Tuesday, February 14, 2023

Spotlight and Giveaway: Take the Lead

Happy Valentine's Day! Today we are featuring a special edition of Alexis Daria's debut novel, Take the Lead, which is available for the first time in print. Thanks to St. Martin's Press, we have one copy to give away!

Gina Morales wants to make it big. In her four seasons on The Dance Off, she’s never even made it to the finals. But her latest partner, the sexy star of an Alaskan wilderness show, could be her chance. Who knew the strong, silent, survivalist-type had moves like that? She thinks Stone Nielson is her ticket to win it all—until her producer makes it clear they’re being set up for a showmance.

Joining a celebrity dance competition is the last thing Stone wants. However, he’ll endure anything to help his family, even as he fears revealing their secrets. While the fast pace of Los Angeles makes him long for the peace and privacy of home, he can’t hide his growing attraction for his dance partner. Neither wants to fake a romance for the cameras, but the explosive chemistry that flares between them is undeniable.

As Stone and Gina heat up the dance floor, the tabloids catch on to their developing romance. With the spotlight threatening to ruin everything, will they choose fame and fortune, or let love take the lead?

"Believable, emotional, and hot—everything you want from a story about dance partners!"
 —Jasmine Guillory, New York Times bestselling author

“Stone and Gina’s chemistry leaps off the pages in a story filled with grit, humor, passion, and heart. A must-read!”
—Mia Sosa, USA Today bestselling author of The Worst Best Man

"Take the Lead is everything I look for in a romance—lovable and layered characters, sizzling chemistry, and a charming and authentic voice."
—Sonali Dev, author of A Bollywood Affair

Alexis Daria is the award-winning and international bestselling author of You Had Me at Hola, A Lot Like Adiós, What the Hex, and more. Her books have been featured on several “Best of” lists from outlets like Oprah Magazine, Entertainment Weekly, NPR, Buzzfeed, and Washington Post, and have received starred reviews from trade publications like Publishers Weekly, Kirkus Reviews, and Library Journal. A former visual artist, Alexis is a lifelong New Yorker who loves Broadway musicals and pizza. 

Visit Alexis at her website and on Instagram.

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Giveaway ends February 20th at midnight EST.

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Rita Wray said...

I haven't danced since my son's wedding.

Lindsey said...

I would like to see more former actors from The Office on DWTS, like Jenna Fisher and Angela Kinsey.

dstoutholcomb said...

Haven't danced out in years.

Can't think of anyone for DWTS at the moment.

satkins said...

I have not been dancing in about 10 years

Mary Preston said...

I do not dance.

Marta Suárez Mazaira said...

Haven't gone out to dance in ages

Mary C said...

Danced at nephew's wedding three years ago.

Annmarie Weeks said...

I'd love to see any of the FRIENDS on DWTS, especially Lisa Kudrow!

bn100 said...


Xia Lee said...

Not a dancer

Lelandlee said...

Years ago

Jess R said...

Oh my gosh...it's been years!

Shawna G said...

I'm a terrible dancer....the only time I dance is in my kitchen! lol