More ‘Spice It Up’ and a Giveaway with Author Jennifer Labelle
Today we meet the lovely Meagan Morales, and Lyric Cooper from Lyrics and Lust (Spice It Up 3).
Jennifer: Good afternoon, you two.
Lyric: Hello, Jennifer. *extends hand to shake*
Meagan: Hi Jennifer, it’s a pleasure to see you again.
Jennifer: Likewise, so tell us Meagan how does it feel to finally have your happily ever after all of this time?
Meagan: Amazing! Lyric has literally saved me from myself, among other things. First with a job when I needed one, an amazing friendship when I had none, and then with…*clears throat* Let’s just say I noticed him instantly, and I haven’t been able to let go ever since.
Lyric: Aw, Meagan, me too. *Lyric reaches over to pull Meagan closer, and wraps an arm around her.” I love you, baby.
Meagan: I love you too!
Jennifer: *grins* I just love a happy ending. Was it the same for you, Lyric? You were literally like her knight in shining armour, as Meagan says, pretty much right from the start.
Lyric: Meagan is an easily lovable woman. I was in instant lust with her, and it didn’t take me very long at all to fall in love. She’s everything I ever hoped for and then some, but it took a little bit of persuading before she opened up to me.
Jennifer: Well, you’re a very charming man. I’m sure it didn’t take long for her to surrender. *giggles* It must have been a big change for you, considering you have women swoon at your feet on almost a nightly basis while you’re on stage.
Meagan: *laughs* oh yes, the groupies. It’s actually comical at times to watch. Sorry, ladies, he’s now spoken for.
Lyric: What do you mean comical? *feigns a wounded look, and then smiles* It was, I guess but completely worth the wait. I love performing, and my music even more, but I’m past the meaningless trysts of my youth, and wanted to settle down for some time. Meagan made that happen for me, and there will never be anyone else.
Jennifer: Do you write your own songs, Lyric? I mean I know the answer to that, but humor me, for those readers out there who have yet to read Lyrics and Lust.
Lyric: I do, but I get the odd request to sing other’s as well, so I’ve done that from time to time.
Meagan: Wait till you hear the one he wrote for me. *smiles* Read the book people, you won’t be disappointed.
Jennifer: *chuckles* It was certainly a pleasure writing it for you. I especially loved re-visiting Nathan, Heidi, Rafe and Zoey. Those four can really heat the pages.
Meagan: Oh gosh, you don’t have to tell me. I had several sleepless nights because of the noise remember? God, love them, it’s hard enough to find one person to spend forever with, and my cousin is blessed with three, but I’m glad I’m not the fifth wheel anymore. I envied them for the longest time, but I’d like to think that my love life is now equal with Lyric.
Lyric: Well, thank you, a man can never tire of hearing he knows how to heat the pages. *winks* Is my woman the best or what?
Jennifer: Meagan had a rough start, and she certainly deserves it. How does it feel to know that all of you are going to be in print soon?
Meagan: Wait, what?
Jennifer: LOL, Nathan, Heidi, Rafe, Zoey, and the two of you are all going into one delicious paperback novel next month. My entire Spice It Up trilogy, and I’m calling it ‘Three Words to Bliss.’ The new cover for it is absolutely delicious, just like your stories.
Meagan: I’m so excited, have you told Nathan and the gang yet?
Jennifer: I called them this morning.
Lyric: Wow, I don’t know what to say… except this is awesome. Thank you, Jennifer.
Jennifer: And, thank you Secret Cravings Publishing for loving the trilogy enough to make print copies available to our readers.
Meagan and Lyric at the same time: Thank you, Secret Cravings.
Jennifer: I’m so happy for the two of you, and would like to thank you both for visiting with me this afternoon. I love updates I can smile about, and it’s been a pleasure to see you both again.
Meagan: Likewise, Jennifer. Don’t be a stranger. *the chair scrapes across the floor as Meagan gets up to give Jennifer a hug*
Lyric: Yes, Jennifer, and drinks are on the house next time you stop by the bar.
Jennifer: Oh, goodie, I’ll be there. Thank you, Lyric and Meagan.
Don’t forget to leave a comment with your email address for a chance to read Meagan and Lyric’s story. One lucky commenter will win a copy of Lyrics and Lust (Spice It Up 3).
Please enjoy the blurb, and an excerpt below;
Meagan Morales hits a rough patch in life, and in love. Moving to a new city with the help of her cousin, she feels like the fifth wheel once Nathan welcomes her into his home. You see, Nathan not only has a newly-wed wife but two lovers who live there with them, making Meagan worry that she’s intruding.
She gains new friends, employment, and surprises herself when she opens up to the very sexy, Mr. Lyric Cooper, but danger lurks in the shadows and she may need to risk her heart again to survive it.
Lyric Cooper lives for music. He’s got a successful business, his own band, and a regular audience. Lucky in life, but unlucky in love, Meagan suddenly walks into his bar and he knows she’s something special. Now if he can only convince her to think the same about himself...
The Rendezvous was a lot larger than she pictured it to be, but once inside it had a cozy feel to it. A pub designed to make you feel at home, and a popular local hang out judging by how busy it was, despite the weekday. After her eyes adjusted to the dim lighting inside she managed to get a better look starting with the floors up.
There were hard wood floors all around except for the dance floor. It was done in a dark ceramic. A long oak bar on the right side had an even longer line up of people waiting for their drink orders. The walls were a neutral white with rock memorabilia hanging against it as far as she could see. There were guitars, posters, T-shirts, and autographed pictures to admire. Tables were on the left, booths were against the walls, and in the middle sat a large stage.
It was then she saw the band. The music distant in the background, a good beat, but it was the person singing that caught her attention. He was hypnotizing, with his blond messy hair, seductive blue eyes, and deep baritone. He was tall, lean, and sculpted. She could tell by just looking, even at a distance. His T-shirt rolled up at the sleeves gave her a great view of large biceps with artwork, his pecs were outlined, and led down to a flat stomach she just knew would be defined by even more muscle. She couldn’t help but admire, and lowered her gaze for a further perusal, and bit her lip. Damn!
His blue jeans clung to him like a second skin outlining a generous bump in the front she tried not to think about and strong thighs. Her cheeks began to heat up making her snap her eyes back up to his face and gasp when her brown eyes met his blue ones. Had he been checking her out too? She instantly shook it off. There are a ton of beautiful women in the bar as if he’d notice you by the entrance.
“Earth to Meagan.” Heidi chuckled and broke the spell between her and the gorgeous band member. Then looped her arm through Meagan’s to drag her with them towards their booth. “Is everything okay?”
Meagan nearly groaned knowing Heidi knew exactly what had her distracted but decided not to dwell on it and pulled her to a stop. “Yeah, but I think I need a drink.” She smiled at her newest cousin-in-law and tried to fight another blush.
“Sure thing, his name is Lyric Cooper by the way. His band is also named Lyric, since he’s their lead, but everyone calls him Coop to avoid confusion, I think.”
Meagan looked around and breathed a sigh of relief seeing Zoey, Nathan, and Rafe were already seated at a booth a few feet away. “And, they’re pretty good but please don’t think I’m interested in anything else.” She gave her a knowing look and continued, “I’m just not relationship material at the moment, nor am I ready for anything naked and sweaty with anyone.”
“I’m sorry I just thought you might be interested. I mean you seemed to be...”
Meagan sighed, looked up to the ceiling momentarily, and then let out a deep breath before interrupting her. “He’s certainly eye catching. Can you blame me?” She smiled brightly then and hugged Heidi tight. “Thank you for caring, I know your intentions are for the best, but I was merely doing what hundreds of other women in this bar are doing at this very moment.” She stepped back and looped her arm around Heidi’s again. “Now come on, I was promised some celebrating and I plan on doing just that. Let’s go to the bar, the first round is on me.”
Heidi chuckled again.
“Coop certainly is that, isn’t he? He’s talented, gorgeous, and such a nice guy to be around. I’m sure you’ll meet him eventually. We’re regulars here so he may say hi later, and I agree he does know how to work the room.” She winked and smiled wider as Meagan’s eyes automatically went back to the stage. “Now let’s celebrate new beginnings.”
“To new beginnings and wonderful family,” Meagan cheered, feeling thankful for the distraction. It disturbed her to know how attracted she was to Mr. Lyric Cooper already and she didn’t want to think about it anymore. Tonight’s about starting over and quality time with your cousin and his loved ones. Just avoid the stage and have a good time.
But, it was easier said than done.
And, don’t forget ‘Three Words to Bliss’: Coming soon…
It only took three words of advice to inspire them.
Spice It Up,
Heidi Taylor fell in love with a man who’s off limits. He’s her best friend and she’s afraid to tell him how she really feels, that is until Nathan suggests she needs a little spice in her love life, and designates himself as her something spicy.
Finding His Something Spicy,
Rafe Zakas had no intention of settling down until he fell hard for his two closest friends, Nathan and Heidi. Their perfect trio falls apart when Nathan gets a job offer, relocating them, and Rafe realizes he needs his own something spicy to love.
Lyrics and Lust,
Meagan Morales hits a rough patch in life and in love, until she meets successful rocker, Lyric Cooper. Just when she opens up to the idea of a new love, danger lurks in the shadows and she may need to risk her heart again to survive it.
Three loving couples, three incredible stories, and the erotic encounters that heat their sheets…
Author Jennifer Labelle