Posted May 29, 2012 by davincikittie in Informational

Giveaway (US/Int): Fever is an Amazon Top 100 ebook – win it while it’s smokin’ hot!

One of my favorite ways to determine whether or not I’m going to like a book or an author’s writing is to read an excerpt.  And I’ve found that there are two places that are the most telling as to whether or not I’ll enjoy a book in its entirety: the beginning and a random sample. Preferably, I like to read both.  The beginning of a book is a promise to the reader—of the novel’s tone, the novel’s style, the novel’s content.  Every author knows they have to grab a reader at the beginning and hold on.  So if that doesn’t happen at the beginning of a book for me, it’s an immediate warning flag. The second location I like to read is any random passage.  This is specifically because so many authors know that a beginning needs to be tight and fast and compelling.  Often, I’ve found an intense level of attention given to an opening to create a certain promise to the reader, but later find that promise is lost, the story wandering, the tension drab, the loose prose. As a debut author, it’s even more difficult to introduce myself to new readers, because every reader is making an investment of their money, their time and, for a romance reader, their heart.  That’s why I was so thrilled when Amazon picked up my debut novel, FEVER, for their Top 100 program.  This means that FEVER has been priced at $3.99 for the month of May.  So, you’ve got a few more days to cash in on this great savings!  And to make that choice a little easier I’ve included a random excerpt below.  You can also read the entire first chapter of FEVER on my website.

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Dr. Alyssa Foster will admit to a bad boy fetish. . . But when she finds herself face to face with a convicted murderer with a ripped body, a determination for freedom and an eye on her as his get out of jail free card, Alyssa knows she’s in deep trouble. . .. Not just because Teague Creek is a prisoner desperate for freedom, but because his every touch makes her desperate for more. A man with a life sentence has nothing to lose. . . Teague Creek has one shot at freedom, but his plan to escape with a hostage develops a fatal flaw: Alyssa. On the run from both the law and deadly undercover operatives who know of his strange abilities, he needs to avoid trouble, but every heated kiss tells him the fire between them could be just as devastating as the flames that changed him forever.

Fever was chosen as the GraveTells Book of the Month AND a Reviewers Choice Top Pick in March of 2012.  See our review here!

FEVER is a fast-paced romantic suspense with paranormal elements.  It is the first in my Phoenix Rising series; BLAZE, book 2 releases October 2012, with book 3 and 4 following next year.  FEVER reviews have been fantastic and it maintains a 4.5 Amazon star rating. In celebration, I’m giving away 3 Amazon gift cards, $25, $15, and $10 for helping me spread the word of this fabulous promotion.  Everyone can enter.  Easy instructions in the Rafflecopter widget below. Enjoy and good luck!

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Sue "DaVinciKittie" Brown-Moore is a veteran romance blogger and reviewer and the primary voice for GraveTells.com. Sue and GraveTells have won several blogging awards, and GraveTells recently celebrated its five-year anniversary! Sue is also a freelance Developmental Editor passionate about helping authors bring out the best in their stories. She loves reading romance, fantasy, and sci-fi and edits any genre she reads for pleasure. You can follow Sue's editing blog, with tips and tricks for authors, at DaVinciKittie.com.