Sunday, 30 June 2013

Love on the Beach Blog Hop 1st to 14th July

Beachwalk Press is two years old, Happy Birthday! To celebrate, they're hosting a Love on the Beach blog hop. The hop will run from today, July 1st through July 14th. Over 20 Beachwalk Press authors, including myself, are participating and we have some fabulous prizes to give away.


The grand prize is a Kindle Paperwhite!

Additional prizes include:

A beach tote bag filled with Beachwalk Press print books (winner's choice of 5 print titles)

Two gift certificates of $25 each (winners' choice of GC from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or All Romance Ebooks)

Also, each author will be giving away an additional prize of their choosing.

That's almost 30 prizes in total!

I’ll be giving away a $5 GC (also the winner’s choice of Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or ARE). More details on how to win at the bottom of the post.

Since the sun is shining and I’d much rather be lying on a beach somewhere pretty than stuck in the office, I’m going to share a little about Isle of Sensuality with you. (I’m definitely in the mood to escape to Rio)!

Isle of Sensuality was my second book published by Beachwalk Press, and I was really excited to work with them again. Not only do they have fabulous covers, great books and tick all the boxes I was looking for in a publisher, they are wonderful to work with and really make my stories shine.

Who knew being with Mr. Wrong could be so right?

Caitlyn Hart is shooting her first movie, and she doesn't want to screw it up. Still, she's on a deadline and when her co-star, Mr. Hot Shot Campbell, holds filming up, he's immediately on her shit list. But she can't ignore his charms for long or the overpowering want she feels for him. Even though she knows he's her Mr. Wrong, she doesn't mind him being her Mr. Right Now. If only her silly heart would stay immune.

Having been burned once, Jake Campbell doesn't have the capacity to love, but that doesn't mean relationships of a purely sexual nature are off limits. After all, a man has needs. His sexy co-star with fire red hair and a passion to match ignites his own desire and he sets out to convince her a fling is the only way to scratch the proverbial itch. Little did he figure that she'd be the one to penetrate the thick scars on his heart and make him feel.


Excerpt:

"Are you looking forward to tomorrow?" Jake asked.
Caitlyn's brows pulled together as she tried to work out what was so special about the following day. Nothing came to mind. "Tomorrow?"
Jake turned to look at her, the cheeky grin back in place which had her heart beating out an unsteady rhythm. "Our characters will share their first kiss."
Her eyes widened as her face grew hot. How could she have forgotten? Probably because she'd been too busy stressing over the love scene to worry about much else.
"Not particularly," she breathed. Jake studied her with a teasing glint in his eyes. Her face flamed.
"Not buying it."
Irritation flared again and she clenched her hands into fists. She had to remind herself to keep her cool around him. She was supposed to be torturing him, not being tortured herself. Still, the thought that in less than twenty-four hours she'd have his lips on hers sent little heated jitters coursing through her body.
She forced her stiff shoulders to shrug, mortified by her lack of acting ability in his presence. "You can believe what you like."
He pulled the cling film from a platter of sandwiches and offered her the plate. Caitlyn picked up a smoked salmon piece and brought it to her lips. She groaned as the flavor of the bread and fish played across her taste buds. Jake's gaze went to her mouth and, feeling a little vindictive, she licked her lips. He swallowed and a thrill ran through her as she realized perhaps she really was torturing him.
With his focus still on her lips, he asked, "Do you really want our first kiss to be in front of the camera?"
The vindictive thrill vanished as panic started to creep in. She was alone with a man she barely knew for the second time in less than a day. Her thoughts were spinning with bad case scenarios and she couldn't even hear the voice of logic in her head telling her she was overreacting. All she could think of was she was there—literally flirting with danger—alone with Jake and no one had any idea where she was.
"Hey, Caitlyn, what's wrong?" Jake's eyes were serious and he looked concerned. Her inner fear must have shown in her expression, but she couldn't feel embarrassed about it yet. The panic was still forefront in her mind.
"Why did you bring me here?" She hated that her voice sounded small and frightened.
His eyes widened in surprise. "I brought you here because it's the nicest place I've seen on the island and I wanted to spend time with you. Having dinner where we could watch the sun set was all I had in mind."
She relaxed a little at his words. Jake sounded like he was telling the truth, and perhaps a little affronted she had doubted him. "I'm sorry, I overreacted." The voice of logic didn't have to whisper that in her head, it was obvious.
He shrugged and a hint of a smile played around the edges of his mouth. "I won't force you to do anything you're not comfortable with. That's not my style." He paused, took a bite of his sandwich, and swallowed before he continued. "Though if you wanted something to happen, I certainly wouldn't protest."
He winked at her and for an awful moment, Caitlyn had the wildest urge to close the distance between them and plant her lips on his, pulling herself against his well-sculpted chest.
"That won't ever happen," Caitlyn said with bite, trying to convince herself more than him.

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To be in with a chance to win the $5 gift card, or to be entered into the prize draw, just leave a comment telling me what your favourite holiday/vacation destination is (and don't forget your email address so we can get in touch if you win).

After, stop by Beachwalk Press’ blog to check out the links to the other authors’ websites for more chances to win.

Thanks for visiting and good luck!



XOXO

66 comments:

  1. Sounds like a interesting read, will have to add it to my need to buy list. Thanks for the giveaway

    jessicaoz(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  2. I think I have a couple of favourites (if I can bend the rules!) 1. Florida! 2. Skiathos. I loved Florida just because it's so big and colourful and happy and just WOW! And Skiathos, it holds really special memories for my Mum and me, such a beautiful little island.

    I loved Isle of Sensuality! Don't get me going on Jake again, phwoar!

    samanthadarling1986@hotmail.com
    xxx

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  3. Loved the holiday I had in Italy near Lake Garda a few years ago. Stunning scenery, lovely people,fabulous food oh and sunshine:-)

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  4. Love this giveaway with this awesome group of authors. TY for the chance glowaniajason@sbcglobal.net

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  6. Sounds great! I love going to the mountains in the summer, but this year we went to the beach. It was beautiful!

    luv2readrom (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  7. Aimee I have a confession I've never been on holiday. Not properly, going to see relatives in Ireland means front rooms, cups of tea and trek around to visit the rest. I went to Edinburgh to the Make Poverty History March but stayed in a hostel so that was not really sightseeing but I did some some sights in the alley if you catch my drift. I also went to Spain once but it was in a friends villa up in the mountains and was full of spiders, no water or electric and there was a snake in the pool so we couldn't use it. :( Oh and there were gun shots all day as hunters shot things out of the air or in the woods outside... I spent the entire week sat in the cabin reading books and drinking Baileys.

    The only holidays I go on are in books or researching them for my own. I would love to go to Monaco just to have a nose around as that is where one of mine is set and Canada as it looks lovely and has Mounties! Wit Woo! Oh and Oz so I can meet lots of my readers who live over there and cuddle a koala.

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  8. Abroad it is defo the Greek island of Tilos, Aimee. You know it even has a niteclub in a deserted village in the hills...provided you can brave the bus

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  9. I just love a warm sunny beach, anywhere! Thanks for the giveaway. cnaeek@msn.com

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  10. This book sounds really interesting.
    angiek@cfu.net

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  11. My grandma house

    caiidynsmommie(at)gmail(dot)com

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  12. Thanks so much for the giveaway! kamclauc AT gmail DOT com

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  13. My favorite vacation was in 2007, almost exactly a year after my dad died. My best friend, her hubby, my son and I went to Graceland, then to Florida to visit her parents and then stopped by my brother's on the way home. My son still talks about Graceland and the trip to Florida.

    carrollfamily02@gmail.com

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  14. My favorite place is Southern California. I love it there...so much to do and the weather is great!
    tamip@2zooms.com

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  15. San Francisco is fun, but I'll wait until the BART strike ends...

    vitajex(at)aol(dot)com

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  16. Favorite place is home in Colorado when there is snow on the ground! Love a white Christmas. mertime@q.com

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  17. anywhere that is not here i just want to get away from home
    meandi09@yahoo.com

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  18. fave vacation spot... right now with the kids.. Wisconsin Dells!

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway
    jrryba(at)gmail(dot)com

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  20. Disney World in Florida is a favorite vacation spot.The beach is a close second.
    Thanks for the giveaway, sbart79@gmail.com

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  21. My favorite vacation destination is Hawaii although I've only been once but it was so relaxing and I would love to return!

    books4me67 at ymail dot com

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  22. I love the mountains.

    bacchus76 at myself dot com

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  23. Love the cover.. grandmatinaof2 at gmail dot com

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  24. I would punch him!...Then kiss him of course. Lol! I would love to visit Scotland someday!

    nancy777ca@yahoo.ca

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  25. mrscrabbyfan@gmail.com
    Thanks for the giveaway<3

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    1. I just love to spend the summer going to the zoo and parks with the kids

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  26. Thanks for this! Not sure of a favorite holiday/vacation destination, I haven't been anywhere since I was a teenager really, other than to visit family.

    email is herveya85 at gmail dot com

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  27. Thank you so much for the chance to enter the giveaway! Ah, my favorite vacation destination... that's a little bit of a hard one as I've not been to many place but I am a lover of the beach. I love the ocean and have always dreamed of (when I was very small anyway) living on the ocean in a nice old houseboat! Now, being older, I think I'd like to live in a nice little yellow house with the hubby along the coastline and have a houseboat to take vacations in! Oh, I went off on a babble there! Sorry about that. My favorite place is the ocean so my favorite vacation destination is anywhere that has an ocean and a nice beach where I can read by the sea for hours on end (with a great big giant shade umbrella since I burn real easy!).

    Isle of Sensuality sounds wonderful. I am so curious as to what will happen between Caitlyn and Jake. It certainly sounds like Jake is laying on the charm and Caitlyn is not having an easy time resisting, even though she is trying to sound as if she is. This book sounds really great and to the TBR pile it is going!

    Thank you again and I am wishing everyone a wonderful day/night!

    Shelly H
    booski24@hotmail.com

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  28. I haven't read Isle of Sensuality yet. Looks like something I would like.

    My favorite vacation destination is San Antonio, Tx!! We went in May and fell in love with it! I can't wait to go back...hopefully to live!
    Mel
    bournmelissa at hotmail dot com

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  29. This may sound funny but my favorite summer destination is the bookshop. I love to relax there with a good book and maybe have dessert at the cafeteria of the bookshop.
    My favorite destination of vacation would be London, havent gone yet there but I would love to some day :D

    stephaniedestiny@yahoo.com

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  30. My favorite vacation destination is California. We haven't visited many places, but I remember visiting relatives in CA. I loved it its a beautiful place.

    jmesparza821 at gmail dot com

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  31. Anywhere with mountains or beaches is fine with me for vacation.

    failt24@gmail.com

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  32. I love my birthday when it's just hubby and me!

    Melissa
    daringzoey@yahoo.com

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  33. Home everyone comes here so I don't have to go anywhere Thanks for the chance to win
    crystaley73 at yahoo cot com

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  34. My favorite vacation destination is a nice bed and breakfast in a place with lots to do and good fishing/reading spots nearby! Thanks for the giveaway! kamclauc AT gmail DOT com

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  35. Love the cover. Book Sounds good. Thanks for giveaway.

    patoct@yahoo.com

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  36. Anywhere in Florida. Thanks for the giveaway!! theresafischer@bellsouth.net

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  37. Miami for the beaches

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

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  38. I'm pretty simple, my favorite vacation is Walt Disney World. Love Disney!
    vmilizia (at) gmail (dot) com

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  39. Thanks for the awesome blog hop! =) My favourite vacation spot is the Oregon high desert. It's so beautiful there and I love the drive! It's so fun to see snow in the mountains, then see a tumbleweed in the desert shortly after. =D deathangyl@gmail.com

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  40. What an awesome idea for a give away. I've been all over for vacations and its a toss up between Australia (The Entrance in NSW) and any place in Bavaria (Germany). I lived in Furth German for four years and fell in love with that area and most of Austria. Mmmm, I think its time for another vacation... :) redstalks (at) gmail (dot) com

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  41. Thanks for the awesome giveaway and excerpt! fav vacation is Mexico!

    Froggy
    froggarita@gmail.com

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  42. Thanks for the giveaway. My favorite vacation destination is Japan.

    schan26.wisc(at)gmail(dot)com

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  43. Strange....I thought I left a comment here but I don't see it now....blog eaters must be hungry! Anyway, I like beaches whether they be ocean or on one of the Great Lakes. I'm originally from Michigan where you are seldom more than 1.5 hours from a Great Lake shore.

    kareninnc at gmail dot com

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  44. Enjoyed the excerpt. It's n my TRL now. Thanks for the chance.
    My favorite vacation will be a trip to Scotland during the summer months. :) And if I'm very lucky I'll see a warrior of old in a Kilt. :)
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

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  45. Sounds great. Thanks for sharing!My favorite vacation destination is the UK

    parisfan_ca@yahoo.com

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  46. I love the lake! prispoore@gmail.com

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  47. I love the summer, right now I'm in France! It's so beautiful.
    pinklemonade793@gmail.com

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  48. Happy Anniversary to Beachwalk press and thank you for the giveaway contest! Sounds like a fun read. My favorite destination is beautiful Kauai...but I'd have to go back again to check, lol.

    elewkf1 at yahoo dot com

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  49. Unfortunately, I don't vacation much. I live in a tourist town. I look forward to when the tourists leave so I can go back to the beaches and to my favorite restaurants. In October, my hubby and I will be going to St. Pete Beach, FL. That's where we got married, so that's probably my favorite place to go.
    catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

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  50. I love the mountains i live close to them so i can go any time i want
    virgilio324@gmail.com

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  51. We don't get to go on vacations, but if I could, I would go to Italy with my fiance', to visit his family. kbinmich@yahoo.com

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  52. Making the rounds on the blog hop. Great place, Aimee! We don't usually go on vacation--with three little kids, our past decade has been full kid mode. This year we're going to a family summer camp near Spicer, Minnesota and we're all very excited!

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  53. Any place near a beach. Love the water, the surf, and the sun. I guess that's why I adore your writing!

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  54. I love the beach. It's so beautiful and relaxing! Thank you for the chance <3 mikiajanaiATyahooDOTcom

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  55. Favorite vacation destination is Myrtle Beach! I love the sounds of the waves as they come crashing onto the beach, and then cascade back to the ocean. It is an amazing and relaxing sound to me.

    Thanks for the giveaway!
    cumquat342003@yahoo.com

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  56. I love to go camping(in my rv)anywhere. Its so relaxing. Small sq footage to keep clean and big open space to sit back relax and read.

    Thanks for giveaway!
    jlee745@aol.com

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  57. Favorite vacation destination is Hawaii.
    bituin76 at hotmail dot com

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  58. I am enjoying the blog hop! I have two favorite holiday destinations: Hawaii and camping in the Oregon Cascades. Both are wonderful in totally different ways. marijee4 at gmail dot com

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  59. I love the Outer Banks. It's been way too long since I've had any beach time!
    powersr@lumosnet.com

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  60. My favorite has been Maui but I do love Disney World!
    chattycathy@tds.net

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  61. My favorite vacation spots are the beach or waterparks with my grandkids. We always have so much fun.

    proudarmymom32(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  62. I love anywhere with a beach and quiet where I can read.

    thanks for the giveaway

    bschmdy18@yahoo.com

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  63. Hello Ms. Duffy I love the contest thanks again for the opportunity

    kellie-cooper@hotmail.com

    Thanks again
    Kellie

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  64. Taking my son to Orlando is always fun. There is so much to do and tons of shopping for me.
    leighannecrisp @ yahoo dot com

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  65. Puerto Rico. I'm going there again in October though, not this summer. In the summer, I always go to Montana for the fair/derby/rodeo. I love that. tchevrestt(at)yahoo.com

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