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Blog Tour: Racing to Love by Amy Gregory - Guest Post + Excerpt

Hey guys! Welcome to today's blog tour stop! Its a little late up, I apologise. Just got home after a long day at school. Its 1 am now gosh! So anyway, Racing to Love is published by Sapphire Star Publishing and is a novel of 79,000 words. It is the first book in the Carter's Treasure Series. Racing to Love is a contemporary romance, with aspects of comedy and drama in it. Take a look at the blurb, doesn't it look great? Thanks for joining me today and enjoy the post!

Racing to Love by Amy Gregory

From the outside, Molly West had everything, beauty, brains, and a career she’d retired from not once, but twice. Being in the limelight and in a sport that was male driven, she was often surrounded men. She ignored first the boys, and as she got older, the men. Unfortunately, they were all the same, all after one thing, and she had absolutely no use for them. Her cold shoulder and patented not a chance in hell look were usually enough to get her point across. Occasionally, she had to resort to her sass—and her brother.

Molly had no plans in changing what was a perfectly good system. That is until she walked into the pits. When she stood toe-to-toe with the sex in jeans, she knew right then and there that the man her adoptive mother always told her was out there, was now standing right in front of her.

Carter Sterling had traveled the racing circuit since he was a boy. He’d heard all the old standbys, She’s out there somewhere, love comes along when you least expect it. Good things come to those that… Yeah, he’d heard them all. The last place he expected to meet the love of his life was on a pro track. All she did was smile, and he knew, looking into her sapphire blue eyes, Molly West was his. Forever.

If it was only that easy. From the moment he laid eyes on her, he had a gripping feeling in him. An overwhelming need to protect her. A girl he’d just met. Carter had learned a long time ago that gut feelings are almost never wrong.

Molly now held his heart in her hands, but it was going to take a lot more than just love to protect her from the past she thought she’d buried a long time ago.

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Amy Gregory

Amy Gregory leads an incredibly active lifestyle in Kansas City with her husband and their three fantastic kids who keep them running in three very different directions. When she’s not rushing her oldest daughter to tumbling, her youngest daughter to music lessons, or sitting track-side watching her son practice motocross, she’s taking the few minutes in between to scribble the next pages in her Racing to Love series.

When asked, “When do you have time to write?” Amy Gregory giggles. “In bits and pieces,” she says.

Amy is known for her snarky, off the cuff sense of humor, which you’ll find shining through in the characters she’s created. Her debut novel, Racing to Love, Carter’s Treasure, is set for release June 7, 2012.

I’ve spent my whole life trying to figure out what I want to be when I grow up, and now I’ve finally found it. – Amy Gregory

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Time for a short excerpt!

They continued to walk back toward the pits, but he stopped when they were in the darkened hallway, just before they would have rounded the corner and been seen.

Molly’s heart sped.

He was still holding her hand, but turned to face her as he placed his other hand on her waist. She sucked in a breath when he stepped forward. Her first instinct was to be anxious, to cower back, but something in those ice blue eyes told her she didn’t have to be afraid.

When he had leaned in to kiss her when they were sitting on the track, she’d panicked. And then when he had started to move away, she’d panicked again—for a different reason entirely.

Those flip-flopping emotions were about to drive her crazy.

Now, in the dimmed corridor, Molly closed her eyes to catch her breath and to search for a decision. He’d been rubbing his thumb on her waist, but his movements stopped when her eyes dropped closed. The soothing strokes didn’t continue until she finally reopened her eyes and dragged her attention up his chest and past his Adam’s apple. She continued up until she locked her gaze with his. When she offered him a hesitant smile, he began stroking her again with a warm smile on his lips.

Staring down at her, he let go of her hand and skimmed the back of his over her cheek. She felt her heart thundering, her pulse racing when she ran her hands up his chest, feeling each and every rippled muscle. She’d never purposely touched a man like this before. Sure, she’d felt Brody’s muscles when she’d smacked him for one reason or another. Or when trying to push him off of her after he’d wrestled her to the ground being an ornery brother and all. But this? This was foreign.

Her eyes were back on her own fingers, taking everything in. She stopped at his heart and could feel it pounding hard beneath the soft cotton t-shirt.

“Just so you know…” he started in his slow, sexy voice.

She could tell he was waiting for eye contact again before continuing. “Yeah?” she whispered.

“I’m going to fall in love with you.”

Aww, that last line was so amazingly sweet:)

And now, let's welcome Amy to the blog! She is joining us today with an awesome guest post about her and writing! Enjoy:)

This has been a crash course for me. I have always been a creative type of person, but I didn’t really know my destiny until finally it all hit me about a year ago. I know I’ve talked a few times about how the Racing to Love series came to me in a recurring dream. It’s the second half of that story that I don’t really think much about because it’s been such a blur.

I didn’t have a college degree in creative writing when I sat down to type out my four hundred plus page dream I’d hand-written. I was lost when it came to figuring out what to do after I had my, now thoroughly loved baby, typed out. I didn’t know one person in the industry, I had no one to ask questions of or to turn to for advice. This was a sink or swim for me, and now I had figured out something that I really wanted to continue to do and that was write. But I didn’t want to just write for myself and let them pile up in my laptop. So, what’s a girl to do that has no clue what the next step is?

I bought book after book after book on publishing. Of course Writer’s Market was the best and I spent weeks researching publishers and agents looking for the right one. I forced myself to go beyond my comfort zone and actually use the Internet, falling face first into Twitter and Facebook. I followed one author, then that became two and so on. Those people were kind enough to answer questions here and there because I was very careful to not bombard them.

The rest is like I said earlier, a complete and utter blur. A hard road, sometimes so disheartening I wanted to cry. But here’s the thing…if you want it bad enough, it’s worth every moment of heartache. It’s worth the early mornings to fit in a few moments to write, it’s worth rejection after rejection, because when it’s in your hands, in print, it’s like a dream come true.

So yep, that's about it for today! Today's blog tour is brought to you by CBLS Promotions!


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