Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Book Tour: Love Beyond The Curve by Kate Patrick Excerpt & Giveaway


Love Beyond the Curve

by Kate Patrick 

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BLURB:

Charlotte is shocked to find her new landlord, Reed Jackson, is tall, dark, and gorgeous.  The two become fast friends, enjoying times spent together, more than times apart. Charlotte can’t believe that Reed finds her curvaceous figure incredibly sexy.  Can Reed convince her he wants to be more than just “friends with benefits”? 

Will Charlotte and Reed find… Love Beyond the Curve?
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EXCERPT:

Charlotte took a deep, nerve-settling breath, and slowly turned around, unbuttoning the top button of her white, crisp uniform.  She kept her eyes on his face as she continued to unbutton the dress to just past her waist.  He had his eyes riveted on her hands as they moved down farther, revealing a glimpse of her softness underneath as the buttons fell open.  This was the moment of truth.  What would his expression reveal?  Could she tell if he appreciated her body for what it was, or was he going to be braced to not let her see his true reaction?  She lifted the dress off her shoulders and dropped her arms to her sides causing it to puddle at her feet.  Sheer will forced her arms to remain at her sides, and not move to cover herself.  It was the hardest thing she had ever done, even though it wasn’t the first time she had stood naked before a man’s eyes.  Why did Reed’s reaction matter so much?
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         Reed’s eyes darkened and narrowed as he inhaled sharply at the sight of Charlotte standing in front of him wearing only a low-cut, lacy white bra, and lacy, white, barely-there boy shorts.  To top it off, she was wearing white thigh-high stockings with a lace band at the top.  She had kicked off her shoes when she had settled in the chair to rest, but even without shoes, her legs still looked a mile long.  Her thighs curved from her hips into long shapely calves.  She had the ideal example of an hour- glass figure. 


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AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Kate Patrick grew up in the South. She can’t recall a time in her life when she didn’t love to read. She remembers going to the library as a child where she devoured biographies and Nancy Drew mysteries. Her love of reading has continued into adulthood, but it is hot romance that she loves to write! While in high school and college, she and her sister began to write romantic stories about girls that met their dream guys who fell instantly in love with them. Even these early manuscripts were spicy enough that the need to “hide” these notebooks was a high priority when leaving the house!

Writing took a backseat to a teaching career, marriage, and motherhood, though books were constant companions. Love stories became a favorite, and began to take the place of mysteries more and more. About three years ago, the idea of writing was rekindled. Now, you can find her late at night typing away by the blue glow of her laptop screen.

She and her husband live on the Gulf Coast with their son and three quirky Pomeranians. When not writing or reading, Kate loves to sing, dance, and watch romantic movies, side-splitting comedies, and crime dramas. Spending time connecting with family and friends is an important priority for her as well.


Facebook:  @Kate Patrick

Twitter:  @katepatrick1

Available at Publisher’s Site:    http://www.bookstrand.com/kate-patrick

GIVEAWAY:

Kate will be awarding a $5.00 Starbucks Gift Card to a randomly drawn commenter at the end of each week of the tour; and a $25 Visa Gift Card to one randomly drawn commenter at the end of the tour as well as a $20 Amazon Gift Card to a randomly drawn host.

Encourage your readers to follow the tour and comment; the more they comment, the better their chances of winning. The tour dates can be found here:


13 comments:

  1. Love that more and more quality romances about women who aren't Twiggy are being written. It *is* hard to believe a man would find you attractive when you don't see a supermodel in the mirror.

    mnark111 AT gmail DOT com

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    1. That is very true. Thank you for leaving a comment. I hope you have a good "rest of the week"!

      Kate

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  2. I hope this gives Charlotte a confidence boost!
    catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

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    1. Thanks for following the tour. I enjoy your comments.

      Kate

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  3. Great excerpt, thank you.

    Kit3247(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. So glad you dropped by today. Thanks for commenting. I love it when I can talk with you guys!

      Kate

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  4. Wow, thank you for the hot excerpt! You really left us hanging

    fencingromein at hotmail dot com

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    1. Check out the next stop to see what happens next! :) Thanks for dropping by and commenting! :)

      Kate

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  5. Sexy excerpt. Love that your heroine is not sickeningly thin, but normal.

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    1. I'm glad Reed saw her as one hot woman! Tanks for the positive comments! :)

      Kate

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  6. Thank you to Books & Other Spells for hosting my Excerpt Tour today. I appreciate the time and effort put into preparing this post. Your page is delightful! :)

    Kate Patrick

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  7. Thanks for the excerpt.

    bn100candg(at)hotmail(dot)com

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