Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Summer Seduction Blog Hop August 14-21, 2013

My short, "My Parisian Sabbatical," is featured in the August, 2013 issue of Hidden Desires Romance  eMagazine available through this link - http://www.valterramagazines.com/.  It's FREE!

If you leave a comment and your email address on
this post, one person will be eligible to win a
pdf copy of my erotic contemporary M/F,
Home to Stay
 
EXCERPTS


 
HANK'S STORY - Hank Crossman lost almost every person he ever loved - by the time he was 18. 

Excerpt
     During the funeral, he sat in the woods outside the church leaning against a tree trunk, grinding his back over the rough bark like some sort of medieval flagellation. It was his fault. Ricky would have known better than to dive in if he’d been there. He was probably showing off. He choked back the agony of imagining Ricky inside the coffin. They’d never go tramping through the woods, never play dumb video games in Ricky’s basement. He’d never see his floppy blond hair and happy blue eyes, never have a friend again. That was for sure. He’d never get that close to anyone again.
And he never intended to come back to Parkersburg after college, but got sucked in when a judge refused to release his good-for-nothing father from rehab unless a family member vouched for him.
 
His grief and guilt lead him to the Marines where he lost his heart to the innocent victims of war.  He thought he'd left his hometown forever, but his conscience forced him to return to take care of his alcoholic father.  If he had to be home, at least he was safely ensconced in his career as a lawman.  For a long time, he was able to do his job and still cut himself off from any personal relationships.  Nickie Grace changed all that. 
Excerpt
     Hands shaking and in a rush, she hooked the snap between her breasts, jiggling a little to settle herself in the cups. She rubbed at the burning prickles on the back of her neck. Crossman. It was Crossman. She knew it was him before she turned around.
He stared at her from the darkened hallway, his rapt gaze heating her skin. She crossed her arms over her breasts. To give the devil his due, he drew his gaze up to her face. She wondered if he was married, because the way he looked at her made her hope he wasn’t.

 
NICKIE'S STORY - Nickie Grace’s ex was the quintessential cheating bastard. Rehabbing her great-aunt’s house in Parkersburg, Iowa would be her refuge from her feeling of failure.  Until someone started playing “pranks” on her, and Hank, the cop, started wanting to protect her.
Excerpt
     “Could your ex be behind the pranks?” Hank asked quietly, his voice breaking the silence.
     Her gaze jerked back to him. “No, it’s not his style. And besides, why would he? He doesn’t care.”
     “Are you sure? Some men don’t like to lose what they consider their property. What does he do?”
     “No, it’s not him. I’m sure of it. He’s glad to be rid of me.” It was hard to sniffle back tears quietly so he wouldn’t hear.
     “What’s his name, Nickie?”
     “Why? It doesn’t matter. It’s not him.”
     “You don’t know that for sure.”
     Oh, God. Why would Rod do this? He wouldn’t. What would be the point? He’s proud and arrogant but not possessive. She was sure it wasn’t him, but Hank had put doubts in her mind.
     “Okay, I’ll find out who’s doing this, though.” He pushed off the railing and strode toward her.

She intends to keep Hank at a distance until one night they dance and being in his arms felt soooo good.
Excerpt
     She looked down but only saw their chests pressed together. God Almighty, he was hard-muscled and broad-chested, and she could feel his erection riding against her belly. Her lashes dipped automatically and her stomach muscles heated and flowed moltenly like a warm chocolate cake with a hot fudge center. What in the name of…what was she going to do? Rod had shaken her with his phone call. All she’d wanted was to get out of the house and get the sound of her ex-husband’s voice out of her head, but she wasn’t going to get in the middle of someone else’s relationship again.
     She stared into the open neck of Hank’s uniform shirt. Big mistake. The hollow of his throat, the beating pulse there that she could see so up close and personal, tempted her until she had to bite her tingling lips to keep from pressing them on his skin.
     He ducked his head next to hers, his lips hovered on her neck. “You smell good.” He shrugged, urging her arm up over his shoulder.
 

And if you like faery tales, "Winning Violetta," a super sensual faery tale, is now for sale at Amazon here - http://amzn.to/18Yf05q. 
  

Blurb 

Rose and Hyacinth—how can two such well meaning, but hapless faery god sisters meddle in one princess’s life without causing complete chaos?

King Eric promised Princess Violetta she would choose her own husband, then breaks that promise. He offers her hand in marriage to the winner of the joust in return for the knight’s support in war against his enemy. Chafing at this, Violetta, an expert with bow and arrow, accidentally shoots one of the competitors. She can’t believe the effeminate knight is also the most handsome man she’s ever seen. Knowing she shouldn’t, she still surrenders to his seduction, hungering for his kisses and caresses.

Prince Colin, on a spy mission, disguises himself as an outrageous fop. The last thing he expects to find is the beautiful, passionate princess. He treads a fine line fighting attraction to her and loyalty to his father. Then his mission turns from spy to love, and he must reveal his true identity risking a trip to the dungeon.

Will Colin’s honesty destroy their future? Will Violetta let go of her feelings of anger and betrayal? Two faery god sisters certainly hope so.
 
As a bonus, the same winner of Home to Stay will win 
a pdf of the newly released
erotic faery tale M/F, Winning Violetta.  Good luck!
 

Jane Leopold Quinn
My Romance: Love With a Scorching Sensuality

34 comments:

  1. The covers are amazing and the excerpts were brilliant! kbinmich@yahoo.com

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    1. Thank you, Kimberly! And thanks for commenting.

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  2. These books look amazing !
    Thanks for the chance to win both. : )

    stamper_sierra@yahoo.com

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    1. You're welcome, Sierra. Thanks for commenting.

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  3. Winning Violetta sounds fantastic. Thanks for participating!
    jess820 at gmail dot com

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    1. Jessi, thanks to you. I loved writing Violetta and her faery godsisters!

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  4. More books to add to my wishlist. LOL
    Thanks for being part of the hop and for the chance to win. <^_^>
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  5. Home to Stay sounds hot! Thank you for the chance to win it.
    Email: aznangel_dd@hotmail.com

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    1. Yup, Home to Stay IS hot. ;-) My specialty. The cover doesn't hurt the eyes.

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  6. I love blog hops. They are so much fun./ Thanks so much
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    1. Hi Debby. Lots of good information and books on these hops.

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  7. hot cover!!! yummy n.kuhn.acn@gmail.com

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    1. Thanks, Nicole. I absolutely love the Home to Stay cover. Thanks for commenting.

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  8. Great excerpts, tease me, want to read more.
    Love the covers!
    skpetal at hotmail dot com

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  9. Thanks for the giveaway!
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  10. Thanks for participating

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  11. The excerpts are great. Thanks for the hop and giveaway.
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    1. Thank you, Kathy, and thanks for commenting.

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  12. Thanks for the giveaway.
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  13. Both books sound great!

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  14. Thanks for participating in the hop.

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  15. Sounds great! Thanks for sharing the hop and the giveaway. evamillien at gmail dot com

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  16. Great cover! Thanks for participating in the hop!
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  17. Thank you for the hop and giveaway, kamclauc AT gmail DOT com

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