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The Voice – Giveaway!!!

Ok, so I know this is a “running” blog, but most of you are aware of my slight obsession with reading. After reading 100+ books last year and 42 books under my belt already this year, you could say that reading is a big part of my life. Since I know that many of my followers are avid readers, I thought I would pass a book recommendation along and give you the opportunity to win 1 of FIVE ebook copies!

I HIGHLY recommend reading the excerpt below. You will be HOOKED!

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The Voice
By Jennifer Anne Davis

Synopsis:
During her abduction and assault, Audrey begins to hear a voice. She hopes she’s not going crazy,because after what she’s experienced, that’s the most logical explanation. However, as she begins tolisten to the voice, Audrey realizes that someone may be telepathically trying to help her.Unfortunately, rescue isn’t all she needs. In order to leave behind the constant reminders, she flees toher Aunt Kate’s house in San Diego, and assumes a new identity. It works until the eighteen-year-oldtwin boys who live next door threaten to break through the protective walls she’s worked so hard tobuild.Between Caleb going out of his way to befriend her and Justin avoiding her at all costs, Audrey doesn’tknow if normalcy will ever find her again. But one thing is certain: When a familiar danger resurfaces, it’sthe same voice that she turns to — a voice that is not only real, but a lot closer than she realizes.Gripping and tastefully told, The Voice is a story of healing, trust, and courage.

Find the book here on GoodReads, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Smashwords!!!

The Voice: Excerpt:

Lying in the dark cabin, I tried not to think about the foul smell of body odor mixed with the stench of
urine. I tried not to think about how hungry I was, or when I would eat again. About the plastic zip ties
cutting into my wrists, or the spider crawling up my arm. I kept trying and failing. There was nothing to
do but think.

Audrey? he spoke in my mind.

“Here,” I replied, still not understanding who or what the voice was, hoping I wasn’t going crazy.
Though, after what I had been through, crazy wasn’t too far off. Instead, I focused on what the voice was
saying. After weeks of being stuck here, he was the only thing keeping me grounded and giving me
hope.

I need you to do something for me.

He sounded drained. “Are you okay?” I asked.

Scream.

“What?”

I need you to scream as loud as you can. Now, Audrey! Scream!

Bill had left the cabin only five minutes earlier, and I was afraid to make any noise. What if he was
still outside and heard me? Would he come back in? I was so sore and bruised that I couldn’t handle
anymore.

Scream! he urged.

Finally trusting the voice, I sucked in a deep breath, closed my eyes, and screamed as loud as I could. At
first I sounded like a cat that was being strangled, the sound barely audible and grating on my ears. But I
kept trying, and the noise transformed into something loud and fierce.

Yell the word “help.”

“HELP!” My throat was raw, but that didn’t stop me. I took all of my hurt and anger, and used those
emotions for the energy needed to sustain the scream.

Then a thumping came from the other room—maybe the front door. My body shuddered. Shimmying
to the edge of the mattress, I tried to stand, but my legs gave out, and I fell to the rough, wooden floor,
landing on my knees. With bound hands, I inched my way to the corner of the room, as far away from
the door as possible.

Keep screaming!

I wanted to curl into a ball and disappear, but I did what the voice said and let out a shrill, loud cry for
help. The sound bounced off the walls, echoing.

Wood shattered in the other room. I kept yelling, wishing that I had the power to destroy Bill with my
scream.

The doorknob twisted. Please don’t hurt me again . . . please don’t touch me . . . no more, please. No
more.

The door exploded open. Instead of Bill, there stood three hunters dressed in camouflage and bright
orange vests. One held a shotgun, and another held an axe. I froze in horror. The men looked at one
another and then back at me.

Audrey, tell them who you are. Your name.

“I’m Audrey Marshall. Please help me.”

“The kidnapped girl?” the older guy on the right asked. I nodded. “I’m calling 9-1-1. You’re going to be all
right now,” he said reassuringly, his cell phone already at his ear.

“Thank you,” I whispered to the voice. But he didn’t respond.

Freaking good, right?!?!

GIVEAWAY:

The amazingly talented Jennifer Anne Davis is giving away 5 ebooks of The Voice via Smashwords coupon code. Enter the contest below!!! Good luck, my peeps!

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Can’t wait to see if you won the giveaway to read the book? In honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, The Voice is on sale for only 99 cents on Amazon and Barnes and Noble!! Such a freaking steal!

Happy reading folks!! 🙂

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On Dublin Street

On Friday I mentioned that I was reading my 70th book of the year. I finished it this weekend and holy Moses it is my favorite book of the year. Like, by far. So, what is this book?

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On Dublin Street by Samantha Young. Go buy it. Go buy it now.

Description from Amazon:

Four years ago, Jocelyn Butler left her tragic past behind in the States and started over in Edinburgh. Burying the grief, ignoring her demons, and forging ahead without any real attachments has worked well for her so far but when Joss moves into a fantastic apartment on Dublin Street, her carefully guarded world is shaken to its core by her new roommate’s sexy older brother. Braden Carmichael is a man who always gets what he wants. And what he wants is Jocelyn in his bed. Knowing how skittish Joss is concerning any kind of relationship, Braden proposes a sexual arrangement that should satisfy the intense attraction between them without it developing into anything ‘more’. An intrigued Jocelyn agrees, completely unprepared for the Scotsman and his single-minded determination to strip the stubborn young woman bare…to the very soul. Contains strong adult content. For readers ages 18+ only.

Wow. This book was just… WOW. I was so incredibly impressed with how well the characters were developed. I felt so invested in not only the main characters, but the secondary characters as well. I think that is a rare feat that Samantha Young knocked out of the park. This book was filled with so much emotion. I laughed out loud and I cried (which has only happened to me a couple times while reading).

The main character Joss is so SO broken after many unfortunate events in her life. I just wanted to reach into the book and give her a hug. The hunka hunka piece of man meat that is Braden Carmichael gets her. He just straight up knows what she needs more than she does. Together, they make this beautifully broken mess that you can’t help but root for. Plus, it doesn’t hurt that they make one HOTT couple. 😉

I don’t know if I am doing this book justice. All I know is that I have now read 71 books this year, but I am going to be rereading this one. Like, now. I seriously can’t wait to read more from this up-and-coming author.

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