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♥ ♥ ♥ Cover reveal sign ups: http://wp.me/p1WPf3-1bn At first, Rick Delaney watched Vee Wyland with the hungry eyes of a fox as if she were a rabbit … his rabbit. But one day, he slunk away without notice. When he returns, that … Continue reading

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Cover RevealIf you’re excited for The Rental and want to show off the cover on reveal day, August 21st, then read on!

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Reveal date: August 21, 2014
Reveal time: MUST be posted between 7 a.m. and before 6 p.m. of the 21st. (no earlier)

Title: The Rental
Author: Rebecca Berto
Series: book #1
Genre: Erotic Romance
Publication date: September 22, 2013

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At first, Rick Delaney watched Vee Wyland with the hungry eyes of a fox as if she were a rabbit … his rabbit. But one day, he slunk away without notice.

Months away from graduating high school, Vee’s life is on the verge of crumbling. At home, dire finances and long hours test her family. Her boyfriend hardly pays attention to her. And she can’t shake her feelings for his older brother, Rick.

Then, all in one night, tragedy tears her teetering life into shreds.

When Rick and Vee reunite, the sparks fly. However, she unwittingly signs away a future for both of them. In his world, a place called The Rental, she becomes Victoria and Rick becomes Rhett. One part of her watches with fascination, while the other unfurls and embraces her sexual awakening. It began as a game, but the consequences are real.

Following their heart’s desire is forbidden, but walking away could strip their hope for a future.

The Rental is an erotic romance that explores how sex isn’t purely physical; sometimes, it’s a gateway to your soul.

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This series follows stories from characters working at the company, The Rental. Book #1 and #2 follow Rick and Vee’s story.


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The Rental: blurb reveal!

8048905957_198c8c8751_oI’m so excited to reveal the blurb with you today for my novel, The Rental.

If you haven’t heard of it before, it’s the first book in a new erotic romance series. Book #1 and #2 focus on Rick and Vee, and the other books will focus on other characters you meet along the way.

Without further ado, here is the blurb . . .

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At first, Rick Delaney watched Vee Wyland with the hungry eyes of a fox as if she were a rabbit … his rabbit. But one day, he slunk away without notice.

Months away from graduating high school, Vee’s life is on the verge of crumbling. At home, dire finances and long hours test her family. Her boyfriend hardly pays attention to her. And she can’t shake her feelings for his older brother, Rick.

Then, all in one night, tragedy tears her teetering life into shreds.

When Rick and Vee reunite, the sparks fly. However, she unwittingly signs away a future for both of them. In his world, a place called The Rental, she becomes Victoria and Rick becomes Rhett. One part of her watches with fascination, while the other unfurls and embraces her sexual awakening. It began as a game, but the consequences are real.

Following their heart’s desire is forbidden, but walking away could strip their hope for a future.

The Rental is an erotic romance that explores how sex isn’t purely physical; sometimes, it’s a gateway to your soul.

✮✮✮

This series follows stories from characters working at the company, The Rental. Book #1 and #2 follow Rick and Vee’s story.

Release date: coming September 22, 2014

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Blunt and honest truths about my intentions for “The Rental”

326e2be500bd86d90ace2e75f9a75894I want to be blunt and honest with you. I’ve been giving hints about The Rental, but it’s time I let you in on my intentions.

This is first book in my erotic romance series. Vee and Rick’s journey to happiness together is explored and enhanced through sexual discovery, which is as important as the emotional romantic journey.

This isn’t a story about BDSM or Dom/Sub. What you’ll experience will be a sexual and boundary-pushing journey into exploring Vee and Rick’s, and maybe even your own, desires. This is a love story, and one where kink and sexuality is as important as the emotional romance.

That’s what this book is about: exploring human desire and the journey to get to true satisfaction.

Sooo, yeah, enjoy. And add THE RENTAL to your Goodreads shelf!

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“The Rental” – a teaser blurb and sexy picture!

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Erotic Romance
Book #1 of The Rental series
Release date: (coming 2014)

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he belongs to a dark & lucrative world
she has nothing to lose, everything to gain

until she learns the rules
she leaves; no future
he leaves; death

join the world of The Rental

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I’m back with The Rental, and it’s fresher and hotter than ever!

I’ve been pretty silent recently, and that’s because I’ve been working hard on my next release. It’s an erotic romance, and while I’m still working on the blurb and a new cover for it, I do have updates in the form of AH-MAY-ZING pictures and GIFs.

WARNING: What you are about to see is explicit and steamy hot, so proceed at your own risk ;)

First she was sad

and then he came

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and they couldn’t stop even when they should have

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but then her world shattered in an instant

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and she fell into a dark place alone and hurting

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but she re-united with him

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and they did this

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and then he was less careful

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and then all of this happened

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and this mind-blowing kind of stuff … *faints*

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Does that give you an idea of the story although I can’t provide you with the new cover or blurb yet? ;) hehe I hope so! You can view those photos and GIFs to your heart/body’s content and share this post all over social media.

I’m taking my time to perfect this book for you, but you can bet I’m working as fast as I can without burning out.

The FULL The Rental board is here on Pinterest for you to follow, gawk at, etc . . .

Thanks for your support!

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I wasn’t going to say anything, but . . .

. . . but I’ve had a few enquiries about my books, so I thought I should let you all know aloud what’s going on inside my head in case there are a few others, wondering silently.

I won’t be publishing books for a while. I don’t know what the book will be when that time comes again or when it will be, but I know that when I do publish more it won’t be any time in the near future.

In the meantime, I’ll be publishing my book reviews on Novel Girl. Please do comment and let me know what else you’d like to see me posting about since I won’t have my own book stuff to share anymore.

If you need a book cover designed, you can always visit me at Berto Designs. I have much more time to fit in clients these days, so drop by and check out the site, and send me an email if you’d like to chat about a project.

Thanks for all your support!


 

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The Rental: a teaser

Today’s post is micro short.

Tiny and cheeky.

But oh, so worth it.

Read on for a teaser from The Rental, Part 1, my upcoming release from a scorching new Erotic Romance series.

The Rental pt 1 teaserNovel Girl - book descriptionEighteen-year-old Vee Wyland is no stranger to loss. In the blink of an eye, she loses her father in a horrible accident. And when she needs her boyfriend the most, he leaves her for her best friend. Suddenly, the girl that had everything unravels, caught in a downward spiral of grief and financial loss.

Drop-dead gorgeous and old crush, Rick Delaney waltzes in and opens her up to the world of The Rental, where everything is for sale, except sex itself.

It seems easy enough … guarding your heart, but selling your body.

But it’s hard to trust your ex-boyfriend’s brother.

Dealing with his own demons, Rick is drawn to Vee and the white-hot sizzle that flares when she walks into a room. From the moment they re-unite, their sexual chemistry is undeniable. He ignites passion back into her dull world, and it seems all fun and games until feelings get involved.

Fall into the scorching new world of The Rental, where hearts get broken and the foreplay builds to a thrilling climax.

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Short n snappy reviews: The Night Circus, and Addicted To You

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

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The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. Within the black-and-white striped canvas tents is an utterly unique experience full of breathtaking amazements. It is called Le Cirque des Rêves, and it is only open at night.

But behind the scenes, a fierce competition is underway: a duel between two young magicians, Celia and Marco, who have been trained since childhood expressly for this purpose by their mercurial instructors. Unbeknownst to them both, this is a game in which only one can be left standing. Despite the high stakes, Celia and Marco soon tumble headfirst into love, setting off a domino effect of dangerous consequences, and leaving the lives of everyone, from the performers to the patrons, hanging in the balance.

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Beautiful, magical, everything a fairytale is.

That’s how I describe this book. It’s definitely “literary” in its writing style. Erin makes you feel like you’re a child in an adult’s body, being read a bedtime story all over again.

Not only is this book about magic in all it’s classical, circus style but when you read it, your mind also escapes to Erin’s specially crafted world of THE NIGHT CIRCUS where you forget you’re reading a made up story and revel in the detailed story all around you.

If you want breathtaking storytelling, this is your book. It’s everything stories are meant to be and I just wish I had read (heard) it as an audiobook.

5 stars and recommended to those who love fairy tales (the real ones, not the Disney versions).

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Addicted to You by Krista and Becca Ritchie

Addicted To You

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Novel Girl - book descriptionShe’s addicted to sex. He’s addicted to booze…the only way out is rock bottom.

No one would suspect shy Lily Calloway’s biggest secret. While everyone is dancing at college bars, Lily stays in the bathroom. To get laid. Her compulsion leads her to one-night stands, steamy hookups and events she shamefully regrets. The only person who knows her secret happens to have one of his own.

Loren Hale’s best friend is his bottle of bourbon. Lily comes at a close second. For three years, they’ve pretended to be in a real relationship, hiding their addictions from their families. They’ve mastered the art of concealing flasks and random guys that filter in and out of their apartment.

But as they sink beneath the weight of their addictions, they cling harder to their destructive relationship and wonder if a life together, for real, is better than a lie. Strangers and family begin to infiltrate their guarded lives, and with new challenges, they realize they may not just be addicted to alcohol and sex.

Their real vice may be each other.

Novel Girl - my reviewOutstanding.

Addicted To You was a visual, exciting and eye-popping read. The writing was refined and developed, making every scene from parties to sex to the root of Lo and Lily’s respective alcohol and sex addictions come to life around you. I had my popcorn in a bucket and was happily sitting front row to a sexy, riveting, yet deeply engrossing show.

I bought book #1.5 and #2 promptly am SO excited for this series. Book #1 was complete and fulfilling, but there’s so much more left to experience. Great storytelling right there.

- Writing = 5 stars
– Story/plot = 5 stars
– Characters = 5
– Heat level = moderately high
– TOTAL = :D

Big 5 stars!

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Blurb writing: you can do it (well)!

I’m in the process of revising my next novel, The Rental, an erotic romance in a series of books centred about characters working at The Rental, an escort-type agency where anything is possible except the sale of the most intimate act: sex. It’s an eye-catching topic and I knew from months ago I had to do it justice and get a killer blurb written for it.

Helpful Links

I won’t repeat information since there are so many resources out there, but I’ll direct you to the most helpful ones I found in my Googling expeditions. All these links below share some of the tips I really value when it comes to a good blurb: length, evocative words and imagery, killer opening and closing, conflict.

  1. 5 Tips – How to Write a Winning Book Blurb → Mentions use of certain “hook” words; write in a style similar to your book; use the book’s main theme as a way to focus the blurb.
  2. 5 Tips for Writing a Compelling Book Blurb by Amy Wilkins → Use shoutlines; use an excerpt from the manuscript; end with conflict.
  3. How To Write Back Blurb For Your Book → Hint the plot only; name main characters; use a question or hint of mystery that begs to be answered.
  4. The 5 core elements of a book blurb (and why you should know them) → pick-up line; don’t be misleading; keep them wanting more.
  5. How to Write a Brilliant Blurb for Your Book → Search for the subheading called: “Five basic elements”. It lists a sentence broken up by (1), (2), (3), (4) and (5) showing you a structure. There is other great advice, so keep reading that post.

Word Count

I’ve heard a lot about suggested word counts, but I wanted to find out myself what the bestselling books were using. If you’ve heard of most of the books in the below list, you’ll know they’re huge sellers. I’ve used all popular books here as that blurb has obviously sold the book well. The word count difference is interesting.

Note the suggest word count ranges from 100-150 words.

Average Blurb Lengths

Book Blurb count
Twilight 151
Fifty Shades of Grey 152
The Submissive 138
The Siren 150
Bared to You 118
The Hunger Games 106
Harry Potter 145
The Giver 97
The Book Thief 140
The Perks of Being a Wallflower 187
Looking For Alaska 142
Wintergirls 167
The Da Vinci Code 222
The Time Traveler’s Wife 174
Water for Elephants 145
TOTAL 149

A working example

This is the go I had of my next novel, The Rental:

Would you sell your body for everything but sex if you needed the money?

That’s the dilemma for eighteen-year-old, Vee Wyland. Three months ago she lost her father, and her boyfriend and her best friend deceived her in the worst way. All in one night. Her boyfriend’s brother, Rick Delaney, witnesses the event, supporting her for a fleeting moment.

One night she loses her job, halving the already tight income her mum and her depend on. She runs into Rick Delaney who propositions her.

Become a rental. Sell yourself for everything but sex.

From the moment Vee and Rick re-unite, their sexual chemistry is scorching. He ignites passion back into dull world. It’s simple enough until emotions are involved.

Fall into the scorching new world of The Rental, where the foreplay builds to a thrilling climax.

That was great (in my biased opinion), but read the current blurb, written by a friend (whom I am very indebted to and love!) of mine who knew nothing of the story but the key details I gave her, and then tweaked by me:

Eighteen-year-old Vee Wyland is no stranger to loss. In the blink of an eye, she loses her father in a horrible accident. And when she needs her boyfriend the most, he leaves her for her best friend. Suddenly, the girl that had everything unravels, caught in a downward spiral of grief and financial loss.

Drop-dead gorgeous and old crush, Rick Delaney waltzes in and opens her up to the world of The Rental, where everything is for sale, except sex itself.

It seems easy enough … guarding your heart, but selling your body.

But it’s hard to trust your ex-boyfriend’s brother.

Dealing with his own demons, Rick is drawn to Vee and the white-hot sizzle that flares when she walks into a room. From the moment they re-unite, their sexual chemistry is undeniable. He ignites passion back into her dull world, and it seems all fun and games until feelings get involved.

Fall into the scorching new world of The Rental, where hearts get broken and the foreplay builds to a thrilling climax.

The idea is to separate yourself from the story as the writer, and write the blurb as a marketing guru. So give yourself time, do a heap of blurb writing research, and get outside opinions to give you honest pointers.

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