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Paradise Rules Giveaway: Win a goodie-filled Hawaiian beach tote
Friday, September 18th, 2009

Good morning! Well, the contest has just been going swimmingly, hasn’t it? I’m having a terrific time; hope you are too.
Today…I’m my own guest! I’m showing some quick glimpses of Paradise Rules and I’m giving away some fun prizes to one commenter. I have a Paradise Rules beach tote, a Paradise Rules T-shirt, another lovely silver/ocean ball toe ring, and some fun Hawaiian jewelry–a bead necklace, flower hair clip and cool anklet. You’ll be beach ready! PLUS…some beach reading. Your choice of Wicked Burn, Daring Time or Sweet Restraint!

flashing paradise

Read an excerpt.
Pre-order Paradise Rules here.

When I think about my upcoming book Paradise Rules my mind immediately goes to the gently swaying deck of a houseboat moored on a private, azure-blue lagoon. I can almost feel the sun on my skin and hear the wind chimes trill in the gentle ocean breeze.

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Jason?” she called out hoarsely.

Again, there was only silence.

She distantly heard the sound of water splashing. She walked over to the window and watched, her breath burning in her lungs, as Jason arose out of the ocean with a flex and bulge of defined muscle. He’d obviously taken an afternoon swim. He used his fingers to wipe water out of his face then casually swiped his hand over a ridged abdomen, making a stream of water splash off taut, sun-bronzed skin. Lana stood rigid, paralyzed by the sight of him glittering and flashing in the bright sunlight like an ancient Polynesian god.

She made a small, trapped sound of dismayโ€”or was it longing?โ€”when he suddenly went still and looked directly at her through the pane of glass.

One of the things I really like about Paradise Rules is the juxtaposition between the taut emotions going on between the hero and heroine and this golden, lazy, idyllic…almost magical setting.

Her backbone stiffened. “You don’t seem to have any problems with the fact that you blatantly mislead me.”

He shrugged. “It’s like I said the other night. I got what I wanted, and so did you. What if I did twist the truth a little?”

“Twist the truth?” she repeated incredulously. “I could have you arrested for what you did!”

“You could try.” He watched her as he used the towel around his neck to dry his hair. “But you’d have to admit you solicited sexual services from Hawaiian Nights. That’s not going to please the police any more than my little misrepresentation. I’ll just say it was a mistake that you thought I was a male prostitute.”
She stalked toward him, looking furious. He thought she was about to ream him out when she suddenly stopped dead in her tracks.

Why?” The single word popped out of her mouth, seemingly against her will. “Why the hell did you do that?”

He paused before he let the towel drop to his chest. His cock stiffened to full, leaden readiness, as erect as it might have been after having a woman pamper it with her hands and mouth for long, delicious minutes.

All that from just the sight of Lana’s vulnerability, just the hint of her softness.

“I told you. I wanted you. When the opportunity arose to take what I wanted, I took it.”

She shook her head in amazement. “Just like that.”

“Yeah,” he growled as he came around the granite-topped island that set off his kitchen from the living space. He saw her eyes go wide as he stalked toward her. “Just like that. So why don’t we talk about what’s really important here.” He opened his hand at the back of her neck and pulled her against him. He leaned down until their mouths were just inches apart. The light scent of flowers and sweet woman filtered into his nose. He breathed deeply through his nostrils.

“Tell me why you came, Lana.”

She panted lightly in the taut silence.

“Come on,” he coaxed, his gaze glued to her mouth. “Just say it.”

For some reason, he wasn’t shocked when a single tear spilled down her cheek. He’d sensed her inner conflict from the beginning. It was what fascinated him about her, what drew him like metal to lodestone, despite the fact that his brain blared a warning to stay away from her.

“I . . . ” Her elegant throat convulsed as she swallowed thickly. “I . . . need you. Again.”

Since I’m just sort of rambling without a major goal in this blog entry, I also wanted to let everyone know I’m off to Lake Tahoe tomorrow for some va–ca–tion. ๐Ÿ™‚ So the contest will be broadcast live from beautiful Lake Tahoe next week.

If you leave a comment–about any old thing, really–I’ll enter you to win the Hawaiian gift tote described above! Prize will be given away tomorrow morning.

Happy Friday!

51 comments to “Paradise Rules Giveaway: Win a goodie-filled Hawaiian beach tote”

  1. Lea
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      · September 18th, 2009 at 9:48 am · Link

    Awesome excerpts Beth. Took me right back to the story!

    The visual created as Jason pulls himself from the water is so perfect!

    You enjoy your vacation! Will be looking forward to some pictures.. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Best
    L ๐Ÿ˜€



  2. Amy
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      · September 18th, 2009 at 9:57 am · Link

    You’re such a tease, Beth! Enjoy your vacation and maybe one of these years I’ll be able to come up and meet you there!



  3. CrystalGB
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      · September 18th, 2009 at 10:02 am · Link

    Great excerpts. ๐Ÿ˜€ Have a good weekend.



  4. catharine
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      · September 18th, 2009 at 10:07 am · Link

    I think my computer almost set on fire after that scene! The tension between them is so palpable… yikes! Can’t wait to read the whole thing!



  5. Sharon M
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      · September 18th, 2009 at 10:10 am · Link

    I love the images you invoke with your words. These are great excerpts! I hope to one day go to Lake Tahoe and wish you the best vacation over the next week!



  6. Lisa F.
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      · September 18th, 2009 at 10:16 am · Link

    Loved the excerpts. Enjoy your vacation. I know I could use one right now. But instead I’m heading off to have dental work done. What a way to start a weekend.



  7. Blanche
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      · September 18th, 2009 at 10:36 am · Link

    Hi Beth! I am so looking forward to Paradise Rules!! Great excerpts! :mrgreen:

    Have a wonderful time in Tahoe!!



  8. Mary G
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      · September 18th, 2009 at 10:39 am · Link

    That’s a pretty hot sexcerpt Beth. Have an awesome vacation. You deserve it!! Too bad there’s no vacation time away from us.



  9. Natasha
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      · September 18th, 2009 at 10:40 am · Link

    Please take me with you, it’s getting cold here in Canada already! Boo!



  10. RKCharron
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      · September 18th, 2009 at 10:42 am · Link

    Hi ๐Ÿ™‚
    I love the title of your novel.
    Paradise does rule!
    ๐Ÿ™‚
    Thank you for sharing.
    All the best,
    twitter: @RKCharron
    xoxo



  11. Booklover1335
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      · September 18th, 2009 at 10:53 am · Link

    Hi Beth,
    Just wanted to thank you for more insight into the book and another excerpt.

    Please don’t enter me in the contest today as I already have Wicked Burn, Daring Time and Sweet Restraint ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m sure someone else is just dying to get their hands on one of them as well as all of the other cool beach wear



  12. Amy M
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      · September 18th, 2009 at 10:56 am · Link

    Have a wonderful vacation!!

    I am loving these snippets from the book. Oh it sounds so good!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

    Thanks for another great giveaway!!



  13. Calila
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      · September 18th, 2009 at 10:59 am · Link

    great contest!



  14. Terri W.
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      · September 18th, 2009 at 11:07 am · Link

    Hi Beth,

    Great excerpts and post!

    Thanks for the great giveaways and have a awesome weekend!



  15. elaing8
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      · September 18th, 2009 at 11:23 am · Link

    great excerpt.

    Have a great vacation.



  16. Frana
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      · September 18th, 2009 at 11:37 am · Link

    Hi Beth! I love the excerpts, very tempting ๐Ÿ™‚

    Have a great vacation :mrgreen:



  17. Roberta Harwell
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      · September 18th, 2009 at 11:40 am · Link

    Have a great time on your vacation. This ongoing contest is awesome. Thanks for the excerpts.



  18. Cybercliper
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      · September 18th, 2009 at 11:50 am · Link

    Wickedly tantalizing excerpt!!!



  19. Tracy
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      · September 18th, 2009 at 12:06 pm · Link

    Thanks for the sneak peaks. I know I’m going to love this book! Have a wonderful time in Tahoe.



  20. Jeanette Juan
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      · September 18th, 2009 at 12:49 pm · Link

    Have fun at Lake Tahoe! I love it there!

    Another awesome giveaway thanks!



  21. Jane
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      · September 18th, 2009 at 12:57 pm · Link

    Can’t wait for the release of “Paradise Rules.” Have a great time at Lake Tahoe.



  22. Tracey D
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      · September 18th, 2009 at 1:01 pm · Link

    The excerpts left me wanting more!

    Thanks,
    Tracey



  23. Beth Kery
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      · September 18th, 2009 at 1:46 pm · Link

    Hey, Lea–thanks! Yeah, Jason rising out of the water has sort of mythic overtones, eh? lol.

    Amy! You’re in Nevada, after all! lol.

    Catherine–thanks, so much. Yeah, these two are pretty volatile together. Good thing all that water is surrounding them. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Sharon–thanks for the nice compliment! I do appreciate. I think you’d LOVE Lake Tahoe. On my list, it’s on top for the most scenic/beautiful place ever.



  24. Beth Kery
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      · September 18th, 2009 at 1:52 pm · Link

    Hi Blanche and Lisa–Oh, Lisa…dental work? I’m sorry. Well, get yourself a treat when all is said and done.

    Thank you, RKCharron.

    Oh, Booklover, you wouldn’t like the jewelry, bag or t-shirt? I would give away Paradise Rules, but unfortunately, I haven’t seen ONE copy yet. Nope, notta one.

    Amy and Terri–thanks you guys. Have a great weekend!

    Thanks for all the well-wishes on the vacation, ladies. Really looking forward to it. I think my back has gone totally stiff from stress. ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

    Tracey D–thanks! ๐Ÿ™‚



  25. Jody F.
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      · September 18th, 2009 at 1:57 pm · Link

    Great excerpt! Hoping to read more soon.

    Have a great vacation! Can I go too? I bet I can fit in your suitcase, I’m pretty tiny. LOL!



  26. Estella
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      · September 18th, 2009 at 2:17 pm · Link

    I’m gonna love that book!
    Have a great time at Lake Tahoe.



  27. Maureen
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      · September 18th, 2009 at 2:31 pm · Link

    The excerpt was great and I hope you have a wonderful vacation.



  28. Mona
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      · September 18th, 2009 at 2:33 pm · Link

    Great excerpt. Have a wonderful vacation ๐Ÿ˜€



  29. Susan C
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      · September 18th, 2009 at 3:13 pm · Link

    Hi Beth!
    I absolutely love the excerpt. Hope you have a lovely vacation and maybe post some photos!



  30. Alexa
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      · September 18th, 2009 at 3:19 pm · Link

    OMG! This sounds so good. I need to read this book!



  31. Amy Kathryn
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      · September 18th, 2009 at 4:05 pm · Link

    Have fun at the lake…I love vacationing by the water whether it be ocean, lake, or water. Heck, sometimes I’ll just take a hot tub!



  32. mindy
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      · September 18th, 2009 at 4:14 pm · Link

    enjoy your vacation and thanks so much



  33. sara hurt
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      · September 18th, 2009 at 4:40 pm · Link

    Love the excerpt cant wait to read the book. I think hawaii is so romantic. Have a great vacation and hope you enjoy yourself.



  34. Mari
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      · September 18th, 2009 at 5:22 pm · Link

    Beth I love the cover and I wish I was a skinny as the cover model;)



  35. Virginia C
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      · September 18th, 2009 at 5:25 pm · Link

    Happy Vacation! Wow, those excerpts are giving off some heat! Great sexual chemistry! Thanks for the contest. ๐Ÿ˜‰



  36. Chelsea B.
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      · September 18th, 2009 at 5:44 pm · Link

    What great prizes! And excerpts!



  37. Teresa Warner
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      · September 18th, 2009 at 6:02 pm · Link

    Have a good time and enjoyed the excerpt!



  38. lorettaC
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      · September 18th, 2009 at 6:08 pm · Link

    This is a great contest and I’m having a good time reading the excerpts.

    lorettaC,
    lbcanton@verizon.net



  39. Fedora
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      · September 18th, 2009 at 6:32 pm · Link

    That was a fantastic pick-me-up for Friday ๐Ÿ˜‰ Thanks, Beth, and hope you have a wonderful weekend!!



  40. Rita A
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      · September 18th, 2009 at 6:43 pm · Link

    Mmmm Tropical passion. I love it.



  41. Beth Kery
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      · September 18th, 2009 at 7:19 pm · Link

    Hi guys! Last minute preparations for my vacation, but I wanted to pop in and say thanks so much for the nice words. The winner will be announced VERY early in the morning before I go to the airport, and then you are in for a treat, because Opal Carew will be rocking the house.

    Talk to you soon!



  42. Dina
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      · September 18th, 2009 at 7:54 pm · Link

    have a great time Beth and thanks for having an escape for me to come here and have fun.



  43. Raonaid Luckwell
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      · September 18th, 2009 at 10:23 pm · Link

    Enjoy that vacation of yours, sounds like bliss!



  44. RachieG
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      · September 18th, 2009 at 10:36 pm · Link

    Count me in! I helped put in a water heater today…and I’m in the mood for a Hawaiian vacation ๐Ÿ™‚ hehe!



  45. Armenia
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      · September 18th, 2009 at 10:45 pm · Link

    I loved the excerpts.. keep teasing us with more. ๐Ÿ˜€

    Have a great vacation. ๐Ÿ˜Ž



  46. Lori T
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      · September 18th, 2009 at 10:51 pm · Link

    I hope that you have a wonderful vacation. We are supposed to be very chilly this weekend. I hope that you have amazing weather.



  47. Kammie
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      · September 18th, 2009 at 11:22 pm · Link

    Growling and a towel dropping….I want to read more! It sounds great!

    Have fun on your vacation!



  48. Paula
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      · September 19th, 2009 at 1:14 am · Link

    Have a wonderful vacation!



  49. Hockeyvampiress
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      · September 19th, 2009 at 8:32 am · Link

    Addddddd me in to the holiday fun



  50. RobynL
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      · September 19th, 2009 at 1:56 pm · Link

    Hi Beth,
    what an ‘uplift’ it will be for the winner to receive a great prize. Trust the vacation went great/is going great.







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