Tuesday, July 7, 2015

The Hierarchy of Needs - Release Blitz

Rebecca Grace Allen
The Hierarchy of Needs
Releasing: July 7th, 2015


Jamie Matthews is stuck in a rut. After hitting a wall with her dream career, she’s back in her hometown, living a life as monotonous as swimming laps in the neighborhood pool.

Being surrounded by her perfect brothers is a painful reminder of her failure to launch. The last bonfire of the summer is an ideal way to let off steam, especially when she runs into Dean Trescott, the playboy friend she had one hot-as-hell night with back in high school.

Since the day Dean met Jamie, he’s loved her beauty, talent, and smile that lit up the whole damn block. But dating isn’t an option. She has a bright future ahead of her, and he refuses to chain her to his—helping run the family business that’s barely staying afloat.

A “what-happens-in-Vegas” weekend was supposed to get their craving for each other out of their systems. But neither counted on the past repeating itself, drawing them together in even hotter and dirtier ways and dangling the possibility they might both be able to get exactly what they need…

Warning: A friends-to-lovers twice over story that contains some hot ’n’ heavy kissing in the waves, hair pulling, and a man who knows how to use his hands. It may also feature a few practical jokes—only the fun kind, of course.

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“Who are we hanging out with tonight?”

Krissy’s question yanked Jamie back into the present.

“Just my friends,” she replied, hoping her blasé expression would mask the restless energy pumping through her. “Three guys I grew up with and have known forever.”

The soft hisses and sizzling pops of the bonfire guided her toward where Dean and her friends were sitting. They made a semi-circle by the lifeguard stand she’d spent the summer perched on, a plume of smoke between them spiraling up toward the sky.

Jamie gripped the peeling white wood and swung her body around it, throwing herself into a grand entrance.

“Hello, boys.”

Dean had the mouth of an open beer bottle by his lips, but paused when he saw her, his lips curling up into a smirk. His chin was masked by the day’s worth of stubble he always seemed to have. His crop of dirty blond hair was cut close on the sides but longer in the front, a few slightly mussed strands hanging down low over his eyes. Every inch of him said confident and relaxed, from his ever-present work boots to the swirling lines of ink that wound like ivy from his wrist to his neck.

He was sex incarnate, a wolf on the prowl in a black T-shirt and jeans.

“Jamie Matthews. My favorite girl.”

“Oh, I’m still your favorite, huh?”

She was no more his favorite than the last piece of ass he’d hooked up with, but she liked the nickname nonetheless. She also liked the way his gaze swooped from her face to her breasts and back up again. It was part of the game they played, one she wanted to lose herself in tonight.

He grinned. “Of course.”

“Good to know.” Jamie dropped to the sand by his side, kicked off her flip-flops and stretched out her legs. “I guess that means I’m entitled to your beer.”

She snagged his bottle from his fingertips and took a deep, icy swallow.

“Oh, go right ahead.” Dean’s voice oozed with sarcasm, but there was humor behind it. He nodded to Krissy.

Rebecca Grace Allen and Tara Sue Me are having a release party scavenger hunt! Join them on July 7th for a party of epic proportions – including some GREAT prizes!

About Rebecca Grace Allen

Rebecca Grace Allen writes kinky new adult and hot contemporary BDSM romance. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English with a double concentration in Creative Writing and Literary Comparison, as well as a Master of Science in Elementary Education, both of which seemed like good ideas at the time. After stumbling through careers in entertainment, publishing, law and teaching, she’s returned to her first love: writing. A self-admitted caffeine addict and gym rat, she currently lives in upstate New York with her husband, two parakeets, and a cat with a very unusual foot fetish. - See more at: http://www.rebeccagraceallen.com/about#sthash.ngkVvJap.dpuf

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5 Quick Questions with the Author

Tell us your latest news?
My latest news is signing my fourth contract with Samhain for the third book in the Portland Rebels series, The Theory of Deviance. If you thought the first two books were dirty little tales, this one is going to blow them all away.

If you could have a dinner party with any authors from any time in history, who would you choose and why?
I actually think the authors today are pretty damn fantastic, and was able to have a meal with some of the ones I would’ve loved to dine with all at once during the RT Convention in Dallas. After having met online and creating relationships that spanned the globe, I was able to dine with Helena Hunting, Leisa Rayven, Season Gomez Vining, Debra Anastasia, Tara Sue Me, Katherine Stevens and Daisy Prescott. It was truly an epic experience.

What books or authors have influenced your writing?
The first author to influence me was Ashley Warlick, and her book The Distance of the Heart of Things. Both she and the second author I fell head over heels for, Maggie Stiefvater, write such beautiful prose, with a use of sensory language that had me wanting to chew on their words and savour them for a while. In the romance genre, I am huge fans of Katie Porter, Ruthie Knox, Tamsen Parker and Kit Rocha.

Is there an Author that you would really like to meet?
I’ve had some wonderful opportunities to meet many of the authors I admire, but I’d have to fall back on Ashley Warlick. I’d love to tell her how much that book influenced me, and why. It’s my go-to book when I need to unwind and come back to myself.

Tell us a little about your background. When did you start writing?
I don’t know if there was a time when I wasn’t writing. As soon as I figured out how letters and words came together to make sentences, I was crafting stories and telling tales. My first “book” was called The Webster School Bully. I wrote it when I was 9, with a cover made of felt and the title written in puffy paint. My mother still has it somewhere, which completely terrifies me. I wrote all throughout high school and college, and have a B.A. in English with a dual concentration in creative writing and literary criticism. For most of my adult life, writing took a backseat as I pursued other “more practical” careers, but it’s the one thing I’ve always loved the most, so I’m happy to have returned to it.

Thanks for having me!

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