Tuesday, October 4, 2011


My birthday is on October 18th and to celebrate, I plan on having giveaways all month long, starting today. This is me saying THANK YOU to you, my wonderful supporters, and urging you to keep reading .

I'll be participating in a Halloween Blog Hop later this month, but until then some lucky reader with get some fun goodies. We are also celebrating the release of KISS ME CRAZY, which came out last week...woohoo.

First, I found out that my editor forgot to remove Betrayed in the footer of MINE UNTIL DAWN, so I have a few of these books lying around. Instead of throwing them away, I've decided to pass them on to you.

2 winners will get these signed copies of MINE UNTIL DAWN, bookmarks and bookbag

TO ENTER:1.  Post your name below.

2. If you make the effort to spread the word about the FITZGERALD FAMILY series (FB, Tweet, blog, GR), I'll appreciate that, so leave your links in your post.

more surprise wins (wink...wink...)

Contest is International
Giveaway ends Saturday night.
Winner will be announced on Sunday, and on Monday, another giveaway.

Woohoo, wouldn't write without you.

Here's a scene from MINE UNTIL DAWN, showing our hero at his best.


Something warm and velvety pressed against her cheek and a steady rhythm teased her ear. She inhaled. Hmm, masculine and tangy. She turned her head and buried her nose in…Vince’s neck. She opened her eyes and blinked, heat suffusing her face. Vince was carrying her toward an apartment. That was the second time tonight he’d cradled her so tenderly in his arms. It felt wonderful.             
“Vince,” she murmured.
“Go back to sleep.”
“You shouldn’t be carrying me,” she protested although she made no attempt to get down. They entered a sparsely furnished living room, illuminated by one lamp on a side-table, then went down a hallway.
“I don’t mind.”
“But I’m so, uh, so heavy.”
He chuckled, his arms tightening around her thighs. “You’re perfect.”
He pushed a door with his foot and walked into a bedroom. A lamp on a side-bed table lit the room and a King-size bed. Vince must have come in to turn it on before he went back for her. He set her on the bed and squatted beside it. A dimple winked at her.
“Built like a woman is supposed to be,” he added and ran his knuckles along her Capri-clad hip and down her legs.
Her skin tingled and the flush of heat quickly spread to the rest of her body. A need so primal stretched and expanded inside her, clenching her stomach and making her nerves quiver. It pulsed hot and bright, like nothing she’d ever experienced before. Yet she recognized it in the smoldering desire in his eyes. When his hand landed on her ankle, she jerked away.
“What are you doing?” Her voice quivered.
“Removing your shoes.”
Where had he been all her life? His seductive charm was potent. If she weren’t careful, she would fall in love with him.
“Thanks, but I think I can manage,” Jade managed to stammer. Now please, go away, she wanted to beg him. She couldn’t think coherently with him so close. “Where are my things?”
Vince studied her for a beat, then brushed his knuckles on her cheek. “Right behind you.”
Flushing, she turned her head and spied the plastic bag. During the ride from her place to Vince’s hotel, Eddie had stopped by a superstore for her to pick a few things. She pressed her heated face on her knees and shot Vince a look from the corner of her eye. “Thanks.”
“You’re welcome.” He straightened, taking his time and making her aware he didn’t want to leave her yet. He pointed to a door leading from the bedroom he’d given her. “The bathroom is through there. Should you need anything, I’ll be one door to your left.
She nodded. “I hope I didn’t kick you out of the master bedroom.”
“If I said you did, would you let me stay with you tonight?” he teased.
Jade swallowed at the tempting possibility. She licked her lips, tried to think up a response and came up dry.
“That’s okay,” Vince answered for her. “Bad-timing. I’ll see you later. Rest.”
Jade nodded and waited until he left the room before she covered her burning cheeks with her hands. This was bad. Every time she thought she knew him, he showed her a new facet. He had depth and a generous heart, and he was sexy as hell. How was she going to sleep knowing he was a few feet away, desiring her?



  1. Happy early birthday!!! =)
    Awesome contest! My "want to read" list just keeps growing and growing! LOL! Thanks for the chance to enter this giveaway!!! =)

    Valerie Long (Scorpio1974 on GFC)

  2. happy early birthday! thanks so much for such a great giveaway. i have it on my kindle but would love turning the page.


    shared as well ~ http://www.facebook.com/lindsey.hutchison1

  3. Happy early birthday! My youngest turns 5 on the 11th so we'll be celebrating that. October is a great month for birthdays! Thanks for the great giveaway!


    Tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/lolarific322/status/121468634848706560

  4. Happy Early Birthday! I hope you have a great one! My mom's birthday was the 4th and my great-grandmother's is the 6th (she will be 90 this year). Remember to do something just for yourself on your birthday.

    manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com
    Tweet link: http://twitter.com/#!/JuneAnnM/status/121469465878732800

  5. Happy Birthday!! Thanks for the giveaway.

    Amy Stogner
    truebloodfan AT rock DOT com

    Tweeted: https://twitter.com/#!/Vamper_Fan/status/121470780017090560

  6. Happy early Birthday!

    Trish Martin

  7. Its early but wishing you a very happy day and may the coming year be good to you.

    Thanks for sharing with us and making the giveaway open worldwide.

    Carol T

    buddytho {at} gmail DOT com

  8. Happy Early Birthday! :)

    Thank you for the giveaway.

    Terri M

  9. thanks for the giveaway



  10. Happy Early Birthday!

    Thanks for a chance to win.

    I tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/lmm831/status/121607687225085952


  11. thanks for this giveaway ^^ i like the book and would love to win it.


    witchvela at web dot de

  12. Happy Early Birthday!:)
    Thanks for the giveaway and for making it international:)

    justjanhvi at gmail dot com

  13. I hope you have a fabulous day on your birthday. October is the first aniversary of the release of my debut novel, so will be celebrating nect week, too.
    Best wishes for your latest release.

    sherrygloag @ gmail dot com

  14. Well happy early birthday:)
    And congrats on the new release, i cant wait to read some more!!
    I shred on facebook

    Also a follower


  15. Oh thats a relief, I'm usually wishing folks a Happy Belated Birthday, lol. Happy Early Birthday!!! Oh my gosh, Vince is so sweet :) Thanks for the giveaway!

    Tweeted (and it went to my Facebook)

  16. Happy Early Birthday! :D
    Can't wait to read!


  17. Well I can guarantee I wouldn't be sleeping alone!! Happy birthday to you~!!


  18. Hope you have a great birthday...I have 2 nephews and 1 niece with birthday this months, good thing they are from same sibling, so usually one big birthday party, I'm sure the kids don't like that though...hope your birthday wishes come true ;)


  19. Thanks for having an international giveaway! Happy Birthday in advance for the 18th :)


  20. I'm ready to read this now...no I really mean now...

    Thanks for the chance & happy birthday in advance

    mmafsmith at gmail dot com

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