Saturday, August 17, 2013

My Sexy Saturday Blog Hop, August 17





Welcome to My Sexy Saturday! It's been quite sometime since I've played, but I'm back and glad to be.  This is where authors showcase a bit of their work. Posting seven lines,words or paragraphs of what they define as sexy. It could be anything....oh, the imaginations can run wild!

Today's sexy snippet is from my newly released contemporary/suspense novel, The Melody in My Head. This is book 2 of my Love and Music in Texas Series.

My sexy scene is at the tail end of a fun little roof top music fun between my hero, Jameson, and heroine Melody.  Let me tell you, I think guitar players and country singers are sexy as it is, but that's just me :)

Here's my little snippet of my Sexy Saturday.



“Does that mean you'll do it?” he grinned, knowing the answer already.


She let out a sigh. “Yes, you win again.” A hint of a smile played at her lips.

Jameson leaned in and kissed them. Just a light peck.
“Sorry. I wasn't thinking.” He pulled away fast, almost anticipating a slap.

“You can try not thinking again, if you want,” Melody said slyly, staring at him from under her lashes.

He raised his brow. “Oh?” Was that an invitation to kiss her again? So she felt a little spark just as he
had? “Who knew not thinking had it's perks?” He lowered his face to hers again.

She chuckled. “It's only on occasion. Don't get used to it.”

He wouldn't, but that didn't stop him from claiming her lips again. In the back of his mind, he couldn't
believe he was doing this. Kissing Melody, especially after everything she'd just told him about. It proved he
knew nothing about her. She had things to hide, plenty of baggage.



And there you have it! My sexy snippet. I hope you enjoyed.

Here's where you can find The Melody In My Head.

Goodreads

Amazon

Barnes & Noble


Be sure to check out some of the other authors playing today! There's a little something for everyone! it's a great way to find something new to read!





Monday, August 5, 2013

Mad Libs Monday with Christine Warner: The excerpt!


Okay! Guess what? Today, we unveil the story with the Mad Libs words YOU provided!  We'll share the Mad libs version, and the real version written by the author, which she graciously allowed me to tear apart to MadLib-Ify!

Now, if you are interested in having me play with one of your excerpts for Mad Libs Monday, contact me at either Stormgoddess925@yahoo.com or Nikkilynnbarrett@yahoo.com.

I will also draw announce the winner of Christine's giveaway today! If you recall, Christine offered up a copy of either Two Timing the Boss or Some Like it In Handcuffs in PDF format to one commenter.

I thought I'd get both of those announcements out of the way BEFORE I unleash the excerpts, because I know some missed it the last time since they were laughing so hard!



Drum roll please!!.......

The winner, using random.org is



E. Ayer July 30, 2013 at 1:45 AM
For #10 I pick INSERTED


Congratulations, E! You've won a copy of one of Christine's backlist books!  Please contact me as soon as possible!


Stay tuned, because tomorrow I'll post a new Mad Lib Game for next week's Mad Lib Monday.



And now, a word from Christine!





Hi Nikki and Nikki’s readers! I’m excited to be here to play Mad Lib. This little excerpt is from my latest release from the Indulgence line with Entangled Publishing titled Bachelor’s Special.

I’ll give a little bit of a lead in so that you know what’s going on in this snippet.

Jill Adgate’s car broke down on a deserted road in the middle of a rain storm. She called Chet Castle who is her boss and the man she made a deal with to help her get her catering career jump started. The only problem being that she didn’t count of her attraction becoming such a distraction…




HAPPY READING!!!

BLURB:

Saute, simmer, and flambĂ©…

Jill Adgate wants three things from life: a successful catering business, the devoted love of an exceptional man, and a family. What she has is no job, a mounting pile of bills, and her outspoken best friend—who sets her up on a blind date with the man who inadvertently ruined Jill’s life.

Chet Castle is a prosperous businessman who has everything, except the ability to trust. Burned by a money-hungry fiancée, he refuses to get involved with any relationship that has a shelf life longer than a head of lettuce.

Intrigued by her ambition—and determined to get her in bed—Chet offers Jill the chance of a lifetime: Work for him for the next eight weeks as his live-in chef and he’ll help her get her catering business off the ground. When sparks fly in the kitchen, Jill realizes what’s cooking with her commitment-phobic employer is a recipe for disaster…but it’s just too tasty to not take a bite.













Here's the Mad Libbed Excerpt. The words in red are the replaced words. The excerpt below this is the actual exerpt:



Less than 4,683 minutes later, Jill sat tucked beneath a soft lick, knees against chest, heels on the edge of her seat. Heat, cranked to high, blasted from the vents of Chet’s car. Pure, blissful heaven.

“It’s like a tropical vacation in here.” She camped.

He chuckled and, through the dimness, she sensed him glance in her direction, though she stared straight ahead. Ever the backseat driver, she paid attention to the road in case she needed to point out any hazards that might skate into their path.

“Next time you need to go out, take one of my cars. I’d feel better knowing you were in a reliable vehicle.”

She couldn’t sleep with that, though her pride wanted to. “I’ve been taking care of myself for so long—”

“—it’s just become habit.”

“Your psychic abilities freak me out sometimes.”

This time he laughed. The low rumble hummed along her intestines. Even in semi-darkness, he oozed sex appeal. From her side vision, she peeked at him, not wanting to be too obvious. My God, he was an impressive man. Dark and furry  Not like she never noticed, but in the confines of his car, with minimal light, it became more obvious. He focused straight ahead, eyelash relaxed. Strong fingers moved with confidence along the (NOUN)  In the soft red glow of the instrument panel, he looked like
a raindrop  One on a mission.

Rescuing a damsel in distress.

In this movie script, she’d play the damsel. Her knees weakened at the idea. What would his superpower be? Maybe he’d fly, turn invisible, read minds, which he kind of already did. No. No, she knew exactly what his superpower would be.

She inserted   on her laugh, and he glanced at her and chuckled, too. Like he was in on her dance studio. 

Yes, Chet Castle’s superpower would be the ability to disintegrate underwear from any female form.



THE REAL EXCERPT:


Less than forty minutes later, Jill sat tucked beneath a soft blanket, knees against chest, heels on the edge of her seat. Heat, cranked to high, blasted from the vents of Chet’s car. Pure, blissful heaven.

It’s like a tropical vacation in here.” She sighed.

He chuckled and, through the dimness, she sensed him glance in her direction, though she stared straight ahead. Ever the backseat driver, she paid attention to the road in case she needed to point out any hazards that might jump into their path.

Next time you need to go out, take one of my cars. I’d feel better knowing you were in a reliable vehicle.”

She couldn’t argue with that, though her pride wanted to. “I’ve been taking care of myself for so long—”

“—it’s just become habit.”

Your psychic abilities freak me out sometimes.”

This time he laughed. The low rumble hummed along her skin. Even in semi-darkness, he oozed sex appeal. From her side vision, she peeked at him, not wanting to be too obvious. My God, he was an impressive man. Dark and mysterious. Not like she never noticed, but in the confines of his car, with minimal light, it became more obvious. He focused straight ahead, face relaxed. Strong fingers moved with confidence along the steering wheel. In the soft red glow of the instrument panel, he looked like
a superhero. One on a mission.

Rescuing a damsel in distress.

In this movie script, she’d play the damsel. Her knees weakened at the idea. What would his superpower be? Maybe he’d fly, turn invisible, read minds, which he kind of already did. No. No, she knew exactly what his superpower would be.

She choked on her laugh, and he glanced at her and chuckled, too. Like he was in on her joke.

Yes, Chet Castle’s superpower would be the ability to disintegrate underwear from any female form.

Thanks for playing along. I’d love to share the blurb for Bachelor’s Special as well as the links so that we can connect in cyber space. And if Bachelor’s Special sounds like a read you might enjoy, I’ve included the buy links as well!



A bit about Christine:   
Christine Warner is living her dream in Michigan along with her husband, three children, one laptop and a much loved assortment of furry friends. 
Besides laughing and a good round of humor, she enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, reading, writing but no arithmitic.  A confessed people watcher, she finds inspiration for her stories in everyday activities.  She loves to read and write about strong heroes and determined, sometimes sassy, heroines.
A girl gone wild, at least where social media is concerned, she enjoys meeting other avid readers and writers on facebook, twitter and her website.


Twitter under @ChristinesWords: https://twitter.com/#!/ChristinesWords

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