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Summer of Irreverence-The Rock Star is on sale for only a few more days!

How about a sneak peek at the song Malcolm wrote for Summer…? He wrote this while she traveled with him on tour…

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Summer of Irreverence-The Rock Star, On Sale!

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For the first time,

Summer of Irreverence-The Rock Star

eBook is available for

99 cents!

I am so excited to share this one with you!!!

Excerpt: (18+ Only, please!)

SummerofIrreverenceTheRockStar_w10818_750.jpgSummer’s eyes darted up toward his. Perspiration dotted her forehead, and she felt her nipples harden. He tugged on her lip gently then let go, allowing his eyes to deliberately drop down to her shirt. He exhaled a deep guttural groan, and Summer felt an intense jolt of pleasurable pain flash through her body she couldn’t—and didn’t want to—explain with any logical medical reasoning. Her body moved toward his, and Malcolm lurched out, wrapping his arms around her waist, pulling her toward him with such force, she grunted. She pressed against him, and he held her tightly, his black eyes warming.

“I don’t even know your last name…” he whispered.

Summer exhaled, frustrated, feeling the moistness in her jeans, knowing there was no way to maintain their intensity once she spoke.

“Okay.”

He held her at arms’ length. “Okay? Your last name is ‘Okay’?”

She rolled her eyes. “No, it’s okay you don’t know.”

His eyes clouded over, and he let his hands slide down her arms until they were no longer touching. A searing pain socked Summer in her gut. She’d have to tell him, or risk hurting him. She stood up straight, and shimmied around a bit, trying to alleviate the contact from the seam of her jeans. Why did he stop?

“Okay, okay…I’ll tell you. But please try to keep your reaction under control.”

Malcolm raised his eyebrows. “I’ll make no such promise.”

Summer blushed. “You know what I mean…” Her voice was a mere whisper.

“Okay, fine. I will do my best. But why are you anticipating a reaction? What could your name possibly be?” Malcolm twisted his mouth as he spoke. He squinted as he offered possible options. “Summer Smith? Summer Saunders…Summer Day?” His eyes sparkled. “That’s it, isn’t it? Summer Day?”

“Wynters.”

“Excuse me?” The look of entertainment came back to Malcolm’s face.

Summer rolled her eyes again and crossed her arms. “You heard me.”

She turned to walk away, but Malcolm grabbed her hand and held her fast.

“Oh, no. No way. You can’t drop that and then just walk off. Did you just say, ‘Winters’?”

“Yes.”

“As in, Summer Winters…?”

“Yes. But it’s not spelled like you’re thinking. It’s W-Y-N-T-E-R-S.”

“I don’t think that’s any better.” Malcolm laughed.

Summer smiled and pouted, playfully storming away. She made her way around the construction zone and back to the table with Malcolm at her heels. “That is the reason I didn’t want to tell you.” Her voice was high, enjoying the banter.

“How did you go through life with that name…?” Malcolm’s eyes flashed with happiness. “I mean, if I wrote it, people would crucify me. What were your parents thinking?”

Summer froze.

“I mean, do they love you at all?” Malcolm chuckled.

Summer’s feet refused to move, and her arms lay limp at her side.

“Summer?” Malcolm’s smile faded. “Sum?”

The sound of her nickname spoken by Malcolm did her in. She desperately fought the mounting tears.

Malcolm stared at her. “It’s not your name you’re upset about, is it?”

Summer clenched her jaw and shook her head.

“I’m sorry.” His voice was low and modulated.

She nodded, looking at Malcolm, and wanting, for the first time ever, to have someone make it all okay. To have him make it all okay.

Malcolm grew quiet. They stood there for whole minutes.“I’m sorry if I touched on a sore subject. Really.”

Summer stared at him—this man who had everything except the answer she needed. How could he be so closed off? How could he care so little about the pain of another living creature?

He stepped forward then, as if reading her mind, took her hand gently, and leaned over, speaking quietly into her ear. “It’s not that I don’t care.”

Those few words found a place deep in Summer’s soul.

Malcolm stood tall, and Summer’s eyes followed him. He reached out and stroked her cheek. “But I’ve got nothing more to give than today.”

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Vintage NYC…

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This week on Nitty Gritty Romance, I’m writing about something to love…

Vintage NYC…

I heart NY

The new series I’m writing, The New York Artists Series, makes me a bit nostalgic toward the NYC I used to know. The NYC many of us knew.

 

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A time when NYC itself was as much of a work of art as was the work of the thousands of artists living there.

 

 

 

It was a time when the city was gritty, and walking down the street it felt as if every crack in a sidewalk was made by a new, creative idea bursting through…dying to be set free.

It was a place filled with unscheduled subway musicians, Shakespeare popping up in parks and parking lots, and streets that were littered with impromptu street art. A time when we shopped at Trash and Vaudeville wearing Doc Martens, or rifled through cheap vintage stores while wearing the latest Viva Glam lipstick from M.A.C. RuPaul was modeling…and we thought there was nothing better. Ever. Anywhere. And we may have been right.

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Yellow taxi sign at night

Although I love NYC of modern day, and the New York Artists Series is set in present day, all my leading men are artists, and because of it, I can’t help but immerse myself in the feeling of the gritty New York that once was. And truthfully, it’s not so much the time, as it is the soul of Vintage New York.

 

I hope you’ll come meet mega rock star, Malcolm Angel, in the first book of

The New York Artists Series:

Summer of Irreverence–The Rock Star

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What about you? Do you have a favorite decade? Year? Time? Season? when you “Heart NY” the most?

Let me know! I’d love to hear from you!

 

Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Reading!

 

 

 


Summer of Irreverence–The Rock Star, Book Trailer

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This week on Nitty Gritty Romance, I’m talking about something I’m in love with–the book trailer for Summer of Irreverence–The Rock Star!

 

And, I’d love to share it with you!

 

 

I hope you enjoyed the trailer!

So…Want to meet Malcolm Angel? Now’s your chance!

 

Summer of Irreverence–The Rock Star

is NOW available for pre-order!

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The Perfect Tank Top

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Today on Nitty Gritty Romance, I’m talking about something to LOVE –the perfect, inexpensive, tank top.

Any woman who loves Gritty Romance as much as I do, needs a whole host of tank tops in her wardrobe.black tank-top

Whether you’re walking the busy streets of SoHo in your favorite worn jeans and tank top, or dressing for a night out (add accessories and layer), or, if you’re like me and you live in a yoga studio—these are the tank tops for you!

They move with your body, don’t ride up, and take abuse…as in hot yoga and continual washes. The tank tops are long, so you can layer crop tops over them (I often layer two different colors of tank tops), and they can hide your too-low jeans. They’re cotton and spandex—and I have paid way more for tank tops not nearly as good.

 

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Yellow taxi sign at night

Even if you don’t live in NYC, trust me, you need these in your wardrobe.

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And think about it…how sexy is the love scene where the hero sees the heroine’s shape under her tank top? Makes you think of hot summer nights, snuggling together in busy coffee shops, and sitting shoulder to shoulder in the back seat of a cab…

 

 

 

 

So, where do you find these ultimate, all purpose, gotta have these for summer, tank tops?

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I have been buying them at Target for years.  They’re cheap and really, really good. I’m wearing one right now, as I’m blogging.

They come in lots of different colors and prints—but you’ve got to own a few in black.

 And guess what? Right now, they’re on sale, 3 for $24. Normally, $9. So, for less than ten bucks, you can add something to your wardrobe that you’ll use all summer long… I’m adding the link—but trust me, these look way better in person—and on—then they do online.

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And if you love NYC and Gritty Romance as much as I do… why not head over to Amazon and check out my new book, best-selling, Summer of Irreverence–The Rock Star…?! Available for pre-sale now!

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Summer of Irreverence–The Rock Star, Pre-Sale!

So excited!

Summer of Irreverence–The Rock Star,

is now available for pre-sale on Amazon!

 

ORDER HERE ON AMAZON!

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BLURB:

Straight-laced, veterinary surgeon, Summer Wynters is ready to break the rules. And who better to break them with than the most irreverent of all men, mega rock star Malcolm Angel? With one last summer free from work obligations, Summer moves to New York City, and at the coaxing of her friend, pretends to be a model so she can spend one wild night with Malcolm.

Rock star, Malcolm Angel, tortured by a dark past, may be the poet laureate of romance, but he, like science-minded Summer, has never believed in romantic love. How could he? With his history, he doesn’t deserve to be loved.

When Summer’s honesty, kindness, and exuberance for life changes his perspective, the two discover they are in deeper than either dreamed possible. But when Malcolm discovers Summer’s been perpetuating a lie, will he forgive her? Even if forgiveness is possible, can a man immune to love teach someone else to believe in it?

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We are going to have a blast this summer!

Check back often for behind-the-scenes info on Summer of Irreverence, and meet mega rock star, Malcolm Angel…

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-Thanks for stopping by! Happy Reading!


Summer of Irreverence – The Rock Star COVER REVEAL!

I am so excited to bring you the GORGEOUS cover for the first book in my new series:

The New York Artists Series!

HERE IT IS!

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Can’t wait to tell you all about it!

 

Summer of Irreverence — The Rock Star,

will be available for pre-sale in May.

Check back often for blurb, excerpt, and info!

Add to Goodreads

In the meantime, you can head to Goodreads and add:

Summer of Irreverence–The Rock Star,

to your “To-Read” list!

(Psst! Goodreads has a sneak-peek at the blurb!)

The New York Artists Series is for 18+

CLICK HERE for Summer of Irreverence — The Rock Star, on Goodreads! 

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Thanks for stopping by! I LOVE this book and series, and hope you will, too!

 

-Happy Reading!

 


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