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blitzBLOGGERS! If you’re doing the Love, Lex blitz this week GET READY TO PARTY! The fabulous Giselle has sent you everything need to join in the fun. I’ve also listed the Rafflecopter, man candy, quote cards, dream cast, excerpts, etc. below. Enjoy and thank you for the support.

1. Book blurb, jacket cover, buying, and stalking links

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4. Adorable quote cards

5. Naughty excerpt

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8. Rafflecopter info

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LOVE, LEX (The Undergrad Years #1) Released in Paperback

I’d forgotten how fabulous a paperback can feel in your hands till Love, Lex came in the mail. I was fortunate enough to work with Cover It! Designs on my book jacket. Ari does amazing work.

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You can order a copy of Love, Lex (The Undergrad Years #1) from CreateSpace and Amazon.

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Love, Lex Man Candy Quote Cards

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Love, Lex (The Undergrad Years #1) blurb, buying links, and cover

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BOOK BLURB:

LOVE, LEX (The Undergrad Years #1)
by AVERY ASTER
Contemporary New Adult Romance/Coming Of Age
Foreword by Belle Aurora
Cover Design by Cover It! Designs
Interior Page Design by IRONHORSE Formatting
eBook List Price $2.99
Paperback List Price: $8.65
218 Pages

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This summer, I’d planned to celebrate my eighteenth birthday in Europe with my fellow Manhattanites—Taddy Brill, Blake Morgan, and Vive Farnworth—until I caught my boyfriend screwing my mother. According to the police report, this vomit-inducing incident happened around the same time I’d supposedly blown-up my mother’s penthouse. Like I’m walking around Soho with a stick of dynamite in my Louis Vuitton purse—not! Now, my besties and I are in jail.

Officer Ford Gotti, the Harley-wheelin’ biker cop who arrested us, keeps sticking his perfectly-sculpted nose into my case. His inked body is jacked like a superhero, and he says I can trust him. He wants me to fess up. I won’t. Not again. Why should I? My friends and I had a previous stint in juvie that nearly destroyed us. I gotta protect them and keep my mouth shut. Right?

—Lex Easton, women’s studies major, motorcycle enthusiast, and virgin.

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Naughty Excerpt from Love, Lex

Excerpt from Chapter Seven: The Ride of My Life

*the set up: Lex and Ford go for a ride on his motorcycle

The bike rolled into the garage and stopped. Ford pushed a button, and the garage lights came on as the door closed. Kicking the stand, he got to his feet and cut the engine.

Mindful of where I sat, he lifted his leg and got off the bike. When he removed his helmet, I noticed his eyes weren’t as dark as before. They had hints of hazel in them. His brow furrowed into a straight line when he caught me staring at him.

Quickly, I looked down at the bike and reached up to take my helmet off.

“Allow me.” His big hands came under my chin. He tilted my jaw upward. “Such a beautiful face, Lex. I like looking at you.”

“Thank you…”

I’d heard the “pretty face but” backhanded compliment my entire life. I waited for him to say, “But your body could use some work.” Or my personal favorite, “It’s a shame you forgot to take care of the rest of you.”

Ford didn’t say anything of the sort. He studied me just as he did back in the jail, from head to toe. I’m so uncomfortable. Not because of anything he’s doing, but because usually that is when men, and sometimes women, stop looking at me all together.

He unfastened my chinstrap and teased, “Let’s see if your hair has static.”

Trying to stand, I laughed nervously.

“Stay seated.” He removed my helmet and placed both his and mine behind me. He swung my right leg to the left side of the bike, framing my body with his. He cupped my face in his hands.

Hot cop fantasy? Heck no. This was real. He was going to…

Ford licked his bottom lip. His facial features strained, becoming serious. The tip of his nose touched mine. I smelled mint when he exhaled. “No roommate. Yup, I live alone.” Then he kissed me.

My head fell back into his grip.

With determination, he tongued me, deeply, clockwise, oh yes even his flippin’ tongue was strong and precise, just like the way he weaved his bike through traffic.

Enthusiastically he unbuttoned the straps on my overalls and then without even looking, still lip-to-lip, he worked the closure on the left side then the right.  The denim flaps fell to the front and the back.

“Stand for a sec.” Ford lifted me up in the air as if I were a weightless feather. He planted both my feet on the ground, and then he shanked the overalls to my ankles.

“Ford—” Before I could finish whatever I was going to say, he lifted up my shirt and swiftly placed me back on the motorcycle. Worried I’d fall, I dug my back into the seat, reached for each handlebar, pulling myself up as I gasped and garbled some words.

He slid his fingers through the purple waistband on my underwear.

My entire body stood to attention.

“I want you naked so I can admire your body, and fuck you, on my bike.”

Air, I needed to breath. Afraid I might pass out, I inhaled through my nostrils and wrapped my arms around his shoulders. “Umm, Ford,” I whispered when he came in to kiss me again.

What the heck was I going to say? “Excuse me, but as hawt as this whole bike thing sounds, my Lady V and I would be more comfortable on a bed, sofa, or even the floor.” I felt as if I might knock the bike over any second now.

“Nervous?” Ford sensed my apprehension.

“Very,” I replied without thinking.

“I told you not to be.” He repositioned himself holding my legs over his right shoulder.

The panties came off. Then he lifted one leg and rested it on his other shoulder. Leaning down, his hands scooped under my back and unfastened my bra. No directions necessary. This dude could do this undressing thing, in the dark.

“But Ford, ya see, I’m—”

That tongue of magic. Thick and velvety, warm and wetter than the spot between my legs, Ford slipped back into my mouth. This time he rotated counterclockwise.

Dang. Ford is an Olympic kisser. For round two, I braced myself in his arms.

Legs spread wide, my ass still sat on the bike.

Tense Excerpt from Love, Lex

Excerpt from Chapter Five: Sweet Motor Cop Jesus

*the set-up: Alone in the jail cell after Lex’s besties are bailed out, Officer Ford Gotti asks her a few questions.  

Shoulders broad, Officer Gotti stood tall near the cell. The doors opened. My friends walked out and waved goodbye.

He stared at me as if ready to come back for round two. His face said, “LIAR!”

I hadn’t lied to Officer Gotti. Earlier, I’d admitted my guilt. I just hadn’t corrected Taddy and Vive as they professed my so-called innocence moments ago. Nor had I been honest to the judge when we’d pleaded not guilty.

Okay, Okay, Okay. Who was I kidding? Certainly not myself. I was a lying piece of Hedda’s poo. How could I tell the truth? What if this went to trial? What if Birdie didn’t take the blame?

We’d learned from past experience not to tell the authorities a thing. They weren’t our friends.

I was mad at myself for admitting I’d started the fire when they first asked. I hadn’t imagined it would end in an entire penthouse floor being destroyed.

The doors closed.

He didn’t leave with them. He kept on watching me.

A guard walked back and forth checking the cells.

I used that time to ask myself two important questions. One, was I nervous to talk to him by myself? Hells yeah! And two, could I keep my mouth shut, not telling the truth without my besties here to talk for me? Maybe. Maybe not.

Suddenly, from the top of my head to my tippy toes, a tingle started. It wasn’t from the synthetic orange fabric I wore. Oh no. This was a sensation of hyperawareness. I’d felt self conscious before but this was ridiculous.

His expressive face, catalog model-worthy for sure, talked to me. His mind was racing in judgments about who I was and what I’d done. His accusatory stares infuriated me.

For some unknown reason, I wanted his approval more than anything. I ached for him to believe me and that today was an accident, a misunderstanding.

Fudge, I didn’t even know him. I shouldn’t give a flip what he thought about me. I didn’t care how the TV portrayed me or what Birdie and her fans thought of me either. This explosion wasn’t only putting my plus-sized bum on the line but my besties boney butts as well. I had to stick to the story.

After the guard had gone and it was just me alone in my cell, Officer Gotti stepped closer.

Both of us remained silent.

The room spun as my WWF, Scorpion King, Hulk on a Harley, inked up demi-god mirage in the desert returned.

My vision blurred. Confused? Heck yeah. Tummy tossing? I felt oddly aroused. I know!

At a time like this, how could I be…horny? I just blew up Mom, and my two besties had left me. My hormones rocketed into overdrive. I forced a smile to show he didn’t make me nervous. Heat came off my skin. Slowly I wiped the perspiration off the back of my neck by knotting my hair into a bun. That was a ladylike trick I’d learned at Avon Porter.

“You okay? Now that your friends are gone.”

“Woo, it’s warm in here is all.” I was scared as hell but I wouldn’t show it.