BOTM March 2015

A passionate excerpt from Deep Blue Eternity

March Book of the Month

 

Experience the heartstopping tale of angst and redemption in this excerpt from Natasha Boyd's new novel, DEEP BLUE ETERNITY.

 

CHAPTER ONE

I wondered what would piss off my parents the most, the fact I ran away or that I stole their money to do it. Either way, I assumed they’d be relieved to see the back of me.

The train jerked and vibrated. What had felt like an interesting sensation against my cheek when I first pressed my face against the grimy window now made my skin numb and my teeth jar. Yet still I didn’t move away from the cold glass where I watched the outskirts of our nation’s capital roll and shudder past me.

I’d made the connection in Washington, D.C. without too much trouble, switching from my northeast-bound train from Atlanta in order to head south down the coast, and hadn’t had to show my identification again.

It was a gamble, but I knew if my parents looked for me they were likely to follow the trail where I’d purchased the train tickets online from Atlanta to New Orleans with their credit card. I’d confirmed and printed the tickets. Online, I didn’t have to show my identification. But when I’d bought the ticket to Savannah with my own cash and in person, I’d had to. I looked like the blonde girl in the picture. Too much like her, in fact. So no one questioned it. Oddly, the only way to head south toward Savannah had been to go north first. I reasoned it put me one step ahead of them if they decided to report me missing. I’d had to ditch my phone too. The idea made me jittery, as now I had no music to get lost in.

Upon entering the final train, I’d immediately located the restroom and pulled the wig off before finding my seat.

We rolled through a tunnel, and everything was pitch black, my stark pale face surrounded by jet-black hair and punctuated with black-rimmed eyes flashing back at me. I sat back abruptly, just as the daylight appeared again. It was going to be an uncomfortable thirteen hours. Rifling through my Indian fabric drawstring bag, my hand closed around the small cylinder. I pulled out the orange plastic and checked the label was what I needed. Amy Orr, whoever she was, shouldn’t have left her prescriptions lying around. But I was grateful she had. I shook a small white pill that had cost me far too much into my hand and washed it down with my soda.

 

I still felt groggy when I woke up as the train pulled into Savannah around half past four in the morning. Pulling my cardigan closer around me, I wound my gray scarf around my neck and stood up on wobbly legs, my back stiff and sore. It was dark and would be for a while yet. I had no idea what time the sun came up in February, but I assumed it was probably after seven. The urge to just find a bench and get horizontal was overwhelming, but I could sleep when I got to the cottage.

I wondered what kind of shape the cottage was in. Grams had died almost ten years ago, and since she left it to Abby and me, and had barely spoken a word to my parents for as long as I could remember, the chances were high that the place had completely caved in. Still, it had to be better than where I was coming from.

And it was mine.

All mine, now that Abby was gone. My parents didn’t know I knew about it, which made it the perfect hiding place. Abby had given me a key for it and asked me to keep the secret. I was so grateful I had. Would they even bother to look for me? Uncle Mike probably would, but he didn’t know I knew either. The chance he’d find me would always be at the back of my mind, but it was a chance I had to take.

I’d left a note that was as bitingly sterile as the rare words either of my parents uttered in my direction, but hopefully ensured I wouldn’t be considered a missing person.

I’ll get out of your way now.

Don’t look for me.

Olivia.

Looking down at my trembling fingers, I tried to ignore my tight chest. I was scared about what I was doing. But more scared to stay. I’d waited as long as I could stand. A job to feed myself and maybe fix the place up was a necessity. The meager amount of money I had on me would barely get me by. But the idea that I could start over and be someone with no past and no expectations was a heady rush. A complete reinvention of who I was.

And I’d be safe.

I squared my shoulders, squinting my tired eyes at the signs to find the exit. Taking a taxi would dent my cash further. But according to the map I’d printed, the marina I needed to hitch a boat ride from was way too far out of downtown Savannah for me to make it on foot. I was almost free.

 

DEEP BLUE ETERNITY is out in paperback and ebook on 26th March!

 

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Deep Blue Eternity

By Natasha Boyd

From the author of the award-winning Eversea and Forever, Jack. Fans of the intensely emotional romance of Nicholas Sparks, Jamie McGuire, Abbi Glines and Monica Murphy will lose their hearts to Natasha Boyd's powerful, epic love story, Deep Blue Eternity.

Livvy is on the run. And she's escaped to the one place nobody will ever find her. But the isolated cottage isn't empty. Her refuge is home to a troubled stranger, Tom, there for reasons of his own. In the intimacy of the abandoned cottage, and the remote wilderness of the island, the electrifying connection between them is impossible to ignore. Both running from their histories and shielding dark secrets, their pasts catch up with them and collide in an unimaginable way. Deep emotions and powerful chemistry face a painful battle with the tangle of lies, and scars of the past. If the truth emerges, hearts will be shattered. Can love conquer?

Passionate. Devastating. Explosive. Natasha Boyd will take your breath away with her unforgettable love stories. Don't miss Eversea and Forever, Jack.

Boyd skillfully navigates the scorching physical desire and personal insecurities of her protagonists, crafting a relationship that is tense, torrid and sure to keep the pages turning... Fans will find much to enjoy here...
A dark, often troubling, but ultimately rewarding story of secrets, lies and the power of love

Boyd creates magic once againNatasha Boyd weaves a fascinating tale of love, loss, heartache and redemptionA perfect blend of heartbreak, angst, romance, steam and pure love in its rawest and sometimes most painful form5 Eversea* glass Loving Stars!A heartstoppingly powerful, deeply passionate new novel from the acclaimed author of Eversea and Forever, Jack.

Natasha Boyd is a writer with a background in marketing and public relations. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, and lives in the coastal Carolina Lowcountry, complete with Spanish moss, alligators and mosquitoes the size of tiny birds. She has a husband, two sons and a cat named Tuna.

Find her on Facebook: www.facebook.com/authornatashaboyd, Follow her on Twitter @lovefrmlowcntry or visit her website www.natashaboyd.com for more information.

HEADLINE ETERNAL: Whether your taste runs to sizzlingly passionate erotic romance, thrillingly exciting suspense, out-of-this-world, provocative paranormals, irresistibly sexy and heart-warming contemporaries or intense, emotionally powerful new adult, this is the home of exceptional romance for every mood.AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR: Natasha's debut novel, EVERSEA, was originally a US self-published e-book bestseller and a Winter Rose Contest Finalist in 2013, in addition to being the winner of the Digital Book Award for Adult Fiction in 2014.A HOT NEW TALENT IN A HOT CATEGORY: New Adult romance exploded in the US, making No. 1 ebook bestsellers of authors such as Jamie McGuire, H. M. Ward and Katy Evans. Natasha Boyd is a rising star in the New Adult romance area and her deeply emotional romances will also appeal to readers of the timeless love stories of Nicholas Sparks. EVERSEA and FOREVER, JACK were sold at auction for a six-figure sum to Lyx in Germany.
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Eversea: Eversea 1 (A Butler Cove Novel)

By Natasha Boyd

Eversea is the first gorgeous Butler Cove novel from Natasha Boyd. You loved Nicholas Sparks' Noah Calhoun. You lusted after Jamie McGuire's Travis Maddox. You'll be dreaming about Jack Eversea...

An orphaned, small-town, southern girl, held hostage by responsibility and self-doubt.

A Hollywood A-list mega-star, on the run from his latest scandal and with everything to lose.

A chance encounter that leads to an unlikely arrangement and epic love affair that will change them both for ever.

As powerful as the pounding surf, as intoxicating as the sea breeze, this is one love affair you won't be able to forget about...

Don't miss the electrifying sequel, Forever, Jack, and return to Butler Cove in the novella My Star, My Love and novels All The Jazz and Beach Wedding. Or dive into the powerful, epic love story Deep Blue Eternity.

A completely captivating readYou will get lost in the characters and their stories. This book is escapism at its very best. A beautiful coming of age story with lots of lovely romance mixed inAn absolutely sexy, heart-touching tale of finding oneself and discovering love along the way. Eversea is brilliantly written with lovable characters and wonderful story that left me wanting moreSo if you'd like a book that's full of vibrant characters, swoon (fracking hot) males that leave you hot under the collar, and just generally a book that leaves you wanting so much more, then pick this book up!A sultry, sea-swept setting makes the perfect location for this sexy New Adult romance, ideal for fans of Nicholas Sparks' The Notebook and Jamie McGuire's Beautiful Disaster.

Natasha Boyd is a writer with a background in marketing and public relations. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, and lives in the coastal Carolina Lowcountry, complete with Spanish moss, alligators and mosquitoes the size of tiny birds. She has a husband, two sons and a cat named Tuna.

Find her on Facebook: www.facebook.com/authornatashaboyd, Follow her on Twitter @lovefrmlowcntry or visit her website www.natashaboyd.com for more information.

Originally self-published in the US, EVERSEA became an instant hit, and its combination of impressive sales and overwhelmingly 5-star reviews brought Natasha Boyd international acclaimThe New Adult romance category has exploded in the US, making No. 1 ebook bestsellers of authors such as Jamie McGuire, H. M. Ward and Katy Evans. Natasha Boyd is a rising star in the New Adult romance areaThere is huge anticipation for the sequel to EVERSEA, which will be called FOREVER, JACK, also featuring Jack Eversea, which is coming in December 2013EVERSEA was a Winter Rose Contest Finalist in 2013EVERSEA and FOREVER, JACK were recently sold at auction for a six-figure sum to Lyx in Germany
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Forever, Jack: Eversea 2 (A Butler Cove Novel)

By Natasha Boyd

Following Eversea, Forever, Jack is the second gorgeous Butler Cove novel from Natasha Boyd. Nicholas Sparks introduced you to Noah Calhoun. Jamie McGuire brought you Travis Maddox. Now meet Jack Eversea, and prepare to be swept away...

When Hollywood movie star Jack Eversea stumbled into sleepy Butler Cove, he had no idea he would encounter the only 'real' thing that's ever happened to him - only to let her slip through his fingers...

Small-town girl Keri Ann Butler's life changed the night she met Jack Eversea. But suddenly he was gone, and she had to pick up the pieces and start again.

Now Jack is back, with one thing on his mind. Winning back the girl who stole his heart. Whatever it takes. But is it too late?

Passionate. Devastating. Explosive. Unforgettable. Forever, Jack, will take your breath away. Find out where it all began in Natasha Boyd's award-winning first novel, Eversea, and return to Butler Cove in the novella My Star, My Love and novels All The Jazz and Beach Wedding. Or dive into the powerful, epic love story Deep Blue Eternity.

Boyd creates magic once againNatasha Boyd weaves a fascinating tale of love, loss, heartache and redemptionA perfect blend of heartbreak, angst, romance, steam and pure love in its rawest and sometimes most painful form5 Eversea* glass Loving Stars!Sun. Sand. Surf. Sex appeal. This New Adult romance combines the romance of Nicholas Sparks with the raw passion of Jamie McGuire's Beautiful Disaster. An intoxicating combination.

Natasha Boyd is a writer with a background in marketing and public relations. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, and lives in the coastal Carolina Lowcountry, complete with Spanish moss, alligators and mosquitoes the size of tiny birds. She has a husband, two sons and a cat named Tuna.

Find her on Facebook: www.facebook.com/authornatashaboyd, Follow her on Twitter @lovefrmlowcntry or visit her website www.natashaboyd.com for more information.

FOREVER, JACK is the eagerly awaited sequel to EVERSEA, Natasha Boyd's award-winning debut novel which was a US self-published e-book bestsellerThe New Adult romance category has exploded in the US, making No. 1 ebook bestsellers of authors such as Jamie McGuire, H. M. Ward and Katy Evans. Natasha Boyd is a rising star in the New Adult romance areaEVERSEA was a Winter Rose Contest Finalist in 2013EVERSEA and FOREVER, JACK were recently sold at auction for a six-figure sum to Lyx in Germany