Book Blitz: Stay By Hilary Wynne

Posted March 29, 2014 by girlswit in Book Blitz, Giveaway, Uncategorized / 0 Comments

Stay by Hilary Wynne 
(Alexa Reed #1) 
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance


Set against the steamy and sultry world of South Beach, Florida, a modern romance unfolds in Stay.

Alexa is beautiful, independent and hard to resist for serially unattached Julian. Neither one is looking for a relationship, but their palpable chemistry and instant emotional connection is too strong to ignore. For the first time in years, Julian is interested in more than just sex. He wants a relationship with intoxicating Alexa, but it’s not that simple. Not only are Julian and Alexa struggling with the intensity of this new relationship, but they also have to contend with Luke, Alexa’s best friend, whose own love for her leaves him willing to do anything to convince her that Julian is not the man for her. Luke’s determination and Alexa’s secret past threaten to tear Julian and Alexa apart as she struggles to open her heart to love. Julian and Alexa embark upon a roller-coaster ride of emotional and physical passion that both pulls them apart and holds them together. Despite their affinity for each other, Alexa fears that Julian will leave when he learns about her past and Julian is unsure he can love a woman who in so many ways remains a mystery, a woman who keeps threatening to run, a woman who can’t decide if she is going to STAY.

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Excerpt From Stay 

open my eyes, and Julian is staring down at me with that same reverent look he
had in the hallway a few weeks ago. The same one that had me looking for an
escape. The same uneasiness I felt then passes through me, and I can’t figure
out what about his stare is making me so uneasy. I’m going to fight through it.
I push myself up to my feet and stand in front of him. I turn my face up to him
and thread my fingers through his.
               “Kiss me, please.”
               I say the words softly and
pleadingly. I’m aching to feel his lips on mine, and I’m searching for a way to
bring the physical aspect of our relationship back into the dynamic. It’s
feeling too emotional between us, and I’m uncomfortable. I half expect him to
tell me no. He has withheld himself from me all night and has proven his
restraint. I would’ve let him have his way with me the moment I saw him in the
lobby earlier had he tried. I don’t want to wait for this anymore, and I’m not
feeling shy about it.
            I’m not sure if
it was the way I asked him or the fact we’re touching, but something has helped
him decide we’re past the just-talking portion of the program now. Julian leans
down and brushes his lips against mine. He starts to pull back, but I just
can’t let him. I let go of his hand and reach up around his neck. I pull him to
me and press my mouth to his. Hard. I open my lips and slide my tongue into his
mouth. What happens next can only be described as something similar to a dam
breaking. All of the lust and need we’ve been holding back tonight races
through our bodies, and we hold onto each other as if we might drown in these
feelings. Julian’s lips and tongue find their way to my neck and my face, and
he marks me with his longing. His mouth is hot and wet on my skin. Our tongues
are battling as each of us tries to control the tempo and pace of our kisses. I
can feel his muscles tighten as desire courses through him, and I melt into his
strong body as he pulls me to his chest. I’m on fire, and nothing could keep me
from this man in this moment. 


Have you ever woken up one day and said, “Today’s the day I’m going to do (insert thing here)?” Well, I did, and the result is my first novel, Stay. I always thought of myself as a decent writer, and then a trip down memory lane through my ninth grade book of poetry confirmed it. I realize that I have always had a romantic side and a way with words. With support from my husband and kids (and an unspoken agreement to leave me alone for a few hours every night), I embarked on this incredible writing journey.

I’m originally from sunny Southern California and spent my summers in South Florida. I attended college at FSU and received my Masters in New Mexico. I finally settled in the Washington, DC area. My happy place has always been anywhere near the water.

When I’m not writing, I help run a business with my husband, watch an inordinate amount of sports (my kids play something 365 days a year), indulge my competitive spirit on the tennis court, and spend time with my awesome family and friends.

I am an avid reader, but find my characters feel neglected when I hang out with other author’s characters for too long. When I do read, historical fiction is my favorite genre. I love traveling and experiencing different cultures, places, and times.

I feel so blessed that my love of books inspired me to finally do something that I forgot I had always dreamed about doing.

My someday has arrived!

Author Links:  Website  |  Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Goodreads


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