Thursday, March 12, 2015

The Vanilla Bet by Ella Ermerson-Guest post by 4Wills publishing

I am pleased to host Ella on my blog and believe you will enjoy the blog tour along with the book.

Excerpt from The Vanilla Bet


While we eat, he produces a champagne bottle and two flute glasses. The cork pops at his expert hands and he pours us each a glass. 

Handing me a glass, I shake my head and laugh, “Wow, you sure are trying hard to impress me.”

He stops pouring and sets the champagne bottle down, stalking over to me. He places both hands on either side, resting them on the arms of the chair. Leaning in close, super close, he whispers softly, “I wouldn’t say that, I would just say that I am trying.”

Aww, love, hearts, swoon, stars float through my head and I remind my girly parts to calm down.

His lips are so close to mine, I take a deep breath and smile.

Dark bottomless eyes dumbfound me. The depth of which has no beginning and no end.

A panty-melting smile breaks from his lips and I utter, “Oh.”

He walks back to his seat and raises his glass. “To a new beginning.”

I glance sideways at him as I clink my glass with his. “Cheers.”

I sip on the bubbly fizz and am happy I’m here tonight. Letting the bubbles calm the butterflies, I smile at how relaxed I am. The thought of dating had scared me before, but now I feel secure with Trace.

“So, back to corny 80’s chick flicks, which is your favorite?” I ask, placing my glass on the table. Turning to face him, he snaps his head back in laughter.

“Oh you can’t be serious.” He smiles.

“I’ll tell you mine, if you tell me yours.” I singsong.

“No, I want to know what your favorite horror movie is.” He says, taking another sip of his drink.

“Ok, you first.”

He mulls it over rubbing his hands together. “I think I would say, umm, Footloose.”

I laugh, “No way, so have you always liked men?”

“I’m not gay if that’s what you’re suggesting.” He smiles, rubbing his fingers through his straight black hair.

“Oh no, I would never. I mean every guy’s favorite movie is Footloose.”

I hum the theme song when he cuts in. “I never said it was my favorite movie, sweetheart.” His eyes grow serious as he glares. “And I can prove my love for woman if you’d like me to show you.” He says, running his finger down his jaw, suggestively.

My insides are a complete pile of goo, as I blink, rapidly. I try to pick up my jaw off the floor as I recover, “Ok, my turn.” I sputter out as quickly as possible.

“Right, what is your favorite horror movie?” He asks, leaning back in the chair and stretching his arms behind his head.

I gulp as I try to remember my favorite horror flick, truth be told I hate horror movies. They frighten me, but picking a movie at random, I sputter, “Friday the 13th.”

He leans closer and removes his arms from their resting place. “No it’s not.” His eyes penetrate right into the lying part of my brain and pulls out my fib as if he had the blueprints.

“Well to be honest, I don’t care for horror movies.” I confess.

“Too scary?”

“Yes, I can’t sleep at night after watching one.”

He smiles and leans even closer as he grabs the champagne glass. “I can help keep you safe.”

I roll my eyes, “Typical guy comment.”

He chuckles, confused. “What?”

“That is a typical guy comment, when the girl says ‘I get scared watching scary movies’ the big guy leans over and says, ‘Don’t worry baby, I’ll keep you safe’. It is just a reason for guys to put their paws all over girls.” I bat my eyelashes to him and smile.

Trace Weston lives in the beautiful Palm Beaches. A college student who would rather party his life away than accept his father's company. He loses a bet at a college party and has to have a "vanilla" relationship with a girl he has never met.

Vanessa Summers, moved to Florida to attend college for her love of the arts. She also left behind a dark past that haunts her every day. She meets Trace and is instantly taken with his irresistible charm. Will she be able to keep her secrets hidden? Will Trace be able to help her find the answers to what she is searching for? Will they be able to find who and what is trying to keep them apart?

This book is not suitable for persons under the age of 18. STRONG LANGUAGE, SEXUAL MATERIAL, and INTENSE VIOLENCE.




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