Cupcakes and Ink by Helena Hunting: Release Day Promo

We are happy to announce that TODAY is the release day for Helena Hunting’s Cupcakes and Ink.  C&I is the first book in the Clipped Wings series.  The series follows the fragile and emotional love story of Hayden, a damaged cupcake addicted tattoo artist, and Tenley, a shattered graduate student.   

Title: Cupcakes and Ink (Clipped Wings #0.5)
Series:  Clipped Wings
Author: Helena Hunting
Release Date: February 3, 2014

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The prequel to Clipped Wings—“twisted, dark, incredibly erotic…a love story like no other” (USA TODAY bestselling author Alice Clayton)—this emotional tale follows Hayden and Tenley as they struggle to let go of their pasts and maintain an emotionally safe distance from each other.

Tenley Page is looking for a new start: a new city, a new apartment, a new life. Her plan is to keep to herself and stay focused. But leaving her past behind and starting over isn’t as easy as she thought. And neither is maintaining her solitude. As Tenley settles into her new surroundings, she finds herself drawn to Inked Armor, the tattoo studio across the street. But it’s the gorgeous, dark-haired tattoo artist who captures her interest. There’s something about his severe beauty that captivates her—and not just in her waking hours.

Covered in the ink he inscribes on other people’s skin, Hayden Stryker has made a career out of being a tattooist. He’s got his own business and a tight circle of friends. As far as he’s concerned, that’s all he needs. At least until his aunt, who owns the antiques and used book store across from his tattoo studio, hires a new employee. At first his intrigue is based on physical appeal; hot chick equals something nice to look at. But as he begins to catch glimpses of the fiery personality under the fragile, feminine exterior, his fascination with Tenley grows. Annoyed by his inability to control his fixation, Hayden decides the best way to cure him of the new obsession is to get to know the girl under her skittish façade.

But like the ink he wears as armor, Tenley has the ability to get under his skin and stay there.

Cupcakes and Ink is an introduction to Hayden and Tenley.  You may be tempted to skip it because it is a prequel, and it’s short…. don’t. DO NOT SKIP IT!  We see how they first meet and get some background information on both of them. 

It didn’t take long for me to be hooked on these characters, at all.  The writing is simply fabulous and Helena’s character development is wonderful in just a few short pages.  I was clawing for the next book even before I finished.   

“I wanted to see him up close to confirm what I was already certain of: that his ink was as beautiful as he was.” – Tenley

“For the first time in years, I wanted…. something.  Anything.  As long as it was real.” – Hayden

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Clipped Wings (Clipped Wings #1)
Available March 4, 2014

An emotional love story that follows the touch-and-go relationship of Hayden and Tenley; two young people who desperately want to love and be loved but are afraid to completely let go of their pasts.

As Hayden and Tenley navigate their newfound but slightly unstable relationship, they want to trust each other, but Hayden is hiding a dark and shameful past that he doesn't ever want Tenley to find out about. And Tenley has secrets of her own that could make Hayden run away forever. When Tenley asks Hayden to put a beautifully elaborate tattoo across her back, the two form what they thought was an unshakeable bond. But when Tenley's past shows up on her doorstep, will Hayden stand by her side...or run?

Inked Armor (Clipped Wings #2)
Available May 13, 2014

In this follow-up to Clipped Wings, the emotional love story continues between Hayden and Tenley; two young people who desperately want to love and be loved but are afraid to completely let go of their pasts.

In the wake of losing Tenley Page, tattooist Hayden Stryker's tumultuous past is haunting him. Plagued by nightmares about the murder of his parents, Hayden reaches out again to Tenley. Having run from the man she doesn't believe she deserves, Tenley finally lays her guilt to rest. Despite their intense physical attraction, Hayden and Tenley struggle to repair their fragile emotional connection. As Hayden gets closer to the truth, he must find a way to reconcile his guilt over his parents' death in order to keep the woman who finally cracked his armor, and found her way into his heart.

Cracks in the Armor (Clipped Wing #2.5)
Available June 23, 2014

Synopsis and cover to come........


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Helena Hunting lives on the outskirts of Toronto with her incredibly tolerant family and two moderately intolerant cats. She's putting her English degree to good use by writing popular fiction. She is the author of Clipped Wings, her debut novel, and Inked Armor.

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