Wednesday, February 15, 2012



Alas, Valentine’s Day is over and I look around and wonder what I should do with the chocolate now.  I’m on a diet, never ending at my age, so I can’t use the excuse it’s Valentine’s Day so the calories don’t count. Don’t laugh; I know you say the same thing.  So I decided to search for other options, even thought I would rather indulge for one more day.

Add a little to my coffee, which is my second favorite thing.

Have a little while I indulge in my favorite activity, a walk on the beach.
Or just be honest to myself and eat it anyway because no matter what excuse I use the calories are going to be all mine.  :

So no matter what you decide to do with your chocolate and the possibilities are endless.  Use your imagination, and enjoy.

Rescued from the Dark:

Rescued from the Dark is a story of a heroic man who battles all odds to save the woman he loves.


Undercover FBI agent Jason Michaels infiltrates the terrorist cell and risks everything, even his life, to save the FBI intern who stole his heart then walked away. Once Mercy wakes from her coma she has no memory of what happened and Jason realizes the terrorists vow to get her back for their secrets locked in her memory, no matter what the cost. In a race against time, Jason and Mercy struggle to fight their attraction and put their differences aside as they launch a manhunt to save their country and each other.


Pressure built behind Mercy’s eyes and the tears threatened to fall.
“Mercy, I’ll never hurt you. I tried to explain the other night.  My name isn’t David.  I’m Jason Michaels, an undercover agent with the FBI.  I’m not going to kill you. I’m going to help.  I need you to understand and to trust me.  They’re going to move you, and we need to get you out of here tonight.”
Mercy squeezed her hands together to hide their shaking. She didn’t know what to believe. All she knew was that David made her feel safe.
Mercy couldn’t stop her tears from falling.  She had to think, she would let him help her but once she was out, and had the chance she would make a run for it.  If he really worked for the FBI, she would apologize later.  If he’s lying, then hopefully she could get away before it was too late.
“Mercy, look at me, I’m Jason Michaels.  I know you’ve seen my face before. Please tell me you remember me, remember us, what we shared.”
She looked up into his gaze. Those eyes, she has seen those eyes before. But could she trust her memory right now.
“I think I do, but I don’t know.  How am I supposed to believe you?”
“Mercy, I don’t have any answers right now. All I know is that I can’t let them take you any further away from me. I need to get you out of here tonight.”
Mercy confusion was overwhelming, but she needed to trust someone.
“Please believe me when I tell you I won’t hurt you. I want to help you get out of here.  You just have to trust me and do what I say.  Can you do that Mercy?”
She felt his warm fingers under her chin as he lifted her head. Her tear filled eyes stared into his, they were so blue, so beautiful. She felt the pull of his gaze and leaned into his hand as he cupped her cheek.  It was wrong, so wrong. It scared her, but she felt safe with him.
Mercy froze as he leaned in close, his mouth inches from hers. She could feel his breath across her lips.  She felt the pull from his gaze, the heat from his touch and moved in closer.  Her lips opened slowly over his.  Heat radiated through her body and her reluctance faded as he whispered, I’m sorry, across her lips. Then he captured her mouth with his.
Jason inched closer as her arms tightened around his neck. The warmth from her fingers as they curled into his hair shot down his spine.  His hands surrounded her waist and pulled her tight against his chest.  Her nipples hardened against him igniting a flame of desire.  How he ached to touch them, taste them.
“Mercy.” He whispered against her lips as he pulled away. “We shouldn’t.”
He stopped as she placed her lips back on his. He gripped her waist to push her back until her tongue danced along the outline of his mouth. The fire burned out of control as it raced through him, but he needed to stop. He could not take this risk, not now.
“No Mercy, we can’t…”
“Please, I need this. I need you.” She closed the gap between them.
He stopped and pulled back, inches from her he whispered against her lips, “Mercy, what’s my name, who am I?”
Jason sensed her hesitation as a shiver passed through her. She dropped her head to his neck and he felt the heat from her tears as they rolled down his shoulder.
He pushed her back and cupped her face in his hands.  Her tears spilled through his fingers as her pain ripped a hole in his chest.
“Mercy I just…”
“Please don’t, don’t stop. I know you, my heart tells me so.”
Jason felt the waves of her silent tears run through him as she wrapped her arms around him and laid her head on his shoulder. He leaned his head onto hers and strained to hear her whisper.
“I might not remember your name but I know your touch, the way you make me feel.  Love me, and help me remember.”

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  1. I love excerpt...sounds like a very enjoyable read!

    1. Thanks Sharonda, good luck with the contest.

  2. sound interesting

    all the best


  3. That was an awesome excerpt..gotta read the rest of that one..

  4. Boy, those pictures look tempting*sigh*
    But the diet thing is sadly true...

  5. If you're walking on the beach while eating chocolate, I am sure that it doesn't count. After all, walking is *exercise*, isn't it?!

    ;) Worth a shot anyway.

  6. Awe...Coffee, chocolate and an know how to go right to my heart :0)
    Thanks for the chance to win....
    beejee77 at gmail dot com

  7. GFC follower Lisa Walker
    I always have to watch what I eat. :(
    Thanks so much for the giveaway!

  8. Great post. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  9. Thanks you so much for the excellent post and the giveaway!

    nayjf at yahoo dot com

  10. loved the excerpt....left me wanting to know more of the suspenseful story!
    thanks for the chance to win

    catherine0807 at hotmail dot com

  11. Thank you for the chance to win and including an excerpt!

    Thanks! =)

  12. Okay, now I need some chocolate :(

    theangrypollo{ AT }yahoo{DOT }com

  13. Mmm, coffee and chocolate? Haven't tried that one, yet...

    Lyra L


  14. No coffee for me but I'll take the chocolate :) Thanks for the chance to win

  15. Yummy graphics! Thanks for the giveaway oppotunity.

  16. Nice giveaway! I´d really love to win :b

  17. Great giveaway. Thanks for the opportunity.
    skpetal at hotmail dot com

  18. Thanks for the great giveaway! Loved the excerpt.

  19. Well now I'm all hot and bothered! LOL thanks for the giveaway :)

    celjla212 at aol dot com

  20. Thank you for the giveaway and all that chocolate, mhm ;)

    Ellie L

    elaynelost AT yahoo DOT de

  21. Oh, I love coffee! And - of course- chocolate, too. :)
    Thank you for the giveaway.
    cayce006 at yahoo dot com

  22. Wonderful excerpt. author_shannon_leigh at hotmail dot com

  23. Sounds really good. Thanks for sharing!!

    bacchus76 at myself dot com

  24. Great excerptt :)
    Count me in!


  25. Great excerpt! Thanks for the amazing giveaway!

    elizabeth @ bookattict . com

  26. Awesome excerpt.Jason is my man's name so it is pretty easy for me to imagine being there :)
    helldog3 at

  27. I enjoyed the excerpt. The book sounds good. Thanks for the giveaway.


  28. Cool excerpt, I like suspense. Chocolate coffee, Yum! I also like to add a little coffee to my hot chocolate.

    murphy.dawn at

  29. Sounds like a great book!
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    Ollie aka DarkBloodyVamp

  30. thank you for the hop and t hen i love the give away
    desi the blonde at msn dot com

  31. Coffee and chocolate are two of my favorite things! Love the excerpt! Thanks for the giveaway!

  32. Great excerpt! :) Chocolate is one of my favorite things :) I have a sticker that says "Hand over the chocolate and no one gets hurt!" lol
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    Ashley A

  33. I think a little chocolate is a necessity from time to time (or maybe that is just my excuse *G*). Thank you for the giveaway!
    manning_J2004 at yahoo dot com

  34. Thanks for the chance. Book sounds like a keeper. I have added it to my book wish list. I'm a chocoholic I gave up soda, but I just can't give up chocolate :)


  35. I like the sound of the story, and I certainly would enjoy lots of chocolate (have to admit, I'm eating some right now!!!) while reading it ;)


  36. Oh, I love chocolate too much to give it up but well, why not combine it with a nice walk, to walk it up ;)


    gardemarin (at) gmx (dot) de

  37. I love romantic suspense stories which feature FBI agents (or SEALS). Chocolate calories will never count for me on Valentine's Day.

  38. Thanks for participating in this great blog hop.

    Great excerpt ... can't wait to read the rest!

    mimirose41209 at hotmail dot com

  39. Great excerpt. I look forward to reading the rest of this book :)


  40. LOVED the excerpt...can't wait to read MORE! Yum...chocolate and coffee are two of my favs too! :) Thx for the giveaway op!

    barbbattaglia @

  41. I really enjoyed the excerpt, wish I could read more. I didn't do too bad this Valentine's Day, I had chocolate covered strawberries. I justify these by saying they don't have much chocolate on them, it's mostly fruit. Thank you for the excellent giveaway.

    GFC as seriousreader

    seriousreader at live dot com

  42. liked the excerpt
    Thanks for the chance!

  43. Awesome excerpt, I look forward to read this book!
    My chocolate consume did not increase, fresh fruit in chocolate fondu just does not count ;)

    emiliana25(at) web dot de

  44. Thanks for the chance to win!


  45. I couldn't agree more...Smothered in chocolate is the way to go!! Thanks so much for joining us!!

  46. Thanks for the giveaway!!

  47. Thank you for the contest!

    Jibriel dot O web dot de

  48. Thanks so much for the great giveaway!
    goodblinknpark @

  49. Thanks for the chance to win :)


  50. Thank you very much for sharing sounds really good!
    Great giveaway thank you for the chance!

  51. Sounds great! Thanks for sharing and for the giveaway!