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Waiting on Wednesday: Blind Obsession by Ella Frank

Posted on 13 March, 2013 by in Ella Frank, Giveaways, Waiting on Wednesday / 127 comments

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For our first Waiting on Wednesday, we are happy to share a teaser from the upcoming book, Blind Obsession by Ella Frank, scheduled for release April 2013.  Enter using Rafflecopter below for a chance to win an ARC of this amazing book!
 

*Disclaimer: May be edited or deleted prior to publication. 

 
 

“Ok then, let’s start at the beginning.”
He takes a deep breath and for some reason I hold mine before he finally blows it out. “Go ahead.”
Shifting in my seat I begin, “What inspired you to paint your critically acclaimed series?”
He lifts a hand to stroke the stubble lining his cheeks and chin before he replies so softly I almost miss it.
“Beauty.” There’s a pregnant pause before he repeats louder, “Beauty inspired me.”
Scribbling this down I question without looking up, “Beauty of the world?” and without missing a beat he replies.
“No. Beauty of woman. One woman.”
Looking over at him I instantly know he means her and I feel myself swallow deeply. I now understand the reason for the focus on every stroke of the painting that is hung center stage, lit up as though it is the pride and joy of the house. That painting is beauty, and she is the one woman. The woman that had captured the attention of the entire world and brought their probing questions to this man’s door.
Urging my brain to catch up, I remind myself to be professional. To ask only what I need to, to build up to the parts of the story I so desperately want to know from this very private man, but instead of following my own directions I blurt out. “What moves you?”
He seems to think about this question longer than I expect him to, before he deflects with one of his own. “You don’t want to ask me the most obvious question first Miss Harris?”
Immediately I know what question he means, but I’m not ready to ask that yet. I’m here to learn about the vision behind the images and his side of this terrible nightmare. So no, I didn’t want to ask him the obvious, yet.
“I thought we decided on you calling me Gemma.” I point out, trying to keep it light.
Narrowing his eyes he tilts his head in a mock bow. That’s my signal to continue.
“What moves you?” I ask again.
For some reason I anticipate him having an answer at the ready, but as he sits there in thought, I picture the woman in the painting knowing he is thinking of her.
“What moves me?” he repeats my question.
I nod and wait, gripping the edge of my seat, and this is only my second question.
“The answer to that is the same to your first question Gemma. Beauty moves me.”
Scribbling that down I then bring my eyes back to his, “And beauty is one woman?” I clarify just to be sure. His eyes remain steadfast on mine as he tells me without a shred of doubt.
“Beauty is Chantel.”

 

Blind Obsession

Synopsis

Obsession, defined as the domination of one’s thoughts or feelings by a persistent idea, image or desire….

Chantel Rosenberg’s passion for music and life had never shone brighter than the time she spent in Bordeaux France. It’s a time when feelings arose and desires ran deep, a time that fundamentally changed her life.

A man living in seclusion, Phillipe Tibideau is haunted and plagued by memories he cannot disregard. Choosing to live a quiet life in his Chateau surrounded by the vineyards of France, he’s left his passion for art behind.

However, the time has arrived to tell his side of a tale. A tale that has depicted him as a ‘beautiful monster’ and he’s finally allowing someone close.

Close enough to ask questions. Questions he’s not sure he wants to answer. Questions about her.

For up and coming journalist Gemma Harris, the pursuit of truth is what drives her and when a job of a lifetime presents itself there is nothing in the world that will stop her from taking it.
Even if it does mean leaving her home for several months to stay at Chateau Tibideau, with him.

This is a story of what happens when three passionate lovers collide and the desire for truth, art and music merge.

Chateau Tibideau is a place full of unanswered questions, dark sinful desire and a beauty so hauntingly sad it will have you wondering how you will ever leave the same…..

 


 

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127 Responses to “Waiting on Wednesday: Blind Obsession by Ella Frank”

  1. Karen

    We are a society of instant gratification. We don’t like to wait, I am included in that. :p Especially if it is something that we are anticipating, to get it early is truly exciting! lol

  2. Lariza

    It’s so exciting to read an ARC because of all the anticipation for release- no waiting and that’s awesome!!

  3. Lori Thomas

    The exciting part about reading an ARC is knowing that you are reading the story before most people.

  4. Maria Malaveci

    That nobody else has read it yet….! Love Ella Frank, and I am looking forward to this book. Thanks so much for the giveaway ♥

  5. Gloria lancia

    What’s exciting is getting it first hand to read it before everyone else!!! You get to see everyone freak out over this book after you have read it first! 🙂

  6. Sónia Costa

    Sorry got carried away 🙂 The chance to go crazy, because you want to talk about the book and you cant 🙂 I love that feeling of waiting for a book to come out, and having it before will double the emotion because I want to blurt out to the world the crazy feelings I have and wont be able to. That would make the experience of reading a book for the first time a million times better 🙂

  7. Shelley Newham

    This sounds like a very good story. Looking forward to reading it..it’s on my growing TBR list. 🙂

  8. Brittany

    Cant wait for this book. I have never recieved an ARC before but I do think that it would be very exciting to read a book before everyone else has a chance to. Kinda like that little secret that you get to keep 🙂

  9. Brandelyn Harris

    What is exciting about reading an ARC prior to release?

    The fact that I get to read it before anyone else can is super exciting 🙂 I <3 Ella Frank!

  10. Missy

    what’s exciting about receiving an ARC….I don’t have to wait like everyone else! Thank you for the “teaser” and the chance to win!

  11. Jen Gerschick

    Sounds like this is going to be a great read! Love Ella’s writing, really enjoyed Enticed and Exquisite! Can’t wait for this one! Thanks for the teaser!

  12. Kirsty

    I love getting ARCs so that I can let everybody know how much I loved them before they are released.

  13. Tess H

    The special privilege of reading it before anyone else especially when you are already dying to read it! 🙂

    Thanks for the giveaway! Can’t wait to read Blind Obsession!!

    tess_halim(at)hotmail(dot)com

  14. Andie Wardlow

    The best thing about reading an arc is getting to enjoy the story before the rest of the world.

  15. Jennifer Zorko-Legan

    You get to find out before anyone else what happens in the book. You get to be the lucky first reader.

  16. Sherri Maughan

    Its like getting a private secret view of something exciting and huge!

  17. Danielle Hoover

    I recently read my first ARC and it was Suicide Note by Teresa Mummert! I was so excited for this book to come out and even more so once I was given the chance to read it before anyone else (besides other bloggers) It’s like being part of a secret club 🙂

  18. Ena Burnette

    I have received quit a few ARC copies and I love reading them and getting my review out there to help people decide if the book is right for them or not.

  19. Elliot

    I love to share all the goodness with others by reviewing the book and posting it everywhere!!

  20. Lorie

    Getting an ARC cuts down my countdown time especially if I waited months already. If I already waited months will a few more days kill me???? YES! That is why I love ARCs.

  21. Dawn Bush

    I love the fact that ARCs give you the option of reading a book without preconceived notions. There are no reviews or “hype” yet, you can formulate a pure opinion!

  22. Clista

    I have enjoyed Ella Frank’s other books. Would love to win this! Thanks I’ve never had an ARC book, so this would be cool!

  23. Heather DuBard

    ARC is unique in that not too many people have read what you’re reading. You get to it first before anyone else. Would love to win it!

  24. Nikki S

    I love ARCs because it’s fun to read a book before everyone else… then, I love writing reviews which can hopefully help others decide whether or not to read the book, too, once it’s released! 🙂

  25. Caitlin Coffey

    I think its exciting because we get to review it and bring other readers’ attention to it!

  26. Sheri

    because it would be fun to brag to others that I got to read it before it was released! lol

  27. Janey

    The feeling of reading an anticipated book before its release is quite euphoric! Especially one by Ella Frank..

  28. LaGina

    I love reading ARC’s because no one else has them yet and I can be like…..”Well, I read this book and it was sooooooo good. Oh, whats it called you asked? And bte, it aint out yet!!!” hahahaha

  29. Michelle Morris

    I love reading ARCs because I’m a spoiler junkie so when I get a book early, I can’t look up the ending online 😛

  30. Angela Love

    I like reading the Arc because 1. it’s not perfect and 2. I get to read it before all the other ladies dying to read from said Author!!! I like that it has imperfections though because it makes the Author more human and less superstar!!!! 🙂

    angelalove@uwmail.com

  31. Amy Malek Concepcion

    I’ve never gotten an ARC before but I hate waiting so I’d be happy to win one! Thanks!

  32. Christy Holodnak

    I’ve never had the luck of winning an ARC before but I would love to because I love reading and am too impatient to wait!

  33. Michelina

    The best part of getting an ARC is actually knowing that you are one of the few that get to feel all the emotions that the book could give you before it even goes LIVE!

    It’s would be an honor to receive one.

    Thanks for the chance to win it 😉

  34. Megan Keith

    I’ve only ever had one ARC before and I felt so honoured and privileged… just getting to experience something before other people, getting to help in the books promotion by recommending it before it was available, writing one of the first reviews was special. I felt as though the author was trusting me with something personal and special to them.

  35. Amanda Jones

    Definitely the fact that you can tell your friends that they have to get the book. Bragging rights are always cool.

  36. Mary

    The best thing is getting to read it and not having to wait. Not having to pretend to be patient. haha. Thanks ladies! 🙂

  37. Kim Montgomery

    Wow….let me see…so many things come to mind…Just being a part of helping a author with their book and hopefully help becoming a building block for that success. Word of mouth is a very big step for promoting an authors book and being an ARC would be an honor.

  38. Lauren Campbell

    Oops I didn’t finish what I was going to say. The book looks awesome and there is just something so excited to read an arc before. It is excitable and precious

  39. karen schevikhoven

    It’s really exciting to get an ARC copy. I’ve only gotten one other–It was neat to have it before everyone else received it. I was able to write a review for the author as well. Really enjoyed it!

  40. Kelly

    It’s exciting because you don’t have to wait as long and can hype it up to your friends who are still waiting 🙂

  41. lorraine m

    I’ve only had the pleasure of reading 1 ARC and It felt nice knowing I was able to read an authors words before the official release of her work. This teaser sounds intriguing and I look forward to reading it in it’s entirety.

  42. Jenny

    Getting an ARC is the best because I don’t have to wait and obsess over the release date 🙂

  43. Jen Berg

    I love getting ARC’s, as I feel it is a great responsibility to let others know about the book that I am reading and reviewing. It is a bonus to get to read it first; and it makes me feel important and special. I also respect the author’s hard work, so I take it very seriously when I am given an ARC.

  44. Maria D.

    This looks fantastic! Great pic for a Waiting on Wednesday choice. I like reading arcs because I get the scoop on a book before anyone else does….lol…Thanks for the giveaway!

  45. Damaris

    Getting it before it goes to the masses – just sweet. Like a movie premiere. Thanks for giveaway.

  46. Louisa M

    The most exciting thing about reading an ARC, is the instant gratification that comes with not having to wait until it is released. I cannot wait to read this, it sounds amazing!!!!

  47. Sara Butler

    There’s just something awesome about getting your hands on something before the rest of the world!!!

  48. Cassandra

    It’s so exciting to read an arc prior to the release date because not everyone gets to read it! Also it’s usually unedited with a bunch of more awesome scenes!

  49. Susana Doradoo

    Would be exciting to read an ARC…never received one….it would be awesome to recieve before anyone else…thanks

  50. Annie T

    I have never ever read a ARC, but it would be nice because I never have enough time to read. By the time I get to a book everyone has already started talking about it and spoilers are there. It would be nice to read a book without knowing what is gonna happen!

  51. christina racich

    Getting to read the book before anyone else and getting to know the characters. Kinda like being let in on a lil secret!!

  52. Leslie T.

    I think the excitement of reading an ARC is the not having to wait like everyone else and knowing that you got a first copy.

  53. Zita R

    Getting to read a book you have been waiting for early is always a plus especially after having had teasers of it! Those teasers make you not want to wait anymore.

  54. Sue

    It is such a thrill and a honor when the author allows you to read an ARC before the public. When they trust you with their words to get an honest reaction before the public it is just the best. I love it and would be honored to be chosen.

  55. lou gut

    ARC books are for people like me who has no patience. love to read books & the wait is a killer.

  56. Lisa @ Fic Talk

    The fact that you were the one chosen to read a book before the release date all because the author or publisher is actually interested in what you have to say.

  57. Kristin

    I think it greatly depends on the book and the author… If a book that I am really excited about or an author that I absolutely love gives me a chance to when an ARC it’s just cool to know that I will be one of the first to get to see it. As is the case with this book & author. Also who doesn’t love winning. Free is everyone’s favorite number!

  58. Ronni

    I recently did my first blog post from an ARC. The best part was that the author was able to use the post to promote her book. Being a tangential part of her book launch was so exciting!!!! The fact that I LOVED the book was just a bonus. 🙂

  59. Sara G.

    I just like knowing that I’m one of the few people out there who knows what happens in the book before the rest of the world 🙂

  60. Julie

    I love reading ARC’s!! I am able to share with my friends and it gives them a ‘heads up’ on what to read next.

  61. denise Fick

    I’ve never read an ARC before, so that is exciting but also taking a chance on a new book without reviews is exciting!

  62. Chanpreet

    I love ARCs. There is just something about being special enough to read a book before it’s released for everyone.

  63. Charley

    I would love to read a book before it was out on release – I read alot usually one a day so be good to get in first 🙂

  64. Amy Shonk

    What’s not exciting about it? There is a thrill that comes with reading a book as soon as it is released, it’s even bigger before it is released. I kind of like editing, too, so being able to find minor mistakes before it goes live to the public is satisfying, nothing like having perfection once it goes live.

  65. Tatia White

    I would get excitement from not having to wait for it to be released. The anticipation of waiting on a book to come out totally stresses me out. I feel like the day never comes fast enough. Plus you’re getting to read something that very few people have had the pleasure to yet. I get drawn into books so deep that I completely tune out the outside world. It’s my form of relaxation and de-stressing from the day.

  66. Christy Hilton-Hall

    I haven’t had the chance to read an ARC before but would love to read it and leave a review as soon as possible!

  67. Raquel Perez

    Getting to read it and review it before most people!!! Who doesn’t love that kind of an honor?!?! 🙂

  68. Leslee

    I haven’t ever gotten an ARC to read. I certainly would enjoy the experience given the chance.

  69. Jojo Bungenaar

    It’s like a surprise I love them but I can’t wait for them ha ha 🙂

  70. Carmen Baker

    To me it would be exciting to read and ARC before it was released top know you read something before hundreds of other people!

  71. Jamie Springer

    The best thing about reading a book first is that I simply cannot wait. That I can be the first to devour such a wonderful, sexy book and get my review out there to inspire others to go buy it. I love reading others reviews and I hope they enjoy reading mine.

  72. Crissy Mackey

    I have been dying to read this book! Hope I can win it & Good Luck Everyone!

  73. Crissy Mackey

    The exciting thing about reading an ARC is that the Author trust you will their work. It’s exciting to get books that you have been dying to read early and not have to wait for it to be released.

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