Hot Summer Heroes Blog Hop and Giveaway
What better way to round up the summer than with the Hot Sumer Heroes Blog Hop sponsored by Caris Roane and Bella Media Management? Not only do you get to meet some “hot” heroes, but you also get a chance to win LOTS of books and prizes (including a $100 gift card)!
I’ll tell you about the giveaway shortly, but first let’s discuss how hard it is to go through the summer, reading and talking about hot summer heroes without talking about Quinn Hamilton, the hero in Rendezvous with Danger, book 2 of the Reunited Series. There are many things that make him a hot hero: his amazing ripped body, disarming smile, and his sexy swagger to name a few, but what makes him stand out from the rest is that – he loves hard. When it comes to Alandra Pargas, his love interest in Rendezvous with Danger, he proves over and over again how much he loves her and will do anything to keep her safe.
Alandra Pargas, ex-CIA counter-intelligence officer, plans to wreak vengeance on the people who tried to kill her. A little rendezvous with danger is not what scares her, though. It’s seeing the tall, dark, and dangerously sexy man she vowed to love forever that has her running for cover.
Former U.S. Special Operative, Quinn Hamilton, left the world of covert operations after the love of his life died in his arms during a black op. Three years later, he still loses sleep wondering if maybe he could have done something more to save her – until Alandra shows up on his doorstep. With her lies and betrayal, he wants nothing to do with her, yet, his heart won’t cooperate. It’s not until unknown enemies come after her that he must decide if he can leave the past behind and protect the woman he’ll always love. Will they survive this last mission and rekindle the love and passion they once shared?
Excerpt from Rendezvous with Danger, book 2 of the Reunited Series
Quinn released a long ragged sigh and leaned against a nearby wall, his muscular arms folded across his chest. “Do you have any idea what I’ve been through these last few years, thinking you were dead? Thinking I’d never be able to touch you, hold you, or make love to you? Hell, I watched you die, Alandra, in my arms! You have any idea what that feels like? To watch the one woman you loved more than life get gunned down.”
His voice broke, but he held his gaze steady, maintaining his usual tough-guy composure, and Alandra’s heart crumbled. She blinked rapidly to keep tears from falling. He had always been so hard, tough, and strong willed. It had been too easy for her to forget he was just a man. She drew in a deep breath as she walked toward him.
“Quinn, I’m sorry, but I lost too. I’ve missed you so much, and staying away was the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do. So many times I wanted to call you, but I couldn’t. It wasn’t safe.”
He pushed slowly away from the wall and approached her with concern in his eyes. “What do you mean it wasn’t safe?” He reached out to touch her, but dropped his arm.
Disappointment crept in when he took a step back as if she were toxic, as if touching her would somehow weaken him. Alandra swallowed hard and decided it was probably for the best. Had he pulled her into his arms, there was no telling what would happen. Besides, that wasn’t why she had come. Three years ago someone tried to kill her, and now she was determined to find out who and why, but she needed Quinn’s help.
She sighed, anxious about getting him to understand. “Quinn, I’m in the midst of something big and you’re going to blow my cover if you keep coming to the hospi—”
“Are you kidding me?” he yelled. His angry eyes pierced her soul deeper than any knife ever could. “This three year disappearance is connected to some goddamn op?”
She stepped to him and placed her hands on his chest in hopes of calming him down. “No. No, you don’t understand. It’s just that—”
“I can’t believe this shit!” He jerked away from her and raised his fist as if he were going to punch through the wall.
“Let me explain,” Alandra grabbed his arm.
He turned abruptly. “Explain? Hell, you’ve had three damn years to explain.”
“But I couldn’t. I—”
“Yeah, you could have,” he said in a hoarse whisper. He held her face in his large hands, his lips inches from hers. Her pulse quickened. “Lan, baby, there is nothing I wouldn’t have done for you including give my life. I mean absolutely nothing. And you knew that, so don’t tell me you didn’t have a choice.”
But it now:
Note: If you haven’t read the prequel to Rendezvous with Danger – Secret Rendezvous - it’s *FREE*! Click here for your copy.
Books by Sharon C. Cooper
About the Giveaway:
This is how the blog hop works. Here’s the list of over 60 bloggers participating in the blog hop. Each blog spot is giving away prizes AND there is a grand prize. You can go to EACH blog and comment with your email address and be entered to win. That means you can enter over 60 times!
Here’s what you can win:
1st Prize – A $10 Amazon or B&N gift card (you must be a subscriber to this blog or follow me on Facebook)
2nd Prize – An ecopy of either of my backlist titles (winner’s choice – Rendezvous with Danger not included)
A $100 Amazon or B&N Gift Card (winner’s choice)
How to enter to win:
* Leave a comment in the comment section below. Include your email address.
* Visit other blogs that are participating in the Hot Sumer Heroes Blog Hop. Each time you comment on ANY of the blogs participating in the Hot Sumer Heroes blog hop (including this one) you are entered to win. NOTE: Each blogger is giving away prizes!!! Did you get that? That means you can enter well over 60 times for a chance to win some amazing prizes (just make sure you leave a comment on the blog sites AND your email address).
Deadline: You must enter no later than 11:59 p.m est on Sunday, August 18, 2013. That means you can enter to win any day from today, August 15, 2013 thru Sunday, August 18, 2013!
I will post my winner in the comment section below by Tuesday, August 21st. Note: The winner will have been contacted via email by this time.
Good Luck – I hope you win!
(don’t forget to leave a comment below and incl. your email address)
Click here for the list of blogs participating in the Hot Summer Heroes Blog Hop.