Well, would you look at that? <——
It’s like the backwards blog! I don’t even try to make you read my post before you get to the goods!
Actually, I will make you comment. And I’ll be bikini brief, I promise. All comments for all participating blogs will be shuffled around in a random name picker (not to be confused with a random nose picker). So comment on all the blogs at the top for the best chance to kick ass at winning!
But first, a word from your sponsor.
We have two grand prizes. #1 is a Kindle Fire. #2 is a $50 Amazon.com gift certificate. Not too shabby. And you can win an e-book from me right here, baby! Fantabulous!
Hold up. Wait and read what I have to say! We’re talking words of wisdom passed down from generation to generation, folks. In the spirit of romance and hot summer lovin’, I had an old family proverb pop into mind. It goes a little something like this:
When the weather’s hot and sticky,
That’s no time to dunk the dicky.
When the frost is on the pumpkin,
That’s the time for dicky dunkin’.
Thanks, Dad and Grandpa! So while it may be wicked-hot and hard to imagine dicky dunkin’ of any variety, fall is coming (and for you G.O.T. fans, winter isn’t far behind). To celebrate, I’m giving away a copy of my latest release, Star Catcher. I never do this—goes against my personal company policy, so be very excited. Star Catcher is set in the fall, and despite this heat wave we’re having, I can just imagine a bracing breeze as my heroine, Stella, races through a corn maze to escape otherworldly beasts. And I want to share it with y’all.
So, comment, and I’ll shove your deets into the random name generator thingy, and if everything doesn’t get sucked into a voracious black hole, I’ll pick a winner. It just may be you. 🙂
Excerpt from Star Catcher:
Another overgrown shape materialized to Stella’s left. It sniffed the air and turned alarmingly in her direction.
It was all the impetus she needed. Stella turned and ran from the hounds of hell.
The stalks beat against her. They stung her bare skin and grasped her hair like bony fingers as she forced her body through the canes. She dug a path through the dry material, raking the plants with her hands to make way for her body, only to be slapped in the face as she split the rows. Stella ran like never before. In high school, she had competed in plenty of races on the track team. The act of pushing her body to the limit was not foreign to her.
This race was far worse, though. The stakes were life or death.
Fire speared through her chest as she sprinted between the scratchy vegetation with nothing more than moonlight to guide her. Rising hysteria made her breathing more labored than running alone. The thing could hear her crashing through the corn and could detect her scent. There was no point in trying to be stealthy. All she could do was move as swiftly as possible.
The pale moonlight grew brighter up ahead, and she forced herself not to slow.
Nearly safe. Get out of this nightmarish maze. Almost there.
Stella broke from the corn. A breath of unbelievable freedom nearly choked her, cool and remarkable, before she slammed into a wall of glass. Her arm had been pumping upward and took the brunt of the blow, but the barrier was completely unexpected. The breath gushed out of her like a released balloon.
She lay stunned in the damp grass, shaking and hyperventilating. The blades rose tall around her, and she was tempted to stay down; to hide. Who could see her here?
But that thing could smell her.
She wasn’t safe until her car door closed, and she was locked inside. Then she could relax. Stella managed to pull up on all fours and crawl over to the invisible wall. She reached a hand into what should have been open air and was met with ice-cold resistance.
What the hell?
It felt like plastic. She noticed a faint give and recoil as she pushed hard against the wall. It was like an invisible force field. Her stomach did a somersault.
Stay calm. If you lose your head, you’re done. Get to the entrance of the maze. Head right, follow the wall. You can get out of this, but you need to move now.
The voice in her head gave the command and she obeyed. Stella sprang up. Fight-or-flight hormones surged through her, and she began to run at top speed along the edge of the field. Her hand trailed along the smooth, cool barrier, waiting for a break in the enclosure. Sooner or later she would find the exit—that, or a dog-monster. Or maybe she’d run straight into the freaky sideshow chicks who had imprisoned them. Whatever happened, she wasn’t going down without a struggle.
If she was bound for Hell tonight, she wouldn’t be the only one.
- Sign Up for the Hot Summer Romance Giveaway Hop July 18 to 21 (abcsoferotica.wordpress.com)
- Hot Enough For Ya? (kimbervale.wordpress.com)
- Finding Your Way Through the Corn Mazes in Pittsburgh (local.answers.com)
- What to Read Before 50 Shades of Grey (kimbervale.wordpress.com)
- Video: York’s ‘Dr Who’ corn maze from the air (yorkshirepost.co.uk)
- Bad boys of romance giveaway hop (jessdee.wordpress.com)
July 18th, 2013 at 2:46 am
Star Catcher sounds great and I am looking forward to reading it (even w/o the dicky dunkin’). Great excerpt. Thanks for sharing and for the awesome giveaways. evamillien at gmail dot com
July 18th, 2013 at 8:17 am
Thanks for stopping by, Eva! Good luck!
July 18th, 2013 at 11:17 am
Sounds great … nice post. itlnbrt @ att dot net
July 18th, 2013 at 12:13 pm
Great post! Thanks for participating in the hop.
July 18th, 2013 at 1:21 pm
This looks awesome! Thank you! heather1974 at gmail dot com
July 18th, 2013 at 2:04 pm
Star Catcher sounds amazing and my type of read thanks for the opportunity and the excerpt .
July 18th, 2013 at 4:35 pm
So many great books being added to my TRB list today!!
Thanks for being in the hop!
July 18th, 2013 at 5:41 pm
Thanks for the giveaway!
July 18th, 2013 at 6:09 pm
Thanks for the Star Catcher giveaway! firstname.lastname@example.org
July 18th, 2013 at 10:18 pm
Enjoyed the suspenseful excerpt.
bituin76 at hotmail dot com
July 18th, 2013 at 10:33 pm
Ooo I am excited! lol! kamclauc AT gmail DOT com
July 19th, 2013 at 9:46 am
ahhh kimber thanks for the laugh this morning 🙂 Love the old family proverb 😉
July 19th, 2013 at 11:49 am
Haha love it!
Thanks for the awesome giveaway!
dixiedukegurl2 AT yahoo DOT com
July 19th, 2013 at 6:52 pm
Book sounds great!
susanmplatt AT Hotmail DOT com
July 19th, 2013 at 7:53 pm
Thank you for the blog hop experience.
July 19th, 2013 at 10:06 pm
These books look great! Thanks for the chance at these amazing giveaways and for participating in the hop.
July 19th, 2013 at 10:47 pm
Thanks for both the chance and the excerpt.
jmesparza821 at gmail dot com
July 20th, 2013 at 12:30 am
Sounds like a great read!!
Thanks for the chance to win!
natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com
July 20th, 2013 at 1:29 am
Looks wonderful.. thanks for sharing.. 🙂 🙂
vals_hemi at yahoo dot com
July 20th, 2013 at 10:46 am
thanks for hosting 🙂
July 20th, 2013 at 3:41 pm
Love the cover! Thank you for the giveaway.
books4me67 at ymail dot com
July 20th, 2013 at 5:05 pm
Thanks for the blog hop
July 20th, 2013 at 10:45 pm
Loved the excerpt. Thanks for the giveaway!
July 20th, 2013 at 11:50 pm
This book looks amazeballs!! Can’t wait to read it!! Thank you so much for being a part of this hop and for giving me the opportunity to win!
July 21st, 2013 at 12:36 am
bn100candg at hotmail dot com
July 21st, 2013 at 5:06 am
Thanks a ton!
justjanhvi at gmail dot com
July 21st, 2013 at 9:33 am
Thanks for participating in the hop, a chance to win and giving me a new author to read! LOL
dragon5174 at gmail dot com
July 21st, 2013 at 9:50 am
Star Catcher sounds interesting; I hope I win. Especially since I need to read it before dicky-dunking season! Loved the post. Thanks for the chance to win. email@example.com
July 21st, 2013 at 5:51 pm
Sounds like an awesome story! Cant wait to read it! Looks so good! Thank you for the fun hop and giveaway! 🙂
July 21st, 2013 at 6:37 pm
Thanks for participating in the hop.
July 21st, 2013 at 9:51 pm
Thanks for being on the hop. My summer reading is going to be full of some great reads.
bournmelissa at hotmail dot com
July 21st, 2013 at 9:56 pm
Thanks for the amazing giveaway!
elizabeth @ bookattict . com
July 21st, 2013 at 10:09 pm
Thanks for the giveaway. I’ll have to check out your books.
July 21st, 2013 at 10:14 pm
Hehe I love your sense of humor!
I already splurged on Star Catcher so you don’t need to put me in that draw – let someone else discover your awesomeness! 🙂
July 21st, 2013 at 10:19 pm
You are the bomb, Heather! ❤ Hey, maybe you'll win the Kindle or gift card! 🙂
July 21st, 2013 at 10:52 pm
Thanks for the great giveaway!