Saturday, September 28, 2013

EVER ENOUGH by Stacy Borel ~~~ Book Blast & Giveaway ~~~

Ever Enough Series 
Stacy Borel


♥ Ever Enough ♥
What happens when the man you thought was the one, ends up being the one that got away?

When Finley breaks her heart on graduation night, eighteen year old Emilyn is left alone to pick up the pieces of her life. After muddling through the next ten years-including immersing herself in a lifeless marriage-she is brought to her knees when she encounters Finley at her high school reunion. Long ago buried emotions and feelings bubble to the surface and when Finley kisses her, Emilyn flees the scene. Arriving home to find her husband in the arms of another woman, Emilyn is forced to return to her hometown and start again. But is it possible to start afresh when the past just won’t seem to let you go?

Finley has spent the ten years since high school focused on his career. As a songwriter, he has never had a problem getting women. But when he realizes that the woman he let go a decade ago could be his happy ever after, he decides to do whatever it takes to get her back. But are some hurdles too great to overcome?
 
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Playlist

  • First Kiss- A Rocket To the Moon

  • Ever Enough- A Rocket To the Moon
  • Turning Tables- Adele.
     Don’t You Remember- Adele
     One and Only- Adele
  •  Your Guardian Angel- The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus 

  •  All the Same- Sick Puppies 
  •  Hello- Evanescence 
  •  Broken- Seether 
  •  Never- Heart
  •  Alone- Heart 
  •  Haunted- Taylor Swift 
  •  Save You- Simple Plan 
  • Weightless- All Time Low 
  •  Break Your Little Heart- All Time Low 
  •  Sick Little Games- All Time Low 
  • Straightjacket Feeling- The All-American Rejects 
  • Slipped Away- Avril Lavigne 
  • No Love- Simple Plan 
  •  Heart of Stone- Iko 
  •  Find Me- Boyce Avenue 
  •  Innocence- Avril Lavigne 
  •  Feelin’ Love- Paula Cole 
  •  Stars- Grace Potter and the Nocturnals 
  •  Almost Lover-A Fine Frenzy 
  •  Near To You- A Fine Frenzy 
  •  Just A Fool- Christina Aguilera & Blake Shelton 
  •  Faded Away- Luke Bryan 
  •  Come Undone- My Darkest Days 
  •  Between the Raindrops- Lifehouse 
  •  I’m Just A Man- Jason Aldean 
  •  I Lost It- Kenny Chesney 
  •  Settle For a Slowdown- Dierks Bentley 
  •  Please Remember Me- Tim McGraw 
  •  First To Fall- Terri Clark 
  •  Don’t Leave Home- Dido 
  •  Thinking of You- Katy Perry 
  •  Makin’ Plans- Miranda Lambert 
  •  Sweet Nothing- Calvin Harris 
  •  Perfect- My Darkest Days 
  •  Radioactive-Imagine Dragons 
  •  Can’t Forget You- My Darkest Days 
  •  These Days- Rascal Flatts 
  •  I’m Moving On- Rascal Flatts 
  •  Wherever You Will Go- Charlene Soraia 
  •  The Story- Brandi Carlile 
  •  She Wolf- David Guetta

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    ♥ Always Enough
     
    “There is nothing worse than pretending that you don’t care about something, when that is all you can think about.”

    Harper Graham wears a mask, and not the pamper kind. She conceals her pain with shoes, shots, and lots of sex. But while her life appears fantastic to most, Harper herself knows that the most important thing in life is not financial stability, but emotional. Having been let down by her absent father for most of her life, Harper chooses to keep the men in her life at arms length. Well, that was until Kyler Morgan.

    Kyler Morgan has been successful at nearly everything in his life … nearly. Traveling the country with the band Down Glory Road, Kyler has had time to reflect upon his life and in particular his relationship with feisty, drop-dead gorgeous realtor, Harper. Realizing that she is the woman of his dreams, Kyler resolves to win back Harper, and prove to her that she is, and always has been, enough.

    But the path to true love rarely runs smoothly, and when their journey takes a number of twists and turns, will Harper and Kyler manage to hold tight, or fall by the wayside?
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  • Another Heart Calls- The All-American Rejects-

  • I Can’t Make You Love Me- Bonnie Raitt
  • The High Road- Three Days Grace
  • My Songs Know what You Did- Fall Out Boy
  • Touch- Josh Abbott Band
  • Easy- Rascal Flatts
  • Falling Slowly- Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova
  • The Great Escape- Pink
  • Just Give Me a Reason- Pink
  • Have A Little Faith In Me
  • Ignition- Matt Stillwell
  • Daylight- Maroon 5
  • Crash My Party- Luke Bryan
  • Pour Some Sugar On Me- Def Leopard
  • Distance- Christina Perri
  • Two Is Better Than One- Boys Like Girls
  • I Can’t Love You Back- Easton Corbin
  • Wasting All These Tears- Cassaee Pope
  • How She Rolls- Chase Rice
  • Goodbye- Secondhand Serenade
  • I Will Remember You- Ryan Cabrera
  • 36 Days- Hawk Nelson
  • Breathe Me- Sia


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    Author Bio:
    Stacy Borel lives in southeast Texas with her huband, two kids, and two dogs. She is a military wife, and prior to that, was a military brat. She loves picking up and moving somewhere new every two to four years. Stacy is a self-proclaimed Facebook addict. If she isn't online, she is either writing or being a mom or wife.

    Next novel: Touching Scars, coming the first week of December 2013.

     
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    Friday, September 27, 2013

    JUST ONE SONG/JUST ONE WEEK by Stacey Lynn

    Just One Song Synopsis

    Two years ago, Mia had everything she thought she wanted. She loved her job, and her best friend Nicole was finally recovering from losing her family in a car accident. When they met rock star Zack Walters and given backstage pages for his concert in their hometown of Minneapolis, Mia had no idea she would get involved with the band’s drummer, Chase Harper. It was simple, fun, and exactly what Mia liked best – no strings attached.

    Then Chase decided to change the rules and Mia did what she’s always done best: she ran.

    Now she’s on her way to Los Angeles to help Nicole get ready for her wedding to Zack. The one thing she’s not looking forward to is seeing Chase again. With his sculpted muscles, strong hands and dark gray eyes that seem to know everything she’s thinking – Chase has the ability to make her forget. He also has the power to make her feel, something Mia refuses to let happen.

    When everything around Mia’s life begins to crumble, and she keeps all of her secrets tucked close and hidden away, Chase is the one who steps in to help.

    Because he has decided that he isn’t letting her go again. Not until she finally admits she’s his.

    Just One Week Excerpt

    Chase’s POV

    I smile into her neck when I feel her pulse quicken a little bit.

    “Chase?” Her quiet voice sounds a little bit dry and really tired.

    I slowly flick my tongue out and lick her neck and trail soft kisses down to her collarbone. My hand on her hip squeezes slightly, pulling her back into me so she can feel how much I want her.

    Damn it, I just want her. All of her.

    “What is it, babe?” I whisper into her throat when I realize she’s smiling a little bit and not moving away from me at all. In fact, I think she may have just relaxed into me a little bit more. “What do you need?”

    I pull away from her slightly so I can look into her sleepy blue eyes. Her hair is a little messed up and her eyes are barely open, but I can still see that she wants me. Please, I plead with my eyes, don’t tell me you need a glass of water. Don’t tell me you want me to get the hell out of here.

    But she doesn’t say any of those things. She just smiles and quietly, so quietly I almost ask her to repeat herself she simply says, “You.”

    It’s all I need to hear. If she wants me, I’ll give her all of me. Every last piece of my body, my heart, and my soul. Anything she wants of mine is hers, I just don’t want her to fucking stomp all over it and give back pieces of me, leftover and broken, when she’s through with me.

    With a devilish grin, I adjust her so she’s lying below me. “I’m all yours, babe.”

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    LET LOVE IN & LET LOVE STAY by Melissa Collins BOOK SPOTLIGHT

    Let Love In Let Love Stay Book Spotlight Synopsis

    Let Love In: What would happen if you lost everything? If the people who were supposed to love you unconditionally were no longer there for you, how would your world change? That’s exactly what happened to Madeleine Becker when her parents died when she was ten years old. Ripped from her home and everything that she has ever loved, she is forced to start all over again. The only way for her to move on is to build walls around her heart and keep everyone at a safe distance. Her logic: she can't get hurt if she doesn't fall in love. That theory is blown to pieces when she meets Reid Connely during her freshman year at college. He is gorgeous and darkly mysterious. He understands Maddy's pain all too well, but sharing his pain would mean breaking down the walls he put up around his own heart. Conflicted between loving Maddy and hiding his dark past, Reid starts to reevaluate his world. Maddy's inner strength, snarky personality and breath taking beauty help Reid to make peace with his past. Together they find out what happens when they let love in.

    Let Love Stay: If you’re lucky, you’ll fall in love – truly, madly and deeply in love. But what happens when that honest and pure love isn’t enough to erase your fears? What happens when your past rears its ugly head and threatens your future? Maddy and Reid had that kind of love – the all-encompassing, Earth shattering, once in a lifetime kind of love. Then life happened. Old wounds that were thought to be long healed and scabbed over are ripped opened and they are forced to face the possibility that, maybe, they are not strong enough to fight their demons and embrace the light. Together, they found out what love is, but now they will each need to heal on their own before they can ever be together again. They must face their fears and beat down their pasts in order to find their way through this crazy uphill battle called love. They’ve let love in, but now, they need to find out how to Let Love Stay.

    HERE IS MY REVIEW ON LET LOVE IN AND LET LOVE STAY:

    LET LOVE IN

    I had received this book as a gift for an honest review. Melissa Collins did an excellent job with this book and I so look forward to book two. 5 stars doesn't even touch how I feel about this book! SPOILERS!! Maddy very young loses her parents. Moves with an Aunt she never met until the loss of her parents. She meets Melanie and they become the best of friends more like sisters. Off to college and they have two roommates Cammie and Lia who they became really close with. With Cammie dating Jack, Maddy met Reid. Well Jack,Reid and Logan are roommates and with a college party the beginning of this fairy tale begins. With Maddy and Reid both having trust issues due to their past things are really interesting when they get together and they start to trust and break down the walls that both have built up from their past. Reid is every women's dream I believe. You can't help but love how Reid shows Maddy that the past is the past and that he is really and truly in love with her. As their romance progress like all relationships there are bumps in the road. Well they go off to Montauk Point NY. Reid didn't know why he was taking her there but he did. This part of the story along with other parts made me cry and hit close to home. I went to Montauk Point back in the early 90's and met my daughter's grandfather. About 6 months later or so he passed away. I went back down there and boy this book hits part of my life. Melissa this is a great love story. I felt the pain and happines Maddy and Reid had been through as well as the other characters. There was a couple times I wish I could go through the book and pop Reid and a couple others that is how connected I felt to them. THIS IS THE BEST CLIFFHANGER SINCE WHO SHOT JR!! I hate that it ended the way it did cause I really really want to read more about Reid and Maddy. Well I guess I have to wait until book two just like I had to wait the summer to find out WHO SHOT JR!! WELL DONE 10 stars..............I know book 2 will be just as good...



    LET LOVE STAY

    I so love Maddy and Reid. I so would love to have Reid as a boyfriend. With Let Love Stay being the 2nd book in the series it was my favorite so far. I love how Melissa picked up right where Let Love In stopped. Through the "TIME APART" of Maddy and Reid to the end of the book I have to say it was a wonderful love story. I love how Reid listened to Maddy and went and saw his mother when he found out she didn't have long to live. He went to make peace with her. Love how Reid stood up to his father when he saw him after his mom's funeral.

    I love the friendship Maddy and Melanie have how they are both their for each other. To have a friendship like that have is very important. Mel didn't turn her back on Maddy when she found out she was pregnant nor did Mel's mother.

    This book has made me laugh and has made me cry. I do have to say this is my favorite love story. I so can not wait for the next book Let Love Heal to see what Melissa has in store for Maddy,Reid and Melanie.

    Meet the Author Melissa Collins 2 I’ve always been an avid reader. Majoring in English Literature was a no brainer. Becoming a teacher and instilling my love for reading into my students was also a no brainer. I’ve spent the last ten years teaching and I’ve loved (mostly) every minute of it. When I was home on maternity leave for my third son, I discovered a new genre that sparked my creativity. My passion for writing sprang from my love of reading and once I knew I had a story to tell, I couldn’t wait to get it out there. I only hope that my readers enjoy reading my story as much as I enjoyed writing it.

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    Thursday, September 26, 2013

    **COVER REVEAL** THE UNKNOWN by Lara Henley



    Synopsis

    Misty found out early in life that things just don't come easy. She has learned to trust no one, and that you can't depend on anyone but yourself when the chips fall. Finally free of the states clutches she sets out on a whirl wind adventure called LIFE....

    But she never expected Drake....

    Drake... is Use to being in the lime light just graduated from college. Wondering what's next? Misty is a welcome surprise. So different from his everyday mundane experiences..

    Can two completely different people share a journey that could change both of their lives forever? Or will they end up destroying each other in the process?

    Escape to The UnKnown

    BIO

    Lara Henley was born in the Midwest. She holds a degree in Fashion Marketing and loves all things creative. She enjoys spending time with family and friends. Her first love is writing and hopes to make it her full-time career. She first began her career as a writer with children's books and has since transitioned into writing young adult and adult romance.



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    **REVIEW**THE RACCOON FAMILY MOVES IN by AJ GRACE CHILDREN'S BOOK

    This is the first book in the Happy Valley Glen Series. Geared toward Ages 3-8.

    I had to get this book the cover was cute and what I read what it was about was great. When the Raccoon Family moved in Rabbit saw them and thought they were trouble. Well things happen and Rabbit was quick to blame. Only to find out HE WAS WRONG. This is a really great children's story to teach how not to judge people by their looks or color. Love the book's lesson that I want to purchase a few hard copies for the holidays. This book is geared toward ages 3-8 but I feel it is for any age.

    Wednesday, September 25, 2013

    DEADLY SECRETS by Angee Taylor

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    The wedding was supposed to stop the endless stream of death threats. It seems someone didn’t get the message. As the family struggles to find the person or persons sending the threats, they face problem after problem. Rose is developing new powers so fast she's having a difficult time keeping up with them. New family members have been discovered that were erased from the family history. There is even possibly a betrayal from within their own family. Whom can Rose and Caleb trust? Who is out to kill them? Will they figure it out in time to save themselves and their family? Or will they discover the truth too late to save everyone they love?
                                  

    EXCERPT

    ***Rose***
    I crouched there looking down, sliding my tongue over my unsheathed fangs, which pricked it, and allowing the precious blood to seep into my mouth. Tasting the sweet taste of the iron rich liquid, my thirst spiked. The raw desire of hunger ate at me, like a wild animal chewing on a bone. This wasn’t about hunger though, it was anger, and it was about protecting my family. Hearing Caleb and the others beating at the door, knowing I only had minutes before someone got the doors open. Looking deep in myself, breathing deeply I released the leash I kept on my powers. I felt them slam into me, for once the feel of thousands of bolts of lightening hitting me made me feel powerful, it wasn’t painful this time.
    ***Collin***
    I stood still watching my sister-in-law. I had no idea what she was up to. I’d heard she had a protective streak and was very lethal when she wanted to be. Even though I couldn’t see this slip of a woman being lethal, I’d wait and see. I was caught off guard by what I saw with my own eyes. The books went to flying off the shelves all around my library. Furniture began floating. The fireplace was erupting with flames all the while my little sister-in-law was still crouched looking down at the floor. Books that were flying off the shelves finally took on an ordered chaos as they were circling around and over me. Trying to get out of the room, I found I was fixed in place. The fireplace calmed down, the furniture sat back on the floor. I was still fixed in place unable to move and books still circled around and over me. Looking at Rose she was still crouched, never looking up. When she did what I saw startled me. Standing slowly, she walked to me. Caleb was beating on the metal door that stood between him and his wife. As she approached me I guess the fear in my eyes made Rose smile. “You see now I’m no child for you to mess with. You ever kidnap me again, it won’t matter who you’re related to. I’ll kill you and won’t tell them you’re a good guy.” “Why are your eye’s…That’s not normal.” My voice quivered with the fear, no terror I felt. “It doesn’t matter. All that does matter is you realize that those people behind that door are mine. I love each and every one of them. If you do anything to harm them, I won’t show you mercy. Vampire or not I can kill you. You may have gotten the drop on me once and drugged me. That was the only time it will ever happen. You better be truthful in all dealing with us or you will see what all isn’t normal about me.” Waving her hand, the entire room returned to perfection. I shook my head half in shock but completely terrified of her.
    Rose looked down, blinking a few times. When she looked at me again all traces of the person she had been seconds earlier was gone. “Open that door for me, if you don’t mind.” Rose all but ordered it. “Sure thing Rose.” I did so as fast as I could. I didn’t want to be in a room with her alone any longer than I had to. As the door opened, her family rushed out all speaking at once. “What happened? What was all that noise? Is everything okay?” Smiling at her beloved family then turning to look at me before she spoke, “Everything is just fine. Isn’t it Collin?” “It’s great.” I gave my best smile, even though I was scared at the moment. Caleb looked around the room, looking for some indication at what had happened. He found none. “Rose let’s go to bed.” “I’m past ready. I hope the bed is a soft one, after being on that hard silver table for a few days.” Rose said as she walked down the hall towards the bedrooms. As she walked through the door it closed behind her. I sat on the floor. It had been all the years of training to look tough that had kept me from doing just this earlier. I would not show fear.
    Author Bio
    Angee was born in Houston, Texas in 1977, to an interesting family. Her mother and father separated when she was young. She lived with her mother who later remarried a wonderful man, who had a huge impact on her as she grew up. Angee has always had a love of reading, mostly paranormal. As a child, she would sneak up at late night when her mom thought she was sleeping, to read. They moved around a lot, eventually settling in Deep East Texas. Angee married at a young age and eventually divorced. She has raised her now 16 year old son alone. Angee works full time as a pre-hospital nurse and sometimes sees things that would make the rest of us have nightmares. On other days, she is blessed to see miracles. These things are what drive her to write. In 2006, she was diagnosed with a rare disease, shortly after that she was told she would be on full disability in five years and most likely to be dead in ten. She’s fought to live a normal life every day since and is beating those odds. She works at a demanding job, is a single mom, cares for an elderly mother, and two dogs. Angee describes her job as- “I fight to save people’s lives. Sometimes I lose, sometimes I win. It's the emotional roller coaster of that job, which leads me to writing. I'm able to put those emotions into my characters and let them out of my heart and soul.”
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    **COVER REVEAL** REMEMBER LOVE by Riley Rhea

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    Title: Remember Love

    Author: Riley Rhea

    Release Date: October 2013

    ~Remember Love Synopsis~

    They say you can never go home again. Brenna James is about to finish her final year of college when a visit home could change everything. Fate was pushing her towards her childhood best friend, Tucker, leaving Brenna no other option than to remember memories from a time once forgotten. Can Tucker slip himself into her heart? Will he be able to show her his feelings? The biggest question is, can Tucker help Brenna remember love?

    Author Bio

    Riley Rhea is your typical country girl, born and raised in the Bluegrass. In the last 30 something years, she has successfully brought into this world 3 children, which may or not be claimed by her, depending on their behavior. Riley enjoys reading, spending time on the farm and quiet afternoons when those who call her mom leave the house. Riley also loves country music and drools over Luke Bryan. Riley’s biggest fears are crickets and banks. Not just an avid reader, Riley is an active blogger and reviews many books during the span of a week when she isn’t writing about her loveable and sexy country boys.

    She’s always had a background in writing, her mother being an author, and one day, out of the blue, 2 characters popped into her head and wouldn’t shut up. After some advice from a good friend, Remember Love was born. Thank you all for taking time to get to know Riley a little better. You can always find her on Facebook if y’all want to chat a little more.

    <3 Riley Rhea

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    Tuesday, September 24, 2013

    **TRUST** by L Chapmam BOOK BLAST

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    Trust Synopsis
     
    Lovely Megan Madden has lost her faith in men. But this has not kept her from the joy of her best friend's upcoming wedding. While in London shopping for the big event, Megan's life takes a surprising turn when a quick drink brings changes to her life she never saw coming. Join in the roller coaster of emotions Megan must endure as she attempts to regain her TRUST.

    Who knew a quiet drink could change your life?
     
     
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    About L Chapman
    L. Chapman was born in and continues to live in North Yorkshire, United Kingdom. She has spent most of her life helping others. At one time, a DJ for a special needs club. Blending her love of helping others and her love of children, L dreams to one day own and operate a childcare nursery that will help mainstream special needs children with others.
    In the rare ...times that L. is not working to help others or maniacally writing, she enjoys making a mess of things while creating beautifully detailed greeting cards. She spends time relaxing with family, friends, and good books. L. loves to travel and has been to many places in the United Kingdom; her favorite places all involve the ocean. She hopes to one day share a kiss with her happily-ever-after in the romantic shadow of the Eiffel Tower. Should she ever get over her fear of flying, those kisses may be shared in the shadows of the Egyptian Pyramids.
    Ever the fussy eater, L. has never once tasted peanut butter, and she despises coffee. If you should feel the need to bribe her, it is suggested that you bring chocolate, as that is one of her known weaknesses.

     
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    Jenny has always wanted a fairytale life: the perfect house, her own Prince Charming and the wedding to go with it.

    After a five year engagement Jenny and her fiancé Rich are counting down to the "Big Day"...

    And lets not forget one hell of a Hen Party For Jenny her life as the perfect wife is all she has ever wanted but secrets are never far away...

    Will Jenny make it to her own fairytale wedding...

    All will be revealed in "Veiled"
     
     
     
    EXCERPT from Veiled




         I made a speech prior to booking the wedding date that there would be no sex the week be-fore we got married. I wanted our wedding night to be special. Now, I think I will be strug-gling with this decision. I plan to make sure I get plenty before our wedding weeks begins. I am wearing Rich's favorite little black halter dress that barely covers my bum and shows just enough of my cheeks to drive him wild. He loves it. I have been a little bit naughty. Okay, very naughty. I am not wearing underwear and have added my black stilettos. Perfect. My hair is down, exactly the way he likes it, and no makeup. This is how my baby likes to see me.
     
        "Honey, I'm home," Rich yells as he comes through the door, looking all hot and sweaty from his run. He always goes for a three to five mile run after work. He is a fitness freak some-times, so I would love for him to take a day off from running once in a while.
     
         "Hi," I say leaning against the doorway in a suggestive manner, my arm above my head in the full-on come and get me pose. "Oh. Wow, are you trying to kill me, Jen?" He winks. "Never." I giggle, hoping I am killing him. I plan to make that man work his ass off after dinner. "Quick shower and I am all yours, baby girl," he says, placing a little peck on my lips before smacking my bum and running up the stairs. Rich began calling me baby girl the second time we saw each other. I can't help but blush when he says it, even after all this time together. I sit myself on a bar stool in the kitchen and wait for him. He is only gone for five minutes be-cause he takes quick showers when I am not with him. If I didn't have a nice meal planned, I would join him. I might take him for another one later. "I am back, baby girl," Rich announces as he walks into the kitchen wearing only black trousers. His bare chest on full display and his perfect back sparkling from the water that is left on him. His hair is also wet. He looks so fuckable. Food first. We need to eat first I try to convince myself.
     
     
     
     

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    **SINFUL SERIES SPOTLIGHT** by Emma Nichols


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    Sin at Sea:

    When Alysin decided to surprise her boyfriend at work with dinner, the surprise was on her. Since he was going at it with his secretary on the conference table, she packed a bag and called her BFF. Jolie and Alysin had been traveling the country, working as digital nomads for ten years ever since graduation. Taking this as a sign it was time for a new move, they decided to take a cruise, regroup, and make a plan.

    Then she meets Mr. Bedroom Eyes. Following her lead, they pretend to be married so that she can rid herself of the guy who started hitting on her before the boat left the dock. Though it was supposed to be a momentary arrangement, he asks her to take it one step farther. Then another and another. The cruise promises to be memorable in every way that matters. 

    Along the way, Alysin learns that she won't have to fake an orgasm if she's with someone who knows what to do, that not all men suck, but the best ones suck really well, and that sometimes what starts out as something pretend, can fast become something completely real. Will the woman who lives life with no regrets, regret that she made that stupid rule about not exchanging names and contact info?

    Vixen in Vegas:

    It was supposed to be a week of simply being, of living in the moment, and enjoying every minute while it lasted. Of course, that kind of intoxication can have lingering effects. For Sin, she found herself wanting to break all the rules, to extend her time with the stranger who stole her heart. Vegas was just the right kind of place to take such a gamble. Meeting up with BE at the gondolas was a risk. Love went against everything they had promised, but the best things in life can’t be planned.

    Soon Alysin will be tested. 

    After guarding her heart for so long, she finally let a man in and discovered that the worst things in life happened when she least expected them. When she walked in on BE with another woman and overheard their heated conversation, she suddenly remembered there was a reason she made these rules. 

    Will broken rules lead to broken hearts or will she realize that though love was a gamble, she was all in?




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    What made her decide to be an erotica author?

    Simple.

    How else was she going to parlay her two favorite past times into a career?

    Emma is single and loving it. Like her first character, Alysin, Sin for short, she doesn't believe in settling or in settling down. She loves to indulge in her passions whenever the mood strikes and enjoys keeping all of life's cliche moments spicy.

    Known for her sense of humor, Emma surrounds herself with friends whose antics often become the source of book fodder. Her ideal situation would be to explore the Caribbean while writing. She pursues that dream daily.

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    What sparked your interest in becoming a romance writer?

    I often joke that I became a writer of romance and erotica because it was the best way for me to parlay my passions into a career.

    What was the first romance novel you read that made an impression on you?

    When I was really young, I read The Thornbirds. It was the naughtiest book I could imagine. I remember thinking that I needed to be able to write like that. So, that’s what I try to do.



    Tell us 5 surprising things about yourself.

    1. I have a tattoo.

    2. I want more…small, sexy, meaningful.

    3. My palate has really become more sophisticated…as evidenced by my love of sushi and asparagus…sometimes even together.

    4. I think cruising is the only way to travel.

    5. For someone so intrigued by sex, I didn’t lose my virginity for a really long time.

    What is your writing environment.

    ,p>I write wherever I am comfortable at the moment. It could be in the living room, lying on the bed, on the garage couch, or even the floor. I abhor writing at desks. It feels too much like work and I just want to have fun with it.

    One of your favorite quotes.

    By Mae West: You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.

    Do you have a website recommendation for other writers?

    http://timflanaganauthor.wordpress.com

    Great ideas. I’m working to implement them…especially marketing.

    Who is your perfect hero? And why?

    I think the perfect hero is perfectly imperfect. I think he has flaws, but that when he finds love, they make him more real, less god-like. He doesn’t have to have this model-esque body. He says the right things, even if he doesn’t say them smoothly. My favorite heroes are the reformed players, the ones who have been around and finally found everything they never knew they always wanted with the unlikeliest of women.

    Which authors have caught your interest lately? Why?

    Hmmm. In the author groups, I’m finding ones that I try to emulate, that I admire for their skill and their abilities. JB McGee has a new book coming out,,,Skipping Stones. I’ve been able to beta that a bit. And Brandy Dorsch is an aspiring writer who has an interesting looking paranormal romance coming out soon.

    What type of book have you always wanted to write?

    It has taken me forever, but Sin at Sea is the kind of book I always wanted to be brave enough to write. There is something so liberating about not worrying over pushing the envelope. At the same time, I think while writing something very erotic, I kept it classy. That’s important. Even my smut has a story.

    Who are your dream dinner party guests?

    If I could have anyone come to my parties…Channing Tatum…oh hell, the entire cast of Magic Mike. Ummm…I don’t really think I’d need to invite anyone else…at all. We’ll keep it nice and intimate.

    What’s the last movie you watched and loved?

    Loved? Wow. It has been a while since I loved a movie. Dating means I watch movies that the guy loves…like action, horror, and thrillers. Me, I prefer movies with meaning, movies that speak to me…like Under the Tuscan Sun or Love Actually.

    Most _____________ in high school. (popular, nerdy, sporty…) Why?

    It’s funny. I thought I was nerdy. I thought I was shy. And then I go to a reunion and discover that everyone else thought I was popular. I just did my own thing, whatever made me happy. Still do. It’s the best way to live.

    Top three things on your bucket list.

    1. Take a Mediterranean cruise.

    2. Explore Greece

    3. Take a hot air balloon ride. That one might be challenging since I also have a fear of heights. Still…

    How did you get the idea for this particular novel?

    My goal was to write this great beach read. It kind of forced me to go through with it, get it published for summer. I took everything that I loved about summer…the water, the beaches, the travel, vacations, hot guys, and sexy times. There are a lot of my own personal experiences in it.

    What is your favorite scene in your new release?

    I love where they meet, how they meet, their interaction. Yes, Alysin and Mr. Bedroom Eyes have chemistry from the start.

    If you could be one of your characters - Who would you be? And why?

    I would love to be Alysin, so supremely confident, so independent. She speaks her mind. She’s very worldly. She’s tough.

    Flirting Questions

    Which actor or book character do you have a crush on?

    Whew…I can only pick one? The Rock, Dwayne Johnson.

    What’s your favorite body part of the opposite sex?

    The chest. I like a nice chest to rest my head on.

    What does love feel like?

    Scariest most incredible feeling ever. Love is being naked and vulnerable all the time.

    When was your last kiss?

    I get kissed pretty much daily. The last one that really affected me that would be harder to pin down.

    What’s an absolute no-no in a relationship?

    Cheating. That’s a deal breaker.

    What’s your idea of a perfect date?

    I love new twists on old clichĂ© moments. I love candlelight dinners. I love picnics. Put the two together…bliss.

    If you could take a romantic trip, where would it be?

    Someplace warm and sandy.

    Do you believe in love at first sight?

    Nope. I believe in lust at first sight.

    Flirting Quickies:

    Boxers or Briefs? Boxer briefs

    Facial hair or clean shaven? Goatee

    Alpha or Beta? Alpha

    Planner or Panster? Planner

    White wine or red? White

    Coffee or tea? Tea

    Vanilla or chocolate? Chocolate

    Sweet or salty? Sweet

    Sleep in or get up early? early

    Laptop or desktop? laptop

    Beach or mountains? beach

    Winter or summer? summer

    Cat or dog? Cat

    Twilight or Fifty Shades? Fifty Shades

    Spotlight or In the Shadows? Shadows

    City or Country? Country

    Clubbing or candlelight dinner? Candlelight

    Backpacking or luxury hotel? Luxury hotel

    Morning or night person? Both, it’s the middle of the day I suck at

    Christmas or Halloween? Christmas

    Optimist or pessimist? optimist

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    JILL ELAINE HUGHES is a journalist and playwright as well as a New Adult fiction novelist. As a reporter, she has contributed to the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Reader, Washington Post, New Art Examiner, Cat Fancy magazine, and numerous other media outlets. Her plays have widely published and produced in New York City, Chicago, Los Angeles, Seattle, Atlanta, and many other U.S. cities, as well as in the UK and Australia. Before self-publishing New Adult fiction, she published many erotic romance novels under the pen names “Jamaica Layne” and “Jay E. Hughes” for publishers like Ellora’s Cave, Virgin Books, Decadent Publishing, and Ravenous Romance.
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