BlogTour – In Pieces by Danielle Pearl

Good Morning World!
Today … On my blog, a Blog Tour on the last novel written by Danielle Pearl, In Pieces.

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In Pieces, an all-new brother’s-
best-friend standalone from Danielle Pearl is availanow NOW!  

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In Pieces by Danielle Pearl

Genre: New Adult Romance

Publishing Date: October 10th, 2017

Three years ago she was left in pieces . . . Most college freshmen love the newfound freedom of living on campus, but none of them craves it like Beth Caplan. One ill-fated night when she was fifteen left her locked in a posh prison of private tutors. It’s for the best, everyone said, and maybe it was. But after years of hard work and healing, the one person who never thought of her as broken could be the one to break her all over again. And Beth can’t seem to stay away now any more than she could all those years ago.
As soon as David March learned his best friend’s little sister was enrolling at his school, he promised to look after her, and promised himself he’d keep a safe distance. But the sweet little girl he’d grown up with has transformed into a gorgeous young woman, and she’s attracting attention from people she shouldn’t-like the ex who nearly destroyed her and a strange new student with a disturbing habit of showing up wherever Beth goes. But for David, the most troubling discovery is realizing that he doesn’t just want Beth to be safe. He wants her to be his.

Excerpt

David
Present Day

Beth slams the door of the Uber and runs barefoot into the building, her heels dangling from her hand by their straps. I give her a thirty-second head start, clenching my jaw shut to resist calling after her with something I might regret, knowing my temper and the still-potent buzz of alcohol have the potential to create the perfect storm right now.
Beth bypasses the small elevator bank and veers left toward the stairwell, heaving the door open and making sure to slam it loudly behind her.
I shake my head in disapproval, wanting to berate her for even that—taking the stairs alone at night when she knows the elevators are safer. Even if the small part of my brain that’s still somewhat rational admits that my building is relatively safe in general. But it’s her mentality that’s making me crazy. With everything going on right now, and everything she knows about this fucked- up world, why would she take risks with her safety at all?
I shove my hand through my hair and slam my foot into the doorjamb. I just can’t fucking believe her right now! And she has the balls to stomp away from me as if I’m the fucking bad guy?
I haven’t had much occasion for indignation in my life, but right now it’s making me grind my teeth into fucking dust. Because the reality is Beth could get hurt again. She could get hurt worse.
My brain gets caught on that last thought, and I can’t get past it no matter how hard I try. It rages through me until my blood boils over, the buzz of alcohol feeding the flames like gasoline as they fire me back into motion. I crush what’s left of my cigarette under my shoe, and march up the rest of the steps and down our hallway. I’m already reaching for the door with my keys when I realize it’s fucking ajar, and the sight of it incenses me even more.
Could she possibly be any more cavalier with her goddamned safety?
It’s after one in the motherfucking morning! Who the hell leaves their front door open in the middle of the night like an invitation for trouble?
Especially someone who, on top of everything else, just spent the entire fucking night drinking.
She once told me she thought I was trouble. She has no fucking idea what trouble even is.

I barge through the door, all out of patience and ready to tell her off, but the apartment is dark, the only light glowing from the crack beneath the bedroom door. Beth’s presence would be impossible to miss, though, what with the sound of her tramping around the room, violently yanking and slamming drawers like she wants the whole damned building to feel her wrath.
Well, at least that’s one feeling that is definitely fucking mutual.
I throw the bedroom door open with more force than I intend, and Beth jumps at the reverberating bang as it smacks against the opposite wall. But she catches herself without even glancing my way, continuing about her business like I don’t even fucking exist.
My outrage dissipates as I take her in. Her long blonde hair is haphazardly piled on top of her head, and she’s already changed into a T-shirt and yoga pants. My eyes get stuck on her ass for several seconds before I even process the fact that she’s shoving her shit into her duffle bag.
She yanks open another drawer—the one I’d cleared for her bras and underwear—and panic rolls through me. It doesn’t mix well with the indignation. Or the booze.
Somehow I manage to force enough patience to keep from unloading my every grievance on her at once, and I just stand here glowering, biting back every word I couldn’t wait to get out just moments ago—those words now lodged uncomfortably in my throat, held hostage by that fucking duffel. And suddenly I resent that, too. The fact that Beth has the nerve to vilify me for looking out for her. For taking her out to do something she fucking loves. But more than anything, I resent that I fucking care. That the sight of her packing her things affects me. Not just my feelings—my motherfucking feelings—but my actions, too.
It gives her a kind of control—power. It’s not a dynamic I’m used to with women, and it’s left me a little lost and a lot confused. And even more pissed the fuck off. It’s enough to demolish even my pretense of patience, my composure shattering in one fell swoop, and I spring into action, thrusting myself in front of her in challenge.
“’The fuck are you doing?” I demand.
Beth’s jaw locks, but she just sidesteps around me.
“Beth,” I warn.
She snatches handfuls of panties from her drawer—my drawer—with enough hostility that I worry for the integrity of the delicate lace, and my inebriated mind actually pities them until I remember it’s me she’s fucking pissed at.
The appearance of her underwear doesn’t help my focus, either. But watching her shove them purposefully into her bag snaps me back to reality. Or it snaps me the fuck out of my Beth-panty-coma, at least.

“What the fucking hell are you doing?” I repeat as calmly as I can manage—which, it turns out, isn’t calm at all. But where the hell does she think she’s going in the middle of the goddamned night?
“Taking my stuff and going back to my dorm,” Beth deadpans, and it takes me a second to realize she’s not actually kidding.
I shake my head and grab her upper arms. “The fuck you are!”
Beth wrenches from my grip, and I have to release her or risk hurting her, which is not a fucking option. “The fuck I am, is right!” she shouts, skirting back around me to stuff more clothes into her bag.
And, finally, I lose it.
I grab the offending fucking duffle and flop it upside-down, shaking it violently until all of her shit falls onto my bed in an unceremonious pile of all things Beth.
“What the hell are you doing!” she hisses, climbing onto the bed to regather her clothes.
I don’t even think. I take hold of her calves and jerk her knees straight, and she squeals with surprise, fal1ling facedown onto the bed, right atop the heap of clothing. But I don’t back off. I grab her hips and flip her onto her back in one not-so-smooth movement, bending over her and planting my palms on either side of her face in a makeshift cage. Beth’s lips part in a small o of shock, but she can’t escape my gaze, trapped beneath me like she is.
But that goes both ways, and I force myself to close my eyes, and inhale a choppy rush of air before meeting hers.
Something changes when I reopen my eyes. Beth’s temper seems to have dissipated, her dark blonde brows pulled together in helpless bemusement. Her eyes are deep blue oceans, and they draw me in like an undertow, luring me into their shallows before drowning me in their depths.
But, somehow, they calm me, and the anger is drained right out of me as something tugs inside my chest. For a moment I forget how we even got here. All I register are her sharp, shallow breaths as they whisper against my lips in soft gusts.
Somewhere in the back of my mind I know this is dangerous—her lying beneath me like this. It calls to that reckless part of me. The same part that risked dancing with her tonight…that wants to just say fuck it, again and again and again.
The part that can’t remember the reasons to stay away.

Beth’s tongue darts out to lick her bottom lip, and my dick jumps in my jeans, still swollen and aching, which it has been all night on some level or another. I suck in an uneven breath, the air hissing between my teeth, and I know I need to either get off of her or inside her in the next sixty seconds … 

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Release Blitz – In Pieces by Danielle Pearl

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In Pieces, an all-new brother’s-
best-friend standalone from Danielle Pearl is LIVE!  

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In Pieces by Danielle Pearl

Genre: New Adult Romance

Publishing Date: October 10th, 2017

Three years ago she was left in pieces . . . Most college freshmen love the newfound freedom of living on campus, but none of them craves it like Beth Caplan. One ill-fated night when she was fifteen left her locked in a posh prison of private tutors. It’s for the best, everyone said, and maybe it was. But after years of hard work and healing, the one person who never thought of her as broken could be the one to break her all over again. And Beth can’t seem to stay away now any more than she could all those years ago.
As soon as David March learned his best friend’s little sister was enrolling at his school, he promised to look after her, and promised himself he’d keep a safe distance. But the sweet little girl he’d grown up with has transformed into a gorgeous young woman, and she’s attracting attention from people she shouldn’t-like the ex who nearly destroyed her and a strange new student with a disturbing habit of showing up wherever Beth goes. But for David, the most troubling discovery is realizing that he doesn’t just want Beth to be safe. He wants her to be his.

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Read Today!

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About the Author

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Danielle Pearl is the Amazon and iBooks international best selling author of the Something More series. She lives in New Jersey with her husband and three children. She is a life long book enthusiast who has been writing ever since she could hold a pencil.
Danielle went to Boston University and worked in marketing before she published her first novel, Normal
in 2014. She writes mature Mature Young Adult and New Adult Contemporary Romance.

#GoodLuckDanielle!

Teaser Reveal – In pieces by Danielle Pearl

Good Morning World!

Here we are, once again, for an international post: a Teaser Reveal about the last novel written by Danielle Pearl (do you know her? She is the author of In Ruins – Ruin me in the Italian version edit by DeA).

Her new novel, In Pieces, will be out on October 10th but TODAY I have the opportunity to share, with and for you, a special teaser about this new story.

In Pieces will be a standalone book, already available in English for a PreOrder (Amazon US – Amazon UK).

Here, in this post, you will find the cover, the plot and … A fantastic TEASER that will make you wonder this new novel NOW.
Here we go!


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Plot: 
Three years ago she was left in pieces . . . Most college freshmen love the newfound freedom of living on campus, but none of them craves it like Beth Caplan. One ill-fated night when she was fifteen left her locked in a posh prison of private tutors. It’s for the best, everyone said, and maybe it was. But after years of hard work and healing, the one person who never thought of her as broken could be the one to break her all over again. And Beth can’t seem to stay away now any more than she could all those years ago.
As soon as David March learned his best friend’s little sister was enrolling at his school, he promised to look after her, and promised himself he’d keep a safe distance. But the sweet little girl he’d grown up with has transformed into a gorgeous young woman, and she’s attracting attention from people she shouldn’t-like the ex who nearly destroyed her and a strange new student with a disturbing habit of showing up wherever Beth goes. But for David, the most troubling discovery is realizing that he doesn’t just want Beth to be safe. He wants her to be his. 

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So … What do you think of it? Will you read this novel? Have you already read something written by Danielle Pearl?

And finally … Here’s a new teaser only for you … What do you think about it? Are you ready for In Pieces?

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Trailer Reveal – If there’s no tomorrow by Jennifer Armentrout [English Edition]

Have a Nice Day, World!

Once again, my blog turns into an international dress and, after the BlogTour about Jessica Redmerski, has the opportunity to host an amazing event opened worldwide: today, September 5th, is the Trailer Reveal of If there’s no tomorrow, the last novel written by one of the most loved contemporary writer, Jennifer Armentrout.

In this post you will find the cover of If there’s no tomorrow, the plot, some teasers and an absolutely stunning trailer about this story, written by the author of the Lux Series, The problem with forever (in Italy, Il problema è che ti amo) and The Dark Elements Series.
So … Are you ready?
Let’s start!


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“Beautiful, real, and devastating, If There’s No Tomorrow grabbed me by the heart from the first lines and didn’t let go until the very end. Teeming with toe-curling romance, fully-realized friendships, and nuanced portrayals of grief and healing, this book will forever have a spot on my all-time favorites shelf. Absolutely brilliant and unforgettable.”
# 1 New York Times bestselling author Sarah J. Maas

Lena Wise is always looking forward to tomorrow, especially at the start of her senior year. She’s ready to pack in as much friend time as possible, to finish college applications and to maybe let her childhood best friend Sebastian know how she really feels about him. For Lena, the upcoming year is going to be epic—one of opportunities and chances.
Until one choice, one moment, destroys everything.
Now Lena isn’t looking forward to tomorrow. Not when friend time may never be the same. Not when college applications feel all but impossible. Not when Sebastian might never forgive her for what happened.
For what she let happen.
With the guilt growing each day, Lena knows that her only hope is to move on. But how can she move on when her and her friends’ entire existences have been redefined? How can she move on when tomorrow isn’t even guaranteed?

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RELEASE DATE: September 5th, 2017
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Page Count: 384 pages
Available Formats: Hardcover (U.S./Canada), Ebook, Audiobook

Links: Amazon Ebook – Amazon Flexible Cover
Audible: http://amzn.to/2wUGZIf
B&N: http://bit.ly/2rEvMc8
iBooks: http://apple.co/2qANVDI

“Thought provoking and powerful.”
# 1 New York Times bestselling authors Erin Watt

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Jennifer Armentrout, #1 NEW YORK TIMES Bestselling author, lives in Martinsburg, West Virginia. All the rumors you’ve heard about her state aren’t true. When she’s not hard at work writing. She spends her time reading, working out, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, and hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russell Loki.

Trailer about … If there’s no tomorrow

But … The post doesn’t end here! If you follow THIS LINK (click on it!) you can have the opportunity to participate in a GIVEAWAY. Do you want to know something more? Well …

Giveaway Rules

  1. The PRIZE: a SURPRISE SIGNED PRIZE PACK (containing multiple signed books & swag).

  2. OPEN INTERNATIONAL so … To all of you, Italian readers out there, you can be part of it!

  3. It ENDS on September 14th.

Don’t miss this amazing chance!
In the end, thank you so much to Jennifer Armentrout who gave me the opportunity to be part of this Trailer Reveal and thank you so much to Stephanie, who has been so kind and patient during our chats via e-mail.
I can’t wait to read this novel and I hope it will come SOON also here, in Italy.

N.B. Italian Post HERE.

Rachel

© Rachel Sandman

BT – Special Event! Release Day! Everything under the sun by Jessica Redmerski #4 [English Edition]

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Have a Nice Day, World!
Today, on my blog, I have the opportunity to host an amazing and international event: today, August 28th, is the Release Day of the new novel written by one of the best author ever. Today is the day of Everything under the sun by Jessica Redmerski.

In this post you will find the cover, the plot, some infos and an excerpt of this amazing book, out from TODAY.
So … Are you ready?
Let’s start!


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Fiction & Literature | Post-Apocalyptic | Suspense | Romance
683 pages

Order Link: Amazon

Thais Fenwick was eleven-years- old when civilization fell, devastated by a virus that killed off the majority of the world’s population. For seven years, Thais and her family lived in a community of survivors deep in the heart of the Appalachian Mountains. But when her town is attacked by raiders, she and her blind sister are taken away to the East-Central Territory where she is destined to live the cruel and unjust kind of life her late mother warned her about.
Atticus Hunt is a troubled soldier in Lexington City who has spent the past seven years trying to conform to the vicious nature of men in a post-apocalyptic society. He knows that in order to survive, he must abandon his morals and his conscience and become like those he is surrounded by. But when he meets Thais, morals and conscience win out over conformity, and he risks his rank and his life to help her. They escape the city and set out together on a long and perilous journey to find safety in Shreveport, Louisiana.
Struggling to survive in a world without electricity, food, shelter, and clean water, Atticus and Thais shed their fear of growing too close, and they fall hopelessly in love. But can love survive in such dark times, or is it fated to die with them?

Author’s Bio: J.A. (Jessica Ann) Redmerski is an international bestselling author and jessica-redmerskiaward winner who juggles several different genres. She began self-publishing in 2012, and later with the success of THE EDGE OF NEVER, signed on with Grand Central Publishing/Forever Romance. Her works have so far been translated into twenty languages.
Jessica is a hybrid author who, in addition to working with a traditional publisher, also continues to self-publish. The Portuguese rights to her popular crime and suspense series, In the Company of Killers, have been picked up by one of Brazil’s largest publishers – Suma de Letras; Paikese Kirjastus in Estonia; Ephesus in Turkey; Konyvmolykepzob in Hungary. The series has been optioned for television by William Levy.
EVERYTHING UNDER THE SUN is Jessica’s newest love story.


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Excerpt

“Thais,” I said, “I do think you’re beautiful. I just—.” I couldn’t force myself to say the things I really wanted: I want you to want this kiss, not because I’m the only man here to give it
to you. But her heartfelt speech about todays and yesterdays and tomorrows and the very real
possibility that there might not be another one, didn’t alleviate that thought—it only reinforced it.
In the end, after fighting with myself, all that mattered to me was what Thais wanted, what Thais needed. And if it was simply a kiss she asked of me, then I would do it. For her. Not
for myself, though as much as I, too, wanted it, as much as I knew it would only make my own
needs and wants more unbearable, I would endure the impending ache if it would ease hers.
I leaned toward her slowly; my eyes swept the curvature of her lips, the tiny hollow beneath her nose, and I touched the left corner of her mouth with my own.
The right corner.
The center.
The impending ache…

#GoodLuckJessica!

Can’t wait to read your next story and I really hope more of your books will come here, in Italy, one day!

Rachel

© Rachel Sandman

The Untouchables #1 #EnglishEdition

Good Morning!

Have a nice day!

Here we are, once again, to start … Or restart … My new blog’s event: The Untouchables.

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Why I’m doing it? Because I’ve understood that this could be an article with worldwide aspects so I decided to translate it in english and present my idea also to someone outside Italy!

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I would like to say a very big THANK YOU to Diana Gabaldon, an amazing woman who gave me the right inspiration (I’m doing this all because of her! So … Thank You, DG!)

Let’s make a quick intoduction. I decided to call this event The Untouchables as the 1987’s movie directed by Brian De Palma.

My idea is to create a sort of monthly date in which I will tell you something about a book’s or movie’s character that I think is ‘untouchable, unforgivable and amazing’.

Obviously, this is a date that cannot be #SpoilerFree so if you don’t want to know anything about characters that I will describe in this event … Don’t Read It!

#JustSaying.

Now … Let’s start and discover who is the first ‘untouchable’ that I choose.

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Here we are … My first untouchable is Ian James Fitzgibbons Fraser Murray.

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So … For those who didn’t know Ian Fraser Murray yet, for those who are asking why I decided to start from him, the reason that put Ian in the first place, above all the other ones … Let’s go on, step by step.

Ian is an invention, totally succeed in my opinion, of our dear author Diana Gabaldon (that I hope is going to read this article #FingersCrossed #SorryForMyNotPerfectEnglish). He is a character of Outlander series, made of 8 books (15, in italian version, published by Corbaccio).

Ian is an absolutely unique character: his journey grows in front of readers’ eyes in all its complexity, in a moving and fantastic way.

We meet him, for the first time, in Voyager and, from his first crying any reader who has the sensibility and a little bit of precognition knows that this little baby will give many satisfations.

For all the fans of Outlander, for those who know the story of Jamie and Claire until this point, it sounds easy to understand how the appearance of Ian in Jamie’s life, our loved James Alexander Malcolm Mackenzie Fraser, will create a relationship between them absolutely amazing and fabulous.

And this is the real greatness of Ian’s character: he knows how to build relationships and bonds with the other members of the clan, without losing is own identity.

First of all, his complete name let us understand how Ian is the result of a melting pot of different men: Ian (as his father, who gave him the physical Murray’s aspect); James (as his uncle, who is going to grow Ian as a father follows his own son, building his personality and making Ian more like him than his real kids won’t ever be); Fitzgibbons (as that Murtagh, that man of honor dead during the battle of Culloden for Scottish freedom and for Jamie; from Murtagh, Ian takes the bond with the family, the bent to the sacrifice).

His journey is built by Gabaldon in a way that gives to the reader the chance to know Ian as a child, as a boy and finally as a man, growing up through the pages and chapters.

The Young Ian is a character with unique elements that put him over all the others who live in the books of this fantastic serie.

Unfortunately, the space that I have is little: I can’t tell you every comma, every detail, every breath, every feeling that this boy, grown fast, has given me during the months that I spent reading Diana Gabaldon’s books. But some steps are essentials to understand better his peculiarity.

With Ian the reader feels, in an evident way, how the blood’s bond is of course important but not fundamental: let’s take, for example, Ian and Fergus. These two character are two completely different people but, from the beginning, it seems clear how one smooths edges of the other’s nature e how they are more like brothers than people who share dna and any scientific bonds.

A real friendship for Ian is the one with Rollo: a very strong bond is the one that he build whit this big dog which makes his first appearance in Drums of Autumn.

From this book in particular, everyone could understand how Ian is an absolutely positiv and ironic character, with an unaware sense of humour.

But the thing that stays in every reader’s heart is Ian’s double soul: family, sacrifice, honor for two way of living that are opposite but, in someway, similar.

First, Ian keep and will always keep his bond with is fatherland, with Scotland (I would like to know if there is someone here who didn’t cry or imagine for nights the sound of that «Remember» Jamie said with a broken trembling voice in Drums of Autumn: a last attempt to keep the nephew tied to the Highlands and to their customs). On the other hand, the mohawk side, which can be seen through his silences, his roughness, his physical aspect, his days passed alone, away from everyone and everything, as a real Wolf’s Brother must do.

Finally, I have lots of things yet to say and to tell you about Ian and his brown eyes’ character, but I stop here.

I don’t want to bore you … after all, I could always do another article about him, a sort of Ian Fraser Murray 2.0, who knows!

One fact remains: Ian will always be my favourite character. And it doesn’t matter if, now, the boy who Starz chose to play his role in the tv-serie Outlander (that I love and in which there is a faboulous Claire played bu Caitriona Balfe and a fantastic Jamie played by Sam Heughan) doesn’t seem to me quite good or particularly suitable for Ian’s developpement. For me, in my mind, Ian will always have the face that I imagine during my reading hours: a very young Brenton Thwaites, wild and native. For me, this is Ian’s face, no way for other choises.

#SorryNotSorryJohnBell. For me, now you’re a NO. But I’m ready to change my mind!

So … I hope you enjoyed my article and here I would like to say a special thanks to my Pen Pal, my American Sis, Mandy: my good english is all thanks to her (if there are some mistakes, is all my fault!).

We will see you soon (follow the blog if you want, like my article, comment: be free of doing what you want! Just remember: your comments make growing my little blog).

xoxo

Rachel

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