Sunday, July 21, 2013

Sinfully Summer by Aimee Duffy (Guest Post)

Today I would like to give a warm welcome to author, Aimee Duffy, joining us with her contemporary romance - Sinfully Summer!

A Day in the Life of an Heiress…

Due to the way Sinfully Summer kicks off (with my heroine running around an exclusive Spanish hotel in her underwear), everyone keeps asking me if I have any similarities to my heroine, or whether I have done all of the crazy things she does during the book. My answer each time?

No comment. 

But it got me thinking, what would a day in Alexa’s Jimmy Choos be like? Obviously when she’s in London, and pre-Spanish hunk. Sadly I couldn’t find my own at short notice. Then there’s the issue that I don’t have a trust fund, but that’s okay because Alexa refuses to touch a penny of hers. 

So I gave it a shot. Fictionally, of course. 

9am. Catch up on some paperwork for my business, Together, and text back and forth with the girls to arrange a lunch date. Roll my eyes at them both for managing to slip in a convo about their weddings. Grrr. 

1pm. With work mostly done, enjoy lunch at fancy restaurant. Though I’d enjoy it more if the annoying paparazzi weren’t following me. I’m hardly that exciting, even if I was pictured outside a popular London club last night just after my heel snapped. No doubt tomorrows headline will read “Wild-child Green having a hair of the dog”.  

3pm. Accounts. Not my strong suit but even I can see I’ll need to start getting more clients or I can kiss my fancy apartment goodbye. No way am I touching father’s trust fund. 

4pm. Start getting ready for a mortuary function, but it’s okay this time because I’m going willingly to network, not because father has clicked his fingers and expected me to come running. 

7pm. Nab a glass of orange juice from a passing waiter and wish I’d opted for the champagne. Men in penguin suits make me nervous, but it’s a necessary evil. Drag best friend Sarah around to mingle and hand out business cards. 

9pm. Make a hasty exit and hit a cocktail bar down town. Followed again by the paparazzi. Tempted to give them something to write about but resist. Just. Listen to Sarah go on and on about the wedding. Realise that after their married I won’t be able to spend as much quality time with them. Resolve to book one last holiday with them, and make sure it’s the best ever…

Huge thank you to Crystal for having me today. 

Aimee x

Sinfully Summer Blurb:

Sun, Sea and Scandal Notorious heiress Alexa Green has certainly been enjoying her most recent girls-holiday in Marbella. Just as we thought, she’s been knocking back the cocktails and showing off her fabulous bikini body on the beach… but rumour has it she’s also been spotted sneaking out of Enrique Castillo’s penthouse in the early hours of this morning – in nothing but her underwear! Our question is, doesn’t this fiercely private billionaire know what he’s letting himself in for? He’s got the millions… and she knows how to spend them! So lie back on your sun lounger and get comfortable, because this summer fling is going to be a sizzler!
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Adrenaline roared through her veins. This was her only chance. Pushing away from the wall, she rounded the lift, desperately seeking an escape. She barely noticed the plush furnishings, soft-looking leather sofas and floor to ceiling window which showcased the most spectacular view she’d ever seen. Instead she focused on the walls surrounding the elevator. 

‘Are you lost?’ 

The heavily accented voice froze her to the spot. She darted a glance toward the sound. Dark brows furrowed over the richest coloured eyes she’d seen. His gaze swept over the length of her body, then up, lingering on her rear for a beat too long. Her skin tingled under his scrutiny. 

Turning her whole body to face him, she slapped a hand on her hip. ‘Had a good enough look?’

His lips quirked in a sexy, lopsided grin. The jitters were back and Alexa swore the temperature in the room shot up ten degrees. Her gaze dropped to his broad shoulders, covered in a thin white t-shirt, then down to a well filled chest. She could see a dark pattern beneath the t-shirt. She longed to find out what kind of tattoo he had. Usually, tats didn’t do it for her. But on that body…

‘I could ask you the same thing.’ 

She snapped her attention back to his face. He stepped toward her, his jaw set, his eyes dancing with humour and something darker…something that made her blood heat and her mouth water. 

Alexa raised her arm, palm out. ‘Hold it there, Mr. Any closer and I’ll scream.’

He paused by the sofa. Propping his hip against the cream leather, he folded his arms across his chest, causing the muscles to bulge. The moisture drained from her mouth and flooded in her belly. 

‘No one’s here to hear you.’ He cocked a brow. ‘You seem to be forgetting where you are and,’ his gaze dipped down to her breasts causing the nipples to peak against the lacy fabric ‘how underdressed.’ 

Alexa thought this moment would have topped the blush scale. She planted her other hand on her hip and glared at him, unwilling to show any weakness. ‘I’m just leaving.’ 

She turned and strode back to the lift, keeping her back straight and trying not to wiggle her hips too much. The predatory sheen in his eyes made her body more jittery than the idea of sprinting around the lower floor in her underwear. She reached out to hit the button, but a large hand circled her wrist before she made it.

Alexa squeaked and darted back a step. He was so close, and his chest was right in her face. She could see the dark outline of the tattoo beneath the thin cotton. The outline of a burning sun, she thought, or something that looked like a sun. Her hands itched to lift the material and see for herself. 

‘I’m up here.’ 

She snapped her gaze back up to his smirking face and took another step back. His lips kicked up at the corners and his eyes darkened. She swallowed against the urge to step closer, to feel his hard body pressed against hers. But she realised she was in little more than her bra and knickers in a stranger’s home. Unease skittered down her spine. 

Alexa squared her shoulders, trying to quash the fear turning her heated blood into cold sludge. ‘I’m leaving now.’ 

‘After you explain what you’re doing in my home in your undergarments.’

 ‘Undergarments?’ Alexa pressed her lips together to keep a giggle at bay. ‘Seriously?’

About the Author:
All my life I’ve been dreaming up stories. My mum said when I was little I used to make all the My Little Pony figurines talk to each other, and even fall in love. Later, it was Barbie and Ken. In my teens, I played matchmaker with my friends at school. 
When I wasn’t creating imaginary scenarios, I had my nose stuck in books, reading across genres and there was one thing I loved more than the escapism—the fact a story can touch me so deeply, like I was experiencing everything along with my characters. I knew from early on this was something I wanted to do for others. 
Fast forward a few years, and the dream almost got lost in real life, but I still couldn’t shake it completely. Now I write sizzling romance with the hope of making my readers’ hearts race like they are falling in love for the first time.
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