13 Days of Christmas Giveaways: Day Four!

Welcome! Today we have a special treat for everyone on this, the fourth day of the 13 Days of Christmas Giveaways, fellow CMP Author, Hildie McQueen has written us one great guest blog post. A little seduction for thought, and I think she brings up some great points, all long with some great novels.
So please, don’t for get to comment and enter to win today’s awesome prize package, and put your hands together for Hildie McQueen, who incidentally, is no relation to Lighting McQueen even though my son, Andre—4 years old—hoped and prayed otherwise J

The Fine Art of Seduction in Romance Novels

                Seduction, the connection between a man and a woman, the reason we read a romance novel.
                The first touch, followed by the initial kiss is spell binding.  When the couple finally comes together in the realization that there is so much more between them, we are enchanted to be witnesses.  As a reader we are thrilled to be present at the crest of the hero and heroine’s love story.
                Who could forget Clair and Jamie’s first kiss in Outlander by Diana Gabaldon?  If you remember, Jamie Fraser was a virgin. It’s such a romantic tale, a wonderful twist in that the heroine is the experienced one in the relationship. I loved how their sex scenes evolved from purely physical to actual lovemaking as they got to know each other and began to fall in love.
                Another great seduction was that of Zsadist by Bella in Lover Awakened by JR Ward.  We all turned the pages on pins and needles in anticipation of how Zsadist, a male that could not stand to be touched, would react to the beautiful Bella being attracted to him.  I could not wait to read their first love scene!  Bella moved with excruciating slowness and patience throughout the seduction, allowing the hard and sometimes violent man to become adjusted to her. JR Ward did an amazing job at allowing us to move with them and feel every aspect of their finally coming together as a couple.
                Yet another seduction I love is in the book Just The Sexiest Man Alive by Julie James, the play between Taylor Donovan and Jason Andrews, who has just been voted ‘Sexiest Man Alive’ is very well done.  We know they are attracted to each other, but we remain as in the dark as either of them about how and when they’ll finally realize it’s more than just attraction. You couldn’t help but fall in love along with this couple.
Cyn Fraser and Emma Blake in Desperate Betrayal by yours truly, kiss within minutes of meeting.  You’d think wow, that was quick, but in actuality I wanted you to get to know that their connection, their attraction was immediate and so strong neither Cyn nor Emma could fight the physical portion of their connection.  The relationship however took much longer to develop.  Both are so wary at one point, you will wonder if they will get around to admitting they are in love. Of course love prevails!
So now that I’ve given you fodder for the art of seduction, let’s get closer to home, please share. Which seduction scene in a book, stands out the most for you?

Wow, what a great post Hildie, thanks so much for taking the time to write something that really gets the old mind wheels turning. I wish I could think of a seduction scene that stands out! But I can’t. Which may just be a sign that I’m reading the wrong kinds of romance novels J Everyone else, please do share, if you have anything to add to this awesome topic.
If you can bare with me for just a few more short paragraphs, I'll tell you what today's giveaway is, but first I want to share with you the cover art and blurb for Hildie's excellent novel Desperate Betrayal!

Cynden Frasier (Cyn) is a member of a group of immortal warriors, the Protectors, assigned to protect humans in Atlanta, Georgia, the epicenter of a major uprising in demon activity. When a beautiful woman in a dirty alley approaches Cyn, he is intrigued by the fact that she can see him for what he is, a terrifying demon slayer, and still dares to approach him.
Emma Blake, a half-demon, has to convince Cyn to help rescue her sister from powerful demons. Terrified that the Protector will kill her if he realizes what she is, she still goes against every instinct and approaches Cyn for help. Despite knowing that she is leading them both into territory so wrought with treachery, neither of them may survive.
Can Cyn and Emma overcome betrayal, the ancient rules that prevent Protectors from taking a wife, unless she is his one true mate? And if they do, will it even matter?
Now I know some of you are desperate to learn about today’sgiveaway, and let me tell you, it’s a gooder! Hildie McQueen is giving away an E-copy of Desperate Betrayal along with some great collector swag! She’s also adding this lot to the Grand Prize Pot!

You can find Hilide on her blog, Facebook and the Twitter!
And if you are anxious to get your hands on Desperate Betrayal, you can find it on Amazon, or you can just wait and see if you win, if you want.
Now, if you’ve forgotten the rules—it’s okay if you did—you can find them here. Just remember to comment, leave a little love, and don’t forget that you have until the 24th of December!
                Are you coming to the party late? Did you miss yesterday’s giveaway? Have no fear! You can use the linky’s below and enter—you have until Christmas Eve to get your name in the draws as well as getting your entries submitted for the Grand Prize Giveaway!
Day One- Avery Olive
Day Two- Dan Wright
 Day Three- Clare Marshall

21 Response to "13 Days of Christmas Giveaways: Day Four!"

  1. Lena M. Says:

    Desperate Betrayal, hmm, sounds cool :)Thanks for this giveaway!


  2. miki Says:

    Seems great...i can only hope it's a pdf format ( or if i win it will only be the swag)

    thanks you for your participation in this great event


  3. Hildie McQueen Says:

    I'm excited to be here! And yes it will be a .pdf copy!

  4. miki Says:

    thanks you a lot ^^, i'm really happy now thanks you

  5. Jennifer Mathis Says:

    one that really stands out for me is Carrow and Malcolm in Demon from the Dark .

    Merry Christmas

  6. Hildie McQueen Says:

    Hi Miki and Jennifer. I'll have to look up Demon from the Dark.

  7. Arianne Says:

    sounds like an interesting story. i haven't read any demon book besides Personal Demons Trilogy by Lisa Desrochers about an angel, a demon, and a human girl.

    email: cruz042 at cougars.csusm.edu

  8. Carol Haller Says:

    Great blog post, and Desperate Betrayal sounds very interesting!

  9. tammy ramey Says:

    Hi Hildie,
    thank you for the chance at such a great giveaway. and i hope that you and your family have a Happy Holiday Seaon.
    i have always thought that the most seductive or sensual thing i have ever read was the Song of Solomn from the Bible. i know you wouldn't think the Bible would have something like that in it but it does, Honest! :)


  10. Just Another Face Says:

    So many great books! My list keeps growing!! Thanks again!


  11. Krista Says:

    I like books about demons. Just proof that not all demons are bad :) Thanks for the chance to win!!!

  12. Anne Says:

    I read Lover Awakened and so many people love it, but I don't really have any memory of Zsadist and Bella's coming together. I must re-read it.

    I read so many books and the one scene I come back to, but isn't very seductive is the first time kate Daniels and Curran sleep together in Magic Bleeds. They're both hurt and wary, but for once do the right thing and admit how they feel.

  13. ArtemisG Says:

    I love the story of Desperate Betrayal and the characters seem very interesting. Thank you for the giveaway!

    artgiote at gmail dot com

  14. Michelle Brack Says:

    Love seduction! Looking forward to reading how you handle it in your book!:-)


  15. sweety Says:

    Thanks for the international giveaway!!

    Happy holidays and Have a great day :)


  16. Just Another Face Says:

    I like the story line immensely. I can't wait to read the book, Thank you!


  17. Lindsay K Says:

    I love romance and seduction books myself. Anything that makes you sometime say I wish that was me. Sounds like a great read as well.

  18. Linda Henderson Says:

    I love romance books and also enjoy the paranormal too. When I think demon slayers I think of Angie Fox's demon slayer books, they are great. I like the cover of this one too, it really grabs you. I'll be adding this one to my wish list.

    seriousreader at live dot com

  19. Erin Says:

    Great giveaway!! Sounds very interesting, I can't wait to read it!!

  20. Hildie McQueen Says:

    So excited about all these posts, thank you everyone for stopping by! Can't wait to see who wins....hee her

  21. Avery Olive Says:

    This contest is now closed. Any comments made after will not be counted :)