Saturday, November 30, 2013

My holiday gift to you: Alessandro

The holidays are in full swing, and, because I love you, I want to give you something special. So, every day between now and Christmas, I'll be serving my beautiful French-Italian-American man up on a silver platter for your enjoyment. Here's today's offering:

Check back every day for a new layer of hotness. And don't forget there are still a few days to enter the HUGE giveaway for signed NA and YA books!
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Friday, November 29, 2013

Black Friday Deal

You guys want an Black Friday deal? I got one for you. To get you in the holiday mood, here's Alessandro in all his Christmas glory:

So, the deal: RIGHT NOW, A Little Too Far is only $1.99 on Amazon! A Little Too Much is only $2.99, and A Little Too Hot is up at the pre-order price of $2.99 also! What that means for you is, you can snag the entire A Little Too Far series for under EIGHT BUCKS! Need a holiday gift for your favorite reader? There you go!

It's all because HarperCollins loves you guys almost as much as I do!

Thursday, November 21, 2013

The A LITTLE TOO HOT cover! (Warning: Recommend viewing near water source due to extreme combustibility.)

Today is the day I FINALLY get to share what I think is the hottest cover of all of my A LITTLE TOO books.

This one is for the third book in the series, A LITTLE TOO HOT. There's also an amazing giveaway at the bottom of the post for signed books by Jennifer L. Armentrout, Cora Carmack, Jay Crownover, Katy Evans, Sophie Jordan, Victoria Scott, K.A. Tucker and more, so don't forget to enter!

To get you in the mood for this cover, here is the closely guarded jacket copy for A LITTLE TOO HOT:

From USA Today bestselling author Lisa Desrochers, comes the third book in her sizzling New Adult series.

If you play with fire…

Tossed out of college and cut off by her parents, Samantha West is in pretty dire straits. So when her rocker best friend hooks her up with a job dancing at a gentlemen’s club, who is she to turn it down? Plus, there are rules to dancing at Benny’s: No touching, keep your clothes on at all times, and never get closer than three feet. Unfortunately for Sam, her first private client makes her want to break every single one of them.

Harrison Yates is scorching hot, but he’s got a past that involves being left at the altar not too long ago. Sam is determined to make him forget about his ex, but when she makes her move, it flings her life into a spiral of chaos she never saw coming.

Because Harrison Yates isn’t who he seems to be. And his secret will probably get her killed.

Yep, this is Sam's story--Lexie's best friend from A LITTLE TOO FAR who everyone loves to hate. I've actually always loved Sam. On the outside, she's tough and a little wild, but there's so much more to her that she keeps carefully hidden. But a certain irresistible man could be the death of her. Literally.

So...without further ado, the smokin' hot cover of A LITTLE TOO HOT...


Ahhhh!!! So????? What do you think? What I love so much about this cover is that those models are totally Sam and Harrison. Totally.

So, I have to mention that A LITTLE TOO HOT releases January 21st, but it's available for pre-order now on B&N, Amazon, and iBooks at the bargain price of only $2.99. I can't think of a better way for you to spend your holiday gift card! :D  ALTF (bk 1) is only $1.99, and ALTM (bk2) is also $2.99, but they all stand alone, and there's no need to read in order.

And the giveaway...

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For the most up-to-date release info, stay tuned to my FaceBook author page and Twitter. Thanks for stopping by! Happy one-clicking!

Friday, November 15, 2013

A Little Too Hot cover reveal, coming soon to a station near you.

I've heard from so many of you who have enjoyed A LITTLE TOO FAR and A LITTLE TOO MUCH! Quoting myself from the acknowledgements in ALTM (because I couldn't have said it better myself ;p): "As always, my most heartfelt gratitude goes to you, my fabulous readers, for investing yourselves in my poor, tormented characters. I can truly say that I love my job, and it’s only because of you that I can do what I do. Thank you from the bottom of my heart."

I have truly loved writing the ALTF series, and I'm so excited that there is (at least) one more coming your way. The title of book three is A LITTLE TOO HOT, and I'm thrilled that, this Thursday, November 21, exactly two months before publication, Harper is going live with the cover and copy, so you'll all get to know what you're in for. What I can tell you now is that it's Sam's story. And it's a doozy. The hero is HOT, if I do say so myself. (I would know, because he lives in my head.) If you would like a sneak peak at the book description and the cover, sign up now to participate in the cover reveal on Thursday 11/21 here:

There will be a rafflecopter giveaway for SIGNED books by some amazing New Adult and Young Adult authors (think: Katy Evans, K.A. Tucker, Cora Carmack, Jennifer L. Armentrout, Jay Crownover, Victoria Scott) to post along with the reveal, and an excerpt, if I get the okay from my kick-ass editor.

In the meantime, if you haven't picked up ALTM, you can do that at B&N, iBooks, or Amazon now! Thanks so much for all your support! Luv you guys!

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

A LITTLE TOO MUCH Character Week--Hilary

We have one last main character from A LITTLE TOO MUCH to meet, but before we do, I want to thank each one of you from the bottom of my heart for making ALTM release day so amazing! I have the best readers in the universe! And, it's still only $2.99 on B&NiTunes, and Amazon!

So, I've taken you on a stroll through New York City, and we've spent some time with Alessandro. Today, you meet Hilary. Hilary is in the process of rebuilding her life. She's dealt with some pretty difficult life lessons in her 22 years, and she's come out surprisingly intact. Now, she's starting to figure out what she wants. It's the how to get it that's the tricky part. She believes she can't be weak, so to stay strong, she makes some compromises. She's not always happy about them, but they keep her where she needs to be--in control.

Until a ghost from her past lands on her doorstep.

Alessandro and Hilary share a past. She trusted him, but then he left, just like everyone else in her life. So now she has to decide if she can let him back in.

I stand here in the middle of Central Park with my face in my hands as tears heave out of my soul in a stream that I can’t stop. I’ve been grieving the girl I was with Alessandro for eight years. It’s the only time in my life I was ever truly happy. I know, even if Alessandro had stayed, things would have changed. But as I look at what I’ve become, I realize every bit of hope, and trust, and love I felt that day died a long time ago, leaving only the tough, gritty bits behind.
But now Alessandro’s here, and I feel the dead parts of me coming back to life. Being with him again might gain me back my soul, but at what cost?
Too much has happened. There are too many secrets. I have so much to gain, but more to lose.
I have everything to lose.

Will she risk it? Or will she let Alessandro walk out of her life again. That's what she needs to decide. See if you think she makes the right choice.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

A LITTLE TOO MUCH Character Week--Alessandro

Today is the day! It's A LITTLE TOO MUCH release day! Get it on B&N, iTunes, or Amazon for only $2.99!

*throws virtual confetti* (because I don't want to clean the real stuff up)

I'm super excited that you all get to read about poor, tormented ex almost-priest. I don't even have words for how much I love this guy, and that's saying something since I'm a writer. He is beautiful in so many ways.

We first met him in A LITTLE TOO FAR, when he was sure of his path. He stumbled on that path when he met Lexie Banks. She made him question his choices, and in the end, if you've read A LITTLE TOO FAR, you know what he decided.

So, now he's back in New York City. He has some ghosts from his past that have haunted him. One of those ghosts goes by the name of Hilary McIntyre.

Alessandro stands again as I walk back to the table. He holds the back of my chair as I lower myself into it, then helps me slide it in. He sits again and looks at me for a long, awkward minute, swirling his coffee. “I’m sorry I was so awkward last night. You took me by surprise. I wasn’t planning to ring the buzzer, but I’d just found your address and I …” His eyes pinch a little and I realize it’s because I caught him there. He’s embarrassed.
“You were stalking me?”
His whole face pinches now. “I never meant to … I wasn’t going to contact you.”
“How did you find me?”
He presses back into his seat and hesitates before answering. “It took some ingenuity … and Google.”
I slam my teacup down on the table. “My address is not on Google!”
“It’s actually pretty shocking, the amount of personal information that can be found online.”
“So you were stalking me.”
“In a manner of speaking, I suppose I was, if there’s a non-creepy connotation to that term.”
“How is this non-creepy?” I say, waving a hand at him. “You show up in New York eight years after vanishing off the face of the planet, and I find you poking around my apartment building in the middle of the night, then you admit to cyberstalking me. Nope …” I say, folding my arms across my chest and scowling at him. “Nothing creepy there.”
He breathes deeply. “As I said, I didn’t plan on—”
“How long have you been back in New York, anyway?” I ask, cutting him off. I don’t want to hear any more of his lame explanations. I just want to know what the hell he’s doing here—why he found me. If he knows.
“About a month,” he answers, and my gaze is drawn back to his eyes.
“You’ve been here a month,” I say, trying to absorb that. “Doing what? Do you have a job?”
“Not at the moment. For now, I’m volunteering at the West Side YMCA.”
“Where were you? Before?”
He takes a long sip of his coffee, and below the rolled-up cuff of his sleeve, I watch muscles of his forearm ripple as he sets his cup down and swirls it. “A few places, but mostly Corsica and Rome.”
“Rome.” He was in Rome while my life fell apart. “So … why did you come back?”
“To put some old ghosts to rest.” As he says this, his gaze darkens … becomes more intense, seeming to bore through me.
But I won’t back down. I hold his gaze. “Am I a ghost?”
“You are.”
“And you’re going to put me to rest,” I say, unable to curb the cynical edge to my voice.
“I needed to find you,” he says, finally lowering his gaze. “The way things were left … I’ve never felt right about it.”
“The way things were left …” I repeat. The way things were left sucked. He has no idea how much.

He's in for a bumpy road, because some ghosts aren't so easily put to rest.

For all you A LITTLE TOO FAR readers, you know he has a dark past, so A LITTLE TOO MUCH  is a darker read than ALTF. Alessandro and Hilary both are some of the most complex characters I've written, and at times they tore my heart out. But Alessandro also shows a side of himself we didn't get much of a chance to see in ALTF.

His playful side makes him even hotter in my eyes. See if you agree!

Monday, November 11, 2013

A LITTLE TOO MUCH Character Week--New York

It's release week for A LITTLE TOO MUCH! Today, the A LITTLE TOO MUCH blog tour kicks off, hosted by the lovely ladies at Mundie Moms tours! Go check out the stops and enter to win signed books by Katy Evans, K.A. Tucker, Jennifer L. Armentrout, Cora Carmack, Jay Crownover, Sophie Jordan, Victoria Scott, and yours truly! Plus swag! And jewelry! And candy!

I'm super excited (and a little nervous) for you all to be able to read Hilary's story. Just as I did with A LITTLE TOO FAR, I want to introduce you to the key players in A LITTLE TOO MUCH this week.

If you've read A LITTLE TOO FAR, you know that I tried to bring Rome alive for you. A LITTLE TOO MUCH is set in New York City, which we all know is where Alessandro grew up. NYC has its own heartbeat, and I wanted my readers to feel it, but I also wanted to take them deeper. Hilary and Alessandro explore the "undiscovered New York" in A LITTLE TOO MUCH, and I had fun researching quirky things to do in there. My next trip will be following in their footsteps.

We spend time on Broadway, and in Central Park, and on the subway, and many other places I'm fairly certain you never even knew existed, like the City Reliquary, where Hilary and Alessandro pick up a key souvenir.

They explore Roosevelt Island,
and they explore their pasts, both shared and otherwise, which includes a trip to the WTC Memorial.

It's not an easy journey for Alessandro and Hilary, and they broke my heart at times. There were tears, I'll admit. But I hope you enjoy the journey, and your stay in New York City.

Do you have a favorite place in the city? What is it?