Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Blog Tour + Review + Excerpt + Teaser + Giveaway: Changing His Game by Megan Erickson

Title: Changing His Game
Author: Megan Erickson
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publish Date: April 28, 2015
Review Source: eARC
He controls the game, but she’s rewriting all the rules…

Marley Lake is no stranger to awkwardness, but getting caught watching a dirty GIF by the company’s hot new IT guy exceeds even her standards. That is, until she realizes he's as turned on by it as she is. But with a big promotion on the line, she refuses to let her current dry spell be her downfall. Maybe.

Austin Rivers has no business lusting after the irresistible editor of Gamers Magazine. He's a secret partner in the business—and technically Marley’s boss. One look at that GIF, though, and he’s ready to install a whole lot more than just software…as long as she never finds out who he really is.

But reality’s not as virtual as it seems, and when Austin’s identity jeopardizes Marley’s promotion, he has to change his game or risk losing the only woman with the cheat code to his heart.

So when I first saw the cover of this book it immediately caught my attention.  When I read the title I admit that I thought it had something to do with something sports related.  We as the old saying goes, don't judge a book by its cover, or in my case it's title.

So we meet Marley who is basically a work aholic.  Having kept herself from basically having a "life", she is working late yet again.  Fighting a quickly approaching time line to get a job finished her computer decides to act up, which we all know this NEVER happens.  So after calling the help desk, the IT guy shows up, but it is not the person she thought it would be.  Instead it is a good looking guy who basically causes her to become speechless and in a brain fog.  At the last minute she happens to remember what she was doing just prior to her computer locking up, and yet it is to late, the sexy IT guy got to see what it was.

Due to the accidental video that he saw, Austin finds himself drawn to a very intriguing woman.  This woman, Marley, seems to knock his perfectly organized and compartmentalized world off its axis in a short period of time, with him having very little control over it.

For this to be a book that I intially thought was going to be about something else, I found myself laughing at the quotes that were thrown around.  Marley's brother adds just the right amount of pizzazz to keep it light and humorous. The amount of sexual tension that flows between Austin and Marley keeps the heat level up a notch.  If you like stories like 50 Shades, The Stark Trilogy, or even Bared to You, then this book has the same amount of sexual desire written in to make it steamy.  So as I get asked so very often if I have a book to recommend, yes I now have a new one to throw out there.

She opened her mouth to protest…to do something because she’d forgotten she’d been perusing her Tumblr account. She rarely looked at it at work, because it was her outlet. The place to view her fantasies. She’d looked today, though, just this one time because she’d been bored and frustrated.
But she didn’t react fast enough because he clicked on her Internet tab and pulled up Tumblr. Her whole body flushed hot.
There, on the screen, taking up the whole damn thing was a porn GIF.
She’d seen it dozens of times and reblogged it dozens of times. Because it was hot. So hot.
Black and white. A woman in a black lace bra and black thong with a garter belt and thigh-highs stood in front of a mirror. Her head was thrown back, resting on the shoulder of the man behind her. He was shirtless and in a pair of suit pants. She couldn’t see the front of his pants but she liked to imagine they were unbuttoned, his arousal pressed against the woman’s crease.
His one hand was wrapped around her throat and the other dipped into the front of her thong. Over and over again, on a loop, his hand slipped beneath the lace, a teasing stroke, as the woman’s mouth opened in a silent “o.”
She loved the control the man exerted on the woman, and how she relished it. That was what Marley wanted. At the end of the day, in bed, she wanted a man to strip her of the exhausting control she needed to keep at work. She wanted someone else to make the decisions, to be responsible for her pleasure. 
Marley squeezed her legs together as sensations raced through her body. She felt an invisible hand at her throat and imagined a long finger dipping into her wetness.
She exhaled harshly. This was fifty shades of inappropriate. Would Austin report her? What had she been thinking looking at this at work?
She shifted her gaze to the side to gauge his reaction. His face was close to the screen, the movement of the GIF passing light and shadow over his face.
She was embarrassed. She was turned on. She was everything all at once. Her stomach flipped over, and she discretely rubbed her damp palms on her skirt.
She must not have been discreet because Austin’s head turned toward her, and she braced herself for the look in his eyes.
If it were possible, she would have sizzled like a well done steak under Austin’s intense stare.
She swore his nostrils flared but she quickly chastised herself because clearly she’d read too many shifter romances lately. He couldn’t…smell her arousal, could he?
She needed B.O.B.
When Austin spoke, his voice was so soft, she barely
heard it. “Do you like that?”

Megan worked as a journalist covering real-life dramas before she decided she liked writing her own endings better and switched to fiction.
She lives in Pennsylvania with her husband, two kids and two cats. When she's not tapping away on her laptop, she's probably listening to the characters in her head who won't stop talking.


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