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Friday, March 29, 2013

DEVOURED Bonus Scene: Lucas's Disappearance In Atlanta

Hey guys! As promised, here's a DEVOURED bonus scene from Lucas's POV. He disappeared for a little while in Atlanta, and here's where he went.

When I’m ready to leave the hotel room, Sienna looks up from her spot on the couch where she’s studying the channel guide and gives me a soft smile.
“I was serious about before, I don’t think I’ll ever get used to things like this,” she murmurs shyly.
The fucking mind-blowing thing is, I want her to get used to this life, want her to get used to me.
I should know better. Considering I’m about fifteen minutes from meeting up with my biggest fuck-up, I should be smarter, not just for my sake, but for Si’s too. But now that I’ve found her again, I don’t want to let go.
Sienna was going to be my undoing.
“Be back soon,” I mutter as I step into the hallway.

“I’ll be here.” She nods her head, making her long red hair fall around her shoulders, making my hand itch to touch it. Making me want to go back into that room and fuck her until she’s begging me to wrap my fingers around her hair.
Then my phone makes a noise, the unnerving ringtone that I’ve assigned to Sam, and the moment is lost.
Without another word to Sienna, I close the hotel room door behind me.
On the way to her apartment, Sam blows up my phone. Call, text, call, text, call. My phone sits a few inches away from me in the backseat of the limo, but I’m not going to answer, and I’m sure as fuck not going to read anything she’s sent. I know Sam’s just going to piss me off, and I want to face her as calm as possible
The driver gets us to Peachtree Street in record time, and as we wait to be buzzed through the gate to get to her place, I can’t help but compare the luxury apartment Sam’s living in now to the piece-of-shit we’d rented almost ten years ago, when we were married. It had been the most miserable year of my life, but I’d loved her. At least, I thought I had.
The gate flies open and the limo driver pulls forward. “Stop here,” I say in a tight voice when we come close to Sam’s building. “Ten minutes, okay?” I add when the driver opens my door, and he gives me a quick nod.
“Yes sir.”
Just before I head in the building, I pass Sam’s car, a brand new, little black Mercedes SL65 she’d bought with my money a year ago. She’s gotten vanity plates recently and my hands automatically clench at the sight. SFNWOLF. Samantha-Fucking-Wolfe.
So fucking much for not getting pissed.
I’m scowling two minutes later when I ring her doorbell, and she answers, wearing a slinky black sundress even though it’s the dead of winter, and doing her best to look surprised that I’ve come. Of course we both know she’s not the least bit shocked—she has me by the goddamn balls, and she realizes that judging from the slow smile that stretches across her face.
Sam tucks a strand of her short, dark blonde hair behind her ear, stepping aside to let me in. The last time I was in town, she’d been a brunette. “You didn’t answer your phone,” she says.

I walk past her, shrugging her off when she tries to snake her hand around to my chest. “No need to answer.” I sink down onto the pristine white leather sofa and close my eyes, listening to the sound of the door close and her six-inch heels click across the floor. “You’re welcome, by the way, for the goddamn car.”
“Oh wow,” she hisses through her teeth. “You’re more of a dick than usual today. Let me guess—want to get back to wherever you’re staying so you can play tie-up with the redhead?”
Hearing Sam mention Sienna manages to make all my muscles tighten up, but I simply give her a cold smile and open my eyes. She’s standing directly across the coffee table, with her arms crossed over her chest, giving me a dejected look. I’d fallen for that too many times to count in the past.
Reaching into my pocket, I pull out a small envelope and toss it onto the coffee table. Sam drops her gaze down to it. “What? Not going to dive for it like usual?” I demand.
“Who is she?” Sam instantly counters.
She drops her arms in front of her, wringing her hands together. “The girl from the YouTube video.”
“Nobody,” I growl. Nobody that I want Sam to know about because Sienna is everything that I don’t deserve. “Are you going to take the money or not?”
“I still love you,” Sam says, keeping her eyes fastened to the check. “I love you and you’re looking at that cunt like she hung the moon.” She’s flustered and angry and for this brief moment, she’s still the girl I once married. Beautiful. Vulnerable. But then she raises those gray eyes to mine, causing me to I think about all the fucked up ideas that are going through her head, and I know for damn sure that there’s none of that girl left inside of her.
Sam doesn’t love me. She’s just in love with the idea of keeping me from finding happiness—she’s even said that once, but I doubt she even fucking remembers it.
“Stop calling my parents,” I tell her as I stand up to stalk across the room. Opening the front door, I look back over my shoulder. “Stop getting your shithead friends to post B.S. about my sister online.”
“Or what? If I tell you to stay, you’ll stay. If I tell you to tell that woman to—”
Even though I know she’ll give me shit about this later, even though I know I’m going to pay for it, I cut her off by slamming the door behind me. 

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

CONSUMED Cover Reveal Contest and Pre-Order!

I’m THRILLED to reveal the cover to CONSUMED tomorrow, Wednesday 3/20! Eight incredible bloggers will be helping me out with a cover reveal scavenger hunt, and each of them will be posting a piece of the cover tomorrow at a specific time.

Your challenge? To find all eight pieces and put the cover together at the end of the day! The first person to post the full cover to my Facebook page ( will win a $50 AmEx gift card and a copy of the book as soon as it’s ready!

Here’s a complete list of the blogs and when the piece will be available (all times are EST):

Midnight: The Autumn Review -
10 am: Shhh Mom’s Reading -
11 am: Three Chicks and Their Books -
1 pm: Ana’s Attic -
2 pm: Flirty and Dirty Book Blog -
3 pm: My Secret Romance -
4 pm: Stick Girl Reviews –
6 pm: Indie Bookshelf -

CONSUMED will be out in July, but you can pre-order it now in eBook and paperback formats (click on the vendor names)!

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Sunday, March 17, 2013

Giveaway Time!

Happy St. Patrick's Day, guys!

Since Facebook no longer allows giveaways and since three of my friends have released WONDERFUL new books, I'm giving out ebook copies of their new releases on my blog today! Check out the Rafflecopter below for a chance to win one of the following books:

ARRANGED by Sara Wolf

PLAY WITH ME by Kristen Proby

UNBROKEN by Melody Grace

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Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Happy Release Day to Melody Grace!

Morning, everyone! Today is my friend Melody Grace's release date for her New Adult debut, UNBROKEN! To celebrate, she's stopped by my blog for a Q&A. 

Here's the blurb:

"Mom always told me there are two kinds of love in this world: the steady breeze, and the hurricane. Emerson Ray was my hurricane…" 
Juliet McKenzie was an innocent eighteen-year old when she spent the summer in Cedar Cove—and fell head over heels in love with Emerson. Complicated, intense Emerson, the local bad boy. His blue eyes hid dark secrets, and just one touch could set Juliet ablaze. Their love was demanding and all-consuming, but when summer ended, tragedy tore them apart. Juliet swore she’d never go back, and she’s kept that promise… Until now. 
Four years later, Juliet’s done her best to rebuild the wreckage of her shattered life. She’s got a great boyfriend, and a steady job planned after she graduates. Returning to Cedar Cove to pack up her family’s beach house to prepare it for sale, Juliet is determined that nothing will stand in the way of her future. But one look from Emerson, and all her old desire comes flooding back. He let her go once, but this time, he’s not giving up without a fight. And Emerson fights dirty. 
A heartbreaking history. An unstoppable passion. Torn between her past and future, Juliet struggles to separate love from desire. But will they find a way to overcome their tragic secrets—together? And after so much damage has been done, can a love remain unbroken? 
*This book contains adult situations and explicit content. 17+*

And here's the scoop on UNBROKEN:

Your debut new adult romance UNBROKEN is out today. Tell us a little more about it.

Hi Emily, thanks so much for having me stop by!
Unbroken is the epic story of Juliet and Emerson… She spent the summer in Cedar Cove when she was 18, and they fell passionately in love. But tragedy tore them apart, and she left town at the end of summer, swearing she’d never come back. Now Juliet is just a few months off graduating college, and she’s forced back to Cedar Cove to pack up the family beach house and put it on the market. She’s determined nothing will stand in the way of the future she has planned, but Emerson is still in town, and he’s determined not to let her get away again...

What was the inspiration behind the book?

I love books about The One That Got Away. I think there’s something so powerful about first loves, that we carry with us for the rest of our lives, so I wanted to write about a girl who fell in love when she was younger, but it left a deep scar she’s never quite healed.
Juliet has done her best to build her life from nothing since that summer: she’s on the edge of adulthood and her whole future now, but her heart keeps pulling her back to Emerson. The book is about that struggle we all feel between past and future, and following the sensible path versus giving in to our passion.

Tell us more about yourself. Have you always wanted to be a writer?

Some random facts about me: I’m 27, originally from a small town out in the middle of nowhere, but I recently decided to pack up and move to Southern California, and I love it here! The weather, the beaches… the hot surfer guys ;) I listen to country music in the car, but indie/rock at home. I love to bake (and, umm, eat said baking), I’m addicted to home design blogs on pinterest, and I’m just a little bit obsessive about The Vampire Diaries on TV.
And yes, I always wanted to write, because I’ve always loved to read. I was the kid with her nose in a book, and three more stashed in my oh-so-stylish My Little Pony backpack. Bookworm for life!  

What drew you to writing New Adult?

I love NA, because I can relate so much to the stories and characters. The genre is all about finding yourself, and figuring out who you are as you cross over from being a teen to an adult. Even though I’m older, and supposed to be grown-up now, I still really connect with those stories about discovering life, and love, and relationships—when everything is so heightened, and passionate. NA is all about the emotions, the connection between the characters, and I adore trying to capture that in my work.
And I love writing the romance and sexier parts too, when you have two characters who just can’t stay away from each other ;)

Speaking of sexy… did you have any challenges writing the steamy scenes in Unbroken?

I was a little nervous at first, because the intimacy of the sex scenes is so important for understanding the power Emerson has over Juliet: I needed their chemistry to be off the charts! For me as a reader, great sex scenes are the ones that sweep you up in their passion, so you feel the emotions of their relationship as well as the physical lust. But once I got into the writing, everything came really naturally: the characters took over and went wild, it was so much fun.
I do a lot of my writing in Starbucks, and I felt so naughty writing about their erotic moments, with people sitting all around me!

Quick-fire round:

Favorite song: Right now it’s a tie between ‘All Too Well’ by Taylor Swift, and the new Fall Out Boy track, ‘My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark’.
Favorite TV shows: The Vampire Diaries and The Good Wife.
Favorite Movie: Romeo + Juliet, the modern version with Leo and Clare Danes. I must have seen it a hundred times over!
Celeb you want to date: Ryan Gosling, a classic, but true!
Must-have luxury: My e-reader.
Favorite color: Indigo blue.
Must-have make-up: Rose-tinted lip balm. Yum!
Dream vacation: Ooh, a tropical beach somewhere, laying under a palm tree sipping something fruity.
Bad boys or nice guys: In my books? Bad. I have a thing for alphas, so the badder the better.
Team Damon or Team Stefan: DAMON. Obviously!

Thanks so much for having me, Emily!


Snag your copy of UNBROKEN today:

And find Melody Grace online and wish her a happy release day!

Twitter: @melody_grace_