Title: Beautifully Awake (Beautifully Awake #1)
Author: Riley Mackenzie Genre: Contemporary Romance 18+
Publication Date: September 26, 2013
Event Organized by: Literati Author Services, Inc.
Prognosis: Beautifully Awake
Lili learns that a surgeon’s hands have the power to heal more than physical wounds. And a prescription for truth can cure three years of sleep running and leave you beautifully awake
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He was already dressed for the OR in his scrubs, looking ... amazing. The beat beneath my chest started again and my mouth watered, as I not so subtly roamed his body with my hungry eyes. All I wanted was to feel his body against mine, get lost in where I ended and he began. It was all I’d ever want. Forever. I finally got what he meant every time he said mine. He was mine.
“See something you like?” He smirked.
“Baby, if you don’t stop looking at me like that I’m never gonna get out of here.”
“Truth. Sounds perfect to me.” Now I smirked.
“Ahh fuck, you’re killing me. You know scrubs don’t hide a hard-on very well.” I laughed. He had a point there. Leaning down, he kissed my nose. “Text you in a bit, see how your day is going...”
“K.” So was this my life? I sunk back into the fluffy pillows and sighed. I wanted this to be my morning every morning.
Title: Beautifully Done (Beautifully Awake #2)
Author: Riley Mackenzie
Genre: Contemporary Romance 18+
Publication Date: July 16, 2014
Diagnosis: Borrowed time
Prognosis: Beautifully Done
He vows to live for the moment because it’s the only time he owns. The past is beyond his control and the future may not exist. With his only loyalties being his family, he thrives for that edge where plunging over is always in the realm of possibility.
When a beautiful familiar face tilts his axis, he re-examines everything and realizes that second chances are overrated and a lifetime of firsts are irreplaceable. In the end, it’s not her medical degree but his trust that needs to prove that the ride together is worth it ... until it’s Beautifully Done.
***Author's note*** Contains spoilers from Beautifully Awake. We highly recommend reading Chase and Lili's story first. For readers 18+
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We sat silent while he fetched my bottle. “So what about you?” She sounded a tad more relaxed.
“What about me?”
Her iPhone whistled with a new text. She tapped the power button, quickly blackening the screen, before she even had a chance to read the message. Clearly, I was not invited to eavesdrop. Thoughts of someone else’s sexting was a definite mood killer anyway. She dropped the phone in her bag and nailed me with her big cinnamon eyes.
“Sorry. Work.” Yeah right.
“No hidden ink? You all tatted up under this muscley situation you have going on?” She waved her hands up and down the length of my body. Somehow the tension from moments ago vanished and now the conversation was about me. Shit. How a woman could so brilliantly avoid a topic and complete a one-eighty boggled my mind. But I didn’t mind her acknowledging my body. That had to be a good sign, right?
“I pegged you for some completely over-the-top ink to your chicks all hot and bothered?”
I shook my head for more than one reason. “I don’t need any help from a tat for that.” I loved that she blushed and tried to play it off hiding behind her clear glass.
“Don’t blush, all you have to do is ask and you are more than welcome to check out,” I copied her hand motion down my front, “my situation.” I smirked and took a pull from my beer. Her attempt at a repulsed expression was hilarious. Hey, she started it.
“No you don’t.”
“True.” She smiled. It was just like old times.
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Needless to say, we realized fast that something had to go, so we opted for sleep. It’s completely overrated (yet so AMAZING) and delirium makes everything funnier. Good thing we share a brain and can pretty much complete each other’s sentences (definitely weird, we know), otherwise it might have taken us two years to write Beautifully Awake rather than one.
So that’s our story, who we are … just add AUTHORS to the list!
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10 Things you don’t know about us....
1. We are physician assistants by day.
2. Our drink of choice is Prosecco or you could always give us a seltzer.
3. We are both photographer wannabes –just ask our hubbys and kiddos “come on just one more!”
4. We are Aunts to each other kids.
5. Our first choice on the menu is always fish.
6. One of us is the decorator, one of us is the entertainer......ooo we could be party planners.
7. Our favorite beach time is 4 o’clock to sunset.
8. Sports...we know nothing, zero, zip.
9. One of us has an irrational fear of sharks, the other spiders. Like real fear, heart attack fear.
10. Reality TV is a no go for us, we pretty much hate it!