Monday 24 March 2014

Cover Re-Reveal ~ Strip Me Bare by Marissa Carmel

Today we're excited to be revealing the new cover to Marissa Carmel's hit, Strip Me Bare! 

Title: Strip Me Bare
Marissa Carmel
Genre: New Adult
October 10, 2013  

Cover Art: Cover Me, Darling

 I may have had more lovers than you, and I may take my clothes off for countless women, but you are the only one who can strip me bare.

Do you ever stop loving someone just because theyre gone? Five years ago Ryan Pierce disappeared from Alana Remingtons life without leaving so much as a post-it note behind. He was the one she gave her heart to, her soul to, and her virginity to.  So imagine her surprise when she finds him
dancing at one of NYC
s hottest male revues as Jack the Stripper. 

Ryan never stopped loving Alana, and now that she serendipitously dropped back into his life, hes vowed never to lose her again.  But being together has its costs, and challenges Alana isnt sure she can handle.
She finally has Ryan back; but how in the world is she supposed to share the love of her life with half of the women in New York City?

We stop in front of some hanging crystals. They clink as Ryan pushes them aside, after you. 

I walk under an orange spotlight, into a small space with a white leather couch deep enough to lie on and walls a warm golden yellow. 

Ryan steps in behind me and presses his body flush against mine. My mind races. 
Is he really going to do this? Am I really going to let him?Can I even handle this? Five minutes ago he was with another woman. Quite possibly in this same room doing God only knows what.  

Why do you do this Ryan? I expel. I know he explained it in words, but I need to experience it to truly understand.  

He ambles around me so close; the only thing separating us is a whisper of air. 
I told you, the money, he says as he unbuttons his shirt.  

You said women too, I watch him cautiously, my gaze jumping between his eyes and his chest. 

That was before you walked back into my life. Youre the only woman I want to touch now. The others, like you saw before, its just an act. A business transaction. Its what I have to do to get what Iwant.
Doesnt it make them feel used? I flick my eyes up at him. 

It mustnt. They always come back.   

You like it. I saw your face. That wasnt an act.  

Ryan stands right in front of me, his shirt unbuttoned and dangling open. I wont lie to you Alana, Ill never lie to you, his tone is hard, but seductive. I do like the attention. But its not real. Its my job to sell attractiveness and fantasy, and I do it well. But thats all it is, fantasy and I know it. When Im with you, thats my real.
My breath catches when he says the word real. I cant help but find the irony in his words; Im exactly to him what he is to me. Two people one and the same, both living a double life to get what they want; a future and each other.  

And that is what I want. A future, with Ryan.   

I go to put my hands on his chest, but he steps away shaking his head no. In this room, its all about you, he walks around, stopping right behind me. You have to tell me what you want Alana, he whispers in my ear and I almost go limp, the sound of his voice is erotic as hell.  

I swallow hard, but cant utter a single word, because truth be told, I have no freakin idea what I want. At least, not in this scenario.  

Ryan starts to rub my shoulders. I think he can feel my hesitation. 

Why are you so tense? This is supposed to be fun.
Fun? The word rattles around in my head. Fun - a time or feeling of enjoyment or amusement. Okay, lets have some fun. 

I turn around to face him and our eyes lock. Show me.  

Show you what? his tone dripping with sensuality.  

Show me Jack the Stripper.

Holy fuck!   

Praise for Strip Me Bare!
-This story was absolutely amazing. Marissa Carmel is fabulous and
her writing style is phenomenal. You can feel the emotions coming right off the pages into your heart and soul
It's hot and steamy and trust me you will say Oh MY! Read it, read it, read it!- Amazon

-This book is all about second chances and starting over, learning
to trust and finding yourself. It's an amazing read- Amazon

-5 stripping stars- Angie's Reading

-This book surprised me in the best way. The way it's written makes
the story flow perfectly, and I absolutely adore Alana's spunk. And the fact that Ryan fights to get back what he lost the moment he sees Alana again tugs and pulls at the heart strings in all the right ways. I absolutely cannot wait for the next book with these two characters to see just how this all started.-

Marissa Carmel has loved writing ever since a young age. She
has a duel degree in History and Political Science, but took as many creative writing classes in college as she could. She spent most of her twenties bartending, which is where she met her husband and a multitude of interesting people. When she
s not reading or writing, shes hanging out with her family, experimenting in her kitchen or doing yoga on the living room floor. 

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