Giveaway: Forever Texas!

Wednesday, September 21


Texas has been in the news a lot recently, mostly due to the fires reeking massive destruction and devastation throughout the state.  So, it's kind of nice to have something else to associate with the Texas...where everything's bigger & better....which is hopefully true for two new love stories set in Texas, Don't Mess with Texas and Heartstrings and Diamond Rings.


15 Things you’ll learn from Don’t Mess With Texas that might surprise you

  1. Never, ever feed a dog broccoli.
  2. You might be surprised how the weight of a dead body in the trunk of your car can go unnoticed.
  3. Don’t ever joke about killing your ex . . . in front of witnesses.
  4. In the right situation, vomiting on someone can endear them to you.
  5. When a good-looking detective steals your underwear, he may not be a pervert; he could just be looking for blood splatter evidence.
  6. Some men think hospital gowns are sexy, especially when a breeze comes by and a detective already stole your underwear.
  7. When your grandmother is getting more action than you are, something’s not right with that picture.
  8. Bed bugs are nasty little creatures but they can come in handy when trying to get someone to fall back in love with you.
  9. In the right set of circumstances, morphine can be an aphrodisiac.  
  10. The consumption of five cupcakes when your heart is hurting is not always a bad thing.
  11. The way a couple shares an ice cream cone tell the viewing public if they’re sharing bodily fluids.
  12. Nothing can bring all the unresolved issues to the surface in a romance more than finding a naked woman in your boyfriend’s bedroom.
  13. The journey to fall in love isn’t all sweetness and light; it can also have its darker moments where you hurt like hell but it’s still a journey that makes life worth living.
  14. Love can make you laugh so hard you pee in your pants, but it can also make you feel like as though a pit bull just used your heart as a chew toy.
  15. Things really are hotter in Texas.

Nikki Hunt thought her night couldn't get worse when her no-good, cheating ex ditched her at dinner, sticking her with the bill. Then she found his body stuffed in the trunk of her car and lost her two-hundred-dollar meal all over his three-thousand-dollar suit. Now not only is Nikki nearly broke, she's a murder suspect.

Former cop turned PI, Dallas O'Connor knows what it's like to be unjustly accused. But one look at the sexy-though skittish-suspect tells him she couldn't hurt anyone. The lead detective, Dallas's own brother, has the wrong woman and Dallas hopes a little late-night "undercover" work will help him prove it . . .


HE'S THE MAN OF HER DREAMS

In a world full of frogs, Alison Carter is determined to find her prince. Maybe her dating past is more Titanic than Love Boat, but she's seen enough happy marriages to know that true love is possible. No matter what, she won't give up on happily-ever-after. If she can't find Mr. Right, she'll simply hire someone who can.

SHE JUST DOESN'T KNOW IT YET

When Brandon Scott inherits a successful matchmaking business, he thinks his prayers have been answered. Set up a few lonely ladies, collect the fee, how hard can it be? No one needs to know he's not really a professional matchmaker-especially not his first client, the beautiful, spirited Alison. Soon he's falling for her-and her dreams of kids and carpools. But Alison is getting close to figuring out his secret, and if she learns he's deceived her too, she'll walk right out the door, taking Brandon's heart with her.



To celebrate the release of both Don't Mess with Texas, and Heartstrings and Diamond Rings, the publisher, Forever Romance, would like to giveaway one copy of each of these books to THREE lucky Musings followers.  Here's how you can enter to win:

Ways to earn entries:
  • Mandatory:  Answer this:  Have you been to Texas?  If so what are some of your favorite things, places or events? Sadly I've never been :(  If you haven't been there either is there something that is tops on your list of things to do or see?  (good for 1 entry)
  • Mandatory: You MUST be a Google Friend Connect (GFC) follower in order to be eligible to win (unfortunately an email subscriber, or subscription in Google reader, and a follower are not the same thing so make sure you are signed up as a follower if you'd like to win this book)
  • If you have a blog, or even if you don't, you can earn extra entries by telling your friends. If they successfully enter to win and mention that you sent them you can each earn extra entries. You can blog about it with a link to this post, post it on Facebook, Twitter, email...or even word of mouth (good for 5 entries for the referrer and the commenter for each friend) . Please note that to earn the points they must mention your GFC name so that I can match you.
  • 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 25 entries, or 50 entries if a purchase is made from the featured author's available titles)
How to enter:
  • You can choose to enter as many different ways that you want, but please place all of your entries in ONE comment 
Rules and disclaimers:
  • This contest is open to US & Canada addresses only.  No PO Boxes.
  • You must be at least 18 years or older, or of legal age in your country
  • The contest will end on September 29th at 11:59 pm EST and winner will be posted after they have been selected
  • Winner(s) will be selected using Random.org
  • The winner(s) will have THREE days from the date they are posted to provide a mailing address. If you do not contact me 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
  • Winners will be subject to one copy per household, which means that if you win the same title in two or more contests, that you will only receive one copy of the title in the mail
  • 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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32 Comments:

Jane September 21, 2011 at 1:19 AM  

I have never been to Texas. I have heard great things about Austin and would love to visit that city.

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Jessica ( frellathon ) September 21, 2011 at 2:37 AM  

Well I live in Dallas so yes for sure lol Favorite things, the people for sure. Texans are awesome :)

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Tore September 21, 2011 at 7:38 AM  

I have never been to Texas but I would like to go one day. I heard it is beautiful. Please enter me in contest. Tore923@aol.com

Christie Craig September 21, 2011 at 8:27 AM  

Hi,

I just wanted to pop and wave and everyone. Thanks so much for hosting the giveaway.

Texas is great place to visit. I hope you folks get a chance to visit.

CC

Anne September 21, 2011 at 9:04 AM  

I've been to Houston, Dallas and Galveston. I liked the museums I went to and Galveston is very relaxing (or was, haven't been back post hurricane)and a great port to leave on a cruise from.

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Jane Graves September 21, 2011 at 9:33 AM  

Hey, y'all! Just wanted to drop by and say hi. Thanks for hosting us!

Jessica...you live in Dallas? I live one suburb north in Richardson. We've lived in Texas for 20 years now. I wasn't born here, but I got here as fast as I could. Don't tell anyone, but I was born in Oklahoma and went to college at OU. (Texans pretty much believe if you live anywhere north of the Red River, you might as well be a Yankee. And that OU-Texas game is about as wicked a rivalry as it gets!)

Anne...yes to cruising! We've been on several out of Galveston. It's an easy drive from Dallas. I'm constantly on vacationstogo.com looking for the next one.

Carol L. September 21, 2011 at 10:03 AM  

I love this tour. I cannot wait to read about these two couples. On my TRL already. I got to go for a weekend several years ago when my son was stationed there and his wife had just given birth to my granddaughter. But when I got there , no lie it was over a hundred degrees. We didn't leave the apt for the two days I was there because the heat was too intense for the baby who was only 2 weeks old. But I will make it back because my most memorable experience was how amazingly friendly Texans are.Thank you for the chance to win these books. Good luck everyone.
Carol L
Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

Kathleen O September 21, 2011 at 10:49 AM  

I love anything about Texas, I have been to Texas's gulf coast. I loved the difference between the beaches and the cowboys..Interesting mixture I saw. I just purchased Don't Mess with Texas, but hey I can always use another one..
Would love to win these books.

superauntkx9_atlive(dot)ca

Jane Graves September 21, 2011 at 11:41 AM  

Carol L...yep, the Texas heat can be brutal. We set the record this year for the most days over 100 degrees in a single season. I can take it if it's in the high 90s just fine. But when it gets up into the low 100s--well, that's what air conditioning is for!

Christie Craig September 21, 2011 at 12:16 PM  

Carol,

The heat is a killer. I walk with a friend and we started out walking at 10 AM, now we walk at 7 AM. Of course, when I call another friend who is in NY, and I'm still running my air conditioner and she's shoveling her car out of the snow, I'm not sure the heat is the worse thing. LOL.

Thanks Kathleen for picking up my book. I hope you enjoy the love and laughter.

librarypat September 21, 2011 at 1:57 PM  

We went to Texas last year for an AF reunion and had a nice visit. We saw much in the Dalla/Ft. Worth area and then in the Austin/San Antonio area. We still have much to see there and would like to get to the Big Bend National Park area. There is so much to see, we look forward to several more trips there.

I am a GFC Follower as librarypat.

I tweeted this giveaway.
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Thanks for hosting the blog tour and giveaway.

erin September 21, 2011 at 3:28 PM  
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erin September 21, 2011 at 3:33 PM  

I have great memories of Texas! 2 of my aunts live down there, Dallas and Houston, and we would drive down from Nebraska to visit almost every summer when we were kids. The drive was brutal but still fun. I remember thinking it was funny that everyone had that infamous Texan drawl and that it was soooo humid! That and my mom was paranoid about rattlesnakes. We used to go to Galveston beach, the Alamo... good times :)

Thanks for the great post and giveaway!

GFC ~ erin
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Pam S (pams00),  September 21, 2011 at 3:37 PM  

Both of these sound like great reads. Loved the 15 things list lol. I've never been to Texas, but it is on my list of places to want to visit. The cowboys of course are on the reasons list ;). I've seen great photos though - the scenery looks amazing (landscape that is). I have friends who live out there as well I'd love to visit.

gfc - pams00
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Estella September 21, 2011 at 3:57 PM  

Have been to Texas. I enjoyed the Astrodome, AstroWorld and the San Jacinto memorial the first visit.

Enjoyed the Oil Museum in Kilgore the second time.

Estella September 21, 2011 at 3:59 PM  

Forgot email.

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Christie Craig September 21, 2011 at 4:54 PM  

Thanks Library Pat for posting this. Texas is a great place to live. It's too hot, but I've never had to dig my car out of the snow. It's big, but with such friendly people it has a small-town feel. We have a lot of great places to visit. I live around Houston, but I love the Hill Country and San Antonio, and Galveston. We spend a lot of weekends away from Houston.

Have a great day guys!

JenM September 21, 2011 at 5:49 PM  

I lived in El Paso for a year and enjoyed the friendly atmosphere and the great Mexican food. However, people in El Paso sometimes don't really consider themselves to be Texans. There's always some joking (or maybe not so joking) talk about seceding from Texas and joining New Mexico LOL.

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Barbara E. September 21, 2011 at 7:15 PM  

Both books sound fantastic and I'm looking forward to reading them.

I haven't been to Texas as much as driven through it on my way from California to Florida. I did stop in San Antonio to visit SeaWorld, which was a lot of fun. But I was moving, so I didn't have a lot of time to enjoy all the great things Texas has to offer.

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chey September 21, 2011 at 8:00 PM  

I have been to Texas. I was living in a small town in OK and I used to go to the closest mall which was in TX.
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scottsgal September 21, 2011 at 8:01 PM  

follow on gfc

I graduated from the University of Texas at Austin - Hook Em Horns!! LOVE Austin, my fave city in the US and would have stayed there if the oil market hadn't crashed when I graduated so no jobs to be found. Spent a ton of time in San Antonio, went to Corpus Christi, Dallas, Houston, Galveston - absolutely LOVE Texas

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Carly Waid September 21, 2011 at 8:26 PM  

I have never been to Texas, but I would love to go to San Antonio. I hear that all of the great tourist sites are there.
Thanks for the opportunity!
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Ivy September 21, 2011 at 8:30 PM  

I've driven through a part of Texas. My brother lived there awhile & so did a cousin. Hubby has quite a few cousins there too. I know quite a few people in Texas so I'd love to go see/meet them. I'd like to see The Alamo & go to Annie's crochet place. Can't recall where it is exactly but I know it's Texas!

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Leni September 21, 2011 at 11:33 PM  

I've never been to Texas. If I go I'd like to eat, listen to some good music, visit some interesting places, and have fun with some great people.

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Martha Lawson September 22, 2011 at 12:40 AM  

Never been! Would love to go there, someday!!

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Na September 22, 2011 at 2:24 AM  

I have never been to Texas but am hoping to visit one day! Some of my favourite stories, cowboys and otherwise are set there. I really like Lisa Kleypas's Travises series and a whole bunch more there. These two books look sassy and fun.

I am a GFC follower.
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CrystalGB September 22, 2011 at 8:55 AM  

I have never been to Texas. I have always wanted to go there. Thanks for the giveaway. These books sound good.
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Maureen September 23, 2011 at 3:51 PM  

I have never been to Texas but would like to see a real ranch which I have never seen. I follow on GFC
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Danielle West September 23, 2011 at 10:21 PM  

I have never been to TX, but I adore reading about people that live there :) Thanks for the giveaway!
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Meredith September 23, 2011 at 11:21 PM  

I've never been to Texas, but have heard that things are much bigger there! hahaha!

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winnie September 25, 2011 at 8:02 PM  

I've never been to Texas and don't know what I'd want to do if I do get to visit, I'll decide when that happens. So for now, I guess I'll live vicariously through books set in Texas!

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Sheree September 26, 2011 at 3:18 PM  

Years and years ago, I interviewed for a job in Houston. It was quite the culture shock. The people were really friendly, but I was a bit discombobulated to have everyone direct me to the Galleria when I asked for someplace to visit (thinking of museums or something similar). It was an eye-opening visit (obviously, I didn't get the job).

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