Friday, April 6, 2012

Hoppy Easter Blog Hop and the Prize in the Golden Egg Giveaway


Welcome to the Weird, the Wild, & the Wicked for the Hoppy Easter Blog Hop hosted by The Blog Hop Spot.

It's Easter weekend, a time of flowers, colored eggs, gentle breezes, and...coffee? Perhaps not your typical addition to the pastel baskets and fluffy bunnies, but certainly a treat for many people. I personally love coffee and if my Easter basket was stuffed with it, I wouldn't complain. But mostly, I hope to find the Golden Egg in an Easter egg hunt.

To entice you into the holiday spirit, I've offered a little bonus scene between Bridget MacGregor nee Shanahan and her husband Fredrick, the heroine and hero from my latest release, Her Devoted Vampire, available now from Evernight Publishing.

“That’s not fair, Fredrick.” Bridget unwrapped her scarf with a savage twist and threw her coat onto a nearby chair. “I’m never having an Easter egg hunt with werewolves again!”
“Come now, it wasn’t that bad, was it?” Fredrick stuffed his gloves into his pocket and headed straight for the coffee machine on the kitchen counter.
“Are you kidding? By the time I’d found five, Cynthia and Stephen had at least two dozen.”
“Ah, yes, but you did find the Golden Egg.” He winked over his shoulder at her. “And you know that’s the greatest prize of all.”
“Oh yeah?” Bridget looked at him from under her brows as she flopped down on a couch. “Where’s this special prize?”
“I told you, my dear, you must be patient.”
She grumbled and crossed her arms over her chest. Whatever made her think she could have a fair shot at finding eggs when the werewolves could smell them? She had been a little mollified when she’d uncovered the sparkling “golden egg” encrusted with real Swarovski crystals and fine fresh water pearls. Fredrick had promised her a ‘special prize’ and that took some of the sting away from her paltry nine eggs to her opponents’ two dozen. Each.
“Mother pus-bucket!”
“Now, now, there’s no need for that, my lady.” Fredrick appeared before her holding a large basket of flowers and a cup of coffee. “This is for you.”
She gasped. “They’re beautiful.”
Brilliant red geraniums held court with peach colored roses, golden daffodils, and purple and white tulips. Purple grape hyacinth fought for space among the crocus blossoms. The golden egg she’d found in the garden nestled between the glorious blooms, shining in the lights of the kitchen.
 “Thank you.”
“Your prize, my dear.” Fredrick pointed to the egg.
“The egg?”
“Open it.”
Curious, she grasped the sparkling egg and spun it in her fingers, looking for a way to pull it apart. A tiny hinge on the back allowed her to follow the seam to the front where one of the pearls acted as the catch for a loop of gold wire. She flicked it open and cocked her head at the palm-sized black velvet bag tied with a gold ribbon.
“What is it?”
Fredrick sat beside her and lifted the bag out. He held it up to her nose. “Sniff.”
Bridget inhaled and her senses flooded with the delicious scents of baby powder mixed with orange blossom honey, and gardenia. She closed her eyes and reveled in the smell until it drifted away.
She opened her eyes. “Oh glory, what is that?”
“That is Honey Dust.”
“What is it for?”
A dark, predatory smile wreathed his lips. “It’s your prize, my lady. I plan on dusting your body with it and licking every little bit of it off of you.”
She raised her eyebrow. “That sounds like more of a prize for you, than for me.”
“Oh, I promise it will be worth your while.”
Bridget grinned. “Do I get to use it on you, too?”
His laugh rumbled. “Perhaps when I’m done with you. Saucy minx.” Then he snatched her into his arms and hauled her, squealing and laughing, off to their bedroom. 


Oh, I could definitely go for that in my Easter basket! Alas, I'm sure I'll have the usual chocolate and M&Ms, but no Honey Dust. Maybe I'll get coffee this year. ;)

But what's your prize in the Golden Egg? I'm offering a digital copy of Her Devoted Vampire and a signed, framed cover art photo to one lucky commenter. All you have to do is tell me what you'd like to find in your Easter basket this year, follow my blog, and add a valid email address or Twitter handle in your comment (so I can let you know you've won). The winner will be announced here on this blog Monday, April 9th after 12:00 pm PDT.

Be sure to visit all the blogs on the Blog Hop Spot Event Page for your chance to win more fabulous prizes to put in your Easter basket. Thank you for visiting and happy reading! :)

43 comments:

  1. Oh my! I like the sound of that Honey Dust!

    torymichaels(@)live.com

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    1. I hope you get a chance to try it, Tory. Thanks for stopping by. :)

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  2. Hey, I'm a coffee addict, myself, so though the Honey Dust sounds neat, it would be the coffee in his hand that grabbed my attention. :)

    gem(@)gemsivad.com

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    1. I'll let the Easter Bunny know he needs to make sure there's a fresh grind in your basket. Thanks for commenting. :)

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  3. I'd like a little honey dust and Gerard Butler in my basket this year, but like you I'll have to make do with chocolate. Have a great Easter.
    GFC - proudarmymom32

    proudarmymom32(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Yeah, I can't get Gerard to stop by my basket either. :D Thanks for visiting, Sue.

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  4. I would like a date night with the hubby. In that we could incorperate the honey dust, or our version of honey dust :)

    Thanks for the hop! Happy Easter!

    megy_pooh@yahoo.com

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    1. I so hear you! Date nights with my love are always welcome. Do they come in gift certificates? :D Thanks for stopping by. :)

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  5. I would be happy to find some chocolate easter bunnies in my basket. Have a great Easter.
    GFC JeanP
    skpetal at hotmail dot com

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  6. I would love to find some gift cards and jelly belly's in my Easter basket this year.
    sstrode at scrtc dot com

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    1. Gift cards for anything or just books? I hope you have a wonderful Easter, Sherry. :)

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  7. Oh, I must find something like that Honey Dust and someone to lick it all off *puts an ad in the paper re: Honey Dust* LOL
    It's funny how men think, 'I got you a gift' and then tells/shows you what it is.......and you think, (long pause) 'that's for me?' Been there....
    Thanks for the chance...
    Sebrina_Cassity at yahoo dot com
    @SebrinaC23
    GFC: Sebrina

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    1. I hope you get both this Easter, Sebrina. :) Thanks for visiting.

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  8. I would like some honey dust and the guy on the cover! ;) Love the cover Siobhan! Happy Easter to you and yours. I already follow your blog and am following your Twitter now as well. @deefelthauser
    felthauserdeanna@yahoo.com

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    1. Thank you for the follow and the visit, DeAnna. If I ever get that guy's number, I'll let him know you'd like a visit! :D Happy Easter.

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  9. I would like a chocolate bunny, jelly beans, and peeps in my Easter basket. Thanks for the giveaway! Happy Easter! GFC/cheryllynne cheryllynne(at)rocketmail(dot)com

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    1. I hope your Easter wishes come just as you asked for them, Cheralyn. Thanks for visitng. :)

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  10. Thanks for the heads up re. the content of your story. I guess Big Brother is watching after all. Google Chrome posted a warning before I could read your risque story. Wonder if any other readers got the same warning? Anyhow... Here's mine:
    www.triplemoonstar.blogspot.com

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  11. I'm hoping for some gift certificates so I can get some ebooks :)
    GFC- Krysta Banco

    Morganlafey86(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. I hope you get your wish and the basket is fully of gift cards for books galore! Thanks for stopping by, Krysta. :)

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  12. Oh! Can I have Frederick and some Honey Dust in my Easter Basket? Please? :D

    GFC: VanillaOrchids

    Happy Easter, and thank you for the giveaway opportunity.

    Pam
    vanillaorchids69(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. LOL! Absolutely, Pam! :D Thanks for visiting.

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  13. Love the excerpt & really want the honey dust in my Easter basket.

    GFC Lisa G

    Thanks for being part of the blog hop.

    Lisa
    wolphcall(at)bellsouth(dot)net

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    1. I'm glad you enjoyed the excerpt, Lisa. And I hope you do get some Honey Dust. :D Thanks for visiting. Happy Easter!

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  14. I loved the excerpt! I would love to find some candy, books, and giftcards in my easter basket! Thanks for being part of the blog hop! Happy Easter!

    flava_sava_chick@yahoo.com

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    1. Thanks, Brandi. I'm glad you enjoyed the excerpt. Happy Easter! :)

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  15. The book sounds awesome...I'd love to find Eric Northman naked (well maybe with a bunny-ears handband) in my Easter basket but realistically I'd would probably just love some cadbury minis:) But you said what we want ...right? LOL!! Great giveaway and I hope you have a Happy Easter!!

    GFC Nikki
    viajeradelmar@aol.com

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    1. LOL, yes, Eric would be a very nice addition to any Easter Basket. :D Thank you for stopping by, Nikki.

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  16. Its already on my to read list. In my basket I would love Cadbury Cream Eggs and Tickets to Titanic 3D.
    Happy Easter!
    kathalsteaddgo@yahoo.com

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    1. Yay, I'm so glad to hear that, Kat! May your dreams of Cadbury Creme Eggs and movie tickets come true this Easter! Thanks for stopping by. :)

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  17. Loved the excerpt! Happy Easter!
    I would love to find an 8 hour day away from the kids, so I can write and focus on my artwork, in my Easter basket :)
    Better yet, I'd like to find a live-in nanny in my basket - already paid for!

    Twitter: @sirenstar

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    1. Oh, I so hear you, Siren! I'd like one of those days, too. Thanks for stopping by and have a very Happy Easter. :)

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  18. I would love a new book in my Easter basket with some chocolate and perhaps some chocolate and then a little bit of chocolate with an extra piece of chocolate - yep I see a theme here LOL Thanks for the fun. I will forever have visions of a werewolf Easter egg hunt :)
    dz59001[at]gmail[dot]com

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  19. A weekend of pampering and romance. Alas, until our remodeling is through, all I'll get is a bucket of drywall mud and some paint. ;)

    Shannon Leigh
    author_shannon_leigh at hotmail dot com

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  20. Some Bissinger's Caramels with sea salt, a gift card for books, and a bottle of Macallan 15 yr old scotch -- all delivered by Jessie Pavelka!!

    elizabeth @ bookattict . com

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  21. Thanks for this great giveaway
    I would love to find books in my basket this year
    mellisa.neal@buggie4book.com

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  22. Happy Easter! I would love a full night of uninterrupted sleep. A solid 6 hours!! That would be golden!
    Mel
    bournmelissa at hotmail dot con
    Twitter: @MelCamino5

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  23. Oh my what a very, very nice snippet...*Fanning self*
    I would like to find books, chocolate, and teas...

    koonie2888 at yahoo dot com

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  24. I'd love some books and those robin egg candies. Thanks for the giveaway.

    mythic021@gmail.com

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  25. Happy Easter! You have a wonderful time and have a great night! ;) Thank you for sharing and for the giveaway! I liked to find books! Love those! :)
    shadowluvs2read(at)gmail(dot)com

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  26. oh, gfc follower- LuvToRead09

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  27. I would love Chocolate and good books or gift cards to get books, lol.
    GFC follower: June M.
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    Happy Easter
    manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com

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