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Rumors by AC Arthur Sneak Peek & Rafflecopter giveaway 12/26/14

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Book Title: Rumors
Author: A.C. Arthur
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: December 2014
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Synopsis

Her death tore them apart. Will solving her murder bring them back together?

Best friends Landy, Tenile, Nicole, Nathan, Justin, and Kareem were the golden children of Tanner University. Their paths were set: doctors, lawyers, business moguls, they were going to light the world on fire. Then, two weeks before graduation, Landy was murdered—and Nathan was blamed. Though he was never charged, vicious rumors drove him from town, and the circle of friends broke.

Ten years later, Nathan is back in Tanner, determined to clear his name. He’s asking questions no one wants answered, and soon rumors threaten to divide the community once more. Everyone in this small town is keeping big secrets—especially Landy’s old friends—and someone is willing to kill to keep their darkest deeds buried. . . .

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The window was open. Long sheer white drapes blew with the breeze, stretching like arms toward the bed where she lay. Her large hazel eyes were wide and focused as she struggled to get free. Blood pumped hot and fierce through his veins as he watched her. She was beautiful. She was his. Just like she used to be.

Before they changed her.

Blood trickled down her face, its darkness marring her perfect skin. This wasn’t what he’d planned. He hadn’t meant to hurt her but she hadn’t been acting like herself. She’d been saying things to him. Mean things. Things he knew they’d put into her head. And there was no going back now. No stopping what was meant to be.

He’d tied her hands and feet to keep them still. Breasts, full and plump, strained against the thin material of the sundress she wore. It had shifted as she’d squirmed, rising above her hips, showing off her long legs.

He’d taped her mouth, which made her appear helpless, but he knew better. She knew how to hurt him. She’d done so many times before.

But tonight would be different. He was in charge now and he’d made sure she knew it. His heart hammered mercilessly against his rib cage. This had to be done. She’d left him no other choice.

Looking down at her, he remembered happier times. Times when he believed that she would be the shining star in his life. Kneeling beside the bed, he blinked against his own tears, needing to hear her voice just once more. With slow, deliberate motions, he pulled the duct tape from her lips. They were chafed from the tape, a red bruise boxing them in, blood marring that otherwise perfect part of her face.

“Please, let me go,” she rasped.

He smiled, the sound of her voice filling his head, flooding his heart with a gush of inexplicable emotion. Tears streaked her face, running alongside blood. With a trembling hand he wiped both away.

“Please,” she whispered again.

“I love you,” he said, then lunged one last time.

Soon she went still. He tucked a lock of hair behind her ear, feeling peaceful at last. In life, she’d been everything light and good.

In death, she was his, forever.

Dream Cast

Yolanda Connor – Zendaya
Donovan Connor – Jesse Williams
Tenile Barnes – Zoe Saldana
Nicole Stanfield – Kiki Palmer
Tracy Barnes – Regina Hall
Nathan Hamilton – Lamman Rucker
Justin Grant – Omari Hardwick
Kareem Winston – Lance Gross

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Meet the Author

Artist C. Arthur was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland where she currently resides with her husband and three children. An active imagination and a love for reading encouraged her to begin writing in high school and she hasn’t stopped since.

Working in the legal field for more than twenty years now she’s seen lots of horrific things and longs for the safe haven reading a romance novel brings. Her debut novel Object of His Desire was written when a picture of an Italian villa sparked the idea of an African-American/Italian hero. To date, Artist has written in several genres including, young adult paranormal (written as Artist Arthur, http://www.artistarthurbooks.com), erotic romance as Sapphire Blue, a sensual contemporary romance following the loves and life of The Donovan Family, and most recently a sexy paranormal series titled The Shadow Shifters, both written as A.C. Arthur (www.acarthur.net).

Determined to bring a new edge to romance, Artist continues to develop intriguing plots, sensual love scenes, racy characters and fresh dialogue—thus keeping the readers on their toes!

Artist loves to hear from her readers and can be reached through her contact form or via email at acarthur22 @ yahoo.com (without spaces).

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Endure Anthology Release Event & Rafflecopter giveaway 12/26/14

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Book Title: Endure
Author: Various
Genre: Contemporary Romance Collection
Release Date: December 26, 2014
Hosted by: Book Enthusiast Promotions

Synopsis

**All proceeds from this anthology will go to RAINN (Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network), the nations largest anti-sexual assault organization, where 92 cents of every dollar donated goes directly to helping victims and preventing sexual violence.**

From six authors, come six stories of strength, courage, passion, and survival.

Embers of Starlight by Sonia De Leon – Talula thought she made all the right choices, but in the end, those decisions led to her demise.

Covered in Coal by Silla Webb – Carly Jo battles to keep her secrets buried deep beneath the black Kentucky coal, and her heart safe from the fiery Colton Weston.

Mine Would Be You by Danielle Jamie – Emelyn was thrilled to be the Maid of a Honor at her best friend’s wedding, but it came with a catch.

A Beautiful Thought by Alicia Rae – Gail is forced to become roommates with Damon—the one man she has been avoiding since the first time she laid eyes on him. Can Damon break through the barriers Gail has so carefully placed around her heart or will Gail’s reservations keep her from falling in love?

Our Chance by Brandace Morrow – Jules returns to her childhood home five years after her husband’s death, but the first person she sees is the man she left behind.

The Price of Love by Cassy Roop – Tristan saves the life of a young woman, who then haunts his dreams for eight long years. When she literally falls at his feet, Tristan decides that he will protect her, no matter what the cost. When her past comes back to threaten her, his plan to keep her close could cost his heart.

Meet the Author

SONIA DE LEON – Hello readers and friends! I am a mother to 3 girls, and live with my husband in the south suburbs of Chicago. My love of reading began around the age of 7 when my parents decided that my siblings and I were too obsessed with watching television. So they did what any normal, rational (where is my sarcasm font?) parent would do, and threw the TV out. When my siblings and I smuggled it back inside in the middle of the night, they reacted in a similar normal and rational manner, by throwing the TV out of the second story window.

And thus began my love of reading, an activity that still tightly binds my siblings and I down to this day. Worlds unraveled before my eyes as I solved mysteries with Nancy, explored a chocolate factory with Charlie, and discovered Narnia alongside a talking lion named Aslan. From the age of 7 on, you could almost always find me with a book in hand. In my teenage years, I discovered VC Andrews, LJ Smith, Diana Gabaldon, and Morgan Llywelyn. As a woman, my favorite authors are Laura Kinsale, Penelope Williamson, Colleen Hoover, Mia Sheridan, and (still) Diana Gabaldon. My favorite stories are the ones that make me forget, inspire me to live, and enrich my undying belief in happily ever after.

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Silla Webb – Silla Webb is a Kentucky native, raised in the heart of the coal fields. A coal truck driver’s daughter, and a railroader’s wife, the coal fields own a special place in her heart.

She is a work at home, Super Momma to three rowdy boys, who keep her on her feet from daylight to sunset. As a pass time from her everyday life, Silla started a blog-Momma’s Secret Book Obsession, for reviewing romance novels. From there, she realized that not only did she have a natural love for reading and reviewing, but she found that lost love of writing that she once had as a young girl.

When she isn’t conquering the world as a wife, momma and Super Woman, Silla loves to lay on the front porch swing and read while sipping sweet tea, just passin’ the day away.

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DANIELLE JAMIE – Danielle Jamie is the Bestselling Author of Contemporary Romance for her Savannah Series. She has loved writing since she was a child, and would spend all her free time reading and writing short stories. As she grew older her passion for writing only became stronger. She assumed writing would only always be just a hobby, until one day she learned about self-publishing. She took a risk, wrote her first novel Irresistible Desire and published it. Now one year and five novels later she’s a full time writer and traveling around the U.S. meeting fans all while living her dream as a full time author.

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ALICIA RAE – Alicia Rae is a Contemporary Romance Author who lives in Dekalb, Illinois, with her husband and three beautiful boys. Alicia has a passion for reading all types of romance, writing to bring a story to life, and photography.

Thank you to my dear sister, Kels, who showed me a few years ago how much I truly missed reading. And to my loving husband, for not throwing away my Nook, and planting the seed of writing in my mind. I am forever grateful. Xo

Readers, words cannot thank you enough for supporting me along this incredible journey. I hope you enjoy my novels as much as I do writing them. I thank each and every one of you.

Believe in yourself and follow your dreams…

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BRANDACE MORROW – Brandace Morrow is a full time mom of four, and currently stationed overseas with her sexy soldier. Her recent obsessions are Maroon 5, rum and coke, and reading in no particular order. Despite being terribly awkward with social media, she’s everywhere. Frequently subjecting the public to pictures of her minion’s messes, and everything that is Momdom in the Morrow house.

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CASSY ROOP – Cassy is a work at home mom where she spends her days surrounded by children running her in-home daycare. She loves to cook, read and spend her nights and weekends being a Les Mills group fitness instructor.

She has been a lover of all things romance from a very early age. She hopes and dreams that everyone can receive their happy ever after. A good ol country girl at heart, she was born and raised in Arkansas and now resides in Charlottesville, Virginia with her husband and three young children.

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Beginning with Forever By Lan LLP sale blitz 12/26/14

Beginning
with Forever (Forever
#1)
By Lan
LLP
99c Sale
12/26 –
2/28
Beginning with Forever 

“Carson, I’m freely
offering myself to you right now. Please,” I plead fearlessly. I’m shameless
and not above begging for him to take my body. Who is this sex-craved woman
anyways? 

“Sweetness, you’re
making it very difficult for me to resist you, to control myself.” He lowers
himself intimately close to graze his soft, moist lips on my forehead, bridge
of my nose and then intensely over my lips. The urgency of his need for me is
translated through his kisses. Biting down firmly on his lower lip, it appears
that he’s forcing the strength of his will to remain tame. Our eye contact is
broken when he seals his shut to blind the temptation lying underneath his
body. His hands grip the sheets desperately, clawing and then fisting. I think
this is his last hope of hanging onto his dignity. “Goodnight Lily, only offer
your body to me when you believe it in your heart,” he murmurs and rolls off of
me. Lying flat on his back, he attempts to steady his labored breathing. 

Love isn’t easy to
forget even if you’re determined to never feel it again. It has a way of
finding you when all hope is gone, resurfacing tender emotions you’ve buried
deep in your core because the pain of acknowledging them is too much for you to
handle. 

Carson Bradley, CEO
of a powerful pharmaceutical corporation is rich beyond boundaries with a
missing soul. His heart faded away fifteen years ago with the death of his
first love. He strives every day for the sake of his cancer research because
he’s determined to eradicate cancer forever. 

Lillian Ly is a
humble, young medical student whose kind and generous heart is as vast as the
universe. Being raised poor by a single parent; she matured quickly and
respected the sacrifices her mother made for her. Lillian’s determination leads
her down a stringent five-year path with no room for love. 

When their paths
cross at an unlikely place thousands of miles away from home, they both realize
that fate has brought them together, and Carson will never let anything or
anyone tear them apart. He knows how desolate life is without love and refuses
to return to that dark place ever again. 

Lillian enters
Carson’s world with the purest intention of loving him with all her heart, but
discovers that his volatile world will alter her uncomplicated life
indefinitely. Regardless of what obstacles are thrown in their path, Lillian
and Carson will endure them all to hold onto their forever from the beginning
to the end. 

 
 

 

 

 

Over a year ago, I decided to
pick up a pen and jotted down the first sentence of my vivid imagination. Those
initial words were the seeds that grew into my romance book, “Beginning with
Forever.” With all my heart, I wrote, rewrote, edited, re-edited and now, I’m
finally ready to share it with all of you. My one and only aspiration for this
book is to have readers embrace my story and characters with their heart. If I
can make someone laugh till their gut hurts, hate the villain with vengeance,
cry till their eyes dry out, fall in love all over again, and drool over the
hero or feel any other emotions, than I’ve succeeded my goal.

I’m the sappiest
person in the world when it comes to romance. I believe in love at first sight,
Prince Charming or in my book, Mr. Hot Billionaire, and happy endings. In my
heart, every women deserves all three, and they will when they lose themselves
in my books. Your fantasy can become a reality with just the flip of a page, so
come join me.