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And Forever Blog Tour

And Forever Blog Tour Schedule

 

March 9th Mes Livres.

 

March 10th Fictional Rendezvous Book Blog.

 

March 11th Crazy Book Chicks.

Rachel Walter Author

 

March 12th Teacups and Bookends.

Author Jennifer Ann.

 

March 13th Feedmeinbooks.

 

March 14th Have You Heard My Book Review.

 

March 15th I Heart YA Books.

 

Chicks4Books.

 

March 16th Morning Books and Coffee.

 

March 17th Breaking That Kindle Budget.

 

March 18th This Girl Loves Books.

Scandalous Book Blog.

 

March 19th MS. ME28.

 

March 20th What’s Beyond Forks.

Maria E. Monteiro.

 

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Regret Me Not Release Countdown Begins!

I’m so excited to start this voyage with you. Today is the first day of the Regret Me Not Release Countdown. So every day from now until June 17th, I will have a new post for you to enjoy. Today in addition to an excerpt from the first Chapter of Regret Me Not, if you scroll down to the bottom you can follow the link to the first chapter Maria Monteiro’s new NA novel, Wreck Me.

Regret Me Not Synopsis-

regretmenot2 coverFor Mackenzie Green life is full of regrets; regrets from choices she made in the past, regrets for the things she’ll never see in her future. She regrets letting her grades slip while her sister was in rehab, ensuring she’ll never break away from the rumor-run, small town she lives in. She regrets breaking up with her future All American football playing boyfriend, Brayden Turner out of fear of getting hurt. Most of all she regrets every decision she made leading up to the night that changed her life forever.
 
It’s only after Brayden cuts her off completely that Mackenzie realizes how much she wants him in her life. She’s learns that losing what you love breaks you, but sometimes it’s the only way to tap into your inner strength.
 
Can Mackenzie find the courage to learn from her mistakes and move forward or will she spend her days consumed with regrets? Is it too late to convince Brayden she wants him in her life and that she’s in it for the long haul? Most of all, can she accept that sometimes bad things happen no matter how hard you try to protect yourself from them? Can she put it all behind her or will she live an unfulfilled life full of regrets?
 
 Chapter 1

The Homecoming Dance

Brayden looks at me with the same intense longing I’ve seen in his eyes all night. Every touch lasts a moment too long, making me want to taste the sweet warmth of his delicious lips. Every look smolders, bringing color to my cheeks, as he pairs a look with a stroke of my exposed skin. His hand moves from the top of my back, slowly, straight down to the bottom, pressing me against him, making my body tingle, my insides quiver. He knows what he’s doing, that he’s creating a fierce desire inside me; that’s what he’s counting on.

 

He inches in a bit closer as we move in perfect precision to the music, slow music that seems to want to keep us on the dance floor, locked in each other’s arms. Holding me close, he brushes up against me. In an attempt to escape the look in his soft brown eyes I lean into his chest, and rest my head there, bringing me right up against the warmth of his body. The familiar smell of his cologne comforts me, but only for a moment before it feeds the growing fire burning deep inside.
 
I want him.
 
Each beat of my heart, every breath, brings me closer to succumbing to this unyielding desire. Every sweet caress only serves to convince me we belong together. No matter how I try to convince myself its wrong, that we’ll only end up hurting each other in the long run, I keep getting lost in the pleasure the present promises. A soft moan passes his lips, and I hold him tighter, my fingers dig into the hard muscles beneath his clothes. I know I don’t have the strength to fight the cataclysmic pull that keeps me drawn to him, that keeps me unable to move out of his arms.
 
I look around the large, dimly lit room, but only for a few seconds. I don’t care about anything else in here, not the decorations hung on the walls, or the bubble machine chugging away somewhere on the side. I don’t care to see what the other girls are wearing, or even if they’re pretty. Not tonight. The only thing I want, the only thing my brain could wrap itself around is Brayden; Brayden’s brown eyes and award winning smile. The feel of his arms holding me against him. The fresh clean smell that hangs on him no matter the time of day or night.
 
All I know is Brayden.
 
“I miss you,” he whispers, his breath tickling my ear. “I’m so glad you’re here.”
 
I give myself the benefit of the doubt, thinking I could chance a look in his eyes and not be captivated by their intensity.
 
I’m wrong. There’s heat in his eyes. They’re smoldering.
 
Unconsciously I lick my lip before answering. “I miss you, too.”
 
He takes a chance. I knew he would eventually. He leans in, and presses his lips against mine. They’re soft and warm, as always. I don’t pull away, I want more. My mouth opens, inviting him in as my hips press against his. I want this kiss. I’ve wanted it since Brayden picked me up. I didn’t initiate it because I wasn’t sure one kiss would satiate me. I’m not sure one night will either.
 
His eyes trail from my head, down, all the way down. I don’t miss how they hesitate at the neckline of my dress. I know he wants to bring his hands there; they always seemed to gravitate to that area. But Brayden, being the perfect gentleman, resists the urge. It’s a battle apparent in his eyes. He waits and feels me out. He can read my reactions. He knows my body inside and out, almost as well as he knows my heart.
 
“Do you feel that?” He brings his mouth beside my ear and speaks in a soft, velvety tone. “Your pulse racing, the swirling of your stomach? Do you feel the heat between us? It’s a wild fire burning out of control. It’s getting bigger and hotter by the minute.” He kisses me again. This time there’s hunger and need in his kiss. One hand gets lost in my hair, the fingers on the other hand press into my flesh. He wants more. He wants all of me, and I want to give it, give in. I swallow hard, still delusional that I have an ounce of control over what I’m doing or where things are leading.
 
“Kenzie, I love you. And I want you back.”
 
That’s the final straw. It’s the reason I came. I want to make sure it’s still there. Not just the attraction, that never left, but the love, the desire, the all-out need for each other. I felt it all night. I see it every time he looks at me. But hearing his declaration, I’m lost, prisoner to his every whim.
 
 So what do you think? Do you want to read more? Mark Regret Me Not on your TBR list on Goodreads .

 
Here’s the first chapter of Wreck Me.

 
Maria and I would love for you to come join us for our pajama Facebook release party on June 17th. We’ll have prizes, guest authors, and a lot of fun! I hope to see you there! Facebook Release Party.

 

Regret Me Not

I’m soooo excited to that I finally get to tell you more about my upcoming NA novel Regret Me Not. This was a story that came together at my kitchen table as I sat captivated, listening to a woman I barely knew tell me a deeply personal story. This is not a true story, nor is it based on her experience, but it was definitely inspired by her.

 

At one point, I seriously thought of dismissing the whole idea and focusing on another WIP-And Forever, but when another woman opened up to me about an experience of hers, (sort of related) I took it as a sign to get back to work on this.

 

I’m sure you’re wondering what Regret Me Not is about, well here is synopsis-

 

For Mackenzie Green life is full of regrets; regrets from choices she made in the past, regrets for the things she’ll never see in her future. She regrets letting her grades slip while her sister was in rehab, ensuring she’ll never break away from the rumor-run, small town she lives in. She regrets breaking up with her future All American football playing boyfriend, Brayden Turner out of fear of getting hurt. Most of all she regrets every decision she made leading up to the night that changed her life forever.

 

It’s only after Brayden cuts her off completely that Mackenzie realizes how much she wants him in her life.

 

Can Mackenzie find the courage to learn from her mistakes and move forward or will she spend her days consumed with regrets? Is it too late to convince Brayden she wants him in her life and that she’s in it for the long haul? Most of all, can she accept that sometimes bad things happen no matter how hard you try to protect yourself from them? Can she put it all behind her or will she live an unfulfilled life full of regrets?

 

And the moment you’ve been waiting for, the cover!

 
Regret Me Not Cover
 

So what do you think? When you look at the cover, what is the one word that comes to mind?