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I have some news….

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You may have seen on Twitter and Facebook that I am writing a book. Yupp, that is right. And now i have nearly finished the first draft, I am thinking it is time to start letting people know what it is about, that’s if you want to know.

It’s going to be called ‘The Deal’
(That title could change but its what I’m working with)

I have had this book in the making for years. It started off as fanfiction back in the day – c’mon, we have all written fanfiction at some point in our lives – and it was the only story that I had actually finished and the only one i began to write a sequel to. It started off as YA but since I have gotten older, matured more etc etc it is slightly more NA/Erotica. There are plenty of sex scenes wrapped around a story that I hope you will enjoy.

Would you believe that The Deal stemmed from one sex scene from the sequel? And that sex scene is, in fact, in the book. It was hot enough as it was but I had to give it that extra umppppf.

Anyway, here are some details about The Deal:

  • It’s based in Swansea, Wales.
  • My characters are called Nicole Jones and Craig Thomas
  • They are both 22
  • It’s an enemies to lovers story with a twist that involves a deal – hence the title.
  • Their fathers used to be best friends but something happened between them and they stopped talking.
  • It’s dual POV…although the majority of it is through Nic’s POV.

I’m not sure how much i can give you without spoiling it, but at this moment, this is the unofficial blurb, which is definitely going to change:

They say there is a fine line between love and hate and for the last 22 years Nicole Jones and Craig Thomas have been on that line.

Growing up with their families hating one another, they are forced to stay away from each other but it was only a matter of time for lines to be blurred and crossed.

A deal forced upon them by their deceased grandparents’ have them both bonded together in the hope to end the feud and reunite two men – their fathers – who were once best friends. With no inclination of what the feud is about, Craig delves into the past, wanting to fix their fathers relationship but Nicole wants nothing to do with it. With with secret and the lies unravelling, heartbreak is a sure winner for everyone.

What happens when the truth finally comes out?

Can Nicole and Craig straighten out the line between them, get their father’s talking and live the happily ever after they have been wanting together for six long years? Or will the secret be enough to break them apart, just like their fathers?

So yeah, this is my 7583942 attempt at writing my blurb so don’t quote me on this as it WILL change soon enough.

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 How I picture my characters:

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Leigh Halfpenny as Craig Thomas

 I’m a little bit obsessed with Leigh Halfpenny (plus he’s Welsh) so I kind of hard to picture him as my Craig.

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Emmy Rossum – Nicole Jones

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I am aiming for a November/December release but to be honest, I’m not looking for a best seller, I will just be happy if a handful of people read my book. It’s more for me and to cross off my bucket list. But I am hoping all my Twitter and Facebook friends will be interested to read it, that would be awesome :).

I’ve also got my character for book two at the ready too. Writing this book has made me fall in love with him and i want him to have his HEA too. You will have to guess who i am talking about once you have read it hehe.

Anyways here is a little teaser of The Deal, just for you – obviously its unedited and subject to change.

Let me know what you think 😀 It’s in Craig’s POV.

 “Open your eyes Nic and keep them open. I want to watch you break apart when you come.” I order her, roughly kissing her whilst trying to keep the pace I’ve established. “Touch yourself.”

I feel her clench at my commanding tone and I nearly shoot my load inside of her. I dont think she has ever done that but she has me in a fucking vice. She knows what she did, the sneaky bitch, as she is grinning up at me. She still isnt touching herself and i’m not sure how long I can last. I want her to come with me.

“Touch yourself. Now. I won’t ask again Nic.” I say, clenching my teeth together when I watch her hand slide down her body and touch that beautiful bud that makes her scream my name.

“Oh fuck Craig.” She mutters, her finger moving over her clit at lightening speed. I know she’s close, her pussy muscles are clutching me yet again. I dont have much longer before I mark her and by the sounds of it, she doesnt either. She’s got her eyes closed, she’s biting her lip hard and her finger is rubbing rapidly; hips thrusting manically against my cock.

“Open your God damn eyes and fucking come now Nic.” I growl at her and she blinks them open in a hurry, her eyes burning into mine. I push myself in two, three more times before I come inside her. With the first lot of spurts, Nic swallows and begins to convulse around me, screaming my name as she comes apart and I can feel her pussy gripping me, her juices washing over me and dripping out of her – she milks me for everything I have and more.

I slowly move in and out to get over the aftershock and then I let go of the headboard and collapse on top of her. I’m sweating, out of breath and freaking sated. I kiss between Nic’s breasts, licking up the sweat that has accumulated there and roll onto my side, slipping out of her before bundling her into my arms. She has a content smile on her face as she looks up at me and I feel like the shit knowing I put that there.

I can’t give you anymore than that as the rest are spoilers but let me know what you think and more teasers can be arranged 😉

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COVER REVEAL: Always Tomorrow – Laura Beege

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TITLE: Always Tomorrow
AUTHOR Laura Beege
RELEASE DATE: 11th March, 2014
GENRE: NA contemporary romance
HOSTED BY: The Book Lovers

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Synopsis

Stealing a stranger’s shirt from the laundry room wasn’t supposed to snowball into a big deal. Jemima just needed proof of a lover in order to get her roommate off her back about getting laid. Frankly, she doesn’t have the time or the nerve to actually get involved with someone. After her father ditched her family out of nowhere, forcing her to return to Vegas and leave her dream behind at Juilliard, Jemima has enough on her plate to deal with.

Unfortunately, she stole Ashton Deverell’s shirt. And he doesn’t let her off the hook easily.

Illusionist extraordinaire, Ashton isn’t meant to look for more than a good lay in a girl. He’s turned his back on his criminal past, but he knows that it could catch up with him at any given moment. Sucking a girl into the black hole that is his life is a shit idea and he knows it. Thanks to Jemima, however, for the first time he can see himself with a future that doesn’t involve jail time.

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Laura likes to call herself an international girl. She grew up in an Asian/European family in Germany, spent some time as an exchange student in France, moved to England after graduation and eventually landed back in Germany, where she’s currently working on her degree in Theater & Film. No matter where she will be next year (Manhattan?) or the years after that (Italy?), she intends to keep on writing.
She loves hearing from readers!

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Get in touch with Laura:

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Curve – Nicola Hudson

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** A debut novel from a British writer**

A New Adult novel suitable for readers aged 15+, due to strong language, sensitive themes and sexual content.

Cass is seventeen and never been kissed, let alone touched, when two boys become interested in her. Flynn is the older brother of her best friend, yet Cass has never considered him as anything other than that. Rob is the school sports star and becomes obsessed with Cass when he loses a bet because of her. As the relationship between Cass and Flynn develops, Rob’s interest becomes increasingly malevolent. One night changes Cass’s life and threatens to destroy her relationship with Flynn, as well as her future.

3 out of 5 stars

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My Review

So I picked up this book after seeing a review on GR by a friend and as it’s set in Britain and by a British author I had to download it. So many books are American and it’s always awesome to see a British NA appear from time to time. From the synopsis, it sounded really good and with a little twist in the middle, I wanted to read it right away….

Now this is where is gets tricky….I liked it, but I couldnt get into it either. I don’t want to go on a bashing review because that is not me at all. I really enjoyed the premise of the story, falling for the best friends brother, having a relationship with him, I LOVE books like that. I also love books that have a twist in them, something you aren’t expecting and this twist I kind of knew what might go down but nothing like that! Holy hell, I read that shock.

I love books that include social media and texting, and this book included a lot of texts, from the main character, Cass and her best friend Neve and Cass and Neve’s brother/love interest Flynn. As this world is something I have grown up with, I associate more when books include the social sides to them. I also enjoyed how Cass and Flynn ended the night with their texts, it was continuous and gave my heart a little flutter every time I read it because although its simple, it is every night and you know they are thinking of each other.

The book begins with Cass at her Christmas Winter Ball for her sixth form. She’s not the girl who guys like; She’s on the curvy side (big boobs, big bum and a tummy), she’s never kissed anyone let alone had a boyfriend so when the popular guy Rob, asks her to dance, well who is she to turn him down. Shes cute and seems interested in her…yeah, he’s not. It’s for a dare and when Flynn arrives, shes pissed he stepped in between them, but when she knows the real reason, she is glad he interrupted.

But someone isn’t happy, and Rob is definitely out to get what he wants from Cass.

Flynn has always liked Cass, but after the night in appeared like Prince Charming, Cass starts to see him as more. We watch them in a relationship together, watch Cass and Flynn interact, and when shit hits the fan, you see Flynn be there for her, even if she doesnt want him to be.

Cass is 17, at school and is a curvy girl. She works in her mum and step-dad’s shop and Neve is her best friend. They are inseparable. And when the incident happens at the ball, Neve is there for but so is Flynn. I was and still am undecided on Cass. She is a nice girl, in a horrible situation and yes, I would have acted the same as her if this happened to me, god it probably would have killed me to go through what she did. I understood why she hid it away from everyone really, hid away the severity of the situation because she thought she could handle it until it was too late.

My heart really did go out to her and I was reading in shock over what had just happened to her! The way she retreated, how she was scared, how she was insecure, you can totally understand this from her…it is probably how you would feel and act too if it happened to you. But unless you have been through Cass’ situation or any situation like this, you will never really know how you will react or retreat.

Despite Cass and Flynn being adorable I do think they rushed into their relationship super fast. I would have liked to have seen them progress, go out on dates, take their time together, enjoy each others company. As Flynn is Cass’ first boyfriend, I thought she would want to take it slow, make sure she really loved him before wanting to jump his bones. I thought maybe she would have wanted to wait to have sex but then maybe that is just me and today’s teenagers want sex asap (I know I didn’t…it scared me shitless).

Flynn is 19 and at university but he’s back for the Christmas holidays. I do like the fact that Flynn was really protective over her, tried to make her see she is beautiful to him, that he has liked her for years and can remember everything about her and the first time he properly knew he liked her more than Neve’s best friend. He was sweet and caring and I felt for him badly when ‘THAT’ happened to Cass because he was trying to get in but she wasn’t letting him, instead pushing him away but he never stopped trying. I really adored him for that because although she didn’t want to admit it, she needed that from him, needed that comfort.

I enjoyed the law side of the book. As someone who took a media law module in university and learned all about the reporting on sexual assaults, I liked the research that Nicola did into this part. I was sat nodding at the points the police officer was telling Cass and her mother. I would have liked to have seen a part of the case, perhaps Cass having the courage to go along, but I suppose that Cass wouldn’t have wanted to go and how that ended may have been best. (As a journalism graduate, I think I wanted to know more due to my nosiness and interested into court reporting and the news.)

I gave this book 3 stars because there were just little things that I couldn’t connect with or I wanted more of but this is just me. Everyone reads and loves books differently and that is not to say you wont love this book because yes, there are parts I thoroughly enjoyed and parts I wish there were more of.

Give this book a go and let me know what you think 🙂

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TEASER: Two Roads – L.M Augustine (+ GIVEAWAY)

So this is the final stop and final post of the L.M Augustine week.

If you havent’ seen the posts from this week or are just looking at them now, you can check out my author interview HERE, my review HERE and West’s interview HERE. The go and buy Click to Subscribe 😉

NOW, L.M has been kind enough to give me a teaser from his upcoming NA book – Two Roads.

For those of you who have yet to hear or read the synopsis, here it is:-

The only person poetry-loving Cali Monroe hates more than herself is Logan Waters, the geeky kid who lives in the dorm building next to hers.

Ever since Cali’s parents told her she would amount to nothing, she has felt entirely inadequate. Friendless and alone, she takes on the mean girl role in hopes it will make her feel better–and Logan serves as the perfect target. He infuriates her with his obnoxiously long lashes, his all too perfect dimpled smile, and his complete lack of personality outside of his intelligence. So she begins hating him, and he returns the favor. Thus, their prank-filled, insult-driven rivalry is born, and torturing Logan quickly becomes the highlight of her life.

But when Cali’s parents set them up on a blind date, she begins to realize Logan might not be as boring as she always thought. He shares her love of poetry, takes a sadistic pleasure in making fun of crepes, and he makes her blush when he calls her smile pretty.

And hey, maybe those long lashes of his aren’t that obnoxious after all…

Two Roads is New Adult Romance about finding love, standing out, and learning to embrace who you are. It contains some language and mild sexual content.

Expected Release date: August 26th 2013
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AND NOW for the teaser 😀

ENJOYYYYYYY!!!

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“In the immortal words of Edgar Allan Poe,” Logan says once the laughter subsides, “we’re fucked. And no,” he adds, winking at me, “I don’t mean ‘fucked’ in the sense that we are hopeless.”

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About L.M Augustine

L.M. Augustine is a YA romance author who is obsessed with writing about dorky teenagers, love, and happy endings. He currently lives in New England, where he spends far too much time reading books and screaming at his computer, and he believes that the solution to the world’s problems can be found in chocolate cake. Click To Subscribe is his first novel, but it won’t be his last.
Find L.M. on:

Email: authoraugustine@gmail.com

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My top 10 books of 2012

Seeing as it’s nearing the end of 2012 and it’s been a great year for new books and authors, I thought I would write my top ten books that I have thoroughly loved this this. They are in no particular order.

  1. Down To You – M. Leighton
  2. Such a Rush – Jennifer Echols
  3. Leave Me Breathless – Cherrie Lynn
  4. What I Didn’t Say – Keary Taylor
  5. From Rags – Suzanne Wright
  6. The Secret of Ella and Micha – Jessica Sorensen
  7. Wallbanger – Alice Clayton
  8. The Edge of Never – J.A Redmerski
  9. Everything But – Jade C. Jamison
  10. Crash – Nicole Williams

I need to add a NUMBER 11. I read this before the end of 2012 and it was AMAZING! So I’m adding On Dublin Street – Samantha Young.

So what have been some of your favourite books this year? Any of mine that would be in your list?