Friday, March 30, 2012

Character Guest Post + Giveaway with Joseph hero of Absolution by Diane Alberts

Dear Journal,
Today, Hugo asked me to watch over Eva. The Cartel are after her because of her father’s damn job. I can’t help but find the irony in the fact that I was brought back home by the very same man who sent me away. I’m terrified I won’t be able to convince her that she needs me around—but I will not accept no for an answer. She means too much to me to allow her to refuse me entry.
I can’t help but hope that this might be my chance to get her to listen to me about what happened the night she kicked me out. She never did let me explain—nor did her father—so this forced reunion might be the very thing I needed to get back into her heart.
If only it didn’t come with the threat of her death…
But, I have to go hunt her down now. Wish me luck. She might be tiny…but man she can punch.
Joe.
I hope you enjoyed Joseph’s private journal entry—now see what happens when he does, in fact, find her. I hope you enjoy the excerpt below!
“What’s going on?”
“I’ll tell you everything. But not until I get you inside. Take me to your place.”
She laughed. “Hell, no.” Worried or not, he would get nowhere near her apartment ever again. “I told you when I kicked you out you’d never be welcome inside my house again. Nothing has changed. I’m a big girl. I can handle myself.”
She took a step away, and once again he took her by the elbow. This time, Joseph didn’t stop her but grabbed her and dragged her behind him.
“No, you can’t. And if you won’t take me to your place, I’ll just lead the way. Either way, I'm getting in.” He tugged her toward the red-roofed, stucco building Eva lived in, and she tensed.
“Go to hell!” She struggled against his hold, but he didn’t even pause. She dug her heels into the cement and yanked her arm but failed to free herself from his grip. “I’ll scream.”
He stopped and leaned into her face. “You wouldn’t dare.” Without waiting for her reaction, he continued to escort her toward her building.
She opened her mouth, took a deep breath, and yelled, “Help—”
Eyes wide, Joseph stopped and spun her until she rested against the wall of a nearby building. She had time to yelp before he crushed his lips to hers and thrust his tongue inside her mouth.
She pushed against his shoulders, and he groaned, deepening the kiss. She longed to bite his tongue, to kick him in the balls, but he felt so good. It might have been six weeks since he last kissed her, but her body remembered him well—including all the feelings he brought out within her—and wanted more.
She pulled him closer while he slid his palms down her back and cupped her buttocks, hauling her up tight against his erection. She groaned in unison with Joseph. He tore his mouth away and nibbled on her right ear.
“God, Eva, I’ve missed you so much.”
Nothing he could have said would have sobered her more. Man, but he had some cojones telling her he missed her! He’d cheated on her, not the other way around. She jerked out of his hold and slapped him hard across the face.

Blurb:

Eva can’t believe Joseph dares to show his face to her after he’d cheated on her with a stripper—in her bed. She’d kicked him out, and has no desire to let him back in, despite his claims of being assigned to protect her from the Cartel. Her life very well may be in danger, but she fears more for the safety of her heart.

Joseph made one foolish mistake a year ago, and has been paying for it ever since. She might not want to allow him into her life again, but he doesn’t care if she despises the very thought of him. His duty is to keep Eva alive, even if it might end up being the death of him. Because he never stopped loving her.

Can they put their painful history aside, and work together against her enemy? Or will the past prove too strong to be forgiven?
 

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About Author:

 
Best-selling author of all things romance. Diane believes strongly in a happily-ever-after for everyone. She especially loves tortured heroes and heroines, as can be seen in her stories. She is repped by the fabulous Lauren Hammond of ADA Management. Check here to stay up to date on all Diane’s upcoming releases!

Entangled Publishing:
On One Condition, a novella about a modern day marriage of convenience, is out–and hit the best-sellers list on B&N! Divinely Ruined, a novella about an aspiring angel, is coming soon.

Decadent Publishing: Kill Me Tomorrow, Diane’s first addition to the popular 1NS series from Decadent Publishing, and Reclaimed, a paranormal romance novel, are available. Absolution, the first of a new series with Decadent called Honor Guard, is out March 2, 2012. Broken, a military 1NS book, is out March 30, 2012. Escape To Me, a time-travel addition to the 1NS series, is coming soon.

In addition to being a writer, Diane also reads slush for Entangled Publishing as an intern.

Diane Alberts lives in Northeast Pennsylvania with her husband, four kids, and a bird. She lives in the mountains-but wishes it were the beach. She has been writing since she was in elementary school, but only recently fulfilled her dreams of being published in 2011. Enjoys dyeing yarn and knitting in her “spare” time.


Giveaway Details:

Diane is giving away a free copy of one of her e-books, KILL ME TOMORROW or RECLAIMED! Comment at any of the tour stops to be entered to win! Each entry counts, so be sure to stop at every blog site! Good luck!


10 comments:

Arianne Cruz said...

that book sounds interesting :D I want to read it!
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Diane Alberts said...

Thanks for having me!

*yadkny* said...

I just love a feisty heroine! Sounds like a great read especially after reading that piece from Joe's journal... interesting!

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Timitra said...

This sounds like it will be a really great read!!!

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bn100 said...

Great excerpt! The book sounds very good.

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Stella (Ex Libris) said...

I have read Diane's latest release On One Condition and would love to try out some of her other books to see her telling different kind of stories. Thanks for the fun post! :-)

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Kathleen O said...

Diane your book sounds like a great read.. I wish you luck with it..

Thanks for the giveaway..

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Dawn Miller said...

This book sounds like it is going yo be very interesting and one that you won't be able to put down. Can't wait to read it. Thanks. Dawn_56@yahoo.com

Tore said...

Thanks for the awesome giveaway. Both books sound really good. Please enter me in contest. Tore923@aol.com

Joanne said...

This book sounds intriguing. Can't wait to read it.

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