Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Book Spotlight & Giveaway


Welcome! Today I have with me author Lynne Marshall, who's giving away a FREE copy of her book, An Indiscretion.

BLURB:
A doctor... A nurse... An indiscretion...
Paul Valverde is stretched to the limit, caring for an elderly relative while running a business and maintaining a full-time medical practice at St. Stephen's Hospital--with no time for a relationship.
RN Carrington Hanover leaves her money-hungry fiance at the altar and moves on to a new job at St. Stephen's Hospital in Los Angeles. The next man in her life must love her, not her money.
All work and no play has made Paul an unfulfilled man, and the resurrected redheaded crush from his youth is driving him to distraction. Can their complicated past become untangled by their newfound attraction--or will their love be doomed by mistrust and long-held resentment?

EXCERPT:
Carrington sat mesmerized by the colorful spectacle before her. So drawn into the blistering dancing, she jumped when Paul touched her wrist and took her hand in his.

Not quite sure what to do about the condition of her hand enfolded in his, she decided to relax and enjoy the heady feel of his palm against hers.

The powerful music and dancing stirred her, but not nearly as much as the feel of Paul’s skin flush with hers. His long fingers laced through hers and drew her hand toward his mouth. He stared into her eyes and kissed the pad below her thumb, then smiled in a way she’d never seen him smile before as he placed his lips to the palm of her hand. Heat and desire radiated from his eyes, and it transferred through his mouth and up her arm.

Carrington’s throat tightened. But her body reacted in a completely different way. The constant pounding of the dancer’s feet and the fiery music made her skin heat up. If she were being honest, she would admit that the source of the stoking fire was the point of contact with Paul’s lips.

What had she gotten herself into? A long day at work. Two difficult procedures. Dinner with her boss. The most incredible paella and sangria she’d ever tasted. Maybe a bit too much sangria. Exciting flamenco music and dancing. And Paul.

She closed her eyes and inhaled, only to realize he was lifting her hair from her neck. The kiss at the curve of her shoulder sent chills scattering up her scalp and across her chest. Her breasts tightened and pebbled, and she enjoyed a desire she hadn’t felt
in a long, long time. Liquid heat pooled between her thighs. How in the world could one gentle kiss, placed in the perfect spot on her shoulder, make her so turned on?

It wasn’t the kiss. It was Paul. Still the most incredible male she’d ever met.


25 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.

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

Comment away for Lynne...:)

Lynne Marshall said...

Thank you for inviting me, Kelly! I am so excited to spotlight AN INDISCRETION as it is a story with a little bit of everything in it. There is romance, of course, as well as elements of medicine (since they both work together in a ficititious hospital in L.A.)and there is dancing (Paul is a Spaniard in America - of course he dances!). I've included some of my favorite parts of Los Angeles in the story, plus there is a little mystery.

I hope however wins enjoy's Paul and Carrington's chance to find their happily ever after!

Good luck and tell your friends!

Wendy S. Marcus said...

I love Lynne Marshall's books and can't wait to read this one. No need to enter me in the contest. I have this book on my Kindle!

Lynne Marshall said...

Thank you, Wendy - you are a peach!

P.S. - the feeling is mutual regarding your Mills and Boon Medical Romances. :)

Janie Emaus said...

That was a great teaser. I want more!

Robena Grant said...

What a gorgeous site (and fabulous music.) Lynne, I loved this story and the way you incorporated your love for the medical field with your love for dance. I've always enjoyed your HM&B books but this one is really special. Congrats!

Lynne Marshall said...

Thank you, Robena! I love the music and vibe (out of date word - I know) of this blogspot, too.

I hope there will be some people who may not have "discovered" me yet tossing their hats into this giveaway hat!

Lynne Marshall said...

Hi Janie! I hope you get more! :)

Donnell said...

Great excerpt. Who would have though sangria would have such an effect ;) Love paella. Adding this to my TBR pile now. Thanks for hosting Lynne Marshall, Kelly. Lynne congratulations on an awesome book!

Calisa Rhose said...

Welcome home, Lyne and what a great thing to come home to! Congrats hon.

Lynne Marshall said...

Hi Donnell and Calisa! Thanks for stopping by - you're both in the drawing!

Anne Kemp said...

Wonderful site! Lynne, I must download this to my Kindle :) Great teaser - congrats!

annekemp@me.com

Lynne Marshall said...

Hi Anne!

Well - Kelly - you must be proud about all the great comments about your blogsite!

toss another name into the hat!

(yes - my a.m. coffee has kicked in - thus all the exclamation marks)

Roz Lee said...

Great scene, Lynne! It gave me chills too!

Lynne Marshall said...

Hi Roz - there is nothing like like music and emotionally charged dancing to get a person's blood flowing, right?

My favorite scene in this book is a rhumba scene where the dancing overwhelms Carry...

Charlene Sands said...

Wonderful little snippet for your story!! Love the music in the background too. Welcome home and congrats!!

Lynne Marshall said...

Hi Charlene!
Thanks for stopping by. I wouldn't know how to begin plugging in music to my website/blog.

Robyn said...

Hey, Kelly, thanks for spotlighting Lynne's book -- she's one of my favorites (author and people). Great excerpt, Lynne. I can hear the music pounding ... Ka-thunk, ka-thunk, ka-thunk. Oh, wait, that's the unbalanced cement mixer next door. Well, I could hear the music, if that obnoxious thing wasn't so pervasive. Can't wait to read the rest of "An Indiscretion"!

Robyn Thomas
rlthomasxyz@gmail.com

Lynne Marshall said...

Hi Robyn! Thanks for tossing your hat in the hamper for the drawing.

I hope your noise polution clears up soon.

Kelly Moran said...

Thanks for the nice comments everyone! I'm glad you like the blog. Don't forget to Follow for new posts. XO

Dee J. said...

Great excerpt! And welcome home, Lynne! We missed you. This is a lovely way to unpack, yes! Congrats on another terrific release!

Lynne Marshall said...

Hey Dee J! Thanks for stopping by. I did actually unpack this morning, which is way ahead of schedule for me. Next stop - laundry. yuk - I'd rather be blogging, believe me.

Amy Andrews said...

Just downloaded onto my iPad. If this book is anywhere near as good as Lynne's One For The Road then it's a must read. Love Lynne's contemporary style and I love the promise of spice in this excerpt.

Lynne Marshall said...

Hi Amy! I say you're the queen of spice! Wow - thanks so much for the endorsement. An Indiscretion is written in the category romance style with a bit more - secondary characters, settings, sensuality (moreso from my usual MedRos) and dancing! I loved writing it. Loved my hot Spanish American hero - Paul - well, I could get carried away about this, but I really enjoyed spreading my wings a bit on this one. :)

Thanks so much for commenting.

Kelly Moran said...

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

Big thanks to Lynne for being here, and come back soon everyone. XO