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Promo Spotlight and Giveaway: His Wicked Dream by Adrienne deWolfe

Friday, January 31, 2014

Scroll down to read an exclusive excerpt from Adrienne deWolfe's His Wicked Dream, book 2 of the Velvet Lies series. Find the book and the author info and a giveaway in this post. To be entered in the giveaway, you must comment.

Adrienne deWolfe will be awarding a $20 Amazon GC to one randomly drawn commenter, a $15 Amazon GC to another randomly drawn commenter. A copy of TIN-STARS AND TROUBLEMAKERS (4 full-length ebooks in a box set by authors Adrienne deWolfe, Patricia Rice, Sharon Ihle, and Patricia Hagan) will be awarded to one randomly commenter during the tour, another randomly drawn commenter will win all 3 books of the best-selling WILD TEXAS NIGHTS series by Adrienne deWolfe. And last but not least, all 3 books in the award-winning VELVET LIES series by Adrienne deWolfe will be awarded to one randomly drawn commenter during the tour. A $25 Amazon Gift Card will be awarded to one randomly drawn host.

His Wicked Dream
Velvet Lies #2
Adrienne deWolfe
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18072532-his-wicked-dream

Haunted by scandal, Eden Mallory is determined to start over in a small Kentucky town.  But she won't soon forget the sexy, rugged doctor who rescued her from an outlaw, then rode off into the storm.

After losing his kid-brother to consumption, Dr. Michael Jones is obsessed with saving lives. He has no room for love or a wife. But the nights are lonely, and Eden haunts his dreams.

When Eden becomes his backdoor neighbor, she turns his world upside-down with her unconventional healing skills and sweet temptations.  Then outlaws return, forcing Michael to confront his past if he is to save the most precious life of all.

An Exclusive Excerpt from His Wicked Dream:

Fire

"Jamie, please!"  Eden begged.  "We have to leave the animal orphanage now."

The sound of shredding wood made them both gasp and turn. The shack’s door toppled, belching cinders, smoke and flames. Jamie screamed. Eden spun him around, doing her best to shield the 11-year-old’s face and hair.

"Jamie! Are you all right?"

He coughed. Then he sobbed. "My arm got burned!"

Panic gnawed at her reason. The glowing red inferno that had once been the door was wedged diagonally across the exit of the orphanage. There was no other way out.

"You'll have to go outside. Put some water on it."

"But—"

"There aren't any more bunnies, Jamie. We're the only ones left." Her hands were shaking as she wrapped her coat around him. "You'll have to squeeze under the door. You can do that, can't you?"

He nodded tearfully.

She shoved him, and he ran, wriggling into the triangular crevice like one of his rabbits. She heard a rip and his yike; the sickening smell of smoldering wool followed him over the threshold.

"Jamie!"

She heard him coughing on the other side.

"Jamie, I'm too big." With trembling fingers, she tore off her skirt and petticoat and tried to beat down the flames. "Get a bucket and wet down the door!"

She barely heard his assent above the roaring and crackling around her. Her sinuses burned; her throat felt like it had been scored by talons. She could barely see the sky now—her sliver of freedom—through the boiling black haze. Wheezing, she tried to kick down the corner of the door that wasn't completely ablaze, but as the planks sagged lower, the walls crowded closer. She suspected that makeshift crossbeam was the only thing keeping the outer timbers from collapsing inward.

Something crashed behind her—a shelf of watering bowls. She sobbed, slapping out the geyser of sparks that burned her sleeves and hair. The few feet left to her now weren't wide enough to swing her skirts.

Dear God, am I going to burn? Am I going to die before I can use my gifts—really use my gifts—to heal Michael?

"Eden!"

Michael galloped into the plumes of smoke, his heart wedged in his throat. Some sixth sense warned him that she was in danger even before he saw the blood and Gunther’s corpse.

"Doc!"

He recognized Jamie's voice, saw the boy struggling to haul a rusted water pail to the door.

"Miss Eden's stuck inside!"

Merciful God.

Instinct dissolved Michael’s next thought. Vaulting from the saddle, he grabbed Jamie's bucket, doused himself, and lunged for the hatchet that was jutting from the pine the boy had periodically hewn to thatch the roof. He could hear Eden's coughs above the roaring of the flames.

"Eden, stand back!"

"M-Michael?" Her throat sounded as raw as the fear that clawed his gut. "Michael, help me!"

He muttered a prayer and swung. The words came from nowhere, a catechism he'd long forgotten, a plea he'd stopped speaking, because every time he'd prayed, it had fallen on deaf ears.

...Deliver us from evil...

"Hurry!"

Her panic drove him harder, faster, hacking through flames and timbers to reach her on the other side. The heat scalded him through his damp clothes. Sweat stung his eyes; cinders sizzled on his flesh. He barely noticed. If she died, his life would be over.  She wasn't just the one true love of his heart. She was the bright, shining piece that was missing from his soul.

"Michael," she screamed, "the roof's caving in!"


About the Author:

Adrienne deWolfe is a #1 best-selling author and the recipient of 48 writing awards, including the Best Historical Romance of the Year for Texas Wildcat (Book 3, Wild Texas Nights) and Doubleday’s Book of the Month Selection for His Wicked Dream (Book 2, Velvet Lies).  Adrienne is excited to announce that she will be donating a portion of her royalties from the Velvet Lies Series to urban reforestation efforts.

Fascinated by all things mystical, Adrienne writes a weekly blog about dragons, magic, and the paranormal at http://MagicMayhemBlog.com to help her research her upcoming paranormal romance series. She also writes a weekly blog featuring tips about the business of writing at http://writingnovelsthatsell.com/. She enjoys mentoring aspiring authors and offers professional story critiques with her book coaching services.

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14 comments:

Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thanks for hosting!

Punya said...

You're welcome. :)

Rita said...

Great excerpt, very compelling.

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Adrienne deWolfe said...

Hi, Rita! Thanks for sticking with me through the whole tour! Punya's excerpt comes from the climax of the book . . . very dramatic! (But then, all the climactic scenes in all of my books have some big dramatic action scene -- you know, just in case Hollywood wants to snatch it up for a movie. LOL!) Thanks for sharing here today. Hugs!

Adrienne deWolfe said...

Hello, Punya! Wow! You got the big fire scene! (Hope you don't mind more action than romance, since that's what this excerpt is all about!) I am so grateful that you featured Eden and Michael (and Me!) on your beautiful website today. I look forward to chatting with you and your readers. Hugs!

Elise-Maria Barton said...

Another great excerpt. I hope it blog tour was a smashing success! Best wishes :)

Adrienne deWolfe said...

ATTN TOUR FOLLOWERS:

One last SECRET excerpt is available in today's tour for HIS WICKED DREAM! That's right, 3 excerpts are running today. If you haven't read the scene called, Dreams Made Flesh, then you can find it at this website:

http://wp.me/p2ZcT9-7AT

Hope to see you stop by! Hugs!

~Adrienne

Adrienne deWolfe said...

Hi, Elise! I appreciate all your support! I hope you visit the "secret" tour stop today, too! See you there. Hugs!

Eva Millien said...

Great excerpt! Thanks for sharing the it and the giveaway. evamillien at gmail dot com

Punya said...

Hi Adrienne, please don't mention it. I'm glad to be hosting you. A little action in a Romance novel can be so diverting! I don't mind at all. xx

Punya said...

Hi Rita, Elise and Eva, so glad that ya all stopped by and commented. Best of luck! :)

Juliee said...

Your excerpt got me hooked on the book looking forward to reading it.

patrick siu said...

Your book excerpt has intrigued me…looking forward to reading it soon.

Adrienne deWolfe said...

Hi, Juliee: Yay! So glad you're going to keep "warm" with Eden and Michael soon! ::grin:: (Was that a bad pun, considering we're commenting under the Fire Scene?)

Patrick!!! Welcome to my tour! So much to see and do during this last day! Three whole excerpts! Whew! Then of course, there's the Rafflecopter thingie for the prizes . . . Good luck to everyone! And thanks for following my tour these last 2 weeks. Hugs!

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