Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Today is About "Discovering Alicia"

If you visit Seven Sexy Scribes regularly you already know Tessie Bradford is a sweet person anyone would be proud to call a friend, but did you know she has new novella released today from Resplendence Press called “Discovering Alicia”?

I loved this novella! It’s a perfect size book to read in an evening and combines several of my favorite fantasies.

Cherished fantasy #1. Alicia rents a small cabin in the beautiful Huron Mountains for a peaceful summer vacation where she plans to fish, eat those fresh fish and read until her eyeballs dry out.
That actually sounds very nice to me. I wish I could do that.

Cherished fantasy #2. Alicia runs into an old friend from college who’s turned into a gorgeous hunk and is still carrying a blazing bright torch for her. Oh and he’s a good kisser too. This vacation is looking up, isn’t it?

Cherished fantasy #3 Brad is eager to please Alicia, I mean he really, really wants to please her and be her man, which brings me to…

Cherished fantasy #4 Brad wants to make all Alicia’s dreams come true including winning the largest stuffed animal at the fair and offering her a super hot ménage with his best friend Tom. Yeah, it gets nasty hot and Alicia gets to be the treat at the center of a sin sandwich—lucky girl.

The lessons every reader should come away with is it’s always a good idea for a lone woman to rent a cabin in a remote area and fish. Period. It’s just a good idea.  Fresh fish and sunshine are good for you.

I thoroughly enjoyed and highly recommend “Discovering Alicia”. It’s sweet, sexy and there were moments when Brad really drew me in and I felt how much he wanted Alicia for today and tomorrow.

Here's a little more:
Four glorious weeks in a cabin nestled deep in the wilds of Northern Michigan is exactly what Alicia needs. Fishing, sleeping and reading are the only things on her agenda until she finds herself on the forest floor with a gorgeous man running his strong hands over her body. When she realizes they know each other she’s surprised, but when he revs her into a sexual frenzy in a hot minute, Alicia is stunned. The last thing she needs to do is to repeat past mistakes.
Brad can’t believe his college crush is literally sprawled at his feet. It’s been ten years, but she still heats his blood to boiling in an instant. She’s in his neck of the woods for an entire month, the perfect amount of time for a steamy, no-strings-attached fling.
Alicia and Brad soon discover they are both looking for far more.  

He stopped mere inches away and reached out to tuck a piece of her wet hair behind her ear. “I’m a big believer in honesty, Alicia.” He trailed his finger down her cheek. “You’re as pretty as a picture, all flustered and staring at me with those big doe eyes. If you don’t want me to kiss you, now would be the time to speak up.” 

She wouldn’t have uttered a word if the hounds of hell were snapping at her butt. Ali was stunned to see his pupils dilate with desire. Brad cupped the back of her head and placed his lips gently on hers. His kiss was tender, coaxing, and magical. She tentatively rested one palm on his side, just above his waistband. His skin was warm and smooth, the muscles underneath taut. He adjusted his stance slightly and wrapped his arm around her, his hand lying scandalously low on her back. Ali sighed and snuggled at bit closer. Her heart threatened to pound out of her chest when he responded immediately. He pulled her tightly against his body, delightfully crushing her breasts against his chest. Tastes and nibbles quickly escalated to feverish parrying of tongues. She wrapped her arms around his neck, and he massaged her back. 

When they were finally forced to break the kiss in order to catch their breath, Alicia dropped her head to his shoulder. Brad cradled both cheeks of her ass and moved her seductively against his massive erection. The reality of what she’d just done, what he obviously and naturally wanted to do next hit her like a ton of bricks. She wiggled out of his embrace, desperately needing space to get herself under control. 

What the fuck was she doing? Granted, they weren’t strangers, but spending time in a lab, three days a week, for one semester, almost ten years ago, didn’t warrant this level of friendliness when running into each other in the woods! Hell, she hadn’t even recognized him at first. She closed her eyes and ran shaky fingers through her long, damp hair.

“You wanna tell me what’s wrong, Ali?” he asked quietly.

“Nothing, everything’s great. The kiss was great. You’re great.” She attempted a smile. “Wow, it’s really getting dark fast. I should go back.” She fumbled for the flashlight hanging from her belt, and after a few tries, was able to turn it on. She then pulled the soaking, crumpled up map out of her pocket. “It was great to see you again, Brad. Maybe we’ll run into each other again while I’m here.” Ali turned and headed in what she hoped was the right direction, but in less than two steps, a large hand wrapped around her arm.

“Freeze, woman.” She did as he ordered. “I, too, appreciate all of the greatness that’s happened tonight,” Brad whispered against her ear. “Especially when you melted in my arms.” Ali gasped when he pressed firmly against her backside. “Why are you running away, skittish as a scared rabbit? Nothing’s gonna happen that you don’t want, and you want badly.” 

Alicia spun around to face him, so embarrassed and horny she couldn’t think straight. In a hot second, Brad Compton, geeky science guy, now ultimate sex-on-a-stick guy had her almost forgetting the lessons she’d learned the hard way. “I’m so, so sorry, Brad; please…” She stared up at him, horrified when a single tear trickled down her cheek. 

He brushed it away with a feather-light touch of his thumb. “Come on, Ali; let’s get you home.” 


Discovering Alicia is available February 27th!

Resplendence Press:


  1. Buy this book! It's pure escape and fun!
    XXOO Kat

  2. I'm looking forward to reading this new story by Tessie. :)

  3. Tessie is wonderful and Discovering Alicia is one of my new favorites.
    XXOO Kat

  4. Way to go, Tessie! Congrats on another great release!

  5. Thanks so much for your post, Kat!! I'm thrilled you enjoyed Discovering Alicia!

  6. Hi Amber & Julia!!
    I hope you like Discovering Alicia; I sure had fun writing it!! It releases next week, February 27th!

    1. Hurray for Feb 27th! Best wishes Tessie for great sales and many new readers.

  7. Congrats on your newest romance, Tessie! It sounds wonderful - hope you burn up the net with your sales!! :)


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