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RELEASE DATE: January 12, 2015
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secret It-Girl of fashion?
can’t even buy a coffee without finding her face on a magazine stand, so it’s
no wonder she’s launching her first fashion line in secret. With it debuting at
New York Fashion Week in just under a month, extra time in the spotlight is the
last thing she needs.
filling legendary shoes as the L.A. Vipers’ quarterback was inevitable for
Corey Jackson. So was meeting Leah Veronica—the first girl to hand him his ass
without putting a hair out of place.
his number one goal. But getting the sexy, over-confident footballer the hell
away from her becomes Leah’s—at least until she realizes the best way to do
that is to give him what he wants.
thrown into disarray.
worth running the extra yard to win the game they never meant to play.
hovering somewhere between cute and creepy, because she has the most adorable
little grin she shoots my way whenever I catch her looking. Crow’s feet appear
at the corners of her eyes, and her cheeks flush just a little.
dessert?” Leah sighs, taking Ada’s plate from in front of her.
looking genuinely confused.
“Hearing aid, Ada.”
She pulls out a small, nude-colored device and fits it to her ear. “Now, Lele,
what was that you were saying about hooking up with Bert?”
say anything about Bert. I asked you to stop looking at Corey like he’s
now.” Grace winks at me and stands.
her. “They eat, they drink, they go home.”
about ‘kids today.’
just don’t invite old people along.”
hasn’t said a fucking word to me since she rebuffed my offer of a date. Even
through dinner, she managed to contribute to the conversation without directing
a single sentence at me.
and put them in the dishwasher. Her dress rides up her legs, the hem hovering
at the very top of her thighs. If she bends over another half an inch, her underwear
will be fully exposed to me. So will her ass, and if she’s that kind of girl,
maybe her pussy, too.
there and see. I want to flick that stupid fucking dress up and see what kind
of underwear she wears, and if that doesn’t make me hard imagining it…
through the silence easily but sharply.
telling you to cut the crap an open invitation to ogle me?”
and leans over. “So why’ve you been looking at me all evening like I’m a math
puzzle you can’t figure out?”
“One night you don’t want me. The next, you’re in my arms, fucking whimpering
into my mouth. Then not even twenty-four hours later, you’re tellin’ me where
to go. That’s why I keep looking at you.” My eyes drop to her tits. “That and you’re
hot as hell.”
“Wow. And that right there is why I just told you ‘no’ when you asked me out.”
out to the back yard. “You’re the one sending me more messages than I can keep
“No. That’s the message, Corey, all right? I can’t go out with you. I cannot be
seen in public with you. I do not need the media craziness that will come with
being associated with you.”
getting a coffee, for fuck’s sake!”
fingers through her blonde hair. “I just don’t, okay?”
around her waist. “It’s dangerous for me, okay? I can’t explain why, so you
have to accept that as it is. You have to take my no for a no and just leave it
closer to her. She doesn’t move. “I wanted you the moment I saw you in the bar.
I wanted to fuck you, Leah. I still do. I’d love nothin’ more than to have your
body beneath mine right fuckin’ now. But you turned me down with that sassy
mouth of yours, and now I’m intrigued by you.”
without touching her. “I want to get under your skin, darlin’. I want to
consume you. Even if it’s only for a night. I want to finish what I set out to
start when I walked up to you in that bar.”
leave you alone, Leah. I will pursue you until I get what I want. Until I get
And I always get what I want.”
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A true friendship never dies.
Leisel and Evelyn lost everything. Husbands. Families. Friends. Lives that made sense. All they had left was each other, and a friendship that could withstand anything…
Even an apocalypse.
Until one fateful night, the marginal safety they’d come to rely on comes to a vicious and brutal end. With the help of Alex & Jami, both unlikely allies, Leisel and Evelyn are able to escape their shattered sanctuary only to find themselves face-to-face with a much altered, much crueler life where they have to find the way—and the will—to stay alive in a world they no longer recognize.
Traveling across a broken and infection-ridden country; the road-weary group are pitted against endless violence, improbable circumstances, and the ultimate loss.
Everything comes at a price—especially safety, the cost of which could very well strip them of the one thing they’ve tried so hard to cling to: their humanity.
Yet along with all the trials they’re forced to endure, there’s also hope in the form of love. Having loved Leisel from afar, Alex attempts to put the pieces of her fractured heart back together.
But in such a savage world, is there room for love?
In a place of nightmares-made-reality, where the living should be feared far more than the dead, an unbreakable friendship and a love amongst all odds can mean the difference between life and death.
There are friends…
And then there are Leisel and Evelyn.
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Lady Meredith Ann Merrick must not weaken against the temptation of Varian. He will be her ruin. Varian Morgan cannot indulge his yearning for his beautiful hostage. This wayward sprite can only become his destruction. Captive of desire, Meredith is swept away to America and into the arms of a man she cannot resist. Will love be enough to overcome her doubts, as Varian’s mystery only becomes more mysterious? Can passion bind two people trapped by secrets and the past? When unexpected events send Meredith and Varian back to England, they are forced to share with each other the secrets each have been desperate to keep in hiding. Reeling in shock, their histories linked in ways neither could have ever imagined, Varian forces Meredith into a marriage of necessity instead of a union of love. Unable to resist Varian’s seductive hold over her, is it possible that their unrelenting and fiery passion can bring Meredith to forgive the man who shattered her heart?
So I wasn’t going to review this book for a couple reasons… The first being that *gasp* I hadn’t read the first book in the series. BUT. I edit for Susan, which brings me to my second reason I wasn’t going to review. OF COURSE I’m biased. I edited the damn book Unless there are a ton of errors, than… Susan did it on her own and never sent it to me. :)
But seriously. Susan emailed and was like “hey ellie… throwing a historical fiction your way. Work bitch.” So I worked and worked because she is a slave driver. And next thing you know… I was fucking 100% submersed in Varian. Literally. I believe the term I used when someone asked how it was going was, “tell Susan I want to fuck Varian.”
Susan’s response? “Hey, any guy who can maintain a 41 page sex scene works for me.” A-fucking-men.
Okay, aside from hottie Varian and a 41 page sex scene (duh, I know you’re already sold with just that and are already off at Amazon buying)… this is an amazing historical, hot pirate, romance. Dude. I haven’t read historical romance in awhile, but those damn pirates really did me in.
This is such a well written book that I kept forgetting to edit. I had to message Susan and tell her sorry a million times it was taking so long because I would just be reading along and enjoying the story and forget I was supposed to do something with it. Darn. Rereading those sex scenes really sucked. All in a day’s work. *big sigh*
I really haven’t given you anything informative, have I? Coming in on the second book, yeah, a little lost. But that just means I’m buying the first one and reading. ASAP. The characters are real and so well developed. The story and scenes are all encompassing. Again, I kept getting lost in the story and dreaming I was sailing away on a pirate ship.
So yeah. Basically I guess I’m saying this one rocked. Rocked my pirate ship that is.
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Let’s face it… we should start this post with the most important part… the PLAYLIST to the No Weddings Series… hellooooo… Cade stopped by and talked to me about it….
No Weddings Series Playlist:
“Hello. Cade Michaelson here.” I kicked back, crossing my feet on Love N. Books’s coffee table. “The awesome Ellie asked for a peek into my music world, and I’m—”
Hannah cleared her throat. “Not your music world.”
I wrapped an arm around my girl. “Okay. Our music world. As anyone who’s met us knows, music is a big part of my life. Eclectic. Raw.”
“Anything that pisses your sisters off…” Hannah mumbled, fighting a smile.
“Two birds, one stone, Maestro.” I winked at her. “Hannah and I decided to list a few favorites. Some we’ve already shared, others we’ve played behind closed doors.”
“Or in closets…”
Fuck. I blew out a hard breath. “Right.”
Hannah blushed spectacularly, then straightened beside me. “Okay. I get to start.” She put her beer down and grabbed the pen from me, then sang into the top of it like the damn thing was a microphone. “Baaaby, I got sick this morning…” She swiped her bottle off the table and leaned back, a smug expression on her face. Then she wrote the song title on the list:
“Sexual Healing” by Marvin Gaye
I smirked. “Oh, so that’s how we’re gonna play this? Fine. You know I’ll do gutter, no problem. Remember the car ride from the airport?” I took the notepad from her and wrote the next song:
“Gotta Get Me Some” by Nickelback
“You sure that wasn’t the” —she coughed— “Hannah ride at the airport.”
I shrugged. “You started it.” Well, she did. And it was fucking amazing. Literally.
She tapped her fingers on my jeans. “Oh, I know.” She wrote out another song.
I leaned over and squinted, trying to place it.
She arched her brows and dropped me a deadpan look, that universal “you know” expression women have. Then she fired up her music app and started the song while I stared at the title.
Scream (acoustic) by Corey Gray
“Ohhh…the other night…” The sensual song played as images of her sexy-as-fuck body in various positions flashed in my mind.
She bit that luscious lip of hers and nodded.
I groaned. “When we…and you…twice…”
“Yep.” She smiled.
Damn. Yeah. That song. Definitely that song. “Okay. This.” I scrawled out the next.
“Right Round” by Flo Rida (Benny Benassi Remix Edit)
She huffed out a laugh. “From ‘The Hangover’ movie, right?”
“Tonight’s fantasy.” I ran a tongue over my teeth. “Oh, was this not a wish list?”
She arched a dark brow. “Oh, well then how about this?”
“Porn Star Dancing” by My Darkest Days
“Fuck, yeah. And this,” I added.
“Pony” by Ginuwine
She dropped that classic look at me again, then burst out laughing. “But we have to add in some others too. This can’t be all about sex.”
I debated that last comment in my mind but relented, wanting to see where we could take this. “Remember the first time I fucked up? I replayed this several times.”
“Hurricane” by Thirty Seconds to Mars
Her intense stare was filled with emotion. “When I laid in your bed, talking with you on the phone, missing you like crazy? I listened to this.”
“Wish You Were Here” by Incubus
I snapped my fingers. “The faux funeral. How about this one…”
“Crazy Train” by Ozzy Osbourne
She almost spit her beer out, laughing. “I’m having a pink taffeta flashback.”
“Sorry.” So not sorry.
“What about this song? It’s become one of my favorites.” She tucked the notepad close to her chest as she wrote, hiding it from me.
“What are you doing? This isn’t a test.” I leaned over, but she hid the thing from me like a champ.
Finally she turned it around.
A lump formed at the base of my throat. Valentine’s Day. The beginning. The end. And everything in between. “It’s one of my favorites too, Maestro.” Two lost souls had found each other to the music.
“Love is a Battlefield” by Pat Benatar
It would forever be our song.
“Thanks, guys. Thank you to Ellie and the wonderful crew at Love N. Books. We hope you enjoy the No Weddings Playlist as much as Hannah and I do.” Hannah nods as I squeeze her shoulder.
“And…have you pre-ordered your copy of Three Christmases yet?”
I narrow my eyes at the quiet ones, then smile. “Digital pre-orders are $0.99 and signed.”
Three Christmases Synopsis:
As the holiday season approaches in this fourth book in the No Weddings Series, Cade Michaelson strives to be better at balancing work and love, and Hannah Martin’s growing ability to trust is put to the test.
Lust and friendship brought us together, but with the increasing demands of my two businesses, Hannah’s thriving bakery, and our successful event-planning company, stability becomes my focus.
Then a once-in-a-lifetime career opportunity takes me to the West Coast, and everything goes into a tailspin.
Laughter, love, and excitement fill our lives, but Cade refuses to settle into the wonderful bliss we’ve found—he wants spectacular fireworks and an unshakable foundation. Driven like no one I’ve ever met, Cade insists a dream job across the country will be better for our future together, but I worry about whether we can survive the present apart.
When intimate time diminishes…and lives get more hectic…
Will a little bit of faith be all that it takes? Or will the sacrifice to get there be too great?
Award-winning author Kat Bastion teams with her husband, Stone Bastion, in this first book in the No Weddings Series about Cade Michaelson, a successful man with his sights set on a new venture in business, and Hannah Martin, the woman who makes it personal.
I think I have my act together as a successful bar owner, my master’s degree within reach, and a list of no-strings-attached women warming my bed. Turns out, I don’t.
Hannah believes she has safeguarded her wounded heart by shunning men and focusing on her new baking business. The thing is, she hasn’t.
When my three sisters and I form an event-planning business with Hannah as our baker, I have no idea how my life is about to change. As Hannah and I work closely together, the attraction between us becomes irresistible. And complicated. I’ve promised my sisters I wouldn’t mix business with pleasure. But I’ve never been one to follow the rules.
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The stakes climb higher in this second book in the No Weddings Series for Hannah Martin, a woman restrained by her past, and Cade Michaelson, the man who could help set her free.
I’m drawn to Cade as he charms his way into more of my life and offers me something I truly haven’t ever had: a friend. Yet his humor, patience, and drop-dead sexiness take my breath away, and I know my heart is at risk. I want to move forward but am terrified I can’t.
Cade seems to have it together from his own devastating heartache. His subtle actions, however, suggest a different story. And even though he says he wants more, I wonder if he’s able to trust in our developing relationship.
As we navigate through our tangled feelings, we vow to take it slow. Yet no matter how careful we try to be, things between us intensify—and there’s nothing we can do, or want to do, to stop it.
But the biggest question remains: Is chemistry enough to move beyond the past and toward a future together?
Two Bar Mitzvahs:
Summer heats up in this third book in the No Weddings Series, where Cade Michaelson strives to balance his and Hannah Martin’s new relationship with the growing demands of his financial success.
Waiting for Hannah has been the best and worst kind of torture. Now I can claim her as mine. We believe we’re done with the past and can move forward together.
Hannah grows stronger than ever as she trusts in me—trusts in us. And when obstacles appear, she shows a surprising fierceness that rivals my own.
However, all is not perfect in paradise. Things get chaotic while I try to juggle multiple businesses, an ex from hell, and a girlfriend I’d do anything to keep. And in the middle of the whirlwind, I recklessly think I can handle everything.
But when all the madness is over, will I have everything I want—will I still have Hannah?
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Kat Bastion with Stone Bastion Bio:
Award-winning and bestselling romance author Kat Bastion has teamed up with her husband Stone Bastion to create the new contemporary romance series No Weddings.
A few factoids about the writing team…
Kat enjoys her chocolate rich and dark, her music edgy and soul-filling, and her vacations exotic with toes dug into the sand. And she’s wildly, madly, deeply in love with Stone.
Stone likes pounding the trails on a mountain bike, vibrating the sound system with rock music, and down time spent on a stand up paddleboard. And he loves Kat wildly, madly, deeply…and then some.
Together, they’re having a blast bringing fun-filled romantic stories to life and hope you’ll join them in the exciting adventure.
Kat’s first published work, Utterly Loved, was a twentieth anniversary gift of love poems to Stone that they decided to share with the world to benefit charity. Net proceeds from Utterly Loved, and a portion of net proceeds from all their books, go toward charities involved in the fight against human trafficking.
Kat and Stone live amid the beautiful Sonoran Desert of Arizona. Visit their blog at http://www.talktotheshoe.com, website at http://www.katbastion.com, and their Twitter accounts at https://twitter.com/KatBastion and https://twitter.com/StoneBastion for more information.
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