Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Blog Tour - Getting Wound Up by Jennifer Bernard and Erin Nicholas

Getting Wound Up
A Sapphire Falls/Love Between the Bases Crossover Novel
by Jennifer Bernard & Erin Nicholas
Releasing April 12th  2016
EN Fiction, Inc.


From The Book Junkie Reads . . . Getting Wound Up . . .
Well let me say that I as up very early this morning. I had to get me a copy of this crossover novel. There was a mix of two series with two different authors. I must say that I was in no way disappointed with what I got. This was my first read with either of the two authors.

I was not familiar with either series but getting into this I became aware right away that there was a lot to both. Sports jocks, sassy women, protective instincts on both sides made for a sexy, fun, flirty read. I was happy that I got up early to obtain and read this one. Friend of a sibling to friend to lover to more. I would say that this was a read to have in your collection if you fancy these types of relationships. 

I found transitions to be good. The flow from one POV to the next flowed very well together. It was a bit difficult to separate the two authors. Their works meshed together. It read as one single read not two reads slapped together.  I have to admit to wanting to get my hands on both of these series and read them from the beginning to get myself up to this point. 

Love Between the Bases series:
All of Me - Love Between the Bases, #1
Caught by You Love Between the Bases, #2
Getting Wound Up Love Between the Bases, #2.5
Drive You Wild Love Between the Bases, #3

Sapphire Falls series:
Getting Out of Hand - Sapphire Falls, #1
Getting Worked Up Sapphire Falls, #2
Getting Dirty Sapphire Falls, #3
Getting in the Spirit Sapphire Falls, #3.5
Getting in the Mood Sapphire Falls, #3.75
Getting it All Sapphire Falls, #4
Getting Lucky Sapphire Falls, #5
Getting Over It Sapphire Falls, #6
Getting Her - Sapphire Falls, #6.5
Getting to the Church on Time Sapphire Falls, #6.75

BLURB 
Caitlyn Murray has never let on that she's had fantasies about her brother's friend Eli Anderson for years. She'd do anything for the sexy baseball player who walked away from stardom to stay in Sapphire Falls and take care of his family. But she and Eli are friends. Just friends.

So when her brother hatches a plan to get Eli to the pro baseball try-out for the Kilby Catfish and another chance at his dream, Caitlyn is all in. After all, what's a little kidnapping among friends?

A spot on the pitcher's mound for the Catfish isn't the only tempting thing about the spontaneous road trip. Eli already knows that Caitlyn is as sweet as the candies she makes for the Sapphire Falls bakery, but alone with her overnight in the tiny motel room in Kansas, it's impossible to resist the urge to take a little taste.

But when that taste leads to falling for the girl next door just as his front door is moving hundreds of miles away, can Eli really have it all? Or do they have too many strikes against them?

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Caitlyn took her third shot. The look on her face as she swallowed the liqueur was adorable.
“How many more shots do you need?” she asked.
He frowned. “What?”
“Well, it took two to get you to kiss me. You just had your third. I’m wondering how many you need to take me to bed.”
He just stared at her. He blinked. He was pretty much raring to go right now, actually. “How many do you need?”
She gave him a smile that wasn’t a bit tipsy. And was fully seductive. “I didn’t need even one, Eli.”
It was like his cock was voice-activated.  All she’d done was talk and he was rock hard. “Damn, Cait.”
“You can’t be completely surprised.”
Was he surprised? That she was attracted to him? That she wanted to sleep with him?
Yeah, he fucking was. Because if his mind had ever even started to go in that direction, he would have shut it down.
“I don’t need anything to want you,” he said honestly. “I’m going to need a few more to get me past that.”
She took a long draw on her beer.  After she swallowed, she nodded. “Okay, well, I’m going to need two more to get to drunk-enough-to-fall-asleep-even-knowing-you’re-half-naked-in-the-next-bed and drunk-enough-to-not-even-get-up-in-the-night-for-the-bathroom.”
Ah yes, the bathroom last night. As if that had been far from his mind all day.
“Two more it is,” he agreed, even as his body screamed at him to shut the hell up.
If he kissed her again, if he kept going … well, from the look on Caitlyn’s face, they both knew where that was going to lead them.
She ate a fry and took a drink of beer, then licked her lips clean of the salt.
An image of her on her knees, those lips and that tongue wetting some other things, flashed through his mind. He coughed and shook his head.
Then she raised her hand to the waitress again. She held up two fingers and waved them between her and Eli.
The girl brought four more shots over and set them in the middle of the table.
Caitlyn picked one up. “Okay, moment of truth. We drink these shots and we go to the hotel, to two separate beds, and home to Sapphire Falls tomorrow as friends. Or we don’t take these shots and we go back to the hotel to one bed. And then go home to Sapphire Falls tomorrow as friends.”
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Author Info
Jennifer Bernard is a graduate of Harvard and a former news promo producer. The child of academics, she confounded her family by preferring romance novels to … well, any other books. She left big city life for true love in Alaska, where she now lives with her husband and stepdaughters. She’s no stranger to book success, as she also writes erotic novellas under a naughty secret name not to be mentioned at family gatherings.
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Author Info
Erin Nicholas is the author of sexy contemporary romances. Her stories have been described as toe-curling, enchanting, steamy and fun. She loves to write about reluctant heroes, imperfect heroines and happily ever afters. She lives in the Midwest with her husband who only wants to read the sex scenes in her books, her kids who will never read the sex scenes in her books, and family and friends who say they’re shocked by the sex scenes in her books (yeah, right!).
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