Tell Me When by Stina Lindenblatt is a book that I really enjoyed, and right now it’s on sale for only 99 pennies. Check out the excerpt below and tell me what you think!
I don’t know how long we’ve been chatting when Marcus glances over my shoulder, for a moment lost in thought. He then closes the space between us, so less than a foot separates us. His hand strokes up and down my hip, molding to my body. He lowers his lips to my ear. “If we’re gonna convince everyone you’re off limits, we need to do more than just stand here and talk. Unless you want people thinking I’m your cousin.”
I swallow hard. “What do you have in mind?”
“Maybe this….” He brushes his fingertips against my neck and moves my hair back, exposing my skin. His head drops and his warm lips teasingly caress my neck.
Fortunately if Jordan sees him kissing me, she won’t clue into what’s really going on. She’ll think we’re hooking up after bumping into each other here.
Or at least I hope that’s what she’ll think.
His tongue flicks against the skin he just kissed. I jerk away.
Relax. Trent used to do that all the time and you never freaked out.
“Whoa, Kitten. I’m not going to hurt you. I’m not that asshole from the party.”
“I know. It’s just…it’s just….” My voice fades away, drowned out by the music.
“It’s just what?”
I shake my head. “It’s nothing. I’m fine.”
Encouraged by my response, Marcus leans in and his lips meet mine, softly, sweetly. But he’s not satisfied enough with that. His lips try to pry mine open.
His mouth presses against mine, hurting me, violating me. I want to scream for him to stop. But that’ll make things worse. He always punishes me when I resist.
My body tenses, heart beating loud and fast, breath equally fast and shallow. I squeeze my eyes shut for a second, fighting against the memory.
Marcus pulls away and searches my face. “It’s okay, Kitten. I swear I’m not going to hurt you.” His fingers brush against my cheek. “You’re safe.”
I can tell from his expression he wants to ask who the hell hurt me. I don’t want to tell him. This is my secret.
Book two in the series is called Let Me Know, and is scheduled to release on September 1st.
This shouldn’t be happening again
Amber Scott thought her screaming nightmares would end now that her stalker is locked up and awaiting trial. But they return when her slam-dunk case starts to fall apart. Explicit letters she allegedly wrote surface, suggesting she was the mastermind behind her assault, a willing victim.
Amber only feels safe in the arms of her boyfriend Marcus, the one person she can lean on. Until damning evidence from Marcus’s past collides with the case and the media circus drags them both down. To protect Amber’s reputation, Marcus has only one option: end their relationship. He won’t risk further damage to her case, even if it means breaking her heart.
Amber has to find the strength to step into the spotlight and bring awareness to victims’ rights before she’s convicted in the court of public opinion. And she’s really not sure what’s worse—that her kidnapper could walk free, or that the seemingly endless attention and speculation will drive Marcus away permanently.
About the author:
Stina Lindenblatt lives in Western Canada, where she loves to dream up New Adult and Young Adult stories, especially those with romance. She loves to travel, and has lived in England, the US, Canada, and Finland. She has a Master’s of Science degree in exercise physiology and has worked with elite athletes. In her free time, Stina enjoys photography, especially the close-up variety.
Thanks to Wordsmith Publicity for providing the excerpt! I hope you guys will check out these books, and this author 🙂