Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Giveaway #2:The Fabulous Beth Kery

Today's giveaway is reader's choice. I'm thrilled that the fabulous Beth Kery is here, with her wonderful new book, Explosive, which hits the shelves on December 7th (I, for one, can't wait)! She's offering the winner a choice of any one of her backlist books. So leave a comment below to be entered to win.

His touch would consume her—if it didn’t kill her first…

Dr. Sophie Gable wasn’t expecting her peaceful getaway to be shattered by the arrival of a half-dazed, dead-sexy guest. Thomas Nicasio has obviously been traumatized, and Sophie thinks she knows by what. There’s something about Thomas’s father that he can’t—or won’t—remember. Something that could get them both killed. Still she can’t resist Thomas’s electrifying seduction—or her instincts to help him…

An ex-Navy explosives specialist, Thomas has never felt this type of volatile need for a woman. Even while he’s grieving the deaths of his brother and nephew, something in Sophie makes Thomas want to overtake her, and each time he does, her willing submission makes him want her all the more. But danger is lurking close by, and if he can’t face the demons of his past, he and Sophie could be the next victims in a pattern of meaningless violence…


Her fingers delved through thick, surprisingly soft hair, searching for wounds on his scalp. A shiver coursed through him when her hand reached the base of his skull. She caught his scent. Despite his obvious illness and uncharacteristic disheveled state, Thomas Nicasio smelled good.

Cautiously, she met his stare.

For a few seconds, neither of them moved. Sophie suspected neither of them breathed.

“Did you hit your head, Tom?” she asked eventually, her fingers resuming their careful search.

“I don’t think so.”
"Have you been drinking?” she asked, even though she’d inhaled his breath and already suspected that he wasn’t drunk. He shook his head.

Again, he shook his head. She pushed back his bangs. Her gaze shot to his when she saw the discoloration near his hairline on his left temple.
“You have been hit.” She reached for the wrist of his right arm, holding his stare all the while. Her mind churned when she glanced down and saw the abrasions and flecks of dried blood on his knuckle.

“You’ve been in a fight,” she stated tersely. Did a shadow of defiance cross his features, or was that her imagination? Well, perhaps she had sounded accusatory. It wasn’t her place to judge him, after all.
“Are you in any pain?”


“Sick to your stomach?”

He shrugged negligently.

“How is it that you’re here, Tom?” she asked, despite the memory of what he’d said earlier.

I came looking for you, Sophie.

He wasn’t entirely lucid, after all.

“Do you know someone who lives near here?” she prompted when he didn’t speak.

“No. I only know you.”

“Well…why did you come looking for me?” she couldn’t resist asking in an anxious rush. “Did you find yourself getting ill on the road and need a doctor? Did you remember me telling you I was vacationing here, at Haven Lake?”

A spasm went through him and he cupped his right brow with his palm.

“I’m taking you to the emergency room in Effingham,” she declared, alarmed by the sight of what must have been a jolt of intense pain going through him.

“I’m not going anywhere.”

“But you’ve got to, you’re not well and—“

“I’m not going to the hospital,” he grated out between clenched teeth.

She went completely still at his harsh tone. She considered calling the police, but then he opened his eyes.

“All right.”

The two words leaving her own lips surprised her a little, but she felt as if she didn’t have a choice once she’d looked into those twin pools of turmoil and anguish. “You might have a concussion, but you’re feverish, as well. I’ll get you some Tylenol and then you need to rest. Will you at least promise me to do that for now?”

“I’m not sleepy,” he said hoarsely. His gaze lowered. Heat flooded her cheeks. He stared at her breasts covered in the thin bikini top. Her body responded to his blatantly sexual gaze against her will. Her nipples stiffened beneath the flimsy fabric.

He stepped toward her.
I'm in the middle of trying to plan my menu for Thanksgiving, and I'm trying to figure out what to serve for dessert (besides the pumpkin pie, of course). So my question today is what's your favorite dessert? My boys' favorite is called Death by Chocolate and involves layering brownies, Grand Marnier, chocolate mousse, whipped cream, crushed Heath bars and crushed pecans. And because today's prize is so fabulous, I'll leave this giveaway up until tomorrow night so everyone gets a chance. Be sure to leave a comment for a chance to win.


  1. Can't wait for December 7th, I feel like we've waited forever for Explosive!!

    This Thanksgiving hubby has decided he is going to bake leaving me a little freedom to try a few new things for desserts! I know I'm going to make Chocolate "sin" cookies and I'm probably going to try making truffles...if they turn out good enough I'll make them for Christmas gifts for the neighbors! Chocolate is a staple at my house and any dessert made with it is going to be good!:) Death by Chocolate sounds wonderful!

  2. Even though I really enjoy pumpkin pie, my dessert of choice would always be cheesecake, any type of cheesecake. Although I do love the one with strawberries.

  3. I also like cheescakes! My favouritest is blueberry cheesecake... the only problem is, this is soooo fattening, I rarely allow myself to have one :(

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  4. My favorite dessert is oreo cheesecake, yuummmmm!

  5. OH wow.... My favorite dessert is just plain old chocolate chip cookies. But we do have a Mississippi Dirt Cake that my Aunt makes! Delicious!!!!
    Thank you for the giveaway!
    Hope all is well!
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  6. Hmmm, it changes day to day, but my today's favorite is Derby Pie - chocolate chips & walnuts - yum! Great for Thanksgiving.... Thanks for the opportunity! KC

  7. My favorite is still apple pie with ice cream, I remember my mother baking pies at the counter and me trying to help; then freezing them for Thanksgiving and Christmas.

  8. I have a recipe from my mom that has a cookie/nut-type crust on the bottom (almost like a shortbread crust is the best way I can describe it), then layers of 2 different kinds of pudding, then cool whip on the top and sprinkled with more nuts. I'm drooling just thinking about it. Yummers!

  9. One of my favorites is tiramisu! another is simply good ice cream.

  10. I agree with your boys. Nothing beats chocolate cake. The more chocolate the better.

    But if that is not available, I would go for lemon meringue tart.

    If the giveaway is open worldwide, please enter me.


    Carol T

    buddytho {at} gmail DOT com

  11. I think I'm too late for the giveaway but I'll post what I'm making for dessert.

    I'm making a butternut squash pie (made with Splenda) and a Bourbon Cheesecake!

    Tracey D