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BLOG STOP & GIVEAWAY – Curve by Nicola Hudson

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Title: Curve

Genre:  New Adult Contemporary Romance – with a British sensibility

**Appropriate for readers over 15 due to sensitive themes (sexual violence), language and sexual content.**

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SYNOPSIS

Cass is seventeen and never been kissed, let alone touched.  On one humiliating night, that changes when two boys become interested in her.  Flynn is the older brother of her best friend, yet Cass has never considered him as anything other than that.  Rob is the school sports star and becomes obsessed with Cass when he loses a bet because of her.

As the relationship between Cass and Flynn develops, Rob’s interest becomes increasingly malevolent.  One terrible night changes Cass’s life and threatens to destroy her relationship with Flynn, as well as her future.

Goodreads Link: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18299202-curve

Purchase Links:

Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Curve-Nicola-Hudson-ebook/dp/B00G4RETSW/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1382650231&sr=1-1&keywords=Curve+Nicola

Amazon US: http://www.amazon.com/Curve-Nicola-Hudson-ebook/dp/B00G4RETSW/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1382675452&sr=8-2&keywords=Curve+Nicola

About Nicola:

Facebook Author Profile Link: https://www.facebook.com/nicolahudsonauthor

Goodreads Profile Link: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7211253.Nicola_Hudson

Twitter Link: https://twitter.com/NicHudsonAuthor

I’ve always been an avid reader and occasional writer, but only ever for my own eyes!  Then, last year, I read my first New Adult novel – and I was hooked.  After consuming a vast e-pile of NA, the burning need to write my own was overwhelming.  And so I started…

Fitting in writing around a demanding job and a wonderfully supportive husband has been, umm, interesting at times but the whole process has been a fantastic experience.  I have been blown away by the friendliness and support shown by the readers, writers and bloggers who make up the NA and Indie communities; online with them is one of my favourite places to hang out!

I have already started the follow-up novel to Curve, Heart, which follows Neve as she starts at university.

EXTRACT:

After dropping down to plant a soft kiss on my forehead, he sat back on his knees. “I can’t take any more tonight, Cass.”  As much as I wanted to continue, I didn’t want to push him: partly out of fear, as this was so much further than I had expected to be three days into a relationship; partly because I knew how embarrassingly close I was to completely letting go at that moment.

“OK. I guess I’ll go to bed then.” I tried not to sound too disappointed.

“Cass, I want to carry on more than anything right now but we would end up regretting it.  Trust me, you, and that, is all I’m going to be thinking about for hours.”

“OK.”

“Don’t just say OK, Cass.  Tell me what you’re thinking.”

“Why? I agree.  We should stop.”  I think frustration was making me stroppy.

“Really?  Because stopping then took every ounce of self-control I have and, if you had done the same to me, I would be doing whatever it took to change your mind.”  Maybe it was frustration that was pushing Flynn as well.

“What do you want me to say, Flynn?  That I am so turned on right now I am struggling to even string a sentence together?  That, even though we probably would regret it, I don’t want to stop?  That there is no way I’m going to be able to sleep in your bed tonight without replaying every second of that?  I’ve never so much as kissed a boy before and you have got me ready to give you everything so quickly – it’s scary how much I want you.  So sorry if it’s not the response you were after.  I’m doing the best I can.”  Although we were talking in whispers, there was an angry edge to my voice.

“You’re amazing, Cass.  And that’s so what I needed to hear.  I haven’t felt like this before either and I need to know that you feel the same.  I don’t want to push you but I don’t want to be the one making all of the decisions either.” He took my face in his hands and kissed me.  “And, yes I’ve changed the sheets, but you should know that I lay in that bed last night thinking of you…”  The raised eyebrow that accompanied this remark was an obvious sign that he expected me to respond in disgust.

“Yeah, well that will probably be me tonight so, if I were you, I’d make sure to change them again tomorrow!”  I returned the eyebrow raise, blew him a kiss and left him laughing.

“’Night, Cass.”

Night, Flynn.

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RELEASE DAY – Curve by Nicola Hudson

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Title: Curve

Genre: New Adult contemporary romance  (UK setting)

SYNOPSIS

Cass is seventeen and never been kissed, let alone touched, when two boys become interested in her.  Flynn is the older brother of her best friend, yet Cass has never considered him as anything other than that.  Rob is the school sports star and becomes obsessed with Cass when he loses a bet because of her.  As the relationship between Cass and Flynn develops, Rob’s interest becomes increasingly malevolent.  One night changes Cass’s life and threatens to destroy her relationship with Flynn, as well as her future.

Purchase Links:

Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Curve-Nicola-Hudson-ebook/dp/B00G4RETSW/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1382650231&sr=1-1&keywords=Curve+Nicola

Amazon US: http://www.amazon.com/Curve-Nicola-Hudson-ebook/dp/B00G4RETSW/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1382675452&sr=8-2&keywords=Curve+Nicola

EXTRACT:

When I arrived at Neve’s house for her parents’ party, I felt strangely nervous.  This would be the first time I had seen Flynn since he dropped me off and, other than a few flirty texts, we hadn’t had any other contact.

Getting ready at home, I had felt like I was preparing for a date with him, which was absurd as I knew he was going out for the evening with Jake.  The deep red top I had bought on impulse when I went shopping with Neve looked great with my black jeans.  I had managed to twist my hair into beach waves and, other than opting for a little more eyeliner than usual, I kept my make-up light. My new-found confidence added an invisible glow which made me focus on what I liked when I looked in the mirror, rather than concentrating on the bits I wanted to change.

Neve had also made an effort: her new jeans were topped off with a glittery off-one-shoulder top and she had a plait snaking across her hairline before it fell into loose curls.  She looked like she should be on the pages of a magazine, but instead was opening the door and squealing my name.  After dropping my overnight bag in her room, we went to the kitchen where there was a makeshift bar and array of snacks on the breakfast bar.  We perched on a couple of the stools, knowing that most of the people in the lounge would be too old to be that interesting.  The loud music we could hear in there was certainly from way before our time.

Before we had finished our first drink, a hand brushed against my lower back and I felt that familiar tingle start.  I turned my head just as Flynn was lowering his to kiss the back of my neck and our heads bumped into one another.  Rubbing his forehead, Flynn opted for a smile instead.

“Hi.”  I felt strangely shy and very conscious of Neve sat across from me.

“Hi, Cass.  Long time, no see.” Flynn was wearing a white tee shirt under a black jacket, along with his usual jeans and boots. His hair was casually messed into the sort of style favoured by bands like One Direction.  I knew he would be offended by the comparison but he looked fantastic to me.  He opened a bottle of beer and started drinking.  I couldn’t pull my eyes away from the way his mouth curled around the top of the bottle, thinking of how wonderful his mouth felt on mine.  I almost lost it when his tongue peeped out to lick a droplet from his lip after he had lowered the bottle.  Obsessed, moi?

“Where are you going tonight?” Neve filled the silence, possibly sensing that I had lost the ability to speak.

“A group of us have got tickets for the Tree House.  There’s a couple of decent bands playing and it includes an open bar,” he said, checking the time on his phone.  “I better get going.  I’ve got to be at Jake’s in ten minutes.”  He took another swig, put the bottle down, gave us a smile and, after popping in to say goodbye to his parents, left.

No kiss, no hug, nothing.  I tried not to let Neve see that I was disappointed by his departure and picked up my drink to give myself something to focus on.

“I bet he’ll be wasted tonight.  Wonder if he will even make it back from Jake’s?” I murmured agreement but Neve’s comment just made me feel even more deflated.  As I took a long gulp of my drink, I felt my phone vibrate in my back pocket.

Flynn: You look hot tonight 😉

Me: Thanks.  You left quick 

Flynn: Had to leave or else I would have dragged you upstairs and done naughty things to you 😉

Me: *doesn’t know what to say* x

Flynn: Just say yes 😉

Me: lol Are you coming back home tonight?

Flynn: Yes. Not until late though.  Will you be up? x

Me: Text me when you get in and we’ll see x

Flynn: OK. Don’t get too drunk! x

Me: You too! xx

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COVER REVEAL – Curve by Nicola Hudson

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Title: Curve

Genre: New Adult contemporary romance  (UK setting)

Release Date: 25th October 2013

SYNOPSIS

Cass is seventeen and never been kissed, let alone touched, when two boys become interested in her.  Flynn is the older brother of her best friend, yet Cass has never considered him as anything other than that.  Rob is the school sports star and becomes obsessed with Cass when he loses a bet because of her.  As the relationship between Cass and Flynn develops, Rob’s interest becomes increasingly malevolent.  One night changes Cass’s life and threatens to destroy her relationship with Flynn, as well as her future.

Author Links:

https://www.facebook.com/nicolahudsonauthor

https://twitter.com/NicHudsonAuthor

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18299202-curve