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05
Mar
2015

Karen Stivali’s Moment Of Truth

The first book in Karen Stivali’s Moments In Time series was wonderful! The sequel, Moment Of Truth, is a book that I cannot wait to read. She stopped by today and allowed me to ask the tough questions in an interview, like where she would go on an all expenses paid vacation. After the interview read all about this wonderful book and an excerpt that will leave you wanting more. At the very bottom enter for a chance to win a gift card.

Amanda C. Stone: Good morning Karen! I’m so glad you could join me today. If you were a candy bar what would you taste like?
Karen Stivali: Good morning. And good question. The answer is easy—it’s the answer to most question: Chocolate. Either a Twix bar or a Milky Way Dark, depending on my mood. Maybe a good truffle if I’m feeling really sexy.
ACS: Yum! I love chocolate. Such a good, tasty, answer. If you could travel anywhere all expenses paid where would you go? Name one thing you’d see or do there.
KS: I went to Puerto Rico on a short trip a few years ago and had some amazing food. If I had the opportunity to go, all expenses paid, I’d stay at a luxurious resort and spend my days exploring for the best of all the local foods. All my vacations always revolve around food.
ACS: I’ve always wanted to go to Puerto Rico. Wait, aren’t all vacations revolving around food? If there were a movie about your life, who would you want to play you? It can be anyone alive or dead.
KS: Ginnifer Goodwin? Or Janeane Garofalo.
ACS: I’m such a big fan of Janeane Garofalo! If you could snap your fingers and have an invention to do anything you want, what would you want it to do?
KS: Clean my house. I’d do anything to have something/someone/anyone clean my house for me. I’ll happily do all the cooking. I don’t even mind doing laundry. I just don’t have the time (or height) to clean well and, honestly, I hate it and suck at it.
ACS: I’d love to have someone clean my house for me. When you invent that I’ll be sure to buy one. Last question! You are on a deserted island and can have only one book with you. What book would it be?
KS: Anton Myrer’s The Last Convertible. I read that for the first time when I was 14 and I’ve reread it at least once every few years ever since. I love the richness of the story and the detail of the characters and all their interconnected stories.
ACS: I had to go look up that book. It sounds like a wonderful story. Thank you for stopping by today. I loved having you.

Blurb:
Collin expected to spend another summer fixing cars and working at the college pizzeria. Instead, he’s living in a beach house on Fire Island, waiting tables at a hip seaside restaurant and, for the first time since he and Tanner got together, they can publicly be known as boyfriends. Being “out” takes some getting used to, but with the help of new and old friends, Collin is happier than he ever imagined. And more in love. But newfound freedom brings unexpected challenges, and when friends get flirty, old insecurities arise. Moments of doubt and jealousy threaten their happiness, and Collin and Tanner must confront the truth or risk losing it all.

Excerpt:
His smile twitched as he started up the next staircase. The last one. The one that led to our room and nowhere else. My hearth hammered hard and fast, and not from stair climbing. I needed to touch Tanner, soon, or every part of my body from my brain to my balls was going to simultaneously combust.

Tanner pushed our door open with exaggerated care and stepped inside. Jesus, is he trying to make me crazy? All I want is to….

My back slammed against the wall, and before I could complete my thought, Tanner’s mouth was on mine. The kiss was savage, tongue hot and heavy against mine, cock hot and heavy against mine. Even through our shorts, I could feel how ready he was. My head swam.

Desperate for more, I grabbed on to him, rolling us toward the door and kicking it shut. Tanner let out a grunt as I pressed him against the hard wood. Could anyone hear us? I didn’t care. I just needed this. Tanner. Now.

As soon as I shoved his T-shirt up his ribs, he yanked it off and tossed it aside. Warm smooth skin greeted my fingertips, filling my nose with his scent. God, I missed this. My mouth returned to his, tongues dueling as my hands fumbled with his fly. I couldn’t stop rubbing against him enough to get the zipper down. Tanner grabbed my ass, crushing his cock alongside mine, humping against me with enough intensity I had to force myself not to come.

I didn’t want that. Not yet. Not standing against the door when that crazy big bed was only feet away. As if he read my mind, Tanner shoved me backward, taking advantage of the moment our bodies parted to strip off his shorts. I tugged off my shirt, and before I could launch it across the room, Tanner had my shorts undone and down. Kicking them away put me off-balance, and Tanner steadied me with one hand clutching the back of my neck and the other wrapped around my cock.

Whimpers echoed through the room. My whimpers. His thumb slicked over my swollen head, round and round in circles that left me dizzy and panting.

“Let’s try out the bed.” Tanner’s voice was low and thick. I’d have said yes to anything he asked with that voice.

I couldn’t actually say a word, so I nodded and pulled us down onto the mattress. Holy Jesus. Soft cool sheets, warm hard body, wet velvety tongue. Heaven. Fire Island was heaven.

About Karen:
Karen Stivali is a prolific writer, compulsive baker and chocoholic with a penchant for books, movies, and fictional British men. She’s also the multiple award-winning author of contemporary and erotic romances. She writes novels about love…like real life, only hotter.

Karen’s lifelong fascination with people has led her to careers ranging from hand-drawn animator, to party planner, to marriage and family counselor, but writing has always been her passion. Karen enjoys nothing more than following her characters on their journey toward love. Whether the couples are m/f or m/m, it’s guaranteed that Karen’s novels are filled with food, friendship, love, and smoking hot sex—all the best things in life.

When Karen isn’t writing (and often when she is), she can be found on Twitter attempting witty banter and detailing the antics of her fruit-loving cat, BadKitteh. She loves to hear from readers (and other writers), so don’t hesitate to contact/follow/like her at the links below.
Twitter: https://twitter.com/karenstivali
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/karenstivali
Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/karenstivali/
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5170527.Karen_Stivali
Tsu: https://www.tsu.co/KarenStivali
Blog: http://karenstivali.com

Buy Links:
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AmazonCA: http://www.amazon.ca/Moment-Impact-Moments-Time-Book-ebook/dp/B00RO1Z6ZC/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1422304920&sr=1-1
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ARe: https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-momentofimpact-1700287-340.html
Dreamspinner Press: http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/AuthorArcade/karen-stivali

Tour Stops:
4-Mar: My Fiction Nook, The Hat Party, Boys on the Brink Reviews, Inked Rainbow Reads
5-Mar: Lee Brazil, The Fuzzy, Fluffy World of Chris T. Kat, Cate Ashwood, Amanda C. Stone
6-Mar: It’s Raining Men, Michael Mandrake, MM Good Book Reviews, Joyfully Jay
9-Mar: Kimi-Chan, Carly’s Book Reviews, Velvet Panic, Scattered Thoughts & Rogue Words
10-Mar: Prism Book Alliance, Molly Lolly, BFD Book Blog, Love Bytes, Bayou Book Junkie

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