So happy to have Diane Saxon here today. Congratulations on nearing the end of your blog hop Diane and good luck with your romantic comedy Flight of Her Life!
It’s really great to be here today at the end of my blog hop visits to my favorite authors, Thank you for hosting me, Layne.
I’ve done a consecutive Excerpt of Flight of Her Life, my new Romantic Comedy especially for Christmas, so if you missed the other installments you can go back and start at the beginning. By the end, you will have read my first two chapters.
I love life and I laugh a lot. I think that’s why funny things seem to happen to me, so I thought I would do a little competition during the hop, the answers were a pure guess, and I am giving away a copy of Flight of Her Life to the two top scoring visitors.
Here are the answers:
1. a. I leapt into the sea from the top of the ship – I was invited to by the Captain.
2. c. Target practice, I’m afraid. But rumor had it I swung from the chandeliers and most people were very impressed.
3. a. I stepped in cow muck, well I ran full pelt into cow muck, my dog escaped covered in poo and I had to get hauled out with a rope. I ruined my very expensive walking boots and never trekked that way again.
4. b. I got stuck in a lift and everyone was out at the beach so no-one heard me calling. They had disabled the outside alarm because it was disturbing the reception desk. There was a little dead mouse and I wondered how long he had been there before I discovered him.
5. c. Oh, my goodness. The poor, poor man. He was such a mess by the time he disembarked. It’s not like she was a little girl, nope, she was 19.
6. c. Stuck. Stuck. Stuck. Scary stuck in steaming hot temperatures, our girls were only 4 and 8, no shade, no shelter, no water. Just sun cream and a metal boat, surrounded by alligators.
So, if you’ve commented I will have chosen by now the person with the most correct answers and I will let you know shortly who will win a copy of my new release, Flight of Her Life.
Traveling from New York City to Houston to meet her future in-laws and announce her engagement, accident prone Bailey finds herself in a situation beyond her control. All flights are cancelled the night before Christmas Eve, leaving Bailey stranded at the airport with a cowboy from her past.
Against all odds, Sebastian manages to rescue Bailey from one disaster after another, but is it too late to rescue her from her future? Faced with a heartrending dilemma, does Bailey turn her back on the man who offers her a life of security, or does she run off to Maui with a cowboy?
She drew in a breath and closed her eyes briefly, while she tried to ignore the pulsing warmth spreading through her stomach.
“Right, let’s go.” She turned to march away and was brought up short as he restrained her with the grasp of his strong hand on her elbow.
“It’s this way; you never could find your way anywhere worth a damn.” He turned her in the opposite direction, tucked her arm into his elbow. “And you should hold on to me so you don’t slip on your naked little tush. You don’t want everyone getting an eyeful, do you?”
She cast him an irritated sideways glance, but he was intent on moving through the crowds, toward the exit.
“I’ve booked a hotel. There’s a shuttle bus about to leave in five minutes. It’ll be the last one of the day. They can barely get through the roads now, so get a trot on.”
“I hope you’ve booked separate rooms.” She made her voice as waspish as she could, but he ignored her completely.
They stepped out into the minus fifteen blizzard. She sucked in a shocked breath and felt it turn to icicles in her lungs, making her want to cough it back out again.
She ducked her head just as he wrapped his thick, sheepskin coat around her shoulders, engulfing her in his warmth, and she automatically slipped her arms into the sleeves, which dangled almost to her knees.
“Thank you.” Not in the least inclined to refuse his offer, she pulled the coat snug around her and tucked her nose inside the collar to absorb the warm, spicy scent of him. It smelled of horses, and leather, and man. So different from the cool, aloof lemon and washing powder aroma Phillip emanated.
She whipped her nose back out of Sebastian’s coat and snapped an accusing glare over her shoulder at him as his hands firmly gripped her backside and pushed her up the two steps into the shuttle bus.
He held his hands up and gave her an innocent look.
“Just giving a helping hand.”
“Well, don’t. I can manage fine without…” Her heel slipped in the wet and as her legs shot from underneath her, Sebastian neatly snaked his arm around her waist and let her back hit his chest.
“Ooommmff.” He steadied her. “You’re not as light as you used to be.” His cool lips touched her burning ear and his breath puffed gently across her cheek, sending delicious goose bumps chasing themselves down her spine. “Must be the boobs you’ve developed since I last had my hands on you when you were sixteen.”
That same fickle spine jerked to attention. She pushed away from him and lifted her chin while she stepped cautiously along the aisle.
The bus was full, except for one seat which she sat in, making sure his coat was securely wrapped around her and tucked under her knees, so she didn’t expose herself to any of the other passengers. She understood why crossing your legs at this stage could be considered vulgar.
“You have to find a seat, son, or you’re walking. No standing when we have to travel the interstate.” The bus driver turned his head and pinned her with a look over the top of his glasses. “You could ask your girl to sit on your knee, but I can’t allow you to stand.”
She didn’t even have time to shake her head in denial before Sebastian leaned down, scooped her up and plunked her on his lap. Her legs dangled between his wide spread ones, and his arms wrapped snugly around her waist. He burrowed his icy nose into the collar of his coat and buried it in her neck as she snaked her freezing legs against his warmer ones. She knew she should tell him not to get so close, she shouldn’t allow him to snuggle in, but she felt the shudder run through him and figured it wouldn’t harm under the circumstances if she relaxed against him and they shared their warmth. She was sure Phillip would understand.
Where to Buy Flight of Her Life
Liquid Silver Books http://bit.ly/IcMuoh
Amazon UK http://amzn.to/18iC1n7
All Romance http://bit.ly/193gk5c
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