Favorite Heroines Giveaway Hop!

Posted at Jun 17, 2015 1:11 pm

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I’m so excited to participate in the Favorite Heroines Giveaway Hop hosted by Herding Cats & Burning Soups! 

Let’s get to the **prizes** first for my stop, I’ll be raffling off two electronic copies from my back list and one Amazon $5.00 gift card so be sure to leave a comment! Also, in preparation for my September release I’m going to do *Amazing* giveaways of giftcards in August to my e-newsletter subscribers, so be sure to sign up on my home page!

Okay, I love to write fun, sweet and sassy heroines, sometimes giving them a dash of magic to play with! Here’s a scene from my upcoming book, Tangled Up, Book 2 in my Bachelors of Buttermilk Falls series.

Tangled Up

Abby flew into her usual spot at the Sugar Spoon bakery, slammed her blue Honda into park, and jumped out. Her shift didn’t start until noon so she’d have three hours to accomplish what she needed to do to end things with Brandon for good this time.

            Pulling open the glass door, she interrupted Emma canoodling with her boyfriend, Jason Levine, behind the counter. The former Miami Herald reporter was Brandon’s best friend, but Abby tried not to hold that against him. After all, Jason was a nice guy with a decent head on his shoulders.  “Seriously. Is everyone in this town in love?”

            Emma stepped out of Jason’s embrace and adjusted her straight blond ponytail. “Good morning. Why are you here so early?”

            Abby shrugged not wanting to reveal that she was going to lock herself in the kitchen until she’d performed the mother of all spells. “I thought I’d do some baking.”

            “Oh, really?” Emma grabbed a pink coffee mug and filled it to the rim, passing it to Abby. “What are you making?”

            “Nothing special.” Reaching for the cream and sugar, Abby poured cream into her coffee and added a sugar packet. “Mel’s been demanding my blueberry pumpkin bread since Labor Day, so I’m going to whip up a loaf.” The beloved owner of the Star Lite diner was known for his famous recipes that included blueberries and infamous for his blueberry, bacon, and blue cheese burgers, or as the town affectionately called, the BBB burger.

It was quite possible that Mel requested her delicious bread. Although with his stock of blueberries, he could probably make it himself.

            “Oh, I have something of yours, Abby.” Jason slid off the counter stool and reached into his khakis, pulling out an orange and silver beaded bracelet. “Brandon asked me to return this to you.”

            “That’s not mine,” Abby scoffed.

            Emma raised an exaggerated eyebrow, snatching the jewelry out of her boyfriend’s hand. “Sure looks like the bracelet I gave you last month for your birthday.”

            “No. Not mine.” Abby turned and rushed into the kitchen with her coffee, knowing full well she was busted. Of course her cousin knew who she’d been sharing a bed with this entire fall. Emma and she were not only related, but best friends who told each other everything.

Growing up with an older brother who’d loved to tease Abby mercilessly and pretty much threatened to beat up any guy who looked her way, it was nice to have a supportive confidante in Emma. They’d spent hours as teenagers talking about boys, hair, and makeup—usually in that order.

            Emma knew everything about Abby’s fling with Brandon, and Abby was pretty sure her in bed companion kept Jason up-to-date on what they were doing as well.

            Out of her cousin’s sight, she let out a sigh. How did she get into this mess? Her summer had started out so promising. Always coming up short in the love department, she’d finally met a nice guy last July who was smart, compassionate, and extremely easy on the eyes. She’d paid big bucks for him at the town’s annual Summer Fling auction, but Carter Manning had been worth every penny.

            Once a year, the town held a charity benefit where single guys auctioned themselves off for the summer. Available women from all around came to the event ready to bid on a summer fling. Flings were then paired up for casual summer dating, whether it be picnics in the town park, hiking the Buttermilk Falls trails, or romantic evenings boating on the lake.

She’d done all those things with the visiting veterinarian. They’d had such a good time on their dates with all signals indicating they were moving in the right direction. That was until his work in Buttermilk Falls was cut short unexpectedly, and he headed back to Indianapolis.

            Since Carter had no plans to return anytime soon, Abby chalked up their time together as summer fun. He promised he’d stay in touch, but she wasn’t really disappointed when his calls and texts became few and far between. She wasn’t about to pine for a guy who no longer lived in the same state as her.   

            A few weeks after Carter left, she hooked up with Brandon, and the thought made her nose wrinkle. It wasn’t like her to jump into bed with a man who she wasn’t even dating let alone keep doing it. That behavior needed to change.

Why she’d gotten involved with this guy she still didn’t have a reasonable answer. Yeah, Brandon was gorgeous with his short, dirty blond hair, blue eyes, and killer abs, but word spread through town like a summer wildfire that he was recently divorced and not looking for anything beyond a good time.

            Well, he could look for it somewhere else. Abby pulled the dusty lavender book of spells from her black tote and began sifting through its pages. She’d stopped by her Aunt Sheila’s house this morning and asked if she could borrow it.

            Emma’s mother had given her the book, no questions asked. Given Abby’s unsuccessful track record when it came to magic, she suspected her aunt didn’t really think she’d be able to cast a spell.

Though Abby had never been able to fully cast the Batter Up spell that Emma whipped up so effortlessly every Monday night, she was determined to succeed at conjuring up an entirely different one that would have the opposite effect on its intended.

            Opening the spell book, she flipped to page twenty two and studied the purple cursive words practically floating off the page: Reverse Attraction Spell. That’s the one. She began rummaging through the kitchen, collecting all the ingredients she’d need.

            Her plan was simple. She’d cast the spell and then take the enchanted cupcake to Brandon later tonight during his shift at the Buttermilk Tavern. Once there, she’d watch to make sure he took a bite. Then she’d put his physical attraction to her to the test. If all went according to plan, she wouldn’t receive his usual invitation to join him after his shift.  


Hope you enjoyed! Leave a comment telling us who your favorite book or television heroine is for a chance to win and hop onto the next! 



26 responses to “Favorite Heroines Giveaway Hop!”

  1. Sara says:

    Eve Dallas from the JD Robb In Death series

  2. Sue G. says:

    I love Kate Beckett from Castle. She is funny, yet totally gives it as good as she gets it!

  3. patricia c says:

    My favorite television heroine is buffy the vampire slayer.

  4. bn100 says:

    Elizabeth Bennett

  5. BerkeleyHapa (@BerkeleyHapa) says:

    I have 2 favorites right now: Mercy Thompson from Patricia Briggs’ series that starts with Moon Called and Toby Daye from Seanan McGuire’s great series of Fae in San Francisco.

  6. Cass says:

    Rachel Morgan is one of my favorite heroine

  7. soha molina says:

    My favorite is Alice from Twilight because she is quirky.

  8. Amber Terry says:

    I really like Cat from the Night Huntress series by Jeaniene Frost. Thank you for the chance to win!

  9. Dovile says:

    One of my favorite book and movie heroine is Hermione Granger, because she’s smart and brave..

  10. thais pampado says:

    My favorite heroine from a book is Rose from Vampire Academy.

  11. BookLady says:

    One of my favorite heroines is Rachel Morgan from the Hollows series by Kim Harrison. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  12. Daniel M says:

    Alice from resident evil

  13. JanD says:

    My favorite book heroine is Kahlan Amnell from the Sword of Truth series.

  14. VeronikaDream says:

    My favorite is Kaylee from the Soul Screamers series by Rachel Vincent.

  15. Anne says:

    Buffy is my favorite tv heroine, book would be Mercy Thompson from the series by Patricia Briggs. She uses her brains first.


  16. Robyn Neeley says:

    Thanks, everyone for stopping by! The winner of the $5 Amazon gift card is Patricia and Sue and Soha are the winners of a complimentary copy from by back list.

    Be sure to sign up for my e-newsletter where I’m doing a give-away of Amazon, Target and other fun gift cards in September!

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