Release Day Event + Excerpt & Giveaway: Rush Too Far by Abbi Glines

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RUSH is finally here!!!

We’re thrilled to celebrate the release of RUSH TOO FAR by Abbi Glines! Take a peek at the excerpt and the delicious teasers below. Don’t forget to enter the awesome giveaway! #RUSHCRUSH

Rush Too Far by Abbi Glines

Rush Too Far by Abbi Glines
Series: Rosemary Beach #1.1 (full reading order below)
Publisher: Atria Books (May 6, 2014)
ASIN: B00GPOYENY
ISBN 9781476775944
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Fallen Too Far was Blaire’s story. Now it’s time for Rush to share his side.

Everyone in Rosemary Beach thinks they know how Rush Finlay and Blaire Wynn fell in love. But Rush is back to tell his side of the story…

Rush has earned every bit of his bad-boy reputation. The three-story beach house, luxury car, and line of girls begging for time between his sheets are the envy of every guy in Rosemary Beach, and Rush handles it all with the laid-back cool of a rock star’s son. All he needs are his best friend, Grant, and his sister, Nan.

Until Blaire Wynn drives into town in her beat-up pickup truck with a pistol under her seat. The Alabama farm girl instantly captures Rush’s attention once he discovers that the angelic beauty is his new stepsister, but he vows to keep his distance. Even if she needs his help. Even if he craves her.

Because Rush knows why Blaire is all alone in the world, forced to ask for help from the father who abandoned her three years ago. And he knows if he gets too close it will destroy Nan, who has a secret connection to Blaire.

He has every reason in the world to stay away from her. Find out why he doesn’t.

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Rush Too Far teaser

excerpt

Headlights filled the driveway, and I let out the breath I was holding. She was home. I waited until she was out of the truck and at the door before I opened it. I wasn’t giving her a chance to run from me.

She stood there in front of me then glanced around at my feet as if she were expecting to find something.

“Where have you been?” I asked, trying not to sounds as frustrated as I was.

“What does it matter?” She asked. She wasn’t angry. She looked confused.

I closed the little bit of space between us. “Because I was worried,” I said honestly. She needed to know. She’d scared me.

“I find that real hard to believe. You were too busy with your company for the night to notice much of anything.” The distaste in her voice was obvious.

“You came earlier than I expected. I didn’t mean for you to witness that,” I said, knowing it sounded bad as I said it. But I didn’t have an excuse. Even if I wished I did.

She shifted her feet and let out a sigh. “I came home the same time I do every night. I think you wanted me to see you. Why, I’m not sure. I’m not harboring feelings for you, Rush. I just need a place to stay for a few more days. I’ll be moving out of your house and your life real soon.”

Damn her. She was going to make me feel. I couldn’t fucking feel. Not with her. Closing my eyes, I muttered a curse and tried to calm myself down. “There are things about you you don’t know. I’m not one of those guys you can wrap around your finger. I have baggage. Lots of it. Too much for someone like you. I expected someone so different, considering I’ve met your father. But you’re nothing like him. You’re everything a guy like me should stay away from. Because I’m not right for you.”

Reading Order: Rosemary Beach series

Fallen Too Far by Abbi Glines Never Too Far by Abbi Glines Forever Too Far by Abbi Glines Rush Too Far by Abbi Glines
Twisted Perfection by Abbi Glines Simple Perfection by Abbi Glines Take a Chance by Abbi Glines One More Chance by Abbi Glines
You Were Mine by Abbi Glines The Rosemary Beach Collection by Abbi Glines

#1 ~ Fallen Too Far: Ebook • Paperback • Goodreads
#2 ~ Never Too Far: Ebook • Paperback • Goodreads
#3 ~ Rush Too Far: Ebook • Paperback • Goodreads
#4 ~ Forever Too Far: Ebook • Paperback • Goodreads
#5 ~ Twisted Perfection: Ebook • Paperback • Goodreads
#6 ~ Simple Perfection: Ebook • Paperback • Goodreads
#7 ~ Take a Chance: Ebook • Paperback • Goodreads
#8 ~ One More Chance: Ebook • Paperback • Goodreads (Sept. 2, 2014)
#9 ~ You Were Mine: Ebook • Paperback • Goodreads (Dec. 2, 2014)
#10 ~ When I’m Gone: Ebook • Paperback • Goodreads (April 7, 2015)
The Rosemary Beach Collection (Too Far #1-3): Paperback • Goodreads

about the author

Abbi GlinesNew York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author of TWISTED PERFECTION, FALLEN TOO FAR, NEVER TOO FAR, JUST FOR NOW, WHILE IT LASTS, BECAUSE OF LOW, BREATHE, THE VINCENT BOYS, THE VINCENT BROTHERS, THE EXISTENCE TRILOGY.

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One winner recieves the Too Far series in paperback (US)
3 winners RUSH TOO FAR ebook

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Book News, Weekly Recap & Upcoming Releases! {6}

★ Abbi Glines news! Here’s what she said about her upcoming books:

– Y’all have questions… so here are some answers

– YES Tripp is getting two books next year. I didn’t add Bethy’s POV for fun. There was a reason.

– Woods and Della will be in other books just like Rush and Blaire still show up. I can’t wrap their story up yet because it isn’t over. After I’ve written all the characters of Rosemary a book that I intend to write and it is complete I will give you all a novella wrapping everything up tight. I promise. But right now… the story continues with more couples.

– Grant and Harlow will be getting their first book in February. I’ve already written it. So that is coming. I promise.

– Thanks for reading Simple Perfection! Y’all have made its release day amazing.

Rosemary Beach series:

Too Far series (Blair and Rush):
★ Fallen Too Far (#1)
★ Never Too Far (#2)
★ Forever Too Far (#3)

Perfection series (Della and Woods):
★ Twisted Perfection (#1)
★ Simple Perfection (#2)

Chance series (Harlow and Grant):
★ Take A Chance (#1)
★ This One Chance (#2)

★ The Temptation of Lila and Ethan (The Secret #3) teaser! Read it on Jessica Sorensen’s blog here!

Here is a list of her series reading orders and release dates:

The Coincidence Series:
★ The Coincidence of Callie and Kayden (#1)
★ The Redemption of Callie and Kayden (#2)
★ The Destiny of Violet and Luke (#3) Releases Jan. 7, 2014
★ The Resolution of Callie and Kayden (#4) Release date TBD

The Destiny of Violet and Luke by Jessica Sorensen

The Secret series:
★ The Secret of Ella and Micha (#1)
★ The Forever of Ella and Micha (#2)
★ The Temptation of Lila and Ethan (#3) Releases Oct. 22, 2013
★ The Ever After of Ella and Micha (#3.5) Releases Dec 3, 2013

The Ever After of Ella and Micha by Jessica Sorensen

Breaking Nova series:
★ Breaking Nova (#1) My review
★ Title TBD (#2) Releases Feb. 4, 2014
★ Title TBD (#3) Releases March 25, 2014

★ There’s a blurb for Samantha Towle’s upcoming NA book, Trouble! Release date: 2013 (tba).

Trouble by Samantha Towle

Mia Monroe is running. Running from a person she doesn’t ever want to find her. Running from a past she doesn’t ever want anyone to know. Desperate to find a future, that yesterday, she could only dream of having.Jordan Matthews likes easy. Easy women. Easy life.

Then he meets Mia.

She’s damaged, troubled and has more baggage than any person can carry. But the more Jordan gets to know Mia-for the first time in his life-he finds himself wanting to try hard for something… for someone… for her.

And then life isn’t so easy anymore.

Jordan is everything Mia shouldn’t want. A whole bunch of dirty hotness, tattooed, cocky bad boy, who made his money at poker tables and picked his women up in bars. Yet, Mia finds herself falling for him. Then the past Mia was running from, quickly starts to catch up with her. Because that’s the problem with running… you have to stop sometime.

And when you stop, you get caught.

★ If you’re a HUGE fan of Sarah Rees Brennan’s The Lynburn Legacy series (like me!!) then you have to read a new free short story called The Night After I Lost You! You can read it here.

The Night After I Lost You by Sarah Rees Brennan

★ Teaser for Trust in Me (Wait for You #1.5) by J. Lynn/Jennifer L. Armentrout!

Sharp need punched right through me as her body slid down my front. My hands tightened on her hips and she tipped her head back. Her eyes darkened to a deep chocolate brown, and my brain clicked off as I somehow tugged her closer. I knew she had to feel my arousal, and considering we hadn’t even kissed, something about that seemed wrong, but I couldn’t let her go.Her hands pressed against my chest, and I thought she was going to push me away, and swore to God right then and there, no matter how hard it would be, I would let her go if she did.

But she didn’t.

Avery’s hands flattened against my chest, above my pounding heart, and she had to have felt it.

My hand moved on its own accord, curving up her waist and then over her arm, to her throat and then her cheek. She gasped when my fingertips grazed her cheeks, catching the hair stuck to her temples. I tucked the strands back behind her ears, my hand lingering.

“You’re soaked.”

“So are you.”

I smoothed my thumb over the slant of her cheek. “I guess we’re going to have to try this another night.”

“Yeah,” she whispered as her eyes flickered shut and then swept back open.

“Maybe we should’ve checked the weather first.” When she smiled, I shifted my hips in response. Her body shuddered in such a mind-blowing way and her lashes lowered. Her lips parted even further, and I didn’t want to let her go. She felt too good this close.

Her chest rose in short, deep breaths as I lowered my head, wanting and needing to kiss her. Just once. That’s all I wanted. My eyes started to drift closed.

Avery suddenly jerked back, pressing a hand between her breasts. “I think we … we should call it a night.”

For a moment I couldn’t move and then leaned back, tipping my head against the wall. It took a couple of moments before I could speak. “Yeah, we should.”

The trip out of the building and back to the apartment wasn’t easy. I was still strung tight as a bow. Nothing seemed to make the raw edge go away. I tried reciting the alphabet backwards, tried thinking about the old lady who lived in the building nearby, who sometimes walked her dog in a white nightgown. The sight was not pretty, but it still didn’t work.

The rain was still coming down as we dashed across the parking lot and under the awning. I shook my head, spraying water everywhere. Avery stopped at the base of the stairwell leading up to our apartments, and I thought it was all the rain I’d just pelted her with. I opened my mouth to apologize, but she turned sideways, her face pale as she peered up at me.

A very different kind of ache sliced through my chest, stirring up that knot in there, at the stark confusion and fear in her eyes. Fear. I didn’t get it. Had I done that to her? No. I couldn’t believe that. Not the way she had reacted to me. I saw it in her eyes. She had wanted me to kiss her, probably even as badly as I wanted to kiss her, but she had pulled away because … I honestly didn’t know.

I thrust my hand through my hair, pulling it off my forehead. “Go out with me.”

“No,” she whispered.

I grinned slightly, and her chest fell, her shoulders relaxed, as if she needed to hear this. “There’s always tomorrow.”

She followed me up the stairs. “Tomorrow’s not going to change anything.”

“We’ll see.”

“There’s nothing to see. You’re wasting your time.”

“When it concerns you, it’s never a waste of my time.”

And that was the damn truth.

★ New cover reveals:

Be With Me (Wait for You #2) by J. Lynn/Jennifer L. Armentrout

Be With Me by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Teresa Hamilton is having a rough year—she’s in love with her big brother’s best friend, but he hasn’t spoken to her since they shared a truly amazing, mind-blowing, change-your-life kiss. She got out of a terrible relationship. And now an injury is threatening to end her dance career for good. It’s time for Plan B – college. And maybe a chance to convince Jase that what they have together is real.

Jase Winstead has a huge secret that he’s not telling anyone. Especially not his best friend’s incredibly beautiful sister. Even though he and Teresa shared the hottest kiss of his life, he knows that his responsibilities must take priority. He certainly doesn’t have time for a relationship. But it doesn’t help that all he can think about kissing the one girl who could ruin everything for him.

As they’re thrown together more and more, Jase and Tess can’t keep denying their feelings for each other. But a familiar danger looms and tragedy strikes. As the campus recovers, the star-crossed couple must decide what they’re willing to risk to be together, and what they’re willing to lose if they’re not…

City of Heavenly Fire (The Mortal Instruments #6) by Cassandra Clare (Not the final cover, just the placeholder.)

City of Heavenly Fire cover

ERCHOMAI, SEBASTIAN HAD SAID.

I am coming.

Darkness returns to the Shadowhunter world. As their society falls apart around them, Clary, Jace, Simon and their friends must band together to fight the greatest evil the Nephilim have ever faced: Clary’s own brother. Nothing in the world can defeat him — must they journey to another world to find the chance? Lives will be lost, love sacrificed, and the whole world changed in the sixth and last installment of the Mortal Instruments series!

★ In celebration of 20,000 likes on Facebook, Kristen Ashley has given us a little extra from the Rock Chick series! Read Rock Chick Redux here.

★ Movie news! Tracey Garvis-Graves’s On the Island has been optioned by MGM! Read the article about it here!

★ Colleen Hoover has a teaser for Finding Cinderella, which is Daniel’s (Holder’s best friend in Losing Hope) novella! Read it on her Facebook here.

★ Larissa Ione (whose books I ADORE) is writing a new book, well, novella, titled Azagoth! The ebook has no release date yet, but she said it would be around “late spring/early summer.” But in the meantime, look forward to Reaver (Lords of Deliverance #5) which releases Dec. 17, 2013!

★ The first chapter of Bold Tricks (The Artists Trilogy #3) by Karina Halle is up on her blog! Read it here!

★ The first chapter of Torn (Connections #2) by Kim Karr can be read here!

★ You can now read the first FIVE chapters of Finding It (Losing It #3) by Cora Carmack here!

Finding it by Cora Carmack

Sometimes you have to lose yourself to find where you truly belong…

Most girls would kill to spend months traveling around Europe after college graduation with no responsibility, no parents, and no-limit credit cards. Kelsey Summers is no exception. She’s having the time of her life . . . or that’s what she keeps telling herself.

It’s a lonely business trying to find out who you are, especially when you’re afraid you won’t like what you discover. No amount of drinking or dancing can chase away Kelsey’s loneliness, but maybe Jackson Hunt can. After a few chance meetings, he convinces her to take a journey of adventure instead of alcohol. With each new city and experience, Kelsey’s mind becomes a little clearer and her heart a little less hers. Jackson helps her unravel her own dreams and desires. But the more she learns about herself, the more Kelsey realizes how little she knows about Jackson.

★ Josephine Angelini (author of the Starcrossed series) is writing a new series called Crucible!

★ Oh my goodness! Jeaniene Frost, author of the amazing Night Huntress series, is writing a new series, tentatively called the Realmwalker series. The first book in this new adult series is called The Beautiful Ashes and will be released September 2014.

★ Marissa Meyer also has a new book deal! It’s called Heartless and will be released in the fall of 2015 (which is after Winter releases!).

A prequel to “Alice in Wonderland,” HEARTLESS will tell the tale of how a marquis’s teenage daughter became the infamous Queen of Hearts. It will be a story of whimsy and madness, passion and tragedy, ravens and writing desks.

You can read all about her new book on her blog here.

Reviews this week (I didn’t have time to read much this week 😦 ):

Make sure to check out the giveaways on the right sidebar!

Cover reveals this week:

Wild Child by M. Leighton

This past week’s events:

Upcoming new releases:

How to Love by Katie Cotugno Kami Garcia/Unbreakable Red Hill by Jamie McGuire Eat, Brains, Love by Jeff Hart Drawn Together by Lauren Dane Darkness Fades by Jessica Sorensen Found in You by Laurelin Paige Carter Reed by Tijan Wild Cards by Simone Elkeles Torn by Kim Karr Possession by J.R. Ward Wicked and Dangerous by Shayla Black Beautiful Illusion by Jacquie Underdown My Lady Quicksilver by Bec McMaster The Wager by Rachel Van Dyken