Review ~ Deep Blue Eternity ~ Natasha Boyd

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Livvy is on the run. And she’s escaped to the one place nobody will ever find her. But the isolated cottage isn’t empty. Her refuge is home to a troubled stranger, Tom, there for reasons of his own.
In the intimacy of the abandoned cottage, and the remote wilderness of the island, the electrifying connection between them is impossible to ignore. Both running from their histories and shielding dark secrets, their pasts catch up with them and collide in an unimaginable way.
Deep emotions and powerful chemistry face a painful battle with the tangle of lies, and scars of the past. If the truth emerges, hearts will be shattered. Can love conquer?


Passionate. Devastating. Explosive. Natasha Boyd will take your breath away with her unforgettable love stories. Don’t miss Eversea and Forever, Jack.

REVIEW

This is the first book I have read from this author and I was pleasantly surprised.

At the very beginning the mystery which is at the core of the story gets you hooked from the get go, I was left in a constant state of needing to know more and this had me turning pages quicker than I thought possible! What was Liv’s story? Why was she running away? What was the deal with her panic attacks? Where did Tom fit into all of this? Will they finally step over the never ending hurdles they faced individually and together? What did the future hold for them?

 

As I read further and further I felt like I was actually there, watching Liv and Tom get to know each other and form a very complex and complicated relationship. As their bond grows we are taken on one heck of a journey, I found myself laughing, crying, frustrated and wanting to encourage the characters to do the right things, like I shout at the tv when a scary part of a film comes on.

I thoroughly enjoyed the fact that we were drip fed the information and it wasn’t all revealed in one paragraph, this definitely played a huge part in the fact that I couldn’t put the book down! (The fella may or may not have been left with the kids and to fend for himself) LOL

 

Within this story Natasha very tactfully broaches some very upsetting subjects.  My heart felt like it was ripped right out my chest at times and others I got the warm and fuzzies and thats not to mention the million other things in between, Natasha made me feel with her beautiful writing.

 

The book was impeccably written and I would most definitely recommend it.

 

Everything really does happen for a reason.


4 Stars ❤

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New Release ~ Matt: the begining ~ Viveca Benoir

 

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Book: Matt: The Beginning
Series: Prequel to: To Murder Matt (Can be read as a standalone)
Genre: Dark/Erotic Romance
Author: Viveca Benoir
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Matt is a devil amongst men.

In ‘To Murder Matt,’ Matt was the most hated man on the planet. People around him wanted to murder him. He was abusive, mean and a downright nasty character that you prayed you would never meet.

Here we read his story. We join him on his journey through life from his very first breath and we find out why he becomes a devil amongst men.

Whatever you think you know about Matt, throw it out of the window, it’s wrong. You need to read his story.

A twisting dark novel of grand passions, heart breaking love, betrayal, death, deceit and lies.

Important. Suitable for 18+ Adults only. Contains sexually explicit scenes.

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EXCERPT

“That’s it. Push! Harder!” The woman lying on the bed screamed, her face screwed up in agony as the pain wracked her body. “That’s it. Good Girl, and again.” She screamed again, and pushed with all her might. Her face coming forward as she tried to scrunch her body up and push the baby out. Her face screwed up in effort, her forehead glistening with sweat. Her massive stomach cramping in pain. She had been rushed in, in the later stages of labour. Her white hospital gown, from another facility, was dirty with long term wear. Her hair was matted and her fingernails were clogged with dirt. The midwife didn’t care who she was, or where she came from. To her, she was a mother to be, and her job was to help her have her baby safely. BANG. The sudden loud sound caused the pregnant woman to scream in fear as there was a sudden explosion followed by a power cut that plunged them both into the darkness. “Merde.” The midwife muttered in the pitch black. The girl on the bed was screaming still, and now she couldn’t see what was happening; right at the crucial moment. She needed to deliver the baby. The girl was so close now. “Get me some lights in here,” she shouted to no one in particular. Then she spoke calmly towards the young woman giving birth. “Stay calm, ma Cherie, your baby will be fine. You can do this.” The girl on the bed grunted with the effort. She suddenly groaned and screamed again and the midwife put her hands forward in the dark to try and feel what was happening. She visualised the events in her mind and knew immediately what to do. She felt a baby start to fall forward into her hands. The head slimy with mucus, then the shoulder. She quickly put her fingers around the throat to feel for the umbilical cord, and pulled it over the head. Her actions instinctive, trained and experienced. She smiled as she felt the baby wriggle forward and slide fully into her hands, its arms warm and tiny. She loved this part of her job. The first moments of the miracle of life. She smiled too, because even without the lights, she could see. She had done this hundreds of times, but never in the dark like this. ‘I could do it blindfolded,’ she thought. Expertly she did everything she had done for all the other births she had assisted at. Tonight though, she was on her own. She cleared the nasal passageways and held the baby upside down and smacked the bottom hard. The baby let out a shocked cry and breathed in sharply followed by a loud trembling scream. “Well done, ma Cherie.” She said to the moaning woman. She was obviously tired. The midwife tied the umbilical cord and cut it before finding a towel so she could wrap and hand the baby to its new mother. She felt her way through the darkness towards her, her eyes still unaccustomed to the pitch black. “Here, take your baby. We will see what it is when the lights come back on.” She was just about to lay the baby on her breast when the girl on the bed screamed again and started wailing. She started panting again and making sounds as though she were bearing down again. “Huh?” The midwife said in surprise. “Are you having twins? Oh Dieu!” The woman grunted and began pushing down again. The midwife hastily put the baby on the side and began to assist the woman. The baby was screaming too, and she tutted to herself. ‘Did she have to do everything herself? And where were those lights?’ “Help me,” the woman said between pushes. “Help me.” “It’s ok, you are well. You already have one child, the next one is coming any minute now. You will be fine.” She felt a baby crowning, the head pushing through the already widened birthing canal. She held her hands there to guide it through. It landed into her hands, much as the first had done and again her skills kicked in. Still, in total darkness, she felt for the umbilical cord, she cleared the baby’s passageways and she held the baby upside down to help it breathe. She slapped its bottom and heard a great yell from the baby. Now there were two babies crying. ‘What a night.’ The midwife thought. The woman started screaming again. ‘Was there another Baby? Was it possible?’ She screamed differently though. More this time. She sounded in more pain than before. It was a blood curdling scream and she hoped never to ever hear it again. It sent shivers down her spine, and she had goose bumps on her arms. She rushed to assist her. “What? Another?” She said in confusion. She put the baby down on the side with the other and rushed back to her side. Her hands felt about in the darkness, there was only wetness between the woman’s legs. Lots of it. She was haemorrhaging badly, blood was pumping from between her legs, like a waterfall of warm wet stickiness. It gushed off the bed and dripped down to the floor, covering it in a slowly expanding red carpet of life. “Help me.” The woman said weakly. The midwife screamed for others to come and help her. She started to push towels between the new mother’s legs in a bid to staunch the bleeding. She could feel the blood pouring on to her feet. “It’s ok.” She said as calmly as she could. “You will be ok. Hold on. You have two beautiful babies. You will see them in a minute.” She said to the woman on the bed. In the background, the babies were both screaming, a sad wailing, as if they knew. They were cold, and alone. They wanted the warmth of their mother. Their cries were pitiful. She called out to others to come assist her. But nothing. No one came, for tonight everyone was busy; there was a strike on at the hospital and they were on a skeleton staff. When the lights finally came back on, the woman was dead. Blood was everywhere, her lifeless body looking as though she had been murdered. Stabbed. She had haemorrhaged everywhere. Her legs were wide open, the blood soaked towel doing little to staunch her life force as it seeped from her. Her arms were hanging listlessly over the side of the bed. Her eyes were looking up to the ceiling, forlorn and desperate. The midwife was covered in blood too. She was also standing in the sticky red life liquid that had dripped from the bed and pooled on the floor about her. She wept as she looked at the devastating scene around her. Never in all her nursing life had she ever lost a patient. This girl had been so young, so beautiful, even if she had come from the local insane asylum. S he didn’t deserve to die, not like this. The midwife looked at the two babies on the side. One was a boy, and one was a girl. “Come little one.” She said as she took the little girl into her arms. “I will keep you myself. I shall name you Marie.” She looked across at the little boy, his arms were flailing and his face was red and angry. “You,” she said sadly. “I cannot take, but I shall find you a home. You, I shall call Matthieu.” The baby boy, Matthieu, whimpered.

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Born to British Army parents, Viveca grew up in Europe and speaks six European languages fluently, which basically means she can buy food wherever she goes. Married, with two biological children, plus four adopted children. Now, years later, the kids all grown up, she is an international best selling author, writing a variety of genres. Her hobbies, when not writing, include sailing, flying, ski-ing, fencing, dressage, and playing the cello.

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New Release ~ Jake Understood ~ Penelope Ward

juFrom the New York Times bestselling author of Jake Undone, comes a full-length standalone companion novel and sequel.

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A different side to the story: Jake’s side.

“We’re getting a new roommate,” they said.

I thought nothing of it…until she walked in the door. Her hand trembled in mine as she looked at me with fearful eyes. My entire world spun on its axis.

Nina…

It was a mismatch made in heaven: innocent girl from the boonies moves in with tattooed, pierced, badboy engineer.

I came up with a bet, a plan to tutor her in math and coach her through her phobias. What I wasn’t betting on was becoming addicted to her.

But I was living a double life on weekends, and once she found out about it, she’d be gone.

I had to protect myself and that meant one thing: I couldn’t fall in love.

In Jake Understood, pivotal scenes from Jake Undone are retold from Jake’s point of view combined with all-new material from both the past and present time where Jake Undone left off. It can stand alone but if both books are read, should follow Jake Undone. Contains graphic sexual content and harsh language. It is only appropriate for adult readers age 18+.

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New Release ~ Declan ~ Ava Manello

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Book: Declan
Series: Wounded Heroes #1
Genre: Military/Suspense Romance
Author: Ava Manello
Cover: Margreet Assleburgs
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War almost destroyed them, but they survived thanks to their brother in arms Declan.

Coming home wasn’t as sweet as they’d hoped, lives had moved on without them. For one it was all too much.

United by grief and angered by injustice the Wounded Heroes vow to always be there for each other.

Little do they know that’s going to come sooner rather than later.

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The touch of my fingers sends a small tremor through her. I try to keep the massage firm, yet tender. I can already see some of the tension leaving her body. She groans as I knead the hard knot at the base of her neck. This past week has been a living nightmare for all of us, but especially her and the stress has really knotted her neck and shoulders.

My hands leave her skin for a moment as I reach for more body lotion. She moans in protest. There’s a delicate hint of coconut in the air as I warm it in my hands before applying it at the base of her spine.

I knead up and down her back, leaving a trail of warmth where I’ve passed. I can feel my cock twitching in my tight boxer briefs, begging to be let loose. It’s been too long since I allowed myself that particular pleasure. After everything that’s happened I wasn’t sure it would show interest in sex again, I’m pleased that it is, but I can’t. Not here. Not now.

Georgia is laying face down underneath me, dressed only in skimpy briefs so that I can massage her back. My legs are astride hers and I’m pretty sure she can feel my cock pushing against her. She says nothing though.

How the fuck did I find myself here? On this bed and in this position? This is my friend’s widow for fucks sake. I need to show him some respect. I need to remember the man that he was, not the shell he had become. He sank so low that there was no coming back. That’s why I’m here. We buried him today, so the last place I should be right now is in his widow’s bed.

I couldn’t ignore Georgia’s scream though as she’d woken from a nightmare, or the fat tears rolling down her face. She’s too young to be a widow; she’s not even forty. She has her whole life ahead of her. I’d consoled her by drawing her into my arms, sitting on the edge of the bed and pulling her close. She’d whimpered when my hand touched her back. The downside of living with Max for these past few months had been the abuse. She may have outgrown most of the bruises but the residual pain was still there.

I’d offered her a back rub in my innocence, and that’s how I came to find myself here now, sitting on top of her and desperately begging my cock to go back into its usual state of stupor.

There’s something sensuous about caressing a woman’s skin, and it’s turning me on. As awful as it sounds it helps that I can’t see Georgia’s face. I couldn’t do this if I looked her in the eye. I need to just pretend she’s some anonymous stranger if I’ve any chance of getting through the rest of this night.

Georgia moans as I release a particularly deep knot in her shoulder, but it sounds more like a moan of passion than relief.

“Declan,” she pleads. “I need you. I need this.” She whimpers.

“I can’t.” I whisper back. “I can’t do it to Max.” I apologise.

“Fuck Max.” She hisses. “He didn’t give a shit about either of us these past few months. I need this.” She pauses. “And from the feel of your cock digging into my ass you need it too.” She reasons.

She’s right. I do need it. But I can’t.

“I can’t look you in the eye.” I apologise.

“Then don’t.” She reasons. She reaches down behind her, pulling her almost non-existent underwear down and raising her ass slightly. I can see her glistening pussy. She’s wet for me and I know for sure that my cock is hard for her.

I dismiss the guilt from my mind and release myself from my boxer shorts. Without allowing myself time to think about it I push into her. Fuck! That feels so good. It feels so tight and deep. I pause for a moment just enjoying the sensation, and Georgia lets out a loud groan of satisfaction.

“That feels fucking amazing.” She almost purrs.

Slowly I move in and out of her, each time it feels like I’ve gone deeper than the last. Her legs are trapped together between mine by her shoved down underwear and her ass is gripping tightly to my cock as I move in and out.

She moves a hand to caress my leg. I stop her by holding her arms down. From the satisfied moans she’s making, it’s clear she likes that. Her face is almost hidden in the mattress, the pillow already tossed aside. She’s got short hair, I want to grab hold of it and pull her head back each time I push into her, but it’s too short for that. It’s just long enough to hide her face, and that’s probably a good thing. If I saw her face right now I suspect my cock would deflate faster than a popped balloon.

The only sounds in the room are the slap of flesh against flesh as my movements become stronger as do our mutual groans of pleasure. I slap her ass sharply, and when she doesn’t protest I do it again. She’s pushing her ass back up against me, silently begging for more. I give it to her.

That’s when it all goes to shit. I’m having the best sex I’ve had in months, fuck it I’m having the only sex I’ve had in months, when I hear it.

A car backfires outside and I lose it. Suddenly I’m not in this suburban bedroom; I’m back in Afghanistan the day it happened. I can feel the heat, taste the sand in my mouth, and hear the screams of the other guys.

I snap out of it, just in time. My hands are round Georgia’s neck and I’m strangling her. She can barely breathe, let alone make a sound and her face is going a shade of purple. I release my hands quickly.

Georgia draws in a deep gulping breath of air before collapsing back down to the mattress and taking shallow breaths.

“What the fuck!” She croaks, her voice barely there and raspy.

What do I say; how the fuck do I explain the nightmare that I live constantly? I can’t. Instead I do the most dick move possible. I pull out of her and rush from the room without explanation.

Within minutes my bag is packed and I’m gone. Driving to an unknown destination in the dark of the night. I didn’t even say I was sorry.

I’m not sure where to go so I just drive. I’m not fit to be around normal people. Something broke in me out in Afghanistan, and I’m not sure I can ever be mended.

So I drive, and wait to see where the road takes me.

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Passionate reader, blogger, publisher, and author. I love nothing more than helping other Indie authors publish their books be that reviewing, beta reading, formatting or proofreading,

I love erotic suspense that’s well written and engages the reader, and I love promoting the heck out of it over on my book blog.

I’m a mother, but most of all I’m me!

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Naked Nights #1

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Severed Angel
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Carnal Desire
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New Release ~ Harmony ~ Drew Elyse

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Title: Harmony (Dissonance Series #2)

Author: Drew Elyse

Genre: Contemporary / New Adult Romance

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Release Date: March 26th 2015

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Alex and Eli are ready to walk down the aisle.

Of course, their story did not begin with wedding bells.

Before proposals, before planning out I dos, there was a boy and a girl living in completely different

worlds.

He thought she was a hot mess. She thought he needed an attitude adjustment.

He was burdened by the past. She was crumbling under the weight of the present.

He dreamt of something better. She had lost the ability to dream at all.

Before the bride and groom to be, there was a boy who was just trying to get by and a girl who hid her

secrets behind a mask.

Now, the boy who fell hard for the girl with all the secrets wants to make her his wife.

Now, they both want to leave the pain of the past behind.

Now, they are just hoping to reach a blissful, wedded harmony.

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Drew Elyse spends her days trying to convince the world that she is, in fact, a Disney Princess, and her

nights writing tear-jerking and smutty romance novels. Her debut novel, Dissonance, released in August

of 2014.

When she isn’t writing, she can usually be found over-analyzing every line of a book, binge watching a

series on Netflix, doing strange vocal warm ups before singing something in another language, or

screaming at the TV during a Chicago Blackhawks game.

A graduate of Loyola University Chicago with a BA in English, she still lives in Chicago, IL where she was

born and raised with her boyfriend and her prima donna pet rabbit, Lola.

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An interview with Andie M Long ~ Dublin Author Signing 2015

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Come and see Andie M Long at the 2015 Book of Irish signing. 11th July, Dublin. Tickets still available. 

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What inspired you to start writing? 
Do you know, I’m not sure. I read voraciously as a kid. I remember being told by a teacher when I was 5 that I couldn’t possibly have already read the book I’d been given, but I had. I just couldn’t read enough. As far back as I remember I wanted to write a book. I just didn’t do it for a very long time…
 
How long did it take for you to write your first book? 
Twenty years! Hahahaha. Well that’s how long it took for me to go from saying I was going to write one to actually writing it. When I got to 40, I decided to do it or stop going on about it. I eventually drafted my first novel Underneath in 6 weeks.  I started it and then I was told about Campnanowrimo. I joined in and loved the daily stats we had to achieve. One of my Uni friends was doing it too and we had a healthy word count competition to urge each other on. I couldn’t believe I’d actually done it.  Then it took me 9 months to edit it. I released it 3 years later when I decided self publishing was the right route for me.


How do you come up with ideas for your stories?
They just appear in my head like films. I did get an idea for a future novel from something Dermot O’ Leary said on the radio. He couldn’t give a bride her first choice of song on her Wedding Day. It set me thinking …
 
What is your writing routine like? Do you have a set schedule or are you flexible?
When I’m in the thick of it I try and achieve 2k a day. I work best with targets and giving myself deadlines. I don’t have a set time for writing. I have a job and a child. Routine is impossible. I write a book in a blast, then I have time ‘off’ where I market the ones I have out already or edit others. 
 
What inspires you to write?
One of my biggest inspirations is the fictional character of Carrie from Sex and the City. Something about how she experiences life and writes about it resonates with me. I’m inspired by the world around me, the sky, clouds, a snippet of conversation heard on the radio.
 
Are any of your stories written from personal experience, or any character traits that mirror yours?
My characters appear in my head like real people and the stories are entirely fictional. In all my books though I’ll put at least one thing in that really happened, to record it. It’s usually something that was stranger than fiction. Like in Underneath where there’s a bathroom behind a wardrobe door. That really happened. Out of all the characters I’d say that Ronnie from my upcoming book is the most like myself. I guess she’s my inner ego. She’s crackers and smutty mouthed. In real life I behave, but she’s what’s in my head. Or maybe I’m just possessed because she NEVER shuts up.
 
Tell us about your latest release.
I’ve just put together and released a book of short stories and poems called Quickies. You can get it free by signing up to my newsletter via

http://eepurl.com/-mm-9, it’s also available on Amazon. My next novel, Ronnie’s story, The Calendar Game is out on the 13 April. It’s a companion novel to The Alphabet Game. It’s been my most difficult book to write to date as she wouldn’t do as she was told.
 
When in a slump, what do you do? If you read or listen to music, what are your go-to books or music?
I am constantly on the go. My sister sums it up perfectly. I’m 100% or 0%. I kind of go on until I burn out. If I’m not writing or working, I’m taking my kid out, gardening (I’m growing flowers and vegetables this year), baking, card making and of course reading. My go-to music is girly pop like Rihanna. At the moment I’m loving Meaghan Trainor’s CD. Book wise I’m in the mood for reading something really different, gripping. I just read a great book called Gravity and I’m loving Keira Cass The Selection right now. I’d been reading a lot of authors attending the signings which has introduced me to some fabulous writers and I’ll be back to my list soon.
 
What is your writing space like? Do you work anywhere or do you have a special place just for your writing? Messy or clean?
I type straight onto my laptop, which is on a laptop cushion on my knee. Either in bed under the duvet or in the conservatory, depending on the temperature. I have to be warm! At the side of me will be my notebook. I create large character profiles.
 
Do you have a favorite author? Series?
Lots but I love Rachel Caine. Her Morganville Vampires series is a must-read and I read all her Weather Warden books. Just fabulous.
 
 
If you could write with any other Author, who would it be and why?
Oooh. I’m not sure I could write with anyone else. It’d have to be someone like a really good author friend like E J Shortall, or someone who writes funny stories like Penny Reid or Alice Clayton.
 
Are you excited about Dublin – Book of Irish Signing 2015?
I can’t wait. I attended Edinburgh last year as a Reader and Peterborough last month as a Author so I’ve been both sides. The experience is amazing. Meeting like-minded people who will talk books for hours. Then Dublin. I’ve only been for one night before. I’m coming for a few days so I can see a little more. If you’ve never been to a signing, grab your friends and come for a minibreak. You’ll be addicted from here on, I promise you. Come see me. I can chat for hours …
 
 

THE ALPHABET GAME – THE COMPLETE SERIES: A TO X, Y, Z. Read all four parts of The Alphabet Game in one complete volume.

Stella Mulroney is playing a game. It’s taken her two years but she finally has an interview at Gregory & Sons, the top London law firm that looks after her stepfather’s interests. She plans to discover what her Multi-millionaire Stepdaddy really invests in and bring him down. Unwittingly, she’s caught the attention of Hot Alpha Gabriel ‘Gabe’ Gregory, son of her Stepfather’s top Lawyer. He wants to know why Stella has such a need for revenge and would prefer her to channel that fury into a game of his own, ‘The Alphabet Game’. After all, his is much more fun to play. With a thoroughly evil bad guy, secrets, lies, murder, twists, turns, hot sex and love, this is a game not to be missed … Genre: Erotic Fiction 18+ UK: http://amzn.to/1zsbv4R US: http://amzn.to/1jhrYnH CA: http://amzn.to/1q2c2ZD AU: http://bit.ly/1onBAcJ

Underneath: LAUREN LAWLER’s life is visually perfect. However husband Niall seems to have forgotten she exists. Running a Vintage shop on Ebay and meeting her best friend Monique for coffee and shopping, Lauren feels settled but bored. Collecting her nine year old son Joe from school one day, she discovers that the new mum at the gates is her old school foe Bettina. Lauren is initially wary, but encouraged by Niall, attempts to be friendly, getting involved with the school’s summer fair so that Bettina can meet other parents. This throws Lauren into working with Seb, an outwardly nerdy looking teacher who turns out to be a hidden attraction. As Niall continues to be distant, Seb’s attentions become ever more tempting. Bettina says she is back escaping a violent husband, but best friend Monique doesn’t buy it and warns Lauren to be careful. As a vendetta threatens everything Lauren has taken for granted, she has to discover who she can trust. But how much does anyone ever really know about those around them, what’s underneath?

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Blog Tour ~ Beautiful With You ~ Jen Andrews

 

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Beautiful With You Blog Tour
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Beautiful With You by Jen Andrews
(Book 3 in the Just Say Yes Series)
Genre: Romance
Blog Tour March 12th-25th
The Reason(Book 1 in the Just Say Yes Series)
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Synopsis:
Zoey James is in a funk. She has been through more in her twenty-three years than most people have experienced in their entire lives. After her ex-husband tries to take everything she’s worked so hard for, she makes one rule: Never date someone she works with.
When her father’s newly hired mechanic moves into the apartment above their family-run business, Zoey’s lonely life is flipped upside down.
As a teenager, New Zealand native, Andy Tate’s family is tragically killed in an accident, and he is taken in by his aunt and uncle. Andy is pulled away from the only place he’s ever known as home, and moved halfway around the world to Northern California.
Ten years and one failed marriage later, Andy finds himself living in a new city, with a new job at James Racing, and living in an apartment next door to Zoey, his new boss’s beautiful and damaged daughter.
After an interesting chain of events over one weekend, Andy and Zoey form an unexpected bond. Even though he’s the only one who can get through to her, she will do all that she can to keep him at a distance and not break her one rule.
Will Andy be the reason for Zoey to start living her life again, or will she continue on her downward spiral, until she finally hits rock bottom?
Excerpt:
Andy jumped off the tailgate, surprised to see me with my suitcase. “Where are you going?”
“I don’t know yet,” I admitted. “Just…away.” I popped the trunk of my car open and hurled
my suitcase inside.
“Are you leaving because of me?” he asked dismally.
“No, I’m leaving because of me.” I was being honest with him. Everything was my fault, and I needed to fix it. He simply made me realize how fucked up I truly was and how I didn’t want to be anymore.
“Please don’t go.” He walked over to me. He was too close so I backed away a step.
“I need to. I can’t be like this anymore.” He reached out for me, and I took another step back.
I couldn’t let him touch me. If he did, I would lose my momentum.
“When are you coming back?” he asked as he shoved his hands into his front pockets.
I shook my head. “I don’t know. When I feel better, I guess.”
He took another step forward, so I took another step back. I was pressed against my car and
unable to back up any farther. I could feel the desperation and concern radiating off him in waves.
“Thank you for cleaning off my car,” I said, changing the subject. When he nodded, I could
see him waging a war inside himself. He was about to lose it. Andy took another step closer, so he was only inches away from me. He pulled his hands from his pockets, and rested them on the trunk of my car, one on either side of me. He had me pinned.
“What are you do—” I started to say, and the next thing I knew, his hands were in my hair
and his lips were on mine. My mind went completely vacant as I surrendered to him. My lips parted, inviting him in. He slipped his tongue inside my mouth, and his stubble tickled my lips. My tongue instinctively met his as our kiss began to ignite a fire inside me that Rob had
extinguished long ago. Andy moaned quietly as he knotted his fingers firmly in my hair. I pulled him as close as I could get him, and before I knew it, he was reaching down, gripping me behind my knees, and lifting me onto the trunk of my car.
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The Reason (Book One of the Just Say Yes Series) Buy Links:
Just Say Yes(Book 2 in the Just Say Yes Series)
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Synopsis:
After an accident lands Zoey in the hospital, her life, once again, takes a turn in the wrong direction.

Andy starts acting differently and won’t talk to her about what is bothering him. He’s distant and broody, and the closer it gets to Zoey’s upcoming vacation, the more unsettling Andy’s behavior becomes.

Once Zoey leaves for vacation, life doesn’t get any easier for her, until she begins to volunteer at a local horse ranch. There she meets Josie, a former therapist, who spent her career helping orphans. While she is working at the ranch, unbeknownst to her, Josie is helping Zoey better herself and heal.

Zoey and Andy both realize they have issues from their troubling pasts that need to be dealt with during the month that Zoey is gone, and they agree to work on them. By the time she comes home, they’ve both succeeded at putting their previous tragedies behind them and are looking forward to their future together.

On what should be the happiest day of their lives, Andy is completely blindsided by disturbing news from his past. While Andy is away and trying desperately to find out if the information he’s received is true, Zoey suspects a life changing situation that could either ruin her and Andy, or make them completely whole.

Can their relationship survive Andy’s devastation, or will their lives fall apart forever? Will Zoey find it within her newfound strength to hold them together?
Excerpt:
I watched Andy as he smashed the clutch and gas pedals as he shifted through the gears. And as quick as it started, it was over. I checked the reader board; he gained some time and speed with the second pass leaving the other racecar in the dust.
The car turned down the return road and we took our helmets off. “That was so fucking awesome!” I yelled over the noise of the motor and exhaust system. He looked over at me with a sexy grin on his face. “I’m glad you enjoyed it. You ready to go home now?”
Watching him race, pounding pedals and shifting gears, turned me on. He was in his element at the track, and seeing him race like that had me wanting him right there. I nodded and squeezed his thigh. I was ready to take him to bed, and the way he was looking at me, I was pretty sure he was thinking the same thing I was.
We made our way back to the car trailer and I quickly unbuckled myself and pulled my skirt back down to a decent length, then hopped out of the car.
Later, Andy pulled through the gate at the shop and backed the trailer into the space next to the fence. I jumped out and unhooked the trailer for him so he could park his truck.
After seeing me change the tires on my car after Rob slashed them months ago, he thought it
was hot when I helped with things like that. I opened the side door of the trailer, then flipped the light on inside to get the small ice chest and a few other items we had packed for our night at the drag races.
When I turned around, Andy was standing in the doorway of the trailer. He had that look on his face. Oh my. He stepped inside and pulled the door shut behind him.
“Do you know how fucking hot you looked with your skirt hiked up around your hips, strapped down in my car?” he asked as he stalked over to me.
Andy backed me up against the front of his car. I was so ready for whatever he planned on doing to me. I wrapped my arms around him as he ran his hands down the back of my thighs to lift me up onto the hood of the Camaro. He kissed me fiercely, his tongue darting into my mouth, licking and tasting.
He broke our kiss just long enough to pull my shirt off over my head. Swiftly, he unsnapped my bra and pulled it off, tossing it onto the hood of the car.
I pushed his shirt up and he pulled it the rest of the way off for me as I undid the button and
zipper of his pants. I pushed his pants and boxers down over his hips to free his cock. He backed up long enough to reach up under my skirt to pull my panties off. I kicked off my sandals to put my feet on the front bumper for balance. He pushed my skirt up my hips then lifted me up and forward so my ass was at the edge of the hood.
He kissed me again before he pushed me backward so I was lying on the hood. He knelt down in front of the car, gently pushing my legs apart. Holy fuck…I am gonna enjoy the hell outta this.
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The Reason and Just Say Yes are currently on sale for a limited time!
Beautiful With You(the third and final book of the Just Say Yes series)
Synopsis:
For Zoey James, life hadn’t always been easy. Until she met Andy Tate. Things changed the second she met him, and she finally had a reason for breaking down the walls she had built around herself.
The beginning of her relationship with Andy was rocky at best, but eventually they built a life together. A beautiful life.
The day Andy proposed to Zoey, she said yes.
That same night, Andy was completely blindsided by news from his past. He had lost yet another person to death. A person he didn’t even know existed.
Devastated by the news, Andy made a rash decision and moved home to New Zealand. Without Zoey.
But now, Zoey is given news that will change both of their lives forever. Instead of Zoey building the walls back up around her, she makes a choice to fight.
She is fighting for her happiness, fighting for Andy, and most of all, she is fighting for the life that they have created together.
And she has no intention of losing.
Excerpt
“Come on baby girl,” I said as I rested my palm against my belly. “Let’s go get your daddy and bring him home.”
Once I arrived in the waiting area to board the plane, it hit me that I was on my own until I reached New Zealand, and I had never been more scared in my life.
My friends and family were so supportive of me, but it was time for me to go to Andy, and support him. He was devastated by his loss, but I had all the answers he needed. I hoped it would be enough, and he would come home with me. I was willing to give up everything to be with him and our daughter. I would give up my store, my apartment, and my life in Sacramento if I had to. Before Andy, I never would’ve considered it, but he and our little girl meant more to me than any possession.
Wanting to be alone with my thoughts, I found a seat away from everyone. I pulled my iPod out of my purse, set it to shuffle and people watched while I waited for the call to board the plane.
I was too nervous to do anything else.
As I waited for the plane to take me to him, the perfect song came on, and it helped calm my nerves. “Set Fire to the Third Bar” had the exact lyrics I needed to get me in the right mindset for my trip. The lyrics talked about looking at a map and being only inches away from the one you loved, but being so far away physically. I was just inches away from him on a map, but over six thousand miles separated us.
I played it a few times in a row, and by the time I moved on to the next song, I was feeling more confident with my decisions. People began stirring around me, so I took my earbuds out and put my iPod away.
It was time to board the plane.
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Author Bio:
I am a self-published author of the Just Say Yes series. There are three books in the series, The Reason, Just Say Yes, and Beautiful With You. All three books are about the same couple, Zoey and Andy.
I reside in Northern California with my husband, Jake, and all of our rescued pets. I was born and raised in a ‘car family’ so I’ve always been around old Chevy’s.
Never in my wildest dreams did I think I’d become a writer, even though it’s in my blood. My grandfather was a self-published writer as well in the 50’s and 60’s, publishing four or five books before he passed away in the early 70’s.
So far, I have four books written, and three more on the back burner that I will work on as my busy life allows. I work full time, and writing is a hobby, along with my other favorite hobby, photography.
In my “spare” time, aka vacation, I love to travel! My ultimate vacation has been to New Zealand, where we saw my favorite sports team, The All Blacks, play an amazing rugby match. We also visited Hobbiton where The Shire scenes from The Lord of the Rings was filmed. I plan to travel back to New Zealand as many times as I can!
So that is me. I am quirky, tattooed, music addicted, loyal, protective, and just me. 🙂
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