Sunday, August 17, 2014

Freeing Her (A Hart Brothers Novel #1) by A.M. Hargrove: Blog Tour Excerpt & Giveaway


Blurb:

• This novel contains mature content and it not intended for younger readers.

This is the beginning of a story... the story of two people who were meant to be together. Why? Because unknown to them, they shared terrifying pasts and the cruel circumstances of their births doomed both of them to a life of hell.

Two strangers ... one night ... one accidental meeting that changed their lives forever.

Gabriella Martinelli, Manhattan psychiatrist had only one goal in life—to help abuse victims avoid the horrors she’d experienced herself. She worked late, volunteered, and donated her services to anyone who needed them. Life was good ... until her nightmare resurfaced. He found her, and began stalking her, and she knew he wouldn’t stop until he destroyed every ragged piece of her.

Kolson Hart, Manhattan’s most eligible bachelor, was ruled by his dark past. He liked control, from the boardroom to the bedroom and didn’t care to be involved with someone whose life was just as screwed up as his was. But one look at Gabriella short-circuited everything. Want ... desire ... need ... will sometimes drive a man to do things he swore he never would.

He freed her from a life of fear ... When he couldn’t even save himself.





About the Author:

One day, on her way home from work as a sales manager, A. M. Hargrove, realized her life was on fast forward and if she didn't do something soon, it would quickly be too late to write that work of fiction she had been dreaming of her whole life. So, she rolled down the passenger window of her fabulous (not) company car and tossed out her leather briefcase. Luckily, the pedestrian in the direct line of fire was a dodge ball pro and had über quick reflexes enabling him to avoid getting bashed in the head. Feeling a tad guilty about the near miss, A. M. made a speedy turn down a deserted side street before tossing her crummy, outdated piece-of-you-know-what laptop out the window. She breathed a liberating sigh of relief, picked up her cell phone, called her boss and quit her job. Grinning, she made another call to her hubs and told him of her new adventure (after making sure his heart was beating properly again).

So began A. M. Hargrove's career as a YA/NA and Adult Romance writer. Her books include the following: Edge of Disaster, Shattered Edge and Kissing Fire (The Edge Series); The Guardians of Vesturon series (Survival, Resurrection, Determinant, reEmergent and Beginnings); Dark Waltz and Tragically Flawed.

Other than being in love with writing about being in love, she loves chocolate, ice cream and coffee and is positive they should be added as part of the USDA food groups.

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Excerpt:

Without stopping to think, she leaned toward him and put her hands on the planes of his face. Her thumbs outlined his features. Eyebrows first, then the slant of his nose, next the slight hollows created by his cheekbones. Then they joined tips on his chin and her lips brushed across his, but soon she sought her target. Greedily, she took his lower lip, the one that made her heart beat faster and her breath come quicker, the one she watched as he spoke when his tongue would dart out and moisten it every so often, and sucked it into her mouth. She played with it until he moaned into her and her core dampened. Her teeth scraped and bit on it and Kolson groaned, louder this time.

Forcing his mouth away from hers, he said, “You can’t do that to me, my beautiful kea, and expect there to be no repercussions. I can’t hide the fact that I want you. Have wanted you. But I also make no promises, either. This time there’ll be no stopping.”

Gabby forced her doubts to the back burner. Her front burner was at a hundred thousand BTUs and she didn’t care for any conscience-prodding intrusions. She wanted Kolson too. He was a constant source of distraction. She needed him, her body cried out for him, and she’d lost the will to fight it any longer.

“I only ask for one promise and that’s honesty. Can you give me that?” she asked.

“Yeah. I can. But if you decide to take this leap with me, I must warn you that I have certain compulsions, if you will.”

“Compulsions?”

“Needs, compulsions, call them what you want. But you asked for honesty and I’m giving it to you.”

“I see. So what do these needs entail?”

“Right now, I’d like to blindfold you, bind your wrists in silk, paddle your sweet ass, and fuck you until your legs are so weak you couldn’t possibly walk, even if your life depended on it.”

Kolson dragged his index finger from her chin to the hollow at the base of her neck. Her sex contracted so powerfully she knew if he touched it, she would come. Because of her past, she’d always been frightened of bondage, but the way those heated words spilled from his mouth, she knew she’d be willing to try it with him.

When his breath fluttered over her ear, her body twitched in response. “You’re not going to let your conscience get in the way of our pleasure, are you?”

“It’s not my conscience, it’s my past.”

“Oh, kea, don’t confuse me with him. I would never hurt you or do anything you didn’t approve of or want me to do.”

He lifted her hand and took the tip of her index finger into his mouth, biting it, and then plunged it deep, sucking hard. As he sucked, his tongue swirled the tip until she moaned. “This is what I want your mouth to do to me.” All of a sudden, her mind went blank, except for what he was doing to her finger. And his actions had a direct path to her sex.

He pulled her finger out and moved his mouth back to her neck. His tongue traced a scorching trail from her ear to her pulse point, where he circled it around and around, until she moaned out his name. Her hands clenched fistfuls of his shirt to hold herself steady because she was dizzy with need. Gabby’s body was aflame, responding to every touch, every taste. His clean and slightly spicy scent flooded her senses as she inhaled the intoxicating fragrance. She opened her eyes to see him staring at her, and warmth flowed into her from his hooded gaze. His rich voice sent shivers racing down her spine when he asked, “So, what’s it going to be?”

Her nostrils flared as she drank in his scent and she knew she couldn’t refuse him. She stood on her toes and ran her tongue across his lips and then kissed him, sucking on his tongue in an attempt to give him her answer.

Pushing her away, he said, “Sometime in the very near future, those lips of yours are going to be wrapped around something other than my tongue because your time is running out on whether you have a choice here.” Then his mouth crushed hers as he pulled her against him, letting her feel his erection. She matched his kiss with everything she had. When they stopped, he said, “If you fuck as passionately as you kiss, we’re in for a wild ride.”

“I guess you’re just going to have to find out, aren’t you?”

“Is that a challenge? Because I can assure you, I’m up for it.”

“Not a challenge at all, but a definite yes to your needs.”

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1 comment:

  1. Yvette, thank you SO MUCH for being a part of the FH Release Tour!! xoxo

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