Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Sultry Summer Reads Blog Hop!

Welcome hoppers and many thanks to Carey for having me!

Now there are some wonderful prizes and books to be had, so make sure you visit each stop on the hop:
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The Grand Prize is a Kindle Fire HD 7". Second Prize is a $100 gift card to Amazon or B&N. To say nothing of so many amazing books. Make sure you leave your email on your comments, so a prize can find its way to you if you are chosen as a winner.

There are 4 ways readers can gain extra entries for the Grand Prize, but you are not required to do this:
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There's nothing better than launching into a sexy new read. What is it that you like best? Meeting a gorgeous hero? Identifying with the plucky heroine? Imagining yourself in all those steamy scenarios?

Personally, I cast a vote for all of these. What can I say? I'm greedy. ;) I love to live vicariously through my characters and relish an escape into a new world, inhabited by strange and beautiful people.

As my own prizes, I'm offering a copy of Night Owl Review Top Pick choice Predator's Kiss, book 1 of my Gemini Island Shifters series. In order to win a copy of this steamy shifter read, leave me a comment with what you like best about shifters, bears or otherwise.



Blurb:

Bear shifter Ryland Snow just wants peace. The peace and quiet afforded him at his woodsy retreat, the Ursa Fishing Lodge. As owner of the lodge, Ryland enjoys the tranquil life he’s created among his fellow shifters. He lives to maintain a safe haven for them, away from meddlesome human eyes.

When his rock star brother arrives, bringing trouble in the form of a possible hitman, Ryland is incensed. He’s been cleaning up Soren’s messes as long as he can remember, and is tired of his brother’s lecherous exploits.

Things go from bad to worse when Lia Goodblood stumbles upon Ryland and his lodge. Yes, the reclusive erotica author is easy on the eyes, but the human woman is more trouble than she’s worth. To say nothing of her bizarre fear of furry creatures.

Ryland determines to rid himself of her presence. But when he learns she’s on the run from a crazed fan, Ryland’s protective bear instincts flare. And the bear won’t be denied.

 

Excerpt:

She was already reviving a few minutes later. Ryland let out a sigh of relief.

Thank God. When he’d first seen the petite woman hurtling through the trees, he’d worried someone was after her. But no one else had barreled behind her. And yet she’d seemed so scared.

They hadn’t helped, presenting her with a couple of snarling bears.

She moaned a little, and the soft sound warmed him, making him hard again. Damn. He glanced around the room, remembered he didn’t exactly tend to stash clothes in guest cabins, and raced for the bathroom. He grabbed a couple of clean towels off the rack and tossed one to Soren. “Cover yourself.”

Soren grinned like a devil and motioned to his nude bottom half. “I can conduct my flirting business much more efficiently this way.”

Ryland glared as he wrapped his lower half in the towel. “Cover yourself or I’ll strangle you with it, lover boy.”

His brother placed the woman’s backpack on the floor and threw the towel about his waist. “Such animosity is really not in keeping with your sainthood, Brother Ryland.”

Ryland ignored him and turned back to the woman. He didn’t know why it mattered so much she recover and feel comfortable in his presence, but it did. Of course, as owner of the lodge, it made sense he didn’t want to see anyone scared or hurt.

Yeah. That’s it. That’s all.

His rationalization did nothing to quell the nervous tremors in his gut, though. Or his excruciating hard-on.

Okay, she’s sorta pretty and has a body made for sin. So what? Get over yourself.

Clearly  it had been too long since he’d allowed himself to get lost in a woman’s body for more than a quick fuck. And this woman’s body deserved slow, leisurely loving. Greedy licks. Sensual tugs. Why, her breasts alone were so full and perfect, they just begged one to suck. To say nothing of those rounded hips and soft, womanly ass.

Ryland ran a hand over his face, feeling overly hot. Jesus Christ. Stop thinking like a horny teenager. You sound like Carter.

Besides, she was nothing like him. Human. And if time had taught him anything, it was the pursuit of romance with a nonshifter was a fool’s errand. She didn’t belong here on his resort, on his island. He needed to revive her and get her out of there.

Desperate to relieve the sudden, raging desire shooting up through his body, Ryland forced himself to look away from the woman. In doing so, he caught a glimpse of his brother. Soren was sitting next to her, his gaze contemplative, his eyes trained on her boobs. Ryland realized he didn’t like the way baby brother was looking at her. “Hey.”

Soren looked up. “What?”

“What are you staring at?”

Without batting an eye, Soren turned back to their unexpected guest. “Her. Can’t I stare?”

Ryland’s eyebrows shot up. “Staring at women has already gotten you into trouble. Maybe you should find a new hobby.” He stifled the low growl building in his throat. Now wasn’t the time for brawling, but he didn’t appreciate the way his brother gawked. His cool eye, appraising, as if he’d never seen anything like her before.

“You were checking her out too,” Soren replied.

“No, I wasn’t. I’m not interested in this … person,” Ryland retorted. As he uttered the words, he bit his tongue hard by mistake, as if confirming the words were a lie. “Damn,” he whispered, tasting blood.

“Do you think someone was chasing her?” Soren asked in a pensive tone, picking up one of his drumsticks and stroking it as if it were a lover’s finger.

“I don’t know.” Ryland sat on the other side of her small body and looked her up and down as she lay under the covers. Despite his mistrust of humans, he couldn’t help wondering who would frighten such a tiny, delicate thing. Had someone tried to hurt her? The very idea made him want to bash his head against the wall. Or better yet, bash any lowlife who dared to touch her.

No one touches her but me, his heart declared.

What?

As another stress headache shot through his brain, he wondered at the ferocity and lunacy of the feeling.

 

Predator’s Kiss is available at http://www.lsbooks.com/predators-kiss-p794.php and all ebooksellers.

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48 comments:

  1. I like shifters because they're so primal, sexually magnetic and honest about their animal side. The intelligence of humans combined with the instinct of animals, fascinating.

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    1. Thanks Sebella. I appreciate those aspects of shifters too. The raw sexuality is never a bad thing. Thanks for visiting.

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  2. I like shifters because they are so alpha, so strong and powerful, yet have such a tender side.
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    1. Thanks for hopping with me Jean! Very well put!

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  3. I love the title of this one, Rosanna. Congrats. You know I love a sexy bear shifter, all big and strong and grrr ;-)

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    1. Yes, I know you like your shifters too, Allie!! We are kindred spirits there. Thanks for hopping with me.

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  4. What I like about shifter stories? It's so interesting to think about the ability to change!

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    1. And I did the four things above - comment, follow newsletter, facebook & twitter.

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    2. Thank you so much Snarky Mom!! I appreciate your follows. So glad you could visit me today, and happy hopping.

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  5. I clearly need to read more shifter stories--sexy excerpt! What I like most about shifters is their instinct once they find his/her mate. The animal side knows it right away, even if the human side denies it.
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    I've been following your blog :) and I just gave you a FB like. I'm not on Twitter, though.

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    1. Thanks very much, CJ! Gotta love those shifter animals- they always get it right. Happy hopping.

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  6. Name: Gail Rosenstrom
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    Comment: i like shifter stories but honestly if someone shifted in front of me i'd scream and run like hell LOL
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    1. LOL, Gail. I think your reaction might be mine too! Thanks for hopping with me.

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  7. Stopping in to show you much love, my sweet friend!!!

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  8. Thanks for sharing the great excerpt. I love your books. Thanks for sharing the hop and the giveaways. Eva Millien evamillien at gmail dot com Facebook - yes; follow by email; Reader; US

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    1. Hello Eva and thanks for joining me once again. I truly appreciate all your support!

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  9. Name:Sue Sattler
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    Comment:Great excerpt. I couldn't resist, I love bear shifters so I just bought the book, guess you don't need to enter me into your contest. lol
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    1. Dear Sue!! Well, thank you so much! I'm thrilled the excerpt and genre grabbed you and hope you enjoy my bears. Thanks for hopping!

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    2. Loved it!! I'm bummed I have to wait until payday to get Predator's Serenade. How many books do you plan to write in this series? Please say more!! :D

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    3. Thanks Sue! Yes, I will write this series as long as ideas come. Right now, I'm about to finish book 3- Marci's story! Remember Marci with the braces? She needed a man so I'm giving her a good one!!

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  10. bn
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    that they're protective
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    1. I love that about them too, BN100. Thanks for hopping along with me!

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  11. I loved the excerpt; this book just sounds so very sexy. I love the strength shifters possess. They are fiery, sexy and passionate. It seems shifters don't have the hesitance of their human counterparts. Shifter life is dangerous; if something pleases you, you should enjoy it. Immediately. Thanks for the giveaway. michelle_willms@yahoo.com

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    1. Immediately, Michelle! I think everything about these men says "immediately!" LOL Thanks for joining me today!

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    2. Time to giveaway another prize! YEAH! We are giving away a signed copy of The Look of Love by bestselling author Bella Andre! And the winner is...Michelle Willms. Bella is one of my favorite authors. You are going to love this book! Congrats!

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  12. Mary Preston
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    I like the strength & loyalty of shifters. Sexy does not hurt either.
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    1. Sexy never hurts, Mary! LOL Thanks for hopping with me. :)

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  13. I want to read all the Gemini Island Shifters series!

    Name: Amy Hart
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    1. Thanks so much, Amy! I'm really glad you're hopping with us, and I hope you have fun!

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  14. Name: amanda arrington
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    Comment: What I adore most... hmm... the idea that there is a beast... something wild in a person. Loved the short read!
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    1. Thanks so much, Amanda! Wild shifters...yum! Happy hopping!

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  15. Name: Catrina Barton
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    Comment: Great giveaways! Thanks for the opportunities. Wild and loyal shifters. Sexy don't hurt either. ;)
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  16. Name: Kathy Osborn
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    Comment: Loved the blurb. I love eagle shifters as the freedom to fly and see things from a different point of view.
    Thanks for the hop and wonderful giveaway
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    1. Thank you Kathy! Eagles are so unique too, you don't hear much about them in lit. Thanks for hopping with me!

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  17. I like the animal instinct of a shifter. Thanks for participating in the hop.

    I am a reader residing in the US.

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    1. Time to giveaway another prize! Happy Saturday! We are giving away a five dollar gift card to Amzon from Carey Abbott. And the winner is Pam! Congrats Pam!

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    2. I love those instincts too, Pam. Thanks for joining the hop and visiting!

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  18. Name: Ana Smith
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    Comment: My favorite thing about shifters is their animal side. I just can't help but love a grouchy animal-like hero (Clay from Women of the Otherworld, William from The Edge series)
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  19. Name: Catrina Barton
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    Comment: Enjoying the hop. Thanks. 
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  20. Name: Joy Flynn
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    Comment: Thanks for the great hop.
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  21. Name: Catrina Barton
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    Comment: Thank you for taking time to participate in this hop.
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  22. Name: Janie McGaugh
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    Comment: Enjoyed the excerpt.
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  23. Name: Catrina Barton
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  24. Name: Virginia Horton
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    Comment: Great blurp, love the sound of this book.
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  25. Thanks to all who participated in this hop with me. I've drawn a winner for Predator's Kiss and the winner is Gail R!! Congrats Gail, and thanks all!

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