Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Angels And Demons: Guy's Angel, Sweet and Wicked


Welcome to another wonderful blog hop sponsored by Carrie Ann Ryan!  More than a hundred authors are part of the fun with some truly fantastic prizes.  Here's the rundown on the GRAND PRIZE

ONE winner gets a Kindle Touch & ONE winner gets a $60 Amazon or Barnes&Noble Gift Card. I will be choosing the overall winner from the comments. Meaning the readers can comment on each blog (all 103) and be entered 103 times. SO PLEASE WRITE IN YOUR POST TO COMMENT WITH THEIR EMAIL ADDRESS.

In addition, I'm offering up a prize copy of my latest historical romance, Guy's Angel too!

So when you comment, you're entering not just my drawing but also the grand prize one.  How cool is that?

At the end of my post I'll have the full list and links for all participants so you can get 103 chances to win, discover new authors, read some excellent excerpts and get more chances to win!

Since we're talking Angels and Demons here, I'll just say not only is my heroine nicknamed "Angel", there's another powerful angel who comes into play!

But first, here's an excerpt from Guy's Angel (which just earned a Five Star review from Manic Readers, btw, and is an ARe bestseller!)


Guy's Angel
197 pages
Rebel Ink Press
$5.99

Rated Five Stars from Manic Readers

Excerpt:

Fifteen minutes later, Guy came driving across the bottoms in an old flivver, dust rising behind him in a cloud trailing behind. He pulled up to the hanger and got out with a white grease-spotted bag in his hand.
"Put on the coffee, old man!" he called. "I brought sinkers!"
After a cup of Joe and a sugar donut, which she broke in half to dip in her coffee, Angel asked him if they could fly.
"No dice, doll," Guy said. "We got weather coming in and the last place you want to be if it storms is up in the clouds. I'm sorry, Angel."
"So what are you going to do?" she asked, as disappointed as she felt the Christmas she didn't get the Kewpie doll she longed to receive.
"I don't know. Rainy days, I hang around here and play cards or just flap my gums," Guy said. "I sometimes tinker with my Jenny but that's about it unless I decide to go home and take a long nap."
Pop cackled as he nabbed another donut. "I've seen you sleep here, son, many times. How's your leg doing with the rain coming?"
Angel didn't understand and looked up at Guy who shrugged. "Fair to middlin' so far. I think I've got a piece of shrapnel working out of my right shoulder, though."
"What do you mean?" she asked, unable to contain either her curiosity or her concern.
Guy smiled without mirth. "I've got a few old war wounds that still kick up sometimes. When my plane went down, I busted my right leg pretty bad and sometimes when it's damp or rain's coming, it bothers me. I got shot up too and sometimes I get a little piece of metal or glass working up to the surface."
"That must hurt," Angel said, as she made a sympathetic face.
He nodded.
"Let me see."
Across from them, Pop rolled his eyes behind Guy's back but she ignored it. After a moment of hesitation, Guy pulled off his flight jacket and unbuttoned his blue shirt with red stripes. He slipped his right arm out of it so she could view his bare shoulder outside of the A-shirt he wore. She could see the raised, puffy area and touched it with one finger. Guy winced.
"That's it."
"Can I do anything to help it work on out?"
"Nah, I don't think so. I've heard some fellas cut it on out but it would just hurt all the more," Guy said. "It'll do."
Loath to touch it again because it would increase the pain, Angel put her hand on the top of his shoulder, away from the shrapnel. Beneath his A-shirt, she saw the raised white scars from a terrible burn, some places still almost crimson. Angel touched one, her fingers caressing the roughened, damaged skin.
"Did this happen when your plane crashed, too?" she asked.
"Yeah," Guy said in a sharp tone warning her to shut up.
Without another word, he put his shirt back on, then the jacket. She watched as he pulled a flask from his hip pocket and drank. Angel caught the smell of homemade whiskey, rank and almost harsh but she didn't say a thing. She wanted to fuss over his old hurts but she knew he wouldn't like it. She ached to say something comforting or soothing but she couldn't think of anything that wouldn't seem like pity.
Pop glowered at her as he took a drink of his own. Still dressed in her old percale black and white check shirtwaist dress, Angel wished she'd just gone to work. The first raindrops splattered against the roof, portending a dismal day. Both men, Guy and Pop, stared into space with pain-filled eyes. If it hadn't been pouring, she would've started hoofing back toward town, she thought, miserable she somehow caused them both to start drinking. She opened her mouth to ask Guy if he could run her back to town so she could go to work after all when a huge roll of thunder exploded overhead, strong enough to shake the hanger. Sharp, bright lightning flared outside the open hanger door at the same time. Although it made her own nerves jangle, she didn't expect Guy to leap from his seat on an upturned old bucket and hit the dirt.
Her hands flew to her mouth but before could respond, the old man moved with speed to tap Guy's shoulder. In the kindest voice she'd heard from him yet, he said,
"Come on, son, get up. It's just the damn storm."
A white-faced Guy rolled to a sitting position and then stood up, looking embarrassed. He didn't meet her eyes and as she racked her brain for something to say that wouldn't offend, he began shaking as if he suffered a harsh chill. His body trembled and his hands quivered. Before Pop could say a word, without thinking about anything but consoling Guy, Angel stepped forward and put her arms around him.
"Hey," she crooned. "Hey. Everything's jake."
After a moment he hugged her, his body still quaking against hers but as he hung onto her tight, like a life preserver in a floodtide river, the shivers started to ease until they just held each other, still and close. She heard Pop snort at some point, listened to his footsteps back away across the hangar but she didn't care.
Once calm, Guy lifted his head and kissed her, his mouth needy and urgent on hers. He all but poured all his turbulent emotions, his fear, his stresses, and his passion into her through his mouth and she took it, let him fill her until she brimmed over with feelings, his and her own.
Something kindled within her and smoldered, a new, darker, richer thing than she ever felt before.
Every inch of her skin prickled with want and each of her inner, secret places she seldom even named moistened with her body's response to his lips. Guy kissed her until her breath came short and fast, until she thought she might swoon with dizziness as her world rocked to its very foundation. If he asked, she would've done anything, right there, on the hangar floor, in front of Pop but instead, after an endless time, they shared a kiss lasting forever.
Guy released her.
"I need you," he said. "Let's beat it."
He took her hand and led her out of the hangar into the pouring rain. By the time they climbed into his flivver, both were soaked to the skin. Her wet dress enhanced everything and her nipples, aroused from his kisses, poked through the fabric with indecent force. Although she heard more thunder and saw lightning flashes, none were as intense as the first. As he drove with speed through the driving rain toward St. Joe she never asked where they were going or what they would do. She knew.

http://www.amazon.com/Guys-Angel-ebook/dp/B0088FCN4K/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1338713511&sr=1-1



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44 comments:

  1. nice excerpt! thanks so much for participating in our hop!!!

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  2. Nice excerpt, indeed. I've added this to my wish list.

    Thanks,
    Tracey D
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  3. I really enjoyed the excerpt. Thank you!
    molly(dot)frenzel(at)gmail(dot)com

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  4. Thanks for participating.

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  5. Loved the excerpt. Thanks for participating. Good luck all.

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  6. Great excerpt! Added to my tbr
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  7. Guy's Angel looks like a fun read! Thank you for sharing and participating in this wonderful hop :)
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  8. Thanks for the excerpt! Guy's Angel sounds great. Thanks for participating!
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  9. Thanks for sharing!

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  10. Nice Excerpt! I added it to my amazon wishlist.

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  11. I love blog hops, I find so many new books to put on my tbr list. Thank you for the great excerpt.

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  12. Wonderful excerpt!

    Demons for me btw ;)

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  13. Great excerpt!
    Yvette
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  14. thanks for the giveaway!
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  15. why choose one when you can have Angels & Demons.

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  16. Fabulous blog hop!

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  17. Team Demon for me!
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  18. I like both!

    Thanks for sharing your excerpt! The book sounds great.

    Great hop!
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  19. love the Fallen Angel series by JR Ward Gale
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  20. Wow, this sounds like a powerful love story. I am sucker for fallen angels. I am loving the hop.
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  21. Loved the excerpt. I am Team Demon all the way! <^_^>
    Thanks for being part of the hop and for the chance to win.

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  22. Great excerpt and I can't wait to read this!!!

    june111(at)att(dot)net

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  23. Loved the excerpt!
    As far as angels vs demons, who doesn't love a bad boy? Demons baby! mawmom@gmail.com

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  24. Great excerpt. Team demon.

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  25. Fallen angels are so much more interesting. Gives a little naughty with the nice.
    Mel
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  26. I love bad boy angels :-)

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  27. Great excerpt, thank you for sharing!

    Thank you for participating in the hop!

    Tabatha Hansen
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  28. Give both angel and demon! Thanks for the excerpt!
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  29. I so would love to read that book!
    Thanks for the giveaway!
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  30. Great excerpt! I choose angels! emily joy drake at gmail dot com

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  31. I like the demons!

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  32. I would prefer something different in a way. But I do prefer both instead of one over the other. I like seeing the different aspects and perspectives on both "species" In folklore, not all demons are evil. And in some depictions, not all angels have compassion for humans just compassion for what they are told to do. That is what interests me more. novels with a demon that is more compassionate, or an Angel who is a fierce warrior, Those are the kinds of novels that really perk me up to read it. Don't get me wrong I love a bad demon, But sometimes I love to be surprised. So I can't choose between the two but I do like different variations of them in romance because it's stimulating. It's not predictable.

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  33. I prefer the Angels :)

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  34. NICE excerpt!
    I like angels and demons. It all depends on the story.
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  35. Nice excerpt. I like both, but my faves would be demons.
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  36. Great excerpt. I love Demons.
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  37. Fantastic excerpt! Demons are the ultimate bad boys, and I have a major "thing" for bad boys, so I'm definitely Team Demon!

    Thanks for the amazing giveaway!
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  38. Thanks for the chance to win! Your excerpt was amazing! can't wait to read the whole thing! I could never choose between angels and demons... I want them both!
    Lisa Hackney
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  39. I like them both, but I prefer demons, especially those with a bit of a soft side. I particularly like Al from Kim Harrison's Hallows series

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    Thanks!

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  40. Thank you for interesting read.

    It's hard for me to pick between Angels & Demons. Both are great to write conflicts, especially internal.
    I believe it depends on writing; how well the characters are written.

    Adila
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  41. I liked the book excerpt and have added it to my book wish list.

    I like angels, but my favorite are demons.

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  42. Thank you for sharing sounds really good! Great giveaway and blog hop!
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  43. Great excerpt! Sounds very good! Fallen Angels! Okay, maybe demons. I love bad boys! :D Thank you for the awesome giveaway!
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  44. I just love your blog. What a wonderful way to advertise your books, and you do seem to be very busy at it. Keep going.

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