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Monday, February 10, 2020

The Perfect Lap by Sedona Hutton 💕 Guest Post, Book Blast & Gift Card Giveaway 💕 (Contemporary Romance)



His job is to drive fast. Hers is to put the brakes on him. When sparks fly, will love cross the finish line?

AJ Ryan is a publicity nightmare. After a questionable photo surfaces and his biggest sponsor threatens to pull out, the NASCAR champion admits it might be time to hit the brakes. Thankfully, his new no-nonsense image consultant knows just where to start… too bad she revs his engine so loudly he can barely think straight.

Ella Fisher’s career is a welcome distraction from her poor taste in men. Fresh off another easily avoidable heartbreak, rehabbing AJ’s career is just the diversion she needs. But when the pulse-pounding client actually listens to her advice, Ella wonders if there’s more to the man behind the hot mess.

When Ella is granted guardianship of three boisterous children under the misconception that she and AJ are a couple, AJ surprises her by going along with the charade. Before long they find themselves in a make-shift family that feels more real than pretend.

As their professional relationship takes a hard turn for the personal, a single overheard conversation could make it all go up in flames. Will Ella and AJ’s romance hit the wall, or will love take the checkered flag?

The Perfect Lap is the second standalone novel in the Racing Hearts of Serenity romance series. If you like bad boys with a heart of gold, strong women, and love stories with a new age twist, then you’ll adore Sedona Hutton’s fun, sexy tale.


“I bet you have a beautiful smile,” he drawled, then lowered his mouth to hers.

She should have pulled away—she didn’t know this man from Adam. But everything inside her protested. After gazing into each other’s eyes, she felt like she knew him intimately.

His lips were warm and tingly, his kiss pure perfection…and he drew back way too quickly. He blinked those deep blue eyes and gave her a lazy grin. “I knew it.” He rubbed the pad of his thumb over her lower lip. “Beautiful.”

That’s when she realized she was smiling.

He rose, and she gave him a quick once over, taking in the sexy stubble on his face, the taut muscles of his chest, his lean physique. As good old-fashioned lust rolled through her like a quick-moving thunderstorm, she silently bemoaned her situation. This was a hell of a time to have a newly implemented man-ban.

“Keep smiling.” Stuffing his hands in his pockets, he winked at her. “It suits you,” he added in that low, sexy drawl. Then he sauntered off.

Her breath caught as she spun around to gape at him. He’d just kissed her and now he was leaving? She contemplated calling him back, then reconsidered. She had other fish to fry.

Even so, she couldn’t stop herself from tracking his every move as he swaggered toward the party, his backside looking every bit as fine as the rest of him. Pressing a hand to her chest, she let out a slow exhale. Even though she was one-hundred percent committed to her man-ban, she could admit—at least to herself—that the sexy, charming stranger had intrigued her.

8 Spiritual Themes in The Perfect Lap

“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.”
― Mahatma Gandhi
As an author it’s my desire to write stories that entertain and inspire. To this end, I’m blending traditional romance and women’s fiction with new age spirituality. My novels include plenty of romance, conflict, and family drama, along with new age concepts like the Law of Attraction and Focusing on the Now.
There are many thought-provoking themes included in my newly released contemporary romance, The Perfect Lap. A list of 8 follows:

  • Non-judgment
  • Everyone is doing the best they can from where they are
  • Giving from a place of love
  • Prioritizing joy
  • Living in the now
  • The difference of one
  • Gratitude
  • No such thing as perfection
Below I’ve included select questions from The Perfect Lap’s Reading Group Guide related to these themes to prompt further discussion.

1. Non-judgment: Ella has a preconceived notion about the Piper kids’ mother before she meets Clare. After she gets to know Clare, she finds someone entirely different than what she had envisioned. Have you ever experienced this? What did you learn?

2. Everyone is doing the best they can from where they are: AJ’s grandfather taught him this concept. What do you think this means? Do you agree or disagree with this philosophy, and what supports your position?

3. Giving from a place of love: Cruz tells AJ that he needs to give from a place of love. Do you think the reason for giving makes a difference, or is it just the gift that matters? Please explain your position.

4. Prioritizing joy: AJ suggests that Ella make an important job decision based on what makes her happy. What do you think about this advice and why?

5. Living in the now: AJ’s granddad used to tell him to “stop fretting and live his life.” What do you think he meant by this?

6. The difference of one: Ella’s aunt taught her that one person can make a difference. Do you agree? Why or why not?

7. Gratitude: In the New Age Parenting class that Ella and AJ attend, they learn that giving gratitude shifts your energy from negative to positive. Do you believe this? If so, how does this work?

8. No such thing as Perfection
     a) AJ’s grandfather taught him that there’s no such thing as perfection; in racing this translated to no such thing as a perfect lap. What are your thoughts on perfection?
     b) AJ taught Ella and the kids that you don’t need to be perfect to be successful, you need to consistently do your best. Do you agree? Why or why not?

A full list of Reading Group Guide questions can be found at the end of The Perfect Lap and on my website at: https://sedonahutton.com/the-perfect-lap-rgg.
This blog was written by Sedona Hutton, author of romance and women’s fiction novels with new age, spiritual twists.
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She trusts animals more than men. He runs through women like tires. Will an orphaned child force them to change gears?

With her sister’s death, Nora’s life changed in an instant. Forced to raise her orphaned nephew, the animal rescuer doesn’t expect to be dumped and fired by her kid-hating boyfriend/boss. After her own close call and a message from beyond, Nora introduces the little boy to his handsome, fast-living absentee father.

Davey Johnson is a hot-shot NASCAR driver who never wanted to be slowed down by fatherhood. But when he finds out he has a nine-year-old son, he vows to be a better father than his old man. When his first efforts fail in a big way, he enlists Nora’s parenting help. But what starts as a chore transforms into something way hotter than a final lap.

When Davey’s sponsors clash with Nora’s vegan ways, he’s forced to choose between his passion for racing and his love of Nora. Will they be able to blend their lives or will their romance run right off the track?

  


Author Sedona Hutton finds inspiration in the beautiful Smoky Mountains of Tennessee, where she lives with her husband and curly-coated retriever. In addition to writing, she’s a Reiki Master and a certified Chopra Center Meditation instructor. She enjoys reading, yoga, gardening, and experiencing the great outdoors on boats, motorcycles, and Jeeps. Sedona pens a “Peace, Love, & Joy” blog on her website. Visit her at www.SedonaHutton.com, on Twitter & Instagram @SedonaHutton, and Facebook @SedonaHuttonAuthor.

Sedona’s novel, Cloud Whispers, was a Finalist in the 2018 Readers’ Favorite Contest, an Official Selection in the 2018 Summer eBook Awards for New Apple Literary, Shortlisted for the Books Go Social Best Indie Book of 2018, and a Bronze winner in the 2019 Independent Publisher Book Awards. Nora’s Promise was awarded the Bronze medal in the 2019 Reader’s Favorite Contemporary Romance category and was a Finalist in the 2019 NIEA contest. The Perfect Lap was the 2019 Reader’s Favorite Contemporary Romance Finalist.


    


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18 comments :

  1. Thanks for hosting! THE PERFECT LAP is FREE for a limited time!

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  2. Thanks to Romance Novel Giveaways for hosting this tour!

    Readers, THE PERFECT LAP eBook is available for FREE, now through 2/14: https://amzn.to/2VkXIkv.

    Wishing everyone a wonderful day! 😊 Sedona

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  3. Thanks for stopping by the tour, Rita. I hope you're having a great start to your week! 😊 Sedona

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  4. I am new to Sedona Hutton, but I will be reading her books soon. I loved the ones I saw on Goodreads. Nora's Promise will be my first one to read.

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    1. I hope you enjoy Nora's Promise, Audrey. You may want to pick up The Perfect Lap now since it's free through 2/14: https://amzn.to/2VkXIkv. Thanks for stopping by the tour! 😊 Sedona

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  5. Being a fan of NASCAR this story sounds adorable!

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    1. Hi Sue - I'm a big NASCAR fan too, which made this series a lot of fun to write. Just a reminder that THE PERFECT LAP eBook is available for FREE, now through 2/14: https://amzn.to/2VkXIkv. Enjoy - 😊 Sedona

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    1. I hope you enjoy it Dane. Have a great evening! 😊 Sedona

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    1. Thanks so much Sherry! I appreciate you stopping by the tour - 😊 Sedona

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    1. Thank you Glenda...I hope you enjoy it! 😊 Sedona

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  9. Thanks so much Leonie! Wishing you a happy day! 😊 Sedona

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  10. thank you for giving the chance to go in to the giveaway and and you let us look in to the book do you have book marks on the books

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    1. Hi desitheblonde! Here's a link to THE PERFECT LAP (which is free through 2/14): https://amzn.to/2VkXIkv, and a link to my Amazon page which includes all of my books: www.amazon.com/author/sedonahutton. Thanks for stopping by the tour, and I hope you have a wonderful evening! 😊 Sedona

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