Sunday, December 1, 2013


I'm really excited to be part of the Teaser Tour of Sneaking Candy by Lisa Burstein. Be sure to check out the teasers, along with the big giveaway!
Sneaking CandyGenre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Entangled Publishing
Publication Date: 12/9/13
All I ever wanted was to make a name for myself as Candice Salinas, creative writing grad student at the University of Miami. Of course, secretly I already have made a name for myself: as Candy Sloane, self-published erotic romance writer. Though thrilled that my books are selling and I have actual fans, if anyone at UM found out, I could lose my scholarship…and the respect of my faculty advisor, grade-A-asshole Professor Dylan.

Enter James Walker, super-hot local barista and—surprise!—my student. Even though I know a relationship is totally off-limits, I can’t stop myself from sneaking around with James, taking a few cues from my own erotic writing…if you catch my drift. Candy’s showing her stripes for the first time in my real life, and I’ve never had so much fun. But when the sugar high fades, can my secrets stay under wraps?

"SNEAKING CANDY is fun, sexy and sweet, with a hero every reader will swoon over."                ~ Monica Murphy, New York Times Bestselling Author of One Week Girlfriend

"SNEAKING CANDY lives up to it's title, it's a treat every time you pick it up!"                             ~  Jennifer McLaughlin, New York Times Bestselling Author of Out of Line.

"With smart, strong leading characters, an original premise, and a plot that will keep you guessing until the end, SNEAKING CANDY is a breath of fresh air."                                              ~  Lyla Payne, USA Today Bestselling Author of Broken at Love

James swam closer to me. “I would ordinarily try to kiss you right now, but we’re on campus,” he said, continuing the fantasy of the two of us just being together without the complications of being the two of us.
Here it was—the kiss conversation. I guess it was impossible to deny there was something happening between us. Whether he finally said it or not, I could feel it. My whole body was begging for him, pleading on its knees.
“What about any of this is ordinary?” I asked. We were floating side by side. Toe-to-toe, shoulder to shoulder, cheek to cheek. I could have ducked underwater. I could have run out of the pool, or away. There was a whole world I could have put between us if I wanted to, but instead I hovered there waiting to see what he would do next. Waiting to see what I would do next.
“The part where we are supposed to stay away from each other,” he said, turning to me. His lips were so close, waiting for mine to connect, to make a choice, to show him I could make a choice.
“I’ve been thinking about revising that rule,” I said, the words out before I could stop them.
“Ooh, revision. We going to take a red pen to this relationship?” he asked his breath as warm as the water on my face.
I shrugged. I couldn’t respond. I’d already said too much. It was easier to write the words, easier to hide behind silence. Confessing my real feelings for James would only do one thing—get me hurt. Sure, he wanted to kiss me now, to be with me now, but that would change. I would never let myself be in a situation like that again.
“I think I’m going to get out.” I swam to the wall, climbed up the stairs, and sat on the edge with my legs dangling in the water.
James swam over to me. “It’s too bad we can’t be together,” he said, his face parallel to my wet knees, “because this gives me some ideas.”
Droplets from his hair pinged against the surface. He exhaled so close to my thighs it felt like each freckle on my skin was the result of a lightning strike.
Maybe I could leave Candice behind and just be like one of Candy’s characters. Why couldn’t James and I have a purely physical relationship? It was clear my Miami life was sorely, or not so “sorely,” lacking in that department, and after drinks with Professor Dylan, it appeared James could be trusted to keep his mouth shut.
“What kind of ideas?” I wanted to know what they were, badly, but could I go through with them?
“Not the kind a student should be thinking about his teacher.”
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To celebrate the awesome blurbs Sneaking Candy has received Lisa is giving away books from Monica Murphy, Jennifer Mclaughlin & Lyla Payne! Make sure to follow Lisa on twitter for more teasers and chances to win all week long!

About the author
Lisa BursteinLisa Burstein is a tea seller by day and a writer by night. She received her MFA in Creative Writing from the Inland Northwest Center for Writers at Eastern Washington University. She is the author of Pretty Amy, The Next Forever, Dear Cassie and Candy, Stripped. As well as a contributor to the upcoming essay collection, Break These Rules: 35 YA Authors On Speaking Up, Standing Out, and Being Yourself. She lives in Portland, Oregon with her very patient husband, a neurotic dog and two cats.
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  1. I think I like teaser pics because if the right pic is used it enhances the imagination even more than just the words alone. At least, for me that is the case.

  2. I can't wait to read this. Thanks for give away.

    Glass @ Way Too Hot Books

  3. This sounds like an awesome read and I love the teasers!

  4. Thanks for sharing the teasers! This book sounds like so much fun!

  5. As my grandma used to say, you learn something new every day! I had not heard the term teaser pic until today. So I'm guessing it's that little image there below the book cover. Adding more visual cues to a text post is definitely appealing, though like a book trailier, I would say it needs to be done well to be effective.

  6. aww wonderful teaser! thank you for sharing.

  7. I got this one! I'm excited to read it! Sounds so good. Thanks for sharing!

  8. Not the dreaded teacher/student relationship? *heavy sigh* Can't do it. Just can't.

  9. I love the cover of this book! It sounds great too! I'll definitely be reading this since she's a local author and I read all her books, but I'm really excited to see how this one goes!

  10. Great Teaser Tour! I love thew authors that blurbed the book! Great teaser, and excerpt! Thanks for sharing friend :)

  11. I just got this one on Netgalley. I'm super excited for it. :)

  12. the pic are great color and then they are great to give the idea of your imanation

  13. Great teaser. I love that picture. Wish I had her legs :) . I am reading this one this weekend.

  14. Teaser pics are great! I love them much more than the text-only teasers because they're just more...exciting? Thanks for the giveaway!


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