Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Book Tour & Giveaway for Unabridged by Melinda De Ross


Book Length: 144 pages
Date Published: Aug. 17, 2014
Published by: Melinda De Ross (INDIE)
Steam Rating: Steamy
Main Characters: Angelina & Blade 

Ironically, it all starts with a popular book about BDSM. When Angelina Jameson steps into her boss’s office armed with an acid article about ‘Billionaires, BDSM and Blah-blah-blah’, she thinks her career will take off. But her career aspirations drop into second place when she finds herself face to face with her nemesis.

Blade Spencer is the new editor-in-chief of Unabridged—the literary magazine where his ex-lover Angelina works. For three years, since she fled small town Jamestown without a word of explanation, they haven’t heard from one another. Now, when they meet again, the past and all the feelings they once had between them come rushing back, making them realize their love has never died. But can they reconcile their new circumstances and the changes that have occurred during the three years they were apart? Neither is the person the other used to know.
Then there is the faceless shadow who hunts them from the dark, driven by obsession and greed…

*This book contains strong language and explicit descriptions of sex

Character Drop In - Angelina

Hi there! I’m so happy to be the center of attention today, and as a special guest I’ll try not to be boring. I know you all want to hear—or rather, read—about my and Blade’s love story, and I know some of you are intrigued by my article about BDSM, as well as about Zorro Kalashnikov’s letters. Personally, I adore this guy, though I don’t even know who he is. But anyway, to set things clear on one matter, I’ll start by saying that I know my article ‘Billionaires, BDSM&Blah-Blah-Blah’ has pissed off many of you. That is something I can’t help, because my opinions are my own, and since I was able to... persuade Blade to publish it, I’m happy to have shared them with the world and to be able to plead my case. Perhaps even a small fraction of you will realize that I have a point.

On the other hand, I was thrilled to hear that many women agree with me, which pleased me tremendously. When I got the idea for that article, I knew nothing about BDSM, except for the fact that everyone has gone crazy since E.L. James published her Fifty Shades. So I Google-ed it, first only using images for BDSM. What I got raised the hair on my neck! Women—MOSTLY women—bound, gagged, collared and stuffed like fish rolls on a platter! Either if it’s because I’m European, or just because I’m a traditional BUT VERY MODERN person, that shocked me beyond measure. It’s simply beyond my understanding why anyone would want, allow and even enjoy being treated like a piece of meat.

It’s perfectly possible that this phenomenon is too complex for my brain, and that’s why I don’t understand how some people get pleasure out of pain, or why they need to do this in the first place. I haven’t read E. L. James’s books, but I gather than even Mr. Grey has become ‘normal’ in the end of this odyssey, so I guess it’s not just me who feels this BDSM thing is weird—to put it mildly.

Anyway, since we’re at the SEX chapter, I confess that I love being dominated by Blade in bed, but that in a strictly natural way. Yes, I prefer it when he’s on top, and I get really aroused when he’s just a little rough. But then, the man is so sexy he could give at least one orgasm to any of you just by staring at you in that special way of his, undressing you with his eyes, making your skin go hot just with the suggestion and promises in his eyes. The kind of look he’s giving me right now... I think I’ll stop rambling and get to more interesting things... I’ll give you the details later! 


I stopped dead in my tracks, only by a miracle managing to stay on my feet and not stumble ridiculously to end up face down on the floor like the book heroine I held in such contempt. Behind Howie’s desk, in his chair, sat my nemesis. And suddenly, as I stood in the doorway and stared at him, the memories rushed behind my eyes, flashing through my mind with the speed of lightning.

Blade Spencer had been the only man I’d ever loved. He’d been my first love and my first lover. The brief time we’d spent together had been the most beautiful period of my life. I remembered picnics in the forest and walks in summer rain. Strolls in the park and stolen kisses. Hours of making love and promises of eternal bliss. But our relationship hadn’t ended in eternal bliss.

“Hello Angelina,” he said in his deep, husky voice, startling me out of my reverie. He almost never shortened my name.

As though barely now realizing this scene was real, my body started reacting to this unexpected situation. My heart was pounding so hard I was afraid he could hear it from across the room, and I felt heat rising fast into my cheeks. Though I like to say  I never blush, I bet my skin tone made synthetic blusher seem pale right at the moment.

“Blade, what are you doing here?” I asked, my voice sounding breathless and shaken.

“I work here.”

This had to be a joke.

“Work here? In this building?” I repeated, gripping tighter the handle of my briefcase.

“In this office. I’m your new editor-in-chief,” he replied and his lips spread into a smile that made my stomach sink. His mouth was beautifully shaped. His lips weren’t full, but not overly thin either—a perfect balance of mobile velvety curves and textures. He was unshaven and that made his mouth look like an alluring soft island in the middle of the dark stubble covering the lower part of his face. I could still recall his taste and the incendiary kisses we’d shared years ago.

I swallowed and lifted my gaze to his eyes—the color of rich, dark chocolate, same shade as his short cut hair.

“You have to be kidding me.”

Author Bio

Not long ago, to my surprised delight, somebody described me as being “charming, witty, supremely talented and dangerously fun”. I don’t know how accurate this description is, but I’m curious if the readers will find some of these features reflected in my writing. Speaking of my writing, I must mention that living in Romania – which is considered a projection of the enigmatic and much controversial Shambala, the supposed spiritual center of the Earth – is quite a source of inspiration. I have a native inclination to the occult and paranormal, to mystery and philosophy. The woman in me is a romantic and sensual creature. All these considered, I could describe my writing as being captivating, intriguing, sensual in places and, on the whole, a surreal experience. Enjoy!

Tour Schedule

October 1st

Kris & Vik Book Therapy Cafe – Excerpt

Underneath the Covers – Excerpt

BookJunkyGirls – Review

A One-click Addict’s Book Blog – Review & Excerpt

Book-Lover – Review, Excerpt, Interview & Promo Post

We Like It Hot, Hot, Hot – Excerpt & Promo Post

Words Turn Me On - Promo Post

Snugglebooks – Review

Fictional Boyfriends – Promo Post

Who Picked This? – Promo Post

Deliciously Wicked Books – Review, Playlist & Dream Cast

Be My Book Boyfriend – Review

Romance of Daydreams – Review, Excerpt &Promo Post

Love, Lust & all the Pages in Between – Excerpt, Playlist & Promo Post

All Things Books – Excerpt, Playlist & Promo Post

Joyfully Reviewed – Excerpt & Promo Post

SBM Book Obsession – Excerpt & Promo Post

Little Shop of Readers – Excerpt & Promo Post

Queen of the Night Reviews – Excerpt & Character Drop-in

Relentless Book Chics Ramblings & Reviews – Review, Excerpt, Dream Cast & Promo Post

October 2nd

Country Gals Sexy Reads – Review, Excerpt & Playlist

Confessions of a Book Whore – Review

Rock Out With Your Book Out – Excerpt

Page Turners Book Blog – Review, Playlist, Dream Cast & Promo Post

Romance Obsessed Book Blog – Review & Interview

She Hearts Books – Review

Beautifully R.E.E. – Review

Sassy Ray Book Reviews – Promo Post

Southern Babes Book Blog – Review & Excerpt

Two Chicks and Their Lit – Excerpt

Avid Reader Amy’s Reviews – Excerpt, Dream Cast & Promo Post

That Just Sort Of…Happened – Review, Excerpt, Playlist, Dream Cast, Promo Post & Character Drop-in

Addicted to books and authors – Review & Character Drop-in

Thirty Second Book Reviews – Excerpt, Promo Post & Character Drop-in

Four Chicks Flipping Pages – Excerpt & Promo Post

A Little Bit of R&R – Excerpt, Playlist, Dream Cast & Promo Post

October 3rd

Eskimo Princess Book Reviews – Excerpt & Playlist

2 Girls a Book and a Glass of Wine – Excerpt, Playlist, Dream Cast & Teasers

Promoting Authors, Books & Reviews – Review, Excerpt, Interview, Playlist, Dream Cast, Character “drop-in” & Promo Post

Explicit Escapes – Review, Excerpt, Playlist & Promo Post

Mommy’s Naughty Playground – Review, Excerpt, Interview, Playlist, Dream Cast, Character Drop-in & Promo Post

Wicked Reads – Review & Excerpt

Books Eater – Review, Dream Cast & Character Drop-in

I Think I Need More Books – Character Drop-in & Promo Post

Sizzling Book Blog – Excerpt & Promo Post

Books, Tea and Sweets – Review, Excerpt, Playlist, Dream Cast, Promo Post & Character Drop-in

My Dirty Romance – Review, Excerpt, Dream Cast & Promo Post

For The Love Book Blog – Review, Excerpt, Dream Cast & Promo Post

T. Strange – Excerpt, Playlist & Promo Post

Sassy Lit Chic Reviews – Excerpt, Playlist & Promo Post

Bookwench I Am – Excerpt, Playlist & Promo Post

Books, Brownies and Barkers – Dream Cast

♥The Romance Vault♥ – Review, Excerpt & Playlist

October 4th

Rusty’s Reading – Excerpt & Playlist

This Girl Loves Books – Review, Excerpt & Playlist

Those Crazy Book Chicks – Review, Excerpt, Interview & Playlist

Gemma Reads too Much for it to be Normal Book Blog – Review & Excerpt

Midnight Willows Book Reviews – Review

BeanieBrain Reader – Review, Excerpt, Playlist & Dream Cast

A Girl Who Loves Books – Review, Excerpt & Dream Cast

Beautifully Broken Book Blog – Dream Cast

Book Boyfriend Junkies – Review, Excerpt, Dream Cast, Character Drop-in & Promo Post

A Coffee Addict’s Book Reviews – Review, Excerpt, Playlist & Dream Cast

White Hot Reads – Review, Excerpt, Playlist & Promo Post

Killion Slade – Review, Excerpt, Interview, Playlist, Dream Cast, Promo Post & Character Drop-in

Breezy Book Blog – Review & Excerpt

Naughty Girls of Romance – Promo Post

October 5th

Obsessed by Books – Review, Excerpt, Playlist & Character Drop-In

BookSkater – Excerpt & Playlist

Fictional Rendezvous Book Blog – Excerpt

Double M Rocking Book Buddies – Review, Excerpt, Character Drop-In & Promo Post

Stephanie’s Sexy Reads – Excerpt & Promo Post

Rosie’s Book Heaven – Review, Excerpt, Playlist & Promo Post

Shelly’s Books – Excerpt & Promo Post

Naughty and Devilish Book Blog – Excerpt, Interview & Character Drop-in

Reader’s Candy – Promo Post

Books are my friends, come see why – Excerpt, Playlist, Dream Cast & Promo Post

Undercover Book Reviews – Review & Promo Post

The Heart of a Reader – Excerpt & Promo Post

Archaeolibrarian – I dig good books! – Dream Cast & Promo Post

This Mommy Loves to Read – Review & Promo Post

2 read or not to read – Review, Excerpt, Dream Cast & Promo Post

Crystal’s Sweet Reads and Reviews – Excerpt, Playlist & Promo Post

The Cantu Sisters Book Reviews – Review & Excerpt

October 6th

Book Boyfriends Rock – Review & Excerpt

Coast to Coast Book Divas – Review, Excerpt & Character Drop-in

My Reading Addictions – Review

2 Chicks & Their BookBoyFriends – Excerpt & Promo Post

Escape Reality with Books – Review

Discrete Divas – Review, Excerpt & Promo Post

Book Club Sisters – Excerpt, Interview, Playlist, Dream Cast, Character Drop-in & Promo Post

There’s This Book – Review, Excerpt & Playlist

It Started with a Book Blog – Review, Excerpt & Playlist

In The Pages of a Good Book – Playlist & Promo Post

Evocative Book Reviews – Review, Excerpt & Promo Post

Hooked On Books Forever – Review, Excerpt, Playlist, Dream Cast & Promo Post

Sexyways of Reading – Review & Promo Post

October 7th

Book Happiness – Review

Watz Books and Teasers – Review, Excerpt, Playlist & Dream Cast

Fangirl Moments and My Two Cents – Promo Post

Babu’s Bookshelf – Review

Wicked Reads – Review & Excerpt

Mommy Needs to Read or She’ll Scream – Promo Post

Pretty Girls Read Books – Excerpt & Promo Post

Sinamen Reads Romance – Playlist & Promo Post

Book Friends Forever – Promo Post

Cover to Cover Book Blog – Excerpt, Playlist & Promo Post

Those Crazy Book Chicks – Excerpt, Promo Post & Character Drop-in

Books and Friendz – Excerpt & Promo Post

Once Upon An Alpha – Review & Promo

1 comment:

  1. Thank you SO much for being part of the tour!

    Melinda De Ross