Thursday, January 26, 2012

BUBBLE BATHS AND STEAMY ROMANCE BLOG HOP TOUR (JAN 27-29)





Bubble Baths and Steamy Romance Blog Hop Tour
January 27th -29th
TOUR RULES!
1) HAVE FUN!!!

2) INVITE ALL OF YOUR FRIENDS!!! SPREAD THE WORD!!!

3) THIS TOUR STARTS: Friday, January 27, at Midnight (Arizona Time)
THIS TOUR ENDS: Sunday, January 29, at Midnight (Arizona Time)
***Winners will be drawn and posted Monday, January 30th! ***

4) MEET AND MINGLE WITH ALL THE AUTHORS & BOOK PAGES! EXPERIENCE A NEW DESTINATION AT EVERY STOP! PARTICIPATE IN EVERY BLOG CONTEST AND BE ENTERED FOR CHANCES TO WIN MULTIPLE PRIZES! EVERY BLOG VISITED IS ANOTHER OPPORTUNITY TO WIN!!

5) PARTICIPATION AT ALL BLOGS IS RECOMMENDED, BUT NOT REQUIRED. REMEMBER, THE MORE BLOGS YOU HOP, THE BETTER YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING PRIZES. EVERY AUTHOR & BOOK PAGE IS WAITING TO MEET AND INTERACT WITH YOU, SO PLEASE BE SURE TO SHOW THEM SOME LOVE!
6) DID I MENTION TO HAVE FUN? WHOO! HOO!! HERE WE GOOOOOOOOOOOO!
***Authors & Book Pages have full discretion to choose an alternate winner in the event any winner fails to claim their prize(s) within 72 hours of their name being posted or after notification of win, whichever comes first. Anyone who participates in this blog hop tour is subject to these rules***





Bubble baths have been a source of relaxation for centuries and the way I start everyday. I know what your thinking, a nice hot bath is something you want to sink into at  the end of a stressful day. What I found out, a long time ago was it was also the best way to start your day. My two favorite things bring a smile to my face and start my day off right, a hot bubble bath and a hot cup of coffee. Now that is a perfect match for me.

Romans and Greeks could teach us a few things about a relaxing bath. They knew it was more than just cleanliness, it was about relaxing, it was about pampering. All in all it was just about enjoying the whole ritual of stepping into the warm scented water and letting your cares melt.



 A Bubble bath is also a wonderful way to get to know someone a little more. Hot steamy water, glowing candles and a chilled bottle. Do I need to say more. Please close the door as you leave. :}


Perfect ending to any day. A hot bath and a good book. 




 Undercover FBI agent Jason Michaels is on the most important mission of his career. Infiltrate the Terrorist cell and rescue the FBI intern Mercedes Kingsley. The woman who secretly shared his bed and stole his heart. Once Mercedes wakes from her coma Jason realizes she has no memory of what happened to her, who he was, or that he is the father of her unborn child.
In a race against time, with obstacles at every turn, Jason struggles to protect Mercedes, and their baby, while trying to locate the evidence he needs to save both thier lives. The terrorists will stop at nothing to take back the secrets Mercy has locked in her memory. As time ticks away, and danger gets closer, Jason and Mercedes struggle to fight their attraction and put their differences aside as they launch a manhunt to save their country and each other.

Small excerpt:

 An explosion ricocheted behind Jason Michael’s eyes as the pressure mounted in his head. The rush of panic consumed him as he struggled to move. He tried to swallow but his throat burned from the flames that engulfed his lungs.   He needed to breathe but he couldn’t, shit.  He strained to hear the muffled voices, but the pounding in his ears erased all hope. His head started to spin and he succumbed to the realization, this was it, the end, he won.  The flames were dampening and his heartbeat slowed as the drums subsided.
     “Give it to him now you son of a bitch. What were you thinking? We still need him,” said Shaun.
     A split second release had Jason sucking in a breath of much needed air causing stabbing pains to shoot through his chest. Every muscle fiber burned as the cold blast of air shot through his lungs releasing the oxygen his body craved.  He arched his back and raised his chest trying to pull in more air when the impact threw him back down. His head snapped to the side and the crack from his neck echoed in his ears. The pain jolted through his jaw as it raced across his cheekbone. Before he could gather his senses the hand smacked across his face again and the pain set his face on fire. What the hell? With the third slap his eyes snapped open. He wrenched upright with a lurch, hitting his head on the roof of the SUV. Jason’s eyes darted back and forth looking for something familiar until he locked onto the ice-cold stare of the devil himself, Shaun Flanagan. Damn!  That was close. He could not blow his cover, even if it meant he would die as David Logan, and not Jason Michaels.    


If you want to continue reading Jason's journey follow my blog as I take you through my path to becoming a published author.

Thank you for visiting and please leave a comment. One lucky peron will win an amazon gift card.





37 comments:

  1. Oooh, delicious bubble baths AND excerpt!! Gotta get me a book! :D

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    1. Thanks Deena. I love to read in the bath its my stress relief and where I get my best ideas. glad you enjoyed the excerpt.
      Lynda

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  2. Rescued from the Dark sounds like a great read! Definitely adding it to my wishlist. Right now I could really use a hot bubble bath and this book:)

    yadkny@hotmail.com

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    1. Glad you liked the excerpt, I will announce loudly when I get a contract on my story. fingers crossed that it will be soon. :}

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  3. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity. These pics of bubble baths is just the thing to sit in and read Rescued From The Dark. Love the excerpt. It's on the TRL.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

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    1. Thanks Carol. I will let you know when my baby gets a home.
      Lynda

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  4. LOVED the excerpt...can't wait to read MORE! GREAT bubble bath pics...especially that last one, nice tub! Thx for this FUN opportunity to win! :D

    barbbattaglia@yahoo.com

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    1. I start my day with a Bubble bath and finding pictures I liked was harder than I thought. I'm a bath tub snob. I have been known to pick a hotel room by the size of the bath tub. The bigger it is, the more bubbles and hot water I can sink into. :}
      glad you like the excerpt.
      Lynda

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    1. I'm glad you liked it April. :}
      Lynda

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  6. Hey Linda!! The book sounds awesome!! I'm also hosting a Feb. blog hop and I'd love for you to join in if you have time!! Its called Naughty After Dark. Thanks for the giveaway!!
    http://closeencounterswiththenightkind.blogspot.com
    viajeradelmar@aol.com

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    1. Hey Nikki,
      I'm thrilled that you like the excerpt of my book and I'de love to be part of your blog hop. thanks for the invite. :}
      Lynda

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  7. aaahhhhh....calgon and Jason take me away!!!

    Karen

    rkesublett@yahoo.com

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    1. I agree Karen. A hot bath and a Hot man, what more can a woman want.
      Lynda

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  8. Great pics, and your excerpt is full of tension and coought my interest.

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  9. Wow, that is one captivating excerpt. I'm definitely adding this to my massive wish list.

    drainbamaged.gyzmo at gmail.com

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  10. Awe it's always nice making a man work for love!!!
    The book looks sweet! I totally love the story line!

    beejee77 at gmail dot com

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  11. I really enjoyed the excerpt, I enjoy romantic suspense. I can't wait to read the entire story to see how they get out of this situation.

    seriousreader at live dot com

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  12. Thanks Kathryn, BJ and Linda. I'm glad you guys liked the story line. It's my first story and everyone is always nervous when their baby is put out there for everyone to see the first time.
    Lynda

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  13. Lynda,

    Your post makes me want to take a relaxing bubble bath. :D

    Janice~

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    1. I can't start my day without one and thanks for visiting.
      Lynda

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  14. Love the excerpt! I so want to read more! Added to my wishlist! Thanks,
    -Amber
    goodblinknpark@yahoo.com

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    1. I'm glad you liked it Amber. It's my baby and I'm hoping to find a home for it soon. Fingers crossed. :}
      Lynda

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  15. Love the tubs. Those make me want one now. lol Great excerpt and beautiful cover!

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    1. I can't start my day without a Bubble bath. and have been known to end my day with a hot bath and a cold glass of wine. Glad you liked the excerpt The cover is one a critique partner made for me so I could see my name in print. Gave me focus during a tough editing day. It really helped. :}
      Lynda

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  16. Great excerpt. The Bubble bath looks real inviting.
    divavixenqueen(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Glad you liked it and a Bubble Bath is a great way to end a long editing day.
      Lynda

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  17. I love the tubs! Making me want to climb in my bathtub with some candles, a glass of wine, and my book!:-)

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    1. I actually picked a hotel we stayed at because it had a huge tub that was perfect for candles and a chilled bottle on the side. :}
      I'm looking forward to a hot steamy bath when I finish my gardening today. I just might take my book with me. Thats the downside of reading most of your stories on a kindle. You can't set it aside to dry if you drop it in the water. :}
      Lynda

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  18. I really want to jump into one of those tubs. lol They look so nice. *sigh* Thank you for the giveaway and for the chance to win! Oh, great excerpt! Your book sounds so good and has me intrigued to read more. ;) Thanks!
    gfc- shadow_kohler
    shadowluvs2read(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. The tubs do look inviting. But, alas editing is calling. glad you liked the excerpt and good luck with the contest.
      Lynda

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  19. Rescued from the Dark sounds like a great read. Thanks for sharing an excerpt!

    GFC: VanillaOrchids

    Pam
    vanillaorchids69(at)gmail(dot)com

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  20. The book sounds really good. Can't wait to read what happens next. Thanks for the chance.

    mythic021@gmail.com

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  21. Thanks Vanessa and Pam. This is my baby and I'm thrilled that is leaves you wanting to read more. :}
    Lynda

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  22. I very much enjoyed the excerpt and those pics are great!

    C.L. Miles
    clmiles111@gmail.com

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  23. A very good and informative article indeed. It helps me a lot to enhance my knowledge more.
    bubble bath

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