Sunday, March 3, 2013

Truth or Dare with Frances Stockton

Please welcome
Frances Stockton
She's my Author Spotlight for today... and she's offering an ebook copy of Playing Doctor or an $10 Amazon GC as a giveaway...


Truth or Dare?
By: Frances Stockton

Have you ever played Truth or Dare when you were younger? Remember that game? In my day, Truth or Dare, Spin the Bottle, and Quarters were the norm at parties, and sometimes in cornfields. Yeah, that was a long time ago and it’s probably best not to give away too many details about the cornfields.
Before I continue, let me take a quick moment to thank Lea for inviting me to post on her blog today. It’s an honor and I’m truly grateful. It’s my hope that you all will have some fun and think back to a time when it was safe to be daring, to take the Dare instead of tell the Truth.
Except, sometimes the Truth can be fun, can’t it. How many times have you confessed to having a wicked crush on someone in high school, maybe it was the school jock or Mr. Popular, or the all-out rebel burnout? I admit it. I was very shy and introverted back then, so even though I had crushes on all of the above, I rarely spoke up for myself. The one time I did, during Sadie Hawkins’ Day, (you know when the girls ask the boys out to a dance or something like that?) it did not work out the way I’d hoped. Don’t worry, it wasn’t a tragic ending, some things are simply not meant to be.
But that’s not to say I didn’t rebel or play games like Truth or Dare. Usually it was during summer camp, when life seemed so simple and crushes were returned, if you know what I mean?
So that brings me to Avery Grant, heroine of my latest release, Hazard’s Dare, Ellora’s Cave Moderne, who at age 33, has been living in the shadow of her famous sports agent brother, Alexander, and her very powerful, ultra-conservative father, a former US Senator from Kentucky. Even her kid sister, who is still in high school, is destined to be a US swim star. Known as a good girl most of her life, doing what her parents needed her to do in order to avoid scandal befalling the Grant family, she became a physical therapist, a job she loves, but if she’d gone back in time or if she had been built for it, she would have been a jockey. Her family, after all, goes back to the Blue Bloods of Kentucky, with ties to horse racing and the Kentucky Derby.
When her father retires due to illness, and a lousy relationship goes bust, she travels to Dare, Nevada, a small town with a Vegas reputation. Basically, what happens in Dare stays in Dare and the rich and famous enjoy the anonymity of isolating themselves in a place where they can let loose. So now it’s Avery’s turn, she’s got the dress, a newfound attitude, and determination to be bad when no one will ever have to know. She doesn’t count on meeting up with one of her brother’s clients, football star, Trevor Hazard Osbourne, Hazard to most. Hazard’s not just a linebacker. He’s also a musician with plans on being the next country star. And he is the sexiest man Avery’s ever known. Thus, after a few tequila shots for courage, she dares Hazard to a week-long sexcapade!  
Hazard accepts, never thinking the dare will turn into love. That’s the fun of Truth or Dare, the unknown result of taking the Dare instead of the Truth. So what would you do if you visited Dare, Nevada and no one would ever have to know the trouble that you could find?

Tell me here on Lea’s blog, and you can win your choice of an eBook copy of Playing Doctor, the book that features Avery’s older brother, Alexander, or a $10.00 electronically delivered Amazon gift card.
To find out more about Hazard’s Dare, here’s a link to Ellora’s Cave and my author page, as well as all my contact information, follow me, friend me, join me on my blog, it’s all very casual! Also, if you follow the little ‘scope’ icon above the cover of Hazard’s Dare, you can click on a link for an excerpt on Ellora’s Cave’s spanking new website


Hazard’s Dare
Frances Stockton

Hazard, talented linebacker for the Alexandria Griffins, is known for hard hits, record-breaking sacks, fast living and engaging in unconventional relationships. During a week off from football, he travels to Dare, Nevada, for some R and R and to hook up with a hot woman or two.
When Avery, his agent’s sister, walks into the club wearing a wicked red dress, he’s not immune to her delectable charms. After several tequila shots, Avery invites him to her hotel room for a week of hot sex with no promise of commitment, and he gladly accepts.
Of course they don’t expect their brief sexcapade to quickly turn into love—nor are they aware that someone dangerous has been stalking Avery’s family for years. Someone who’s about to strike. When Avery disappears, Hazard might lose the best thing he’s ever had. But not without a fight.
A Romantica® contemporary erotic romance from Ellora’s Cave

Will you take the Dare? Don’t forget to leave a comment right here, I’ll check throughout the day. Be sure to leave an email contact so that I can get ahold of you. The contest winner will be chosen Tuesday March 5, 2013.

18 comments:

  1. Ooh, this sounds super hot. I don't know what I'd do because I'm distracted by the sexy cover. ,)

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  2. I dare not put into print...I'll leave that to you Frances...love the story!

    See you at the conference!

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  3. Thank you! I love the cover, too. Caveman Ryan, *sigh*

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  4. Sounds hot. Love the cover.

    smurfettev AT Gmail DOT com

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  5. I have never played Truth or Dare or Spin the Bottle. I have let the truth come out on Lea's blog many times, and I would have to be brave to accept an open dare from these ladies but it won't take a dare to get me to read Hazard's Dare. Sound like a hot story, count me in.

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  6. Thanks so much everyone. Ramrod, I <3 you. That's so sweet of you. Syneca did a great job on the cover, didn't she? Plus, it's about football!

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    1. You are welcome, Syneca does do some fantastic work

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  7. I wish I had the courage to take a dare. My life is so boring, the truth is always easier!

    Sabrina

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  8. I'm with you, Sabrina. I always tended to take the Truth instead. But sometimes the truth got me in trouble too. LOL

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  9. I remember playing truth or dare at slumber parties.Yes, that's when it was safe to take a dare. I did the dare and had to toilet paper someone's house. That was fun! We didn't play spin the bottle, no boys were ever invited.
    Nowadays, taking the dare instead of truth would depend on who was asking.
    And Ryan, *le sigh* I might take a dare for him.


    luvfuzzzeeefaces at yahoo dot com

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    1. I crashed one of my sisters slumber parties once, well more than once but one of the times, one of the girls dared me that I couldn't sneak her and another girl out for a bit without getting caught. That ended up being the easy part, that hard part was sneaking them back in the house 4 hours later.

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  10. I remember slumber parties. Lots of fun. And, I totally agree, Caveman Ryan makes me sigh! Syneca did a great job on the cover.

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  11. Ramrod! Bad boy, but that sounds like fun. My brother and I once managed to get 13 people into my mom's Chevette, remember those little tiny hatchback cars? True story, 13, and we went to McDs. We thought we were so cool. LOL

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  12. 13 in a Chevette, hahahaha That's one for Guinness Book of World Records. Bad Boy??? I am a perfect angel :-)

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  13. Just stopping by to thank Lea for allowing me to be a guest on her blog and to run a contest. If Julianne could get ahold of me at romance@francesstockton.com that would be great. You're the winner of the Truth or Dare contest. Congrats!

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    1. Congrats, Julianne. And you are most welcome, Frances! It was great having you here.

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  14. Thanks Frances!!! That sounds like a hoot, with all those in that car. And yes Ramrod, a bad boy! I can imagine getting back in would be harder than going out.
    Let's do a dare contest at Romanticon! It could be a blast.

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    1. You have to say "I dare you to do a dare contest"

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