Sunday, July 1, 2012

4th of July Blog Hop! Win an Amazon G!ft Card, Soft Sounds of Pleasure

Welcome to my stop on the 4th of July Blog Hop!

One lucky commenter will receive a $5 gift card from Amazon US, and another will win an e-book copy of my latest release, Soft Sounds of Pleasure, the first book in the series Those Devilish De Marco Men.

"Who are the De Marco men?" you ask. They're three delicious, dark-haired brothers who operate a family garage. Men so hot and hard-bodied that women in the small southern town where they  live  have been known to disable their own cars just for the pleasure of watching one of these three bend over their engines. Their mother walked out on the family when they were small, so each brother has some sort of, shall we say, commitment issue?

Daniel, the oldest, is the one in charge, partly because of birthright, but mostly because Dan's a natural Dom. He's thirty-six and still single because if he has to settle for vanilla sex, he'll go without. In Book 2, Wildly Inappropriate, due out this fall, Daniel finds not only the woman who tempts him to do something wildly inappropriate in order to have her, but learns the shocking answer to the question of why their mother abandoned them as children. 

Eric is the jokester and the brother who's dated every woman in town. His love life is best described as hit-and-run. He's so sure women will abandon him the way his mother did, he's always the first one out the door. Dan and Colton tease him a lot, and Eric plays the clown to hide his lingering hurt at being left behind with a father who became bitter and angry. Eric's going to find a woman he cannot run from, in Incidental Contact.

But right now, I'd like you to meet Colton, the youngest. Now twenty-nine, he's had a serious thing for forty-year-old, married Lila Walker ever since he was nineteen. When Colton learns her husband has died, he's prepared to do whatever it takes to convince Lila he can be more than her boy toy. He has a few obstacles. You see, their youngest sister Sarah has been killed and her son Jonah has come to live with Colton, since Sarah was never married and no one--not even Daniel-- knows who Jonah's father is.

When he's not sulking, Jonah wants to play baseball. Lila's only son Charlie played baseball. He even won the state championship before he joined the Marine Corps, so Colton hopes Lila can make room in her heart not only for him, but for the orphaned child that is making life miserable  at the moment . And to hell with the fact that everyone in town thinks Lila hasn't mourned Pete long enough. Colton's decided ten years is long enough to wait to get his hands on the woman of his dreams. 

Colton wants a home run with Lila. The bases are loaded against him: one foul nephew, one ogre-in-law, and Lila's loyal heart won't let Colton pinch-hit for her late husband. With the whole town keeping score, it's Game On.

"So, how do I win?" you ask.

This series has four books. 
Since there are only three brothers:
1. Leave a comment guessing which character (mentioned above) is the focus of Book Four  
2. AND a valid e-mail address.
It's that simple.

Winner will be chosen via the Draw Straws online application, and the link to the results will be posted here. In round 1, I'll enter every commenter's name, and draw a winner for the $5 Amazon gift card. In Round 2, every remaining name will be re-entered, EXCEPT the winner of the card. So, two chances to win!
This is a huge blog hop, so don't miss visiting each author for more Amazon cards, more books and more fun! Click here to return to the host blog which will list every participating author and the prize they're offering.

Happy 4th of July! 

 ****Winner Announcement****
Grand Prize winner and recipient of the $5 Amazon gift card is Brandi Slater! Congratulations, Brandi, your gift card is on its way to your posted e-mail address. (link to the drawing results).
2nd prize winner of an e-book copy of Soft Sounds of Pleasure was Lisa! (link to drawing results) 
Additionally, everyone who guessed JONAH and who returns to check the results will be awarded a prize simply by e-mailing me to ask for it. Use the 'e-mail the author' link posted on the side bar.
Many thanks to all who dropped by to participate. I had a great time reading your guesses, and hope you all had a marvelous 4th of July.


  1. I think it Colton, I hope. DebP

  2. Lila's son Charlie, back from the Marine Corps? Or Jonah's as of yet unknown father??

    Thanks for the amazing giveaway!
    elizabeth @ bookattict . com

  3. I'm going with Lila's son Charlie. Now I need to get the first 2 books in this series! Thanks for the giveaway!

  4. i haven't read any of your stuff as yet but those de marco men sound WONDERFUL


  5. I believe that it will be about all 3 DeMarco men!

    1. Ray, I can't enter you in the drawing, since you've left no e-mail address. Sorry :(

  6. My guess would be Charlie. This is a new series. Going on my TBR list.


  7. I'm going to guess Charlie. Thanks for the giveaway :)

  8. Is it Charlie?


  9. Jonah all grown up?

    isabelli3619 (at) aol (dot) com

  10. Charlie???

  11. I think the fourth book will either be about Lila's son, Charlie, or about the De Marco Men's mother. Happy 4th of July! Thanks for the giveaway!

  12. I haven't read your work so I'm totally unfamiliar with the characters...but I have to say those guys sound pretty hot!

    Thanks for the giveaway.

    kareninnc at gmail dot com

  13. I'm a new reader of your books, so I'm clueless. I hope to be an expert soon! :)

    Caribellacreations at gmail dot com

  14. My guess would be Charlie.

  15. I am guessing Charlie too.

    Caity_mack@yahoo dot com

  16. I'm saying Lila.

    Happy 4th of July :)


  17. My guess would be Charlie. thanks for the contest

  18. My first guess would be Charlie. Hope you have a great 4th.


  19. Gotta be Jonah. Sounds as though Charlie isn't in the books? Email:
    sounds like great stories. Happy 4th all! M. S. Spencer

  20. I'm terrible at guessing but I'll go with Charlie. Thanks so much for the giveaway!

    geishasmom73 AT yahoo DOT com

  21. I think Charlie's got a good chance for the next book...can't let a marine go to waste! Happy and safe 4th!

  22. Jonah??? These books sound terrific!! I will be finding out soon :)

  23. I am guessing Jonah, Sounds like a wonderful series!
    Happy 4th of July!

  24. I am guessing Charlie?
    Happy 4th of July!
    manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com

  25. I'm thinking it's got to be Charlie in book 4.

    jlhmass at yahoo dot com

  26. Since the series name is the Devilish De Marco Men, I'd say Jonah De Marco.
    Happy July 4th
    catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

  27. I'm thinking Jonah. Though it may be Charlie. But probably Jonah.


  28. After reading the excerpt, I am thinking Charlie or Jonah. Just a thought.
    bournmelissa at hotmail dot com

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  30. ************************CONTEST CLOSED*************************

    I'd like to thank each and every one who dropped in during the 4th of July Blog Hop, and most especially, I thank those of you who took the time to read the post and leave your guess as to the main character in Book 4.

    Many of you were so close, and I did enjoy reading your guesses. The final book in the series is about Jonah, but he won't be the main character, because in many ways, Ray was correct--it will be about all of the De Marco men. In Book 4, we'll find out who Jonah's father is, because I plan to tell what went wrong with the romance between his father and Sarah De Marco, his mother and sister to the three brothers, and why she decided to hop on a bus to LA after finding out she was expecting a baby.

    As pc wisely noted, I can't let a good Marine go to waste, so sometime in 2013, expect a spin-off about Lila's son that will in all likelihood be titled Charlie's Pleasure.

    Also, I found out today that Wildly Inappropriate, Book 2 in the De Marco series, will be released on September 8th!

    Contest winners will be posted by 2pm EDT tomorrow and notified via e-mail, and thank you again for dropping in!