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Release Day Launch and Giveaway: Every Second with You: Lauren Blakely


Every Secod With You-Front CoverEVERY SECOND WITH YOU (No regrets #2)
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Expected Feb. 10, 2014

Every Second With You = Sex. Love. Addiction. Heartache. Pain. And Hope.

In the sequel to the bestselling new adult romance THE THRILL OF IT, Harley and Trey face new challenges that will make battling blackmail, sex addiction, and a virgin call girl past look easy… I used to think love was a lie. Now I know it’s real, powerful, and I don’t want to lose it…But my future scares me, and there’s no way this can be happening, especially since I’ve finally broken free from all the people who wanted pieces of me. I don’t even know how to start over, but I have to find a way. So when I discover what my mother’s been keeping from me, it doesn’t make me hate her. It gives me hope for a new life, outside of New York. But the ties that bind me to this city are so strong, sometimes they are chains. If only I could leave with…

Trey...

I will do anything for her. She owns me, heart, mind and body. But when Harley tells me this, I am rocked to the core, and terrified of what happens next. Especially when now it’s not her past that chases me, it’s someone from my own. And that someone is messing with my head when I’m trying to be strong for Harley. But all I really want is to escape with the girl I love…For the rest of our lives.

How can you move forward when the past keeps chasing you?  

EVERY SECOND WITH YOU will be just $2.99 from now until a week after release, in which the price will rise to $3.99.



See Kim's 5 star review on yesterday's blog tour post!

I have so much love for this book and series. I have been waiting for this book since the moment I finished The Thrill of It. And the wait was worth it. 

Trey and Harley are back in the ugly beautiful they found and worked for in The Thrill of It, and even though they found that beautiful, life goes on, and new challenges arise. Both characters are faced with specters of their pasts, the pasts they thought they had left behind. 

The good parts of their life are full of sweet. Those everyday type moments of connection and chemistry are all over this story. Both Harley and Trey had difficult journey’s they’ve traveled to get to this point, so seeing their quiet moments (or at least private, if not quiet) reinforces the confidence they have in each other. 

Each time something comes up, Trey and Harley have to work to maintain the progress they’ve made in battling their addictions and moving past the hurt and ugliness they have climbed through. From the secret Harley learns at in Thrill of It, to one of Harley’s former clients, to a blast from Trey’s past they each have their individual challenges to overcome as well as those they face as a couple. But I loved that even in the face of challenges and surprises, Harley and Trey remembered to turn to each other for support rather than run away. Yes, there were a couple points where each character tries to avoid an issue, or revert to their addict patterns, but ultimately they turn to each other for support and help. I never found myself frustrated with the characters here either. Their personalities, actions, and reactions are so true to the characters that nothing they did struck me as off or forced. This whole story flowed effortlessly (at least on the part of the plot -- the characters had plenty of struggles). 

I felt like Trey especially had a lot to overcome in this book. His fears really drive a lot of his reactions for much of the book. His low points had me aching along with him. Maybe even more than he was, since part of his m.o. was to shut down and avoid and as an observer, I couldn’t do that. I don’t think I felt fear and pain from Harley quite the same way. Maybe because she had already moved past a lot of the hard events from the first book and when she faced her struggles in this book she faced them head on, proactively, with a strength we hadn’t seen from her before.

There was so much going on throughout this book, it almost felt like a several novellas grouped together. Between the family tension and secrets, and outside threats, there was something new coming up for the couple as soon as they resolved one problem, another popped up to take their attention. There were appearances by Cam, Kelsey and Jordan again in supporting roles, as well as both’s parents, but this really was truly Harley and Trey’s journey and the focus stayed on them. From the moment I started reading I didn’t want to put this down. (And even before I started reading it took a lot of effort not to read it before I had the time to give it.) 

Thanks to Lauren Blakely for providing me with an arc copy in exchange for an honest review. 

THE START OF US(No regrets #0.5)
A FREE prequel novella to The Thrill of It

A new adult story of First Times. Last Times. Connections. And No Regrets...

I only wanted a tattoo. A mark on my body to remind me of who I used to be. Something to hold onto when I started my penance for all the things I’d done wrong, the bad choices I’d made by the time I turned nineteen. Instead, I found a night of possibility, of truth, of hope for the future. And the most intense physical connection I’ve ever had.

The only one I’ve ever had, and one I will never forget.

Trey...

When she walked into my tattoo shop, I knew she was like me. Harley had secrets. She had a messed-up past, and things she wanted to run from, or forget ever happened. I couldn’t let her go. So we agreed on one night – to spend it together wandering around the city, getting to know each other, the clock ticking because we knew tomorrow would bring an end to the possibility of an us.

Unless tonight was only the start.

How can one night be the start of something when tomorrow it has to end?




THE THRILL OF IT (No Regrets #1)
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A new adult story of Love. Sex. Addiction. Manipulation. Blackmail. And Power...

Some say love can be an addiction. Others say it’s the thing that makes life worth living. 

Let me tell you everything I know about love…

Love isn’t patient, love isn’t kind. Love is a game, a chase. A thrill. Love is wild and war-like, and every man and woman must fight for themselves. 

At least that’s how it was for me. 

A high-priced virgin call girl by the time I started college, I was addicted to love and to sex. 

Even though I’ve never had either. 

I controlled love, played it, and held the world in the palm of my hands. 

Then I fell down from those highs, and I’m being blackmailed for all my mistakes, forced to keep secrets from everyone, except the only guy I don’t regret.

Trey...

With all the other women, I knew what they were. They were temporary.

They were pills, they were bottles, they took away all the pain, and numbed the awful memories that wore away at my ragged, wasted heart.

Until I met Harley. 

She’s the only girl I ever missed when she walked away. But now she’s back in my life, every day, and there are no guarantees for us, especially since I don’t know how to tell her my secrets. What happened to my family. All I know is she’s the closest I’ve ever come to something real, and I want to feel every second of it.



 

Lauren Blakely writes sexy contemporary romance novels with heat, 
heart, and humor, and her books have appeared on the New York Times, USA Today, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and iBooks bestseller lists. Like the heroine in FAR TOO TEMPTING, she thinks life should be filled with family, laughter, and the kind of love that love songs promise. Lauren lives in California with her husband, children, and dogs. She loves hearing from readers! Her novels include Caught Up In Us, Pretending He's Mine, Playing With Her Heart, Trophy Husband, and Far Too Tempting. On November 21, she'll release the edgy new adult novel THE THRILL OF IT. She also writes for young adults under the name Daisy Whitney.

We will be giving away a $25 Gift Card, a signed copiy of EVERY SECOND WITH YOU and a limited edition bookmark for one winner. The embed code is below for you.


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Scavenger Hunt Giveaway:

This is a scavenger hunt for EVERY SECOND WITH YOU by Lauren Blakely. To play - all you have to do is track to down blogs where Every Second With You is featured during release week, and you can be entered to win a Kindle Fire.

You can find the key to the treasure on my Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/LaurenBlakelyBooks and the key is a pinned post with a list of the blogs featuring the book.

Step 1: Visit those blogs and search for Every Second With You on them (you can go to the blog's web site or the blog's facebook page)


Step 2: Copy the link of each place you find EVERY SECOND WITH YOU featured on a blog and share it on your facebook page. Then, paste the links where you found the post and where your shared it in this form. (Keep a copy of the URL to this form so you can update it throughout the week.) Please number your entries. You get 1 entry for sharing the link where you found it and 1 entry for sharing it on your facebook page.

Step 3: Leave a message on the blog where you found my book featured for an additional entry.

The person who submits the most verified links/entries by Monday, 2/17/14 at 9 am US Eastern time (which means that you went and you posted on that blog, and shared the links on your facebook page) will win a Kindle Fire HD (or for international participants...the egift card equivalent in US dollars).


Easy peasy!

Winner will be announced on Monday, February 17, 2014 at 9 pm US Eastern time


If more than one person has the same number of verified links a winner will be chosen randomly from those top contributors.

Entry Form:


2 comments:

  1. It's so nice to read in reviews that even though there is a lot going on in this series, the story isn't lost. Thanks, Lauren.

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