Monday, 13 June 2016

Release Day Blast: Dishonor Thy Wife by Belinda Austin

Dishonor Thy Wife
By: Belinda Austin
Releasing June 13, 2016

A Psychological Thriller of Sexual Obsession and a Twisted Romance.
Ronni and Brad have an arranged marriage. Six years ago, he broke off with his fiancée or else face jail time for getting the then underage Ronni pregnant, i.e. statutory rape. The couple has not slept together since. The spoiled Brad is resentful and can be verbally abusive to both Ronni and their daughter who he mostly ignores.
Brad is not the only one trapped in an unwanted marriage. Ronni was a dirt-poor teenager when her grandfather forced her to marry the rich medical student. She is simply trying to make the best of a bad marriage until she can finish college and be able to support herself and Traci.
One day after a medical conference, Brad returns home a changed man. He starts acting like a real father to Traci who now adores him. Brad even treats Ronni with kindness. As her heart melts towards Brad, Ronni wonders if he is still seeing his mistress. As her heart melts towards Brad, Ronni wonders if he is still seeing his mistress even as she begins to trust him.
Ronni finds she enjoys her husband spying through the keyhole of her bedroom door. She begins to perform for him.
Once Ronni has a taste of forbidden passion, she is addicted until Brad begins acting like a Jekyll-Hyde and his violent outbursts return. She believes he may be bipolar, never realizing that something far more sinister is going on, and she is playing a dangerous game beneath the covers with Brad.
As secrets unfold, lies unravel, and fraud is uncovered, what happened at a Philly medical convention sets off a chain of events that begs the question, does a woman really know the cracks beneath her husband's skin?

Well here goes, now it begins, a devious plan concocted in Philly. “You look nice, Ronni.” Wow! My voice had gone up as if she clenched my balls because the wife looked unbelievably sexy. In soft light, she appeared almost pretty with her hair mussed. One strap of her t-shirt drooped over her shoulder.
Okay, down boy! Quit picturing how she would look with pointy nipples tingling with excitement, and legs spread wide, hips humping. I cursed the desire welling inside my dark soul. I must not sleep with her—ever! That was our agreement. “Ronni?” I said in a eunuch voice.
Well, who were you expecting, Brad? Fool!”
Next to the wedding picture was a photo of a child, supposedly my daughter. The oldest trick in the book was to trap a man with pregnancy.
No one calls me a fool and gets away with it!”
She ran towards the stairs.
My legs were longer and I grabbed her arm, laughing at her kicking and missing.
I spun her around, trapping her with my arms. Our bodies touched everywhere and I held her even tighter. “You smell of jasmine,” I moaned, lowering her to the stairs and raining kisses across her neck. Her wiggling aroused me beyond belief. I throbbed, pounding with such pressure; all I could think of was easing my pain in Ronni. My blood rushed to that one spot where my need was desperate. At this moment, the act was worth any price. Guilt could come later. I closed my eyes, and muttered, “God, I promise to say ten Hail Marys later even though I’m not Catholic.”
I shoved her hand on my pants, rubbing her palm against me. “Please, I need you, Ronni. Feel how much I want you. I need you so much, Ronni. Please, stroke me, pet me. Yeah, that’s it. More!”
She quit struggling and groaned.
I removed my hand and she continued rubbing. Squeezing. Pulling. Caressing.
My breath came in deep gasps. “Unzip me,” I panted and tugged at the zipper of her pants, my fingers clumsily poking her.
Ouch, get off me you oaf!”
She slapped my cheek hard, sobering me, making me remember who we were and that bed was out of the question between us. “Again, Brad? You’re raping me again?”
I stood, straightening my pants and feeling rather sheepish about the rape thing. I plunked down on a step to conceal my throbbing arousal, looking like a petulant child. Any moment now, I might have a temper tantrum—Ronni really should give out to her husband. She was a tramp, just as her mother had been.
I wish you stayed in Philadelphia permanently, Brad, or the plane crashed,” she snapped.
I never struck a woman in my life and clenched my hands into fists, resisting the urge to punch her. It took a minute for my pants to deflate. I then stumbled up the stairs, banging my ankle against the last step.

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Belinda is a former Software Engineer and Web Developer. She is a Zumbaholic. Belinda loves to create novels with twists and turns, and love stories that will squeeze your heart. Her goal is to entertain and touch you by making you laugh, cry, get angry: go through the emotional experience that makes us all human and by doing so humanize her characters.
Her aim with her books is to grab the reader by the shirt collar and drag him or her into the novel, and not let go until the end. She hopes that the reader will not just read her story, but experience it, with chills, blood pounding, brain bursting, etc.
Belinda was born in the Los Angeles area and lives in Texas.

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Spotlight: Broken Girl by Grechen de la O

My name is ROSE NEWTON, and I sell my body on the streets of San Francisco. I’m what you call society's dirty little secret. On the outside, I'm in control, the woman who makes her own rules and gives nothing away for free. Inside, I’m broken and numb. Torn and shattered by my past, my life is nothing more than the lost fragments of what's left of me. SHANE WEST represents everything that’s foreign to me. He’s brave, kind, funny, gorgeous and persistent. When fate brings us face to face, an undeniable attraction blazes between us. He becomes the constant I've never had and the only man I'll ever trust. There is nothing simple about falling in love when you're keeping a secret like mine. 

*Reader's discretion advised. Certain content might not be suitable for some readers.

I skimmed the place for you-know-who, hoping that the uncomfortable bubble building in the back of my throat would disappear. Out of the corner of my eye, I spotted him coming toward me. A reassured smile spread wide across his gorgeous face. I couldn’t help but smile back.
His vivid hazel eyes lit up as he spoke. “Well, look who showed up! My new friend, Little Clumsy Rose. I guess she decided to come back to the Stop and Wash!”
I noticed he wasn’t tending to a washing machine or hanging out by the dryers. “Yeah, well, I have to keep up on my laundry, you know. Can’t waitress in filthy clothes. You don’t get very many tips when you’re stinky.” I shoot him a quick wink.
And here I thought it was the world’s best suckers that brought you back.”
Oh, don’t get me wrong, Shane, this place’s suckers are hard to pass up, but I tend to be a Blow Pop type of girl,” I teased.
Well, then next time I’ll make sure you have at least one Blow Pop in every color and flavor.” He raised his eyebrows in a curious tic.
Now you’re just tryin’ to sweet talk me. How ‘bout helping me find a washing machine that’s unoccupied?”
That sounds good. We don’t want a repeat of what happened last time,” he mused.
I can’t believe how busy this place is.”
Oh, yeah, so give me this.” He shot me a quick wink before snatching my laundry sack and flinging it over his shoulder. “Stay close now,” his voice rumbled, coming out with more of a growl than I expected.
My heart drummed in my chest as I watched his biceps flex against the sleeves of his T-shirt. I followed him into a back corner of the laundromat, pushing away the feelings swelling in my gut and surging into my chest. I took several deep breaths, thinking about the words I wanted to use to build a wall between us.
Are you implying that I am clumsy?”
No, but I’d hate to see you wrestle with a cart in this place now.” Shane looked around.
Every machine was running. Every dryer was humming with clothes dancing in the glass windows. As we swiftly passed the back counter, he snatched a handful of suckers. When I glanced back, every counter had a plastic bowl filled with suckers.
Where are your clothes? Don’t tell me you’re the one creepy guy who decides to hang out in random laundromats around the city, ripping off cheap suckers?”
Nope, I only hang out at this one, and I don’t steal suckers.” He laughed. I didn’t laugh. “Talking about stinky waitresses and cheap suckers, we never finished our conversation about Cajun food last time we hung out.”
You mean the only time we hung out,” I corrected him.
It’s just semantics. You eat right?”
Um, last time I checked, it’s vital to my existence.”
Well, that’s good news, because it just so happens that I must eat to survive too.”
Yeah, well, the last time I checked, suckers don’t count as eating.”
By whose definition?” he quipped.
Mine. Suckers are a lick-and-swallow product. Eating actual food is a much more detailed and necessary activity.”
Well, then why don’t I take you to Boxing Room … for some required nourishment?”
I can’t today, but thanks.”
It’s vital to both of our survival.” He leaned closer to me and continued, “I wasn’t thinking about today.”
I was thinking some … other day?” His expression was pleading.
Well, I’ll be busy.”
Really? You already know you’re busy?”
Six months from now?”
I nodded. I didn’t know what I was doing every minute of the day, but I was pretty sure I was too busy to start something with him.
How can you turn down eating dinner? The very act is essential to our human survival.”
Oh, I survive quite well on my own, thank you.”
Yeah, but why alone? Why not have dinner with someone … like me?”
Look, Shane, truthfully, I just can’t really see anyone right now. My life is a little … complicated.”
Complicated? Everyone’s life is complicated, Rose.”
Yeah, well, I don’t have time to do complicated.”

Gretchen de la O, is a writer of romantically unique stories. A proclaimed positive energy infuser by people who know her, she finds joy in helping those around her discover their creative process. Gretchen is a firm believer that anything is possible if you set your mind to it; and what you expect out of life, always finds a way of showing up. She’s authentic in her dedication to her own creative process, finds strength in her spirituality, and is always looking for the bright spot in every situation.  

Gretchen released her first novel, Almost Eighteen in September of 2011,  the first in a three book new adult student/teacher romance, The Wilson Mooney Series. In November of 2012, she followed with book two, Eighteen at Last, and concluded the series with Beyond Eighteen in October, 2013. Her Fourth novel, PROTOTYPE, a romantic suspense, the first book in the Possession Series was released in October 2014. BROKEN GIRL, Gretchen’s fifth novel, is a standalone contemporary romance slated to be released April 29th, 2016. Please visit Gretchen

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