Friday, December 5, 2014

Ben - a sexy contemporary romance - First chapter



http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00PEQCHQK

Excerpt from the book:
Two young doctors breezed through the waiting room like rising stars from the Screen Actors Guild. Both of them were tall, with smartly-styled dark hair and traditional white coats. One of them was passably attractive and the other, indecently good-looking. Neither a day over thirty. Men like that turn girls’ heads, thought the man sitting near the door, as a dozen people looked up from their battered copies of Hello magazine. Curiosity piqued inside him as the pair went by, capturing hearts like some people pick up fleas. Women love men like that. He glanced jealously at the girl sitting next to him, to see if she was doing a double take instead of reading her magazine like he had told her to.
And yes, she was looking, like everyone else.
“Layla!” he scolded. “Mind your own business, not theirs.”
But her gaze followed the doctors and her head turned as she tuned in to what they were saying. He couldn’t slap her – not here with all these other people watching. “Layla!”
Dr Better-than-Average was showing Dr Male Model the layout of the reception area. He seemed to be showing him the ropes – pointing out features of special interest like the new computer and the receptionist who would bring you a coffee if you asked her nicely.
“As you can see, it’s a full house here on a Monday,” said Better-than-Average, waving a smooth hand in the direction of the waiting room – which was packed with people, young and old, nursing all kinds of injuries and ailments. “It’s important to buy into our general rule that consultations should take about seven minutes.”
Dr Male Model must be the new boy, because he looked up and said, “Seven minutes?”
Ah, an idealist, maybe? A man with a conscience, wanting to do his best and give a bit more? Never mind, Doctor, you’ll soon be cured of that, working here.
“A great deal can be achieved in seven minutes,” said Better-than-Average, handing his new colleague a patient’s file. “I find it adequate in most cases. Of course, you can take a little more if you need to make a referral to a specialist, and a little less if you get something easy. Chicken pox, for example, can often be diagnosed before the patient’s bottom lands in the seat.”
He spoke in a loud confident voice and didn’t seem to care that he was breaking some illusions.
“Hear that?” whispered the man to the girl. “Seven minutes. That’s all you’ll get with him, if you’re lucky. So don’t mess it up. Understand?”
And the girl nodded. And then she looked again at the young doctor – the new boy, with the smart dark hair and the promise of a kind heart – and her face changed. She put a hand over her eyes like she wanted to run and hide.
“Can’t do it,” she said. “Don’t make me.”
And then she got up and tried to head for the door.
“Come here!” said the man, grasping her skinny arm and trying to make her sit down again. But she twisted and squirmed until she was free, and darted out of the door and into the street.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Ben by Cody Young



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Ben by Cody Young

Ben

by Cody Young


Giveaway ends December 10, 2014.

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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

FREE romance book

Free romance book
Ben is going free on November 13 - 16 (from midnight Pacific Standard Time) 
Here's the blurb: 
 On his first day at work in a London medical centre, a young doctor meets a girl in trouble. Yes, it’s forbidden to get involved but there’s something about her and he needs to know more. She’s from a notorious part of town called the Rookeries, where life is a dangerous roller-coaster of highs and lows. Ben’s not the sort of man who can enter that world. Loving Layla makes it even harder. It’s a choice, and this time he’s got to get it right…

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00PEQCHQK

The hero - BEN - was the student doctor in Becky's Boyfriend. In 'Ben' we meet him again - in his first job as a fully qualified doctor. Hope you enjoy it.



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Becky's Boyfriend by Cody Young

Becky's Boyfriend

by Cody Young


Giveaway ends December 04, 2014.

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Saturday, September 20, 2014

Doctor in love

With Becky's Boyfriend selling more rapidly than any of my other books - I am under pressure to write Ben's story. Ben is the student doctor who appears in Becky's Boyfriend who "looks like he belongs in an effing perfume commercial". Without giving away TOO much of the plot of Becky's Boyfriend - Ben really needs a love story ALL OF HIS OWN. For that reason - I am 35,000 words into a new book - all about Ben. He's five years older than he was in Becky's story. He's twenty-eight and he's sexier, moodier and funnier than ever before. This is one of the images shortlisted for the cover art:


I will be keeping you posted with updates about the cover, the blurb and the release date soon.
Johnny's Bride is not too far away either...

Friday, August 29, 2014

Ebooksoda - worth a try!

After almost a year away from writing and promoting books, I am back. Writing every day, promoting every day. With my new release, Becky's Boyfriend, I was determined to try some NEW strategies to increase the visibility of my books and for that reason I have been looking into the best sites to get my book 'discovered'. Many of the sites require a certain number of reviews before they will list your book, and for that reason, my first port of call was eBookSoda - a new readers' site where they'll send you ebook recommendations tailored to your taste. They will consider new releases, but books with good reviews are more likely to be accepted. I was delighted when they accepted Johnny Doesn't Drink Champagne (which already has 50 reviews) for their newsletter and will definitely be asking them to take 'Becky's Boyfriend'

Johnny Doesn't Drink Champagne is being featured on eBookSoda on Saturday August 30th 2014. Yay! Find them at www.ebooksoda.com.

Anyway, back to Becky's Boyfriend. At the time of its release it had no reviews (I hadn't remembered to do advanced reader copies of this one - it went to kindle first, and is now in print, and will soon be available as an audiobook, fingers crossed) so I let it go free in its first week of release and contacted all the usual sites that pick up the free books. I contact THIRTY sites and these were the ones that picked it up - thank you, thank you, thank you. I got two thousand downloads, and a five star review.

Ignite your book
Ebooklister.net
ereaderlove
List my ebook
Digital Book Today (had to pay 15 dollars)
Ebook Bargains UK (had to pay 5 pounds)
Snickslist
Addicted to Ebooks
And GoodKindles

I also posted to these FB pages: Author Expo, Indie Kindle and Books gone Viral
There are many others, but I am very bad at Facebook. I listed a Goodreads Giveaway for Becky's Boyfriend and details of that are here.

This morning I was delighted to find that Becky's Boyfriend is outselling all my other books. Many thanks to my wonderful readers. For people waiting for Johnny's Bride - it's next.



Thursday, August 28, 2014

Giveaway: Becky's Boyfriend



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Becky's Boyfriend by Cody Young

Becky's Boyfriend

by Cody Young


Giveaway ends September 30, 2014.

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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

First Kiss - Becky's Boyfriend by Cody Young




‘You okay?’ he asked her.
She nodded. ‘Just worried about getting back.’ It was late. Her father’s meeting would be sure to end before quarter to ten.
Martin seemed to understand that it was very important not to be late. They walked back towards her house and silence fell over them. There didn’t seem to be a safe or suitable topic of conversation. Becky felt more than nervous. Somehow she didn’t really believe he’d do as he had promised yesterday. The mood was all wrong now. He was walking quite fast, and looking straight ahead. She couldn’t read his face; his expression was preoccupied and serious.
When they reached the high walls that surrounded her house she was sure he would turn on his heel and go. She didn’t know if it was something she’d done that was wrong. Or something she did not do. He said nothing. Gave her no clue.
He pushed open the gate for her, and followed her up the gravel drive. The sound of their feet crunched as they walked up to the house in total silence. There was a street lamp right nearby, and its light fell on the steps that led up into the shadows of the porch.
He was still beside her. They reached the front door. She hoped she wasn’t shaking when he turned to her to say goodbye.
‘No more waiting,’ he said softly, and he put his hand on her waist to pull her close to him. He seemed huge standing there in the dark in his denim jacket. He was so close she could feel the warmth of his breath on her face. She was afraid to look up at him, uncertain what she was supposed to do next.
He wasn’t. He knew exactly what to do.
She would always remember what came after: his hands in her hair, his mouth on hers, the taste of happiness and soon, the tug of real desire. His mouth was warm, and his tongue was almost aggressive, but he melted her inhibitions like ice-cream in the heat of the sun. She put her arms up around his neck and pressed her slim body against him. She wasn’t sure she was doing it right but when she heard him make a soft appreciative sound she thought she must be doing okay. She didn’t know how long they stood there, it seemed like only a few moments and it seemed like a very long time. She would have liked to stay there in the porch, kissing him forever, but she knew they had to stop. There was the ever-present danger of her father coming home.
When they drew apart Martin looked very pleased and happy. ‘I knew we’d be great together,’ he said, and he smiled down at her. ‘I knew we would be. When can I see you again, Becky? Do we really have to wait until next Thursday?’
‘It’s the only night he goes out.’
‘It’s a long time,’ he said.
‘Yes, I know.’ She wished the elated happiness of the moment didn’t have to end either.
‘One more kiss, then.’ He leaned down and kissed her again, flooding her with sensations that were much stronger than the fear of getting caught, until that fear reminded her what that would mean.
‘Martin, it’s getting late.’
‘Okay, okay. Thursday,’ he said, and started back down the gravel path, ‘Thursday’s mine,’ he called out and waved as he went to let himself out through the gate. It was the clang of the iron gate that made Becky’s father look up. He had just parked his car on the other side of the road, deciding it would be quicker in the morning if he didn’t have to fuss with gates and garage doors. He couldn’t be absolutely sure that the man in the denim jacket had just left his house, but the sound of the gate was very, very familiar. He watched Martin walking quickly along the street and all sorts of concerns and alarms came into his mind. Rebecca, Rebecca, Rebecca. No one was allowed near his Rebecca.