Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Sultry Summer Blog Hop September 11-16

Welcome to Sultry Summer Reads Blog hop. Now to be honest, I, for one, am ready to kick summer to the curb. It's been a long one, but you know what? We'll go out in style by celebrating this blog hop.


Check out all the details and prize list about this fab hop here on Safari Heat: http://safariheatbooktoursandauthorservices.blogspot.com/2013/07/sultry-summer-reads-blog-hop-sign-up.html

Be sure to check out all the fabulous authors and blogs participating! There are some HUGE prizes to be won and  some fun pages to check out.

Here's an example of what kind of comment to enter the hop with. It's important to leave an email address so that if you win something, you can easily be contacted.



Below is an example if what needs to be in your comment: 
Name: Carey Abbott
Email: careydoucet@yahoo.com
Comment: Great Post
Twitter: Followed
FaceBook: Followed or Liked
Blog: Followed
Are you a reader or Author: Author (This is important because we are giving away book covers.)
What Country are you in: United States

NOTE: You don't HAVE to do all of these things, but they do gain you extra entry :)


For my Summer Sultry Post I decided to share an excerpt of one of my books, Baby Stetson.  It's a pretty steamy kiss that makes lights up the night like a hot summer sky. :)  This scene is not that explicit and it has one curse word in it but it's fairly mild 





To give you a little background on the scene, Avery Callimer is with Lucas, looking for some late dinner at the inn her parents run, and she winds up with a big surprise when he kisses her- right there in the middle of the inn's kitchen!



“Wow.  This is a nice kitchen,” Lucas said, closing the door behind him.

Avery faced him.  “You like to cook?”

“Oh yeah.  I learned at a young age that I had to take care of myself, so I taught myself to cook.  Now it’s something I enjoy.”

“Are you good at it?”

“I’m good at a lot of things, Avery.”  Lucas closed the gap between them.

Too close, too close!

She couldn’t back up anymore, though.  Behind her was the counter.  Her back was already pressed up against it.  Lucas looked at her like he wanted to devour her.

“Lucas…”

“I know I need to stay away from you, Avery.  All I want is one kiss.  I’ve got to taste you.  Tell me no, right now, and I’ll back away.”

Lucas pressed his body to hers.  He slid his arms around her waist, pulling her to him.  His face, only inches from hers, lowered.  “Tell me now, Avery.  Because if you don’t, I’m going to kiss you.”

Don’t!  No!  Yes!  Do it!  No!

She couldn’t get the words out.  All she could think about were Lucas’s lips, mere inches from hers, sexy, tempting, inviting.  Avery opened her mouth to say something, but no words came out.

“I’m not supposed to be so attracted to you, Avery,” Lucas whispered, then his lips crashed down on hers.

He cupped her face, pulling her into his kiss.  She didn’t even have time to decipher what that comment meant.  Avery tilted her head upward, responding to his kiss.  She wrapped her arms around his broad shoulders as her fingers dug into them.  Holy hell, this  man  could  kiss.  The  deep  urgency  of  his kisses drove her mad.

“Lucas,” she muttered against his lips.  His touch was lethal.  It wasn’t supposed to feel this good.  Or amazing.  Or sensational.  Avery wasn’t supposed to react to him this way.  She didn’t even know this man!  Oh, but she knew his gaze, so intent on her, and she was fixated on him.

“Yes, Avery?”

He trailed kisses along her neck now.  Desire burned within, igniting quickly.  His lips were back on hers now.  He darted his tongue out, touching the corners of Avery’s lips, pushing his way in gently.  Avery opened for him, needing another taste.  Lucas’s erection pressed into her, only making her want him more.  She lost all senses, other than to kiss him.  Lucas hoisted her up, still pressing her against the counter.  Avery squealed and wrapped her legs around him.  More fiery kisses came next.  His tongue was gentle, daring, inquiring. “Avery.”  He moaned against her lips, nipping lightly.  “I want to take you to-”

They broke apart as the sound of loud voices neared.  Lucas put her down quickly and backed away from her.

“Oh shit.”  Avery giggled, heart thundering in her chest, and blood roaring in her ears.  That was close.  Had anyone come in to see them, especially her parents … she’d never live it down.  Need pooled within her, but the distraction was probably a good thing, otherwise she didn’t know what would have happened next.  She could almost picture what they might have-  No, no.  She wouldn’t have let things go that far, not here!

The fact that she had to convince herself of that meant that she very well might have given herself to Lucas, right then and there.  What was wrong with her?  She never lost that much sense, not for anything or anyone.

Emotions heightened, she fidgeted with her hair, smoothing it back and straightening her clothes as if nothing happened.  Lucas still stared at her, that look of lust in his eyes, and smiled.  “Well, that was fun,” he teased.  If he was trying to ease the tension, it worked.  Avery laughed out loud.  Inside, she wasn’t.  How could she lose control like that?



Check out all the other authors participating!



NYT Bestselling Author Maggie Shayne
http://maggieshayne.com/coffee-house-blog/962/

NYT and USA Today Bestselling Author Dianne Duvall
dianneduvall.blogspot.com

Marlie Bridges
http://marliebridges.com

DA Berry
daberryauthor.wordpress.com
JA Garland
http://jagarland.blogspot.com/2013/09/sultry-summer-reads-blog-hop.html

Karen Rose Smith

http://happilyeverafter-cgtetreault.blogspot.com/2013/09/sultry-summer-reads-blog-hop.html

Carole Avila
http://caroleavilablog.wordpress.com/

John Klawitter
www.johnklawitter.blogspot.com 

Bella Street
http://bellastreetwrites.blogspot.com/2013/09/sultry-summer-reads-blog-hop-stop.html

Lyndi Lamont
http://www.lyndilamont.com/blog

Brenda Dyer
http://www.brendamdyer.blogspot.com
Nikki Lynn Barrett
http://www.nikkilynnbarrett.blogspot.com

http://bobbiromans.wordpress.com/2013/03/15/welcome-to-the-yakpad/

Susan Mac Nichol
http://susanmacnicol.wordpress.com/2013/09/11/safari-heat-blog-hop-sept-11-16th/


Melissa Keir


29 comments:

  1. Jean Patton
    skpetal at hotmail dot com
    Oh nice excerpt, want to read more!
    Blog follow GFC JeanMP
    Reader
    USA

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  2. Name: Catrina Barton
    Email: bidelia78@yahoo.com
    Comment: Awesome giveaway! Thanks so much for the opportunities.
    Twitter: followed, @KittyB78
    Facebook: liked and followed
    Blog: followed
    I am a reader, and a published author
    I live in the USA.

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  3. Steamy excerpt - and thanks for the giveaway!
    cjburright@live.com
    Followed your blog, liked your FB page, and sent a friend request :)
    I'm a U.S. reader and author

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  4. Name: Sue Sattler
    Email: proudarmymom32(at)yahoo(dot)com
    Comment: Loved the excerpt, another great book to add to my list. Thank you.
    Blog: Followed
    Are you a reader or Author: Reader
    What Country are you in: United States

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  5. Name: Amanda Arrington
    Email: alarrington84@gmail.com
    Comment: Nice Read
    Are you a reader or Author: Reader
    What Country are you in: United States

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  6. Thanks for sharing your post, the hop and the giveaways. Eva Millien evamillien at gmail dot com Facebook - followed; Blog follow by GFC; Reader; US

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  7. Great giveaway with a lot of authors.

    Elizabeth Gray
    elizabethgr@sbcglobal.net

    I'm a reader
    I'm in the United States

    • Extra Entries:
    +1 Follow my blog

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    1. Elizabeth you have won four bookmarks from bestselling author Lara Adrian! Congrats!

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  8. ELF
    elewkf1 at yahoo dot com

    What a great way to learn about new authors, thanks for the giveaway

    I'm a reader/reviewer (among other things) in the U.S.
    I followed the blog but don't FB or Tweet

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  9. I would love to win and review your book. I am a reader/reviewer. I live in US. I follow the blog
    jrs362 at Hotmail dot come
    Jane Squires

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  10. Sebella Blue
    blueshedevil32 AT gmail DOT com
    Wow, that is an excellent way to start my day. That kiss was incendiary.
    Twitter - @blueshedevil32
    Blog -GFC
    Reader
    USA

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

    I liked the excerpt!

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  12. Time to giveaway another prize! WooHoo! We are giving away a signed copy of Blood Destiny by bestselling author Tessa Dawn. This is an amazing series! And the winner is...Amy Hart! Congrats Amy!

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  13. 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

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  14. Name: Catrina Barton
    Email: bidelia78@yahoo.com
    Comment: Great giveaways! Thanks for the opportunities.
    Twitter: Followed
    FaceBook: Followed or Liked
    Blog: Followed
    Are you a reader or Author: Author
    What Country are you in: United States

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  15. Hello, Sweetcheeks. Just thought I'd drop by and say howdy. I loved your excerpt!

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  16. Name: Kathy Osborn
    Email: koala571@msn.com
    Comment: Wonderful giveaway and blurb. Thanks for the hop.
    Twitter: Followed
    FaceBook: Liked
    Blog: Followed GFC
    Are you a reader or Author: Reader
    What Country are you in: United States

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  17. Thanks for participating in the hop.

    I am a reader residing in the US.

    pjmillion (at) comcast (dot) net

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  18. 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

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  19. Hot excerpt! Hope everyone enjoys the Hop! I tweeted.

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  20. Name: Joy Flynn
    Email: magic5905 at embarqmail dot com
    Comment: Thanks for the great hop.
    Blog: Followed
    Are you a reader or Author: Reader
    What Country are you in: United States

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  21. Name: Amanda Arrington
    Email: alarrington84@gmail.com
    Comment: nice read!
    FaceBook: liked
    Blog: Followed
    Are you a reader or Author: Reader
    What Country are you in: United States

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  22. 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

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  23. Name:Virginia Horton
    Email:lead AT hotsheet DOT com
    Comment:This book sound interesting
    Blog:Following this blog GFC Quilt Lady
    Twitter:
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    Are you a Reader or Author Reader
    What country are you in: USA

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  24. 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

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  25. 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

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