Today’s book is a two-fer! A copy of To Do List and a copy of Sweet Charity (both digital books) in the format of the winner’s choice. These are connected novellas set in Davis, California.

Since she could pick up a pencil, Belle Taylor has used lists and charts to map out her life. When she achieves a goal, she marks it off her to do list. Simple. But now, just steps away from her corner-office, name-on-the-letterhead goal, she realizes that the life she thought she wanted may come at too high a price.

Exhausted, she retreats home for Christmas vacation to rethink her life, complete with all-new lists. What she hadn’t expected is Rafe Bettencourt, her brother’s best friend, the man who she thought only saw her as a pesky younger sister. But when he kisses her under the mistletoe, Belle finds herself with a whole new set of goals to balance with what she thought she always wanted.

Rafe knows Belle is trying to figure out what to do with her life. He also knows he’s done loving her from afar, and he’s not beneath making it as hard as possible for her to choose to return to San Francisco.

Because Rafe can make to-do lists tooβ€”and his plan is to seduce Belle back home where she belongs. At his side. And in his bed.

Charity Harris has finally got a taste of handsome bad boy and lifelong friend, Gabriel Bettencourt after eight years of pretending a horrible one night stand never happened. Trouble is, he’s persisting with his story about not wanting a relationship and not being good enough for her.

Gabriel has ached to make Charity his for many years now and having her in his bed, willing and not flinching away from his darker urges is more than he’d ever imagined it could be. But Charity needs candlelight, not candle wax and he didn’t have the kind of soul she needed in a husband. But he’d be a fool to turn down the offer of a short term fling so he could have his fill until it was time to move on.

Charity can’t be managed and Gabriel finds less and less resistance to her insistence that good girls can still be naughty and bad boys like him can still be gentle and loving when the time was right.

When he runs away to think things over on New Year’s Eve, she follows. Gabriel is about to find out that even sweet girls have their limits.

Today’s Question: Who’s your favorite superhero?

I’ll draw the winner at noon pacific tomorrow (May 2) Winners have seven days to claim their prize, after that time, I’ll redraw for a new winner. Good luck!!

47 comments to “RELENTLESSLY BIG CONTEST Day Seventeen!!”

  1. Cheryl McInnis
    May 1st, 2009 at 3:57 am · Link

    Wonder Woman, of course! πŸ˜›
    I loved that show when I was a kid..I always wanted my very own Golden Lasso of Truth. I still do, lol.

  2. catie
    May 1st, 2009 at 4:20 am · Link

    Does Elektra count? If not, then Rogue from X-Men.

  3. Raonaid Luckwell
    May 1st, 2009 at 4:34 am · Link


  4. Booklover1335
    May 1st, 2009 at 4:42 am · Link

    Wonder Woman was my fav. I loved her magic bracelets, and that she had an invisible plane to fly in. I even had a Wonder Woman bathing suit growing up….ah fond memories.


  5. Pamela Peddy
    May 1st, 2009 at 4:53 am · Link

    Going with Batgirl from the Batman series.

  6. Chris
    May 1st, 2009 at 5:10 am · Link

    Hmm. I don’t suppose Neo (Matrix) counts… πŸ˜‰

  7. Lisa J
    May 1st, 2009 at 6:09 am · Link

    Gambit from X-Men. I love the Cajun.

  8. Frana
    May 1st, 2009 at 6:10 am · Link

    Superman – ever since I was a child and watched his movies with my father, childhood memories…

  9. Amy M
    May 1st, 2009 at 6:23 am · Link

    Wolverine–tortured, reluctant superhero!

  10. Christine
    May 1st, 2009 at 7:06 am · Link

    Batman from when I watched the TV series as a kid and then the movies

  11. azteclady
    May 1st, 2009 at 7:07 am · Link

    Oh wow, that’s not an easy question…

    I have loved Batman since forever–the angst! the identity crisis!–but then I discovered Wolverine and man, does he give Batman a run for his money!

    So… both?

  12. Lori T
    May 1st, 2009 at 7:34 am · Link

    Wonder Woman is mine. I can remember watching Wonder Woman when I was younger…I am always amazed how a pair of glasses and a different style of hair can make you unrecognizable.

  13. danni
    May 1st, 2009 at 7:35 am · Link

    Wolverine and Gambit from X-men. Then after probably Superman. Wolverine because he’s so gruff but can be a marshmallow sometimes.Plus he’s powers are really cool. Gambit because he’s so charming and Cajun. Superman because he’s always good. He gives up having a life of his own so that he can be there to save people.

  14. Jeanette Juan
    May 1st, 2009 at 8:29 am · Link

    I love Batman he’s so mysterious and handsome!!! He’s actually one of those superheroes are are really human and he uses his knowledge and technology to fight!

  15. Lisa Ferris
    May 1st, 2009 at 8:34 am · Link

    Growing up is was the character Isis, from the 70s TV show. Today, it would be Wolverine, but only if he really does look like Hugh Jackman. Yumm! πŸ˜‰

  16. Carrie
    May 1st, 2009 at 9:12 am · Link

    Wonder Woman….my 4 year old and I play wonder woman at least once a day!

  17. Blanche
    May 1st, 2009 at 10:54 am · Link

    Wonder Woman!!! She was so cool, her hair never got messy either!!! :mrgreen:

  18. Jane
    May 1st, 2009 at 10:55 am · Link

    I love Batman and Wolverine.

  19. Susan
    May 1st, 2009 at 11:14 am · Link

    Wonder Woman! She could really kick ass!

  20. Karen in TN
    May 1st, 2009 at 12:06 pm · Link

    Batman, of course. Cool car, cool bike and saves the day with no super powers at all!

  21. CrystalGB
    May 1st, 2009 at 12:17 pm · Link

    Wolverine from the X-Men

  22. Maija P.
    May 1st, 2009 at 12:19 pm · Link

    I have to say Wolverine! Must see that movie…

  23. Christa
    May 1st, 2009 at 1:00 pm · Link

    Superman especially after hearing this song

  24. Larena Wirum
    May 1st, 2009 at 1:03 pm · Link

    Wolverine. :mrgreen: Super yummy.

  25. Fedora
    May 1st, 2009 at 1:06 pm · Link

    The ones that still crack me up are the Wonder Twins, with the special rings that let them activate their powers. “Form of an ice bucket!” Hee!

  26. Cathy M
    May 1st, 2009 at 1:28 pm · Link

    I love Wolverine.

  27. Melissa
    May 1st, 2009 at 1:32 pm · Link

    I really, really like Wolverine, but have to go with Ironman for my FAV because Robert Downey Jr. is such a HOTTIE!!! πŸ˜›

  28. Tasha W.
    May 1st, 2009 at 2:05 pm · Link

    Wolverine, of course!

  29. Tonie Scullion
    May 1st, 2009 at 2:35 pm · Link

    Batman- who doesn’t love a man in black leather with a tricked out car?

  30. Lisa F.
    May 1st, 2009 at 3:05 pm · Link

    Has anyone ever seen the show Greatest American Hero. For some reason when this question was ask, that theme song stuck in my head. I wouldn’t say Ralph from that show is my favorite, but that show cracked me up. I guess my favorite would have to be Superman.

  31. Shell the HOckeyvampiress
    May 1st, 2009 at 3:27 pm · Link

    Myself……mom to 4 boys…..LOL No but seriously I would have to say Bluntman and Chronic……

  32. Michelle
    May 1st, 2009 at 4:29 pm · Link

    Oh Superman..the things he could do!

  33. Pat
    May 1st, 2009 at 4:46 pm · Link

    Shout it loud: WOLVERINE! But only because Hugh Jackman is my boyfriend. Really. I saw him on Oprah today and I’ve decided he’s my new fantasy man.

  34. Kris
    May 1st, 2009 at 5:48 pm · Link

    i always liked Storm from X-Men

  35. Caffey
    May 1st, 2009 at 6:23 pm · Link

    Bullwinkle! LOL. I loved that show!

  36. BDB61
    May 1st, 2009 at 7:46 pm · Link

    Favorite Super hero would have to be Batman – Christian Bale is simply yummy!

  37. RachieG
    May 1st, 2009 at 7:59 pm · Link

    😈 LOVE Spiderman!!

  38. Janet H
    May 1st, 2009 at 8:02 pm · Link

    Superman is great, but honestly, I’d rather have Clark Kent.

  39. Virginia Hendricks
    May 1st, 2009 at 8:05 pm · Link

    Wolverine. Sorry. He’s hot. LOL.

  40. Heather F.
    May 1st, 2009 at 8:15 pm · Link

    I always loved Gambit from X-Men. That New Orleans accent is something that gets me everytime. *sigh* πŸ˜€

  41. Stacy K.
    May 1st, 2009 at 8:17 pm · Link

    Batman! Ohhh, the rich, aloof gentleman but underneath lurks a hero. So mysterous, sexy, and human. Plus Christian Bale is gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I have both books already, thank you. Love’em.

  42. Eshani
    May 1st, 2009 at 10:21 pm · Link

    Ironman..simply because I loved that movie so much!

  43. blodeuedd
    May 2nd, 2009 at 4:46 am · Link

    Oh no, am i too late.
    Quick, I love Wolverine cos he is yummy!

  44. MJ
    May 2nd, 2009 at 7:36 am · Link



  45. Nancy
    May 2nd, 2009 at 9:04 am · Link

    (gasp) Ohhhh me wants dis!

    My answer is Wolverine baby!!! Have to wait until next weekend to watch it because the sister has a stagette this weekend and wants to come with me and the wee brother. Can’t wait!

  46. Allison
    May 2nd, 2009 at 11:40 am · Link

    It would have to be Superman!

  47. Cherry
    May 4th, 2009 at 9:57 am · Link

    Wolverine!! Just been to the movies. Of course am still in love with him (until the next movie). πŸ˜€