Friday, September 14, 2012

Release Weekend Party ~ Alannah Lynne ~ Giveaway #9

Next we have Alannah Lynne here with an excerpt from her upcoming release LAST CALL.Welcome Alannah!


Gavin McLeod is a man who has it all. His corporate climb has positioned him as the next CEO at Holden Enterprises. He’s financially stable, allowing him to provide for the grandfather who raised him, and his successful seduction of the sexy bartender last night proves his private life is also on fire. Until the alluring woman in his arms turns out to be a serious road-block to his future. One that could bring everything he's worked for crashing down around him. 

Sunny Black has spent her entire life tending to the needs of others, caring for her younger brother since she was ten, and serving bar patrons night after night. For the first time in years, she thinks of herself and gives in to her body’s demands, taking a trip to the wild side with a customer whose raw sexuality is too strong to deny. The next morning, however, she learns that in addition to rocking her world, the stranger might cause it to crumble. 

A game of sexual seduction and corporate chess ensues, with neither Gavin nor Sunny realizing the ending could come in the form of a permanent check-mate.


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Gavin took a step closer, then paused, gauging her reaction. When Sunny didn’t back away, he took another step. And another. Caught in the grips of his simmering stare, her skin tingled, her panties dampened, and her breasts grew heavy.

The warmth of his body and the spicy scent of his aftershave pulled her to him like a magnet. When she was close enough to see the individual whiskers of his five o’clock shadow, she realized how far forward she’d swayed. She tensed, forcing the forward momentum to halt, then stepped back until she bumped the counter with her butt.

His sapphire eyes turned to midnight as the pupils dilated. His throat worked, and his nostrils flared. He closed the distance between them and rested his palms against the counter at her sides, boxing her in. Even though he wasn’t touching her, his body heat mixed with hers, and the temperature in the room rose twenty degrees. Her palms grew sweaty and perspiration popped out on her neck and forehead.

Could anything be more unattractive? She reached under his arm and slid the top of the beer cooler open. As a rush of cool air swept over her, she sighed with relief.

She could tell from his grin and the glint in his eyes that she amused him, but that only lasted for a moment. The humor quickly slipped away, and the sultry heat returned. He dipped his head and drew in a deep breath. “You smell good. Like strawberries.” He nuzzled her neck, then nibbled her ear.

The awkward nervousness she’d been feeling gave way to hammering excitement. She’d always wanted a wild ride with a man like him, or what she suspected he might be like. Her body recognized this was her chance, and it responded with a resounding all systems go.

As adrenaline and excitement rippled through her body, she started to tremble. She tightened her muscles so the shaking wouldn’t be obvious, but he noticed anyway and pushed back to give her space.

He studied her face, then looked down at her breasts. As hard and painful as her nipples were, they had to be visible through the fabric of her halter-top, and she fought the urge to cross her arms to cover herself. He made a soft, appreciative sound before flipping his gaze to her face.

“For a minute I thought I’d frightened you.” His voice was low and husky. “But you’re not scared, are you?”

She pressed her hand against the side of his face and stroked the sharp ridge of his cheekbone with her thumb. “No. If anything, I’m afraid of my strong reaction to you.”

But she sure as hell wasn’t going to let a little fear stop her from getting on this ride. Slowly, suggestively, she tilted her head to the side, giving Gavin access to her neck.

He didn’t move any closer, or press himself against her, but his arms tightened and his body tensed. She heard him swallow; then warm breath and soft lips brushed her neck. His touch sent cold chills racing down her spine, and her internal temperature soared.

He nipped her ear, then kissed a trail down her neck and across her collar bone. His teeth scraped the nipple necklace, sending a vibration rippling along the chain to her nipples. “This thing is hot as hell.”

Another nip and a slight tug had her breath coming in short, shallow gasps and her body arching forward.

“Do you have to fight men off every night?” He pulled back and studied her face while waiting for her response. She didn’t understand why, but her answer seemed more important to him than if they were just making preforeplay small talk.

She was tempted to straight up lie because the truth was so embarrassing. But rather than making up a wild tale, she held his gaze and shook her head. “No. I haven’t been with anyone in over three years.”

He blinked once. Twice. A third time. “Why the hell not?”

He sounded outraged on her behalf, and she couldn’t help but laugh. “Between work and raising Robby, I haven’t had time.”

His eyebrows pulled tight and the muscle in his jaw twitched. Curiosity shimmered in his eyes, and he didn’t seem to be breathing. “Why make time for me?”

Snared in his gaze, she didn’t even think about lying this time. “I don’t know. Something about you is different.” She lifted a shoulder and smiled. “I decided I deserved a one-night fling.”

For a split second, his mouth pulled tight; then it relaxed and he smiled. “I’ll take that as a compliment.” He edged closer and, with his mouth hovering over hers, said, “And a huge responsibility. I’ll do everything in my power to make it worth your time. Especially since I only get one shot.”


Alannah has generously offered up an amazing giveaway. Make sure to fill out the Rafflecopter below to be entered. 

184 comments:

  1. I haven't read anything by Alannah Lynne, but now I want to. Thanks for the great giveaway!

    kesummer69@gmail.com

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    2. Thanks Kelsey!! Good luck in the drawings!

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  2. Looks good, Thanks for taking part Alannah! Carin
    mawmom at gmail dot com

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    1. Hi Carin! I'm honored to be here, visiting with Kally's friends and readers. Thanks for the welcome! :-)

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  3. hate to say, but, that cover pic is the same used on
    "my daddy his twin and me"

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    1. Hi Liz - I always regret when covers are similar, but it happens more than any of us would like. Well, unless you pay for a custom cover. One of these days, I'd love to be in the position to do that. :-D

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  4. I'm about to add this book to my Kindle Wish List!

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    1. Hi Sharon! Thank you!! It'll release on 10/2.

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  5. Thanks for joining the party Alannah. This excerpt is still hot the second time around :)
    If you haven't read any of Alannah's books, people, what are you waiting for?

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  6. I won a copy of Last Call, but have not read it yet! I would love a copy of Reaction Time!

    mpashon at hotmail dot com

    Melanie J

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    1. Congrats on winning LAST CALL!! Good luck today! :-)

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  7. That's why Alannah's name sounded so familiar to me!! just yesterday i saw a review for this book! It's already in my to read list.

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  8. Adding this to my list of books I am dying to read!

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  9. oh wow! This is going to be great! I can't wait to read all these new books! Thank you for sharing !

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    1. I agree Kimberly! I was already a fan of several of the other guest authors, but I've added to my TBB list, too! Thank you for the connection! I enjoyed our chat and look forward to getting to know you better! :-)

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  10. Can't wait to start reading your books Alannah!!! i'm always looking to read from new people thanks so much for participating today!!!

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  11. Another new author to try. Thanks for the very generous giveaways.

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  12. I can't wait to read all of this book

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  13. wish I could find her books on amazon

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    1. Hi Nicole! Me too!! LOL LAST CALL doesn't come out until 10/2, but SAVIN' ME and REACTION TIME are there. You have to search by my name, rather than by title. :-/

      I'm desperately trying to figure out the magic formula for making Amazon notice me, but so far... well, I'm doing not doing great at it.

      Thank you for your interest!!

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  14. Thanks for another great author!!

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  15. Wow another one to add to my list to read.

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  16. Thanks for being here to celebrate with me, Alannah! So cool that my last guest blog of the day is releasing a book with the title LAST CALL. (I am SO ready for a drink, too!) Sounds like a great book, too! I am so never going to get through all the books I need to read before next year, but it's definitely going on the Kindle, just in case I can start sooner.

    Thanks for being my Facebook friend. I've gotten a lot of comfort from your sharing your experiences in the journey we're sharing with our loved ones. And I love continuing to hear about the triumphs hubs is having over fucking cancer.

    Now, when I come to North Carolina, we MUST get together, if possible! Thanks again for sharing my joy today--and I'll see you on Facebook!

    Kally

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    1. Thanks for letting me visit with your readers today! What an amazing group of friends you have!! If there is any way possible, I WILL be in Charlotte in December to meet you!!

      Congrats on the new release!! Get a drink and kick back and put your feet up just as soon as you can. Big hugs my friend!!!

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  17. Thanks for the giveaway

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  18. Added to the read pile.........
    gmbythump@yahoo.com

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  19. I love adding to my tbr pile! Thanks for sharing this sounds like a great read.

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    1. I love hearing that! Thanks for commenting!!

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  20. Sounds pretty interesting!! Would love to read more!

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    1. Thanks Angie! I should've mentioned this on other comments, but you can read the first several opening scenes on Wattpad. :-)

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  21. I need to check out some new bars nothing like these men around here

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  22. I think I downloaded this book on my Kindle when it was offered as a freebie one time....If so I'm going to read it tonight if I'm not able to download Nobodys Perfect that is ;)

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    1. It's a new story, that won't be released until 10/2. The first couple of scenes are up on Wattpad, if you want to read more before then.

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    2. I second guessed myself (of course the second guessing didn't happen until AFTER I hit "publish") almost right after I posted the message above. I went straight from here to my Kindle library hoping to see the above title so I wouldn't end up looking like a big dummy!!! Unfortunately I realized pretty quickly I am a big dummy/idiot! I mean this is a prime example why you ALWAYS check information before posting it on the internet, not assume your 34 year old brain remembered something you glanced at a few months ago was one and the same thing you're glancing at now....then of course post that assumption/guess on the Internet!! Ugh...I'm such an idiot but I already knew that ;) but am more upset and sorry I put inaccurate information regarding your work on the Internet/this Blog!

      Question- can we pre-order the above book on Amazon or is it like Nobody's Perfect and it won't show up anywhere until it's out/ released?? Also, what book (of yours) would you recommend I buy/read first while waiting for the above title(s) to be released??

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    3. Bless your heart!! Please don't fret over this one for one more second. There are a million books out there (actually, that's wrong, there are probably a gazillion books out there! ), and no one could possibly keep them all straight. No worries at all!

      Unfortunately, it can't be pre-ordered because I also self-publish, but if you want to become friends on facebook - either my personal page www.facebook.com/alannahlynne or on my "official author page" www.facebook.com/authoralannahlynne - I'll definitely be letting everyone know when it's available. :-D You could also go to my website - wwww.alannahlynne.com - and sign up for my newsletter, which will also let you know when it's released.

      "Reaction Time" is a short, fast-paced D/s novella. It's about a feisty heroine who is terrified of being submissive and fights that part of her nature, as well as the hero, every step of the way.

      "Savin' Me" doesn't contain any elements of Dominance/submission, but it's a deeply emotional read. It's a category length story - and was originally written for the Harlequin Blaze line, if that helps with the length and sensuality levels. Each of my new stories have gotten hotter and kinkier , so "Savin' Me" has more emotion and less action.

      Please let me know which you decide on and what you think. And I'd love to connect with you on FB!!

      Have a great weekend and happy reading!!

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  23. This book is so on my TBR pile!

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  24. And another to add... my list keeps getting longer and longer!

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    1. Brandy - I'm with you!! So many great authors here today! Good luck on winning a few! :-)

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  25. Oh this will definitely go on my Kindle wish list! Very hottt!!

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  26. Another one added to the list...thanks

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  27. Oooo, another one to read. There are never too many books to read.

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    1. I agree with you! My Kindle is busting at the seems.

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  28. Love when I can add new (to me) authors to my list.! Thanks!

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  29. Heard some great things about you... Cant wait to read some of your stuff.

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    1. Thank you! I will work very, very hard not to disappoint!!! Hugs!

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  30. Sounds great. Can't wait to read it. Thanks.

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  31. thanks for the teaser!

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  32. Another book to add to my List. I cant wait to read it. Thanks!

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  33. Alannah, I have to admit that I have not read any of your books yet but after reading that excerpt I have added Last Call to my wish list. I love finding new to me authors and I am glad that you took part in Kally's celebration and thanks for the giveaway.

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    1. Thanks Rachael! I'm honored to have been included, and have loved meeting so many new readers!

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  34. More books to add to my TBR pile! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  35. I"ve never read your books but now I'm so excited!!

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  36. I am going to go broke from all the new books I want :)

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  37. Thanks for the chance to win and participating in the celebration. Lots of books on my wish list.

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    1. You're welcome. It's my pleasure. I'm honored for the chance to help Kally celebrate!

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  38. LOVED the excerpt...thx for the giveaway op and for joining Kally's party! :)

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    1. It's my pleasure, thanks for the great welcome!!

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  39. Another new author! Thanks for sharing this with us!

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  40. Kally, you have picked some great authors to party with! Alannah is new to me but after reading that excerpt she won't be for long. I love all new to me authors and books I've found!

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    1. Thanks Susan! It's honor to be a part of Kally's party, and to be here with so many GREAT authors. I'm a massive fangirl of several of them myself, so this has been a treat for me!

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  41. I am always looking to add to my list of books to read. This party has added quite a few for me.

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  42. Great excerpt. Adding this one to my wishlist.

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  43. Another great excerpt. Thanks!

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  44. Is this one not on nook yet? I only see Reaction Time. Adding this to my list and keeping my eyes open for it.

    Heather E.

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    1. Hi Heather! The release date for this is 10/2.

      You can go to my FB author page: www.facebook.com/authoralannahlynne or go to my website and sign up for my newsletter, so you'll get the notification when it releases - www.alannahlynne.com

      I'm glad you enjoyed the excerpt!

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  45. Another to add to my TBR list. Fantastic.

    Jo M

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  46. Awesome excerpt! This book will be added to my wishlist!

    susanmplatt AT hotmail DOT com

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    1. Hi Susan! Thanks! I'm glad you enjoyed it.

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  47. What?! I loves it! TBR list baby!

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  48. Sounds like a great book! Will have to add to my wishlist :) Thank you for a chance to win!
    tequila.sunrise.17@hotmail.com

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  49. Another juicy book too add to my TBR pile!! Thanks for sharing your book, Alannah!

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    1. My pleasure!! I'm glad you liked the excerpt. Thanks for the welcome!

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  50. And Another One Hits The Wish List... I Need More Money :(

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  51. Fantastic excerpt! Just can't get enough of these HAWT books!

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  52. Fantastic excerpt, another outstanding author. Kally, you have choose some great authors to celebrate at your release party. I have definitely found some new authors to read. I really need to hit the lottery. : )

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    1. Maybe you'll win some books! That's nearly as good as the lottery! Good luck!

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  53. Kally has some great friends with so hot books. I want to read this one too.

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  54. I love the cover. The book sounds good, can't wait to read it.

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    1. Thanks Lori!! Tricia "Pickyme" Schmitt does my covers and she always does an amazing job. I'm so blessed to have her do them!

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  55. I'm reading them now and OMG!!! Thank you Leagh for putting this on. Thank you Kally for having this on your big weekend congrats and can't wait until Sunday.Now back to reading...my its HAWT in here

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    1. :-D I'm still grinning from ear to ear. This is the highest compliment a writer can get. Thank you!!!

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  56. Thanks for sharing with us today!

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    1. My pleasure, Lisa! Thanks for the great welcome!

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  57. Without a doubt, that one is going on my TBR list!! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thank you, Stephanie!! Glad you enjoyed the excerpt!

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  58. Thanks so much for the great welcome!! I'll be traveling all day tomorrow, so I don't know that I'll get back here before Sunday to check for more comments. I don't want anyone to think I'm ignoring them! :-D

    It's been an honor to participate in Kally's release party, and thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for the great welcome!!

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  59. Me again!! I just wanted to let ya'll know the entire first chapter is available on Wattpad, if you want an even bigger sample. :-)

    http://www.wattpad.com/7087870-last-call

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  60. Alannah, I am thrilled with the excerpt and cannot wait to read your new release. Thank you for helping to make Kally's special day even more special and for the wonderful opportunity to win a copy of one of your books.

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    1. Thank you for the great welcome. I love Kally and would do anything in the world for her, so I was honored to be a part of her special party!! I'm overwhelmed, in the most wonderful way, by the welcome I've received and the new friends I've made. So thank you!!

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  61. Yeah another new to me author! I really need to check out your books they sound so good! I'm glad some holiday's are coming up so I can give my kids my book list! Mom's should get presents for Vetern's Day right? lol Thank you Kally for this great release party!

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    1. Hi Sue! I think mom's should get presents every day! But, that might just be me.

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  62. So many books...so little time! I'll have to check this one out as soon as it is available!

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  63. Wow-- this has been an amazing day! Loved learning about so many new (to me!) and some familiar favorites! My TBR list is huge!
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    1. It has been a great party!! Thanks for the welcome!!

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  64. Love the cover of this book...very steamy.

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    1. Hi Brittany - Tricia "Pickyme" Schmitt did the cover, and I agree, she did a great job. Of course, all of Picky's covers are awesome! Thanks!

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  65. Thanks for the sample!! so glad I have a bit of overtime so I can buy some of these books for my kindle!!!

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    1. Hi Joyce!! Hopefully there won't be too much overtime so you still have time to read!!

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  66. Thanks for the excerpt, sounds like a story I want to read!

    Eva
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    1. Hi Eva - the first chapter is up on Wattpad if you'd like to read a little more. :-) http://www.wattpad.com/user/AlannahLynne

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  67. My TBR list is going to be a mile long by the end of this weekend, lol. This was a great excerpt, I will have to add these to my list.
    June
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    1. Thanks, June! I'm in the same boat. Must write more so I can buy more! :-D

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  68. Thanks for the excerpt. I love finding new-to-me authors and more additions to my TBR list.
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  69. Oh my gosh! This is totally going on my wishlist! Thanks so much for the excerpt!

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  70. Omh!!! This sounds so hot!!" I'm putting this on my list asap. I want more!!!Thanks for the excerpt...

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  71. Hi Victoria!! If you want to read the first chapter, it's up on Wattpad. :-)
    http://www.wattpad.com/user/AlannahLynne

    Thanks!!

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  73. What a wonderful excerpt; thanks for sharing!

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  74. Oh definately want to read this. Hot!

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  75. Gavin and Sunny's story sounds wonderful. I will definitely be adding it my TBR list.

    Kasey

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    1. Thanks Kasey! They were fun to write. Sunny kept me amused. Gavin kept me... hehe... well, he's pretty hot so I'll just leave it at that. :-D

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  76. Thanks for the expert...sounds hottt! Will be adding to my wish list now :)

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  77. Wow! That was one hot excerpt!
    Thanks for the chance to win a copy!

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    1. Hi Susie - thanks! Good luck in the drawings!

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  78. This excerpt is awesome! I am adding this author on my TBR pile!

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  79. You are a new to me author, Allanah, so thanks for the chance to read your stories.

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    1. Hi Cathy! Thanks for reading and for commenting!

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  80. I actually won a book from Kallypso at your birthday celebration. I haven't received it yet because I was waiting for Nobody's Perfect. It would be great to win your book from Kallypso. You both are fabulous!

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    1. Congrats on winning Kally's book! You lucky person! :-D That would be too funny if you won this one here. Please let me know if that happens! I'll get you to buy me a lottery ticket! LOL

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  81. Oh, I love discovering new authors. I just loved the excerpt. Definitely adding Allanah to my must read list.

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    1. Thanks Lori! I'm glad you enjoyed the excerpt!

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  82. Wow, I can't wait for Last Call. Thank you for your generous give away offer for Kallypso's release party.

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    1. Thanks Kristal! It's my pleasure to be here. I'm honored to participate!!

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  83. ooh another new to me author. Great excerpt. Sounds like a good story. Thank you for the giveaway.

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    1. Hi Shelly! Thank you. good luck in the contest!

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  84. Another author to try! Thanks!

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  85. LOL I loved the playful interaction between these two. Would love to read this book! Thanks!

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    1. Thanks Ollie - they were a lot of fun to write. Sunny was a blast!

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