Monday's Muse

Monday, August 31


Sorry, but the image containing the Monday's Muse has been removed from this blog so as not to violate any copyright issues.  Thanks for your understanding!

I was saddened by news of a couple of firefighters that were killed in a fire in NY recently, and with all of the wildfires in California our brave everyday firefighter heroes have been at the forefront of my mind. So this weeks muse is in honor of this noble public servant. And after looking at today's muse you might just consider becoming a pyromaniac, because if this was who would come to put out my fires I might just buy up all of the matches I can find...because this man is seriously HOT...not to mention the whole hero worship thing.

Hmmm, now that I'm thinking about this, this idea might have some merit. Theoretically of course, I could fulfill two fantasies in one...start the fire, have Mr. Firefighter show up and since I committed a crime maybe have a hot Mr. Policeman join in on the fun cause I've been a bad girl! Is it getting hot in here or is it just me. I think I might be in danger of spontaneous combustion with those kinds of thoughts :)

This week at Seductive Musings my guests will be Anne Gracie, and Megan Hart!! Both with fabulous interviews featuring their new releases not to mention giveaways! I'll also be reviewing Annette McCleave's new paranormal romance Drawn Into Darkness (and giving away my ARC). And if you haven't yet participated in the Hidden Gems & Seductive Museums meme's from last week, there is still time to submit your choices for reader voting, and enter to win my Hidden Gem this month Mr. Darcy Takes a Wife: Pride and Prejudice Continues by Linda Berdoll....but hurry times running out!

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Winner: Lori Foster giveaway

Sunday, August 30

Hope you all had a great weekend! I have the winner of the Lori Foster giveaway...so without further ado the winner of all of Lori's goodies is:


I Heart Book Gossip

Congratulations! I am so completely jealous right now, two signed books from Lori Foster would be like winning the lottery for me:) I have emailed you for your mailing info. If for some reason I do not receive your mailing info by Wednesday 9/2, an alternate winner will be notified. Thanks everyone!

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Seductive Museums: Gallery of Fine Cover Art

Saturday, August 29



My Seductive Museums Fine Cover Art pick for August is...Deeper by Megan Hart.


Ok so I'm bending the rules just a little bit because I did not actually read Deeper this month, but hey it's my meme so I'm giving all of us permission...just this once to pick your favorite so far this year :)

I absolutely loved this cover the very first time I saw it. I loved the image of the couple in an intimate (but not explicit) embrace under water. I loved the blue background, and the font of the text. Love Love Loved it all!



After reading the book (and loving it even more than the cover) I found the cover art even more compelling and perfect for this story..in essence it wasn't just a pretty picture or all about appearances. It epitomized for me so much what this book was about.





It is my absolute favorite cover so far this year, which is why I have picked Deeper as my very first candidate for Seductive Museums Masterpiece of the Year. So tell me what's your one favorite romance novel cover this year? Participate in the meme and submit your favorite covers to be considered for Masterpiece of the Year!




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Are you drawn to a book by its cover? I know that I am, and many of you are as well. With so many books to choose from a fantastic book cover can help catch your eye, seduce you into taking notice and learning more, and can ultimately increase sales or exposure for an author. If they’re good, cover artists can bring to visual life the words and illustrate the story that the author has written in one extraordinary image, and as much as I hate to say this….sometimes the cover art is better than the actual book.

That’s why Seductive Musings is hosting a monthly meme called “Seductive Museums- Galley of Fine Cover Art”, where readers can submit their favorite book covers…. then we can all judge a book solely for it’s seductive cover art without any scruples! Anyone passionate about romance novels can participate.

Seductive Museums-Gallery of Fine Cover Art monthly meme info:


  • Share your favorite romance novel cover from any of the romance novels you’ve read this month, and remember this has nothing to do with the actual content of the book…just the cover.


  • The romance novel can be a new release, a current release, or an older book. As long as it is in print, it is available for purchase (no preorders), and is classified as a romance then it qualifies (historical romance, contemporary romance, paranormal romance, romantic suspense, erotic romance...).


  • Present your book cover art on the last Thursday of the month (barring any special events) on your blog using the Seductive Museums icon and following these participation rules. Tell us what you love about the cover, and then link your choice to the current Seductive Museums Gallery.


  • The following week I will compile a list of the submitted book covers and I'll have a poll where you can vote for your favorites. At the end of the year I will list the top book covers for each month and you can vote for the top 5 covers of the year. Once the masterpiece of the year has been chosen we will honor the author and the cover artist with an award.

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Hidden Gems: Mr. Darcy Takes a Wife: Pride and Prejudice Continues by Linda Berdoll

Friday, August 28


***This giveaway is now over. Thanks for sharing!***

Welcome to the premiere post of the Hidden Gems meme! I'm very excited about this, and hope you will be too. I know that there are a lot of meme's out there that many of you participate in a regular basis, but I am hoping you will embrace this one too, especially since it occurs only once a month (however if you really like it I will entertain the possibility of making this a weekly event). Details for participating in the meme can be found in the original post, and at the very bottom of this one.

My Hidden Gem is..... Mr. Darcy Takes a Wife: Pride and Prejudice Continues by Linda Berdoll. This book was first published in 2004, and given the popularity of Jane Austen inspired novels right now, I thought it only fitting to present to you one that I enjoyed. What I loved about it is that it doesn't try to mimic Jane's style, and it doesn't try to be a book that she might have written. It takes characters that we know, and puts a sexier spin on a continuation of the story. However, if Jane was writing novels today I think it is very possible that she would be writing something just a little bit steamier and sexier, but still the character based stories that we have come to love so much. After all she was a woman who wrote about the time she lived in, then or now I think she would have been relative to her time.

I wasn't able to get in touch with Linda to ask her questions about her book, but she had some Q & A on her website that I thought might give you some insight into her inspiration and her reasons for writing this book:



What inspired you to write a sequel to Pride and Prejudice?


I began a strictly imaginary trip immediately after viewing the A&E production of Pride & Prejudice (I understand I am not alone in that little flight of fancy.) Rhapsodizing about Lizzy and Darcy impelled me to revisit the book. Thoroughly enthralled, I devoured all JA’s other novels, two biographies and a book of her letters to her sister, Cassandra. Her letters revealed far more of the real JA to me than her novels. My interest then thoroughly piqued, I began to read about the era. It was an age rich with scandal, intrigue and war. JA’s characters begged a further telling. Unfortunately, Jane Austen was long past elaborating and even if she had, undoubtedly, she would not have been explicit. I began to write to satisfy my own curiosity.



What did you hope to accomplish with this sequel?

To find out what really happened after the wedding vows.



How did you hope to portray them as a couple?

Desperately in love.



Is this a book for Jane Austen purists?

Only if they can keep a firm grip on their smelling salts.

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This sexy, epic, hilarious, poignant and romantic sequel to Pride and Prejudice goes far beyond being a Jane Austen sequel. It's Tom Jones meets Jane Austen meets Georgiana, the Duchess of Devonshire, with essence of Scarlett O'Hara and the Wife of Bath thrown in.

Every woman wants to be Elizabeth Bennet Darcy -- beautiful, gracious, universally admired, strong, daring and outspoken -- a thoroughly modern woman in crinolines. And every woman will fall madly in love with Mr. Darcy -- tall, dark and handsome, a nobleman and a heartthrob whose virility is matched only by his utter devotion to his wife.

Their passion is consuming and idyllic-essentially, they can't keep their hands off each other-through a sweeping tale of adventure and misadventure, human folly and numerous mysteries of parentage.


Excerpt:

Preface

The renowned (if occasionally peevish) lady of letters, Charlotte Brontë, once carped of fellow authoress Jane Austen’s work, “…she ruffles her reader by nothing vehement, disturbs him by nothing profound: the Passions are perfectly unknown to her…what throbs fast and full, though hidden, what the blood rushes through, what is the unseen seat of Life and the sentient target of death—this Miss Austen ignores.”

It is forever lost what Jane Austen might have made of Jane Eyre, hence we shan’t dally with such a conjecture. And however we are moved to defend Miss Austen’s unparalleled literary gift, we cannot totally disregard Miss Brontë’s observation, for it was quite on the money. Jane Austen wrote of what she knew. Miss Austen never married, it appears her own life passed with only the barest hint of romance. Hence, one must presume she went to her great reward virgo intactus.

As befitting a maiden’s sensibilities, her novels all end with the wedding ceremony. What throbs fast and full, what the blood rushes through, is denied her unforgettable characters and, therefore, us. Dash it all!

We endeavour to right this wrong by completing at least one of her stories, beginning whence hers leaves off. Our lovers have wed. But the throbbing that we first encounter is not the cry of a passionate heart. Another part of her anatomy is grieving Elizabeth Bennet Darcy.


Part One

As plush a coach as it was, recent rains tried even its heavy springs. Hence, the road to Derbyshire was betimes a bit jarring. Mr. Darcy, with all gentlemanly solicitousness, offered the new Mrs. Darcy a pillow upon which to sit to cushion the ride.

It was a plump tasselled affair, not at all discreet. His making an issue of her sore nether-end was a mortification in and of itself. But, as Elizabeth harboured the conviction that she had adopted a peculiar gait as a result of her most recent (by reason of matrimony) pursuits, her much abused dignity forbade her to accept such a blatant admission of conjugal congress. Thus, the cushion was refused.

Dignity notwithstanding, the unrelenting jiggle of the carriage demanded by the puddles bade her eye that same pillow wistfully as its soft comfort lay wasted upon the empty seat opposite them. As she clung to the handgrip, she knew it was indefensibly foolish not to admit to her husband that he was justified in suspecting that she needed it. But at that moment, not making a concession to him was a matter of principle.

Suffering both from the road and from knowing herself unreasonably miffed, she submitted to the silent chastisement that she must learn to accept the perversely quixotic turns of her new husband.

As each and every muddy mile they travelled diminished the distance betwixt Elizabeth and the awesome duty that awaited her as mistress of such a vast estate as Pemberley, she became ever more uneasy. It was not that she had only then fully comprehended what awaited her, for she had. At least as comprehensibly as it was possible.

Hitherto, there had been the excitement of the wedding, and moreover, the anticipation of connubial pleasures with Mr. Darcy that buffered her from the daunting devoir that lay ahead. In soothing her newly appreciated trepidation, her husband was of no help whatsoever. Indeed, they had no more than stepped from their matrimonial bedchamber before he had reclaimed his recently relinquished mask of reticence. And with it, that maddening hauteur. One peculiar only to him.

It was only subsequent to their engagement that he had ceased addressing her as “Miss Bennet” in lieu of her Christian name. Delightful as that transfiguration was, her previous understanding in regards to her name was usurped in the throes of passion. For in the considerable heat generated the previous evening, he had repeatedly murmured “Lizzy” in her ear.

To her dismay, their re-emergence into company bade the Master of Pemberley serve compunction by abandoning that much-appreciated endearment. This disappointment would have been less egregious had he not insisted upon addressing her as “Mrs. Darcy” not only to the help, but privately as well. Her alteration from Lizzy to Mrs. Darcy had been vexatiously abrupt. Therefore, Mrs. Darcy was profoundly aggrieved and sat in petulant silence much of their trip.

This lack of conversation he did nothing to mitigate.

Indeed, it was a repetition of the ride from their wedding to their London honeymoon nest the day before. She had convinced herself hitherto that his quiet could be attributed to nerves (owing to the complete lack of reserve that night). Presently, she had not a clue.

Upon thinking of that lack of reserve and the resultant kindness done upon her person, it bade her not to think so meanly upon her husband, silent or no. If he had truly been disquieted in apprehension of their wedding-night, might not his present reticence come from unease? It occurred to her that the more firmly he seemed in his own charge, the greater was his perceived threat to it. Hence, his wall of defence. At one time, she might have been amused to think herself such a disconcertion to the arrogant Mr. Darcy. But no more.

Impetuously, she took his hand. In no manner did she want him to believe her a peril to his well-being.

The carriage, evidently unhindered by the weightiness of her ruminations, endeavoured on. Hence, she wrested her attention from them and peered out the window as they ambled down the fashionable avenues of Mayfair. There, even so fine a carriage as theirs excited few heads to turn and watch as they passed.

But once upon the road north, a legion of staring eyes could be detected through the obfuscatory yellow fog that clung persistently to the streets. Unaccustomed as she was to being the occupant of such an elegant coach, Elizabeth was a little off-put to be the object of such general scrutiny. Mr. Darcy, however, as was his habit, practised an impervious gaze just at the horizon, reflecting neither distaste nor notice of the gawking.

They broke their journey for a spare midday meal at a plain but tidy inn. This rest occasioned the innkeeper and his wife into whimpering subservience, thus enlightening Elizabeth to the extreme deference she must weather as Mr. Darcy’s wife.

The brevity of their stop was in all probability ultimately a good thing, blessedly truncating as it did the publican couple’s display. The next fit of veneration from a person of lesser birth than the Darcys (i.e., just about everyone) would not be so unexpected. Elizabeth promised herself that she would practise Darcy’s patrician inscrutability and elude the urge to tell those servile persons they had undoubtedly mistaken her for someone else.

Whilst still partaking of their meal, Darcy apologised unnecessarily upon the austere winter dressing of his county.

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I thoroughly enjoyed reading Mr. Darcy Takes a Wife and hope that you will too. Some people love it, others hate it...you'll get that if your daring enough to venture into the dangerous waters of writing a Jane Austen sequel, especially to Pride and Prejudice.

If you are interested you can buy this book at Amazon(it's on sale 32% 0ff), or you can enter to win a copy. To celebrate Seductive Musings first Hidden Gems meme Sourcebooks has generously offered to give away a copy of Linda Berdoll's Mr. Darcy Takes a Wife: Pride and Prejudice Continues to one lucky winner, and yes you can earn extra entries but the rules are a little bit different so make sure you read them carefully. And don't forget to check the blog on Monday for the Hidden Gems poll to vote on your favorite gems submission.

Ways to earn entries:

  • In order to be eligible you must tell me what your favorite Hidden Gem is (good for 1 entry)
  • Participate in the Hidden Gems meme and leave a link to your blog post here (good for 10 extra entries) See the original post for details on how to participate, or see the bottom of this post for more info.

How to enter:


  • You can choose to earn extra entries as many different ways that you want, but please place all of your entries in ONE comment
  • Your comment MUST include your email address in order for you to be eligible

Rules and disclaimers:

  • This contest is open to residents of the U.S. & Canada only. Sorry no P.O. Boxes.
  • The contest will end Thursday September 3rd at 11:59 pm EST and the winner will be contacted via email
  • The winner will be selected using Random.org
  • The winner will have THREE days from the date they you contacted to provide your mailing address. If you do not respond within three days a replacement winner will be selected. NO EXCEPTIONS
  • The book(s) will be mailed directly from the publisher or author and no substitutions are allowed
  • Seductive Musings is not responsible for prizes that are not honored, distributed in a timely manner, lost, stolen, or damaged during transit
  • All giveaways are subject to change/cancellation without prior written notice

Hidden Gems meme info:

Hidden Gems meme is hosted by Seductive Musings on the last Friday of every month (barring any special events). Anyone passionate about romance novels can participate. Just do the following:

  • Share a hidden gem that you've read and feel has been overlooked, or deserves to be brought to the attention of romance readers (please don't include books currently on blog tours).
  • The book can be a new release, a current release, or an older novel. As long as it is in print, it is available for purchase, and is classified as a romance then it qualifies (historical romance, contemporary romance, paranormal romance, romantic suspense, erotic romance...).
  • Reveal your hidden gem on the last Friday of the month on your blog using the Hidden Gem icon and following the participation rules. Tell us why you feel so passionately about this novel, then link your gem back to the current Seductive Musings Hidden Gem post. You can include excerpt links, teasers, back cover blurbs, book trailers, interviews, giveaways...whatever you like.
  • The following Monday I will compile a list of the Hidden Gems posted and I'll have a poll where you can vote for your favorite hidden gems. At the end of the year I will compile the top hidden gem for each month and you can vote for the top 5 Hidden Gems of the year. Once the brightest gems are revealed I will invite the authors to guest at Seductive Musings to talk about their books, and upcoming releases.

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Jane Austen...and why we still love her

Thursday, August 27


This week Royal Reviews has dedicated an entire week to Mr. Darcy….sigh. How can you not love Darcy…and Col. Brandon…and Edward? It got me to thinking about Jane and her novels. Ask just about any romance reader who their favorite authors are and more than likely Jane Austen will be mentioned almost every time....and for good reason IMHO. I mean just look at all of the new novels based on her original characters. I don't know the actual stats but I would have to think that her original 7 novels have helped sluggish book sales in today's economy immensely. Maybe they should declare her a stimulus package:)








It’s been a while since I read a “Janeish” book, but Pride and Prejudice remains one of my all time favorites. Elizabeth Bennett is such a fantastic heroine. However, as I grow older I find myself drawn more and more to Anne Elliot from Persuasion. It’s Jane’s wallflower book that never gets invited to dance like Pride and Prejudice, or Sense and Sensibility. It’s quieter story, but nonetheless just as compelling and powerful. Jane wrote some of the best heroes, and heroines that are so very timeless. Her stories are all about the characters and their relationships with family, friends and lovers…it’s one of the reasons why I think they translate so well and so many authors find success in building off of the original books. Not to mention the fact that you are going to be hard pressed to find fans as devoted as hers.

In my Jane quest I took a quiz “Which Jane Austen heroine are you?” Have you taken it? According to the quiz I am Elinor Dashwood :) But really I think I am a little bit Elizabeth, a sprinkle of Emma, dash of Elinor, and probably more Anne than I would like to admit (hard time saying no, and putting others before myself). Maybe that’s why her characters are so timeless. We are a little bit like each one of them…at least at some point in our lives.


Which Jane Austen hero is your favorite? I found the “Men of Austen” on the PBS site recently and was practically giddy (sad... isn't it). It lists their likes, dislikes, turn ons and offs, ages, favorite things...income in today's terms. Haven't you always wondered what 10,000 pounds per annum equates to in dollars today? I couldn’t resist, I loved going through all of the profiles then voting on my favorite…of course my fav is Darcy…especially when he is played by Colin Firth…nuff said. I think anyone who has seen the A&E version remembers the scene at the lake. One of my favorite moments from the Bridget Jones series is when she interviews Colin Firth and is totally fixated on this particular scene from the miniseries… makes me laugh just thinking about it. I have heard rumors that there will be another book in this series from Helen Fielding. I hope so because I loved them.

Have you seen the Lost in Austen series? I haven’t yet, but I hope to soon. And last night while preparing this post I found a new blog that I spent hours on…Jane Austen Today. I love love love this blog, and will be visiting it often. It has tons of great giveaways (for booklovers like me)….previews new books, movies and television shows/series related to Jane Austen in some way, polls, commentary, pictures. Did I mention that I loved it :)


All of this really does have a point. Tomorrow is the very first Hidden Gems meme post, and my hidden gem is a book based on Elizabeth and Darcy’s story. Can you guess which one it is? Find out tomorrow, and I hope you share your own Hidden Gem. And tell me...are you Jane crazy like I am? If so what are some of your fav books, movies, and websites.





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Guest Author & Giveaway: Lori Foster writing as L.L. Foster featuring Servant: The Kindred

Tuesday, August 25

***This contest is closed. Thanks for entering!***

I’m so very excited to have Lori Foster as my guest today. I have more of her books on my keeper shelf than any other author. I can’t help it…I don’t think she has written a book yet that I haven’t liked. A while back I went through a big Brava kick and read just about every book they published that I could get my booklover hands on. That’s how I first discovered Lori’s books. I can’t remember which one it was, but I know it was a Brava anthology. I promptly devoured her entire backlist. She was the only author that I read for weeks, if not a few months. I never got tired or burnt out on them; in fact I would start a new one as soon as I finished one and relished them all.

I have fond memories of that reading binge, so when Lori started writing as L.L. Foster there was no question in my mind that I was going to at least give them a try. I’ve never really been a fan of Urban Fantasy, but I did not let that deter me, no siree, and you know what… I love them just as much as her contemporary romances. I think Gaby, the heroine in the Servant series, is one of my favorite heroines that she has ever written, and despite being categorized as Urban Fantasy there is definitely romance in this series. After all
Servant: The Acceptance, book #2 in the Servant series, made Amazon's Top Ten Best Books for 2008, and was named Amazon's #1 editors' pick in romance. Her newest novel written as L.L. Foster is Servant: The Kindred and releases today. I can’t wait to read it and share it with you all!





In the 3rd installment of the Servant series, Gabrielle Cody finds herself living with super-detective Luther Cross, while also hunting a deranged killer who wants to be a vampire. Blood drained bodies are left in the wake of a murdering spree. Because the homeless, transient and addicted are targeted, it makes it very difficult for Luther and the rest of the police force to track down the villain.

But for Gaby, finding the psychopath is only a small part of the difficulty. This lunatic knows Gaby, in some ways better than she knows herself.

Is it possible a long lost relative has located her? With family ties involved, and Luther’s nearness interfering with her perception of evil, Gaby is up for her biggest challenge – both as a paladin, and a woman experiencing the first hint of love.


Read an excerpt

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Welcome Lori! I am absolutely thrilled to have you as my guest at Seductive Musings. I am a HUGE fangirl of yours, and every book that I have read of yours, no matter the genre, has made its way to my keeper shelves (and that’s a lot!). For you, what makes a romance novel a great love story? Who is your new favorite find and what's on your keeper shelf?



Thank you so much, Carrie! It still thrills me to meet people who enjoy my work. I’m such a down home person, so “every day,” that I can’t believe the success I’ve found in writing. It’s thrilling – honestly.

I LUV this question about my current favorite because I talk about her everywhere. I think she’s the most talented author I’ve read and I’m totally fascinated by her books. Kresley Cole and her Immortals After Dark. Seriously, folks, if you haven’t read her, you need to! They’re sexy and hilarious and the characterizations are amazing. I didn’t know that I enjoyed paranormal books so much, or that I would enjoy vampires, werewolves, valkyrie, etc... Until I read A HUNGER LIKE NO OTHER. Now I’m hooked, I’ve read them all, and I can’t wait for the next one!

Other “forever” favorites of mine are Jayne Ann Krentz, Linda Howard, Julie Garwood, Johanna Lindsey... too many to name them all I guess.


What book(s)are you most proud of, or feel is/are your biggest personal achievement(s) when you don’t take into account sales, reviews, reader comments, or awards & why?

The books that still touch my heart are WHEN BRUCE MET CYN, because I love the idea of second chances and overcoming the harshest of obstacles, and also that there are caring people out there who don’t judge too harshly against circumstances out of your control.

CAUGHT IN THE ACT just because I fell in love with Mick, the lead character, when he was in other books – maybe for the same reasons as above for Cyn’s story. Both are characters who didn’t let harsh personal circumstances skew their ideas of right and wrong.

JAMIE because I loved doing the research for him and he was such a unique character!

And I love SERVANT: THE AWAKENING because it’s so different from what I usually write in straight contemporary romance, and that made it so much fun.


Your Urban Fantasy novels, and the Servant series, are a departure from the contemporary romances that you are most renowned for. Writing a darker, edgier book in a genre you weren’t previously known for seems like it would have been a bit of a risk. Tell us some of the compelling reasons you had for writing Gaby’s story and branching out as LL Foster.

It has been a risk. LOL. My LL Foster books obviously aren’t nearly as popular as my straight contemporaries. But I’m loving the whole process of writing something different, and I think it keeps my stories fresh. Bouncing back and forth is a great way to energize my muse.

For me, writing is all about characters – I always let them do whatever they want, so that they’re usually taking me on the journey instead of the other way around. The characters who can kick ass and destroy evil – real evil – are there in my head, so I HAVE to get them on paper.

From my perspective, I didn’t realize that there was still so much romance in them, but when Amazon named my second L.L. book, SERVANT: THE ACCEPTANCE, their #1 Editors’ Pick In Romance, well, I had to accept that no matter what, my romance voice is going to shine through. LOL


I am so excited about the third book in the Servant series: Servant, The Kindred. I’ve never been a real Urban Fantasy fan, but I picked these up simply because you wrote them and was instantly drawn to your complex heroine Gaby, and her hero Luther. I’m sad to see this series end, but understand that the series has reached its natural conclusion. For someone who has not read the Servant series yet, how would you summarize them?

Oh geeze, summary is not my strong suit! I’m rather long winded. But in short, Gabrielle Cody (Gaby) is a paladin, a servant of God, and she sees true evil when others can’t. You know how some heinous people look as ordinary as a grandma, or your friendly neighbor? Well, when Gaby looks at them she sees the aura of perversion that surrounds them. Through God, she has quicker reflexes, and keener insight.

She’s always lived alone and stayed estranged from society, but Detective Luther Cross, who first suspects her of murdering innocents, is drawn to her and can’t allow her to stay isolated. What he feels for her is as other-worldly as Gaby’s ability. Little by little she learns to trust him, and to share her responsibility to society with him. They make a pretty amazing couple.

And now, in the 3rd book, when the build-up of sexual chemistry explodes... yeah, it was mega, mega hot and fun!



Bonus Excerpt:

“Come here, Gaby. Let me help you.”

When he tugged on her arms, she moved as directed, but with a zombie-like void of comprehension. On the tile entry, they both dripped puddles. Luther locked the door and turned to her. Her colorless lips shivered.

A tidal wave of emotion rose to choke him.

Luther hugged her close, rubbed her chilled arms and kissed her throat. She didn’t thaw at all. He needed to get her warm and fast, but he couldn’t, not while she wore cold, rain-soaked clothes.

Kissing her made him feel better, and even now, with her so emotionally wounded, the taste of her satisfied something deep inside him, something he’d never experienced with any other woman.

Though Luther’s ardor grew, Gaby didn’t make a single sound, and he hated that. “To hell with it.” He knew what he wanted to do, the best way to reach her.

Leaving her for only a moment, he went to the adjacent living room and closed the drapes, and then turned on the television. Maybe if she couldn’t see and hear the storm, it wouldn’t bother her so deeply.

Gaby stood frozen where he’d left her as he went down the hall to the guest bathroom to gather up a few towels. When he returned to her he smoothed her dark hair away from her face. With his heart pounding, he kissed her mouth and little by little, her icy lips thawed.

“Gaby.” His mouth still touching hers, he looked at her, and then covered her left breast with his palm.

Her eyelashes fluttered, so he kissed her again, deeper this time as he cuddled her
breast.

It appalled Luther that he was turned on while she stood as a supplicant to terror. Maybe it was seeing her quiescent for a change instead of defiant, maybe it was that for once, she didn’t scald him with her acerbic disdain.

Whatever logic he applied, he shook with wanting her. Lust roughened his voice as he spoke. “Let’s get you out of these wet clothes and warmed up.”

For most women, what he was about to do would be unethical in the extreme, even illegal. But for Gaby, it was the only way he knew to help her.

Her shirt stuck to her skin as he wrestled it up and over her head. It hit the tiled foyer with a sodden plop. Luther looked at her, at her small breasts and her nipples drawn tight by cold, and knew he was a goner.

Using one of the towels, he squeezed excess water from her hair and then dried her torso. And because he couldn’t help himself, he kissed her again, on her soft
pale lips, her nose, her chin.

“I’ll have you warm soon, I promise.”

The waistband of her loose, worn jeans curled outward from her thin frame, exposing her narrow hipbones and a tantalizing navel within a concave belly. Around her waist, Luther saw the thin leather belt that held her lethal blade in a sheath concealed at the small of her back. The stark reminder of who Gaby was, and what she did, didn’t faze him. He knew her, and he accepted her.

Cautious because Gaby could be unpredictable at the most unexpected times, Luther unfastened and removed the sheathed knife from her person. Her lips firmed and her brows pinched, proof that even while in a stupor, she wouldn’t like losing her knife.

Keeping his gaze on her, he placed it on the hall table for safe keeping. “It’s okay. No one is here but us. The knife’s not going anywhere, I promise.”

The suffocating fear had such a strangle-hold on Gaby that she offered no further challenge or protest. Now, at this particular moment, she looked small and female and vulnerable when normally those terms could never be applied to her.

The chill room gave her a shiver, and Luther’s gaze again went to her exposed breasts. For only a few seconds, he covered each breast, cuddled her, gave her his warmth. Then he forced himself to keep his brain on task.

Yes, he planned to pay plenty of attention to those pert breasts, but not yet. First he wanted her more comfortable, and that meant removing the rest of her clothes – and his.


You also had two novellas that were released on Aug 4th in a new anthology Out of the Light and Into the Shadow with Erin McCarthy, one as Lori Foster the other as LL Foster. Can you tell us about them and how they are connected?

This anthology is to sort of introduce readers to L.L., because there’s been a lot of misconceptions. I don’t write vampires or shape shifters. Through my initials (L.L.) I write cerebral paranormal/urban fantasy stories. In OUT OF THE LIGHT, I start with a straight contemporary romance – HAVE MERCY – about Mercy Jardine, and then I carry over to her brother, Brax Jardine – TOTAL CONTROL – to feature him. Brax is the L.L. story because he and all the males in his family have a special ability to manipulate emotions. It makes it easy for them to destroy evil. For example, they could twist the emotions of a serial killer so that the killer would jump off a bridge, ending his own life.

But they can also use that ability in sexual situations, so it’s pretty fun – and uber hot.


I love pretty much all of the anthologies you have participated in including those that you have put together for charities. I was in a little bit of booklover heaven when Lori Foster and Lora Leigh were in the same anthology (Real Men Last All Night)... and even though Luring Lucy was a reprint, I loved it just as much the second time as I did when I first read it. I can’t even begin to tell you how many authors are now favorites because I picked up an anthology just to read your story (ie Erin McCarthy, Lucy Monroe, Jill Shalvis, Janelle Denison, Alison Kent & Shannon McKenna).

Anyways, enough about me and my serious case of book addiction due in large part to you. My actual purpose for this question was to ask you if there will be another benefit book along the lines of Power of Love, and Tails of Love, and if so what the focus of the stories will be, what authors will be participating? Inquiring minds want to know :)


Thank you for asking! Yes, in June 2010, GIFT OF LOVE will be available. The authors taking part are me, Ann Christopher, Heidi Betts, HelenKay Dimon, Jules Bennet, Paige Cuccaro, Lisa Cooke and Gia Dawn. The focus will be on overcoming obstacles, and the charity is THE CONDUCTIVE LEARNING CENTER, a special local school for children with spina bifida and cerebral palsy.

I hope to continue with the benefit books (where all the author proceeds go to a charity of my choice) for as long as readers want to read me!

What are some of your upcoming releases we can look forward to?

I always have so many books – new and reissues – that it’s tough to keep track. That’s why I have a downloadable, printable calendar on my site. This year, I have 13 book releases. Craziness, huh?

Coming up, other than the two you mentioned above, are:
October: Reissue of THE SECRET LIFE OF BRYAN
November: Reissue of OUTRAGEOUS and RILEY in a new duology titled, BODYGUARD
December: Reissue of DOUBLE THE PLEASURE and a new anthology, DOUBLE THE HEAT
February 2010: BACK IN BLACK, a new single title featuring Drew Black (for those who have been reading the SBC series.)


If you could ask readers a question, what would it be?

Hmmm... what type of promo stuff do they like best. I don’t do a lot of promo giveaways but I’m always curious as to whether or not they actually notice the name on the pen, the magnet, the file, etc... LOL


What is your favorite guilty pleasure that you would be hard pressed to give up for just about any reason?

Movies! I LUV going to the movies. I see about 2 movies a week. Getting out of the house, away from my computer and letting myself get lost in a visual plot is so relaxing. Horror movies and action movies are my faves, but I can get into a comedy or sci-fi too, and on rare occasions, a love story. But chic-flicks are my least favorite.

I also really like traveling in our RV. We bought the RV as Chihuahua transportation because my little doggies get car sick, but do fine in the RV. Then we realized how much we enjoyed being in the RV, and I actually get a ton of writing when I’m out and about, so... it works great!



Finally, just for fun…what is your favorite quote?

My favorite quote is one that Stella Cameron recently shared with me while she and I were talking about nice people.

The Dalai Lama said, “Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.”

I’ve had a very, very blessed life with a wonderful husband of 31 years, 3 healthy sons, and a beautiful healthy grandson. Never would I take that for granted. I’ve worked hard and sometimes struggled, and I’ve often done without, but I’ve always had food to eat, a roof over my head and the closeness of loved ones. Anyone being not so nice, or rude, might not have been as fortunate as me and it’s for sure she can’t be as happy as me or she wouldn’t be behaving in such a negative way.

So... to everyone out there, remember to fight nastiness with kindness and remember that if you’re being hateful to someone, things can always turn around so that you’re the next target. Karma is a bitch. LOL

Thanks Carrie! This was fun.


Visit Lori's website www.lorifoster.com to get all the latest news on her books, the myriad ways to contact her, excerpts, extras, sign up for her newsletter, there's also a link for a FREE audio download of Stranded, wallpapers, banners, screensavers, and contests....you name it, it's probably there. You can also find her at the Running With Quills blog.






Don’t you just love her! My sincere thanks to Lori for being my guest today. If you’ve never read any of Lori’s books…then what planet have you been living on? Seriously though, pick up anyone of her novels and I can almost guarantee that you won’t be disappointed, especially with the Servant series. I love them and hope you will too.

To celebrate the release of Servant: The Kindred Lori is giving away a bonanza of prizes to one very lucky winner. Here’s what you can win:



  • T-shirt
  • hat
  • mousepad
  • pen
  • magnet
  • signed copy of Out of the Light, Into the Shadow
  • signed copy of Servant: The Kindred

I told you, it’s a bonanza…I wish I could win! How do you enter to win? Simple, just answer the question that Lori posed to readers in the interview.

Ways to earn entries:

  • In order to be eligible you must answer Lori's question she posed to readers in the interview, and leave a meaningful comment
  • Become a follower of Seductive Musings, and/or mention that you are already a follower in your comment (good for 3 extra entries)
  • Blog about this contest on your blog and leave a link with your comment (good for 5 extra entries)
  • If you don't have a blog, don't worry you can earn extra entries by telling your friends. If they leave a comment on this post and mention that you sent them you can each earn extra entries (good for 2 entries for the referrer and the commenter for each friend)
  • Purchase any item from the Seductive Musings Amazon store by using this link, or the Amazon widget contained within this post and email a copy of your purchase receipt to me no later than the deadline to enter (email available in sidebar). Sorry purchases made prior to this date do not apply, and link contained in this post must be used. No faxes or snail mail copies are allowed. No purchases are necessary to win. (good for 20 entries, or 30 entries if a purchase is made from the featured author's available titles)

How to enter:

  • You must answer Lori's question and leave a meaningful comment in order to be eligible.
  • You can choose to earn extra entries as many different ways that you want, but please place all of your entries in ONE comment
  • Your comment MUST include your email address in order for you to be eligible

Rules and disclaimers:

  • This contest is open to residents of the U.S. only
  • The contest will end Saturday August 29th at 11:59 pm EST and the winner will be contacted via email
  • Winners will be selected using Random.org
  • All winners will have THREE days from the date they are contacted to provide your mailing address. If you do not respond within three days a replacement winner will be selected. NO EXCEPTIONS
  • The book(s) will be mailed directly from the publisher or author and no substitutions are allowed
  • Seductive Musings is not responsible for prizes that are not honored, distributed in a timely manner, lost, stolen, or damaged during transit
  • All giveaways are subject to change/cancellation without prior written notice

Good Luck!!!

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Teaser Tuesday: My Wicked Marquess by Gaelen Foley

"It signified nothing that the raw, male magnetism that emanated from him probably made compasses malfunction in his presence. God knew he made her needle swing wildly, as though he had swallowed true north-- as if all signs pointed straight to him as her final destination..."

p. 112 My Wicked Marquess by Gaelen Foley


Want to read more... buy My Wicked Marquess







*Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

  • Grab your current read. Open to a random page. Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

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Monday's Muse

Monday, August 24


Sorry, but the image containing the Monday's Muse has been removed from this blog so as not to violate any copyright issues.  Thanks for your understanding!

Last week several blogs joined forces to feature Western romances, and this week Lorelei James's new novel Shoulda Been a Cowboy is being released at Samhain Publishing, so this week's muse is in honor of all of those very sexy cowboys out there. I looooove me a cowboy, the boots, the jeans, the hat...a true American icon :)

Oh, and just a heads up on Tuesday 8/25 Lori Foster will be my guest to talk about her newest book in her Servant series written as LL Foster...and there's a great giveaway too!

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Winners

Sunday, August 23

Hope you all had a great weekend! I have lots of winners to announce for some great books.



Winners for Julia London's Summer of Two Wishes are:

1. Dixie

2. Esme





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Winners for Robyn DeHart's Seduce Me are:

1.Crystal GB

2.Brenda
3.Jane**
4.Kainani
5.Mary K from LA

**Jane already won a copy of Seduce Me, so the alternate winner is: Estella!

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Winners of Rita Herron's Dark Hunger are:

1.Pamk

2.Estella
3.budletsmom
4.BookJunkie II
5.Wanda

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Hidden Gems meme

Friday, August 21



There are so many good books that are released every month that it is inevitable that some will not receive as much attention, praise, or buzz for a variety of reasons. And recently there have been several authors with great books that are left by the wayside, and forgotten amidst the plethora of choices.

I hate to miss a great book, and I am a firm believer in supporting an author that I love, but what I love even more is finding a hidden romance gem. One that feels like I've unearthed a great discovery, my own Indiana Jones adventure involving words of love, one that I can't wait to tell someone, practically anyone that I run into, how great I think this book is. Do you feel passionate to share the love of a great romance? If you do, then I invite you to participate in the Hidden Gems of Romance meme. The very first Hidden Gems will be next week on Friday August 28, hope to see you there!






Hidden Gems meme is hosted by Seductive Musings on the last Friday of every month (barring any special events). Anyone passionate about romance novels can participate. Just do the following:

  • Share a hidden gem that you've read and feel has been overlooked, or deserves to be brought to the attention of romance readers (please don't include books currently on blog tours).
  • The book can be a new release, a current release, or an older novel. As long as it is in print, it is available for purchase, and is classified as a romance then it qualifies (historical romance, contemporary romance, paranormal romance, romantic suspense, erotic romance...).
  • Reveal your hidden gem on the last Friday of the month on your blog using the Hidden Gem icon and following the participation rules. Tell us why you feel so passionately about this novel, then link your gem back to the current Seductive Musings Hidden Gem post. You can include excerpt links, teasers, back cover blurbs, book trailers, interviews, giveaways...whatever you like.
  • The following Monday I will compile a list of the Hidden Gems posted and I'll have a poll where you can vote for your favorite hidden gems. At the end of the year I will compile the top hidden gem for each month and you can vote for the top 5 Hidden Gems of the year. Once the brightest gems are revealed I will invite the authors to guest at Seductive Musings to talk about their books, and upcoming releases.

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Guest Author & Giveaway: Julia London featuring Summer of Two Wishes

Tuesday, August 18

***This contest is now over. Thanks for entering!***
Today it is my complete honor to be featuring what I consider to be Julia London’s finest novel, not just of this year, but of all-time...Summer of Two Wishes. I have been a longtime fan of her writing, and knew this was going to be an auto read for me when I saw she had a new book coming out. Previously I had only read her historical romances, and had a feeling just from the front cover, without even reading the back cover, that this book was going to be different.

Summer of Two Wishes was a book that I immediately connected to. Read the first chapter excerpt and I think you will understand what I mean. It is a complex passionate love triangle involving Finn, the soldier who has been held secretly captive by the Taliban for three years and has been declared dead by the US Military. Macy his beloved wife who deeply mourned him every day until she decided that she had to start living again, and Wyatt the man who saved Macy from her grief and offered her a renewed life and a promise of love.

I made the mistake of starting this book before going to be one night. I usually read before going to bed, so this was nothing new. However I became so captivated by the characters of Cedar Springs, engrossed by Macy’s dilemma in having to choose between the two men that she loves dearly and the obstacles that each of them must overcome until the conclusion of the novel that I stayed up until the wee hours of the morning to finish this book in one sitting. I could not put it down. I hated that it had to finish; that I had reached the end. It was a touching, smoldering, heart wrenching love story where tough decisions had to be made and one heart inevitably had to be broken.

I absolutely loved Summer of Two Wishes and can’t recommend it highly enough. This was a 5 star read, and can’t wait to read the next book set in Cedar Springs! It is a great summer read, and would even be perfect for a reading group. Keep reading to learn more about this lovely story in an interview with Julia London and for a chance to win one of two copies being given away.






Whose wife was she?

Macy Lockhart's life shattered in a moment with the news that her husband, Finn--serving in the military overseas--has been killed in the line of duty. Their ardent and devoted marriage is over, leaving Macy alone and directionless. But while she tries to sustain herself with memories of Finn, the quiet, strong man who made her and their small Texas ranch the center of his life, it is wealthy Wyatt Clark who slowly brings joy back into her life. Her love for Wyatt may be less romantic than the breathless passion she'd once shared with Finn, but she vows to cherish him, and their marriage is happy and solid as a rock. Until the day that Finn, miraculously spared from death, returns home to claim his bride...

How can a woman choose between the two men she loves? And how will she make the right choice--for herself and everyone involved?


Read an excerpt


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Welcome to Seductive Musings Julia! Please tell us a little bit about yourself.

Thank you so much for having me! I really appreciate the opportunity. As for myself, alas, there is nothing too terribly exciting. I have published twenty-five novels, which honestly surprises the hell out of me, and have lots more in the works. I live in Austin with my husband. I am dog lover, brownies are my favorite food group, and I took up running a year and a half ago. I worked as a public administrator in the White House and in Austin before I finally realized I simply could not do that the rest of my life. So I started writing. I wrote a romance novel, because that’s what I was reading at the time, and I seemed to have a knack for it. Voila, here I am, ten years later. I love to laugh, I love to travel, and I love for someone else to clean my house.

For you, what makes a romance novel a great love story, and who are some of your favorite authors to read? What's on your keeper shelf?

Oh, good question. Let me say first that personally, I like to read about strong characters in interesting situations, peppered with humor and lots of emotional heft. The characters don’t have to be perfect for me—I like to read about their redemption. I think that a great love story involves all of that: Humor, emotion, two people who have compelling reasons to love one another and fight to be together. But for it to be a really great love story, there has to be a great conflict, something that seems insurmountable that the lovers must overcome to achieve their Happy Every After. I have so many books on my keeper shelf. Some of my favorite romance books are Whitney, My Love by Judith McNaught, Summer by the Sea but Susan Wiggs, All Through the Night by Connie Brockway, Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen and Here Be Dragons by Sharon Kay Penman.

Tell us a little bit about Summer of Two Wishes, your newest contemporary romance.

There is definitely a couple of insurmountable obstacles! This is the story of a woman who loses the love of her life to the war in Afghanistan. She grieves for a long time but finally comes to the realization that life is worth living again. She meets another man who helps lift her out of her despair and falls in love with him. About three years after she last saw her first husband, she is settling into life as a newlywed again and gets word that there has been a mistake—her first husband isn’t dead at all; he’s been held captive by the Taliban, escaped, and now he is coming home. Of course that is happy news, but then the inevitable question rises up: Whose wife is she? She loves two men, and two men love her, but she must choose, and someone is going to be hurt.

The book trailer for Summer of Two Wishes is incredibly moving. It really sets up Macy’s emotional dilemma in choosing between her two men, and made me so eager to read this book. The premise of your story, a love triangle involving a war hero, could unfortunately be ripped from today’s headlines. What was your inspiration, or muse for Summer of Two Wishes?

It started with my nephew, who joined the Marines a few years ago because he thought it was the right thing to do after the events of 9/11. I’ve really admired him for that. He served two tours in Iraq, but is out now and on to his new life in construction. When you have a loved one over there, the thought of losing them is never very far from your mind. In addition, annually our local paper runs an issue of all the men and women from Central Texas who have lost their lives in the war. You cannot look at those pictures and not imagine the grieving families who would give anything to see them come home. It’s heartbreaking. I began to think, what if one of them did come home? What would he or she come back to? How would life have changed? My imagination went from there.

You are most know for your historical romances, for someone who has not read your contemporary romances yet, what would you say to convince them to give it a try?

I think that the voice that draws some readers to my work is voice they will find in my contemporary fiction, as well as the elements they have come to expect from me. There is humor, there is emotion. There are fully-realized characters. I also hope the subject matter will entice readers. It’s hard to know what attracts readers to certain books, but I know that I’ve always written the kind of books I like to read. The historicals I write have emotional angst in them, but they are flights of fancy. This book is a little different because like you say, it could be ripped from today’s headlines. I hope the reader believes they may rely on me to tell the story in a way they can relate to. Other than that, it’s anyone’s personal preference, but I sincerely hope they will give it a try.

What other books can readers look forward to in the near future?

I have a lot of things in the works! In October 2009, the last book of my historical Scandalous Series, A Courtesan’s Scandal (following Book of Scandal, Highland Scandal) will be released. In 2010, One Season of Sunshine, another book set in Cedar Springs, Texas will be out, as well as the start of a new historical quartet, The Secrets of Hadley Green. That series is set in 1807, in the village of Hadley Green south of London. An old crime wreaks havoc in the lives of several people as they try to determine what truly happened all those years ago. In the course of discovering the truth, several secrets are revealed and unlikely pairings occur because of it. I have just started writing the series and I love it.

If you could ask readers a question, what would it be?

What draws them to any given book? It’s sort of a pop quiz—quick, tell me the first thing that comes to mind. It’s very interesting to me to know what other readers see when they look at all those books in a bookstore or online.

Where can readers connect with you?

Everywhere! I’m online everywhere, because how else can I procrastinate properly when I am chained to a computer all day? Here are the places they can find me and say hi at Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, Goodreads, The Whine Sisters, and The Goddess Blogs

Finally, just for fun, what is your favorite quote?

This quote is taped to my filing cabinet:

“There are three rules for writing the novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are.” W. Somerset Maugham.


Julia London Revealed:

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Live Outside the Box!

Q. What’s your greatest fear?

A. Losing the ability to write, either physically or mentally

Q. What trait is most noticeable about you?

A. I talk with my hands

Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?

A. No hesitation - chocolate

Q. What do you regret most?

A. No regrets!















As I previously said this book would be a great read for the end of the summer, with a group of your friends, or with a book group. Get together after reading the book and enjoy the Book Club treats on Julia's website where she has recipes (which look mouthwatering), music that inspired the book and would be great companions to your get together (really gets you into the Texas state of mind), and links to charitable organizations you may wish to contribute either time or money to after reading Summer of Two Wishes.

I mentioned being charitable didn't I...courtesy of Pocket books I have two copies of Summer of Two Wishes to giveaway! Trust me, you really want this one so take advantage of the many different ways to earn extra entries, but to be eligible make sure you answer Julia's question to readers in addition to leaving a meaningful comment.

"What draws them to any given book? It’s sort of a pop quiz—quick, tell me the first thing that comes to mind."

Ways to earn entries:

  • In order to be eligible you must answer Julia's question she posed to readers in the interview, and leave a meaningful comment
  • Become a follower of Seductive Musings, and/or mention that you are already a follower in your comment (good for 3 extra entries)
  • Blog about this contest on your blog and leave a link with your comment (good for 5 extra entries)
  • If you don't have a blog, don't worry you can earn extra entries by telling your friends. If they leave a comment on this post and mention that you sent them you can each earn extra entries (good for 2 entries for the referrer and the commenter for each friend)
  • Purchase any item from the Seductive Musings Amazon store by using this link, or the Amazon widget contained within this post and email a copy of your purchase receipt to me no later than the deadline to enter (email available in sidebar). Sorry purchases made prior to this date do not apply, and link contained in this post must be used. No faxes or snail mail copies are allowed. No purchases are necessary to win. (good for 20 entries, or 30 entries if a purchase is made from the featured author's available titles)

How to enter:

  • You must answer Julia's question and leave a meaningful comment in order to be eligible.
  • You can choose to earn extra entries as many different ways that you want, but please place all of your entries in ONE comment
  • Your comment MUST include your email address in order for you to be eligible

Rules and disclaimers:

  • This contest is open to residents of the U.S. only, and NO PO Boxes are allowed
  • The contest will end Saturday August 22nd at 11:59 pm EST and winners will be contacted via email
  • Winners will be selected using Random.org
  • All winners will have THREE days from the date they are contacted to provide your mailing address. If you do not respond within three days a replacement winner will be selected. NO EXCEPTIONS
  • The book(s) will be mailed directly from the publisher or author and no substitutions are allowed
  • Seductive Musings is not responsible for prizes that are not honored, distributed in a timely manner, lost, stolen, or damaged during transit
  • All giveaways are subject to change/cancellation without prior written notice

Good Luck!!!

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I've wanted a Kindle for what seems like forever, but haven't been able to afford it (and that's saying something since I can justify the cost of just about ANYTHING that I really want). I've tried winning one in one of the many giveaways that have taken place over the couple of years, but with no luck :( So I've decided to take matters in hand so to speak :) I've now decided that I am going to accumulate enough Swagbucks from my Swabucks searches to buy one...so in essence my new Kindle will be FREE...funded entirely by my internet searches done on Swagbucks. I'll keep you informed of the Great Kindle Quest below (in case you're interested....if not feel free to just skip over this part, but really who wouldn't be interested in a FREE Kindle?)
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