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Monday, September 19, 2011

Autumn Harvest Fall Through The Pages Blog Tour

Tour Rules

1) HAVE FUN!!!

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

3) THIS TOUR STARTS: Monday, September 19, at Midnight (Arizona Time)
THIS TOUR ENDS: Monday, September 26, at Midnight (Arizona Time)
Winners will be drawn and posted September 27th! ***

4) MEET AND MINGLE WITH ALL THE AUTHORS & BOOK PAGES! EXPERIENCE A NEW 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 & BOOK PAGE IS WAITING TO MEET AND INTERACT WITH YOU, SO PLEASE BE SURE TO SHOW THEM SOME LOVE!

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

***Authors & Book Pages 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***


One fun part of autumn is Halloween.  Even as an adult I think it's fun to dress up and pretend for awhile.  In this excerpt from A New Dream, my hero and heroine have gone to a Halloween party.

When Matt turned around, Violet caught a glimpse of his face, and it occurred to her how dark and quiet the deserted store seemed. Maybe she shouldn’t have worn such a revealing costume!

Violet hunched her shoulders and pulled the top of her Cleopatra gown up. But that only drew attention to her chest. His eyes lingered and his tongue darted out and lined his lips. Violet shivered as her senses registered how the air swirled with sensual overtones.

“Hadn’t we better go?” she appealed as she fidgeted with one of her bracelets.

“What’s the hurry? We never have a minute to ourselves.  Someone’s always around.”

Violet’s heart raced as Matt moved toward her. She wasn’t really afraid of him. She couldn’t imagine him forcing his attentions on her no matter how big and powerful he was, but he had acted different the last week or so. With effort, she held her ground at his approach.

“Why are you scared of me?” Matt asked his voice as soft and rich as velvet. “Your eyes are as big as saucers.”

Violet’s chin came up. “I’m not scared of you.”

“Then you won’t mind if I do this.” Matt trailed his fingers up her bare arm, leaving a path of goose bumps behind.

Violet quivered and tried to catch her breath as he pulled  into his arms. She didn’t know whether to bless or curse her costume, for both of his hands now rested against her bare back.  Matt laid her head against his shoulder. Violet caught his male scent and shivered; she pressed herself closer to him. A warm, fluttery feeling deep inside coiled and twisted and threatened to build into something monumental and wonderful.

He bent his head and nuzzled his face against Violet’s neck.  She felt his lips warm against her throat, and convulsively her arms tightened around him. A few guys had kissed and nuzzled her before, but it had never been like this. This was the most arousing experience of her life. Matt’s masculinity had stimulated all of her feminine instincts. Had she ever been so aware of a man before?
No, she hadn’t.

Boldly, she stroked the back of his neck and explored the texture of his hair. Matt didn’t seem to mind, so she rubbed his shoulders and back; the man did have great shoulders. Matt made a little sound low in his throat that made her knees grow weak. What audacity to think she could control the leashed power under her fingers.

In a sudden, swift motion, Matt pushed one of the brief sleeves of her costume from her shoulder and kissed the place where the sleeve had rested. “Your skin is so soft and warm,” he whispered.

Violet gasped. 

To win a copy of A New Dream become a follower of this blog.  Leave a comment telling me about it.  If you already follow leave a comment and say so.   For a chance to win an extra surprise package, tell someone about me and my writing.  Tweet it, post on FB, etc.  Leave a comment telling me where you promoted me.  Good luck!

Go here for a list of all participants.
 

27 comments:

Katrina W said...

OhHH loved the excerpt !! cant wait to read this one !! sounds hmmm deliscious !!! I am from australia so we dont dress up much for halloween, I do indulge the kids,, paint there face, but as we dont trick or treat much its just fun for them.
I already follow your blog,, WIll spread the love over at facebook and twitter for you. I am run_with_wolves at twitterland and facebook katrina whittaker, Love the cover and good luck with the new release ;)
kat
kittee_cat@bigpond.com

Elaine Cantrell said...

Thanks for coming by, Kat, and thanks for the help. I'll add you to the surprise drawing pot.

Leanne109 said...

Hey there!

I'm already your GFC follower and FB friend :D Great giveaway and loved your post. Fall is soooo pretty but chilly lol Pls. enter me in your contest :)

GFC Leanne109
leanne_gag[at]hotmail[dot]com
www.booksnmakeup.com

Elaine Cantrell said...

Will do, Leann. I'm looking forward to your Halloween party.

LuAnn said...

I'm already a follower of your blog and twitter!

reading_frenzy at yahoo dot com

heather said...

Already a blog follower and FB but I just made a Twitter account last week so I'm headed over there now to follow you :)
chamblinh@gmail.com

Jennifer Mathis said...

great excerpt. course I tell everyone how great ur books are :)

meandi09@yahoo.com

Joselyn Vaughn said...

Already have it on my TBR list. :-)

Elaine Cantrell said...

Thank you Jennifer and Joselyn.

Julie Jansen said...

Hello Elaine! Nice to meet you during this blog tour. Have now linked with you on fb and am following your blog :)

Julie

Molly said...

I am a new GFC follower! Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

MollyATreviewsbymollyDOTcom

Molly said...

I shared on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=223037277753297&id=224397690906917

MollyATreviewsbymollyDOTcom

Elaine Cantrell said...

thanks Molly and Julie. I'm so glad to meet both of you.

Kristina's Books & More said...

I really, really want to read A New Dream! :) Loved the excerpt! I am already a follower and I mentioned you on twitter @KristinaHaecker

Kristina
kristinaleigh1@hotmail.com

shadow_kohler said...

Wonderful book! I already got a copy from ya and it was wonderful! I tweeted it, so hopefully you'll get more people! Id love to be entered into your surprise package please. Thank you! :) tweet- http://twitter.com/#!/LuvToRead09/status/116868874611343361
old gfc- shadow_kohler
twitter- LuvToRead09
shadowluvs2read(at)aol(dot)com
I cant wait for Halloween! Its my favorite holiday! So much fun! :P

Sherry Gloag said...

This sounds so good. Dressing up for halloween is catching on in the UK but has a long way to go before it reaches the lengths you go to in the States.

mirrormera92 said...

I'm following! Thanks for the contest!

Loved the cover and the excerpt!

mirrormera92@aol.com

Ronda (Queentutt's World of Escapism) said...

A New Dream sounds wonderful and loved the excerpt.

I'm a new GFC Followr and I am loving this hop. I am finding New Blogs, New authors like yourself with your fantastic work. Thank you for the oportunity in the giveaway.

mrsqueentutt@yahoo.com

Alison said...

This book sounds wonderful. Thanks for the chance to win :)
I'm a new GFC follower.

alison.fees@gmail.com

Meg said...

Hi Elaine... just stopping by - love the autumn pix! The Hallowe'en scene was a good idea to put in the blog hop!

TinaBuriedUnderBooks said...

Thanks for that great excerpt!
GFC follower: TinaBuriedUnderBooks
Tweeted: https://twitter.com/#!/TiDubb/status/118134900690915328

kamwh1207(at)att(dot)net

shadowestr said...

I followed!

http://hadesgoddess.deviantart.com/journal/44467093/

and I told someone about ya :)

shadowestr said...

I followed!

http://hadesgoddess.deviantart.com/journal/44467093/

and I told someone about ya :)

jessica said...

I'm a GFC follower. I loved the excerpt. Thanks for being a part of the hop. I hope that you had a great weekend.
jessangil at gmail dot com
-Jessica B

Dinda_SI said...

I'm a follower.

dl(dot)love(dot)freedom(at)gmail(dot)com

geschumann said...

GFC - Gloria
Would love to read your book. Thanks for the giveaway!

geschumann at live dot com

Ramblings of a Part time Druid said...

I would love a chance to win.. it looks super interesting.
i will follow you on twitter and post about your giveaway.
http://twitter.com/#!/Raynekitten/status/118477212637868032