Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Down to You released early at Book Bash

Just wanted to reiterate to those attending Book Bash that you'll be the first able to purchase the new Down to You paperbacks!  Wahoooooooo!  Book-A-Million is stocking both Down to You and The Wild Ones:). I'm so excited!!!!  Can't wait to see you there!!!!

Also, for those attending the Passionistas on Sunday in Nashville, these titles will also be available at the Barnes and Noble there, but the lovely Janet already told you that:)

Safe travels everybody!

Monday, June 24, 2013

Need more Cash? Giveaway and the exclusive excerpt

I'm on a roll, people! I just love giving stuff away, and now that I've got Cash back on the brain, I'm like a maniac!  Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah

So what's up for grabs now?  Not one, not two, not even three, but FOUR signed paperbacks of the new edition of Down to You, which comes out July 2nd, along with Bad Boys postcards and a raffle ticket to go with each, which I'll be using to draw for an Everything for Us ARC in August. OMG I'm so excited just thinking about that!  Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee  Anywho, you get the idea, right?

What do you have to do?  Well, it's easy as pie to enter.  You have two options, one of which you can do every single day if you want to. The details are in that Rafflecopter widget right over there ------------------> on my sidebar:)  The contest starts Monday, June 24th and ends Monday, July 1st at noon.

And just so you know, I'll be leaving for Nashville and UtopYA Con on Wednesday the 26th, so you might notice that I'm curiously absent.  I'll be there until Friday when I leave for Orlando to attend Book Bash on Saturday the 29th.  After that, I'll be heading back to Nashville on Sunday for the Passionistas signing at the Barnes and Noble-Vanderbilt.  OMG what a crazy and fabulous week ahead!  *dances around*  Luckily, I thrive on crazy;)

Now, for those of you who missed it, this is the role-played scene between Cash and Olivia. I thought it might answer a question I know many of you have.  *winks*  Just know that this is intended for mature readers, 18 and over, and it contains spoilers.  If that's all fine and good with you, then enjoy!!

THE STRANGER IN MY BEDROOM

(Olivia)  In Cash's apartment behind Dual, I slip on one of his shirts, as I so often do. And I muse.  I’ve never asked Cash about that first night we were together, when he crept into my room, but I’ve always wondered what he was thinking.  Thoughts of what that first time was like have me feeling suddenly too warm for clothes.
Olivia: “So that night you came into my room…”

(Cash) I glance at Olivia as she comes out of the bathroom wearing my shirt.  I can tell by the way she’s looking at me that she’s been having dirty thoughts.  She gets this flushed look about her when she’s turned on.  And tonight she’s gonna bring me along for the ride.  We both know I’m always up for a hot ride.
Cash:  “What about that night?”
(Cash) I take a step toward her

(Olivia) He’s moving closer. He’s already with me, thinking back to that night, to the way it felt that first time.
Olivia:  “What were you thinking? I mean, who were you trying to be?”
(Olivia)  Cash takes another step toward me.

Cash:  “I wasn’t trying to be anybody. I was being myself.”

(Olivia) I take a step away, back toward the bed.
Olivia:  “But you must’ve known that I would be wondering which brother you were.”

(Cash) I take another step toward her.  My blood is already on fire just thinking about what it was like to sneak into her room that night.  To devour her for the first time.  To make her mine.
Cash:  “Yes, I knew.  But I knew it didn't matter.  I knew that I was the best of both people you were attracted to.  Everything you couldn’t resist in BOTH of us.  I knew, whichever you chose, I’d win.  And I did.”

(Olivia)  The backs of my knees hit the bed and I stop

(Cash)  I take one last step.  My chest is brushing hers and she has to look up to see my eyes.

(Olivia) I’m breathless when he’s this close, when he has that look in his eye. Even after all this time.
Olivia:  “Then why didn’t you say something? Why let me wonder?”

(Cash)  I shrug.
Cash:  “I didn’t know if you were ready for both yet.  I would’ve been whoever and whatever you needed me to be that night.  Anything to feel your body against mine.”
(Cash) I reach up and part the shirt she’s wearing. She wears it before bed. Unbuttoned. With nothing underneath but panties.

(Olivia)  I feel the cool air hit my skin when he pushes the shirt off my shoulders.
Olivia:  “What did it feel like for you?  The first time you touched me?”
(Olivia)  I know I’m pushing him, teasing him like this. But he likes it. And so do I.

(Cash)  Even after all this time, no one can make me as hard and as desperate as Olivia.
Cash:  “It felt like heaven.  Like I’d died and gone to heaven.  And gotten everything I’d wished for.”
(Cash) I cup both her perfect breasts and squeeze. Not hard, but just enough to make her catch her breath. 
Cash:  “I remember thinking that these would make any man drop to his knees and beg.”
(Cash) I give her nipples a little pinch and I hear her gasp.
Cash:  “And that.  That little noise that you make when something feels really good… I love that.”

(Olivia)  Cash groans and I resist the urge to close my eyes and throw my head, even though my body is on fire.
Olivia: “Then what?’ I whisper.  “Then what did you feel?”

Cash:  “I felt hungry.”
(Cash)  I bend my head and suck one of her nipples into my mouth.  When she threads her fingers into my hair and pulls, it takes all my willpower not to throw her on the bed and drive my body into hers as hard as I can. Right. This. Minute.

(Olivia)  Suddenly Cash raises his head.  The glint in his eye tells me that he’s turning the tables.  Now it’s Cash that will be doing the teasing. He drops to one knee in front of me.

Cash:  “I kept thinking about what you would taste like, what it would be like to watch your face when I make you come for the first time.”
(Cash)  I run my hands up the insides of her thighs.  She spreads them just enough that I can kiss the damp cotton of her panties.

(Olivia) I’m breathless as drags my panties down my legs.  With weak knees, I step out of them.
Olivia:  “But you didn’t get to see that. You couldn’t see my face.”

Cash:  “No, but I got something even better.”

Olivia:  “What’s that?”

Cash:  “I got to feel what it’s like to be inside you.  When there are no distractions. Not even sight. I could only feel.  How hot you were. How wet you were. How your nipples grazed my chest and how they tasted in my mouth.”

(Olivia)  I can barely stand. I want so much for him to touch me that my bones are weak with it.

Cash:  “How about you?  Do you remember exactly how it felt, the first time I licked you?”
(Cash) I can hear her heavy breathing. I can see by her heavy eyes that she’s coming close to the end of her rope.

Olivia:  “Yes.”

Cash:  “Then tell me.”

Olivia:  “The tip of your tongue was so hot.  All I could think of was that I didn’t want you to stop.  Ever.”

(Cash)  Even as she talks, I’m kissing her stomach, her hips, her thighs, everywhere but where she needs it most.
Cash:  “Then what?”
(Cash) I know the lines are blurring. She’s trapped in a world between that night and what she wants right now.

(Olivia)  I can’t think when he’s touching me like this.  All I know is that I need him. I need him inside me.  Nothing else will soothe this ache.
Olivia:  “Then, when I thought I couldn’t take it anymore, you used your fingers. But still, it wasn’t enough.”

(Cash) I ease one finger into her and she moans. 
Cash:  “Like this?”

Olivia:  “Yes. Just like that.”

Cash:  “And then what?”

(Olivia) I’m getting carried away.  So much faster than I expected.  There are things I want to say.  Things I need to say.
(Olivia) His name on my lips is caught somewhere between a whisper and a moan.
Olivia:  “Cash?”

Cash:  “Hmmm?”
(Cash) I growl, ready to put thought aside and devour her from the outside in.

(Olivia)  I wind my fingers around his wrist to make him stop. It’s one of the hardest things in the world—to make him stop when I want nothing more than for him to continue.
Olivia:  “I need you to know something.”

(Cash) My hand is still against her, my finger unmoving inside her.  Her hot, wet body is squeezing me, begging me for more.  So much more.  But she’s fighting it. 
(Cash) I’m so hard, I ache with the need to be deep inside her.
Cash:  “What’s that?”

(Olivia)  I look down into his eyes, eyes I once thought were black as sin.  I feel everything about me melt—my body, my heart, my soul. 
Olivia:  “Even though my head was telling me that I should want Nash, you know I always wanted you, right?”

(Cash)  So this is what’s been bothering her.
Cash:  “Of course I know that, Olivia. I’m both.  I always knew you loved both sides of me.”

Olivia:  “But if there HAD been two of you, I’d have picked you.”

(Cash) Easing my finger from inside Olivia, I stand to brush my lips across hers.
Cash:  “I know, baby.  But you never had to. For as long as I live, I’ll be everything you ever need if it kills me.  I’ll be your bad boy. I’ll be your knight in shining armor. I’ll be the guy you can take home to dad.  And I’ll be the guy who still makes love to you with him in the next room.  I’m your man, Olivia.  All yours.”

(Olivia) I smile up into his handsome face, feeling both breathlessly passionate and desperately in love.
Olivia: “And I’m all yours.   Every day.  Forever.”

(Cash)  I sweep Olivia off her feet and throw her onto the bed.  She squeals in delight.
Cash:  “Now that you’re done clearing the air, I have something I’d like to show you.”
(Cash) Olivia grins up at me, the twinkle back in her eye.

Olivia:  “You do?  And what’s that?”

(Cash) I put one knee on the bed and crawl toward her.
Cash:  “It’s a surprise.  A really big surprise.”
(Cash) Olivia angles her head on the pillow to watch me as I reach to unbutton my pants.  She brings one finger to her mouth and slips the tip between her teeth. I love it when she does that.

(Cash) As a matter of fact, I love everything she does.  Because she’s mine. And I’m hers.  And we were meant to be together. Forever.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Cash is back! giveaway winners

Wahooooooooooo What a great first week leading up to the re-release of Down to You on July 2!  WOW!  Thank you so, so much to everyone who participated.  It was so much fun to read your comments and see your enthusiasm for Cash:)

First of all, let me just say that both Cash and Olivia reached 500 followers on Twitter, so they'll be roleplaying that BRAND NEW scene on Twitter tomorrow night, TUESDAY, JUNE 18th at 9pm EST.  Tune in to the #TheBadBoysSeries hashtag to watch it unfold.
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Next is the Rafflecopter winner of the signed paperback with new cover of Down to You, a Cash shot glass and a Cash t-shirt.  Her name is Jenny Qu.  Congratulations, girl!  Please email me your mailing address and shirt size to m.leighton.books@gmail.com within 48 hours:)

And finally, the raffle ticket giveaway.  Eeeeeeeeeeep The winning number is 1534.  If your raffle ticket matches that number, please email me a picture of your ticket, your name, address and shirt size to m.leighton.books@gmail.com within 48 hours:)

**UPDATE:  Congratulations to Holly W. who sent me this pic of her winning ticket:) **

 (is anyone else singing "I've got the golden ticket!  I've got the golden ticket!" from Willy Wonka???  No??)

Thank y'all so, so much for playing!  I'll be doing a Twitter giveaway this week, as well as a FB only one early next week.  Stay tuned!!

So much love to y'all!

Have a great week!

8 signed books by 8 different authors GIVEAWAY

I'm so excited to participate in this InkSlinger PR giveaway that includes these fabulous authors!  OMG!  The rafflecopter to enter is on my sidebar.  It runs through this Friday, June 21st.  Wha'cha waiting for?  Go, go, go!

Happy Monday!


Monday, June 10, 2013

DOWN TO YOU--The "Cash is back!" giveaway

Well, I think it's fair to say that I'm super excited!  Squeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee  I may or may not be sitting at my desk right this very second, grinning like I've got a secret.

Okay, I am.

And I do.

Well, sorta.

Here's the thing.  I just got my ARCs of Down to You (I say ARC, because they are the official books with the new covers) and it made the re-release of this story just kind of explode in my head. Sooooooo, I thought I'd do something kind of neat and different and special leading up to its release day, July 2nd.

So here's the deal.  On my sidebar, you'll see a Rafflecopter thingamajig.  All this week, I'll be taking entries for a giveaway, which includes a signed copy of the new cover Down to You, a Cash shot glass and a Cash t-shirt.  To enter, all you have to do is tag me in a tweet or share on Facebook.

"Evidently I'm a terrible bad boy girlfriend." "Nah, you just haven't met the right bad boy yet." #Cash #DownToYou

I'll also be drawing from the Cash raffle tickets I handed out earlier in the year for another prize pack just like that one.  So those are parts one and two.  The third part is where I think it gets pretty interesting.

For those who don't know, there is a Cash Davenport on Facebook (hes'a member of Cashaholics Anonymous- eeeeeeeeeeep) as well as on Twitter (@CashDavenport).  The lovely Olivia is on Twitter, too (@_OliviaTownsend).  If they reach 500 followers each by next week, Cash and Olivia have agreed to role play a brand new, never-before-seen excerpt from Down to You.  How do I know it's never been seen?  Because I'm just now writing it:)  And I must say, I have sooooo missed writing about Cash and Olivia!  OMG  I'm thinking that there might have to be another story for them somewhere along the line.  Just sayin'...  *winks*  Anyway, I thought that would be kind of a neat thing.  And I can give you a hint about what this scene involves.  It has something to do with the infamous bedroom visit.  Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep

**Due to the random suspension of several RP twitter accounts, Cash can now be found at @Cash_Davenport.  It might just take a little longer to reach our goal, but that's okay. We will.  And I've got that scene written and ready to go when we do:) Wahooooooo**  He got his account back June 14th. Thank you Twitter!! 

Okay, so there it is.  Spread the word.  Get your friends to participate. Introduce them to Cash.  I think we could all use a little more Cash in our lives, don't you?  LOL

Have a wonderful week!  I'll see you for the drawing on Monday, June 17th at noon EST


Saturday, June 8, 2013

Cashaholics Anonymous

It's official. We now have a place to go to talk about hot M. Leighton guys in a private setting, as well as a place where I can share with all you Cash-lovers the latest news, tidbits and exclusives, as well as do some goody giveaways.  Wahoooooooooooooo!

Welcome all to Cashaholics Anonymous!  The only admission criteria is that you would willingly submit to a body shot administered by the one and only Cash Davenport.  Think you can handle that?  *winks*

See you there!!


Monday, June 3, 2013

The Big Apple



New York City.  Just saying it conjures so many grand visions and emotions.  I've wanted to visit that great city for as long as I can remember and I finally got to go.  And let me tell you, it doesn't disappoint!  It's everything you could ever expect it to be and more!

I'll just warn you now that I'm terrible about not taking pictures!  My husband did 90% of that and I have yet to download them, but I'm going to share some of the ones I DID have the presence of mind to take.  Most were in the first day or two. LOL  The longer we were there, the more caught up I became and the fewer pictures I took.  I'm such a ditz!  hehe  It doesn't help that I spent most of my time chatting.  I began nearly every encounter with, "Hi, I'm from the south, so I'm very friendly.  What's that building over there?" LOL  I'm happy to say that the vast majority of people were very kind once hearing that. I think they took pity on me, being from out of town and all.  Bahahahaha  But seriously, I met loads of awesome, awesome people!  A couple of cabbies, two waitresses, Dave Parker and three of our doormen were my favorites!

Anyway, here are some of the amazing things I saw and some of the amazing people I met.  Some of them were dear friends, a long time in the making (yet ones I've never met).  It was pure fabulousness!  And if you ever get a chance to go to the Big Apple, GO!  It's something everyone should experience at least once if you can:)

Much love to y'all and HAPPY MONDAY!  I'm off to dive into my next Wild Ones book, Some Like It Wild:)  YAY!

<3

Minxes Jenn and Tina

Maria, making me look like a gutter snipe.  I had just gotten out of the cab ride from Hell with  no AC and the windows down.  OMG!  

Minx Lauren

Me and the wonderful BFF in the worrrrrrrrrrrrrld, Courtney Cole

The super amazing Laurie at Bird Bash Thursday night.  Love her!

My awesome and wonderful editor, Kate Seaver.  I look like I ate two of her sisters:D #Amazon

Manhattan skyline from the Staten Island Ferry. The tall, tall bldg on the left is Freedom Tower. It's awe-inspiring and deeply moving!!


Lady Liberty was closed for repairs, but I got to see her from the water.  She's even more amazing in real life!

St. Patrick's Cathedral is being restored, but you can plainly see how magnificent it is, even surrounded by scaffolding

Best. Breakfast. Ever.  Chocolate Decadence French Toast at Norma's.  OMG

The Empire State Building and Manhattan from the Top of the Rock (Rockefeller Plaza)

"Hand of God" at the Met.  Awesome!

My favorite Degas! I love this painting

This is a Van Gogh I've never seen. I could stare at it for days. It makes me both sad and inspired.

Manhattan from the top of the Met, overlooking Central Park (the dark green)

The only cloudy moment was when the plane touched down.  It was sunny, hot and beautiful the entire rest of the trip!

I don't know how these ended up down here, but...
Minx Teresa

Breakfast at Nougatine with Courtney Cole, Teresa and her mom (left) and Anne Marie with  her sister, Teresa (right) Look at that view of Central Park!
Minx Jenny made a hilarious appearance