Sealed with a Kiss by Susan Lute – Spotlight and Giveaway

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This post is part of a virtual book tour organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. Susan Lute will be awarding a $15 Amazon/BN GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour. Click on the tour banner to see the other stops on the tour.

MediaKit_BookCover_SealedWithAKissWhen friends become lovers, is there a chance friendship can turn into something more?

Cyber security consultant, Sloane Cooper is dumped by her wanna-be politician boyfriend, his parting shot—not only are you the worst girlfriend ever, but you’re a lousy kisser, too! So she turns to game developer Miles Preston for “kissing lessons”. But Miles doesn’t want to be Sloane’s rebound guy. How does he convince his best friend steamy kisses are not enough? Traditional wooing won’t work. Can a few well chosen gaming obstacles do the trick instead?

Enjoy an excerpt:

“You’re not wearing the dress I bought you.”

The up and coming political star with aspirations for the U. S. Senate, was irritated.

Sloane wasn’t surprised. She glanced down at the black leggings, emerald-green flowing top inset with slashes of lace, and her favorite Converse tennis shoes before opening the door wide as an invitation to enter.

She grabbed her cell from the side table where she’d left it. Five o’clock? Crap!

Scrambling to find an excuse that wouldn’t irritate him further, the only thing she could conjure up was the truth. “I’m sorry. Picked up this sweet gig today. Identifying spyware. Worms. Intruders. The whole nine yards. I lost track of time.”

She backed toward her bedroom and the dress that so wasn’t her style.

Her consulting business, Cooper Cyber Securities, was her life. Well, with the exception of Todd, the guy she’d been dating for two years. And she loved it. The challenge. Excitement of the chase. Sussing out code gone wrong. Locking out hackers.

When her apology had no affect—Todd’s brows pulled into an intimidating canyon—Sloane stopped retreating. Hands plunked on hips, she took a stand. She didn’t need anyone telling her what to wear. Except just this once she should probably make an exception. If she was interested in talking him out of his foul mood.

She wasn’t given a chance.

“My god, Sloane! When are you going to grow up and start living in the real world?”

Real world? What was that supposed to mean? She had a real-world job. She swallowed sudden anger before she said something that wouldn’t help the situation. “I said I was sorry. It won’t take long to get ready. Ten minutes. Fifteen tops.”

Before she could spin around to perform this miracle—really she’d need at the very least thirty minutes—Todd’s next words stopped her cold.

“This isn’t going to work for me.”

About the Author: MediaKit_AuthorPhoto_SealedWithAKissLike all children of military families, Susan spent her childhood moving from one duty station to the next. An ardent student of human nature, she acquired a love for ancient history and myth, a fascination for the ridiculous and unusual, and is the first to admit, she still collects way too much useless information. These days, when not working as a Registered Nurse, she writes whenever she can. When not writing, her favorite things to do are spend time with family, read, watch movies, garden, take black-and-white photos, travel, and remodel her house.

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  1. Thanks for hosting!

    • Yes, thanks for hosting me 🙂 I’m looking forward to the visit. I work during the day, but will check in and lunch time and at the end of the day.

  2. Do you ever suffer from writer’s block and, if so, how do you overcome it?

    • Hi Peggy, thanks for stopping by. No, I don’t suffer from writer’s block, partly because if I get stuck on a plot point, I have several writing sisters I can turn to for plot-storming. A bigger problem for me is The Day Job and eeking out time to write. I’m pretty persistent, and I think organized. At the end of the day, if I haven’t made my goal, I cut myself a break and hit it harder the next day 🙂

  3. Christopher Mason says:

    Are there other books planned?

    • Hi Christopher 🙂 Yes. All Sellwood Novellas. Heart Of Glass by Darla Luke, Crystal Bleu by Ginger Kent, and then, my…Where’s The Love–I think, lol–and also another Christmas Sellwood short.

  4. Betul E. says:

    What are the easiest and hardest scenes to write?

    • Hi Betul. Hmmm. The easiest for me is always the opening scene. I can see it clearly in my mind. Once it’s written, I may do some tweaking, but for the most part it doesn’t change much. For me that scene sets the tone of the story and is the reader’s–and my–peak into the leading character’s soul, so to speak. The hardest are the scenes just before the mid-point of the story when the characters realized there’s no going back to where they were or who they were at the beginning of the story. Something big has to happen to given them that revelation, and it has to be real, right? Good question 🙂

  5. Becky Richardson says:

    Do you prefer paper or digital books?

    • Hi Becky 🙂 I love both, believe it or not, partly because I have a collection of out of print books. I mostly read on my Fire (I have 2) and my phone, but really like print for middle-grade reading, which I’m exploring as research for an idea I have for a children’s series.

  6. I really loved this excerpt.

  7. Thanks very much for the generous prize.

  8. kim hansen says:

    Enjoyed the excerpt.

  9. Danielle Corrow says:

    pretty cover and great excerpt

  10. Rita Wray says:

    I liked the excerpt. Sounds like a good read.

  11. Beth Minyard says:

    Thank you for the awesome giveaway! Sounds like an awesome book

    • Thanks, Beth. It was one of my favorites to write. I love a girl who can come out of her shell and go for what she REALLY wants 🙂

  12. Victoria says:

    Really great cover, I love it! And thanks for sharing the excerpt 🙂

  13. Thomas Murphy says:

    sounds like a great book! Thanks for the giveaway.

  14. Cali W. says:

    Thanks for the giveaway! I like the excerpt.

  15. Oh this book sounds so good! I love the books where friends become more! I cannot wait to read!

  16. Nikolina says:

    This is a new author for me and the book sounds very intriguing, so I’d love to learn more!

  17. If you could live anywhere, where would it be?

  18. Beth Minyard says:

    Love the excerpt! Sounds like a great book

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