Date of publication: December 15th 2014
A LOVE RETURNS.
A LOYALTY IS BROKEN.
AND WAR BEGINS.
For Eve Collins, darkness has descended after her love vanished into the night sky. A new protector has been appointed, one who challenges everything she’s believed to be true.
In this third installment of The Revelation Series, Eve will become aware of dangers and worlds that exist only in her nightmares, and bloodline secrets that will trigger a centuries old war.
You can escape anything, except your destiny.
Readers captivated by Revelation and Restraint will become enthralled with Redemption.
*Mature Young Adult/New Adult Paranormal Romance*
Strong arms wrap tightly around my waist and tug me back to a warm, muscular chest. Asher lifts his hand and moves my hair to one side, over my shoulder, so he can have access to my neck. I tilt my head to the right, making it easy for his lips to gently brush the sensitive skin under my left ear before leaving a trail of soft kisses.
“Someday, when this is all over, I promise you’ll have the peace you’re craving. It will be just me and you, siren,” he vows quietly.
I sigh in contentment. “That’s all I want, Ash.”
“Then I’ll move Heaven and earth to make sure you get it.”
I turn to face him and push up on my tiptoes. Leaning in, I give him a slow, molten kiss. I push everything I feel for him into the gesture. I want to fill every space of his soul, the way he does mine.
It’s like I’m trying to climb inside his heart and live there. I’m not sure how long we stay like this, in our own private, perfect moment, but I never want to leave.
Breathlessly, I pull away. My eyes find Asher’s. “What is it you want the most?”
Asher’s intense gaze holds mine, taking my breath away. “Redemption.”
How did you come up with the idea for this story?
The Revelation Series was an idea that progressed over time. As a long-time lover of the paranormal romance genre, I was craving something different and distinctive. In 2008, I was home on maternity leave and starting writing, which is something I do frequently as a creative outlet. Before I even realized it, my one-off sentences, and character backgrounds morphed into a story. From there, I folded in my obsession with John Milton’s Paradise Lost and my love for gothic architecture and really romanced the idea of the mythology behind my supernatural creatures.
Where do you find your inspiration?
Anywhere and everywhere. It’s a vague answer, but it’s completely true. For Redemption, (The Revelation Series, book #3), one of my chapters was inspired by my hatred for a particular cereal my six-year old loves (laughs).
Is there anything you find particularly challenging in your writing?
It changes depending on the day and what I’m writing. With The Revelation Series, I find the character of Gage Gallagher difficult to write because he’s so deep and there are some many levels to him that at times, I get lost in all that is Gage Gallagher.
Tell us about your first book. What would readers find different about the first one and your most recent published work?
This is an interesting question. I feel the more I write, the deeper my books get. Revelation, (The Revelation Series, book #1) was really about the mythology behind the supernatural creatures and the world building that surrounds the characters. Restraint, (The Revelation Series, book #2) was about the love between the main characters, Asher and Eve. Redemption, (The Revelation Series, book #3) takes you deeper into their world and also allows the secondary characters to shine, which I love.
Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp?
Nothing in life is what it seems. There is light and dark in everything we do. That is fundamentally what makes us a balanced human. There are no right, or wrong decisions, only choices we make in the moment.
Does music play any type of role in your writing?
Absolutely, although I don’t listen to music while I write, it distracts me. Before I write a particular character or scene, I tend to listen to certain songs to get me in the right mind set. For instance, when I write anything with Gage Gallagher, I listen to Arctic Monkey’s Do I Wanna Know. Same with Asher St. Michael, I listen to Pearl Jam’s Siren. That song is what inspired Eve’s nickname.
Are experiences based on someone you know, or events in your life?
It depends. I think everything I write, on some level, is influenced by my experiences. That said none of my characters are based off of one particular person.
What books have influenced your life most?
I wish I could say there was a particular book or series that turned me on to writing. I’m simply in love with the written word. I’m one of those daydreamers who adore being thrown into new worlds and characters lives that aren’t my own. In college, I had a slight obsession with John Milton’s Paradise Lost, which influenced this series and the first book I read that truly took me away in my imagination was The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett.
Why did you choose to write paranormal stories?
Paranormal Romance is my favorite genre to read so it seemed like a natural stepping stone to write my first series as a new adult paranormal romance.
When and why did you begin writing?
I’ve always written as a creative outlet and a way of expressing myself from a young age. For me, it’s like breathing. It’s my outlet. Whenever I’m feeling frustrated, angry, happy, etc. it’s the first thing I do. I’d never really intended to become an author per se. The more I wrote a sentence here, a line of dialogue there, character backgrounds, the more I realized I was crafting The Revelation Series.
List three books you have recently read and would recommend.
Wing Woman by Bella Jewel, Black Lies by Alessandra Torre and A Whole New Crowd by Tijan
Tell us something that people would be surprised you know how to do.
Um…I can twerk (smirks).
Will you write more about these characters?
Yes. I have the final two installments in The Revelation Series coming out in the Spring and Summer of 2015 before I say goodbye to these characters.
How can readers discover more about you and your work?
You can head over to my website: www.randicooleywilson.com or stalk me on Facebook, Twitter and/or Goodreads.
Do you have anything specific that you want to say to your readers?
Thank you. It’s always thank you. I’m so blessed to have had the opportunity to release this series and even more taken aback that people read it and love it. I’m just beyond grateful this community has embraced me as it has.
Randi Cooley Wilson is the author of both new and young adult paranormal/fantasy and contemporary romances. Her debut novel Revelation is the first book in The Revelation Series, which includes the sequel Restraint. After living in Southern California, happily bathed in sunshine and warm weather for fifteen years, Randi recently moved back to her home state of Massachusetts with her husband and daughter.
The Revelation Series
November 11 – 22, 2013
Title – LIE TO ME, Redemption #1
Author – Chloe Cox
Genre – NA/Adult Contemporary Romance
Release Date – November 7, 2013
Seven years ago, I decided I wanted to be a fighter. Marcus Roma showed me how.
Six years ago, my parents died in a car accident. Marcus Roma picked me up off the ground and held me until I could stand on my own two feet.
Five years ago, I fell in love with him.
And then Marcus Roma disappeared. No warning. No explanation. Just gone.
Yesterday, he came back.
And now I have to decide who’s telling the truth, and who’s lying. Who wants something from me, and who wants…
If I guess wrong, I could lose everything. I need to think clearly. But Marcus makes that impossible. Marcus makes me weak. Marcus makes me want, in a way I’ve never felt before.
Marcus Roma will make me fall. The only question is—will he be there to catch me this time?
**LIE TO ME is a new adult / adult contemporary romance novel about truth, lies, and redemption.
It is not intended for readers under the age of 18.**
I am so angry I can barely see, and I want him so badly it actually, physically hurts. Like the absence of him inside me aches.
I’m pulling at his shirt now, twisting it, and Marcus’s fingers are digging into my waist, pushing under the waistband of my shorts, almost like they have a mind of their own. They must, because Marcus himself is rock solid and rigid, his body riddled with tension, his muscles working with restraint.
“Lo,” he whispers, shaking his head.
“I don’t want to have to think about this anymore,” I say. “Please just help me to feel something else. Please.”
His thumb sweeps along the inside of my waistband, coming around the front, dipping low so that I shudder, even while the muscles in his shoulders pop and it looks like he’s struggling.
I want to scream.
I rip at his shirt; I go for the buttons on his jeans. I say, “I don’t want to be scared of being broken forever because you fucking broke me…”
I think he’s about to snap and finally take me when his hands move, lightning fast, and grab mine, pinning them to the table. Marcus is breathing heavy, his whole body hard and alive and pulsing between my legs as I sit on this stupid table, and when he looks at me, it’s with a fierce hunger.
“Not until you tell the truth,” he says. “Not until you say why.”
I know exactly what he means. He can still see through me.
“Because I hate that it’s you that does this to me,” I say. “Why does it have to be you? I hate that it’s you that makes me feel this. I hate you, Marcus, because I…”
Because I love him. But I can’t say it.
He’s leaning into me now, his head close to mine. He’s smelling me. I can feel his lips move along my jaw, my ear, my neck…
“Please don’t make me say the rest,” I say. “You already know the truth, you bastard.”
One hand moves to the back of my head, the other to my hip, and I can already feel the complete control he has over my body. Like he’s just deciding. Feeling it out, the way he does.
I hate him so much for making me love him.
“Marcus, I need you to—”
He doesn’t let me finish. With a growl, he threads his fingers through my hair and pulls my head back, his face hovering just above mine. For a beat his eyes pierce mine and I see what I feel echoed there: a wild need, a fierce, burning fever, the desperation of needing someone you can’t have.
And then when it happens, it happens all at once: his mouth crushing mine, his hand pushing into my shorts, beneath my underwear, his fingers sliding between my wet folds, and then his hand gripping me there. He stops for a moment, as though just wanting to establish ownership, and his tongue parts my lips savagely. I moan into his mouth and grapple at his shoulders, trying to get him to move, to just do it already, because I feel like I might burst, but he’s the one in control, and that drives me even higher. His other hand tightens its grip on my hair, and he takes what he wants, kissing me deeply until I yield to it, until I’m not thinking about anything at all.
I love to tell stories. I especially love romance, only with all the good and sexy parts left in, and sometimes with a little kink, too. I cry at the dumbest commercials, I hide behind the nearest person during scary movies (and then make them tell me what’s going on), and I spend way too much money sending my friends gag gifts. (Amazon Prime free shipping is a dangerous, dangerous thing.)
So aside from feeling compelled to sit at my computer and make stuff up all day, I’m an otherwise normal gal navigating life, family, love and the rest. I am also a voracious, omnivorous reader, a disastrous cook (recipes are at best just suggestions), and the human who belongs to two bat%$&! insane cats.
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