Blog Tour & Giveaway: Everything by NB Baker
by NB Baker
Tour Organizer: N K Author Services
A shocking tale of romance and deception, N.B. Baker’s Everything is an impressive debut that proves no secret is ever really buried. Ella Stone is struggling to pick up the pieces of her life. Abandoned by her parents when she was an infant, both of the grandparents who raised her are now gone. Facing her future for the first time, Ella decides to move to Detroit in order to be near her two best friends. After a misguided relationship with a man she finds in bed with another woman, Ella begins doubting her life-changing move. That is, until she meets Chance St. John. When Chance fends off a brutal attack, he and Ella share an instant connection. As the two get to know each other, their passionate exploits both in and out of the bedroom make way for a deeper connection for which neither one was quite prepared. But despite their increasing closeness, Ella can’t shake the feeling that Chance is hiding something from her. His frequent nightmares and skittish responses point to a secret in his past that haunts him still. While Ella attempts to uncover Chance’s mysterious past, her own life takes a turn for the strange. As Everything builds to its explosive climax, Ella must discover the truth before Chance’s dark past consumes them both.
N.B. Baker is Iowa born, 12 years ago she moved to Wyoming where she resides with her husband, children, their four legged children Kiera and Jade. She loves to write in the spare time she has, after working 40 hours in the financial world, playing wife, and mommy, (aka chef, doctor, house keeper, taxi driver, zoo keeper, homing device, and much more.)
N.B. Baker has always believed in the unbreakable bond between best friends; love at first sight and happily ever after.
“Everything” is N.B. Baker’s debut novel.
As I pull out of the parking lot, the music disappears and is replaced by something
that sounds like a crumpling soda can. I feel my body jerk into the window,
and what feels like a million needles hit my bare skin. A sharp pain runs the entire
length of the left side of my body. I feel warm liquid running down my face,
and every time I try to open my eyes, they burn like someone is stabbing them
with red-hot pokers. I try to move to relieve some of the pain, but I can’t; my
body is pinned down. I start to scream for someone to help me, but everything
goes dark before a single sound can leave me.
The band has started to play a slow song. Chance grabs my hand and leads me
out onto the dance floor. He stops and turns around. He takes my hands,
lifting them over my head as he runs his hand down my arms. I start swaying my
hips slowly to the music, brushing against him. I hear him let out a low growl.
He tucks his head into my neck and lets his hands continue to travel down my
sides and over my hips to the hem of my dress. There are those hundreds of hummingbirds
flying around in my stomach. I run my hands across his chest and
then lower my body to the beat of the music. My hands keep wandering down
his muscular legs and then back up until they are around his neck again. Chance
has his arm folded around my back and tugs my leg up to his hip.
I am so absorbed in him that I have forgotten that we’re in public surrounded
by a ton of people. The music stops, and there is a loud explosion of applause and
whistles. I’m beyond shocked when I realize that it’s not for the band but for the
show that Chance and I just put on.
Justin and Sarah are walking off the dance floor beside us. Justin looks down
at me with a big-brother expression on his face. “You’re lucky I don’t ground you
for that!” I can feel my face turn bright red, and all I can do is smack him.a Rafflecopter giveaway