Wednesday, 19 February 2014

Silver Lining excerpt

With the release of Silver Lining mere hours away, I thought it was about time I gave a bit more than a few short teasers. So here for your reading pleasure, I hope, is a longer excerpt:

He’s leaning back against my closed door with his arms and ankles folded, staring at me with heated eyes.
Oh my God, that look. It sends my pulse racing. My chest expands with each attempt to catch a breath, and heat pools at the pit of my stomach. “Craig, what are you doing?” I squeak out so quietly I’m not even sure he heard. I should be trying to cover myself up. I should be trying to shoo him out, but I’m doing neither. I can’t. I literally cannot move. I’m spellbound by his gaze on me.
Craig starts moving, or rather prowling, toward me, his eyes never once leaving mine. When he’s just a few feet away, he stops and slowly licks across his bottom lip. “Christ, Amber. I vowed I’d keep my hands to myself until I was sure you were ready for something more.” He tears his eyes from mine and slowly trails his gaze down my body. “You’re stunning. You know that? Absolute perfection. Why anyone would let you go is beyond me.” He takes the final few steps until he’s standing right in front of me, our bodies almost touching. “I’ve got to do it, Amber. I’ve got to taste you. I can’t wait anymore.” Before it registers what he’s doing, Craig has grabbed both of my wrists and is holding them together behind my back, secured by one of his large strong hands. His other hand moves up to sweep my hair away from my face and gently, he angles my head to give him better access to the sensitive areas around my collar bone and neck. “So beautiful,” he whispers as he trails feather like kisses from my temple downwards along my jaw, and finally resting on my lips.
I moan and slam my eyes shut when he gently nips and laps at my parted lips and navigates his tongue through every groove and curve of my mouth. When my own tongue meets his, tangling together in a sensual frenzy, I completely lose it and return his passion with my own unrestrained need for more. His fingers glide slowly down the side of my body and come to rest on my thigh with a light squeeze.
This feeling of being alone with him, half naked and totally at his mercy, has my body reacting in ways it never has before. Every lick from his tongue and every suck from his lips has me gasping for air. Every touch from his fingers leaves a trail of fire burning my skin, a raging inferno that can only be doused one way; a way that I’m not sure I’m ready for yet.
As Craig continues his frenzied assault on my lips and gentle massage of my thigh, I vaguely become aware of movement. The next moment, the backs of my thighs are hitting the bed and Craig is slowly lowering me back, never once breaking our kiss.
“Craig,” I whisper against his lips, “what are we doing? They’ll be waiting for us.”
“Shhh, let them wait. I need to do this.” He returns his lips to my neck and continues his licking and sucking torment as he slowly continues downward. When he traces his tongue along the upper swell of my breast and moves his hand to my inner thigh, my breathing stops completely. I want him to do more. No, I need him to do more. Fuck not being sure, I’ve never been so sure of anything in my life. Right here, in this very moment, I need him. I need his lips to move lower on my breasts. I need his fingers to move higher up my thighs. I need him to strip me bare and make love to me until I scream for him to stop.

Friday, 14 February 2014

Fan made trailer for Silver Lining by E.J. Shortall

Firstly, Happy Valentines Day - hope all you all get spoilt rotten and have the most romantic and sexy days!!!

It seems a bit surreal to be saying this, but, this time next week Silver Lining will be live! OMG!

I have to share this with you because, well it is just awesome!

Thank you to Karen for doing such an amazing job!

Sunday, 9 February 2014

SILVER LINING - Cover revealed

Silver Lining
Book 1 in the Silver Series

Coming: February 21st, 2014


Amber Merchant had it all. Living with and engaged to her teenage sweetheart, nice house and job of her dreams. 
Not anymore.
Following a devastating revelation from her FiancĂ©, Amber finds herself single once again and vows to never entrust her heart and soul to another. 
After a bad experience on a rare night out to celebrate her newly single life, a chance encounter with a tall, dark and handsome stranger leaves Amber’s head reeling. Intrigued by her draw to him but scared for her heart she flees.
Twenty nine year old Craig Silver has been fighting demons of his own. Intent on a life of meaningless affairs and one night stands, he isn’t prepared for the overwhelming and immediate attraction, and desire to protect the striking blonde on the dance floor. 
At first it seems the attraction is mutual… until she runs. Bewildered and frustrated Craig wonders if he will ever see her again.

Sometimes the roads to our future are paved with many trials. Will Amber take the right path and find the silver lining to the happiness she deserves?

Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Teaser Tuesday & other stuff!

What a roller coaster ride I am on at the moment! 

After a bit of a meltdown last week, where I whined to my wonderful 'Book Belle's', my beta readers, that I was going to woos out of this whole publishing thing. They gave me a good talking to and told me to shape up and get on with it. So after a day of berating myself and getting their encouragement, I got back on things ... big time!

First up I have decided a publication date: Friday, February 21st. Not long I know, but the final edits will be done soon, the cover is ready to go, so there is nothing stopping me.

Now I need to build interest, so I've been contacting several bloggers to help out, and they have been fantastic, doubling my Facebook followers in 24 hours. With their help the cover and synopsis for 'Silver Lining' will be revealed this Sunday, so be sure to come back and check the blog or my Facebook page.

Amazon are ready for my uploads for Kindle and to get paperbacks (yes, I may have squealed like a little girl when I saw I had an ISBN for it). 

And finally I have made more headway with Silver Dove. In the few chapters I have already written, I feel so much more confident and feel my writing is improving. Lets hope it stays that way!

For your pleasure, here's a bit of a teaser: