Spotlight & Giveaway: Nuts by Alice Clayton

Posted October 19th, 2015 by in Blog, Spotlight / 75 comments

Today it is my pleasure to Welcome author Alice Clayton to HJ!


The New York Times bestselling author of Wallbanger and Rusty Nailed is back with Nuts, the first in a brand new series set in New York’s beautiful Hudson Valley.

NutsRoxie Callahan is a private chef to some of Hollywood’s wealthiest, and nastiest, calorie-counting wives. After a dairy disaster implodes her carefully crafted career in one fell ploop, she finds herself back home in upstate New York, bailing out her hippie mother and running the family diner.
When gorgeous local farmer Leo Maxwell delivers her a lovely bunch of organic walnuts, Roxie wonders if a summer back home isn’t such a bad idea after all. Leo is heavily involved in the sustainable slow food movement, and he likes to take his time. In all things. Roxie is determined to head back to the west coast as soon as summer ends, but will the pull of lazy fireflies and her very own Almanzo Wilder be enough to keep her home for good?
Salty. Spicy. Sweet. Nuts. Go on, grab a handful.

Here are Alice’s Top 5 Favorite Scenes in NUTS:

#5-The scene with the spine licking.

Not gonna lie, there’s something really exciting about the images that this brings to mind.

“I cried out when he left a trail of open mouthed kisses down the center of my back, and then licked my spine on the way back up.

#4-The scene with the Jack and Grace cameo

I couldn’t help it, I just missed these two too damn much! And Roxie is a private chef in LaLaLand afterall…it could happen.

“Jack Hamilton with an armful of Tupperware. I could sell that picture to a magazine and never have to work again.

#3-The scene with the drunk and dirty

There’s a scene towards the end of the book where Roxie has a bit too much to drink, and gets quite vocal with Leo about what she wants him to do. So vocal, and so explicit in fact, when I sent the line to Christina Lauren…they were impressed.

(You didn’t really think I’d give away the line here, did you?)

#2-The scene with the…well…you know…

Sex scenes can be challenging to write, but I always try to inject a little humor along with the steamy. This one was fun. Leo sure likes to tease☺

“See now, I’m amazed you can’t remember. Whatever made you blush that night, you sure seemed to be thinking about something fairly specific.” He dipped down, running the tip of his nose across my skin, over a valley and a couple of dells. The farmer was very much in the dell. I was panting. I very deliberately slipped my heels across his shoulders, maintaining an air not so much of nonchalance but of . . . whatever was the opposite of nonchalance. My heels and I were the epitome of chalance. “Sure, you can’t remember,” he breathed, his lips mere centimeters from the center of the entire world.
“I might . . . remember . . . something . . .” I said, feeling a rush of heat spreading through me. The only part of him touching me was his breath, and I was feeling more and more sure I could get off on air alone, providing it was Air Leo.”

#1- The scene with the NUTS

When Roxie and Leo meet for the first time, sparks fly, as well as actual nuts. I had more fun writing this scene than I’ve had in a long time. I just adore these two, and I hope you do too!

“I looked up at him through my lashes, cocked my head to the side, and let loose my own grin. “Sorry about your nuts.” Then I slowly walked towards the walk-in fridge, putting a tiny extra sway in my hips”


Thanks for blogging at HJ!

Giveaway: 2 Print copies of NUTS (The Hudson Valley Series Book 1)


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Meet the Author:

Alice ClaytonSNew York Times Best Selling author ALICE CLAYTON worked in the cosmetics industry for over a decade before picking up a pen (read: laptop).

She enjoys gardening but not weeding, baking but not cleaning up, and has finally convinced her long-time boyfriend to marry her.

Now, about that Bernese Mountain dog.





75 Responses to “Spotlight & Giveaway: Nuts by Alice Clayton”

  1. rachbrown2015

    I loved the excerpts! I haven’t read any books by Alice Clayton yet, but I hope to change that because everyone loves her books.

  2. Jenny Dauksa Schaber

    Made me smile, was hot, and I want more. Thanks for the post as well as the giveaway!

  3. noraadrienne

    This will definitely be a gift for my Southern Belle Daughter in Law. She has my #2 son working 3 jobs. One of them being shifts on the ambulance for a local hospital. So while he’s sleeping on the bus waiting for emergency calls she can read the book and dream about what she’s missing. LOL

  4. Charlene E

    I really enjoy humor in my romances and Alice Clayton does that really well. Looking forward to reading this one!

  5. Marcy Meyer

    I am a big fan of Alice Clayton! Love the humor in her books. I can’t wait to read this, especially after reading the excerpts!

  6. Joye

    Thanks for the heads up about this book. It sounds really good and I have added it to my TBR list.

  7. sylve t.

    looks like a great read! definitely my type of read. Thank you for the giveaway and the chance to Win!

  8. Christy

    I love that she described it as spicy and sweet–the perfect combination in my opinion! Also, the kisses along the spine…

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