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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Spotlight: Concealed Desire by Eden Summers + giveaway


Alright dearlings. We're doing a little spotlight on Concealed Desire by Ms Eden Summers today. Woot! Congrats on the release Eden. Check out the tasty little excerpt and enter that giveaway down at the bottom. I want to know what your favorite bit of the excerpt is! Or if you've read anything from Eden before :) 
~Anna     


A love that breaks all the rules…

Since her first day at work, Beth Graison has been in love with Dean Sutherland—the “Son” in Sutherland & Son. Although he’s an unrepentant player, there’s an unmistakable connection between them, and she knows he feels it too. But she’s not about to risk her career for any man, especially one with an office right down the hall whom she works with every day.


Dean Sutherland doesn’t do love, but he does do women. And he hasn’t felt more than sexual attraction for any woman until Beth. Entirely feminine, smart, and with a natural beauty beyond compare, she makes him think about all kinds of uncomfortable things—like a future and happiness—things he knows from experience are pure fiction.


When his father, the “Sutherland” in Sutherland & Son, propositions Beth to be more than just an employee, Dean can’t keep her at arm’s length any longer. But he doesn’t expect the scorching kiss they share, or the idea that forms when he holds her in his arms. Can he stop his father’s manipulating game by making the first move on Beth? Or will his reputation as a womanizer make him just one more Sutherland she wants to ignore?







(from chapter 3)

Beth shamelessly stared at Dean the entire trip home. She memorized the way taut muscles ticked across his jaw, how his strong, tanned hands gripped the steering wheel, the deep breaths expanding his broad chest, and the major tent action in his pants. His tentage was damn impressive. The elevation alone could shelter a family of five.

She continued to stare, imagining the size, the taste, the texture… She needed to retrieve her mind from the gutter before she started to drool. Oral sex had never been her forte. Right now, though, the desire to take him in her mouth, to lick and suck and savor until he climaxed down the back of her throat made her core clench. She needed to regroup; she wasn’t that drunk.
“What number is it?”
Beth looked up from his crotch and came into immediate eye contact with a frowning, jaw-clenching Dean. 
Busted. Her mouth dried as his eyes narrowed, piercing her with disapproval. She glanced away, occupying herself by trying to find her keys in the bottom of her handbag. The hypocritical action hadn’t been lost on her either. At least she felt remorse, unlike the bartender… Well, OK, she wasn’t entirely remorseful, but she never claimed to be a saint.
“Are we here already?” Her voice was too chipper as she searched her bag, pretending she hadn’t been caught visually violating him.
“Yes.” The word contained an aggressive undertone. She wasn’t sure if he was hostile over having to drive her home or because of the eye molesting.


I live in regional New South Wales, Australia with my two highly energetic sons and a husband I don't deserve (in a good way). 

I've been an avid romance reader for years, falling in love with fictional hero's left, right and center. It wasn't until early 2011 that I decided to add to my pastime of reading and reviewing and take my own writing seriously.

I joined the Australian Romance Writers Association.

The hunky men and sassy women who dominate my daydreams are now being put to paper, eagerly awaiting their moment in the limelight. 

Hopefully one day in the near future I will have something hot and sweet published and available to share with the world.






Eden's giving away a $15 Amazon gift card and 5 swag packs during the tour. So check out the spotlight and excerpt and leave a nice comment for a chance to win them!

What did you think of the excerpt? Did you have a favorite line?

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37 comments:

  1. I haven't read any of her work, but the excerpt has definitely intrigued me. Will make sure this one is on my TBR list.

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    1. I've seen this author on other blogs I follow and her books sound interesting. I have added them to my wish list. Thanks :)
      Lori

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    2. Same here ladies. I'm looking forward to digging into this one. Hope yall enjoy it!

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    3. Thank you. I hope you all give Concealed Desire a try. I think you will like it, the reviews so far have been awesome.

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  2. I think "Tentage" is my new favorite word... "His tentage was damn impressive." My favorite line from the excerpt.

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    1. Gah Mary that had me busting out when I read it. I said the exact same thing on FB last night. Tentage is def a new favorite here too.

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    2. Lol. It is one of my favs from the story, but I have a lot of one liners like that in the story.

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  3. I put this on my wish list when the tour started. I am definitely going to have to make my wish come true real soon I think.! Yeah and "tentage" made me smile also, and the next sentence "The elevation alone could shelter a family of five." Impressive indeed! :)

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    1. LOL, right? I'm dying. It sounds like it's going to be such a fun read. It's on my buy real damn soon list too ;)

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    2. Thank you all so much. The compliments over the excerpt alone are very heartwarming. I really appreciate it.

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  4. Thanks for the giveaway! This book looks so good!! I've seen it around on a quite a few blogs (compliments of the tour) and have learned a little more about it at each stop!

    mestith at gmail dot com

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    1. Good luck Meghan! I just might have to check some of these other blogs out and see about reading some more excerpts ;)

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    2. Thank you for following the tour Meghan. I hope you've enjoyed all the tour stops and good luck with the giveaway.

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  5. This author is new to me, but the synopsis chapter 3 have piqued my curiosity..thank you for sharing this!

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    1. She's a new one to me too actually. I've been following her on FB for a while and really enjoying that. This is going to be one of my first "fun" reads when I get some free time :)

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    2. Thanks for stopping by and commenting! I hope you give Concealed Desire a try.

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  6. That excerpt had me rolling! They sound like a super fun couple and I added this to my major list of gotta gets. I think my list has tripled since I started following your blog. How in the world will I ever catch up with all these? ( I call this my list anxiety, LOL!)

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    1. For some reason there wasn't a like button on the books page so I "liked" the authors page. Sigh. I tell ya, I have this magnetic field around me where everything goes wrong when I come close, LOL!

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    2. Don't they? I think that was one of the better teasers I've read. It so has me wanting to dump my other books and start it.

      Ahhhh list anxiety Leah I feel ya. My tbr list supersized after starting the blog. LOL I swear for every one I read at least 6 get added to the list.

      Oh on the "likes" don't worry about that. They're down for lots of people b/c Amazon is messing around with things. I'm not hosting this giveaway so can't go in and edit that entry though :(

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    3. Hey Leah, thank you so much for the compliment. Dean and Beth are a very sarcastic and fun couple. She loves to put his oversized ego back in its box ;)

      And thank you also for liking my Amazon page. Amazon have been messing around with us lately, taking away tags, now likes. I have no idea what is going on with them.

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  7. I haven't read anything from Eden Summers yet, but from this excerpt, especially "The elevation alone could shelter a family of five." she just made my TBR list :)

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    1. Wasn't that a catchy excerpt? LOL I think that caught a lot of eyes ;) Happy reading Traci!

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    2. LMAO. All you ladies love a bit of tentage don't you!! *snigger*

      I'm glad you've all enjoyed the excerpt. It means a lot to me.

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  8. I loved the synopsis of the book as well as the excerpt. I'm dying to find out what happens next. Of course, I went to add it to my TBRs on Goodreads & guess what??? It was already there. LOL
    I can't wait to read this book!

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    1. LOL I've had that happen too Jessiel! Or even better go to buy the e-book and get the "this one's already in your library!" message. Love that!

      Good luck!

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    2. My TBR is out of control too. Before I started writing I would read two or three books a week...now I'm lucky to read one a fortnight.

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  9. Yeah, I have to say, "tentage" got me, too. I'd LOVE to see tentage big enough to house a family of five!!!

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    1. Really I don't know how anyone could resist that! It's really just a damn excellent line. LOL Good luck Betty!

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    2. You guys are making me blush, all over one little line. I hope you will all give Concealed Desire a try and tell me what other one liners you like.

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    3. Eden it's one of the best lines I think I've read I think. I'm so going to try to fit it into every day conversation now. LOL Can't wait to see what other ones you've got in the book :D

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  10. The tentage is definitely great! Although I don't think I have met any guys that would get upset over some mental/visual molestation (although they would probably prefer the real life kind, lol)

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    1. Lol. I hope you give Concealed Desire a read to find out why a playboy who loves to bed women would be upset over a little visual molesting. *wink*

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  11. Thank you all so much for your comments.

    I realise you need to leave a comment to enter the giveaway, but your words have been so kind and complimentary.

    I appreciate you all.
    You rock!!

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  12. This sounds like a really good read!! I haven't read any of Eden's books but I want to!!
    Ashley A
    ash_app(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  13. My fav was Beth getting a mouthwatering eyeful *rawr*
    Happy Friday!
    //Linda
    fr_larsson at hotmail dot com

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    1. That is my favourite moment too Linda!

      :)

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  14. congratulation on the new release :)
    u are new author for me
    looking forward to read, thanks for the blog tour :)

    sunshine_pinkystar(at)yahoo(dot)com

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~Anna