BUY: Lighthouse

The long-awaited sequel to The Heart Wants What It Wants has finally hit the digital shelves!

I’m very excited to release the sequel to my first novel entitled Lighthouse, featuring more antics from Devlin Blackthorn and Jase Morgan. Not to spoil the the ending of the first novel, but the sequel explores Devlin’s unique search for love.

Once again by the delicate hand of Vivienne Pintado.

For all vendors of the digital copy of the novel, you can find at this one universal link.

Purchase Lighthouse by Noah Malone

Happy reading!

For Spotify users, please enjoy this unofficial playlist while reading the book. It will definitely set the tone.

https://open.spotify.com/embed/user/1259455365/playlist/2j1nWTs3Rvw5d20r0E9dya

– by Noah La’ulu

Preview: Lighthouse

Jase and Devlin and the entire gang are back!

If you’ve read my debut novel The Heart Wants What It Wants and you are eagerly waiting for what happens next in the saga, then I have a treat for you! The sequel of the contemporary romance novel is set to release later this year and is entitled Lighthouse, and I’ve decided to share a portion of the first chapter for free! Just like the title of the first book made sense a bit into the story, Lighthouse will become clear as you read the sequel.

Now I should mention that if you choose to read further, there are OBVIOUS SPOILERS REGARDING THE FIRST BOOK of the series, so if you haven’t read The Heart Wants What It Wants and wish to, I highly suggest you don’t read any further. If you wish to purchase The Heart Wants What It Wants, follow this link for several e-book options.

The sequel to my debut novel will be released soon! Watch this space!

 

At the end of The Heart Wants What It Wants, Jase Morgan got his happy ending with Jordan McMahon, and Devlin Blackthorn wandered the world trying to find himself after suffering the heartbreak of his unrequited love. The friendship between the two main characters had been salvaged, but Devlin felt incomplete. After a drunken night in Las Vegas and one bad decision, Devlin found himself married to the arrogant and charming Atticus Brady. And this is where Lighthouse begins.

Similar to the format of The Heart Wants What It WantsLighthouse goes into a first person perspective of both of the main characters – Devlin Blackthorn and Atticus Brady. For the Jase fans, don’t worry; Prince Charming makes his presence well known in this sequel.

Without further ado, here is a sneak preview of Chapter One of Lighthouse! Enjoy!

Chapter 1

Devlin Blackthorn

Early-mid 2015…

 

I couldn’t imagine alcohol would be the cause of anything worse than last year – oh God, last year – but here I was, sitting in my apartment, staring at the impressive rock on my ring finger, wondering what the hell happened that fateful night in Las Vegas.

A handsome stranger – whom I admittedly despised from the get go – bought me a couple of drinks and after some very fuzzy details, I woke up next to him in bed legally married to him. Just another tragic wedding story to be added to Las Vegas’ archive.

If I needed a bigger slap in the face to stop drinking alcohol than almost losing my best friend, it was marrying someone I had only known for a few hours. Even though I was wrapped up on my warm bed in my sheets, I shivered. Married. I still didn’t know how to comprehend the fact that I was married.

Despite absolutely hating the idea of being married to someone I didn’t know – and I wasn’t exactly sure of his current whereabouts after leaving him in Vegas – I did quite like the ring he had chosen out for me. Sitting next to the more conservative platinum wedding band was a small yellow diamond surrounded by tiny, encrusted silver gems that complimented the modest, silver design; if it told me anything about my mysterious husband, it said that he had nice taste in jewellery, and a lot of money to irrationally spend on it.

I could barely make out the face of the man who had been lawfully wed to me in front of an Elvis impersonator and, God, I don’t even know who else. He was tall and handsome, with a lean, muscular build, and was arrogant as all hell. That’s all I could remember about Atticus.

Atticus…

Something told me I had to get used to that name for the foreseeable future. Well, of course I had to – he was my husband, after all.

I groaned out loud and sunk my head back into the soft cushioning of the pillow. I hadn’t told anyone of my Vegas wedding; not Jase, not Jordan, not my brother Garrett, not even my loyal confidante Monique. I could just imagine Jase’s reaction in my head, and it was enough to make me cringe.

“You what?!” he would shout at me. “Why on earth would you do something as careless and irresponsible as that? As a matter of fact, why were you drinking in the first place? You need to get your life together, Dev.”

I would be lying if I said a small part of me wasn’t still madly in love with Jase. In fact, I’d also be lying if I said a small part of me wasn’t about to use this surprise marriage as a way to show him that I was going to move on from him, as difficult as it was. The year 2014 had been hell for us, and I was glad that somehow, someway, we had come out of the other end of the tunnel barely functioning. I was going to let Jase live his life and hope that I would be in it as much as I was before.

Dwelling on my infatuation for Jase only briefly distracted me from my current situation. What on earth was I going to do?

I was sitting on my bed in Sydney, the evening before I was scheduled to move back to Velvet Springs, and this platinum circle was burning into my ring finger, reminding me of how awful my getaway escape had been. I couldn’t wait to get home and be in a familiar setting, even if it meant revealing to Jase what I had done in Vegas.

After having months off work, I couldn’t wait to get back into my writing at the Velvet Chronicle. Although the sport reporter position had been filled after my quick departure, Harvey, my editor and friend, had found a spot for me on the features team for the newspaper after my moderate amount of success in the same role at Isla Bordeaux magazine. I was fortunate enough to have this opportunity handed to me, but it certainly wasn’t the first thing on my mind right now.

There was a feint knock on my door and, sighing with relief, I got up to answer it. I had ordered a box of greasy cheese pizza to be delivered after I had finished packing; I wanted to spend my last night in the state’s capital with no regrets.

I fished the twenty-dollar note out of my back pocket and opened the door.

“Devlin?”

Oh. No. It couldn’t be… no. There was no way.

I panicked and bounced off the spot, throwing my fist out in an uncharacteristic knee-jerk reaction. The shot caught him on his eye and he let out a quick yelp of pain, but remained rooted to the ground.

I just Superman punched my husband.

“Atticus? What the f-”

“You seem surprised to see me,” he said, his brows furrowing in anger.

Watch this space. As soon as Lighthouse is released on various e-book platforms, Widow’s Lure will be the first to let you know!

– by Noah La’ulu

Character Profile: Jase Morgan

To make The Heart Wants What It Wants a bit more accessible and interactive, I have constructed profiles on the main four characters from this novel for your entertainment.

It is important to note as a gentle disclaimer that these picture bases of these characters are the most accurate physical portrayal of the character out there and not the actual character. Without further ado, here is the first character profile!

Jase Morgan
“The White Knight”
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Full name: Jase Taylor Morgan
Age: 25*
Date of birth: June 4, 1989
Star sign: Gemini
Height: Six-foot-two
Weight: 202 lbs
Hair colour: Light brown, although Dev likes to say it’s “more of a dark caramel latte colour”
Eye colour: Brown
Occupation: Personal trainer at Velvet Springs Gym
Notable physical features: I have “Dean Morgan” tattooed on the left half of my chest, and an intricate sleeve design on my left arm. Definitely keen to get more tattoos.
Hobbies include: Working out, riding around on Buster, going for hikes, jogs or runs, playing acoustic guitar, sketching design concepts of architecture, does taking my girlfriend out on dates count as a hobby?
One day I wish to be: A father.
Favourite food: Bacon – in the morning, at night, whenever. It is always appropriate to eat bacon.
Least favourite food: Once Dev made this vegetarian barley concoction. I pretended to like it to spare his feelings, but I had never consumed something more inedible in my life.
Favourite movie: The Breakfast Club. Epic movie.
Least favourite movie: Sleepless in Seattle, only because Dev has made me sit through it more times than I care to admit.
If I could be someone else for a day, I’d be: Superman, of course.
Favourite musician: Jimi Hendrix
Favourite song: Livin’ On a Prayer by Bon Jovi. What a classic!
Favourite book: Does Playboy count as a book?
Favourite TV series: Sons of Anarchy
Likes: Snapbacks, basketball jerseys, eating meat, old school rock music, tattoos, spending time with my Mum, beating Dev in Guitar Hero, beating Dev in Mario Kart 64, beating Dev in anything, really.
Dislikes: Those who disrespect my family or friends, intense (flirty) women, boring conversation, driving cars, cleaning, cooking, laundry.
Quote to live by: “Whatever good things we build end up building us.” ~ Jim Rohn

To purchase The Heart Wants What It Wants, click this link here for several e-book purchasing options.

– by Noah La’ulu

*Age at the time of this novel

BUY: The Heart Wants What It Wants

So, my pride and joy is up and ready for everyone to read!

I have been so excited to share this with my friends and family and those who follow my blog. After years of writing it – and long days and nights of editing it and making sure it was ready to sell – The Heart Wants What It Wants is now up for sale.

By the delicate hand of Vivienne Pintado.

By the delicate hand of Vivienne Pintado.

As more vendors list my book, I will update this post accordingly. It is currently only available in e-book version, but paperback copies may be available to buy at a later date. You can purchase The Heart Wants What It Wants from the following vendors:

Kobo Books
Inktera
Apple (iBooks)
Barnes and Noble

Happy reading!

For Spotify users, please enjoy this unofficial playlist while reading the book. It will definitely set the tone. 

– by Noah La’ulu