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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FREE + PREORDER

Hey, everyone!

If you’re a fan of my Amazon page then you should’ve received the email about the preorder for Pleasured By You (Love in the City, #3) which releases MARCH 20th! I can’t wait for you all to read Bayler and Fletcher’s story! I had such a blast writing it and adding a few new characters to the series; I hope you all enjoy them as much as I do! Here’s a little teaser + the preorder links! Please feel free to share with all your book-lovin’ friends! I’d really appreciate it!

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Amazon US: 
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Amazon UK: http://tinyurl.com/pahnkvo
Amazon CA: http://tinyurl.com/qztto7h
Amazon AUS: http://tinyurl.com/pu4vytu

I’ve also put Wanted By You (Love in the City, #1) on sale for FREE on Amazon, iBooks, and Kobo! So, if you know someone who hasn’t started the series yet, please let them know about this awesome deal because now is the perfect time to jump on the Love in the City bandwagon! #Share #Share #Share!

And don’t forget to join the Pleasured By You Release Day Party on Facebook! I have some of my favorite authors stopping by to do takeovers including Jennifer Probst, Sawyer Bennett, Adrienne France, Kandi Steiner, Michelle Valentine, Lauren Blakely, Brenda Rothert, Amanda Maxlyn, Casey Peeler, Amanda Aksel and more! So, you don’t want to miss out on the party with lots of fun, hot book boyfriends, and giveaways! Click here to join!

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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

Blog Hop, Hooray!

I’ve been tagged in this fun author blog hop by the amazing Amanda Aksel, author of The Man Test, which I absolutely loved! I’m so happy to call her a friend and can’t wait for more books from her! Thanks, girl!

So, here’s to keeping the hop alive with my interview:

1) What am I working on?

I’m currently working on the second book in my Love in the City series, Fantasized By You. The series is about a group of friends trying to find love in the city, and each book is about a different couple. The first book in the series, Wanted By You, released at the end of February, and I’m hoping to have book two out in the summer of 2014!

2) How does my work differ from others of its genre?

In my Love in the City series, every book has a love story and a message of awareness. The covers of the books will be a different color representing an awareness referenced in each book. I think it’s important to not only tell a great love story, but also share a meaningful message along with it. That’s what I hope my work achieves.

3) Why do I write what I do?

This quote by Cyril Connolly sums up why I write: “Better to write for yourself and have no public, than to write for the public and have no self.” I write because writing is something I have to do. I have these voices in my head begging me to tell their story, and I enjoy doing so. When I read, I’m constantly falling in love with the secondary characters along with the main characters, so I love book series where the secondary characters get their own story. I’m a sucker for series and sequels, so you’ll probably never see a standalone from me. I write what I love to read.

4) How does your writing process work?

Outlining is a must for me. I’m not one of those writers who can just sit down and let the voices in my head do the writing. I’m super organized and have notes about each of the books in my series on my computer, my email, a notebook, the notes app on my iPhone, etc. I need peace and quiet to write, and I usually write in bed. I also make a playlist for each book that I listen to when I’m not writing. So, when I take my dog on a walk or work out, I’ll listen to songs that go along with my story or my characters. I feel like that’s a way to stay in “writing mode” even when I’m not actually writing.

To continue the blog hop, I’m tagging three authors (I couldn’t pick just two)…

Elle Jefferson (author of At Death It Begins series), JC Emery (author of Bayonet Scars series), and Katrina Vore (author of The Dark Lotus series)! Tag, you’re it! I can’t wait to meet you girls in Phoenix next year at the Indie Mashup signing!