Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Blog Tour: Masquerade (Games #3) by Nyrae Dawn - Excerpt, Giveaway

Masquerade (Games #3)
by Nyrae Dawn
Published:  January 7, 2014
Publisher:  Grand Central Publishing/Forever
A biker. A tattoo artist. A love to last a lifetime.

Maddox Cross has always had to be tough. When his father went to jail for murder, the teenager took care of his sister and mother. Now on his own and working security at a night club, Maddox wants to become a tattoo artist-a dream that comes closer to reality when he falls for the hottest, most tatted woman he's ever seen. She's wild and beautiful, and Maddox will do anything to be with her.

Bee Malone came to town to open up her new tattoo parlor, Masquerade. Since being kidnapped as a young girl, Bee has had trouble getting close to anyone. But when she meets Maddox, she sees that under his hard biker's body is the sensitive soul of an artist. What starts out as a sizzling one-night stand soon becomes so much more.

Bee wants Maddox to join her tattoo business, but letting him into her life means revealing all her most intimate secrets. And as the past begins to intertwine with her present, Bee fears their love may not be as permanent as their ink . . . 

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I’ve never been the type of person who sits around and dwells on life. Bad things happen all the time and overthinking them has never done shit to change anything. I remember when I went back home—or to the place I should consider home—I didn’t really understand what was going on. At thirteen I should have, but people who are kidnapped are supposed to have been hurt. They’re mistreated and locked away. They aren’t happy and loved the way I had been, so the whole thing was hard to wrap my head around.
            For about a week after they sent me home, that’s all I thought about. The people who raised me and the people who lost me. How they both loved me even though I didn’t know quite how to feel about any of them. Didn’t know how I felt about that screwed up word love at all. Rex and Melody had always told me they’d loved me but now I knew they’d stolen me. My real parents said they loved me but they didn’t really know me. I wasn’t their little girl anymore. How can you love someone you don’t know?
            It hurt and I cried, my chest feeling hollow and broken, knowing I should feel so many things I didn’t know how to.
            Nothing changed.
            I didn’t hurt any less. My real family was still broken-hearted and confused, and I’d lost who I considered my mom and dad.
            That’s when I decided I wouldn’t lose myself in the past anymore. I wouldn’t stress and dwell on things I couldn’t change or even things I could, because if I made that decision the first time, there was a reason. I would stick with my choices, even when someone didn’t get them or I got shit for being closed off or hard. And I wouldn’t worry about love or try to figure it out.
            Girls aren’t allowed to feel that way, I guess.

            This is why I’m pissed that I haven’t stopped thinking about Maddox since he walked out of Masquerade.


About the Author:  Writing has always been Nyrae Dawn’s passion. There have been times in her life where she wasn’t able to chase that dream the way she desired, but she always found her way back to telling stories.

One of her loves has always been writing about teens. There’s something so fresh and fun about the age that she loves exploring. Her husband says it’s because she doesn’t want to grow up. She doesn’t think that’s such a bad thing and luckily for her, he doesn’t either.

Nyrae gravitates toward character-driven stories. She loves going on emotional journeys with characters whether it be reading or writing. And yes, she’s a total romantic at heart and proud.

Nyrae resides in sunny Southern California with her husband (who still makes her swoon) and her two awesome kids.

When she’s not with her family, you can be pretty sure you’ll find her with a book in her hand or her laptop and an open document in front of her. 

She writes for Entangled PublishingGrand Central Publishing and is self-published. 


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7 comments:

  1. This was such a great addition to the series. I love all her books, they are always fabulous.

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  2. Did you read this yet??? I adored this book! I think Facade is still my favorite but Masquerade is not very far behind at all. I loved Maddox and I loved Bee! I loved how different they were from typical NA characters. I loved seeing Colt and Adrian and the gang. Such a good series!

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    1. Yes and I love it so much. I posting my review on Thursday. I agree that Masquerade runs a close second with Charade to.

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  4. I love that excerpt & I adored this book! These characters were so broken, it was such an emotional, intense read.

    Thanks for sharing Ellen! How smexy is that cover ;-)

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  5. Oh Ellen I want to read this, it sounds fab but I need to grab the other books first..LOL

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