Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Hot Summer Nights!

 
 
Welcome to the Hot Summer Nights Blog Hop! We're excited to have you join us. We are going to also offering two Grand Prizes!! In order for readers to take part, they must leave their name and email address in their comments. Two winners will be chosen at random and notified no later than May 31, 2013.

1st Grand Prize: (1) Kindle Fire!
2nd Grand Prize: (1) $100 Amazon Gift Card
 
In addition to these fabulous prizes, I'll be giving away a $10 Amazon gift card and some book swag to one commenter here!
 
I'm not such a fan of hot summer nights, unless they include a hot guy by my side! I have to put up with summer heat that threatens to melt me. For the most part, I try to stay inside where there's air conditioning!
 
But my characters, on the other hand....
 
In my upcoming book, Carry Me Home, the main characters have a few steamy summer nights, for sure! Jamie and Mary MacDougall have been married for years, but their marriage is on the verge of collapsing. Mary left town to "get away" and has now returned, six months later, to force Jamie to sign divorce papers. But Jamie has other plans. He knows they are meant to be together and he has every intention of reminding Mary of that. He concocts a plan for an intimate weekend filled with hot nights and sweet days, everything his bonnie lass needs to feel loved and cherished once again. Here's a short excerpt for you!
 
Beads of sweat gathered along Jamie’s collar. His outfit smothered him, but it had been worth every ounce of discomfort. The look on Mary’s face when she saw him in his kilt would live in his brain forever.

And her own dress had left him speechless. Aye, him. The silky fabric clinging to her
called to him, begged him to strip it off her. But he couldn’t. He had to bide his time. He absolutely could not mess this night up. It might be his only chance to save his marriage, to hold onto the woman who owned his heart.  
And so he’d pretended to be a complete gentleman all through dinner, had ignored his body’s urge to claim her once again, and had begun to believe he might have a chance to win her back.

While they waited for Berney to prepare the cranachan, one of her favorite songs came over the speakers. Aye, he’d planned the soundtrack for the evening, but he couldn’t have timed it better. As the first string of notes filled the air, she tilted her head to one side.

Jamie stood and held his hand out to her. "Come."

"What for?"

"A dance."

She hesitated, but only for a moment. As she slid her fingers in his and stood next to him, she said, "Only because you know how much I love this song."

"Fair enough." He tugged her into his arms. Her soft body entwined so perfectly with his, like the old days. They used to hold each other every chance they could get before their world fell apart. He brushed the back of his fingers against her cheek, along her jaw, down her neck. With his hand drifting to the nape of her neck and massaging there, he moved his mouth over her eyes, her nose, her lips. She opened
her mouth to him, invited his tongue with her own, taunting, teasing, playing like brand-new lovers getting to know each other. He supposed, in some ways, that was exactly what they were.

But he’d not rush them. The marriage had taken time to disintegrate. He’d not be able to sew it back together in one more night. Perhaps, though, a long weekend of loving memories would reopen the doors to their love.

He pleasured her mouth, matching her tongue strokes and then taking his away, giving and taking. When the song ended and Berney brought out their traditional Scottish dessert, he guided her back to the table.

And when the meal was completely finished, he escorted her to her hotel room door, kissed her on the cheek, and walked away. Why? Because that was what gentlemen did, and his lass deserved to be treated like a lady.


Now, here's your question for the Blog Hop: What's the steamiest night or steamiest couple you've read? Come on, now! I need some book recommendations! 
 
Leave a comment (with your name and email address) and be in the running for both my prize and one of the grand prizes!
 
Remember, the more you participate, the better your chances are of winning a prize! Visit our other authors, comment and get in the running!
 

36 comments:

  1. I would recommend The Bride of Larkspear by Sherry Thomas -- it's an e-novella that is part of her Fitzhugh series and was supposedly written by the hero of her third book, Tempting the Bride.

    Love your question -- will check in again soon to see other's recommendations. ^_^

    Thank you for the great giveaway!

    - Tin (khriscc at yahoo dot com)

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  2. If you like m/m romance or m/m/f menage, I'd recommend Damon Suede's HOT HEAD, Tara Lain's Genetic Attraction series, KA Mitchell's Florida series, and Evangeline Anderson's STR8TE BOYS.

    vitajex(at)aol(dot)com

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  3. Wow, love the book cover. Thanks for participating.

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  4. Nico Moore from Lisa Renee Jones' novel "Wicked Werewolf Night" is who I see hidden beneath Jamie's gentleman-like exterior. It's a great read.
    susan_franceesny[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  5. I have read so many steamy scenes with steamy couples that I couldn't pick! Maya Banks, Lora Leigh, Cherise Sinclair and Laurann Dohner write some very steamy scenes.

    susanmplatt AT Hotmail DOT com

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  6. Thanks for participating in the hop.
    Wendy Pogrant wpogrant@yahoo.com

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  7. Oooh, thanks for the all the recommendations!

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  9. I like the steamy scenes from the Sookie series!

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  10. I loved Dark Lover by JR Ward.
    magic5905 at embarqmail dot com

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  11. Gabriel's Mate by Tina Folsom is steamy hot.

    vampiremistress2010(at)gmail(dot)com

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  12. My Highland Love by Tarah Scott
    Kimberly Comeau
    casey 44 6 at hot mail dot c o m

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  13. I think my all time favorite hot couple would be Vane and Bride from Sherrilyn Kenyon"s Werehunter series. It's not incredibly graphic but the chemistry is off the page.

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  14. Hope you're managing to get round all the blog hoppers!

    margarita.felices01@gmail.com

    Literally Write

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  15. Thank you and GL to everyone! jmelter(at)gmail(dot)com

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  16. I am not a fan of hot summer nights either! I'd rather it be 60 degrees and chilly outside! Thanks for the giveaway!

    ehaney578 at aol dot com

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  17. Pretty much any Kristen Ashley book is really steamy!

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  18. Thanks for sharing the great giveaway Such amazing prizes! Very generous of you! Have a happy summer

    andralynn7 AT gmail DOT com

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  19. I have to go back to the classic black dagger brotherhood. They always get my pulse going neonangelwings(at)yahoo(dot)com veronica vaughn

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  20. Wow! I've got some GREAT recommendations here! Thanks for participating, everyone!

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  21. The Thoughtless series by S.C. Stephens and the Inside Out Series by Lisa Renee Jones.

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  22. Olivia Cunning's Sinners on Tour series, Lora Leigh's Men of August series....anything by Natasha Blackthorne.

    Thanks for the amazing giveaway!
    elizabeth @ bookattict . com

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  23. One book I remember reading that had a lot of hot steamy nights in it was COLT'S CHOICE by Patrice Michelle
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  24. Zsadist and Bella from the BDB series
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  25. Jacquelyn Frank's Nightwalkers series.
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  26. Any thing by Jacquelyn Frank's or D B Reynolds. That is hard because their are so many excellent Authors.

    strawberryrose@earthlink.net

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  27. I love Lover Awakened by JR Ward! Very steamy and sexy!
    kacidesigns AT yahoo DOT com

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  28. I would recommend Gena Showalter's Lords of the Underworld series and J.R. Ward's Black Dagger Brotherhood.
    Thanks for the great giveaway!
    bhometchko(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  29. Thank your for taking part in this hop. I would have to say Bianca and James in Up in the Air series by R.K. Lilley. Oh I love me some James.

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  30. don't like hot summer nights much actually, can't think of a steamy couple - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

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  31. I dont really have anything to recommend, sorry :(
    Thanks for the opportunity!
    farmaki(at)live(dot)com

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  32. This is a great giveaway dgaud12@sbcglobal.net

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  33. The books in the Dark-hunter series are all pretty steamy. Thanks for the giveaway.
    marlenebreakfield(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  34. Hi! I dont have a favorite steamy couple. But i do have series! :) I love Lorelei James Rough Riders, Maya Banks Sweet Series, Shayla Black writes some really good ones, and so many others! Thank you for taking part in this awesome hop! Its so much fun! Its wonderful meeting and seeing so many great people! :)
    shadowluvs2read(at)gmail(dot)com

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  35. I'm on a Crossfire obsession. So I'd recommend that series. Cannot get enough of Gideon!! His and Eva's relationship is definitely hot!

    xo_veronica16[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  36. You are putting me on the spot and of course now my mind is in a total blank! This is horrible. As for book recommendations I wish I knew what genre you enjoyed. One of my favorite book couples are Ty and Never from the Never Say Never Series by CM Stunich. They definitely get hot and dirty!

    Best wishes,
    Marlena
    charmedpoms(at)yahoo(dot)com

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