Monday, June 24, 2013

A THRILL a minute!!!

And then there were 29!

Today is The Thrill of it All Blogfest!

Tara Tyler, who had her own thrilling family weekend, and I will be heading out today to read all about your thrills!

We have some great prizes all lined up!

So, sign-up and post your biggest thrill on your blog or, if you're the shy type, share a thrill from one of your characters!

Here's a little thrill from Maggie Maguire in Maguire's Corner.

Jack’s gaze took in the whole island with all the different dishes of food. “How many people are you having for dinner tonight?”
Maggie had to laugh, “Just me.”
Jack laughed with her. “Bored, huh?”
“A little. There’s plenty here, you should eat before you go back to work.”
The same manners that had easily invited him to dinner kept her from taking the invitation back. What was she thinking asking the Chief to stay for dinner? Jack appeared more skeptical than surprised.
“If you’re sure it wouldn’t be any trouble?”
“I’m sure. I mean you did save the biscuits.”
Maggie headed for the cabinet that held her plates. Grabbing two, she turned to find Jack directly in
her path. He was very close, in fact only the stoneware plates she held up against her were wedged between them.
“I thought you might need help reaching them, sorry,” Jack said, but he didn’t move away.
Being this close reminded Maggie how large Jack was compared to her. Not just taller either but broad.
Staring straight at him, she could only see the top button of his police shirt, and his lightly tanned skin in the V of the shirt.
Maggie tipped her head back to see his face. He was staring steadily into her eyes and instead of their usual glacier blue, his eyes were the color of warm tropical waters, which made him appear a little less intimidating. Why had she ever believed that he was intimidating?
Maggie was so caught up in admiring Jack that she almost let the plates slip out of her hands. “No problem. Excuse me.”
Jack stepped back and she placed the plates safely down on the counter.

Show us what you've got!

Winners will be chosen and announced on Friday, June 28, 2013.


1) A copy of MAGUIRE'S CORNER, ebook
2) An ARC copy of POP TRAVEL
3) A $20 Amazon GC
4) A banner or caricature by Tara Tyler (or substitute if the winner has another need)

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  1. Maguire's Corner looks fantastic!
    Thanks for hosting this blogfest.
    CD Coffelt ponders at Spirit Called
    And critiques at UnicornBell

  2. That's a great excerpt, Heather!
    Mine's probably not that thrilling, but I did finally come up with something...

  3. Ooh la la, I'm definitely interested in seeing what happens at that dinner.

    Thanks for hosting this fun fest. :)

  4. Save the biscuits!

    I know I haven't posted a review yet or anything, but I really did enjoy this book. Looking forward to the next one...

  5. ooh, that was thrilling! :) Maguire's Corner looks great!

  6. I agree, great excerpt! I've gotta head to kobo and see about downloading it.

  7. What a great excerpt! Thanks for sharing that little thrill with us. And thank you for hosting this fun blogfest! :)

  8. I never sleep... more than fours at a time, every tenth day I crash...

    thank you for stopping by today, the later years of Smallville brings Clark to Metropolis.


    New Look, New Name and Same Suff...

  9. Wow. Talk about sexual tension. Well built. Look forward to reading more.

  10. Nice tension. Your book looks great. (congrats, by the way!).

  11. Ooo. I enjoyed this thrilling exchange between Maggie and the Chief.
    The book sounds great Heather. I'm looking forward to reading it.
    Writer In Transit

  12. Huntress - Thank you so much! I'm so glad you could make it today!

    Alex - I think it was a GREAT idea! Very thrilling!

    Nicki - Thanks for coming and joining in with us!

    M.J. - That is really kind of you. I'm so glad to hear that.

    Tyrean - Thank you! I appreciate that!

    Beverly - That would be wonderful. Thank you!

    Christine - Thank you and thanks for joining in with us!

    Jeremy - Four hours. So, zombie did fit then? :) I didn't know that about Smallville, might have to check out the later seasons.

    sydneyaaliyah - Why, thanks! I'm glad you think so!

    Rena - Thank you! It's nice of you to say!

    michelle - Thanks! That's great to hear. Thanks for coming by!

    Murees - Thank you! I love that you came to visit! Take care!

    Thanks for all the kind and THRILLING words today!

  13. So close! I bet the next time there won't be a plate between them.

  14. tempting sample!! i love those "almost" scenes! they make getting there that much more satisfying!

  15. Ah that was so tense! And thrilling :D

    This is a cool blogfest! I've enjoyed reading everyone's entries.

    Congrats on your success!

  16. These are great prizes. I would be happy with any of them. Thanks for a great Bloghop!

  17. Yeooww! I definitely felt the thrill of Jack being so close. Congrats on your new book, Heather!

  18. Nice excerpt. I do see the thrill there. This was one bloghop that really put my brain cells to work hard. I hope it qualifies as a thrill. Anyway, it was fun. :D

  19. Steamed up the glass on my kitchen cabinets. And stop messing around and get Book 2 written.

  20. L. Diane - Hmmm. Sounds good to me! Thanks for coming!

    Tara - Yeah, me too!

    Samantha - I'm so glad you stopped in. Thank you!

    Stephen - Thanks for joining us! It was great fun!

    M Pax - Thank you! I appreciate that.

    Al - That rocks, sir! Thank you for coming.

    Suz - Workin' on it.

    Thanks for the visit everyone!

  21. Awesome excerpt! You have my attention!


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