Monday, February 9, 2015

Love Is In The Air: Longing by Lilly Avalon | Excerpt + Giveaway

I'm excited to bring to you, a count down to Valentine's Day that will be going on all this week featuring, three of my favorite Indie/Self-Published Author's. When I started putting this project into motion, I thought of three of my favorite author's and several of my favorite books between the three of them. I knew that I wanted a little something saucy to spice up the week, a sweet southern romance full of swoons to give you all the feels, and a little bit of diversity in the love department to round it out with some amazingly positive friendships. 

I've got excerpts, playlists, and a grand prize giveaway that will absolutely knock your socks off. So, tell your friends and other blogging pals about it. If you'd like to link back to my site with the banner above, feel free to snag it and share it in your sidebar. I've got a lot of fun stuff planned for you guys this week. The spotlight days will be today, Wednesday, and Friday.
Today's guest is going to be the lovely and spicy vivacious Lilly Avalon. Guys, she's amazingly talented, super funny, and definitely entertaining in all the best ways possible. She's written three novella's and one full length novel, that originated from her Resist novella. Longing (Resist, #2) is an amazing book full of ALL THE FEELS AND SWOONS that you could possibly hope for in a book. Allegra and Devlin are definitely fan-worthy hot! 

Before I share the SUPER HOT AND UNDENIABLY SWOON-WORTHY excerpt with you guys that she generously shared with me, I feel like telling you...
Resist (Resist, #1)
Lilly Avalon
Resist (Resist, #1)
by Lilly Avalon
Published: August 26, 2014
Age Demographic: Adult
Pages: 74
Buy Links: Amazon | B&N

Allegra Maxwell is sick of the monotony of life. It's all work and no play, and right now she wants to play. She shows up at her company's yearly meeting with one goal in mind: have a one night stand with a stranger. What she doesn't count on is Devlin Pierce walking through the door.

When Allegra first met Devlin, she knew he would be nothing but trouble. After he proved her theory true last year, she made a vow to avoid him at all costs. He's the last person she wants to see, and he knows it. He refuses to leave her alone though. As much as she tries to fight it, the pull he has on her is undeniable. Her ability to resist him proves impossible when Devlin makes her an offer she can't refuse.

One night. That's all he asks. That's all she wants. Or is it?

*Resist is a 21,000 word erotica novella, and the first of a three book series 

Longing (Resist, #2)
Lilly Avalon
Longing (Resist, #2)
by Lilly Avalon
Published: January 27, 2015
Age Demographic: Adult
Pages: 225
Buy Links: Amazon | B&N

It's been two months since Allegra walked out of Devlin's hotel room. Well, two months and five days, but she's not counting. She needs to move on, but before she can, Devlin shows up her new coworker.

Seeing him at work every day is enough to make her lose her mind. Allegra tries to stay away from Devlin, knowing the effect he has on her, but she can't. The more she's around him, the more she's tempted to have something more with him. After everything that's happened in the past, it's a slippery slope that may land her in a place she never wants to revisit. Something is happening to her heart, though. A longing is building up that isn't one-sided...and doesn't feel temporary.

He wants her. She wants a forever. Is it possible to have it all?

*Longing is a full-length erotica novel, and the sequel to Resist

Why do I love this scene?
It's the first real "moment" Devlin and Allegra have together. The day before is the day Allegra finds out Devlin is back in her life in a more permanent sense as her coworker. She's not too pleased about it, but she feels guilty about New York, so they talk briefly and then this happens. Allegra realizes what there is between them and it not only scares her, it intrigues her. Also, super sexy Devlin moment for the win. Complete swoonage.

I expect him to leave, but he continues standing in front of me. That panty-dropping cologne enters my nostrils again and I can’t move. “Um, I need to…work…stuff.”

“I don’t want to walk away just yet.”

What does he mean by that? My breath catches in my throat. “What are we doing?” I whisper.

He tilts his head. “Whatever you want.” His fingers graze across the edge of my jaw.

Focus, Allegra. “I…uh…” I heave a heavy sigh. “Look—we had a great night together. But that’s all it was—it’s what we agreed to.” A one-night stand is a one-night stand for a reason. This reason right in front of me.

“I promised you one night of passion. I didn’t promise that it would be the last.”

“I never said I wanted more than that.”

He comes closer, our breaths now mingling. “Your reaction to me begs to differ.”

“Just because you can turn me on doesn’t mean I want you.”

His lips quirk into a smile and he whispers into my ear, “I think that’s the definition of want, princess.”

This is bad. He’s twisting up my insides in several different ways. It’s okay to let go once, but not twice. He’s not the one. I can’t give in to the temptation again without the threat of opening what I call the vault—my Pandora’s Box of heartbreak. I can’t think about the fact that I want to run my fingers through his soft brown hair, pulling him down closer to my face as he…

I push him away with one palm flat on his chest. He willingly steps back. “I have to get to work,” I tell him, straightening up.

“Very well. As you were.” He gives me one final glance, and then walks off.

Well, I know now that he’s still interested. What I don’t know is if I’m the reason he came here. It’s only a matter of time before he reveals the truth to me. I just have to hope I can keep it in my pants in the meantime.
One lucky winner will receive the following goodies!

  • 1 eCopy of Sweet Indulgence: A New Adult Clean Steam Collection Featuring Author's Molli Moran, Amy Evans, Cassandra Giovanni, Nikki Goodwin, and  Deirdre Riordan Hall
  • 1 eCopy of Resist (Resist, #1) by Lilly Avalon
  • 1 eCopy of Waiting for the Storm (Angel Island, #1) by Marie Landry
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About the Author

Lilly Avalon is the author of the RESIST series as well as other erotic romances. She's somewhere in the midst of her twenties and lives mostly in the stories in her head. When she's not enveloped in the worlds she creates, she's out in the real world making stories happen. That or reading other romances. It's a toss-up.

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  1. Interesting! I never should have read the excerpt. Because I want more! Haha! :)

  2. Omgsh, that excerpt....!!!!! I want to read these books so bad!!!! (: Thank you for the giveaway and hosting such a fun Valentine's Day event!!

    Pearl @ AsteriskPearl's Book Blog

  3. interesting info about why you like the scene

  4. I love those first moments. So telling. Great post thank you.


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