Cover Reveal for Torture To Her Soul by J.M. Darhower

TORTUREfrontWe over here at Mainstream Passionista are huge fans of J.M. Darhower. Author of Sempre, and Monster In His Eyes. In April, we reviewed “Monster in His Eyes” and today we are revealing the cover for the sequel “Torture to Her Soul”! We are SO excited for this sequel and along with the cover, we get to share with you a blurb and teaser! This new book releases September 29, 2014!


Torture to Her Soul

(Monster in His Eyes #2)

J.M. Darhower

Genre: Romantic Suspense

Release Date: 9.29.14


Don’t say it unless you mean it…

It’s a simple concept, one I’ve said time and again, but something people don’t seem to comprehend. You should choose every syllable carefully, because you never know when somebody will hold you to your word.

Somebody like me.

I’m not a good man. I’m not. I know. I have enough darkness inside of me to rid the world of every stitch of light. But there’s one I could never harm, one light I couldn’t bring myself to snuff out.


She thinks I’m a monster, and maybe I am. I taunt her with my touch, get a thrill out of torturing her soul. But I’m not the only one. The world is full of monsters, and I’m not the most dangerous one out there.

Not even close…

God help me, I love her.

I do.

And God help anyone who tries to take her from me.


“Guess it’s true what they say.”

  The sound of Karissa’s voice draws my attention. Turning around, I see her standing at the bottom of the steps, eyes trained past me at the front door. Early morning sunshine bathes the area around it in a soft orange glow, making the brand new locks lining the door shine brightly. I spent all night fortifying the house, doing everything in my power to make the place secure.

  “And what, exactly, do they say?”

  Karissa’s eyes shift from the door to meet mine. Her hair is a mess, her pajamas disheveled. She clearly just woke up from sleeping hard, lost in tranquility, while I spent the past few hours drowning in paranoia. Every time the house creaked, I damn near clawed my way out of my own skin.

  “History repeats itself,” she says, “first as a tragedy, second as a farce.”

  Karl Marx. I recognize the quote.

  Daniel Santino must’ve taught it to her.


  I wave toward the front door. “Something about this is funny to you?”

  “Not really funny,” she says, slowly stepping closer. “It’s sort of curious, though, that I spent my entire life trapped behind locked doors and here it is, happening to me again. I always knew something was going on when my mother started buying extra locks and nailing down windows. It’s just a bit of déjà vu seeing you doing the same thing.”

  Hesitating, I reach into my pocket and fish out a set of keys. I toss them to her without warning, and they hit the wooden floor by her feet with a clang. Bending down, she picks them up, eyeing me curiously.

  “You’re not trapped here, Karissa.”

  Her fist closes around the keys, her gaze burning through me as she arches an eyebrow, silent for a moment before asking, “Aren’t I?”

  “No, you’re not,” I say. “You can leave the house whenever you want.”

  “Can I?”

  “Of course,” I say. “Doesn’t mean I won’t follow you, though.”

About the Author:

J.M. Darhower is the USA Today bestselling author of books about the hottest hit men and the women who find some hope in them. She lives in a tiny town in rural North Carolina, where she churns out more words than will ever see the light of day. She has a deep passion for politics and speaking out against human trafficking, and when she isn’t writing (or fangirling) she’s usually ranting about those things. Chronic crimper with a vulgar mouth, she admits to having a Twitter addiction. You can usually always find her there.

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Apple goes BIG this year with the announcement of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus


Apple live is happening right now as I type and it has been announced that the latest and greatest in iPhone technology will in fact be bigger and better than any iPhone you’ve ever held. The iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus.

Yeah yeah it’s been two years, a new iPhone was bound to pop up, what else is new. Well, a lot is new! And the event is still going. I’m gathering info and it’s all coming in faster than my fingers can type.

If you’re a seasoned iPhone user then you understand what I mean when I say this is better than when we found out we were going from the 3G model to the 4. That was a pretty big leap in my opinion and I absolutely loves it. No more bulky iPhone 3G with terrible battery life, awful resolution, and just so sloooooow. I was ready for the 4, and I think a lot of people were. Then the 5 rolled around and not much seemed that shockingly different, but it was an even better piece of machinery. Now Apple has graced us with this thing of beauty:


It’s bigger, it’s better, and it’s going to make life sweet. If you’re like me and use your phone basically as a mini computer to blog, tweet, take pics, heck I even do some book writing on my phone, then you’ll be just as excited as I am because this has everything I thought I loved so so much about my iPhone 5 plus so much more!

This thing isn’t just a thing of beauty with it’s slimmer body, bigger screen, ion-strengthened glass, and all new retina HD display *drools* but it also offers a ton of great software features! Including iOS 8 (which of course will be available on older modeled iPhones). With the new A8 chip will offer up to 25% faster processing and 50% faster graphics. This baby is 50x faster than the original iPhone! I’m going to be Tweeting so fast.


The camera on this thing deserves a post all it’s own, but I’m going to tell you the highlights:

- 8MP iSight camera

- Focus Pixels (technology found in DSLR cameras)

- Faster auto focus, tone mapping, advanced noise reduction… our instagram photos are going to look ballin’

- There’s this thing called Burst Mode that detects smiles and blinks and will suggest which are the best pics… WHAT!?

- The camera even has improved face detection to take better selfies and group selfies. SOLD!


A better camera naturally means better video too. This camera truly is a thing of beauty.

There is so so much that is going into iOS 8 and the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus and it would take me the rest of today to tell you everything. I’ve broken down a list of goodies, but hop on over to the Apple live event blog where you can comb over all the great features yourself. You can pick which model best suits you so you can pre-order on September 12th. Personally I’ll be getting the iPhone 6 with the 4.7 inch screen, only because it still fits great in a palm and I enjoy a smaller size to be honest. Think about once a case gets put on it.. the 5.5 inch would just be too bulky for me. Remember when cellphones were all about getting smaller?

Some noteworthy items:

  • Notification extensions
  • A new health app (to make us feel guilty for eating cookies…)
  • Predictive keyboard
  • Add voice, video, and location to any message
  • New FaceTime sensor
  • Slo-mo video at 120 fps or 240 fps
  • Better gaming capabilities with iOS 8 and Metal
  • The landscape mode is a thing of beauty
  • Better battery life
  • Apple Pay (please read all about Apple Pay, it’s crazy awesome (and slightly scary))
  • Apple wrist watch


Like I said. So so much is going on today with the new iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, and iOS 8. You need to hop over to the Apple Blog and check all this greatness out. If the phone seems right for you, then pre-order on September 12! See you in the online pre-order chaos.


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