Evernight Teen’s Summer Kick-off Blog Hop!

Evernight Teen’s Summer Kick-off Blog Hop!


teen-hopWelcome to Evernight Teen’s Summer Kick-off Blog Hop!

It’s a great opportunity to get to know Evernight Teen: Gritty Fiction for Today’s Young Adult. Our stories are include fresh teen fiction that’s are raw, gritty and real.

My spotlight is on Christine Klocek-Lim’s DISINTEGRATE:

DISINTEGRATE

Blurb:

Emily just wanted a normal life: a boyfriend, college, two parents who loved her. Instead, her dad disappeared when she was fourteen and her life at college is anything but ordinary.

When you can manipulate matter like putty and you have no idea why, how do you pretend to be like everyone else? What happens when you meet a guy who has the same powers? Do you trust him to help you find the answers you need?

Emily desperately wants to believe that Jax can help, but the stakes grow higher than she’d ever expected: someone is after them and they’re not afraid to use violence to get what they want.

14+ for brief violence and adult situations

DISINTEGRATE is an Evernight Teen EDITOR’ PICK!

Exclusive excerpt:

Four hours later Emily wasn’t feeling so calm anymore. She sat in her intro to drawing class and stared at the guy standing next to her professor in disbelief. Jax. She rolled his name around in her mouth. The guy from the bar is in my art class.

“Since I know all of you are royally sick of drawing vases and flowers and fruit, I’ve got you a real live boy to practice with. Now, I know we’re not in a studio, but I’m looking to see what you can do in less than optimal conditions…” Professor Hacsz went on, explaining what she wanted from them.

Emily rolled her charcoal between her fingers, trying to calm the buzz rolling over her skin. Jax was the last person she ever expected to see in class. What are the odds? she wondered, quietly trying to not freak out.

He sat on the desk in front, hands casually clasped and smiling at the professor as if he hadn’t just turned her entire world upside down. Emily wasn’t sure if she was happy about it, or totally horrified. When he glanced at her, her mechanical pencil cracked. Dammit. She looked down, concentrating. Under her fingers the outer metal casing slowly melded back together. She had to shake out the charcoal and replace it with a new one, but at least it kept her busy for a few minutes. Surely when she looked up again he wouldn’t still be looking at her— Yeah, no such luck. He was staring at her hands. Shit!

She hid the pencil in her fist. Had he seen what she did? When she looked at him again, he had his eyes on the window, expression neutral. She relaxed minutely. He couldn’t have realized what had happened. He wouldn’t be so calm if he had. And at least fixing her pencil had soothed the worst of the tension running through her.

She grabbed her drawing pad and began to sketch, using short, sharp jerks to outline the angular lines of his shoulders. Her professor was still talking, giving instructions, the occasional nod as she wandered between the desks. Emily wanted to scream. Or hide. Or something, she wasn’t sure what, but instead, she sat there, filling in the oval of Jax’s head with details: the slightly tilted corners of his eyes, the loose waves of his hair. He wore a shirt with metal snaps today and she filled in the sparks of light that reflected from them, smudging with her fingers until she got her sketch just right. And all the while, he kept glancing over at her, eyes curious. Aware. She felt like a bug under glass: pinned. Vulnerable.

Disintegrate is available here!

What’s up for grabs?

  • One lucky hopper will win a KINDLE PAPERWHITE eREADER sponsored by Evernight Teen.
  • Every book blogger/reviewer site is giving away one free eBook from Evernight Teen (winner’s choice of any eBook from Evernight Teen’s website).
  • Plus, each author offers their own unique prize! So visit each blog hop stop for a host of fabulous prizes to win.

How to enter? Answer this:

Where was Emily in this scene?

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Wicked Romances Blog Hop Winner!!!!


UPDATE:  Through the power of random.org, comment #39 from Book Savvy Babe is my winner!!!!  She has been notified.  Thanks for everyone coming out and playing.

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Sharing My Favorite Read Giveaway Hop was organized by Reading Romances!

 My book that I have choosen to give away is Wicked Ties by Shayla Black. Its an oldie but a goodie. This one book introduced me to some wicked bedroom scenes and to an author that is still an auto buy for me. I picked up Wicked Ties at Half Price Books because I liked the cover. Don’t judge. Well, once I started reading, I couldn’t stop. I quickly went back to Half Price Books and picked up the next one. My addiction to this series hasn’t stopped. If I ever was in the same room as Ms. Black, I would probably faint at her feet. She brought me into a world that, at that point in my life, I didn’t know exist. Wow, just wow.  Here is the cover and blurb for your enjoyment.

When a stalker ratchets up his attempts to get to her, cable sex talk show host Morgan O’Malley turns to Jack Cole-a self-proclaimed dominant- for help. Though Jack is a bodyguard, Morgan feels anything but safe in his presence. Because slowly and seductively, Jack is bringing her deepest fantasies to the surface. And when he bends her to his will, what’s more shocking than her surrender is how much she enjoys it and how she starts to crave his masterful touch. A willing player in Jack’s games, Morgan knows that his motives aren’t pure. But she has no idea how personal they are.

Tell me what book that you have read that opened your eyes to a world that you didn’t know existed.

What you can win here: Either an ebook copy or paperback copy of Wicked Ties by Shayla Black

Number of winners: 1

Open to (INT, US or US/CAN): US/CAN

How to enter: Leave a comment with email

Hop and enter the other giveaways!

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Wicked Romances Blog Hop

Wicked Romances Blog Hop


sign up wicked romances giveaway hop

Sharing My Favorite Read Giveaway Hop was organized by Reading Romances!

 My book that I have choosen to give away is Wicked Ties by Shayla Black. Its an oldie but a goodie. This one book introduced me to some wicked bedroom scenes and to an author that is still an auto buy for me. I picked up Wicked Ties at Half Price Books because I liked the cover. Don’t judge. Well, once I started reading, I couldn’t stop. I quickly went back to Half Price Books and picked up the next one. My addiction to this series hasn’t stopped. If I ever was in the same room as Ms. Black, I would probably faint at her feet. She brought me into a world that, at that point in my life, I didn’t know exist. Wow, just wow.  Here is the cover and blurb for your enjoyment.

When a stalker ratchets up his attempts to get to her, cable sex talk show host Morgan O’Malley turns to Jack Cole-a self-proclaimed dominant- for help. Though Jack is a bodyguard, Morgan feels anything but safe in his presence. Because slowly and seductively, Jack is bringing her deepest fantasies to the surface. And when he bends her to his will, what’s more shocking than her surrender is how much she enjoys it and how she starts to crave his masterful touch. A willing player in Jack’s games, Morgan knows that his motives aren’t pure. But she has no idea how personal they are.

Tell me what book that you have read that opened your eyes to a world that you didn’t know existed.

What you can win here: Either an ebook copy or paperback copy of Wicked Ties by Shayla Black

Number of winners: 1

Open to (INT, US or US/CAN): US/CAN

How to enter: Leave a comment with email

Hop and enter the other giveaways!

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Naughty or Nice Giveaway Blog Hop


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The Naughty or Nice Giveaway Hop was organized by Nat @ Reading Romances!

I’m being nice today. I have chosen the debut novel from Anna Randol, “A Secret in Her Kiss”. As most people know, Harlie is my big sister and she is way naughty. I’m the “nice” sister and I love historicals. When Harlie gave me this book to read, I fell in love with Mari and Bennett. It has romance, suspense, and enough intrigue to keep your interested.

So tell me, do you like your books nice or naughty? Harlie doesn’t know that I read naughty, too. 🙂

What you can win here: A paperback copy of A Secret in Her Kiss

Number of winners: 1

Open to (INT, US or US/CAN): everyone, including INT

How to enter: I cheated and set up a rafflecopter at the bottom

Hop and enter the other giveaways!

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No Flowers Required by Cari Quinn – R-rated Excerpt/Giveaway


Title: No Flowers Required (Love Required, #2)
Author: Cari Quinn
Genre: Category – Contemporary
Length: 281 pages
ISBN: 978-1-62266-967-7
Release Date: August 2012
Imprint: Brazen

Blurb:
Love Required – Book Two – by Cari Quinn
He’ll give her everything she desires…except his identity.

Flower shop owner Alexa Conroy had it all before the recession hit and her customers fled to cheaper shopping grounds. Desperate to make ends meet, she sells her dream home and moves into the rundown apartments above her shop. When she spots six feet of sexy distraction—complete with muscles, piercings, and tattoos—ripping up flooring, Alexa knows the karmic windfall she’s due just landed on her doorstep.

And the attraction’s definitely not one-sided.

Dillon James, reluctant heir to the corporation about to foreclose on Alexa’s shop, is not about to jeopardize their scorching chemistry by admitting he’s not the building’s handyman. But with only weeks until her business goes under and his identity is revealed, Dillon must find a way to convince Alexa cooperation isn’t a dirty word, help her save the shop from his brother’s greed, and persuade her that he’s not the enemy…or risk losing the only woman who’s seen the real him.

R-rated Excerpt:

Alexa moved whip-fast, slamming her hands on Dillon’s chest and him against the door before his brain caught up. The watering can clattered onto the ground. She spared it a brief, puzzled glance, then fisted her hands in his T-shirt and arched up, her mouth coming closer—

Fuck it.

He fused his mouth to hers, and dammit, it was even better than he’d expected. She didn’t yield to him but struggled a bit, as if she was shocked he’d taken over. That made it even hotter. He slanted his lips over hers when her startled squeak granted him access to the warm sweetness inside. Perfect. He took full advantage of her surprise to explore her with long, slow licks of his tongue.

Maybe his head couldn’t compute what was happening, but his body sure could. He cupped her ass and rocked his hips against hers, all too aware of his violent reaction to her nearness. His dick still hadn’t recovered from their bump-and-grind in her bathroom and apparently had no trouble asserting its readiness to play. Recovered now, she didn’t shy away, and instead rubbed against him, her curves sliding against him in a way that had him groaning and pulling back so hard he thunked his head on the closed door.

He couldn’t do this. Oh, God, he had to. She was going wild against him, and he didn’t have any defenses against his hunger for her. Not when he wanted nothing more than this. Just this.

“What are we doing?” he managed as she dragged her lips down his Adam’s apple. Stars danced in his vision and hell if he knew if they were from the head jolt or from their kiss.

She didn’t answer him, just skated her hands down his torso and under his shirt. And what hands they were. She seemed to be touching him everywhere. He clung to her ass as if she was his only port in the storm, and sure enough, a bolt of lightning sizzled overhead followed by a crack of thunder. But Alexa never paused. He’d become her canvas and her fingers were her paintbrush. She sketched every ridge of muscle, every line of bone. And then the column of his cock, wedged tight into his jeans. She touched him with confidence and skill, the kind that would soon have him driving his hands into her hair and pushing her to her knees if she didn’t stop.

But a woman like her wasn’t meant for a quick fuck against a door, even if that was what she acted like she wanted. Even if he longed for her so much that he didn’t care about anything but stealing this moment and making it theirs. He must be misreading her signals, though he was pretty adept at picking up sexual cues. Or else he’d sent some crazy ones of his own.

“Alexa.” Though it took all his faculties just to get out that one word, she ignored him. Completely.
She cupped him and nipped his jaw, her teeth offering a sharp counterpoint to her palm’s soft touch. His shaft lurched in her hold and she let out a delighted purr.

“Lex,” he tried again, her name ending in a moan.

“You don’t know who I am.” He expected her to stiffen, to look up at him with those huge bluebell eyes he’d gone a little nuts for the first time he’d looked at
her. She didn’t.

“Alexa, listen to me.” He wrapped her braid around his hand and tugged up her head, something sharp dislodging inside him the instant their gazes clashed. In the waning light, he could just make out the lust on her finely boned face. It transformed her somehow, changed her from someone he should protect—from him—into a woman he needed at all costs. “You don’t understand.”

She didn’t. Hell, at the moment, he didn’t either. Because he didn’t feel like he was lying or hiding anything. He wanted to strip away the barriers between them, and this was the best way he knew how. Words were unnecessary, the language of miscommunication. Kisses and long looks and sultry touches—that was the truth, and she was the only one he could share it with.

Right now who he really was didn’t matter. She knew the important stuff. He was a guy. She was a woman. Certain areas were meant to fit together.Who even cared who his family was? Maybe she really didn’t even hate the hardware store. Maybe she had a secret girl-crush on it and went in there every day to fondle all the trusty hammers and saws…

Yep, he needed help. The kind he’d find alone by himself, far, far from distractions with anklets and eyes as big as moons.

“You don’t understand,” she whispered, gripping the back of his neck. She was tall for a woman, and even in flats she could reach all the important parts with only a modicum of stretching. “I don’t want to know who you are. I don’t care. All I want is for you to make me come.”

Buy Links:
http://www.amazon.com/No-Flowers-Required-Love-ebook/dp/B0091IIKY0
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/no-flowers-required-cari-quinn/1112647579
http://www.entangledpublishing.com/no-flowers-required/

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