Strip Me Bare By Marissa Carmel ~cover reveal~

Today we’re excited to be revealing the new cover to Marissa Carmel’s hit, Strip Me Bare! 


Title: Strip
Me Bare
Marissa Carmel
Genre: New
October 10, 2013  
 “I may have had more lovers than you, and I may take my
clothes off for countless women, but you are the only one who can strip me
Do you ever stop loving someone just because
they’re gone? Five years ago Ryan Pierce disappeared from Alana Remington’s
life without leaving so much as a post-it note behind. He was the one she gave
her heart to, her soul to, and her virginity to.  So imagine her surprise when she finds him
dancing at one of NYC’s hottest male revues as Jack the Stripper.
Ryan never stopped loving Alana, and now that she
serendipitously dropped back into his life, he’s vowed never to lose her
again.  But being together has its costs,
and challenges Alana isn’t sure she can handle.
She finally has Ryan back; but how in the world is
she supposed to share the love of her life with half of the women in New York
We stop in front of some hanging crystals. They
clink as Ryan pushes them aside, “after you.”
I walk under an orange spotlight, into a small space with a white
leather couch deep enough to lie on and walls a warm golden yellow.  
Ryan steps in behind me and presses his body flush
against mine. My mind races. 
Is he really going to do this? 
Am I really going to let him?
Can I even handle this? Five minutes ago he was
with another woman. Quite possibly in this same room doing God only knows
“Why do you do this Ryan?” I expel. I know he
explained it in words, but I need to experience it to truly understand. 
He ambles around me so close; the only thing
separating us is a whisper of air. 
“I told you, the money,” he says as he unbuttons
his shirt. 
“You said women too,” I watch him cautiously, my
gaze jumping between his eyes and his chest.
“That was before you walked back into my life.
You’re the only woman I want to touch now. The others, like you saw before,
it’s just an act. A business transaction. It’s what I have to do to get what I
“Doesn’t it make them feel used?” I flick my eyes
up at him.
“It mustn’t. They always come back.”  
“You like it. I saw your face. That wasn’t an
Ryan stands right in front of me, his shirt
unbuttoned and dangling open. “I won’t lie to you Alana, I’ll never lie to
you,” his tone is hard, but seductive. “I do like the attention. But it’s not
real. It’s my job to sell attractiveness and fantasy, and I do it well. But
that’s all it is, fantasy and I know it. When I’m with you, that’s my real.”
My breath catches when he says the word real. I
can’t help but find the irony in his words; I’m exactly to him what he is to
me. Two people one and the same, both living a double life to get what they
want; a future and each other. 
And that is what I want. A future, with Ryan.  
I go to put my hands on his chest, but he steps
away shaking his head no. “In this room, it’s all about you,” he walks around,
stopping right behind me. “You have to tell me what you want Alana,” he
whispers in my ear and I almost go limp, the sound of his voice is erotic as
I swallow hard, but can’t utter a single word,
because truth be told, I have no freakin’ idea what I want. At least, not in
this scenario. 
Ryan starts to rub my shoulders. I think he can
feel my hesitation. 
“Why are you so tense? This is supposed to be
Fun? The word rattles around in my head. Fun – a
time or feeling of enjoyment or amusement.
Okay, let’s have some fun. 
I turn around to face him and our eyes lock. “Show
“Show you what?” his tone dripping with
“Show me Jack the Stripper.”
Holy fuck!   
Praise for Strip Me Bare!
-This story was absolutely amazing. Marissa Carmel is fabulous and
her writing style is phenomenal. You can feel the emotions coming right off the
pages into your heart and soul…It’s hot and steamy and trust me you will say Oh
MY! Read it, read it, read it!- Amazon
-This book is all about second chances and starting over, learning
to trust and finding yourself. It’s an amazing read- Amazon
-5 stripping stars- Angie’s Reading
-This book surprised me in the best way. The way it’s written makes
the story flow perfectly, and I absolutely adore Alana’s spunk. And the fact
that Ryan fights to get back what he lost the moment he sees Alana again tugs
and pulls at the heart strings in all the right ways. I absolutely cannot wait
for the next book with these two characters to see just how this all started.-
Marissa Carmel has loved writing ever since a young age. She
has a duel degree in History and Political Science, but took as many creative
writing classes in college as she could. She spent most of her twenties
bartending, which is where she met her husband and a multitude of interesting
people. When she’s not reading or writing, she’s hanging out with her family,
experimenting in her kitchen or doing yoga on the living room floor. 
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