Review: The Passion of Artemisia by Susan Vreeland

Title: The Passion of Artemisia Author: Susan Vreeland Format: Paperback, 352 pages Published; January 2003 by Penguin Books   ISBN: 0142001821

Title: The Passion of Artemisia
Author: Susan Vreeland
Format: Paperback, 352 pages
Published; January 2003 by Penguin Books
ISBN: 0142001821

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Synopsis:

Recently rediscovered by art historians, and one of the few female post-Renaissance painters to achieve fame during her own era, Artemisia Gentileschi led a remarkably “modern” life. Susan Vreeland tells Artemisia’s captivating story, beginning with her public humiliation in a rape trial at the age of eighteen, and continuing through her father’s betrayal, her marriage of convenience, motherhood, and growing fame as an artist. Set against the glorious backdrops of Rome, Florence, Genoa, and Naples, inhabited by historical characters such as Galileo and Cosimo de’ Medici II, and filled with rich details about life as a seventeenth-century painter, Vreeland creates an inspiring story about one woman’s lifelong struggle to reconcile career and family, passion and genius.

Title: Self-Portrait as the Allegory of Painting Artist: Artemisia Gentileschi Medium/date: oil, 1630s Image source: Wikipedia

Title: Self-Portrait as the Allegory of Painting
Artist: Artemisia Gentileschi
Medium/date: oil, 1630s
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My Rating: 5/5 stars

My Review:

As some of you know, I am an Art Historian in my “real” life and one of my favorite genres is historical fiction related to art and artists. Susan Vreeland is hands-down one of my favorite authors and when she wrote The Passion of Artemisia, she found a fan for life in me. I hate being asked who my favorite artist is because I could never, ever choose just one but I do have a top twenty-ish list and Artemisia Gentileschi has been near the top of that list for many, many years.

Artemisia Gentileschi was a woman far, far ahead of her time and her place and despite the all of the significant odds against her, she was able to succeed in a time and place when women were little more than property. Artemisia was born to paint and from an early age her father trained her in order to enhance her own innate talent. Intent on being a painter for the rest of her life, Artemisia’s path was set until the moment she was raped by one her father’s colleagues. For more than a year, Artemisia endured a very public trial to determine her guilt or innocence. Yes, you read that correctly, her guilt or innocence was on trial, not her rapist’s. For all intents and purposes, the allegation alone was enough to taint Artemisia and her reputation for life. By all accounts, Artemisia didn’t allow the rape nor the trial to defeat her but to empower her and inform her art for the rest of her life.

Along with her trial, history also tells us that Artemisia did things that no woman before her ever had. First and foremost among her accomplishments was being the first woman admitted to the prestigious Florentine Academy. Following her admittance to the Academy, Artemisia spent her time and her life in the service of her patrons. From Rome to Florence to Venice to Naples and, to England, Artemisia worked for some Europe’s most important citizens including the Medici Family and the King of England. She tended toward large canvases featuring strong, determined and completely capable women as seen through the eyes of and interpreted by a woman who refused to be known as a victim but rather as a preeminent painter.

The Bottom Line: This is my second reading of Vreeland’s Passion of Artemisia and as with the first reading, I was simply blown away. Vreeland has a singular ability to bring history to life. Vreeland takes the historical information that remains and turns it into a living, breathing human being, an individual whose impact on the world of art is nothing short of significant. Reading Vreeland’s account of Artemisia’s life reminds me of the fact that nothing is impossible!! Artemisia survived an unspeakable horror and rather than allowing that event to define her life, she rose above all that was done to her and succeeded in a way that no woman before her ever had. If her accomplishments during her own lifetime weren’t enough – and they certainly were – Vreeland’s accounting in this modern age is finely crafted reminder of what genius looks like.

Title: Judith Slaying Holofernes Artist: Artemisia Gentileschi Medium/date: oil, 1611-1612 Image source: Wikipedia

Title: Judith Slaying Holofernes
Artist: Artemisia Gentileschi
Medium/date: oil, 1611-1612
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Susan VreelandSusan Vreeland is an internationally renowned best-selling author and four-time winner of the Theodor Geisel Award for Fiction, the San Diego Book Award’s highest honor. She is known for writing historical fiction on art-related themes, including Girl in Hyacinth Blue, The Passion of Artemisia, Luncheon of the Boating Party, and Clara and Mr. Tiffany. Her books have been translated into 26 languages. She lives in San Diego, California.

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Spotlight and Sweepstakes: Left to Forever by Roe Valentine

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Title: Left to Forever Author: Roe Valentine Second Edition Published: February 24, 2015 by Chart House Press

Title: Left to Forever
Author: Roe Valentine
Second Edition
Published: February 24, 2015 by Chart House Press

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Realist Dr. Carla Harris believes that people create their own fate through hard work and careful planning. She believes in playing things safe. But, while preparing for her upcoming nuptials, she’s forced to confront the most reckless thing she’s ever done…her estranged husband, Jacob.  Idealist Jacob Moreau believes in soul mates as much as he believes in saving endangered companies. When his long lost wife reenters his life seeking a divorce, he is convinced more than ever they are meant to be together. And he will do—and lose—anything to have her again.  She thought she had her life planned to perfection. He thought they made perfect sense together.  Would marrying Jacob be the craziest thing she’s ever done, or divorcing him?

Note – LEFT TO FOREVER is a re-publishing of ALMOST MARRIED.
Note – Contains explicit content. Intended for readers over 18 years old.

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roeRoe Valentine was born into the right family. Not only does the name Valentine suit her, but her grandmother, unknowingly, introduced the young Ms. Valentine to her first romance novel. She hasn’t read anything else since. She calls herself a romantic at heart and believes that love conquerors all.  The San Antonio native, who now lives in Houston, attempted to write her first contemporary romance novel when she was nineteen years old. That attempt didn’t take, but her story has a happy ending. She kept pursuing the dream until she landed her first publishing contract in 2013. When not busy writing or reading love stories, Roe can often be found in a yoga class or chatting with friends at her favorite coffee shop. Enjoying margaritas with some girl-talk isn’t unusual for her either. For a night in, she watches reruns of her favorite TV shows and, of course, romantic comedies on her Roku, usually with a glass of wine.

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Spotlight: Donovan #3 (Billionaire Club) by Vanessa Stone

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Title: Donovan Series; Book #3: Billionaire Club Series Author: Vanessa Stone

Title: Donovan
Series; Book #3: Billionaire Club Series
Author: Vanessa Stone

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 The unraveling of the reignited, scorching hot romance begins when Donovan learns one of his dad’s secrets. Stunned, Donovan distances himself from everyone including Memphis. Memphis is angry until he saves her from her ex. But just as everything was looking up again she finds out that Donovan is going to continue to hide his dad’s secret. Will it officially be the end of their reignited romance?

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Double Cover Reveal and Excerpt: Consolation and Conviction (Books #1 and #2: The Consolation Duet) by Corinne Michaels

Title: Consolation Series: Book #1: Consolation Duet Author: Corinne Michaels Genre: Contemporary Romance Expected Publication: March 18, 2015 Cover Design: Okay Creations Photographer: Perrywinkle Photography

Title: Consolation
Series: Book #1: Consolation Duet
Author: Corinne Michaels
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Expected Publication: March 18, 2015
Cover Design: Okay Creations
Photographer: Perrywinkle Photography

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 Liam wasn’t supposed to be my happily ever after.
He wasn’t even on my radar.
He was my husband’s best friend—forbidden.

But my husband is dead and I’m alone. I ache for him and I reach for Liam.

One night with Liam changed everything. Now I have to decide if I truly love him or if he’s just the consolation prize. 

 Excerpt from Consolation (Book #1: Consolation Duet):

Today is the last day I will allow myself to feel sorrow, the last day I will shed tears, because tears don’t change anything. I need to harvest whatever strength I have and hold it tight. I’m a mother who has an infant that needs me to be both mom and dad.

One day, they say. One day this will stop hurting.

Lies.

This will never be okay or stop hurting.

I’ll never be the same. The woman I was before died the minute the knock on the door came. I’m a shell of the woman I was. The woman who was loving, open, and full of hope is gone. Hope is a weak bitch who couldn’t give two fucks about what you want. So I rely on faith. Faith that I’ll make it through this and find my heart again. 

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Title: Conviction Series: Book #2: Consolation Duet Author: Corinne Michael Genre: Contemporary Romance Expected Publication: May 27, 2015 Cover Design: Okay Creations Photographer: Perrywinkle Photography

Title: Conviction
Series: Book #2: Consolation Duet
Author: Corinne Michael
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Expected Publication: May 27, 2015
Cover Design: Okay Creations
Photographer: Perrywinkle Photography

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I fell in love with Liam only to be left shattered into a million pieces. Again. The idea of being without him cripples me but the reality is, he’s gone.  He doesn’t understand and I can’t make him.  If only he’d see the conviction behind my words—then Liam would still be here.

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Ccorrinne bioorinne Michaels is an emotional, witty, sarcastic, and fun loving mom of two beautiful children. She’s happily married to the man of her dreams and is a former Navy wife. After spending months away from her husband while he was deployed, reading and writing was her escape from the loneliness.  Both her maternal and paternal grandmothers were librarians, which only intensified her love of reading. After years of writing short stories, she couldn’t ignore the call to finish her debut novel, Beloved. Her alpha Navy SEALs are broken, beautiful, and will steal your heart.

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Double Review: Kiss of Awakening and Seduce (Prequel and Book #1: Succubus Kiss Series) by Jennifer Snyder

Title: Kiss of Awakening Series: Prequel: Succubus Kiss Series Author: Jennifer Snyder Format: Kindle Edition, 93 pages Published: January 22, 2015 ASIN: B00SNOBFRC

Title: Kiss of Awakening
Series: Prequel: Succubus Kiss Series
Author: Jennifer Snyder
Format: Kindle Edition, 93 pages
Published: January 22, 2015
ASIN: B00SNOBFRC

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 When a mysterious letter arrives from her estranged mother, twenty-one year old Kenna Blake and her best friend, Bree, make a trip to New Orleans hoping for a little Halloween fun and to get away. The mystifying Crescent City has something else in store for her though.  Cryptic messages, a hot tour guide, and a new sense Kenna can’t seem to explain are just the beginning of this eye opening trip. Will Kenna accept what awakens with in her or will she crumble under its reality?

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My Rating: 4½/5 stars

My Mini-Review:

Kenna Blake has exactly two people in the world she can count on, herself and her best friend, Bree. With the recent passing of her beloved father and a mom who is more of the cards-on-the-holidays and nothing more, Kenna is basically alone in the world.

For the entirety of her life, nothing out of the ordinary has ever happened to Kenna but as she is packing up her dad’s house, she receives a mysterious invitation from her mother to come to New Orleans. How the invitation got to Kenna is odd but the mention of her approaching Awakening is ever more mysterious. What the actual hell this all about is a complete unknown but with any luck, the trip to NOLA will explain everything. With Bree in tow, a beautiful room already reserved for her and another invitation, Kenna and Bree head out into the night hoping to find some answers. What Kenna finds is a beautiful new ring left for her by her mother, Devlin a smokin’ hot and totally willing tour guide and, a strong desire to let loose a little and see what the night holds. Before the weekend is out, Kenna gets the tiniest bit of one-on-one time with her mother, an explanation about her true identity, the ability to see pretty colors around certain individuals and, leaves poor, willing Devlin on the ground passed out cold following a sexy kiss. Well hell, maybe what Kenna’s mom had to say is actually true. Kenna Blake is a newly awakened succubus.

The Bottom Line: With the exception of Bree (I really, really hated her!) I thoroughly enjoyed this short, sweet read. Kenna has a lot thrown at her in a very short amount of time and rather than melting down or freaking out, she accepts it all and does her best to adjust to her new reality. Kenna is a strong character I liked immediately and that liking only increased when her succubus abilities come into play. In all, Kiss of Awakening is just what a prequel should be, short, sweet, fast and, an excellent introduction to a new series.

P.S. Though you don’t have to read the prequel before launching into the series, I highly recommend doing so. It offers good insight into Kenna’s background and how she finds out about her status as a succubus.

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Title: Seduce Series: Book #1: Succubus Kiss Series Author: Jennifer Snyder Published: February 24, 2015

Title: Seduce
Series: Book #1: Succubus Kiss Series
Author: Jennifer Snyder
Published: February 24, 2015

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Life isn’t so bad for succubus, Kenna Blake. True, she seems to be the only succubus with a conscience and a specific strategy for finding her male meals, but she has a cute new apartment, a budding graphic design business, and the most unique friends she’s ever had.  Her personal love life, however, is non-existent.
Until the legendary vampire Randal Vincent sweeps into her life. Even though he isn’t someone she set out to date, at least she can kiss him without killing him. But when you’re dating someone who’s the inspiration for Dracula, there are bound to be a few hiccups along the way…

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My Rating: 4/5 stars

My Review:

One year later . . . .

For the past year Kenna Blake has lived a fairly normal life. Though her dad is gone and her best- friend, Bree has moved away, Kenna has been able to move forward with her life. She bartends at a popular club, is well on the road to launching her own graphic design business and, only has to feed her succubus needs every 3-4 days. Yep, totally normal life.

Given Kenna’s succubus status and her natural allure to the opposite sex, you would think dating would be easier but alas, dating still sucks even for a succubus. Kenna needs the men she “dates” in order to survive but at her core, she is a good person and the feeding always leaves her feeling a bit empty inside. Unless she can feed on an asshole and put him in his place; those feeds are particularly satisfying J The only time Kenna doesn’t have to worry about hurting a man she is with is if she feeds from another supernatural which is how she has found herself on a blind date with Dex, a werewolf who is totally sure of his good looks and totally funny. Sounds like the perfect man for Kenna but unfortunately she can’t take her eyes off another man, another supernatural whose very presence commands attention.

Randall Vincent is a legend in the supernatural community. He is a vampire of old, he is powerful, cultured, charming, wealthy and, completely enamored with Kenna Blake, a woman he has never actually met. Getting and keeping a woman has never been a problem for Randall but Kenna is very young and very new to the supernatural world. Additionally, Kenna’s friend and co-worker, Sage has a history with Randall which could make dating damn-near impossible. Randall Vincent is not a man to be denied and when he sets his sights on Kenna, he will have her no matter the obstacles. Though she is tentative about starting an actual relationship with anyone, let alone a vampire of Randall’s status, Kenna is definitely interested in Randall. A few coffees (OK, tea for Kenna!) and some brief encounters leads to a real date and while things are generally going well, it all goes to hell the moment Kenna gets jumped and left for dead in the women’s restroom.

The Bottom Line: I thoroughly enjoyed this read right up to the very end and that’s where things went sideways for me. Kenna’s story is moving along quite nicely with good explanation of her life as a succubus and how she is managing what was sprung on her just one short year ago. Her life isn’t ideal but she is making the most of it and doing the best she can. When Randall comes into her life, things take a serious(ly hot!) turn and for the first time in a year Kenna begins to consider a real life that doesn’t involve pulling back from every kiss for fear of killing the man she is with. Several times in this read Kenna is put in a tough position but each time she keeps her cool and handles herself well. Randall takes a bit of getting used to and just when I thought I would be OK with him, he pulls a total douchebag move and all respect for his old ass is gone. To top it all off, the ending of this read is one of the most abrupt I have come across in a read in a very long time. Quite frankly, I was all on board for a five-star rating until I hit that last page and I kind of feel like I got sucker-punched. The only consolation is the fact that book two is set to release within in the month so I only have to be cranky for a few more weeks 🙂

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Jennifer SnyderJennifer Snyder lives in North Carolina were she spends most of her time writing New Adult and Young Adult Fiction, reading, and struggling to stay on top of housework. She is a tea lover with an obsession for Post-it notes and smooth writing pens. Jennifer lives with her husband and two children, who endure listening to songs that spur inspiration on repeat and tolerate her love for all paranormal, teenage-targeted TV shows.

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Cover Reveal and Excerpt: Lady of the Flames (Book #3: A Most Peculiar Season Series) by Barbara Monajem

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Title: Lady of the Flames Series: Book #3: A Most Peculiar Season Series Author: Barbara Monajem Genre: Regency Historical Paranormal Romance Format: Kindle Edition, 187 pages Expected publication: March 23, 2015  ASIN: B00T0JAWLO

Title: Lady of the Flames
Series: Book #3: A Most Peculiar Season Series
Author: Barbara Monajem
Genre: Regency Historical Paranormal Romance
Format: Kindle Edition, 187 pages
Expected publication: March 23, 2015
ASIN: B00T0JAWLO

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Lord Fenimore Trent’s uncanny affinity for knives and other sharp blades led to knife fights, duels, and murderous brawls. Five years ago, he faced a choice: marry Andromeda Gibbons, the woman he loved, or find a safe, peaceful use for his blades by opening a furniture shop—an unacceptable occupation for a man of noble birth. The choice made itself when Andromeda turned to another man. The furniture shop prospered, but now Fen’s partner has been accused of treason. In order to root out the real traitor, he may face another unpalatable choice—to resort to the violent uses of his blades once again.

Once upon a time, Andromeda Gibbons believed in magic. That belief faded after her mother’s death and vanished completely when Lord Fenimore, the man she loved, spurned her. Five years later, Andromeda has molded herself into a perfect—and perfectly unhappy—lady. When she overhears her haughty betrothed, the Earl of Slough, plotting treason, she flees into the London night—to Fen, the one man she knows she can trust. But taking refuge with Fen proves to mean far more than getting help—it means learning to believe in love, magic, and the real Andromeda once again.

 Excerpt from Lady of the Flames (Book #3: A Most Peculiar Season Series):

Setup: After learning of a treasonous plot, Andromeda fled into the London night to find Lord Fenimore, a man she can trust.

There was a woman outside his window, and as Fen pushed it full open, he realized who she was. “What the devil are you doing here?” he said.

Andromeda burst into tears. Oh, hell. Fen climbed out onto the roof.

Diggs, the beggar who habitually slept in the yard, called from below. “You want I should fetch the Watch, my lord?”

“Unnecessary.” Fen pulled the sobbing Andromeda to her feet. She gasped as if in pain, and tears streamed down her face. Her hair lay in a tangle on her shoulders, and her slippers were torn to ribbons. Had she walked all the way here in footwear suited only for dancing at a ball? What in hell was going on?

His mind raced through the possibilities of what her arrival just before dawn, exhausted and distraught, might mean. She wasn’t wearing the same gown as before–probably because she’d spilled her wine on it.

A knife on the roof beside her was making its presence known. Be still, he told it. Was that blood on the blade? “Damn.” Confound it, he’d cursed again, but he couldn’t afford to have a woman on the premises. It just wouldn’t do, and especially not this woman, and especially not now.

“Don’t usually see visitors of the female persuasion here, my lord.” Diggs sounded amused. Everyone knew about Fen’s past reputation, even though he’d been discreet for five years.

“That’s not about to change. She’s just a friend who’s gotten herself into a spot of trouble.”

Diggs snorted, and Andromeda gaped at Fen with wide, tear-drenched eyes. What if she really were with child? He hoped she wasn’t such a fool, but he didn’t intend to let it become his problem.

He pushed her gently toward the window. “Go inside and wait for me. I’ll take you straight home.”

“No!” squeaked Andromeda. “Please, you mustn’t. It’s—it’s life or death, Fen.”

“Go inside,” Fen said through gritted teeth. “Now.”

Andromeda hiccupped on a sob and got a hold of herself. She hiked her skirts, hobbled to the window, and hitched one leg over the sill. Her gown rode up, revealing shapely legs. She sagged inward, raised the other leg, and would have toppled inside if Fen hadn’t grabbed her by the arm and bum and let her down slowly.

He made a point of not noticing the soft plumpness of that bum.

He padded across the roof of the bump-out, got down on his haunches, and spoke quietly to Diggs. “Go back to sleep, and keep your mouth shut about this. There’ll be a shilling for you in the morning.”

“Right you are, my lord.”

Fen watched the beggar amble back to his pile of rags. What had happened to Andromeda between an hour ago and now? Why had she come to him? Why didn’t she want to go home? And what the devil was he going to do with her?

He pulled himself together; he would get the story from her soon enough.

The knife came eagerly to his reaching hand. He climbed in the window, shut it, and closed the curtains. Andromeda was huddled on the hearthrug, eyes closed, her knees drawn up to her chest, racked by great, convulsive shudders.

He set the knife on the dressing table, examining in the candlelight the dark stains on the blade. He put one fingertip to the sticky blade, then sniffed it. Blood indeed.

Something terrible must have happened to drive Andromeda here, and she was clearly in a state of shock. He knew an urge to take her in his arms, to hold and comfort her, but dismissed that as insanity. He had almost ruined his life once for Andromeda; never again.

He lit the branch of candles on the dresser. “I’ll start a fire, shall I?” he said briskly. “Get you warmed up.”

She opened her eyes and stared at him, teeth chattering. “Y-y-you’re stark naked, Fen.”

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Barbara MonajemBarbara Monajem grew up in western Canada. She wrote her first story, a fantasy about apple tree gnomes, when she was eight years old, and dabbled in neighborhood musicals at the age of ten. At twelve, she spent a year in Oxford, England, soaking up culture and history, grubbing around at an archaeological dig, playing twosy-ball against the school wall, and spending her pocket money on adventure novels. Thanks to her mother, she became addicted to Regency romances as well. She is the award-winning author of several Regency novellas, many of which include elements of magic, and the Bayou Gavotte series of paranormal mysteries. Apart from writing, she loves to cook (especially soups), and the only item on her bucket list is to be successful at knitting socks (which she doesn’t expect to achieve). She lives near Atlanta, Georgia, with an ever-shifting population of relatives, friends, and feline strays.

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Excerpt and Sweepstakes: Slow Burn (Book #5: Driven Series) by K. Bromberg

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Title: Slow Burn Series: Book #5: Driven Series Author: K. Bromberg Format:  Paperback, 400 pages Published: February 24, 2015 by Signet  ISBN: 0451473922

Title: Slow Burn
Series: Book #5: Driven Series
Author: K. Bromberg
Format: Paperback, 400 pages
Published: February 24, 2015 by Signet
ISBN: 0451473922

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One Night. That’s all it was supposed to be.   Reeling from the sudden loss of her sister, Haddie Montgomery has sworn off relationships. All she wanted from Beckett Daniels was a sexy distraction to help her escape her pain for just a little while….There weren’t supposed to be any strings attached—so why can’t she shake the memory of that unforgettable night from her thoughts? Or the taste of his kiss from her lips?   No matter how hard Haddie tries to forget about him, Becks relentlessly tries to prove that she should start living for today. But she is determined to avoid romantic commitment, and she can always use her ex-boyfriend’s reappearance to help snuff out the slow burn within her that Becks has sparked….

Or will fate force her to realize that this kind of connection doesn’t come along very often and a chance at love is worth the risk?

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Excerpt from Slow Burn (Book #5: Driven Series):  

He chuckles low and even, a sarcastic amusement woven through the sound that pisses me off. “What are you afraid of? Why is his offer so much more tempting than mine, huh? Oh, I know why,” he says, sarcasm dripping from his words. “He’ll walk away without any questions. But I won’t will I, Haddie? I have plenty of questions. The first one being what exactly are you running from?”

My eyes flash up to meet his, and the look – the moment that passes between us – is too honest, too raw. I have to break it. I can’t let him see the truths that even I’m trying to hide from. How I feel and what I need to fix me – the answer being him – because I’m not going to allow it to happen.

I can feel it. I can know it. But he can’t.

My mind flashes back momentarily to the night of the wedding. Of how I asked him – gave him no other option really –to take me to bed. Did I know then that unzipping my dress for him and inviting him between my legs would lead to this? Me wanting so much more? Me standing in the middle of his apartment wanting to ask for more but unable to because of the fears that are holding me hostage?

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author - K. BrombergNew York Times and USA Today Bestselling author K. Bromberg is that reserved woman sitting in the corner who has you all fooled about the wild child inside of her—the one she lets out every time her fingertips touch the computer keyboard.  K. lives in Southern California with her husband and three children. When she needs a break from the daily chaos of her life, you can most likely find her on the treadmill or with Kindle in hand, devouring the pages of a good, saucy book.  

On a whim, K. Bromberg decided to try her hand at this writing thing. Her debut novels, Driven, Fueled, and Crashed of The Driven Trilogy were well received and went on to become multi-platform bestsellers as well as landing on the New York Times and USA Today lists. Her other works include a short story, UnRaveled, and a companion piece to The Driven Trilogy titled Raced. She is currently working on three stand alone Driven novels, Slow Burn, Sweet Ache, and Hard Beat. She also plans to release a novel addressing the 10 year gap at the ending of Crashed in late fall 2015

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