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.)
EXCERPT: Disclaimer: This is from the unedited version of the book, and is therefore subject to change or removal before publication.
“If you’re trying to hide, babe, then you’re failing. I can see you.” Aston’s words crawl over me in a smooth caress, making my throat dry up and my blood boil simultaneously.
“Why would I be hiding?” I sit up and look forward, determined not to meet his eyes.
He shrugs a shoulder carelessly, twirling a pen between his fingers. I catch his every movement from the corner of my eye. His eyes are burning into the side of my head – they’re begging me to turn, begging me to look.
“Because you want me so badly you can’t bear to see me,” he says in a dramatic tone with a touch of arrogance.
My back straightens. “Clearly someone has been feeding your ego again,” I reply dryly. “Because I don’t remember ever telling you I want you.”
His bicep brushes mine as he leans forward. “Is that so?” he asks, his voice low and barely perceptible.
I fight the urge to drop my eyes to the desk. “Damn right it is.”
A fingertip trails down the back of my arm, the tingling feeling making me fight against a shiver.
“I think you’re wrong,” he whispers. “Because I’m pretty sure you said you wanted me on Saturday night – right before you dug those nails of yours into my back and wrapped your pretty little legs around my waist.”
My head snaps round to him, and our faces are inches apart. His lips are curled in a slightly smug smile, and I hate the fact that’s where my eyes fell first. I drag them away from his mouth and across the sharp planes of his face until they meet his smoky eyes.
I remember why I didn’t want to look at him. His eyes have the power to entrance me and to break me. Right now it’s the former – the silvery hint at the edge of his iris pulling me in and holding me captive. I remember why, from the first touch of his lips against mine on Saturday night, nothing could have stopped us happening.
About the author:
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.
She likes to write about magic, kisses and whatever else she can fit into the story. Sarcastic, witty characters are a must. As are hot guys.
Emma is currently working too many books to even count – including Playing for Keeps, the companion book to New York Times and USA Today bestselling novel, The Love Game. She likes to be busy – unless busy involves doing the dishes, but that seems to when all the ideas come to life.
To celebrate the release of her newest book, Rachel Morgan had the great idea of doing a bloghop. Here are her words: “instead of just asking you all to do a generic announcement to tell the world that the book is available, I thought in addition to announcing the release of THE FAERIE PRINCE, you could also tell everyone who your favorite faerie tale prince is, and why :-) You can pick any prince/hero from any fairy tale, old or modern”
So, who is my favorite fairy tale prince?
I think I’m gonna go with a cliche answer and say Prince Adam (the Beast of Beauty and the Beast). I thought about Prince Eric of The Little Mermaid, but he’s just too nice lol I do like a little of bad boy on my princes ;)
It’s release day for The Faerie Prince, the second novel in the Creepy Hollow series! Woohoo! If you’re keen to read it, you can find it at the following places online:
Guardian trainee Violet Fairdale is just weeks away from one of the most important occasions of her life: graduation. After messing up big time by bringing a human into the fae realm, Vi needs to step up her game and forget about Nate if she hopes to graduate as the top guardian of her year. Everything would be fine if she wasn’t forced to partner with Ryn, her ex-friend, ex-enemy, current ‘sort of friend’. They might be trying to patch up their relationship, but does she really want to spend a week undercover with him for their final assignment? On top of that, the possibly insane Unseelie Prince is still on the loose, free to ‘collect’ as many specially talented faeries as he can find—and Vi is still at the top of his list. Add in faerie queens, enchanted storms, complicated not-just-friends feelings, and a murder within the Guild itself, and graduation is about to become the least of Vi’s problems.
|In celebration, The Faerie Guardian is on sale for a limited time!|
There will be a giveaway running from now until the end of the blog tour (Sun 9 June). A giveaway where FOUR people could win something! The prizes are a signed copy of The Faerie Prince (or The Faerie Guardian, should the winner prefer that), an Amazon gift card, a mini book pendant and necklace, and a Creepy Hollow pin badge. Check out the pic below!
Giveaway is open internationally
My friend Jaime Morrow came up with the WHAT’S UP WEDNESDAY meme about a month ago. Here’s her explanation about it: “It’s similar in some respects to the Currently… post, but it’s been whittled down to only four headings to make it quicker and more manageable on a weekly basis. You’re invited to join us if you’re looking for something to blog about, a way to let your blog friends know what’s been going on with you.”
I’ve been wanting to participate in it since then, but I don’t always feel like blogging, even with a detailed post outline. So, I don’t promise I’ll post every Wednesday, but I’ll try.
WHAT I’M READING
I’ve been reading a lot of NA lately (duh) and a bunch of contemporary too.
I just finished In the Air by Crystal Serowka. Being a former ballerina, anything with ballet in it catches my attention. The story was quite nice, but I think it lacked a bigger conflict during the climax. Other than that, I enjoyed the characters and the writing was clean and flowed nicely.
Tonight, I’ll start on the ARC of Eyre House by Cait Greer :)
WHAT I’M WRITING
I’m on the last stretch of Breaking the Reins. I should finish it with another 6-8k words, and that means it should be done by Friday, I hope.
Then, I plan on starting the second book on The Everlast Trilogy, which is still untitled. I hope that by the next What’s Up Wednesday post, I’ll tell you that I’m deep in plotting (or actually, revising and reworking the plot).
There are so many ideas in my head. I bet all writers/authors suffer of this “sickness” … but it’s good. Though I feel overwhelmed and feel like I have to write 10k words per day to be able to write ALL of my ideas (and it wouldn’t be enough), it’s better to have tons of ideas than none, in my opinion. However, it’s hard choosing one to focus on. I mean, my time is practically full until end of Aug/mid Sept writing and revising Everlast #2, but still, I can’t stop planning what I’ll write next … and that’s a huge fight between rewriting my Ancient Egypt story or my Gypsies story. Oh, and I have a couple of contemporary ideas too …
Ugh! Too much to write, too little time …
WHAT INSPIRES ME RIGHT NOW
The same things as always. Music.
I’m in love with all songs played on the TV series Beauty and the Beast. Two of them have been on repeat for quite some time around here: Sugar by Wanderhouse, and Nitesky by Robot Koch featuring John LaMonica.
WHAT ELSE I’VE BEEN UP TO
– My daughter’s school is still going strong. Her classes end on June 24th. Until then, I have only mornings to write, and, I don’t know, for being the beginning of the day, I spent a lot of time checking my emails and going over feedly, saying hi and morning to everyone on twitter … which takes away from my writing time. But that’s totally my fault, of course.
– I’m getting ready to spend Saturday at BEA! Can’t wait to meet so many writers and readers and bloggers! So exciting!
– I’m finally back with my exercise routine. Six times a week. Or seven, when I can. Though, I need to cut back on eating too much chocolate and bread and cake. Yum, it’s so hard. Oh, another hard thing? To say no to my dear glass of wine during dinner. Yeah, have been able to stay away from it … so far.
– We “inaugurated” the new house by having some friends over during the weekend. We had a great time :)
Now tell me, WHAT’S UP WITH YOU THIS WEEK?
Don’t forget to stop by Jaime’s post and check out the linky of the awesome writers who are participating of this meme!
Is she losing her mind or has she just stepped into a world she thought only existed in books?
Caught in a web of worried parents, competing boys, Wiccan relatives, protective amulets, and psychiatrist babble, Reagan must determine the truth before it’s too late.
Expected Publication Date: June 10, 2013
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About the Author
Tia Silverthorne Bach is an avid reader, sometimes runner, involved wife and mother, and rabid grammar hound in addition to being a multi-genre writer. Her three daughters were born in Chicago, San Diego, and Baltimore; and she feels fortunate to have called many places home. She’s the award-winning co-author ofDepression Cookies, a coming of age story written with her mother. Tia’s office is wherever her laptop takes her and any place that’s conducive to allowing a wild imagination like hers to flourish.