Cover Reveal ~ Blood to Dust by L.J Shen

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Coming July 18th

 

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SYNOPSIS

His name is Beat, and I should hate him.

Bound, blindfolded and bruised, I’m tied in his basement, waiting for the men who stripped me from clothes and humanity to collect his debt to them. Me.

His name is Nate and I should hate him, but I don’t.

I’m not supposed to know his real name, even worse, I’m not supposed to care. He is nothing to me but means to an end. The plan is simple: break free, collect the pieces of my broken soul, kill the bastards and run away.

His name is Nathaniel Thomas Vela, and I’ve never seen his face, though I hear that it’s beautiful.

Behind the rugged and handsome exterior, there’s a quiet murderer, a killer who thinks guns are for pussies and ends people with his bare hands.

His name doesn’t matter, neither does his face, but what does matter is my heart. And right now, sadly, it’s his.

 

Blood to Dust is a standalone, full-length novel. It contains graphic violence and adult situations some may find offensive.

 

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EXCERPT

“You don’t get a say in this shit,” Ink announces with borrowed authority. I can hear the uncertainty leaking from him. He’s what I call an easy job. If it were just him watching over me, I would have been dancing in Iowan cornfields far away from here by now, Sebastian and Godfrey’s heads tucked in that Nike bag.

“You make me uncomfortable.” I yank my arm away.

“What, and the other guy makes you warm and fuzzy?” He sounds genuinely offended.

Beat inches closer behind me, and I feel the heat of his body drifting into mine. He’s close. Hot-jock-leaning-against-your-locker close. It’s going to be hard to bypass someone his size.

“You think I’m nice?” His breath moves through the plastic of his mask, tickling my ear. I shudder down to my toes. His mouth smells like peach. How bad can a guy who smells like a peach be?

“Nice-r.” I clear my throat, my eyes still trained on Ink in front of me. Ink shakes his head, indicating that I’m dead wrong. The air becomes chilly. Why hadn’t I noticed it’s so chilly?

Because it’s not. It’s August in California, and I’m cold because I’m frightened.

“Let’s test your theory. I’m going to touch you now. Move without permission, and I’m breaking your arm.”

My busted lower lip splits open again as I scowl at his threat. He definitely looks like a guy who makes good on his threats.

“Okay.” I lick my blood, my voice tender.

Beat kicks my legs open and brings my arms up, patting me down dryly, like airport security. His rough fingers stroke the curves of my shoulders as he moves down from my skull to my outer breasts, circling them lazily. Down to my stomach…lower to my tensed inner thighs, pushing the fabric of my mini dress away to make room for his warm paws.

Every muscle in my body is ready to plow forward, to run away, to try and hurt him; the memory of every experience I’ve had that started this way demands for me to take action. But this…it doesn’t feel like a violation. The sour taste of bile has yet to explode in my mouth.

His hands move down my legs, stroking my ankles…then he stops.

“Got something inside?” He squats down, hooking one of his thumbs into my ankle boot. His masked face is eye level with my pelvis, and warmth spreads along my bones like hot wax.

“No,” I lie. There’s still a slight chance he won’t check.

But he checks.

Beat jerks my boot out and a Swiss army knife falls with a clank on the concrete pavement. I let out a sigh and drop my head. Shit.

Happy thoughts.

Frozen yoghurt with Preston down the local mall.

Curling up on the egg-swing with a Mia Sheridan book.

Water lilies blooming over the artificial pond in the Burlington-Smyth’s garden.

A genuine smile from a stranger.

Beat stands up slowly, his gleeful mask zeroing on my face. It all looks like a scene from a horror movie.

And I’m the victim.

 

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L.J. Shen is a best-selling author of Contemporary Romance novels. She lives in Northern California with her husband, young son and chubby cat.

She enjoys the simple things in life, like chocolate, wine, reading, HBO, spending time with her girlfriends and internet-stalking Chris Hemsworth. She reads between three to five books a week and firmly believes Crocs shoes and mullets should be outlawed.

 

Author Links

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        Release Day Blitz ~ Quake by Jacob Chance

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QUAKE

Author: Jacob Chance

Cover Designer: Jessica Hildreth

Release date: 16th June, 2016

Cover Model: Nathan Hainline

 

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PURCHASE LINKS

AMAZON: U.S | U.K | CANADA | AUSTRALIA

Synopsis:

From the first moment I saw Janny Moore’s sparkling eyes and luminous smile, I’ve been obsessed with the idea of getting to know her…

watching.

She’s everything I need in my life, now I just have to convince her.

She’s never set eyes on me, she doesn’t know I exist…

but she will.

 

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Kindle Friends Forever 5 Review by Donna Elsegood

This is the story of Kyle McKenzie, an ex-cop turned private investigator and Janny Moore, the young lady who Kyle is obsessed with and desperate to get to know. I’m a sucker for stories told from a dual point of view and couldn’t have asked for more when I soon realized that this was how it was going to be. Familiarizing myself with each of them and what they were thinking as the story unfolds literally had me stuck to the pages. And the beginning! Wow, even though they hadn’t quite met, to say it was titillating is putting it mildly!

“I’m glad I noticed you sitting here. I didn’t get your name the other night and I regretted it.”

The chemistry between them is palpable throughout the read; however, I sensed that there was more going on than just two people’s deep attraction for one another. Even though Kyle is a strong alpha male, I could feel a sensitive side to him which was one of the reasons I connected to him so easily. Probably why this young sassy gal, Janny, was affected by him, too. She thought she knew what she wanted but Kyle throws her a curve-ball.

There is a back story and it’s fair to say one shouldn’t be fooled into thinking it’s a run of the mill romantic erotic book. It’s so much more than that. There were times as things progressed that I had many mixed feelings regarding the depths of their emotional level causing some shout out loud moments. Believe me, that got me a couple of strange looks from my better half! What I can say is being testament to the author’s beautiful flowing storytelling technique and his ability to grab my attention will hopefully be the same for many other readers.

“What are we doing?”
“We’re eating breakfast.”
“That’s not what I meant. What do you want from me, from us?”

Mystery and intrigue along with secrets and lies abound. Half the time, I found myself cursing since unexpected happenings frustrated me. And I have no doubt whatsoever that these details were the making for such a good read. Delving into it, I easily forgot my surroundings. Alas, when real life got in the way is when I became aware that I had to put this unputdownable book down! The supporting characters are an interesting bunch of people and I liked how they worked into the story. Add the right mix of romance, angst and hotness and oh my, no shortage of hotness here, had me entranced.

Sometimes it’s very difficult to convey how much you love a book, how it makes you feel and how impressive the creation is at drawing you in. Jacob Chance certainly has the talent to do just that. I highly recommend readers to take a chance. (No pun intended!) I look forward to seeing what comes next and I predict a very rosy future in the indie author world for Jacob. I’ve struggled to pick up another book and the only solution was to go back and read Quake.

 

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

 

Jacob Chance grew up in the Northeast and still makes his home there. He’s always been a fan of books, especially thrillers.

Quake, an erotic romance is Jacob’s debut novel. He also has plans to release a co-authored book with his brother, author Logan Chance, in September.

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