Author: Nicky D. White
Genre: Contemporary Adult Romance (18+)
Publication Date: June 23, 2014
Tour Host: Passionate Promotions
Raven Pierce vowed to escape the hot and humid climate of Missouri and never look back. After completing her graduate program, she drags her sun-loving, winter-hating best friend to start a new life in Minnesota with its cold crisp air and blankets of snow. Raven’s main focus is her new career and truly establishing her own identity. The last thing she intends to do as she is building a new life is to fall in love. As her luck would have it, one evening a minor accident sends Mr. Tall-Dark-and-Handsome to her rescue. What starts out as the perfect relationship begins to turn challenging when tragedy strikes and pulls her grief-stricken boyfriend into a dark and unpredictable frame of mind. As a psychologist, it is Raven's job to help her patients navigate through their own emotional journeys and she's very good at it. However, when it comes to her own life, her feelings for this new man combined with the unforeseen affliction leave her feeling frustrated and emotionally exhausted. Raven finds herself fighting for love in an unfamiliar, confusing, and sometimes dark terrain.
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“It’s only 9 o’clock. The night is still young. We’re just getting started.” He has a sexy smirk on his face again.
Just getting started? I don’t know that I can handle another round of that so soon. I let out a light-hearted giggle and slump back down into his arms. “Just getting started?” I repeat.
He laughs. “Why, was that too much for you to handle?” he asks, teasingly.
“No, not at all. It was quite invigorating, actually. Might have been the best sex I’ve ever had, even.” I return his teasing look.
“Might have been?” His tantalizing stare is causing the blushing heat to rise in my cheeks again. “Well sweetheart, it looks like next time I’m going to make sure that it is
the best sex you’ve ever had. When I’m done with you, there will be no maybes about it.”
Oh my. “Looking forward to it,” I answer with a grin.
“Are you?” He smirks, but I just grin and nod my head. Grant’s face transforms from sweet to devious and I see a shift in his expression and thoughts. “Raven, be careful what you wish for.”
Huh? I give him a questioning look. He takes his fingers and brushes a curl away from my face and tucks it behind my ear.
“I think I know what I want.” I’m trying to get him to explain his comment further. He lets out a heavy sigh, raises up, and peers down at me. As he cups my face in his hand, I notice his expression has hardened; it almost looks dark.
“I’m not sure that you do.”
I frown at him totally confused. “What do you mean?”
“You don’t really know me. Not like you think that you do.”
Nicky grew up in a small town in the Midwest, where she still resides. She has her Masters in Industrial/Organizational Psychology. She works part of the time in Kansas City and the other part in her hometown. Juggling between family, work, and writing, she stays very busy; never a dull moment. Writing has always been a passion and talent of hers. Her mother was also a writer, but of poetry. Nicky has written her fair share of poems, but the idea of writing a novel is what truly pulled at her heart-strings. She started writing Raven’s Innocence last fall, and is currently working on the sequel, Raven's Undoing.
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