COVER REVEAL & EXCERPT: Nuts by Alice Clayton

From New York Times bestselling author Alice Clayton, comes the first in a brand-new romance series telling the humorously sexy tale of Roxie, a private chef who gets a taste of love—but is it to stay, or to go? And today I get to share with you its cheeky new cover and a little never-seen-before excerpt!!! ♥

Expected release date: 20 October 2015

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By the time we finished up, the parking lot was nearly empty. It was almost dusk, and as he said good-bye to the last stragglers, I wandered into the back corner of the original dairy barn, and the enormous stone silos. Converted from their original purpose, this one now housed a reading bench, a bookshelf, and a collection of framed photographs, spanning the history of the farm. I stood in the doorway, marveling at the workmanship that had gone into the silo. How perfectly constructed, with a nod here and there to design, even though it was made to simply store grain.

His footsteps announced that he had found me, and they came to stop just behind. I walked through the old oaken doorway, he followed. Once the door closed behind us, it was quiet. And dark.

“So which came first, the barn or the silos?” I asked, gesturing towards the soaring stone walls. Perfectly cylindrical, the four silos were each almost three stories tall, and could be seen from all over the farm.

“The barn,” Leo answered, walking towards me.

I backed away slightly, letting my gaze linger on the stone walls, and not the farmer who was now circling behind me.

“And when did you say the barn was constructed?” I asked, moving closer to the curved wall.

“Weren’t you paying attention on the tour the other day?”

I traced the line of one of the fieldstones, fitting my fingertip into the groove between it and the one on top. Even though the day had been warm, inside the silo the stones were cool. “I was mostly paying attention,” I admitted.

“Mostly?” he asked, now directly behind me.

I shivered a bit, not at all from the cool rock wall. I could feel him, the heat of him fitting against my body, not yet touching, and yet still curving across my skin.

“I was a little—” I inhaled sharply, as those strong hands lifted my hair off my left shoulder, brushing it along my back and leaving my freckled skin exposed. “—distracted,” I finished weakly. Weakly, because now he bent his head down to my skin, nuzzling into my hair. His nose brushed against my shoulder, and I watched as my fingers opened wide, flexing against the stone.

He pressed one single solitary kiss into the hollow between my shoulder and neck, and my brain went a bit fuzzy. His lips, warm and wet, continued a path up along my neck, dragging his mouth, a little bit nibbling and a lot bit incredible.

(This was an unedited excerpt, subject to change prior to publication.)

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COVER REVEAL: Last Call by Alice Clayton

From New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Alice Clayton, known for her “deliciously addictive” novels, this Cocktail series novella reunites readers with Caroline and Simon from the wildly successful WallbangerAnd today I get to share with you its stunning new cover and a sexy little excerpt!!! ♥

Expected release date: 6 January 2015

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EXCERPT & GIVEAWAY: Rusty Nailed by Alice Clayton

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It is exactly 100 days before the return of Simon and Caroline from Wallbanger! The Cocktail series is getting three more books and the first one is coming to us on 24 June 2014. Today, I have the great pleasure of sharing with you a little excerpt from Rusty Nailed and an awesome signed giveaway of the first two books in the series… ♥

In this sequel to Wallbanger, fan favorites Caroline Reynolds and Simon Parker negotiate the rollercoaster of their new relationship while house-sitting in Sausalito.

Playing house was never so much fun—or so confusing. With her boss on an extended honeymoon, Caroline’s working crazy-long hours to keep the interior design company running—especially since she’s also the lead designer for the renovation of a gorgeous old hotel. And with Simon, her hotshot photographer boyfriend, gallivanting all over the world for his job, the couple is heavy-duty into “absence makes the heart grow fonder” mode. No complaints about the great reunion sex, though!

Then a trip back east to his childhood home has Simon questioning his nomadic lifestyle. He decides to be home more. A lot more. And he wants Caroline home more, too. Though their friends’ romantic lives provide plenty of welcome distraction, eventually Caroline and Simon have to sort out their relationship. Sure, more togetherness is a good thing—but does less traveling and working have to mean the other extreme? Apple pie and picket fences? With this second book in the Cocktail series, USA TODAY bestselling author Alice Clayton delivers another delicious, frothy confection of a book, shaking up her characters, stirring in laugh-out-loud humor, and serving sizzling romance straight up!

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I passed by on my way to the kitchen, and was stopped by a hand on my ass.

“Hi?”

“Hi,” he answered, his eyes still on the computer.

“You need something?”

“Always,” he answered, maneuvering my ass so it was on his lap.

“Not always, you were sleeping earlier,” I pouted, as he swept a piece of hair behind my ear.

“I’m not sleeping now.”

“I’ve got turnovers.”

“I already like where this is going,” he murmured, his hands tightening around my waist.

“No no, I mean I have turnovers. That I need to put in the oven.”

“Wait, those are like tiny pies, right?”

“Yes Simon, they’re like tiny pies.”

“Apple?”

“Cherry.”

“Have mercy.”

“You know what it does to me when you go Uncle Jesse on me.”

His eyes widened, and something else hardened. “I do indeed.”

Kissed me fierce he did, and while I did my best to remind him of my turnovers, he did his best to make me forget. And I did, until the doorbell rang.

“Dammit,” he muttered, releasing me.

“Saved by the bell,” I sang out, rising off his lap.

“You know what it does when you go Kelly Kapowski on me.”

“I do indeed. And if you’re a good boy tonight I’ll give you my own special Bayside cheer later on.” I winked, and danced away from his grabby hands. “Now go do something with that,” I instructed, pointing at his enthusiasm.

He strutted away.

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WallbangerAmazon US | Amazon UK | Paperback | B&N
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