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

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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. Cathy M
    July 21st, 2009 at 12:20 pm · Link

    I’ve been hearing great things about this series and would love to read this book.

  2. Cathi O
    July 21st, 2009 at 12:38 pm · Link

    The book sounds wonderful!!! And the ankh is gorgeous!!!

  3. Maureen
    July 21st, 2009 at 12:59 pm · Link

    The story looks great and the necklace is lovely.

  4. Sandy M
    July 21st, 2009 at 1:18 pm · Link

    Terrific series you having going, Elisabeth! I just finished the ARC of Stolen Heat and loved it. Congrats!!

  5. Estella
    July 21st, 2009 at 1:21 pm · Link

    Stolen Heat sounds like an excellent read!

  6. Rita A
    July 21st, 2009 at 1:57 pm · Link

    I like the present and past story plot.

  7. alba
    July 21st, 2009 at 2:24 pm · Link

    I love the necklace, so looking forward to reading both books.

  8. stacey smith
    July 21st, 2009 at 2:31 pm · Link

    Have not read your books yet but it looks like a great book.and the necklace is real pretty to.

  9. Elisabeth Naughton
    July 21st, 2009 at 3:36 pm · Link

    :mrgreen: Thanks, all, on the comments for STOLEN HEAT. I love this book, so I’m thrilled to hear people are looking forward to reading it.

    And isn’t that necklace gorgeous? Trust me…it’s even better in person.

    Crystal – Thanks for the question!

    I’ve always loved ancient cultures. STOLEN FURY deals with some greek history/mythology, STOLEN HEAT with Egyptian culture and right now I’m working on a new idea that centers around the Mayans. My degree is in science and I LOVE doing research. In fact, I could easily be a research assistant and be happy all day long – so long as it was research *I* wanted to do. 😉 As it is, when it comes to the scientific/historical aspects of my books, I pick what I generally want to know more about and go from there. I’ve had a lot of fun researching these books.

    Susan K. – I love this!!!

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

  10. RachaelfromNJ
    July 21st, 2009 at 3:48 pm · Link

    Wow beautiful necklace! Very nice! And the book sounds great too! Please enter me! 😀

  11. Jody F.
    July 21st, 2009 at 4:01 pm · Link

    The book sounds fab! Looking forward to reading it.

  12. Lisa F.
    July 21st, 2009 at 4:11 pm · Link

    I love the necklace! Stolen Heat sounds wonderful!

  13. Gloria T.
    July 21st, 2009 at 4:21 pm · Link

    Very nice necklace. The book really sounds good

  14. Lillie A
    July 21st, 2009 at 4:28 pm · Link

    Stolen Heat looks really good! Guess I need to go find the first of the series.

  15. delitealex
    July 21st, 2009 at 5:50 pm · Link

    Love the necklace. Stolen Heat sounds like a good read

  16. Mary Preston
    July 21st, 2009 at 5:53 pm · Link

    I love reading & learning about Egypt. So I am certainly looking forward to reading ‘Stolen Heat’. Love the necklace.

  17. Raonaid Luckwell
    July 21st, 2009 at 6:34 pm · Link

    That ankh is simply gorgeous.

  18. Bella
    July 21st, 2009 at 7:16 pm · Link

    Congrats on your impending release Elisabeth, and thanks for offering up both the book and the lovely necklace for a contest!


  19. Carol Woodruff
    July 21st, 2009 at 7:24 pm · Link

    STOLEN HEAT sounds great and I’d love to have the Ankh.

  20. Karin
    July 21st, 2009 at 7:41 pm · Link

    I have always been intrigued with ancient cultures. I had a necklace made with Egyptian Hieroglyphics that spelled out my first name.

  21. Lori T
    July 21st, 2009 at 8:06 pm · Link

    Hi Elisabeth~

    I am looking forward to Stolen Heat’s release! What a beautiful necklace.

  22. Pat Cochran
    July 21st, 2009 at 8:15 pm · Link

    Romance and mystery are a great combo
    for me! Looking forward to reading this

    Pat Cochran

  23. Llehn
    July 21st, 2009 at 9:18 pm · Link

    I’d love to play!

  24. Karin
    July 21st, 2009 at 9:28 pm · Link

    The blurb has definitely caught my attention. It sounds really interesting.

  25. Michelle B.
    July 21st, 2009 at 9:36 pm · Link

    What a beautiful necklace…what inspired you to write this story???

  26. Quilt Lady
    July 21st, 2009 at 9:53 pm · Link

    Elisabeth, congrats on your up and coming new release. It looks like an awesome read and I would love to read it. This neckless is awesome too!

  27. kh
    July 21st, 2009 at 10:45 pm · Link

    nsounds great
    congrats ont eh book
    the necklace looks great

  28. Donna S
    July 21st, 2009 at 10:51 pm · Link

    Congrats on the new release!! Stolen Heat looks like its going to be great.

  29. Teresa
    July 21st, 2009 at 11:33 pm · Link

    I’m looking forward to reading it.

  30. Pam P
    July 22nd, 2009 at 2:26 am · Link

    Elisabeth, your series has captured my interest. I finally have the first one, getting ready to read it now.

  31. Beverly G.
    July 22nd, 2009 at 2:35 am · Link

    your work rocks i know ive told you time and time again but ill tell you again your work rocks !

  32. michellek
    July 22nd, 2009 at 4:58 am · Link

    Thank you for particpation as well. I really enjoy when Lauren has these types of contests because she introduces us to many authors that I have not yet read. I am keeping a list of all the authors I want to go back an read later.

  33. Christine
    July 22nd, 2009 at 7:08 am · Link

    Can’t wait to read the second book in the series

  34. ann marie
    July 22nd, 2009 at 7:46 am · Link

    Congrats Elisabeth on the new book.
    Thanks Lauren for another great contest.

  35. azteclady
    July 22nd, 2009 at 11:43 am · Link

    *waving* Ms Naughton, here’s wishing you the best!

    I have heard the best about >em>Stolen Fury *hanging head in shame* which I still haven’t read, and would love to read Stolen Heat.

  36. Paula
    July 22nd, 2009 at 2:13 pm · Link

    Congrats on your July release!