South of Surrender Release Day Blitz + Excerpt & Giveaway

May 28, 2013 books, Promo Blitz 27

I am thrilled to welcome Chrysander Notos and Laney Summerlyn to the world today! Chrys and Laney are the hero and heroine of South of Surrender, the third book in my Greek-mythology inspired Hearts of the Anemoi series. The Anemoi were wind gods the Greeks associated with controlling the wind, the weather, and the seasons, and as the summer god, Chrys is the hottest of them all! Chrys just might also be the most tortured of them all. And the thing I love about tortured heroes? Their redemption is so, so sweet! Need more proof? Check out this excerpt with Chrys and Laney in a hot tub (hmm…where could this scene go next? *muhaha!*) as well as the giveaway that follows!
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Excerpt:
“Stop it, Laney. Just stop.” Chrys hated the gruffness of his words, but couldn’t control it.

Her jaw dropped open. “What?”

“Stop…” He tugged his fingers through his wet hair. Tempting me to give in. Tormenting me with things I can never have but want so desperately I can’t breathe. Desire and regret lodged a knot in his throat.

A range of emotions played over her face. Hurt. Rejection. Anger.

Determination.

Laney pushed into the center of the pool. He sat up straight in his seat, his back coming hard against the tub’s side. “What do you want me to stop doing, Chrysander? Huh?” She waded closer and stopped right in front of him. “Do you want me to stop caring? Do you want me to stop worrying about you when, for the third time since we’ve met, your brother has tried to kill you? And nearly succeeded? Do you want me to stop thinking about making love with you? About how good you felt inside me?”

Stop,” he said again, bracing his hands against the walls to restrain the urges her words were letting loose, heartfelt urges that warred with every bit of his common sense.

She pushed closer, her legs skimming the insides of his spread thighs. “I can’t stop. I wouldn’t want to even if I could. I lo—”

He lunged for her and claimed her in a devouring, soul-stirring kiss. He knew what was about to come out of her mouth, because she was wearing the emotion on her face, in her eyes. He just couldn’t hear it. He wasn’t ready for it. He might never be ready for it because he wanted to hear the words so damn bad.

Laney moaned into the kiss. Cradling her face, he drew her in closer, plundered her mouth thoroughly and deeply with his tongue. He poured every bit of suppressed longing into the kiss until she was swaying, jostled by the flowing, bubbling water. She stumbled and threw her arms out for balance. But what she didn’t do was try to touch him.

As if he didn’t already care more than he should, at that moment he felt what only could be called love for Laney Summerlyn.

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giveaway
Win 1 of 5 $50 gift cards to winners’ choice of Amazon/B&N/iTunes!

HOW TO ENTER?

 Did you have a favorite line from the excerpt? Comment with your email address to enter to win! Open to international! Giveaway runs for one day and ends at midnight PST on May 28!

Visit more participating Blitz Day sites for more excerpts and more ways to win! And look out for the South of Surrender Blog Tour to start next week with more excerpts and giveaways! Check out the awesome early reviews coming in for the book, too!

Thanks for reading!
Laura

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southofAbout South of Surrender:
She’s the only one who can see through his golden boy façade to the broken god within…

Chrysander Notos, Supreme God of the South Wind and Summer, is on a mission: save Eurus from his death sentence and prove his troubled brother can be redeemed. But Eurus fights back, triggering vicious storms that threaten the mortal realm and dangerously drain Chrys.

Laney Summerlyn refuses to give up her grandfather’s horse farm, despite her deteriorating vision. More than ever, she needs the organized routine of her life at Summerlyn Stables, until a ferocious storm brings an impossible—and beautiful—creature crashing down from the heavens.

Injured while fighting Eurus, Chrys finds himself at the mercy of a mortal woman whose compassion and acceptance he can’t resist. As they surrender to the passion flaring between them, immortal enemies close in, forcing Chrys to choose between his brother and the only woman who’s ever loved the real him.

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laurakayeAbout Laura
Laura Kaye is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over a dozen books in contemporary and paranormal romance. Growing up, Laura’s large extended family believed in the supernatural, and family lore involving angels, ghosts, and evil-eye curses cemented in Laura a life-long fascination with storytelling and all things paranormal. She lives in Maryland with her husband, two daughters, and cute-but-bad dog, and appreciates her view of the Chesapeake Bay every day.

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27 Responses to “South of Surrender Release Day Blitz + Excerpt & Giveaway”

  1. Keisha

    Umm, can I say my favorite was the whole excerpt! Sooo hot! BUT if I would have to pick a line, I would go with this:

    “As if he didn’t already care more than he should, at that moment he felt what only could be called love for Laney Summerlyn.”

    I choose this line because I just love that part of the story when love is realized! 🙂
    From just this excerpt, this books sounds awesome & I’ll definitely be adding to my TBR list!! Great giveaway, btw! Thanks

  2. Joy F

    I liked: Now, she could see that the night wasn’t black, but was painted with a palette of blues and greys and purples that possessed its own beauty.
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  3. Sandy

    Congratulations Laura

    Laney moaned into the kiss. Cradling her face, he drew her in closer, plundered her mouth thoroughly and deeply with his tongue. He poured every bit of suppressed longing into the kiss until she was swaying, jostled by the flowing, bubbling water. She stumbled and threw her arms out for balance. But what she didn’t do was try to touch him.

    sandy(at)thereadingcafe(dot)com

  4. Lindsey V.

    “As if he didn’t already care more than he should, at that moment he felt what only could be called love for Laney Summerlyn.”

    Thank you so much for offering this giveaway! I can’t wait to start this series and I’d love to be in the running for an Amazon gift card. 🙂

    Best Wishes,
    Lindsey V.

    Lindsey8907@yahoo.com

  5. Selena Mc

    This is a very passionate excerpt. I’m really looking forward to reading it beginning to end. I love, “He lunged for her and claimed her in a devouring, soul-stirring kiss. He knew what was about to come out of her mouth, because she was wearing the emotion on her face, in her eyes. He just couldn’t hear it. He wasn’t ready for it. He might never be ready for it because he wanted to hear the words so damn bad.” Very hot! He wants so bad to ignore his feelings, but can’t. I think he’s gonna lose this battle. At least, I hope he does 😉 Hehe

    I’ve been looking forward to this book for a long time! Huge Laura Kaye fan!! Can’t wait to devour it! <3 Chrys! Congrats LAura

    -Selena Mc
    redzsm@yahoo.com

  6. Shannon

    “A range of emotions played over her face. Hurt. Rejection. Anger. Determination.”

    Love is worth fighting for and I am glad she does.

    fencingromein at hotmail dot com

  7. Kelly

    Mine is “As if he didn’t already care more than he should, at that moment he felt what only could be called love for Laney Summerlyn.”
    So sweet! My heart did a few extra beats there
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  8. Beth Haney

    “As if he didn’t already care more than he should, at that moment he felt what only could be called love for Laney Summerlyn.”

    I love it when a strong man learns how to love!

    ehaney578 at aol dot com

  9. Barrie

    Laney pushed into the center of the pool. He sat up straight in his seat, his back coming hard against the tub’s side.

    Now Laney is feeding it back to Chrys! Gotta love a tough girl!

    books4me67 at ymail dot com

  10. Arely Z.

    I love this whole damn thing. Can I just have this book already?

    “As if he didn’t already care more than he should, at that moment he felt what only could be called love for Laney Summerlyn.”

    amzpar[at]gmail[dot]com
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  11. Veronica De Luna

    “He poured every bit of suppressed longing into the kiss until she was swaying, jostled by the flowing, bubbling water.”

    vadeluna07(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

  12. elaing8

    He poured every bit of suppressed longing into the kiss until she was swaying, jostled by the flowing, bubbling water.

    elaing8(at)netscape(dot)net

  13. Catherine

    My favorite line from the excerpt: “A range of emotions played over her face. Hurt. Rejection. Anger.

    Determination.”

    catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

  14. Kamla L.

    Earlier I said my favorite is ““Stop…” He tugged his fingers through his wet hair. Tempting me to give in. Tormenting me with things I can never have but want so desperately I can’t breathe. Desire and regret lodged a knot in his throat.” –how could you not feel for him *swoon*

    But every time I reread this scene another line tugs at me. This time it’s “She pushed closer, her legs skimming the insides of his spread thighs. “I can’t stop. I wouldn’t want to even if I could. I lo—””– Oh Laney, I’m rooting for the both of you!
    kaladata2(at)gmail(dot)com

  15. JanD

    “He might never be ready for it because he wanted to hear the words so damn bad.”
    bituin76 at hotmail dot com

  16. Alix

    “As if he didn’t already care more than he should, at that moment he felt what only could be called love for Laney Summerlyn.”

    anpoulter at aol dot come

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