Welcome to my stop during on the blog tour for A Shot of Bourbon by A.C. Land. This blog tour is organized by Lola's Blog Tours and runs from 29 March till 11 April, you can view the complete tour schedule on the website of Lola’s Blog Tours.
A Shot of Bourbon (The Bourbon Series #1)
By A.C. Land
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Age category: Young Adult
Release Date: March 29, 2016
Publisher: BookFish Books
Blurb:You can find A Shot of Bourbon on Goodreads
In the little highway town of Bourbon, Missouri, deadly secrets lurk behind Southern charm.
Seventeen year old Charli Valentine didn’t expect to spend the last few weeks of summer break nursing a broken heart, icing a black eye, and watching her ex kiss another girl. Since being a good girl has gotten her nothing but heartache, Charli decides to give rebellion a try. She pigs out, drinks, and hangs with Luke Parker, the son of the infamous Bourbon Butcher.
But there’s more to Luke than meets the eye. His tough exterior and terrible dialect hide a good person despite his bad boy reputation. No matter how hard he tries to fight it, Luke is drawn to Charli’s innocence and finds her clumsiness too charming to resist. Though they’re from opposite sides of the tracks, neither can resist the magnetism drawing them together.
When Charli discovers a box in her mother’s closet, she pieces together the truth about Bourbon’s past and uncovers a deadly secret about her family. And once Luke learns of it, he vows to protect Charli no matter the cost.
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I waited while his fingers uncurled around the back of my neck. With the distant light, I could just make out the deep, thoughtful lines etching his face. He stared at me like he’d never really looked at me before, eyes dancing over my cheeks. I leaned into his touch.
Clearing his throat, he pulled away.
I sucked in a breath that wasn’t tinged with the heady smell of his bar soap and laundry detergent. Okay, as much as I’d wanted him to kiss me, or maybe profess his unwavering devotion to me, it was probably better this way. There was a small voice in the back of my mind that kept reminding me: Pandora’s Box. Box. Box. I could not let myself get distracted by his unbelievably attractive charm.
He’d already taken off, walking swiftly across the turf. “Please slow down and tell me what this is all about.”
He came to a stop again, this time at the top of a sandy pit. Lucas only stilled for a second before sitting on his bottom and sliding down. I’d been to this course a few times, and I was ninety-nine percent sure that wasn’t how you did it.
Then again, he did it so well…
He wiped his pants and held out his hands to me. “C’mon, Charli Chip, I won’t let nothing hurt ya.”
Making the wise decision, I walked fifteen feet around the small obstruction. It was either go around or inevitably hurt myself. There was no way I could slide with as much swagger as Lucas had.
He glanced at the clubhouse in the distance. Wiggling his brows playfully, he whispered, “We’re breaking in.”
I spun on one foot and started marching back to the car. “Have a good night, Lucas.”
Strong arms wrapped around my middle, and he tossed me over his shoulder like a sack of potatoes. My chest smacked against his back, and my legs slung forward, over his pecs. My chest heaved as I tried to catch my breath. “Put me down!”
“We’re breaking in,” he repeated, having the audacity to sound amused.
Guest Post: Top 10 Pick-up lines my characters would use!
Thank you so much for hosting me. I got a little creative with these. Let me know if I need to redo them or if they’re too inappropriate. Thanks!
Pick-up lines Charli (and Luke) would use.
10. Charli: "Is that a mirror in your pocket because I can see me in your pocket...no, wait that came out wrong."
9. Charli: "I'm not wearing any socks. I have the bra to match. Or wait...was it underwear? Dang it let me ask Lonna..."
Luke: "Charli, Stop..."
8. Charli: "No, Really. I remember it was something about beaver and wood...maybe a beaver eating wood? That doesn't make sense, does it? Let me ask Lonna
Luke: "they call it a beaver because I'm dyin' for wood"
Charli: …"Does 'beaver' mean something other than the cute woodland animal? Should I ask Lonna?"
7. Luke: "You’re just so dang cute sometimes. Why don’t ya ask your dumb blonde friend if my face would look better with you sittin' on it."
Charli: "Oh my god, you're taking over my pick up lines. Don't. This was my thing. I can do this. Stay out of it."
6. Charli: "If I told you I worked for the USPS would you let me apply your postage."
Luke: "Yeah, No. It's take my package, baby girl, you say you wanna take my package."
5. Charli: "You'll do!"
Luke: "There you go bein’ adorable again"
4. Charli: "I lost my teddy bear can I sleep with you tonight?"
Luke: "I kinda feel like you was actually tryin' to be cute there..."
3. Charli: "Did you know that 'quickie' puts U and I together?"
Luke: "About being cute..."
2. Charli: "Don't let this go to your head, but do you want some?"
Luke: "What happened to not knowing how to throw one of these together?"
1. Charli: "Are you a candle? Because your wax is...no wait, it's something about blowing..."
Luke: "Annnd, you're back."
About the Author:
Author of the Bourbon Series, A.C. Land has been a lover of stories since she first read about Peter Pan giving Wendy an acorn and teaching her to fly. A.C. always dreamed of telling big stories about small towns.
Residing on a cattle farm in Missouri, A.C. loves playing with her rambunctious Jack Russell, Riley, making decorative cakes, taking pictures, drinking pumpkin spice coffee, and hanging out with her nephews.
You can find and contact A.C. Land here:
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