Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Sizzling Books of Summer Giveaway Hop!

Hi Everyone! There are chances to win books and book-related items at every single stop on the hop, so good luck and ENJOY!!!

If this is your first visit to my blog, WELCOME! If you are returning, it’s great to see you again!

Many thanks to the host of this event: My Secret Romance Book Reviews.

My prize for the hop:
$25 Gift Card

Since the theme for this hop is Sizzling Books of Summer, I thought I'd give you a little taste of my newest novella,  A Stranger's Kiss. It's the story of how a passionate one-night stand turns into a forever love, and it's available at all the major (and most of the minor) online retail booksellers.

But first, let me get you situated with my favorite recipe for Bloody Marys, which I just so happen to believe is the best cocktail to enjoy while reading the novella!

Shake glass with 1/4 ice, 1 1/2 oz. Vodka, 3 drops Tabasco, 3 drops Worcestershire sauce, 4 oz. Spicy V-8 juice, salt & pepper, shake, strain into highball glass with ice and garnish with spicy pickled okra (available in jars on the pickle aisle)

Here's an excerpt:

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?”

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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.
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  1. Hey KE! I l read and loved A Stranger's Kiss! It certainly does sizzle. Have a great hop!


  2. <^_^>
    Thanks for being part of the hop and for the chance to win!

  3. I re-read the KGI series before I read the newest one. I loved Echoes at Dawn by, Maya Banks!!! Great series!! Great contest! Thank you so much for the chance to win!

    carol.byles at yahoo dot com

  4. I loved reading Lover Reborn! It was better than I expected! I highly recommend it!
    Thanks for the contest

  5. Thx for giveaway. My favorite book so far this summer is Giving It Up by Amber Lin and Wicked Nights by Gena Showalter.

    blinkysthebest at aol dot com

  6. I really enjoyed this one too! I have read almost all of your books and have yet to find one that I haven't enjoyed. :)
    Thank you for the wonderful giveaway!

  7. haven't read any of your stuff yet but i do like the looks of a strangers kiss!

  8. My steamiest read of the summer I think is Bareback by Chris Owen, if you like m/m I definitely recommend it! Thanks for the chance to win :) raynman1979 at yahoo dot com


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