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Evernight Publishing’s 5th Birthday Blog Hop! #giveaways

Published October 1, 2015 by Lorraine Nelson - Author
Help Evernight Celebrate 5 Years of Publishing!

Evernight 2015

Thanks to readers like you, Evernight Publishing has grown by leaps and bounds in five years so they’re pulling out all the stops and throwing an extreme BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION BLOG HOP in your honor! That’s right! It’s Evernight’s birthday but YOU get the presents! Prizes include:
Apple Watch Sport | NEW Kindle Paperwhite | Fitbit Flex | Evernight, Amazon, and ARe Gift Certificates!
Celebration events:
Author/Blogger Blog Hop: October 1 – 9
Author Facebook Party: Thursday, October 8th
Grand Prizes:
Apple Watch Sport
Kindle Paperwhite eReader
Fitbit Flex Health Tracker
Plus – Amazon and Evernight GC galore!
BONUS ENTRIES: Be sure to comment at EVERY stop!
The more comments you post, the more entries you will receive for our GRAND PRIZES (limit one bonus comment entry per stop).
Enter to WIN the Grand Prizes using  Rafflecopter.
I’m happy to say that I’ve been with Evernight for 4 years now. My debut novel was Zakia and the Cowboy, Book 1 in my Thunder Creek Ranch series. It released on October 6th, 2011, and became an ARe bestseller.
Blurb:

With a stalker following her every move, Zakia has no choice but to flee the city. Her options limited, she runs to the only place she’s ever felt safe…the Thunder Creek Ranch and her ex-husband, Lucas.

Will he protect Zakia from the stalker? And if he does will either of them be able to ignore the feelings that have simmered for so long, ready to explode… before danger either draws them together or pulls them apart.

My most recent release is Kidnapped: The Search for Casey, Book 7 in my Thunder Creek Ranch series.
Blurb:

Six-year-old Casey Manning has been kidnapped!

His cousin, Lynne Kerrigan, and Private Investigator, Trent Erikson, join forces to search for him…a search that takes them beyond the Atlantic Ocean to war-torn Afghanistan. They spend several days and nights together as they travel across a foreign country full of danger while following the kidnappers’ trail.

They are hot for each other and as they spend time together, things get even hotter. She loves Trent and hopes to have children some day, but Trent has been down that road before and isn’t interested in marrying a second time. So once back on Canadian soil with a happy Casey in tow, Lynne sends Trent away, even though her heart is breaking.

Trent goes back to Vancouver but finds he cannot forget his fiery-haired beauty. Would he be the one to compromise? Or would Lynne wake up and realize they were living in the twenty-first century?

I’m giving away free ebooks to 2 lucky commenters. To enter, leave a comment below. I’ll pick random winners on 10/10! Winners get to choose from the following titles: 

And remember, all Evernight titles are 25% off at ARe from today through October 9th.

Why wait? Start hopping now! 🙂aresale

Evernight’s Holiday Hangover Blog Hop

Published January 1, 2015 by Lorraine Nelson - Author

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Happy New Year from Evernight!

Now that the Christmas cookies are gone, gifts unwrapped, and your holiday visitors have left, you’ve earned some well-deserved TLC. Evernight authors not only have the cure for your holiday hangover, they have fantastic new books for your 2015 reading list, too!

Be sure to visit every stop on the hop and answer each question. The more blogs you hop, the more chances to win the GRAND PRIZE of an iPad Mini sponsored by Evernight Publishing (one entry per blog). Plus, hop each blog for a host of other fabulous prizes.

So sink into your favorite chair and enjoy your holiday hangover!

Happy New year!!!

This is the day we all make those New Year’s resolutions. Whether it be to lose weight, set a goal of some kind, or whatever. Mine is to quit smoking. I’ve been a smoker for many years and I know it’s not going to be easy, but I’m hoping that by posting my intentions here that you’ll hold me accountable. If you’re a praying person, please pray for the Lord to give me the strength to see this through. Thank you.

I’m currently working on the seventh book in my Thunder Creek Ranch series, Kidnapped! The Search for Casey, Lynne’s story. As with the other books in this series, the family bonds tighten as they work together to bring Casey back home. Then it’s on to #8, James Grayson’s story and #9, Abby Kerrigan’s story. The series will end this year with A Manning Christmas in late fall. A total of 10 books.

Now, on to the blog hop. It runs from today through January 4th. We have several blogs linked for your convenience. So hop around and get your entries in. The more blogs you comment on, the more chances you have to win. P.S. Don’t just copy and paste or you may be disqualified. Answer the questions and best of luck.

Reader's Choice Award 2013

Reader’s Choice Award 2013

 

Enter for a chance to win Evernight’s GRAND PRIZE of an iPad Mini and my blog prize, a copy of my award-winning romantic suspense, Bad Boy Blake, by answering one or both of these questions (be sure to include your email address to be eligible to win):

 1/  It’s been suggested that I write another series featuring the Manning family…Thunder Creek-The Next Generation. What do you think?

 2/ What are your resolutions for the coming year?

Your Holiday Hangover continues here:

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Evernight’s Book Boyfriends Bloghop Starts Now!

Published April 15, 2013 by Lorraine Nelson - Author

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Book Boyfriends…

They can be strong and sexy, dark and dangerous, rebellious and reckless or cute and quirky. We love to fall in love with these irresistible heroes and Evernight Publishing has them all!

The authors of Evernight invite you to a Speed Date challenge. Their cowboys, Doms, detectives, millionaires, royalty, vampires, soldiers, shifters, even steam-powered heroes are waiting to meet you on each author website. 50 heroes in 7 days! Are you up for the challenge?

Pull up a chair and get to know every single one. I’d love to introduce you to my hero…

From my debut novel, Zakia and the Cowboy, Luke Manning is the hero ZATC_SMI love best. He’s young, gorgeous, and well-muscled…my kind of cowboy 🙂 He can park his boots beside my bed anytime. 🙂

Luke’s been placed in charge of The Thunder Creek Ranch, although he shares ownership with his father and his Uncle Cam. He runs the ranch  with a firm hand, but when his ex shows up on the run from a stalker, he readily agrees to help, providing the protection she needs.

Who wouldn’t love a guy like that–one who will put his life on the line for love?

Available at: Evernight Publishing and all online retail outlets.

What’s up for grabs?

  • One lucky hopper will win a KINDLE PAPERWHITE eREADER sponsored by Evernight Publishing.
  • Every book blogger/reviewer site is giving away one free eBook from Evernight (winner’s choice of any eBook from Evernight Publishing’s website).
  • Plus, each author offers their own unique prize! So visit each blog hop stop for a host of fabulous prizes to win.

How to enter?

Have you been to Thunder Creek yet? If so, who is your favorite hero? If not, which hero entices you the most? Books, blurbs, excerpts, and reviews can be found on my website: http://lorrainenelson.weebly.com. Winner will receive an ebook of their choice from my Evernight titles, including TCR Book 5, Cameron’s Quest, releasing April 16th.

Happy Hopping!

Be sure you leave the answer AND your email address in the comments below to be eligible to win a prize.

Keep hopping to the next author or blogger. After you’ve met each hero click here to vote for your favorite book boyfriend. You’ll earn an extra grand prize entry!

You’re one step closer to meeting your next Book Boyfriend…

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Evernight Publishing Birthday Blog Hop!

Published October 8, 2012 by Lorraine Nelson - Author

Welcome to the Evernight Publishing birthday blog hop!

Evernight Publishing opened its doors two years ago. In those two years we’ve signed over one hundred and sixty authors and published over three hundred books. From paranormal to contemporary, we’ve had more best sellers than we can count and made thousands of people smile, sigh and gasp. So, as a thank you to all our readers and everyone who has supported us, we’re holding this blog hop and we have a whole lot of prizes to offer you.

Here’s how it works… the more blogs you hop to (shown below) the more chance you have of winning prizes. Each author on the hop is offering a prize and Evernight is offering the following grand prizes, a Kindle, a $100 Amazon gift certificate, two Evernight swag bags (which includes a tote, a tee, vouchers, a mug and other coolness) and a personalized Facebook banner. To be in with a chance of winning the author prize simply follow the blog you’re visiting and leave a comment which includes your email address. Each entry on each blog is then counted towards the grand prize draw. The more entries you have, the better your chance of winning a grand prize! You also get extra points for liking the Evernight Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/evernightpublishing. Just make sure you let us know in the comments that you’ve done so.

Good luck and happy hopping!

At the end of this blog hop, one lucky commenter can choose two free downloads from my Evernight titles as shown below.

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I Was a Virgin Once Blog Hop

Published March 12, 2012 by Lorraine Nelson - Author

 Well, it’s true!!!

We all were at one time. LOL

Once upon a time, back in 2009, this author set out to write her first sex scene. I revisited it recently for the promotion for our upcoming Evernight release, Virgins Behaving Badly. Angelina Rain came up with the idea for this blog hop and got us all involved. I hope you enjoy it. Have fun! 

My first sex scene was full of head-hopping, and it wasn’t very explicit, but not bad for a first effort. The following (unedited) excerpt is that love scene, taken from an, as yet, unpublished novel, Daydreams & Night Scenes.

Releasing March 16th!

He opened the passenger door for her and reached for her hand, momentarily distracted by the silken expanse of leg revealed when the slit in her gown fell open from hem to upper thigh.

As she rose to her feet she deliberately sidled against him, rubbing against the bulge that had been at eye level when he’d opened her door.

Not one to relinquish control that easily, Alex lifted her and sat her on the hood of the car, still warm from the drive.  Pushing his hands through her hair, he dislodged the pins that had held it in place all evening.  When it was flowing freely through his hands, he urged her face steadily toward him, until they were breathing each other’s breath.  Nipping first at the edges of her lips, he pulled her even closer and she was lost as he skillfully devoured her mouth.

Her legs were dangling freely and when she felt herself slipping off the hood she automatically wrapped her legs tight around him, bringing his erection into contact with her most private part as the skirt of her gown slipped sideways.  Tightening her legs as much as she could, still he wasn’t close enough.  Her hands glided from his lower back to his shoulders and she thrilled to the feel of his muscled torso against her breasts, only then realizing that Alex had lowered the zipper to hold the bodice in place. 

Self-conscious, she began to tense and pull away but he would have none of it.  Swooping down on the nearest exposed breast, he laved and suckled until she squirmed and pleaded with him for more.

“Yes, Baby.  I’ll give you more,” he promised, “lots more.”  Picking her up in his arms, he carried her into the house and up the winding stairs to the master bedroom, kissing her all the way without once stopping to catch his breath. 

What a turn on! 

When he set her on her feet she almost whimpered in protest, until he stepped back just enough to let her now fully unzipped gown slide to the floor.  His heated gaze was causing a meltdown of inhibitions as she stood brazenly before him, wearing nothing but the skimpiest of panties, jewelry and high-heeled shoes, all in black.  Alex reached out a tentative hand and trailed a path from her shoulder to her navel, and she was hoping desperately that her legs wouldn’t fail her as she shivered wantonly, her nipples firming up before his devouring eyes.  Licking his lips he turned briefly to pull down the covers before sweeping her back up into his arms and laying her gently on the bed.  Carefully, almost reverently, he rubbed and massaged her dainty feet as he removed her shoes.

Alex shedding his suit jacket, shirt and tie, as he toed off his shoes was the most exquisite torture she’d ever known.  Randi could not take her eyes off him and was eagerly awaiting the chance to touch his gleaming torso.  When he finally lay down beside her, she welcomed him with open arms, splaying her hands open wide as she ran them up and down his gorgeous, muscled body, exulting in his heat as his body infused hers with untold warmth and desire.

Never in his wildest dreams had he had such a raging inferno in his bed.  She was wanton; she was all woman; she was all over him all at once.  With her hands she excited his upper body and her mouth mated with his while her legs and feet rubbed up his legs to the juncture of his thighs and down again, slowly driving him crazy with desire.  Shifting his position slightly, in one swift move, he ripped off her thong panties.  Next he reached to cup her mound as his mouth closed over her breast, delighting in the surprised arch of her back as she purred his name.

He played her body as gently and skillfully as he would a tightly strung instrument, increasing in tempo until the crescendo reached its peak before crashing down around them in a glorious explosion of sound.  Then and only then did he rise up and divest himself of his remaining clothing before splaying her legs and resting the bulk of his manhood at her core. 

Leaning forward to once again possess those delectable lips, he looked straight into her eyes, and holding her gaze with the intensity in his own he plunged to the depths of her inner core in one massive stroke…and heard her cry out in pain not pleasure!

“Randi!  You…a virgin?  Why didn’t you tell me?  Oh my God.  I’ve hurt you,” he said as he started to pull away from her.

“No, Alex.  Please, stay with me.  Make love to me,” she implored as she held him tight against her body.

“But your first time should have been so much better for you, if I’d known…”

“I was afraid you wouldn’t want me if you knew.”

“Nothing could stop my wanting you from the first time I saw you in Toronto.  I tried.  Believe me, I tried,” he said as he tenderly brushed the hair back from her face with one hand.  “Don’t you realize the effect you’ve had on me?  Your body screams sex appeal while your actions and mannerisms portray your innocence.  I’ve been going out of my mind.  Believe me, I do good just to walk when I am anywhere near you.”

“Then stop talking so much and teach me how to love you.  Teach me what I need to know to be your woman.  Make me feel alive.”

“Ahhh, Randi.  I will teach you, my love, but I may never want to let you go,” he warned as his shaft swelled to fullness once more inside her warmth.

“I’ll take my chances,” she assured him, and they began to move together in a dance as old as time, except when the music stopped they clung to each other in rapture, in tune with the beating of their hearts, instead of letting go and stepping back to await the next beat of the drum.

Before her breathing had returned to normal, Alex was running his free hand up and down her body in a caress that had her straining for more.  He cupped the fullness of her breast in the palm of his hand, rotating the bud with thumb and forefinger and causing it to stiffen and stand at attention.  Alex swooped in to lave and suckle and she began purring his name once again.

Shortly before dawn they drifted off to sleep, sleeping the sleep of the pleasantly exhausted.  Spending this night with Randi, he’d found his way to ecstasy at last.  That was Alex’s last thought before dozing off with Randi cuddled up at his side.

And now for a sneak peek at Hawk’s Woman, a western historical novella, one of nine short stories to be included in the Evernight anthology, Virgins Behaving Badly.

Blurb:

Tabitha Meadows, a member ofBoston’s elite, elopes with her boyfriend, only plans change when he absconds with her money. The conductor throws her off the train at the next stop. With no money and unwilling to face the scandal in returning home, she meets Brody Hawkins (Hawk) and takes a job as entertainer in his saloon. The handsome cowboy draws her fire and her passion as no one before. Does her virginity stand a chance of surviving his charms?

Hawk isn’t looking for a woman, especially one as innocent as Tabitha, but he finds himself drawn to her just the same. He should be a gentleman and buy her a ticket east on the morning train, but he wants her in his bed. Could he convince her to stay?

Excerpt:

Honey! Her skin tasted like the purest of honey and he couldn’t get enough of her as he worked her body to a fever pitch. His hands explored with a mind of their own, reveling in the satin smooth expanse of skin as they skimmed her luscious curves, drawing her closer.

Her kisses were sweet, but he wanted hot. His tongue pressed against her teeth in a silent bid for her to open for him. She did. The kiss that followed was hotter than any before. Their tongues danced and swirled, imitating the mating to come.

He moved to rain kisses over her eyes, her cheeks, stopping to nibble at her ears, and earning a mindless groan in response. He nuzzled her neck, bestowing the tiniest of love bites before moving to untie her undies.

Her pantaloons sailed through the air, followed by his jeans. Their bodies entwined as he kissed her again, impatient to learn every inch of her. He loved the tentative forays her hands made as they explored his skin, shyly coming to rest before touching his hardened cock.

“Go ahead. Touch me. It doesn’t bite,” he teased.

He thought he was ready for it, but her touch, so soft and light, had him gasping in response, so great was his need. He cupped her pussy, rubbing circles with his thumb and she writhed beneath his ministrations. Her rosy nubs hardened, begging for attention, which he freely gave. He suckled first one, then the other, nipping and laving, then blowing on them to increase the sensations. This was her night. A night in which he’d give her all he had to offer.

He plunged one finger into her moist heat, steadily rubbing against her clit, until she screamed his name.

“Hawk! Please!” she begged.

In answer he shifted position and parted her legs, wanting—no needing—to taste her. At the first swipe of his tongue, her hands tangled in his hair, to push him away or hold him closer, he didn’t know, but he didn’t stop to ask. Sweet, so sweet, like nectar from the gods. He slipped his tongue inside her, licking and pushing his tongue against her clit, rewarded by her uncontrollable moaning and thrashing about until she let go with a gush of juices. He didn’t come up for air until he lapped up every drop.

“Oh my! I never dreamed….” was all she said.

“You ain’t seen nothing yet.”

Wet and ready, he wasted no time covering her body with his as he nudged her legs further apart. With a single thrust, he broke through the barrier and stilled.

“You’re a virgin?” he questioned, astonished.

 “Not anymore. Is that all there is to it?” she asked, disappointment evident in her voice.

 He smiled as she wriggled beneath him. “Not by a long shot, sweetheart.”

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Now for some fun! We’re asking you to blog, post on facebook, and tweet Virgins Behaving Badly, directing people to Evernight’s Coming Soon page. http://www.evernightpublishing.com/pages/Coming-Soon.html. Visit each of the blogs listed below and share the links to your blog, facebook, and tweet in our blog comments in order to win a free copy. You have until release day, March 16th, to get your name in the draw. Each blog will pick one winner. Best of luck!

Other authors participating:

Stacey Espino: http://www.staceyespino.blogspot.com

Doris O’Connor: http://thetardisscribbles.blogspot.com

Alyssa Fox: http://www.alyssa-fox.com

Raven McAllan: http://www.ravenmcallan.blogspot.com

Angelina Rain: http://www.angelinarain.blogspot.com

Carolyn Rosewood: http://www.carolynrosewood.com

Kathleen’s Birthday Bash Blog Hop!!!

Published December 11, 2011 by Lorraine Nelson - Author

Kathleen King Grieve is having another birthday on December 16th. Yep! They come every year whether we want one or not. lol

To celebrate this momentous event, Kathleen is giving away presents instead of receiving them. All you need to do is comment on each participating blog listed below. On Saturday, December 17th, Kathleen will pick winners for the books, gift cards, and the grand prize of a Kindle!

Join the fun!!! Win, win, win!!!

 
The fun starts today, December 12th.
The more blogs you comment on, the higher your chances of winning!
Don’t forget to post your email address with your comment!
 
For more details, visit Kathleen’s blog at:
 
As my personal birthday gift to Kathleen,
I will also donate one of my Thunder Creek Ranch books
to a commenter on this blog.
 
Winner’s choice:
Book 1 – Zakia and the Cowboy
or
Book 2 – Covert Mission: Undercover Cop.
 
Participating blogs, in no particular order:
 
Drea Beacraft / Doris O’Connor 
 
 
 
 Sandra Sookoo
 
 
Jennifer Labelle
http://labellebooks.blogspot.com 
 
 

Happy

Birthday,

Kathleen!!!