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Hey Guys! It’s the iBooks Exclusive Release Day for That One Moment!

I know I know…you’re probably all more concerned with Sylvia Day. I am too, but hey…let’s not forget about Hayden! This broken, tortured soul of a man deserves his time to shine baby. Lots of people ask me why I release to iBooks a week early and it’s simply because iBooks and I are in a torrid love affair and this is a way I can show them my love. But it’s only one more week until we’re live everywhere so if you’re feeling twitchy, just take a deep breath and click that little pre-order button below and you’ll be covered!
Read on for an EXCLUSIVE excerpt from That One Moment!

Or find on Goodreads and check out all the amazing early review!

But first, I want to make sure you all know that Not The One is currently only 99 pretty pennies! So if you’ve…gasp…not read Book 1 in the Lost in London Series…now is the time to rectify that transgression.
Devour it just in time to grab Book 2, That One Moment.

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Not The One – Released Dec 7, 2015
On sale for $0.99 for a limited time!
As the only survivor of a rare birth, Reyna Miracle has never felt like she belonged. When a horrible tragedy strikes during her graduate courses at Oxford, she spirals down a dark and sexy path with Hayden, her deceased best friend’s brother. But when Liam Darby, a mistake from her past reappears, Reyna’s world begins to crumble as the two men fight for a love that she can’t even accept for herself.

And now…an EXCLUSIVE excerpt from That One Moment!

 

CHAPTER 3: HAYDEN
THE BABY WHISPERER

Sprawled out on the long grey couch in my brother’s flat, I flick mindlessly through the channels on the telly trying to stop myself from going upstairs to help my brother’s fiancé, Leslie. The baby has been crying for fifteen minutes straight, but Leslie made me promise to back off and stop helping so much.

“You’re not going to live here forever, Hayden. Theo and I have to figure this out on our own. She’s fine crying for a few moments.”

My jaw clenches as I stare at the clock, watching each passing moment that I’m forced to sit here and listen to my niece’s desperate cries. I unsnap and re-snap the brown leather cuffs on my wrists to try to distract myself. She wants me…I know it. I can feel it for Christ’s sake. She’s the most gorgeous and the most colicky baby you’ll ever meet, but for some reason she likes me.

“Colicky,” I huff. What an odd word for a single, twenty-six-year-old male to know. But fuck, I couldn’t not read the baby books Leslie and Theo had lying around. Especially when I bloody well live with them and hear that poor child wailing every single night. The five S’s are like the bible around here. Swaddle, side, shush, swing, and suck. No five tips have ever helped a family more, I assure you.

I glance down at my watch for the fourth time in the last three minutes and see it tick over to 11:11. I pinch my eyes shut and exhale a wish for luck. A wish for a time machine. A wish for change.

Finally, as if Leslie could hear my silent pleas, her head pops up over the cast iron railing that looks down on the sunken living room. Her face looks flushed and she is near tears. Without hesitation, I spring up and take the steps two at a time all the way to her and my brother’s loft bedroom.

“She doesn’t even like the football hold right now. I’ve rubbed her tummy, but she’s not gassy. I thought if I could strap her to me while I got ready, she’d settle down…but she won’t. She’s tired…I know she is. She just won’t fall asleep.” Leslie’s voice cracks at the end.

“I wish you’d stop fighting my help,” I say, scooping up a besotted three-month-old Baby Marisa off the bed. I tuck her into that perfect place between my shoulder and neck where my voice can tunnel right into her ear. Then I begin shushing her loudly while I swoosh from side to side in short, fast spurts. Her tiny, rigid frame instantly relaxes. A few more loud puffs of air later and her wails morph from battle cries into the cry that sounds more like she’s saying, “It’s about bloody time you got here, Uncle Hayden. Mum’s been messing about with me for ages.”

Her cries continue to calm as I swing. She doesn’t like to be bounced. Everybody wants to bounce her, but it just pisses her off more. I peek at our reflection in the long horizontal mirror on the side wall between the bedroom and the large en suite bathroom. Marisa’s eyes look dazed and heavy now. She’s seconds away from falling asleep.

“Hayden, you freaking British baby whisperer,” Leslie gripes in her distinct American accent.

“She was going to crash any second. You almost had her. This is just luck.”

She drops down onto the bed and pushes her auburn hair back from her face. “It’s not luck, Hay. You have the touch. Jeez, I don’t know what we’d do without you here.”

I huff out an incredulous laugh at that preposterous notion. She’s got no clue how much they help me a thousand times more than I could ever help them. She saved my fucking life for Christ’s sake. Yet I know that Doc is right…There is more to the world outside this flat.

I pause as I hear a soft snore coming from beside my ear and glance at the mirror to find Marisa out cold. I smile triumphantly and turn her to show Leslie.

Her face splits into a grin as she thrusts her hands into the air and does a hilarious silent scream with a little wiggly butt dance. My chest rumbles with laughter as she flops herself back onto the bed and lets out a huge sigh.

After a moment, she sits up and has a serious look upon her face. “Hayden, I know tonight is your big night and you probably have like a trillion things on your mind…but is there any way you could hold her for a while so I can make some calls and take a shower?”

“It’s a tough job, but I think I might just be man enough to do it,” I say with a wink. “Don’t tell my brother, though. He’ll thump me if he knows he missed out on cuddle time again.”

Leslie smiles in a quiet way she only ever does when she thinks of my brother. “He’s hauling the last furniture pieces for the auction over to the ballroom now. He should be back any second and you shall be relieved.”

“No worries. There’s an old football game on downstairs. I’ve got this,” I said, lifting my eyebrows and glancing down at the limp, pink, perfect bundle against my chest.

Leslie smiles affectionately at Marisa before she turns her twinkling green eyes on me. “Thank you, Hayden.”

I head downstairs thinking about how lucky my brother is to have a woman like Leslie. I’ll be proud to call her my official sister after their wedding. Resuming my place on the couch, I allow the slow, rhythmic breaths of Marisa to calm my nerves over what I’m about to do this evening.

The truth is I’ve wanted to hold Marisa all day. She is my moment in reality that reminds me there are bigger struggles happening in this world than my own. And that there are people who need me, even if they are only thirteen pounds. This perfect, fussy baby has become my safety net. My anchor. Holding her against my heart reminds me exactly why I need to always keep it beating.

Amy Daws is a commercial producer and lives in South Dakota with her husband and daughter. The long-awaited birth of Lorelei is what inspired her passion for writing. Amy is a lover of all things British and her award-nominated romantic comedy series, The London Lovers Series, is centered around Americans in London. It’s emotional and self-deprecating with lots of humor sprinkled in. On most nights, you can find Amy and her family dancing to Strawberry Shortcake’s theme song or stuffing themselves inside children’s-sized playhouses because there is nothing they wouldn’t do for their little miracle.

 

 

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My little bubble of keeping Hayden all to myself is over. That One Moment is LIVE! ….for preorder at least. 😉

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Releasing early to iBooks on April 5 and releasing everywhere April 12.

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If you haven’t read Not The One yet, I highly suggest you do that. That One Moment does work as a standalone, it’s been tested and approved, but I think it’s a more enjoyable experience after Not The One.

A few people have asked me what other books of mine to read while they wait. I think London Bound is cool to read because that is Theo and Leslie’s love story and they play an important role in Hayden’s life, but it’s certainly not necessary. Only if you’re looking for something to pass the time. 😉

In the mean time, let’s having fun counting down the days until Hayden!!!

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That One Moment Cover Reveal

IT’S COVER REVEAL DAY!!!
Title: That One Moment
Author: Amy Daws
iTunes Exclusive Release Date: April 5, 2016
Release Date: April 12, 2016
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Life is a series of reoccurring ripples in time.
The moment I saw her…something shifted. 
The moment my lips touched hers…life got messy.
The moment my heart got involved…everything changed.
Vi Harris tests every bit of my strength. 
She is my test.
My challenge.
At a time when I should be focusing entirely on myself, this radiant woman with a bright, cheeky smile and a cracked sense of humor waltzes in and spins everything on its axis.
Vi has the potential to make me weak at a time when I’m determined to show everyone just how bloody strong I am.

She’s everything I am not…yet somehow, she sees through my darkness.

My pain.
My despair.

She doesn’t see me as broken.

She sees me as the man I’m fighting so hard to be. 

The man that I’m still struggling to see myself.
The follow up book to Not The One: Hayden’s Story
Not The One – Released Dec 7, 2015
As the only survivor of a rare birth, Reyna Miracle has never felt like she belonged. When a horrible tragedy strikes during her graduate courses at Oxford, she spirals down a dark and sexy path with Hayden, her deceased best friend’s brother. But when Liam Darby, a mistake from her past reappears, Reyna’s world begins to crumble as the two men fight for a love that she can’t even accept for herself.
Q: Talk to me about your cover! Who designed it? 

A: I did! I do all my own covers actually. And the photographer is my sister-in-law. And the models are just some people we know! Neither are professional models and that is one of my most favorite things about all of my covers. I joke because the guy on the cover is my best friend’s brother and she loves my books. I was afraid putting him on the cover would lose me a fan! LOL. But she says she’s still 100% reading it and just planning to visualize her own Hayden and most certainly not her brother! HA! 

Q: Who is Hayden? 

A: Hayden Clarke…sigh. I think I fell in love with him more than I thought possible during the process of writing this book. Hayden was sort of the broken anti-hero of my last release, Not The One. And he’s by far my most requested book to date. The hype for his story has been intense. Readers need his HEA and I seriously can barely speak of the story to them without squealing. He’s wormed his way into my heart and I hope I did this magnificent man justice or my readers will have my hide!  

Q: What can you tell us about That One Moment? 

A: Well, the story starts exactly one year after a pretty intense day for Hayden in Not The One, so I really dig where he’s at mentally throughout the whole book. He’s still dealing with a lot of what he went through, but you get glimpses of some normalcy for him, so you get to know the TRUE Hayden…who is hot…and a bit of a freak between the sheets! ☺ 

Q: Is it a sexy romance? 

A: Yes, but it’s a slow burn, which is different for me…but it had to be for Hayden. He needs to take his time and not rush into anything or it wouldn’t be believe or smart. 

Q: Okay, be honest…you’re known for feeding on the tears of your readers. How many boxes of tissues should they have on hand? 

A: A lot. LOL. I mean…I don’t know how they expect me to write Hayden’s story without some emotion. But I think they’ll be surprised at how much they smile too. Hayden isn’t all dark and gloomy. He’s sexy and funny and all man. This won’t just be a cry-fest. I promise! 

Q: Can That One Moment be read as a standalone? 

A: Yes! I’m happy to tell you, yes. It has been tested and approved. There’s no cliffy. It’s solid on it’s own. Though I do think readers will enjoy it more if they read Not The One first. And Not The One is officially book 1 in my Lost in London Series with That One Moment being book 2. If they really want more backstory on some secondary characters, they should check out my London Lovers Series too. I love my little London family over there! 

Q: What’s next? 

A: More books! I have some secret projects I’m working on. One is another series entirely and another is the third book to the Lost in London Series that I can’t tell you about yet! ☺ 

Q: Is it Frank? It has to be the fantastic gay ginger’s turn for a story, right? 

A: It’s not Frank…not yet. I’m not closing the door on that bloke, but he’s gotta be patient. Saving the best for last!  

Q: Why oh why are you releasing one week early on iBooks and torturing all of us Kindle readers? 

A: LOL! I’m sorry! I have a great iBooks family over there and they are wonderful to work with. I will have preorder links for all retailers up soon though, I promise. 

Q: Okay fine…I’ll just be patient then. Thanks for stopping by. 

A: Thanks for having me!!!

Amy Daws is a commercial producer and lives in South Dakota with her husband and daughter. The long-awaited birth of Lorelei is what inspired her passion for writing. Amy is a lover of all things British and her award-nominated romantic comedy series, The London Lovers Series, is centered around Americans in London. It’s emotional and self-deprecating with lots of humor sprinkled in. On most nights, you can find Amy and her family dancing to Strawberry Shortcake’s theme song or stuffing themselves inside children’s-sized playhouses because there is nothing they wouldn’t do for their little miracle.

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Cover Reveal for That One Moment

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Bloggers and readers! The cover reveal for That One Moment has been set and I’d love for you to be a part of it on March 17th!
If interested, please fill out this form—>Sign Up Link


Need a bit more info on what’s happening and some intriguing teasers? Keep reading!!!! 

It all started with a Midwest girl named Finley who has an epic, emotional meltdown and decides to flee the country to live with her best friend Leslie overseas. Now, it has evolved into a dynamic cast of unique, lovable, and sexy characters. The London Lovers Series gave us a doorway into the world of love across the pond in a place I fondly call London Bloody England! But what one may have not known was that this series would give birth to a new spin off series for me. 

You recall the ever-so-steamy cover and even hotter story of Reyna Miracle called Not The One. Liv-Review TeaseWell, this story featured some of the London Lovers cast, but stood proudly on it’s own as a standalone. And towards the end, a certain sinfully sexy man had his heart broken on a park bench over-looking the River Thames.

Well, I am pleased to announce that Hayden Clarke will be getting his own story in a book called That One Moment and will be officially be Book 2 in a new series called Lost in London! Here’s a little sample of the highly anticipated story of the beloved Hayden.

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That One Moment is releasing in April! Final dates TBA on the big cover reveal happening March 17th. Bloggers, I would LOVE to have you involved in this big reveal. I think the cover does great justice to the gorgeousness of Not The One.

I’m so excited for the continuation of this new series! If interested please fill out the form.

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Hey Everybody! It’s been a tough week but I wanted to check in and see if you’ve all heard about our sale on Pointe Of Breaking?
If not, get on it now, there’s only a few more days left at this special price of 99 pennies and then it’ll go back up to $3.99.

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Meet ivy league socialite, Leo Richards, and struggling ballerina, Adeline Parker, in this NYC angsty, emotional page-turner.

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POINTE
Getting screwed over backstage by my married-ex tears my heart into a million tiny pieces.
Sitting in the audience at the ballet with my former fling wasn’t my idea of fun.

I live in my pointe shoes, not even my ex can taint my love for ballet.
I hate the ballet. This on again/off again crap was getting old.

And then my whole world changes when I notice the smoldering gaze…
Then I look to the stage, and I can’t take my eyes off…

OF…
Leo Richards.
Adeline Parker.

Concentrating on anything except his sexy…everything, is impossible.
Her presence commands my attention…I’ve never experienced this before.

He makes me second-guess everything I’ve ever dreamed about.
She makes me question everything I’ve ever known.

Fighting him is a strategic sport—no clothes allowed.
All I can think about are her sexy ballerina legs wrapped around me—tutu definitely on.

BREAKING
Our scandalous rendezvous is plastered all over NYC’s tabloids.
Because of my status in Manhattan, now I’ve dragged her into the limelight.

My ex will stop at nothing to tear us apart.
Seriously powerful people forbid me to be with her.

Rumors about his past keep building.
I can’t tell her this secret.

When it came to Leo, I only knew the big things.
When it came to Adeline, I knew nothing about the little things.

But uncovering those things about him [her] may push us past our breaking point.

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Amy Daws lives in South Dakota with her husband, Kevin, and their miracle daughter, Lorelei. The long-awaited birth of Lorelei is what inspired Amy’s first book, Chasing Hope, and her passion for writing. On most nights, you can find Amy and her family dancing to Strawberry Shortcake’s theme song or stuffing themselves inside children’s-sized playhouses because there is nothing they wouldn’t do for their little miracle.
For more of Amy’s work, visit: www.amydawsauthor.com

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5762464Sarah J. Pepper specializes in dark, paranormal romance – think “happy ever after” but with a twisted, dark chocolate center. Real-life romance isn’t only filled with hugs, kisses, bunnies, and rainbows. True-love can be more thoroughly described in times of darkness and tribulation. It’s in those harsh moments where you see what a person is truly capable of – both the good and bad. Sometimes prince-charming isn’t always on time, and the glass slipper is a little snug. However, it doesn’t mean Charming is not Mr. Right, and who says every shoe is the perfect fit?
Get a glimpse inside her head at www.sarahjpepper.com

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V-Day Love

Valentine’s Day is approaching and I want to make out with you…
giphy…or at least show you some love!

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Fairy Tale Confessions is a collection I was a part of this past fall, along with thirteen other best-selling authors! It’s basically twisted fairy tales on crack! 🙂 If you want to check out my Cinderella re-telling along with tons of other fun fairy tales, now is the time to one click!

It’s currently on sale through Valentine’s Day!

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Get your copy HERE

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You’ll meet some sexy, not-so-valiant princes, punk-rock princesses, villains turned heroes, and truly vile monsters wreaking havoc within your favorite tales.

A group of the participating authors are hosting the Twisted Fairy Tale Mixer at RT 2016 in Vegas! We hope to see you there!

hearts2Today, I’d like to feature one of my fellow authors and share with you a little excerpt from her Little Mermaid re-telling!

12308296_848927038538667_6072179718948796913_nMeet KR Wilburn. Her assigned story was The Little Mermaid, and the sexy twist she put on this classic tale did not disappoint!

Enjoy this sample:

“You know you can stay here no matter what right? That this, between us, whatever it is, that’s not why I invited you to live here.”

I nod, and press myself against him, eager for a return of the sensations his kiss had brought in the hospital. I wanted to explore and delight in this aspect of being a human, so different from the cold, perfunctory interactions of merfolk.

“Thank God.” He cups his fingers around my face and takes possession of my mouth again.

I melt into him, awash with new sensation as he presses me into the countertop. The hand on my face wanders into my hair and the slope of my neck. My own fingers flex and dig into the warmth of his chest and that simmering heat that is becoming my constant companion in his presence flares to life and consumes me.

I’m burning from the inside out. I’m lost in his touch and fairly vibrating with desire although I can’t pin down what my body is crying out for. He breaks away from my mouth and skims his across my cheek, his moist breath dancing on my sensitive skin as he explores my neck. I moan and follow his example, wanting to leave him full of the same feelings. My lips move over his jaw, sucking and nipping lightly. The saltiness of his skin makes my pulse race with familiarity. My fingers drift over his chest of their own accord, tracing the lines of his muscles, absorbing the heat seeping from him. It is as if he is my own personal sun.

Subscribe to KR Wilburn’s newsletter HERE (Scroll to the bottom of the page for entry form) to stay up-to-date with all her latest news and giveaways!

In the coming months I will be sharing all the info for my upcoming projects in 2016, as well as more opportunities for you to get some sweet little presents from other really great authors!

Enjoy!

~ Amy

Book Sale Ending Soon

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Have you checked out Not the One yet?
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My name is Reyna Miracle.
Even though a part of my name is Miracle, there’s nothing miraculous about me.
My body portrays the tales of my life.
Every feeling, every heartbreak, every emotion.
Marked. Inked. Stained.
A walking canvas of my messed up truth.

But there’s one confession I can’t put in a tattoo.
A confession that will kill me to tell, but my best friend died before I had the chance.

Now I’m left with him.
The only one who can hold me in the night and squeeze that spot on my neck that feels like my lifeline between sanity and chaos.

But we don’t work together.
We’re absolute poison for each other.
We’re a stifling, suffocating, sickness of darkness.

But I feel safe…because I’ve made an art of pushing people away.

Now he’s pushing back…
And making me believe…
Making me wonder…
Maybe, just maybe…
I could be the one.

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Happy Reading!