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Cover Reveal: Stripped From You by Marissa Carmel

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Releasing June 1, 2014

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Synopsis

You know how it ends, now see how it all began…

“It doesn’t matter how many women have touched this body, only one woman has ever touched this soul.”

Ryan Pierce doesn’t come from much, doesn’t ask for much, and doesn’t expect much. And he’s come to accept that, until, Alana Remington. Alana is the girl who struck the match that lit his world on fire. She’s the girl who opened his eyes to more. Who made him believe that just because you have nothing, doesn’t mean you are nothing. And he loves her fiercely for it. But, just because you come together, doesn’t mean you stay together. One fateful decision rips Ryan and Alana apart and neither of them are ever the same again.

For five years he’s regretted that decision, but the deep seeded anger, shame and resentment has kept him from reaching out. And over those five years, a series of moments have spun Ryan’s world in a direction he never saw coming. A world ruled by endless nights, infinite women and the name Jack the Stripper. A world, unbeknownst to him, that may just let two severed hearts collide.

Excerpt

“Do you trust me?”

“Of course not, I just met you.”

“Then how about giving me the benefit of the doubt?”

She raises an eyebrow at me, and before I give her a chance to respond I slam the shot then pull her face to mine. And as my mouth covers hers, heat rapidly spreads through my body. She’s momentarily stunned. Her body is rigid against me, but then she relaxes, parts her lips and lets the tart liquid slide into her mouth.

I can’t believe I just did that.

I can’t believe she just let me.

After she swallows, she lets her lips linger, sucking up the taste of the sweet shot, causing my nervous system to shift into hyper-drive. We break apart slowly, but I refuse to let go of the nape of her neck. She just stares up at me with these enthralling eyes I know I’ll never be able to resist.

“Do you always break the rules?” she asks.

“No, not usually, but you seem to make me want to do crazy things.”

“Was that crazy?”

“Let’s do it again and find out.”

I lick my lower lip, tasting the sweet remnants of her lip gloss before I drop another shot. I pause for just a beat before lean down and press my mouth back to hers and let the alcohol flow between us. I flick my tongue against her teeth right before I pull away. I shouldn’t like this so much, but I do. I like the way she looks, the way she feels, they way she smells. There’s something about her, something ventilating; like she oxygenates the atmosphere.

I catch the cool beats to a song I recognize pumping though the air. “Do you want to dance?” I ask her.

“You can dance?”

“There’s only one thing I can do better.” I smirk.

Alana cocks her eye brow suggestively.

“Draw.” I fire back. “The only thing I can do better is draw. Dirty girl.” I tease as I grab her hand and lead her out to the dance floor knowing Mac will look after our drinks.

Once we find a comfortable spot, I start to move to the smooth rhythm, leaving a little room between us so it doesn’t feel like I’m forcing myself on her. Drake sings coolly about hot love and affection as we move in sync to the beat, our bodies brushing and grazing as the music plays on, then finally coming together in a comfortable unison. I wrap one hand around her waist as I roll my hips into hers, pressing our bodies as close as they can possibly get. Alana runs her hands up my chest and hooks her arms lightly around my neck keeping tempo with the music. She moves lithely against me, inducing my heart, thoughts, and pulse to race. Fuck, I’m drowning in want for this girl. I slide my hands up under her shirt and caress the smooth, soft skin of her lower back as she nuzzles her face into my neck, her warm breath skating across my collarbone, making me instantly hard.

Damn.

She lifts her head and meets my stare, which I know is filled with lust and unrepentantly wanton. She bites her lower lip, our bodies still jiving to the slow seductive music. In a brazen move, I slip my hand up the back of her bare thigh and cup her ass cheek under the hem of her short shorts. She gasps as I work my fingers against her, massaging the fleshy part of her bottom. I’m absolutely aching being this close to her, touching her, stroking her, grinding against her.

“Are you sure drawing is the only thing you can do better?” she pants in my ear.

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Marissa Carmel has loved writing ever since a young age. She has a duel degree in History and Political Science, but took as many creative writing classes in college as she could. She spent most of her twenties bartending, which is where she met her husband and a multitude of interesting people. When she’s not reading or writing, she’s hanging out with her family, experimenting in her kitchen or doing yoga on the living room floor.

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Release and Review of Haunted by Her Dragon by Julia Mills

Dragon_FINAL_03012014_WEBLife has never been easy for Dr. Samantha Malone especially since the day all those years ago that her only family were taken in a car accident. Now at almost twenty-nine years of age, with only one year of residency left, she is faced with putting her life back together once again after being kidnapped and left for dead. Had it not been for six feet two inches of walking muscle in ripped jeans and worn cowboy boots with crystal blue eyes and a cheeky grin that made her wonder what he was up to, she might never have seen the light of day. All these months later she knows he is protecting her from the shadows, never far but never seen. Why? What does he know that she does not?

There are no coincidences.

He protects her from afar, making sure the ones that dared to hurt her do not come back while he waits for the time when he can claim her as his own. Fear is not something the fierce Dragon Guardsman is used to feeling but it is something he has become accustomed to over the last seven months. Fear that he will not catch the traitor and his cohorts before they hurt those he cares most deeply for. Fear that he will not be able to protect the one the Universe made especially for him. Fear that he is not what Samantha needs but then…

The Universe does not make mistakes.

Lance has spent his long life cracking jokes and making fun of his brethren as each succumbed to the sappiness of everlasting love with the one that completes them like no other. Now the Universe is the one laughing and his fellow Guardsmen are the ones badgering him with the jokes as the mating call and his dragon push him headlong towards the one that will bring light to his soul in this life and the next. He can no longer deny that he is meant to spend the rest of his many years with Sam but his obligation to eliminate any threats to her life must come first…right? For the Guardsman who has hot-dogged his way through one hundred and twelve years, one brown-eyed curly-headed doctor will make him rethink everything he ever knew.
Fate will not be denied.

******* 5 STARS for Haunted by Her Dragon *********

In this 3rd installment of the Dragon Guard Series by Julia Mills we get the story for Lance and Samantha. Lance is by far the funniest brother of the Dragon Guard. As the saying goes….It’s all fun and games until someone gets hurt, but in this case, it’s until your brothers find out you have found your mate. Let the payback begin! I found myself wanting to tell Lance to pull up his big girl panties and quit whining. The guys sure have fun giving what they got and we get to see “Lance is a cream puff”.

There is one major difference between this book and the previous two, the addition of a child. Sydney is special, in more ways than one, and she worms her way into Sam’s heart and ours. This provides an opening for bad boy Andrew to slip in and cause some major problems for Lance.

Julia has a way with words and bringing her characters to life that draws the reader in and holds them tight. I literally read this book in a couple of hours including cooking dinner and handling an eight year old. Pick up your copy today.

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amazon US: http://www.amazon.com/Haunted-Her-Dragon-Guard-Series-ebook/dp/B00JIKUGXO/ref=sr_1_cc_1?s=aps&ie=UTF8&qid=1396880223&sr=1-1-catcorr&keywords=haunted+by+her+dragon

amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Haunted-Her-Dragon-Guard-Series-ebook/dp/B00JIKUGXO/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1396880341&sr=1-1&keywords=haunted+by+her+dragon

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About Julia Mills: Julia Mills - author_pic
Mom of two rockin’ girls, Reader of everything, Author of The Dragon Guards series and many more surprises to come! I am a sarcastic,sometimes foul-mouthed, not afraid to drink a beer, always southern woman with 2 of the most amazing teenage daughters, a menagerie of animals and a voracious appetite for reading who recently decided to write the storied running through her brain. I read my first book, Dr Suess’ Cat in The Hat by myself at 4 and was hooked. I believe a good book along with shoes, makeup and purses will never let a girl down and that all heroes of all the books I have ever read or will ever write pale in comparison to my daddy! I am a sucker for a happy ending and love some hot sweaty sex with a healthy dose of romance. I am still working on my story but believe it will contain all of the above with as much SPICE as I can work into it. CHEERS!

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Review: Just Between Us by Hayley Oakes

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An attraction that can’t be denied ….

Ten years spent trying to forget.

Kyle returns to his home town following years away to discover Sophie nursing a broken heart after being dumped by her fiancé.

A decade before Sophie and Kyle hated each other, she thought he was an arrogant playboy and he thought she was a spoilt princess. A drunken kiss changed everything and they spent the summer before university hiding their budding relationship.

Back then he was the achingly attractive bad boy that Sophie couldn’t resist and now Kyle attempts to revive Sophie from her misery as her friend.

But is the one person she wouldn’t let herself have the only one who can save her?

 

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Jessica’s Review:

4 STARS!!!!

“Kyle was a hard habit to kick, and like a crack whore i was driven to madness in need of my fix.”

As a teenager, Sophie was disappointed when her mom married Kyle’s dad. Kyle was everything Sophie was not, popular, outgoing and a jerk. Then something shifted, changed. Sophie saw a side of Kyle no one else saw and fell in love. Kyle saw Sophie, wanted her, loved her almost from the first time he saw her. Unfortunately, Sophie knew no one would approve and things ended between them. Several years later, Sophie is healing from a broken engagement. When Kyle sees her again, he knows he would do anything to bring back her spirit and mend her shattered heart. He wants to be a good friend and stepbrother, but after years of self denial, Sophie isn’t so sure she wants a platonic relationship with Kyle.

I was drawn into this story from the beginning, unable to resist Sophie and Kyle. The attraction between them was HOT, although it was a bit distracting going back and forth in time. Overall, I did like Hayley Oakes writing and will be getting her other books!

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Happy Release: More by Kimberly Hart

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Book: more. A Collection
Author: Kimberly Hart
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The debut poetry collection of Kimberly Hart.

Words from a woman that is more than just a mom, more than just a lover, more than just a friend. Poems that capture the complexity of the heart, giving you a glimpse into the intricate inner musings of someone longing and searching for something more. Love & Life. Hope & Loss. Light & Dark. Raw & Gritty.

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Warning: This work contains subject matter that is adult in nature. Intended to be read by those 18 and older.


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