Cover Reveal – The Nearness of You by K.G. Fletcher

COVER REVEAL FOR THE NEARNESS OF YOU BY K.G. FLETCHER!

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I’m excited to share the news that my friend K.G. Fletcher is having her cover reveal for her third novel, “The Nearness of You”. The cover is beautiful and I can’t wait to read it when it comes out. Being a fellow Atlanta girl myself, I enjoy reading about my area and in such a sexy way.

K.G. is one of the most talented people I know. She acts, she sings, she writes sexy love stories…in addition to being one of the nicest and giving authors that I know. I’m a huge fan.

 

 

 

 

And without further adieu, the cover and a little excerpt to tease us all until October!

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About The Nearness of You:

Lounge singer, Lauren Rose lived her comfortable life in Atlanta always dreaming of making it in
show biz. When she unexpectedly meets British male super-model, David Randle at a gig at the posh St.
Regis Hotel, she is swept away by his striking good looks and lilting cadence.

In town for his sister Catherine’s nuptials to NASCAR driver, Brian Brady, David invites Lauren to the
wedding on a whim. The two instantly bond over music, fashion and family. They continue their new
relationship in New York City when David invites Lauren to see him in action at a high profile fashion
shoot for his debut fragrance, “Drive.”

Sparks fly when his assistant, Sabrina Watson is none too happy that his new girlfriend has interrupted
his grueling, fast-paced schedule. She becomes fixated on separating the happy couple who are falling in
love.

Traversing the East Coast and Europe with the paparazzi in hot pursuit, David and Lauren navigate the
precarious path of fame, fashion and fate.

Her wildest dreams were coming true. Would she ever truly believe that his desire was to be near her –
always?

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Exclusive Excerpt:

“Excuse me, miss.”
Looking up with a smile, ready to accommodate another song request, she was taken aback, her breath
catching in her chest. The man was tall, dark, and handsome and he looked very familiar. She started to
panic, trying to place him in the shadowy light.

“I didn’t mean to startle you. I wanted to ask… that last song you just sang. It sounded so familiar. Who
is the artist?”
The molecules in her brain shifted, and she was suddenly aware of who was standing before her. In an
effort not to faint or start screaming, she placed her hand on her heaving chest and tried to breathe
again, all the while his steady gaze penetrating her entire being. She swallowed hard, trying to get some
moisture back into her throat so she could respond, but it felt as if her entire mouth had been force-fed
a bucket of sand. The gorgeous man was holding a martini glass and looking like he had just stepped out
of a high-class advertisement, his designer clothing obvious.
“Umm… that song was….” She cleared her throat. “It’s a Richard Rodgers, umm, song.” She eyed his
drink and without thinking, took it out of his hands. “Do you mind?” She didn’t wait for his response,
anxious to send moisture onto her hot tongue. She threw the drink back in one gulp before choking on
the alcohol that burned going down her throat. “Oh my god! What was that?” she asked, her face
scowling.
He gently took the empty glass back from her, his index finger brushing her hand slightly. “Well, that
was my gin martini. May I get you something more to your liking?” He tried not to smile but his blue
eyes tinged with humor and gave him away.
Lauren held the back of her hand to her mouth and stared. “I know who you are,” she whispered, wide
eyed. “You’re the super…” He interrupted her quickly by abruptly grabbing her by the elbow.
“Let me buy you a drink.” He started to lead her to the mahogany bar where her friend Tim was
bartending.
“Hey Lauren. How’s it going?” Tim asked as he wiped down the polished wood in front of them. Could
he tell that she was coming undone being in the presence of one of the most stunning, sought after
male models on the planet? She recalled a recent trip to New York with some of her girlfriends. They
had stood in the middle of Times Square taking several pictures of this man’s famous image plastered on
a giant billboard, his gorgeous, half-naked body on display for all the world to see, wearing designer
underwear. She started to swoon thinking about it.
“Good, Tim,” she replied a little too quickly, her voice three octaves higher than normal. She glanced at
the illustrious man who was standing mere inches from her, not sure if she would be able to continue a
conversation. Her entire body felt like it was buzzing and she thought she might hyperventilate. She sank
onto the leather barstool, hoping it wasn’t obvious that she was coming undone.
“Sparkling water for you?” Tim asked knowingly. Lauren never drank while she performed, a lesson
she’d learned many years ago when she had made the mistake of going to happy hour with friends
before a show. She couldn’t remember the lyrics that night because of one too many shots of tequila.
She was lucky the manager hadn’t fired her.
“Yes, please,” she squeaked.
“And for you, sir?”
He leaned his strong arm against the back of her bar stool and reached for a cashew in a crystal bowl, his
bulging bicep almost grazing her breast. “I should like another gin martini, Tim. Hendricks please, with a

cucumber garnish.” His British cadence was sophisticated and debonair, accentuating his high-class
image.
Tim placed a green tinted bottle of sparkling water in front of Lauren and proceeded to mix the martini.
She tried to open her drink with her trembling hands, but the cap wouldn’t budge.
“Allow me, Lauren,” he said, taking it from her, the “L” of her name sounding beautiful with his lilting
articulation. He effortlessly turned the cap just once and handed it back to her, his chiseled features
dangerously close to her lips. She offered a polite smile before taking a sip and almost choked when he
started to speak, palming her back with his hand.
“Feeling any better?”
She licked her lips and placed the bottle back on the bar. “Yes, thank you.” She felt her cheeks flush,
surprised when he leaned in and whispered into her ear.
“It’s nice to meet you, Lauren. You have a lovely voice.”
His warm breath made her insides tingle. She inhaled deeply before answering. “Thank you. It’s nice to
meet you too… you have a lovely… face.” She forced herself not to roll her eyes after the words came
out of her mouth, pursing her lips. What a stupid thing to say.

About K.G. Fletcher:

KG Fletcher is the author of the contemporary romance novel, The Nearness of You released in October,
2017. She has also penned romantic suspense novels, Love Song released in April, 2017 and Unexpected
released in December, 2016. She is an active member of RWA and the Georgia Romance Writers
Association. She was a singer/songwriter in Nashville, TN and a recipient of the “Airplay International
Award” for “Best New Artist” showcasing original songs at The Bluebird Café. She earned her BFA in
theater at Valdosta State College and has traveled the world professionally as a singer/actress. She
currently gets to play rock star as a backup singer in the National Tour, “Remember When Rock Was
Young – the Elton John Tribute.” (www.almosteltonjohn.com)

KG lives in Atlanta, GA with her husband Ladd and their three gorgeous sons. She is a hopeless romantic
continuing her work on her original cabaret act called, “The Novel Romantic – an unexpected evening of
sweet & spicy love” to help promote her romance novels.

Find KG online:
Website | Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | Amazon | Cabaret Act

 

I hoped you enjoyed it!

Write freely, love fearlessly, live intentionally.

Eliza

Your Time is Limited…Quote of the Week – May 19, 2017

Steve Jobs was one of the last great innovative creators of our time (full disclosure: I am an Apple junkie!). His 2005 commencement speech at Stanford University is full of all sorts of quotable quotes, all of which are designed to motivate a new class ready to take on the world. But this one is my favorite of them all:

 

Does it get any more real than that? We’ve all heard “Life is short” and while that is true, it doesn’t really dig into the essence of what that means. It isn’t enough to know that life is short. It’s what you do between the dates that counts. Even more to the point, that what you do is what you love, not what some abstract “they” (whoever they are) thinks you should do.

Think about it like this: if you were to write your own eulogy today, what would you have to say? Would it make you happy? Would you have accomplished all that you set out to do before your final date on Earth arrives? Everyone’s definition of success is different. But it doesn’t matter what it looks like, all that matters is that it’s your definition. 

Steve Jobs knew all too well that his time was limited. And because of this knowledge, he lived his life and not someone else’s. I think it’s safe to say, we have all been touched in some way by his unwillingness to live someone else’s life. 

Are you living your best life? Are you living your life? If not, what are you waiting for? 

Happy Friday!

Write freely, love fearlessly, live intentionally.

Eliza

Today’s Motivation, August 4th – Timing is Everything

I love Gary Sinise. His quote is perfect. It takes hard work and persistence (among other things) to be successful in life, regardless of what your version may be. The timing of how it pays off is not in our control. But keeping our nose to the grindstone and working on that goal is completely up to us.

So own it. Do the time. Work hard. The timing of your success will follow.

And it will be when you least expect it.

Make it a great day!

Eliza

 

Today’s Motivation, July 25th – Where You Start, Where You Finish

It’s called growth. No matter what you’re goals are in life, strive to grow. Presently, I’m a newbie to the writing world. But I don’t plan to stay that way, no matter how hard it is to get where I want to be. Where I am now is simply where I started. I relish where I am now though because it will make a great story when achieve my success! 🙂

Make it a great day!

Eliza

Today’s Motivation, July 20th – It’s No Secret…

Everyone wants success, am I right? It can mean different things to different people, but at the end of the day, we all want to be successful.

That’s the easy part. Knowing we want it. Knowing the goal. But how we achieve that goal is where the rubber meets the road. Few have all the pieces needed to get there. Worse yet, some are not even sure what those pieces are. There’s no manual for it, no hack or secret handshake.

I will had one more item to Mr. Powell’s list: willingness. You have to be willing to not only learn from failure, but to be flexible, learn new things, and take chances. Without that, all the preparation, hard work, and failures can feel like your just spinning your wheels.

Whatever it is you want in life and whatever your definition of success might mean, give it everything you have.

Make it a great day!

Eliza

 

Today’s Motivation, July 15th – Isn’t that Crazy?

Well, kids, today’s post isn’t really motivational. Just some fun Captain Sparrow. It’s all I got today.

It describes me perfectly! 🙂

Happy Friday! Make it a great day!

Eliza

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Today’s Motivation, July 14th – How Does Fear Motivate You?

“Terrible thing, to live in fear.”- Shawshank Redemption

Fear is one of the greatest motivators around. It can be productive or it can stop you in your tracks. It’s all in how you look at it. I know that over my lifetime I have passed on taking chances simply because I worried that I would look silly, say something wrong, make people angry or sad, fail at the task at hand. Who knows how many opportunities I passed up? I don’t dwell on it these days because I’ve learned to let go. Have faith.

These days I’m more likely to live and let live and be silly, be wrong, fail, and realize people will react the way they will regardless of what I do. I’m still a WIP on this, but compared to ten years ago, I’ve made tremendous strides. And if I slip into that mind set and worry about making a mistake, I just try to remember: what’s the worse that can happen? If the ones I hold dear to my heart are safe, healthy, and whole, then I’m good. And when I do screw up, I try again and learn from it. That’s really all we can do.

So, how does fear motivate you? Is it paralyzing to the point of missed opportunities? Or does it grab you by the neck and push you into taking that shot because you have nothing to lose?

Make it a great day!

Eliza

 

Today’s Motivation, July 12th – It’s Enough

When I woke up this morning, I was aggravated with myself. Again. Never a fun way to start one’s day. But I’ve been doing it to myself for the last couple of weeks.

Why was I so aggravated? I have a time that I want to wake up each morning to do some writing before the rest of the day invades my time. But my family’s schedule has changed this summer, so my day ends later than it normally does and I can’t change that. So I end up in bed later and sleeping later. Not the way I normally like it.

But then I came across this quote and it made me pause. What was wrong with me? Why am I so hard on myself? I’m still productive, just not when I think I “should” be. And isn’t the point to be productive? This new schedule isn’t permanent anyway, just for a little while.

I think sometimes we can be our own worse enemies and it can stifle the very thing we are looking to achieve. I need to remind myself to be thankful I’m able to take any time to be productive on something I love. Because I find when I’m not thankful, I end up stressed and being counterproductive.

You are enough! Be thankful, be happy, be blessed.

Make it a great day!

Eliza

Daily Motivation, June 28th – Be Weird

Some people call them dreams. I call them goals. I have many and they are lofty. They are things that in order to achieve them it will take sacrifice, hard work, determination, and a healthy dose of crazy. I know there are some that think I’m weird or a big dreamer. But I can SEE my goals in my head, I can visualize the hard work it will take to get there. I can also see the results.

I thrive on being weird and crazy. If I’m not being called either one of those, I know I need to double my efforts to stand out.

Think about it this way: There are over 7 billion people in this world. Why would I want to get lost in that herd of people?

Make it a great day!

Eliza

Daily Motivation, June 23rd – Go Big or Go Home

In other words: GO BIG OR GO HOME!

Live life with purpose. We all have a purpose for being here, even if we don’t recognize it.

Whatever you do in life, find your purpose. It’s never too late, you’ll never be too old to find it. Don’t let the life you were given pass you by.

Make it a great day!

Eliza