Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Diamonds excerpt tease for Naughty After Dark Blog Hop

Update: My paranormal romance, NOT AN ANGEL is FREE today over at Amazon. (Friday only)

Diamonds Excerpt for Naught After Dark Blog Hop...(see the blog hop list to the left) One commenter will win a ebook copy of DIAMONDS. Good luck.

------EXCERPT ---------

The rich, velvety voice from the next table pulled her from her
pity party, and she peered around the menu once more. The handsome
man spoke on his cell phone and laughed. The sound hypnotized her.
Their gazes locked, and the air in her lungs vaporized. He glanced
back at his iPad and continued his conversation as though nothing had
happened. A little stunned by him blowing her off, she sort of liked
the change.

Holly forced her gaze to Karen and whispered, “Don’t look now,
but do y’all know who that man is? The one in the dark-navy suit,
talking on the phone.”

At the same exact moment, all three women turned completely
around in their chairs.

Holly wanted to duck under the table. “Real subtle, ladies,” she
whispered, wishing she could vanish from the restaurant like a ghost.
Dammit. The hottie nodded once in their direction. His gaze turned on
her for a brief second and then moved his attention back to his iPad.
Her cheeks burned.

“Hot dog. He’s gorgeous,” Moe said. “Now I understand why
you’re distracted. It wasn’t work you had on your mind, now was it?”

She bounced her eyebrows.

Heat crawled up Holly’s neck and landed on her face. “Of course
it was.”

“Sure,” Staci said. She and Moe grinned like fools.

Karen smiled. “You’re blushing. Wow. It’s been a long time since
a man caught your attention.”

“He hasn’t, and I’m not. It’s hot in here. He looks familiar is all.”

Moe licked her lips. “Why don’t you go over there and introduce
yourself before he gets wind of the Ms. Frost rumor. You know how
fast this town spreads lies.”

“I don’t care what people think of me, Moe. If I’m labeled Ms.
Frost because of a few men in Destiny, then so be it.” Holly took a
deep breath. She hated the cold nickname a few bachelors in the area
had coined her because she wouldn’t keep dating them. She knew
what they wanted, and it wasn’t fair that she ended up the bad guy and
not them.

“You know I was kidding, right?” Moe asked.

Holly nodded. Yep. She knew. Maybe she needed to be a little
friendlier in public. She would give a try.

The waiter, Robert, approached their table, carrying a tray of
bottled water.

“Ms. Charleston, your usual today?” The tall, thin waiter tilted his

“Yes, but I’ll have the shrimp instead of grilled chicken.” She
raised her chin a notch. “I feel like a change today.”

Her friends regarded each other, and then Karen leaned over and
touched Holly’s forehead. “First, you size up that handsome man, and
now you want shrimp instead of chicken. You feeling okay? You
getting enough sleep? You do look a little pale.”

Enough sleep? She wished. That damn dream screwed with her
sleep again. She could never remember exactly what it was about, but
she had a clue. She always woke up naked. She squeezed her napkin.

--------End of Excerpt---------- (CHECK OUT THE LIST TO THE LEFT)


IreneRJ said...

Loved the excerpt! Thanks for the chance to win a copy. I'm enjoying this blog hop so far.

Ronda (Queentutt's World of Escapism) said...

Nice excerpt, I've havent read any of your work and your writing was very nice and smooth. Thank you for sharing it with us readers.

Ronda Tutt
Queentutt's World of Escapism

Anonymous said...

Great excerpt. I've never read any of your books, but will definitely check you out.


Natasha Blackthorne said...

Nice excerpt. Thank you for getting naughty with us. :)

Dawn Chartier said...

Thanks for stopping by everyone! I hope you had fun on the Naughty hop tour! ~ Dawn

Rhonda D said...

Ooooh! What happened in the dream? Is that where she knows him from. Consider me intrigued! Thanks for the great excerpt and the awesome giveaway!

Nay Nay said...

Loved the excerpt. You are a new author for me. Thanks for sharing a little with us. I really enjoy these hops. What a great way to discover new authors/blogs and visit with old friends.
Thanks for being part of the hop and for the chance to win such a fantastic prize! <^_^>

Shannon Leigh said...

Laughed my butt off. Loved the ladies' conversation. Sure like to know what that dream was about.

author_shannon_leigh at hotmail dot com

Vanessa N. said...

Great post. Thanks for the chance.


Ashley Applebee said...

Thanks for the great giveaway!
Ashley A

ReneAva said...

Enjoyed the excerpt & of course it left me wanting more :)

Never read any of your works but now are on my wishlist.

Thank you for the chance to win one of your works!


Susan W. said...

Love blog hops where I find new to me authors! Great excerpt! Thanks for the giveaway!

Eva's Flowers said...

Great excerpt, would love to read the rest! Thanks for participating in the naughtiest hop ever ;)


ame1184 said...

i would love to read the rest after reading the excerpt!! thanks for the giveaway : )

ame1184 at gmail dot com

Barbara said...

LOVED the fun excerpt...can't wait to read MORE! Thx for the giveaway op!

barbbattaglia @ yahoo.com

Anne R said...

Loved the excerpt! Thanks for the chance to win one of your books!

areeths at new dot rr dot com

mimirose41209 said...

thanks for participating in the blog hop

mimirose41209 at hotmail dot com

Anne said...

Enjoyed the excerpt. Thanks for participating in the hop.


latishajean said...

Thanks for taking part in this fun blog hop! This sounds like a great book thanks for the great giveaway!
tishajean@ charter.net

mbourn said...

Thanks for being part of the blog hop! I love learning about new-to-me authors. Love the excerpt!!

VampedChik said...

Great excerpt! Thanks for the giveaway!!!

Gwen LTP said...

Thanks for being in on this blog hop!

Shadow said...

Great excerpt! Sounds so good! Id love to read it. Thanks for sharing and for the awesome giveaway!

JaimieB said...

Great story, Dawn!