Sunday, May 24, 2015

Every Kiss


Want to see the German cover of ALL OF YOU

To give you a frame of reference, All of You is the first book in my Between Breaths new adult series that first released in 2013. 

Look at that NEW TITLE and that sexy pose! 





heart emoticon SWOON! Ahhh, my virgin boy Bennett, I hope Germany loves you! 


Tuesday, May 5, 2015

TWO OF HEARTS is Live!

See below for the release week GIVEAWAY! 




A gripping standalone adult contemporary romance about finding yourself while taking a second chance at your first love…

Dakota Nakos was always the resilient, strong-willed achiever. But when her father dies and she’s entrusted with the family’s casino, she feels vulnerable, scared, and more than a little emotional —not exactly the best time to see an old lover she’s never really gotten over.

Dakota once meant the world to Shane Garrity. Then suddenly he left town to train as a U.S. Marshal, and their love for each other crashed into a memory. Now he’s come home for her father’s funeral, and one look at the girl he left behind stirs up both memories and regrets, and reignites a fire he feared he’d lost forever.

Dakota may be the same driven girl she always was, but she’s also changed in ways neither could have anticipated. She’s not just a young woman searching for own identity in the Native American community in which she was raised, but one questioning her new life outside her father’s shadow. Above all she wonders if Shane can push past her weakened defenses to rekindle what they once had, or whether the intense blaze between them will ultimately reduce her heart to ashes.






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Thursday, April 30, 2015

TWO OF HEARTS Excerpt


My adult standalone contemporary romance, TWO OF HEARTS, releases on May 5th.



A gripping standalone adult contemporary romance about finding yourself while taking a second chance at your first love…

Dakota Nakos was always the resilient, strong-willed achiever. But when her father dies and she’s entrusted with the family’s casino, she feels vulnerable, scared, and more than a little emotional —not exactly the best time to see an old lover she’s never really gotten over.

Dakota once meant the world to Shane Garrity. Then suddenly he left town to train as a U.S. Marshal, and their love for each other crashed into a memory. Now he’s come home for her father’s funeral, and one look at the girl he left behind stirs up both memories and regrets, and reignites a fire he feared he’d lost forever.

Dakota may be the same driven girl she always was, but she’s also changed in ways neither could have anticipated. She’s not just a young woman searching for own identity in the Native American community in which she was raised, but one questioning her new life outside her father’s shadow. Above all she wonders if Shane can push past her weakened defenses to rekindle what they once had, or whether the intense blaze between them will ultimately reduce her heart to ashes.





Excerpt:

“Still so damn gorgeous,” he said, and his mouth was on me again, his fingers reaching up and pulling my hair out of its tie. As it fell and hit my shoulders, his throat rumbled with desire. I pushed his shirt up and over his neck and gasped at the muscles I saw.

But that was short-lived because he was kissing me so hard, with such profound need, that all I could do was run my hands along his shoulders and the smooth ridges of his back. I couldn’t believe how ripped he’d gotten. He had always been toned, but now, good God, he was beautiful.

His mouth was on my neck, at my collarbone, on my breasts and he groaned into my skin murmuring my name as he went. I was overcome with emotion and longing, wetness pooling between my legs. It was like a dream that he was here, that he was kissing me again. I never wanted it to end.

He lifted me and turned, moving deeper into the room. The back of my knees hit the chaise longue, the same one he’d sat in countless times over the years. One night we had even secretly made out in it, the summer we’d hidden our attraction. I could scarcely sit there without remembering how it felt to have his tongue in my mouth. But the reality was so much better.

He stood and began unbuttoning his pants, his gaze roving all over me, his eyes glittering pinpoints of hunger. My breath faltered just watching him and I couldn’t hold back any longer. I leaned forward and began touching and kissing every inch of his skin that I could reach.

He squatted down in front of me and hooked his hands beneath my knees, hauling me toward him so that the crux of my thighs was at eye level. His palm glided over the damp center of my underwear and my legs begin to tremble. “Your smell turns me on.”

I moaned as he corkscrewed two of his fingers into the soft middle panel, locating my entrance. “Oh God.”

I was a panting, quaking mess and all he’d done was touch me over my panties.




Tuesday, April 21, 2015

THERE YOU STAND is LIVE!


See below for the release week GIVEAWAY! 




From the author of All of You and Before You Break comes a new Between Breaths male/male romance about the silent, inked up skateboarder and the tattoo artist who unravels him piece by piece…

Tattoo artist Cory Easton has worked long enough at Raw Ink to know, just by looking at a dude, what his body art reveals, what makes him tick, what even makes him scared. Until he meets the quiet and remote Jude York—so unreadable, so unreachable, and so unlike anyone else, he can’t help but arouse Cory’s curiosity.

As captivating and complex as his ink, Jude is a mystery—and Cory’s falling fast and hard under his spell. Against his better judgment to steer clear.

The rumors of Jude’s past overshadow him—whispers of prison and an unmentionable secret that’s kept him in the protective shadows of a local motorcycle club. As Cory probes deeper, he wonders how much he really wants to know. Especially since Jude has awakened something inside him that has been buried too long—and has him feeling completely alive for the first time in forever…






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***GIVEAWAY***
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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Upcoming Releases News


I have two nearly back-to-back releases for April and May. One adult and one male/male romance!


My adult contemporary romance, TWO OF HEARTS, releases on May 5th! 


Find the blurb and links to retail sites, here: TWO OF HEARTS



Here's a teaser:


























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My male/male romance, THERE YOU STAND, releases on April 21st.

Find the blurb and links to retail sites, here: THERE YOU STAND


A teaser:














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Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Some Stuff and Things Re: THERE YOU STAND





If you're a blogger/reviewer with a Netgalley account, my male/male romance, THERE YOU STAND, is now available for review.

I'm not freaking out about this at ALL. *commences flailing and biting off fingernails* 

wink emoticon

So I thought I'd take this opportunity to answer some FAQs about this book.


---THERE YOU STAND is considered a new adult novel. But I'd say that it's upper NA. Cory and Jude work in the university town that the series is built around, but they are dealing with jobs & life, not classes. I'd say this is a good bridge to TWO OF HEARTS, my adult romance releasing in May. In fact, one of the secondary characters from TYS is also in ToH.

---Is this book as sexy as my other novels? Um, absolutely. That's just the way I like to write intimate scenes--descriptive and steamy. And hopefully romantic and swoony!

FYI, two friends who've never read a gay romance have read this book. The first friend admitted she kind of glazed over the sex scenes, but kept reading for the romance. Said the guys stole her heart. The other friend said that she loved everything about the book and wants to seek out similar reads from now on. So there you go. Love is universal. Hope this book is too!

---Is this the first gay romance I've written? No, but it's the first that'll be published. I have another male/male romance saved in a computer file from a couple of years ago. 


---Is this book considered coming of age? Hmmm...I'd say no. It's written in Cory's POV, he knows he's gay, and is out in the community in which he lives. I'll let you discover Jude's story on your own. He has other things going on besides being in or out of the closet.

---Does this book have an HEA? Yes, absolutely. But it doesn't have an epilogue. In fact, none of my books do (so far). I'm actually not a fan of epilogues and usually skim or skip them in books (for my own reasons), but I know I'm in the minority! Sorry, that's just the way I roll. But I always let the reader know how the couple is doing in the next book in the series. Because I get it. xo

---I grew up with two gay family members--one male, one female. So I've been privy to their struggles (and love lives) forever and a day. This book is dedicated to one of them. I hope I made them proud.

Maybe I cleared up some questions for you. Maybe I didn't. Maybe you're asleep by now. wink emoticon Regardless, I HOPE YOU HAVE A GREAT DAY!

***P.S. I have no control over whose requests are accepted for review through Netgalley. Nor am I privy to how those decisions are made by my publisher. I just write the books. Sorry. 


It releases on 4-21-15! 

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Saturday, January 24, 2015

THERE YOU STAND Cover Reveal



So here's the cover and blurb for my male/male romance, releasing on April 21st, 2015!







From the author of All of You and Before You Break comes a new Between Breaths male/male romance about the silent, inked up skateboarder and the tattoo artist who unravels him piece by piece…

Tattoo artist Cory Easton has worked long enough at Raw Ink to know, just by looking at a dude, what his body art reveals, what makes him tick, what even makes him scared. Until he meets the quiet and remote Jude York—so unreadable, so unreachable, and so unlike anyone else, he can’t help but arouse Cory’s curiosity.

As captivating and complex as his ink, Jude is a mystery—and Cory’s falling fast and hard under his spell. Against his better judgment to steer clear.

The rumors of Jude’s past overshadow him—whispers of prison and an unmentionable secret that’s kept him in the protective shadows of a local motorcycle club. As Cory probes deeper, he wonders how much he really wants to know. Especially since Jude has awakened something inside him that has been buried too long—and has him feeling completely alive for the first time in forever…



Pre-order: 

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Wednesday, December 3, 2014

BOOK NEWS: Between Breaths Series


SO.

As soon as I finished PROMISE ME THIS last spring, I began writing about this other character almost immediately. I knew that I needed him to have a story and a male love interest.

I'm talking about CORY, the tattoo artist from PROMISE ME THIS. He works at RAW INK with Bennett and Jessie and is friends with the whole gang from the series.

He's likes to joke and mess around a lot and I just knew there was some kind of pain he was trying to cover up with all of those smiles.

Enter silent, myserious, skateboarder, JUDE. *SIGH* That's all I'll say for now. ;-)

And there you have it. My male/male romance. Blurb to come soon!

It's not the first gay character or romance I've written. But it's the first to be published. And for that I am VERY grateful.

I love these two boys something fierce and I desperately want them to have their happily-ever-after. This is probably the book of my heart, because I had someone special in mind while writing it. 

That someone special left the world entirely too young and had a beautiful relationship of his own (some of you guys have heard me talk about him before)I hope he's enjoying a HEA wherever he is because he deserves to feel all the love and comfort and joy the universe has to offer.

On that note, here is the announcement from Publisher's Marketplace for BOOK FIVE in the BETWEEN BREATHS series.

It's called THERE YOU STAND.

Author of Promise Me This, Christina Lee’s next novel in her Between Breaths series, THERE YOU STAND. A male/male romance about a silent, inked up skateboarder and the tattoo artist who unravels him piece by piece, to Laura Fazio, at NAL for publication in Spring 2015 by Sara Megibow of Nelson Literary Agency (World English). Translation Jenny Meyer: jenny@meyerlit.com

*** Just FYI, it'll be released the month BEFORE my Adult Contemporary Romance, TWO OF HEARTS (which is not tied to this series). So you'll get to read this m/m romance in April 2015.

*** The blurb and cover reveal should be coming soon!

XOXOXO

Monday, November 3, 2014

WHEN WE MET Release Week and Giveaway


WHEN WE MET, the anthology I wrote with A.L. Jackson, Molly McAdams and Tiffany King releases November 4th!






Today’s premier New Adult authors combine their talents to tell four original stories from inside one house. 

When four girls decide to live off campus together as juniors at a college in Michigan, they expect it to be their best year yet. Little do they know, it’s a year that will change the rest of their lives.

BEHIND HER EYES by A.L. Jackson
Unable to live down her ex-boyfriend’s deception, Misha is determined to avoid betrayal. When, the new guy next door, Darryn starts to get under her skin, her defenses start to crumble. But trusting Darryn seems impossible, especially if he’s not sure he can trust himself.

SAVING ME by Molly McAdams
On the outside, Indy is always ready for a party—but inside she’s breaking. Kier makes a weekly routine of saving the girl next door from herself on Saturday nights… but when will she be ready to remember him on Sunday morning?

FOULING OUT by Tiffany King
Working at a sports bar, Courtney has become a pro at sidestepping propositions from arrogant jocks—which makes her a more elusive catch for campus basketball star Dalton than he expected. But when he falls for the saucy waitress, Dalton will have to rethink his game plan to prove he’s not the jerk Courtney expects.

BENEATH YOUR LAYERS by Christina Lee
In order to ace her fashion internship, Chloe must team up with local college dropout and set builder, Blake—much to her chagrin. But after some "hands-on" experience, Chloe will have to ask herself if Blake factors into her carefully laid plans… 

Find WHEN WE MET: Amazon  & B&N & iBooks

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The tour has already begun! THANKS to all the participating blogs!





Here's a little something from my story called BENEATH YOUR LAYERS:


“What . . . what about you?” I asked, almost afraid of the answer. But also to keep him talking, because I was about to become a puddle on the floor from watching him alone. “When’s the last time a girl . . .”

His gaze blazed into mine and then he took a step closer—so close he could’ve reached out and pulled me into his arms, if he’d wanted.

“Made me feel good?” he muttered. “The other night . . . with you.”

“God, Blake . . .” My head rolled back and my breath became fluttery. “What are you saying? We didn’t do anything besides kiss.”

“But I went home knowing how your skin and your lips felt against mine and that . . . almost satisfied my fantasies for the night.”


A whimper burst from my lips. “You’re not the only one.”


His eyes widened and he moved even nearer.

His fingers slipped up my arms, making the hairs stand on end. “Truth or dare, Chloe?”

As we stared each other down, I couldn’t have answered any other way even if I tried.

“Dare,” I whispered. My heart was pounding against my rib cage.

“I...dare...you...to close your eyes.” He paused and waited for me to slide them shut. Then I felt his warm air against my lips. “And just feel.”

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Saturday, October 4, 2014

A Little Teaser From Nate



My fourth Between Breaths book, PROMISE ME THIS, releases this week along with the first time print release of BEFORE YOU BREAK, the second in the series!




I'm so excited to hold BEFORE YOU BREAK in my hands (or should I say Quinn, in my hands) as well as see it next to ALL OF YOU, book one, on the shelves.

But I'm equally excited for you to meet Nate and Jessie from PROMISE ME THIS!

A new love will test the boundaries of passion between a privileged boy next door and the tattooed, blue-haired girl who helps him embrace his wild side... 


So here's an exclusive excerpt from PROMISE ME THIS:


Her lips parted and I scooted even nearer to her, pinning her knees between my thighs on the stool.

Everyone around us in the bar became a blurred image in the background. All I saw, all I wanted to see, was Jessie. Her hazel eyes, her pink lips, the small beauty mark on the corner of her lip.

I moved my face close enough to breathe the same air. Her eyes blinked lazily with what was certainly desire, and her fingers fisted my forearm in anticipation.

My nose slid along her cheekbone until my lips were flush with her ear. “Don’t be fooled, Jess. I know how to use my tongue.”

Her breath hitched in the back of her throat.

The tip of my tongue traced her earlobe. “I know how to use it when I want to.” I lightly skimmed the inside of the fold and a moan elicited from her lips. I liked hearing it.

And now I couldn’t stop myself. I wanted her to feel me, taste me, as badly as I wanted to taste her. It was true that I didn’t give that part of myself to many girls, but fuck, I wanted to give it to her.

My mouth moved down her neck as I licked my way to her throat. Her skin was soft and smooth and pebbled at my touch. Her fingers were gripping my biceps and I slid my hands to her waist. She was lean and warm beneath my fingers.

I tore my mouth away from her neck to gaze at her. I needed to make sure that Jessie wanted me to touch her, and I figured she’d let me know in no uncertain terms. Her eyes glazed over as her bottom lip trembled and she released broken breaths.

My hand slid up her ribcage, along the side of her breast to her shoulder and her nipples hardened through the thin material of her T-shirt. I moved my lips just a whisper away from hers.

“I only use my tongue with amazingly hot girls who turn me on beyond reason,” I whispered. “And that’s been few and far between.”

He eyes widened briefly as she took in my words.


“And you, Jessie. Fuck.” I traced the pad of my thumb over her plump bottom lip. “I don’t even know if you realize what the hell you’re doing to me right now.”

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