Monday, May 11, 2015


TITLE: Vibrizzio
AUTHOR: Nicki Elson
GENRE: Contemporary Romance
RELEASE DATE: April 21, 2015
PUBLISHER: Swoon Romance
PAGES: Approx. 260

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Lyssa Bates doesn’t need a man. Not when the world is fully-stocked with double A batteries and a wide array of options in Amazon’s health and sexual wellness category. After yet another failed relationship, the twenty-six-year-old investment analyst is convinced that real guys aren’t ever going to live up to her expectations—so why should she bother with them? She’s determined to keep her dating life purely electronic…though she occasionally fantasizes about Hayden King, the delicious new associate she just got partnered with at work.

While Lyssa manages her romantic risks by deleting men from of the equation, the ever-charming Hayden protects his heart by diversifying his love life across multiple women. As the two young professionals travel together around the country for business, their flirty working relationship develops into a close friendship that hurtles toward something more. Between hot tub confessions in Baltimore, an accidental kiss in Dallas, and an all-nighter in Chicago, Hayden proves himself to be better than any fantasy.


     She was already five minutes late to meet Hayden in the lobby. After the long day they’d had, she’d planned to order room service and watch TV in her room, but since they only had one night in Boston, Hayden had convinced her to take in some of the local flavor, literally, and at least go out for fresh seafood, a rare treat for the two Midwesterners.
     Hayden had both surprised and impressed Lyssa on this trip. She’d already witnessed his rare combination of high intelligence and magnetic personality. In New York, she’d also seen signs that perhaps he was more sincere than she’d initially judged him to be. He’d scored several points by his show of confidence in her at Ardent’s offices, and she had to admit he wasn’t unpleasant to spend time with.  
     When she stepped out of the elevator into the lobby, she spotted him talking with a man behind the front desk. Her partner turned, and when his eyes landed on her, they opened a little wider and his lips spread into a grin. He nodded a thank you to the concierge and moved toward her. “Lookin’ good, Bates.”
     A spontaneous smile flickered onto her face. It was her first time seeing him out of his power suit, and she liked the softer shade his pale gray oxford gave to his irises.  
     “I was just getting recs for decent restaurants within walking distance,” he said. “How does a cozy, little Italian place sound?”
     “You know—small, darkish, lots of candlelight.” He leaned in and lowered his voice to practically a growl. “Intimate.” He was close enough that his warm breath brushed over her lips.
     “I have a boyfriend.” The words were out before she could snatch them back. 
     Hayden let out a quick chuckle and straightened his posture, pulling away from her as a result. “And I’m not interested. I was only defining the word cozy. If you think your boyfriend would prefer for us to eat a Filet-O-Fish at a brightly-lit McDonalds, I’m sure we could find one.”
     “No … yeah, that’s fine. The Italian place, I mean. I’m sorry, I misunderstood … but you did the droopy eye thing, and I thought … ”
     He smirked, letting Lyssa know there was no need to expand on what she’d thought. 
     “Okay,” she said, determined to bring them back to where they’d been thirty seconds earlier. “We’ve firmly established that neither one of us is remotely interested in the other, so can we please go get some food now? I’m starving.”

About the Author...

Writing wasn't something Nicki set out to do; it just sort of happened when she realized writing reports was by far her favorite part of her investment consulting position. She traded stock allocation and diversification for story arcs and dialogue and now weaves her creative writing time in with the other activities of her busy life with her family in the Chicago suburbs. 

Nicki writes with two goals in mind: #1 to keep the characters realistic, even when their circumstances are anything but, and #2 to make the reader feel. Watch for her new title Vibrizzio, coming in 2015 from Swoon Romance. Her published works include Three Daves, a light-hearted romantic romp through a 1980s college campus, Divine Temptation, a romantic novel of angelic proportions, and Hans & Greta: a Twisted Fairy Tale Novella. Her published short stories include “Sway” (available as a single), “I Don’t Do Valentine’s Day” (part of A Valentine Anthology), and “Impressionism 101” (included in the debut issue of Insatiable: The Magazine of Paranormal Desire.

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  1. It sounds awesome! My kind of book :)

    1. I know, mine too Judy. I'm really looking forward to getting my hands on this one :D Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Looks like a great book. Thanks for the chance

  3. Thanks for being on the tour, Hazel! :)

  4. Sounds great. Thanks for the chance to win.

    1. Thanks for stopping by Nancy and good luck in the giveaway!

  5. sounds like this will be hot, but that there is more to it than just the eroticism. looking forward to reading it. thanks for the giveaway!

    1. So glad you stopped by and thanks for entering. Good luck <3

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    1. Glad you enjoyed it. Good luck in the giveaway <3


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