Hot Autumn Nights Blog Hop

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I love autumn and the weather getting cooler. Maybe it’s because I get tired of the heat here in Phoenix. I do miss the change of colors.

But even though Autumn can cool down the days, the nights can sure heat up with the right person. My two absolute favs for Autumn evenings is roasting marshmallows by a fire wrapped up in a blanket with someone special or hot tubbing. A nice butterscotch martini in hand sure takes the edge off the day too.

Below is an excerpt from Protecting Katie. There is a moment in the evening where the hero, Morgan, and Kristen, the heroine’s relationship changes dramatically. I thought it was a sweet moment in the story. No fire roaring in the fireplace or hot tub in sight, yet….

After several minutes of playing, Katie waved the cards under her father’s nose. “I won! Hah, Dad! What do you think of that?”

“You were probably cheating,” he insisted archly as a superior look crossed his features.

“I was not!” Katie retorted.

“Yes, you were.”

“No, I wasn’t!” A frustrated look crossed Katie’s face until she must have realized what Kristen had guessed all along. Her father was teasing.

Groaning, Katie hurled the cards in his face, and laughed when one caught in his hair.

Kristen suppressed a giggle. “I think your father’s trying to cover up his own cheating.”

“You think so?” Katie sent her a conspiratorial smile.

“Oh, most definitely.” Nodding, Kristen attempted a grave expression.

“Then he gets a tickle torture!” Katie launched herself at Morgan. She showed no mercy, relentlessly wiggling her fingers into his ribs.

After some struggle, he managed to hold his daughter at arm’s length and get out, “I swear I didn’t cheat. It was Kristen all along.”

Kristen burst out laughing. “Not on your life! I don’t cheat.”

“Oh, yes. That’s right. Kristen wouldn’t think to lower herself to such behavior.”

Kristen saw the evil intent in his eyes and protested, “Oh, no you don’t.”

Pausing with her attack, Katie looked up and the same impish expression formed in her eyes. Just then, Kristen realized fondly, although they might not be related by blood, the two of them were a matched pair all the same.

“I think you should get her, Dad. She’s too big for me.”

Kristen’s eyes widened. “You wouldn’t dare—”

“I think Kristen just dared me. What do you think?” he consulted Katie.

His daughter nodded vehemently. “That was a dare.”

Before she knew it, Kristen was on her back with Morgan straddling her waist and tickling the breath from her lungs.

“Stop! Stop!” Kristen cried between peals of laughter and gasps for air.

“Then you cheated, right?” Morgan demanded, his face inches from her own. The twinkle in his eyes ruined his serious expression.

“Yes! Yes!” she cried. “Anything!”

Her last word echoed through the room. Morgan stopped the torture to her ribs and slid his hands to her waist.

“Did you say ‘anything’?”

This time, she knew the seriousness in Morgan’s expression wasn’t an act. Something far more dangerous than humor smoldered in his eyes. Desire. It darkened his eyes to deep, steamy cocoa, and did crazy things to her heart rate and breathing. And that sensuous half-smile of his did even worse things to her mind.

Kristen couldn’t stop staring even if she wanted to. She drank in the strong column of his throat, the dark slash of brows, the square jaw and platinum hair, then finally she found herself drowning beneath his gaze.

A movement in the corner of her vision reminded her of Katie, and her wayward mind came to a jarring halt.

“You better let me up,” Kristen said in a voice huskier than she liked. “Katie…”

Flushing, he rose to his feet and held out his hand. She took it, and deliberately ignored the electrical current of awareness that rushed through her. She was burning up already. And he hadn’t even done a blasted thing to her yet! She needed to get a hold of herself. My goodness. By the time he got around to kissing her, she’d be already dead from spontaneous combustion.

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By | 2017-03-30T07:53:52+00:00 November 29th, 2012|Blog Hop|65 Comments

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  1. Megan @ Riverina Romantics November 29, 2012 at 2:51 am - Reply

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  2. Yvette November 29, 2012 at 3:42 am - Reply

    Love the cover of the books. Thanks for the chance to win.

  3. Lori H November 29, 2012 at 3:52 am - Reply

    That is a very sweet moment in the excerpt. First time author for me so can’t wait to read it! I’m adding it to my Christmas list now 🙂

  4. Vanessa N. November 29, 2012 at 4:30 am - Reply

    Love the cover and thanks for the giveaway.

  5. samantha atkin November 29, 2012 at 4:40 am - Reply

    I love finding new Authors the Blog Hops are a great way to do this thanks for a great giveaway.

  6. Laurie bittenbyparanormalromance November 29, 2012 at 6:11 am - Reply

    Protection Kate sound great! I am adding it to my TBR pile.

  7. Petula Winmill November 29, 2012 at 6:25 am - Reply

    The book looks good I look forward to reading it.

  8. Heather @ Red Headed Bookworm November 29, 2012 at 6:28 am - Reply

    Sounds like a great book! I will be keeping my eye on this one. THanks!
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  9. jennifer mathis November 29, 2012 at 7:01 am - Reply

    wow great excerpt

  10. Crystal Young November 29, 2012 at 7:08 am - Reply

    The book sounds great. Thanks for the giveaway.
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  11. Christine Eagles November 29, 2012 at 7:15 am - Reply

    This is one of the greatest giveaways. My son would love me if i won cause it would mean I’d be able to get the one gift he wants and is up in the air because it’s beyond my means. But this GC would pay for 80%. So I’m off to follow the Hop til the end.


    p.s…this looks really good so it’s put at the top of the list of to buy!

  12. Annie Slasher November 29, 2012 at 7:16 am - Reply

    So glad I am actually home so I can participate in this Hop!

  13. Larissa Rodgers November 29, 2012 at 7:30 am - Reply

    Great Cover! Thanks for the chance to win 🙂

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  14. Kat Morrisey November 29, 2012 at 7:55 am - Reply

    This book looks great! It’s so going on my TBR list! Thanks for the opportunity!


  15. Karina V November 29, 2012 at 8:15 am - Reply

    Or autumn is not as nice as you have, sadly , anyway, thank you for the chance to join this hop!

  16. JeanMP November 29, 2012 at 9:14 am - Reply

    Loved the excerpt, great looking cover.
    Thanks for the giveaway.
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  17. Shannon November 29, 2012 at 9:17 am - Reply

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  18. laurie goudge November 29, 2012 at 9:20 am - Reply

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  19. Eva November 29, 2012 at 9:54 am - Reply

    Thank you for the chance!


  20. Michelle Bledsoe November 29, 2012 at 10:38 am - Reply

    Such a sweet excerpt. I am new to your books and this has got me interested in reading them. Thanks for joining the hop and offering us a wonderful prize.

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  21. Renee B November 29, 2012 at 11:01 am - Reply

    My favorite thing about Autumn/Fall is the changing color of the leaves, orange, yellow, red, even purple. They are so pretty. My least favorite thing is raking up those pretty leaves. LOL I love to curl up by the fire and read a hot romance book on a cold fall evening.
    you are a new author for me and I would love the chance to win your book. Thanks for being part of the hop and for the chance to win.
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  22. susan platt November 29, 2012 at 11:09 am - Reply

    Awesome giveaway!

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  23. Kelsey Summer November 29, 2012 at 11:26 am - Reply

    Thanks for the giveaway. I’m already missing the heat of summer here in New England. Autumn is not my favorite season because it’s too short here. We’ve already had snow so I consider it winter. Love to curl up with a good book though and keep warm.


  24. kellee November 29, 2012 at 11:28 am - Reply

    awesome giveaway!!

  25. Cathy V November 29, 2012 at 11:54 am - Reply

    Great excerpt and cover! Thanks for the giveaway.

  26. Rita Wray November 29, 2012 at 12:10 pm - Reply

    Thank you for the giveaway. I would take the heat over the cold any day.


  27. kimberly holgate November 29, 2012 at 2:44 pm - Reply

    looking fortward to hop thanks
    kimberly holgate

  28. Carol November 29, 2012 at 3:23 pm - Reply

    Thanks for the giveaway! and it was an amazing excerpt (so sweet!!) thanks for sharing it with us =)


  29. Raonaid Luckwell November 29, 2012 at 3:38 pm - Reply

    In West Virginia we don’t get as hot as Pheonix… but Autumn is a respite from the heat where it is neither too hot nor too cold. Comfortable weather… But it also reminds me that winter is around the corner – which I hate. LOL

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  30. JanD November 29, 2012 at 3:41 pm - Reply

    Cute excerpt.
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  31. Trix November 29, 2012 at 3:48 pm - Reply

    Sounds fantastic!


  32. Judy-Ree November 29, 2012 at 4:01 pm - Reply

    Thanks for the giveaway. This sounds like a fantastic book!

  33. Joy F November 29, 2012 at 5:15 pm - Reply

    Sounds good, thanks for the hop.
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  34. deb p November 29, 2012 at 6:19 pm - Reply

    Sounds wonderful; happy holidays.

  35. Blu November 29, 2012 at 6:40 pm - Reply

    Thank you for the awesome giveaway!

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  36. Sue Sattler November 29, 2012 at 7:01 pm - Reply

    Yeah another great book to add to my list. With christmas just around the corner these blog hops are great help in finding my presents.


  37. Natasha November 29, 2012 at 7:19 pm - Reply

    Thanks for the chance to win!
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  38. April November 29, 2012 at 9:07 pm - Reply

    This book looks hot! Def going on my TBR list!

    Thanks for the hop!


  39. Melissa Limoges November 30, 2012 at 5:26 am - Reply

    Nice excerpt! Thanks for participating in the hop! 🙂


  40. Diane Sallans November 30, 2012 at 10:52 am - Reply

    these hops are fun!

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  41. Lona Stringer November 30, 2012 at 11:37 am - Reply

    Thx for the hop stop.

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  42. latisha depoortere November 30, 2012 at 11:55 am - Reply

    Thank you very much for the great giveaway and fun blog hop!
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  43. Rose November 30, 2012 at 1:10 pm - Reply

    Thank you for participating in this blog hop 🙂


  44. Carla November 30, 2012 at 4:33 pm - Reply

    I love the cool weather. It allows me to turn on the oven and keep it going non-stop. The smell of fresh baked yumminess is worth the chill in the air.

  45. Holly Calhoun November 30, 2012 at 5:33 pm - Reply

    Thanks for the giveaway:)

  46. ki pha November 30, 2012 at 7:02 pm - Reply

    thanks for the giveaway!!


  47. Lacey T December 1, 2012 at 12:48 am - Reply

    Thanks for the amazing giveaway!

  48. Kaci Verdun December 1, 2012 at 2:41 am - Reply

    Thanks for the chance to win and it sounds like a great read!
    A butterscotch martini sounds like the perfect autumn drink!

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  49. Evie December 1, 2012 at 2:43 am - Reply

    Great blog hop!
    Thanks for the giveaway.
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  50. Aly P December 1, 2012 at 3:38 am - Reply

    Thanks for the giveaway.

  51. BookAttict December 1, 2012 at 7:57 am - Reply

    Thanks for the amazing excerpt and giveaway!
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  52. Veronika December 1, 2012 at 8:02 am - Reply

    Thank you for the post!
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  53. Kaitlyn Weaver December 1, 2012 at 10:41 am - Reply

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  54. Sherry S. December 1, 2012 at 11:07 am - Reply

    Sounds like a great book!
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  55. Lisa Walker December 1, 2012 at 11:55 am - Reply

    Great excerpt and I love the cover! Thanks for the chance to win!

  56. Shani December 1, 2012 at 3:49 pm - Reply

    Thanks for the giveaway!


  57. Jenny December 1, 2012 at 4:36 pm - Reply

    Great excerpt! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  58. Tina B December 1, 2012 at 6:28 pm - Reply

    Great excerpt! Thank you for sharing and for the giveaway!

    Tina B
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  59. Katie Amanda December 1, 2012 at 6:36 pm - Reply

    Thanks for participating. katieamanda1(at)yahoo(dot)com

  60. Beckey December 1, 2012 at 8:28 pm - Reply

    Happy Holidays


  61. Daniel M December 1, 2012 at 8:58 pm - Reply

    liked the excerpt thanks for the giveaway!

  62. Foretta December 1, 2012 at 9:00 pm - Reply

    Thanks for contest

  63. Stephanie W. December 1, 2012 at 9:13 pm - Reply

    Thanks for the giveaway!!


  64. Shadow December 2, 2012 at 8:04 pm - Reply

    Thanks for the awesome hop and giveaway! Best wishes and many blessings to you and yours! 🙂

  65. bn100 December 2, 2012 at 8:34 pm - Reply

    Thanks for the giveaway.


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