Guest Author & Giveaway: Alice Gaines featuring Heat Rises

Wednesday, June 13

One of the interview questions I like to ask authors when they visit, is what their favorite scene is in the book the are sharing with us that day.  Mainly for this reason, if their favorite scene doesn't really do it for me....then more than likely that is not the book for me!  I'm sure that isn't always necessarily case, and I might have missed out on some great reads because of that question, but I do use it as sort of a barometer of our compatibility between the author, myself, and the book.

Erotic Romance author Alice Gaines is my guest today, and she is sharing with us her favorite scene for her heroine, Laura, in her new novella, Heat Rises.  Take a guess, are we compatible or not?  Read on and find out  ;)  Enjoy!


My favorite scene for my heroine, Laura Barber, comes on the morning after she and the hero, Ethan Gould, make love for the first time.  Laura is a shy and reserved woman who’s not overly comfortable discussing sex with people and especially with Ethan.  Six years earlier, she’d had a bit too much to drink at a party and made a move on Ethan.  Because he’s a gentleman, he declined to take advantage of her inebriated state, even though he always wanted her as much as she wanted him.  She saw his refusal as rejection and felt humiliated.  So, discussing her desires with him is especially difficult for her, even though they’ve now done the deed.

The scene starts with Ethan feeling cocky and sure of himself, which is his usual state.  He dares Laura to talk dirty with him.  As their conversation progresses, Laura relaxes and comes to enjoy herself.  For the first time in the story, the power shifts, and eventually she’s able to make sexual demands of her own -- demands Ethan enjoys thoroughly.

Only now, he has a problem.  Where did she learn how to do all those delicious things to a man’s body?  She must have practiced on other men, and that doesn’t sit well with Ethan at all.  Of course, his confusion and jealousy increase her power -- and her amusement at his befuddlement -- even more.

As the story progresses, Laura finds the nerve to ask for her deepest, darkest sexual secret, but the journey to that strength starts over pancakes on the day after they first make love.

Snowbound in a cabin . . . able to live out all her fantasies . . . Laura Barber has dreamt of doing unspeakably delicious things with Ethan Gould for years. Now, stuck in a mountain cabin, she just might get her shot. Ethan offers her the chance to live out each and every one of those desires. They may be rivals in the business world, but in the bedroom they're a perfect match. Knowing they have only a few days, Laura shakes off all her inhibitions. Every secret need, every lust-filled thought . . . it's all fair game.

 AND....for your reading enjoyment Alice has provided a special excerpt from her favorite scene just for Musings readers in the flipbook below...

or read it in a Google document here.

Thank you Alice for being my guest today!  I love the idea behind the Cabin Fever series, so much so that I already bought Heat Rises.  What made me actually plop down the big bucks and buy it?  It was the excerpt that Alice sent to go along with this post.  I loved loved loved that scene and as soon as I was done reading it I went directly to Amazon and bought the book, LOL.  I love that they were talking about dirty talk!  I thought it was hilarious, LOL.  I can see why it is Carla's favorite scene for her heroine.  But it also makes me wonder what her favorite scene is for her hero, Ethan.  I haven't read the book yet, but it's going at the top of the pile and will be my reward read very very soon! (hopefully)

If you would like to learn more about Alice Gaines and the diversity in her romances you can find her at her blog, on Facebook and on Twitter.  If you liked the excerpt and want more from the Cabin Fever series, you should check out the free short story, Brief Encounters.  It's free on Amazon, and at Barnes and Noble and may be free elsewhere as well.  For how long?  Who knows, but probably for a "brief" and limited time :)  I was all over this one when I found out about it!!  Interestingly, Heat Rises, is available now as a digital book, but won't be out in paperback until July 7th.  Not sure why that is!

To celebrate the release of the first book in the Cabin Fever series, Heat Rises, Alice would like to giveaway a digital copy of the book to one lucky Musings follower.  Here's how you can enter to win...

Ways to earn entries:
  • Mandatory: Answer this question: What is your favorite scene from a romance you've recently read, and tell me why it's your favorite. (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.
  • You can also earn extra entries by sharing the flipbook excerpt on Facebook, Twitter, your website or blog or other social media sites. You can earn 5 entries for each place that you share it and leave a link in the comments.
  • 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 & International readers
  • You must be at least 18 years or older, or of legal age in your country
  • The contest will end on June 14th at 11:59 pm EST and winner will be posted after they have been selected
  • Winner(s) will be selected using, and/or by the author
  • 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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lorimeehan June 13, 2012 at 8:26 AM  

This book sound great can't wait to read it. I just finished Midnight's Master by Donna Grant. I've read the entire series and have loved all of them. This is Logan's book my favorite seen is when he finally tells all the others the secret he's carried for hundreds if years. I know it has nothing to do with the romance part of the book though he did tell Gwynne first. It was a critical part in Logan's life. Besides that this book had great sex scenes. She really up the heat level in this spin off series. GFC- Lori Meehan

Kathleen O June 13, 2012 at 9:37 AM  

Great interview and as Alice is a new to me author, I am for sure going to be filling my shelves up with her books..
I think one of my fav scenes is in the book I am currently reading. The hero and heroine are on the from baby smugglers and they are in a house for the first time and he offeres to wash her hair. How how sexy and romantic is that... I would so love a man to wash my hair and then make love to me.. WOW so hot.

Bethie June 13, 2012 at 10:03 AM  

My fav scene as of late is in The Blue Bistro when Thatcher takes her to dinner and they have a different course at each restaurant.

I follow on GFC

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erin June 13, 2012 at 11:02 AM  

Please don't enter me, as I just read this novella last night! Blew my socks right off :) Love, love, love that breakfast scene!

Alice Gaines June 13, 2012 at 11:22 AM  

Thank you so much, Erin. I'm glad you enjoyed the story.

Also thanks to Bethie, Kathleen, and Lori.

And look at all my book covers. Thanks for doing that! It's like my life flashing before my eyes, lol

samantha35 June 13, 2012 at 1:02 PM  

great giveaway
follow via gfc

Tamsyn June 14, 2012 at 9:58 AM  

Sounds like an absolutely sexy book, one that I would love to read! Thanks for the interview and the peak into the story. Love the cover! One of my favourite scene is from an old book I reread, The Bride by Julie Garwood, where the hero made love to his wife for the first time. Great scene.

Tamsyn/GFC follower

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