Sunday, 29 December 2013

Midnight Kiss Giveaway Hop!

Well, it's almost new year's and that means another year of sexiness! And hopefully a sweet, or raunchy, kiss to go with it. I'd like to thank our lovely hostesses, the Gemini Girls Sofia and Allyson. May the new year bring you ladies some extraordinary kisses as well.

This hop is all about kisses...well, about awesome giveaways too, but kisses primarily. Please make sure to visit all stops on the hop at www.geminigirls.com/hop in order to qualify for the grand prize of a $25 book voucher from Liquid Silver Books, my amazing publisher, and that of so many authors here.

 In addition, I'll be doing my own giveaway...a choice of any book from my backlist! A great opportunity to stock up on book boyfriends you may have missed. Perhaps you'd like one of my shifters, selkies or a Greek god to keep you company? If you're not familiar with my books, read on for info on Predator's Serenade, my latest, or check out my backlist here on my blog.

Do I have a favorite kiss? You betcha. Yes, I could mention a favorite movie star or moment from a book, but I have to say my favorite kiss was from my husband, right as our relationship started to get hot and heavy. We were in our early 20's and had been dating for about six months. Neither of us had mentioned those 3 little words yet, but somehow we were both headed in that direction. On our six-month anniversary, we had a date and afterward both shyly reached for each other. Almost spontaneously, we said the words: "I love you." Because we thought of it at the same time, it meant so much. The kisses that followed we memorable, to say the least.

We've had about 20 years of kisses ever since and I've been thankful for each, sexy one.

There are some amazing kisses in Predator's Serenade, book 2 of my Gemini Island Shifters series.


Blurb:

There are three things that make bear shifter Soren Snow’s skin crawl: mothers, their children, and the great outdoors. Soren is a famed musician and playboy, and he would rather spend his days pressing the flesh with the women in his fan club than developing meaningful relationships. When his brother calls in a favor, forcing Soren to revisit the Ursa Fishing Lodge in Northern Ontario, he couldn’t be more displeased. However, he owes his brother big time. 

Gioia Clementine would rather not meet Soren, her drummer son’s rock idol. But when tragedy strikes her home, it seems the only one the boy might respond to is Soren. Gioia begrudgingly agrees to let her son meet him, hoping the rock star won’t turn her tween into a musical misogynist. 

When Gioia and Soren meet, the sexual chemistry threatens to set the Ontario woodland ablaze. Can these two opposites find a common ground? And can they manage to resolve their unwanted feelings, even when a mysterious stranger arrives at the lodge, threatening everything?


Excerpt:


Gioia followed Soren's approach with a curious eye. She'd wondered if the miracle kisser would beat a hasty retreat after witnessing her boy fall to pieces, and yet here he was. He wore the same famished look he had right before he'd ruined her for any other man's kiss. And she felt it too. The tingles between her shoulder blade, the gelatin knees, and trembling lips that wanted to gobble him up.
She couldn't. She didn't want to saddle him with such a wreck of a woman or family.
He came right up to her, so close, as if making a mockery of the space that sought to separate them. Weaving his fingers through her hair, he cradled her skull and pulled her close. Tucking her head against his chest, he kissed the top of her head, blazing a trail of hot reaction down her spine. He had new clothes on and smelled fresh and clean. As she breathed him in, he rained soft kisses all over her head.
He knows.
She pulled away, suddenly terrified he'd think she was a travesty of a mother. It's what anyone would think in his case. They'd wonder what Gioia had done wrong to create a monster child. But as she attempted to remove herself from his grasp, Soren fought her by holding her still. Again she tried jerking away from his wall of a chest. He held her firm.
When she tried two more times, each time unsuccessfully, he looked at her and shouted, "Dammit, woman, I am not letting you go, so you can stop pulling away from me!"
Something in Gioia broke. She'd been carrying her sadness around for so long, trying to be strong, and Soren was offering to be strong for her. For just a moment, maybe she could surrender. God only knew how badly she wanted to give herself to the bear man.
He grabbed her tighter, and his hands slid down to mold over her ass cheeks. His warm breath was all over her face, and she took a dizzying dive into the seas of his eyes. He ground her against him, and she was forced to stand on tip toes.
"Gioia," he whispered.
She wound her arms about his tense neck, felt him tense further. Then … a sigh somewhere in his big frame and a relaxation in his muscles. As if he needed to have her wound about him. As if it soothed him as much as her.
"Soren. Please."
As he kissed her, he picked her up, his hands under her bottom. Her miniskirt rode up, and she spared a second to mentally curse her decision to wear it. And then she didn't care.

Kissing her madly, Soren spirited her into the woods.


Thanks for visiting, and have fun hopping at  http://www.geminigirls.com/hop

53 comments:

  1. I really love that you picked the kiss with your husband over a kiss from a movie. May your love last until there are no stars in the sky! I wish I had that kind of love. But I am hopeful one day I might find it. Thanks for the giveaway. LadyVampire2u AT gmail DOT com

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    1. Thanks LadyVampire! I'm so glad it was enjoyable and have no doubt you'll have it one day too. Thanks for hopping with me!

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  2. I would take my husbands kiss too.. Not as long as you but where moving right up! Married for 9 and together for 13. There the only lips I want to be kissing when clock go's! Happy New Year!
    elliott2668 At yahoo dOt com

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    1. Congrats LorettaLynn/Temprance! 13 years is great too! Thanks for hopping with me and happy new year.

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  3. Great post and fun contest. I'm such a romantic. This will be fun to follow!

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    1. Thanks so much for hopping with me, Aubrey!

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  4. It's no wonder you and your husband have managed 20 years together. You're obviously well matched! katelarkindale (at) gmail (dot) com

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    1. Thank you Kate. So far, so good! LOL Thanks for hopping with me.

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  5. Fun contest. Love to hear about couples who have stayed together so long! lindytef(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Thank you for hopping with me Lindy! Enjoy the hop.

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  6. Enjoyed the excerpt. Thanks! Happy New Year.
    writeforward at yahoo dot com

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    1. Thanks for hopping with me, Zoe! Happy new year.

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  7. Thanks for sharing a wonderful kiss. What a great hop!
    debby236 at gmail dot com

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    1. Thanks for joining me on the hop, Debby!

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  8. Who wouldn't like a Greek god to keep them company.

    Morganlafey86(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. I agree, Krysykat! LOL Thanks for hopping with me!

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  9. What a sweet memory for a kiss for you and hubby!

    books4me67 at ymail dot com

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    1. It is definitely a sweet memory, Books4me. Thanks so much for hopping with me!

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  10. What a great hop.
    lorrie.zielinski(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  11. I love the memory of your six month anniversary. I also loved the excerpt. I long for a handsome shifter to spirit me away sometimes. *Deep sigh.* michelle_willms at yahoo dot com

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    1. Thank you very much, Michelle! So glad you could hop along with me!

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  12. My hubby and I have been married for 20 years and nothing has ever compared to the time we spend sharing special kisses or just being together ;)
    Happy New Years,
    Lori

    lorih824 At yahoo dot com

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    1. Congrats on your own 20 years and many kisses, Lori! I'm glad you could hop with us. Happy new year!

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  13. I love that you still love your husband. I'm a true romantic too, which is why HEA is great to read. Happy hopping, Rosanna

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    1. Thanks Diane, and happy hopping to you too!

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  14. Sounds nice. ☺

    bookaholicholly at gmail dot com

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  15. As much as I joke around about maybe a kiss from Chris Hemsworth , I would take my honey's kiss any day of the week.

    anovelgathering2013(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Donna, can we share Chris? Puh-lease?? LOL Happy new year and happy hopping!

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  16. Great excerpt. I loved that kiss scene and it will become one of my favorites. Definitely need to read this one.

    mythic021@gmail.com

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    1. Thanks so much Vanessa! Happy hopping!

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  17. Thanks for the excerpt and the giveaway!
    tinam1438(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Thanks Tina! Happy hopping and happy new year.

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  18. Love this story, gorgeous Kiss and a tempting excerpt.

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    1. Thank you Daisy! Happy new year and happy hopping!

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  19. Reality is so romantic! I also love that you chose a kiss with your Hubby, Rosanna. And, I know he's a great source of "research" for your smexy books! ;)

    Hugs,
    Michelle
    mmmazuros at yahoo dot com

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    1. Aw, thanks Michelle. Research is sooo important, isn't it? LOL Happy new year, my friend!

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  20. I WOULD like to find some extraordinary kisses in the new year...
    capefearlibn@gmail.com

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    1. I wish that for you Catherine! Happy hopping!

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  21. Happy New Year! Nice post

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

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    1. Thank you! Happy new year to you too!

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  22. Kisses are just the best. Happy New Year.
    koonie2888 at yahoo dot com

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    1. Happy new year to you as well, Michelle, and happy hopping!

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  23. Kisses to all! I loved the blurb and excerpt. That was definitely an awesome kiss :)
    Thanks for the giveaway and hop!

    cguidroz2@cox.net

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    1. Thank you Crystal! Happy new year to you!

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  24. Some marriages work, and others of us are still wondering what went wrong. I think my best kiss was the one I never had. I made a choice to turn away from a man one night, and I've always thought, "What if?" I don't want the answer, so much as I want the comfort of believing whatever story I can make up that begins at that point in my life. If I hadn't been a strong-willed loyal-to-a-fault person. If I had taken a risk just that once. Don't answer; please, don't answer. These are the kisses dreams are made of. bookwormpov (at) gmail (dot) com

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    1. What a compelling story, Lori! I think, like you, I'd prefer to imagine the answer as well. Here's to lots of lovely kisses in 2014!

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  25. Hi! Aww, i love it! What a sweet memory! Thanks for being apart of this great hop! Im having a blast! Thank you! Happy New Year!
    shadowluvs2read(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Thanks for joining us, Shadow! Happy new year!

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  26. What a wonderful memory Rosanna! Thank you so much for sharing that with us. I hope 2014 brings you good health, happiness and lots and lots of books to share with us! MUAH - love ya girlfriend!

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    1. Thank you Heather! I wish you all the best in 2014 as well: love, health and very much happiness! Thank you.

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  27. Well thanks for the comments, everyone! I have actually drawn 2 names, in the spirit of the season, and my winners are: Donna and Lori Parker! Congrats, and check your emails!

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