Thursday, November 19, 2015

Chance of a Lifetime by Marissa Clarke

Chance of a Lifetime Anderson Brothers #3 By: Marissa Clarke Releasing November 16, 2015 Entangled Lovestruck Blurb Sometimes the biggest risk is playing it safe… Gen Richards is tired of living down to her family’s expectation of the helpless blind girl. Resurrecting her high-school bucket list that begins with “kiss a total stranger” seems just the thing until she finds herself in a panty-melting lip lock with her big brother’s best friend. Chance Anderson thrives on adrenaline, but Genny’s the one risk he’s not willing to take. His recklessness a decade ago landed her in the hospital and ejected him from her life. He’s bad for her and everyone knows it—especially her big brother. Chance reluctantly helps Gen complete her bucket list in order to keep her out of trouble. Running through a freezing fountain, playing Spin the Bottle while fending off a mad horde of stinging insects, and skinny dipping with homicidal attack swans don’t hold a candle to the real danger: falling for the one person he can never have. Link to Follow Tour: http://www.tastybooktours.com/2015/10/chance-of-lifetime-anderson-brothers-3.html Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/26136108-chance-of-a-lifetime Goodreads Series Link: https://www.goodreads.com/series/134421-anderson-brothers Buy Links: Amazon | B&N | iTunes | Kobo Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Chance-Lifetime-Anderson-Brothers-Marissa-ebook/dp/B016VIVL7A/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8 B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/chance-of-a-lifetime-marissa-clarke/1122822793?ean=9781633755192 iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/chance-of-a-lifetime/id1050618887?mt=11 Kobo: https://store.kobobooks.com/en-us/ebook/chance-of-a-lifetime-17 Author Info Marissa Clarke lives in Texas, where everything is bigger, especially the mosquitoes. When not writing, she wrangles her rowdy pack of three teens, husband, and a Cairn Terrier named Annabel, who rules the house (and Marissa's heart) with an iron paw. Prior to attending University of Houston Law School, she received a B.A. in English Literature with a minor in Drama from the University of Houston. She has taught drama and playwriting in a large public high school and English in a private school. Currently, she serves as Vice-President of Programming for the West Houston RWA Chapter, and is a founding member of Houston YA/MG Writers, and the QueryTracker.net Blog. She loves to connect with readers, so follow/friend her on Facebook and, or shoot her an email from her "Contact" page. Marissa also writes young adult novels for Penguin USA under the name Mary Lindsey. She is represented by Kevan Lyon of the Marsal Lyon Literary Agency. Marissa Clarke's conference, signing, & event schedule can be found here: APPEARANCES Author Links: Website | Facebook | Twitter | GoodReads Website: http://marissaclarke.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/marissaclarkeauthor Twitter: https://twitter.com/MaryL_MarissaC GoodReads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6525929.Marissa_Clarke Rafflecopter Giveaway ($20 Amazon or B&N gift card) a Rafflecopter giveaway OR, Link to Rafflecopter Page, http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/share-code/NTIxYWM0YzhjYmFkNDc1MDkxYzA3ZDNmMjhhM2RjOjgzNg==/? Excerpt (Please use only one) Excerpt #1 Her agenda since this whole thing began had done a one-eighty. She no longer wanted to hurt him and show him what he’d missed when he left all those years ago; she wanted to make up for lost time. She wanted to kiss and touch and hold him like she had in her dreams—and in her imagination when she was alone. She wanted him to see her for the woman she had become. She wanted him to help her scratch number ten off her list, finally, after a decade of waiting. “Okay,” he said. “I’ll go through with it, but I want to see the list. Keeping me in the dark is counterproductive.” “Kinda like being me, huh?”
“You know what’s on the list, so, no.”
He wanted to see the list. Fine. She’d show it to him. She pulled it out of the back of her phone case and handed it to him, waiting for his reaction with a smirk. To her shock, he didn’t ask what to make of it. Instead, she heard him running his fingers across the surface. Shit. He could read braille. When had that happened? “So... Speedboat, slow dance in the rain...” “Give it back!” she swept her arms in the direction of his voice and made contact with his chest. Grabbing his T-shirt in her fist, she reached for his right arm. “Play spin the bottle?”
 “I was fifteen! Please give it back.”
She had to get it away from him before he read number ten.
 “Sleep under the stars...”
 That was number nine. She lunged and made a mad grab for the scrap of paper, but only managed to rip a corner off of it. “Lose it.” Crap, crap, crap. She slumped to the floor and buried her face in her hands to hide what was surely the mother of all blushes based on the hot flush crawling over her skin. “Lose what?”
 He could not be that dense.
 “Oh...that.” He sat down beside her, turned her hand over, and placed the list in her palm.
“I was fifteen,” she said again as if it made a difference. “I’m sorry, Gen. I didn’t mean to upset you. You handed it to me.”
 “I didn’t know you could read braille.”
 He tipped her chin toward him with his fingertips and wiped away an escaped tear. “You don’t know a lot of things about me.” Excerpt #2 He pulled her free of the fence and held her against him until she was steady. “Pond is about fifty feet straight ahead,” he whispered in her ear, sending shocks of energy through her entire body. “Are you sure you want to go through with this?” She crept along behind him with her fingers though his belt loops, fighting back giggles. “Are you kidding? I’ve waited ten years to do this. Are you going to chicken out on me?” “Never!”
 “Shhhhhh.”
He chuckled and stopped, causing her to bump into him full-body from behind with an oof.
“What the heck?” she whispered. “It’s like the blind leading the blind here.”
 “I’m going to show you precisely how well I can see if you mash your breasts against me again.” He headed off once more with her in tow. “Well, then, warn me before you stop.” A rustling came from somewhere on the right. “What was that?” she whispered, moving her grip to the belt loops nearest the front of his pants to get closer to him. “Stopping,” he said, straightening from his tiptoe crouch. Still holding him tight, she buried her face in the back of his shirt. “There’s something in the bushes or weeds to our right, and I’m scared it’s going to jump out at us.” He cleared his throat. “Honey, there’s something in my pants, and if you don’t turn loose of where you’re holding me, it might jump out at us, too.” “Oh.” She giggled and released him. “Sorry. I’m kind of excited.” “Clearly, so am I.”
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CHANCE OF A LIFETIME
Anderson Brothers #3
Marissa Clarke
Releasing November 16th, 2015
Entangled: Lovestruck


Sometimes the biggest risk is playing it safe…

Gen Richards is tired of living down to her family’s expectation of the helpless blind girl. Resurrecting her high-school bucket list that begins with “kiss a total stranger” seems just the thing until she finds herself in a panty-melting lip lock with her big brother’s best friend.

Chance Anderson thrives on adrenaline, but Genny’s the one risk he’s not willing to take. His recklessness a decade ago landed her in the hospital and ejected him from her life. He’s bad for her and everyone knows it—especially her big brother.

Chance reluctantly helps Gen complete her bucket list in order to keep her out of trouble. Running through a freezing fountain, playing Spin the Bottle while fending off a mad horde of stinging insects, and skinny dipping with homicidal attack swans don’t hold a candle to the real danger: falling for the one person he can never have.

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Marissa Clarke lives in Texas, where everything is bigger, especially the mosquitoes.

When not writing, she wrangles her rowdy pack of three teens, husband, and a Cairn Terrier named Annabel, who rules the house (and Marissa's heart) with an iron paw.

Prior to attending University of Houston Law School, she received a B.A. in English Literature with a minor in Drama from the University of Houston. She has taught drama and playwriting in a large public high school and English in a private school.

Currently, she serves as Vice-President of Programming for the West Houston RWA Chapter, and is a founding member of Houston YA/MG Writers, and the QueryTracker.net Blog.

She loves to connect with readers, so follow/friend her on Facebook and, or shoot her an email from her "Contact" page.

Marissa also writes young adult novels for Penguin USA under the name Mary Lindsey. She is represented by Kevan Lyon of the Marsal Lyon Literary Agency.

Marissa Clarke's conference, signing, & event schedule can be found here: APPEARANCES




*~*~*~*~*~*~* Mariela's Five Star Review*~*~*~*~*~*~*~* Ok hands down Chance's story rocked my world from all three Anderson Brothers. I mean the first two are sexy hot, but Chance is the whole package rolled into one. I mean let me just say if he was real I would just show up at his door with nothing but a trench coat and say take me now. Besides being sexy as heck, he can fight but shows self control, and is the most caring guy. He proves this by the sacrifices he has made through out the years for his one true love. Gen aka Genny has always been the one for him, but he had to let her go for reasons that you can only know once you read their story. Trust me you will not regret it. U Than we have Gen the heroine of the story. Who finally decides to take the bull by the horns figuratively speaking and enjoy life. In comes the bucket list from when she was fifteen. Ladies I must say some of the things on her list I can honestly say I would add to my bucket list. Oh but wait there is a surprise to this book you won't know until you read, but no worries you will find out right away. I must admit the opening of this story shocked, amazed, and had me laughing all at once. Gen is definitely a strong spirited woman who knows what she wants after everything she has been through. I loved this story. It touched me in so many levels, and had me wanting to go after my own bucket list. Live each day as if the end is chasing you, but also know your strengths. Fall in love with them, feel the heart wrenching sadness you can so obviously see Chance faced, and fall in love with their re-encounter. Oh and the hot steamy moments that build up to a banging moment ;) loved it.