Posts Tagged: EXCERPT

GIVEAWAY and CHARACTER PROFILE: Honey Queen by Christina Mercer 

GIVEAWAY and CHARACTER PROFILE: Honey Queen by Christina Mercer 

It’s my stop on the HONEY QUEEN blog tour!  What a beautiful cover!  I love it!  This book sounds very interesting. I hope I have time to read it very soon. Thanks to YA Bound and Christina Mercer for the promo opportunity! Character Profile SAM (Love Interest) NAME: “SAM” SAMSON FARLEY LEONARD WHY THAT NAME: Samson of the Bible ate honey from bees nesting inside a lion he battled, he loved a dangerous woman, and his hair held power (Sam’s dad shaved his head as a child). Farley means “meadow of the bulls” (Sam raises cows). Leonard means “brave lion” (goes with Samson & the lion). AGE: 17 GREATEST ATTRIBUTES: He’s deeply sentimental; He cares about animals; He works hard/runs a ranch GREATEST CHALLENGES: Melaina’s resistance to their love; An abusive father and difficult mother 3 RANDOM FACTS: He plays baseball; He saved his 4-H ribbons; He’s allergic to honey… Read more »

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$50 GIVEAWAY and SEXY EXCERPT: COME BACK – Dirty, Dark, and Deadly Book Two

$50 GIVEAWAY and SEXY EXCERPT: COME BACK – Dirty, Dark, and Deadly Book Two

EXCERPT “Harper,” he says calmly. “What?” I snap again. “I want you. I’m going to touch you. I’m not fighting with you anymore. It’s a waste of time. I’m going to fuck the shit out of you right here, right now. In this goddamned desert shithole bathroom even though you deserve to be fucked on a tropical beach or somewhere with a mountain view, or, hell, even the goddamned Hummer would be better than right here. But you know what?” I swallow down my surprise. “What?” “You gotta make the most of what you got. And we’re not on a tropical beach or in front of a goddamned beautiful mountain. And fucking Smurfette is probably out in the Hummer. So this is all I got.” “None of this has anything to do with the fight we’re having.” He smiles and then nods at me. “Oh yes, it does. Because here’s… Read more »

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GIVEAWAY and EXCERPT: Battle Not With Monsters by Overton Scott

GIVEAWAY and EXCERPT: Battle Not With Monsters by Overton Scott

EXCERPT She sat, breathing in the medicinal odor, the smell of disinfectant. She took out the phone again. Deliberated for a few seconds, turning the phone in her fingers. She made her decision and touched the screen. Touched it again for speed dial. Scrolled through the list of names, until she found the one she wanted. Her finger hovered over it, then descended. Two thousand miles away in San Diego her mother’s phone rang. And rang. And rang again. Neen disconnected and punched in another number with the same area code. Her sister Jennifer picked up on the third ring. “It’s me,” said Neen. “Hey, stranger. Where are you?” “I’m in Dallas.” “Oh. I thought you might be here in town.” “Nope. Still in Dallas.” “What’s it been? Nine months? That’s practically a lifetime commitment from you. You must like it there.” A little bit less than yesterday, Neen thought…. Read more »

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$20 GIVEAWAY and EXCERPT: Carrier by Ann Tibbets

$20 GIVEAWAY and EXCERPT: Carrier by Ann Tibbets

, Welcome to my stop of the CARRIER Blog Tour!  I hope you enjoy the excerpt, the trailer, and the giveaway!  EXCERPT On a stage behind the man with the headphones were several girls wearing bikinis, decorated with fluorescent body paint. They were puppetlike as they danced and glistened off the strobe lights. I was briefly mesmerized by their movements. They danced the same routine in tight synchronized motions, and I involuntarily bobbed my head along to the beat of the music. Sonya caught me and grinned. “Cool, huh?” I stopped a moment, then nodded and let my head bob all it wanted. I liked it. The room’s power pumped me with false confidence. Deeper through the crowd we reached the dead center of the dance floor. Sonya stopped for a moment and lifted her arms over her head, dancing along with the rest of the crowd. I did the… Read more »

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$50 GIVEAWAY and EXCERPT: One, Two, Three… by Elodie Nowodazkij

$50 GIVEAWAY and EXCERPT: One, Two, Three… by Elodie Nowodazkij

EXCERPT The shortcut to the lake from our home is a dirt road that isn’t well lit, but I know the way by heart. I hurry down the path, tuning my iPod to Chopin’s happier music. But I can’t drown out Mama’s voice. It resonates in my head. It’s my fault! I know she’s wrong because she’s not the one who killed him. I did. If only I didn’t get into an argument with him in the car. If only I had warned him about the truck. I bite back a sob and rip off my knee brace to walk even faster. At first, my knee is stiff, but at least I can extend my leg much better now. Seeing the lake calms me down, soothes me. This place is always crowded in the summer, but on this crisp September night, there’s no one. The lights surrounding the area flicker,… Read more »

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KINDLE GIVEAWAY and EXCERPT: Where Life Takes You by Claudia Y Burgoa

KINDLE GIVEAWAY and EXCERPT: Where Life Takes You by Claudia Y Burgoa

EXCERPT I drenched the pancakes with maple syrup, took a bite, and moaned. “Amazingly good! I’m impressed. You dominate the kitchen like it’s your boardroom. Who taught you how to cook? Dan poured orange juice for us both, as well as a cup of coffee for him, and a glass of milk for me. He sat next to me, covered his own pancakes cautiously—not Becca style—cut a piece of pancake, and ate it. “Hmm. They are good, but they don’t seem to affect me the way they do you.” He chuckled. I awaited his answer curiously. “My last foster family.” He’d gone through more than one foster home? “My foster mother taught her surrogate children to fend for themselves. Our chores included cleaning, cooking, and washing dishes and clothes. No, she didn’t want cheap labor. She did it to teach us how a normal house hold functioned, and to care… Read more »

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$15 GIVEAWAY, COVER REVEAL & RELEASE DAY BLITZ – COME & COME BACK

$15 GIVEAWAY, COVER REVEAL & RELEASE DAY BLITZ – COME & COME BACK

EXCLUSIVE SMUTTY EXCERPT “So it’s hopeless?” She’s got a sad pouty face on and I’m suddenly tired of this depressing conversation. I stand up, cupping her ass to keep her body close to me, and then walk across the room to the hallway closest to the kitchen. There’s a bedroom down here I think. I walk with her head resting on my shoulder and stop at a door. “Open it,” I say. She leans down a little, making her still wet pussy rub against my stomach. The door swings open and presents the master bedroom. I walk her over to the bed and then ease her down gently, my legs straddling her hips as her body settles into the soft down comforter. “Nothing’s hopeless, Harp. But this is an area I forbid you to go. You’re not in charge of finding our future, I am.” “But what if you need… Read more »

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$25 GIVEAWAY and EXCERPT: No Apologies by Sybil Bartel

$25 GIVEAWAY and EXCERPT: No Apologies by Sybil Bartel

EXCERPT My perception of Carly was sweet and innocent and fragile. She was those things, but she was a whole lot more. And fuck if it wasn’t a total turn-on. Watching her ride today, with easy confidence, I got the impression she could do anything. She looked so fucking capable on that bike, like she’d been absent the day they dished out limitations and fears. I was almost intimidated by her. Worse, I liked her more every minute I spent with her. I pulled up to the restaurant, we walked in and grabbed a booth without speaking. Carly picked up the menu but was looking at me. “You’re quiet.” “I’m always quiet.” “No, you’re thinking about something. Spill it.” Why the fuck did I promise myself I’d be honest with her? “Why are you single?” “Being a cop’s daughter isn’t conducive to dating.” Yeah, not it. “He wasn’t that intimidating…. Read more »

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GIVEAWAY and EXCERPT: State of Pursuit by Summer Lane

GIVEAWAY and EXCERPT: State of Pursuit by Summer Lane

EXCERPT Here’s the thing that nobody tells you about being in love: It’s hard. Anything good in life takes work, and lately, a lot of blood, sweat and tears. My relationship with Chris Young has always been defined not just by mutual attraction, but by the fact that we were brought together in the middle of a post-apocalyptic warzone. Flowers and dinner dates? Never had those. Firefights and battle fatigue? That’s more like it. Wartime hardship has always been the dominating factor in our romance. It’s what brought us together, it’s what’s kept us together, and now…it’s what has torn us apart. Being separated from Chris is more difficult for me than being separated from my father. Because through everything, Chris has been the one that has kept my feet on the ground. He’s been the one to protect me, train me, and teach me how to survive. The fact… Read more »

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