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Teaser Tuesday & Giveaway: SMITTENED by Jamie Farrell

** Update – Congratulations to Jami B for winning a copy of the Snowy Days, Steamy Nights Anthology! Thanks to all for participating!

 

Are you all ready for another Teaser Tuesday and Giveaway? Today’s excerpt is from Smittened by Jamie Farrell. It is currently part of the Snowy Days, Steamy Nights anthology through March! Jamie is giving away a copy of the anthology to one lucky winner today!

About the Book

 

Title: Smittened 

Anthology: Snowy Days, Steamy Nights

Author: Jamie Farrell

Release Date: January 2, 2015

Category: Contemporary Romance

Book Summary:

Dahlia Mallard is determined save her ice cream shop by getting country music superstar Billy Brenton to attend her risqué flavor-tasting event. But the closest she can get to Billy is his drummer, the womanizing Mikey Diamond. The more she gets to know Mikey, the more she wants to save him from his bad boy ways. When he discovers she’s using him to get to Billy, will she still be able to have her ice cream and eat it too?

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Excerpt

Excerpt from Smittened

“Been thinking,” Mikey said. “You make pretty good ice cream, and I like to eat ice cream. You’re short on money, I’ve done pretty well for myself. What you need is a business partner.”

Dahlia cracked an egg so hard on the counter, it exploded yolky goo all over her hand.

“And maybe a keeper,” Mikey added.

That nastygram she sent him with her eyes could’ve exploded another egg all on its own. “I do not,” she said crisply, “need a partner, nor do I need a keeper.”

He eyed the egg splatter on the counter.

“And that one’s yours,” she said.

“C’mon, Dahlia,” he said.

Her shoulders bunched. “I don’t need to be rescued.” She grabbed a long string of paper towels and attacked the egg mess.

“Working on getting your money back from your ex?” he asked.

She didn’t answer. Instead, she swiped harder at the egg, chasing the mess across the counter.

“Ain’t such a bad idea, letting me help you out,” Mikey said. “Come next month, we’re off on tour. Most likely won’t even have to see me again. Won’t get up in your business, so long as you’re not giving handouts to the next guy what comes along—”

“No.”

“Though I ain’t saying you would. Then you can know where your pets’ next meals are coming from, and I can know you ain’t out there selling God-knows-what next—”

“I said no. And I meant no. Capital N, capital O. No-way-in-hell no.”

Mikey stared at her over his coffee. What was wrong with his idea? “Ain’t like I’m asking you to sleep with me to get it,” he said. “Just offering. Like friends.”

“Friends.” She shifted her shoulders toward him, her anger brewing hotter than the coffee and messier than that there egg. “Are wefriends?”

Mikey didn’t have much experience in real relationships with women, but even he could see this wasn’t going where it was supposed to go. “Sure, sweet pea. We’re friends.”

“Friends do not kiss and then go lock themselves in separate bedrooms.”

“They do if they want to stay friends.”

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About the Author

Jamie Farrell writes fun contemporary romances with quirky characters and lots of heart. She believes love and laughter are two of the most powerful forces in the universe, and she infuses both into all of her stories.

Her debut novel, Southern Fried Blues, was a finalist for the 2013 National Readers’ Choice Awards and the 2014 National Excellence in Romance Fiction Awards.

A native Midwesterner, Jamie has lived in the South the majority of her adult life. When she’s not writing, she and her military hero husband are busy raising three hilariously unpredictable children.

Connect with Jamie: Website / Facebook / Twitter / Newsletter / Fan Group

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Giveaway
Jamie is giving away one digital copy of Snowy Days, Steamy Nights to one winner! Just comment below and tell us about your favorite activity when it is cold and snowy outside. Giveaway will be open until Saturday, January 31, 2015. Winner will be notified by email and announced on the blog.
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  1. Robyn K

    Thank you for this chance! My favorite activity is staying inside with a cup of hot chocolate and reading a good book!

    1. Amy

      Thanks for stopping by, Robyn! I will agree with you on the hot chocolate and good book!

  2. Susan Simpson

    When I lived in NH, I had a wood fired cooking stove. I would make a beef stew or a pot of baked beans in it’s oven and then sit nearby reading a book. Nothing like wood heat to make the cold go away.

    1. Amy

      Hi Susan – my brother just took his fireplace out and put in a wood burning stove. I have yet to see it but he says he loves it.

  3. Tonya Bisbee Mask

    My favorite is to snuggle with hot chocolate and watch movies after playing in the snow! 🙂

    1. Amy

      Hi Tonya – yes to all of those except the snow. I prefer to stay inside and watch others play in the snow. 🙂

      1. Tonya Bisbee Mask

        Snow is so uncommon where I live in Texas that we use every flurry we get to go play in it lol! 🙂

  4. Quinn Fforde

    I love a snowball fight with the kids, hot chocolate, and then snuggling with books.

    1. Amy

      Hi Quinn – My husband usually is the one having a snowball fight with the kids while I take the pictures. I prefer the hot cocoa and snuggling with books.

  5. Jami B.

    My favorite activity for a snowy day is hanging out in fuzzy pj’s, drinking something warm, while watching the snow fall outside my windows and checking out all of my family & friend’s pictures of their kids & animals enjoying the snow on fb, all while my book is not far away from my lap & something is playing on the dvr.

    1. Amy

      Hi Jami – all wonderful things I could easily get on board with during the snowy cold weather. 🙂

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