Friday, December 9, 2011

Holiday Blog Hop! Book Giveaway!!!

The link at the bottom of this post is the main starting point for the blog hop book giveaway. All the books being given as prizes are listed there. I'm giving away an ebook copy of "Grin and Barrett". One commenter on this post will win the ebook. The blog hop is today through the 11th. Good luck!

"Grin and Barrett"
Remmie Grin is a self-sufficient dentist who has her life right where she wants it. That is, until handsome, flirty Dr. Victor Barrett moves in next door. He constantly bugs her about selling her practice to him—but she's not budging. How can she convince him to leave her alone when all she really wants him to do is kiss her again?


Chapter One

Grabbing the sides of the wooden stepladder, Remmie Grin squinted against the bright sunlight. The sign she’d hung in her front window tilted, just a little. Rats. She’d have to climb back up there to straighten it. Did the New Patients Welcome sound too pathetic? Did that sound as desperate as she felt? She’d like to kick the new dentist who was moving in right next door. Hard.

How obnoxious could he be? With all the empty buildings in town, why did Dr. What’s-his-name have to come breathing down her neck? It made her want to spit. She wrinkled her nose. She’d worked her fanny off building her practice. Now she’d have to compete with the new guy. She wanted to claw at his ugly face.

This new dentist wouldn’t know what hit him. When she was through with him, he’d be nothing more than a pile of dirt on the sidewalk. And as for the man’s lawyers, she’d like to take a hunk out of their hide, too. Did they really think that calling her every single day would change her mind about selling her practice to them? Since they’d never revealed the name of the dentist, she’d have to come up with a name on her own. Hmmm. Gargoyle? Tarantula? Nah. Those names were too pretty for someone as repugnant as him. The creep.

“Looks good.”

A deep velvety voice shot tingles down her spine. She turned and stared. A Greek god with ice blue eyes and salt and pepper hair stared back. Oh my. Would he object if she reached up and tousled that perfect hair? Her gaze traveled down to his massive shoulders. The fabric of his sports shirt straining over hard muscles. He must be a stranger in town because she’d never laid eyes on anyone as pretty as him.

“Thanks.” Her breathing became shallow.

“So, you’re taking new patients?”

“Yep.” She crossed her arms. “Why, are you looking for a dentist?” What she wouldn’t give to have him in her dental chair right now. His luscious lips close enough for her to lean down and….

“Not really.”

“Oh.” Drat. She had such dreamy plans for him.

“Just admiring the scenery.”

He turned away from her and headed down the block.

No! She didn’t want him to leave. “Wait, the scenery?” She frowned. It took four seconds for it to sink in that he’d meant her. Yikes. And he’d just walked away? How was that fair? It wasn’t as if she got compliments from handsome men every day of the week. Not even the occasional Tuesday.

She blew out a frustrated breath as she picked up the lightweight stepladder, lugging it back inside her office. She leaned it against her front counter and snapped her hand back. She looked at her palm. A splinter, of course. Picking at the tiny wound only irritated her skin more. Hmmm. Too bad the handsome stranger from the sidewalk hadn’t stayed. She’d gladly let him get out her splinter. Which would involve him holding her hand. Kissing her neck, her face, and her lips. She sighed. But he hadn’t. So, she needed to put on her fuchsia big girl panties and get to work.

The town she lived in was small, so maybe she’d run into him again some time. At the very least, her postal carrier, June, knew everything about everyone. Maybe she would have a clue who the stranger was. If Remmie knew June, she’d have the stranger’s coffee preference, shoe size, and contents of his glove compartment in no time.

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JenA said...

Hey Ruth! You blog is very cute. Good luck with the Hop!

-Jen A

Ruth J. Hartman said...

Thanks Jen :)

Jenny Twist said...

Hi Ruth
I really like this blog. Good story.

Ruth J. Hartman said...

Thanks Jenny :)

Jennifer Johnson said...

Hi Ruth, I've read this book and loved it! So, don't put me in the drawing. Just wanted to say 'Hi' *waves* and to wish you a Merry Christmas.

Ruth J. Hartman said...

Thanks Jennifer! Merry Christmas :)

Sophia Rose said...

I just saw your posting about the hop on the GR Clean Romances FB page. Thanks for the share! I read through your books excerpt and synopsis. It sounds good. Bet I know who the nice looking stranger is? (-;

Thanks for the giveaway opportunity.

Ruth J. Hartman said...

Thank you Sophia :)

tammy ramey said...

i love the cover and the excerpt was wonderful. i can't wait to read the rest of the book. thank you for the chance at such a great giveaway and i hope you have a Happy Holiday Season.

flchen1 said...

Very cool, Ruth! Thanks for sharing, and hope you're having a lovely weekend!

f dot chen at comcast dot net

Ruth J. Hartman said...

Thanks, Tammy!

Ruth J. Hartman said...

Flchen, thanks!!

Criss said...

Hi Ruth! You have a very pretty site and that was a lovely excerpt, thank you. Happy Holidays! rshereifa at yahoo dot com

Ruth J. Hartman said...

Thanks Criss!

Andrea said...

Merry Christmas!
Thanks for the giveaway.


Ruth J. Hartman said...

You, too, Andrea :)

Eva's Flowers said...

Thanks for the excerpt, sounds like a story I'd love to read! Having lots of fun with the Hop, thanks for being a part of it. Happy Holidays to you! :)


Ruth J. Hartman said...

Thank you, Eva!

Ruth J. Hartman said...

And the winner is: Tammy! Congratulations! And thank you so much to everyone else who commented. I appreciate it :)

Kaye Manro said...

Hi Ruth! I really like your blog and this blog hop is so much fun! I'm in it too.

Pommawolf Emeraldwolfeyes said...

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Thank you for being a part of the Holiday Blog Hop...*S* Love your blog!