November 3, 2016

Knockout love by @susanvaughn1124 #RLFblog #contemporary romance

Today's featured book is Knockout Love by Susan V. Vaughn.

About the Book

Title Knockout Love
Genre contemporary romance
Author Susan V. Vaughn
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
She just might be the woman of his dreams….
Maggie Heugan has her life all planned out, from her engagement to a handsome doctor, to her perfect nursing career. Then why does a chance meeting with a captivating stranger, have her questioning everything she has ever known?
Pro wrestler, Sean Miller is on a fast track to his destiny, until an unexpected injury derails his course. Now he can’t refrain from chasing the enticingly beautiful Nurse Maggie, when she just might hold the key to healing him in more ways than one.
For these two conflicted lovers, life spirals out of control, when Love collides with destiny.

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Publisher  Inkspell Publishing

About the Author

Romance Author, Susan Vaughn understood the meaning of sarcasm before she could walk.  Her childhood in the suburbs of Detroit was spent mainly trying to outwit her six creative siblings.  When she wasn’t working on the next soul crushing jab, she sharpened her imagination on romantic literature and day dreamed about her knight in shining armor.
It didn’t take long for this hairdresser by trade to turn her passion for reading romances into writing her own unique love stories.  Susan lives her life finding laughter in all situations, and delights in marrying sarcasm with romance to create realistic falling-in-love stories in the unlikeliest of scenarios.  
Susan lives on the shores of Lake Huron with her real life knight in shining armor and enjoys watching their three children learn the art of sarcasm and wit.

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  1. Hi Everyone! I am so happy to be back on the RLF. I will be posting three different blurbs for Knockout Love. I have gotten some really nice reviews for this little wrestling romance. I hope to intrigue more people today into giving it a try. So here's my pitch...If you like traditional romances with a modern twist. If you like loads of sexual tension mixed in with moments of laughter, and moments of heartache, this is the book for you. It's a easy one night read that will provide a fun escape :)

  2. Excerpt one...
    “Sir, I’m not sure you realize this, but you have been sleeping in your wheelchair.” And blocking the steps in the process! Maggie bit her tongue and waited for him to respond.
    “Yeah, so?” The striking blue eyes found hers again and made her heart skip a beat.
    “So,” Maggie repeated and then racked her brain for the proper compassionate-nurse response. “You seem a bit lost. Is there something I can do to help you?”
    “Yeah,” the man responded with another smile. “Can you take me home?”
    Maggie blinked at him, trying not to laugh. Take him home? What a question! This was why she hated being compassionate—having to deal with all the lunatics. “I can’t take you home, sir—”
    “Sean,” he corrected and then tried to wink. The effort obviously pained him, as he immediately closed his eyes and let out a grunt.
    “Okay, Sean, then.” Maggie attempted not to roll her eyes and repeated with emphasis, “I can’t take you home.”
    “Why not?” Sean reopened his eyes.
    He sounded so genuinely surprised that Maggie almost forgot why she couldn’t. But then the clock above the receptionist area began to chime, alerting her to the hour. Maggie’s stomach dropped to the floor. She wasn’t eight minutes early anymore; she was officially eight seconds late.

  3. Excerpt two...

    “Hold on, beautiful.” Sean grabbed her leg, and Maggie froze, looking down at his hand. His touch was hot against her thigh, and the long fingers wrapped above her knee made her shiver. Maggie sucked in a breath. Sean was holding her in an extremely inappropriate manner, one that should make her angry, not set her body on fire.
    She locked eyes with him, and he offered her a wicked smile, as if he were completely on the same sizzling page. How could a man with a broken face manage to appear so devilishly handsome? Maggie shook her head and brushed aside his hand. “Let’s get a few things straight, Sean,” she said in a cold tone. “I’m never giving you a ride home, and I won’t tolerate you touching me again.”
    “Got it.” Sean raised his hands above his head, showing her his immediate cooperation, and added, “About the touching part, at least.”
    “Please, beautiful—”
    “And that’s another thing.” Maggie placed her hands on her hips. “My name is not Beautiful, it’s Maggie. And I happen to be engaged, so you can cut the flirty games.”
    Sean expression became bitter as he took that in before closing his eyes and moaning in pain. “If only I could open my pills.”
    “Your pills?”
    “Yes.” He squinted his eyes open, looking apathetic. “I can’t seem to open the medication my doctor prescribed.”
    “Why not?” Maggie grabbed the bottle of pills off his lap and looked at them curiously. “This is the standard medicine bottle, easily opened by adults. I assume if you are capable of flirting with a strange woman, you are capable of opening a bottle of pills.”
    “We’re not strangers anymore, Maggie,” Sean pointed out with another smile. “And flirting with someone as beautiful as you is easy. Opening a small bottle of pills while the world spins is not so easy.”

  4. Excerpt two...
    Maggie shielded her eyes, hiccupping loudly. “It’s so bright!”
    “The moon is too bright?” Sean laughed, pulling her into his chest to shield her eyes.
    Without thinking, she wrapped her arms around his waist and looked up at him with a tipsy smile. “It’s not too bright for you?”
    “No, I’m Superman.”
    “Superman?” Maggie giggled again drunkenly, ending in another hiccup. “Superman would have been able to drink his own drink and not require me to do it for him. It’s your fault I’m this drunk.”
    “Is that so?” Sean responded with another smile. “It had nothing to do with the fact you ordered another two drinks on top of that, and had nothing in your stomach.”
    She looked up at him again and smiled. “Oops.”
    “No kidding, oops.” He cupped her face in his hands and looked into her eyes. “Lucky for you, you’re a pretty cute drunk.”
    “Thank you,” she responded, the world spinning around her. For a moment she felt as though she was dreaming. The air felt thick and heavy. Sean’s hands were like magic on her face. His sexy lips inched closer to hers. Then suddenly he was kissing her softly, sending spirals of electricity racing down her spine.
    Maggie sighed, standing on her tiptoes, pressing her body closer. She felt his white bandage scratch at her nose.
    “Ouch!” Sean jumped back and readjusted the bandage on his face. “Easy, girl.”
    And just like that, the spell was broken. Suddenly Maggie realized she had just kissed a man she barely knew, with a broken face, and some parts more broken than others.
    “Sorry.” She pressed a hand to her swollen lips—still tingling from Sean’s touch.
    “Don’t be sorry.” He made up the distance between them—smiling—his eyes hooded, predatory. “Just take it slow, let my face adjust.”

  5. Welcome back. :) Always happy to have you!

  6. This is perhaps one of my favorite books that I read of yours. Storyline is so unique but the romance is so classic. If anyone seeing this blog is on the fence, try it!

    1. Thank you so much for your support. It means a lot to me :)

  7. Hey Susan,

    So glad to see you on the blog today and promoting 'Knockout Love.' It's one of my favorite books you've done. I love the interplay between Maggie and Sean. Their story is filled with such great moments that are not only funny but sweet as well. It's a great read and I highly recommend it to anyone who is curious about your style of romance.

    Keep up the good work. Looking forward to what you have in store in the future.


    1. Thank you so much for your support, Marion.

  8. mountainluv9111/03/2016 11:38 AM

    What's better than a road trip romance? Two people with wicked sexual tension forced together as they travel across the country...I'm hooked! It helps that the characters are so unique and the dialogue so witty. It's like you're riding along in the backseat watching this budding romance without the discomfort of actually riding along in the back seat. I love this story, but than again, I love all your stories, Susan. Thank you and keep them coming!!


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