Wednesday, May 1, 2013

High Stakes by Cheryl Douglas Blog Tour & Giveaway

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Former party girl, Alisa Turner, made a deal with her daddy, Trey.  He’ll provide the seed money for her new business venture as long as she promises to stay out of trouble.  Too bad her good intentions tumble 30,000 feet when she meets a sexy stranger on a flight to sin city.

Hotel mogul, Liam Bryson, has never believed in love at first sight, but when a sexy little siren twenty years his junior tempts him into a night of high stakes Blackjack, he’s suddenly playing for keeps.

Alisa wakes up in Liam’s bed the next morning, cursing Tequila and the five carat diamond on her left hand.  She demands an annulment before her over-protective father finds out she reneged on their agreement, but her new hubby isn’t prepared to let her go without a fight.
“Have you seen this garbage?”  Trey Turner asked, tossing the rolled up newspaper in his daughter’s general direction.  “That’s the third time this month I’ve seen your face in some rag, drinkin’ or partyin’ with—”
 
Alisa held her hand up.  “I’m not having this conversation with you again.  I’m twenty-five, not five.  That means I get to decide what I do and with whom I do it.”  She loved and respected her father, but if he had his way, she’d live under his roof and abide by his rules until she was too old to care about having fun.
 
“Oh yeah?”  He smirked.  “Who bought you that fancy condo you just had to have, or how about that new A7…”  His eyes fell to her shoes.  “Gucci?”  He whistled under his breath.  “Must’ve cost a pretty penny.  Might be the last pair you buy for a good long while.  I hear waitresses are only makin’ minimum wage plus tips.  That’s probably not enough to buy designer shoes or purses.”
 
“You’re threatening me?”  Alisa couldn’t believe what she heard.  She and her father had always been close.  He may not always agree with the choices she made, but he never threatened to cut her off before.
 
“Call it what you want.”  He shrugged his broad shoulders.  “I’ll do whatever I have to do to keep you from self-destructin’ the way I did.”
 
Alisa knew her father’s history with alcohol.  When her parents divorced, before remarrying more than twenty-five years ago, he’d hit the bottle hard and nearly destroyed everything he worked so hard to achieve.  But she wasn’t him.  She was young and single, trying to enjoy life a little before settling down into the life of domestic bliss so many of her friends seemed to favor.  The life she’d almost had, before another woman stole it from her.
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Click HERE to be taken to my review.

About Cheryl Douglas:
Cheryl began her professional career as a nutritionist, but her love of books started at an early age.  She studied writing for many years before she decided to pursue her passion as a full-time career.  After receiving constructive criticism from several well-known authors, Cheryl finally had the confidence to write her first romance novel.
The first book in the Nashville Nights series, Shameless, was a book that had been dwelling in Cheryl’s subconscious for years.  For her, the surprise came when the manuscript began taking on a life of its own.  Characters came to life, secondary characters became more prominent, outlines were forgotten, and a single title evolved into an eight book series, and another eight book spin-off series entitled Nashville Nights, Next Generation.

One word would aptly describe Cheryl: workaholic.  She lives and breathes her writing, when she’s sleeping, watching TV, driving, reading… it’s always in the periphery of her mind.  Her imagination rarely takes a holiday, even when she escapes to a sandy beach with her husband and son, she’s planning, plotting, outlining, and daydreaming.

Cheryl feels blessed to be able to get up every day and do something she loves.  The thousands of fans who have embraced the Nashville Nights have made that possible.  She writes for the readers who ask for more, she writes to satisfy the muse residing inside of her, but most of all, she writes because she couldn’t imagine doing anything else with her life.  It took her thirty-seven years to decide what she wanted to be when she grew up, but now that she knows, she’s convinced she’s found her purpose.

Stay connected with Cheryl Douglas:

 
GIVEAWAY!!!!!
Cheryl will be awarding the following prizes to randomly drawn commenters during the tour:

* two $20 Amazon Gift Cards
* ten trading card/cover flat packs (US/Canada)
* ten eBooks from the Nashville Nights series (winner's choice)
* two sterling silver necklaces (US/Canada)

(Be sure to leave your email address in the comments section, so you can be notified, in case you are one of the winners.) To increase your chances of winning stop by all the other stops on the tour. The tour schedule can be found under the banner at the top.

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25 comments:

  1. Thank you for your review. It is quite a switch, & indeed refreshing, when the guy commits first.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Mary. I have to say I was hooked from the very beginning.

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    1. Thank you ladies. And of course, thanks for increasing my reading list, yet again! :)

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  3. Thanks for the review! I agree most definitely. It sounds like exactly the review I would write! lol

    andralynn7 AT gmail DOT com

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    1. :) Thank you Andra. Now I just have to read the rest of the series. I can't wait for Abby's, Liam's daughter, story to come out.

      Thank you for stopping by.

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  4. Thanks so much for having me here today! I'm so glad you enjoyed High Stakes. Liam was one of my favorite characters in the Next Generation series and followers of the series will know I always look for opportunities to re-introduce him. My biggest problem? I have a hard time letting go... which may explain why the Nashville Nights series consists of 19 books!

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    1. On my GOSH!!!!! So I just logged onto FB and what do I see? A cover for Imagine. And I also learn that Abby, Liam's daughter is all grown up! Her story sounds interesting.

      I personally LOVE when I get to revisit with characters from earlier books in a series...It's one of the best parts about being a reader. I mean you fall in love with them and they become old friends.

      Thank you for stopping by.

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  5. This story sounds really fun. This excerpt left me with a feeling that she is really grieving and not just being a party girl.

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    1. I think she was grieving a little bit. She really thought "The Weasle" loved her.

      Thank you for stopping by.

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  6. Thanks for the intro to this new to me author and her books Kim!


    taccb(underscore)1981(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Timitra. Did you see my review? I really liked the book! I can't wait to read the other books in the series.

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  7. Thanks for this! I have not read this author before, looks like a fun series.

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    1. Hi Kris!

      Thanks for stopping by... Cheryl is my kind of author... She wrote Nashville Nights and then started Nashville Nights Next Generation to keep everything going.

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  8. Thanks for the giveaway! I've been wanting to give the author for a little while now :)
    -Kimberly @ Turning the Pages

    Kimberly @ Turning.the.pages@hotmail.com (Just c&P if I win!)

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Kimberly. I'm definitely going to have to read more of Cheryl's books.

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  9. Thank you for an excellent review. I'm looking forward to reading the book.

    Kit3247(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Ingeborg.

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  10. Hey, all! Sorry I wasn't able to check in sooner. It's been a hectic day! You're right, Kim. I am starting Abby's story right now and I cannot wait! I've been anxious to write her story since we met her in High Stakes. It took a while, but I've finally found the 'right' man for her. Let the games begin...

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  11. Hi Kim...Nice review! I tried to comment on it but couldn't. I like May-December relationships.
    catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

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    1. Thank you Catherine. Sorry about the review comments section.. I didn't want Cheryl to have to search for comments regarding the giveaway.

      Thank you for stopping by.

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  12. I think this sounds like a great story! I enjoyed reading your review, and agree that that sounds like a nice turn of events in a book :) it's definitely one I'll have to read! Thanks
    oddball2003 at hotmail dot com

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Sarah...

      It is a great story. Now I just have to find the time to read the other books in the series... I HAVE to read Abby's... I really liked her.

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  13. This book looks great!
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    mestith at gmail dot com

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    1. Hey Meghan! Thanks for stopping by. The book is good... You should really give it a try.

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