Thursday, October 31, 2013

~COVER REVEAL & Excerpt for Abandon by Cassia Leo~HOLY HOTNESS :0)

Expected Release Date: January 2014
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Cover reveal organized by: Shh Moms Reading
  SYNOPSIS Tristan never gave a shit about the girls he used and abandoned. His manwhore ways were ingrained in him from birth. His past has always been a mystery his conquests have wanted to crack, but no one has been able to... until now. Senia has always fallen for the wrong guys, but this time she's fallen for the worst of them. Her attempts to guard her heart from Tristan's charms and sexual magnetism only spur on his pursuit. And soon, the electric energy between Tristan and Senia sparks a fire too wild to contain. Now Tristan must decide if he will abandon his old ways or if he will stay true to his past and abandon Senia instead. Note: This is a spin-off from the Shattered Hearts Series and can be read as a standalone.   EXCERPT
She walks into Yogurtland with her cell phone pressed to her ear and a scowl on her face. Behind the scowl, her vulnerability shines like a fucking nuclear explosion in a dark closet. Whoever she’s talking to has stripped her bare. I find myself wishing it were me who affected her that way. She’s digging inside her purse while balancing the phone between her shoulder and her ear; probably searching for money to get her frozen yogurt fix. What is it about frozen yogurt that makes us feel better? Maybe it reminds us of being kids, and how something as simple as a trip to the yogurt shop could turn a bad day into a great one. Whatever it is, I can see that she desperately needs some frozen yogurt. But with each passing moment that she’s unable to locate her money, I see the hope draining from her face. “I told you to stop calling me. I don’t care if your car is in the shop. I’m not picking you up!” She drops her purse and cell phone onto the checkered tile floor and curses loudly. “What the fuck are you staring at?!” she barks at the man who’s ogling her ass while ushering his small child out of the shop. “You’ve never seen a girl in a skirt bend over?” She falls to her knees as she reaches for the cell phone first. She presses it to her ear and says hello a few times before she realizes there’s no one there. I walk over to her, coolly taking my time, then I kneel next to her and reach for the lipstick tube that rolled behind her left foot. I hold it out in front of her. She looks sideways at me and her mouth drops as she’s stunned into silence. Most girls are stunned when they see me. I’m used to that. But Senia has seen me plenty of times. She’s not amazed by my good looks. She’s stupefied by my impeccable timing. Her gaze immediately falls to my lips, which are just inches from her own. Then she begins to sob as she throws her arms around my neck. I can’t help but chuckle. “Hey, it’s okay,” I whisper into her ear as I breathe in her scent. She smells like strawberries or pineapple. Something fruity. It’s intoxicating. I reach up and grab her face to pull her away, so I can look her in the eye. “What flavor do you want?” A tear rolls down her face and I wipe it away as she stares at me, still dumbfounded. “Cheesecake, with strawberries.” “Perfect.” I help her gather the rest of her belongings into her purse then I order her yogurt as she watches me from where she stands next to the trash bin. She watches me as I approach her with her bowl of frozen yogurt, one of her perfect eyebrows cocked skeptically. “Don’t look at me like that,” I say as I pass her the bowl of yogurt. “Why?” she says as she pops the first spoon of creamy yogurt into her mouth. She licks the spoon clean and I find myself wondering what it would feel like to have those full, red lips wrapped around my cock. I lean in and whisper in her ear, “Because you’re turning me on and I can’t fuck you in Yogurtland.” She continues to cock her eyebrow as she takes another spoonful of yogurt into her mouth. “Then maybe we should get the fuck out of Yogurtland.”
In the three years I’ve known Senia, we’ve almost fucked three times. The first time happened the day I met her, after a show we played in Durham. We were interrupted backstage by Xander, the band’s manager, just as Senia was about to get on her knees. The second time was at a Memorial Day picnic. We were both pretty shitfaced and she ended up tossing her cookies all over me as I was sliding her panties off. The third time happened less than three months ago, in a pub restroom stall. She started crying and couldn’t go through with it; she was too heartbroken over her ex. I think the fourth time may be the charm for us. For some reason, this makes me really fucking nervous. I’m not afraid I won’t be able to satisfy her. There’s no doubt I’ll make her come harder than she’s ever come before. But for the first time in my life, I’m afraid of what will come after the sex. Senia is Claire’s best friend. Even if Claire and Chris never get back together, I know she’ll always be around. Chris is my best friend. I can’t avoid Claire and, therefore, I can’t avoid Senia. Something about this terrifies me and intrigues me; like I’m flirting with danger or, more accurately, fucking with danger. I grab the door handle on the passenger side of my silver Audi and pause as I look her in the eye and pull the door open. “Get in.” She smiles and shakes her head as she slinks into the passenger seat. “Please don’t bother using your manners.” “I won’t.” I slam the door shut and walk around to the driver’s side, tapping the trunk as I note my surroundings. It’s eight in the evening. There are only three other cars in the parking lot and at least one of those belongs to the guy working behind the counter in Yogurtland. I look up at the lamppost in front of the car illuminating the hood and shining through the windshield. I open the door and slide into the driver’s seat. Gazing into her eyes, for a moment I’m reminded of the last time my mom took me to get ice cream, when I was nine years old. I clench my jaw against the visceral nature of this memory and Senia takes this as an invitation. She climbs into my lap and takes my face in her hands as she crushes her lips to mine. I thread my fingers into her hair and roughly grab a fistful of her dark locks. She whimpers as I thrust my tongue into her mouth and squeeze my fist around her hair, intermittently tightening my grip then easing up. Finally, I pull her head back by her hair and her eyes widen with shock and excitement. That’s when I notice her styrofoam bowl of yogurt upended between us, the cold stickiness seeping through both of our shirts. She smiles as she swipes her finger through the cool, sticky substance and slowly eases her finger in her mouth. “Creamy,” she purrs. “Fuck,” I whisper as my dick jumps, trying to escape my jeans. I grab the bowl and toss it into the backseat and she smiles as I swipe my finger through the yogurt and reach under her skirt. Her thighs are smooth and warm against the back of my fingers as I move straight for her panties. She holds my gaze as I slip my fingers under the fabric and find her clit. She swallows hard as her smile melts into a look of pure ecstasy. “Oh, my God,” she breathes as I stroke her gently. I grab the back of her neck and pull her mouth against mine, swallowing her moans as if they were the air keeping me alive. I shove two fingers inside her and she gasps as I curve my fingers to reach her spot. Her body curls into me as I lick the soft skin below her earlobe. Abruptly, I remove my hand from her panties. Her face is incredulous as I lift her up by her waist and place her on the passenger seat. “Get in the back.” For a moment, it seems as if she’s questioning this abrupt request. “This better be good,” she says as she slithers between the two front seats to get into the backseat. I reach under her skirt as she crawls into the back and I yank down on her panties. “Jesus Christ, Tristan!” “Make up your mind,” I say as I place my hand on her ass and push her into the backseat. “Am I Jesus Christ or Tristan?” She laughs as I scramble into the backseat after her, holding onto her panties so she’s forced to leave them behind. I quickly position myself between her legs as she lies on her back and smiles. “You can be whoever the fuck you want.” I slide my arm under her waist and lift her up so I can place her back against the passenger side window. Pushing her skirt up, I spread her legs wide open and marvel at the sight of her. She perfectly shaved with a small landing strip of dark hair that ends at the top of her slit. “I prefer Tristan,” I say as I flash her my crowd smile. She whimpers like a kitten in pain, her hips writhing against me as I devour her slowly and methodically. She tastes like the frozen yogurt I smeared all over her. “Oh, Tristan,” she moans and I hook my arms tightly around her thighs to steady her as her legs begins to tremble. “Oh, my fucking God!” I suck gently as her clit pulsates against my tongue. She lets out a loud cry that sounds like a sigh mixed with a scream. I can’t help but smile as I continue to stimulate her until she grabs chunks of my hair and yanks me up. “Holy shit,” she breathes as she wraps her arms around my neck and pulls me on top of her. But she doesn’t kiss me. She just holds me there and I quickly begin to feel uncomfortable with this closeness. I begin to push away, but she tightens her grip. “Please don’t move,” she begs, and I can hear something strange in her voice—she’s crying. I lie still with her for a while until I no longer hear her sniffling. I slowly pull my head back to look her in the face and she quickly wipes at the moisture on her cheeks. “I’m sorry,” she whispers. I grab her hand and pull it away from her face. “It’s okay,” I murmur as I brush my thumb over her cheekbone. “No, it’s not,” she says, a hard edge to her voice as her hands reach down to undo the button and zipper on my jeans. “But it will be.” She pushes my boxers down until my dick springs free and I suck in a sharp breath as it comes in contact with her. “I don’t have a condom.” My shoulder-length hair hangs around my face as I hover over her. She reaches up and pushes my hair back as she pulls my mouth to hers. I groan as I try to resist making such a stupid mistake. Despite the rumors, I don’t have unprotected sex. I may be a whore like my mother, but I’m not as reckless as she is. I try to pull my face back, but Senia holds my head still. Suddenly, I’m royally pissed off. I rip my head out of her grasp and glare at her. “This is just a fuck. Nothing more,” I insist and her eyebrows scrunch together. A sharp pang of regret twists inside my chest. “I’m sorry.” Why the fuck am I apologizing? “Then shut up and fuck me,” she says as she tightens her legs around my hips and the tip of my cock presses against her opening. I slide in slowly, watching as she closes her eyes and tilts her head back. Leaning forward, I suck on her throat as I gradually ease myself further inside her with each stroke. “You’re tight as fuck,” I whisper as I carefully work my way deeper inside. She doesn’t respond, so I keep thrusting, slowly at first then working my way up to a steady pace. I pull my head back to see her face and her eyes are still closed. I don’t know why, but I want to see her eyes. “Look at me,” I command, and she opens her eyes instantly, her gaze finding mine. Her eyes are slightly red and that’s when I notice the tear tracks running from the corners of her eyes, down her temple, and disappearing into her dark hair. A strange urge overcomes me and I lean down and kiss her temple. Licking my lips, the saltiness of her tears turn me on even more. I ease my hand behind her knee and lift her leg higher so I can thrust deeper. She whimpers as she threads her fingers through my hair and pulls my mouth to hers. I kiss her slowly, matching the rhythm of my hips to the movement of our tongues. She bites my top lip and I feel myself getting so close to blowing my load. “Holy shit,” I whisper as I try to pull my head back, but she holds my head still and kisses me deeply as I let go inside her. My dick twitches as I fill her with my gushing warmth. I grunt into her mouth and she continues to kiss me, swallowing my cries the way I did hers. Finally, I tilt my head back and look her in the eye. Then I ask her a question I haven’t asked anyone since I broke up with Ashley four years ago. “Who was that on the phone?”
  ABOUT THE AUTHOR Cassia Leo Author Pic_newUSA Today bestselling author Cassia Leo loves her coffee, chocolate, and margaritas with salt. When she's not writing, she spends way too much time watching old reruns of Friends and Sex and the City. When she's not watching reruns, she's usually enjoying the California sunshine or reading--sometimes both.

~HAPPY HALLOWEEN~Here is a list of E-book Treats for You and A GIVEAWAY! 10/31/13


Be All by Marie Wathen (All Series #1) 0.99 Romance Suspense

This Crazy Little Thing by Tamryn Ward 0.99 A New Adult Billionaire Romance

Seductive Shadows by Marni Mann 0.99 Dark & Intense

Expired Regrets by Megan S Smith 1.99 New Adult Romance

One Tiny Secret by Adam Kunz 0.99 Romance Suspense

Love Love by Beth Michele 0.99 Contemporary Romance

Pulling Me Under by Rebecca Berto 0.99 Romance Suspense


First Strike by Pamela Clare 0.99 Novella

Rotten by J L Brooks 0.99 Romance & Humor

One to Hold by Tia Louise 0.99 Contemporary Romance

Wicked Thing by Angelina Kace 0.99 New Adult Romance


If I Return by Sawyer Bennett 2.99 Holiday Romance

Seductive Secrecy by Marni Mann (book 2) 2.99

All is Lost by Marie Wathen 3.48 Romance Suspense

Autumn in the Vineyard by Marina Adair 3.99 Contemporar Romance

Big Apple Dreams by Kamery Solomon 2.99 New Adult Romance

Irreversible Damage by KJ Bell 2.99 Contemporary Romance Love Triangle

Rock the Beat by Michelle A Valentine 3.99 Rock Star Romance

Undertow by Amber Lynn Natusch 3.99 New Adult Romance

Saving Georgia by Kristin Flynn 3.99 Young Adult

Strike Out by Cheryl Douglas 2.99 Sports Romance


Consumed by Emily Snow 5.69~11/01

Snowbound with the CEO by Shannon Stacey 2.51~11/04

Rumor Has It by Jill Shalvis 5.99~11/05

Promise Me Texas by Jodi Thomas 5.99~11/05

Born Wild by Julie Ann Walker 6.15~11/05

Colters' Gift by Maya Banks 7.99~11/05

The Edge of Always by J A Redmerski 3.79~11/05 New Adult Contemporary Romance

Jagged by Kristen Ashley 3.79~11/05

Mine by Katy Evans 7.59~11/05

With Every Heartbeat by Melody Grace 0.99~11/08



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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

~HAPPY HUMP DAY~Eye Candy, Price Drops & New Releases 10/30/13


Blog This by Cami Checketts 0.99 Romantic Suspense

Lucky Girl by Emme Rollins 0.99 New Adult Rock Star Romance

Be My Downfall by Lyla Payne 0.99 New Adult Romance

The Art of Control by Ella Dominquez 0.99 BDSM

Flawed by Kate Avelynn 0.99 Dark & Intense

Denying Heaven by D H Sidebottom 1.95 Erotica

Love Notes by Heather Gunter 0.99 Young Adult

Before Now by Cheryl McIntyre 0.99 New Adult Romance

Empty Net by Toni Aleo 0.99 Sports Romance

Fool for You by Megan Noelle 0.99 Contemporary Romance


Absorbed by Emily Snow 0.99 Novella

Ignite by Tessa Teevan 2.99 New Adult Romance

Rock the Beat by Michelle Valentine 3.99 Rock Star Romance

His Ever After by Jessica Ingro 2.99 New Adult Romance

Breathless by Dakota Harrison 3.44 Contemporary Romance

Greed by Fisher Amelie 3.99 Young Adult

All the Pieces by Angela Richardson 3.99 (bk 3) New Adult Romance

The Perfect Match by Kristan Higgins 3.99 Contemporary Romance

Positive Negativity by DD Lorenzo 3.99 Contemporary Romance

Upon A Winter's Night by Karen Harper 6.15 Romantic Suspense

The Carriage House by Carla Neggers 6.15 Romantic Suspense

The Sum of All Kisses by Julia Quinn 6.64 Historical Romance


Consumed by Emily Snow 5.69~11/01

Snowbound with the CEO by Shannon Stacey 2.51~11/04

Colters' Gift by Maya Banks 7.99~11/05

Promise Me Texas by Jodi Thomas 5.99~11/05

Born Wild by Julie Ann Walker 6.15~11/05

Rumor Has It by Jill Shalvis 5.99~11/05

The Edge of Always by J A Redmerski 3.79~11/05 New Adult Contemporary Romance

Jagged by Kristen Ashley 3.79~11/05

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Tuesday, October 29, 2013

~Terrific Tuesday~New Releases and Price Drops :0) 10/29/13


Rotten by JL Brooks 0.99 Romance & Humor

Hell Without You by Ranae Rose 0.99 Military Romance

A Risk Worth Taking by Heather Hildenbrand 0.99 New Adult Romance

Penmort Castle by Kristen Ashley 0.99

Fairytale Come Alive by Kristen Ashley 0.99

Sommersgate House by Kristen Ashley 0.99

Lucky Stars by Kristen Ashley 0.99

Broken Pieces by B E Lane 1.99 New Adult Romance

Choosing the Right Man by Violet Duke 0.99 Contemporary Romance

One to Hold by Tia Louise 0.99 Military Romance


Wrong Side of Town by Komal Kant 0.99 Young Adult Romance

The Devil's Reprise by Karina Halle 2.99

Greed by Fisher Amelie 3.99 Young Adult

Just Once by Julianna Keyes 2.99 Contemporary Romance
Beautiful Player by Christina Lauren 4.74

Bull by Cat Johnson 2.66

Rhytym of Three by Kelly Jamieson 3.44~10/29

No Escape by Mary Burton 5.38 Romantic Suspense

Playing Dirty by Jennifer Echols 7.59

Barefoot by the Sea by Roxanne St. Claire 7.59 Contemporary Romance

Status Update by Mari Carr 3.44

The Young & the Submissive by Shayla Black et al 4.99

Forgiving Lies by Molly McAdams 4.74


Consumed by Emily Snow 5.69~11/01

Snowbound with the CEO by Shannon Stacey 2.51~11/04
Colters' Gift by Maya Banks 7.99~11/05
Promise Me Texas by Jodi Thomas 5.99~11/05
Born Wild by Julie Ann Walker 6.15~11/05

Rumor Has It by Jill Shalvis 5.99~11/05

The Edge of Always by J A Redmerski 3.79~11/05 New Adult Contemporary Romance

Jagged by Kristen Ashley 3.79~11/05

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Monday, October 28, 2013

Release Blitz & Giveaway~Finding the Right Girl by Violet Duke~10/28/13

From the New York Times & USA Today bestselling author who brought you the Nice Girl to Love trilogy, comes A Nice GUY to Love spin-off...
Brian Sullivan has been in love twice in his lifetime. He lost his first love to early-onset Huntington’s, and he lost the other more recently…to his brother. And somehow, his heart has managed to heal itself after both. Amazingly, without therapy. That doesn’t mean he hasn’t gotten a bit more cautious, however. Lately, Brian’s been thinking that maybe his brother’s now retired nothing-but-flings rule isn’t such a bad idea after all. Unfortunately, as the unofficial nice guy poster boy, Brian isn’t exactly versed in the fine art of flings. So he looks to the outrageously ‘unique,’ inexplicably enigmatic, provokingly button-pushing Tessa Daniels for a crash course.
There’s absolutely no way he’s falling in love with this one...right?
Tessa has no idea what she was thinking telling Brian that she was some sort of fling expert. She’s never been flung before and she sure as heck doesn’t know where or how to begin flinging a guy like Brian. It was a temporary lapse in sanity—no doubt because of the can’t-help-but-fall-for-him brain fuzz that hits her whenever he’s around. Not only does the man have her being more herself than she’s ever been in her life, but he’s the only person she knows who seems to have as many demons and skeletons in the closet as she does. What’s more, he’s got her thinking of the one thing she stopped letting herself even hope for years ago.
A happily ever after.
"Babe, we have to stop. You're hurting and your emotions have gone through the wringer tonight. I can't take advantage of you like that."
"Then don't,” she replied simply, wrapping her arms around his neck. “Let me take advantage of you.”
Jerking back to put some head-clearing distance between them was about as painful as ripping off his own skin. “Why don’t we just hang out tonight? We can sit and talk more about those dickheads we ran into tonight if it’ll help, or we could just watch a movie…anything you want to do."
He quickly snatched her wandering hands as they traveled down his lats and started tugging at the hem of his t-shirt. "Anything except that," he groaned. "Work with me here, woman." Raggedly, he put his forehead against hers and counted to ten to try and find the tattered remains of his restraint.
The thought almost made him laugh. Who was he kidding? He had no restraint when it came to Tessa. By the fifth second, his lips had already found their way back to hers.
And goddammit if her whole body didn’t just tremble right there in his arms.
She was just so mind-wreckingly responsive. As usual, without even trying, she was driving him batshit crazy.
Tapping into a reserve even he didn’t know he had, he broke off the kiss and took another step away from her. Then he watched in sad disbelief as her expression became completely shuttered a half an instant later—closing him out behind the walls of a now ten-story castle and a moat filled with fire-breathing piranhas.
The lightning quick response time of her defenses was a punch to his gut. What the hell happened in her past?
"Look Brian, if you don't want to, you can just tell me you know. I’m a big girl; you don't have to make excuses to let me down easy—"
He gave her a look that said he wondered about her IQ before grabbing her hand and dragging it over the zipper of his jeans. "Does that feel like I don't want to?"
Her eyes widened, and her grip closed tight around him.
Bourbon soaked shards of glass went hissing down his throat. "For chrissakes, stop." The blood supply in his brain was dipping down to a dangerous low.
And the damn temptress was clearly all torn up about it. He glared at the smile she was biting back. “I’m glad you find this so amusing.”
“It’s not amusement, it’s relief. Here I was thinking it was just me getting affected with my perpetually wet panties around you and all."
A seriously pained groan escaped him then. "To preserve my sanity—and your panties—don’t use the word wet in any more sentences tonight."
She sighed. "I don't know why you're making such a big deal out of this. You heard Troy earlier this evening. Being the ‘good girl’ was never my thing." She brushed up against the hardening ridge tenting his jeans to drive home her point.
With a muttered curse, he clamped one arm around her waist and tangled his free hand in her hair. "Sweetheart, this thing between us is a big deal," he said roughly, tugging gently on her hair and nearly losing it when she arched her back in response. Her fitted tee was so paper-frickin’-thin. One sharp yank was all it’d take to rip it right down the middle.
Jesus Christ, he needed to find some control.
"Tessa, when, and yes I said when we have sex, I’ll make damn sure that every single second of it seeps into your bones, burns into your memory, and turns into a relentless craving that makes you forget all the assholes from your past,” he ran his lips along the thrumming pulse at her throat, “and if I’m really lucky, it’ll also help ruin you for all other men completely."
Author Bio:
A former professor of English Education at the University of Hawai'i, Violet does in fact miss teaching terribly but is ecstatic to now be on the other side of the page writing wickedly fun contemporary romance novels. When she's not catering to the whims of her story characters or feeding her book-a-day reading addiction, she enjoys tackling reno projects with her power tools while trying pretty much anything without reading the directions first and cooking 'special edition' dishes that laugh in the face of recipes. Violet lives in Hawai'i with her two cute kids and similarly adorable husband.
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~Manic Monday~New Releases & Price Drops~10/28/13


Love Interrupted by A J Warner 0.99 Contemporary Romance

Unintentional Virgin by A J Bennett 0.99 Young Adult Romance

Catch My Fall by Ella Fox 0.99 New Adult Romance

Hers by Dawn Robertson 1.99 Erotica

Empty Net by Toni Aleo 0.99 Sports Romance

Seduce by Lexi Buchanan 0.99 Contemporary Romance

Reflect Me by K B Webb 0.99 Contemporary Romance

Rotten by J L Brooks 0.99 Romance & Humor

Like Gravity by Julie Johnson 0.99 Romance Suspense

Painted Lines by Brei Betzold 0.99

A Perfect Mess by Zoe Dawson 1.99 New Adult Contemporary Romance


Unexpected Protector by Sloan Johnson 2.99 BDSM

Full Throttle by Colleen Masters 0.99 New Adult Contemporary Romance

Naughty Neighbors by Destiny Blaine 2.99

Ride by JC Emery 2.99 Biker Romance

Tug of War by K Larsen 3.99 Sexy & Funny

Touched By You by T H Snyder 3.99 BK 2 Contemporary Romance

Down the Isle (A Dare Me Novella) by Christine Bell 1.99

Wilde for Her by Tonya Burrows 2.99

Falling for the Marine by Samantha Beck 2.99

Game for Trouble by Karen Ericksen 2.99


Beautiful Player by Christina Lauren 4.74~10/29

Bull by Cat Johnson 2.66~10/29

Rhytym of Three by Kelly Jamieson 3.44~10/29

No Escape by Mary Burton 5.38 Romantic Suspense~10/29

Playing Dirty by Jennifer Echols 7.59~10/29

Barefoot by the Sea by Roxanne St. Claire 7.59 Contemporary Romance

Status Update by Mari Carr 3.44~10/29

The Young & the Submissive by Shayla Black et al 4.99~10/29

Forgiving Lies by Molly McAdams 4.74~10/29

Consumed by Emily Snow 5.69~11/01


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Sunday, October 27, 2013

~My Four Star Review of Destructive Silence by L U Ann~10/27/13

Destructive Silence (A Destructive Novel)Destructive Silence by L.U. Ann
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Have you ever met someone you immediately connected with and the sexual chemistry was so strong that you just wanted and had to act on it, but more importantly you felt like it would help you get past something terrible that happened to you? Well that is what happens at the beginning of this story when Lacey meets Caine!

We've yet to speak as our bodies imply the unspoken words, conveying pleasure, surprise, desire, and an unmistakable need.

Do you also believe in soul mates? Have you ever met the "one" only to learn later on that said one is not who you thought they were?

My body gives up all conscious thoughts and I let him in.

Lacey is a beautiful and smart senior in high school who loves to go clubbing with her best friend Becca. Oh how I loved Becca! She was hilarious and added so much fun to a book that talks about some very difficult and very real, life situations! She was the ultimate best friend with a vocabulary/dictionary that had me LOL.

Assvice: The unwelcomed and unsolicited advice given to someone.

Then we meet Caine! Oh how I loved Caine. He was sexy and sweet. I was shocked at the way he treated Lacey after their one night stand but sadly my feelings for him would soon change.

These two are young and engage in a relationship. He is in the Navy and after high school she plans to go to college but not for a while. Her parents own two stores and she works for them. She will be working more since her mom will be having surgery soon, therefore putting off college.

Lacey works hard trying to move past what happened to her as a child. She stands up for herself and loves herself enough to know what is right and wrong in a relationship however she will soon find herself faced with difficult decisions and most importantly working through her feelings.

She loves Caine and believes wholeheartedly that he loves her just as much. I had extreme reservations about Caine when his behavior started to change. I just knew the ball was going to drop and things were going to take off in different directions. I was frustrated and saddened by the reality that Caine was not who I thought he was and Lacey began to see this as well.

It's almost as if he is pulling me away from myself and molding me into the person he wants me to be.

I really don't want to say a whole lot about what happens in the story because I despise spoilers! I will tell you however, that this story deals with falling in love, trusting someone, battling with your fears and emotions, teen pregnancy, abuse, both physical and verbal, alcoholism and infidelity.

Lacey faces so many obstacles and has so many questions that I am undoubtedly sure many many women find themselves asking these very same questions.

Is it wrong to want him after everything he's done?

How does someone enjoy taking something so precious away?

How is a person like that created?

This story is very real and happens more often than not! The cover is perfect as well as the title. It is a great debut novel from L U Ann and I look forward to the next book in this series. I can't wait to see the direction she takes these two characters. It does leave you with a cliffhanger so be warned, but I highly recommend this book because it is so realistic and it may just help you see things in a different light.

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~Series Sunday~Rook & Ronin Series by J A Huss~10/27/13

Today I am happy to feature a series I look forward to reading and have heard great things about.  It is the Rook & Ronin Series by J A Huss.  There are 3 books in this series, which is complete and there will be future books with some of the characters that are in these books.  

Thanks for stopping by and check them out when you have time.  The first two books are currently only 0.99 on Amazon!



Rook Walsh is TRAGIC

Because life so far – just sucks. Some girls get parents. Rook got the foster care system. Some girls get Prince Charming. Rook got an abusive frog. Some girls get lucky…

Rook got a second chance.

And she took it. Because when fate throws you a bone – you grab it with both hands and run.

Antoine Chaput knows the minute he spies Rook in his photography studio that she’s got The Look. The dark and desperate look he must have to land the exclusive TRAGIC media contract.

Rook is paired up with top model, Ronin, and he’s everything her abusive ex-boyfriend wasn’t. Patient, gentle, happy, attentive, and sexy! He knows exactly what to do to make Rook blush for Antoine’s camera. 

Rook’s luck changes in an instant and suddenly she’s the darling of the modeling world. It’s a dream job to go with a dream guy and all she has to do is look pretty and follow directions. But there’s always a price to pay – and Rook is about to get the bill.

New Adult Contemporary Romance *Mature Content* Recommended for ages 17+ due to sexual situations and language usage



TRAGIC is over and Rook is ready for the future—Spencer Shrike and the STURGIS contract! 

It’s three months of body art modeling! That means three months of Spencer Shrike’s paintbrush all over her body, three months in front of Antoine’s camera, and three months of twenty-four hour filming for Spencer’s Biker Channel reality show.

Wait a minute…what reality show? Maybe she should’ve read that STURGIS contract a little closer? ;)

Sure, Rook’s bank account is almost overflowing, but Ronin is angry, Clare is trying to escape rehab, Antoine is a worried mess, and Elise is just trying to hold everyone together. Her new family is about to fall apart before she even gets the chance to enjoy them.

Add in a mysterious man from her past, a road trip to the famous Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, and a final show in front of the entire world where all her goods are on display, and you’ve got Manic—a new adult contemporary romance that will definitely make your summer sizzle!



Rook is chasing her dream—film school and a chance at a life beyond the one she ran from six months ago. But before she can become the girl she wants to be, she must deal with the girl she left behind.

Ronin is also chasing his dream—a family of his own and a life away from erotic modeling. And he too, has a past he’s trying to forget. A past that makes Rook question everything about their life together.

Lies, secrets, and shocking truths will rock the foundation Rook and Ronin have built. Can they put the past behind them and move forward together? Or is this just another too good to be true relationship that will crash and burn in the end?

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