I’m so terrible about updating my blog! But I had to share this with you guys…I’ve got a brand new release coming out at the end of July!
This one is my precious! Be sure to add THIN LOVE to on GoodReads!!
And here’s my baby…ain’t he grand?
Love isn’t supposed to be an addiction. It isn’t supposed to leave you bleeding.
Kona pushed, Keira pulled, and in their wake, they left behind destruction.
She sacrificed everything for him.
It wasn’t enough.
But the wounds of the past can never be completely forgotten and still the flame remains, slumbers between the pleasure of yesterday and the thought of what might have been.
Now, sixteen years later, Keira returns home to bury the mother who betrayed her, just as Kona tries to hold onto what remains of his NFL career with the New Orleans Steamers. Across the crowded bustle of a busy French Market, their paths collide, conjuring forgotten memories of a consuming touch, skin on skin, and the still smoldering fire that begs to be rekindled.
When Kona realizes the trifecta of betrayal—his, Keira’s and those lies told to keep them apart—his life is irrevocably changed and he once again takes Keira down with him into the fire that threatens to ignite them both.
Mollie Malone’s mom skipped out on her. Her biker dad, always loose and easy with the law, still was able to make her feel loved, and to keep her safe. But thirteen years ago, when his luck finally ran out and he landed in prison, Mollie found herself a new family – a group of friends in the sleepy little college town of Cavanagh, Tennessee, where now they all attend the local university.
These girls know about the rotten roots of her family tree but accept her anyway, and the bond between them is so strong and supportive that Mollie is finally able to see past graduation to a future that is bright and secure.
But sometimes the past doesn’t stay buried.
Suddenly, inexplicably, there’s a shadow behind every step Mollie takes. Someone is lurking in that shadow, threatening not only Mollie, but also the new family she has claimed for herself.
And it isn’tjust the past that has Mollie’s life in upheaval. Hunky former Marine Vaughn Winchester – who Mollie really would like to get to know much better – thinks Mollie is just a kid; he’s made it clear she wouldn’t ever be able to understand the demons haunting him. But if that’s what he believes, then why does he keep sticking his nose in her business? And if he thinks she’s such a kid, why does he keep trying to kiss her?
Vaughn’smind games are frustrating, especially since Mollie knows enough about secrets to be convinced that there’s something he isn’t telling her, something he’s so far been able to keep hidden. But when that secret is revealed, Mollie is forced into a situation that tests her loyalty and threatens even her closest friendships – just when the shadow of her past returns, and she’s going to need them the most.
Finding Serenity is book two in the Seeking Serenity series.
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This was a mistake, being here, watching her without guarding his expression. He knew she could see what he wanted. He knew she felt what he wanted just seconds ago when that round, supple ass was leaning against him. But he had a job to do. He had to protect her. To keep her safe. Everything hinged on her safety.
“I don’t think that, but you’re right. You are untouchable.”
“Because I’m a kid?”
“Because you’re off limits.” That settled it. That should, he thought, make her understand that no matter what he said or how badly he wanted her, he couldn’t touch her again. Vaughn turns, the door just feet from him. He is almost there, just in reach of the space he needs to force between them. She has to see reason. She has to understand that the mission is what matters, not what either of them wants.
“Vaughn?” There is something in her voice that is different. Determination maybe? Certainty? Whatever it is, Mollie has never used that tone with him and he knows it would be a mistake to turn around. His gut tells him that turning around would disintegrate any hope of resistance. But her feet drag on the carpet and he can feel the soft wisp of her breath against his neck and he is helpless. He manages a glance, tells himself that it is all he will allow her, but when he sees her face, sees how calm she is, how confidently she sets her shoulders, he moves, comes to face her fully. “I’m not a kid.” And then, she drops the towel.
Eden Butler is an editor and writer of New Adult Romance and SciFi and Fantasy novels and the nine-times great-granddaughter of an honest-to-God English pirate. This could explain her affinity for rule breaking and rum. Her debut novel, a New Adult, Contemporary (no cliffie) Romance, “Chasing Serenity” launched October 2013.
When she’s not writing or wondering about her possibly Jack Sparrowesque ancestor, thinking up impossible plots, Eden edits, reads and spends way too much time watching rugby, Doctor Who and New Orleans Saints football.
Currently, Eden lives under teenage rule alongside her husband in Southeast Louisiana.
ATTN BLOGGERS: Would love for you all to join me on this tour! Click the link below and see if it’s something you are interested in. I’m excited about this one. The author gave me peek at a scene and OMG. Hero is Irish and a rugby player! Yes please!
Title: Chasing Serenity
Series: Book 1, Seeking Serenity series
Author: Eden Butler
Expected Release Date: 10/15/2013
Graduate student Autumn McShane isn’t having the best year. More than her body was damaged in the horrific car crash that killed her mother five months ago. Her spirit was fractured as well. To complicate matters, her emotionally abusive ex-boyfriend has returned to town and seems intent on making her life miserable.
Declan Fraser hates her ex as much as Autumn does, but the last thing she needs is to put her life in the hands of another man, especially one as compelling as Declan. His hard body and lulling Irish accent makes more than a few girls weak-kneed. The talented rugby player is rude and sarcastic, with tattooed, muscular arms that Autumn thinks about far too often, but he’s the only one who can help her win a bet that could cost her more than she’s willing to pay. The reluctant alliance between them stirs up cravings that Autumn doesn’t want to admit to, but Declan is a hard man to resist.
Just when she starts letting down all her carefully constructed walls to the sexy bad boy, he betrays her at a moment she needs him most. Autumn suspects Declan has dark secrets, and she is determined to uncover what drove him away from her, even if that means fraternizing with the enemy. But will the truth return Declan to her arms or add to the scars on her heart?
You guys! This is really happening! I’m so nervous and excited and really nervous!!
This is a new adventure for me. I’m starting out with this blog in uncharted terriories and I hope you’ll enjoy the journey with me.
Plot bunnies run in my head and I find it’s difficult just trying to keep up with them. But when the ideas become too many, I find the easiest solution is to focus my attention on the imaginary. Namely, visualizing what faces I see when I think about my characters.
Do please play along. Tell me about your ideal characters and what they look like.
First up, my main character…a nameless girl as of now. (Pretty much all these characters are nameless so please, bear with me)
She’s an average girl with a lot of spunk, still trying to figure everything out:
And the boy who infuriates her the. most. A rugby player and perpetual smart ass. He has issues, what bad boy doesn’t, but he’s got a soft spot for our MC.
And the best friend (hers):
And the MC’s father who puts everyone’s lives into upheaval:
What about you lot? Share your ideal characters in the comments below and thanks for reading!