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Monday, November 24, 2008

Book Giveaway and Excerpt!

Today, my friend, Jane Leopold Quinn is sharing an excerpt from her latest release, WINDY CITY LOVE AFFAIR. There's a cowboy in it! You know how much I love that! To celebrate I'm giving away two paperbacks to someone who leaves a comment. The prizes are What A Lady Wants and A Little Bit Wicked by Victoria Alexander. They'd make great Christmas gifts or nice winter reading for you. Check out Jane's excerpt below and leave a comment! The winner will be drawn on Wednesday. Good luck!



WINDY CITY LOVE AFFAIR
by Jane Leopold Quinn

July 18, 2005

“Ma’am?”

The rumble of the deep, rich, masculine voice with its western twang speared her heart. And lower.

“Ma’am?”

Being a Chicago girl, Lorren Samples at first tried to ignore the stranger’s tall, broad-chested body crowding too closely. You had to watch out for yourself in the big city. A man touching you on the street could spell danger. Then she made the mistake of glancing up at him.

Holy frickin’ cow! The man was the closest thing to beautiful male perfection that she’d ever seen. Not in the movies, not on TV, nor on stage. Certainly, she’d never seen anything like him in person. A passerby bumped her, throwing her against him. Her hands automatically reached for his forearms, his gripped her shoulders. She stood stiffly, silent and unexpectedly breathless.

Wow. Brown eyes. Rich chocolate. Warm cocoa. All those good, lickable, delicious, sensuous flavors. Burnished dark eyes surrounded by lush long lashes gazed back at her.

A horn blared. She gasped, brushing her breast against his forearm as she turned to see what the hell the problem was. The sound, the brush woke her to the city around her.

“Sorry,” she muttered and stepped back to try to establish some distance between them. It was a cab that had pulled in at the curb at Union Station for a pick up. That’s when she noticed the luggage at his heels. A soft, black leather satchel.
Heels? Heels on cowboy boots. Tan, stitched-toe cowboy boots. Well worn and slightly scuffed as if he lived in them. Speechless again, her gaze tracked the blue, faded jeans hugging long, long legs up to lean hips and a flat belly. Holy Christ! Her head jerked up. He had a hard on. It was pretty difficult to hide that in snug jeans. Her face flamed hot in embarrassment.

He stared back, a smug, aware expression on his handsome face.

I guess he’s not embarrassed about his humongous hard on. That’s when she noticed that she still held on to his solid-muscled forearms. Bare forearms. Bare, hairy forearms. Okay, stop it. You’re acting like...well she didn’t know what she was acting like. She’d never been in this situation before. It was like a scene from a movie. The “meet cute.”

Jess Croften covered the woman’s hand with his. It wasn’t like he’d planned on picking up a pretty woman, but he had watched this one all the way from the intersection, willing her to cross over and continue straight toward him. He’d squinted a bit to sharpen his focus, and the closer she got, the more he could see that she was all prime.

He didn’t normally think of women in beef-related terms, but he wouldn’t mind having this fine lady on a plate and eating her up. Literally and figuratively.

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28 comments:

Deb said...

Good Morning Wendi and Jane.
I enjoyed this excerpt, Jane
Is there a place to purchase this book?
Now that wendi teased me I want to finish it:D

Wendi, hey there saucy lady. Missed you hopefully I will have more time now.

Wendi said...

Hey, Deb! Thanks for dropping by. The buy link is at the bottom of the excerpt, but I'll go in right now and make it easier to see. :)

Wendi Darlin

tam said...

Good morning,
Windy City Love Affair sounds like a very good book. I'll be looking for it at the book stores. Jane Quinn is a new author to me and I love finding new authors to read. Victoria Alexaner is new to me too, I so hope I win.

Wendi said...

Thanks for joining us, Tam! :) Best of luck! Windy City Love Affair is only available in ebook right now. Here's the link: http://www.king-cart.com/Phaze/product=Windy+City+Love+Affair

Or you can click on the link below the excerpt. :)

Wendi Darlin

Anonymous said...

Wow I have added this book to my TBR list. I love cowboys no matter what city they are in
JWIsley@aol.com

Wendi said...

Me too, JW! Thanks for dropping by!

Wendi Darlin

lrwirum said...

Love the excerpt. Sounds like a great book. Yummy.

Larena

Wendi said...

Hi, Larena! How have you been??? I'm looking forward to reading this one too. Jane's books are always hot!

Wendi Darlin

marcy said...

Fabulous excerpt! I LOVE your website and the puzzle-too cool!

Wendi said...

Thanks, Marcy! I'm so glad you stopped by. :)

Wendi Darlin

lastnerve said...

A serious Cowboy fan here. the excerpt looked GREAT. I can't wait to read the entire thing.

Booksrforever123 said...

oooh, another cowboy story. I'll put this one on my wish list too. I recently had the opportunity to trade a paperback book for another and I got 3 offers, but of course I just had to take the cowboy story one. lol

Jane Leopold Quinn said...

Hi!

Thank you all for your comments. This cowboy is a modern day cowpoke and also Special Forces. Not to mention, a great lover. He's an all around great guy and hero. If you know Chicago at all, you'll recognize a bunch of places.

jane

Wendi said...

Lastnerve and Booksrforever123, you've come to the right place. :) We love cowboys around here!

Jane, he's sounding better all the time! LOL! Thanks for stopping by. :)

Wendi Darlin

Debby said...

I am so glad to see brown eyes. Great job!!

Cynthya said...

I loved this sentence: "He didn’t normally think of women in beef-related terms, but he wouldn’t mind having this fine lady on a plate and eating her up." LOL This one looks good!

Wendi said...

Hi, Debby! Brown eyes are NICE. And Cynthya, can't you just hear a cowboy saying that?? LOL! Thanks for stopping by. :)

Wendi Darlin

Deb said...

OK I bought this book..lol
Like I need another one:D
I can not help myself.

Wendi said...

LOL! Deb, you crack me up. I'll bet if we put our TBR stacks together, we'd be buried so deep, it would take a year for people to dig us out! :)

Wendi Darlin

Jane Leopold Quinn said...

Thank you, Deb, for buying the book. I hope you like it.

And Cyntha, I love that you liked the beef-related line. I don't know how I come up with some of these things. It must be genius. :-)

Wendi, thanks for featuring Windy City and me today.

jane

Wendi said...

Jane, thank you for letting me post your excerpt. I'm really looking forward to snuggling up with this book.

I'm not going to draw a winner until Wednesday, so feel free to drop in whenever you like. :)

Wendi Darlin

cfisher said...

Windy City Love Affair sounds Hot....I cant wait to read it!!!
I haven't read Jane Quinn before and looking forward to her stories.

Wendi said...

Thanks for stopping by cfisher! Jane's stories are hot. You'll love her!

Wendi Darlin

Jane Leopold Quinn said...

Hey cfisher, I really hope you like it. If you - or anyone - go to my website - www.janeleopoldquinn.com - you can read excerpts of my other things and some of my flash fiction. That'll give you an idea of the depth of my love for hot romance, and you can get an idea of what I write before risking your hard earned dough. :-)

This story is like a hot, sexy tour of Chicago. There are a lot of sites featured that if you live here or visit here, you'll know. Some of my favorite places are the Pump Room and the restaurant at the top of the Hancock Building.

Again, thanks to Wendi for featuring WCLA.

jane

LJ White said...

Wendi, I love your blog page. Half-naked men, cowboys, and great excerpts, what's not to love!

Jane, I loved the excerpt. I can picture the scene in my head and am wishing I was Lorren. My TBR list just got bigger, again.

Wendi said...

Thanks so much, LJ. :) It's great to have you here!

Wendi Darlin

Wendi said...

I chose a winner after midnight EST from all the comments! Good luck everyone and Happy Thanksgiving!

Wendi Darlin

Jane Leopold Quinn said...

Hi LJ. I thought I responded to you yesterday, but I guess I just thought it, huh? Thanks for liking the excerpt.

Wendi and everyone, have a great Thanksgiving.

jane