Friday, August 29, 2014

Blog Tour: HARD TO HOLD ON TO by Laura Kaye - Excerpt & Giveaway

Title: Hard to Hold on To (Hard Ink #2.5)
Author: Laura Kaye
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publication Date: August 19, 2014

Have you guys checked out the Hard Ink series?! HARD TO HOLD ON TO, book 2.5 in the Hard Ink series, is now available and it's getting awesome reviews like the others in the series. Have a taste of this new release below and enter to win in an awesome giveaway! :D


Edward "Easy" Cantrell knows better than most the pain of not being able to save those he loves—which is why he is not going to let Jenna Dean out of his sight.  He may have just met her, but Jenna's the first person to make him feel alive since that devastating day in the desert more than a year ago. 

Jenna has never met anyone like Easy. She can't describe how he makes her feel--and not just because he saved her life. No, the stirrings inside her reach far beyond gratitude.

As the pair are thrust together while chaos reigns around them, they both know one thing: the things in life most worth having are the hardest to hold on to. 


Jenna awoke with the immediate realization that she was wrapped so tightly around Easy that she might as well have been lying on him. But she couldn’t bring herself to feel bad or guilty or embarrassed about it in the least. Because his heat and his touch and his clean scent in her nose had allowed her to sleep without nightmares. And because she refused to regret something she wanted and might not get to have again. 

After all, he’d said he liked her, but she had no idea exactly how he liked her. Maybe he meant like a kid sister. Or maybe he meant as a friend.

Except … his hips shifted under her leg, and she did not think she was imagining what she was feeling. He was hard. He was holding her, and he was hard.

Jenna’s heart tripped into a sprint. Not out of fear but out of curiosity, amazement, interest. Because Easy made her feel safer than she’d ever felt in her life. 

He was hard. She was more than a little intrigued.

Easy was patient and kind, and he made her feel special and cared for. And from his handsome face to his incredible muscles to the ink on his chest, he was totally, freaking gorgeous.

And he’d saved her life.

Couldn’t forget that.

The simple act of thinking about the man in these terms made Jenna’s belly flip. 

And while she half expected to freak out at the idea of sex after she’d been pawed by Bruno’s assholes, when she looked at Easy, she didn’t see any of that, she didn’t feel it, she didn’t think about it.

What she thought about instead was that, if those assholes had killed her, she would’ve died without ever knowing what it felt like to love a man. And be loved in return.

She could’ve died.

The realization made her feel like she’d never really been living. But now she could. Now she had a second chance.

Jenna shifted herself closer, her body reacting to her thoughts and her closeness to his.

A hand clamped down on her thigh.

And Jenna’s heart turned into a hammer inside her chest.

“Jenna,” Easy said, voice full of gravel and warning.

She tilted her face upward, bringing her lips against his throat. And before she’d even thought about it, she kissed him. A long, soft press of her lips against the suddenly jumping pulse in his throat.

He groaned, and it was a sound as sexy as it was tortured. Beneath her thigh, he hardened further.

She kissed him again, dizziness threatening as her body slingshotted from sleepy to utterly, eagerly awake. And aroused.

“Jenna,” he said again, though this time it came out as more of a plea. His hand slid up her thigh. His fingers pressed into her back, pulling her tighter against him.

She slipped her fingers from his and gently cupped the other side of his neck as her lips found his skin again and again…

About the Author:
Laura is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over a dozen books in contemporary and paranormal romance.
Growing up, Laura’s large extended family believed in the supernatural, and fabamily lore involving angels, ghosts, and evil-eye curses cemented in Laura a life-long fascination with storytelling and all things paranormal.

She lives in Maryland with her husband, two daughters, and cute-but-bad dog, and appreciates her view of the Chesapeake Bay every day.

Find Laura Kaye on:

#1 - Hard as It GetsAmazon US * Amazon UK
#2 - Hard as You CanAmazon US * Amazon UK
#2.5 - Hard to Hold on ToAmazon US * Amazon UK
#3 - Hard to Come ByAmazon US * Amazon UK (Nov 25)


1 comment:

  1. Thanks for a great excerpt. I've loved Easy and Jenna in the other books and am so glad to see they have their own story!