Daily Archives: 26/05/2015

COVER REVEAL ~ Lies You Tell by Mariah Kingsley

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Lies You Tell by Mariah Kingsley

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Aubrey married the first man that she had ever loved. Robert was loving, hard working and her every fantasy come true. But the life that she has come to love has somethings that just don’t add up. One phone call disrupts the careful balance of lies. With the truth unearthed she comes to the conclusion that she has only one choice, kill him. To protect her family, she will betray her own heart.

A desperate man…

In a scramble to save the life that he has made with Aubrey,he takes her away. His only choice is to come clean, show the love of his life who he really is. With no other place to go he takes her to the last place he has known love, the place he never wanted to return. Facing the ghost of his past and the fear of losing his future, he opens his heart, hoping his wife will see the man that she loves under all the lies.

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RELEASE BLITZ ~ Pure Pleasures (Pleasures, Book 3) by M.S. Parker

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I knew I’d done the right thing by leaving him. He deserved someone who could give him everything he wanted, and that couldn’t be me. I’d been broken far too long.

When twenty-two year-old Jenna Lang leaves the man she loves because she can’t give him children, she believes she’s making the right choice. As much as it breaks her heart, she wants him to move on and be happy. She tries to do the same, but she knows that, without Rylan, she’ll never have her happy ending.

Don’t miss Pure Pleasures, the final installment in M.S. Parker’s dark and emotional Pleasures series.


 

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M.S. Parker is a USA Today Bestselling author and the author of the Erotic Romance series, Club Privè and Chasing Perfection.

Living in Southern California, she enjoys sitting by the pool with her laptop writing on her next spicy romance.

Growing up all she wanted to be was a dancer, actor or author. So far only the latter has come true but M. S. Parker hasn’t retired her dancing shoes just yet. She is still waiting for the call for her to appear on Dancing With The Stars.

When M. S. isn’t writing, she can usually be found reading- oops, scratch that! She is always writing.

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COVER REVEAL ~ Blood of Eve by Pam Godwin

Two years into the aphid plague, there’s little hope left. Food and ammo are scarce. The mutated monsters are growing faster, smarter. And the ratio of men to women is millions to one. Mankind faces imminent extinction.
 
But Evie carries a cure for women.
 
Fiercely protected by three men, she sets out to heal as many infected females as possible. The journey becomes more complicated as her feelings for her guardians evolve, and theirs for her intensify.
 
When a voice from the past prophesies a solution for the dying race, she must make a choice.
 
Will she survive for love?
 
Or will she die for it?
 
 
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A virus devastates humanity. Few men survive. The rest are monsters. The women are dead, except Evie. Through a quirk in her genetics, she survives. When her physiology begins to evolve, she must come to terms with what she is and accept her role in finding a cure.
 
The mutated hunt her. The men brutalize her…except three. Cryptic warrior, contrite lover, caring enemy; they are fiercely protective of the last living woman, but divided in their own agendas. Can they come together to protect the only hope for humanity?
 
Evie must survive.
 
Content advisory: Guns. Gore. Sex.
 
 
 
 
 
 
New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author, Pam Godwin, lives in the Midwest with her husband, their two children, and a foulmouthed parrot. When she ran away, she traveled fourteen countries across five continents, attended three universities, and married the vocalist of her favorite rock band.
 
Java, tobacco, and dark romance novels are her favorite indulgences, and might be considered more unhealthy than her aversion to sleeping, eating meat, and dolls with blinking eyes. 
 

RELEASE DAY BLITZ ~ Afraid To Fly by S.L. Jennings

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Afraid To Fly

The Fearless Series: Book Two

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I’d like to tell you that I’m ok.

That the meaningless sex with countless women has somehow numbed the pain. That it’s deciphered the constant confusion in my head. Eased the self-hatred that sinks into my gut every time I look in the mirror.

I’d like to tell you that time heals all wounds.

That we evolve and grow into well-adjusted, stable adults, set on a path to right the world’s wrongs. That we are not our past…we are not our pain.

I want to tell you all those things. Hell, I want to believe all those things. But I’d be lying. I’m good at that. Living a lie is the only way I truly know how to survive.
But the day I saw her, I stopped surviving. I stopped existing. And for the first time in 24 years, I started living.

She brought me back to life. Set me free and sent my soul soaring. Made this useless shell of a man feel like…something. Something whole and real and good.

She saved me.
Although she believes I wasn’t even worth saving.


 

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It was if my body had known what my soul needed to mend itself from the verbal assault that had left me open and bleeding. Sex was that healing balm for me. And this was exactly the place where I could find it.

None of the dancers here were prostitutes, and I never paid to get laid. Ever. They fucked me because they wanted me. And I fucked them because I needed them. It was an even trade.

Contrary to popular belief, I didn’t stick my dick in just anything, and other than Cherri, had only been intimate with two other girls there: Skylar, a hot sophomore at UNC Charlotte, stripping her way through college, and Velvet, a tattooed, purple-haired vixen from England who fucked like a porn star and cursed like a sailor.

Right now, I needed Velvet. If anyone could make me forget the last twenty minutes, Raven’s razor-sharp words and myself, it was her.

My legs carried me inside, despite the numbness I felt. I didn’t want to be here, but I needed to be. And once I had the soft silkiness and warmth of a woman’s skin against me, I’d feel a helluva lot better. Luckily, Velvet was there for a day shift, working the lunch crowd in her usual getup of velvet and chains. Today she wore a cut-out thonged romper that left little to the imagination. And that was fine by me. I was tired of thinking anyway.

“Hey love,” she smiled as I approached. Her lips were painted a deep, dark eggplant purple that almost looked black. I’d have the color smeared all over me within the hour, most of it in places invisible to the public.

I didn’t waste any time. I didn’t have it in me to go through the motions and pretend I was here for anything other than sex. I leaned in close to her ear, letting my lips brush her earlobe in that sensual way I knew would get her hot, and whispered, “Back room in 10.” Then I quickly made my way to the bar to slam a shot of tequila.

She was there when I arrived, lounging on a plush loveseat with her heeled boots propped up on the arm. She looked at me with sin gleaming in her heavily lined eyes and gave me a slow, Cheshire grin. “Someone’s awfully anxious today.”

I was already loosening my tie as I stalked towards her and said, “Clothes off, boots on and get on your knees.”


 

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Fear Of Falling

The Fearless Series: Book One

S.L. Jennings

I can’t remember the last time I felt completely safe. Security seemed more like a luxury to me, reserved for those who were fortunate enough to have picture perfect childhoods. For those who didn’t bear the ugly scars that keep me bound in constant, debilitating fear. I’ve run from that fear my entire life. But when I met him, for once, I couldn’t run anymore.

He scared the hell out of me in a way that excited every fiber of my being. It wasn’t the tattoos or the piercings. It wasn’t the warmth that seemed to radiate from his frame and blanket me whenever he was near. It was just…him. The scary beautiful man that threatened to alter 23 years of routine and rituals, and make me face my crippling fear.

My name is Kami and I am constantly afraid. And the thing that scares me the most is the very thing I want.

“Don’t worry,” he smiled, pulling me into the hard warmth of his chest. “I’ve got you. I’ll always catch you when you fall.”

And just like that, Blaine had staked his claim on the untouched part of me that no living soul had ever moved. He had captured every fear, every reservation, and crushed them in the palm of his inked hand.

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S.L. Jennings is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling author of contemporary and paranormal romance, reality TV junkie, obsessive coffee drinker and collector of crazy.

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BLOG TOUR: The Seduction Factor Series by Scarlett Avery

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This is the ultimate weekend hook-up for Ciara Herrera when a business trip to Toronto, Canada turns into a raunchy weekend of sexual debauchery with Nikolaj von Henningsen—the dirty-talking blue-eyed billionaire with a sexy British accent.

Find out the lengths people will go to fulfill their fantasies in this super-sexy, sex-filled story of wanton lust with a sexually explosive happy ending.

This fast-paced kinky alpha male billionaire romance series and tumultuous coming of age novel contains themes of domination and submission sure to leave you VERY hot & bothered.

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Love is for pussies—I learned that the hard way.

I like my relationships uncomplicated—make me come and I’ll return the favor.

I don’t need to be your girlfriend—I don’t have time for that.

I follow a very specific set of rules when it comes to men and it’s worked well for me until I met Nikolaj—the tall, dangerously hot, witty, blue-eyed billionaire with a sexy British accent and a bad boy attitude that leaves me panting.

Without warning, the panty-dropping, dirty-talking masterful seducer broke every single one of my dating rules in one weekend of carnal debauchery.

The man is delicious in every sense of the word. If I don’t get away right now, I may not be able to hold it together.

Can I trust a man enough to allow him to dominate me?

I’m Ciara Herrera, but you might know me as Sofia Herrera’s little sister. This is my story.

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This fast-paced kinky alpha male billionaire romance series picks up where the last book ended. The only difference maybe that the themes of domination and submission are sure to leave you EVEN MORE hot & bothered.

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Ciara returns to New York and she’s trying her darnedest to put her naughty wanton sex-filled weekend in Toronto behind her by immersing herself back into her safe routine.

Unfortunately for her, the dirty-talking sex of God isn’t willing to go out quietly.

Desperate for some advice, she reaches out to her best friend, Harley. After an evening of heart-to-heart chat and a few too many drinks, Ciara wakes up to a brutal reality––Nikolaj has gotten under her skin.

The drop-dead gorgeous billionaire masterminds a clever way to capture her attention and melt her heart.

Unable to withstand the distance between them, Nicolaj offers to fly Ciara to Japan to be with him for a few days.

Alas, while she was in Toronto, Ciara got a surprise visit from a VERY wealthy Spaniards, by the name of Mr. Echev. The tall and debonair Barcelonan is eager to hire her services at what ever cost. The man means business and he insists on whisking Ciara to Barcelona for her to evaluate firsthand how she might be able to put her talent at work.

With Nicolaj in the Far East and Ciara in Spain, will the fifteen-hour distance threaten their hot and steamy affair?

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This fast-paced kinky alpha male billionaire romance series and tumultuous coming of age novel takes a surprising turn just when you least expect it. The men in Ciara Herrera’s life collide in The Seduction Factor Book 3––Broken. With emotions running high, will Ciara and Nikolaj’s relationship flourish or crumble?

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Ciara’s world is turned upside down during a meeting with a potential client in Barcelona.

A sexy and VERY wealthy Spaniard, by the name of Dr. Diego Echevarria shakes her peaceful existence to the core with his unimaginable revelations.

Ciara falls into a spiral of self-doubt reevaluating her entire life.

Dr. Echevarria desperately tries to get in touch with Ciara to smooth things out, but she refuses to listen to his preposterous claims.

But when Ciara’s mom flies to Barcelona to be by the Spaniard’s side, Ciara realizes she needs to get to the bottom of things.

Who is this man and could there be a real connection her mother, Julia Herrera, has hidden from Ciara since birth.

Can this mystery man shed some light as to why Ciara has always felt so different from her father Emilio?

The men in Ciara’s life collide and there’s nothing she can do about it.

With emotions running high, will Ciara and Nikolaj’s relationship flourish or crumble under the weight of these shocking revelations?

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Just when you thought the naughty adventure in this Alpha Male Billionaire Romance couldn’t get steamier, Scarlett Avery raises the heat level to unbearable heights in The Seduction Factor Book 4—Love Tangle. These Two-Hour Short Reads will leave you panting and they’ll keep you on the edge of your seat & begging for more.

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This fast-paced kinky alpha male billionaire romance series picks up where the last erotic romance novella ends.

In The Seduction Factor Book 4––Love Tangle we find out if Ciara and Nikolaj’s relationship is able to withstand the new changes in Ciara’s life.

Ciara’s business continues to flourish and in book 4 she accepts to take on a new wealthy client who coincidentally puts her face-to-face with her biggest fear.

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This Alpha Male Billionaire Romance Ends With A Bang! Caution: Your e-Reader WILL Melt!

Scarlett Avery delivers an epic ending to a naughty, steamy and down right dirty erotic romance novel. The heat between Ciara and Nikolaj intensifies in The Seduction Factor Book 5—Sinful Desires. This last book in the series takes place in five different cities and promises a number of saucy surprises! This erotic romance short-reads will leave you panting and you won’t be able to catch your breath until the very last page.

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Ciara comes unexpectedly face-to-face with her biggest fear. How will she handle this surprise? Can she move on or will this sudden encounter force her to reconsider everything.

Can she handle this dramatic curveball on her own and how will it impact her relationship with Nikolaj?

Nikolaj is the kind of sexy Alpha male who doesn’t take no for an answer. He’s willing to do unpredictable, unexpected and impulsive things to win Ciara’s heart.

Will he succeed?

In The Seduction Factor Book 5—Sinful Desires we find out how love can make people do the craziest things!

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Dubbed, the “QUEEN of Erotica”, this Canadian erotica romance author’s books will melt your e-readers and they will leave you on the edge of your seat!

I dare you to discover how SIZZLING they REALLY ARE…

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BLOG TOUR ~ The Mortal One by Shannon Bell

 
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Have you ever wondered what would happen if you went looking for vampires? What if you secretly believed they existed?

Dylan decides to go on a vacation of a lifetime in order to find herself. She begins in Romania, contemplating the existence of vampires and quickly realizes that she was wrong. Once she ends up in Florence, however, she is confronted with an immortal, Nico. She must be marked if she wants to live because she learned the truth of vampires. Nico catches her and her heart by surprise.

The Mortal One is a whirlwind romance amidst vampire politics. Dylan must be marked for her safety, yet she is trying to be claimed by another vampire, thus making her time in Florence very complicated for her. She tests the bounds of her relationship with a vampire and tries to create a life for herself as the mortal one.

The main setting of the book is Florence, Italy, where Dylan is in love with the history of the city.





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My heart stopped beating. “We can be friends,” he breathed, his lips intensely intimate along my neck. His lips
hesitated over my throat. “Or we can be more.”
 
My nerves kicked into high gear. More? More what? I had to keep reminding myself of what he was. I also had to remind myself to inhale and exhale. He was playing with my emotions. One moment he was charming and the next, well, that was the question. I fought internally with how to respond. I wasn’t even sure if I could respond with his mouth so close to me. 



 
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Shannon Bell grew up in Florida and has always dreamed about vampires – and still secretly hopes they exist. She is married to someone who tolerates her crazy story-telling about Romania and has a daughter she hopes will have the same enthusiasm for vampires when she grows up that her mommy does.

Shannon has a Bachelor’s degree in Creative Writing from the University of Central Florida as well as an online degree in vampirology. She is a full-time writer and currently hard at work on her next novel.

 
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RELEASE DAY BLITZ ~ Ruth Cardello Somewhere Along the Way

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From NY Times & USA Today Bestselling Author! Luke Andrade:Wealthy, talented, fiercely loyal. He’s the glue that holds his family together, but every man has a breaking point. When he heads to Ohio to attend a funeral, he does so with the intention of taking time off to clear his head. The very last thing he expects to do is meet a woman.

Cassie Daiver:

Scarred, but not broken. She’s recreating herself in a small town far away from her painful childhood.

He’s angry with the world and himself. She finally has something she’s afraid to lose.
They couldn’t have met at a worse time.

Luke and Cassie are about to discover love often happens somewhere along the way,
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Book 1: Come Away With Me (Free Download)

Book 2: Home to Me

Book 3: Maximum Risk

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Cassie was glad Luke had decided to drive back because her hands were shaking with a mixture of excitement and nerves. They tried to make light conversation, but the sexual tension between them was too much to sustain a topic.They walked into her kitchen together; the mounting anticipation was palpable. Cassie didn’t realize she was hanging onto the doorknob until Luke gave her a curious look.“We don’t have to do this if you’re not ready, Cassie,” he said gently.

She’d felt brave in the restaurant and excited on the drive, but now, back at her place, she was nervous. “I am. At least I think I am. It’s just been a long time.”

He caressed the side of her neck lightly with one hand, and she sucked in an audible breath. “How long?”

His touch sparked flames of desire through her. She closed her eyes and savored the feeling before answering in a whisper, “Four, maybe five years.”

She opened one eye and peered up at him to assess his reaction.
His expression was difficult to discern. “You don’t remember?”

Cassie turned her head away. “I was lonely, and he didn’t matter. I didn’t even know his last name.
I’m not proud of who I was back then. I wasn’t in a good place.”

Tenderly, Luke turned Cassie’s face back toward his. “Don’t hide from me, Cassie. You can tell me anything.”

Cassie blinked back tears. Unless I tell you I may be pregnant. I can guarantee that would be a mood breaker.
“Why am I so nervous? It’s not like I’m a virgin.”

He unbuttoned his coat, lifted her hand, and placed it on his chest above his heart. “You’re not my first either, Cassie, but can you feel that? My heart is beating like I just finished a sprint. Do you know why? Because unlike every other time, this feels different—like I’ve been waiting my whole life for this moment.”

Cassie’s hand shook against his chest. His heart, like hers, was indeed beating a wild dance.
“We barely know each other.”

He placed his other hand over hers on the doorknob. “We can fix that.” He gave her that lopsided, boyish grin of his that melted her heart. Again. “But you’ll have to let go of the door, Cupcake.”

She laughed nervously and did. He took her hand in his and brought it up to his mouth, kissing the inside of her wrist while never breaking eye contact with her. “Let’s go upstairs to your room. We don’t have to rush. I want to make love to you slowly, learn every inch of you, and watch you come again and again for me.”

He swung her up in his arms and carried her out of the kitchen, up the stairs, and into her bedroom as if she were precious to him. Cassie buried her face in his neck and clung to him. His consideration for her almost brought her to tears. She was used to people who took from her. Even if he left before she woke in the morning, she wouldn’t regret choosing to be with him. He wasn’t like the fumbling boyfriends she’d had in high school, or the selfish short-term lovers she’d experienced as an adult. He was a man who knew how to please a woman and intended to enjoy doing that.


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Ruth Cardello was born the youngest of 11 children in a small city in northern Rhode Island. She spent her young adult years moving as far away as she could from her large extended family. She lived in Boston, Paris, Orlando, New York–then came full circle and moved back to Rhode Island. She now happily lives one town over from the one she was born
in. For her, family trumped the warmer weather and international scene.

She was an educator for 20 years, the last 11 as a kindergarten teacher. When her school district began cutting jobs, Ruth turned a serious eye toward her second love- writing and has never been happier. When she’s not writing, you can find her chasing her children around her small farm, riding her horses, or connecting with her readers online.

Her fourth book in the Andrade Series, Somewhere Along the Way is now available for pre-order!

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Lone Star Burn Series (Montlake Romance)
Book 1: Taken, Not Spurred
Book 2: Tycoon Takedown
Want to hear the song Charles proposed to Melanie with? https://youtu.be/SGZT5nVKfMs

The Legacy Collection
Book 1: Maid for the Billionaire (FREE on Amazon!)
Book 2: For Love or Legacy
Book 3: Bedding the Billionaire
Book 4: Saving the Sheikh
Book 5: Rise of the Billionaire
Book 6: Breaching the Billionaire: Alethea’s Redemption

The Andrades:
Book 1: Come Away With Me (FREE on Amazon)
Book 2: Home to Me
Book 3: Maximum Risk
Book 4: Somewhere Along the Way
Book 5: Loving Gigi (coming this Fall)

The Temptation Series:
Book 1: Twelve Days of Temptation
Book 2: Be My Temptation*Ten Christmas Brides Bundle (featuring Recipe for Love, An Andrade Christmas Novella with Bonus wedding scene!)

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NEW RELEASE ~ Singleish by Elizabeth Butts

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Book: Singleish
Author: Elizabeth Butts
Genre: Chick Lit
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Ashley MacKillop has it all figured out. She has her boyfriend, a house, a good (if not exciting job). Everything is going according to plan, and everything is fitting into the nice, tidy, neat-freak boxes she’s created for herself.

Until he walks away. Until he says he needs a break. Until he says he’s done. But he forgot to break up with her. Was she part of a couple anymore? Was she single?

A red-wine fueled therapy session with her three closest friends has Ashley trying all sorts of things that force her to break out of her comfort zone and figure out who she is when there’s no man involved.

In the end, what defines a woman? Is it the man she’s with? Is it the friends she keeps? Is it the copious amounts of red wine that she consumes? Or is it who she is when no one is watching?

Will she decide she needs a man in her life? Will she even want him back if he were to come back?

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He slowly pulled at the strings on her chemise, lowering it off her shoulders, gently kissing her skin as it was exposed to him. A shudder ran through her, though whether from the cold or his attention, she would never know. He caressed her skin, his fingers soft as a breeze against her hardening nipple. She heard a moan and was embarrassed when she realized it came from her own throat. “Miranda,” Ian purred, “you needn’t be shy with me. I love you.” “Oh, Ian, I can’t believe that my boss expects me to work every Saturday without a promotion or raise in sight”.

Wait… What? I blinked my eyes a few times. When did Miranda start speaking in my head in a male voice? A male voice that sounded suspiciously like…oh, shit. I looked up from my Kindle where Ian and Miranda were about to get all kilt freaky and into the eyes of my boyfriend of three years, Craig, who was looking at me expectantly. I wondered how long he’d been talking to me. I wondered if my subconscious had heard any of it. I closed my eyes a minute, mentally going over the last few minutes. Nope, nothing there. Just Scottish lairds and soft caresses. I wondered if he realized that I hadn’t heard a word that he’d said. I risked a glance at him and saw a slightly reddening face and narrowed eyes. Um, yup. He knew. Crap.

I wished I could just go back to my Kindle, re-enter the world that demanded nothing of me. I mean, it was my day off…I should be able to sit on a couch and just lose myself in that world that existed within its electronic pages. However, reality called. I groaned inwardly, pushed the button to put my Kindle to sleep and turned and face the music.

“I’m sorry, honey, you know how I can get when I read. Could you repeat what you said?”
“Seriously? Again? I have been talking to you for the last ten minutes. You’re trying to tell me that you haven’t heard a damn word I’ve said for ten minutes?” Craig looked like he was about to spontaneously combust. Eek.
Inwardly I shuddered to think that I’d managed to zone out that completely, but didn’t let him see.
“Hey, I’ve told you not to try to talk to me when I’m reading. You’ve been warned. If you see me on the couch with a Kindle, I’m really not there. It’s just a shell, an illusion.”

Uh-oh. I think that might have been the wrong thing to say. Was it possible that his hair was starting to singe? I squinted a little, yup… I’m pretty sure he was so mad that his hair was burning.
“Ash, that’s it. I can’t do this anymore. I can’t compete with your warriors, squires, princes and lairds anymore. I don’t wear a kilt. I don’t have any ‘shining armor’.” I started to glaze over a bit when I pictured him in a kilt or in ‘shining armor’. Wrong move. Focus!
“I am your real boyfriend, I’m here, but you can’t be bothered with me because you’d rather be in a book. I need a break from this. I’m done”
I blinked my eyes a few times, my jaw on the ground as I watched him turn, stalk towards the door and slowly, quietly walk out the door and out of us. I glared at my Kindle, but I couldn’t be too angry at it, because it was a really good story. But, what the hell did he mean by a ‘break’? This was a little too Ross and Rachel from the 1990’s.
I got up from the couch and ran out the door, stumbled down the steps and managed to make it to his car before he pulled out of the driveway. My chest was heaving from the exertion of running after him. I asked, “What…do you mean…that you’re done? It…was just…a book.”

He looked at me, his brown eyes soft and sad. “Ashley, this is the tip of the iceberg. I just feel like you don’t have much more going on than going to work and vegging on the weekends. We don’t do anything anymore. We don’t go anywhere. Do you even want to be with me anymore? Do you even notice that I’m at your house almost every night? You just seem to want to work during the week and read on the weekend. I love you, I love you so damn much, but I don’t know if it is enough for me to play second fiddle to electronics. I don’t know if ‘done’ is the right thing to say, but I definitely need a breather.”
With that lovely monologue, he put the car in reverse.


 

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About The Author

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I am a 37 year old who just decided to finally write a book. I’m an avid reader, I have a tendency to zone out the world when I’m reading. I always wanted to be able to write but I would get started, and then a page later, I was done.

My husband, Mike, and I live in Wareham, MA with our (gulp) twelve rescued pets.

I made a good friend in A. E. Murphy (an awesome author, please check her out!) who kept nudging me (ok, seriously pushing me) into writing.

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