Sunday, June 23, 2013

Playing For Keeps -Happy Release Day!!

So, today on the blog I've got some release day fun from the ever amazing Emma Hart! I'm sure the by now you have all read The Love Game, but today she has released the companion novel in the Series Playing For Keeps!! And Good Lord is it steamy! As if the cover isn't proof enough that it is hot, hot, HOT! 

Here is the blurb for those of you tougher ones who weren't quite sold by that amazing cover:

From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Emma Hart, comes the second book in The Game series, and the story everyone wanted after The Love Game…
She's in love with him.
He's trying not to love her.
One night changes everything.

Aston Banks never meant to get close to Megan Harper – not even for that one night. Haunted by a childhood he refuses to face, he knew she could break through every wall he’d ever built and tear them down without even realising she was doing it. 

Betraying Braden by starting a relationship with Aston wasn’t on Megan’s to-do list, but the second she sees a glimpse of someone other than the arrogant ass she’s come to know, she can’t walk away. 

Aston’s childhood is worse than Megan ever guessed, but as he tries and fails to push her away, it’s clear her love is stronger than the demons that cling to him every day. And now, because of it, he finally has to deal with what he’s buried deep down. 

What he doesn’t want to face. What he’s fought against for so long. 

And they have to do it all without Braden finding out.

Keeping a relationship secret has never been harder. 

**This book can be read as a standalone novel, but reading The Love Game (The Game, #1) beforehand is advised.**

And for those of you crazy ones who need further proof:



“You okay?”
I shake my head. “No. Every time. Every fucking time he brings her up. I thought he wouldn’t in front of you, but he did.”
“He has his own pain,” she says softly. “It doesn’t excuse it, but he does. He feels guilty for what happened to you – that he couldn’t stop it.”
My mind reels for a second and I look down at her. “He told you that?”
She nods, letting her hand drop from my back and standing in front of me. I stop.
“You’ve never let him tell you.” She reaches up and cups my face. “He hurts, too, Aston. You both hurt. It’s not something that will go away, but you can’t let it rule your lives. If you let pain rule you you’ll get lost in it.”
“What if I’m already lost?”
“You’re not lost. You’re hiding, but you’re not lost. I won’t let you get lost.”
I let my hands come up and rest on her back, pulling her into me. “What if there’s no map?”
“Then I’ll get lost with you,” she whispers. “I won’t let you let them win, Aston. I won’t let you get sucked in by those demons. I won’t let that happen. I care too much.”
And she does. I can hear it in her voice. 
She wraps her arms around my neck, and I hold her to me tighter, our foreheads resting against each other. 
“I’ll try, Megs,” I promise. “I can’t say I won’t, but as long as you’re here, I think I’ll be okay.”
“And you’ll talk to your Gramps? Just once?”
“I’ll think about it. How about we just focus on stopping me from getting lost for a bit?” 
“You just need a place to aim for, that’s all. You need a place to go to.”
“Go on then.” I smile. “Give me a place.”
“Okay.” She pauses for a second, closing her eyes and chewing her lip.
“I’m waiting…” I tease her.
Her blue eyes open, shocking me with their vitality. “Aim for the moon, because even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars.”
“I don’t need to aim for the sky. The only star I’ll ever need is standing right in front of me.” I brush my lips over hers. “Maybe the place I need to aim for is nowhere other than where I am right now.”
“Maybe I’d go with you wherever you ended up.”
“Maybe I’d never ask that of you.”
“Maybe you wouldn’t need to ask. Maybe you’ll never need to ask me for anything, because I’ll always be here.”

She has released the first chapter on her website and I can promise you this, once you read it you wont want to stop!

She has also shared the playlist that she put together while writing this book! These are always my favorites :)

Here is the cover for the first book in the series:

Steamy, right?! If you haven't purchased that one yet you can do so here:

Here is a little bit about THE AMAZING Emma Hart:

By day, New York Times and USA Today bestselling New Adult author Emma Hart dons a cape and calls herself Super Mum to a terrible two year old and growing bump, due September 2013. By night, she drops the cape, pours a glass of juice and writes books. 
Emma is working on Top Secret projects she will share with her followers and fans at every available opportunity. Naturally, all Top Secret projects involve a dashingly hot guy who likes to forget to wear a shirt, a sprinkling (or several) of hold-onto-your-panties hot scenes, and a whole lotta love. 
She likes to be busy - unless busy involves doing the dishes, but that seems to be when all the ideas come to life.

Find Emma online at:
Twitter: @EmmaHartAuthor

Be sure to follow Emma Hart online to keep up with the fun release week book blitz she has going on!

Saturday, June 22, 2013


The indie author community is so close knit! I love to see authors helping other authors. Even those, like me, who haven't chosen to publish anything yet. Everyone is so supportive of one another. It's the most refreshing thing I've ever seen!

That being the case I decided that I want this little blog to be about more than myself and all of my struggles and triumphs. I want to help support!

Thursday, June 13, 2013

My Inspiration

Friday of last week I finally finished my story! Eeeppp!!! I wrote nonstop for five days, 20,000 words in total. It was amazing.

I got a confident boost like you wouldn't believe. Its amazing what simply finishing something like that can do for you. It has been my dream since I was a child.

I'm not too concerned with publishing right now, as I stated before, I just want to make my story the best that it can be. Although I have finished the first draft, I still feel as though its full potential hasn't been explored and I'm excited to get in there and get my hands dirty!