- Synopsis“I wasn’t looking for love, only a good time and a way to tour the world with a rock band when he came along and hit me like a hurricane. Nothing could have prepared for me for the complexity that was Will Cullen. He hid a secret that would devour me whole and spit me out. The only problem I had was how did I let go when I decided to give my heart to the very man I would never be able to control and who would always be just beyond my reach?” – Laurel Munsen
Will Cullen has always been comfortable in his own skin, even it was behind the scenes as the bass player for Scarlet Fever. He’s always known he was gay and accepted his sexuality even if he couldn’t be out and proud as a member of one of the most popular rock bands in the world.
Laurel was supposed to be a diversion, a beard to hide behind while he and his lover, drummer Grant MacMullen, continued their hot and heavy relationship. Grant breaks his heart and admits there can never be a future between them.
It is Laurel who picks up the pieces and although he knows what they have together is wrong and conforming to society’s standards of what love supposed to be, how can he rectify his strong attraction and desire for men while he is falling in love with a woman?
Both Laurel and Will learn the fluidity of human emotions and together, they gather the strength and courage to live life, understand each other and love with heart, body, mind and soul.
Note: This story is about a homosexual man who happens to fall in love with a heterosexual woman but it does not negate his homosexual status nor is the author implying sexuality is a choice; rather that most of the time, we don’t and cannot choose the person we fall in love with and decide to give our heart and soul.
Meet SeleneSelene Chardou is a world traveler and the alter-ego of Elle Chardou.Ms. Chardou’s writing is all about hot romance and exciting times with the wild, damaged, out of control and/or rich and famous set in the New Adult realm.She is currently working on The Will to Love, the second novel in the Scarlet Fever Series, which chronicles the relationship of Will Cullen and Laurel Munsen. She is also working on Deadly Seduction, the first novel in The Rough Riders series, which chronicles the issues between three Motorcycle Clubs, and various criminal elements in the tri-city area of Reno, Lake Tahoe and Carson City in Northern Nevada.Ms. Chardou has lived abroad in Stockholm (Sweden), Manchester (England), Los Angeles, the San Francisco Bay Area and Portland. She currently resides in Las Vegas, Nevada.Buy Rock My Heart (Scarlet Fever #1)
- Synopsis:Nicole Morgan, the new
second grade teacher at Pineview Elementary school, has it all together in the
classroom; it’s her personal life that she can’t find peace with. Unable to let
go of the guilt that she is harboring from her past, she punishes herself by
running from all potential relationships.Her patience is put to the
test when Dailan O’Maley the obnoxious but very sexy uncle of one of her students
enters her life. She slowly cracks away at Dailan’s crude, crass exterior when
they are forced to work together for the sake of his nephew. The two of them
learn a lesson in love that neither had planned as they discover that the guilt
they are hiding deep inside isn’t the only thing they have in common.
Unbeknownst to her, he holds more than just the key to her heart.BIO:Ever since I can remember, I
have always enjoyed Creative Writing. There was always something about being
able to travel to a different place or become a different person with just the
stroke of a pen – or in today’s world a touch of the keyboard.My life is not as
interesting as my books or the characters in them, but then again whose life
is? I was born and have lived in New Jersey my whole life. I’m a mom of twin
teenage boys, a teenage stepson, a crazy Border Collie and a cat with an
identity crisis! I guess you can say writing is my form of Calgon! I am married
to a wonderful guy – but we’ll keep that between us, I don’t want him getting a
big head!“An Unplanned
Life” the sequel/prequel to “An Unplanned Lesson” will be
releasing on 11/7/13 and I already have a vested interest in the characters of
my next novel “A Cry For Hope”
releasing some time in 2014…..stay tuned for details!Stalker Links:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BethRinyuTwitter: https://twitter.com/BethRinyuWriterBook Buy Links:Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/an-unplanned-lesson-beth-rinyu/1114798172?ean=9780615779485Amazon:http://www.amazon.com/An-Unplanned-Lesson-Series-ebook/dp/B00BQSGUPY/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1381875886&sr=1-1&keywords=an+unplanned+lessonAmazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/An-Unplanned-Lesson-Series-ebook/dp/B00BQSGUPY/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1381875580&sr=8-1&keywords=unplanned+lessonTeaser one:The waitress came over to
take our order and I couldn’t help but notice Dailan checking her out when she
walked away. “You know that’s just wrong,” I commented.“What?” he asked, clearly
aware to what I was referring.“The way you look at women
like they’re sex objects.”He rolled his eyes at me.
“You know,I like that girl that I met at the bar that night better than the
uptight school teacher.”“Good, ‘cause that girl that
you met in the bar doesn’t exist,” I said.“Oh I betcha if that girl
had a few drinks she would come back out,” he said with a smirk.I looked over, forgetting
that Ryan was even there. He was coloring the picture on the back of his
placemat, not paying any mind to the bantering going on between me and his
uncle. I picked up a crayon and began coloring with him in an effort not to
make any more conversation with his uncle. I finally looked up when I could
feel him staring at me.“What?” I asked in
annoyance.He was laughing and trying
to play innocent. I had to admit that he looked absolutely adorable at that
particular moment with his cute boyish grin.“Why are you staring at me?”
I asked.“Because I think you’re
hot,” he said as he chewed on his straw and his smile became even wider. Ryan
started to giggle, never taking his eyes from his coloring.I pursed my lips and shook
my head. “What, are you twelve?” His only response was the arrogant smirk that
I had become so acquainted with over the past few months. “You know what – why
did I even agree to come out with you tonight? Oh wait—that’s right, I didn’t
agree, you just took it upon yourself to barge into my classroom and demand
that I go,” I said, not finding any humor in his immature behavior.“Do you always take demands
like that from a man, darlin’? If so, I think I need to get you in the
bedroom,” he said as he rubbed the scruff on his cheek.I couldn’t take his
obnoxious behavior anymore. I shook my head and shot him a dirty look before
giving him a swift kick in the knee.“Ouch, that wasn’t very
nice,” he said as he rubbed his knee under the table.“Keep it up and I’ll aim
just a little higher.”“Then that would be your
loss.”“Oh, I’m sure it wouldn’t
be,” I snapped.Ryan seemed unfazed by it
all as he continued to color. I realized now exactly where Ryan got his
colorful vocabulary – from the immature, arrogant male chauvinist sitting
across from me. Did I mention incredibly sexy as well?Teaser #2I sat at my desk, waiting
for my students to pile in. Monday morning at 8:58 am had to be the most
dreaded time of the week for any teacher. I got up to greet the children as
they started to arrive with the walkers/car riders first, then each individual
busload. The silence that filled the air just a few short moments ago was now
filled with laughter, gasps, singing, and every other sound in between.I paid particular attention
to Ryan, who came walking in with Kyle, another little boy in my class with
whom Ryan was becoming close friends. It made me happy to see Ryan starting to
form relationships with his classmates. He was looking absolutely adorable
wearing a black ski jacket and a black winter hat. He was bogged down by his
backpack and another bag that he was holding in his hand. He walked over to my
desk, quickly taking the backpack off his back. I grabbed the other bag that he
was holding to help him out.“These are for you,” he said,
pointing to the bag.I looked at him, puzzled, as
I opened the bag to find two cookie tins. I slowly removed the lid from one of
the tins to find layers of perfectly formed gingerbread men, with all their
body parts intact.“Did you make these, Ryan?”
I asked with a smile.He nodded, looking very
proud of himself. “Well, me and my uncle did.” He sighed as if he was
displeased with something.“What’s wrong, Ryan?”“Miss Morgan, my uncle said
a lot of words on the inappropriate list yesterday when he was making those. I
tried to remind him every time, but then he burnt his hand when he took them
out of the oven and he started saying words that I never even heard
before, but I think they were
inappropriate. I told him to use the potholder, but he doesn’t listen.”I smiled and shook my head
just imagining the words that were spewing from his mouth.“Miss Morgan, is that f-word
still inappropriate when you say Mother before it?”I looked at Ryan and nodded.“Oh, then he really did say
a lot of inappropriate things,” Ryan said with disappointment.Giveaway Code:Giveaway Link:
Join the newest couple at The Estate…a hedonistic escape that caters to the elite and privileged, mingling decadence with delicious depravity.
Madison Laurant conquers the world in the courtroom…but only knows repression in the bedroom. Her desires are barely contained under the surface, just waiting to be stoked and fanned into a raging inferno by the one man brave enough to brave her defenses…her law partner, Hunter DeLuca.
Slave to Passion is graphic erotica mixed with a steamy, romantic plot that will keep you begging for more!
Sarah O’Rourke is the alter ego of two best friends who bonded over their passion for romantic fiction and erotica. Born and raised in the southern United States, one lives near Louisville, Kentucky, while the other resides in Atlanta, Georgia. Formerly an accountant and a chemist, they are now overworked, stay-at-home moms who adore their children, their husbands…and writing about love in every way possible.
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Playlist for The Estate by Sarah O’Rourke
Get Off – Prince
Push It – Salt n Pepa
Shake it Off – Florence and the Machine
Pour Some Sugar on Me – Def Leopard
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Excerpts (Please choose one)
“Just kiss me, Madison,” Hunt suggested huskily, pressing his aroused body against hers. “If you don’t feel anything, we’ll pretend this conversation of ours never happened.”
“Really?” Madison breathed, his lips so close to hers she could almost taste him.
“Really,” he whispered back, his lips grazing hers as his body tightened painfully, reminding him exactly how long it had been since he’d held a warm, willing woman against him. Quickly covering her mouth with his, he captured her soft moan as he aggressively thrust his tongue against hers. Weaving his fingers through her silky hair, he drew her closer, angling his head to deepen their kiss.
Burying her fingers in his shirt as she returned his kiss, she sighed as his tongue twirled around hers and danced sensuously inside her mouth. God, he tasted like heaven, a blend of coffee and male, intoxicating her as surely as any bottle of wine ever had. It was heady and sinful, this power he wielded over her. She felt his arms tighten, and her body automatically softened around his, her soft curves cradling his hard ridges.
“Oh, damn,” she whispered breathlessly when he released her lips long enough to form coherent thought. Already, his mouth had descended against her neck, his touch blazing a path of destruction against her painstakingly-honed self-control. Her mind did battle with her body as he bit gently at her throat and stroked her heavy breast with one capable hand.
Belatedly, she realized that this war had been won as soon as he had set his lips to hers.
Bonus! Teaser from WIP – Stranded in Paradise
Caught in a sensual storm as the effects of Dave’s familiar kiss flooded through her body just as Ethan’s tongue tortured her tightened nipples, Tiffany made a desperate sound in the back of her throat. These two powerful men were all hers for the night. That single thought was enough to make her pussy convulse. “I need to cum,” she whimpered between frantic kisses. “Ethan, David, please,” she begged, desperately tangling her fingers in their hair and tugging. “Please, boys! Let me cum!”
Turning his heated gaze on Ethan, Dave smirked. “What do you say, Sweet Thing? Do we wanna give this lovely lady the cock she’s begging for?”
Larson has been dealt her fair share of tragedy, but each time she has come out
on top. Her heart is callused, but she
still has hope. She may be the last one of her sorority sisters to still be
single, but she knows Mr. Right is out there. Reagan is ready to move forward
with her life when the time is right, or so she thinks, unfortunately when love
is staring her straight in the face she keeps finding ways to hide from it.The
last thing Cole Conrad is looking for is commitment. He is set in his bachelor ways and has no
intentions of leaving them. Having any
woman he desires at his fingertips is how he has always lived. Cole is used to
playing by his rules, until he meets Reagan Larson, and for the first time
-after what had to have been one of his most fulfilling evenings with a woman-
he wakes up feeling alone and used.BIOGRAPHYK.S. Smith is a twenty seven year old
aspiring new contemporary romance author with her debut novel, One Night With
Him releasing this fall. When she is not
writing you will most likely find her nose in a book, spending time with her
family and friends or dedicating her time to the military through her favorite
non-profit organization.K.S. Smith was born and raised in
Tampa, FL and continues to build her life there in her new home with her
boyfriend of ten years who will hopefully one day put all book boyfriends to
shame with an out of this world proposal.