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Retrace by Sigal Ehrlich Cover Reveal & Rafflecopter giveaway 5/28/14

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Book Title: Retrace
Author: Sigal Ehrlich
Genre: New Adult
Release Date: Summer 2014
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Synopsis

Nia Martins believes a fresh start will help her leave her traumatic past behind. Moving to a different country, she seeks to shake off her demons by doing the one thing that sets her free from her destructive thoughts – teaching dance. But change doesn’t come easy, and all Nia really wants is to take the next breath without the perpetual suffocation that follows.

Reeves Mitchell has looked death in the eyes so many times it’s become habitual. That is, until his best friend’s life was on the line. When the one thing he feared the most turns into reality, all he can do is pick up the pieces of his loss. As Reeves tries to live with the constant thought of “what if” gnawing at the back of his mind, he persistently and steadily builds a thick wall around himself.

Their solitary lives are all they have—until fate brings them together. Nia and Reeves’ new friendship helps make life, shadowed by the ghosts of their past, more bearable. But as their relationship deepens and new, suppressed feelings emerge between them, are they willing to retrace their steps back to where wounded hearts can be broken once more?

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c0bd7ebd56afdde760eb4c3c72d6f2d1By teen age, Sigal already lived in three different continents where she was lucky enough to experience and visit varied places, meet unique people, which only helped fuel her overly developed imagination. Currently, Sigal calls Estonia home where she lives with her husband and three kids.

Not exactly sure where they will end up next…

When she is not hiding in her office, writing, she enjoys music, reading and taking care of her little clan.

With a great believe in “”don’t wait for things to happen – make them happen,”” she enjoys anything exciting life has to offer.

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Aurora Conspiracy By Ginger Gelsheimer, Christina Keats 5/28/14





Aurora Conspiracy
   
Aurora Conspiracy 

Science Fiction / Young Adul



Aurora Conspiracy Prequel
Series
Co-Authors: Ginger Gelsheimer, Christina Keats

Inspired by the Raiders of the Lost Ark, Doctor Who and Ancient
Aliens
“Best sci-fi time travel story going!” – S. Lennon (Amazon
reviewer)

Travel back in time with the Aurora Conspiracy Prequel Series
and follow Aurelius, a man from another world, on his adventure with generation
after generation of the Proctor family through some of the most important
events and discoveries in history.   Meet famous historic figures and
discover how they were impacted. The possibilities are endless with this cast
of characters, who must surely be out there somewhere.

Crash Landing: Aurora Conspiracy Prequel Series – Episode One



“I yearn for only one thing in life…adventure!” – Emily Proctor
journal entry, dated April 16, 1897

After crashing at Proctor Farm, Aurelius is pronounced dead by
Judge Proctor and the town doctor. Hiding him away from harm and spectacle,
they open a doorway that will ultimately change Emily’s life and the
world forever.  
Emily watches over him as he lies in a coma, tortured by the
unknown. Nursing him to health, she will do the unthinkable and fall in love
with him.  However, with a mission of his own, Aurelius must find a way to
return home to Erebus, which means he will leave Emily behind. If he’s
discovered alive, they’ll have much more to worry about than love.






Conflict Rising:  Aurora Conspiracy Prequel Series – Episode
Two




“I can’t wait any longer. It’s time to take control.” Emily
Proctor journal entry – December 3, 1897

Devastated and angry, Emily will stop at nothing to get Aurelius
home, if she can only find him. On her new adventure, she will meet Liza, the
witch doctor, and just in the nick of time… but is it Liza of the past or Liza
of the future? Emily will also discover a secret that will change the Proctors
forever.
Meanwhile, Aurelius investigates the Underground, the true “Area
51” operated by the military and a strange society. He will cross paths with
arch rival enemy and future ally, Syrius, who will save the day more than once
throughout the Aurora Conspiracy saga. While he’s there, he is also introduced
to Nikola Tesla, who vows to get him home.
Emily will meet Syrius and discover that he knows Aurelius and
where the Underground is. When she decides to follow him, she finds herself in
the kind of trouble she never could have imagined, with a noose around her
neck. Will she make it out alive, and what does President McKinley have to do with
it?




Calm Before the Storm:  Aurora Conspiracy Prequel Series – Episode
Three




“Then we’re at war.” – Commander Zurtoch refusing to turn over the
Hybrid


Aurelius must follow the ruling of the Erebusian Committee after
breaking Doctrine Thirteen. Emily’s life depends on it, but there’s just one
problem—she’ll never agree to the terms.
Distraught, after Aurelius sends her home alone, Emily finds
another nightmare waiting for her there. She’ll have to rely on the help of
Syrius, Liza and a sacrifice.
After Aurelius realizes he can’t abandon Emily in her time of
need, he rushes to Proctor Farm for the big event. Besides an attempted robbery
by two infamous brothers, Aurelius and Syrius will have to survive the massive
shootout with the Celphian soldiers waiting for them at Proctor Farm.






Chaos Unleashed:  Aurora Conspiracy Prequel Series – Episode
Four




“Like an instant flicker, it was a sudden blow.
As if all the time in the world led to this very moment…”

Emily and her son Reli are on the run, evading the Celphian
soldiers that want to kidnap Reli. Reuniting with Barnaby, they travel through
time and dimensions, never staying in one place for too long. The old, broken
wagon traveler is quirky with its landings, and they run into trouble with the
Founding Fathers, when Benjamin Franklin tries to steal the magic crystal.
Aurelius and Syrius hunt down Celphian breeding grounds, hoping to
eliminate them before Commander Rydar builds an army large enough to start the
war to extinguish the hybrids.  They are pulled away from their mission
when they receive a bad vibe about a dear friend and rush to save him.
With Reli growing up before her eyes, the reality of her mortality
becomes an obsession for Emily. She begins taking alien blood injections,
trying to achieve the same longevity that Liza had. Unfortunately, all it seems
to do for Emily is make her a little cuckoo, which is never good when running
from Celphians.








Aurora Conspiracy Trilogy
Co-Authors: Ginger Gelsheimer, Christina Keats


Quest of The Hybrid: Aurora Conspiracy Trilogy – Book One



Inspired by Raiders of the Lost Ark,
Ancient Aliens and the Hunger Games

“If you are a fan of
science fiction such as Doctor Who, Stargate Atlantis and other book and movie
franchises (namely Indiana Jones and the X-Files), then you will find this
novel incredibly exciting.” – Lucinda (Amazon reviewer)


The clock ticks down for 19-year-old Jesse Proctor as she embarks
on a quest to discover the truth behind her mother’s disappearance into a
windmill 10 years before–the very windmill conspiracy theorists believe an
alien met fate with in 1897 in Aurora, Texas. Desperate to find answers, she
uncovers an enigma–a dimension portal, which opens the doorway to some of the
most mysterious places in the universe including: the Bermuda Triangle, the
Pyramids of Giza and Atlantis. Could it also lead her to the love of her life?

After Jesse meets Aurelius, an alien from Planet Erebus, she
discovers a secret that will throw her into the middle of an age-old war with
the Celphians, who desires to extinguish the hybrid-infested human race. Danger
and mayhem await them at every turn. To make matters worse, her mother is being
held captive on Planet Celphi.

Or is she?


Jesse Proctor



“She’s ready, sir… these things don’t affect her.” – Sonya
Jesse represents the Proctor family well with her independence
and tenacity.  Very much like her ancestor Emily, who we fell in love with
in Episode 1, Jesse is curious and adventurous and won’t take no for an answer.
As writers, we both love Jesse and have thoroughly enjoyed
following her on this great adventure.  She is surely some combination of
both of us, as well as our daughters, and we are excited and strive to see her
reach her full potential.
She is a woman on a mission with a drive
that can’t quit
The audience joins Jesse Proctor on her adventure as she winds
through the Aurora Conspiracy trilogy.  She matures through her experience
from a young girl to amazing future leader.

Aurelius


“Emily stared at the victim and couldn’t understand the electric
vibe of energy that ran through her body. His skin was beautiful, olive in
color beneath its iridescence, and the shimmer of his violet eyes captivated
her.”
– Emily Proctor
Aurelius has known and loved the Proctor family through the
generations since 1897.  He watches over them and does his best to keep
them safe.
We both love Aurelius, as he is our true muse.  There were
times we honestly joked about and felt as though he was out there somewhere
channeling his story to us.  It literally spewed out at times to where we
just couldn’t stop creating.
He is to Jesse, as OB1 was to Luke
Aurelius forms the framework for the entire franchise, as it was
his crash in 1897 that kicked off the Proctor legacy.  He represents age,
wisdom and exploration and provides the audience with something to hold on to,
a way to believe that Jesse will be okay.


Emily



“She held his hand in hers. Her skin became warm and she could feel
the heat surge through her veins.”
– Emily’s inner thoughts
Emily lived a very secluded life on the farm. Doing her duties
and chores she kept to a schedule. In her free time however, she found solace
by the nearby stream in the wooded area that took up a good junk of their land.
It was there that she found peace. It was there that she had dreams of the
future and outside possibilities beyond the farm. It was also there that she
could lose hope in the same day. Until of course…her day finally came-Aurelius.
Emily’s belief in her purpose is what gave us as writers the
motivation to make her a key part of to the story. She took her chance and did
it responsibly and without greed. She understood what was right and did just
that, never veering from that path. Heartbroken yet strong she helped to raise
our future.
A quiet dream can sometimes save the world
Take in that small bit of time where it all began. Respect Emily
as you would any mother that nurtured, cared, and believed in herself and the
love she was given.
“Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at
all.
” – Alfred Lord Tennyson

James Proctor



“Dude, really? Why don’t you use a shotgun like normal people?” – James
Proctor
James keeps to himself for the most part. Almost like he was
waiting for something. Stubborn like his sister, he doesn’t like to step down
from his beliefs. His willingness to change, however, comes with the new path
life takes him down as a once quiet and stable home he felt he was undertaking,
turns into a gateway to new worlds and thoughts that truly take him outside the
box.
Invigorated and unadmittably scared, James will stop at nothing
to make sure his sister is safe. And he too, has the hunger for truth as he can
finally admit, and won’t take no for an answer.
Letting James loose and come to life was a fun part of this
story. Like many of us, it’s a step out to admit you believe in the
unbelievable. As an audience, in his own way, James learns the truth and has
faith in what he truly believes in. His loyalty cannot be matched. Step out
with James and together, we can see what others deemed impossible.
A man with a quiet past gives into the
truth out of love…and loyalty
The audience will appreciate James for his physical abilities,
his charms but mostly his struggle with change. Like him, they will learn that
to truly know what is out there in the world, one needs to be open. Against all
odds, he finds himself willing to do just that.

Marcus



““He wasn’t really my brother, but he might as well have been; the
three of us had been musketeers since I was five.  Marcus was a natural
charmer with his celebrity smile and dark shaggy surfboard hair and he loved
messing with me.”  
– Jesse Proctor
Marcus grew up around the Proctors from the time he was eight
when his mother, older sister and he moved to Aurora to live with his
grandparents after his father died unexpectedly.  His family had known the
Proctors for generations.
Marcus is no doubt Ginger’s favorite secondary character for his
big smile and playful personality.  He’s also a protector and has a deep
heart which becomes more and more evident as the story plays out.
He’s the knight in shining armor
who sometimes needs saving
by the damsel in distress
We wanted Marcus to be fun for the audience.  His long
shaggy hair makes him look like something off the beach from California and his
pearly whites and Cheshire grin are irresistible to most women, but not to
Jesse.  The cat and mouse game between them was without a doubt one of the
most fun to create.  But he’s also solid as a rock and a strong foundation
for Jesse when the going gets tough.




Ginger Gelsheimer became part
of the surf & ski writing team in 2009, when the Aurora Conspiracy
franchise came to life over a great bottle of vino. What if he lived? We
wondered about the alien that crashed into a windmill in 1897… and that’s
how Aurelius was born.
With writing partner Christina
Keats, Ginger took a leap of faith and embarked on her own adventure of a
lifetime with the Aurora Conspiracy trilogy, kicking her corporate job to the
curb. Together, these ladies have explored the outer limits of where life
could actually take them. The freedom and boundary-less adventure in Aurora
Conspiracy has truly become a reflection of the freedom they have demanded
and achieved in their lives.
Ginger has also started another
series called The Dark Days, which is loosely based on a prequel to The Hunger
Games. She has written three episodes so far with her daughter, Taylor
Anderson.
Ginger lives in Tampa, Florida
where the ocean inspires imagination. She lives with Taylor and a house full
of black furry animals and four huge fish in the pond.
Stories, movies, writing and
the world of creativity have always been a part of Christina’s life and in
2009 things took a natural shift. The formation of the “Surf & Ski
writing team” set things in motion with her writing partner, Ginger,
when Aurora Conspiracy came to life.
A warm Colorado evening and the
curiosity of the unknown led to the birth of Jesse, Aurelius and the truth.
The Aurora Texas crash in 1897 may be known throughout the world but the true
facts of what really happened are not. Hence, the quest to bring out the
truth and its possibilities began.
From that moment on, they
explored these possibilities through the wild legends and great heroes of
Earth, time and space. This adventure continues to unfold between the coast
of Florida and the Rockies of Colorado, and this Surf & Ski team are
excited to share these new stories with you!
Christina lives her life with
true passion and where all things are due a good exploration. Living in
Colorado and an undeniable nature fanatic, Christina finds her solace in her
home, her family and her spirit for life’s possibilities, believing nothing
is impossible and nothing is untouchable.

















How we came up with the idea for the Aurora Conspiracy Trilogy and
Prequel Series…

We came up with the idea
for Aurora Conspiracy on one of our “make sure to stay friends by seeing each
other frequently” visits in Colorado. Some good wine and great chatter left us
yearning for more than normal conversation. As we settled into the alien and
conspiracy TV shows that have always peaked our interest, it was as if direct
message flew in and plopped right down beside us. One particular story about a
spaceship that crashed in Aurora, Texas in 1897, caught our attention. The
evidence that it had actually happened was overwhelming – you had to try hard
not to believe it. We thought “what if he lived?” …and the next minute,
Aurelius was born. Now, he is our muse, renting space in our heads, and he is
LOUD and “high-maintenance”, demanding that his story gets told.

That sunny and relaxing
evening turned into a high-energy night with high-speed momentum. We had no idea
it would lead to a project we will probably work on for a decade. From the one
story we grew and began to intertwine other conspiracies and events from
history into an epic journey that runs through generations of the Proctor
family who nursed Aurelius back to health when he originally crashed.


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Excerpts

Quest of the Hybrid – Hunted






He
threw the fruit down and slowly wiped his face with the back
of
his hand. When he looked up at me, his eyes were as black as coal.
A
chill ran down my spine. “Marcus, are you okay?”

No
response. He just stared at me with cold, dark eyes.
He
pulled his knife out of his pocket slowly and held it up, ready to
throw
a kill. Looking behind me to see what he was aiming at, I
slowly
began to back up, realizing I was the only one in range.
“Marcus!
Talk to me!”

He
stood motionless with his blade still aimed at me. I continued
back
away from him slowly.

“Marcus,
please, stop messing around,” I pleaded. “You’re
scaring
me.” I could handle a lot of things, but I don’t know what
do
with this.

Still
not responding, he moved closer with white foam beginning
to
ooze from his lips like a rabid animal. My instinct told me to
hightail
it out of there.

I
ran toward my backpack just in time, as the blade whizzed by
my
head. I grabbed the bag successfully, but he beat me to my spear.
 “Marcus! Snap out of it,” I yelled, but it was
no use. Raising the spear,
he
ran in my direction. He was hunting me.




Quest of the Hybrid – Sam was here






Tracing
the letters of my mother’s name, my fingers lightly brushed across the cool,
clammy stone. Somehow, it made me feel connected to her even though she wasn’t
here.

“Guess
you’re going to have to get over that fear of yours. Looks like we’re going
this way,” he said, edging toward the darkness.

Knowing
my mom had followed this path before me eased any fear I had of caves. I walked
outside and grabbed my backpack, his knife, and the spear I had made.

Marcus
lightly poked his finger on the tip of my spear. “That’d pierce an armadillo.”

“I’m
not helpless. Here’s your knife.” I wished I hadn’t said that right before I
thought to ask him to make a couple of torches to light our way.

I
looked at him and before I could speak he’d read my mind. “Need something,
helpless?”
“Smart
ass, make us some torches.”




Quest of the Hybrid – Buried Alive



Her
eyes opened wide and she pushed on the lid of her coffin, which didn’t budge.
She didn’t expect it to.

“I
can’t believe I let that asshole bury me alive to cover his tracks. He better
keep his promise this time,” she mumbled to herself. “Enough of him, time to
get me out of here,” she shook her head at the repulsion she felt inside the
death box.





Quest of the Hybrid – Far, far away



The
lightning lit up the entire sky, and there must have been hundreds of ghost
planes and ships circling in the mist. It was surreal and I couldn’t tell if it
was actually happening, or if this was a new vision.

Struggling
to navigate, I managed to keep the plane upright, as it bounced back and forth
on each side. As if I didn’t have enough to handle, a huge schooner came out of
nowhere and was headed right for us. Dodging it was impossible, we were going
to crash.

I
braced for the impact with tears swelling up in my eyes, hoping James couldn’t
sense my emotions. I wasn’t ready to die. This was it, I was about to throw us
into a nosedive; the only thing I thought might save us…



Quest of the Hybrid – Far, far away




The
lightning lit up the entire sky, and there must have been hundreds of ghost
planes and ships circling in the mist. It was surreal and I couldn’t tell if it
was actually happening, or if this was a new vision.
Struggling
to navigate, I managed to keep the plane upright, as it bounced back and forth
on each side. As if I didn’t have enough to handle, a huge schooner came out of
nowhere and was headed right for us. Dodging it was impossible, we were going
to crash.
I
braced for the impact with tears swelling up in my eyes, hoping James couldn’t
sense my emotions. I wasn’t ready to die. This was it, I was about to throw us
into a nosedive; the only thing I thought might save us…

Confessing Hearts Cover Reveal & Rafflecopter giveaway 5/28/14


~ Synopsis ~
It’s been two weeks since
Alexander broke things off with Sapphira. Realizing that he made the
biggest mistake of his life, he concocts a desperate scheme to earn her
forgiveness. Together again, it seems they are headed for a storybook
romance.

But unknown to them, their pasts are about to converge
in a way that could turn deadly. Will true love conquer all? Or will
the past drive them apart for good?

Confessing Hearts is the second book in the Vacant Hearts trilogy.

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Sapphira
Jones has never known love. Haunted by a past she has tried to forget,
she remains distant from everyone except her best friend. Alexander
Thomas, bestselling novelist, still mourns the loss of his beloved wife
after nearly five years. He is incapable of love.

A series of
chance encounters brings these two desolate hearts together. Desperate
to remain in the life of the only man she’s ever wanted, Sapphira
concocts a plan she hopes will fulfill his needs – and hers. Can she
rescue him from his bleak despair? Or will the ghost of his wife prove
too much for her to overcome?

Vacant Hearts is the first
installment of the Vacant Hearts Trilogy, where two barren hearts
collide in a tale of scorching sex and desire, love and romance.
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 I’m an IT Worker living the
dream of writing a book. I live in New England with my wife and two
kids. We have a small menagerie of one dog, one cat, and two ferrets. My
goal for writing is to write a book that my wife would be proud of.
Anything after that is just icing on the cake.
 

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Come Sundown by Chelsea Landon Release Day Blitz 5/28/14

Title: Come Sundown

Author: Chelsea Landon

Release Date: May 27, 2014

Synopsis

Erin Evans is the kind of girl no guy wants to be in a relationship with. She’s controlling and never backs down when she thinks she’s right.
Knowing this, and rightfully fearing her last few years in her twenties will be like the last five, she looks for some adventure.
That’s when her best friend convinces her to go on vacation with her to the Bahamas.
On the land of white sand, coconut rum, and a cloudless sky, what she never expeects is to meet Tyler Weston, a local bar tender with a sweet tongue for the pretty girls. He’s tattooed, entertaining, and living the dream in paradise as he sets her drinks and world on fire.
As the moon lights the city, Erin unexpectedly becomes infatuated with Tyler and his bartending skills when he offers her a challenge to try his Black Magic drink. With a mission to now try every drink on the menu, one night she can barely remember turns into two weeks of exciting possibilities she never saw coming.
Can Erin put aside her cynical side and let the dirty mouthed bartender show her what island life is really like?
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“Sounds like you have it all figured out, don’t you?”
A satisfied smile crossed his face. “Uh-huh.”
“I bet you have a dirty mouth, too?”
By the look on his face, it was fairly obvious he was about to say something dirty. “Sweetheart, you’d be surprised what that mouth can get me and what it can do for you.”
“Wow.” I threw my head back. “You’re so fucking arrogant.”
“Arrogance is a blessing.”
“How so?”
“No matter what you say” — he winked — “you want a man with confidence.”
He had me there.
A raucous burst of laughter brought me out of my island boy trance. 
I brought the glass to my lips, finishing my drink, and watched a group of intoxicated girls grind on each other. Next to them, there was a group of men watching, drooling, and then taking them home.
“A girl really did a shot off a guy’s dick?”
Tyler grinned and held up the bottle of tequila in one hand, the other one undoing his belt buckle. “Wanna try?”
“Oh, uh.” I swallowed, and I thought he sensed maybe I wasn’t drunk enough for that, but it did sound appealing to me. I wouldn’t mind putting my mouth on him for sure, the thought tempting, even if I just envisioned it in my mind.
Before I had a lot of time to think about it, Tyler looked around the bar. It was empty for the most part, so he patted the bar. “Hop up here, city girl.”
“On the bar?”
He raised an eyebrow, setting the bottle of tequila on the bar and then placing two limes and salt beside it. “Yeah, what the fuck does ‘hop up here’ mean in city terms?”
“All right, let’s do it.” I gave a nod, as if to prepare myself.
“Off my dick?” You couldn’t miss the eagerness in his voice.
“Uh, no. Something else.”
I jumped slightly when his hands touched my exposed knees, pulling them apart. He then grabbed the salt shaker and made me get on the bar. He moved between my legs, putting his hands on my thighs again. With a firm grip he slid me forward and stood so his chest was in line with mine, so close I could finally smell him. He smelled like summer, warm sand, rum and cologne, fresh and clean.
He let go of me and then drew back far enough that he could raise his hands to pull his T-shirt over his shoulders. Goddamn, was he muscular and tanned. Dark markings scattered his chest and arms with what appeared to be about twenty or thirty different tattoos. I didn’t have a single tattoo, and the thought of getting even one terrified me. But part of me was really excited right then because now I knew he didn’t have a cat’s ass on his stomach. I could work with this.
I snuck a peek at his body again, just one more and proudly noticed him doing the same thing.
Oh yeah, I could definitely work with this.
We stared at each other for a moment, Zac Brown Band bellowing through the bar.
I was fairly modest in my attempt at a body shot and did one off his neck. Licking his soft but rough skin, I took my shot and then sucked on the lime in my hand. He said nothing, showed no real reaction other than his arms tensing when I licked his neck.
We sat there, staring at each other.
It was his turn. 
Slowly he bent down to my neck, his lips on my collar bone, but he didn’t stay there. He surprised me when he moved lower, and lower. When he reached my thighs, he slowly spread them apart, his thumbs on my inner thighs, just inches above my knees.
I moaned, tossing my head back. “Of course you’d do that.”
He looked up at me, his head between my legs. “Nice panties.”
“Stop looking.”
I went to close my legs, but he caught them in his firm grip, prying them apart. “I don’t think so. You owe me.”
His mouth moved in, closer, and then closer. The heat from his breath and the humidity had me sweating like crazy. No way did I want his mouth down there. I tried to pull him up by his shoulders, but he knocked my hands away and shook his head.
With his mouth on my left thigh, he slowly licked a trail upward until his nose hit the bottom of my dress. Drawing back just slightly, he reached beside him for the salt, sprinkling it over the path his tongue had just made. Reaching up he placed the lime in my mouth.
Is he serious?
Yep. Looks like it.
I took the lime, willingly. He grabbed the shot and lowered himself once more between my legs. Wanting to tease him, and maybe torture myself, I spread my legs a little farther apart. 
He smiled, his eyes a little darker as his hair fell in his face. Nothing was being said, but this was by far the sexiest shot I’d ever experienced.
With absolutely no hesitation, he licked the path he made with the salt, his tongue flat and wet against my overly heated skin. The sensation shot through my body, causing me to jump on contact. He noticed and gripped my thighs a little tighter, holding me still.
Pulling away, he threw his head back and took the shot, and then brought himself to my mouth. At some point I had bitten down on the lime; the juice squeezed down my chin and neck. Licking my neck, then chin, capturing the juices, he then took the lime, smiling the entire time.
Our lips never touched, and I was sadly disappointed. I wanted to kiss him.
He leaned toward me and brought his lips to my ear. “Now imagine that…higher….” His left hand, which was on my thigh, still moved higher until the pad of his thumb was between my legs. He stroked his thumb over my clit, separated from his skin by the thin wetness of my panties, with just enough pressure that I wanted to scream and then shove his entire hand up there.  To say my body was now officially more liquefied than the drinks that this delicious looking bartender served to his customers would be the biggest understatement of the night. I needed him as much as I needed my next breath. Praying that this night ended the way I’d envisioned because this ache wasn’t going to go away on its own.
Other novels by Chelsea Landon
Something Worth Saving
It was one night, one fate and something tragic destroying something beautiful. 
Heavy sheets of smoke curling and rolling together constricting my visions of this life I had.
You see that there? 
That wrenching pain in your gut knowing not everything as it seems? 
Look closer. That nervous energy you now have, stumbling over words you can’t say, a voice muffled under a mask, a moaning plea to be saved, slurred words on the tip of your tongue, there’s the something tragic.
When I have nothing left to give, nothing left to say, it’s him that brings me back to the moment, in the arms of my firefighter, the warmth of his heart and body, struggling to save his family.
Just Enough
Coming Summer 2014
I want out of this town.
I want to leave and never look back.
He doesn’t knock when he comes in, he never needs to. He knows, as well as I do, my door is always open, waiting.
I crave him. I do. He knows this, I think, I know, and I believe he craves me too. Why else would he come back?
It’s his determination and his will that gets me. That determination keeps me waiting for him in a dreary bay. I’ve always heard my friends say they wanted the rich guy to take them out of this small town that seems to hold us all captive.
Lincoln wasn’t that guy. At first look, he’s a fisherman, married to the sea and weighted by her waves.
Who is he to me?
He’s someone who gives just enough.
He shows me a different way of thinking. A way to give more than just enough.
Author Info
A stay-at-home mom, Chelsea spends her days drinking entirely too much caffeine, baking sugar-sweet treats she never eats, playing on Pinterest, and jotting down notes for her novels. A dreamer at heart, she’s been creating happily-ever-afters. She’s a lover, a writer, a dreamer, would rather type than speak, wants to remember everything, loves lots of ice in her drinks, and is slightly introverted.
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