Release Day Blitz: After Dark by M. Pierce

Friday, March 27, 2015



Title:   After Dark  (Night Owl Trilogy Book #3)
Author:   M. Pierce
Release Date: March 24, 2015
Genre:   Contemporary Erotic Romance

Synopsis
In the final novel of the Night Owl Trilogy from bestselling author M. Pierce, can a passion that has withstood many ordeals become a love strong enough to last a lifetime?

Matt Sky is trying to return to normal, having faked his death and come back to life. He and Hannah move back in together, and Matt attempts to put his demons to rest as they strive to grow their relationship into something durable and honest. But as the two become more and more entangled, and the heat between them intensifies in all the best possible ways, Matt's desire for Hannah ignites cravings he has kept at bay for a long, long time…
Hannah finally has the life she's always wanted: she's pursuing her career as a literary agent at Granite Wing Agency, she is writing her first novel, and she is living with her hot, passionate lover. But as Matt and Hannah explore a new intimacy, Hannah finds that there are parts of Matt--dark, wild, uncontrollable parts--that he has yet to show her…that he has yet to show anyone…Under the surface of Matt and Hannah's domestic bliss, deeply buried secrets burn, and all of a sudden, the least foreseen obstacle threatens to shatter everything they've worked so hard for.

Amazon:    http://www.amazon.com/After-Dark-Night-Owl-Trilogy-ebook/dp/B00JTIOXN4/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1402615237&sr=8-1&keywords=last+light+m+pierce

Other Books in the Trilogy:
Title:   Night Owl (Night Owl Trilogy Book #1)
Author:   M. Pierce
Genre:   Contemporary Erotic Romance

Synopsis
"Tautly written, complex, and vibrating with a dark sensuality that will have you at once blushing and anxious. You'll think you have this book pegged . . . but you'll be wrong."—Christina Lauren, New York Times, USA Today, and international bestselling authors of The Beautiful Bastard series

From bestselling ebook author M. Pierce comes the first novel in a provocative erotic trilogy where an anonymous online writing partnership turns into an uncontrollable, passionate obsession

At twenty-eight, Matt Sky has the perfect life. He has a beautiful girlfriend, a massive inheritance, and four national bestsellers -- all penned under his airtight alias, M. Pierce.

At twenty-seven, Hannah Catalano is a train wreck. Her boyfriend is a deadbeat and her job is abysmal.

Matt and Hannah meet online as writing partners. Their relationship is safe, anonymous, and innocent...

Until Matt sees a picture of Hannah. Hannah's picture sparks an attraction Matt is powerless to ignore. When circumstance brings Matt and Hannah together, the strangers begin a love story that's passionate, poignant, unforgettable, and unstoppable.



Title:   Last Light  (Night Owl Trilogy Book #2)
Author:   M. Pierce
Release Date: October 28, 2014
Genre:   Contemporary Erotic Romance

Synopsis
Tensions rise, secrets grow bigger, and passions run deeper—and hotter—in Last Light, the second novel of the Night Owl Trilogy from bestselling author M. Pierce.

Matt Sky is missing. After a solo ascent of Longs Peak that left only a large blood stain, tatters of climbing clothing, and the tracks of an animal in the snow, he is presumed dead.

Hannah Catalano is guarding a secret: she knows Matt is alive. After Matt's memorial service, she lingers on the East Coast with his family, but it soon becomes clear that his brothers' motives are less than gracious. Nate Sky is bent on tracking down the author of Night Owl, a book that charts the last days of Matt's life with uncanny and scandalous accuracy, and which appeared only after his death. Seth Sky is bent on getting Hannah into his bed.

Hidden away in the woods, Matt and Hannah strive desperately to maintain their ruse and their relationship—but their web of lies only tightens as Matt struggles with the consequences of his decision, and Hannah tries to escape Nate's libel suit and fend off Seth's advances...until Hannah is put in danger, and Matt must make a life or death choice.




Excerpt #1
We made out for a full quarter-hour before I noticed the tent in the living room.
            “Matt!” I snickered. He’d moved the coffee table and couch to accommodate the tent. It was new, or new to me—a tall gray and orange dome.
            “Aha, she finally sees it.” He stalked over to the tent. Yes, it was definitely new. Matt wore his distinct “Do you like my new toy?” expression, and he circled the tent and folded his arms and studied it, signaling that I should also take a moment to admire it. I did.
            “Wow . . . it’s nice.” I touched one of the poles. “So big. So . . .” In our living room.
            “Mm. I got it at REI. Had to throw it together, make sure nothing was missing.” He frowned at the mesh-and-polyester palace. “I thought we might take it for a spin this evening, but not in this weather.”
            On cue, thunder crackled and boomed outside.
            “Oh, babe.” I rubbed his back. “Lemme get into dry clothes and we’ll ‘take it for a spin’ right here, okay?” I kissed his cheek. “Happy Fourth.”
            His eyes lit up like a child’s.
            “Perfect,” he said, already halfway into the tent.
            I peeled off my wet clothes and changed into my Shell Belle Couture chemise, an expensive little gift from Matt. I never bought such nice things for myself. The champagne silk complemented my pale skin and felt luxurious. The lace cups, well . . . I resisted the urge to grab a robe as I felt my nipples hardening. Matt liked the lace cups best of all.
            In the bathroom, I untangled my hair with Moroccan oil and washed my face. On my skin, I left the scent of rainwater.
            I returned to a living room devoid of pillows. 
The tent flap was shut.
            “Knock knock?” I said.
            With a swift zinging sound, Matt unzipped the door from inside.
            “Why, come in.” He was laughing. The tent was tall, but taller Matt stood stooped beneath the dome. All our pillows lay around his feet.
            “Don’t mind if I do.” I took his hand and stepped inside.
            He stared openly at my chest.
            “Oh,” he said.
            His expression grew somber. I wanted to burst out laughing.
God, his cuteness . . . 
            “Very swanky in here.” I sat cross-legged on a pillow and looked around. The tent was cozy, the inner flaps a vibrant orange, and adorable Matt had stocked a wall pouch with snacks and drinks: two cans of Coke and a bag of goldfish. In another flap, two books and a flashlight. 
            “I was just testing those pouches,” he mumbled, gesturing to the snacks. “Hi.” He shucked off his shirt—yum—and crawled to me. “Hi . . .”
            “Hi,” I said, giggling. “Hello. Did I ruin storytime with lingerie?” I slid my fingers up his arms. Whisper of skin on skin. My hands curled over his shoulders.
            “No.” He closed in on me, his body pressing mine back and down. He went for my neck with his teeth, like an animal. Bit the column of my throat. Licked away the hurt.
            “Ah,” I gasped, arching under him. I pawed at his abs and pulled at the band of his lounge pants.
            An electrical pop sounded in the condo and the room went dark.
            Matt and I froze.
We laughed in unison, sitting up and holding one another.
            Pure darkness. I clung to his torso.
            “Well, this is a first,” I said. “Our first power outage.”
            “Always be prepared.” Matt groped around until he found the flashlight. He turned it on and hung it from the top of the tent. A cone of light shone over us.
            His erection tented the front of his pants. I reached for it, my hand drawn to it. I gripped his head through the fabric. God, I loved seeing him turned on.
            “I’m glad that happened.” He flexed into my hand. “Slowed me down.”
            “Baby, you don’t have to slow down.”
            “I know. I want to.” He caressed the undersides of my breasts and my nipples. The intricate lace of the cups scratched gently at my skin. I twitched and moaned. 
            He reached up and turned off the flashlight.



Giveaway   
   

M. has a great giveaway going on for the release – twelve total prizes including:

Two SIGNED Paperback Sets (Night Owl, Last Light, After Dark)

6 Sets of Signed Bookmarks (3 bookmarks per set – one from each book)

Alex and Ani Ode to the Owl Charm Bangle (Silver or Gold Finish – winners choice)

Owl Campfire Tshirt (Color and size – winners choice)

Two $15 Amazon Gift Cards

About the Author
M. Pierce is the bestselling author of Night Owl, book one in the erotic Night Owl Trilogy. The author lives in Colorado and owns a rabbit named Laurence. 


Teaser Tuesday: Diamonds (All That Glitters Series) by K.A. Linde

Tuesday, March 24, 2015






Kyla’s FB page is giving away a $10 Amazon Gift Card.

Cover Reveal: Choose Me by Heidi McLaughlin

Monday, March 23, 2015


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Synopsis
Two brothers.
 One woman.
One son.
One choice.
Lives ripped apart, shattered and rebuilt.
Evan and Nate Archer: Brothers, best friends, warriors and now enemies. Both in love with the same woman. Both determined to fight for what they want.
Nate Archer promised to protect Ryley Clarke in the event Evan didn’t make it back. It’s a promise between brothers since the early days of basic training. Nate never considered that his feelings, long buried since high school, would resurface and grow stronger.
Evan Archer wants answers. He wants someone to pay. After being gone for an unprecedented amount of time, nothing is making sense now that he’s home. Most of all, he can't understand how his brother ended up engaged to his fiancĂ©e. Evan is determined to uncover the mystery, and win back his family.
The Archers are about to fight dirty.


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Heidi Bio PicAboutTheAuthor Heidi is a New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author.
Originally from the Pacific Northwest, she now lives in picturesque Vermont, with her husband and two daughters. Also renting space in their home is an over-hyper Beagle/Jack Russell, Buttercup, two Parakeets, Gonzo & Hedwig, and their newest addition of a Highland West/Mini Schnauzer, Jill.
During the day Heidi is behind a desk talking about Land Use. At night, she's writing one of the many stories planned for release or sitting court-side during either daughter's basketball games.






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♥ Books by Heidi McLaughlin 
Forever My Girl - The Beaumont Series #1

My Unexpected Forever - The Beaumont Series #2

Finding My Forever - The Beaumont Series #3

Finding My Way - The Beaumont Series #4

My Everything - A Beaumont Series Novella

12 Days of Forever - A Beaumont Series Novella

 Lost in Us - A Lost in You Novella

The Archer Brothers 
 Here with Me

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Post Launch: Pocketful of Sand by M. Leighton

Tuesday, March 17, 2015





POCKETFUL OF SAND blurb:


“She’s beauty for my ashes. And I’m hope for her heartache.”—Cole Danzer

I don’t know what makes a great love story. Is it that instant attraction when boy meets girl? The passionate kisses and the fairy-tale ending? Or is it a lifetime of tragedy, paid in advance, for a few stolen moments of pure bliss? The pain and the suffering that, in the end, you can say are worth it for having found the missing piece of your soul?

The answer is: I don’t know. I don’t know what makes a great love story. I only know what makes my love story. I only know that finding Cole when I did, when Emmy and I were running from a nightmare, was the only thing that saved me. That saved us. He was more broken than I was, but somehow we took each other’s shattered pieces and made a whole. If that is what makes a great love story, if that is what makes an epic romance, then mine…ours is the greatest of them all.

Contains material that some may find disturbing. Not intended for readers under the age of 18.





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M. Leighton bio and links:

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author M. Leighton is a native of Ohio. She relocated to the warmer climates of the South, where she can be near the water all summer and miss the snow all winter. Possessed of an overactive imagination from early in her childhood, Michelle finally found an acceptable outlet for her fantastical visions: literary fiction. Having written over a dozen novels, these days Michelle enjoys letting her mind wander to more romantic settings with sexy Southern guys, much like the one she married and the ones you’ll find in her latest books. When her thoughts aren’t roaming in that direction, she’ll be riding horses, swimming in ponds and experiencing life on a ranch, all without leaving the cozy comfort of her office.



Release Launch: Pocketful of Sand by M. Leighton

Sunday, March 15, 2015

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A story of heartbreak, loss, redemption and second chances: Pocketful of Sand from New York Times bestselling author M. Leighton
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“She’s beauty for my ashes. And I’m hope for her heartache.”—Cole Danzer

I don’t know what makes a great love story. Is it that instant attraction when boy meets girl? The passionate kisses and the fairy-tale ending? Or is it a lifetime of tragedy, paid in advance, for a few stolen moments of pure bliss? The pain and the suffering that, in the end, you can say are worth it for having found the missing piece of your soul?

The answer is: I don’t know. I don’t know what makes a great love story. I only know what makes my love story. I only know that finding Cole when I did, when Emmy and I were running from a nightmare, was the only thing that saved me. That saved us. He was more broken than I was, but somehow we took each other’s shattered pieces and made a whole. If that is what makes a great love story, if that is what makes an epic romance, then mine…ours is the greatest of them all.


Contains material that some may find disturbing. Not intended for readers under the age of 18.
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Get it on:
Amazon | iBooks | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | Google Play
Add it on Goodreads

Falls Review
A Whole bottle

"I don’t know what makes a great love story. I only know what makes my love story. I only know that finding him when I did, saved me. He was more broken than I was, but we took each other’s shattered pieces and made a whole. If that is what makes a great love story, if that is what makes an epic romance, then mine… ours is the greatest of them all."

Gah!.....from the opening of the book it grabs your heart and won't let go! I am a HUGE M. Leighton fangirl! I have loved all of her books and each one is just as powerful as the next. Michelle has a way of holding and tight and not letting you go until the end of the ride. You're left feeling all sorts of feelings with a smile on your face you didn't even know was there. If you have never read a M. Leighton book then what are you waiting for? Pocketful of Sand is a standalone and one hell of a way to be introduced into the beautiful, unforgettable world of M. Leighton. 

“She’s beauty for my ashes. And I’m hope for her heartache.” 

Eden and Emmy are running from a past that still haunts her dreams. Eden has one goal in life, to protect her daughter Emmy at all costs. Moving from place to place isn't easy, and Eden hates that Emmy has no stability in her life. When they wind up in a small town on the coast she thinks that maybe this time things can be different. They stumble across a man on the beach lost in thought. Building a sandcastle by himself, they watch the man work with determination set on his face. Eden isn't looking for a man, they just complicate things and her track record with men hasn't been a good one. Something about this mysterious, handsome man sends Eden's heart into a flutter. When their eyes meet she sees pain and heartache that makes her stomach drop. How could this beautiful man have so much pain? Why can't Eden seem to keep her eyes from finding his?

He's capturing me.
And I'm captured.
He wants me.
And I'm all his.
And I love it. I love it all. More than I ever thought I could.


Cole had it all. On top of the world, the athlete, the husband, the father, the playboy. When his world comes crashing down Cole is forever changed. Pulling away from reality he immerses himself in his work, the only thing that can help calm his mind. He knows the towns people call him crazy. They say he talks to dead people. Cole knows the reality and thats all that matters. When the strange woman and her daughter find him on the beach with his hands buried in the sand his world is rocked. Feelings Cole hasn't allowed himself to have come to surface. As Cole battles his internal demons he wages a war with his mind and his heart. Something about Eden makes him feel fierce, protective, and wild. Emmy brings light to his world that has been dark for so long. How can he learn to hold onto his past that he doesn't want to forget and accept that he is allowed a second chance? What truly wins in the end, the heart or the mind? 

"He was more broken than I was, but somehow we took each other's shattered pieces and made a whole."

Without spoiling anything because this book is SO GOOD I am simply going to say you HAVE to read this book!!! This is a story of loss and survival and finding and healing. Two broken souls, who are suffering in very different ways coming together to try and mend the past. I loved that Eden was strong for her daughter and for Cole. I loved how Cole was with Emmy, so patient and loving. His protectiveness and love for Eden shines bright even when he tries to extinguish  it. The ending is beautifully written and seals the deal as a 5 star (or whole bottle) read. I gave Pocketful of Sand by M. Leighton a whole bottle of wine. Grab your bottle and your tissues and hold on tight for this amazing ride! Cheers and happy reading!
 

Meet the Author


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New York Times and USA Today bestselling author M. Leighton is a native of Ohio. She relocated to the warmer climates of the South, where she can be near the water all summer and miss the snow all winter. Possessed of an overactive imagination from early in her childhood, Michelle finally found an acceptable outlet for her fantastical visions: literary fiction. Having written over a dozen novels, these days Michelle enjoys letting her mind wander to more romantic settings with sexy Southern guys, much like the one she married and the ones you'll find in her latest books. When her thoughts aren't roaming in that direction, she'll be riding horses, swimming in ponds and experiencing life on a ranch, all without leaving the cozy comfort of her office.

Blog Tour: The Masterpiece (Work of Art III) by Ruth Clampett

Monday, March 9, 2015

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Work of Art - The Masterpiece
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Has Max, the bad boy of the art world been tamed just as his girlfriend, Ava’s star begins to shine? Anything can happen in Los Angeles, a world where heroes become villains and the rogue saves the day.


An unexpected plane ticket leads our heroine to a meeting that will change her life.


What happens when what’s most precious to you slips out of your grasp? How fiercely will you fight for the one you love?


Join Max and Ava for the dramatic and passionate conclusion to the Work of Art trilogy


Falls Review

This is the third and final book in the Work of Art series by Ruth Clampett. I have had the honor of reading and reviewing all three books. Ruth writes fun, witty, heart wrecking stories that submerge you in her work. The Masterpiece continues where Max and Ava left off. Finally, after battling the obstacles of their relationship, they seem to be sailing on smooth water. 

Ava finds herself in bliss with the release of her new book. With her fame and publicity starting to take off, the sky seems to be the limit for sweet Ava. When she is approached by a production company to star in her own TV show it's a dream come true. This is everything she has wanted and worked for. With the support of her friends, Ava feels that life could not be any better. Little does Ava know that nothing is ever easy and it always seems like the world is out to get you. What is Ava willing to risk and put on the line for her dream job? Just when everything seems to be perfect it may all come crashing down. 

Max is in a good place. He has Ava, his art, his friends and his career seems to be flourishing. When Ava drops the bomb that not only does she have a new job but it requires her to move to the one place that he never wanted to live again, his world unravels. How can he possibly be away from the woman who he can't get out of his mind for an entire year? How can Ava be so selfish as to not think about him and how he feels? Maybe he is the one being selfish. His past shows back up in his life right when Ava is supposed to leave and he spirals out of control. Thank goodness for a strong group of friends who are always there when he needs them. Max does the one thing he is good at, isolation. He pushes Ava away and retreats to the solitude of his mind. 

As Ava and Max struggle to face their personal demons and journeys together, they navigate rough waters and fierce wind. Ava is determined to show Max that this can work and that they are worth fighting for. When Ava calls in the big guns to get through to Max she relinquishes all control and hopes that they come out as one on the other side. 

This book was a little bit of an emotional roller coaster. I loved how Ava stayed true to herself and strapped on her big girl panties and never backed down. The end is beautiful and perfect for this story. You will just have to read to see how this all pans out. Will they or won't they make it? I highly recommend this whole series and hope that you enjoy Ruth's writing as much as I do. I gave The Masterpiece by Ruth Clampett 4.5 glasses of wine! Cheers and Happy Reading!!!




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I wonder if my silence and twirling mind spook Max, so I stroke
his hand reassuringly. Because I’m beyond exhausted when we step in
the house, he seems unsure of what to say or do. He decides to feed
me, and he heats up the leftover pasta from his dinner and pours me a
glass of Pinot Noir. We sit at the kitchen island, and he watches me eat
as if each bite is his own. I lick my lips and watch him watch me, too
exhausted to make much conversation.


After dinner, I shower and crawl into bed, still damp and disoriented.
He pulls me into his arms and rubs my back gently. I’m so in
love and happy to be back home with him, and I tell him that in quiet
mumbles. I have a vague memory of my knee hitched up against his
erection, but sleep takes me hard.


The next morning dawns in a gray quiet light, and I lift my head
and see a thick blanket of fog draped across the Malibu horizon. I settle
back into the bed and watch Max as his chest rises and falls with each
breath.


I observe him for a long while and become overwhelmed with the
desire to see more of him. I slide the sheet off, excruciatingly slowly, to
reveal his incredible body. His thighs…God, I love his strong thighs
and the way they’re slightly parted, leading my view to his beautiful ass.
My insides curl with desire as I skim my hand down his back.
I’m glad to be naked and warm, my arousal spreading through me.
I want him so much that it takes everything not to shake him awake
and seduce him.

I quietly lift myself up to my knees so I can study him from another
angle. I gently push his waves of hair off his forehead.


Inexplicably, tears fill my eyes and I still for a moment. I love this
man, and when we’re joined together, all I know in life is the depth of
my passion. I kiss his neck, his taste and the Max smell of musk, paint,
and salt air arousing me further. He stirs out of the deepest sleep, and
as I kiss his jaw, his eyes slowly open.


"I thought I was dreaming and didn’t want to wake up. What are
you doing to me, Angel?" he says in his morning voice, as he rolls over
to his back.


"Good morning, handsome. Sorry to wake you, but I woke up and
you’re naked and all…"


"It’s okay," he says, smiling lazily as he reaches for me. "I take it you
missed me."


"You have no idea," I say, as I straddle him, resting lightly on his
thighs.


There’s something so intoxicating about how he makes me feel as
he looks at me. His eyes are wide now and alert to my movements. He
skims his fingers up my sides and then across my breasts, his thumbs
circling my nipples.


"Max, I want you so much," I whisper, as I gently run my fingers up
and down his length.


His face colors and his jaw flexes as he watches me touch him. He’s
completely hard now, and my fingers tighten as I stroke him.
His hands slide back to my hips and he pulls me closer so I can lift
up and sink down on him.


I love it when he’s all the way inside me. His eyes close and his head
tips back before he lazily begins to rock his hips.

We move slowly in the morning light with the sound and rhythm
of our breath and the waves crashing just beyond.


I gaze at him as the intensity builds. His eyes are stormy as his body
tenses.


“Max," I whisper.


He takes a sharp breath as he pulls me to him. "I’ve got you, Ava."
His words spark a fuse, and I tremble with exquisite pleasure as
he watches me. Every hard thrust is the very definition of masculine
energy as he brings me to climax and soon after joins me with a quiet
roar.


We both settle and try to catch our breath. I ease off of him and curl
into his side.


"Round one," he says, as he nuzzles and kisses me.


"Yeah, wait until we have our coffee. I’m already imagining round
two, but I’ll definitely need breakfast first." I settle back into the sheets
and we lie quietly, listening to the waves break along the shore.


My limbs are loose and happy and my head as clear as the early
morning beach. Max’s eyes are deep in concentration.


"I can hear your wheels turning. What are you thinking about?" I
trace circles lightly with my fingertips across his chest.


"Your birthday." He grins and pulls me closer.


"Oh, it’s next Saturday, isn’t it? Can we do something special?" I’m
like a little girl, complete with party hat and balloon.


"It’s already planned."


I grin widely. "Really? What are we going to do?"


"I’m not telling. It’s a surprise. But when you come to spend the
night Friday, bring your swimsuit and something nice to wear."


"Oh, I love birthday surprises!"


He kisses me on the forehead. "I’m glad, because this one’s special."

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Ruth Clampett, daughter of legendary animation director, Bob Clampett, has spent a lifetime surrounded by art and animation. A graduate of Art Center College of Design, her careers have included graphic design, photography, VP of Design for WB Stores and teaching photography at UCLA. She now runs her own studio as the fine art publisher for Warner Bros. where she’s had the opportunity to know and work with many of the greatest artists in the world of animation and comics.
The Work of Art Trilogy is Ruth’s third publishing endeavor, following Animate Me and Mr. 365. She lives in Los Angeles and is heavily supervised by her teenage daughter, lovingly referred to as Snarky, who loves art and visiting museums as much as her mom.