Wednesday in Wasteland ~ #Excerpt from Never Gonna Say Goodbye #BookBirthday #dystopian

Never Gonna Say Goodbye by Jessica E. SubjectHello my dear readers! Well, I’m celebrating my second of three book birthdays this month. Never Gonna Say Goodbye, the third story in The Underground series, released one year ago today. It is an M/M dystopian romance that was named Best Science Fiction/Futuristic Book in LR Cafe’s Best of 2013 Awards.

Never Gonna Say Goodbye reveals what happens when The Underground rebels finally attack Planet Core, but is also a love story between the leader of The Underground, Will Garrison, and Tim Harris, a doctor for Planet Core.

Here’s a little bit about the story, followed by an excerpt. Enjoy!

~ About Never Gonna Say Goodbye ~

Rebels, former Planet Core employees, have banded together in The Underground. They fight against the policies of the corporation that owns the lease on their lives. They will have their freedom or they will die trying.

The rebellion is stirring…

Will Garrison leads the fight against the control of the corporation—he wants his people to have their rights to live and love back. Reunited with his lover, former Planet Core medic Tim Harris, the men disagree on how to take down the corporation.

And the desire for freedom…

Tim’s plan requires that he provide a distraction while Will leads The Underground’s forces in a lightning raid, but who can Will trust when he’s already been betrayed once?

May cost these men everything…

Timing is everything, because if either fails The Underground may be crushed under the weight of Planet Core once and for all.

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Set-up: While The Underground did attack Planet Core, things didn’t exactly go as planned. This excerpt is in Brook’s POV, whom we meet at the end of Never Gonna Let You Go, and who is a main character in Never Gonna Desert You.

The sounds of the bustling city had been silenced. Dirt hung in the air like a thick fog, blocking her view. She crept toward the main street, one hand in front of her, unsure if anyone followed.

Step by measured step, she continued, fearing what she would find. Her stomach twisted. But she continued, determination to find Garrison steeling her nerves.

The air grew clearer, dust blanketing the ground. She turned around to see if anyone had followed. They had. Not just the first five, but several others, using their own clothing to cover their mouths.

Time to test the air. She lowered her cloth and drew in a deep breath. Not perfect, but she needed both hands for the search ahead.

She handed the key to Cherie, behind her, the one face she knew by name. “This will get you into all of the buildings. Find any survivors, treat them, and take them back underground.”

The woman nodded.

Brook glanced at the rest of her followers. “I need three people with me. Everyone else is to help Cherie.”

Spinning on her heel, she took a couple steps forward, staring toward what was once Planet Core. The former grand structure, visible from miles away, now resembled a smoking heap of twisted metal. Crumbled rock and concrete filled the glide tunnel, the only way to and from the complex. Or so she’d believed until Harris had revealed the other entrance. But which way would Garrison have come. She whimpered. Where is he?

“There!” A man stood beside her. One of her team members. Cherie’s son. “I see a hand.”

Her heart raced. Could it be Garrison? Brook glanced in the direction he pointed, right in the middle of the rubble. Yet, she couldn’t see anything.

All three men rushed forward and heaved away boulders and other debris.

“It’s him. It’s Garrison.”

Racing to catch up, Brook felt tears streaming down her face. She’d thought she’d lost him forever.

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Top 5 things NOT to do at your College Reunion by @LibbyWaterford #PassionateHistory

Top 5 Things NOT to Do
at Your College Reunion

by Libby Waterford

My contemporary erotic novella, Passionate History, is set during reunion weekend at a fictional New England liberal arts school. I recently attended my own college reunion at my real-life New England liberal arts school, and here’s what I learned. Have a reunion coming up? You’re welcome.

  1. Stay in the dorms. If the beds weren’t comfortable when you were a student, then they aren’t going to be comfortable 5, 10, 20+ years later. Get a hotel room.
  2. Get drunk at your class reunion party. No one wants to see that.
  3. Tell your college dream guy/girl you used to have a crush on them. They’re probably happily married now and it will just make your Facebook interactions awkward.
  4. Stint on coffee. Caffeine probably helped you pass all your classes. You’ll need it to face the same catch-up conversation with dozens of people you haven’t seen in five years and won’t see for another five.
  5. Look up the professor that you slept with that one time (unless you are the heroine of my novella, Passionate History). Do you really want to rekindle all that drama?

For more helpful tips, check out Passionate History, and good luck facing your reunion!

Passionate History by Libby Waterford

Passionate History

by Libby Waterford

A contemporary erotic romance novella

On the eve of her college graduation, Bree Ross seduces her favorite art history professor. She doesn’t expect buttoned-up Professor Worthy to give her the best sex of her life, or anticipate that leaving him to start her post-college life would be so difficult. Their unforgettable encounter haunts her, and five years later, she finds herself back on campus for her college reunion—with a specific goal in mind. How hard could it be to convince her ex-professor to write her a letter of recommendation for graduate school?

Straight-laced Professor Aidan Worthy has adhered to his carefully-aligned morals his entire teaching career…until Bree Ross walks into his classroom. Guilt plagues him for his one transgression because that one amazing night has been seared onto his brain. When she waltzes back into his life after five years of silence, he’s not thrilled. But he can’t deny the illicit spark they once shared has not disappeared, and he worries he won’t be able to resist temptation a second time.

Over the course of the tumultuous reunion and commencement weekend at Weston University, rain, relatives, and rental cars force the two to confront their sizzling desire and burgeoning feelings. Is their passionate history enough to keep them together, or will it drive them apart?

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“Can I be of some assistance?” he asked, his voice mild. She jerked up at his words.

“Professor—Aidan,” she said, sounding embarrassed.

Good. “What are you doing?”

“I’m trying to find my rental car. I think I parked it somewhere around here, and I can’t exactly remember what it looks like.”

“Can’t you click the remote key? If it’s nearby the lights will go off when you unlock it.” There, his brain had produced a sensible suggestion, even as it occupied itself with cataloguing her scent, the tired smudges under her eyes, and the curve of her hips outlined by a flowy skirt.

“I would, except the only car left on the lot was some micro-budget sedan. I can’t remember the model.” She held her key out to him. “No remote entry.”

“Can you call the rental car company?”

“I tried. They’re closed.”

Aidan stood in the street, staring at her. Bree Ross. Former student. Former lover. It was unbelievably frustrating how much he still desired her. But perhaps this was the universe telling him he had a second chance to be a gentleman.

“Well, you can’t go around looking in every car on campus. You’ll get arrested. Come on, I can give you a ride.”

“Oh, no, thanks. I can walk.”

“It’s pitch black and about to rain. I’m not letting you walk anywhere alone tonight.”

“I can go to the green, to the dance. I can catch a ride with a friend.”

“Then I’ll walk you to the dance.”

“That’s all right—”

“Bree.” His voice was a warning. “Don’t be an idiot. Let me help you.”

 

About the Author

Libby WaterfordLibby Waterford writes steamy contemporary romances. She lives in Los Angeles with her family and works off her weekly pilgrimage to In-N-Out by swimming and climbing the city’s hidden staircases.

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Can they forget the past and move on? AT SECOND GLANCE by @VickiBallante #giveaway

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by Vicki Ballante

Four years after her divorce, Merryn decides she’s ready to find someone. Joining an online singles site, she connects with the perfect guy. Funny, sexy, sensitive. When he suggests they meet, excitement compels her to say yes.

Kirk pines for his ex-wife, but realizes he must move forward. After several stimulating online chats, he believes she might be the one for him. Smart, sexy, willing to experiment and learn. But when he happens across his ex, all his plans fly out the window.

Will Merryn learn to relax and have fun without giving her heart? Can Kirk forget the past and become the man he longs to be?

 

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“Where did you meet this guy?”

“Online.”

“That’s not safe.”

“I trust him.” Fire spurted from her gaze.

She’d never trusted him when they’d been married. Never let him take the lead. How come time hadn’t healed the wounds? Instead, they’d festered inside him.

Online relationship? He felt the blood drain from his head.

“What?” Panic rose in her voice. “Are you Panda?”

He considered pretending otherwise. He could make his escape now and forget about the crazy mistake of meeting a strange woman in a restaurant because of an internet connection. Then he wouldn’t remember all those times he’d tried to reach out to her and she’d pushed him away and read her book or gone to sleep. The accusing words when she’d found out he’d been looking at porn. The hatred in her eyes when she’d asked him for a divorce.

“Are you?” She collapsed on the chair opposite him.

“I…I can’t do this.” He rose. “I’m sorry. You shouldn’t meet guys you don’t know.”

“It’s a public place.” There was a catch in her voice.

“I don’t remember you being so pale. Blonde doesn’t suit you.”

She wrapped her face in her hands and became as stiff as a corpse. A crack of sympathy passed through him for a moment, but he pushed it away. Yet, she was Hedge. The woman who wanted to experiment. Who hurt from a previous relationship.

He’d called himself a loser.

A laugh came out, sounding out of place, and then he laughed recklessly.

She jerked her head towards him, anger evident in the harshness of her features.

“I called myself a loser.”

“What?”

“It’s ironic, isn’t it? If we’d both gotten over all our baggage from our messed up marriage, maybe we wouldn’t be here, digging up all the past hurt.”

“I didn’t know who you were. I wouldn’t have said those things to you. It’s the first time I’ve told anyone how I feel.” She didn’t look good with her face screwed up.

He glanced at her body. Had that changed? Her breasts pressed tight against the black shirt she wore. He remembered the first moment she’d shown herself to him on their wedding night. Merryn had insisted upon waiting for that special night. Her reserve had made her all the more desirable to him. In the beginning.

What if he could have another chance to touch her body? She was still shaped to perfection. None of the other women he’d had compared to the beauty of Merryn’s body. The shape of her twins, those pink taut nipples, and the peaks contrasted against her narrow waist. The gentle dip from her slight stomach to her intimate area. He sighed.

“You still want to experiment?” He’d always been impulsive, but seriously, had he said that?

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About the Author

Vicki writes erotic and fantasy romance. She loves taking her characters into an alternate world where strange and sexy things happen. She lives with her patient husband and three noisy kids in South Africa. In between being a busy stay-at-home Mom who hates housework and spends half her life cooking everything from scratch, she runs several blogs, writes under another name, and buries herself in the delightful world of her characters. When growing up, her school friends asked her if she wanted to be a nun. She always said “no.” Wonder whether they’d agree if they read her books.

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