3 Chicks After Dark is thrilled to be a part of the blog tour introducing a hot New Adult release from author Jennifer Duffey!!
About the book:
Nineteen-year-old Carissa Stein has spent her life under the shadow of bodyguards and parents who never really cared about her, but leaving New York to attend art school in New Orleans is her way out.
She’s thrilled to be free and ready to explore love, drawing, and life without a constant watchdog. When Eric Byrne, new guy extraordinaire, shows up on the first day of classes everything starts to change. There’s something more than his stunning eyes and gorgeous body that pulls her in. Carissa would rather be single than deal with the complications of a relationship, especially with a determined guy like Eric. But he fights past her walls and makes it hard to stay away. Carissa wants to be with Eric – but she wants her freedom too and Eric isn’t willing to let her go.
When Eric reciprocates and lets his own guard down Carissa finally learns the truth about why he moved to New Orleans. She should have known better than to ignore her gut instinct. Turns out Eric’s got more of a connection to her than she realized. If Eric can’t convince her to give him another chance then his lies may just cause love to slip through their fingers.
Sounds good, right? We don’t post a lot of new adult novels on 3 Chicks, but this one has the potential to be pretty steamy, so we couldn’t pass it up. How steamy you ask? Check out this excerpt:
I shivered as he trailed kisses across my bare skin. He chuckled and ran his hand down my side. I arched my back, pushing my chest into his as he drummed his fingers along my ribs. Eric wrapped his arms around me, keeping us close together, and I kissed him hard then slid my tongue through his lips and around his mouth. He lifted us both off the couch before taking the requisite three steps needed to make it to the bed and sat me down.
Our first kiss had quickly turned into something so much more. I stared at his bare chest, ran my hands over each line marking the muscles in his abs. An eight-pack for sure; the muscles twitched as I grazed my fingernail over his smooth skin.
He lifted my shirt over my head, forcing me away from the treasure of his body.
“I want to touch you,” I begged when he held my wrists at my side, not allowing me to reach for him again.
“In time. Right now, I’m going to kiss you.”
Well, that would work too. I waited for him to lean forward and take my lips with his. But he didn’t. Instead, he lowered his lips to my breast, kissing along the edge of my bra on one side, while his fingers slipped beneath the material on the other and found their way to my nipple. I arched into his touch. “Oh, good lord.”
Eric rubbed the pad of his thumb over my nipple at the same time he took the other one between his teeth.
“Do that again. Now.”
The vibration of his laugh against my breast made me push up into him again. I wasn’t going to make it to the good part if he didn’t do something quick. I pushed myself up and crab-walked backward to the middle of the bed. Eric stalked me on hands and knees, his eyes full of lust, his gaze full of promise. He stopped at my feet and sat back on his heels.
“We need to get these pants off you. While I do that, lose the bra. As much as I want to see you displayed on my bed with that sexy lace number on, I want full access even more.”
I laughed and did as he asked. In no time at all, he had my jeans unbuttoned and pulled them off. The devil used his teeth to pull my panties off. He gripped my ankles, one in each hand, and spread them apart then lay down between my legs.
“What about the rest of your clothes? I’m not going to be the only naked one here.”
“Oh, yes you are. Tonight is all about you, princess.”
How’s that? Kind of makes you rethink everything you thought you knew about the NA genre. It’s one that’s often overlooked due to its close ties to YA, but it can be pretty satisfying when you find the right story.
Be sure to enter below to win a $20 gift card to the book retailer of your choice, and you can use it to pick up your own copy of Love and Lies! We hope you’ll visit the other stops along the tour:
Blog Tour Stops: Buy Love and Lies:
Sept. 9 S.K. Falls Amazon
What’s On the Bookshelf Barnes and Noble
Sept. 10 Fictitious Delicious All Romance Ebooks
- Moonlight Book Reviews
Sept. 11 3 Chicks After Dark
- Bringing the Epic
Sept. 12 Nyrae Dawn
Sept. 13 For What It’s Worth
Born and raised in Texas, Jennifer is a transplant to Missouri long enough ago she should probably consider that her hometown. But she will forever be a Texan. She loves to write any story that will make a reader smile, laugh, and maybe even cry (although you won’t ever hear her admit that she cries). Whether the next story she writes is contemporary, urban fantasy, LGBT, or whatever other crazy idea she comes up with, there will always be love and romance in the midst of trials and turmoil.
When she’s not writing you can find her on Twitter, with her family, or buried in a book trying to escape reality for just a minute.
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