Thursday, September 12, 2019

The Perfect Lap by Sedona Hutton

This post is part of a virtual book tour organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. One randomly chosen winner via rafflecopter will win a $50 Amazon/ gift card. Click on the tour banner to see the other stops on the tour.

Welcome to It's Raining Books. If you could have one paranormal ability, what would it be?

Telepathy, mostly so I could communicate with my animals.

What is one thing your readers would be most surprised to learn about you?

I studied at the Chopra Center and I’m a certified Chopra Center Primordial Sound Meditation instructor!

When writing descriptions of your hero/ine, what feature do you start with?

Personality. If I develop who he or she is on the inside and how they relate to others, it’s easier for me to envision what he/she looks like.

Are you a plotter or a pantser?

I’m a combination. I start with deep characterization and then create the plot. I outline for the first part of my story. I don’t usually outline the last half because my plot evolves as my characters evolve.

Did you learn anything from writing this book? If so, what?

I learn with each book that I write. Because I incorporate new age/spiritual topics into my stories, I research these thoroughly before including them, even if they are topics that I think I know inside and out. Through this research, I always find something new whether it’s a different perspective or a new twist on an age-old concept. I love learning and I truly enjoy this part of my writing process.

In The Perfect Lap, I researched new age and no drama parenting and learned new techniques that I included in the story.

His job is to drive fast. Hers is to put the brakes on him. When sparks fly, will love cross the finish line?

AJ Ryan is a publicity nightmare. After a questionable photo surfaces and his biggest sponsor threatens to pull out, the NASCAR champion admits it might be time to hit the brakes. Thankfully, his new no-nonsense image consultant knows just where to start… too bad she revs his engine so loudly he can barely think straight.

Ella Fisher’s career is a welcome distraction from her poor taste in men. Fresh off another easily avoidable heartbreak, rehabbing AJ’s career is just the diversion she needs. But when the pulse-pounding client actually listens to her advice, Ella wonders if there’s more to the man behind the hot mess.

When Ella is granted guardianship of three boisterous children under the misconception that she and AJ are a couple, AJ surprises her by going along with the charade. Before long they find themselves in a make-shift family that feels more real than pretend.

As their professional relationship takes a hard turn for the personal, a single overheard conversation could make it all go up in flames. Will Ella and AJ’s romance hit the wall, or will love take the checkered flag?

The Perfect Lap is the second standalone novel in the Racing Hearts of Serenity romance series. If you like bad boys with a heart of gold, strong women, and love stories with a new age twist, then you’ll adore Sedona Hutton’s fun, sexy tale.

Read an Excerpt:

“You’re too hard on yourself, darlin’,” he said. “You’re the most focused, persistent woman I’ve ever met.” He lifted her chin and gazed into her eyes. His eyes were a deep, soulful blue and as he intimately held her gaze, it reminded her of their first meeting and their instant, almost spiritual connection. “You’re kind, compassionate, caring.” His voice was so low that it was more like a whisper fluttering against her cheek. “The kids need that.”

She’d barely processed his sweet words when he leaned in.

He was going to kiss her! Holding her breath, she told herself to step back. It wasn’t appropriate—they were working together, he wasn’t her type, she was on a man-ban. The reasons to stop him were endless.

But as he continued to move toward her, she couldn’t. He grazed his lips overs hers in a tortoise-like motion as if testing the waters. His lips were warm and moist and her body pulsed and sparked as they generated heat hotter than hell and half of Georgia.

He drew back and held her gaze, presumably giving her one last chance to move away.

But she couldn’t. His consoling words had comforted her, his embraced had warmed her, and his kiss had left her wanting so much more.

As she acquiesced, the world around them transformed into a magical wonderland. The moon’s light softened and the stars appeared so close that she could reach out and touch them. Light glittered across the dark water like pixie dust and her belly fluttered as if it had been brushed by fairy wings.

About the Author:
Author Sedona Hutton finds inspiration in the beautiful Smoky Mountains of Tennessee, where she lives with her husband and curly-coated retriever. In addition to writing, she’s a Reiki Master and a certified Chopra Center Meditation instructor. She enjoys reading, yoga, gardening, and experiencing the great outdoors on boats, motorcycles, and Jeeps. Sedona pens a “Peace, Love, & Joy” blog on her website. Visit her at, Twitter @SedonaHutton, Facebook @SedonaHuttonAuthor, and Instagram @SedonaHutton.

Sedona’s debut novel, Cloud Whispers, was a Finalist in the 2018 Readers’ Favorite Contest, an Official Selection in the 2018 Summer eBook Awards for New Apple Literary, and Shortlisted for the Books Go Social Best Book of 2018.

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    1. Thanks so much, Victoria. The Perfect Lap is on sale today for $.99 if you're interested. :) Sedona

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    1. Hi Rita - Thanks for stopping by the tour. The Perfect Lap is on sale today for $.99 if you're interested. Have a wonderful evening! :) Sedona

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    1. Hi Bridgett - Thanks so much. The cover was created by Hell Yes Design and I think they did a great job! FYI, The Perfect Lap is on sale today for $.99! Have a blessed evening - :) Sedona

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    1. Hi Kim - Thank you! I appreciate you stopping by the tour. Have a wonderful weekend - :) Sedona

  5. A big thanks to It's Raining Books for hosting this tour! :) Sedona

  6. Hello everyone – I have a Countdown Deal going on now for The Perfect Lap. It’s on sale for $.99 TODAY, and will be on sale for the next several days with the price increasing daily until it returns to $4.99 on 9/18. Enjoy and I hope everyone is having an amazing week! 😊 Sedona

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    1. Hi Mary - Thanks so much! I love the title of this story, both for the play on “perfect” and “lap.” I wanted a title that alluded to racing and also represented a key theme in the story, and I found both with the title, The Perfect Lap. In the story, there’s an underlying theme around perfection. Ella’s parents demanded excellence and at the beginning of the story, Ella is a perfectionist. After fostering three kids whose lives are far from perfect and spending time with AJ, Ella comes to understand that perfection is overrated. There’s a touching scene where the kids ask AJ how he achieves perfection to win races. AJ gives them examples to show he’s far from perfect. He shares that you don’t need to be perfect to be successful, you need to consistently do your best. Thanks for stopping by the tour. Happy Friday! :) Sedona

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    1. Thanks, Trainer! I'm glad you stopped by the tour. I hope you have a wonderful weekend - Sedona

  9. Now there is an inviting title and cover, who wouldn't want the perfect lap, I know I do!

    1. Hi Rose-Marie - Thanks for the compliment, and YES, I think we all want the perfect lap! Hope you have a great weekend! :) Sedona

  10. thank you for sharing, this sounds wonderful

    1. Hi Marisela - Thanks for the compliment and I appreciate you stopping by the tour. Happy Friday - Sedona

  11. Thank you so much for offering these titles for sale on Amazon. I was finally able to purchase both books and am looking forward to reading soon. Are there any more stories planned for the series?


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