Monday, May 23, 2016

At The Brink Blog Tour - Guest Post & Giveaway



At The Brink 
 Release: May 2nd 2016 by Carina Press

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A Story of Sexual Obsession

Lily: I should never have agreed to it. A woman will do a lot to keep her husband happy. But when my husband sells me to the highest bidder—billionaire, former Navy SEAL, pride of Boston’s business scene—I agree, not to keep him happy but because it gives me the chance to finally escape. Escape my marriage, escape my debts, escape my life …

Josh Lane demands a steep price: my pride and my morals. But the truth is, I’ve never felt anything like what I feel for him. He brings color into my gray world. And his insistence that I submit to his commands—his depraved, filthy, amazing commands—only feeds my craving to be taken by him. Again. And again. I should never have agreed to it, but I’m so glad I did.

Josh: I don’t need to pay to keep women in my bed. Though my preferences may be unorthodox, I never leave a woman unsatisfied—far from it. Lily Boswell, though … her innocence draws me, her secrets intrigue me. Having her is worth dealing with her cowardly scum of a husband.

I want to release her passions and heal her wounds .On my terms. Because the blindfolds and restraints hide more than she could imagine. I must keep her safe from the people who would destroy me—and the demons that haunt my dreams.


Share a favourite scene from your new release and tell us why it's your favourite.

Asking an author to pick a favorite scene is like asking a mom to pick her favorite child. Brain melt! It’s an impossible choice, especially because At the Brink, my new erotic romance, has so many scenes I’d love to share with my readers.

At the Brink is the story of Josh Lane, a decorated war hero, a former SEAL and a Boston business tycoon. He’s blunt, ruthless, intense and exacting; a workaholic driven by internal demons; a man who doesn’t play games, except in bed, of course, where he is always in command. When he meets Lily Boswell, a talented but stifled artist trapped in a dangerous situation, he devises a sexual agreement that explores their most primal erotic cravings, the only chance he might have to protect her and vanish the demons that haunt his dreams.

Because Josh is so...how shall I put this...creative? I had to be very selective about what I get to share here. So here are two of my favorite scenes.

First kiss. In this scene, Josh talks Lily out of a panic attack by kissing her. I like this scene because it shows how sweet and resourceful Josh can be and it hints at the powerful connection that these two are about to unleash on each other:

His lips landed on my mouth, soft and yet commanding. His tongue parted my lips, sharing his mouth’s vital moisture. He exhaled into me, heating my cold airways with his warm breath, imbuing my world with his scent, crisp rainfall wafting with fresh ozone, fragrant earth with a hint of leather, a punch of wholesome maleness.

His breath startled my lungs into action. The contact transformed into something deeper and more intense. My starved body wanted more of him, air, scent, tongue, lips. Along the way, my lungs relaxed and my throat loosened beneath his fingers’ caress.

Oh. My. God. He was kissing me now, and his kiss was everything that a kiss ought to be—question, answer, light-infused canvas, an entire painting dedicated to blues and yellows, a portrait of my body in heat.

His entire body was committed to kissing me. I responded to him as if my next breath depended on his touch. My nipples sharpened and my sex ached, clutching at the emptiness inside of me. My heart pounded a million beats per second. When he finally broke off the kiss, he seemed breathless too, and I wondered if together we’d burned up all the oxygen in the room.

Introduction to a self-portrait: This scene takes place when Josh gifts Lily her own painting studio in his home. I love this scene because it involves voyeurism, artistic license, and some very tactile stimulation. Here’s a peek at how it begins.


Well?” Josh said from his side of the screen. “What are you waiting for?”

“Further instructions.” I crossed my arms. “They’re coming, aren’t they?”

“How right you are.” He laughed. “I do have a commission for you.”

“And what would you have me paint?”

“Yourself.”

“Oh?” I had a moment of confusion. “Do you want me to paint a self-portrait?”

“Kind of, but not quite.”

How was that for a reply that wasn’t one?

“Look at the spread on the counter,” he said.

I got up and inspected the neatly arranged supplies. An impressive array of high quality paint brushes, sponges, rags and other tools lay next to several bowls of water. A three-tiered display of paint jars rose against the wall, arranged along the color wheel spectrum. I’d never heard of the brand before.

I unscrewed the cap of one of the jars and inspected the paint. A bright yellow shone from the jar, the color of sunlight, rich with pigment and thick as acrylic. I lowered my nose to the jar and sniffed carefully. I frowned. I knew my paints really well, and this looked like a quality product, but it was most definitively not acrylic, or oil, or anything I’d ever used before.

I capped the jar and read the properties in the back panel. Water-based, quick dry, non-toxic, non-allergenic, smudge-proof, cleans off easy. Cleans off easy? I turned the jar in my fingers and spotted the label that confirmed what my brain had been screaming at me for the last thirty seconds.

I met Josh’s amused stare on the screen. “Body paint?”

“Yes, Lily.” His smile widened. “So shed that robe and get to work.”



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About Anna Del Mar

Anna del Mar writes hot, smart romances that soothe the soul, challenge the mind, and satisfy the heart. Her stories focus on strong heroines struggling to find their place in the world and the brave, sexy, kickass, military heroes who defy the limits of their broken bodies to protect the women they love. She is the author of The Asset (Carina Press), the first novel of her Wounded Warrior series and three other novels scheduled for release during 2016.

A Georgetown University graduate, Anna enjoys traveling, hiking, skiing, and the sea. Writing is her addiction, her drug of choice, and what she wants to do all the time. The extraordinary men and women she met during her years as a Navy wife inspire the fabulous heroes and heroines at the center of her stories. When she stays put—which doesn’t happen very often—she lives in Florida with her indulgent husband and two very opinionated cats.

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Monday, May 2nd - The Book Cellar - Guest Posts

Wednesday, May 4th - Curling Up With A Good Book - Interview

Friday, May 6th - BookHounds - Guest Posts & Happy Ever After Book Reviews - Review with short Guest Post

Monday, May 9th - Sassy Book Lovers - Guest Posts

Wednesday, May 11th - Bewitched Bookworms - Guest Post & The Recipe Fairy - Review with short Interview

Friday, May 13th - Read My Mind - Interview

Monday, May 16th - underneath the covers - Guest Posts & The Suburban Eclectic Review - Review with short Guest Post

Wednesday, May 18th - Little Miss Drama Queen - Guest Posts

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9 comments:

  1. I enjoyed the excerpts - this looks good!

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  2. I really enjoyed reading the entire post today. This is a new author for me but I would love to learn more! Thank you for the reveal!

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  3. I look forward to putting the scene into context.

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  4. Thanks for the great giveaway!
    The book sounds very interesting!

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  5. Hi Sassy Book Lovers. I stopped by to thank you for featuring At the Brink. I had so much fun choosing a favorite scene. I'm glad your readers enjoyed it. Thanks again!

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  6. Happy to be a part of this tour, thank you for sharing!

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  7. Thank you so much for the opportunity 😊😊

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