Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Blog Tour Stop: Sellling Out by Amber Lin

Today, we are shining the spotlight on Amber Lin and her latest novel, 

Selling Out


From the blurb

Shelly Laurent escapes her life as a high-class escort, but against her better judgment she takes the scared young Ella with her. Framed for murder by her pimp and his dirty cops in retaliation, Shelly turns to the one man who could be her salvation: Detective Luke Cameron. She doesn’t know if she can trust him or if he’s just a mirage, but it's time for her to take a stand. Just one shot, make it count, she’ll fight Ella’s demons—and face her own.
Shelly throws light on the shadows of Chicago’s underworld, challenging everything she knew and the man she’s come to love. Together, a prostitute and a cop fight for truth stronger than secrets, hope deeper than deception, and a bond more enduring than betrayal.


An excerpt:

“Shh,” I murmured, stroking his back.
“Shelly, goddammit.”
But his protests fell away as I pressed my breasts to his arm and my tongue to his ear. His harsh inhalation sounded broken, shattered, or maybe that was me.

I tasted salt and man, earth and spring. Slow licks alongside his lobe and upward, more suggestive than sensation, but for a man like this, anticipation would be everything. Or so I had imagined, all the times I had dreamed of it.
A small sound escaped him, somewhere between a grunt and groan. I took it as encouragement and smoothed my hands along the hard planes of his shoulders, his chest. Not anywhere near the bulge in his jeans, because this wasn’t about pleasure—it was about wanting.
Anything to get closer, I let my knees slide apart around his side, the faint heat of his body a shock to my core. His hands clenched and opened on his knees, and again, the muscles rippled beneath his darkly tanned skin. Was he restraining himself from touching me or pushing me off?
“Baby, no,” he groaned, letting his head fall back onto my shoulder.
No, I would never deserve to have him as more than a sex partner. [...] Every time he saw me, his eyes would darken and my stomach would bottom out, but we’d never touch. But maybe for one brief inconvenient moment, while the door was open and the young woman beyond it needed help, we could pretend. Maybe it could be enough.
I shut my eyes tightly and pressed a kiss to his temple. Pretend, just pretend. I would give him the sex he had craved, and in return, he’d give me memories. It would be a payment, just the same.
“You want this,” I whispered.
He shuddered in my arms; it was like hugging a wild animal, one who could just as easily maul me as cuddle.
“Can I touch you?” he whispered. “Please.”
It unraveled me, that plea. As if he understood that a little bit of my soul slipped away every time someone touched me. As if he would cherish the part I gave him.
I scrambled away from him as if burned, breathing hard. No.
No one understood, which was exactly the way I liked it. I ran a shaking hand over my face to smooth away the panic.
Sure, he knew the score better than most people. He had worked the beat as a patrol cop and then as a detective. Life as a high-priced escort wasn’t glamorous; it was sweat and blood sprinkled with glitter. But he didn’t know the full extent, and I prayed he never would. Henri didn’t sell bodies; he gutted them.
I panted against the headboard, unable to walk away but unwilling to beg. Luke remained carved in stone where I’d left him sitting on the edge of the bed. The air pulsed with doubt and longing—with sex.
“I want it to be real between us.” He spoke low and hoarse.
A quiet sound escaped me. Every caress, every pinch. Every slur ever spoken. “It’s always real. That’s the problem, Luke. It’s always too damn real.”
He hung his head, and I thought for a moment I heard him say I know, but the moment slipped away, the sweet intimacy sailed away like clouds on the horizon—never really mine.

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About the author:

Amber Lin writes erotic romance with damaged souls and deep emotion. Her debut novel Giving It Up (Loose Id, 9781611188431) received The Romance Review’s Top Pick, Night Owl Top Pick, and 5 Blue Ribbons from Romance Junkies. RT Book Reviews gave it 4.5 stars, calling it “truly extraordinary.” The sequel is slated for release in early 2013. Her small town romance will be published by Carina Press in Fall 2013. She is represented by Jewelann Cone of the Cascade Literary Agency. Amber married her high school sweetheart, birthed a kid who’s smarter than she is, and spends her nights writing down her dirty thoughts. In other words, life is good.

Buylinks: Amazon | Loose ID




Amber is giving away a $75 giftcard to Amazon, B&N or AllRomance, winner's choice. Enter the raffle for your chance to win. Good luck!!




Additional tour stops:


AmberLinBlogTour

3/20/13

Ravishing Romances
Tattooed Book Review
Talk Supe


3/21/13

Scorching Book Reviews
Lori's Book Blog
Romantic Reading Escapes Book Blog
Flirty and Dirty Book Blog


3/22/13

Hesperia Loves Books
Reality Bites! Let's Get Lost!!
What's On the Bookshelf


3/25/13

Blackraven's Erotic Cafe
Sugar and Spice Book Reviews
My Life With Boys and Books


3/26/13

Cocktails and Books
Read Your Writes Book Reviews


3/27/13

Way Too Hot Books
Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews


3/28/13

Sunset Reader Reviews
StoreyBook Reviews


4/1/13

Smardy Pants Book Blog
Erzabet's Enchantnents


4/2/13

A Little Fiction of Every Flavour
Zee Monodee's Author Corner


Thanks for stopping by. Until next time,







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6 comments:

  1. Thanks so much for hosting me, Sandra!

    Amber Lin

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  2. It sounds like a good book. I look forward to reading it!

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    1. I haven't read it yet, but I did read the first one in this series last year and it was excellent.

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  3. I'm so glad you're a part of her book tour, Sandra! Read Selling Out! It was so good, and I dare say, I liked it better than the first :)

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  4. I am looking forward to reading this book; I bought it last night after catching up to the tour yesterday afternoon! LOL!
    I have enjoyed the interviews, reviews, and the excerpt!
    I am following you everywhere, I think, and also this blog, LOL!
    I shared on the links above that I could.
    Thank you for the contest!
    bluebirdsub24 at gmail dot com

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