Wednesday, April 10, 2013

BCM's Third Birthday Bash - Celebration Post # 20

Before we get to today's giveaway I'll post about being part of the Books Complete Me Blog.  I am the newest member having joined just this past summer. I am grateful to be a part of this wonderful group where I get to spread my love for great books with a lot of other like minded people.  I have found that at author's signings I can be a bit tongue-tied so it was a challenge initially for me to contact authors and ask them for things like interviews, extras or even just sharing my reviews.  Luckily authors are a very special group of people that are super nice and are willing to work with us bloggers for our followers.  Even though I am probably still the shyest member of the blog when it comes to contacting authors I have enjoyed the challenge and the responses.  I love to share a little something extra with our followers when I can.  I am, after all, first and foremost a reader like you who loves extras and is on the hunt for my next good read.

We are giving away 3 e-books today:
Life On The Edge- Jennifer Comeaux
Daisy Madigan's Paradise by Suzy Turner
The Ghost of Josiah Grimshaw by Suzy Turner

Are you excited to win? Here are the rules:

  • Must be 13 or older to enter.
  • Winners will have 48 hours to respond to our email and select a book format (epub, mobi). After 48 hours we will need to pick another winner.
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Here's a special treat from one of the books we are giving away today.  It is a deleted scene from Jennifer Comeaux's Life On The Edge.

I hung back in the kitchen to get a breather from the party in the den, and Nick came up and put his arm around me. "Are you having fun? Your costume is amazing."

"Thanks." I glanced down at my gray 1940’s-style dress. The sweetheart neckline and belted waist fit perfectly after the tailor’s alterations.

"Hey, where's your new boyfriend?” I asked. “I wanted to meet him."
"Oh, that was over before it started. He was too high-maintenance."

"I'm sorry. Aubrey said you were really cute together."

"Yeah, he was doll. I should've known he was too good to be true." Nick looked across the granite island into the den. "And speaking of dolls, check out Sergei in the uniform."
I’d been trying all night not to stare too much at Sergei, but I let myself take a moment now to appreciate how ridiculously hot he looked in his navy police uniform. The tight shirt showed off his muscular chest, and the short sleeves hugged his biceps. My eyes traveled downward to the holster resting on his lean hips. I felt my face grow warm, and all I could manage was a tiny laugh.
"Girl, I know he's your coach, but you're not blind," Nick said.
“Yeah, he looks good." I tried to sound nonchalant.
Nick peered at me. "You're blushing. I think somebody's got a little crush."
"No, I don't," I said quickly.
"Hey, it happens. I've seen it before plenty of times.”
"Trust me, I don't have a crush.” I'm just madly in love with him.
"Okay, whatever you say." He squeezed my shoulders and headed toward the den.
I turned to the makeshift bar on the kitchen counter for a soda. The ice chest was almost empty, so I scooted into the small utility room off the kitchen to get a new bag, and behind me someone touched my right arm.
"Ma'am, you're under arrest," Sergei said, gently taking my other arm and circling handcuffs around my wrists. "You have the right to remain silent."
I laughed. "What are you doing?"
"You have to come with me." He pressed his hand to my shoulder and steered me toward the back door.
We walked out into the damp night, and I twisted my neck to look at Sergei. "What am I being charged with?"
He didn't answer as he continued to nudge me ahead of him. We rounded the corner of the house, and he spun me to face him while backing me against the wall. Leaning toward me, Sergei locked his deep blue eyes on mine. The corners of his mouth tipped slightly upward.
"Endangering the life of a police officer," he said.
"How did I do that?"
He momentarily lowered his gaze. "You're killing me in that dress."
A shiver accompanied my smile. "I didn't realize I was lethal."
"I'm going to have to frisk you," he said, putting his hands on my waist.
"By all means. I'm not hiding anything."
Sergei angled nearer, his mouth hovering and teasing mine, making my heart race with anticipation. As his hands slowly traveled up from my waist and settled on the bodice of my dress, our lips finally met. The long and lingering kiss that followed proved worth the wait.
"What's a girl have to do to get out of these cuffs?" I asked breathlessly.
He eyed me with amusement. "How do I know you're not going to grab my gun?"
I stifled a laugh. After regaining composure, I said, "I guess you're just gonna have to trust me."
Sergei appeared to ponder my request, but his smile grew wider. Turning me around, he released my hands from the cuffs.
I faced him again and said sweetly, "Thank you, Officer."
He moved closer to me, and I quickly reached for the plastic gun in his holster and yanked it out. Sergei grasped my wrist, but I already had the barrel pointed at his nose.
"Don't even think about it," he said.
With a big grin, I pulled the trigger, sending a spray of water all over his face. Tiny drops snaked through the slight stubble on his jaw. I giggled as he wiped his eyes with his hand.
"You think that's pretty funny," he said.
I laughed louder, and Sergei drew me to him, dripping water on me. My squeal was silenced by Sergei's lips covering mine. I wrapped my arms around him, letting the gun drop to the ground.
The breeze rustling the trees and the faint sound of music inside the house provided the only background noise until a voice exclaimed, “Oh!”
Sergei and I broke apart and looked toward the voice. Trevor and his girlfriend stood there, both with their mouths hanging open.


  1. Thanks for the chance to win in a giveaway! I have never won anything before so I will keep my fingers crossed!

    1. Best of luck! I once won a Goodreads contest for a book but that it is.

  2. I love suzy turner - hope to add to my e-book library!

  3. You guys are the best. Thanks for all the wonderful giveaway.s

    1. It is awesome to give back to our followers! We love to spread our love for books with like minded people. I am just thankful to be a part of this group.

  4. A fabulous way to celebrate thank you.

    1. We're happy to share our celebration with our followers. Thanks for checking us out!

  5. Thanks for all the great giveaways!! Happy Birthday

    1. Thanks to you and all our followers too! It's great to be able to do these giveaways.

  6. Loved the deleted scene!! New authors to me Love finding them. Thanks for the chance to win.

    1. I love deleted scenes too. I just love it when authors give us extras of any kind. I hope you find some new good books and authors. I love to make book matches since we aren't all the same and aren't all going to be pulled to the same things.



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