Tuesday, November 1, 2016

NBtM: Unwrapping a Marriage by Reana Malori and Michel Prince

Unwrapping a Marriage
by Reana Malori and Michel Prince


GENRE:  Contemporary Romance



What do you do when the love that once set you free, feels like it’s holding you prisoner?

Sterling and Elizabeth Jackson have built a life most would envy. A beautiful home, two wonderful children and a very comfortable lifestyle. Yet something is tearing them apart. With divorce looming, they are trying to make it through the holiday season for their family. 

With clashing schedules, demands from employers and two busy kids, the former lovers have managed to stay out of each other’s orbit, at least for a while. But Fate, or maybe their well-meaning family, has set them up on a collision course.

Past memories bubble up to the surface and there’s nothing to stem the flow. What once was amazing has turned hurtful and full of pain. But is that the real story? Is it too late for a couple who once lived and breathed for each other to find their way back? 

There’s a thin line between love and hate. Will Sterling and Elizabeth be able to mend a love that seems broken and lost, or will the final pull on the holiday ribbon unwrap their last chance to save their marriage.


Excerpt Two:

Somber music started playing from the den and Sterling felt a pull to find out what Beth was doing. They’d spent too many nights ruminating within their own thoughts to ever know what the other might be thinking. This was their problem. Why had he come home determined to find a way to get his wife back, only to go into a separate room?

Rounding the corner, he saw her sitting amongst a pile of toys almost reaching the ceiling. Wearing only a tan oversized sweater and pair of fuzzy socks, she looked snuggled in amongst the presents she was wrapping. On the floor where she sat was her half-full glass of white wine, along with the plate of cheese, crackers, sausage and wrapping paper she was measuring. He smiled when he noticed the grapes were all gone.

“I’ve heard of divorcing parents spoiling their kids to compensate for the loss, but don’t you think you went a little overboard?” Sterling asked as he stood in the doorway of the den

Beth didn’t look up from the task at hand. Instead, the hiss of the scissors slicing through the paper disrupted the music. “If you must know, divorcing parents also forget important things, like their kids presents. Sadly, not one of these are for our children.”

“Then why are you being an elf?”

“Because Christine couldn’t be bothered with it I guess. Too much planning for her big trip back home to San Diego to think about the kids in Chicago.” Beth finished taping the paper to the box and then picked up an empty sheet of labels. “Damn it.” She stretched her neck and hunted around without getting up.

Sterling saw a pile on the desk across the room and pointed to them. “Those what you’re looking for?” he asked, a bit afraid to enter the Tetris like maze Beth had created.

“Yes,” she said as she pulled herself up.

Then he caught a glimpse of the crest of her ass right before the sweater dropped to her thick thigh. Sucking in his lips, he felt his hands tingle imagining the feel of it again. Tasting his way from the back of her knee around front as he worked his way to her core.


AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Reana Malori

Reana Malori writes Contemporary novels focusing on Multicultural / Interracial Romance. She firmly believes that love in all its forms should be celebrated and her stories reflect that belief. She hopes to weave stories that pull the reader into her world and helps them to share in her universe, even if only for a short time.
An avid reader since the age of 14, she decided to pursue her passion in 2009 and released her first novella, To Love a Marine. Since then, she has released more than 20 books, to include Weekend Fling, Escape to Heaven, Closer to You and Finding Faith.
When she is not writing, you can most often find her enjoying a good book as she is, first and foremost, a romance reader. Reana currently resides in Montclair, Virginia with her husband and two sons who keep her busy laughing, having fun, and making sure she doesn’t take herself too seriously.

Michel Prince

Michel Prince is an author who graduated with a bachelor degree in History and Political Science. Michel writes new adult and adult paranormal romance as well as contemporary romance.
With characters yelling "It's my turn damn it!!!" She tries to explain to them that alas, she can only type a hundred and twenty words a minute and they will have wait their turn. She knows eventually they find their way out of her head and to her fingertips and she looks forward to sharing them with you.



Buy links:

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Interview with Michel Prince and Reana Malori:

Where do you get inspiration for your stories?

Michel-Where don’t I get them is easier. It might be a half heard conversation, a strange breeze, a song or a weirdly shaped tree. And I always love a challenge. Although I don’t always submit for open calls, but I do like looking at the story ideas.

Reana – From the world around me. A song, a picture, an overheard conversation, or even just a funny situation that I’m in with my family. It’s always something new and different. Inspiration can come from anything, but I enjoy when the regular details of life generate ideas for a story.

How did you do research for your book?

Michel-Depends on what I need, legal things I go to the state’s bar association and review the legal precedence. Sometimes it’s talking to friends that live in the area. Other times I go to the place and immerse myself. If it’s historical research I have many different ways I research since that’s my educational background. My favorite way is to sit down with someone in the profession of my hero or heroine and talk about their career, especially for my football series. I love talking football with NFL players both current and retired.

Reana – It depends. I use the resources available to me via the Internet or people that I knew who have lived the life. Whether it’s a military service member or speaking with a widower who lost his wife, I go to the people who can give me the true honesty of what they went through and how life changed for them. I research the restaurants or locations where my characters live so that I can accurately explain the world around them. I use various methods, but it will depend on the universe I’m building within the story.

Do you have another profession besides writing?

Michel-I am a photographer, you can see my work on the cover of Unwrapping a Marriage. Also I work for a health care company in their business office.

Reana – I work in human resources at a cyber security company.

If you could go back in time, where would you go?

Michel- As a history major this is really hard for me. I’d love to just cruise through the decades, but there’s a part of me that’s always wanted to go back and meet Laura Ingalls Wilder. Not sure why since I read Maude Hart Lovelace, but if she’s anything like the TV show I know we’d be best friends.

Reana – I love the perceived simplicity of the 1950s and 1960s. I love the method of dressing, the hot rod cars, the music. I love modern day and all of its technological advances, but there’s a nostalgic feeling about that period of time that I would enjoy experiencing, even if for one or two days.

What is your next project?

Michel- My second book in my Love by the Yard Series, Second and Short is coming out in December. You’ll get to meet offensive lineman Dalton Gresham as he spends his bye week on a lake in Wisconsin no longer plagued with the fake persona he has to put out to the world.

Reana – My Four Kings series, which will be released in the Spring of 2017. Four different stories featuring men who are “everyday” guys. They’re not rich. They’re hard workers. They just live life. But during the course of the four books, each one meets the woman that completes them. I’m very excited.



Reana Malori and Michel Prince will be awarding a $15 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.

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  1. Replies
    1. You are very welcome. Best wishes for you and your book!!

  2. Congrats on the tour, the book looks great, and thanks for the chance to win :)

  3. Thanks so much for having us on your blog today!

    1. You are very welcome. Best wishes for you and your book!!

  4. Great excerpt and interview, sounds like a book I can get wrapped up in!

  5. Thanks for the giveaway; I like the excerpt. :)

  6. Great excerpt, I'm looking forward to reading this one!

  7. Do you read yourself and if so what is your favorite genre?

  8. What made you want to become a writer?

  9. If you could have been the author of any book ever written, which book would you choose?

  10. What do you love most about the writing process?

  11. What tactics do you have when writing? (For example: outline or just write)

  12. What is your favorite part of the book?

  13. Have you written any other books that are not published?

  14. Back from vacation and back to posting and sharing.

  15. Congrats on the new book and good luck on the book tour!