Saturday, November 08, 2014

Rock Hard Blurb & Excerpt

Coming March 10th! Cover currently in progress. :)

ROCK HARD (A Rock Kiss Novel)
Pre-Order: iBooks, Kobo (More links to go live early next year) 

In New York Times Bestselling author Nalini Singh’s newest contemporary romance, passion ignites between a gorgeous, sinfully sexy man who built himself up from nothing and a shy woman who has a terrible secret in her past…

Wealthy businessman Gabriel Bishop rules the boardroom with the same determination and ruthlessness that made him a rock star on the rugby field. He knows what he wants, and he’ll go after it no-holds-barred.

And what he wants is Charlotte Baird.

Charlotte knows she’s a mouse. Emotionally scarred and painfully shy, she just wants to do her job and remain as invisible as possible. But the new CEO—a brilliant, broad-shouldered T-Rex of a man who growls and storms through the office, leaving carnage in his wake—clearly has other plans. Plans that may be equal parts business and bedroom.

If Charlotte intends to survive this battle of wits and hearts, the mouse will have to learn to wrangle the T-Rex. Game on.

Excerpt
(This excerpt is also now in back of the ebooks of both Rock Addiction and Rock Courtship. The updated files are live at Amazon, Apple, and Barnes & Noble, but still processing through to Kobo.)

“Charlie, did you hear?”

Put on guard by the awed shock in Tuck’s tone, she said, “What?”

“Anya,” he whispered, eyes all but popping out of his head and dark blond hair disheveled. “He fired Anya.”

Charlotte collapsed into her chair, her knees like jelly. “Oh, no.” If Anya was gone, she had to be next. She jumped a foot when her phone rang even as the thought passed through her head.

“Ms. Baird. In my office.”

Hanging up with trembling hands, she pushed up her glasses and told herself she could deal with T-Rex and the chopping block. After all, she’d survived far worse. That’s what she had to remember. She’d survived. “I have to go upstairs,” she said to Tuck.

The nineteen-year-old’s face telegraphed his distress. “God, Charlie.”

“It’s okay. I’ll come see you afterward.” If she was even allowed back on the floor and not just shown the door.

People didn’t stare at her this time. She might’ve taken that for a vote of confidence if not for the funereal gloom on their faces when they glanced at her out of the corners of their eyes. Most of them had already been through the gauntlet, come out safe on the other side.

Most of them weren’t in a redundant position.

The walk upstairs and down the corridor felt like it took an eon, and then she was entering the T-Rex’s den, his door having been open. He was standing with his back to the glass wall with its incredible view, his cell phone to his ear. Today’s suit was a deep charcoal-gray paired with a steel gray shirt and a charcoal tie. Austere and dark, it threw his features into stark relief.

Gabriel Bishop was a gorgeous man.

Charlotte could admit that in the privacy of her own mind. Too big and muscled and dangerous, but gorgeous. Like a tiger was gorgeous. Right before it ate you.

Walking over to his desk, still involved in a discussion that—from the context—she guessed was with one of their South Island store managers, he picked up a cup of takeout coffee and held it out to her. She took it on a surge of hope. Despite her thoughts when they’d first met, T-Rex didn’t have a policy of offering his victims a last meal—or last drink. Since she wasn’t sure her jelly knees would continue to support her, she took a seat while he paced and talked.

When she girded herself to sip at his version of coffee, having glimpsed the tar-black stuff in the open takeout cup on his side of the desk, she found her taste buds blooming.  He’d given her a frothy, creamy latte—one of her favorites.

At this point, Charlotte had given up guessing how he knew things. But surely he wasn’t planning to fire her... unless he got off on being cruel. On raising hopes only to dash them. There were men like that. She knew. God, she knew.

Stomach a ball of ice between one thought and the next, she held on desperately to the cup as he ended the call and pinned her with his gaze. “Ms. Baird, we need to have a serious discussion about your future.”

Pre-Order: iBooks, Kobo (More links to go live early next year)
Price: $4.99
I'll post further excerpts once the book has been through edits!

20 comments :

library addict said...

Happy dance. I am so looking forward to this!

fishgirl182 said...

Love! Super excited to read this one.

azteclady said...

when when when....




Not that I'm impatient or anything.

Anonymous said...

i am waiting

Lege Artis said...

T-REX!!!!!!!!!!!
Seriously can't wait for this one....

Jaansh said...

So good as a teaser... now the wait will be unbearable! Nalini, you're a natural torturer! I say this with much love ��

Cybele said...

Omg...omg...breathlessly waiting for this to come out! thanks for the sneak peak!!!

Stephanie Burgis said...

Eeeee! I can't wait to read this book!

ImpatientWaiter said...

Oh Ma God.
I don't think I've ever been more impatient for a book to come out EVER.
I am not joking when I say that I check everyday for more news about these two.
More excerpts soon pretty pretty pretty please!!!!
Keep writing awesome stuff!

Sidira Kyriaki said...

I soooo hope this will be available for review, through netgalley!! I cannot wait until it's live to read it!!! I was waiting for this story, from the moment I read #1!!!

J. said...

>__< Why is it still 4.5 months until March. Can't wait, but time moves waaay too slowly!

Anonymous said...

Awesome, can't wait to read this.

:-)

Anonymous said...

Really looking forward to this! And Noah's book afterwards! :-)

Kristen Review said...

This except has me so excited to read Charlie and TRex's book. :)

Leah said...

I've been excited to read about these two since the first book! Can't wait, and it makes waiting for Aden's book a little more bearable!

Patricia said...

Whoo hoo! I'm excited to read about Charlie and T-Rex. Re-reading Rock Addiction...love the industrial stapler thrown at an ex-rugby player. :) Way to go Charlie!

Always V said...

Charlie & T Rex have so captivated me.
Rock Hard will be the Best Spring Gift ever!
Waiting impatiently to preorder mine on Kindle,
I'll feel more settled then.

Thank You, Nalini ♥

Always V said...

And I updated my Rock Courtship &
got this excerpt! So I could reread it again!
Many many times! Yeah! Thank you so much!

KellyNJ said...

Really hoping at some point soon this series will be available on Google Books or ARe or any options besides Amazon and Kobo since I don't purchase from either.

Nalini Singh said...

@KellyNJ: The books are available on ARe. Enjoy :)

Rock Addiction: https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-rockaddiction-1613782-149.html

Rock Courtship: https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-rockcourtship-1628273-237.html

Rock Hard (To Come)