Tuesday, March 19, 2013

An Unexpected First Kiss! Rites of Spring Blog H O P #prizes

Spring is in the air and so is romance. The Rites of Spring Blog Hop is all about firsts. What's more romantic that kissing someone you love for the first time? At your wedding!
Prizes galore on this Blog hop! Enter win a Kindle Fire, $50 Amazon Gift Card or $10 gift card. Over 75 bloggers and lots of great prizes at each blog. Details below.
First,  how about a fun first-kiss scene from my newest release, Forever's Promise? Hope you enjoy!

   The Justice of the Peace winked. "I pronounce you man and wife. You may now kiss your bride."  
   Wait. What?
   Russ’s brows furrowed for a quick second.
   Her eyes widened and her breath caught in her throat. They had to do it. Annabelle and her father would be expecting it.
   Russ leaned forward, grasped the nape of her neck in his hand, and tugged her close. His lips met hers, firm, and yet yielding. Molten liquid spread from her chest to the tips of her toes and her heart beat triple time. He eased his tongue between her lips, deepening the kiss, and her legs weakened. Her mind went blank and her body took over, responding to him, drinking him in.
   The Justice of the Peace cleared his throat and Annabelle whispered, "Yuck."
   That was enough to break the spell. They parted, leaving only inches between them. She gazed into his eyes and saw her own desire reflected back.
   She licked her lips, tasting him.
   No. My body did not just respond to him like that. Friends didn’t affect each other like that when they kissed. Had to be the heat of the moment. Who wouldn’t get caught up in a kiss at a wedding?
Heck, even the guests at weddings usually got caught up in the romance. That was it.
   Breathe, damn it. Breathe.
   She took a deep breath.

Forever's Promise available now:
Amazon Kindle   Barnes and Noble Nook

Now to the prizes!

1st Grand Prize
Kindle Fire (international)
2nd Grand Prize
$50 Amazon gift certificate
Prize for Joya's Blog: $10 Amazon Gift Card
Ways you can win:
For the Grand Prizes, use the Rafflecopter form below.
To win Joya's prize, follow my blog. Just leave a comment telling me you've followed (be sure to leave your email so I can contact you, too) and you're entered! If you already follow, leave me a comment reminding me that you follow and you're entered! Thanks!!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Be sure to check out all the participating blogs in the Rites of Spring Blog Hop to increase your chance of winning the Grand Prizes!


Jessica E. Subject said...

Thanks for participating, Joya! :)

laurie said...

Thanks for participating, Joya! :)


JeanMP said...

Thanks for being part of this fun blog hop.
Follow via GFC JeanMP
skpetal at hotmail dot com

Stacey said...

Thanks Joya
Follow thru GFC Stacey

Karen H said...

Thanks for taking part in this hop. I am a new follower: Karen H in NC

kareninnc at gmail dot com

Unknown said...

I have followed via GFC with the name Shelly Hammond (I would be a terribly spy type person!) Looking forward to exploring your blog a bit once I finish typing this! It's the first time I've come across it so it's going to be fun discovering a new author :D

My very favorite thing about spring is opening up the windows again. I am starting to miss the fresh air!

I also can't wait for the soft ice cream stands to open back up! Even though none are close to me and I probably can't actually afford to go to them (often anyway) there's just something cool knowing they are starting to open up!

Thank you for the chance to enter the giveaway and happy spring everyone!

Shelly H.

Unknown said...

I follow via GFC!! Thanks for the giveaway and hop! mikiajanai@yahoo.com

Kaye Manro said...

I do so much love the fresh air of Spring. Have a great hop!

BLHmistress said...

Thanks for the giveaway!



veRONIca said...

Now I want to know why they are getting married....my TBR list just keeps getting longer and longer lol


Anonymous said...

Signed up for your blog.

Loved the tease. Keep writing so I can keep reading.


SheriV said...

I follow by GFC SheriV

smurfettev AT gmail DOT com

Natasha said...

I follow by GFC: Natasha D
Thanks for the chance to win!
natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

BookLady said...

Happy Spring!
Thanks for the giveaway.

magic5905 said...

I follow on gfc-magic5905
Thanks for the giveaway.
magic5905 at embarqmail dot com

Unknown said...

GFC: Ana Smith

Thanks for the giveaway!

anasmith1919 at gmail dot com

Tamara Hoffa said...

All the pretty flowers!
followed GFC

celina k said...

The book sounds amazing, great excerpt! I follow via GFC(Celina K).

dreammie_angel at yahoo dot com

Mimi Smith said...

I follow with GFC: Mimi Smith

And my fav thing about spring is the weather.

anasmithblue AT gmail DOT com

Joya said...

You guys rock! You are leaving such wonderful comments. I appreciate all of your kind words and my fingers are crossed for you on prize drawing day!! Thanks for your support. :)

Unknown said...

New GFC follower under the code name "Scott Wilcox" Okay it isn't really a code name. I hijacked my boyfriend's never used Google Account when we got together!

Thanks for the great giveaway,

Kirsten! said...

Thanks for the giveaway!
I already follow via GFC- Kirsten!
aircdrewood at gmail dot com

Cindi said...

I follow gfc--cynthia clubbs

Michelle Bledsoe said...

Thanks for the contest.
GFC-Michelle Bledsoe
koonie2888 at yahoo dot com

Unknown said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

GFC: Bookish Stacy


books4me said...

following through GFC (books4me)

thank you for the giveaway!

books4me67 at ymail dot com

Unknown said...

thank you for sharing in the hop!

jukyjoauka at aol dot com

i'm following by way of GFC under kyla whitley


Joya said...

Thanks so much for participating in the Rites of Spring blog hop, everyone.

Kristen! You are the winner for my blog give away of $10 gift card. I'll email you now!