Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Teaser Tuesday ~ The Apartment: The Complete Affair by Amanda Black

The Apartment: The Complete Affair by Amanda Black

Lily and Ethan’s passionate affair, now available in one complete volume with two new stories!
Lily has spent a lifetime putting everyone else’s needs before her own. Ethan is struggling to find a place in the home he left behind.
But when the two meet by chance in an empty apartment, everything changes.
Drawn together by an inexplicable desire, Lily and Ethan discover a passion neither knew existed. And so, they make a pact: Nothing from their outside lives will enter the apartment—not even their names.
But when the apartment’s walls inevitably come down, neither of them will ever be the same. Can their love survive the real world?
This book is intended for mature audiences.
The Apartment: The Complete Affair includes both The Apartment and The Blank Canvas, along with two brand new stories by romance novelist Amanda Black.

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She walked in slowly, looking from side to side in the empty room. It was dark and gloomy, but that could have been due to the fact that the sun had already begun to set. Lily reached over and flipped the light switch. Nothing. Mrs. Knight had failed to mention that the electricity had been cut off.
Deciding that she needed to make the most of the dwindling sunlight so she could see the room, she wandered around looking for windows. There was a small one above the sink in the kitchen that helped brighten things a bit when she opened the blinds.
Not bad, she thought. Not good, but not bad. There was a little bathroom with a shower and what looked to be one bedroom on the other side of the living room.
As she walked further into the dark apartment, she instantly noticed how warm it was. Slipping her jacket off and dropping it to the floor, she stopped to flip the light switch on the opposite wall by the bedroom as well, just to make sure. Still nothing. Frustrated, she fumbled her way through the darkness until she found the doorknob to what she hoped was the bedroom. Right as she started to turn the handle it began to spin in her hand. Before she realized what was happening the door was pulled open swiftly, causing her to stumble forward and land against a very solid chest.  
“Shit!” she yelled, trying to right herself without putting her hands all over this… stranger.
For right on the other side of the door she had just fallen through  was a man. He made no move to help her from stumbling, nor did he even blink at her outburst; he simply looked down at her as if he'd only now realized that she was in the apartment.
“Who the hell are you?” Lily gasped as she stepped back a few feet, praying that she wasn't about to become the first in a string of brutal rape/slayings to terrorize the Midwest. She was just about to yell at him again when she actually managed to get a good look at him.
He was leaning against the door jamb, wearing a white dress shirt that was unbuttoned a few times at the collar and what looked like designer jeans that had been artificially distressed.  Lily knew there was no way jeans that clean could have so many holes in them. His hair, which was a rich, burnished gold, was sticking out in every direction as if he'd been shoving his hands in it repeatedly. His cheekbones and jawline were so chiseled that it almost hurt to look at them, and his thick growth of stubble only served to enhance their beauty.
Lily moved her eyes up slowly, hovering on the most luscious pair of full, pouty lips she had ever seen in her life. They looked soft and pink, and for some reason she couldn't help but wonder how they would feel against her own, how they might taste. Continuing upward, she took in his long, straight nose before finally landing on a sight that made her breath catch in her throat.
Piercing jade eyes stared back at her, surrounded by longer lashes than any man had the right to possess. They were swollen and red, and it was obvious that he had been crying. She had never felt like more of an intruder than she did in that moment, but she couldn't tear her eyes away.

He looked tragic, and broken, and heartbreakingly beautiful.

Amanda Black

Amanda Black was born and raised in the Midwest, where she still lives with her husband and spoiled-rotten dogs. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Studio Art before deciding that she actually needed to pay some bills, which is when she took a position as an ophthalmic technician.
For the past few years she’s been a closet romance writer in her spare time and would love nothing more than to make it a full-time career. When she’s not writing her next steamy love scene, her interests include reading, sketching, and annihilating her friends and family in movie trivia.

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Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Teaser Tuesday: The Journey Collection by Lisa Bilbrey

The Journey Home

The Sharks’ star quarterback, Travis McCoy has it all, until an injury ends his season early. When he receives an invitation to attend the big homecoming game from his alma mater, Travis decides it’s time to face his past. The journey home sends Travis down a path that he never expects. Will he be able to come to grips when everything around him is spiraling out of control?

The Journey of Champions

Travis McCoy thought the journey home would be the hardest choice he ever had to make. It isn’t until he finds himself walking out the door and leaving his family behind that he realizes his journey is only just beginning. Now, with only a handful of weeks until Christmas, Travis tries to find his way back home. This time, he plans on staying forever.

The Journey to Forever

Finally back in the warm embrace of his family, Travis McCoy relishes every moment he gets to spend with his wife and son. After almost losing them due to his own selfishness, he makes the decision to never let go of his family again. With his plan set in motion, Travis, Penelope, and Max start a new journey, one that leads them to forever.

The Journey to a New Life

Travis McCoy’s journey has led him down a road of changes where he found the love of his life and their child. Travis, Penelope, and Max have struggled during their time apart, found their way back home, and finally tied their lives together as a family. Now, Penelope and Travis find themselves on a new journey, one that leads them to the greatest gift of all.


A month later, Travis walked out of his apartment building and slid into the yellow taxi cab that had been waiting for him. He instructed the driver to take him to the airport and then shifted his attention out the window. Travis had finally been able to take the brace off his shoulder a couple weeks ago, but his shoulder was still stiff and ached when he used it too much. There wasn’t much mobility left in the joint, which just added to the rumors of his career being over. After a lot of thought, Travis had decided that in order to figure out his future, he needed to face his past. However, instead of replying back to Jack Garrison confirming that he was coming back to Clarendon for homecoming, Travis had merely booked a flight back to Texas.
“Sir, we’re here,” the driver said, pulling Travis out of his inner reflections.
“Thanks,” he replied, opening the door and climbing out. Travis dragged his suitcase from the backseat and let it flop onto the ground before he fished his wallet out of his back pocket, slipping a couple of twenties out. “This should be more than enough.”
“Oh, well, thanks.” Hesitating for just a moment, the driver picked up his log book and flipped it to the back page. “Can I get an autograph? You know, for my son?”
Travis laughed and took the book and pen the man had dug out of his pocket. “Sure thing. What’s his name?”
“Harrison. He’s a huge fan of yours. Only four-years-old, and he’s already convinced that he’ll be a big star just like you.”
“Well, good luck to him,” Travis murmured. He scribbled his name and a note that said ‘Keep dreaming’ on the log book before handing it back to the driver. “I hope he makes it.”
The man looked down at his book and smiled. “I just want him to be happy.”
“Most fathers do.” Travis pushed away from the taxi and headed inside the airport.
Half an hour later, he’d managed to check in for his flight and was sitting outside of his gate. He had on a pair of black sunglasses, and he was leaning his head against the wall behind his chair. Travis stretched his legs out, crossing them at the ankle, and folded his arms in front of his chest. No matter how hard he tried, he couldn’t get his shoulders to relax.
When Travis left, he’d crushed the one woman who’d ever cared about him: Penelope.
She owned his heart and soul; she was the one person who’d ever believed that he’d be able to do anything he set his mind to. The day he’d left her had been the hardest moment of his life — at least until now. Going home was proving to be even harder.

Obsessive, compulsive, slightly crazed, but enough about her personality. First and foremost, Lisa Bilbrey is a mom to three and a wife to one. She loves to write, and spends the majority of everyday writing. It's who she is, and what she's meant to be doing. Words are her life, the air she breathes, and the nutrients of her soul. Finding a love in the written word, Lisa Bilbrey started writing as a way to express herself and let her voice be heard. From the first word she wrote, she'd found her heart and soul.
Always willing to learn, she's spends much of her time trying to improve as a storyteller.