Friday, February 7, 2014

Virtual Book Tour: Bits and Bytes series by Allyson Lindt

Congratulations to the tour winners:

The four weekly winners of the $10 GC were:
Week 1 - Kate Larkindale
Week 2 - Rita Wray
Week 3 - Emily Wells
Week 4 - bn100

The Grand Prize winner of the Kindle Paperwhite was Elise-Maria Barton

The host prize winner of the $25 Amazon GC was Harlie's Books..

Goddess Fish Promotions is organizing a Virtual Book Tour for The Bits and Bytes series by Allyson Lindt, contemporary romance novels available now from Acelette Press and Liquid Silver Books. The tour will run March 10 - April 4, 2014 and the stops are separated by book as indicated below. Allyson is available for guest post and interviews, or a review may be scheduled for the stop. The books are available in PDF format for review.

Allyson will be awarding prizes as follows:
* Grand prize at the end of the four week tour - a Kindle paperwhite to one randomly drawn winner.
* Each week, one randomly drawn commenter will win a $10 Amazon GC
* One randomly drawn host from the entire four week tour will win a $25 Amazon GC

Zach is haunted by ex-girlfriends. The day his fiancĂ©e dumped him, she also sold her shares of his multi-billion dollar corporation. On top of that, the girl who broke his heart in high school—the only woman he’s never been able to forget—is back in his life. She’s filling his business partner’s head with delusions of recovering from the hostile takeover, and haunting Zach’s most vivid fantasies. But Zach’s got a plan to solve half the problem: one night with her, and he can put the past behind him.

It’s been years since Rae talked to her high school sweetheart. But her best friend is his business partner, and running in the same circles has caught up to her. Rae is seeing Zach everywhere, including her explicit, rampant imagination. When he proposes a single night together for closure, she hopes it will be just what she needs to move on.

The past and the present intertwine as “Just this once” becomes “Just one more time.” When Rae discovers the solution to Zach’s business problems the entire situation becomes one giant knot. Can he trust her enough to risk his heart and livelihood a second time, or will experience convince him to walk away from everything?

Kenzie propositions a sexy stranger in a coffee shop to prove to herself she’s capable of taking a risk. She doesn’t expect him to be sitting across from her the following Monday as her newest client. Even worse, she can’t stop thinking about what might have happened between them on a personal level if it weren’t for their professional relationship. He knows how to push her buttons, and she doesn’t want him to stop.

Scott has built his software company from the ground up to escape things like stuffy old men telling him how to behave, so he loathes his board of directors ordering him to make the public forget he doesn’t have a verbal filter. When his new publicity manager is the almost-fling he never expected to see again, he seizes the opportunity to have fun and still pretend he’s complying with the board’s edict.

Giving in to desire could mean both their jobs, but each “one last time” always leads to another. Now they have to decide what they’re willing to sacrifice to indulge this conflict of interest.

Riley tends to fall hard and fast for the guys she dates, and it never ends with the wedding bells she expects. Tired of the heartbreak and unsure if she even knows what love is, she swears off unreliable things like dating and trying to find that elusive happily-ever-after spark. Focusing on her art seems like the perfect distraction, except she’s missing the physical side of being half a couple. Fortunately, her best friend, Zane, is happy to model for her drawings and tie her up in the bedroom with no expectations.

Zane’s granddad raised him with the belief that people who bring joy to the world should be protected at all costs. For Zane, his best friend Riley is one of those people, and he definitely doesn't mind when making her happy involves helping her pursue her creative dream and some sport sex with a hint of kink. They can have fun, and he can keep her from falling for the next idiot who comes along while she searches for her Prince Charming.

Regardless of her resolution, as things heat up between them, Riley finds herself falling again. She needs to decide if she’s in love with the idea of being in love, or if—despite Zane’s insistence that she deserves someone better—what she feels for him is the real thing. If she can’t learn to trust her heart and convince Zane he’s exactly what she needs, it will obliterate a lifelong friendship.

Archer should be focusing on how to keep his comic book shop from financially crashing and burning in an epic way. However, when his sexy-as-hell best friend and Sunday-afternoon-movie buddy, Tori, asks him to teach her how to keep emotions out of sex, he welcomes the distraction.

Tori couldn’t ask for a better best friend than Archer. He respects her fandom, and he lets her sell her custom-made costumes in his store. Even better, he’s willing to give her a hands-on demonstration of how to keep love and sex separate. Experience has taught her not to fall for a guy who’s as infatuated with an ex-girlfriend as Archer is, so she’s already got the no-love bit covered.

With each new lesson, the line between the physical and emotional blurs a little more. Can they let go of their pasts—and learn a few new tricks along the way—or will they lose their friendship and budding relationship for good?

Holding Her Close:
March 10: Long and Short Reviews
March 11: All I Want and More
March 11: Musings and Ramblings
March 12: Snarky Mom Reads... - Review
March 13: Love is a Mystery
March 13: Untamed Spirit - Review
March 14: The Divas of Desire - Review

Conflict of Interest: 
March 17: Bitches Be Writn'
March 18: Sharing Links and Wisdom
March 18: Desire Me Only
March 18: Musings and Ramblings
March 19: Snarky Mom Reads... - Review
March 20: Romance Novel Giveaways
March 21: Books and Other Spells

Toeing the Line:
March 24: It's Raining Books
March 25: Musings and Ramblings
March 26: Harlie's Books
March 26: Snarky Mom Reads... - Review
March 27: Sharing Links and Wisdom
March 28: Welcome to My World of Dreams

Learning New Tricks: 
March 31: Rachel Brimble Romance
April 1: Musings and Ramblings
April 1: Booker Like a Hooker - Promo
April 2: Snarky Mom Reads... - Review
April 3: Untamed Spirit
April 4: Harlie's Books