Friday, March 21, 2014

That Moment When You Know It's Love (guest post by Randi Alexander) (ADULT title)

(Please be advised that ADULT titles are being discussed in this post)

Watch Out! It’s “That Moment When You Know It’s Love.” 
Randi Alexander is Guest Blogging Today

Thanks so much for hosting me today, Elf! I have to admit to being a sucker for love. When a character realizes “he’s the one!” or “I can’t live without her,” I get rather slushy inside. When the scene is exceptionally well written, I feel this strange ache behind my heart. I love when that happens!

The excerpt I chose for you is one of the more emotionally engaging scenes from Chase and Seduction (Hot Country Book 1). It’s after they’ve gotten to know each other for a few months, have already had a misunderstanding, and are now sorting things out. 

Of course, the book is an erotic romance, so right after this ‘romance’ scene, we jump into bed and have the ‘erotic’ scene. But isn’t it nice to know that they’re connecting emotionally before they steam up the bedroom?

After you read the mushy excerpt, be sure to leave a comment for your chance to win an e-book and swag.

Book Blurb: Country music superstar/actor Chase Tanner has yet to be denied anything–and he’s never wanted anything or anyone more than gorgeous screenplay writer Reno Linden. So when the film they are working on is finally finished, Chase decides to turn up the volume on seducing Reno.
Reno Linden lived a quiet, rural life until she was thrust into the Hollywood scene when her book was adapted to film. Chase Tanner is larger than life, sinfully sexy and hell-bent on getting her into bed. Skittish after a failed wedding engagement, Reno risks the plunge into Chase’s arms, and is surprised that her good girl self can keep up with bad boy Chase.

Though Chase returns to his cowboy roots often, and Reno cherishes the time spent with him on his ranch, the two find their careers pulling them in different directions. Will their attraction survive the glitz and stress of fame?

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Chase stood and stomped across the room leaving Reno sitting on the couch staring at his back. Suddenly, she felt the need for a drink.

When he turned to face her, he spread his feet apart, his hands fisted at his sides. “Last night, you wouldn’t let me explain, and I’m damn sure gonna set you straight now.” His low voice rumbled.

Reno swallowed, shaking a little inside. Not from fear, but desire. Something about the way he took control made her feel secure and…mushy inside. She didn’t expect him to grovel, but he came on surprisingly forceful. She hadn’t known that quality in a man before.

“The condoms were a gag. My drummer stuffed them in that drawer a couple months ago, and told me to use them all before filming ended.” His gaze locked with hers, his eyes shaded under his hat. “Did you see how many were in there?”

Reno opened her mouth to answer.

“All of them. I didn’t use any.” He stalked toward her. “You wanna know why?”

She just blinked and drank in his intensity.

He paused a second. “When I met you, I knew I’d found someone special. But I didn’t want to believe it at first. I had to test it, and poke at it, and stir it up some, but you’re real.” His brow furrowed, and his stared, unmoving. 
“You’re as nice as you seem and as smart as they come, and you’re way too good for a hick like me.”

“Too good? No, Chase—” She stood and reached out her hand toward him, but he backed away.

“Let me get this said. I lose my concentration when you’re close.”

Reno clasped her hands in front of her. She wanted so badly to be in his arms, she pressed her knees together to keep from running to him.

“I’ve been lonely my whole life, Reno.” He paced across the small space. “I thought it would never end, but then I met you. Remember that first day we were introduced? We talked for an hour, and I couldn’t believe my luck.” He glanced at her. “You’re beautiful and your body is fantastic, but you’re a good person. And that’s what makes me crazy for you.” He turned away and strode to the bar, resettling his hat on his head.

Her knees turned to pudding and she sank to the couch, her head spinning from his admission. What was he saying? It sounded almost like…he loved her?

He leaned back against the bar, hands on the countertop, elbows bent. 
“There hasn’t been anyone else since the day we met, Reno.” His eyes darkened, and his lips thinned. “You’ve got to believe me when I tell you how important you are to me.”

A cry escaped her lips. How could this be happening? All those months, she worked at being his friend, sensing he was as alone and lost in LA as she was. Recognizing that his fame put him out of her reach, she’d been okay with that. Now he wanted more? Was there any way to make it last? Their lives were so different. So many obstacles stood between them.

When she didn’t speak, he tipped his head down. “I’m not saying I expect you to feel the same, not right away, anyhow.” His voice changed, became unsure, and his words touched her soul.

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Chase and Seduction by Randi Alexander: Country music superstar/actor Chase Tanner has never wanted anything or anyone more than gorgeous screenplay writer Reno Linden. To Reno, Chase is larger than life, sinfully sexy and hell-bent on getting her into bed. Reno risks the plunge into Chase’s arms, but will their attraction survive the glitz and stress of fame?

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  1. Oh I am definitely going to have to read her now. That was a great excerpt. Thanks for letting us know about her. I love finding new authors.

    1. I love Randi's work...and I really enjoyed the sequel to this title, Heart of Steele, which give the story of yet another hot cowboy! Thanks for visiting, Mary!

  2. Great post, Randi! #talldarkandalpha

  3. Haven't read her books before; don't have any favs

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    1. You will have to try some, bn. This one is such a great can find out whether you like the reading styles of so many wonderful authors! Thanks for visiting.

  4. this looks and sounds fantastic! I haven't run across this author before and I'm definitely intrigued :) Thanks for sharing!

    1. She writes some deliciously sizzling stories, erin. I hope you pick up one or two...I think you will be hooked if you do! Thank you for taking the time to visit and comment!

  5. Great post, it was fun to read. I can't pick just one they are all awesome :)

    1. Thanks for dropping by Crystal, I am glad that you enjoy Randi's stories as well!