Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Teaser Tuesday: Nerdy Girl Nation by Lindsey Gray







Lindsey Gray's newest release is turning 6 months old this month. In honor of this milestone, she is sponsoring a Nerdy Girl Scavenger Hunt April 18th - 22nd with several of your favorite authors giving away their fabulous books. Make sure to check LindseyGray.net next week for details.


Nerdy Girl Nation by Lindsey Gray
Published by Gray Matters Press on October 8th 2015Genres: Contemporary Romance Buy on AmazonBarnes & NobleiBooksKobo  Add to Goodreads









Who knew the girl who spent most of her Saturday nights watching Doctor Who marathons with her best friend would end up becoming a reality television star? Not Emma MacLean.

Emma tried to leave the nerdy girl behind as the Vice President of Operations for billionaire venture capitalist, Terrance Hunt, on the hit show Hunt for Life. When double tragedies occur on the same day, Emma is out of a job, but the cameras and a nation of fans continue to follow her.

Rob “Bobby” Breyer lived and breathed the professional wrestling circuit for five years. Rob happens to be a devoted Hunt for Life fan due to a chance meeting with Emma while in high school. When he reaches out to Emma in her time of crisis, he never imagines how much it will change his life. After twelve years, their attraction still sizzles and this time, Rob's not letting Emma get away.

As the cameras roll, Emma's new career and Rob's quest for glory are in the spotlight. When the heat is on, they'll need all the support they can get from the Nerdy Girl Nation.
 

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“Okay.” Apparently she didn't have a say in whom her driving companions were anymore. She didn’t mind, but traveling in a confined space with Rob and the cameras was bound to be trouble.

“Sorry, I had to take a call.” Rob settled into the seat next to Emma, the dash camera aimed directly at the two.

“Are you going to the training facility?” Emma kept an eye on the traffic in front of them.

“Yes. It seems I need a little more training since I have some pretty competitive matches coming up.” 

They hit a bump and his thigh pressed against hers for a few seconds. “Sorry. Um . . . I'm meeting Chance. Phil said it wouldn't be a problem to give me a lift.”

“Not a problem at all. I'm ahead of schedule for once since the shoot didn't take as long as I had planned. I need to get a few things done this afternoon so I can be home on time.”

Rob shifted in the seat, turned his body toward her and draped his arm across the seat. “Something special?”

She stared at his uplifted brow and the quirk of the corner of his mouth before she responded. “Oh, dinner with the family. I haven't got to spend much time with my niece and nephew lately.”

“You're the fun aunt?”

“I’m not sure fun is the right word. Charlotte seems to think I'm pretty cool. Sam's still a baby, so he likes anyone who feeds him or changes his diaper when he needs it.” She laughed a little thinking about the few times she had changed Sam. He was the first boy she'd ever changed a diaper on and boy, was he a completely different experience from changing a girl.

“So, kids? You see yourself having any?”

Emma gulped and felt her palms dampen. He was asking about their possible future without asking directly, the sneaky bastard.

“Well, yes, of course. I would love to with the right man.”

“And what qualifications would this man need to father your children?”

Her throat went dry in an instant.

He’s asking me this in front of the cameras. Is he crazy?

“I don't think this is an appropriate conversation.” What could she say? She sure as hell wasn't about to admit he ticked off every box on her baby daddy checklist.

“Sorry, I'm curious. You were with the tightass, the one who wore the fake Gucci suits, for like a year, right?”

“Yes. Patrick.” She rolled her eyes. What an utter waste of space he was. After the crap he pulled with her and Terrance, he would be lucky to get a job writing for a neighborhood newsletter.

“I wondered if he was the kind of guy you'd want to make babies with.”

The twinkle in his eye told her he was doing it on purpose. He was trying to rile her up on camera and get a reaction out of her.

“A big no. He was only interested in what I gave him and not at all what he could give me.”

“So, answer my question.”

“What do I want in a father for my children? A husband?” He nodded and she ventured to be as honest as possible. “Someone I can be myself with, I guess. I want a man who can put his wife and children first. Family is so important to me, especially since I lost my mom. He'd have to love them too.”

“What about you?” He slid closer to her, his knee touched her thigh. “Loving you is important as well.”

Christ on a cracker, she thought. They hadn't even been on a real date yet, and he was talking about babies, love, and marriage. She thought while they already had a toe in the fire of Hades, might as well jump in with both feet.

“Of course. I wouldn't be able to marry someone I didn't love.” She took her opportunity to turn the tables on him. “What about you? Any wife and kiddos in your future?”

“With the right woman. I can't wait to be a dad. I'm ready for the football practices, ballet lessons, bedtime stories, and all the rest. I loved certain parts of my childhood, but I would do things differently with my kids. Once I say I do, I don't want to be separated for weeks at a time like my parents were.”

“What would you do differently?” she asked before she thought what his answer might be.

“When I was little, my dad was traveling a lot. We went around with him during the summers at first. The separation wasn't good for any of us. Mom was still my dad's manager and doing everything with him hundreds of miles away was hard. When I was about to go into third grade, we pulled up stakes and went on the road with dad year round. I was sort of homeschooled on the road for several years.”

“I had no idea.”

“Yeah. A bunch of the wrestlers had kids around my age. The mothers would take turns with each subject. My mom did most of our English and Math, but some of the others would do History and Science.”

“A little traveling school?”

He nodded. “Not much different from what child actors do on a set, I assume. It was fun, but I don't think I'd want the same life for my kids.”

“Noted.” It slipped out of her mouth before she could even think. Heat rose up her neck with embarrassment.

“Would you be interested in applying for the position? I can assure you, the benefits package would be amazing.”

Emma gritted her teeth at the way he knew how to push her buttons, especially in front of the cameras. She thanked God and all that was holy when Phil pulled into the IWA parking garage. “And this conversation is over.” She gathered her bag and what little she had left of her composure before Phil opened her door.

“I'll get you an application. I'm sure you're more than qualified.”

It took everything she had in her to get out of the car without emitting another word.
 

About Lindsey Gray

Lindsey Gray typed her first complete novel at the age of twelve and dreamed of making her writing into a career. When her eighth grade class wrote a twenty year reunion story, casting her as a mystery novelist, she wasn't sure she could make it a reality. After years of writing off and on, she decided to make a go of it. In December of 2010 she finally made her dream come true with her first published novel, Lies Inside. Five years and thousands of written words later, Lindsey is releasing her seventh published work, Nerdy Girl Nation. When Lindsey takes a break from writing, she spends time with her husband of thirteen years and their two children, reading all kinds of romance novels, and hosting her own weekly radio show, Gray Matters, on TMV Cafe Internet Radio.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Teaser Tuesday: Dominant Persuasions featuring Lori King

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Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Teaser Tuesday: My Mr. Manny AND In My Mother's Footsteps by Jennifer Garcia


This week's #TeaserTuesday is from romance author Jennifer Garcia. Hi, everyone!! Both of my books, My Mr. Manny and In My Mother's Footsteps are up for nomination at The Romance Reviews website. I'd love for you to head on over there and nominate the books you've read and enjoyed to go to the next level. If you've read either of my books, and enjoyed them, please give them a vote. Nominations are open from March 14-31. Click the covers for the nomination link.

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 After getting swept up in nostalgia and losing herself in a quickly progressing romance, her fantasy falls apart. She is left to raise her precious little girl, Lucia, on her own. The demands of Mia’s work schedule and Lucia’s needs increase, and their lives become increasingly hectic. It is soon clear to Mia that she needs help. Luckily, her life-saving cousin saves the day and brings the mother and daughter a male nanny – their new “manny.” After losing his high-pressure job on Wall Street, Dominic Roberts wants to follow his dreams to have a family. He’s already one fiancĂ©e down, and there are no likely prospects for another. In order to find the family he so desperately wants, he finds himself getting into the manny business. Since he is fully qualified to provide childcare and is eager to leave New York City behind, his sister-in-law is able to land him a job in California working for his first client – the beautiful and intriguing Mia Balducci. Will Lucia like the new man in her mother's life? Will Mia? And will this new trio discover the happily ever after they all so desperately seek?

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 "The first thing I saw were his eyes, which were a shade that transcended the most beautiful green things in the world: peacock feathers, limes, and lush leaves. They were small, slanted, and topped with thick dark eyebrows, which added a hint of mystery. His hair was dark black and slicked back. The bone structure of his face was strong, masculine, and angled. I couldn’t stop looking at him. He cleared his throat and put out his hand. “I’m Dominic.” I grabbed it in a firm shake, and I felt like I could see my future in that instant. Pictures of Dominic and me together in our old age flashed before my eyes. I felt comforted, as if I were wrapped in a warm coat of love. It was an amazing feeling. After much too long of a handshake, I pulled my hand back and said, “I am so sorry, Dominic. Please excuse my manners.” I waved him in with my right hand, while holding the door open with my left. “Come in. I’m Mia, by the way. Let’s have a seat in the living room to talk.”"

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 Anela Alborn’s life is a lie. After growing up without the love of a father, her mother reveals his identity. Tragedy strikes and she sets off on an adventure that leads to more than she could ever imagine. Bumping into Christian Sivers distracts her from the real man of her dreams, her father. Will he live up to her dreams? And does she follow in her mother’s footsteps?

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“You have the most beautiful eyes I have ever seen,” he murmured, enunciating every word. I closed my eyes again in disbelief. People were always so mystified by my eyes, and usually not in a good way. I was teased quite a lot as a kid due to the unique color of my irises. The kids had been cruel and relentless; they would meow at me and tell me I was part cat. Even though I knew it wasn’t true, it still stuck with me and scarred me. It was difficult to adjust to the reactions I had been getting as an adult. Most adults said they liked my eyes and that it was a good thing to have them resemble the eyes of a cat, but feeling so self-conscious about it was a hard habit to break. He dropped his hand from my face, picked up his beer, and took a sip. “Please don't shut me out. It’s just that I have never seen eyes that color before. They're like cat eyes.” “I think you have beautiful eyes, too. In fact, I admired them all day. I've never seen eyes that color blue before,” I told him. Christian laughed before giving me his sexy, cocky smile, the one where just one side of his mouth lifted up, and it screamed, “Yeah, I know I’m fine.”


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11061979_10204619574757894_2829309785968567898_n Jennifer Garcia’s lifelong love for reading and writing was put aside for many years while she made her way in the world and nurtured her young family. Originally from Boston, she currently resides in Los Angeles with her husband, two sons, and two dogs. Jennifer believes in writing love stories that connect families and touch hearts.

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Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Teaser Tuesday: Forgotten Awakenings by Lisa Bilbrey







 ~*~Summary~*~

 Two bullets — one just under her right breast and the other in the middle of her left leg. That’s all it had taken to destroy Elle Reid, to leave her weak and useless. Just two little bullets. 

Elle gave into her desires and allowed herself to love. The road to redemption hasn't been easy for her, or her lovers, but together, she, Sadie, Callum, and Derek strive for a life of peace and harmony. But will they get their happily ever after, or will a madwoman's quest for revenge shattered their dreams?





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“She cut you.”
Samuel nodded. “We’d gone out for breakfast, and when we got back, the front door was open. I told Lydia to stay outside and call the police while I went inside.”
“You stupid fool,” Lydia cried.
“What were you thinking?” Elle exclaimed. “Were you trying to get yourself killed?”
“No, of course not!” he insisted. “But I couldn’t just stay on the porch. I found Trixie inside our bedroom. She was . . . she was on the bed, touching herself.”
“Ew,” Callum groused as he, Derek, and Sadie sat on the other sofa.
“Tell me about it,” Samuel scoffed, shifting so that he was facing Elle. “Sweetheart, she, um, she’s dyed her hair dark, like . . . like yours.”
“Like mine?” Elle whispered.
“Yeah, and, uh, I think she was wearing your clothes.”
“W . . . What?” she stammered, her chest heaving as she struggled to keep her breathing calm and even. “What do you mean my clothes?”
“I don’t know how she got them, but you remember the outfit you wore the day you presented your plans for Alvarez Park?” he asked.
Elle bit her lip, thinking back to the day she and Sadie had met Samuel Davis. It’d been a year — a long year, that hadn’t been the easiest on them. “Um, vaguely. I remember wearing one of my black skirts, but I can’t remember what blouse I wore.”
“It was your blue silk blouse,” Sadie said, her cheeks warming. “You looked hot in it. Hugged your —”
“Sadie,” Elle hissed, shifting her eyes to the detectives before looking back at Samuel. “She was wearing my clothes?”
“Or clothes that looked like yours,” he said. “When I found her on the bed, she smiled and said she’d been waiting for me. I told her to leave, called her by her name, and she . . .  Well, Trixie went nuts and started screaming at me, saying she was you.”





~*~Biography~*~


Obsessive, compulsive, slightly crazed, but enough about her personality. First and foremost, Lisa Bilbrey is a mom to three and a wife to one. She loves to write, and spends the majority of everyday writing. It's who she is, and what she's meant to be doing. Words are her life, the air she breathes, and the nutrients of her soul. 
Finding a love in the written word, Lisa Bilbrey started writing as a way to express herself and let her voice be heard. From the first word she wrote, she'd found her heart and soul. Always willing to learn, she's spends much of her time trying to improve as a storyteller.

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