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.

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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