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Labour Day Giveaway & Sampler


September 5, 2011

I don’t think you say Happy Labour Day do you? It just doesn’t seem to fit, right? So I’ll just say have a lovely Labour Day — rest and enjoy the fruit of your continued labour as we all walk, stroll, jog and run through this thing we call life. I know I’m enjoying this time off and I hope you are too. For those who are looking for jobs, believe you will find one–a good one–and you will.

So today I’m going to give away 10 (ten) books, one winner randomly selected using my ever trustworthy app from random.org.  In the meanwhile here’s an sampler from All’s Fair in Love & Seduction and the books up for grabs. So kick back and enjoy this day of rest. :)

Elizabeth broke the kiss with the inexorable press of her hands against his shoulders. Lord Creswell allowed her to push him away for it was the only way she could have managed it. For a moment he looked as if he was about to protest. He narrowed his gaze down at her.

Then slowly, as if fearing any sudden movement on his part would cause her to bolt, he caught her arm and lifted it  for his inspection. Elizabeth had no idea what he was looking for but permitted him to turn it gently in his hand. Her gown had small capped sleeves and her gloves came to her wrist so there was a length of pale flesh to peruse and to touch.

 “So soft,” he whispered, lazily stroking her forearm with his index finger. “Whoever thought something this slim and fragile in appearance would have so much strength,” he mused, his mouth twisted.

Not yet recovered from his kiss, Elizabeth’s arm trembled, her flesh tingling every place he touched.

He ran the back of his gloved hand along the now prickled skin of her bicep. “Do you play croquet, Miss Smith?”

She shook her head both in bemusement and response to the question.

“I will teach you soon. It would be a shame to waste this arm keeping me at bay.”

He smiled, a banked irony glinting in his beautiful eyes. Lifting her hand to his mouth, he watched her steadily as he placed a soft kiss on the vulnerable skin just above her glove. Her chest rose on a swift inhale of a startled breath. And then the heat swept in like an invading army making a mockery of all her good intentions

No sane person fell in love in the span of a single day. But she could feel herself taking a headlong plunge into some foreign emotion more heartfelt than a girlhood crush, leaving her vulnerable in a way she’d never been.

He released her with the same languid speed. He smiled but it wasn’t a smile that reassured a woman intent on retaining her virginity until she was securely wed.

“Shall we find Lord and Lady Windmere?” He proffered his arm, his expression cryptic, his manners exquisite.

As Elizabeth took his arm, she had the distinct feeling she’d just relinquished more of herself to him than just her hand.

Comment and enter to win all 10 (ten) of these books. Have a great day! 

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93 Comments

  1. I hope everyone is enjoying their labor day weekend. It’s our wedding anniversary weekend (this is our tenth) so it’s one of my favorite holidays.

  2. Happy Labor Day! Great list of books, read a couple already (loved the Long and Frost). Can’t wait to get and read Demon Marked – maybe I’ll get it for my birthday tomorrow

  3. Lovely labor Day to all of you! I shall be spending it at my job, folding clothes, arguing with customers, and stuff =/ ..oh, the fun!

    Lovely excerpt and amazing giveaway (as always)! I can’t wait to find some time to read my copy of all’s fair! And I NEED more info on Heir fo Deception!!!!!

  4. As one of those who is looking, free books makes the down time pass so much more easily. Hope everyone enjoys the day in one way or another.

  5. Hope everyone had an awesome weekend!

  6. Thank you for offering up such a generous giveaway Beverley. I loved “All’s Fair in Love & Seduction”. Hope to be in with a chance to win and, trust that everybody has a very happy and safe Labor Day.

  7. I hope everyone enjoys the extra day off (for those who get it)! Quiet day for me. DH is traveling, so I’m just ‘talking’ with my on-line friends!

    Thanks for this wonderful giveaway!

  8. I ended up working this day. Only half day. Most of the books you have on your list are on my to get list. Some I havent’ heard of. So now there are more on my list to get. B-) Thanks for the contest.

  9. Wishing everyone a very peaceful Labor Day.

    Thanks for posting this giveaway! Who doesn’t love to win books? :)

  10. A fun giveaway to wrap up the weekend!
    Great excerpt of All’s Fair in Love and Seduction, just bought it the other week and I still took the time to read it!

  11. Wow, that is one great stash! What better way to spend Labor Day (or any holiday) than to delve into a pile of good books?

  12. Hope everyone is enjoying a lovely Labor Day. Thanks for the awesome giveaway.

  13. Happy Labor day everybody!:)

  14. Ahhh…nothing like Labor Day and a Criminal Minds marathon. :) Hope everyone is enjoying the three-day weekend.

  15. Hey everyone! I hope everyone is having a great Labor Day weekend. In my home town, it’s a beautiful day. We are fortunate to have the heat wave & humidity disperse for a while. I’m asthmatic, so a day like today, 67 degrees, I’m loving it. A great day to read a new adventure. I can’t wait to read The Irish Warrior and the Demon Marked. Thanks Beverley for the amazing books. For a first time Romance reader, I writing instantly sucked me in. Can’t wait to read Heir of Deception. Stay safe! Mikki

  16. Hey everyone! I hope everyone is having a great Labor Day weekend. In my home town, it’s a beautiful day. We are fortunate to have the heat wave & humidity disperse for a while. I’m asthmatic, so a day like today, 67 degrees, I’m loving it. A great day to read a new adventure. I can’t wait to read The Irish Warrior and the Demon Marked. Thanks Beverley for the amazing books. For a first time Romance reader, your writing instantly sucked me in. Can’t wait to read Heir of Deception. Stay safe! Mikki

  17. I hope everyone is enjoying their Labor Day. Thanks for the awesome giveaway Bev!

  18. It left me wanting more. I want to read the whole thing now!!!!! No fair.

  19. Happy Labour Day everybody! :) I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!
    Thanks for another great contest, Bev!

  20. wow what a selection of books :) the rain has cooled things off here (and reduced the mugginess), foods on the grill & a book in hand — having a great day here, hope everyone else is too :D

  21. Have a good labor day. This day was my son’s due date years ago. He could have been born on labor day. =)

  22. I had a lovely afternoon with my parents and my sister, and then all of us and my BF went out for a nice dinner. I enjoy getting paid for a nice, relaxing day! Now time for homework!

  23. Hopefully everyone is having a great day. We’re getting a lot of rain here, possibly some flooding. We are relaxing and spending time together as a family.

  24. I enjoyed my day off and what made it even better was reading another fabulous excerpt as well as the chance to win some good books! Hope you had a great day too!

  25. I hope everyone enjoyed their weekend! Thanks for the giveaway!

  26. Happy Labor Day!

  27. Happy Labor Day! Twould be great to win!!

  28. I read like a fiend and I always need new words upon which to binge! Dear Flying Spaghetti Monster (I’ve worshipped you twice today, and I think that spaghetti for breakfast ought to win me something), please let me be randomly chosen!

  29. I hope everyone had a great holiday and good luck to everyone looking for jobs! Thank you for the great giveaway!

  30. Awesome giveaway! Happy Labor Day :)

  31. Great again
    Thanks for excerpts

  32. I hope everyone is enjoying their weekend. I love the excerpt. Thanks for the giveaway.

  33. Hope your Labor Day weekend was restful! :)

  34. Lovely Labour Day to you, too! Thank you for sharing that fabulous excerpt!

  35. Since it is the day after, I guess we can now say ‘Summer’s Over’…maybe not officially, but for most folks, it’s back to school, put away the flip-flops, start thinking abou the holidays coming….much sooner than we’ll be ready I’m sure! Hope everyone enjoyed a safe and happy holiday weekend!

  36. Hope everyone enjoyed a safe and happy Labor Day. Bev, thanks for another great giveaway!

  37. A late happy Labor Day to all. We had a great day with the family and especially the grandchildren. We started celebrating on Saturday night by going to some local fireworks and ending with marshmellows over the grill yesterday. Over the week-end we made it to the beach at the ocean two miles away and other than that stuck close to home and went to the beach at the lake a block away.

    All the adults took books with them to the beach while the kids played in the water or built sand castles! It was fun sitting and comparing all the different genres being read. Before we left the beach the kids were all clammering to have their favorite books read when we got back to the house.

    There’s no such thing as too many books – thanks for the giveaway and a chance to win one!

  38. I think you can say “Happy Labor Day”. Thought I posted yesterday on this guess I got distracted by something. But that happens a lot when it comes to books. LOL It’s always kind of a sad day because it signals the end of summer, but it’s also the beginning of fall and lots of new things to do. Hope everyone had a wonderful and safe holiday!

  39. Happy belated Labour Day! :) So kind of you to offer another give-away…

  40. Thanks for the amazing giveaway and Happy Belated Labor Day!

  41. I hope everyone had a great holiday!

  42. Oh my heavens! Hope everyone had a fabulous holiday/3 day weekend.

    It decided to rain (yes! rain in California) so that put quite the damper on the outside festivities. Got some beach time in though. :)

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