Saturday, August 13, 2011

GIVEAWAY for The One He Chose by Wendy Burke

I recently had the opportunity to read and review this highly emotional short story that made me a bit misty-eyed.  Not many books do that so I knew I had to give away a copy of this emotionally satisfying read to my wonderful followers.  Wendy, being the wonderfully generous person that she is, agreed to donating a copy so please read the rest of this post to learn more about the book and how to win a digital copy.

A year after losing her beloved husband, Grace Wizler learns he left a special surprise for her. A fabulous getaway in the beautiful Canadian Rockies that includes a date with a mystery man arranged through Madame Eve's 1NightStand dating service. She's shocked and intrigued...what was Ben thinking?

Grace's date is charming, handsome and about to find out whether the woman of his dreams will return his affection. He's waited forever, but he's ready to risk it all on a 1NightStand. 

“Grace.” The deep voice worked its way into her consciousness.

She sighed in her haziness and clutched the imaginary hand resting on her tummy. Whoever or whatever held her carried a familiar scent, one that elicited trust and caring.

Out on the porch, the mountain air had chilled. Despite the comfort of the presence around her, her body responded with a shiver.

A hand slipped into the lace triangle of her thong, caressing the area between navel and Nirvana.

Definitely not a dream.

She blinked, slowly coming to life. The frightened tone of her inquiry shocked even her “Who are you?”

“Relax.” His lips lovingly met her shoulder. “Ben sent me.”

He didn’t seem to have any malicious intent—well, at least not at the moment. And Madame Eve wouldn’t allow something hurtful to happen.

“What do you…?” The hand cupped her waxed-for-the-occasion pubic area. His callused digits followed a natural path. It’d been so long since someone had touched her in this manner, nearly two years. She didn’t blame Ben for the extended dry spell, only the disease which had dampened his interest and stamina.

“I want you to relax and let me make love to you. That’s what you want, isn’t it?”

So, this is how this Madame Eve stuff works.

With little thought, she relented to her physical loneliness. She closed her eyes and shoved the lace below her hips. The stranger assisted until her legs were completely bare. “Yes, please.”

He was strong, agile, and wonderfully gentle.

A warm, sincere, somewhat familiar voice tickled her ear. “Grace.”

She leaned into him, wanting to sigh in happy relief and cry in terrible sadness. His arms about her, she slowly turned into his embrace. She closed her eyes, waiting for the initial kiss.

Then, it came, gentle yet deep and although he was a stranger, she felt a profound connection, a silent conversation. She raised her hand to touch his cheek in encouragement. Blinking in the darkness, desperately wanting to see her soon-to-be lover, her eyes finally focused and the world came to an abrupt halt. 

***************GIVEAWAY INFO***************
  • Entry is INTERNATIONAL (everyone can enter).
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  • Leave a comment below letting me know the title of a book that's made you cry in the past.  Please make sure to include your email with your comment to make it easier to contact the winner.
  • Contest ends on Tuesday, Aug. 23rd at 11:59 pm CST.
  • Winner will then have 48 hours to respond to my confirmation email or a new winner will be chosen.


  1. Looking for Lacey by Linda Francis Lee. The heros childood /past made me cry so hard I almost couldn't stop.
    Thanks so much for the giveaway :-)

  2. The Beginning of After had me in tears.


  3. Beautiful Dreamer by Eliabeth Lowel always makes me cry.

    kathi @