Monday, May 27, 2013

SOUTH OF SURRENDER RELEASE DAY EVENT ~ READ EXCERPTS, WIN PRIZES




I am thrilled to welcome one of my favorite authors, Laura Kaye, to the blog today to celebrate the release of her newest book, South of Surrender!
Be sure to read an excerpt from the book and enter to win some amazing prizes.
 

South of Surrender (Hearts of the Anemoi, #3)Series: Hearts of the Anemoi #3
Category/Genre: Adult Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Entangled Publishing
Publication Date: 5/28/13
She’s the only one who can see through his golden boy fa├žade to the broken god within…

Chrysander Notos, Supreme God of the South Wind and Summer, is on a mission: save Eurus from his death sentence and prove his troubled brother can be redeemed. But Eurus fights back, triggering vicious summer storms that threaten the mortal realm, dangerously drain Chrys, and earn the ire of the Olympic gods who ordered Eurus dead.

Laney Summerlyn refuses to give up her grandfather’s horse farm, despite her deteriorating vision. More than ever, she needs the organized routine of her life at Summerlyn Stables, until a ferocious storm brings an impossible—and beautiful—creature crashing down from the heavens.

Injured while fighting Eurus, Chrys finds himself at the mercy of a mortal woman whose compassion and acceptance he can’t resist. As they surrender to the passion flaring between them, immortal enemies close in, forcing Chrys to choose between his brother and the only woman who’s ever loved the real him.


 
A Message From Laura, and an Excerpt 
 

I am thrilled to welcome Chrysander Notos and Laney Summerlyn to the world today! Chrys and Laney are the hero and heroine of South of Surrender, the third book in my Greek-mythology inspired Hearts of the Anemoi series. The Anemoi were wind gods the Greeks associated with controlling the wind, the weather, and the seasons, and as the summer god, Chrys is the hottest of them all! Chrys just might also be the most tortured of them all. And the thing I love about tortured heroes? Their redemption is so, so sweet! Need more proof? Check out this excerpt with Chrys and Laney in a hot tub (hmm…where could this scene go next? *muhaha!*) as well as the giveaway that follows!

  “Stop it, Laney. Just stop.” Chrys hated the gruffness of his words, but couldn’t control it.

   Her jaw dropped open. “What?”

 “Stop…” He tugged his fingers through his wet hair. Tempting me to give in. Tormenting me with things I can never have but want so desperately I can’t breathe. Desire and regret lodged a knot in his throat.

 A range of emotions played over her face. Hurt. Rejection. Anger.

 Determination.

  Laney pushed into the center of the pool. He sat up straight in his seat, his back coming hard against the tub’s side. “What do you want me to stop doing, Chrysander? Huh?” She waded closer and stopped right in front of him. “Do you want me to stop caring? Do you want me to stop worrying about you when, for the third time since we’ve met, your brother has tried to kill you? And nearly succeeded? Do you want me to stop thinking about making love with you? About how good you felt inside me?”

 “Stop,” he said again, bracing his hands against the walls to restrain the urges her words were letting loose, heartfelt urges that warred with every bit of his common sense.

 She pushed closer, her legs skimming the insides of his spread thighs. “I can’t stop. I wouldn’t want to even if I could. I lo—”

  He lunged for her and claimed her in a devouring, soul-stirring kiss. He knew what was about to come out of her mouth, because she was wearing the emotion on her face, in her eyes. He just couldn’t hear it. He wasn’t ready for it. He might never be ready for it because he wanted to hear the words so damn bad.

  Laney moaned into the kiss. Cradling her face, he drew her in closer, plundered her mouth thoroughly and deeply with his tongue. He poured every bit of suppressed longing into the kiss until she was swaying, jostled by the flowing, bubbling water. She stumbled and threw her arms out for balance. But what she didn’t do was try to touch him.

 As if he didn’t already care more than he should, at that moment he felt what only could be called love for Laney Summerlyn.



GIVEAWAY!

Win 1 of 5 $50 gift cards to winners’ choice of Amazon/B&N/iTunes!

HOW TO ENTER?

Did you have a favorite line from the excerpt? Comment with your email address to enter to win! Open to international! Giveaway runs for one day and ends at midnight PST on May 28!


Visit more participating Blitz Day sites for more excerpts and more ways to win! And look out for the South of Surrender Blog Tour to start next week with more excerpts and giveaways! Check out the awesome early reviews coming in for the book, too!

Thanks for reading!
~Laura





About Laura Kaye:
Laura is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over a dozen books in contemporary and paranormal romance. Growing up, Laura’s large extended family believed in the supernatural, and family lore involving angels, ghosts, and evil-eye curses cemented in Laura a life-long fascination with storytelling and all things paranormal. She lives in Maryland with her husband, two daughters, and cute-but-bad dog, and appreciates her view of the Chesapeake Bay every day.

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58 comments:

  1. First line that popped out at me
    He lunged for her and claimed her in a devouring, soul-stirring kiss.
    XD it is a very nice sentence >///<

    kitsune_no_sora @ yahoo

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  2. Aww I love the final line in the excerpt. Thanks for sharing! I haven't heard of this series before, but that cover is delicious and so is that snippet. I must check this out. ;)

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  3. What a scene, each excerpt i discover is making me want the book more and more generally teh whole excer^pt call to me and i can't pick a favourite line but for this one the last line make it just perfect!

    Congrats on teh new release and thank you for the giveaway

    isabelle(dot)frisch(at)gmail(dot)com

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  4. The last line was my fav-
    "As if he didn’t already care more than he should, at that moment he felt what only could be called love for Laney Summerlyn."

    Looks like an awesome book!
    blackcapballistics(at)gmail(dot)com

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  5. Happy release day!! It sounds like an awesome book!!

    I'm such a sucker for sweet an romantic so the last line is my favorite! I really like the description of the kiss too. "He poured every bit of suppressed longing into the kiss until she was swaying, jostled by the flowing, bubbling water." Sounds like an amazing kiss!!

    booklovingme AT gmail DOT com

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  6. Congratulations Laura

    Laney moaned into the kiss. Cradling her face, he drew her in closer, plundered her mouth thoroughly and deeply with his tongue. He poured every bit of suppressed longing into the kiss until she was swaying, jostled by the flowing, bubbling water. She stumbled and threw her arms out for balance. But what she didn’t do was try to touch him.

    sandy(at)thereadingcafe(dot)com

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  7. Congrats on your release!!

    Definitely this: He lunged for her and claimed her in a devouring, soul-stirring kiss

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  8. I like She pushed closer, her legs skimming the insides of his spread thighs. “I can’t stop. I wouldn’t want to even if I could. I lo—”
    magic5905 at embarqmail dot com

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  9. “I can’t stop. I wouldn’t want to even if I could. I lo—”
    So true when you're infatuated!

    Please enter me in the giveaway

    annfesATyahooDOTcom

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  10. "As if he didn’t already care more than he should, at that moment he felt what only could be called love for Laney Summerlyn."

    Thank you so much for offering this giveaway! I can't wait to start this series and I'd love to be in the running for an Amazon gift card. :-)

    Best Wishes,
    Lindsey V.

    Lindsey8907@yahoo.com

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  11. He knew what was about to come out of her mouth, because she was wearing the emotion on her face, in her eyes. He just couldn’t hear it. He wasn’t ready for it. He might never be ready for it because he wanted to hear the words so damn bad.

    Thank you for the chance to win!!!

    Gloxina_Keya (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  12. Such a very passionate excerpt! I liked, “He lunged for her and claimed her in a devouring, soul-stirring kiss. He knew what was about to come out of her mouth, because she was wearing the emotion on her face, in her eyes. He just couldn’t hear it. He wasn’t ready for it. He might never be ready for it because he wanted to hear the words so damn bad.” So much emotion. He wants so bad to ignore his feelings, but can’t. I think he’s gonna lose this battle. At least, I hope he does ;) Hehe

    Big Laura Kaye fan. Been looking forward to Chrys's book for a long time. Can’t wait to devour it! Congratulations on your big release Laura!

    -Selena Mc
    redzsm@yahoo.com

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  13. “What do you want me to stop doing, Chrysander? Huh?” She waded closer and stopped right in front of him. “Do you want me to stop caring? Do you want me to stop worrying about you when, for the third time since we’ve met, your brother has tried to kill you? And nearly succeeded? Do you want me to stop thinking about making love with you? About how good you felt inside me?”


    This sounds steamy, and I do love mythology reads! Thanks for sharing!

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  14. Holy hotness this sounds good and I am curious about the paranormal aspect. I like "He lunged for her and claimed her in a devouring, soul-stirring kiss. He knew what was about to come out of her mouth, because she was wearing the emotion on her face, in her eyes. He just couldn’t hear it. He wasn’t ready for it. He might never be ready for it because he wanted to hear the words so damn bad."

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  15. I haven't read it yet, but I've heard so many great things about this one, I just one clicked it! Thanks!

    hschrock24112 @ yahoo dot com

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  16. Mine is "As if he didn’t already care more than he should, at that moment he felt what only could be called love for Laney Summerlyn."
    So sweet! My heart did a few extra beats there
    Delivery.RN at gmail dot com

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  17. “What do you want me to stop doing, Chrysander? Huh?” She waded closer and stopped right in front of him. “Do you want me to stop caring? Do you want me to stop worrying about you when, for the third time since we’ve met, your brother has tried to kill you?"

    fencingromein at hotmail dot com

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  18. "As if he didn’t already care more than he should, at that moment he felt what only could be called love for Laney Summerlyn."

    megan(at)mischievousdesigns(dot)com

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  19. I love
    Cradling her face, he drew her in closer, plundered her mouth thoroughly and deeply with his tongue.
    Great excerpt!!! Thanks for the chance.
    natcleary at gmail dot com

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  20. I want to read this for sure. My favorite line is:
    As if he didn’t already care more than he should, at that moment he felt what only could be called love for Laney Summerlyn.

    alwaysyaatheart@gmail.com

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  21. "As if he didn’t already care more than he should, at that moment he felt what only could be called love for Laney Summerlyn."

    I love it when a strong man learns how to love!

    ehaney578 at aol dot com

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  22. " A range of emotions played over her face. Hurt. Rejection. Anger. Determination."

    I love how despite hurt, Laney refuses to give up!

    books4me67 at ymail dot com

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  23. Um...really? A favorite of that?

    THIS

    Do you want me to stop thinking about making love with you? About how good you felt inside me?”

    valerie at stuckinbooks.com

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  24. "He lunged for her and claimed her in a devouring, soul-stirring kiss."

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  25. "As if he didn’t already care more than he should, at that moment he felt what only could be called love for Laney Summerlyn."

    gaby_sama(at)hotmail(dot)com

    Thank you!

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  26. this book looks yummy eheheh
    Loved this one "He lunged for her and claimed her in a devouring, soul-stirring kiss. "

    woo!

    lilypondreads at gmail dot com

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  27. Just... just give me the book. Now.

    "As if he didn’t already care more than he should, at that moment he felt what only could be called love for Laney Summerlyn."

    amzpar[at]gmail[dot]com

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  28. "He poured every bit of suppressed longing into the kiss until she was swaying, jostled by the flowing, bubbling water."

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  29. He poured every bit of suppressed longing into the kiss until she was swaying, jostled by the flowing, bubbling water.
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  30. He lunged for her and claimed her in a devouring, soul-stirring kiss. He knew what was about to come out of her mouth, because she was wearing the emotion on her face, in her eyes. He just couldn’t hear it. He wasn’t ready for it. He might never be ready for it because he wanted to hear the words so damn bad.

    Thanks for the giveaway. shiekadoctor23@yahoo.com

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  31. Really enjoying reading all your faves, everyone! Thanks!

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  32. My favorite line is "As if he didn’t already care more than he should, at that moment he felt what only could be called love for Laney Summerlyn.

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  33. Love that last line ;P Congrats to Laura on the new release!

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  34. My favorite line from the excerpt: “A range of emotions played over her face. Hurt. Rejection. Anger.

    Determination.”

    catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

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  35. My favorite is "Stop..." He tugged his fingers through his wet hair. Tempting me to give in. Tormenting me with things I can never have but want so desperately I can't breathe. Desire and regret lodged a knot in his throat.
    Thanks for the excerpt and the chance to win!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

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  36. "Laney moaned into the kiss." The book was wonderful, thanks for the contest!

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  37. My favorite line is:

    "her words were letting loose, heartfelt urges that warred with every bit of his common sense."

    glindathegood@bellsouth.net

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  38. Favorite line - Tormenting me with things I can never have but want so desperately that I can't breathe.

    mythic021@gmail.com

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  39. I love when she was going to tell him she loved him and he was thinking:
    He might never be ready for it because he wanted to hear the words so damn bad.
    Can't wait to read this!!

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  40. Here's my favorite.....
    “Stop…” He tugged his fingers through his wet hair. Tempting me to give in. Tormenting me with things I can never have but want so desperately I can’t breathe. Desire and regret lodged a knot in his throat.

    A range of emotions played over her face. Hurt. Rejection. Anger.

    Determination.

    Thank you for the giveaway! Congratulations on the book's release.
    JessieL62 at comcast dot net

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  41. Happy Release Day! I hadn't heard of this but I'm definitely going to read it! :) My fav line:

    "...bracing his hands against the walls to restrain the urges her words were letting loose, heartfelt urges that warred with every bit of his common sense."

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  42. As if he didn’t already care more than he should, at that moment he felt what only could be called love for Laney Summerlyn

    allison dot westcote at gmail dot com

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  43. “Stop…” He tugged his fingers through his wet hair. Tempting me to give in. Tormenting me with things I can never have but want so desperately I can’t breathe. Desire and regret lodged a knot in his throat."

    bookconnisseur@gmail.com

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  44. This one is my favorite: "He tugged his fingers through his wet hair. Tempting me to give in. Tormenting me with things I can never have but want so desperately I can’t breathe."
    deedee@grifmail.com

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  45. Umm, can I say my favorite was the whole excerpt! Sooo hot! BUT if I would have to pick a line, I would go with this:

    “As if he didn’t already care more than he should, at that moment he felt what only could be called love for Laney Summerlyn.”

    I choose this line because I just love that part of the story when love is realized!

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  46. He lunged for her and claimed her in a devouring, soul-stirring kiss. He knew what was about to come out of her mouth, because she was wearing the emotion on her face, in her eyes. He just couldn’t hear it. He wasn’t ready for it. He might never be ready for it because he wanted to hear the words so damn bad.
    Thanks :)
    lorih824 at yahoo dot com

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  47. Thanks for sharing! I like troubled characters too. And the whole "brother trying to kill you thing" reminds me of Loki and Thor...bonus points for that. LOL

    I like this line- "Do you want me to stop caring?"

    It's just an interesting line because you can't entirely control emotions.

    -Lauren
    lauren51990 at aol dot com

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  48. Another scene that's delicious from beginning to end! I’ve said it before and say it again, Laura Kaye sure knows how to do sizzle and steam! At each Blog stop, I keep picking a different line. There is just so much nuances and emotion packed into the scene so I'm going to be a rebel. I pick the entire scene! Yep, I did :)

    kaladata2(at)gmail(dot)com

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  49. He lunged for her and claimed her in a devouring, soul-stirring kiss.

    bacchus76 at myself dot com

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  50. “As if he didn’t already care more than he should, at that moment he felt what only could be called love for Laney Summerlyn.”

    anpoulter at aol dot com

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  51. He lunged for her and claimed her in a devouring, soul-stirring kiss.

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  52. I'm sorry, I was far too distracted by those abs and those hands in the waistband of those low-slung jeans to aslbj joadi l.

    *drool*

    Wendy @ The Midnight Garden

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  53. "He just couldn’t hear it. He wasn’t ready for it. He might never be ready for it because he wanted to hear the words so damn bad."

    Love the romantic drama! :)

    Thanks,
    Leanne
    leannessf at gmail dot com

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  54. She pushed closer, her legs skimming the insides of his spread thighs. “I can’t stop. I wouldn’t want to even if I could. I lo—

    HOT!
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