Monday, July 4, 2022

Book Blitz and Giveaway: Revel in You (Determined #3) by Scarlett Se Leva

Title: Revel In You
Series: Determined #3
Author: Scarlett Se Leva
Publisher: Bookends Publishing
Publication Date: June 30th 2022
Print Length: 119 pages
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance

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Simone Goodman.
The only girl I’ve loved.
Until she ripped my heart out.

It’s been five years since I’ve laid eyes on her.
Five years since she was mine.

I told myself never again.
But truth be told I still yearn to indulge in her.
To get lost in her touch.

I plan to own the one thing she’s denied me.
Her heart.

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EXCERPT:
We sit at the table at Southern House. It’s the first time Tinea and Craig are getting to meet Emily. Craig pre-warned me Tinea wasn’t thrilled about meeting Emily, but she promised to keep an open mind. She understands her dream of Simone and I being together is futile.

Emily and I have been dating for six weeks. I’m giving her a chance, and more importantly giving myself a chance to find a suitable companion. To stop closing myself off from relationships, not comparing every woman to Simone. Nothing is wrong with there being differences.

Emily cannot meet my eyes without two pink spots flaring on her cheek. Although Emily has a light and soft voice there’s a trace of snootiness whenever she speaks, but she’s a keen listener. I love the way her voice gets softer and her entire creamy skin flushes when she’s in the mood to play.

Am I forcing my heart to be into it? Most likely yes, but if I don’t force my heart, I will wake up one day and wonder what happened to my life. A life consumed with work isn’t a life at all as April likes to continuously point out.

So here we are sitting at this southern restaurant sharing a meal with my friends.

Tinea looks across the table at Emily skeptically and pouts.

Yeah, it’s not Simone, their personalities are very different. In the past week I’ve learned that Emily likes to correct people in every way possible. She’s like a walking encyclopedia. She knows everything or so she thinks.

“I want to go to Iceland to see the Northern Lights.” Tinea eyes smile at the thought.

“It’s actually Norway,” Emily corrects

“I don’t think so.” Tinea brow puckers. “I’m sure it’s Iceland.”

“It’s Norway. A friend of mine went last year and said the view is spectacular.”

“Or maybe we can go to Finland.” Tinea nudges Craig’s shoulder. “If this one will put in a request to take some time off after Christmas.”

“I’m working on it.” Craig smiles and places a kiss on Tinea’s forehead.

“That sounds fun,” I say as I cut into my smothered pork chops. “So, how’s the housing market?”

“It’s great, it’s a seller’s market.” Her eyes glisten. “When are you going to give me the exclusive on that building of yours?”

Direct and straight to the point.

“My friend is a great realtor; you should have him represent you,” Emily says.

We all pause, a pregnant silence follows Emily’s statement. I turn to look at her in awe. My mouth opens in shock. Tinea does not reply, instead she glowers at Emily.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Scarlett Se Leva writes unexpected, steamy, suspenseful romance.

When Scar isn’t busy penning her next book, you can find her with her family watching movies, drinking wine, curled up in a corner with a book or running after her three daughters.


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17 comments:

  1. The excerpt is interesting. Thank you for sharing it.

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  2. Looks like a sexy romance. Thank you

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  3. this sounds like an exciting book

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  4. David HollingsworthJuly 4, 2022 at 5:19 PM

    Happy Monday!

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  5. Sounds great! I like the cover and excerpt.

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  6. Sounds good!!

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  7. The book sounds great, best of luck with the success of it!

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  8. I enjoyed the excerpt. Thank you for the giveaway!

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  9. looks like a fun one

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  10. My daughter would enjoy this book

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  11. It is always interesting to discover an author who is new to me.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  12. I'm so ready for good reads for the summer, this is on my list!

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