Shiloh Walker’s Chains of Luuuurve Contest

Want to win $100 in free books?

To help promote her upcoming release, CHAINS, author Shiloh Walker is doing a dash through some of the blogs in romanceland, leaving behind excerpts. If you’d like to get entered to win a gift certificate for $100 (your choice from the online booksellers), all you have to do is visit the blogs, read the excerpts and leave a comment. The excerpts are in order, just visit the first blog, Karen Knows Best and go on from there!

Chains

An all new novel of erotic suspense

They weren’t friends. They weren’t enemies. The only thing the three girls had in common was the high school they went to in Madison, Ohio–until one tragic night. Now, fifteen years later, they’re returning home where passion–and danger–await…

Renee Lincoln was the homecoming queen–with the perfect boyfriend and the perfect life. After that horrible night, she rebelled the only way she knew how: by submitting to her wildest fantasies…

Tall, blonde, and athletic, Lacey Talbot was a golden girl with a bright future. She’s found success as a photographer, but no man has ever been able to satisfy her. No man but the bad boy she left behind…

Sherra Salinger has always looked like a princess out of some fairy tale. The books she writes, though, stem from the nightmare of that one night. And she shrinks from any man’s attention–especially the one stalking her…

They’re coming back to Madison–and it won’t be happy reunion. There are three men, all dangerous in a different way. And when each of them surrender their bodies to the heat, when they succumb to desire, they’ll find the safety they desperately need…

Excerpt (part five)

Yeah. She lacked heart. She lacked heat.

Passion…

Lacey, you’re a beautiful woman, you’re a lot of fun, and you’re a great photographer. But you’re cold. Yet another ghost–this coming from the guy she’d been dating off and on for two months, the guy who had just dumped her less than a week ago. The same day she’d been told she hadn’t gotten the job down in Brazil.

Scowling, Lacey drew her legs up to her chest and buried her face against her knees. That way, she wasn’t forced to look at Seth’s way too nice face, remember the last time she’d really felt heat.

You’re cold.

You lack heart.

Oddly enough, it was losing out on the assignment in Brazil that really stung. Luis had bruised her pride, but his leaving hadn’t really hurt–the guy had dumped her, gone on to bigger, better things–namely a photographer who could help his career in ways Lacey couldn’t. Or more, in ways Lacey didn’t want to.

She knew Luis hadn’t been all that interested in her, but he’d made her feel something, at least. But not enough. After two months of dating, she still hadn’t been interested in sleeping with him and she wasn’t going to have sex with a guy unless she really wanted him. She had no desire to fall into bed with a guy who didn’t make her want it.

She wasn’t to blame for that. It wasn’t like she was frigid or anything. She could give herself an orgasm just fine–usually while thinking about Seth. The lack of heat wasn’t something that could be blamed on anybody, not the guys. Not her.

But she was to blame for the abysmal failure in her career. She’d chosen photography because it was something she loved, had always loved it, and was good at. But in the past seven or eight years, the life that had always been in her pictures started to fade, then disappear altogether and she couldn’t get it back.

“Are you here?”

Seth’s voice, low and amused, tugged her out of her reverie and she chanced a quick glance at his face. “Yeah. I’m here. Just thinking.”

A wry grin tugged at his lips and he shook his head. “Considering how pissed off you look, I’m not sure I want to know what you’re thinking about.”

I’m not pissed–I’m depressed. But all she did was smirk and wondered what would he think if he knew she’d been thinking about getting him in front of a camera. That she’d been remembering a day that he’d probably forgotten. That she’d run away from her life because she was tired feeling like a failure.

Chances are, he’d laugh.

She narrowed her eyes thoughtfully, studying his face. Those grooves around his mouth, they’d deepen when he laughed. He hadn’t been much on laughing that she could recall during high school, but it wasn’t like they ever really hung out together. He hadn’t laughed that day either…not when she crashed into him after…

Visit Shiloh’s blog for the next excerpt, for more details and to enter the contest!

Disclaimer: Only one entry per household. Open to everybody, as long as the author is able to purchase/email you a gift certificate for one of the major online booksellers-Amazon, BN.com, Borders, Powell’s, etc. Winner’s name to be posted on Shiloh’s blog—author will ATTEMPT to notify the winner via email, but cannot be held accountable if her email bounces back- please make sure you enter the correct email and that you add Shiloh to your addy book to prevent problems. Void where prohibited. Please do not post to sweepstakes sites-the author reserves the right to end the contest at anytime, and likely will end it early if the contest ends up posted to sweepstakes sites.

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Bam has been reading romance novels since she was 9 years old. She especially enjoyed the Sweet Valley High series, particularly the romance-centric ones. Her first real romance novel was "Perfect Partners" by Jayne Ann Krentz. She's obsessed with old-school Harlequin Romance novels and reads four or five a week.

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69 Responses

  1. maered says:

    Another great excerpt! This book looks very good. Can’t wait for the release. And this contest is extremely awesome!

  2. Shelita says:

    OK, I can’t wait for that book to come out. It sounds so interested.

  3. Randi says:

    argh! I just want to read the book, already! Damn you, Shiloh. You’re such a tease.

  4. Jessie says:

    These excerpts are killing me lol

  5. Amy S. says:

    Excerpt was great!

  6. Fedora says:

    Ahh… I’m so curious to learn more about Lacey now, and the other heroines! Thanks for totally whetting our appetites!

  7. Tasha W. says:

    after…after what?!? Sigh…what a way to keep someone hanging on. 😛

  8. Sheila says:

    Thank you for the awesome contest and great excerpts. Need to read more of it. Off to order it now that you teased us.

  9. Heather Hann says:

    She sure does now how to keep you hanging and wanting the whole book right here and now.With just a couple paragraphs in her excerpt.Damn the woman knows how to write.lol

  10. Tabitha says:

    Love all these (teasing!) excerpts. Thanks!

  11. Halona Skaggs says:

    This has been a fun contest! I’ve enjoyed the long excerpt and will look forward to reading the book!

  12. Lisa F. says:

    I want more!!!!!!

  13. Cathy M says:

    Anyone else up to giving Luis a good smack?

  14. Donna S says:

    I really really want to finish it now. I wish it came out soon than next week.

  15. Caffey says:

    Oh my! I love this already!! I too keep wanting more and can’t wait!! Its gripping.

  16. Shell B says:

    My goodness gurl I can’t get enough of your books.

  17. cindy says:

    I’m with Tasha. After? After? Gosh. What a cliffhanger.

  18. Jenn says:

    Fantastic! I gotta get me some of this! :) What a fun idea and what great excerpts – can’t wait to read the whole thing.

  19. kh says:

    oh another hot one
    congrats shi great reivews
    such a hot cover

  20. L says:

    What next? I can’t wait to find out!!!

  21. Katy says:

    after… What?! Oh man, what a way to leave us hanging! Only one more week until I can read the rest!

  22. Margay says:

    Wow, there is just so much going on under the surface here. Another fascinating excerpt.
    Margay

  23. Dawn says:

    Looks like I’m chasing Margay from blog to blog. More please!

  24. Natascha says:

    Hey there, am SO looking forward to buying this book. Love Shiloh’s writing.

  25. Lea says:

    This book sounds awesome! I’ve so enjoyed reading the excerpts thus far! Thank you.

  26. K. Z. Snow says:

    Phrew! Now I know how part 4 gets to part 6. Intriguing internal as well as external dynamics going on with these characters.

  27. Diane V says:

    Loving these excerpts.

  28. Tammy says:

    OOOHHH, can’t wait, thanks!

  29. Marie says:

    Another really good excerpt!

  30. Claudia says:

    You’re such a tease. The excerpts are awesome!

  31. Judy Cox says:

    Boy this is getting better and better. Like I already knew it would. I would also love to this this man’s mouth for my self :)

  32. Larena Wirum says:

    that is one way to get us following after the excerpts. LOL. I keep wanting to read even when the excerpt is done. :-)

  33. lauren says:

    My comp is wiggen out (blast from the past phrase) I am enjoying these and it’s fortunate I had some time I wouldnt want to stop in the middle/

  34. Ericka says:

    I want to look pissed when I am depressed *pout*. Looking forward to reading it.

  35. after….? These commments are seriously slowing me down from reading what’s next *ugh*

  36. Lori T says:

    Another great excerpt. I am really looking forward to reading this!

  37. Earlene says:

    Now we really have to buy the book to find out all the
    juicy details of the whole story.

  38. Ashley V says:

    must get this book… lol

  39. Debby Creager says:

    I am really enjoying these excerpts.
    Debby
    cleo@hbeark.com

  40. Tamara Shurling says:

    I gotta have this book!

  41. Chris W says:

    Why all the teasers!!!! Just want the book :)

  42. berryblu says:

    Great excerpts! Now I want to read the whole book. 😀

  43. Keira says:

    I bet it won’t be a happy reunion!

  44. Amy T says:

    I wonder if Seth will put life back into her photos?

  45. Kimberly C. says:

    Okay, ya got me, I am definitely buying this book! I gotta read more!

  46. Maragaret Noble says:

    hmmm this is just getting better and better.

  47. DeSeRt RoSe says:

    Noooooooooo!! why stop here!! I need to read more please..
    WOW this was so exciting .. can’t wait to read the whole book!!!

  48. Judith Hulley says:

    Oh so good
    I loved it all, thank you.
    Gotta get it!

  49. SofyaDeb says:

    After.. AAAGH! Get in the car, get to the store, get this book!

  50. Karen Hart says:

    Crashed into him where, with what? AAAAHHHH!!!!

  51. Elaine R says:

    not when she crashed into him after…after what? Huh? Come on…

  52. Jeanette Juan says:

    I need more!!!

  53. Alix says:

    Sherra’s story has got to be the best, I swear, but Renee’s was amazing, Ugh, I’ve got to read it again to decide, YEAH!!!!!

  54. Val Pearson says:

    I love Seth and Lacey’s characters and the bond they have! I love this book and this scavenger hunt has made me put it at the top of my TBR list.

  55. Roberta Harwell says:

    Love this contest. I want more. Have a great day.

  56. Chris Roberts says:

    Can’t blame her for comparing others to Seth!

  57. Eva S says:

    So great excerpts, I’ll have to get the book!

  58. Vicki H says:

    Well, I am absolutely hooked and this is a must read now. Guess it’s time to go order it. Great book I am sure and will be a major hit!!!

  59. Marcy Arbitman says:

    I can’t wait for my copy to come. The excerpts are spectacular!

  60. Erin Nickas says:

    I love it. And it is now on my must have list. Shi never disappoints (as I think of my umptine million e-books by above and the paperbacks that line my bookshelf) and that says something excellent about her skill. Looks like I’ll have to make more room. Oh, darn.

  61. carolyn o says:

    I’ve liked most of the books I’ve read of her’s and I think this one is gonna be hot too.

  62. Patty jones says:

    I am reading this book next!!! I love ms. Walker’s books

  63. Robin in NC says:

    Cold, lacks heart…yeah right! Just get her back in bed with Seth & watch her sizzle then!

  64. Diane Sadler says:

    Bought the book and can’t wait to read it

  65. Ashley A says:

    I so can’t wait to read this book! Seth sounds so yummy!! I want to play with him!!
    Ashley A
    ash_app@hotmail.com

  66. Carol Thompson says:

    I think you have hooked most of us on this book.

    Hope the sales go great !

    Carol

  67. Audra Holtwick says:

    Great Book can’t wait to read the rest of the book.

  68. Michelle B says:

    The excerpts just keep getting better!

  69. Leah T. says:

    I want more! I need more! Can’t wait to get the book! Thanks for all the excerpts!