Sunday, October 13, 2013

Strapped by Nina G. Jones - Blog tour starts this week!

Blog par-tay time!

I just finished my first draft of the sequel to Strapped, Strapped Down. Dare I say, it's even crazier than the first installment of the series! It picks up right where Strapped left off, and is a wild ride.

My blog tour with Goddess Fish kicks off this week, and I will be giving away a $50 Victoria's Secret Gift card, so make sure you stay in the loop by following me!

Stay updated on Nina G. Jones' so you can enter the raffle for a $50 VS gift card:


If you haven't read Strapped, here's a description and excerpt for you. It's dark, it's sensual, sometimes funny, and it has twists and turns.:

By all appearances, Shyla Ball has an enviable life: a loyal boyfriend, a great job, and family that loves her. She doesn't realize how deeply unsatisfied she is until she has an embarrassing encounter with a handsome stranger at a coffee shop. Taylor Holden, a successful businessman, takes a sudden special interest in her and offers her a job she cannot refuse. Soon after, she learns there is much more to this intensely private man than meets the eye. He is hiding many painful secrets, including why it is that he has seemingly plucked her out of obscurity for such a lucrative position. Her "perfect" world is turned upside down by her infatuation towards Taylor and in just a couple of months, her life looks nothing like it did before. While she is frightened by the changes she sees in herself, she cannot resist the lure of Taylor Holden. As Shyla slowly gains Taylor's trust, she learns of his complex history and how it has molded him into the person he has become. When elements of Taylor's secret past resurface and threaten to destroy them, Shyla finds out there may be more to Taylor's story than even he is aware of. Strapped is a story of passion, manipulation, obsession, and family secrets.


"Let's start." I cautiously disengage the parking break, move my foot from the brake to the clutch...“Wait a second,” he says and I hurriedly slam my foot down on the break. “Relax, everything is fine. Safety first.” He reaches over me and pulls down my seatbelt. I stiffen and look straight ahead as his arm ever so slightly grazes my chest. The click of the seat belt securing into the buckle is the only sound to break the awkward silence. I feel his warm breath on my neck as he reaches and I take a deep nervous inhale. His scent fills my nose, it is clean and warm, just like in the coffee shop. The smell of his skin is delicious. I try to stop these thoughts, but they are invading my brain in a way that has never happened to me before. Not even with…Rick. I try push him back out of my mind at this moment because I feel a sense of guilt. Rick and I are frozen. That’s the only way I can describe us. He is faithful, he is steady, he is nice, but he is not like this man in front of me: new, mysterious, and unpredictable. Rick and I are in a state of comfort, but like much of my life, I am becoming more and more discontent with comfort. Mr. Holden then proffers a disclaimer. "Normally, we wouldn't be driving after drinks, but I noticed you didn't really touch your brandy."
“I’m sorry, it looked great, but then we came down here and I didn’t have time to finish.”

“No need to be sorry, I just don’t want to give the impression that drinking and driving is something I condone.”

“It can’t be hard to avoid when you have your own driver.” Oops. That wasn’t supposed to sound disdainful. I meant it as a matter of fact, but that’s definitely not how it sounds. I should shut up. His eyebrow cocks. “That came out really bad! I meant that it must be great not having to worry about those things. I think it’s great that you have a driver. He is really nice.”

“You mean Mr. Belvedere?” he asks sarcastically. I don’t know how to react to his deadpan remark. 

“Oh...yeah, I mean that’s the only butler I knew growing up...I have a big mouth, don’t I?”

“No, I thought it was funny. He’s technically not a butler by the way. He doesn’t serve me tea and crumpets.

“You’ll have to forgive me, I know nothing about the finer things in life. Whatever I know, I learned from Robin Leach.”

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I hope to see you around in the next few weeks as I have some really fun posts coming up throughout my blog tour :)

OXOX (my Strapped readers know what that's about), 

Nina G.  

1 comment:

Debby said...

I shall be looking for your blog tour.
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