Tuesday, November 17, 2015

ALL I BELIEVE BIG ANNOUNCEMENT POST WITH EXCERPT & GIVEAWAY!


TO SAY I AM EXCITED ABOUT THIS NEXT POST IS AN UNDERSTATEMENT! I LOVE ALEXA LAND'S FIRSTS AND FOREVER SERIES, AS DO SO MANY MORE, SO I AM HAPPY TO BRING YOU THIS BIG ANNOUNCEMENT POST WITH THE BLURB, AN EXCERPT, (OF COURSE) THE BIG ANNOUNCEMENT,AND EVEN A GIVEAWAY! LET'S GET STARTED:

THE BLURB:


The Best-Selling Firsts and Forever Series Continues with Book 10: All I Believe

Badly burned by his last relationship, Nico Dombruso has learned to keep the world at arm’s length and guard his broken heart at all costs. When he meets a gorgeous, mysterious stranger on vacation, he decides to make an exception and enjoy a summer fling. It’s just sex, after all, so what’s the harm? He’s shocked when he finds himself able to open up to this man, and for the first time in years, Nico starts to consider the possibility of trusting his tattered heart to someone again. But when a secret is revealed that shakes him to his core and threatens to tear his family apart, Nico retreats, so far and so fast that no one, not even the man who was starting to make him believe he could love again, might ever be able to reach him.



OMG I CAN'T WAIT! I KNOW I'M NOT THE ONLY ONE! HERE IS THE COVER ONE MORE TIME ( I WILL NEVER GET TIRED OF LOOKING AT THAT COVER :p)




UMMMM YESSSSSS! NOW FOR AN EXCERPT: ( YOU CAN ALWAYS COME BACK AND LOOK AT THE PRETTY) :P


In All I Believe, Nico Dombruso goes on vacation with Nana and Jessie, and while in Italy, he meets the man of his dreams. So does Nana. Here’s a little sneak peek at Nana and her boyfriend Ollie.



When I got back to the hotel, I found Nana, Jessie and Ollie deep in conversation, clustered around a tourist map of Rome that was spread out on the coffee table. I put Diego Rivera down, and the dog shook himself before trotting over to his owner. Nana looked up at me and said, “Hi Sweetpea. Clear your schedule for Saturday.”
“I don’t actually have anything planned, so that won’t be a problem. What are we going to do?”
Nana’s dark eyes sparkled as she told me, “We’re going to storm the Vatican.”
She’d been exaggerating, but only slightly. It wasn’t technically possible to storm the Vatican. Many layers of protection were in place to keep armies, invaders, dissidents, and my eighty-year-old grandmother from doing just that.

What she could do, though, was create such a spectacle that local reporters would show up to cover it, under the theory that the Pope might end up seeing the news footage. I wasn’t entirely sure what she had planned, but Jessie and I showed up in the rainbow tie-died t-shirts Nana had given us at the appointed time on Saturday. We carried two big tote bags filled with rainbow flags. A couple guys we’d met at the club joined us, also dressed in rainbow colors. We chatted with them as a few more people filtered in.
St. Peter’s Square was enormous and buzzing with tourists, the basilica grand and ornate behind us. Two news vans were parked outside the square, since Nana had tipped them off that something was going down. The reporters looked bored, smoking and leaning against their vehicles, but started to take notice when Rafi and his troupe arrived. They were in full makeup and five- and six-inch heels, and were dressed in rainbow-sequined tank tops and tight shorts.
In all, about fifty people showed up, which didn’t seem to make much of an impact. We were like a little army of ants, given the vastness of the square. We held our heads high though and joined hands in a show of unity. I held Jessie’s hand to my left, and a dire-looking goth teenager took my other hand. I was pleasantly surprised when he flipped his long, black bangs out of his eyes and smiled at me shyly.
Rafi’s troupe had brought a big, 1990s boom box, and started dancing. The camera crews looked bored and started to pack up their equipment. But then, Nana happened.
When I saw her round the corner at the far side of the square, I whispered, “Dear Lord, please don’t let her be naked.” She was riding a huge, white horse, which was led by an oiled up bodybuilder. The man was dressed (more or less) as Cupid with wings, little white briefs, and combat boots.
And then there was Nana. My grandmother was doing her version of Lady Godiva. She wore a very long, white wig, which was dotted with colorful flowers, and either body paint, or a rainbow body stocking (I was praying for the latter).
As Nana did a lap around the square and we danced with Rafi and his troupe, a family of tourists with cameras around their necks came up to us and started dancing, too. Then a second family joined us. And a third. Over the next few minutes, almost every tourist in the huge square came over and became a part of our group. Young and old, singles, couples, families, people from all over the world gathered with us and started dancing. Jessie and I handed out all the rainbow flags we’d brought. The sight of all those people waving the flags and dancing with us made a lump form in my throat.
Jessie tilted his head up all of a sudden and exclaimed, “Holy shit, he actually did it!”
“Who?”
“Ollie! I didn’t think he’d go through with it!”
Jessie pointed at the sky, and when I looked up, I saw that someone was parachuting into the square, dressed in a rainbow-colored jumpsuit and a white crash helmet with some kind of large, pink horn stuck to it. The chute itself was rainbow-striped and said in giant block letters, “GAY OK.” A banner streamed behind him, which read, “Make love, not hate.”
All of a sudden, a lot of people were yelling, including the reporters and their cameramen, who were running toward the descending figure. A couple of the Vatican’s Swiss guards were yelling and running, too. Parachuting into the square was probably all kinds of illegal, judging by the commotion it was causing.
“Oh no,” I murmured. Ollie was headed straight for the obelisk in the center of the square, but he spread his stubby legs and swung them up just in time to barely clear the tip of the structure. As he descended, I noticed he had a harness strapped to his chest. In it was Diego Rivera the Chihuahua, his skinny little legs sticking straight out, panting happily and wearing a rainbow sweater and a miniature crash helmet.
Ollie ended up landing all the way across the square, near the entrance. He actually hit the ground fairly gracefully. Clearly it wasn’t his first time skydiving. He pulled a couple cords and the parachute fluttered away.
 Sirens could be heard in the distance, growing closer every minute. This wasn’t going to end well. Jessie and I began running toward him, and as we got a bit closer I asked, “Is that…does he have a dildo stuck to his head?”
“Yup,” Jessie said.
“Should I ask why?”
“He thought it would be fun to jazz up the plain white helmet with a unicorn horn, but we couldn’t get the glue to hold. Then he remembered that some dildos have suction cups on the base. Worked like a charm!” It was right then that I realized my grandmother had found her perfect match.
Nana trotted up beside us on that huge, white horse (I breathed a sigh of relief when I saw she was wearing a body suit) and exclaimed, “Shit, the fuzz is onto us! I need to help my man!” She dug in the heels of her bare feet and snapped the reins as she yelled, “Yah!” The horse took off like a shot with a clatter of hooves.
I doubted Nana had been on a horse in forty years, but she looked like a jockey as she leaned close to its mane and rode it expertly. She reached Ollie before anyone else, and took his hand as he used the stirrup to swing himself up behind her. He kissed her cheek and grabbed her waist as she flicked the reins again and the horse took off. “Well damn,” I murmured as I stopped running and watched their escape, the stallion bolting out of the square and disappearing from sight. I then calmly pulled my phone from my pocket and began finding my grandmother a lawyer.

HAHA! MAN HAVE I MISSED NANA AND THE GANG! AHHHHH THE WAIT IS KILLING ME, BUT HERE IS THE BIG ANNOUNCEMENT: YOU MAY NOT HAVE TO WAIT AS LONG AS YOU THOUGHT!

RELEASE DAY IS: DECEMBER 3RD! 


HOW AWESOME IS THAT!! NOW FOR THE GIVEAWAY:


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THANKS SO MUCH FOR STOPPING BY FOR THIS BIG ANNOUNCEMENT POST, HOW EXCITED ARE YOU GUYS? I AM OVER THE MOON! SEE YOU GUYS ON RELEASE DAY!! DON'T FORGET TO COMMENT BEFORE YOU GO!




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