Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Guest Post with Marquita Valentine + GIVEAWAY!

WELCOME TO THE BLOG,

MARQUITA! :)


 


Nationally Bestselling author, Marquita Valentine, writes small town romances that are anything but small. Lisa Kleypas, Carly Phillips and Rachel Gibson are her favorite contemporary authors. Marquita met her husband aka Hot Builder at Sonic when they were in high school. She suggests this location to all of her single friends in search of a good man -- and if that doesn't work, they can console themselves with cheesy tatertots. She lives in North Carolina in a very, very small town with Hot Builder and their two children.
You can find Marquita all over the internet, starting here: www.marquitavalentine.com


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Reading an Excerpt at Lady Jane's


So tonight I’m reading an excerpt from Drive Me Crazy at Lady Jane’s reading salon. I had a pretty hard time narrowing it down to just one passage, mostly because I wanted to showcase my hero,  not putting his foot in his mouth for once. But that tends to be a driving (heh) force in what causes problems between the hero and heroine.

So without further ado, here’s a little snippet of the excerpt of Sexy NASCAR Racer, Carter Ambrose, not letting his mouth get in gear while his brain stalls:


Let me know what I can do to help,” he said. He meant it. Potential lover or not, he would always be there for Melanie. Whenever she needed him.

“I’m fine.”

He spun the chair around, bending at the knees to get level with her face. There was so much worry in her brown eyes, and all he wanted to do was make it go away. Permanently. “Hey. I mean it. Whatever you need.”

Her lower lip trembled before a smile formed on her mouth. “I know you do, but sometimes, a girl can’t be saved. Sometimes, a girl has to save herself.”

“By moving out.” She nodded and he leaned forward. “I know we’re on the clock right now, but I really need to kiss you.”

“I haven’t taken my afternoon break,” she said, inching closer.

“Off the clock,” he murmured right before he kissed her. Soft lips to his, tasting like sweet tea and the key lime pie he’d brought back from town just for her.

She sighed, her hands coming to rest on his shoulders, and he cupped her face, keeping his touch as light as his kisses. This wasn’t about lust, wasn’t about teasing her. This was about wanting to give without expecting anything in return. She wouldn’t take his money, she wouldn’t take his help, but his kisses…Yeah, he knew she’d take those. Because he would do the same.

 

 
Thanks for having me here today! Two lucky commentors will receive an e-copy of DRIVE ME CRAZY!
 
~Marquita Valentine
 
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Drive Me Crazy by Marquita Valentine
Publisher: Marquita Valentine (February 2, 2013)
Series: Going the Distance, 1
Genre: Contemporary Romance

NASCAR racer, Carter Ambrose, has finally decided to take his doctor’s advice and find a new occupation before another wreck on the track kills him. Only his doctor hadn’t counted on his little sister’s best friend, Melanie Ann Smith, crashing his weeks of solitude with her short skirts and platform heels. And that’s not the least of his problems. His mother has decided that she wants grandchildren and the only woman that's good enough for the job-his ex-fiance.

 
Twenty-four year old Troublemaker Extraordinaire, Melanie Ann Smith, isn’t asking for much out of life: a house without wheels, to travel further than her home state and her best friend’s older brother, Carter Ambrose. Only three things stand in her way: juggling all of her odd jobs, keeping her daddy from gambling away all of their money and getting Carter to see her as a woman.
 
Soon Melanie and Carter agree to a temporary relationship. One with benefits that is mutually satisfying in every way, or so each believes. And just when they are ready admit their feelings, family secrets are exposed, threatening Melanie and Carter's fragile relationship.
 
Will Carter risk it all for love, or will Melanie be left holding the trophy for second place?

 

 
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Marquita's giving away TWO ecopies of Drive Me Crazy!
 
 
How to Enter:
 
  • Leave a comment below answering Marquita's question, or ask one of your own.
    • What's your favorite racing movie?
  • Please leave some way to contact you (email, Twitter handle, Facebook, or even GR--it makes it easier to contact the winners!)


Giveaway ends 3/6. Winners will be picked via Random.org within 2 days, announced on Twitter and Facebook, and contacted, if you leave a way to do so.


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Thank you so much for stopping by today, Marquita! As you already know, I'm a die-hard fan, and I CANNOT wait for your next book. Bring it! Sebastian, please, Sebastian next! :D Melody and I still have to finish our fight over him.... I'll win though, no worries.
Have you read any of Marquita's books yet? NO?! Well then hurry over to your favorite e-book retailer and buy them. NOW. I promise, you will not regret it!
Don't forget Marquita's question:
 
What's your favorite racing movie?






Enjoy!




Until Next Time,


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14 comments :

  1. Thanks for hosting me today! I"ll be in and out all day since I'n chaperoning a group of third graders to the planetarium. :} And here's my questiosn that I totally forgot to ask: What's your favorite racing movie? Mine's Days of Thunder. :)

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  2. I'm excited to have you on the blog---you already know how much I LOVE your books. But I'll say it again! Please, please, keep writing such wonderful, funny, sexy, sweet books. Pretty please! :D
    I can honestly say I don't believe I've ever watched any movie with racing. Other than Cars. ;) Hey, I may not be a kid, but I still love watching my Disney/animated movies. LOL.
    So, here's my question, to you and to others---what racing movie MUST I see?
    Enjoy!
    TBQ

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  3. One of my Fav racing movies is Winning with Paul Neman and Joanne Woodward and also stared Robert Wagner.. It was one of the movies that made me swoon as a teenager...

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  4. Love the excerpt!!! I really loved Secratariat. I need to put this on my TBR list for sure!!!

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  5. :) I'll have to put this one on my watch list, thanks for stopping by!
    Enjoy!
    TBQ

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  6. Oooh, I LOVE Secretariat! Such a great movie. I bet I've watched it 100 times. :)
    And yes, you *must* put these ones on your list!
    Enjoy!
    TBQ

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  7. Oh I love Cars too! Days of Thunder is a must see, I think, along with Talladaga Nights. :)


    Also, thank you!!! I hope to be writing for a really long time and you'll continue to think all those awesome things about my books! XOXO

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  8. I'm a sucker for The Fast And The Furious movies. Love me some Vin Diesel and Paul Walker ;-)

    Looks like a great book/series!

    Kayla W.

    Knwdesigns at verizon dot net

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  9. Some comments aren't showing up for some reason. Here's one of them, from Kayla. :)
    "I'm a sucker for The Fast And The Furious movies. Love me some Vin Diesel and Paul Walker ;-)

    Looks like a great book/series!

    Kayla W.

    Knwdesigns at verizon dot net "
    I have yet to watch any of those movies, but I need to. Also, I *love* Paul Walker--his eyes alone...*shudders* Fell hard for him in the movie Eight Below.
    Enjoy!
    TBQ

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  10. Marquita ValentineMarch 4, 2013 at 9:10 AM

    Paul Walker is a great representation of Christian and Sebastian, btw. :)) I have him on my Holland Springs Pinterest Page. :)

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  11. Oh dear, now I want Sebastian even more! Damn it, when will his book be out? *pouts*
    Enjoy!
    TBQ

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  12. LoR, Congrats--you are one of the winners of DRIVE ME CRAZY!
    Enjoy,
    TBQ

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  13. Kayla, congrats--you are one of the winners of DRIVE ME CRAZY!
    Enjoy,
    TBQ

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  14. OH Thank you!!!! I can't wait to read it!!! :)

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