|Out From Under, book one in The Lovers Duet, has premiered and is available for purchase! |
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Wednesday, July 31, 2013
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Title: Out From Under, A Novel (Stand alone, not part of a series)
Author: Selene Chardou
Expected release date: July 31st, 2013
Genre: Romantic Mystery & Suspense / Contemporary Romance
Age Group: New Adult
Cover Designed by: Alicia C. Mattern (https://www.facebook.com/AliciaCMatternCoverArtist) and CL Smith (www.goonwrite.com)
Trista Lennon is strong, independent and only desires freedom. Freedom from the control of her parents, freedom from the motorcycle gangs she has had to put up with her whole life and freedom from a relationship that will trap her into the very life she has no wish to ever live.
The day before she’s supposed to leave for Stanford University to pursue her dreams, her world is shattered. After a tragedy that tears her family apart, Trey, her cousin, Talia, invites her to L.A. Her life is all the sudden Hollywood stars and sunshine, late nights and wild parties.
And then she meets him.
Linx Carter isn’t looking for a relationship. He survived a dysfunctional marriage with his childhood sweetheart, which produced two sons, an inability to trust women and a multitude of lies. He merely wants to recuperate from a rough, six month tour Winter’s Regret just completed with superstar band, Scarlet Fever, and enjoy a little peace and quiet.
Until he sees her.
Trista and Linx fight their attraction for one another like war on a battlefield.
She has a closetful of secrets and he would rather be single and pathetic than date a teenage girl who seems older than her years. However the passion between them is too much to resist and they realize in order to heal one another, they must destroy the walls they have constructed so tightly around their hearts.
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Wednesday, July 10, 2013
The Novels up for Grabs!!!
There will be one grand prize winner and in addition, a Romance e-book pack and a Fantasy e-book pack. Good luck everyone!
Saturday, July 6, 2013
Friday, July 5, 2013
Another tease from Out from Under...remember this is before everything falls apart and the real excitement begins. I am having so much fun with character development but I would really like to hear back from readers. This novel is like a slow burn, getting hotter and hotter until it builds into an inferno. The first scenes aren't mundane as much as they are giving a little background but not too much. Enjoy!
“Earth to Trista, how are you and what are you doing here?”
I turned towards Tristan’s voice before I smiled and walked over to embrace him and Taryn.
“I’m great although to be honest, I can’t wait to get out of this podunk town,” I said before I sipped from my drink.
Tristan glared at me with harsh, sky blue eyes. “What’s that? Coke? You better not be drinkin’ alcohol. Mom and Dad would have my ass if they found out their perfect daughter was caught dead at a Bastards’ party with this many drunk and fucked up people running around. What they hell is wrong with you? If anyone can understand how out of control these events can become, it’s you.”
“Well,” I said as I placed my hands on my hips, “if you have any ideas how I am, supposed to spend my New Year’s night, especially in our little hole in the wall town, I’m all ears,” I replied in a sarcastic voice.”
“Maybe you should spend time at home for a change. Take Clooney with you—I’m sure he’ll be thrilled to know you have the house all to yourselves.”
I laughed out loud. “That’s not gonna happen because as soon as I get to Stanford, we’re through. Long distance relationships don’t work and Trey has demanded I cut all ties with the MC.”
“He’s right, you know,” Taryn replied in her soft, barely-there Northern Irish accent. “You’ve been surrounded by this whole scene your whole life and it’s not healthy. I was so happy to get the hell out of Belfast, I didn’t know what to do. Of course, I miss me Ma but do you know what it’s like to attend high school and university in a normal environment? No bombs exploding and not having to worry about being a Catholic?”
She paused and wrapped her arms around Tristan’s waist. “That’s why I love your brother so much. He loves me for me and it doesn’t hurt that he’s one of the most sexiest men I have ever met.”
My brother looked at her before he kissed her lips softly. “I love you too, babe.”
I smiled at both of them before I pursed my lips and left the club house. I sat outside on a wooden bench and watched a few revelers in more than close for comfort positions while I drank my Southern Comfort and Coke.
I needed to get out of here and I couldn’t wait for the New Year. As far as I was concerned, it couldn’t come fast enough.
Happy Friday everyone and enjoy the weekend!
Thursday, July 4, 2013
Happy Independence Day, everyone! I know while this is an American holiday, others of you are just looking for something to read. If you haven't purchased any of the books from the One More Night Trilogy than I have a surprise for you!
Introducing...the Omnibus Collection!
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I don't plan on releasing it everywhere except Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Apple and Kobo. If you buy your books from one of these sites then you're in luck.
It is almost 149k in word length and about 780 paperback pages so that is a lot of reading and bang for your buck. Plus each book begins with its original cover so you get this classy new cover and all the covers used in the series!
I will also have a hot Thursday tease from Out from Under later today! In the meantime, check out the Pinterest board I did for the series HERE!
In the meantime, have a wonderful day everyone and stay safe!
Tuesday, July 2, 2013
Out From Under is a multi-faceted New Adult stand alone novel that deals with loss, grief, love, happiness and finding yourself after losing yourself.
Trista Lennon is a young woman heading off to Stanford University when her life is turned upside down by a devastating accident where she loses most of her family. She trades Northern California and an Ivy League for the City of Angels and her rock star cousin, Talia Viaro-Stewart.
As her PA, she is run ragged by Talia but she enjoys the work and she never thought in a city as fake as L.A., she would find the one man who is so wrong for her, he's right.
Trista experiences happiness for the first time since the accident but little does she know, she was supposed to die along with her parents and someone still wants her dead...
The following scene takes place before Trista's life is turned upside down.
Clooney still walked with a slight limp but at least he didn’t have to use his walking stick and he’d almost healed to the point where he could run.
He was the first man I’d ever given my virginity too and although we both knew there was zero chance of me ever becoming his old lady, we liked each other a lot. Too much because I was going to miss him, his girlish creamy complexion covered in a handful of tats and his lean body. I would even miss the scar that went from his left hip all the way down to his calf where multiple operations had taken place. It was a thin, pink scar which had keloid and was slightly puffy against his otherwise perfect skin.
I laid on my stomach in his bed in the clubhouse and ran my hands over one of his army tattoos on his smooth, hairless chest.
“So, what happens now? When will I see you?”
Ugh, I wanted to avoid that question like the plague and wondered why I felt like our situations were reversed. Why did I feel like the man and him the chick? I knew I would let him down what ever I told him but it was no use.
“You probably won’t see much of me,” I began in a cautious tone. “Stanford is no joke and I will have to work my ass off to maintain a good grade point average. I probably won’t be back until summer vacation.”
“Christ, that’s a long time. Why are you leaving now?” he inquired as he stroked my soft, dark hair.
Clooney loved my hair for some reason though there was nothing special about it except I had natural chestnut highlights running throughout.
“I want to settle in to dorm life,” I lied smoothly.
The reality was I just wanted to get the hell out of Pine Bluff and be around intelligent people my own age. I loved my parents but they were suffocating and although we’d spent Christmas together, they’d opted to spend the week of New Year’s with my aunt and uncle. Once they got back, we would celebrate with a wonderful dinner at a nice restaurant in Lake Tahoe and a couple days later, I would be leaving.Thank God for small favors.
So there it is...the novel involves all kinds of people from accountants and computer hackers to rock stars and bikers...I am very excited about this novel.
The cover reveal will take place on Monday, July 15, 2013!
Thanks for reading and have a wonderful day!