Thursday, August 29, 2013

Special Release Day Celebration for WHAT’S A GIRL TO DO? by Aimée Duffy

Welcome to my Special Release Day Celebration for WHAT’S A GIRL TO DO?, the first book in the Indecent Proposals Trilogy by Aimée Duffy.   

Happy Release Day to my darling friend, Aimée Duffy! xoxo

If you missed my review of this wonderful novella, please feel free to click HERE and take a gander but come back because I’ve got an excerpt and a giveaway to make this a party!

Blurb for WHAT’S A GIRL TO DO?:

The first novella in a thrilling, pulse-racing new erotic romance series, Indecent Proposals. Three best friends, Shey, Eloisa and Georgia take on the most powerful and eligible men of the New York dating scene.

“'I'm not coming over.' Shey replied confidently.

'Then maybe you could return the favor now.'

Wait, he didn't mean...

'Slide your hand beneath your panties and tell me how ready you are for me.'

Oh my god, he did.”

Single Manhattanite Shey Lopez doesn't do one-night stands, or have relationships she can't control. Especially if giving in to playboy Calvin Jones means losing her heart in the process.

However, Mr Won't-Take-No-For-An-Answer always gets what he wants and there's only so many times a girl can resist such an enticing proposal...

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Excerpt from WHAT’S A GIRL TO DO?:

‘I suppose you agree with her idiot boyfriend?’ Shey asked the stranger.

His lips twisted up at the corners and a sultry look darkened his eyes. ‘Hell no. I can think of better ways to entertain a lady.’

Her heart rate went crazy.

Mandy gasped, but was saved by the phone ringing. Shey didn’t have the same time to compose herself. She was lost in his gaze and that fiery burn scorching through her body. For the first time since she could remember, Shey couldn’t find her tongue. Those damn eyes messed with her head and she couldn’t break free from their spell if she tried.

He stepped closer and the burn intensified. She was so hot she wanted to rip the dress off and stand in front of an open freezer to cool down. Up close she could see a dark five o’clock shadow on his sculpted jaw. His throat was thick, just like his shoulders. The slightly crooked nose suggested he’d had it broken at some point in his life, but it didn’t deter from his harsh beauty. Shey was awestruck, and so turned on she thought she might come just from looking at him.

‘What’s your name, gorgeous?’ he asked.

The disinterest on his face made it seem like he was flirting out of habit rather than because he wanted to. Even still, there seemed to be a magnetic force between them, crackling in the air and sparking. Those eyes of his had darkened, contradicting his Mr. Cool Man front. No way was Shey going to make this easy for him.

‘Seriously? That the best line you’ve got?’ She forced a laugh, but it came out husky, damn it. ‘Next you’ll call my dad a thief for stealing the stars and putting them in my eyes.’

His brows shot up, but he composed himself in a heartbeat. With a smile, he leaned forward and brushed a kiss over her cheekbone. The spicy smell of him invaded her senses and her skin sizzled with the contact. Her body went hyperactive. Hands trembling, knees weakening and oh yeah, soaked right through her lacy thong. She had to get away from him before she did something crazy, like beg for those soft lips to touch her again.

‘Sweetheart, with you I don’t need any lines.’

Anger boiled through her veins, loosening his hold on her body. She didn’t even know his name and he had her salivating, for Christ’s sake. He was a cocky bastard, so sure he had her right where he wanted her, and the worst thing? He was absolutely right. Next time those lips touched her skin she’d be putty in his long-fingered hands.

‘It’ll take more than arrogance to win me over.’ Shey left the asshole unspoken. ‘I have somewhere to be.’ Without waiting for Mandy to get off the phone or for Mr. Cool to reply, she left the reception.

His voice trailed behind her. ‘I’ll see you soon, gorgeous.’

Yeah, big shot. In your dreams.

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About the Author:

All my life I’ve been dreaming up stories. My mum said when I was little I used to make all the My Little Pony figurines talk to each other, and even fall in love. Later, it was Barbie and Ken. In my teens, I played matchmaker with my friends at school.

When I wasn’t creating imaginary scenarios, I had my nose stuck in books, reading across genres and there was one thing I loved more than the escapism—the fact a story can touch me so deeply, like I was experiencing everything along with my characters. I knew from early on this was something I wanted to do for others.

Fast forward a few years, and the dream almost got lost in real life, but I still couldn’t shake it completely. Now I write sizzling romance with the hope of making my readers’ hearts race like they are falling in love for the first time.

Aimée Duffy has been published at Beachwalk Press and is currently publishing with the UK branch of Avon Romance – Harper Impulse. If you’d like to learn more about Aimée and her books, please visit her website and follow her blog. You can also follow her on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+, and Goodreads.

I hope you enjoyed the excerpt and it has you itching to read this first novella of what promises to be an exciting trilogy, because now we’re on to the party prize.

I asked Aimée where she got her inspiration and what was the craziest thing she ever did to catch a guy’s attention and here’s what she had to say:

*Blushes* from listening to my friends of course. ;o)
 As for catching a guy's attention, I like to ignore them. It usually works if someone is giving me the eyes when I'm out, I'll give them back for a bit, then ignore the sucker. If he doesn't have the brass ones to come over and ask for a date then he's not worth dating. heehee. 

Sounds like good advice for when a girl wonders what to do, eh? *wink*

So now it’s your turn. Aimée and I are celebrating the release of 

Here’s how the GIVEAWAY will work. You MUST answer the following question in a comment here on the blog



The winner will notified by email and announced in a special post on Sunday, September 1, 2013. If I fail to hear from the winner by end of day, Friday, September 6, 2013, another will be chosen – so watch your mailbox.

Good Luck and Happy Reading Everyone!

WHAT’S A GIRL TO DO?, book one in the Indecent Proposals Trilogy by Aimée Duffy, Harper Impulse, available in ebook formats at Amazon, AmazonUK, Barnes & Noble, and Kobobooks.
***click on links or cover below for purchasing information.



Jane Linfoot said...

Not sure it was the craziest, but one time I did down half a bottle of vodka, thinking that would impress (why would I have thought that? I was v young) - the guy in question was really not happy when I threw up on his feet :)

Aimee Duffy said...

LOL Jane! I may have been sick on a pair of feet or a shirt in my time. Those didn't find it sexy either ;o)


Anonymous said...

Oh God I'm still embarrassed and it was over 11 years ago lol. I met a guy in a club and at the end of the night just turned around and said - if ur coming home with me you better go get some protection. Now in fairness he is now my husband lol

Susan D.Taylor Susan Arden said...

Agreed to travel via motorcycle on first date without a helmet. Arrived at the restaurant with locks that looked like a 'fro. Mind you I've straight hair. Took weeks to the tangles out.

MommyIves said...

In college I quickly learned how to funnel beer, there was no better way to catch the frat boys attention than to go head to head with them funneling or doing keg stands (my kids will never hear this story-- EVER!). By my senior year I was the keg/funnel queen and could do 5 at one time! INSANE!

Chrisbails said...

I would have to say the craziest thing that I did was get a little too drunk and ended up passing out before I even got a chance to talk to him. My friends and I ended up going to another party and he was there, but I was too embarrassed to talk to him. Nothing ever ended up happening with us. My drunk incident made me too embarrassed to try ever taking to him again.
christinebails at yahoo dot com

Amy Valentini said...

Wow, and I thought I did some crazy things in my youth. MommyIves, don't worry what happens at Unwrapping Romance stays here. ;-)

Don't forget that if you want to enter the giveaway, you need to click that big HERE in the giveaway info. Chrisbails, I entered you since you left your email address.

Thanks for joining the party!! xoxo

erin said...

Nothing really, to be perfectly honest... I guess I haven't found a guy worth anything outrageous :)

Jaye Shields said...

Nothing crazy, I just walk in the room and smile. Lmao.

Just kidding. Kinda.

Aimee Duffy said...

You ladies are bad! hehe

Jen, I can quite believe that you foxy mamma!


Amy Valentini said...

I love naughty! It's good to know that the ladies I enjoy hanging with are as naughty-minded as me. :-)

Jaye, I have no doubt at all, that all you have to do is walk in a room, much less smile to catch a guy's attention. xoxo

bn100 said...

haven't done anything crazy

Shari said...

Have not done anything crazy in my life. That is why I love to read. Been happily married for 29 years.