Saturday, March 29, 2014

Broken Dreams teaser

Courtney's POV
I looked at my phone to see that it was my brother, Tyler, calling.
“Hey, Ty. What’s up?” I said, trying to sound chipper.
“Hey, baby sister. How is Texas treating you?” he asked, practically shouting.
I put my finger up to my other ear, so I could hear him better. “Tyler, I can barely hear you. Where are you?”
He laughed and said, “Hold on. Let me go outside.”
“Okay, hurry though. I’m trying to cook dinner.” I put the taco shells in the oven, and then I walked over to the refrigerator and took out the salsa.
“Are you sitting down, Court? I’ve got some huge news for you.”
“I’m not sitting down, but I’m sure I can take whatever you’ve got for me while I’m standing.”
He started laughing. “Okay, here I go…I’m getting married.”
I stopped in my tracks. “No way! Tyler, that is wonderful news, sweetheart! I’m so happy for you.”
He laughed again, but this time, it was harder. “That’s not the only news I have for you. I’m in San Antonio for a meeting, and I want my baby sister to come see me! I looked it up, and you’re only a few hours away.”
I started jumping up and down. “No way! Why didn’t you tell me you were coming to Texas?”
“I wanted to surprise you. Hey, guess who came with me?”
I reached up for a bowl to pour the salsa into as I smiled. I was hoping it was our parents. “Who?”
“Noah. He can’t wait to see you.”
My smile instantly faded as the salsa bottle slipped from my hand and hit the floor. I couldn’t move. No. Please, God, no.
“Courtney? Are you still there? Court, what was that noise? It sounds like something just broke. Court?”
“Um…yeah, I’m still here. Sorry, I thought you said Noah was with you.”
“Yeah, I did. Once he found out I was coming to Texas and I might be able to sneak in a visit with you, he asked if he could tag along. Ya know, Court, you broke his heart when you decided not to go to the prom with him. He really liked you, I think.”
I’m going to be sick.
“So, when do you think you can come see me, sis? We just flew in, and I’ll only be here for three days. We’re heading up to Austin, so Meg can go to some wedding dress shops there. She’s been in a pissy mood this whole trip.”
I tried to talk, but my voice cracked. I cleared my throat and asked, “Meg is with you?”
“Yeah. So, when do you think you can come down this way?”
“I, um…well, I don’t know ’cause I think I’m getting…I think I’m getting the flu. Maybe I shouldn’t go out. I’d hate to get y’all sick.”
Tyler let out a chuckle. “The flu, Court? Really? Do you just not like Meg?”
What? “What? No. Of course I do. I adore Meg. Listen, Tyler…I actually feel like I’m about to get sick. I’m sorry I can’t meet up with you, but can I call you back later?”
“Sure. You don’t sound so good, sis. Go take care of yourself, sweetie. Just call me later, and let me know how you’re feeling, okay?”
I nodded my head and fought like hell to hold in the tears. “Okay.” I quickly hit End and broke down crying.
Reed came walking into the kitchen as he said, “Hey, Court, I had a great idea—” He took one look at me and then down at the mess on the floor. “What happened? Are you hurt?” He ran over and picked me up before carrying me away from the broken glass and spilled salsa.
“The dogs! Oh, Reed, don’t let them eat it. There’s broken glass everywhere.”
“Lulu, Midnight, kennels!” he yelled.
Both dogs ran out of the kitchen and to their kennels.
For a few brief moments, I felt so peaceful in Reed’s arms before he put me down in the living room.
When he returned from locking up the dogs, he asked, “Angel, what happened? Why are you crying? Did you get cut or something?”
Noah is in Texas. He wants to see me. Why does he want to see me?

Cover reveal for A Forever Love

A Forever Love (prequel to Wanted)
Release date May 6, 2014
The moment Garrett Mathews sees the woman of his dreams, he vows to fight with everything he has to win Emma Birk's heart. Garrett will embark on the longest, hardest struggle of his life to make his dreams a reality.
Emma Birk's has every intention of focusing on her last year of high school with no interruptions-until she lays eyes on the one person who will end up turning her whole world upside down. Emma attempts to avoid the feelings she quickly develops for Garrett, only to start slowly giving in to his endless pursuit of her.
As life throws twists and turns at Garrett and Emma, their commitment to each other is tested as they determine if they have a forever love.
Preorders available on iBooks
Available for preorders on Amazon soon!

Friday, March 28, 2014

Cover Reveal A Forever Love

Tomorrow is the day! Book Plug Promotions has coordinated the cover reveal for A Forever Love. Friday March 28 @ 8:00pm EASTERN.

I'm super excited to share this cover reveal with y'all. It for sure has a special place in my heart!!!

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Two more weeks!!! Here is a Broken Dreams teaser for y'all!


Courtney's POV

I collapsed into the rocking chair and began crying. I was trying to be quiet, so Reed wouldn’t hear me. I could hear Whitley talking to Layton, but I wasn’t paying attention. 
“Oh God, Whitley, I knew he wasn’t the one. I knew it! I mean, we’ve barely even slept together in the year we’ve been seeing each other. I knew he wasn’t the one. He just proved it to me, and I sat there, like a fool, and listened.”
“Courtney, honey, I’m so sorry I’m not there,” Whitley said as she let out a sob.
“Oh, for Pete’s sake, Whitley, I’m so sorry! I shouldn’t have told you before you left for your honeymoon today. I wasn’t going to tell you, but I heard your voice, and—”
Just then, Reed came flying out the back door. “Motherfucking son of a bitch. I’m going to kill him!” he yelled as he made his way to the ranch truck.
I jumped up and wiped the tears away. “Whit, did Layton tell Reed?” I asked as I saw Reed picking up the pace when he started jogging to the ranch truck. I took off after him.
“Okay, well, he called Reed and told him to go fire Mitch,” Whitley said in a panicked voice.
“What? Oh my God! Okay…well, listen, sweetheart, everything will be fine here! Enjoy your honeymoon.”
“Wait! What? You can’t just end a call like that, Courtney.”


Monday, March 17, 2014

Release of Broken Dreams Prologue

Courtney POV
High School: Sophomore Year
“He is so dreamy. God, Court, I can’t believe he asked you!”
I rolled my eyes as my best friend, Whitley, jumped up and down with excitement. I knew I should have waited until later and told her on the phone.
“Jesus, Squeak, keep it down. I don’t want the whole world knowing,” I said in a hushed voice as I pulled her into the girls’ restroom.
“Lollipop, Noah Wylie just asked you to the prom. The prom! Your brother’s best friend, who you have lusted over for the last…how many years? The prom!” she yelled out as she began jumping up and down again.
I couldn’t help but giggle. It was true. I’d been lusting after him ever since I could remember. I loved that dark hair of his and those deep green eyes that felt like they pierced my soul. He’d finally noticed me, and my brother was going to freak when he found out, which made this all the sweeter.
“Court, what did you say?” Whitley asked as she clapped her hands.
I shrugged my shoulders. “I told him I’d think about it.”
“What?” Whit yelled out.
I lost it, laughing, from the expression on her face. “I’m totally kidding, Squeak. I said yes, but I told him if he thought he was going to be getting a piece of ass, he had another thing coming.”
Whitley’s mouth dropped open, and she leaned against the sink, shaking her head. “Court, he would never expect you to sleep with him. I mean, my God, he’s your brother’s best friend, and Tyler would kill him.”
I shrugged my shoulders again. “I hope so. When I said it, I was kidding, but he got a funny look in his eyes. It did something weird to my stomach, like…I think I got turned-on by it.”
“Shit, Court. You wouldn’t…sleep with him, would you?” Whitley asked with wide eyes.
I gave her a wicked smile. “He’s so perfect, Whitley, and he’s everything I’ve ever dreamed of, but I don’t think I could do that. I’m only sixteen, and he’s almost eighteen and getting ready to leave for college. I want my perfect moment, ya know? I want the whole thing with Prince Charming sweeping me off my feet. I want the romance. I am wondering though why he asked me to prom. I mean, he’s never given me a second glance, and he’s always treated me like…well, like I’m his best friend’s little sister.”
Whitley gave me a big smile. “Maybe he’s liked you this whole time, and he is just now getting the nerve to ask you out.”
I smiled back. “Maybe! I hope so. Anyway, we need to go shopping for a dress this weekend. I know we have a few more months before the prom, but a girl can never start looking too early for a dress!”
Whit started with the whole damn jumping thing again. “Yes! Oh, this is going to be so much fun! It’s your first real date and with the guy you have dreamed of going out with. It couldn’t be any more perfect, Lollipop!”
I giggled as we made our way out of the restroom. “I know. And his parents are out of town this weekend, so I get to see him at my house for four whole days!”
We headed out to the parking lot to go to Whit’s house. As we both laughed and talked about the prom on the way to my car, I glanced over toward my brother’s Jeep. Noah was leaning against it, looking sexy as hell. He smiled at me, and I smiled back.
Yep, this is going to be perfect. My Prince Charming finally noticed me.
Twelve Hours Later
I heard my bedroom door open and then quietly shut. I opened my eyes and saw it was almost three thirty in the morning. I turned around to see Noah standing over my bed, looking down at me. I smiled, but he didn’t smile back.
I sat up and tilted my head. “Noah? Is everything okay?”
“Do you know how many times I’ve come in here and watched you sleep, Courtney?”
My heart started pounding. “Um…really? Why?”
He smiled slightly and shook his head. “It’s taken everything out of me to wait until you were older.”
My stomach dropped, and I couldn’t figure out what he was saying. “Noah, I’m confused. What are you talking about?”
He put his finger up to his lips and smiled bigger. “Lie down, Courtney. I’ve waited long enough.”
Oh. My. God. Please…no… “Um…Noah, I think you should probably leave my room. If my dad or brother find you in here, they’re gonna—”
The next thing I knew, his hand was covering my mouth, and he was forcing me down. I tried to scream and push his hands away.
He put his lips right next to my ear, and at first, his hot breath calmed me, but then he started talking. “I swear to God, Courtney, if you scream or tell anyone about what we are about to do, I will hurt your brother so badly that he can say good-bye to his football scholarship.”
My eyes widened, and I felt the tears building.
“Are you going to make any noise, Courtney?” he asked as he looked me in the eyes.
Those eyes that used to hold me captive now only made me sick to my stomach.
What is he planning on doing to me?
“Courtney, answer me,” he whispered as he lifted his hand off my mouth.
I slowly shook my head and said, “I won’t make a sound.”
He smiled. “Good girl. I’ve been waiting for you, Courtney. You’re going to be mine.”
I tried to keep in the sob, but it escaped. “Noah…why? Why are you doing this?”
He slowly started pulling off his boxer shorts, exposing himself to me. I felt like I was going to throw up.
No! No, this is not how my first time is supposed to be! He’s supposed to make it special. He’s supposed to make me feel like I am his everything.
Oh God, please don’t let this happen.
This is not how it happens in my dreams! He is supposed to love me. I’m supposed to love him.
God, please no.
The moment his hands touched me, I jumped and let out a gasp.
He put his hand over my mouth again. “If you can’t be quiet, I’m going to have to do something I don’t want to do.”
I quickly nodded my head, terrified of what he was talking about.
He started pulling up my T-shirt, and he looked my body up and down. When he began sliding off my panties, I grabbed his hands.
“Noah, please…oh God, please don’t do this.”
“You want this, Courtney. I see how you look at me. You want me just as much as I want you.”
I thrashed my head back and forth as I cried, “No! I don’t. I don’t want this.”
“Yes. You. Do.”
“No, I don’t. Stop! I don’t care what you do to my brother. I just want you to stop.”
He pulled back and looked at me. “Maybe Sissy wants me.”
I threw my hand up to mouth. “No…” I whispered.
Sissy was my fourteen-year-old sister.
“You keep pissing me off, Courtney. Stop pissing me off. If you even think of telling anyone, I’ll not only hurt your brother, but your parents might end up in a car accident caused by faulty brakes, and your little sister might get her cherry popped a little early.” He began putting on a condom as his eyes locked on to mine.
I felt the tears pouring down my face as I closed my eyes. I totally relaxed my body and tried to just disappear. I needed to be anywhere but where I was.
“That’s it, baby. Let me give you what you’ve been wanting.”
As I felt him up against me, I cried harder, but I held my hand over my mouth to muffle out my cries of pain. With each time he pushed himself in, I grabbed the sheets and tried to hold it all in. He just kept moaning and telling me how good it felt.
I just want to disappear. This isn’t happening.
Nothing had ever hurt me so badly in my life.
“Does it feel good, baby?”
I squeezed my eyes closed tighter and thought of my favorite book. I began saying my favorite quotes over and over in my head as I tried to block out the nightmare that was happening.
Once he was done, he stood up, took off the condom, and smiled at me. He tossed it in the trash and told me to get rid of it first thing in the morning.
“Soak in a hot bath, Courtney. It will feel better next time, I promise. The first time always hurts.”
Next time? Oh God…no. “No! I don’t ever want to do that again, Noah…ever!”
He bent down and grabbed my face as he said very slowly, “Yes. You. Will. If I don’t get it from you, I’ll get it from the next best thing. You remember what I said about what would happen if you told anyone? I mean, anyone, Courtney. This stays our secret.”
I slowly nodded my head.
“Say it. Now.”
“It’s our…it’s our…” I was sobbing as I tried to get it out. “It’s our secret.”
He stood up and smiled at me. “Good girl.”
He turned and walked toward my bedroom door. He unlocked the door and gave me one more look before he stepped out and closed it. I quickly got up and ran into my bathroom. I turned on my shower as hot as I could stand, and I stayed in there for at least an hour, trying to wash his scent away.
I sank to the shower floor. “That was not how my first time was supposed to happen,” I cried out over and over.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

New website

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News for both Broken on audio and Broken Dreams trailer

I've got two things for y'all tonight! First off is the trailer for Broken Dreams!!

To view the trailer click here ---> Broken Dreams Trailer

The second bit of news is Broken will be released on audio TOMORROW! March 12, 2014!!!

Available tomorrow, March 12, 2014!!

Broken on audio book.

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