Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Blurb Blitz for Formula For Love by Viki Lyn (GIVEAWAY)

Join me in a blast from the past with the sensual and carefree Formula For Love by Viki Lyn, a wild ride of a romance set in the sixties.  Keep reading to get a glimpse of this unique read and then leave a comment stating your favorite song from the sixties for the chance to win a $15 Amazon GC!

Kenneth Hailey, an uptight conservative mathematician, believes he's in control. After all, every problem can be solved in a deliberate and logical manner. Even love. When his fiancée dumps him for his best friend, he leaves Manhattan for the West Coast. What better place to forget his past. It's 1967, and San Francisco is the place to turn on, tune in, and drop out.
But is he ready for Rose Red?
Rose Red, a free-spirited flower child, challenges Kenneth, thrusting him into her world of love-ins, protest rallies, and rock concerts. Kenneth finds himself falling down a rabbit hole, hanging on for dear life.
Old habits die hard, and he retreats, but Rose Red has other plans for him.


The garish two-story Victorian stood majestically like a silent film queen that had seen better days. Chipped paint complemented the sagging porch. The porch creaked under Kenneth’s weight, and he sank down on a ratty sofa. A spring bit into his backside, and he scooted to the edge of the cushioned seat.
Rose stood by the front door, making a striking contrast to the purple walls and pink trim. A row of faceted crystals hung in the bay window, casting rainbows across her face. In the driveway sat a bus, wildly painted with flowers, paisley shapes, and peace signs in neon green, yellow, and red. On the side of the bus, in rounded letters, was the name Magic Fantastic Carnival.
Kenneth eyed the bus warily, and then turned his attention to the front door. “I should go.”
Rose sat on the armrest and slid his glasses off. Their gazes locked.
Rose’s lashes flashed in the sunlight as she leaned toward him. “Oh, my, so blue,” she whispered as her mouth parted.
The smell of musk wafted from Rose’s blouse. Kenneth’s breath hitched and he clutched the seat cushion. She was going to kiss him, and he wanted that kiss. When her hand lit on his shoulder, a thrill rippled through him. All rational thought skipped his mind. But he didn’t care, because for one moment he could be someone other than straight, uptight Kenneth Hailey.
Rose’s lower lip was slightly plump and her upper lip met it in a perfect bow. He’d kiss her there first and then bring her taste inside of him. Kissing Rose would be nothing like kissing Priscilla. His ex-girlfriend kissed with precision, and their lovemaking followed a set routine. He’d bet Rose loved with abandon, not afraid to get messy.
Kenneth touched her cheek, but before he could seize the moment, Rose sat back and broke the spell.



There’s nothing better than reading a good book over an espresso, watching a movie, trying out a new restaurant with close friends or laughing hysterically with my sisters. Some of my favorite movies reveal the truth, that I am a sentimental girl at heart: When Harry Met Sally, Something's Gotta Give, Latter Days, Lord of the Rings, Sense and Sensibility and North and South (the BBC series).
What inspires me - the reality that romance between lovers is a hope more than a guarantee. My stories are an eclectic mix of contemporary and paranormal, but it is always romance that drives the story to its final happily-ever-after.



Viki will be awarding $15 Amazon GC to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour.

-Winners will be chosen randomly from all comments made throughout the tour, so the more you comment the greater your chances of winning.  A list of all participating blogs can be found here.
-Giveaway ends at 11:59 PM CST on 6/13!


  1. Good morning - and thanks for hosting my second book FFL. This is a m/f romance - and Ken is taken on one wild ride when he meets Rose. I love how much she exasperates him with her breezy lifestyle, and yet, how she transforms his world as well. I will pop in later to answer questions. All have a great day!

    1. Thank YOU for stopping by! I love the sound of this book and its unique setting. Not many books are set during this conflicted time period.

      The Scarf Princess

      Oh, my answer for the question is Crazy by Patsy Cline! Such a hypnotic voice!

  2. Piece of my Heart by Janice Joplin.


  3. Hi All, Love all your comments! My favorite song from the sixties - has to be any Beatles tune - :)

  4. Don't have a fav 60's song

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  5. This sounds like an interesting read. Thanks for sharing brown_angel 123at) yahoodot) com

  6. If we are talking 60's I have to say The Beatles too. Was Cliff Richards still around?


  7. Great post! I've gotta be honest, I wasn't born until 85, so I couldn't pick a 60's song! lol Donna @BookPforLife

  8. I like quite a few songs with the Beatles, Four Seasons, Three Dog Night etc. One by Three Dog Night is one of my very favorite songs.
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  9. So many great songs, today I'll say The Boat That I Row by Lulu.
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