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Weekend Contest, One Free, Autographed Copy of Explosive!
Sunday, November 21st, 2010

Hope you all are enjoying your Sundays! I know I am. Today, I have one autographed copy of Explosive to give away to one commenter on this exclusive excerpt of my upcoming contemporary/erotic/suspense from Berkley Heat, Explosive.


Her smile faded when she saw his mouth flatten. She didn’t tell herself to move, but suddenly she’d stepped deeper into the harbor between his spread knees. She cupped his jaw with her palm.

“I’m sorry,” she whispered.


Awkwardness crashed through her at his taut inquiry.

“I . . . I had heard that your parents were killed.”

His hand covered hers. “That was a long time ago. I was lucky enough to be blessed with two sets of parents. Iris and Joseph Carlisle have loved me like their own son.”

She glanced down. “I must sound ungrateful to you. Complaining
about my parents.”

He lifted her chin. “I didn’t hear you complaining. We were having a conversation. You were just telling it like it is.”

For a full few seconds, their gazes clung. Sophie was distantly aware that the storm had swelled to its full fury. Rain lashed at the windows and thunder rumbled all around them. She blinked when she realized she’d been staring fixedly at Thomas’s mouth.

His hands settled on her waist and his head came nearer.

“I should put another bandage on your neck,” she warned.

“Later,” he muttered before his mouth brushed hers in a questing kiss. His lips felt warm and firm. She opened her mouth, sandwiching his lower lip between her own, caressing him and biting softly.

He groaned and pulled her tighter against his body.

“What am I doing here, Sophie?” he asked in a gruff whisper, his mouth hovering a fraction of an inch above hers. His fingers delved with a gentle possessiveness into the flesh of her hip.

“You need time, Thomas. To heal.”

He lifted his head, looking a little stunned, perhaps at the sound of her authoritative tone. He abruptly slid to the edge of the chair and pressed her into his body.

“And you think you can heal me, Sophie?” he rasped, a sardonic smile tilting his lips. His hands opened over her buttocks.

She whimpered at the feeling of his cock hardening against her belly. Her hands rose to his waist where her fingers relished the feeling of thick, smooth skin. She found she couldn’t get enough of the sensation. She’d learned last night that Thomas possessed a proclivity for restraining her during sex. The moments when he’d allowed her to touch him, to get her full fill of him, had been too few and far between.

“I . . . don’t know,” she responded, distracted by the feeling of his body beneath her fingertips. “Time is what you need. But . . . I want to be here. With you,” she added, holding his stare.

She felt the tension rise in his muscles. He shook his head slowly. “I feel like someone else has come and taken over my body. You have no idea the things I want to do to you. If you knew, you’d run. Take your chance now, Sophie. Tell me to go.”

She felt her pulse throbbing madly at her throat when she saw the feral gleam in dark green eyes. Maybe she should heed his advice? She knew that it would be the smart thing to stay away from him. But for some reason, Sophie didn’t want to be careful and rational. Not in the case of Thomas Nicasio.

“You’re not going anywhere,” she whispered.

His mouth slanted into a snarl before he seized her mouth with his own.

EXPLOSIVE, available in stores December 7.
Read more about Explosive here.
And if you haven’t yet put your entry in the hat for the free Kindle and a $50 Amazon gift certificate, do so right above this post.

37 comments to “Weekend Contest, One Free, Autographed Copy of Explosive!”

  1. Amelia
      · November 21st, 2010 at 9:08 am · Link

    Beth, I may have to take a sick day to read it! Can’t wait! It’s our pick for next month’s book club.

  2. Stephanie
      · November 21st, 2010 at 9:10 am · Link

    Explosive (sorry couldn’t help it :mrgreen: ), tension-filled excerpt! Wonderful writing Beth! Is this going to be part of a series or a stand alone?

  3. Carol L
      · November 21st, 2010 at 9:56 am · Link

    Wow, Thomas sounds like a hell of a lover. πŸ™‚
    Can’t wait to read this story.
    Carol L.

  4. Fedora
      · November 21st, 2010 at 10:00 am · Link

    What a terrific excerpt, Beth! Woohoo!

  5. elaing8
      · November 21st, 2010 at 10:13 am · Link

    Thanks for sharing an excerpt. I can’t wait to read this book.

  6. Patti (Book Addict)
      · November 21st, 2010 at 11:54 am · Link

    Great excerpt – I want to know what led up to this scene (and what happens next *heh*).

    Love your books!

    bookaddictpatti at cox dot net

  7. Melanie S.
      · November 21st, 2010 at 12:06 pm · Link

    oh my, that sounds breath-taking – thanks so much for sharing!
    greetings, Melanie

  8. Jennifer D.
      · November 21st, 2010 at 12:22 pm · Link

    Hi Beth

    Thanks for the new & exclusive excerpt. I wish this book was available already – I can’t wait to read the story!! πŸ˜€

  9. Himeko
      · November 21st, 2010 at 12:31 pm · Link

    I loved the excerpt!

  10. Scorpio M.
      · November 21st, 2010 at 12:56 pm · Link

    Yes, I agree with all the above comments, Great excerpt! Whets the appetite for more.

  11. Mahlet
      · November 21st, 2010 at 12:58 pm · Link

    Whoa! That was tense – I just loved it πŸ™‚ The wait’s almost over for us all!

  12. Cathy M
      · November 21st, 2010 at 12:59 pm · Link

    All the excerpts I’ve read are fabulous, and I love their chemistry. Thanks for the chance at an early copy, Beth.

  13. Jeanette Juan
      · November 21st, 2010 at 2:02 pm · Link

    Great excerpt!

  14. Amy Kathryn
      · November 21st, 2010 at 2:17 pm · Link

    You are just making it harder to wait, Beth, every time you talk about this book.

  15. Lori
      · November 21st, 2010 at 2:42 pm · Link

    Great excerpt. Sounds. Like another set of complicated characters. And the cover? Beautiful!

  16. Tabitha
      · November 21st, 2010 at 2:42 pm · Link

    Oh. Fanning myself now.

  17. Joder
      · November 21st, 2010 at 3:23 pm · Link

    Oh wow, that’s a very steamy excerpt! The two of them are smokin hot together and I look forward to reading more about them.

  18. Valerie
      · November 21st, 2010 at 3:28 pm · Link

    Thanks for the tease…you tease…hehe!!!!

    I’ve put this book on my wishlist…..

    in Germany

  19. Jane
      · November 21st, 2010 at 3:43 pm · Link

    Thanks for the excerpt, Beth. Can’t wait for its release.

  20. chey
      · November 21st, 2010 at 4:04 pm · Link

    Sounds great!

  21. Amy M
      · November 21st, 2010 at 4:27 pm · Link

    I cannot wait for December to get here to I can get my early Christmas gift!! I feel like I have been looking forward to this book all year!!

    Amy M

  22. Lisa F.
      · November 21st, 2010 at 4:44 pm · Link

    Oh, I want, I want, I want. I wish it was December already cause November has been a month I want to forget. My 17year old niece was killed, I was told I need back surgery, and my parents moved in with me. So, come on December!

  23. Cecile
      · November 21st, 2010 at 4:51 pm · Link

    Oh wow, I love the comment about taking a day off of work to read the book! I agree with that 100%!
    Please count me in!!!! You know I think this is an awesome giveaway!

  24. Estella
      · November 21st, 2010 at 7:25 pm · Link

    Sounds sooo good!

  25. Rory G
      · November 21st, 2010 at 7:38 pm · Link

    Release day can’t come soon enough!

  26. becky jean
      · November 21st, 2010 at 7:40 pm · Link

    I am sooooooo ciked for this book!

  27. Joy
      · November 21st, 2010 at 8:44 pm · Link

    Looking forward to this book!

  28. Sherry S.
      · November 21st, 2010 at 9:37 pm · Link

    Great excerpt. I can’t wait to see what happens next.

  29. Chelsea B.
      · November 21st, 2010 at 10:16 pm · Link

    Whew! All’s I got to say πŸ˜‰

  30. Linda Henderson
      · November 21st, 2010 at 11:45 pm · Link

    I can’t wait to read this one. Very hot cover and excerpt.

  31. Amalia
      · November 22nd, 2010 at 12:20 am · Link

    Love the excerpt. Is it December yet?

  32. Natasha A.
      · November 22nd, 2010 at 5:51 am · Link

    ACK! I hope I’m not too late!! I absolutely love the cover of Explosive!!

  33. Kathy Barwick
      · November 22nd, 2010 at 6:56 am · Link

    OH My!! Can not wait, I want it Now!!!!

  34. booklover1335
      · November 22nd, 2010 at 7:14 am · Link

    I have a strong suspicion that Sophie is the perfect person to heal him πŸ™‚ Thanks for the excerpt!

  35. zina
      · November 22nd, 2010 at 8:14 am · Link

    Well I’m late today, been working at the food drive all weekend. A great excerpt Beth, I love love scenes during storms.

  36. SarahM
      · November 22nd, 2010 at 10:31 am · Link

    Must. Win. This. Book. πŸ™‚ I cannot wait for it to come out!!

  37. Anne
      · November 22nd, 2010 at 10:46 am · Link

    Great excerpt! Really want to read about what happened the night before.

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