Sunday, August 28, 2011

Sunday Share: Brodie's Bride, by Amie Louellen with bonus 2 book giveaways!

This Sunday night I welcome Amie Louellen with Brodie's Bride.  Typically I have my posts pre-scheduled to publish bright and early, but today I spaced it while canning homemade spaghetti sauce.

To make up for a lost day for Amy, I'm going to purchase a copy of Brodie's Bride and there will be TWO lucky winners announced on Thursday.

So spread the word far and wide to all your reader friends and don't forget to comment to win!

Brodie's Bride, by Amie Louellen

A spicy, contemporary romantic comedy

Waking up next to a beautiful golden-haired stranger isn’t the worst thing that has ever happened to Brodie Harper, but staying in a fake marriage in order to gain a new construction contract could very well be.

Savanna Morgan just wanted a way out of an engagement to a man she didn’t love.  Marrying Brodie seemed liked the perfect answer at the time.  Less perfect the next morning when she finds herself disowned by her father and flat broke.  Now she must make it through the weekend. Monday they can get it all annulled and forget it ever happened.

The real problem may be keeping their hands off each other until then.


            “On Monday, after our appointment, you’re leaving.”

“I have to go home,” she said quietly, turning away from him to stare into the postage-stamp sized back yard.

“But we have an agreement for the weekend.  I think we should have some ground rules.”

“Good idea.”  Savanna clapped her hands, then rubbed them together as if she were ready to get down to business.  “Like what?”

“We only have two working bedrooms here,” Brodie said.  “Mine and Nan’s.  Do you mind sharing a room with me?”

Her pupils dilated, and he knew she was thinking about the scarlet room they had shared last night.

“My room has two beds,” he continued.  “We can be like Lucy and Ricky.”

She smiled.  “If it was good enough for the Ricardos, I’m sure I can handle it for a few days.”

“We may not so lucky at the Sullivan’s.”

Sobering, she nodded.  “If there’s only one bed there, we can just take turns sleeping in it.”

“Fair enough.” Brodie said.  “Now, as a married couple—especially at the ranch—we’ll be expected to act like a married couple.”

“Okay.  But only around others.  When we’re alone, we can act like we’re not married.”

“Correct.  But sometimes…”  He took a step closer to where she leaned against the porch railing.  “Sometimes married people hold hands.”

He reached out and took her fingers into his own.  Her skin was velvet soft and smelled so sweet, like the mountains after a rain.

“I—I don’t have a problem with that.”

“Sometimes married couples put their arms around each other.”  He placed her hands behind his neck, then slid his arms around her waist.

“That’s okay,” she whispered.  He watched as she swallowed hard.

“And sometimes married people kiss.  Just a peck here and a peck there.  Are you going to have a problem with that?”

“Huh-uh.”  She shook her head.

“Maybe we should practice,” he rasped, bending his head close to hers.

“Maybe,” she repeated before he brushed his lips across hers once, then twice.

His intent had been the small, nearly chaste kiss of old married couple, but once he got close to Savanna, once he could smell her sweetness and taste her heady essence, he couldn’t stop himself.

He pulled her close to him, gathering handfuls of her tank top, securing her to him.  Over and over he slanted his mouth across hers.  Over and over, deeper and deeper, until her whimper brought him back.

He released her, his breath rasping in and out of his lungs in hard painful gasps. 

She grasped the edge of the porch railing, looking as disturbed as he felt.

With demonstrations like that, they may not ever convince Blair and Nan their marriage was an accidental twist of fate, but they would surely convince Red Sullivan their passion was for real.

Brodie ran his fingers through his hair, just one more gesture to keep from reaching for Savanna again.           

“There,” he managed to croak.  “That wasn’t so bad, now was it?”


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Amie's note to readers:   

Thank you and mwah, mwah! to everyone who stopped by today. Brodie and Savanna ended up in this marriage of inconvenience due to a little...ah, over-indulgence. Brodie's poison was tequila. Savanna was drinking Long Island Iced Teas. Leave me a comment with your email address and your favorite drink, and 'll draw one winner who'll receive a .pdf copy of Brodie's Bride. <3 Amie

Find Amie online:  Live A Little. Laugh A Lot. Love for A Lifetime.

Amie Louellen loves nothing more than a good book. Except for her family…and maybe homemade tacos…and shoes. But reading and writing are definitely high on the list. When she's not creating quirky characters and happy endings she enjoys going to little league baseball games and boy scout meetings. Born and bred in Mississippi, Amie is a transplanted Southern Belle who now lives in Oklahoma with her deputy husband, their genius son, a spoiled cat, and one very hyper beagle.

Thank you so much for sharing with us today Amie!! 

Don't forget to comment to win one of TWO book giveaways of Brodie's Bride! 
Stacey Joy Netzel 


  1. Nice excerpt!! Very sexy and a tease! Good luck!

  2. Hi Amie!!

    Tease! lol The story sounds fantastic.

  3. Amie, I've loved that cover ever since your book came out.

    I love margaritas.

  4. Oh look, you can spell mwah. (sorry inside joke)

    Love, love, love this excerpt!

  5. I really liked the excerpt, too. I have no doubt I'll be buying two for the 2nd winner and one for myself!

  6. Great excerpt, Amy. I love the cover, but I think I told you that before. Anyway, I still love the cover.

  7. The cover's great. So's the excerpt but my absolute favorite is the blurb. Probably because I'm jealous, bwah, because I'm terrible at blurbs!!!

  8. sounds like a fun bk!



  10. Vodka. Lots and lots of vodka. Is it too early to start drinking NOW? Eight am on Monday morning! OY! Stacey you rock for hosting the Sunday Share -- and Amie, you already KNOW I LOVED Brodie's Bride. Great, great story!! Congrats, my friend!!

  11. Hi Amie and Stacey!

    I can't wait to read this book!

    I probably made my fave drink known yesterday, but for those who missed my embarrassment- Screw drivers hit the spot. Also vodka collins are pretty awesome. AJ Filled me in on what a greyhound is, too. I guess I prefer vodka. lol

  12. Hi
    This is Awesome!! excited to read this book:)Sounds interesting :)


  13. Nice excerpt...the story sounds very good. Favorite drink- cabernet sauvignon.

    Thanks for the giveaway.

  14. My favorite drink is actually a shot called a "duck dart" - don't know how in the heck it got that name but its yummy!

    Love the excerpt!

    Jmaxy619 (at) gmail (dot) com

  15. This story sounds amazing! Thanks for the giveaway!! My favorite drink is Dr Pepper.

  16. Before I pick this weeks winners. I have to tell you about my favorite drink. Well, really I haven't drank that much since becoming a mom and the two years before that since I was pregnant--long story. So I can tell you that I haven't drank anything in almost 15 years. Then my next-door neighbor introduced me to the Oklahoma Wineries. Yes, we make wine in the Sooner State! Who'd of thunk it? There is one winery in particular--called Stone Bluff--who makes a dark red dessert wine. Mix it with Sunny Delight and Sprite and you have yourself a might fine wine cooler. They surely coaxed me over to the dark side! :) Okay...I'm going to choose the winners now...

  17. I missed the favorite drink discussion! My 'usual' is an Amaretto Sour with extra olives. Just because I like olives--and because I don't drink much, I even get them in my soda if I'm out with friends. I have been known to also enjoy a glass of Brandy Slush, and more recently, Blue UV mixed with Countrytime Pink Lemonade. (Really, I don't dring much!)

    Thanks to everyone who stopped by!

  18. And the winners are......

    Karen Michelle Nutt and

    Casey Clifford!!!