Friday, October 28, 2011

Blog Hop!

To celebrate Halloween me and a whole slew of fantastic authors are participating in a huge blog hop from now until midnight on the 31st!

Now what does that mean for you? Prizes! Many... many... many... prizes! Each author is offering something on their blog for you to grab.

For myself, I thought in honor of the chilly turn the weather has taken I'd offer a copy of my steamy novella Baby It's Cold Outside!

Just leave a comment here anytime between now and midnight EST on the 31st and I'll pick a winner!

How about a wee peek?

Madeline Delaney has suffered a terrible loss. She's returned to her home town with her daughter to spend Christmas with Madeline's grandmother. Next door is Jack DeLuna, an adolescent crush that seems to be rekindling into a very adult passion. Still reeling from the death of her husband, will Madeline have the courage to let Jack into her heart, or will guilt and the fear of loving someone again keep her from the future Jack has waited years to give her?

“Yes,” she said, firmly pushing the word out before she could talk herself out of it.

“I‟d like to have dinner with you, Jack.”

He smiled at her and exhaled in an endearing display of relief. “I thought you‟d never put me out of my misery.”

“Me neither,” she laughed with a sheepish shrug. “I‟m incredibly nervous about the whole thing but I would very much like to go out on a date with you.”

Jack leaned his head down and Madeline caught her breath, thinking he was going to kiss her.

Did she want him to? Yes, she decided. She did. So when he seemed to change his mind and straightened up, putting his hands in his coat pockets, Madeline took a step forward and pressed her lips to his.

His lips were cold from the chill in the air but quickly warmed as he deepened the kiss.

Madeline felt her knees go a little weak and was grateful to feel Jack‟s arm come around her back to pull her up against him. She clutched at his coat because her senses were spinning under the sweet delicious movement of his lips against hers.

He was pulling away. She whimpered, then broke the kiss as embarrassment flooded her at the needy sound.

His eyes were lit with unmistakable desire as he tucked a loose lock of her black hair behind her ear. “I suppose we should save something for this Saturday but damn I‟ve wanted to do that since I saw you first come out of your car. You‟ve grown into such a beautiful woman, Maddie, you take my breath away. You really do.”

She cleared her throat and touched his coat. “You‟re no slouch in the growing up good department yourself, Jack DeLuna. So Saturday then?” she asked. If she didn‟t stop touching him she was afraid she‟d kiss him again and never want to stop.

He pressed his lips to her cheek. “Saturday,” he confirmed.
She forced herself to turn away and he made his way back down the porch steps to his house as she unlocked her front door and went inside. Her fingers lifted to her lips, still tasting him there.

God, that had been good. She hadn‟t expected to enjoy a simple kiss so much.
“Maybe that just goes to show how hard up you are lately,” she remarked dryly into the darkened corridor. “You‟re probably gonna tackle him as soon as you see him on Saturday and throw him in the backseat before you even say „how do you do?‟”

Wanna have a look at the other participating authors? You can find them all Here!


Eva's Flowers said...

Thanks for participating in the Blog Hop, it's been fun finding new authors or books to add to my TBR list:) Happy Halloween!


E. Jamie said...

Thanks for dropping by Eva!

Lucy Felthouse said...

*phew* what a way to warm us up! ;)

I'd love to win this!

lucy at lucyfelthouse dot co dot uk

E. Jamie said...

Thanks Lucy!

Anonymous said...

Happy Halloween!
I must find all of your books. I was chilly, until I read that little exerpt. That did warm me up and I do like to stay warm!

Nay Nay said...

Happy Halloween!
Loved the blurb and excerpt. warmed me right up. "}
Having a hopping good time trick or treating with all the authors! I love visiting with old friends and finding new authors and books to add to my wish list. <^_^>

Thank you for being part of the hop AND for the chance to win!

reneebennett35 at yahoo dot com

Lisa said...

Glad you participating in the blog hop. That excerpt has me fanning myself. Will be putting that book on my TBR list.

Wolphcall (at) bellsouth (dot) net

susan said...

Your book melted half the snow we had today. It sure sounds good. I would love to win it and I bet the rest of the snow could melt too. Hope to be enter for a chance to win. Happy Halloween. susan Leech

Jennifer S said...

I would love to be entered in a chance to win, thanks so much for the chance (at)

mnjcarter said...

Very hot excerpt, and I love your side bar pics! I don't know how anybody could be cold when visiting this blog site. Steamy!!

E. Jamie said...

@Patsy Thanks! You can find them via the usual suspect Amazon, ARE, Fictionwise etc or you can go via my website at

@NayNay So glad you liked it!

@Lisa Thankie muchly!

@Susan My sympathies! Thankfully no snow yet here!

@Jennifer Thanks for dropping by! I'll be picking the winner Nov 1st!

@mnjcarter Thanks very much!!

Kathryn Merkel said...

Ok, now I'm a little flushed. If I was Madeline, I'm sure I would pounce on him on Saturday.

drainbamaged.gyzmo at

Julianne said...

Thanks for a chance to win one of your books. This is a fabulous blog hop, it's a great opportunity to find new authors to read. And who doesn't like that???
Happy Halloween

geschumann said...

Nice excerpt! Thanks for the giveaway! Gloria

geschumann at live dot com

Rae M. said...

Thanks for the excerpt and thte cance to win!


shadow_kohler said...

Happy Halloween! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

E. Jamie said...

Congrats to Kathryn Merkel! You won the copy of Baby It's Cold Outside. I'll be e-mailing you in an itty bitty. Thanks so much to all who participated!