Saturday, January 12, 2013

Warm Winter Reads: Prizes and Books-what could be better?

I know, it could be better if you were sitting on that beach with the sandman, your prizes, and books...


...but since that's not going to happen, lets enjoy what we DO have. 

So first the grand prizes:
  • 1 $50 Gift Card to Best Buy, plus $25 ebook gift card (Winners choice Amazon, BN, iTunes, ect.)
  • 1 $25 Amazon gift card 
My individual blog prize:

 2 Marcus Movie Passes

Now for the books! 
The awesome authors of the Beach Book Blast have a whole bunch of new releases to share with you. My book is one of the two--that's right, TWO--brand new releases in the Welcome to Redemption series.

WELCOME TO REDEMPTION 

...a small town in Northeast Wisconsin where second chances don’t always come easy, but if you’re willing to try, anything is possible. 
“With their easy, breezy style and skilled characterizations, Rogers and Netzel have created a town that readers won't want to leave.” ~ Romantic Times Book Reviews, 4.5 Stars


The first of the two is NEVER LET ME GO, Book 7, by my talented series co-author, Donna Marie Rogers. Read all about her book here.

The second, is HOLD ON TO ME, Book 8, by moi! We release them together because each set of two (1&2, 3&4, and so on) share a scene, told from our own characters' point of view. They are all stand alone stories with their own beginning, middle, and end, but of course the friends we fell in love with from earlier books continue to appear as the series expands.



After escaping an abusive ex-husband, Jenny Clark focuses on making ends meet from one day to the next. Then she meets her new apartment building manager, and the passion in his kisses dare her to believe she could have a second chance at love.

At a crossroads in his life, Grant Walker returns from New York to manage his apartment building in Redemption. He didn’t expect to meet the woman of his dreams and find everything he never knew he wanted in small town Wisconsin.

But someone doesn’t want either of them to be happy, and even as menacing acts of vandalism pull Jenny and Grant closer together, a harbored secret could destroy all hope of their happily ever after.


EXCERPT:

Grant motioned Jenny back toward the door with a little jerk of his head. “Can I talk to you for a quick sec?”

She followed him outside, and once out of sight of the other girls, he turned to face her.

“What’s up?” she asked.

He cast a cautious glance around the barnyard before crooking his finger for her to come closer. His secretive demeanor made her wonder what the heck was going on, and she snuck her own furtive glance as she moved forward. There was no one around. Nothing looked out of the ordinary.

“What is it?”

She turned back to face him as Grant leaned in, and she caught her automatic reflexive jerk backward. His lips curved into a grin seconds before settling on hers. Closing her eyes, she relished the warmth of his mouth, and a moment later, willingly parting her lips with the first sweep of his tongue. He slid one hand into her hair at the nape of her neck while the other settled at her curve of her waist.

As the kiss deepened, she lifted her arms around his neck, raising on her tiptoes to press full against him. A low moan rumbled in his chest, and his arms closed around her. His lips and tongue caressed hers, coaxing a response and sparking desire like she hadn’t experienced in so very long. The press of her sensitive breasts against his unyielding chest started that throb of arousal deep inside.

Wrapped in a world of wonderful sensation, she clung to him even as he brought the kiss to an end.

“Well, hell,” he murmured in a husky tone. “That backfired.”

“How so?” Jenny braced her hand against his chest to support her weak knees.

He brushed a stray strand of hair from her face before resting his forearm on her shoulder. “That was supposed to give you something to think about while I’m gone, but all it did was get me worked up.”

Palm still pressed to his chest, she noted his rapid heartbeat, felt the synchronized beat in her own body, and admitted with a suddenly shy smile, “That’s not all it did.”

His brown eyes darkened even more as they took in her flushed cheeks. He rubbed his thumb over the racing pulse point near her collar bone, and a smile curved his mouth. “Good. Because I’ve been wanting to do that since Tuesday.”

Feeling a bit bolder after the kiss, she suggested, “Next time don’t wait so long.”

The smile became a grin. He drew her forward for a brief, firm press of his lips, and then abruptly broke contact and departed with a brisk, “I’ll be back by five-thirty.”

After he’d driven away, she turned for the barn and found the other two women at the doorway watching her. Her face heated, but wiping the foolish grin off her face proved impossible.

“Someone’s got it bad,” Joy said, grinning with her.

“I’m that obvious?”

“Well, yeah, but I was talking about him.”

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Grab your copy of HOLD ON TO ME:
Amazon, Apple iTunes, BN, ARe, Kobo, SW

Then, hop on over to the Beach Book Blast to check out more great books and enter to win the grand prizes.

To enter for my individual blog prize, simply use the rafflecopter below.

a Rafflecopter giveaway


And please don't forget to say "Hello" in the comment section. 

Thanks for reading and Good luck!!!

Stacey Joy Netzel

43 comments:

  1. Thanks for participating in the blog hop
    kim86004 at gmail dot com

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    1. Thank you for coming by, Kimberly! Hope you win something. :)

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  2. this is awesome!! Hope I win! I love your Mistletoe books and have to wait for tax returns to buy some of your other ones! Wishing for a beach vacation but winning a prize would be good too!

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    1. Jilli--thanks on the Mistletoe books. I hope your tax return is awesome so you can load up on reading materials. And good luck in the hop!

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  3. I love your books and just purchased the lastest two books in the Welcome to Redemption Series! I can't wait to start reading them! Have a great weekend!
    allysonbrann06@yahoo.com

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    1. Thanks, Allyson! You have a great weekend, too, and good luck with all the prizes. :)

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  4. Thanks for the awesome giveaway. Love your book cover. Sounds like a really good story.
    Sue B
    katsrus(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Thanks so much, Sue--good luck! :) Enjoy the weekend.

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  5. Hello Thanks for the great giveaway.
    crystaley73 at yahoo dot com

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  6. Hey!!!! You asked for it. :) I am loving the smallness of the hop and all of the great authors featured. And sale books? Count me in!

    Thanks for sharing with us,
    Marlena
    charmedpoms(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. I did! I enjoy the smaller hops, too, and still great prizes. :) Have a great weekend!

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  7. Hi! This hop is awesome! So much fun! :D Thank you for the fun and the great giveaway! :) Have a fantastic day!
    shadowluvs2read(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Glad you're having fun, Shadow. A fantastic day to you, too!

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  8. Nice excerpt. Thanks for participating.

    bn100candg(at)hotmail(dot)Com

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    1. Thank you and you're welcome. :) Good luck!

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  9. I too am happy to not have to hop to over 100 different sites. I've been a follower for awhile, not long though and I do like your Mistletoe Match Up.
    z
    seawitch reviews at yahoo dot com

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    1. Thanks, Z--nice to meet you! Hope to see you around on a regular basis, and keep reading! Good luck with the prizes. :)

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  10. Thanks for being a part of the hop; I love re-connecting with old authors and finding new ones!

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    1. Thanks for coming by! Have a great Sunday!

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  11. Well, HEY! Now that I've read the blurb, I want the whole thing. Sounds really good. Thank you for the giveaway.

    cmucha319@yahoo.com

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    1. You're the second "Hey". *grin* Glad the blurb and excerpt hooked you--good luck in the drawings!

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  12. Really looking forward to reading this one, Stacey!

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    1. Thanks, Jamie--I hope you enjoy it as much as you did Donna's. Happy Sunday!

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  13. I loved the excerpt thank you.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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    1. Thanks, Mary! Enjoy the rest of your weekend and good luck. :)

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  14. Hi Stacey,
    I have loved each of the Welcome to Redemption books. It's exciting to find a new title to add to my fav reading list.


    Lily

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    1. Thanks, Lily! And thanks for all your hard work putting this fun event together for the BBB!

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  15. Hello!! Can't wait to read one of your books..Your new to me so I will have to start reading your books..Thanks!!
    adgaliatymaildotcom

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    1. Hello, Teena! Good news, the first two books in the series are FREE, so go download them now. If you like them, then your next best deal is to get a copy of the Welcome to Redemption Series Collection Books 1-6 (it's priced so you get a 3rd book free!) and then books 7 & 8 are for sale individually. Hope you like them!

      Thanks for hopping by and good luck in all the drawings. :)

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  16. I will have have to get up to speed. I love the excerpt of the book and will download to read more. Thank you for sharing.
    Mayasjsanders@gmail.com

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    1. Thank you for downloading, Mayas! Have a great Sunday and good luck with the prizes. :)

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  17. How cool - thank you so much for this great opportunity - I appreciate your sharing with us!

    Felicia
    mrschopchop(at)verizon(dot)net

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    1. We appreciate you coming by. Thanks Felicia, and best of luck!

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  18. ok i here aand i am checking out new authors.. i just emailed you and you cave me this link to link back.. thanks for the info...
    Donna

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    1. Glad you made it, Donna. I hope you discover 17 new authors you fall in love with. :) Good luck!

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  19. Looking forward to reading this. Thanks for sharing.

    jcalvert719(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. You're welcome, Jennifer--thanks to you, too, and good luck. Hope you enjoy the book!

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  20. To quote..well, you (LOL), I may be biased, but HOLD ON TO ME is a wonderful, gripping read!

    Thanks for telling me about this great blog hop! :-)

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    1. Thanks, Donna! I'm glad you're having fun. :)

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  21. That was a great excerpt. Will definately add it to my wish list for Kindle.

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  22. Glad you enjoyed the excerpt, Chris! Thanks for stopping by and have a great week. (hard to believe the weekend is over already.)

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  23. Mayas is the winner of the movie passes! Congratulations!

    Thanks to everyone who participated and commented. Have a wonderful week!

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