Easter Blog Hop

It’s my first Blog Hop and I’m so excited –  I have a $10 Amazon Card

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and a bouquet of a  10 bloom Rosy Writers Ink Pen Bouquets -The functional and beautiful writing pens hand crafted from polymer clay for one lucky winner.

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Here is an excerpt from my new release A Haught Date

He stopped and peered around. “Your room is cute. A big Cabbage Patch Kid fan, huh?”

“My mother left the room—pretty much—the way it was when I moved out for college, but she brought all my dolls from when I was a child back. I don’t stay here much.” What was it about this guy? She’d gone from feeling like her head was going to explode to laughing in a few minutes.

“Well, my whole family has seen you, and they think you’re my boyfriend, so I guess you get your way. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to be my loyal boyfriend. Do you think you can do that?” she asked, hoping she wasn’t giving too much away with her tone.

His eyes narrowed. “I happily accept this mission. Loyalty is something that goes with being a boyfriend, in my opinion, but I understand why you felt you had to include that in the description.”

His face was full of concern, but she didn’t want that look to turn to pity, so she just shrugged. He moved closer and reached his hand up to tuck her hair behind her ear. She could smell the spicy scent of his cologne, and it took her memory right back to the moment she was on her knees. Remembering the feel of the smooth head of his cock pushing between her lips and the sweet yet salty taste of his arousal on her tongue, she had to bite back a moan.

“I’m a great listener,” he said, his mouth so close she could feel his warm breath caressing her ear.

“I know you are.” Gemmi pulled back, amazed at how much she wanted to believe in him.

He studied her as if he was memorizing her face, then softly tugged her closer. His kiss was slow and lingering like he was trying to gather information out of her through her lips. The kiss grew in intensity. She grabbed his hair, holding him close and reveling in the way his lips tugged at hers and demanded more while still so gentle. “I think there’s more you haven’t told me. I’m happy to listen, if you want to tell me.”

She could only nod as he stroked her cheek with his thumb. He’d be an awesome interrogator.

“My cousin who slept with my boyfriend and started this whole fiasco is actually here today, along with everyone else who wants to meet my new boyfriend. It was just supposed to be True here tonight, but they all probably think they’re getting a bonus meeting you sooner than they thought they would.” She didn’t want to look at him, but she really had no choice. He was still holding her in his arms and stroking her back like a pampered pet. She loved being petted, but this whole situation was so far out of her norm she couldn’t enjoy it.

“Well, if they want to meet your boyfriend and you want them to get to know me, then let’s do it,” Camden said with a sweet smile. Gemmi could barely look away. This man was absolutely gorgeous and kind. An unbelievable combination. “I know people are speculating on what we’re doing,” Camden said, waggling his brows.

“You’re probably right.” She hoped her voice sounded stronger to his ears than it did to hers.

He put his hand on the small of her back and guided her out of the room, and the warmth from his fingertips spread throughout her body. She felt goose bumps from that little touch, which made her giddy as a schoolgirl on the last day of school. She wouldn’t have chosen Camden, but maybe she should get a little gift for True to thank her for her selection.

“Funny seeing you here,” a husky voice said as they left her room.

And just like that, Gemmi’s good mood disappeared, and her headache started a slow escalation again. She turned and saw her beautiful red-haired cousin she’d just spoke about leaning on the opposite wall, taking in the scene and clearly disapproving.

Did you like that? I hope so Gemmi and Camden have a sexy, funny story that I loved writing and hope you enjoy.

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So how do you the Rosy Writer Bouquets and the $10 Amazon gift card – While you are free to add me on any of the above social sites you win the bounty by leaving me a message below telling me about a date you’ve had. It could be the weirdest, funniest,  most awkward, cutest….whatever. I’ll pick a winner on the last day of the Blog Hop April 27th which is also my Birthday…. Yay!!! Anybody know how to make a chocolate cherry margarita? Bring it on.

Good luck on the contest and have fun doing the whole bunny thing as you hop around to all your stops.

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29 thoughts on “Easter Blog Hop

  1. Happy almost birthday!!! I think was when me and my husband moved to alabama and he wanted to surprise me by taking me out to a surprise dinner but had no clue about the roads in this area so he had me drive and told me directions of where to go as he was watching the gps. it was cute and wierd


  2. I think I had the stalkiest date , one time went out on a date as a favor to a friend and the guy preceded to tell me on the date how much he loved me already and that if I didn’t go out with him again that he would crash his car into a tree and haunt me forever. Needless to say I never went out with him again.



  3. I just friended you on FB :). I once went on a date once to find out he had just broken up with one of my student’s mothers….. awkward


  4. Early happy birthday. I once met my husband in a bar wearing only a sexy teddy under a trench coat. He didn’t know it at the time and when he asked me if I wanted to take my coat off, I showed him what I was wearing. That was the shortest “date” we ever had. LOL
    Thanks for being part of this fun hop and for the chance to win.
    reneebennett35 (at) yahoo (dot) com


  5. First here you go, this drink is pure awesome.
    Rim the glass with a mix of :
    1 lime wedge
    1 teaspoon unsweetened cocoa powder
    1 teaspoon vanilla sugar
    Pinch of kosher salt
    Drink Ingredients
    5 brandied cherries
    3/4 ounce fresh lime juice
    1 1/2 ounces tequila
    3/4 ounce of triple sec

    My worst date was the last one I had before I met the hubby. He took me to this restaurant that looked like it was made for hunters. Animal heads all over the walls and nothing but meat on the menu, I am a vegetarian, lol. -_-
    Luckily I found my soulmate after. 🙂 Happy Early Birthday!



    • You, my friend, are full of awesomesauce…thanks for the recipe and for your worst date…I do enjoy meat but I don’t think I’d like the faces looking at me… 😦


  6. I had a fixup in college where the guy was so dull that when I went to the ladies’ room, I actually considered climbing out the window. Only my fear of heights stopped me. I think he kind of knew, since he looked relieved when I came back. Good thing I didn’t, since he lived in my dorm the following year (and was still pretty annoying)…anyway, happy birthday!



    • Ok…that’s pretty funny. Thanks for sharing.

      ps. I wonder what would have happened if you’d have left and then saw him the next year. Sounds like a good start to an awesome story….hmmmm 😀


  7. Most awkward… In college I met a guy at a party, he asked me out on a date and I agreed. I met another guy, same night, who also asked me out for a different night, and I agreed. Imagine my surprise when I showed up for date #1 only to find out date #2 was his roommate!

    Cherry Chocolate Margarita (adapted from Food and Wine)
    Snagged from here http://bookcooker.blogspot.com/2012/02/cocktail-hour-cherry-cocktail-margarita.html

    1 teaspoon each of cocoa powder and sugar, pinch of salt
    3 ounces lime juice
    5-6 cherries and some cherry juice if using bottled
    3 ounces tequila
    2 ounces Cointreau
    1 ounce agave syrup

    Combine the cocoa, sugar and salt in a small dish.
    Rub the rim of a glass with lime, rub in the cocoa mixture to coat the rim.
    Combine the lime juice and cherries and cherry juice in a cocktail shaker and muddle the cherries a bit.
    Add the other ingredients to a cocktail shaker along with some ice. Shake vigorously and pour into rimmed glass.



  8. Thank you for sharing that excerpt with us!! I really loved reading it & i’m adding the book to my TBR list! =)

    Hmm,.. I don’t really date cuz i’m a super shy nerdy girl lol. But there was this one time my friend convinced me to go out with another friend, & it just felt weird & awkward. I don’t even count it as a date(He did though). He took me to a casino,.. now i’m not even a gambler & I don’t really like to gamble & everyone knows that, but he insisted we go there. While we were there, I spot my mother!! She didn’t see me, so I spent alot of the time looking over my shoulder & avoiding areas incase my mother walked near, which was a few areas!! Finally conviced him to leave after like a half hr & he drove me home & tried to makeout with me in front of my house,… as my mother was pulling up! Awkward! Yeah it was just a disaster all around lol. All I wanted to do was go get something to eat or to see a movie, but apparently I didn’t have a vote in that lol.

    Thank you for having this giveaway!!

    I hope you have a great week! =)

    BLeigh1130 at yahoo dot com


    • That adventure sounds awkward and frustrating…I’m glad you got home without being found out…but why didn’t you want your mother to see you? Thanks for sharing your story and I’m so excited to be on your TBR 😀


  9. In High School, I had just started dating this guy. We went out on a date to a club at the beach and on the way home we ran out of gas……I mean REALLY ran out of gas — we had to walk 3 miles to a pay phone (yes.,..it was THAT long ago) and have my Dad having to come out with a couple of gallons of gas at 11pm …and I drove home with my Dad, since, as he told my date, “At least I won’t strand her in the middle of nowhere.”

    Needless to say, that was our last date…the guy was too embarrassed to even speak with me…

    Thanks for the amazing giveaway!
    elizabeth @ bookattict . com


    • Love derailed due to the need for a gallon of gas. I know at the time you were probably upset about that…but I bet that guy always went on a date with at least Half of his tank full. That was a good life lesson…lol…

      Thanks for sharing…and for the follow 🙂


  10. Once I went on a blind date with the cousin of a very good friend. He was unbelievably boring. I never went on a blind date again!!! Thanks for the fantastic giveaway.


    • Have mercy…I hate when that happens. I’ve never had a blind date that worked out positively. Boring isn’t the worse thing he could have been…but it’s close. LOL Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment.


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