Lots and lots of dirty sex…

Oh, my! Megan and Vinnie’s book is going to knock your socks off. These two… I just don’t know what to say. They’re perfect for each other in every way. They compliment the other person, really get who they are and the road they’ve traveled. Without judgment.

And Vinnie makes me laugh.

Here’s a little sneak peak of Megan and Vinnie’s story…

“And by companionship you mean…”
“Sex. Lots and lots of dirty sex.”
If nothing else, Vinnie’s honest. Too honest. But he makes me laugh at the same time. It’s nice to be able to talk to someone who isn’t judging me for my past. Who understands it. Who’s been there and came out the other side with battle wounds that aren’t defining his every decision in life. 
“Is that something you’re interested in, Megan?”
“Are you propositioning me, Mr. Redding?”
“Don’t do that.”
“Do what?”
“Call me by my last name. It turns me on, and unless you are propositioning me, I’ll have to take care of him myself, and that doesn’t bring me the satisfaction I’m looking for.”
“So you only wanted to give me a ride home so you could try and get a ride?”
“No, I gave you a ride home because I wanted to get to know you, and if the car was moving, you wouldn’t be able to run away from me. Don’t get me wrong, I’d love a ride from you. And just to be crystal clear, yes, I’m propositioning you because I can tell you want it as much as I do.”
“Is that why you’ve circled my block three times now? Because if you stop the car you think I’ll run?”
“Nope. Just waiting for an answer.”
“And if I don’t give you one?”
“I can drive in circles all night and enjoy just sitting next to you in the car. You’re choice.”
“What if I don’t know what I want?”
He thinks it over for a minute, and as we approach my house for the fourth time, he actually pulls up and parks on the street. He makes no motion to turn the car off or to keep me from leaving.
“The way I see it, we have two options. One, you can invite me in and we can have amazing sex until neither of us can walk a straight line.”
“Or?”
“Or you can invite me in and we can keep this conversation going.”
“No sex?”
“Not unless you ask me nicely,” he states, his voice taking a serious tone, contradicting the smirk on his face.
I don’t think I’d have to ask nicely to get what I want from him.

One-click your copy today on Amazon or add it to your bookshelf if you subscribe to Kindle Unlimited. Haven’t started The Rumors series yet? Get caught up…

book 1, Emerson & Ryder

book 2, Justine & Devon

book 3, Angela & Tyler

book 4, Megan & Vincent

book 5, Brianna & Hunter (coming 8/16)

book 6, Allyson & Zane (coming 9/20)

Who doesn’t love a FREE book?

The answer is nobody.

I’m no exception to this. I love to read and when I see that an author has a book that’s free, I immediately get my one-click on. In fact, I have three or four books on my Kindle right now that are waiting for me to read and if I remember right, two of them were freebies.

So why do authors give away their hard work for free? It’s simple. We love our readers and it’s a small token of our appreciation. At some point in time you took a chance on me. You had probably never heard of me before. My book may have been recommended to you by someone or you may have stumbled on it by chance. Either way, you took a chance on me and my work. I appreciate that more than you will ever know.

That’s the biggest reason why authors run sales, hold giveaways and from time to time, make their books free, either permanently or for a period of time. Me? I have two that are prema-free and four others that are free to Kindle Unlimited subscribers.

Why am I talking about free books? Well, the last time I posted about my free books there was only one and now there are SIX! Plus, we have some new faces that follow the blog and I thought they might want the deets on the freebies. So, here’s my small token of appreciation to all of you for taking a chance on little ‘ol me.

Print  Holding On, book 1 in the Holding On series

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B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/holding-on-rachael-brownell/1117229555

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00KDKOGSE

 

part 1 pawn  Dark Bishop Part 1: Pawn, Dark Bishop Serial Series

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Gamble cover  Take A Gamble, stand-alone Novel

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Secrets_&_Lies_Cover_for_Kindle   Secrets & Lies, Secrets Duet book 2

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#Next

I’ve been using the hashtag #Next for a while now. If you don’t know what’s happening, I’m releasing a new book. Let me tell you a little about it…

Next is the first in a series of 3 novels, the Kiss Series. Each book can be read on their own, in any order you choose. Characters will overlap a little but the focus will we on a different set of characters in each book.

Next is Reagan and Luke’s story. It goes a little something like this…

 

What if one kiss could change everything?

It did, for Reagan Brooks. Her fascination with Luke Evans went from a school-girl crush to heart-wrenching love in an instant. Then he left town, leaving a starry-eyed Reagan in his wake. No one will ever be good enough. No kiss will ever compare to his. Reagan’s standards are high. When someone doesn’t meet them, she moves on.

“Next in line, please.”

Moving through life with unrealistic expectations can be damaging. Letting those expectations go… It’s in that moment we find out who we are and what we really want.

 

I’m really excited about this book. I fell instantly in love with the idea and put everything else on hold to work on it. Of course, I hope you love their story as much as I do.

Earlier this week I sent Next to my editor. Once those wheels were in motion I knew that I had a few decisions that I needed to make. First, when was I going to release the book. Second, where was I going to release it. Tough decisions, both of them, but I was mainly focused on the “where” aspect.

After going back and forth, and back and forth again, I’ve decided to release Next ONLY on Amazon. For those of you that are part of Kindle Unlimited, this means you’ll be able to read Next for FREE.

The “when” part wasn’t a cake walk. I wanted to make sure that I gave my editor, myself, my formatter and my cover designer enough time. So…

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September 1st is the big day!

That seems like forever away but I know that the time will fly right by. Plus, I’ll keep busy with edits and I’m still working on Saving Bliss. I promise to get that finished one day. Bliss is still being a b***h when it comes to wanting her story her way and not mine. Characters can be like that sometimes. I apologize for her, of course.

Since it’s still 8 weeks away, I thought I would give you a few teasers to tide you over. Enjoy!

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As always, to get the exclusive content that you desire, from Next, Saving Bliss and other upcoming projects, you should sign up for my monthly newsletter. Don’t worry, I won’t spam you. I don’t really have the time to be honest. 🙂

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A dangerous game has begun.

If you’ve read any of my books you know that I like to make you swoon over my characters, cry for them and with them. I want you to embrace the story and the characters. I want you to do the same with this book but I thought it was only fair to warn you, Dark Bishop is a little different…

A dangerous game has begun.

“Sydney, order up for table two!”

Who knew the road to Hollywood would be so glamorous. I’ve been working in this diner for months. My feet hurt. My arms ache. But slowly, I’m putting money away. I’ll get to California. I refuse to wind up like my mother.

Head down. Work hard. Save money. It’s all going according to plan, until Jake Bishop walks in to the diner…

In his game, everyone’s a pawn…

“Can I get you anything else, gentlemen?” she asked with a smile.

I had to touch her. I had to have her. Girls like Sydney are rare. And I will make her mine—whatever the cost. No one will get in my way.

 …and he’s never lost a game.

I wrote Dark Bishop with my bestie (yes, her again) Casey Bond. DB is a serial series. For those of you that are not familiar with that term (as I wasn’t until about six months ago) it’s pretty simple. A serial series is similar to a mini series on television. You get a few different “episodes” if you will that each build on the last to make the entire series. DB is the same concept.

There are five mini books that MUST be read in order. Each book builds from the last, picking up right where the other one left off.

Dark Bishop is just as it sounds. It’s dark. The plot will keep you guessing. There are twists and turns that neither of us saw coming as we wrote it. (It was fun.)

Casey and I revealed the covers for the first four parts in the series. I’m going to share them with all of you in case you missed it.

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part 3 threat    part 4 trap

 

Now, there is still one more part… part 5. We’ll be revealing the cover for the last move in the game later on.

Part 1: Pawn releases on 4/29. Here are your preorder links…

Amazon US: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00T17UU6M
Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00T17UU6M

Part 2: Swindle releases 4/30.

Part 3: Threat releases on 5/1.

Part 4: Trap releases on 5/2.

Preorder links for the these parts will be available soon.

ALL parts are only 99 cents each BTW!

If you haven’t caught the theme of the book, I’ll give you a hint…

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And finally, a few teasers for all of you.

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Don’t forget to preorder your copy of Part 1: Pawn today. Why wait?

NYR POST #1

In sticking with my New Years resolution of posting more…

So, lets start out with a little bit of news. I actually have TONS of news but I don’t want to give it all up in one post. Then I might not have anything to say for a while and my resolution will die. Anyway…

Who doesn’t love the inside scoop? Well, that’s what I have for you today folks!

As many of you already know, my bestie in life is the amazingly talented Author Casey Bond. Well, her amazing talent and my amazing talent are about to merger.

In the year 2015 (I would tell you the month, even the day, if I knew but I don’t and truthfully couldn’t even guess if I wanted to) Casey and I will be publishing our first book together. This is very exciting for me because there is nothing greater in my mind than to get the opportunity to work with Casey.

I want to tell you about our dirty little secret project but I can’t. That’s why we are calling it a secret. I guarantee that as the project moves along, there will be hints and teasers that may just pop up from time to time. Maybe here, maybe on FB. You never know.

If you’re not following me on FB – why not? Click the like button to the right of this post and get with the times.

If you’re not following Casey on FB – again, why not? Click here to follow her.

One, or both of us, will be spill the secret eventually. You never know when…

A view from the OTHER side

Well, I’ve finally decided that there will be a new addition to the Holding On family!!!

Yes, Brad will be getting his own book.

There have been a number of you that have been asking for his story, wanting to know how he ends up, where he goes and what he does. I guess I’m a people pleaser because that’s exactly what I’m going to give you. Every exciting moment that happened between him and Becca. The “behind the scenes” look into why he reacted the way he did to the things that happened. You’re going to see what drove him to move across the country and what drove him to lock himself in the bathroom with Becca.

Oh yeah! You’re also going to find out how his story ends. I think that’s what is the most exciting part for me. I get to write where I want him to end up, who I want him to end up with and where I want his relationship with Becca to go. I have no idea how it’s going to end at the moment but I get excited just thinking about all the possibilities.

I almost forgot!

You probably want to know what it’s going to be called, right?

flawed reality

Flawed Reality: Brad’s Novella

Coming End of Summer 2015

The final book in the Holding On series (maybe – I’ve said this before)

Saving myself and Saving Bliss

I think all authors go through it once in a while – writers block. I’ve been dealing with it since I wrapped up Secrets & Lies back in July. Talk about depressing and annoying and a HUGE issue when I have a book that I want to work on but can’t seem to get in touch with.

So, what did a great friend and fellow author recommend when I asked what to do?

Give up!

Not on books. Not on writing. Not on being a successful author.

She told me to give up trying to force the issue. That when I was ready, my characters would start speaking to me like they use to and I would get back on track. I knew she was a wise lady.

Well, a few weeks ago I started to hear whispers. Then, last week the voices were a little louder and I was able to finish my outline for Saving Bliss. A few days ago, I wrote some of their story again for the first time in months – 149 days to be exact. (if I calculated that correctly)

Today, I wrote a little bit more and for the remainder of the month, I’ve scheduled time to keep writing, a little at a time. I’m still not going to push it. I’m still going to listen to them without asking questions. I’m still going to let them dictate the pace. Why? Because so far, it seems to be working and I’m FINALLY writing again.

It’s funny that NOW I’m writing again. I went back to my high school last month and gave a presentation to a short stories class for a former teacher and mentor of mine. I can’t help but wonder if some of this stemmed from the amazing support I felt from that group of kids that didn’t know anything about me but wanted to know more than time would allow me to tell them. I can’t help but wonder if all of this stemmed from me doubting myself and that feeling like I was doing something important, that I was actually touching lives, helped the clouds to clear a little and the fog to lift.

Whatever it was that allowed me to hear Bliss and Owen again, I could not be more thankful.

Like I said, I’ve only written a little but I would love to share it with all of you.

Staring down the barrel of a gun has never been on my to-do list. Unfortunately, it never needs to be if I make it out of this alive. They say that your life flashes before your eyes. They’re wrong. I’m not thinking about my life at this moment. I’m not thinking about what will happen next. I’m frozen, my eyes fixated on the cold metal that’s pointed directly at me. The shiny gray that’s catching the light and making the gun look soft and smooth, less scary in a way, but scarier at the same time.

No, I’m not thinking about the life I’ve lived up to this point or even the life that I’ll miss out on should his finger flinch. I’m thinking about how the hell I’m going to get out of this situation and praying that I’m able to. I’m willing myself to look around, to look away from the gun, to look for something that might help me, or someone that might take pity on me.

I wonder where Owen is. He was paid to protect me and he’s failed. I should have known he would fail. After all, I didn’t exactly make it easy for him to keep me safe. Now, I’m wishing that I had listened to him more. That I had heeded his advice. We never listen to the ones we love.

The gun moves, the light reflecting in my eye, and I attempt to scream. My lips tear at the duct tape that’s covering them but no sounds comes out. My heart is racing and breathing is becoming difficult. I breathe deeply through my nose, trying to calm down but it’s not use. I’m not going to be able to calm down. Not until my situation changes. Not until I know that I will survive this. Not until I see his face again and he tells me that everything is going to be alright.

I squeeze my eyes closed and pray. I pray for a miracle that I don’t believe will happen. I need to believe that it’s possible. I need to keep my focus on getting the hell out of here. I need to stay calm and breathe. Inhale. Exhale. Inhale. Ex-

“Owen!”

“Hey beautiful. What are you doing in this horrible place?” His voice is so soft, only above a whisper, but I can hear him.

“He took me. I’m so sorry. I should have listened to you. You were right.” My voice is shaky but loud.

“I know.” I wait for him to say more but he doesn’t.

“What do you mean? You knew he was going to take me? You know where I am?” I’m frustrated and I know that he can hear it in my voice.

Owen grins at me. His lopsided, sexy-as-hell, grin that makes my heart swoon. I allow myself to smile on the inside but not visibly. I don’t want him to know that he’s getting to me. I don’t want him to know how I feel about him. Things would get too complicated between us.

What am I thinking? Nothing can get more complicated than the situation I’m in right now. The only way I’m going to get out of this situation is with Owen’s help. I need him now more than ever. He has to know that without me saying it out loud.

I look up and we make eye contact. I’m staring into his baby blues and he’s staring back at me. The moment he sees the need in my eyes I see it. His eyes go dark as if the storm that’s raging inside him has just broken free. Now I allow myself to smile. That storm is my hope. That storm is the only hope I have of getting out of here alive, of being rescued.

“Take me home, Owen. Please.” It’s all I can think to say.

That’s when he turns his back to me and starts to walk away. Where’s he going? Why isn’t he taking me with him? The farther he gets from me the more I want to shout at him to come back but I’ve lost my voice. No, the tape is on my mouth again.

“Wake up bitch!” I hear the words just as I feel something hard hit the side of my head.

I open my eyes to find the gun is still pointing at me. The sleek gun-metal gray shining in the light, taunting me. It was just a dream. Owen isn’t here to rescue me. He might not even know where I am. I have no idea where I am. What I do know is that he’s my only chance to get out of here alive.

I look up at him, past the gun, and right into his eyes. I see the devil staring back at me. How was I naive enough to trust him? How did I not see this coming? Was my desire to hide my feelings for Owen so strong that I was willing to look past every warning he gave me?

Cover Reveal Day!!!

I’ve been waiting for this day to arrive for a while now and I’m so glad that it’s FINALLY here. Before I show you the cover for Secrets & Lies (or you can scroll down to the bottom of this post if you are impatient like I am), I need to thank a handful of bloggers for supporting the book.

The following blogs have recently reviewed A Secret Life AND agreed to review Secrets & Lies by the time it releases on 8/22. ONLY 3 MORE WEEKS!!!

A Book Vacation

Gin’s Book Notes

Amazeballs Book Addicts

Breny’s Book Blog

So Many Books, So Little Time

Mystic Reviews

Love Us Some Books

My Secret Book Spot

Two Ordinary Girls & Their Books

Sweet Yet Naughty Book Blog

 

Go give their pages a like and tell them that I love them. Without the support of the amazing bloggers above, Indie authors wouldn’t be where they are today.

On top of that, the following blogs have agreed to do a cover reveal for Secrets & Lies today on Facebook of their personal blog website.  Go show them some love and like their post for me.

Breny’s Book Blog

Dowie’s Place

The Violet Hour Book Review

Book Junkie Not So Anonymous

Comfortably Read

Paisley Reader

Novelty Books

Book Whisperer

Panty Dropping Book Blog

Book Worms United

Amazeballs Book Addicts

Two Ordinary Girls & Their Books

Sweet Yet Naughty Book Blog
Casey Bond, Jennifer Matusik Ingman, Giana Racine, Marnie Warren, Laura Collins, Laura Dogsmom, Ashley Ragsdale and Brenda Knees.Those are just a few of the people who have made Secrets & Lies into the wonderful story that it is.  Without the feedback I received from my beta readers, my bestie, my PA and, of course, my fabulous editor, I may never have been able to finish the book and it may never have reached any of you.  I have a wonderful team behind me that supports me every step of the way and they need to be recognized.  So a HUGE Thank You to the following people…

 

Now, to finally get to what you have all been waiting for…

 

Secrets & Lies, a companion novella to A Secret Life

“He wants me.  He wants all of me.  What he doesn’t know is that 90% of what I tell him is the truth.  The other 10% is all secrets and lies.”

MAGDELYN BECKER lost her entire family when she was seventeen.  Ever since, she’s avoided relationships at all costs: personal, physical and emotional.  She doesn’t trust anyone and won’t allow herself to get close enough to create a connection.  It’s the way she is – take it or leave it.  Her new job as an FBI agent has her letting her guard down, and letting the wrong person into her life, her mind and her heart.

TAYLOR DONOVAN is sexy, powerful and dangerous for Maggie’s heart.  He doesn’t show emotion and can spot an agent a mile away.  The thought of her being an FBI agent is the farthest thing from his mind when he lays eyes on Maggie Becker.  She’s beautiful, sweet and brutally honest, and honesty is not something Taylor is used to in his business.  It’s her beauty which blinds him though, and it might be what costs him everything, including his heart.

No one can be honest 100% of the time, not even Maggie.  It’s her job to lie to Taylor.  It’s her job to break him down and then bring him down.  The only problem is she has to do it without Taylor realizing it’s happening.  After all, Taylor Donovan is supposed to be dead.  The FBI shouldn’t be looking for him.

 

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I hope you all love it as much as I do. Don’t forget, we are having a party to celebrate the release on 8/22/14 on Facebook. Everyone is welcome to come. Just click HERE and it will take you to the party!

Want to add Secrets & Lies to your TBR list on Goodreads? Click HERE.

Sneak Peak… Another one!

So, it’s been a while and I think that after all the Facebooking and Tweeting that I have done lately that all those that ‘follow’ my blog or ‘like’ my Facebook page deserve a little sneak peak into what they are ‘liking’ or ‘following’.  I would want to know more, but I also tend to be one of those people who wants to know everything that is going on around her… it’s who I am and I have never denied it.  I’m nosy, plain and simple.  You could try to say that I just like to be involved or included but that would be stretching the truth A LOT.

So, anyway.  Back to the real reason you are probably reading this.  You want a sneak peak into what’s in the book.  There are a very select few people who have had the distinguished pleasure of reading it already.  I was going to ask one of them to suggest what part to post but I figured that they would want me to give away the best parts and I just can’t do that.  Who would go out and buy the book if I gave the highlights away for free?  There would be no point in reading it.

So, I am giving you a pretty important part but unless you’ve read the other sneak peaks you probably won’t understand it.  Hint Hint… go read the other ones first.  I will wait…

I rummaged around in my bag for the bottle of water I had left from lunch and finished it in just a few gulps. By the time I looked up to say thank you to Ethan, he was only inches from me, and his eyes were locked on mine. I backed up to get away from him, but he followed. Eventually, my back hit the fencing, and I had nowhere to go. His breathing was labored, and mine fell in stride with his. I was at a complete loss for words, and his eyes were doing all the communicating for him.

As he leaned down toward my mouth, I found myself leaning in to him. When our lips met, it was like an electric charge. We both pulled back instantly, but just as quickly, our lips met again, hungrier this time. It only lasted a few minutes, but even after he pulled away, I could still feel his lips on mine. His hands were burning against the bare skin of my hips. I found myself wanting more, but he pulled away completely.

He stepped back, and all I could do was stare. His eyes looked different. The green that I found myself getting lost in was not there anymore. His eyes had grown dark with need. It scared me just a little to think that I may be looking at him the same way. I had only known him, really known him, for a couple of hours, but it felt like longer. Those things that seem important—the little things people know about each other after years of friendship—were not important in that moment. The only thing I wanted from him right then was another kiss.

 

Hope you enjoyed it.  I am going to try to publish another in a few weeks.