Love’s A Beach Blog Hop-and a Glimpse of Provoked

Hi all!  Welcome to the very exciting Love’s a Beach Blog Hop.  I’m in the midst of copy edits for Provoked, which is Kane’s story that will be released on November 1st.  For a short time, it looks like the book is at a hugely discounted price…and since I’m never in the loop about these things, I truly don’t know how long my publisher will keep it there.  So, how about a quick glimpse at a scene in Provoked?  And I’m giving away a signed copy of my back list to a commenter on my blog here, as well as a copy on the main page of the blog hop.  Here’s the excerpt:

Kane peered down at her. “Amber?”


“If you’re going to attack with whatever’s in your right hand, could you hurry it up? We need to get going.”

She started, her gaze slashing up to him. “How did you know?”

He shrugged. “What kind of a knife do you have?”

Her cheeks pinkened, and she drew her hand forward. “I have a pen.”

A blue ballpoint pen. He blinked twice, his gaze on the harmless tool.

Maybe it was the ridiculousness of the pen. Maybe it was the woman’s courage in planning to use it on him. Or maybe it was the sheepish half-smile she gave.

Either way, his heart rolled over.

Warmth flushed through him, so hot, so fast, his ears rang. His mind blanked. For the first time in centuries, his brain shut off. The woman was crazy. Stepping in, he grasped her chin, tilting her head back.

Her eyes widened, and then her gaze lowered to his lips. A soft sound of surprise emerged with her breath.

He dove in, allowing the animal within to awaken. For the first time in three centuries, there was no thought. All instinct ruled as his mouth took hers…no finesse, no calculation, just pure, raw need. He shoved her against the truck, his other hand clutching her hip as he went deeper.

Honeysuckle exploded along his taste buds as his tongue swept inside her mouth. Not gentle, not persuasive, just taking. Claiming.

And it wasn’t enough. Not even close to enough.

Pressing into her, body to body, heat to heat, something clicked. Beyond his brain, beyond his body…somewhere deeper.

Finally, he found home.

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60 thoughts on “Love’s A Beach Blog Hop-and a Glimpse of Provoked”

  1. Yadira A. says:

    I’m just glad summer is almost over… too hot for my taste:) Good luck with your copy edits for Provoked, Rebecca! Looks and sounds good so far:)

  2. Deborah Allen says:

    I hate to rush time but I can’t wait for Provoked, I sent you a tweet and I write reviews of your wonderful books on Amazon and Goodreads, under my pen name Edwina I love books.

  3. Julianne says:

    Provoked looks awesome. I can’t wait to read it. I missed Consumed, so I don’t want to miss this one. I loved Claimed. I can’t believe that summer is almost over. We’ve had record breaking heat where I live. The heat lasted way tooo long. I don’t have to many plans for the fall. Mainly just planning on attending a conference in October.
    luvfuzzzeeefaces at yahoo dot com

  4. Emiliana25 says:

    Actually we had a pretty wet summer, but it looks up!

    emiliana25 at web dot de

  5. lori meehan says:

    I had a pretty good summer. It was very hot to hot to read outside which is one of my favorite summer pastimes. As for fall I’m hoping to take my vacation. I can’t wait to read Provoked. I’m so glad Kane will finally his mate and hopefully some time out of the lab.

  6. Elizabeth H. says:

    Awesome excerpt!! I love all the brothers!! And I just preordered Provoked!

    ehaney578 at AOL dot com

  7. slinkydennis says:

    Summer was very busy. I lost my mother-in-law, and had a son in baseball and a daughter in basketball. I was gone every weekend, sometimes two tournaments in one weekend. Fall is all about football. I am so glad the kids started back to school. I am so going to enjoy the peace and quiet in my house!

  8. slinkydennis says:

    sorry forgot my email address oh and I loved the excerpt!

  9. Vanessa says:

    Yay! Can’t wait to hear what Kane’s been doing for 6 years…. besides probable torture!

  10. Kelsey S. says:

    Thanks for the giveaway. I love summer and don’t ever want it end. Of course, I spent most of it working and when I wasn’t working I was keeping the kids from fighting. I’m not looking forward to the sports starting up in the fall (too busy).

    kesummer69 at gmail dot com

  11. Had a fun, busy summer. Waiting for Fall, which is my favorite season, but even more so this year because my debut novel is being release October 8—yay!! Loved your excerpt! Thanks for the giveaway!

  12. Melody Larkins-Wing says:

    Hello Rebecca, I just “found’ your books this summer. So that being said…I purchsaed them all. Smoked that credit card right up, and pre-paid for Provoked with out blinking. I am 42 and on disablity from the Sheriffs Office. I once was very active and now not so much. Love Love your books. Love reading but with my disability I listen to books alot too…are any of your books in MP3 ect..formats? And if so where can I puchase them. Well until the next “BIG'” one hits..Im off to chase the grandson…he is such a joy.

    Many Thanks,

  13. Lynn Rush says:

    WHEW. Loved that excerpt. SWEET. Just pre-ordered Provoked. Can’t wait to read it!! 🙂 I’m glad summer is coming to an end because that means we can finally go outside again and use our patios, etc. It’s been so hot here in the desert lately it’s painful to be outside. 🙂

  14. Rosanna Leo says:

    That’s a great excerpt. Good luck with the book- sounds terrific!

  15. Michele says:

    I cannot wait for PROVOKED!!!! Summer went by super fast but was enjoyable, especially since we got to read Katie and Jordan’s story 🙂 Now I need to rush us into fall to get to Kane and Amber’s story, lol.

  16. Can’t wait for this book…Love the excerpt. Summer has been busy..Would have loved to travel some but probably won’t happen this year.

  17. Emily says:

    So excited, can’t wait to read this story.

  18. Carin W says:

    mmmmm very nice excerpt! Can’t wait for it to come out I am marking my calendar. My summer has been spent on bed rest with two broken feet (I am the biggest klutz on the planet) thanks Carin
    mawmom at gmail dot com

  19. Virginia says:

    Hi! I had a good summer. It’s been kind of hot but hopefully cooling down. I have a head cold so it’s been a little miserable with the heat. It was wonderful meeting you at RWA this past July. That was a highlight this summer. Love reading your books! Looking forward to Provoked. Fall is coming and hopefully milder weather. 🙂

  20. Stephanie says:

    Oooo! I just love it when the ‘animal’ steps in! It’s one of the best reason for summer to end! I can’t wait! I can’t wait! I can’t wait!!

  21. Alianne says:

    Great excerpt! Thanks for sharing =D

  22. belgre1 says:

    Rebecca, I don’t know your work but the excerpt from provoked was “smokin”! Nice to meet ya. I’ll look for your books in the future.


  23. Chelsea B. says:

    Thank you for sharing a peek at your new book! It sounds awesome!
    We went to New Orleans this Summer– haven’t been in forever and had a BLAST! Even though it was hot as sin…

  24. SheriV says:

    Provoked sounds amazing!!!

    smurfettev AT gmail DOT com

  25. Susan W. says:

    Summer has been too hot here to do anything but stay in the house and read if you didn’t have to go to work. That’s my idea of a good summer! Love the excerpt for Provoked!

  26. I love The Dark Protector series and have re read all the books. I really cant wait for Provoked to come out on Nov 1st. I have it on pre order at amazon.

  27. Anne Clark says:

    Actually our summer here in the deep south has not been as hot as it usually is. We had a really wet June so my flower garden is gorgeous(my water bill thanks the rain). I have ready all your books except Consumed which is on my Nook ready to be read. Must go pre-order Provoked. I do love summer because of the bright sunny days. Winter is do blah and gray for me.
    clarkac64 AT yahoo DOT com

  28. I love summer and am sad it is coming to an end. I love spending the time outdoors and with my boys. We do more in the summer than during the school year.
    bournmelissa @ hotmail . com

  29. susan platt says:

    I am waiting very impatiently for fall because of 2 reasons, cooler temperatures and this book!! I love this series….
    susanmplatt AT hotmail DOT com

  30. Stephanie says:

    This excerpt was such a tease! Would love to read one of your books.

    smwr324 (at) yahoo (dot) com

  31. Steph99 says:

    This excerpt was such a tease! I would love to read one of your books.

  32. chitsuen says:

    So glad summer is coming to a close. I can’t take much more of the heat. I’m convinced people really do melt. And I love this series so much. Can’t wait to read Provoked!

  33. arswthrt says:

    The excerpt was great, can’t wait til November for Provoked to come out.. It will be nice to have a great book to read when it FINALLY cools down : )
    Best wishes

  34. danitaminnis says:

    really hot scene – sounds like a great read!

  35. Great excerpt! I been wanting to read this series for awhile, i need to push them up higher on my list asap. Good Luck with the edits.


  36. Mary McCoy says:

    That excerpt is the kind of heat I can handle, not like the crazy hot weather we had most of the summer! I can’t wait for the leaves to fall and Provoked to be released.

    emmasmom AT wi DOT rr DOT com

  37. Tamsyn says:

    Just getting into summer here and its sweltering hot! Hopes fall comes soon. Thanks for the snippet. Sounds like a great read. Thanks you for sharing.

  38. thank you for the chance at such a great giveaway. i didn’t do anything this summer as we are going to my brother’s wedding in September so we are saving for that.
    love the cover and the book sounds wonderful. i can hardly wait to see what happens with these 2.

    tammy ramey

  39. Geena says:

    I love this series!!! I can’t wait to read Provoked! I preordered it on amazon yesterday 🙂

  40. Angie Adair says:

    Have loved my summer. I am sad to see it coming to an end. But I have more time to read in the looking forward to that! Thanks for the blog hop!

  41. Love your cover! Blog hop is not only great for getting new readers to my blog, but I’m also meeting fellow authors and adding them to my TBR pile.

  42. Rae M. says:

    Was it Summer? Boy was it ever! I’m not a big fan of heat. And unfortunately where I live it tends to be humid too. I will admit it hasn’t been as bad as it has been in the past. But our Summer whether did start back in May instead of waiting for July and August.

    As for Fall, my plans as always are to revel in the weather!


  43. meingee says:

    I had a nice but HOT summer. Just sent my oldest off to college and took a week off to take my youngest to the city museums.


  44. Lisa J says:

    It went by way too fast, but it was a good summer. We had one of the hottest summers on record here in Minnesota. Next week starts our state fair and then summer is over. I’m not happy with how fast time seems to go by.

  45. Monica says:

    I haven’t read any of your work yet. Fun excerpt!
    mcv111 at hotmail dot com

  46. Lona Stringer says:

    Loved the excerpt. I live in WI, so our summer is fast. Its been great so far. Thx for giveaway and I look forward to starting this series.

    blinkysthebest at aol dot com

  47. Jessica B says:

    I love your writing and can’t wait for Provoked. I had a great summer so far. I traveled somewhere I hadn’t been before and had an awesome time. Yes it is summer in Illinois. I don’t have many plans for the fall. I plan on taking the GRE again and eventually going on for my Masters degree but at the moment it’s working 2 jobs 7 days a week. Thanks for being a part of the hop. I hope that you have a great weekend!
    jessangil at gmail dot com

  48. Ann Q says:

    In Australia it is still winter. I cannot wait for summer, so that we can go to the beach. Mind you, the beach in winter is a different experience- shows how wild the elements can be ,fascinating. Have read your book Fated, loved it, and cannot wait to read more of your works

  49. Cheryl Lynne says:

    I’m having a great summer! i love the warm weather so I hope it stays for a while.. Provoked sounds like a great read, it’s on my TBR list! cheryllynne(at)rocketmail(dot)com

  50. Summer’s too hot for me, I wilt 🙂 Good luck with your books!

  51. BookAttict says:

    Provoked sounds like a fantastic read!
    I live in Florida, so it’s going to be Summer here until were get our couple of weeks of Winter in December…..
    Thanks for the amazing giveaway!
    elizabeth @ bookattict . com

  52. wanda flanagan says:

    Summer is the busy season where I work so thats all Ive done all summer butI love my job working at a doggie daycare .My free moments at home as always have been spent reading lol .Im looking forward to winter though lots more reading time .

  53. tanna4abak says:

    Loved the tease excerpt. Putting this on my wishlist.
    Working all summer with a day off here and there.
    Reading outside is one of my favorite pastimes, but this summer is just too hot for that, so I’m reading on the couch under the air conditioner and imagining I’m at the beach.

    Thanks for being part of the hop and for the chance to win.


  54. Julie Newberry says:

    We are still on our summer holidays here in the UK, but to be honest, it’s not been the best, the weather is rubbish, but it has led to alot of nights sat cuddled up by the fire,x x

  55. Tina B says:

    Wow! I love those aggressive men! Fabulous excerpt! We went swimming and did activities with the kids this summer. I have plans to go to New Orleans in October so I am REALLY excited!!! Thank you for the wonderful giveaway and sharing the excerpt. 🙂
    trb0917 at

  56. Kally Phillips says:

    I can’t wait for this book!!!! I loved Jordan and Katie’s story…November seems SO far away. 🙂

  57. Kimberly Wise says:

    I soooo love your books!

  58. Bessamy says:

    Summer can stay as long as it likes! This is my first year with a boat and I am loving it! I hope it is warm till mid Oct. I also hope it is another mild winter because I have to drive further to work and hate driving in bad weather. Thanks for the chance! =)

  59. Eva Luna says:

    OMG! i can’t wait to read the book~ 🙂

  60. great blog thanks for the chance to win