Hot Winter Nights Blog Hop


If you are looking for the Hot Winter Nights Blog Hop then you have found it.

***After reading my post please see the bottom for prize details***

Part One: Jared the Fierce Were-tabby

By Janice Seagraves

 

Morgan stumbled into the ski lodge. Safe at last. She barely glanced at the rustic, rough-pine interior, as she limped past the quaint homey furniture. Her goal came into view, the huge stone fireplace. Why the hell do I let myself get talked into these things? What was I thinking? I’ve never skied in my life.

She removed her soaked gloves laid them on the hearth, then spread her frozen fingers toward the warmth of the crackling fire. Snow packed into the creases of her ski-pants, jacket and boots, but soon melted in the glorious heat. God, all this so Joan can flirt with her Italian stallion.

When the circulation returned to her icy body parts causing a pins and needles sensation, she let out a slight whimper, then she turned to let the roaring fire roast her rump. Morgan found herself staring into the amused green-eyed gaze of a man sitting directly behind her on a leather chair. With wide cheekbones and a face that tapered down to a narrow chin, he was definitely worth a look. His long legs stretched out emphasizing his lean build and athletic frame. He was attractively attired in hunter-green bib ski-pants, and matching sweater. His shock of bright orange-red hair stood on end. How unusual, it’s the same color as that cat I saw last night.

His full sensuous lips formed into a lazy smile. “You look like you’re frozen right through.” Then his glance slid over her curves, which sent her shivering for a completely different reason.

“Oh, I am.” She didn’t doubt he had checked her out when her back was to him. Morgan stopped rubbing her chilled behind, when she realized he watched her with unwavering attention. Then she wrapped her arms around herself.

“What you need is a hot toddy.” He sat up. “It’s excellent for when you have been exposed to the cold or had a shock to the system.”

Morgan arched an eyebrow. “Are you buying?”

“Sure, if your friend doesn’t mind me taking up some of your time?”

“Oh no, Joan wouldn’t mind. She’s busy skiing down the mountain with that hunky…” She stopped and blinked a couple of times. “My friend?”

“I saw you check in with her.”

“We got here so late, the only one up was the night manager, and a cat. I know you’re not the manager, so unless you’re trying to say that you’re the orange tabby cat, I don’t know how you could know that.”

He unfolded from his seat in one boneless movement, and stood so close she had to crane her neck up to look at him.

“My name is Jared Catterick.” The deep timbre of his voice vibrated straight through her, and did interesting things to her nether regions. “How about that drink?”

“Morgan Brookhaven.” She offered her hand.

“Hi, Morgan.” He took her ice-cold hand in his deliciously warm one. “Come with me and I’ll help thaw you out.” The heat of his gaze traveled down her body.

She smiled. My vacation just took an interesting turn, for the better. “How can I refuse such a delightful invitation?”

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Please check back for Part Two which will post on December 14th

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Just for stopping by, you receive two free downloads, which is the start of my science fiction romance series, The Alien Heart series.

Look for the first book, Alien Heart, some time next year.

The Arcons Are Coming!

Exodus Arcon Trailer The first of a new Science Fiction series

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Janice’s website: http://janiceseagraves.org/

Janice’s main blog: http://ladyjanice.blogspot.com/

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90 comments on “Hot Winter Nights Blog Hop

  1. I downloaded the Argons. Thank you.
    I love to curl up by the fire on a cold winter night with the hubby drinking hot chocolate toddies and watching a movie, or reading a HOT romance book if hubby is working. Thanks for being part of the hop and for the chance to win.
    reneebennett35 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  2. Great excerpt.

    After the kids are asleep, I love to snuggle on couch under a warm blanket with a HOT book!

    susanmplatt AT hotmail DOT com

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  3. I am loving hearing about all of these book, authors, and blogs. All of these pictures are definitely warming me up! LOL Thanks for the free books!

    Thanks so much for the great giveaway and for being a part of this amazing hop. It is certainly warming me up on this cool night!

    Happy Holidays,
    Marlena
    charmedpoms(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  4. Thanks for the great giveaway hop! I like spending my winter nights curling up on the couch with my favorite read and some hot chocolate!

    kacidesigns AT yahoo DOT com

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  5. Okay, so shifters are my very favorite paranormals so I absolutely loved your excerpt. I’m following now so I won’t miss the next part.

    JYL22075 at gmail dot com

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  6. I read the 2 Exodus Arcon free sections. Wow. It is really great. Are you planning on doing the whole book as a web-based episodal or publishing it as a book? I am asking, because I really need to read the what happens next. 🙂

    Thanks for a great giveaway and blog stop.

    bookworm.judy@gmail.com

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    • Hi Judyree,

      Bless you’re heart. Yes, the Arcon saga will continue in Alien Heart the first book in the series, which should be out sometime in 2013. You’ll be able to read the continued adventures of Blade, Keefe and Paz.

      Janice~

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  7. A hot winter night to me is either sitting by the fire snuggling under a comfy throw just talking or watching a movie with the love of your life…that is heaven! You can’t ask for anything better…

    Thanks for the opportunity to share, meet new authors and perhaps snag new books to read.

    Belinda G
    belgre AT Comcast DOT net

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  8. Thank you for sharing nice excerpt! Thank you for the great giveaway and fun blog hop!
    Latisha D
    tishajean@ charter.net

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  9. I like to stay warm by snuggling underneath a blanket and reading a good romance book! Thanks for the awesome hop and giveaway! Best wishes and many blessings to you and yours!
    shadowluvs2read(at)gmail(dot)com

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  10. Enjoyed the excerpt. How I normally spend a wintry night. I plug in my electric blanket, luxuriating in the silence of my boys asleep and hubby at work (he works nights) my dachshunds cuddled inside the blanket with me and reading

    Raonaid at gmail dot com

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  11. Yours was the first book related video I have seen. I know that others do them, but I’ve never actually watched one. Very well done and interesting. I appreciate you joining the hop. It helped expose me to you and I’m not sure that I would have found you otherwise.
    planterofhope(at)aol(dot)com

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  12. I wrap up in a warm blanket, grab a cup of hot chocolate and read a spicy book. Thanks for participating.
    luvfuzzzeeefaces at yahoo dot com

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