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Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Cover Reveal & Giveaway: Ruin, a standalone by Clarissa Wild

Title: Ruin
Author: Clarissa Wild
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Cover Design: Booming Covers
 Release Date: September 20, 2016


Maybell Fairweather was the girl of my dreams.

Always smiling brightly, she kept going, despite the names her classmates called her behind her back.
She was full of curiosity and independence, the extent of which I could only be jealous of. Even though she had all odds stacked against her, she knew what she wanted from life and pursued it, no matter the cost.

She was completely my opposite in every way.
Perfect, even though she couldn’t see it.
Perfect … until me.

Because this is the story of how I ruined her.

Based on a true story. Standalone Romance. No cliffhanger.

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Sometimes we just have to live the fantasy in order to feel human again.

“It’s so peaceful out here,” she whispers.

“Yeah … I love it.”

“I just wish I could get up and stand under the trees. Just for a little while.”

I sit up and look at her, waiting until she opens her eyes. “Just standing or more?”

She smiles as she cocks her head towards me. “And maybe dance a little. If I could.”

The left side of my lips perk up into a smile. “You can.”

I get up from the bench, stand in front of her, and hold out both my hands.

“What are you doing?” she asks.

“Take my hands.”

“Why?” She looks at them tentatively.

“Just take them.”

It takes her a while to agree, probably because she’s scared. But there’s no reason to be. I won’t let her fall. I never will.

I pull her up into standing position.

“Hold onto me for support,” I say, and then take a step back until I’m so far back she has to come to me. “C’mon. Don’t be scared. I’m here.”

One, two, three. Hop. Her leg sways, but she stays put, putting every ounce of weight on my arms.

“Again,” I say, taking another step back and tugging her with me.

She goes along with it, taking another step of blind faith.

I never take my eyes off her as she continues to hop closer to me. Not even when we reach the center of the field. Leaves are scattered all around us, and when the wind blows a cascade of more leaves follow. Some drop on her head, making her giggle as she brushes them off.

Still, I can’t stop looking.

I’m no longer afraid or embarrassed about it.

I simply am … in love.

“What now?” she asks.

I pull her as close as I can so I can wrap both my arms around her. “Put your arms around my neck.”

She complies, her fingers lacing behind my neck. I can feel the warmth of her skin against mine, and as I soak in the heat of the sun I feel invigorated, strong. Strong enough to carry her across the ocean and back.

In one go I lift her up, her cheerful squeal creating goosebumps all over my body. Then I start to move my feet, one by one, until I’m no longer just walking … Until I’m dancing in a whirlwind of leaves … dancing with her in my arms.

The beauty of this place fades in comparison to her.

And even though I adore every inch of her presence, I do not deserve her.

But that doesn’t mean I can’t fulfill her dreams.

Her smile is wide, her teeth sparkling in the light of the sun. She looks so happy. Happier than I’ve ever seen her, and it fills me with something I’ve never experienced before. Hope.

After spinning and circling around for so many times, my head is getting dizzy, so I slowly come to a stop and admire the renewed look on her face. Her rosy cheeks. Her tousled hair floating in the wind. She leans away and grabs my hands as I pull her back to the seat once again.

Author Bio

Clarissa Wild is a New York Times & USA Today Bestselling author, best known for the dark Romance novel Mr. X. Her novels include the Fierce Series, the Delirious Series, Stalker Duology, Twenty-One (21), Ultimate Sin, VIKTOR, and Bad Teacher. She is also a writer of erotic romance such as the Blissful Series, The Billionaire's Bet series, and the Enflamed Series. She is an avid reader and writer of sexy stories about hot men and feisty women. Her other loves include her furry cat friend and learning about different cultures. In her free time she enjoys watching all sorts of movies, reading tons of books and cooking her favorite meals.

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  1. That cover gave paranormal vibes to the book although I didn't find the blurb says so... Interesting. ;-)

  2. I'm always curious when the book says based on a true story, because I want to know who are these true to life people it's based on..friends, acquaintances, people in history, close to you or not? Anyway the cover is nice, it looks like it's going to be sad though.

  3. I am interested with this book right after I read the blurb. So excited to read it. The cover is so great, I love it ������

  4. I cannot wait for this to come out!!!

  5. I love the cover, both the cover and the excerpt are very very intriguing and I can't wait to read it.

  6. The book blurb and excerpt are brilliant - this looks like an awesome read! I love the cover too - it certainly draws a reader into the book

  7. Love both the cover and excerpt... Can't wait!

  8. I LOVE the cover. I really want to read this book especially because it is based on a true story.

  9. I love this! Reminds me of a fallen angel. Whether or not that's the idea, it's certainly evocative. 😄🌸❤💋

  10. I love the look of the cover and that the story is based on a true story!! :0)

  11. Great cover! I can't wait to read this book!

  12. I love the book cover can't wait to read it.

  13. I love the cover. It is very pretty.

  14. I love the cover because it's DIFFERENT!!!! and I can't freaking WAIT to get my little paddy's on this!

  15. OMG another Clarissa Wild book that I must read. Cannot wait for release day!!!!

  16. I love the cover, different from what I'm use to see on your books but a good different ;) love it.

  17. Absolutely love the cover can't wait to read it

  18. The cover caught my interest that's for sure.

  19. Ruin sounds great ♡ And the cover is fantastic! very eye catching. Thank you

  20. Love it! Can´t wait to read! <3
    Thanks for the giveaway & Happy Release!

  21. I absolutely love the cover and the excerpt is amazing!

  22. The cover is AWESOME!!! I absolutely Loved it and the excerpt!!!
    Can't wait to read RUIN

  23. Loved the excerpt! I look forward to reading this book. Thanks Clarissa. :)

  24. I love the cover and the excerpt, can't wait to read it!

  25. Based on a true story? Intriguing!

  26. The cover is unique, very different from any other book cover you've written. The excerpt sounds great and I can't wait to read this book!

  27. Love the cover!
    The excerpt has caught my attention. I am intrigued to read it especially cause it says based on a true story.

    Nicole Ortiz

  28. This cover is unique. From what I have read about this book the cover is right on. Kudos to the cover artist.

  29. I have to say you have my full attention with the teaser. I think the cover is eye-catching, is that my cougar coming through? LOL!

  30. The cover and excerpt are very intriguing! Thanks for the chance at the giveaway.

  31. love that cover and very interesting excerpt and based on a true story too -- going to be an awesome read

  32. I love that it is unique and it catches my eyes. Can`t wait to read it!

  33. The cover is intriguing. Like any moment the heavens will open up and interfere...


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