Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Book Blitz - The Tenant by Sotia Lazu #giveaway #newrelease #contemporaryromance



Book Title: The Tenant
Author: Sotia Lazu
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Length: 55K
Release Date: 08.07.2014
ISBN: 9781629160825
Purchase Links:  Smashwords | ARe | OmniLit | Taliesin | Amazon | Barnes and Noble
$3.99 USD.



The Tenant by Sotia Lazu

Blurb
In hopes of getting her fiancé to consummate their relationship before the wedding, Amanda convinces him they should check out the apartment her father gave her as a gift for their upcoming nuptials. Darkness and privacy are supposed to work in her favor, but there is one parameter she doesn’t know about: the apartment is not empty yet, and the current tenant has no plans of moving.

Derek has had a hell of a few months. His girlfriend turned out to be a cheater and then stole his restaurant. He's not about to also give up the place he's called home for three years—even if his hot but infuriating landlady threatens to move in by the end of the week.

When her own lease is up, Amanda is forced to make good on her threat. As if life isn't already hard enough, her tenant-turned-roommate is as sexy as he is annoying, and her fiancé is caught with a half-naked woman.

Now she and Derek need to find a way to survive their forced cohabitation. They soon discover sleeping with the enemy can be fun.

Excerpt

Hushed voices. There were people whispering inside his home, and—

Something crashed.

It might have been fury at whoever dared vandalize his home that drove his feet from bathroom to bedroom, naked as the day he was born. It could have been hope he’d finally get out some of his frustration that curled his fingers around the baseball bat lying beneath his bed and led him the rest of the distance to his living room in the pitch black.

Weighing the bat in one hand, he pressed the fingers of the other to the light switch he knew to be at his left, and took in the lit room.

A couple was making out on his floor. By his overturned table and his smashed lamp.

He scowled so hard his forehead hurt, but it was all he could do not to charge them and bash their heads in.

“What the fuck are you doing in my place?” he asked the kneeling hulk. He’d heard about people making out in parks, playgrounds, even cemeteries, but breaking into someone’s home to get some was unbelievable.

The small blonde lying on the floor sat upright, eyes blazing. “Your place? My father gave me this apartment!”

Her boyfriend simply blinked at him.

Was it Derek’s imagination, or was the blonde having a hard time looking him in the eye? He was tempted to mention his face was an entire torso—and then some—higher than what she was staring at, but his ego needed some stroking, so he let her take all of him in, while his mind caught up to what she’d just said.

“You’re Kenneth’s daughter?” he finally asked, the bat only slightly lowered. Alice’s sister. This one was shorter, and Alice dyed her hair dark brown these days, but Derek could see the resemblance.

She finally lifted her gaze to meet his, and her eyes were the same bright green as her sister’s. “You’re the guy who’s supposed to be gone?”

He could apologize and say he’d forgotten because of the rain of utter shit falling on him lately.

He could ask for a bit more time until he’d found a new place.

Or he could be an ass. Nobody else seemed to think twice about being an ass to him. “Hardly,” he said with a snort. “I’m supposed to be right where I am. You, on the other hand, are trespassing. Or is it breaking and entering?”

The young woman scrunched her nose, which was adorable in a snooty, bratty way. “No breaking. I’ve got a key.” She narrowed her eyes. “When Mason and I were first engaged, Dad said he asked you to move. That was three months ago.”

Mason. That was the silent brute’s name. “I remember no such thing, and” —he looked pointedly at the remains of his favorite lamp— “there has definitely been some breaking.”

Blondie bounced up and glared. Funny, but she was intimidating despite her small stature. Maybe that was why Mason stood back and let her handle things. “Dad bought the place for me, to begin with,” she said. “You knew when you first moved in that I was eventually going to be needing it.”

That was true. Derek had heard all about how this was one day going to be a wedding present for Kenneth’s oldest daughter—and what was her name, again?—though said daughter hadn’t even been dating back then. Kenneth said his daughter was picky and needed a man with serious backbone before she settled down.

Things had apparently changed.

Derek considered waving the bat to see if the big guy would flinch, but decided to be the bigger man—and wasn’t that ironic, when Mason had at least four inches on him? “Kenneth mentioned something, but he didn’t give me the sixty days notice he was supposed to.” Blondie opened her mouth, probably to repeat her father let him know three months ago. Now was time for the coup de grace, and Derek somehow knew he’d love watching her squirm. “As you know, the notice is supposed to be in writing or it doesn’t count,” he said.

And smirked.

And winked.

Mason grabbed Blondie’s shoulder, flexing his arm in the process. The look on his face indicated that Derek’s nudity might have offended him more than Derek’s intention to not vacate the premises for at least two more months. “Let’s go, Mandi.” Ah, that was her name. “We’ll talk to your father. He’ll know what to do.”

Her gaze said she knew what to do too, and it involved the painful insertion of the baseball bat in Derek’s most private orifice.

Derek’s smirk widened into a grin. “And now get out of here, before I have to call the police and report you for harassment on top of everything else.”

Mandi stared him down for a split second, but when Derek swung his bat in the air, her overly inflated toy boy all but dragged her out the door.

Derek propped his weapon on his shoulder, grabbed a bottle of scotch, and went to bed. He sensed his swagger had returned. Maybe that was because he’d actually felt he had balls, for the first time in days.

Odd way for his day to improve, but it had. He would give anything for another opportunity to bait Mandi Murphy. If he couldn’t torture the woman who’d hurt him, he’d torture the one who wanted to evict him. He had to be subtle about it, though. He didn’t want to make Kenneth mad at him.

About the Author

Sotia’s making do with Greek reality, while writing and mostly thinking in English.

She loves romances with a twist and urban fantasy novels, always with vivid erotic elements. Her favorite characters to write are not conventional hero-material at first glance, and she enjoys making them fight for their happiness.

Sotia shares her life and living quarters with her husband, their son, and two rescue dogs, one of which may be part-pony. Sappy movies make her bawl like a baby, and she wishes she could take in all the stray dogs in the world.

Also, she hates mornings!

Sotia’s books:
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August 9th
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August 10th
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Tuesday, August 5, 2014

The Tenant by Sotia Lazu is Coming! Release Day August 7th #contemporaryromance

The Tenant - Release Week Book Blitz


Blurb
In hopes of getting her fiancé to consummate their relationship before the wedding, Amanda convinces him they should check out the apartment her father gave her as a gift for their upcoming nuptials. Darkness and privacy are supposed to work in her favor, but there is one parameter she doesn’t know about: the apartment is not empty yet, and the current tenant has no plans of moving.

Derek has had a hell of a few months. His girlfriend turned out to be a cheater and then stole his restaurant. He's not about to also give up the place he's called home for three years—even if his hot but infuriating landlady threatens to move in by the end of the week.

When her own lease is up, Amanda is forced to make good on her threat. As if life isn't already hard enough, her tenant-turned-roommate is as sexy as he is annoying, and her fiancé is caught with a half-naked woman.


Now she and Derek need to find a way to survive their forced cohabitation. They soon discover sleeping with the enemy can be fun.

Book Blitz – August 7th


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Saturday, August 2, 2014

Cover Reveal! DYLAN AND JEN (My Once and Future Love Revisited series)

New cover!

DYLAN AND JEN: a My Once and Future Love Revisited story has a new cover.



Dylan is the bassist for Jake Lindsey's band, but not when he's in his hometown. It's Christmas Eve and a sudden, strong blizzard has left the mountain submerged in snow, wrecking his plan to drive back to Los Angeles in time to attend Jake and Beth's party Christmas Day.

Jennifer's family was coming to spend the holiday at her cabin, but the storm is keeping them off the mountain. Resigned to entertaining herself for the night, she's startled by someone pounding on her front door--a handsome man needing shelter from the storm. Dylan is sweet, funny, and so damn hot she can't resist learning what he has to offer.

Was this a single night of passion, or the beginning of lasting love?

This story is intended for readers over the age of 18 due to adult language, sexual content, and adult situations. 

My Once and Future Love Revisited series stand-alone story. Takes place after Beth and Jacob's final book. Minor spoilers.  

$0.99 everywhere e-books are sold. 

Amazon
Smashwords
Apple
Barnes and Noble
Kobo.
Amazon UK
ARe.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

All My Books Are Now At ARe/OmniLit! #MyOnceAndFutureLoveRevisitedSeries

AllRomanceEbooks.com now has the whole series.

This includes their sister site OmniLit as well.

OmniLit

Kissed

Betrayed

Forgiven

Loved

Dylan and Jen

And, if you buy them by 7/26/14, you get all these titles 30% off! Don't miss out on a great deal.


Additional reminder - Betrayed, Forgiven, and Loved are 50% at Smashwords.com until August 1st.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Jacob/Beth Book 5 Sneak Peek #11 #ContemporaryRomance

Sneak Peek #11

Previous chapters are linked here.

Work in progress. No content is guaranteed to be in the final published version.



Chapter Eleven

Beth frowned at the mirror.  Jacob’s “number” was the one thing she hadn’t wanted to think about since they got together.  Once she started, she’d over-think it to death.  How many had there actually been?  Were they all gorgeous, like the girls he was photographed with over the years?  Were they all amazing in bed, and she’d be a disappointment?  Had he been safe with all of them?

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Christmas in July - Win a copy of DYLAN AND JEN: A My Once and Future Love Revisited story

Christmas in July

Author Lily Graison is featuring Dylan and Jen today. Featured books list.

Comment on Facebook here to win a free copy. Lily is also giving away a Kindle Fire this month.




Dylan is the bassist for Jake Lindsey's band, but not when he's in his hometown. It's Christmas Eve and a sudden, strong blizzard has left the mountain submerged in snow, wrecking his plan to drive back to Los Angeles in time to attend Jake and Beth's party Christmas Day.

Jennifer's family was coming to spend the holiday at her cabin, but the storm is keeping them off the mountain. Resigned to entertaining herself for the night, she's startled by someone pounding on her front door--a handsome man needing shelter from the storm. Dylan is sweet, funny, and so damn hot she can't resist learning what he has to offer.

Was this a single night of passion, or the beginning of lasting love?

My Once and Future Love Revisited series stand-alone story. Takes place after Beth and Jacob's final book. Minor spoilers.  This story is intended for readers over the age of 18 due to adult language, sexual content, and adult situations. 

Saturday, July 12, 2014

All of Me, All of You preview links (My Once and Future Love Revisited #5) #contemporaryromance

All of Me, All of You (My Once and Future Love Revisited Book #5)

Releasing 2014.

Pre-order at Apple.
Pre-order at Kobo.
Pre-order at Barnes and Noble.

I've been posting sneak peek chapters of the last My Once and Future Love Revisited book here. If you've missed them, I'm giving you all the links now:

Sneak Peek #1.
Sneak Peek #2.
Sneak Peek #3.
Sneak Peek #4.
Sneak Peek #5.
Sneak Peek #6.
Sneak Peek #7.
Sneak Peek #8.
Sneak Peek #9.
Sneak Peek #10.

These excerpts are from a Work In Progress and I can't promise the text will be the same as the final version. To remain up-to-date with progress, check back to this page in the future. Or subscribe to my newsletter. News also gets posted to Facebook and Twitter and Goodreads.

Thanks!

Enjoy these glimpes into Jacob and Beth's happy ending. And don't forget, the series is 50% off for July, so gift it to a friend!

Carla Krae

Thursday, July 3, 2014

My Once and Future Love Revisited series JULY SALE! 50% off for July only!

Summer/Winter Sale!

July is Summer/Winter SALE month at Smashwords and KISSED, BETRAYED, FORGIVEN, and LOVED have joined in the fun.

KISSED is free. 

BETRAYED, FORGIVEN, and LOVED are 50% off!

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