Saturday, June 23, 2012

PERFECT BLOG TOUR ~ KALLYPSO MASTERS




I am excited to be a part of Kallypso Masters Blog Tour to help promote her newest release ~ Nobody's Perfect. 

~ Giveaway Alert ~

$10 Gift Card Daily Prize and Swag -- Winner chosen 6/22/2012

$200 Gift Card Grand Prize to bookseller of Winner's Choice -- Winner  chosen 7/1/2102

*Just follow Kallypso's tour and leave a comment for daily drawings.
Please be sure to leave your email along with your comment.

*Also as part of the Blog Tour, four segments from NOBODY'S PERFECT will be posted at different participating blog sites. Scroll down below to read the first of four segments. Return tomorrow to for segment Two.

Scroll to end of post for GRAND PRIZE form.


 Kallypso Masters Blog Tour

June 20 ~ Teresa Reasor


June 21 ~ Guilty Pleasures


June 22 ~ Books-n-Kisses


June 23 ~ CS Maxwell


June 24 ~ Queen of the Night Reviews


June 25 ~ Kinky Book Reviews


June 26 ~ Simply Ali


June 27 ~ My Secret Romance


June 28 ~ BDSM Book Reviews


June 29 ~ United By Books


June 30 ~ Harlie's Book Blog






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?




Anthology ~ 3 novella prequels

Book One

Book Two


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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(Unedited Excerpt - Part 1)

Chapter One





Damián wasn't home. What now?

She'd arrived in Denver a couple of hours ago and had come straight to the address Anita had retrieved from Damián's niece's file at the clinic. Savi had already driven across the state of California by the time Anita, her friend who worked as the clinic's receptionist, returned her call for help. Savi knew Damián lived somewhere in Denver and that the further away she could get herself and her daughter from Lyle and her father, the better.

Savi and Anita both knew looking in a patient's confidential file was unethical, not to mention illegal. However, Anita understood some of the brutalities of which her father and Lyle were capable of, having supported Savi through years of extensive therapy. Even what little she'd shared with Anita was enough for her friend to want Savi and Mari both out of harm's way, too, regardless of whether it meant Anita would lose her job.

Savi hoped that wouldn't happen. She owed Anita everything. She didn't want her friend to become more collateral damage.

Looking into the backseat, she saw Mari still slept soundly. When Damián hadn't answered the door, she'd taken Mari to get something to eat at a fast-food place down the street, and then returned to knock at his door again. Still no answer. She'd decided wait for him in the parking lot. She knew of no other place to look for him.

After an hour or so, she began to worry that perhaps he'd returned to California or gone somewhere else. What if he didn't come home at all tonight? She couldn't risk getting a motel room and using a credit card. Most decent ones wouldn't take cash without a credit card to back it up. She didn't want Mari to sleep in the cold car.

What if he brought a woman home? That would be awkward. But she had nowhere else to go. Fear clawed at her, but she pushed it away. She needed to be strong for Mari. Don't panic.

Off and on for the past hour, she'd run the engine to keep the car's temperature comfortable. Mari had fallen asleep soon after dinner. Her beautiful baby had asked a thousand questions on the almost two-day drive here, but seemed content when Savi told her they were going to visit the nice man they'd met at church after choir practice a while back. Savi couldn't believe Mari even remembered him, but she'd asked immediately, "Damián?"

Please, God, don't let this be a mistake. Neither of them could afford to complicate their lives with impossible emotional attachments. And anything having to do with a man would be impossible.

So then why was she here on Damián's doorstep?

Simply put, there was no one else she could turn to. Everyone in California could be controlled or easily coerced by her father, except for Father Martine and Anita. They'd already put themselves in too much danger by giving her cash to travel on and promising not to reveal anything to Lyle if he tracked her to either of them.

The roar of a motorcycle entering the parking lot drew her attention. She watched as the man in the leather pants and the Harley Davidson-emblazoned vest pulled into a numbered spot near the stairway. His lean, muscular body looked lethal. He set the kickstand, turned the key, and swung his leg over the back of the bike, then unhooked the chin strap on his helmet.

Damián.

Before he'd even pulled the helmet off, she recognized him. Her heart thudded against her chest. His queue sticking out below the helmet at the nape of his neck tipped her off, then he turned sideways and she saw the familiar mustache and goatee. He didn't look in her direction, but made his way to the stairway. His shoulders slumped a bit as Savi watched him make his way up the steel staircase to the second floor of the old motel building. Was he limping? She hoped he wouldn't be too tired to help deal with two unexpected and desperate guests tonight, because she was about to invade his world with a vengeance.

Again.

He'd helped immobilize Teresa's father last month when the bastard had returned to try and hurt his daughter again. The vile man probably wouldn't be free again for a very long time. Damián's niece was lucky to have a champion like him on her side. Now Mari and Savi needed him in their corner.

Glancing at her sleeping daughter, she decided to just lock the car and let her sleep until after Savi talked to Damián. She wouldn't have to let her baby out of her sight, because Damián's apartment was in a converted motel complex with exterior entrances. She didn't know why it was important, but she didn't want to drag Mari up there only to be disappointed by him if he turned them away.

After summoning enough courage to proceed, Savi held her side and took as deep a breath as possible. She opened the door and got out. A blast of frigid wind caused her to quickly shut the door, hoping she hadn't let too much of the car's warmth escape. A quick check through the backseat window told her Mari still slept. Savi hoped she'd be able to tuck her into a real bed tonight.

Her foot slipped on a patch of snow as she crossed the parking lot to the stairway. These shoes weren't really suitable for winter. They didn't get snow in Solana Beach. The wind out of the mountains cut through her jacket, as well. She hadn't had money to spare for new clothes, but if they were going to stay here any time at all, she needed to get Mari a warmer coat. She'd look into finding a thrift store tomorrow.

As she climbed the stairs, she pulled out a pair of sunglasses. She must look ridiculous wearing them at night, but she didn't want to freak Damián out first thing by letting him see her bruised and swollen eye from Lyle's attack. She couldn't totally hide her cheek, but glasses were better than nothing.

Steeling herself, she reached out and pressed the doorbell. Savi waited, crossing her arms to help keep warm. Concerned about Mari, she turned and looked back down at the car parked under a bright street light. Safe.

When the door opened, she was forced to turn toward him. A look of concern crossed his face at seeing her, which puzzled her.

“Did something happen to Teresa?”

“Teresa? No.” Then realization dawned. She held out her hand with the palm facing him to allay his fears. Damián's sixteen-year-old niece had been raped nearly five weeks ago and Savi had been making progress as her therapist…until she'd been fired. “No! I’m sure she’s fine.”
Another blast of cold air caused her to wrap her arms tighter around herself.
“Come in.” He stood aside and motioned her in.

“No, I can’t. I…” Savi turned and looked toward the car, not wanting to let her baby out of her field of vision. She turned back at him, not knowing how to start.

“Why are you here? How did you find me?”

She lowered her head. How to answer those questions without getting the door slammed in her face? “I looked at the next of kin info in Teresa’s file.” She didn't want to implicate Anita in the breach of confidentiality. “We need your help.”

“We?”
About Kallypso Masters
 
Kallypso Masters writes emotional romance novels with dominant men and the women who bring them to their knees. Sometimes it seems she lives with these Masters at Arms Doms twenty-four/seven—yes, they tend to dominate her life. Often, she’ll wake up with one or more characters waiting by her bedside to share some delicious secret about themselves. It’s a tough job, but she loves every minute of it.


Kally has been writing full-time since May 2011, having quit her “day job” the month before to pursue a full-time writing career. Masters at Arms was her debut novel (published in August 2011) and was followed by Nobody’s Angel in September and Nobody's Hero in December. (These are just the manuscripts she’s allowing to be published to date. Many earlier ones will remain in that box on the shelf where all practice novels should go.)


She lives in rural Kentucky and has been married for almost 29 years to the man who provided her own Happily Ever After. They have two adult children, one rescued dog, and one rescued cat—and now four Doms (Adam, Marc, Damián, and Luke) and a Domme (Grant) have taken up residence in her head.




67 comments:

  1. Thanks for the sneak peak at Kally's new book. Trying to wait patiently for the release. Now to check out what else is on your blog, thanks
    starsia_70@yahoo.com

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    1. Kim, thanks for stopping by and taking a peek at Kallypso's newest release. I hope you enjoyed reading it.
      And I hope you liked the rest of my blog site :)

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  2. I'm really looking forward to reading more about Damian, Savi and Mari. Thanks for the quick excerpt!
    suz2(at)cox(dot)net

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    1. Susan-
      Thanks for stopping by here and hope you enjoyed the excerpt!

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  3. Thanks for the peek into Kally's new book. It sounds amazing, just like the rest of the series. Can't wait to read more about Damian, Savi, and Mari.

    e.balinski(at)att(dot)net

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    1. Joanne-thanks for stopping here and I love her books--great smexy reads that will have you swooning :)

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  4. Thanks for the excerpt! I was so caught up in their story, I can't wait to see how it plays out!
    lfacchini(at)tampabay(dot)rr(dot)com

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    1. Laurie-
      Thank you for stopping by here....LOVE this series and Kallypso's heroes:)

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  5. I'm just waiting patiently, can't wait to read it :)

    Eva
    evitap67(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Eva-
      ME too :) Damian was my fave out of these smexy men.
      Thanks for stopping here.

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  6. I an so looking forward to Damian's and Savi's book.
    Keep writing these amazing stories.

    susanmplatt@hotmail.com

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    1. Susanmp
      Thanks for stopping and visiting my little corner of the world. Glad you did :)
      Can't wait to read this one :)

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  7. Almost there! I can't wait for Kally's new story.

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    1. C Munro ~
      Thanks for stopping by here - hope you enjoyed my post.

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  8. I can't wait for this to come out :)

    reginamayross@gmail.com

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    1. Regina ~
      thank you for stopping here :)
      Me neither---wish I could tie up Damian and keep him in bedroom for easy usage :)

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  9. Oh, poor Savi! I feel for her, but I know she is strong to go through what she did and survive. Not to mention being a single mother with no family. I love her. :) I can't wait to read this one and get her and Damian's HFN (happy for now). ;)
    Thank you for sharing and participating in Kally's Release Tour, C.S.!
    Trb0917 at gmail.com

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    1. Tina-
      No worries-I begged to be able to host,lol.
      LOVE Kallypso's books and her men!

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  10. Started a reread of Nobody's Hero to get me in the mood.
    edor628@verizon.net

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    1. Eileen
      LOL---I need to do that too :)

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  11. How is he going to react when he learns about her daughter? I'm intrigued by the exerpt. Thanks for the lovely giveaway!

    geishasmom73 AT yahoo DOT com

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    1. Stacie-
      I KNOW, right? Can't wait for this. Thanks for stopping by here.

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  12. So looking forward to this book. thanks for the excerpt.

    tiss81@hotmail.com

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    1. Tiss---thank you for stopping. Hope you enjoyed the post.

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  13. woot woot she just announced it would be coming out this upcoming week.. cant wait

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    1. Cindy~
      THANK GAWD---I need it bad :) I love Damian--he is my fave out of all her men.

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  14. I am SOOOOO looking forward to Damian, Savi and Marisol

    rmwyer@shaw.ca

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    1. Becki-
      Thanks for stopping and reading my post--hope you enjoyed the excerpt.

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  15. Great excerpt!! Not long now until we get the rest!!

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    1. Bianca-
      NOW NOW NOW----Need it now :) Can't wait for it. Thanks for stopping here, glad to have you.

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  16. This sounds so good! Following on your tour and loving it! Thanks! ;)
    shadowluvs2read(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Shadow--
      Thank you for following and I hope you enjoyed the excerpt.

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  17. I am sooo looking forward to reading Nobody's Perfect. All these books look like fantastic reads. Congrats Kallypso on the release of your new book.
    luvfuzzzeeefaces at yahoo dot com

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    1. Julianne-
      thank you for stopping, am looking forward to it, too.
      LOVE all of Kallypso's books-they rock and are great BDSM reads.

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  18. It just keeps getting better and better and then we hear today it should be ready by the end of the week...yeah...I am looking forward to reading NOBODY"S PERFECT

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    1. merriedth~ This book has been a long time comin', lol.
      Can't wait to get my hands on it.
      Thanks for stopping.

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  19. Great excerpt. I can't wait to read the whole story. I'm so looking forward to it.
    lauren.gosciniak@gmail.com

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    1. Lauren~
      Thanks for stopping and reading my blog--it makes me smile hard when I get comments.

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  20. I am so excited about this book. It's almost here! jepebATverizonDOTnet

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    1. Jen--Me too!!! I am so freakin' giddy about Damian and Savi's story. Thanks for stopping by here.

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  21. May have to take day off when I get this book!

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    1. Christy-
      LOL---don't blame you for doing that. There are some authors/books that I will simply devour in one day once they release. And this is one of them.
      Thank you for stopping by here and reading my post.

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  22. Each little tease makes me want this story more!! So excited to read how things work out for Damien & Savi!
    modularmates(at)comcast(dot)net

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    1. LM-
      I usually don't read teasers or excerpt==cause all they do is make me more impatient,lol.
      Thanks for stopping by and reading my blog.

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  24. Thanks for the except. I really need to get this one. U am playing catching up right now.
    Mel
    bournmelissa at hotmail dot com

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    1. Mel Bourn
      Thank you for stopping and reading my post. Glad you are participating in the blog hop. I am playing catch up as well---this blog hop and the others that I have done this past week has gotten a great many responses, and I love to make sure that I respond to those who take the time out to write.

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  25. Countng down....love this series!!!

    Breeziedlee@gmail.com

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  26. Great post! I can't wait for this book to come out. This book has a very special meaning to me. Much love to Kally. Thank you for spotlighting such an awesome author.

    proudarmymom32(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Sue -Thanks!
      I am looking forward to it myself. Glad you enjoyed my spotlight on Kallypso-she is great!

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  27. I'm shuffling my feet in line with everyone else looking forward to it's release!! Kudos to Kally on such a FAB series...LOVE it!!

    barbbattaglia @ yahoo.com

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    1. Barbara---I'm in that line as well :)
      Thank you for stopping by :)

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  28. I love Kally's books and can not wait for this one to be released. I will be useless when it comes out, I won't want to put the Kindle down, LOL
    manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com

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    1. June---thank you for stopping by here...I will have to lock myself away while reading so I can do so uninterupted. :)

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  29. Damn, every time I read an excerpt of Nobody's Perfect, it makes me want to start reading even more!

    syltim@aol.com

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    1. Cyler--LOL. I refuse to read it cause all it does is work me up. I am not one to read teasers ---
      Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment.

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  30. Wow! Not sure I can wait much longer. Perfecttx at hotmail dot com

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    1. Tara--=not much longer, and Damion will arrive.
      Thanks for stopping and commenting.

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  31. Can't wait to read this book!! willis062405@yahoo.com

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    1. Amber-glad that you stopped by and thanks for participating.

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  32. I love this series! Can't wait for this book!

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      thank you for stopping--it is a great series!

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  33. I've loved the excerpts I've read so far and can't wait for this book to release! I love this series

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    1. Maria-thanks for stopping by...sorry to get back to you so late, :(

      I am trying to catch up on reviews so that I can dive in to Damion's story :)

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    1. Taryn---sorry my reply is late, but I hope that you got your Damion on, lol.
      I haven't had a chance YET to read, but I can't wait!

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