Love Is In The Air Blog Hop! CONTEST!

Huge thanks to Under The Covers Book Blog for having this great hop!

Happy Valentine's Day! Like my sparkly new blog digs? Lots of hearts here!

As usual, I'm behind on sending out prizes, but I'm slowly but surely getting caught up. For this hop, I'm offering a GRAB BAG of swag and other fun book related stuff to one US winner, and an ebook from my backlist to an international winner.

In honor of Valentine's Day, I'm going to share a couple of romantic lines from one of the romantic scenes in my books. Bonus points if anyone can guess which book! :) (HINT: It's the book at the top of the left column!)

The familiarity almost broke her. His touch, his smell, the way his nose bumped hers in his urgency to seize her mouth. He took possession of her with confidence, the kind she’d found so sexy once upon a time. If she’d only tasted his skill in the kiss, she would’ve shoved him back and told him to go to hell. But she could sense the desperation in each conquering stroke of his tongue and every strangled groan trapped in his throat.

His teeth scraped her lower lip as he drew back, his eyes steady on hers.Wildly blue and hot with need, those eyes made her want to believe. “I love you, Alexa. You were the only thing worth risking you for. If taking back what I did means I couldn’t be there to watch you succeed, I wouldn’t do it.”

Her head pounded, making his words rattle around like pinballs. She simply couldn’t process what he’d said, not after he’d already shaken her down to her toes with that scorcher of a kiss. Her lips were still tingling. Everything was still tingling.

The sound of clapping made her glance around the banquet hall. Everyone seemed to be grinning at her and Dillon. She, the woman who was so aware of how she was behaving at all times, hadn’t even noticed that they’d created a spectacle.

“Don’t look at them. Look at me.”

What do you have to do to be entered?

1) Leave a comment (WITH EMAIL addy please!) answering this question:

How will YOU be celebrating THIS Valentine's Day?

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Kassandra said...

Not sure yet. Money is tight this year. The hubs and I usually go out and get something to eat and exchange cards.


crystaley73 said...

Staying home and having a nice dinner with my family.
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Anonymous said...

My husband will be gone so I will spend the night reading my Nook.

Kyla Whitley said...

With my honey of 20 some years. :)

Angela said...

Hi Cari! The passage is from No Flowers Required. I will be hanging out the two loves of my life, my sons,and than my Nook. I already follow blog so I will sign up for newsletter. Thanks!

laurie said...

i will celebrate by curling up with a good romance book

susanmp said...

No Flowers Required

spending evening having a nice dinner with husband.
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Beckey said...

Dinner & a movie (with cake celebrating my birthday as well) @ home

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veRONIca said...

Rom-com movie marathon with my friends


Mary @SweepingMe said...

Following already.

Yes, for the first time we are going to dinner. I hope it's as good as I think it will be ;)

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Mel Bourn said...

We wait until the 15th for cheap chocolate. Then have a nice dinner.
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Kerry Pacious said...

Depends on if we get dug out of the snow here in the NE! LOL
Hopefully just a quiet evening at home w/out the kids!

Jo said...

It actually works for my husband and I that it is midweek. We are planning to go to our favorite Malaysian restaurant for lunch (while the kids are still in school!).

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bn100 said...

No flowers required
no plans yet
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Vanessa N. said...

Most likely staying home and having a dinner.

Alexis said...

I will be spending it at home watching tv :(

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Laura said...

I'm actually having a girls' weekend with 2 of my best friends from college. I'm sure there will be lots of chocolate and chick flicks involved. I can't wait!
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Megan said...

My husband and I will be going to lunch and to see Warm Bodies. And he got me a new book shelf for my To Read pile!

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Phuong said...

I will be spending Valentine's Day with my mom as usual who is also my best friend. Looks like I will be picking up "house special lobster" from our favorite Chinese restaurant for a quiet night at home. Thanks for giveaway.
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Natasha said...

No plans yet.
Probably just stay home and read a good book!
Thanks for the chance to win!
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Linda said...

I´m staying home with my hubby, enjoying a quiet night in *happy sigh* Love your giveaway!
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Jillyn said...
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Jillyn said...

I'll be Skyping my girlfriend, since she'll be in Wisconsin and I'll be in southern Illinois. Sigh.

Thanks for the giveaway!

Edit: forgot my email!


Z said...

Not doing anything, dh is testing for a new job, does that count.
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Meghan said...

My Valentine's Day is generally made up of work as I do not and never has had a man on Valentine's Day. Here's to someday breaking that streak!

Happy Valentine's Day!
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Kaylyn D. said...

I will be watching Romeo & Juliet and drinking a few glasses of wine. Thanks for the giveaway.

Cahm Merritt said...

On Valentines Day I will be picking up a daughter from rehearsal for a local performance then jetting off to get one to swim team, fixin' supper and helping with homework...

However Feb. 15th I'm packing a bag and my kindle.. my sweet man will be whisking me away to a surprise destination for the weekend. No kids, no carpooling or laundry just two grown ups doing all those grown up things and not having to be quiet while we are doing said grown ups things - Heaven!

Katie Amanda said...

My boyfriend and I will be going out for dinner. Thanks! katieamanda1(at)yahoo(dot)com

Carla said...

Valentine's Day is an interesting and polarizing holiday. Most people either love it or hate it. I'm in the hating category. If I celebrate, I spend the day with kids.
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Froggy said...

staying home snuggling with hubby

Thanks for the chance to win!

Lola Thomas said...

I will be taking care of my Mom, quite dinner, and reading a good ebook!
Thank you for the contest!
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jessiel said...

We will be spending a quite evening at home with a special dinner that we cook together, then dessert from the bakery & after kitchen cleanup, we'll snuggle watching tv.