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Cover Reveal: Take Me Home Tonight (Rock Star Romance #3) by Erika Kelly + Excerpt and GIVEAWAY

Monday, August 31, 2015

I. Am. Dying. The cover for book three in the Rock Star Romance series by Erika Kelly is GORGEOUS! Be sure to check out the expert below too, I love the exchange between Calix and Mimi. Both You Really Got Me and I Want You To Want Me were incredible reads so I am super excited about the release of Take Me Home Tonight.

 

Take Me Home Tonight

Take Me Home Tonight (Rock Star Romance #3)

by Erika Kelly

 

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A rocker gets a taste of unexpected passion in the latest red-hot Rock Star Romance from the award-winning author of I Want You to Want Me.

Calix Bourbon might seem like a free spirit, but that’s all a front. In reality he’s just trying to keep his fractured family together while working as a session musician. When Blue Fire hires him to replace their keyboardist, Calix is determined to make the most of the opportunity—but he can’t help being distracted by the band’s sexy personal chef.

Mimi’s temporary gig is great, but she has her heart set on auditioning for a televised cooking show. There’s just one problem: she only has a week to acquire the skills necessary to survive the competition. Luckily, the band’s new keyboard player can teach her exactly what she needs, in the kitchen and in the bedroom...

 

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The moment Calix turned, he saw her.

On the covered porch, the early morning sun tipped its light onto her, turning her russet hair a fiery mix of golds, reds, and light browns. She usually wore her hair straight and sleek. This morning it tumbled around her in a bounty of curls.

Huddled over the table, she focused on her project. Wearing a long-sleeve T-shirt and pajama pants, face free of make-up, she looked like an ethereal creature, and it made him want things he couldn’t have.

The sound of his boots on the hardwood floor should’ve snagged her attention, but her intense concentration never broke.

Leaning against the doorway, he watched her use tweezers to carefully place a tiny yellow petal in a pulpy mess of crap covering a screen. The frame of the screen was set over a pan of more of the pulpy stuff immersed in water. Around the room drying racks held sheets of paper the size of notecards. He leaned further in to get a better look and discovered she’d made scenes out of the delicate and colorful petals.

“This is beautiful.” His voice cracked the silence, and she jolted.

Looking up, the palest pink blush spread across her cheeks. “Oh. Hey.” And then she smiled before going back to work. “Thanks.”

On the face of the card a bride and groom, arms linked, heads tilted toward each other, smiled broadly. The woman held a stunning spray of wildflowers in her hands. Jesus. It was…it was remarkable.

“Wedding invitations,” she said quietly.

He’d come for a reason, but she was so f*cking beautiful he couldn’t pull his thoughts together. “I thought you’d be jumping all over that cooking show stuff.”

“I’ve been up since four watching episodes of Chopped on YouTube. I needed a break, and I have to finish the invitations anyhow.”

“Violet’s?”

She nodded. Her loyalty impressed him. A lot about her impressed him. “You left last night.”

“Yeah. I called a cab.”

“We didn’t know. Lee was worried.”

“Lee was, huh?” Mischief glittered in her eyes, as she perched her wrist on the edge of the table.

“Yeah.” Maybe it was the soft morning light or maybe it was her hair all wild like that, but arousal kicked in, strumming his nerves. “You still coming over at two?”

“I’ll be there. But if Dak needs you, just let me know.”

He gave her a tight nod, set his mug down, and then darted for the door like a pit bull was at his heels.

“You’re leaving?”

“Taking a walk.”

“But you just got here.”

As he moved behind her, he got a whiff of her shampoo and a glimpse of the pale skin of her slender wrists. His pulse quickened.

“Calix?” Emmie called from the kitchen.

“Yeah?” Hand on the screen door, he waited for more from the disembodied voice.

“You want something to eat before you head into the studio?”

“Nah. I’m good.”

“Okay, well, they’ll be heading over in about ten minutes.”

“Got it.” He gave a curt nod to Mimi, his hand twisting the knob.

“You don’t like my food?” Mimi asked.

“Your food’s fine.”

“Then how come you never stay to eat it?” She set the tweezers down, giving him a look that said, After all we shared last night? You’re going to be distant again?

Well, yeah, last night he’d said too much. He shrugged, gazing out the screen door.

“You know, it’s pretty fun around here. How come you never hang out?”

“Got other shit to do.”

Again, that knowing look. “You got so much shit to do right this minute you can’t have a biscuit with the guys?”

Why was she pushing it?

“Just sit with them. Come on, did you eat breakfast?”

He shook his head.

“Well, lucky you, because I put salsa and avocado in the eggs this morning. Some black beans, a warm corn tortilla. Splash of sour cream. It’s pretty delish, if you ask me.”

“I’m good.” He opened the door. “Just gonna take a walk before being shut in the studio all day.”

She got up. “We should just say it, you know? We’re going to be around each other, and we don’t want it to be weird.”

“Say what?”

“Last night.” Her gaze dropped to his package. “I saw your wiener.”

For a long moment, they just stared at each other, and then he burst out laughing. “You weren’t the first.” He stepped through the door. “And you won’t be the last.” And then he jumped off the stairs and took off across the grass, heading for the ocean.

 

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Award-winning author of You Really Got Me, Erika Kelly has been spinning romantic tales all her life—she just didn’t know it. Raised on the classics, she didn’t discover romantic fiction until later in life. From that moment on, she’s been devouring the genre and finding her true voice as an author. Over three decades she’s written poems, screenplays, plays, short stories, and all kinds of women’s fiction novels. Married to the love of her life and raising four children, she’s lived in two countries and seven states, but give her pen and paper, a stack of good books, and a steaming mug of vanilla chai latte, and she can make her home anywhere.

 

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Pre-order your copy of Take Me Home Tonight

Amazon US | Amazon UK | Barnes and Noble

Connect with Erika Kelly

Website | Facebook | Twitter | Author on Amazon

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You Really Got MeI Want You to Want Me

You Really Got Me (Rock Star Romance #1)
Amazon US | Amazon UK | My Review

I Want You To Want Me (Rock Star Romance #2)
Amazon US | Amazon UK | My Review

 

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Enter to win a paperback of both You Really Got Me and I Want You To Want Me by Erika Kelly plus swag. One Winner, US only. Giveaway ends 9/8/2015 at 12am CST. Winner will be emailed and have 24 hours to respond to claim their prize.

 

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