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Title: Christmas Confessions
Author: Lexi Lawton
Genre: Adult Romance
Release Date: November 6, 2013

Buy Link: Amazon


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From the moment Brandon James hired Chelsea St. Claire to work in his bar, he’s wanted her in ways that cross every line of the employer – employee relationship. Even though he’s always kept things professional, when a snow storm strands Chelsea at the bar, forcing her to spend Christmas with him, he can no longer control his desires.


Despite being sad about missing out on Christmas with her family, Chelsea’s not sorry to be spending time in the home — and bed — of a man she’s wanted for over a year. But when Chelsea finds a note revealing Brandon’s true feelings, she must decide if she wants a Christmas fling, or if she has some Christmas confessions of her own.


EXCERPT
Chelsea took a moment to really look at Brandon. He was wearing a pair of gym shorts and nothing else. His dark hair was damp, indicative of having just showered. She twisted on the couch to watch him as he walked toward the kitchen. Holy mother of God! That chest should come with a warning: Caution. Deadly weapon. May cause increased heart rate and a spike in libido. Proceed at your own risk. Ugh. She was so bad to be lusting after her boss like this, at a time like this.
When Brandon turned back toward her, pill bottle and a glass of water in hand, she was still staring at him. His shorts hung low on his hips, showcasing a perfectly formed V that pointed to the one part of him she’d fantasized about way more than she should have. A light dusting of chest hair taunted her. Her gaze travelled up the length of his torso until she met his eyes, which, if she wasn’t mistaken, sparkled a bit. It was almost like he knew what she’d been looking at, knew the thoughts that had accompanied her visual perusal.
“Here.” Brandon handed her the bottle of aspirin and the glass of water. Then he sat beside her.
Chelsea cleared her throat, which suddenly felt dry, and then popped two pills into her mouth, chasing them down with the water. Her hands trembled, but she wasn’t positive if it had to do with her fainting accident or Brandon’s closeness to her. They’d been physically close before, but never when he’d been half naked.
She glanced down at her legs… her bare legs! Oh, God! She wasn’t in her clothes anymore.


About the Author:  Represented by the fabulous Dawn Dowdle of the Blue Ridge Literary Agency, Lexi is a romance author who is actively shopping a series of steamy romantic suspense novels. Currently, she’s knee deep in a spicy, contemporary New Adult series. Lexi is a member of The Romance Writers of America. With not much else to occupy her during the days, she spends a lot of time reading, writing, revising, and immersing herself in the world of publishing.

You can connect with Lexi here on her blog, on Twitter and Facebook.


Giveaway:

 

Lexi will be giving away (1) Stocking full of Goodies that includes chocolate, decorations, and other trinkets (US ONLY) and (1) $5.00 Amazon giftcard



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Authors Blog Tour…A New Approach

 

Belinda Y. Hughes tagged me in this blog tour, which is a spin-off of the Writing Process blog tour, a blog tour she has participated in before.

 

 

Belinda’s Bio

 

Belinda Y. Hughes was born and raised in Lake Charles, LA and lived four years in Dallas and Austin, TX. She has camped in AR, CO, LA, NM, VA and WY in RVs and tents. She enjoys gardening, cooking, reading, hiking, yoga, meditation and communing in the country with her labradachs and wildlife friends. Belinda prefers to tell time with an alarm cardinal at the window and the sun and moon. She is currently working on her first collection of erotic poetry, an LGBT cozy mystery and the third edition of her cookbook.

 

Belinda’s blog:  http://belindayhughes.wordpress.com

Belinda’s blog tour post: http://belindayhughes.wordpress.com/2014/10/12/authors-blog-tour/

 

Here are Belinda’s blog tour questions for me:

If you were beginning your writing career today, what would you do differently?

I would learn about social networking immediately. Authors are responsible for much of their own promotion and they need to understand the platforms so many readers use today. When I signed my first contract, Facebook, Twitter and Google might as well have been words from a foreign language. I’ve spent the last couple of years running to catch up while self educating on the vast wastelands of the internet.  

What’s the one thing about you that might surprise readers?

I’m a chronic hair twirler. Seriously, I always have a hank of hair entwined in my fingers. In fact, when I cut my hair in preparation for chemotherapy, my girlfriends saved a hank and sewed it into a headband so I could twirl while I was bald. 🙂

Tell us a little about your main character in your latest book. 

Jane is a bit of a klutz but it’s her free spirit that earned her the nickname, Calamity Jane. She lives life on her terms, despite her family’s disapproval, and deals with the fallout from her choices with a shrug, and often, a grin.

 

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What are some of your favorites…

Color?  Green. Like the hills around our ranch in the mountains.

 

Food?  Lobster. I grew up in New England, you see. Yummmmm!

 

Place? Well, you saw the pic of the road to my ranch and it’s pretty terrific up there, but I grew up surrounded by water. The ocean, a calm lake, I love them both.

 

 

Now, I am tagging the following authors in this post:

 JM Stewart

JM is the author of passionate, heartfelt contemporary romance. She’s a wife, a mother, a spiritualist, and lover of puppies, and happily addicted to coffee and chocolate. She lives in the rainy Pacific Northwest with her husband, two sons, and two very spoiled dogs. She’s a hopeless romantic who believes everybody should have their happily-ever-after and has been devouring romance novels for as long as she can remember. Writing them has become her obsession.

*****

Georgie Tyler

Georgie Tyler lives on Sydney’s leafy North Shore with her husband and three children. After years of being a stay-at-home mum she decided to branch out and return to university to study teaching and pursue her lifelong dream of becoming a writer. When she’s not teaching or writing she likes to watch movies, catch up with family and friends, and has been known to dally on social media.

*****

And last but certainly not least…

LaVerne Clark

A proud Kiwi, I write Romance. Whether its fantasy or suspense, I love to take my readers off-the-beaten track to explore hidden pockets of New Zealand.

Like the heroines in my stories, I married my own gorgeous hero and have been blessed with both a son and daughter. I’m involved with the charitable organization, “Greyhounds As Pets” after falling in love and adopting my own ex-racing greyhound. Perhaps, in the back of my mind was the old adage of owners looking like their dogs; but sadly, my legs don’t seem to have got any longer and my waist hasn’t shrunk to minuscule proportions. But on a good note, at least my nose isn’t any longer!

 

I want to thank all of the authors who participated in this blog tour.  Let’s keep it going!  Feel free to link back to my post and tag other authors!  Happy posting!  🙂

 

The ladies of Tempting Romance are talking history this month and it’s my turn to add to the subject. I simply couldn’t let the conversation pass without mention of my historic hometown, Boston. Stop on by and check out some of my favorite haunts.

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Happy spring, all. Don’t you just love Mother Nature’s spring colors? I do, especially when they bloom in my awesome desert. I’m sharing pics of some of my favorites over at Tempting Romance. Oh, and if you’ve never experienced a dust storm, you’re in for a treat! 🙂 See ya there.

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Those of you who know me, know I’m a weenie when it comes to scary, but not today! Today’s my turn to share the scare over at the Flash Fiction Bash hosted by KMN Books. There are lots of prizes to be had in this month long event. I’m sharing an event from childhood that still brings chills.

Pop on over…if you dare.

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Nope, this isn’t a post giving the do’s and don’ts of Kindle free days. There are plenty of those out there and besides, I haven’t gotten all my notes together yet from last week’s free for all frenzy of free downloads of The Billionaire’s Con. I’ll share a “How I did it.” post later – when I know if I did indeed “DO” it, or if my crazed tweeting and posting were were just the manic efforts of a book pimp (as one of my friends dubbed me). For now, I’m just sharing a few thoughts on an intensive labor of love.

To those of you who know me well, I apologize for clobbering you with so much promo crap. Sorry, about that. Oh, and by the way, I’m apologizing right now for next month when A Song for Sophie goes free, and the month after that when That Dating Thing hits KDP free, and then there is Cara O’Shea’s Return…  I know. I may need new friends by December.

That’s bad.

Anyway, I’m exhausted, but I survived KDP free, with good results – I think. I worked my tail off, reaching and holding higher ratings slots than I ever expected in both the US and UK (#11 overall free and #4 for free contemporary romance). The book is selling well today, YAY, and I went from 8 lonely reviews on Amazon US to 23 since Friday and got my very first review in the UK!

That’s good. 

The reviews include seven fabulous new 5 stars, several 4’s, a couple 3’s and two 1’s.

Yeah, those 1’s are ugly!

Holy crap. Who knew people got so worked up and personal over fictional characters? I mean, I’m the author of these characters and know their every thought, and I don’t think I’ve ever gotten that worked up over the flaws in their personalities. God, I feel like I’m back in the fifth grade and Sister Mary Beatrice has out her red pen! *Shudder!*

I did just a little bit better over at Goodreads. No 1’s but one of the 2’s complained, “Contains a descriptive sex scene, which made my rating one star lower.” Really? Was it the cover? Because there isn’t a bare chest or heaving bosom, you figured it was a young adult or kid’s book? Hello! Romance novel! Sheesh. Deep breath.

That leaves the good.

Today, I got a notification of a message on my FaceBook author page. Um, I didn’t even know I could get messages there. Anyway, the message was better than good. It was awesome – at least to me. You see, I’d gotten my first legitimate fan mail. You know, from a stranger. It read: “Just finished The Billionaire’s Con. Loved it wanted to know if there might be a sequel coming? Brody and the sister might make a good pair, after all, she needs a daddy for her boys.”

Whoot! Thanks Bertie, whoever you are. Thrown up against those faceless reviewers who feel it’s their duty (or more likely, their pleasure) to trash a story someone else put their blood, sweat and tears into, your simple communication is pure gold and made the entire exhausting last week worth it.

So, look for my “How I did it” post (Thinking positively here) and if there is a soul out there who hasn’t yet downloaded The Billionaire’s Con, you still can, but it’ll cost you a couple of bucks now. You can find it, and my other titles, on Amazon.

I’m over at Tempting Romance sharing how I spent my summer. Did I mention there are pics? 🙂

Tempting Romance.

Oh, my bad. I forgot I was visiting with my friend today, the lovely and talented author, Calisa Rhose. I’ve brought The Billionaire’s Con along and I’m giving away a free copy to one lucky commenter. Will it be you? Not if you don’t stop by. 🙂 See you at Calisa’s Pen of the Dreamer blog.

We’re talking tools over at Tempting Romance. Hmmm, that’s a lot of Ts. 🙂 Do you have a favorite writing tool you can’t live without? Stop by and share. I need all the help I can get.

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