until someone gets hurt

But then girls started turning up at Key West landmarks. Girls who looked like me, but with one crucial difference: They’d all been drugged and relieved of their virginity.

The virginity I still have. The virginity Ty refuses to take.

And now I’ve begun to wonder whether there isn’t more to him than meets the eye.

Suddenly, sex on the beach doesn’t sound so good anymore…

 

BETWEEN US by Jen McLaughlin
BOOK SUMMARY:
I’m just a girl…I’m a famous country star who’s spent her life cultivating a good girl persona to avoid bad press, but I’ve reached my limit. I’m going away for spring break with my two best friends from college, and we’ve vowed to spend the vacation seeking out fun in the sun—along with some hot, no-strings-attached sex. The only thing I needed was the perfect guy, and then I met Austin Murphy. He might be totally wrong for me, but the tattooed bad boy is hard to resist. When I’m in his arms, everything just feels right.And I’m just a guy…I’m just a bartender who lives in Key West, stuck in an endless cycle of boredom. But then Mackenzie Forbes, America’s Sweetheart herself, comes up to me and looks at me with those bright green eyes…and everything changes. She acts like she’s just a normal girl and I’m just a normal guy, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. My past isn’t pretty, you know. I did what I had to do to survive, and she’d run if she learned the truth about my darkness. But with her, I’m finally realizing what it’s like to be alive. To laugh, live, and be happy.All good things must come to an end…

BEYOND ME by Jennifer Probst

BOOK SUMMARY:

CAN FUN IN THE SUN TURN INTO LASTING LOVE?

Spring break in Key West with my besties was supposed to be casual fun. But I never expected to meet James Hunt. Sex and frolic? Yes! A relationship? No. But his hot blue eyes and confident manner drew me in. And when he let me see the man behind the mask, I fell hard, foolishly believing there could be a future for us. Of course I never considered our relationship might be based on lies…or that his betrayal could rock my foundation and make me question everything I believed in…

OR WILL A LIFE BUILT ON LIES RUIN EVERYTHING?

The moment I saw Quinn I knew I had to have her. She hooked me with her cool eyes and don’t touch me attitude. I had it all, money, social status, and looks. I could get any girl I wanted…until her. When my friends challenged me with a bet to get her into bed by the end of the week, I couldn’t pass it up. But sex wasn’t supposed to turn into love. She wasn’t supposed to change me, push me, and make me want more for myself. She wasn’t supposed to wreck me in all ways. And now, if I can’t turn my lies into truth, I just might lose her forever…

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Entangled (The Fullerton Family Saga) by Ginger Voight Blog Tour & Giveaway!


The first 2 books “Enticed” & “Entangled” to Ginger Voight’s newest series “The Fullerton Family Saga” are NOW AVAILABLE and we don’t have to wait to long for the conclusion of this series – Book #3 will be released in March!!!

Make sure to check out the Giveaway for Signed paperbacks of the entire Saga below! Be sure to join our Facebook Event for the Blog Tour – CLICK HERE to join.

Rachel Dennehy had a crazy thought. If she could just start over somewhere else, she could forget about her sad and tragic past and all the ghosts that chased her. When an email landed in her inbox, to tutor a difficult student whose father just happened to be the CEO of one of the biggest companies in the nation, the apple was a bit too enticing for Rachel to refuse. She moves from Texas to Beverly Hills, where she is tasked with turning around her wealthy pupil’s bad attitude. It is a bad attitude that stems almost entirely from his parents’ ugly divorce and even uglier custody battle.
That her new boss Andrew, or Drew, Fullerton is one of the handsomest and most eligible bachelors in the world means nothing to Rachel. She has absolutely no plans to ever marry or have kids of her own. Her priority is teaching nine-year-old Jonathan, who needs her guidance and her direction and… most importantly… her friendship.
Drew’s brother, Alex, however, assumes otherwise. He basically accuses her of being a gold-digging opportunist upon their first meeting. This sets the two immediately at odds, though they both have young Jonathan’s best interest at heart. Alex believes that Rachel is a “ringer,” a wholesome alternative to edge Jonathan’s socialite mother out of the running for custody, since she left Drew after her own salacious affair with a younger man. He wastes no time in telling Rachel that as long as she stays in her job, she will keep Jonathan from his real mother, and that is the driving force behind Drew’s interest.
Unfortunately the more he tries to warn her away from Drew, the closer he ultimately propels her toward her charming boss. Drew never questions her motivation or her presence because Jonathan thrives under her tutelage, and Drew is beguiled by her no-nonsense attitude that challenges him from the start.
Rachel navigates these choppy waters solely to protect Jonathan. She sees the adults in the family as self-serving; most of whom are far more interested in hurting each other than taking care of this fragile, vulnerable boy. Her heart traps her into this sticky web, despite her own history of loss and betrayal. How long will she last? More importantly, what will she be required to give to save these Fullerton men who continually tug her in three different directions?
The saga begins with the first book, titled “Enticed,” due to release in early 2014. Author Ginger Voight returns to the dream-making landscape of Los Angeles, in a new tale that throws back the curtain on the dangerous power, appeal and excess of the privileged. Only by the time this tale is done, one principle character will pay the ultimate price as they all race toward that elusive happily ever after.
 
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The saga continues for Rachel Dennehy, the tenacious small-town teacher caught in between two compelling, powerful brothers.
****This is Book 2 in the series. Blurb may contain spoilers for Book 1.****
In Book 2 of the Fullerton Family Saga, teacher Rachel Dennehy heads back to California to save her favorite little boy from his rapid downward spiral. She feels responsible for Jonathan’s destructive behavior, knowing it was her broken promise that sent him off the rails. She moves in with Alex, a man who had been her nemesis for so long. Thrust together with the shared goal of saving Jonathan, they find more in common than they had realized.
In fact, it is Alex who comes to her rescue Drew confronts Rachel over her “betrayal.” The chemistry still burns hot between them, but Rachel cannot forgive Drew’s cruel deception. Unfortunately he is unwilling to let her go. Drew Fullerton doesn’t like to lose, especially to his younger brother. So he proceeds with his plan to win her back, using every trick in the book to force her hand, including his son.
Young Jonathan holds fast to his dream of a real family, which tears her in yet another direction. Her heart is torn between the three Fullertons, all of whom need her in very different ways. Someone is going to get hurt, no matter what she does. She struggles to do what is right, even when she finds it puts her at direct odds with what she wants.
How far must Rachel go to win back Jonathan’s trust, and protect the men she has grown to love?
 
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**KIM’S REVIEW**

*4.5 Stars*

Note: If you have not read Enticed then please do not read any further as there may be spoilers that could ruin the story for you.  You definitely need to read Enticed before Entangled.

“People leave. People break promises. People make mistakes.”

Entangled picks up right where Enticed left off.  Rachel is on her way back to LA to help take care of Jonathan who is spiraling out of control.  Alex thinks the only one who can help him is Rachel.  If Rachel thinks this will be a walk in the park, she has another thing coming.

“What are you going to do about it? Leave again? Break another one of your promises? F*ck Alex this time instead of my dad?”

Jonathan proves to be quite a challenge in this book.  He’s angry, hurt, bitter and doesn’t know how to handle it so he rebels.  Will Rachel be able to get through to him before he hurts himself?  Or will someone else end up getting hurt in the process?

“Matters of the heart are…complicated.”

As soon as Drew finds out that Rachel is back he goes to see her.  And even though he has moved on with Olivia Guest, he still wants Rachel back.  He thinks she’s the perfect fit for him and Jonathan.  Does he love her?  Ehh maybe in his own way but I don’t know if he’s truly capable of loving her the way she should be.  He’s all about money, power and what will make him look better in the public eye.  Rachel is determined that she’ll never go down that road again.

“Alex is no substitute.”

“Then what is he?”

“What you could been.”

Alex has done a complete 180 from the first book and there’s no way you cannot adore him.  Rachel and Alex slowly seek comfort in one another and their love affair begins.  For the time being they need to keep it a secret in fear of Jonathan retaliating.  However, Alex is reluctant and never truly believes that Rachel is done with Drew.

“He’s always going to be between us, isn’t he?”

Even though Rachel knows that Drew is toxic she can’t deny to herself that she’s still in love with him.

“We made a mess.”

“We certainly did.”

Oh what a tangled web we weave!! Ginger Voight certainly brings on the angst in this book.  I was screaming and crying while my heart was breaking.  Devastated is an understatement.  You would think that I was the one betrayed.  I’m surprised my Kindle is still working right now.  I was ready to break it into a million pieces then burn it. 

“Take a deep breath.”

I’m trying too!  Just thinking about it gets me worked up all over again!! The fact that Ginger can bring these emotions out of me means that it truly is a good book.  Whether I’m happy with the ending or not doesn’t matter because I truly believe certain people got what they deserved. 

“Life is a game.”

“Don’t you want to play it with a winner?”

Now I’m impatiently waiting for book 3 but at least I know who Rachel picks at the end of this one!!! NOPE!!  I’m not telling you!!  You definitely need to read this and find out for yourself!!

“So you see, Jonathan, there are some things love can’t forgive.”

I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

 

Ginger Voight is prolific author, freelance writer and optioned screenwriter. Her fiction is diverse, with novels like the edgy, coming-of-age drama DIRTY LITTLE SECRETS, and the fun family adventure for kids of all ages, COMIC SQUAD.
Having grown up reading different authors like Danielle Steel and Stephen King, Ginger has always been drawn more to story than to genre. This shows up in her various stories. Titles such as MY IMMORTAL and TASTE OF BLOOD are a delicious, heady mix of horror, suspense, and romance.
Genre romance, however, has held a special place in her heart, ever since she read her first Harlequin novel when she was only eleven. As a result, Ginger is making a name for herself writing romances of her own, starring women who look more like the average American woman rather than those traditionally represented in the size-biased American media. Her Rubenesque romances were created especially for those heroines with fuller figures, who can still get the man of their dreams if only they believe they can. Such titles include UNDER TEXAS SKIES, LOVE PLUS ONE, THE GROUPIE TRILOGY, THE FIERCE TRILOGY and PICTURE POSTCARDS.
Ginger was included in the best-selling book by Smith Magazine NOT QUITE WHAT I WAS PLANNING, featuring her six-word memoir.

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The lines are blurred between what is real and what isn’t, the darkness that was once a place I feared was now a place of safety. If I stayed in the darkness, the hellish reality of what was truly happening no longer seemed real.

But I was about to be pulled out from under the consuming blanket of dark shadows, and plunged into the murky depths of my past. I was about to be shown my demons and all it’s evil sides, all of it’s pain and grief. I could only hope I survive it.

What happens when the world you once knew crumbles and falls at your feet?
Who will find me? Who will save me from my demons?

My dark prince or my white knight…

And will I find myself in the process.

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**MEGAN’S REVIEW**

*3.5 Stars*

Total adrenaline rush from the start.  Open the book and prepare to have your heart instantly racing.  PUMP PUMP PUMP….

I was so excited to see where this story would end up.  I was a fan of both Logan and Angel.  Logan from the get go and Angel grew on me- quickly…that was until the previous ending!!  So let’s just say I couldn’t wait until I had Logan back.  It took a while but ahhh… “Sweetheart“!!!!!  YAY!!!

Now, in all honesty I didn’t expect this story to take the turn that it did. In one moment I was on cloud nine, the book could have ended right then and there and I would have been pleased!!  BUT NOOOOOO…. that’s not what happen.  What happened was that I got totally pissed….What the heck???? I get why it happened but did it have to be so damn brutal.

It’s hard for me not to spill my guts and say things that show my emotion without giving any of the story line away.  But the emotion reading this was raw and pure and extremely and desperately nerve wrecking.  I seriously wanted to shake the sense into these characters!

“I have never thought she was too broken. I have thought that maybe I can’t give her what she wants, what she needs.  But I have never once thought that maybe she was too broken.”

This book was about growth and come backs and healing. Healing bones and skin and flesh and hearts.

I believe there were many aspects of healing that needed to happen.  Logan, Neve, Angel even Tate and Low had been torn upside down with the past that they’ve all lived.

“What do you want from me?”

    “You. Just you. All of you.  Every broken piece.”

I’m at a little loss as to my rating.  I was such a huge fan of Finding You and stoked to see how it would be wrapped up but I’m feeling I missed out on some things that should have been huge. I thought it would come back at some point and be a little more relevant.  But, maybe there IS more to come…???  And then that one thing I ranted earlier about, it left me a very weird taste in my mouth. It keeps playing in my mind. For me I thought it was really out of character and I never would have guess it would play out that way.

3.5- there…I didn’t hate it and I didn’t gush hearts and flowers.  There were really good parts.  Some great lines but there were some serious missing pieces in my opinion.

This was a much faster read than I thought it would be.  I felt as though I was flying through it. I know I’m killing you with this secretive talk but if I say it, you’d hate me.  I really would rather you go through the motions and see for yourself!!!!

**Received an ARC as part of the blog tour in exchange for an honest review**

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“Neva, don’t walk away from me!” Logan spits.

He is angry. What right did he have to be angry with me? I wasn’t the one flirting with another girl. Why was he even here anyway? “Go away, Logan!” I say, walking faster.

Suddenly my arms are latched to my back and I am being spun around. My heartbeat picks up around twenty notches as I come eye to eye with Logan.

“Why the hell are you always running from me? I can’t take it when you run from me!”

“I’m not doing this now. Let me go.” I say, trying to get my wrist free from his grasp.

“No, we are doing this now. Why the hell did you run?”

“We’re all running from something, Logan.” I spit, repeating Dex’s words.

“You still don’t get it do you? How much clearer do I need to be for you to understand that I’m not going anywhere? I have been in love with you for ten years, Neva! Ten years. It isn’t just going to go away!”

“I never asked you to love me! Why are you doing this to me?” “Because I hate seeing you fall and not get back up. I want to be the one to catch you, but you keep pushing me away!”

“What do you want from me?” I whisper.

“You. Just you. All of you. Every broken piece.”

I bow my head. He releases my wrists from behind my back, and they drop to my side. I can’t give him what he wants. I just can’t do it. I will break him. Christ, I break myself on a daily basis.

“I can’t give you that.” I say, taking a step back.

“I’m not giving you up without a fight, Neva. You can’t just walk away from us!”

“I am protecting you the only way I know how.”

“I don’t need protecting. What part of me looks like it needs protecting?”

“Your heart.” I whisper. I gulp back the tears that were begging to release. I would not cry. But every time I pushed back that feeling, it hurt just a little bit more.

“You’re breaking it right now.” He whispers, taking a step towards me.

“I will break it over and over again, Logan. My nightmares will hurt you, my fear of people being ripped away from me will gut you, and my anxiety will spike yours.”

“I can take pain, Neva. I had dealt with it for the past three weeks. I would rather have the pain with you, than without you.”

“I … I.” The words are at the tip of my tongue. Waiting to release, but I know if I say them, everything will change. Nothing will be the same and I will drag him into the pit of hell where my heart lies and my nightmares are real.

“I can’t.”

 

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S.K. Hartley is a mother, wife and a writer. Based in the not so sunny North West of England you can find her either glued to her computer desk, in the public library (Yes, they do still exist!) or floating around her favourite authors books signings.

S.K. Hartley has an unhealthy obsession with coffee, chocolate and retro computer games and a healthy obsession of stalking indie authors.

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Broken Dreams by Kelly Elliott Cover Reveal!

 
 
SYNOPSIS:
 
Courtney Will always dreamed of finding her Prince
Charming and living happily ever after, like in the fairy tales she read as a
child. Her dreams were shattered one fateful night when her prince turned out
to be her worst nightmare. Burying herself in her job as an editor, Courtney
tried to forget her past, and she lost hope of ever finding true love.
 
Reed Moore’s past filled his world with guilt and
anger, and then a mistake in college deepened these feelings. Fearing he will one
day repeat his father’s mistakes with the woman he loves, Reed has vowed to
never give his heart to anyone.
 
Reed and Courtney have each spent years building
walls to guard their hearts, so when their feelings for one another explode
into something unexpected, they argue and throw hurtful words at each other in
hopes of avoiding the truth.
 
Will Reed end up being the Prince Charming
Courtney has dreamed of her entire life? Is Courtney the woman who will help
Reed move past the guilt and anger, so he can embrace love?
 
Can their broken
dreams become their happily ever after?
 
 
 
 
 
 
Who is Kelly Elliott?
Really I’m just a
wife to a wonderful Texas cowboy who has a nack for making me laugh almost
daily and supports my crazy ideas and dreams for some unknown reason…he
claims it’s because he loves me…..so I’ll just go with that one!
I’m also a mom to an amazing daughter who constantly is asking me to make her

something to eat while she has her fingers moving like mad on her cell phone sending
out what I’m sure is another very important text message!Oh…and I like to sit down and write in my spare time!I live in the Texas hill country and one of my favorite things to do is go for
hikes around our property with my second favorite man, Gus….my chocolate lab
and my sweet girl Rose, our golden retriever. When I’m not outside helping the
hubby haul brush or move rocks or whatever fun chore he has in store for me
that day, you will find me inside reading, writing or watching HGTV and soaking
in a nice hot bubble bath…..yeah that last one I just made up but it sure
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Scorpions MC Prequel: Ryder by Jani Kay Release Day Blitz

Title: Scorpions MC Prequel: RYDERAuthor: Jani Kay
Release Date:  January 28, 2014

All Jade ever wants is an intelligent, well-mannered, and highly educated man like her daddy. One who has stellar career prospects as he climbs the corporate ladder to success. A good provider who will give her a stable life and a gorgeous house in the right neighborhood. A charmed life.
Everything orderly and well balanced.
Her perfect match.
Isn’t that what every woman wants?
What she doesn’t want is a smartass, cocky, rough-around-the-edges biker. One who has tattoos and piercings, and looks like a sex god. One who is demanding and controlling. The ultimate alpha male who storms into her life and shakes her to the core.
Jade never saw it coming. Ryder is the one man she can’t resist. He shows her what she really needs. Him.

All Ryder wants is inner peace. Freedom from the hatred churning in his gut.
Since his mother deserted him, his life has turned to sh*t.
He’s killed a man, lost his brother and fought for his survival. All before turning twelve.
Saved by Razor and Cobra, sons of the Scorpions, he owes his life and allegiance to them. The Scorpion MC is his only family. One he will serve and protect till his dying breath.
What he doesn’t need in his life is a smart mouthed woman who thinks she’s better than him. One who pushes every one of his buttons. One who challenges him to want to be more than a drifter. One who makes him question everything he’s ever known.
Ryder never saw it coming. He can’t get Jade out of his head. She shows him what he really wants. Her.

**DEBBIE’S REVIEW**

*4.5 Panty Dropping Stars*

Let me start off by saying there is a new HOT ass biker in town and his name is Ryder!

This is a prequel to Jani Kay’s upcoming MC series. This book gave you back story about the main characters and set the scene for the upcoming series. 

You have Jade who is an independent woman and you could say a little uptight. She has her life all planned and is on a mission to find the perfect man. Her life changes when she meets Ryder! Holy HOTNESS does not even begin to describe Ryder! Ryder Knox is the son of a groupie who ended up in juvenile detention. That is where he met and was rescued by Scorpion MC.

“Cobra was my best friend. In fact, he was probably my only real friend. After the brothers rescued me that fateful day, we formed a bond stronger than any I’d ever experienced with someone that wasn’t blood family.”

Now VP of the club he is faced with lots of serious issues. 

Sparks fly between these two from the start! She sees him as a low life loser and he sees her is a total uptight pampered princess who he likes to refer to as “a bitch”. The problem is they just can’t stop thinking about each other. The banter between the two and the smart comebacks and comments are great! 

“Well aren’t you just a little ray of fucking sunshine.”

   “I’m  guessing your dick must be really small. Cause if you need to give such a sales pitch, your package is obviously lacking.”

   “Oh baby, you have no idea what’s waiting for you. The ride of a lifetime. And a hundred percent money back guarantee if you aren’t satisfied.”

Lets not even get started on the Chemistry between these two. OMG!!!! It is off the charts HOT and you get a taste of just how HOT things can get between these two.  

The story line is very different and looking forward to the release of book 1 because I think it is going to be one fantastic read. 

Can two people from different worlds that have nothing in common make it. Can the Princess find her Prince in a tattoo dirty mouthed biker? Can’t wait to find out!

“Fuck how screwed up this was. A princess and a biker. It couldn’t work in a million years. I knew that. Yet, I couldn’t stop myself even if I wanted to.”

   “My princess bitch was the perfect woman for me.”

I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

Jani has been married for a long time to a special man, and her two children and their partners are the sunshine in her life. She is a voracious reader and would spend her last dollar on a book – always fascinated that for the mere price of a book, she can escape her world for a while and see through someone else’s eyes.

Besides reading, her favorite ‘thing’ is traveling – she has traveled the world, learning about the ways people live and has come to the realization that no matter where we live, we all ultimately want the same things. Her hobby – Scrapbooking – keeps her up till way after midnight and her usual subjects are her family and her travels.

Ever since she can remember, Jani wanted to write stories about people, about their lives and loves. Relationships and Happiness – arguably the most difficult things to master in life and yet exactly what everyone ultimately desires (in her humble opinion).

 
 

Who I Am (FireNine #3) by Shanora Williams Release Day!

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Some stories aren’t easy to tell.

Some situations aren’t easy to relive.

But I was raised to be strong—to hold my own. Because of it, I was hurt, torn down, beaten and even had my heart snatched right out of my chest.

But I’m ready now. It’s time for me to speak up. You want to know what really goes on inside my head, well I’m right here.

Real. Raw. Intense.

This is all me. Roy Sykes. This is my story, and trust me… its far from pretty.

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**TARA & SHANYN’S REVIEW**

*4 Stars*

Roy Sykes is a broken man.  Before his band made it big as FireNine, Roy’s life was spiraling downhill. This is Roy’s story as told by him during an interview for a magazine article about his life.  The first 57% of the book is a flashback to Roy’s life 8 years ago, and how the decisions he has made, and things he has done made him the man he is.

“I think… that was the hardest shit I’ve ever been through-and I’ve been through a lot of shit.”

After meeting and falling for a mob bosses daughter, Roy allows himself to finally open up to the one the girl who has stolen his heart.   When everything around him seems to be closing in on him, Roy depends on Rose to be his light at the end of the tunnel.  Through the course of a year, Roy struggles through ups and downs with Rose, until finally all of his dreams seem to be finally coming true.  Suddenly his world comes crashing down again around him leaving him heartbroken.

T: I loved Roy in the first two books in the FireNine series, so I was super excited to learn Roy’s back story.  I was intrigued by what was going on in his head and the way he was.  While I did enjoy learning Roy’s back story, I felt that it ran a little flat for me, and was drawn out a little longer then I would have liked.

S: I agree Tara. I couldn’t wait for Roy’s book to be released. I wanted to know what made him who he is. But, I too felt it was drawn out too far. I kept finding myself asking “When will we get to the present”? I am so glad I know more about him, but it could have been done within 30% of the book.

“A huge part of me died after my encounter with Rose and mom’s death.”

FireNine is reaching the peak of success, Roy has moved on from his past, and Kelsey enters his life just when he needed her the most.  At 57%, we come back to present day and pick up with Roy’s life.

“I wanted to dig deeper because, in some sort of way, what I saw in her eyes had also been hidden behind mine.”

T: I absolutely love Kelsey…I can totally relate to the passion Roy has for her.  Their instant connection in Who We Are had me cheering for their relationship.  I knew from the start she was going to be the one to break Roy, and show him what true love was all about.

S: Kelsey and Roy make me so happy together! She knows how to relate to Roy, and had me believing she could be the one person to change his life. She would open his heart. I just hoped he would let her.

Things are going great for Roy and Kelsey until Rose re-emerges in his life and things start to unravel.  Roy finds his emotions are torn between past and present, the love he shares with Kelsey, and the love he once knew with Rose.

*Will Roy let Rose come between him and Kelsey? 
*Are the memories of his first love too hard to let go of?
*Will his past come back and ruin the life he has created for himself?
*Will Roy find his Happily Ever After? 

These are just some of the questions you will be asking yourself as you read through the second half of the book.  While they will all be answered, you may find yourself surprised at how it all plays out. During a brief time, you will want to slap Roy and ask him “why Roy why?”.

“It was because of you that I believed in love again.”

S & T:  We were both expecting an angsty, drawn out, twist and turn time here.  It felt so rushed and predictable.  We would have loved to see a confrontation between Kelsey and Rose, and to see Roy prove himself to his one true love. 

This right here, this angelic girl lying beside me and the boys I’ve grown up with, are all I have in this world now.”

Overall we both enjoyed reading Who I Am.  We both agree it is a 4 Star read.  To get the full experience and fully understand Roy, you should read Who He Is and Who We Are, which btw are both AMAZING!!!  Although, Who I Am, only briefly touches on the past characters from the first 2 books in the series, it is important to have a glimpse into Roy’s actions in those books to understand him completely. 

“I love Roy Sykes with my whole heart. I love him more than I’ve loved anyone else. Our love…it’s infinite.”

*An ARC was provided in exchange for an honest review*

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A smile smothers my lips as I spot Roy standing in front of some fancy restaurant. He’s dressed in all black (as usual), but his hair is wavy, proving he most likely took a shower before reaching his destination. He’s looking around, and there are moments when he checks his phone. My smile continues as I start to walk toward him, but in no time, my smile evaporates. A girl rushes up to him, and I stop in my tracks, staring like a deer stuck in headlights. I’m… confused. The girl stands on her toes and wraps her arms around his neck, and somehow, a part of me shrivels away. I swallow to block the dryness in my throat. I can feel my bottom lip trembling… my palms getting sweaty. I don’t even realize I’ve dropped the bag in my hand or the cup holder containing the coffee until I’m storming towards him. My eyebrows are furrowed, fists clenched tight around my keys. The sharp metal of my keys is digging into my hand, but I don’t even realize it. I can’t seem to focus on anything but my boyfriend walking into some restaurant with this blonde beauty.

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When she’s not writing, she’s happily reading or watching cartoons like the big kid she is. She has a wonderful family that you will hear her brag and talk about all of the time. Whenever she just wants to get away from the words for a while, she’ll spend some time with her loved ones, eat gummy bears, or drown in Coca-Cola and anything else caffeinated.

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My heart belonged to Branch and Brooks Valentine since we were children, when we were all too naïve to know what that even meant. We didn’t understand that when we became adults, love would change us. I had to make a choice and when I did, it ripped our bond apart. Brooks left town, and he took half of my heart with him. It was difficult, but I coped and planned my future with Branch. I thought I’d made the right decision. I loved him and I always had.
Brooks showed up to be our best man the night before our nuptials. After drinks and too much reminiscing, I ended up in bed with the wrong brother. To avoid the humiliation and the fact that I’d ruined all of our lives, I left Branch and the only family I’d ever known.
That’s where my story should have ended.
Two years, one beautiful little girl and an abusive marriage later, I was standing there staring at the man that would always hold my heart.
The only question was…
Would I give it to him
I’m Katy Michaels and this is my story

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~Cyrus~

Truth

I know who I am. I’m Cyrus Steel, son, brother, uncle, friend to people I choose to bring into my life.

Truth

I could fuck up anyone I want.

Truth

I know the devastation I can and have caused.

Truth

I can’t change the past, but I have chosen how to live now.

Truth

I like to fuck, and I will do a chick better than she’s ever been done. Hard and wild. No more than three hook ups. No expectations, no one gets hurt. As long as she agrees …it’s on.

One of my favorite tattoo’s bridges the V, and it says Truth.

A constant reminder of who I was and who I am now.

~Tara~

I wasn’t sure I knew how or even if I should tell him there was no one who loved me. Tony was the last person to say those words to me and he hadn’t meant it. He just wanted to use me.

That’s what this beautiful man underneath me, showed me today. He hadn’t used me, he didn’t even know me. But he thought I was beautiful, and he was nice to me. Tony was wrong about him, and even though I never want to see him again, I wish I could tell him just how wrong he was.

Can truth be altered? Can truth be seen when walls are built for protection, for self preservation? Will self doubt and years of pain cloud two hearts from finding their truth?

 

 

 

 

 

Hungry –I was so fucking hungry for her sweet milk I dragged her to the bottom of the bed and threw her knees over my shoulders. She sat up and grabbed my hair, pushing her hot wet snatch harder against my face.

She was shaking all over which was kind of hot. Not this time, this shit was mine. I wrapped my arms around her legs supporting that little peach of an ass, and stood. She held on tight as I pushed her back against the wall and fucked her with my tongue and sucked her little nub until she screamed and dug into my back. Her body trembled as I continued and she began to plead for mercy. I slid that hot drenched little cunt down my face rubbing my stubble against her thighs and slowly down to the floor.

“Oh my God,” she panted.

“Birdie that was just a taste,” and I’d never tasted anything so fucking sweet in my life.

I pulled my shirt off, and her eyes looked over me. For a moment I’d forgotten she’d never seen me shirtless. Hell yeah, my body was hard but she was checking out the art. Her little fingers traced the piece on my rib and she looked up at me, “It hurts.”

I couldn’t think or speak or have any desire to explain just how bad, not now, not ever.

“A little, but you wanna know what will make it feel all better?”  I picked her little ass up and laid her down and shed my pants.

Her eyes widened when she caught a glimpse of my hard cock, yeah that’s right, fucking hung. And hell no that’s not arrogance— that’s truth. Just like it said across the V. She fingered that as well tracing the letters in awe and wonder.

“Birdie, you gonna play with my ink, or give me a little somethin’?”

A smile crept across her face as she looked up at me. I wasn’t use to this shit, this curiosity and when they say it kills the cat they’re fucking wrong, it kills the cock.

“It’s real big,” she grabbed right under the head and I groaned as the electricity of her touch pulsed throughout me.

“You wanna say hello?”

“I wanna kiss it.”

“If you’re waiting for permission, you’ve already got it, do with it what you want.”

She was killing me with the little pecks up and then back down my shaft. She looked up at me and her tongue darted out and licked from my balls to just beneath my head and then back down. I was no bitch but I am pretty fucking sure I was going to cry if she didn’t suck my tip.

She looked up at me again and smiled, “You taste good.”

And now I was gonna blow it all over her face, one more word and I was a fucking goner.

“Suck my cock Birdie,” and she did.

Her tongue circled around the tip and I knelt on the bed in front of her. Those green eyes never left mine she watched me as she went up and down my length slowly then fast and then slow again. When she sucked hollowing her cheeks and moaned on the way up I pulled back because I wasn’t about to blow my wad yet. I wanted in.

I pushed her back and sucked on her left titty and I worked it as I rubbed her drenched little pussy. She pushed against my hand slowly and I eased a finger inside her tight little twat. I was gonna have to work at this, fuck she was tight. I shoved another finger in and she cried out, “Yes.”

And her hips began to meet my hand, “Kiss me, please kiss me.”

“Fuck yeah,” I started at her tits and made my way slowly up her collar bone. And across her jaw as my fingers continued working her hard. She was softening, stretching and soaking my fucking hand. I couldn’t wait for her to put a choke hold around my cock.

She turned her head towards me and nudged my face with her nose I looked up and she grabbed my lip with her teeth. I opened and her tongue rubbed my lips, hot and sweet. I pulled back and wrapped mine around hers slowly licking her lips and then tasting her. Damn, damn, damn. She tasted as sweet here. I was licking inside her mouth: tasting her as she tasted me.

When she reached down and stroked me, asking for me, I almost wasn’t ready. Kissing her was hot as hell and I didn’t want to stop. I rolled over taking her with me, on top of me. I held one hand behind her head as I continued tasting her and I fumbled in the nightstand for a condom. I put it in without breaking the seal of our lips.

I rolled back over careful not to crush her and reluctantly pulled my mouth from hers. I wanted to hear her screaming my name when I crashed into her. Holding my body above her I rubbed my cock against the warmth of her opening and pushed slowly. I had to work real hard. But as hard as I was working to get inside her, she was working her little hips, too. Her eyes were sealed tight and her lip was between her teeth.

I bent down and kissed her, rolling my hips as I stretched her. Her hands held tight to the sides of my head as she whimpered against my mouth. I wasn’t sure how much longer I could take it before I just nailed her. She winced a bit and I pulled back but not too far– I was sure as hell not going to retreat now. I reached between us and felt that little ball of nerves and slowly, lightly rubbed it. She pushed against me and I swear to God I was bottoming out but when she thrust again it was so fucking hot. She moaned and whispered in my ear, “Roll over.”

I wasn’t much of a bottom guy but seeing her little ass perched on me was something I couldn’t resist.

**JODIE’S 3 STAR REVIEW**

“I like muscular alpha bad boys and strong dominate women who are built like…”

Okay like with all Series I am going to say STOP and please don’t read this review if you haven’t read Jase’s story.  I feel even though these books are stand alone you need the other stories to fill you in on the who, what, where, when and how.

Now back to my review, I am happy to report I got my Alpha Bad boy with Cyrus.   However I also found myself struggling with this book. Was this book good, Yes. But I felt it was missing something.  I felt the characters fell flat, and I found myself having trouble forming a character connection.  The story that was between these two had so much potential and I just felt it should have been a lot more powerful then what I was feeling.

The one thing I did love about this book was the strength Tara aka Birdie was written with.  She was so strong even though she was handed such a crappy hand.  Her past and what she was allowing to happen to her confused me almost as much as I hurt for her.  However, this is also where with her I have a big question mark.  She has a terrible past and she is hit with a reality that would shock most so that night she jumps into a situation with Cyrus, a situation that I literally had no words other then REALLY THAT JUST HAPPENED.

I wanted to fall in love with Cyrus and the Alpha male that he was and I wanted to watch his protective side more but for me the sex honestly got in the way.  And don’t get me wrong I am a reader who likes some spice in her books but with this I found myself wanting to skim just to get back to story.

“One is my heart, I only have one Birdie.  Two is you and I.“

This is truly one of the moments in the book that left me saying WHY, WHY COULDN’T THERE BE MORE OF THIS!!!!  And this is where I am at, struggling with rating because there are moments in this book that I loved and then there are moments that just didn’t work for me.  I think I just needed more and that’s why I have to say 3 stars for this one.  However it’s not going to keep from reading Zandor, because that boy, yeah he can melt something.

“I’ll f*** you hard and wild, probably ruin you for anyone else but that’s all you get.”

True story for sex Cyrus gets 5 stars

“You wanna ride this train?”

Well that’s your decision, isn’t it?

I am a very new self published writer. I will tell you I have always had a very vivid imagination. Starting at age 3 (as it states in my Baby Book).

Sigma was my very first love (imaginary boyfriend). He lived about fifteen miles from my childhood home, (a farm). I took him chicken noodle soup every night on one of our families snowmobiles, (Summer, Fall, Winter, and Spring). Apparently he was very ill and “Thank God” I was able to take care of him.

Next was my very first self publishing gig. At eight my cousins and I (and yes I was the president) wrote a newsletter and sold it to our family members.

Years later I decided to put it back into print to entertain my cousin as she was on an aircraft carrier on 9/11 (Kick ass cousin BTW) and very far away from home during a very scary time for our country, (protecting our butts).

Fast forward to 2012. I read 50 shades and thought, I can do that, (meaning writing). I have two complete series The Love Series, and Wrapped. I have two new series Burning Souls and Men of Steel. Ten books in 13 months. CrAzY and wonderful.

I love love! ( I would love to reference Pinks new song here, however I am not sure if that would cause copyright issues.)I also tend to enjoy watching people grow and change with self realization and moments of clarity that just sneak up behind you and smack you in the head. I love people and have always been able to see both sides of a story. Each person that comes into our life leaves us with something it is what we choose to do with it that helps us grow.

I live in central New York in the middle of nowhere and am surrounded by family and friend most the time. I run a small business out of my home and spend time reading and doing the typical Mommy things. Our house is full of pets and friends and noise ninety percent of the time, and I would have it no other way.

I love people,music, laughter, hugs, and books.

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Author: Leighton Del Mia

Genre: Dark Erotica, Standalone

Expected Release Date: February 27, 2014

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Calvin Parish

They call me Hero.
I defend.
I protect.
I ask for nothing in return, and that makes me good.
Doesn’t it?

That which makes me the ultimate predator also feeds dark impulses I’ve learned to control—until I bring her too close. For years I’ve watched her from afar, but what started out as duty has become obsession.

Cataline Ford

I work hard.
I play by the rules.
I’m content.
My scars are quiet and invisible, and that keeps me hidden.
Doesn’t it?

One fateful walk home, I’m taken by someone I didn’t know I should fear. Captive and afraid, nobody will tell me why I’m confined to this hauntingly beautiful mansion. I’m given everything; I have nothing. He takes what he needs from me, and for that I hate him. But I might have loved him once.

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Because I’m lost in my thoughts, I don’t hear Cataline enter the room. Her tight black dress cuts across her mid-thighs, and her cleavage teases from a plummeting neckline. She’s done her makeup for probably the second time since arriving at the mansion.

“What is this?” I ask, narrowing my eyes.

“What?”

Jasmine drifts under my nose as she walks away from me to her seat.

“I told you not to dress up for dinner.”

“I thought you’d like it,” she says, lowering herself gracefully into the chair. Her back is straight as a rod, and her fingers are laced. “You don’t?”

Norman decorates the table with food as I stare Cataline down. He clears his throat. “For dinner, we have—”

“Leave us.”

He pauses. Though my eyes are still fastened on Cataline, I know he’s watching me as he bows his head. “As you wish, sir.”

I stand and slowly walk the line of the long table. My footsteps echo through the hall, appropriately menacing. I’ve just come from a burning building but am back in my suit and tie to maintain appearances. And my ridiculous glasses, which I remove and toss aside. She’ll believe I’ve just returned from the office. When I’m standing over her, she tugs up the neckline of the dress and blinks at me. I resist smirking as she tucks hair behind her ear twice.

“Well,” she says, “aren’t we going to eat?”

“I’m going to eat.”

“I’m not?”

“As far as I’m concerned, there’s only one meal at this table, and it’s you.”

My ears pick up her slow swallow, my eyes the curl of her hands in her lap. “That sounds like a threat,” she says quietly.

I bend over, flatten one hand on the table and wrap the other around the arm of her chair. “It’s not. This is a threat: if you’re not naked and spread out on this table in two seconds, I’m going to spank you so hard, you won’t know up from down.”

 

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