Laid Bare with Flair Contest Day 19!

Today the talented Elisabeth Naughton is our hostess!

His past tore them apart. Her lies thrust them back together. Now a killer’s out for revenge, but the biggest threat for both may just be the heat they thought they’d already lost….

Antiquities dealer Peter Kauffman walked a fine line between clean and corrupt for years. And then he met the woman who changed his life—Egyptologist Katherine Meyer. Their love affair burned white-hot in Egypt, until the day Pete’s lies and half-truths caught up with him. After that, their relationship imploded, Kat walked out, and before Pete could find her to make things right, he heard she’d died in a car bomb.

Six years later, the woman Pete thought he’d lost for good is suddenly back. The lies this time aren’t just his, though. The only way he and Kat will find the truth and evade a killer out for revenge is to work together—as long as they don’t find themselves burned by the heat each thought was stolen long ago…

“Exciting, action-packed and fast moving, this story seamlessly alternates from the present to the past. A first-rate mystery, it has well-developed characters and a suspenseful and satisfying climax. A fine romantic thread winds through it all.”
–RT BOOKReviews

STOLEN HEAT is an awesome combination of deadly suspense, edgy action and a wonderful romance with characters that you’ll laugh, cry and yell with. I had a great time reading it and I’m definitely looking forward to more of Ms. Naughton’s books.”
–Wendy, Night Owl Romance

Visit the author’s website at
To enter Elisabeth’s BIG STOLEN HEAT Contest for a chance to win a $100 VISA giftcard and other daily prizes, go to

Big thanks to Lauren for having me here today! The second book in my Stolen trilogy releases next week, July 28th. In honor of the release, I’m giving away two prizes here today – an autographed copy of STOLEN HEAT and, because a good portion of this book takes place in Egypt, this beautiful necklace of the Egyptian hieroglyphic Ankh, which represents eternal life.

The origin of the Ankh is not entirely understood by Egyptologists, but one of the earliest suggestions came from Egyptologist Thomas Inman, first published in 1869:

[It] is by Egyptologists called the symbol of life. It represents the male triad and the female unit, under a decent form. There are few symbols more commonly met with in Egyptian art than this. In some remarkable sculptures, where the sun’s rays are represented as terminating in hands, the offerings which these bring are many a crux ansata, emblematic of the truth that a fruitful union is a gift from the deity.
The Ankh is also called the key of life, the key of the Nile, or crux ansata, Latin for “cross with a handle”. Whatever you call it, this necklace is a real beauty.

To be entered into the drawing for both STOLEN HEAT and the Ankh necklace, simply leave me a comment here today! A winner will be announced tomorrow!

86 comments to “Laid Bare with Flair Contest Day 19!”

  1. Greta
    July 21st, 2009 at 3:39 am · Link

    OMG – The necklace is gorgeous. I can’t wait to get my hands on Stolen Heat and read it.

  2. JP
    July 21st, 2009 at 4:11 am · Link

    The book sounds fab — I’ll have to get my hands on the first book too!

  3. Lea
    July 21st, 2009 at 4:29 am · Link

    Hi Elisabeth!

    I’m so excited about “Stolen Heat’s” release!

    I can’t wait to read it!!

    Thank you for the great giveaway at Lauren’s blog.

    L 😀

  4. Sue Brandes
    July 21st, 2009 at 4:59 am · Link

    Very pretty necklace. And the book sounds wonderful! 😎

  5. steph j
    July 21st, 2009 at 5:02 am · Link

    I liked the first one and I can’t wait for the second.

  6. Cheryl McInnis
    July 21st, 2009 at 5:15 am · Link

    I really enjoyed reading Stolen Fury, and can’t wait to read Stolen Heat-and the necklace is beautiful!

  7. Frana
    July 21st, 2009 at 5:49 am · Link

    Hi! Great giveaway. I loves Stolen Fury and can’t wait to read Stolen Heat

  8. Frana
    July 21st, 2009 at 5:50 am · Link

    It was supposed to say: I LOVED Stolen Fury and can’t wait to read Stolen Heat 😳

  9. blodeuedd
    July 21st, 2009 at 6:08 am · Link

    Congrats on the soon release 😆
    That ankh looks truly beautiful.
    The books sounds great

  10. Crystal Adkins
    July 21st, 2009 at 6:14 am · Link

    I have a question… how did you decide to do an Egyptian book? Was it hard doing all the research?

  11. Crystal B.
    July 21st, 2009 at 6:17 am · Link

    Beautiful necklace. Stolen Heat sounds good. 🙂

  12. Chris
    July 21st, 2009 at 6:17 am · Link

    Oh, dear, another intriguing series to add my burgeoning TBR pile! 😉

  13. Fedora
    July 21st, 2009 at 6:22 am · Link

    Woohoo! Glad to learn more about your latest, Elisabeth!

  14. Blanche
    July 21st, 2009 at 6:24 am · Link

    Hi Elisabeth!

    I’m also really looking forward to this book!!! Beautiful necklace too!! :mrgreen:

  15. Pamela Peddy
    July 21st, 2009 at 6:26 am · Link

    Sounds like a good one. I too think the necklace is beautiful. Loved getting history lessons about stuff too 🙂

  16. Dana
    July 21st, 2009 at 6:26 am · Link

    What a beautiful and intriguing symbol.

    Your series sounds both HOT and SUSPENSFUL !!!

  17. Christina Mays
    July 21st, 2009 at 6:37 am · Link

    Ms. Naughton,

    How very exciting to have a female Egyptologist for once! I so love the idea on this one and can’t wait to read it. I think books that keep me on the edge of my seat are totally groovy!


  18. Diane Sadler
    July 21st, 2009 at 6:39 am · Link

    Beautiful necklace and the book sounds good too

  19. Terri W.
    July 21st, 2009 at 6:40 am · Link

    Hi Elisabeth!

    Congrats on the upcoming release!

    The book sounds great and wow what a gorgeous necklace.

    Thanks for a great giveaway.

  20. Amy Mowers
    July 21st, 2009 at 6:52 am · Link

    I am just getting ready to read Stolen Fury! Got it last night, actually…and it is buringing a whole through my night stand just waiting to be read! Congratulations on the new release!!

    Amy M

  21. Anne
    July 21st, 2009 at 6:58 am · Link

    I love mysteries set in Egypt like a couple of Agatha Christie’s books and Elizabeth Peters. Yours sounds like a good read too.

  22. Amelia
    July 21st, 2009 at 7:04 am · Link

    Sounds like a good book!

  23. limecello
    July 21st, 2009 at 7:09 am · Link

    Very cool! I’ve hear great things about your books, Elisabeth. I definitely need to look into them.
    I’ve always been interested in Egypt/Egyptology as well, although I admit my fascination with classical Greece & Rome took most of my time and focus.

  24. Ley
    July 21st, 2009 at 7:14 am · Link

    Ooh, I love the detail on that ankh. Beautiful, really. And of course the book sounds good! 😆

  25. Jessie
    July 21st, 2009 at 7:21 am · Link

    Can’t wait for this book! Love the necklace.

  26. Melissa Conatser
    July 21st, 2009 at 7:26 am · Link

    Love the necklace!

    Looking forward to reading this book. The blurb and reviews look great.

  27. Jeanette Juan
    July 21st, 2009 at 7:30 am · Link

    The book sounds awesome and the neclace is beautiful.

  28. Huguette E.
    July 21st, 2009 at 7:52 am · Link

    Sounds like a great book, I love Egypt! Very nice necklace as well. Thanks for the chance!

  29. chey
    July 21st, 2009 at 8:20 am · Link

    Hi Elisabeth,
    Stolen Heat sounds like a book I want to read! Beautiful necklace!

  30. Pam S
    July 21st, 2009 at 8:29 am · Link

    Congrats on Stolen Heat! I am looking forward it . The neckless is beautfiul and thank you for sharing the info about the ankh.

  31. Zarifina
    July 21st, 2009 at 8:30 am · Link

    The book sounds like a good read. Lots of action! The ankh is pretty too.

  32. Amy Kathryn
    July 21st, 2009 at 8:36 am · Link

    The TBR pile is going to take over the house if I keep hearing about all these great new books and series….

  33. Cybercliper
    July 21st, 2009 at 8:36 am · Link

    Danger and intrigue in an exotic location – sounds like another winner to me. Congrats on the upcoming release!

  34. Elaine G
    July 21st, 2009 at 8:42 am · Link

    The book sounds great and that is a beautiful necklace.

  35. Roberta Harwell
    July 21st, 2009 at 8:45 am · Link

    Hello Elisabeth,

    The necklace is beautiful. Thanks for giving us information on what the necklace means. I love neat facts like this. Have a great day.

  36. Linda Henderson
    July 21st, 2009 at 8:58 am · Link

    The book looks great and so does the necklace.

    Linda Henderson

  37. Melissa
    July 21st, 2009 at 9:37 am · Link

    I LOVED, loved Stolen Fury, which I read about here on Lauren’s blog the first time. I can’t wait for Stolen Fury!!

  38. Teresa W.
    July 21st, 2009 at 9:56 am · Link

    I love the necklace, would like to be included!

  39. Marjana Kalt
    July 21st, 2009 at 9:56 am · Link

    Stone Heat sounds good. I will check the book out

  40. Susan K
    July 21st, 2009 at 10:20 am · Link

    Since there is no male influences in my life right now maybe wearing an ankh will attract one? 😛

    July 21st, 2009 at 10:41 am · Link

    WOWEEE, “Stolen Heat” sounds great, the necklace is beautiful. What’s not to love about this giveaway?! :mrgreen:

  42. Armenia
    July 21st, 2009 at 10:42 am · Link

    I can’t wait for Stolen Heat to release. The necklace is so beautiful. Count me in. Thanks. 🙂

  43. Anne
    July 21st, 2009 at 10:46 am · Link

    The detailing on the ankh is very interesting.

  44. Mare Fairchild
    July 21st, 2009 at 10:59 am · Link

    What a lovely Ankh. Your excerpt is a real hook. I’ve just added this book to my shopping list.

  45. Susan
    July 21st, 2009 at 11:13 am · Link

    Stolen Fury was fantastic and I can’t wait to read Stolen Heat! That necklace is beautiful.

  46. jennifer cecil
    July 21st, 2009 at 11:20 am · Link

    Stolen Heat looks like an exciting read. I can’t wait.

  47. Lexee
    July 21st, 2009 at 11:28 am · Link

    The necklace is gorgeous and the book sounds awesome.
    lexeetoste at

  48. Jane
    July 21st, 2009 at 12:06 pm · Link

    Congrats on the upcoming release, Elisabeth. I love reading books set in Egypt.

  49. Laney4
    July 21st, 2009 at 12:17 pm · Link

    Hi! Can’t wait to read your book! Both it and the symbol-of-life necklace are pretty special. Thanks!

  50. Calila
    July 21st, 2009 at 12:20 pm · Link

    Stolen Heat sounds so good!! The necklace is beautiful. I’ve always loved Ankhs.