Blog Tour, Exclusive Excerpt & Giveaway:
Snowbody Like You
By Ariella Zoelle
Suite Dreams, Book 1
Getting stranded with an attractive stranger in a hotel room with only one bed is something Jude’s dreamed about forever. When he finds himself in that situation for real, can it live up to his expectations?
I never expected a blizzard to turn one of my daydreams into a reality. The meet-cute gods generously bless me with the perfect costar to act out my favorite scenario about being snowed in at a hotel room with only one bed. Rigby is my ideal fantasy man brought to life: tall, adorable, with a dash of academic nerdiness thrown in to make him absolutely perfect. The best part is that he’s actually real and not just a figment of my imagination.
Is it too soon to ask if he wants his next starring role to be my boyfriend?
Falling in love with a charming cutie at the airport during a flight delay was not on my to-do list, but a chance encounter with Jude teaches me that the impossible is actually possible. He’s full of endless surprises like that. Once we get back home, my favorite discovery is learning that his creative imagination is as vivid as mine. That’s when things get really exciting as he makes all of my dreams come true.
Jude is made of magic and muchness, so how could I not love him with all my heart?
Snowbody Like You is the first book in the Suite Dreams series and part of the Sunnyside universe. This novel features an instalove, role-playing, height difference, only one bed romance. Full of cute sweetness and sexy fun, every story ends with a satisfying HEA and no cliffhangers. Each book can be read as a standalone or as part of the series in order.
Snowbody Like You was originally featured as a 14k short story in the Winter Wonderland giveaway. It has been expanded into a 61k full-length novel, which means there’s more of Jude and Rigby to love!
Special Exclusive Excerpt:
Chapter 4: Rigby Pasquali
I caressed Jude’s back to comfort him. “There’s nothing wrong with your stamina.”
“Sorry, but I’m not happy being a five-minute Frank.”
“Just-a-second Justin, two-pump chump, and five-minute Frank? Do you have a name for every duration of time?”
“Sure, there’s three-minute Theo, four-minute Freddie, six-minute Sam, seven-minute Sven, eight-minute Edgar, nine-minute Nelson, ten-minute Tim, one-hour Oscar, and six-hour Sting.”
I laughed hard at his list. “Six-hour Sting?”
“Yeah, remember when he went public about being into tantric sex years ago? I’ve never been with one of those types, though. Don’t think I’d want to, honestly. I’m not sure my ass would survive.”
“What a pity. There goes my next magic trick.”
“As long as you don’t try to pull a rabbit out of my ass, we’ll be fine.”
I arched an eyebrow at the implication. “Did you have a romantic mishap with a magician?”
“The pulling an endless chain of scarves trick is a lot less charming when a guy’s pretending to do it from your asshole. But that’s what I get for letting my sister try to set me up with a friend’s brother.”
I couldn’t stifle my amusement. “Sorry, I don’t mean to laugh, but—”
He grinned at me. “It’s fine. I never should have let it get that far. When he didn’t think it was funny when I asked if he thought I was a cheap date after he pulled a nickel from behind my ear, that should’ve been a clue it would never work out. But it was freshman year of college, so I had to get my ‘dumbass sexual exploit’ card punched for dating clout.”
“Is it weird I feel cheated I’ve never had a bad date? All of mine were normal.”
“Be thankful you’ve never been on a date with an idiot who was drunk enough to think it was a good idea to ask a cop to handcuff him because he never saw a pair of handcuffs that didn’t make him horny.”
I snorted in amusement. “What did the cop do?”
“Threatened to give him a ticket for public intoxication if he didn’t beat it. Said idiot thought that was an invitation to literally ‘beat it,’ so he started jerking off in front of the cop. He got his ass hauled in for public indecency to go detox in the drunk tank.”
His story was an interesting insight into the very different dating lives we had. “What did you do?”
“Thanked the officer for saving me and tried to get his number.” Jude snickered at the memory. “In my defense, he was hot in that ‘lay down your authority and handcuff me to the bed’ way.”
“Did you get taken in, too?”
“No, my special brand of idiocy thankfully comes off as charming, so he let me go home with a warning.” He looked up at me with concern. “I was stupid back then and felt I had something to prove, so I promise I don’t do that kind of thing anymore. If you ignore the adult toys, I’ve practically been living like a monk for the last half of a decade.”
Taking a chance, I said, “If you want someone to tie you up and assert their authority over you, I’m more than happy to do that for you.”
Jude whimpered as he shifted against me. “If you handcuff and tease me, I’ll love you forever. I’m not even joking. You’ll never get rid of me after that. I’ll follow you to the end of the earth and back, begging for more.”
“The key to your heart is a handcuff key? Kinky.”
“And my keyhole is you-shaped, so we’re a match made in heaven.” He guided me down for a heated kiss I gave myself over to. I’d do damn near anything he wanted to have him love me back.
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Coming July 23
Unexpected sparks fly when a shy, straight, nerdy sweetheart meets a flirtatious, sexy, older Frenchman. Is Zio brave enough to take a chance on Armand?
Fabrizio “Zio” Revello
I embrace the philosophy that nobody is perfect by studying the art of imperfection. But then I meet Armand, forcing me to completely reevaluate my world view. From his gorgeous face, teasing sense of humor, and a French accent to die for, everything about him makes me forget one very important detail: I’ve never been attracted to a man until him. I shouldn’t let him tempt me, but the glimpse of the real Armand behind his playful flirtations makes him impossible to resist.
I’ve never been the adventurous type, but Armand makes me want to be brave and daring. Isn’t a lifetime of happiness with a person who understands me worth the risk?
I approach Zio in search of a no-strings-attached evening of fun to kick off my business trip to Hawaii. But I get way more than I bargained for when I discover a shy, nerdy sweetheart who finds beauty in my flaws. He even accepts the hidden parts of my heart that I hide from the world. It makes me want to make him mine—not just for one night but for every night of the rest of our lives.
He says he’s straight, but when have I ever let that stop me from getting what I want?
Flawsome Explorations is the second book in the Suite Dreams series and part of the Sunnyside universe. This novel features a bisexual awakening, shy/flirt, age gap, instalove, opposites attract romance. Full of cute sweetness and sexy fun, every story ends with a satisfying HEA and no cliffhangers. Each book can be read as a standalone or as part of the series in order.
About the Author:
Ariella Zoelle previously published as A.F. Zoelle. She adores steamy, funny, swoony romances where couples are allowed to just be happy. That means she writes low angst stories full of heat, humor, and heart. Her vast knowledge of weird, wild, and wonderful randomness colors her writing, meaning her characters have some pretty strange and entertaining interests.
There are even rumors that she’s a time management wizard who uses her magic powers to create enough free time to turn her massive horde of plot bunnies into sassy M/M romance novels. Her next feat will be turning herself into a full-time author.
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