BLOG TOUR: Pulse by Gail McHugh

How do you keep existing when your heart is so splintered, so completely torn to shreds, your pulse is fading?

You’re…broken.  How do you move forward when every breath is nothing more than a constant ache?  Living becomes and insidious reminder that you threw away the single largest part of yourself. Your…soul.  No amount of distraction can pull you from the torture of losing your…life.

Now that Emily Cooper has walked away from her first love, she finds herself running toward her only love.  Unraveling fast, bust clinging to hope, Emily risks all she has left on the man that has consumed her every thought and dream since the day they met.  Will Gavin take her back?  And if so, will their reunion be a collision of two hearts destined to complete one another and rekindle a love that knew no boundaries?  Or will scars from their past rip open, tearing slowly at what each of them was meant to be?  Can fate, the ultimate game changer, mend the shattered road it laid out from the start?

Only time will tell…

With an equally devious brow lifted, Gavin ran a hand through his messy hair, and leaned back against the headboard, the grin on his mouth wide. “These gifts wouldn’t happen to include a black laced ensemble worn by you, double ‘A’ batteries and your ‘shmexy’ legs shaking uncontrollably around my head, would they?”

Eyes wide, Emily belted out a laugh. But shit if he didn’t look hot, waiting for her, shirtless no less. She swallowed, suddenly aware of the throbbing between her legs. All humor left her face as she slowly crawled onto the bed. With the bag in one hand, she took the other and slightly lowered his sweatpants. She rained kisses along his hip, following his glorious tattoo all the way to the side of his left rib cage. Sighing in pure contentment, she moved her lips back down over every delicious peak and dip of his washboard abs.  She felt Gavin tense, his muscles tightening. He buried his hands in her hair as she hovered, lightly skimming her tongue along the edge of the evil looking beast’s wings. In all its evilness, it tasted like the sweetest cotton candy in her mouth.

Emily brought her eyes up to his, their light, blue sexual intensity shocking through her system.  She smiled. “So you never told me why you got this particular tattoo on your body.”

Gavin blinked, a rush of puffed air escaping his mouth. “Are you honestly going to ask me that after you just achingly licked your way up my body?”

 “What?” Emily giggled, straddling his waist. Looking down at him, she frowned. “I want to know, Gavin. You told me why you got it where you did, but you left out why you picked a dragon.”

Eyes zeroed in on her lips, Gavin smirked. “I got the dragon because I knew women would never… everever be able to resist licking over it.”

Emily playfully swatted his arm. “You bastard. Are you saying I’m not the firstto lick it?”

In one quick movement, Gavin slipped his arm behind her waist, flipping her onto her back.

Emily gasped, her heart nearly stopping as he hovered above her, lightly brushing his mouth against hers. “Oh my God,” she breathed. “I was right. You are crazy.”

“And you’re trying to kill me with your questions,” Gavin countered, now nipping at her bottom lip, which she started to realize was something he loved to do. “You’re no longer allowed to say the words ‘lick it’ while in my presence. Is this understood, Miss Cooper?”

His demand drifted over her like a caress, however, she was about to push a few buttons. She popped a brow, her mouth curled into a smirk. “Lick it… Caveman.”

OHHH MYYY GAWWDD! This book blew me away! After the ending of Collide I thought that I was going to die…JUST DIE!! And I prepared myself for heartache and pain, angst…lots and lots of angst. The teasers that Gail was releasing were tearing me apart. Was I going to be able to make it through the book? I had some serious doubts if my heart could take it. So when Gail wrote me and said that she wanted me to read the book and on top of that do a trailer for it! It took me all of 2 seconds to say yes and then I crossed my heart hoping for the best. I am not a big angst person. I hate conflict. I just want everyone to get a long and find that person for them that makes their soul ache and everyone have a happily ever after. Yes I know that life is not like that, but a girl can dream. So talking to Gail when she sent me the book all she told me was “Be Prepared!” and then gave me an evil little laugh. LOL. So I locked myself in my bedroom. Made sure I have a box or two of Kleenex and buried myself into my bed and began to read.

Let me tell you what I loved about this book. Although it is filled with some gut wrenching, sob worthy scenes and at times I thought I was going to hyperventilate. The overall picture of this book is something that everyone craves. Protection. Redemption. Love lost but found. Forgiveness. Grace. LIFE with the one that is made for you. Now it’s not an easy road. It never is. But the journey that they take in this book is breath taking. There are heavy subjects about abuse that are broached and also forgiveness of one’s self. I loved how both Gavin and Emily really grew in this book.

I can’t say more because the entire book is a conundrum of spoilers – so that is all you will get from me. But if you really want to know a little more. You can always watch the trailer I did for Gail. 😉

I can’t say much more than is was AMAZING and I fell more in love with Gavin Blake (you ask how is that even possible?? IT IS!!) 5 FANTASTIC STARS FROM ME.

Wondering about the music to Collide and Pulse – 
Well here it is for your listening pleasure
I’ve always been a lover of writing, but mostly dabbled in creating poetry while raising my three beautiful children. I am grateful my husband of fifteen years has supported me—albeit sometimes kicking and screaming—as I pursue this “hobby” of mine. Without his help, writing would be an impossible endeavor.

In late June 2012, I felt an urgent tug of my pen, and I began writing one of my first novels, Collide. Although I thought it might never see the light of day, it gave me the courage to plunge headfirst onto a path I had never considered before.

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