Sunday, 16 September 2012

Ndulge me, Ndulgent Bloggers!

Hello readers!

I am so thrilled to be part of the Indulgent Blog Hop today!

 
 
There are some fabulous prizes up for grabs today. I'll be giving away a copy of my newest book, but more on that below. There is also an amazing grand prize of  $100 GF from WINNER'S CHOICE of Barnes & Noble or Amazon. So make sure you follow along, and visit everyone's sites.
 
Indulgence. What sort of feelings does this word conjure up for you?
Decadence. Excess. Perhaps even too much of a good thing?
Or does it feel just right?

I think we've all been made to feel at some point that indulgence is a negative thing. Something to be avoided, or we pay the price.

I'd like to share some of my indulgences. Hmmm, let's see.
Well, I'd do many a naughty thing for a jar of Nutella. That's pretty common knowledge. I'd also be willing to fight you for a bag of Lay's chips. (Okay, maybe those two are bad indulgences).
A long, hot bath, preferably with handsome company. That's another good one.
A nice, cold bottle of beer. Sleeman's Clear is my personal fave, but I'd offer you good money for a Corona.
I think one of my favorite indulgences is a day on a Mexican beach. Lying in the sun, feeling it absorb into my skin, smelling cocoa butter all around me as the breezes caress me....Okay, now I'm just getting carried away!



Tell me, what are your most sinful indulgences?

Leave a comment with your email address, and you could win a copy of my new paranormal romance The Selkie!


In the mean time, please read on for an excerpt from The Selkie, and find out a little bit about my heroine Maggie's favorite indulgence!


Blurb:

This was supposed to be her year. However, after losing her job and discovering her fiancé cheating, Maggie Collins has her doubts. When her grandmother dies, she hits rock bottom. Maggie travels to her grandmother’s home in Orkney, Scotland to sort through her gran’s things, only to discover the old woman has left her a seal pelt as her inheritance. She also learns that others are after the pelt.

To add to her frustration, Maggie’s dreams are filled with luscious images of a long-haired man, images that draw her to the magical beaches in Orkney. Although she’s lost her trust in men, this dream man inspires her with a lust she’s never known before.

Calan Kirk has also been dreaming. Dreaming of Maggie, the mortal woman who arouses him as no other woman ever has. Meeting her in the flesh when she arrives in Orkney is nothing short of spontaneous sexual combustion. But she is a human, and not to be trusted. He needs the seal pelt, not a red-haired temptress.

As a thief ransacks Maggie’s grandmother’s house, Maggie and Calan are thrust together. They must search for the animal skin, a mythical relic which once found, will either bring them together or rip them apart forever.

 

Excerpt:

She was attempting to stand on her wobbly legs, only to fall back down on her bottom, when she heard the sound of splashing water. Thinking it was her seal, Maggie turned to look.

Her breath caught in her throat. It wasn’t the animal at all.

It was a man. He was rising out of the waves, walking toward her. She froze. He was nude, utterly nude, and was staring at her with overflowing intimacy. As if they’d had, God help her, relations.

And she realized, with sudden panic, they’d had! In her dreams. He was the seal-man from all her sex dreams.

No. Impossible.

Her first instinct was to call for help, but there was no one near. And then she realized with frightening awareness that she didn’t want any help anyway. Glued to her spot, she couldn’t help but drink him in.

He was beautiful, if unnervingly wet and naked. He had long, shiny, brown hair that hung down past his shoulders. His face could have belonged on an ad for expensive cologne, and he had a body to match. Sculpted shoulders gave way to arms corded in muscle. His defined chest was blanketed by a smattering of sparse, brown hair that led tantalizingly to his rock-hard abs.

Maggie held her breath as her gaze traveled lower on his body, taking in trim calves and thighs a quarterback would envy. And, she noted with simultaneous hunger and horror, his penis was the biggest she’d ever had the pleasure of seeing. It was thick and long and glistening with the droplets of water that yet cascaded over his body. And it seemed to be reaching for her. She gulped, and forced herself to look back up at his face.

There was a faint glow about his skin, a shimmery aura. Dismissing it as a trick of the moonlight, she shook her head.

He was almost upon her, and his full lips were taut in a teasing grin. Maybe he was a surfer who’d lost not only his board, but his shorts in the waves. She knew she should be frantic, but wasn’t. There was something in his brown eyes that was so familiar, so soothing, even as they swept over her own body with lustful appreciation.

He stopped in front of her, and stood boldly, unashamed of his glorious nakedness. She managed to spit out one hushed word. “You.”

“You,” was his equally awed reply.

 

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62 comments:

  1. Great post, Rosanna. I can't wait to get to know The Selkie!

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    1. Thanks JP! My Selkie would love to get to know you too! LOL. Thanks so much for stopping by today and have a fun hop!

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    2. With me it has to be red wine and Tiramisu,

      I want my own Selkie.

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  2. I have too many indulgences. One is reading. I read far more than I should. I love it!

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    1. Hi Delphina! We all have way too many indulgences, and I think we share yours! Thanks for coming!

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  3. Hi Ro,

    My favorite indlugence would be a nice long walk in the woods, or to snuggle up in a cozy cabin with my computer so I can just write without disturbance. Ah, dream on.
    Right now, I have to do with a lobster dinner at a nice restaurant. lol.

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    1. Lobster sounds wonderful, Lorrie! I will join you on that one! Thanks for visiting.

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  4. my favorite indulgence is having a glass of wine and either reading or watching spartacus blood and sand

    parisfan_ca@yahoo.com

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    1. Hi Laurie! Ooh, wine. Ooh Spartacus. Awesome choices. Thanks for visiting!

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  5. Another fantastic post and I get to see that Selkie hottie of yours...

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    1. Thanks Savannah! Selkie loves you too! ;)

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  6. One of my favorite indulgences is watching Sons of Anarchy- I know it's hopelessly violent, and it's the opposite of my normal polite self- but maybe that's why I love it! I don't watch a lot of TV so it has to really suck me in. Another is the Body Shop's Brazil Nut Butter. Then you can get that beach feeling all year round! Best of luck with your blog hop!

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    1. Hi Jennifer. Thanks for visiting me. Body butter is so decadent- great idea. And I love Charlie Hunnam- isn't he in that show? :)

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  7. I have to say my indulgences are simple a good hot book and a bag of peanut M & M's although the Nutella and Lay's potato chips are pretty high on the list. :O)
    Thanks for a steamy excerpt, wheres my Kindle and the m&m's LOL!
    Carin
    mawmom at gmail dot com

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    1. Woot, woot, Carin is here! Thanks for your loyal patronage, ma'am. Please come again!! LOL- kidding. You're the best.

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  8. I think I'll join you on the beach in Mexico! Beaches are my favorite places to relax!!

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    1. Charlie- you name the date. I'm there with you! Thanks for coming out today!

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  9. I'd say my favourite indulgence is reading a book to two on my kindle while eating some chocolate while my child sleeps quietly next door that to me is the ultimate these days and not to be sniffed at lol xx

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    1. Hi there! You are correct- that is indeed a sweet indulgence. Hope the little one gives you some reading time tonight! Thanks for coming.

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  10. Very awesome post! Can't wait to check out The Selkie, Rosanna! :)

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    1. Thanks for visiting me Melissa. I appreciate your enthusiasm. You are a star! :)

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  11. I love to indulge. And I feel zero guilt, lol.

    Excited to read The Selkie.

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    1. Hi Brenda! Thanks for coming. Best answer yet- no guilt. Love it. Love it!!!

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  12. What a dreamy indulgence: eating Nutella while basking in the shade on a sunny beach... Best wishes on The Selkie - may you have many happy sales!

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    1. Hi Sheri! Thanks for visiting. Nutella on a beach? Brilliant! Why did I never think of that???

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  13. What a great hop!
    My indulgence: CHOCOLATE & Erotic PNR BOOKS! And not feeling guilty about it at all. LOL
    Thanks for being part of the hop and for the chance to win. <^_^>
    reneebennett35(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Hi NayNay! Thanks for visiting me today. Glad you could come. I totally agree about your fave indulgences...and the no guilt part!

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  14. Yeah, I love all those naughty foods too. Trying not to think about them.... trying... Oh to hell with it. I'm off to the kitchen. Again!

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    1. Hi Kristal. Oh well, I'm off to the kitchen right now too. Sorry for being a bad influence! ;)
      Thanks for visitng.

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  15. My indulgence is a hot bubble bath, dark chocolate, a good, dry white wine and a good book (ideally,all at the same time) followed by a massage!

    Thanks for the giveaway!
    elizabeth @ bookattict . com
    GFC: BookAttict

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    1. Hi Book Attict. So glad you could visit me today. Wine, chocolate and a book- couldn't be better! Thanks for visiting me!

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  16. I could really go for a bubblebath right about now!
    And maybe - no - definitely some chocolate :)

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    1. Hi Danita! Thanks for coming out today, bud! Chocolate and baths will always feature among my indulgences!!

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  17. I Rosanna,
    Awesome excerpt, need to to get it.
    Indulgence is being erotic with whip cream all over you and being licked off with hunger.
    Patricia ♥

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    1. Well, Patricia! You woke me up with your response!! LOL. Awesome idea. Thanks for visiting me!

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  18. Indulgences are books and David Gandy! Thanks for the hop and the chance to win!
    ehaney578 at aol dot com

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    1. Hi Elizabeth. I couldn't have said it better, myself.Thanks for coming to my blog today!

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  19. I'm going to take a quick, cold shower, then get back to my own WIP. Wow. This sounds great! Thank you for sharing!

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    1. Hi Tamara! Thanks for your comments! LOL. I'm glad I got you all steamy...now back to work! :)

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  20. Great post! Wonderful excerpt. My indulgence, chocolate of course. Not a fan of Nutella. :)

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    1. Hi Selena! Thanks very much for joining me! Chocolate, okay. And I've forgiven you for your unfortunate lack of appreciation of that luscious, hazelnut treat. Good thing I like you, bella! LOL!

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  21. What a wonderful post!

    My sinful indulgences are chocolate and Tom Hardy. Cover Tom Hardy in chocolate and put us in a room together..... I'll have a heck of a day! :)

    Thanks for a great giveaway! :)
    songbird1613 at yahoo dot com

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    1. Hi Marie! Well, Tom Hardy bathed in chocolate sounds absolutely divine! Can I join you? Just a little nibble? Oh, to die for! Thanks for visiting me!

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  22. I love to indulge in books & cheesecake :)
    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!
    cassandrahicks1989@yahoo.com

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    1. Cassandra- you just said one of my fave words...cheesecake!!! Now that is an indulgence I can get behind! Thanks for visiting me!

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  23. Thank you for the giveaway..

    I love Chocolate, Books, Shoes and Purses...LOL..

    ronnkelly3@aol.com

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    1. Ooh, Kelly. I think you're the first to mention purses!! That's a really good one. Thanks for visiting my blog and reading about my Selkie!

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  24. Pretty standard here: shopping, chocolate, and books. =) I've read two short stories about selkies and am totally enchanted with their mythology! Thanks for the chance to win! =)

    pixiesprinkles@hotmail.com

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    1. Hi PixieSprinkles! Yes, I suppose we do all love some of those things...great minds, huh? So glad you love selkie myth. It's fascinating to me too. Good luck in the contest and thanks for visiting!

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  25. Sounds great. Thanks.
    magic5905 at embarqmail dot com

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    1. Hi Joy! Thanks for much for visiting and commenting! :)

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  26. My indulgence is reading romance books. Nutella is a guilty indulgence because i shouldn't have so much sugar but it tastes so good!
    bituin76 AT hotmail DOT com

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    1. Hi JanD! Thanks for visiting me here today! Nutella in small doses is advised...but so hard to do!! LOL.

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  27. I like to indulge in a spiked coffee in the fall & winter. It makes you warm up even faster. Thanks for the giveaway.
    kaylyndavis1986@yahoo.com

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    1. Hi Kaylyn. Mmm...that sounds amazing. I love a salted caramel latte myself! Thanks for visiting.

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  28. Hot chocolate with whipped cream, and buying too many books. And when I drank, really old, really good scotch.

    smurfettev AT gmail DOT com

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    1. Hi Sheri! Anything with whipped cream scores with me! Thanks for visiting me!

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  29. My indulgences are coffee, shoes, and my weekly trip(s) to the bookstore. Next week I'm gonna have to indulge in a new bookshelf to store them! Lol!

    andieleah78@gmail.com

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    1. Hi Andieleah! I love that you're cruising for a new bookshelf! Thanks for visiting me here today!

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  30. Books are my indulgence! I cant resist them. I see them and want them. When i read them, i want even more! lol And chocolate is high up there too! :D Thanks for the awesome hop and giveaway! :)
    shadowluvs2read(at)gmail(dot)com

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  31. Mine are books of course, pepsi , chocolate, watching True Blood, playing facebook games, and sleeping in.

    vampiremistress2010(at)gmail(dot)com

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  32. I like chocolate.

    bn100candg(at)hotmail(dot)com

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