About a year and a half ago, around the time I began to first tackle the interwebz officially as an "author" and my novels were being converted into ebooks for Amazon, I was doing a little search for myself (as we authors are known to do from time to time - if any of them tell you they don't, they're totally fibbing). I came across Dana Roquet. Roquet is a pretty unique name, you see. In fact, WhitePages.com shows less than 400 listings for Roquets in the entire United States. So you can imagine my surprise at finding another author with the last name Roquet. Dana and I were soon friends on Facebook, and through her more vast knowledge of our family tree, we discovered we were distant cousins! So apparently writing is in our blood. : )
To celebrate family, literature, and Valentine's Day, we're hosting a giveaway! Enter via the Rafflecopter box below for a chance to win the first two books in my series and the first two books in Dana's series, all signed. And since our big hearts just can't stand the thought of leaving a single fan empty handed, we're offering the first book in each of our series for FREE! You can find Dana's first book for all e-readers on Smashwords, and my first book on Kindle and on Smashwords.
For my readers who are not familiar with Dana's work, here's a little snippet from "Out of the Past":
After dinner, the yard was growing dark, and lanterns were lit as the people continued their merrymaking until well after dark. My new husband Wyatt was very attentive to me. He was romantic and kept whispering sweet words in my ear about the night to come as I thought. Oh, I really need this time warp to come to an end!
As the hours ticked by and we meandered around the yard sharing conversations with family and friends, I began to get a little panicked. This warp was lasting awfully long. I kept hoping to wake up, but as the fires died down, the crowd took up lanterns and then a procession formed. As Wyatt escorted me down the drive and toward the house on the other side of the road, I realized that I was about to spend Jennie’s wedding night with Wyatt Mills and it didn’t seem as though I was going to warp out of here! Oh shit!
I tried to keep my cool as the gathering of people sang an old song I had heard before; in fact, I thought I remembered it from an old movie. “I Love You Truly” was the tune. As the crowd serenaded us, we stood on the front porch of our new home and waited for the song to come to an end. Then the crowd just stood there and stood there, until Wyatt figured out what the holdup was. He opened the door and gallantly lifted me into his arms and carried me over the threshold to the cheers of family and friends.
The applause died down, and Wyatt set me on my feet inside the front room, and we watched as the throng dispersed across the road to continue their partying. Wyatt turned to me with a chuckle as he closed the door and leaned back against it, observing me with a smoldering look that was as easy to read a hundred years ago, as it was today.
Oh good lord, what was I going to do? I couldn’t very well say I had a headache or some such foolishness. This was important! This could make or break their marriage. I really had no idea of the far-reaching effects of these time warps. I didn’t have a manual of do’s and don’ts! Oh I would give anything for a manual right now!
Wyatt approached me and slipped his arms around my waist, and then his mouth engulfed mine in a kiss that took my breath away. With no knowledge of what they had experienced together up to this time, I didn’t know what my reaction or level of experience should be. Had we already consummated the relationship before? Was I a virgin? I knew that I was about to give the performance of my lifetime as Wyatt lifted me into his arms and carried me through the house to the bedroom which was lighted by a few candles, and the bed had been turned down invitingly, with the window covers drawn down tight.
For a fun excerpt from my novel "Graveyard Shift" check out Dana's blog HERE. Don't forget to enter below for a chance to win a signed set of books from us both! Good luck!
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