Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Sultry Summer Nights Blog Hop





Sultry Summer Nights Blog Hop

All the rules and how the hop will work it listed on the Safari Heat site. Follow the link below.
http://safariheatbooktoursandauthorservices.blogspot.com

The Grand Prize Is A Kindle Fire HD 7”. Second Prize Is a 100.00 Gift Card to Amazon or B&N. Plus books to go on the winner’s new Kindle.  Sorry, to be eligible to win the grand prizes you must be a resident from Canada or the United States.

Hello, and welcome all to my site. So glad you made it. So, let’s get started.

When Carey asked me to join in this blog hop, the first thing that popped into my head was a couple lines from an old Honeymoon Suite song: Hot summer nights. Storms clouds in the air. My eyes felt so heeeeavy...LOL, I can’t remember any more of it. I think the title is New Girl Now, but don’t quote me on that. I could look it up, but I’m lazy, lol.

So, enough of this crap. Let’s move on and get down to business—to why you’re here. You are busy and have a lot of stops to make to ensure you win the grand prizes—which I are listed above. I’ll leave a list of other daily prizes to be won at the end of this post.

Today I’m going to talk about my paranormal romance novel, Love’s Prophecy. It takes place in the summer, and man, some of the scenes are definitely sultry!
So, without further ado, I’ll leave you with a small excerpt. I kept the scene clean—no sex, lol. I decided to showcase a scene where the two main characters—Mel and Breeana—take a stroll through the beautiful gardens at the Base on a sultry summer evening.






Love’s Prophecy:

Breeana stepped out onto the veranda and her breath caught. “Oh, my God! The gardens belong in a fairytale.”
Mel stood beside her. He had seen the gardens a million times, but had never given much thought to them. Flowers bloomed everywhere, filling the night with a riot of color and sweet perfume. Pots filled with large ferns adorned every corner on the veranda and two urns, overflowing with brightly colored petunias, were placed on either side of the opening to the stairs leading down to the yard.
He let Breeana take the lead. She stopped, standing on the circular driveway and glanced over her shoulder. “The house is beautiful, but this,” she held her arms out wide, twirling in a circle, “is exquisite.”
He tried to imagine seeing the grounds through her eyes. He was struck by how picturesque it all was. The driveway meandered down until it came to a wrought iron gate standing twelve feet high with tall spikes gracing the top. Beyond the manicured lawns and many flower gardens, the wrought iron fence proceeded, surrounding the half-acre property. A dense forest made up of pine, cedar, fir, and maple trees went on for miles until it met the gravel road.
Breeana slipped her hand into his, lacing their fingers.
They wandered down a brick path flanked with LED lights, and glowing white daisies. Moonlight bathed the path in a soft gray light. The large trees lining the fence sparkled with thousands of twinkling lights, like stars that had fallen and gotten tangled in their branches.
Breeana bent and picked a daisy. She plucked the petals off one by one. “He loves me, he loves me not.” She laughed as she glanced at him. “Did you ever play this game when you were a child?”
“What game is that?”
“You pick the petals off a daisy saying, he loves me, he loves me not. When you come to the last petal, it tells you whether or not he cares about you.”
“Does it work?”
“Honestly? I don't know.” She pitched the flower and clasped his hand again.
I love her. How can I let her go?
The day she left would be the day his heart would wither up and die. Yet, she was too good for the likes of him and his world was no good for her. And because he loved her, he would let her go.

My question to you all is, have you ever taken a moonlit stroll through a garden?
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Here is a list of the wonderful prizes that will be given away each day throughout the hop:




Hop Giveaway Schedule
Sept. 11th.
Signed Swag Pack: Dianne Duvall
Signed Book: Crush by Alan Jacobson
Signed Book: The Look of Love By Bella Andre
Signed Book: Coming Clean by Sue Margolis
Signed Book: Murder Most Foul by JoAnne Myer
Pre-Made Book Cover: Carey Abbott
Signed Book: Release Me by J. Kenner
Sept. 12th.
Signed Rack Card: Bobby Romans
Signed Book: Sleep With The Lights On By Maggie Shayne
Signed Book: Blood Destiny by Tessa Dawn
Signed Book: The Rancher She Loved by Ann Roth
Singed Book: Love’s Prophecy by Brenda Dyer
Signed Book: Billion-Dollar Cowboy by Carolyn Brown
Signed Book: Against the Mark by Kat Martin
Sept. 13th.
Five-Dollar Gift Card to Are: Dynese Bridger
Signed Book: Perfect Mate by Mina Carter
Signed Book: Ruthless by Debra Webb
Signed Book: Coming Clean by Sue Margolis
Five-Dollar Gift Card: Carey Abbot/Tabitha Blake
Signed Book: Coming Clean by Sue Margolis
Sept. 14th.
Swag Pack: TG Ayer
Signed Book: Darker After Midnight by Lara Adrian
Signed Book: Darkness Rises by Dianne Duvall
Signed Book: Skin Deep T.G. Ayer
Three Bookmarks: Lara Adrian
Pre-Made Book Cover: Carey Abbott
Signed Book: Poems by JoAnne Myers
Sept. 15th.
Three Book Marks: Lara Adrian
Signed Book: Sleep With The Lights On By Maggie Shayne
Signed ARC Copy: Born in Blood by Alexandra Ivy
Signed Book: Like Humans Do by Daryn Cross
Pre-Made Book Cover: Carey Abbott
Signed Book: Coming Clean by Sue Margolis
Sept. 16th.
Kindle Giveaway Plus E-Books
100.00 Gift Card

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66 comments:

Ella Quinn - Romance Novelist said...

Loved your post. I tweeted.

Brenda said...

Ella, you are sweeter than night blooming flowers--and they are sweet, lol.

Thank you.

Jean MP said...

Jean Patton
skpetal at hotmail dot com
In answer to your question, yes have taken a moonlight stroll through a garden, but the bugs were so bad, it didn't last long.
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Brenda said...

LOL, Jean, I know what you mean.
Thanks for stopping by!

kittyb78 said...

Name: Catrina Barton
Email: bidelia78@yahoo.com
Comment: Awesome giveaway! Thanks so much for the opportunities.
Yup I've taken moonlight strolls through the garden, but never on a beach.
Twitter: followed, @KittyB78
Facebook: liked and followed
Blog: followed
I am a reader and a published author
I live in the USA.

Brenda said...

Hey, Kittyb78--so nice to see you!
Thanks for stopping by.
I haven't taken a moonlit stroll on a beach either--but one of these days I'm going to.

Rosanna Leo said...

You know I'm already a humungous fan, Brenda, but have a wonderful hop! Just poppin' in to say hi!

D'Ann said...

Nice one! I don't think I've ever taken a stroll through a garden at night...unless my own counts?

Gail R said...

Gail R

Moonfairy521@aol.com

ive taken a midnight stroll on the beach but alas never in a garden :)

Brenda said...

Rosanna, I'll be popping in to say howdy on your site too.
Thanks for coming by!

Brenda said...

LOL, D'Ann, of course your garden counts!
Walking through my garden in the evenings is one of the main reasons why I like to plant daisies--they glow so pretty at night.

Brenda said...

Gail, I've never taken a moonlit stroll on the beach, lol.

Jessica said...

Moonlit walks, yes... but never through a garden.

Thanks for being part of this blog hop

jrryba(at)gmail(dot)com

Brenda said...

Thank you, Jessica for stopping by. Gardens are so beautiful on a warm summer evening.

CJ Burright said...

Thinking of moonlight walks, I once took a long walk on a Hawaii beach with a guy I met there from England. English accent, sand, waves, moonlight...oh, yeah. :) Thanks for the giveaway!
cjburright@live.com
Liked on FB, followed blog by email
I'm a U.S. reader and author

Sheri Fredricks said...

Hoppin' here to say HI!! I'm already a fan of yours everywhere but am throwing in my email to win that prize!
sherifredricks @ sherifredricks.com

And it was a moonlit horseback ride in the hills with the Hubs, not a stroll through a garden. It sounds more romantic than it really was.

Sue Sattler said...

Name: Sue Sattler
Email: proudarmymom32@yahoo.com
Comment: I love moonlight strolls through the garden.
Blog: followed
I am a reader
I live in the USA.

Brenda said...

LOL, CJ--that sounds like the ultimate moonlight stroll!
Thanks for dropping by!

Brenda said...

AHH, there's my sweet Sheri!
A moonlit horseback ride does sound romantic, but since I know what horses are like...lol, yeah, I'm sure more attention was paid on the horses than romance, hehehehehe.

Amanda Arrington said...

Name: Amanda Arrington
Email: alarrington84@gmail.com
Comment: I have taken a moon light stroll at the beach, but never a garden. Just figured Id answer the question. ;)
FaceBook: Liked
Are you a reader or Author: Reader
What Country are you in: United States

Nancy S. Goodman said...

Great post, Brenda! Love moonlight...I tweeted

Eva Millien said...

No I haven't had the pleasure of a moonlit stroll in a garden, maybe one day. Thanks for sharing the hop and the giveaways. Eva Millien evamillien at gmail dot com Facebook - following; blog follow by GFC; Reader; US

Brenda said...

Sue, so do I. If you have white flowers planted in your garden, they glow at night. Also, I find some flowers give off such a beautiful fragrance at night--maybe to attract nocturnal bugs.

Brenda said...

Thanks, Amanda.
One day I will take a stroll along the beach in the evening.

Brenda said...

Thank you, Nancy.
I love the moonlight as well.

Brenda said...

Thank you, Eva for stopping by and posting a comment!

Carey Abbott said...

Time to giveaway on of my favorite prizes a beautiful silver charm bracelet made by bestselling author Shannon Butcher. And the winner is...Amanda Arrington! Congrats!

bn100 said...

bn
bn100candg at hotmail dot com
No, I haven't
Reader
US

Brenda said...

LOL, yay Amanda Arrington! That's so awesome!
Carey, you are like a gift-giving angel! I hope to see you back to deliver more prizes.

Brenda said...

bn100--it's so good to see you here.
Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment!

Sebella Blue said...

Sebella Blue
blueshedevil32 AT gmail
I have often taken long night walks through our town's arboretum. The fragrance is unbelievable.
Twitter - @blueshedevil32
Blog - GFC followed
Reader
USA

Michelle Willms said...

I can't remember taking a moonlit stroll through a garden, but I've taken a moonlit stroll through a park with beautiful flowers, or through an immaculately groomed yard with exquisite flowers in the South, which I suppose would be considered a "garden" elsewhere in the world. Thanks for the giveaway. michelle_willms@yahoo.com

squiresj said...

I have never taken a moonlight stroll through a garden - not got any gardens nice enough.
I am a reader/reviewer. Not a fan of paranormal but daughter is.
I live in US
jrs362 at Hotmail dot com
follow blog of original person

Amy Hart said...

Name: Amy Hart
Email: amhart311@gmail.com
Twitter: followed @momof3harts
FaceBook: followed Amy Hart
Blog: Followed
I am a reader and live in the USA

No, I've never had the opportunity to take a stroll in a garden under the moon light.

Theresa said...

No I haven't, but it sounds romantic! fischert484@gmail.com

Brenda said...

Sebella, flowers give off such a beautiful fragrance in the evening.
Thanks for stopping by.

Brenda said...

Michelle, that sounds lovely!
Thank you so much for coming by and leaving a comment!

Brenda said...

squiresj, thank you so much for stopping by today!

Brenda said...

Amy, thank you very much! I appreciate you stopping by.

JC Jones said...

Name: Jo Jones
Email: jonesjnd@yahoo.com
Comment: Great Post Love the Give Away
Twitter: Followed
FaceBook: Followed or Liked
Blog: Followed
Reader
What Country are you in: United States

Smart Ass Sara said...

Name: Sara Strand
Email: sarastrand9438@hotmail.com
Comment: Great Post
FaceBook: Liked
Blog: Followed
Are you a reader or Author: Reader!
What Country are you in: United States

You know I'm a huge fan! :)

Brenda said...

Theresa, walking through a garden in the evening with a loved one can be very romantic. The moon, the flowers, the stars...lol, yes very romantic.

Brenda said...

Thank you, JC for stopping by!

Brenda said...

AHHHH, my sweet, sweet Smart Ass Sara. So good to see you here! Thank you so much for stopping by!

Catrina Barton said...

Name: Catrina Barton
Email: bidelia78@yahoo.com
Comment: Great giveaways! Thanks for the opportunities. In the garden? Yup. Never on the beach yet.
Twitter: Followed
FaceBook: Followed or Liked
Blog: Followed
Are you a reader or Author: Author
What Country are you in: United States

Brenda said...

Hello, Catrina--love your name. I may have to use it in one of my books, lol.
Thank you for stopping by!

Kathy Osborn said...


Name: Kathy Osborn
Email: koala571@msn.com
Comment: Wonderful giveaway and blurb. I did in college and when I was dating my husband. I think it is the most romantic thing to do.
Thanks for the hop.
Twitter: Followed
FaceBook: Liked
Blog: Followed GFC and email
Are you a reader or Author: Reader
What Country are you in: United States

Carey Abbott said...

Time to giveaway another prize! YEAH! We are giving away a ebook of Skin Deep by T.G. Ayer. And the winner is..Kathy Osborn! Congrats!

Brenda said...

Congratulations, Kathy!!! And thank you ever so much for stopping by my site!

Pam said...

A moonlight stroll...no, but a walk on the beach at sunset.

Thanks for participating in the hop.

I am a reader residing in the US.

pjmillion (at) comcast (dot) net

Catrina Barton said...

Name: Catrina Barton
Email: bidelia78@yahoo.com
Comment: Enjoying the hop. Thanks. :)
Twitter: Followed
FaceBook: Followed or Liked
Blog: Followed
Are you a reader or Author: Author
What Country are you in: United States

Catrina Barton said...

Hey Brenda, thank you. Daddy misspelled it on the BC {thank God, lol} so it's unique. I've only ever met one other person {another writer ;)} with the same spelling. :)

Brenda said...

Pam, thank you so much for stopping by my site!

Brenda said...

LOL, your dad's mistake is your good fortune. Seriously, I love your name so much.

magic5905 said...

Name: Joy Flynn
Email: magic5905 at embarqmail dot com
Comment: No, I have not as of yet but would like to.
Twitter: Followed
FaceBook:Liked
Blog: Followed
Are you a reader or Author: Reader
What Country are you in: United States

Amanda Arrington said...

Name: Amanda Arrington
Email: alarrington84@gmail.com
Comment: Thank you for participating in the hop!
FaceBook: liked
Blog: Followed
Are you a reader or Author: Reader
What Country are you in: United States

Catrina Barton said...


Name: Catrina Barton
Email: bidelia78@yahoo.com
Comment: Thank you for taking time to participate in this hop.
Twitter: Followed
FaceBook: Followed or Liked
Blog: Followed
Are you a reader or Author: Author
What Country are you in: United States

Brenda said...

Hello, Joy. Thanks so much for stopping by!

Quilt Lady said...

Name:Virginia Horton
Email:lead AT hotsheet DOT com
Comment:This book sound interesting I have not been on a moonlight stroll
Blog:Following this blog GFC Quilt Lady
Twitter:
Facebook:
Are you a Reader or Author Reader
What country are you in: USA

Amanda Arrington said...

Name: Amanda Arrington
Email: alarrington84@gmail.com
Comment: still enjoying the hop!
Twitter: Followed
FaceBook: Liked
Blog: Followed
Are you a reader or Author: Reader
What Country are you in: United States

Catrina Barton said...


Name: Catrina Barton
Email: bidelia78@yahoo.com
Comment: Thank you for taking time to participate in this hop. It's been a blast!
Twitter: Followed
FaceBook: Followed or Liked
Blog: Followed
Are you a reader or Author: Author and Reader. :P
What Country are you in: United States

Carey Abbott said...

Sherri you have won a free premade ebook cover from me! WooHoo! Congrats!

Brenda said...

Thank you all for participating in the Sultry Summer reads blog hop--and thank you for stopping by my site and leaving a comment. I appreciate you all so much.
I will pick the winner soon.

Brenda said...

Congratulations, Sheri!

Brenda said...

The winner from my site--picked by random.org--is CJ Burright.

I'll contact you about your G.C

Thank you for participating!
Thank you all!

Brenda said...

Click to see the winners of the grand prizes, plus so much more.

http://safariheatbooktoursandauthorservices.blogspot.com/2013/07/sultry-summer-reads-blog-hop-sign-up.html#comment-form