Saturday, February 11, 2012

WITH LOVE Valentine's Day Blog Hop

**ATTN: THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CONCLUDED**

First off, I'd just like to say that I have thoroughly enjoyed reading all of your fantasy Valentine's Day comments! Thank so much for stopping by and sharing!! And now, back to the winner of the giveaway:
 
 

AND THE WINNER IS:

STACIE --  geishasmom73 AT yahoo DOT com 

CONGRATULATIONS, STACIE!!




REMINDER:
DON'T FORGET TO LEAVE YOUR EMAIL ADDY
IN THE COMMENTS SECTION
SO, IF YOU WIN, I CAN SEND YOU YOUR GC!!biggrin

Happy Valentine's To You!

Yes, I know, as of this posting, we're still a few days away from the big V-Day, but for me, as a dyed-in-the-wool romantic, every day can be Valentine's Day!

So, I thought I'd give you a little taste of my newest novella, a Valentine to all the lonely, messed up people in the world who are hoping to find their soul mates, but so often end up with lemons instead. It's entitled, A Stranger's Kiss and is the story of how a passionate one-night stand turns into a forever love. It will be available on Amazon Kindle for FREE on Feb 13, Valentine's Day, and Feb 15, so don't miss out!!



Here's an excerpt:


CHAPTER ONE
The Saint Valentine’s Day Massacre

The muffled bu-bump of what sounded like a door shutting jolted Karen from the black void of sleep and her eyes snapped open. For several seconds confusion reigned until her mind registered the familiar: the white wicker chair with pink and aqua floral print cushion in the corner, her latest bargain bookstore purchases stacked on the floor next to it, her stuffed-full-with-clothes-and-shoes closet with its door swung wide.

She blinked several times and rolled onto her back allowing her head to continue the arc all the way through, hoping the light streaming through the old-fashioned sheers on her window would wake her more fully. Her brain sloshed in her cranium and the dull ache spiked into a sharp throbbing pain. As she winced, her gaze fell to the pillow next to hers and landed on an unexpected dent, the exact shape and size of another’s head. In spite of her pounding brain, she jackknifed into a sitting position and the chill air of the room pebbled her naked flesh. Her heart thudded against her ribs as trepidation snaked through her body and mind. “Whose head? How? When?”

* * *

David scraped his hand over the right side of his face and jaw, massaging the tense, sore muscles underneath his stubbled skin. At the same time, he turned the steering wheel and made the right turn onto the residential street that housed the townhouse he’d just fled from in agitation and shame. His eyes were dry from lack of sleep and lack of non-alcoholic liquid nourishment. He’d awakened in a stranger’s bed, the reminder that they’d done more than sleep hanging damp and limp from the end of his spent dick. He’d had sex with a stranger. His stomach churned in revolt. He still couldn’t believe it. An ache of despair formed in his chest. His wife was probably rolling in her grave.
* * *

All right, now for your chance to win!


This week, I'm giving away a $25 Amazon Gift Card.

To be entered into my giveaway, simply share YOUR favorite Valentine's Day Fantasy (as we all know, girls, fantasies aren't always about the boudoir: some involve material possessions and some involve the simplest [which can sometimes be the most complex] expressions of love and affection.) Anyway, just leave a comment, along with your email address. The winner of my giveaway will be chosen via random.org and announced right here on the 15th!!


BONNE CHANCE, EVERYONE!

CLICK ON IMAGE TO BE DIRECTED BACK TO THE LIST OF OTHER LINKS ON THE TOUR

biggrinbiggrinbiggrinbiggrinbiggrin

66 comments:

  1. My Valentine's Day fantasy?
    Pretty simple - significant other gives you flowers & some little gift & takes you out to dinner. Compliments, kisses & hugs (& all that follows)...

    Thanks for your GC contest/giveaway.

    Lea Ellen {night owl in IL}
    borg_66@hotmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  2. My Valentine's Day fantasy would start off with a game of spin the bottle and then go from there. When I was younger, I would go to parties and play spin the bottle. In case you don't know what this is, I will tell you. You spin the bottle and whoever it points to you have to kiss. I would love to do this again. Only this time I get to choose the participants first, to my liking. OK. This is only a fantasy. Happy Valentine's Day Everyone!

    ReplyDelete
  3. A house cleaned by someone else and a heart shaped red velvet cake (with extra thick frosting, of course).

    kristad324{ AT }gmail{ DOT }com

    ReplyDelete
  4. I'm going with total fantasy all the way here. :)
    To make love in the middle of a field if Heather with a gorgeous, brawny Highlander. ..sigh... Thanks for the giveaway opportunity.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

    ReplyDelete
  5. A Stranger's Kiss looks great.

    A quiet dinner with my husband:) I'm getting my wish tonight. The kids are staying at my mom's.

    Happy Heart Day.

    Thanks!

    ellajade818 at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  6. As a SAHM, my real fantasy right now is a long, uninterrupted nap. And a dozen cupcakes in a dozen flavors. :)


    Thanks for doing this giveaway!
    SavannaB @ chasingmybees .com

    ReplyDelete
  7. A stress free day with my hubby which mean the kids go to a baby sitter :) Thanks for the chance to win!
    brandon_savannah@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  8. Hope you have a naughty Valentine's Day.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Dinner and conversation with a hunky, gorgeous man. Then later, we go to a luxury hotel and spend the night NOT talking. LOL. (leaving the details out so your imagination can run wild)
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    mary.abshire@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  10. I get to relive my favourite Valentines Day every year. Spending time with my hubby and kids together. It may not be much to some but it's everything to me!

    Thank you

    baberthefirst@hotmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  11. I will steal my favorite fantasy from the movie Sweet Home Alabama. Being taken to Tiffany's and told to choose whatever I want. That would be a fantasy! LOL

    Thanks so much for the giveaway!

    geishasmom73 AT yahoo DOT com

    ReplyDelete
  12. My fantasy Valentine's Day involves my Muse/boyfriend and Vegas. Can't say more than that since what happens in Vegas...

    Tammy
    dochappycamper@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  13. Mine would be going to Disney world and just having fun and eating whatever we want. Happy Valentine's Day!Than you for the giveaways.
    Sue B
    katsrus(at)gmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  14. My fantasy Valentine's day would be a breakfast on a beach in Kauaii with my wonderfuly hubby...of course we would be drinking REAL Kona coffee!!!!

    books4me67 at ymail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  15. My fantasy would be to be on a around the world cruise with DH. I love cruises.
    Happy V Day!
    mcv111 at hotmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  16. Mine would be someone coming in to watch my kids (single parent!) and a change to go mingle for the night somewhere. :-)

    EllieWrites2 AT Gmail DOT com

    ReplyDelete
  17. Oh I agree with Stacie, and would love to be told I could chose whatever I want in Tiffany's.

    Although my favorite fantasy involves a hunk of a man and getting a romantic winter wedding :)

    Marin Garde
    [gardemarin(at)gmx DOT de]

    ReplyDelete
  18. Hmm...my fantasy Valentine's Day

    Having all the my dream hunkies at my beck and call...whether a massage,gifts, food or s..x.. *__* TMI

    monica
    moniqee @ hotmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  19. My fantasy... a quiet getaway weekend with hubby at a resort in the mountains of Vermont.

    Have a wonderful Valentine's Day!

    C.L. Miles
    clmiles111@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  20. My Valentine's Day fantasy would be someone babysitting the furkids (we have 4 special needs dogs) so my husband and I could go away for the weekend...somewhere with a hot tub! :-)

    ~Danny
    dcjuris at stny dot rr dot com (dcjuris@stny.rr.com)

    ReplyDelete
  21. My favorite Velentine's fantasy date would be to fly to Hawaii and have my Boyfriend set up a romantic candlelit dinner for me on a private beach

    catherine0807 at hotmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  22. Moonlight dinner with a bonfire on a beach, cuddling with my honey...

    shadowestr@aol.com

    ReplyDelete
  23. Happy Valentine's Day. Thanks for the giveaway.

    kareninnc at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  24. Hi K.E. - Great site!! Thanks for the opportunity of winning in your Blog Hop drawing.
    Happy Valentine's Day...and wishing many more successes!

    kaydeeroyal at msn dot com

    ReplyDelete
  25. Happy Valentine's Day. Please enter me into your contest

    yinyang1062(at) yahoo(dot)com

    thanks

    ReplyDelete
  26. My Valentine's fantasy?
    See the fairies from A Midsummer Night's Dream invade our world for one day and spread the love potion. That would be fan to witness :D

    Joan
    0401romance(at)gmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  27. Happy Valentines Day & Thanks for the giveaway! my fantasy night would include some leather, lace, and toys ;)

    stardf (AT) gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  28. Flying away on a romantic holiday, would be my fantasie, Hawaii sounds good as a destination, but really anywhere warm with a beach would do :)
    Happy Valentine’s Day
    Thank you for the giveaway!

    Lyra L
    lyra DOT lucky7 ATgmailDotcom

    ReplyDelete
  29. For once I'm just hoping my hubby would take the reins and actually plan something instead of me doing everything!!

    celjla212 at aol dot com

    ReplyDelete
  30. A night in a whirlpool suite with strawberries and champagne sounds freaking awesome. Thanks for the giveaway and Happy Valentine's Day.
    kaylyndavis1986@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  31. My fantasy? A romantic evening at home, including a Dishes Fairy, chocolate, finger food and a bed.

    ashley.vanburen[at]gmail[dot]com

    ReplyDelete
  32. Valentine's Day fantasy?
    Meeting Sam from Patricia Briggs' Mercy Thompson series ;)
    Thank you for your giveaway and for participating in the hop ^-^y
    Happy Valentine’s Day
    Emiliana25
    Emiliana25(at) web [dot] de

    ReplyDelete
  33. A date in Paris. And a hot kiss on the of the Eiffel Tower. A girl can dream :)

    cayce006 at yahoo dot com

    Happy V-Day!

    ReplyDelete
  34. A cottage on the beach, just my hubby and I. A private chef preparing our favorite foods, with champagne and strawberries for dessert. Walking hand in hand on the beach, skinny dipping in the waves, then back to the cottage to make love on a soft down mattress. Then to wake up the next morning to breakfast in bed prepared by my hubby. Sounds pretty cliched and just about perfect.

    Caity_mack at yahoo dot com

    ReplyDelete
  35. Just being with my hubby is all I need. Happy Valentines Day! Thank you for the blog hop giveaway! angadair@nwcable.net

    ReplyDelete
  36. I love stories based around holidays! I'll have to remember to download and read it since I'll be holed up in my bed on V-day recovering from surgery!:-( Thanks for the giveaway!!!!

    mmbrack AT earthlink DOT net

    ReplyDelete
  37. Mine consists of a quiet nite with some fun new toys, lacey undergarments and some massage oil. hehehe
    zenfoxflowerATyahooDOTcom

    ReplyDelete
  38. I'd love for my husband to take me to a hotel room and ravish me royally. hehe

    author_shannon_leigh at hotmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  39. OMG I am with Shannon...No kids just lots of love...

    Mary
    mary_reiss @ hotmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  40. Happy Valentine’s Day!
    I love these hops. What a great way to discover new authors/blogs and visit with old friends.
    Thanks for being part of the hop and for the chance to win such a fantastic prize! <^_^>
    reneebennett35(at)yahoo(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  41. It would be to go back to Colorado with my husband and stay in the hotel we had on our Honeymoon. We both want to go but it can't happen right now. It might happen on our anniversary though :0)

    junerlisle at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  42. My fantasy right now is to win HGTV Dream House and move to Utah with my daughter and grandsons. Not romantic I know but that IS my fantasy.

    ReplyDelete
  43. I would love to just spend the night cuddling... and a big old diamond! LOL, really I would be fine with the cuddling!
    OceanAkers@aol.com

    ReplyDelete
  44. My fantasy would be an intimate candle lit dinner for two with soft music, a sexy guy, and in a castle. Lots of finger foods to feed each other. Really though, I would just be happy with the sexy guy, lol.
    June
    manning_J2004 at yahoo dot com

    ReplyDelete
  45. My Valentine's Day fantasy is getting to spend the whole day with my honey, just cuddling, watching movies and eating chocolate together :)
    Ashley A
    ash_app@hotmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  46. is this my literary fantasy? I hope so...I would love to have Barrons for a night, or he have me ;) I love a man with an inner beast like that. And there must be growling...lots of growling sstogner1 at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  47. My fantasy, a cabin in the woods, a fireplace, enjoying some time with my husband away from everything.

    Jean
    skpetal at hotmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  48. A heart shaped red velvet cake, which I don't have to make and a romantic dinner.
    Happy Valentine’s Day!!!

    Emma
    E_l37(at) gmx {dot} de

    ReplyDelete
  49. A Valentine's cruise is my fantasy with someone tall, dark and handsome. (Maybe not a cruise of the coast of Italy....)

    acm05atjuno.com

    ReplyDelete
  50. A candelight dinner with my current person of interest :P
    Happy Valentine’s Day ^_~

    Anzu
    AnzumerlinATmailDOTru

    ReplyDelete
  51. A week in Hawaii, on the beach with a tall, foreign, sexy man!
    proudarmymom32@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  52. My fantasy would vary, but it always start out with a little sweetness and ends with a whole lot of spice!

    jslindzy @ hotmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  53. Any fantasy in which I don't have to clean, cook or chauffeur kids will do it for me :) An expensive resort in a tropical location with an intimate dinner and a bottle of champagne to share with my partner - very dry champagne - would help, of course! Thanks for the excerpt, K.E.
    Jennifer

    jenni [at] jenniferlynne.com.au

    ReplyDelete
  54. Just downloaded your novella. Thanks for offering that as a freebie... looks really good! :)

    As for my fantasy... well, I've always hoped that I'd be proposed to on V-day. I know that it won't be happening tomorrow though as my guy has already told me it'd be the LAST day he'd ever propose. LOL! I can always dream though, right? :)

    ~Rhonda~
    sanddanz at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  55. A day when I wouldnt have to worry and can just take it easy.

    bacchus76 at myself dot com

    ReplyDelete
  56. With a newborn and a 3 year old, the thing that turns me on the most is to have the kids in bed and the house clean. Unfortunately, that is easier said than done!!
    lexie.bookbug at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  57. My fantasy involves fireplace, lots of candles, soft music and a lot of roses.

    Happy Valentine's Day. Thanks for the giveaway.

    midiamuniz@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  58. My fantasy involves a beach, candels and champagne.
    Happy V'day!
    Ellie
    elaynelostATyahooDOTde

    ReplyDelete
  59. My fantasy.... A clean house, kids with grandma for the night, cuddle time in front of a movie, then break out the blindfold and ropes!! I am ready!
    Mel
    bournmelissa@hotmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  60. I'm kind of the romantic type, so my fantasy would be a great travel mybe to London (my favorite city), go to dinner or just hanging out together, kissing, hugging all day long :)
    Happy Valentine's Day!
    verusbognar (at) gmail (dot) com

    ReplyDelete
  61. it pretty lame but for once to have a valentines day dinner, flowers and maybe a night of it would be my fantasy

    meandi09@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  62. hank you for the opportunity! Happy Valentines Day!!! tkisastarATyahooDOTcom

    ReplyDelete
  63. Does the fantasy have to involve me? ^.^ I like to fantasize about two guys. But okay, for me it would have to be low on the cheesy bit, just something nice and simple. No heavy exclamations of love or such. Just a nice breakfast and Hershey's Kisses (yes, for someone who doesn't like corny stuff, I really do like my Hershey's Kisses!).

    Have a wonderful V-day :)

    Erica Pike

    eripike at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  64. I'd like to celebrate on a tropical beach somewhere with beautiful flowers blooming all around. A sumptious dinner with a decandent dessert with some champagne and chocolate covered strawberries. Followed by a night of exquisite passion. Sigh, that would be wonderful.

    seriousreader at live dot com

    ReplyDelete
  65. Being pampered all day is a nice fantasy. :)

    Happy Valentine's Day!

    menina.iscrazy @ yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  66. What a hot cover! Your book sounds great! My fantasy? Going on a picnic, in a meadow, under the stars. ;) Thank you sharing and for the great giveaway! Happy Valentines!
    shadowluvs2read(at)gmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete

Amazon Affiliate Disclaimer

K.E. Saxon is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com. Amazon, the Amazon logo, AmazonSupply, and the AmazonSupply logo are trademarks of Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates.