Wednesday, August 31, 2016

~~~ COVER REVEAL & GIVEAWAY~~~ Ruin by Clarissa Wild




Title: Ruin
Author: Clarissa Wild
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Cover Design: Booming Covers
 Release Date: September 20, 2016



Blurb

Maybell Fairweather was the girl of my dreams.

Always smiling brightly, she kept going, despite the names her classmates called her behind her back.
She was full of curiosity and independence, the extent of which I could only be jealous of. Even though she had all odds stacked against her, she knew what she wanted from life and pursued it, no matter the cost.

She was completely my opposite in every way.
Perfect, even though she couldn’t see it.
Perfect … until me.

Because this is the story of how I ruined her.
 

Based on a true story. Standalone Romance. No cliffhanger.






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Excerpt

Sometimes we just have to live the fantasy in order to feel human again.

“It’s so peaceful out here,” she whispers.

“Yeah … I love it.”

“I just wish I could get up and stand under the trees. Just for a little while.”

I sit up and look at her, waiting until she opens her eyes. “Just standing or more?”

She smiles as she cocks her head towards me. “And maybe dance a little. If I could.”

The left side of my lips perk up into a smile. “You can.”

I get up from the bench, stand in front of her, and hold out both my hands.

“What are you doing?” she asks.

“Take my hands.”

“Why?” She looks at them tentatively.

“Just take them.”

It takes her a while to agree, probably because she’s scared. But there’s no reason to be. I won’t let her fall. I never will.

I pull her up into standing position.

“Hold onto me for support,” I say, and then take a step back until I’m so far back she has to come to me. “C’mon. Don’t be scared. I’m here.”

One, two, three. Hop. Her leg sways, but she stays put, putting every ounce of weight on my arms.

“Again,” I say, taking another step back and tugging her with me.

She goes along with it, taking another step of blind faith.

I never take my eyes off her as she continues to hop closer to me. Not even when we reach the center of the field. Leaves are scattered all around us, and when the wind blows a cascade of more leaves follow. Some drop on her head, making her giggle as she brushes them off.

Still, I can’t stop looking.

I’m no longer afraid or embarrassed about it.

I simply am … in love.

“What now?” she asks.

I pull her as close as I can so I can wrap both my arms around her. “Put your arms around my neck.”

She complies, her fingers lacing behind my neck. I can feel the warmth of her skin against mine, and as I soak in the heat of the sun I feel invigorated, strong. Strong enough to carry her across the ocean and back.

In one go I lift her up, her cheerful squeal creating goosebumps all over my body. Then I start to move my feet, one by one, until I’m no longer just walking … Until I’m dancing in a whirlwind of leaves … dancing with her in my arms.

The beauty of this place fades in comparison to her.

And even though I adore every inch of her presence, I do not deserve her.

But that doesn’t mean I can’t fulfill her dreams.

Her smile is wide, her teeth sparkling in the light of the sun. She looks so happy. Happier than I’ve ever seen her, and it fills me with something I’ve never experienced before. Hope.

After spinning and circling around for so many times, my head is getting dizzy, so I slowly come to a stop and admire the renewed look on her face. Her rosy cheeks. Her tousled hair floating in the wind. She leans away and grabs my hands as I pull her back to the seat once again.






Author Bio


Clarissa Wild is a New York Times & USA Today Bestselling author, best known for the dark Romance novel Mr. X. Her novels include the Fierce Series, the Delirious Series, Stalker Duology, Twenty-One (21), Ultimate Sin, VIKTOR, and Bad Teacher. She is also a writer of erotic romance such as the Blissful Series, The Billionaire's Bet 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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~~~ BLOG TOUR, REVIEW & GIVEAWAY~~~ Wide Open Spaces by Aurora Rose Reynolds


“Zach Watters has made a lot of mistakes in his life. But when he sees Shelby Calder looking more beautiful than ever standing outside her childhood home, he promises himself that letting her go won't be a mistake he ever makes again.”

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 Blurb
That moment your life changes.
That moment that changes your life.
That moment you love someone more than you love yourself.
That was the moment we gave our son up for adoption and the moment I was left bare. A wide-open space that would forever be empty.
There are moments that define you as a person, moments that prove just how strong you are, moments you push yourself to keep going forward when all you really want to do is give up. It was in one of those moments when I reached out and found him waiting for me.

When Shelby Calder left home fifteen years ago, she never planned on returning to the Alaskan town she left behind. But after the death of her grandfather and a bitter divorce, she hopes going home will be a fresh start for her and her ten-year-old son.

Zach Watters has made a lot of mistakes in his life. But when he sees Shelby Calder, looking more beautiful than ever, standing outside her childhood home, he promises himself that letting her go won't be a mistake he ever makes again.

Some things never change and love is one of them.
Excerpt


“Then why did you marry her?” I ask, wondering if I’m really ready to go there with him, but it’s too late to change my mind. The question is out, and as much as I don’t want to know the answer, I need to know the answer.
“I wanted my kids to have what I didn’t. I believed that, with time, we could find a way to be happy.”
“Maybe we shouldn’t talk about this,” I say, changing my mind as nausea and jealousy turn my stomach.
“You loved your ex, baby. I know you did. I didn’t have that. I wanted it but never had it with her or anyone else since you.”
“Please stop.” Feeling tears burn the back of my eyes for him, I close them tight. Max and I were happy and in love in the beginning, and I hate knowing Zach never had that… the kids didn’t see or feel that.
“I wish my past didn’t hurt you so much. I’m sorry for hurting you the way I have. If I could take your pain away, I would.” He gathers me against him and tucks my head under his chin.
“As sad as it makes me, I wish you would have had that with her or someone else,” I say, and his arms tighten so much that my lungs compress.
“I don’t,” he growls.
“What?” I wheeze, and he loosens his grip just enough for me to take a breath.
“I don’t want to think about what would have happened if I had been with her or someone else when you came back. I don’t want to face that demon inside of me that knows what I would have done.”
“Zach—”
“I’ve been in love with you for almost eighteen years. I carried your missing pieces around inside me for that long, Shelby. I know it would have made me an asshole, but there is only one you. You’re the only place I’ve ever called home.” His voice is thick with emotion, and that wound inside of me fills up a little bit more. I hate his words, but a part of me is relieved he feels that way, that he feels so deeply for me.
“There’s been a wide open space inside me since we placed Samuel and I left you behind. But, from the moment I came back, it’s slowly been filling up.”
He goes quiet at my words. Several moments pass before he speaks again. “One day, that space will be full. I swear, with everything I have in me, I will make sure it’s overflowing and that you never feel empty again.”



MY REVIEW:
5 STARS
This is a second chance novel. It is emotionally heartbreaking, but joyful all in one. I really liked what Aurora Rose Reynolds did with book. It is different, and that alone will keep you reading.




About the Author:
Aurora Rose Reynolds is a navy brat who's husband served in the United States Navy. She has lived all over the country but now resides in New York City with her Husband and pet fish. She's married to an alpha male that loves her as much as the men in her books love their women. He gives her over the top inspiration everyday. In her free time she reads, writes and enjoys going to the movies with her husband and cookie. She also enjoys taking mini weekend vacations to nowhere, or spends time at home with friends and family. Last but not least she appreciates everyday and admires it's beauty.



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~~~ TEASER~~~ Bound to Submit by Laura Kaye

Decadent… Sensual… Forbidden…

12 Masters. 12 Desires. 12 Fantasies Come to Life. Meet the Masters of Blasphemy…

 

Releasing September 13, 2016, BOUND TO SUBMIT is the first full-length novel in Laura Kaye's erotic new Blasphemy Series, and today we have a teaser excerpt just for you! Check it out below!

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About Bound to Submit:

From the ruins of an abandoned church comes Baltimore’s hottest and most exclusive BDSM club. Twelve Masters. Infinite fantasies. Welcome to Blasphemy…

He thinks he caused her pain, but she knows he’s the only one who can heal her…

Kenna Sloane lost her career and her arm in the Marines, and now she feels like she’s losing herself. Submission is the only thing that ever freed her from pain and made her feel secure, and Kenna needs to serve again. Bad. The only problem is the Dom she wants once refused her submission and broke her heart, but, scarred on the inside and out, she’s not looking for love this time. She’s not even sure she’s capable.

Griffin Hudson is haunted by the mistakes that cost him the only woman he ever loved. Now she’s back at his BDSM club, Blasphemy, and more beautiful than ever, and she’s asking for his help with the pain he knows he caused. Even though he’s scared to hurt her again, he can’t refuse her, because he’d give anything to earn a second chance. And this time, he’ll hold on forever.

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    BOUND TO SUBMIT - Teaser   EXCERPT: Up on the raised stage was a naked woman bound in dark orange ropes that matched her braided hair so beautifully that it stole Kenna’s breath. She knew that rope work immediately. Intimately. Remembered its feel around her body. Remembered the hands responsible for the rigging moving against her skin. And then Kenna let her eyes move to the tall, beautifully built, black-haired Dom wearing a pair of black jeans and nothing else. Griffin Hudson. He stood behind the bent-over woman and held a vibrating wand between her spread thighs. A small moan escaped Kenna’s throat unbidden at seeing him again after all this time. Her heart tripped into a sprint. Heat ripped over her body, even as he teased and tormented another woman, another submissive. God, he was just as gorgeous as he’d ever been, muscular and strong, his rugged face now serious but capable of tenderness and playfulness, too. Every part of Kenna remembered that man—his face, his hands, his mouth, his cock. And probably would until the day she died. Just as fast, she locked all those feelings and memories down. She needed to remember why she was here—and why she wasn’t.  

"A searingly sexy story with some of the hottest scenes I've read in a long, long time. Laura Kaye shows her mastery of the BDSM world. I'm eagerly anticipating more in this bold new series!"

~ Cherise Sinclair, NYT Bestselling Author of the Masters of the Shadowlands Series

"Smoldering and sexy, Laura Kaye's Blasphemy series is everything I look for in a romance. Haunted heroes and strong heroines populate this one of a kind club and I can't wait to see the big bad Doms fall one by one."

~ Lexi Blake, NYT Bestselling Author of the Masters and Mercenaries Series

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Meet the Masters of Blasphemy in Hard to Serve, now available

Amazon exclusive until September 2016 in paperback and ebook

    Laura Kaye - author picAbout Laura Kaye: Laura is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over twenty-five books in contemporary and paranormal romance and romantic suspense, including the Hard Ink and Raven Riders series. Growing up, Laura’s large extended family believed in the supernatural, and family lore involving angels, ghosts, and evil-eye curses cemented in Laura a life-long fascination with storytelling and all things paranormal. She lives in Maryland with her husband, two daughters, and cute-but-bad dog, and appreciates her view of the Chesapeake Bay every day.      

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~~~ PRE-ORDER~~~ Biker Chicks 2



We're just one week away from the release of the second instalment of this charity anthology series.
Pre order NOW to get your copy of Biker Chicks 2
AN ANTHOLOGY OF HOT MC ROMANCE
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Blurb


Bikers, the ultimate alpha males. But what of women who ride? These sexy independent road warriors shirk the conventions of lady-like behavior and live life by their own terms – wild and free.

BIKER CHICKS is full of sexy stories about women who ride, whether they be lone wolves or part of a gang. Some of the best authors in MC romance along with some new names and faces to the genre tell us how these strong women find the sexual satisfaction and romance we all long for, for one of the best causes.

All proceeds of this anthology go to Bikers Against Child Abuse*, so come take a ride with us.


Authors in this Anthology include…

Rachel Barnard
Bink Cummings
MariaLisa deMora
A.J. Downey
Geri Glenn
Sapphire Knight
Emma Lee
Liberty Parker
Eric Plume
K. Renee
Bibi Rizer
and Winter Travers


Text copyright © 2016 multiple authors


This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, businesses, places, events and incidents are either the products of the author’s imagination or used in a fictitious manner. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, or actual events is purely coincidental.

 All rights reserved.

*Bikers Against Child Abuse International (B.A.C.A.) is not directly affiliated with this charity-driven anthology and use of their name to indicate funds distribution does not constitute endorsement, recommendation, or guarantee on their behalf for the efforts of these individual authors. No liability of any kind, implied or expressed, is given with respect to B.A.C.A. or their activities.

Stories include...
A New Night by: Rachel Barnard
 
Nanette; a biker known for her height, her lonely heart, and her trusty knife. A chance encounter by moonlight will change everything for Nanette.


Rachel Barnard's greatest accomplishments have been eating an entire half gallon of ice cream in one sitting, winning a boot toss, and writing a novel about herself (see the For the Love of Donuts Books). Rachel wishes she were taller, that chocolate had no calories, and that books could be eaten after they were read. Rachel resides in the Pacific Northwest and loves to dress up, talk about writing and books, and dance. Rachel began her writing with young adult novels, but has since branched out into romance, of which this is her first published piece!


Rachel loves to hear from her readers!



A Road to Nowhere by: Bink Cummings
This hunger, these needs, this desire--Part of me knows it's bad, that I shouldn't crave what I do. But the other half doesn't give a fuck...Join Gwen on her journey to self discovery.... where pleasure is just the beginning.
Author Bink Cummings was born and raised part of a biker family. Upon the incessant coercion from her sacred sisters, she has begun her newest journey in life--writing. When she's not shacked up in her home writing at all hours of the night, Bink enjoys riding motorcycles, taking care of her family, reading, and cooking huge meals--Especially her infamous chocolate chip cookies.
Gun Totin' Annie by: MariaLisa deMora
Annie has to scramble for answers when a club sister is brutally murdered while they were negotiating with the local dominant MC. Domino is the handsome biker attached to that club who seems determined to help her, but can she trust him with her grief and fear?

Raised in the south, MariaLisa learned about the magic of books at an early age. Every summer, with the help of a gracious librarian who did not believe in age-restricted stacks, she would spend hours in the local library, devouring books of every genre. Self-described as a book-a-holic, she says “I always loved to read, then I discovered writing, and I adored that, too. For reading … if nothing else is available, I’ve been known to read the back of the cereal box.”
She still reads voraciously, and always has a few books going in paperback, hardback, or on devices.
The Wild Hunt by: A.J. Downey
 
Nothing is what it seems. Join The Queen of Air & Darkness on a modern take of the wild hunt of faerie lore.

A.J. Downey is a born and raised Seattle, WA native, and the author of the bestselling Sacred Hearts Motorcycle Club series. She finds inspiration from her surroundings, through the people she meets and likely as a byproduct of way too much caffeine. She has lived many places and done many things, though mostly through her own imagination. An avid reader all of her life, it’s now her turn to try and give back, entertaining as she has been entertained.
You can find her:
If you want the easy button digest, as well as a bunch of exclusive content you can’t get anywhere else, sign up for her mailing list right here http://eepurl.com/blLsyb
Reinventing Holly by: Geri Glenn
Holly's monotonous life and loveless marriage are slowly breaking her down. When her father dies, leaving her a message of hope for her future, and more money than she knows what to do with, Holly decides that it’s time to take her life back.


Geri Glenn is the best-selling author of Kings Of Korruption MC Series.


Geri lives in beautiful New Brunswick, Canada. She is a military wife, the mother of two gorgeous, but slightly crazy little girls, and just recently was fortunate enough to quit her day job to stay home and do what she loves most - write!
Sweet Surrender by: Sapphire Knight
Snake's a broken man. Peppermint's a strong woman. She's just the right mix, to make his surrender oh-so-sweet.
 
Sapphire's a Texas girl who’s crazy about football. She's always had a love for writing, whether it’s poems or stories. She originally studied psychology and believes that it's added to her passion for spinning tales.
Sapphire is the proud mom of two boys and has been married for twelve years. When she's not busy in her writing cave, she's playing with her three Doberman Pinschers. She loves to help animals and watch a good action movie.
Connect with Sapphire:
Mail: P.O. Box 2937, Harker Heights, TX. 76548
Bad Boy by: Emma Lee
Angelfish has the best new toy ever, but a possessive bitch has him wrapped around her psycho finger. Pushing her hunky geek hard enough to let out his inner bad boy might break him. Or it might make her fall hard.
 
Emma Lee is a native Californian wanderer currently experiencing the wonder of rain in the Pacific Northwest. She loves to garden even though she’s lousy at it, and often finds herself staring blankly while her son discusses Minecraft. An avid reader and prolific writer all her life, she’s recently turned to sharing the kinky, crazy stories in her head instead of hiding them in the closet.
Taken by Vegas by: Liberty Parker
Twenty years of longing for your true love is a long time to wait. Wasp and Ashton reunited embark to recreate their first wedding. Only this time around they add a little flare to their romance. With help from their daughters, Ashton’s wedding day is special and Wasp pulls out all the bells and whistles to make up for their lost time together.


 
I have been an avid reader for most of my life. When I was younger I use to sit and fill spiral notebooks full of stories for my grandmother. As I got older I took the jobs needed for raising my boys as a single mom until I met my now amazing husband. I have stopped working in the last three years and started promoting authors, then I blogged and reviewed for authors, which lead me down the path to writing and creating characters and stories. I love creating behind the scenes with my writing getting to use my imagination and write the story as it comes to me. My youngest is now a senior in High School leaving me with some spare time on my hands to be filled. I am loving the people I am meeting and the support system I have found.

You can find me at my home Facebook or you can like my Author page or join my LadyOutlaws fan group.


Sign of the Gypsy Queen by: Eric Plume
Kestrel Callahan is a wandering gambler, a hard-bitten soul who's always lived by the sword. Fate deals her a wild card - a man who knows how to speak to her troubled heart, yet has problems of his own in the form of a bitter ex who can't let go.
 
Born and raised in the San Juan Islands, Eric Plume is a lifelong resident of Washington State. He has worked in a variety of fields ranging from construction to casino security. As the author of Margin Play, he currently divides his time between his job as a timber framer and writing Amber Eckart's next adventure. He lives near Bellingham, Washington with his girlfriend Jacquelyn in a house full of cats and computers. This is his first foray into romance.
The Innocent Truth by: K. Renee
I had a choice to make, either I was going to lie down and let him win or I was going to fight back. Nash took away everything in the blink of an eye and now he’s going to pay.
 
K. Renee started writing in 2015, but has loved writing since she was young. She started writing because she couldn't get the stories out of her head, no matter what she did. She's twenty-seven years old and typically writes in her free time or on her lunch break. K. Renee works full-time and tries to go to the gym every day. She reads constantly and has hundreds of books she can't wait to start.
Boy Blue by: Bibi Rizer 
Desi, a librarian with a chequered past and a loving but sexless marriage, meets Jesse, a dreamy eyed rent boy. With his irresistible charm, Jesse awakens the lost intimacy between Desi and her husband.
 
Bibi Rizer (http://www.bibirizer.com) is a mom, blogger, teacher and writer living in the Pacific Northwest. While she’s been writing professionally for many years, romance and erotica are relatively new pursuits.
Bibi likes writing about strong kinky women and brave willing men living in realistic and imperfect worlds.
In her spare time Bibi sings Karaoke and hangs around on film sets with child actors. Having the the firm belief that no one can be too weird or too funny, she happily admits that most of her favorite people and characters are both.
Wanting More by: Winter Travers
Ricki doesn't want anything to do with Brick.
The only problem is, Brick isn't taking no for an answer.


Winter Travers is the best-selling author of the Devil’s Knights Series and the Skid Row Kings Series. Hailing from the land of cheese, Wisconsin, Winter is a wife, mother to one Karate kicking boy and in between all of the madness, pursuing her dream of writing. Stay connected with her!


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