Friday, February 8, 2013

Heartbreaker Hop ~ You Wanna Handcuff Me to WHAT?



WINNERS!  From among all who left a comment, Draw Straws, the online app, chose Mary@SweepingMe. E-mail me  (edenconnorwritesATgmailDOTcom)  the link to your Amazon or B&N wish list, please Mary, so I can buy you a book!

From among those who gave a go at a southern drawl--and y'all did good, too!--Draw Straws chose April K. Holgate. Congratulations, April  enjoy wearing your honorary sunbonnet today, and e-mail me a link to your amazon or B&N wish list so I can hook you up with a book!

Thanks to all who dropped in for making this such a fun hop.
~E 



We've all had our hearts broken. That's what heartbreakers do, they leave behind a trail of broken-hearted women. 
Willa Davis Seachrist has had her share of heartbreak. If you find it hard to feel sympathy for her, I'd understand  After all, how much pain can a woman with a billion dollar divorce settlement actually feel?

Enough pain to set her on a unique course. As a pimp.


 (unedited excerpt from Carmine Club No. 01 Forceful Negotiations)


"I wanted this house. So, I bought it and set about restorin' it. In the process, I found Eve Carmine's diaries. This house was completed in eighteen fifty-nine. Readin' her comments about her life, I realized in the midst of all this wealth, Eve was livin' in sexual poverty. I could relate. I wasn't struck as much by what had changed for women in two hundred and fifty-three years as I was by what hasn't. Rich or poor, women still have to scrimp in one important regard. Sexual satisfaction. Too damn many of us live in sexual poverty, Teague." The elegant woman turned her back on the window.
 Her painted lips curved into the first smile Teague felt was genuine. "One day I had an epiphany. What if I could use my money and this estate to offer women the chance to explore their fantasies in a safe, consensual environment? Why not create a place where our fantasies are the ones being celebrated?"
 Sex had been a luxury for Teague, something she rarely had time to indulge in. When she did, if she'd been open about her needs, she only hit another wall of male condemnation. Yet sex was like breathing, everyone was compelled to do it. The fact sex usually left her gasping for a release that never came only made fucking less effective than air, not different. She felt the truth of Willa's words down to her soul. Hell, she could be the poster child for sexual starvation.
"Why an auction?" Before she penned the hardest part of her short statement, caution made Teague voice the concern. Roaming the estate and meeting someone she wanted to sleep with was one thing, but the way this club worked was unusual, to say the least.
Willa returned to her chair, smoothing her side swept bangs in a way that made Teague think of a cat perfecting its fur. The older blonde lowered her voice and lifted her index finger to her temple. "Men must compete in order to tap into that head space where we need them to be on our club weekends. We want them feelin' manly and confident. Competitive. Think of the auction as sexual theater."
Teague thought Willa's near-whisper a ploy to be sure the woman had her attention. She resented the tactic even as she strained to make out every word. "We need their testosterone pumpin'. The auction sets that up nicely. You'll strip and be handcuffed to one of our luggage carts. They work deliciously well."

           Poor Willa. While she's fearless when it comes to helping her friends cure their sexual starvation, take it from me, she's not gonna be a happy camper when she finds out Cupid has moved into her mansion. His mission? Help Willa find her soul mate. Not the easiest job when she's fighting Eros tooth and nail. And honey, if anyone knows how to fight dirty, it's a former Miss Georgia. 



HOP PRIZES: 

1st Grand Prize: A Kindle Fire or Nook Tablet
2nd Grand Prize: A $100 Amazon or B&N Gift Card
3rd Grand Prize: A Swag Pack that contains paperbacks, ebooks, 50+ bookmarks, cover flats, magnets, pens, coffee cozies, and more!

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For dropping in and enjoying a bit of my new series-in-progress, I'd like to offer a prize, too. 
For a chance to have me gift you ANY BOOK on your Amazon, B&N, or Kobo wish list (up to $9.99) leave a comment below, telling me how you'd feel about being in Teague's shoes, finding out you're about to take off your clothes, be handcuffed to a luggage cart, fondled by strange men you can't see, and have your most secret sex fantasy auctioned to the highest bidder--satisfaction guaranteed. For an extra entry into my drawing, post your response in your very best Georgia drawl. (Think Gone with the Wind, if you've never had the pleasure of talkin' to someone from Georgia :p)

BOOK BLOGGERS & REVIEWERS: If you'd be interested in an advance ARC of the new Carmine Club series for review, please let me know in your comments so I can forward a copy to you as soon as it's ready.) It's explicit, erotic, romantic fun.

Now, back to the main hop page for more heartbreakers and hot giveaways!  http://carrieannbloghops.blogspot.com/

52 comments :

  1. I can't quite imagine me in such a position, but I loved the excerpt! authorangelicadawson at gmail.com

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    1. So, you're on record as saying: "oh, Lawdy, Miz Willa, Iz don' wanna be handcuffed to no luggage cart?" :p

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  2. Well, Lawdy, I just don't know if lil ol me can handle such an exteme time darlin.
    modularmates(at)comcast(dot)net

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    1. Well done, LM! You must have a touch of sweet tea runnin' through your veins :)

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  3. I would def feel way way out of my comfort zone!! Your book sounds really good!!
    alslagle06@live.com

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    1. If it helps, Amber, Willa's gonna give you a mask so you never see those rough, masculine hands a' comin'.

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  4. Oh my lawdy, Ms. Eden. I don't rightly know what I"d do if was to be handcuffed to a luggage caht and auctioned. I'd prob'ly swoon.

    kesummer69(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Ooh, somebody sounds like they've been to the peach state! Good job, Kelsey :)

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  5. We all want to love a Heartbreaker. Maybe its because of his chiseled good looks, his bad boy attitude, or the mysterious nature of him. Some Heartbreakers are just that, they know what they got and how to use it to get what they want. Then there are those Heartbreakers that don’t even realize that they are doing it. The best part about a Heartbreaker is that there is always a woman that turns their world upside down until they realize it is love. I have read many Romance Novels over the years and have run into many memorable Heartbreakers and my favorites are usually the ones that don’t even know they are Heartbreakers! Some of my personal favorite Heartbreakers are :

    Kade Jamenson (Werewolf) from An Alpha’s Path. Kade is a sexy werewolf that will make you burn but a mishap with a potential mate makes him not think he will find love.

    Ian MacPhie (Vampire) from All I Want For Christmas is a Vampire. Ian is a heartbreaking Highland Vampire that was frozen in his immortality when he was only 15. With the help of his friend he is given a drug that helps him age to 28 so he could look like a man instead of a child after hundreds of years. He has no idea that he looks of a warrior and the lover.

    Lothaire Daciano (Vampire) from Lothaire. Lothaire is definitely a heartbreaker and his cocky attitude proves it! Thinks he’s a gift to women! Its just the sucker punch from a woman he doesn’t realize is his equal that brings him down a notch.

    Marius Parker from His Contrary Bride. Marius is every part the gentlemen but doesn’t realize he could also easily be the rogue!

    Benjamin Gateway from To Win His Wayward Wife. Benjamin doesn’t realize that he is a heartbreaker because the one woman he loved, he lost….or did he?

    Fury North (Human with Canine DNA) from Fury and Valiant North (Human with Feline DNA) from Valiant. Fury and Valiant are strong New Species and gorgeous to boot, but because they are damaged they doesn’t think they can hold onto to the women they love.

    Sigimor Cameron from Highland Conqueror. Sigimor is every bit the Highland Laird and warrior but can he hold onto to the beautiful English lady?

    Joshua Striker (Werewolf) from Alexandra’s Legacy. Joshua is a scared and battle hard enforcer for his pack and he thinks that he doesn’t have what it takes to make the women melt.

    angelheart618@gmail.com

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  6. I might be willing to be in those shoes in a dream, but not sure I would want to try it out in real life!

    theresa.esterline@gmail.com

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  7. Oh, my, all those men...Ah think Ah've got the vapors!

    vitajex(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. Heavens to Betsy, where are mah smellin' salts?

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  8. Well honey, ah do think that would be one experience that I would give a damn about.anpa@gmail.com

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    1. Somewhere off in the fog, Rhett Butler is applauding for you, Ann :p

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  9. Thanks for the great excerpt!
    sqwalker2@hotmail.com

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  10. Well.. I do think I'd be pleased. Oh dear, I do hope my legs are nice and smooth to be displayed as such.

    mestith@gmail.com

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  11. Oh my!! I hope I had time to groom and take my heart meds! After that it is on!

    grapeapril75(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  12. I am not sure I could handle that. Hancuffs fine, fondled by men I know, ok. But blindfolded and I don't know who is touching me, um...I don't think so.
    June
    manning_J2004 at yahoo dot com

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  13. Oh my, what a fantasy to be able to live out...I love it in fantasy, but would probably be terrified if it actually happened!

    I'd love an ARC copy of Carmine Club to review!
    My midwest accent does not blend well with a southern drawl ;)

    staceyprice(AT)gmail.com

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    1. I'll get one to you as soon as possible, Stacey, thank you :)

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  14. OOh love the fantasy of it..... havebookwillsurvive@gmail.com

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  15. Thanks for participating!


    parisfan_ca@yahoo.com

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  16. I'm glad I'm not Teague.
    bituiny76 at hotmail dot com

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  17. Oh lordy I couldnt possibly imagine being in such a compromising postition.
    Thanks!
    -Amber
    goodblinknpark@yahoo.com

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  18. It would be pretty interesting to be in that position. I'd try it. lol. Thank you Ma'am for the giveaway.
    kaylyndavis1986@yahoo.com

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  19. Hmmmm it actually sounds very interesting. I would like to know more about the one who wins the biddin at the auction :)
    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!
    cassandrahicks1989@yahoo.com

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  20. I'd think it would be kinda sexy to be in her opinion. Thanks for the giveaway,
    kaylyndavis1986@yahoo.com

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  21. I would rather live vicariously through a book for that kind of action.

    strive4bst(At) yahoo(Dot) com

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  22. Reading about it's hot but in reality - no way!
    Thanks so much for participation in the hop!
    swordlily_girl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  23. I love reading about heartbreakers! They are usually bad-boys, they’re witty, funny and sexy and the female population is drooling after them lol

    verusbognar (at) gmail (dot) com

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  24. I'm not really sure I could do that for real. It's fun thinking about, but if it came true, I'd be so skeered, I"d be like a raccoon in a shooting range. ;)

    jennirv4967 at gmail dot com

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  25. I love heartbreakers cause they are fun to love. I prefer a heartthrob cause he is in it for the long haul. Thanks for the great giveaway!

    Mary
    mary_reiss @ hotmail.com

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  26. My favorite part of having a heart breaker is the world class groveling. Todd in Lauren Dane's Laid Bare is my perfect example.
    planterofhope at aol dot com

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  27. Well Lawdy darlin, I don't know if lil ol me could handle all that sexiness! But I'd give it a try!!
    Thanks for the great giveaway!! So many great prizes!! Happy Valentine's Day!
    Ashley A
    ash_app(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  28. Sounds hot. I'd totally be up for it.
    aircdrewood at gmail dot com

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  29. I'm pretty sure that if I found myself in a situation like that I would be to busy fighting off a panic attack to feel anything else.

    anasmith1919 at gmail dot com

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  30. I would probably be scared, but i'd have to see.
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

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  31. My favorite heartbreaker is the one that your heart can’t live without. One of my best is Lucas from D B Reynolds book “Lucas” (Vampire in America series). Strong mind, well put together and tender when he needs to be.

    Judy Peterson
    strawberryrose@earthlink.net

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  32. Umm..I don't think that's for me. I'm sure others would like that. Thanks! katieamanda1(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  33. So where can I sign up for that? I wouldn't mind training it once. Love it! Thanks for being in the Heartbreaker Blog Hop. Thanks Mary. roya-clan@sbcglobal.net

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  34. I'da Think maybe i justa might barrow one of dem carts...then a Rent a motel room with the hubby cakes and try it out with only jus him lol... This G.R.I.T aint no Georgia peach but i am a NC bell lol...

    j.m.platt83@gmail.com

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  35. Oh Lawdy, Miz Willa, lil ol me can't do that!!!!!
    Thanks for the giveaway. Happy Valentine's Day!
    bhometchko(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  36. I don think that would be something a lady like myself would quite enjoy.

    xo_veronica16[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  37. Umm. Not my thing. Thank you for the awesome hop and giveaway!!! :)
    shadowluvs2read(at)gmail(dot)com

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  38. not happy
    Thanks for participating.
    bn100candg(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  39. Hmm....wonder if I'd be up for all that. Who is the winning bidder?? Thanks for the giveaway & being part of this hop!

    JessieL62 at comcast dot net

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  40. Oh Lawd, whatever am I going to do with myself and what is my hair gonna look like and how ever will I show off all my southern belle assets if I'm handcuffed. A good southern girl is always prim and proper. Satisfaction is guaranteed, so what ever is a girl to do. Enjoy the hospitality. sbereza22(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. I forgot to say I love reviewing books for authors. I am not a blogger but would be happy to read and offer an honest review.

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    2. I'll be in touch as soon as i have a .pdf to forward, and thank you, Shannon :)

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  41. Not sure how if this works, but here we go.

    Well sugah, I can't imagine being in such a compromising position. And you know a lady never talks about such thangs...

    tiger-chick-1(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  42. Charlie Hunnam from SOA...a true heartthrob

    damafia1113@gmail.com

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  43. ***Hop is officially over*** Some of y'all really got in the spirit, and I appreciate that more than I can say. I'll do my drawing first thing in the morning...you don't want me typing names into a random generator half-asleep, trust me! Thanks to all who participated and good luck!

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