Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Book Blast Tour, Excerpt & Giveaway: Light My Fire (Rockers Trilogy #1) by Kristina Knight

Welcome to my stop with Bippity Boppity Book tour of Light My Fire: The Rockers Trilogy # 1 by Kristina Knight. Please be sure to check out the other tour stops, and don't forget to enter the tour wide giveaway where one winner will get a $5 gift card to Amazon or Barnes, and one title from Kristina Knight's backlist in eBook format of choice.

Light My Fire
The Rockers Trilogy # 1
Kristina Knight 

Publisher: Harlequin
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Length: 100 Pages
Release Date: 1 September, 2014
Heat Level:  4
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About The Book:
Lily MacIntyre needs to shed her sitcom teen-queen image if she's going to carve out a real career in Hollywood. A tabloid-worthy fling with rocker Nate Lansford--her childhood friend and new cohost of a reality talent show--should do it. As long as she can accept that the notorious player will be moving on to the next eager conquest when the season wraps.

Long before Nate's hard-hearted image took hold, he and Lily were each other's protectors and allies. No one knows him the way she does--and he doesn't want his messed-up past to muddy up her potential. For once, the bad boy is trying to be good. Not easy when the good girl is getting wicked with him in the back of his limo and every white-hot kiss proves they can never be "just friends" again…

     "I didn't run away." 
     "You say tomato." Lily waved her hand.  "We have to work together.  So, rules." 
     They were barely moving now.  The dance was more of a rock from one foot to the other, but the dance floor was so crowded that it didn't matter.  No one was moving much.  Nate's arms stole around her waist - this time over the long, brown coat - to pull her more snugly against his body.  
     "You really think we need rules?" 
     She nodded.  "We're friends.  The friends-to-lovers leap can be fraught with danger - "
     "Filled with?  Does that meet your rock star sensibilities a little better?" 
     Nate laughed, throwing his head back and letting go.  "I may not have graduated from UCLA with a marketing degree like you, but that doesn't mean I need a vocabulary lesson.  Fraught, an adjective, from the Middle Dutch.  It was another word for 'freight' at one point - "
     It was Lily's turn to put her finger over his lips.  "You're rambling." 
     He offered a shrug.  "I didn't want you to think I was completely uneducated."  
     "I know exactly how intelligent you are beneath the board shorts and old T-shirts, thanks.  And it doesn't change the fact that we need some ground rules so that our friendship is still standing at the end of this, and so that we don't spontaneously combust in the middle of a live show in a few weeks." 
     "I don't think we've actually talked about what this might be." 
     "Nathan, we're both twenty-seven years old.  I'm not the last virgin from the class of 2003.  I know how this works.  It's called sexual tension, and it's been building since before the kiss that sent...whatever else this is besides the chemistry into orbit." 
     He watched her for a long moment ad she couldn't read his expression in the alternating green and red lights from the DJ booth.  For the first time since she realized that it was Nate waiting to take her in his arms, Lily was scared.  What if he walked away again?  
     She didn't think their friendship could take months of working together without doing anything about their attraction.  By the end of the season, there might not be a friendly feeling left between them.  Sleeping together might not be the best solution, but it had to be a better option than never talking to Nate again.  Especially when he was bound to show at family events, being part of her brother's company.  
     "I think the typical friends-with-benefits rules would work.  You're not my type, I'm not yours, so we have that base covered." 
     Lily didn't like the sound of that.  Because while she mentally knew Nate wasn't the kind of guy to build a life with, she also knew he was every girl's type from the reckless air he cultivated to the sultry songs he sang.  Plus, she loved him.  In a friend way.  But he didn't need to know that. 
     "Definitely.  I like my guys clean shaven and financially solvent." 
     "I'm not exactly a pauper, Lil." 
     "You know what I mean.  Normal job.  Normal life." 
     "Says the actress." 
     "We're getting off track.  Rule number one: We aren't one another's type.  Easy enough to remember.  Rule number two: we don't complicate things with regular dates or phone calls or texts.  This is about saving our friendship by working out the sex component." 
     "Your clinical mind is becoming sexier by the second." 
     She slapped his shoulder.  "Stop it. You're just trying to get into my pants." 
     He nuzzled his chin against her neck, his stubble grating, making her want more than a chaste touch on the dance floor.
     "Rule one: No types. Rule two: No complications." He paused. "Two is a nice round number."
     Lily swallowed the lump in her throat because this last rule might shine a light on just how serious this was for her.  Nate was already a big part of her life.  He was her brother's best friend, her friend. Her memories with him were already deep and keeping this light was going to be a challenge no matter how many rules they created.  

About the Author:

Once upon a time, Kristina Knight spent her days running from car crash to fire to meetings with
local police--no, she wasn't a troublemaker, she was a journalist. Her career took her all over the United States, writing about everything from a serial killer's capture to the National Finals Rodeo. Along the way she found her very own Knight in Shining Cowboy Boots and an abiding love for romance novels. Kristina writes contemporary romance with a smattering of sass, sex and (of course) drama, and she loves hearing from readers. And just like the characters from her favorite books, she's living her own happily ever after.



Gaele said...

Thank you for hosting today ! ~ Gaele

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