Friday, December 13, 2013

WIN GC, #HardInk Swag & Ornaments in the Mistletoe Madness Blog Hop

Welcome to my post for the Mistletoe Madness Blog Hop! As you can see from the graphic, I'm not only offering a giveaway here, I'm one of the sponsors of the hop who contributed toward the grand prize gift card and ebooks!

I'm celebrating the hop with a short excerpt from my new release, Hard As It Gets. Here's what it's about and where you can find it!

Excerpt from Hard As It Gets:


In his room, Nick came to the bottom corner of his big bed and tossed Becca to the mattress in the darkness. She screamed and laughed as she bounced against the messy covers, still rumpled from how they’d left them this morning.

Damnit all to hell, but that felt like a million years ago. He removed the gun from the back of his jeans and settled it on the nightstand as he turned on the lamp. Her eyes found him immediately, and she smiled. God, she was so damn pretty. And the way she looked at him sent him soaring.

Sometimes you plodded through life with nothing changing from one month to the next no matter how much you yearned for a revolution to erupt beneath your feet. And sometimes your whole world imploded and rebuilt itself in a matter of seconds. In the past, those instantaneous changes had almost always ignited with pain and loss.

Not this time.

This time, a woman had performed the simple act of walking through his front door. She’d sent his life spinning off on a whole new trajectory of rebuilding. Reclaiming. Maybe, even love.

Returning to the foot of the bed, Nick found that Becca’s gaze was equal parts humor and heat. Hands behind her calves, he hauled her toward the edge of the bed, undid the fly of her jeans, and tugged them over her hips. She lifted her legs, helping him remove them, and a twinge of pain shot through his back again as he yanked them off.

Rixey didn’t mind the discomfort. It was a drop in the bucket compared to the soul-deep pleasure he felt, and, anyway, he was used to it. But it reminded him that she’d been injured, stabbed. “Shit, Becca. Did I hurt your side when I threw you?” He leaned his upper body between her thighs until he hovered over her, reminding him of the fast frenzy of this morning.

She stroked his cheek with soft fingertips. “No. It’s not too bad. But thank you for thinking to ask.”

Relief flowed through him, drawing him to taste her. He leaned into her slowly and kissed her. And, damn, he could still taste himself in her mouth. It was a fucking rush, knowing she’d pleasured him so freely, so selflessly.

His hand skimmed up her belly, tugging at the cotton and caressing her breasts. She arched into his touch, allowing him to pull her shirt to her throat. “Lift,” he whispered, and then he removed it altogether. A flick of his hand behind her back bared her completely to his gaze.

Jesus, she was beautiful, soft perfection. Natural and real. With lots of curves and peaks and valleys and hidden places for him to explore. Her hands fisted in his shirt and dragged it up his stomach. With one hand, he reached over his shoulder and hauled it over his head.

And then he was on her. Kissing her mouth in urgent, aggressive twists of lips and tongue. Sucking and nipping down her neck and collarbones to her breasts. Teasing and tormenting her nipples. Becca writhed under him, her fingers plowing into his hair and trying to grip the short length. He’d actually worn it longer in Afghanistan to blend in with the locals, so he wasn’t opposed to growing it out again just so she could really pull it. The biting tugs against his scalp fucking turned him on because each one reflected her pleasure, her desire, her slow slide into abandon.

Easing onto his knees, he kissed her stomach, her hip bones, the inside of one soft thigh. “Put some pillows under your head, sunshine, because I want to watch your face.”

“Edgy, sexy, and full of suspense! A great read from a great new author!”
~J.R. Ward on Hard As It Gets

About Hard As It Gets:


*A USA Today Bestseller!
*Nominee for Best Romantic Suspense of 2013 in the RT Reviewers' Choice Awards!
*A B&N Romance Pick for December!

Five dishonored soldiers.
Former Special Forces.
One last mission.
These are the men of Hard Ink.

Tall, dark, and lethal...

Trouble just walked into Nicholas Rixey's tattoo parlor. Becca Merritt is warm, sexy, wholesome--pure temptation to a very jaded Nick. He's left his military life behind to become co-owner of Hard Ink Tattoo, but Becca is his ex-commander's daughter. Loyalty won't let him turn her away. Lust has plenty to do with it too.

With her brother presumed kidnapped, Becca needs Nick. She just wasn't expecting to want him so much. As their investigation turns into all-out war with an organized crime ring, only Nick can protect her. And only Becca can heal the scars no one else sees.

Desire is the easy part. Love is as hard as it gets. Good thing Nick is always up for a challenge...


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Prizes Here:

1 $10 Amazon or B&N Gift Card - Jess Para Winner!
1 Large Hard Ink Swag Pack - Jessica Mobbs - Winner!
10 Hard Ink Ornaments and Holiday Cards - Winners: Tina, Jen B., Jamie, Angela, Jan, Ashley, Deborah, Danny, Lori, Justine
Thanks for hopping!

Laura

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160 comments:

Megan said...

Merry Christmas!

Beautiful Disaster said...

They all sound awesome and I can't wait to read the book.
Happy Holidays!
Lori

Heather Long said...

Her eyes found him immediately, and she smiled. God, she was so damn pretty. And the way she looked at him sent him soaring. - Love it!

MissRlovesbooks said...

Thanks for the giveaway :)

Jill Prand said...

And sometimes your whole world imploded and rebuilt itself in a matter of seconds.

Happy Holidays!

Zoe Miller said...

I love all your books! Genius writer :D

Can't wait for Hard as you Can

Luci Wade said...

Looking forward to reading the book... Can't wait for it's release.

Bette Hansen said...

Sometimes you plodded through life with nothing changing from one month to the next no matter how much you yearned for a revolution to erupt beneath your feet. And sometimes your whole world imploded and rebuilt itself in a matter of seconds. In the past, those instantaneous changes had almost always ignited with pain and loss.

Love this. Sums up his feelings so well

Dawn Dowdle said...

This sounds great!

Amy Hart said...

No favs. I liked it all.

Gretchen S said...

I don't have a favorite line from the excerpt - I liked it all. I am really excited to read this book! :-)

Anonymous said...

Yohanna baez here
I love the entire excerpt omg love it

Margaret Hughes said...

"Sometimes you plodded through life with nothing changing from one month to the next no matter how much you yearned for a revolution to erupt beneath your feet. And sometimes your whole world imploded and rebuilt itself in a matter of seconds." - Love that!
Hope you have a wonderful Christmas! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

Sara Henke said...

Thanks for the giveaway. Can't wait to read the book!

Sara Henke said...

Thanks for the giveaway. Can't wait to read the book!

Anonymous said...

Love this: "Sometimes you plodded through life with nothing changing from one month to the next no matter how much you yearned for a revolution to erupt beneath your feet."

Keisha Carpenter said...

Sometimes you plodded through life with nothing changing from one month to the next no matter how much you yearned for a revolution to erupt beneath your feet. And sometimes your whole world imploded and rebuilt itself in a matter of seconds.

Jessica Hale said...

Jesus, she was beautiful, soft perfection. Natural and real. With lots of curves and peaks and valleys and hidden places for him to explore

jessicaoz(at)hotmail(dot)com

Pamela Morgan said...

Easing onto his knees, he kissed her stomach, her hip bones, the inside of one soft thigh. “Put some pillows under your head, sunshine, because I want to watch your face.”
love this book

Amiee Ryan said...

Merry Christmas Laura! I loved Hard As It Gets my fave part of this excerpt is
"Sometimes you plodded through life with nothing changing from one month to the next no matter how much you yearned for a revolution to erupt beneath your feet. And sometimes your whole world imploded and rebuilt itself in a matter of seconds. In the past, those instantaneous changes had almost always ignited with pain and loss.

Not this time.

This time, a woman had performed the simple act of walking through his front door. She’d sent his life spinning off on a whole new trajectory of rebuilding. Reclaiming. Maybe, even love."
Awww my Nick I <3 him! One of the funniest scenes was them singing Eileen ahh I wanna re-read it now even though I just finished it, it was absolutely bleedin fantastic! :D
Thanks for the giveaway hope you have a wonderful christmas :)

amieesnow@gmail(dot)com

Anonymous said...

Definitely want to read this one

Elizabeth Wade said...

It was all wonderful! "Sometimes you plodded through life..."

redzsm said...



"And then he was on her. Kissing her mouth in urgent, aggressive twists of lips and tongue."

I know I say this about every one of these "what's your favorite line" quotes I do, but I'm always a sucker for a good kiss. A good kiss can melt ya ;) Thank you for the giveaway!

redzsm@yahoo.com

RKROGEN said...

thanks for the giveaway!!

Lisa W said...

Put some pillows under your head, sunshine, because I want to watch your face.”

Book Mama said...

Hands behind her calves, he hauled her toward the edge of the bed, undid the fly of her jeans, and tugged them over her hips.

Jessica Kurvers said...

Loved loved loved Hard as it Gets ; ) can't wait for more!

Melissa Morr said...

Thanks for the giveaway!!! Good luck all!!!

Jessica Mobbs said...

Thanks for the great giveaway!
My fave quote:
The biting tugs against his scalp fucking turned him on because each one reflected her pleasure, her desire, her slow slide into abandon.

Jessica Kurvers said...

Loved loved loved Hard as it Gets ; ) can't wait for more!

Jessica Leonard said...

This is amazing! Thank you for the opportunity and looking forward to add to me TBR list <3

Heather MacNaughton said...

Put some pillows under your head, sunshine, because I want to watch your face.

Elizabeth Marie Haney said...

My favorite line or excerpt is the whole book! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

Elizabeth H.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the giveaway...

Cindy O said...

Great start to the series and looking forward to more of the guys stories and finding out what really happened all those years ago.

Anne said...

"Natural and real." I dislike perfect heroines.

Kyrulz said...

Can't wait for next book

angieia said...

She’d sent his life spinning off on a whole new trajectory of rebuilding. Reclaiming. Maybe, even love.

Jennifer Zorko said...

"Her eyes found him immediately, and she smiled. God, she was so damn pretty. And the way she looked at him sent him soaring." OMG! I melt! Thanks for the chance.

Alyssa (Hesperia Loves Books) said...

“Put some pillows under your head, sunshine, because I want to watch your face.”

God, that line is just...just...so hot! Love Nick, love Becca and love this book!

Thanks for the giveaway <3

Lindsey V. said...

I loved the whole excerpt, so I can't give you an exact favorite line. I did like how they were with each other; I like when the main male character does not deny his feelings for the girl, and this except seems to point in that direction.

Thank you so much for the post and giveaway, and Merry Christmas! :-)

Anonymous said...

I cannot choose! Loved the whole dang book!!

Stephanie said...

“Put some pillows under your head, sunshine, because I want to watch your face.”

I love when he calls her sunshine. :D

Kelsey Summer said...

I loved the last line of the excerpt the best.

“Put some pillows under your head, sunshine, because I want to watch your face." How hot is that?

Brittany Bishop said...

Thanks for the giveaway! Loved the whole excerpt

Sebella Blue said...

This time, a woman had performed the simple act of walking through his front door. She’d sent his life spinning off on a whole new trajectory of rebuilding. Reclaiming. Maybe, even love.

That is AWESOME and says what every woman wants her man to think.

Tina M said...

I loved the book! I can't choose a favorite šŸ˜ƒ

steph from fangswandsandfairydust.com said...

I'm with Tina M. WHo could choose from so many great lines. Any random line could be my favorite of the moment.

Steph AT Fangswandsandfairydust DOT com

Marcy Meyer said...

"And sometimes your whole world imploded and rebuilt itself in a matter of seconds." It's so true that your life change in the matter of a few seconds.

Loved this book! Thanks for the giveaway chance!

Dannyfiredragon said...

Loved the whole excerpt

Linda said...

" He leaned his upper body between her thighs until he hovered over her, reminding him of the fast frenzy of this morning."
*rawr* =)
Thanks for the giveaway & Happy Friday the 13th!
//Linda

Anonymous said...

Becca writhed under him, her fingers plowing into his hair and trying to grip the short length. He’d actually worn it longer in Afghanistan to blend in with the locals, so he wasn’t opposed to growing it out again just so she could really pull it. My favorite part of excerpt!
Sue Stewart

Eva S said...

And then he was on her. Kissing her mouth in urgent, aggressive twists of lips and tongue.

catslady said...

Sounds wonderful and Happy Holidays!

Michele H said...

I love the whole scene, but my favorite line is: “Put some pillows under your head, sunshine, because I want to watch your face.”

Carrie S. said...

I have to go with "Did I hurt your side when I threw you?" as my favorite. I am reading the book now and I can't wait to get to that part!

Shannon Davison said...

Relief flowed through him, drawing him to taste her. He leaned into her slowly and kissed her. And, damn, he could still taste himself in her mouth. It was a fucking rush, knowing she’d pleasured him so freely, so selflessly.

Merry Christmas Laura, I can't wait for book #2 ;)

Becky Lawson said...

Can't wait to read this book!!

One Odd Cookie said...

This time, a woman had performed the simple act of walking through his front door. She’d sent his life spinning off on a whole new trajectory of rebuilding. Reclaiming. Maybe, even love.

Shannon Williams said...

“Put some pillows under your head, sunshine, because I want to watch your face.”

Ashley Montgomery said...

Sometimes you plodded through life with nothing changing from one month to the next no matter how much you yearned for a revolution to erupt beneath your feet. And sometimes your whole world imploded and rebuilt itself in a matter of seconds. In the past, those instantaneous changes had almost always ignited with pain and loss.

elaing8 said...

Easing onto his knees, he kissed her stomach, her hip bones, the inside of one soft thigh. “Put some pillows under your head, sunshine, because I want to watch your face.”

Donna Newman said...

Relief flowed through him, drawing him to taste her. He leaned into her slowly and kissed her. And, damn, he could still taste himself in her mouth. It was a fucking rush, knowing she’d pleasured him so freely, so selflessly.

Amie S said...

“Put some pillows under your head, sunshine, because I want to watch your face.” is my favorite.

lorrie0729 said...

loved it all

Sophia Rose said...

I enjoyed the passage when his conscience was getting to him when he sent her away. Her blurting about liking Jer's t-shirt was pretty funny too.

Thanks for the giveaway opportunity.

CBarton said...

Shit on a shingle, what the hell was wrong with him? My dad used to say that all the time.

cmucha319 AT yahoo DOT com

Angela Hunter said...

Love all of them Laura Kaye! :)

Life Without Frank said...

She arched into his touch, allowing him to pull her shirt to her throat.

sabai30705(at)yahoo(dot)com

burbanette said...

Thanks for the giveaways!

Cathy P said...

I didn't really have a most favorite part. All 7 chapters were totally amazing. I did like it when Nick was threatening to throw what was left of his sloppy joe's out when Jer was trying to rib them. I have to read this entire book!

kscathyATyahooDOTcom

Cindi said...

She lifted her gaze to Jeremy, want-ing to thank him for being willing to listen, but she was unable to voice the words. “I like your shirt” came out instead. Awesome.

I thought this was funny!!!!

books4me said...

Desire is the easy part. Love is as hard as it gets....

That is my favorite quote!

Barrie

Brooklynn Gibbs said...

I think I loved all of it! Thanks so much for the giveaway! :)

crystalg123 said...

I loiked it all, but I loved - "Put some pillows under your head, sunshine, because I want to watch your face.”

cguidroz2@cox.net

Sharon Stogner said...

And then he was on her. Kissing her mouth in urgent, aggressive twists of lips and tongue.

love an aggressive man ;)

lorimeehan said...

This time, a woman had performed the simple act of walking through his front door. She’d sent his life spinning off on a whole new trajectory of rebuilding. Reclaiming. Maybe, even love.
Loved the excerpt.

Maria D. said...

Loved the excerpt! Favorite line though is “Put some pillows under your head, sunshine, because I want to watch your face.”

Anonymous said...

The biting tugs against his scalp fucking turned him on because each one reflected her pleasure, her desire, her slow slide into abandon.

*sigh*

Marcy Shuler
bmndshuler(at)hotmail(dot)com

Shelly said...

Put some pillows under your head sunshine because I want to watch your face....
oh man it just pulls you into the story. You are a new author to me and I've added this story to my to buy list. Thanks for the giveaway.

JennSmith said...

And sometimes your whole world imploded and rebuilt itself in a matter of seconds.

JennSmith said...
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Steph F. said...

The biting tugs against his scalp fucking turned him on because each one reflected her pleasure, her desire, her slow slide into abandon.

Love that line. Such a fantastic and sexy book.

Thanks for the wonderful giveaway hop.

trish said...

Sometimes you plodded through life with nothing changing from one month to the next no matter how much you yearned for a revolution to erupt beneath your feet. And sometimes your whole world imploded and rebuilt itself in a matter of seconds. In the past, those instantaneous changes had almost always ignited with pain and loss.

Christi said...

"Put some pillows under your head Sunshine, because I want to watch your face."

Rene Mahood said...

I can't pick a single line from the excerpt that I like the best. I've read the book and I loved the entire thing. Probably the most touching part for me though was when Becca offered to make the guys dinner after they got back from their mission and Nick pulled her into a hug and thanked her because she just told them that she believed in them. I really can't wait for the next book.

Just A Girl said...

"Sometimes you plodded through life with nothing changing from one month to the next no matter how much you yearned for a revolution to erupt beneath your feet. And sometimes your whole world imploded and rebuilt itself in a matter of seconds." LOVE this part!!!!!!

jmcgaugh said...

"She’d sent his life spinning off on a whole new trajectory..."

Anonymous said...

Sometimes your whole world implodes and rebuilt itself in a matter of seconds.

Wkonsunshine said...

The recognition of growth and change: She’d sent his life spinning off on a whole new trajectory of rebuilding. Reclaiming.

Alexa Woodin said...

I love the whole except can I have more, lol.

Anonymous said...

She’d sent his life spinning off on a whole new trajectory of rebuilding. Reclaiming. Maybe, even love.
This is so beautiful. Can't wait to read the book.

Angela Ingham said...

I loved all of it cant just pick one quote

strawberryrose said...

I loved it when he said: "Put some pillows under your head, sunshine, Because I want to watch your face." Great line. Merry christmas to all!

Judy Peterson
strawberryrose@earthlink.net

Lisarenee said...

I chose this one: “Sometimes you plodded through life with nothing changing from one month to the next no matter how much you yearned for a revolution to erupt beneath your feet. And sometimes your whole world imploded and rebuilt itself in a matter of seconds.”

Jackie Jackson said...

There are so many good lines I can't pick one. Thanks for the awesome giveaway.

Sonia Ferreira said...

My favorite: "Sometimes you plodded through life with nothing changing from one month to the next no matter how much you yearned for a revolution to erupt beneath your feet. And sometimes your whole world imploded and rebuilt itself in a matter of seconds."
So true...
Thanks for the giveaway.

Maureen said...

She’d sent his life spinning off on a whole new trajectory of rebuilding.

Michelle Willms said...

"And sometimes your whole world imploded and rebuilt itself in a matter of seconds." This implies maybe there is hope for positive change. Of course, it could be horrible,too. But I'm hoping for good. michelle_willms@yahoo.com

Laurie P said...

"Sometimes you plodded through life with nothing changing from one month to the next no matter how much you yearned for a revolution to erupt beneath your feet. And sometimes your whole world imploded and rebuilt itself in a matter of seconds. In the past, those instantaneous changes had almost always ignited with pain and loss....

This makes you think a bit.

goaliemom0049(at)gmail(dot)com

Sharilyn Dickerson said...

"He leaned his upper body between her thighs until he hovered over her, reminding him of the fast frenzy of this morning."

Shelly Hammond said...

Oh there are a lot of great lines from the excerpt from Hard As It Gets! I think my favorite is, "Sometimes you plodded through life with nothing changing from one month to the next no matter how much you yearned for a revolution to erupt beneath your feet. And sometimes your whole world imploded and rebuilt itself in a matter of seconds." I know that's actually two lines, but I like them together.

Thank you so much for the chance to enter the giveaway and for the brilliant excerpt. Happy merry holidays one and all!

Shelly H
booski24@hotmail.com

Glittergirl said...

MERRY CHRISTMAS! Thanks for the giveaway =)
My favorite line today is "And sometimes your whole world imploded and rebuilt itself in a matter of seconds. In the past, those instantaneous changes had almost always ignited with pain and loss."

crystalmbf said...

Thanks so much for the giveaway! Merry Christmas! :)

wtfisgoinon said...
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Llaph said...

I have this book waiting for me to get the time to read it. I liked your Vampire Warrior series and am looking forward to reading it.

Denise Van Plew said...

Cant wait to read this great cover

Brenda Quezada said...

Can't wait to read!! :)

Spav said...

"Sometimes you plodded through life with nothing changing from one month to the next no matter how much you yearned for a revolution to erupt beneath your feet. And sometimes your whole world imploded and rebuilt itself in a matter of seconds"

Arantza

Filia Oktarina said...

This one
"Sometimes you plodded through life with nothing changing from one month to the next no matter how much you yearned for a revolution to erupt beneath your feet. And sometimes your whole world imploded and rebuilt itself in a matter of seconds. "

KIM TALBOT said...

Easing onto his knees, he kissed her stomach, her hip bones, the inside of one soft thigh. “Put some pillows under your head, sunshine, because I want to watch your face.”

Book Attict said...

"Sometimes you plodded through life with nothing changing from one month to the next no matter how much you yearned for a revolution to erupt beneath your feet. And sometimes your whole world imploded and rebuilt itself in a matter of seconds."

Happy Holidays and thanks for the amazing excerpt and giveaway!
elizabeth @ bookattict . com

joye said...

I like these hops since I get introduced to a lot of authors I have yet to read. Your books sound really good.
JWIsley(at)aol(dot)com

Tina Reiter said...

I bought this book on release day. Love it all! There isn't a line that isn't awesome!

amy bowens said...

His hand skimmed up her belly, tugging at the cotton and caressing her breasts.

Kaylyn D said...

my fav line :She’d sent his life spinning off on a whole new trajectory of rebuilding.

Brandi Slater said...

My favorite line is: "The biting tugs against his scalp fucking turned him on because each one reflected her pleasure, her desire, her slow slide into abandon." Thanks for the giveaway! Have a fantastic holiday!

Mary Preston said...

Great excerpt. Loved this line:

"And then he was on her."

Eva Millien said...

"This time a woman had performed the simple act of walking in the front door." Wishing everyone a wonderful and magical holiday season. evamillien at gmail dot com

Brenda Hyde said...

It's not a line but an entire scene-- I LOVED when he made her Sloppy Joe and she teased him about it being made from scratch:)

Carol L. said...

I love the whole excerpt I can't pick one because they all have to be read together. You area new Author to me but this book is definitely going on my TRL. Thanks for the chance.
Carol L
Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

love to read said...

I loved these lines because they really spoke yo me, they are so true
Sometimes you plodded through life with nothing changing from one month to the next no matter how much you yearned for a revolution to erupt beneath your feet. And sometimes your whole world imploded and rebuilt itself in a matter of seconds.

Thank you cjlps23 at gmail dot com

Aleksandra said...

And the way she looked at him sent him soaring. <--- LOVE it <3 :)

Jamie Chrystal said...

Thank you for the giveaway!

Justine said...

The first sentence of the third paragraph is my pick.

Sarah Cope said...

I loved it all but the last line was the best for me

Angela Searles said...

Loved the entire excerpt! So hot! Can't wait to read this one! angelarosebooks@yahoo.com

Sandy said...

In his room, Nick came to the bottom corner of his big bed and tossed Becca to the mattress in the darkness. She screamed and laughed as she bounced against the messy covers, still rumpled from how they’d left them this morning

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to everyone...

Bube said...

"Sometimes you plodded through life with nothing changing from one month to the next no matter how much you yearned for a revolution to erupt beneath your feet. And sometimes your whole world imploded and rebuilt itself in a matter of seconds" :)

Melanie Tikalsky said...

"Desire is the easy part. Love is as hard as it gets."

Megan P said...

Love it all...dying to read this!!! Thanks for the chance and Merry Christmas ♡♥♡

Mrs. Sara Morrison said...

Her eyes found him immediately, and she smiled. God, she was so damn pretty. And the way she looked at him sent him soaring.....Love this!!!

Belinda G said...

You asked: Did you have a favorite line from the excerpt?

“Put some pillows under your head, sunshine, because I want to watch your face.”

That says it all. You now want to know what Nick's going to do! Teaser if there ever was one. LOL

Thanks for the opportunity!

Belinda G
belgre at comcast dot net

Dovile said...

I liked the line:
"She’d sent his life spinning off on a whole new trajectory of rebuilding."

SpiderEffect said...

Desire is the easy part. Love is as Hard As It Gets.

Alison Rush said...

Can't choose.. Love your books

CrystalGB said...

“Put some pillows under your head, sunshine, because I want to watch your face.”
Sounds like an awesome read. :)

Stephanie said...

Whew! What a snow-melting excerpt! Thanks for sharing!

Happy Holidays! *<]:)

Asylumgirl said...

Sometimes you plodded through life with nothing changing from one month to the next no matter how much you yearned for a revolution to erupt beneath your feet. And sometimes your whole world imploded and rebuilt itself in a matter of seconds. In the past, those instantaneous changes had almost always ignited with pain and loss.

That's definitely thought provoking.

Ashtrie Karana Putrie said...

"Sometimes you plodded through life with nothing changing from one month to the next no matter how much you yearned for a revolution to erupt beneath your feet. "

I can relate to this kind of feeling, because it's sums up what I'm feeling right now about my life.

Jen Barnard said...

I like “Put some pillows under your head, sunshine, because I want to watch your face.”

Vanessa said...

“Put some pillows under your head, sunshine, because I want to watch your face.”

That's pretty hot!

mk said...

I also like “Put some pillows under your head, sunshine, because I want to watch your face.”

Jan Meredith said...

Absolutely loved this one and can't wait for Hard As You Can to release!

bn100 said...

And then he was on her.

Natasha said...

I love it all!
Thanks for the chance to win!

JanD said...

I really like this one: 'Sometimes you plodded through life with nothing changing from one month to the next no matter how much you yearned for a revolution to erupt beneath your feet. And sometimes your whole world imploded and rebuilt itself in a matter of seconds.'

bituin76 at hotmail dot com

JanD said...

I really like this one: 'Sometimes you plodded through life with nothing changing from one month to the next no matter how much you yearned for a revolution to erupt beneath your feet. And sometimes your whole world imploded and rebuilt itself in a matter of seconds.'

bituin76 at hotmail dot com

Tina said...

Her eyes found him immediately, and she smiled. God, she was so damn pretty. And the way she looked at him sent him soaring, So awesome!

lindseybousfield said...

This time, a woman had performed the simple act of walking through his front door. She’d sent his life spinning off on a whole new trajectory of rebuilding. Reclaiming. Maybe, even love.

Kyrulz said...

Love your books
MERRY CHRISTMAS

elena k said...

"This time, a woman had performed the simple act of walking through his front door. She’d sent his life spinning off on a whole new trajectory of rebuilding. Reclaiming. Maybe, even love."
I loved this book

Dabooknut (Jess) said...

My favorite line is “Put some pillows under your head, sunshine, because I want to watch your face.”

Because Nick is just raw and I love him!

Heather Coulter said...

"...Jesus, she was beautiful, soft perfection. Natural and real."

I love the emotion in this moment.

Stephanie Lamb said...

I can't pick just one!! There are so many! I love this book!

Michelle Bledsoe said...

This is my favorite:
Easing onto his knees, he kissed her stomach, her hip bones, the inside of one soft thigh. “Put some pillows under your head, sunshine, because I want to watch your face.”

Thanks for the giveaway and Merry Christmas.

nursewannabeinfl.com said...

"Between the way he’d reacted to her plea for help the day before and his general history as a Special Forces soldier, Becca had no doubt: Nick Rixey was the walking personiļ¬cation of 'complication.'"

Tina B said...

My favorite line from the excerpt is, "Easing onto his knees, he kissed her stomach, her hip bones, the inside of one soft thigh.".

Thanks for wonderful giveaway, Laura! Happy Holidays!

Steph2012 said...

My favorite line is "The woman gestured to the Naugahyde couch behind Becca, the one that had probably been new when bell bottoms were fashionable, if the pea green color was any guide." It's funny and paints a vivid picture.

Shadow said...

Hi! My favorite is: "The biting tugs against his scalp fucking turned him on because each one reflected her pleasure, her desire, her slow slide into abandon." Thanks for being apart of this great hop! Im having a blast! Thank you! Happy holidays!
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