Today I am the stop for Illumine's Wish. I have for you not only a giveaway, but an all new Obumbrate excerpt, never before seen. If you haven't heard of Illumine, or Obumbrate, please allow me to share with you, the most wonderful author, Alivia Anders! By the way, IT'S HER BIRTHDAY TODAY!!! April 11th! She is the most amazing girl. A huge sweetheart too. Feel free to follow her on Twitter and friend her on Facebook. Make sure to wish her a Happy Birthday too!
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He hovered so close, to the point nothing could come between us. Suddenly everything came into perception; the weight of his body pressed against mine, the way my hands twisted like vines around his neck, refusing to let him go. His eyes had darkened to a smoldering turquoise. I could feel his rough hands moving gently over the small of my back, cradling me. It felt like every part of me belonged there, steady in his embrace.
"I can't..." Against every screaming cell in my body, I pulled out of his arms. Instantly I felt cold, empty, and I wanted nothing more than to run straight back for his warmth.
He looked confused, but didn't question my choice. "Okay." Taking my hand, he gently ran a thumb over in small, soothing circles. "So, who hurt you?"
Laughter twisting between nervous and afraid, escaped my lips. "What makes you think someone hurt me?"
"You're going to laugh." His head turned downward to stare at our joined hands.
"That corny, huh?" I tried to keep the conversation light, but his hesitance only made the twisting in my gut more intense. "Spill it cowboy."
Slowly, he turned back up to look at me, his scattered blonde hair like a framing halo. His eyes were piercing, brutally truthful. "One look in your eyes and I just know." The faintest of blushes bloomed on his cheeks. "Someone dragged you through the mud."
I felt my breath catch in my throat. Where the room had been scorching before, now it was as chilled as a frozen tundra. I hadn't planned on peeling back the layers of my damaged past. I wasn't ready to be this exposed, this raw and vulnerable.
Swallowing, I found my voice. "Not mud so much as blood and personal gain."
"Well, don't worry," Ari said, tipping a finger under my chin and bringing my gaze to his. "You don't have to do anything you don't want to. But, I do hope you get past it one day. It would be a shame to see such a beautiful woman go to waste."
I kissed him.
And now the
There is one signed copy of Ilumine along with three signed bookmarks.
One bookmark will stay with the book.
The other two will go to two different people. (One Each)
Ends April 18th
This giveaway is closed
Winner of Illumine:
Winner of 1 bookmark each:
Alecia Marie Ezell