Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Book Spotlight and GIVEAWAY - Bad Boy Blake by Lorraine Nelson

I have the lovely Lorraine Nelson back on my blog today with her latest release, Bad Boy Blake. Now, I don't know about you, but I do love myself a bad boy, so this is going on my must read list!


Blake Bennett is the town bad boy turned Sheriff, elected to keep the peace. When Blake first meets Gina, she's butting heads with the Mayor…over the type of dancing she teaches—pole dancing.

Gina West is a professional dancer, who retired from the stage, and moves to Westonville, NB, to start her own dance studio. But Gina is not who she claims to be, and when strange things start happening…vengeful threats and vandalism…Blake begins digging for the truth. In his role as protector, he begins to fall for Gina, but will her lies and subterfuge destroy any chance for them to be together?


She stood to follow him to the door, but found herself hauled up against his muscular chest as he treated her to another scorching kiss.
“Woman, you’re driving me crazy.”
Pushing away from him she asked, “Me? What did I do?”
“Now that I know what’s hidden under that robe, my hands are itching to peel it off you again.”
“What’s stopping you?” she said as she swiftly untied the sash, shrugged the robe off her shoulders and let it drop to the floor.
Just as fast was his reaction as he picked her straight up in the air and set her down on the counter. He chuckled in response to her shriek as the smooth, icy marble met her bare backside and she arched backward, supporting her weight on her hands. Quick to take advantage, he swooped in to devour her breasts with his hands and mouth.
Her legs wrapped around him of their own volition, urging him closer, closer…and then his cell phone rang.
He ceased ministering to her body and allowed his head to rest in the valley of her newly sensitized orbs. She ran her fingers through his hair, a touch on the long side for a man in his profession, her actions serving to hold him against her.
“I have to go,” he mumbled against her skin.
“I know.”
“We’ll finish this later,” he said, promise inherent in his words.
He lifted his head and covered her mouth with his, their tongues mating, creating their own magic as they thrust and parried, suckled and withdrew. His hands cupped her buttocks as he lifted her and set her on her feet.
“This is the first time in my years as Sheriff that I allowed anything or anybody to come between me and my job. What kind of spell have you cast over me?” he teased.
“Not a strong enough one, apparently.” Then seeing his confusion, she added, “You’re only human, Blake. The job isn’t the sum total of who you are as a man.”
“Maybe not, but I’ve measured myself by it for a long time.”
“Then maybe you were due for a change.” She smoothed his hair back into place with her hands.
“You could be right. We’ll discuss this later. Right now, I have to see how Rob is and if forensics found anything downstairs, then I’ll have them come up here.” His eyes traveled the length of her body as he spoke. “Better get some clothes on or I won’t be the only one who knows your secret.”
“What secret?”
“That you are indeed a true redhead.”


Lorraine Nelson is a multi-published author who lives in rural New Brunswick, on the east coast of Canada. Always a bookworm, she’s read many novels of romance and mystery over the years, finally deciding to put her pen to work at writing one.

“To write romance and romantic suspense is my dream come true, although my mom says I was born with an avid imagination and pencil in hand, crafting stories from an early age. Now my children have grown and have lives of their own, I have time to indulge my passion for writing.”

Lorraine lives alone with an independent yet affectionate tomcat, enjoys spending time with her three sons and five grandchildren, with a sixth due in December. When not at the computer, you can find her spending time with family, gardening, baking and, of course, reading.

She loves to hear from readers. You can keep up with Lorraine’s releases by visiting her Website -

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Lorraine’s books are listed on her website. You’ll find blurbs, excerpts, reviews, and purchase links there.
Or, if you’re a kindle owner, you can check out her author page on Amazon:
What do you like about bad boys? One lucky commenter will receive a free download of Bad Boy Blake. Winner to be drawn November 15th.

Available at Evernight PublishingAll Romance eBooksBookstrand Amazon, and wherever ebooks are sold.
To celebrate my first year in publication, I’ll be giving away 3 ebook copies of Bad Boy Blake. Just leave a comment to get your name in the draw. I’d be interested to know which, if any, of my books you’ve read and what your thoughts are on them. If I’m a new to you author, let me know that as well. 9 stops, 9 chances to win! Winners will be announced November 10th.
Blog Tour Schedule for Bad Boy Blake:
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Lorraine Nelson
Lia Davis
Cr Moss
Tara Chevrestt
Kacey Hammell
W Lynn Chantale
Leslie Stockton
London Saint James
Doris O’Connor


  1. You're a new author to me, but as Doris said, I love myself a Bad Boy ;)

    And that was a great excerpt!

  2. Hot little snippit :) definitely one to add to my to read list.

    1. Glad you enjoyed it, Ella! :)

  3. He he - I love her secret. Very nice excerpt. :)

    1. Thanks, Bebe! I thought it was a nice touch. :)

  4. Doris, thank you for hosting me today. The post looks great! :)

  5. Nice excerpt, Lorraine. Congratulations.

  6. The excerpt was very interesting. I hope to check out the book.

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    1. Thank you, Starla! I hope you do, too! :)

  7. Ilove the excerpt! and cant wait to read this series!

    1. Thank you, Miriam! Glad it's caught your interest. :)

  8. Great excerpt, certainly makes you want to read more.

    1. Thank you, Ann! That's the idea! :)

  9. wonderful're a new author to me and this looks like a must read! Thanks for sharing!

    1. Thank you for dropping in, pc! :)

  10. I can't wait to read this book. I loved Zakia and the Cowboy. I will definitely be checking out more of your work.

    1. Thank you, Rhonda! So glad you enjoyed Zakia's story. I appreciate the interest in my work. :)

  11. What a fantastic excerpt. I can not wait to read this book, which sounds awesome. Thank you for sharing.

  12. I forgot a crucial question to answer. I am new to your works of art, I call being an author an artist. Authors bring such beautiful words and stories together to create a beautiful work of art. I am looking forward to reading your books. Again, thank you do very much.

    1. Thank you for your kind words, Denise! Writing a believable story is definitely a creative endeavor. :)

  13. The winners of a free download of Bad Boy Blake are:
    Elyzabeth M Valey, Miriam Whitewolf, and Ann Q.
    Congratulations! Thank you to all who participated and helped me celebrate my new release.