Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Marrying Cade Wave - Stop Nine



It’s launch day for Sally Clements’ new book, Marrying Cade, and to celebrate, she’d having a Mexican wave of excerpts! You can keep up with the wave’s progress on the twitter hashtag #MarryingCadeWave – and add a tweet with the hashtag to chat with everyone else who’s reading along!

Here’s how to do it…these are the stops, just call in to these blogs to read each excerpt (they start at stop one, and finish at stop ten). Alternatively, start wherever, and click on the next stop link at the bottom of the excerpt. Or just click on the buy link, to get your own copy of Marrying Cade!

 

Stop Two – Maya Blake’s blog

Stop Three – Nas Dean’s blog

Stop Four – Joanne Coles’s blog

Stop Five – Romy Summers’ blog

Stop Six – Lorraine Wilson’s blog

Stop Seven – Joanne Pibworth’s blog

Stop Eight – Suzanne Jones’ blog

Stop Nine – Lacey Devlin’s blog



Stop Nine’s excerpt…

And she was going to be Adam’s family—totally off limits. But that didn’t stop his hungry gaze roaming over the curve of her lips, or his body’s ardent reaction.

“How’s your papa?” Adam’s tone was full of concern.

“Not as good as we hoped, but they brought him back from the hospital today with a doctor and nurse in attendance to monitor him. They recommend he takes it easy.” She shrugged her shoulders, looked toward the heavens, then, as if it might hurt, smiled. “Papa, of course, is determined to walk Rosa down the aisle. And Rosa wants him to.”

Cade nodded. Rosa always got what she wanted.

A couple of fat bumblebees hovered over the purple flowers of the rosemary bushes under planting the plane trees where they sat. Their slumberous buzzing was soothing in the perfumed heat. Cade breathed in, then slowly let the breath escape in a long puff. Isola dei Fiori was weaving its spell around him, and it felt damn good.

Melo bit into a marinated artichoke heart, and a small drizzle of olive oil dampened her bottom lip. She wiped it away with a napkin, grinned and lifted her shoulders. “It’s impossible to eat these elegantly.” Her gaze met his and held.

A flash of electricity shot between them, and his heart thumped and kicked. She was aware of him. More than aware, attracted.

 
Thanks so much for being Stop Nine, Lacey!


Before you go on to stop ten, do click the tweet button below to help get the wave going! Now, continue on to Stop ten here!


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5 comments:

Sally Clements said...

FAB! Thanks, Lacey! Thank you for helping by being part of the wave!
My amazon listing has been delayed (darn it!) but I'll tweet and blog it when I have it. Right now, pdf, mobi, lit, html and epub versions are all at THE WILD ROSE PRESS LINK above.

Pearson Report said...

The power of the written word...to play, to release, to pull and to hold...

...the line is strong, with just enough tension that I head to Stop Ten.

Cheers, Jenny

Nas Dean said...

Hi Lacey, Hello Sally!

Happy release day, Sally! It's turned into an interesting read!

Lacey Devlin said...

You're welcome, Sally. It's been great having you. Amazon's up now so I've added the links :-)

Lacey Devlin said...

Welcome, Jenny! I'm glad you enjoyed it :-)

Nas - Hi! Thanks for stopping by to support a fellow Minx.