Friday, April 19, 2013

Blog Tour {Excerpt & Giveaway}—The Prelude by KaSonndra Leigh

Stopping by The LUV'NV today is The Prelude blog tour, organized by AToMR Tours!
Read an excerpt from this New Adult Contemporary Romance, and you can enter to win an eBook copy!

The Prelude
by KaSonndra Leigh
Book #1 of A Musical Interlude  series
Publication: March 31st 2013 by KaSonndra Leigh Books, LLC
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance

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After finishing design school six months ago, Erin Angelo left her tragic past behind in the States and started a new life in Milan, Italy. Burying the grief, silencing her demons, and living a life without any real attachments has worked well for her so far. But when Erin secures her first real job as a budding clothing designer, her controlled world is shaken to its core by the mysteriously sexy director of the local symphony.

Alek Dostov is a man who knows what he wants and how to get it. He’s successful, hot, the son of a millionaire, and women all over the world flock to see one of his performances. For Alek, Erin represents the ultimate challenge: sexy, smart, and unaffected by his charms ... or so she thinks. Just like Erin, Alek avoids attachments that leave him emotionally vulnerable. But unlike Erin, his pursuit of all things pleasurable is ruthless.

Knowing how wary they both are concerning any kind of committed relationship, Alek finds a way to pursue Erin, satisfying the intense attraction between them without sacrificing the freedom they both enjoy. Sometimes the deepest passion brings out the darkest emotions. And Erin finds herself completely unprepared for the forbidden world of the young maestro and his truths and even his secrets, as she struggles to deal with her own.

Music, passion, betrayal and forbidden love spun together in one of the most romantic cities in the world.

This novel contains sexual situations and mature language. It is intended for an audience at 17+ years of age.

Alek Makes a Proposal

Never have I seen such bewitching dark eyes with so much fire riding inside them. No, that’s not entirely true. I have seen them once before under a more harsh circumstance,something I’ll spend a lifetime trying to forget.
“Who are you, Erin Angelo?” I ask before I even realize I’ve spoken the words.
She frowns. “What? I’m your designer. Are you okay, Maestro?”
“Stop calling me that. I’m Alek.” I snap out of her spell, clear my throat, and stand up tall.
“Right. I know. Also known as,” she leans over and whispers the next two words, “my boss.”
“Well, your boss has yet another proposition for you to consider,” I begin. “I’ve decided to add a singer to Requiem’s interlude. I’d very much like for that person to be you.”
Her eyes widen, and I wonder if she’s about to have another asthma attack. “I’m sorry, but I can’t.” Fear swims in her eyes. I won’t give up this easily.
“No? Just like that? No thinking about it; or considering what doors could open for you by doing this?” I ask.
“I enjoy what I’m doing, Alek. What you’re asking me to do, it makes me feel ...” She sighs and shakes her head before continuing. “It’s something I just can’t do. I’m sorry.”
“Think about it before you throw away a chance most people would die to have,” I suggest.
“Alek, my dear brother,” Adriana says, coming over to wedge herself in-between us. “I need to talk to Erin.” She’s already dressed for rehearsal with the ballet group she belongs to. I’m proud of the way my sister has worked hard to make a name for herself in the world of dancing dolls.
She turns to Erin. “Erin I got something for you. It took me all night to make, but isn’t it beautiful?” Adriana holds up a square piece of fabric with several stitches across the middle and sides. There’s no pattern to the design. It reminds me of something that might’ve been created for a horror movie. The best looking thing about it is the light blue color.
Erin passes a knowing glance in my direction before she says, “Okay. That’s ... I’ve never seen anything so, um, eye-catching.”
“It’s a handkerchief. I made designs on the fabric too. Are you impressed?” Adriana hands Erin her gift. She takes it without hesitating and genuinely responds to my sister in a positive way. Glancing back at me, my sister’s smile fades. “I’m interrupting something, aren’t I?”
“No,” Erin says right away.
“Yes,” I respond back.
Erin glances at her watch and says, “I really need to be going. I have a session with my therapist that I rescheduled for today. Thanks again, Adriana.” She waves and walks away, leaving me standing there shuffling through every play I’ve ever made on a female before, hoping that somehow I can find one for a woman who somehow manages to move like the wind.

KaSonndra Leigh

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I live in the City of Alchemy and Medicine, North Carolina. I write about people doing fantastical things in magical worlds. Sometimes they fall for each other and make sacrifices for their friends. Oh, and sometimes they love music and nature too. I live with my two sons,a guinea pig, a cat, and two dogs. Now that I have completed my MFA in creative writing, I find that I have a little extra time to play CLUE more often. I live in an L-shaped house dedicated to my grandmother. It has a secret library complete with fairies, venetian plastered walls, and a desk made out of clear blue glass.

The Lost Immortals: When Copper Suns Fall is my debut novel.

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1 comment:

  1. I am really excited to read this book! Thank you for the excerpt and giveaway!