**Mature readers only**18+please**

**Content may be offensive to some readers**

*Cover is Book 3*


*Scene from book 4*

 “Ethan and Brynne are getting ready to go out to a birthday dinner for his father.”

rainemillerpicI watched Brynne putting on her makeup and I couldn’t tear my eyes away.  I hoped she didn’t notice me watching because I didn’t want her feeling self-conscious.  I knew she was a little because her body had changed so much.  She was more beautiful to me now than ever though.  Our little blueberry had grown right along with my girl.

“You’d better start getting ready or we’ll be late.  Hannah and her plans wait for no man…” she trailed off, never taking her concentration away from the mirror where she was applying some kind of dark smudge around her eyes.  She had on a short black lace getup that made me hard just looking, but she was only halfway dressed.  Best to stick with the plan or we’d never make it to my Dad’s birthday dinner on time.  I tried to force in some non-arousing thoughts about work.

“I’d much rather look at you though, Mrs. Blackstone,” I told her.

She made a soft sound.  “Well my a** is getting bigger by the second, in direct competition with my belly.  I hope my a** doesn’t win.  At the end of this gig, I just want the baby, not the extra a**.”  She looked up into the mirror at me, her expression giving away little of what was on her mind.  Still so mysterious, my girl was.  I loved that aspect of her though.  Made me even more determined to get as close to her as I possibly could so I could touch and taste and absorb every available molecule.  My need for Brynne was still as strong as ever.  I had no doubts that would ever change either.

“Your arse is perfection and you’ll never hear me complaining ‘bout a bit more of you to grab hold of.”  I gave her a slow wink and a lecherous grin.  “From back here, you don’t even look pregnant.”  I came up behind her and plastered myself against her body, my hands sliding forward to rest on her bump.  “I have to do this to really know you’ve got anything here.”  I splayed my palms over the firm rounded swell of our baby growing safe inside her.

She leaned back and rested her weight against me.  “Oh something’s there all right,” she said, “that you put there.”

I laughed softly behind her.  “I really enjoyed doing that by the way.”

“I seem to remember that you did,” she said dryly.

“Oh you enjoyed it too, Mrs. Blackstone.”  I slid my hands around back to her grip her bum.  “Mmmmm…you feel perfect to me,” I mumbled.

“Did I ever tell you how much I love when you call me Mrs. Blackstone?”

“You have not, but I’m delighted you love your new name.”  I grinned at her in the mirror.  “I know I love the sound of it.  I know I love that my name is now your name.  I love a lot of things…now.”

She reached her hand up to hold my cheek, still looking at me in the mirror.  “You’re getting a new name too.  We have someone coming to us soon who will know you only by one name, and it’s not Ethan.”


“Yep.  You are somebody’s dad now.”  She smiled softly, a mixture of happiness and maybe a little sadness at the thought of her own father.  “You’ll be the best ever…” she whispered.

Brynne always amazed me in her generosity—her ability to be so lovingly giving even in the face of her grief and loss.  Brave.  Strong.  Magnificent.  I kissed her on the back of the neck and rested my chin on her shoulder, both of us staring into the vanity mirror.  “I love the sound of it—Dad.  I’m a dad and you’re a mum.”

“We are indeed.”

I returned my hands to her belly.  “I love our little grapefruit.”  I turned her around to face me and held her face in my two hands.  “And I love you, Mrs. Blackstone.”

“I love you more,” she said.

Oh thank you Raine for some insight into your next installment of THE BLACKSTONE AFFAIR series. We can hardly wait! 


A bit about the author: Raine Miller

Raine Miller is a New York Times bestselling author who likes to write romantic stories pretty much every chance she gets.  She has a handsome husband, and two amazing sons to keep her busy the rest of the time.  Her boys know she likes to write stories, but gratefully have never asked to read any.  Thank God!

I’ll leave you with a quote from a young man who didn’t live long enough to write more beautiful words for our continued enjoyment, dying tragically at only twenty-five years old.  One of the most brilliant romantic poets ever to walk this earth, his words continue to take my breath away.  This is from a letter he wrote to his fiance, Fanny Brawne.  He died before they could marry.

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hfeyeswideopenPart3: Eyes Wide Open



  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Atria Books; Original edition (August 20, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1476735603
  • ISBN-13: 978-1476735603

May 14, 2013

The third part in The Blackstone Affair series: A love on the brink of being destroyed. The fight of a lifetime to keep it alive.Big surprises are on the horizon for Ethan and Brynne as they struggle to adjust to what life has thrown at them. Demons from the past are threatening to destroy the passionate bond they’ve forged despite their vow that nothing will ever keep them apart. A truly devastating loss coupled with the promise of a new hope opens their eyes to what is most important, but is it possible for the lovers to move on from the painful histories that continue to haunt them? A stalker is still lurking in the shadows, plotting evil amidst the distraction of the 2012 Olympic games in London. Brynne and Ethan are on the cusp of losing everything as the stakes rise. Will they yield to circumstances beyond their control or will they give every ounce of fight they have left to save each other and win the ultimate prize of a life together?Eyes Wide Open is a passion-wrought story that shows us what pure love can achieve when tested and what the heart can accomplish despite danger and adversity.

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hfeyeswideopen~GIVEAWAY ALERT~

(Sponsored by the author)

Thanks to, Raine, we are offering 1 lucky commenter,signed paperbacks of Naked and All In by Raine Miller.   These are book 1 and 2 of  THE BLACKSTONE AFFAIR. They will come with matching swags. Open internationally! Giveaway will run from June 8 until June 15,2013. *You MUST tell us rather Raine Miller is a new author to you or rather you have read her previous stories before,easy peevsy*

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  1. Raine is a new author to me, too. I loved this excerpt and it sounds like a great series. Thanks for the chance.

  2. I have read Raine previous stories!!! Can’t wait for Book 4 in the Blackstone Affair series!!! <3

  3. I love Raine, I’ve read all the previous 3 books and can’t wait for the 4th!!

  4. I`ve only read The Blackstone Affair books by Raine Miller, so she is a new author to me 🙂 But I loved all three books and can`t wait for some more of her work 🙂

  5. I have been a fan of Raine Miller since Fall of 2012 so I don’t consider myself a brand new fan. I purchased Naked & All In when they were released then was selfishly disappointed when I could not purchase Eyes Wide Open (no longer self publishing) at end of 2012 as Raine thought. I’m so happy for her worldwide success & wish her all the more. ❤❤❤

  6. I’m not a new fan, but a huge fan of Raine. I adore her stories. And I cannot wait to read book 4!

  7. Oh, I haven’t read anything of her yet, but with this excerpt I just have found another series to put on my TBR pile. I am really interested now. 🙂

  8. Raine Miller is NOT new to me, I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the Blackstone Affair books and most especially Ethan (sigh…). I honestly didn’t know there would be another addition to the Blackstone Affair series so I’m excited and I can’t wait to read the next one. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity.


  9. Raine is Not new to me. I have all 3 ebooks so far and am looking forward to the next one.

  10. Raine Miller is not a new author to me. The Blackstone Affair books sucked me right in and I’ve loved every one. I can’t wait to see what’s next for Ethan and Brynne. Thank you for the sneak peak and the giveaway!

  11. Thank you for sharing alittle bit of what is to come in Book 4….I have devoured Ethan and Brynne’s story and am soooo looking to more. I love Ethan and his filthy mouth! Raine Miller knows how to make you fall in love with the story…not just the man!

  12. Well, I had NO idea that there was going to be a 4th book! When can we expect this bad boy to be released?

  13. Awwwww! This is love. LOVE. LOVE LOVE! I can’t wait for book 4. 😀

    Raine is a new author to me. The Blackstone Affair is the first book/series from her that I have read. 🙂

  14. I LOVE this series and can not wait for the next installment!! Thanks for the :Teaser” LOL

  15. I loved this little teaser and definitely want to read The Blackstone Affair books and although I have not read any of Raine Miller’s books, I know that I will be adding her to my favourite author list. Great giveaway with a fantastic prize!

  16. I loved the first 3 books and am so excited to hear there is a fourth! Cant wait!!

  17. Great Scene! I love this series. I didn’t knew there would be book 4. I am very glad because I would love to see Ethan and Brynne as dad and mum. For me, they are the best couple I have ever read.
    Ethan Blackstone, why are not you real?

    Thank you for the great giveaway!
    artgiote at gmail dot com

  18. Pick me, pick me!!! OMG cannot wait for the 4th!!! I love this series!!! careysabala(at)cox(dot)net

  19. She is a new author to me. The teaser sounds good!! I think whether I win or not I will be looking into her books 🙂
    Thanks for the opportunity for the giveaway!!

  20. I have read all the Blackstone books and eagerly await book 4. Raine also has some wonderful historical romances that have clever tie-ins to the Blackstones. She is a wonderful person and amazing writer!

    Thanks for a chance to win. klawson5@roadrunner.com

  21. Oh Raine you amaze me every time with your super talentwd writing god bless you love. Louise Husted 🙂

  22. She is a new author to me. I will be adding her to my tbr list after reading the excerpt. I am interesting in reading more about her characters.

  23. I read Naked last October then All In and Eyes Wide Open as thy came out. I have also read His Perfect Passion and loved the little tie in from it that was in EWO. Thanks for the giveaway. Ammalek@cox.net

  24. Discovering the world of Ethan and Brynne has been a thrilling experience. Every story (Jeremy’s and Darius as well) Raine tells is captivating beyond expectations. Her writing is truly inspiring. I can hardly wait for her next books…

  25. I’ve read this series from the beginning and have loved each and every book! I can’t wait for Book 4!

  26. I have read the series except for the latest book I haven’t had the chance to read it yet.

  27. Omg!i just am so looking forward to the continued journey! I love Ethan & Brynne!!!!! Thank you for such a great series!

  28. I am ashamed to say that Raine Miller is a new author to me. Of course I’ve heard a lot of wonderful things about her and The Blackstone Affair, but I have yet gotten around to read it yet :/
    Thank you for the opportunity to win these amazing books. Email: aznangel_dd@hotmail.com

  29. Great teaser, Ethan Blackstone will be a wonderful and loving father. He’s already a grade A husband.

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