Thursday, May 29, 2014

One Lucky Night by Ana Blaze, Grace Teague, Melinda Dozier, Aria Kane, Constance Phillips - Book Tour!

This is my stop on the One Lucky Night blog tour. If you would like to see my cover reveal post or my review on this anthology, please check out the links below. I hope you enjoy the excerpt for Drink or Dare, graciously provided by Melinda Dozier. 

 One Lucky Night
Authors: Ana Blaze, Grace Teague, Melinda Dozier, Aria Kane, and Constance Phillips
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One night can change everything…

The crew at Boston’s Brazen Head Pub hasn’t been very lucky in love. Can a mysterious visitor inspire them to look past old hurts and misconceptions and give romance a chance? One Lucky Night is a collection of five sexy interwoven novelettes by Aria Kane, Grace Teague, Ana Blaze, Constance Phillips, and Melinda Dozier.

Lucky Break by Aria Kane
Four years ago, chef Derek Chase walked out of Andrea Rivera’s life after a tragedy neither of them were prepared to deal with. When she’s called to the Brazen Head to repair a dishwasher, old sparks ignite buried feelings.

Lucky Star by Grace Teague
When her life is threatened by a mugger, Charlotte Price realizes she's in love with her best friend, Tommy Leung. The Brazen Head seems like the perfect neutral place to confess her feelings, but nothing goes according to plan.

A New Tune by Ana Blaze
When it comes to dating, Holly Hall has one unbreakable rule: no musicians. Not even gorgeous ones. Especially not gorgeous ones. Dating them only leads to heartbreak. So why did she let singer-songwriter Cian O’Neill kiss her? And why is she thinking about doing it again?

Lexi’s Chance by Constance Phillips
As a bartender, Sean Whelan meets all kinds of women every night, but none turn his head the way that Lexi has. She’s been playing cat and mouse with him for weeks. Tonight, Sean’s determined to get Lexi to quit teasing and take a real chance on him.

Drink or Dare by Melinda Dozier
A bachelorette party Drink or Dare game pairs paramedic students, Rachel Robertson and Killian Whelan, in a flirting match. Soon, the dares threaten to turn their academic rivalry into something much more.

Drink or Dare by Melinda Dozier

To hell with it. This was a bachelorette party and she’d live it up. If it included her hard-ass classmate, then even better.

“Here you go.” Killian’s big hands placed the shots in front of each of them, then he put his tray on the table and scrutinized them all. “Ladies, pick up your shot glasses.” When every one of them did, he continued, “Here's to a long life and a merry one. A quick death and an easy one. A handsome guy and an honest one. A cold pint and another one! Or in your cases, Orgasms.” His thin eyebrows shot up and down.

When he said ‘orgasms’ his ‘s’ vibrated around her, sending a warmth through her chest that frightened her for a second. He really had that kind of effect on her. Relaxed and in such close proximity, she knew he could be dangerous. 

She didn’t realize she was staring at him until all her friends took their shots. She held her glass up and gawked back at the man who shook her. 

He stood with both hands on his hips and a huge smile on his face. Totally and completely endearing. 

“What are you standing there for?” She asked putting her glass back down on the table.

“I’ve got to see this.” He shook his palm in the air, egging her on, a smile dazzling his perfectly chiseled face. “Go ahead. Drink.”

She jutted her chin up. “See what?”

“You getting drunk. I never thought I’d see the day.”

“The truth is that only 23% of drinkers get drunk on their first shot.”

He shook his head, rubbing his chin with his thumb and forefinger and laughed. “There you go spouting off numbers again.” He leaned in to move a stray hair from her cheek. 

Oh, that was nice. “Well, it’s a fact.”

He scooted her shot glass closer. “Drink.”

Her friends whistled and Jasmine chanted, “Drink, drink, drink.”

She swallowed the creamy, sweet shot in one gulp and sputtered for breath. She tried to hold back the cough, but couldn’t. 

Killian rubbed her back with a chuckle and leaned in, his breath in her ear, and again that tingle settled in her belly and even lower. “Too sweet? It wasn’t so bad, was it?”

She turned her head and their chins, cheeks and lips almost touched. “Give me another.”

His eyebrows rose. “Well, well, little Ms. Bookish turns wild.” He picked up his tray, twirling it on his pointer finger, and sauntered to the bar. And she missed him. That closeness, feeling his breath, his smile directed to her. 

Rachel twisted to see her friends staring at her with knowing glances. Meghan pointed a know-it-all finger at her. “See. He’s interested.”

Rachel took a deep breath and leaned on the table. “Drink or Dare it is. Let the real fun begin.”

Aria Kane is a recovering mechanical engineer and romance writer. As a military brat, she grew up all over the country, but now lives in sunny Florida with a 60 lb mutt who thinks he's a chihuahua.

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Grace Teague lives in Pittsburgh with her spouse, children and a cat named Mr. Sushi.

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Ana Blaze lives near Washington DC with her charming husband and three cats who firmly believe they are royalty. Ana is a member of Romance Writers of America.

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Constance Phillips lives in Ohio with her husband, two ready-to-leave-the-nest children, and four canine kids. Her perfect fantasy vacation would involve hunting Dracula across Europe with her daughter, who also digs that kind of stuff.

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Melinda Dozier teaches English to middle schoolers by day and writes at night. She lives in Guatemala, Central America with her college sweetheart and three sons.

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  1. Thank you for hosting us today! :) So glad to see this excerpt here. I love Killian and Rachel.

  2. Thanks so much for hosting us today, Crystal! <3