BOOK BLITZ + EXCERPT & GIVEAWAY && TEASER: Lost in Us by Layla Hagen

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Title: Lost in Us
Author: Layla Hagen
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Release Date: February 17th, 2014
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Synopsis

Serena has learned to live with her past, locking her secrets and nightmares deep inside her. But when her boyfriend of six years abruptly leaves her, she’s catapulted back into pain, nursing a broken heart. When indulging in mountains of chocolate doesn’t work, Serena decides the best way to deal with her shattered heart is to indulge in something else. A rebound . . .

The night she swaps her usual Sprite for tequila, she meets James. The encounter is breathtaking.
Electrifying.
And best not repeated.

James is a successful entrepreneur in Silicon Valley. A man who has amassed a fortune by taking risks. A man who has shunned commitment completely, and still does. He’s the exact opposite of Serena. But sometimes opposites attract. Sometimes they give in to burning passion. Sometimes opposites are perfect for each other.

James is everything her damaged soul could want. His kisses are intoxicating, his touch out of this world. He makes her forget. He grants her peace from her pain. But as they grow closer, Serena discovers she isn’t the only one with a past. James carries the scars of a past much darker than hers. One that has left him damaged, hurt, and wary of love. A past that gives him the power to shatter her.

Now James and Serena must find a way to mend one another. Or risk losing each other forever.

Excerpt

I turn my attention to the two tequila shots in front of me, and open my mouth to tell the bartender we won’t be having them after all, when a voice says, “I’d recommend you try it with orange slices and cinnamon.”

“Excuse me?”

I look sideways and almost fall of my seat. It’s him. And up close, it’s obvious I gave him far too few points. His striking blue eyes and full lips, curled in a deliciously conceited smile, earn him at least a twenty on that hotness scale.

“Tequila,” he points at the two glasses. “It tastes much better with orange and cinnamon than lemon and salt.”

“Thanks for the tip.” I flash my teeth in the hope they’ll detract his attention from my plunging neckline, though I never heard of teeth trumping boobs.

“Have we met?”

“Umm… ” I’m one hundred percent sure we haven’t or I would remember, but I’m perfectly willing to pretend we have met if it means he’ll linger here a little longer.

“We have,” he says, recognition lighting up his face. “You were a mentor for the national math contest last year, weren’t you?”

Damn. Of the myriad of rules Jess recited to me concerning flirting and dating, one in particular stands out: never show my nerdy side. And there are very few things nerdier than being a mentor in a math contest. Especially since only previous winners are allowed to mentor.

In my defense, he was the one who brought it up. I make a mental note not to mention my part- time bookkeeping job. No need to add the boring tag, in addition to the nerd one.

“I’m James, by the way.”

“I know. I mean… I’ve heard of you,” I mumble, suddenly feeling very hot.

He seems completely unsurprised.

“I’m Serena McLewis.”

“So, Serena…” he pronounces my name slowly, as if the three syllables would hide some kind of secret he’s hoping to uncover. My name in his mouth gives me goose bumps all over my arms. I hope he doesn’t notice them. “Let me guess, you’re a math major?”

“Nope. Economics and computer science.”

“Perfect combination. I had the same.” He winks. “I could use someone smart like you in my company.”

Just my luck. Other girls get a free drink, or a one-night stand. I get a job offer. Pity that’s the last thing I want from him.

“Sorry, not interested,” I say, hoping I don’t sound too disappointed.

He leans forward, and his hand accidentally brushes mine. Gently, passing. But it’s enough to send a torrent of shivers down my spine. Hot ones. Cold ones. Then hot ones again, and I fear I might have had one too many tequilas.

“And why is that?”

I try hard to come up with something, anything, but his warm breath on my cheeks wipes any thought other than the fact that his lips are far closer to me than they should be. His delicious scent—ocean and musk—makes my task so much harder.

He takes pity on me and leans back, his smirk more pronounced than ever as he scans me from head to foot.

“Are you doing anything tomorrow?” he asks.

Q&A

Random facts about me and Lost in Us:

• James was initially called Liam. . .because I had a crush on Liam Hemsworth. I got over it in the meantime (am now crushing on his brother Chris) 😀

• I love chocolate as much as Serena does. Unfortunately I can’t get away with eating as much of it as she does.

• I wrote a *certain* steamy scene on a piece of paper—on the back of which I then printed an official letter. Which I sent. Oh, the joy of being a writer  🙂

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About the Author

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My name is Layla Hagen and I am a New Adult Contemporary Romance author.

I fell in love with books when I was nine years old, and my love affair with stories continues even now, many years later.

I write romantic stories and can’t wait to share them with the world.

And I drink coffee. Lots of it, in case the photo didn’t make it obvious enough.

Get in touch with Layla!

 Facebook //  Twitter // Goodreads // Website

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