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Come to Me Recklessly: read an extract

His heart was turned off, until she turned him on . . . 

This week we published the intensely hot Come to Me Recklessly by New York Times bestseller A.L. Jackson. If you haven’t yet encountered her Closer to You series, what are you waiting for?

Read on for the prologue below . . .

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There are few things that hurt so much as a broken heart.

It’s physical.

Intense.

Real.

It doesn’t matter which way you slice it, analyze it, or add it up, you’ll always come up with the exact same sum. The worst part is there is no antidote for this affliction.

They say time mends all things.

I say they are liars.

Maybe time subdues, burying the pain beneath all the new memories we make, tucking it under the burdens and joys and new experiences that life layers on over the years.

But that broken heart?

It’s always right there, lying in wait. Ready to crush you when you’re slammed with that errant, unexpected thought.

But nothing could have prepared me for this— what it would feel like to look up and find him standing inches from me.

From the moment we met, he always had the power to bring me to my knees. I should have known his control over me would never diminish or dim.

I should have known it would only intensify.

Maybe I should have run.

But somewhere inside, I knew he’d never let me get far.

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Want to know what happens next? Of course you do.

Download Come to Me Recklessly today: http://www.piatkusentice.co.uk/ebooks/come-to-me-recklessly/

Win a copy of Tales From a Honeymoon Hotel

Can true love really conquer all obstacles?

Welcome to the honeymoon hotel in Croatia, where newlyweds Gemma and Andy arrive after their oh-so-perfect wedding. They soon discover that they’re not the only honeymooners on the island, and that happily-ever-after isn’t necessarily everything they thought it might be . . .

Olivia Ryan’s writing is warm, romantic and laugh-out-loud funny at times. This is the perfect escapist read, whether you’re planning a wedding, happily or married or still searching for THE ONE.

We’ve got 5 paperback copies of Tales From a Honeymoon Hotel to give away. To be in with a chance of winning, tell us your dream honeymoon destination in 20 words or less and fill in the box below, making sure to read our terms and conditions first. Good luck!

 

Slow Burn publishes today – fancy some signed swag?

A very happy publication day to K. Bromberg, whose deliciously dark and sexy Slow Burn is out in paperback today. As you’ll have noticed over the past few weeks, this a book that’s got everyone in Piatkus hot under the collar, and if you haven’t read it by now, what are you waiting for?

To celebrate, the author has very kindly sent us some signed swag, including copies of the book and these fabulous beer can holders . . .

For your chance to win 1 of 5 sets we have, simply answer the following question:

What series does Slow Burn belong to?

  • A. Obsessed
  • B. Motivated
  • C. Driven

Answers in the box below, making sure to read our terms and conditions first. Good luck!

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Happy Mother’s Day – it’s time to treat yourself!

 

Why should pleasure be guilty? This Mother’s Day, you deserve to take some time for yourself! Send the family away, close the door, light the candles, run yourself a bath and allow us to recommend three very special books that are definitely NOT suitable for kids. These are our official prescription for Mother’s Day and are guaranteed to entice, entertain and sweep you away…

 

BREAK IN TWO

A classic love story with a side of sizzling seduction . . .

Having just discovered that her live-in boyfriend has traded her in for a twenty-two year old hostess, thirty-one-year-old Claire Hatley is on the run from Seattle. She answers an ad for a chef at a guest ranch just outside Colorado Springs and finds herself face to face with Cole Mitchell, quite possibly the sexiest man to ever ride a horse.

Common sense tells them to stay away from each other, but their attraction is not to be denied. He gives her a glimpse of what love should be, but just as she starts to trust him, the past comes back to tear them apart.

Join Claire and Cole as they embark on the stormy love affair of a lifetime.

 

 

YOURS TONIGHT

Perfect for fans of Jodi Ellen Malpas and Sylvia Day, Lana’s addictive and unforgettable story will seduce, surprise and stay with you.

He will give her everything she’s ever wanted . . .

Jack Powell’s confidence is matched only by his intensity. The darkness in him comes from years of secrets and memories he’d rather forget. Lana has an exotic innocence that draws him in and Jack wants a taste of her. She’s a light in the darkness of his world – and she needs help, which he agrees to give her.

The only rule? He makes the rules.

Lana gives up her control, letting Jack take her body however he needs, while she works her way into his heart. But Jack’s past catches up to them and Lana finds herself wrapped up in a scheme that will expose every secret she’s worked so hard to keep. She clung to Jack once when her world was crashing down, but this time, she loves him. She’ll continue to reach for him – her only fear is if he’ll reach back, or go on his way, taking her soul with him . . .

 

SLOW BURN

From K Bromberg, the bestselling author of the Driven series, comes a pulse-raising, unputdownable romance featuring two of her best-loved characters . . .

One night. That’s all it was supposed to be . . .

Reeling from the sudden loss of her sister, Haddie Montgomery has sworn off relationships. All she wanted from Beckett Daniels was a sexy distraction to help her escape her pain for just a little while . . . There weren’t supposed to be any strings attached – so why can’t she shake the memory of that unforgettable night from her thoughts?

No matter how hard Haddie tries to forget about him, Becks relentlessly tries to prove that she should start living for today. But she is determined to avoid romantic commitment, and she can always use her ex-boyfriend’s reappearance to help snuff out the slow burn within her that Becks has sparked . . .

Or will fate force her to realise that this kind of connection doesn’t come along very often and a chance at love is worth the risk?

Celia J. Anderson on her writing journey

Sweet Proposal was my first published book. My baby. The one that made me feel like a real live, proper writer. And it was Piatkus Entice that made the dream come true, back in November 2012.

The occasion when I knew it was actually going to happen for me was a very sparkly one. It was the Festival of Romance gala dinner and hoards of us had flocked to Bedford to wallow in lovely books for a whole weekend. We’d done workshops, been to lectures, spent far too much money on . . . yes, more books, and now it was the grand finale– the awards ceremony for authors of all sorts of wonderful novels. Lots of categories, lots of familiar, famous names, lots of excitement.

I have to say, wine had already occurred on the table I was sharing with my Romaniac buddies. The problem was that the food wasn’t going to arrive until after the awards were all dished out. I clapped along with everybody else, listening to the whoops of excitement from all corners of the glittering ballroom. When the noise eventually began to die down, I cracked, and started to eat my rather dry bread roll.

Only, the awards hadn’t actually finished. There was still a final exciting one to come – the Piatkus Entice prize. Three contracts for debut authors. I chewed away happily, hearing words like warm, funny and quirky. Then I noticed that people seemed to be staring at me and my table-mates were on their feet, cheering. Huh? The bread roll refused to budge. I gulped some wine.

‘Go on – get up there, you’ve won! You’ve got a contract!’ said Debs, nudging me out of my chair.
Since then, life has changed in many ways. The editing process with Caroline Kirkpatrick was a steep learning curve, but Caroline’s vision was clear and she knew how to polish something that was still definitely still rough around the edges. Eventually, we were both happy, and Sweet Proposal made its first appearance on August 1st 2013. I celebrated with cocktails in a 97th floor bar in Chicago. I don’t normally do this.

The next time a launch occurred for me it was just as exciting, even if the venue was my ground floor conservatory rather than at the top of a skyscraper. Little Boxes was published in November 2014 and book three is nearly finished. I learned so much from the publishing process with Piatkus that I felt like quite an old hand by this time.

The bonus was that when Little Boxes started to take off and sell in a bigger way, Sweet Proposal developed a whole new lease of life. I didn’t see that coming, so I must still a bit green, but it was a lovely surprise. Now all I need is an idea for book four . . .

Download your copy of Celia’s Sweet Proposal here and check out her website.

Black Dagger Brotherhood FanCast

As we countdown to publication of The Shadows by JR Ward, we want to assemble the ultimate Black Dagger Brotherhood Fantasy Cast and we need YOUR help.

Each week for 3 weeks, we’ll choose one of our favourite couples and put them to YOUR vote. Share who YOU would cast as each character in the ultimate fantasy Black Dagger Brotherhood movie on Facebook and Twitter using #FanCastBDB.

WEEK ONE: Zsadist & Bella

WEEK TWO: Blay and Qhuinn

WEEK THREE: Wrath & Beth

The Rules:

Pictures or links should be posted on the Piatkus Fiction Facebook page or tweeted using #FanCastBDB

Photos of family members/boyfriends/girlfriends also welcome if they think they are the best women and men for the job (providing you have their permission, of course)!

Don’t agree with pictures other people have posted? Tell us why!

Maybe you already have a BDB FanCast Pinterest page or blog post? Share it with us on Facebook or Twitter!

At the end of the three weeks we’ll reveal your ultimate Black Dagger Brotherhood Fantasy Cast on the Piatkus Entice site.

 The Shadows hits the shops on March 31st.

Win Four Nights with the Duke by Eloisa James

The publication of a new Eloisa James novel is always an event and we’re counting down the days until Four Nights with the Duke hits the shops. Witty, romantic and utterly addictive, what more could you want?

Because we know you don’t like waiting either, we’re offering five readers the chance to get their hands on a copy of Four Nights with the Duke on the day of publication!

To be in with the chance of winning, simply answer the following question:

Four Nights with the Duke is what kind of romance?

A. Georgian
B. Victorian
C. Elizabethan

Answers in the box below, making sure to read our terms and conditions first. Good luck!

The Darkly Passionate Reign Series Starts Today: Note to UK readers

Today we release Yours Tonight, a darkly passionate love story from #1 bestselling author of Break Me Slowly Joya Ryan. This is the first in Joya’s sensational new Reign series. If you’d like to know more, read on.

Hello readers!

With spring right around the corner, I find myself anxious for change. The need to revamp life with a little excitement is definitely consuming my thoughts. Something happens to my brain when a little bit of sunshine hits it. While I spend a lot of my time in imaginary land, thinking up new characters and stories, spring is my favourite because those thoughts turn more creative. I find myself asking…why not?

In the case of the Reign series, there are two men dominating the pages. Their objective is clear: Lana. She is the woman they both want. Problem is, while both men are equally sexy in their alpha awesomeness, they are wildly different. Both in looks and personality. So how can a girl choose? Because she can’t possibly have both men…

This is a moment I find myself asking…why not?

Sure, reality always comes full circle and while the idea of taking the best of both worlds — aka two smokin’ hot guys — is appealing, it can’t possibly last, right? But what about in the meantime? What if she had time to think about what she really wanted? A chance to see what each man brings to the table before having to decide? Unfortunately, this is out of Lana’s hands. Because she does get a chance to be with one the men of her dreams, and she falls hard for him. Only things don’t quite run smoothly, and not everything is what it seems. When the truth comes out, Lana is faced with a brutal choice and a heart that is split in two.

So the “why not” question turns into “how?”.

How can she choose between a man that has her heart and a man that has her soul? How can she move on from the twist of fate that brought her to two men that are everything she’s ever wanted and needed? How can she survive without them?

Following Lana on this journey has been exciting and, honestly, really tricky. What happens when you love, want and need two different men for two different reasons? Surely there has to be a way?

Why not!?

Thank you for reading and for all your support!

~Joya

Yours Tonight

He will give her everything she’s ever wanted . . .

Jack Powell’s confidence is matched only by his intensity. The darkness in him comes from years of secrets and memories he’d rather forget. Lana has an exotic innocence that draws him in and Jack wants a taste of her. She’s a light in the darkness of his world — and she needs help, which he agrees to give her.

The only rule? He makes the rules.

Lana gives up her control, letting Jack take her body however he needs, while she works her way into his heart. But Jack’s past catches up to them and Lana finds herself wrapped up in a scheme that will expose every secret she’s worked so hard to keep. She clung to Jack once when her world was crashing down, but this time, she loves him. She’ll continue to reach for him — her only fear is if he’ll reach back, or go on his way, taking her soul with him . . .

Yours Tonight is available now in ebook from all good retailers.


National and international bestselling author Joya Ryan is the author of the Shattered series, which includes Break Me Slowly, Possess Me Slowly, and Capture Me Slowly. She has also written the Sweet Torment series, which includes Breathe You In and Only You. Passionate about both cooking and dancing (despite not being too skilled at the latter), she loves spending time at home. Along with her husband and her two sons, she resides in California.