Friday, March 20, 2015


Today we're celebrating the release of IMPOSSIBLE PROMISE by Sybil Bartel with two giveaways. The first giveaway is quite easy to enter.

For a chance to win one (1) ebook copy of No Apologies (Sybil’s first book- gifted via Amazon)leave a comment answering one questions: Where does Buck promise to take Layna?

The answer is in the excerpt below. I'll pick a winner on April 11th.

Impossible Promise by Sybil Bartel
(Impossible Promise #1)
Published by: Carina Press (HQN)
Publication date: March 23rd 2015
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance

Three years ago, Layna Blair listened in horror over a telephone line as her parents were murdered. When the killer said she was next, Layna panicked and made a deadly deal—his secret in exchange for her life. She’s paid the price every day since, becoming a prisoner in plain sight

Marine Sergeant Blaze Johnson offers Layna a way out—her freedom, his rules, no questions asked—and she takes it, despite knowing what her keepers do to people who get too close. She doesn’t know Blaze is fighting his own demons or that beneath his warrior façade is a man on the verge of breaking.

Embarking on a wild revenge mission with Blaze and his smooth-talking best friend, Talon, is not what Layna signed on for. But attempting to run when Blaze has made no secret he intends to make her his is a reckless mistake. With the killer closing in, it’s up to Blaze to save them all—and to Layna to realize that she’s risked the one thing she can’t afford to lose.
Book one of two / 93,000 words

Heat level: Steamy; not for under 17, it has open door sex scenes.


      “I’m going to wake him up then I’m going to make it look like I’m taking you by force. I won’t hurt you but just the same, don’t fight me. Pretend to be scared into submission.”
      I might’ve rolled my eyes.
      Buck stared at me, expressionless. “Better yet, pretend to be unconscious.”
      “Is there a plan C?” My acting skills were super latent—like practically nonexistent latent.
      Buck misunderstood. He stepped close and took my face in his hand. “I’m not going to hurt you, I promise.”
      Oh, he’d hurt me all right. I was sure of that now. Maybe not today or tomorrow, but he’d leave eventually and it was gonna hurt like hell. “That’s not what I’m worried about,” I lied.
      “Then what are you worried about?” He stroked my cheek.
      Oh man, I couldn’t think when he did that. It was like Valium or a stupid pill but much more instant. Buck touches me, my brain turns off. I had to force myself to step back. “Okay.” I put a couple feet between us and inhaled. “Unconscious, got it. But how, exactly, is that gonna work?” The logistics were escaping my fog-induced brain.
      Buck watched me with a penetrating stare that slowly melted into liquid. He dropped his voice to a seductive whisper. “Come here.”
      Gulp. Ah, yeah, no. Uh uh. Not happening. I might’ve shaken my head.
      His giant hand rose up slowly, palm up. He said nothing.
      Shit. I was such a goner. Why prolong the charade? I took his hand.
      His monstrous fingers wrapped around mine and he instantly pulled me to his side, whispering in my ear. “That’s it baby, just relax.”
      His breath tickled my skin and his heat made me melt. I slunk against his side and inhaled the clean musk I’d grown attached to.
      “You think too much,” he said softly, brushing my hair from my face and skimming his lips over my temple.
      I wasn’t thinking jack shit. Wait, that’s not true. I was thinking Buck and muscles and sexy voice and hot breath. Total package wrapped up in a dominating, alpha, kick ass, swoon-worthy marine. It’s a good thing I’d sworn off men after my one and only encounter last year because Blaze-cum-Buck just ruined me for anyone else. Ever.
      “That’s right.” His lips touched my ear. “You like mountains, baby? Or the beach?”
      Holy cow, his voice. “Beach,” I whispered.
      “Me too. Beach all the way. Hot sand under your feet, sound of the waves, you and me sharing a towel…sound like fun?”
      “Mmm.” Buck, no shirt. “Yeah.”
      “Drop your head forward.”
      I didn’t hesitate. My hair fell over my face and concealed my view.
      “Good girl. Just for that, I’m gonna take you to the beach.” Buck moved toward Shorty.
      “Wait.” I tensed.
      “Shh, I got you. Let go, don’t think.” Buck’s arm tightened around my waist. “Let your legs go slack and drop your center of gravity, baby. Make it look real. Don’t worry, I got you. Think about you and me and that beach day I promised you.”
      I hesitated but I did it. Then I didn’t have a chance to think.
      Buck moved into action. “Ready, baby?” It was a rhetorical question.
            Buck threw the water on Shorty and kicked him, hard. “Wake up, asshole!”
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I grew up in Northern California with my head in a book and my feet in the sand. I dreamt of becoming a painter but the heady scent of libraries with their shelves full of books drew me into the world of storytelling. I love the New Adult genre, but any story about a love so desperately wrong and impossibly beautiful makes me swoon.

I now live in Southern Florida and while I don’t get to read as much as I like, I still bury my toes in the sand. If I’m not writing or fighting to contain the banana plantation in my backyard, you can find me spending time with my handsomely tattooed husband, my brilliantly practical son and a mischievous miniature boxer…
But Seriously?

Here are ten things you probably really want to know about me.

I grew up a faculty brat. I can swear like a sailor. I love men in uniform. I hate being told what to do. I can do your taxes (but don’t ask). The Bird Market in Hong Kong freaks me out. My favorite word is desperate…or dirty, or both—I can’t decide. I have a thing for muscle cars. But never reply on me for driving directions, ever. And I have a new book boyfriend every week—don’t tell my husband.

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Thursday, March 12, 2015


It's the last day of spring break. Okay, not really. Just the last day of our New Adult Spring Break FB Party.
I hope you've had a blast meeting these amazing authors, winning some cool prizes, and finding some new books to add to your collection.
If you've missed any of the fun, you're in luck. It's not too late.
Ready to end this party with a bang!
**Disclaimer: Fireworks are not included in this post**
To join in the fun just click the link:
The hosts for Thursday, March 11th.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015


 Along with the other awesome authors scheduled, it's my party day. If you want to chat with me about my books, here is your chance. 
I'll be hosting from 6pm-6:30pm EST, so just click the link to join the party:
The hosts for Wednesday, March 11th.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015


Want to meet your favorite New Adult Authors? Win awesome prizes? Have a lot of fun?
Yes? Cool. We want to meet you too.
Join twenty-four amazing NA authors at our spring break FB party March 9th-March 11th, 8-11 pm. EST.

To join in the fun just click the link:
The hosts for Tuesday, March 10th.

Sunday, March 8, 2015


Cold weather getting you down?

On March 9th-12th, you're invited to our New Adult Spring Break Party. Join twenty-four amazing New Adult authors (including me on Wed, March 11, at 9:00 EST) as we celebrate spring with games, prizes, and rowdy fun FB-style, all from the comfort of your own home. #NASpringBreak

To join in the fun just click the link:
The hosts for Monday, March 9th.

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