Friday, June 20, 2014

Sweet Summer Blog Hop

Thanks to Christina Cole and Devika Fernando, 
we have a hop that has some fabulous authors who 
have written sweet, romantic, stories!  

That's not all!

Grand prize will be a $50.00 Amazon Gift Card.

Every author will be doing a giveaway on their blog!
Click on the above box to see all the authors involved!

Christmas in June?

The Unwanted Christmas Guest

Elizabeth McMurphy is an up and coming high powered attorney and is after vengeance, involving one of the richest and most powerful families in Colorado. Steve York is an obnoxious reporter that thinks the ice queen has gone too far and does all he can to get under her skin.

When one of the worst blizzards in history, hits CO and leaves a hurt Steve York, stranded with Elizabeth in a mountain cabin, will she must decide to either take care of him, or throw him out to fend for himself.


“What’s going on here? Where the hell are my pants?”
      Elizabeth practically jumped out of her skin. Steve stood in the bedroom doorway, wearing only some tight fitting pink sweats. 

“I found you after your car went nose to nose with a tree.” She crossed her arms. “The question is, what were you doing up here in a snowstorm? Were you coming up here to spy on me?”
      “Jesus, my head hurts.” Steve groaned and sat at the kitchen table. “And don’t flatter yourself.” He brought up his hands to rub his eyes and push on his temples. He started to say something when a giggle and a round of undistinguishable sounds caught his attention. Steve stared at the little girl, a whisper of a smile on his pale face. “You have a daughter?”

      She chose to ignore the question. “Again, Mr. York, you were headed…where?”

      “I was going to see some friends in Granby, then on to Steamboat to spend the holidays with my family.”

      “You figured on taking a short cut on Badger Springs Road?”

      “Basically,” he muttered. “I had a phone in my pants pocket…” Steve looked down at the pink sweats. “Yours, I presume?” At her nod, he asked with a smirk, “And you’re the one that took my clothes off?”

      “Junior, my neighbor.”

      “If you’ll allow me to use your phone, I’ll call Triple A and get myself and my car out of your life.” He reached over to Katy and she latched onto his finger, the brightest smile ever illuminating her sweet face.

      Elizabeth quickly picked her up, as if he would contaminate her by his touch.  “Phones are out.” 



      “How the hell do you live here?” he asked irritably.

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  I am offering a PDF copy of The Unwanted Christmas Guest to one person who leaves a comment.  Be sure to leave an email address!

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  1. Thanks so much for being part of our sweet little hop!

  2. So cool to have you in on the hop! And my God, that excerpt is so full of chaos and conflict potential! Can't get the scene out of my head... :D

  3. Of course! I just wish I were smarter than rafflecopter. I can NEVER get that to come up! Thanks for stopping!

  4. Loved the excerpt, the pink sweat pants are so funny! I was picturing it in my mind! Nice to meet you. Redrabbitt (at) aol (dot) com.

    1. Hey, back at ya. Thanks so much for stopping. Throwing your name in the hat!!!

  5. Hi Penny, I just stopped by to support your fun hop. Love your excerpt-- he is touch isn't he? They're off to a delicious start. Enjoy your weekend. (love the dragon pic)

    1. Morning Flossie -Thanks for the support! I appreciate all I can get!

  6. LOVE the dialogue and the setting, especially since I've been to Steamboat and the surrounding area many times. I can't wait to find out what happens between Elizabeth and Steve.
    This is a fun hop!

  7. Hi Penny, greetings from Down Under. Great to be hopping with you. Love your excerpt!

  8. Now that story sounds awesome!!!!

  9. Hi, Penny. Thanks for sharing the excerpt. That's a nice book cover.