Thursday, February 12, 2015
Title: Redemption Author: S. Nelson Release Date: Feb 25, 2015 Find on Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/24778672-redemption Synopsis: How do you protect someone from the darkness when that’s all you know? I tried to fight it. I tried to get her to run from me. I tried everything I knew to get her to despise me. But she never faltered, pushing back at every turn, unknowingly bathing me in her light. But could her light save us both? Mason Maxwell resigned himself to a life of loneliness, forced into a world he didn’t want, but he had no choice. He had to remain in the darkness if he wanted to save the only living family he had left, his sister Adeline. While his life was desolate, it was simple. That was, until he met her. Lila Stone was doing everything in her power to keep her head above water, taking care of a sick mother while trying to find yet another job to support them both. Little did she know her life would take a drastic turn when she was shoved towards a life, and a man, she had never even imagined. Excerpt: My boss was standing right in front of me, dressed in nothing but a pair of low-slung track pants. His breathing was quick and uneven, as if he had just finished working out. He seemed truly surprised to see me but recovered quickly. “You need to watch where you’re going, Lisa.” He was trying to be professional, but there was a certain gleam in his eye which was shouting he was being anything but. “It’s Lila. Not Lisa. I’m not sure what’s so hard about remembering my name.” I said my last statement more on a whisper. He was very intimidating, and I didn’t want to upset him to the point of him firing me. I couldn’t afford for that to happen. “Oh, yeah. Lila.” He said my name as if it was causing him some sort of discomfort. I didn’t have enough time to delve into it, however, because as soon as my name left his lips, he took a step closer and started fingering my T-shirt. I was too surprised to even react. “What is this you’re wearing?” My eyes were focused on his sculpted, broad chest. I could see a light sheen of perspiration, indicating he had definitely been working out. I was so wrapped up in my own head, mesmerized by his body, his question took extra time to permeate my brain. He gripped my shirt tighter and drew me in, so close I had to put my hands on his chest to steady myself. Then the weirdest thing happened. My mind was instantly filled with images of the two of us, and they certainly weren’t innocent. I pictured his head between my legs, licking and sucking every bit of pleasure from me. Then I pictured him on top of me, thrusting himself inside, making me scream out his name until I climaxed. Then I pictured the both of us holding hands and walking together, talking and laughing. Because all of those images bombarded me in mere seconds, it took me a minute to regain my bearings. When I did, I forced myself to remove my hands from him. What the hell is happening to me? “What?” I asked, truly forgetting his question from seconds before. “I said, what are you wearing?” “Oh. Beverly told me to wear comfortable clothing and this was all I had.” I had taken a few steps backward, needing to put some physical distance between us. It did nothing to squelch the feelings building inside me when I glanced up into his dark brown eyes. He was looking at me as if he was trying to memorize every part of my face; I found it disturbing yet oddly comforting at the same time. “Well, it isn’t proper work attire for this job.” He perused my body. Slowly. When he reached my eyes again, he said, “I’ll order something for you. You’ll have it by the end of the week.” Then he turned and walked away, disappearing around the nearest corner. Author Info: S. Nelson grew up with a love of reading and a very active imagination, never putting pen to paper, or fingers to keyboard until a year and a half ago. When she isn’t engrossed in creating one of the many stories rattling around inside her head, she loves to read and travel as much as she can. She lives in Pennsylvania with her husband and two dogs, enjoying the ever changing seasons.