Friday, January 22, 2016

Book Excerpt - Battlescars by Kathleen Mareé

Title: Battlescars

Author: Kathleen Mareé

Release date: January 2016

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Book Description:
After some shocking revelations tear a friendship apart, Penelope was dealt a shocking blow. Her battle scars are far from healed both physically and emotionally, but somehow through it all she has found a sense of strength. Deciding to put herself first in order to get her life back on track, she faces a harsh reality. Despite the risks, she is trying to give her rising feelings for Jay a chance - but should she risk everything to try and have a relationship with him?
Still harbouring conflicting emotions for Evan, will see their relationship take some profound turns which in the end, will surprise them both. The looming threat hanging in the balance will see an end to someone in Penny's life, which will ultimately change her forever.
Being at war with love will see her Battlescars never seeming to fade...
Will they ever go away?

Book Excerpt

"It's okay to care..." I whisper, as he slightly shakes his head side to side -but it isn't saying no. Its saying something else. Before I can contemplate anything further, his hands rush toward my cheeks and he presses his lips urgently to mine. Its intense. I can feel his fingers grip tighter into my flustered face, grasping them so tight they felt numb. Perfectly numb. We are all tongues, and lips. His kiss is urgent. Desperate. And oh-so amazing! Who knows how much time passes, but eventually, once we are both completely breathless; we stop. Separating just so our lips are no longer touching and our hot, steamy breaths cascade before us.
"I can't risk you. I won't."
I pull back slightly so I can see his eyes - the master key to our connection. I am flawed every time I look into them. They are no longer closed off and rigid, but fragile and vulnerable; and it stirs something deep inside me.
"I will be fine. I can be careful. Discreet if you want to be sure. I just..." I halt. I am never usually so bold, but I can't fight the urges I feel when I am with him any longer. I've been cut, and I've bled. Now I feel like I am healing. He is bringing me back to life.

About the Author:

From the earliest age I was a born storyteller.
Ask my parents and they will tell you I had a gift for making a simple event seem like an elaborate one. Purposely? No. Innocently? Yes. It was my imaginary world that initially led me to believe I wanted to be an actor. All of that role playing and living in fantasy… it was an obvious direction for me. However, becoming quite uncomfortable with the limelight quickly saw that dream diminish.
Over the years I turned my world of fantasy into stories, and eventually began writing them down.
Before I knew it, ‘Cut’ had been completed.

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