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Giveaway (US/Int): Fever is an Amazon Top 100 ebook – win it while it’s smokin’ hot!
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Giveaway (US/Int): Fever is an Amazon Top 100 ebook – win it while it’s smokin’ hot!

by davincikittieMay 29, 2012

One of my favorite ways to determine whether or not I’m going to like a book or an author’s writing is to read an excerpt.  And I’ve found that there are two places that are the most telling as to whether or not I’ll enjoy a book in its entirety: the beginning and a random sample. Preferably, I like to read both.  The beginning of a book is a promise to the reader—of the novel’s tone, the novel’s style, the novel’s content.  Every author knows they have to grab a reader at the beginning and hold on.  So if that doesn’t happen at the beginning of a book for me, it’s an immediate warning flag. The second location I like to read is any random passage.  This is specifically because so many authors know that a beginning needs to be tight and fast and compelling.  Often, I’ve found an intense level of attention given to an opening to create a certain promise to the reader, but later find that promise is lost, the story wandering, the tension drab, the loose prose. As a debut author, it’s even more difficult to introduce myself to new readers, because every reader is making an investment of their money, their time and, for a romance reader, their heart.  That’s why I was so thrilled when Amazon picked up my debut novel, FEVER, for their Top 100 program.  This means that FEVER has been priced at $3.99 for the month of May.  So, you’ve got a few more days to cash in on this great savings!  And to make that choice a little easier I’ve included a random excerpt below.  You can also read the entire first chapter of FEVER on my website.

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Dr. Alyssa Foster will admit to a bad boy fetish. . . But when she finds herself face to face with a convicted murderer with a ripped body, a determination for freedom and an eye on her as his get out of jail free card, Alyssa knows she’s in deep trouble. . .. Not just because Teague Creek is a prisoner desperate for freedom, but because his every touch makes her desperate for more. A man with a life sentence has nothing to lose. . . Teague Creek has one shot at freedom, but his plan to escape with a hostage develops a fatal flaw: Alyssa. On the run from both the law and deadly undercover operatives who know of his strange abilities, he needs to avoid trouble, but every heated kiss tells him the fire between them could be just as devastating as the flames that changed him forever.

Fever was chosen as the GraveTells Book of the Month AND a Reviewers Choice Top Pick in March of 2012.  See our review here!

FEVER is a fast-paced romantic suspense with paranormal elements.  It is the first in my Phoenix Rising series; BLAZE, book 2 releases October 2012, with book 3 and 4 following next year.  FEVER reviews have been fantastic and it maintains a 4.5 Amazon star rating. In celebration, I’m giving away 3 Amazon gift cards, $25, $15, and $10 for helping me spread the word of this fabulous promotion.  Everyone can enter.  Easy instructions in the Rafflecopter widget below. Enjoy and good luck!

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About The Author
davincikittie
Sue "DaVinciKittie" Brown-Moore is a veteran romance blogger and reviewer and the primary voice for GraveTells.com. Sue has been shamelessly pimping book boyfriends since 2010 and has won several blogging awards with GraveTells. Sue is also a freelance Developmental Editor passionate about helping authors bring out the best in their stories. She loves reading romance, fantasy, and sci-fi and edits any genre she reads for pleasure. You can follow Sue's editing blog, with tips and tricks for authors, at DaVinciKittie.com.
40 Comments
  • Tanyaw1224
    May 29, 2012 at 7:48 am

    I started reading like crazy when my son was born. I have not been able to stop. Its like an addiction. Thanks so much for chance to win.

  • Anissa Gooch
    May 29, 2012 at 8:25 am

    I caught the fever to read early on. My mom read to me everyday, it was our special time together.

  • books4me
    May 29, 2012 at 8:35 am

    I think I came out of the womb wanting to read…LOL! I have always loved reading but I guess I really remember getting into it in 4th grade…

  • Laurie
    May 29, 2012 at 8:39 am

    It wasn’t until about 2 years ago, when my friend insisted I read the Twilight series. After that I started to devour books! I wish I had been reading all along, I’m so behind in so many series, plus new books coming out, I need more hours in the day!

  • Christine A.
    May 29, 2012 at 9:00 am

    Growing up my parents were always busy working so my sister and I could only play outside for so long, we started to read. Parents would take us to the library to get a bag of books to read for the week. I was about 8-9 yrs old. Throughout the years I have turned to books at different times and after my second child was born- I started to read more again. Little sad and bummed that I drifted away but glad that I found them again! Thanks.

    • May 29, 2012 at 8:23 pm

      Oh my gosh, you brought back some of my best childhood memories of being at the library. I LOVED our neighborhood library. When I was young, we were lucky enough to have two to choose from!

      I also love the way great books are always waiting for us when we come out of our reading valleys!

  • May 29, 2012 at 9:33 am

    In every moment of the day!

  • Goska
    May 29, 2012 at 10:07 am

    I caught the fever to read when my 2nd son was born it was 3 years ago 🙂 Thanks for the giveaway!!

  • May 29, 2012 at 11:00 am

    I’d sooner read than watch TV. I’m a writer too. So I’m in
    both worlds. I love all types, I have a BIG collection!

    • May 29, 2012 at 8:26 pm

      I’m with you Tracy. Not too much on TV I like to watch. Maybe one or two must watches, and even those I usually miss and catch as reruns. 🙂

  • Viki S.
    May 29, 2012 at 11:35 am

    I hated reading as a young person. It wasn’t until my twenties that I was bitten by the reading bug.

  • RachaelM
    May 29, 2012 at 11:39 am

    I think I was born reading. I can’t remember a time when I didn’t read. I have passed on my love for reading to my son now. Its great to see a 7 year old walking around reading. He steals my Kindle all the time and has requested one of his own.

  • StacieD
    May 29, 2012 at 1:15 pm

    I have always been a reader. I had a great collection of books when I was very little. My entire house looks like a library because I can’t bear to give the books away.

  • Sarah
    May 29, 2012 at 1:54 pm

    Not really sure when I caught the Fever. I’ve heard about it just about everywhere though. Been looking forward to reading it.

  • May 29, 2012 at 2:14 pm

    Am I a bad person for joining the bandwagon now?

  • Denise Z
    May 29, 2012 at 2:14 pm

    When I was in elementary school I received a bad grade in reading and my little heart was devastated and I set out to prove them wrong LOL stubborn much and later on as an adult I got on the road and just have not made any u-turns 🙂 Thanks you for this fun post and giveaway, I have noticed Fever around and definitely would love to read it.

  • April Alvey
    May 29, 2012 at 2:44 pm

    Ive Always Had The Fever To Read. Ill Never Grow Out Of It Either. I Cant Get Enough Books.

  • May 29, 2012 at 4:50 pm

    I’ve been reading for what feels like forever. I remember feeling like a complete fool in 7th grade when I lost my copy of a Star Trek book I was reading (yes, Star Trek, TNG, Expanded Universe – it was about Tasha Yarr and Riker… and how sad is it that I remember that?) and HAD to rush to the book store to buy another. Of course, I found the book a week later. Such a dork. =P

    I read a lot of Johanna Lindsey and Nora Roberts in high school and recently switched to paranormals when the Twilight craze hit. Still lovin’ it! =)

    • May 29, 2012 at 8:34 pm

      Ay, ay, ay, Davinci, what’s sad is that I was feeding my first daughter her bottle to TNG series…while you were in 7th grade. Thanks for reminding me of my age. Ouch…wait…let me just get my cane so I can whack you with it. 🙂 🙂 🙂

  • Sophia Rose
    May 29, 2012 at 5:07 pm

    I loved Fever and cannot wait for Blaze.

  • bn100
    May 29, 2012 at 6:31 pm

    Ever since I was young.

  • Erica Pillera
    May 29, 2012 at 8:07 pm

    The moment I got a tour in primary school of the local library and got given my first library card.

  • Hai-Yen
    May 29, 2012 at 10:29 pm

    I’ve been reading since like forever! I can’t imagine my life without a book. That would be very depressing. In fact I’ll go as far as to say that I live to read! Do I sound like a nerd or what? LOL 🙂

    Proof: I already own a print copy of Fever but I also want the e-copy.

  • Artemis
    May 30, 2012 at 4:21 pm

    I loved the excerpt. Congratulations and thank you for the giveaway!

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