Thursday, October 2, 2014



Today Abi Ketner, Missy Kalicicki and Month9Books are revealing the cover for HUNTED, book 2 in the Sinners Series releasing in July 5, 2015! 

Check out the smoking hot cover and enter the giveaway to win a signed copy of BRANDED!


Author: Abi Ketner & Missy Kalicicki

Publisher: Month9Books

Pub. Date: July 5, 2015

Find it: Goodreads

It’s been three months since the revolt against the Commander’s fifty-year-old regime failed.

Under a new ruler, things were supposed to change. Get better.

Now, Wilson is in charge. But, can he really be trusted? Can anyone?

Lexi and Cole soon find out, as life takes an unexpected turn for the worse.

In this ever-changing world, you must hunt or be hunted.

Many more lives will be lost.

Many more dreams will be crushed.

Many more fears will be realized.

When Cole is once again faced with losing Lexi at the hands of a monster, one capture will change everything.


HUNTED is the electrifying sequel to the bestselling debut BRANDED, A Sinners Series, by Abi Ketner and Missy Kalicicki.

What readers are saying about BRANDED…

"Branded was a riveting and exciting dystopian read that will have you at the edge of your seat. I could not put it down and was entranced by this dark and unique world!" -Ben Alderson, Booktuber at BenjaminofTomes

"Fast paced and fun, BRANDED has something everyone will love. Abi Ketner and Missy Kalicicki have created a unique dystopian romance that's sure to stand out in today's market!" -Lindsay Cummings, Author of The Murder Complex

"Branded is a fast paced, heart pounding and swoon worthy read that will make you fall in love with this dark and twisted world." -Sasha Alsberg, Booktuber at ABookUtopia

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About Abi and Missy

Abi and Missy met in the summer of 1999 at college orientation and have been best friends ever since. After college, they added jobs, husbands and kids to their lives, but they still found time for their friendship. Instead of hanging out on weekends, they went to dinner once a month and reviewed books. What started out as an enjoyable hobby has now become an incredible adventure.

Giveaway Details:

1 winner will receive a signed copy of BRANDED, Us Only.

1 winner will receive an eBook of BRANDED, International.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014



My name is Tara O’Connell, and I’ve always believed we control our own fate. That life is a journey with many roads, and the choices we make can shape our future.
Life has presented me with two paths and I’ve chosen one.

Was it right? Did I make the best decision?

After the uncertainty of the last twelve months, my destiny is now crystal-clear to me. I have a man I love more than words can express, a thriving business, and the best friends anyone could ask for. But just when I thought I could put the turmoil of my past behind me and move on, a life-changing phone call has rocked me to the core and turned my life upside-down once more.

To make matters worse, influences outside my control have taken hold and are shattering my perfect world.

But some things are worth fighting for.

Dreams can come true and I’ll do everything in my power to make them happen. But dreams can also be smashed into tiny pieces, and no matter how hard we fight or how hard we wish for something to be, sometimes with the hand we’ve been dealt, we can never win.

About the Author

While Lisa Edward has called Melbourne Australia home for her entire life, she has lived and worked in England, and travelled through most parts of Europe and the United States. She loves nothing more than spending time with her husband and beautiful daughter, or curling up into the early hours of the morning with a great novel. By day, Lisa works in the analytical IT field, so relishes the opportunity to foster her creative side through writing. Her deep appreciation for literature was nurtured from a young age, being taught to respect books and get lost in their stories. She enjoys reading honest and realistic novels that are relatable, thought provoking and leave a lasting impression. She can’t write without music playing, using the emotions from different songs to invoke that of her characters. Lisa takes inspiration from her own life experiences, the people around her and those she has met in her travels.

 Other Books in the Series

Book 1: Songbird

Amazon ~ Amazon UK ~ Amazon CA ~ Amazon AU ~ B&N ~ Smashwords ~ Kobo

Book 2: Songbird Caged


Monday, September 29, 2014


I just happened to be wandering about facebook and I saw the blogger swag giveaways that Kylie does. I stared at the page because only two bloggers had piped up. So I threw myself down on it and I got a lovely signed book and swag to giveaway to one of you lovelies.

That is rather smashing if I do say so myself.

What is even more smashing is, it's INTERNATIONAL.

Fancy that little bonus.

So, enter the rafflecopter and maybe you be the winner in a weeks time.

Big THANK YOU to Kylie Scott for donating this awesomesauce of a pack.

Glove clap!

Yes! Indeedy, you can win all this!!



Sunday, September 28, 2014


Title: Conquered
Series: She Who Dares #2
Author: LP Lovell
 Release Date: September 27, 2014


Love is a war in which only the fearless may conquer. The loss of love is a test in survival.

Love. It’s such an understated word. It has the ability to grip you so hard you become completely consumed by it, and when it releases you, you find yourself on your knees. Lilly Parker has me on my knees and I cannot muster the will to stand.

Betrayal. It’s all the worse when it comes from those we love. The pain, that much more intense. The loss, that much more heart breaking. I took a chance on Theodore Ellis and I lost.

How hard is Theo willing to fight for the woman he loves? Can Lilly fight her demons, or will she push away the only man capable of facing them with her?

Conquered is the emotional, gritty second part of Lilly and Theo's story.



Also Available

What would you do if you were granted millions of pounds and a face that melts the underwear off of any woman? Meet Theodore Ellis, the business man who parties like a rock star, and has more women than he has room on his bed post to put the notches.

Meet Lilly Parker. With a difficult past; Lilly is cold, closed off and emotionally unavailable in every way. Don't go thinking she's the sweet and innocent victim though, she plays the game better than most men, and is the original use and abuse woman. 

She's built her walls ten feet high and topped with razor wire, but Theo is relentless in the face of a challenge and Lilly finds herself besieged by him. Can he get in her pants? Or will the unsuspecting man whore go a step further and finally tear down her walls? Unlikely.

This is no hearts and flowers love story, it is a battle of wills as a woman who trusts no-one denies a man who has never been denied.

Cue fireworks as female sass meets alpha male tenacity.

Besieged will make you laugh, fantasize and perhaps even shed a tear.



Book Trailer

Author Bio

LP Lovell is an Indie Author from Salisbury, England. She's known for her seriously laid back attitude, sick sense of humour and a general lack of brain to mouth filter. Fuelled by copious amounts of Diet Coke, she likes to create feisty female characters who bring men across the pages to their knees. If she’s not writing then LP can be found riding her horses, or walking her ever present writing companion; Tulula the dog.

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Friday, September 26, 2014


By: Hilary Badger
Published By: Hardie Grant Egmont
Released : 1st October 2014
Details : Paperback Uncorrect Bound Proof for honest review, 305 Pages


Blurb: Goodreads

Ever since she was created, Wren has lived in an idyllic garden with her friends. Wren's deity Dot ensures the trees are laden with fruit and the water in the lagoon is crystal clear. Wren and her friends have everything they could possibly need right there, in Dot's Paradise.

If only Wren could stop the strange, disturbing visions she's started having. Do these visions make her less worthy of Dot's love? And what does Blaze, the most beautiful and mysterious of Dot's creations, know about what's going on in Wren's head?

Wren is desperate to feel Dot's love, just like everyone else. But that's harder than ever when a creation she's never met before arrives in the garden. He claims to be from outside and brings with him words and ideas that make Wren's brain hurt.

Gradually Wren and Blaze uncover the truth: they're part of a clinical trial of an ominous drug called Grace.

And as she deals with this disturbing knowledge, Wren confronts a horrific secret from her past. Now she must decide whether to return to the comforting delusion of faith or fight for the right to face the very ugly truth. - See more at:


The good people at Hardie Grant Egmont have kindly donated
 2 paperbacks to giveaway of State of Grace.


BOOK REVIEW by Michelle:

I was sucked into this intriguing story from the very get-go.

Hilary Badger has created a utopian world for her characters.



1. 1. 

modelled on or aiming for a state in which everything is perfect; idealistic. 

"it is based on a utopian ideology" 


This place, is very much like a Garden of Eden and it has only one hundred people in it. At first we don’t know anybody’s age. I will let you find that out for yourself.

There are no inhibitions. Tatas = boobies and chubs = willy are on display and nobody bats an eyelid.

Did I mention Fern has really nice tatas? Oh my Dot, she totally does. The whole of Fern is kind of round - her face and her eyes - but the roundest part is those tatas, for sure. They're like a pair of honeydew melons or ruby grapefruit, all ripe and everything.

Luna dives under the water and drags Fern down again. That gets the people beside them doing the same thing until there's just this bunch of legs and arms, tatas and chubs flying all over the place.

Except for maybe Blaze.

I whip my sungarb over my head. The entire time, Blaze looks down at his feet like they're the most fascinating things Dot's ever created. It's like he's not sure where to look now I have my sungarb off, which is sort of prenormal. I mean, bodies are Dot's creation and that makes them beautiful to look at, the same as a flower.

Blaze is different, more careful of letting anyone see his chubs.

This story is very addictive and it gets quite intense in parts.

Things are taught to them through the Book of Dot. They all live in this blissful world of hooking up , as it is encouraged.

That would be the creepy bit.

As the reader, you can’t help but work some things out. We will question this existence and wonder the why of it.

Anything so perfect, must come with some flaws.

Wren is living for Dot. She is a good girl. What Dot, who is this God, says in the books, she does. Everything is dotly to her.

We only get introduced to several of the one hundred people in this utopian world.

We watch the different personalities start to come out.

Is all what it seems?

It's not long now, as I remind myself... oh ... about every single time I breathe in or out. Three-hundred-and-fifty-eight days down, seven more to go.

This was a page turner for me. I was interested, excited to know more. I had my theories.

You see, Dot wants us to have a big party on the lawn to celebrate the three-hundred-and-sixty-fifth night since we were created. That night, Dot's announcing her chosen ones. It says in the Books that Dot has a special purpose for them. 

This story goes a lot deeper the more you read.

It always looks like Blaze never's quite settled in the body Dot created for him. Tall, with wide shoulders and long legs, which are sort of thick and muscular and power-looking, like the rest of him. But I don't know how he stays that way, since Blaze isn't the most active person in creation.

I thought it was clever.

I loved the twists.

I loved it made my brain work trying to work some of the twists out. As the reader we are supposed to work a certain amount out and the characters are the ones who must make their own discoveries.

We applaud them once they do.

We get shocked at some things, when they do.

Well done to Hilary Badger. She brought something fresh for me to read and she kept me wondering about some things.



We are thrilled to bring you the cover for Cora Carmack's INSPIRE!

 INSPIRE is a New Adult Paranormal Romance novel and is due to be released on December 15, 2014!

The cover was designed by VLC Productions.

Add INSPIRE on Goodreads


Kalliope lives with one purpose.

To inspire.

As an immortal muse, she doesn’t have any other choice. It’s part of how she was made. Musicians, artists, actors—they use her to advance their art, and she uses them to survive. She moves from one artist to the next, never staying long enough to get attached. But all she wants is a different life— a normal one. She’s spent thousands of years living lie after lie, and now she’s ready for something real.

Sweet, sexy, and steady, Wilder Bell feels more real than anything else in her long existence. And most importantly… he’s not an artist. He doesn’t want her for her ability. But she can’t turn off the way she influences people, not even to save a man she might love. Because in small doses, she can help make something beautiful, but her ability has just as much capacity to destroy as it does to create. The longer she stays, the more obsessed Wilder will become. It’s happened before, and it never turns out well for the mortal.

Her presence may inspire genius.

But it breeds madness, too.


About Cora Carmack:

Cora Carmack is a twenty-something writer who likes to write about twenty-something characters. She's done a multitude of things in her life-- boring jobs (like working retail), Fun jobs (like working in a theatre), stressful jobs (like teaching), and dream jobs (like writing). She enjoys placing her characters in the most awkward situations possible, and then trying to help them get a boyfriend out of it. Awkward people need love, too. Her first book, LOSING IT, was a New York Times and USA Today bestseller.

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Thursday, September 25, 2014


By: Darynda Jones
Published By : Piatkus, St Martin's Press
Released : Available Now
Details : Paperback From Library, 326 Pages


Blurb: Goodreads

Charley Davidson—part-time P.I. and full-time Grim Reaper—is back in this new novel from the New York Times bestselling author

Sometimes I wrestle my demons. Sometimes we just snuggle.—bumper sticker

Most girls might think twice before getting engaged to someone like Reyes Farrow—but Charley Davidson is not most girls. She’s a paranormal private eye and grim reaper-in-training who’s known to be a bit of a hell-raiser, especially after a few shots of caffeine. Her beloved Reyes may be the only begotten son of evil, but he’s dark and sultry and deeply sexy and everything Charley could hope for. Really. But when the FBI file on Reyes’s childhood happens to land in her lap, she can’t help herself: She opens it...and then the real fun begins. First, Charley finds a naked corpse riding shotgun in her car. Then, a man loses his soul in a card game. Throw in a Deaf boy who sees dead people, a woman running from mobsters, and a very suspicious Reyes, and things can’t get any worse for Charley. Unless, of course, the Twelve Beasts of Hell are unleashed...

BOOK REVIEW by Michelle:

Reading another installment in the much loved Charley Davidson series, is like coming home to your favorite bed and frolicking about in it and all the good times that happen in that bed.

Hmmm, not sure if that metaphor worked?

Those that have read this series will understand that a character like Charley Davidson is one we really feel like we know and love. She has a BIG heart, she doesn’t fit the bill of your average story telling Grim Reaper.

Cookie is always there for her friend whether it be as her personal assistant, so to speak, her best friend or the person she bounces her banter off.

I always look forward to my Cookie moments.

Reyes. He is just the cream and ...err...nuts on the chocolate cake. Charley is one special lady to get this man aka son of Satan in her life. The guy is just sexy to the max and knows how to handle Charley.

They handle each other very well.

“Yeah, but you’re a big fat liar. You don’t count. I mean, look at your dad. Pathalogical liar numero uno. Lying is in your genes.”

He leaned forward. “There’s only one thing in my jeans right now.”

Cookie wants some of that!

Cookie sighed. “That’s what I want, damn it.” She pointed to us and questioned Garrett. “Is that asking too much?”

Garrett looked horrified by the thought.

In this installment, I had a hilarious good time.

Did I learn anymore about the whole good guy vs BIG BAD GUY?

A little. 

Did Charley learn more about herself and her capabilities.

A little more than a little.
This installment was more the regulation PI cases, Ubie needing a swift kick up the bum when it came to Cookie.

How the tables turn.

Much female ogling of one Reyes.

Ghosts be appearing.

Captain Eckert be on Charley’s case.

The man held out a hand and I looked up to thank him, only to come face-to-face with Captain Eckert. He’d followed me. Had he been in the same car? I never saw him. He was wearing a tan jacket and knit cap, clearly a master of disguise. Then again, I did have a girl stuck to my face on the ride up.

Swopes...*sigh*... I do love me some Swopes.

“Now, now,” Garrett said, wrestling the gun from him. “Charley brings out the worst in all of us. It’s not her fault.”

I leaned toward him and whispered, “Why were we holding bands downstairs, playing star-crossed lovers, if I have to go in here alone?”

The grin that spread across his face was so full of mischief, I almost laughed.

“You are a dirty, rotten scoundrel,” I said, teasing him.

He winked as I straightened my shoulders, then really knocked.

A new character comes into the mix.

“You know, between Reye’s cryptic answers, that Cleo guy’s ambiguous prophecies that Swopes is looking into, and your mysterious quips, I’ve had about enough of the lot of you. Can you just give me one straight answer?”

“I’ll give it my best shot.”

Intrigued. Much.

Prophecies are trying to be understood.

Angel has been doing some embellishing.

Mr WONG! I love me some Mr. Wong, even if he doesn’t do anything. But, new things have come to light with Mr. Wong.

I’m intrigued.

“I’m just asking him about Mr. Wong. No one seems to know anything about him except he has a power or a force around him.”

Aaaaannnd then at the end of all of that...we get some WHAHHHHH information.

Bring on, Seventh Grave and No Body.

‘Cause, the ending to this installment is simply begging for me to get my hands on # 7!


Wednesday, September 24, 2014


By: Darynda Jones
Published By: Darynda Jones
Released : Available Now
Details : 10 pages, online


Blurb : Goodreads

Glow is the sultry short story, Shimmer, as told through the eyes of Reyes Farrow.

It is available on the author's website for free:

From a timeline perspective, it follows after book 5.

BOOK REVIEW by Michelle:

I am glad I read this # 5.6 short story from Reyes Farrow's pov. I learnt some things. 

I enjoyed this insight, even though a lot was the same as Shimmer as it is the same short story but told from his pov.

I really enjoyed his inner monologue. I would love to be in his head more often.

The man has secrets.

He has secrets about Charley.

A great mini read I would recommend taking the time out to read as it just added a little something more to what I already knew about this series.

I could quite easily have a book with Reyes at the helm. Charley could still be doing all her banter, but how exciting to hear Reyes' inner monologue.

Now I sit and wait for # 7 .



Block by J.A. Huss 
(Social Media #3) 
Publication date: September 24th 2014 
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance 


Grace @FilthyBlueBird
@VaughnAsher #YouAreCaredFor So the movie star says. But his idea of cared for isn’t the same as mine. Obviously a #Douche.

MovieStar @VaughnAsher
@FilthyBlueBird #BehindTheScenesIsMyScene The Blue Bird has trust issues. And tantrum issues. And commitment issues.

Grace @FilthyBlueBird
@VaughnAsher #SaidTheKettleToThePot

MovieStar @VaughnAsher
@FilthyBlueBird #YouAreMine and I won’t let you forget it.

Grace @FilthyBlueBird
@VaughnAsher #YouMustShitUnicorns that’s how delusional your fairy tale is. #GetAGripOnReality I’m outtie.

MovieStar @VaughnAsher
@FilthyBlueBird You’re an #Innie #Sweetheart My tongue licked all your #CuteLittleButtons.


Why is he so damn sexy? How will I ever get out from under Asher’s thumb if I can’t stop thinking about his tongue on my buttons? #HottiesNeedToPlayFair


I head towards the bar and Grace isn’t even paying attention. She’s chatting up the bartender, who sees me coming and excuses himself as I take a seat two stools away from her.

"Hey," I say in a low voice. "I’m sorry for picking you up back there. It was presumptuous to think you’d talk to me tonight, let alone come up to my room."

"Another margarita," Grace calls out to the bartender.

I catch his eye and hold up a finger. "Scotch, please. Top shelf."

"I’m not interested in your excuse, Vaughn. Truly." She looks me in the eyes for the first time tonight. "Truly, I am not interested. I’m not playing a game with you. I’m not playing hard to get. I’m not pretending to be pissed. I’m not even pissed. I’m just not interested. You’re not the man I thought you were. And I get that I was invested in the fantasy version of you. OK?" she says, shaking her head a little. "I get that. It was my fault for turning you into some kind of Prince Charming. So it’s not fair that I had such high expectations of you. I’m sorry that I blamed you for something I caused."

The bartender delivers our drinks and takes Grace’s empty glass away. I take a sip of my Scotch, then gulp it all, and slide my glass on the bar. "Another, please." The bartender nods and moves off to get that. I put my head in my hands. "Grace," I say, rubbing my temples. "Just for the fun of it, tell me what that Prince Charming version of me was like. How do I not measure up?" I look up at her, but she’s staring down into her pink drink, playing with the paper umbrella. "Was I nicer? Was I more generous? What is the real Vaughn Asher missing?"

She meets my gaze for a moment, but it’s a fleeting one. They drop back down just a quickly and shrugs her shoulders. “I don’t know. The fantasy was… charming. Not just in a princely way, either. But really, really charming. Saying witty things, and being at ease with himself and others. He jokes with me and makes me laugh. You…" She doesn’t look at me, just continues to stare into her drink. "You make me sad. You make me feel inadequate. You make me feel stupid and small and pathetic."

Fuck. "How though? How did I do that? Because that was not my intention. OK?" I reach out and cover her small hand with mine. "I never wanted to make you feel like that. I wanted to excite you."

She looks up at my eyes and I almost wish she hadn’t. Her expression is overflowing with disappointment and she looks tired. She does look sad. She looks like she cried very hard earlier and the makeup can’t quite hide that. "You wanted to excite yourself, Vaughn. You wanted to please yourself. Not me. Everything you did, from picking out those clothes to putting money in my bank account, all of it was for your benefit. You lie to yourself, I think. You’re one long string of self-serving lies. I don’t know how you do it, or how you get so many girls to play along. But all your best intentions were nothing but really good deceptions. And even though I know in my heart" —she clenches her fist and holds it over her chest—"that the fairy tale is fake, that it doesn’t exist and I’m setting myself up for disappointment, I don’t care. Because I deserve that happy ending, Vaughn. I do. You might not think so. You might think I’m just some silly girl who has no right to expect so much from a man. But I don’t care. Maybe that man doesn’t exist and maybe I’ll spend the rest of my life alone, waiting for my prince. I don’t care. I refuse to play this game with you."

And then she reaches into her little clutch purse to grab her credit card and wave it at the bartender. "I’m done, Vaughn. And for what it’s worth, I do believe you about that girl on the TV. Thank you for the charity money. I will make sure it goes to worthy organizations and send you the receipt so you can claim it on your taxes."



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J. A. Huss likes to write new adult books that make you think and keep you guessing. Her favorite genre to read is space opera, but since practically no one reads those books, she writes new adult science fiction, paranormal romance, contemporary romance, urban fantasy, and books about Junco (who refuses to be saddled with a label).

She has an undergraduate degree in horses, (yes, really–Thank you, Colorado State University) and a master’s degree in forensic toxicology from the University of Florida. She used to have a job driving around Colorado doing pretty much nothing but shooting the breeze with farmers, but now she just writes, runs the New Adult Addiction and Clean Teen Reads Book Blogs, and runs an online science classroom for homeschoolers.

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--Signed copies of Follow, Like, and Block


STATUS (Social Media #4) 

By @JAHuss

Publication Date: October 8, 2014

Novella (115ish pages)

Adult Contemporary Romance


MovieStar @VaughnAsher 
@FilthyBlueBird #DirtyHeaven is mine tonight. 

Grace @FilthyBlueBird 
@VaughnAsher I own #DirtyHeaven, bitch. #VaughnAsherIsMyBitch


MovieStar @VaughnAsher 
@FilthyBlueBird #FlashbackTime Get ready. 

Grace @FilthyBlueBird 
Come here and take off my lip gloss @VaughnAsher #OnMyKneesWaiting

MovieStar @VaughnAsher 
@FilthyBlueBird #Flashback to last night. Oh, you weren’t wearing lip gloss. But you are now. #GetOnYourKneesAndWait

Grace @FilthyBlueBird 
@VaughnAsher - Dabbing lips with a napkin. #ThatAllYouGot? 

Finally... Grace sees me in a different light. The banter is flirty, the sex is fun, and the future looks fabulous. I just hope she feels the same way when she finds out what I did.



Tuesday, September 23, 2014



FALLING FOR FATE by Caisey Quinn is LIVE!

While second in the Second Chance series, this novel stands alone.


*SURPRISE!! Caisey decided to include a Special Bonus Novella!

Grab your copy now and it will include Falling for You, the prequel to Falling for Fate!





Fate Buchanan just wants to escape the constraints of her old life. After checking her mother into rehab and catching her fiancĂ© with her maid of honor the night before their wedding, she ran. Angry and hurt, she’s aching to do something reckless.

Dean Maxwell is having one last summer of freedom before taking over his family’s multi-billion dollar medical conglomerate. When he sees a beautiful woman running down the beach alone after dark, he knows it’s not safe. So he does something impulsive.

When their paths cross unexpectedly after a night of unbridled passion, neither of them can forget the memory of the affair they shared. What began as one night is about to become a whole lot more.

*While part of the Second Chance series, this novel is a standalone.  



“God, you’re so f*cking beautiful.”
Her eyes widened up at him. She could only imagine how she looked. Hair messy and damp, his shirt sliding off one shoulder, eyes glazed over.
“You are.” He shook his head as if searching for the words to explain his attraction to her. “That first night, swear to everything holy, I thought you might be some mythical creature come to steal my soul. But you were so damn beautiful that I would have given it to you.”
She kept quiet, afraid to move or speak and risk breaking the magic that kept him with her, kept him from running. He wasn’t running. He was opening up and being honest.
Dean lowered himself into the bed beside her, propping on one elbow and facing her. Fate mirrored his position and admired the way the moonlight lit his handsome face.
“I asked the universe for a sign. It sent me you.”
Her whispered confession made him smile. But his expression turned serious far too soon for her liking. “I felt it the moment I saw you. A compulsion like I’d never felt before, as if some unseen force propelled me toward you without my consent. I’ve felt it ever since.”
Fate rested her head on her hands and nodded against them. “I feel it too. I’m just…a little afraid of it. Of what it might cost us.”
“My mom used to say that things worth having didn’t come easy and that the kind of girl that was worth waiting for wouldn’t wait on anyone. Those two adages keep coming back to me every time I think of you.”
She inched her hand over toward his. “Do you do that often? Think of me?”
Dean kept eye contact, only breathing and watching her. “Define often.”
Fate grinned. “More than once a week.”
The slight curve of his lips faded and his gaze became a heavy, tangible thing she could feel pressing into her.
“I thought of you every day, Fate. And I didn’t even know your name. Even after I did… I think after that, it was more like several times a day.”
She wanted to keep this moment, to keep him here with her just like this. Both of them exposed and vulnerable. It was real and honest and—despite her exhaustion— exhilarating. But she knew it wouldn’t last forever. Nothing ever did.
“Sleep with me tonight. Don’t leave. Just… Just sleep with me, please.”
He nodded, letting his fingers interlace with hers between them and placing a soft kiss on the top of her hand. “I’m not going anywhere. Goodnight, sweetheart.”
“Goodnight, Dean.”
Stay with Me by Sam Smith*

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CaiseyQuinn Caisey Quinn lives in Birmingham, Alabama with her husband, daughter, and other assorted animals. She is the bestselling author of the Kylie Ryans series as well as several New Adult Romance novels featuring country girls finding love in unexpected places. You can find her online at Connect with Caisey on Social Media: Facebook: Twitter:
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