Friday, April 19, 2013

Spotlight and Giveaway: Damaged by H.M. Ward


Author: H.M. WARD

Publisher: Laree Bailey Press

Release date: April 6, 2013

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Age Group: New Adult

Event organized by: AToMR Tours


Book Description:

A new adult romance novel by New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Author H.M. Ward

Life sucks. And, as soon as Sidney picks up the pieces something always knocks her back onto
her butt. It's never pretty, but this time is different. This time pretty isn't even the right word.

Peter is the personification of perfection. It's like he fell off his angel perch in purgatory, because
let's face it--any guy that hot has got to be naughty. He was probably sent here to ruin her life.

Peter is beyond beautiful with his sexy blue eyes, dark hair, and toned body. Add in his charming
wit and Peter is everything Sidney ever wanted in a man, but when things get hot and heavy
Peter shows her the door. Sidney takes the walk of shame and leaves. It's the end of the worst
blind date ever. Her life couldn't possibly reach higher levels of suckage, but it does.

The next morning everything comes crashing down. The insanely hot guy from last night, the
one that saw her half naked, is teaching at the front of the class room.

Genre: New Adult Romance Novel, approx. 325 pages


watches me as I try to crank the engine. It doesn’t start. It doesn’t catch. I look at the little
gauges and notice the battery. He’s standing next to me now. “So, you’re a mechanic?”

I shake my head, “I just pretend to be. It makes for more interesting evenings.” I grin at him,
not sure what’s come over me. I never talk random guys, but it’s not like he’s random anymore,
right? Hot guy’s face falls and I realize that he believes me. “I’m just kidding. I know a little
about cars. For instance, I know this one isn’t going anywhere tonight.”

“And why’s that?”

“Your alternator’s dead. Either that or you shoved a hamster up the tailpipe—” My face falls. I
wonder if he did something stupid. Guys do all sorts of stupid things to talk to girls. I get out of
his car and slam the door. Then, I tilt my head and cross my arms over my chest. “Tell me that
that isn’t the reason the car won’t start.”

He laughs and presses his hand to his chest, shocked that I’d say such a thing. “No, I didn’t do
anything like that! And correct me if I’m wrong, but you were the one who came onto me first.
I didn’t get here early and sabotage my own car just so I could meet a girl, who I didn’t know
was coming.” The way he smiles is contagious. He runs his hands through his dark hair, like he
wishes he could say more, but he doesn’t. The corners of his mouth curve and he gives me a look
that makes tingles slip over my skin.

I step toward him, smiling too wide. “I did not come onto you!”

“You did. Right back in there.” He points toward the restaurant. His face is serious, all smooth
features and big blue eyes. “You sat at my table and made me very uncomfortable. I haven’t had
such a beautiful woman overtly hit on my like that before. It was quite embarrassing.”

My smile is making it hard for my mouth to hang open in shock. It keeps opening and then my
grin snaps my lips shut. “I did not!” I know he’s teasing me, but I can’t stop. I don’t want it to
stop and I realize that I’m actually laughing.

His arms are folded over his chest. He taps a finger to his lip like he’s remembering. “You
did. You ordered wine and just assumed that I’d put out. Really Sidney, you’ll have to learn to
control yourself a little better from now on.” He looks at me out of the corner of his eye, as he
glances at his car.

I know he’s baiting me, but I can’t ignore him. I can’t walk away and I don’t want to. He smiles
at me with those wicked lips. It makes me want to kiss him, hard. I change tactics. I want to
throw him so far off balance that he falls over. I step in front of him and look up at him from
under my lashes. “Okay, you caught me. I like you. I want you. I can’t keep my hands off of you.
But tell me this, beautiful man; why should I bother controlling myself when I can tell that you
want me so much?” Slowly, I step closer to him. Our bodies are a breath apart as I look up into
his eyes.

He’s smiling and manages to say, “You shouldn’t.” He watches me, waiting to see what I’ll do.
I feel my heart pounding. His eyes drift to my lips and back to my eyes. Every inch of my body
flickers to life. I want to feel his hands on me. I want his lips on my mouth. From that look in his
eye, I know he wants it too.

I lean in closer, teasing him. I feel his breath on my lips. His scent fills my head and I breath him
in. “Are you always this irresistible?”

“Are you always this coy? Do you just flirt, leaving your lips way too close to a man that
desperately wants to kiss you?”

About the author: 

NEW YORK TIMES & USA TODAY Bestselling author H.M. Ward is a native New Yorker
living in Texas. Ward was featured in the Washington Post for her debut novel Demon Kissed.
Romance series by H.M. Ward include Secrets, Scandalous, The Arrangement, and The Secret
Life of Trystan Scott.

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  1. would love to read all HM Ward books! :)

  2. I have heard great things about H.M. Ward's books! I would love to read them anytime, anywhere on a kindle :) Thanks for the giveaway!

  3. Sweet! Love the cover and the excerpt!

  4. Damaged was a great book. I would like to read the other works from HM Ward! =)

  5. I picked this book up on Amazon cause it sounded good. Never heard of HM Ward, but the book was intriguing. Only partway through it and loving it!! Can't wait to read more books by this author now

  6. I LOVE this book and I would love to read more from HM Ward!

  7. I really enjoy your books. And I am looking forward to reading Damaged. I have read The Arrangement series and I am loving it, can not wait until the 6th book comes out.

  8. I'm excited to read Damaged. It is next on my TBR list. It would be amazing to read it on a new kindle! thanks for the great give away!

  9. I collect all books authored by H. M. Ward! Would love a signed copy of Damaged. I am currently reading the Kindle edition and am loving this story.

  10. The reason I want this, honestly I a book junkie totally addicted I would love to own a autographed book by H.M. Ward an awesome writer. I have a kindle ap on my lap tap with many books on it but do not own a Kindle as of yet I truly want it they are on the top of my wish list! Good Luck everyone!

  11. I would LOVE a Kindle Fire not only to hold the many books, over a thousand, on my iPhone but also to help keep my little one busy when I'm out running errands. Plus I LOVE LOVE LOVE H.M. Ward!! I just read Damaged and it was AWESOME!! So to have all H.Ms books would be so freakin fab!! Thanks!!!

  12. Simple question, simple answer: I want to win because getting a free book is the best gift anyone could ask for. Books are my staycation, relaxation and sleeping pill. I can travel all over the world without driving or flying anywhere. And winning a Kindle Fire would definitely be a dream come true. I love happily ever after endings in my books - and hopefully, in my life. :-)

  13. I have only read Damaged and loved it - look forward to move of this authors work. Really enjoyed her writing, an style and will be an author I will certainly reading more of . This prize would just be perfect for that .


  14. Looking forward to reading Damaged ! Thanks for the giveaway!

  15. I love reading and would love to win this package!!

  16. DAMAGED l@@ks Awwesome!

  17. Can't wait for Damaged #2. Couldn't stop reading the first book and now I will be extremely tired at work tomorrow. It was so worth the lost sleep :)

  18. I recently became a fan of HM Ward's books.... I LOVE them... can I say the teacher student dynamic is hot hot in DAMAGED. My coworker and I totally drool over this couple. Can I say I'll swing dance if my partner is just as yummylicious?


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