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Large Families, Birthdays, Writing Moments, and a bit about A Beautiful Danger

I’ve been crazy busy with life lately. Most of you know that I have five children, a hubby and two dogs to wrangle with my Wonder Woman lasso. It’s a lot of work on most days, but right now it’s our household’s birthday season. That means there is a birthday at least every two weeks. We put a banner up in our dining room and leave it there to mark the constant events, and we make a big deal about everyone’s special day because in a large family (especially one with a young baby) the focus isn’t often on just one person. It’s a lot of fun for the individual, and I love how much joy each person gets out of it, but for me, it feels like I’m either preparing for a birthday or celebrating one. That coupled with easter and ANZAC day holidays, plus the upcoming mothers day and I’m one very busy lady. (My birthday is actually one of the last, so when it gets to me I’m kind of over celebrating, but don’t tell anyone)

Obviously all this leaves little time for writing, but I’m managing to get a minimum of a thousand words out a day just working from my phone when I get a few minutes spare.

My current WIP is A Beautiful Danger which is about Ruby Garvan, a waitress at a top restaurant in Sydney’s Lane Cove. She’s had a bit of a rough time with men in her life thus far, and blames a lot of it on the fact her father abandoned her when she was twelve. To make sure she stops following the same relationship pattern, she’s purposely seeking a relationship with a man who is the opposite of everything she normally goes for. In her head, it’s all working out. But her friends don’t seem to think so, especially when they see the sparks that fly whenever Flynn Trotsky enters the room. Flynn is a bit of a daredevil, and when we first meet him he’s being chased by police and evading them using parkour. Ruby takes one look at him and decides he’s bad news–a danger to her and what she wants out of her life. But when Ruby needs someone, Flynn is always there and soon her friends start to intervene…

So this book is slowly coming along. I’ve never had to write this slow before and while it’s making me antsy, it’s also teaching me a bit more patience with my writing. Normally, I push myself day and night, needing to get ALL of the words out of my head as fast as possible. But this time, I have to think about it all very carefully because my time is so limited and I need to be concise to avoid writing in the wrong direction. It’s an interesting process. And while I don’t mind it, I’m sure I’m going to be writing my butt off the moment my seven month old starts sleeping better!

I’m trying to get her into a solid routine at the moment, so we’ll see how she goes with that in the near future. It’s just been hard to get her sleeping at specific times every day because I’m always running around after everyone else and she’s just had to come with me. So, we will SEE!

Speak of the devil, she’s awake and calling for me now. More updates to follow!

Lilliana xoxox

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New Year, New Reads

Welcome to 2017! To celebrate the new year, I’m part of a promotion with 24 other authors to help you kick-start your reading list in 2017.

It’s pretty simple, all you have to do is follow this link – http://www.edensummers.com/newyearnewreads.html – There, you’ll be asked to sign up for some author newsletters to claim your free read. There are 25 free books in total, including In the Wind from me (which I hope most of you have read, but if you haven’t, now’s your chance.)

This offer only lasts until January 15, so please take advantage of it while you can.

I’ll be back in a few days with the cover reveal for Played.

What!?! Did you read that right??

Yes! Played is almost here, so keep your eyes peeled!

Lilliana xoxox

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All the NEWS!

News, news, glorious news!

I’ll bet you thought you wouldn’t hear much from me until after this baby of mine is born, BUT, I couldn’t stay quiet (nor could I stay idle) so I have a lot of news to share with you all…

As you already know, I’m expecting my fifth baby and the pregnancy hormones have really been messing with my energy levels and my creativity. It took until almost 18weeks before I stopped having morning sickness (or as I like to call it, ‘progressively-worse-as-the-day-goes-on-sickness’) and since then, I’ve found enough energy to get some work done again. This work has come in the form of collaborating with my husband on his first romance novel – Till There Was You.

This has been a fantastic way for me to keep busy even though my pregnant brain isn’t as creative as it was a few months ago, because hubby did all the creating while I focused on the technical side of building the story. Right now, Till There Was You is sitting with the editor, so when we get it back we’ll be able to see how much more work needs to be done which is when we’ll set a release date. We’re hoping we’ll have it in your hot little hands by the end of June, so keep an eye out for the cover and first few chapters reveal that will come in the next couple of weeks!

Here’s a little hint of what’s to come….

BLURB

Haunted by his past, Lincoln Ryan abandoned his life in Australia, retreating halfway around the world to the town of Newsham, a place as remote and cold as his heart had become. It suited him perfectly—for a while.

When a fateful event forces him to help out local bar owner, Lily Colbert, Linc finds his life of solitude is suddenly flooded with the light and hope of one very stubborn woman. Slowly his walls begin to crumble, as he lets the enigmatic Lily in. But when Linc and Lily dance perilously close to the ‘L’ word, his secrets re-emerge, rocking him to the core as he tries once again to outrun his past.

However, the thing about the past is that it always seems to follow you around, and for Linc, hiding may not be an option anymore. Not when he has Lily. Not when he might finally have a future….

Till There Was You is the debut novel by Wade Anderson, co-written with his wife, Lilliana Anderson (author of Drawn and 47 Things).

add to goodreadshttps://www.goodreads.com/book/show/30254197-till-there-was-you

More writing news…

The wonderful thing about helping hubster with his book has meant that I’ve felt the stirrings of my own creativity once again. At the moment, I’m having days where I can’t wait to write and others where all I want to do is sleep. But, we took a vote in my reader group (Join here, if interested…https://www.facebook.com/groups/438800699591852/ ) and the general consensus was for me to work on Played (Fire & Lies bk 2). That book has been a long time coming after I had to push it back after my carpel tunnel forced me to take time off then I managed to lose the notebook that contained the entire series outline. I feel like I’m starting this series from scratch going back into it, but I’m slowly working through it, and hope to have it ready and out to you by the end of the year (I hope it will have been worth the wait!).

Baby News…

I’m now 24 weeks pregnant, and if you’re not following me on Facebook you will have missed the announcement—IT’S A GIRL! The whole family is super excited to welcome a little pink bundle into the house this September.

Final Book News…

While I was too sick to write, I spent a lot of time focusing on getting several of my books onto Audio for you all. To date, I have twelve titles available (you can try Audible free for 30 days) including the Drawn Series, 47 Things and the Beautiful Series. You can find them all here – http://www.audible.com/search/ref=a_pd_Romanc_c2_1_auth?searchAuthor=Lilliana+Anderson

 

Well, that’s it from me! I think we’re all caught up now. You should hear from me again shortly with more news about Till There Was You. Can’t wait to share this one with you all!

Take care, read lots!

With love,

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A Beautiful Taste – Preorder details

So, turns out, I have a book coming out soon – in just over a month! It has a purdy cover, and it’s all about our yummy chef, Brad, who you met and fell in love with in A Beautiful Star!

There’ll be sneak peeks and teasers to come! But first up, here are the preorder details – iBooks – B&N – KOBO

 

 

A Beautiful Taste. Brad’s story.

When chef, Bradley Rae agrees to go to his school reunion, he’s nervous about seeing one particular woman from his past…
Full synopsis to come

Preorder –  iBooks – B&N – KOBO

Amazon (available release day, May 4th)

 

 

 

As always, the Beautiful Series novels are standalones, so you don’t have to read anything before it to enjoy the story. However, if you’d like to meet Brad when he’s first introduced, check out A Beautiful Star – Amazon – iBooks – Kobo – Nook

Keep an eye out on the blog and on my facebook page for updates!

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Catch up: Sydney Signing; The State of Me; & The Drawn Series Continues…

Hello to all of my beautiful, beautiful readers! There is so much happening in Lilliana-land, so, with the busy holiday season upon us, it’s time to do a big post that catches you up and gives you a guide on what to expect from me over the next few months.

 

Firstly – The Sydney Signing

I just want to say that if I met you at the Sydney Author Event 2014 on Saturday, November 29, I had THE BEST time. I was in a little slice of author/reader heaven and I think I could have happily stayed there with you all forever! I loved it and can’t wait until the next signing – here’s a little montage of the pics I’ve been collecting.

SAE2014

 

I met so many current fans, as well as hopefully made some new ones. And I met authors I’ve never spoken to face to face.  I also got to catch up with my author soulmate, Cj Duggan, and the lovely Callie Hart, who is part of the trio of ladies that help keep me sane every day while working from home. We were only missing Lili Saint Germain, who will be with us next March at the Gold Coast signing. I can’t wait for us all to get together! Everyone was lovely, and welcoming and my hubby was my wonderful helper for the day.

At the signing, I sold almost all of my books and gave out a stack of preorders and beautiful swag. I talked so much that my throat was sore and it was awesome! I can’t wait for March to come so I can do it all over again.

 

Secondly – The State of Me

For those of you who have been following me for a while, you’ll remember that around this time last year, my hands packed it in and I couldn’t write at my usual speed. I thought I had learned from the experience (my hands swell in the heat, so I planned all of my writing and releases so that I would have the hottest months off) but unfortunately, mother nature had other plans. She was kind enough to send Australia an early heatwave, which means that my hands ache terribly all the time and I’ve been unable to write. Today is the first cool day we’ve had for a while, which is why I’m typing this up. But I’m trying to dictate during the hot days, but that is a very slow process when normally, you can type as fast as you think.

So, what I’m saying, is that I’m pushing back my planned December release. In fact, I’m moving the Fire & Lies series to Wattpad where you’ll be able to read it for free while I write it. You can follow my profile HERE (http://www.wattpad.com/user/LillianaAnderson). You’ll find that Partners is already up, and in the next few days, I’ll be adding chapters for Played. Eventually, Played will be published, along with the final instalment, Paid to iBooks and Amazon etc. But while I’m a bit slow with my writing, I want those who are anxiously waiting more of Chloe and Aiden to have the chance to read along at no charge.

Now, this hasn’t been an easy decision for me as I really dislike having to alter release dates, and it’s very rare that I will. And I sincerely apologise to those I’ve disappointed, I just hope that reading along for free will help you understand how much you, my dedicated reader, means to me. You see, when I write Romantic Suspense, it doesn’t sell very well. But I write it because I love it and regardless of how much money it makes, I’m going to keep on writing it, so this is my way of thanking you all for sticking with me over the past couple of years and enjoying my slightly different spin on the romantic world.

So, because of my hand issues, I’ve chosen to focus my official publishing on my New Adult series’ – The Beautiful Series and the Drawn Series. Which brings me to my next piece of news…

 

Thirdly, The Drawn Series Continues

I cannot tell you how often I’m asked for a continuation of the Drawn Series. At first, I didn’t think it would work, then I realised that the Drawn sequels were all about voting for your favourite hero, and the clear winner was Damien. As a result, and a nod to the beautiful relationship he and Etta share, I have recently released a Christmas short, featuring them in a sexy Aussie-style xmas. You can grab it as a part of 12 Days of Christmas: Naughty or Nice? for only 99cents. All proceeds go to the American Cancer Society, so you’re buying something that goes towards a worthy cause and you’re getting your hands on some wonderful christmas tales as well.

So, a christmas story featuring Damien and Etta is awesome. But that isn’t the best news about the Drawn Series.

This is—>

That’s right! Evie, Damien and Etta’s daughter, is getting her own book. She’s all grown up and out there attracting the attentions of some gentlemen admirers. Although, being Damien and Etta’s, she of course finds herself drawn to the local bad boy, Zac Rivers.

Zac & Evie, will start the spin-off series, Drawn to Fight. It will feature both Damien and Etta in secondary roles, with Damien embarking on an exciting new venture when begins to train troubled young men and teach them to channel their emotions in the same way that Etta’s father trained him as a troubled teen. There will be drama; there will be secrets; and there will be LOTS and LOTS of passion as Zac and Evie fight with each other and the world at large.

This novel will release mid-February and can be preordered now on iBooks – http://bit.ly/1voLdL2

 

SO…I’m hoping that you’re as excited about Evie’s story as I am. I really can’t wait to start sharing excerpts with you all over at my Facebook page. And I thank you all for understanding the change in plans – with my hands the way they are, I just can’t produce a book every month or two like I have before. So I really need to focus on my two major series so I can produce quality work while giving myself enough time to rest and heal.

Be sure to keep an eye on Wattpad. I’ll aim to add a new chapter every week so you can follow along. But if you follow me on facebook, or join my Raunchy Readers group, where I share EVERYTHING book and writing related, you’ll never miss out on any information.

Also, feel free to shoot me any questions you have. I’ll do my best to answer them all as quickly as I can.

Love to you all!

Lilliana xoxox

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Cover reveal! PARTNERS: Fire & Lies, Prequel by Lilliana Anderson

IT’S TIME TO REVEAL THE COVER FOR PARTNERS AND I’M SO EXCITED THAT I’M YELLING!!!
Ok, I’ll calm down and bring it back to a normal volume, but seriously, I have great love for this cover AND this series because I have been desperate to write it for over a year now, and I just haven’t had the time – until now!
Now, let me tell you a little bit about the series. Fire & Lies is a three book series that starts with Partners, which is a prequel story. This one is releasing first to give you all of the great background information you’ll need when you get into the official book one. It’s romantic suspense with plenty of sexy times with a hot alpha male, named Aiden Price. And our heroine, Chloe Donovan is pretty kickass herself. They’re both joining together to clear Chloe’s father’s name after he was framed for stealing billions of dollars worth of company assets. At first, Aiden isn’t too keen on helping out Chloe, you see, the two of them have a history together and things didn’t end so great last time. So Chloe needs to get a little creative to get Aiden to listen to her and help her get her hands on some very important documents that will help get her father released and put the right people behind bars….
I am seriously jump up and down excited about this release and if you keep reading, there’s a nice little excerpt for you to sink your teeth into. Let me know how excited you are in the comments section and if you have access to iBooks, you can preorder now by clicking right here!
THE BLURB!
Rules are made to be broken…
All her life, Chloe Donovan played by the rules. She was good. She was daddy’s perfect little girl. That was, until those rules failed her and her family, causing them to lose everything they had worked for.
With her father lying in hospital unconscious, and her mother caught in the depths of depression, it’s up to Chloe to find out the truth and put the real criminals behind bars.
But to do that, she needs help.
Aiden Price was once the head of security at the decimated Donovan Corporation. He protected Chloe, her family, and their clients, as millions of dollars changed hands on a daily basis. Now, with the company in ruins, he has branched out on his own and created the successful, Price Security.
Aiden is the only person her father trusted, which makes him the only person Chloe can trust.
The problem is, he doesn’t trust Chloe. A previous moment of weakness and passion saw Chloe enter and leave his life like a ghost in the night. Aiden isn’t the kind of man a girl walks out on. He says when it’s over. Not the other way around.
On top of that, he doesn’t have any lost love for Chloe’s father. As far as he’s concerned, it was her father who sold the company out which allowed for the aggressive takeover to take place. That act saw his and thousands of other jobs lost. Aiden is a man of honor, and he can’t forgive an action that he saw as guided by pure greed.
It’s up to Chloe to convince Aiden that everything he thinks he knows is a lie. But Aiden doesn’t do anything for free. Partnering up is going to cost Chloe dearly. She just wasn’t expecting to have to pay with her heart…
Excerpt (Unedited and subject to change):
“Not one to take a hint are you?” he grumbles as he heads up the path and climbs the steps.
I push off the railing and stand to meet him by his front door. “It’s important.”
“So you keep saying.” He sounds tired, his voice much softer than it had been earlier and he inserts his key, pushing the front door open.
As he walks past me, I smell the faint scent of another woman’s perfume and my mouth speaks before my brain connects. “Have you been with someone?”
Stepping inside his home, he pauses and blocks the door. “That is absolutely none of your business,” he states.
“Does this girl know what you were in your office dry humping me before her? Does she know I’m the one that got you fired up?” I’m attacking him and it’s stupid and unwarranted. Essentially, I have no right to be behaving this way. But I can’t seem to stop myself from feeling a jealous rage at the thought of him with another woman.
His eyes narrow for a moment and within a blink of the eye his arms shoot out and he grabs me, hauling me through the door and slamming me against the wall. The movement surprises me and I gasp and follow my instinct to fight him. He flattens his body against mine, pinning me so I can’t move and he grabs my wrists pressing them together over my head.
I wriggle beneath him, feeling way out of my depth. I talk tough, but in this moment, I feel anything but. “Let me go, Aiden,” I demand through clenched teeth.
“Why? Isn’t this what you came here for?” He readjusts his grip so he can hold both of my wrists in one hand then trails his other one down my arm. “It’s why you’re here acting like a jealous girlfriend, right?” His hand pauses at my throat and wraps around it uncomfortably as he leans into me, brushing his rough stubble across the skin of my cheeks. “Do you want me to fuck you, Chloe?” He pushes his groin against me and I can feel his erection dig into me. I wince. “No? Then what?” His breath is hot and his fingers tighten around my throat as his mouth moves toward my ear and he growls, “What the fuck do you want from me?”
Tears burn in my eyes and I them shut, suddenly feeling as though I’ve pushed him too far. I should have told Leah to go fuck himself. I should have stayed home and thought of another way to get Aiden to listen.
Things are different now. So much has happened in the last three years. So much has changed in each of our lives. We’re different people. Capable of different things. When you back a person into a corner, you can’t always be sure how they’ll react…
I twist my head away from him as my emotions hit me and I let out a strained sob. I didn’t want to cry. I wanted to stay in control but he’s scaring me. At the sound of my cry, his grip lessens, it’s if he suddenly realises what he’s doing and he slowly releases me.
“Shit,” he hisses, taking a step back to give me some space to move. I don’t waste my time, the moment my hands are free, I swing my body, bringing my arm around and slap him loudly across the face.
“Fuck you, Aiden! Fuck you!” I scream, my body shaking with fear, desire and anger from his intimidation tactic.
His cheek becomes immediately inflamed and I watch the red bloom across his skin, as I glare up at him, angry that we’re even in this situation. Things used to be so different between us…
“I guess I deserved that,” he admits.
You’ll find Partners’ cover reveal all over the net! A big thank you to the following blogs who signed up to take part! If you head on over there, you can scroll down to the rafflecopter and enter to win one of 5 eARCs of Partners!

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#TeaserTuesday – 10 days until DEVOTION releases!

I don’t normally go for the whole #TeaserTuesday and #ThrowbackThursday thing. But, I thought I may as well give it a go and forsake my random postings in favour of a little structure 😉

If you’re following me on Facebook and Twitter, you’ll have seen a few posts about Devotion: The Beauty in Between. For those of you who don’t know what I’m talking about, it’s the companion novella to A Beautiful Melody and A Beautiful Rock (available now as a two for one deal during the month of june only.) AND it’s releasing in TEN DAYS! So I’m pretty excited to share this Beautiful Series wedding with you all. There are a lot of ups and downs in the story – family drama, wedding drama and band drama. But essentially, it’s a celebration of the love Naomi and Theo share and shows us the strength in their union.

Anyway, I thought I’d share a little snippet of the conversation that makes this long overdue wedding happen. (Unedited and subject to change before the June 27th release)

“You know what you have to do, right?” Marcus asks.

“What do I have to do, Marcus? Enlighten me,” Theo replies, rubbing the bridge of his nose as if he has a migraine coming on.

“Get married,” both Marcus and Lisa say in unison.

“Get married?” I repeat. “What is it with everyone telling us to get married lately? Besides, how the hell are we supposed to organise a wedding right now? Matiari is about to tour the UK and Europe. We’ll be gone for the best part of a year. We can’t organise a wedding before then. It’ll have to wait until we come back. That was our plan anyway.”

“Sure you can have it early,” Lisa assures us. “Marcus organised ours in a day. With his connections, you can have the wedding whenever you want.”

Theo and I look at each other, mouthing words and gesturing to each other that we can’t manage a wedding right now. We both know that most of our finances are tied up in the tour. We’re not mega stars like Marcus and Lisa are. Our income is very modest considering our output for band expenses.

Theo clears his throat. “Guys, it’s just not going to happen. Our money’s tied up in the tour, and I’m not going to get a loan to go in debt for a quickie wedding, just because our mother is being a drama queen. Besides, in a month’s time, we’ll be gone for a year, and she’ll probably be over it by the time we get back.”

“Theo, don’t kid yourself,” Marcus adds. “She will torture the rest of us the entire time you’re gone.”

“Marcus, you totally deserve to suffer through a torture caused by me for a change. God knows, I’ve suffered plenty because of you.”

“Then if not for me, think of Lisa. She doesn’t deserve more than she’s already put up with. Besides, mum will call you while you’re on the road, crying about how much you’ve hurt her. You know what she’s like. This doesn’t end until something happens that will change it.”

“Fine. Then we’ll elope like you two did,” he says.

“Seriously man, don’t do that. We don’t regret our wedding at all, but we should have thought about what effect it would have on everyone else. Especially you two. We didn’t think and we kind of swooped in and got married before you two got the chance to have yours,” Marcus explains.

“We’re really sorry guys,” Lisa adds. “We should have waited until after you’d had yours.”

“Don’t mention it. It’s fine,” Theo says, even though I know the fact that Marcus is acknowledging that he did yet another shitty thing means a lot to Theo.

“Well, we are mentioning it because we feel really bad. We were going to wait until Christmas to do this, but since this has all happened, we thought we’d suggest it now,” Marcus starts.

“Suggest what?” I ask.

“We’d like to pay for your wedding,” Lisa says. Both Theo and I shake our heads while we both repeatedly say ‘no’ over the top of each other.

“It’s the least we can do after fucking things up for you guys. Consider it our gift to you. We wouldn’t know what the fuck to buy you two since you already live together, anyway. And we owe you guys. You’ve been amazing to us. Let us do this,” Marcus insists. “I’ll make a few phone calls and get back to you both tonight. Don’t plan anything for the next month before you go. We won’t have time to set up a big catholic wedding. But we can definitely do a wedding fit for one of Australia’s most recognisable music couples.”

“Marcus, no!” I yell into the receiver. But my protests are only heard by Theo’s ears. Marcus and Lisa have disconnected.

I glance at Theo, my eyebrows raised and my eyes wide. “What the hell just happened?”

Theo presses his lips together and gives me a lopsided grin before he pulls me into another embrace. “Well, we had planned to talk about the wedding tonight anyway,” he concedes.

“Yeah. Talk about it. Not plan it. How did we go from not knowing to getting married in a month?”

“Welcome to the family, babe,” he deadpans. “Prepare to have your life taken over.”

 

Want to know what happens from there and why Theo’s mother is so upset? Find out on June 27th when Devotion releases.

Preorder links below – Links will be up for Amazon on release day.

iBooks – https://itunes.apple.com/au/book/devotion-beauty-in-between/id843321514?mt=11
B&N – http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/devotion-lilliana-anderson/1118942980?ean=2940045773386
Kobo – http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/devotion-the-beauty-in-between-a-beautiful-series-novella

 

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A Beautiful Rock is COMING!!!

I’ll bet you can’t wait for A Beautiful Rock to go live! I know I can’t.

If you haven’t been a part of the countdown to it, then please go and visit my Facebook page so you can see all the teasers, excerpts and gorgeous images we’ve been posting in the lead up to April 3rd. There is also a great competition going on where you can win a signed ebook copy of A Beautiful Rock personalised to you! All you have to do is help spread the word.

You can preorder A Beautiful Rock onto your Apple device, but all other retailers will have to wait until the 3rd.

Here’s the cover and the blurb!!! Mark your calendar 😉

***CONTENT WARNING*** New Adult Romance for ages 18+ due to sex scenes and adult situations.

BEAUTIFUL SERIES, BOOK FOUR – MAY BE READ ON ITS OWN OR AS A PART OF THE SERIES.

After the video of his public outburst catapulted him to superstardom, Marcus now has everything he ever wanted.

Or so he thought. Be careful what you wish for, his mother always told him…

After spending two years touring the globe, he’s growing tired, and that endless line of women has become a sea of blurry and meaningless faces.

When he returns home and receives a visit from Naomi, his previous object of affection, he finally starts to look at himself and what he’s become. He doesn’t like it.

Something has to change…

On the surface, Lisa is a pretty simple girl. She goes to work, spends time with her friends, and adores her dog, Perry. She loves the quiet life and isn’t interested in the bright lights of Marcus’s world. So when he takes an interest in her, she makes it very clear that she doesn’t want what he’s offering. You see, Lisa has secrets, and being seen with Marcus will be the key to her undoing.

Being a man used to getting what he wants, Marcus won’t be taking no for an answer. For the first time, he has met someone who he feels a definite connection with, and he won’t be taking no for an answer – even if it means inadvertently ruining everything Lisa has worked so hard to conceal…

Will Marcus and Lisa find a way to deal with her secrets and be together? Or will she push him away, ensuring Marcus is destined to always have his affections unreturned?

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18715432-a-beautiful-rock

 

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A Beautiful Rock – Teaser

Those of you following me on Facebook have already had the pleasure of seeing this teaser, but here it is for my beautiful blog followers –

A Sweet and Sexy teaser for A Beautiful Rock! (PG sexy! lol, we’ll save the good stuff for the actual reading experience  )

Sweet because it’s their first kiss and sexy ’cause they kiss! (plus, Marcus is involved so… yum!)

Enjoy!

Unedited and subject to change. (Pre-order on the iBookstore – http://bit.ly/1fGr6og)

MARCUS

“Stop. Lisa stop,” I say, grabbing a hold of her shoulders and turning her toward me to force her to stop moving.
“Leave. Me. Alone,” she growls out through gritted teeth.
“I already told you – no.” Then, I kiss her. I don’t know why, but it seems to be the only thing I can think of that might get her to stop and talk to me. If I let her keep pushing, I’m never going to know her.
I want to know her. So. Much.

LISA

One minute, I’m crying and yelling and the next, his lips are on mine and I stop fighting. A delicious warmth starts from the point of contact and spreads in curling tendrils, diffusing through my body until they reach the very tips of my fingers and toes and every part of me is humming.
His hands move from my shoulders to cup my face as he inhales and moves his mouth against mine. He uses only his lips as he sucks gently on mine and caresses my skin with his thumbs.
I feel light and breathless, and all thoughts surrounding my previous distress seem to float away out of my grasp as I melt into him and slide my arms around him, gripping the back of his shirt.
I think I could stay here forever, but the sudden click and flash of cameras causes both of us to snap away from each other.

(Available for pre-order on the iBookstore – http://bit.ly/1fGr6og)

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What the hell is NaNo and why am I banging on about it? (There may also be a cover reveal in it for you…)

NaNo is the short version of NaNoWriMo or National Novel Writing Month. Basically, in the month of November, a bunch of writers band together with a common goal – to write 50,000 words in 30 days.

Why 50K? because that is when your manuscript officially becomes a novel.

So, I’m banging on about it, because it’s a competition of sorts, and I want to win. This is my second year participating. Last year I wrote A Beautiful Struggle, so really, I owe my career start to NaNo for giving me a deadline to work toward.

This year, I am writing Drawn. This is a book I have had in my mind for most of this year, but I have been so busy with the Beautiful Series that I haven’t had time to write it. But NaNo has changed that. I am currently at the half way mark with only eleven days to go. I’m sure there will be a lot of late nights in my future, but I’m determined to get it finished so I can get a little winner’s sticker on my cover.

What does that cover look like? Well, here’s a look – I have some serious love going on for  this cover (I’ve had it sitting there, ready and made for months!)

I’ll bet now that you’ve seen the cover, you want the blurb. Well, here it is…

***Content warning*** it’s advised that readers be over 18 years of age before reading this novel due to sexual content and adult situations.

From the best-selling author of the Beautiful Series, comes Drawn, a powerful tale of a relationship that rides the edge of hate and love and everything in between.

Have you ever felt so drawn to someone, that you will put up with anything to be with them? That’s how I feel when I’m around him.

Most of the time, I want to hate him. I want to stay as far away from him as possible. He’s so cocky, and arrogant. And he gets in the way and tells me what to do. He’s all things that I normally detest in a man. But, when we’re alone… I can’t even think for myself – the pull is that intense.

I know I should run, I know I should stay away. But I can’t. I don’t know if I’m strong enough.

What do you do when you just can’t stay away? Even when you know you should…

You can add this bad boy to your TBR via Goodreads, and it should be available on the iBookstore for preorder within the week. Release date is set for  December 30

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