Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Lovestruck Giveaway Hop

Lovestruck and Weak-kneed

What book made me go a little gooey in the brain pan and weak in the knees? I’m glad you asked.

The book is Riptide
The names of the heroes who took my heart and ran away with it?  Rory Frazier and Evan Sinclair. Yes, there are two of them, and they compliment each other so well I couldn’t pick one without the other. That’s okay though, because neither could the heroine, Jessica. I fell more than a little in love with these two men, and part of me wishes I could trade places with Jessica.

Strong, proud and fiercely devoted the ones they love, Rory and Evan are creatures out of myth. They’re selkies: shapeshifters that have left the sea to live as men. They’ve been looking for the one woman who will complete their triad, but when they find her, she’s nothing like they were expecting and more than they ever dreamed of.

Rory Frazier: "You've got us now, though, baby. You're not on your own anymore."

Evan Sinclair: "Holy shit, there's a goddess in our room."



Jess started moving around the kitchen like a hummingbird, flitting here and there with what he could clearly see was nervousness. Taking the bull by the horns, he stepped into her path just as she turned to hand him several wine glasses. She squawked with surprise and started to step backward, but Evan moved with her across the floor until she bumped up against the cabinets.
“Sweetheart, relax.” He took the glasses and set them down on the nearest countertop. He grazed his knuckles down her cheek and marveled at how soft her skin was.
“I’m not used to having anyone else in the kitchen, that’s all.”
“Liar,” Evan used his arms to cage her in as he stepped in close enough their bodies were connected from thigh to chest. “You’re feeling exactly the same thing we are, aren’t you?”
“I—what?” She blinked up at him, confusion and desire at war in the depths of her crystalline eyes.
Unable to resist, Evan dipped his head and feathered a delicate kiss over her trembling lips. She tensed and lifted her hands to his chest, but instead of pushing him away, her fingers curled into his shirt and held on.
“So what happened to our plan to go slow and easy?” Rory asked dryly from somewhere behind him.
Evan grinned down at Jess’s flushed face and stood up slowly, happy to note she didn’t move her hands from his chest. “Change of tactics.”
“You two had a plan?” Jess asked as her curious gaze darted between them.
“Not so much a plan, really. More a fervent hope you’d still be interested in getting to know us better.”


If you would like to read more about Riptide or any of my other books, you can check out my blog or head over to http://www.bookstrand.com/susan-hayes

Thanks so much for being a part of the Lovestruck Blog Hup! 


I'm going to be giving away two e-copies of Riptide! Just click the link and follow the instructions to win. Good luck!. Contest runs from August 14th until August 20th, 2013. Contest is international. If you have an email, I can send you a copy of the book. :)  Oh yes, and 5 entries max, please!

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  1. My heart races every time i see and hear my beautiful fiance she is the love of my life, joehawkshaw@yahoo.com

  2. I love perma-grin until someone notices! Riptide sounds like a yummy read!

  3. I love the way my husband looks at me,makes my heart speed up <3

  4. Wow, that top dude is hot! Perma-grins are the best!

  5. thanks for the giveaway!


  6. I love the butterfly feeling in your stomach! n.kuhn.acn@gmail.com

  7. I like the way everything seems a lot better, all of a sudden!


  8. I love the grin I get when I get through the book and hit that HEA. I love romance stories, I am such a junkie :) Thanks for the contest! Book Savvy Babe

  9. I like the butterflies and the grin. Thanks for the hop and giveaway .

  10. I love all of it... the butterflies in my stomach, my heart racing, the perpetual grin and good mood! All of it! Thank you for the giveaway!

  11. Being truly lovestruck is such a rare emotion. I love the feeling of just knowing when he enters the room, of my stomach dropping to the floor and my heart stopping briefly before it pounds wildly when I hear his voice. I love the way his smell, touch and taste sets me on fire, and the way even hearing his voice on the phone can set my pulse racing madly. I love seeing him walking across the room and knowing that, no matter who looks at him, or who might talk to him, he is MINE - that whole feeling of oneness that is so rare is all part of being lovestruck, to me. michelle_willms@yahoo.com

  12. I love all these answers! Thank you and keep them coming!

  13. It's the contentment of loving and being loved still after the kids have given us grandkids! We still hold hands walking down the street and get soppy grins.


  14. Being happy and the way your heart races.
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

  15. I love the feeling of butterflies in my stomach.

  16. Susan, I love paranormals and have read all kinds, but I've not read selkie paranormals before. Do they usually live in triads rather than have one mate for life like wolves, leopards, and vampires? I'm really interested in this, especially after reading the excerpt. jdh2690@gmail.com

    1. Oops, forgot to answer the question! What I love about being lovestruck or smitten is the glow I wake up with in the mornings and the joy I experience as I go about my days. The nights do make my pulse speed up, and I also do grin a lot. :-)

  17. Hi Janice! Great question. All the myths I found about selkies refer to the females being greatly prized as wives by human men. If they discovered where the women came to shore they would wait in hiding for them to shed their pelt and then the men would steal it, rendering the woman unable to change forms and bound to the one who held her pelt. I decided that in my stories, the selkie men developed the triad system to safeguard their women from being stolen away as one of them could always be with her.

  18. the grin

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

  19. The way my heart races. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  20. The grin and how my heart races.
    sstrode at scrtc dot com