Sunday, June 16, 2013

Pierced by Love Series Tour and Giveaway

First, I'd like to thank  Erzabet for inviting me to guest post today; I'm excited to be here! I was asked the question: Does suspense add any unique elements to an already hot romance? Well, my response is a resounding YES!

The dictionary defines suspense as: a quality in a work of fiction that arouses excited expectation or uncertainty about what may happen. That sounds about right, I suppose.

I think suspense is a wonderful tool for writers to employ when constructing a great romance, mainly for two big reasons. For starters, suspense can help drive a plot line forward in really fun and exciting ways. I mean, there's nothing like dangling your heroine from a rope, outside a 50 story building, or even over a cliff on top of a mountain, and watching (or reading) with baited breath as your hero tries desperately to figure out how to save her! Or having your hero throw himself in front of a speeding bullet in order to keep her safe, and then wondering with every frantic turn of the page whether or not his ultimate act of bravery and love will end up being the death of him! That's the kind of stuff that makes your blood pump and your heart pound. The thing that makes you unable to put a book down.

The second, and arguably more important, thing that suspense does for an already hot romance is that it throws your hero and heroine into some really interesting, often compromising and steamy positions together. It has a way of pushing them into a few juicy moments of forced intimacy where all of their defenses are lowered, their hearts are already racing, and their emotions are running high. Breathing is shallowed, senses are heightened, inhibitions are all but non-existent. Perfect time for sparks (and sometimes clothing) to fly! Like, for instance, when Detective Joshua Pierce takes it upon himself to escort lovely and terrified assault victim Samantha Colby home from a dark and deserted parking lot one night.

Suspense is that thing that makes us feel “on edge.” It builds and builds until we just don't think that we can take it anymore, and then it explodes into technicolor, making us want more and more and more. Sort of like a really hot love scene. Yes, nail-biting, page-turning suspense can add a lot of heat to an already super-hot romance!

Terrorized by the man who is now stalking her, Samantha Colby begins to lean on Detective Joshua Pierce, certain that he would never allow any harm to come to her. And as the couple grow closer, both find it difficult to stop their hearts from falling as Samantha learns more about Joshua's troubled past and the fear he struggles with everyday.

Joshua never figured on falling in love. He's not even sure he knows what those words mean. What he does know is that he feels things for Samantha that he's never felt before, and it scares him. But as her stalker closes in, Joshua discovers that he must begin to trust himself if he wants to keep Samantha in his life. Can he learn this lesson in time to save her?

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Lashell Collins was born and raised in a small Ohio town. And although her Midwestern upbringing gave her a very practical outlook on life, it didn’t stop her from daydreaming about romance and love and all the special little things that make life magical.

Lashell has always loved to write and often dreamed about pursuing her passion, but like so many of us, she allowed life and circumstances to lead her down a very different path for a long time. An avid lover of both animals and flowers, Lashell has spent the last twenty years working in Veterinary Clinics and Garden Centers before finally finding the courage to take writing seriously.

She lives in Ohio with her husband and their two four-legged children, a Bernese Mountain Dog named Ben and an American Bobtail cat called Spike. She is a hopeless romantic, a huge music fan, loves to laugh and loves a happy ending.

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Check out the other posts in the tour here:

Candlelight Book Promotions6/3- Mon
Close Encounters with the Night Kind6/6- Thur
For Whom The Books Toll6/7- Fri
Find Your Next Read6/8- SAT
My Reading Obsession6/9- SUN
A.M. Griffin6/10- Mon
MsRomanticReads6/11- Tue
Coffee & A Book Anytime6/14- Fri
Cristal Ryder6/15- SAT
Erzabet's Enchantments6/16- SUN
deal sharing aunt6/17- Mon
Lea Barrymire6/19- Wed
Unearthly Musings6/20- Thur
AJ Jarrett6/21- Fri
Tattooed Book Review6/24- Mon
4 the LUV of SANITY6/25- Tue
BadBarbsPlace6/26- Wed
Jayne Kingston6/27- Thur
Book Reviews & More by Kathy6/28- Fri

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- Winners are final.- Contest Starts 00:01EST June 3, 2013 and Ends 12:59EST June 28, 2013 and open to International participants- Winners will be notified via email, twitter, or facebook no later than 12:00EST July 1, 2013 -Respond by date to collect prize is 14 days from notification date.

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