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Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Lit Connect Tour Stop: Chance of Rain by Amber Lin

Whew, I almost had a heart attack with this post, none of the images wanted to load and I didn't know why! Thankfully I got it done in time. I hope you all enjoy the exclusive excerpt and pick up a copy of Chance of Rain by Amber Lin. There's also an awesome giveaway with two prizes at the end of the post (Pie anyone?). Big thanks to Tanya who is always fun and awesome to work with.

Meet Author Amber Lin:

Amber Lin writes sexy romance with damaged hearts and redemptive love. Her novel Giving It Up received The Romance Reviews Top Pick, a Night Owl Review Top Pick, and was called “truly extraordinary” by RT Book Reviews. The sequel, Selling Out, follows a prostitute and a cop as modern day forbidden lovers.

"Amber’s work cuts deeper than that of anybody else I can think of — her prose is beautiful, the dark emotions are darker, the sex is sexier." - Ruthie Knox, USA Today bestselling author of Along Came Trouble
Amber married her high school sweetheart, birthed a kid who’s smarter than she is, and spends her nights writing down her dirty thoughts. In other words, life is good. Stop by and say hello!

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Thank you so much for having me today at Adria’s Romance Reviews! Chance of Rain is a very sexy contemporary romance set in a fictional small town in Texas hill country. I’ve got here an exclusive excerpt with our resident diner owner, Natalie, and the Navy SEAL Sawyer who’s only in town long enough to sell his family’s farm.
Here Sawyer wants inside…inside her bedroom, inside her body. But inside her heart? No, he won’t be in town long enough for that. He knows that, and so does she…

- Amber Lin

“Have a good night,” she murmured, even as her body strained for him.

“Natalie,” he repeated. “Invite me in.”

“You’re already inside,” she said, but she knew that wasn’t what he meant. He meant inside her bedroom, inside her body. Inside her heart again, which still remembered the bruises from all those years ago.

“Let me in,” he said, and time rewound to a decade earlier when she’d asked for the same thing. Different circumstances but ultimately the same. And been soundly turned away.

“How long would you stay?”

Surprise flickered in his eyes.

She pressed on. “Will you show up at the diner tomorrow and we’ll tell everyone you’re my boyfriend now?”

A brief pause. “No.”

“No,” she repeated, her voice tinged with bitterness. “So I’m good enough to cop a feel in the dark but not for anyone to know. Well, sorry. Not interested.”

“It wasn’t like that. You said you understood.”

Had she? “I knew you were unhappy here. I just didn’t know why. I wish you would’ve opened up to me.”

As she spoke the words, she realized it had been too much to ask of a frustrated, angry teenage-boy-turned-man. She ducked her head, confused and dismayed.

He wasn’t so easily deterred. He reached out as if to take her hand, instead trailing curled fingers up the side of her hand. She didn’t even know that was a sensitive place, but his whispered caress lit a hundred nerve endings from her pinky to her wrist, like a shooting star streaking across the blank, dark expanse.

“Can I stay the night?”

Genre: Contemporary Romance
Tone: Playful, Emotional
Heat Level: Very, very sexy
Elements/Tags: Small town/country/farm, Navy SEAL/miltary, second chance romance, cabin romance
Publisher: Carina Press
Publishing Date: November 4
Series: N/A
Format: Digital
Words: 48K

The only things Natalie Bouchard wants to change are the weekly specials in her Gram’s diner. So when her high school sweetheart strolls back into Dearling, Texas, she allows herself to indulge in a little flirtation, but that’s as far as it goes.

Navy SEAL Sawyer Nolan has returned to sell his father’s land and get the hell out, no matter how enticing he still finds Natalie. Until a storm rolls over the Texas hills, stranding them together at the farm…and the memories of their steamy past lead to a reunion filled with hot days and long nights.
Soon Natalie’s so far under Sawyer’s skin he can’t imagine being without her. But he has a lot of history in Dearling he’d like to leave behind, and Natalie is practically married to this town. If Sawyer wants to be more than just another person who leaves Natalie, he’ll have to give his hometown—and himself—one more chance.

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  1. From the blurb and the excerpt, it sounds as if Chance of Rain has a great deal to recommend it. A reunion of sweethearts, a damaged hero and a hotness that puts the cherry on top.

  2. Thank you so much for the post and giveaway! Chance of Rain sounds great and I love the cherry pie from the GT Pie Factory, so fingers crossed to win. :-)


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