Thursday, December 6, 2018

Breathe



Breathe
by Amber Lacie
New Adult Contemporary Romance













A coming of age love story of life long friendship and second chances…

Sometimes love is fated in the stars. You know you are destined for each other. Your souls entwine and you can’t imagine your life without them.

Sometimes it’s found when you’re not looking for it. It peeks around the corner when you least expect it, sweeping you off your feet, carrying you off into the sunset.

Sometimes, there are a lucky few who get to experience both. I was one of the lucky ones.



“I love you, Carsten.”
“I know.” My eyes fall to my hands folded in my lap. I can’t go from one guy to another. What kind of person would that make me? Looking up at Holden, I see the sadness in his eyes. The golden specks have lost their luster. I will hurt you. I love you, Holden. The thoughts are there, but I don’t speak them.
“When are you going to stop with the Han Solo act and say it back?”
I shrug my shoulders. “I don’t know.”
“Do you love me?”
“Since I was five.”
“No, not that kind of love. Do you love me? Does the world stop when you think about me? Does your day begin and end with thoughts of me? Can you feel me in your dreams? When you breathe, is it the air from my lungs filling yours? Do you love me so much it consumes you completely, leaving room for nothing else?”
“Holden, I—”
“I love you, Carsten. I love you like that. I exist to love you. I always have.”


“Don’t freak out. I want you to hear everything I have to say…just hear me out…I love you.” My breath hitches and a gasp leaves my lips. “I knew you were different the first time we met. You blew me off without even a second glance. I wasn’t used to that. Your body was there that night at dinner, but your mind wasn’t. I could tell something was missing. It was like your light was out. The longer the night drew on, the dimmer your light got. Then we were in the kitchen and I dropped the bowl, I knew someone had shattered you.”
‘Your light was out.’ His words strike something in me. I did burn out. I crashed. I exploded, destroying everything around me and he could see it. Without one word said between us, he could see it.
Owen softly wraps his hand around the back of my neck, his fingers gently brush against my skin. “When we were standing together in the cold, I made you laugh. Something lit up inside of you and for a split second, I was so blinded that I couldn’t see anything else, but you. The light faded as quickly as it came and then there we were, standing in the dark together.” His forehead presses against mine, our lips almost touching.
“I love you. I love the spark that shines through you when you laugh…I love your sadness. I love the way you put all of yourself into your art…I love the way you are cautious with your heart…I get it. I completely understand if you can’t say it back. I want you to know that you don’t have to. If you let this happen, if you let us have a chance, I will love you enough for the both of us.” His eyes look straight into my soul.
Emotions, I wasn’t sure I had anymore, are racing through me. My mind is trying to sort out all the confusion, while my heart beats a little bit faster with every word he says. A tear rolls softly down my cheek, not out of sadness, but from something completely different.
Owen swipes my tear away with his thumb. “It’s okay. I got you.”




“Why are we here?”
“Why not?” Holden jumps down and holds his hand out for me. I follow him over to the trees. He jumps onto one of the trunks, grabs my hands, and helps pull me up. We slowly walk to where they meet. Moving carefully, we sit in the center of the trees. Holden wraps his hands around my waist and leans his head on my shoulder.
Slightly turning my head, I stare into his deep brown eyes. “Will you tell me why we are here now?”
“Look up.”
I tilt my head up towards the sky. The tops of the trees surrounding us have left an opening between the branches right above us. It is almost a perfect circle made from the tips of red and yellow leaves. The orange sunset is slowly fading, revealing two stars in the deep blue sky.
Holden softly kisses my temple, as he points to the two twinkling diamonds shining above us. “See those stars? They are the first ones to come out every night. One never shines without the other. They are only bright when they are together…like us.”
“We’re stars?”
“It’s more like we need each other. Without you, my light goes out.”
“What happens when I’m with you?”
“I shine so bright the other stars explode. Some people experience fireworks when they love someone. Fireworks are so small in comparison to what I feel for you. When we’re together, all I see are supernovas.”















Indie-Award Winning Author Amber Lacie is about all things books, glitter, and shenanigans. Never without a book or caffeinated goodness, she's managed a husband that worships at her alter and two awesome kiddos, all while pumping out tales of love and suspense. Growing up in Chicagoland, she's seen the nitty, and knows the gritty. As for love and home, that landed her in Beverly Shores, Indiana where she dreams up adventures for her characters so that you the reader can explore new bends in the road. Buckle up.


HOTSHOT DOC by R.S. Grey

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About HOTSHOT DOC

Dr. Russell has a bad reputation around our hospital. The scrub techs say he’s cold-blooded, the nurses say he’s too cocky for his own good, and the residents say he’s the best surgeon in the world—really, just a swell guy!—on the off chance he’s within earshot.

I try to avoid him and his temper at all costs. It’s just as easy to admire his sexy, grip-it-while-he’s-ravishing-you hair and chiseled jaw from a healthy distance, preferably from the other end of the hallway…half-hidden behind a plant.

Unfortunately, my plan crumbles when my trusty ol’ boss decides to swap his white coat for a Hawaiian shirt. His retirement leaves me with two terrible options: switch specialties and spend months retraining, or take an open position as Dr. Russell’s surgical assistant.

That means I have to stand near him in the OR for hours on end and anticipate his every need without letting his biting words and bad attitude intimidate me. Oh, and as if that’s not difficult enough, my silly crush on him—the one I’ve tried to stomp on until it disappears—might just be reciprocated.

It’s fine.

I’m fine.

I take my job seriously. There will be no smoldering bedroom eyes across the operating table, no angry almost-kisses in the storage closet. (Well, no more of those.)

What’s the phrase? An apple a day keeps the doctor away?

Maybe I should go for a whole damn bushel.

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About R.S. Grey

R.S. Grey is the USA Today bestselling author of thirteen novels, including THE FOXE & THE HOUND. She lives in Texas with her husband and two dogs, and can be found reading, binge-watching reality TV, or practicing yoga! Visit her at rsgrey.com

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Tuesday, December 4, 2018

The Girl In The Closet by Michelle Heard





















































































BIRDIE

Escaping an unthinkable nightmare, I’m given a second chance at life. Cole Trenton is the first person to look past the broken girl. But the moment I give him my heart he leaves.

Secrets never stay buried, and mine returns with a vengeance.
Cole walks back into my life when I need him most. He shows me how to be strong, that monsters only have the power you give them.

But my biggest fear remains.
How do I silence the girl in the closet before I lose Cole again?


COLE

I always knew Birdie Liles was different, but that didn’t stop me from falling for her.
After years of being away, I return home to bury my best friend,
only to learn that Birdie’s in trouble.

If I had known about the monster from her past, I never would’ve left.
I went to fight someone else’s war while I left the woman I love unprotected.

But I’m here now, and I’m ready to send Birdie’s demon right back to hell.


























































Michelle Heard is a Bestselling Romance Author who likes her books hot, dirty, and with a touch of darkness. She loves an alpha hero who is not scared to fight for his woman.

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CK Printworks Author

Publisher CK Printworks are spotlighting 4 phenomenal reads. To celebrate this incredible non-profit publishing house (yep, they're a legit registered charity), they have a wonderful sale for you to check out.
Blitz Date: November 30th 2018
Publisher: CK Printworks
Genres: Fiction
Book Title: Daguerreotype: The Mystery of Frederic Chopin
Author Name: Lucyna Olejniczak
Book Genre: Mystery
Stand-alone Novel
In present-day France, a faded daguerreotype and a bundle of letters send Lucy and Tadeusz off on a voyage of discovery spanning two centuries.

Marie was a young Parisian artist, who died a premature death in the mid-nineteenth century. The yellowed pages of her letters reveal evidence of a secret affair between her and a mysterious, unnamed pianist. Who was the musician? As Lucy delves deeper into the distant past, the signs point towards one person: Frederic Chopin.

Could the dashing, handsome young man Marie writes of so fondly really be the musical genius who inspired generations of artists after him? If so, does that somehow relate to Marie’s premature demise? What happened to her in Paris that changed her life so drastically?

Prepare to meet a side of Frederic Chopin that the history books forgot!

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Book Title: The Soul
Author Name: Luiza Dobrzynska
Book Genre: Sci-Fi
Release Date: 01-Apr-18
Trilogy Book 1 - The Legend of the Future Volume I
Can an artificial intelligence not just think, but also feel? Do androids have a soul?

In a not-so-distant future, Earth is slowly being reborn in the wake of an ecological catastrophe, but that rebirth is not happening fast enough. With her faithful android companion at her side, school teacher Etta must embark upon a dangerous mission to the stars to save everyone, human and android alike.

Before they can begin their monumental quest to the stars, they must face a warzone of intrigue, prejudice, and their own family. In the end, who will prove to be more human: man or machine?
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Book Title: Blood Ransom
Book Genre: Urban Fantasy
Series - Herbert Crow #1
In the Podkowa Lesna, Poland, Herbert Crow lives a peaceful life as a tailor, weaving the threads of magic into cloth with the careful precision of an artist. Nobody knows about the shadows of his past, not even his beloved girlfriend, Melania.

Alas, the past is determined not to be forgotten. Melania vanishes, and a ransom demand appears on his doorstep in the hands of an old enemy. Herbert must deliver a package to a certain location in Warsaw before the full moon reaches its peak, or Melania’s life will become forfeit.

Warsaw. A city cursed by the deaths of thousands, where magic itself has died and become useless. In the place where his mystical arts cannot protect him, Herbert is forced to resort to ancient and terrible powers to survive. Time is running out for everyone.

What choice do you make, when all of your options are terrible?
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Book Title: When The Frosts Come
Author Name: Marta Krajewska
Book Genre: Fantasy Romance
Trilogy - The Wolven Valley Book I
In a world where leszyes rule the woods, the lakes teem with drowners and rusalki, and blood-thirsty strigas haunt the night, a young woman named Venda is the final line of defense for the people of Wolven Valley. As guardian, she will have to face not only the gods and demons themselves, but far more dangerous foes: loneliness, fear, and doubt.

While she wrestles with learning what she needs to know to become the guardian, an ancient prophecy begins to unfold around her. The last wolfar has returned to the valley, seeking to resurrect the cruel race of predators who once ruled there. Generations earlier, the Gray Lord – god of wolves – had predicted that his children would return some day, to unleash terrible revenge on the people who drove them out.

Will their forbidden love stand in the way of destiny, or will it just bring the terrifying prophecy closer to fruition?
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About CK Printworks

Cheeky Kea Printworks, a subsidiary of The Cheeky Kea Charitable Trust, is a New Zealand-based social enterprise. We are a non-profit publishing house, dedicated to helping people with disabilities and/or socio-economic disadvantages to achieve financial liberation through careers in the arts. It is our vision that no creative soul be left behind due to poverty, and no person be let without some means of earning an income, regardless of their disabilities and disadvantages. We believe everyone deserves to live comfortably and feel like a valued member of society.

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