Saturday, June 28, 2014

Stripped Away (Stripped Clean #2) by Ellis Carrington ~ Cover Reveal, Except & Giveaway

Coming Soon! The sequel to Stripped Clean, Dave and Ricky’s story.

Our Macky LOVED Stripped Clean, the first book in the Stripped Clean Series. So the 1st August can’t come soon enough for the anticipated release of Stripped Away (Stripped Clean #2) by Ellis Carrington …AND. THAT. COVER! Delicious!

Don’t forget you can enter the giveaway below, for your chance to win an ebook of the first book in the series Stripped Clean.

Stripped Away (Stripped Clean #2) by Ellis Carrington

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Due for Release ~ 1st August 2014

Cover Art ~ Pickyme

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Synopsis

HE DOESN'T RECOGNIZE HIMSELF

David Moorehouse has spent his life hiding behind masks. Nice guy. Best friend. Reverend's kid. After finding his father dead on the floor, he’s been stripped of his job at the family church and his identity as the quiet, nice guy. The life he knew is over, and he doesn’t know what to do next.

HE KNOWS ANGER BETTER THAN ANYONE

Ricky Slade is itching for a fight. By the time he meets David, he’s struggling to save his business, his best friend, his drug-addict brother, and his own sanity. He’s got no patience for his business partner’s judgmental sibling showing up and getting in his face.
Their furious heat turns into a fiery inferno, but Ricky's fresh off a bad breakup, and David is getting guilt-tripped by his family and his ex. Every time they fight, they fall into bed, but will that be enough when things around them come apart?

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Excerpt

“You know—” Dave made a disgusted noise in the back of his throat. “Never mind. I don’t know what you’re talking about and I don’t want to know.” He threw his stuff in the rear of Ricky’s cab, then turned to jab a stiff four fingers into the center of Ricky’s chest. “Least we can agree on the dickhead thing. I mean, who shows up to a funeral with a firearm?”

Ricky didn’t show up to funerals at all when he could help it. Easier to avoid acknowledging death that way. “Need I remind, you tried to turn away your own brother? That sort of potential was exactly why I brought the thing.”

Ooh. Jumping jaw muscles and gritting teeth and everything now. “He’s only my brother by blood. I hardly know him.”

Ungrateful punk. “He’s the closest thing you got. He deserved to be at that funeral much as you did. ‘Sides, he was born first.”

Dave advanced on Ricky again, hot breath puffing and panting. “My mama’s heart can’t take that kind of shock. I was trying to keep the peace.”

Ricky matched the threat in Dave’s posture. “The person whose behavior was shocking, Church Boy, was yours.” He licked his lips slowly, grinning at the way Dave’s pupils got smaller and larger and smaller again, like he couldn’t decide whether lust or pissed-as-hell was winning in this fight of theirs.

Ricky himself had adrenaline swirling through his veins and a tornado in his belly. Man, this shit was better than a third ride on the Tilt-A-Whirl “I mean damn, any more heated and you and I coulda wound up going to the dirt right there in front of everybody. Bet that woulda really given your poor mama something to— fuck.”

David growled and gripped Ricky’s shoulders, hauling him front-first against the side of the truck. “Shut up. Shut the fuck up!” His breath beat harsh and ragged against Ricky’s ear.

With what air hadn’t been squeezed outta Ricky’s lungs, he laughed at Dave again. Was that the intelligent option? Hell no. This dude had the markers for being at least three colors of crazy. Ricky didn’t back down though, so he’d push until the other guy did.

Or until someone got hurt.

He’d have said no way could this guy kick his ass, not with his glasses and wiry frame, but Dave handled Ricky’s body with a reasonable amount of strength and know-how. Not enough for a total ass-kicking, maybe, but enough to impress. Speaking of impressive…. “If you think I’m gonna be intimidated by the anaconda you’re rubbin’ against my backside, Church Boy, you got another thing coming.” He sucked in a breath. “Gotta tell you though. If fucking in the parking lot is your thing, you really gotta give a guy some advance warning. I would’ve parked in an unlit area.”

Ricky’s most-likely unexpected response must’ve startled Dave into loosening his hands. Ricky twisted Dave’s arm and turned them both, pushing Dave’s back into the truck and Ricky’s fists into Dave’s chest. “See, that’s what I figured,” Ricky murmured with his lips a hair from one mother of a betrayed sneer. “Damn shame, too.”

Dave narrowed his eyes. “What’s a shame?”

Ricky smiled slightly, shaking his head. “You’re all bark, Church Boy.”

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Stripped Clean (Stripped Clean #1) by Ellis Carrington

 

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Carlos O'Shea is stuck. He knocked up a girl in college after a night of too much drinking, and then married her to be honorable. With little money, fewer options, and no degree, he winds up cleaning the floors in a small town gentlemen's club and thinking desperate thoughts about the handsome owner that'll lead to nothing but trouble.
Greg Moorehouse only invested in a nudie bar to help his best buddy out of a financial crisis. Now his drug-dealing ex-boyfriend, his reverend father, and a parade of surgically enhanced DDs’ are driving him insane. But what's really stripped him of all good sense is his growing obsession with his married employee, Carlos.
They circle each other in a push-pull of misunderstandings and growing attraction. Carlos needs to get his boss out of his head, and Greg can’t abide cheaters and married men. So what are a strip-club owner and the guy who cleans for him going to do with their undeniable desires?


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About the Author

Ellis

Born after the Christmas of 2010 when she was gifted a Kindle and discovered the gay romance category on Amazon that same day. Romance requires a hopeful ending and that is why Ellis Carrington is driven to write it. She loves to create original stories that are gritty, witty, and a little unexpected, just like the heroes who inhabit them. Her guys come in both human and non-human form because spirit guides and vampires deserve love too. Her favorite things are great friends, great music, and books that make her sob like there’s no tomorrow.

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Giveaway

Ellis will be gifting to one lucky reader an e-copy of the first book in the series Stripped Clean, all you need to do for your chance to win is enter the Rafflecopter below.

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33 comments:

  1. Loved the excerpt - this series sounds great - thanks for a shot at winning the first book.

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  2. OMG!!! Cant wait to read it!!!
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  3. Looking forward to reading Ricky's story. Hoping we get to see a little more of Carlos & Greg in this book!!

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  4. I've been waiting for Ellis's next book. Its on my list. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  5. Great excerpt. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of Stripped Clean.

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  6. Thanks for an offer to read the first book in the series. Looking forward to reading. It's going on my TBR list.

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  7. Sounds like a great series. Thank you for the giveaway.

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  8. Have only read 1 book by Ellis before, so morefor the tbr I think!

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  9. Thanks for the giveaway. Waiting to read the series.

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  10. This series sounds interesting. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  11. This series looks good!!! Can't wait to read!

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  12. This series sounds awesome!

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  13. This is a new author for me.....both books sound really good!

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  14. Love a new author and series to discover ;-)

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  15. Looks and sounds fantastic!

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  16. Both books sound fantastic!

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  17. This sounds like a fantastic series. Can't wait to read it!

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  18. oh, I haven't read this...look good! Thanks!

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  19. this series sounds great!
    would love to read it

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  20. Looks like a great series. I'd love to read them.

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  21. Sounds like a great series! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  22. Thanks for the post and giveaway!

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  23. I haven't read anything from this author before but I will definitely be reading this series.

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  24. Thank you for the excerpt! sounds so good!! :D

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  25. Can't wait to read this! Thanks for bringing it to my attention!

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  26. great read cant wait for book 2

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  27. Been waiting for book 2
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