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RELEASE DAY BLITZ: Everything I’ve Never Had by Lynetta Halat

 
Release Date: 2nd September 2013

Synopsis

Celeste Hebert appears to have it all, but there are many things she’s never had, been forbidden from having.

One night. One song. One kiss. The perfect trifecta to unleash the floodgates of a forbidden attraction between the widow and her husband’s bad boy cousin, Adrian.

Celeste endeavors to rebury the feelings that surface after this one night since her powerful family despises him. Kindred spirits, best of friends they attempt to douse their attraction; however, Adrian always seems to know exactly how to push her buttons and may prove too much to resist.

Having defied his family by making his way on his own terms, Adrian struggles to regain their acceptance. When he meets his cousin’s wife and wants her for his own, he feels he’s finally lived down to the title—black sheep. But, when his cousin dies unexpectedly, Adrian fights his attraction and swears to honor them both by helping her raise her boys.

Finding himself enveloped in a cocoon of love and acceptance, Adrian knows it’s more than just physical attraction. However, unforeseen events threaten to destroy those he now holds dear and his newfound peace.

Will the ties that bind them be their undoing?




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Excerpt

Adrian runs his hands up my arms and shoulders until they grasp both sides of my neck to tilt my head back so that I’m staring straight into his arctic blue eyes. I immediately start trembling, and it’s not with fear. That whiskey-laden voice drips with passion. “Celeste, I’m begging you not to leave here looking like that. You look gorgeous, babe, but I can’t sit here all night wondering who’s hitting on you, who’s imagining moving that scrap of fabric over to get a glimpse at what is…”
“What is what?” I breathe heavily.
“What is underneath it all?” His brow wrinkles, and I feel his hands tighten their pleasurably painful grip. “What is underneath it all?”
“Just me, Adrian, just me,” I breathe. “That’s all.”
“So everything then. Just like I thought.” He removes one of his hands to run it up the back of my thigh. My eyes widen and I swallow hard.
“That’s not a good idea,” I whisper. His hand wraps all the way around my thigh, his fingertips coming to rest along the crease of my left cheek. My thigh pulses with fire.
“Why not?” His fingertips tease back and forth a little. Even though it’s a light touch, it feels like his calloused fingertips mark me.
My voice is strained. “Why not? Look at us. We can’t even have a civil conversation for everything that has passed between us, and you want to further complicate it. What you’re doing will further complicate matters.”
His hand stills. He exhales loudly and lets his head drop on my chest. “You do this to me. I don’t act like this. That day in the park, watching you cross and uncross your legs. Throwing your hair over your shoulder. Laughing without a care in the world. Cheering me on like it was your favorite thing to do! It killed me. Killed me. I’ve never wanted a woman the way I want you. Never.”
His words rain down on me like fiery drops of lust. I close my eyes and rewrite that memory. I thought he was just being an ass, but his unexpected anger was because he was yearning for me. I bite my lip, open my eyes, and shake my head. “It’s just because you can’t have me, Adrian. I’m nothing special.”
“Oh, baby, you have no idea.” He runs his nose up my throat, scenting me as he goes. I lean my neck back, giving him more access even as my brain screams at me to run—not walk—out of this room. But when he says, “You’re everything to me.” My head falls back even further and my eyes close again as I feel him slant his head and attack my jaw, throat, and neck with closed-mouth kisses. I hear myself moan and give myself one more little jolt to try to spare myself from this delicious torment that will only end in frustration.

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About the Author


Since the dawn of time, Lynetta Halat has lived to read and has written innumerable stories and plays. A lover of good books, bad boys, and kickass tunes, she’d always dreamt of penning books that people could connect with and remember. She also has a secret penchant for wringing the emotions out of unsuspecting readers. She collects reader’s tears in much the same way that wine connoisseurs collect their favorite vintage.
Her first novel, Every Rose, was the perfect catalyst to launch her into the world of publishing, effectively burrowing her way into the hearts and minds of readers throughout the world. She has followed that up with an adult romance in Everything I’ve Never Had.
Her love of the English language prompted her to pursue a Master’s degree in English from Old Dominion University in Virginia, where she also minored in snark and interpretive dance. She lives somewhere on the Mississippi Gulf Coast with her adorable husband, two amazing sons, and two loveable dogs. When she’s not writing riveting storylines, she likes to focus on her macramé art and her scouring of eBay, where she buys locks of hair from her favorite rock stars, most especially Bret Michaels and Dave Grohl.
 
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COVER REVEAL: Searching for Tomorrow by Katie Mac

Blurb:
What happens when you find
the one person who completes you, and then life conspires against you? How do
you set your grief and anguish aside? How do you pick up the shattered pieces,
put those pieces back together again, and try to move on?
Katie and Tripp met on the
playground the first day of third grade when Tripp tried to rescue Katie from
Zack, her twin brother. A lifelong friendship that later blossomed into love
began that day.
Broken beyond her own
ability to repair, Katie boxes her grief up and attempts to raise her three
girls the best she can on her own. As time slowly passes, Katie relives her
times with Tripp while struggling most days to even get out of bed. She is
reminded of him at every turn.
Zack is Katie’s twin brother
and was Tripp’s best friend. Having lost his own love, he dedicates himself to
helping Katie put her life back together. Throw in a mother-in-law who torments
at every turn and poor Katie can’t even find a chance to breathe, much less a
desire to somehow search for tomorrow.
 

 
 
Author Interview:
Tell us 5 surprising things about yourself.

  • 1.       I am a PK. If you know what that means, then you

know what that means.

2.       I have always wanted to be a red head with long, beautiful corkscrew curls.
3.       No matter what I’m doing, I would rather be outside, day or night, hot or cold, rain or shine.
4.       I was awarded two separate scholarships when I graduated high school. One was a teaching fellowship and the other was for writing.
5.       I love to cook, almost as much as I like to eat. I spent a couple of years as a private cook for a local family and loved every minute of it.
What is your writing environment?
 
At the moment, I have a makeshift
office in my pantry! If need be, I can shut the door and cut off part of the
noise. I hope to have a more permanent space soon.
 
 
One of your favorite quotes.
 
                  To whom much is given, much is required.          
 
 
Random things about my novel.
 
Just a bit of nonsense. I am Kathryn
Anne, and my two sisters are Rebekah Elizabeth and Sarah Margaret. My husband
is Channing, and my son is Zachary. One of my daughters is Elizabeth, and I
still have to work my daughter Brittany into the book. Highlands is my most
favorite place in the world to go when my soul need refreshing. Last, but not
least, I actually had a great-grandma Tiddy!
             
 
Flirting Questions
 
What does love feel like? 
 
Warm, fuzzy, secure, safe,
sheltered
 
How did you meet your significant other? 
 
In the lobby of the
bank that I worked in. I was on all fours under a Christmas tree tightening the
screws in the base. What can I say? Baby got back!
 
If you could take a romantic trip, where would it be? 
 
Any
trip I take with Hubs is romantic. One of his favorite things to do is to whisk
me away to wine and dine me.
 
Do you believe in love at first sight? 
 
Absolutely! Ask me
how I feel about my grandson Grayson!

 
 
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Bio:
About this author If you are reading this, I think you should know that “About me” sounds so very pretentious to me. I guess that is what I am supposed to write about, so here it goes!
Katie Mac is a simple country girl who likes to spend time with her hubba, hunka hubby, her three kids and her friends. She loves to cook and really loves to eat! During the spring and summer, you will more than likely find her outside puttering around in her garden. When the veggies start coming in, she will probably be sweating over a hot canner in the kitchen, canning all the goodies she is blessed with. Katie likes to hike and go camping, and as a Girl Scout leader, she gets to do this pretty often! On cold winter nights, you will probably find her wrapped in a warm blanket, lost in a good book, while sitting in her rocking chair on the front porch!
Katie was born and raised in North Carolina, and while she loves to travel, she can’t imagine ever leaving the mountains that she has come to call home. Not a day goes by that Katie doesn’t thank God for abundantly blessing her. He has been so good to her, and she is very grateful. She holds Jeremiah 29:11 very close to her heart and believes it with every fiber of her being. “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

Katie loves flip flops, chocolate, sweet tea and dirt between her toes. As far back as she can remember, she’s had a book in her hand. Reading has carried her to places she will never go. It has introduced her to people that she will never meet. When life is great and when it is rough, she’s always been able to find a book to carry her through. She finally decided to write down some of the stories in her head (yes, be scared) and heart after dawdling around and wasting years dreaming. She hopes you enjoy reading those stories as much as she loves writing them!

 
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Playing With Fire Book Blitz

Welcome to one of the stops on the Playing With Fire (Guarded Hearts, #1) Book Blitz. Below is a bit about the author and the book, an excerpt, and a GIVEAWAY! Enjoy!!

 

About the Author

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My name is Ashley Piscitelli and I was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. I have two beautiful kids and an amazing husband. On top of starting a writing career I am a full time student, and a full time mom. I love spending time with my kids, although I have to hide the computer from them when I am writing! I love being active and being able to do any activity outdoors. I love reading and at times finish a book in just a day.
I am currently working on my first series, the first book in the series is called Playing with Fire. I am intending for this to be a three book series. I love reading romance books! I feel like being able to lose yourself in a book in one of the more exciting aspects. The books I love to read and write will be ones that make you feel for the characters. You should have an opinion on every character in a book. Whether you love them, hate them, or think they are up to something.
I have always thought as an author the most important critic is your reader, so I would love to hear from you. If you read the book and loved it or hated it, tell me. As long as it is in a constructive way I will always answer and interact with you. I want fans to feel free to tell me what they want for the characters in the story and what they want to see happen.
I cannot wait till my first book is published and I can start this amazing journey!

Author Stalker Link:

https://www.facebook.com/AuthorAshleyPiscitelli

 

About the Book

 

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Title: Playing With Fire

Series: Guarded Hearts

Author: Ashley Piscitelli

Release Date: Live Now

Synopsis

Madison Stevens has had a shitty life, her mother died at the age four and her father has always blamed her for it. She went through the foster system and is now attending college. Her boyfriend Chris is not willing to share Madison with anyone, not even her friends.
Her first day at college she meets Carter James, who makes her want everything she never thought she could have. She knows that she should ignore her feelings for Carter, but it’s not as easy as it sounds.
As Carter and Madison begin to fall in love, they face many obstacles. Their biggest one is Chris who is not going to let her go easily.
Playing with Fire will be the first book in a three book series. It is about the obstacles that stand in your way on the path to love. It tests the characters strength and commitment to each other on every level from old boyfriend/girlfriends, to insecurities, and throws a little violence and scheming into the mix.
“Chris was like fire. It was pretty to look at but if you got too close you got burnt, and if it wasn’t controlled it would destroy everything in its path. Doing what I was about to do with Carter was dangerous, but what can I say I never had parents to warn me not to play with fire.”

 

Excerpt

Just then Carter walked out of the bedroom in only his sweatpants. Oh my, the sight of him was enough to
make me melt. His hair was still wet from the shower, and messed up to perfection. His chest and his abs were so defined that they didn’t even look real. He looked like one of the models you see in the magazines that couldn’t possibly look like that in real life. His shorts hung just under that delicious V that led to the place that I so desperately wanted to explore.
“Yo Carter, you gonna stand there like a Calvin Klein model or you gonna come help us?” Jason yelled from the door
Carter looked at me and smirked, he had caught me ogling him.

 

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Shine Not Burn by Elle Casey Book Blitz

I have a big treat for you all today! This is one of the stops on the Shine Not Burn book blitz! I have book info (you’ll want to pre-order to get the great price), meet the characters, a Q & A with the author, and a GIVEAWAY!!

About The Book

Release Date: June 30, 2013

Genre: NA Romance

Synopsis: IT HAPPENED IN VEGAS. I can’t be held responsible. Things that happen there are supposed to stay there, right? Right? Yeeeah. Not so much. … Andie’s just days away from tying the knot, but there’s just ooooone little glitch. Apparently, she’s already married. Or someone with her name is married to a guy out in Oregon of all places, and the courthouse won’t issue her a marriage license until it’s all cleared up. Tripping her way through cow pies and country songs to meet up with a man who gets around places on horseback is her very last idea of how to have a good time, but if she’s going to get married, make partner at the firm, and have two point five kids before she’s thirty-five, she needs to get to the bottom of this snafu and fix it quick … before her fiance finds out and everything she’s been working toward goes up in flames.

Meet the Characters
The two main characters are Andie Marks and Gavin “Mack” MacKenzie.  When the story begins Andie’s in her first job after law school, living in West Palm Beach, Florida.  She’s a very goal-oriented person, following a Lifeplan that she wrote when she was a lost and confused teenager detailing how she was going to live her life.  She’s got everything all figured out, her entire life scripted so she can get everything she wants out of her career and future husband.  The problem is, life isn’t that predictable or controllable.  Everything kind of falls apart when she goes to Las Vegas with her two best friends and she meets Mack.

Mack is a cowboy living on a ranch in Baker City, Oregon.  He’s the cool, quiet type, with the typical cowboy look: jeans, belt buckle, boots, cowboy hat … plus all the best parts: broad shoulders, lots of muscle, and eyes as blue as the sky.  He’s lived and worked on his family’s ranch his whole life, as comfortable on a horse as he is on his own two feet.  He goes to Las Vegas for his brother’s bachelor party and his conservative, quiet lifestyle kind of falls apart when he and meets Andie at a blackjack table.

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Author Bio

Elle

Elle Casey is a full-time writer of New Adult and Young Adult titles in several genres, including romance, urban fantasy, sci-fi dystopian, and action-adventure. She’s an American girl who’s been living in southern France with her husband and three children since 2010. She loves chatting with her readers, so feel free to drop her a line.

LINKS:

Website / Goodreads / Facebook / Twitter

Author Q & A

You started out writing in YA. What brought you over to New Adult?

I’ve been a reader of new adult titles even before they were called ‘new adult’. And I love the age group it covers. 18-30 years old is such a great time in life, isn’t it? I mean, it’s when you sow your wild oats, learn about yourself in the context of the whole world and not just your family and friends; it’s where you figure out who you’re going to be. The adult-formative years I guess you could call it. And the sex part is awesome too, I won’t lie. You can only get so sexy with a YA book, so as a writer, I have to hold back. In NA, I don’t have to do that. It can be passionate, raw, sometimes awkward and full of bad decisions, but it can be REAL. I guess that’s what I love about NA most … it’s raw and real.

You have a lot of novels in the urban fantasy genre. What interested you in writing romances?

Romances were my first love. Well … aside from Disney fairy tales. But then again, those are all romances aren’t they? They’ve got misunderstood heroines – beaten down by others – who are looking for love and understanding, finally finding it in the hands of a guy on horseback. I’ve read hundreds of romances in my time, from every publisher out there, including indie authors of course. It doesn’t matter how many I read, I always want more. Since I love them as a reader, I really wanted to try my hand as a writer in the genre. I have so many romance stories simmering in my brain right now, at this point, it’s like therapy just getting them out of there. I have 6 romances planned for the rest of the year and lots more for 2014. I’m going to be very busy. But I’m happy being busy because it’s very important to me that I keep hunger readers fed. I live to write for voracious readers.

What books do you have in the pipeline right now?

All kinds of good stuff! I’m so excited to get them out to readers. Here’s the NA Romance line-up for June, July, and August: Shine Not Burn, By Design, and Don’t Make Me Beautiful, and then a 3-book series that will be released on surprise dates this year: Rebel, Hellion, and Trouble. Links to all of them on Goodreads here:

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17973653-shine-not-burn

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17981510-by-degrees

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17981514-don-t-make-me-beautiful

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18111600-rebel

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18111602-hellion

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18111607-trouble

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Frigid by Jennifer L. Armentrout (writing as J. Lynn) Pre-Order & Chapter Reveal!!

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Today is an exciting day – I have FOUR HUGE SURPRISES for you! Jennifer L. Armentrout’s (writing as J. Lynn) FRIGID is set to release on e-book at the end of July. If you’re anything like me, you’re probably on pins and needles and just cannot wait to get your hands on a copy of this book.

FRIGID has already been given the honor of being named a Romantic Times Top Pick and we’re super excited for you to be able to read it as well!

Well, there’s good news! Are you ready for those four awesome surprises? Here we go!

1. Due to all the excitement surrounding FRIGID, we have decided to run a special e-book pre-order promotion. We have worked out a deal with the distributor to release FRIGID a full two weeks early — on JULY 15th!!! — if we meet our e-book pre-order goal. EEEEP! That’s right, if you are like the rest of us and want to be able to read FRIGID in its entirety before its original release date, all you have to do is PRE-ORDER THE E-BOOK NOW! What are you waiting for? GO! Pre-order it!

 

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2. Need something to hold you over until FRIGID releases? Well, starting right now, you can read the first three chapters of FRIGID for free! Just read below!

 

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3. Can’t get enough of the hot FRIGID cover? Want to see some behind the scenes photos that are sure to make you swoon? You’re in luck! Below you can watch a slideshow of all the behind the scenes photos from the photo shoot! Go on and watch it. We’ll wait, because there is still one more great surprise!

 

 

 

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4. And last but not least, if you live near Philadelphia, PA, you’re in for a very special treat — Jennifer will be in Philly in November signing not only FRIGID but also the last book in her immensely popular COVENANT series, SENTINEL! But that’s not all, Adam, the super hot cover model from FRIGID will be there as well! So, yes, you’ll get to meet Jennifer and Adam! Plus, there will be other great prizes that you seriously won’t want to miss out on (dinner with the author and model, perhaps?)! Stay tuned for more details to come!

 

We hope you’re as excited as we are! So now….Go pre-order FRIGID! Go read those chapters! Go watch that slideshow! And Enjoy!

COVER REVEAL: Something Wicked by Teresa Mummert

Gabby plays a very dangerous game…
Drake is eager to teach her the rules.
Erotic romance (BDSM)

  Due out October 1, 2013.

*Description provided by Goodreads*

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