Friday, 3 July 2015

Review: Through the Ever Night - Veronica Rossi

Worlds kept them apart. Destiny brought them together.

Aria has struggled to build a life for herself outside Reverie. It hasn't been easy adjusting to life in the wilderness, but the struggle has been worth it with Perry by her side.

But Perry has other challenges. His people are looking to him for answers. Answers about what happened to his nephew, and what's happening to their world. And they don't trust the privileged Aria, one of the enemy, in her midst.

Soon Perry'll be forced to choose between the tribe that looks to him for leadership and the girl that looks to him for love.

Under the Never Sky series:
Roar and Liv (Novella)
Under the Never Sky
Through the Ever Night
Brooke (Novella)
Into the Still Blue

Visit Veronica Rossi's website for more information.

Review:
After really enjoying Under the Never Sky I was excited to continue reading about Aria and Perry's journey in Through the Ever Night. This story picks up immediately after the last one ended and I was thrilled to see Aria and Perry reunited. Of course, that doesn't mean things are going to be easy for them as a couple. In fact, they're going to have to face a lot of adversity, especially from the rest of Perry's tribe, when he tries to bring Aria home with him.

For me this series is all about the characters, we've seen them both grow up a lot since the beginning and I'm loving the people they have become. Perry has taken full responsibility for his tribe, it's something that sits heavily on his shoulders but he will do whatever is necessary to protect his people. He isn't perfect and makes some pretty major mistakes but you always know his heart is in the right place and it's very difficult to fault him because of that. I love that he isn't afraid to ask for advice from people with more experience than him but that he still trusts his instincts even when it means making difficult decisions. There was a moment towards the middle of the book where he had me worried but I should have trusted Veronica Rossi and I was pleased with the way things worked out in the end.

Aria has also come a long way since the beginning of the series, she is much more confident in her abilities and has come to accept who and what she is. She has worked hard training with both Perry and Roar and is very much a survivor but also someone who is willing to fight for what she believes in. She has Perry's back but she doesn't want to make life more difficult for him and when the rest of the tribe turn against her she makes the hard choice because she knows that Perry won't be able to. As much as I adore Aria and Perry as a couple I also absolutely love the friendship between her and Roar. They have become almost like brother and sister and I love seeing how close they are and how they are always there for each other. It isn't often that we see true boy / girl friendships in YA, especially ones where there isn't even a hint of romance between them and I think that just makes what Aria and Roar have even more special. I love that the author hasn't introduced a love triangle here, that's such an overused trope so it's great to see someone go against the grain.

I don't want to say too much about what happens in this story but there are some surprising twists that you definitely won't see coming. We get to catch up with some of my favourite side characters from the first book (Cinder and Marron in particular) as well as spend time with some new faces. There are shocking and absolutely heartbreaking moments (that I'm still hoping will be resolved in the final book!) as well as some really sweet and emotional scenes. I'm just loving this series and can't wait to see how Veronica Rossi ties everything together in Into the Still Blue.

Source: Purchased

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Review: Roar and Liv - Veronica Rossi

Before Perry and Aria, there was Roar and Liv.

After a childhood spent wandering the borderlands, Roar finally feels like he has a home with the Tides. His best friend Perry is like a brother to him, and Perry's sister, Liv, is the love of his life. But Perry and Liv's unpredictable older brother, Vale, is the Blood Lord of the Tides, and he has never looked kindly on Roar and Liv's union. Normally, Roar couldn't care less about Vale's opinion. But with food running low and conditions worsening every day, Vale's leadership is more vital—and more brutal—than ever. Desperate to protect his tribe, Vale makes a decision that will shatter the life Roar knew and change the fate of the Tides forever.

Under the Never Sky series:
Roar and Liv (Novella)
Under the Never Sky
Through the Ever Night
Brooke (Novella)
Into the Still Blue

Visit Veronica Rossi's website for more information.

Review:
Although Roar and Liv is technically a prequel to Under the Never Sky and can be read by people who aren't familiar with the series I'd actually recommend reading the book first because I think you'll get more out of the novella if you're familiar with the characters. In fact, for the purpose of this review I'm actually going to assume that you have already read Under the Never Sky so be aware that there will be (hopefully minor) spoilers if you haven't.

I loved Roar's character from the minute he was introduced in Under the Never Sky so of course I jumped at the chance to read a story from his point of view, especially because it meant we would finally get the chance to meet the love of his life Liv. We already knew how much he cared about her and how desperate he has been to try and find her after she ran away but it was brilliant to get a glimpse into the beginning of their relationship and see just how great they are together first hand. We also get to see more of Perry's childhood and watch the three friends grow up together which was a really nice addition to the series.

If you've read the first book then there aren't really any surprises in Roar and Liv's story, we already knew how things would pan out for them but I still really enjoyed getting to know Liv's character and filling in the missing details about what happened with her on the journey to the Northern Blood Lord. If you're a fan of the series then this novella is well worth reading and I'm glad I took a chance and bought it.

Source: Purchased

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Review: What Piper Needs - Amanda Abbott

Piper and Michael Collins have it all. They’re in love, both have successful jobs, live in a nice neighborhood, and have a great sex life—that is, up until recently. Over the past six months everything has started to drag. Even though they’ve led an “extracurricular” lifestyle for a long time, things have gotten boring.

Piper decides to liven up her marriage in a big way, which she does with a little encouragement from her pal Caroline at their weekly STD happy hours. She jumps in and sparks between she and Michael fly. First with hot selfies, office sex, and later with some much needed risk-taking.

From there, Piper and Michael make a Top Ten Sex List and start ticking off their wildest fantasies. Piper becomes fearless--the things that made her panic in the past no longer holding her back--but when they both arrive at Michael's number ten, is Piper really ready?

*This book is super steamy hot, filled with out-of-the-box moments. The book contains: explicit sex, hardcore toys, and group sex.

Pushing the Boundaries Series:
What Caroline Wants
What Piper Needs
What Emma Craves (July 2015)
What Gillian Desires (Winter 2015)

Sexy Singles Series:
(This is a spin off from the Pushing the Boundaries series)
Sunkissed (Fall 2015)

Visit Amanda Abbott's website for more information

Review:
After loving the first book in Amanda Abbott's Pushing the Boundaries series I couldn't wait to get hold of What Piper Needs. This series is hot as hell and considering Piper is much more aware of her own sexuality than Caroline was I just knew this book was going to raise the heat levels and I definitely wasn't disappointed.

I loved the friendship between Piper and Caroline in the first book and it was great to see that they are continuing to support each other in this one. The pair meet up every week to chat about life, love and of course sex and I can't tell you how much I enjoy this side to the story, especially now they've started adding some other faces to the mix including the heroine of the next book Emma. I'm all for stories that show positive female relationships, there is no competition between these women and no petty jealousy just genuine friendship and welcome support. These girls can talk to each other about anything and reading about them is like sitting down with your own girlfriends for an evening of wine, gossip and giggling.

Of course the most important relationship in the story is between Piper and her husband Michael and I thought they were a fantastic couple. They have been together for ten years and are obviously still head over heels in love. After such a long time together they have noticed that even with their extracurricular lifestyle things have started to get a little stale in the bedroom, they enjoy being with each other but they've lost that magical spark from the early days of their relationship. I loved that they are both willing to talk about their needs and desires, there are no secrets between them and they are very open about what is and isn't working for them. To spice things up they decide to write a list of their top ten fantasies and we get to share the fun as they work their way through them!

If you thought What Caroline Wants was hot you've not seen anything yet and What Piper Needs is absolutely off the charts! This series is going from strength to strength and I absolutely can't wait to get my hands on a copy of What Emma Craves. One last thing, if you're enjoying this series make sure you check out Amanda Abbott's website where she has posted a couple of free bonus scenes for your enjoyment!

Source: Received from the author in exchange for an honest review

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Winners: What Piper Needs - Amanda Abbott


I'm excited to announce the winners of my latest giveaway today with the help of Rafflecopter.

First I want to apologise for being so incredibly late posting this. I know the giveaway ended ages ago but life got in the way this month and I've been completely off my blogging game!

Anyway, these 7 lucky winners will all be receiving an ebook copy of What Piper Needs by Amanda Abbott:

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Congratulations to you all! I have passed your details on to Amanda Abbott's assistant so you should receive your copies of the book soon!

Thanks so much to Amanda Abbott for sponsoring these giveaway & thanks to everyone who entered. I'm sorry if you didn't win but I'll have more giveaways coming up soon so make sure you check back for another chance to win prizes. In fact, check back in about 10 minutes for the chance to win a copy of book 2 in this series!!

Wednesday, 1 July 2015

May & June 2015 Recap


I know it's been very quiet around here lately, we had some bad news as a family at the beginning of June and I've just not been in the mood to spend much time online. I have been doing plenty of reading though so if I can get my brain in gear to start writing reviews then I will have loads of posts coming soon for you all.

I have a couple of reviews lined up over the next week & I'm going to try and keep the momentum going and get back to normal throughout July. I think this is the first time since I started blogging in January 2010 that I've taken more than a week off & I have missed it so it's good to be back :o)

Books read in April but reviewed in May:
(Links will take you to my reviews)
  1. Darkness Falls - Keri Arthur (Read in February, reviewed in May)
  2. Revenant - Larissa Ione (Read in February, review coming soon)
  3. Lion's Share - Rachel Vincent (Read in February, review coming soon)
  4. Warm Up - V.E. Schwab (Short Story) (Read in February, review coming soon)
  5. Vicious - V.E. Schwab (Read in March, review coming soon)
  6. Fairest - Marissa Meyer (Read in March, reviewed in May)
  7. About A Dragon - G.A. Aiken (Read in March, reviewed in May)
  8. Ember - Bettie Sharpe (Novella) (Read in March, review coming soon)
  9. Dead Heat - Patricia Briggs (Read in March, review coming soon)
  10. Hard as You Can - Laura Kaye (Read in March, reviewed in May)
  11. Lover Unleashed - J.R. Ward (Read in April, review coming soon)
  12. Truckers - Terry Pratchett (Read in April, reviewed in May)
  13. Breaking Nova - Jessica Sorensen (Read in April, review coming soon)
  14. A Court of Thorns and Roses - Sarah J Maas (Read in April, reviewed in May)
  15. Once Pure - Cecy Robson (Read in April, reviewed in May)
  16. Alien Separation - Gini Koch (Read in April, reviewed in May)
  17. Marked - Sue Tingey (Read in April, reviewed in May)
  18. Fate's Edge - Ilona Andrews (Read in April, reviewed in May)
Books read in May:
(Links will take you to my reviews)
  1. Poppy in the Field - Mary Hooper
  2. Heaven Can't Wait - Pamela Clare (Novella) (review coming soon)
  3. Steel's Edge - Ilona Andrews (review coming soon)
  4. What a Dragon Should Know - G.A. Aiken (review coming soon)
  5. Unremembered - Jessica Brody (I re-read this book but the link takes you to my original review)
  6. Inside HBO's Game of Thrones: Seasons 3 & 4 - C.A. Taylor
  7. End of Days - Susan Ee
  8. Unforgotten - Jessica Brody (review coming soon)
  9. Heap House - Edward Carey
  10. Beyond Innocence - Kit Rocha
  11. Salvation - Robin Covington
  12. Magic Burns - Ilona Andrews (I re-read this book but the link takes you to my original review)
  13. What Caroline Wants - Amanda Abbott
  14. In Bed with Mr. Wrong - Katee Robert
  15. His to Keep - Katee Robert (Novella)
  16. Falling for His Best Friend - Katee Robert
  17. Master of the Opera - Jeffe Kennedy (Serialised Novel) (review coming soon)
  18. War's Passion - Lia Davis (review coming soon)
  19. Equal Rites - Terry Pratchett
  20. Saint Anything - Sarah Dessen (review coming soon)
  21. Let it Ride - Vivian Arend (review coming soon)
  22. Come Home to Me - Jessica Scott (Novella) (review coming soon)
  23. Shards of Hope - Nalini Singh (review coming soon)
  24. Magic Strikes - Ilona Andrews (I re-read this book but the link takes you to my original review)
  25. In the Air Tonight - Lori Handeland (review coming soon)
  26. Misery's Way - J.C. Daniels (Novella) (review coming soon)
  27. An Ember in the Ashes - Sabaa Tahir (review coming soon)
Books read in June:
(Links will take you to my reviews)
  1. What Piper Needs - Amanda Abbott (review coming soon)
  2. Abhorsen - Garth Nix (review coming soon)
  3. The Stars Never Rise - Rachel Vincent (review coming soon)
  4. Rivers of London - Ben Aaronovitch (review coming soon)
  5. Under the Never Sky - Veronica Rossi (I re-read this book but the link takes you to my original review)
  6. Roar & Liv - Veronica Rossi (Novella) (review coming soon)
  7. Through the Ever Night - Veronica Rossi (review coming soon)
  8. Brooke - Veronica Rossi (Novella) (review coming soon)
  9. Me and Earl and the Dying Girl - Jesse Andrews (review coming soon)
  10. Into the Still Blue - Veronica Rossi (review coming soon)
  11. Magic Mourns - Ilona Andrews (Novella) (I re-read this book but the link takes you to my original review)
  12. Magic Bleeds - Ilona Andrews (I re-read this book but the link takes you to my original review)
  13. Uprooted - Naomi Novik
  14. Valentine - Heather Grothaus (review coming soon)
  15. Waistcoats & Weaponry - Gail Carriger (review coming soon)
  16. Rules of Seduction - Joya Ryan (review coming soon)
  17. Lucky Charms - Lisa Shearin (Novella in the Night Shift anthology) (I re-read this book but the link takes you to my original review)
  18. The Grendel Affair - Lisa Shearin (review coming soon)
  19. Mind Games - Carolyn Crane (review coming soon)
  20. Final Protocol - J.C. Daniels (review coming soon)
  21. The One - Sarah Crossan (review coming soon)
  22. Soulless - Gail Carriger (I re-read this book but the link takes you to my original review)
  23. Changeless - Gail Carriger (review coming soon)
  24. Hard Evidence - Pamela Clare (review coming soon)
  25. Magic Dreams - Ilona Andrews (Novella) (I re-read this book but the link takes you to my original review)
  26. Magic Slays - Ilona Andrews (I re-read this book but the link takes you to my original review)
  27. Magic Tests - Ilona Andrews (Novella in the An Apple for the Creature anthology) (I re-read this book but the link takes you to my original review)
  28. Magic Gifts - Ilona Andrews (Novella) (I re-read this book but the link takes you to my original review)
  29. Gunmetal Magic - Ilona Andrews (I re-read this book but the link takes you to my original review)
  30. Frail Human Heart - Zoe Marriott (review coming soon)
  31. Dragon Conspiracy - Lisa Shearin (review coming soon)
  32. Girl From Above: Betrayal - Pippa Dacosta (review coming soon)
  33. Hex Appeal - Anthology (review coming soon)
Other May & June Posts:
  1. Book Trailer: Hard Ink Series - Laura Kaye
  2. Cover Reveal: Pushing the Boundaries Series - Amanda Abbott
  3. Blog Tour: Salvation - Robin Covingtion (Excerpt & Giveaway)
  4. Penguin and Teenage Cancer Trust's Night of Infinities - Inspired by John Green's The Fault in Our Stars
  5. Blog Tour: What Caroline Wants - Amanda Abbott (Extract & Giveaway)
  6. Blog Tour: Falling for His Best Friend - Katee Robert (Extract & Giveaway)
  7. Blog Tour: Beyond Innocence - Kit Rocha (Extract & Two Giveaways)
  8. Bookish News: New 3 Book Deal for Laini Taylor with Hodder & Stoughton
  9. Fabulous Giveaway to Celebrate the Re-Release of Slave to Sensation by Nalini Singh
  10. Cover Reveal: Dare to Run - Jen McLaughlin (+ Scavenger Hunt Giveaway)
  11. Blog Tour: What Piper Needs - Amanda Abbott (Extract & Giveaway)
May & June Books of the Month:
(Choices are made from books reviewed this month and the links will take you to my reviews)

My top YA reads in May & June:


End of Days by Susan Ee (read my review here)
Poppy in the Field by Mary Hooper (read my review here)

My top NA read in May & June:


A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J Maas (read my review here)
Once Pure by Cecy Robson (read my review here)

My top adult read in May & June:


Magic Strikes by Ilona Andrews (read my review here)
Magic Bleeds by Ilona Andrews (read my review here)

My Challenge Updates:

These are the challenges I've signed up for in 2015:

Monday, 1 June 2015

Blog Tour: What Piper Needs - Amanda Abbott (Extract + International Giveaway)


Today is the release day of What Piper Needs, the second book in Amanda Abbott's Pushing the Boundaries series and I have a fantastic excerpt to share with you today. This whole series is hot as hell and if you already read the first book you're going to love this one even more. I also have another fantastic giveaway for you guys for 10 copies of the book!

Piper and Michael Collins have it all. They’re in love, both have successful jobs, live in a nice neighborhood, and have a great sex life—that is, up until recently. Over the past six months everything has started to drag. Even though they’ve led an “extracurricular” lifestyle for a long time, things have gotten boring.

Piper decides to liven up her marriage in a big way, which she does with a little encouragement from her pal Caroline at their weekly STD happy hours. She jumps in and sparks between she and Michael fly. First with hot selfies, office sex, and later with some much needed risk-taking.

From there, Piper and Michael make a Top Ten Sex List and start ticking off their wildest fantasies. Piper becomes fearless--the things that made her panic in the past no longer holding her back--but when they both arrive at Michael's number ten, is Piper really ready?

*This book is super steamy hot, filled with out-of-the-box moments. The book contains: explicit sex, hardcore toys, and group sex.

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About Amanda Abbott:
Amanda Abbott lives in the Midwest. She's the author of many books, both on her own and some published in New York. She loves traveling, seeing the world, and above all she loves to write. These stories have blossomed out of her pure love of all kinds of romance, but especially humor + sexy combined. Taking the question of "what if" and making it real was an absolute thrill to write. And there's more in the hopper! To keep up with new series and new releases, head to her website www.authoramandaabbott.com and be sure to sign-up for her newsletter!

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Extract:


Honestly, Piper. You never listen to me anyway. If you did, you might find my advice helpful.”
“I do listen. It’s just hard to focus when, you know, focusing takes so much effort.” Piper Collins sat in her usual spot, a comfy overstuffed chair by the window, half-listening to her sex therapist, Marianne Cummings, talk about all the changes she needed to make in her life.

Piper suppressed a snicker when she thought of her therapist’s last name, which she did often, sometimes right in the middle of a session. She’d chosen this woman solely based on her name when she’d found it listed in the directory under sex therapists.

I mean, come on. It’d been a no-brainer.

Piper had been seeing her weekly for the last eight years, without fail, and Marianne really was worth the money. But Piper never took her advice.

Well, hardly ever.

Piper was a little more attentive today because she was looking forward to sharing Marianne’s sage advice with her bestie, Caroline Stratton, tonight for their weekly STD meeting, which included wine, lots of laugher, some lewd jokes, and plenty of talk about sex.

The acronym stood for Sexual Therapy for Deviants.

It was an utterly nonsensical name for their weekly wine-soaked therapy sessions, but Piper thought it was funny, so she had christened it the very first night, and STD it had stayed.

Caroline, her best friend and neighbor, had gone through her own sexual metamorphoses a few months ago. Mostly in thanks to Michael, Piper’s husband of ten years, spilling the beans about their own extracurricular sex lifestyle. But Caroline wouldn’t be caught dead talking to someone about sex, except for Piper and her own husband, Jason. She was too embarrassed and too proper to open up to a stranger.

So this was Piper’s way of paying it forward.

But, in reality, these new weekly meetings were helping Piper almost as much as they helped Caroline. Caroline had actually made Piper feel more normal than she had in years, so there was something to be said about your girlfriends being the best counselors.

“It’s a wonder your brain isn’t the consistency of scrambled eggs with all that’s going on in there. I see you’re thinking about something hard,” Marianne interrupted her thoughts. “You have no idea what it is you need. That’s why you come here to see me.”

“My brain is not the consistency of scrambled eggs,” she told Marianne, smiling. “I’m just really good at compartmentalizing.”

“I’d say avoiding is a more apt description of what’s going on inside that head of yours.” Marianne took her glasses off her nose and let them rest on her chest, using the rhinestone chain Piper had given her as a gift years ago.

“Fine, avoiding. But, whatever. It’s not going to happen.”

“I think you should rethink that,” Marianne told her. “It’s high time for you to stop being afraid of your own sexual pleasure and jump back in. Start taking risks again. No more watching from a safe distance, feeling left out of the fun. It’s time to be adventurous again, just like in the rest of your life. You’re such a vibrant soul. It’s a pity to constantly miss out on all the sexual adventures that await you.” Ms. Cummings was a product of the sixties. She advocated a lot of free love, which Piper was totally on board with.

But this was different.

Jumping in could produce a ripple effect, one she might not recover from. Or at least, that was her fear. “I’m not afraid. I’m terrified. What if that thing”—Piper waved her hand in the air aimlessly—“happens again? I can’t risk it. I don’t feel ready.”

“That thing? You mean your mental breakdown?”
“Um, yes. Exactly that.”
Piper still had trouble admitting it had ever happened.
It’d been a dark time in her life, and it’d been a blessing that she’d only been out of it for a few weeks, not months, or even years. When she’d been right in the thick of it, she’d felt like the weight of the world was crushing the life out of her. And she felt like she couldn’t breathe for days on end. Her husband Michael had finally coaxed her out of it, giving her a lot of love and understanding, but she wasn’t willing to risk it again, not even for something she needed desperately—to feel sex again. To be scintillated by something.

To have an orgasm shake her to her core.

“Well, that was over seven years ago,” Marianne reminded her, “and from everything you’ve told me, you’re no longer satisfied with your sex life the way it is right now. Things have to change, or it’s going to adversely affect your marriage. You’ve been participating in open sex for the last nine years, and I shouldn’t have to remind you that you’ve assimilated very well to the lifestyle. Even though what brought you here was sex with another man other than your husband. You need to start putting yourself out there again so you can find your real pleasure, and in the process strengthen your marriage.”

“Or things can just stay the same.” Marianne chuckled.

Piper didn’t think it was unprofessional for her therapist to laugh at her. They’d been together for too long to not be completely comfortable with one another. “I know that’s your fear talking. And I’ve been saying the same thing to you for the past year. So you’re either going to listen or you’re not. But now that you have this friend to confide in—what’s her name again?”

“Caroline.”

“Yes, Caroline. Maybe she can help you see the light better than I can. Piper”—she leaned forward in her straight-backed chair—“there is sexual pleasure in your future if you allow it to happen. Lots of it. You are a bright light on this earth. All you need to do is make up your mind to live again.”

Now it was Piper’s turn to chuckle. “I have news for you. Caroline is not going to be an advocate of me swapping things up. She had her own little run-in not too long ago, and she’s still recovering. She will want me to stay nice and safe.”

“Have you explained everything to her?” “Not exactly.”
“Try it. She might surprise you.”

***

“I think you should fuck the shit out of him.” Caroline drained her third glass of wine and peered over the rim at Piper, her eyebrows up at her hairline. “What? Was that too much?”

“Caroline Elizabeth Stratton!” Piper was legit shocked. And, to date, not a lot of things shocked her. “I cannot believe that just came out of your proper Southern mouth! I’m aghast.” She laughed.

Caroline set her glass down and smiled at Piper across the table like a shrew. They were in Piper’s kitchen for a change, the breakfast nook to be exact.

“I’m no Southern belle,” Caroline replied. “I think we’ve established that many times over. But I’m having trouble wrapping my head around the fact you haven’t had an orgasm in six months! And this is the first I’m hearing about it! What the hell, Piper? I thought we shared everything now. I shouldn’t have to remind you that you’re the one who’s responsible for me being in this lifestyle at all, which has been less than six months. You sat there in my kitchen and painted this fantastical picture of raw carnal pleasure, delights around every corner, and you’re not even living it! What a farce!”

Piper swirled the wine in her cup. The ruby liquid arced close to the rim leaving a thin film behind. This was one of her favorite wines. A Cabernet mix. She saved the good stuff for her nights with Caroline.

They’d been meeting every Thursday for three months like clockwork.

Most of the time at Caroline’s, because she worked from home and it was easy for her to host. But Michael, Piper’s husband of ten years, was out of town and Piper had taken a rare day off from her hectic job at the ad agency and had made them a bunch of their favorite foods, including homemade guacamole, which Caroline was currently munching on.

Piper set her glass down and rested her arms on the table. “I couldn’t tell you before because it’s embarrassing. I used to be the queen of orgasms. I could have ten in a row. Now, zilch, nada, nothing. Telling you I’m failing in the sex department, when you were all hopped up on free love, wasn’t going to happen. I don’t do Debbie Downer. I’m a perpetual Debbie Upper. You should know that by now.”

Caroline leaned over the table, a chip in one hand, and a recently refilled wine glass in the other. “Well, we’re going to fix your sex slump. You just have to leave it to me...”

Giveaway:

Now if that extract has caught your attention I have 10 ebook copies of What Piper Needs to giveaway to my readers. You can enter using the Rafflecopter form below, the giveaway ends on the 16th of June and the winners will be announced soon afterwards. Prizes will be sent out directly by Amanda Abbott so by entering you are giving me permission to share your email address with her.

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Winners: What Caroline Wants - Amanda Abbott


I'm excited to announce the winners of my latest giveaway today with the help of Rafflecopter.

These 6 lucky winners will all be receiving an ebook copy of What Caroline Wants by Amanda Abbott:

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Congratulations to you all! I have passed your details on to Amanda Abbott's assistant so you should receive your copies of the book soon!

Thanks so much to Amanda Abbott for sponsoring these giveaway & thanks to everyone who entered. I'm sorry if you didn't win but I'll have more giveaways coming up soon so make sure you check back for another chance to win prizes. In fact, check back in about 10 minutes for the chance to win a copy of book 2 in this series!!

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