Blog Tour, Excerpt & Giveaway:
Rock It by Jennifer Chance
BookCrushin is happy to bring you a stop on the Rock It by Jennifer Chance blog tour hosted by Barclay Publicity! In this post you will find all the book information, an excerpt and a really awesome tour wide giveaway! For gals who love bad boys and musicians, Jennifer Chance brings ROCK IT – “the tale of a smoldering rocker and the fangirl who catches his eye—and finds herself living out her wildest dreams.” This is the first novel in the New Adult series, Rule Breakers, published by Random House’s Loveswept imprint. Hope you enjoy!
Rock It (Rule Breakers #1) by Jennifer Chance
Lacey Dawes is a total pro at the talent agency where she works, and it doesn’t hurt that IMO Worldwide Media represents Dante Falcone. The rock god has starred in her fantasies since she was sixteen—and remains her secret crush to this day. So when Dante picks her to be the interim manager on his Dream It tour, Lacey can’t believe her luck. Handling Dante is sure to be the most exquisite, spine-tingling, nerve-wracking mix of business and pleasure ever.
Although Dante is grateful for the adoring fans who scream for one more of his full-throttle, soul-searing songs, being surrounded by a cadre of corporate types backstage is wearing thin. Then Lacey shows up. Yeah, she’s organized, smart, quick to get him what he wants before he knows he wants it—but Dante senses there’s something else going on with sweet, sexy Lacey. One kiss tells him what that “something” might be . . . and makes him hungry for more.
Be Careful What You Promise (Excerpt 3)
“You never made good on your last dare,” Dante murmured, nuzzling the sensitive skin with his lips as he spoke the words against Lacey’s throat. Beneath him, she held herself perfectly still, unable to move, unable to breathe, her entire world focused on the touch of his lips against her as tiny little whorls of sensation exploded with every word. “You told me you’d—well, you know what you told me you’d do if I signed your last contract.”
What she would do? Dante’s lips were now trailing over Lacey’s collarbone, dangerously close to her breasts, which were doing their level best to burst free from Hello Kitty’s embrace. This was good, because it meant Dante couldn’t see her eyes widening in abject horror, confusion, and mortification even as her body was quickly turning into Sterno fluid. “I—um—,” she began ineffectively, and his soft chuckle against her shoulder just about killed her.
“It’s okay,” he said, lifting his gaze back up to meet Lacey’s. His mouth was right there again, right there at her lips, and she managed to hold his gaze with Herculean effort, hoping desperately he couldn’t hear her heart hammering. “I’ll settle for a kiss.”
“A kiss,” Lacey managed, and he was so close to her lips that when she spoke it was almost as if they were kissing already, their lips brushing with a zing of electricity and the promise of a million volts of desire, if only she would go for it, take it, press her mouth to his and demand from him what he already seemed so willing to give.
Watching her with half-lidded eyes that would have seemed lazy except for the intensity of his stare, Dante seemed to vibrate with the barely checked hold he had on his instincts to move, to act, to take. He was clearly waiting for her to do something, and Lacey felt every nerve ending stand up and cheer in her body, even as her brain struggled to process clear rational logic and she thought—insanely, ridiculously—that they really should have taught college students something about how to handle this exact situation when your client offers you the chance merely to kiss him rather than strip bare-ass naked in front of him and have sex.
Wait. Had she offered to have—
The rest of the night came back to Lacey in a rush.
“I propositioned you!” she squeaked, even as she heard the unmistakable sound of distant motorcycles revving, shattering the early-morning silence. Other than the local unofficial bike-repair shop at the end of the street, hers was a tree-lined boulevard of pretty little brownstones, old money, and quiet lives. And she’d gone and brought a rock star home.
A rock star who was still in her bed.
I come by romance honestly, having spent several years writing adult romance and entering romance contests through Romance Writers of America–including finaling twice in the prestigious Golden Heart contest and winning once. But despite these and other contest wins, my first published novel came not in adult romance, but as a writer of YA historical fiction (you can read all about my Elizabethan spy girls stories, the Maids of Honor, here.)
Still, despite my love of Elizabethan spies, I could never quite give up those super Alpha contemporary romance heroes. So, in the summer of 2013, I decided to see if perhaps I might still have a romance or two up my sleeve.
I wrote a tale about a girl whose biggest high-school and college crush–a rock star–suddenly becomes her biggest client, only now she has to be professional and not betray the fact that she’s completely in love with the guy. It was a fun, sexy, romantic fantasy, and I suggested the idea to my agent… who asked what other ideas I had in addition to this story. Shortly after, the Rule Breakers series was born.
To separate these books from my historical work, I adopted the name Jennifer Chance. I am now pursuing my dreams (pretty much round the clock as it turns out) and am THRILLED to be able to have four e-books coming out in 2014 and early 2015, all with Random House LoveSwept’s New Adult romance line.
As to what will happen from here, who knows? But as long as there is a story to be written and an HEA to be had, I’ll be the one over in the corner, tapping away on my keyboard.
iPod Shuffle (open to US entrants only, if international entrant is chosen they’ll receive a $50 gift card to the eTailer of their choice). Plus, Random House is sponsoring the tour with a $50 e-giftcard, and swag including a Loveswept mug and tote (open to US entrants only).