Title: Blue Series: Darkness Falls # 3 Author: Ivory Quinn Audience: Erotica Genre: Romance/BDSM Formats: E-book Publisher: Ivory Quinn Cover by: Kande's Pixels Editor: Rivka Spicer Expected Date of Publishing: Aug 30. 2014
If you love something, you let it go, right? If they love you in return, they’ll come back.
A year ago, Blue let Noelle walk out the door into another man’s arms and he’s done with waiting for her to come back. She’s his. She’s always been his. She just doesn’t know it yet.
The only thing that stands between them is his past and the woman that almost broke him. Does he love Noelle enough to face his demons and can he trust her to bring their love full circle? Finding out might just kill them both.
Unable to face the look he was sure would be on their faces, Blue stumbled blindly from the room and headed in search of somewhere less confusing. “Blue!” Noelle had followed him out, but he ignored her. “Blue! Stop!” “I need to be alone.” Shame made him sharp, but he should have known better than to think that would stop her. “No, you don’t.” A tiny hand slipped into his, entwining their fingers. “You need to be reminded who you are in the here and now. You need to talk about it. You need to trust me.” “I…” He didn’t even know who this version of himself was. He stopped in the hallway, uncertain where to go. Nowhere felt like it would be the sanctuary he needed more than anything else. “Chloe, can you give us an hour and then bring breakfast for two to my room, please.” Noelle took over, seeming to know what he needed better than he did. The sub standing behind the reception desk nodded once, flashing a concerned glance at Blue. He couldn’t believe he was letting anyone see him like this. “Come on.” He followed her up the stairs, meek and trusting. She seemed so certain and he felt so numb, like his brain was full of cotton wool. They entered her room and she pushed the door shut behind them, hitting the lights and drawing the curtains. Her hands went to the buttons of her blouse and he swallowed. “What are you doing?” “Giving you something to lose yourself in until you’re able to deal with this.” She shrugged, dragging the blouse from her shoulders and letting it pool on the floor. “You said you weren’t ready.” He replied automatically and she nodded. “I did. But you need this.” “How did you know?” He reached for his own buttons, only then realising that his hands were trembling. “Know what?” She was shimmying out of her jeans, kicking her shoes across the floor. “That you’re the only place I feel safe.” She blushed, the warmth radiating over her creamy skin. “Because you taught me that.” She took over removing his clothes. “Home isn’t always a building. Sometimes it’s a person or people. Sometimes there’s more sanctuary in someone familiar than there is in a house you grew up in. Let me be that for you, Blue.”
Ivory Quinn is an author of indeterminate youth, living in a land where the sun rarely shines but the mist makes everything magical. She likes men and books, but doesn’t think either makes a great sandwich filling. Unmarried and living with other creative types, she has a healthy relationship with her bed. She wishes that writing was her day job, but sadly has a large percentage of non-writing time, made bearable only by classic rock and lots of caffeinated things. Her favourite things are fan mail, cake and men in kilts. She does not see these things as mutually exclusive.
First off , as I am a cover crusher - I loved this cover of the book and
that's what drew me to it. I however was about to be surprised as I
assumed that it was just another run of the mill New Adult romance story
with that whole Cinderella feel to it but inside the beautiful cover
provided readers with a little bit more and some twists and turns. In
Favorite Coffee, Favorite Crush we meet Jay who is now a big time
businessman and dating a range of plastic fantastic or in this case
those women who appear to be fake. When a deal which could cost him a
lot of money comes up , he sets up a meeting - the thing is though that
this guy is big on morals and values and if Jay turns up with what the
guy calls a "fake woman" the deal will fall through and Jay would risk
losing millions. Enter Penny , she has just moved back to her hometown
after being away at College and is looking for a job and somewhere to
live and runs into Jay at a coffee shop. Penny is the exact girl that
Jay needs for this deal to work and he plans on getting Penny to agree
no matter what the costs are. Soon Penny agrees and moves into her new
apartment - one she rooms with Jay and the two begin their deal. During
this novel , we pick up glimpses that Jay and his parents didn't have
the best of relationships and it's during the middle to the end of the
novel that we see what his parents are capable of. Just as Penny and
Jay are starting to fall into a pattern of a proper romance, tragedy
strikes leaving Penny to wonder what she has gotten herself into. Will
she take the easy way out and leave as Jay has given her a choice or
will she be strong and courageous and prove to Jay that no matter what
happens she is his forever ?
If you are in the mood for a
contemporary New Adult romance with a twist, then check out Favorite
Coffee, Favorite Crush by Victoria Pinder.
Piper wakes up in the
hospital with no recollection of how she got there. Only fragmented memories
surface – her boyfriend Jackson on the ground covered in blood, Piper standing
over him, her hands slick and red.Then
she is told the awful truth: Jackson was killed the night she was injured, and
she is the only witness.
If only she could
remember what happened.
through her memories, recalling her entire relationship with Jackson in order
to piece together what happened. Meanwhile, as Jackson’s family is trying to
make sense of the tragedy, they find his journal and begin reading through it
to find answers.
As the chilling truth
begins to unfold, Piper has to face the darkest secrets of her relationship
with Jackson and the part she played in his murder.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Amber Garza is the
author of the Delaney's Gift Series and many contemporary romance titles,
including Star Struck, Tripping Me Up and Break Free. She has had a passion for
the written word since she was a child making books out of notebook paper and
staples. Her hobbies include reading and singing. Tea and wine are her drinks
of choice (not necessarily in that order). She writes while blaring music, and
talks about her characters like they're real people. She currently lives in
California with her amazing husband, and two hilarious children who provide her
with enough material to keep her writing for years.
"It's better to die on your feet than beg on your knees."
Lillian Locke had the perfect life in Boulder, Colorado. She had the boyfriend of her dreams, a wonderful family, awesome friends, and a spot on the track team at a great college. There wasn’t anything life could throw at her that she couldn’t get through . . . until he found her.
Lillian never could have imagined being abducted and chained up in the dark. Worse yet, being just one of many girls kidnapped and held captive by a madman. All she can do now is hope that she survives the brutality of their captor long enough to find a way to free herself and her new captive friends.
When Richard Haines’ girlfriend goes missing, he makes it his personal mission to find the woman he loves and bring her home to the safety of their loved ones. Seeking the help of friends and family, Richard abandons everything except for his pursuit of Lillian. But when someone else close to Richard goes missing, and the bodies of the abducted girls start showing up in the hills outside Boulder, the only thing he can do is hope that he finds her before it is too late.
Kris Thompson is a veteran of the US Navy and single mother of three. When she’s not knitting scarves, chasing her children around or baking, you’ll find her enjoying a good book or writing down notes for her own upcoming stories. Writing has been a passion for Kris for many years, and seeing those stories printed on paper is a dream come true.
Princess Ophelia Dacre sneaks out of the castle to visit her boyfriend in secret. A perfect night cut short when she’s brutally murdered. Ophelia is given the rare chance to become a grim reaper. She must become Leila Bele, cut ties with her old life, and follow the rules of the reapers. Her greatest adventure begins with death.
About the Author
Ruth Silver is the best-selling author of Aberrant. The Young Adult/New Adult Romantic Dystopian Adventure, Aberrant is the first in a trilogy, released April 17th, 2013. Silver first began writing poetry as a teenager and reading heaps of fan fiction in her free time. She attended Northern Illinois University in 2001 and graduated with a Bachelor’s in Communication. While in college she spent much of her free time writing with friends she met online and penning her first novel, Deuces are Wild, which she self-published in 2004. Her favorite class was Creative Writing senior year where she often handed in assignments longer than the professor required because she loved to write and always wanted to finish her stories. Her love of writing, led her on an adventure in 2007 to Melbourne, Australia. Silver enjoys reading YA/NA novels and sharing her favorite books with other readers. She also enjoys photography, traveling and of most of all writing.
Casmerelda, The Black Plague, and How a World was Born
I began with an idea for a story. Isn’t that normally how books are written? I loved the series Dead Like Me on Showtime. It was on from 2003 to 2004. Way too short a lifespan for a fabulous show. So I got to thinking, I haven’t read any books about grim reapers and certainly not any that were geared to a teen audience, quirky, and different. That was the thing about Dead Like Me, it was different. It was humorous, light-hearted, had a love story mixed in, and had characters you were rooting for the entire way through.
As I was beginning to let my story take shape, I wanted something that went beyond reapers and pushed the boundaries into something fantastical. A mix of paranormal and fantasy. The princess idea was born.
I didn’t want my main character, Princess Ophelia to solely be a princess from our current land, there had to be more. So, the initial plot took place in the 1400’s, specifically 1346 when the Black Plague spread along the Silk Road. What better way to kill off massive amounts of people than let a virulent disease do it?
Complication: There were no monarchies (no princesses) where the story was taking place. At least not in that time period. Which obviously made things difficult. Either pull the novel away from historical fantasy or get the facts right.
I tugged with the idea of how to make it historically accurate, and then decided the language would have to match. I didn’t like the sound of, “You're going to kill my beau.” I preferred it read “boyfriend.” That was just one instance, there were several language issues and I strongly felt the story would be better set in a fantasy world that parallels our history. Casmerelda was born.
“Listen, kid, I don’t care what you believe in. It’s not for me to say what’s true and untrue, real or unreal. My assignment was you. You get to be one of us, if you want it. Otherwise, you move on, life is over, kaput.”
Ophelia backed away from the stranger. For the first time, she realized she didn’t feel cold and wasn’t shivering. Is this what being dead was like? “One of you?”
“A grim reaper.” He held out his hand to properly introduce himself. “Edon Montgomery, head reaper and old soul.”