Thursday, July 4, 2013

Sizzling Summer Blog Hop

Please join over 40 authors and bloggers as we celebrate summer with some fabulous romantic tales. 

Each blog will feature a SIZZLING excerpt from one of the author's own books or from one of their favorite reads.

Be sure to scroll down to enter to win a Wunder prize pack, see about your chance to win the GRAND PRIZE and to check out the other blogs. Get to hopping!

A World of Turmoil and Yearning

Wunder may have a normal life now…well, as normal as a freak of nature could have. Half zombie while her job is to hunt bloodthirsty creatures to protect the innocent. It’s the dreams that haunt her and they aren’t nightmares. Wunder dreams of a man, a man made just for her. Is he real, can he be the one she‘s yearned for?

Pete’s world is a lonely one as he wrestles with the reality of being part zombie. His hatred for the creatures that killed his parents drives him to patrol the streets and wipe them all out. His life would be stark, but for the dreams he’s been having; of a woman, so sensuous, so sexy. These alluring visions have become erotic and consuming. He feels as if he made her up to keep from going crazy. Is this life of hunting the walking dead, all there is? Or is she out there, waiting…just for him?

Find Wunder (0.5 DreamZ), Wunder (# 1 The Approach) and soon to be released Wunder (#2 Reunion) on Goodreads HERE
View the trailer to get a peek at Pete in my eyes ;)

Here's a sizzling excerpt:
Why? Why the torture? Each and every single night since I became a woman I awaken sweating, panting, hot and bothered from the pure sexual torture. Many times with my hand rubbing my most intimate place. A dream, so many dreams. Each one is different, but all contain the same faceless dark haired stranger.


The only things I know for sure is he is tall, has raven black hair, the same color as mine, but much shorter. He has the most beautiful eyes I’ve ever seen. Glowing eyes that seem to be able to see into my soul. My heart’s deepest desires and he always grants them to me without pause. It was strange at first, seeing him and yet not. Not being able to make out his facial features, except for his eyes. I got used to it throughout the years, I guess. One thing I DO know, is the way he makes me feel, always!

So much passion, heat and desire. He makes me feel beautiful, irreplaceable and wanted in a way, I imagine, every woman wants to feel.

Frustration at its finest. This latest dream seemed more realistic than all of the others. I still feel the ripples on my skin from his touch; the most intimate touch I’ve ever experienced, the only touch from a male I’ve had in such a manner. The goose bumps are just starting to go away. His caress is always so sensual and arousing. My mouth is still dry from all of the panting I’ve done, my panties are drenched and my heart is still pounding.

No words could ever describe my desire to meet this man of my dreams. That is—if he truly does exist. I’m going to be 25 years old and have zero sexual experience. I’d give anything to feel even a portion of what I’ve felt during these amazingly satisfying yet torturous dreams. Anything!

When I finally do get out of bed and stroll towards the bathroom, the floors feel extra cold on my overheated feet. “Definitely starting off with a cold shower.” I turn on the water full blast cold, toss my sleep shirt and panties in the hamper and brace for the shock of cold water against my flesh. “ACK!” Holy crap does it sting. But hey, it works. My body no longer feels the intense heat of arousal, just the residual tingles left after the orgasm, still lingering along my body. I fully submerge after adding some hot water to the mix, when I hear banging on the bathroom door. I jump slightly and slip a bit, almost landing flat on my ass. Luckily, I have fast reflexes and right myself quickly.

“Wunder? WUNDER?? Are you all right in there?” My dad is a real worry-wart when it comes to me. The best dad ever!

“Yea dad. Water was cold. That’s it. I’m fine.”

“Alright hun. I’m making coffee now”

“Ok, dad. I’ll be out in a few,” I answer him with now chattering teeth. I’ve only added a touch of hot water and need to add more, so I can get washed up and get out. It’s just that my body is super sensitive after these dreams.

EVERYTHING feels more intense. But the shock of cold water is the only thing which seems to help tone down my racing hormones and heated flesh to at least some semblance of order, so I can function properly and keep my next pair of panties dry, for now.

Also available Wunder (#1 The Approach):

Add Wunder (0.5 Dreamz) to your Goodreads "Want to read shelf" HERE
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  1. Favorite summer event is to visit my family in Louisiana, I live in Texas. One of eight kids and all of the family is still in Louisiana. Thanks for the blog hop contest. Happy 4th of July.

  2. Favorite summer event is sitting in my front yard and watching the fireworks show at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, CA. It's a Sizzling Summer here already. Thanks for the chance to win. <^_^>
    reneebennett35 (at) yahoo (dot) com

  3. Favorite summer event was going to maui for the 4th of July.. so beautiful. vals_hemi at yahoo dot com

  4. Favorite summer event was going up to the cottage every year

  5. Favorite summer event, being able to go to the lake and reconnect with the relatives that haven't seen for awhile for a week.
    Thanks for being part of this fun blog hop.
    skpetal at hotmail dot com

  6. Love your banner, Ava. Great post! Wishing you a happy 4th, and thanks for joining the hop :-)

  7. Great post, Ava! Happy 4th and thank you for being part of the hop!

  8. favorite summer event is watching the fireworks on 4th of july!

    Thanks for the great giveaway!


  9. Only thing sizzling here is me because of the heat. :P
    Loved the excerpt. Happy 4th

  10. I can't think of anything sizzling other than all of Sherrilyn Kenyon's books are sizzling.

    Rafflecopter Name Dawna Newman


  11. My favorite summer event is when summer is over! I've never been a fan of summer! Thanks for participating in the hop!

    ehaney578 at aol dot com

  12. Thank you for the giveaway!

    Favorite summer event would be walking with my dog a lot.

  13. My favorite HOT summer memory is getting freaky on a dock with a gorgeous sailor on shore leave. God bless a man in uniform.


  14. My favorite Summer memories are Summers at the lake when I was growing up.

    Thanks for the amazing excerpt & giveaway!
    elizabeth @ bookattict . com
    GFC & Linky: BookAttict

  15. Mine are playing with my cousins at my grandparents as a kid. :) heather1974 at gmail dot com

  16. love when summer is's too hot here ;)

    Thanks for sharing

  17. Thanks for being part of the hop... I already have your books and loved them :)

  18. Happy 4th of July everyone!! What an awesome give-away -- thanks I would love an iPad mini!

  19. No good summer events. I stay home, trying to stay cool.
    magic5905 at embarqmail dot com

  20. Not much fun in the summer for me, my hubby teaches marching band so the kids and I just hang around the house, try to stay cool and read lots of books.

    AmethystDaydreams at zoho dot com

  21. My summer sizzler is sunbathing in Floriday at 8pm and getting a sun burn!

    books4me67 at ymail dot com

  22. My favorite summer memories are living at the pool! I would be there every summer from the time it opened to the time it closed. And since I am so fair skinned....completely sunburned. But still ready for swimming.
    bournmelissa at hotmail dot com

  23. Not really...


  24. Favorite summer memory from this year is Taking my daughter to the pool for the first time!! She loved it!! Thank you for doing this!!

  25. Favorite memory would be the first summer I was with my hubby we had so much fun. We went so many place and spent everyday together .... 10 years later we have 2 little kids and a house payment so our summers a bit duller now :)

  26. Favorite summer memory? Fireworks on the beach. Both literal and figurative.

    dancingcelt at gmail dot com

  27. Thanks for participating in the hop.

  28. I can't say that I've ever read a zombie romance.

    booklover1335 at gmail dot com

  29. I've don't really had a sizzling summer memory.
    sstrode at scrtc dot com

  30. Thanks for the giveaway!

  31. My favorite sizzling summer memory is the night I met my husband... a perfect night on the beach ;-)
    alifeamongbooks [at] gmail [dot] com

  32. Hi! I dont have a sizzling summer memory. Maybe a few fried brain cells after reading some really hot books but thats about it! Thank you for the fun hop and giveaway! :)

  33. Thanks for being on the hop!

  34. Brain not working with me today to bring one to mind. *sighs*

    Thanks for the chance to win!


  35. Definitely going to be Bourbon Street last year for the AAD convention - a couple of friends and authors went for the full NOLA experience. Oh the memories of the Red Dress Run!!! WEEEEE :)

  36. Hanging around the beach:)


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