Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Book Spotlight & Giveaway

Welcome! Today I have with me author SG Rogers, who's giving away a FREE copy of her book, Minna and the Valentine.

Minna has a secret. Her father, ex-dragon jockey Wynn Westerfield, will forever hold a grudge against wizards. Because it was a wizard who caused his career-ending accident, Minna struggles to hide her incredible magical powers from him...and from the world.
Evan Valentine has attended a prestigious magical academy on scholarship, although he's managed to conceal that fact from everyone. He's on the fast track to success with his apprenticeship to wizard Thaddeus Bartholomew, and Evan's carefully constructed life doesn't include a certain beautiful girl whose powers rival his own.
Although Minna and Evan don't realize it yet, their destinies have been intertwined for years. When a threat arises, Minna and Evan must travel to another reality to retrieve a dangerous magical artifact. Can Minna and Evan learn to work together, despite their mutual mistrust? Or will their explosive romantic attraction lead to disaster?

The wizard had her sketchbook in his hands and was staring at the drawings. Embarrassed, Minna snatched the sketchbook away.
“What are you doing!” she cried. “This is private! You should have asked permission before snooping through my work!”
“Would you have given it?”
“I didn’t think so,” he said. “Since those sketches are of me, I feel fully justified in ‘snooping,’ as you put it. You should have asked permission before drawing my portrait.”
Minna’s face flamed red, but her chin lifted defiantly. “Would you have given it?” she asked.
“No,” he replied. “I don’t know. Maybe. But I don’t much like being stared at when I’m sleeping, thank you very much!”
She folded her arms across her chest. “Really? I had the impression you enjoy being stared at all the time.”
Beast was whining and Minna couldn’t believe she was being so rude. Had an entirely different person crawled into her skin? Evan snatched up his coat and shrugged it on. “Listen, it’s none of my business, but with magical abilities like yours it’s a shame you don’t use them openly.”
“You’re right. It’s none of your business.”
“So you admit you’re magical. We’re making progress.”
Minna sputtered with outrage. “I…you…”
The wizard gave her a crooked smile as he reached up and pulled the pencil from the topknot on her head. Her chestnut hair tumbled down over her shoulders. Minna stood frozen in shock as Evan arranged her hair around her face with his fingers.
“I had to see what you look like with your hair down. I bet I’m not the only one who enjoys being stared at,” he said.
His lips were inches away from hers and the electricity between them mimicked the lightning storm outside. Shaken, Minna took a step back.
“You’re one conceited wizard, Evan Valentine,” she said. “Don’t get struck by lightning on your way out.”


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.

Be sure to re-follow the blog, as I had some blog trouble and lost most of my followers back in March!

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S.G. Rogers said...

Thanks so much for the 'feature,' Kelly. I really appreciate it.

Sharon Ledwith said...

When do find time to write all these great tales? Sounds like another fab read from author S.G. Rogers!

Julianne said...

OMG, Suzanne. I love that last line. *g* Good luck with this book and all you do!


Kaci Verdun said...

Ohhhh, sounds like a good read! Thanks for the giveaway!
kacidesigns at yahoo dot com

Cordelia Dinsmore said...

This sounds like a great read. I love all the attitude screaming out of both of them.

Oh, and you can find me any time at

Thanks so much for the read, SG Rogers, and for the post Kaci.

Ruth J. Hartman said...

This book sounds fantastic! Sign me up :)

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jeff7salter said...

Draw my name ... I love winning books.

Kelly Moran said...

@ Cordelia-- *Kelly*

Kelly Moran said...

And the winner is Julianne, grats- you'll get an email soon.

Big thanks to Suzanne for being here, and come back soon, everyone! XO