Blistering Hot New Read by Elle Wright

Hey guys! I'm so happy to announce the arrival of Elle Wright's new novel, His All Night. It's book 2 in her hotter-than-hot series, An Edge of Scandal. Here's a little background on this juicy tidbit of a book:

In relationships, Calisa Harper has clear rules: no expectations, no commitments, no one gets hurt. She doesn't need a diamond ring to bring her happiness. She just needs Jared. Fine, fit, and ferocious in bed, Jared is Calisa's ideal combination of friend and lover. But the no-strings status they've shared for years is about to get very tangled.

Jared Williams is the kind of man most women long for: sexy, successful, and ready to settle down. He knows convincing the commitment-phobic Calisa that forever is nothing to fear won't be easy-especially when his ex turns up with a daughter she never told him about. In a heartbeat, Jared and Calisa's passion goes from fiery to fragile. He wants to hold on to the love they share but is terrified that their next night together could be their last . . .

Hubba, hubba, hubba! I had the honor and privilege of losing myself in Cali and Red's world. It didn't take me long to finish this book at all. The dialogue is quick and punchy, the relationships real and relatable and the, ahem, sex scenes, well...let me just say's twenty degrees outside right now---let me go take a walk around the block...

The world of Cali and Red is a complicated one. She of the no-strings-attached variety and he, while their relationship with no commitment used to be his thing, is no longer. Red wants more and Cali is both determined and afraid NOT to let that happen. At times, the bickering between them was enough to set my teeth on edge. I'm not sure how often two people can argue about the same thing. They were talking in circles. But eventually, the break came and a new direction was where they were headed. And by the way, Cali's best friend, Syd is hilarious!
So if you like your relationships hotter than freshly-poured macadam on an August afternoon then His All Night is just what you need. See below to enter a drawing to win a paperback copy! (that's right--a real copy, not an ebook--yay!)

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Want to learn more about Elle Wright? Check her out here:
About the author:
Born and raised in Southeast Michigan near Ann Arbor,  Elle learned the importance of reading from her mother. It was also her mother who, later on in her life, gave Elle her first romance novel:  Indigo by Beverly Jenkins.  From that moment on, Elle became a fan of Ms. Jenkins for life and a lover of all things romance.  An old journal she wrote back in college became her first book (which she still wants to publish one day).

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*grins like a fool*

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Nasty-Looking Day? How About Some Tea?

The sky is jammed with clouds. The once-beautiful foliage is being ripped away from the branches by a bone-chilling wind. You're wrapped up in a huge sweatshirt, sweatpants and heavy socks and seriously, there is no way you're going outside. For any reason.
Let's have some tea.
My personal favorite comes from The Talking Teacup. It's a black tea called "Snowflake." Infused with bits of coconut, it smells and tastes heavenly. I know not everyone likes coconut. It's actually pretty hard to find someone who does and in this tea, the coconutty taste is not overpowering. So even if you're not a fan of coconut, I think you could get through a cup of this with no problem. And if the taste isn't coconutty enough, hell, chomp down on a Mounds bar!
What's your favorite tea on a blustery fall day?

A 30-Second Gym Conversation

            Most people don’t go to the gym to talk. They go to sweat. They go to grunt. They go to take care of that slab of triple-layer chocolate cake they ate the night before. Verbal exchanges among the weight machines, treadmills and high-octane aerobics classes are few and far between.
            But every now and then, you’ll get into a conversation with someone. Not these long-winded, meaning-of-life types of talks. But simple, slightly awkward bits of sharing that may or may not leave you scratching your head wondering, why did that complete stranger just share that with me?
            The other day, I had a man explain to me that he was a victim of a violent crime. In total surprise, I said,
            No, really, I had to ask him to repeat it because I wasn’t sure I heard right. So this is what he told me.
            “I was a victim of a violent crime. I spent six months in the hospital. The guy who attacked me with a baseball bat did six months in jail. I got out of the hospital at the same time he was released from jail and he ended up getting killed himself in a violent crime.”
            “Oh man,” was all I could say.
            “Yeah. I suffer from short-term memory loss so I won’t remember having this conversation with you. But it was nice talking to you.”
            He held out his hand and I shook it, thinking,
            I will definitely remember you though, sir.

Got a strange, funny or weirdly creepy gym story? Feel free to share in the comments below! Would love to hear from you!