Monday, August 05, 2013

Summer Lovin' Blog Hop! + Giveaway!

Welcome to the Summer Lovin' Blog Hop!
Over fifty authors and bloggers have joined together to give you the chance to win an awesome bundle of books as well as read some great posts. Be sure to go to each blog  and comment with your email to up your chances of winning. Each comment counts as an entry! Our lovely bloggers are also offering individual prizes so be sure to check them out.








Summer Lovin' - whenever I hear these words I'm transported back to when I was a teen and first watched Grease with John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John. Hot summer nights, holiday romance, first love!

And speaking of first love...

My recent release, Bloodlust Denied, features a two thousand year old vampire who has never forgotten his own first love. He is tortured by guilt and regret and long ago abandoned any sense of morality or honor. Or so he thinks, until Morana enters his twilight existence and turns his decadent world upside down.

Excerpt



The tip of her tongue moistened the seam of her lips, and lust speared through his groin and along his thickening shaft. Three years he’d waited for this moment and now that she was in his power he was going to enjoy every last second.


He tugged her to her feet and she stumbled against his knees, dark hair tumbling over her shoulders. He inhaled her fresh, clean scent, rose petals and raindrops and without conscious thought, he drifted his mouth across her tempting skin. He could feel the frantic beat of her pulse vibrating against his lips, against the tip of his searching tongue. His fangs pierced his gums, aching with need and want and rising desperation.


“I should punish you for leaving me in that alley, Morana.”


Her uneven breath feathered across his cheek and her cleavage beckoned.


“I delivered. I owe you nothing from that night.”


“I hadn’t finished with you.”


She moved restlessly from him and tried to free herself. “That’s not my concern. It doesn’t give you the right to take me without my consent.”


He wrapped his free hand around her loosened hair and slowly pulled her head toward him. She resisted and pain flashed across her face but it made no difference. She had no choice but to bow before him.


“I have the right to do whatever I desire.” He breathed the words into her face, watched her pupils dilate and the musky scent of her arousal washed through the enclosed carriage. “And no one will miss you, Morana. No one will instigate a search for your whereabouts. You are completely at my mercy.”

Giveaway!

I'm giving away an e-copy of Bloodlust Denied to one commenter on this post! Just leave a comment below, or let me know what's your favorite summer inspired movie?

“I wanted to figure out what was going on and why the two had such fiery chemistry: their sex scenes (and they were frequent) leapt off the pages to tickle and entice in all the right places like a giant steam bath.”  4 Stars The Jeep Diva


Grand Prize



There is a fabulous Grand Prize for one lucky commenter on the Summer Lovin' Blog Hop - dozens of wonderful e-books including my sizzling historical romance, Betrayed!

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33 comments:

Kimberly Mayberry said...

My favorite summer inspired movie is Point Break!

Samantha Holt said...

Thanks for taking part in the hop, Christina! Love the excerpt x

Tera Shanley - Writer said...

My favorite summer movie is a toss up between Into the Blue (because Paul Walker is delicious in a swimsuit) and Point Break :) Steamy excerpt! I love love love paranormals.

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BLHmistress said...

My favorite Summer inspired movie is Grease.

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laurie said...

My favorite summer inspired movie is Point Break!

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Christina Phillips said...

It's been ages since I've watched Point Break - I must get the DVD out again! Love Patrick Swayze :-)

Christina Phillips said...

Hi Tera, I agree, Paul Walker is H O T !!!

Christina Phillips said...

Love the movie, Grease. It makes me very nostalgic!!

Christina Phillips said...

Thanks for organizing the Summer Lovin' Blog Hop, Samantha!

magic5905 said...

I like Blue Crush for summer.
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Christina Phillips said...

Blue Crush is a great summer movie!

Not Everyones Mama said...

Mine is Grease too. I can't help it. It's the ultimate summer movie. :) Though Point Break is up there. Thanks! heather1974 at gmail dot com

Christina Phillips said...

I've lost count of how many times I've watched Grease, I never get tired of it. Plus I love the songs :-)

BookLady said...

My favorite summer movie is Grease. Love the music! Thanks for sharing the sexy excerpt. Will definitely be putting your book on my wishlist.
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Tabitha Shay said...

Can't beat Grease, for a great love story and even greater music. I could listen to John and Olivia sing together all day. Ur cover is smokin' and of course, I love vampires. So ur a winner all around....Will be putting ur books on my TBR list....

Christina Phillips said...

Thanks BookLady and Tabitha :-) All this talk about Grease has made me want to put the CD on and listen to the songs again... Hopelessly Devoted to You was one I played endlessly back then :-)

Mel Bourn said...

Grease is definitely at the top of my list. I also love Dirty Dancing.
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celina k said...

Has to be Grease, absolutely!

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K. April Holgate said...

Thanks for being part of the hop! I am finding so many awesome books!!!

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Pam said...

One of my favorite summer inspired movies is One Crazy Summer.

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Christina Phillips said...

Mel, I also love Dirty Dancing! Nobody puts Baby in the corner :-)

Christina Phillips said...

Celina, so glad I'm not alone in my love for Grease :-)

Christina Phillips said...

K. April, this is a great hop! I'm loving it :-)

Christina Phillips said...

Pam, One Crazy Summer is a great movie :-)

bn100 said...

pretty woman

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Christina Phillips said...

Hi bn100! I love Pretty Woman. We watch that movie at least once or twice every year!!

Eva Millien said...

Thanks for sharing the great excerpt and the giveaways. Favorite summer movie: Point Break; Keanu Reeves and Patrick Swaze, Yum, evamillien at gmail dot com

Christina Phillips said...

It's my pleasure, Eva! And I'm happy to watch anything that Keanu Reeves and Patrick Swayze are in :-)

Jessi said...
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Jessi said...

My favorite summer read is any book that has steamy scenes. :P

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Daniel M said...

summer school with mark harmon and kirstie alley - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

Christina Phillips said...

Jessi, me too!!!

Christina Phillips said...

I'll have to check out Summer School, Daniel, I'm not sure I've ever watched that one. It looks a lot of fun!