Wednesday, February 4, 2015

The Hit & Miss Groom by Nana Malone and Misty Evans - Excerpt Tour and #Giveaway

The Hit & Miss Groom
by Nana Malone & Misty Evans
Series: Hit Wedding, #2
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Release Date: February, 2, 2015

**The second book in a New Adult contemporary romance series!
**This contemporary New Adult romance is intended for readers 17+. Contains adult content, language, and situations.

Fasten your seatbelt…

Marketing Program Manager, Vanessa Rodriquez, is driven to succeed and keeps the finish line in sight at all times…until one unexpected pit stop at her best friend’s wedding sends her skidding off course. Sleeping with Alex McIntyre wasn't supposed to make her feel this way—scattered, unfocused, and in need of another sexual tune-up. If only he didn’t make her feel so alive.

Yield to oncoming desire…

Alex can’t resist the beautiful Vanessa any more than he can resist his need for speed as an amateur race car driver. Even though she claims to hate him, she keeps coming back for lap after lap in his bed. When he ends up moving in next door to her, their sexual chemistry turns to deep desire. Ready to go full throttle, he convinces her to be his grid girl on—and off—the track. Van, however, puts on the brakes.

Race against love…

If Van can just course correct, it’ll be smooth sailing toward her goals. Or will it? Alex is smart, sexy, and way too much of a distraction, but maybe she needs to shake up her world and do the one thing she swore she’d never do…follow her heart. Will she risk it all to cross the finish line? Or will she and Alex crash and burn before they have a chance at love?

The reception was in full swing and Alex did everything in his power to keep his eyes off Vanessa.

He’d seen her a hundred times. Her sexy curves, her long, dark braids, and that perfect skin. Noticed those big, dark eyes. What man wouldn’t?

But seeing her in that dress, her luscious curves and mouth-watering skin on full display, had gobsmacked him. Totally melted brain cells. She was a striking beauty on her worst day. Today, she was a full-on weapon of mass destruction. He hadn’t been prepared for the assault. All through the walk down the aisle and the exchange of vows, he’d had to make sure he wasn’t drooling.

Liam and Becca were finally married and had left the reception an hour ago for their honeymoon. Thank God, that madness was over. Alex was happy for his friend and Becca was a catch, but the whole thing had almost been a disaster when Liam’s aunt had passed out.

In the bar, music played and people danced, drank, and embarrassed themselves singing Taylor Swift karaoke songs. Everyone except Vanessa Rodriquez, the most beautiful and interesting woman in a three block radius. Maybe in all of Princeton.

She sat at the bar nursing a Perrier, her credit card in front of her. She didn’t talk to anyone, staring off into space like she’d just lost her best friend. Her dress slit had fallen open and he couldn’t help but stare at the leg bomb it exposed. What he wouldn’t do to run his fingers over her skin, massage her thigh, kiss the back of her knee.

Odds weren’t on his side. The woman never relaxed. Never took a breath. The only time he’d ever seen her smile was at Becca. Scratch that, she smiled at other things too, Liam, movies, comedy shows. Just never at him.

Time for the A-man to do his thing. More like time for a suicide mission.

As the last dance ended, he broke away from the bridesmaid clinging to him. She was pretty and probably smart, but he wasn’t interested. He pried her fingers off his bicep.

“Where are you going?” she said, slurring her words.

“You wore me out. I need a break.” He guided her back to her table of friends. “Are you staying here at the hotel tonight or do you need a designated driver?”

She waved at the air. “We have a room. 415. Will you come visit us later?”

The whiskey on her breath nearly dropped him. He wasn’t sure how she was still standing. “Absolutely.” He knew she’d never remember this conversation. “Enjoy the rest of your night.”

He made sure her butt hit the chair before he let loose of her elbow, then stood for a moment as he turned up the charm quotient a notch and headed Van’s way.

The barstool next to hers was open and he slid into it, signaling the bartender as he did so. “You look like someone kicked your puppy.”

She stiffened and her perfume floated over to him. Spicy. Smoky. Whatever is was, it fit her perfectly. “Go away.”

Ignoring her, Alex ordered a martini. Straight up. “And another water here for my friend,” he told the bartender.

“No,” Van said, turning her eyes on him. One of her eyebrows arched in anger. “I’m fine.”

She was not fine. “Becca will be back in two weeks. You’d think she’s the only friend you have.”

“Are you trying to be an asshole or does it just come naturally for you?”

Alex smiled, handed the bartender his credit card, and accepted his martini. The guy trotted off and Alex took a sip. Usually women fell all over him. Van was going to be a challenge, but then he liked a good challenge. “It’s a party, Van. A celebration. You know, drinking, dancing, having fun. Ever tried it?”

The ice queen curled her lip. “I danced. Tore up the dance floor. You missed it. I think you were occupied with the bridesmaids.”

At the start of the reception, she had danced. And he’d seen her chatting with several guests. But she hadn’t moved from the barstool since Liam and Becca had left for their honeymoon. He hadn’t taken his eyes off of her, even when surrounded by the bevy of lovely women here tonight.

The bartender set his card back on the bar with his receipt. Alex took another sip. The martini was mediocre but it would do. “Why didn’t you sit with them instead of over here alone?”

“Well, if I wanted to talk about the latest Pilates, Pure Barre or cardio strip tease class, then I would have, but I get plenty of that kind of talk at work. Is it so hard to believe that I like being by myself?”

Sounded awful to him. He thrived in social environments. Felt alive. “Cardio strip tease, huh?” His eyes dropped to her full cleavage. “How exactly does that work?”

“You’d be surprised. Takes a whole lot of muscle to hold yourself up on a pole.”

“I dunno. I think I need a demonstration.”

He winked at her and she drew back. “Are you flirting with me?”

Jeez, you think? Could he make it any clearer? He’d been flirting with her since the first time he’d seen her.

Nana Malone:

USA Today Bestselling Author Nana Malone’s love of all things romance and adventure started with a tattered romantic suspense she borrowed from her cousin on a sultry summer afternoon in Ghana at a precocious thirteen. She’s been in love with kick butt heroines ever since.

With her overactive imagination, and channeling her inner Buffy, it was only a matter a time before she started creating her own characters. Waiting for her chance at a job as a ninja assassin, Nana meantime works out her drama, passion, and sass with fictional characters every bit as sassy and kick butt as she thinks she is.

Nana is the author of twenty novels. And the books in her series have been on multiple Amazon Kindle and Barnes & Noble bestseller lists as well as the iTunes Breakout Books list and most notably the USA Today Bestseller list.

Misty Evans:

USA TODAY Bestselling Author Misty Evans has published over twenty novels and writes romantic suspense, urban fantasy, and paranormal romance. As a writing coach, she helps other authors bring their books – and their dreams of being published – to life.

The books in her Super Agent series have won a CataNetwork Reviewers’ Choice Award, CAPA nominations, the New England Reader’s Choice Bean Pot Award for Best Romantic Suspense in 2010 and the ACRA Heart of Excellence Reader’s Choice Award for Best Romantic Suspense in 2011.

Her Witches Anonymous series was dubbed a Fallen Angel Reviews Recommended Read. The Super Agent Series, Witches Anonymous Series, and the Kali Sweet Series have been on multiple Amazon Kindle bestsellers lists. Her culinary romantic mystery, THE SECRET INGREDIENT, and the first book in her Deadly series, DEADLY PURSUIT, are both USA TODAY bestsellers.

Misty likes her coffee black, her conspiracy stories juicy, and her wicked characters dressed in couture. When not reading or writing, she enjoys music, movies, and hanging out with her husband, twin sons, and two spoiled puppies.

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February 2, 2015 – Excerpt 1

February 3, 2015 – Excerpt 2

February 4, 2015 – Excerpt 3

February 5, 2015 – Excerpt 4

February 6, 2015 – Exerpt 5

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