Very Wicked Beginnings and Very Wicked Things by Ilsa Madden-Mills




Because Ilsa
Madden-Mills fell in love with her beautifully flawed characters in
Very Wicked Things, she penned Very Wicked Beginnings as a prequel
novella to the book, featuring the story of football star Cuba Hudson and
ballerina Dovey Beckham.

Since May is Mental
Health Awareness Month, all May proceeds from the sale of the novella will be
donated to
The
Keith Milano Memorial Fund which benefits the American Foundation for Suicide
Prevention (AFSP).  
www.afsp.org 















Title: Very Wicked
Beginnings
Series: Briarcrest Academy #1.5, a prequel novella to Very Wicked Things
Release: May 13th
Author: Ilsa Madden-Mills
Cover: Photography by
Toski Covey
Graphics: Sommer
Stein at Perfect Pear Creative Covers
Model: Tanner Belcher
























Synopsis:

Girls say I’m a
walking, talking sex god. Guys call
me Hollywood because my life is golden.
It’s not.

But, ESPN did rank me
as a four star recruit, calling me one of the best defensive players since
Briarcrest Academy opened its esteemed doors. So yeah, with football and a
stellar GPA, my future seemed good.


Then Dovey Beckham
shows up in her short skirts and ballet shoes. Driving me insane. Making me
want to beg for her attention.


But that wouldn’t
happen, because Cuba Hudson didn’t beg for anything.


She walked around BA
like she owned the place, and most days she looked right through me…the one
girl I couldn’t have.


So, of course, I made
it my mission to claim her, to put her notch on my bedpost.
Because no girl can
resist the Heartbreaker of BA.


But I never planned
on destroying her.


I never planned on
wrecking the one thing that could save me.


Welcome to Briarcrest
Academy, where wicked love
begins…and ends.
















Charity Information: 

The Keith
Milano Memorial Fund was established to help raise awareness about the
devastating and deadly disease that is mental illness. Keith’s spirit and
laughter is kept alive through our efforts to increase awareness about mental
illness and to raise money for education and imperative research. Keith often
struggled with society’s perception of mental illness.  Our hope is that
by having the strength to say that Keith was “Bipolar” we can strip away the
stigma and help others to be more open about their disease. 
www.keithmilano.org
The Keith
Milano Memorial Fund benefits the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
(AFSP).  
www.afsp.org 


AFSP is the only national
not-for-profit organization exclusively dedicated to understanding and
preventing suicide through research and education, and to reaching out to
people with mood disorders and those affected by suicide.


Add Very Wicked
Beginnings to your 
Goodreads:

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Very Wicked Things 
(Briarcrest
Academy #2):






Synopsis:

Ballerina Dovey
Beckham is a scholarship student at Briarcrest Academy, determined to prove
she’s more than just a girl with the wrong pedigree. She does whatever it takes
to succeed in her endgame, even if it means surrendering her body but never her
heart. 

Until the day she meets him, and he rips apart
all her well-laid plans. Suddenly, the girl everyone thought unbreakable might
just shatter.

Cuba “Hollywood” Hudson is rich, spoiled, and a
star football player. With his fast cars and superficial girlfriends, he lives
the high-life, hiding his secrets from the world.

Until the day he meets her, and she offers him
something he’s never tasted…love.

But once in a lifetime kind of love doesn’t come
easy…especially when dirty money, past sins, and old flames threaten the very
fabric of their lives.


Welcome to Briarcrest Academy, where sometimes,
o
nly the wicked survive.




Excerpt
for Very Wicked Things
Book
#2 of the Briarcrest Academy Series
by
Ilsa Madden-Mills

I got out of the shower
and dressed hurriedly, anxious to get back to Cuba.
The door opened, and
like he did it every single day, he stepped inside the steamy bathroom.  
“Think I need a shower,
too,” he said, his fingers easing off his football practice shirt.
What?
Now?
Trying to play it cool
and failing miserably, I moved my eyes off his naked chest and checked out his
track pants and the obvious bulge he sported.
Oh.
Did his lower body match the rest of him? Was it all sinewy muscle and big?
Just, yeah. That
thought got stuck in my head and went round and round.
 “You staying?” he asked, a grin working his
face. Pleased at my open admiration, probably.
“No,” I said, but made
no move to go. ‘Cause I had no shame when it came to catching a glimpse of his
muscular body.
“Good,” he said, his
smile broadening.
He pivoted to turn on
the shower, and my eyes betrayed me again, admiring the muscles in his back,
checking out how they twitched and rippled when he moved. Football and rowing
had been good to him. My fingers itched to know how they’d feel underneath my
hands. Which was stupid because we had nothing in common. Not a rich Highland
Park boy and a poor girl from Ratcliffe.
And most importantly,
he was a player, not to be trusted.
He hooked his thumbs
into his pants, paused a moment—maybe waiting to see if I’d run from the room?—but
when I didn’t budge, he slid them and his underwear off. My mouth opened. Cuba
Hudson, the most popular guy at Briarcrest was standing right in front of me,
naked and beautiful. And like the cocky bastard he was, he posed for me, his big-ass
biceps and chiseled abs making me vibrate all over. Need for him slammed into
me.
Did
I say he was hot?
Well, I was wrong.
He was off-the-charts,
no-holds-barred, freaking going make-me-lose-my-mind-right-there delicious. The
ultimate man-candy, the kind I knew to stay away from, yet here I was, ogling
him.
“Still leaving?” he
asked huskily.
“Any minute,” I said in
a weak voice, backing up to the wall and propping myself up. “Just chillin’.
Shower wore me out. I might need to hold this wall up for a sec.”
“I want you to stay,”
he said, eyes at half-mast, glowing with heat.
“Why?” I said, aching
to touch him. But that was crazy. I was a virgin, and I didn’t know jack about
touching a guy’s you-know-what.
“Look at me, Dovey.”
I tore my eyes from his
manhood, blushing.
His eyes burned. “There’s
a sense of urgency in my head. Like our time is limited.”
I nodded. Yeah, same
here.
“And, I’ll be honest, I
don’t want to rush you, but I’m dying to sink into you. I want to set you on
fire with need for me.” He ghosted his hands over the steel rod between his
legs. Once, twice, and—holy shizzle, he didn’t stop.
My chest rose faster
and faster, and I tried to chill-out, but I couldn’t.
He lowered his voice. “Kiss
me again, Dovey.”
Oh. “That’s a terrible
idea, Cuba. Cause you’re naked, and I’m turned on because you’re naked. And
you’re touching yourself. And you’re
naked
.” I sucked in a sharp breath. “Not a good combo. Odds are we’ll end
up in that shower together or back in your bed doing the double-backed monster.”
“Then join me in the
shower. I’ll be good. For you.” He arched his back, his hands still doing that
back and forth that was driving me insane.
Liar,
liar, pants on fire
, I thought. No way he would he be good.
Because he was the Heartbreaker
of Briarcrest Academy. And one wicked boy.

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Very Wicked Things to your Goodreads:
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Author
Bio:

Ilsa Madden-Mills writes about strong heroines and sexy alpha
males that 
sometimes you just want to slap. She spends her days with two small
kids, a neurotic cat, and her Viking husband. She collects magnets and rarely
cooks except to bake her own pretzels. When
she’s not typing away at a story, you can find her drinking too much Diet Coke,
jamming out to Pink, or checking on her carefully maintained chocolate stash.
She loves to hear from fans and
fellow authors.

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Because
Ilsa Madden-Mills fell in love with her beautifully flawed characters in
Very Wicked Things, she penned Very Wicked Beginnings as a prequel
novella to the book, featuring the story of football star Cuba Hudson and
ballerina Dovey Beckham.

Since
May is Mental Health Awareness Month, all May proceeds from the sale of the
novella will be donated to
The
Keith Milano Memorial Fund which benefits the American Foundation for Suicide
Prevention (AFSP).  www.afsp.org 

Title: Very Wicked
Beginnings
Series: Briarcrest Academy
#1.5, a prequel novella to Very Wicked Things
Release: Both books will
release on May 13th!
Author: Ilsa Madden-Mills
Cover: Photography by
Toski Covey
Graphics: Sommer Stein
at Perfect Pear Creative Covers
Model: Tanner Belcher





Book Description for
prequel Very Wicked Beginnings:


Girls
say I’m a walking, talking sex god.
Guys call me Hollywood because my life is golden.
It’s
not.


But,
ESPN did rank me as a four star recruit, calling me one of the best defensive
players since Briarcrest Academy opened its esteemed doors. So yeah, with
football and a stellar 

GPA, my future
seemed
good.


Then
Dovey Beckham shows up in her short skirts and ballet shoes. Driving me insane.
Making me want to beg for her attention.


But
that wouldn’t happen, because Cuba Hudson didn’t beg for anything.


She
walked around BA like she owned the place, and most days she looked right
through me…the one girl I couldn’t have.


So,
of course, I made it my mission to claim her, to put her notch on my bedpost.


Because
no girl can resist the Heartbreaker
of BA.


But
I never planned on destroying her.


I
never planned on wrecking the one thing that could save me.


Welcome
to Briarcrest Academy, where wicked
love begins…and ends.






Very Wicked Beginnings
Excerpt from Chapter
One
“Two things about me: I play
football—and girls.”
–Cuba
Hudson
I wanted
the gorgeous girl in the window.
More
specifically, I wanted the dark-haired girl dancing inside the Symthe Arts
Building as I stood outside on the twenty yard line at football practice,
fixated on her when I should have been focused on the line of scrimmage. I
adjusted my helmet and squinted through the afternoon Dallas sun.
Did I know her?
Movement
from other players on the field pulled me back. Good thing. As defensive end,
it was my job to put the screws to or sack the quarterback as soon as the ball
snapped. But I was off today. Probably because I knew I had a shit ton of
homework waiting for me at home. With my dream of being a doctor and getting
into a good school, being on top of my game in class was important as well.
Briarcrest Academy was one of the top-rated private schools in the country,
making expectations here high.
Just like
every eighteen-year-old kid out there, I had stresses.
But I did
have more than the average. I had a sick mom.
But those
thoughts faded when I looked back at the window and watched the girl run and
then leap in the air, her body doing some kind of crazy
in-the-air-leg-split-thing. Damn.
She’d gotten at least four feet off the ground.
Then,
after landing on her feet light as a feather, she danced away from my view. I
waited for her to come back, wanting to check out her toned muscles again,
especially her tight ass. And then I randomly wondered if her tits were small.
Weren’t all dancers? Yeah. But still, she looked—
“Pay
attention, Hudson!” Coach Howe yelled at me.
Fuck.
Caught.
I
automatically stiffened and tightened my defensive stance, running my eyes
across the offensive line, waiting for the play. But the quarterback was
pussy-footing around still undecided if they were gonna run or pass. Whatever.
Matt the Quarterback was a complete jack ass. I ate guys like him for lunch
which wasn’t hard when you’re tall and fast like me.
I got
bored.
Out of my
peripheral vision, I caught a flash of pink dashing past the window.
She was
back.
And like
I was addicted to her, my eyes drifted to the building again, one part baffled
by the fascination, the other part wanting to get another glimpse of her long
legs. As I watched, she adjusted her ponytail as she laughed up at her ballet
partner—who was a dude. Crazzzy.
Yeah, you’d think he’d be all feminine and shit, but he wasn’t. Nope. Dude
looked buff, like he could bench press a school bus.
Something
about the girl called to me. Yeah, it was probably that short skirt she wore. I
pictured slipping my hand underneath it to her panties. Her core would be hot,
on fire for me, of course, and I’d ease my finger inside her wet—
Bam!  I took a hard hit from
Tank Carson, an All District offensive guard I routinely ran circles around in
practice. He might be big, but I was quick and smart and had more moves than a
freaking octopus. So the chance to plant my distracted ass on the turf was an
early Christmas present for him. That’s what I get for letting some piece of
ass get in my game, even if it was practice.  
And so. My unprepared body flew through the air with 290
pounds of Tank on top of it. My head followed my body and hit the turf, the
contact reverberating inside my helmet and then everything went black…

Charity Information:


The
Keith Milano Memorial Fund was established to help raise awareness about the
devastating and deadly disease that is mental illness. Keith’s spirit and
laughter is kept alive through our efforts to increase awareness about mental
illness and to raise money for education and imperative research. Keith often
struggled with society’s perception of mental illness.  Our hope is that
by having the strength to say that Keith was “Bipolar” we can strip away the
stigma and help others to be more open about their disease. 
www.keithmilano.org


The
Keith Milano Memorial Fund benefits the American Foundation for Suicide
Prevention (AFSP).  
www.afsp.org 


AFSP is
the only national not-for-profit organization exclusively dedicated to
understanding and preventing suicide through research and education, and to
reaching out to people with mood disorders and those affected by suicide.
Add Very Wicked Beginnings to you
Goodreads:
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Very Wicked Things to your Goodreads:
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website
: http://ilsamaddenmills.com
Haven’t read the first book #1 New Adult Romance Very Bad
Things? It’s on sale!!
Author
Bio:

Ilsa Madden-Mills
writes about strong heroines and sexy alpha males that sometimes you just want
to slap. She spends her days with two small kids, a neurotic cat, and her
Viking husband. She collects magnets and rarely cooks except to bake her own
pretzels. When she’s not typing
away at a story, you can find her drinking too much Diet Coke, jamming out to
Pink, or checking on her carefully maintained chocolate stash.
She
loves to hear from fans and fellow authors.

Links to Very Wicked Things USA Today Book Trailer:

Cover Reveal Hosted by:

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Ilsa Madden-Mills has a Briarcrest Academy surprise!

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