Delicious: TART by LAUREN DANE
Copyright 2012, Lauren Dane
All Rights Reserved, The Berkley Publishing Group
Releasing in trade paper and digital formats November 6, 2012
Calvin Whaley was simply beautiful. At six feet and change, he was already imposing, but the broad shoulders stretched under olive toned skin, taut with just the right amount of muscle. A narrow waist, a high, tight ass and long, powerful legs. Add the black hair, cut flawlessly and therefore framing his face to highlight his gorgeous features, and the blue eyes and you didn’t even need the fact that he had an incredible sense of style so the package was always attractively dressed in clothes that fit him perfectly.
Breathless as she rolled out the dough, she couldn’t take hear gaze from him.
He kissed her on his way past. His gaze moved around the room as he took in the pies cooling on racks. His mouth curved upward a bit. Over to the stove where she’d just placed the finished cobbler to cool. Over to Gideon and up his legs and to his face. Sexy half smile this time.
Jules gulped, not even able to brace herself for his attention and when his gaze lighted on her face, she licked her lips.
“No one looks at me the way you do.”
When I wrote him, I’d always have David Gandy in my head…
Today’s contest is for a digital ARC of SWAY (my story in the Cherished duology out in August) Winner will be chosen from comments to this post and announced in the winners’ announcement post on Monday May 21! What contemporary romances are you looking forward to this summer?
May 14th, 2012 at 5:13 am · Link
I’ve already pre-ordered Laid Bare, but that would be autumn, wouldn’t it? Lorelei James has two (!) books out this summer that I have also pre-ordered and am eagerly looking forward to reading. My TBR file on my Kindle is daunting and I keep hoping to make some headway on that…all I need is time, which seems to be in short supply for everyone 🙂
May 14th, 2012 at 5:45 am · Link
Shayla Black’s: Mine to Hold, Lorelei James’s: One Night Rodeo, Maya Banks’s: Echos at Dawn, Annabel Joseph’s: Burn for You and of course your Cherished duology with Maya Banks. So all in all it should be a pretty hot summer 🙂
May 14th, 2012 at 6:07 am · Link
I’ve just started on the Fool’s Gold series so I’ll likely pick up the two coming out over the summer. I’m also looking forward to Susan Elizabeth Phillip’s _The Great Escape_. I tend to read a lot more Paranormal/Contemporary Fantasy so it’s not a long list!
May 14th, 2012 at 6:42 am · Link
Well here are a few The Lost Night by Jayne Castle, Howl for it by Shelly Laurenston, Echoes at dawn by Maya Banks, Archangel’s Storm by Nalini Singh, how t Drive a Dragon Crazy GA Aiken and of course Cherished
May 14th, 2012 at 7:00 am · Link
I’m so far behind, I don’t even know what coming out this summer! The books listed, so far, sound great.
May 14th, 2012 at 7:28 am · Link
I am so out of the loop lately…that I am not sure what is coming out this summer. I know that I am, of course, looking forward to Chaos Burning and Shannon Stacey’s Slow Summer Kisses.
Thanks for the look at Tart.
May 14th, 2012 at 7:32 am · Link
I am looking forward to: Laid Bare, Maya Banks’s: Echos at Dawn and Colter’s Promise and a few more I jsut can’t think of them off the top of my head!
May 14th, 2012 at 7:36 am · Link
Yum, delicious! Hmmm, not sure if there are any contemporary romances on my list for summer. Lots of m/m, paranormal, etc. 😛
May 14th, 2012 at 7:36 am · Link
Congrats he sound hot whoo can’t wait great pic Ty
Erin mccarty fast tracdks , yours f cours
May 14th, 2012 at 7:58 am · Link
Colters’ Promise by Maya Banks!! 🙂
May 14th, 2012 at 8:11 am · Link
This summer I’m looking forward to;
Shayla Black’s Mine to Hold as well as her the Virgin Coubine, Janet Chapman’s Charmed by His Love and Courting Carolina,
Maya Bank’s Colter’s Promise, Echo of Dawn as well as Cherished
I’m looking forward to Chaos Burning.
Tymber Dalton Triple Dog Dare
May 14th, 2012 at 8:46 am · Link
I am looking forward to reading so many amazing books that it was hard to just pick a few. The few that I can up with are of course Cherished, Chaos Burning, and Laid Bare. Also, Mine to Hold by Shayla Black, Echoes at Dawn by Maya Banks, and Hot in Handcuffs by Shayla Black, Sylvia Day, and Shiloh Walker. I am also excited to read a few paranormal romances like Eternal Beast by Laura Wright.
May 14th, 2012 at 9:07 am · Link
Be still my heart, but Gandy is looking FINE ~ I don’t think I’ll have any problem at all putting him in the role of Calvin!
Ooh, right now the biggie on the horizon is Tangle of Need by Nalini Singh. Cannot WAIT! Tart , Vortex by Cherry Adair, Slow Summer Kisses by Shannon Stacey, Devils Gate by Thea Harrison, Sweet Talk by Julie Garwood…Wow, and I could go on, lol!
May 14th, 2012 at 9:55 am · Link
I’m really looking forward to Maya Banks’ Echoes at Dawn! PNR/UF releases are Tangle of Need and Howl for it. Can’t wait!
May 14th, 2012 at 10:11 am · Link
Chaos Burning. How to Drive a Dragon Crazy by GA Aiken,
and Julie Garwood’s new one. I credit Julie Garwood for my
love of romance genre. I picked up one of her books in high
school and there has been no going back for me. I have not missed one of her books since then.
May 14th, 2012 at 12:11 pm · Link
A bunch of good books already mentioned. I’m really looking forward to the continuation of Jill Shalvis’s Lucky Harbor series. And to Lisa Kleypas’s next Friday Harbor series (hmm, both are set in Washington State too).
May 14th, 2012 at 1:20 pm · Link
Can’t wait for Tangle of Need and Gunmetal Magic…I love kick-butt heroines! 😀
May 14th, 2012 at 1:28 pm · Link
You know how I feel about David Gandy. Me-ow!
May 14th, 2012 at 1:51 pm · Link
Wow, I am so looking forward to Sway and Tart.
May 14th, 2012 at 1:54 pm · Link
I’m really looking forward to Jill Shalvis’ “Lucky in Love.”
May 14th, 2012 at 2:49 pm · Link
I am so excited to read Maya Banks’ Colter’s Promise. I love that series.
May 14th, 2012 at 3:52 pm · Link
I’ve got the following list for this summer, I’ve pared it down to only the contemporaries although I have lots of historicals too.
Showalter ~ Wicked Nights
Douglas ~ Dream Bound
Eden ~ Angel Betrayed
Banks~ Echoes at Dawn
Feehan ~ Samari Game
Sands ~ The Lady Is A Vamp
Ashley ~ Hard Mated
Leigh ~ Stygian’s Honor
May 14th, 2012 at 4:30 pm · Link
Catherine Coulter’s Backfire, Kay Hooper’s Haven, Julie Garwood’s Sweet Talk and Linda Howard’s Shadow Woman.
May 14th, 2012 at 5:03 pm · Link
I can’t wait for Tangle of Need!!!
May 14th, 2012 at 5:44 pm · Link
I’m looking forward to Maya Banks-Colter’s Promise
May 14th, 2012 at 5:55 pm · Link
Colter’s Promise by Maya Banks
May 14th, 2012 at 7:24 pm · Link
The contemporary romances that I am looking forward are:
Black, Mine to Hold
Banks, Echoes at Dawn
Banks, Colter’s Promise
James, One Night Rodeo
James, Kissin’ Tell
Kleypas, Dream Lake
Burton, Playing to Win (early Sept)
Singh, Tangle of Need
Singh, Archangel’s Storm (early Sept)
May 14th, 2012 at 8:38 pm · Link
Along with some of the awesome books listed above including Chaos Burning I am looking forward to Bound to You by Bethany Kane (Beth Kery).
May 15th, 2012 at 8:04 am · Link
Yours and Shannon Stacey has a new one too 🙂
May 15th, 2012 at 11:20 am · Link
Yours & Maya Banks as well as Shannon Stacey
May 15th, 2012 at 4:13 pm · Link
Tart sounds so great and David Gandy is just a nice bonus!
Books I am looking forward to reading this summer:
Sway!! SEP’s The Great Escape, Erin McCarty’s Jacked Up, Victoria Dahl’s Close Enough to Touch, Jaci Burton’s Playing to Win and Shannon Stacey’s Slow Summer Kisses.
May 15th, 2012 at 6:22 pm · Link
I must give a sad answer. I have a list the legnth of my arm but I don’t think I will have the budget to buy any of them. So, I am not looking forward to any of them because I don’t want to make myself too sad. 😥
May 15th, 2012 at 7:25 pm · Link
I have so many books on my Kindle waiting for me to read this summer that I’m glad I have the summer off to read! I just might make it through half of them before I have to go back to work! Most of them are PNR since I seem to be on a kick lately.
May 16th, 2012 at 7:46 am · Link
Cant wait for this to come out!!!
May 16th, 2012 at 9:27 am · Link
I’m looking forward to soooo many! Chaos Burning! L. James-Kissin Tell, One Night Rodeo. Maya Banks-Colter’s Promise! I can’t wait for the fall and your new releases!
May 16th, 2012 at 8:15 pm · Link
Looking forward to this. I love the Browns and their friends. I am looking forward to reading In One Person, the Erin, Ben and Todd novella and J.D Robb’s new In Death coming out in September.
May 17th, 2012 at 4:21 pm · Link
All of yours 😉
Shelley Laurenston’s Howl for It
Both of Lorelei James’
Jill Shalvis’ Lucky Harbor books
a bit before summer but Nalini Singh’s Tangle of Need 😮
May 20th, 2012 at 10:12 am · Link
Thank you for the snippet. I’m looking forward to reading more about Cal and the others. I like your model for Cal by the way! 😉
I’m looking forward to Sway this summer. I’ve read a snippet of Slow Summer Kisses by Shannon Stacey and I really want to read it!