Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Sunsets on Summer Fun with Greek God Chrysander Notos! #BlogHop

Welcome to the Sunset on Summer Fun blog hop! I'm excited to participate and share with you some end-of-summer fun!

I've got some awesome prizes below, but first I'm joining in the summer celebration by sharing an excerpt with you from South of Surrender, the third book in my award-winning Hearts of the Anemoi series that features Chrysander Notos, Supreme God of the South Wind and Guardian of Summer.


Enjoy:



“Stop it, Laney. Just stop.” He hated the gruffness of his words, but couldn’t control it.

Her jaw dropped open. “What?”

“Stop…” He tugged his fingers through his wet hair. Tempting me to give in. Tormenting me with things I can never have but want so desperately I can’t breathe. Desire and regret lodged a knot in his throat.

A range of emotions played over her face. Hurt. Rejection. Anger.

Determination.

Laney pushed into the center of the pool. He sat up straight in his seat, his back coming hard against the tub’s side. “What do you want me to stop doing, Chrysander? Huh?” She waded closer and stopped right in front of him. “Do you want me to stop caring? Do you want me to stop worrying about you when, for the third time since we’ve met, your brother has tried to kill you? And nearly succeeded? Do you want me to stop thinking about making love with you? About how good you felt inside me?”

Stop,” he said again, bracing his hands against the walls to restrain the urges her words were letting loose, heartfelt urges that warred with every bit of his common sense.

She pushed closer, her legs skimming the insides of his spread thighs. “I can’t stop. I wouldn’t want to even if I could. I lo—”

He lunged for her and claimed her in a devouring, soul-stirring kiss. He knew what was about to come out of her mouth, because she was wearing the emotion on her face, in her eyes. He just couldn’t hear it. He wasn’t ready for it. He might never be ready for it because he wanted to hear the words so damn bad.

Laney moaned into the kiss. Cradling her face, he drew her in closer, plundered her mouth thoroughly and deeply with his tongue. He poured every bit of suppressed longing into the kiss until she was swaying, jostled by the flowing, bubbling water. She stumbled and threw her arms out for balance. But what she didn’t do was try to touch him.

As if he didn’t already care more than he should, at that moment he felt what only could be called love for Laney Summerlyn.

About South of Surrender:

She's the only one who can see through his golden boy fa├žade to the broken god within...

Chrysander Notos, Supreme God of the South Wind and Summer, is on a mission: save Eurus from his death sentence and prove his troubled brother can be redeemed. But Eurus fights back, triggering vicious storms that threaten the mortal realm and dangerously drain Chrys.

Laney Summerlyn refuses to give up her grandfather's horse farm, despite her deteriorating vision. More than ever, she needs the organized routine of her life at Summerlyn Stables, until a ferocious storm brings an impossible—and beautiful—creature crashing down from the heavens.

Injured while fighting Eurus, Chrys finds himself at the mercy of a mortal woman whose compassion and acceptance he can't resist. As they surrender to the passion flaring between them, immortal enemies close in, forcing Chrys to choose between his brother and the only woman who's ever loved the real him.

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Giveaway!

How to enter: Leave a comment - did you have a favorite line from the excerpt?

RULES: One commenter will win an ebook of South of Surrender

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Ends midnight EST on September 30
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Thanks for reading! Good luck!
Laura

20 comments:

Chrisbails said...

I love your books Laura. I need to catch up on this series.
My favorite line is :
“Stop,” he said again, bracing his hands against the walls to restrain the urges her words were letting loose, heartfelt urges that warred with every bit of his common sense.
All the excerpt was great, gotta read more. Thanks for the chance to win.
christinebails at yahoo dot com

Lisa Borbeck said...

OMG break my heart will ya?
"As they surrender to the passion flaring between them, immortal enemies close in, forcing Chrys to choose between his brother and the only woman who's ever loved the real him."

divavixenqueen said...

Do you want me to stop worrying about you when, for the third
time since we’ve met,your brother has tried to kill you?
And nearly succeeded?

It looks really, really good.Great excerpt.
divavixenqueen(at)gmail(dot)com

Linda said...

*rawr*
"He lunged for her and claimed her in a devouring, soul-stirring kiss"
Love this! =)
Thanks for the giveaway & Happy Tuesday!
//Linda

Irene Velazquez said...

He lunged for her and claimed her in a devouring, soul-stirring kiss. Now that is one mighty fine line ;)

Thanks
Irene 0713iv@gmail.com

Victoria said...

As if he didn’t already care more than he should, at that moment he felt what only could be called love for Laney Summerlyn.

I love it - he's screwed :).
vsloboda(at)gmail(dot)com

Sophia Rose said...

Please don't enter me in the contest since I already have the book. I just wanted to stop by and share how much I love this series and this story. I love the part you picked about him not wanting to hear her words because he wanted it so badly.

Amiee Ryan said...

I love Chrys so much! "As if he didn’t already care more than he should, at that moment he felt what only could be called love for Laney Summerlyn."
This was my favorite part of the excerpt! Though the rest of it was great too ;) lol
Thanks for the giveaway!
amieesnow@gmail(dot)com

erin said...

"“Stop…” He tugged his fingers through his wet hair. Tempting me to give in. Tormenting me with things I can never have but want so desperately I can’t breathe. Desire and regret lodged a knot in his throat." wow! Thanks for sharing :)

Laura Kaye said...

xoxo everyone! Thanks for hopping by! Loving reading your choices! :)

Deborah Kelly said...

Tormenting me with things I can never have but want so desperately I can’t breathe. I do so love a bit of torture in my reads...mine or the character's.
msdebms@aol.com

Jean MP said...

Favorite line:
More than ever, she needs the organized routine of her life at Summerlyn Stables, until a ferocious storm brings an impossible—and beautiful—creature crashing down from the heavens.

Great excerpt
skpetal at hotmail dot com

Deb Z. said...

"Tempting me to give in. Tormenting me with things I can never have but want so desperately I can’t breathe."
- Love it, great excerpt!
I read (my autographed print copy of) "North of Need" in 2 days and would love to read this one too :o)!

dlzamboni(at)yahoo(dot)com

crystalg123 said...

"He lunged for her and claimed her in a devouring, soul-stirring kiss."

The whole excerpt was really good and left me wanting more! Definitely going to be a great read and I am looking forward to reading it!
Thanks for the giveaway ★

Crystal Guidroz
cguidroz2@cox.net

Lisa said...

Laney pushed into the center of the pool. He sat up straight in his seat, his back coming hard against the tub’s side. “What do you want me to stop doing, Chrysander? Huh?” She waded closer and stopped right in front of him. “Do you want me to stop caring? Do you want me to stop worrying about you when, for the third time since we’ve met, your brother has tried to kill you? And nearly succeeded? Do you want me to stop thinking about making love with you? About how good you felt inside me?”

Wolphcall(at)bellsouth(dot)net

Pam said...

"Tempting me to give in. Tormenting me with things I can never have but want so desperately I can’t breathe." It really makes you feel. Thanks for participating in the hop.

pjmillion (at) comcast (dot) net

ML said...

The whole excerpt was stellar! I think I liked the tormented hero part from his perspective the best. "Tempting me to give in. Tormenting me with things I can never have but want so desperately I can’t breathe."

mljfoland AT hotmail DOT com

Juana said...

My favorite line is “Do you want me to stop caring? I haven't had a chance to start on this series...yet. I will I have them in my book wish list.

jmesparza821 at gmail dot com

jmcgaugh said...

My favorite line is "Tormenting me with things I can never have but want so desperately I can’t breathe."
jmcgaugh (at) semo (dot) edu

Laura Kaye said...

And the winner is: mljfoland AT hotmail DOT com

Thanks to everyone who entered! :)