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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Always Yours Blog Tour...

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We're excited to be sharing Always Yours by Shelly Jones today!

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Title: Always Yours
Author: Shelly Jones
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: June 12, 2014

Katie's life has been far from easy. She told the one guy she's always loved she liked him and he took off to Chicago. She was beaten to the point where she could have easily died, she got married, found out she was pregnant, lost her husband, and had a baby. Just when she finally has come to terms with everything, her life starts to unravel and the truths begin to come to light. When Eric left Green Bay ten years ago, he walked away from the only girl he ever loved. When he catches his fiancée in bed with their next door neighbor, he goes back to Green Bay for his best friend's wedding and to get away from his life in Chicago, but he's also hoping he gets the girl. When Katie and Eric see each other for the first time in ten years, Katie doesn't know if she wants to run away from him or run to him. All Eric wants to do is make things better and finally have the girl of his dreams, but will the past keep them apart like it has all these years or will the truths of the past finally allow Katie and Eric to be together. I’m Always Yours..Now and forever.

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   “Why me? I didn’t do it!” He shouts in a slurred mess. I turn and start to laugh, “Yeah in a way you did, if you would have just loved me back then, then I wouldn’t be where I am today. I wouldn’t have these ugly scars from Dean, I wouldn’t be a widow at twenty eight, and I wouldn’t be An Ugly Mess!” I turned on my heels and walked away from him, just like I did the night of graduation, except this time, I hoped he would have followed me, but instead he sat there on the curb with a shocked looked on his face. “Wait Katie!” I hear him shout. I turn around, “What?” I snap. “I’m sorry!” I walk back up to him, I squat so I can be eye to eye with him, “Actions speak louder than words! Stop saying you’re sorry, and start acting like it!” I stare him straight in the eyes. His eyes are glossed over. Not sure if it because he’s on the verge of crying or if this is how he looks when he’s drunk.


Tabitha's Review:
This was a fantastic story of love lost and found. Katie just weeks from delivering her beautiful baby girl finds out that her husband has been killed. If was very hard for her to cope at first and as she is just coming to terms with everything in walks Eric. Her first love. Katie has had some really tough times in her past beaten by an ex-boyfriend and then her loss of her husband. Can she and Eric re- unite and trust one another. Can an old flame be resurrected. Be sure to pick up your copy today.

Sami's Review:
Although many of us think we find our one true love in high school it is rarely a true case of true love. Eric and Katie however are a different story. Circumstances and life however have different plans for them. Katie ends up marrying Steve and losing him just as fast. When the news of his dead is brought to her she has no idea what she is going to do. How can she raise this baby all by herself? Thankfully that is not a question she has to answer. Her family and friends move her back home and help her through her difficult time. Years later the one who got away is suddenly back and she has no idea how to react. Katie is still pissed at Eric because of what happened years ago and is not sure how to move on. Eric only wants to make things right and finally have his shot at happiness with Katie. When he finds out everything that Katie has been through in his absence and the people who have conspired to keep them apart it is all either one of them can do to hold on to their sanity and budding romance. Will these people and circumstances continue to keep these two apart? Will Eric and Kristie finally have their happily ever after? Can they still have a shot after so many years of distance and the changes life has brought to them? Can they get over the betrayals of friends and supposed love ones and start fresh? Will old demons come back and take their shot at happiness away once and for all?

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I’m Shelly, a single mom from Wisconsin. I have 2 kids who are the love of my life, but they drive me totally crazy as well, but I wouldn’t trade my life. When I’m not reading or writing, I’m going on new adventures with the kiddos.

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Body, Ink and Soul Release Day Blitz...

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Title: Body, Ink, and Soul (Ink, #1)
Author: Jude Ouvrard
Publication Date: July 23, 2014
Genre: New Adult Romance
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Phoenix Silverstone more commonly known as Nix, is a twenty-one year old that has finally discovered her freedom. After living under the strict rules and protection of her mother, Nix moved out with her two best friends in a quaint little Seattle apartment. For the first time Nix is finally able to spread her wings and breathe. Together, they get a job working at a bar and for the first time everything is perfect.

Freedom, friendships, a great job and fantastic man on the verge of becoming hers. Tristan is the suave, intelligent, not to mention gorgeous law student that Nix has her eyes and heart set on. For the first time, she has her life together; that is, until her path crosses with Levi. The charming, tattooed and downright sexy bad boy that Nix knows she needs to avoid.

But when one of her friends moves out she is shocked to find that her new roommate is none other than Levi. Flirting. Desire. Undeniable temptations. Nix can’t deny the chemistry surging between them but she can’t forget her mother’s extreme hate towards bad boys.

Will Nix have the strength to listen to her heart? Or will her mother’s rules cost her everything?



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After a few seconds, a strange sensation started spreading through my body. I lifted my eyes from the photos and my heart stopped. The blood drained from my face and I was pretty certain I was going to pass out. Ink boy was standing not three feet away from me. He had that perfect, sexy grin on his face and he was obviously happy to find me here. ''Are you stalking me now, princess?'' ''Princess?'' I repeated, with a quirk of my eyebrow. ''I know, I know. Geez, I’m sorry. What are you doing here...? Phoenix?'' he asked in an alluring voice. The sound of his voice was so different here, without the club music pulsing in the background. ''What do you think I'm here for, Levi?'' ''Are you always so feisty?'' His voice sent shivers all over my body. I nodded. ''My turn to say sorry - I never know how to act around you. You’re so... different.'' ''Different? Is that all?'' he asked cockily, his lips turning up in that damn smirk. ''You have the worst pickup lines I've ever heard.'' I tried very hard not to, but I smiled for a split-second. It didn't matter that I tried to suppress it - he saw me. ''Was that a smile I saw on your lips?'' he grinned, stepping closer. ''What do you want from me?'' I asked. Why did we pick this shop? Of all the tattoo shops we could have gone to, we had to pick the one place where he hung out? What were the odds? ''You're the one who's here, in my shop, so I should be asking you what you want. Are you here for a tattoo?'' ''They're all here for a tattoo. Stop harassing my client, jackass.'' The tattoo artist who was prepping Bekka turned to grumble at Levi. Irritated, Levi looked at the tattoo artist. ''No,” he began, shaking his head. “This one is mine, Kyle. I’ll be the only one marking her.'' Levi turned back to me. ''What are you getting tonight? I’ll be taking care of you.'' I thought my heart was going to pound out of my chest. ''A star. A pink star. He has the design,” I said, my voice trembling slightly, as I nodded toward Kyle. He marched over to Kyle, got the design, and looked at me again. He seemed disappointed. ''Well, I was hoping for something a bit bigger. It’ll only take fifteen to twenty minutes. Are you a virgin?'' What? Was he seriously asking me such a private question in the middle of a shop? ''Hummm...'' ''Tattoo virgin, I meant. Have you ever had a tattoo before, Phoenix?'' he asked, obviously amused by my flushed face. I shook my head and he glanced down at the design again. ''Are you sure you don’t want your star to be filled in with red? It kind of suits your skin.'' I shook my head, not certain I wanted him doing my tattoo. I didn’t want to know the artist. It would be a lot easier, a lot less intimate, a lot less personal. Not that I knew Levi well, but I was nervous around him, and factoring in the location of where I wanted the tattoo – my nerves reached an all-time high. ''Are you sure you don’t want something a little bigger? It’s a pretty small tattoo.'' ''It's the only tattoo I’m ever going to get and I don't want it any bigger. This is perfect.'' ''We’ll see about that. Where do you want it?'' he asked, his eyes roaming across my body. I pointed to the exact spot where I wanted the tattoo, my eyes never leaving his. Being so close to him was challenging, my stomach was filled with butterflies and the need to touch him and get a closer look at his ink was driving me crazy. His gaze lowered to where I was pointing, a position just about my pubic bone. ''Okay, I see,” his voice husky. “You’ll have to lower your pants or I’ll get ink all over them.'' ''Don't worry about it. It's alright.'' I wanted to shake my head at my own stupidity. I’d already admitted he made me nervous, I didn’t need to sound like such an idiot! He smiled and it’s beauty surprised me - it was like seeing him for the first time. This was a glimpse of the real Levi – not the tatted up bad boy with cheap pickup lines. My cheeks grew hot as I blushed at this latest discovery. ''Are you ready?'' He offered me his hand and I took it, not knowing why, but I did. It was almost an involuntary reaction. Val was sitting next to Bekka and they both stared at us in disbelief, their gaze taking in our joined hands. This wasn’t normal behaviour for me and both of my friends knew it. He led me to his work area. ''I’m Levi, by the way.'' ''I know, you told me your name last night. I'm Nix.'' ''I know. You can sit down here and lower your pants for me. Don't worry, I’ll be gentle.'' He was trying to hide a smile, but I wasn't stupid. I knew there was a double meaning behind his words and his smirk was due in part to my obvious discomfort.  
About Jude Ouvrard
photo (2) Jude was born and raised in a small village named Lacolle. She now lives in Montreal, Canada. She is the proud mother of a beautiful five year old son, and has spent the last thirteen years with her partner, Cedric. She also has two dogs, BruceLee and Rocky. French is her native language, but she prefers to write in her second language, English. Besides working full time in a law firm and being a mother, Jude has a passion for books, both reading and writing them.
 
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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Hard Ride Blog Tour

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Nothing is sexier than a determined woman, qualities Katie Parker has in spades. Despite her father's lack of support, or maybe because of it, Katie manages just fine with Hard Ride, a mechanic shop where she is free to do the one thing that sets off her spark plugs: work on classic cars. What could be better than classic cars and a sexy mechanic? 


Houston Moore ran as far as possible from his life as a Naval Intelligence Officer, right into a simpler life as a mechanic at Hard Ride. Having spent the last two years harboring a crush on his boss Katie, he can't believe his luck when she makes him an offer he can't refuse. 



While 'friends with benefits' is a comfortable position for Katie, Houston believes more is possible and knows how to get what he wants. But when Katie realizes someone's embezzling from the shop, things get dangerous. With Katie's life on the line, can Houston save her, and convince her there's more to him than just great sex, or will the sparks sizzle as the danger passes?








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Heat seared her back, and she straightened, feeling Houston breathe out and ruffle her hair. She didn’t dare move. Goosebumps rose, and she looked at the open space where an engine was supposed to be.
“Tell me, Katie, when can I ask you out?” His voice was low, sending shivers down her spine. His voice was pure honey, and it poured over her skin.
She’d have to change her panties again if he kept it up.




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Houston watched Katie pet the engine, her smile small, erotic. She made a small humming noise in the back of her throat, fingers lightly tracing the outline.
“Damn, Edelbrock sent a beauty, didn’t they?” she whispered.
Houston adjusted his stance.
“All that rumbling power, just ready for the right person to handle gently, and rock hard on the roads.” She raised her eyes to meet his, and he jerked at the brightness of the jade green. “Ready for someone who knows how to handle her, when to go slow and easy through the turns, when to slam on the accelerator and let her run.”
His instincts kicked in, body going tense, muscles tight. She turned, keeping her eyes on his, licking bright red lips, rolling her hips more than usual as she walked to get the rolling toolbox. He didn’t dare speak. He wasn’t sure he’d be able to keep from begging her to let him have his way.
Katie was the only woman he’d ever known that could make working on a car so hot he was about to cum in his pants.





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“What’s up?” Houston sat in the chair, hands linked across his stomach.
Katie let her eyes rove over his form, face softening. “Why would I order a 442 from Buick?”
“We haven’t had a Buick go through here in almost two years,” frowning at her words.
“Exactly. And ordering directly from Buick? That’s beyond expensive, almost five grand, and it’s a reconditioned engine. So why do I show several purchases of that kind?” She turned the office chair a full one eighty, elbow on the arm, pinching her lip, and staring out the low office window with a perfect view of her cars.
“Katie, there has to be some mistake.” Houston shifted in the seat, finding he liked the expression of anger and vulnerability.
“Where did Mike say he was going?” she whipped the chair around, and narrowed her eyes.
“He didn’t. You don’t think …” Houston hoped they were wrong.
She stood, her hands flat on the desktop, and leaned forward, eyes flashing dangerously, “Someone is fucking with my business. I’ll find out who it is, and they’d better run now.” She straightened and stalked out.
Houston watched her leave, glad he wasn’t the one in the hot seat. He’d been to the shooting range with her.



Tabitha's Review:
I was so happy to read this book. Very well written with an amazing story-line. Who knew i would become a fan of muscle cars. Katie who owns multiple business including Hard Ride has been attracted to her employee Houston. Houston has had the hots for Katie as well. They both have a love of a nice revved up motor. Katie finds out that someone has been stealing from her business and it's an inside job. While trying to pinpoint what is going on she gets a little bumped and bruised a long the line. Can Houston help her and protect her the way he wants or will Katie try to handle it all on her own. his book is a pretty hot read.
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Katie is the owner of a body shop and she has worked hard to ensure that her work is above par and honest. Nothing like her father’s old company which she personally dismantled a few years back. Katie is very trusting of her employees and wants only the best for them and her business. Houston has been working for Katie for the past few years and has a major crush on her. Some light flirting here and there eventually leads to more. When things start happening to Katie Houston goes into protective mode. He wants to help her find out what is going on with her business and how to put a stop to it. The further he digs the more he begins to realize that Katie is in grave danger. Katie doesn’t want Houston to take care of her problems for her she has always been self-reliant. Watching the way her father was with her mother has completely turned her off from the idea of having a guy take care of her. Houston doesn’t give up that easily though. The more they discover the worse it gets. Will Katie finally be able to get over her fears and let Houston all the way in? Will Houston be able to protect Katie from getting killed? When Katie learns the truth about who is after her will she be able to cope?
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Although she hates writing bio's in third person, Trixie does love fast cars, fast men, and an enduring fascination with internal combustion engines. Living in the Rockies, she's traveled enough to know the mountains are home. When not working, she can be found with her head under the hood, or buried in the pages of her next novel.





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Blog Tour Out of Agony...

Gliterary Girl Book Tours presents the blog tour for the release of OUT OF AGONY, Book #4 in the Starting Over Series, by Author Lynette Endicott.

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Brian Van Pelt has barely survived an anguished year of loss, hiding his sorrows under the facade of a cool and uncaring attorney. Not able to deny his grief any long, heartache drives him to collapse and his life takes an unexpected turn. When Jessie Ingram comes to work at his law firm, she is intrigued by the conflicting darkness of Brian's behavior and the tender inconsistencies that hint at something deeper within him. Despite her interest, she has her own pain, supporting her niece Sara, who has a virulent cancer with aggressive treatments that take such a toll they would not be worth it — except they are Sara's only hope of survival. Will life’s hardships bring Brian and Jessie together? Will they be able to heal and possibly find love?  
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The man leaned forward a little. Even in first class he barely had space to stand, but he seemed intent on blocking Brian's movements. "Sir, we have a protocol for any incident of aggression. You will be detained when we land in LA to make sure this isn't repeated. Do you understand?" The man clearly had some crisis intervention training and was practicing it on him.
"Don't be ridiculous. It was just a dream. Can't you see I am calm and totally safe and sane?"
That look again, caution and skepticism, flashed between the two.
The man pulled back the tail of his jacket to reveal a badge on his belt.
"I am the air marshal, sir, and I ask you to remain in your seat and not stand until your escort arrives. You will be taken off the plane first, by me and by TSA representatives, before we can allow the other passengers to leave."
Before they could let anyone near him. He felt his neck and face go hot with shame, and dabbed the sleeve of his jacket to his face to absorb some of the perspiration. They really believed he was a threat to others. He pressed his back against the seat and looked at his hands on the armrest, balled into fists. He relaxed them, and turned on a gentle smile. He kept his voice low and calm.
"I assure you I am no threat. As I said, it was just a dream. A nightmare, really. I will cooperate in any way necessary. Please don't be alarmed about the security of your passengers. I am quite awake now and assure you I am not a risk to anyone else, or to myself."
The phrase "danger to himself or others" flashed through his mind. Some of the people who lived in the Robinsons' group homes had notes like that in their files. Once determined a danger, their life choices narrowed. Many required institutionalizing because of notes like that. Plus, he didn't want the TSA to put him on their blacklist. If they did he might never fly again. That would be more than inconvenient. Because his main client required travel, he could lose his income. Surely he could charm his way out of this. He had to.
He took a deep breath, released it, and smiled up at his guards again.
They relaxed just a little. Good. Now if he could talk his way out of trouble with law enforcement on the ground in LA he might actually make it through this night.
The entire time his rational, careful side thought through the options, somewhere deep inside, -- where no one could see or hear -- he still screamed in fear and pain.


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The flashing lights and whining siren caught Brian at the light. He stood at the crosswalk to the office and watched them, mesmerized. His mind placed him in that early spring evening more than a year before. He'd clambered into the front seat of the ambulance, sure if he could be close to Trudy he could somehow change the horror that engulfed them. Those same flashing lights had bathed them in alternating red and white light.
His daughter lay still in the back. The paramedics worked over her, efficiently ran a tube down her throat to get oxygen into her system, started an IV, and connected the heart monitor.
When they arrived at the hospital, they ushered him into a room and told him to wait, and the doctors would be with him soon.
He blinked, shook his head, and jostled with the crowd across the busy street. For a moment, he had been right back in the nightmare. He must get a hold on himself. He decided to take the stairs. Jogging up them would clear his mind. It was only three stories... plenty of time to make his meeting with Will and the new associate.



"Brian? Brian, are you with us?" Will Barnes gave an awkward laugh, and his words brought Brian back to the present. He stood at the end of the table in the conference room at the office. How had he gotten there? The last thing he remembered...
A bead of sweat slipped down his spine. He could swear he'd been in the hospital where Trudy died. But that was months ago, more than a year ago now. A flashback, like his brother, a veteran of Afghanistan, sometimes described? Or maybe it was a dream? He was wide awake, but he could still hear a hospital intercom, stifled in the background. Or was Will speaking? He stared across the long table at his boss, and panic rose in his gut. He watched Will's mouth move but the words sounded muffled and far away. What was happening to him? He reached out with both hands to grasp at the edge of the table. The room tilted into a slow spin.
A woman sat next to Will. She jumped to her feet and moved toward him, but she seemed to move in slow motion. He had seen her somewhere before. Who was she? The last thing he saw was her hand as she reached for him, but when he reached back for her help he lost his balance. His knees gave way and the sensation of falling gripped him. He fell into a deep, dark pit and she couldn't save him.





ABOUT Lynette Endicott
Lynette EndicottLynette Endicott grew up in Illinois, met her husband in Western Nebraska, lived 25 years in Kansas where their daughter was born, and has been in Fresno, California since 2000. She has a son-in-law (who lives with her daughter nearby), and has rescued a dog, a bird and three cats. She and Ollie, her terrier mix, volunteer as a team at the local library, where children read to the dog. At a youth camp when she was 14 the editor and teacher of a writing class challenged her to submit something to his youth magazine. She did and it was the first of 10 articles and stories accepted by the publication over the next few years. Nothing like front end success to keep her writing! Lynette enjoys reading contemporary romance and speculative fiction and writes both. Her debut book, Starting Over Book One: More Than A Job, and two more books in that series, The Return of Joy and Finding Her Voice are available now. The first three of the Time After Time Saga with Tami Dee are available now, including Animal Instinct, Survival Instinct and Pioneer Instinct. The fourth in the series of six, Protective Instinct, will release in August 2014. Because she didn't have pets until after her 50th birthday the animals she enjoys find their way into all her books. Usually you will also find a character with a disability as part of the day-to-day fabric of the story. In More Than A Job, Paige works in services to people with disabilities until she loses her job and starts over. In The Return of Joy, Atlas, the yellow lab, becomes a Therapy Dog. In the Time After Time series animal helpers assist the hero and heroine in all six of the books in the series.
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To celebrate the release of OUT OF AGONY, Lynette will be giving away a $20.00 Amazon Gift Card to one grand prize winner, a $10.00 Gift Card to either Starbucks or Teavana to the second runner up and an ecopy of OUT OF AGONY to the third runner up. Enter the giveaway every day for more chances to win. All entries must be received by July 25th before midnight.
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Chasing Perfection Blog Tour...

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They all think they can sleep their way to the top - blondes, brunettes and redheads. That is, until they meet me. My name is DeVon Ricci and I’m an asshole. At least they all seem to think so. But I don’t give a shit because they never last long. Two or three weeks tops, then they're gone. Not that it matters. There’s always another talent waiting to take a seat on the casting couch, but I've yet to find what I'm looking for. I know what I want and I won't settle for less. I'm always chasing perfection.
The embodiment of the American dream, DeVon Ricci had come to America from Italy when he was a teenager and then, with hard work and perseverance, had worked his way up in a cutthroat industry to emerge as the head of one of the top talent agencies in Los Angeles. Now it looks like he has everything he could ever want, except for the perfect woman.
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 Krissy is looking forward to an opportunity of working in Hollywood as an attorney. She flies in for her interview and it goes well and she is invited back for a second interview. Upon reaching the hotel the company has booked for her she is in for one hell of a surprise. There is not only someone in her room but he seems to have company as well. She quickly gets him and his “friends” to leave and is shocked to find that this man is none other than the head honcho of the company she is interviewing for. The surprises don’t stop there. Devon has a very interesting interview process and further shocks Krissy when he offers her a different position than the one she originally interviewed her for. Thinking she can’t possibly work for this pervert she goes back home. Devon does not give up easily he manages to lure Krissy back and she is determined to prove that she can do the job better than anyone else; if only she could get her naughty thoughts of Devon out of her mind. Devon isn’t exactly able to do the same. He is constantly thinking of Krissy and seeing her with another man sets his blood to boil. Can these two manage to work together without it going to that level? Or will their mutual attraction blow up in their face? Wish I knew lol the author left us with one hell of a cliffhanger can’t wait for volume 2!





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Mr. X Blog Tour

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Title: Mr. X
Author: Clarissa Wild
Publication Date: July 21, 2014
Genre: Dark Romance
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He’s come to kill me.

I’m a user and abuser of my own body. In my darkest hour I sold my soul to the devil and now I must pay the price. With his gun to my head I have no choice but to listen and obey, but I refuse to go down easily. Nothing is stronger than the will to survive. My instincts kicked into full gear the second he stepped into my motel room.

Except when I look at him I see my own heart staring back at me. A history tainted by blood.

I don’t know his name, but I know he wants me. To save myself I’ll sacrifice my sanity. My body. My soul. Something tells me the x-shaped scar that marks his eye is the only escape I have. He is Mr. X: the man who comes to claim my life. Can I save myself before he demands my heart?

WARNING: This book contains very disturbing situations, dubious consent, breath deprivation, strong language, drugs and alcohol, and graphic violence.

My Review:
Clarissa Wild has done it again. To me is just doesn't get any better than this. Sure this book is a little bit disturbing than her others but when you have an author that can write the way she does it is always going to turn out fabulous. A bit darker than her others. Clarissa's attention for detail is impeccable. in this book Jay looks for attention in all the wrong places only to be taken captive by Mr. X. Their is struggle,obedience, death and love all twisted into one. The fondness that Jay and Mr X have will capture you and reel you in. If you have not read any of Wild's books you have to pick this one to read.
   
Excerpt
She clenches her teeth. “You can’t keep me here …” “Watch me.” I lean against the wall, picking up a lighter and a pack of cigarettes. I’ve been dying for a smoke ever since I found her in that room. “And then what? Is this supposed to scare me?” she says, her hand fisted like she’s trying to resist, even though there is no way out of this. I smile and put down the lighter. “If you think I am doing all this just to scare you, you’re mistaken.” “Then what is the reason, huh? Why are you keeping me prisoner?” She fights the tears in her eyes. I can’t help feel a little overcome with the urge to grab her and kiss her to take away all the hurt. However, I can’t. The past cannot be erased. What we are is set in stone and nothing can chafe away the rugged surface of our souls. I’d be a liar if I said it doesn’t pain me to see her hurt, but I like pain. I live for it. I was reborn in it. I don’t fear it. On the contrary, I survive on it. Pain is a means to an end and her pain is my end. If she stops feeling pain, then so do I, and that would mean the end. It’s too soon. I need her pain to feel alive. And so, I will continue to make her answer for her sins. “A man must do what a man must do,” I say. “A man? How can you call yourself a man? You’re a monster.” The look in her eyes, so in awe of my wickedness, is exhilarating. I smile. “Thank you.” Her jaw drops, a brow rises, and she snarls. It’s amusing to see the mixed emotions scatter on her face. “Are you insane? Why are you thanking me?” “Because I’d rather be a monster than a man in your eyes. Being a monster beats being a wretched human being. You’ve freed me of the burden of having to act sane. So yes, you could say that I am insane.” She just stares at me, her mouth open, but in complete silence, like she’s at a loss for words. “Believe me when I say you are better off with me than out there,” I say. “You’re mad! You wanted to kill me, and now you say I’ll be safe with you?” she scoffs. “I never said you’ll be safe with me. I can get quite dangerous …” A smile quirks up my face. She shivers. Clutching her body, she stampedes toward me. “Let me out.” I grab both her arms, squeezing tight as I hold her back and look down at her. “You don’t want to do that.” “I want anything but staying here with you.” She tries to jerk free, but I keep her close, forcing her to listen. She cannot leave me, because I won’t allow it, but I’ll give her a good reason as well. “Do you think I am the worst thing that could overcome you?” I lean forward and whisper into her ear. “There is more evil out there than you think.” Her breath comes in short gasps, her tits pushing up against me as her chest rises. Courage is making place for fear again, I can feel it on her skin. It’s riveting. She fights me, her arms locking with mine as she attempts to free herself from my grasp, but I twist her in my arms and keep her hands behind her back. Her ass is bumping against my cock, straining it to the limit. God, I love it when she struggles. I never stopped loving it. “Do you think I’m the only one who came for you, huh?” I whisper in her ear. “That I’m the only one who wants you dead?” She shakes her head, and I can feel her heart thrumming through her chest. “Did you see those men that were following us? Can you guess what they wanted?” “Me?” I smirk. “Great deduction. Now, there is a difference between them and me; can you tell me what it is?” It’s quiet for a few seconds. I guess she really hasn’t figured it out yet. “They want your head. I want your body.” She swallows, and it turns me on so much I want to rip off her clothes right now and do her against the door. But I don’t. Taking her would be so easy, it would take all the fun out of it. I want her to offer herself to me willingly. I want to see the regret in her eyes afterwards when she realizes she gave her body to the devil. “But …. I don’t understand. I thought you wanted me dead?” “I did. Now I want more.” She gasps. “Why? What changed?” “I did.”  
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About Clarissa Wild
Clarissa Wild
Clarissa Wild is the USA Today Bestselling author of FIERCE, a college romance series. She is also a writer of erotic romance such as the Blissful Series, The Billionaire's Bet series, the Doing It Series and the Enflamed Series. She is an avid reader and writer of sexy stories about hot men and feisty women. Her other loves include her furry cat friend and learning about different cultures. In her free time she enjoys watching all sorts of movies, reading tons of books and cooking her favorite meals.

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

The Space Between Us by Anie Michaels...

The Space Between Us by Anie Michaels 




Synopsis: They always belonged to each other but even a fated love can be fractured.
Shy, artistic, and withdrawn 11-year-old Charlie McBride tries to get her footing as she copes with the loss of her mother, the move to a new town, and starting a new school. Asher Carmichael steps into her life, provides a steadfast friendship that offers her protection to grow into a beautiful, young woman. As years pass, their friendship evolves into a passionate first love neither one of them can deny. Together they explore a new relationship filled with all the butterflies and heartache expected as two young adults navigate sex, love, and trust.
One fateful night, a painful mistake leads to cataclysmic results, setting the lovers on separate paths. Charlie is too hurt to forgive and Asher has never been so lost without his Charlie. Years pass. Hearts remain broken. Neither one can forget their first love or overcome the space between them.
Contains sexually explicit language and other mature content. Readers should be 18 or older.
My review:
What an amazing love story. The first book of Anie Michaels that i have read and it was flawless. Sweet Charlie and only child raised by her father falls in love with her childhood friend Asher. Asher would do most anything for Charlie he adored the ground she walked on. upon entering college tragedy happened and the two were separated and and lost contact with one another. Can Charlie ever forgive Asher for that one dreadful night when she lost everything. Can Asher help put the pieces back together and re-unite with Charlie. Lots of twist and turn of events happen in this book, but it is a great one to read.