Perfect Blog Tour with Kallypso Masters and Friends

September 19, 2012 Book Tour, Excerpt, Guest Post 60

Welcome to Day 3 of the Perfect Blog Tour, with Kallypso Masters and friends.

Thank you, Delighted Reader for hosting me!

This six-day Perfect Blog Tour celebrates the release of Nobody’s Perfect (Rescue Me #4), by Kallypso Masters, which released this week—FINALLY! Perfect continues the long-awaited Happily Ever After for probably the two most wounded characters in the series, Damian Orlando and Savannah Gentry (now Savi Baker). Their heartbreaking story began in Masters at Arms (a free read—see links below) and the couple reunited in Nobody’s Hero after eight years apart.

Those who follow me on Facebook know that, as an incest and child sexual abuse survivor myself, this book was akin to opening a vein and pouring my lifeblood onto the page. I usually take 2-3 months to write and edit a book in this series (tops). This one took nearly eight months! The result is not an autobiographical story, but my fellow survivors will come face to face with a lot of the same triggers and aftermath we all suffer as a result of our abuse.

Many of the people who helped me get the BDSM, psychology, and other aspects of this story right also are survivors of abuse, or live the lifestyle and work with survivors using BDSM for healing. This Perfect Blog Tour kicks off with the personal reflections of Ekatarina “Saya” Sayanova, who served first as a subject expert (BDSM and medical expertise), then a beta reader, and finally an editor. While reading the whipping by catharsis scene you’ll be reading over the course of Days 2-6 in this tour, she was drawn into the scene almost as if she were a participant—at one point, Damián, and then Patti, the bottom he is working with in the scene.

In this Excerpt blog tour, you will be reading from a single scene, Chapters 10-11 of the book. In this scene, Damián (sometimes called Damo) is called upon to be a Service Top to Patti, a slave/masochist at the Masters at Arms Club whose Master (Victor) isn’t a sadist and is unable to give her the level of catharsis through whipping she needs to work through a severe trigger that shut her down emotionally earlier that day. This happens to be the first time in months that Damian has been in the club—and is the first time ever for Savi, who was invited here by Adam, who plays a role in helping Savi to understand the purpose of a cathartic whipping—and why Damian is the one to provide that.

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Savannah Gentry, now Savi Baker, escaped the torture and degradation forced upon her by a sadistic father for eleven years and has made a safe life for herself and her daughter. When her father threatens her peace of mind—and her daughter’s safety—Savi runs to Damián Orlando for protection. Their one day together eight years earlier changed both their lives and resulted in a secret she can no longer hide. But being with Damián reawakens feelings she wants buried—and stirs up an onslaught of disturbing flashbacks that leave her shaken to the core with little hope of ever being a sexual being again.

Damián has his own dragons to fight, but has never forgotten the one perfect day he spent with Savannah in a cave at the beach. He will go to the ends of the earth to protect Savi and her daughter, but can never be the whole man she deserves after a firefight in Iraq. Besides, the trauma of war and resulting PTSD has led him to find his place as the Masters at Arms Club’s favorite sadist. Savi needs someone gentle and loving, not the broken man he has become. But he sees that the lifestyle he’s come to embrace also can help Savi regain control of her life and sexuality. How can he not help redirect her negative thoughts and actions if she needs him?

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** If you are just joining us, you are going to want to take a look at the first two stops in tour to get caught up on what is going on. The links are below.

Sept 17 ~ RomFan
Sept 18 ~ 
Salacious Reads

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EXCERPT #2 (repeated last line of previous excerpt)

Serviced with a whip? Whoever heard of such a thing?

Then something Adam had said struck her. “I thought everyone into BDSM was either a sadist or a masochist. That it was all about people who need to feel pain in order to get turned on sexually finding someone willing to dish out sadistic pain until they…responded.” Savi’s face grew hot. She’d almost said “come” in front of a man she barely knew.

Adam grinned. “Common misconception, but it’s not about that at all for the majority of us. It’s about control—the taking and giving of control. Damián’s not trying to turn Patti on—not sexually, at least. He’s trying to break through a mental block that, while it has served her for years as a coping mechanism, is only keeping her from connecting to her body, her partner, and those around her now. Damián’s goal is for her to return to being present in the moment.”

Patti’s responses to triggers sounded so much like Savi. The woman probably even shared some of Savi’s traumatic experiences. God, she didn’t wish that on anyone.

“Victor has called on Damián a number of times since he joined the club to provide Patti with a level of pain that he’s not comfortable delivering himself. She’s a masochist, but Victor’s not a sadist.”

“Why doesn’t she find a sadist to be with?”

Adam seemed pained as he looked up at Karla on the stage. “One thing we don’t have a lot of control over is who we fall in love with.” 

Karla had told Savi a little bit about how hard it had been for her to convince the much older Adam she wasn’t a young girl, but a woman. Okay, so Victor and Patti couldn’t help that they’d fallen in love, either. 

“Why are you telling me all this, but not letting me watch?”

He turned his gaze back to her. “I didn’t say I wouldn’t let you watch at some point. I just wanted to make sure you understood what was going on first. Patti has a dark past, not unlike your own.”

Savi wondered how much Damián had told Adam about her past, but didn’t really want to know.

“She was nearly beaten to death any number of times by her ex, who also got off on humiliating her publicly and privately, and in caging her for long periods of time, often when he wasn’t home, like some kind of animal.”

Dear Lord, the woman really had survived a living nightmare.

“Sometimes when the demons are unleashed like they were today, she goes to ground. There’s only one way she can reconnect to the moment and that’s with intense pain.”

“But it sounds like something she should be getting therapy for, not something to be beaten for.” Not unlike me.

“She’s gone as far as she wants to with therapy. It hasn’t helped her in this area. Sadomasochism, on the other hand, helps her stay on an even keel, functioning at her job and in her life.”

“Do you mind my asking what happened to her?”

“It’s never been a secret here. Victor’s a fireman. He rescued her in a fire at her apartment building. Found her locked inside a cage in a room filling with smoke.”

Her stomach knotted. “Oh, God. What a nightmare!” 

Then she remembered how Damián had rescued her, although Savi’s circumstances had been a walk in the park compared to the mental torture Patti must have suffered in those moments she thought she might suffocate, if not burn alive. 

“Victor kept in touch with her while she was hospitalized and in out-patient treatment afterward, while living in a battered women’s shelter. One thing led to another…” Adam paused a moment and Savi’s mind reeled to try and process this bombardment of information. “They started out in a D/s relationship—Dom/sub—but she feels safer being his service slave.”

Slave? “Wait. What did you say?”

“Consensual slavery, not what you see on crime shows on TV. Serving Victor’s needs helps her feel worthy of his love, even though she doesn’t have to do a damned thing. She earned it long ago, but she just feels she needs to serve him. That also gives her a sense of accomplishment, not unlike what Damián gets from doing a scene for her.”

Who knew there were varying degrees of slavery? Or that Patti could choose what kind of slave she wanted to be. “Why is it called slavery if it isn’t forced on her?”

“Forced slavery is illegal, for one thing.” 

“But that hasn’t deterred some people.”

Adam scrutinized her a moment, until she squirmed in her seat. She remembered her own experience as a sexual slave for her father the year before she ran away. Lyle assured the men there were few limits. They abused her body in so many disgusting ways that Savi would never be able to experience intimacy with a man without fear and revulsion. Sometimes she woke up at night screaming in pain, and it sometimes took hours to realize the pain was only in her head now. 

But she’d been Father’s personal sex slave for a decade before she’d been pimped out to his business clients. Bile rose in her throat. No. I don’t want to remember those years. She’d made her escape many years ago and hadn’t looked back. 

“Let’s be clear, Savi.” Adam’s words brought her back to the present and she relaxed into the chair again. “I’m talking about consensual slavery. Before anyone goes into this kind of arrangement, there is a long discussion and negotiation phase.” A cloud of regret crossed his face and he looked up at Karla again. Did he regret that Karla wouldn’t be his slave? God, what did the man want? She was so devoted to him and clearly loved him.

He turned back to her, and tried to regain his place. “Service slaves have a need to please, to provide all levels of service to their Dom or Master from domestic chores to—”

“Can’t he just get a maid for that?”

Adam smiled. “It’s more involved than that. Patti needs direction and discipline to feel wanted and loved.”

“Discipline? Like a child?”

“Patti, like other service slaves, has a need to serve and obey. But not just any orders. She needs consistent, intelligent, unambiguous rules. She needs someone who understands her needs and can have the presence of mind to provide that kind of direction and discipline.”

“Angelina and Karla don’t fit that description.”

“Hell, no. I can only speak for Karla, but she doesn’t need to be a slave to find fulfillment. And the Master/slave relationship has always been deeper into the lifestyle than I’ve wanted to go, although my wife wanted that at one point in our marriage.”

Savi looked up at the young woman on the stage nearby, whose eyes were closed as she sang her heart out. Karla should be singing to an audience that was paying attention, not this club crowd.

Whoa. Wait a minute. “Karla wanted that, too?”

“God, no. Not Karla.” He chuckled, drawing Savi’s attention to him, then he grew serious. “I put an end to that kind of relationship with Karla within a couple of days. I’m referring to my first wife. She died of cancer in 2002.”

“Oh, I’m sorry.” 

He nodded. “She was a fine woman and so fucking loyal and faithful to me, despite all my deployments. Maybe that’s what made serving me so important to her when I was home.” He shrugged. “I never completely understood how we got there, but for a period of time back in the Nineties, she was my service slave.” 

The expression on his face told her it wasn’t something he’d enjoyed. Good thing, because the thought of Karla being that for him was ludicrous. The woman didn’t even know how to cook, from what Savi had observed this week. Both Adam and Karla had been thrilled to turn the kitchen over to Savi, which she’d enjoyed, too. She’d needed something to do to keep busy. Although Karla wasn’t bad at baking, and was very sweet to help Marisol make Damián’s birthday cake the other—

The crack of a whip popping in the air caused Savi to jump almost completely out of her seat and release a sharp hiss. She started to turn to see what was going on behind her, but Adam’s firm command stopped her.

“Eyes on me.” She complied, feeling deep down that he was safer to look at than whatever was going on behind her. “Relax. He’s just warming up. He hasn’t even struck her with the bullwhip yet.”

Bullwhip? Shouldn’t he use that on a bull?

“Till now, he and Victor have been mostly touching her, talking to her, slowly transferring power from Victor to Damián for the scene.”

“He’s going to use a whip on her? That’s barbaric!”

Adam sighed. “I can see how you might think that, but it’s what she needs. She’s consented to being whipped, has even begged for it many times.”

“That’s not healthy.”

“To get the endorphins going, to help her come to grips with whatever has a stranglehold on her now, I’m afraid it’s very healthy. Damián’s goal tonight will be to get her to scream—maybe even cry, if he’s successful. He wants to get her to process whatever happened earlier today that shut her down.”

Savi fought hard every day to achieve that—and she was able to cope without having the daylights beaten out of her. Well, she coped most days. Lately? Not so much. 

“Why is it so important that she find release this way and not some way less…painful?”

“Patti keeps her emotions bottled up until she’s numb.”

Numb. Like Savi.

Adam continued. “Right now, she can’t feel, can’t respond to any physical or emotional stimuli. If she doesn’t come back into the moment, she’ll be unable to function. If she went to a shrink—sorry, a mental healthcare facility—more than likely, they’d just medicate the problem away first and talk later.”

Being a therapist, not to mention a patient herself, Savi knew that was a real possibility. When she’d had a particularly bad episode after Mari had turned three—the last time she’d cut herself—she’d been hospitalized for a week until the doctor determined it wasn’t a suicide attempt. She just hadn’t realized how deeply she’d cut her arm. The pain of the razor blade hadn’t registered at all. She’d only been seeking that endorphin rush that was getting harder and harder to find.

She shuddered. She’d never wanted to have that happen again—and it hadn’t. So far. But she’d come closer than ever last week in Damián’s bathroom.

“Usually, Victor can provide disciplinary maintenance to keep her from going this deep, and he’s learned some techniques from Damián that are palatable to him—like administering pain through pressure points, flogging, and some mindfucks—”

“Mind whats?”

Adam grinned. “Mindfucks. Messing with the sub’s mind. Making her think something much worse is going on that what’s actually happening. Can be very intense for a sub—and a helluva lot of fun for a Dom.”

Savi had no doubt this man enjoyed them immensely. Was Damián into those kind of mind—games, too?

“Anyway, Victor uses those kinds of play activities to help Patti stay in the moment without going beyond his own hard limits.”

“Doms and Masters have limits, too?”

Adam laughed. “Hell, yeah. Lots of limits. A sub can take us to the brink of our hard limits, and even beyond them.” He looked up at Karla again. “We also have to be vigilant during a scene and know when our sub has reached her limits, or if she hasn’t used her safeword when she probably should have.”

He seemed riveted to the stage and Savi’s gaze followed. Karla was singing a softer tune Savi didn’t recognize. When the singer looked down at Adam, she winked, and seemed to be serenading him alone. The love in her eyes for her man—her Dom—was evident and the same was clear on Adam’s face. Savi had to look away. The intensity of their exchange made her feel uncomfortable, as if intruding on an intimate moment.

Adam cleared his throat. “Anyway, sometimes the Dom recognizes that he’s gone too far, even before his sub realizes it.” He lifted the plastic bottle to his lips and took a long swig. “A Dom or Master’s primary objective has to be to make sure his sub’s needs are met, and to protect her from harm, including self-inflicted harm.”

Savi shivered. Damián had protected her like that so many times, most recently when he’d found her in the bathroom. Her hand touched the place on her arms where the old scars would forever bear witness to the times she hadn’t been able to take care of herself in a safe way. She forced herself to reach out and pick up her glass.

The whip slashed something soft and Savi jumped, sloshing soda onto her shirt. This time, she was certain the painful implement had made contact with Patti’s skin and she pictured blood running down the woman’s back. The sound and image made Savi feel sick to her stomach.

“Take a sip.” Adam guided the glass up to her lips. “It sounds worse than it feels for her at this point. I doubt she feels anything yet. He’ll start out slowly. Maybe you should watch from the beginning, because I have a feeling the images you’re conjuring up are much worse than what’s going on behind you. Are you up to watching?” 

Savi hesitated. 

Was she ready? How did someone prepare to watch a woman being slashed to a bloody pulp with a freaking bullwhip? With a shaky hand, she took the glass from him and drained it. Maybe she gave up on alcohol too soon tonight. 

“I think I’m ready.”

“You’ll have to do better than that.”

Savi drew a deep breath. The whip slashed again and she jumped, but not as high as the last time. She nodded. “I’m ready.”

Adam took her chin and forced her to look him in the eyes. “If you scream or disturb their scene in any way, I’ll boot your ass out of here ASAP.” She needed to see what Damián had become. She needed to understand this side of him. She had no intention of leaving, willingly or by force.

Movement behind him caused her to look up as Karla approached the table. So engrossed in what was unfolding behind her, she hadn’t even heard her stop singing. 

“Are you sure this is a good idea, Master Adam?”

Hearing Karla call him Master caught Savi off guard. Outside the club, she just called him Adam. 

He looked up at her, but didn’t smile like he usually did when he looked at her. “That’s for Savi to answer, Kitten. Personally, I think she needs to see this scene,” he focused on Savi again, “or I wouldn’t have let you stay in here.”

Was Adam like the uber Dom here, making sure the needs of all the little subs were met? Savi shivered. She was just a guest. She’d just been curious about this part of Damián’s life, but had no idea what she’d agreed to when she signed that contract.

Should she play it safe—or stay?

(end of Chapter 10)

How about that? Intense huh? Here are the next three stops in the tour. Don’t forget to stop by to read the rest of the scene.

Sept 20 ~ My Reading Obsession
Sept 21 ~ 
Herding Cats and Burning Soup
Sept 22 ~ 
Guilty Indulgence 

For those new to the Rescue Me series, the intensely emotional stories will have you laughing, crying, screaming, and experiencing a catharsis of your own as you read about these honorable, loveable, but quite imperfect characters who still manage to fumble toward ecstasy in the arms of their perfect mates.

The stories are told in chronological order and build upon past stories, so you’ll readers are advised strongly to read the series in order. To help you enter their world and understand many of the main characters in the series (who will return in book after book), the introduction to the series, Masters at Arms, is a free (Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Smashwords, All Romance eBooks, Kobo, iTunes, and other booksellers). Masters is followed by Nobody’s Angel (#2), Nobody’s Hero (#3), and Nobody’s Perfect (#4). At least five more books are planned over the next few years, but no other publication dates have been set.

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Shari is the Delighted Reader. Married to her Prince Charming and mother to two Princesses and one Prince. When she is not slaving away as Cinderella she loves to get lost in the pages of a good book. Never without a reading device and a few good paperback books, because she never knows when she might get 5 minutes to read!
  • Lisa w

    Kally— the further I get into this book the even more emotionally attached I become! It’s an amazing story, please don’t ever stop writing!
    modularmates(at)comcast(dot)net

  • Kelsey S.

    I didn’t read the excerpt today since I’m reading the book and don’t want to spoil it. I’m loving Nobody’s Perfect (just as much as I’ve loved all the others in the series).

    kesummer69 at gmail dot com

  • Maria Mercedes

    I love this series. I can’t read the book til FRIDAy and its killng me. But I’ve waited this LONG so…a few more day….. I know this would be heart wrenching from the moment i read Damian & Savi’s story in Master at Arms & I’ve been waiting ever since. I look forward to it & have bought myself a box of tissues just for the book!

  • Becki Wyer

    Kally, you did an amazing job on this scene and explaining why/how this type of pain can help a sub.
    Shari…thanks for hosting Kally at your blog :)
    rmwyer@shaw.ca

  • Joanne B

    I can’t read the book until this weekend, but I have my tissues all ready. Congrats on the new release. Nobody’s Perfect sounds fantastic, so does the rest of the series. Thanks for the excerpt continuation.

    e.balinski(at)att(dot)net

    • http://kallypsomasters.com Kallypso Masters

      Joanne and anyone wanting to start the series, my readers and I urge you to please read them in order. (First is free and the other REALLY long ones only $3.99, so it’s not too hard on the budget.)

      The Rescue Me series is one long continuing story told in installments. The characters and their romances aren’t contained within one book, because that’s unrealistic and I prefer realism in my stories. Start with the introduction, which tells how the three Marines who are the core of the novels came to bond–and how two of them (Damian and Adam) met their lady loves. (That’s in Masters at Arms, the free introduction to the series).

      But if you skip over the other two books to get to Damian and Savannah’s book, you’ll miss a lot of their journey and how they were reunited, which is told in Nobody’s Hero (#3). AND, if you skip Nobody’s Angel (#2), you’ll miss Marc and Angelina’s happy for now journey (which will be important when they come back for THEIR Happily Ever After ending in book #5). Adam and Karla’s story that was in sections 1 and 5 of masters at Arms also continues in Nobody’s Angel and Nobody’s Hero, but will actually play a big part in Nobody’s Dream (#6, I think).

      I think the characters and stories are SO entwined that you really won’t enjoy the books as much if you read them out of order. Here’s the reading order:

      MASTERS AT ARMS
      NOBODY’S ANGEL
      NOBODY’S HERO
      NOBODY’S PERFECT

      Most readers tell me they are fast reads (2-3 days for the whole series, no more than two weeks), depending on how much life intrudes. But Nobody’s Perfect and many of the underlying things going on around them will make more sense if you’ve read from the beginning.

      Hope this helps! And I hope you enjoy getting immersed in their lives, like I have. Thanks!

      Kally

  • Kimberly Hill

    Oh wow! Kally that was incredible. I felt like I was sitting there watching myself. I can’t wait to sit down and become absorbed in this book. You are a wonderful writer! Thank you for sharing with us. :)

  • teresa torres

    I just finish the book :'(.. I enjoy the Rescue Me Series….love all the characters. This book Nobodys perfect was awesome!!!.

  • Sheri Franks

    I loved this book!!! Read it in one day after totally neglecting my family for 16 hours straight!!! My husband never complains … ;-) ;-)
    Damian and Savi are perfect just the way they are!!!

  • Aly

    That scene… amazing! Thank you for writing :)
    alinutza4u2004(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)uk

  • Sabrina Lee

    Can’t wait to start reading this one!!!

  • susan platt

    Bought my copy and am looking forward to reading it! This excerpt was beautifully intense.

    susanmplatt AT hotmail DOT com

  • Angie

    Kally does such a great job of writing that I feel that I am sitting there with them during the scene! Can’t wait to read the whole book!

  • Stephanie

    I finished this book way too fast! I guess I get to go back and reread it! :D I love, love, love it!

    stephanie.garner@att.net

  • Cathy V

    I am a huge fan of this series! I haven’t read Nobody’s Perfect yet, partly because it is not available on Kobo at the moment but mostly because I know I will need to be in the right head space to read it. I love the depth, richness and humour of Kally’s writing. Congrats on all of your well deserved success!

    kitcat76(at)hotmail(dot)com

    • http://kallypsomasters.com Kallypso Masters

      I hope to upload it to Kobo this weekend, but wanted to clean it up a bit more. Still some niggling things that bug me. :)

      Thanks!

      Kally

      • Cathy V

        Yay! I will look for it this weekend but saying that, no rush! I won’t pout if I have to wait, it’ll be worth it :)

  • http://www.salaciousreads.com sharonda

    I love the excerpt…I see this book is going to have me all twisted up…lol.
    Sharonda
    mslowman@gmail.com

  • Barbara

    Another FAB excerpt! I’m trying to hold off for the ‘cleaner’ copy…I sooo can’t wait to read this one. Congrats…again!! :)
    barbbattaglia @ yahoo.com

    • http://kallypsomasters.com Kallypso Masters

      I’m working on it! (Well, so is an editor–I’m behind right now.) But I will get it out this weekend! If I have to clean it up some more later, so be it. (Heck, I still find things in the three books published last year and will have cleaner versions of those coming out before I go to print with them! I hate typos! LOL)

      Kally

  • http://kallypsomasters.com Kallypso Masters

    Shari, thanks for having me! It’s been a DELIGHT! ;) I’ll check back later, but wanted to thank everyone who either has read or has plans to read this book or the series. (See my note about about the reading order and the importance of reading in order. I do NOT write stand-alone Romances, because these characters keep so much of themselves hidden even from ME that discovering what their inner pain is has been like pulling teeth. Marc’s wasn’t revealed until I was writing Nobody’s Perfect. He was a subplot at first–because i had no idea this was part of his story–but I’ve since decided to tell his story separate, but parallel, to Nobody’s Perfect. So, Somebody’s Angel will come out SOME time in the future. That’s all I’m gonna promise! :)

    Kally

    • http://DelightedReader.com Shari

      Thank you for so many awesome books Kally. I am honored that I got to host your excerpt today. You are welcome back anytime!

      Shari

  • kim lemear

    Thanks for hosting day 3 of the hop for Kally’s awesome 4th book. Hoping to finish it tonight. It is so good.

  • Kasey Dean

    Loved Damian and Savi’s story. Can’t wait for Luke and Cassie’s journey.

    • http://kallypsomasters.com Kallypso Masters

      But you must wait! :P Marc and Angelina are in SOOOO much pain right now, so Somebody’s Angel has to come first or I’m gonna explode! (It’s taken him a while, but he’s FINALLY going to get there. But you won’t see that one until maybe early 2013. NO PROMISED RELEASE DATES! (My new mantra.)

      Glad you enjoy Perfect!

      Kally

  • June M.

    I just started this last night/this morning and am loving it!!! Kally is definitely a great author an someone who is on my MUST buy list!!! Congrats on this latest great book, I did not want to stop reading until my eyes crossed from reading so long. LOL
    June
    manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com

  • Samantha Denton

    Oh kally Ive started this book on cahpter 10! I love you and this series! As you may already know! lol! Its been s little slow reading chatper 10 in 2 days usually id already be done but it is very emotinal and I want to savor it! Its amazing as are you!!!

  • Sylvie

    Kally, I’m about two thirds in, and just loving it! Your characters are simply amazing! It’s been a joy to to witness not only Savi’s healing, but Damian’s as well. Thank you so much!

    syltim@aol.com

  • Na S.

    I like emotional stories and this one does sound intense.
    cambonified(at)yahoo(dot)com

  • Shadow

    Awesome series! I love it! Thank you Kally!
    shadowluvs2read(at)gmail(dot)com

  • Amanda S

    Love all the Masters… Been trying to be good and wait for it to come on ARe but from all the teasing on the blogs and all the good reviews on ur facebook page dont know how much longer i can wait

  • Kate

    I bought and finished the book on Monday. LOVED it :)

  • Carolline

    I love this series… this week I am swamped with classes and working to finish a blanket for my friends birthday party this weekend, but I plan to buy and read it Sunday :)

  • deb p

    Wonderful excerpt and series, good luck.
    r.d1@myfairpoint.net

  • Stacey

    I’ve been reading this series from the beginning and can’t wait to read the latest one! Although I am eagerly anticipating Luke’s story!

    Thanks for the great giveaways Kally, you are a gem :)

    Stacey
    staceyprice (at) gmail.com

  • Tina B

    I just can’t do it! I cannot read ahead. :)
    I am only on Chapter 2, so I am just stopping by to say hi and congrats on the new release!!
    I can’t wait to get to this chapter though!
    trb0917 at gmail.com

  • Sue Sattler

    I’m halfway through the book (stupid work!!) and I love it. Damian reminds me so much of Dane it’s funny, but I’ve always thought that from your first book. The great thing about your books is that I have to keep reminding myself that they aren’t real people, they would make the best friends!

    proudarmymom32(at)yahoo(dot)com

  • http://www.krystalshannan.blogspot.com Krystal Shannan

    Huge Fan! Can’t wait to read.

    krystalshannan@yahoo(dot)com

  • Elizabeth

    i love this series!!

    bnbhb@hotmail.com

  • Mariah

    Love it…thank you.

    babyjsmom at gmail dot com

  • laura

    I cant wait to read this book!!! I love this series.
    lauratroxel@yahoo.com

  • Laurie

    Thanks for the excerpt, really can’t wait to read more!
    lfacchini(at)tampabay(dot)rr(dot)com

  • Evie

    This series seems so intense! I can’t wait to start reading it!
    by.evie at yahoo dot com dot br

  • bn100

    Congrats on the book! Nice excerpt.

    bn100candg(at)hotmail(dot)com

  • Heather E

    I’m staying away from the excerpts because I can’t read this uninterrupted until the weekend. and it is killing me to stay away! So excited to continue with this series.

    Heather E
    hregtvedt@aol.com

  • Jen B.

    I am reading this book right now. So far, another amazing installment. jepebATverizonDOTnet

  • Janie

    Loved Adam & Karla’s story and it had me up all night. Adam’s one hot military hero/Dom Alpha with a great (albeit tragic) backstory.

  • Susan T.

    I can’t wait to read Damian story. I didn’t read the except, I’m waiting to read the whole book. Thanks.

    Kidsue99@yahoo.com

  • Susan W.

    These books just grab a hold and pull you into their world. I’m still holding off until the weekend to read. There is no way I would be able to work if I started Nobody’s Perfect before then.
    suz2(at)cox(dot)net

  • Lori Zalewski

    Waiting patiently for the weekend when I should have time to read Nobody’s Perfect.

    Lori

    knitrix29 at gmail dot com

  • anna

    Ahh. I can’t wait to get caught up with the series and get to this one :) Congrats on the new release :)

    acade29 at gmail.com

  • Shelly

    This excerpt is so good. I truely enjoy your writing style and the way you pull us into your story. This series is awesome. Thank you for the giveaway.

    shellya121(at)yahoo(dot)com

  • Kathy Lewis

    As always Kally, excellent job. Read the book and truly loved it. Thank you for writing it.
    coach4kat(at)gmail(dot)com

  • Anne

    Wow! That was an intense excerpt.

    acm05atjuno.com

  • Summer

    Seeing some excellent reviews coming in on this one. Can’t wait to start!

    ~Summer
    summer_rose10@yahoo.com

  • Angela Love

    this book is awesome and The author is Awesome too!!!

    angelalove@uwmail.com

  • Tara Milam

    Adam and Karla are still my favorite but this one runs a close second.
    ttbug0214@gmail.com

  • Ollie

    Kally I am following you throughout this book tour to cheer you on and shout to everyone that you are an amazing author and this book is a must read!

    Congratulations!

    redfirewood888(AT)yahoo(DOT)ca

  • Carol L

    I don’t know where I’ve been but this series is going on my TRL. That was incredible. Thanks for sharing.
    Carol L.

  • Linda

    Love this and can´t wait to read it for myself! =)

    best wishes, Linda