Sunday, July 20, 2014
Love is a Fire Blog Tour Wrap-Up
Well, the Love is a Fire Blog Tour is officially over! I've loved spending time chatting with friends (I'd say fans but I consider each of you friends), gossiping about Nick, Katy, and their friends, and most of all, introducing the world to the Garrity-Malone Family. I cannot express enough gratitude for everyone who helped make this tour a success! I truly appreciate you helping me live my dream and letting me share Katy & Nick's love story. I want to give a shout-out and big hugs to all the bloggers, Etsy vendors, and generally awesome people that helped me out this week:
The Avid Reader
Multitasking Momma Book Reviews
Multitaskingmommas Book Reviews
Two Blues Fans
Just One More Romance
All in One Place
Best Book Boyfriends
Pearls & Hoses
Serenity's Lovely Reads
Kris & Vik Book Therapy Cafe
In the Brink of an Eye
Once Upon a Crush
Sprouts & Sprockets
Creations by Accident
Made with Love
Yellow Chick Designs
Made by Lin Lin
Once Upon a Book Crush
And a HUGE thank you to Sassy Southern Book Blog for letting me take over your Facebook page and to all the awesome stores that donated giveways!
The Blue Black Monkey
Little Penguin Jewelry
Compass Rose Jewelry Designs
The Laser Place
Main Street Bowtiquee
Jewelry & Stuff by Lis
Stay tuned for more of the Burning Lovesick Series! The sequel, Burst Into Flame, will be released late this fall so check back for the cover reveal and official release date! The Burning Lovesick Series will consist of four total books: Book #3 will be Patrick Doyle's story, Book #4 will be Jeremiah's, and there's a potential Book #5 which will be Ryan and Abby (and Nick and Jesse in the fire academy!). When the time comes, my readers will decide if Book #5 will be written. There's also the chance of a spinoff series with a new character that is introduced in Burst Into Flame.
You'll also want to keep your eyes open for a new book I'll be publishing this fall about hot baseball players. The book is titled The Right Pitch and you'll be introduced to a new book boyfriend, Grant Adamson! In case you ever wonder where I get my inspiration, you'll want to check out my Pinterest page for some major man candy.
And for those of you that can't wait until Burst Into Flame sequel, here's a little excerpt for you and I'm looking for beta readers. If you are interested, please fill out this form and I'll be in contact.
“Last call!” the bartender yelled to the few people still drinking. Murph left a couple hours earlier, leaving Jesse and Leah to better acquaint themselves. Jesse settled his tab with the bartender and turned to the blonde beside him. She leaned against him and went in for a kiss. He dodged it and put a kiss on her cheek. It had been a fun night drinking and dancing, not having to hide his affection in public like he did at home but he wasn’t going to let it go any further.
“Thanks for hanging out,” Jesse said as he tried to step around her.
“I had a great time,” she whispered in his ear. Her warm breath on his neck made his hair stand up. She pulled his earlobe slowly between her teeth.
“Mmm…” Her lips on his ear felt good and he knew she’d be down for anything he wanted. It had been over a year since he’d had sex but no, he had a woman waiting for him at home even though he didn’t know when they’d actually cross that bridge. Leah’s lips nipped his earlobe and he didn’t stop her. Jesse muttered, “I need to go.”
She nodded and mumbled, “Me too.”
She took his hand and walked outside with him. Jesse followed to her car, not that she was in any condition to drive. Her hips swayed from left to right and Jesse felt all the blood rushing between his legs. Taking an extra long step, he adjusted himself fighting the urge to push her against the car in front of him and have his way with her.
Her car lights flashed as she pressed the key fob and she turned around kissing him quickly. Lost in the moment, Jesse’s lips met hers as he ran his hands over her body then moved them under her skirt. It’d been too long since he’d felt a woman’s touch like this. He wanted, no, needed this. Stop, Jesse, you’ve got a good girl at home, his conscience told him. Finally, he broke the kiss and stepped back putting her an arm’s length away.
“I really need to go.”
Leah stuck out her bottom lip and pouted. “You led me on all night and I don’t even get anything?”
He kissed her cheek and politely tried to brush her off and said, “You seem like a great girl.”
Leah moved in for another kiss, her hand sliding over his jeans where he was throbbing inside.
“Let me prove it to you.”
Jesse jumped, surprised by her sudden movement and pushed her hand away. “Oh I believe you could, but...I have to get home to my family.”
Leah let go of him and frowned. “You’re married?”