"Funny, sassy, sexy and brilliant book...Absolute Must Read!!!"
~Amy from Schmexy Girls Book Blog
"Crazy sisters, best friends, a slimy ex, and a gorgeously sexy sweet man. Who wouldn't want Another Shot at Love?" ~~ Stacy Nickelson, It Started With A Book Blog
Another Shot At Love
Book 1, What’s Love??? series
By: Niecey Roy
New Adult Romantic Comedy / Contemporary Romantic Comedy
Released October 21, 2013
Released October 21, 2013
~~ Blurb ~~
Imogen Gorecki has a problem—her twin sister just got engaged, and guess who’s the best man? That’s right, her scum-of-an-ex-boyfriend whom she caught cheating with a bottle-blonde, with fake breasts and a stripper’s flexibility. There’s a disturbing possibility her eyes will never recover.
Gen needs a date for the engagement party, but finding Mr. Perfect in a time crunch is proving impossible. Just when she’s about to give up, she face-plants into the crotch of the sexiest guy she’s ever met.
Matt Sesnick is everything Gen wants in a man —except he’s not interested in a relationship. Can she convince Matt to take another shot at love, or will Gen’s pregnant, hormonal older sister, her bridezilla twin, and all of her past Mr. Wrongs get in the way of their happily-ever-after?
~~ Excerpt ~~
“You really should change that light bulb,” Matt said, glancing around us.
“I know.” I pushed aside my wallet to dig to the bottom of my oversized purse. “I kind of take for granted that this is supposed to be a safe neighborhood.”
“Until an alien abducts you off your poorly lit porch.”
“Very funny.” I glanced up from my purse with a smile. “But really, it’s late. You could have been home by now.”
“Gen, I’m glad to walk you to your door. I would have worried about you if I hadn’t.”
I considered him as we stood there on my porch, the light flickering above us. I didn’t want him to leave, but I didn’t know how to ask him to stay. Maybe I could ask him in for a drink, though I’d already had enough.
But I have those cupcakes…
Yeah. I could offer him cupcakes. They weren’t his favorite, chocolate with sprinkles, but yellow cake with milk chocolate frosting had to be a close second, right? Hadn’t he said a cupcake will fix everything?
“I’m really glad we went out tonight.” His voice made me jump and I dropped the keys. We both bent to pick them up at the same time and bumped foreheads.
“Sorry,” he said.
“It’s okay, I’m fine.” I clasped my forehead and laughed. Probably, I sounded hysterical. Like a rabid hyena. I couldn’t even look him in the eye when I took the keys from him. “Thanks for inviting me. I had a lot of fun tonight.”
“Me too,” he said.
I put the key into the lock, turning it slowly as I struggled with what to do about him and my out of control libido. Unlocking my door hadn’t given me enough time to figure things out, though, so I tried to prolong sliding the patio door open. That didn’t take long either, and I hesitated in the doorway, still unsure. I opened my mouth to ask him in, but nothing came out. So I stepped backward through the doorway, my gaze glued to his. After a moment, he followed me inside, part of his face lost in shadows.
Time stood still. My tongue darted out to lick my lips, and I lifted up onto my toes as he lowered his head to meet me halfway. The smell of his cologne surrounded me and my eyes drifted shut. He grasped me loosely around my back, pulling me close, sending shivers coursing through my body. His breath caressed my skin, his lips just a whisper away from mine, and my lips parted…
1. Where did you get the idea for the novel?
I was actually inspired by the concept of the novel by working in an insurance company very similar to Bradshaw Insurance (Gen's employer in the book). You'd be amazed at the way gossip and news travels inside a building like that, ha! Also, the sisters in this book are really similar to the relationship my sisters and I have with each other. Throw in some bad dates, a jerk-face ex, and a super hot guy, and Another Shot Of Love pretty much just flowed :)
2. Why did you pick this genre? What do you like about it?
Romantic Comedy is my favorite! I actually love watching RomCom movies (I might be considered an addict. So, when I write, it's what comes naturally to me. It's either RomCom, or the extreme opposite (emotional paranormal). I chose to write these characters younger, in their early 20s, for the New Adult genre, because that's a really fun, and confusing time to be in love. There's a lot of firsts when you're in your early twenties, and that includes heartbreak, first serious relationships. Early 20s, you're just figuring out what love is and how to deal with it. I thought Another Shot At Love fit perfectly in New Adult Romance.
3. Since becoming a writer, what’s the most exciting thing to ever happen to you?
My very first fan mail :) It was an email, actually. And the reader loved the book enough to write to me. I almost fell out of my chair when I got the message. I LOVE hearing from readers. I love connecting with them on Social Media, or receiving a message. I always respond. Always. If someone has taken the time to read my books, I'm definitely going to take the time to return their messages!
4. What book are you currently reading or what was the last book you read?
I'm currently beta reading a NA Paranormal called Part-Time Reaper by Casse NaRome. She writes YA and NA Paranormal. My addiction (besides RomCom) is paranormal.
5. What is your writing process?
I wish I had one. Mostly, I have writing habits. I CANNOT write unless I have a pair of headphones or earbuds in, whether I'm listening to music or not! Weird, I know! I think it takes me away from the present... That's my only explanation for its weirdness. Ha! Also, I carry a notebook with me EVERYWHERE. It's one of those little ringed notebooks with one pocket separator. It fits inside my purse. I pull it out everywhere I can't have my iPad or laptop open. I also like to plot out a scene in my notebook before I write it. Gives me a good foundation and idea of where I'm going and the words flow better.
6. What is something people would be surprised to know about you?
Hm. Well, I sing my face off everywhere I go: in the car, in the shower, getting ready for work, cooking, walking around, cleaning... I am pretty sure my husband gets tired of it, but I'm sure I don't care. ha! It's just who I am. And now, my kids do it, too.
7. How do you react to a bad review?
I've learned that in the professional blogging world, bloggers are very serious about their reviews, which means it's just as hard for them to post a "bad" review, as it is for an author to read them. And, to me, a bad review is one that really cuts down an author or is very crass. I've yet to read a review like this in the blogger community. I so appreciate the time people to take to write reviews. I get excited with each new one that goes up up!
~~ About the Author ~~
Niecey Roy knew she wanted to be a writer from a very young age, but her moment of enlightenment came after watching the movie You’ve Got Mail. It was then she realized her place in life, and happily parked her butt on writing romance. Her dream was to create sexy vixens, hunky, half-naked heroes, and above all, romance; lots and lots of butterflies in the belly, breathless first kisses and happily-ever-afters.
Most days she can be found at home at a cluttered desk, pounding her tired little fingers away on a keyboard with nothing but black pepper flavored sunflower seeds and Visine as her weapons for mass-romance-novel-creation. When her fingers need a break, you’ll find her at a table with friends, drinking a few martinis and showing off a new pair of (sometimes ridiculous) high heels. She’s usually the loudest at the table and most often the one snorting with laughter.
Niecey is the author of Fender Bender Blues, a contemporary romantic comedy published by The Wild Rose Press. Her new novel to be released November 2013, Another Shot At Love, is the first novel in the What’s Love??? series.
visit Niecey’s Amazon Author Page
Connect with Niecey!!!
Niecey loves hearing from fans!!!
Niecey loves hearing from fans!!!
Imogen Gorecki has a problem—she needs a date to her twin sister’s engagement party. Her cheating scum-of-an-ex-boyfriend is the best man, and Gen needs to find Mr. Right ASAP. The only problem? Finding Mr. Perfect in a time crunch is proving impossible. Just when she’s about to give up, she face-plants into the crotch of the sexiest guy she’s ever met. Can she convince Matt to take another shot at love, or will Gen’s pregnant, hormonal older sister, her bridezilla twin, and all of her past Mr. Wrongs get in the way of their happily-ever-after?
Just when she’s about to give up she face-plants into the crotch of the sexiest guy she’s ever met #AnotherShotAtLove http://ow.ly/r3i16
Will her bridezilla twin and all her past Mr. Wrongs get in the way of their happily-ever-after? #AnotherShotAtLove http://ow.ly/r3i16
Niecey Roy knew she wanted to be a writer from a very young age, but her moment of enlightenment came after watching the movie You’ve Got Mail. Her dream was to create sexy vixens, hunky, half-naked heroes, and above all, romance; lots and lots of butterflies in the belly, breathless first kisses and happily-ever-afters. www.nieceyroy.com
Finding Mr. Perfect in a time crunch is proving impossible. Just when she’s about to give up, she face-plants into the crotch of the sexiest guy she’s ever met. Can she convince Matt to take another shot at love, or will Gen’s pregnant, hormonal older sister, her bridezilla twin, and all of her past Mr. Wrongs get in the way of their happily-ever-after? http://ow.ly/r3i16
Kate Voegele’s CD ~ Don’t Look Away
You Can’t Break A Broken Heart ~ Kate Voegele
This Kiss ~ Faith Hill
You Lie - The Band Perry
Madness ~ Muse