Guest Author & Giveaway: Carla Swafford featuring Circle of Danger

Thursday, June 7

I'm a big fan of series books...though I've recently come to the conclusion that I love series, only until about the sixth book.  And I really like a series when several of the books are already out, but I've just discovered them, that way I can totally binge on them all at the same time and not have to wait months to get my next fix, LOL.

My guest today, Carla Swafford is here to share a bit about what she loves about writing a series of books, and her mysterious "Seductive Stranger"....hmmm intriguing, no?  Enjoy!


Connections: The Seductive Stranger

I love stories that are connected one to the other. One secondary character becomes the main character in the next book. A place is mentioned in one book and becomes the primary location in another. And I especially love it when something or someone turns up unexpected.

You know, you’re reading a series and you’re in the third book. A light goes off in your head. Hot diggy! There was a slight mention of a guy in the same block of cells the heroine was being held by the bad guy in the first book and later the guy is dragged out.

Then in the next book there’s mention of a famous bounty hunter and how he’s dangerous. A stranger shows up and unexpectedly helps out and then disappears. By the third book, he has a bigger part in the plot, though you don’t know it’s the bounty hunter until the end of the story.

You look forward to the next book hoping that maybe this one will be his and then you can find out more about this love-at-first-sight worthy mystery man.

If that’s your kind of thing, then be on the lookout for that mystery man in The Circle series. Yep. I love stuff like that.

So let’s find out a little about that seductive stranger.

In a follow-up to Carla Swafford's sexy Circle of Desire, the agents of The Circle—a top-secret group of assassins—are back and on the hunt for a dangerous drug lord capable of bringing women to the brink of pleasure . . . and devastation.

Marie Beltane, a lowly data entry specialist for The Circle, resents being treated like a little girl and wants to help by proving she's worthy of being a full-fledged operative. Disobeying Arthur Ryker's orders to stay out of the way, she accepts a simple fact-finding assignment—only to have everything go horribly wrong. Now she's been injected with the drug responsible for the deaths of four local women, a drug that puts her sex drive into overdrive.

Ryker wants nothing more than to keep Marie safe from the world. He's already killed to protect her from one madman, and he may have to do it again. While on a search for an antidote to her mysterious drug, he falls into a trap and must fight a new evil. Now he must become the monster he's always feared to save the woman he's always loved.

Read an excerpt from Ch 1

 AND....for your reading enjoyment Carla 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 Carla for being my guest today and congrats on the release of Circle of Danger this week!  I was intrigued about this book when I read the description.  I love a good Romantic Suspense :)

If you'd like to learn more about Romantic Suspense author Carla Swafford and the books she writes, you can find her at, at her blog, Romance Magicians and on Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads, and let's not forget Pinterest!

To celebrate the release of Circle of Danger, the second book in her Circle series, Carla 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: Describe your type of seductive stranger? Does he have black hair, blue eyes? Or blond with green eyes? Scars, chest hair, runner legs and a big nose. You’ll be surprised what people think is sexy. (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 7th 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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DANIELA June 7, 2012 at 1:08 AM  

My seductive stranger would be a tall man with brown hair and blue or green eyes... eyes that can tell you anything and of course a wicked smile.


dany7578 at hotmail dot com

Carla Swafford June 7, 2012 at 6:47 AM  

I do love those wicked smiles. So many of them are crooked and can make a woman giggle like a school girl. LOL! Thanks, Daniela.

lorimeehan June 7, 2012 at 7:15 AM  

My seductive stranger: tall, dark blue eyes, very large build, no chest hair and a knee buckling smile. A smart wit and mind.

Gfc: lorimeehan

Carla Swafford June 7, 2012 at 9:16 AM  

Us women. We do love smiles (and brains - must have common sense for sure). :-) Thanks, Lori.

Tamsyn June 7, 2012 at 9:59 AM  

Mine would be tall, dark and a hunk! With longer than usual black hair, dark piercing brown eyes, large but gentle hands and kissable lips!:o)

GFC follower/international

Alicia0605 June 7, 2012 at 10:05 AM  

Tall because I am tall and I need a man to be taller than me. He would have dark hair, brown eyes and facial hair. I love the manly look!!
GFC Alicia0605

Carla Swafford June 7, 2012 at 10:37 AM  

Hey there, Tamsyn. Yeeeah. Sounds like my kind of fellow. When a fellow has great lips, you can't but help imagining kiss them. Thanks!

Carla Swafford June 7, 2012 at 10:39 AM  

Oh, yeah, that 5 o'clock shadow is so sexy especially when he's looking at you while lounging back on a bed. Thanks, Alicia!

Eli Yanti June 7, 2012 at 11:19 AM  

My seductive stranger : his eyes, dark skin and devilish grin :)

gfc follower

Carla Swafford June 7, 2012 at 11:44 AM  

There's that grin/smile again. Thanks, Eli!

chey June 7, 2012 at 7:54 PM  

My seductive stranger would be tall, have dark hair and a great sense of humour.

Carla Swafford June 7, 2012 at 10:20 PM  

I love a man who can laugh at himself. Thanks, chey!

Carla Swafford June 7, 2012 at 11:59 PM  

Thank you so much, Seductive Musing, for having me here. I enjoyed 'talking' with everyone!

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