Friday, February 21, 2014

Promise Me Always by Kari March

Promise Me Always
by Kari March
Blake Bentley had a rough upbringing, never fully believing he was good enough for anything or anyone. After being left with a broken heart by his only girlfriend, Blake swore off relationships for good and turned to the only two things that made him feel sufficient - sex and firefighting.
Tessa Collins was brought up in the traditional 'perfect' family - loving parents, great sister, and amazing friends. After falling in love with Jared, her life was perfect - until he betrayed her. She has no idea that his betrayal could end up costing her more than just a shattered heart.
Blake and Tessa have been friends since high school. Never wanting to admit their attraction for each
other, the two always remained close friends. Now, three years later, Blake and Tessa find themselves
being pulled together by a force much greater than friendship.
Blake and Tessa have promised to be friends forever, but as fate pulls them together, they embark on a roller coaster ride of a lifetime. Will his self doubt and her insecurities keep them apart? Or will they be able to promise each other always?
**content is for +18yrs. **
Excerpt * Blake POV:
Tess headed for the kitchen, so I got up and followed her. As soon as she shut the fridge from
getting her beer, she rammed into my chest. She backed away looking all flustered. Color slowly
crept into her cheeks as her eyes scanned the length of my body. Damn! She was hotter than I
even remembered.
“Hey, baby girl. Can we talk?” I whispered in her ear.
“Sure, Blake. What’s up?”
“Not here. Come with me.” I grabbed her hand and led her out to the balcony. For some reason,
I didn’t want an audience for this conversation.
Once we were outside I took her in my arms and gave her the biggest hug. I had wanted to do
that since she walked in the door tonight. Fuck, she smelled just like the beach and her scent
was enough to make me hard. I needed to talk before my dick got me in trouble. “Are you okay?
You deserve so much better than that asshole,” I said softly into her ear.
She took a deep breath and started twirling her hair again. “I'll be alright, Blake. Pretty sure I
knew it was coming. It’s not like this is the first time he’s done this. I guess I was just stupid for
thinking he really was sorry. I’m just so embarrassed. I mean, how stupid am I?”
“Tess, you’re not stupid. He’s the jackass that fucked up. If he couldn’t see how amazing you
are, then that's his loss. Please don’t think that about yourself. You are one of the smartest girls
I know and you deserve someone that will treat you like a damn princess.”
With those words she threw herself into my arms and held onto me like she was drowning. She
fit perfectly wrapped all around me and I couldn’t help but think back to that afternoon in my
truck. I started to feel my pants getting tighter as the memories filled my mind. I pushed her
back and held her at arm’s length. Her face fell a little at my gesture and I felt like an ass, but
the last thing I wanted her to feel was my dick pressing against her.
Our Review:
  Kari March done a fantastic job at bringing her characters to life. Tess and Blake are one very steamy pair that have one heck of a communication issue. Tess isn't a whiney 'Oh Woh is Me' heroine, I mean this girl is tough and Blake is completely swoon worthy. The supporting characters are hilarious, I do believe Lexi was my favorite though ;). 
  Promise Me Always is one heck of a roller coaster ride of ups and downs. I peeled through this book with no problem. The end of it was kind of drug out and it did get repetitive in spots but still good.
  Overall, Kari's debut novel was a hit and we will definitely check out her next ones. A Book Whore for life!!! Good Job Kari, keep it up!!!
3.5 Stars!!
Book Trailer

Author Bio
I am a new adult contemporary author that is currently working on my first novel, Promise Me Always. I am a wife, mother of 2 amazing kiddos, photographer and owner at K23 Photography & Design, graphic designer and cover designer at K23 Designs, as well as an avid reader and blogger at A Book Whores Obsession! I have been married since 2004 to the most amazing man ever and together we have two amazing children.
I was born in Aurora, CO and still reside their today with my amazing family. I couldn’t imagine living anywhere else in the world. I have become accustom to bi-polar weather living here and I absolutely love getting all four seasons (although winters could be a bit shorter.)
I have a small obsession with Starbucks and gummy bears! They make the perfect writing snack! Wine helps a lot too especially with the late night writing sessions. I love the summer and everything that goes along with it, camping, swimming, boating, hiking, etc. I love to travel and Disneyland is one of my family's favorite places to visit together. I have a dream of visiting so many places in the world such as Italy, Greece, Australia, Fiji, Bora Bora and New Zealand (just to name a few.)

I have met so many amazing people in this journey so far and I cannot wait to see what the future holds.

Author Links
Twitter - @kmarch23


Saturday, February 8, 2014

Beholden to You ~ Blog Tour

Beholden To You Synopsis:
love at first sight
On the heels of tragic loss, the stunning and innocent Natalie Mason, meets handsome business mogul Mac Carter. As Natalie attempts to pick up the pieces of her shattered life, circumstances beyond her control draw her and Mac into a situation she wants kept secret. The two are a matched set having both experienced immense loss in their lives. Uncertain of what she should do, she decides to give fate a chance, opening her heart to Mac, who just wants to love her. But the past, who often times takes no prisoners, rears its ugly head in a double dose. Mac’s ex-girlfriend cannot accept that their love affair is over and takes drastic measures through deception and blackmail to ensure that Mac will be hers. Natalie, on the other hand, has to face the one responsible for her sister’s death. As her journey begins to bring justice and closure, the past transports to her feet an unexpected surprise—a long lost love desiring to posses her as his once again. Will Mac and Natalie’s newly blossoming love be able to endure what the past has delivered or will the victors of their hearts be the old flames who are staking their claim?  
Author Bio:
I have always had a passion for reading my entire life. I love it so that I dedicated my life to educating children. As a teacher, I have had the profound pleasure of teaching children to read and explore their imaginations through a good book. Just recently I decided to write a story that had been on my mind. Now I have several that I want to turn into additional books. Writing has become a passion that I dearly love. I live with my handsome husband in Southern California. We enjoy the relaxed lifestyle that California provides. We have two beautiful dogs, but on children.

20 Fun Facts About Carlie Sexton:
  1. I was born in Louisiana. Still consider myself a Southern Belle, even though I have lived in California longer.
  2. I never eat lima beans because they remind me of stink bugs.
  3. In high school, my favorite sport in P.E. was archery.
  4. My toes are always painted.
  5. I lived in Hawaii from 5-9 years old. Learned to hula then.
  6. I’m technically challenged and didn’t send my first text until August~2013.
  7. I met my hubby at a church singles group.
  8. When writing the Killer Next Door series, I watched all of the Dexter episodes in about a month!
  9. My favorite color is purple, but I only have 2 purple items in my closet.</ li>
  10. I have 2 dogs. One whines and one groans to get my attention.
  11. My hubby is complicated and I modeled Neil after his assertive side and Mac after his perceptive, nurturing side.
  12. My favorite super hero is Wonder Woman.
  13. I’m addicted to mint chocolate chip ice cream.
  14. I became a teacher at 35.
  15. My hair is naturally curly, but I straighten it.
  16. My favorite wine is Moscato.
  17. I never played Scrabble until I was in my 30’s.
  18. In college I drove a Camaro.
  19. I love decorating and my home has an Italian flare to it.
  20. I eat an apple and a pear every day.
mac love natalie

Meet the Characters:

Excerpt 1:
Closing the door behind me, I was grateful to be back in my own room. Peeling out of my clothes, I quickly got into the shower. It felt like an oasis, the water caressing my body. Thoughts of Mac and I in bed were coming back to me like rapid fire from a machine gun. These thoughts startled me as my body began to respond to the pictures in my mind. Mac knew his way around a female’s body and it certainly felt as though he had pulled out all the stops with me. When I closed my eyes I could visualize his head between my legs. The memory of it made my insides clench down deep. Then I remembered the culmination of his efforts and my body’s response in a tantalizing orgasm. It was unlike anything I had ever experienced before. I had to push those thoughts out of my head because the whole situation was crazy. We got married, and he didn’t seem to be taken aback by it. In fact, he was calm about the whole thing. Strange reaction for a guy. I felt kind of bad for running out of there like I did, but when I fell on him, things became real—too real. I began remembering in that moment our intimate interaction, and for a split second, I thought about surrendering to my desire for him. Again. Willingly. While sober. If I had, we’d be in bed together, and he’d be doing… Mac proclaims love

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Mac waiting for Nat
'What happens in Vegas, sometimes doesn't stay in Vegas'.

This is ever so true with the journey these two head out on.

Mac-lost in her from the moment he sat his eyes on her.
Natalie- confused but safe in his arms.

A love story that's written in a backwards fashion but ends up on the road to a soul searching life together.

"I'm yours. I was waiting for you and didn't even know it."