Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Sizzling Books of Summer Giveaway Hop

The Sizzling Books of Summer Giveaway Hop is for the books we've read this summer that have made you sizzle. Whether it be a steamy historical or a light sweet contemporary or an erotic romance, just post about your favorite sizzling read this summer. Grab some sun tan lotion, sun glasses, bathing suit and a yummy drink, this hop is sure to be a hot one!

For my stop on the Hop, I'm featuring several books I've read this summer, which were both hot and great reads. I'm also featuring my favorite summer drinks, one with alcohol and one without. Please be sure to leave a comment below regarding a hot book you've read this summer or your favorite summer drink and enter the Rafflecopter form below to enter the giveaway.

Hot Books I've Read This Summer and Loved!

                                Codename: Autumn by Aubrey Ross 
Undercover Embassy, Book One 

In a future where women have few choices, Autumn fears she'll never again know the pleasure of a man's touch. Then General Ra'jen Noirte rescues her from a whipping gone wrong. The sexy alien captivates her, re-awaking dormant desires. On the surface he radiates deadly aggression, but Autumn has glimpsed his tormented soul. Though he commands the occupation army, she suspects they have similar goals.

Ra'jen returns from combat to find a woman bound, abused and abandoned. His healing touch soon turns to hunger as she stirs beneath his hands. With milk-white skin and flame-red hair, Autumn tempts him to abandon his responsibilities and indulge long-neglected needs. Every kiss, every caress distracts from his mission, and the fate of Earth depends on his success. More than love is on the line as they form an uneasy alliance and fight their mutual enemies.

Codename: Winter
Undercover Embassy, Book Two

After the Gathosians invade Earth and enslave its surviving population, Winter is forced to work in an alien-run refinery. When Ulrick Brant rescues her from an even worse fate, she has a new choice—become an “ambassador”, a sex slave to the invaders. Quickly recruited as a spy for the Resistance, Winter has her first task—seduce Ulrick, the Gathosians’ enforcer on Earth, to learn the location of Earth’s potential savior.

Ulrick hates the Gathosians, who force him to enslave world after world against his will. He doesn’t mind helping the Resistance, but he won’t be used. Before Winter realizes he’s discovered her deception, he has her naked and in restraints. Even through his anger, he can’t fight the electric attraction between them. But if he agrees to aid the Resistance, it will be on his terms.

Winter is dazzled by the pleasure they share but the Resistance won’t wait forever. Danger is closing in, and Ulrick must choose his final role—ruthless invader or freedom fighter.


Winning Heart by Laura Browning

Can love beat a lust for revenge? 

Nelson Anderson is one of the richest men in America, but his life has become a quagmire of bitterness and the need for revenge. Wynter O’Reilly is a gutsy girl determined to make her life better--and she just may be the tool Nelson needs. All she needs is a little polish.

To his surprise, a girl from the wrong side of the tracks helps heal emotional scars that all the money in the world can’t fix. But just when Nelson realizes that, his own plot for revenge may cost him not only Wynter’s love but her very life.

Warning: contains explicit sex, language and violence.

Bittersweet by Laura Browning

Can love survive a night he can’t remember but one she'll never forget?

Anna Barlow is giving herself a fresh start, leaving everything about her old life behind. With a new name, a new career and a new look, everything about her has changed since the night her daughter Becca was conceived. Anna finds out just how different she looks when an emergency farm call brings her face to face with her baby’s father...and he has no idea who she is.

Chris Stevenson is on hiatus from the world of competitive show-jumping. He’s returned to the family farm to get his life back in order. Nothing’s been right for the past year... not since the night that has remained a blank in his memory. When he meets the area’s newest veterinarian, Chris feels two things—instant lust and that he’s met her somewhere before. 

As they struggle to reconcile the night he can’t remember, both Chris and Anna must learn to trust each other and the idea of what family really means.


Out of Her League by Ava Archer Payne

Captain James Lancaster, formerly one of London’s most notorious rakes, returns to England a broken man after a brutal tour in the Crimea. He is wounded in body and spirit, his badly injured leg leaving him unable to walk without crutches.

Nurse Katherine Riley has spent her entire life caring for others, but lately she finds herself longing for more. On a whim she indulges in a secret cache of provocative lingerie—just a little something to make her feel beautiful beneath her drab gowns, even if no one else can see it.

When James glimpses the erotic beauty hidden beneath Kate’s prim and proper fa├žade, he introduces her to a sensual array of forbidden delights. Healing takes on an entirely new meaning. As Kate nurses James to a full recovery, their liaison opens her eyes to an enticing new world. How will she ever return to the staid life she once knew?

Attn Readers:  This book contains erotic content.


Favorite Summer Cocktails 

Midori Sunrise (Courtesy of Drink Swap)

1 Part Midori Melon Liqour
1 Part Orange Juice
1 Splash Grenadine Syrup

1 Cocktail Glass
1 Straw
1 Maraschino Cherry


Mix one part of midori (or equivalent melon liqueur) with one part orange juice. Add a splash of grenadine syrup.  Mix and pour over ice in cocktail glass, add 1 straw and 1 cherry  and serve.

Raspberry Lemonade(Courtesy of Food Network)

2 Cups Blackberries
2 Cups Simple Syrup (recipe below)
2 Cups Fresh Squeezed Lemon Juice
2 Cups Water
1 Pitcher
Lemon Slices for Decor


Mix 2 cups blackberries with 2 cups simple syrup in pitcher.  Add 2 cups lemon juice and 2 cups water.  Place ice in glasses to serve, pour lemonade over ice and place lemon slice on side of glass.  Serve.

Simple Syrup
To make 2 cups simple syrup, bring 1 1/2cups each sugar and water to a boil, stirring until dissolved. Let cool.


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  1. I would highly recommend BORN WICKED by Jessica Spotswood.

  2. I read Wicked Nights by Gena Showalter

  3. Kissin' Tell, One Night Rodeo by Lorelei James.

  4. ~Master of the Mountain By, Cherise Sinclair
    Very sizzling!!

  5. One Fiery Night -Em Petrova
    thanks Carin mawmom at gmail dot com

  6. I just finished Stygian's Honor by Lora Leigh. I highly recommend it.
    Thanks for being part of the hop and for the chance to win!

  7. Thanks for the drink recipes, look yummy! I'm reading The Siren, wow, if that is in the genre you like to read, it's very good!

  8. Some hot summer reads: DIVERSION by Eden Winters, the AD-DICK-TION Vol. 2 anthology, and DECEPTIVE ATTRACTION by Tara Lain. (The first two are m/m, the third is m/m/f menage.)


  9. I just read and finished the Kate Daniels series by Ilona Andrews :)

  10. My fave summer read was the whole Immortalis series by Katie Salidas


  11. A hot read i just finished is Hammer It Home by Jayne Rylon.

  12. 50 Shades of Gray.

  13. I re-read the KGI series before I read the newest one. I loved Echoes at Dawn by, Maya Banks!!! Great series!! Great contest! Thank you so much for the chance to win!

    carol.byles at yahoo dot com

  14. Hi
    I read the second and third books of Fallen series by Anne Marsh: His Dark Bond and Savage Bond

  15. I just finished reading Breathless by Anne Stuart!
    Mel Brock

  16. Definitely Eternal Beast by Laura Wright. It's part of a sexy paranormal series. I love it!


  17. About Last Night by Julie James and the Downside Ghosts series by Stacia Kane. Thanks for doing this giveaway!

  18. Giving It Up by Amber Lin. Thx for giveaway.

    blinkysthebest at aol dot com

  19. Hottest book I've read this summer is Inhale by Kendall Grey. If you love a sexy rock star that needs a strong woman to pull him out of the downward spiral he seems to be in, then this book is soooo for you. :)


  20. I'm reading ,A Lady Awakened, by Cecilia Grant . Sounds like a good read. DP

  21. I loved reading Lover Reborn! It was better than I expected! I highly recommend it!
    Thanks for the contest

  22. I loved Charlaine Harris' Sookie Stackhouse series. Dead to the World was especially hot!

  23. Breathless by Anne Stuart
    magic5905 at embarqmail dot com

  24. BDB Series by, JR WARD!!! Great contest! Thanks!

  25. I just read Immortal Rider by Larissa Ione!

  26. LOVED…The Locker Room by Amy Lane
    Thanks for the great hop and all the chances to win great prizes!

  27. Outlander by Diana Gabaldon.
    thanks a lot for the giveaway!

  28. I just finished A Promise Kept by Stormy Glenn. Wonderful book! I am now reading the second in the series. Thank you for the amazing contest!

  29. If I Were You by Lisa Renee Jones

  30. Misplaced Princess & Misplaced Cowboy by Mari Carr & Lexxie Couper


  31. I would recommend Bareback by Chris Owen if you are a m/m reader! Thanks for the chance to win :) raynman1979 at yahoo dot com

  32. Thanks for the chance!

    I read Stygian's Honor by Lora Leigh and loved it.


  33. I would recommend the Downside Ghosts series by Stacia Kane. Thanks for the giveaway!

  34. I loved Tangle of Need by Nalini Singh.

    Caity_mack@yahoo dot com

  35. I loved Nobody's Angel by Kallypso Masters. I just finished it last night.

    kesummer69 at gmail dot com

  36. Brawn by Laurann Dohner.

  37. Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire! So good!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  38. I read and loved the Connaghers' triliogy by Joely Sue Burkheart. Each book focuses on a sibling and their BDSM lifestyles.
    manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com

  39. Tangle of Need by Nalini Singh