It’s time for the Hot Summer Romance Giveaway Hop sponsored by the Insatiable Reads Book Tour. There are two grand prizes for this hop — a Kindle Fire and a $50 Amazon.com gift certificate! There are 180 authors participating so you have 180 chances to win something! I’m offering reader’s choice of any of my 6 novels. Find the other participants here.
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You’ll LOVE Reading Rose!
To introduce my work, I’d like to share snippets from each of my novels. All four tales told in six books are uniquely different. You’ll find the book trailers to explain the stories in the tabs above. All of my links can be found in the tabs too. I invite you to stop by my blogs to see what else I’m up to. I have several — there’s ALWAYS something going on!
The Witchy Wolf and the Wendigo (Book 1 Ashkerwhetasu)
Setting the Stage: Ash, an immortal Native American shaman, has recently entered the modern world. Here, quite unexpectedly, he ends up kissing Livie in the restaurant parking lot after a dinner date. Never exposed to beer before, Ash is a little tipsy.
His lovely dark eyes sought hers and the passionate yearning reflected there made her feel dizzy with want. He spoke in his language again and she shook her head, not understanding. He smiled, picked up her hand and kissed her palm. Closing her fingers around the kiss as though it were a tangible thing, he told her, “You make me burn for you Livie, but this is not the place to love you as you deserve.”
Not knowing how to respond, she took a breath and let it out slowly. If not for the fact she barely knew him, she’d ask him to come home and finish what he’d started, inebriated or not.
The Witchy Wolf and the Wendigo (Book 2 Eluwilussit)
Setting the Stage: Cora asks Ash to show John’s family what he looked like when Livi hit him with her car. The Redleaf’s are stunned to see this venerated shaman of lore shape-shift.
A small brown snake slithered to the top of the pile of clothes. Winston took a step backward in a dog’s natural wariness of snakes. Suddenly the snake became a fat field mouse, then the mouse shifted into a small rabbit. Ears reducing, the rabbit became a skunk then quick as a wink it became a coyote. The coyote’s snout and legs lengthened and the wolf with the unusual markings took its place. He sat and gave them a very wolfish grin.
Setting the Stage: Nicolas and Ellie invite Luca to discuss Leonardo da Vinci, and realize they have more than one interest in common.
I believe we were all aware of a sexual tension growing in the intellectual-rich loam. There were little things at play now: the way Ellie moistened her lips and looked at us with eyes that lingered from one to the other. The way Luca’s irises had darkened from snow shadow to
moon shadow as he looked upon her. The way I’d catch myself with a reminder to breathe as my eye was drawn to these small distinctions. Like da Vinci’s sfumato, our mutual attraction hung in the air, and I was struck by the notion that the smoky quality depicted in his art was desire. Desire like this.
Setting the Stage: Nicolas and Ellie invite Luca decide to follow the clues in Leonardo da Vinci’s book. Heading to Paris, they pass the Strait of Gibraltar and fall into a substantial North Atlantic storm. Seasick and miserable, Nicolas ponders his growing unease as his companions enjoy the storm.
In my opinion, Prospero himself would have found this passing too much, but they stood at the rail outlined by the pending wrath of Neptune and thoroughly enjoyed the wild wind and roiling waves. Conversely, I clung to my cushion and damp washcloth. Although the balcony possessed a high lattice to keep guests from tumbling into the drink, I felt an honest fear that had nothing whatsoever to do with the storm. I hadn’t voiced it to either of them, but I felt an increasing sense of unease, an unaccountable prickling at the nape of my neck as if something terrible was about to happen. I’d had several nightmares since Ellie’s abduction and Luca’s encounter with the fanatical Bruno. There were disturbing phantoms that jarred me awake and left me unsettled.
Setting the Stage: In her waking world, Lanie knows Jason Bowen as the Victorian era ghost who haunts her house. At this point in the story, she’s entered her dream world, a world where Jason is very much alive and well in his time. In one world she loves a ghost and feels the hopelessness of that fact, in the other she loves a man doomed to die.
His eyes searched hers. He needed her to know. “I will love you through time. I will love you in your dreams and in the waking world. No matter what happens, no matter when.” His lips found hers, and kissed her sweetly.
Setting the Stage: Vivienne receives an email from an enigmatic man known only as S. Together they embark upon the world of anonymous Internet communication.
They were only words, weren’t they? If so then why could I see it, why could I feel this so acutely? I clicked send and waited.
“You’ve got mail” burst forth from the speakers. I discovered I had been conditioned to have an autonomic response to seeing the envelope and hearing the computerized words. Like Pavlov’s dog, I began to salivate.
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Thanks for the chance to get one of your books! I can’t wait to read them!
I’m looking forward to reading your books!
I’m looking forward to reading your book!
All Rose’s books are great. The two Loving Leonardos are groundbreakers in M/F/M, not to mention the art references. Good stuff, Rose!
Thank you so much!
Thanks to Jane’s comment, I would have to choose the first Leonardo. Thank you! heather1974 at gmail dot com
I like these blog hops since I get introduced to a lot of books I have yet to read. Thanks for participating.
Thank you for the giveaway
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What fun to be on a blog hop again! Rose, your books are awesome!
I think I would choose The Witchy Wolf and the Wendigo that definitely sounds like my type of book.
Wow! Thanks for a peek at all these delicious reads, Rose. They are all awesome.
Thanks for the fun exerpts/info and hop! kamclauc AT gmail DOT com
Thanks for the giveaway I cant wait to read your books email@example.com
The Witchy Wolf and the Wendigo is my type of romance.
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Thanks for the awesome giveaway!
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I love the name and covers of your books. I will have to do more checking into them.
Thanks for the chance to win!
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The Witchy Wolf and the Wendingo sounds good.
I’d love to read Dreamscape!
OOOO I’d love to win the Witch Wolf and Wending ..;)) Looks fascinating.
vals_hemi at yahoo dot com Thank you for being part of the hop.
Thanks for being a part of this FUN blog hop. I’ve added your books to my book wish list.
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Thanks for these great giveaways and for participating in this hop!!
Thanks for sharing, I would choose the 1st Witchy Wolf. Thanks for sharing the awesome giveaways. evamillien at gmail dot com
First I wanna say, I am so sorry to be cut and pasting this but it is the end of the day and the hop is almost over. I know crappy defense but I am tired! I promise I am adding books as I go along!
So many great books being added to my TRB list today!!
Thanks for being in the hop!
These sound interesting
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All of your books sound great!! Can’t wait to get my hands on them! Thank you so much for being a part of this hop and for giving me the opportunity to win! usmcwifey1(at)live(dot)com
I love finding new to me books to keep me busy this summer. Thanks for being on the hop.
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Thanks for participating in the hop and for a chance to win!
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thanks for the giveaway
Thanks for participating in the hop. lisagk(at)yahoo.com
Hi! Thank you for the fun hop and giveaway! 🙂