~GIVEAWAY~LOGAN BELLE~MISS CHATTERLEY, A LOVE TRIANGLE,GUEST POST~

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LOGAN BELLE

~MISS CHATTERLEY~

So without further welcome Logan…..

*May have mature content*

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A LOVE TRIANGLE

Jamie Brenner RGB small crop 72dpiThree’s A Crowd: The Sweet Agony of the Love Triangle

By Logan Belle

I recently signed copies of one of my novels at Barnes & Noble in midtown Manhattan. The store employee who was helping me put autograph stickers on the books looked around at the other covers on the shelf, and said, “One woman and two men on some of these covers. That’s not love – it’s lust!” No, I thought – that’s a love triangle!

A love triangle, as defined by the Macmillan dictionary, is “a situation in which one of the partners in a romantic or sexual relationship also loves someone else.” And I’m a huge fan.

I was introduced to this messy emotional scenario at an early age thanks to General Hospital and The Bold and the Beautiful. But while I’d come to expect them on television, I was surprise by how often I encountered love triangles in classic literature: The Wings of the Dove. The Golden Bowl. And the ultimate triangle (at least in my mind): Lady Chatterley’s Lover.

When it comes to a steamy love triangle, not much can compare to the D.H’s. Lawrence erotic masterpiece: Connie is married to Cliff. Cliff can’t have sex. Connie gets hot and heavy with the game keeper, Mellors. But aside from all of the scandalicious sex scenes, Lady Chatterley’s Lover stands out in the way it examines money and class, the life of the mind versus life of the body, and then yes, love and sex. To me, it begs the question: can you have it all with one person, or is there always a choice to me made?

This is the heart of my erotic romance Miss Chatterley, a modern take on the Connie/Cliff/Mellors triangle. While the social penalty for cheating and divorce is not nearly as harsh as it was in 1920, the time of the original Chatterley, it could be argued that staying faithful is that much more difficult. Today, with an endless parade of hot guys (and girls) in the media, the ease of “meeting” people online, and fewer and fewer financial reasons to get or stay married, it’s never been more tempting to fall for “the grass is always greener.” But while a triangle is easy to form, it’s tricky to undo.

There is always a choice to be made. Connie loves her boyfriend and he loves her. But she’s attracted to someone else. And yet, with that someone else, she could never have what she has with Cliff.

It happens all the time…but that doesn’t give her any easy answers.

What is more important – love, or lust? Relationship, or freedom? Security, or possibility? Have you ever had to choose?

 Thank you,Logan! What an intriguing concept!

Personally,to me it would be love,anytime of the day? Relationship,of course? Security,I think? and no I fortunately have not had to chose,so there you go?

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Miss Chatterley 

A four part e-serial  by Logan Belle.

 

I’ve loved Cliff since the day we met. For three years, he’s been my boyfriend and my best friend. But for the first time, something is missing. Sex. It’s been months since Cliff has touched me. And I don’t know how much longer I can wait—especially since I’ve met someone else. For the first time, I feel doubt.

 Temptation.

Oliver Mellors is nothing like Cliff. He’s purely physical and intensely focused on my body. But then, he has to be: he’s my CrossFit trainer.

I know I can’t confuse sex with love. I know I shouldn’t risk love for sex. But now, caught between two men, I wonder: Is there a way to have both?

chatt1Part I: Hungry

Connie Chatterley isn’t exactly thrilled about the move to Palo Alto. What will she do in the land of tech billionaires and IPOs? But when her boyfriend Cliff says he needs to do it for his company, she agrees. Isn’t compromise a part of every good relationship? Once in California, Cliff spends all his time with his demanding assistant Ivy Bolton and shark-like investment banker Tommy Dukes, leaving Connie with nothing better to do than go to the gym. But when she starts training with rugged CrossFit coach Oliver Mellors, Connie feels a dangerous attraction to the sexy stranger. And after one shocking moment of weakness, the move isn’t the only thing Connie starts to question.

Chatt2Part II: Dirty

 

Consumed by desire, Connie’s body yields to Mellor’s outrageous demands even as her heart yearns for her sweet, steady boyfriend. Connie reaches out to Cliff to save their relationship but he is too distracted exploring a different sort of temptation—the promise of quick and easy money from the shifty Tommy Dukes. Can Connie stop Cliff before he makes an epic mistake? Can she stop herself before she falls too far to ever come back?

 

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Surprised by Cliff’s sudden attention, Connie is caught between the life she always wanted and the passion she never knew she needed. Luckily, Connie’s wild, older sister Hillary comes to town to talk some sense into her—don’t throw away your future for a passing fling. But can Connie forgo the ecstasy of Mellors’s touch for a future with Cliff? Will Cliff be too distracted with the IPO to realize what’s at stake?

Chatt4Part IV: Spent

 

Connie would do anything to repair the damage done by her affair with Mellors and go back to the way things were with Cliff. But with the truth of her betrayal exposed, and Ivy and Dukes exploiting the breakup, Cliff is driven to cast out Connie—and sell out to Silicon Valley. Is it really too late for a happily ever after with Cliff? Connie’s next move could change everything in this shocking finale.

Buy links to episode 1: Hungry

 

 http://www.amazon.com/Miss-Chatterley-Part-Hungry-ebook/dp/B009UVLT6E/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1358901069&sr=8-3&keywords=miss+chatterley+by+logan+belle

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Check out “My Thoughts” on this title:

http://mybookaddictionreviews.com/2013/03/24/miss-chatterley-by-logan-belle/

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~GIVEAWAY ALERT~

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We are offering 1 lucky commenter a digital copy(the complete set) of “Miss Chatterley”.

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What is more important – love, or lust? Relationship, or freedom? Security, or possibility? Have you ever had to choose?

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~SPOTLIGHT AND GIVEAWAY~ PATRICIA BEARD,AUTHOR OF A CERTAIN SUMMER….

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~A CERTAIN SUMMER~

BY

PATRICIA BEARD

A Certain Summer

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Patricia Beard is the author of nine nonfiction books and hundreds of nationally published magazine articles. She is the former features editor of Town & Country, former editor-at-large of Elle, and the former style features editor of Mirabella magazine. Beard is also the founder and president of Willowbrook Partners, LLC, for which she writes, oversees the design, and produces privately commissioned books

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A CERTAIN SUMMER

PATRICIA BEARD

A Certain Summer

  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Gallery Books; Original edition (May 21, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1476710260
  • ISBN-13: 978-1476710266

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Set in the summer of 1948, A CERTAIN SUMMER is a richly evocative debut novel of love and intrigue during the aftermath of World War II. In the idyllic summer community of Wauregan, where nothing ever changes, the mystique and serenest tranquility has been mined with the traumas of husbands returned from the war, and wives who cannot imagine the horrors they experienced in combat. Scarred by battle, these men longed for their families and their island refuge, only to find themselves emotionally distant, and struggling to reenter society.

 

As the community attempts to recover, Helen Wadsworth is seeking the truth about her husband, who mysteriously disappeared on an OSS operation in France. But while she waits and hopes, two other men fall in love with her, creating a complicated romantic triangle. In the background of this world of privilege are Helen’s fourteen-year-old son, Jack; Kathleen, the Irish housekeeper who has worked for the Wadsworths for two generations; and a heroic German Shepherd that served in the Pacific theater.

 

Part mystery, part love story, and part insider’s view of a rarified, private world, A CERTAIN SUMMERwill resonate with every reader who has ever dreamt of a special summer place.

 

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~RELEASE BLITZ FOR MATURE AUDIENCES ONLY~ NOT THE LEADER OF THE PACK~ ANNABETH LEONG…

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Not the Leader of the Pack

by Annabeth Leong

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Blurb:

 

Rival alphas Juli Gunby and Neil Statham want to tear each other apart — but will they do it in battle or as mates?

 

When Juli Gunby left Missoula, Montana, she didn’t intend to come back. Not to her exacting alpha werewolf father, and certainly not to Neil Statham, the beta who rejected Juli’s girlish advances. Her father, as usual, has other ideas, using his dying breath to pass pack leadership to his daughter. Juli resolves to carry out her duty to her father and her pack, but the one man she wants on her side has made himself her enemy.

 

After years of loyal service to the pack, Neil expects to take over as alpha when his mentor dies. As good as it is to see Juli again, he knows he can’t trust her. After all, she abandoned both him and the pack years ago and never looked back. Neil determines to fight for his rightful position in the pack, even if that means going up against a woman who fills him with an overwhelming urge to mate every time she walks into the room.

 

Someone needs to lead, and the more Neil and Juli fight, the more they attract interference from those who would control the pack and destroy the ties between them.

 

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Excerpt:

 

“Juli. We’re the only pack members who saw your father pass that ring of leadership to you.” He paused to allow the significance to sink in, the bar noise around them rising to fill his silence. “You have another life in Lewistown. You have a career. You’ve made it clear you’re not interested in this pack. We can say whatever we want about what took place in that room. He could have passed the ring to me as far as anyone else knows. No one would question that.”

 

He would have kept talking, except that Juli wrenched herself violently out of his grasp at that point. “Not interested in this pack? We can say whatever we want?” He heard her just fine over the music despite the new distance between them. In fact, he worried who else had heard her mention the pack. And who else had seen that furry paw she’d thrust into his face.

They both froze for a second, staring at her latest lapse of control.

“D**n it.” Juli’s curse came out more as a growl than as words.

“We need to get out of here,” Neil said. “You just focus on staying cool.” She knew better than to argue with him. He grabbed her hand and pulled her out, leaving their beers behind. They could finish this conversation in his truck.

They ran for the truck like the rest of the world was on fire, and slammed the doors behind them once they got there. Juli writhed in her seat, gasping, her wolf form rippling just on the other side of her skin. Neil panted in response. He didn’t normally have trouble controlling his shift, but with her beside him, so close, too much of him wanted to meet her in a place of complete abandon. He wanted to run with her under the moon, fight her for supremacy until neither cared who wound up on top or on the bottom. Then, with one last vicious pounce, he wanted to surrender to the merging of their bodies. He swallowed hard.

Stats. He ran through the winning World Series teams for the last three decades. He tried to calculate his total career RBIs. The stream of data calmed Neil down. He started the car. “I’m going to drive us somewhere a little more private,” he told Juli. “Just in case.”

“Back to the hospital.”

“You’re in no shape—”

“Back to the hospital.” She showed fangs. Neil didn’t need that so soon after he’d regained his own control. He stopped arguing and pressed the gas. They’d go somewhere. He just needed to be driving so he had something to concentrate on besides the idea of Juli giving herself up to the beast. He needed a really good reason to remain in human form.

The truck’s cab filled with her labored breathing. Neil turned on the radio to distract himself from the sexual images the sound called up for him. He’d always avoided being alone with her, afraid to give even the appearance of impropriety. Right then, Neil wasn’t sure if he was grateful for the trouble he’d saved himself or sorry as hell for what he’d missed. The instinctual attraction he felt for her was off the charts.

He got so caught in his reverie that only Juli tugging at his sleeve alerted him that her struggles had become sobs. “Neil, can you pull over?” Her voice sounded deflated. “I’m sorry I insisted about the hospital. I’m not ready to go back there yet.”

Her obvious misery immediately pierced his sexual fog. Neil pulled the truck into a convenience store parking lot and looked at her. “Do you want a minute? I can go get some water.”

“No, it’s okay.” She hesitated, chewing on her top lip. “I’m obviously way out of control.”

He watched her face carefully. “About what I said in the bar… I didn’t mean to offend you.”

“You just think I don’t care about any of this.”

“Well, do you?”

Her head snapped up and a bit of the wolf flickered behind her eyes again. “How can you ask me that?”

Neil blew out a long breath. She wanted him to make his case? He could do that. “You know being pack alpha doesn’t pay. What about your fancy job in Lewistown? The one that was so important you couldn’t come back here to visit your dad?”

She rubbed her eyes. “Can you try to keep the venom out of this, Neil? Jeez, you’re so bitter, you’d think I failed to visit you.” Bingo. But Juli continued speaking, oblivious. “Gabriel’s not going to like it if I resign. He talked a lot about developing new talent when he hired me. But it’s not like the Council can’t run without me. This was my father’s last request. Besides, the pack probably needs me more.”

He swallowed, unable to believe she had the nerve to say these things. “Maybe I’m underestimating how good you are at walking away from things. Foolish of me, since I have personal experience.” Neil shook his head, uncertain if the anger surging through him was directed at himself or at Juli. “The pack needs someone really committed, Juli. Not someone who will leave again the next time it’s convenient.”

She snapped her gaze to his, her eyes widening with understanding. A wave of fear rushed through him. He’d revealed too much of his personal feelings. They needed to decide about the pack first. “You were the one who rejected me, Neil,” Juli said, her voice so soft he almost couldn’t hear her. “All I did was move on.”

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Bio:

 

Annabeth Leong has written romance and erotica of many flavors — dark, kinky, vanilla, straight, lesbian, bi, and menage. Her titles for Breathless Press include Not His Territory, Not the Leader of the Pack, and a contribution to the Ravaged anthology. She enjoys writing about the tension between passion and control that werewolves embody. Unfortunately, when Annabeth loses control of herself, she does not gain the power to change shape. She lives in Providence, Rhode Island, blogs at annabethleong.blogspot.com, and tweets @AnnabethLeong. She loves talking books on Goodreads, too: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5295946.Annabeth_Leong

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Buy One, Get One Free Offer:

 

Not the Leader of the Pack stands alone, but Annabeth has written in its world before. She’d love to share the previous title, Not His Territory, with current readers. If you’d like to participate, e-mail proof of purchase of Not the Leader of the Pack, such as an Amazon receipt, to annabeth dot leong at gmail dot com and let her know your e-book format of choice. Annabeth will buy a copy of Not His Territory for the first 25 people who respond.

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