Love on the Beach Blog Hop

by Pepper on July 1, 2013

Love on the Beach Blog Hop GraphicTwo years ago this month, Pamela Tyner launched a great little e-book publishing company, Beachwalk Press. The company has continued to grow and thrive, and this month the Beachwalk authors (Beachwalk Babes) are honoring Beachwalk’s second anniversary with a blog hop and prizes. Guess what! You’re invited to the party!

Important Deets:  Not only will Beachwalk Press be giving away a fabulous Kindle Paperwhite, but each of the participating authors will have prizes of their own to give away. My prize is a $15 Amazon gift card. In order to be entered into my drawing — and the Beachwalk Press drawing — you must leave a comment below which includes your email address. Only comments left between July 1st and midnight on July 14th, 2013, will be included in the drawings, which will take place on July 16th. Winners will be contacted by email on that date. Keep reading to find the link to the complete listing of all the  Beachwalk authors who are playing along.

Pamela also asked each of us to write a little bit about why we came to Beachwalk, or why we stay. That’s an easy one! It’s great on the Beach!

I first became aware of Beachwalk Press in August of 2011, when they’d only been open for a couple of months. After an unpleasant experience with another e-publisher, I was looking for a home for Macy’s Awakening, my first IR novella. I really liked the looks of what Beachwalk had to offer. A writer friend had one of the first Beachwalk titles, and I asked her what she thought. She answered all my questions and summed up by saying, “Can’t say enough good about them!” That was all I needed to hear to submit my manuscript.

In the two years since then, I’ve never ceased to be impressed by Pamela’s professionalism, and the excellence of her editors and designers. The publication processes are streamlined and business-like, but at no time have I felt them to be impersonal. Pamela is always accessible, responsive and supportive. I’ve learned a lot from her and from the other Beachwalk Babes. I’ll always value my relationship with Beachwalk Press. And I’m thrilled to say I have another erotic IR novella — Amber’s Fantasy — coming from Beachwalk this November.

And now, here’s the official blurb and a sexy excerpt from that first novella, Macy’s Awakening, which turned out to be an Amazon and ARe bestseller. Please be aware that it contains adult content.  If you decide you’d like to read more, here’s the buy link from Beachwalk Press

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MacysAwakening_SmallCan Macy and Jerrod overcome the differences in their age and race to find lasting love?

Blurb:

On Macy Wilson’s first grown-up adventure to the big city, she inadvertently ends up in jail. Her father hires an old college friend, defense attorney Jerrod Preston, to get Macy out of trouble. Jerrod is more than willing to help out his buddy by representing the gorgeous young black woman, but finds he must first battle his intense attraction to her, especially when the judge puts Macy under his protective custody.

Still an innocent at the age of nineteen, Macy ignores the differences in their age and race and sees the opportunity to learn all about sex from the handsome older man. On her second night in his home, a naked midnight rendezvous at the hot tub proves too powerful for either to resist, and Macy is awakened to pleasure like nothing she could have imagined.

But the morning brings feelings of remorse on both their parts. Macy knows her father wouldn’t approve, and Jerrod is convinced Macy should be with someone closer to her own age. They settle into an uneasy platonic relationship, both secretly longing for the love that now seems just beyond their grasp.

Then an unforeseen circumstance raises the stakes, and Macy must make the toughest decision of her life. When she lays claim to the man she can’t forget, will Jerrod send her away, or dare to open his heart to love once more?

Excerpt:

At the unmistakable come-hither look on her face, Jerrod’s primal instincts kicked in big time. Self-preservation warred with the raw urge to grab Macy Wilson, lay her back on the blanket, and ravish her right here. The girl was staring at him with her big gray eyes slumberous and inviting, her lush lips parted, practically begging for his kiss. There was no misinterpreting it. She was coming on to him.

Damn it! This was his own fault. He’d struggled all day to keep his cock out of the mix. He’d hoped she hadn’t caught on to his inappropriate feelings for her, but apparently he hadn’t hidden those feelings as well as he thought.

“Macy—”

“Yes?” She leaned toward him. He felt the brush of her breath on his cheek.

“We can’t do this.” He made his voice very firm, the way he would have talked to Allie.

“Do what?” Now she was toying with him, wasn’t she? Making him say it out loud. He realized with a jolt that he wanted to; he wanted to say her name and the word “fuck” in the same sentence!

With his admission, his cock hardened. He glanced around them. More people were finding seats on the grass nearby, the members of the band were taking their places onstage. He only had to hold out for another minute or so and the music would start. Any suggestive conversation would then be out of the question.

“You know what I mean,” he said. “Your dad’s an old friend of mine.”

“So?” Big eyed innocence, slow, alluring drawl. “I’m an adult.”

He shook his head. It was sad, really. He’d built his reputation on his eloquence in the courtroom, but here tonight it seemed he’d already run out of arguments.

She leaned closer and whispered, “Is there some big rule that says you can’t have sex with a client?”

Holy shit! There it was. She was giving him an out, if he wanted to use it.

There weren’t any state statutes forbidding it, provided both parties were over eighteen and capable of giving consent, but she didn’t know that. He could lie and tell her there were laws against it. It might be enough to discourage her flirtations and allow them to keep things on a more professional basis.

He stared into her big, dark eyes.

He couldn’t lie to her. Hell, he didn’t want to.

He shook his head. “No big rule,” he whispered.

Her lips were right there, inches away, ripe and soft, and—God help him—he bent his head and took what she was offering.

Snaking his hand into the satin curls at the back of her neck, he brought her face up to his and brushed his mouth across her lips. Gently at first, barely touching her, feeling her excited breath mingle with his own.

On stage, the band led off with a classic piece of southern blues. A black female singer with a rich, strong voice began to wail about the treacherous heart of her lover. Feeling the plaintive tones of the song surging through him, he deepened the kiss, slipping his tongue between Macy’s yielding lips. She opened to him, and he thrust his tongue inside her warm, wet mouth. Several bold strokes and then he withdrew, his blood racing. He heard her whimper above the music. Lifting his head, he glanced around again. No one was paying the least bit of attention. Though the stage was well lit, this grassy area below lay in shadow.

He lowered his mouth again, pressing little nips along her jawline, drawing away once more, teasing her with his lips until she put an impatient hand on his thigh. He froze. He glanced down. In the dark, he could barely make out the lighter tones of her skin against the indigo of his jeans. As he began to thrust his tongue inside her warm mouth again, her fingers inched up his thigh and cupped his erection.

He couldn’t stop the groan that rose in his throat, but probably only Macy heard it. Her hand moved shyly over the sensitive bulge, pressing and molding it with her fingers. She squeezed him and put her little tongue into his mouth.

He could tell she hadn’t kissed many guys. The explorations of her fingers and tongue were awkward and experimental. At nineteen, she probably hadn’t been with a lot of men. He wasn’t complaining, only noticing. But then she reached out and grabbed his free hand and brought it to her breast.

He had a brief impression of soft round flesh, topped with a firm protrusion, before he pulled his hand away. He had to. Things were moving way too fast and this was a public place. But God, yes, he did want to hold those sweet breasts of hers in his hands. And more. It was the “and more” that really worried him.

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Whew! That is still one of my favorite stories! Thanks for reading, and be sure to leave a comment below to be included in the chance to win the $15 gift card and the Kindle Paperwhite. (All comments on this blog have to be approved, so there may be a delay of an hour or two before you see your comment posted.)

Now, as promised, here is the link back to Beachwalk Press, where you can “hop” to the other author blogs. Thanks again for stopping, and good luck winning a prize!

~ Pepper
“Let’s read something spicy!”

{ 66 comments… read them below or add one }

Lorie Glowania July 1, 2013 at 5:31 am

Love this giveaway with this awesome group of authors. TY for the chance

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Pepper July 1, 2013 at 4:20 pm

Well thanks, Lorie. Sounds like you’re having fun on the Beachwalk Blog Hop. Fingers crossed you win one of the great prizes. – Pepper

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Jessica Hale July 1, 2013 at 5:52 am

sounds interesting

jessicaoz(at)hotmail(dot)com

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Pepper July 1, 2013 at 4:18 pm

Thanks for you comment, Jessica. And thanks for hopping to the other Beachwalk blogs too. – Pepper

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Mel Bourn July 1, 2013 at 8:28 am

Thanks for the great excerpt. I haven’t read this book yet, but I am definitely going to!
Mel
bournmelissa at hotmail dot com

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Pepper July 1, 2013 at 4:17 pm

Hello Mel! Happy Beachwalk Blog Hop! Thanks for stopping and making a comment today. Good luck winning a prize! – Pepper

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LaTanya Lawson July 1, 2013 at 8:40 am

Whew!
Is right *fans myself*… I got to pick this one up, thanks for sharing…

caiidynsmommie(at)gmail(dot)com

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Pepper July 1, 2013 at 4:16 pm

Hi LaTanya: Glad you liked the sexy little excerpt. I hope you have fun hopping to the other blogs too. Good luck winning one of the prizes. – Pepper

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Angie July 1, 2013 at 8:43 am

This book sounds interesting.
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Pepper July 1, 2013 at 4:14 pm

Hey Angie. I’m glad you think so. Thanks so much for joining in Beachwalk’s Birthday hop! – Pepper

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Sarah C July 1, 2013 at 11:53 am

I am intrigued by this story.

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Pepper July 1, 2013 at 4:13 pm

Hello there Carroll family. Thanks for stopping by today. Hope you had fun reading all the posts. – Pepper

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Trix July 1, 2013 at 2:57 pm

Thanks so much for participating!

vitajex(at)aol(dot)com

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Pepper July 1, 2013 at 4:12 pm

And thank YOU for hopping. 🙂 – Pepper

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Jessica July 1, 2013 at 3:25 pm

Thanks for the awesome giveaway
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Pepper July 1, 2013 at 4:11 pm

Hi Jessica: Thanks for checking me out. Good luck winning something on the hop. – Pepper

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jennifer mathis July 1, 2013 at 3:56 pm

great excerpt
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Pepper July 1, 2013 at 4:10 pm

Hey Jennifer, glad you liked it. Thanks for stopping by. – Pepper

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Amanda Gehman July 1, 2013 at 4:49 pm

Wow, this book sounds like something I would REALLY enjoy! I am going to have to find you on Amazon and goodreads and read your books! Beachwalk has put out a lot of great ones this year. Hope you are having a great summer so far. Thanks for the great giveaway mertime@q.com

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Pepper July 2, 2013 at 11:26 am

Hi Amanda! Well, aren’t you sweet! I hope you’re having fun getting a peek at the other Beachwalk authors too. Good luck winning a prize! – Pepper

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Barrie July 1, 2013 at 7:01 pm

Pepper, thank you for an awesome giveaway! I hope that you continue to write for Beachwalk Press…they sound like an awesome publisher!

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Pepper July 2, 2013 at 11:27 am

Hi Barrie. Yep, Beachwalk is very awesome, as you’ll no doubt hear again and again on this blog hop. Thanks for stopping by today. – Pepper

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donnas July 1, 2013 at 9:02 pm

Thanks for sharing!

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Pepper July 2, 2013 at 11:28 am

Hey Donnas. Thanks for stopping today. Hope you’re having fun hopping from blog to blog. Fingers crossed you win one of the prizes. – Pepper

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Amanda H July 2, 2013 at 12:07 pm

thanks for an awesome giveaway! email herveya85 at gmail dot com

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Pepper July 2, 2013 at 9:04 pm

Hi Amanda: So nice of you to drop in today. Hope you had a good time hopping and reading. – Pepper

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Shannon July 2, 2013 at 12:39 pm

Thanks for the great excerpt, very steamy and sweet

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Pepper July 2, 2013 at 9:05 pm

Hey Shannon, I’m glad you enjoyed the excerpt. That’s only the beginning of what Macy and Jerrod are up to. Thanks for hopping and good luck winning a prize. – Pepper

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Juana Esparza July 3, 2013 at 2:29 pm

Thanks for being a part of this FUN blog hop. I’m having a blast finding new authors and books.

jmesparza821 at gmail dot com

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Pepper July 3, 2013 at 3:27 pm

Hey Jauna, I’m so glad you’re having fun hopping. Hope you are lucky enough to win one of the great prizes! – Pepper

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Melissa Keir July 4, 2013 at 7:32 am

I’m really enjoying hearing about Beachwalk. There is something to be said about a place like this!

Melissa
daringzoey@yahoo.com

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Pepper July 4, 2013 at 8:52 am

Melissa! Nice to her from you. Yep, Beachwalk is a wonderful publisher and the Beachwalk Babes are a great crew. So glad I found them. Hope all is well with you. Thanks for hopping. – Pepper

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Crystal Young July 4, 2013 at 9:17 am

Thanks for being part of this and for the giveaway. I love to discover new authors.
crystaley73 at yahoo dot com

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Pepper July 4, 2013 at 2:03 pm

And we authors love to discover new readers! Hope you have fun hopping and win a prize or two. – Pepper

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Kyla Patton July 4, 2013 at 11:13 am

Thanks so much for the giveaway! kamclauc AT gmail DOT com

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Pepper July 4, 2013 at 2:05 pm

Hi Kyla. Pretty name! Glad you stopped by today and best of luck winning one of the prizes. – Pepper

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bn100 July 4, 2013 at 9:18 pm

Nice blurb

bn100candg at hotmail dot com

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Pepper July 11, 2013 at 2:04 pm

Hey BN – Glad you liked the blurb. Thanks for hoppin’.

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Theresa Fischer July 5, 2013 at 11:36 am

Thanks for being a part of the amazing blog hop and offering some great prizes! theresafischer@bellsouth.net

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Pepper July 11, 2013 at 2:09 pm

Hi Theresa! So glad you stopped by and that you’re enjoying the Beachwalk Blog Hop. Good luck with those prizes! – Pepper

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Karen H in NC July 6, 2013 at 6:53 am

Really enjoying this hop. I’m meeting so many wonderful authors and discovering a lot of really good-sounding books. Thanks for the chance to win.

kareninnc at gmail dot com

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Pepper July 11, 2013 at 2:12 pm

Hi Karen: Glad you’re having fun hopping with Beachwalk Press. There really are some great authors here. Good luck winning a prize! – Pepper

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Froggy July 6, 2013 at 12:09 pm

Thanks for the awesome giveaway and excerpt!

Froggy
froggarita@gmail.com

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Pepper July 11, 2013 at 2:14 pm

Hey Froggy – Love your moniker. Thanks for stopping by the Beachwalk Press Blog Hop and for checking out my excerpt. – Pepper

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E. Jamie July 6, 2013 at 9:34 pm

LOVE the premise of this story and will definitely put it on my list!

nancy777ca@yahoo.ca

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Pepper July 11, 2013 at 2:18 pm

Hi Nancy – Thanks for stopping by on the Blog Hop and for your kind comments on my story premise. I was going for a modern day reprisal of the gothic romance novel, but many folks were disturbed by the age difference between my characters. You can’t please everyone. 🙂 ~ Pepper

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Helena Ferrell July 7, 2013 at 6:04 am

Thanks for the awesome blog hop! =) deathangyl@gmail.com

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Pepper July 11, 2013 at 2:19 pm

Hi Helena! Thanks for stopping by on the Beachwalk Press Birthday Blog Hop. Good luck winning one of the prizes! – Pepper

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laurie July 7, 2013 at 1:09 pm

Thanks for the awesome blog hop! =)

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Pepper July 11, 2013 at 2:21 pm

Hey Laurie – Hope you had fun doing the Beachwalk Blog Hop. Thanks for stopping by my site. – Pepper

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Katherina V. July 8, 2013 at 6:17 am

Awesome giveaway and blog hop!
pinklemonade793@gmail.com

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Pepper July 11, 2013 at 2:22 pm

Hi Katherina – Love that name! Glad you enjoyed the Beachwalk Press Blog Hop. Thanks for stopping by to read my excerpt. – Pepper

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Terry Galloway Trahan July 11, 2013 at 7:04 am

Love the Hop! I read the synopsis of your book, Macy’s Awakening, and it sounds amazing! Thank you so much for the giveaway!

cumquat342003@yahoo.com

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Pepper July 11, 2013 at 2:24 pm

Hey Terry: Thank you for stopping by my site today on the Beachwalk Press Blog Hop, and for your kind comments about Macy’s Awakening. Good luck winning one of the prizes! – Pepper

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JanD July 11, 2013 at 6:27 pm

Enjoyed the excerpt.
bituin76 at hotmail dot com

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Pepper July 11, 2013 at 8:54 pm

Hi Jan: Thanks so much for stopping in this evening. Hope you had a great time on the Beachwalk Press Blog Hop. Good luck winning a prize! – Pepper

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Cathy H July 13, 2013 at 7:11 am

Awesome Giveaway…thank you 🙂
chattycathy@tds.net

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Pepper July 13, 2013 at 10:44 am

Hi Cathy! Glad you got in on the hop before we end things tomorrow. Best of luck in the prize department! – Pepper

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Sue Sattler July 13, 2013 at 9:14 am

Wow! Thank goodness I’m heading out to go swimming, I need to cool off after that little tease. Holy hotness!

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Pepper July 13, 2013 at 10:46 am

Hi Sue: You made me laugh out loud this morning. Thanks for stopping by. Have fun on your swim and best of luck winning one of the awesome prizes. – Pepper

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Melissa Crisp July 13, 2013 at 10:04 pm

I’m lovin your blog. Thanks.. I cant write my own reply so I hope it woks this way
leighannecrisp @ yahoo dot com

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Pepper July 14, 2013 at 1:20 pm

Hi Melissa – Looks like you had a little trouble posting a comment. Sorry about that. Sometimes Wordpress is picky. Anyway, glad you found me and good luck winning a prize in the hop. – Pepper

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Sandypo July 13, 2013 at 11:20 am

So glad I found out about this blog hop before it was over. Love your excerpt!

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Pepper July 14, 2013 at 1:21 pm

Hey Sandy – I’m glad you found us too. Thanks for stopping in! – Pepper

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Tara Chevrestt July 14, 2013 at 1:35 pm

I’m loving all these book covers. tchevrestt(at)yahoo.com

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Pepper July 15, 2013 at 8:56 am

Tara: Great that you made it in under the wire yesterday. I’m about to do the random drawing for my winner. Lots of chances to win at other blog stops too. Thanks for stopping! – Pepper

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