Tuesday, August 2, 2011

SADDLE UP by Marie Tuhart + Giveaway

Welcome to Day 2 of August Promotion Month here at The Cozy Page - welcome back Marie Tuhart whose latest book, Quicksilver Ranch: Saddle Up, is available now at The Wild Rose Press!

Enjoy this sneak peek and don't forget that commenters from today and yesterday will be entered to win a box of romance books (see yesterday's post for rules)...

At loose ends after her best friend's wedding, Angie Davidson needs a vacation, so when the gorgeous yet aloof co-owner of the Quick Silver Ranch insists she stay to explore their sexual attraction, she agrees. Though she eagerly bows to his commanding touch in the bedroom, Jared's distant air after lovemaking sparks too many bad memories. Dare she yield to his sexy persuasion and prove he has nothing to fear or will he abandon her like everyone else in her life?

Eager to explore Angie’s vulnerable, submissive nature, Jared plans two weeks of toys and other naughty play. However, the last time he reached for a woman—mentally and physically—she rejected his dominant streak. Jared has no intention of letting Angie that close, no matter how sweetly she shivers beneath his hands.

Can two bruised hearts discover a way to make their tantalizing escape into the perfect way of life?

Excerpt from Quicksilver Ranch: Saddle Up:

Angie drank in the feeling of his body against hers. His hardness to her softness, and part of her wanted to melt in a puddle at his feet, another part wanted to be bold and daring.

“Becca mentioned that you're closing down the ranch for a while.” Maybe a little flirting would work.

“Two weeks. There needs to be some renovations done, and the staff needs some downtime. It was a good time to do it with Tyler gone.”

“How much can be done in two weeks?” She thought back to when they were renovating the offices she now worked in, it seemed like it took months and with every little problem the workmen came to her.

“A lot, if you know how to motivate people.”

“Really?” Angie tilted her head up and fluttered her eyelashes. “And how would you do that?”

The corners of Jared's lips tilted up. “Lots of money.”

Okay, subtle flirting wasn't working with him. Her fingers trailed over his broad shoulder, to his neck, where she stroked his dark brown hair. His hand tightened on her lower back, bringing their hips together. And Angie swore she could feel his hard erection. Good, he wasn't immune to her.

She let her fingers skim from his neck, down over his shoulder blade, down his spine, over his well-defined ass, until she could rest her palm over his butt cheek. Then she squeezed it.

“Behave.” His breath brushed her ear and he swatted her ass.

“You hit me.” She couldn't believe it; he actually smacked her on the ass. Not that it hurt, but heat flowed through her body making her nipples grow harder. She’d never realized a little swat could make her so hot.

“I'll do worse if you don't behave yourself, Angie.”

“Promise?” The word was out of her mouth before she even realized it. The music ended, Jared escorted her back to the table and pulled out her chair.

His palms cupped her cheeks, tilting her face up to his. “We'll talk later.” He dropped a hard brief kiss on her lips before striding away.

Angie's heart skipped several beats while she observed Jared cross the room. She put her fingers to her lips and sank down onto the chair with her core pulsing with need and her panties wet. If he met her later, they wouldn't be talking if she had anything to say about it.

If you would like a bookmark and post card, post your email address in the comments and Marie will contact you directly.

Contest entrants have until 12 EST time tonight to get their comments in, either on today's post or yesterday's. The winner will be announced tomorrow evening! Thank you, Marie, for sharing with us! I can't wait to read Saddle Up!


marybelle said...

I'm loving the excerpt thank you. SADDLE UP is on my list.


Mindy said...

Wow, LOVE the excerpt for "Saddle Up". You thoughts on promotions yesterday were interesting. My favorite promo items are books, pins and book related jewlery.

Mindy :)

Isabel said...

Gosh, how I LOVED this book! Jared is my kind of hero. *sigh*

Marie Tuhart said...

Hi Marybelle,

Thanks for the comment and putting Saddle Up on your list.

Marie Tuhart said...

Hi Mindy,

Thanks for the comments and what promo items you like.

Marie Tuhart said...

Hi Isabel,

Great to see you here. Thanks for the comment about Jared, he is one of a kind.