DONT FORGET TO ENTER!!! With the official release of Breathe Out, I’m having an official Goodreads.com Giveaway. September 15, 2015 through October 15, 2015 you can enter (see link below) to WIN an AUTOGRAPHED copy of Breathe Out. Plus, you’ll also receive an AUTOGRAPHED copy of Breathe In. That’s right. You’ll be getting both book #1 and book #2 of the Just Breathe series. The giveaway is open to everyone in the US, GB, CA and AU.
Synopsis of the series:
Breathe In is about a twenty-four-year-old woman named Emma Peterson who has made sure to have as much control over her life as she can since the death of her parents that occurred when she was sixteen. A fear of loss dominates Emma’s mindset when it comes to relationships of all types, especially when it comes to men and dating. Emma doesn’t date. Rather, she uses men for sex.
She’s created eight golden rules to keep herself at a distance from men, particularly the men she sleeps with; 1. no dating or going out on dates, 2. never let them know where she lives, 3. never pick up a guy in a particular social setting that she may frequently attend or sleep with a man whom she may have the chance of running into on a regular basis, 4. never have a guy over to her apartment for any reason (her gay best friends are the only exceptions), 5. always end things before the guy starts to want more, 6. always use protection, 7. never sleep over at their place after sex and 8. always have more than one exit strategy.
When Emma’s best friend, Maggie, becomes involved with a new boyfriend, Emma’s world changes radically. Maggie’s relationship with Henry moves very quickly; faster than any of her previous relations and Emma is not excited about the newcomers to the group. On top of that, Henry’s best friend, Joe Covelli, is the first man Emma has ever met who makes her call her own rules into question.
Aside from the introduction of Joe Covelli to Emma’s life and the temptation of breaking her rules, Emma also finds herself in a whirlwind of self-discovery. Her past creeps back into her controlled life, forcing her to consider her fear of loss and potential acceptance of love and true happiness.
Odds of winning are based on the number of people who enter. Winners are selected at the discretion of Goodreads. You will receive an email from Goodreads.com the following day if you have won. If you are the winner, your signed copy will be mailed out within one week of the contest ending.
The Breathe Out Goodreads Giveaway is not offered by Goodreads, it is offered by its author, me, Martha Sweeney. You can also connect with me on GR by visiting: http://www.goodreads.com/MarthaSweeney.
Psssst. Stop by my Author Facebook Page for Breathe Out’s official Release Party. Lots of cool prizes from me and some of my author friends! Begins at 10am PDT and ends at 10pm PDT.
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Hey, ladies! I just wanted to give all of YOU, my lovelies, my Fangirls and readers a HUGE virtual hug and kiss along with a big “Thanks” for being you and being a part of Emma’s story! It means the world to me. Each time I see you post something about the book, especially a quote that stood out to you, my heart beats faster and tears form.
Thank You first and foremost for taking the time to read my books. I truly appreciate it! Second, Thank You for being a part of my life!
Each time I see one of your posts, I save it – seriously! I’ve put them together in a post below and I share them on Pinterest too!
Here’s a slideshow of all of the ones I know about from my Sex Kittens; April, Jen and Martha (not me, a different Martha). 🙂 (Slideshow will automatically turn to the next picture.)
Thank you, thank you, thank you!
I just wanted to let you all know that Breathe Out eBooks are now available for preorder at: Amazon, Kindle, Barnes & Noble, Nook, iBooks and Google Play! Paperback preorders will be coming within the next few days for the same locations as well as here on the website where you can order them with or without an autograph. 🙂
Remember, Breathe Out is book #2 of the Just Breathe series.
If you haven’t read Breathe In, book #1 of the Just Breathe series, getting to know Emma and Joe and the beginning of their story, make sure you get it now before Breathe Out is released. See below for what some of the ARC readers have been saying on Goodreads.com
Hurry to get your copy for only $3.99 (reg. $5.99 which will be after release date of 9/15).
Okay, ladies. For those of you who did not receive an ARC of Breathe Out, book #2 of the Just Breathe series, here’s a little teaser for you . . . it’s the first few paragraphs of the book. NOW, I must warn you, if you haven’t read Breathe In yet, this will be a SPOILER! So, if you don’t like spoilers, make sure you go to Amazon to purchase your copy of Breathe In, or you can visit Barnes & Noble, Nook, iBook or Google Play (available in both eBook and paperback). Links are also provided on the right sidebar of this post. –>
Below is a teaser, the first few official paragraphs of Breathe Out. You have been warned that below is a SPOILER, so continue reading at your own risk . . . (ENJOY!)
Breathe In left off on Chapter 46 with . . . well, I’m not going to say what happened if you haven’t read it, so go read it now before continuing. 🙂
Breathe Out – Beginning of Chapter 47 (snip bit)
As I wake from unrestful slumber, the memories of last night flood my brain, temporarily dulling the pain in my head and sinfully exciting my sex. My eyes open just a tiny little bit as my body staggers to the bathroom from the throbbing need to pee. The very sensation of relieving myself stimulates my clitoris, reminding me of Joe’s tongue swirling over it last night. God — I want him. I want him even more now than I did before last night.
Strolling back into my bedroom, my eyes try to focus on the clock. It’s just after eight in the morning, indicating that it’s not too early to text Anna that I’ll come and get Sadie. Taking out my phone, I momentarily panic, not sure why it isn’t working. Oh, yeah — I remember now. I turned it off in the cab when Joe tried to call me for the third time after I left his hotel room in a hurry at two in the morning.
Once my phone turns on, it rapidly buzzes at me, alerting that there are multiple text and voicemail messages. Ignoring them, I text Anna. “I’m home. Let me know when you’re free and I’ll come get Sadie.”
Scared to confront my actions from last night, I decide to only see who contacted me. Jared hasn’t written back to my message from two twenty-nine saying that I was going home. However, there are three texts messages, six missed calls and two voice messages from Joe. My finger hovers over the text message icon, but I can’t will myself to look — even though I want to.
It takes Anna five minutes to write back that she’s about to run some errands, so she’ll stop by in a few minutes with Sadie. I don’t have enough time to shower, to really shower before Anna gets here, so I decide to wash my face, brush my hair and teeth and change. I’m not interested in looking like a person who just had a hot, erotic, mind-blowing night of sex and didn’t bother to rinse off before having visitors.
The sex — God — was it good. It was better than good. It was — there are no words to describe it, because I’ve never had sex like that before. Is that even possible? It can’t be. It must have been a fluke — a first-time luck kind of thing. My curiosity is peaked. I definitely need to fuck Joe again to find out. Will he want to? I mean — maybe it wasn’t that good for him. Maybe I’m just left wondering and will never know. Is this what it’s like for some of the men I’ve slept with only once? Is that why Chris is the way he is with me? This is torture — sheer torture!
The apartment buzzer goes off right as I’m in the middle of unpacking the bags I took with me for Maggie’s and Henry’s wedding weekend.
“Hi, Anna. It’s open. Just come right in when you get up here,” I instruct with my finger on the intercom button.
The sound of Sadie’s paws running across the wooden floor energizes me as I finish checking myself in the bathroom. Sadie and I eagerly greet each other at the base of my bed.
“Hey, pretty girl!” My hands rub Sadie in all her favorite places as she bangs into my body, almost making me fall from my squatting position. “I missed you too, sweetie!”
Sadie follows me the few steps out to the living room as I go to meet Anna. My eyes deliberately blink a second and third time when I don’t see Anna in my apartment — I see Joe.
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If you haven’t seen it already, Breathe In has been reviewed by the wonderful Danielle from Universal Creativity Inc. Danielle reached out to me just before the release of Breathe In, and with a busy college schedule, Danielle took probably most of her free time to begin the journey of Emma’s story. I’ll let the review speak for itself, but I will repeatedly say THANK YOU to Danielle for her kind words and that I’m really excited that she enjoyed the story.
Here’s a little of what Danielle said about Breathe In:
I loved reading this debut novel by Martha Sweeney. She created perfect masterpiece that will continued to be read by many as the years come. Her novel is one that is hard to put down until every last juicy and intriguing page has been read. Perfect plot, stunning creativity, and a romance that will leave you completely undone.
Be sure to stop by Danielle’s blog for many other great book reviews and recommendations. She reads a variety of genres as well as offer writing course and other cool things to anyone who is considering on becoming an author! You can connect with Danielle on Goodreads.com too!
Thanks for stopping by. I look forward to seeing what you think of Breathe In.