Title: Self Destruct (Destroy #1)
Author: K.D Carrillo
Release Date: November 1, 2013
Genre: NA Contemporary Romance
Becca Scott spent years burying her traumatic past under alcohol and boys. With the help of her best friend she struggled to accept herself and let go of the pain. She thought she had her life under control for once, until she met Aiden. Aiden Ryan lives with constant self-hatred. He allowed those close to him to manipulate his life for their own gain, because he felt he deserved it. He was resigned to marry a woman he didn’t love, until he met Becca. Becca and Aiden try and let go of their painful pasts to be together, but will their pasts let go of them?
Excerpt 1: Becca’s POV
I’ve missed this. Losing myself in action. Finding closeness without actual intimacy. The emotional pain and physical pleasure push away all other feelings. It’s oblivion and I love it. If he wasn’t hooking up with my best friend for the last week I wouldn’t even be trying to be grossed out.
“Make her do one,” Toni demanded. She saw what he did and she isn’t pissed. I cocked my eyebrow at her examining her expression, and she smirked at me. “Coming right up,” Nick agreed. I’ve had a few beers already. Enough that some guy licking me doesn’t seem offensive, but not so much that I felt that meat head on the porch was entitled to anything. Maybe I’m just pissed off and feeling the urge to tear apart my carefully lived boring life a bit.
Toni leaned toward my ear, swaying a lot. “It isn’t serious with Nick and I. I talked to Miguel today, so…” she whispered really loud. Ah, Miguel her on again off again first love, her first everything. And, if they are on-again, she wants me to fix this Nick mess by distracting him.
Even in her inebriated state she still had the scary ability to read my mind, “He says he wants to try again. I don’t want him coming here and getting jealous about a non-existent thing with Nick. Look Becca you need a distraction, and I saw you checking out Aiden. But, Nick says Aiden has a really serious girlfriend. He also says she is a bitch who is screwing every guy at NYU, but if he is going to stay with her he is not available. Have some fun tonight, and please keep Nick off me.”
As if on cue, Nick returned with a shot glass filled with tequila. The burn was followed by sweet numbness. I’m not sure why Toni was encouraging me to return to my former ways. Maybe she was right. Maybe I’d gone too far the other way. In that case, why the hell not?
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About the Author
K. D. Carrillo is a graduate of Central Washington University, the setting of Self Destruct. This is her second self-published title. Fighting Destiny (Central Coven 1) was released in May 2013.