Strip Me Bare Cover Re- Reveal with Marissa Carmel

Title: Strip Me Bare

Author: Marissa Carmel

Release Day: October 10, 2013

Genre: New Adult

Cover Design by: Cover Me, Darling

Reveal Host: Lady Amber’s Tours

Book Description:

“I may have had more lovers than you, and I may take my clothes off for countless women, but you are the only one who can strip me bare.”

Do you ever stop loving someone just because they’re gone?

Five years ago Ryan Pierce disappeared from Alana Remington’s life without leaving so much as a post-it note behind. He was the one she gave her heart to, her soul to and her virginity to. So imagine her surprise when she finds him dancing at one of NYC’s hottest male reviews as Jack the Stripper.

Ryan never stopped loving Alana, and now that she serendipitously dropped back into his life, he’s vowed never to lose her again. But being together has its costs, and challenges Alana isn’t sure she can handle. She finally has Ryan back; but how in the world is she supposed to share the love of her life with half of the women in New York City?

Marissa Carmel has been writing since a young age and although it has always been for personal enjoyment,Maryland several years ago, she enjoys reading, writing, and catching up on her ever growing DVR library. She is currently working on the sequel to iFeel, Gravitational Pull and the third and final installment of the Vis Vires trilogy, Constellation.

she finally decided breakout and share her imagination with the world. She hopes that her universe is as fun and intriguing to her readers as it is to her. Marissa Carmel is originally from NJ but moved to

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Praise for Strip Me Bare-

This story was absolutely amazing. Marissa Carmel is fabulous and her writing style is phenomenal. You can feel the emotions coming right off the pages into your heart and soul…It’s hot and steamy and trust me you will say Oh MY! Read it, read it, read it!- Amazon

This book is all about second chances and starting over, learning to trust and finding yourself. It’s an amazing read- Amazon

5 stripping stars- Angie’s Reading Dungeon

This book surprised me in the best way. The way it’s written makes the story flow perfectly, and I absolutely adore Alana’s spunk. And the fact that Ryan fights to get back what he lost the moment he sees Alana again tugs and pulls at the heart strings in all the right ways. I absolutely cannot wait for the next book with these two characters to see just how this all started.- Amazon

We stop in front of some hanging crystals. They clink as Ryan pushes them aside, “after you.”  I walk under an orange spotlight, into a small space with a white leather couch deep enough to lie on and walls a warm golden yellow.

Ryan steps in behind me and presses his body flush against mine. My mind races.

Is he really going to do this?

Am I really going to let him?

Can I even handle this? Five minutes ago he was with another woman. Quite possibly in this same room doing God only knows what.

“Why do you do this Ryan?” I expel. I know he explained it in words, but I need to experience it to truly understand.

He ambles around me so close; the only thing separating us is a whisper of air.

“I told you, the money,” he says as he unbuttons his shirt.

“You said women too,” I watch him cautiously, my gaze jumping between his eyes and his chest.

“That was before you walked back into my life. You’re the only woman I want to touch now. The others, like you saw before, it’s just an act. A business transaction. It’s what I have to do to get what I want.”

“Doesn’t it make them feel used?” I flick my eyes up at him.

“It mustn’t. They always come back.”

“You like it. I saw your face. That wasn’t an act.”

Ryan stands right in front of me, his shirt unbuttoned and dangling open. “I won’t lie to you Alana, I’ll never lie to you,” his tone is hard, but seductive. “I do like the attention. But it’s not real. It’s my job to sell attractiveness and fantasy, and I do it well. But that’s all it is, fantasy and I know it. When I’m with you, that’s my real.”

My breath catches when he says the word real. I can’t help but find the irony in his words; I’m exactly to him what he is to me. Two people one and the same, both living a double life to get what they want; a future and each other.

And that is what I want. A future, with Ryan.

I go to put my hands on his chest, but he steps away shaking his head no. “In this room, it’s all about you,” he walks around, stopping right behind me. “You have to tell me what you want Alana,” he whispers in my ear and I almost go limp, the sound of his voice is erotic as hell.

I swallow hard, but can’t utter a single word, because truth be told, I have no freakin’ idea what I want. At least, not in this scenario.

Ryan starts to rub my shoulders. I think he can feel my hesitation.

“Why are you so tense? This is supposed to be fun.”

Fun? The word rattles around in my head. Fun – a time or feeling of enjoyment or amusement.

Okay, let’s have some fun.

I turn around to face him and our eyes lock. “Show me.”

“Show you what?” his tone dripping with sensuality.

“Show me Jack the Stripper.”

Holy fuck!   

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Muse- Madness

Run- Leona Lewis

I Know You Want Me- Pitbull

Troublemaker- Olly Murs feat. Flo Rida

What You Wanted- OneRepublic

(I Just) Died in You Arms Tonight (Club Remix)- Cutting Crew

Counting Stars- OneRepublic

For Better or For Worse by Ingrid Nickelsen

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For Better or For Worse

a paranormal/ fantasy romance

By

Ingrid Nickelsen

Published: February 25, 2013

by Untold Press www.untoldpress.com

Untold Press

FBOFWsmWhen one story ends, another begins.

Evangeline lived a long fulfilling life. Loving mother and wife, she had everything she could wish for…until a tragic car accident took it all away from her.

Awakening in a new world with the body of a young woman, Evangeline doesn’t remember anything about her life, not even her own name. Luckily she has godparents to help guide her in this new society of the dead. As she struggles to fit in, deep inside, she can sense something is missing, a part of her that she can’t recall. When a mysterious man claims he can help get her memory back if she agrees to keep their nocturnal meetings a secret, she can’t refuse. Everything about him screams trouble, but she can’t seem to stay away. Every moment spent with him makes her feel alive again.

Is she really prepared to unveil her past completely, from beginning to end? Everything is not as it seems in her new found home, and her new life may also end in tragedy.

Rest in fear, Evangeline.

~Ingrid Nickelsen’s Bio~

 INickelsenIngrid is a 23-year-old French girl, college student, and dreamer. She currently resides in Paris, where she spends most of her time going to museums and the movies. Despite the romantic atmosphere in Montmartre, or even the fancy cafés in the Champs Elysées, she would easily trade it all for a nice walk in the woods with her schnauzer, Golden. She is always craving adventures, and finds that books are the cheapest way to travel to far-away lands. She is inwardly convinced that words have the power to heal the worst blisters on our hearts, or at least can make us forget about them for a little while. And sometimes, it is just enough to face another crazy day.

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5 Alien Stars

Life after death with a twist of fate? Kind of, but not really? Confused yet, okay so this is the deal.

Life

Evangeline (Eve) is a devoted wife and mother. The story begins when Eve decides to meet her daughter and grandson. As soon as Eve’s husband, Josh comes home the two head out…and then disaster strikes. A terrible car crash later and Eve suddenly finds herself in a new, strange place…with no memory of who she is, where she came from, or the people she left behind.

Death

“What hurts is to have no one to hold. What hurts is to be dead, and forced to survive. What hurts is that trying to survive breaks me.”  ~Ingrid Nickelson

Eve’s arrival in the ‘between’ comes as a shock, but her Godparent, Brielle rushes in to make her transition as smooth as possible. Her new life seems strange yet beautiful and even though Evangeline can’t remember her life before she died, she feels a sort of wrongness around her. Brielle shows Eve to her new home, instructs her to rest and everything will be peachy in no time.

Uncertainty weighs heavily in her mind until she meet Will. Handsome, but extremely broody and very mysterious, Will takes Eve on nightly trips back to his place. There seems to be an unspoken connection between Eve and Will, but why? Questions pile up but the thing is, no one is willing to share answers with her.

Between

Eve is introduced to so many people during her stay in the between. Some, Eve feels she can call friends, but others she would rather keep her distance from. Eve learns that her home mailbox delivers letters connecting her to people from her past. Only the letters create an ache so painful she refuses to try to remember. She doesn’t want to feel their pain, or her own. Will is the only person who makes her connect with her past…and then learns she was in a car accident with a man…her husband. But what does this mean for her and Will? Who is Will, really, and why can’t she see him during the daytime hours? Again, more questions and left with no answers.

Then Eve meets her husband, Josh. Fireworks and tingly feelings erupt, except they don’t. Eve doesn’t remember him, and worse yet, she feels like she should be with Will…

For Better or For Worse is a maze of strange, beautiful and creative wonder. The ending brought tears to my eyes, I mean seriously, I had tears. Evangeline is such a strong character and refuses to abide by their rules. I could go on forever about the up’s and down’s this story provided, but then I’d give everything away and how fun would that be, right? Ingrid Nickelson is so amazing. I recommend she be added to everyone’s up and coming new author list. Ingrid, you’ve fashioned an inspiring story with depth, wonder, and awe. Well done, my dear. Well done. Read below for an excerpt of For Better or For Worse  ❤

Excerpt:

“Everything’s gonna be okay.”

Everything is going to be okay. I should repeat it to myself like a broken record. Everything is going to be okay. Everything is going to be okay. Why does it seem like these words have lost all their meaning?

“I promise.” He embraces my waist to push me closer to his warm chest.

“How is it going to be okay?” I shake my head, unable to restrain my tears from rolling down my burning cheeks. “How? He’s dead!”

I bury my face into his collarbone to stifle my crying, listening to nothing else but the sound of his beating heart. I feel it pounding fast and hard, matching mine. It makes me cry even more. I don’t want him to be strong for the both of us. That, too, isn’t fair.

He puts his hand on the back of my head. “I’m so sorry.”

I curl up against him and move my head slightly to glance at the dark ocean. This sandy beach is my favorite place on earth. This is where he kissed me for the first time. This is the place that always reminds me someone truly loves me, and sometimes it’s just enough to chase the hurt. This is my haven.

At least it was, until now.

I ran to meet him here as soon as my little brother released my hand in his hospital bed. I knew he wouldn’t force me to speak, and he didn’t. He just held me close. It took the time of a wave dying in the vast ocean’s arms for me to fall down in a faint, my legs quaking like an aspen leaf. His grip was so tight he fell to his knees, too, resolute not to abandon me in my rare moment of weakness.

It feels so good to be weak. I don’t care if my face is washed with tears or if I have red rims around my eyes. I need this loss of myself. I need him and my haven.

“I’m sorry, Eve. So sorry.” He sighs, clasping me tighter against him to calm me down. “I wish I could do something, anything to relieve your pain. I hate being so helpless,” he hisses between clenched teeth. “It kills me.”

I peek up at him, trying to find a light of hope, but I see nothing. Tonight, I’m more aware than anyone that love isn’t possession. It doesn’t stand still. My world can fly away in the blink of an eye, and there’s absolutely nothing I can do to fight the ruthless, cold, and brutal wind that likes to come without calling.

“I…I just want…the world to disappear,” I choke out between my sobs. The thick air is getting unbearable, harder to breathe. I press my hand against my breastbone. It hurts. It hurts too much. “I can’t live anymore, I don’t want to. Not like this. Please make it stop,” I beg him. “Just make it stop. It hurts.”

He holds my face in his hands to make sure I meet his serious gaze.

“Listen to me,” he says slowly, scanning my face as he speaks. “I’m on your side. There are times when I wish I could escape this crazy world. But you know what? It’d be a terrible mistake to switch our life off if we get the chance.”

I vaguely wipe my face with the back of my hand, lowering my gaze.

“Yes, you can be hurt and awfully bruised inside,” he continues, gently tucking a stray lock of hair behind my ear. “Sometimes you get so scared to face the day you could suffocate. But I love you.”

His last words take me by surprise. I know he does. I just didn’t expect him to say them now.

“I love you,” he says again, his voice catching ever so slightly. He strokes my face once more. “I don’t want to switch my life off… because you are my life.”

I feel paralyzed for a brief moment. It doesn’t make any sense. Who am I supposed to thank for the love he’s offering me? Are they the same odds that are against me tonight? Those who first harm me to bless me next?

I desperately love him. I do. So much. He’s always been my hero, and logically speaking, a hero is supposed to be indestructible. He’ll be here, until the end of time. I have to be sure of that. I want to be sure of that.

“He’s gone.” I shrug sadly, more tears falling out of my eyes. “He’ll never be seventeen. I’ll never get the chance to see him anymore. Never again…It’s over.” I try to put together in a wrecked breath, willing for more comfort.

“No, he’s not. He’s right here,” he says, pointing at my hammering heart. “He’s probably in a better world now.”

I instinctively look up at the starry sky with a broken smile. I hope he is. He deserves to be.

“Eve.” He tips my chin down to hold my gaze. “Maybe now is the time to share what’s in your heart, too. There’s no forever.”

I quickly shake my head.

“Don’t say that.” I take a long, ragged breath. I really don’t know how to breathe anymore. “We have time.”

The disappointed light in his eyes is his only reply.

He bends down instead, and softly puts his lips close enough to touch mine. His hands travel up my cheeks and fondle my hair as he gives me a tender kiss. These are the ones I love the most. Our breath mingles together as I forget the world around us, and just like that, the ache begins to vanish little by little.

Not entirely, but just enough for the dizziness to take over so I may abandon myself in my most secured place.

His arms.

He knows I want to say those three words. I just need more time.

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Remember Love (The Forever Love Series #1) is ON SALE for a LIMITED TIME on Amazon ONLY!!!

Remember Love (The Forever Love Series #1) is ON SALE for a LIMITED TIME on Amazon ONLY!!!

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They say you can never go home again. Brenna James is about to finish her final year of college when a visit home could change everything. Fate was pushing her towards her childhood best friend, Tucker, leaving Brenna no other option than to remember memories from a time once forgotten.
Can Tucker slip himself into her heart?
Will he be able to show her his feelings?
The biggest question is, can Tucker help Brenna remember love?

The book has sexual situations and language intended for ages 18 & up.

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A Window to Love by Fifi Flowers

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1969379_10203463671453781_888191379_nA Window to Love is an erotic tale of twists, turns and surprises stretches from twinkling lights of New York to the sun drenched beaches of Santa Monica to the art world of Paris. With each destination, the layers of Evan and Melissa’s lives and closely held secrets fall away as a beautiful love grows out of the weeds of self-doubt and heartbreak.

*This book contains sexually explicit material and is intended for adult readers only.*

Melissa Bennette, a young beautiful woman who has tragically lost her parents in a devastating plane crash, is set to spend another Christmas holiday alone until one night as she gazes into the dressed up holiday windows of New York City and her path crosses with the gorgeous man of her dreams.Evan Duke is the world’s top male model, dreamed about and wanted by women everywhere, but he only has eyes for her.This erotic tale of twists, turns and surprises stretches from twinkling lights of New York to the sun drenched beaches of Santa Monica to the art world of Paris. With each destination, the layers of their lives and closely held secrets fall away as a beautiful love grows out of the weeds of self doubt and heartbreak.

Book Blitz for Falling for an Angel by Laura Prior

Title: Falling for an Angel
Author: Laura Prior
Genre: Paranormal Romance 16+

 

Synopsis: Falling for an Angel: When a mysterious stranger enters Jasmine’s life with tales of Angels and Demons she refuses to listen to his warnings. Having been raised with dishonesty and treachery, she is under no illusion of the realities of human existence. Abandoned by her family and betrayed by her friends, she find this recent twist in her life too much to handle and spirals out of control.
Zach is ancient warrior Angel. To his disgust he has been sent to guard Jasmine from the beasts that hunt her. Perplexed by her volatile human nature he struggles to control her and make her recognize the signs of the mythical world around her. 
Is it possible for two such dissimilar individuals to unite against the evil stalking them? Or will the tension between them explode – leaving catastrophic repercussions?   The Falling series itself, follows Jasmine’s story; a woman everyone can relate to. She has weaknesses and flaws and her journey is really a discovery to see if someone is really so flawed, can they overcome them enough to be accepted? Is it really about changing yourself or is it about changing other people’s perceptions of you, letting them see that whatever fate has in store, those perceived weaknesses are actually important aspects of who you are?

Laura Prior grew up in the north-east of England and has travelled the world while working as a nurse. She is currently living and working in Melbourne, Australia, with her partner. She enjoys snowboarding, long walks, shoe shopping, and cocktails. She loves reading passionate novels with strong female characters.

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Something Like Normal Cover Reveal by Monica James

Coming May 2014…
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/20802709-something-like-normal
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SYNOPSIS
* Book #1 in the Something Like Normal Series *
Mia Lee has a secret…
A secret she’s kept hidden since she was eight years old, however, Mia will no longer allow that secret to define her.
An irrevocable decision has left Mia Lee a fugitive and on the run—a circumstance that should leave her weak and scared, yet Mia has never felt so alive.
Under the pseudonym of Paige Cassidy, Mia is ready to live the life she’s never had, and she’s determined not to allow her tainted past dictate her promising future.
Paige is on a Greyhound bus heading from L.A. to South Boston, Virginia, to start a new life. A life that includes finding her mother, who abandoned her at age three. But what she finds, is four people, who will change her life forever.
Yet no one can outrun their past…
Especially one filled with bitter memories, which refuse to remain hidden.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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Monica James spent her youth devouring the works of Anne Rice, William Shakespeare and Emily Dickinson. When she is not writing, Monica is busy, running her own business, but she always finds a balance between the two. She enjoys writing honest, heartfelt and turbulent stories,hoping to leave an imprint on her readers, and her inspiration comes from every day life. Monica James resides in Melbourne, Australia, with her wonderful family, and menagerie of animals. She is slightly obsessed with cats, chucks and lip gloss, and secretly wishes she was a ninja on the weekends.

 

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Review of The Lady Astronomer by Katy O’Dowd

16051462Lucretia’s quiet life as an astronomer and hat-maker is quickly turned on its head by her brother. He is commanded by the king to build the grandest telescope in the land. Unfortunately for Lucretia, she is introduced to his majesty as her brother’s assistant. Her nights spent on rooftops gazing at the stars are replaced by adventure and danger. In a race to build the Forty-foot telescope on time for the king, her misfortunes take their toll. When Lucretia finds herself held hostage at the Clockwork Court, the innocent country girl doesn’t know who to trust. The lady astronomer finds court life to be more dangerous than she could have ever imagined. Even if her brothers manage to build the telescope on time, she might not live to earn her freedom.

With the help of her brothers, Freddie and Al, and her constant companions Leibniz the Lemur and Orion the Eagle Owl, Lucretia embarks on a journey that could change her life forever. Can she find the strength inside to balance her new life and overcome the obstacles threatening her destiny? Only the stars will tell.

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Special Note

We are proud to publish our first novel from an author who lives outside of North America. Katy hails from Ireland. When reading this novel, please keep in mind that English is not spelled the same everywhere! Because she is from Ireland and her characters also dwell in Europe, we maintained her uses and spellings. Enjoy!

Review 5 Alien Stars

The fabulous Katy O’Dowd is just awesome creative! The Lady Astronomer brings us a crew of spunky characters and witty dialogue. I loved the back and forth banter between Lucretia, Freddie and Al. Their relationship really made this book so enjoyable to devour. The dialogue, oh man, I laughed and laughed. The author does such a great job with mixing humor with loads of thrilling adventure. Also, Mrs. O’Dowd brought to life a clockwork orchestra, a freaking clockwork orchestra. How cool is that?!

In the mix, we get to meet a lemur (Leibniz) and an owl (Orion) in the story, and even though they’re animals, I felt their role was just as great as Lucretia and her two brothers. The adventure came when these crazy siblings are sought to build the great forty-foot telescope. Holy crap! I know, it’s so big, right! The King! Oh, I laughed every time he’d follow up with, “what, what.” So funny! In conclusion, I really think what makes The Lady Astronomer such a great read is that all ages can enjoy this story. Steampunk at it’s finest ❤

Also, if you’ve read Katy’s work before and loved it, she’ll have a new story out in April 2014 with Untold Press

See below for a sneak peak of MEMENTO MORI  😉  and be sure to follow Katy on Twitter.

MEMENTO MORI

Take tea with the Victorian Mafia – organised crime has never been so civilised

They say revenge is a dish best served cold – in the Lamb residence it is more likely served out of a fine bone china cup.

The untimely demise of Thaddeus Lamb (murdered, poor fellow) leaves his son Riley in charge of Assam and Earl Grey, prostitutes and extortion. Under the watchful eyes of a street philosopher who prints everything he hears, Riley and his family grieve for Thaddeus in the best way possible – retribution.

To make matters worse, the assassin O’Murtagh is leaving a trail of bodies behind, which pave their bloody way to the Lamb’s highly glossed front door.

Through a series of informants who, unfortunately, have to be disposed of; a nasty turf war over brothels and dollymops; and somebody who is depleting the coffers, life in the Lamb household falters but does not crumble, and retains its genteel veneer of calling cards, tea shops and chocolate sponge – all the social niceties, etiquette and manners that come as part of being in the upper echelons of London Victorian society.

Riley slowly starts to unravel the terrible deception that has been carried out against the Lambs, but betrayal, murder and heartbreak make for uneasy bedfellows, and he and his family can never truly rest easy, even when the Lambs have carried out their own law.

And when the cadavers start piling up, Riley and those he loves find themselves in more trouble than they could ever have anticipated.

Honestly, it’s enough to drive anyone to drink – one lump or two? The matrons of Regent’s Park will never be the same again.