Novels That Rock

Friday, June 28, 2013

Falling Into Love is LIVE!


The final novel in the trilogy is live across the world. Here are a few links to help you find it!

Amazon
Barnes & Noble
Apple / iBookstore
Kobo
Amazon UK
Amazon Canada

All Romance
Smashwords


Happy Friday and I hope you all enjoy it! Thank you for continuing and concluding this journey with me but it's not quite over yet!


Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Who Is YOUR Summer Book Crush???


Welcome to the Summer Book Crush where a bunch of us authors decided to get together and offer up our books for 99 cents! I've got two actually so dig in and go find a few more to one-click on Amazon!


The Summer Book Crush is ON!

That would be Kasper "Kaz" Gillian from Falling Into Lust!



Yeah, this Guy:



Check out more about Kaz on the Summer Book Crush Website where he has his own profile as A Bad Boy!

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Summer Sales!

Announcing some great summer deals for those who have been waiting for the One More Night Trilogy to go back on sale and for those anxiously awaiting Falling Into Love!

Premieres Thursday, June 27th!!!

99 cents on Amazon through June 29th!


Don't forget to read this one before you dive into Falling Into Love!


P.S. These are Worldwide Amazon sales so the price will be 99 cents on Amazon, .ca, .fr, .de, .es, and .it. The price will be 99 pence in the UK and similarly priced in India and Brazil.

Have a lovely Tuesday, everyone! ;-)

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Cover Reveal for Falling Into Love!






Title: Falling Into Love (One More Night (Rock & Roll Trilogy))
Author: Selene Chardou
Expected release date: June 28, 2013
Genre: Contemporary
Age Group: New Adult
Cover Designed by: Stephanie Nelson from Once Upon A Time Covers

Book Description:
“Lies, sex and rock are always on the menu when touring and if this journey has taught me anything, it’s every empty, vacuous idea I had before I met Kaz was the stuff of little girl fairytales. Love isn’t pretty, pink butterflies and hearts drawn on pieces of paper, it’s scratch marks down Kaz’s back after we have wild crazy sex and the way his aquamarine eyes look into mine as if I’m his and he’s claimed every inch of my body, including my heart, mind and soul…

“This journey isn’t about up and coming stars on the rock scene—it’s about the ones who’ve made it and still can’t get it together. It’s about drug abuse and unprotected sex, it’s about my love for a man who claimed he would never fall in love yet I managed to snag him. Not because I’m pretty, blonde and have a knock out body but because I can see past his sexy, drop-dead beautiful fa├žade and underneath are the kind of dysfunctional, wretched secrets you read about only in the most twisted romance novels.”

The final part of Kaz and Syd’s journey will have them dealing with issues they never saw coming and a few they did. Friendships will be tested and relationships will be obliterated but at the end of the day, it’s all about the music and that always comes first.
Kaz can’t fight his feelings for Syd any longer and he’s given up trying. When their togetherness seems almost perfect, a curve ball is thrown and it just might end up destroying the love they have worked so hard to keep.

Can they survive the repeated assaults against their relationship and come out on top or will the tour always come first, even at the expense of what they hold sacred?

The One More Night Trilogy is a Contemporary Romance set in the world of rock and roll:

Falling Into Lust
Available in e-book and paperback at the following e-Retailers:

Falling Into Us
Available in e-book and paperback at the following e-Retailers:

Falling Into Love

Author Biography
Selene Chardou is a world traveler and the alter-ego of Elle Chardou.
Ms. Chardou’s writing is all about hot romance and exciting times with the rich and famous set in the New Adult realm.
She is currently working on Rock My Heart, the first novel in the Scarlet Fever Series, which will chronicle the relationships of all four band members. She also has a pop stars series planned and an MC series planned that chronicles the issues between Lucifer’s Saints and Demon’s Bastards motorcycle clubs.
Ms. Chardou has lived abroad in Stockholm (Sweden), Manchester (England), Los Angeles, the San Francisco Bay Area and Portland. She currently resides in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Contact Information:
Add Falling Into Love to your Goodreads TBR List Here: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18078559-falling-into-love
Blog: The Realm of Selene Chardou located http://selenechardou.blogspot.com/
Join Selene. Chardou’s Mailing List for early notification of New Books HERE!
Follow Selene Chardou on Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/ellechardou


Friday, June 14, 2013

Friday Tease....


Well, I'm down to the wire and Falling Into Love is almost finished. Soon it will be going to my editor and ready for consumption by the public! Here is another teaser because I know how much y'all love them!

Excerpt




Kaz walked over to his ex-wife. “Listen to me very carefully: you are my ex and I have never once complained about Kris so show my significant other the same modicum of respect. Don’t resort to your two-faced, underhanded games. You never considered her a friend. She was nothing but someone you could get dirt on to tattle-tale back to me. For God’s sake, grow up and act like an adult!”
Damira pursed her lips and glared at him coldly. “Why don’t you do the same and expose all your dirty secrets? I know you haven’t told her all of them. You’re sitting on a major one and don’t you think she deserves the truth? If you love her—truly love her—then you would tell her everything and not just what you think she can handle.”
Kaz opened his mouth but the guys from Winter’s Regret walked in chatting and talking about what an awesome show they’d had. Talia even looked pleased as she smiled at me and winked before she embraced Seth who was covered in sweat.
“We’ll finish this later—”
“—no, we won’t, because there is nothing to talk about. I’m through with this whole lame discussion. You can do what ever you want with your little tart because when we get back to L.A., I am suing for full custody of Xander. You have never been a decent father to him but what could I expect when one considers your background?”
Damira turned on her heels and walked out in a hurry while I walked over to stop Kaz from following her.
“Ignore her—you guys go on stage in less than twenty minutes and you can’t afford to be angry. We will make sure we hire the best family law attorney there is and she will never get full custody of Xander, not if I have any say in your life? You feel me?” I said to him in a rush of emotions.
He nodded before he replied, “Yeah, I’m feelin’ you. I also know what a vindictive bitch she can be and I would hate for her to come between us.”

I embraced him by the waist and rested my head in the crook of his neck. “She hasn’t done it yet and she won’t. I promise you that.”

To be Continued...

Have a great weekend everyone and keep an eye out for the Cover Reveal on Monday, June 17th!

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Another little tease...from Falling Into Love...


Okay, ladies and gents, here is another glimpse into the world of touring 101...LOL!




Excerpt

“Can I talk to you?”
I zoned out for a moment before I looked up and faced Seth. He was high but far from out of it. I stood and followed him into the restroom before he closed the door and locked it behind us.
My heart began to race but not for the reasons he probably thought as I whipped around to face him. “Why did you do that?”
“Cut the bullshit, Syd. Is Talia leaving me? I’m not stupid and I know she never came back to bed last night. She slept on the sofa opposite of you and what was with you staying with us anyway?” he inquired as he clutched a bottle of Jack Daniels and swigged from it.
“Talia doesn’t plan to go anywhere as far as I know. Yes, she likes to talk to Kris and Kaz but I can assure you nothing is going on with either guy. For some reason unknown to me, she still loves you very much. She won’t leave you because she believes she would be abandoning you. What that has to do with you would have to ask her. She didn’t tell me about your relationship in detail…I have no idea what happened to you as a kid,” I explained in a neutral voice before I finished my Ginger Ale and wished I had another.
Seth’s gray-green eyes stared me up and down before his eyes lingered on my breasts and finally dragged back up to my face. “You’re not preggers, are you? You had that greenish look to you when you came back from the stadium area but now you look pretty healthy to me.”
“That’s none of your business to be honest but since inquiring minds want to know, no, I am not. I think I ate something that didn’t agree with me and I have been sick for the last few days.”
“Yeah, that’s what Talia told me when I inquired why she wasn’t feeling well. Then the next thing I know she’s lookin’ fresh and glowing like a goddamn two hundred watt light bulb. You bitches seem to love to have babies sucked out of you but you never think about us and how we might feel. Men sure do get the short end of the stick in society.”
I felt like I had been slapped in the face.

One, Seth was a drug user, and therefore loose-lipped. The last thing I needed was him telling all his band mates what he suspected because eventually Kaz would find out. I couldn’t have that because he would think I didn’t want his baby when to be the mother of his future children was all I wanted but was our relationship strong enough to deal with one right now?

To Be Continued...

Have a great evening!


Saturday, June 8, 2013

Saturday Night Teaser


In case you follow both of my blogs, just know the teases aren't always the same. The tease on Sunday's Elle Chadou blog won't be the same as the one I am about to post here. Enjoy!


Excerpt:

“I noticed Syd still isn’t speaking to you. Do you know she shared a suite with Seth and I last night? Thank God there is a sitting room because she passed out on one sofa and I passed out on the other. I couldn’t sleep with Seth, not when he was out cold due to a dose of hillbilly heroin. I could kill that fucker.”
“You can always leave, you know. I can call up Dominic and get you two separate suites if you like.”
Talia eyed the cigarette he was smoking with unfulfilled wanting before she focused on his gaze again. “That’s all right. It will be just an extra expense and besides, if it ever got that bad, I would just shack up with Misty and Keren. They’re decent enough…for biker chicks.”
Kaz took mercy on Talia and offered her his cigarette which she snatched quickly and took a long drag before she inhaled and exhaled slowly. “I almost forgot what these tasted like. I have been smoke-free for almost two years and now look what my boyfriend has reduced me to but…it’s like that song. I can’t break free from him and I hate it but at the same time, if he was so unbearable, couldn’t I just cut loose of him?”
“No, because love doesn’t work that way and we both know it…don’t we, Kasper?”
Both Kaz and Talia turned to see Syd standing there with her camera still in her hands.
“Do you mind if I take this?” Talia inquired as she held up Kaz’s cigarette.
“Nope.”
“Cool, we’ll chat later.” She walked off quickly and soon it was just him and Syd, face to face.
“Listen, I know I fucked up last night—”
“Why are you blaming yourself when it is my problem?” she questioned in a bitter tone. “I’m the one who can’t accept you aren’t ready to be serious about me and it just scares me because I don’t want to lose you. You don’t have to be with me—hell, Talia was drooling over your every word and she’s a good person but anyone with half a brain can see she is looking for an out. She doesn’t really want to be with Seth but at the moment, she doesn’t have a choice.”
Syd walked closer until they were less than five feet from one another. “I don’t want to lose you, Kaz. It’s not worth it and I can deal with your problems but you need to let me in and stop shutting me out because you think I will just fall apart and not be able to take what you can dish out.
“I’m not a child. I entered this relationship with my eyes open and I knew what I would have to face. Please don’t do this to me and don’t try to minimize what we have. I love you and I know you love me too but if you can’t say it then I can deal with that and I won’t ever push you to say anything before you’re ready. Are you feeling me?”
He pulled her into an embrace and held her tightly. “Yeah, I’m feeling you. But…the only thing is I do love you, Sydney. I love you so much and I don’t want to lose you over words I was too much of a coward to say. Do you forgive me?”
She smiled into his eyes and his heart melted. Everything he’d planned with his head had all been forgotten about because his dick was now firmly in charge.
Kaz knew her game and yet, he still couldn’t bring himself to care. This chick had him utterly and thoroughly pussy-whipped; if that weren’t bad enough, she had him heart-whipped too because he couldn’t think about being with anyone but her and to a man like him, that was not only a scary thought but one, which made him wonder if he’d ever had control over this particular situation?

To Be Continued...

Have a great weekend everyone!

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Wednesday Tease from Falling Into Love...


Here is another little tease from Falling Into Love
Enjoy!




Excerpt

Kaz swigged from his scotch. “You’re wrong about me. I don’t judge a woman by their class. Both Keren and Damira had nothing and I loved them. I am best friends with Jaden—his father is president of Lucifer’s Saints. You don’t think we haven’t had to go parties and play just because? I have had plenty of club ass but I also protect myself and make sure I kept a supply of condoms.
“I’m not nearly as discriminatory as you think I am. I have dated all kinds and I enjoyed my whorish lifestyle for a long time. When I drank and did coke like it was going out of style, I wasn’t all that picky. As long as I could prove the woman had a pussy and she looked decent, she could hop on my cock. Why do you think Damira hates me? I may not have cheated on her during these fucking concert tours but I sure as fuck wasn’t completely faithful to her.”
Syd strolled over to him and grabbed his glass before she drained the scotch. “I’m not a village idiot, Kaz. I know you were no choir boy and this is all fascinating but what does this have to do with you not being able to tell me you love me? Either you do or don’t and if you can’t tell me you love me then I’m sleeping in Misty’s and Keren’s suite tonight.”
Kaz laughed out loud. “Are you threatening me? Go ahead—fuckin’ stay with them because that isn’t going to get me do anything I don’t want to do. I told you I would tell you I loved you when I was ready and that time hasn’t come yet.”
Syd grabbed a Lalique crystal vase and threw it at the wall where it shattered; roses and water decorated the beautiful mess on the Persian rug. “You fucking asshole. If that is gonna be your attitude then fuck you! You can jerk off tonight because I won’t be here to pick up the pieces!”
She grabbed her handbag and slammed her way out of their suite. Unfortunately, she’d forgotten her card key in the middle of her tirade.
Fucking women…couldn’t live with them and couldn’t live without them.

Kaz cleaned up the mess and set a white bath towel to soak up the excess water on the rug before he grabbed his card key and left the suite.

To Be Continued...

Exciting news for all you Apple lovers, Falling Into You is now available at the iBookstore!

Happy Hump Day everyone!

Sunday, June 2, 2013

An excerpt from Falling Into Love and Other Exciting News!

Now, here is a brand new excerpt from Falling Into Love, the final part of the One More Night Trilogy! Remember, this trilogy only focuses on Syd and Kaz's relationship before and during the tour. 

Their story will continue and be the first novel in the Scarlet Fever series, which will examine each band member's relationship with their significant others once the Gods of Rock Tour is over.



Excerpt

Shortly after arriving to our hotel and settling in, the girls wanted to have a drink at The Promenade Bar. I’d showered and changed into a slinky black, lace-edge Versace cocktail dress and paired it with silver Christian Louboutin four-inch sandals. Kaz surprised me as I slipped on a couple of bracelets and kissed my neck.
“Where do you think you’re going in that sexy nightgown?” he joked before his hands gripped my breasts through the thin material.
“Downstairs to have drinks with the girls,” I replied before I turned around to face him. My arms immediately laced around his neck and all the sudden, I didn’t care about drinks anymore. I just wanted to spend the night devouring this beautiful man.
Why couldn’t I get enough of him? I felt like a nympho in heat and no matter how many times we slept together, it never was enough. I would never tire of this man and the thought suddenly frightened me half to death.
I needed to get away just to breathe on my own and to stop what ever I was doing. It wasn’t healthy—my constant need for Kaz. I had to leave to see my friends, if only to prove to myself I didn’t have an unhealthy addiction to my boyfriend who turned me into a wanton sex kitten when ever I was in his presence.
His aquamarine eyes were bright and stared into my own; I had no secrets from him and there was no where for me to hide. “What girlfriends would those be?”
“Ugh…” My mind suddenly went blank before the names came back to me. “Faith, Laurel, Sasha, and Damira.”
“So, you aren’t spending any time with Keren or Misty?”
I shook my head. “No, baby. Besides, Misty is pregnant and she shouldn’t be drinking.”
Kaz’s grip grew tighter on my body and I suddenly felt a strong sense of abandonment. I was abandoning him, the same way his mother had and I should have asked him if it was okay to go out that night. Not because I was afraid he would say no but because he needed me a lot more than the girls did.
“I can cancel,” I blurted out. “We could spend some time together—”

His blue-green irises turned cold. “No, it’s okay. I promised Jaden I would stop by and we would have some quality male bonding time together so you go and have fun, baby. Okay?”

To be continued...

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