Friday, November 1, 2013

Character Costume Party with Lexi Ryan of Wish I May (#Giveaway)

Thank you to all of the wonderful authors who joined us for our Halloween event by getting into the spirit and dressing up their characters for us! Lexi Ryan's characters from her amazing new adult romance, Wish I May, are about to head off to the last party of the week. Lets see what they'll be going as, shall we? ;-) Enjoy!

Lizzy zips up the thigh-high boots for her Catwoman costume and winks at me. “Remember the first time you partied at Asher’s?”

I groan. “I remember the hangover.” 

“Do you remember the text messages?”

“I remember learning not to drink around friends who won’t take my phone away when it’s called for.”

She releases an adorable giggle-snort. “I’m the best wingman you’ve ever had. Admit it.”

The first time I partied at Asher Logan’s house, I drunk texted William and offered to do embarrassingly dirty things to him. Of course, things were different then. If I do the same tonight, he’ll probably just drag me into the nearest unoccupied room and take me up on my offer.

Yeah, I’ll definitely need to remember to take my phone.

“You look hot,” Liz says. “William isn’t going to be able to keep his hands off you.”

I take one last look in the mirror and adjust my long, blond wig. I make a terrible blond, but when I told William I wanted him to dress as Wesley from The Princess Bride for Halloween (because he is so my Wesley), he just grinned and told me I’d make a damn fine Buttercup. Aside from feeling silly in the wig, I’m kind of digging the outfit. My white, beaded dress is modeled after Buttercup’s wedding dress, and is pretty generous in the cleavage department. Beneath, it’s long and rich and sexy in a way that modern clothes just aren’t.

“I’ll meet you out there,” I say, nodding to the door. Then I push out of the bedroom and head down the hall to find William.

I freeze when I spot him. He’s standing in the living room, looking out the windows at the back of the house. He’s dressed in black from head to toe, including a black bandana covering his blond hair and a black mask. So. Freaking. Sexy.

Blood pulses low in my belly and my thighs tingle as I imagine him dancing me into a corner at Asher’s, whispering dirty things into my ear. He’s so damn good at whispering dirty things.

As if sensing my presence, William turns and gives me a slow once-over. His gaze travels from the bottom of my dress all the way to my face and back south again. “Damn.”

I have to bite back my smile as I cross to him and loop my arms behind his neck. “You like?”

“Everything except the wig.” He studies a lock of the blond wig between his fingers, his blue eyes narrowing behind the mask. “What’s wrong with your hair?”

“My hair isn’t blond. I’m supposed to be Princess Buttercup, remember?”

He grunts. “Oh. Right.” 

His eyes drop to my cleavage again, and I ask, “You sure you want to go to this party?”

In answer, he presses his mouth to mine. One hand tangles in my wig and the other goes to my hip and tugs me close. 

I’m breathless by the time I hear Lizzy clearing her throat behind us. “You two are the reason single people don’t want to leave the house,” she grouses.

Giggling, I step back. “Sorry.”

Will smacks my ass. “I’m not. Are we all ready now?”

“I’ll meet you out front,” Lizzy says with a disgusted shake of her head.
His eyes are hot when he turns back to me.

“Two hours at the party,” I say. “We make an appearance and stay just long enough that Lizzy won’t threaten to move us into the senior citizen home. Then we come home and pick up where we left off.”

He grabs my hand and tugs me forward, his breath hot against my ear as he whispers, “As you wish.”

by Lexi Ryan
October 2013
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I grew up wishing on stars.
My father taught me to believe…in destiny, in magic, in happily ever after. Dreams were my scripture and the starry night sky was my temple. Then Mom stopped believing, left him, and took us with her. At the age of sixteen, I cashed in my dreams to pay the rent, pawned my destiny to keep my sisters together.
Now, seven years later, I’m returning home, grieving the death of my mother, and settling my sisters back into the life Mom threw away. I never intended to stay. I don’t want to deal with my father, who is so invested in the spiritual world he forgets the physical. I don’t want to face William Bailey, whose eyes remind me of the girl I was, the things I’ve done, and the future I lost.This would all be easier if Will hated me. As it is, I have to hold my secrets close so they won’t hurt him more than they’ve already hurt me. But he wants to be in my life. He wants what I can’t bring myself to confess I sold. He wants me.
I find myself looking to my stars again...wondering if I dare one more wish.

Lexi Ryan, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, writes romances with humor, heat, and heart. A former college English professor, Lexi now writes full time from her home in Indiana, where she lives with her husband and two children. Please visit 

Lexi is giving away 4 $25 Amazon or B&N Gift Cards and the grand prize winner will also receive a signed copy of UNBREAK ME during the tour! Open internationally.


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