Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Welcome to Hot Summer Nights Blog Hop!




Join over 60 authors sharing their hot reads and giving away exciting prizes. Wait! It gets even better. There will be two grand prizes awarded to two randomly drawn winners: a Kindle Fire and a $100 Amazon Gift Card. To be eligible to win the grand prize, you MUST leave a comment with a valid email address on the main hop page.



 Reviews for BLUE HORIZON 


"... captivating!"--InD'tale Magazine

"Mission Impossible with a bit of romance..." --The Consummate Reader
"Hammer keeps the reader guessing with plot twists and turns..."--Single Titles
 


BLURB:

Part of a secret government project, Elena Davidson's life is in serious jeopardy when she is kidnapped by terrorists. Safeguarding 'Blue Horizon' isn't just a mission. She knows that if its purpose is revealed and if it falls into the wrong hands, it could be dangerous for the entire world.

Beckham Connors has a simple mission: the retrieval of Elena Davidson, no matter what the cost. He has orders to rescue Elena from her captors and to send her home to America, or if necessary--kill her. Whatever happens, she cannot be left alive on Iranian soil.


EXCERPT:

Elena braced herself for the kiss that was sure to come. She should have been afraid; Beckham could overpower her and she wouldn’t stand a chance, but fear was the last thing on her mind.
His fingers encircled the back of her neck, and he tugged her lips to his. Sparks ignited, lighting the backs of her closed eyelids. Without hesitation, their tongues explored. Her body demanded more of the sensual, intoxicating kiss. Elena’s heart raced. Grasping his broad shoulders, she felt his solid weight above her, pressing her firmly against the bed. Her breasts molded against his muscular chest. Beckham smelled so good, like earth and man.
“You’re so beautiful…so damn soft and sweet.” The heat from his husky words sent a shiver of excitement across her skin. She willed him to devour her. Elena had been so lost and alone that being held securely in his arms felt good and right. She could tell Beckham needed her just as much as she needed him.
The whiskers from his strong jaw rubbed against her skin, sending a ripple of painful pleasure through her. She moaned. With one hand she tugged at his shirt so she could touch his bare skin. Beckham caressed her breast. Even through the cloth she could feel the heat from his touch. She bit her lower lip to stop the cry from escaping. Scattered thoughts raced through her mind. She should be stopping this. She should be outraged that he dare touch her. The voice of reason pleaded with her to remember who she was and what he was, but she told it to shut up. She threaded her fingers through the length of his brown hair, bringing him even closer, needing to feel his lips once again on hers.
The sudden pounding on the door echoed throughout the room. Before the noise even registered in her mind, Beckham had leaped to his feet and was standing beside the bed. He took a second to slow his breathing and then cracked open the door. Mumbled words were exchanged. Elena strained to make them out. Apparently Beckham understood, since he opened the door a bit farther.
“Okay, be right there.” He glanced back at her. His wrinkled shirt was half unbuttoned, his hair disheveled. Beckham looked as if he’d almost been devoured. Had she done that to him?
His heated gaze raked over Elena as she lay sprawled on the bed. “Damn—I’m going to kill him.” After uttering those words, he smashed the turban back on his head, went out, and shut the door behind him.
 
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For this stop on the blog hop, I am giving away two prizes:  an eBook copy of Blue Horizon and a ten dollar Starbucks’ gift card. Just leave a comment with an email address to be entered to win. Winners will be randomly selected and announced May 30th. Thanks!
  
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The contest is now closed. Congratulations to Margarita Felices, the winner of Blue Horizon, and Susan Frances, the winner of the Starbucks’ gift card. Thank you to everyone for commenting.


46 comments:

  1. thanks for the wonderful giveaway!

    parisfan_ca@yahoo.com

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    1. Laurie,

      Thanks for stopping by and good luck!

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  2. Book sounded fantastic, I had to immediately put it on my wishlist.

    susanmplatt AT Hotmail DOT com

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    1. susanmp,

      I'm thrilled BLUE HORIZON is on your wishlist. Thanks for commenting.

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

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  4. I always read romantic suspense during the summer time. I don't know why my mind connects the two, but it is almost a tradition.

    blueshedevil32(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Sebella Blue, RS summer reading sounds like a great summer tradition. Thanks for commenting.

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  5. Great way to start the Summer. Love suspense stories!

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    1. Hi KJ,

      Summer, a hot RS read, and a glass of wine. Now that's perfect.

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  6. Thanks for the giveaway!

    ncprincess96 at yahoo dot com

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    1. hhkaufman78,

      Thanks for stopping by and good luck!

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  7. Thanks for the excerpt! Looks like a perfect hot summer read.

    dancingcelt at gmail dot com

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    1. Mer,
      Thanks! I'm glad you enjoyed it.

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  8. Thank you for the excerpt. It sounds like a good read. Thank you for taking part of this hop.
    Irene Rosa
    lahincha@hotmail.com

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  9. Irene Rosa,

    This blog hop is so much fun. Thanks for stopping by.

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  10. Slowly working my through all of them... Hope you'll stop by mine too: Literally Write.

    margarita.felices01@gmail.com

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    1. Margarita Felices,

      Thanks for commenting. I stopped by your blog Literally Write as well :)

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  11. Thanks for the awesome hop.
    magic5905 at embarqmail dot com

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  12. magic5905,

    I'm thrilled to be here. Thanks for stopping by!

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  13. Beckham sounds like a role for Gregory Peck, unfortunately, GP is dead and I can't think of a modern actor who can play this role. Blue Horizon would make a great movie.
    susan_francesny[at]hotmail[dot]com

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    1. Susan Frances,

      Thanks! It would be amazing to have BLUE HORIZON made into a movie. There are so many good actors to play Beckham. My vote goes to Gerard Butler.

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  14. I like these blog hops since I am made aware of authors i have yet to read. Your books sound really good.
    JWIsley(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. joye,

      Thanks for stopping in. Enjoy!

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  15. Thank you for the hop.

    Kit3247(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. Ingeborg,
      Thanks for commenting and good luck!

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  16. Love the sounds of this book. Thanks! tscott@tarahscott.com

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  17. Tarah,
    Thanks! I really enjoyed writing BLUE HORIZON. Danger and a hot mercenary. It doesn't get better than that.

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  18. Sounds like a great book! Thanks for the giveaway!

    pjmillion(at)comcast(dot)net

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  19. I love your book excerpt. Can't wait to have a chance to read it. Thank you for a chance to win.

    strawberryrose@earthlink.net

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    1. strawberryrose,

      I'm thrilled you enjoyed the excerpt. Good luck!

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

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  21. would love this so I could have a nice hot coffee while I read neonangelwings(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Veronica,

      Thanks for commenting and good luck!

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  22. Thanks for sharing the giveaway! such a generous prize!!

    andralynn7 AT gmail DOT com

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  23. Oooh thanks :) The book sounds good.

    amzpar[at]gmail[dot]com

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    1. Arely,

      Thanks! I'm glad you enjoyed the excerpt.

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  24. Blue Horizon seems a very intense reading. I'll ckeck!
    Tata
    alifeamongbooks [at] gmail [dot] com

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    1. Thanks! I hope you enjoy Blue Horizon.

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  25. Thanks for the amazing excerpt and giveaway!
    elizabeth @ bookattict . com
    GFC: BookAttict

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    1. I'm thrilled you enjoyed the excerpt. GOOD LUCK!

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  26. Thanks for the opportunity!
    farmaki(at)live(dot)com

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  27. Hi! I love the sound of this! The teaser was not enough! I cant wait to read this! You definitely have my attention! :) 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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