Seven 11 Blog Hop: Naked

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Happy Saturday, everyone! It’s Seven 11 Blog Hop day, and I’m so thrilled to share a teaser from Tessa and Justin’s story, Cherished By You (Love in the City, #4)! I’ve had so much fun writing them! I promise to have a definite release date for the book and preorder links soon (once I actually finish writing it)! Stay tune for all that good stuff; I will post it here first! For now, enjoy a glimpse into their story:

       Standing before me with the towel still knotted at his waist, the boyish grin on his face grew. “Shower’s all yours.”

“Thanks,” I noted, fully composed.

       “No problem.” He started toward his room, but stopped halfway down the hall and glanced over his shoulder. “Do you mind me asking, what were you doing?” 

I crossed my arms over my robe and shrugged nonchalantly. “Just dancing.”

       “Naked?” he asked curiously, delighting in my discomfort. “In the apartment?”

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GIVEAWAY: The one-year publication of Fantasized By You (Love in the City, #2) is coming up on July 14th, and I’m giving away a signed paperback copy on Goodreads! Click here to enter (open internationally)!

Don’t forget to check out the other authors’ posts this month by clicking on their names listed below! Lots of great giveaways going on as well! Be sure to enter!

Justine Winter

Heather Hildenbrand
(Instagram giveaway for a $70 Amazon GC)

Felicia Tatum

Kayla Smith 
(Happy Book Birthday to Kayla! Return to Pandora releases today! Join her release day party!)

Amanda Aksel
(Giveaway for an ecopy of The Commitment Test)

Our very own, Amanda Aksel is turning 30 today as well! Happy Birthday, Amanda; hope you have an awesome day! To help her celebrate, please consider donating to her charity of choice by clicking here! The money raised will fund clean water projects in developing countries, so you’ll be giving to a wonderful campaign!

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend,

Steph

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Seven 11 Blog Hop: Gaining A Vagina

Many of you have been asking about the next book in the Love in the City series. Well, lucky for you, it’s that special time of the month! No, I don’t mean the Aunt Flow kind; I mean, the Seven 11 Blog Hop kind, where a group of authors blog seven-line teasers/snippets from their current work-in-progress or previously published work on the 11th of each month! This month, my snippet is from Cherished By You (Love in the City, #4), brought to you by Justin Jameson and the Love in the City guys! (I love writing the guy scenes!) Enjoy:

            “I almost want to ask Tessa to stop cooking,” I said, resting my hands on my knees. “I think I’ve gained weight since she moved in.”

            “Did you gain a vagina, too?” Cash asked.

            “You know,” Fletcher said, spinning the basketball atop his finger. “You could just work the weight off by having sex with her.”

            Standing straight, I sighed and looked at the four of them. “For the millionth time, we are not having sex! We’re just friends.”

Ooh, I know what you’re thinking: Poor Tessa, no sexy times for her! YET. I promise, sex will be had and it will be phenomenal and totally worth the wait! But for now, there may or may not be a bet going on when Tessa and Justin will do it.

Since I can’t seem to stop sharing, I also want to show off the beautiful cover for Cherished By You done by Michelle at IndieBookCovers as well as the blurb! Be sure to add it to your Goodreads! This cover is my absolute favorite out of all the Love in the City covers!

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“Move in with me,” he said. 

Being cherished is how Tessa Wilder always imagined falling in love. But for years, she’s always gone for the wrong guys. Now that she’s fallen for one of the good ones, she fears rejection.

“I can’t,” she replied.

Justin Jameson quit looking for a woman after being used so many times for his brains. A bit of an introvert and completely oblivious to women’s advances, he can’t even see that his friend cherishes everything about him.

When Tessa needs a place to stay, Justin’s the first to offer her a room. Hearts are opened; feelings are ventured. They’ll finally know what it’s like to be cherished in the city until one moment threatens the relationship they’ve built.

“I can’t lose you.”

Thank you all for being so excited for more of the Love in the City gang! I’m ready to be working on Justin and Tessa’s book, and your continuous love and support and messages and reviews make me even more eager to write and share their story with you! Click here to listen to a song from the Cherished By You soundtrack!

In the meantime, check out what others are saying about the Love in the City series, please leave your own reviews, and you may see your opinion on a promo picture for the series like the ones listed below! Don’t forget to share the series with your family, friends, neighbors, etc; I’d greatly appreciate it plus the first book is still FREE!

I also have a giveaway going on at Goodreads for a signed copy of Pleasured By You! Click here to enter!

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Amazon: http://ow.ly/Lt5EA 
iBooks: http://ow.ly/Lt5FS 
B&N: http://ow.ly/Lt5H9 
Kobo: http://ow.ly/Lt5Ih  

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Amazon: http://ow.ly/E8xMz   
iBooks: http://ow.ly/E8xYs  
B&N: http://ow.ly/E8xVl
Kobo: http://ow.ly/E8y1W 

#FREE Wanted By You (LITC, #1)
Amazon: http://ow.ly/E8xrn
iBooks: http://ow.ly/E8xFB
B&N: http://ow.ly/E8xCi
Kobo: http://ow.ly/E8xIB

As always, please head on over to the other authors’ blogs to read their Seven 11 Blog Hop posts by clicking on their names listed below:

YA author, Heather Hildenbrand

YA author, Kayla Smith

NA Fantasy author, Felicia Tatum

NA paranormal author, Justine Winter

Women’s fiction author, Amanda Aksel

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Seven 11 Blog Hop: Vanilla, It’s Too Blah

With the release of Pleasured By You (Love in the City, #3) coming up on March 20th (NINE MORE DAYS), I’ve decided to post a teaser from Fletcher Haney for my Seven 11 Blog Hop post. If you’re new to my blog, the Seven 11 Blog Hop is where a group of authors post seven-line teasers from their current work-in-progress or published work on the 11th of each month. So, please be sure to check out the other authors’ posts! You may just find a new author you love!

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“What!” Bayler objected, glaring at me. “You can’t just have vanilla. It’s too blah. Pick again.”

I laughed and turned to her. It was kind of cute watching her get all excited over her creation. She’d baked and decorated Carter and Elly’s wedding cake, and it’d looked like a work of art. But I couldn’t let her know that. “Then, Ms. Easy Bake, what do you suggest?”

“Hey, I’m no Easy Bake,” she retorted, smacking my bicep. She glanced at the tray again and pointed to a couple of pieces. “Give us two of the white chocolate peanut butter.”

For more teasers from Pleasured By You, join Nuss’ Navy today!

Pleasured By You is available for preorder on Amazon and iBooks, and you don’t need to read the first two books in the series to enjoy it! However, Wanted By You (Love in the City, #1) is still FREE on Amazon, iBooks, and Kobo, and Fantasized By You (Love in the City, #2) is available on all platforms as well.

I’d also like to invite all of you to join the Pleasured By You Release Day Party! There will be lots of giveaways and takeovers from some of my favorite authors! You won’t want to miss out on it, so please be sure to invite your book friends!

Don’t forget to check out the other Seven 11 Blog Hop posts by clicking on the authors listed below! Happy Hump Day!

Seven 11 Blog Hop Authors:

YA and PNR author, Heather Hildenbrand (enter to win a custom Dirty Blood mug here)

YA author, Kayla Smith

Contemporary romance author, Felicia Tatum

Women’s fiction author, Bethany Lopez (enter to win a signed paperback of Bethany’s 8 Weeks)

NA paranormal author, Justine Winter

Contemporary romance author, SC Ellington

Women’s fiction author, Amanda Aksel

*Happy Book Birthday to Heather on the release of Broken Blood (Dirty Blood Book 5)!*
*Kayla’s next book, The Sacrifice (Luna Series Book 3), will release March 31st!*

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Seven 11 Blog Hop + Giveaways

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Who doesn’t love teasers and giveaways? I haven’t posted since 2014, and I’m so excited to kickoff the new year with a Seven 11 Blog Hop post! If you’re new to my blog, the Seven 11 Blog Hop is where a group of authors post seven lines from their current work-in-progress or previously published work. It’s a fun way to get a glimpse at new authors as well as a sneak peek from those authors you already enjoy! So, please check out my teaser from Pleasured By You (Love in the City, #3), add it to your Goodreads if you haven’t yet, and then check out the authors listed below for their teasers and giveaways! 

*The following teaser has not been edited and is subject to change* Enjoy!

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“So you have a toothbrush here now?” I asked curiously, in my least bitchiest tone. But that was my bathroom. How could I not notice his things starting to takeover? Okay, it was just a toothbrush but still. What’s next? His clothes needing a drawer? His guy things taking up half of my closet? No. Not happening.

“No,” he said, smiling back at me. “This is your toothbrush.”

“WHAT!” Jumping out of bed, I ran to the bathroom, pulled the brush out of his hands and noticed the pink and white handle, indicating it was in fact my toothbrush that he was using on his perfectly straight, pearly whites. “Why the hell are you using my toothbrush?! That is so gross!”

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For more exclusive teasers from Bayler and Fletcher and the Love in the City characters in Pleasured By You, please join my book group on Facebook, Nuss’ Navy, where we’re constantly anchoring our hearts to books!

The first two books in the Love in the City series, Wanted By You (Carter and Ellyson’s story) and Fantasized By You (Maverick and Harper’s story), are available now for $3.99 each! The books can be read as stand-alones, so you don’t have to worry about being left with cliffhangers! If you haven’t had a chance to read them yet, please do; I promise to make you feel like part of the gang! 😉 

Listed below are my fellow Seven 11 authors! Please take the time to check out their posts and enter their giveaways! You may find a new book and author you absolutely love!

YA and PNR author, Heather Hildenbrand (Sign up for her mailing list here and be entered to win a signed paperback!) 

YA author, Kayla Smith

Fantasy author, S. M. Boyce

Romance author, Alicia Sheehy

NA romance author, Bethany Lopez (Click here to enter her Goodreads giveaway)

NA paranormal author, Justine Winter

Contemporary romance author, SC Ellington

Women’s fiction author, Amanda Aksel

Thank you for checking out my post and happy blog hopping!

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Seven 11 Blog Hop + Veterans Day

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Not only would I like to wish everyone a Happy Veterans Day, but I’d also like to share a little snippet from Pleasured By You since today also happens to be Seven 11 Blog Hop day, where a bunch of us authors share seven lines from our work-in-progresses or some of our previous work on the 11th of each month. So today, I’m giving you a bit of Fletcher Haney. He’s so different from Carter Jennings and Maverick Jones that I’ve easily found myself falling in love with him the more I write his and Bayler’s story. (I would like to note though that this teaser hasn’t been edited so it is subject to change.) Here you go:

She was my target, and now I was hers. Happy fucking New Year’s.

She stopped beside me and studied my face for a moment before the sexy smirk on her lips pulled up into a full, killer smile. “You’ve been watching me since you walked into the lounge.”

So, you noticed. Well played, woman. Stepping closer to her, I tilted my mouth toward her ear so only she could hear me, and then I reached out and brushed my hand down the curve of her bare spine. “You’re practically half naked in the dead of winter. Of course, I’ve been watching you.”

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As you know by now, the colors of my covers in the series all represent an awareness or cause. Today is extra special because of Veterans Day. There’s a new character I introduce to the Love in the City series in Pleasured By You who lost his father during the war in Iraq. Not only does the yellow on the cover represent hope, but it also represents supporting our troops and their families. I want to give a special thanks to all our Veterans and their families and to the all the people and their families currently serving our country. God bless each and every one of you.

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Please don’t forget to check out the other amazing posts during the Seven 11 Blog Hop from the authors listed below: 

Kayla Smith

Heather Hildenbrand

Justine Winter

Bethany Lopez

S. M. Boyce

Amanda Aksel 

Get the first two books in the Love in the City series now (books can be read as standalones):

Wanted By You (Love in the City, #1)

Amazon * Barnes & Noble * iBooks * Kobo

Fantasized By You (Love in the City, #2)

Amazon * Barnes & Noble * iBooks * Kobo

Pleasured By You Teaser + Seven 11 Blog Hop

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Hey everyone,

It’s that time again! Today marks our third Seven 11 Blog Hop, and I hope you’re all enjoying our posts! I decided to pick seven lines from my WIP (work-in-progress) for this month’s blog hop. Unlike the previous hops, these seven lines have not been edited, so they are more than likely going to change. But here’s your first glimpse into the mind of Bayler Jennings! She’s a lot different than Elly and Harper, and I’ve been having a blast writing her and Fletcher’s story! Pleasured By You (Love in the City, #3) …

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Please add Pleasured By You (Love in the City, #3) to your Goodreads to-be-read list if you haven’t already! I don’t have a release date yet, and it will be awhile before I do, but once I have one, you’ll be the first to know!

In other new, Novel Grounds’ Semi Annual Literary Awards are opened for voting from now until Sunday night Hawaii Standard Time! Wanted By You (Love in the City, #1) has been nominated in four categories: Best Supporting Character, Most Laughs, Best Plot Twist, and Best Breakout Novel! Click the icon below to head to the site to cast your votes, and be sure to share with your fellow book lovers! Thank you to everyone who nominated my book; it’s such an honor to be nominated with authors I love and respect! And a special thanks to Novel Grounds for hosting the awards!

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I hope you all have a great Thursday, and check out the rest of the authors involved with the blog hop by clicking their links listed below!

Amanda Aksel 

Heather Hildenbrand 

Alicia Sheehy

Kayla Smith

SM Boyce – Enter to win one of two tickets to next year’s UtopYACon

Kasi Blake

Justine Winter – Enter for a chance to beta read book three in her Nature’s Destiny series

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Seven 11 Blog Hop + Giveaway!

Seven 11 blog hopWho’s ready for a Fantasized By You teaser!? It’s that time again! The Seven 11 Blog Hop is on the go, a hop where a group of authors post seven lines from one of their books, and today I’m featuring Fantasized By You (Love in the City, #2)! Here are your seven lines:

“You’re gonna tell me one of your fantasies?”
“Yes, and then you’re gonna tell me yours.”
“Okay, let’s hear it.” I smiled, completely mesmerized by the idea. Just knowing he had fantasies made me all gooey inside.
“Hmm, all right, let’s see,” he said, dipping his fingers into the waistband of my panties. “Since the day we met in my office, I keep having this fantasy where you walk into my office and lock the door. You’re wearing high heels and a long coat, but underneath, all you have on is this lace.”
 

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Thanks for stopping by my blog hop, and if you haven’t read Maverick and Harper’s story yet, please check it out! To purchase Fantasized By You and read reviews about the book, please click here! I also have a giveaway going on over at Goodreads for two signed paperback copies of FBY; click here to enter! 

To check out the other authors involved in the Seven 11 blog hop and read their posts, click their names below!

Amanda Aksel 

Heather Hildenbrand 

Bethany Lopez

Shawn McGuire

Alicia Sheehy

Kayla Smith

SM Boyce – for a chance to win a Stacey Marie Brown swag pack, click here!

Heather Brewer

Justine Winter

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Seven 11 Blog Hop

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I’m so excited to be part of the Seven 11 Blog Hop, and today marks our first hop! Eleven authors, including myself, are doing this blog hop where on the 11th of each month we post seven lines from one of our writing projects. It can be a published piece or a piece we’re currently working on. And since the first book in my Love in the City series, Wanted By You, is currently *FREE* on iBooks and Amazon for a limited time, I’ve decided to share seven lines from Carter and Ellyson’s story:

“The old wooden door creaked as it opened and a familiar sensation swept over me, making every nerve in my body stand up in alert and my teeth pull at my bottom lip. The beat in my chest thumped louder and louder, rattling every bone in my body, boiling every ounce of blood running through my system like a volcano getting ready to erupt.

And then I felt it again.

The fluttering from within.

The notorious butterflies that I hadn’t felt in the past five years were back, and only one guy had that kind of magic.”

The second book in the Love in the City series, Fantasized By You, releases on July 14th, so now is the perfect time to start the series if you haven’t yet! The series follows a group of friends looking for love in the city and each book is about a different couple, but you will continue to read about the whole gang in each book. I love them all too much to leave any of them out!

To check out the other authors involved in the Seven 11 blog hop and read their posts, click their names below!

Amanda Aksel – for a chance to win an ecopy of her debut novel, The Man Test, click here to enter!

Heather Hildenbrand 

Bethany Lopez

Shawn McGuire

Alicia Sheehy

Kayla Smith

SM Boyce

Heather Brewer

Justine Winter

Nikki Jefford

Thank you for stopping by, and I hope you stay tuned for our next hop in August!

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