Thursday, January 31, 2013

Spotlight on Text Appeal by Lexi Ryan

Today's spotlight is on Text Appeal by Lexi Ryan.  A hot and steamy read

Charlie 'The Devil' Singleton is the face of professional poker. Notorious for playing cards and women, Charlie's ready to change his ways, and the surprisingly sexy texts he's getting from Riley are making him bet everything..on her.

Riley Carter is nothing like the hotel heiresses who make the news. A girl who's determined to run her father's hotel empire can't share many traits with women who fill the gossip rags. But 'The Devil' has a way of tempting even the best behaved girls.

When Riley discovers the naughty messages on her cell have been coming from Charlie, not her would-be fiancé, she falls into a hot affair with the last man she expected. But consorting with the notorious bad boy puts her hard-won reputation on the line. Is Charlie worth more to her than a little TEXT APPEAL?


The screen read: Message from Charles Spencer.

She bit her lip. Chaz. Their date hadnt ended so well last night, and she wasnt sure if he really would text like he promised. She hit OK.

I cant stop thinking about yesterday.

Riley put her fingers to her lips but couldnt stop them from spreading into a grin. She took a breath. Youve been on my mind, too, she typed. Did it sound too needy? Too desperate? She wanted to improve her sex life with Chaz more than a dieter wanted ice cream, but she wasnt sure how to go about it She held her breath and hitSend.

She stared at the phone, willing it to vibrate, willing him to respond.


Dont be stupid, Riley. You dont need to text back and forth like teenagers all day. Hes busy. Get back to work.” She stole a last glance at her phone and turned back to her computer.

It buzzed again, vibrating against the desk. She chewed on her bottom lip. She should not be this excited about a text message.

But she was. She snatched her phone and read the message.

Did you try it on?

Her heart kicked up a beat. Surely he didnt mean...Try what on? she typed. Send.

Black. Leather. Sexy as fuck? Ring any bells?

She shifted in her chair. Was this a side of Chaz she hadnt seen? Was he secretly someone her ING would come out and purr for? That would be a good thing, right? Why did that seem so weird to her?

Her stomach clenched. All she could do was find out. I tried it on.

Four words. Safe. Noncommittal. He wouldnt run screaming in the other direction. And if he didnt like the idea of her wearing something so provocative...Sexy as fuck. She shifted again. He liked it. She hit Send and her lame-o message fled from her phone.

She waited, listening to the wall clock tick, tick, tick...Her phone buzzed.

I wish Id been there. Hope you took pictures.

She frowned. Okay, she didnt expect that from Chaz.

Pretend its Charlie, her ING said. Whats weird from Chaz is hot from Charlie.

That was a terrible idea, of course, to think about Charlie while Chaz was texting her. But she reread the message and imagined Charlie typing it, that cocky grin on his face, his dimple making an occasional appearance

Her thighs flexed instinctively. She looked around her empty office, her skin heating. She was turned on at work, one wall between her and the room where her father made billion-dollar business transactions. Dear God. She ran her tongue over her bottom lip and stared at the message, her pulse hammering. What should she say? Did he want her to be suggestive? She wasnt sure she knew how...

What would you say if you were having this conversation with Charlie?


From Barnes & Nobles LOVE ROCKS Indie Review column: “Text Appeal is smart, sexy, filled with great writing and memorable dialogue, and features characters you won't easily forget.”

From InDTale Magazine: “Readers will find themselves cheering for Riley and Charlie both. Lexi Ryan writes her dialogue with wit, humor, a bit of sarcasm, and throws in some wonderful chemistry!

From Storm Goddess Book Reviews: “Ms. Ryan's story is fun and flirty. Text Appeal won't disappoint!”

Designated “A True Gem” by Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews. “With some elevator rides that will make you blush, and a kink for lingerie that will have you running for the closest corset, “Text Appeal” will have you smiling and blushing from beginning to end..

Text Appeal is on sale for 99 cents until Sunday, February 3rd at the following retailers:


Barnes and Noble 

About the Author:

Author of both contemporary and paranormal romance, Lexi Ryan writes smart, spunky stories that sizzle. She enjoys reading, sunshine, a good glass of wine, and rare trips to the beach with her husband and children.

Lexi lives in Indiana, where she divides her time between her family, her writing, and her job as an English professor
You can find her at her website:

Contact Lexi Ryan:

Twitter: @writerlexiryan


Lexi Ryan also just released Accidental Sex Goddess which is a hot, fun and sexy read


   Our review for Accidental Sex Goddess

1 comment:

  1. Hi! Thanks so much for putting a spotlight on Text Appeal! :) I really appreciate everyone's support during this promotion!



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