Sunday, July 1, 2012

4th of July Blog Hop and Giveaway!

Blog Hops are the best and when so many authors participate and offer up so many prizes, it only gets better.  The Blog Hop Spot is hosting a blog hop for the 4th of July and I'm excited to participate.

What do you have to do?  Just click on the rafflecopter at the end of the post and find the entries you're willing to participate in to be entered.  It's that simple.  Don't forget to visitThe Blog Hop Spot 4th of July Hop to click on all the other hop stops for more great prizes.


Months after he stole her affections—then her executive chef position—Shyann and Luke meet again under sizzling circumstances, competing head-to-head on a televised cooking show called Kitchen Twist. Each arrives with a motive: Luke intends to win back Shyann’s heart, even as she wants closure on the not-so-tasty heartbreak he once served up.

Luke knows culinary masterpieces require a delicate touch, but that knowledge is tossed out with the leftovers as he works to show Shyann he’s not such a bad guy. Now he pushes his skills to the limit to win the competition and satisfy a bet.

Can two top chefs resist each other as they move out of the pan and into the fire?


Silence reigned for half a minute before he reached out a hand and touched hers like a breezy
whisper. Her head went a little fuzzy at the warm contact. He shouldn’t still be able to affect her so

“I regret it went down the way it did, but why did you show me the exit before giving me a chance
to explain, not to mention—dress? Enlighten me, sugar cheeks?”

With a jerk, she pulled her hand free. He was really asking for it. Sugar cheeks? Seriously? Now
she knew he was only messing with her. She could give as well as she got.

“Tell you what. You win tonight, and I’ll give you your chance. You lose, we go our separate ways,
and you walk out all by yourself, big boy.”

A crooked grin formed on his face as he reached a hand toward her hair. He fingered an escaping curl
before she pulled away, leaving his hand hanging in mid-air.

“You can call me big boy all you want, but I’ll do you one better. How about if I win, I take you to
dinner, and you let me explain the whole situation?”

She felt her eyebrow rise and knew he’d read it as interest, but she didn’t care at the moment. “I
honestly don’t want to hear any explanation from you now or ever, but if I win? Which I will, of

“Then I’ll leave it up to you. If you want me to walk away, I will.” He took a step closer, placed his
hand on her shoulder, and leaned down, his mouth right next to her ear. “But if you want me to call you darling, sweetheart, and sugar cheeks all night long, I’ll do that too.”

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Mackenzie Crowne said...

I love the long lazy days when the sun doesn't set until nine at night.

Sue Sattler said...

Playing in the rain with my grandkids.

Anonymous said...

I love going to summer concerts!


Yvette said...

I love the fact that there is no school!

Lisa said...

I love the fruit. I have always loved fruit, but in the summer, it is at it's best.


Dannyfiredragon said...

I really love to play with my foster dog outside in the sun or sitting with a good book in our yard

laurie said...

i love the warm weather and the fact it stays light out for longer


Patricia Preston said...

Good luck with your blog hop! Hope you do well, sweetie.

laceyblossom said...

Love the trips to the beach and lazy days that I can spend on reading a good book :)

laceyblossom said...

Love the trips to the beach and lazy days that I can spend on reading a good book :)

Anonymous said...

I like the longer daylight hours, where you can go out and do so many things.

strive4bst at yahoo dot com

Carin said...

I love hanging out with the kids home from school and playing in the park.

Unknown said...

I love rainy days curled up in bed reading!

Gail S said...

The longer, lighter evenings and listening to summer hits from years ago!

Brandi Slater said...

My favorite thing about summer is getting to go camping with my family. Happy 4th of July!

Natasha said...

The longer days and reading outside. Thanks for the chance to win!

Kristy said...

I love all the food and wine festivals held during the summer. Can't get enough of those BBQ cookouts either. Thanks for the giveaway!

Jessica Klang said...

summer are the greatest coz it's summer! get to playyy


Karen H said...

Well, I love summer...any day in summer is fine with me and since I live in NC, summer is very, very long...and very, very hot! But I love it. I just like to lounge around in the shade with a book in my hand...and maybe a white wine spritzer nearby!

kareninnc at gmail dot com

Juliana said...

My favorite part is the lack of classes! I am in my last year of college and love the freedom of no school!
Thanks for participating in the hop! Happy 4th!
OceanAkers @

Cathy M said...

We all take turns hosting weekend barbecues.

Caity_mack@yahoo dot com

Steph said...

Going to the beach & reading outside are my favorites! Thanks for the giveaway!

missymyt said...

Free time to read :)

mirrormera92 said...

My favorite parts of summer?
I have three tops in no specific order.

1. Swimming
2. Reading, especially in my room with the fan blasting and the only light in the room being the light streaming through the windows.
3. Eating or drinking something refreshingly cool: ice cream, caramel frappes,Brisk teas, Slurpees


Christine said...

lazy days at the beach with a good book. Also, all the summer sales!

isabelli3619 (at) aol (dot) com

Foretta said...

Not having to wear sneakers! I hate shoes!!

BLHmistress said...

Relaxing on the porch, reading a good book. Going to the Beach , walking in the sand.

wulf said...

My favorite part of summer is harvesting fresh veggies from my garden :)


katsrus said...

My favorite part of summer is being able to go to all the garage sales.
Sue B

StacieD said...

Cookouts are my favorite part of Summer. I'm making BBQ ribs for the 4th! Thanks so much for the fun giveaway!

geishasmom73 AT yahoo DOT com

Anonymous said...

Wearing flipflops

Unknown said...

I love wearing my shorts and being outside. I am a hot weather girl. I don't even like the AC on.
bournmelissa at hotmail dot com

Fiona McGier said...

During the colder weather I feel fat, old and lumpy. When the weather is hot I can wear skimpy clothing and show off all of my tattoos! Then I feel fat, old, lumpy, but edgy! Grin!

Emily said...

Nor getting weird looks forswearing flip-flops.


Emily said...

I meant not getting weird looks for wearing flip-flops. Sorry about that, my iPod autocorrects my words but it doesn't always do so correctly.

Life's Simple Pleasures said...

summer reading and ice cream eating!

Unknown said...

I love the laziness of summer. Everything seems less stressed and rushed.

Jlhmass at yahoo dot com

Catherine Lee said...

Summer is my LEAST favorite season. I hate the heat, humidity, mosquitoes and deer flies, tourists, etc. The only good things are watermelon, great tomatoes, and great sweet corn.
Happy July 4th...Stay cool!
catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

Jesse Kimmel-Freeman said...

Swimming. I love swimming.


June M. said...

My favorite thing about summer is swimming and spending time with my family.

ceagles said...

I like rainy and stormy days when you can walk the beach while nature is having a fit. ;)


Erica Pike said...

I like July, because that's when the weather is usually the best. I live in Iceland, so we don't have too many sunny days ;) So yeah, I try to aim towards July when I'm choosing my vacation days - the beginning of my vacation being my favorite.

eripike at gmail dot com

Evelyn said...

Going to lake for cookout and swimming is one of my favorite things to do in the summer. Thanks for the contest

Terri said...

ty for the post
goin to our local fair for the fireworks show and the mini fair that they have

Cherie Marks said...

Thanks to all who participated! I wish I could give a gift card to everyone, but alas, hubby says we don't have the money. Congratulations Crissy M. and Brandi S. You should receive an e-mail from me very, very soon.