Saturday, March 24, 2012

Drinking and Winning ~ Its a PARTY!

drinking and winning giveaway hop

The Pre- Party Giveaway Hop is being hosted by Reading Romances as a preparation for their blogiversary party on March 29!

Now you might wonder what my favorite drink is. Hmmm.... How about a Mimosa brought by a wonderful mostly naked Cabana Boy? Sounds perfect. Here's how to make the Mimosa... the man... well, that's up to you! Here's the recipe:

Prep Time:
5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes


  • Champagne (1 bottle)
  • Orange Juice (1 carton)


Fill half of a champagne flute with chilled champagne (about 2 ounces) and top off with chilled orange juice (again about 2 ounces), gently stir. For added flare, slice up a strawberry to decorate the rim of each flute. Enjoy! * Also delightful over ice.

Now here's a fun excerpt from Down to Earth, just for you!

Opposites attract? Are you kidding?

For Ike Clanton, having competition means winning. Best at the guitar, biggest ride, highest hair, most tattoos. Until he meets Tallulah. She’s nothing like he wants, but she’s everything he needs -- he just has to figure it out.

Tallulah never wanted to join Glow. She’s there as a favor, and not to Ike. An Earth elemental and a rock star shouldn’t mix, should they?

Add overzealous greenery and a heaping helping of ego to this mix and shake wildly.

Maybe being down to earth isn’t such a bad thing after all.

Once his eyes adjusted to the dark, he found her. Balled up on the floor with tears shimmering on her cheeks. Her voice sounded so small. Ike draped the blanket around her shoulders. “Luc called. There’s a snow ban until noon. We’re stuck. Are you cold?” He sank to his knees and tightened the blanket around her body. “Guess I should’ve fed you more. Then you wouldn’t be shivering.”
“I’m okay.” She kept her gaze low. “Ike?”
He brushed a tangle of hair from her face. “I won’t bite, Lulah. Promise. Come with me out into the main room, and we’ll watch a movie or something. The satellite system we’ve got rocks.”
She placed her finger over his lips. “Maybe I want you to bite.”
“Lulah?” he asked past her hand. She had to be shitting him. His cock throbbed behind his leathers. How long had it been since he’d made love? Too long.
“I’m still right here. Ike?” She opened the blanket and grabbed a handful of his shirt.
“Yeah?” His heartbeat thundered in his chest. A shiver ran up his spine. All he wanted to do was taste her. Everywhere. And find out what it took to make her laugh.
“Come here.” She licked her bottom lip and tilted her head. “I want you.”
“Are you sure?” He pulled her into his arms and carried her out to the couch. Fire licked him from the inside. “I don’t want you to think I’ve got the wrong idea. I’ll keep my hands to myself if that’s what you want.”
Feet on the floor, Tallulah wrapped the blanket around herself and Ike. She tugged them both onto the couch in a tangle of arms and legs. “I want you to. You were right. I enjoyed being on stage with you, but not because we were on stage. Because you were you.”
That wasn’t what he’d expected her to say. Lying on top of her, he planted his knees on either side of her hips. He bracketed her head with his arms. “I’m stunned, Lulah.”
She nibbled on his chin. Strands of her hair tickled his cheeks. “You’re not who I expected, and I’m glad they were right.”
“They?” He inched away from her. “Who is they?”
“Luc and Zac. They said you were a nice guy when you weren’t being so Ike-ish.” She cupped his cheek and gazed up at him. “Kiss me again?”
“Yeah, but one kiss won’t be enough.” He ground his pelvis against her and pressed his mouth to hers. She swiped her tongue over his top lip. Unable to hold back, Ike sucked her tongue into his mouth and trailed his fingers down her arm.

Want a copy for yourself? Here's the link!

What you can win here:

A copy of Down to Earth - my latest release from Changeling Press!!

Number of winners:


Open to:

Anyone who comments, leaves their name, leaves their email

How to enter:

All you need to do to get your name in the hat is comment - tell me your favorite drink, then leave your name and email. If you don't do all three, I can't guarantee your name goes in the pot. While I'd love for you to follow my blog, it's not mandatory. So get hopping!!!

Hop and enter the other giveaways!


The Romanceaholic said...

romanceaholic at gmail dot com

Favorite drink... Hrm. I really like Dracula's Kiss (coat the bottom of a glass with grenadine, pour in black cherry vodka and top with coke), but most people have never heard of it, so when I go out, I just stick to either a Black Russian or a Baileys on the rocks.

Thanks for the giveaway!

Nikki said...

fav drink? cranberry comacosi!! Love them!!

Filia Oktarina said...

Filia Oktarina
filiafantasy at gmail dot com

fav drink.... let see.... maybe cocktail!!

Tamsyn said...

My favourite drink is Umeshu on the rocks. Its a great drink!
Thanks for the giveaway.


Jess said...

Hmm... well my favorite thing to drink while reading a great romance is a steaming cup of tea sweated with some Italian Sweet cream! It's delicious, just like some of these heroes!

Jessica Mason

Vanessa theJeepDiva said...

I love a good Bloody Mary. I'm picky about them though. There is not a mix out there that I like & I can tell when someone tries to sneak one in on me.


Nay Nay said...

Blog Hopping! Woohoo!

What a great way to discover new authors/blogs and visit with old friends. Everybody wins this way! LOL

My favorite thing to drink while reading a HOT romance is: Iced tea laced with Amaretto. Yummy!

Thanks for being part of the hop and for the chance to win such a fantastic prize! <^_^>


Lisa Cox said...

My favorite drink is Jack and Coke.

Pain SUX said...

I like Sparks.


Lori Z. said...

I'm a whiskey girl, Johnnie Walker Black - Neat.

Lori Z.

knitrix29 at gmail dot com

AprilAlvey said...

My favorite drink is called a rattlesnake. my email is my ane is april alvey

Shannon Leigh said...

I like peach schnapps mixed with sprite over ice. That's my favorite drink when chilling in the pool in Jamaica.

author_shannon_leigh at

Tanya1224 said...

Your book sounds real good =) I have to say that I always keep a bottle of vodka around so my drink of choice would be a screwdriver but I add sprite to the vodka and OJ to make it bubbly =) It does the job. Thanks for the chance to win your book.

Sherry said...

I really like Strawberry Daiquiris.
GFC follower - Sherry S.
sstrode at scrtc dot com

Anne said...

Diet coke, really.

Lauren Mackesy said...

I love sangria! Any kind, flavor, you name it. My favorite right now is mixed berry.
Lmackesy at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

I like margarita's.
Kathy Ross

latanya said...

virgin pina colda

dlatany at gmail dot com

Catherine Lee said...

I, too, love mimosas...and Sangria.

catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

x) Ruty said...

My favourite drinks is something call "Escalera al cielo" wich be something like "Stairway to heaven"


Mel B said...

My favorite drink is 7&7. Quick and easy!
bournmelissa AT hotmail DOT com

Vickieann said...

A nice glass of wine
Vickie Dold

Angie Adair said...

My favorite drink is an Amaretto Sour.. Angie

Maegan Morin said...

I dont drink alchohol but give me a Pepsi and I'm a happy gal lol

megnate at telus dot net

booklover0226 said...

I love Sea Breezes and Moscato wine.

Tracey D
booklover0226 at gmail dot com

Kelly said...

I love a good Mai Tai or Margarita! Kelly Tanner girlfloyd at gmail

Tina Rucci said...

I don't drink alcohol. I'm fine with my coffee or iced tea.

Tina Rucci

Karyn Gerrard said...

I like the Irish Car Bomb!

bn100 said...

I like hot chocolate.


Shadow said...

I dont drink alcohol. My favorite drink is sweet ice tea. :) Thanks for sharing and for the awesome giveaway! :)
gfc- shadow_kohler

Shannon Jaymesmom Gallagher said...

I don't drink but when I'm at Olive Garden I love the Chocolate Almond Amore! YUMMY!

Shannon Gallagher on rafflecopter
jalyssa982003 at yahoo dot com