>September Sizzles

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Enter to win your chance at a signed book from the author and a chance to win $150 in book money from the online retailer of your choice…Read on for details…

Riding the Night by Jaci Burton

Dawn hadn’t filtered yet through the blinds on Teresa’s windows, only shades of gray announcing it was morning but too early to get up.

It didn’t matter. She hadn’t slept much anyway, had tossed and turned, wondering what Pax and AJ were doing, coupled with random thoughts about the bar fight, what she’d witnessed, and her worry about Joey’s welfare. None of that added up to the ability to get a restful sleep.

She took a shower and got dressed, opening the bedroom door and moving into the living room, surprised to find both the guys there. AJ was asleep on the sofa, Pax sitting in a chair near the front window. He turned to her and smiled, grabbed the pistol sitting on the table next to him and slid it into his pants.

For some reason, knowing they were armed comforted her. Besides, there was something sexy as hell about a guy carrying a weapon who knew how to use it. Not for show or to look tough, but because it was part of his job.

“Heard anything from the police station yet?”

Pax shook his head. “Nothing, but it’s early.” He came over to her, brushed his knuckles along her cheek. “Too early for you to be awake. You didn’t get much sleep.”

She took a step back, not used to the little thrill that shot up her spine at his touch. She liked it, which made her uncomfortable as hell. “I’m fine. I’ll go make coffee.”

“It’s already made.”

“It is?”

“Yeah. I brewed a pot a little while ago. Go kick the couch and wake up AJ. I’ll start breakfast.”

“You don’t have to do that.”

He gave her a look over his shoulder, and a smile that made her toes curl. “I want to.”

A guy who made himself at home in her kitchen. That was also a little disconcerting. And comforting. And sexy.

It had been five years. And maybe it wasn’t freaking her out as much as it used to. She’d wanted to get back in the game again for a long time now. She was tired of being afraid, of letting what had happened rule her life. She wanted to be a woman again, and damn if she was going to let those guys ruin her. Every man wasn’t like they had been.

Every guy wasn’t going to hurt her. And maybe every guy wasn’t going to run away when he found out the truth about her.

She moved over to the sofa. AJ was too big for her average-sized couch. One arm was slung over his head, his booted feet hung over the edge of the arm. Beard stubble peppered his jaw, making his face look dark and ruthless. AJ had never been ruthless. A bad boy, yes, but he’d always been the fun kind of bad boy.

And he’d never hurt her.

Once, he’d loved her. And she’d loved him. But that love hadn’t been enough to keep him out of trouble. They’d just been kids, on the verge of adulthood. Neither of them had known what they were doing back then. It had been innocent and intense, as all teenage romances are.

Ten years later she still didn’t know what she was doing. Nor did she know who AJ really was now, other than he was one of the good guys.

She smiled. She liked that he was one of the good guys. It suited him. But he still carried an edge of danger that fit him well, too.

“You’re staring.”

Startled, she jumped back, realizing he’d moved his arm and his eyelids were partially open, revealing smoky grays studying her. She tried to calm her racing heart. Goddammit, when was she going to relax? “Sorry. I debated waking you.”

“I was already awake. Pax walks like a herd of elephants.”

“Fuck you,” Pax said from the kitchen.

ETA: *please note… the contest for this excerpt IS NOT for the book Riding the Night … it’s for a title from one of Jaci’s backlist-one of her older releases… thank you!

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September Sizzles…


Would you like to win a signed book from Jaci’s available backlist? Just leave a comment to enter. Commenting also enters you to win a $150 GC to the online book retailer of your choice (we must be able to purchase a gift certificate from within the US.) If you visit each participating author’s blog and comment, that increases your odds of winning. Visiting/commenting at each participating author blog will get your five entries. However, only one comment per blog.

Rules:

  • Contest runs through 9/17/2010
  • One comment/entry per blog
  • Winners to be posted by 9/30/2010 on the participating authors’ blogs
  • You must check back at the authors’ blogs to send if you have won-if you don’t claim your prize within one week, you forfeit your prize.
  • One comment per blog
  • Void where prohibited
  • Please make sure to abide by hosting author’s standard contest rules
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About Monica Burns

A bestselling author of erotic romance, Monica Burns penned her first short romance story at the age of nine when she selected the pseudonym she uses today. From the days when she hid her stories from her sisters to her first completed full-length manuscript, she always believed in her dream despite rejections and setbacks. A workaholic wife and mother, Monica believes it’s possible for the good guy to win if they work hard enough.

102 thoughts on “>September Sizzles

  1. >Using Random.org for the drawing, Commenter #13 was the winner of a book off Jaci's available BACKLIST.

    Stephanie who posted on 9/08/2010 09:40:00 AM was this blog's Lucky #13 commenter

    Stephanie, please contact Jaci at
    jaci @ jaciburton.com (no spaces) to arrange for your book prize.

    The eRetailer gift card will be awarded by 9/30/10 per the contest rules outlined in the post.

    Here's a repeat of the rules:

    * Contest runs through 9/17/2010
    * One comment/entry per blog
    * Winners to be posted by 9/30/2010 on the participating authors’ blogs
    * You must check back at the authors’ blogs to send if you have won-if you don’t claim your prize within one week, you forfeit your prize.
    * One comment per blog
    * Void where prohibited
    * Please make sure to abide by hosting author’s standard contest rules

  2. >This Contest is Now CLOSED. Winners from all blogs will be announced shortly per the details outlined in the post.

  3. >Whoohoo! Me want to win!!! *grabby hands* What an awesome contest from some spectacular authors!!!

  4. >I definitely need to pick up Riding the Night! Thanks so much for the excerpt, and the chance for a title on Jaci's backlist.

  5. >Great blurb, as I enjoy this series – and so happy AJ and Pax got their book 😀 Yes I know it's not their blurb, but – enh. Whee AJ & Pax squee!

  6. >Can't wait to read this one…almost sad to though! What will my next Burton addiction be??? Thanks for the great contest!

  7. >always looking for new & exciting authors to add to my favs what better way then a contest

  8. >Love this line, "there was something sexy as hell about a guy carrying a weapon who knew how to use it. Not for show or to look tough, but because it was part of his job." Very nice…

  9. >I have Jaci on my TBR list, but I haven't read anything by her yet. Although I've heard nothing but great things! Thanks for the great contest!

  10. >Is that all we get! It was really starting to get interesting! ;o)
    I've not read any of Jaci's books, but this one sounds like a must read.
    Thank you for having this contest!

  11. >Thank you for that excerpt, I can already feel the sizzle off AJ and Pax. Can't wait to read it soon.

  12. >Such an awesome contest and such wonderful authors. I am already a fan of all authors participating.

  13. >I loved the excerpt and the tension between the characters! Enjoying this contest immensely!

    joderjo402 AT gmail DOT com

  14. >what a hot excerpt! my mouth is still watering….

    thank you for the awesome contest!

    k_sunshine1977 at yahoo dot com

  15. >This is a awesome contest! Can't wait to read something of your Monica! Love these contests b/c it exposes me to authors I haven't tried before!

  16. >Would love to win one of Jaci's books. Haven't got a new print one by her for almost two years.

  17. >What a great way to get everyone to check out some excerpts. I'd never read any of Jaci's before, but I'll definitely be checking her books out.

  18. >I am on the edge of my seat to read this book (it should soon be delivered, yay!)! Love this series!

  19. >Great excerpt. I just got my first book of Jaci's and am thinking this might be the next one.

  20. >Love the books I've gotten my hands on by Jaci! Thanks for the great excerpt to her latest!

  21. >I do want this book. The rest of the series was very good. I'll have to make it next on my list!

  22. >Wow! Another book for my MUST HAVE NOW list. I look forward in reading this.

    Thanks,
    Tracey D

  23. >Great excerpt! I haven't read any of Jaci's books before but will have to start now. I'll have to find out which one is the first in this series because I hate reading series out of order. Thanks for the contest!

  24. >WOW, I have met some really great authors today,,I have not read Jaci's Wild Riders but I will be now…I can't wait to get them…..they all sound like great reads..so I'm getting all of them..

  25. >OK LOVING IT EVERY SINGLE 1 OF THESE READS IF I DONT WIN AT LEAST 1 THATS MORE MONEY I USE TO BUY EVERY1 I READ TODAY.ALL U LADIES ARE FANTASTIC WRITERS.AS I SAY TO SHILOH ON HER BLOG U LADIES KEEP WRITING AND I'LL BE BUYING.GOD BLESS U ALL AND WHATS URS!!!!!!!!!!

  26. >This has been awesome fun and I love that you listed all the authors.. my eyesite is bad and I've been trying to see the names on these tiny books so I can go visit the blog, lol

    -Brandy
    brandyzbooks@yahoo.com

  27. >Man I really need to get this one to add to my collection. Yes I'm hoping to win it but if I don't I'll break down at some point.

  28. >Thanks so much for the contest! I enjoy reading these snippets and getting a feel for the different authors' writing styles.

  29. >Thanks for the excerpt and for the chance to win one of Jaci's books.
    elaing8(at)netscape(dot)net

  30. >I have read all the other Wild Riders books and been waiting for this one! LOVE the Riders!!! Have also read all Demon Hunter books so far, as well as several others that are stand-alones. Jaci Burton is one of my favorite authors. Great contest!

  31. >I just finished the Wild Riders story in Nauti and Wild, and I can't believe it took me so long to find the series. I've been missing out.

  32. >Another series that I loooove! So many great books are/ have come out recently – I am going broke, haha. How will I ever get any work done when I am fantasizing about hot guys and their motorcycles, lol!

  33. >Thanks for the great excerpt. I totally want to read the rest! Great contest too BTW!

  34. >OK I'm totally intrigded now. I must read this book. Please enter me in the contest.

    Thank you!

  35. >Wow, that was an interesting end to an excerpt! Makes you wonder what's going to happen next.

    Margay

  36. >Ooh that completely makes me want to pick this up now. Which now that I think about it I guess that's the whole point. So Yay! Mission accomplished! Although my TBR list just keeps getting longer and longer!

  37. >This excerpt left me wanting more! And two wild riders in one book? Count me in!
    Thanks for this fun and cool contest 🙂

  38. >Love the excerpt! Can tell there will be some hot stuff between these three! Thanks, this is a great contest.

  39. >That was a great excerpt, I have never read any of your books, but now I have them on my list to look up.
    Thanks for the great contest

  40. >I want to find out what happens next in Theresa, Pax and AJ's long standing relationship!!!

    Jaci I haven't read any of your books but this does leave me hanging and wanting MORE!!

  41. >Awesome contest! I love bouncing around to your differnt blogs and reading these tantalizing blurbs!

  42. >Oh, I would for sure love to enter this contest.

    This is pretty awesome. I'm also enjoying the excerpts and have added more books to my wishlist.

    Being in Germany doesn't stop me from being able to easily order books from amazon.com!! Yippee!!!

    Valerie
    valb0302@yahoo.com

  43. >Yes please! I've just finished my first Jaci Burton/Wild Riders & me likey, me likey a lot 🙂

  44. >Yay! I'm practically drooling over the fact that Jaci's latest Rider series book is about a hot menage! 🙂