Friday, June 21, 2013

Romancing the R.A. Book Blitz!


Romancing the R.A. (Campus Romance #1)
Release Date: 05/28/13

Summary from Goodreads:
Noelle Buckman is looking forward to making a fresh start in college, one that doesn’t involve immature high school boys. The second she steps on campus for freshman orientation, she can sense the possibilities. Especially when she spots Andy, a resident advisor who’s not just hot but also thoughtful enough to open doors for a girl. 

And Andy has his eye on Noelle. Even when her nerves take control and she thinks she comes off as a hillbilly with no direction, Andy can see what she’s really like and he’s more than a little interested.

But orientation is less than two full days and there’s an entire summer between Noelle and Andy. Will her attempt to romance the R.A. be as short-lived as college orientation?

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***Excerpt***
He’s stunned at first and doesn’t move. I start to pull away, thinking I’ve made a huge mistake, but then I feel Andy’s hand on my lower back, pulling me closer. His lips part, and he deepens the kiss.

Every inch of me is on fire. Andy’s an incredible kisser, but the position we’re in is awkward. I reach my hands up and bury my fingers in his hair, which prompts him to lift me onto his lap. Much better. Our bodies are pressed so close I can feel every inch of him. My lungs are screaming for air, but I’m not willing to give in to them. I’ve been dying to kiss Andy ever since he first smiled at me, and I’ll be damned if I’m backing away that quickly.

His hands move up my back to my hair, and he pulls my head back gently exposing my neck. His lips trail down my jaw and to the nape of my neck. I bite my lip to stifle a moan, but it manages to slip out anyway. Andy slowly eases off, opening his eyes to see my reaction. I debate pulling his lips back to mine, but for the moment I drape my arms around his shoulders and just stare into his baby blue eyes.

“Wow.”

He can say that again. “Yeah.”

“I can honestly say that’s the first time I didn’t have to make the first move.”

“And it’s the first time I ever made the first move.”
           

He smiles. “Then I’m honored.” He leans forward and places a single kiss on my neck. His hips rise under me, and I know exactly where he’s hoping this is going to lead. My body is screaming for his touch, but I don’t want to be that girl. The one who goes off to college and sleeps with the first guy she meets. As much as I want Andy, I can’t do this right now.

About the Author
Ashelyn Drake is a New Adult and Young Adult romance author represented by Lauren Hammond of ADA Management. Look for her debut New Adult romance, Romancing the R.A., from S.B. Addison Books!

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38 comments:

  1. Ah, young love! lol

    I should get this for my daughter to remind her what it's like to have a crush again. :)

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    1. I hope she enjoys it. It just went live on Barnes and Noble too so anyone with a Nook can find it here: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/romancing-the-ra-ashelyn-drake/1115745655?ean=2940016740102

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    2. Young love is great, isn't it?

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  2. Good luck with this one. Thank you for allowing me to read it in advance.

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    1. I appreciate you reading it in advance for me, Terrie!

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  3. This was such a cute novella!

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  4. I just saw this yesterday! Sounds great and nice excerpt!

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  5. I know I've said this before, but I think it bears repeating.

    3 words: Love the Speedo :-)

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  6. I might have to check this out ;) Interesting excerpt!

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  7. Great excerpt! Thanks for sharing.

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  8. Sounds like a great summer read and a reminder of those exciting college days. (I was already married when I attended college, so I didn't experience them.) :)

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    1. I hope that it's exactly that for my readers who have already been through college.

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  9. Terrific excerpt! Congratulations, Ashelyn!

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  10. This sounds like a fun read and a perfect read for anyone in college (or who wans to reminisce about the college years). Thanks for sharing. :)

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  11. This looks like a fun read. Thanks for sharing!

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  12. Sounds like a great read. I love to read romances during the summer. I don't know why. Beaches and vacation and romance all seem to go well with each other!

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  13. Great cover and excerpt.

    Thank for listing the giveaway.

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  14. Sizzling scene! Love the cover and looking forward to reading more. Oh, how I remember those days.

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  15. Hot scene. Gorgeous cover. Sounds like a fun read.

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  16. I need to write more kissing scenes. I think my current count is...three? I know. Pathetic.

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    1. Nah, not pathetic. Especially if you plan to write more.

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