Sunday, May 19, 2013

Wet and WIld Blog Hop

Are you ready to get wet and wild here at CEWTNK?  You bet you are!!  A big thank you to Sky Warren for putting this on!!  I love her hops and I am excited to be able to present you with something yummy to get your tastebuds rearing.  Presenting Eve Langlais' newest yummy:  The Lion and the Falcon.
Given the choice between dealing with a psycho killer, a meddling mother and an all too sexy falcon, this poor doctor does what any sane lion would do—he takes a nice, long nap. 
     Avian Soaring Security has transferred Clarice to the Furry United Coalition so she can help track some escaped psycho patients. As if that weren’t bad enough, they partnered her with the very pampered Dr. Manners. Everything about the attractive feline annoys her, except for his flaming hot kisses. But is passion enough to keep a usually sparring species together? 
     Nolan’s pedigree isn’t the only thing preventing him from falling for his sexy partner. She’s bossy, violent, rude and oh so intriguing to this curious cat, but his meddlesome mother will never allow him to get involved with a bird. But before he can decide if love is worth bucking pride tradition, he needs to stay out of the clutches of a demented ex-patient. 
Book order for the Furry United Coalition Series (also known as FUC).
Book One - Bunny And The Bear
Book Two - Swan And The Bear
Book Three - Croc And The Fox
Book Four - Lion And The Falcon 
*For complete reader enjoyment, it is recommended you read the books in order. 
Excerpt (Mature Audience Only - May induce laughter): 
     Nolan woke to a throbbing in his head, which didn’t improve when the bed he snoozed upon suddenly swerved and he rolled into a tight space. His face smashed against smooth leather. 
      What the hell? 
      Struggling to roll back, he rested his bound hands on his stomach and blinked through blond lashes at the roof of his car. How did I get here? Last thing he remembered, a sack of bricks dropped on him a moment before he smelled tiger. But it sure wasn’t a tigress who currently drove his car or whose scent lingered all over him. 
      Nope that belonged to the woman with the straight black hair, the one who perturbed him, and whom if scent could be believed, groped his poor, defenseless body. Just what happened while he lay unconscious? And why did his head hurt so much? Only one way to find out. “This might be a stupid question, but why are you driving my car?” 
      “Awake finally, Sylvester? About time. Nap often on the pavement?” 
      “Only when attacked.” 
      “By women.” Clarice sounded amused. “You know, for a lion, you’re not all that impressive.” 
      “Says the woman who has yet to see me without my pants.” 
      She coughed. “And intends to keep it that way. And what does penis size have to do with letting a woman get the drop on you?” 
      “You would have preferred I beat the woman up?” 
      “No. But you didn’t even know she or her friend were there. If I hadn’t come along, you’d have woken up tied to a bed somewhere as some kind of sex slave.” 
      “Yeah. I wish they’d stop doing that.” 
      The car swerved for a moment when Clarice swiveled her head to shoot him a shocked look. “You mean it’s happened before?” 
      “More often that I’d like to admit.” 
      Through the rear view mirror, he could see her gnawing her lower lip as she struggled not to ask. Turned out they had more in common than originally imagined because just like a cat, she lost the battle to curiosity. “I probably don’t want to ask this, but why?” 
      “Could it not wait until you’ve unbound my hands and let me out of the back seat? This isn’t the most comfortable place.” The backseats of Audi A4’s were built for purses and really small people, not six foot plus male lions. “Which reminds me, why am I tied up?” 
      “I wasn’t sure what kind of mood to expect when you woke up. I took precautions. I prefer to keep my head on my shoulders, thank you very much.” 
      “I thought you didn’t fear me?” 
      “Yeah, well, even the gentlest of kittens has claws and I like my hair this length.” 
      “I prefer to confine my scratching to the bedroom and be the cause, not the source.” 
      “Too much info. And I guess given you’re back to flirting that answers my question of ‘are you alright?’ ” 
      “Actually, other than a bit of a headache, I feel pretty good. I needed a siesta.” 
      “You’re now making me wish I’d left you on the ground.” 
      “I’m sorry, did I forget to say thank you for rescuing me and putting me to bed? Or should you thank me because if I weren’t here then that would mean you’re stealing my car instead of chauffeuring me in it while I napped?” 
      Clarice snorted. “Only you, Sylvester, would call a concussion a nap.” 
      “My name is Nolan, chicken hawk.” 
      “I’m a falcon.” 
      “Oops. Did I mention I’m also bad with names?” He tossed her a benign smile when she scowled. Two could play at her game. “So where are we going?” 
      “Crime scene.” 
      “Ah yes. Poor Agnes.” His enjoyment at her discomfiture evaporated at the reminder.
      “You knew her?” 
      “Yes. A lovely woman. I’m going to miss her. But I have to ask, why are we going together? Didn’t you have a motorcycle? Don’t tell me you left it behind.” 
      “Not exactly. I seem to have temporarily misplaced it.” 
      Laughter barked forth from at her expense. “You went to the Hungry Heifer didn’t you?” 
      “How does everyone know that?” 
      “Because they’re notorious for looking like a biker joint.” 
      “Maybe because it has motorcycles parked across the front.” 
      “Ah, but those are gang member bikes. And you are not a member.” 
      “So I learned.” 
      “Don’t worry. I’ll get the bike back.” 
      “And exactly how will you do that, doc? I can’t exactly picture you facing a motorcycle gang down?” 
      “I have my sources,” he replied enigmatically. “Now, do you mind stopping for a moment and untying my hands.” 
      “Stop? I’m kind of in a hurry and we’re almost there.” 
      The wicked bird. She meant to have him show up at the crime scene with his hands tied. Unacceptable. Nolan would never live it down, especially if Mason lurked. Damned bear had a way of always managing to pop up during a man’s most embarrassing moments, then never letting anyone forget it. He also tended to take pictures. 
      Eyeing the knot, Nolan decided it would take too much effort to gnaw, so with a shrug, he flexed and pulled, tearing the silken tie, trying not to think of how much the darned thing cost. Hands free, he sat up and lounged in the back, the picture of insouciance, an expression he suspected drove his avian chauffeur crazy judging by the scowl she shot him through the rear view mirror. 
      “Much better,” he said. “Next time you tie me up, though, you should really try something a little tougher, say like handcuffs or nylon rope. I’ve got some if you need to borrow them.” 
      “There won’t be a next time.” 
      “You say that now, but wait until you see the four posters on my bed.” 
      “Let’s get one thing straight, cat. I will never see the inside of your bedroom. You and I will never have sex. Flirting with me is a waste of precious oxygen.” 
      “So you keep intimating, but our friendship is still young. I may grow on you.” 
      “Like fungus? Doubtful. There’s creams for that.” 
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erin said...

thanks for the fun post and giveaway! I'd have to say a mermaid and a werewolf :)

Sophia Rose said...

Hmmm, I'm a big fan of dragons, but I'd like to see what happens in a centaur story too.

Thanks for the giveaway opportunity.

Yvette said...

I am not sure what pair I would like to see but maybe mortal enemies who are destined mates.

Tracey Steinbach said...

Great excerpt! I love the banter! There are an infinite number of pairing choices, narrowing it down to one is difficult. How bout a bear and a pixie?

Anne said...

There's no combination that I've thought of that I haven't read about.

Jocelyn Dex said...

A dragon and a skunk shifter. haha

susanmp said...

I like when enemies find out they are mates, doesn't matter species. I love to read about how they resolve their issues.

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Rhonda D said...

I love when a wolf and cat shifter get together. Eve Langlais rocks. All her books have me laughing. I can't wait to read this one. Thanks for sharing!

nightowl03148808 said...

vampire and witch. thanks for the giveaway.

Carol said...

I remember reading a free short about a were-moose and it really tickled my fancy. Hard to come up with a pairing though (it was a regular person in the short). Maybe a psychic.
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Emily said...

Hmm...what would be interesting...or at least about a mermaid and a vampire. Haha

heather said...

Opposites or enemies have always been a fave of mine; werewolf and vampire, wolf and tiger, bear and mountain lion. Thanks for the giveaway!

Ashley Rogers said...

hmmm... I would pick a fairy and a vampire. Thank you for this awesome giveaway!!

Ashley Rogers

Starla Young said...

I love the sounds of this one. Thank you for the giveaway chance and I am going to add this to my list of authors I want to read.

vadeluna07 said...

I'd like to see a tiger and a werewolf. :)

laurie said...

thanks for the fun post and giveaway! I'd have to say a pika and a werewolf :)

Kelsey Summer said...

I'd like to see a lion and a lynx (two different kinds of cats).


Joanne said...

How about a dragon and a panther. Thanks for the giveaway.


Jbst said...

What about a snake and a dolphin or porpoise?

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Linda said...

Love this series & Love the excerpt! =)
I´d love to see a Polar bear & tiger *rawr*
Thanks for the giveaway & Happy Monday!

Em said...

Grizzly and jaguar

Meghan said...

I think a Ghost and a Vampire would be interesting. You mean to pair up romantically, right?
Thanks for the giveaway!
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My favorite steamy book would have to be "Dark Lover." Wrath is so sexy and I love the immediate chemistry between him and Beth. Another contender would be the 'Fifty Shades' series. Christian Grey is delectable as well as 'Beautiful Bastard' by Christina Lauren. This book is just oozing sex but somehow maintains a strong emotional connection between characters as well as a solid storyline.
Thanks for the giveaway!
I can't wait to be wet and wild this summer!
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Jillyn said...

Vampires and fairies would be pretty cool to read about.

Thanks for the chance to win!

Cassie Hoffman said...

Thanks for the giveaway!


Nay Nay said...

I just finished The Lion and the Falcon and once again Eve has penned a great book with lots of snarky dialogue and hot smexy romance. I'm commenting for the grand prize only. Thanks for being part of the hop and for the chance to win. <^_^>
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Victoria Zumbrum said...

I would love to see a wolf and a hawk. Thanks for the giveaway.

Debby said...

Great excerpt! I liked it a lot.
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Cassie Polla said...

A werewolf and a vampire

VampedChik said...

I always like reading about different kinds of weres hooking up.

mcv said...

I loved Thea Harrison's book Dragon Bound. A dragon mated with a unicorn in that story.

lisagkendall said...

I would like to read about a bear and a fox. Thanks for being part of the host. lisagk(at)yahoo

DANIELA said...

Maybe a Tiger and a Dove. That should be interesting.

Beckey said...

There is so many combination that I have read in the paranormal realm.
Maybe a mermaid (or merman) and a fairy


Marlene Breakfield said...

a dragon and a unicorn

BLHmistress said...

A valkerie and ghost now that would be interesting.

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Angela Love said...

Immortal enemies would be fun... Fighting attraction and Love knowing they are supposed to hate each other...

Pam said...

Hmmm...I don't know what paranormal pairing I'd like to see. How about a vampire and a dragon.


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Natasha D said...

A gargoyle and a vampire.
Thanks for the chance to win!
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Michelle Bledsoe said...

Eve is amazing.
I think I'd like to see a dragon shifter and a vamp together.

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Mary Preston said...

Dragons & Angels would be wild!!

Sassy Chassy said...

I love all the pairings! There's not one that I wouldn't like to read about! sassychassy333 at gmail dot com

Filia Oktarina said...

Pair dragon and Jaguar..... i am scared to imagine. LOL!

Rachel dosSantos said...

Sounds interesting I'll have to check these books out.

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Mer said...

Opposites can attract! I think a vampire and a bat could also be amusing.

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Sebella Blue said...

I am a huge demon fan, so in a perfect world my ultimate couple would be a demon and an angel.


Juli said...

I would say a wiccan and a demon. the irony is amazing :)

Book Attict said...

Seelie fae & a dragon shifter.

Thanks for the amazing giveaway!
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Niina C said...

I think I'd love to see a Lynx and a Tiger. I've always loved Lynxs (is it spelled like that?!). :_)

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celina k said... about a rabbit and a fox!

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Jamie Canosa said...

Thanks for the giveaway!
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books4me said...

How about the pairing of an eagle and a ferret?

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Heather said...

A panther and a wolf.

hhkaufman78 said...

fairy & vampire

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Jeanette Platt said...

A wolf and a fox... I think that would be a great pair up.

desitheblonde said...

i liek were the one and vamp to meet and join the toghter for each other love live

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Kamla L. said...

Loved that excerpt! Nolan and Clarice sound like a fun pair. I think a water sprite and dragon would make for an interesting pairing. Thanks for being part of this hop!


divavixenqueen said...

A panther and a Bengal tiger.

Sherry said...

A werewolf and a dragon.
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Justin Melter said...

jmelter at gmail dot com TY and GL all!

MistyRios said...

maybe some sea monsters? :P

Gabby said...

Those are some interesting couple combinations! Let's see how about a raven and wolf?

That might be a neat possibility!

Thanks for the cool contest!

Andra Lyn said...

Thanks for sharing the giveaway! Such awesome prizes! a wonderful start to the summer!

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jessiel said...

I'm not sure what I'd like to see paired up. I don't normally read alot of this genre, but after reading that excerpt I feel that I'm missing out & I'm going to have to remedy that. Thank you for being part of this fun hop & your giveaway!

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Shadow said...

I love it when a wolf and big cat get together. Theres usually fireworks. I dont usually she this combo to often. Thank you for the awesome hop and giveaway! Its tons of fun!

Juana said...

A vampire and a witch.

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