Friday, March 27, 2015

After Dark Release Blitz +Excerpt +Giveaway

After Dark by M. Pierce Release Blitz
Title:   After Dark  (Night Owl Trilogy Book #3)
Author:   M. Pierce
Release Date:    March 24, 2015
Genre:   Contemporary Erotic Romance

In the final novel of the Night Owl Trilogy from bestselling author M. Pierce, can a passion that has withstood many ordeals become a love strong enough to last a lifetime?

Matt Sky is trying to return to normal, having faked his death and come back to life. He and Hannah move back in together, and Matt attempts to put his demons to rest as they strive to grow their relationship into something durable and honest. But as the two become more and more entangled, and the heat between them intensifies in all the best possible ways, Matt's desire for Hannah ignites cravings he has kept at bay for a long, long time…
Hannah finally has the life she's always wanted: she's pursuing her career as a literary agent at Granite Wing Agency, she is writing her first novel, and she is living with her hot, passionate lover. But as Matt and Hannah explore a new intimacy, Hannah finds that there are parts of Matt--dark, wild, uncontrollable parts--that he has yet to show her…that he has yet to show anyone…Under the surface of Matt and Hannah's domestic bliss, deeply buried secrets burn, and all of a sudden, the least foreseen obstacle threatens to shatter everything they've worked so hard for.


Other Books in the Trilogy:
Title:   Night Owl (Night Owl Trilogy Book #1)
Author:   M. Pierce
Genre:   Contemporary Erotic Romance

"Tautly written, complex, and vibrating with a dark sensuality that will have you at once blushing and anxious. You'll think you have this book pegged . . . but you'll be wrong."—Christina Lauren, New York Times, USA Today, and international bestselling authors of The Beautiful Bastard series

From bestselling ebook author M. Pierce comes the first novel in a provocative erotic trilogy where an anonymous online writing partnership turns into an uncontrollable, passionate obsession

At twenty-eight, Matt Sky has the perfect life. He has a beautiful girlfriend, a massive inheritance, and four national bestsellers -- all penned under his airtight alias, M. Pierce.

At twenty-seven, Hannah Catalano is a train wreck. Her boyfriend is a deadbeat and her job is abysmal.

Matt and Hannah meet online as writing partners. Their relationship is safe, anonymous, and innocent...

Until Matt sees a picture of Hannah. Hannah's picture sparks an attraction Matt is powerless to ignore. When circumstance brings Matt and Hannah together, the strangers begin a love story that's passionate, poignant, unforgettable, and unstoppable.

Title:   Last Light  (Night Owl Trilogy Book #2)
Author:   M. Pierce
Release Date:    October 28, 2014
Genre:   Contemporary Erotic Romance

Tensions rise, secrets grow bigger, and passions run deeper—and hotter—in Last Light, the second novel of the Night Owl Trilogy from bestselling author M. Pierce.

Matt Sky is missing. After a solo ascent of Longs Peak that left only a large blood stain, tatters of climbing clothing, and the tracks of an animal in the snow, he is presumed dead.

Hannah Catalano is guarding a secret: she knows Matt is alive. After Matt's memorial service, she lingers on the East Coast with his family, but it soon becomes clear that his brothers' motives are less than gracious. Nate Sky is bent on tracking down the author of Night Owl, a book that charts the last days of Matt's life with uncanny and scandalous accuracy, and which appeared only after his death. Seth Sky is bent on getting Hannah into his bed.

Hidden away in the woods, Matt and Hannah strive desperately to maintain their ruse and their relationship—but their web of lies only tightens as Matt struggles with the consequences of his decision, and Hannah tries to escape Nate's libel suit and fend off Seth's advances...until Hannah is put in danger, and Matt must make a life or death choice.

Excerpt #2
Sleeping on the couch is a bitch.
My back ached even after my morning run, even after a round of sit-ups and stretches—and a long, hot, lonely shower.
            As I padded past the bedroom, a towel around my waist, I tried the knob once more.
            Still locked.
            I pressed my ear to the door and frowned.
            Hannah had been bunkered in our bedroom all night and most of this morning. It was nearly noon. The AC ticked on and I sighed, roaming back to the kitchen.
            “I am definitely in the doghouse,” I muttered to Laurence.
            A notepad on the counter contained my list for the day.

            FIX SHIT

-        Talk about things w/Hannah (money, therapy, Chrissy)
-        Date (picnic or dinner)

I peeled off the note and wrote another.

Hannah baby, please come out. You can’t stay in there forever. I’m sorry. I love you. I need clothes. XO

            I knocked gently on the bedroom door before slipping the note beneath it. Then I retreated to the TV room.
            Several minutes later, I heard the door squeak open and clap shut.
            I returned to find it locked, a pair of my socks folded on the floor beside a note.

            Here you go.

            Grinning, I turned over her note and wrote another.

Where am I supposed to wear these? Or am I supposed to use them for something else? Take pity on a half-naked man. It’s getting chilly out here.

            I flicked my reply under the door, then sat on the floor and waited. Soon I heard Hannah rustling in the bedroom. The door opened a crack and a T-shirt flew out.
            She slammed it shut quickly.
            Click went the lock.
            “Goddamn it, Hannah.”
            I pulled on the T-shirt and shot another note under the door.

            Is this your way of saying you want to see my dick? So coy . . .

            A moment later, the door opened and a pair of sweatpants hit me in the face.
            “Hannah!” I lunged against the door. “Baby bird?”
            No reply.
God, women are fucking mysterious.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

M. has a great giveaway going on for the release – twelve total prizes including:
  • Two SIGNED Paperback Sets (Night Owl, Last Light, After Dark)
  • 6 Sets of Signed Bookmarks (3 bookmarks per set – one from each book)
  • Alex and Ani Ode to the Owl Charm Bangle (Silver or Gold Finish – winners choice – picture attached)
  • Owl Campfire Tshirt (Color and size – winners choice - picture attached)
  • Two $15 Amazon Gift Cards

About the Author:
M. Pierce is the bestselling author of Night Owl, book one in the erotic Night Owl Trilogy. The author lives in Colorado and owns a rabbit named Laurence.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Simple Beginnings - Watch Out - It's HERE!

Ella Page planned to spend her summer before college like most girls her age - shopping, tanning, swimming, repeat. Instead she finds herself helping out on her grandma's farm, where she is forced to work side by side with her ex-best friend, Gage Hunter. Despite her attempt to stay cool around the boy she no longer feels like she knows, the heat in the summer air just won't stop rising. And with it, old feelings she's not so sure were forgotten after all.

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Sunday, March 1, 2015

Beyond Limits ~ Edge-of-Your-Seat, Squirm-in-Your-Pants Romantic Thriller

An FBI agent and a Navy SEAL race against time in New York Times bestselling author Laura Griffin’s newest Tracers novel. “Griffin delivers the goods!” (Publishers Weekly)

FBI agent Elizabeth LeBlanc is still caught in the aftermath of her last big case when she runs into the one man from her past who is sure to rock her equilibrium even more. Navy SEAL Derek Vaughn is back home from a harrowing rescue mission in which he found evidence of a secret terror cell on US soil. Elizabeth knows he’ll do anything to unravel the plot—including seducing her for information. And despite the risks involved, she’s tempted to let him. Together with the forensics experts at the Delphi Center, Derek and Elizabeth are closing in on the truth, but it may not be fast enough to avert a devastating attack…

Following in the bestselling tradition of the Tracers series, including Exposed, Scorched, and Twisted, Beyond Limits pulls out all the stops with Griffin’s most gripping thriller yet.

My Review

First of all, let me make a huge shout-out to XOXO After Dark for sending this fabulous package and the honor of becoming a XOXpert.

 I've been rocking those hot pink glasses like nobody's business.  
Thank you so much for picking me to join your crew 
and sending those lovely books and goodies!  
*Bonus* I'm looking forward to meeting Laura Griffin in just one week at the 
Austin Book Fest and getting Beyond Limits signed!

 I must admit, this was my first time cracking a Laura Griffin novel, and I wasn't disappointed.  It was a thrilling, fast-paced read that left me warm on this cold night.  If you've not yet read a previous book in the Tracers series (Beyond Limits is #8), fear not.  I never once felt like I'd been left out of the story, it absolutely works as a stand-alone.

There are just so many things to like about this book!  I must give a thumbs up to the locale (or at least a major one featured in the book) - Houston.  Oh, Houston, how I don't miss your humidity.  It's like a walk down memory lane while reading this book, from the Southwest Freeway to the Galleria (even the ice rink, which I have skated on) to Montrose - spot on.  It really captures the setting for the reader which I couldn't help but be aware of since it was my old stomping ground.

It's ALL about the details.
Beyond Limits hits pay dirt in all the little things that make the story so realistic and just whisks you away into the action.  Characters interrupting conversation to give directions while driving, acknowledgement of awkward landings while in pursuit of a suspect, smells, procedure, scars, dings in car fendors... I was basking in the details.  Loved them so much.  They may not always further the plot, but they paint such a pretty picture.

Hearts and flowers, this may not be.  More like bullets and underwear flying... but with a hot SEAL at your back (regardless if you want him there or not) how can there not be just a little *sigh* of delight.  I was quite pleased overall with the hanky panky, though the tease in the earlier half (several teases, really) let me a twinge frustrated for Elizabeth to let her guard down and take the plunge.

My legs are tired just from reading about all that running and chasing and knives and terrorists... *out of breath* I'm gonna need a minute.  I had a hard time putting this sucker down.  I was just the slightest bit worried about Derek being a SEAL and Elizabeth a FBI agent, add in a Homeland Security task force and my 'military jargon' radar was twitching.  Color me surprised when I had little to no problem understanding and it flowed so naturally and realistically - it's almost like it directed a movie in my head to accompany the words.

Overall I'd say this is not a book to miss if you like lots of action, military thriller, SEALs, terrorists, and romance!

'About the Author' 
From the Laura Griffin's website
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author LAURA GRIFFIN started her career in journalism before venturing into the world of romantic suspense. She is a two-time RITA Award winner (for the books Scorched and Whisper of Warning) as well as the recipient of the Daphne du Maurier Award (for Untraceable). Laura currently lives in Austin, where she is working on her next book.

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