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Nick Blackthorn's World Tour (Love's Rhythm by Lexxie Couper)

I’m happy to welcome my sweet friend from Down Under to the blog. Lexxie Couper is taking her incredible hero on a WORLD TOUR, and this is the eighth stop. She’s given us an exclusive excerpt PLUS a line from Nick’s International Number One bestseller, Night Whispers. (You need that line for a special contest!!)

From Lexxie:

If you’re not sure what Nick Blackthorne’s World Blog Tour is, check out contest details here at Lexxie Couper’s blog  There are prizes galore including right here! To be in the running to win an ebook from Lexxie’s backlist make sure to leave a comment or ask Lexxie (or Nick) a question. A winner will be announced at the end of the day.

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His music moves the world. Can his love move her heart?

Nick Blackthorne knows all about words of love. They’re the reason he’s the world’s biggest rock star. The irony? He turned his back on love a long time ago, lured away by the trappings of fame.

An invitation to a friend’s wedding is a stark reminder of how meaningless his life has become. When he enters that church, there’s only one woman he wants on his arm—the one he walked out on a lifetime ago. But first he has to find her, even if all she accepts from him is an apology.

Kindergarten teacher Lauren Robbins once had what every woman on the planet desires. Nick. Their passion was explosive, their romance the stuff of songs…and it took fifteen years to get over him. Then out of the blue Nick turns up at her door, and all those years denying her ache for him are shattered with a single, smoldering kiss.

But molten passion can’t hide the secret she’s kept for all these years. Because it’s not just her heart on the line anymore…and not just her life that’ll be rocked by the revelation.

Warning   Remember your first crush on a rock star? Now add smoldering sex, a raw and undeniable passion, soul-shattering orgasms. And secrets… 

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With a snort and a shake of his head, Nick shoved his pyjama trousers down over his hips. The black silk pooled at his feet and he kicked the garment aside and shoved his legs in his jeans without bothering with boxers. He tugged up the zip, buttoned the fly and it hit him. A simple sentence on a simple rhythm.

I’ll hold you till you let me.

He straightened, the line whispering through his head again, but this time, there were more. So many more. Words on a rhythm. Words he couldn’t ignore. He ran to his overnight bag, dug around in its contents, the words not just whispering to him now, but singing. Singing.

I’ll hold you till you let me.

And then plead for time…

“Yes!” he shouted, finding what he was looking for. A pen. His notebook.

He spun to the bed, dropped to his knees and opened the book, uncaring that it wasn’t to the newest clean page. It didn’t matter. The words, he needed to get the words down.

I’ll hold you till you let me.

And then plead for time

To let you know I’m sorry

To make you mine.

I never should have left you

Never should have caused you pain.

But in the hearts of fools and men

Love will come undone again.

I can’t promise no tears

But I promise utter truth

And in that truth I’ll show you how

I’ll hold you for all time.

My heart, I give you mine today

Today.

My heart, I give you mine today

Today.

The words flowed from him, coming so fast his hand could barely form them. He scratched out notes, indicated inflections, pace, but it was the words that made him burn. The words that spoke of his soul.

They kept coming. Verse followed by chorus. Chorus followed by bridge. Bridge followed by verse and back to bridge again.

Words that promised. Words that sang.

An outpouring beyond constraint.

He saw the music and heard the words, writing it all down, notes and rests marked on a hastily drawn staff, key signatures indicated, time signature likewise. A song called “Today”.

He was still writing, his knees beyond numb, his hand beginning to cramp, when the door to his room opened and his bodyguard stepped across the threshold.

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Nice, eh? Things you might not know about Nick–he’s also in the series that I got to work on with Lexxie–Bandicoot Cove. He’s got a cameo in PARADISE FOUND and a staring role in TROPICAL SIN.

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bn100
bn100
8 years ago

Very nice excerpt. Sounds like a good book.

Lexxie Couper
8 years ago
Reply to  bn100

Ta muchly :) I hope so.

Mel Bourn
Mel Bourn
8 years ago

And then…???? I am always left wanting more!!!! I will be thinking about this all day now! And I have to wait…..UGh!!

I am so getting this one.

Question: A thought popped in my head as I was reading the lyrics. Is Nick going to release his songs/videos in “you tube” world? Some of the lyrics are pretty cool.

Mel
bournmelissa at hotmail dot com

Lexxie Couper
8 years ago
Reply to  Mel Bourn

Oh Mel, I would love Nick to release his songs on YouTube. I’ve even even tried to convince him just to release the music for his songs. But alas, I don’t have the power over him I used to *grin*

Fedora
Fedora
8 years ago

Heh! And mmm… Nick is such a very worthy book hero… Lexxie, I’m glad he demanded his own story ;) We all lucked out there :)

Lexxie Couper
8 years ago
Reply to  Fedora

LOL We did, didn’t we Fedora :)

Louise
Louise
8 years ago

Wow, sounds like a great book!

Lexxie Couper
8 years ago
Reply to  Louise

Thanks, Louise. :)

Stephanie Collins
Stephanie Collins
8 years ago

Sounds great! :-)

Lexxie Couper
8 years ago

Ta muchly, Stephanie. Nick is such fun to write :)

Colleen
Colleen
8 years ago

Oh I am liking this…. I can not believe it took him 15 years to come to his senses… thanks for sharing!

Lexxie Couper
8 years ago
Reply to  Colleen

You’re welcome, Colleen (and you know what men can be like when it comes to seeing things right in front of them *grin*)

Barbara
Barbara
8 years ago

I agree with Mel! LOVED the excerpt…and the song. I SOOO want to read this book. And I think I’m gonna have to pick up the others he’s appeared in as well…there goes the book budget!! LOL! :)

barbbattaglia @ yahoo.com

p.s. Hey…Lexxie, if we’ve already sent you an email with the first 6 lines…can we send you another with the others for a second chance at the drawing?

Lexxie Couper
8 years ago
Reply to  Barbara

You most certainly can, Barbara. :) I’ve placed your first entry in the “hat”

Cathy M
Cathy M
8 years ago

I love the lyrics in the excerpt today, Nick, you are an amazing poet.

caity_mack at yahoo dot com

Nick Blackthorne
8 years ago
Reply to  Cathy M

Thank you, Cathy. Those words…that song…well, I just couldn’t keep them in.

elaing8
elaing8
8 years ago

Another awesome excerpt.

Lexxie Couper
8 years ago
Reply to  elaing8

Ta muchly. Writing song lyrics is hard. I have a whole new respect for song writers, I can tell you :)

Jen B.
Jen B.
8 years ago

Thanks for the giveaway and the April Fool’s gag. jepebATverizonDOTnet

Lexxie Couper
8 years ago
Reply to  Jen B.

LOL I love April Fool’s Day fun.

Julianne
Julianne
8 years ago

Nick, will you be singing this new song on your tour?
I’m having a lot of fun following Nick. Can you say groupie???
I enjoyed the excerpt.

Nick Blackthorne
8 years ago
Reply to  Julianne

Julianne, I most certainly will. This one, Tropical Sin and a few oldies. I’m even thinking about doing a reggae cover of Gotta Run. Or maybe a Country spin on A Woman Called Heartbreak. What do you think?

Tracey D
Tracey D
8 years ago

EEK!! It ended too soon!

Z
Z
8 years ago

Viv, you are such a fun stinker! LOL loved the April Fools.
Hello Lexxie, Nick great new song, it’s great when the words just flow out you like that isn’t it.
Z

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