Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Giveaway! Win an ARC of UNTOUCHED!

Look what I got in the mail!! I am so excited for the release of Untouched and I think the art department at Sourcebooks did an absolutely amazing job with this cover. When I first saw it, I just sat and stared at it for for several minutes because the guy on the cover is Dante. I don't know how they do it...I'm just glad they do.

For those of you who read Unleashed, you'll recognize the hero and heroine in Untouched. Dante and Kerry's story is definitely different from Samantha and Malcolm. Kerry has hidden a dark secret from everyone in her life, including her best friend, Samantha. When she touches another human being it causes excruciating pain and evokes mind-numbing visions.Except when she touches Samantha. When she touches her friend, there's no pain and all she sees is the image of a wolf. She doesn't know why it's different with Sam and not one to look a gift-wolf in the mouth, she doesn't dare question it.

 As a result of her bizarre curse, she's learned to navigate daily life without even the briefest of human contact. As a plus size model, she lives almost every day in the public eye but even amid all of these admirers she feels isolated.

Until she meets Dante.

Dante Coltari, the owner of Inferno Securities and an Amoveo warrior from the Fox Clan, has finally found his mate.  He realizes that like Samantha, Kerry is unaware of her Amoveo heritage. However, her gift of second-sight gives him hope that she'll be able accept who and what she is with ease.  Too bad she thinks he's a big Neanderthal and makes no secret of her opinion.

Most of this book is set in New Orleans, which is one of my favorite cities. My husband and I have been there several times and we're going back in April for a book signing at The Hotel Monteleone. I'm so excited for that trip! The Monteleone is one of only three Literary Landmark Hotels in the USA and it's featured prominently in Untouched

The first time we went to New Orleans was about ten years ago and we stayed at the Monteleone. We knew a hurricane was coming but decided to go ahead with our trip because the folks at the Monteleone assured us that we'd be perfectly safe at their gorgeous hotel.

They were right.

When we landed the airport was a ghost town and all of the screens had CANCELLED CANCELLED CANCELLED written all over them. Our flight was the last one permitted to land in New Orleans because of the hurricane that was bearing down hard and fast.

We arrived at the Monteleone in a deluge of rain. It was coming down in sheets and they were sandbagging the entrance of the hotel as we checked in. We got into our room, which was just gorgeous, and decided to run down to the CVS on the corner and pick up a few things. 

By the time we got out of CVS, the water in the street was up to our knees. I have to admit...I was getting nervous.  We had a great dinner in the hotel that night and went to bed hoping that New Orleans and the French Quarter wouldn't be under water when we woke up.

The next morning, the sun was out and the water was gone! However, Bourbon Street, and the rest of the quarter, was completely deserted. Everything was boarded up and I wondered if our trip would be a complete washout.


By five o'clock that night, you'd never have known that there was a storm. The entire quarter was bustling and Bourbon Street was full of folks out to have a good time.

I've never seen anything like it.

Needless to say, we had an amazing time and have been back twice since. It's a gorgeous city with a rich, colorful tapestry of people and places.  I can't wait to go back!

How about you? What's your favorite vacation spot?

Leave a comment anytime from January 11-January 18 and be entered to win a signed arc of Untouched! Let me know if you Tweeted & FB'd it and get an additional entry for each. For every day you tweet or FB it, you get additional entries!

I'll announce the winner on January 19th.


Raonaid Luckwell said...

Shared it on facebook:!/RaonaidLuckwell/posts/321100534576993


My favorite vacation spot is Goose Creek/Moncks Grove in South Carolina. My two brothers and father lives down there. Every summer (for two years now) we stay with my one brother and we go to Folly Beach.

My sons' LOVE the ocean.

angel said...

I actually dont have a vacation spot. Jaust as long as i get to see my brother and his kids every year its doesnt matter where it is.
But i loved PA. My fav uncle lives there and i alwaya have fun

Sara Humphreys said...

@Raonaid-- Folly Beach? That is a GREAT just gave me an idea. Thanks for participating and passing the word!

Sara Humphreys said...

@Angel--Family is what it's all about. Love PA. My sister-in-law and her husband live there. We visit every year. Thanks for for coming by!

Raonaid Luckwell said...

Mhm! It's called Folly Beach. My brother took us to two different beaches but Folly was our favorite. I love the pier that we can walk out on.

You are free to look at the pictures I have on my facebook page. I took a lot of pictures of the beach.

Sara Humphreys said...

@Raonaid-Thanks for the pics and the link! I got some great ideas for Book 5 :)

Raonaid Luckwell said...

Woohoo! It is going to be fun reading about a place I've actually been too!

SusieB said...

I Tweeted it and posted it on Facebook!

My favorite vacation is Southern California where my Dad lives! It's paradise for me!!/SexySusie85/status/157594503367237633

Sara Humphreys said... I just have to write it. LOL

Sara Humphreys said...

@Susie B-Southern Cal is gorgeous!! Thanks for posting, FBing and Tweeting! Keep it up. you can do it every day. the more you do it the more entries you get. You can tag me in the tweet with @authorsara

alainala said...

i dont vacation much.. but i love going to vancouver BC.. (whistler, going to granville island, THE BOOKSTORES in chilliwack.. ) i also love going to the flordia keys.. key west is the best... crazy atmosphere, gorgeous and tons of shopping!!

alainala AT hotmail DOT ca

Sebrina said...

I've never been anywhere really exciting except once: to Hawaii, and I loved it there. My mom and I are currently planning a trip to Italy in the fall. I have a feeling that will be my new favorite spot. :)
Thank you Sara for the chance at snagging this. I'll say that I'm waiting patiently (NOT) for Untouched! *laughs*
Sebrina_Cassity at yahoo dot com


Lena said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

Bama said...

shared it on paranormal page I am an admin for...

favorite vacation spot? hmm Virginia Beach or Louisiana:D

SusieB said...

I posted it on Facebook again!


SusieB said...

I also tweeted it again!!/SexySusie85/status/158736175740370944


Sara Humphreys said...

@alaina-I've heard Key West is spectacular. It's on my list of places I want to visit in the USA.

Sara Humphreys said...

@Sebrina--I love Italy!! I went to Milan when I was in high school. What a spectacular city.

Sara Humphreys said...

@lena-thanks for coming by!

Sara Humphreys said...

@Bama--Thanks so much! I just joined that FB page :)

Sara Humphreys said...

@Susie B--You're earning lots of entries! Woot! Thanks for participating.

Sara Humphreys said...

@Susie B--You're earning lots of entries! Woot! Thanks for participating.

SusieB said...

Another facebook post!


SusieB said...

And another tweet! ;-)


Sara Humphreys said...

@Susie B--You rock!

SusieB said...

Alright here's another Tweet! I also need the first book. I wonder if my local library has it!


SusieB said...

And another Facebook post!
Sorry forgot to tag you in my tweet though.


Linda said...

I'm a stay at home person & don't like travelling much. My ideal holiday is a staycation: stay at home reading!

I always feel like I need a 2nd holiday to recuperate if I go anywhere.


Sara Humphreys said... I put LOTS of entries into the pot. There were three of you in particular who really jacked up your number of entries with all the posting and tweeting. Thanks so much for participating!! When my blog tour starts in April there will tons of chances to win a copy of UNTOUCHED.
The winner of the signed arc of UNTOUCHED is......................................Susie B! Congrats and check your email :)

SusieB said...

Awesome! Thank you!

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