Hi everyone! I hope everyone is enjoying the beginning of the 12 Days of Christmas event. Now, to the second day!
Today is Book Day, which I will be spotlighting one of my favorite books, but there is a twist. Not only will I be spotlighting the first book from the Into You series, but I will also be showcasing my latest release, Only You.
into You was released in 2018 as it gives a fictional story about a car wash in Houston. As many of you may know, I am a manager for a car wash, so the series is fiction, but I did provide some detail into how my daily routine is while I’m at work.
Here is an excerpt from the story, as the main characters, Vanessa and Mark, has their first kiss in the most unusual way.
(This excerpt is from Vanessa’s POV)
I looked around at my new room in Simone’s house and exhaled. After two and a half hours of moving everything out of my condo, my stuff was crammed in my room, Simone’s living room, and in her garage. Luckily, she didn’t have anything in her guest room, so I was able to place all of my bedroom furniture there.
I was about to lay down on my bed when there was a knock at the bedroom door. I looked over and saw Mark standing there.
“Is it okay if I come in?”
He walked towards the bed, looking at me. I quickly got up and went over to him.
“I really have to thank you for everything. You even put my bed up; that was really sweet of you.”
“I didn’t want you sleeping on the floor. With everything that’s happened today, you need a good night’s rest.”
“Well, I appreciate it. I would like to take you out to dinner as a thank you.”
He shook his head. “You don’t have to. I was glad to do it.”
I suddenly became nervous as I looked at him. I noticed a little sweat on his forehead, so I slowly wiped it away with my fingers.
I smiled at his confused expression. “I didn’t want the sweat to fall in your face. You know, once it gets in your eyes–”
“It stings. Happens a lot to me while I’m working.”
I quickly walked over to the doorway to grab a box. I lost my balance as I bent to pick it up. Mark rushed over to help me. We stared at each other as he slowly let go of my waist.
“Sorry, I didn’t want you to fall.”
“It’s fine; thank you. Where is Simone? Did she leave for work?”
“Yeah, she did. I think you were in the bathroom. She said she’ll call you later.”
“Okay. Well, I guess I better unpack a couple more things before I get some rest.”
“Did you want me to help you?” he asked, moving closer to me. I could feel his presence as he tried to grab a small box beside me.
His shoulder brushed against mine, sending tingles throughout my body. “It’s okay. I can manage.”
“You sure? I don’t mind.”
He looked at me while his fingers slowly caressed my arm. My heart started pounding at his touch. But no matter how good it felt, I couldn’t let this continue. “I’m fine, Mark. Thank you, though.”
He nodded. “Okay. I’ll see you tomorrow.”
I smiled. “See you tomorrow.”
He went towards the hallway, and I followed him. He opened the front door and walked outside. Then, he turned around and gazed at me. “There’s something I have to do, though,” he told me.
He grabbed my waist and stared into my eyes before slowly pulling me to him. His lips touched mine. I was completely surprised but very turned on. His hands slowly caressed my lower back, as they were moving to my ass. My hands were in his hair as I pushed my tongue into his mouth. I whimpered when I felt his hard-on pressed against me. That’s when I knew we had to stop.
I slowly pulled away, and he ran a hand through his hair. I took a minute to control my breathing, and he did, too.
“Now my night is complete. See you, Vanessa.”
I watched him as he went to his truck. He looked back at me before getting inside.
I slowly closed the door, not knowing what the hell just happened. I touched my lips, still feeling his on them. My hands went to my breasts; my body was on fire. I completely forgot about unpacking as I headed to my room.
I needed to take a shower.
A long, steamy shower.
The second book is Only You, which is the latest spin-off from the Love, LIfe, & Happiness series. This is Drew’s story, which has a different spin from the other books from the series, but it still has the same elements as its focus on the importance of family.
Here is an excerpt from the story, when Drew sees Kayla for the first time.
(This excerpt is from Drew’s POV)
I went towards the door, needing a moment to myself. For some reason, I suddenly felt a bit overwhelmed. Just seeing everyone together tonight all coupled up and with their kids made me feel some type of way. I didn’t regret how things were in my life right now. I was just 27, so I did have a lot of life ahead of me, but sometimes, I wondered if I was missing out on something.
I walked over near my car to see a silhouette in the moonlight. I couldn’t move, as I felt the figure before me, leaving me intrigued. I stepped closer, wondering if the vision was real, but as I looked closer, I realized it wasn’t my imagination. She was definitely a sight to behold. She was gorgeous, with her curly coif framing the sides of her sexy brown face. Her eyes were striking, as I couldn’t tell if they were auburn or brown, but they still were beautiful in the moonlight. Her skin glistened as she swept some hair from her face. I didn’t say I was looking for anyone, but just looking at her made me rethink that notion.
Before I could speak, the woman gave me an alluding smile before disappearing. I tried to follow her, but one minute she was there, the next she was gone. It was as if she instantly disappeared. I stared ahead, wondering what just happened. I shook my head, trying to get myself together, but I couldn’t. The image I just witnessed wasn’t my imagination. It was real. I just hoped I’d be able to see that lovely vision again.
Both books are available on Amazon, but one lucky person will receive both books for free as I’m giving away Ebook copies of both books.
To win, all you have to do is write “Seasons Greetings” in the Comments section below and I will randomly choose a winner. The winner will have to contact me through my blog to receive their books.
The giveaway will end at the end of today, so make sure to enter. I will announce the winner on the next blog post.
As for the Into You series, please make sure to check out the characters’ interview during The Love Interviews which will be scheduled for December 20th. That interview will be very interesting.
But I hope you all enjoy the second day of the 12 Days of Christmas. Check back tomorrow as I will be doing another Book Day, spotlighting A Love, Life, & Hapiness Christmas.
Until next time, everyone! 🙂