Seven 11 Blog Hop + Giveaways

Seven 11 blog hop

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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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! 

#GIVEAWAY Merry Bookmas: Steph’s Six Days of Christmas

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Happy Holidays, everyone!

This December, I’ve teamed up with six bloggers who have been with me from the very beginning to do a Christmas giveaway for all of you. Even before my first book came out, these girls were cheering me on and helping spread the word about me and my Love in the City series. They’ve put me in touch with so many other bloggers and readers I’ve become friends with now, too. They’ve made teaser pics and hosted giveaways for me. They’ve been involved with blog tours and my series tour. They’ve helped give me insight to New York City (the setting of the Love in the City series) since I live in Kansas and have yet to visit! They’ve beta read for me. They’ve left honest, beautiful reviews for both books that put a smile on my face. Simply put, they’ve taken time out of their busy lives to take a chance on me and my books, to promote them without asking for anything in return. They’ve seriously made 2014 a great year for me.

So, as a way to say thank you for all their support and to give back, I’ve given each blog a signed paperback set of the first two books in the Love in the City series to give away to their followers (Wanted By You & Fantasized By You). Six lucky readers will win both books! All you have to do is enter the giveaway below by clicking on the photo and following their blogs, following them on Twitter, and/or tweeting about the giveaway!

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I hope you all have a wonderful and safe holiday and an even better New Year! Thank you so much for making 2014 a great debut year for my writing! Your support truly means the world to me! This is only the beginning, folks! I have so many ideas floating around this crazy mind of mine; I can’t wait to share all my stories with you. 

If you’re new to the Love in the City series, I truly hope you check it out and enjoy it; I’d love to hear what you think of the gang! If you’re already a fan and can’t wait for more, I promise I’m working hard to give you everything you want! 😉 Stay tuned: I may just share the covers for the rest of the series and their blurbs soon! They’re too pretty to keep a secret much longer. Comment below with whose cover and blurb you’re most excited for: Tessa and Justin’s book, Paige’s book, Max’s book, or Cash’s book! 

And as always, please share the giveaway with your book-lovin’ friends and spread the holiday cheer!

Xo,

Steph

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)

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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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Love in the City Series Tour

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Today kicks off my Love in the City Series Tour! First, I’d like to thank Melanie at Book Empire Promotions for hosting and organizing the event! Secondly, I want to thank all the book bloggers participating in the tour. Book bloggers help get the word out about authors like myself and our books. So, I’m very grateful to all of you who are taking the time to post about my Love in the City series and/or review the books. It truly means the world to me!

The Love in the City series is about a group of friends looking for love in New York City. Each book is about a different couple and their story is told from both the female and male POVs. The books can be read as standalones, but you’ll find out that each book picks up where the previous one left off. I decided to do it that way so that my readers didn’t miss anything in the lives of the Love in the City gang (meet the gang by clicking here). I know as a reader myself, I always wonder, why didn’t the author give us an epilogue? What about this or that? So, that’s why there are no epilogues in my series, because I promise you, what you want in an epilogue will eventually happen in the series. Each book ends in a happily ever after though, so no worries, they are no cliffhangers! I’ve also done something special with the series: all of the book covers are a different color that represents an awareness that’s featured in each book. I think it’s important as a writer to not only tell a great story, but also have an important message behind it. So, I hope that you fall in love with the story and its characters and take away the message behind it all, too.

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

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Carter was captivated by Ellyson Evans the moment he laid eyes on her, but she was the one girl who didn’t beg for his attention.

He wanted her.

Ellyson vowed to never fall in love, because love can destroy you, but then she met Carter Jennings.

She wanted him.

Unwilling to risk their comfortable friendship, neither confessed their desires.

Losing touch after college, a chance meeting reconnects them.

They want each other.

But love in the city is never quite that easy.

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

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Celebrity fashion designer, Harper Jennings is only months away from turning thirty, and her dream of living a happily ever after has yet to come true.

She’s given up on her fantasy.

Personal trainer and gym owner, Maverick Jones isn’t thrilled about having a designer mentoring in his new clinic, but after meeting the brunette beauty face-to-face, he dreams of having his way with her.

He’s ready to turn his fantasy into reality.

But when their fantasies collide, love in the city becomes more complicated than they ever imagined.

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If you haven’t checked out the series yet, now is the perfect time as Wanted By You (Love in the City, #1) is FREE for a limited time on Amazon, iBooks, and Kobo! October is breast cancer awareness month, and the pink cover of Wanted By You represents all of those women who have battled, who are currently battling, and who will battle breast cancer and other women’s cancers. If you’re already a fan of the series, please let your fellow book lovers and friends know about it! Word of mouth is one of the greatest ways to help out your favorite books and authors. 

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

I’m currently in the middle of writing the third book in the Love in the City series, Pleasured By You, but it is now up for pre-order on iBooks! Here’s an unedited and subject-to-change teaser from Pleasured By You told from Fletcher’s point of view:

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You can find more exclusives for the series and lots of book talk in my Nuss’ Navy group on Facebook!

Thank you again to all the book bloggers taking the time to promote my Love in the City series! I really appreciate it! I’ll be sharing their posts on my Facebook and Twitter pages, and I hope you stop at all their blogs/pages to read their reviews and check out their promotional posts! They work so hard to keep their awesome blogs up and running, to share their love of reading with everyone, so please be sure to pay them all a visit and show your appreciate for all their book recommendations!    

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Breast Cancer Awareness

10609455_292679967589162_7650136983460614506_nI’m so honored to be involved in Sydney Jamesson’s Breast Cancer Awareness Event. If you’ve read Wanted By You, you know Ellyson lost her mom to breast cancer, and I’m sure you’ve personally known someone who has fought against it, is fighting it now, or will fight it. They’re all warriors and we’re taking this month to honor them. During the month of October, I’d like to invite you to please join our Facebook event for weekly giveaways and information on early detection and prevention. It’s important for us to stay proactive and never give up hope for a cure. While cancer is a very terrifying disease, it’s a disease we cannot ignore. For more information, please check out my awareness page on women’s cancer on ways to stay proactive in your health. Any kind of mesothelioma legal consultaion is provided by asbestos attorneys, and if you’d like to donate to the Susan G. Komen Foundation, click here

In more breast cancer awareness news, authors Riley Mackenzie are spreading awareness by giving away a book a day during the month of October. Be sure to like their page and help spread awareness! 

One of my favorite authors, Tara Sivec, also just released another book in her Chocoholics series titled, Tattoos and TaTas. During the month of October, all of her proceeds will go to breast cancer awareness. It’s currently on sale for $1.99, and I promise you won’t be disappointed. I love Tara and her characters, and this story is very near and dear to her personally, so please pick up a copy of Tattoos and TaTas today and help support breast cancer awareness!

 

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A Cherry-Poppin’ Giveaway!

I met Lauren from CherryRed’s Reads before my first book came out, and she has continuously supported me as a friend, fellow book lover, and book blogger ever since! She’s so passionate about reading, and she helps me get all the NYC stuff in my books correct and showers me with NYC pictures for inspiration; I don’t know what I’d do without her and I cannot thank our friend, Heather, enough for introducing us!

CherryRed’s Reads’ Facebook page just hit 500 likes, and to celebrate, Lauren’s giving away the first signed set of Wanted By You (LITC, #1) and Fantasized By You (LITC, #2) from my Love in the City series plus a I Heart NY tee!

To enter, click on the picture below, and you’ll be directed to Lauren’s blog where you can check out her cherry-poppin’ reviews of both books as well as enter to win these precious beauties! Thank you again for being such devoted book lovers and good luck!

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Thank You

I just want to take a moment to thank everyone for making this month so special for me as a writer. Both Wanted By You and Fantasized By You are listed as best-sellers on Amazon, and that just seriously blows my mind! I’ve also ranked on iBooks, and it’s all because of YOU, so thank you all so very much!

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All of your reviews, comments, and messages have been read, and I love hearing from you guys so please keep ’em coming! Thank you so much for all of your support! I can’t tell you how much it means to me that you’re all falling in love with the Love in the City gang! I love them, and I’m so thrilled that most of you feel the same! 

To all of the book bloggers who have participated in my blog tours and helped get the word out about my series, thank you all so much! I’ve said this in my acknowledgements, but I feel the need to say it again, you’re seriously the best pimps a girl could have! Thank you for all the hard work you put in to running your amazing, creative book blogs! 

To all of my readers, thank you, thank you, thank you! Word of mouth is the best way to get a book out there, and when I hear that you recommended my books to a friend and they loved them, it’s seriously the best feeling in the world! You all have such a passion for reading, and I’m so happy you’re sharing my books with your fellow book lovers! I owe all of the achievements mentioned above to YOU! So, thank you for loving what I do and loving my characters and their stories! It truly means the world to me! 

I don’t have a release date for book three yet, but when I do, you’ll be the first to know. And I promise, everything you’ve been wanting to read about will happen in book three! I couldn’t leave you all hanging like that! *wink*

There’s still ONE DAY LEFT to enter my Fantasized By You blog tour giveaway for a chance to win signed paperbacks and gift cards! So, if you haven’t entered or know someone who hasn’t, please share the giveaway with them; the more, the merrier! Plus, who doesn’t love signed paperbacks and gift cards?! Click here to enter!

Thank you, again, for being the awesome readers that you are and for making this month the greatest month in my writing career! I hope the rest of your summer is amazing, fun and safe! I’ll be spending the rest of mine outlining and writing and I can’t wait!

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Last day to get Wanted By You for FREE!

Today is the last day to get Wanted By You (Love in the City, #1) FREE on Amazon and iBooks! That’s a $3.99 savings, too good to pass up!

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And the great news is you don’t have to wait for book two in the series because it’s already out! Fantasized By You (LITC, #2) released on Monday!

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FREE Exclusively on iBooks!

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I’m so excited to announce that Wanted By You is part of iBooks’ First in a Series Romance promotion in the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, UK and Ireland! So, if you haven’t started my Love in the City series or know somebody who hasn’t, let them know about this awesome deal because now is the time to start! There are tons of great books for free, and if you’re a series lover like I am, you don’t want to miss out on these great deals! Wanted By You is usually priced at $3.99! Click the download button below to get your free copy now!

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What’s also so great about this promotion is that it’s happening right before the release of the second book in my Love in the City series, Fantasized By You, so you don’t have to wait long for book two! The books in the series can be read as stand-alones since each story is about a different couple, but the timeline in book two picks up where book one left off so you won’t miss anything! Fantasized By You (Love in the City, #2) will release on July 14th, and is now available for pre-order on iBooks! So, you’re getting two books for $4.99! That’s a steal! To pre-order your copy of Fantasized By You, click the download button below!

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Like I said, please let your friends and family and fellow book lovers know about this awesome promotion because it’s too good to pass up! Thank you so much for all of your support, and I hope you all have a great weekend!

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