Trust is Coming!

Trust by Becca LeeAfter ignoring Trust for far too long with good old life getting in the way, it was time to pull in the reins and own this amazing book. Finally, Trust will be heading to my amazing editor Hot Tree Editing next week. I’m just working through the final stages at the moment, and am so bloody pleased with the result.

While Trust has a pretty fabulous level of wit and humour in the main character Jessie, the book is nothing like my Perfect series.

Trust touches on affiliations with the Russian mafia, and follows Jessie, a young woman whose life turns upside down after she make discoveries certain to make weaker people cower and crumble. But not Jessie. She soon discovers, she’s not willing to cower in the face of a situation that could keep her down. Yup, she’s pretty bad-arse in her own unique way.

I have a sneak peek, never shared before, extended excerpt* for you to enjoy. I’d love to hear your thoughts.

*unedited and subject to change

Chapter One Opening

It didn’t matter that he had shouted words in anger, in rage. They were out there, floating in the breeze of the cool air kicked out by the air conditioning unit. I was mad. Livid even, but there was also a part of my heart that shattered at the words.

I don’t want you.

He actually spoke them, shouted them, spat them.

My heart constricted to a point when I thought it may actually stop, break and give up. Who in the hell knew that was what this felt like? I sure in the hell didn’t. Not before this moment. I wanted to scream, to shout, to punch, and bite.

I don’t want you.

I couldn’t do any of that. I was rendered speechless. Ironic really considering my specialism in speech therapy.

My mind scrambled for a coherent thought, or at least a reaction. Nothing. Oh, there was plenty whizzing through my mind, but nothing concrete that I could grasp. And all the while, he just stood there. Looking. Watching. Waiting.

I knew the moment the words had been thrown from his mouth, that he regretted them. I saw it through his paled expression, the repeated movement of his Adam’s apple bobbing up and down, and the clear look of horror.

But it was too late. They were still out there.

“I—”

I shook my head, effectively cutting off his words. “No.” The sound of my voice surprised me. Not only had I managed to form an honest-to-God word, but the word was flat, even. I’d expected a shake in my voice, maybe teamed with a tear. I could do this. I had to. “Out, now. I can’t even look at you.” And I couldn’t. My erratic thoughts and feelings were finally regrouping, restructuring. It was possible that the rage I felt bubbling low in my belly, could actually build to the point where I may lash out. Hitting and biting sounded good at that moment.

“But—”

“I swear to God, Chris. Get the hell away from me. Now.” A hint of the bubbling rage entered my once flat words.

“Okay. I’m…shit…I’m sorry, Jessie. I just need to explain.”

I sneered, a real life sneer, one I was sure transformed my face into something animalistic. I fought the urge to step toward him and lash out. Instead, I inhaled my anger and turned my back to him. Moments later, the front door clicked closed.

He’d gone.

Sneaky Trust Teaser

I’m hard writing and juggling that task with real life at the moment, but I am determined to not let the noisy voices in my head get the best of me. I thought I’d share with you a sneaky excerpt from Trust. This is unedited and subject to change. 🙂

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Once inside our room, I kicked off my shoes and face-planted on the bed. The mattress dipped beside me, causing me to bounce and then shift into Luca’s space. I welcomed the heat of his hand on my head as he stroked the hair out of my eyes as I angled my face to look at him.

“You good?

I shrugged no committedly.

Hand still stroking my hair, he scooted down so he lay beside me and were face to face. My anxiety and frustration about Chris and the vineyard was quickly pushed away when his warm breath brushed against my skin. I closed my eyes at the sensation and opened them abruptly when Luca moved even closer to me. His thigh brushing my leg, his lips barely an inch away from my own.

“Is it the vineyard?”

I nodded, my eyes flicking from his lips to his eyes.

“Freaked you out, huh?”

This time a small smile tugged at my lips. He knew me so damn well.

“You know, it’ll all be okay. You don’t have to be involved with the vineyard at all. You could even sell it.” He ran a knuckle against my skin when I didn’t answer immediately. “You’re in control here.”

His palm opened and held my cheek as he lazily stroked his thumb across my cheekbone. I sighed into his hand, relishing the caress. “I know. It just took me by surprise, you know.” He nodded as I continued. “I don’t know what to do. Don’t get me wrong, the wine was kick-arse.” I laughed and focused on the smile playing on his lips. “Just when everything is beginning to make sense, something seems to trip me up a little. It doesn’t even have to be anything significant.” I pulled away from him and lay back with a frustrated sigh, our legs touching. Awareness settled through me, peaking my confusion and throwing my irritation for a loop.

“What can I do? What do you need?”

I pulled my bottom lip between my teeth and thought of a multitude of possibilities of how Luca could help me. Most involved his lips on mine, on my skin. Not the most practical solutions while I was mixed up, but it was one hell of a temptation.

 

Meet Reid – Blood Sense

Meet Reid

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Struggling to forget her recurrent dream, Lexi finds herself plagued by images of blood, desire, and a pair of mesmerising green eyes. What’s more is she’s having difficulty explaining the subtle changes taking place inside her. Faced with decisions that leave her challenging all she has ever known, Lexi has to decide if she can put her faith in the mysterious Reid.

One thing Lexi is certain about is following the path laid out before her has never been so enticing.

21,000 word novella. Part one of four novella series. Releasing July 5th.

Add to your TBR on Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25748519-blood-sense

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Cheeky Teaser: Trust

I’m so excited about my WIP, TRUST.

To be abandoned is one thing. To have your heart ripped out while you are left broken on the cold, tiled floor is another.

 Jessie is no stranger to loss, but when trust is broken and leaves a gaping hole of uncertainty, she no longer knows where deception ends and the truth begins. Caught up in a web of lies, Jessie needs to find out who she can trust, and fast.
 When she is faced with an uncertain future and discovers she may not be who she thinks she is, never before has trust been more important.
 ‘Trust’ is a romantic suspense standalone novel.
Cover reveal coming May 12th 2015.
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Cover Reveal: Lila Rose’s Black Out

Title: Black Out

Author: Lila Rose

Series: Hawks MC Series, Book 3

Genre: Fiction/Humorous/Romance/Erotica

Cover Designer: Louisa at LM Creations

Release Date: December 15, 2014

 

At twenty-four, Clarinda James has lived a traumatic life. One of the last images she saw before losing her sight was that of her parents’ death. The nightmares of that time still haunt her every night.  Taken in at nineteen by her sister, Clary didn’t know there was going to be a price to pay, a price far greater than her blindness. It’s not until Blue walks into her life, she realises it’s possible to experience the joy of warmth. In her darkness, Blue will become her beacon, her guide. Little does she know that she’ll need to count on Blue more than she thought she would.

She has to…if she wants to stay alive.
Blue Skies is on the lookout for a woman. Always there to support his brothers, Talon and Griz, he’s not a stranger to the craziness of love or life. Nor is he a stranger to making it clear that comments surrounding his name are out of bounds. Despite the often effed-up situations his brothers find themselves in as a result of their women, he’s more than happy to settle down when he finds his missing piece.

After three weeks of seeing a gorgeous redhead in a café, he refuses to let the opportunity pass him by. Building a tentative relationship with Clary is no easy task; she’s damaged. It’s not until he discovers the truth behind her darkness that he willing lays claim to her. He is determined to protect her, no matter the cost. She is irrefutably his.

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