Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Midsummer's Eve Giveaway Hop (Ends 6/26) WW/U.S.

The 2nd Annual Midsummer's Eve Giveaway Hop is taking place from June 20th to 26th!
Thanks to I Am a Reader Not a Writer and  Uniquely Moi Books for hosting.

My giveaway has two books--one is open worldwide and is an e-book, and the other is U.S. only and is a physical book.  Read on for all the information.

VBT: "Racing to Love (Book One, Carter's Treasurer)" by Amy Gregory

Racing to Love
(Book One, Carter's Treasure)
by Amy Gregory
Published by Sapphire Star Publishing
Contemporary Romance (Comedy, Drama)

Available at:
Amazon (Paperback) | Amazon (Kindle Edition) | Barnes & Noble

From the outside, Molly West had everything, beauty, brains, and a career she’d retired from not once, but twice. Being in the limelight and in a sport that was male driven, she was often surrounded men. She ignored first the boys, and as she got older, the men. Unfortunately, they were all the same, all after one thing, and she had absolutely no use for them. Her cold shoulder and patented not a chance in hell look were usually enough to get her point across. Occasionally, she had to resort to her sass—and her brother.

Molly had no plans in changing what was a perfectly good system. That is until she walked into the pits. When she stood toe-to-toe with the sex in jeans, she knew right then and there that the man her adoptive mother always told her was out there, was now standing right in front of her.

Carter Sterling had traveled the racing circuit since he was a boy. He’d heard all the old standbys, She’s out there somewhere, love comes along when you least expect it. Good things come to those that… Yeah, he’d heard them all. The last place he expected to meet the love of his life was on a pro track. All she did was smile, and he knew, looking into her sapphire blue eyes, Molly West was his. Forever.

If it was only that easy. From the moment he laid eyes on her, he had a gripping feeling in him. An overwhelming need to protect her. A girl he’d just met. Carter had learned a long time ago that gut feelings are almost never wrong.

Molly now held his heart in her hands, but it was going to take a lot more than just love to protect her from the past she thought she’d buried a long time ago.

They continued to walk back toward the pits, but he stopped when they were in the darkened hallway, just before they would have rounded the corner and been seen.

Molly’s heart sped.

He was still holding her hand, but turned to face her as he placed his other hand on her waist. She sucked in a breath when he stepped forward. Her first instinct was to be anxious, to cower back, but something in those ice blue eyes told her she didn’t have to be afraid.

When he had leaned in to kiss her when they were sitting on the track, she’d panicked. And then when he had started to move away, she’d panicked again—for a different reason entirely.

Those flip-flopping emotions were about to drive her crazy.

Now, in the dimmed corridor, Molly closed her eyes to catch her breath and to search for a decision. He’d been rubbing his thumb on her waist, but his movements stopped when her eyes dropped closed. The soothing strokes didn’t continue until she finally reopened her eyes and dragged her attention up his chest and past his Adam’s apple. She continued up until she locked her gaze with his. When she offered him a hesitant smile, he began stroking her again with a warm smile on his lips.

Staring down at her, he let go of her hand and skimmed the back of his over her cheek. She felt her heart thundering, her pulse racing when she ran her hands up his chest, feeling each and every rippled muscle. She’d never purposely touched a man like this before. Sure, she’d felt Brody’s muscles when she’d smacked him for one reason or another. Or when trying to push him off of her after he’d wrestled her to the ground being an ornery brother and all. But this? This was foreign.

Her eyes were back on her own fingers, taking everything in. She stopped at his heart and could feel it pounding hard beneath the soft cotton t-shirt.

“Just so you know…” he started in his slow, sexy voice.

She could tell he was waiting for eye contact again before continuing. “Yeah?” she whispered.

“I’m going to fall in love with you.”

About the Author:
Amy Gregory leads an incredibly active lifestyle in Kansas City with her husband and their three fantastic kids who keep them running in three very different directions.  When she’s not rushing her oldest daughter to tumbling, her youngest daughter to music lessons, or sitting track-side watching her son practice motocross, she’s taking the few minutes in between to scribble the next pages in her Racing to Love series.

When asked, “When do you have time to write?” Amy Gregory giggles.  “In bits and pieces,” she says. 

Amy is known for her snarky, off the cuff sense of humor, which you’ll find shining through in the characters she’s created.  Her debut novel, Racing to Love, Carter’s Treasure, is set for release June 7, 2012.

I’ve spent my whole life trying to figure out what I want to be when I grow up, and now I’ve finally found it. – Amy Gregory

Visit Amy at http://www.amygregory548.blogspot.com

Guest Post by the Author:
Somebody asked me the other day how I came up with story lines and if I was afraid I’d run out of ideas.  Well, the truth is, yes I am afraid I’ll run out of ideas, but I don’t dwell on it! 

For me I pull so much of my stories from personal experience or things other people have told me.  I also don’t leave home without a small notepad to jot down ideas when they hit me.  I know for a fact if I don’t write them down, they’ll be long forgotten. 

Another piece to that puzzle is I have figured out very quickly that I love to write in a series style.  That way I can get more involved with my characters and keep them around longer.  That’s how Racing to Love has expanded.  Carter’s Treasure is the first book and was released June 7th.  I was so in love with the characters and they each have a story to tell.  In this particular series, the main characters are all life-long friends, so even when book two of the series, Jesse’s Soul, releases next January 2013, you’ll still see Molly, Carter, and Eli woven throughout Jesse’s journey.  When the last chapter of Carter’s Treasure was written, I knew that wasn’t the end of their story.  I like to know what happens down the road.  In a series, I can show that.  It may be through another character’s point of view, but you’ll know by the end of the series how their lives turned out after the happily ever after. 

I like that in a series, one story line can blend into the next, and idea after idea just sort of appears.  That’s how ideas keep filling up my notebook, all waiting to be told. 

The great news is that I am going to give away one e-book PDF copy of Racing to Love.  This is open worldwide, and all entries will need to be entered into the rafflecopter form by June 26 9:00 P.M. Pacific time.  When you are done, be sure to check out my second giveaway below and hop along to the other blogs for the chance to win even more books!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

And now for the U.S. only giveaway.
Here is my link to my review.

So if you would like to win a copy of this book and you are a U.S. reader, enter via the rafflecopter below by June 26 9:00 P.M. Pacific time. This is a book you will definitely want to read!

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