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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Campus Crush Tour: Guest Post & Giveaway

Welcome to my stop on the Campus Crush Tour. For the full schedule go here.

  Title: Campus Crush Series
Author: Ashelyn Drake
Release date: 2013
Genre: New Adult, Romance
Tour: Irresistible Reads Book Tours

Books Descriptions:

Romancing The R.A.
romancingNoelle Buckman is looking forward to making a fresh start in college, one that doesn’t involve immature high school boys. The second she steps on campus for freshman orientation, she can sense the possibilities. Especially when she spots Andy, a resident advisor who’s not just hot but also thoughtful enough to open doors for a girl.
And Andy has his eye on Noelle. Even when her nerves take control and she thinks she comes off as a hillbilly with no direction, Andy can see what she’s really like and he’s more than a little interested.
But orientation is less than two full days and there’s an entire summer between Noelle and Andy. Will her attempt to romance the R.A. be as short-lived as college orientation?

Behind Closed Doors:
behindJulia Monroe is through wishing she had an older guy like her best friend Noelle does. It’s time for her to act on her desires. So when she sees sexy, twenty-three-year-old Darren McEntire eating dinner alone at the pub, she decides to make her move. The attraction between them is undeniable, and even through Julia isn’t looking for a one-night stand, she winds up back at Darren’s place the same night she meets him. Only being with him makes her realize what she’s been missing dating other guys. All she wants is Darren.
But Julia allows Darren to think she’s his age and a grad student at the nearby college. She knows she has to confess the truth, but she’s afraid to shatter what they have. Not knowing what to do, she starts the semester only to discover that her new teaching assistant is none other than Darren. With the lies out in the open and campus policy against them, Julia and Darren know the relationship should be over before it even begins. But the chemistry between them is too strong to deny.
Can they find a way to be together or are they doomed to only see each other behind closed doors?

Rushing Into Love:
rushingAs a college junior, Mindy Stanton has no interest in dating a freshman.

That is until Ben Whitmore shows up and serenades his way into her heart at the dorm social she’s running. And after hearing him sing, even Mindy can’t deny that he has a deep, sexy voice that makes her melt.
Even though Mindy makes it clear that she doesn’t date younger guys, Ben pursues her anyway. After all, he doesn’t seem like the typical college freshman, who is only interested in hooking up, partying until he can’t remember his name, or joining a frat. He’s a gentleman, a romantic, and definitely knows all the right things to say to sweep a girl off her feet.
So Mindy drops her guard. She allows herself to fall for him. Before she knows it, Ben is all she can think about. To her, he’s perfect.
But it doesn’t take Mindy long to discover that even the most perfect guys…
Have secrets


Guest Post

My Campus Crushes
By Ashelyn Drake
Since the Campus Crush series is about college romances I thought I’d share a few of my campus crush stories from my college years.  If you’ve read Romancing the R.A., you know that Noelle and Andy had this look exchange between them during an orientation talk. Well, that look was based on how I met one of my campus crushes. I’m not going to mention names, but I went to see my professor during office hours and while I was waiting outside his office this incredibly hot guy walked up and stood on the other side of the hallway. We exchanged a look that was pure, “Wow, I’m totally attracted to you.” We started talking and ended up dating off and on for the rest of college.
While that was a pretty awesome way to meet someone, I have another story that tops it. For those of you who’ve read Rushing Into Love, you know Ben, the freshman guy who serenades Mindy at a social event she’s hosting. What’s hotter than a guy serenading a girl as a way to introduce himself to her? I’m not sure because this actually happened to me. At a social event my sophomore year, a freshman guy sung “You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling” to me. How could I turn him down for a date after that? I couldn’t.
As you can see, I’m a big fan of making connections and having those moments that almost seem too romantic to be true. I’m the type who falls hard and fast, and sometimes I think that’s the best way to be—at least for me.
What’s your best campus crush story?

** Giveaway!! **

About the Author:

Ashelyn Drake is a New Adult and Young Adult romance author represented by Lauren Hammond of ADA Management. While it’s rare for her not to have either a book in hand or her fingers flying across a laptop, she also enjoys spending time with her family. She believes you are never too old to enjoy a good swing set and there’s never a bad time for some dark chocolate.

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  1. Thank you for being part of the blog tour and letting me share my real life campus crushes.

  2. My pleasure! I wish I had my own campus crushes.