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Friday, November 27, 2015

The Long (or short) way from Romance to Erotica - Nashville Nights Boxed Set by Stacey Mosteller

- 18+ "If you are looking for sexy romance, with a light amount of angst a sexy male lead and cool supporting characters, this is it. The book is a great debut, and an awesome start to the series!" - Goodreads, TJLovestread about Book #1


Publication date: November 27th, 2015

Save Me From Myself (Nashville Nights  1)
Tragedy and betrayal sent her running…
And now she’s starting over far away from the person she used to be.

Lyric Hayes tried to be the perfect daughter and the perfect girlfriend, but those days are over. She’s ready to begin again with a vow to herself: no relationships, no complications, and no turning back.

Easier said than done…

Confident, successful, and charming David Pearson makes her vow nearly impossible. He has it all, and David knows better than anyone not to judge someone by what’s on the surface. Wanting to own her heart, he’ll do anything to gain her trust and save her from herself. But David’s family could have secrets and baggage of their own, which could send Lyric packing and on the run once again. Is his past just another version of a song Lyric has heard before?

Never Wanted More (Nashville Nights 1.5)
Originally part of the Southern Seduction Box Set
Never Wanted More is book 1.5 in the Nashville Nights series
Peyton Williams is spoiled, entitled and a little too stuck up. The daughter of an influential Mayor and a socialite mother, she’s trying to get through college and make her own path. She’s perfectly happy being a loner until Spring semester when she gets not only a roommate, but a math tutor.

Wyatt Parker is the boy from the wrong side of town. Known as the son of the town tramp, he jumps at the scholarship to play basketball in Nashville where no one knows his roots. Spending this semester tutoring a friend’s snobby roommate wasn’t what he envisioned, but Peyton quickly gets under his skin.

Peyton never wanted more until she met Wyatt, but is she willing to be what he needs?

Everything I Shouldn’t: Jeremy & SarahBeth #1 (Nashville Nights 2)
It’s been eight days, sixteen hours and forty-seven minutes since life as I know it ended. I know, it sounds so melodramatic and teen-soap worthy, but it’s the truth. Eight days, sixteen hours and forty-seven minutes since David found out. Since he kicked Jeremy out, ended their friendship and told me I could never see him again.

I didn’t plan on David getting suspicious, and I definitely didn’t plan on getting caught. My selfishness has cost Jeremy everything, my brother won’t even look at me, Lyric must hate me for practically blackmailing her to keep silent and my best friend is barely speaking to me.

Now my life is full of secrets and lies. The people around me have been affected by the choices I’ve made and the lies I’ve told. But what will they do when they discover the biggest secret of them all?

Jeremy is everything I shouldn’t want, and the person I can’t live without.

Everything I Need: Jeremy & SarahBeth #2 (Nashville Nights 3)
SarahBeth Pearson has made mistakes, and I might just be the biggest one of them all. After spending months keeping secrets and lying to everyone close to us, it’s all fallen apart and we are each left alone to pick up the pieces.

I’ve loved SarahBeth in one form or another her entire life. The steps that brought us closer together weren’t easy for me to take. After letting her dictate our relationship, I’ve found myself practically homeless and estranged from my closest friends.

Now I’m left trying to move on, finding a new place to live and getting everything I need in order, while she’s trying to mend her broken heart. There’s just one problem…SarahBeth’s still keeping secrets – and her secret just might change everything.

Pretending He’s You (Nashville Nights 4)
Part One of Two
Olivia Barrett’s always had a weakness for bad boys and Tyler Chamberlain is no exception. His tattoos, his piercings, and even the fact that he has a girlfriend doesn’t keep her away.

Interested in Tyler since she first saw him pick up a guitar, she’s been trying to find ways to be with him for years. He’s the one Livvie runs to when she needs a friend, the one who makes her laugh and holds her when she needs to cry. Unfortunately, they are never single at the same time and sneaking around is getting old.

Now, tired of making bad decisions, Livvie’s making changes. Her friends are all starting to grow up and she doesn’t want to be left behind. Terrified her friends are moving on without her, she’s determined to make things work with Emmett, her on-again off-again boyfriend since high school.

The only problem? Tyler isn’t ready to let her go. Despite her boyfriend and his girlfriend, these two are drawn together like magnets. When she’s with Emmett she wishes she was with Tyler and vice versa.

Will Livvie ever get tired of pretending and pick one guy? Or will she keep bouncing back and forth between the two of them indefinitely?
Note: This book contains themes of infidelity which may be a trigger for some readers
This book contains adult situations and is recommended for 18+

The Long (or short) way from Romance to Erotica 

Romance and Erotica, or Erotic Romance, are two genres that people constantly interchange. Romance novels can be erotic, and Erotica can be romantic. I categorize the books I write as Romance, though some of them are more erotic than others. My first book has seven sexually explicit scenes, while another only has two. 

It used to be that romance novels were seen as these books women were hiding under their mattress, shoving in a drawer, and just embarrassed to be seen reading in general. Now, in a post Fifty Shades world, we’re not so quick to shove them in a box. For example, I used to work for a company that was extremely conservative. In fact, I was told when I first started and mentioned that I was a book blogger (at the time) not to tell anyone about the books I read. 

“Have you read Fifty?” was a question that was whispered around the building, but everyone was very careful to only talk about it away from management for fear they’d be looked down on. Imagine their surprise when I released my first book. Suffice it to say, I no longer work for the company, though they didn’t push me out or fire me because of my writing. It just seemed easier to stop working there than to worry about their perception. 

For me, the line between Romance and Erotica (not Erotic Romance) is the amount of romantic build up in the story. Romance is more about the love, the build of the relationship, while Erotica is more steamy sex than romance. Then, there’s Erotic Romance which balances the two. Erotic Romance is my favorite genre to read. The relationships, along with the passion and the sexual relationship between the characters is the perfect blend of genres. Even if I’m usually extremely jealous of the women in books!

About the author:
Stacey is the New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Author of Second Chances and Shadows of the Past (co-authored with H.M. Ward), the Nashville Nights, Two Sisters and Nashville U series (coming late 2015 from Swoon Romance).

She is also a wife, mother, writer and self-professed bookwhore – not necessarily in that order! As the mother of three growing boys, her Kindle has become her temporary escape from the insanity of boys, dogs and her husband. Stacey can usually be found curled up with her iPad when she’s supposed to be writing or creating endless Spotify playlists!

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Stephanie LaPlante said...

Thanks for the awesome giveaway

Linda Romer said...

Nashville Nights sounds awesome ♡ Thank you

Joseph Hawkshaw said...

Looks very good.

Rita Wray said...

Sounds like a great read.

LibriAmoriMiei said...

Thanks for the giveaway

nurmawati djuhawan said...

thx u for hosting :)

Ally Swanson said...

I enjoyed reading the guest post and learning about this book series. These books sound very interesting and intriguing! Looking forward to checking out these books!

Juana said...

I can't wait to read these stories.

Jan Lee said...

I like the definitions of Erotica and Romance that were prsented :)

Richard Brandt said...

At last, we don't have to hide these covers under the covers!

Danielle merkle said...

Thank you for the giveaway!

Unknown said...

Sounds like a great read, and the cover is so nice too!!

Unknown said...

I'm looking forward to reading the series. Thanks for sharing it with us.