Las Vegas, A Billionaire Bachelor, and Kristina Knight
Our visitor to day is author Kristina Knight. She’s here to tell us about her travels to Las Vegas (where I am right now) and her book What the Bachelor Gets (on sale at Amazon for $.99 all week). Please welcome Kristina and leave her comments about her book, Vegas or anything you like. Now here’s Kristina.
I have a love affair with Las Vegas. For every person who hates it – and some hate the glittering, neon-ringed, gambling den with a passion – I can come up with a reason to love it. Not all of those reasons are found on the Strip, either. Some, of course, are.
Like, the neon. I know, I know. Neon is ugly during the day, it’s wasteful, the old signs clutter up landfills. I know all of these things. But after the sun goes down and before the moon comes out, you can look out of your hotel suite and the Vegas Strip is transformed into a fairyland. Twinkling lights, brilliant colors and fantastical displays as far as the eye can see…it’s a very modern display, but it is also very beautiful.
Or, if you’re not into neon, you can go into the desert to watch the sunrise over the Grand Canyon. I love sunrises and sunsets over the ocean, but there is something completely other-worldly about the grey-to-pink-to-blue changes that take place over the Canyon at daybreak…it takes your breath away.
And then there is the food. We’ve been to Vegas at least 5 times now, and I’ve never found one of those mythical 99-cent buffets. Even if I did, I probably wouldn’t eat there because there are places like the Original Lindo Michoacan and a local brick over pizza place that we stumbled onto just off the strip… and there are the fancy options at Cesar’s and the Luxor.
I love vacationing in Vegas, and that’s part of the reason I set my Billionaire Cowboys trilogy there – because it gave me an excuse to go back (it was a business expense!!) while researching the books…and it also gives me the chance to go back every day that I’m drafting or editing one of the books.
Tell me, where is your favorite vacation spot?
Kristina’s book What the Bachelor Gets, Book one of her Billionaire Cowboys series, is on sale at Amazon for $.99 all week.
Blurb: All Gage Reeves wants is to make a success of his new luxury shopping development on the Vegas Strip. Callie Holliday dreams of having the hottest day spa in Vegas. For these childhood friends, business is becoming decidedly personal . . . and it’s risky business gambling on love. Sensuality Level: Sensual
Excerpt: Callie unlocked the front door but didn’t move to go inside. Instead, she stood beside him as if waiting. Their bodies didn’t touch, but he could feel a slight hum that seemed to connect him to her.
“Good night, Gage.”
“Good night, Cal.”
This time she moved, toward him. Gage stepped forward, too, and leaned in to press his lips to hers. She was soft, her full lips steady beneath his, and she tasted like the Corona and lime she’d been drinking. Gage slipped his hands to her neck to play his thumbs against the sensitive skin beneath her jaw, and Callie stepped forward again, this time bringing her body in full contact with his. His dick jumped in his jeans.
Her hands pressed against his chest and then pushed up around his neck. Callie slanted her head and opened her mouth to him. Gage pushed her against the doorframe, insinuating his leg between hers as he took the kiss deeper.
She drew him in, deep into the depths of her, and Gage didn’t care if they kissed like this for the rest of the night. He wanted to be near her. Wanted to feel her against him. Wanted to go on tasting her until he was positive he’d never forget any of it.
Finally, he broke the kiss, panting, his lips millimeters from hers.
Callie swallowed, and he watched the muscles in her throat slide down and then up slowly. She blew out a breath.
“Good night, Gage?” It was a question, and he didn’t want to answer it.
“Good night, Cal,” he said. “I’ll call you tomorrow.”
Before he could talk himself into her condo, Gage returned to the truck. He sat in the cab for a long moment, watching until Callie went inside and closed the door. Then he looked at his jeans and said, “Cold shower, buddy, ice-cold shower.”
Author Bio: Once upon a time, Kristina Knight spent her days running from car crash to fire to meetings with local police–no, she wasn’t a troublemaker, she was a journalist. Her career took her all over the United States, writing about everything from a serial killer’s capture to the National Finals Rodeo. Along the way, she found her very own Knight in Shining Cowboy Boots and an abiding love for romance novels. And just like the characters from her favorite books, she’s living her own happily ever after.
Kristina writes sassy contemporary romance novels; her books have appeared on Kindle Best Seller Lists. She loves hearing from readers, so drop her a line!