Monday, January 14, 2013

Virtual Tour for Accidental Sex Goddess by Lexi Ryan and Giveaway

Promotions director Reese Regan isn’t a sex goddess and doesn’t want to be. But the job of her dreams requires enrollment in the renowned Sex Goddess 101. To avoid a trip to the unemployment line, Reese must pass the program and become Chicago’s next seductress—or at least fake it convincingly. Her best friend, the ruggedly sexy contractor Ben Hawk, helps her “fake” her way through the program, and the heat between them flares. When trust is broken and secrets are revealed, it appears they’ve traded years-long friendship for temporary passion. Will faking something so important cost them their chance at something real?

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“I think I’m going let Mark take me out.”

His jaw ticked. “Don’t be stupid, Reese.”

“Wha—”

He cut her off with his mouth. He cupped her face in his big palm and brushed his lips across hers. He was warm and gentle.

And from the first brush of his lips, she wanted more.

Maybe tomorrow she’d blame the tequila or maybe she’d blame the lingerie shopping or the dirty stories she’d been logging into her notebook, but she moaned against him, loving the feel of his mouth, the light scratch of his scruff. Ben was so painfully male. A hot and delicious, long-denied craving.

Ben slanted his mouth over hers and slipped his tongue inside. He tasted like beer. Like male. Like something wicked and addictive. He wasn’t one of those rushed and sloppy kissers. He kissed like it was making love. Like he had all the time in the world. Like his most important task was kissing her. It was a kiss she’d known once and had never forgotten.

He slid his hands under her jaw and into her hair.

Reese grabbed a fistful of his shirt in her hand and pulled him closer, thinking of his eyes on her in the dressing room, thinking of the only other night they’d kissed.

He slid a hand behind her ass and lifted her, pressing her between the wall and his body and nestling his hard-on right between her legs. She gave a moan of approval and rubbed her tongue against his, exploring his mouth for all she was worth. She reached around his neck and slipped her fingers into his hair, tugging gently. Groaning, he pressed himself even closer to her. She cursed the day denim was invented. She wanted closer, closer even as part of her brain told her this was a mistake, told her to end this before they ruined everything.

He tore his mouth from hers and latched onto her neck. Sucking, nibbling, tasting until her eyes closed and she arched into him.

His teeth grazed the shell of her ear. His breath was hot as he whispered, “I’ll be damned if I’m going to let my brother help you with the best parts of this program.”

 Author of both contemporary and paranormal romance, Lexi Ryan writes smart, spunky stories that sizzle. She enjoys reading, sunshine, a good glass of wine, and rare trips to the beach with her husband and children.

Lexi lives in Indiana where she divides her time between her family, her writing, and her job as an English professor. You can find her at her website: lexiryan.com

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 ********** GIVEAWAY *********

 Lexi is awarding a "pamper your inner sex goddess" gift basket (bath products, books from her backlist and candles - US ONLY) to one randomly drawn commenter, and a $25 Amazon or B&N gift card, winner's choice, to another randomly drawn commenter during the tour. So please make sure you leave an email to be contacted if you should win. To follow the tour and comment for more chances to win you can follow the tour HERE

25 comments:

Lexi Ryan said...

Good morning!
First, I want to thank Lindsey and United by Books for being part of my virtual tour! I'm so excited to share Accidental Sex Goddess with everyone!

This book is a friends-to-lovers story--one of my favorite kinds. Feel free to share below if you have a favorite friends-to-lovers book or movie. I'm always on the look out for a great one!

Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thank you for hosting today.

Chrisbails said...

Wow, loved the excerpt. Wanna finish the rest. What a great prize, thanks for the giveaway. This is a new author for me.
Christinebails@yahoo.com

Ingeborg said...

That was a great excerpt, thank you.

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Lexi Ryan said...

Christine, thanks for stopping by! I'm so glad you liked the excerpt. :)

Ingeborg, thanks for reading and commenting! So glad you liked it.

Good luck to both of you! :)

Adrienne said...

I LOVE this book! I am a sucker for best friends falling in love and this story absolutely delivered. Sexy, without losing all the tenderness of great friendships. I'm a huge Lexi fan and she just keeps getting better and better!

Wanda said...

I love these kind of storys. :)

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Lexi Ryan said...

Adrienne, Aww! You're so sweet! :) (Your check's in the mail. ;) ) Thanks for stopping by and for reading ASG!

Wanda, me too! I don't know if you ever saw REALITY BITES, but there's a scene where she's in the shower and asks him to hand her a razor and the look of utter TORTURE on his face is priceless. Thanks for stopping by!

bn100 said...

Nice excerpt.

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June M. said...

I loved the excerpt. Friends to lovers books have always been one of my favorite troupes and this book is going on my must have list right now. Thanks so much for sharing and for the great giveaway chances.
June
manning_J2004 at yahoo dot com

Lexi Ryan said...

bn, thank you and thanks for stopping by. Good luck! :)

June, thank you! It's one of my favorites too. Good luck on the giveaway!

kandj7299 said...

Sounds like a great book and would love to win. Thanks for having this giveaway!!

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Christina Irelan said...
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Christina Irelan said...

I would love to win this! My new garden tub is calling me for some relaxing reading! The book sounds wonderful. I will have to check it out for sure. Thanks for the giveaway!

christina . irelan @ gmail . com

Mary Preston said...

Sizzle indeed!!! What an amazing excerpt, but don't stop there.

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Lexi Ryan said...

Christina, Yes! This gift basket + new garden tub = TOTAL win! :) Good luck!

Mary, thank you and thanks for stopping by! :)

sweety said...

Thanks for the giveaway!!

I'm an international.So,can i enter for GC??

sweety225(at)rocketmail(dot)com

Lexi Ryan said...

Sweety, Absolutely! :) Good luck!

Crystal Huber said...

Thanks for the giveaway. The book looks like its a good one.
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Texas Book Lover said...

WOW! That Excerpt got my attention...now I want to read the rest of the book.

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Lexi Ryan said...

Crystal, you're welcome! Thanks for stopping by! Good luck! :)

Texas Book Lover, that's good to hear! :) Thank you!

Karen H in NC said...

Sorry for the late post. I’m playing catch-up here so I’m just popping in to say HI and sorry I missed visiting with you on party day! Hope you all had a good time!

kareninnc at gmail dot com

Dione Sage said...

I thought I was interested in this book just from reading the description BUT after this excerpt I can say I NEED to read this book! Thanks for the teaser.
I love friends to lovers romances, there is something beautiful about that scenario!
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Lexi Ryan said...

Karen, no worries on playing catch up. Thanks for coming by! :)

Dione, it's like you know the words to an author's heart. ;) Thanks for coming by!

Linda Henderson said...

I really enjoyed the excerpt and would love to read the book. It sounds like a romantic fun read and I do enjoy those.

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