NOW AVAILABLE: Inspired By You

It’s RELEASE DAY! Whitley and Maxton have been released out into the wild for your pleasure! I know it took me longer than normal to come out with this latest Love in the City novel, and I just want to thank you so much for being patient with me! I hope you enjoy it, and I hope you’ll leave me some feedback in the form of a review no matter how you feel about the story! Inspired By You’s soundtrack and awareness page are now up on my website! I’ve also unlocked the Pinterest board for Inspired By You! Please be sure to check out my Nuss’ Navy group for exclusive giveaways, as well as my Facebook page for another release day giveaway! Thank you again for your love and support of the Love in the City series! It means so much to me! Happy reading!

Fame made him selfish.

Hollywood heartthrob, Maxton Waters, has just been named the World’s Sexiest Man Alive. Women fantasize about him. Men want to be him. The paparazzi continuously follow him. His ego is definitely larger than his heart.

Poverty made her grateful.

Whitley Gonzalez has made a life for herself after growing up in and out of homeless shelters. Now a hardworking nurse, she spends her spare time raising her son alone and giving back to the community that helped raise her.

But when Max is sentenced to hours of community services and placed under the single mom’s thumb, working together proves harder than they ever expected, inspiring an unlikely love in the city.

*Can be read as a standalone*

Candy at Prisoners of Print – “Love. Adore. Smitten for. Crazy about. Infatuated with.”

Author Kelly Siskind – “The chemistry between Whitley and Max was stellar. Fun banter.”

Britt Red Hatter Book Blog – “If you’re looking for something that gives you pure heartfelt sweetness with the perfect amount of heat, look no further!”


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EXCERPT: Inspired By You

We’re FOUR days away from the release of Inspired By You (Love in the City, #6)! I hope you’re as excited as I am! In celebration of the upcoming release, I’ve decided to share an excerpt of the story just for you! This snippet is from Whitley and her son, Zane! I had so much fun including a younger character in the story. Zane adds an innocence to the fun, lightheartedness you’ve come to expect from the Love in the City characters! Enjoy!

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Inspired By You by Steph Nuss Copyright 2018

He entered his room with his back to me, rubbing his tired eyes. “I hope he calls you.”

What. Did. He. Just. Say?

It was late, so for a moment I thought I misheard him. Leaning against his doorjamb, I eyed him suspiciously. “What did you just say?”

He jumped up on his bed and pulled the covers down. “I said, ‘I hope Max calls you.’”

What’s he up to? I crossed my arms over my chest. “I doubt that will happen, bud. He doesn’t have my number.”

“Yes, he does,” he retorted truthfully, resting back against his pillows. “I gave it to him when he asked me for it.”

Gah! I’m going to kill Max Waters!

“He asked you for my phone number?” I asked, completely shocked that Max would go to such lengths to get my phone number.

“Yeah,” Zane said with a shrug. “He said he would ask you out on a date.”

So, this is what it feels like to be pimped out by your child?

Utterly embarrassing!

Part of me wished the wood flooring would open up and swallow me whole, but that’d leave Zane parentless and I couldn’t do that to him. He had no idea what he’d done tonight would embarrass me. He didn’t fully understand the concept of embarrassment yet, but I was definitely saving this moment in my brain to remember when he started dating. I’d get out every cute, naked baby picture of him I owned.

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PREORDER: Inspired By You

Hey, everyone! We are less than two weeks away from the release of Inspired By You, and I wanted to make sure you all had a chance to preorder before it releases on May 10th, 2018! Inspired By You’s preorders are available everywhere, but you will only find the sample to read early on iBooks!

Grab your preorder today by clicking on your preferred eBook retailer here: Amazon, iBooks, Kobo, and Nook!

I’m so excited to share this next Love in the City installment with you! The whole gang is involved, as they have been throughout the series. You’ll read about how they are as parents, how their relationships are continuing to grow, and of course, the hilarity and problems that ensue along the way!

As such, I hope you preorder the book today so you don’t miss Max and Whitley’s story! It’s a single parent/opposites attract romance you do not want to miss!

In the meantime, check out some teasers from Inspired By You below, and feel free to help spread the word by sharing the preorder links and the graphic(s) posted here! Also, I’ve posted an exclusive Inspired By You excerpt in my Nuss’ Navy group on Facebook, so if you’re not a member, please be sure to join and check it out! I’ll also be doing some exclusive giveaways just for my Nuss’ Navy members when Inspired By You releases; another added bonus to joining my group!

More teasers to come, I promise!

I want to give a huge THANK YOU to all the book bloggers who have signed up to help promote Inspired By You on release day and the days to follow. Those who signed up for ARCs will be getting them soon! We have over 100 blogs participating, and I am so thrilled to have all your support! So, thank you so very much for your participation!

To my hometown readers in Russell, I’ve donated signed paperbacks of the first five (5) Love in the City books as well as some adult coloring books as door prizes for the Russell Chamber’s Ladies Night – Vendor Fair that’s happening this coming Friday, May 4th! I hope to see you there!

May you all have a great week and don’t forget to preorder Inspired By You!

XO,

Steph

Inspired By You: Coming Soon

Yes, you read that title right! Inspired By You (Love in the City, #6) is releasing on May 10th, 2018! I’m so excited for you all to read Max and Whitley’s story! A single mom and the world’s Sexiest Man Alive. I love a great single parent story, and Whitley’s is so inspiring. As for Max, I think his story is the perfect redemption from when we first met him in Fantasized By You.

Fame made him selfish.

Hollywood heartthrob, Maxton Waters, has just been named the World’s Sexiest Man Alive. Women fantasize about him. Men want to be him. The paparazzi continuously follow him. His ego is definitely larger than his heart.

Poverty made her grateful.

Whitley Gonzalez has made a life for herself after growing up in and out of homeless shelters. Now a hardworking nurse, she spends her spare time raising her son alone and giving back to the community that helped raise her.

But when Max is sentenced to hours of community services and placed under the single mom’s thumb, working together proves harder than they ever expected, inspiring an unlikely love in the city.

*TEASER*

*SOUNDTRACK SNEAK PEEK*

Once I have preorder links, I will post them here! For now, please be sure to add Inspired By You to your To-Be-Read list on Goodreads by clicking here!

If you’re a book blogger and would like to help promote Inspired By You as well as read an advanced reader copy (ARC), please click here to signup! Enticing Journey Book Promotions is hosting the release day blitz and blog tour! I’d love all the help I can get in reminding readers about the Love in the City series!

Thank you so much for being so incredibly patient with me! I cannot tell you how grateful I am for all of you who have continuously shared my work with others and cheered me on! I’ve made a deal with my editors that I’ll never take such a long time to write a book again, and now you know, so I’m definitely keeping that promise!

I seriously can’t wait for May 10th! I hope you’re as excited as I am! Comment below if you’d like an excerpt from the story!

xo,
Steph

SALE: Challenged By You

Hey, everyone! I hope you’re enjoying the start of your long, holiday weekend! I’m spending it by celebrating the birthday of my fifth book, Challenged By You! Drake and Paige’s story released one year ago! So to celebrate, I’ve discounted the book to 99 cents on Amazon, iBooks, and Kobo! Check out the links below for your preferred eBook retailer, and please, please, PLEASE consider sharing the sale to any and all of your book friends who may be interested! I’d love you forever if you helped spread the word about this awesome deal with as many people as you can!

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I know, I know, you’re probably asking yourself, “What the hell has Steph been up to? It’s been a year since she’s released a book!”

Have no fear . . . I’m currently working on the sixth Love in the City, Inspired By You, which is Max and Whitley’s story. (Cash WILL get a story . . . the best is always save for last!) I’ve also been plotting stories for my next series, as well as working on audiobooks of the first five Love in the City books. So, I promise I AM working on book stuff!

I’m also getting ready for my next book signing in Oklahoma City on November 11th! The line up is so amazing, and I’ve never been to OKC before, so I’m doubly excited to attend! So, if you’re in the area, please consider getting tickets because I’d love to meet you! For more information about the event, please join the Route 66 Author Event – Attendees Group on Facebook by clicking here!

Happy Labor Day Weekend . . . aka: Here’s to another day you get to read instead of going to work!

Bom Bidi Giveaway

I want to start off by apologizing for not posting in a LONG freaking time! It’s been months and I’m so sorry! I’d like to rectify that by giving away FIVE $5.00 Amazon gift cards to FIVE lucky readers! To enter, just comment on this post with your email! I’ll randomly select the winners, so watch your emails!

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I know you’re probably wondering what I’ve been up, and sadly I can’t say it’s been writing tons of books, though I have been working on Whitley and Max’s story (yes, they’re next, and Cash’s story is last…you know the saying, saving the best for last!) I’ve moved into a different place, and I’m happy to say that Gunner and I have adjusted nicely and we’re loving it! I’ve also been busy with my family and friends during the holidays. I had a brother get married in Mexico (this ginger is never going there again) as well as all the normal holidays. I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year (gah! I’ve been gone too long, never again, I swear!). Again, sorry!

I also had my first book signing of 2017 in Maryland at the Rebels Hit the Road event! It was a blast getting to meet so many readers and hang out with my team of editors and fellow authors! Casey Peeler has the best accent ever, so much so that I found myself trying to mimic her (I love it)! It was also so incredibly nice to catch up with Trudy Stiles (I hadn’t seen her since NYC)! I fangirled hard too. First off, Debra Anastasia turned me into a rotten carrot top with one of her maxi pads (she ran out of the color orange), but I felt like framing it anyway because it’s Debra Freaking Anastasia. So I returned the favor by giving her a paperback of Pleasured By You that I screwed up while signing books for a reader (so Debra Anastasia has Fletcher now: fangirl). Then Jennifer Armentrout and I bumped into each other when we were getting together to take our author group picture before the signing. I may have swore to myself to never wash my right shoulder in case her awesome writing vibes transferred over to me during said run-in. I’m sure she doesn’t remember it at all but I do; that’s all that matters right? Ha! Like I said, total fangirl moment!

We also went to see Fifty Shades Darker while in Maryland and it was AMAZING! I’m currently jamming to the FSD soundtrack while I write this post. If you haven’t seen it, get out of the house and to your nearest movie theater!

My next two signings are in March. I have Kinky in Kansas City on March 4th, and Authors in the City in Raleigh, North Carolina on March 11th! The lineups are absolutely stellar! I’m already fangirling over the other authors attending each event. If I run into Laurelin Page and Sawyer Bennett and my other faves, I’ll tell you all about the awesomeness! Can’t wait! Hope to see you there!

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In Love in the City news, like I said above, I’ve been working on Max and Whitley’s story. I know most of you are excited for Cash’s story, and I am too because he’s amazing. But I felt like I needed to give Max and Whitley a story. Remember how the Friends writers never gave Joey a proper happy ending romance? That’s how I feel about Max and Whitley. We all kind of hated Max in Fantasized By You when he kissed Harper! We all hated Whitley for a brief second in Cherished By You when Tessa thought she was doing Justin! Now, they’re getting their own story so we can fall in love with them because I believe they deserve a redeeming story; they deserve to be part of the Love in the City group. So, you’ll definitely get the whole LITC gang like always, and they’ll help Whitley and Max figure out love in Inspired By You.

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Cash’s story will be last because I’ve saved the best for last. I know you’re saying to yourself, how can he be the last, the best, Steph? But you just wait. You’ve already met his woman in Challenged By You. I’m so excited to write his story, Changed By You, and wrap-up the Love in the City series in the best way possible. But the Love in the City world won’t end with Cash’s story. I’ve promised several readers spin-offs and I will deliver.

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I’ve also plotted a new series, The Cutler Family Quartet. It will be a complete 180 from the Love in the City series, and I’m really excited to give you another group of characters to love. My cover designer starts working on their covers at the end of March! Be sure to join Nuss’ Navy to get the first exclusive look at the covers and the series as a whole.

Again, I’m so SORRY for being away for so long! I promise to post more often and keep you updated! Thank you for staying with me! I have some other awesome news I’ll be able to share Wednesday, March 1st! So stay tune! Remember to enter the Amazon gift card giveaway by commenting on this post with your email below! If you’re coming to the two signings I have left this year, come see me and my mom at my table! Happy reading!

Xo,

Steph Nuss

 

Cover Reveal: Love in the City Series

Happy Holidays, everyone! 

I hope you all have a fun and safe holiday with your family and friends! I want to thank you for making 2014 a wonderful debut writing year for me! I cannot wait to share all my stories with you! Your support truly means the world to me!

A while back, I had the rest of the covers for the Love in the City series done by the brilliant Michelle at IndieBookCovers, and I can’t keep them a secret anymore; they’re too beautiful not to share!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from the Love in the City gang and myself! We’re looking forward to sharing more fun and love stories with you in 2015! Check out the rest of the covers and be sure to add the books to your Goodreads to-be-read lists! 

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One night of pleasure turns into a summer full of lust.

Fletcher Haney owns several businesses all over New York City, gaining him access to tons of beautiful women. He has no intentions of stopping his womanizing ways, until he sees her again.

She’s the ultimate heartbreaker he can’t forget.

Pastry chef bombshell, Bayler Jennings knows she can have any guy she wants, but when her only memorable one-night stand confronts her, she breaks all of her rules.

He’s the love ‘em and leave ‘em flavor she craves.

But as the seasons change, this two-of-a-kind pair fights falling in love in the city, and they’ll soon realize that with pleasure always comes pain.

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Book4-front-ebook-amazon“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.”

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Book5-front-ebook-amazonPaige Abram never faces a problem she can’t solve until her high school sweetheart comes back into her life, and she’s bombarded with memories of their relationship. His presence is almost suffocating, but he’s still just as beautiful as she remembers.

His heart beat differently after its first love.

The moment Drake Wilkins sees her again, the numbness he’s felt since he walked away disappears. But she’s not the same girl he fell in love with back then. She’s colder, not as easy going; she’s a complete stranger now.

Her heart nearly quit after its first loss.

When a funeral has them returning to their hometown, a secret she’s kept from him all these years is revealed. She expects him to push her away but he doesn’t; he tests her just like when they were kids.

Their hearts resuscitate, but in the city, their love will face its biggest challenge of all: survival.

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Book6-front-ebook-amazonFame made him selfish.

Hollywood heartthrob, Maxton Waters, has just been named the World’s Sexiest Man Alive. Women fantasize about him. Men want to be him. The paparazzi continuously follow him. His ego is definitely larger than his heart.

Poverty made her grateful.

Whitley Gonzalez has made a life for herself after growing up in and out of homeless shelters. Now a hardworking nurse, she spends her spare time raising her son alone and giving back to the community that helped raise her.

But when Max is sentenced to hours of community services and placed under the single mom’s thumb, working together proves harder than they ever expected, inspiring an unlikely love in the city.

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Book7-front-ebook-amazonHe’s the bachelor who swore he’d never fall in love.

Cash Donovan interviews musicians on a weekly basis. He’s used to sharing the studio with fame and entertaining his fans. So, when he lands an interview with Grammy Award-winner, Lennox, he doesn’t think anything of it.

She’s the rocker who’s satisfied with being single.

Lennox has made a name for herself, and now she’s traveling the United States to meet her fans. When her manager books her first radio interview, she couldn’t be more excited to meet the notorious radio host, Cash Donovan.

But during their interview, the conversation turns flirtatious, and he’s is urged by fans to ask her out on a date. He obliges and she agrees with one condition: don’t fall for her.

In this heartfelt, hilarious conclusion to the Love in the City series, New York’s favorite, smooth-talking radio host has a change of heart thanks to America’s rock chick, but will he be able to persuade her into forever with him? Tune in to 101.7 WLVE to find out.

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Which is your favorite?! Whose book are you most excited for!? Sound off in the comments below! 

I can’t wait to see them all on a shelf together someday next to these two:

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Xo,

Steph Nuss

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P.S.S. – I’ve seen so many people doing their favorite reads of 2014 (books I read in 2014, not necessary published in 2014), so I’ve decided to share mine! Here are my top 14 reads of 2014 in no particular order: 

1. Beyond the Orange Moon by Adrienne Frances

2. Room for You by Beth Ehemann

3. Indestructible by Angela Graham

4. Dark Places by Gillian Flynn

5. Mr. Mercedes by Stephen King

6. Searching for Perfect by Jennifer Probst

7. Before Jamaica Lane by Samantha Young

8. Dirty Rowdy Thing by Christina Lauren

9. The Man Test by Amanda Aksel

10. Rusty Nailed by Alice Clayton

11. If I Stay by Gayle Forman

12. On the Rocks by Sawyer Bennett

13. Divergent by Veronica Roth

14. The Opportunist by Tarryn Fisher

If you haven’t read the books listed above, I highly recommend them! What were some of your favorite reads of 2014?! Comment below with your favorites!