18 and over Giveaway Hop

Welcome to the 18 and Over Giveaway Hop!

Click on the graphic above and/or the links below
to return to the hop!

First...what can you win?

THREE winners will win the ebook of their choice from my backlist!

And to whet your whistle, here's a HAWT excerpt from NO FLOWERS REQUIRED, my recent release from Entangled Publishing.

Alexa moved whip-fast, slamming her hands on Dillon’s chest and him against the door before his brain caught up. The watering can clattered onto the ground. She spared it a brief, puzzled glance, then fisted her hands in his T-shirt and arched up, her mouth coming closer—

Fuck it.

He fused his mouth to hers, and dammit, it was even better than he’d expected. She didn’t yield to him but struggled a bit, as if she was shocked he’d taken over. That made it even hotter. He slanted his lips over hers when her startled squeak granted him access to the warm sweetness inside. Perfect. He took full advantage of her surprise to explore her with long, slow licks of his tongue.

Maybe his head couldn’t compute what was happening, but his body sure could. He cupped her ass and rocked his hips against hers, all too aware of his violent reaction to her nearness. His dick still hadn’t recovered from their bump-and-grind in her bathroom and apparently had no trouble asserting its readiness to play. Recovered now, she didn’t shy away, and instead rubbed against him, her curves sliding against him in a way that had him groaning and pulling back so hard he thunked his head on the closed door.

He couldn’t do this. Oh, God, he had to. She was going wild against him, and he didn’t have any defenses against his hunger for her. Not when he wanted nothing more than this. Just this.

“What are we doing?” he managed as she dragged her lips down his Adam’s apple. Stars danced in his vision and hell if he knew if they were from the head jolt or from their kiss.

She didn’t answer him, just skated her hands down his torso and under his shirt. And what hands they were. She seemed to be touching him everywhere. He clung to her ass as if she was his only port in the storm, and sure enough, a bolt of lightning sizzled overhead followed by a crack of thunder. But Alexa never paused. He’d become her canvas and her fingers were her paintbrush. She sketched every ridge of muscle, every line of bone. And then the column of his cock, wedged tight into his jeans. She touched him with confidence and skill, the kind that would soon have him driving his hands into her hair and pushing her to her knees if she didn’t stop.

But a woman like her wasn’t meant for a quick fuck against a door, even if that was what she acted like she wanted. Even if he longed for her so much that he didn’t care about anything but stealing this moment and making it theirs. He must be misreading her signals, though he was pretty adept at picking up sexual cues. Or else he’d sent some crazy ones of his own.

“Alexa.” Though it took all his faculties just to get out that one word, she ignored him. Completely.

She cupped him and nipped his jaw, her teeth offering a sharp counterpoint to her palm’s soft touch. His shaft lurched in her hold and she let out a delighted purr.

“Lex,” he tried again, her name ending in a moan.

“You don’t know who I am.” He expected her to stiffen, to look up at him with those huge bluebell eyes he’d gone a little nuts for the first time he’d looked at her. She didn’t.

 “Alexa, listen to me.” He wrapped her braid around his hand and tugged up her head, something sharp dislodging inside him the instant their gazes clashed. In the waning light, he could just make out the lust on her finely boned face. It transformed her somehow, changed her from someone he should protect—from him—into a woman he needed at all costs. “You don’t understand.”

She didn’t. Hell, at the moment, he didn’t either. Because he didn’t feel like he was lying or hiding anything. He wanted to strip away the barriers between them, and this was the best way he knew how. Words were unnecessary, the language of miscommunication. Kisses and long looks and sultry touches—that was the truth, and she was the only one he could share it with.

Right now who he really was didn’t matter. She knew the important stuff. He was a guy. She was a woman. Certain areas were meant to fit together.Who even cared who his family was? Maybe she really didn’t even hate the hardware store. Maybe she had a secret girl-crush on it and went in there every day to fondle all the trusty hammers and saws…

Yep, he needed help. The kind he’d find alone by himself, far, far from distractions with anklets and eyes as big as moons.

“You don’t understand,” she whispered, gripping the back of his neck. She was tall for a woman, and even in flats she could reach all the important parts with only a modicum of stretching. “I don’t want to know who you are. I don’t care. All I want is for you to make me come.”

How to enter?

1) Become a follower of the blog

2) Leave a comment (with your email address) answering this question:

You're stranded on a desert island with ONE sexy book, print or ebook. Which would you choose?

And yes, I know this is beyond hard...just pick whichever book works for you today!

Keep hopping!


latanya t said...

gfc follower

Fifty Shades of Grey

dlatany at gmail dot com

Kassandra said...

GFC = Kassandra

Drink of Me by Jacquelyn Frank

Susan W. said...

One book??? This is hard! I'm going with my current read. Primal Song by Danica Avet. Love it!

RSS follower
GFC - Susan White


Amber Skyze said...

Love the new look, Cari! You know I'm one of your biggest fans. :)
Congrats on the new releases.

Cheryl McInnis said...

Follower GFC
This IS hard, but I think I would probably bring Blue Eyed Devil, by Lisa Kleypas. I love that book :)


Annie Slasher said...

Follwed via G+ (bookedandloadedATgmailDOTcom)
Geez! All the hard questions today!
OK so I know it was not necessarily the sexiest book, but it was one I felt I could have read over and over and still caught things I missed - ShadowFever by Karen Marie Moning

Lisa said...

GFC follower - Lisa G

Since you are asking such a difficult question, I will give you one series instead of one book. I would choose the Foreign Affairs series by Lexxie Couper & Mari Carr.


Kelsey Summer said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

GFC: Kelsey Summer

Now for the hard part - you ask me to choose just one book. It would probably be the original sexy book, "The Story of O."

kesummer69 at gmail dot com

Beckey said...

Bared to You by Day
Its my next to read book

Great question but that book would only occupy me for about 10 to 15 what to do afterwards (hope its a quick rescue...)


Carin said...

GFC Carin

Am I stranded alone or with someone cause that may make a difference in the book selection. MMMMM
I am going on the assumption I am alone. It has to have a hot man on the cover for visualization purposes, I hope I am at least stranded with one good toy and a whole lot of batteries. okay I know I am stalling as to which book,
okay I am going to go with Backstage Pass by Olivia Cunning.

Thanks for your part in the hop, Carin mawmom at gmail dot com

Jean MP said...

I would have to say Fifty Shades of Grey, just started reading it.
skpetal at hotmail dot com

BLHmistress said...


I have to say Dark Lover by J.R. Ward actually any of the BDB series :).

BLHmistress said...

forgot my email


Adria said...

That's such a hard question but I'm going to go with Justice by Laurann Dohner or any of her New Species books.

adria.rose_03 on GFC

*yadkny* said...

That's a tough question! I think I would have to go with the BDB series and if I had to pick one of those then I would go with the first book in the series Dark Lover. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!!!

GFC *yadkny*

Anonymous said...

Fifty Shades of Grey. Thanks for the chance to win!
I follow by email.
natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

Cassandra said...

No not just one!!! I guess I would pick Call Me Irresistible by Susan Elizabeth Phillips :)

Nay Nay said...

What a great hop! This is gonna be so much FUN!!!
Beast Behaving Badly by Shelly Laurenston
Thanks for being part of the 18 & Over blog hop and for the chance to win. <^_^>

Yvette said...

Grey's Awakening..

susanmp said...

If I was stranded on a desert island I would want Nalini Singh Angels Blood! There had also better be chocolate and a hot survivalist man, because I do not like camping outside!

susanmplatt AT hotmail DOT com

Foretta said...

SOOO hard to choice. Can I choice my nook! LOL! Ok guess not! I would pick BOATK by TJ Klune!

Seyma Bennett Shabbir said...

50 Shades, I have the book but have not started it

JanD said...

Beauty and the Feast by Julia Barrett
bituin76 AT hotmail DOT com

Ann Q said...

I would take Curve of Claw by R.E Butler.

Terri said...

thanks for the hop i would say boatk

bn100 said...

The Devil in Winter by Lisa Kleypas

I follow via email.


Anonymous said...

It is a hard question and there are so many good books out there. I would take a print book cause you wouldn't be able to recharge your ebook. Blaze of Winter by Elisabeth Barrett or one of Rachel Gibson's books.

Vanessa N. said...

Really hard choice but I think I'd choose Justice by Laurann Dohner.

Haven said...

Why do you have to make this so hard? I would have to say Backstage Pass by Olivia Cunning. I have a thing for rockers :)


Patricia Williams said...

Bared To You by Sylvia Day would be my choice. But there are a lot more I would want also.
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ronnkelly3 said...

Thank you for the chance to win..
GFC follower/ ronnkelly3
email subscriber

Kim D said...

My favorite para author is JR Ward! I absolutely love her! Her Black Dagger Brotherhood series is the BEST! Rhage is by far my favorite of her brothers! I would take Lover Eternal!!!! Thanks for the HOP!

Cathy M said...

Shadowfever by karen moning

Gfc as Cathy m
Caity_mack@yahoo dot com

Gaby said...

Fifty Shades Darker by E.L. James

GFC as Gaby

andieleah said...

Gfc Andrea Wardlow
I would pick Bated To You...Gideon is beyond yummy!!!!!

Kaylyn D. said...

Mistress's Master by Jayne Rylon
I follow via email

Lona said...

Demon from the Dark by kresley Cole. Thx for giveaway.

blinkysthebest at aol dot com

wanda f said...

I follow via gfc
If I were stranded with only one book I would have to say I would want it to be Night’s Awakening by Donna Grant its what I am currently reading and its a realy great book.Have a fantastic weekend

latishajean said...

Thank you for the great giveaway fun blog hop! I would pick Fifty Shades of Grey.
GFC follower-latishajean

Buffy Kennedy said...

GFC Follower: Buffy Kennedy

It would have to be Dark Lover by JR Ward. I love, love, LOVE that book (the entire series too!).

Great giveaway :-)

Buffy Kennedy

nrlymrtl said...

I would pick Kushiel's Dart by Jacqueline Carey with no hesitation.

I follow via GFC - nrlymrtl

nrlymrtl at gmail dot com

Juana said...

Thanks for the chance!

GFC = Juana Esparza

I would choose Elizabeth's Wolf by Lora Leigh.


CrystalBee said...

Follower via Blogspot (CrystalBee)

Yikes. Only one?

Bared to You by Sylvia Day - I seriously need to read it and being stuck on an island would be perfect. :)

- Crystal

Tanya said...

Follower via email

One book is really hard to pick, I think I will go with one series. The August Men by Lora Leigh.

Sue Sattler said...

GFC - proudarmymom32

I would have to take My Liege of Dark Haven by Cherise Sinclair, that was a fantastic book.


booklover0226 said...

I just finished Passion Unleashed and it was great; so that would be my choice.

I follow via email.

Tracey D
booklover0226 at gmail dot com

June M. said...

GFC follower: June M.

Only 1 book?!?! I guess I would have to go with a print copy of ETERNAL RIDER by Larissa Ione, just because it has a lot of action and is hot (tomorrow I would probably pick something else, lol).
manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com

Thanks :)

Redheaded Bookworm said...

Lover Unbound by JR Ward! Thanks so much!
GFC Heather @ Redheaded Bookworm
hschrock24112 at yahoo dot com

books4me said...

I follow via email.

I would bring my favorite book, Dark Magic by Christine Feehan. I 've read it so many times that the book is falling apart!

Thanks for the giveaway!

books4me67 at ymail dot com

Lindsay Avalon said...

GFC = Lindsay Avalon

and damn is this a hard question to answer!!! Probably one of Carrie Ann Ryan's books :)

lindsayavalon (at) gmail (dot) com

Tina B said...

You really are only allowing me to pick 1 book??? Umm...okay, I don't really have just 1 favorite, but I would pick one of Kate Douglas's Wolf Tales books. :)
Love them!
Thank you for the wonderful giveaway.
GFC ~ Tina B
trb0917 at

Cathy V said...

One book? That's just mean! Does one loaded ereader count as one book?!! Forced to choose it would have to be either Forbidden Pleasure by Lora Leigh or A Table For Three by Lainey Reese - these were the first menage books that I read and wow... am I ever a menage type of girl!!!
Thanks for the giveaway :)