Archive | October 2014

Breaking the Rules by Mel Curtis

To say Jack and Vivian Gordon’s marriage has been rocky would be an understatement. The Gordons have been on a roller coaster of love and lust, but can’t seem to get on the same page at the same time. This power couple needs a time-out to find their happily ever after.  And life coach to Hollywood’s rich and powerful, Cora Rule, has just the solution – have the couple sign their divorce papers in a safe room…and lock them inside.

Excerpt:

BreakingtheRulesNEWVivian Gordon had a problem.

A six-foot-two-inch hunk of a problem.

Sex with Jack hadn’t solved the problem.  Marrying him hadn’t solved the problem.  Leaving him hadn’t solved the problem.

The problem was that Viv loved her husband, but Jack didn’t love her.

It wasn’t as if Jack was incapable of love, as some of Hollywood moguls seemed to be.  No, Jack had passion aplenty, but it was for the NBA team he owned, the L.A. Flash, not for a woman.  Not for Viv.

Viv watched Jack swim his daily laps with strong, commanding strokes.  Heaven forbid Jack didn’t get his laps in.  If he didn’t, he was the biggest shit.

Her Gianvito Rossi black suede lace up heels clicked slowly across the white marble tile as she approached the patio doors in the house they’d once shared.  Her cadence was one of a doomed prisoner being shown the open door of the gas chamber.

This is the end.

And she’d chosen the execution date.

 

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Melinda Curtis is an award winning, USA Today recommended, Amazon best selling author.  She writes independently published, steamy Hollywood Rules series as Mel Curtis. Jayne Ann Krentz says of Blue Rules: “Sharp, sassy, modern version of a screwball comedy from Hollywood’s Golden Age except a lot hotter.”  Melinda also writes the Harmony Valley series of sweet and emotional romances for the Harlequin Heartwarming line. Brenda Novak says: “Season of Change has found a place on my keeper shelf”.

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Poem: Just By Been You

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I lean over cautiously
And run my fingers through your
Messy, tousled hair.
There is such realness in your eyes,
A genuine aura that flows from your fingertips,
Leaves me breathless,
Leaves me longing.

I can’t believe you are real,
This earth doesn’t have rare angels like you,
You make me believe in humankind
Every time I look in your eyes.
Individual,
Kind,
You are perfection.

You make me feel like I’m not alone,
In this world of commercialism,
Of falseness and dog-eat-dog,
I wish I was more like you
And I am so happy you exist.
You make the world better
Just by been you.

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Book Review ~ ‘Slammed’ by Colleen Hoover.

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Slammed by Colleen Hoover
Slammed #1
Genres: New Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK

Slammed (Slammed #1) by Colleen Hoover UK

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SYNOPSIS

Following the unexpected death of her father, 18-year-old Layken is forced to be the rock for both her mother and younger brother. Outwardly, she appears resilient and tenacious, but inwardly, she’s losing hope.

Enter Will Cooper: The attractive, 21-year-old new neighbor with an intriguing passion for slam poetry and a unique sense of humor. Within days of their introduction, Will and Layken form an intense emotional connection, leaving Layken with a renewed sense of hope.

Not long after an intense, heart-stopping first date, they are slammed to the core when a shocking revelation forces their new relationship to a sudden halt. Daily interactions become impossibly painful as they struggle to find a balance between the feelings that pull them together, and the secret that keeps them apart.

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The Shucker’s Booktique by J. C. McKenzie

TheShuckersBooktique_w9189_750After her fiancé dumps her and her beloved Aunt Jenny goes missing, Willa Eklund travels to Lobster Cove with a broken heart to search for Jenny while running her bookstore. When a mysterious man visits the Shucker’s Booktique on a stormy night drenched in rain and covered in mud, Willa’s heart melts under his stormy gaze. She wants Lon and the answers he may have, but he also has a secret. Can Willa trust him?

Lon Devlin is a Tempest, a water sprite who can only take a human form during stormy nights. He rides the waves, lives by the tides, and nothing can hold him down, not even a beautiful woman. When he visits his mortal friend, he discovers she’s missing and her intriguing niece has taken her place. He wants Willa, but he also wants answers. What happened to Jenny?

WILLA MAY BE THE ANCHOR FOR LON’S SOUL. WILL HE SACRIFICE HIS MOST PRECIOUS GIFT FOR HER?

Excerpt:

Thump! Thump! Thump!

No! She gasped. It couldn’t be. The banging on the front door of the booktique had to be a figment of her imagination. She couldn’t will Lon into existence. Why would he come back? Especially if he was involved. Unless…cold ice prickled up her spine…unless he needed to eliminate her to take care of loose ends.

No. Crazy thoughts, Willa. He could’ve taken care of her the night before. No, her heart hammered against her chest for a different reason. But it didn’t matter. The knocking on the door wouldn’t, couldn’t be him.

Thump! Thump! Thump!

Could it? She clutched her hot mug in both hands and turned toward the doorway leading to the bookstore. From the kitchen in the back room, she had a clear view through the store to the front door, but not who stood on the other side.

“Willa!” Lon growled. “Wake up and let me in!”

Willa gasped and almost dropped her cup. The tea sloshed around and some spilled over her hands. It burned, but she didn’t move. She couldn’t breathe. Somehow the air got trapped inside her throat. Why was he here? What did he want?

Oh God, let it be me!

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Born and raised on the Haida Gwaii, off the West Coast of Canada, J.C. McKenzie grew up in a pristine wilderness that inspired her to dream. She writes Urban Fantasy and Paranormal Romance.

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“This Is Us” – a poem

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I can’t explain how we fit together so well,

skin against skin,

swaying to the rhythm of our hearts,

our bodies entwined.

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I can’t explain the connection,

the link between our minds,

No matter our differences we still get each other.

I can’t explain the sense of completion as I look into your eyes,

the safety of being near you,

being held by you.

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I can’t explain the strong passion that wasn’t there with others,

the race of my blood,

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the urge within to be closer to you,

as close as possible.

I can’t explain how content I feel when you caress my cheek or kiss my forehead,

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how right it feels to be at your side.

There is nothing like it in the world.

I can’t explain my racing heart or my lips that need to be kissed,

or even these eyes that crave the…

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