Sunday, June 22, 2014

No Apologies Book Blitz: Excerpt + Giveaway!

Welcome to my post for the No Apologies book blitz! I have an excerpt coming up, as well as a giveaway for a $25 gift card. But, first, allow me to introduce the book:

No Apologies
Release date: June 23, 2014
Publisher: Carina Press
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance

Never apologize

Hard-edged rocker Graham Allen has it all. He’s flush with cash from playing bass in a band by night and restoring classic cars by day. And there are plenty of women willing to share his bed for a night, complication-free. Perfect, because if there’s anything he learned from his past, it was to never get attached—to anything. So when bartender Carly Sullivan flashes her innocent smile, Graham isn’t prepared for what happens next.

Never fall in love

Two rules, that’s all Graham has—never apologize and never fall in love. He knows Carly is everything he should avoid. Cheerful and sweet, she has “relationship” written all over her. But Graham can’t stay away from her probing questions and concerned blue eyes.

When Graham discovers Carly is hiding a crushing secret, he’s prepared to risk it all. Until in one single moment, everything changes and Graham’s past threatens to collide with his future. His life is crumbling down around him, and soon no apology in the world can save him.

He should’ve known to walk away.


I kissed her again. Slow, gentle, I showed her what I wanted her to know. Not pushing her further, not taking the kiss to the next level, the restraint was pure agony.

I pulled away and looked into her eyes. “Just you and me.”

“Is it?”

I stilled. I couldn’t be mad at her. It was a legitimate question. I struggled with what I wanted to say and what I should say. “I’m here now, with you.” I swept her hair from her shoulder. “There’s nowhere else I want to be.” I didn’t tell her the evening after the incident in my kitchen had been a turning point for me.

The smile touched her lips but weariness held the rest of her expression. “Me either.” She gently rested her head on my chest.

I wrapped my arms around her and stood to my full height, caveman style. Her feet left the ground and I let the soft weight of her fall against me for one torturous moment. Everything about this girl was leaving a mark on my heart.
Up for grabs is a $25 gift card. Open INT. Ends June 30.
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About the Author:

Sybil grew up in Northern California with her head in a book and her feet in the sand. She used to dream of becoming a painter but the heady scent of libraries with their shelves full of books about wistful summer days and first loves drew her into the world of storytelling. Her true literary love is the New Adult genre but really, any story about a love so desperately wrong and impossibly beautiful, makes her swoon.

Sybil now resides in Southern Florida and while she doesn't get to read as much as she likes, she still buries her toes in the sand. If she's not writing or fighting to contain the banana plantation in her backyard, you can find her spending time with her handsomely tattooed husband, her brilliantly practical son and a mischievous miniature boxer who stole her heart.


  1. I am not a big reader of love stories but this one caught my attention because its a different line and story that is the norm. I would enjoy this one based on the excerpt and review. The author did a great job making a better love story

  2. Stephanie ShipleyJune 23, 2014 at 10:39 AM

    No Apologies sounds like a good book! I added to my Amazon wishlist after I added it to my GoodReads list :)

  3. Excerpt was short. Would love to read this! :)

  4. I like that it is a contemporary theme

  5. like the excerpt thanks for the giveaway!