Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Release of Facing the Music {+ Kindle Fire Giveaway}

FacingTheMusicCoverIt’s a pleasure to be helping award-winning author Andrea Laurence celebrate the release of her contemporary romance, FACING THE MUSIC, today.

Featuring a pop star princess and an ex-football star, FACING THE MUSIC is a reunited lovers book with a southern twist. To celebrate the release, Andrea is sharing an excerpt from the book, as well as hosting a Kindle Fire giveaway. Please see the end of the post for more details on that.

Now the excerpt:

      Ivy pressed her hands against Blake's shoulders, pushing him gently until he was lying back on the blanket.
      “What are you doing?” he asked.
      “Whatever I want to.”
      Blake arched his eyebrow at her, but he didn’t complain. He held perfectly still as her nimble fingers moved down the front of his shirt, undoing each button and exposing the expanse of skin beneath it. Her palms ran over his skin, relishing the feel of his chest hair tickling her hands. She leaned forward, letting her tongue glide along his collarbone, and then she crept down his body to the button of his jeans.
      “Your hair tickles,” he said.
      Ivy gathered up the long, wavy strands of her hair into one hand and swept them over her shoulder. “Do you want me to stop?”
      “Not on your life,” he said between tightly gritted teeth as her fingertips brushed the edge of his waistband.
      “That’s what I thought,” she said with a smile. “Now, stop complaining.”
      Ivy settled between his legs, resting on her knees as she unbuttoned his jeans. She tugged at his back pockets, pulling his jeans down the length of his legs and throwing them out of her way. She moved back over him doing the same with his underwear, which thankfully, this time, were a pair of charcoal-gray boxers. They slid easily out of her way, leaving nothing between her and her goal.
      She leisurely traveled back up his legs. Her fingertips gently brushed along the puckered pink scars of his calf and across his kneecap. By the time she reached his upper thigh, he was nearly trembling. Ivy wasn’t sure if it was with anticipation, emotion, or pain.
      His hand reached out and snatched her wrist as she moved higher. “This hardly seems fair,” he said. “You’re wearing entirely too much clothing for me to be wearing so little.”
      “Who’s doing this? You or me?”
      Blake acquiesced and released her hand. He crossed his arms behind his head, giving himself an excellent vantage point for overseeing her activities. “You are, ma’am.”
      “That’s right. Now are you going to keep critiquing everything I do, or do I need to put something in your mouth to shut you up?”
      A wicked grin crossed Blake’s face as he looked at her. “May I offer a suggestion?”
      “I have several ideas of my own,” she said.

FACING THE MUSIC is available at the following sites: Amazon, Barnes and Noble, iBooks, and Books-A-Million.


Andrea Laurence has been a lover of reading and writing stories since she learned to read at a young age. She always dreamed of seeing her work in print and is thrilled to finally be able to share her special blend of sensuality and dry, sarcastic humor with the world. 

A dedicated West Coast girl transplanted into the Deep South, she's working on her own "happily ever after" with her boyfriend and their collection of animals including a Siberian Husky that sheds like nobody's business.

For more on Andrea and her writing, visit her website and connect with her on Facebook, Twitter and Goodreads.


This giveaway is hosted by Andrea and is for a Kindle Fire. To enter, just click on the Rafflecopter widget below and follow the instructions. The widget may take a few seconds to load, please be patient. However if the widget doesn’t load, you can click HERE to be taken to the widget site.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Hope this excerpt has enticed you to check out FACING THE MUSIC. Be sure to enter the giveaway and good luck. Can you see pop star princesses and ex-football stars getting along for long?

*This post contains affiliate links. a Rafflecopter giveaway


  1. A Husky that sheds like nobody's business - funny!
    I bet moving from out west to the South was a bit of a culture shock.

  2. Mason - Thanks for letting us know about this release. For some people, a good romance is the perfect pick-me-up. I wish Andrea success.

  3. congrats to Andrea, the cover is lovely

  4. Sounds like a great read. I don't usually read romance, but I may have to adjust my preference on this one and give it a try because I enjoyed the voices from the excerpt.

  5. This definitely sounds like a great romance!

  6. I love contemporary romance. This looks great.


I'd love to hear your thoughts on today's post. Thanks for dropping by.