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Friday, May 29, 2015

Addison Kline's Black Horse ♞Review♞


Title : BLACK HORSE
Author : Addison Kline
Genre : Romantic Suspense
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“What would you do if the only man you ever loved was the son of the man that murdered your parents?”
In Addison Kline’s fiery romantic suspense novel, Averi Ford’s future
collides with her past with ferocious intensity. Averi Ford and Colt
McClain have loved each other since they were children. They both come
from a broken past. Colt’s mother died when he was young, and Averi’s
parents were taken from her at the tender age of five. The same man is
responsible for both of their broken childhoods: Tom “Black Horse”
McClain. He also happens to be Colt’s father. Now twenty years after the
crimes that fractured both of their hearts, Black Horse is getting out
of jail and he’s coming after the girl who testified against him: Averi,
herself. Colt wants to hide her, but Averi refuses to run.
“Our past does not own us, and we owe it to our hearts to show the world
that love can arise from the darkest of places. We just have to survive
Black Horse to tell the tale.”











Black Horse was a dark passionate read. This is truly one of those books where the sins of the father fall on the son, but the father comes back to make it even worse. The hate between characters was intense as was the passion between Averi and Colton. A relationship that should never have happened but is what both victims needed. It was hard to believe Averi kept her brothers in the dark about her relationship secret with Colton considering everyone seemed to know about it. 

The characters were well developed
and if I wasn't fighting with them then I was feeling like a voyeur as they were steaming up windows. This book is not for the faint of heart. It is tough and gritty. Made my heart pound and made my chest hurt. When the devil is loosed no one is safe. I recommend it to those who like a dark spice to their romance!
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Addison Kline is an award winning, best selling novelist who writes mystery,
psychological thrillers and romantic suspense novels. She lives in
Pennsylvania with her husband, their sons and two rambunctious dogs.
Addison has had a love affair with the written word since before she
entered school. Her grandmother taught her the glory of taking an
adventure in the pages of a book. When Addison isn’t writing, you can
find her reading, going for an adventure with her sons, or traveling
with her family.
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Thursday, May 28, 2015

Ellyn Oaksmith's 50 Acts of Kindness ✱Interview✱Review✱Giveaway✱

50 Acts of Kindness
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Being overly kind isn't in Kylie Harrow's nature. This has never been more evident than when Kylie vents her frustrations to an innocent employee—and the whole scene is posted online, tanking her career and earning her the dubious distinction of "World's Worst Boss." But when she flees home to the South, Kylie finds her childhood home has changed. The high school quarterback is now the hot and handsome sheriff. Her mother has turned her home into a nudist colony. And worst of all, having heard about her daughter's exploits, her mother won't let her in the door until Kylie completes fifty kind acts in fifty days.

The task seems easy enough at first—and may even help repair her media image—but it quickly turns into a hilarious quest that leads Kylie down a bumpy road filled with new challenges. What started as a gimmick to save her career evolves into a mission to save a spunky old woman and her little dog from homelessness. As Kylie learns about the nature of kindness, she finds the path to happiness and, for the first time ever, maybe even love. 




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Kylie: Worst Boss Ever....caught on video, bitter, angry New Yorker

Chet: Sheriff in Kylie's small home town, trained EMT, patience of a Saint, wants Kylie flaws and all

50 Acts of Kindness started off a little slow for me, but once she gets into Acts of Kindess thing it picks up pace. She is really really bad at it!! It is painful! This book is wonderfully written to show a woman who went through a painful childhood and became a bitter hateful bitch to someone a lot kinder and notices when someone needs kindness. It shows her growth as well as her reconnecting with her Mother who OMW is a character!! She is a huge surprise! 

Chet has a sweet spot for Kylie even with her attitude. He keeps coming back but even he has his limits and she runs the chance of chasing him off for good. Kylie starts making YouTube videos of her 50 Acts just to counter act the bad video of her, but then the videos become her way of expressing herself. They become real. When she meets Margaret things change for Kylie. But the question remains will she want to stay for Chet. 

After reading this book it was a beautiful romance but it was also very thought provoking. I couldn't help but wonder how doing my own 50 Acts would affect me. Would I find them hard, easy, would I even finish it. I simply loved how it made me feel after reading as much as it made me feel during the reading. Even a couple weeks later I'm still thinking on it. If I ever get up the nerve to try it I will be sure to let the author know and give her credit. She has hit a spot with this book and with her amazing characters who let me just say have some serious life to them and her very unique story I wont be forgetting it any time soon. I highly recommend this to anyone looking for a good romance with a lot of thought provoking insight and lots of laughs!
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"We are a technology marketing company. People don't want to see our underwear or ultrasounds or try to run a meeting while you jump up to pee."
"I'm due in two weeks."
Her whine was still grating on my nerves, but my recorded words sliced like knives. Was I the equivalent of that rooster my mom had that pecked at the hens? One morning mom found him dead, pecked to death. I thought, "Please do not let this be my barnyard reckoning," even though things were clearly sliding in that direction.
On screen I plowed forward. "I cannot do your job and mine. It's killing me. I need you on the ground running. Oh no wait, you can't run. Which is why you missed the flight to Miami where you got 'dehydrated.'" I did air quotes around "dehydrated."
Holy cow. I was so angry it blinded me to very fact she was recording.
"I was dehydrated."
We were both so very tired. "Which is why you ended up lounging in Miami while I ran yet another meeting solo. I stayed up until three a.m. doing the PowerPoint you'd forgotten."
"I ended up in the hospital."
"And missed the flight back to New York and yet another day of work. If you are dehydrated, drink water. It's not rocket science!"
I remembered this day clearly. Sleep-deprived from a red eye, I'd left Betsy in New York, begging her to prep for a meeting the following day. When I got back, the slides weren't ready. She'd gone home. I'd miss another night's sleep to finish them.
It was the perfect storm, and she'd caught it.
I leaned forward to downsize the screen. "2.7 million views?" She'd titled it "World's Worst Boss?!" There were lots of comments, many expletives, and a passionate, nine exclamation points in a row.
Bob dug a crust from his eye. "It's not something to be proud of."
My mind raced. How to spin this before he threw something out? I managed a casual shrug. "I'm in marketing. I can't help it."
"This makes us look so bad."
It was crunch time. There was no room for complaints or excuses. "Does it though? Does it? What I see is that we expect a certain professionalism and energy from our employees, a requirement that, pregnant or not, they perform to the best of their abilities." My delivery was very rough, but it was a message she needed to hear." He wasn't buying. I grabbed for a straw. "Isn't posting this on YouTube a violation of my privacy?"
"I don't know," Bob said wearily. "That's 2.7 million negative hits with MLJK's name attached."
My heart clenched. I needed a cigarette. Now. "Whatever happened to 'any publicity is good publicity'?"
He ignored my lame joke. "She's threatening to file suit. I checked with legal. We can tie her up in court, but the claim is legit."
I inhaled sharply, forgetting, in my growing panic, to exhale.
"Breathe, Kylie."
"S-s-suing us?" Great, now I was stuttering.
"You called her fat. She says you created an unhealthy work environment."
My jaw dropped. This was not the time to point out that, as a former chubette, I never, ever use the F-word. "The operative word here is work. I was running on vapors."
Bob got up and looked out the window at his fabulous view. "Stella, by the way, corroborates everything you've said." My eyebrows shot up in alarm. "Yes, I've talked to her. I've talked to a few people, but the point is that sooner or later we all have to deal with this. Pregnant women deserve…" He stared off into the silver buildings and cloudless sky. When I'd entered, the view had felt empowering. Now it was an invitation to jump. "Latitude. We are a family-friendly company."
I snickered bitterly. MLJK years were dog years. Most of the senior partners were divorced. "And what about women who aren't ever going to have children? We just put up and shut up?" I knew this sounded whiney, but I couldn't help myself. I felt like a tightrope walker studying the tiny figures below, waiting for me to fall. Then it struck me. I felt like this most of the time.
He gazed at me, his eyes weary. "Come on. You're what, not even thirty? You don't know that." Bob was still in his marriage of origin.
"Look at me Bob. My relationships have the longevity of a fruit fly. I have nothing left at the end of the day." I have nothing left right now.
"Maybe it's time to branch out."
Clearly he pitied Betsy. It was time to grab the controls. "I can fix this. I can smooth things out. Get my assistant her own assistant. At least until she's had it."
"Her baby is not an it," he snapped.
"Did I say 'it'?" I'd been talking so quickly. It? Good move Kylie.
"Yes," Bob said quietly, losing his starch. Crossing his arms he glanced at a framed photo: a gap-toothed, pig-tailed toddler on a swing, pushed by his beaming, very pregnant wife. "You're going to have to leave until this dies down."
For a second I felt nothing but a weight pressing on the top of my head, a dull ringing in my ears. "This isn't Survivor. You can't let random strangers on YouTube vote me off because I lost my temper."
"They're not. Lance is."
The CEO? I was in a tippy canoe, and by golly, there went my paddle.
I made a tiny bubble of an objection as I sank. "She wasn't doing her job."
"Effective immediately," he said. I knew what preceded those two words. Terminated.
This wasn't a break.
This was permanent.



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What is your favorite thing about writing Romance? Do you enjoy writing other genres?

Writing romance is great fun because there is always a happy ending. Also, I’ve been happily married for 20 years and I’m living proof that true love exists. Much of my marriage is based on a shared sense of humor, or at least that we make each other laugh. It’s great fun to infuse my books with that spirit; the sense of come what may, a great couple can always laugh.  I also love writing women’s fiction. My book Family Secrets has much darker theme even though it’s quite funny. But there’s no clear cut happy ending. It simply didn’t make sense for the plot, which didn’t make the publisher of my first book very happy. But every book has its own challenges and rewards. But I do enjoy romance because happy endings are so rare in real life.

How do you decide on your cover?

When I have a chance for some input, well, I’m horrible. Gemma Halliday, 50 Acts of Kindness’ publisher, is a saint. When I sent some images I thought would work, the cover the artist put together some covers that I didn’t like. All of them were exactly what I’d asked for. My oldest daughter, who is 17 and already quite talented at graphic design, came up with the concept. The cover artist went off her idea; coming up with so many wonderful variations it was hard to just pick one. I did have a vague idea what the font should look like because I adore the recent covers of Jojo Moyes books. But honestly, if I were a cover artist, I wouldn’t want to work with me. There is nothing worse than someone who doesn’t like something but can’t tell you why. That’s me.

Do your main characters have a real life inspiration?

Boy, that’s a great question for this book. I’ve always been adamant that no, everything I write is fiction but this one is completely autobiographical in an emotional sense, not plot-wise. When I went off to college I’d been eating dinner with a group of women when one finally said, “No one wants to sit by you because you’re mean.”  My jokes were mean-spirited, my observations too sharp-tongued and this girl had the guts to tell me. It was a real wake up call. I’d been raised to think that in private you could talk this way and it didn’t hurt people.  My parents are lovely, giving people but back then their sense of humor was occasionally quite wicked in private.  I suppose we’ve all changed.

What author do you admire most?

I can’t really pick one. Mark Twain for his humor. Alice Munro because every word she writes is perfect. Shakespeare. Contemporary writers would include Jojo Moyes, Cecilia Ahern, Gillian Flynn, Stephen King, Gabrielle Zevin.  I love everything Jo Nesbo has written. The Son is just a perfect thriller.  I can’t read as much romance as I’d like because my brain keeps spinning as I look at the plot and writing and I can’t relax, which is kind of pathetic.

What are you working on now? What is your next project?

I’m three quarters into writing a very different kind of book for me. It’s a love story about a young lesbian (18) in Aberdeen, Washington, where Nirvana is from. She’s nominated for prom queen as a mean joke. Then she realizes she does want to win and promises the kids that she’ll get Nirvana to play at prom. In the process she falls in love with a girl, which is very, very difficult because the girl isn’t out yet, nor does she want to be. I had a hard time delving into the love story because I’m straight. There was quite a bit of fear of getting it wrong. Once I let go of that, it all just came very naturally. A love story is a love story. It’s very challenging to write a kid who is being bullied. I hate writing those scenes. They exhaust me. But I do love writing teens. They can say anything and get away with it.

Is there one subject you would never write about as an author? What is it?

Child abuse. Enough said.

Have you ever had writer's block? What is your best cure if you have? Or how do you keep it at bay?

Yes I have. Sometimes it’s turned into depression, which I can only see after the fact. The worst thing about it is that I force myself to keep writing, even if it’s awful and I know it. If I didn’t write, I’d be focusing on being “blocked” which is a self-fulfilling prophecy. A doctor might not feel empathetic anymore but he or she has to turn up and work. A clerk might be sick of people or a teacher might decide they hate kids.  But you still have to show up, right? So that’s what I do. Even if I hate every second, I show up and work.

Do you have a movie you love to watch over and over? Which one scares you so much you can't sleep?

Every year I make my family watch Breakfast at Tiffany’s and eat pizza. It’s a lovely tradition that even my teens admit to enjoying. This spring I was lucky enough to visit Tiffany’s near Central Park. Oddly enough it wasn’t the jewelry that moved me – it was the craftsmanship of the building interior.  Halloween traumatized me as a teen. Now I find it just about the perfectly constructed thriller. If a movie looks terrifying, I don’t watch it. I’m a chicken.

How much research do you usually do for a book? What is your biggest research gathering tool?

I do situational research, as needed. When I am coming up with a plot; I make the facts fit the plot. Then I do research, sometimes talking to people, sometimes on the internet, to make my plot fit with reality. Quite often an editor tells me that I got it wrong, bless their hearts, so I go back and fix it. I write very fast and tend to have a lot of cleaning up and fact-fixing to do afterwards. It’s the most tedious part of writing. Every book I promise myself that I’ll clean as I go. I never learn.

Do you read your reviews? Do you ever respond to them if you do? And if you do read them do you take anything away from the readers praise and criticism?

I sometimes read reviews, when I have time. I come from a screenwriting background, which means I am used to getting criticism, quite frequently from other writers and or studio execs.  The praise is of course, lovely, but if I see the same thing over and over in criticism, I do take that to heart. I am an entertainer. Even Shakespeare didn’t consider himself to be a literary writer, just a hack with a pen. So if that was his perspective, I certainly can take a few hits and gratefully listen. 

What has been the toughest criticism given to you as an author? What has been the best compliment?

Probably with my first book; some people just didn’t get it. (Adventures with Max and Louise) It is a comedy about a woman with talking breast implants. The reader either suspends their disbelief and enjoys it or doesn’t, which makes it a pretty rough read. The best compliment was from the very first reader of this book. She called me and told me she just loved it. Then her aunt became an early reader who e-mailed me to tell me how reading 50 Acts of Kindness changed her life, making her nicer to her husband and family.  She helped me start the #50ActsofKindness movement, which has been such fun. So that was terrific.

Thanks for all these great questions. 





About the Author

Ellyn Oaksmith is an award-winning writer who began her career as a screenwriter in Los Angeles. Her first book, Adventures with Max and Louise, was published in 2012. Fifty Acts of Kindness is her third book. She's currently at work on her first YA novel, Chasing Nirvana. The best part of her work day is spent watching vintage YouTube footage of Nirvana concerts and calling it research.

Ellyn is part of the Girlfriends Book Club which has been featured in The New York Times and USA Today. She lives in Seattle with her family, a rescue dog and a rather rotund cat.
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Wednesday, May 27, 2015

T.K. Leigh's Chasing The Dragon ❤Review❥

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He’s trying to protect his heart… She’s a shell of the girl she once was… Can he chase away the demons threatening to destroy her?
Mackenzie Delano craves control. After tragedy strikes during her freshman year of college, she compensates for the helplessness she felt by micro-managing every aspect of her life, from her business life to her social life…to her love life. But she wasn’t expecting to cross paths with a mysterious man who seems to invade her every thought. Tyler Burnham has been living his life with one rule in mind…never fall in love. Focusing solely on his career, he is able to remain a detached observer of life… Until a case is dropped in his lap, forcing him to form an intimate relationship with a sharp-tongued woman in order to obtain the location of a man deemed an enemy of the State. When Tyler finds himself falling for Mackenzie, will he be able push his feelings aside and recover the information he needs? Or will he put the mission and their lives at risk to follow his heart? Chasing The Dragon is the first installment of a two part series of deception and betrayal where nothing is as it seems. ***Note - Chasing The Dragon is the first book in a two-book duet and is a spin-off of T.K. Leigh's USA Today Best Selling Beautiful Mess series. It is not necessary to have read that series in order to read this duet, but it will contain a mild spoiler from the third book in the Beautiful Mess
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“Dance with me, Mackenzie,” he said, holding my hand in his, sensually placing the other just below my hip bone. “What are you−” “Shhh…,” he admonished, expertly leading me in our dance, the band playing Cole Porter’s Every Time We Say Goodbye. “Just enjoy it and don’t think.” I simply nodded, turning my head to scan the restaurant. “Mackenzie, eyes on me. I need to know you’re with me.” I snapped my eyes back to his, my mouth slightly agape as my heart pounded in my chest. He was warm and spellbinding. The way he held me in his arms comforted me and made me feel as if they were made to hold me. “Are you with me?” he asked, raising his eyebrows. “Yes,” I said, my voice soft. He leaned toward me and the bit of stubble on his chin brushed my skin. “Yes what?” he whispered. “I’m with you.” The corners of his lips turned up slightly and there was a spark about him that wasn’t present yesterday. “I like the sound of that, Miss Delano.” He pulled me closer and I tilted my head to peer into his striking eyes, needing the connection I felt at that moment. It was unlike anything I had ever experienced, all because of a well-placed hand, a sinfully sexy voice, eyes that made me want to melt, and arms that felt like home. “Who would have thought that the Mackenzie whose lips I couldn’t stop seeing in my dreams last night would turn out to be Mackenzie Delano, proprietor of South Padre’s hottest new spot?” “How did−” “Shhh,” he said once more. “You think too much. Just enjoy the moment because it’s over once the band plays the final note to this melody.” I snapped my mouth shut, a strange awareness of loss washing over me at the prospect of this complete stranger walking away from me once the song came to an end, wondering if I would ever see him again. “You’re a lovely dancer, Miss Delano,” he commented. “Thank you,” I answered, unsure of whether to say anything further. He seemed to be in complete control of the dance, of his words…and of mine. And, for the first time, I was okay with someone else calling the shots. “You have a dancer’s body. I’m confident you’ve bewitched quite a few men with the way you can seamlessly navigate the dance floor.” He leaned toward me and whispered, “I must confess… You’ve bewitched me.” His voice was sweet as it crooned in my ear, and I was left a silent, blubbering mute, the sincerity in his declaration sparking a renewed sense of longing I had ignored for years. My breathing grew ragged, and I was unable to formulate any response. I simply lost myself in the moment of our dance, wanting his sensual words to ring in the recesses of my mind for all eternity. I wished I could have recorded his voice murmuring those endearing words to me so I could replay them over and over again when I needed to feel something I didn’t think I would ever feel again. He molded my frame to his, our bodies swaying to the classic tune, and began to sing along with the band. I imagined he was singing to me, and me alone. His voice was deep and guttural, but sweet as he leaned toward my neck and crooned the last verse into my ear. I closed my eyes, losing myself in his warmth, his voice, his everything. All too soon, the final note rang out, silence encompassing the room, but we continued to sway to the music in our heads, our rhythm perfectly in tune to each other. A loud drum kick echoed, startling me, and I opened my eyes, almost expecting it all to be a dream. But it wasn’t, and I was met with my mysterious stranger’s strong face. Time stood still as we simply stared at each other, neither one of us moving. I licked my dry lips, nerves causing my breathing to grow more intense and labored. He grabbed my hand and brought it to his soft lips, placing a kiss on it. The contact caused a rush of adrenaline to run through me. Before I could ask his name, he was gone, leaving me stunned and alone once more.



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Chasing The Dragon was nothing like I was expecting. It was full of twists and turns, action, fiery hot steam and heart pounding anticipation. It ends in one hell of a cliffhanger, and honestly I'm torn between wanting to rip my hair out over it and thanking T.K. Leigh for giving me a short reprieve to come to terms with what has happened and what I need.. WANT.. to happen next! Ms Leigh is a genius in riveting her readers, and I was no exception. She built the anticipation to heights I never dreamed were possible and when they fell BOOM. It was either a hard fall, a huge crushing blow or the most amazing thing in the world to read and experience through her words.

Each character was so well developed I felt like I had known them and they could cause me to hurt right with them. Mackenzie's reactions were my own and this is the true testament to descriptive writing and character building on Ms Leigh's part! Tyler is someone she never expected but he is also someone she desperately needs. His struggles with trying to stay impartial while trying to stay undercover are deeply felt as well. 

T.K. Leigh has amazing descriptive abilities. She captures the mood and the action in her writing that when I closed my eyes I could picture it with ease. The book came alive for me. This is one series I am near breathless with anticipation to get the next book. I very highly recommend this book to anyone looking for a heart pounding read that will leave you breathless.




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T.K. Leigh, otherwise known as Tracy Leigh Kellam, is the USA Today Best Selling author of the Beautiful Mess series. Originally from New England, she now resides in sunny Southern California with her husband, dog and three cats, all of which she has rescued (including the husband). She always had a knack for writing, but mostly in the legal field. It wasn't until recently that she decided to try her hand at creative writing and is now addicted to creating different characters and new and unique story lines in the Contemporary Romantic Suspense genre.
When she's not planted in front of her computer, writing away, she can be found running and training for her next marathon (of which she has run over fifteen fulls and far too many halfs to recall). Unlike Olivia, the main character in her Beautiful Mess series, she has yet to qualify for the Boston Marathon.



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Turns out I’ve been faking being an adult. My job? My apartment? The pretty life I've built? Let's just say I've made some mistakes. I'm knee-deep in the mess I've made when I find him. Tall, dark-haired, and rough around the edges. The boy I never noticed is all grown up, in all the right ways. And he's not about to let me forget it. He can try to pretend he's immune to our attraction. I'm trained in the art of persuasion and I love a challenge. But how can he know the answers to questions I haven't thought to ask? I’ve been putting out fires, fighting like crazy to get my life back on track. And this man? He acts like he knows who's holding the match. Maybe there's no such thing as mistakes. What if it's all just sabotage? 

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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

L.M. Preston's Double Trouble LUV



Title: Thundering LUV     
Author: L.M. Preston
Series: Summer LUV Series (#3)
Genre: YA Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Phenomenal One Press
Release Date: May 7 2013
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Sorina’s life has gone downhill. Helping her family regain all they’d lost weighed heavy on her mind. However, when her mother sacrificed their rent money for a ticket to an Amusement Park, Sorina felt things were changing. And it only got better. That day she’d met Tristan, who’d asked her for one small favor, one that would change her life forever.
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“I’m,” cough, “ok-ay now.” Several more coughs escaped as I held up my hand in surrender.
He started rubbing my back. Oh my God. I actually shivered. I don’t think I’ve ever been close up to any guy who looked this good, much less touched by one. My coughing stopped, but yeah, I faked a few more just because I didn’t want him to stop rubbing me.
“I’m sorry I caused your coughing fit. I shouldn’t have snuck up on you like that.”
I swallowed and released the breath I’d been holding. “Not a problem. I’m alright now,” I squeaked. No, please tell me, I didn’t just make that sound.
“You really okay?”
“Yes.” And I was staring again. He had to have the longest lashes I’d ever seen on a guy. His hair was that messy kind of wavy. It fell just so to the side just above his eyes. My fingers itched to touch it. His lips slim on the top and full on the bottom made me bite back the crazy notion to kiss him.
Then the side of his mouth kicked up in a smirk. “Can I ask you a big favor?”
“Anything.” Did that breathy answer just come through my mouth? Get a grip, Sorina. He is so out of your league.
“Are you sure about that? That’s giving a guy way too much to think about you know.” He laughed.

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L.M. Preston was born in Washington, DC.  She loved to create poetry and short-stories as a young girl.  A Techie and Educator for over sixteen years, she started writing science fiction under the encouragement of her husband who was a Sci-Fi buff and her four kids.  She has an obsessive desire to write and create stories of young people who overcome unbelievable odds.  She loves to write while on the porch watching her kids play or when she is traveling, which is another passion that encouraged her writing. In addition to being an author, she's also a Moderator for Yalitchat.ning.org, 2012 Vice President of Mid Atlantic Book Association and 2012 co-chair for the Maryland Writer's Conference.
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Summer LUV Series

The Pack Series

Bandits Series
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Purgatory Reign Series

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Explorer X Series