Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Blog Tour *Giveaway* That First Kiss (Night Calls #2) by J.C. Valentine

Title: That First Kiss (Night Calls #2) 
Author: J.C. Valentine 
Genre: Adult audiences 18+ 
Publication Date: June 18, 2013 
Event organized by: Literati Author Services, Inc. 
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Mercurial and charming, Tate Larson is a rising author and playboy who has a different woman on his arm every night of the week. Focused on his work, Tate has no plans to settle down any time soon. That is until he meets his pretty new assistant, Piper Donovan. 

Desperate to escape the promise of backwater living, Piper ditched her Alabama hometown and never looked back. That was almost two years ago. Now that she is out of a job and her bank account is running on fumes, she’s desperate to find a job, fast. She finds the break she is searching for when she lands a position at Bookish Temptations. A little dancing and a lot of drinks with the girls seem the perfect way to celebrate. After a brief but explosive encounter with a man she was never supposed to see again turns out to be the same man she will be bending over backwards to please, her every instinct tells her to run. But when running means leaving the life she has struggled so hard to create, Piper decides her only option is to continue working for the devastatingly sexy Tate Larson...even if it kills her. 

Unable to deny their growing attraction, they struggle to keep their distance in a relationship that requires anything but. 

Unexpectedly, warm hands wrapped around her waist, and Piper froze.
“God, you’re so beautiful,” Tate murmured. Burying his face in her hair, he inhaled deeply. “You always smell so good.”
Slowly, Piper leaned back and turned her head to face him. When she met his gaze, she felt the intense heat reflected in his eyes zip through her body to settle between her thighs.
“You’re drunk,” she told him, unwilling to believe anything he said in his current state, but unable to deny how good his words made her feel.
Moving his hands up to cradle her face between his heated palms, Tate lowered his head until his lips hovered over hers. Her heart raced out of control and the focus of her world funneled into a narrow scope in which only she and Tate existed. She leaned into him, her body hungry for his touch, his kiss, his everything. As his breath mingled with hers, the bitter smell of alcohol hit her in the nose, bringing her back to reality.
Tate’s mind was clouded and he was in no position to make decisions. Piper had been dreaming of this moment since their brief encounter in the women’s bathroom, but if she kissed him now, she would be taking advantage of the situation. She had a feeling that Tate didn’t give out kisses lightly—she hadn’t seen him kiss any woman since, though she couldn’t say what he did in the privacy of a public bathroom. Call her crazy, but if he ever decided to kiss her again, she wanted it to mean something, and she wanted him to remember it in the morning.
Shaking her head, Piper tried to pull away, but Tate tightened his hold, drawing her closer and tilting her face up to meet his. In a blink, his mouth was on hers, his lips moving in a sensual dance that ignited a fire deep inside her.
Piper trembled against him, stepping closer as her hands slipped mindlessly up his chest to curl around his shoulders. When his tongue stroked over her bottom lip, she instinctively knew what he wanted, and opened to allow him inside. His tongue wasted no time tangling with hers, sending a bolt of electricity straight to her groin, and Piper moaned.
The clearing of a throat behind her broke the spell, reminding her that they were still in public with a ready audience, and this time, Piper forced herself to break the connection.

J.C. Valentine is the alter-ego of Brandi Salazar, whose enjoyment of erotic tales of romance spurred her to branch out and create her own.

Brandi Salazar lives in the Northwest with her husband, their wild children, and far too many pets. As a university student, she studies literature, which goes well with her dream to become an editor. Brandi entertains a number of hobbies including reading and photography, but her first love is writing fiction-in all its forms.

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Tour-Wide Giveaway Limited to US Residents Only Two (2) winners will receive signed paperback of That First Kiss, signed paperback of Stranded (the first book/novella in the Night Calls series), plus $10 Amazon gift cards and signed swag (i.e. bookmarks & pins).