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Beth Kery’s Exposed To You – Giveaway!

The ever awesome Beth Kery has a new book releasing this week. Check it out! (Beth’s providing the giveaway at the end, so read all the good stuff in between, okay?)

 

Exposed to You

By Beth Kery

It’s not often you’re hired to paint a body tattoo—and what a body—on a total stranger at a Hollywood film set. A reserved and careful art teacher, Joy would never forget it. In a rare fit of raw desire she gave herself completely, knowing she’d never see him again, or ever repeat such a shameless, naked impulse.

Little did she know, the man with whom she shared that lightning bolt of lust was star Everett Hughes. For Everett, women and sex came as easily as fame. But how could he hope to convince the guarded Joy that beneath the hard body and sexy façade of celebrity was a real man who wanted only one, real woman?

In the heat of an intoxicating affair, Everett endeavors to break down her barriers, gain her trust, and expose himself as the real deal. But can Joy do the same, and reveal to him the vulnerable woman who longs to be loved, wanted, and desired forever?

Excerpt and more after the jump

Excerpt

She had the strangest sensation seeing his eyes peering through the elaborate costume he wore, as if she’d caught a glimpse of his soul through the beautiful artifice. Seth’s makeup, which subtly alluded to the emerging humanity of the sea creature, only added to the impression. The body paints included brilliant blues and greens, but flesh colors rippled and swirled over chiseled muscle and bone as well, creating a stunning living landscape. He was beyond beautiful, the subtle shadowing wrought by the air- and paintbrushes highlighting every ridge and smooth, hard plane of his long body.

His gaze flickered downward.

She became aware that she was holding both sides of her cotton hoodie wide open in preparation to remove it. Her breasts felt tight suddenly, straining against the fabric of her bra and a thin layer of her cotton tank top. Her nipples beaded, as if he’d reached out and brushed a finger over the sensitive flesh instead of just glancing at her.

She blushed, her reaction surprising her. Joy was an artist, and she’d long ago grown accustomed to partial and full nudity. She didn’t work full-time in the movie industry, but she’d had sufficient experience, thanks to Seth. Gorgeous models and want-to-be actors were the norm in Hollywood, as commonly found as a cornstalk on a July day in Indiana.

She whipped off her hoodie and tossed it on the table.

“Yes. I’m Joy.” She nodded to a spot in front of the table and reached for a chair, all brisk business.

“You’re the art teacher.”

She met his stare and was once again snared.

“Seth told me,” he said quietly, shapely blue-and-white tinted lips barely moving.

“We better get started or you’ll miss the shoot,” she murmured, discomfited for some reason by the idea of Seth sharing even the smallest details of her life with this stranger.

He walked to the spot she’d indicated. Joy sat and rolled her chair directly in front of him, her face situated in front of his abdomen.

Without another word, she picked up a tattoo marker and began to outline the design in Seth’s illustration on her human canvas. Seth had altered the tattoo art somewhat from his original proposal. The brilliant starburst through rippling water was bolder and much more intricate than his original design. Joy liked the change.

She never looked at his face once while she worked, but she was highly aware of him. Her knuckles brushed occasionally against warm, dense flesh. Her nose was just inches from his body. The alcohol base from the body paint filtered into her nose. Beneath it, she smelled the musk of his skin like a subtle, living thread twining through the chemical artifice. The fragrance was potent somehow, sending a loud, clear message of male virility to some ancient part of her brain.

Only a stretchy, seaweed-like boxer-brief costume covered his genitals. Joy couldn’t help but be conscious of the fact that her chin was mere inches from the fullness behind the flimsy material. She worked steadily, but a dull, pleasurable ache began to grow at her core.

A light glaze of perspiration had dampened her brow and upper lip by the time she leaned back. She glanced up at him, a calm—entirely fake—expression plastered on her face.

“You’ll have to lower your briefs enough for me to make the transition look natural,” she said.

The air conditioner made a loud, chugging sound and then resumed its typical hum. She saw his throat convulse. Was he as uncomfortable with this situation as she was? He held her stare with those striking eyes and moved his hands, folding down the seaweed brief and exposing the stretch of skin just above his genitals.

She lifted her tattoo pen and paused.

Seth had used the airbrush below the brief, but not in a thorough manner. Joy could see several patches of naked, golden skin along with a smattering of light brown hair. Pubic hair was usually several shades darker than hair on the head, which meant he must be blond beneath the beautiful headpiece affixed to his head.

Below that strip of skin, the flimsy material barely contained a virile package. The vision was nearly as striking as that of the man’s eyes peering through the elaborate mask. What was it about that stretch of skin below the belly and just above a man’s cock that spoke of sensitivity . . . vulnerability?

His arm muscles clenched tight. He kept his hands on the material of the briefs, as if he wanted to be prepared to jerk the garment back into place at the slightest provocation. Joy didn’t know whether to feel compassion for him or annoyance. He was the six foot-four-inch tower of brawn here, not her. She was hardly going to attack him. She disliked this intimate aspect of her work, but the human body wasn’t something that could be ignored when it came to art. He was just a backdrop, not any different from the canvases in her studio.

Her expression hardened at the thought. She leaned forward and continued her design, the tip of her marker slipping across firm flesh. She was doing fine for the next minute or so until she noticed the brief was stretching and expanding to contain his erection. His cock rode along his left thigh. The column of it was clearly delineated beneath the insubstantial garment.

Shit. 

She glanced up at him anxiously. He was looking down at her. She’d known he would be. She’d sensed his stare on the crown of her head the entire time. He closed his eyes briefly. She sensed his regret even through his half mask.

“I’m sorry,” he said in a gruff voice. “Just . . . just ignore it.”

Heat flooded her cheeks and she looked away.

How mortifying.

It wasn’t uncommon for a model to occasionally experience an unwanted erection during a makeup application, but the evidence had never been so . . . close to her before. Nor had it ever been so appealing. For a few dreadful seconds, she felt like she couldn’t expand her lungs. They finally released, however, and she reached for a pot of paint.

“Do you want to take a quick break?” she asked, striving to keep her voice even.

“No. Go ahead.” His voice sounded so strained, she glanced up at him in concern. She saw the rigidness of his angular jaw. His eyes blazed through the prosthetic mask.

“I’m not sure that’s such a good idea,” she said.

“I can take it if you can.”

Exposed to You, Available November 6 from Berkley Heat

Read the entire first chapter of Exposed to You at Dear Author

Reviewer’s Top Pick, RT Book Reviews Magazine:

With the wealth of erotic stories popping up everywhere, Kery dethrones them all with her latest — a real eye-opener. This well-written story is original, refreshing and hot enough to generate third-degree burns. 

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Beth is offering up a copy of EXPOSED TO YOU to one commenter, either a print or ebook copy, winner’s choice. If you choose ebook, it must be a vendor that offers gifting, like Amazon, B&N, Itunes. Contest open to international entries, but for the print copy only.

To be entered to win, post a comment about body art in any form. Tattoos, piercings, whatever. Do you like it, dislike it, do you like tats on guys? Do you have your own body art, wish you did? If so, what would you get? Winner chosen on Wednesday.

Rules:

Must be a minimum of 18 years old to enter

Void where prohibited

Open to international entries (see note above)

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45 Responses to Beth Kery’s Exposed To You – Giveaway!

  1. 1
    Jessica Kent says:

    I love to read but since I’ve been on workmens comp and my hubby is disabled we don’t have the money to by books like I read them lol. I try to slow down but when you get into a book you can’t just put it down. I have a learning disability and I never liked reading but when I bought 50 Shades of Grey and then the 4 Jaci Burton books I can’t stop. I love to read now but like I said its hard for me to pay for them now. If I would be so lucky to win a book I would feel very blessed I’ve never won anything before but to win a book would be amazing. Thank you for listining have a wonderful day!

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    lorenet says:

    no body art. but this is the best bj scene EVER!

  3. 3
    MichelleMc says:

    I’m a tatoo fan. I got my first for a birthday gift to myself several years ago and got my zodiac sign on the inside of my right wrist. I’m planning on getting another one for my birthday next year. My ears are pierced, but other than that I’m not brave or daring enough to get piercing elsewhere on my body. I also think men with sleeve tattoos and certain body piercings can be very sexy.

    Thanks for offering a giveaway!

  4. 4
    Doreen B says:

    Wow that was great. I have a tat on my left arm of a butterfly. I got it after my mom passed away in rememberence of her. You need to thank Jaci Burton for posting this on her FB page b/c I’ve never read one of your books before but after reading that win or lose I’ll have to check you out on Amazon.

  5. 5
    Becki Wyer says:

    Wow…that excerpt makes me want to run out and get another tatt (I have 4 already).
    Thanks for the blog post and giveaway.
    rmwyer at shaw dot ca

  6. 6
    Angelika says:

    That was a great scene! I don’t have any body art, but I wish I have a little tattoo on the side of my foot. I love the beautiful tattoos on the nice guy.

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    Kat Morrisey says:

    I’m too chicken to get a tattoo of my own, but I love ‘em on guys. Of course, for the right guy, I might be able to be convinced to get over my fear of needles. (And if there was vodka involved. Vodka would be a must! :D )

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    PAL says:

    Tattoos were pretty much reserved to bikers, gangbangers, and military men when I was young, so when I saw young people start getting them in the ’80s and ’90s, I’d think, “You are SO going to regret it!” As time goes on, though, I’m attracted to tattoos more and more, especially when the mystery extends from a neck or shoulder downward under a shirt. It puts an exclamation point around that silent desire to see what’s under someone’s clothes. So sexy.

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    Rachel Riddles says:

    I love body art when it means something. I have two tats and one is my kids names in a design and was is my Chinese zodiac. Piercings are cool if tasteful. Can’t wait to read this one!!¡

  10. 10
    Amber says:

    Holy smokes!!! That was great. I would have to say I am a fan of body art. I’ll never forget the time I was at a medieval fair and this Irish guy was putting on a performance and he had the hottest Celtic tattoo on his right arm. Now, I only care for ink if it’s properly proportioned and doesn’t cover the entire body :) but there are just certain people who can pull some ink off. Like the dude in this book, I’m betting!!! Thanks for the giveaway!

  11. 11
    Julie Smith says:

    Can’t wait to read this- I love finding new authors!

  12. 12
    Julie Smith says:

    Oh- and I LOVE tattoos!

  13. 13
    Cheryl McInnis says:

    I like some tattoos, especially on guys.I could never get one though, too scared of needles…but piercings on guys really do it for me! ;)

  14. 14
    Stacey says:

    Love all of Beth Kery’s books and this is just one more that I can’t wait to get into!!!! :)

  15. 15
    Stacey Curtis says:

    Love Beth Kery…

  16. 16
    Dawn says:

    I have four tattoos and I’m not done. Two are very personal, while the other two were just to get. I was young, of course. Lol
    Tattoos on guys are beyond hot. Especially sleeves. Ugh !!!

    I’m very excited for this book to finally come out. The excerpts have been the greatest of teases !!! So excited !! Good luck to me :-)

  17. 17
    Amy says:

    The human body is a canvas for self-expression in any way that the possessor of the skin wishes. Whether it’s a tattoo, a piercing, a branding, or unblemished flesh, what you do with the skin you live in speaks to who you are. Tattoos and piercings are tales of your life. So many people get them and later regret them, while others are always expanding on them. Tattoos tell the story of your life, of where you have been and where you are going, and no one should ever feel ashamed to tell their story.

    The only reason I do not have any tattoos is because I cannot afford them. I have wanted everything from my Hawaiian name on the back of my neck, to a hibiscus with the Hawaiian island chain in the pollen stem, to a Buddhist lotus blossom, to a bird created by artist Yulia Broadskaya. (www.artyulia.com) These are images that have spoken to me and are the right symbols of who I am and what I am about.

  18. 18
    flchen1 says:

    I find some tattoos pretty fascinating! I don’t have any myself, but haven’t found any art I want to carry with me permanently like that :)

  19. 19
    Elizabeth Pierce says:

    I am getting a small butterfly with her wings closed so she is the shape of a J in memory of my sister Jessica. It is going to be my first ever tattoo. I cant wait to read Exposed to you, the girls at Smexy Books gave it Rave Reviews!!!

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    Na S. says:

    I like tattoos when they have a story behind it. An intricate design or message makes me curious to why that tattoo was chosen. I don’t mind them though for me I’m too afraid to get one.

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    JOYE says:

    I can’t pass this one up especially since the heroine has the same name as me. I am an artist just like her. So should be a fun read.
    I don’t like any form of body enhancing techniques whether it is tattooing or piercing or re-arranging. I never got my ears pierced either. I guess I adhere to the old saying “….love the skin you are in.”

  22. 22
    Lori says:

    I am not into tattoos myself. If they express something or having a significance that’s great. To me, less is more.

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    Kimberley Chung says:

    Currently the only body art I have are two piercings on my ear, but I do hope for a tattoo at some point of my life. I’ve thought very hard on what I would want my tattoo to look like because I want one that means something, rather than something on the spur of the moment. So I’ve come up with using my Horoscope sign (Libra) as the base. This would look like a scale with one side holding a heart and the other side having the Chinese character for family. All in all, this tattoo would represent the important aspects of my life :)

  24. 24
    elaing8 says:

    I don’t have any tattoos and only have my ears pierced. I do like tattoos on men but not too many.And nipple rings on a guy I think is hot :)
    Thanks for the giveaway.

  25. 25
    Tess says:

    Yes, I love tats on both guys and girls! I think it’s sexy if it is done tastefully (no silly cartoons please!) or has deep meaning behind it.

    Personally, I have a tattoo on my wrist which is of a Chinese infinity knot. It has no beginning or ending and to me, it is symbolic of life and karma – what goes around comes around. It keeps me grounded and I choose to have it on my wrist because it’s where one would feel for a pulse (the significance of life).

    Besides that, half of my back is covered with yantra tattoos that is done by a holy master. The “yants” are Thai Buddhist sacred tattoos that are magical, can ward off physical harm, give good luck and have healing powers. They are tattooed on via a traditional manual tapping method called “sak yant” using a long metal spike. During one of the lowest points in my life, I mysteriously came to know of yantra tattoos (like some inner calling) and had the opportunity to meet my holy master who gave me these beautiful scriptures and designs. I wish I could tell you more, but because of the personal nature of these tattoos I am unable to elaborate further. However, to give you a better idea of what they are and how they look like, do visit this website: http://sak-yant.com/

    Thanks for this giveaway and this is a great comment question :)

    tess_halim(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    Janice Hougland says:

    I think tats are an alternate art form…and beautifully done these days. Folks have all sorts of reasons for getting tattooed…mine was to join my daughter when she got one. I have a small rose on my very own right ankle!

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    winnie says:

    I’m okay with some tats on guys, just don’t go overboard and cover like your whole torso with them…

  28. 28
    Rhodora says:

    Except ear piercings, tattoos or piercings esp. on a female, don’t appeal to me.
    8 more hours to get “Exposed” yay!!!

  29. 29
    Leigh says:

    I love a few tats on a guy, but my husband refuses! How dare he.

  30. 30
    Taylor Bell says:

    I like tattoos. If a guy has them, great. If not, it doesn’t matter. I really love sleeve tattoos, mostly because the design is all related, but broken up and done at different times and over a long period of time. Men with muscular forearms and sleeve tattoos, whew, hot. I don’t really like guys with piercings. I would like to be the one with piercings in the relationship lol. And I’ve actually really been thinking about getting a tattoo, but I probably wouldn’t. I’m wishywashy. Enough said lol.

  31. 31
    Julia-Yen says:

    I don’t have tattoos, and probably chicken to get one. But I do like tattoos on heroes in books though *g*. Loves all Beth Kery books!

  32. 32
    Maria Esquivel says:

    I don’t have any tattoos, but my husband has them. The bad boy image it gave him was the attraction that won in the long run! Lol. Looking forward to reading your book.

  33. 33
    Jane Carlisle says:

    I can go either way on body art, so I guess it depends. I used to not like it at all, but have since seen some very sexy tats. Piercings not as big a fan of, but with the right guy, I’m sure anything could look good!

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    Kerry P says:

    I have read a couple of Beth Kery’s novels and have enjoyed them. I do not have any tattoos, I’ve always been a blood donor and getting a tattoo disqualifies you :)

  35. 35
    Diane says:

    Well I enjoyed the snippet!!! No tats, piercings or body art whatsoever; I do have pierced ears but those were done when I was much younger; do I secretly wish for any? Not at all. Do I enjoy seeing on men or women? Some I do but not the ones that are covered from top to bottom, rather some discreetly placed ones!

  36. 36
    Tory McCord says:

    I enjoy Beth Kery’s work. I personally have 2 tattoos. I think that body art is a way for a person to express themselves and if that person is happy with it then that’s what matters.

  37. 37
    Christina Garner says:

    I have two tattoos (both where my father cant see them even though I am 26) and several piercings. I got the first tattoo on my 18th birthday. It is a black butterfly on my hip and my mom bought it for me. I went with my boyfriend at midnight on my birthday and had it done. The other tattoo is a design I drew that is on my ankle made up of swirls and dots. It kinda looks like a wave crashing on my ankle. I got it for my 25th birthday from my husband (same guy as my boyfriend at 18, just new title). I am currently designing my next body art but have concrete plans to get more. I love guys with tattoos and piercings although I can’t talk my hubby into piercing anything. :)

  38. 38
    Karolina says:

    I have always wanted to get my clitoris pierced but I am so afraid of the pain that I just can’t do it. That is also the reason I would never get a tattoo. I watched a couple of my friends get tattoos on the top of their feet and it looked like they were going to die from the pain. If it didn’t hurt I might consider it.

  39. 39
    Shay says:

    I have 2 tattoos..the first one is a butterfly with my hubbys initials in in it when I was 18. My mom was SOOOOO MAD, especially putting his initials, taboo is what she said but after 14 years we are still together….:)
    I think that they are sexy and a way to express oneself… I wouldnt over do it like some do but to each his own.

  40. 40
    Glittergirl says:

    I like body art when it’s well done and tasteful. I work out at the local pool and I see a lot of bad body art from tattoos to piercings. I believe it must not call undo attention to itself and make sense. Many piercings are excessive and tattoos are just pasted on top of the skin…It’s too bad as it can be beautiful.

  41. 41
    JessS says:

    I don’t mind tattoos, and yes they can be pretty hot, but I don’t like it when people go over the top and are practically covered in them. Especially since they seem to be really typical symbols rather than something cool and meaningful. So yeah, I’m not really likely to get one.

  42. 42
    Jessie Llewellyn says:

    I do enjoy a nice tattoo on a guy. I loved her teasing pieces of Because of You over 2 months & cannot wait to read this book! Thanks for the post.

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    CrystalGB says:

    I like tats on a guy if they are done well. My husband has several. Thanks for the awesome giveaway. I have been wanting to read this book.

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    Lisa J says:

    I like a guy with a few tattoos. Several of the women I work with have tattoos. The last one to get one is 65 and two years ago she got the breast cancer ribbon tattooed on her ankle because she had finished chemo and radiation. It was here way to celebrate. Her son took her to “his guy” to get it done.

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    Alexandrea Ward says:

    I do like tattoos and piercings, I have a number of them myself. If that is how a person wants to express their artistic side, then why not let them? I just don’t like those tattoos that are done just because that’s the trend or because someone wants to fit in. That’s a permanent choice and will follow you for the rest of your life, unless you can afford laser removal. I love guys with tattoos, it helps me start conversations and learn more about them. But of course it isn’t for everyone and everyone won’t feel the same way.

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