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Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Giveaway & Excerpt from South of Surrender by Laura Kaye!


Another day, another excerpt! I love reading excerpts, seeing what's going to happen, maybe getting a preview before the book is released, and sharpening my interest in a book. Today's is from a new paranormal romance, South of Surrender by Laura Kaye. It's the third in her Hearts of the Anemoi series.



Laura is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over a dozen books in contemporary and paranormal romance. Growing up, Laura’s large extended family believed in the supernatural, and family lore involving angels, ghosts, and evil-eye curses cemented in Laura a life-long fascination with storytelling and all things paranormal. She lives in Maryland with her husband, two daughters, and cute-but-bad dog, and appreciates her view of the Chesapeake Bay every day.

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EXCERPT

A message from Laura ~ I am thrilled to welcome Chrysander Notos and Laney Summerlyn to the world today! Chrys and Laney are the hero and heroine of South of Surrender, the third book in my Greek-mythology inspired Hearts of the Anemoi series. The Anemoi were wind gods the Greeks associated with controlling the wind, the weather, and the seasons, and as the summer god, Chrys is the hottest of them all! Chrys just might also be the most tortured of them all. And the thing I love about tortured heroes? Their redemption is so, so sweet! Need more proof? Check out this excerpt with Chrys and Laney in a hot tub (hmm…where could this scene go next? *muhaha!*) as well as the giveaway that follows! 

 “Stop it, Laney. Just stop.” Chrys hated the gruffness of his words, but couldn’t control it.

 Her jaw dropped open. “What?”

“Stop…” He tugged his fingers through his wet hair. Tempting me to give in. Tormenting me with things I can never have but want so desperately I can’t breathe. Desire and regret lodged a knot in his throat.

A range of emotions played over her face. Hurt. Rejection. Anger.

 Determination.

Laney pushed into the center of the pool. He sat up straight in his seat, his back coming hard against the tub’s side. “What do you want me to stop doing, Chrysander? Huh?” She waded closer and stopped right in front of him. “Do you want me to stop caring? Do you want me to stop worrying about you when, for the third time since we’ve met, your brother has tried to kill you? And nearly succeeded? Do you want me to stop thinking about making love with you? About how good you felt inside me?”

“Stop,” he said again, bracing his hands against the walls to restrain the urges her words were letting loose, heartfelt urges that warred with every bit of his common sense.

She pushed closer, her legs skimming the insides of his spread thighs. “I can’t stop. I wouldn’t want to even if I could. I lo—” He lunged for her and claimed her in a devouring, soul-stirring kiss. He knew what was about to come out of her mouth, because she was wearing the emotion on her face, in her eyes. He just couldn’t hear it. He wasn’t ready for it. He might never be ready for it because he wanted to hear the words so damn bad.

Laney moaned into the kiss. Cradling her face, he drew her in closer, plundered her mouth thoroughly and deeply with his tongue. He poured every bit of suppressed longing into the kiss until she was swaying, jostled by the flowing, bubbling water. She stumbled and threw her arms out for balance. But what she didn’t do was try to touch him.

As if he didn’t already care more than he should, at that moment he felt what only could be called love for Laney Summerlyn.

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GIVEAWAY!

Win 1 of 5 $50 gift cards to winners’ choice of Amazon/B&N/iTunes!

HOW TO ENTER?

Did you have a favorite line from the excerpt? Comment with your email address to enter to win! Open to international! Giveaway runs for one day and ends at midnight PST on May 28!

Visit more participating Blitz Day sites for more excerpts and more ways to win! And look out for the South of Surrender Blog Tour to start next week with more excerpts and giveaways! Check out the awesome early reviews coming in for the book, too! (My review will be up next week on June third ~ Bea)

Thanks for reading!
Laura

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Publisher: Entangled PublishingSeries: Hearts of the Anemoi #3
Formats Available: ebook, paperback
Length: 329 KB, 400 pages
Genre: Urban Fantasy, Romance
Release Date: May 28, 2013
Buying Links: Amazon* | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | iBooks 

Blurb from the author:
She's the only one who can see through his golden boy fa├žade to the broken god within...


Chrysander Notos, Supreme God of the South Wind and Summer, is on a mission: save Eurus from his death sentence and prove his troubled brother can be redeemed. But Eurus fights back, triggering vicious storms that threaten the mortal realm and dangerously drain Chrys.


Laney Summerlyn refuses to give up her grandfather's horse farm, despite her deteriorating vision. More than ever, she needs the organized routine of her life at Summerlyn Stables, until a ferocious storm brings an impossible—and beautiful—creature crashing down from the heavens.


Injured while fighting Eurus, Chrys finds himself at the mercy of a mortal woman whose compassion and acceptance he can't resist. As they surrender to the passion flaring between them, immortal enemies close in, forcing Chrys to choose between his brother and the only woman who's ever loved the real him.

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32 comments:

  1. Oh wow!! Now that;s a fun excerpt!!

    My favourite line would be - As if he didn’t already care more than he should, at that moment he felt what only could be called love for Laney Summerlyn.

    Awww....
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  2. I loved this line: He poured every bit of suppressed longing into the kiss until she was swaying, jostled by the flowing, bubbling water.

    Thank you!
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  3. Congratulations Laura


    Laney moaned into the kiss. Cradling her face, he drew her in closer, plundered her mouth thoroughly and deeply with his tongue. He poured every bit of suppressed longing into the kiss until she was swaying, jostled by the flowing, bubbling water. She stumbled and threw her arms out for balance. But what she didn’t do was try to touch him.


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  4. I like She pushed closer, her legs skimming the insides of his spread thighs. “I can’t stop. I wouldn’t want to even if I could. I lo—”
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  5. He poured every bit of suppressed longing into the kiss until she was swaying, jostled by the flowing, bubbling water.

    Thank you for the chance to win!!!

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  6. "As if he didn’t already care more than he should, at that moment he felt what only could be called love for Laney Summerlyn."

    Thank you so much for offering this giveaway! I can't wait to start this series and I'd love to be in the running for an Amazon gift card. :-)

    Best Wishes,
    Lindsey V.

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  7. I’ve been looking forward to this book for a long time! Huge Laura Kaye & 'Hearts of the Anemoi' series fan!! Can’t wait to devour Chrys's book! Congratulations on your big release Laura =D

    What an emotional & passionate excerpt. I liked, “He lunged for her and claimed her in a devouring, soul-stirring kiss. He knew what was about to come out of her mouth, because she was wearing the emotion on her face, in her eyes. He just couldn’t hear it. He wasn’t ready for it. He might never be ready for it because he wanted to hear the words so damn bad.” Very hot! He wants so bad to ignore his feelings, but can’t. I think he’s gonna lose this battle. At least, I hope he does ;) Hehe

    Thank you,

    -Selena Mc
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  8. I haven't read it yet, but I've heard so many great things about this one, I just one clicked it! Thanks!

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  9. What do you want me to stop doing, Chrysander? Huh?” She waded closer and stopped right in front of him. “Do you want me to stop caring? Do you want me to stop worrying about you when, for the third time since we’ve met, your brother has tried to kill you? And nearly succeeded?

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  10. Mine is "As if he didn’t already care more than he should, at that moment he felt what only could be called love for Laney Summerlyn."
    So sweet! My heart did a few extra beats there
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  11. "As if he didn’t already care more than he should, at that moment he felt what only could be called love for Laney Summerlyn."

    I love it when a strong man learns how to love!

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  12. Cradling her face, he drew her in closer, plundered her mouth thoroughly and deeply with his tongue. He poured every bit of suppressed longing into the kiss until she was swaying, jostled by the flowing, bubbling water.

    Crap on a cracker! What a kiss!!!

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  13. "He lunged for her and claimed her in a devouring, soul-stirring kiss."

    Loved this book!

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  14. I wish I could convey just how much I need this book.

    "As if he didn’t already care more than he should, at that moment he felt what only could be called love for Laney Summerlyn."

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  15. "He poured every bit of suppressed longing into the kiss until she was swaying, jostled by the flowing, bubbling water."

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  16. He poured every bit of suppressed longing into the kiss until she was swaying, jostled by the flowing, bubbling water.

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  17. My favorite line from the excerpt: “A range of emotions played over her face. Hurt. Rejection. Anger.

    Determination.”

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  18. Thanks for playing today, guys! Good luck!

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  19. My favorite line in this excerpt is "As if he didn’t already care more than he should, at that moment he felt what only could be called love for Laney Summerlyn."

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  20. My favorite is "Stop..." He tugged his fingers through his wet hair. Tempting me to give in. Tormenting me with things I can never have but want so desperately I can't breathe. Desire and regret lodged a knot in his throat.
    Thanks for the excerpt and the chance to win!
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  21. "Laney moaned into the kiss." Thank you, Laura for a great day of reading today!

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  22. Favorite line - Tormenting me with things that I can never have but want so desperately I can't breathe.

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  23. “Stop…” He tugged his fingers through his wet hair. Tempting me to give in. Tormenting me with things I can never have but want so desperately I can’t breathe.
    Love these, and I want more! :-)
    Tata
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  24. As if he didn’t already care more than he should, at that moment he felt what only could be called love for Laney Summerlyn.

    Thank you!

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  25. Laney moaned into the kiss. Cradling her face, he drew her in closer, plundered her mouth thoroughly and deeply with his tongue. He poured every bit of suppressed longing into the kiss until she was swaying, jostled by the flowing, bubbling water. She stumbled and threw her arms out for balance. But what she didn’t do was try to touch him.
    Thanks :)
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  26. He's so yummy. I love when he "plunders". Gah. I think I need another book on him. lol

    Thank ya!
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  27. He lunged for her and claimed her in a devouring, soul-stirring kiss.

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  28. “As if he didn’t already care more than he should, at that moment he felt what only could be called love for Laney Summerlyn.”

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  29. "A range of emotions played over her face. Hurt. Rejection. Anger."

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  30. Tempting me to give in. Tormenting me with things I can never have but want so desperately I can’t breathe.
    Love the excerpt. Thanks for sharing it.


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  31. Yeah. Love it. I really loved the line: "Desire and regret lodged a knot in his throat" such a great description. The Contrast, emotion, and just overlook evocation from that one line.... Gahh!

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