Y’all, I’m a walking talking Eeyore disaster today, but it’s all good because TEMPT is HERE!!!! I won’t bore you with my post card and packing disasters, instead I’ll give you the links and good vibrations from Theo and Allison.
In other good news, I’ll be in NYC for the very first time for Romance Writers of America next week! I’ll be presenting “Surviving Self Publishing” along with Mary Chris Escobar and Anne L. Parks! I’ll also get to see all my friends and fan girl over my favorite authors. If you live in the city let me know and we’ll see if we can meet up!
In the mean time, download some TEMPT and have a nice night!
“Tempt blazes off the page! The moment Allison and Theo meet, you know they’re meant to be together.” — Vivienne Thorne, author of The Lady Taken
Smart girls don’t use their bodies to get what they want.
Smart girls don’t pursue men they can’t have.
Which means I must have lost my damn mind. Since the night I tripped into sexy, reclusive genius Theo Sutherland I’ve given in to my body’s desires. Now the need to possess a man I can’t have is overriding my typically excellent smart girl sensibilities.
To everyone else Theo is cold and commanding, but with me he’s sweet, sexy, and almost shy. He shows me a side of him no one else knows, maybe even himself. And that makes me want to conquer him at all costs.
I want him.
He just doesn’t know it yet.
I have lots of exciting book news to share today! Tease 5 is out (I feel like I just crossed some sort of dirty finish line!) and One Week in Wyoming is up for pre-order! This is a 4-author anthology about four couples finding love on vacation that releases on September 9th!
But first, let me fill you in on Tease: Volume 5:
All good things come to an end, and Adam Callaway was really, really good—in bed and in life. But his two week vacation is almost over and Elizabeth’s life is more complicated than ever. She’s being forced into a publicity firestorm by her greedy parents with the help of her blackmailing ex-boyfriend. The past she ran away from has come home to haunt her and the last thing she needs are complications of the heart. Elizabeth needs to let Adam go, but somehow she’s finding it damn near impossible to say goodbye to the only man who’s ever gotten under her skin.
Here are the buy links!
iBooks: Tease: Volume 5 – Alexis Anne
Amazon: Tease: Volume 5
Nook: Tease: Volume 5
You can still grab Tease: Volume 1 for FREE!!
iBooks: Tease: Volume 1 – Alexis Anne
Amazon: Tease: Volume 1
Nook: Tease: Volume 1
This is the final book in the Tease serial *sniff*. I’m a little heartbroken that it is over! But more good things in the Tease universe are coming, so stay tuned!
I’m also incredibly proud and excited to announce the One Week in Wyoming anthology with authors Audra North, Julia Kelly, and Alexandra Haughton (links below). Our stories all inter-connect and overlap, resulting in one sexy, exciting full-length novel. You can pre-order it now, exclusively at iBooks, for only $0.99! Scroll down to read the blurbs!
Four couples, seven hot winter nights…
When best-selling romance author Nora Halliday invites four single female writers to stay at her family’s luxurious Wyoming lodge, she’s counting on a quiet week of bonding on the slopes and in the spa.
Bruce Halliday was looking forward to a relaxing reunion with his college buddies in the wilds of Wyoming…but when his wife’s group meets Bruce’s unattached friends, the sparks start to fly.
Four stories by Alexis Anne, Audra North, Julia Kelly, and Alexandra Haughton heat up the page in one sexy anthology.
Undressing Cara by Alexis Anne
Eli Pierce is Seattle’s most eligible bachelor. He’s sexy, rich, arrogant…and completely wrong for Cara Sinclair—not that it stopped her from using him as the inspiration for her latest best-selling novel. In fiction, she stripped away everything she didn’t like about Eli, and replaced it with the makings of a true romantic hero.
There’s only one problem: Cara has no idea she’s about to spend a week with the real Eli Pierce at her friend’s Wyoming lodge—and in a unexpected twist, Eli’s had a crush on Cara all this time. What happens when Cara learns that Eli is a lot more like her fictional hero than the man in the tabloids? Can a week in the snow turn two long-distance crushes into true love? There’s One Week in Wyoming to find out!
Off Piste by Audra North
Leah Christos is about to give up on her dream of becoming a writer because she’s afraid of taking chances. Quitting her job to write full time is simply too risky. Jasper Brandt is looking for excitement to liven up his dull life. He’s the last person that safe-loving Leah should be hooking up with. But when they get together at their friends’ Wyoming lodge, they might end up taking the greatest chance of all…
Seduction in the Snow by Julia Kelly
Lydia Reed’s had her heart stomped on one too many times, so when the gorgeous, glasses-wearing Evan Sullivan winds up at the same Wyoming lodge as her she sees the chance for the a short, hot fling with a definite end date. There’s only one problem: Evan. He might have agreed to their just-for-fun romance, but just a few days with her and he wants more. Now he must convince the headstrong writer that falling for him is worth the risk.
Love is Here to Stay by Alexandra Haughton
Romance writer Callie Emerson can’t resist a good story or a good secret, so when she finds herself more interested in unlocking a surly rancher’s secrets than in making her deadline, she knows she’s in big trouble. Win Carter is too busy resuscitating his family’s legacy to invest time in a relationship, especially one with his sister’s spoiled society friend. And though she has her head in the clouds while his feet are rooted firmly in the ground, maybe one week in Wyoming is all it will take to start writing their own happily ever after.
*Cover design for One Week in Wyoming was done by the incredibly talented Amber at Book Beautiful.
Pre-order it now! (it would really help us out!) Here is the link: One Week in Wyoming – Alexis Anne, Audra North, Julia Kelly & Alexandra Haughton
That was a long post. Whew! xoxo
This last week was pretty much consumed by two things: Tease 4 and Tease 5. Therefore the only thing I have to talk about on my shelf this week, is my own book (lame!). Tease 4 is publishing as we speak and should be coming up for sale at all the vendors over the next few hours.
I publish all my books to as many platforms as I can because I want as many people to be able to read them as possible. All my books are available for Kindle, Nook, iBooks, Kobo, Smashwords, and ARe. I’m not currently on Sony or Google Play because I haven’t had the energy to tackle these last two. I also always make my books available in paperback. Tease will be no exception. After Tease 5 is done and out, I will work on getting the paperback of all five volumes together! I’m thinking Adam from Tease 1 is the obvious paperback cover. Thoughts?
So Tease 5. According the schedule it will publish on August 4th. This is why I have been working so hard to get it done. Normally I take each volume one by one. But next week I’ll be in San Antonio at RWA and I can guarantee you my writing time will be limited. Instead, I’ll be focusing on the craft of writing and hopefully making some fantastic connections to help Tease and The Storm Inside get into the hands of more readers. So I’m working my tail off to get Tease 5 done before I leave. Not published, just written so that when I get back from RWA and my head is in the clouds, all I have to worry about are covers, formatting, blurbs, proofreading, and minor revisions. Not the big creative push that is needed to get a story down on the page. Meaning Tease 5 will release on time (or before!)
So what does Tease 4 look like? You want a peek? Take a look and then scroll down for a pivotal scene and links to get the book. I’ll update the links as they go live. Thanks for reading!! xoxo
I was so lost in thought that I didn’t hear the shower turn off or see Adam, towel wrapped around his waist, come up behind me. Not until I felt his lips on my neck. “I didn’t mean anything,” he whispered, looking up at me in the foggy mirror. His hair was damp and wild.
“I know,” I whispered back. He was reading me again—sensing my moods and thoughts better than I could.
“I don’t think you do. All I meant was that after a week of daily sex I expected us both to feel satisfied.”
He shook his head slowly, his eyes locked onto mine. “I don’t think I’ll ever get enough of you.”
My heart skipped a beat and my skin heated. “I’m trying to store up as much of you as I can before you’re gone.”
He kept his eyes on me as his hands rubbed up and down my bare arms. “Is the haunted look in your eyes because I put you back in the news?”
“You saw that, huh?”
He chuckled and pulled my back flush against his firm front, wrapping one arm around my chest and resting his chin on the top of my head. “It was a little hard to miss. My phone rang most of the day. And I had someone tailing me.”
I closed my eyes, remembering the jewelry Roger mentioned. “You can thank my parents for that one. Sorry.”
He shook his head. “Doesn’t bother me. I don’t have anything to hide.”
I swallowed and took a deep breath before saying what I knew needed to be said, but still scared the crap out of me anyway. I had bigger problems than how vulnerable the adoration of a wonderful man made me feel. I would deal with the consequences of letting Adam into my life later, after I was done managing the chaos of my past. “I think we need to talk.”
Adam nodded, moving my head along with his. “We do. But not naked, wet, and starving. Let’s get dinner and come back up here to get whatever we need out into the air.”
Part of me wanted to bare my soul while naked in the bathroom with Adam. It seemed right somehow, but I also knew these types of confessions changed things. It might be best if I were clothed when I offered Adam my heart—just in case he rejected it. “Downstairs?”
“I can go down and grab takeout. You look tired.”
I shook my head. If I stayed home in a t-shirt cuddled up on the couch I would get stuck in my head. The isolation and darkness would start to creep in on me. I needed to get dressed and get out. It always helped me bounce back from a day like this if I could see the world still moving. Seeing people, even strangers, somehow forced me to put one foot in front of the other and keep going.
I wouldn’t if I stayed here. Even with Adam. “No, let’s go eat. I could use the fresh air.”
He watched me carefully as I dressed. I could tell he was worried by the soft look in his eye and tick in his jaw, but he didn’t ask any questions.
My hunger got the best of me and I pulled Adam behind me on the way down the stairs. Apparently my half-eaten lunch, followed by exhausting phone calls and fabulous floor sex, wasn’t enough to get me through the day. At the landing I heard a strange sound. Something in the back of my mind went on alert. The sound wasn’t normal and I needed to pay attention. But I was hungry, so I ignored the quiet little warning.
It wasn’t until I opened the door to the street and was greeted by a wall of photographers that I fully registered the sounds of paparazzi. I, brilliantly, stood there like an idiot with my mouth hanging open and the door in my hand, before Adam stepped in front of me, removed my hand, and slammed the door before anyone could push their camera inside.
“What the fuck is that?” Adam ran his hand through his hair and then guided me backwards from the door.
I swallowed, still staring at the door, as I fumbled for my phone. Roger was making sure I followed through on my plans. He’d called in the press. He was going to make my life hell until the interview and photo shoot were done. “Andres, I have a situation at my apartment.”
“I’ll be there in five. Go back inside and stay there.” I slid the phone back into my pocket and looked at Adam.
“Who is Andres? What the hell is going on?” He looked so confused.
Adam jerked his head back. “Why do you have security in town?”
Only my eyes moved as I tracked Adam’s movements. “I told you we needed to talk.”
He stopped in front of me and put his hands lightly on my arms. “Elizabeth, I know we hit the news hard, but this… we shouldn’t have twenty photographers waiting outside your door. We’re not that big of a story.”
“Unfortunately we are, thanks to Cybil and Roger.”
I swear I saw steam come off of Adam’s head. His eyes widened and lips thinned as he grappled with how to reply. “Your parents are doing this to you?”
I nodded once. It was a little easier confiding in Adam now that I knew who he was. His easy confidence with security and publicity came from a lifetime of his own experiences. I briefly wondered if anyone ever tried to drag his name through the papers and I realized that being a McKinley and a Callaway was completely different from being a Hope or a Lawrence. Just as rich and famous, but totally different worlds.
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Hey gang! I have a new (very sexy) serial that launched this week! Tease: Volume 1 is available now and Volume 2 is hot in its heels! So what is Tease? I’m so glad you asked! It is a five volume erotic romance serial. This means each installment is short and easy to read (great for those of us with kids and crazy schedules) and also extremely high up on the heat factor! Adam Callaway is certainly giving Jake a run for his money in my heart and Elizabeth is as stubborn and sassy as they come. They have fantastic banter and some very sexy times together! I am having more fun writing this series than anything I’ve written to date! Check out the details below and one-click today! (Scroll to the bottom if you want a preview of Vol. 2!)
With Adam Callaway I thought I’d found the perfect fling. He was great in bed and only in town for a few hot nights.
There was no way I could have known Adam wouldn’t be satisfied with just sex. My craving for his body made me careless. I broke my rules. I let him in. I never thought two weeks could change everything. All I wanted was an escape, what I got was so much more.
Something I couldn’t live without once I had it.
(remember to turn off your ‘adult’ filter if it doesn’t appear!)
Tease: Volume 2 is now available!
And now for the Teasers (ha! I love it!) I’ve been posting on social media:
It is Tuesday, which in the publishing world means it’s release day. But this isn’t just any release day, Tracie Puckett’s Breaking Rules debuted at #1 (yes, #1!!) on iBooks Australia! (Isn’t the cover beautiful?!?!)
Now, Tracie is my friend. So of course I’m a little biased, but seriously, the girl knows how to write a story! And when I say she likes to break all the rules, I mean it. She breaks all the rules! She’s beautiful, smart, far too young (compared to me), and a mom. She rose to fame all on her own with two awesome young adult series, and now she’s published her first full length novel. She’s blazing the way for indie’s and building a solid business out publishing.
If you haven’t picked up her young adult series Just a Little, then grab the first four stories on Amazon for free here: link.
Did I mention I’m a character in Breaking Rules? Well, there is a character with my name… and she happens to own the town bookstore which is my other dream life! So… I’m pretty stoked.
So, what is Breaking Rules all about? Here is the synopsis:
Sometimes, the lessons of childhood are damaging enough that, by eighteen, you’ve figured out some rules so you don’t repeat your parents’ mistakes. For Mandy, that meant finishing her last year of high school, going to college, and then returning to small-town Sugar Creek to live a solitary life as a writer.
That was the plan, and her main rule for avoiding complications and staying on track was to never, ever, EVER let someone get too close.
That was before she met Gabe.
And when Gabe starts to awaken emotions she’s never experienced, Mandy suddenly begins to question every belief she’s ever had.
She can’t be falling in love, can she? That would be the biggest mistake of her life, wouldn’t it? Could she break one of her most important rules—for Gabe?
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