Sunday, December 9, 2012

EVERNIGHT'S CHRISTMAS BLOG HOP~

Welcome to the Evernight Holiday Blog Hop!
We love the holidays, we love making our readers happy and we love giving away swag. What better way to do that than to hold a blog hop?

Here's how it works... the more blogs you hop to (shown below) the more chance you have of winning prizes. Each site on the hop is offering a prize and Evernight is offering an iPad 2 as the grand prize! To be in with a chance of winning the site prize simply follow the blog you're visiting and leave a comment which includes your email address. Each entry on each blog is then counted towards the grand prize draw. The more entries you have, the better your chance of winning that iPad 2! You also get extra points for liking the Evernight Facebook page
http://www.facebook.com/#!/evernightpublishing . Just make sure you let us know in the comments that you've done so.  We're also giving away and Evernight swag bag on our main blog at www.evernightpublishing.blogspot.com !!
Now for the fun part for me, I'm offering THREE $10.00 Evernight Publishing Gift Certificates as my prize from the hop!  To be eligible, you need to do three things! First follow me here on my blog, 2nd, follow me on twitter my twitter name is @kathleengrieve and lastly, "Like" my facebook author page at: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Kathleen-GrieveAuthor/251669291518939?ref=hl
Here is a sneak peek of the second book in my Dating Series, Dating Impossible which is the sequel to Dating 911.  I'm planning to submit it to Evernight by the end of the month! For all of you who have wondered if Dr. Cruz Avery  would find love, this is his story.  You may remember that he is Firefighter Jett Avery's twin brother.  Every Wednesday I take post a Hump Day Hook , Last Week, I started with a paragraph from the following scene and since Evernight's Christmas Blog Hop is all this week, I decided to finish with more from that scene. This is unedited, folks, so have mercy:
At the doorway to the bathroom, Cruz leaned his shoulder on the doorjamb and absorbed the scene before him.  JJ lay in the middle of an oversized tub filled with bubbles.  The fragrant scent of roses filled his nostrils.  She held a beer to her plump lips and sang into the bottle like a microphone.  Water sloshed over the edge and onto the tiled floor as her hips swayed to the music.  Her taut pink nipples played peek-a-boo through the sudsy water.  A tempest storm of desire flooded his veins and his cock bulged against the fabric of his pants.

“…I'd be the last to help you understand...Are you strong enough to be my man…”

Just as she sang the last words her head turned to wear he stood.  Those amazing pale green eyes widened and she screamed, jumping straight up.  Soapy water splashed onto the floor and made its way over to his shoes.  Feet glued to where he stood, Cruz’s mouth dropped open as he openly appreciated the way the suds and water droplets slowly slid downward revealing all her lickable parts.

“What the fuck, Cruz!” she yelled and stepped over the rim of the tub onto the small bath rug that was now soaked.  “You scared the living shit out of me.” 

She set the beer bottle down onto the nearby counter and yanked a fluffy terry cloth towel from the rack above the toilet.  JJ wrapped the towel around her delicious body and tucked the ends of the cloth between the folds of her cleavage.  And just like that, all those lovely curves were wrapped up away from his view.

Words failed him.  Part of him felt like a voyeur marching into her house without being invited in, but the other part of him knew that she was essential.  Essential to his own health and well-being.  Like exercising, eating right, and breathing.  Without JJ, he wouldn’t be able to thrive, grow, and love. 

Cruz held up his hands in surrender, silently begging for mercy.  Propelled forward by his need for this one woman, he closed the short distance between them and reached for the loose ends between her fabulous breasts.  With one hand, he loosened the towel and it dropped to the wet tile at their feet, with his other he cupped her cheek. 

“JJ,” he said softly.  “Once again, I find myself coming over here to check on you, worried out of my mind when you don’t answer the door, and when I come to rescue you, find you in a delectable state of dishevelment.”

He ran the pad of his thumb over her moist, lower lip.  A bundle of emotions tumbled across her features as anger plummeted into uncertainty.  The fire in her pale green gaze brightened, changing from irritation and fury to white hot lust. 

“I thought I told you no,” she said, removing his tie.  “You’re fucking complicating my already complicated life.”

Not one hint of annoyance in her tone.  Triumphant at last! A smile curved his lips.  Cruz kicked out of his loafers, uncaring that his socks stuck to the wet floor. “Ah, baby,” he said.  “You ought to know that I don’t take rejection easily.”
Check out my current releases with Evernight! The links are below and you can read excerpts/blurbs also on this blog:
 
http://www.evernightpublishing.com/dating-911-by-kathleen-grieve/
Below is the linky's list of participating authors!
Happy hopping!
Kathleen

64 comments:

Jennifer Simpkins said...

I've been following your blog and liked your fan page...lol. I'm not on Twitter, even though I need to be. Good luck with your blog hop!

jsimpkins91 at yahoo dot com

Dee Ann Williamson said...

Wow, love the scene--very steamy. LOL

Kathleen Grieve said...

Thank you Jennifer! Good Luck!

Kathleen Grieve said...

Thank you very much, Dee Ann! This book has been a lot of fun to write! I can't wait to get it submitted!

Phoenix Johnson said...

Well, I'm following, and liked you and Evernight, as well as joined your blog; only about time! dea dot al dot mon dot 87 at gmail dot com

Adonis Devereux said...

I'm so excited about the blog hop! Good luck to everyone, and hooray for Evernight! I hope I win the iPad2 so that I can turn around and give it away to a lucky, loyal Evernight reader. Cheers!

AD

P.S. Of course I've already liked the Evernight FB page, and I've joined your blog!

adonis.devereux@gmail.com

Beautiful Disaster said...

Hi, done all asked! Enjoying the blog hop. Thanks ;) I haven't read anything by you so am happy to meet ya.
Lori
lorih824@yahoo.com

Kathleen Grieve said...

Thank you Phoenix for stopping by!

Kathleen Grieve said...

Adonis, good luck!

Kathleen Grieve said...

Lori! Glad you found me! I hope you enjoy the hop!

laurie said...

Excited to be joining in with this!!!

parisfan_ca@yahoo.com

Kathleen Grieve said...

Thank you for stopping by, Laurie! You didn't by chance stop by Naomi Shaw's blog on Saturday?

Adam said...

Followed and commented! :-)

Adzmodeus (at) gmail (dot) com

Aisling Mancy said...

Commenting and following!
AislingMancy.blogspot.com

Heather Geoffries said...

Liked, followed and followed. Thanks.

heathergeoffries@gmail.com

Kathleen Grieve said...

Thank you Adam, I hope you're enjoying the hop!

Kathleen Grieve said...

Aisling...what a beautiful name! Thank you for stopping by!

Kathleen Grieve said...

Heather, so very nice to meet you!

Kim Turner said...

I'm learning about alot of new authors. My reading list is getting longer and longer.. Thanks for an awesome contest.

Kim
KimmiesKreations@hotmail.com

PS.. Evernight on facebook-Kim Turner

mariehahn13 said...

Thank you for such an awesome hop! :)

Marie
songbird1613 at yahoo dot com

Facebook “Liked” Evernight! (Marie Haney)

GFC Follower: mariehahn13
Facebook "Liked" You! (Marie Haney)
Twitter Follower: @poshpow

Angie Adair said...

I am a GFC follower. I also follow Evernight on FB. Thanks for the hop! angadair(at)nwcable(dot)net

JanD said...

Steamy excerpt.
bituin76 at hotmail dot com

Elyzabeth M. VaLey said...

I've been an Evernight and your follower for quite some time ;-) Looking forward to the other Cruz's story. Dating 911 was great!

elyzabethmvaley @ gmail dot com

Gayle Latreille said...

Loving this great Hop and awesome giveaways. Liked your FB page, Liked Evernight FB page, Tweeted & Shared event.

gayle2b74@gmail.com

BLHmistress said...

Happy Holidays! I followed your blog, GFC-BLHmistress

Liked yours and Evernight's page-Dawna Newman

But I can't follow you on Twitter I am at my limit, it would allow me too.

vampiremistress2010(at)gmail(dot)com

Ursula said...

I am so excited about this blog hop! I *like* Evernight on Facebook and follow you on GFC. I followed on twitter (@uavery) and liked your author page as Ursula Avery. Thanks for this chance to win.

Ursula
umavery@gmail.com

Vanessa N. said...

Thanks for the giveaway. Evernight FB follower.

mythic021@gmail.com

Kathleen Grieve said...

Kim! Welcome!

Kathleen Grieve said...

Marie, thank you for stopping by! I hope you are enjoying the hop!

Kathleen Grieve said...

Angie, thank you!

Kathleen Grieve said...

Thank you Jan! I'm glad you enjoyed the excerpt! Cruz and JJ have a lot of chemistry!

Kathleen Grieve said...

I'm glad you enjoyed Dating 911, Elizabeth! I'm hoping that Dating Impossible with be able to live up to the first book!

Kathleen Grieve said...

Nice to meet you, Gayle! Hope you're enjoying the hop!

Kathleen Grieve said...

BLH Mistress! Thank you for stopping by. Good luck in the hop!

Kathleen Grieve said...

Ursula! Thank you! Nice to meet you and I wish you luck!

Kathleen Grieve said...

Vanessa, Thank you so much for stopping by! Hope you're enjoying the hop!

Carin said...

I am a GFC Follower, I follow on twitter @MyReadingObsess as well as Google +,thanks for you part in the hop. I liked Evernight on FB, Carin mawmom at gmail dot com

K. April Holgate said...

Thanks for the awesome giveaway! Happy Holidays!
I am stalking you on GFC - K April Holgate
And I likedyou and Evernight FB - April Holgate
twitter follower - @grapeapril75
grapeapril75(AT)gmail.com

The dating series looks super hot!! Hope I win!

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Roberta said...

Thanks for the opportunity!
I like Evernight on FB as smknmom Roberta Cash Horn.
I follow you on GFC as Roberta.
I like you on FB.
I follow you on Twitter as Bamasmknmom.
robertachorn (at) yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

LOL..love the singing in the tub and getting caught. Excerpt was great!
gigi staub
gigis0426(at)gmail(dot)com

Carla said...

Thanks for joining the hop. It's been a blast. I "liked" the facebook page.
planterofhope at aol dot com

Amy said...

liked you on FB and Follwing you on Twitter.I liked Evernight on FB and I'm now following your blog.
ajcraig77@comcast.net

Cassandra said...

GFC Cassandra Hicks
Facebook: Cassandra Hicks
Twitter: @KatraCass
I liked Evernight's Facebook page (Cassandra Hicks)
Thanks for the awesome giveaway!
cassandrahicks1989@yahoo.com

Michelle Bledsoe said...

Merry Christmas!
GFC&FB-Michelle Bledsoe
TW-@MABledsoe
"liked" Evernight FB

koonie2888 at yahoo dot com

Michelle Hoefle said...

What a great scene...leaves me wanting more! :)

nancy said...

I like EN on FB. Hopping along now.
ocanana@gmail.com

Flossie Benton Rogers said...

Hot!!!

H.C.Harju said...

Thanks for the opportunity. Following, commented and ‘liked’ FB
hchandler3003@yahoo.com

H.C.Harju said...

Thanks for the opportunity. Following, commented and ‘liked’ FB
hchandler3003@yahoo.com

Sherry said...

Thanks for the giveaway.
GFC - Sherry S.
liked Evernight on Facebook - Sherry Strode
sstrode at scrtc dot com

Ciaran Dwynvil said...

Oh, he's bringing only the good kind of trouble into her life, isn't he? *grins* I love the scene and hope he won't be rejected.

I especially liked the part where he said she was essencial. That was a great way to express what he feels for her.

Manda Ward said...

My tea just went all over the laptop screen. WOW!!!!
mrsajward@hotmail.com

SheriV said...

Happy Holidays!!

GFC: SheriV
FB: Sheri Vidal
Twitter: Smurfette_V
I did all three.

I like the Evernight FB page.

smurfettev AT gmail DOT com

Jillian Leigh said...

Thank you SOO much for the opportunity!
liked on FB
Jillian DeMarco
jilianleighsk@gmail.com

Deanna Mancuso said...

Happy Holidays and thanks for the giveaway!

Followed you GFC (Dee) & twitter (reviwesbydee)
Following you & Evernight on FB (Dee Dee)
desfun1@hotmail.com

donnas said...

Happy Holidays!

I liked the Evernight FB page - Donna S

bacchus76 at myself dot com

Beckey said...

FB Liked Evernight since the beginning and you (beckeywhite)

Twitter following (@beckeywhite)

Thanks for having another fabulous hop, Evernight

Happy Holidays
BeckeyWhiteATgmailDOTcom

Eva's Flowers said...

Great excerpt, thanks for sharing!

Evernight fan page liked as well as yours :)

Eva
evitap67(at)gmail(dot)com

kimberly holgate said...

thanks for hop
facebook kimberly holgate
twitter @kimberlyholgate
GFC kimberly
liked Evernight on facebook kimberly holgate
kaholgate at ymail dot com

joder said...

Thanks for being a part of the Hop! Would love to win this. I follow you via GFC as Joder, on Twitter @jone402, and Like Evernight and you on FB as Jody Faltys.

joderjo402 AT gmail DOT com

Julianne Keller said...

This is such a great blog hop, a lot of new to me authors and a lot of books for me.
I "liked" Evernight's fb page.
I "liked" your fb page.
I don't have a twitter page.
luvfuzzzeeefaces at yahoo dot com

Shadow said...

What an awesome hop!! And a fantastic giveaway! Thank you!! Happy holidays to you all! Best wishes and many blessings!
shadowluvs2read(at)gmail(dot)com

Kathleen Grieve said...

The following 3 participants have been drawn from a hat!! Congratulations to Shadow, K.April, and Kim!! Thank you to all who participated in the first annual Xmas blog hop hosted by Evernight Publishing! All commenters names & email addys have been sent to EP for the grand prize drawing of an iPad 2. Good Luck! The GC should be arriving tomorrow...