Friday, September 13, 2013

Fall into Romance blog hop

Where did summer go? I can't believe the leaves are already turning, kids are back to school (yay!) and my favorite time of year has begun! I love everything about autumn - the vivid colors, the smells, and Halloween is coming up fast. I decorate almost as much for Halloween as for Christmas, lol.

And today launches the Fall into Romance Blog Hop! It runs from Sept. 13 through Sept. 21, a full nine days of fun and giveaways. Take your time, hop at your leisure and enjoy!

Today I'm so happy to tell you about two ebooks, both short, hot stories that will satisfy your cravings.

The first is a little gem I discovered through Decadent Publishing's 1 Night Stand series - Dominique Eastwick's Strawberry Kisses

Are they ready to gamble on a 1Night Stand?

Mia hides behind her computer, designing popular computer games. And though she knows just what to do to keep men coming back for more on the other end of the modem, she doesn’t seem to have the same knack in person.
Gavin hides behind numbers. Since his wife left him, the only thing he cares about is his son and his job. One failed relationship was enough, but if the right curvaceous woman came into the picture he just might manipulate the numbers a bit.
Can two meddling sisters enlist Madame Eve to bring Mia and Gavin together and show them two is always better than one?

A sumptuously delicious tale, short but with all the best ingredients! A realistic, curvy, intelligent heroine and a shy, sexy hero with a heart of gold - I loved it!

Here's an excerpt to tease you a little more:

“Do you want the next strawberry with chocolate, or champagne?” He popped the cork.

“I, um....” She slowed her breathing, trying hard to concentrate on his words. “I’ve never had champagne and strawberries.”

“Really?” As he smiled, the first real smile she’d seen on his face was breathtaking, She could only nod since somewhere between her mouth and her brain she’d lost the ability to form simple words.

Pouring one glass of the bubbly wine, he took a sip, smiled then grabbed another plump berry. He rubbed it slightly on her lower lip. “Take a bite.”

He didn’t have to tell her twice. She bit, then savored, as he raised the flute and tilted it just enough for her to get a swallow of the liquid. Her eyes widened as the tastes of the fruit and champagne fused in her mouth.

“Another bite then?” He didn’t wait for her answer, giving her another piece and let her enjoy the fruit for what it was, savoring and treasuring as some of the best she’d ever had.

She opened her eyes just in time to see his close, and his mouth settle over hers. Her lips parted and a rush of champagne from his mouth filled her own. The fizzy liquid overwhelmed her senses. If she could have let out an ooh, she would have. But all she could think about was his tongue dancing with hers. His left hand still holding the flute, he wrapped it around her waist, pulling her closer.

Find out more about Dominique on her website, blog or Facebook!

Eva LeFoy's Sweet Cravings was another delectable read. Another realistic heroine, complete with insecurities about her weight, and it will leave you hungry for um, cream puffs. :)

Riding the waves of a sugar high, Violet Cunningham seduces the town’s newest pastry chef, slathering him with whipped cream in his secret kitchen. But all that is made of sugar melts, and her brazenness vanishes soon after their tryst, leaving her battling old insecurities about her waistline and appetites, courtesy of her mother. Positive she’s only made a fool of herself, she’s mortified when her boss sends her back to sexy Chef Max’s kitchen and into the proverbial frying pan.
After a red-hot date, her chef disappears, and Violet’s emotions simmer to a boil, forcing her to confront the awful truth: there’s more to life than pastry.

I ducked into the kitchen before the bored-looking maĆ®tre d’ could accost me and found myself heating up at the sight of a stainless steel table. Sous-chefs in white hats and dishwashers with racks of clean plates bustled back and forth down the aisle in front of me, but I didn’t spot the pastry chef in their midst. I almost gave up and left before noticing the light was on in the “secret kitchen.” I gulped.
My knees went weak, and I stood frozen to the spot. Inside me, determination, embarrassment, and heady desire warred. I wanted so bad to turn and walk out, find another caterer, and be done with it. But I couldn’t. There’d be questions. Chuck would want to know why he wasn’t getting the best French-trained chef in town, and I’d be up shit creek without a paddle. What could I say? Sorry, I didn’t mean to have hot, sweaty sex with the guy—if I’d known you’d need him the next week, I would have waited? 
See what else Violet and her sexy chef Max do in his secret kitchen, and if you have time, whip up a batch of cream puffs to eat while you read! (Recipe included in book). 
Decadent Publishing
Eva Lefoy writes and reads all kinds of romance, and is a certified Trekkie. She’s also terribly addicted to chocolate, tea, and hiking. One of these days, she’ll figure out the meaning of life, quit her job, and go travel the galaxy. Until then, she’s writing down all her dirty thoughts for the sake of future explorers.

GIVEAWAY (open internationally)

Two commenters will win!

1 ebook of Dominique Eastwick's Strawberry Kisses (readers aged 18+)

1 ebook of Eva LeFoy's Sweet Cravings (readers aged 18+)

State your preference in your comment, and please be sure to leave your email address so I can contact you.

Psst! You can also enter to win a $16 gift card on my blog tour for my paranormal, Cursed: The Vitruvian Man 1. Visit here:


To follow the blog hop, just click here to see the full list of participants - more than 100 blogs! Or hop to a random blog by clicking on the logo below. You have nine days to check them all out, so have fun!

The Romance Reviews Hop


Pam said...

They both sound great, but I would choose Strawberry Kisses.

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Tamara Hoffa said...

I' love Sweet Cravings

Judith Cauthan said...

They both sound terrific, but my first choice would be Sweet Cravings.


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Kassandra said...

Strawberry Kisses would be my pick.


Nay Nay said...

Sweet Cravings please. Thanks for being part of the hop and for the chance to win. <^_^>
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Jean MP said...

Both sound great, but my choice would be Strawberry Kisses

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Josie Hink said...

Strawberry Kisses!!!

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Josie Hink said...

Strawberry Kisses!!!

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Kim Pinch said...

I would pick Sweet Cravings. Thanks for the chance to win.
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B. said...

Both sound really good but Strawberry Kisses would have to be my first pick. Thanks for the giveaway!


Jessica said...

Eva LeFoy's Sweet Cravings


awindandbooks said...

Thank you for participating in the blog hop! Both books sound like fun, but my pick would be "Strawberry Kisses," please. Thanks for the chance to win!

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Catherine Lee said...

Sweet Cravings...sounds yummy!
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