Thursday, December 31, 2009

Last Minute Treat!

Elisabeth Naughton's winner is: Amber Leigh Williams! Congrats!

Special Announcement! The winner of my December Contest is Laura E of Biloxi, MS. She'll receive a signed copy of A CHRISTMAS BALL!

A new contest has started on my website in connection with a new FREE online novella called A DUKE FOR ALL SEASONS! Enjoy!

Today, Friday, is my regular posting day on The Chatelaines, so I hope to see you there!

Happy New Year (especially to my readers in Oz who have already popped the cork on the new decade!) Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas season and now are looking forward to 2010. I had a lovely time with family and friends, but today, I have a treat for you! Elisabeth Naughton is here!

Her latest romantic suspense STOLEN SEDUCTION is on sale NOW! I love her fast-paced, intelligent and sensual style and bet you will too. Here's a post from her. Take it away, Elisabeth!

Happy New Year!

It’s a total thrilled to be here ringing out 2009 with all of you. Big thanks to Emily for having me here today!

I can’t think of a better way to start 2010 than with a stack of awesome books. I’ll admit, I’ve been a slacker in the reading department lately – between a book deadline, the holidays and the release of STOLEN SEDUCTION, book three in my Stolen Trilogy, I’ve been too busy to read. But now I’m not. Now I’m rewarding myself for all of my hard work with…what else? A trip to the bookstore.

What’s on my to-buy list? I’m a sucker for romantic suspense, so I can’t wait to get my hands on Stephanie Tyler’s Hard To Hold. Larissa Ione has a new release in the end of January that I’m salivating over – Ecstasy Unveiled. There were a BUNCH of Dec. 29th releases (along with my book) that I’m adding to my list: Susan Elizabeth Phillip’s paperback release of What I Did For Love, Cynthia Eden’s, Eternal Hunter, Helen Scott Taylor’s The Phoenix Charm and (Jan 1) Carry Lofty’s Scoundrel’s Kiss. And, of course, I still have my copy of A Christmas Ball I can’t wait to read. Even though Christmas is over, this one will be up first.

How about you? What’s on your to-read list to start off 2010? I’ve got a copy of STOLEN FURY, book one in my Stolen Trilogy, to giveaway to one lucky commenter.

Emily hopping in here: Did you see that? Leave a comment for a chance to win STOLEN FURY! It's a great read.

And in case you’re interested in my new release, here’s a little bit about STOLEN SEDUCTION:

The individual who collects all six statues and deciphers the code locked within will be awarded controlling interest in Roarke Resorts.


Hailey Roarke was never interested in her family’s fortune. That’s why she became a cop. But with her father and now her cousin dead, she’s suddenly on the wrong side of a police interrogation. The only way to clear her name is to solve the riddle before the real killer. Without getting killed herself.

Detective Shane Maxwell can’t deny the spark of lust he feels every time Hailey is near. But the woman is clearly hiding something. Trusting his gut—and the heat in her eyes—he joins her on an elaborate global treasure hunt staged by her late father. Caught between a sizzling seduction and a maniacal murderer, for Hailey and Shane the biggest reward of all will be making it out alive.

To read an excerpt go to

AND…before I forget…I’m hosting a BIG contest on my website through January 15th. Click the widget below to enter for a chance to win $100 Amazon Gift Card!

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May all your dreams come true in 2010!!

Back at you, Elisabeth. Thanks so much for seeing the New Year in with us! I can't wait to get the third title in your Stolen series.


Barbara Monajem said...

Ooh -- statues and secret codes. Cool! Do I have to read books 1 and 2 to enjoy 3? Because I'm raring to go get book 3 right now.

I'm already headed to the bookstore this morning for Helen Scott-Taylor's The Phoenix Charm.
This is the sequel to The Magic Knot, and I've been waiting for it for ages.

As for what else I'll be reading? Well, I just popped Elizabeth Hoyt's To Desire a Devil into my bag this morning. What with other commitments, I've been waiting a good while to dig into this one.

Also, there's a book called Soulless by Gail Carringer. I've heard a lot of raves about this book. It's around the house someplace - others have been reading it - but I'll get my claws into it soon.

Elisabeth Naughton said...

Hi Barbara. :)

No, you can read the books out of order. They're connected by characters, not plot. :)

I hope you enjoy the Stolen Books!!

Unknown said...

Thought I'd stop by and say a big Hello and wish you all a Happy New Year :) Can't wait to read!

DianaGroe aka Emily Bryan said...

Along with Elisabeth's newest, I'm looking forward to reading Karen Hawkins's SLEEPLESS IN SCOTLAND, In March Colleen Thompson's TOUCH OF EVIL, in April Barbara Monajem's debut SUNRISE IN A GARDEN OF LOVE AND EVIL, and Gerri Russell's SEDUCING THE KNIGHT. And in May, Connie Mason, a grand dame of historical romance, has a brand new title after a two year hiatus, LORD OF DEVIL ISLE!

And of course in JUne, my own contribution to the romantic heavens STROKE OF GENIUS!

Elisabeth Naughton said...

Hi Leanna - thanks for dropping by. And Happy New Year to you too!

Elisabeth Naughton said...

Emily...great book lists! I only looked ahead to what was out and tempting in January. Now you have me looking all the way through June!!

EmilyBryan said...

I always go to Leah Hultenschmidt's Romantic Reads and see what's coming down the pike. I was just there and saw that YOU have another title in May called MARKED! Be sure to join us again for that!

librarypat said...

Sounds like a good suspense, and I love those. I look forward to reading the trilogy.
My TBR pile is huge, but I'm working on it.
I just finished A CHRISTMAS BALL. You will enjoy it.
Emily, I got the distinct feel of Mozart and the Marriage Of Figaro in yours. (Could it be your opera background?) Our book club is reading it and I'm curious to hear their comments when we meet on the 12th.
I have Joy Nash's Silver Silence waiting to complete that series. I have all three of Deanna Raybourn's books waiting for me. Spy Candy by Gina Robinson is on the shelf next to Gerri Russell's Warrior Bride and Emily's Pleasuring the Pirate. I just finished Safe Harbor by Christine Feehan and have Fablehaven (a middle school book) in my car CD player. Lori Brighton's Wild Heart is near the top along with Anna Stefano's Dark Legacy. And one more Christmas book, A Highlander Christmas by Janet Chapman. There is so much good out there, It is hard to choose where to start. I'm looking forward to when Stroke Of Genius comes out (I like the cover, but the working picture you had of Crispin was moving.)

Hope you both have a Wonderful 2010!

EmilyBryan said...

Yes, Pat, I confess my music background creeps into my stories. There's a good bit of misdirection and mistaken identity in Marriage of Figaro (I've sung both Susannah and Cherubino in that opera!) and as you know, the theme of misdirection continues in my novella in A CHRISTMAS BALL. Gilbert and Sullivan and the work of Oscar Wilde also inspires and influences me.

Jane said...

Hi Elisabeth,
Congrats on the new release. I've also got my eye on Stephanie's Hold series.

Janet Kay Gallagher said...

Hi Elizabeth
We chose the name for or girl to be
Elizabeth Desiree. We had two boys and no girls. lol Guess what I was reading back then.
I am glad Emily invited you today. Such good information and neat Authors on this site. Your books sound great. Hope to be reading them. Instead of Emily's A CHRISTMAS BALL, I recieved Julia London SUMMER OF TWO WISHES for Christmas.
Thanks for starting your NEW YEAR with us! I Will be looking for you back when your next book is released.

EmilyBryan said...

Janet--Our oldest daughter's name is Elisabeth too--spelled with an "s" instead of a "z." It's the Scandinavian version.

I've got some other authors lined up for January too--Jade Lee, Helen Scott Taylor and Angie Fox to name a few! So be sure to pop back by!

Linda Henderson said...

There are so many books that I would like to read my list is pretty long. Hard To Hold,Kindred In Death,Claimed By The Wolf and that's just to name a few.

EmilyBryan said...

Linda--I see you like wolves. Have you tried Bonnie Vanak's Immortal Wolf?

Maureen said...

Happy New Year! I am so behind on my reading but I want to read the final book in the Kylie Brant trilogy and Anna Campbells latest.

Terrie said...

Sound like a good book to read for new year. Add me in this contest.. Happy New year !

Unknown said...

This sounds like lots of fun! Definitely on my "to read list".

Amber Leigh Williams said...

Hi Emily and Elizabeth! I'm finally reading Dead After Dark, the Sherrilyn Kenyon, J.R. Ward, Susan Squires and Dianna Love anthology. Also got around to purchasing the first book in Yasmine Galenorn's Otherworld series, Witchling, and will definitely be diving into the latest J.D. Robb. I need my Roarke fix!!!

Thanks for the chance to win :)

Michelle Santiago said...

i have too many books in my to-be-read pile i want to get through so probably no re-reading for now unfortunately but i'll probably "re-visit" my favorites between readings like nora roberts' birthright, mary jo putney's silk & secrets, etc.

i'm so want to read your stolen books elisabeth, unfortunately i promised myself not to buy books until march as i had a really big book buying binge during the holidays. lol so i've been going around trying to win them instead--a way around that promise ;)

EmilyBryan said...

Amber Leigh Williams! You are the winner. I'll send your email info to Elisabeth and she'll contact you soon! Congrats and thanks to everyone who left a comment.