Friday, December 4, 2015

Heather Long #Holiday #Giveaway: A Wolf in Winter Clothing #BubblesandBooks #Gift #NewRelease


Roland James waited a long time to return to the Black Hills. After Seth, his best friend, left—was driven away—and Seth’s family vanished in the night, he had no reason to stay. Only one purpose remained for him—to build his strength and his skills until he could kill the men responsible for their loss. When word reaches him about Magnum’s demise and Drew’s ascension, he rushes home. Though Drew welcomes him and the town seems to be thriving with a Winter Solstice Run in the offing, Roland can’t celebrate. Not all of his enemies are dead. One—the worst—still lives.

Professor Claudia Donovan has spent a great deal of time and effort to locate one of her colleagues. Then she receives an odd message telling her to meet someone about the woman she’s been trying to find in the middle of nowhere in South Dakota. Taking the first flight and renting a car, she waits at the designated spot. A chance meeting and an even riskier hookup for her TA leaves her with more questions than answers. When she ends up in Los Lobos no one wants to answer her questions.

The last thing Roland expects when he lures the human to the Black Hills is to delight in her scent, her temper, and her cutting tongue. He needs the pawn to distract Ryker because the Enforcer has a weakness. Take away his mate, and Roland can kill him once and for all. Maybe his plan makes Roland the bad guy, but he can live with that. The only problem he has is his need for revenge may cost him Claudia….



Excerpt


Her hands trembled as she pulled a cigarette out and turned away from the wind to get it lit. She was alone standing outside the little coffee shop, huddled as close to the wall as she could. Why the hell did I just decide to fly to the middle of nowhere? Have I lost my damn mind?
Or was she desperate for her last real connection? Shoshanna was great, a fantastic student, a brilliant protégé, and a girl with a bright future, but she wasn’t Saja. Saja had been more than her—
A truck door slammed across the street, and she glanced at the man striding across the winter-slicked road toward the coffee shop. Tall with dark hair, which he wore long and tied into a loose tail at the nape of his neck, he reminded her of a mountain man—except he wore a dress shirt, open suede jacket, and jeans. The mountain-man look from Giorgio. It will be all the rage this season.
His beard, though—damn. She had a thing for bearded men, and he wore his so well. Snow flurries populated the air, and flakes clung to his beard and hair, adding to his rugged appearance. How the hell did he walk so calm and collected through the frigid cold? It didn’t even seem to touch him.
He glanced toward her, and she sucked in a drag off the cigarette even as she jerked her attention away. Staring was rude. Still, she couldn’t help sliding a sideways peek when his booted foot hit the pavement in front of the coffee shop. Her hand trembled when he opened the door and disappeared into the shop. Exhaling the cold with the smoke, she glanced inside. Shoshanna continued to read papers, and a fresh cup of coffee sat waiting for Claudia, along with the untouched second burger.
Mr. GQ Mountain Man took a seat at the counter and raked his fingers through his hair, loosening the tie at his nape. Some of his hair escaped, but the tousled look suited him. The man was the whole package, and he looked damn good from the rear. Nearly as good as he had from the front. The icy air didn’t do a damn thing for the heat unfurling in her blood or the lust coiling in her belly.
After finishing her smoke, she extinguished it and seriously considered a second one. Maybe if she froze to death outside, she wouldn’t go inside and make an idiot out of herself. No sooner did the thought take root than she dismissed it. She’d come for Saja, not to get laid. South Dakota might grow them pretty, but she belonged back in New York.
Find Saja.
Go home.
No getting laid.
A shudder rolled down her spine, whether from the cold or hot stuff with the beard, she had no idea. Squaring her shoulders, she pulled the door open and charged inside. Priorities.
Yeah, the mental lecture didn’t do a damn thing for her libido. Dear Santa, can I have a hot guy for Christmas? Laughter welled upward, and she chuckled. Shoshanna gave her an owlish blink. Of course, when the idea of writing Santa sounded more sane than hitting on a gorgeous stranger, maybe she had cracked.

Heather Long's Holiday Giveaway

As we go into the holiday season, I have been asking myself what I can do or how I can give to others. It has been a tough year for my family and a tough year for many families whether it is our soldiers fighting overseas, their families waiting at home, death in the families, divorces, economic hard times, cutthroat politicians trading on fear and hate and last, but most certainly not least tragedies such as those faced in Paris, Beirut, and many other places.

We are very familiar with the choke of the times. Here, I wanted to give something back this holiday season. Years ago, one of my local radio stations used to have write ins for people to nominate families for Christmas or holiday gift certificates. Nominated families or individuals included those who really were not going to have much to celebrate because they couldn't afford gifts or decorations or a big Christmas meal.

Beginning today and lasting until December 18, I am hosting a holiday give away post featuring an item and the author who is giving it away. To enter, all someone has to do is nominate the person they want to send the gift to and post a short reason why. If that person wins, then the gift will be sent to the recipient with a note wishing them a happy holiday season signed from the author giving it away, me and of course the person who entered them.

So far, I have several authors and items pledged to this effort. Be sure to visit daily throughout the holiday season and nominate those you love and care about and send them a gift – and yes, I will send them around the world!

Holiday Giveaway Rules




For a chance to win:
  1. Nominate the person you want to send that day’s gift to and a short reason as to why. (All entries in comments are counted toward final giveaways whether you use rafflecopter or not)
  2. For an extra entry, spread the word about this giveaway: Blog, Facebook, Twitter, etc. - leave a link in the comments. 
  3. Leave your email with your comment ONLY IF it is NOT part of your profile.
  4. This giveaway is open to everyone for nominations, however you cannot enter yourself.
  5. You may only win one gift to send.
  6. Giveaways begin November today and run through December 18.
As a special edition to the giveaway, several of the authors have donated towards gift cards that will go to three lucky commentators for giving the gift of caring to someone else in their lives. Every time you nominate someone for a prize is an opportunity to be listed in this giveaway. The final winners will be announced on December 19, so be sure to watch for it!

Thank you to the readers for hanging out with me each day, even when I have nothing to say (which is far more often than I'd like!).

Today's Giveaway

How would someone you love enjoy a Bubbles & Books gift box with two shifter books and some artisan soap? Talk about a relaxing time. One lucky commentator will be able to give this gift to someone.

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20 comments:

  1. I nominate my friend Debi Earwood. She works hard as a single mother and could definitely use the escape.

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  2. I would like to nominate my daughter. She is getting ready to leave for a Peace Corps position and is quite nervous.
    debby236 at gmail dot com

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  3. I would like to nominate my niece, Holly. She's working so hard to get through college. In addition to taking a full course load, she works full-time and pays for all her educational expenses, car payments, car insurance, and other expenses related to vehicle maintenance. She struggled throughout elementary school with diagnosed learning disabilities that her school refused to officially diagnose, thus she received no assistance. (She was independently diagnosed with at least three.) (The small, underfunded, rural school she attended was of the mentality that any disability that was ignored did not have to be treated, thus preserving valuable resources for "real" teaching services.)

    Holly is strong and has learned to address her issues herself. She is also kind, thoughtful, and generous. No matter how dire her own financial situation, she looks out for those less fortunate, providing hot meals and other thoughtful gifts to friends and others in need. She truly deserves some wonderful books and a few relaxing baths accompanied with luxurious soaps. This young lady is a true marvel. I am so very, very proud of her and love her so much my heart hurts with the depth of the feeling.
    orlysbabe21@yahoo.com

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  4. friend to get clean

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

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  5. I would nominate my sister, Brittany B. She is pregnant and due in January with my first nephew. She could use the relaxation of a Bubbles & Books gift box before she becomes a mama. :)

    brooke811 at ymail dot com

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  6. I nominate my daughter. She is too plugged into TV via Netflix. Her dad and I are readers. I want her to learn to enjoy the life of a reader.
    cjreynolds52(at)comcast(dot)net

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  7. I would love to nominate my niece, Erica O., she was in the Air Force and now has started school and a new job and could use a good pampering.
    Koala571 at msn dot com
    Tweeted at koala57 and FB under my blog Koala Reading Den.

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  8. I would like to nominate ashley graham .from the minute i started fb and talking to authors,she has been here. She always sends me contests and includes me.
    Thanks for the chance to repay her.

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  9. I would like to nominate ashley graham .from the minute i started fb and talking to authors,she has been here. She always sends me contests and includes me.
    Thanks for the chance to repay her.

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  10. I would like to nominate my mom Tonya. Shes so supportive, helps everyone who needs it, always has a good word to say. Shes so sweet and compassionate. Shes loves reading. What an amazing gift this would be. Thank you!

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  11. I would like to nominate my sister, she is having a hard time this year. She needs a little TLC. Happy Holidays, here is a song. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rzJ3zMuMZSk

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  12. I'd send these to Emily at Sharing Links and Wisdom...she's always so generous, and I think she'd like the soaps as well as the shifters!

    --Trix, vitajex(at)aol(Dot)com

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  13. My friend Cecile. She works really hard at her new job and she is also attending college. I don't know how she does it. She's amazing and would deserve this.
    Thank you for the giveaway.It's cool you do it this way every year.
    elaing8(at)netscape(dot)net

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  14. i'd love to nominate my aunt Lois. She treats my sons as her grandsons and she's elderly and doesn't have much money so this would be a treat for her.

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  15. I would love to nominate my friend, Sanda. She does so much for everyone that she deserves a great gift, and like me, she loves a good shifter book, LOL!

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  16. I would nominate my niece. She just had a baby.

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  17. Oh my sister Kali is a shifter fan... :) I nominate her! greenshamrock at cox dot net :)

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  18. ***CLOSED*** Thank you to everyone's nominations. So many amazing people nominated here. The randomizer drew Debby and her niece who is preparing to leave for the Peace Corps! Congratulations, please email me at heather (a) heatherlong (dot) net and we'll get this present on its way

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  19. My heather(at)heatherlong(dot)net email appears to not be working currently, winners please fill out this form so I can get your gifts on their way: http://goo.gl/forms/APxSqCQaBm

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