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Saturday, March 30, 2013

Teaser Blog Hop 03/31


Okay, I promised you the cover for A Summer to Remember from my new series, Seasons of Love & Lust since I don't plan to do a cover reveal. Here it is!



What follows is a teaser from one of the many chapters I have written. It is almost a third of the way finished and with luck, I plan to release it before the end of April or the early part of May. Enjoy!

Excerpt

Paul’s crystal blue eyes stared into mine deeply and he shouldn’t have done that. My heart beat so fast, I could feel moisture gather in my most intimate areas and my sex was literally on fire. Everything about him turned me on but it wasn’t something I wanted because I was lonely. I wanted him and it didn’t seem right or fair that we both couldn’t have what we wanted.
However, I didn’t know if he really wanted me. Was he just saying this stuff to make me feel better and smooth over tensions? He’d been a family friend for as long as I could remember and maybe he just thought of me as a “little sister” he had to protect as much as Jude.
“Um, who ever said anything about marriage?” he inquired politely. “Ashley is a great woman but I don’t know if I am cut out to be the marrying type. I like my freedom way too much and although she is perfect, I don’t think she is for me.”
“Then why are you still with her?” I yelled back.
“Because you’re unavailable,” he responded. “I’m not talking about what Jude and I have discussed about you and how he doesn't want me being with you because I am like a brother to him. I mean, emotionally, you’re not ready to handle anything and if I knew what Kevin truly did to you, I would murder him myself. It’s been two years and you have been a completely different person. You sleep with men you don’t give a shit about and you act like love and life don't mean anything to you. Are you going to stand there and tell me this all goes back to what happened to you at Vassar?”
“It may not be pretty or politically correct but it’s the truth.” I took a step back from him and he naturally let go of my arm.
“Then open up to me and tell me what happened.”

To be continued...

I hope you enjoyed this week's tease because more is still to come. Until then, please visit all the other great women who participate in the Teaser blog each week. Don't forget to enter my contest which is now going on through the end of April since Atonement will be featured on Bookbub towards the end of next month. Happy Easter and have a wonderful Sunday!




10 comments:

Bethany Lopez said...

Great Cover! It's beautiful. And I love the girl falling for her older brother's friend!

Danielle Blanchard said...

Thanks, Bethany. I don't expect to get many comments with this being Easter but I appreciate you stopping by!

Elle C.

Dawna said...

The cover is lovely. I, too, love stories with older brother's friends.

Christie Rich said...

I love a guy who tells it straight! Great tension between the two of them :)

Christie Rich said...

Oh, and nice cover. I like the filtered effect.

Danielle Blanchard said...

Thanks, ladies, for commenting. Christie, the cover was done by Stephanie Nelson. I loved it from the moment I saw it and the idea of the series came to me after I saw the cover. Lol!

Elle C.

Rebecca Rynecki said...

Oh, yes. I love this teaser, I love the cover! I hope you do get it released in the time you hope because it sounds like it'll be a perfect summer read.

Andrea Heltsley said...

Now I want to know what happened at Vassar! Can't wait to read this one! I can already tell the characters are going to be awesome!
Love the cover! (Once upon a time covers????)

Danielle Blanchard said...

Andrea, I will let you know now what happened at Vassar is heartbreaking but it doesn't include rape or assault. However, it is still very difficult and has ruined Jerrica in a lot of ways.

My cover is from Once Upon A Time Covers and yes, Stephanie Nelson designed it. She's great, isn't she?

Elle C.

Krystal Wade said...

Great cover! And now I need to know what happened to her. She obviously doesn't trust guys anymore.