Thursday, 31 March 2016

***Cover Re-Reveal*** Lifeless Series by JM LaRocca

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After graduating from the University of South Alabama, Scarlett Moore discovers her boyfriend of five months is actually married with a child on the way. Feeling used and heartbroken, she decides it’s time to take her best friend Jules’ advice to move to Atlanta and live with her. There, Jules helps her get a job at Entertainment Atlanta, where she works as an entertainment insurance agent. It’s not Scarlett’s dream job, but it’s better than not having a job at all, and who would mind working with famous people, right?
Then she gets assigned to EA’s newest client, Kade Evans, rock star turned actor. Not only is he a drug addict, he’s also known for never dating the same girl twice. He’s tall, dark, and handsome, has an amazing voice, and good acting skills, but he’s also arrogant and intense.
At their first meeting, the chemistry between them is undeniable.
The love that comes later is unexpected.
But Kade’s life is full of secrets. His past has now intruded on his present and when Scarlett finds out what his secrets are, the real deception begins.
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It has been eight months since Scarlett Moore last saw Kade Evans. After being left hurt and confused she tried to forget about him, but he wasn’t easy to forget. She found herself thinking about him often. Even her best friend Jules did her best to get him off her mind by pushing her toward Bryce, the one person Scarlett was not sure she wanted to be involved with. When a new job opportunity is offered to her and Jules, they jump on it. The idea of starting over again and forgetting the past is enticing to Scarlett even if it moves her to Los Angeles, the same place Kade lives.
Kade Evans’ life revolved around his band, alcohol, drugs, and women…until he met Scarlett. She is the light to his darkness, his beautiful; the one that makes him see what the future might hold. That is, until his past came barreling back into his life, ruining everything. Hurting her was the last thing he wanted to do, but he did what he had to do to protect her. His plan is to find a way out of his new life before he tries to win her heart back. But life has a plan of its own and unexpectedly, Scarlett walks back into his life.
When they meet again, the fire she thought burned out is reignited and the plans he made are rearranged.
Just when things start to fall into place, they all seem to fall apart and the one person they think they can trust turns out to be the one to hurt them the most.
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I've had a passion for reading and writing for as long as I can remember. It has always been an escape for one reason or another. Now, I'm taking that passion and turning it into a book. My debut book Lifeless will be released late summer 2013. I can't wait for you to read this story that has been brewing in my head for over a year. :)
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***Release Blitz*** Before The Lies by Elaine May

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If I had known from the beginning what he would do to me, would I have changed anything?
No
No matter what had happened with him I never would have been led down the path that brought me to my soul mate.
For that I could never be sorry.
I just wish I'd had time to make my time count.
I wish I'd been able to see her grow.
I wish I could have said goodbye, to have felt his touch one last time.
The other man in my life took that away from me but I would never change a thing.
Although he was my undoing he was also my saviour, I just wish I could have been his.

This is my part of the story.

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***Release Blitz*** Stone by Mardi Maxwell





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Author: Mardi Maxwell


Genre: New Adult Romance

Release Date: 31 March 2016


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She brought him to her world to save the human race. He intends to save her.


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In 2230 Earth was invaded by an alien species. After years of war, the men are gone and the women are left to fight for the survival of the human race. When one of the aliens' time travel devices is discovered a task force is formed to bring some of Earth's most elite soldiers into the future.
Lieutenant Sunny Blake is ordered to travel back to 2125 and retrieve Lieutenant Jefferson W. Stone. Sunny can lead a squad of fighters and keep them alive, but she's never had to deal with a man like Stone. A man whose reputation on and off the battlefield has proceeded him into the twenty-third century.
Stone has two interests. High-risk missions and lust-filled nights of pleasure with the many ladies who pursue him. Finding himself thrust into the future, where the women know how to fight but don't know what to do with a lusty man, is the last place he'd ever want to be.
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"Who are you sending to get these men?"

The General looked at Commander Mitchell. Sunny looked as well and found her staring back at her.

"We have four teams," Commander Mitchell said. "Each team has been assigned a historian advisor and a medical team. You, Lieutenant Blake, are Alpha team. You're going back for the first warrior in two days' time. Your historian will give you the information you need to rescue him. Once you get him back here the medical team and the Council will take over. If he decides to stay he'll be assigned to your squad. We expect the men we save to help us bring back more soldiers and supplies while we familiarize them with our world. Any other questions?"

"Yes, ma'am," Sunny said. "Who am I retrieving?"

"Jefferson W. Stone," Commander Mitchell said.

"The twenty-third? The one who died in 2125?" Sunny had to work hard to keep the excitement from her voice.

Commander Mitchell nodded. "We thought it was appropriate to choose him first since this is the twenty-third century."

General Davis stood. "Lieutenant Blake, get some rest and report to your historian at zero six hundred. At this time, we've covered everything and you're all dismissed."

Sunny and the other lieutenants saluted then left the room. Once they were out of sight of the Council chambers the squad leaders surrounded Sunny and the ribbing began.

"Wow! Jefferson W. Stone the Twenty-third! Your all-time huge crush!" Kelby Barker said, then laughed.

Before Sunny could answer, Ginny Johnson piped up, "According to his biography you're his type. Tall and curvy with big," she held her hands at her chest then moved them out several inches and laughed.

"Maybe we should put her in a chastity belt. We might have one in storage somewhere," Lieutenant Jo Miller said.

"There's no need," Sunny said.

"No need? He's all you ever talked about after you saw his picture in his biography," Lieutenant Dean said. "And, by the way, we know you tore his picture out of the book."

"You can't prove that." Sunny laughed. "Remember I've read his biography‐."

"You mean you've practically memorized it," Jo said.

"I prefer to say I've studied his book but either way I know his secrets. I think I can handle him." The initial excitement she'd felt was sinking in and becoming a reality. What would it be like to stand next to him? To be able to reach out and touch him? A man from the past that she'd never dreamt she'd meet much less have a chance to get to know. Stone was a man's man and he'd appeared in most of her dreams for the last eleven years.

"The book says a lot of women have handled him," Lieutenant Douglas said then winked and added, "Or rather he handled them."

"They say when he died, the women he made love to grieved for him for the rest of their lives," Lieutenant Dean said with an envious heartfelt sigh.

"Bull crap," Sunny said. "They probably said good riddance, got married, and never gave him another thought."

Ginny laughed. "Well, just in case we get lucky, and he's as horny and energetic as his biography says, I'm going to the clinic to see if they have any kind of contraceptives."

"I'll come with you," Kelby said.

"Me, too." Jo said then looked at Sunny. "Coming?"

"No and all of you need to remember I called dibs on Stone ten years ago. So hands off, ladies."

"That was just a game we played at your sixteenth birthday party," Jo said.

"Too bad. Dibs are dibs," Sunny said. "Jo, you claimed Calder Campbell. Ginny you claimed Blade Lawrence and Kelby you claimed Gideon Williams. I'm enforcing the claim on Stone."

"Spoilsport," Ginny said.

Sunny laughed and hurried away while inside one phrase repeated in her mind‐hot damn, I'm going to meet Jefferson Wakefield Stone in the flesh!



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Mardi Maxwell loves the quirky and the unique. She believes in UFOs, ghosts, and that we have a space station on the dark side of the moon. She likes books that put the reader "through the wringer" so expect a lot of drama and laughter in her books along with a happy ending.

She writes contemporary erotic romance and steamy sci-fi romance. When she isn't writing you can find her in her garden or spending time with family and friends. She loves cooking, traveling, movies and spontaneous trips to wherever the road takes her.
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***Cover Reveal*** Sun And Moon by Desiree Williams


Sun and Moon
Desiree Williams
Publication date: April 28th 2016
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult
There is nothing in life that eighteen year old Zara craves more than her freedom. Stolen from her home in Cadrebia at the age of eight, Zara has spent more years than she cared to admit as a slave to the Tankadesh courts. Her days are filled with protecting the princess, while she spends nights entertaining the king and his officials with her mastery of weapons. Any spare moment in between, she plots escape.
Yet her hopes for freedom come to a crashing halt when a stranger arrives bearing the mark of her assigned lifemate, and he threatens war if she isn’t turned over into his care. But a lifemate is not part of the plan. Her dreams, of choosing her own path and being the master of her own will, weaken as her Moon seeks to claim his Sun.
Is it possible that this stranger, with gentle blue eyes and a ready smile, didn’t come to be her new master? That there could be more to his tale?
Zara soon finds that neither her captivity nor her parents’ deaths were mere random attacks. And by returning to Cadrebia, she may have put the future of the royal line—and her Moon—in jeopardy. While Zara breathes in her first taste of freedom, her enemies move in, seeking to rob Cadrebia of its blessed prophecy.
To keep what she holds dear, Zara must rise above the pain and uncertainty to claim the lifemate assigned to her, or more than her freedom will be stolen this time.
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“What’s going on here?” Dareh dismounted from his horse and with long purposeful strides worked his way toward them. His green eyes blazed. His jaw was set. Zara would hear about this later, but for now she would welcome his rescue.
The captain of the guard surveyed the scene. He closed his eyes briefly—probably praying for patience not to strangle her—and clamped a hand on her shoulder.
“I swear, Zara,” Dareh whispered low into her ear. “You attract trouble like a siren.”
She opened her mouth with a rebuttal, but Dareh narrowed his eyes, silencing her on the spot.
“Get to the palace before you’re recognized by my men. If Melchior learns you’ve been outside the palace walls you’ll spend the night in the flogging yard. Go. Take Essie with you. I’ll sort things out here.”
Zara opened her mouth once more, but a prickling over her palm stopped the words from flowing. Heat traced the lines of her mark. Goosebumps dotted her flesh. She shivered despite the heat from the desert sun. Oh, no. Please, no.
“May I be of some assistance?”
She jerked at the rich baritone that came from behind her. The world fell away in that moment. The merchants cursing over their loss were gone. Dareh’s men waving or shouting at the crowd gathered around them—gone. Even poor Essie, standing with her jaw dangling like a loon, faded.
Zara’s senses zoned in on the man behind her. She curled her fingers to close over the crescent shaped mark that had begun to throb. Her mind screamed for her to run. Her heart was all but having a seizure. But her feet somehow managed to turn her stunned body.
Pale blue eyes were the first thing she noticed. They reminded her of the moon with a ring of dark night around them. Sun-kissed skin followed with a splash of scruff along a strong jaw. Deep brown locks fell over his forehead and touched the tips of his ears.
“Hello, my Sun.” Full lips curved into a smile, revealing perfect teeth. And just like that, all their hopeful plans for escape blew away like grains of sand on the desert floor.
Her heart crumpled.
Would she ever be free?



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Desiree Williams is a dreamer by day and chocoholic by night. She lives in the beautiful state of Kentucky with her husband and daughter, where she juggles life as a wannabe supermom. Desiree is a lover of food and avoider of dirty dishes. She delights in making people laugh and strives to bring hope and love with her wherever she goes.
You can find out more about Desiree and her books at www.desireewilliamsbooks.blogspot.com

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***Cover Reveal*** DEFYING DESTINY by Shelly Morgan

"You don't know what you're alive for until you know what you'd die for."

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DEFYING DESTINY by Shelly Morgan
Forsaken Sinners MC Series #3
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Twenty-six-year-old Louie Creighton knows there is something inside him he can’t control…

Ever since he can remember, Louie has had a short fuse. People always said he’d amount to nothing. He wasn’t smart enough to get into college. He wasn’t tough enough to be a Marine. No one believed in him. 

No one except his father, Mike Creighton…

Louie’s father always taught him to turn the other cheek. He was a true mentor, teaching him how to be a man in a world of cowards. But when his father is murdered the day after scratching a winning lottery ticket, Louie’s inner monster can’t be contained. He becomes determined to track down the suspect at any cost. All along, he struggles to live by his father’s motto—To find out what you live for, you have to discover what you’d die for.

Then he meets Harlow McPherson…

Her entire life has been a battle. Harlow grew up in the system, bouncing from one foster home to the next. Most weren’t that bad, but some were hell.

The only comfort was the fact she wasn’t alone. Her twin brother, Hendrix, was always there—until he took his own life years later, abandoning Harlow in a cruel world. Unable to forgive, it’s Louie who reminds her there’s still hope.

When Louie unleashes his inner monster, and Harlow finally faces her demons, will they lose themselves to the darkness, or risk it all Defying Destiny?


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I grew up in a small town in Iowa. I have 2 older sisters and amazing parents. Growing up, I was always a daddy’s girl, hanging out with him in the garage, fishing, and building stuff. I loved to play softball and swimming, but reading, telling stories, and writing were my passion, even at a young age. I took a break from writing for a while, but you could always find me with a book in my hand.

I have three children – two boys and a girl. They are my whole world. Even when I’m having the worst day ever, they brighten up my day and make me smile.

A few years ago, there was this story that would always play out in my head and no matter how many times I went through it, from beginning to end, it would never fade. So I decided to put it on paper. I didn’t plan on publishing it, but when it was almost done, a friend asked to read it. She said it was a story that needed to be shared. And that’s what started my writing career.

I love all genres of books, and even though I started with writing MC Romance, I have a whole book of ideas, so you can expect more from me than just MC, though romance is in my blood.

Even though I currently work two jobs, my ultimate dream is to become a full time author. I want to be able to spend my days filling pages with stories. I want to be the reason people find a reason to smile or laugh from lines on a page. Reading a book allows me to live in someone else’s shoes, even if only for a few minutes. It’s a way to leave my life and troubles behind and I want to be help others do that as well.


***Cover Reveal*** Until Harry by L.A. Casey


Title: Until Harry
Author: L.A. Casey
Genre: Contemporary, Romance, New Adult
Publisher: Montlake Romance
Release Date: July 19


Like nothing you have ever read from L.A. Casey before, a story of loss, love, and finding yourself in the darkest of times.


He was my best friend, my best not-really-big-brother and my best protector. He was my best everything. He was mine.
Coming home is hard for Lane. Hard because Harry, her beloved uncle, has died suddenly, but also because of him. Kale.
Kale Hunt has been her best friend since childhood. But it was never that simple. He was Lane’s reason for leaving home and moving to New York. Seeing him with someone else, in love with someone else, shouldn’t have hurt. But it did. It really, really did. So she upped sticks and left, started a new life and cut herself off from her past.
But now she’s back and all the feelings are right there. As if she had never left.
Emotions are running high for everyone, and tragedy has a funny way of bringing people together. But is Lane reading the signs right? Are they still just friends, or is there something more?

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I felt my eyes widen as his voice encircled me like a warm blanket. No matter how many years went by, I would know his voice even if it were a whisper. I slowly turned, but I froze when I saw him standing in the doorway of the parlour, leaning against the panel with his hands jammed into the front pockets of his jeans.
His eyes, my mind whispered. What’s wrong with his eyes?
There were many things that I loved about the man before me, but his eyes were by far my favourite. They were the first things I looked at whenever I saw him. There was always a mischievous glint in his whisky-coloured eyes that only I could see because I looked hard enough. It was a glint that told me his soul was alive and thriving, but what I saw now caused me to shiver.
There was no glint, gleam or light of any sort in his eyes. They were dead and reflected the clouded grey skies that often hung over York. They were as captivating as they were haunting.
Even though I moved thousands of miles away to escape him, every day for the past six years I woke up seeing those hazel eyes and fell asleep hearing that soothing voice. I couldn’t shake him whether I was half a world away or in the next room.
I lived and breathed Kale Hunt, and it was killing me.
“Kale,” I managed to whisper as I stared at the first man to ever break my heart.
He gazed at me then with no trace of emotion he robotically blinked and nodded in greeting. “Welcome home, Laney Baby.”


L.A. Casey is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author who juggles her time with her mini-me and writing. She was born, raised and currently resides in Dublin, Ireland. She enjoys chatting with her readers, who love her humor and Irish accent as much as her books.
Casey’s first book Dominic, was independently published in 2014 and became an instant success on Amazon. She is both traditionally and independently published and is represented by Mark Gottlieb from Trident Media Group.

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***Blog Tour*** A Mess Of A Man by Terri E. Laine and A.M. Hargrove





From USA TODAY BESTSELLING authors of Cruel and Beautiful, A.M. Hargrove and
Terri E. Laine bring a new full-length standalone New Adult Contemporary
Romance. This novel includes mature content, not suitable for younger readers.
(Rated R)

Womanizer,
Man Whore, Player, Heartbreaker are all familiar names to Ben Rhoades. He
prefers Money Man or Sex God, but he doesn’t let other people’s opinions rule
him. And he’s only gotten worse without his compass, his best friend, whose
devastating death at a young age has taught him a valuable lesson about not
getting too close to anyone … ever. Until one smart and stubborn woman with
eye-catching curves throws him for a loop and refuses to be tamed.

Samantha
Calhoun has her life on track even after the shattering break-up with the guy
she’d thought she’d wanted to marry. With her chin held high, she focuses on
her career, building her business and making a success of it all. Only a chance
meeting has her lost in a set of alluring steel gray eyes that have her steps
faltering and her heart leaping out of her chest. Forewarned by
not-so-flattering rumors plus his no-holds-bar rules, she tries desperately to
play his game while guarding her heart.



Only they have no idea of
the journey they’re about to undertake when their lives collide. Ultimately
they’ll tackle the biggest test of their lives because she is his game changer.
The one, who through the ensuing wreckage, can domesticate the mess of a man
that he is.







There is finality to the sound of the door
closing behind her. A sort of tormenting peace knowing the end has come. It’s
not like I should have expected things to go on this way for long. How could
they?



I stare holes in the walls as if I can still see
her, the one woman I let in.



Sweeter than peach cobbler, she hardly has a
bad thing to say about anybody—until now. Her parting description of me,
beginning with ass and ending with hole, reverberates through my hollow heart,
as I stand here rooted to my spot. I’m not even shocked, as this isn’t the
first time I’ve been on the receiving end of that sentiment. I’m only surprised
because I don’t think I’ve ever heard her so much as mutter a single curse word
before. And the first time I do, it’s aimed squarely at me.



My hands tighten around a tumbler filled with
amber liquid before I toss back its contents hoping for oblivion or something
close to it. This road is so familiar. Only this time is different. I never
cared like I do now. She means more to me than a quick fuck. Hadn’t I been
about to tell her just that? How could things have gone wrong so fast?


Don’t be a dumbass. You can still fix this.


Instead, I stubbornly stay embedded to my
spot because nothing can change the outcome. It’s a truth she and I know will
haunt me until my last breath. And it’s created a wall between us I’m unable to
climb … even if you gave me a damn ladder.



I’ve never been much of a risk-taker when it
comes to matters of the heart. I can fill a bank account with a number having
many zeros behind it from my astute choices in the market. But I can’t be a man
a woman stays with. Hadn’t I warned her about that too?


Unable to see past my own shitty existence, I
long for her to come back. I want to believe it’s all been some kind of mistake
and I can forget what I know to be true. As the seconds continue to tick by,
the inevitability that things are really over sinks in. My window of
opportunity quickly closes as fast as her car door slams and the engine fires
to life.



She’s so close, yet miles away. The longer I
let the minutes expand between us I know distance won’t make the heart grow
fonder. But maybe it’s for the best. Love, or whatever masquerades as it, just
isn’t enough for the dirty, fucked up truth. Right when things were better than
I ever expected, facts messed it up.



Groaning, I launch the crystal glass worth a
small fortune at the door I can’t seem to force myself towards. A beautiful
show of light plays off the shards as they cascade down in an explosion of
fireworks. Visually, it’s what I feel inside as desolation constricts and then
obliterates my chest because the best thing I ever had is gone … leaving me
with only the certainty I’m meant to be with her.



I love you, I whisper for the first time and
in place of goodbye. She left me and will never hear it. I can only pray we
both survive what’s to come.










A.M. Hargrove:
One day, on her way home from work as a
sales manager, USA Today bestselling author, A. M. Hargrove, realized her life
was on fast forward and if she didn't do something soon, it would be too late
to write that work of fiction she had been dreaming of her whole life. So she
made a quick decision to quit her job and reinvented herself as a Naughty and
Nice Romance Author. 
She fancies herself all of the following:
Reader, Writer, Dark Chocolate Lover, Ice Cream Worshipper, Coffee Drinker
(swears the coffee, chocolate, and ice cream should be added as part of the
USDA food groups), Lover of Grey Goose (and an extra dirty martini), #WalterThePuppy
Lover, and if you’re ever around her for more than five minutes, you’ll find
out she’s a non-stop talker.


Terri E. Laine:
Terri
E. Laine, USA Today bestselling author, left a lucrative career as a CPA to
pursue her love for writing. Outside of her roles as a wife and mother of
three, she’s always been a dreamer and as such became an avid reader at a young
age.

In
her early years, she and her best friend would tell each other stories over the
phone when they were bored. They called them their "soap operas" and
generally revolved around whatever boy they liked at the time.

Many
years later, she got a crazy idea to write a novel and set out to try to
publish it. With over a dozen titles published under various pen names, the
rest is history. Her journey has been a blessing, and a dream realized. She
looks forward to many more memories to come.


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***New Release*** Missing Summer: The Complete Collection by E.N Hudgins

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Title: Missing Summer: The Complete Collection
Series: Missing Summer (#1-3)
Author: E.N. Hudgins
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Genre: Contemporary/New Adult Romance
Release Date: March 29, 2016
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Every passing minute is another chance to turn it all around. - "Vanilla Sky"

Time changes people, and in Jared's case, it's no different.
High school was a struggle for him, and it was a year of heartache.
He'd already lost more than anyone should have by the age of eighteen.
But when he gets another chance, years later, with the one girl
he has wanted from day one, he can't get over the past.
Each time she tries to get closer to him, he pushes her further away.

Kollie is a survivor.
She has faced pain and loss in her young life, yet she doesn't
complain about the hand she was dealt.
Forced to support herself, she finds a job as a nanny with a family in her neighborhood.
Imagine her surprise when the guy she crushed on in high school shows up.
She'd always admired him, but never had the nerve to approach him.
It turns out that he's her employer's son, Jared.
That night was the beginning of a romance that pushed their boundaries,
forcing them both to face their demons, no longer able to hide
from a painful past of loss and abuse.
Their whirlwind romance takes place over three consecutive summers.
Join Jared and Kollie as they in turn try to shield one
another from
the pain of past events, while at the same time working to protect one another
from more hurt and loss. While they strive to find and maintain the
connection that continutes to pull them together again and again, summer
after summer, forcing them to realize that what brings them the
greatest happiness of all…is one another.
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When I look up, there she is, standing near the hotel entrance and looking straight at me. She’s wearing a white tank top and cutoff jeans. Her skin is sun kissed and she has a bright smile on her face. She’s easily the most beautiful woman in this hotel. Hell, in this state. I instantly jump up and start walking toward her. As I approach, I see the tears rolling down her cheeks, and then she’s running toward me. When she finally reaches me, she jumps into my arms and holds on tight. My arms encircle her and I hold her as close to me as humanly possible, enveloping her with everything I have. A sob escapes her and she starts laughing, and I can’t help but laugh too. I have missed this girl so much. More than I even realized. But the dreadful fear that this is only temporary fills my stomach. I want to hold on to her forever, and never let her go.  I don't want her to know what I'm thinking, so I force myself to concentrate on how good it feels to have her back in my arms. “Goddamn, baby I’ve missed you.” I inhale her scent as I hold her close.
“I missed you too.” She says and pulls back, looking up at me. “You’re scruffy.”
“I meant to shave, but I woke a little late.” She makes the scrunched up nose face at me and I can’t help but laugh.
“I kind of like it.”
She touches my face softly before pulling me into her for a kiss. It’s a relief because I was so worried about whether or not she would allow me to kiss her, to hold her, or to tell her how much I love her. The feeling of her lips touching mine is perfect, the moment frozen in time. I never want it to end.  After a while, a minute or an hour, I'm not sure which, she pulls back and slides down my body before her feet land on the marble tile of the hotel lobby. She looks so beautiful and all I can think about is the one thing I want to do right now.  Take her back to my room and show her how much I’ve missed her. Lay her out on my bed and worship every inch of her.
“How long are you here for?” She asks me.
“As long as you’re here, I’m here.”
She laughs at this, “I have somewhere to be tonight, but would you like to go someplace now? Talk? Eat? Whatever! I miss you like crazy.”
“My room? Beach?”
“Oh Lord, not the beach, if I go back I may die from sun exposure, we’ve been there every day thanks to Jamie.”
“Ok. My room it is.” I look around for Jamie.
“She’ll be fine. She is canceling her flight. And then she has to make some calls.”
I nod and we set off for the elevators. “What do you have to do tonight?” I ask while enjoying the feel of her and in mine as we walk hand in hand.
“I’m meeting someone. Family, I never knew I had. I found her last week, and she’s agreed to meet me tonight at her workplace.”
“Who is it?”
“I’ll explain later. Let’s get upstairs. I really want to hear about you.”
“I’m perfect Kollie, just missing you.”
“I miss you too.” She says as she turns to me in the elevator that's taking us to the sixth floor. Her eyes are haunted like they are hiding secrets that she wants to share, but she can't. I can tell that she's struggling, that she wants to express her true feelings. I pull her face to mine and kiss her deeply. Her hands go to my hair, and she runs her fingers through it, softly massaging my scalp.  Without evening thinking about it, I instinctively lift her up into my arms and press her back against the elevator wall. Her legs wrap around my waist as I grip her delectable ass and squeeze. Trying to get myself under control, I break away just long enough to whisper in her ear how very much I love her. 
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10 things


1.      I'm scared of the dark.


2.      I can't remember anything.


3.      I battle with Anxiety & PTSD as does my character Kollie.


4.      My favorite drink is Monsters.


5.      I can't eat while writing.


6.      I have one tattoo of the word "second" on my index "trigger" finger. It stands for the second amendment.


7.      I'm 25, but I can never remember my age.


8.      I'm obsessed with Grunge Rock Bands.


9.      My idol is Carrie Bradshaw.


10.    My daughter is named after Chyler who plays "Janie" from Not Another Teen Movie. (ALL HER HUSBAND'S IDEA)


10.2  I'm married to a singer/song writer/aspiring producer


10.3  My favorite color is Pink.


10.4  I live close to where they filmed The Walking Dead, and I've been a Stalker of the area for years. I still haven't sighted an Actor though.


10.5  I was raised by a single dad.


 about the author
 en hudgins
E. N. Hudgins is new to the Author scene.  Missing Summer is her debut novel, and she's already got the next one in the works.  The characters are talking to her already.
She's been an avid reader for years and loves all genres of romance that include angst, 
especially the temper throwing cliffhangers. Her goal is to cause readers to 
scream, cry, and yell in a crowded library while reading her stories.  She loves 
to write scenes that melt your heart and set your undies on fire.. 

When she's not writing she works as a graphic artist creating book covers and 
tantalizing teasers.
She lives in Georgia with her husband and two children.  They have a dog 
named Dixon and a cat named Maggie. Yes, her pet names are inspired by The 
Walking Dead.
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