Welcome to the Hot Summer Romance Blog Hop



Grand Prizes – 
 #1 is a Kindle Fire. 
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As this blog hop is all about romance, here’s an (unedited as yet) excerpt from my upcoming anthology, Honour. (Due for release early November). This particular passage is from a short called Silence is Deafening:

Do you remember telling me that I gave you heart palpitations the first time we met?  I still maintain you stepped out in front of my bike on purpose to get my attention.  The fact that I broke my arm in two places when I crashed into that cart was bearable as it brought you into my life.

I have a list of things that cause my own palpitations just thinking about them.  Each and every one involves you as you make my heart race by just being near me.  I’m not sure if you ever knew the effect you had on me, even after the first couple of hours we spent together.  You’d made my world complete without me realising it needed it.

The day I first told you how I felt was a complete disaster.  Having the knowledge that I was going to tell you how much I loved you spun me into such a panic that I was sweating and shaking to the extreme that you nearly had to call for the Doctor.  You calmed me enough to enable me to pour out my feelings and what did you do?  You told me off!  I had just bared my soul to the woman I loved and you scolded me for making you worry.  I could have cried and walked away, but then you broke down into nervous laughter and told me you felt the same.  Finally life was perfect; I was young, healthy and loved by the girl of my dreams.

We went through it all again when I decided that I wanted, no, needed you to be my wife. I shook so much that you father thought I was taken with the drink and nearly dismissed me from his sight, but I managed to receive his permission to ask for your hand. My mam gave me the engagement ring that dad had presented her with all those years and we went for a moonlight walk along the banks of the Liffey.  I mustered up the courage to go down on one knee, my sweaty hands held yours until you agreed to be my wife for all eternity.

Our wedding day was the best day of my life.  I know we didn’t have much money, and you had to borrow Rose’s dress, but to hear you say those words binding us together was the worth more than all the riches I could imagine. It was the most priceless moment I had experienced, or so I thought until three months later when you told me I was going to be a daddy.



Sign Up for the Hot Summer Romance Giveaway Hop – Sponsored by the Insatiable Reads Tour – July 18-21.

1.  Malia Mallory   45.  Lucy Felthouse   89.  Ramblings From A Chaotic Mind   133.  Sherri Wright  
2.  Emme Rollins   46.  Leontii Holender   90.  Sydney Jane Baily: Spark: A Writer’s Site   134.  Book Liaison  
3.  PJ Adams   47.  Kimber Vale   91.  Eromantica by Seven McBay   135.  Sotia Lazu  
4.  Lily Harlem   48.  Rosanna Leo   92.  I Love Lady Porn   136.  Sapphire Kande  
5.  M.G. Morgan   49.  Starla Kaye   93.  Lynda Bailey   137.  Justus Roux  
6.  Tabi Wollstonecraft   50.  Maria Violante   94.  Karen Duvall   138.  Deanna’s Tidbits  
7.  Michelle Fox   51.  Desiree Holt   95.  Cocktails and Books   139.  Cassandra Dean (INT)  
8.  Clara Bayard   52.  Tricia Schneider   96.  Jane Wakely   140.  J.L. Hammer  
9.  Krista Lakes   53.  Jennah Scott   97.  Share My Destiny (INT)   141.  Jennifer Simpkins  
10.  Melanie Marchande   54.  Under the Covers   98.  Allyson Lindt   142.  Tug Johnson  
11.  Siren Allen   55.  Lisa Bilbrey   99.  Bess Greenfield   143.  Jacqueline’s Reads (INT)  
12.  Lane Masters   56.  Amber Skyze   100.  Book Lovin’ Mamas   144.  Amanda J. Greene (INT)  
13.  Juliette Springs   57.  Brandi Salazar (INT)   101.  Reading Reality   145.  Stormie Kent  
14.  Morticia Knight   58.  Xakara   102.  The Book Bellas   146.  Carrie Lane’s Cat Haus (Int)  
15.  Suzanne Rock   59.  Susan Arden   103.  Stacey @ Sassy Book Lovers   147.  Shelley & Courtney @ MustReadBooksOrDie  
16.  Adriana Kraft   60.  Louisa Bacio   104.  Wicked Wolves & Dreaming Dragons   148.  Normandie Alleman  
17.  Tonya’s Tales   61.  Eliza Gayle   105.  I Smell Sheep (US)   149.  Romantic Reading Escapes  
18.  Tara Lain erotic romance   62.  Rhonda L. Print   106.  Bex ‘n’ Books (INT)   150.  Lacey Silks  
19.  Anastasia Vitsky   63.  Tory Richards   107.  Lynn Cahoon   151.  Jeanette Wilde  
20.  Smoldering Heat   64.  Farrah @ Imagine a World   108.  Vanessa Kelly/VK Sykes   152.  Literal Hotties Naughty Book Reviews  
21.  Helena Newbury   65.  Rachel Hargrave   109.  Adria @ Adria’s Romance Reviews   153.  M. B. Feeney  
22.  A.R. Von   66.  Em Epe   110.  CJ Black   154.  Alexandra Messina  
23.  Tattooed Book Review   67.  Faye Hunter   111.  Anna Daye   155.  Victoria Blisse  
24.  Sarah Grimm   68.  Sharon Cummin   112.  Reading A Little Bit of Everything   156.  Susan Frances  
25.  Margaret Taylor   69.  Nora Flite   113.  I am Indeed   157.  Ellery Rhodes  
26.  Celia Kyle   70.  Lila Lacroix   114.  Mythical Books (INT)   158.  TD Hassett  
27.  Margay Leah Justice   71.  Harper Bliss   115.  Annabeth Albert   159.  Molly Church  
28.  Katya Armock: erotic paranormal   72.  Ann Gimpel   116.  Paula @ The Phantom Paragrapher   160.  Laura Breck  
29.  Lacey Wolfe   73.  Lesa Fuchs-Carter   117.  Cerys du Lys   161.  Mandy Earles  
30.  Jessica E. Subject   74.  Eireann Shells   118.  Read Your Writes Book Reviews   162.  Read Between The Lines  
31.  Kitt Crescendo   75.  Rose Anderson   119.  Gemma Juliana   163.  Liberty Ann Ireland  
32.  Victoria Pinder   76.  J.D. Faver   120.  Salacious Reads   164.  KJ Montgomery  
33.  Gale Stanley   77.  Brynna Curry   121.  Dalia Daudelin   165.  Readers Confession  
34.  Sheri Fredricks   78.  Jane Leopold Quinn   122.  My Devastating Reads   166.  Book Recommendations  
35.  Kristabel Reed   79.  Star @ Illustrious Illusions   123.  J.R. Pearse Nelson   167.  LENA HART  
36.  Ella Jade   80.  Kelly Gendron   124.  Roberta Hoffer   168.  S.D. Bancroft  
37.  Night Owl Reviews   81.  Christine Murphy-Author of Sphinx Resurrected   125.  MamaJo   169.  Daizie Draper  
38.  Jennifer Garcia   82.  DC Juris   126.  Deena Ward   170.  Lissa Matthews  
39.  Yvonne Nicolas   83.  Nitzan @ Drugs Called Books   127.  Holly Hood   171.  Rhonda Laurel  
40.  S.A. Jones   84.  Natasha Blackthorne   128.  Booked & Loaded   172.  Love Saves the World (INT)  
41.  Naomi Bellina, Adventurous Erotic Romance (INT)   85.  Cassy Campbell   129.  Aubrey Rose Writes   173.  Jay @ Vailia’s Page Turner  
42.  Shelley Munro   86.  Love in a Book   130.  Sheri Savill   174.  Lisa Chalmers  
43.  Amanda Young   87.  Cassandra Carr   131.  Suzanna Medeiros   175.  Danita Minnis  
44.  Close Encounters with the Night Kind   88.  Mary Eason   132.  Bookswagger  

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