Tuesday, December 17, 2013

♫ On The Fifth Day of Christmas ♫

♫ On the fifth day of Christmas, 
My favorite author sent to me: 
Five golden rings
Four calling birds
Three French hens
Two turtle doves and
partridge in a pear tree. ♫ 
 (or a coupon for a fifth free ebook)

For the fifth day of Christmas, I'm offering a coupon for a free ebook, Grave Bound (Secrets, #1). You'll not be disappointed.

Genre: new adult (18+ older)
Pages: 352
Average Rating: 4.5 Stars
Coupon: CT43K
Link: Smashwords
Expires: 24 hours
(Feel free to hang onto this and give as your own gift to a friend, family member, or colleague.)

Emily Riddle has lived her entire life inside a patriarchal commune led by her father. There are many rules, but the most important one, 'keep it in the commune', is the most difficult for her to follow... especially since the only people willing to champion her cause live on the outside.

When Emily learns her father has promised her to Lorenzo, a perverted man who has plans for her that extend well beyond marriage and kids, she rebels. Regardless of the consequences, she refuses to marry someone who'd rather beat her than caress her.

A day of hooky that starts out as a tiny act of defiance - sneaking out of the commune for a swim - turns into a day filled with hope. After spending time with Levi, a man camping near the lake, she finds what true romance looks like and catches a glimpse into a future that's filled with love and admiration rather than hate and submission.

That tiny peek is enough to change the course of Emily's existence and makes it nearly impossible for her to go back to the commune and pretend she'll ever be able to tolerate the life chosen for her instead of the life she longs for. One that includes Levi.

Fighting to escape the commune, its leaders, and her fiancé proves to be more dangerous than Emily expected. The secrets she knows, as the leader's daughter, will either follow her to the grave or send her - and Levi - there.

Emily Ador Riddle

Emily is described as tall and naturally beautiful. Her puppy dog eyes are so sad that everyone who meets her feels the sorrow that's such a part of her that it might well be a second skin. Unfortunately, the things Emily's seen prevent her from being the happy-go-lucky girl she would be if she weren't a slave to the men of the commune and she hadn't been made to witness atrocities that have changed her life forever. Like any good hero, Emily uses the injustices she's witnessed and the ones she suspects are occurring to strengthen her resolve. She insists on a better life... not just for herself but also for the other women of the commune, and she takes matters into her own hands to get what she wants.

Emily's life is so miserable, her world is so horrific, and her losses are so great that readers will not be able to keep themselves from pulling for her and hoping and praying that the men of the commune get their due. Even more than revenge, the readers will want to see Emily get her well-deserved happily ever after. 

Levi Ian Bryson
Levi is instantly infatuated and mesmerized by Emily. He has every intention of doing whatever is necessary to take her away from a world where women are possessions without value, voice, or opinion. Levi's action speak louder than his words when it comes to his pledge of love and commitment and devotion. 

The day I met you is the day by which all others will be measured. - Levi Ian Bryson

Elijah Tope Bryson

Like all my great male characters, my husband was my muse for Tope. The dark, brooding, and brunette Tope embodies my husband's most prominent physical traits. Here's the thing... my husband is so much more than the sum of his physical characteristics and so is Tope. The characteristics most important and most difficult to convey are the ones that make Tope a character that will have people coming back time and time again. Rather than tell the reader that Tope is kind to anyone and everyone, that he has the patience of a saint, and that he has a protective instinct when it comes to Emily, I've created actions and reactions that prove what a wonderful person he is. With them, the readers see that he is absolutely worthy of becoming a book boyfriend favorite.

Don't forget to come back every day for more great giveaways (some for you and some you will be able to giveaway)! 

In case you missed them, you'll want to check out the giveaways spotlighted on the previous posts: 

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