ONE Night Changes Everything. . .

ONE is officially here, a collection full of one night changes everything stories that you’re sure to love! I’m so excited for all of my Love in the City fans and new readers to get a first glimpse into Tessa and Justin’s story in my prequel, Surprised By You, that’s part of the ONE collection! There are so many great authors and stories in this bundle; it’s a must read! So, definitely be sure to pick it up and/or gift to your book friends! It’s only 99 pennies, and it’s available for just a short period of time! You might find some new authors you love, and enjoy some that you’ve already established on your one-click list! Thank you to all the authors, especially Heidi McLaughlin, for giving me the opportunity to be part of such an awesome collection, as well as all the bloggers and readers who have helped us get the word out about the collection and posted reviews/ratings! It’s all so much appreciated! I hope you enjoy the book as much as all of us enjoyed putting it together! Be sure to like all the authors’ Facebook pages! You never know when one of us will give away a limited edition paperback of ONE! 😉

Blind Date by Emma Hart ~ Blind Dates are the work of the devil… especially when your date could be the devil. My name is Bee Donnelly, and I’m a serial one-nighter. Carter Hughes is tonight’s Kryptonite.
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One Night with Harrison by Heidi McLaughlin ~ Alicia Tucker has had her eyes set on Harrison James from the beginning and all she wants is one night to prove she’s the one for him.
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A Vegas Love by Jillian Dodd ~ Boy (so freaking hot) meets girl. On that drunken night, they hook-up (twice), then decide to party in Vegas, and end up getting married. Consummate said marriage (quite a few times) then girl sneaks out in the morning.
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Lucky by JM Darhower ~ One night. That’s all Maddalena Bazzoli has left before family duty kicks in. Tomorrow, she’ll be a committed woman, so tonight? Tonight she’s getting lucky and throwing caution to the wind.
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One Taste by LP Dover ~ All Luke wanted was one night with the girl he wanted, but didn’t deserve. When he finally gets her, one taste might not be enough. Unfortunately, it’s all he’s going to get.
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Before the Wreckage by Melissa Collins ~ It’s been eighteen years since David Andrews has seen Grace McCann. One night she’s in his dream and the next she’s in his reality.
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Hold It Against Me by Alivia Anders ~ Alyssa Grace is determined to settle an age-old score, one that Mason Weston will never forget. They say the easier way to get something out of your system is to indulge in the fantasy.
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Prelude by Anna Cruise ~ After a fight with his on-again, off-again girlfriend, the last thing Nash needs is a mysterious stranger knocking on his door in the middle of the night. Because as beautiful as she is, their encounter will only be a prelude to much uglier things headed his way.
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Thou Shall Not Fall in Love by AO Peart ~ What happens when a frustrated-with-her-love-life professional matchmaker meets a committed-to-celibacy divorce attorney? An explosive and delicious mixture of wild sex and brazen humor neatly wrapped in a friends-with-benefits agreement.
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Quintessence by Cameo Renae ~ One night. One stolen moment. One complete stranger. One bite. That’s all it took to change Kate’s life forever.
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A Frigid Encounter by Jennifer Foor ~ A winter storm brings a woman and man together during dire circumstances.
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One Night Wife by Kelly Walker ~ Cole wants one night with a pretty face before he deploys with his unit in two days, but the last thing he expects is for his childhood crush to open the door. With only one night to spend together, can they make up for a lifetime of missed opportunities?
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Only Once by Julia Crane ~ With only months to live, Meghan Clarke throws caution to the wind when she meets an arrogant stranger who makes her feel more alive than she has in years.
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A Night Worth Dying For by Lizzy Ford ~ In a city at the mercy of a serial killer, Alicia Donovan takes a chance on a handsome stranger – and will never be the same again. Erotic thriller.
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Finding Skye by Morgan Black ~ Skye Kellan just wants a body to snuggle up against during the lonely nights that remind her of a dark past. One night with a potential client, is exactly the release she needs. No nightmares when you don’t sleep, right?
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Shattering all the Rules by Savannah Rylan ~ A rare night off. A girls night out. When Simon meets Carolina, neither can deny themselves any longer, and both decided it’s time to shatter all the rules.
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Press Your Luck by SE Anderson ~ Marko Veltriv is used to getting what he wants, but there’s always been one thing he knows even he can’t have. Coogan MacNeal is a stranger with a dangerous temptation–one night, indulging in his risky fantasy. How can Marko possibly resist?
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Surprised by You by Steph Nuss ~ Tessa Wilder is in for a night of surprises when Justin Jameson offers her a ride home.
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Happy Mother’s Day!

Hello, everyone! Mother’s Day is tomorrow, and I have the best sale going on for the first three books in my Love in the City series! You can get all three books for under $2.00 on Amazon and iBooks (iBooks prices will change tomorrow, May 10th)! Wanted By You (LITC, #1) is currently FREE, but Fantasized By You (LITC, #2) and Pleasured By You (LITC, #3) will be on sale for only 99 cents each on Amazon and iBooks! The sale will end May 11th, so if you haven’t picked up the books yet, tomorrow is the time to do it! If you already have the books and want to gift them to someone you know who would love the series, tomorrow is the time to gift! (Please free feel to share the graphic below on any social media networks to help spread the word! I’d greatly appreciate it!)

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My mother instilled in me my love for reading. She first introduced me to the wonderful Nora Roberts/J.D. Robb books as well as the hilarious Janet Evanovich and her Stephanie Plum series. I’m so thrilled to share such a wonderful hobby with my mom. When my grandma (my mom’s mom) passed away a few years ago, my mom and I found a poem my grandma wrote back when she was in high school. Reading it and knowing my grandmother wrote it encouraged me even more to pursue my dream of becoming a writer. Thanks to my mom, her poem is now framed and hung up in my bedroom (aka my writing cave) where I can look at it everyday and know that my love for writing isn’t just in my heart but also in my blood. I hope all of you take the time tomorrow to celebrate your mothers, even if they’re no longer physically with you, because without them you wouldn’t be here.

Happy Mother’s Day to all of you moms out there! I hope you all have a fantastic day tomorrow!

Xo,

Steph

P.S. – If you’ve read Wanted By You, and want to read another special letter from Ellyson’s mother, Karen, please click here!

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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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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Goodreads Giveaway & More

Happy Saturday, folks!

I hope spring has finally sprung wherever you are! I just wanted to pop in and share a little news with you!

Pleasured By You (Love in the City, #3) is finally available on Barnes and Noble for any of you Nook users. It’s also available in paperback form on Barnes and Noble, Amazon and Createspace. I know I’m biased, but the paperbacks are absolutely gorgeous; the yellow cover will certainly brighten up any bookshelf!

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Speaking of paperbacks, I also have a Goodreads giveaway going on for a chance to win 1 of 3 signed Pleasured By You paperbacks, so be sure to enter:

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Giveaway ends April 24, 2015.

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Wanted By You (Love in the City, #1) is still FREE on Amazon, iBooks, and Kobo, and discounted at 99 cents on Barnes and Noble.

Last but certainly not least, I’m finally coming to New York City! I’ll be at the Sexy in the City Author Event on May 30th, 2015 at the Crowne Plaza Times Square in Manhattan with tons of amazing authors. I may write about NYC, but I’ve never been there so I’m really excited to visit the city I’ve set my series in as well as meet my fellow authors and readers at the signing! If you’re in the area and want to get tickets to the event, please click here! I look forward to meeting you!

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Xo,

Steph

Pleasured By You: Available Now!

Last Friday, my third baby came into the world in the form of Pleasured By You (Love in the City, #3)! I’m so unbelievably proud of this book. It’s the first book that I’ve self-published, and I cannot thank all of you enough for your continuous support. If you haven’t had a chance to pick it up yet, please do so by clicking on your preferred reading platform below! You can also check out what readers are saying about the third installment of my Love in the City series on the Pleasured By You page here on my website or on Goodreads

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Grab your copy of Pleasured By You today:

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I’ve also included extras for those of you who enjoy devouring the story in a whole different way beyond reading it. You’ll find the soundtrack to Pleasured By You with songs from the book and/or songs I listened to while writing. I’ve also created clothing and scene boards so you could visualize scenes or outfits as I did. There are more extras in the form of a heartfelt letter and a character interview here, featuring your favorite couples from the Love in the City series: Ellyson and Carter, Maverick and Harper, and Fletcher and Bayler. You can also check out The Name Game page here on my website for a behind-the-scenes look on how I come up with names for my characters and places. If you can’t get enough of the Love in the City gang, check out their character profiles here and be sure to join Nuss’ Navy on Facebook for special exclusives!

I hope you enjoy Bayler and Fletcher’s story as much as I enjoyed writing it. I look forward to reading more reviews and feedback from all of you, so please don’t be shy about contacting me or putting into words how you felt about the book in the form of a review! I really do appreciate it!

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I promise I’m working on the next Love in the City book, and when I have a release date for you, I will let you know as soon as possible.

Lastly, I want to thank all the book bloggers who participated in my release day blitz and reviewed Pleasured By You as well as all the authors and readers who attended my Pleasured By You Facebook party and made my day even more special! Xo

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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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iBooks Preorder: Pleasured By You (Love in the City, #3)

Do you remember that New Year’s one-night stand discussed in Fantasized By You (Love in the City, #2)? Well, now you can read about it! Fletcher Haney is now available for preorder on iBooks as is a sample, Pleasured By You (Love in the City, #3), so you can get a little preview of his and Bayler’s sexy time if you’re too excited to wait until release day on March 20th!

Don’t forget to join the release day party and invite your fellow book lovers for lots of fun giveaways and author takeovers from a handful of my favorite writers!

And remember, Wanted By You (Love in the City, #1) is still FREE for a limited time on Amazon, iBooks, and Kobo! So, please share with all of your reader friends so they can fall in love with the Love in the City gang! Speaking of fans, if you haven’t joined Nuss’ Navy, you’ll want to do so now! There are lots of teasers for Pleasured By You posted in the group, and I’ll be doing special giveaways exclusively for the group when March 20th comes around!

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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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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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Valentine’s Day Special: Love in the City

With the lovers’ holiday just days away, I thought I’d share some Valentine’s Day specials from the couples of the Love in the City series! First, you’ll get a glimpse into Wanted By You (Love in the City, #1)‘s couple, Carter and Ellyson, and their past: their first Valentine’s Day together as friends in college (2005). Next is a teaser from Harper and Maverick’s Valentine’s Day from Fantasized By You (Love in the City, #2). And finally, what would a Valentine’s Day special be without some sexting! Enjoy some texts between my latest couple from Pleasured By You (Love in the City, #3), Bayler and Fletcher. Enjoy!

Valentine’s 2005

Carter

It was the Friday night before Valentine’s Day, and Elly and I were hanging out in my dorm working on our Psychology homework. On any other Friday, we’d probably be at a party somewhere, getting drunk and having a good time, but since most of the parties this weekend would be directed towards couples, Elly didn’t feel like going out. And if she wasn’t going out, I wasn’t going out.

That was the way it’d been since I saw her on our first day of college a few months ago. Sure, I noticed other girls around campus flirting for my attention, but the only woman who held mine was lying across my twin bed right now with her long, red hair cascading over her shoulders as she kicked her feet in the air and stared up at the television.

“Gross!” she exclaimed, wrinkling her nose.

“What?” I asked, intrigued by her outburst. Turning my head toward the television, I watched the Russell Stover’s commercial. Smiling, I looked over my shoulder. “You have a thing against chocolate?”

“Assorted chocolates, yes,” she said seriously.

“Everyone loves boxes of chocolate. Flowers and chocolates. Isn’t that what every girl wants on Valentine’s Day?”

Shaking her head, she muttered, “Not this girl.”

Laughing, I closed my Psych book, too distracted by the hot girl in the room to even care about depression. It was already depressing enough that it had been almost six months and I still hadn’t made a move on Ellyson Evans. “Okay then, what’s your ideal Valentine’s Day present?”

“I don’t know, but it’s definitely not a box full of chocolates with suspicious fillings inside of them.”

This is what I love about her. Any other single girl would be whining because she wouldn’t be receiving a box of chocolates this year, but Elly’s complaining about the actual chocolates themselves. “Isn’t that the fun of it though? You never know what you’re going to get.”

“How is that fun?!” she said, furrowing her brows. “I mean, Forrest Gump’s mom was right, life is full of surprises, but when it comes to chocolate, I want to know what I’m getting. I don’t want to bite into a peanut-butter-cup-look-a-like and find out it has coconut inside. That’s just disgusting.”

I laughed again. “Don’t they have them labeled underneath each piece of chocolate?”

“Yes, but who actually takes the time to read those things?” she deadpanned. “And even if they did read them, they still probably wouldn’t know what they were since some of them are called weird names. None of them say, ‘Looks like a Reese’s cup, but it’s not!’”

“Okay, so tell me what you’d prefer?”

Resting her chin on her hand, she sighed. “You know the Hershey’s Cookies ‘n’ Crème?”

“Yeah . . .”

“I’d like a box full of fun-sized Hershey’s Cookies ‘n’ Crème bars, but you can’t get them this time of year. They only come out with the fun-sized ones during Halloween because white chocolate is like the middle child in the chocolate family.”

I’m the middle child in my family. I couldn’t wait to see where she went with this.

“Compared to milk and dark, white chocolate is the most delicious. It’s not the attention whore like milk chocolate or a liar like dark chocolate.”

Amused, I said, “I get how milk chocolate is an attention whore, but how is dark a liar? Isn’t it supposed to be the healthier chocolate?”

“That’s just it though. It is healthier so people end up eating more of it because they think they’re doing something good for themselves, but then they lose all sense of portion control. That’s not healthy. Sure, dark chocolate might statistically be healthier for us, but it still has calories and fat just like all the other chocolates. If I’m going to eat chocolate, I’m going to eat the most delicious, who-cares-how-many-calories-it-has kind.”

Laughing again, I nodded. “Okay, okay, you have a point.”

“What about you?” she asked, smiling proudly. “What’s your ideal Valentine’s Day gift?”

Smiling mischievously, I allowed my eyes to roam over her tight, little body sprawled across my bed. With her shoulders slightly hunched and her elbows pressed into the mattress, her breasts swelled against her sweater. Her jeans hugged her ass just right, and from my seat at my desk, I imagined the perfect Valentine’s Day gift: Ellyson Evans lying on my bed in nothing but sexy, red lingerie to match that beautiful hair of hers. Sure, most guys would want their girl already naked, but as I imagined slowly unwrapping the lacy material from her body, taking my sweet, torturous time, touching her and kissing every inch of her until she was begging me to take her, I thought getting Elly naked myself would be the ultimate gift.

“Earth to Carter,” Elly laughed, waving her hand in the air.

Shaking my head, my smile widened as I let the daydream of her disappear, knowing I wouldn’t tell her what I really wanted for Valentine’s Day. Over the months, we’d become really great friends, and as much as I wanted her, I couldn’t risk ruining our friendship right now. “I guess my ideal gift would be beer. For guys, alcohol is our chocolate.”

She laughed. “But it doesn’t taste nearly as good though.”

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One Day Later

After Ellyson left my room last night, I couldn’t sleep. Her scent lingered for a while, causing all of my thoughts to drift back to her. The way she smiled and laughed, the way her mind worked; she was so unlike any other girl I’d ever met. Like sheets straight from the dyer, she was warm and inviting and completely captivating, it wasn’t a surprise I stayed up all night thinking of a way to give her a Valentine’s Day gift without coming on to her. I wanted to eventually make a move, ask her out on a date, but I knew she wasn’t ready for it. She didn’t notice me the way I noticed her, or if she did, she was great at hiding it.

“What are you doing?” Cash asked, walking back into our room after saying good-bye to the girl he’d brought back last night.

Another reason I couldn’t sleep last night: my roommate hooked up with the loudest chick on the planet. I couldn’t have been happier to see her go.

“Just working on something,” I answered, gluing a piece of cardboard into the inside of an old shoebox. “Glad you finally got Miss Squeals to leave.”

“Man, she was loud, wasn’t she?” he laughed, rubbing the back of his neck.

“Loud is an understatement.”

“What’s with these?” he asked, grabbing the bag of chocolates from my desk.

“Nothing,” I said, snatching them out of his hand.

He laughed, and then walked back to his bed and flopped down on top of it. “Carter, please tell me this has nothing to do with Elly.”

“It has everything to do with her.”

“You are so pathetic. Just ask her out. You have her number. You know where she lives. You have a couple of classes together. Just fucking do it already!”

Looking over my shoulder, I glared at him. “Sorry, but I don’t just want to hookup with her.”

“I know, but−”

“It’s just some chocolate. It’s not a big deal, but if anyone’s to blame it’s you. If you hadn’t brought that chick back last night, I wouldn’t have had to leave to keep my hearing intact.”

“You’re right; I can get pussy without buying it chocolate.”

“That’s not what I meant,” I said, rolling my eyes. “Last night, I went to the store to kill time and I found the chocolate she likes.”

He groaned, covering his face with his hands. “Dude, it’s sad that you even know what kind of chocolate she likes.”

“No, it’s not,” I said, proudly admiring the shoebox full of tiny squares. “Women love men who pay attention.”

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Valentine’s Day

Throughout the day, I’d watched couple after couple exchange gifts and affections. Love songs played on the radio. Grand gestures went on here and there. A few guys even proposed. Women carried teddy bears and flowers and boxes of chocolates around campus like they were gold medals from their perfect boyfriends.

But as the day turned into night, I headed over to Elly’s, knowing Paige, Elly’s roommate, was at her Monday night class.

I knocked on the door, and Elly immediately answered.

“Hey,” she said, opening the door further. “What’s up?”

“Not much,” I said, walking into her room. She shut the door behind me, and I turned to face her. “Just thought I’d bring you this.”

I handed her the shoebox wrapped in shiny red paper, and she smiled and shook her head. “Carter, what is this?”

Taking a seat on the edge of her bed, I shrugged. “Open it.”

The smile on her face grew as she lifted the lid and found thirty small squares filled with fun-sized Hershey’s Cookies ‘n’ Crème candy bars.

Laughter fell from her lips as she sat next to me. “Where did you find these?”

“BJ’s in Brooklyn.”

“You went all the way to Brooklyn just to find the most delicious chocolate?” she asked in a sweet surprised voice.

“Cash brought a chick home with him the other night. I had a lot of time to kill.”

She took one of the bars out and immediately ripped it opened, and then tossed it in her mouth and moaned as she bit into the white chocolate bar filled with cookie chunks. “It’s like a tiny brick of heaven.”

I laughed and slid my arm around her shoulders. “Happy Valentine’s Day, Elly.”

“Thank you,” she said, batting those big brown eyes at me. “I really do love it. Best box of chocolates ever!” She moved the box of chocolates off her lap and walked into her closet. I heard her footsteps coming closer again and looked up to find her showing off a thirty-pack of Coors Light. “It’s a good thing one of my neighbors has a fake id.”

Standing, I walked over to her, wanting more than anything to take her face in my hands and kiss the ever-loving fuck out of those perfect pink lips, but instead, I just smiled down at her. “You got me beer?”

“Of course, I did,” she smirked. “It’s your chocolate.”

Grabbing the case from her hands, I set it on the floor and then wrapped her up in a hug, hoping someday we’d share a Valentine’s Day together as a real couple instead of just friends.

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Pleasured By You will release March 20th, 2015! Be sure to add it your Goodreads and join the Facebook party!

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Happy Valentine’s Day from the Love in the City gang!

Xo,

Steph Nuss

 

Black Friday Book Sale!

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Black Friday: a time when everyone goes insane for crazy good deals. But I think we can all agree that the best deals don’t mean having to stand in line or wake up at a ridiculously early hour just to get them. No, the best deals are book deals, and you can get them without even leaving your warm, cozy home. 

So, I’ve put both of my Love in the City books on sale for a limited time! This is the first time Fantasized By You has EVER been this low! So, if you haven’t read Harper and Maverick’s story yet, now is the time to pick it up and read it! If you haven’t had a chance to get either books and fall in love with the gang from Love in the City series, now is the perfect time to get the first two books because the prices will only be this low for a short amount of time. (These books can be read as stand-alones!)

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BUY LINKS:

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

Amazon * iBooks * Barnes & Noble * Kobo

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

Amazon * iBooks * Barnes & Noble * Kobo

If you’ve already read them, please consider gifting them to your book-loving friends, family members, complete strangers, etc! Please help me spread the word on this amazing deal by sharing the above photo on your Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest! After all, tis the season for giving, and may you all have a wonderful and safe Thanksgiving! I want to thank each and every one of you for helping make this writing dream of mine come true! You’ve seriously made this one of the best years of my life, and I will forever be grateful for you, the readers. 

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