Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Sultry Summer Reads Blog Hop




Please bear with me I’m going to give you a few rules before my post. Then you can move on to the post. If this isn’t your first stop you can skip this because the rules are all the same at each blog. Unfortunately readers will be starting in different places so the rules are necessary. So hang tight.

Be sure and leave an email with your comment. Without it you won’t be able to win any of the prizes.

We are giving away a Kindle Fire HD 7” and E-Books to go on the winner’s new Kindle. And Second prize is a 100.00 gift card to Amazon or B&N.

Winners need to be in the US or Canada to win prizes that need to be shipped. Now anyone can win the E-Books or the Kindle as long as Amazon will ship the Kindle to your country. Sorry about this but it is because of shipping cost.

Prizes will be given away daily at random. I will pop into blogs and pick winners using random.org.  For a complete list of prizes follow the link to the Safari Heat site.

This is an example of a comment in the correct format:

Name: Carey Abbott
Comment: Great Post
Twitter: Followed
FaceBook: Followed
Blog: Followed
Are you a reader or author: Author
Country You Live In: US

You can do as much or little as you want. Only a comment and email are required to win but the other stuff gives you more entries.

Now that the boring stuff is over on to the fun part!


Please Welcome M.K. Schilling to NN!



Blurb:
Can she overcome her consuming desire for him? Can he make her comfortable with the other C-word…commitment?

Marley Mason is dreading the arrival of the new business consultant. After all, this man will most likely outsource her job to China. The last thing she would expect is a case of mistaken identity, leading to false accusations of kidnapping when she attempts to pick up the wrong man at the airport, or worse…that she would have such a visceral reaction to the right man.

Rick Randy is super sexy, scandalously flirty, and perfect masturbation material, but a relationship is out of the question. Rick is contracted on a temporary basis to fix Marley’s ailing company, and then pull out, although as he expresses to Marley, pulling out is difficult for him, in more ways than one! Marley’s feelings range from utter confusion to intense contemplation as Rick charms his way into her life. All of those C-words Marley can control, but it’s the other C-word she fears—commitment.

Excerpt:
“Well, he’s here. I have to go,” I announced, getting up. Rick clasped my arm.
“Marley, he’s not wearing a helmet,” Rick said.
“So?”
“That’s fine if he’s not going to wear a helmet, but does he have one for you?” The question surprised me, and my mouth went dry. I couldn’t find the answer. ‘None of your business’ seemed cruel, when he looked so concerned. At the same time, I just wanted to leave.
“Nope, he doesn’t believe in them,” Dillon answered for me. I suddenly wanted to snatch the perfect brown curls right out of Dillon’s head.
“Tell him to come in here,” Rick commanded with a slow, ominous voice that almost scared me.
“Why?” I demanded, pulling my arm out of his grasp.
“Because I want to meet him, and that’s the appropriate way to pick up a lady when you’re taking her out on a date.”
God help me! I almost said ‘I’m not a lady’, but luckily, some inner sense of self-control stopped me from uttering that embarrassing statement. Instead, I said, “It’s not a date.” That wasn’t much better.
“Whatever it is, I want to meet him,” Rick insisted.
“It’s not prerequisite of our working relationship that you need to meet him,” I retorted.
“That’s true,” he said nonchalantly. I grabbed my purse, attempting to make a hasty exit. “Call me when the police pick you up. I’ll be giving you a ride sooner than I thought.”
I halted in my tracks. “What are you talking about?” I demanded.
“It’s illegal to ride without a helmet. It’s my duty as a citizen to report you. They’ll probably confiscate his bike, and you’ll need a ride.”
I laughed, but it came out like a hysterical shriek. Rick’s face remained impassive, except for the vein that throbbed on his neck. Dillon looked like he was ready to high-five Rick, infuriating me further. Dillon was my best friend, why was he on Rick’s side?
“You… You can’t do that,” I stammered.
“Then ask him inside.” Rick and I stared at each other in an awkward standoff for several minutes. His face was completely serious—hard, unyielding and commanding. I tried to mimic his expression, but I knew I was failing miserably.
I finally brought my face close to his and whispered in a low voice so only he could hear, “He doesn’t want to come inside. He’s waiting for me out there because he’s going to take me to his place and fuck the hell out of me for the next twenty-five minutes and bring me right back here, so you can just back out of my business right now.”
I pulled away, expecting shock, disgust—even dismissal—but instead Rick gave a tight smile. It wasn’t a happy one. It was as if he was holding back his anger. The throbbing vein in his neck became more prominent. “He only lasts twenty-five minutes? You don’t have very high standards, Marley.”
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Twitter: @mkschiller

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I want to thanks Author M.K. Schelling for sharing her work with us. Follow the link below to keep hopping!

http://safariheatbooktoursandauthorservices.blogspot.com/2013/07/sultry-summer-reads-blog-hop-sign-up.html

36 comments:

Dee Ann Palmer said...

Dee Ann Palmer
acerun at earthlink dot net
Gorgeous blog!
Tweeted
Request to join FB
Visited blog
Author
USA

Kendra Hale said...

Kendra Hale
kendrahale@yahoo.com
great
Twitter followed
Facebook following as Tabitha Blake not follow as MK Schilling, unable to friend
Blog followed
reader
USA

Jean MP said...

Jean Patton
skpetal at hotmail dot com
Enjoyed reading the post
Twitter followed and tweeted jeanniemp
Facebook requested
Visited blog
Reader
USA

kittyb78 said...

Name: Catrina Barton
Email: bidelia78@yahoo.com
Comment: Awesome giveaway! Thanks so much for the opportunities.
Twitter: followed, @KittyB78
Facebook: liked and followed
Blog: followed
I am a reader, and a published author
I live in the USA.

kittyb78 said...

Name: Catrina Barton
Email: bidelia78@yahoo.com
Comment: Awesome giveaway! Thanks so much for the opportunities.
Twitter: followed, @KittyB78
Facebook: liked and followed
Blog: followed
I am a reader, and a published author
I live in the USA.

Gail R said...

Name: Gail Rosenstrom
Email: moonfairy521@aol.com
Comment: rick raaaaaandy! :)
Twitter: Followed
FaceBook: Followed
Blog: Followed
Reader or Author: reader
Country You Live In: United States

CJ Burright said...

Fun excerpt - and thanks for the giveaway!
cjburright@live.com
FB - liked
Blog - followed
I'm a U.S. reader and author

Sue Sattler said...

Name: Sue Sattler
Email:proudarmymom32(at)yahoo(dot)com
Comment: Great excerpt, I'm off to Amazon to get this book!!
Blog: Followed
Are you a reader or author: Reader
Country You Live In: US

Amanda Arrington said...

Name: Amanda Arrington
Email: alarrington84@gmail.com
Comment: I thought I would die laughing at the high standards joke! Awesome!
FaceBook: Liked
Are you a reader or Author: Reader
What Country are you in: United States

Eva Millien said...

Thanks for sharing the great excerpt, the hop and the giveaways. Sounds like a great book. Eva Millien evamillien at gmail dot com Facebook - followed; blog follow by email; Reader; US

bn100 said...

bn
bn100candg at hotmail dot com
nice excerpt
Reader
US

Mary Preston said...

Name: Mary Preston
Email: marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com
Comment: This is fabulous thank you.
Blog: Followed
Are you a reader or author: Reader
Country You Live In: Australia

Amy Hart said...

Name: Amy Hart
Email: amhart311@gmail.com
Twitter: followed @momof3harts
FaceBook: followed Amy Hart
Blog: Followed
I am a reader and live in the USA

Carey Abbott said...

Time to giveaway another amazing prize! This is one that I would love to have! Some of these prizes are so hard to giveaway. LOL!

We are giving away a signed copy of Sleep With the Lights On by bestselling author Maggie Shayne. And the winner is...Jean MP! Congrats! Your going to love this book. Anything Maggie writes is beyond amazing!

I'm a huge fan can you tell? LOL!

MK Schiller said...

Thanks for your tweet, Dee Ann Palmer!
MK

MK Schiller said...

Thanks for posting, Kendra Hale!

MK Schiller said...

Jean Patton - thanks for reading and posting!

MK Schiller said...

Catrina Barton, glad you like the giveaway. Good luck!

MK Schiller said...

Gail- I know it was a weird name choice, but I promise you it's central to the story.

MK Schiller said...

CJ - thanks for reading. Good luck with the contest!

MK Schiller said...

Sue- thanks so much. I hope you like the book. Good luck! MK

MK Schiller said...

Amanda - I'm so glad you liked the joke! Good luck. MK

MK Schiller said...

Eva - thanks for hopping with us! MK

MK Schiller said...

Mary - good luck to you and thanks for hoping with us! MK

MK Schiller said...

Amy - thanks for joining us. Good luck! MK

Catrina Barton said...

Name: Catrina Barton
Email: bidelia78@yahoo.com
Comment: Great giveaways! Thanks for the opportunities.
Twitter: Followed
FaceBook: Followed or Liked
Blog: Followed
Are you a reader or Author: Author
What Country are you in: United States

Kathy Osborn said...

Name: Kathy Osborn
Email: koala571@msn.com
Comment: Wonderful giveaway and blurb. Thanks for the hop.
Also I love the graphics on this page.
Twitter: Followed
FaceBook: Liked
Goodreads - followed
Are you a reader or Author: Reader
What Country are you in: United States

Pam said...

Thanks for participating in the hop.

I am a reader residing in the US.

pjmillion (at) comcast (dot) net

Catrina Barton said...

Name: Catrina Barton
Email: bidelia78@yahoo.com
Comment: Enjoying the hop. Thanks. 
Twitter: Followed
FaceBook: Followed or Liked
Blog: Followed
Are you a reader or Author: Author
What Country are you in: United States

magic5905 said...

Name: Joy Flynn
Email: magic5905 at embarqmail dot com
Comment: Thanks for the great hop.
Blog: Followed
Are you a reader or Author: Reader
What Country are you in: United States

Catrina Barton said...


Name: Catrina Barton
Email: bidelia78@yahoo.com
Comment: Thank you for taking time to participate in this hop.
Twitter: Followed
FaceBook: Followed or Liked
Blog: Followed
Are you a reader or Author: Author
What Country are you in: United States

Zee Hayat said...

Name: Zee Hayat
Email: zeeandbahiyyah@hotmail.com
Comment: Great Post. love it
Twitter: Followed
FaceBook: Followed
Blog: Followed
Are You a Reader or Author: reader
Country You Live In: Us

Amanda Arrington said...

Name: Amanda Arrington
Email: alarrington84@gmail.com
Comment: still a hopping
Twitter: Followed
FaceBook: Liked
Blog: Followed
Are you a reader or Author: Reader
What Country are you in: United States

Carey Abbott said...

Dee Ann Palmer you have won a signed copy of Midnight Secrets from author Ella Grace! Congrats!

Catrina Barton said...


Name: Catrina Barton
Email: bidelia78@yahoo.com
Comment: Thank you for taking time to participate in this hop. It's been a blast!
Twitter: Followed
FaceBook: Followed or Liked
Blog: Followed
Are you a reader or Author: Author and Reader. :P
What Country are you in: United States

MK Schiller said...

Thank you for participating, Catrina, Kathy, Pam, Magic, Zee, and Amanda. So glad you are enjoying the hop!