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Thursday 11 October 2012

RIVA's back! Now meet your new best friend, Nadia from RIVA's "Dating & Other Dangers" by Natalie Anderson

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Heroine:  Nadia Keenan

Age: 26

Occupation: HR assistant in an old school insurance company by day, web warrior by night…

Vital Stats: To put it bluntly, she’s short. Here’s Ethan’s impression: she looked like one of the fairies on his three-year-old niece’s miniature china teaset. All fine bones and fine features in her heart-shaped face, with her hair tumbling loose and kinking at the ends.  (More about Ethan at Nat's blog!)

Instant BFF or Gotta Earn Her Trust:  You have SO got to earn her trust—and you’re going to have to work hard to do it.

Friends or Family: She’s all about her girlfriends—sisterhood unite!

Satin Teddy or Cotton Comfort : With Ethan? It’s all about the game so it would depend on the strategy required at the time...

Shower or Bath: Bath, with her mobile and a glass of wine in easy reach.

What she doesn't want the hero to know:  That despite his horrific reputation and how gallingly confident he is, she so WANTS him!

We'd be her friend because...  Nadia is full of passion and energy and totally wants to do the right thing, she’s fully supportive of her girlfriends—mates before dates all the way!!!

In her words…

He leaned closer, resting his hands on the wall behind her as he bent, his words whispering across her face. “Anticipation is everything—didn’t you know?”
            It’s only everything if the end result is a disappointment,” she said caustically. “If the end result was as amazing as it’s meant to be, then the anticipation would be forgotten in the heat.”
“Oh, you’re wrong.” He smiled. “You need to live moment by moment.” His head lowered. “It’s much more fun.” He paused, his mouth a millimetre from hers, as he gently instructed, “You start with lots of soft, teasing touches.”
His lips brushed hers lightly, just once. But the second she went to snap back at him he did it again. Then again and again and again. Until it was lots—as he’d said. Not deep, hungry kisses, but slivers of rich sensuality that made her open her mouth for more before she’d thought to stop it. Then she couldn’t think at all—she only wanted to move closer for more.
But he kept them light, lifting back as she tilted towards him.
“Uh-uh,” he teased. “You keep it the same—don’t go deeper until she’s begging.”
With one hand he played her like an instrument, gliding one finger after the other across her neck. Not making music but pleasure, with gentle touches. But she knew the strength was there.
And she wanted it.

Dating and Other Dangers is part of the RIVA launch in the UK and is available as an ebook from AmazonUK.

 Here’s the blurb for the new look Riva!

Could two players both win the dating game? Nadia Keenan is corporate HR by day, web-dating warrior by night – she runs, where bad-date stories are aired and shared to help other women avoid the same pitfalls. Ethan Rush, serial dater-and-dumper and utterly, gorgeously lush, has just found out he’s been trashed – repeatedly – on Nadia’s website and he’s…um…not happy. Both know they’re in the right. Neither is ready to back down.
Let the battle of the dates begin!

It is also on the shelves in stores in North America this month as a Presents Extra and you can grab it online from Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

Here’s the blurb for the US version:

Nadia Keenan’s first date Do’s and Don’ts:

1.      Do boost your confidence by looking hot
2.      Don’t put out until at lease date two
3.      If the man is trouble (however sexy!) do report all on
After being trashed on Nadia’s website, serial dater-and-dumper Ethan Rush is about to put Nadia’s rules to the test. He’s determined to change her mind about him. She’s determined to prove him for the cad he is.

Let the battle of the dates begin…

Find out more about Natalie's books at:

Through September and October, keep dropping by Natalie's blog for giveaways, sneak peeks at more great stories and the low down on RIVA's hottest heroes.
And check out the awesome RIVA app on Facebook for more!

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