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Bethany Rosa



GENRE:  Romance






“I’m done waiting around. You’re mine. No more games or pining over someone else when it’s me you want. You won’t remember his name after I get through with you.”


Lily knows exactly what she wants in life. To graduate, land a high-paying job, and forge her own way. Nothing will distract her. Until the ultimate playboy, billionaire Sebastian Dubree, barges in. Not to be overlooked, Lily’s longtime crush, Jackson, decides she’s worth the fight.


Reluctant to succumb to either, she quickly becomes a challenge to conquer.


Lily must decide between the familiarity of her childhood longing or the newly discovered  passion ignited by the dominant CEO. But can she surrender without losing herself in the process, or will someone take matters into his own hands?


Boundaries blur between desire and resistance in this gripping coming-of-age romance, leaving readers yearning for more.



Excerpt One:


I hit a wall. A solid, warm wall that smells dreadfully sinful. Before I have time to process, two firm hands are on my shoulders to steady me. “Hey, watch where you’re going” comes the deepest, sexiest voice imaginable, which would be incredibly hot if the words spoken were anything other than rude and demanding. Looking up, which is crazy, considering I’m one step higher, I freeze as my eyes land on a dark, handsome god of a man who looks like he wants to commit murder. What is it with me and jerks tonight? 


His eyes get bigger, and his brows furrow as soon as my shocked gaze meets his. He has short black hair that’s longer on the top and styled perfectly. His menacing eyebrows are folded downward from scowling at me. The dark scruff that shadows his face is so sexy, trimmed razor straight, accentuating his perfectly chiseled jaw. Mentally slapping myself, I apologize. 


“Crap, I’m so sorry. I didn’t see you there.” He doesn’t release his hold. 


“That’s because your head was down. Your eyes should be looking forward.” His voice is hard and demanding. 


Flustered and—I reluctantly admit—slightly turned on by his strong, firm grip and penetrating stare, I stand there frozen in place. After what seems like minutes but I’m sure is only seconds, I snap out of it and apologize again. “Sorry, I’ll watch where I’m going from now on.” The words rush out as I pull away to leave, this time keeping my head up. I think I hear him say something else behind me, but I don’t stop. Running into one of the hottest guys I’ve seen in a while should’ve been the highlight of my night. Instead, I’m more irritated. Do all good-looking men have a license to be an ass?



What is something you’ve lied about?

I’m a terrible liar, so I just don’t do it. My friends know this about me. If you ever want to know the truth, just ask me. If I avoid a question, it’s because I don’t want to tell you the truth.

Who is the last person you hugged?

My friend Diane who turned 75 years old today. We had dinner last night and Ubered to pick up our cars this morning. One too many martinis! She’s a pretty neat lady with some fantastic stories. I could definitely write some books about her love life. We bought the house next to her two years ago and became fast friends. She received the very first signed copy of my book just last night!

What are you reading now?

I’m one of those people who tend to get distracted, so I am reading three books and listening to one audiobook right now. Now You’re Mine by Morgan Bridges, My Temptation by TL Swan, and Does It Hurt by HD Carlton. The audiobook was My Temptation by TL Swan, but I read faster than I could listen and got impatient, so I switched to reading. I’ll probably start Kismet by Lauren Blakely for my next walk.

How do you come up with the titles to your books?

I only have three, and the pursuit theme was apparent for all three; that became the common word. Then, I picked what set each one apart and had a title. It wasn’t that easy, though. I had a list of maybe 3-4 for each book, and after checking for existing books for each one, I bribed my girlfriends, who had already read the book, with mimosas and brunch, to do a thinktank session with me, and we chose all three titles that morning. It wasn’t the champagne talking. 

Share your dream cast for your book.

I’m assuming you mean cast for a movie of the book. For Sebastian, I’d choose Robert Pattinson for sure because I’m obsessed with him. Obsessed is a scary word in a romance novel, but I’ll stick with it. Alan Ritchson would be a great Jackson. Zoey Deutch, maybe for Lily.

AUTHOR Bio and Links:


Bethany Rosa raised four amazing daughters before fulfilling her dream to become a writer. Her goal is to ignite passion in readers through her erotically charged stories. When not immersed in writing, Bethany finds joy in life traveling the world alongside her husband of 25 years. Home is divided between the mountains of Montana and the Arizona sunshine.




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Goddess Fish Promotions 04/29/2024 - 7:00 am

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MICHAEL A LAW 04/29/2024 - 9:31 pm

This looks really good. Thanks for sharing and hosting this tour.

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