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November 11th, 2012
Rock*It Reads Heating Up the Holidays Blog Hop

Heating Up The Holidays

Welcome to the Rock*It Reads Heating Up the Holidays Blog Hop. There are 15 stops on the blog tour. The more blogs you visit and comment on, the greater your chances of winning the grand prize, a $75 gift certificate to Barnes & Noble or Amazon, and a huge collection of books from the authors of Rock*It Reads. Smaller prizes will be available at each stop along the way.

Good luck, and have fun!

To heat up your holidays with fun prizes, Rock *It reads asks: what would you do with a hot hero over the holidays?
Snuggle by the fire, a romantic sleigh ride, ice skating, sipping hot chocolate, or something a little more intimate…? Here are fun things the heroes of some of my books would do for Christmas.

Escape with a Rogue

Escape with a RogueJack Travers is a prisoner on the run from desolate Dartmoor war prison. Convicted for a crime he didn’t commit, Jack must escape to protect Lady Madeline Ashby, who has become the target of a fiendish killer. As Jack and Madeline race together across the moors, he believes a convict could never have a happily ever after with an earl’s daughter.

If he and Madeline were celebrating Christmas, Jack would move heaven and earth to make it perfect for his family: he would chop the yule log and bring it in by sleigh, he would help Maddy hang greenery and mistletoe, and he would sing and play with his children. Jack would love a sweet and happy family Christmas. Here’s an excerpt that shows what he longs for:

With the same gentle touch he’d used on her, Lady Madeline traced the line of his throat.

A noble man would stop now. But Jack couldn’t. As she stroked his neck, he went rock hard, panting in response.

“I’ll never forget what you made me feel in the stone hut, Jack.” Her voice flowed over him like a siren’s song—rich, husky, and magical. “You made me want to know more.”

More. “You want to know about carnal pleasures?” His voice was raw and scratchy.

Desire lit up her eyes, making the golden flecks gleam in the blue depths. She drew her chin up, bold and strong and courageous, but so sweetly vulnerable it broke his heart. “I desire you and trust you. I don’t care about your past, Jack Travers. I want you.”

A Gentleman Seduced

A Gentleman SeducedLucien, Viscount Pembroke meets daring innocent Diana at a brothel, where she is in disguise, intrigued to learn about the wicked sensual world of gentlemen. He gallantly comes to her rescue when her identity is almost discovered.

Lucien is a viscount notorious for seeking pleasure—when Diana first sees him, he is playing blind man’s bluff naked with a ring of courtesans. He would never just snuggle by the fire; he would think of all sorts of wicked games to go with it, such as being tied up with red silk ribbons. Here’s an excerpt that hints at what Lucien might do with his heroine at Christmas with a bathtub filled with steaming water:

Lucien dipped his fingers in the bath water. A slow smile curved his mouth. “Perfect.” He walked around her and she shivered in anticipation as he touched her shoulders.

Diana was not prepared for the scandalous sensations she felt as Lucien stripped away her clothing. He dealt deftly with the tiny blue buttons of her sister’s gown, his lips kissing the back of her neck as he worked. All those delicate kisses sent her inhibitions reeling.

She couldn’t begin to imagine what he had in mind.

Heart hammering, she let her dress fall to the ground. She wore a low cut demi-corset over her petticoats and a gossamer-fine shift. He untied the stays with swifter precision than her lady’s maid.

“Lucien…”

“Yes, pet?” He unhooked her corset and dropped it to the rug.

“Do you intend to join me in the bath?”

Blood Fire

Blood FireThe hero of my newest release from Kensington, Blood Fire, is Matthew, the Earl of Sutciffe. He is now a vampire, but one doomed to die in a fortnight unless he can win a woman’s love—and the woman he loves is Octavia, who has a huge secret of her own.

A world traveler and explorer, Matthew would be fascinated by the customs of his day: caroling, playing a game of snapdragon (which involved eating flaming brandy-soaked raisins), kissing beneath mistletoe, riding in a horse-drawn sleigh. He would want to explore them with Octavia, who is more than a usual Regency heroine—she is also a succubus who captures his heart.

So what would you do with your favorite hero (real or fictional) at Christmas?

Leave a comment for a chance to win one of 3 prizes here and to take part in the Grand Prize at Rock *It Reads!

Don’t forget to visit the other authors on the Blog Hop for more chances to win!

Kris Kennedy Bonnie Vanak Erin Kellison
Sharon Page Lila DiPasqua Elisabeth Naughton
Norah Wilson Jennifer Lyon Monica Burns
Vanessa Kelly Mia Marlowe Kris Kennedy
Pamela Clare Margo Maguire Rock*It Reads

Excerpt from A Gentleman Seduced, © 2004 Sharon Page
Excerpt from Escape with a Rogue, © 2012 Sharon Page

81 comments to “Rock*It Reads Heating Up the Holidays Blog Hop”

  1. Nicole Laverdure
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      · November 12th, 2012 at 7:56 am · Link

    Sharon, do you have a Facebook page? I can’t find it! merci



  2. Anne Clark
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      · November 12th, 2012 at 7:59 am · Link

    I would spend the day skiing/ snowboarding with my hero and son. I love to do those winter sports so having someone to share those with (besides my son) would be a great present. Plus the apri ski would be much more fun as well. lol



  3. Ora
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      · November 12th, 2012 at 8:11 am · Link

    I would love to go for a sleigh ride and then snuggle in front of the fire.



  4. Sheila M
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      · November 12th, 2012 at 9:50 am · Link

    I do like the wicked games….



  5. Melissa B
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      · November 12th, 2012 at 10:08 am · Link

    Snuggle up in front of roaring fire…with nothing but ourselves and a warm blanket!



  6. Jennifer L
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      · November 12th, 2012 at 12:07 pm · Link

    Play in the snow then snuggle by the fire.



  7. Sharon Page
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      · November 12th, 2012 at 12:27 pm · Link

    Hi Nicole,
    I am on Facebook and I’ll put up the link!

    Sharon



  8. Sharon Page
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      · November 12th, 2012 at 12:28 pm · Link

    Thanks so much, everyone, for all your great ideas for holiday fun. Love all the snuggling ideas :-) I also love winter sports like downhill skiing and skating, so that’s something we do as a family.

    Sharon



  9. Sharon Page
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      · November 12th, 2012 at 12:34 pm · Link

    Nicole,
    You asked about a hard copy of A Gentleman Seduced. I’m looking into doing a print on demand version, or combining it with an upcoming erotic regency to make a print anthology.

    Sharon



  10. Laura
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      · November 12th, 2012 at 4:49 pm · Link

    I’ve always had very busy Christmases with lots of running around, so my ideal would be to have a quiet day at home just the two of us, preferably snuggling my the fire while it snows outside. Thanks for the giveaway!



  11. Michelle K
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      · November 12th, 2012 at 5:35 pm · Link

    I would definitely want to do something more intimate to stay warm :-)



  12. sue brandes
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      · November 12th, 2012 at 6:31 pm · Link

    All those books sound wonderful. Love the covers. I would snuggle by the fire. :wink:



  13. Jeanne Miro
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      · November 12th, 2012 at 8:32 pm · Link

    Hi Sharon!

    I loved all the excerpts of your books and it reminded me of how much I love your heros!

    Thanks for being part of Rock It Reads and taking part in the blog hop! I’m trying to get to all the sites now that I finally have power back ater Sandy decided to visit our “neck of the woods” and I actually do mean neck of the woods just that there are so many trees in them anymore! We decided to think of it as a good thing because we now have plenty of free wood for next year for our fireplace and wood stove! Fortunately the trees coming down only took out the power lines and internet and not the house!



  14. Sharon Page
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      · November 12th, 2012 at 8:43 pm · Link

    Thanks for your great comments everyone!

    Jeanne, I’m so sorry to hear you’ve been without power for so long.

    Sharon



  15. Dawn Taira
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      · November 13th, 2012 at 5:27 am · Link

    I would love for Thor (don’t laugh) to shoot me up to his planet and show me the stars…awww perfect christmas wished on a star..



  16. Theresa Newbury
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      · November 13th, 2012 at 10:00 am · Link

    Hmm, naughty games sounds like fun!! And Christmas always comes with so many wonderful smells …so being the inventive person that I am maybe we would have to play guess that scent.

    Buy multiple candles that have holiday aromas, cover the labels and have him try to guess. And to make it TRULY interesting for every correct guess I have to remove an item of clothing, for every wrong guess…yep, he takes something off. THEN the snuggling can commence!! lol



  17. Sandy
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      · November 13th, 2012 at 10:54 am · Link

    Cuddling in front of the fireplace watching a Christmas movie!



  18. Heather @ Red Headed Bookworm
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      · November 13th, 2012 at 1:23 pm · Link

    Whew, after visiting all these blogs, I have soooo many naughty thoughts running around in my head. None of which would be lady like to share with you! Thanks so much!
    hschrock24112 at yahoo dot com



  19. winnie
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      · November 13th, 2012 at 1:54 pm · Link

    I would totally snuggle in front of the tv and watch a movie together :)



  20. Diane Estrella
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      · November 13th, 2012 at 4:25 pm · Link

    I don’t think there’s any wrong answer to that question. Swoon. Great giveaway!!! :O)



  21. Lisa W
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      · November 13th, 2012 at 4:48 pm · Link

    I would love it if he could cook up a good meal (and clean it up :) ) and then just relax in front of the fire with a good drink



  22. donnas
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      · November 13th, 2012 at 8:38 pm · Link

    Start with hot chocolate (maybe spiked) in front of a cozy fire and see where the night leads.

    bacchus76 at myself dot com



  23. admin
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      · November 13th, 2012 at 8:39 pm · Link

    Hi Nicole,
    Here is my Facebook page link: http://www.facebook.com/sharonpageauthor

    Thanks so much for asking and taking part in the giveaway!
    Sharon



  24. admin
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      · November 13th, 2012 at 8:40 pm · Link

    This sounds like a fun game, Theresa! Strip candle guessing. :-)
    Sharon



  25. SheriV
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      · November 13th, 2012 at 8:47 pm · Link

    I’d love to cuddle in front of a fire while it snows outside.

    smurfettev AT gmail DOT com



  26. admin
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      · November 13th, 2012 at 8:58 pm · Link

    Thanks so much for taking part in the Rock *It Reads giveaway! I’ll be announcing winners here tomorrow and check out the Rock *It Reads site for the winner there.

    Sharon



  27. Tina B
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      · November 13th, 2012 at 9:20 pm · Link

    With my favorite hero, I do the family thing for Christmas and then at night when everyone goes to bed, he opens a present just for him and we have our own little celebration. ;)
    Love the blurbs and snippets!
    Thank you for sharing.
    trb0917 at gmail.com



  28. anna
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      · November 13th, 2012 at 9:35 pm · Link

    A nice fire and hot chocolate to snuggle with sounds lovely. With the christmas lights on and a little christmas music? Perfect!

    Thanks :)
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  29. Lori H.
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      · November 14th, 2012 at 5:54 am · Link

    My hero is my hubby :) We always find exciting ways to spend time together. We get real creative especially with 6 kids. Thanks!



  30. Booksie
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      · November 16th, 2012 at 12:19 pm · Link

    Hubby and I enjoy reading together…we read JR Ward, Laurell K. Hamilton and Christine Feehan…in a warm bed with coffee and snuggling together!

    books4me67 at ymail dot com



  31. Pankaj
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      · December 9th, 2015 at 6:19 am · Link

    Absolutely one of the most beautiful weiddngs I’ve ever been to. Richard and Angela, I wish you the best of luck always and thank you for giving me the opportunity to be there with you on your special day!



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