Welcome to Hot Summer Nights Blog Hop

By | May 23, 2013

Join over 80 authors sharing their hot reads and giving away exciting prizes. Wait! It gets even better. There will be two grand prizes awarded to two randomly drawn winners: a Kindle Fire and a $100 Amazon Gift Card. To be eligible to win the grand prize, you MUST leave a comment with a valid email address on the main hop page.

 

Here’s what readers say about exotic romantic adventure, MESSAGE FROM VIOLA MARI 



...surprising twists and turns make it difficult to put it down. –Kathleen Huebner

Her beautifully descriptive style with the delicious splashes of witty humour throughout, are a delight for the senses.–Ellen Cross

Investigating ancient underwater meteorite impact sites with Justin, Marissa becomes involved in life-threatening intrigues in a conflict that leads to an action-packed climax.–Dean McMillin

Description
World-renowned oceanographer and meteorite specialist Marissa Jones uncovers evidence that a comet cloud will soon destroy Earth. When aspiring writer and her best friend Jennifer begs her to take a Saturday morning sci-fi writing class, Marissa reluctantly agrees. Writing her real-life story as fiction gives her an astonishing new perspective on the anomalous set of craters she discovered off the La Jolla Coast.
But this favor for her friend stirs up more than scientific results…writing teacher Justin Lincoln goads her constantly and taunts her with his irresistible curly blond locks and steely physique he knows only too well make women drool. Marissa teeters on the edge of anger and raging attraction for this irritating man. But it’s a terrible time to let lust call the shots when the world’s about to end and Marissa’s the only one who can save everyone.
Excerpt
Men in my life, in La Jolla and elsewhere, had been few and far between. I spent most of my waking hours working alongside male coworkers who cocooned themselves in polyester and bathed infrequently. My mother suggested taking up tennis and golf to meet eligible bachelors, so I dutifully joined the La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club.

On the tennis and golf course, the closest I ever came to a romantic encounter was when a Kevin Costner look-alike handed me a golf ball that had hit him in the head and glared at me. Then there was the titillating conversation I had with a dark-haired police officer after I sent a golf ball reeling through the window of someone’s BMW.

It’s not that I’m out of shape. I’m proficient at running and swimming. But engaging in any sport that requires swinging, balancing or hitting any kind of target—other than an unintended one—is a high-risk endeavor for me.

People often romanticize the typical day-in-the-life of a female oceanographer. They imagine that I stand with windblown hair on the bow of a majestic ocean vessel, my makeup undisturbed after photographing underwater scenes from the safe cocoon of my submersible. But no, I am the woman every mother prays her daughter won’t become. Once a tomboy who petted amphibians and reptiles and collected rows of muddy rocks, rather than dolls, I’m now an employed adult who rarely dons cosmetic products and spends most of my waking hours in a windowless laboratory.

I was completely content with my dirty fingernails, make-up free face, and solitary weekend nights in the lab until one of Jennifer’s schemes landed me face-to-face with a man who transformed my ordered universe into chaos.

Buy Links
As part of this blog hop, I’m giving away:  2 eBook copies of MESSAGE FROM VIOLA MARI and a signed paperback copy of THE OPEN WATER SWIMMER. Just leave a comment with an email address below this post to be entered to win. Winners will be randomly selected and announced May 30th. Thanks!
  
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26 thoughts on “Welcome to Hot Summer Nights Blog Hop

  1. Mer

    Thanks for the excerpt! Fascinating blurb–that’s quite the setup! It’s interesting to imagine what we might do if the world was ending soon.

    dancingcelt at gmail dot com

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  2. Casey

    I’m tickled by your heroine’s delightful humor. This sounds like a great read. I’m crossing my fingers.
    Kimberly
    casey 446 at hot mail (dot) c o m

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  3. Shelly Hammond

    This book sounds great. I love the narrative and style. I am going to head over and check it out on Amazon. I also love this blog. The ocean in the background may just cause me to head over to the hubby and start trying to convince him the ocean would be a very nice place to go sometime this summer…

    Thank you for the chance to enter the giveaway and for the chance to learn about the book.

    Happy summer one and all!

    Shelly H.
    booski24@hotmail.com

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    1. Sabrina Devonshire

      Hi Shelly,
      I’m glad you enjoyed the clip. I had fun putting together the blog and main site with my webmaster. All my stories are exotic romantic adventures so I wanted to show that on the sites…
      Cheers,
      Sabrina

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  4. Pam

    Sounds like a great book. Thanks for the giveaway!

    pjmillion(at)comcast(dot)net

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  5. BookLady

    What an interesting book! Thanks for sharing the excerpt and thanks for the great giveaway.
    bhometchko(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  6. Amanda

    My favorite summer nights are spent on the porch with my hubby watching our kids play in the yard. Thanks for the giveaway!
    asdidonato77(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  7. Shadow

    Hi! I love the sound of this one! 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! 🙂
    shadowluvs2read(at)gmail(dot)com

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  8. Sabrina Devonshire

    My winners today are…for the MESSAGE FROM VIOLA MARI e-book copies – Justin Melter and Kaci Verdun. And for the signed copy of THE OPEN WATER SWIMMER – Mer. I will send all of you e-mails with instructions in a few minutes. Please feel free to email me at sabrina@corazondeloro.com if you have questions. Congratulations and happy reading 🙂 Thanks to everyone who dropped in and visited me this week!

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