Friday, February 21, 2014

Alexandrea Weis's Cover to Covers Blog Tour 02/21/14

                                                 Title: Cover to Covers

                                                 Author: Alexandrea Weis

                                                 Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance

                                                 Tour Host: Lady Amber's Tours



A man driven by his desires

Tyler Moore is considered cold, ruthless, and determined to get everything he

wants. CEO of a flourishing oil company, he thrives on order and never gives up

control to anyone.

The woman from his past

Monique Delome has left her unhappy past behind to pursue her dream of

becoming a writer. Love is something she believes is better suited to the pages of

her novels and not meant for real life.

Whether in the boardroom or the bedroom, Tyler Moore is always in charge. But

when Monique Delome walks back into his life, everything changes. A successful

romance author, all the sexy leading men Monique writes about strangely remind

everyone of Tyler. Intrigued, Tyler sets out to seduce the one woman he could

never forget. Soon Tyler gets more than he bargained for, and his grip on his well-
ordered life is turned upside down.

Tyler Moore is about to find out what happens when a romantic tale jumps from

the pages and comes to life between the sheets.


Alexandrea Weis is an advanced practice registered nurse who was born and raised in New

Orleans. Her first novel, To My Senses, introduced readers to the world of Nicci Beauvoir

and garnered numerous awards and rave reviews. Her popular second Nicci Beauvoir novel,

Recovery, won the Gold Medal for best romantic suspense from The Reader’s Favorite Book

Awards 2011, and was named best Romantic Suspense novel by the Spring 2011 NABE

Pinnacle Book Awards. Her fourth novel, Broken Wings, won best Contemporary Romance

by the NABE Pinnacle Book Awards in 2012, was a Silver Medal winner in the ForeWord

Magazine Book of the Year Awards for Romance, as well as a finalist in the Reader’s Favorite

Book Awards for Contemporary Romance for 2012. Her last novel, Acadian Waltz received

honorable mention at the Readers’ Favorite Book Awards for Best Contemporary Romance and

was a Best Southern Fiction Finalist. A permitted wildlife rehabber with the Louisiana Wildlife

and Fisheries, Weis rescues orphaned and injured wildlife. She lives with her husband and pets

in New Orleans.


 “If I can be of any further assistance, Mr. Moore,” a peppy blonde with too much black

eyeliner said to the man in the impeccably tailored, dark blue Hugo Boss suit. “Please, let me

know. I have your suite key.” She pushed the white key-card over the surface of the front desk.

“Your usual order of Veuve Clicquot and strawberries will be waiting in your room,” she added

with a welcoming smile.

 The self-assured gentleman removed his dark Porsche sunglasses and let his deep-set dark

brown eyes linger over the young woman’s attractive face. “Afraid I won’t be needing that this

time, Missy,” he murmured, getting a glimpse at her nametag.

 “Oh, I’m sorry, Mr. Moore. I was informed you are always to have a bottle of Veuve

Clicquot waiting in your room whenever you stay with us.”

 Wandering over Missy’s stout figure, his eyes fixated on the way her blue blazer clung to her

ample bosom. “I usually do when I’m staying here for a relaxing weekend. This time, however,

is all business.” He placed his sunglasses in his jacket pocket.

 Missy leaned forward, revealing her cleavage as her blue eyes meandered up and down his

body. “I am very sorry to hear that, Mr. Moore.”

 The flirtatious pout that puckered her red lips made Tyler Moore wipe his hand across his

chin, attempting to hide his cocky grin. At six-foot-one, with black, wavy hair outlining his

chiseled cheekbones and determined, square jaw, he was used to getting such suggestive looks

from the opposite sex. But he knew that looks could only get you so far with a woman.

 “How sorry are you?”

 Missy’s eyes popped with interest. “I…I’m not sure what you mean, Mr. Moore.”

 “How sorry are you that I won’t be having any fun this weekend, Missy?”

 She fingered the lapel on her blue blazer adjacent to her right breast. “I would hate to think

your stay here would only be about business, Mr. Moore. If there was anything I could do to

change that….”

 He felt a kick of satisfaction as he gazed into her hopeful eyes. “Perhaps you might come up

with a few suggestions of other ways I could spend my weekend in your wonderful hotel? We

could go over them later…at the bar, after you get off work.”

 The pale blush blossoming on her cheeks was so becoming that Tyler almost began to

believe their playful repartee had been worth the effort.

 “I’ll think about it, Mr. Moore.”

 “You do that, Missy. When you have an answer, you know where to find me.” He motioned

to his overnight bag and black suitcase by the desk. “Be a sweetheart, and have the porter take

my bags to my room. I have to meet a client in the bar before I go up to my suite.”

 The flush on Missy’s cheeks was positively radiant. “Yes, Mr. Moore. Right away.”

 Tyler turned from the polished reception desk, unable to hide his smug grin. No matter

where he went, the lust in a woman’s eyes never got old. The entire episode with the desk clerk

had only reinforced his belief that it was his confidence, and not his looks, that always got a

woman to give him what he wanted. He had learned long ago that his handsome face could only

take him so far in life, and had made a concerted effort to take control of any situation. It was a

philosophy he had incorporated into every arena of his life.

 “I’ll have to check back in with sweet little Missy. See how she looks without the blazer.”

He strutted across the lobby toward the arched entrance of the Rattlesnake Bar.

 A warm glow of honey, onyx, and a contemporary Western-theme greeted him as he stepped

into the cool bar. Perched on the brown leather barstools, an array of women sipped on a myriad

of colorful alcoholic concoctions while trying to chase away the sweltering afternoon heat. Tyler

noted how more than one set of eyes turned his way as he strolled up to the bar. He checked his

confidence at the door and pushed all thoughts of possible late night hookups from his mind.

 His flourishing oil and gas business was always more important than women. Besides,

women were nothing more than a distraction at this point in his life. Having just passed the

milestone of his fiftieth birthday, Tyler pondered that perhaps it was time for him to stop

pursuing such meaningless liaisons and settle down with a tolerable woman who could cater to

all of his needs.

 “Two divorces is plenty,” he reasoned as he arrived at the onyx marble and teak-topped

bar. Lightly stroking the smooth surface of the marble, he remembered many of the encounters

he had experienced in that very bar. Snapshots of blurred faces and forgettable names

skipped across his mind. Some of the women had been exciting, a few horrific, but none had


 You know who was memorable, don’t you, Ty? his inner voice taunted. She was the one you

let slip through your fingers.

 Tyler snickered at his self-remonstrations. He hated to admit his inner demon was right, but

it was. She had happened so long ago, but he found it funny how advancing age only seemed to

make the memories of youth more poignant. It was as if growing older brought into focus the

emotions that the impetuosity of youth seemed to blur.

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