Mountain Charm by Sydney Logan

Mountain Charm by Sydney Logan

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5 out of 5 Stars

*I was provided a copy of Mountain Charm by the author in exchange for an honest review. I am not compensated for my honest opinion.*

Do Appalachian Mountain witches really exist? That’s exactly what Dylan Thomas sets out to find out in the sweet love story, Mountain Charm. Sydney Logan has created another engaging plot, and you’ll be convinced that love charms and healers are real.

Angelina Clark casts a spell on her thirteenth birthday, just like her female ancestors before her have, to find her true love when she turns twenty-one. Unfortunately, by the time of her twenty-first birthday life has dealt her a sour hand and she no longer wants any part of the spell. She believes the attraction she feels to journalist Dylan Thomas isn’t real, and neither is his devotion to her.

But with Dylan’s persistence and her mother’s love, Angelina begins to realize that even if the charm played a part in bringing her love to her, it has no part in keeping them together. Dylan’s not perfect, and he has issues of his own to resolve, so they’ll need to work together like any other couple to make their relationship successful.

If you’re looking for a charming love story, look no further than Mountain Charm. This is another well-written tale with just enough family issues and outside interference to balance the sweetness. I loved that the hero wasn’t the run of the mill alpha male. He had flaws to overcome, making him more believable. And although the story was mostly focused on Angelina, Dylan also had family issues to resolve, adding depth to his character and the plot.

Ms. Logan is a master at happily ever afters, and this book did not disappoint. I look forward to reading more by her in the future.

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Rach

Suanne Laqueur – Author Interview, Excerpt, and Giveaway

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Here to Stay is now available on Amazon!

In honor of the release of Here to Stay, the third book in The Fish Tales series, Rach Lawrence Books is proud to present our first author interview. With us today is the author of The Fish Tales, Suanne Laqueur.

RLB: Welcome, Suanne! Thanks for joining us. Can you tell us a little about yourself and what inspires you to write?

SLQR: I’m the daughter of a dancer and a translator which I guess is the perfect combination to make me a writer. I was a dance major in college and then I taught for ten years. I’ve since gone from choreographing bodies to choreographing words. I love to write stories from life. I love to take life’s little moments or big feelings and flesh them out into something people can connect with.

RLB: Who is your favorite author and what’s your favorite book?

SLQR: I can’t pick one favorite but I do have my gurus and certain books of theirs that are my bibles. I love Rumer Godden, in particular her novel In This House of Brede. That and Laurie Colwin’s book Family Happiness helped me discover what kind of writer I wanted to be. Stephen King’s Eyes of the Dragon taught me about storytelling. Catherynne M. Valente’s Fairyland series showed me how to make everything in a story come alive. I also love Philip Pullman, Neil Gaiman, Ann Patchett and Joanne Harris.

RLB: What are the best and worst things about being an author?

SLQR: I can’t think of a worst thing except the pressure of having to come up with new material and the obsession with checking your sales graphs. The absolute best thing is getting fan mail. When a reader reaches out to you to tell them what your words meant to them. When they say your book changed them. Or your book made them think differently. There is nothing like that high. Connecting with readers, bloggers and other writers is the best. But I also must say that when I used my royalties to buy a new garage door, it was pretty cool as well.

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RLB: How did The Man I Love come about?

SLQR: It was a story about 23 years in the making. I created the characters in college but I just played with them like paper dolls. They had a lot of college-centric, sitcom scenes but no story arc. I came back to them in my late 20s and all that post-adolescent drama was boring to me, so I took the couple at the center of it all and began to write about them as adults. Except they weren’t together anymore. This was Erik and Daisy.

So I had material about them meeting. And then material about them being apart and reconciling. What happened in the middle? I didn’t get an idea for that until 2013, when I was in my mid-40s. All at once I felt it was time and I made a very sudden decision to give this couple an arc and finish this book. I started writing in earnest in November 2013, published in June of 2014 and have never once regretted it.

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RLB: What made you write the second book, Give Me Your Answer True? How did you make the same time period from another character’s perspective different and interesting?

SLQR: I was all set to write a sequel. Or rather, a prequel. Perhaps a bit of both. But something kept happening whenever I sat down to write about Erik’s past or future: Daisy kept tapping me on the shoulder with something to say.

I realized I’d finished The Man I Love loving Erik, but not 100% sure Daisy deserved forgiveness. Not entirely clear on what had driven her to do what she did. I realized I didn’t know her as well as I knew Erik. And it soon became clear I wouldn’t and couldn’t write anything new about her and Erik and their “new normal” until I’d dug deeper into Daisy as a character in her own right. I needed to find her voice.

The challenge with this alternate-POV was to avoid a play-by-play rehash of what readers already knew. The story wouldn’t become fresh until Daisy and Erik parted ways and the reader followed her path. I avoided the rehash by writing the rehash. Sounds weird, right? But I figured it was better to have too much material and cut, rather than not have enough and write in panic mode. So I wrote EVERYTHING from Daisy’s side, and then I ruthlessly chopped what served no purpose. If I kept a scene that had already been told, I made sure it was only because the reader learned something new by seeing it from Daisy’s eyes.

I also played around with time in Give Me Your Answer True. I’m not a huge fan of flashbacks or books that jump around in time, so I wrote The Man I Love in a strict linear fashion. Start at the beginning, tell the story. With Daisy’s story, the readers already knew the ending, so I could jump back and forth between past and present. I also used Daisy’s therapy sessions, her letters and her newspaper articles as a vehicle to jump large stretches of time while maintaining a narrative.

RLB: Is Here to Stay the last we’ll read from these characters?

SLQR: For the time being. I do have an idea for a fourth book which is a prequel telling Erik’s family story. But now it’s time to peel my fingers off The Fish Tales and see what other people are living in my head. It’s time to do something that scares me.

RLB: Are you working on anything at the moment?

SLQR: Yes. I’m not sure exactly what but so far it involves a town called Guelisten and a family called Lark. A drugstore soda fountain, dollhouses and treehouses. A dressmaker, a journalist and a massage therapist. A used bookstore, a tattoo parlor, slutty brownies and coffee. I really don’t know where I’m going with this. It’s the first book I’ll ever think up from nothing and not take 20 years to finish. So come back in a few months. Did I mention it’s time to do something that scares me?

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RLB: Anything else you’d like to share with us?

SLQR: It’s never too late to follow a dream or reinvent yourself. You have everything to gain and nothing to lose by trying. Try something new.

As Elizabeth Gilbert says, “Done is better than perfect.”

And as my friend Ami says, “Not everything has to be a thing.”

RLB: Thanks for taking time for the readers at Rach Lawrence Books!

Suanne Laqueur

Suanne Laqueur’s debut novel The Man I Love won a gold medal in the 2015 Readers’ Favorite Book Awards. Its other accolades include the 2015 Beverly Hills Book Award, a gold medal at the 2015 eLit Awards, and is a current finalist in the 2015 Kindle Book Awards.

Laqueur graduated from Alfred University with a double major in dance and theater. She taught at the Carol Bierman School of Ballet Arts in Croton-on-Hudson for ten years. An avid reader, cook and gardener, she started her blog EatsReadsThinks in 2010. She lives in Westchester County, New York with her husband and two children.

With The Man I Love and its companion novel, Give Me Your Answer True, Laqueur has gone from choreographing dancers to choreographing words. Her goal is to create a new kind of emotionally-intelligent romance that appeals to the emotions of all readers, crossing gender, age and genre.

You can find Suanne Laqueur at:

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Rach Lawrence Books Reviews of The Fish Tales

The Man I Love

Give Me Your Answer True

Here To Stay

Excerpt from Here to Stay:

It’s a strange thing to find a lost lover in your hands again. Like finding your childhood baseball glove in an attic box of memories. You’re sure it won’t fit. But the heat of your palm, a flex and a bend. A cautious knead of the leather and a tentative reach into the furthest recesses… It knows you. It remembers you.

It fits you.

“Do I feel the same?” Daisy asked, her voice a silken caress.

After twelve years, Erik thought, of course not. He had loved a girl. It was a woman’s body up against him now, with the heft of wisdom and the weight of experience. He ran his fingers up her backbone and felt all the bits of new fused steel, overlaid with the strong assurance in her muscles and the soft aplomb of her skin. She was a hundred times more beautiful. A thousand times more thrilling.

And as her blue-green eyes stared into his, he was keenly aware of her vulnerability.

“You feel more,” he said, his hands moving along her body, trying to remember how she felt when he last touched her. Thin. Beyond ballerina thin—she was drugged thin at the end of their days in college. Yet beautiful to him. Never anything but stunningly easy on his eyes and liquid in his embrace and sweet in his mouth.

“You feel right,” she said, her own hands gliding along his limbs, in and out of him. “Maybe a little thinner.”

“I probably am. I lost and gained weight over and over. Depending on how I was feeling at the time. When the dark times came around, I’d stop eating.”

“I know, but…” Her delicate, arched eyebrows flickered in her brow. “I think over the years, in my head, I made you bigger than you were. Or maybe I beat myself down into something smaller. But now I remember your body. I remember mine with it.”

She was kissing him, pulling him to roll on top of her again. The digital clock on her bedside table read 2:06 in the morning. They had been going at it like possessed demons for hours now and no matter how tight he held or how hard he clung, Erik could not get both arms around making love to her. Too much feeling grabbed at him, clamoring for attention and precedence. Euphoria, lust, guilt and sadness were four wild stallions chained to each limb, intent on tearing him apart. Yet at the center of the jerking, pulling emotion, his heart was calm and accepting. Quietly riding out the storm, safe in the knowledge he was living his truth, living the life he was born to live.

“Don’t leave me,” she whispered under him.

“I can’t,” he said. “I’d never breathe again.”

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Once Upon a December (A Holiday Short Story Collection) by Sydney Logan

Once Upon a December (A Holiday Short Story Collection) by Sydney Logan

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5 out of 5 Stars

*I was provided a copy of Once Upon a December by the author in exchange for an honest review. I am not compensated for my honest opinion.*

Once Upon a December is a collection of three short holiday stories that will lift you up and keep you smiling long after you finish reading. They are sweet and enchanting, and will make you a true believer in holiday miracles.

In Mistletoe Magic, Melanie Taylor’s marriage is on the verge of breaking down. She has no idea what to get her husband for Christmas. But as it turns out, the gift is not what’s important. A chance encounter in an elevator could turn everything around. This story reminds us that the cost of the gift isn’t important, but that the holiday is a chance for reconnecting.

What Child is This? is a story about a man who no longer celebrates Christmas due to events in his past that left him scarred and emotionally absent. But when Thomas Fisher is stranded at the airport not far from his hometown, a young boy shows him what he’s been missing all these years. This sweet tale of love and loss will give you hope that even the most difficult situations can be repaired.

In The Little Drummer Boy, a homeless man points Justin Banks in the direction of a little boy in need, and Justin realizes this is the perfect gift for his wife. Giving little Luke the perfect Christmas also gives Justin and Megan the family they’ve always wanted. This is a moving story filled with hopefulness and love.

As always, Ms. Logan delivers inspiring stories that are a pleasure to read.

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Rach

Songbird by Sydney Logan

Songbird by Sydney Logan

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5 out of 5 Stars

*I was provided an ARC of Songbird by the author in exchange for an honest review. I am not compensated for my honest opinion.*

Callie Franklin wants nothing more than to work her way up the newsroom ladder so she can report on something interesting and make a name for herself. So focused on her career, she doesn’t have time for a boyfriend, and she doesn’t do one night stands. That is, until she meets someone in a bar the night before her best friend’s wedding.

Devin McAllister prefers casual relationships so he’s not tempted to give over his heart—something that’s not available. But since his night with Callie, he can’t get her off his mind. When he runs into her at a charity function, he hopes to make the most out of the chance encounter. Callie telling him she’s pregnant with his child is not at all what he expects.

Neither Devin nor Callie are ready for a baby, but they’ll have to take what life’s thrown at them. Now they’ll just need to figure out if they also have a place in each other’s hearts.

Songbird is a sweet contemporary romance with a touch of drama. The heartfelt story will leave you with a feel-good smile on your face. Neither of the main characters is ready for a relationship when they meet, but their attraction is undeniable. When circumstances push them back together, they have to do their best to adapt while their feelings continue to grow. In the end, they make a lasting relationship out of an unusual situation.

I truly enjoyed every minute of this book. Watching Devin and Callie grow—separately and together—was a pleasure. Callie didn’t have a very good role model in her mother, which pushed Callie to be more independent than she needed to be. She took on her mother’s mistakes as her own and tried to prove herself better. It wasn’t until Devin came into her life and wanted to make it easier on her that Callie realized she didn’t have to be the perfect independent woman her mother wanted her to be. Devin’s desire to take care of Callie and the baby gave Callie the chance to let go of the reins a little.

While Devin’s family was near-perfect, his heart had been shattered at a young age and he was unwilling to risk it again. He’d lived his life with little attachment, but his attraction to Callie had him all tied up in knots. Then a baby was added to the mix, and Devin didn’t know how to handle himself. With the help of his family, he was able to let go of his fears and open his heart once again, letting in his love for not only his baby, but Callie too.

The secondary characters were an enjoyable addition. The relationship between Callie and her two best friends was natural and fun to watch. I loved seeing them share ice cream over boy-talk or arguing over what Callie should do.

This book was truly engaging and kept me reading page after page. Mostly lighthearted, there was just enough drama to make things interesting. I would definitely recommend it and look forward to reading more by Ms. Logan.

Songbird will be available on October 3, 2015.

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Rach

Pros & Cons by Sydney Logan

Pros & Cons by Sydney Logan

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4 out of 5 Stars

*I was gifted a copy of Pros & Cons by the author. I am not compensated for my honest opinion.*

Jenna York has made a good life for herself as a con artist and doesn’t understand why her partner wants to stop living the life and settle down—especially since her partner is in love with one of their rivals. The other half of the rival con artist team, Ethan Summers, pushes all of Jenna’s buttons every time they cross paths. With Jenna’s father pressuring her to get out of the business, she wants nothing more than to keep him out of the line of fire.

Ethan is attracted to Jenna; there’s no denying that. What he doesn’t realize is that his feelings may run deeper than he thought he was capable of. When tragedy strikes, Ethan and Jenna band together to fight their common enemy, but more surprises are in store for the conniving couple, and suddenly all their plans and dreams look different than before. With more at stake than ever, they’ll be in for the fight of their lives to save their family.

Pros & Cons is a contemporary romance with a little bit of thriller added in. I loved the idea of the main characters being involved in a life of crime, yet somehow they were still the “good guys” of the story. The tension between Jenna and Ethan as they pushed each other away was exciting without being overdone. I especially enjoyed the way they bickered back and forth while their feelings remained just under the surface.

The story included some secondary characters who were also easy to love. Ethan and Jenna were each partnered with their best friends, and their best friends fell in love with each other. The relationship between their partners was well-incorporated into Jenna and Ethan’s story, enough so I felt an attachment to this secondary relationship as well. We also got a peek into the lives of Ethan’s parents, Jenna’s father, and Ethan’s pilot who became an important part of the story.

Only a few things kept this from being a five-star book in my opinion. I would have liked to see a little more of the actual con jobs that Ethan and Jenna pulled, either separately with their original partners or together once they formed their own team. We got more detail of their home life than their adventures. I also felt the climax was a little lacking in action, although I still enjoyed the resolution of the plot very much. Thankfully the few minor editing issues didn’t detract from my enjoyment of the story.

Overall, I was caught up in Ethan and Jenna’s lives and really liked this book. I will definitely read more by this author.

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Stardust (The Starlight Trilogy Book #3) by Alexandra Richland

Stardust (The Starlight Trilogy Book #3) by Alexandra Richland

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Release Date: Tuesday May 26, 2015

Available for Preorder from Amazon for a Special Price (links below)

Stardust Synopsis:

Following their Academy Award wins, the film careers of Elizabeth Sutton and Aidan Evans reach stratospheric heights. Now bona fide superstars, the Hollywood press and throngs of starstruck fans await them at every turn, and the pressure to maintain their luminary status for the benefit of Starlight Studios escalates.

Away from the spotlight, Beth and Aidan’s forbidden romance intensifies. Passionate nights spent together in secret stoke their mutual desires, each experience more extraordinary than the last.

Beth is thrilled with the breakthroughs in both her professional and personal lives, but perpetual feelings of guilt and self-doubt cripple Aidan’s happiness. Slowly, the burdens brought on by the fame he neither courted nor craved unleash his inner torment, releasing the demons Beth’s love and support helped him cage.

Aidan must embark on a final journey to move on from his traumatic past once and for all, but the outcome is anything but certain. It leads him down an unexpectedly dark path, from an explosive showdown with studio head Luther Mertz, to a jarring revelation about his mother’s death that could hold the key to his salvation or exile him from everyone he loves forever.

Stardust is the powerful conclusion to The Starlight Trilogy, a story of love and redemption set against the backdrop of the final years of Hollywood’s Golden Age.

Stardust Excerpt:

Beth’s forefinger traveled his bare chest in a languid, circular pattern. “Would you mind if I took a shower?”

“Not at all.” Aidan pulled back the covers. “I’ll set up everything for you. Wait here.”

“Actually, I would like you to join me. If you want to, that is.” Beth slipped out of bed and stepped over their Academy Awards. In the doorway, she stopped and held out her hand.

Aidan gaped at her, as if he was taking in her naked body for the first time. Her skin was flushed, well kissed. Her dark hair fell to just above her shoulders, sand-speckled from their visit to the beach yesterday. The swell of her breasts, the curve of her hips . . . everything about her was perfect. 

If he wanted to?

Damn it. He wanted nothing more.

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Rach

Starbright (The Starlight Trilogy Book #2) by Alexandra Richland

Starbright (The Starlight Trilogy Book #2) by Alexandra Richland

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Starbright Synopsis:

For starlet Elizabeth Sutton, it’s difficult to tell which has more momentum: her burgeoning film career, or the growing intimacy in her forbidden romance with notorious Hollywood outsider, Aidan Evans.

When the opportunity to costar in a feature film arrives, Beth and Aidan fight to keep their relationship out of Hollywood’s rumor mill and away from the ever-watchful eyes of Starlight Studios head Luther Mertz, who condemns a union between them and threatens the future of Beth’s acting career.

The pressure mounts as the cameras roll. Beth and Aidan navigate the precarious heights of superstardom while exploring their physical desires in secret. Beth grapples between the debilitating nervousness over her sexual inexperience and her unbridled need for Aidan. Meanwhile, the demons from Aidan’s past he thought forever vanquished linger on the fringes of a fragile inner peace . . .

The Starlight Trilogy is a story of love and redemption set against the backdrop of the final years of Hollywood’s Golden Age.

Starbright Excerpt:

The door opened and Aidan emerged from the bathroom, vigorously rubbing his hair with a towel. He wore navy blue briefs and a white T-shirt that hugged him across his chest and shoulders.

With the setting of the sun, darkness shrouded the room except for the soft light from the table lamp, lending him an ethereal glow. He looked like a powerful blend of runway model and unadulterated male. Her imagination couldn’t have constructed a more handsome man.

Any apprehension Beth had about her appearance vanished when Aidan spotted her on the bed. He didn’t say a word, but the truth sparked in his eyes. They consumed her ravenously, as if one good look wasn’t nearly enough.

He cleared his throat, though his voice sounded no less rough because of it. “Please stand up so I can see you properly.”

Beth tried to breathe normally, but it was impossible. She slid across the mattress, feeling a heightened awareness of every part of her body under his dedicated stare. As her bare feet met the carpet, she adjusted her nightgown. She wanted nothing more than to please him, to give him the show he craved and so much more.

“Turn around.” Aidan’s gentle plea was belied by the hunger in his eyes.

Beth did as he requested, receiving a sense of empowerment and pleasure that could never come from being one of the most popular actresses in the country, but only from the admiration of the man for whom she cared so deeply—the man who knew the real her, not the enhanced version created by the movie studio, and still desired her above all other women.

At the completion of her rotation, Beth made the thrilling discovery that Aidan was aroused. His erection pushed against his briefs, giving her the strongest indication yet as to how he looked beneath them. She longed to touch him like she did in the bathroom at his house, only in the flesh. And this time, she would bring him to orgasm.

Aidan set down the towel and moved toward her, his hair wild and damp, his eyes gloriously green and greedy. Beth breathed in deeply as his arms encircled her waist and he pulled her close. He smelled like lavender soap and summer rain. 

“You look stunning, Beth.” Aidan whispered the words, but they resonated as though he’d shouted them for the world to hear.

He leaned forward and kissed her carefully, kindling her internal flame of desire. Beth pushed her hands into his hair and pressed her lips more firmly to his, even adding a bit of tongue.

Aidan pulled back. His eyes searched hers, as if he sensed there was an additional method to her erotic madness. “Have you ever had an orgasm?”

Beth frowned. While she’d hoped that was where things would lead for both of them tonight, she wasn’t expecting such a blunt question. “I told you I’ve never been with a man before you.”

“I know.” Aidan glided his hands down her back, caressing her with silk and sweetness. “What I mean is… have you ever pleasured yourself?”

Beth’s eyes widened. “No, never. I was always under the impression it was inappropriate for a woman to… you know…”

The silence that greeted her was unnerving.

“Why, is that bad?” She pitched him a tentative glance.

“It’s not bad.” His voice sounded throatier than before.

“Are you certain?”

Aidan’s eyes grew darker. “I prefer that you’ve never had an orgasm.” He leaned in until his hot breath skated across her face. “Because I want to be the one to give you your first.”

Beth’s flame ignited into a raging inferno.

With a hum, Aidan brushed his lips to her ear, his fingers dancing over the skin the lace of her negligee revealed. “And I would like to do it tonight. That is, if you’ll award me the honor, little dove.”

Beth’s anxiety vanished as her desire and anticipation solidified into something so overwhelming, she couldn’t dream of saying no to him.

“I’m yours, Aidan.” A desperate whimper joined her reply. “Lay your hands on me… please.”

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Rach

Starlight (The Starlight Trilogy Book #1) by Alexandra Richland

Starlight (The Starlight Trilogy Book #1) by Alexandra Richland

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Starlight Synopsis:

October 1952 finds eighteen-year-old Marie Bates relocating from her rainy hometown in the Pacific Northwest to the sun-soaked streets of Los Angeles, California. Marie’s plans for a teaching career take an unexpected turn when she’s asked to film a screen test at Starlight Motion Picture Studios.

Renamed Elizabeth Sutton by the studio heads, she lands her first role as an extra. On set, Beth spies Aidan Evans, a rebellious, twenty-three-year-old Method actor from New York. Aidan is branded as a stuck-up troublemaker by his famous Hollywood peers, but Beth suspects a tragic secret lurks behind his steely facade.

As their careers hit the fast track and friendship evolves into romance, the expectations of Hollywood stardom threaten to shine a spotlight on Aidan’s dark past before he can make peace with it. Beth must help Aidan confront the painful event that shattered his life and conquer a terrifying truth before it destroys him and their future together.

Starlight is the first book in The Starlight Trilogy, a story of love and redemption set against the backdrop of the final years of Hollywood’s Golden Age.

Starlight Excerpt:

Aidan cleared his throat. “Beth?”

“Yes, Aidan?”

“May I place a kiss on your cheek?”

“A kiss?” Heat fanned across her face. “Why, yes. I’d . . . I’d like that very much.”

“I’m sorry I’m asking you in my car—”

“I don’t mind. Honest.” Her blush deepened.

Aidan draped his arm over her seat and moved closer . . . closer. Then, finally, his lips were near hers. “I had a wonderful time with you today.”

“Me, too.” Beth closed her eyes.

Aidan pressed his lips to her cheek, followed by her jaw, stirring something intensely pleasurable deep inside her, which she’d never felt previously. It drilled into her very being, transforming her longing for him into something so fierce she thought she’d cease living if he didn’t give her what she wanted immediately.

Beth took in a sharp breath as he moved lower . . . lower. When his lips met her neck, desire rippled from her head to her toes and she let out a gasp. “Oh my!”

Aidan flung back against the driver’s door, his eyes wide and his hands yanking at his hair. “Beth, I’m sorry! I got carried away. Damn it. I’m so sorry . . .”

It took her a moment to realize he’d misinterpreted her response. “No, Aidan. Wait. I didn’t react that way because you made me feel uncomfortable.”

He dropped his hands from his hair. “Then why?”

“I, uh . . .” She lowered her gaze. “I liked what you were doing . . . a lot.”

“Are you sure?”

“Yes.” Beth’s next words were unladylike, but the absence of his lips on her skin drove her crazy. “Actually, I’d like for you to do it again. Kiss my cheek. My neck . . . That is, if you don’t mind.”

“Mind?” Aidan shook his head. “I’d be honored.”

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Rach

Author Alexandra Richland

Today will feature several posts spotlighting author Alexandra Richland and her Starlight Trilogy, ending with the cover reveal for the last installment of the trilogy, Stardust.

About the Author:

Alexandra Richland spends rotating twelve-hour shifts working as a registered nurse at a Toronto hospital, indulging in her love of science and medicine, and caring for patients with their own unique tales to tell.

When she is not on duty, Alexandra escapes into her own imagination. Therein lies a fantasy world of thrilling adventure, gorgeous men, classic Hollywood glamour, exotic getaways, and a seductive dose of romance. Alexandra captures these stories in her popular novels, The Starlight Trilogy and Frontline, her novella Slip Away, and her short story, Gilded Cage.

Alexandra can be found at:

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Five Reasons To Read The Starlight Trilogy:

  1. A sweeping Technicolor tale of forbidden romance.
  1. A detailed homage to the Golden Age of Hollywood cinema.
  1. Cameos from many of your favorite classic film stars.
  1. Transformation of a small town girl to silver screen starlet through Hollywood’s unforgiving lens.

5. Close-up of a 1950s bad boy channeling a tragic past and the stress of sudden super stardom through the art of Method acting.

Happy reading!

Rach