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~ A Veil of Glass and Rain by Petra March Cover Reveal ~

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Book Title: Veil of Glass and Rain: Special Edition
Author: Petra March
Release Date: January 20, 2014
Series: A Touch of Cinnamon.
Book Type: All books in the series can be read Stand-alone
Synopsis

 Brina and Eagan meet for the first time when she’s nine and he’s fourteen. They like each other from the very beginning, though their bond isn’t immediate, but it grows over the years. What links them is the fact that their parents are photographers and are extremely devoted to their work and to each other; so much so that both Brina and Eagan have to learn how to take care of themselves from a very young age. Despite their differences, age, gender, nationality – Brina is Italian and Eagan is American – they find comfort in their growing friendship. 

Then Brina becomes a teenager, and her feelings for her friend start changing and deepening. New desires stir within her. As soon as Brina realizes how those feelings complicate her friendship with Eagan, she runs away from him. 
A few years later, Brina is twenty and Eagan is twenty-five, they find one another once again.




Publisher’s Note: This is a fully re-edited and enriched with new and special contents version of the previously published novel, A Veil of Glass and Rain, by Petra F. Bagnardi (aka Petra March). 

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A stolen kiss…

[…]I was wearing a yellow sundress and clutching the handle of my guitar case. Eagan offered to carry it for me, but I shook my head, for he was already bearing the weight of his huge backpack.A part of me was glad he hadn’t been able to hear me play. The piece I had chosen was an acoustic cover of one of my favorite rock songs. The acoustic version was utterly sentimental; it expressed perfectly the way I felt about Eagan. After my performance, all my professors and fellow students admitted that they’d never heard me play with so much feeling. I wasn’t certain I wanted Eagan to discover that part of my soul yet.

We embraced awkwardly. I noticed that his eyes were red and tired. I also remarked that he was tanned and that he smelled good, as always. Of course, I didn’t reveal my sentiments.

It was a bright summer day. We went to a park, we sat, we didn’t talk much. After a while, Eagan lay back and fell asleep.

I watched him rest for a few moments, then I reclined alongside him. I placed my body very close to his, so that I could feel his heat through the thin cotton of my dress. His handsome face was turned toward me and his lips were slightly parted. Flecks of gold dotted his beard stubble and his dark blond hair.I braced one of my hands on his arm and the other one on his muscled chest, then I leaned toward his face, keeping my eyes open. I let my mouth linger over his and breathed his breath then, finally, I whispered a kiss across the side of his mouth, then I licked his upper lip. I waited. He didn’t stir. So I closed my eyes and brushed his lips with mine once more. I became greedy. My tongue pressed between his parted lips and stroked his tongue once, twice and then again until I moaned and an unbearable ache surged between my legs.

My fingers gripped his sweaty T-shirt. I kept kissing Eagan until he groaned softly in his sleep.

“I love you,” I murmured against his lips.

I moved away from him. I forced myself to stand, I grabbed my guitar case and I left.

On the bus, I kept licking my lips; I tasted him, the salt of his sweat, and a hint of cinnamon.

(A Veil of Glass and Rain: Special Edition, by Petra March)

 

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 Petra March (aka Petra F. Bagnardi) studied Screenwriting and History of American Cinema at UCLA and NYU. Presently, Petra keeps traveling and dreaming through her novels. Her characters are deeply in love with Europe and the USA, just like Petra is.

 On October 2nd 2014 her debut novel, A Veil of Glass and Rain, won the Indie Book of the Day Award.

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~ REVIEW: Hollywood Princess by Dana Aynn Levin ~

81pOcx+NgPL._SL1500_SynopsisElizabeth Jacobs is trading in her personal chef for a meal plan, her Chanel bag for a backpack, and an estate for a dormroom. Growing up in the Hollywood spotlight, her life has been an enviable one – famous parents, entrée to everything, and getting whatever she wants. Now Elizabeth just wants to escape, to leave behind the glamour and glitz of her childhood, and enter the real world, one where no one knows her name.

Danny Newman is the hottest guy in Hollywood. As the son of an A-list director, the world belongs to Danny. Fast cars, fast women, fast times – Danny’s got all of these and more. But maybe what the complicated college student really wants isn’t any of this.

The journey begins in Hollywood Princess, when childhood friends Elizabeth and Danny are reunited at the start of freshman year of college. The old spark between them is rekindled and Elizabeth’s childhood crush is reignited. However, Danny isn’t ready to shed his Hollywood bad boy image for her. Can Elizabeth love Danny and pursue her dreams, or will his reckless behavior sabotage not only their relationship, but her desire to lead a normal life?

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daniell review  3 and a half stars18 year old Elizabeth Jacobs is off to college in upstate New York, a world away from Hollywood where she grew up in her actress mother’s shadow. She is ready to make new friends and experience new things. Little does she know that the boy she grew up with and crushed on, has chosen to attend Donnelly College as well. 

Elizabeth and Danny were inseparable as young children until Danny was sent to boarding school for high school but he never saw Elizabeth as anything more than a friend…until now.  Elizabeth has outgrown her awkward adolescent frizzy-haired stage and is now gorgeous enough to catch playboy Danny’s eye.  Elizabeth has never gotten over her crush on Danny but doesn’t want to be just one of the many girls he’s with, she wants to be the only one.
Will Elizabeth finally get the relationship she has always wanted with Danny? Or will he decide he is too young to be tied down to just one girl?
I really liked the first part of this book and loved Elizabeth and Danny. However, there was a bit too much cheating for me. I did enjoy the story being told from both POV and even though Danny was a serial cheater, he did have some redeeming qualities. This is the 1st book in the series, but it does not end with a big cliffhanger.
**ARC WAS PROVIDED IN EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST REVIEW**
Abou the authorBorn and raised in New York City, I was always a California girl at heart, obsessed with sports cars in a town with no parking. I couldn’t wait to leave, so after graduating from Vassar College where I studied Psychology and Economics, I headed to Los Angeles, the land of sunshine, oranges, and movie making. Then, after a brief stint in Washington, D.C., to earn my MBA, I headed back to the beach, and became a film production accountant, working on films you’ve probably never heard of. I wrote my first novel at the age of six, and didn’t write another until Hollywood Princess. I’m a news junkie, and a baseball addict, who loves a good love story. Who doesn’t?Now living in Connecticut, I’m married to a New York-based film producer. We have three children; two are not yet old enough to read Hollywood Princess, though one keeps trying to peek.

Currently, I’m hard at work on completing the second installment in the Hollywood Princess series.

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~ The Commitment by Kate Benson Blog Tour + Review ~

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The Commitment (The Promise Series #4) by Kate Benson ~ Blog Tour

Dec. 15th- Dec. 22nd

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23149262-the-commitment

 

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SynopsisThe Commitment

Copyright 2014 © Kate Benson

Sophie Ryan has not had an easy life.

In the past two years, she’s faced heartbreaking loss, gotten a rare second chance at unconditional love, revealed her darkest secrets and been forced to
make unimaginable choices.

Dusting herself off time and time again, she’s always bounced back in the name of love.

After suffering yet another devastating blow, Sophie is faced with the choice of fight or flight.

With forces and emotions from her past still in play, will she find that some promises are made to be broken?

Or will she finally make the commitment it takes to find the forever she’s been searching for?

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“THIS IS IN MY TOP 5 MUST READ FOR 2014! The ending is jaw dropping! Unbelievable!” -Amazon Reviewer

“I would give this book a million stars if it were possible. However, she will have to settle for 5, you know.. because that’s all Amazon will allow.” -Amazon Reviewer

This book is perfect. In every way. It is the absolute perfect conclusion to the story that I fell SO in love with. –Amazon Reviewer

Wow, Kate you’ve done it again. Another amazing book to add to the collection. Thank you for bringing these characters to my life and for bringing them to
life. -Amazon Reviewer

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christie review 4 starsLet me just begin this review by saying how much I love Kate Benson! This woman is brilliant; she can move me to laughter then to tears in just a couple of sentences. When I had the opportunity to read her first book in the series, The Promise, I had no idea what a journey Kate and her wonderful characters would take me on. I have enjoyed every single minute of it.

I am not going to really give any synopsis of the book; I don’t want to spoil the twists and surprises Kate has in store for you. All I will say is this book picks up right where The Secret left off. As with all of Kate’s books, she picks up right where she left off in the previous book, so readers don’t have to wait too long to get some answers to the questions she always leaves us with in her books. I think she may be the reigning queen of cliffhangers, but I love it. And, don’t let the cliffhangers scare you off. They are brilliant in each of her books. She always leaves me wondering what direction she will go in next, and she never fails to amaze me. And, if you really hate cliffhangers, you can read the whole series now back-to-back.

I always think I cannot love her characters more than I did in the other books, but I do. It’s like a kinship you feel with her characters that just gets deeper with each book I read. I have thoroughly loved and enjoyed every moment with Sophie. As I began reading the first book in the series, The Promise, Sophie was a broken girl whom I thought would never find happiness again, yet she has grown into this amazing, strong, confident, beautiful woman who isn’t afraid anymore to give her heart freely. I liked that this book was written from several characters’ POVs. It was written with such detail into their emotions that I could feel them. I laughed with them, I got angry with them, and I cried with them. These are characters that will ALWAYS stay with me. Most importantly, it’s not just a book about love between a man and a woman. It’s a book filled with family. It’s not just blood that makes a family but a bond in the heart, in other words, soulmates. One character in the book had it right; soulmates aren’t just lovers and spouses, but they are people that have a part of your soul and your being forever…could be your sister or best friend. Words like that is what makes Kate such a special writer; she writes from the heart and you feel it!

I knew this was the last book in Sophie’s journey, and I had mixed emotions. I wasn’t sure how it would end, but I shouldn’t have worried. Of course, Kate did it in a wonderful, wonderful way. If you like books that speak to your heart and grab you and won’t let you go, you should really give this one a try. You won’t forget it! Books should be read in order, The Promise (Book 1), The Choice (Book 2), The Secret (Book 3), The Commitment (Book 4).

**ARC was provided in exchange for an honest review**

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Abou the authorMy name’s Kate but you can also call me Katie. I just finished my debut novel The Promise, a contemporary romance with a dash of suspense. I grew up in
Texas and moved to Florida when I met the love of my life 13 years ago. I wrote my first poem when I was five and it was about my love affair with pickles.
I still love pickles but I like to think my writing has grown since then. I absolutely adore anything to do with books whether it’s writing them or
devouring them in one sitting. I live on music, love and sweet tea and am known for my silly but blunt personality. I’ve been lucky enough to find the love
of my life, marry him and now we’re working on our happily ever after. He inspires me in everything I do, but especially in telling love stories. I’m an
ordinary girl living an extraordinary love and I’m so happy I get to share it with the world through my writing. I can’t wait for you to read it!

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The Promise Series

THE PROMISE (BOOK 1)

US http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00H62TMJA/

UK http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00H62TMJA/

THE CHOICE (BOOK 2)

US http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00JJW1DLK

UK http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00JJW1DLK/

 

THE SECRET (BOOK 3)

US http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00MMN3ICU

UK http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00MMN3ICU/

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~ Nicely Naughty 2 by Caitlyn Willows, Nona Raines, Rachell Nichole Release Blitz + Giveaway ~

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Nicely Naughty 2
by Caitlyn Willows, Nona Raines, Rachell Nichole
Publication Date: December 16, 2014
Genres: Anthology, Contemporary, Erotica, Romance

Buy Link(s): Loose-Id | Amazon

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Synopsis

All the Trimmings by Caitlyn Willows

When Chrissy agreed to housesit for her grandparents and prep the place for Christmas, she never imagined the icing on her cookies would be the twins next door. But they are hard-loving men who don’t play for keeps, and she’s never played at all…until now.

Joe and Jess crave their neighbors’ cute granddaughter more than they can stand. She’s definitely a game changer they never imagined, blowing into their lives like the approaching winter storm, stirring up their wildest fantasies and making them want with an intensity hot enough to melt the fake icicles draped around her Grandma’s house.

Christmas with all the trimmings. Those were Grandma’s instructions. And while Chrissy knows she wasn’t referring to Chrissy laid out for Joe and Jess’s pleasure—or they hers—Grandma’s got some explaining of her own to do. Like how she knew about those dimples on the twin’s perfect backsides.

Christmas Candie by Nona Raines

Aidan Callahan loves Christmas. His family makes it a big celebration and he does his best to carry on the tradition. Every ornament on his huge Christmas tree has a story and holds a special memory. He’s been hooking up for six months with Val Stenzler and would like to get closer to her, including sharing his love of Christmas. But aside from their hot sex sessions, she holds him at arm’s length. What’s the problem?

Val hates Christmas. The most devastating, humiliating event of her life happened at Christmastime two years ago, and she’s still trying to get past it. There’s no room for fruitcake or mistletoe in her life. As far as she’s concerned, the holiday season can’t pass quickly enough.

Christmas suddenly becomes a lot more interesting when Val and Aidan meet Candie Hurley. She’s as sweet as her name, as sparkly as tinsel and as mysterious as the Northern Lights. Aidan and Val both fall under her spell, but will the night they spend with her bring them closer together or tear their relationship apart?

Gingerbread Photography by Rachell Nichole

Walker Savidge is one of FDNY’s Finest. He’s also the only openly bisexual fireman in the city. But his boyfriend, Ben Cook, is still very much in the closet, and not comfortable with his own sexual needs and desires. Every time they get close in public, Ben pulls away. Frustrated with his partner, Walker devises a plan to help Ben break out of his shell. The owner of Gingerbread Photography has been photographing the FDNY Firefighters for their calendar for years. She’s professional and sweet, and Walker knows she’ll immediately put Ben at ease. Now all he has to do is convince his lover to do a private x-rated, Xmas photo shoot.

Ben knows Walker is fed up with his hang-ups, but he can’t seem to help it. Every time he thinks he might be okay with announcing to the world that he also likes guys, the horrors of his high school locker room stop him. Growing up in a small community that wasn’t always supportive of homosexuality has forced Ben to hide that half of himself. He’d always dated girls before moving to the Big Apple and finding Walker. Now he’s trying to reconcile the two halves of himself and give Walker what he deserves. So when Walker suggests a photo shoot, Ben agrees, though the idea makes him squirm. He knows the week of Christmas break will be the best time for the shoot. He’s told his parents he won’t be home this year for Christmas, so he doesn’t have to answer awkward questions about his love life, or break Walker’s heart by not inviting him home for the holidays.

Lexie Ginger Rosamond is trying to survive as a NY photographer. But she’s dreading the upcoming holidays and her photo schedule. She’s reluctant to take on a last minute meeting with Walker and his boyfriend, but finally can’t deny the sultry voice of one of the sexiest firemen she’s ever met. But when Walker shows up at her studio with Ben, a young man she’s already met, and kissed, she doesn’t know what to do. As the photo shoot heats up, Walker jumps into the photos with Ben, and it’s almost more than she can bear. Until the two men ask her to join them in front of the camera instead of behind it. Tempted by their heat, and deciding maybe she can give herself a special treat this Christmas, Lexie agrees

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Caitlyn Willows

Erotic romance author Caitlyn Willows weaves deep emotions and sizzling sensuality into her action-filled stories. Believing life is to be lived and felt, not merely watched, Willows delivers real-to-life characters in unforgettable tales of love, adventure, and always steamy passion. No one is more surprised than she at the direction life has taken her.

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Rachell holds two undergraduate degrees, one in Professional Writing and the other in French. She also received a Master of Fine Arts in Writing Popular Fiction at Seton Hill University. She is the author of The Marietta Hotels Series, Spicy with a Side of Cranberry Sauce, Break(Through) the Ice, To Sir, and Queen of Hearts.

Rachell lives in New York with a mountain of books, a loving family, and an invisible cat who loves to snuggle.

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