Friday, February 28, 2014

Because of Luke by F.X.Scully: Book Blitz with Excerpt

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Because of Luke

by F.X. Scully

Lewiston Blues #1

Publication: February 28th, 2014

New Adult Contemporary Romance

Music, love and sibling rivalry…all Because of Luke.

Three years ago, Shannon was a wild child. Parties, boys. You name it, she did it. But she's changed and the only way to truly turn things around is to finish college and hop on a plane to…anywhere else. Until an unexpected encounter throws her off track.

Sheila’s been covering for her big sister for as long as she can remember. Now it’s her turn. But her rebellious plans don’t include small-town fun. She’s got her eye on something better—a group of budding rock stars and a summer-long tour.

In the middle of the sisters lands Luke, a determined college student who’s pretty sure he just met his soulmate. But loyalty to his big brother means leaving her behind to go on a three-month tour with his band. Desperate to get over the girl, he soon becomes entranced with the groupie who’s come along for the ride only to find he’ll have to make a tough choice—and not without breaking some hearts along the way.

Because of Luke is a bittersweet New Adult romance that begins in the Summer of 1991.

** This book contains profanity, alcohol and drug use, and explicit sex scenes. It is intended for individuals 18+ **

A sneak peek inside Because of Luke


“You have a sexy voice, Shannon. Anyone ever tell you that?”
I can’t help but giggle, as stupid as it makes me feel. By the look on his face, it’s clearly the reaction he wants.
“I can’t say anyone’s ever pointed it out before.”
“Well you do. It’s not high pitched and whiny like some girls, or bubbly and ditzy like others. You don’t rush through your sentences or say ‘like’ after every word. You know what you sound like?”
“What I sound like? I sound like a thing?”
He nods. “Like Middle C.”
At this, I laugh. “That’s seriously cheesy.” A blush creeps onto his face and I bite back another laugh. “But sweet. Thank you.” We stare at each other for a few seconds before I look away. “So you came here to tell me my voice sounds like a musical note?”
He props both hands on the roof of my car, leaning further into the window. “I came here to tell you that as sweet as you sound, hearing your voice isn’t enough. I needed to see you. To say a proper goodbye.” He nods over his shoulder. “Wanna get out of here with me?”
“I…” This was supposed to be the night. I was going to go home, sneak the Peach Schnapps I snagged earlier in my backpack, go upstairs and drink my misery away. Maybe even touch myself while I thought of him. That was my goodbye. I was home free. I’d managed to avoid anymore time spent alone with this guy and maintain my reclaimed good-girl badge. Now here he stands, practically begging me to do things I know I’ll regret in the morning. The worst part? I can’t think of any excuse not to.
I clear my throat. “Um…”
“I figured since it’s Saturday night.” He glances at his watch. “And still kind of early, we could go do something. I leave in the morning, remember?”
I nod. “Yeah, I remember.”
“So do you want to do something or not?”
I press my lips together, like it will somehow keep the answer that’s at the tip of my tongue from slipping out.
Of course I want to. It doesn’t mean I should though. I should just peel out of here right now, while I have the chance. It’d be totally lame, but at least there’s a good chance I’ll never see him again.
Lucas doesn’t give me the opportunity to respond. “Your choice, you can follow, I can drive, or…” His gaze shifts to the passengers seat. “I can hop in.”
It’s one night Shannon. And like you said, there’s a good chance you’ll never see him again.
I pull the corner of my bottom lip into my mouth and clear my throat. “Hop in.”

F.X. Scully

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F.X. Scully loves romance, but she doesn't write your typical Happily Ever After. Because let's face it, in the real world, it can sometimes take a lot of angst and pain before you get there. And some of us never do. But since most of us pick up books to escape the real world, her stories don't lack hot boyfriends and sexy encounters. Neither will she leave you completely heart broken, sobbing into a tub of ice cream. Rest assured you'll be on a roller coaster, but you'll be glad you went along for the ride.

F.X. is the author of TWO THOUSAND 3 (November 2013) and BECAUSE OF LUKE (February 2014).

$10 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card {INT}
• One (1) $10 Amazon/B&N gift card, Godiva Chocolate Lover's gift set, and Because of Luke eBook {USA/CAN}

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