Giveaway & excerpt of Kings of Asphalt
 – Alexx Andria


Posted: September 3, 2014 in blog tour, erotica, excerpt, guest post, romance
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Alexx Andria delivers a motorcycle club romance between two very bad, yet sexy men and a woman with enough curves to satisfy them both.

 My name is Zoe Delacourte. I thought I was going to build my future on the backs of Jax Traeger and Hunter Ericksen — bad boys from the wrong side of the tracks, running the notorious motorcycle club, the Kings of Asphalt — in my mind, the story had practically written itself. I was so naive. Little did I know they were going to change everything I ever knew about myself.

Jax and Hunter. I can’t even say their names without trembling.

They don’t see a fat girl or a girl who might be pretty if only she’d lose some weight. No, from the moment I walked into their club, they saw a hot, sexy woman with curves for days — and they couldn’t wait to get their hands on me.

Some people call them bad men. They see the rides and the rap sheets and they slap a label on them. I don’t care what they’ve done — all I care about is what they’re going to do to me next.

But loving them is dangerous. In fact, loving them might just get me killed.

*The following MC romance is approximately 41,000 words featuring a strong central love story, danger, and the rough, seedy world dominated by two bad boys and their curvy woman.

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“I-I’m sorry…I think your guy got the wrong idea…”

One black slash of a brow went up in question and he leaned forward, saying, “And what idea would that be?”

“The idea that I’m…oh, I don’t know…um, available for…” Shut up, you idiot! This was what deep cover was all about! Riding the knife’s edge to the ultimate story, finding your discomfort level and pushing past it to get to the good stuff that everyone else was too chicken to look for. Right. Inhaling a discreet, stabilizing breath, she straightened and braved a smile as she sauntered over to Jax, ignoring the flutters in her belly as his gaze darkened with interest. “Available for just anyone.”

“Oh? Isn’t that the whole idea behind being a whore?”

“A ww-hore? Excuse me? I’m not—“

“You’re not what? Not a whore?” His smile slowly faded. “Then you’re not from Dimas and if that’s the case…just who are you?”

Oh crap. Her damn mouth. “I-I just mean…well, of course, I’m from Dimas. I was just taken aback for a minute. I mean, well, I wasn’t sure I was in the right place.”

Faster than she could react, he had her pressed up against the wood paneling, crowding her personal space and sending her heartrate through the roof. He smelled of leathers, a cool midnight ride, and the faint wisp of alcohol clinging to the edge as if as a reminder that his angelic face and body was simply a ruse to lure unsuspecting women to their doom. It should’ve repulsed her — truly, bad boys weren’t to her tastes — but she was oddly, and dangerously thrilled by the threat of caged violence she saw in his eyes and could see rippling through his biceps as he pressed forward. Was he going to ravage her right there like a modern day pirate or simply punt her outside the doors with a growled warning? Was she crazy for hoping — for a wild, irresponsible moment — that he would choose to grind those sensual lips across hers as punishment for daring to breach their inner sanctum? Yeah, don’t answer that. She already knew — it was fucking lunancy.

About the Author

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USA Today bestselling author Alexx Andria is the pseudonym for RITA-nominated contemporary romance author, Kimberly Van Meter. Born in a small town with a flair for the dramatic, Alexx Andria has a delightfully perverted nature that she hides behind a mischievous smile.

Alexx loves being the life of the party and doesn’t mind one bit being the center of attention (just ask any of her friends or family!)

She loves to write about Alpha men who are wonderfully flawed and just a little dangerous and heroines who are smart and sassy, but just a little vulnerable, too.

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Procrastination Is A Form Of Genius, Right?

By Alexx Andria

USA TODAY bestselling romance author

Writers of all sorts are proficient in the art of procrastination and I’m no different. Don’t get me wrong, I try really hard to stay on track and in the beginning of a project, I’m very proactive but then inevitably the siren call of anything aside from the WIP starts to tickle my ears. I’ve tried all sorts of things to help me stay focused, concentration apps, mood music, aromatherapy candles, ambient noise, locking myself in a room with nothing but my laptop and my muse — but I’m an expert level procrastinator.

I think I’ve figured out why, though. I need the pressure. I work best somewhere between burgeoning worry and all-out-deadline-panic. My best work is squeezed out of my brain when I’m so consumed with my deadline that I allow nothing else in. Often, I go into a writing frenzy when I’m really stressed about making it and in those frenetic writing jags, I can get 10,000 words in one day — but afterward, I fall into a writing hangover and I’m basically useless for a day or two, so that’s not a very efficient way to get things done.

Funny thing is, I’m not alone. I’ve come to realize that writers are the masters of procrastination and it’s probably just part of everyone’s process at some point. Now, it’s true some of us (possibly me included) just take it to an extreme but all writers can own up to some degree of avoiding what they should be working on.

The question of why is baffling. I love my work. I’m so blessed to be able to do what I do for a living so why do I practice such avoidance?

I think it’s fear. Fear of what, you ask? Writers are a neurotic bunch. We put ourselves into each book, each novella and short story so when we release something new into the world, there’s always the possibility that readers won’t enjoy it, that somehow we’ll miss the mark and completely alienate our fans, and our career will end. I know, I know…we’re neurotic. Or perhaps the worst fear…that the work we just finished, won’t measure up to the one before it — the one the fans loved. So, instead of facing that fear, we jump willfully into the time-sucking abyss known as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.

But at the end of the day, we simply can’t stay away from our WIP for too long. The characters start jabbering in our heads more loudly than we can stand and then we’re pounding out the words that we could’ve done all along but couldn’t find the courage.

Then something amazing happens…The End starts to come into view and then the excitement builds again. I always catch a second wind when I know I’m nearing the end of a project. There is nothing more satisfying than knowing you’ve done it — you’ve reached The End of yet another WIP and you can breathe again.

Only to start again with the next WIP waiting its turn before you can blink.

Sometimes, months after a project has come and gone, I’ll reopen the file and skim a few scenes only to be quietly shocked at how well it came together. I’m even more shocked when I read a particularly evocative scene that I don’t remember writing. I know it must’ve come out of one of those writing frenzies and that’s when I realize that my crazy process works.

And that’s probably why writers procrastinate — that’s where the magic starts.

Giveaway

3 $10.00 Amazon Gift Cards and 2 Backlist Ebook Titles

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