Master Of Games by Sienna Snow (Cover Reveal)

Master Of Games by Sienna Snow

Release: May 8, 2019
Cover Design: ME Kusel @ Steamy Designs

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He was my obsession. Haunting my dreams, reminding me of my past.


He was the one whose heart I destroyed. Pierce Lykaios was everything I could want: captivating, cunning, and controlled. He understood my darkest desires and took pleasure in feeding my every craving.

And when I walked back into his world, it was my fault for letting the first touch lead to a second. And a third.

I shouldn’t have let him re-awaken my need. Now I’m caught in his grasp with no hope of escape, unable to forget, unable to stop.

He says this time I won’t leave him. I won’t forget him. And I’m afraid he’s right.

Lion Dancing for Love by Laura Boon (Guest Post)

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Lion Dancing for Love

by Laura Boon

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GENRE: Contemporary romance, small town romance, novella

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BLURB:

Licking her wounds after a bad relationship, San Diego accountant Caitlyn Summers travels to Willow Springs to help her friend gear up for the annual Maple Sugar Ball. She isn’t planning on staying long, but one encounter with the delicious Corey Duncan has her re-evaluating her plans.

Corey swore off love when his wife Annie died from breast cancer. Caitlyn is too young, too citified, and vibrates with a passion and energy that will upend the safe, comfortable rhythm of his life. Corey has to choose between playing it safe and taking a risk on love. Caitlyn needs to find the patience to let Corey lead. If not, the Maple Sugar Ball might end in a sticky mess, instead of a slow dance with the man who has captured her heart.

Will their fire burn hot enough to erase doubts and past hurts?

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Excerpt:

“You don’t have to be good at it. You have to be able to follow and count to three.”

She put her hands on her hips. It was his turn to raise a brow. “I can follow—if I choose to.”

He chuckled. “Such sass. Prove it.”

He held out his left hand, and she moved forward and placed her right inside it. He twined their fingers and pulled her into position. A heady combination of scents rose from her, vanilla and pheromones and something uniquely Caitlin. Her skin was slick against his. “Rest your head against my chest,” he murmured.

“I don’t recall that as an official position.”

“It’s the one I favor. Stand on my feet. That’s it.” He adjusted her arm, so she had a good hold around his neck and drew her even closer. “Step with your right foot first…back across, together. Forward, across, together. Back, across, together. Forward, across, together.”

Halfway through the song, he let her feet slip to the ground. At the end he kept a firm grip on her waist while he hit replay, then led her through a series of fast twirls, their bodies so close they were almost one. When the song ended, they collapsed in a heap against the wall. She was giggling.

“What?”

“I get why it was considered scandalous when it was first introduced.”

He smiled and tipped her chin toward him with a finger. “It’s only scandalous if you do it properly.”

He brushed his lips softly across hers, then claimed her mouth as she breathed into him.


Guest Post with Laura Boon:

The Rules of Attraction

“Opposites attract” is a popular saying. On a surface level, it is true for Corey and Caitlin, the hero and heroine of my new novella Lion Dancing for Love. However, we can all admire a beautiful frame without being tempted to buy, so what is it that really sparks attraction? In my experience, it’s more accurate to say that the engagement between couples happens below the surface, so it only seems like opposites attract. We’re drawn to people who “get us” or who can show us the way forward in life, either through personal experience or through understanding and empathy. Often, the ability to do that is based in prior experience, so we have similar experiences and compatible skills that make lock and key fit.

So, opposites… Corey is a third generation business owner in Willow Springs, Vermont. He likes small town life and can’t imagine living elsewhere. He is a young-ish widower who has sworn he will never risk love again. His wife died too young from cancer and part of him died with her.

Caitlin is an accountant from San Diego, California. She’s of Chinese American descent and moves easily between the two cultures. She loves city life and her biological clock is ticking loudly. She’s frantic to find love in time to start a family, but she’s stuck in a mire of self-loathing over the mistake she made in her last relationship.

Now, similarities… they’re close to family and friends and find value in work. At heart, they’re loyal, generous and kind. They share a sense of humor. They enjoy dancing and laughing but right now need to be reminded to enjoy life. They can both be stubborn and bossy, which sparks fireworks from time to time. They’re wildly attracted to each other, but they have each been scarred by love in the past and are afraid of letting love in again. Corey has given up on it; Caitlin is scared it is out of reach. Neither one wants to be the first to risk love.

To reach their HEA, they each need a healthy dose of self-compassion, courage, and a willingness to change direction when needed. All things I find difficult, especially self-compassion. What about you? Which of these three characteristics – self-compassion, courage and flexibility – are you good at and which one do you struggle with?


About Laura

AuthorPicture.jpgLaura Boon stole her first romance from her father’s bookshelves as a teenager, The Flame and the Flower by Kathleen Woodiwiss, and was immediately captivated. After holding a variety of positions in publishing, from bookseller to sales rep and publicist, she eventually found the courage to write her own stories. She was born in Zambia, grew up in South Africa, and went to university in America. She now lives in Australia with her husband and their adorable dogs Beau and Arro. When she is not reading or writing, she enjoys sleuthing for artisan chocolate and beautiful stationery, watching tennis, and walking alongside Sydney’s beautiful harbor.

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Lion Dancing for Love Buy Links

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GIVEAWAY

Laura Boon will be awarding a $50 Amazon/BN GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour!

Realism by Evan Grace

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Ordinary, typical, conformed, are words never used to describe me. I’ve never been one to play by the rules. It’s my world, my life and I do things my way.



I see the way they stare at my body covered in tattoos and my lavender hair, I just don’t give a damn. There is only one thing in this world that can get me fired up, that’s screwing with my daughter. As a single mom, it’s my job to protect her, fight for her. She is and will always be my top priority.



So, when I get a call that she’s in trouble at school, with a boy- no less, my claws are out and ready to strike. And the boy’s father, some high society stockbroker, isn’t about to deter me. I don’t care how sexy, smart and rugged he is.

Opposites may attract, and I’ve been down that road before, it’s one I never plan to travel again. A man like that would never be interested in a woman like me. That I know for certain, after all I’m a realist.



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MEET THE AUTHOR:
A Midwesterner and self-proclaimed nerd, Evan has been an avid reader most of her life, but five years ago got bit by the writing bug, and it quickly became her addiction, passion and therapy. When the voices in her head give it a rest, she can always be found with her e-reader in her hand. Some of her favorites include, Shayla Black, Jaci Burton, Madeline Sheehan and Jamie Mcguire. Evan finds a lot of her inspiration in music, so if you see her wearing her headphones you know she means business and is in the zone.
During the day Evan works for a large homecare agency and at night she’s superwoman. She’s a wife to Jim and a mom to Ethan and Evan, a cook, a tutor, a friend and a writer. How does she do it? She’ll never tell.

 

Realism by Evan Grace

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Ordinary, typical, conformed, are words never used to describe me. I’ve never been one to play by the rules. It’s my world, my life and I do things my way.



I see the way they stare at my body covered in tattoos and my lavender hair, I just don’t give a damn. There is only one thing in this world that can get me fired up, that’s screwing with my daughter. As a single mom, it’s my job to protect her, fight for her. She is and will always be my top priority.



So, when I get a call that she’s in trouble at school, with a boy- no less, my claws are out and ready to strike. And the boy’s father, some high society stockbroker, isn’t about to deter me. I don’t care how sexy, smart and rugged he is.

Opposites may attract, and I’ve been down that road before, it’s one I never plan to travel again. A man like that would never be interested in a woman like me. That I know for certain, after all I’m a realist.



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MEET THE AUTHOR:
A Midwesterner and self-proclaimed nerd, Evan has been an avid reader most of her life, but five years ago got bit by the writing bug, and it quickly became her addiction, passion and therapy. When the voices in her head give it a rest, she can always be found with her e-reader in her hand. Some of her favorites include, Shayla Black, Jaci Burton, Madeline Sheehan and Jamie Mcguire. Evan finds a lot of her inspiration in music, so if you see her wearing her headphones you know she means business and is in the zone.
During the day Evan works for a large homecare agency and at night she’s superwoman. She’s a wife to Jim and a mom to Ethan and Evan, a cook, a tutor, a friend and a writer. How does she do it? She’ll never tell.

 

Retaliation by Kathy Coopmans

RETALIATION by USA Today Bestselling Author Kathy Coopmans is LIVE!

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As far back as I can remember, I pushed away those ugly demons looping their venom around my brain.

Trying to turn me into a man I never wanted to be.



“Do what we say or die.”



Words filled with poison, they slowly dripped in my veins, leaving me a mess of a man, and walking that thin line between right and wrong.



I never wanted to be a killer; now it’s a craving I need to survive.



The man I used to be never wanted to cause anyone an ounce of unbearable pain, because I know first-hand what it feels like.



That choking in your throat, barely able to breathe heartbreak of those who died, left behind.



The men I’m killing, they left me no choice but to walk a line chalked with retaliation.



To leave the woman I love behind.



I didn’t take a life like they claim to cause her pain. I sacrificed a lifetime with her to keep her alive.

But, after fourteen years of her living that lie, I’m crossing another line. One I was warned to never step over. 



“Stay away from her, or she dies.”

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MEET THE AUTHOR:
USA Today Best Selling and multiple Amazon top 100 Author Kathy Coopmans is a Michigan native where she lives with her husband, Tony. They have two sons Aaron and Shane.
She is a sports nut. Her favorite sports include NASCAR, Baseball, and Football.
She has recently retired from her day job to become a full-time writer.
She has always been an avid reader and at the young age of 50 decided she wanted to write. She claims she can do several things at once and still stay on task. Her favorite quote is “I got this.”

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Bliss by Maggie Marr

Bliss: A Wedding Enemies to Lovers Alpha Bad-Boy Billionaire Romance
Maggie Marr
Publication date: April 16th 2019
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance

Done with men. Done. I refuse to think about my ex who I caught boning my assistant. No, next weekend is my best-friend Becca’s wedding and this weekend I’m in charge of her bachelorette party and it’s going to be F.U.N. no matter how upset I am…but here’s the kicker, maybe I’m not as upset as I *should* be. I mean, sure no one likes to walk in on THAT, but really, a part of me feels relieved, because that guy, definitely wasn’t the RIGHT guy. But who is? Hmmm…could it be that sexy Aussie who is one of the groomsmen? I mean that accent…so maybe he isn’t my Mr. Forever but my Mr. Right Now? I can be spontaneous and flirty and fun no matter what my ex used to say about me being a rule-following stick-in-the-mud. No this weekend I’m going to break all the rules and have fun!

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Author Bio:

Maggie Marr is the USA Today Best Selling author of hot contemporary romance. She spends her days working in entertainment and her nights writing. Maggie loves all things pop culture and when she isn’t writing, she’s reading or binge-watching Netflix. Never miss a new release, sale, bonus content, or extras by signing up for Maggie’s newsletter here: maggiemarr.net

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Retaliation by Kathy Coopmans

RETALIATION by USA Today Bestselling Author Kathy Coopmans is LIVE!

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Add to your TBR today! http://bit.ly/RetaliationTBRCheck out the trailer: https://youtu.be/8W98Id1x8EA

As far back as I can remember, I pushed away those ugly demons looping their venom around my brain.

Trying to turn me into a man I never wanted to be.



“Do what we say or die.”



Words filled with poison, they slowly dripped in my veins, leaving me a mess of a man, and walking that thin line between right and wrong.



I never wanted to be a killer; now it’s a craving I need to survive.



The man I used to be never wanted to cause anyone an ounce of unbearable pain, because I know first-hand what it feels like.



That choking in your throat, barely able to breathe heartbreak of those who died, left behind.



The men I’m killing, they left me no choice but to walk a line chalked with retaliation.



To leave the woman I love behind.



I didn’t take a life like they claim to cause her pain. I sacrificed a lifetime with her to keep her alive.

But, after fourteen years of her living that lie, I’m crossing another line. One I was warned to never step over. 



“Stay away from her, or she dies.”

One-Click today or download with Kindle Unlimited.

Amazon US- https://amzn.to/2HvTmjp

Amazon AU- https://amzn.to/2FlPRZn

Amazon CA-https://amzn.to/2FpuZSf

Amazon UK- https://amzn.to/2FpnDhw


 

MEET THE AUTHOR:
USA Today Best Selling and multiple Amazon top 100 Author Kathy Coopmans is a Michigan native where she lives with her husband, Tony. They have two sons Aaron and Shane.
She is a sports nut. Her favorite sports include NASCAR, Baseball, and Football.
She has recently retired from her day job to become a full-time writer.
She has always been an avid reader and at the young age of 50 decided she wanted to write. She claims she can do several things at once and still stay on task. Her favorite quote is “I got this.”

Subscribe to receive release notifications from Kathy: http://bit.ly/2yzrffs

 

BATTLEFIELD LOVE (Operation Cupid #1) by Skyler Andra & Mila Young

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BATTLEFIELD LOVE (Operation Cupid #1)

Author: Skyler Andra & Mila Young

Pub. Date: November 26, 2018

Publisher: Skylar Andra & Mila Young

Formats: eBook

Pages: 266

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When a sassy and disillusioned phone operator gets a hold of the power of Cupid, watch out!


A mysterious caller…

Locke Casey is nothing special. Sure, her job as a phone operator job is a little unusual, but it pays the bills, and as a broke, twenty something college student, she doesn’t have much room to be picky. She is used to odd calls from strange men thanks to her job, but when one begins quizzing her about love, she finds her life turned upside down.

An unbelievable turn of events…

Turns out the creepy caller might actually be Cupid. For some unknown reason, the god of love passed on his powers to Locke, which makes no sense considering she’s never been in love and considers the whole concept overrated. Talk about an unlikely candidate!

A mission to save the gods…

Having Cupid’s powers alone might be more than she can handle, but with her godly benefactor doing a disappearing act, all the gods are in a flurry, and it’s up to Locke to save Olympus. All in a day’s work, right?

Battlefield Love is the first in a series, a slow burn reverse harem romance with sexy, godly avatars and steamy scenes.

Grab books 2 & 3 now! READ FOR FREE ON KINDLE UNLIMITED!

Quicksilver Love: A Reverse Harem Mythological Romance (Operation Cupid Book 2)- Amazon

Awakened Love: A reverse harem romance (Operation Cupid Book 3)- Amazon

About Skylar:

Skyler1.jpgNever say never. That’s Skyler’s attitude, and she fills her heroines and heroes with that same philosophy. Skyler is an Aussie who loves traveling and her goal is to one day visit every country in the world. When she’s not writing, she’s snuggling with a good book and her furbabies. At heart she’s a gaming nerd, Pilates and martial arts enthusiast.

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About Mila:

Mila.jpgBestselling Author, Mila Young tackles everything with the zeal and bravado of the fairytale heroes she grew up reading about. She slays monsters, real and imaginary, like there’s no tomorrow.

By day she rocks a keyboard as a marketing extraordinaire. At night she battles with her might pen-sword, creating fairytale retellings, and sexy ever after tales. In her spare time, she loves pretending she’s a mighty warrior, walks on the beach with her dogs, cuddling up with her cats, and devouring every fantasy tale she can get her pinkies on.

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Giveaway Details:

1 lucky winner will receive a $10 Amazon GC, International.

3 lucky winners will win BATTLEFIELD LOVE Swag Packs, International.

Giveaway Link:

http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/e2389ba2909/?

 

Blog Tour Schedule:

Week One:

3/25/2019- Books a Plenty Book Reviews– Review

3/25/2019- Lone Tree Reviews– Excerpt

3/26/2019- Daily Waffle– Spotlight

3/26/2019- BookHounds– Excerpt

 3/27/2019- Adventures Thru Wonderland– Review

3/27/2019- Smada’s Book Smack– Spotlight

 3/28/2019- Book Briefs– Review

3/28/2019- Romantic Reviews– Excerpt

 3/29/2019- Reese’s Reviews– Review

3/29/2019- Ramblings of a Book Nerd– Review

 

Week Two:

4/1/2019- Julia Swoons– Review

4/1/2019- A Gingerly Review– Excerpt

 4/2/2019- Kelly P’s Blog– Excerpt

4/2/2019- Jaime’s World– Excerpt

 4/3/2019- Two Chicks on Books– Excerpt

4/3/2019- The Reading Corner for All– Review

 4/4/2019- Owl Always Be Reading– Excerpt

4/4/2019- Love in a time of Feminism– Excerpt

 4/5/2019- AURELIA LEO– Review

4/5/2019- Hauntedbybooks– Review

REALISM by Evan Grace

REALISM by Evan Grace is releasing April 2nd!
Add it to your TBR TODAY! http://bit.ly/RealismTBRRealism is up for pre-order on all platforms https://books2read.com/u/m0Ml2J! It will only be available until release day then it will go into Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited.


Ordinary, typical, conformed, are words never used to describe me. I’ve never been one to play by the rules. It’s my world, my life and I do things my way.


I see the way they stare at my body covered in tattoos and my lavender hair, I just don’t give a damn. There is only one thing in this world that can get me fired up, that’s screwing with my daughter. As a single mom, it’s my job to protect her, fight for her. She is and will always be my top priority.


So, when I get a call that she’s in trouble at school, with a boy- no less, my claws are out and ready to strike. And the boy’s father, some high society stockbroker, isn’t about to deter me. I don’t care how sexy, smart and rugged he is.
Opposites may attract, and I’ve been down that road before, it’s one I never plan to travel again. A man like that would never be interested in a woman like me. That I know for certain, after all I’m a realist.


Realism is up for pre-order on all platforms https://books2read.com/u/m0Ml2J! It will only be available until release day then it will go into Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited.

GOODREADS: http://bit.ly/RealismTBR
EXCERPT REVEAL
I pull up in front of a cute little craftsman home. The siding is a dark gray with navy blue shutters and white trim. There’s a swing on the porch and two Adirondack chairs that I can just imagine Mona and Iris sitting in.


I climb out and come around to her side to help her down.  For the first time since I was a teenager, my nerves assail me as I follow behind her up the steps. She unlocks the door, and I grab it, holding it open for her to step inside. I follow close behind, locking the door behind me.


The only thing I get to notice is the walls are covered in pictures of Iris and Mona and even some of her and her sisters.Mona comes over and stands next to me. “As you can see I’ve had many different hair colors.”


“You were still beautiful.”


She turns to me and grabs my face, pulling it down to hers. She kisses me softly, chastely at first, but I let her control the pace for a minute, and then I have to take over. I grab a handful of her hair, using it to tip her head back and deepening the kiss.


She opens to me, and when my tongue brushes hers, I groan. Fuck, she tastes good. I can still taste the hint of chocolate soufflé on her tongue. My hands glide down her back until I reach her luscious ass. I pull her into me, letting her feel my massive erection.


Mona grabs the lapels of my jacket, pushing it off my shoulders and down my arms. She reaches between us and pulls my shirt from my pants. I reach the zipper at the back of her dress.


The sound of the zipper going down echoes in the room, and I grab the sleeves and pull it down. I have to see her, so I reluctantly pull away from her. God, she’s perfection in the little scraps of black lace, and she looks even sexier than she did in her bikinis.


With quick hands, I unbutton my shirt and pull it off—followed by my undershirt. I don’t miss the way she stares at my bare chest, licking her lips. Mona’s eyes drift to my dick, which feels like it’s about to punch a hole through my pants.


“Bedroom?” I say, my voice hoarse.


She grabs my hand and pulls me down the hall to her bedroom. I pick her, turn her, and press her into the wall as I kiss her hard. I move down her neck, licking and nipping every inch of her skin.


“You smell like heaven,” I whisper against her skin. I don’t miss the goose bumps that pop up all over her body. 


I grab her ass, lifting her higher, and it puts her tits right in my face. “Take them out.” She grips the top of her strapless bra, pulling the cups down until her dark pink nipples are revealed to me.


I lean in, sucking one tip into my mouth. Her arms wrap around my head, holding me to her breasts as she cries out. I switch to the other, giving it the same treatment. I’m so fucking turned on by her mewls and cries.


I carry her to bed, climbing onto it with her still wrapped around me. Her lavender hair spreads out around her. I push up on my forearm. “You’re absolutely stunning. Lift up for me.”


Mona wraps her arms around my back, lifting her upper body so I can reach behind her and unhook her bra. She lays back, and I sit up on my knees, looking her over. I’m a lucky fucking man.


MEET THE AUTHOR:
A Midwesterner and self-proclaimed nerd, Evan has been an avid reader most of her life, but five years ago got bit by the writing bug, and it quickly became her addiction, passion and therapy. When the voices in her head give it a rest, she can always be found with her e-reader in her hand. Some of her favorites include, Shayla Black, Jaci Burton, Madeline Sheehan and Jamie Mcguire. Evan finds a lot of her inspiration in music, so if you see her wearing her headphones you know she means business and is in the zone.
During the day Evan works for a large homecare agency and at night she’s superwoman. She’s a wife to Jim and a mom to Ethan and Evan, a cook, a tutor, a friend and a writer. How does she do it? She’ll never tell.

Taken by Lies by Ella Miles

Taken by Lies
Ella Miles
(Truth or Lies, #1)
Publication date: March 26th 2019
Genres: Adult, Romance, Suspense

At 16 I was taken.

Kidnapped by a boy I thought I could love.

Then he sold me as if I were property.

For three years I endured.

Beatings.

Torture.

Pain.

I never broke.

I was strong, determined, resilient.

But then one day it happened…I broke.

Setting me free.

I should have run away, found a new life, and started over.

Instead, I returned.

To find the man who sold me.

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EXCERPT:

Broken.

For one thousand and ninety-five days I’ve done everything to keep myself from breaking.

Shut off my mind off during the beatings.

Escaped the depths of the darkness in the night.

Locked down my body during the rapes.

Imagined a new life when I was tortured.

Gritted my teeth through the violations.

Tried every tactic I needed to survive.

Closing myself away.

Envisioning a better life.

Plotting my revenge.

None of the strategies worked long term.

I hate Enzo for what he did to me, but my need to extract revenge was never enough to keep me alive.

I would try blocking my reality out by pretending my stomach didn’t constantly ache, and my body wasn’t bruised, my bones shattered.

That would keep me alive for a few weeks.

But then came the loneliness.

Being alone was worse than the pain. Not having a friend, a family, or anyone who loved me, that was what made me give up hope more than anything.

It’s been over three years since I was taken.

When those strong arms grabbed me, and the hood went over my head, I didn’t know what my future held.

Nothing.

I am nothing.

I am nobody.

I am a ghost.

A commodity to be bought and traded.

I was sold for one million—that was my worth.

I look down at my naked, bruised body. There isn’t a patch of skin that hasn’t been colored. I doubt I’m worth as much now as I was when I was originally sold.

Who would want a pile of bones like me?

The boat rocks, and I heave. There is nothing in my stomach to come up, though. Sometimes I think it would be easier if I would just starve to death, but no matter how much I’ve tried, my body won’t give into the sweet release. My body has adapted and learned to survive on far less food and water than what it should be capable of.

I’ve tried finding weapons to end my life, but there are none to be found on this yacht.

I’ve searched, no man carries a gun—not even a knife.

I don’t understand the men who keep me.

Nothing about it makes sense. I don’t even know who is in charge. Who is my master? They all share in the torture. They all revel in the pleasure of watching me slowly disintegrate.

No.

I won’t break.

That’s the only thing keeping me sane for the last one thousand and ninety-five days.

The thrill at watching the men in frustration as I continue to hold on to who I am and what I’m capable of.

Their primary goal is breaking me.

I overheard them placing bets on how long it would take and who would deliver the final blow.

Three months…

Six months…

One year…

When I made it one year, they stopped betting. I think most of them thought I would never break at that point.

I won’t.

I can’t.

 

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Ella Miles is a USA Today Bestselling author, top 100 Amazon Bestselling author, and Kindle Press author. She writes steamy romance with a twist. She’s currently living her own happily ever after near the Rocky Mountains with her high school sweetheart husband. Her heart is also taken by her goofy four year old black lab that is scared of everything, including her own shadow.

Ella is the author of the Amazon bestselling book TOO MUCH. She is also the author of the UNFORGIVABLE series, ALIGNED series, MAYBE series, and DEFINITELY series. Get NOT SORRY & ALIGNED: EVER AFTER for FREE by visiting her website: http://www.EllaMiles.com/freebooks.

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