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Sunday, June 12, 2011

Party 'till Your Heels Fly Off

Party ‘till Your Heels Fly Off Blog Hop



Tour Rules

1) HAVE FUN!!!

2) INVITE ALL OF YOUR FRIENDS!!! SPREAD THE WORD!!!

3) THIS TOUR STARTS: Monday, June 13, at Midnight (Arizona Time)
THIS TOUR ENDS: Monday, June 20, at Midnight (Arizona Time)
Winners will be drawn and posted June 21st! ***

4) MEET AND MINGLE WITH ALL THE AUTHORS! EXPERIENCE A NEW PARTY DESTINATION AT EVERY STOP! PARTICIPATE IN EVERY BLOG CONTEST AND BE ENTERED FOR CHANCES TO WIN MULTIPLE PRIZES! EVERY BLOG VISITED IS ANOTHER OPPORTUNITY TO WIN!!

5) PARTICIPATION AT ALL BLOGS IS RECOMMENDED, BUT NOT REQUIRED. REMEMBER, THE MORE BLOGS YOU HOP, THE BETTER YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING PRIZES. EVERY AUTHOR IS WAITING TO MEET AND INTERACT WITH YOU, SO PLEASE BE SURE TO SHOW EVERY AUTHOR SOME LOVE!

6) DID I MENTION TO HAVE FUN? WHOO! HOO!! HERE WE GOOOOOOOOOOOO!

***Authors have full discretion to choose an alternate winner in the event any winner fails to claim their prize(s) within 72 hours of their name being posted or after notification of win, whichever comes first. Anyone who participates in this blog hop tour is subject to these rules***

Don’t people love to dance? I don’t think there’s anything to compare to the thrill of taking to the floor and moving into the strong arms of a handsome man. Yep, no doubt about it, thrilling is the word. You feel so light on your feet you’re sure you could dance the night away, and by the look in his eyes you know he feels the same way. Just writing the words brings a smile to my face as I think of the times I’ve danced with stars in my eyes.



Now, imagine for a moment that you’re falling in love with the most wonderful man on earth, and he invites you to go to a wedding with him. Naturally, there’ll be dancing at the reception, but you don’t think he can dance because he was in an accident, and he has a bad leg. Let’s just explore that scenario in this excerpt from A New Dream.

“Wasn’t it a beautiful wedding?” Violet sighed as she watched the bride and groom moving across the dance floor.

“I guess, but the food’s great.” Matt polished off the last bite of his roast beef with gusto.

Violet rolled her eyes. “Just like a man.”

“Let me make it up to you. Would you like to dance?”

“What a lovely idea.” Violet stood up and took his hand. They moved to the dance floor, and she went into his arms. “I didn’t think you’d be able to dance.” She hoped Matt hadn’t noticed that her voice sounded a little breathless. The feel of his body against hers caused her breathing to do funny things.

A little smile played at the corner of Matt’s mouth. “I practiced with Chris. You should have seen us. It was hysterical.”

“I bet.” Violet barely heard him. She moved a little closer and dared to lay her head against his shoulder. He smelled of soap and aftershave. Little darts of pleasure stabbed her as smooth muscles moved under her hand. If she didn’t put a little space
between them she was going to shock everyone by kissing him right here and now.

“Yeah, he let me lead, but he kept forgetting he was supposed to follow, so it was pretty confusing.”

Violet almost wished her dress wasn’t cut so low in the back. Matt’s hand scorched her back with its warmth. “You’re doing well.”

“I can’t do fast dances.”

Violet just couldn’t help herself. She squeezed Matt’s shoulder. “We won’t do fast dances.”

After dancing until the wee hours at the reception, Matt takes Violet home.

Violet gasped as Matt’s blond head bent over hers. Their lips met in a searing kiss that made Violet tremble. Need threatened to swamp her. She felt her face turn pink and gave thanks for the dark which hid her reaction. All Matt had to do was touch her, and she turned into a quivering mass of Jell--‐‑O!

As Matt’s arms firmly encircled her shoulders, he kissed her again. When she felt his lips against her throat, Violet made a little sound somewhere between a gasp and a groan and clenched his shoulders. Cold chills raced up her arms.

Matt raised his head and tilted Violet’s chin upward.

“What’s wrong?” Violet whispered. She shut her eyes and slid over in the swing so she could get closer to him. Thank goodness he had removed his jacket. She could feel his shoulders so much easier that way.

“Violet, look at me.”

Violet sighed and opened her eyes. “What is it?” she whispered again.

Matt stroked the side of her face with a gentle hand. “You’re the prettiest thing I’ve ever seen.” He dropped a kiss on her hair and settled her head against his shoulder. You don’t act like you’re ashamed to be seen with me, and I …well…thank you for that.”

“I like the way you smell,” Violet answered, too caught up in the feel of him against her to pay much attention. “Is it after shave, or is it just you?”

“Violet are you paying attention to me?”

“Hmm?”

Violet heard a smile in his voice. “Nothing.” His lips tasted hers while the moon beamed down upon the lovers on the front porch.

Matt is so silly! As if Violet cares that after he hurt his leg he can’t be a pro-football player anymore.

Thanks so much for stopping by today and reading about Matt and Violet. I’m giving away a PDF copy of A New Dream as well as a pair of beautiful handmade earrings by Lucy O. To enter your name in the drawing you have to do two things:

1.Follow this blog. Do so by clicking on the follow link in the left sidebar. It’s near the top. I’ll follow you back.

2. Leave a comment telling me that you followed and INCLUDE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS.

If you are already a follower, leave me a comment and tell me so. Also include your email address.

Romance Junkies gave A New Dream a 4.5 and said, A NEW DREAM is a wonderful contemporary romance with heartwarming characters and heartfelt moments. Elaine Cantrell creates a beautiful, believable relationship with old fashioned values that adds sweetness to the story. All of her characters were likable with emotions and reactions that one can relate to. My favorite though had to be the hero Matt, who had to face a very difficult reality. His growth and the way Ms. Cantrell portrayed his struggles with coming to terms with the changes in his life was nicely done. This is one of the best inspirational romances I’ve read in a while.

Your next stop on the tour is Valerie Maarten: http://vmaarten.blogspot.com/2011/06/party-til-your-heels-fly-off-mega.html?zx=68c0675c3e6581d9



27 comments:

Leanne109 said...

I really enjoyed your excerpt! Hope to read more :D
GFC Leanne109

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shadowestr said...

I followed!

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tannis.herron said...

Followed!!!! :)

Ellen Elizabeth said...

Hi Elaine! I followed your blog and I'm looking forward to reading your book in the future even if I don't win (: My email is: vampyreprincess109@gmail.com
I wish you and the authors good luck on running the blog hop smoothly! (:

BLHmistress said...

I followed_BLHmistress

Thanks for such a fun time on this blog hop

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Melissa said...

I loved your excerpt!! I so love a man that can dance not many of them left...
I'm following: MelissaSanchezDempsey
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IandSsmom said...

GFC Shannon Johnson
thank you!!
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shadow_kohler said...

great excerpt! im a follower. thank you!
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stina6891 said...

I loved the excerpt! Dancing and romance is a fantastic combination! I am now a follower of the blog, plus I am following you on twitter and added you on facebook! I will definitely have to check out A New Dream! I am sold from that excerpt!

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terri_dion said...

who wants a fast dance when your falling in love anyway right my husband cant dance at all and i'm taller than him but i dont care just being close to him swaying to the music makes me feel like we're falling in love

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June M. said...

Loved the excerpt. Thank you for joining the blog hop and for the giveaway!

I follow as: June M.
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BellaColella said...

YAY love your blog!! thanks:)
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Elaine Cantrell said...

Thanks to everyone who stopped by. I'm so glad you enjoyed the excerpt. Good luck in the drawing.

Tich said...

Glad you joined the blog hop!

Leticha Brewster

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Jean P said...

Great excerpt, really enjoyed it.

GFC follower JeanP

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Felicia said...

I'm a follower! I love to slow dance with my husband but he's not as keen as I so this is not something we do often. Thanks so much for sharing!

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Andrea said...

I'm following you :) The book sounds incredible! I'm so glad to be meeting so many wonderful authors. Take care.

Andrea
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Gabby said...
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Amanda said...

Following! I really enjoyed reading the excerpt just wished there was more! :)

Amanda
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Kym said...

Following and truly enjoyed the excerpt !

I love dancing, it is so romantic !

kym
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SydneyTwiMum said...
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SydneyTwiMum said...

Hi~ I really enjoyed reading the little excerpt, I was already able to connect to the characters and want more!
I am thoroughly enjoying the blog hop that's opening me up to so many new things to read!
I have followed as SydneyGen.
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Diana said...

Very beautiful post! Thanks for the great giveaway.
GFC follower as Diana

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rhonda said...

hi. I`m already a follower! Glad to see you in this blog hop. I look forward to reading your books.

Emma said...

a follower.great excerpt of A NEW DREAM . Please enter me in the giveaway.Thanks for the giveaway.augustlily06(at)aim(dot)com.

Michelle Bledsoe said...

Hi I am a new follower. I would love a chance to read your book.

koonie2888 at yahoo dot com

Katrina W said...

Great Excerpt ! I am a new follower :O) and look forward to reading you story :)
kat
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