WoW #109 - Suspicion

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

Title: Suspicion
Author: Alexandra Monir

Expected Publication: November 11, 2014

Summary:

Mysterious. Magnificent. Creepy. Welcome to Rockford Manor.
"There's something hidden in the Maze." Seventeen-year-old Imogen has never forgotten the last words her father said to her seven years ago, before the blazing fire that consumed him, her mother, and the gardens of her family's English country manor.
Haunted by her parents' deaths, Imogen moves to New York City with her new guardians. But when a letter arrives with the news of her cousin's untimely death, revealing that Imogen is now the only heir left to run the estate, she returns to England and warily accepts her role as duchess.
All is not as it seems at Rockford, and Imogen quickly learns that dark secrets lurk behind the mansion's aristocratic exterior, hinting that the spate of deaths in her family were no accident. And at the center of the mystery is Imogen herself--and Sebastian, the childhood friend she has secretly loved for years. Just what has Imogen walked into?

Why I am lurking on this: I guess I'm pretty taken with mazes, for one, so I think the cover is just right. And then, there's the duchess title, the fire, new guardians, and the secret hidden in the maze. It sounds all kinds of amazing, and I can't wait to read it! =)

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[Blog Tour] Adrian Lessons

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About the Author

L.A. Rose recently made it out of college alive and with an English degree. She's a habitual beach bum and a not-exactly-recovered romance addict. She's also plucked up the courage to become an indie author! ADRIAN LESSONS, a New Adult contemporary romance to be released on August 25th, is her first book - if you don't count the ones she wrote before she finally came up with something publishable. (She prefers not to.)

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About Adrian Lessons

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If there’s one thing Cleo Reynolds knows, it’s that she’s not into Adrian King.
The son of a model with the looks to prove it, the experienced author of her school newspaper’s sex advice column, the cocky playboy with a hint of darkness. That Adrian King.
Nope. Nuh-uh. No way.
The problem is, he’s very into her.
After accidentally flashing him, and slightly-less-accidentally-but-still-totally-unintentionally making out with him in front of the whole class, she expects to be called crazy. Instead, he asks her out.
Cleo’s determined not to end up as another notch on his bedpost. Except she hasn’t done…you know…it in a while. (Read: ever.) And as a girl who pays her tuition by writing all the sex scenes in her roommate’s bestselling romance series, the lack of inspiration has served up a fat slice of writer’s block.
Until her roommate proposes that Cleo and Adrian act out all the steamy scenes in her book.
It’s just research. No feelings involved.
Nope. Nuh-uh.
No way.

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EXCERPT

"Christ," Adrian finally mutters after a good half minute of staring at my body. He runs his hand through his hair.

I’m not saying my grand plan is to make him so worked up he’ll have to satisfy me. And then I can move on with my life.

I’m not saying that’s my plan, but if it were, I’d be an evil genius.

"You too," I smirk, trailing my fingers down my bare waist. "That shirt looks expensive. Wouldn’t want to mess it up."

Not taking his eyes from me, he pulls his shirt off, back over front in that casual way boys have. I gasp. Doves zoom overhead, sprinkling golden confetti. A chorus of angels sing. Okay, not all that actually happens, but it’s the first time I’ve seen him shirtless.

And that chest deserves some fanfare.

His torso is tan, lithe and strong, the hard contours of a six-pack-verging-on-eight-pack begging to be licked. Every ounce of him is sculpted, refined. Just looking at him floods my abdomen with tension. There’s a swirling tattoo on the left side of his ribs, but I’m too busy thinking about how I want to mount his torso on my mantelpiece like a serial killer to dwell on it.

My roommate looks between us, her eyes narrowed. "You two seem to be getting along much better today."

If by 'getting along' she means 'staring at each other with enough sexual tension to hoist the Titanic from the bottom of the sea' then yes.

"Remember, guys," she says. "Last time was more about the romance between the characters. Their first kiss. This is purely sexual."

At the words 'purely sexual', a shiver grips my spine. I think Adrian might be similarly affected, because he hardens all over. And I mean all over.

"Come on, then," I muster up the courage to say, fingering the lacy edge of my panties. "Inspire me."

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[Tour Review] Rebekah L. Purdy: The Winter People

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Rebekah Purdy grew up in Michigan, where she spent many late nights armed with a good book and a flashlight. When not hiding at her computer and getting lost in her stories, she enjoys reading, singing, soccer, swimming, football, camping, playing video games and hanging out with her kids. She loves the unexplainable like Bigfoot, the Dogman, and the Loch Ness Monster (lots of good story material)! She admits to still having all the books she bought throughout her childhood and teen years, and she may or may not have an obsession with anything chocolate…

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English \ eARC, 351 pages
Debut: September 2, 2014
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Snuck from Janina @ Synchronized Reading
Read: August 18-21, 2014

Salome Montgomery fears winter—the cold, the snow, the ice, but most of all, the frozen pond she fell through as a child. Haunted by the voices and images of the strange beings that pulled her to safety, she hasn't forgotten their warning to "stay away." For eleven years, she has avoided the winter woods, the pond, and the darkness that lurks nearby. But when failing health takes her grandparents to Arizona, she is left in charge of maintaining their estate. This includes the "special gifts" that must be left at the back of the property.
Salome discovers she’s a key player in a world she’s tried for years to avoid. At the center of this world is the strange and beautiful Nevin, who she finds trespassing on her family’s property. Cursed with dark secrets and knowledge of the creatures in the woods, his interactions with Salome take her life in a new direction. A direction where she'll have to decide between her longtime crush Colton, who could cure her fear of winter. Or Nevin who, along with an appointed bodyguard, Gareth, protects her from the darkness that swirls in the snowy backdrop. An evil that, given the chance, will kill her.

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Me, my Shelf, and I

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Me, my Shelf, and I is my version of a weekly recap post, and also a feature to tell you more about myself. What exactly I am doing, you can see here.

ME ... vivacious?

Definition: "happy and lively in a way that is attractive"

Well, I guess that's something one should ask others about, but yes, I think I am vivacious when I am in a good mood. I'm a couch potato often, and like to crawl into my whole and be alone. But when things get me in a good mood and I'm going out into the world with it, I try (mostly successful, I think) to be contagious with it. =)

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Nothing again this week. I am keeping to the book buy ban, but it gets harder to resist, I have to admit that. I'm at 11/50 now.

Posts of last week:

Monday - TBR: August Finds
Waiting on Wednesday: Stranger
Friday - Reivew: All Hallows' Moon by S.M. Reine

Planned posts for next week:

Monday - Review | Blog Tour: The Winter People by Rebekah L. Purdy
Tuesday - Blog Tour: Adrian Lessons by L.A. Rose
Waiting on Wednesday: #109
Friday - Review: Long Night Moon by S.M. Reine
Sunday: Me, my Shelf, and I

and I

... had a bad week with two days of migrane, you know what, and all rain. Urgs. But it's supposed to be a bit better today, Sunday, which is also my mother's birthday, so we'll be celebrating. At least a little, since my parents just got home from vacation, so all the preparations are on me and my sister, and they are probably exhausted from the drive home, but yeah. At least a little with coffee and cake. =) ... was the plan, but the weather is still ugly and I managed, despite my best efforts, to get my boyfriend's flu. So no going to coffee and cake for us, since my dad is infamous for catching every little bug someone brings in. I plan to make pancakes for coffee for us, though. Found a very yummy recipe, since you can't just buy pancake batter over here.

Yesterday, we met an old friend. She's about to have her final exams, then she's a vet. She's always been good with animals, so this is her dream job, and I'm totally happy for her if she makes it. =) Before we met for dinner, we did a little repairs on a carport of a friend's, so we weren't exactly out in the rain, and it was still rather warm, and I got to glaze wood panels. Was nice, so I didn't feel all useless between the guys doing the actual work of measuring, cutting, etc. x) Also, I got to babysit my godson, he's getting really cute now! He was totally happy playing with me for a whole hour. =)


S.M. Reine: All Hallows' Moon

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Series: Seasons of the Moon 2
English \ eBook, 190 pages
Debut: September 5, 2011
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Read: August 27-28, 2014
2014 Fur & Fangs Reading Challenge

Rylie survived becoming a werewolf at great cost. She moves to her aunt’s ranch in the hopes she can enroll in a new high school and quietly continue her life... with a few distinct changes. She transforms into a beast every new and full moon and struggles to control her murderous urges.
Without many werewolves left, it’s hard to stay in hiding. A family of hunters -- Eleanor, Abel, and Seth -- recognize the signs and follow Rylie to her new home. They want to stop her before she murders someone, and the only way to do it is with a silver bullet. Seth soon realizes the werewolf is Rylie, the one monster he failed to kill. Worse yet, he’s still in love with her.
Torn between family and love, Rylie struggles to reconcile her feelings and control the wolf within while Seth fights to do what’s right. But what is right-- obeying desire or duty?

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