Friday, November 8, 2013

Release Day Blitz, Review & Giveaway

With Every Heartbeat
(Cities of Love #1)
Melody Grace
New Adult Contemporary Romance
Release Date November 8, 2013
~Synopsis ~
Rome. The city of young lovers, old secrets, and intoxicating new desire…
I thought I knew what I wanted in life. I thought my destiny was set. Then I met him, and everything changed.

Raphael is bold, passionate, and seductive. He sees something in me I never dreamed possible, and now he's determined to show me a world beyond rules -- a dance without limits. I want to trust him, but I'm scared. Because I know once I fall, there'll be no going back.

An innocent dancer. A mysterious stranger. As Annalise is drawn deeper into the romantic delights of Rome, she'll question everything she believed about her future. But with opening night looming, can she find the strength to risk it all? And will she be forced to choose between her one true love, ballet, and the new passion in her heart?

Find out in this enchanting new series from Melody Grace. 

~Excerpt ~
A new burst of music sounds, pulsating and wild, and suddenly, my thoughts fade clear away, blotted out as completely as the sun during an eclipse.
            I see him.
            Standing, poised, waiting for his intro, his body proud and arched, arms raised. There’s a girl waiting beside him, his partner, but I only have eyes for him.
            God, he’s gorgeous. Dark curly hair, tanned skin, and piercing blue eyes that seem to shimmer against the gold of his skin. He’s dressed in a starched white shirt and tuxedo pants that fit him like a glove. The breath is sucked from my lungs, and I feel a thrill ripple through me, a sensation I’ve never known before: anticipation, as if I know something important is about to happen. Something life-changing.
            And then he starts to dance.
            Dear Lord ...
            I swear, time stops as I watch him move. It’s like nothing I’ve ever seen: part Latin ballroom, part street, part modern contemporary. And all of it totally devastating.
            I stare, awestruck, as he plays out a wicked game with his partner: bringing her in, sending her away, lifting her as effortlessly as if she was made of air. His movements are bold, dominating. There’s no cheap grinding, or tacky thrusts, but somehow, every step oozes sensuality, such an intimate connection between the dancers that I feel myself start to blush.
            It’s mesmerizing, out of this world, and I’m completely lost to it, caught up in the story of love and betrayal they’re telling with their bodies until at last, he whirls her out one more time and then pulls her back; dipping her so low her hair grazes the ground.
            They freeze there, holding the pose. There’s silence, so pure you could hear a pin drop, and in that moment, he lifts his head and looks out across the square.
            Our eyes lock.
            It’s only a split second, those piercing blue eyes on mine, but I feel the moment stretch for an eternity. His gaze crashes through me, setting every nerve and sense alight, as if I’m touchpaper and he’s a molten spark, dancing through my bloodstream.
            And then the thunder of applause breaks the spell, and I realize I’m digging my nails into my palms, gasping for breath.
            Who is this man?

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 ~ Review ~
I am a huge fan of Melody Grace’s books so when I heard there was a new series coming I just had to read it. I am so glad that I did! I fell in love with these characters and was pulling for them to find a way to overcome their obstacles and lose themselves in each other and their dreams. I mean what’s not to love, young love in Rome, dancing, fine food, fine men and some seriously steamy scenes! I absolutely adored Raphael and Annalise.

Annalise Taylor is a ballerina with the American Ballet Company on tour in Rome. Dance is all that she knows. Her mother was a famous prima ballerina. She has been taught focus, discipline and practice. There is nothing but the Ballet. Until there was…. more….till she met…him. Raphael.

Raphael is a devilishly handsome street dancer that strives for more. He enjoys the freedom and expression of dance. But when he lays eyes on Annalise in a piazza he too wants…more.

You could feel the electricity between Raphael and Annalise. It was their unspoken connection that allowed Annalise to be more carefree. Raphael made her feel alive and she threw broke all the rules to be with him.

“Trust me, there’s nothing relaxed about the way I feel right now.” He leans closer, whispering in my ear in a sexy drawl. “And when I’m done with you, your body will be begging for release. And so will you.” 
~ Raphael

She is on the verge of having it all and Raphael is taking the leap of faith to make him dream come true. Together it feels like they can overcome anything. Then just when it seems like things couldn’t get any better for the two of them, her mother shows up to offer her version of “support” and things take a turn for the worse. Annalise looks for comfort in the only place that feels right but her heart is crushed even more. Now she will cling desperately to all she has left…the Ballet. 

But will it be enough? Will they pursue their dreams alone or will they find their happy ever after? Pick up With Every Heartbeat and take the whirlwind journey with Raphael and Annalise and see for yourself. You will not be disappointed. I will be looking forward to the second book in the series, With Every Song coming 2014. 

~ Rating ~ 

~ About the Author ~
Melody Grace is the USA Today bestselling author of UNBROKEN and UNTOUCHED. A small-town girl turned SoCal beach-lover, she spent years with her nose in a book before deciding it was time to write them for herself. She loves bad boys, good books, and pistachio-flavored ice-cream.

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