Saturday, December 22, 2012

The Winemaker's Dinner: Entree Tour: excerpt & giveaway

The Winemaker’s Dinner: Appetizers (The Winemaker’s Dinner, #1)
Authors: Dr. Ivan Rusilko and Everly Drummond
Publisher: Omnific Publishing
Release Date: July 31, 2012
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Age Group: Adult/Erotica
The Winemaker’sDinner website | Goodreads
Purchase: Amazon | Barnes and Noble

Recently named executive chef at one of Miami Beach’s hottest restaurants, Jaden Thorne is determined to make her culinary mark and fulfill her professional dreams. When Jaden is given highly coveted tickets to the ultra-exclusive Winemaker’s Dinner, she jumps at the opportunity to meet South Florida's wealthiest and most influential food and wine enthusiasts.

Jaden’s eyes are drawn to the VIP section even before the appetizers appear, but she soon finds herself thinking less about networking and more about the intriguingly sexy stranger eying her from across the room. After dinner, what begins as a light-hearted flirtation unexpectedly catapults into a night of explosive passion. But when morning dawns, Jaden leaves her sleeping Mr. Oh So Sexy behind, sure they’ll never see each other again.

Dr. Ivan Rusilko, a handsome, young physician, boasts an extensive resume’ and a well-established position on Miami Beach’s social scene. But despite his success and glamour, he’s routinely had to suffer uninspiring dates and doomed relationships. With a romantic heart, Ivan’s not the love-‘em-and-leave-‘em type. But when he awakens to find that the girl in the red dress has done exactly that, he resolves to find her--only if it’s just to ask why she left without even a kiss goodbye. 

The Winemaker’s Dinner is a fictionalized erotic memoir inspired by the romantic triumphs and tragedies of Dr. Ivan Rusilko’s real life. Weaving fact with fantasy, authors Everly Drummond and Dr. Ivan Rusilko have gifted readers with a swoon-worthy flesh and blood romantic hero and the intoxicating bouquet only a heartfelt tale of passionate love can create.


Classic rock streamed from the docking station where Ivan had plugged in his iPhone, but he was nowhere to be seen.

Wandering from the bedroom to the living room, she detected a faint trace of cigar smoke and noticed that the balcony door was ajar. There, leaning against the rail, his muscular physique illuminated by the setting sun, was Ivan. A cigar dangled from his mouth and his hand held a glass of wine. A simple white towel was the only thing he wore, and he appeared to be deep in thought. Bare feet, bare skin, and flowing brown hair that just reached the top of the tattoo inked across his back. The sight was almost perfect. If only he’d lose the towel, she thought. This man, a man she trusted implicitly and loved with every fiber of her being, a man who loved her back just as much, was a miracle. Finding what they now shared had been a once in a lifetime chance…and they’d been lucky to find it at all.

She watched him stand in silence, enjoying the fading blues, reds, and purples that painted the warm California sky. He pulled deep on his cigar, occasionally blowing a smoke ring. She could watch him for hours and be completely content, but she couldn’t bear to waste a second of their precious time together, so Jaden cleared her throat and alerted him to her presence. When he turned and stared at her, his eyes full of love, she could tell he’d been thinking something along the same lines as she had only seconds before. As their gazes locked, she knew this was for real. Despite the distance—the thing Ivan had feared the most—they were making it work. And someday, when the time was right, they’d be able to close that distance between them.

About the authors:

Dr. Ivan Rusilko | Twitter | Facebook

Dr. Ivan Rusilko, DO, CSN, PT, is an accomplished weight loss, wellness, physical enhancement and sexual health physician in Miami, Florida. A certified sports nutritionist, champion bodybuilder, international male fitness model, and former Mr. USA 2008 & 2010, Dr. Ivan graduated from the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2010 and sits as the national media and public relations expert and spokesperson on diet, exercise and sports nutrition for the American Osteopathic Association (AOA).

Dr. Ivan has been a feature health writer and lifestyle coach for numerous magazines and online publications including The Washington Times and Quarter Life Health.

In addition to health and wellness, he has a variety of interests and activities including event coordination, photography, writing, and politics. 

With his debut novel, "The Winemaker’s Dinner: Appetizers," book one of a planned three book series due out in the summer of 2012, Dr. Rusilko is excited to offer a male voice in a predominantly female authored genre. Always one with a story to tell, he hopes to continue writing, exploring new genres and projects, as well as field future entertainment opportunities. 

He is proud to bring two of his passions, his medical wellness and sexual health background and writing together in this unique project. He hopes that the "The Winemakers Feast Trilogy" will help spark an enthusiasm and liberation among women, inspiring them to bring their sexual health into focus and achieve a better quality of life. 

Everly Drummond | Twitter | Facebook

As a student of the Centennial College Social Service Worker program, and the Trent University Biology program, Everly Drummond had a previous life in administration and transportation before launching her career as a writer. Everly's other writing projects include City of the Damned, a paranormal romance series, and Blood of the Ancients, a YA paranormal romance. All four novellas in the City of the Damned series have appeared on the bestseller list. Everly resides in Toronto, Ontario, where she is currently working on the third installment to The Winemaker’s Dinner with co-author, Ivan Rusilko.


There is a large tour giveaway. Omnific Publishing is running the giveaway and will select the winners.

(1) Kindle Fire Pre-loaded with APPETIZERS, ENTRÉE, RSVP, and NO RESERVATION
(2) Signed Print copies of APPETIZERS and ENTRÉE
(1) Signed 18X24 Poster of Dr. Ivan
(10) Signed Winemaker’s Swag Packs
(2) Miama Beach Sea Turtle Key Chains
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  1. I like having a mixture of both just because the writer has the ability to be more imaginative. Yet you should also keep in mind that the story can't be so farfetched where it is not believable at all. Hope that makes sense.

  2. I like both fact and fiction combined. The idea that a story you may have already heard might have happened altogether anthor way is very intersting.

  3. I really don't care if it's fact or fiction, as long as the story is good.

  4. I love that The Winemaker's Dinner is a fictionalized erotic memoir based on Dr. Ivan's real life and romantic trysts! As much as I enjoy fictional characters and book boyfriends, Dr. Ivan is real (and oh so gorgeous! *swoon*) and gives us hope that one day we might meet our very own Dr. Ivan! Haha, a girl can dream huh?

    I can't wait for The Winemaker's Dinner: Entrée! Love me some Ivan already please ;)

    All the best to Everly and Dr. Ivan on the release of The Winemaker's Dinner: Entrée! Thanks for the giveaway and Happy Holidays!