Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Nicole Edwards Reunion Tour: Spotlight on Seduction (Club Destiny #3) w/ Review, Giveaway & More


Blurb:

Club Destiny, #3

Ashleigh Thomas might have made the biggest mistake of her life. Uprooting life as she knew it, moving back to Dallas to be closer to her family, she finds herself much closer to the one man who she had never been able to say no to. Attempting to hide the fact that she moonlights as an erotic romance author, she quickly finds herself in his arms and his bed – hoping he’ll fulfill some of those deep, dark desires she has always written about, but never experienced for herself.

Alex McDermott has spent the better part of a decade trying to convince himself to stay away from the alluring Ashleigh, but when she moves back home, he finds out that he’s no longer willing to resist the overwhelming desire she instills in him. But he’s got a secret too – one that might just push Ashleigh out of his life for good – something he’s not willing to let happen.

It doesn't take long for the heat between them to ignite into a wildfire of lust, but can they stop hiding from each other and more importantly stop holding back?

Publisher’s Note: This book contains graphic material not suitable for readers under the age of 18, including, but not limited to one smoking hot game of Truth or Dare!


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Author Bio:

Nicole lives in Texas with her husband, Colt, three kids and four dogs. It's quite the household and most of the time you'll find her locked away in her office... writing. When she's not, you'll likely find her reading, swimming, or hanging out in the yard with the dogs, doing her best to keep them in line. (And no, it doesn't usually work)

Ever want to let that other part of you loose? The part that has secret desires and taboo fantasies? Well, that's what brought about Nicole Edwards. She's an alter ego. In truth, she's a full-fledged part of me. The secret part made up of sinfully hot desires and erotic thoughts. Get to know how Nicole's naughty mind works by checking out her books!

About me... hmmm...

Ok, I've been asked to provide a little bit of "real" information about myself. That's harder to do than you think it is, especially for someone who has difficulty talking about themselves. ;) But, here goes...

I've been writing for as long as I can remember. Ever since I was a kid, I loved creative writing and as I got older, I got acquainted with those voices in my head and that led to putting my stories on paper. And now, here I am all these years later, spending my days doing what I love most. I decided to give myself over to writing full time in 2012 and I haven't looked back. I spent nearly 13 years in the corporate world and I have to say, this is a bit of a change (just a little) and I am loving every second of it.

I live in Texas with my husband and three amazing kids and our four beloved dogs. If I'm not writing, I'm usually reading. I devour everything I can get my hands on. I love romance of any type and being an Indie author myself, I'm always looking for new Indies to support. I haven't always been into reading, but about eleven years ago, I picked up a book - I'm pretty sure it was by Nora Roberts - and from there, I haven't stopped. Before I began writing full time, and my characters started taking up so much of my time, I was reading about 200 books a year. That has dwindled somewhat, but there isn't a day that goes by that I don't read.

An interesting fact... I don't watch television - aside from the occasional news anyway. I will go see a movie or two rarely, but for the most part, I get all of my entertainment from a book. Some of my favorite authors include J.R. Ward, Suzanne Brockmann, Lora Leigh, Jane Rylon, Lori Foster, and Jaci Burton just to name a few.

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Review:

Nicole Edwards is known for her off-the-charts steamy ménage romances, but with the third book in her Club Destiny series, Seduction, she proves just as adept at writing a good old fashioned male/female romance. The combination of an inexperienced, but curious heroine and a hero whose barely restrained passion is finally threatening to crumble creates an intense and potentially explosive sexual tension. The prospective romance between protagonists Ashleigh Thomas and Alex McDermott was teased in earlier books in the Club Destiny series, but it isn’t until Ashleigh returns home from a long absence that the attraction between her and Alex can no longer be denied.

Due to Alex’s possessive nature and disinclination towards sharing, Seduction is a bit less scandalous in comparison to the author’s more sexually adventurous installments in the series, but the book is by no means tame. Sparks fly any time they’re in the same room with each other and, although they initially resist diving right in to a relationship, their undeniable chemistry quickly shattered any resistance they might have had. Alex is the quintessential Alpha male and Ashleigh is his wilful submissive, eager to enact every deliciously naughty fantasy she had only previously written about moonlighting as an erotic romance novelist.

Even though Seduction is a (somewhat) more traditional romance, there are steamy encounters aplenty, as is custom for any book by Nicole Edwards. The age difference between them may have been a hindrance in years past, but their time apart only built up the longing and desire between Ashleigh and Alex, with the anticipation resulting in a combustible connection. Seduction is a sexy and entertaining read that focuses on the relationship between the couple, while adding a bit of the author’s signature flair. Three words: truth or dare…

Rating: 4 Stars

Seduction


By Nicole Edwards
© Nicole Edwards, 2012

Ashleigh and Alex

A Day in the Life

“What about this?” Alex asked Ashleigh as he stood on the aisle staring at the various baby things. How in the world was it possible that a baby would need this much stuff?

“I’m not sure I like that one,” Ashleigh told him as she briefly glanced at the stroller he’d been
studying for the last half hour.

“Which one do you prefer?” he asked.

“It doesn’t matter,” she mumbled.

Alex turned to her then. All thoughts of strollers and bottles and cribs and bibs and diapers and… - holy shit babies required a lot of stuff – fled when he looked at her.

“What’s the matter?” he asked gently, reaching out to her and taking her hands in his.

“Nothing.”

“Come on, baby,” he encouraged. He knew something was wrong. Ever since that morning when he suggested they go look for baby furniture, she’d been quiet.

Ashleigh stared back at him, her beautiful brown eyes glistening with unshed tears. “I think I’m
just scared.”

He understood that all too well. She had just passed the thirtieth week of her pregnancy and for
the first few months, it had been touch and go. It wasn’t until her fourth month that the doctor had
assured them both that things were fine. She wasn’t on bed rest any longer and Alex had thought she’d
been doing better.

“What are you worried about?” Besides the obvious, he wanted to say but he didn’t.

“What if I’m not a good mom?”

Alex stared at her in disbelief. Really stared at her. She was the absolute most amazing woman he’d ever met. She was smart, funny, beautiful… and she had the biggest heart of anyone he knew. Just ask her brother Dylan who seemed to be hanging on to his sister like a lifeline these days. The man was regressing into a depression that none of them were equipped to help him with, but Ashleigh was right there beside him every day.

“You’re going to be an amazing mother,” he told her, pulling her close and releasing her hands so he could put his on her tummy. He was still amazed by the baby’s movements, and he found it fascinating just to touch her when the little one moved around. If anyone should be worried about being a good parent, he knew it should be him – hell, he didn’t even know what sort of diapers they were supposed to get.

“But what if I’m not?” she asked.

“Baby, I have no doubt that you’re going to be a wonderful mom. To this baby and all the rest that we have.”
That got her attention and she glared at him with a small smile on her lips. “After this, I’m not sure we’re going to have anymore.”

Alex laughed. It was a conversation they had repeatedly. He would mention it, she would argue, but he knew that in the long run, Ashleigh would want more babies and he wanted them too. With her.

But he knew convincing her wasn’t going to be easy. They still hadn’t gotten married and he’d practically begged her on more than one occasion. Ashleigh insisted that she wanted to wait until the baby was born and until she could focus on the wedding. According to her, she didn’t have time to plan for a wedding.

There for a while, he’d accepted her reason. But, what this woman didn’t seem to understand was that he was tired of waiting. He’d spent years wanting her, years aching for a woman he knew he shouldn’t want and then, by the pure grace of God, he’d been blessed to have her in his life permanently, so Alex knew he couldn’t keep putting it off.

Which was why he’d been working with Sierra, Samantha, Xavier, her niece Stacy, and yes, Dylan, her brother. There was going to be a wedding. And it was going to be soon.

“Well, I think I get to pick out the stroller and you can pick out… all the rest,” he told her as he glanced around. The shelves were lined with more baby stuff than he’d ever seen before in his life. Not that he made a habit of checking out babies or their stuff, but good grief… this was too much.

“Ok.”

“Ok?” he asked, not sure what she was “ok-ing”.

“Yes, you can pick out the stroller. I get to pick out all the rest.”

Alex wasn’t sure why she sounded so triumphant. Had she seriously not looked around? How in the world was she going to choose?

But, if letting her pick out all of the rest of the stuff made her happy, so be it. Because Alex had a few other things to take care of. And he was running out of time to do it.

He only hoped that Ashleigh liked surprise weddings as much as she liked surprise parties.

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2 comments:

  1. OMG I love it! Now I want to read about the surprise wedding! I've been begging for an update on Alex and Ashleigh and now I remember why Alex was my favorite (before Sawyer Walker). He might have just taken back his #1 spot. Alpha, loving, and simply amazing. And I still adore Ashleigh, even as stubborn as she is. I loved this book! And I'm so happy for this "Day in the Life".

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  2. I LOOOOOVE Nicole's books!! Awesome giveaway, thank you!

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