Wednesday, June 18, 2014


TITLE: No Apologies
AUTHOR: Sybil Bartel
AGE GROUP: New Adult
GENRE: Contemporary Romance
RELEASE DATE: June 23, 2014
PUBLISHED BY: Carina Press
FORMAT: eBook and Paperback
PAGES: Approx. 275 (91,000 words)

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Never apologize...

Hard-edged rocker Graham Allen has it all. He’s flush with cash from playing bass in a band by night and restoring classic cars by day. And there are plenty of women willing to share his bed for a night, complication-free. Perfect, because if there’s anything he learned from his past, it was to never get attached—to anything. So when bartender Carly Sullivan flashes her innocent smile, Graham isn’t prepared for what happens next.

Never fall in love

Two rules, that’s all Graham has—never apologize and never fall in love. He knows Carly is everything he should avoid. Cheerful and sweet, she has “relationship” written all over her. But Graham can’t stay away from her probing questions and concerned blue eyes.

When Graham discovers Carly is hiding a crushing secret, he’s prepared to risk it all. Until in one single moment, everything changes and Graham’s past threatens to collide with his future. His life is crumbling down around him, and soon no apology in the world can save him.

He should’ve known to walk away.

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Wrapping my arms around her tight, I brought her to my chest. She fought like hell but I held on. Goddamn it, I held on.

“Let go! I hate you!” She kicked at my shins. Her hands pounded my sides. “I hate you! I hate you!”

“I’m not gonna apologize, Carly. I know I hurt you but I’m not going to apologize. We’re friends, nothing more. You know that. That’s what you wanted.” I tried to sound calm, rational.

“You kicked my bike!” Then she began to cry. Really cry.

“Shh, baby, don’t cry. C’mon, don’t cry. I’m not fucking worth it.”

“You smell like sex.”

“I didn’t do anything wrong.” But it felt like I had.

“I know,” she wailed.

“Shh, stop crying.” It was ineffectual but I didn’t know what else to do. All I wanted was her sweet smile to return. Guilt was eating me alive. I hadn’t felt this shitty in twelve years.

About the Author...

Sybil grew up in Northern California with her head in a book and her feet in the sand. She used to dream of becoming a painter but the heady scent of libraries with their shelves full of books about wistful summer days and first loves drew her into the world of storytelling. Her true literary love is the New Adult genre but really, any story about a love so desperately wrong and impossibly beautiful, makes her swoon.

Sybil now resides in Southern Florida and while she doesn't get to read as much as she likes, she still buries her toes in the sand. If she's not writing or fighting to contain the banana plantation in her backyard, you can find her spending time with her handsomely tattooed husband, her brilliantly practical son and a mischievous miniature boxer who stole her heart.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Sybil! Can't wait to read this one! Love the cover, love the blurb and love the teaser! Good luck on your tour :)

  2. What a hot summer read! Thanks for sharing.

    1. Thanks for stopping by BookLady! Good luck in the giveaway :)