Friday, 31 May 2013

PLAYING FOR KEEPS COVER REVEAL!

I'm late to my own party. You're not surprised, this I know, but I'm going to apologise anyway. I'm sorry for shopping up a storm when I should have been here, writing. (In my defence, I'm low on clothes that fit the bump now.)

That's enough nattering. I'm proud/happy/excited/nervous to share with you the cover, blurb and release day for PLAYING FOR KEEPS, book 2 in The Game series. 

And you can see an EXCLUSIVE (kinda smexy) excerpt in Aston's POV here on Natasha is a Book Junkie's blog. (Click her name.)
Rain and a car might be involved. Might be.




From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Emma Hart, comes the second book in The Game series, and the story everyone wanted after The Love Game…


She's in love with him. 
He's trying not to love her. 
One night changes everything.


Aston Banks never meant to get close to Megan Harper – not even for that one night. Haunted by a childhood he refuses to face, he knew she could break through every wall he’d ever built and tear them down without even realising she was doing it.

Betraying Braden by starting a relationship with Aston wasn’t on Megan’s to-do list, but the second she sees a glimpse of someone other than the arrogant ass she’s come to know, she can’t walk away.

Aston’s childhood is worse than Megan ever guessed, but as he tries and fails to push her away, it’s clear her love is stronger than the demons that cling to him every day. And now, because of it, he finally has to deal with what he’s buried deep down.

What he doesn’t want to face. What he’s fought against for so long.

And they have to do it all without Braden finding out.

Keeping a relationship secret has never been harder.


**This book can be read as a standalone novel, but reading The Love Game (The Game, #1) beforehand is advised.**



Well, I suppose you want to know when you can get your grabby hands on it, huh? You do. I know. Here:


RELEASE DATE: 
MONDAY 24TH, JUNE. 
Mark your sexy little calendars!


ADD TO GOODREADS. (So you don't forget.)


Want an excerpt? I know you do.

EXCERPT:
(Disclaimer: This is from the unedited version of book and is therefore subject to change or removal before publication.)

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MEGAN: 

“If you’re trying to hide, babe, then you’re failing. I can see you.” Aston’s words crawl over me in a smooth caress, making my throat dry up and my blood boil simultaneously.
“Why would I be hiding?” I sit up and look forward, determined not to meet his eyes.
He shrugs a shoulder carelessly, twirling a pen between his fingers. I catch his every movement from the corner of my eye. His eyes are burning into the side of my head - they’re begging me to turn, begging me to look.
“Because you want me so badly you can’t bear to see me,” he says in a dramatic tone with a touch of arrogance.
My back straightens. “Clearly someone has been feeding your ego again,” I reply dryly. “Because I don’t remember ever telling you I want you.”
His bicep brushes mine as he leans forward. “Is that so?” he asks, his voice low and barely perceptible.
I fight the urge to drop my eyes to the desk. “Damn right it is.”
A fingertip trails down the back of my arm, the tingling feeling making me fight against a shiver.
“I think you’re wrong,” he whispers. “Because I’m pretty sure you said you wanted me on Saturday night – right before you dug those nails of yours into my back and wrapped your pretty little legs around my waist.”
My head snaps round to him, and our faces are inches apart. His lips are curled in a slightly smug smile, and I hate the fact that’s where my eyes fell first. I drag them away from his mouth and across the sharp planes of his face until they meet his smoky eyes.
I remember why I didn’t want to look at him. His eyes have the power to entrance me and to break me. Right now it’s the former – the silvery hint at the edge of his iris pulling me in and holding me captive. I remember why, from the first touch of his lips against mine on Saturday night, nothing could have stopped us happening.


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