Friday, November 25, 2011

Black Friday Blog Hop

Welcome to the first stop on Marketing For Romance Writers' Black Friday Blog Hop.
Here's an excerpt of my latest romantic suspense, Blonde Demolition.

She slammed her hand on the table. Her beer wobbled. She caught it. "You are not seducing me back into this life."

     He shifted away from her, his arms crossed. His expression didn't change. He hadn't even flinched at her outburst. Not even at her use of the word seduce, which she knew any shrink would have a field day with.

Had he predicted what she would do?

     When they had worked together, he'd known before she did that she had to pee. She'd never met anyone so in tune with her. Maybe she never wanted to have anyone know her that way again.

     "I'm different now. I have this great life." Her finger stabbed the air, punctuated every word. "You cannot take that away from me."

     "I'm not taking away anything. I'm giving you something. I'm giving you back the ability to make a difference."

     She stalked away from him. "You think I don't make a difference? What about the family whose house didn't burn down because I was here?"

     "You can prevent many more houses from not burning down with us."

     She shook her head. "It isn't the same."

     He would not pull her strings. He would appeal to her sense of honor and her strong desire to help people. He knew all the cards she held and how to play them to his advantage.

"No, it's better," he said.

Buy links:

Other books by Chris Redding

Corpse Whisperer
The Drinking Game
Confessions: Volume One
A View to a Kilt

The Rest of the Hop:
W. Lynn Chantale
 Christine Ashworth 
Chelle Cordero
Tammy Dennings Maggy
Shelley Munro
Debra Holland
Jane Wakely
Smoky Zeidel
Ann Siracusa

Here is your next stop:
W. Lynn Chantale
 There is a prize at each stop for one lucky commenter. The more blogs you comment on, the more chances to win multiple prizes.

I'm giving away an iPod Shuffle.
Good Luck and Happy Hopping


Anonymous said...

I love the excerpt and how you put just enough in there to get your mind rolling wondering what they are talking about and what she will do. I love it!!!! Alas, now I have to go buy the book to find out lol.

Anonymous said...

Forgot to leave email addy.

Smoky said...

I liked this excerpt, Chris. After the holidays, I really have to catch up on reading new authors I've discovered--and that includes you! Happy holidays!

Pam Asberry said...
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Pam Asberry said...

Talk about a cliffhanger! Well done, Chris! Thanks for the excerpt and for the giveaway. I look forward to getting to know you better!

pam dot asberry at gmail dot com

Unknown said...

What a tease, adding another floor to the skyscraper that I call my books to buy list.

drainbamaged.gyzmo at

Michelle Bledsoe said...

I now want to read this. You are such a tease....LOL
Thanks for the giveaway.

koonie2888 at yahoo dot com

Tammy Dennings Maggy said...

Great excerpt and I agree...such a tease! LOL

Chris Redding said...

Don't forget to leave your e-mail address.

Chris Redding said...

Thanks to everyone who stopped by!

Christine Ashworth said...

Great excerpt, Chris! And a great idea for the blog hop - thanks!

Brinda said...

Hi Chris,
Great excerpt. These leave me wanting to read more...which I guess is the point. Well done! My email is brinda (at)brindaberry (dot) com. Happy Black Friday.

Anonymous said...

Well they certainly were in tune with each other at SOME point - that much was clear. The excerpt does make me want to know more about what happened before AND what's next! Enjoyed the excerpt!

Teresa K. said...

You guys rock!

I love these blog hops. For it gives you an opportunity to learn about new books. I love the excerpt. It sure does give you a urge to buy the book to find out what else is going on.

Thank you for participating,

Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays,

Teresa K.
tcwgrlup41(at)yahoo dot com

Joanna Aislinn said...

Happy BF, Chris! Great idea :)

Fedora said...

Very fun, Chris--thanks for the peek! Hope you're enjoying the day after the feasting :)

f dot chen at comcast dot net

Shelley Munro said...

Hi Chris. I enjoyed the excerpt :)

Anonymous said...

Hello Chris,
Oh that is just not fair, giving Us just enough to tease our minds & "seduce" of senses...more, more, more. LOL Great choice of an excerpt, sounds like this is going to be a really Good read, on my TBR List now.
I hope Everyone had a Happy & Blessed Thanksgiving & a Safe Black Friday,
Renee' S. from PA, USA

Chelle Cordero said...

Very intriguing excerpt.


Louise Behiel said...

Great excerpt. Makes we wonder about the rest of the book. is my email address.

Lynn Chantale said...

Hey Chris,

I'm coherent again. Riding in a car for 18+ hours, while I was able to get some reading done, is hard on the body.

Loved the excerpt and can't wait to read this.

lindseye said...

Now I want to know what this book is about. Great tease.

Ellis Vidler said...

Good excerpt, Chris. I really enjoyed The Drinking Game and expect to like this one even better. Good luck!

Chris Redding said...

Picked from a bucket, but Ellis Vidler is my winner.