Monday, July 2, 2012

Racing to Love by Amy Gregory (Promo+Giveaway)

Title: Racing to Love (Book One, Carter's Treasure)
Author: Amy Gregory
Publisher: Sapphire Star Publishing
Length: 79,000 words
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Subgenres: Comedy, Drama
From the outside, Molly West had everything, beauty, brains, and a career she’d retired from not once, but twice. Being in the limelight and in a sport that was male driven, she was often surrounded men. She ignored first the boys, and as she got older, the men. Unfortunately, they were all the same, all after one thing, and she had absolutely no use for them. Her cold shoulder and patented not a chance in hell look were usually enough to get her point across. Occasionally, she had to resort to her sass—and her brother.

Molly had no plans in changing what was a perfectly good system. That is until she walked into the pits.  When she stood toe-to-toe with the sex in jeans, she knew right then and there that the man her adoptive mother always told her was out there, was now standing right in front of her.

Carter Sterling had traveled the racing circuit since he was a boy.  He’d heard all the old standbys, She’s out there somewhere, love comes along when you least expect it.  Good things come to those that… Yeah, he’d heard them all.  The last place he expected to meet the love of his life was on a pro track.  All she did was smile, and he knew, looking into her sapphire blue eyes, Molly West was his.  Forever.

If it was only that easy. From the moment he laid eyes on her, he had a gripping feeling in him.  An overwhelming need to protect her. A girl he’d just met. Carter had learned a long time ago that gut feelings are almost never wrong.

Molly now held his heart in her hands, but it was going to take a lot more than just love to protect her from the past she thought she’d buried a long time ago.

They continued to walk back toward the pits, but he stopped when they were in the darkened hallway, just before they would have rounded the corner and been seen.

Molly’s heart sped.

He was still holding her hand, but turned to face her as he placed his other hand on her waist. She sucked in a breath when he stepped forward. Her first instinct was to be anxious, to cower back, but something in those ice blue eyes told her she didn’t have to be afraid.

When he had leaned in to kiss her when they were sitting on the track, she’d panicked. And then when he had started to move away, she’d panicked again—for a different reason entirely.

Those flip-flopping emotions were about to drive her crazy.

Now, in the dimmed corridor, Molly closed her eyes to catch her breath and to search for a decision. He’d been rubbing his thumb on her waist, but his movements stopped when her eyes dropped closed. The soothing strokes didn’t continue until she finally reopened her eyes and dragged her attention up his chest and past his Adam’s apple. She continued up until she locked her gaze with his. When she offered him a hesitant smile, he began stroking her again with a warm smile on his lips.

Staring down at her, he let go of her hand and skimmed the back of his over her cheek. She felt her heart thundering, her pulse racing when she ran her hands up his chest, feeling each and every rippled muscle. She’d never purposely touched a man like this before. Sure, she’d felt Brody’s muscles when she’d smacked him for one reason or another. Or when trying to push him off of her after he’d wrestled her to the ground being an ornery brother and all. But this? This was foreign.

Her eyes were back on her own fingers, taking everything in. She stopped at his heart and could feel it pounding hard beneath the soft cotton t-shirt.

“Just so you know…” he started in his slow, sexy voice.

She could tell he was waiting for eye contact again before continuing. “Yeah?” she whispered.

“I’m going to fall in love with you.”

About the Author:
Amy Gregory leads an incredibly active lifestyle in Kansas City with her husband and their three fantastic kids who keep them running in three very different directions.  When she’s not rushing her oldest daughter to tumbling, her youngest daughter to music lessons, or sitting track-side watching her son practice motocross, she’s taking the few minutes in between to scribble the next pages in her Racing to Love series.

When asked, “When do you have time to write?” Amy Gregory giggles.  “In bits and pieces,” she says. 

Amy is known for her snarky, off the cuff sense of humor, which you’ll find shining through in the characters she’s created.  Her debut novel, Racing to Love, Carter’s Treasure, is set for release June 7, 2012.

I’ve spent my whole life trying to figure out what I want to be when I grow up, and now I’ve finally found it. – Amy Gregory

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Ends July 31, 2012.
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  1. Great excerpt and I love the whole idea of a motorcross romance! My husband used to ride in his younger days so he is going to love this too!

    Mandy :)

  2. Congrats on the new release. Thanks for the great excerpt. I have never read any books about motocross. This subject sounds intriguing. Can't wait to read the book to learn more about Molly and Carter.

  3. Thanks Joanne,
    I hope you fall in love with my cast of friends!

  4. Thanks Mandy!!! I appreciate the support friend!

  5. I can sympathize with running around with three kids, I just want to know how you manage to squeeze in time to write and how it works for you. Do you write start to finish during your breaks or do you jot down thoughts and scenes and pull them together at a latter date? I am always amazed at how authors manage to achieve all they do and still have a life! This sounds like a very interesting read, one I hope to check out ASAP. Congratulations!

  6. “Just so you know…” he started in his slow, sexy voice....“I’m going to fall in love with you.”
    That line gives me goose's romantic like 'you had me from hello'!

  7. ahhh! That is the best compliment EVER!!! Thank you so much :D You've totally made my day. I hope you enjoy this book, as well as the rest in the series!

  8. :) Well it's a crazy life for sure. I have a notebook that I jot down character or setting details, bits of dialogue as they come to me or general ideas of things I want to include in the story line. But then I get up VERY early and type. I'm a total fly by the seat of my pants writer. I have no complete outline or minute details laid out. I just start typing. The story and sometimes even additional characters come to life as I go along. Backwards from how a lot of people do things, but it works for me :) I hope you enjoy the series!

  9. I enjoyed the excerpt, especially the last sentence.

  10. :) Thanks so much!

  11. That excerpt was really really good! I just loved the last line ,it makes you want to dive in and read the rest of their romance.
    Irene Jackson

  12. This sounds like a FAB new series...LOVED the excerpt and I think 'I'm gonna fall in love with the characters'!! ;) Can't wait to read it!! Thx for the giveaway op!

  13. I loved the excerpt and have now added this one to my widh list.

  14. wish I could just write as I go along... It doesn't work for me :(

  15. This looks really good. I love the synopsis.