Cover Reveal/ Under My Skin

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Title and Author: Under My Skin by Alix Nichols

No. of Pages: 130 Pages

Series: Bistro La Boheme #2

Publication Date: October 11, 2014

Genre: Contemporary Romance

 

Blurb:

UNDER MY SKIN is the second novel in the addictive BISTRO LA BOHEME series.
This delightful Parisian version of "Four Weddings and a Funeral" will
entertain you with a gripping story, endearing characters and sizzling
romance. 

A tall well-dressed guy entered the bistro, dripping rain and hotness. He
stopped by the door and surveyed the room searching for someone, his gaze
lingering on the females...until it met Jeanne's. He beamed and walked
toward her, his eyes trained on her and full of warmth. Did he know her? Was
she supposed to know him? 

Feisty bartender Jeanne and geek-turned-hottie Mat embark on an emotional
and sensual roller coaster, as their paths cross at an engagement party, a
baptism and a wedding... not counting all the other times they
"accidentally" run into each other. 

And miserably fail to behave with propriety. 

But Mat is an ambitious politician running for mayor of his hometown and
going steady with an exquisite woman. He knows exactly where he wants to be
five years from now. 

Falling for Jeanne all over again is definitely NOT part of his plan.

 

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undermyskinauthorI am an avid reader of chick lit, romance and fantasy, caffeine addict and a
badge-wearing Mr. Darcy/Colin Firth fan. 

I released my first book at the age of six. It had six postcard-size pages
stitched together and bound in velvet paper. The book was titled "Eliza and
Robert" and had atrocious mistakes in every single word. Some words were
written in mirror image. Unintentionally. I remember being immensely proud
of my creation. 

Turns out there's a remarkable constancy to my life: decades later, I still
love the name Robert and the genre romance. As for my spelling and grammar,
they are only marginally better than at age six (thank God for editors!). 

I live and work in Paris, France. When not writing, I read romance (what
else?) and spend time with my family. 

You can find me on my website (www.alixnichols.com), 
Facebook (www.facebook.com/AuthorAlixNichols), 
Twitter (@aalix_nichols) 
Pinterest (http://www.pinterest.com/AuthorANichols).

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A tall well-dressed guy entered the bistro, dripping rain and hotness. He
stopped by the door and surveyed the room. Must be looking for Rob, Jeanne
thought. She tried to peel her gaze off him and focus on the conversation
around her. Easier said than done. Aside from his general attractiveness,
the stranger was full of contrasts that mesmerized her. 

He had long legs and narrow hips, yet his upper body was deliciously brawny.
The poor fellow must have a hard time finding suits that fit. Speaking of
suits, his was a sleek number cut from the finest, smoothest wool to grace
La Bohème on her watch. The trendy jacket overlaid the lines of his V-shaped
torso as if it were tailor-made. Which it probably was. On top of all that,
his friendly clean-shaven face sported a masculine nose and a firm jawline.


Just as the mysterious hunk turned to survey her side of the room, Rob
approached him and gave him a big hug. "I'm so glad you made it! It wouldn't
have been a proper engagement party without my future best man."

"It's a matter of having one's priorities straight," the hunk said. "I told
the boss I was leaving at five thirty, whether we were finished or not." 

His crooked smile sent a couple of Jeanne's internal organs into a happy
little somersault.

"That's the spirit, man." Rob grinned.

The guy winked. "Having Mom as my boss does have its perks. Where's Lena, by
the way?"

"Fetching her folks. They should be here in half an hour." Rob patted him on
the shoulder. "Now, why don't you give me your wet jacket and go get
yourself a drink. The party doesn't officially begin until eight thirty, so
you can chill and talk to the people you know."

The hunk removed his jacket, uncovering an expensive-looking shirt--and a
better view of his broad chest.

Jeanne swallowed. Was this guy real?

Rob took the wet garment from him and walked away. And then something weird
happened. The hottie remained by the door instead of walking toward the
guests or the bar. He looked around the room again as if searching for
someone--his gaze lingering on the females until it met Jeanne's. He beamed
and walked toward her, his eyes trained on her and full of warmth.

Does he know me? Do I know him? 

It was downright impossible that she would forget a stud of this caliber,
even if she had met him during her wild teens.

 "Hi, Jeanne. Don't you remember me?" he asked when he was close enough for
her to discern the hint of five-o'clock shadow on his chiseled jaw.

"I'm sorry . . . Are you sure we've met?"

"Every day for almost two years."

Righto. "Next you'll tell me I used to go out with you," she said tilting
her head to the side.

"Unfortunately, you didn't." The dreamboat sounded genuinely sorry. "But it
wasn't for my lack of trying. I spent most of my money eating at this bistro
just so I could see you."

She gave him a puzzled look. Who was he?

"OK, you really don't remember me." He bowed ceremoniously. "Mathieu Gérard,
also known as Mat. I'm a friend of Rob's. We studied together here in Paris
a few years back."

"Mat?" There was no way this guy was Mat. "You can't be him. Mat was . . .
he was . . ."

"Nothing like me?" he prompted, the corners of his mouth twitching.


To put it mildly. 

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~About The Book~

Title and Author: Defining Moments by Dori Lavelle
No. of Pages: 148 Pages
Series: Moments in Time
Publication Date: 29th August 2014
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Secrets. Lies. Betrayal.
How much heartbreak can one heart take?

Melisa Dane has made it through the worst. Her heart was broken, but Florian Dane, better known as “Heat”—and the man of her dreams—returned to mend it. Now, with her family almost complete, Melisa is ready to sit back and enjoy life.

But fate isn’t done with her yet. The perpetual smile on her face freezes when the second man to steal her heart shows up in her life once again. Scott Bergfeld, the husband she buried and grieved for years ago, is not dead, and he comes back bearing secrets.
Heartbroken and confused, Melisa tries to find answers to questions she never thought she’d ask, but what she learns throws her life into turmoil. Soon, cracks start to form in her marriage with Heat. As her heart is torn into two halves—between the man she loved first and the man she married first—she comes dangerously close to having her whole life destroyed again. How many people will end up getting hurt? This time, does she have the strength to make it through?

*Although this novel is a sequel to Bittersweet Moments, it can be read as a standalone.*
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Dori Lavelle is a mother, wife, and a sucker for happy-ever-afters and mint chocolate. Give her a great romance novel and a mug of hot chocolate and she’d be one happy woman.

Growing up, Dori read a lot, and when she wasn’t happy with a particular ending, she wrote a different one, just for herself. Before long, she was writing stories when she should have been doing homework. The time has come for her to share the stories she cooks up in her head.

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Book Spotlight & Guest Post/ Beginning With Forever

 

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Title and Author: Beginning with Forever by Lan LLP

Publication Date: March 2014

Genre: Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance


~Synopsis~
Love isn’t easy to forget even
if you’re determined to never feel it again. It has a way of finding you when
all hope is gone, resurfacing tender emotions 
you’ve
 buried deep in your core because the pain of acknowledging them is too much for you to handle.

Carson Bradley, CEO of a
powerful pharmaceutical corporation is rich beyond boundaries with a missing
soul. His heart faded away fifteen years ago with the death of his first love.He
strives every day for the sake of his cancer research because he’s determined
to eradicate it forever.

Lillian Ly is a humble, young medical
student whose kind and generous heart is as vast as the universe. Being raised
poor by a single parent; she matured quickly and respected the sacrifices her
mother made for her. Lillian’s determination leads her down a stringent
five-year path with no room for love.

When their paths cross at an
unlikely place thousands of miles away from home, they both realize that fate
has brought them together, and Carson will never let anything or anyone tear
them apart. He knows how desolate life is without love and refuses to return to
that empty place ever again.

Lillian enters Carson’s
world with the purest intention of loving him with all her heart, but discovers
that his volatile world will alter her uncomplicated life indefinitely. Regardless
of what obstacles are thrown in their path, Lillian and Carson will endure them
all to hold onto their forever from the beginning to the end.




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“Carson, I’m freely offering myself to you right
now. Please.” I plead
fearlessly. I’m shameless and not above begging for him to take my body. Who is
this sex-craved woman anyways?

 


“Sweetness, you’re making it very difficult for me to resist you, to
control myself.” He lowers himself intimately close to graze his soft, moist
lips on my forehead, bridge of my nose and then intensely over my lips. The
urgency of his need for me is translated through his kisses. Biting down firmly
on his lower lip, it appears that he’s forcing the strength of his will to
remain tame. Our eye contact is broken when he seals his shut to blind the
temptation lying beneath his body. His hands grip the sheets desperately,
clawing and then fisting. I think this is his last hope of hanging onto his
dignity. “Goodnight Lily, only offer your body to me when you believe it in
your heart,” h
e murmurs and
rolls off me.
 
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~Meet The Author~

Over a long year ago, I picked up a pen to jot down the first sentence of my vivid imagination. Those initial words were the seeds that grew into my flowering romance book, “Beginning with Forever.” With all my heart, I wrote, rewrote, edited, re-edited and now, I’m finally ready to share it with all of you. My one and only aspiration for this book is to have readers embrace my story and characters with their heart.If I can make someone laugh till their gut hurts, hate the villain with vengeance, cry till their eyes dry out, fall in love all over again, and drool over the hero or feel any other emotions, than I’ve succeeded my goal.
I’m the sappiest person in the world when it comes to romance. Don’t smirk! I believe in love at first sight, Prince Charming or in my book,Mr. Hot Billionaire, and happy endings. In my heart, every women deserves all three, and they will when they lose themselves in my books. Your fantasy can become a reality with just the flip of a page, so come join me.

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TOP TEN LIST OF THINGS YOU NEED ON HAND
WHEN YOU WRITE: 

1)      Chocolate, peanut M&M’s or dark chocolate bar

2)      Music- usually instrumental

3)      Tall glass of ice water or ice coffee

4)      Pictures of my hero and heroine for inspiration

5)      Salty snacks: sweet potato chips*

6)      Ipad for research (I Google everything that I’m unfamiliar with
before I write about it.)

7)      A black notebook that I scribble ideas and names of characters

8)      All my charging cords

9)      A comfy sweatshirt/socks

10)  Healthy snack to offset the bad ones 😉

I just quickly want to thank Lan for taking time out of her busy schedule to do this fun guest post for me. I had so much fun thinking up this guest post and reading your replies.

Book Spotlight/ What if It’s Love?

 
What If It’s Love? by Alix Nichols
 What If It's Love? by Alix Nichols
Series: Bistro La Boheme
Publication Date: June 2014
No. of Pages: 244 Pages
Genre: Contemporary Romance, New Adult
~Synopsis~

Can a Paris bistro heal a broken heart?

Charm, wit and poignancy abound in this gripping contemporary romance.
Introverted heiress Lena moves to Paris to nurse old wounds reopened by her neglectful boyfriend. Enter Rob, a charismatic and handsome Frenchman who waits tables at La Bohème — a café on Lena’s street — and has big dreams.
He makes her laugh and forget her insecurities. She stirs something infinitely tender in his soul. Before they know it, they’ve fallen for each other, even though both had good reasons to fight the budding love.
But their passionate romance is cut short when she discovers his dirty secret…
 
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“Can we be friends again?” he asked.
“So you think we were friends?”
He nodded.
She arched her brows. “And you think you can be friends with me and Amanda at the same time?”
“Why not?”
“Can be a health hazard, what with all the sparks that fly.”
He grinned. “Never mind Amanda’s taunts. She’s like that with everyone.”


“Nefarious?”


“Spiky. But she’s a sweetheart, once you’ve grown on her.”


“I wonder how I could ever accomplish that.” Lena smiled, a speck of sadness still lingering in her eyes.


He stared, mesmerized. He could never get enough of that smile.


A cloud hiding the moon must have shifted, because suddenly silver light poured over the terrace turning it into an enchanted place.


Lena gasped. “What happened to your hand?”


He followed her gaze and saw that the knuckles of his right hand were smeared with blood. Shit. He could bet there’d been none after he punched the wall.


He covered the abrasions with his other hand. “It’s nothing.”


She grabbed his wrist and yanked his hand closer to her face. “Have you disinfected them?”


Rob didn’t register her question. He looked at her delicate fingers holding up his hand. Then at her face. She was squinting at his hand, trying to assess the seriousness of his cuts. Her gesture was devoid of any erotic subtext. And yet the contact of her skin scorched him, just like when he held her hand at L’Espace. It stirred an impulse inside him that was both feverishly raw and infinitely gentle. It made his heart bump against his ribcage as if demanding to get out.


He gazed at her hands holding his. The urge to run his fingertips over her skin, from her nails down to her wrist and then inside her palm was too overwhelming to resist. . .


“So have you?” she asked.


Rob blinked and looked up. “Have I what?”


“Disinfected.”


“It’s just a graze.”


“I have a disinfectant in my suitcase,” she said. “I can fetch it–“


And release my hand? “Stay,” he blurted out. Shit. “I mean, I also brought some, so you don’t need to bother. I’ll disinfect as soon as I get back to my room. I promise.”


“OK,” she said softly and let go of him.

 
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~Meet the Author: Alix Nichols~

Alix Nichols is an avid reader of chick lit, romance and fantasy,
caffeine addict and a badge-wearing Mr. Darcy / Colin Firth fan.
 
She lives and works in Paris, France. When not writing, she reads
romance (what else?) and spends time with her family.

Social media links:

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