Sunday, May 19, 2013

Wet and Wild Blog Hop!!

Welcome to my stop on Skye Warren's Wet and Wild Blog Hop!!!

Memorial Day is just around the corner and you know what that means... time to start stocking up on beach reads for summer vacation!!! :-D

All of my Heat Wave Series books are set along the North and South Carolina coast, the perfect setting for getting you in a beach vacation kind of mood. Today, I'm sharing a snippet from LAST CALL (Book #2 of the Heat wave series).

Gavin took a step closer, then paused, gauging her reaction. When Sunny didn’t back away, he took another step. And another. Caught in the grips of his simmering stare, her skin tingled, her panties dampened, and her breasts grew heavy.

The warmth of his body and the spicy scent of his aftershave pulled her to him like a magnet. When she was close enough to see the individual whiskers of his five o’clock shadow, she realized how far forward she’d swayed. She tensed, forcing the forward momentum to halt, then stepped back until she bumped the counter with her butt.

His sapphire eyes turned to midnight as the pupils dilated. His throat worked, and his nostrils flared. He closed the distance between them and rested his palms against the counter at her sides, boxing her in. Even though he wasn’t touching her, his body heat mixed with hers, and the temperature in the room rose twenty degrees. Her palms grew sweaty and perspiration popped out on her neck and forehead.

Could anything be more unattractive? She reached under his arm and slid the top of the beer cooler open. As a rush of cool air swept over her, she sighed with relief.

She could tell from his grin and the glint in his eyes that she amused him, but that only lasted for a moment. The humor quickly slipped away, and the sultry heat returned. He dipped his head and drew in a deep breath. “You smell good. Like strawberries.” He nuzzled her neck, then nibbled her ear.

The awkward nervousness she’d been feeling gave way to hammering excitement. She’d always wanted a wild ride with a man like him, or what she suspected he might be like. Her body recognized this was her chance, and it responded with a resounding all systems go.

As adrenaline and excitement rippled through her body, she started to tremble. She tightened her muscles so the shaking wouldn’t be obvious, but he noticed anyway and pushed back to give her space.

He studied her face, then looked down at her breasts. As hard and painful as her nipples were, they had to be visible through the fabric of her halter-top, and she fought the urge to cross her arms to cover herself. He made a soft, appreciative sound before flipping his gaze to her face.

“For a minute I thought I’d frightened you.” His voice was low and husky. “But you’re not scared, are you?”

She pressed her hand against the side of his face and stroked the sharp ridge of his cheekbone with her thumb. “No. If anything, I’m afraid of my strong reaction to you.”

But she sure as hell wasn’t going to let a little fear stop her from getting on this ride. Slowly, suggestively, she tilted her head to the side, giving Gavin access to her neck.

He didn’t move any closer, or press himself against her, but his arms tightened and his body tensed. She heard him swallow; then warm breath and soft lips brushed her neck. His touch sent cold chills racing down her spine, and her internal temperature soared.

He nipped her ear, then kissed a trail down her neck and across her collar bone. His teeth scraped the nipple necklace, sending a vibration rippling along the chain to her nipples. “This thing is hot as hell.”

Another nip and a slight tug had her breath coming in short, shallow gasps and her body arching forward.

“Do you have to fight men off every night?” He pulled back and studied her face while waiting for her response. She didn’t understand why, but her answer seemed more important to him than if they were just making preforeplay small talk.

She was tempted to straight up lie because the truth was so embarrassing. But rather than making up a wild tale, she held his gaze and shook her head. “No. I haven’t been with anyone in over three years.”

He blinked once. Twice. A third time. “Why the hell not?”

He sounded outraged on her behalf, and she couldn’t help but laugh. “Between work and raising Robby, I haven’t had time.”

His eyebrows pulled tight and the muscle in his jaw twitched. Curiosity shimmered in his eyes, and he didn’t seem to be breathing. “Why make time for me?”

Snared in his gaze, she didn’t even think about lying this time. “I don’t know. Something about you is different.” She lifted a shoulder and smiled. “I decided I deserved a one-night fling.”

For a split second, his mouth pulled tight; then it relaxed and he smiled. “I’ll take that as a compliment.” He edged closer and, with his mouth hovering over hers, said, “And a huge responsibility. I’ll do everything in my power to make it worth your time. Especially since I only get one shot.”

To read more of Sunny and Gavin's story, tell me about your favorite vacation spot! Two lucky commenters will receive a copy LAST CALL, and you'll also be entered in the grand prize drawing of a $100 Victoria's Secret Gift Certificate or a Digital Gift Basket!! Please include your email address in your comment so we can notify the winners!!

If you're the impatient sort (like me! LOL), and you don't want to wait to see if you win a copy, you can grab your copy of LAST CALL today at Amazon, B&N, iTunes, Kobo, All Romance eBooks. If you already own LAST CALL and win, you can pick one of the other Heat Wave Series books to add to your collection. :-)

Thanks for dropping by and visiting with me. Enjoy the hop!!!


Angela Love said...

My favorite Vacation has been our trips to Lake Eufaula Oklahoma to my Brother in Laws marina the kids love spending time with the Aunt and Uncle and cousins and being on the lake boating campfires and tubing....Sunsets on the deck and ust relaxing.... I'm a worrier by nature so when we go there I don't know why but I always find Peace so I feel calm and that in it's self is a Blessing!!!

LM said...

My favorite vacation was a simple one. We went camping at Chippokes Plantation and it was soooo peacefull and relaxing!!

Anne said...

Any place with a fine, sandy beach like the Cayman Islands.

Sue G. said...

My favorite vacation spot is a beach. I love any beach. We honeymooned on Antigua and that was unforgettable ;) and I would love to go back there some day.

susanmp said...

I don't have a favorite vacation spot but I do enjoy going to one reader convention a year with my BFF's. For family vacations, we generally travel around NY where we live.

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john hutchens said...

my favorite vacation spot is hawaii

Sheri Savill said...

Ohhh anyplace QUIET. Remote and quiet. Ahhh. Silence so intense you can almost hear the blood rushing through your own ears. THAT's quiet. :)

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Maureen said...

Jamaica is my favorite vacation spot.
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Pati said...

My favorite vacation spot was in Tennesse for my vacation/Honeymoon & Collaring! Really could not beat all that! Had a great time and it is so beautiful in the mountains that I didn't want to come home!

Pati Clem

Natasha D said...

I don't have a favorite vacation spot yet.
Thanks for the chance to win!
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Tessa said...

My favorite vacation spot is Rome. A wonderful city!
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Mer said...

Thanks for the excerpt! I can't say I have a single vacation spot, as I really like to travel. Going somewhere new is the best vacation! But when I only have a short vacation, then it's the beach for me.

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Juli said...

My favorite vacation spot? My house...with the kids out with the hubby. Blessed silence.


Rachel dosSantos said...

That's actually hard since I haven't really gone anywhere, never enough time or enough money, but I did love Florida when I went before I got married and would love to go again.

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Pam said...

My honeymoon was in Maui and I would love to go back.


Jeanette Platt said...

We have a couple places... In the spring we love the mountains, we love the beach in the Summer Myrtle Beach,the OBX and Virginia Beach. For quiet time if we have a lot of vacation saved up we go visit family in Northern Wisconsin.

Book Attict said...

My fave vacationspot is Malaysia--rainforests, ancient ruins, exotic culture, beautiful beaches and luxe hotels with all the amenities!

Thanks for the amazing giveaway!
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desitheblonde said...

my fav is going out to blue greass seeing Rhonda Vinceint and the rage and then Notin FAncy group they are blue greass groups

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Justin Melter said...

Kitchen jmelter at gmail dot com TY and GL to all

Sassy Chassy said...

Hoosier National Forest
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MistyRios said...

I love the beaches in Jamaica and in Greece

books4me said...

My favorite vacation spot is at home visiting my mom with my family!

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VampedChik said...

North Carolina. I've been there twice and its beautiful.

Juana said...

I haven't been on a vacation what seems like forever, but I enjoy visiting South Padre Island (TX).

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Tanya said...

Thank you for the giveaway
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Sherry said...

I don't go anywhere on vacation so I don't have a favorite spot.
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jessiel said...

My favorite vacation spot is the beach! I think I'm going to have to pull Last Call out of my kindle archive & re-read it. This Heat Wave series has been one of my favorites. Thank you for being part of this fun hop & your giveaway!

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Shadow said...

I dont have a favorite spot. Never really been anywhere. Thank you for the awesome hop and giveaway! Its tons of fun!

Alannah Lynne said...

Hi everyone!! I'm sorry I didn't get back over here to reply to your comments. My son was involved in a serious accident on the day this blog went live, and I didn't have a chance to get back over here and reply to each one of you personally. Thanks for visiting with my on my stop on the Wet and Wild Blog Hop!!!

The winners of my drawing are Sheri Savill and Desi the blond! I'll email you both now.