Thursday, December 6, 2012

Christmas Wishes Blog Hop



Seasons Greetings!

I'm taking part in the Christmas Wishes Blog Hop.

The Blog Hop hosts are giving away Grand Prizes of  a Kindle Paperwhite, aNook Glow, and a $90 choice gift card for either Amazon or Barnes and Noble. Both eReaders will come with a book bundle!!
 
Click on the Christmas Wishes Blog Hop button above to check it out!
 
 
I'll offer up a $5 gift card to either Dunkin Donuts or Starbucks to a random poster who leaves me a comment  about either LIGHTNING or THUNDER, my sizzling hot paranormal 1Night Stand stories for Decadent Publishing.
 
Here are the excerpts, blurbs, buy links and trailers!
 
 
 
 
BLURB:
In mystic Sleepy Hollow, succubus Lily Night put her prom date, Campbell Jones, into a coma after a night of wild, unbridled sex. She has steered clear of mortals ever since, afraid of damaging them or worse, not to mention the inconvenience of knocking out the power every time they have sex.
 
Successful architect Campbell Jones has lived with strange powers and a sexy secret since that prom night. He’s buried himself in work to forget the woman who’d dumped him at the ER then vanished from his life without a trace.
Neither Lily nor Campbell have forgotten that night or the love they’d shared. Will a 1Night Stand help them bury their past?


EXCERPT:
“A little higher and more to the left.”
Lily Night narrowed her eyes as the building maintenance man shifted her framed diploma on the freshly-painted wall opposite her desk. She tried not to ogle the firm ass encased in a pair of tight jeans or the way the man’s shoulder muscles rippled beneath his T-shirt.
Maybe if I pop an Altoid, I’ll have an excuse to wipe away the drool.
She refrained from jumping the handsome worker dude’s bones. The last time she’d dallied with a human, the encounter had not gone well. Vivid images of that long ago prom night bombarded her. Campbell Jones had been a young, strapping, hunk-and-a-half football player and they’d started their date full of hope and expectation and lust. When he’d adjusted the fragrant gardenia corsage on her wrist, she’d inhaled his crisp, citrus scent and thought she might swoon at the sight of him in his tux. The black material stretched across broad shoulders that mirrored the promise of the bruising man he’d be in his prime. But she’d all but sucked him dry as flashes of lightning crackled over their heads. By the time dawn painted the sky, she’d turned him into a mere shadow of his former self. Literally.
And briefly knocked out cell phone service in the lower Hudson Valley, as well.
She’d sworn off humans ever since. Instead, she pulled all-nighter after all-nighter to evade the dreams in which men called to her—and to avoid the university dating scene that inevitably led to frequent and addicting sex.
Mortals. Bleh.
 
And here are the deets for THUNDER, my second 1Night Stand story!
BLURB:
Lonely young witch, Veronica Hardwicke, has struggled to get on with her life after the death of the elderly husband who’d left her a fortune and a sprawling estate in mystical Sleepy Hollow. When frightening things go bump in the night on a stormy Fourth of July, who better to call than the sexy developer and contractor, Sean Jones, who's been renovating her mansion for months?
Sean may grace the tabloid pages with a different supermodel on his arm every night, but it's Veronica who drives him nuts. Ignoring his instinct to stay away, he answers her summons.
Will the thundering passion of their 1Night Stand tear down the barriers between them?
EXCERPT:
Veronica paced back and forth in the grand entry foyer of the Belmont mansion, the kitten heels of her Prada mules clacking on the marble floors.
The rest of the place might not be finished, but she’d insisted on having a few rooms completed, so at least she felt like she was living in a home, rather than a massive, never-ending construction project. Well, her contractor had insisted, even though working around the main entrance and central hallway created more work for him and his crew. But she was forced to admit he was right.
Her cell phone chimed on top of the antique credenza shoved flush against one wall. She leaped for it. Probably Geneviève, to regale her with all the fun she was having in Paris. Or Sean, to advise her he couldn’t make it after all. She sighed and read the text message on the small screen.
Congratulations, Veronica. 1Night Stand has found your date. Have a good time.
With both anxiety and mounting excitement, she stared at the screen and waited. No other info. Outside in the night, thunder boomed. She jumped then laughed at herself.
Ghosts are one thing, but freaking out at the weather now? Cripes, you really do need this date!
She let her imagination run wild, then texted back for more details:
When? Where? Who?
An insistent pounding at the front door jarred her out of her fantasy. She swung the door open on another explosive crack of thunder.
Sean stood on her doorstep, his soaked T-shirt molding sculpted pecs and abs, his drenched hair flattened over his brow. Rain poured down as he fiddled with his iPhone, a bemused expression on his face. Behind him, jagged arrows of lightning tore the dark sky. He glared at the screen, glanced at her in confusion, then back at the screen.
Veronica’s own phone pinged again. Thunder roared. She read the message in disbelief.
You’re looking at him.
 

19 comments:

Raonaid Luckwell said...

Hope you and yours have a great holiday!
Raonaid at gmail dot com

laurie said...

thank you very much for the wonderful blog hop and great giveaway

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Kirsten! said...

These sound steamy, I'll DEFINITELY be checking them out :)

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Natasha said...

Thanks for the chance to win!
natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

Ann Montclair said...

Such fun finding new authors. Great hopping with you!

--Ann Montclair

Karen Michelle Nutt said...

I love the covers and the titles! Both sound fantastic. I think Lightning is my favorite here-- I'm a sucker for second chances.

SheriV said...

What a cool premise. I really want to read Lightning

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K. April Holgate said...

I just finished Lightning and would love to win Thunder! It looks awesome! If not I will have to wait until Xmas!
Thanks for the giveaway!!

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Nay Nay said...

Merry Christmas! I love blog hops and this one is HUGE! Loved the blurb for Lightning and Thunder. I really like the 1NS series. Both Lightning and Thunder are on my wishlist. Hopefully I'll win both of them here. :) Hope you have a wonderful holiday. Thanks for being part of the hop and for the chance to win. <^_^>
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barbara said...

Loved both excerpts. Will be adding to my TBR list. Thanks for the giveaway!
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Book Attict said...

Both Lightning and Thunder sound like amazing reads! Happy Holidays and thanks for the amazing excerpts and giveaway!

elizabeth @ bookattict . com

Anonymous said...

OMG I want to put someone in a coma with my sexual prowess! HAHAHAHAHA Whew Steamy!

Your prize makes me want to cry. I moved to Southern Indiana about five years ago and there are NO Dunkin Donuts here. I know, how is that even possible right? At least they make the ground beans at the store now.

Thanks so much for being a part of the hop and sharing with us!

Merry Christmas,
Marlena
charmedpoms(at)yahoo(dot)com

Urb said...

"Mortals. Bleh." Lol, I agree sometimes. Sounds wickedly funny! I love blog hops, thanks for joining.

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JanD said...

I haven't read a book with a succubus as a heroine.
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Stephanie Huff said...

Both excerpts sound interesting. I can only think of one other book I've read about a succubus, but it seems like they are a paranormal creature that is starting to get a bit more attention.

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Sassy Chassy said...

Thunder sounds really good!!!

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Kate said...

Sounds intriguing! Happy holidays!
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annewalker said...

Sounds fun indeed!
there are many christmas wishes out there, but many people, including me enjoy funny christmas wishes. Sending one for you! Merry Christmas.

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