Thursday, September 27, 2012

The Girly Book Blog Hop (Sensational Secondary Characters)

~GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED~
I just want to quickly say THANK YOU for participating and I thoroughly enjoyed reading your comments. I hope to see you back here in the future!

And now, without further ado,



Drum roll...drum roll...drum roll...

The winner of my $25 Amazon GC:
(via Rafflecopter) Tina B!!

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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: Author Libby Mercer


 My prize for the hop:
$25 Amazon.com or B&N Gift Card

Since the theme of this blog hop is Sensational Secondary Characters, I thought I’d talk a little about one of my favorites: Gabe Jörgensen, Jason’s dad, in LOVE IS THE DRUG.


Here are a few (just a few) of the reasons I really love this guy:

First of all, he’s a great father. Although he’s found out he’s not Jason’s biological father, he never falters in his love for his son (even though Jason and he are having a little trouble communicating, which makes Jason believe just the opposite is true).


Second, he has a kick-ass sense of humor (just like his son, I might add).


Third, he’s a true romantic. He ends up playing matchmaker in both a small way that his son realizes, and later in a very BIG way that his son doesn’t know about.


Fourth, he knows how to find the joy in life, and teaches his son some pretty big life lessons along the way as well.


Fifth, he has a big, forgiving heart and helps Jason deal with his past, and forces him into a much better, and brighter future as well. (All, of course, with the additional help of my heroine, Julie Del Mar).


Here’s a little excerpt that stars only Gabe, and gives you a little insight into what makes him tick:


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Gabe swung his pride-and-joy, custom eggplant-purple ’66 Dynamic 88 convertible into the left lane of I-45 and turned the silver volume dial of the vintage car radio up to blast. Surfin’ Safari rattled the windshield and warred with the sound of passing cars, but he didn’t care, because he was having a good time.

He should’ve taken his two-year-old Caddy instead, but it made him feel old and stodgy. And right now, he wanted to feel young and alive. He wanted to feel the warm breeze on his face, in his hair, to enjoy the music and the vintage car and the open road.

Because, once he got to Buffalo Pass, there’d be some somber business to deal with. Something he wondered if Jason had ever even told Julie about, but something that Gabe was hoping, once she knew, would maybe change her mind and make her give his son another chance.

He’d barely gotten to the bank in time before it closed an hour ago. And now, on the black vinyl seat beside him lay the leather attaché, inside of which was the tattered Mork & Mindy spiral notebook that held the story of his poor wife’s secret shame.


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BLURB:  


A Texas bad boy meets his match in the virginal sister of his sworn enemy.

This is the story of Jason Jörgensen, an excitement-loving bad boy and Julie Del Mar, the quiet, romantic dreamer who breaches his devil-may-care façade and helps heal the frightened boy inside.

Conceived during a violent rape, Jason knows deep down that he's no good. So, as far as he's concerned, his plan never to have children is not only sound, but also the right thing to do.

Julie, orphaned at twelve, has now lost her surrogate parent--her older sister--to suicide. Returning to the only real home she ever had and someday making her own family is her most profound wish.

Uncontrollable desire brings them together, but will a pregnancy test tear them apart?

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32 comments:

  1. Hello K.E.!

    I read about this hop on your newsletter! I'd love Amazon.com gift cards!
    Thank you for the chances to win :)

    ~Ava~
    dragonlady 029 @ aol . com

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  2. I read about this hop on your newsletter! I love Amazon gift cards! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  3. What a great hop! thank you for sharing the info.. I read about this hop on your newsletter! I love Amazon gift cards~ thank you for the opportunity to participate

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  4. He sounds like a great hero. Sounds like a wonderful story. Thanks for being part of the blog hop.

    "I read about this hop on your newsletter! I love Amazon gift cards!"

    Sue B
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  5. "I read about this hop on your newsletter! I love Amazon gift cards", so I can purchase more of your books!

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  6. I love that cover. It is super sexy! Gabe sounds like a great secondary character I read about this hop your newsletter. I love Amazon gift cards!!
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  7. Thanks for the excerpt. I look forward to reading the rest.

    I read about this hop on your newsletter. I love Amazon gift cards.

    Thanks for the giveaway opportunity.
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  8. I read about this hop on your newsletter! I love the
    Amazon gift card!
    Thanks so much K.E.

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  9. Very sexy cover!!

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  10. "I read about this hop on your newsletter! I love Amazon gift cards!"

    thank you a lot!

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  11. I read about this hop on your newsletter! I love Amazon gift cards!

    Thanks so much for the giveaway :)
    June
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  12. I read about this hop on your newsletter. I love Amazon gift cards.

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  13. Sounds like a great book. Looking forward to checking more of your books out

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  14. I read about this hop on your newsletter. I love Amazon gift cards.

    This sounds like a fantastic book, I really think I would like Gabe too.

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  15. Lovely..! I'd N JOY READING this bk.:D ThanQ 4 the great giveaway Ms. Saxon. Best wishes 2 U!
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  16. I read about this hop on your newsletter. I love AMAZON GIFT CARDS.Gabe sounds like a very special man.

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  17. I read about this hop on your newsletter. I love Amazon gift cards. Thanks for the give away. Great book.
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  18. Wow, this sounds like a fascinating story. And no wonder you chose Gabe - if I'm understanding correctly, his wife was raped and he still raised and loved the child that came as a result? Wow. I want to give him a hug. :-)

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  19. I love blog hops! All the best!

    Jessica
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  20. Gabe sounds like a great character. I haven't read this book yet but I'm definitely going to be checking it out! Thanks for the chance to win! Blog and newletter follow.

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  21. I read about this hop on your newsletter! I love the Amazon gift card.

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  22. I read about this hop on your newsletter! I love Amazon gift cards!
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  23. I love this hop! So different from others and giving love to secondary characters :)
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  24. I read about this hop on your newsletter. I am glad to see a different kind of hop. I love all the book blog hops, but it is exciting to see a different one. Thanks for being part of the hop and for the chance to win.
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  25. Hi KE,

    Great to meet you! Congrats on your release!

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  26. I read about the hop on your newsletter!
    Yvette
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  27. Oh wow. Sounds like an intense read. Gabe sounds pretty great to me too!

    Thanks K.E.

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  28. "I read about this hop on your newsletter! I love Amazon gift cards!"

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  29. Gabe sounds like an awesome secondary character! I have another one now to add to my list. ;)

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  30. Thank you so much, K! I just picked up this one! ;)

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