Thursday, July 28, 2016

BLOG TOUR: Chasing Power by Constance Phillips


Welcome to our stop on the exciting Blog Tour for Chasing Power, the third book in The Realm's Salvation series, by Constance Phillips! On this tour stop, we will share an exciting excerpt! Plus, don't forget to enter the cool tour-wide giveaway at the end of this post! This can also be read as a standalone!

Genre:
New Adult
Paranormal/Fantasy Romance
Series:
The Realm's Salvation, #3
Publish Date:
June 7, 2016
Publisher:
Constance Phillips Press

Synopsis:
For Keiran Saysin, protecting the fairy population from humans is more than a job. It is passion and his duty to the realm. Since Eero’s revolution failed—and the discovery of fairy power lying dormant in some of the human population, that job hasn’t been easy. Now that his sister and her husband are welcoming a set of twins, old enemies have come out of hiding, hoping the children will a serve as a key to reclaiming what has been stripped from them.

Enter Annie Valentine, the genetic researcher Daniel’s mother has employed. Keiran knows the smart thing to do is cast a spell and push the human away, but something about the way she stands toe to toe and eye to eye has him forgetting that getting involved with a human could cost him everything he values, including his power.


     

*Excerpt*
He let out a long, labored sigh, softening his posture and stepping toward her. As arrogant and stubborn as he’d been, he’d also been gentle and caring about the babies. His smile showed off an adorable dimple, and the cool and detached fa├žade she desperately tried maintain melted. He eased in a step closer and let his hand brush her arm. “Annie. That’s your name, right? There are a lot of things going on here that you don’t understand.”
A sense of calm came over her, climbing her arm accompanied by a tingle and melting the stress from her shoulders. She couldn’t help but feel compassion for this Keiran. A voice, her own, rang in her head saying the children were fine. It repeated itself. “I would never forgive myself if I said nothing and something happened to the babies. Their safety should come first.”
“Everyone in this house wants the same thing.”
His touch had brought with it a wave of confidence that radiated and pulsed in her head: everything is just fine; you’re overreacting. Wouldn’t it be better to be sure? “You’re probably right. Maybe it’s the scientist in me, but I would feel better if a medical doctor looked at the children.”
He shifted his weight from one leg to the other. Her mind should be on the kids, on Daniel’s wife who’d just given birth in a remote farmhouse, but her focus was on the cut of this guy’s jeans and the way the blue T-shirt encased his beefy chest like a glove. 
“It’s so refreshing to meet someone who really cares about others, especially children. But I need you to trust me.” Slowly he raised his hand, reaching out for her…cheek? No, he was going higher. To touch her hair?
“Don’t do it, Keiran.”
He tore his eyes from hers and spun his body toward his brother-in-law’s voice. “Your place is with my sister and your children, Daniel. Leave the security of everyone in this house to me.”
“I’m quite happy to leave you to your job, but Monique doesn’t want you to do this.”
What was Keiran doing besides talking to her? And why did that upset Monique?


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Don't miss the previous titles in The Realm's Salvation series!

 
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**About the Author**
Constance Phillips lives in Ohio with her husband, daughter, and four canine kids where she writes contemporary romance novels and paranormal romance novels.

When not writing stories of finding and rediscovering love, Constance and her husband spend the hours planning a cross-country motorcycle trip for the not-so-distant future…if they can find a sidecar big enough for the pups.

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***The Giveaway***


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Monday, July 25, 2016

BLOG TOUR: Thick & Thin by Eden Butler


We are excited to be a part of this exciting Blog Tour for Eden Butler's Thick & Thin, book three of the Thin Love series! This is not a standalone. It is recommended to read Thin Love (#1), My Beloved (#1.5), and Thick Love (#2) prior to reading Thick & Thin. We are also celebrating its release today! We will be sharing an exciting excerpt! Plus, there's a cool giveaway at the end of the post! Follow the tour, HERE!

Genre:
New Adult
Contemporary Romance
Series:
Thin Love, #3
Publish Date:
July 25, 2016

Synopsis:
My Love was thick.
Her faith was thin.
Somewhere in the middle is where life found us.

I claimed her when I was a boy.
I held her until I was a man.
She was my first thought every morning, my last smile at night, and a million memories in between.
Then one night, with her warmth still lingering on the sheets, Aly King walked away from me, from us, from our life.

They say tie heals all wounds, but not for me.
Not when my heart is empty.
Now when there is nothing but a sea of meaningless faces wherever I go.
It always comes back to her.
Aly needs reminding of how drunk our love made us, before she forgets completely.
Before we lose our chance.
Before we are irrevocably broken.


      

*Excerpt*
         “You don’t want to remember?”
         I didn’t. Not a single memory. A touch that was new, a taste that was different—that’s what I wanted. Memory came with emotion. It came with commitment, something that would land me back where I’d begun four years ago. I wanted to move beyond that. I wanted more.
         “I…I want you to touch me like you don’t know me.” That hand slowed, the friction easing and I couldn’t look at him. “I want you to touch me like a stranger.” 
         He didn’t stop moving against me. Ransom wasn’t purposefully cruel. He thought he knew me, assumed he knew when I was pretending. But I wasn’t this time. I wanted him to give me what I asked for, not what he thought I wanted, not what I had wanted in the past. But he couldn’t do it.  No, he wasn’t a stranger. He knew how close I’d come to climax. So he didn’t stop, only slowed before he moved his hips, release my wrist to pull my face up. And because I recognized how badly he wanted this, and knew that I would end up wanting it, too, I let go of wanting anything else and gave myself up to his touch, his fire, his desire.
          “A stranger doesn’t touch you, Aly. Not like this.” And with that one touch, Ransom fractured the reserve I had tried so desperately to maintain. A push of my flesh, finger under my thong, right against my clit, bare, raw and that tactile, desperate urgency eased.  
          “A stranger wouldn’t know what you whimper when you want it, when you’re so close to falling apart that your breath becomes a muffle of sound.” He tugged at my pants, freed me from anything but the floor under me and his touch. His palm over my naked ass, then he pulled me against his body until he pushed his fingers inside me, working me hard, like no one but Ransom ever had. Ever could.  
          “No stranger would know that your breath hitches, that you hold everything still, the air in your lungs, even the beat of your pulse when I touch you.” He showed me then, with the dip of his fingers deep inside. And all did go still then—the breath between us, the axis of the world, my beating heart…it all seemed to stop until he moved his fingers over me, sliding until he found his way to a rhythm that made time coil and speed as quickly as it had slowed. Nothing held me back then. No excuses of why he shouldn’t touch me, no lies I told myself about not loving him anymore.  
          “I’m not a stranger, nani. Your body knows that.” Working faster, deeper, he smiled, pleased and happy when my mouth opened, when the space between us filled with the soft noises I made. His face wasn’t expressionless anymore. It told me all I thought I’d forgotten. The act of touching me, making me come, the noises I made, it was all familiar to Ransom. It was comfortable. 
          “Strangers don’t know love this deep. If they did, they wouldn’t be strangers at all.” That he whispered against my lips, kissing me like he couldn’t keep from it for another second. 
          “Ransom…”  
          “I’ll never be a stranger, Aly, because this body, your heart is mine. It always will be.” 


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**About the Author**
Eden Butler is an editor and writer of New Adult Romance and SciFi and Fantasy novels and the nine-times great-granddaughter of an honest-to-God English pirate. This could explain her affinity for rule breaking and rum. Her debut novel, a New Adult, Contemporary (no cliffie) Romance, Chasing Serenity launched in October 2013 and quickly became an Amazon bestseller.

When she’s not writing or wondering about her possibly Jack Sparrowesque ancestor, Eden edits, reads and spends way too much time watching rugby, Doctor Who and New Orleans Saints football.

She is currently living under teenage rule alongside her husband in southeast Louisiana.

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***The Giveaway***

Giveaway Open Internationally

The following goodies are up for grabs:
(2) $10 gift cards from Amazon or B&N
(1) eBook set of the entire Thin Love series


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