Thursday, December 13, 2012

Holiday Gifts of Love Blog Hop Dec 14th - 17th

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I am so excited to be a part of this Holiday gifts of Love and thank you for stopping by my blog on this glorious hop. This time of year especially, love is in the air, I feel it. I love it! And ... of course I have a giveaway! 

To help you get in the mood for love I have two short sweet romantic snippets. They are sweet because they are young adult. One from my new book, Allusive Aftershock due to be released December 23rd and the other from one of my favorite young adult authors, Airicka Phoenix from her Touching Smoke novel.
Merry Christmas and enjoy! After you read the short snippets please enter the contest to win a copy of Aircika's book or my book and don't forget about the grand prizes. 

Allusive Aftershock by Susan Griscom

“Wow,” I whispered, standing between Max and Court. Out of the corner of my eye, I noticed Court’s focus change and he stared down at me. There was something strange about the way his eyes bored into me, as if he could see into my soul. I waited for him to look away but he held his gaze on me while I pretended to marvel at the sky. I’d never seen him stare at me that way before and I got nervous. My fingers fidgeted with each other and I clamped two of them in my other hand to steady them. If I hadn’t known better, I never would have guessed in a million years he had injuries. His eyes stayed fixed on me with an intense tenderness I had never seen from a boy before. Maybe Courtland Reese wasn’t so bad after all. Standing between the two of them in all their glorious hotness had my stomach doing flip-flops. I knew it was wrong to think these things under the circumstances, but maybe my mind just needed the distraction … or confusion. I loved Max, but I was beginning to like Courtland too. Man, I was in so much trouble.

Touching Smoke by Airicka Phoenix

He turned his head, nuzzling the side of my jaw with his lips. His arms snaked around my middle, turning us so we were on our side and I was pressed into the folds of his chest. We were touching everywhere like two pieces of a perfect puzzle. Even the erratic tattooing of his heart beat against mine in an age old language understood only by them. We were as close to being a single entity as we could possibly get without ever removing our clothes.  
“What am I?” I whispered, my eyelids already drooping in the promises of sleep.
If at any point I doubted that he felt half of what I felt, he pressed his lips to my ear, and whispered, “Mine. Always.”

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  1. Can't really think of one romantic holiday. Sad but true. My hubby isn't really the romantic type. He likes to laugh!

  2. Sadly no romantic holiday memories :-(

  3. sorry no romantic holiday memories

  4. Sorry NO romantic Christmas memories

    Happy Holidays

  5. It wasn't a Christmas Memory but last year on Valentine's Day, my husband proposed :) That was pretty romantic.

  6. Most romantic... Hubby (at the time was just my boyfriend) flew from Philly to Vegas to go to a Christmas party with me... He had all kinds of surprises up his sleeves! I guess that is why I kept him!

  7. Sorry no romantic Christmas memories:(

  8. A huge congratulations on your release. I am very unromantic and so is my boyfriend. He has been divorced three times if that tells you anything! LOL

    Thanks for the giveaway and happy holidays,

  9. My first date with my hubby was on Valentine's day. We went to eat at a great restaurant in Durango that was very romantic. Don't really have any romantic Christmas memories I can think of. sheree.gladdenATgmailDOTcom

  10. Love the holidays but not really that romantic i would rather spend it with my kids and family.

  11. Drinking hot cocoa, sitting on couch with all of the Christmas lights on and watching a movie with the kiddos. That is as romantic as it gets in my house with 4 kids. LOL

  12. Boy I was feeling really pathetic, until I realized I am not alone LOL I cannot think of a single romantic holiday memory, other than what I have read in books :) Thank you for the lovely giveaway opportunity.


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