Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Book Spotlight & Giveaway


Welcome! Today I have with me author Alison Henderson, who's giving away a FREE copy of her book, A MAN LIKE THAT.

BLURB:
Jessamine Randall, fearless crusader and champion of the downtrodden, is not a woman to be left waiting at the altar. When her fiancé disappears hours before the wedding, she hatches a plan to track him down and bring him back where he belongs.
Morgan Bingham knows he’s no good. Never has been. Never will be. A former outlaw is no fit husband for the daughter of the town judge, despite her misguided notions. Besides, after ten long years away from home, it’s time to return to the hills and face his demons.
Ill-prepared, but armed with unshakeable certainty, Jessy follows Morgan to his family’s cabin deep in the Ozark Mountains where she’s sucked into a whirlpool of deep secrets and old hatreds. While she fights to bring light and hope into their dark lives, her greatest challenge is Morgan himself. Can she ever convince him he’s worthy of love?

EXCERPT:
Jessy took a step forward and slid her arms beneath his jacket and around his waist. “Now aren’t you going to kiss me?”
He grabbed her wrists and threw her hands off him as if she harbored a dread disease.
“Are you sure you don’t want to kiss me?” she persisted. “Aren’t you glad to see me?” Her seductive tone was pure torture.
Morgan scowled and didn’t answer. He had no intention of answering the first question and wasn’t sure about the second. At the moment, it required every ounce of strength and resolve he had to keep from jerking her into his arms and taking everything she offered and more.
He stared down at Jessy’s face in the flickering firelight. Her sparkling eyes beckoned him. Her moist lips parted in invitation. But the same fresh innocence that had always stopped him held him back again.
He could take what he wanted; he knew it. There was no one around to stop him, and Jessy wouldn’t resist. She was crazy enough to think she loved him.
It would be so easy to give in, so easy to forget the past and the future for a few sweet hours in her arms, to forget their differences and lose himself in the generosity of her love. But he couldn’t do it. To take her and leave her would be to steal something more precious than her virginity. He would be stealing the bright fire that formed the essence of her, the fire that had drawn him from the beginning. As much as he wanted her, he prayed for the strength to resist her.

17 comments:

Kelly Moran said...

*NOTE* Please be sure you are leaving your email addy in your post, or letting me know where to find you, IE: Facebook, Goodreads, Blogger, etc, so we can contact you if you won.

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Comment away for Alison...:)

Kelly Moran said...

ps, i just love this cover. how about you guys? xo

Jerrie Alexander said...

Great excerpt! My money's on Jessy winning Morgan over. The story sounds awesome.

I love the cover. Nicely done.

Jerrie@jerriealexander.com

Alison H. said...

Thanks, Jerrie! I've been lucky to have fantastic covers, and I love this one, too.

Katherine said...

Loved the excerpt. I agree with Kelly. You have a great cover. Hope you have lots of sales.

Katherineg425@yahoo.com
http://katherinegreyblogspot.com

Alison H. said...

Thanks, Katherine! Thanks for stopping by.

Nancy Jardine said...

She sure sounds like she's got her work cut out to get her man! The big sign he sports screams 'I'm holding out for as long as I can...stand it!' Nice read. Thank you!

Alison H. said...

You've got Morgan pegged right, Nancy, and I had lots of fun torturing him before allowing him to give in!

Margaret Tanner said...

Hi Alison,
Lovely cover I agree, your story sounds great. I am sure Jessy will get her man - but it might be a struggle, and I love reading about struggles. But good men are worth fighting for.

Cheers

Margaret

Mackenzie Crowne said...

Great cover, Alison. And I love a ballsy heroine. Jessy will win the day.

Sarah Butland said...

Love the switch of power roles. Typically you see the woman leaving and the man coming to find her. Brilliant and sounds like a wonderful adventurous read.

JulieDestry said...

sounds like a great read! thanks for the giveaway Alison, and for hosting, Kelly! :D

juliedestry at gmail dot com

Susan said...

Sounds exactly like my kind of story! Thanks for sharing and I can't wait to read more of it!

Susan Dusterhoft
Today's Working Woman
todaysworkingwoman@hotmail.com

http://todaysworkingwoman25.blogspot.com/

Alison H. said...

Thanks so much, ladies! And thanks to you, Kelly, for allowing me to be your guest. I look forward to learning the winner of the giveaway!

sophie meyers said...

Story sounds great! Loved the excerpt, can't wait to read the rest! I also loved the cover.

Kelly Moran said...

And the winner is Julie. Grats, you'll get an email soon.

Thanks to Alison for being here, and come back soon everyone! XO

JulieDestry said...

thank you so much! i love this genre :D