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Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Cover Reveal & Review of My Clarity by M. Clarke

My Clarity (My Clarity #1) by  M. Clarke (Mary Ting)
Genre: New Adult (Contemporary Romance)
Date Published: May 12, 2014
Publisher: Self

Still reeling from the death of her father, Alexandria hopes to find both independence and reprieve from her grief by heading off to college. However, life throws her a serious curveball when she discovers that her roommate isn’t quite the person she imagined it would be.

Smoking, tattoos, and drag racing for fast cash are Elijah’s only interests. A harsh life has made him apathetic and indifferent, until Alexandria enters his life. When their paths cross, turmoil abounds.

An inevitable encounter, an undeniable attraction, and an unexpected chance at love— will it be enough?

My Clarity by M. Clarke was a hard book to put down. It's funny because the main character isn't typically attracted to tattooed, smoking guys who ride motor cycles and neither am I, so right off the bat we had something in common. The more I read, the more I fell for Elijah. He has layers, and I got to know his layers right along with Alex. By the end of the book, I was completely twitterpated. Alex is a wonderful character herself. She's not only dealing with moving off to college with new friends and surroundings, but she's dealing with a serious loss too. Through it all, she's adaptable and makes friends easily. She was an easy character to relate to. Emotions are high in this story, and there are many levels to these emotions. Warning: You may need tissues at times. The romance is intoxicating. Elijah says and does some things that had my stomach doing cartwheels. I loved it! So far, I've enjoyed everything I've read by this author, and I can't wait to read more of her stories in the future!

My Clarity by M. Clarke was kindly provided to me by the author for review. The opinions are my own.

And how about that cover? It has you drooling for Elijah already, doesn't it?
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From Alexandria’s point of view

Never taking his eyes off me, he rested his hand on my shoulder, and then gingerly slid down my arm, giving me pleasurable tingles…EVERYWHERE. Afraid to move the tiniest of my muscles, I felt locked in place. I was enjoying him far too much. I didn’t want it to end. When he finally reached my hand, he pulled it up to his mouth and made the most pleasurable groan I’ve ever heard. Looking exhausted and dazed, he shifted his eyes to the cookie in my hand, and mumbled slowly, “I think I’ll have that cookie now.”

Nothing registered until I saw his lips part, and my fingers disappeared in his mouth. Oh. My. GOD! My pulse skyrocketed, and I whimpered from the warmth of his tongue and the sensation that shot up my arm. My fingers were very wet sliding out of his mouth. I even felt the feather-light graze of his teeth; and I could swear every single muscle in my body became limp.

His jaw worked quickly, chewing. It was the sexiest thing I’d ever seen. He made eating a cookie SO hot. After he swallowed, he turned the other way, picked up my cup of milk, and chugged down whatever was left.

Looking like he couldn’t believe he just drank milk, he placed the cup down. “Good night, Alex. Don’t ever go racing without me,” he ordered, and then he left.

What just happened? Milk and cookies will never be the same for me…EVER.


Here is what bloggers are saying about the early ARC.

“Grab your tissue box, it will come in handy as M. Clarke/Mary Ting pulls each tender heart string right from the beginning of this touching love story!”

“At first glance, no one would believe Elijah’s tough guy exterior hides a genuine and giving heart. But, you cannot help whom you fall in love with and when opposites attract, the chemistry is undeniable!” –InD’tale Magazine

M. Clarke/Mary Ting blew me out of the water with this book. I am in awe and in love with this epic tale. Elijah Cooper is now my #1 book boyfriend. ~ Sammie's Book Club, for book lovers

“Through the darkness of our pasts, we are all looking for a little clarity. For Alexandria, Elijah could be just that. My Clarity is a story of love and hope, that through the hardest times we find clarity in each other.” ~ Spare Time Book Blog

"Elijah & Alex sizzle in this wonderful page-turner by M. Clarke. I absolutely could not put it down! This book was 5 stars amazing!" ~ Janie, CrossAngels

Check out my reviews of some of Mary Ting's books!

M. Clarke aka Mary Ting resides in Southern California with her husband and two children. She enjoys oil painting and making jewelry. Writing her first novel, Crossroads Saga, happened by chance. It was a way to grieve the death of her beloved grandmother, and inspired by a dream she once had as a young girl. When she started reading new adult novels, she fell in love with the genre. It was the reason she had to write one-Something Great. Why the pen name, M Clarke? She tours with Magic Johnson Foundation to promote literacy and her children’s chapter book-No Bullies Allowed. Check out my interview with Mary Ting!

To learn more about Mary Ting and her books, visit her website & blog.You can also find her on GoodreadsFacebook, and Twitter.

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