Thursday, March 6, 2014

My Name is Rapunzel

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My Name is Rapunzel - Week Blitz
By K.C. Hilton
Young Adult Fantasy / Fairytale / Folklore
Date Published: 11/23/2013

My tale has been told again and again, and I've heard each one. Except for my hair, I barely recognize the pitiful renditions. Muddled versions, crafted to entertain laughing children...but the children wouldn't have laughed if they'd known the real story. It wasn't their fault. They didn't know the truth. Nobody did. My name is Rapunzel. I will tell you my story. I will tell you the truth.


Just go, Henry. Save yourself. I tried to shout, but my mouth wouldn’t give way to sound. I was paralyzed. Was it with fear, or something else? The cackling witch at the tree line convinced me it was her doing.

I heard Henry continue to shout for me to flee, but I didn’t respond. I didn’t move. I didn’t run. I was frozen like a lifeless statue in a cold museum. With only the movement of my eyes, I pleaded with him to help me. A tear escaped one of my eyes then rolled down my cheek. That single tear managed to do what my heart and body could not. Escape.
Fear, like unseen hands, gripped my lungs and tried to crush them slowly. My stomach churned and threatened to empty. Would we die here?

The gentle chill of night had turned into a mid-winter’s frost. Tiny bumps rose on my arms and the small hairs prickled to attention. I opened my mouth to speak, but the words remained trapped in my throat.

K.C. Hilton
 photo KcHilton_zps309deab2.jpgBorn and raised in Aurora, Illinois I spent my childhood playing street games with the neighborhood kids. When I wasn't outside, I spent much of my time reading and getting lost in adventurous worlds and whirlwind courtships. At the age of seventeen, I moved to Kentucky and eventually began to raise a family of my own. I have always been entranced by stories of magical adventure and I have discovered that writing is an entirely new, exciting adventure all on its own! In my spare time, I can be found updating my website or blog, finding great books to read or watching videos. Most days I crave Diet Coke, pizza and chocolate, in no particular order. I have my own pink toolbox with pink tools and secretly want to be a mechanic! I grew up a tomboy. But, when I didn't want to climb a hill, to walk through the graveyard, the boys said I turned into a girl.

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First Surrender

First Surrender (The Serafina: Sin City, #1) 
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He’s dangerous, sexy, and everything she wants…
Sierra hit it off with Hayden from the moment they met. The dangerously sexy, tattooed ex-SEAL is one of the best friends she’s ever had—and the main star in her wildest fantasies. But he doesn’t see her that way. And she’d die of embarrassment if he found out she was still a virgin.
And he’s about to make his claim…
Hayden’s struggled to keep his attraction to the beautiful, dark haired casino chef a secret. He’s not good enough for her. But when an attacker targets Sierra, Hayden’s protective instincts go into overdrive. With the attraction between them burning out of control, he’ll do whatever it takes to protect her and convince her they’re meant to be together.
Length: novella


**** I received an ARC of this book courtesy of Katie Reus, via NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review****
Sierra has been fighting her feelings for her best friend Hayden for a year. The first one to call him on his crap they became instant friends, even having a regular "date night", but she wants something more and she's sure he doesn't feel the same way. When she hears a rumor he's dating she's heartbroken. What she wasn't expecting is to be attacked that same night and he life changed forever.
Hayden has strong feelings for Sierra but knows he's not good enough for her. But when her safety is compromised he refuses to let anyone else take care of her. How long can he fight his desires when she's under his roof?
First Surrender is a great novella. It's fast paced but not rushed, with characters that you still feel like you know in such a short time. Hayden and Sierra were both easy to relate to and likeable, believable as the people next door. I enjoyed the writing, it was very smooth and engrossing. Katie Reus in an author that has been put on my radar and I will be checking more out by her. 
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 Window (Paris Secrets, #1) 
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An erotic romance behind glass
The first time she sees her new neighbor, his sexy smile arouses her curiosity -- and her desires. His hard, chiseled muscles and playful invitations are irresistible.
Bared before their windows, framed and displayed above the streets of Paris, they embark upon a provocative affair.
Their daring game of exhibitionism lures her back for more and more, and she quickly realizes he is the man she has dreamed about.
Yet she's never heard his voice. Never felt his touch. Never thought she'd experience something this exquisite.
Or this bold...
Paris Secrets
Do you dare?


****I received an ARC of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*****
Window is a deeply erotic story in a world all it's own. Michele Renae has taken the every day erotica and bent it to her will. The story follows a girl who moved to Paris from America and her sexy new neighbor. They don't know each other's names, where they're from, or even each other's names. In fact, they've never spoken, never officially met, but they have a connection. Across the buildings where they have an almost exclusive view of the other, they start a unique relationship. One filled with voyeurism, steamy dreams, and distracting fantasies. It starts with flirting after an innocent experience. What progresses is a journey she never thought she'd be headed on.
Window was an amazing journey, one that completely grabbed me. It was so sexy without actual sex. This author has gotten on my radar as well as the series. What a ride, the writing was thought provoking and beautiful. The characters were addictive even though we haven't been introduced. Even with the short length the world is thorough and colorful, making you feel like you've been to Paris yourself. What an amazing debut! 
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