Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Excerpts for Thorneless Tour 12/17-12/26

Long Excerpts


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About twenty minutes later, he is turning onto an old gravel road that leads to a large pasture.  He parks the truck and turns off the engine before climbing out and walking out into the field alone.  He crosses his strong arms in front of his body and looks up to the star filled sky above him.  Moments later, I see his broad back begin shaking and realization hits me hard.  He’s crying.  My strong, fun filled adventuresome Lucas Drake is now crying, and it’s all because of me.
I open my door and climb out of the truck and make my way to him.  I stand behind him and wrap my hands around his body.  It comforts me to be near him. We stand like this for a few minutes and I can tell his breathing is slowly returning back to normal.
“You say I treat you like glass.  Maybe that’s true.  But it isn’t because of the reason you think.  Glass breaks, but it also cuts.  Maybe I treat you that way because I’m afraid of being hurt again.  As much as you think you’re broken Skylar, so much of you remains unbreakable.  You think you know me, but you really don’t.   If you did, you’d see what’s right in front of you,” he says before he turns and faces me. The night wind blows my long hair astray and he lifts my face up to look at him.
“You’d see just how much I love you.  Look, Skylar!  Look into my eyes.  I love you!!  I have always loved you! I’ll always love you!  You’re enough for me just the way you are. You’re all I’ve ever wanted and all I’ll ever need.”
With trembling lips he drags his mouth across mine and I taste the perfect sweet blend of our tears.  He wraps his arms around me and I close my eyes to savor this.
“I’m so sorry Lucas.  I’m so sorry!” I say over and over into his chest. And just like that, the dam that has held back all the pain for all of these months breaks, flooding me with everything all at once.  The tears that I can normally shut off, now won’t stop coming. The pain won’t stop stabbing though my body.  I just stand there gripping ahold of his shirt and cry like I’ve never cried before in my life.
“That’s it, baby.  Let it all out.  Let it all go! Let the past go. I’m here now. I’ll always be right here.“


2.
Michael and my father begin talking about football and the stock market, but I don’t hear a damn word they’re saying. My eyes and ears have never left the angel standing across from me. I remain mesmerized watching her dance back and forth with my niece against her chest. I savor their precious interaction with one another and burn the image in my brain. As I watch her smile down adoringly at my niece, I can’t help but imagine her one day holding our child.       
Would our daughter be the perfect miniature version of her? Would our son have her dark hair and blue green eyes? These are the thoughts racing through my mind right now and I silently pray for that to be in our near future.   
“Thank you so much for helping me since it seems my worthless lazy husband isn’t!” Stacey shouts loudly and then sends death glares at Michael.  
“I’m Stacey, by the way. It’s so nice to finally meet you, Skylar! We won’t be long, I promise,” she says as she walks past us with Josh to tuck him in upstairs. She stops beside me when she sees me watching Skylar with the baby.
She covers up Josh’s ears as she leans in and whispers into my ear, “Lucas Drake, if you let that one get away, you’re a fucking idiot!” I shake my head at her and glance back to still see Skylar dancing around the yard with a giggling Avery in her arms. Before her, I never even wanted a relationship, much less marriage. I adore kids, but I certainly didn’t see me as a father. In one moment, in one meeting . . . Skylar changed all of that. All I can see is the beautiful angel that I want to have as my wife and the mother of my children. I’m okay with as many little miniature versions of us as she wants to have.
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The door of the antique bar in my office shatters, as I furiously shove my fist through the glass. For the past five years, my father’s favorite bottle of Dalmore 64 Trinitas has sat unopened in that case.  At $160,000 a bottle, the aged Scotch had been my father’s choice of drink.  I had kept it here to remind me of the man I hated and to remind me of the horrific mistake I had made so long ago.
Through the broken glass, I retrieve the bottle of scotch and one of the crystal bar glasses sitting beside it.  Ignoring the bright red blood that now pours down my arm, I blow the broken fragments out of the drinking glass and remove the top off of the bottle.  The strong smell of aged liquor fills the air in my office and I can instantly feel my father right there next to me…. taunting me.
 ‘Go ahead, son. Take that drink! She’s left your miserable ass.  Drink.  Who needs the bitch.  Drink!’
I fill the glass halfway full and lift it up to my mouth. Tilting it back, I can taste the whiskey on my lips.  I want to forget her.  I want this pain to go away.  I have lost her forever and without her, I have nothing.  I don’t want my company or the money. I never wanted any of it in the first place. It had been tainted from the beginning, corrupted from my father’s sweat, lies and deceit.  Right now, all I want is this drink. Right now, all I want is for this excruciating pain in my soul to go away. 
I’m dying. I can’t live without her. I can still feel her sweet touch on my skin. Her intoxicating taste is still on my tongue. My cock still aches to be inside her warm tight folds and coated with her wet release.  She is embedded in me. There is no surviving this.
Is my heart even beating anymore? Please, baby. PLEASE! Come back to me!
‘Drink!  She’s never coming back! You are such a fuck up to the Thorne name! Drink you fucking coward!’
Hesitantly, I open my lips and allow the warm expensive liquid to fill my mouth. My father remains in my head.
Forgetting her will be so easy.  Swallow…just swallow!  Remember? She told you that she can never forgive you. She’s gone. She’s not coming back this time! It’s over! SWALLOW!
But I can’t… I won’t. I spit the dark fluid out, across the wood floor, and then turn to throw my glass against the stone office wall.  I begin violently wiping my mouth off with the back of my hand and then I pick up the bottle of scotch and stare down at it.  If this represents everything I hate, then why do I still have it?  I certainly don’t need any reminders. Those reminders chase me every night in my sleep, as it is.
“Fuck you, Father!”  I roar and with trembling hands, I rare back and toss the bottle against the wall. I stand there and witness the expensive dark brown liquid run down the wall. I wickedly smile knowing just how pissed off that would have made my father. 
Grief stricken, I make my way over to my desk and sit in my large leather chair. I remove her ring from my pocket and stare at the infinity symbol of diamonds. Lightly I trace the delicate jewels around the design. Just like the symbol, my love for her has no beginning or end.  I can’t remember a time not loving her and I will never know a day that I won’t still.
This ring should still be on her sweet elegant finger. 
I glance over at the picture that sits proudly on my desk.  It is the picture of me kneeling down on the beach, as I proposed to Skylar.
The picture of the happiest day of my life!
 Kylie had perfectly captured this beautiful moment and gave it to us when we returned back from our trip.  I think I have looked at it at least a million times since she walked out that door.  What I wouldn’t give to move back time to get this moment back with her.
Sweet Jesus! My soul is being ripped in two!


Short Excerpts
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Brushing back the hair from her face, I can’t help but feel the tugging it causes in my chest. She’s my broken angel right now and I will give anything to take away all her pain.  I worry that Sebastian had shattered everything inside of her when he broke her heart.  Because of him, I don’t know if she’ll ever be able to love again.  
What had he done that’s so unforgivable? Had he cheated on her? Had he lied to her about something?  I know he would never lay on a hand on her, but if I find that to be the reason, I’ll fucking kill him.  It just pisses me off that here I am looking at the shell of what once was the most loving, beautiful soul I have ever known.  He did this to her and for that, I’ll never forgive him.  
Yes, right now my gorgeous girl is lost, but I’ll help her find herself.  She’ll learn to laugh and love again.  I just pray that when she finally does, it’s me that she’s loving in the end.   

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Ever since the first time I had met him, I couldn’t deny the attraction I feel for him.  His flirtatious and fun personality draws you in and when you throw in his Greek God body and gorgeous face, well, then you’d have to be crazy and blind to not be attracted to that. Lucas is quite the free spirit and is not the 'settle-down-white-picket-fence-and-house-full-of kids-kind-of-guy.'  He loved beautiful women and what those beautiful women could do for him, if you get my drift. It doesn’t matter where we were, women flock to him wherever we go.  It is obvious that many of the women at these events had more than graced his bed a few times over the years.  It is no secret, Mr. Lucas Alexi Drake is quite the international playboy, but he is now my boss and best friend.  But that “best friend” had me starting to feel things that I am not sure about.  I guess it proves that even I am not resistant to his powerful charms. The problem is…I have to be.


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“We are friends right?” I say turning to him and revealing the dried black streaks of my tears on my face.
         “Skylar,” he whispers my name with pain in his voice.  I can see the sorrow in his eyes.  He wants to continue, but I don’t give him the opportunity.
         “Then as my friend, I’m asking you to leave me the hell alone.  I don’t need a babysitter tonight, Lucas,” I say as hateful as I possibly can before turning up the shot in my hand. I motion for the bartender to pour me another one and hesitantly he does. After my last drunken episode, I know I will regret this in this morning, but right now that is the least of my concern.
         “Skylar! Stop it! For fuck sake STOP!” He yells and snatches the drink away from me.  The contents pour all over my arm and onto my skirt. I slap my hand down on the top of the bar and shove myself off the stool and glare angrily at him as he stands to face me.
         “What, Lucas?  I’m giving you the night off from me.  Don’t you ever just get exhausted from all of this?  Really you should be happy that I’m helping you out. I am a lost cause, so run while you can!  Believe me, I won’t blame you.  Go find you some girl and have some fun tonight. You deserve it.  Trust me, being celibate doesn’t suit you.
         “Stop it, Skylar!”
         “No! You stop, Lucas! Stop treating me like I am made of glass. I am a broken mess. I am no good for anyone. Not even for myself.“
         “Angel…” He breathes and reaches out for me, but I yank back.
         “I’m not your angel! I’m not anyone’s angel!  Angels are blessings and I am nothing but a curse!” I reply with pain now oozing out of my every word.

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Thornless Playlist 12/17-12/26


Thorneless playlist
Stay- Rihanna Featuring Nikky Ekko
Red-Taylor Swift
Better Than Me-Hinder
Burning Bridges-One Republic
Too Late To Apologize- One Republic
Wait for You-Elliot Yamin
Radioactive- Imagine Dragons
Just Give Me A Reason- Pink Featuring Nate Ruess
The One That Got Away-The Civil Wars
Hero-Enrique Iglesias
Try Sleeping With A Broken Heart- Alicia Keys
When I Was Your Man- Bruno Mars
Broken-Seether Featuring Amy Lee
Lose To Win - Fantasia
Breathe Me- Sia
Love Hate Thing- Wale
Sad-Maroon 5
Here With Me- Susie Suh x Robot Koch
Wrecking Ball- Miley Cyrus
Florence and the Machine- Never Let Me Go
Losing Your Memory- Ryan Starr
Poison & Wine- The Civil Wars
What Now- Rihanna
Hold on We’re Going Home-Drake
Say Something- A Great Big World Featuring Christina Aguilera
Unconditionally-Katy Perry

Dream Cast for Thorneless by Mia Michelle 12/17-12/26


Skylar


Lucas


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Thorneless Author Interview for Tour 12/17-12/26


Mia Michelle Interview Questions

What sparked your interest in becoming a romance writer?  

I have written stories since I was six years old and I have always wanted to see the ‘happily ever after’ happen between two people.  I think that once we are with someone for a long time, we easily forget how wonderful everything had felt when it  was new and exciting.  I love immortalizing that feeling for the reader.

What was the first romance novel you read that made an impression on you? 

Danielle Steel’s Heartbeat.

Tell us 5 surprising things about yourself 

1) I love zombie and vampire shows. 
2) I love dancing in clubs. 
3)  I have a slight obsession with Betty Boop(okay it’s a HUGE obsession). 
4) I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and a Degree in Child Development. 
5) I love MMA Fighting!!!

What is your writing environment? 

Anywhere I can park my booty and laptop.  This has varied from the hood of my jeep to my bathroom floor.  I will write anywhere!


One of your favorite quotes. 

“To the world you may be just one person, but to one person you may be the world.”-Dr. Seuss

 Who is your perfect hero? And why? 

My daddy was my perfect hero. Growing up, I thought he was invincible and could protect me from anyone or anything.  He shielded me from so much of the harshness of the world until I was ready to face it on my own. He wasn’t afraid to admit when he was wrong and always stood up for what he thought was right. My hero was a humble man that would have given the shirt off his back if you needed it and never asked for recognition. I looked up to him when I was a  child and I know that my hero is now looking down from Heaven with a smile.

Which authors have caught your interest lately? Why? 

Harper Sloan, HM Ward & M. Leighton. Their writing styles are so captivating to me.  They pull me in from the beginning and leave me begging for more!!

What type of book have you always wanted to write? 

I have always written romance stories.  I love it when two people’s lives come together in unique ways to form a forever.

Who are your dream dinner party guests? 

Ooohhh..Can we lick the dinner male eye candy? LOL.. Ian Somerhalder, David Beckham, Jensen Ackles, Colin Farrell, Alex O’Loughlin, Chris Hemsworth, Emmy Montes, Raine Miller, HM Ward, Olivia Cunning, Sarah Fawkes, Jasinda Wilder, and R.K. Lilley.

What’s the last movie you watched and loved?  

Gosh this is really a hard one.  I would have to say The Conjuring since it was the best scary show I have seen in decades!!  Safe Haven would be choice for a feel good movie that I loved. 

Most __outspoken_ in high school. (popular, nerdy, sporty…) Why?

I was pretty popular in high school but I was also a bit nerdy.  I played piccolo and flute in the high school band. 



Top three things on your bucket list.

1)To go back to New Zealand
2)To shop on Bond street in London.
3)To go skinny dipping with David Beckham- Hey a girl can dream!

How did you get the idea for this particular novel?  

The idea of Rose of Thorne came to me over 12 years ago and I immediately started writing down it in multiple journals. No one except close personal friends and family had ever seen my work. I have to give thanks to one of those close personal friends, who encouraged me by telling me she believed in my story.

What is your favorite scene in your new release? 

The ballet studio love scene is my personal favorite.

If you could be one of your characters – Who would you be? And why? 

I would have to say I would want to be Lucas.  He isn’t afraid to take chances and always looks at life with a smile. I would absolutely love to have his charm and confidence! 

Flirting Questions

Which actor or book character do you have a crush on?  

Book- James Cavendish ; Actor- Jensen Ackles.

What’s your favorite body part of the opposite sex? 

Mmm..DUH! The love stick!  But since we need to be less sex crazed, I will say the upper back-shoulder region. And when it is tanned with tattoos…Umph! **Drool!

What does love feel like? 

Love feels like coming home.

Hey, baby! What’s your sign? 

Taurus

When was your last kiss?

Thirty minutes ago.

What’s an absolute no-no in a relationship? 

Leaving the toilet seat up!! J Actually cheating is the big NO for me in a relationship.

How did you meet your significant other? 

I met my husband when I was seventeen years old while out cruising town with my friends.  He was a handsome cocky and just got into my vehicle and demanded my phone number.  I had just broken up with someone, so I hated all men at the time, but I gave my number to him anyways.  He actually reconfirmed my phone number with my best friend to make sure I didn’t try to deceive him. He called me the next day and we have now been together nineteen years and married eighteen.

What’s your idea of a perfect date? 

Any meal that I don’t have to cook!  Dinner at sunset on beach surrounded by candles.

If you could take a romantic trip, where would it be?  

I would love to travel to Ireland with my husband one day. 

Do you believe in love at first sight?  

Absolutely!

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<span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"><span style="background-color: white; color: #181818; line-height: 18px;">Mia fell in love with the literary world at a very young age and began putting her active imagination to pen and paper by the age of six. Over the years, she has filled up numerous shelves with her notebooks and journals of her favorite stories. Twelve years ago, Mia began drafting The Thorne Series and through encouragement of a close friend, decided to finally take the leap of faith to bring her dream to life. She openly admits to having a hopeless infatuation with her Kindle and suffers from the one-click book addiction (No intervention required).&nbsp;</span><br style="background-color: white; color: #181818; line-height: 18px;" /><br style="background-color: white; color: #181818; line-height: 18px;" /><span style="background-color: white; color: #181818; line-height: 18px;">Mia is currently a stay at home mom who has mastered the fine art of making a PB&amp;J sandwich in between laundry and shuttling kids to ballet and swimming. In her spare time (“What spare time?” She laughs), she enjoys photography, traveling, and having a girls night out with her pals. She enjoys the simple things in life, such as sleeping more than 3 hours per night and 10 minute showers without being interrupted by children yelling “mommy” from the other side of the bathroom door.&nbsp;</span></span></div>
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** SPOILER ALERT FOR THOSE WHO HAVEN’T READ BOOK ONE**

I hate him..I love him..I hate that I still love him but I do. My parents, my life, my happiness, my heart….he has officially taken all of them from me now. Yes, I am the wilting dying Rose that once belonged to Sebastian Thorne. He had given me back my life, but little did I know he was the very one who had taken it all away from me from the start. I hate him…I love him. 

I never expected Lucas Drake to walk back in my life when I was at my lowest and darkest point. He promises that he will help me heal this pain, but in order to do that he says I need to get away from this town. Maybe he is right. There is nothing here for me anymore but painful memories…and Sebastian. Maybe the only way for this Rose to survive is to do the one impossible thing. I Skylar Rose… must become Thorneless.




Mia fell in love with the literary world at a very young age and began putting her active imagination to pen and paper by the age of six. Over the years, she has filled up numerous shelves with her notebooks and journals of her favorite stories. Twelve years ago, Mia began drafting The Thorne Series and through encouragement of a close friend, decided to finally take the leap of faith to bring her dream to life. She openly admits to having a hopeless infatuation with her Kindle and suffers from the one-click book addiction (No intervention required). 

Mia is currently a stay at home mom who has mastered the fine art of making a PB&J sandwich in between laundry and shuttling kids to ballet and swimming. In her spare time (“What spare time?” She laughs), she enjoys photography, traveling, and having a girls night out with her pals. She enjoys the simple things in life, such as sleeping more than 3 hours per night and 10 minute showers without being interrupted by children yelling “mommy” from the other side of the bathroom door. 

Mia Michelle resides in Tennessee with her soul mate and husband of 18 years and their 2 beautiful young children. She is currently working on her Masters in Counseling and drafting her new series. 






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Logan Brookes and Andrew Eastin thought they had found true happiness; that
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<span style="color: #131313;"><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;">After overcoming her fears only to&nbsp;lose the love of her life again, Logan faced a bitter reality. Finally&nbsp;accepting that she could not change things that were out of her hands, she&nbsp;resolved there was one thing that she could control—her own life, and her own
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<span style="color: #131313;"><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;">Andrew couldn’t imagine living&nbsp;without Logan. He never dreamed she would turn to another man. Losing her to&nbsp;someone else was one thing, but losing her completely would send him spiraling&nbsp;out of control. When fate intervenes and paths are rerouted, Andrew is faced&nbsp;with unimaginable decisions. <o:p></o:p></span></span></div>
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<span style="color: #131313;"><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;">A love interrupted only led to&nbsp;betrayal and more lies, and lies destroy people. Unless, you destroy the lies. <o:p></o:p></span></span></div>
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<span style="color: #131313;"><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;">Andrew takes it upon himself to&nbsp;fight for the only thing that has ever mattered in his life. Logan. He would&nbsp;come up against his own family if he had to in order to protect her and her&nbsp;unborn child. If he has anything to say about it, nothing will prevent Andrew
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<span style="color: #131313;"><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;">A.J. was born and raised in Amarillo, Texas. Four years&nbsp;ago, she relocated to the Dallas/Fort Worth area with her husband and four&nbsp;wonderful children, Hayden (15), Jacob (13), Riley (11), and Isaiah (10).<o:p></o:p></span></span></div>
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