June 15-21, 2011 Release Day Contest!
You know the excitement of a new release hasn’t dulled. Not one bit. Woohoo. I’m doing the happy dance. ‘IN THE PRESENCE OF EVIL’ officially releases from The Wild Rose Press, today!
Don’t you love the cover?
I love the cover. Love, love, love it. Rae Monet did a fabulous job pulling all the elements I asked for together.
Now, in celebration of the release of ‘IN THE PRESENCE OF EVIL’, I’m going to give away three e-copies* of the story to three different lucky readers.
All names will go into my cute little basket. No, the wine will be removed and not included in the contest. Sorry.
Here is how to win.
1. Leave a nice comment here and your name is entered once. (I'll need your name and a way of contacting you in the comment or you'll have to check the blog next Wednesday to see if you're a winner)
2. Hop over to TWRP http://tinyurl.com/6h5z89v, copy the paragraph that begins, 'She grabbed.." and email mail it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org, with ITPOE contest in the subject line and your name will be entered two times.
3. Or go to Amazon http://tinyurl.com/6443535, click the cover to look inside the first pages, and email me the answers to these three questions at email@example.com , with ITPOE contest in the subject line.
1. Ivan’s kitten’s eyes are what color?
2. What is the name of Gina’s boss?
3. Where does Gina work?
All entries must be received by June 21, 2011 noon EST. The winners will be announced here next Wednesday afternoon, June 22.
*(The e-copies will be forwarded as soon as available from either the TWRP or Amazon-which is my preference)
Here’s an excerpt. I hope you enjoy! And don't forget to jump over to my website and join my newsletter for more chances to win prizes
The fire in his eyes was meant to make her back off, but she held her position.
Cole stood and stretched his arms out and above his head.
Gina couldn’t help but stare at his magnificent male form. As her gaze trailed up over him, their eyes locked, and Gina quickly looked down at the papers in front of her. She didn’t want to be attracted to Cole, but there was no denying she was very attracted to him.
Her heart fluttered in her chest. The air in the office grew warmer each second, and Cole’s scent was a clear distraction. She had to insist he get out of her sight before he confused her more.
She stood. “Be reasonable. No one is going to come here with guns blazing and try to take me out.”
“You haven’t changed.”
She dropped her pen. “What do you mean by that?”
“You’re as stubborn as a mule.”
She splayed her hand on her chest. “Me, stubborn?”
“Yes. You always were.”
“I don’t think so.”
“I know so.” He chuckled. “We’ll continue this conversation tonight when Rusty is with us.”
“We will not.”
“Are you afraid your boyfriend will find out who you really are?”
“Leo knows who I am.”
Somehow they both had moved to the middle of the room where they stood face to face.
The dancing sparkle in his dark eyes warmed her insides like hot cocoa on a blistery night. Her gaze dropped to his full lips, and she wondered if he still tasted like a sweet plum.
“You haven’t changed inside, Gina,” he said in a hoarse whisper as he stepped closer. “Neither have I.”
His hand slipped around her waist.
He drew her to him. Their bodies aligned as they always had, fitting perfectly against one another. Her skin tingled under his touch as he caressed her collarbone and then slid his hand under her hair around the nape of her neck.
Only for a moment did he search her soul before his lips feathered across hers with the promise of love.
This was wrong and she knew it, but at this very moment she didn’t care.
Thanks for stopping by and good luck!