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Title: The Battlefield Of Love

Author: Mindy A. Carter

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: August 23, 2016

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Delaney and Nate have hated each other since first grade—ever since he stole her backpack and threw it into a puddle of mud. Delaney loved that backpack and that very day, she declared war on Nate, never realizing how much he was hurting inside.

The years have passed and while their duel remains entertaining, life has become much more complicated. Now adults, Delaney and Nate have taken their war to a very different battlefield…one that neither expected to fight on together.

Their childhoods made them enemies. Will they continue to find ways to torment each other now that one needs the other’s help?

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Mindy has been in love with love, as long as she can remember. As a child, you could find Mindy engrossed in fairytale books and dreaming of her happily ever after. She was lucky enough to find her prince charming and lives in Ohio with him and her four beautiful; children.

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Title: Restoration & Forgiveness (Renovate, #2)

Author: Mindy A. Carter

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: January 18, 2016

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When I ran back home, I wasn’t prepared for the reminders of him everywhere I turned. I certainly never expected Keegan to follow. I thought I made myself clear – we were through. I didn’t want anything to do with him. But, he inserted himself back into my life, and there was nothing I could do. 

I pushed he pulled.

I ran and he chased me.

I cried and he wiped away the tears.

He just wouldn’t give up, and the battle my head and my heart are waging, is one I don’t want to be a part of. You see my head says be strong, but my heart is saying I belong to him, and always will.

What does one do when her heart can easily forgive, yet her head refuses to. 

Can Keegan, and I restore our fairy tale, or will our story be closed for good?

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When I wake in the morning there is no confusion about where I am or who I am cuddled up with. I knew the moment he whispered in my ears last night that I would wake up in his arms.

Keegan’s grip on me is tight, like he’s afraid that I’ll try to escape. The rise and fall of his chest against me is soothing. As I lie awake, I recall the events of last night. His sweet words were my downfall. You would think that since I am sure of his feelings, we could continue our fairy tale. I wish it were that easy, but it’s not. Do we need more time? Is this time we have here together enough for me to forgive him? This is why I need girlfriends, ones I can run to when I need advice, girls I trust. There’s Reese, but hello, she’s practically part of the James family now. A fact that is still so surreal to me.

Keegan is waking up. His breathing isn’t as deep any longer, and his body is suddenly stiff, as if he’s afraid to move and wake me.

He nuzzles my neck and sighs. His grip on me tightens, and I consider pretending I’m asleep just to see how this whole spooning-and-the-morning–after thing plays out. Unfortunately, someone else is awake as well.

“Busted.”

“Morning, Dad.”

“Morning, Rick.” Keegan follows my greeting.

My father is staring down at us, and I’m reminded of the times he caught Keegan in my room when we were younger. He’s trying to be bothered by our sleeping arrangement, but he isn’t really.

“You know, there are perfectly comfortable beds upstairs for both of you to sleep in separately.” He emphasizes the separate part. He walks out of the room, and we both let out the laughter we have been holding in.

“I hope you slept comfortably,” Keegan says.

Surprisingly, I don’t even remember being uncomfortable, or waking. Which proves the kind of effect his touch has on me. It’s like a drug; if they could bottle it up I’d be addicted.

“Actually, I was in someone’s death grip all night.” I smile.

“I didn’t hurt you, did I?” I can hear the concern in his voice.

“Of course not, I’m just kidding.” I almost make the mistake of telling him it felt nice, and beg him to not let go. Thankfully my brain takes over, and I don’t.

I sit up and put both my feet on the floor. I smile at him, noticing that he hasn’t shaved in a couple days. I’ve never seen him with stubble before, and I have to look away, imagining what it would feel like across my skin.

“I’m going to start coffee and make breakfast,” I tell him as I remove myself from our cozy shelter. We both know that last night’s sleeping arrangements aren’t permanent. No matter how good it felt to be in his arms.

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Mindy has been in love with love, as long as she can remember. As a child, you could find Mindy engrossed in fairytale books and dreaming of her happily ever after. She was lucky enough to find her prince charming and lives in Ohio with him and her four precarious children. 

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Cover Reveal: Restoration & Forgiveness

Title: Restoration & Forgiveness (Renovate #2)
Author: Mindy A. Carter
Release Date: Jan 18, 2016
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When I ran back home, I wasn’t prepared for the reminders of him everywhere I turned. I certainly never expected Keegan to follow. I thought I made myself clear – we were through. I didn’t want anything to do with him. But, he inserted himself back into my life, and there was nothing I could do.

I pushed he pulled.

I ran and he chased me.

I cried and he wiped away the tears.

He just wouldn’t give up, and the battle my head and my heart are waging, is one I don’t want to be a part of. You see my head says be strong, but my heart is saying I belong to him, and always will.

What does one do when her heart can easily forgive, yet her head refuses to.

Can Keegan, and I restore our fairy tale, or will our story be closed for good?

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“Let’s dance,” I tell Delaney.  I’m feeling pretty good and the music is loud. It’s a perfect cover to get away from him.
I grab Delaney’s hand and drag her to the dance floor.  I don’t look back, letting the music and alcohol course through my body as I move my hips with the beat.
After a while, I head to the bathroom, needing a break from the sweaty dance floor. Delaney heads back to the bar to get us more drinks, which I’m sure I don’t need since I already feel like I’m having a hard time walking a straight line.  Luckily all goes well in the ladies room, and I’m able to use the facilities without help.  I giggle at what an awesome drunk I am.
I walk out with a smile on my face when suddenly someone catches my arm and turns me around, my back against a wall.  My heart speeds up and for a split second I don’t recognize who has grabbed me until I hear the low timbre of his voice.
“Are you drunk?”
I look into Keegan’s eyes while he holds both of my arms – he’s trapped me.
“Maybe a little.”
He looks angry, and for some reason my drunk self thinks the way he’s looking at me is hilarious.
“You need to be careful, anyone could take advantage of you right now, Aimee.”
“I’m not alone I’m with Delaney.” I remind him.
He tilts his head as his green eyes bore into me. “Who is also wasted.”
“Well if it weren’t for you I wouldn’t need to be here,” I shoot back.
“If it weren’t for me you would have fallen over, the way you were stumbling out of the bathroom, I’m surprised you didn’t wipe out,” he growls.
“What are you, a stalker Keegan? I don’t remember you being this creepy before, must have picked it up from your blonde banshee.”
He looks at me confused, but then I see his eyes turn from anger to regret.
I reach up to touch his cheek. “Your eyes are so blue, like the ocean. Did you know you have the most beautiful eyes on the planet?” Did I say that out loud? Oh shit!
He looks at me and then his lips curve up into that panty-dropping smile, and I know if he decided to take me here I wouldn’t protest.  My head gets all foggy when he is this close.
He must see my walls fall at that moment, because his warm lips descend on me, and I can’t help but pull him close as our lips meet. It’s an explosion of everything I’ve been feeling in the last few days – anger, passion, hurt, and wanting.  We devour each other.   My head is telling me to stop, but I can’t.  His power over me is too strong.  Everything else around us falls away. His warm hand slides under my shirt shooting a tingle down my spine that feels amazing.  I press into him trying to get closer.  When we come up for air, he places his forehead against mine.
“To the stars,” he whispers.
I pull away and I look up to him. “The stars are too far away Keegan, no on will ever reach them. Even if you could touch one they’d burn you to ash.”
He releases his hold on me and I’m free, I’m almost sober now and flee to the front of the bar and out the door. The farther away I get from Keegan, the better.  I’m this close to forgiving him, but having been drinking, I don’t trust myself.  I can’t be held responsible for my actions right now. At least that’s what I tell myself once I step outside and look up at the sky. Up to the twinkling stars, wishing just once I could touch them.

 

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Author: Mindy A. Carter

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: August 3, 2015

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Keegan was my world since I was six years old. When he walked out of my life, I was certain I would never see him again. He broke my heart, but truthfully I only have myself to blame. Now I’m looking into his incredibly beautiful blue eyes. He came back into my life as quickly as he left. Both of us have changed over the years, but I can’t imagine living another day without him.

My name is Aimee, and this is the story of how I lost and found my best friend and love of my life. The journey may be tough but there is no denying that Keegan, and I were destined to be together. He rescued me the day we met and had always been my prince charming. One thing I’m sure of, I’m not letting my happily ever after get away this time.

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I close my eyes while he opens the door then slowly leads me into the space, the anticipation of what he’s going to show me making me feel like I’m floating on air.

We move around something, and then he lets go of my hand and walks away for a second, moving something around. Both of his hands then touch my hips, and I’m guided down to sit on his lap.

“Keegan,” I yelp, the action having surprised me.

“I’m going to count to five, Aimee, and then you can open those beautiful eyes.” His deep and commanding voice starts counting, “One … two … three … four … five.”

My eyes remain tightly shut as I feel his beating heart against my back, matching mine.

He laughs and puts both arms around me, holding me close with his chin on my shoulder, and I can feel his breath on my neck. I suddenly break out in goose bumps.

“It’s okay. Open them,” he whispers in my ear.

I slowly open my eyes, seeing we are sitting directly in front of his expansive window. The scene in front of me is one of beauty. I am facing the New York sky, the stars twinkling above and lights of different colors below us. I can see everything for miles, the entire city. It’s the most amazing view I have ever seen. The buildings and sky fit together like the perfect puzzle. The view at night is more glorious than I ever imagined, just as Keegan mentioned during his interview.

“This is … just … no words, Keegan.” Although him sharing this with me makes me feel something in my heart, I can’t find the words to describe it.

He holds me a little tighter. “I know. You don’t have to say anything.”

“Thank you for showing this to me,” I whisper.

“You’re welcome,” He replies in another whisper.

“No, really, thank you. I could sit here all night, looking at this.” I tell him, imagining how beautiful this scene would be watching the sun rise. Of course, what would make it special is watching it together.

“I have actually looked out these windows and watched the city all night.”

“By yourself?” I ask.

“I’ve never shared this with anyone until now.”

“Really?”

“Yes. As if I would even want to be here with anyone else.”

I melt into him. How could this man be any more perfect?

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Mindy has been in love with love, as long as she can remember. As a child, you could find Mindy engrossed in fairytale books and dreaming of her happily ever after. She was lucky enough to find her prince charming and lives in Ohio with him and her four precocious children.

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Keegan was my world since I was six years old. When he walked out of my life, I was certain I would never see him again. He broke my heart, but truthfully I only have myself to blame. Now I’m looking into his incredibly beautiful blue eyes. He came back into my life as quickly as he left. Both of us have changed over the years, but I can’t imagine living another day without him.

My name is Aimee, and this is the story of how I lost and found my best friend and love of my life. The journey may be tough but there is no denying that Keegan, and I were destined to be together. He rescued me the day we met and had always been my prince charming. One thing I’m sure of, I’m not letting my happily ever after get away this time.

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Keegan was my world since I was six years old. When he walked out of my life, I was certain I would never see him again. He broke my heart, but truthfully I only have myself to blame. Now I’m looking into his incredibly beautiful blue eyes. He came back into my life as quickly as he left. Both of us have changed over the years, but I can’t imagine living another day without him.

My name is Aimee, and this is the story of how I lost and found my best friend and love of my life. The journey may be tough but there is no denying that Keegan, and I were destined to be together. He rescued me the day we met and had always been my prince charming. One thing I’m sure of, I’m not letting my happily ever after get away this time.

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Cover Reveal: Skyscrapers & Camelot

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Title: Skyscrapers & Camelot (Renovate, #1)

Author: Mindy A. Carter

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: August 3, 2015

Cover Design: Sara Eirew Photographer

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Keegan was my world since I was six years old. When he walked out of my life, I was certain I would never see him again. He broke my heart, but truthfully I only have myself to blame. Now I’m looking into his incredibly beautiful blue eyes. He came back into my life as quickly as he left. Both of us have changed over the years, but I can’t imagine living another day without him.

My name is Aimee, and this is the story of how I lost and found my best friend and love of my life. The journey may be tough but there is no denying that Keegan, and I were destined to be together. He rescued me the day we met and had always been my prince charming. One thing I’m sure of, I’m not letting my happily ever after get away this time. 

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“Don’t you have a date to get back to? I’m sure you would rather annoy her.”

He laughs at me. I’m starting to get angry with him. Why can’t he ignore me like he’s done the past eight years? I was fine before he came back into my life. I want to return to my mundane Keegan-less existence.

“Do you mean Gretchen? You know she’s my assistant, and she attends these things with me time to time.” he answers.

I look at him dumbfounded, “You’re kidding. Right?”

“No, we’re just friends, actually have been since college.”

Did he say since college? What the what?

“Since you two are such great friends then you don’t need me, do you?” I bark at him.

“Aimee, I’ve needed you since the day we met. You should realize that by now.”

Now this conversation is ticking me off. I’m losing my carefully composed patience.

“Wow, what a load of crap. I’m not playing these games with you Keegan; I’m not a child anymore, and I know exactly what this is” – I wave my hands between us –“You couldn’t just leave me alone. You left me, Keegan, without an explanation. It’s been eight years and suddenly you need me. Where were you when I needed you? I’m not the girl I was before you left. I’m stronger, and you know what, I don’t need you. Do me a favor and pretend I don’t exist. You’ve had plenty of practice, so I’m sure it won’t be too hard.” My breathing is hard, he’s staring at me and I swear I see a hint of desire in his blue eyes.

“There’s that fire I’ve missed.”

I let out a laugh. “If you’ll excuse me, the air in here is stifling.”

I turn and walk away towards a set of French doors that lead to the outside terrace. My breathing is fast and the confrontation with him is making me tremble.

I hear footsteps behind me and know he’s followed.

Without turning to face him I ask, “why can’t you just leave me be?”

“I’m sorry, but I can’t Aimee. I want to fix this between us,” he admits.

“You’ve ignored me all week. I get that you’re busy and important and all . . . ”

He smirks at me, “you think I’m important?”

“Hello? This is all for you. Everyone is here for you,” I say.

“And I’m only here for you.” He closes the distance, and my heart plummets. I’m on the verge of tears. What the hell is he saying?

“What?”

“You. I’m here for you. I miss you Aimee.”

I can’t hold back the tears any longer and my eyes start to water. Keegan steps even closer and grabs my face in both hands, taking his thumbs and wiping away my tears.

“Don’t cry. I’m here for you and nothing else. I only care about you.” He says looking into my eyes.

He closes the remaining distance and brushes his thumb along my lower lip and my legs lose all feeling. I may just pass out from his touch. He says he’s here for me and I can’t help but melt in his arms. Staring at me, he says, “I’ve wanted to do this again for eight years.”

His lips drop to mine and I close my eyes relishing the moment. I can taste the scotch on his lips and it’s divine. I pray he doesn’t hear my heart pounding. He kisses me slowly, his lips soft and tender. He let’s go of my face and pushes me against the railing behind me. His body is hard against mine and I feel his warmth. I deepen the kiss and wrap my arms around his neck. Our lips move together feverishly and I’m in heaven. Too soon he breaks the kiss and I whimper at the loss. He places his forehead against mine as both of us try to catch our breath.

“I’m here for you.” He whispers and I nod at him, holding him close, not wanting to lose this feeling.

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Mindy has been in love with love, as long as she can remember. As a child, you could find Mindy engrossed in fairytale books and dreaming of her happily ever after. She was lucky enough to find her prince charming and lives in Ohio with him and her four precocious children. 

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Keegan was my world since I was six years old. When he walked out of my life I was certain I would never see him again. Now I’m looking into his incredibly beautiful blue eyes. He came back into my life as quickly as he left. Now I can’t imagine ever living another day without him.

My name is Aimee and this is the story of how I lost and found my best friend and soul mate. The journey may be tough but there is no denying that Keegan and I were destined to be together since the day we met.

 

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