Monday, November 21, 2011

Guest Post & Giveaway with Cari Quinn

 Please help me welcome author Cari Quinn to A Buckeye Girl Reads! Today she is talking about what she is thankful for and is giving away one ebook from her backlist (they are all smokin' hot) and a five dollar gift card to either Amazon or Barnes and Nobles. To enter see the end of the guest post! 

What are you thankful for?

Thanks so much to Colette for letting me take over her blog today! This time of year, I think we're all remembering what we're grateful for. Thanksgiving is one of those holidays that seems on the surface to be about good food and good times - and also football and gearing up for Black Friday shopping, if you're one of those who enjoy it - but there's a deeper meaning. In times of stress the little everyday things you take for granted become so much more important. A warm bed, a smile from a loved one, the purring kitty that curls up on your feet. And yes, pumpkin pie and that new electronic gadget we're eyeing for Christmas definitely earn some points on the gratitude meter too. But there are so many other reasons to be grateful that can't be quantified on a shopping list.

For me, among many other things I'm grateful for like friends and family, I'm saying thanks this year for the opportunity to be an author. It still floors me that people spend time and money to read my words and there's no greater gift. Growing up - and to this day - books were my escape. If I ever manage to give 1/10th of that escape to someone else, I will consider myself unspeakably lucky.

Another thing I'm grateful for? My latest Ellora's Cave release, Hot Text, came out a few weeks ago and I figured I'd share the blurb and buy link with all of you. There's also an excerpt on the site if you'd like to check that out. Jeff and Karyn meet under unusual circumstances but they soon realize that not all twists of fate are bad. Some are downright amazing.

Sometimes what you think you want and what you need are two very different things.
As a technical editor, Jeffrey Maddox deals with plenty of words, leaving him few to spare on people, except his baby sister. To keep Daisy from wrecking her newly rehabbed life by shacking up with her older, married lover Lonny, he impulsively texts Lonny's wife, Karyn. And then meets her at a coffee shop on a snowy night, ostensibly to convince her to stay with her philandering husband. But soon texting turns to sexting. After spending the night getting to know Karyn, Jeff wants something much more personal—Lonny's wife. For himself. Despite her misgivings about Jeff's intentions, Karyn can't fight their attraction. She's still not divorced, though she knows there's no way she'll return to her husband. But maybe an amazing night of conversation—and even more amazing lovemaking—can lead to more than just one night of hot text.

Where to buy Hot Text:

Now it's your turn. What are you grateful for this year? It can be as big or small as you choose. I'll pick two random commenters to win one ebook of their choice from my backlist. And one of those two winners will ALSO win a $5.00 Amazon/Barnes & Noble gift card (your choice) to get something else fun. So go forth and comment.  Giveaway is open until Monday  November 28th, 2011 @ 11PM. To enter you must be a blog follower. Please leave a way for us to contact you if you are a winner. If I don't hear from the winners within two days of contacting them, then new ones will be chosen. For a list of her back titles go here.

THANK YOU and Happy Thanksgiving!

Where to find Cari: