Books To Go Now’s Hot Summer Nights Blog Hop May 22- May 29, 2013

BWS tips button Welcome to the Books To Go Now’s Hot Summer Nights Blog Hop!

We are offering two Grand Prizes!! In order for readers to take part, they must leave their comment and email address.  Two winners will be chosen at random and notified no later than May 31, 2013.

1st Grand Prize: (1) Kindle Fire!

2nd Grand Prize: (1) $100 Amazon Gift Card

I’m offering to give my  entire Mambo Mediterranean Series to one lucky commenter.

The Winner will be announced on May 30, 2013 – check back here to claim your prize, or check my FB or Twitter posts.

Anyone who leaves a comment with their email address is entered in not only this blog hop, but my KINDLE FOR FIREWORKS CONTEST. That’s two chances to win TWO KINDLE FIRES.

Without further ado, here is my post for the Hot Summer’s Night Blog Hop:

TN_3_JC_CarnalinCannes_coverinExcerpt from Carnal in Cannes:

Martine took two steps forward, set her palms on his chest, and their gazes fastened. “Is it now that we play your Blind Man’s game?”
“Have you been thinking about it all evening?” Harry asked.
“C’est intriguing non? But where do we find the blind man? And who is nekkid?”
Harry chuckled, retrieved a tie from the closet, and wrapped the red strip of silk around her palm.
“Tie it around my eyes,” he ordered.
When Martine had him good and truly trussed she asked, “What now?”
He swung into a horizontal position on the mattress, rested his head in his hands, and said, “Rule number one. You get to do anything you want. Have anything you want. Stop anytime you want. It’s all about you. The goal of the game is to identify whatever you’re holding or touching or kissing.”
“And rule number two?”
“I get a turn after you.”
She fell silent studying the sculpted lines of his male beauty.
“We don’t have to do this if you don’t want to, Martine,” Harry said, and he turned his head on the pillow, easily pinpointing her direction despite the blindfold. “Tell me what you want.”
Working up the courage to answer, she inhaled the aromas of the candles, a cleansing ginseng fragrance, and on her exhale she skittered closer and brushed her lips on the cusp of his shoulder. Admiring his bulging muscles, the sharp indentation midarm to his elbow, she ran her fingers down his warm flesh. The nuns avoided all mention of body parts and workings, and she’d reached adulthood aware mainly of how coupling occurred.
“What is this muscle, Harry?” She squeezed the thickest part of his arm.
For a few seconds he didn’t answer, and her stomach went all jittery.
“That’s the deltoid. Feels good when you do that.”
“You have beautiful shoulders, strong, and I can see where each muscle begins and ends.” She bent to kiss a taut spot near the crook of his neck. “And this?” Her exhale sifted a lock of warm brown hair curling around a vein that went all the way to his ear. Unable to resist she traced the throbbing vessel, nuzzling the damp flesh cording his throat.
“Trapezius,” he replied, his voice low and husky.
“I know these,” she said, placing her palms flat on his chest. “Pectorals. Men are so different here from women.”
“Praise the Lord almighty,” Harry muttered.
“So strong,” she murmured, fingering a ridged groove of flesh extending from the middle of his torso. “This is the six-pack, non? Three here and three on the other side. This one lower than its mate.”
On impulse she leaned over and used the tip of her tongue to trace each grove. Harry intoxicated her senses. She grew drunk on his now familiar Harry fragrance—soap, the CK aftershave she’d discovered in the bathroom, and a spiciness all his own. Her ears filled with his each rasped inhale, each muffled grunt, and the occasional hiss when she hit a sensitive spot.
Her tongue absorbed the slight musk and salt in the taste of him, and she closed her eyes to savor his flavor and smell, hoping she’d always be able to conjure the aroma after their year ended. She laid her cheek to his belly and ran a finger around the rim of his navel. A film of sweat coated his skin there, making the ridges outlining his six-pack glisten.

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  1. shadowluvs2read says

    Hi! I love the excerpt! This sounds so good!! Thank you for taking part in this awesome hop! Its so much fun! Its wonderful meeting and seeing so many great people! 🙂

  2. Michelle Bledsoe says

    Reading your books will make some great summer memories for me…LOL
    I will always remember going to Disney World when I was six and preferring to stay in the hotel pool rather than go to the parks…terrible I know….

    koonie2888 at yahoo dot com

  3. I enjoyed the excerpt. Thanks for the giveaway.

  4. Thanks for the opportunity!

  5. Vanessa N. says

    Great excerpt. Love blog hops. Thanks for the chance.

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  6. BookLady says

    Great excerpt. Thanks for sharing and thanks for the fantastic giveaway!

  7. Kaci Verdun says

    Great excerpt, thanks for the chance to win!
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  8. Elizabeth Inglee Richards says

    Loved the excerpt

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  9. I like the game in the excerpt.
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  10. nice exceprt
    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

  11. Rita Wray says

    Thank you for the giveaway.

  12. Loved the excerpt and searched for more on Goodreads and Amazon. The Mediterranean Mambo series is on TOP of my TBR list now. And Harrison Indiana Ford is a great name 😉
    alifeamongbooks [at] gmail [dot] com

  13. Veronica M says

    My anatomy classes would’ve gone so much better if I could learn like this

  14. BookAttict says

    Thanks for the amazing excerpt and giveaway!

    elizabeth @ bookattict . com

  15. Thanks for sharing the giveaway! such a generous prize!!

    andralynn7 AT gmail DOT com

  16. veronica vaughn says

    this looks like something I want to read neonangelwings(at)yahoo(dot)com veronica vaughn

  17. Thank you and GL to everyone! jmelter(at)gmail(dot)com

  18. Judy Peterson says

    Your are one of my favorite authors. I love your Viking stories! This is just as good and I can’t wait to read the rest of the book. Keep up the great job you are doing and have a fantastic year. I hope you foot is better?

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  19. Great excerpt. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!


  20. Thanks for the excerpt. Now it makes me want to read the rest of the story. Thanks for having the giveaway

  21. Shelly Hammond says

    Wow, what a great excerpt. It certainly left me wanting to know a lot more. I really enjoy the style of the writing and found, from the excerpt, that it was refreshing and seems very different from other writers. I am going to be heading to Amazon to check out more just as soon as I am done spending more time on the blog here making sure I didn’t miss a single thing! I like the sound of that game as well 😀

    Thank you for the chance to enter the giveaway and I hope everyone has a super summer!

    Shelly H.
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  22. Susan Frances says

    You have stirred all of the senses that matter in a love sense. Very intuituve Jianne.

  23. Sounds great. Thanks for the awesome hop and giveaway.
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  24. Irene Rosa says

    Thank you for taking part in this hop.
    Irene Rosa
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  25. Colleen C. says

    Wonderful snippet! 😀 Happy Blog Hop!
    Wow, two chances to win a Kindle… thanks for the chance!
    greenshamrock AT cox DOT net

  26. Your writing is refreshingly different, Jianne. Thank you for sharing the excerpt. I’m excited by the extra opportunity to win a Kindle Fire.
    Kimberly Comeau
    casey 446 at hot mail dot c o m

  27. Thanks for dropping by, Wendy.

  28. Great excerpt Jianne as always! Great contests too with great prizes!


  29. Wendy Pogrant says

    Thanks for participating in the hop.
    Wendy Pogrant [email protected]


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