Monday, July 23, 2012

Promo Monday with Randi Alexander to Turn Up The Heat!

This week I have been a bit lapse, and this post is a few hours late. I do have a good excuse, though, as I have two essays for Uni due this week. My apologies nonetheless, and we move foward with this week's Promo Monday!

A New Release, A Contest, and A Book Giveaway!
Thank you, Phoenix! It's wonderful to be here. I'm Randi Alexander and I write cowboy
and cowgirl erotic romance. I'm published with The Wild Rose Press, Cleis Press, and
I'm also self-published. My newest release, Turn Up the Heat, is available now from The
Wild Rose Press.

What is it about getting close to someone that can give you that immediate flash of
lust? It doesn't happen often, but once in a while you turn, look into someone's eyes,
and 'bazinga!' you feel it.

Now, I'm long-married, and very happy, but, as the guys say, "I'm not dead!" and
sometimes the body just has to feel what it feels. Whether that's fear, excitement,
friendship, or good old fashioned lust.

I explored the phenomenon while I was writing Turn Up the Heat. When a very
conservative cowgirl starts having LustFlashes around a very sexy Italian, she doubts
what she's feeling because the object of her affection is a woman.

In the excerpt I've attached, I put Mackenzie and Gina in close contact. Mackenzie's
body responds in hot, wild flashes of desire, but her conscious mind can't quite
figure out what to do next. Of course, Turn Up the Heat is a romance, so you can
probably guess what's going to happen. But I hope you enjoy the excerpt, and can feel
Mackenzie's indecision.

Have you ever felt that wild LustFlash? Was it a complete stranger? Someone you've
know for a while but suddenly there's a spark? Leave a comment for a chance to win an
ecopy of Turn Up the Heat.

Mackenzie Jarvis has never slept with a woman. So why has she fallen madly in lust with Gina Volto, host of the reality cooking show Mackenzie is competing in? Mackenzie’s wild desire to live out her fantasy, battles with her conservative Wyoming
values. Then Gina pours on the seduction, Mackenzie runs–home to her ranch, her horses, and her busy career as the owner and chef of a restaurant. But Gina shows up at her ranch in a snowstorm, and Mackenzie allows herself one weekend of forbidden, kinky pleasure.

When Gina admits she wants more than just a few days, can Mackenzie ignore her upbringing and her plans for a traditional life with a husband and children? Or will she give in and turn up the heat?

EXCERPT: Over 18 only, please.

“Okay,” Gina said. “Open your eyes.”
Mackenzie did, finding Gina’s face just inches away. Gina stared intently into her eyes, rekindling the fire that smoldered low in her belly. Mackenzie couldn’t breathe, her body tensing with anticipation. She parted her lips slightly to suck in air. Would Gina take it as
an invitation?

Gina’s gaze dropped to Mackenzie’s lips and stayed for long seconds. “Your lips…” Gina’s tongue slicked over her own lips as she backed away. “They’re a great color.” She turned to the counter and picked up a tube. “Just clear gloss, I think.”

Mackenzie swallowed, jittery with excitement and hollow with nervousness.

Gina slicked on the gloss, dabbed a little foundation, and brushed pink highlighter on her cheeks. Turning her chair so she faced the mirror, she said, “Ta-da!”

Mackenzie looked good. Really, really good. Surprising. Her eyes glowed bright blue. The contouring cheek color made her face look less chubby.

“How did you do this?” As if she’d ever recreate this look at home. Mackenzie rarely
bothered with anything but waterproof mascara. In a restaurant kitchen, everything else
melted off in the heat and humidity. She stood, still gawking at the strange reflection in
the mirror. “Gina, you are an artist.”

Gina smiled and leaned in closer to brush her fingers over Mackenzie’s cheek. “You
have beautiful skin.”

Their eyes met, and Mackenzie held her breath. Would there be a kiss now? Would
Gina wrap her hand around Mackenzie’s neck and pull her close, press her lush
mouth to hers, lap her with her tongue? Then what? The couch on the other end of
the dressing room? Would Gina lock the door, dim the lights, and peel off her dress?
Reveal those pink panties and even pinker pussy lips?

Mackenzie’s body hummed with desire as she waited, afraid to make the first move. Afraid Gina wouldn’t.

Gina only smiled and reached past her for a tube of lipstick, brushing her breast across
Mackenzie’s arm.

Mackenzie shivered at the touch.

“Let’s go to your place,” Gina said, walking across the room.
To celebrate my new release, I'm giving away, to one *commenter, an e-copy of
Turn Up the Heat. Just leave a comment today and we'll choose a winner tomorrow.
*Commenter must be 18 years of age or older to win.

Because Turn up the Heat is about a chef, I'm giving away a really cute custom-made apron and potholder set to one lucky person who joins my mailing list before August 8.
Click here to enter.

Good luck, and thank you!
Randi "Rode Hard and Put Up Satisfied"
Wild and Wicked Cowboys Blog
69 Shades of Smut Blog

-Turn Up the Heat and all my Wild Rose books are available at The Wild Rose Press and all my books are available at Amazon.

Well that is all absolutely fascinating! Love that apron, by the way! Good luck to all the contestants, Definitely seems a worthy read, go check it out and get lost within the pages!