Thursday, April 30, 2015

Blog Tour: Vibrizzio By: Nicki Elson

Vibrizzio By: Nicki Elson 
Published by: Swoon Romance
Publication date: April 21st 2015
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance

~ What's It About? ~

Lyssa Bates doesn’t need a man. Not when the world is fully-stocked with double A batteries and a wide array of options in Amazon’s health and sexual wellness category. After yet another failed relationship, the twenty-six-year-old investment analyst is convinced that real guys aren’t ever going to live up to her expectations—so why should she bother with them? She’s determined to keep her dating life purely electronic…though she occasionally fantasizes about Hayden King, the delicious new associate she just got partnered with at work.

While Lyssa manages her romantic risks by deleting men from of the equation, the ever-charming Hayden protects his heart by diversifying his love life across multiple women. As the two young professionals travel together around the country for business, their flirty working relationship develops into a close friendship that hurtles toward something more. Between hot tub confessions in Baltimore, an accidental kiss in Dallas, and an all-nighter in Chicago, Hayden proves himself to be better than any fantasy.

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~ Play List ~

I’m thrilled to have been invited over to share the VIBRIZZIO playlist during the blog tour. If the Vibster were a movie, it’d be a Rom Com for sure, so this playlist is mostly light and fun but also has some feels. You can listen to the entire playlist at YouTube. 

After each song on the list, I tell you a bit about how it earned its spot. 

The Alternative to Love - Brendan Benson

Lyssa’s dedication to her “personal massager” is her attempt to find a satisfactory alternative to the real life love that’s alluded her—what better theme song could there be for this story? 

King - Weezer

This one was chosen for its master-of-the-universe attitude, which perfectly captures the confidence and prowess of the hero, Hayden King. 

You Make My Dreams - Hall & Oates

I dare you to listen to this song and not dance at least a little bit. Lyssa and Hayden dance to it during the story—twice—before they fully realize that together they could quite possibly make each other’s dreams come true.

I’m Yours - Jason Mraz

To me this song is about love catching you unexpectedly—which is exactly what happens in VIBRIZZIO. 

As Lovers Go - Dashboard Confessional

Love can often be so easy, yet past hurts and insecurities make it hard to move forward. This theme is reflected in Lyssa’s story.

Enjoy the Silence - Depeche Mode

Shutting the hell up and just going with it is often the best (and most fun!) way to go. When Lyssa lets herself do that—oh, baby. 

Hesitate - Stone Sour

I love the emotion in this song. It captures another VIBRIZZIO theme: sometimes we’re so consumed with protecting ourselves that we don’t see how our hesitation wounds the other person. 

Stuck on You - Meiko

This is the ultimate HEA song. I see it rolling in the ending credits—you know, the part where it will say, “based on the super awesome novel by Nicki Elson.”

~ Meet The Author ~

Writing wasn't something Nicki set out to do; it just sort of happened when she realized writing reports was by far her favorite part of her investment consulting position. She traded stock allocation and diversification for story arcs and dialogue and now weaves her creative writing time in with the other activities of her busy life with her family in the Chicago suburbs.
Nicki writes with two goals in mind: #1 to keep the characters realistic, even when their circumstances are anything but, and #2 to make the reader feel. Watch for her new title Vibrizzio, coming in 2015 from Swoon Romance. Her published works include Three Daves, a light-hearted romantic romp through a 1980s college campus, Divine Temptation, a romantic novel of angelic proportions, and Hans & Greta: a Twisted Fairy Tale Novella. Her published short stories include “Sway” (available as a single), “I Don’t Do Valentine’s Day” (part of A Valentine Anthology), and “Impressionism 101” (included in the debut issue of Insatiable: The Magazine of Paranormal Desire

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