The Fine Line is FREE! This weekend only!

Hi there!
I wanted to make sure you knew:
THE FINE LINE is FREE on Amazon TODAY and TOMORROW only… Hurry!  One-click it!
I assure you…this is NOT an April Fool’s joke!
Enjoy!
Alicia
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P.S. I’d also like to extend a big THANK YOU to Enticing Journey Book Promotions for putting together the blitz (including the below blog post) for this weekend’s FREE promo!  Thanks Ena & Amanda!
Title: The Fine Line
Author: Alicia Kobishop
Genre: New Adult Romance
At 17, Olivia Evans has her life mapped out. Work two part-time jobs, study hard during her senior year, and save enough money to get her own place. There’s no room in that plan for romance. If watching her mother’s serial relationship disasters taught her anything, it’s that getting attached to a man is a waste of time and a recipe for heartbreak.

 

When she meets 19-year-old street racer Logan Tanner, a guy as unique and compelling as the ’69 Mustang that purrs under his mechanic’s hands, her heart beats wildly against the walls she’s built around it. 
From the moment the notorious playboy’s intense, hazel eyes lock with hers, everything in her world slides off-kilter. With every encounter, every touch, and finally, every kiss, Logan slips past all her defenses.

 

But the moment she stops running from the inevitable, every reason she’d resolved to hold men at arm’s length comes crashing down around her in an emotional, complicated–even dangerous–mess. Leaving her to decide if love is worth the hassle, or worth fighting for.

“A-freaking fantastic read, I have found another author to add to my stalker list. There was such realness involved and the adrenaline that you got from the scenes was amazing.” ~Endless Reading“Whew! I finished the book and immediately went into this review because it left such a huge impact on me.” ~Itching for Books Blog

“Here’s hoping that more books like this one will be written, cause if so, then the indie world just got that much better.” ~ Book Reader Chronicles

“For this to be the author’s debut novel, she did an AMAZING job. I mean this is going on my favorite’s list. I fell completely in love with the story and the characters. Such a wonderfully written story.” 
~Verna Loves Books

“This is the perfect book for anyone who loves a new adult romance story. The Fine Line is a fun and exciting story of learning to trust and love. This book was amazing from start to finish.” ~A is for Alpha B is for Books

“Wow, I’m currently bawling like a baby, it’s been a long time since I had a cry with a good book and The Fine Line is just that! The storyline was catchy and entertaining.” ~Morphy’s Book Blog 

“I enjoyed it very much, and then realized as I sat down to write this that it is Alicia’s Debut Novel. Debut. Wow. Girl can write a book. Pace is spot on, and I had a very awesome relaxing afternoon reading this one.” ~Courtney – The Bookish Babe

“Another debut novel that just blew me away!” 
~Desiree – A Love Affair With Books

The colorful glow of the city lights reflected throughout the interior of the car as we drove. The night air was still warm enough to have the windows down, and the breeze felt refreshing on my skin. A blues song played on the car stereo while the waves of the wind pushed against my hand as I held it out the window

Logan’s fingers tapped on the steering wheel to the beat of the music, then he looked at me and instantaneously busted out singing the words of the song. I laughed at the face he was making as he sang. He was so into it. The words were something about “riding with the king.”

“Oh, now I know what you really think of yourself!” I joked.

“It’s B.B. King, Liv! He’s the king, not me!” he defended, pretending to be hurt.

I found it intriguing that someone my age would be listening to blues. Logan seemed so different from other people my age and, yet again, I found myself trying to wrap my head around the idea that…for the first time ever, I was interested in finding out more about a boy.  As the song ended, Logan turned the volume down.

“The phone call that Gavin took earlier…It was for a race, wasn’t it?” I asked.

Logan looked at me and nodded.

“Why do they call Gavin? Why don’t they call you?”

He shrugged. “Gavin is better with the negotiations. I’m better at the driving. It works well for both of us.”

Negotiations. Gavin’s expertise. I admit, experience would come in handy for when he dives fully into the real-estate biz.

“You didn’t go tonight.” It wasn’t a question. More of an observation. Although, I did wonder why he passed up the chance. 

He looked at me and smiled. “I guess I had better things to do.” 

“What about the police? Isn’t street racing…?” I decided not to finish. We both knew it was not exactly legal.

He chuckled. “I’ve got nothing against cops. Police are good. We just don’t want to see them during a race…or before or after a race, for that matter.”

“Isn’t it a little risky, though? You never know when they could show up.”

“We take precautions. I don’t race unless there are spotters around to let us know if police are getting close. We change the location as much as possible. There is always a risk, though.” He paused. “The real risk is dealing with some of the idiots that want to race.”

“What do you mean?”

He shifted in his seat, beginning to look uncomfortable. “You never know if the other guy is on something or if he even knows how to handle his car, among other things. The police are the least of my concerns.” He looked at me. “I almost called off the race last week. The one that you came to.”

“Why?”

He didn’t answer right away. Instead, he started tapping the steering wheel again. “Derrick was more jittery than normal. I didn’t have a good feeling about it.”

“Why didn’t you call it off?”

His expression became serious as his eyes fixated on the road. “I don’t know.”

He knew why. He just didn’t want to tell me. “Why do you do it if it’s so risky?”

He pondered the question for a moment as if he had never really contemplated that thought before. “It’s easy. And fun. And a hell of a lot better than working nine to five, six days a week.”

We pulled up to a two-story commercial building which had four overhead garage doors in the front and an entry door on the side. The sign above the overhead doors said “Tanner Automotive.” We parked in the lot in front and walked towards the building.

“This is my shop.”

“Your shop?” I found it hard to believe that a nineteen-year-old owned his own building.

“Yes,my shop. My dad left it to me and my uncle. My uncle runs the business. I help him out when he needs it, and I live in the apartment upstairs.”

“Geez, must be nice,” I teased.

“Actually, it is pretty nice,” he grinned back at me. “Look, I may not work nine to five but that doesn’t mean the shop’s not important to me. It is. I train the mechanics. I’m here when we’re short-staffed or overloaded with work and plenty of times when we’re not, too. I’ve just been lucky enough that it’s done so well and that Craig hasn’t pushed me to be more involved.”

“You don’t want to be more involved?”

I watched as he unlocked the side door. “I’m cool with the way things are at this point. Maybe someday that will change, but for now it’s all good.”

We entered a hallway which had stairs to our left, and the garage was straight ahead. We walked into the garage, and Logan switched on the florescent lights, revealing a sizable object underneath a grey canvas cover in the very first car bay. The remaining three car bays were empty, making the room appear enormous. Against the walls were shelves and peg boards stocked with tools and auto supplies. Each bay had its own tool station which included several different tool chests.

We moved to the back of the garage, and Logan tossed his keys on a metal desk. I took a seat in the swivel chair in front of the desk and stared curiously at an old-time movie poster that hung on the wall.

“It’s John Wayne,” Logan explained, noticing my interest in the poster. “My dad was a huge John Wayne fan. He always had those movies on when I was growing up. We even had a room in our house specifically designated for all the John Wayne memorabilia that he collected.”

He leaned back against a tall Craftsman tool chest directing his attention to the grey canvas cover in front of us, silently staring at it for a moment.

“Why did you bring me here?” I asked softly.

He turned his face to me, meeting my eyes. Slowly he shook his head as if he wasn’t sure he knew the answer. My heart skipped a beat. What was it about looking into his eyes that made me feel so…at peace…and thrilled at the same time? 

He stepped toward the canvas cover then slowly removed the cloth, rolling it up along the way to reveal an old white muscle car with black racing strips which traveled from the front bumper to the back bumper. The condition of this car wasn’t nearly as pristine as the Mustang. The dull finish had several nicks and scratches, and a few small spots of rust lined the bottom.

“It’s a ’72 Nova,” he disclosed as he walked around the car, taking in the sight of it as if it were for the first time. 

“Your current project?”

“Not really,” he shrugged. “This one’s been on hold for a while. I’ve barely looked at it since…” He didn’t finish. Just got lost in thought. After a moment, he cocked his head to the side. “Hey, do you wanna go upstairs and get a drink?”

I frowned at him suspiciously. “Is that why you brought me here? You know you’re not going to get lucky with me, right?”

He let out a laugh then bowed his head down as he shook it, trying to hold back any more laughter. He couldn’t hold back the gigantic smile on his face, though. “Don’t worry. I’m not going to try anything with you. I think you’re cool, Liv. You’re someone I could hang out with, that’s all, nothing more. Friends have drinks together, right?”

I nodded, feeling embarrassed that I jumped to conclusions. I stood up from the chair. “Alright then, let’s go.”

“Usually it’s the guy’s mind that goes there,” he teased as we walked up the stairs to his apartment. “I like the way your mind works.”

“Oh, please! You have to admit, it sounded a bit forward,” I counter attacked.

The apartment was only half the size of the garage downstairs. The décor consisted of a few posters on the wall, a couch with a coffee table in front of it, an oversized round wicker chair in the corner, and a giant TV. A breakfast bar separated the kitchen from the living room. I took my shoes off, sat down on the couch, and brought my knees up, resting them on the cushion. 

Logan handed me a beer, sat down next to me, and raised a brow. “Now it’s my turn to ask the questions.”

He didn’t ask anything too deep or too personal, and I was grateful for that. We spent the next few hours laughing and talking about everything from our favorite foods and music, to embarrassing moments, places we’ve been and want to go, and a rather extended round of “would you rather.” I found out that he would rather get a cardboard cut between the toes than get poked in the eye. And I informed him that I would rather drink pickle juice than sour milk. 

There were no awkward silences or lulls in the conversations. I showed him that I could walk across a room with a full bottle of beer on my head without spilling it, and he showed me that he could spin a pen around his fingers so fast that it looked like moving helicopter propellers. Towards the end of it all, as we started to get tired, I asked him about the blues music that he was playing in the car earlier.

“There’s such a raw emotion behind the really good blues music. The guitar speaks to you in a way that doesn’t happen with any other genre,” he explained.

“So, let’s hear it. Play me your favorite blues song,” I challenged.

He turned it on, then looked at me with a small smile. He stepped over to the couch and sat down beside me, as the track started. It was a mellow song with no vocals. I didn’t expect it to have such an effect on me, but he was right. The guitar’s voice had a way of grasping my emotions, squeezing them tight, then pulling them out of me. I was hooked no more than thirty seconds into it. 

I faced him, somewhat shocked that this beautiful music moved me in such an intense, hypnotic way. He stared straight ahead, looking at nothing in particular absorbed in the melody.

Slowly, he turned his face to me, and our eyes locked. We stared at each other for several moments, taking each other in. The friendly smile I attempted quickly faded as the intensity in his eyes increased and the atmosphere became much more than friendly. His brows furrowed as his gaze moved slowly from my eyes, to my hair, to my lips, and back.

I’m not sure if I leaned into him, or if he leaned into me, but we slowly inched closer until I could feel his minty breath on my face, his nose on my nose, and my heart pounding rapidly in my ears. I longed so badly for him to kiss me, yet hated my lack of control. Was it the music that was causing me to lose myself in him or just…him?

Heat emanated from his lips as they gently touched mine, hesitating in place for several moments, and igniting a surge of fire through my blood. The longer the kiss lingered, the more my skin began to burn, and when my lips parted and his tongue slowly discovered mine, I felt the rush of the touch throughout my body.

My hands slowly moved to his face, then the back of his neck, and I pulled him toward me. His fingers weaved up the hair at the base of my skull as he drew me closer. My body and mind were completely enraptured in the moment, my self-control rapidly fading away to nothing with each passing moment. Logan Tanner was kissing me in a way I had never been kissed before. It was happening, and although it was going against my plans, it was so fucking right.

He began to lay me down onto the couch and then stopped, abruptly pulling away, forcing himself back up to a sitting position. Following his lead, I sat back up, too. His eyes focused on me for a moment, the confusion in his them matching that which was in my heart, the look on his face mirroring my thoughts…Holy shit, that was intense.

He took me behind the neck and drew me closer to him, his lips no more than an inch from mine. Then, just at the moment I thought he would continue our kiss, he closed his eyes and placed his forehead on mine, taking a deep breath in. 

My heartbeat was almost deafening as it pounded throughout my body, my chest moving up and down as I tried to catch my breath and regain composure. Pulling away, he opened his eyes and looked at me with intensity, passion, and…confusion. 

“This isn’t why I brought you here, Liv,” he whispered. “I didn’t mean for that to happen.”

Then he kissed me softly on the forehead and slowly leaned back into the couch cushion. Maybe it was the music, maybe it was the drinks, but a mixture of emotions flooded my senses. I was both grateful and disappointed that he stopped and baffled at why I couldn’t. I was mad at myself for being so irresponsible, but at the same time, I couldn’t deny the feeling of both peace and excitement that he gave me.

My head found a place to rest in the nook between his chest and his shoulder, as my arms held him. Closing my eyes, I became lost in the music.

Alicia Kobishop is a contemporary romance writer who lives in Milwaukee, WI, USA with her husband and two children.

Before trying her hand in writing, she worked her way up in the field of administrative healthcare with experiences ranging from working within a large local healthcare organization, to smaller independent physician practices.

In early 2013 her life took a change of course when she re-evaluated her passions in life, and sought out to try many new things. She reclaimed her childhood passion for reading, and after reading tons of fictional novels in a short amount of time, and loving every moment of it, she became absorbed with the idea of taking her experience with books to the next level, and decided to write one. Nine months later, her debut novel, The Fine Line was published.

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New Covers + $20 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway!!!

I hope you are enjoying your 2017 so far!  It’s already shaping up to be a fantastically eventful year.  I’m scheduled to attend 4 book signings this year (I hope to meet you there!), my 11-year-old son is determined that we go on a road trip to watch the August 21st Solar Eclipse (how can I say no to an event that won’t happen again until Jan 25th, 2316?), and I’ll be attending my best friend’s wedding in Mexico in November (I’m a bridesmaid!)!

What’s happened so far this year?
Well, the Fine Line and The Fragile Line series have just gotten brand new covers!
Check them out below, aren’t they pretty?  A huge thank you to K Creative Designs for the stunning work that was done on them.

Let’s celebrate these new beauties with a $20 Amazon gift card giveaway.  The giveaway link is at the end of this post, but wait!!!  While you scroll down, I invite you to take a few seconds to check out the blurbs and teasers for each book!

Thank you to Enticing Journey Book Promotions for putting on a seamless cover reveal tour today!

ALL BOOKS ARE FREE ON KINDLE UNLIMITED!

Title: The Fine Line
Author: Alicia Kobishop
Genre: New Adult Romance
Available Now
When love is on the line, should she slam on the brakes…or put the pedal to the metal?

“This is the perfect book for anyone who loves a new adult romance story. The Fine Line is a fun and exciting story of learning to trust and love. This book was amazing from start to finish.” ~A is for Alpha B is for Books

At seventeen, Olivia Evans has her life mapped out. Work two part-time jobs, study hard during her senior year, and save enough money to get her own place. There’s no room in that plan for romance. If watching her mother’s serial relationship disasters taught her anything, it’s that getting attached to a man is a waste of time and a recipe for heartbreak.

When she meets nineteen-year-old street racer Logan Tanner, a guy as unique and compelling as the ’69 Mustang that purrs under his mechanic’s hands, her heart beats wildly against the walls she’s built around it.

From the moment the notorious playboy’s intense, hazel eyes lock with hers, everything in her world slides off-kilter. With every encounter, every touch, and finally, every kiss, Logan slips past all her defenses.

But the moment she stops running from the inevitable, every reason she’d resolved to hold men at arm’s length comes crashing down around her in an emotional, complicated–even dangerous–mess. Leaving her to decide if love is worth the hassle, or worth fighting for.

This page-turning, New Adult, stand-alone romance may best be described as One Tree Hill meets The Fast and the Furious. Expect action, drama, angst, love, passion, and more.


Title: The Fragile Line: Part One
Series: The Fragile Line Series #1
Author: Alicia Kobishop
Genre: New Adult Romance
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Love is the one emotion they just can’t shake off.

“This story has everything. There’s love, loss, desire, passion and so much warmth between Chloe and Matt. They understand each other. Their connection is fierce. Their passion is combustible….I was blown away.” ~Verna Loves Books

Part One of a Three-Part Story.
 
Chloe McCarthy has one rule when it comes to sex: one night, no strings. But for Logan Tanner, she made an exception.

Big mistake.

When he breaks off their ongoing friends-with-benefits arrangement for someone else, reality hits her hard. She’s all alone and plummeting toward rock bottom. Until she runs into the one guy who can always make her smile. Matt Langston—mechanic by day, bouncer by night, ripped-and-tattooed-hot 24/7.

Matt would know that pink-tipped platinum-blonde hair anywhere. It’s Chloe, doing a half-naked walk of shame. He knows she’s no saint. Then again, neither is he—but he’s no douchebag either. Her slumped shoulders and tear-stained cheeks ignite his protective instincts even as his better sense warns him she’s a threat to his no-drama lifestyle.

As their friendship deepens, however, mutual desire reaches the boiling point. Chloe’s body hungers for Matt as a lover—but the last thing she wants is to ruin the best thing that’s ever happened to her with the best sex of her life…

Warning: This romance is appropriate for age 18+ only.
*The Fragile Line is a spin-off to The Fine Line, told in an addicting three-part romance novella series, with each part building on the last.  Parts One, Two, and Three must be read in order.  Reading The Fine Line first is not necessary, but will provide a further introduction to the characters which may enhance the overall reading experience.


Title: The Fragile Line: Part Two
Series: The Fragile Line Series #2
Author: Alicia Kobishop
Genre: New Adult Romance
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The only way to have her heart’s desire is to risk losing it all.

“I absolutely loved this continuation of Matt & Chloe’s story! Again we get flawless writing, delicious angst, and scenes where the chemistry is super hot. When these two are together, you can feel their passion – they are perfect for each other.” ~Lori ~BF Bookies Book Blog
Part Two of a Three-Part Story

Chloe wants more than anything to FML—follow Matt’s lead. It feels right to be with him, even with his family. But in the past, every time she’s given her trust, it has torn a chunk out of her heart.

Things are moving too fast, but she feels powerless to put on the emotional brakes. She senses Matt is holding something back. Something that could spell the end of what they have.

Matt is ready to take the next step in his life. One dream calls to him with a once-in-a-lifetime career opportunity. The other—Chloe—sears his soul with eyes that tell him she’s not ready to follow.

Long ago, he gave forever love a chance and got burned in the most humiliating way imaginable. This time, the only thing he can offer is one night they can both look back on. And hope that one day, the warmth of that memory will draw her back into his arms.

Warning: This romance is appropriate for age 18+ only.

Title: The Fragile Line: Part Three
Series: The Fragile Line Series #3
Author: Alicia Kobishop
Genre: New Adult Romance
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When the last spark of hope fizzles, love can light the way home.

Part Three of a Three-Part Story

In her heart, Chloe knows she’s done the right thing to let Matt go. Her old life of clubbing, drinking, and hookups is over, but she isn’t finished growing into the person she wants to be, much less a woman who’s worthy of Matt’s love.

She’s not exactly moving on, but she’s moving forward. Until she catches a glimpse of Matt on TV as one of the cast of the American Muscle reality show. And that’s not all. He’s holding hands with his co-star, Dalton Davis’s beautiful daughter, Ava.

When Chloe walked away from Matt, he made a decision: he’d wait for her as long as it took. Meanwhile, he doesn’t see any harm pretending to be with Ava just to appease her father—at first. But he can’t pretend, not even for the cameras. Trouble is, Chloe has only seen half the story—the half that’s a lie.

It may take a tragedy to bring her close enough to tell her—and show her—the whole truth.

Warning: This romance is appropriate for age 18+ only.


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Have You Heard? The Series is Now Complete!

THE FRAGILE LINE: PART THREE
IS AVAILABLE NOW!!!

Please note!  The Fine Line, and The Fragile Line series will be getting a cover overhaul soon!  If you’d like to make sure you get a book with the current cover, now’s the time!  The current covers won’t be available much longer!

CLICK HERE for signed paperbacks!
CLICK HERE to sign up for the upcoming COVER REVEAL and REVIEW TOUR!

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 “When love is real, you stop being selfish.”

When Logan spoke those words to Chloe months ago, she didn’t understand them. But she gets it now.  She’s in love with Matt and will do anything to make sure he has the life he deserves.  After making one of the hardest decisions of her life, Chloe tries to start fresh.  She wants to be the person that Matt needs but she’s got a long way to go.  Change is never easy.

Matt knows the facts when it comes to his relationship with Chloe.  The timing sucks.  It’s all moving way too fast.  And they’re not ready for it.  But he loves her like crazy anyway.

If Chloe and Matt have learned anything from their pasts, it’s that love isn’t always enough to hold a relationship together.  Will the love they have for each other be strong enough to last?

*It is necessary to read The Fragile Line: Parts One and Two before starting Part Three of this invigorating, three-part, New-Adult Romance series.

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Author Note: 
The Fragile Line: Part Three has been re-edited as of December 21, 2016, by Eda Price Editing.  This is a newly enhanced, revised version.



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Matt gets the job offer of a lifetime. The only problem? He’d have to leave town just when his connection to Chloe is starting to intensify. He knows what he feels for her is more than just lust. Just like he knows that if he pushes their relationship too far, too fast, it will die before it ever has a chance to begin.

He only has one week to decide between his dream career, and the woman he can’t get out of his thoughts.

Chloe knows Matt is hiding something, and she is certain that whatever it is will cause their ultimate demise. In an attempt to delay the inevitable, she asks Matt to hold off on telling her what it is for one night.

A single night to relish in each other.
A night to savor the bond they’ve formed.
A night to make a memory that they can both look back on after all is said and done.

She’s already surrendered to the idea that they don’t have a future together. Will one night change her mind?

It is necessary to read The Fragile Line: Part One before starting Part Two of this invigorating, three part, New-Adult Romance series.  


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As if the new release isn’t news enough…I’ve got something else pretty incredible to share with you!

For the first time EVER, The Fine Line is available for FREE!
AND…
The Fragile Line: Part One is on sale for 99¢ too!
AND…
The new release?  Part Two of The Fragile Line Series?
THAT’s on sale for 99¢ as well!

All sales are available for a (very) limited time!

If you love new adult romance with the perfect blend of sexy and sweet, plus a savory helping of delicious angst, this is the perfect series for you!
Now is the time to add it to your eLibrary…before the sale ends!

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Let me guess…your social media feeds are so full of “content” that you barely see any of what’s important to you.  Maybe you’re lucky if you see 5% of what your friends, family, or pages actually post, and you’d rather read a good book than scroll through your Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram feeds to find the posts that actually interest you?

Trust me…I hear you.  And for those of you who are passionate about romance, I’d love to offer you TWO different ways to join a special group of readers who want to be the first to learn about my upcoming events, giveaways, latest news & book releases, appearances & signings, and exclusive excerpts and teasers.  Please feel free to become a part of either, or both, of these exciting new advantages!

I know what you’re thinking.  “What do I have to do to be a part of this awesome group of readers?”  The answer is NOTHING!  Just join.  That’s it.  I’d love for you to actively participate, but if you’d rather just watch the action, that’s totally okay!

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This group is for people who have experienced my books and want to connect with other readers who have participated in the same romantic adventures.  It’s a place for readers to share thoughts, graphics, or simply interact with each other and with me on a more personal level.  We’ll have polls, contests, exclusive excerpts, and weekly discussions.

And if you haven’t read my books yet, don’t worry!  I’d absolutely love for you to join!  Just beware…there might be spoilers…

The FB group was JUST launched yesterday!  First order of business is to choose the group name.  Yep, YOU get to vote on it!  Next up will be a cover photo contest!

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Of course, you are more than welcome to follow my Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram, too!  The newsletter and group will simply be a more effective way of staying in-the-know.

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Today is the day! The Fragile Line, Part One is available NOW!  I can’t wait for you to get to know Chloe and Matt…I had so much fun writing them!  Below is a little teaser from Chloe, and keep scrolling down to hear from Matt.  Yep, this book is told from both of their POV’s!  (Then, keep on a-scrollin’ for the giveaway).


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Synopsis

Recommended for ages 18+ due to strong language and sexual content.

Chloe McCarthy thought she had found the perfect guy.  Someone just as detached as she was when it came to love and commitment.  Someone who never pressured her for more than just sex.  But when she gets a little too comfortable with their arrangement, and he rejects her for someone else, it triggers heartbreaking memories that leave her questioning her resolve for a commitment-free life.  In a moment of self-pity, she calls on the one person who she knows will make her smile.

Matt Langston lives a drama-free life, and he wants to keep it that way.  Chloe McCarthy?   All drama.  Which is why he needs to stay away from her.  A mechanic by day and bouncer by night, he tries to focus on work, but the more he tries, the more she creeps into his thoughts and his dreams, until he realizes that he needs to get her out of his system once and for all.

The Fragile Line is a spin-off to The Fine Line, told in an addicting three-part romance novella series, with each part building on the last.  The series may be read alone, however, reading The Fine Line first will provide a further introduction to the characters which may enhance the overall reading experience.

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Excerpt from Chapter Six:

“Is it everything you hoped it would be?”  Chloe asked, as I took a bite of the most delicious bread I have ever tasted.

This bread was so good that the garlicy, buttery, orgasmic masterpiece of flavor in my mouth forced a long moan out of my throat.  “Oh, yeah.”  I mumbled with the bread still in my cheek.  “This is fucking incredible.”

The dark wooden table of our window booth was dimly lit by an overhanging lamp with a red shade.  For a small restaurant, Ricci’s had an inviting, casual atmosphere complete with old-time Italian music.  At this time of night, there were only a few other diners scattered about.  I would imagine the place would be closing up soon for the evening.

She leaned in and whispered, “What if I told you I know how to make it?”

That caught my attention…enough to stop chewing.  “Don’t tease me, woman.”

She leaned back and huffed in exasperation. “God, why are you so macho?  The name’s Chloe.  CH-L-O-EEE.”

I chuckled.  “If you say so.  I’ve gotta hear this.  How do you know how to make the bread?”

“I dated one of the cooks when I worked here.” She shrugged and took a bite of bread.

Should’ve known that.  But really?  Was that all she was going to give me?  “And…did the recipe just osmose from his brain to yours on a date?”

She gave me the stink eye.  “I told him I’d only go out with him if he gave me the recipe.  So he did.  And we went on a date.  And that was it.”

“Lemme guess.  He wasn’t your type.”

She shook her head.  “I don’t really have a type.  I like variety.”

I nodded with raised brows, keeping my mouth shut about the fact that she just fed into her promiscuous reputation.  Was she doing it on purpose?  Did she actually want people to think she was easy?  She seemed okay tonight.  Why did part of me want to believe her rep was BS?

“What about you?” she asked.  “How come I never see you with any girls?”

“I could ask you the same thing.  Why no steady boyfriend?  You’re sexy as hell.  If you dropped the bitch act, you could easily land some dude if you wanted to.”

There went my word vomit.  So much for keeping my mouth shut.  Luckily, she didn’t seem offended this time.

Instead, she forced out a humorless laugh. “Yeah, just not the one I want.”

I cocked a brow.

She rolled her eyes and took a sip of her lemonade.

“Maybe it’s not an act,” she continued.

I nodded in thought.  “Or, maybe it is.  You seem pretty cool now.  Not clingy or—” What’s a nice way to say ‘easy’? “—overly accessible.  It’s a nice change.  You should do it more often.”

Her face scrunched up.  “Maybe I just don’t like you.”

“Or.  Maybe you like me more than you think.”  I winked.

The waiter came with our plates, a Sirloin Marsala for me and a spaghetti with meatballs for her.  After grating Parmesan cheese over her plate, he asked the typical waiter question, “Is there anything else I can get for you two?”

I answered instantly, “More bread.”

The kid, who must’ve been fifteen or sixteen, eyed our full basket of bread, then looked back at me with a quizzical look on his face which kind of pissed me off.  I mean, I would’ve eaten it all up already if he wouldn’t have been so quick with our meals.  And I wanted leftovers.

“Please,” I said calmly.

“O…kay?  I’ll be back with that in a minute.”

Dipshit.

The steak was even better than the bread.  It literally melted in my mouth.  Chloe laughed when I moaned again at the taste, and I smiled, knowing that my mission for the night had just been accomplished.

We savored our meals quietly for a few minutes before she broke the silence, continuing our conversation.  “Maybe I’m not interested in anything serious with anyone.  Maybe taking what I want and being…less than nice…is the best way to make sure they don’t get all googly with me.”

“What the hell does ‘googly’ mean?”

“Come on, you know.”

I shook my head no.

“It’s the lovey-dovey look in someone’s eyes.  Whether it’s a boy or girl, man or woman, we all do it.  It’s the way someone looks at you when they want you to think they’re falling for you.  They look at you with ‘googly-eyes.’”

“Ha!  You seem like an expert.  Maybe your nickname should be ‘heartbreaker.’”

“Yeah, right.  I’ve only gotten that look from one person.  And I’m not the one who did the heart breaking in that situation.”

I nodded in understanding.  It couldn’t have been Logan.  He’s never felt that way about her.  My curiosity piqued.  “First love?”

“Yeah, I guess you could say that.”

She continued stuffing spaghetti into her face as if this conversation were over.  I cleared my throat to get her attention.  It worked because she looked up from her plate with a WTF look.  “Go on, Pink, spill it.  You know you want to.”

She laughed again.  Just a small one, but a laugh nonetheless.  It took her another moment before she finally started to talk.

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Title: The Fine Line

Genre: Mature YA/New Adult Contemporary Romance

What’s it about?  

When Liv Evans forms an unwanted connection to illegal street racer Logan Tanner, all her fears about love & loss come racing to the surface.  Find out if Liv & Logan have what it takes to make their relationship shine against all odds, or if history is destined to repeat itself.


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The Fragile Line: Part One COVER REVEAL & GIVEAWAY!

So many exciting things are happening this week!

First up is the COVER REVEAL for my latest release, The Fragile Line, which will be a 3-part novella series told in alternating POV’s.  Check it out below!

Part One is AVAILABLE NOW for PRE-ORDER on Amazon for 99¢!

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THE FRAGILE LINE, PART ONE

 A New Adult Contemporary Romance

Recommended for ages 17+ due to strong language and sexual content.

Chloe McCarthy thought she had found the perfect guy. Someone just as detached as her when it came to love and commitment. Someone who never pressured her for more than just sex. But when she gets a little too comfortable with their arrangement and he rejects her for someone else, it triggers heartbreaking memories that leave her questioning her resolve for a commitment free life. In a moment of self-pity, she calls on the one person who she knows will make her smile.

Matt Langston lives a drama-free life and he wants to keep it that way. Chloe McCarthy? All drama. Which is why he needs to stay away from her. A mechanic by day, and bouncer by night, he tries to focus on work but the more he tries to forget her, the more she creeps into his thoughts, and his dreams, until he realizes that he needs to get her out of his system once and for all.

The Fragile Line is a spin-off to The Fine Line, told in an addicting three part romance novella series, with each part building on the last. The series may be read alone, however, reading The Fine Line first will only enhance the reading experience.


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The Fragile Line – UPDATE, Synopsis, & Pre-Order!

For those of you who have been patiently waiting for the release of my next book, the wait is almost over! For many reasons, I have decided to release The Fragile Line (a spin-off to The Fine Line) in a 3-part novella series.  See the synopsis below to find out what it’s about!

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Synopsis

Recommended for ages 18+ due to strong language and sexual content.

Chloe McCarthy thought she had found the perfect guy.  Someone just as detached as her when it came to love and commitment.  Someone who never pressured her for more than just sex.  But when she gets a little too comfortable with their arrangement and he rejects her for someone else, it triggers heartbreaking memories that leave her questioning her resolve for a commitment free life.  In a moment of self-pity, she calls on the one person who she knows will make her smile.

Matt Langston lives a drama-free life and he wants to keep it that way.  Chloe McCarthy?   All drama.  Which is why he needs to stay away from her.  A mechanic by day, and bouncer by night, he tries to focus on work but the more he tries, the more she creeps into his thoughts, and his dreams, until he realizes that he needs to get her out of his system once and for all.

The Fragile Line is a spin-off to The Fine Line, told in an addicting three part romance novella series, with each part building on the last.  The series may be read alone, however, reading The Fine Line first will only enhance the reading experience.

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Crossing the Line Teaser

UPDATE 1/30/16!  The title “Crossing the Line” has been changed to “The Fragile Line.”  Add it to your Goodreads TBR HERE!

Just a quick update! It’s been a while since releasing The Fine Line, and I’m sure you’re wondering if I’m working on anything else.

The answer is yes! I’m still writing! It’s a slow process with everything else going on in life, but I am jumping between two writing projects at the moment. Spark (a new standalone), and Crossing the Line (A Fine Line novella).

Feel like some questions were left unanswered from The Fine Line? In Crossing the Line, it’ll all be laid out in detail from the one person who knows exactly what happened “that night.” But that’s only a small part of this story…. Liv and Logan will make appearances in this book, but it won’t be about them.

Haven’t read The Fine Line yet? Why the heck not? Go grab it now and enjoy a fun, quick-paced read tonight. Links are on the right side of this page.

Here’s a little teaser from Crossing the Line.

The only question now is…who’s the guy in the pic?

Enjoy! And please share if you feel inclined to! (Sharing is caring).

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