Wednesday, September 09, 2015

Blog Tour + Giveaway : Impossible Choice by Sybil Bartel

Impossible Choice by Sybil Bartel
(Unchecked #2)
Published by: Carina Press
Publication date: August 31st 2015
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance

Book two of Unchecked
After her parents were murdered, Layna Blair spent three years on the run—until Marine Sergeant Blaze Johnson stepped in and saved her. With him, Layna knew safety for the first time…but two weeks after shipping out for another tour in Afghanistan, Blaze comes home early.
When Layna sees the jagged wounds covering his body, every truth she thought she knew is destroyed. Blaze is distant and angry and though her heart is shattered, Layna desperately tries to keep their relationship together in the face of another tragedy. When the tenuous bonds holding them together are ripped apart by a revenge-hungry maniac, Layna must trust her survival instinct and bury her past for good.
But the enemy is two steps ahead, and before she can take action, Layna’s hand is forced by his deadly demands—save herself or save the man who risked his life for her freedom. Blaze saved her once. This time it’s her turn to protect him.
91,000 words


“I have to catch an early flight.”
“I don’t want you to leave.” I held it together, barely.
“I know.”
Swirling questions, breaking heart, I wasn’t ready for this. “Five more minutes.” We’d discussed nothing.
“I can’t miss my flight.” Blaze stood.
I swallowed back the crushing reality and sat up. “Okay, I’ll be dressed in a second.”
His hand hit my shoulder. “Stay. Talon’s taking me. Go back to sleep.”
It felt like a slap in the face. “You don’t want me to go to the airport?” The seed of doubt grew into a mountain.
“Stay,” was all he said.
“What’s going on?”
His hands went to his hips and he glanced down before bringing his gaze back to mine. “Trying something new.”
I didn’t want new. “Why?” I wanted the Blaze who’d swept me off my feet in a dingy apartment building hallway after giving me his real smile for the first time.
Ignoring my question, he leaned over and left a chaste kiss on my cheek. “Thank you for last night.” He stared for half a second with an unreadable expression then he turned and walked out.
I sat there, stunned.
Talon’s car fired up.
Thank you?
My eyes drifted to the dresser. A small black box sat in the corner. Untangling myself from the sheets, I picked it up and opened it.
I began to shake.
Even in the predawn light, it sparkled like an engagement ring should.
I was running to the front door before I could throw clothes on but I was too late.
Talon’s taillights hit A1A and Blaze was gone. 
Sybil Bartel grew up in Northern California with her head in a book and her feet in the sand. She dreamt of becoming a painter but the heady scent of libraries with their shelves full of books drew her into the world of storytelling. She loves the New Adult genre, but 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 isn’t 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…
But Seriously?
Here are ten things you probably really want to know about Sybil.
She grew up a faculty brat. She can swear like a sailor. She loves men in uniform. She hates being told what to do. She can do your taxes (but don’t ask). The Bird Market in Hong Kong freaks her out. Her favorite word is desperate…or dirty, or both—she can’t decide. She has a thing for muscle cars. But never reply on her for driving directions, ever. And she has a new book boyfriend every week—don’t tell her husband.
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