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Thursday, January 21, 2010

Win Dare to Surrender by Lilli Feisty


Dare to Surrender
by Lilli Feisty

HE MEETS HIS MATCH. SHE MEETS HER MASTER. Art gallery curator Joy Montgomery has never liked her body's generous curves. And she's always been too shy to explore her wild side. But tonight, everything is going to change . . . Desperate to save her job, Joy approaches bad-boy artist Ash Hunter and asks him to exhibit his erotic work at her gallery. Ash agrees on one condition: Joy must pose as his model. But business soon turns to pleasure, as Joy experiences a passion beyond her wildest imaginings and Ash finds more than just inspiration in his voluptuous new muse.

Check out the author's website at LillianFeisty.com


Five Fun Facts

1) In Dare to Surrender, my heroine drives a 1979 Diesel Mercedes exactly like the one I drive. I've had two diesel Mercedes, one of which I accidentally filled up with regular gasoline. Turns out diesel cars don't run on gasoline. Who knew? I also drove away from a gas station with the fuel nozzle still inserted in the tank. I didn't notice I had the nozzle sticking out of my car until I glanced in my side mirror to make a left hand turn. I have a long, exciting history with this specific type of vehicle so I had to write one into this story.

2) Joy has a secret habit of belly dancing in the privacy of her own home. When I was writing Dare to Surrender, I played instructional belly dancing videos in the background during most of the time I spent writing. I admit once in awhile I'd get up and dance. When no one was watching, of course.

3) My inspiration for my hero, Ash Hunter, was based on Joe Anderson, who played Henry Austen in the movie Becoming Jane.

4) I've never written a story without at least one sexy scene involving food. Dare to Surrender was no exception. I never knew French fries could be so hot. Pun intended.

5) Dare to Surrender takes place in the San Francisco Bay Area. Nearly every location is based on an actual place I know intimately. Any reader who wants to know more about my barely disguised locals, feel free to email me at lilli@lillianfeisty.com.


Giveaway

I have five copies of this book to giveaway courtesy of Hachette Books. For your first entry (MUST DO THIS ONE FOR ANY OTHER ENTRIES TO COUNT) just tell me if you have ever done anything embarrassing while driving your car (like Lilli did in the fun facts above) and leave your email address. (I once hit a parked car because I was watching a guy cross the road in front of me - talk about embarrassing!)

For additional entries you can sign up to follow (old followers let me know), Twitter or post it on your blog. Each entry must have it's own comment. (Four entries total.)

This giveaway if for U.S./Canada only - no PO boxes and will end Feb 11th! Good luck!

54 comments:

Kara said...

I've done so many embarrassing things but unfortunately none while driving my car. I guess maybe this one would work...I mean I was embarrassed.

I was driving home from work in a great hurry...came up behind a car in the left turn lane...the turn signal had the left arrow but she was just sitting there...I kept beeping the horn until I suddenly realized she couldn't turn left because the lane was full of cars and she would have been stuck out in the intersection.

Kara said...

I follow you in Google Reader!!!

Cheryl McInnis said...

I loved Lilli's book Bound To Please, it would be awesome to win this one!

Embarrasing moment....when I first got my driver's license, my dad let me take his car to work. That night when I was leaving work, I couldn't get the car to move so I went back into work and asked my manager if he could tell what was wrong with the car. When we got to the car, he told me to start it up again and he'd have a look. After a few minutes under the hood, he came around to my window and looked in, then said " You know you have to shift from Park to Drive in order for the car to move... right?
It was a long time before I lived that awful moment down, LOL!

I'm a follower~

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fredamans said...

I don't drive. Sorry no funny story.

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fredamans said...

Old follower.

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fredamans said...

tweet; http://twitter.com/fredalicious/status/8034537978

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Jane said...

I don't drive either, but I have seen people trying to park and end up with one wheel up on the curb.

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Jane said...

I'm an old follower.

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Sweet Vernal Zephyr said...

I had just gotten back from shopping with my sister and we were showing off our new 6inch stilleto boots when someone glanced out the window and said,"Is that your car rolling down the driveway?"
I had "parked" my standard shift '89 Camaro in NEUTRAL on a hill! I ran outside but couldn't fit my newly shod feet in to get to the clutch or brake! Thank goodness the car stopped at the road!

mdwartistry at yahoo dot com

Sweet Vernal Zephyr said...

I'm an old follower

mdwartistry at yahoo dot com

Dar said...

Just popping by to say this is entered at Win a Book for you. No need to enter me.

elaing8 said...

I don't drive now. But when I was a teenager and had a learners permit I forgot to put the car in park at the gas station and when I tried to start it up it wouldn't start.Me and a friend couldn't figure out why,so this guy can over looked in the car,laughed and put it in park and said try again..he laughed all the way back to his car.
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elaing8 said...

I'm already a follower
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elaing8 said...

tweeted http://twitter.com/elaing8/status/8045534857

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scottsgal said...

Aside from cruising by my crushes house after I got my license at 16 and his mom waving at us from the window I can't think of anything
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scottsgal said...

already a follower
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justpeachy36 said...

justpeachy36@yahoo.com

Please enter me in the giveaway.

I once narrowly missed a ladder with a santa claus on it flying down the road on the interstate, because I was looking for cd's in the floorboard LOL..

justpeachy36 said...

justpeachy36@yahoo.com

I am an old follower.

justpeachy36 said...

justpeachy36@yahoo.com

I tweeted here:

http://twitter.com/justpeachy36/status/8050211370

Jake Lsewhere said...

If I've ever done anything really embarrassing while driving I've surely repressed the memories. The only thing I can think of was the one time I fell asleep while driving, and that's more embarrassing in hindsight than it was in the moment.

Thanks for hosting this giveaway.
jake.lsewhere[at]gmail.com

Jake Lsewhere said...

I'm already a follower via Google Friend Connect.

Thanks for hosting this giveaway.
jake.lsewhere[at]gmail.com

Jake Lsewhere said...

I've also tweeted about this giveaway here http://twitter.com/JakeLsewhere/status/8062144764

Thanks for hosting this giveaway.
jake.lsewhere[at]gmail.com

Benita said...

I was looking in my bag for something while I was driving. Someone's car horn brought me back to reality. I had drifted into his lane.

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Benita said...

Follower via GFC.

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Virginia C said...

I had a very embarrassing car moment pulling into the parking lot at work one day. I was running late, drinking my coffee and eating breakfast while I was driving. Just as I pulled into the parking space, my very attractive male coworker walked by and waved. I waved back, spilling hot coffee right into the lap of my white pants. This startled me, and I rear-ended the car parked in front of me. His car! He was kind, my face was red, red, red! Since I had to go home and change clothes, I was also late for work. My face was even redder later at work when I found out that several people had seen the whole thing through the office window.

gcwhiskas at aol dot com

Virginia C said...

Already a follower and subscriber.

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enyl said...

During my first lesson driving a manual, I stopped at a red light at the top of a hill on a one lane road with parking on either side of the lane. I had never practistarting on a hill, every time I attempted to drive off the car rolled backward. Eventually, the police were called to force the other drivers to evacuate the street so that I could roll back to level ground.
enyl(at)inbox(dot)com

enyl said...

Google nFriend Connect follower.
enyl(at)inbox(dot)com

Katrina said...

I have done nothing truely embarrasing while driving a car....although one day when I was the passenger and my husband was driving I was painting my toenails and the big rig next to me blew his horn and smiled at me :)

ykatrina at hotmail dot com

Simply Stacie said...

I see a lot of people picking their nose while driving! What I have done embarrassing...try to eat and drive and make a big mess of myself! I'm a klutz!!

simplystacieblog at gmail dot com

Simply Stacie said...

I follow.

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Beth (BBRB) said...

I once had a cop pull up next to me at a red light while I was licking melted popsicle juice off my forearm. So embarrassing!

BethsBookReviewBlog AT gmail DOT com

Beth (BBRB) said...

I'm a follower.

BethsBookReviewBlog AT gmail DOT com

Lee P said...

I've done a lot of stupid car things. One that comes to mind is when I was having car problems and my husband was under the hood and he asked me to start it up. I stepped on the gas and almost pinned him against the fence. It was an accident..seriously...I didn't really mean it...

chinook92 at gmail dot com

Lee P said...

I follow Books And Needlepoint via Google Friends.

chinook92 at gmail dot com

Lee P said...

Tweet:

http://twitter.com/chinook92/status/8184849116

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Sue A. said...

I once speed up upon seeing a police car-I don't know what I was thinking at the time-I got stopped, but was only given a warning.

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Sue A. said...

I'm a follower

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Jaime said...

I once drove down a one way the wrong way !
copperllama at yahoo dot com

Jaime said...

old follower
copperllama at yahoo dot com

Lacey said...

The most embarrassing thing i've done in the car is once when i was dancing to a song this guy looked over and thought I was dancing for him and blew me a kiss. ugh

Lacey914 at sbcglobal dot net

Lacey said...

I am a follower on google friends

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Lacey said...

http://twitter.com/HtxAstrosFan/status/8394178916

tweet

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Sean said...

i was eating a sub driving with my knees and almost got into a head on collision
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melydia said...

I was waiting to make a right turn and tapped the guy in front of me because he didn't go when I was expecting him to. No damage, but I was torn between embarrassment and irritation - he had plenty of room to turn! :)

melydia@hotmail.com

Emma said...

Just tell me if you have ever done anything embarrassing while driving your car.No.Please enter me in the giveaway.augustlily06(at)aim(dot)com.Thank you.

etirv said...

Unfortunately, don't drive!

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etirv said...

Already follow!

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Wanda said...

I once rear-ended a tow truck while driving through the coffee shop drive through. Very embarrassing!
I would love to be entered in your draw. Thanks.
wandanamgreb(at)gmail(dot)com

Wanda said...

I am a follower of your blog

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Bethie said...

My most embarassing moment... I was in a dance recital and when I kicked, my shoe went flying into the audience.

lizzi0915 at aol dot com

ossmcalc said...

I guess that I am basically pretty dull. The most embarassing thing that I have done while driving is practice singing or saying my parts in a play that I was rehearsing for. I had so many people ask me why I was talking so much to myself in the car.

Thank you,

Christine
womackcm@sbcglobal.net

ossmcalc said...

I am one of the "old" followers of your blog.

Thank you,

Christine
womackcm@sbcglobal.net

ossmcalc said...

I tweeted about this giveaway http://twitter.com/ossmcalc/status/8996469749

Thank you,

Christine
womackcm@sbcglobal.net

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