Friday, September 4, 2015

Labor of Love Bloghop

From sweet to dark, divas of romance work their fingers to the bone for your reading pleasure in the Labor of Love Bloghop from 9/4-9/6. Come join me and enter to win a Kindle with new, heart-pounding titles just for you!

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Happily ever afters only come after heart-breaking work, and this Labor Day weekend, we are celebrating our written labors of love by giving our readers a chance to win a brand-spankin' new Kindle with our personal bests. That's right, you could win all of our books! Aren't you excited? We are! So here's your chance, just click the link below to enter our giveaway:

Sometimes love happens to you against your plans. So it was with Elaine. She'd always vowed she wouldn't date an athlete. Her brother's an Olympic swimmer and she's gotten to know the athletic lifestyle. Athletes don't have time for love and family. Especially Olympic athletes.

When her brother's team-mates come over one evening, hungry Winston Harper comes into her kitchen, her domain. She's taken immediately with his humble and pleasant nature. But Winston has come from a difficult background. Her family and friends disapprove of him. But Elaine cares too much to let him go. Have you ever had someone persuade you not to pursue a relationship? I know what it's like. When my husband and I were dating, some people said we weren't right for one another. Twenty years later, we're still together.

Three Tiers for Win is a story of adventure, romance, and family passion that unfolds with the backdrop of the 2012 London Olympics. Elaine said she would never date an athlete as they’re too driven. That’s until she meets kind, yet intensely focused and ambitious South African Olympic swimmer, Winston Harper. He stands for everything she’d chosen not to go for. Win also has a bad family history which keeps him from opening his heart to her. When intense attraction and affection breaks through some of their barriers, family secrets and conflicts pull them apart again. Only Elaine’s support and Win’s brokenness can draw them back together, but will that be strong enough to wipe away the past?

Elaine pressed the remote to open the garage. “There’s the top of an old sewing table of my mom’s.”

“Let me see.” He followed her in. Feeling suddenly overwhelmed by a sense of need for his help and support, Elaine became flustered while looking for it. If only Win wasn’t an athlete and would be interested in someone like her. He made her feel so
at peace with the world, so calm and so focused. Oh well, there wasn’t time to pine about that now.

“Here it is,” he said as he pulled the board out from behind the lawnmower.

“Oh no!” Elaine gasped. “Wait here.”

“What now?” She could hear a smile in his voice as though he must be thinking she was a drama queen or too panicky, or worse still, badly disorganized, which was definitely true. After running inside to grab a wet cloth from the kitchen, she came up to Win who was already loading the board in his boot.

“Look at me,” she commanded. He looked at her, all innocence, and she searched for breath. A manly cologne and the scent of freshly washed hair and a touch of his sweat sank into her. The combination warmed her from her toes. She swallowed.

“You’re covered in dust on your nice new tuxedo.” It had to be new. It wasn’t Mick’s, she knew that. Had he bought a new one especially for the day? She suddenly felt all weak and wobbly at the thought that he would go to the trouble of doing that for her.

“There,” she choked out after wiping his one sleeve and abdomen. “Now you look perfect. Oh!” She placed her hand over her mouth at the statement she’d just made. Whipping herself around, she ran back to the house to put the cloth down and lock up. He mustn’t know that she liked him — it would be mortifying and would set

her up for real hurt.

You can buy Three Tiers for Win here: 

To win one of my ebooks of your choice, you can comment below. Answer the question: Where will the Olympics be held in 2016?

Also, don't forget the rafflecopter giveaway for the blog hop above. 

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  1. Replies
    1. Hi Teena, congrats, you've won one of my ebooks. Please tell me your email so I can chat to you there.

  2. Rio de Janeiro Brazil! Thank you
    Happy Labor Day Weekend Kathy!

  3. Sometimes listening to your heart is way better than listening to other people. Wait, make that all the time. Congratulations on 20 years with your husband and pampering him after dental surgery.

  4. I was wondering why the first two Answered Rio de Janeiro when the rafflecopter question was labor of love. Helps to read the post first huh? ;) Thanks for the chance to win.

  5. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

  6. Don't know for sure what city, but I'll be watching from the comfort of my living room.
    Happy Labor Day!

  7. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, thanks for the chance. Koala571 at msn dot com

  8. Happy Labor Day Weekend, Kathy and thank you for being part of the hop! I'm glad you asked a question I actually know...Rio de Janeiro.

  9. Thanks for being part of the Hop, the 2016 Olympics will be in Rio de Janeiro.

    emmasmom69 AT gmail DOT com

  10. If Im not mistaken the 2016 summer Olympics are suppose to be held in Rio de Janeiro :D

  11. Kathy, Great cover and Great excerpt!! Happy Labor Day!!!