Guest Author ~ Malia Mallory
Today we welcome Malia Mallory, on tour with fabulous giveaways as part of the Insatiable Reads Book Tour.
Top Five Reasons New York City
is the Most Romantic City
Thank you Adriana for hosting me today! I’ve finally released the sequel to His Need, Her Desire. I’m here to talk about New York City, the setting of His Desire, Her Submission.
Tabitha and Marcus, the main characters, met on vacation in Hawaii and became involved in an intense holiday romance. When they return to their “real” lives back in New York City, it’s unclear if they can keep the spark alive. Was it just the romance of the islands that created their intensity?
While Hawaii is a very romantic place, New York City is no slouch in the romance department either. Here for your consumption are The Top Five Reasons NYC is the Most Romantic City.
There is no truer cliché than New York City is the city that never sleeps. You can crawl out of bed in the middle of the night and still find a good choice of open restaurants. Bars and dance clubs are open until the wee hours. You and your sweetie can dance until dawn, grab an early breakfast and return home for private rest and relaxation.
It’s no secret that New York City has world-class restaurants. From top shelf places like Daniel or Nobu to intimate neighborhood spots, New York has something to suit every palate. They say memories are made via new experiences, so check some of the myriad of ethnic restaurants. The choices go beyond the standby Chinese and Mexican. How about Albanian, Ethiopian or Yemini? Share a new experience together – it might bring you closer!
3. Central Park
New York City in chock full of park space and the crown jewel is Central Park. A huge pastoral paradise smack dab in the middle of Manhattan, it’s a haven in the concrete jungle. You can play sports, take a walk, feed ducks or just relax in the grass. It’s a lovely spot to walk hand in hand and enjoy the great outdoors.
From ice skating at Rockefeller Center to the most amazing museums in the world, New York has more to see than you could get to in a lifetime. The Metropolitan Museum of Art houses not only a stellar art collection but an amazing Egyptian wing and sculpture garden. The American Museum of Natural History is better than the Smithsonian in my opinion. From dinosaurs to the stars, you can your science charge here – and brains are sexy right?
If performance is more your style, you have your pick of Broadway shows, concerts and sporting events. Enjoy a great night out, then come home and snuggle!
5. Stellar Views
Skyline. Need I say more? Take a trip to the top of the Empire State Building on a clear, non-crowded day and enjoy amazing views in all four directions. If you’d like to have a meal while enjoying the night sky, take in Times Square by eating at the top of the Marriot Marquis. I’m sorry to report that the try the Rainbow Room has still not reopened. L
What is your most romantic spot?
Blurb for His Desire, Her Surrender
Tabitha Quinn’s Hawaii vacation was anything but ordinary. Dominant billionaire Marcus Granger saved her life, swept her into his bed, and then left her heartbroken. Now she’s back in New York, mourning the man she’s sure she’ll never see again.
Marcus may have left handprints on her skin, but Tabitha’s left handprints on his heart: he tracks her down, and they resume the sizzling affair they began in the islands.
Tabitha belongs to Marcus body and soul in bed, but she worries she doesn’t belong in his high-stakes world. They’ve already dodged a murder attempt, and now Marcus is fighting off a competitor’s takeover. When the rival company obtains critical information, suspicion falls on Tabitha. She has to prove she’s innocent–and worthy to wear Marcus’s collar.
Excerpt from His Desire, Her Surrender
Marcus tapped his stomach. “I don’t know about you, but I’m getting hungry. If you fix something, I’ll reward you later. Deal?”
“Sure.” Tabitha pulled chicken from the refrigerator as Marcus left her to find her way around the kitchen. She planned to cook something quick and easy on the stovetop. She located onions, chopped them and tossed them into a sauté pan. Further searching turned up rice and spices. A little saffron and cardamom and she’d have something tasty.
Once everything was in the pan, she tracked down the makings of a salad. That would do, she thought, chicken and rice with salad. Simple but appetizing.
As she set the table, Marcus reappeared, towels in hand. “I thought you might want one for sitting.” He spread one on the chair at the head of the table and the other on the chair to the side.
Tabitha handed Marcus the salad bowl. “This whole nudity thing. I’m not sure if I’d get used to it. Might get chilly.”
Marcus stole a carrot slice out of the salad and tossed it in his mouth. “I imagine so. But it can be a fun change of pace.”
“Yes.” Tabitha brought the chicken and rice to the table, and they settled in.
Marcus gazed on the food with appreciation. “This is great. I’m starving.”
“I hope you like it. I make it quite often.”
Marcus placed one hand on her thigh as he took a bite with the other.
Tabitha’s fork stopped in mid-air as heat flooded her. She was glad for the towel underneath her. The last thing she wanted was to stain the upholstery.
Marcus massaged her skin and slid his hand between her thighs.
Tabitha set down her fork. “Marcus!”
He continued eating. “Yes?”
“I can’t eat when you do that.”
“You can’t?” He took another bite of chicken, clearly enjoying it. His fingers searched her intimate recesses.
Tabitha pursed her lips, displaying an amused frown. “No. I’m too distracted.”
“Mmm. That is unfortunate. This meal is wonderful.”
“It’s hard to think about eating right now.”
Marcus maintained his innocent air while he explored her moistening skin. “Really? I’m having no trouble at all.” He ingested another bite.
Insatiable Reads Book Tour
Malia Mallory is currently on virtual tour with 15 other awesome romance authors as part of the Insatiable Reads Book Tour. From March 4-31st, readers will be invited to enter for a chance to win a Kindle Paperwhite, free books, and other fun goodies. Readers will also be able to participate in author chats, get insights into writing and publishing romance, and collect story swag.
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Malia Mallory Biography
Malia Mallory lives in Hawaii with her husband and daughter. She’s been working with words since alphabet blocks rolled into her crib, not only writing her own work but copy editing and proofreading the work of others. She has loved to read about relationships since she first sneaked off with her mother’s Harlequin.
Malia Mallory is the best-selling author of The ABCs of Erotica series, which covers the erotic spectrum from BDSM to ménage and everything in between. More releases in the series are on the way. She has also released the Mia’s Cop Craving series and Santa’s Backdoor Baby. Malia’s books have hit the bestselling erotica lists at both Amazon and iTunes. Her books are available in electronic format at major retailers like Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iTunes, Kobo, Sony, Diesel, Smashwords and AllRomance Books.
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