September 30, 2013

Music Monday : This Woman's Work

OK. I'm not sure if I'll continue you this as a weekly thing, but I just wanted to share this very beautiful and powerful song. And this man that sings this version of Kate Bush's song, This Woman's Work, is simply amazing. Both versions of the song are so beautifully done. I'm a lover of all things music ... and I know I'm not the only one.

Most of the time, I just pick songs that go with certain events of my day, I like to think that my life is like a movie and there's a set soundtrack constantly playing as my day plays out.

Here is his Unplugged version for MTV and then I'll share So You Think You Can Dance. Two of their contestants did their dance to this song and I was very close to bawling. I hope you take the time to watch that entire video and hear what the judges have to say, you won't have dry eyes by the end of it.



Release Day + Excerpt + Giveaway : No Turning Back (#1 Full Circle ) by Casey Peeler

Synopsis


After getting involved with Dylan, the bad boy of the Dixon High Swim team, Charley decides to stay close to home for college. It’s just safer that way. Later, she realizes it’s a mistake, just like dating Dylan. She decides to put the past behind her and leave the small hick town of Grassy Pond. There is only one problem; she makes this decision three weeks before the fall semester begins.

Charley packs up her Honda and heads to Southern College. On the morning she’s about to leave, Cash walks back into her life. He has been her best friend since they were four and is the only one who knows the REAL Charley. She leaves her farm in Grassy Pond with all kinds of “what if” questions.

Charley decides to live her college career to the fullest. She finds a great group of friends, joins the swim team, and meets a guy named Joe. He’s got eyes that make ya wanna melt!

At college, she encounters a new problem. Charley has been away from home for only forty-eight hours before she breaks the two promises she made to herself. Will she be able to overcome her past? Find new love? What will happen with Cash now that he is back in her life? Will she find what she is wanting in Jackalope Joe? How will her first semester of college end? Joe, Cash, or alone?


Excerpt

Hey, let’s hit the dance floor.”  I take Caroline’s arm while the rest of the Kluft girls follow us, and we hit the make shift dance floor in the living room.  They are playing Mobb Deep’s “Quiet Storm.”  It’s old, but I love the beat.  We hit the middle of the floor and start swaying our hips to the music.  We giggle like school girls as we notice the guys in the room taking note.  A few others join us, Crystal and Lucas included.

“If they’re watchin’, let’s show them how we Southern girls have a good time,” I say to Caroline.

“You got it!”

We add just a little more emphasis to our hips and start dancing with each other.  Before I know it, the song is over, and we walk back to the kitchen to grab another drink.  

“Caroline, I’m so glad Crystal got me to come with y’all tonight.  I’m not big on partying, but it looks like I might have to change that thought if we have this much fun!”

“Girl, anytime!  I can tell already that Georgia and us are gonna be tight because we are a lot alike.  Only thing is she’s super quiet.  We are from ‘round here.  Most of the students here are Yankees.  Not that it’s a bad thing.  They just piss me off when they make us seem stupid by the way we talk.  I mean they chose to come to school here.”

“I understand you completely!  But aren’t those Yankees too damn cute?  I love me a country boy, but I might have to widen my horizons.”

I’m about to pour myself another round when I hear the sexiest voice known to women.  I look up and there is Jackalope Joe.  If his voice does that to me, I can only imagine what will happen if those perfect lips touch mine.

“Let me get that for you.”

“Thanks, Joe? Joe is your name, right?”  Play dumb Charley.

“Yeah, and you’re Cougar Charley.”  We both laugh.

“You know all I want to call you is Jackalope Joe,” I say with a half smile.

I think I might fall out looking into those make ya wanna melt, piercing blue eyes.  Keep it together, Charley. I’ve gotta keep in control. Good lookin’ or not, guys are like a bad habit I can’t break.  The last time I got involved with someone that could make panties drop by just lookin’ at me almost ended my life.  I have to stay in control, no matter what my emotions are screaming at me.

“Miss Cougar, ya wanna try out the dance floor? Joe smirks.  This is not good.

“Sure, see if ya can keep up.”  I smile.

About the Author


Casey Peeler grew up and still lives in North Carolina with her husband and daughter. Her first passion is teaching students with special needs. Over the years, she found her way to relax was in a good book.

After reading Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neal Hurston her senior year of high school and multiple Nicholas Sparks’ novels, she found a hidden love and appreciation for reading.

Casey is an avid reader, blogger (Hardcover Therapy,) and now author. No Turning Back (Full Circle #1) is her debut novel releasing September 30th. Finding Charley (Full Circle #2) will release spring 2014.

Her goal is to one day be an author who is recognized nationwide like Jamie McGuire, Colleen Hoover, Tiffany King, and Amanda Bennett.

When Casey isn’t reading, you can find her listening to country music, spending the day at the lake, being a wife and dance mom, and spending time with friends and family.

Her perfect day consists of water, sand between her toes, a cold beverage, and a great book!

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Release Day Event : To Steal a Highlander's Heart by Samantha Holt

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Synopsis

Alana sets eyes on Morgann for the first time in several years and what does he do? He captures her! But Alana refuses to go meekly with the sexy Highland warrior. Her kidnapping will reignite the rift that’s existed between the two clans since her father accused Morgann of theft and she doesn’t want to see her father harmed in the inevitable war that will ensue. Unfortunately for Alana, the faeries seek to interfere with her plans to escape. The sidhe have a debt to repay and Tèile, the green faery, is determined to mend the rift between the clans for good. And that means ensuring Alana and Morgann marry. Morgann has his own reasons for taking Alana and they are nothing to do with marriage or war. He wants to use her to reveal a secret from the past, the one that had him accused of theft. If only he didn’t find his childhood friend so attractive. When circumstances force them together, Alana’s life is threatened and war is imminent. Can Morgann reveal the truth without losing Alana? And will the faeries meddling help or hinder his cause?

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Samantha resides in Warwickshire, England with her twin girls and husband. She's a romance addict and has been devouring all kinds of romance for as long as she can remember. Having studied archaeology, Samantha likes to blend her love of the past with her passion for romance to create thrilling and passionate tales set to medieval backdrops. She thinks there's nothing sexier than a rugged warrior and a feisty maiden falling head over heels for each other.


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Blitz + Giveaway: Spitfire (#3 Silver Oaks Series) by Kate Mathias

Book Title: Spitfire
Series Name: Silver Oaks Series
Author Name: Kate Mathias
Release Date: 09/28/2013

Blurb


Arie Reynolds is a strong willed, independent woman. Her life as a stuntwoman in movies is enough to keep her fulfilled. After nearly losing her life in an accident, she finds that she has a new “ability” – one that allows her to cross into a parallel reality. When she’s once again faced with her mortality, she must decide how she’ll use her ability — will it save her life or will she end up losing the one thing that matters most?

Cole Mercer is a charming firefighter who’s used to getting what he wants out of life, until he fell for Arie. Through the difficulties of her career and a seemingly impossible choice, can Arie make the right choice? Can Cole tame this spitfire’s heart or will he be the one that ends up getting burned?
 


Author Bio


Kate Mathias is former elementary teacher and real estate agent. She enjoys reading, writing, and spending time with her family. She lives in Arizona with her husband and three children.

Fun Facts about Author:

I've been skydiving and have flown a small airplane.
My dad's a pilot and I've taken a plane off numerous times.
I'm an adventure junkie and love the thrill of roller coasters and anything that moves high and fast.
I can't get enough of sweets and often have dessert after breakfast.
I don't drink coffee or tea.
I'm a night owl and tend to stay up every night until midnight even during the week.
My family and friends always come first and I'm dedicated to other's happiness almost to a fault.

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In Love With Adult Romance Blog Tour + Giveaway : Day #6 - Between Faith and Fear by J.A. Dennam



Book Title: Between Faith and Fear

Series Name: Captive series (book 2)
Author Name: J. A. Dennam
Release Date: August 31, 2013
Genre: Romantic Suspense

Synopsis


Melanie Parker's life takes a gut-wrenching turn when she wakes up in a crumbling, unfamiliar environment. Even worse, her small child is in the arms of a certifiable killer, but Rena Hellberg isn't the only immediate threat. Melanie's abductor lurks in the shadows, a quiet, hooded stranger who's calling the shots. When she refuses to play the meek hostage, he reveals his darkest secrets in order to gain her cooperation.

Though he can barely trust himself, he can't deny his feelings for a woman he should have left alone. It wasn't his intention to bring her into a world he's trying to break free of, but he refuses to let it destroy her. The formidable group of enforcers who took him and made him one of their own won't tolerate rebellion of any kind. But they've never dealt with such a stubborn recruit...or one with so much to live for.

Excerpt


Melanie’s cooperation was too important. Her child presented a problem he hadn’t counted on. Something had to change, as this was no longer a simple plan.

Sensing her eyes on him, he turned, regarded her with doubt. Should he? It was never supposed to happen. He shouldn’t put her through that kind of turmoil; it wasn’t fair to her.

But life had handed him a ton of unfair.

Since he’d sent the dog downstairs to keep an eye on Rena, they were alone. Expelling a heavy breath, he moved barefoot over the debris, knowing if she were to close her eyes, she’d never know he approached.

She sat up, her slender shoulders stiff with expectation. He lowered himself before her, mirroring her position with his knees to the floor. They were close. She didn’t budge. The questions must have been compiling in her beautiful head since he’d ordered her to sit down because she whispered…

“You kissed me.”

She remembered. “Yes,” he answered truthfully.

After a moment’s hesitation, she nodded. “It was…familiar.”

Aw, hell. “Just familiar?”



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Author Bio

J. A. Dennam, an award winning author and member of Romance Writers of America, resides in a small Kansas town with her husband and four children. Besides her love for the literary arts, her interests include fine arts, culinary arts, singing and motorcycling (sometimes together ;)

Storytelling has been a part of her life since childhood, when insomnia forced a young girl of six into counting popcorn on the ceiling in the dead of night. Confessing her problem to her older sister, the two girls decided to tell each other stories to entice sleep; however, the inevitable snore always tore through her sister's nose before she could utter the words 'Once Upon A Time.' So, the stories began to flow in silence, her imagination taking her to quiet, private places so enthralling, the trick was suddenly to stay awake. Each night, she went to bed anticipating the continuation of the adventure that had been interrupted by sleep the previous night. Soon, insomnia was no longer a problem and the stories would sometimes take months to complete.

Those habits carried on to adulthood until the need to purge her stories demanded she put them in print. Her fascination with romance, fast cars and adventure films is what structures her stories today, making Romantic Suspense the genre she was simply born to write.

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September 28, 2013

Blog Tour + Giveaway : Forged in Dreams and Magick (Highland Legends) by Kat Bastion


Title: Forged in Dreams and Magick

Author: Kat Bastion

Release date: September 23, 2013

Age Group:  Adult

Genre: Paranormal Romance / Time Travel


Synopsis


Forged in Dreams and Magick book description:


Isobel MacInnes wakes up in present-day California, lunches in medieval Scotland, and by ten days’ end, falls in love with a man and his country, only to lose them in a heart-wrenching twist of fate . . .


Found in the arms of her second soul mate . . .


Forced to balance the delicate strands of time between two millennia . . .


Shocked by revelations rewriting the very foundations of history . . . of everything.


Isobel, a rising-star archaeology student, is dropped into two ancient worlds without warning . . . or her permission. Her fiery spirit resists the dependency thrust upon her. Amid frustration at her lack of control, she helplessly falls in love. Twice.


She struggles to adjust to the unimaginable demands of two leaders of men—a laird in the thirteenth-century Highlands and a Pict chieftain in a more ancient Scotland. Isobel transforms from an academic, hell-bent on obtaining archaeological recognition, to a woman striving to care for those she loves, and ultimately . . . into a fearless warrior risking everything to protect them.


Review

This was my very first time travel book and I was just never sure, if I'd be a fan of all the time traveling. When I think about time travel, the movie, Time Traveler's Wife comes to mind. As much as I love that movie, it's so incredibly heartbreaking ...

Starting in the 21st century, she finds this mystical object that helps her travel between different centuries and that's when she falls in love with not only one, but two men. The reasons for the traveling isn't all revealed at once and her men are keeping secrets from her ... I think I'll share them with you ... lean in ... just kidding, find out for yourself, people!

There were so many elements that I loved in this book and the biggest one of all was Isobel's love for two men. I usually hate when there's two male parties involved, in most cases I hate one of the guys and then the story just ticks me off! BUT, I'm happy to say, this is the first time, where I absolutely loved both. Iain and Velloca (will learn plenty about them, when you read the book) are both brooding with sexiness, very dominant, and warriors "to-a-t"!

At times, I questioned how she able to love two different men and be their wife! Yes, they were all from different centuries, but this was such a foreign thing to me. I swear I was at war with myself about this. My thoughts :
Oh my gosh! What a slut, she's cheating ... and she's married!
Wait ... what, they're somewhat okay with it?! ... how is that possible?!
But my goodness, they are both completely sexy men and dominance just emanates off of them, what's not to like?
This is WRONG WRONG WRONG ... but they're still so amazing!
Yeah, I could go on forever about my thoughts. It was very odd, but it worked for this storyline.

I love how much of a badass Isobel became, well I knew she always had it in her, she's got the attitude, it just needed to be brought out of her. When Velloca would train her, I got so jealous, I was like man, she's probably got a rockin' body and here I am stuffing my face with junk! She can do it all people, wield a sword, shoot an arrow, ride bareback (which, I've never done, but heard it's hard ... but I could totally be wrong), and of course, she has two men!

I am such a fan of this book, if I didn't have wedding stuff to catch up on, I definitely would have finished this in one sitting. The whole story will keep you on the edge of your seat, from the action, amazing-steamy sex scenes, the mystical world of time travel ... there is really no time at all to be calm. It felt like my heart was racing the entire book!

I know everyone's a 'Team Somebody", but this will be the first time, where I'm not able to pick one person. I love Iain and Velloca, I can see why it was so hard for her to choose ;)

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About the Author


Kat Bastion is an award-winning paranormal romance writer, poeticwarrior, and eternal optimist who loves getting lost in the beauty of nature.
On a never-ending, wondrous path of self-discovery, Kat throws her characters into incredible situations with the hope that readers join her in learning more about the meaning of life and love.
Her first published work, Utterly Loved, was shared with the world to benefit others. All proceeds from Utterly Loved, and a portion of the proceeds of all her other books, support charities who help those lost in this world.
Kat lives with her husband amid the beautiful Sonoran Desert of Arizona.



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Promo + Giveaway : Sunrise Fires by Heather LaBarge


Title: Sunrise Fires 

Published Date:  Jan 2013

Genre:  Erotic Romance

Synopsis


Jennifer Simmons finally has it all. After two failed marriages, Ryan Riverton has shown her that she can love and trust a man; it doesn't hurt that their sexual chemistry sizzles too.

A successful sporting goods sales executive, Jen's company offer to work abroad for a year sends her into a tailspin of fear and doubt about whether or not she and Ryan can survive the shift. Can she actually hope to have both professional and personal success? Is her relationship with Ryan as perfect and rock solid as she believes?

Follow Jen as she works her way through self-doubt and finds a future that she never expected.


Author Info

Heather Labarge is a 24 year veteran of the Air Force, the mother of two, and a product of dysfunction. She was raised in a military household by an abusive step-mother and neglectful father. She left for the military at 18 and never looked back – at least, not until her second marriage ended abruptly in a flurry of restraining orders and court cases.

She has written fiction and non-fiction works and essays on her journey back to self-esteem. Sunrise Fires is her first published offering, a look at one woman’s early steps out of negative self-talk and self-sabotaging behaviors that risk ruining her relationship with the love of her life. It will be followed by Love Me, Please, a non-fiction series of essays written at the beginning of Heather’s own walk away from dysfunction.

Today, Heather lives in Las Vegas, NV and continues to work full time for the Department of Defense while also writing, raising her son and continuing the journey to self-love.


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September 27, 2013

Excerpt Teasers for Forever Kinda Love by Priya Kanaparti

Book Title : Forever Kinda Love
Author : Priya Kanaparti
Release Date : TBD 2014
Genre : Mature YA Contemporary Romance

Synopsis


Life’s. Little. Surprises.

The last thing nine-year-old Carrigan Ace Casper foresaw is to have a ten-year-old Heath Issac Lovelly to walk into her life the day her mother died. In her darkest hour, he comes into her life as a bright shiny star. Over time, even when her father ignores her, Heath sticks by her side and slowly becomes her strength, her need, and her entire world. 

From the day Heath met Ace, she’s his saving grace. What she doesn’t know is if it isn’t for her, he’d be dead as meat. Eight years later, Ace faces another challenge that tests the strength of their relationship. Too bad for Ace, Heath’s about to rock her world and prove to her she’s the kind a girl that’s worth dying for. Literally. 

Heath is ready to throw every damn grenade and bite down every bullet until she accepts that their love is Forever Kinda Love worth fighting for. 

Will he be her forever triumph or her unexpected downfall?

Two lives.

One story.

And an unexpected journey to falling in love. Forever.

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**Mature Content Warning** 17+ for language and sexual content.

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 About the Author


I live in the beautiful city of Boise, ID.  I’m a full time working mom and part time YA Novel Author.
For the past 7+ years I worked in multiple fortune 500 companies and has recently found the passion to read and write.  My First YA Paranormal Romance novel  “The Dracian Legacy” is set for release in 2013. I’m currently working on “The Dracian Legacy – Book 2″ which I’m hoping to have completed and published by the end of the 2013.

In Love With Adult Romance Blog Tour + Giveaway : Day #5 - Starstruck by Adalynn Quinn


Book Title: Starstruck
Series Name: Fusion
Author Name: Adalynn Quinn
Release Date: September 11, 2013
Exact Genre: Contemporary Romance (contains sexual scenes)

Synopsis


Two broken people seeking solace from their painful pasts meet at a poignant time in their lives. Indi Devereux is a gifted music student recovering from the betrayal of a callous parent who had put her life in danger out of some deranged idea of revenge. Xander Keats is famous rock star who is about to head into a loveless marriage all to keep his hard-hearted father happy.

Can an anonymous holiday affair truly be the answer or will it only end in tears? Neither were interested in anything long term but sometimes life doesn't always go to plan.

Excerpt


Even in the dimness of the evening sun when he had first laid eyes on her, Xander could not help but notice the woman’s bronzed, curvaceous form, poured into a blue halter-neck top and white capri pants; her layered, dark blonde curls cascading down her back to her waist. In just one glance, his attention had been captivated wholly.

Xander was not ashamed to admit that he’d been with a fair few stunning women in his time, but nothing came close to the memory of this girl’s body in that outfit. It had given him an instant hard-on. But it wasn’t all about her curves. The way his neighbour’s gaze had met his, almost defiantly, fascinated him. It made up his mind that he was going to have her.

Xander was curious how someone would react to him initially if she didn’t know his identity. Admittedly, this woman’s hesitancy when he first tried to strike up a conversation had postponed any intended seduction that he’d planned when he saw how spooked she was. He had seen the same reaction many times before in the eyes of his sister, Freya, after the discovery that a supposed family friend had been pressurising her into a relationship she didn’t want.

Freya had been at a naïve and impressionable age, living away from the family home in Warwickshire and attending the Royal Academy of Music. Xander remembered how she had worn the same panicked expression for months after the man was sent to prison. The way she jumped at every noise and avoided eye contact with people was a reaction he would never forget, and his neighbour was acting in a similar way.

It made Xander feel angry that a man had obviously put this woman through the same distress that his sister had experienced. He might not be the most loving boyfriend material in the world, but he would never dream of harassing a woman until she was so intimidated that she would do whatever he wanted.

All the lies and deception surrounding the breakdown of his parents’ marriage had left deep emotional scars, setting Xander on the path of keeping everyone at arm’s length, allowing no female to get too close. He was a playboy who did not date the same woman more than twice; they never met his family or entered his home. He would wine and dine them, and then take them to a hotel when he felt the burning need for a quick fuck. Once that purpose had been served, Adam or Hayden always escorted the girls from the suite before they could create a scene after being told to leave.

Xander had never been one for sparing people’s feelings once he’d gotten what he wanted from them. However, this new woman’s look of vulnerability spurred something alien within him. Yes, he wanted to fuck her, but he also felt a deeper interest. It made him want to make sure she did not feel threatened by him, before or after his planned seduction. Friendship first was his plan; to gain his neighbour’s trust while enjoying her company before making any more serious moves. He would just have to enjoy gazing at her steaming hot body until he could finally reap the rewards of his tenacity by burying himself deep into her core.



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As well as writing, Adalynn also enjoys reading; her favourite classics include Pride & Prejudice, Persuasion and Jane Eyre having studied English Literature before moving onto Art and Graphic Design. Current genre of choice on her iPad are dark, angsty steamy romances. Particular favourites at the moment are by S.C Stephens, Abbi Glines, R K Lilley, Sylvia Day and Jodi Ellen Malpas. Adalynn is also a regular visitor to eBook readers anonymous to keep her addiction under control.

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September 26, 2013

Cover Reveal : Unspoken Memories by Gabbie Duran

Synopsis

She awoke with no memory of who she was, but one clue will lead her to him…


Abigail Adams had it all, she's a gorgeous supermodel, has a wealthy fiancé, and a career on the rise. But that quickly changes when she wakes up in the hospital not remembering anything. The only memories she does have are not her own, but of a total stranger.

When Abigail discovers that her fiancé has been cheating on her, she leaves him and runs to the arms of the one man she is hoping will give her the answers she seeks.

Matt Garcia is used to playing the field, keeping his heart guarded, but then Abigail Adams unexpectedly shows up at this door hoping he will be the answer she is looking for. Will he finally learn to take a break from his no strings attached lifestyle and show her that she doesn’t need her past, but the future he is willing to offer her?

With every unspoken memory she regains, will she learn to open up her heart to a total stranger, or will she keep it guarded like he does?


Excerpt

I sit there in silence, giving them time to absorb everything I’ve said.

Trying to distract myself again from the tension beginning to build up inside, I begin to look around the room. I notice on one of the walls is a wall hanger, with a whole bunch of medals hanging from them. I walk over to them and start looking at them. As I'm doing this I get another memory.

This one is of Matt and me. A crowd of people surrounds us, as a medal is being placed around my neck. I feel ecstatic as I hug him. I’m looking behind him at the big banner that says "Portland Marathon" in big green letters. It’s a finish line, and by the year on the banner it was just last year.  

Excited, I turn to face Matt, this must be where we met. Even though I don’t remember reading anything on Google that said I was a runner. "We ran the Portland Marathon together last year, that's where we must have met."

He gets up and comes over, standing next me and begins concentrating on the medals with me.

Author Bio


I’m from a small town in Southern California. I currently live in Washington with my wonderful husband, two amazing kids and a senior citizen kitty. I started writing one day with no goal in mind. I just had an idea that would not get out of my head so I opened a notebook and wrote it down; that idea turned into another, turned into another and next thing I knew I had a book. When I am not writing you can find me reading. I LOVE to read, show me an author who doesn’t. You might catch me sneaking off for a run listening to whatever music happens to be playing or curled up on the couch watching Bones, when I am not trying to keep track of my husband or my kids. Some might say I live a crazy life, but I wouldn’t change a thing about it.




In Love With Adult Romance Blog Tour + Giveaway - Day #4 : A Beautiful Mess by T.K. Leigh



Book Title: A Beautiful Mess
Series Name: (If applicable) Beautiful Mess
Author Name: T.K Leigh
Release Date: August 28, 2013
Exact Genre: Contemporary Romantic Suspense

Synopsis


What happens when you lose everyone that promised they would always be there for you? How can you protect the few pieces of your shattered heart that remain?

Olivia Adler is a woman with a troubled past. After losing her parents at the young age of six and being raised by an uncle who she lost years later, she refuses to get attached to anyone, including friends. For the past decade, she has been able to remain unattached to any man, too worried about losing someone to get too close. Until Alexander Burnham walks into her life one night and changes everything. But he has issues of his own. And he’s keeping a secret that could turn Olivia's world upside-down. Will Olivia let Alexander in enough for him to get close and protect her from a force threatening her very existence, or will she push him away, scared of letting Alexander in, in order to protect her heart?

A Beautiful Mess is the first installment of a three part series sure to captivate the heart with a story of secrets, courage, and love.

Recommended for ages 18 and up due to sexual situations, language, and mild violence.

Excerpt


Olivia quickly raised herself off the ground, desperate to get away from Simon, and fled onto State Street. She frantically ran down the cobblestone sidewalk, crying out for someone to help her. The silence around her was deafening as fear consumed her body, her hands shaking. The normally busy street was barren, the last of the bar patrons long gone for the evening.

The clouds in the sky created an ominous feel. All of the buildings were eerily dark. Street lights dimly illuminated each corner, casting shadows on the vacant street. As she tried to find someone to help her, Olivia heard a noise coming from the direction of the night entrance and she started running again, adrenaline coursing through her entire body. She wasn’t sure where to go but she knew she didn’t want Simon to ever touch her again.

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T. K. Leigh, otherwise known as Tracy Leigh Kellam, is a producer / attorney by trade. Originally from New England, she now resides in sunny Southern California with her husband, dog and three cats, all of which she has rescued (including the husband). She always had a knack for writing, but mostly in the legal field. It wasn’t until recently that she decided to try her hand at creative writing and is now addicted to creating different characters and new and unique story lines in the Contemporary Romantic Suspense genre.

When she’s not planted in front of her computer, writing away, she can be found running and training for her next marathon (of which she has run over fifteen fulls and far too many halfs to recall). Unlike Olivia, the main character in her Beautiful Mess series, she has yet to qualify for the Boston Marathon.

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