Ayla Asher (aka “Rebecca Hefner!!) is today’s newsletter sponsor and we’re celebrating with a book freebie! The first book in her holiday romance series (His Holiday Pact (Manhattan Holiday Loves Book 1) is free today, and it’s just in time, and just right… for Christmas!
About “His Holiday Pact”, the author says:
His Holiday Pact, this was a fun story I never even intended to write. I had just sent a book off to my editor and it was November 2019 and I saw all these cute holiday books being released on Kindle.
Kayla and Carter popped into my head, and the “fake relationship” trope is one of my favorites so I decided to write down their story and see where it went.
I sent it to a few people and they loved it so I decided to start a new pen name, release it and see if people would like it. The response was so great that I wrote Her Valentine Surprise right away and released Her Patriotic Prince a few months later.
After that, I realized I really enjoyed writing under Ayla so I now split my time between the two pen names. I’m currently rapidly releasing the Ardor Creek series under Ayla and will be publishing Book 4 in that series in a few weeks. It’s been really fun and I’m so excited readers enjoy these stories.
His Holiday Pact will be free from 12/10-12/12 (It’s Book 1 in the Manhattan Holiday Loves series)
All Ayla books are free on KU
I also write a series with older characters in their late 30s & 40s (well, that’s my age so I’m not sure they’re OLD. LOL). That’s the Ardor Creek series.
Ayla books are available in audio, narrated by Kai Kennicott & Wen Ross who are two pretty popular narrators.
TIME FOR THE EXCERPT!! 😉 *waggles eyebrows* This one is fun and the end made me giggle!
As she neared the third floor, Carter’s door opened and he stood in the doorway, arms crossed over his bare chest, eyebrow arched. He looked like a Greek statue, lean and perfect.
“Can I help you?” she asked, hating that she was slightly panting. From the stairs, of course. Not from his presence.
“You’re wearing the sexy boots,” he said, grinning. “The ones that make the clinks on the stairs. I’d know that sound anywhere.”
Kayla looked down at her black, knee-high boots. They had two-inch heels and were probably the sexiest pair of shoes she’d ever owned. Interested that he’d noticed them, and not just on this occasion, she extended her leg, grabbing the zipper at the top.
“They remind me of Pretty Woman, where Julia Roberts does this sexy zip thing down her whole leg when she’s wearing them.”
His lips quirked. “Show me.”
Understanding that she was now powered by champagne and beer, she giggled and showed a rare confidence.
Slowly, she unzipped the boot, sliding the zipper down until the black faux leather flaps hung around her ankles. “Damn, Summers, that was hot. Do the other one.”
Eyes narrowing, she asked, “Don’t you have a lady waiting inside who can unzip unlimited pieces of clothing to
your heart’s content?”
He shook his head, his brown irises simmering into hers. “I took the night off. It’s been a long week and I didn’t want any distractions. Until you showed up in those sexy-as-hell boots. Do the other one.”
The command unlocked something in her and she grinned. Latching onto the other zipper, she slowly lowered it until the black material fell to the ground. Realizing that she was now just standing in unzipped boots, she lowered and slid them off her feet. Gathering them in one hand, she straightened. “Well, was it everything you hoped for?”
“And more,” he said, his grin so suggestive she thought it might melt her panties off. “The best part was when you bent over to grab them. I could almost see your nipples. Your breasts are gorgeous, Kayla. Damn.” Straightening, he gave her a salute. “Night.” Backing inside, the door closed behind him.
Kayla stood dumbstruck, attempting to process what had just happened. Had Carter hit on her? And had she inadvertently put on a strip show for him, even if it was rather benign? Snickering, she realized that was exactly what had happened. And, hell, it had been fun. Entering her apartment, she took her time getting ready for bed, Carter’s words lingering in her thoughts. When she lay down to sleep, she slid her hands over her breasts, cupping and squeezing tenderly.
“Carter said my boobs were hot.” Giggling, she admitted he was the hottest guy who’d ever complimented her. Reveling in his words, she rolled over and drifted to sleep.
Time for the giveaway!
How to enter for a chance to win it?
Just leave a comment below, (or better yet, let us know what your favorite “fake relationship” OR “holiday romance” is! ) and by 10pm EST, Sunday December 13th 2020, I will randomly select one lucky commenter as the winner.
The winner will be contacted and will have 48hrs to respond confirming their email address, so if you are picked, do not delay or you will lose your chance. The audiobook code and gift card will be sent to the winner directly by the author.
Giveaway open to International!!!