Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Exclusive Excerpt and Giveaway ~ Matched by SE Hall and Angela Graham

Title: Matched 

Authors: S.E. Hall & Angela Graham 

Genre: New Adult


Date, Mate, Fate: Celebrity Edition The reality show like no other: Eight men, eight women, one mansion in paradise; their every move caught on camera for the world to see. Among the faces in the house: a mysterious cowboy, a cocky football star, a motocross god, and a broody Alpha calling all the shots. Thorough compatibility testing says everyone’s soulmate is there. Computers’ abilities are boundless, but can they be trusted with matters of the heart? Would you recognize “the one” when you saw them? Rated NC-17 for foul language, heavy drinking, and graphic sex. *Full-length, stand-alone novel.


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Oakley and I remain rooted in place…alone. Finally. At least a fourth of my tension eases. Thankful for the respite from the scrutinous limelight for now, I release my clutch on Oakley’s hand and blood flow slowly returns.
“You ready to go check this place out?” Oakley asks, noticing I’m not exactly sprinting inside.
“I guess.”
He tilts my chin up to force eye contact and leans in, his thumb stroking over my cheek. He lowers his mouth to my ear and whispers, “Me and you, baby. You got that?”
When he pulls back, I notice the confidence in his expression. Not since boarding the plane, still high on the residual haze of our final private lovemaking session at his condo, have I actually smiled like this.
“Me and you,” I echo back. And just like that, his arms are around me. He grabs my ass and hauls me close, his mouth overtaking mine, tongue delving deep. It’s us again—me and the boy I grew up loving, who’s now the man the whole world will know is my soulmate.

4 Fantastic Stars!

Review by Allison East

The setting- a reality show. The place- a tropical island. The people- eight men and eight women- including one couple, and the rest singles. Eight of them are celebrities, the other eight- are their guests. 

The goal- to find their perfect match, their soul mate- and win money for their charities. I really enjoyed this book and how it was set up! From the setting, to the place, to all of the wild and wacky characters that make up this book. 

The one couple on the show- Oakley and Harlow have been apart for a while, due to Oakley's demanding schedule- but are back together after Oakley has a break as an NFL star. Harlow is super scared to be there, as TV is not her forte- but she will do anything for Oakley. 

There are movie stars, racing stars, bull riding stars, and even a reformed porn star that make up the people that are on the show. They have to compete on small challenges and big ones to decide who their soul mates are- who stays and who goes, and who wins the money for charity. And then there are always the behind the scenes looks at the catty women;  who is sleeping with who, which clique is everyone in, etc.  I really enjoyed Harlow, and her clique- Emma, Callie and Jasmine. While I hated on Rachel, Ivy and Nadia. 

And then there is Cruz, sigh. Cruz is there because his sister wants to get out- wants to do something bigger, and begged him to do the show. He is uber protective and a broody alpha male if I ever saw one- and I loved it. I also really loved Court- the sweet cowboy, he tried really hard to stay away from a certain someone, ended up tainting his name- and had to crawl back and earn her respect. 

Each time a challenge happens; another couple is chosen by the winners and sent into the Soul Search. They all have a box and a key, if the person's key unlocks the box, they are soul mates. The computer used answers that they had from questions that were asked before coming to test their compatibility and will tell whether or not they are "soul mates."   It was cool seeing who was whose soul mate- and I was shocked at some of the revelations! Sometimes I was laughing out loud at this book, other times I was gasping in shock, while still other times I was mad as hell at some of the characters!

So many emotions I felt, but it also had an in depth story line that was plausible and totally relatable- within the whole reality show concept. How they wrote sixteen characters like they did, is crazy to me! While I knew who I liked, who I didn't- and who I loved and wanted to be together, I still loved being surprised by some of the matches. Another good collaboration between SE Hall and Angela Graham. I thoroughly enjoyed this story, and it turned out exactly how I imagined it!

Author Bios

S.E. Hall is the author of the Amazon Best Selling Evolve Series, Emerge, Embrace, Entangled (novella) and Entice as well as the bestselling stand-alone NA Romance, Pretty Instinct. She has co-written Stirred Up, Packaged and Handled, a collection of erotic short stories with her CP and friend, Author Angela Graham as well as a collaboration titled Conspire, a romantic suspense with friend and author Erin Noelle. She is honored to be a part of the USA Today and NYT Best Selling Devour box set. S.E., which stands for Stephanie Elaine, resides in Arkansas with her husband of 18 years and 3 beautiful daughters of the home, and one married daughter who graced her with two beautiful grandchildren. When not in the stands watching her ladies play softball, she enjoys reading and writing and the occasional trip to the casino. She’s also clutch at Baggo, when it’s warm outside, and definitely the woman to pick on your side for some Flip Cup!
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Angela Graham
Angela Graham is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling author of the Harmony series. She resides in Tipp City, Ohio with her three beautiful children. Collaborating with S.E. Hall, she has released three erotic short stories.
Angela knew she found her calling in the world of fiction the moment she began pounding away at the keys for her first short story in 2012. With a baby on her shoulder, she wrote for about a year before deciding to try her hand at an actual novel. It was the best decision she ever made and since then she continues to bring characters to life in her free time.
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  1. LOVE Matched. So many great characters. Hope I'll get to see them again sometime.

  2. Thank you for the Giveaway !!! I loved Matched ! Every single page of it !

  3. I've loved pretty instinct so much. I know I'll love 'matched' as much ☺


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