Blog Tour: The Disappearing Girl by Heather Topham Wood

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Tour Dates: July 8-13

Title: The Disappearing Girl

Author: Heather Topham Wood

Release date: May 7, 2013

Age Group: New Adult

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Tour organized by: AToMR Tours: http://atomrbookblogtours.com/

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17609789-the-disappearing-girl

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/The-Disappearing-Girl-ebook/dp/B00CMR7GFQ/ref=tmm_kin_title_0?ie=UTF8&qid=1369171114&sr=8-2

Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-disappearing-girl-heather-topham-wood/1115273167?ean=9781483906775

Book Description:

Kayla Marlowe is slowly vanishing…
Last year, Kayla’s world imploded. Her beloved father died, leaving her alone with a narcissistic mother who is quick to criticize her daughter’s appearance. During her winter break from college, Kayla’s dangerous obsession with losing weight begins.
Kayla feels like her world changes for the better overnight. Being skinny seems to be the key to the happiness she has desperately been seeking. Her mother and friends shower her with compliments, telling her how fantastic she looks. Kayla is starving, but no one knows it.
Cameron Bennett explodes into Kayla’s life. He’s sexy and kind—he has every quality she has been looking for in a guy. As Cameron grows closer to Kayla and learns of how far she’s willing to go to stay thin, he becomes desperate to save her.
Kayla’s struggles with anorexia and bulimia reach a breaking point and she is forced to confront her body image issues in order to survive. She wonders if Cameron could be the one to help heal her from the pain of her past.

New Adult Contemporary-Ages 17+ due to language and sexual situations.

 

 

About the Author

Heather Topham Wood’s obsession with novels began in childhood while growing up in a shore town in New Jersey. Writing since her teens, she recently returned to penning novels after a successful career as a freelance writer. She’s the author of the paranormal romance Second Sight series and the standalone The Disappearing Girl.

 

 

Excerpt:

My mother’s gaze turned shrewd. “How much do you weigh now?”

“I’m not answering that question,” I replied primly, and I returned to guzzling my water. Raw grief was a raging fire through me and I was trying to extinguish it. Once I pulled the bottle away from my mouth, I asked, “What did you say to him?”

Before she could answer, I heard the front door open and slam shut. Lila charged into the kitchen. Her backpack fell to the floor as her eyes bounced back and forth between my mother and me. “What’s going on?”

“I believe your sister just broke things off with her boyfriend.” My mom addressed Lila, but her eyes stayed on me.

Lila’s dark eyes grew large. She demanded, “What? Is that true?”

I could hear the hurt in her tone. I wasn’t surprised by her reaction; Cameron had become like a surrogate big brother to her. Besides clandestine conversations regarding my well-being, they enjoyed spending hours playing Xbox when the three of us were together. I would watch from the couch, giggling as the two of them talked trash while shooting each other with virtual machine guns.

“I don’t want to talk about it,” I mumbled and started to leave the kitchen. I wanted to warn them: proceed with caution. I was highly combustible, and flicking a lighter in my direction was ill advised.

Lila jumped into my path and grabbed my arms to hold me in place. This wasn’t challenging for her, because she probably outweighed me by thirty pounds. Her voice was pleading. “You need help, Kayla. You’re anorexic, bulimic, depressed; I could probably list your problems all day long.”

“Don’t do this to me, Lila,” I begged quietly. “It has always been me and you against everyone else. Don’t turn on me, too.”

“Kayla, you promised you’d never leave me. But you are. You’ve stopped caring about everything. The only thing that matters to you now is what the scale says. This isn’t the Kayla who came into my room at night after Dad died, wiping away my tears and telling me outrageous stories until I fell asleep.”

The memory warmed me. I wasn’t the greatest storyteller, but I made an effort for my fourteen-year-old bereaved sister. I would twist fairy tales, telling stories of how princesses saved princes, and I wouldn’t stop talking until her eyes fluttered closed.

My mother placed her arm around Lila, a rare display of affection. “You need to get hold of yourself, Kayla. I saw your grades for the semester. I chalked it up to you getting caught up in a new relationship, but I’m starting to see there’s more going on here. If you keep it up, you’ll be academically dismissed from college. Also, if you insist on treating Lila and me like garbage, I’ll seriously consider asking you to leave this house. You’re twenty-one, old enough to take responsibility for your actions.”

At Lila’s silence, I understood they’d become a united front against me. My mother, a villain hiding behind her mask of exquisiteness, had poisoned my sister into believing I was the problem within our dysfunctional household. I could fill a dictionary with all the slights, all the disdainful glares, but my sister had turned amnesiac and thought I was the one who deserved to be locked away.

Wordlessly, I took flight. I had to escape. My mom was right, I was an adult and I’d make my own decisions. It was my body—no one was going to dictate how I treated it. I was creating new truths, a fictional tale of Kayla versus the world. Cameron, Lila, and my mother were all trying to force-feed me their ideas of how I should be. Their unwillingness to accept who I was drove me away, and I refused to relinquish control of my life.

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Release Event & Author Giveaway: Fixed on You by Laurelin Paige

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Title: Fixed on You   

Author: Laurelin Paige

Publisher: Mandevilla Press

Release date: June 24, 2013

Genre: Contemporary romance

Age Group: Adult

Event organized by: AToMR Tours

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17828418-fixed-on-you

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Fixed-on-You-ebook/dp/B00CR0QM12/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1371879737&sr=1-1&keywords=laurelin+paige

Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/fixed-on-you-laurelin-paige/1115288520?ean=2940016788043

 

Book Description:

Stalking and restraining orders are a thing of Alayna Pierce’s past. With her MBA newly in hand, she has her future figured out – move up at the nightclub she works at and marry the manager, David. He’s perfect for her because, although he’s attractive, he doesn’t get her all turned inside out and upside down like some other men have. It’s a safe plan, one that assures she’ll remain in control of her obsessive love disorder.

But what Alayna didn’t figure on is Hudson Pierce, the new owner of the nightclub. He’s smart, rich, and gorgeous – the kind of guy Alayna knows to stay away from if she wants to keep her past tendencies in check. Except, Hudson’s fixed his sights on her. He wants her in his bed and makes no secret of his plans to seduce her. Avoiding him becomes impossible after he offers a business proposition Alayna can’t turn down and she’s drawn further into his universe, unable to resist his gravitational pull.

Soon Alayna’s charmed by Hudson in every way possible and the control over her old behaviors slip. When she learns Hudson has a dark history of his own, she realizes too late that she’s fallen for the worst man she could possibly get involved with. Or maybe their less than ideal pasts give them an opportunity to heal each other and finally find the love their lives have been missing.

About the Author

Laurelin Paige is a sucker for a good romance and gets giddy anytime there’s kissing, much to the embarrassment of her three daughters. Her husband doesn’t seem to complain, however. When she isn’t reading or writing sexy stories, she’s probably singing, watching Mad Men and the Walking Dead, or dreaming of Adam Levine. She is represented by Bob Diforio of D4EO Literary Agency.

Author social media links:

website: www.laurelinpaige.com,

Facebook: www.facebook.com/laurelinpaige,

Twitter: @laurelinpaige,

Goodreads: www.goodreads.com/laurelinpaige

 

Event Giveaway:   a Rafflecopter giveaway

The author is offering the below event giveaway:

(20) shot glass swag packs – US Only

(20) ebooks of Fixed on You available in epub or mobi – International

(1) $50 Amazon or Barnes & Noble Gift Card – Countries that can accept Amazon or Barnes and Noble Gift Cards

 EXCERPT

Unable to go another minute with the loneliness that had settled in my chest, honesty won over. “I want you,” I whispered, my face pressed against the glass, too embarrassed to look at him.

“Alayna?” I felt his eyes on me.

“I know what I said.” I wiped my eyes, determined to keep the rest of my tears in my eyes. “But maybe I was wrong. I mean, I don’t know if you’re right—if spending time with you can make me better. But I know that since we’ve been apart, I’ve been worse.” Taking a ragged breath, I braved a look at him. “I miss you.” A nervous giggle escaped from my throat. “Told you I get attached.”

A trace of a smile crossed his lips. “Where do you think I’m taking you?”

I glanced out the window, having not been paying attention to our destination. Lincoln. Headed East. We were blocks away from Pierce Industries. The loft.

I straightened, a blush crawling on my cheeks. “Oh,” I said, the lonely ache inside burning away with the spark of desire. Then irritation took over. “I told you no more sex, and you were taking me to the loft without asking?”

“Alayna,” he sighed with frustration. “You are a bundle of mixed signals. At the symphony you seemed to indicate—“

“And you totally blew me off,” I interrupted. “Don’t talk to me about mixed signals!”

He put his hand on my knee. “I was trying to avoid mixing business with pleasure. A difficult task with you, precious.” His voice grew low. “Especially with your wandering hands and how hot you look in that dress.”

I blinked. “Oh,” I said again. How did he do that? How did he compartmentalize, dividing the pretend from the real, never the two to cross while I tied myself up in knots?

“If you want me to ask, I will, though you know it’s not my style.” He took my silent stare as a “yes” even though it was simply me processing. “May I take you to my bed, Alayna?”

His request came out in a rumble that had my passion buttons going off like fireworks. “Yes,” I half moaned as he pulled up to a red light.
Fixed on You Playlist

This Love Will Be Your Downfall – Ellie Goulding

China – Tori Amos

You Give Me Something – James Morrison

The Blower’s Daughter – Damien Rice

Volcano – Damien Rice

Every Breath You Take – Police

Fuck Was I – Jenny Owens Young

White Flag – Dido

Use Somebody – Kings of Leon

Blood Bank – Bon Iver

Heart of Stone – Iko

Scream – Usher

Poison and Wine – The Civil Wars

So Easy – Phillip Phillips

Fix You – Coldplay

Gravity – Sara Bareilles

Die Alone – Ingrid Michaelson

Try – Nelly Furtado

Toxic – Britney Spears

Possession – Sarah McLachlan

 

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Blog Tour: Fading by EK Blair

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Buy Links:

Amazon:  http://www.amazon.com/Fading-ebook/dp/B00DHW4N6K/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1372594303&sr=1-1&keywords=fading

Barnes & Noble:  http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/fading-ek-blair/1115745652?ean=2940016740089

Goodreads –  http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17304237-fading

Facebook Author page – https://www.facebook.com/EKBlairAuthor

Video Link:  Will go live after the tour ends.

 

SYNOPSIS

Can a guilty conscience keep wounds from healing?

Fine arts major, Candace Parker, grew up with a mother who thinks image is everything, and her daughter’s perfection will never be good enough. About to graduate college and pursue her dreams of becoming a professional ballerina, Candace decides it’s time to let go and have a little fun. But fun is short-lived when a brutal attack leaves her completely shattered.

The memories that consume and torment Candace are starting to destroy her when she meets Ryan Campbell, a successful bar owner. He feels instantly connected and tries to show her that hope is worth fighting for. But is Ryan harboring his own demons? As walls slowly begin to chip away, the secrets that are held within start to become painful burdens.

At what point do secrets become lies?

REVIEW

“The night he took everything from me: my trust, my peace, my security, my faith – my light.  He took it all and left with me nothing.”

Fading is a heart-wrenching book about Candace Parker, who seemingly has it ogether – full time college student, barista, and living her dreams of being a professional ballerina.  The one major  thing she does lack is caring parents.  In order to smooth over an argument, she agrees to go out with a guy who they want her to date.   This is the same evil man, who will eventually become her rapist and take everything away from her.

She struggles to come to terms with what happened to her and why.  Her path to healing is absolutely brutal to get back to being herself.  Through the mix, she relies on her friends Jase and Mark to help her recover.  By chance, she meets a friends of theirs, Ryan, who also becomes her friend as well.

There is a spark between Ryan and Candace that cannot be denied yet she is tentative to let him in.  Their love story is amazing in that he helps her to heal from her past wounds while she discovers his.  It’s a romantic and sweet story but one that leaves you with hope.

I rate this 4.5 stars out of 5.  It’s not an easy light-hearted read, but it sheds light on one of the most horrible acts that any human can commit to another.  I think it was a great book.

I received an ARC of this book for review.

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Release Event: Damaged 2 by H.M. Ward

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Title: DAMAGED 2
Author: H.M. WARD
Publisher: Laree Bailey Press
Release date: June 24, 2013
Genre:  New Adult Contemporary Romance
Age Group: New Adult
Event organized by: AToMR ToursGoodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17800786-damaged-2Amazon: http://amzn.to/10vsuzh
Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/damaged-2-hm-ward/1115805824?ean=9780615826813

Book Description:

The steamy sequel to the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling New Adult novel DAMAGED by H.M. Ward.

Home isn’t supposed to be dangerous, but for Sidney it is. Returning home means that she has to face her past. It’s not just the man who hurt Sidney that makes it horrible, but the family that didn’t believe her. They were dead to her, but now that her mom is really dying things seem different. It’s a chance to set things right.

What Sidney doesn’t realize is that she’s dragging Peter into a collision course with his past. Peter must deal with the demons haunting him if he wants to move forward with Sidney. He’s willing to give up everything for her, even wade deeper into his past life to help her move forward. But, Peter isn’t sure if he can get over what happened to him in New York.

Genre: New Adult Romance
Length: Novel, ~325 pgs
Sequel to the Bestselling phenomenon DAMAGED

Author Event Giveaway:

(1) Kindle Fire Prize Pack: Contains 1 Kindle Fire, a Signed copy of DAMAGED 2, plus all of H.M. Ward’s romance ebooks: DAMAGED 2, New York Times & USA Today Bestsellers: DAMAGED & SCANDALOUS, SCANDALOUS 2, New York Times & USA Today bestselling series: THE ARRANGEMENT VOL 1 -7, SECRETS 1-5, THE SECRET LIFE OF TRYSTAN SCOTT 1-4, and CHRISTMAS KISSES. (Value is $240 USD)

Event Code: a Rafflecopter giveaway

 About the Author

NEW YORK TIMES, USA TODAY, & WALL STREET JOURNAL Bestselling author H.M. Ward recently appeared in FORBES. Ward was also featured in the Washington Post for her debut novel. Romance series by H.M. Ward include Secrets, Scandalous, The Arrangement, and The Secret Life of Trystan Scott.

Author social media links:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorHMWard

Twitter: https://twitter.com/hmward  ; @hmward

Blog: http://Blog.DemonKissed.com

 

~~~~EXCERPT ~~~~

Dinner is slow and silent. By the time we head back to the room, I’m ready for a long hot shower. Peter unlocks the door and for the first time, he flips on the lights. I stop in my tracks just on the other side of the door. Peter rams into my back nearly knocking me over. He grabs hold of my arms just above the elbow and steadies me.

“Holy shit.” The room is… I have no words. My senses are overwhelmed with thick textures, red velvets and satins. There’s a shag rug the color of a rose. One huge heart-shaped bed sits in the center of the room with a matching heart shaped mirror on the ceiling. I’m standing there with my hands clapped over my mouth.

Peter shoves past me. “She’s a nice old lady with interesting taste.” Peter sits down hard on the bed and pulls his shoes off. He flicks his eyes up at me after a second. I haven’t moved. “So it looks like a porn set from the 70’s, what’s the big deal?”

My eyes widen and I look over at him. “There’s a pole.” I walk forward and slowly reach out my hand toward the brass pole in the middle of the room. I move carefully, like it might bite.

Peter has a crooked smirk on his face. “You’re so prude.”

I yank my arm back and turn on him. “Are you insane? This room would make a prude person have a coronary! They’d fall over on the bed and watch themselves die in the ceiling mirror. There’s a pole!” My voice squeaks the last part.

Peter peels off his tee shirt and shakes his head. I watch him do it and wish I hadn’t. His body is so beautiful that it’s hard to look away, but I manage. My stomach does a little summersault just before I turn. “So hang your laundry on it and stop freaking out.”

“What kind of married couple uses a pole on their wedding night?”

He grins. Peter pushes off the bed and walks over to me. He looks down into my face. He’s standing too close, and from the look on his face, he’s doing it on purpose. “I think you’d stop freaking out if you’d seen a pole dance before. You know the woman doesn’t actually fuck the pole, right?”

My jaw drops. I make a high pitched sound and slap his chest. “Yes, I know that. And I suppose you’ve seen plenty of dances on one of these.”

“Yeah, but only at strip clubs.” His eyes drink me in. They’re so dark. He holds my gaze for a moment and adds, “How about a private performance?” I go to slap his face again, but Peter catches my wrist and stops me. It dawns on me that he could have stopped me last time, too, but he didn’t. His eyes flick back and forth between mine. “Stop slapping me, Colleli.”

“Stop giving me reasons to.”

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Promotional Release: Haven, Part 1 of the Apocalypse Chronicles by Laury Falter

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Title: Haven, Part I of the Apocalypse Chronicles

Author: Laury Falter

Release date: June 22, 2013

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Age Group:  Young Adult

Event organized by: AToMR Tours

Goodreads:  http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/16621789-haven

Amazon:  http://www.amazon.com/Haven-Apocalypse-Chronicles-Part-ebook/dp/B00DJG1CQI/ref=sr_1_2?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1372125242&sr=1-2&keywords=Haven

Barnes & Noble:  http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/haven-laury-falter/1115774868?ean=2940016508061

Book Description:

Haven, the first book in the Apocalypse Chronicles…

On an ordinary day in early September, Kennedy Shaw leaves for school unaware that within a few minutes the world she knows will be gone – succumbed to an outbreak of epidemic proportions. After finding a safe haven inside the security of her enclosed high school, she learns that four others have survived, one being a bold, mysterious transfer student from Texas whose unruffled demeanor harbors more than a cool interest in her. As they struggle to survive the dead fighting their way inside, will Kennedy discover there is more to life than survival? And will she and the others find a way to live in this terrifying new world?

About the Author

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Laury Falter is the author of the bestselling Guardian Trilogy. She writes young adult paranormal romances and urban fantasy when she’s not taking her stray dogs for a walk or enjoying a date night with her husband.

Laury has released two series, the Guardian Trilogy and the Residue Series (a spinoff of the Guardian Trilogy books), and is currently releasing her third series, the Apocalypse Chronicles.

To learn more about Laury and her novels, visit her at:

Website: lauryfalter.com

Twitter page: twitter.com/LauryFalter

Facebook page: facebook.com/pages/Laury-Falter/196033543803745

Goodreads page: goodreads.com/author/show/4061922.Laury_Falter

Author social media links:

Website: lauryfalter.com

Twitter page: twitter.com/LauryFalter

Facebook page: facebook.com/pages/Laury-Falter/196033543803745

Goodreads page: goodreads.com/author/show/4061922.Laury_Falter

~~~~ Excerpt ~~~~

“I’m different, Kennedy.” Those words seemed to sting as they left his beautiful lips.

“We’re all different, Harrison. I have steel throwing stars in my pocket, and I know how to use them. Do you know any other eighteen-year-olds who do that?  You asked that same question this morning, remember? Not one. Not a single one.” I paused to meet his stare directly, ensuring my last point was heard. “I don’t think you’re any more different than the rest of us.”

He laughed under his breath. “You don’t now, but you will eventually.”

In a way that made me think he was trying to prove his point, he opened the refrigerator door wide, so that I could clearly see inside. It was stocked, but not with fruit, vegetables, and Yoo-Hoo drinks. Bags of raw meat were crammed into every shelf and drawer available. That was it, just bags of raw meat. He began shoving as many of them as he could fit into his duffel bag, stuffing it so tightly it couldn’t zip closed. When he straightened up and turned, he discovered that I hadn’t moved.

“You underestimate me,” I said.

He seemed surprised that I wasn’t bowled over by his brazen display of how odd he was. “Why are you so determined to like me?” he countered.

“Why are you so determined to push me away?”

“Like you do with others?” he retorted, striking at the one thing he knew I couldn’t deny.

My only response was to press my lips together as the uncomfortable silence stretched between us.

Obviously, he’d seen me sitting alone in the library during lunch and he knew that I was short on friends. I was also pretty sure he’d heard my story through one of the many strings of gossip that seemed to surround me. He laughed under his breath again, this time with thick sarcasm. “We are similar, Kennedy. We keep to ourselves, preserving that preciously safe space around us, denying others entry. We make it painful for others so they won’t think about invading it. We make ourselves invisible or unreceptive so they won’t consider trying. I’ve watched you do it for a year. But we do this for different reasons. You do it so that others can’t hurt you. I do it so that I can’t hurt others.” He slung the duffel bag over his shoulder effortlessly despite the weight it held.

“So that’s it?” I said, causing him to halt. He kept his back to me as I asked, “That’s why you never asked me out, why you’re being…reticent now? You think you can hurt me.”

His shoulders lifted as he drew in a deep breath. “Kennedy,” he exhaled wearily, “it’s the only reason that could keep me from you.”

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Promotion Event: Lost in Shadows, A Shadow Walkers Novel by Cynthia Luhrs

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Title: Lost in Shadow, A Shadow Walkers Novel (Book 1)

Author: Cynthia Luhrs

Release date:  March 27, 2013

Genre:  Paranormal Romance

Age Group:  Adult

Event organized by: AToMR Tours

Amazon – http://www.amazon.com/Lost-Shadow-Walkers-Novel-ebook/dp/B00C24YUXA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1365700003&sr=8-1&keywords=cynthia+luhrs

Goodreads – http://www.goodreads.com/CynthiaLuhrsAuthor

 

Book Description:

We were wrong…ghosts are frighteningly real.

For centuries a war has been raging between light and shadow. Shadow Walker pitted against Day Walker, threatening to plunge the world into darkness. Colin, an ancient warrior, lost hope long ago. Now he prowls the streets of Edinburgh eviscerating those who prey on humanity.

Emily possesses the ability to see beyond our realm into the dangerous realms of Light and Shadow. Unwittingly drawn into the shadows when she intervenes to help Colin, igniting his long-buried desires, she unleashes a terrible curse. Now with a week to break the curse, time is running out as they are locked in a deadly fight with forces that will stop at nothing to destroy them before they succeed.

Intensely romantic and thrilling, Lost in Shadow portrays the struggle between redemption and retribution.

Fans of J.R. Ward, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Karen Marie Moning, and Charlaine Harris will enjoy the Shadow Walkers Series.Show more

About the Author

Cynthia Luhrs is the author of the Shadow Walkers novels. A graduate of Towson University, she was practical, majoring in Business which served her well now she’s a writer and needs to stay organized. Prior to becoming a full-time writer, she toiled away in Corporate America for many years. Her idea of a perfect day is no interruptions and the freedom to live in her head all day, writing to her heart’s content, an icy cold drink next to her as she creates the next Shadow Walker book. Of course her cats frequently disrupt this oasis of serenity.

Author social media links:

Main website/blog –  http://cluhrs.com is my main website.

Twitter – https://twitter.com/wickedgreens

Pinterest – http://pinterest.com/cynluhrs/

Goodreads – http://www.goodreads.com/CynthiaLuhrsAuthor

LinkedIn – www.linkedin.com/in/cynthialuhrs/

Instagram  – http://instagram.com/cynthialuhrs

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/cynthialuhrsauthor

EXCERPT

She wrapped her arms around him, holding him tight, resting her head against his chest. If she only knew…he was damaged, had kept every emotion locked away deep inside for so long—trembled at the thought of letting her in.

Ice cold. Her skin was so cold. He hadn’t noticed the temperature dropping, was too engrossed in her. “Let’s get you inside, out of the cold.” Taking her hand, he twined his fingers through hers, leading her down the stairs to their room.

“Do you want a drink before bed? Um, before we go to sleep I mean,” she was breathless.

Seeing her standing there, riveted to the floor, watching him, his nostrils flared, catching her scent as he stalked towards her. This woman captivated him. Inexplicably he was drawn to her, a base need he couldn’t put a name to. Reaching out, he caressed her hair. Want…need…desire, filled him, threatening to spill over. Tentatively, she reached up, caressed his jaw, her fingers soft against his stubble, the sensation heading straight to his groin. A simple touch of her hand was all it took, in that moment he wanted to crawl into her skin; mark her for all time.

“Damn the whisky,” he choked out.

The room crackled with electricity, a dim silvery light filling every corner and crevice as he dipped his mouth to hers. The clock on the mantle stopped ticking, he felt her breath hitch—before she could take her next breath, he kissed her with savage need.

Taking her into his arms, she moaned against his mouth, holding him tight, losing herself within their kiss. His muscles twitched under her caress, he growled, an ancient predator ready to devour her. Hands moving to his hair, she played with his braids, twining her fingers through them, pressing her chest into him.

“I’ve never wanted any man like this.”

He lifted her up, settling her against his hips, his desire for her evident, his erection pressing against her core. The contact was electrifying. As he licked his way from her earlobe down her neck, she moaned, deep in her throat. The feel of her, wrapping her legs tighter around his waist, he could hold her forever.

 

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The Do Over by AL Zaun ~Excerpt~

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Title: The Do Over

Author:  A.L. Zaun

Release date: May 20th, 2013

Age Group: Adult

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Tour organized by: AToMR Tours

Goodreads –  http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17381854-the-do-over

Amazon – http://www.amazon.com/The-Do-Over-ebook/dp/B00CVSCNE0/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1370535634&sr=8-1&keywords=the+do+over

 

Life doesn’t look like it’s supposed to for Daniela, aka Dani. After a painful break-up with Rick, Dani decides she doesn’t want to deal with the hassles of relationship.

After almost two years, Dani’s friends stage an intervention, forcing her out of her holding pattern and back into the real world of dating.

Liam, a down to earth firefighter, may be just the person to show her she’s still worth something. Their chemistry is instant and electric. But will Dani be able to trust her patched-up heart with him?

And what will happen when Rick decides he’ll go to any lengths to get her back?

 

Excerpt

“Thank you for giving me a second chance even if you want to kill me. You do realize that if the fall doesn’t do it, my heart attack will.”

His hand gently stroked my collarbone. Then, his fingers grazed down my necklace, following the chain down to my pendant. The sensation alone sent a shiver through me.

“I know CPR, baby. I’m taking care of your heart, and I’m making sure you know that my heart belongs to you. Always did and always will. We’re going to do things right this time. I guess you can call it a do-over.”

 

About the Author

A.L. Zaun graduated from Florida International University with a degree in English Literature a long time ago.  A degree she didn’t use at all in her professional endeavors.  She loves to read, write and take pictures.  She walks around with her camera, and most importantly she has her e-reader available at all times.  Healthcare Management by day, Mommy in the evening and most nights, you can find her sitting in front of her laptop with a bottle of Diet Pepsi, bringing the voices in her head to life on the pages of her debut novel, The Do Over.

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Release Event: Runaway Groom by Sally Clements

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Title: Runaway Groom

Author: Sally Clements

Release date: June 4, 2013

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Age Group: New Adult/Adult

Event organized by: AToMR Tours

Goodreads – http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17874481-runaway-groom

Amazon – http://www.amazon.com/Runaway-Groom-ebook/dp/B00D7EULSW/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1370713425&sr=8-1&keywords=runaway+groom

Book Description:

Seven years ago, Matthew Logan ran out on his wedding to June Leigh.

Life is good for fledgling dress-designer April Leigh. She couldn’t be happier that her sister has found a new love, and is excited about her very first commission, June’s wedding dress.

When April discovers June has invited runaway groom Matthew Logan to the wedding, she has to intervene. Matthew’s presence will ruin everything – her father hates him, and just the sight of him in the church might give her mother a heart attack.

Matthew Logan has no intention of going to June’s wedding, but when intriguing April arrives on his doorstep, he can’t resist getting to know her better. When a disaster forces them together neither can deny the passion that combusts into a red-hot affair.

Discovering the truth about the past shifts April’s feelings from lust to love, but bitter experience has taught Matthew to guard his heart.

When it looks as though Matthew will lose her forever, will he fight or flee?

About the Author

Sally Clements writes fun, sexy and real contemporary romance, partnering hot heroes with heroines who know what they want, and go for it!

She lives in the Irish countryside, and when she isn’t writing can usually be found in traffic, driving ‘Mum’s taxi’.

Always a voracious reader, she considers writing for a living the perfect job—the only downside is saying goodbye to her characters at book’s end!

Author social media links:

Twitter : @sallywriter

~~~~~Excerpt~~~~~

“Drink your cocoa before it goes cold.” Matthew drank his, leaving a milky chocolate trail across his top lip.

She couldn’t stop staring.

Matthew’s eyes darkened. He cupped her cheek. “What?” His deep voice was just a murmur.

Attraction hung in the air. Reflections cast by the flickering flames in the darkened room changed the shadows on the side of Matthew’s face.

April held her breath. If she said nothing, if she leaned forward he would kiss her. Part of her wanted him to more than anything.

He leaned in.

“You have milk on your top lip.” She pulled back.

“Ah.” He wiped his lip. “Milk moustache, huh?”

She breathed out. Tried for casual to lighten the moment. “It’s a good look on you.”

He took another deliberate drink, letting the foam cover his lip again. “Sexy?” he murmured. His fingers smoothed over her soft skin, then slid into her hair. His gaze held hers as he swiped the foam away with his tongue, leaving his mouth clear.

April swallowed. Yes, it was sexy. He was beyond sexy. Taking what she wanted, what she needed couldn’t be bad—anyone could forgive her under the circumstances. Her chin tilted up.

His hand cupped the back of her head, bringing her closer. Her eyelids fluttered closed a moment before his lips met hers.

She’d needed comfort. The touch of his mouth against hers gave a lot more. Maybe it was because of all the men in the world, he was the one she couldn’t have. Maybe it was something different. As her mouth opened and their tongues tangled, she gave up wondering and just let herself feel. She breathed him in with every exhale, the scent of citrus, vetiver maybe, mixed with man. He held her face so tenderly her heart melted.

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Spotlight Tour & Giveaway: Good Vibrations by SL Scott

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Title: Good Vibrations (Welcome to Paradise, #1)

Author: S. L. Scott

Release date: June 10, 2013

Age Group: New Adult

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Tour organized by: AToMR Tours

Goodreads – https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17844939-good-vibrations

Amazon – available later today

Barnes and Noblehttp://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/good-vibrations-sl-scott/1115540708?ean=2940016446868

 

 

Book Description

I grab her exploring finger just as it reaches my happy trail—a trail that if I let her wander down further will lead us to do things we can’t take back. Things like three-word phrases being confessed that would end me if I was rejected. Things like selfishly wanting to own her body and doing things to her that would make my fantasies blush. And things like making her promises too soon that won’t do either of us any good. She makes me want a future that’s not possible, and one I don’t deserve.

Listening to my ego got me into this situation. Will listening to my heart get me out?

Teaser

Nothing makes sense with him, nothing except his lips on mine, willing my mind to settle and my heart to calm. This is right. This kiss makes sense.

His lips aren’t hurried or panicked. He’s sharing this moment with me, taking his time to enjoy the rewards of his patient waiting. My hands are drawn to him and ghost up his chest and around his neck, my fingers locking together. His hands find my middle and pull me closer. My body moves, knowing exactly where it wants to be. My mind has no say in this because logic is overruled by need. I need to be with him and he needs to be with me

About the Author

S.L. Scott has a degree in Journalism and is the author of the novels—Naturally, Charlie, and A Prior Engagement as well as several novellas, including Sleeping with Mr. Sexy and Morning Glory–all currently available on Amazon. Pursuing her passion for telling stories, she spends her days escaping into her characters, letting them lead her on their adventures. She is a Contributor to Huffington Post and writes for her own blog along with several other popular sites.

Travelling, music festivals, and surfing are a few of the hobbies she loves, but she doesn’t get to enjoy on a regular basis. She has an obsession with movies, a varied taste in books, and collects Fitz & Floyd teapots. With a memory full of useless trivia facts, and a Keurig addiction, she loves a fun night in with her family as much as a loud night out with her friends.

Scott lives in the lively city of Austin with her husband, two young sons, and two Papillons, enjoying life in the beautiful hill country of Texas.

She welcomes your notes at sl@slscottauthor.com.

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Release Event & Giveaway for Georgia Cate’s Beauty from Surrender

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Title: Beauty from Surrender (Beauty #2)

Author: Georgia Cates

Release date: May 30, 2013

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Age Group: Adult

Event organized by: AToMR Tours

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17314410-beauty-from-surrender

Buy Links:

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Book description

The story of Jack Henry and Laurelyn continues…

How do you move on when he’s every song you sing?

After Laurelyn Prescott walks away from the love of her life, she returns to Nashville to pursue the only dream she has left. Determined to find a distraction from the pain of losing Jack Henry, she immerses herself in her music. But with her old life comes old acquaintances and new expectations. When Laurelyn refuses her record producer’s outrageous demands, she finds herself without a career—until an unforeseen opportunity presents itself. From there it’s a rocket ride straight to the top where Laurelyn finds the success she’s always dreamed of. Will it be enough to bring her the happiness she so deserves, or will the absence of Jack Henry leave her wanting more?

Jack Henry McLachlan never expected to fall in love with Laurelyn Prescott—but he did. After he foolishly let her slip through his fingers, he spends three months searching for her, but their reunion doesn’t come easy. The woman he finds isn’t the same one who drifted away without a goodbye. No longer an insecure girl on an Australian adventure, this Laurelyn is a successful musician with a promising career. Her dreams are becoming a reality, and Jack is terrified his American girl won’t have a place for him in her new life. With only a month to convince her otherwise, will it be enough time to make her visualize a life beyond the glitz and glamour, a life that includes him?

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About the Author

Georgia resides in rural Mississippi with her wonderful husband, Jeff, and their two beautiful daughters. She spent fourteen years as a labor and delivery nurse before deciding to pursue her dream of becoming an author. Despite the struggle, she has no regrets in her decision to try this crazy life. She can honestly say that she’s living the dream.

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Excerpt

Laurelyn Prescott’s POV

It isn’t often that I’m able to study his figure while he sleeps, but I come to the same conclusion every time: he’s the most beautiful man I’ve ever seen. And I love him so much it hurts.

He stirs in his sleep and his drink tilts to the side, causing some of it to spill down his leg. I reach to take it from his hand and he startles awake. I unwrap his fingers from it. “You can let go. I’ve got it.”

He stares at me with hazy eyes and I realize he’s shitfaced when he reaches out to grab me a little too hard around the waist. He leans forward and presses his head to my stomach, causing me to stagger backward to maintain my balance. “I love you, Laurelyn. Please, don’t leave me. I’ll fucking die if you do.”

I love him and I don’t want to leave, but how can I stay with a man who would lie to my face the way he did? I asked him if he’d been with another woman and he told me he hadn’t been inside another one since me. I gave him the perfect opportunity to come clean. It would’ve hurt but I’d have eventually gotten over it. At least it would’ve been the truth. He knows how much I hate lies.

I run my fingers through his dark hair. “We’ll talk about it tomorrow when you’re not hammered.”

He’s still holding me around the waist but he fists the T-shirt I’m wearing and pushes it up to bare my stomach. “I can just see you with a baby on the way.”

Oh, God. Why does he have to say things like that right now? “You’re drunk and you need to sleep it off.”

He pokes me with his finger below my navel. “I want to marry the shit out of you and then I want to put a baby inside you as soon as you’ll let me.” He puts his finger under my piercing and flicks it up. “But I don’t know what will happen to this little jewel when your belly grows.”

I feel euphoric hearing him talk about marriage and babies, but then I remember why he’s drunk and saying things like that. “Be a good boy for me and lie down on the couch.”

“I don’t want to sleep here. I want to be in our bed with you.”

“No! I’m pissed off at you. You’re not going to sleep next to me like nothing happened.”

 

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