(I’m going to be reposting the contest rules at the beginning of each post. If you’ve already read them, scroll down for today’s post and questions. And don’t forget to scroll down for today’s GH Spotlight too!)

To celebrate the release of ENTWINED, I’m giving away a BUNCH of prizes. There are two parts to this contest:

Post the ENTWINED widget (below) on your FB page, blog sidebar, tweet about the contest and/or book, email your friends and spread the word…basically, any way you talk up the book or contest will enter you for one of three $25 gift cards to the online bookstore of your choice. Winners will be selected after I return from RWA Nationals, the first week in August. Once you’ve done that, email me at elisabeth@elisabethnaughton.com and tell me blabbed about ENTWINED. Be sure to put ENTWINED Release Contest in the subject line. (If you already posted the widget from the blog post I did last week, you’re already entered.) Enter as many times as you like. Every time you spread the word about book 2 in the Eternal Guardians series, send me an email.

PART TWO: Each day for the next two weeks I’ll be giving away AWESOME prizes and spotlighting some fabulous authors. Comment on the daily post to be entered into that day’s drawing. Winners will be chosen randomly from comments and will get to pick their prize. Once a prize is chosen, it’s crossed off the list. Here are the prizes you can win:

Got Demon? Mug from author Saranna DeWylde
Beneath the Surface by MJ Fredrick
Primordial by Denise Agnew
His Darkest Embrace e-arc by Juliana Stone
Unbridled by Beth Williamson
Huddle With Me Tonight by Farrah Rochon
Relentless by Lauren Dane
Revelation (ecopy) by Lauren Dane
Sunrise in the Garden of Love & Evil by Barbara Monajem
All He Desires by Anthea Lawson
The Phoenix Charm by Helen Scott Taylor
Animal Instinct (ecopy) by Michelle Pillow
$10 Starbucks Card from Phyllis Bourne
Montana Dawn by Caroline Fyffe
Dangerous As Sin & $10 Borders Gift Card from Alix Rickloff
Ancient Whispers by Marie-Claude Bourque
Forged of Shadows by Jessa Slade
Shadow Bound by Erin Kellison
Lord of Pleasure & $10 Starbucks Gift Card from Delilah Marvelle
$20 Borders Gift Card from Joan Swan – won by Limecello (day 1 winner)
Deadly Fear by Cynthia Eden
Forbidden Highlander by Donna Grant

My guest today is the very awesome and extremely talented…

Juliana Stone!

Hey everyone!  So glad to able to help celebrate Elisabeth’s latest release, ENTWINED!  The summer is heating up folks and today I’m going to talk a bit about heat and how opposites fan the flames!

In honour of Elisabeth’s release I’m offering up an e-arc of my next book, His Darkest Embrace.  This is the second story in my Jaguar Warrior trilogy and it features a sexy shapeshifter, Jagger Castille.   He’s all dark edges and predatory grace, a true creature of the night.  Little does he know he’s about to meet his match.   Here is the blurb:

A solitary hunter with no regard for the human world, Jagger Castille is a shifter living on the edge. It will take the woman who calls him enemy to give him a reason to live.

Jagger is a creature of the night—Skye Knightly soars in the sun. Natural adversaries, they have been joined by destiny in a mission entrusted to Skye’s family centuries ago: Nothing less than the salvation of the Earth.

Wounded and bitter, Jagger sought escape in the solitude of the jungle, driven by a need to disappear forever… until a mysterious shifter who calls to his soul and feeds a yearning long forgotten, pulls him from his dark path. A courageous warrior, Skye’s passion is equal to Jagger’s own—but can she trust a man on the edge? A man whose secrets are as devastating as her own?

Each is the other’s sole hope for survival. But a dark and twisted truth is leading them toward the ultimate sacrifice for a love they may never live to claim.

You like?  These two are not only opposite in colouring, in their beliefs and culture, one is an eagle shifter while the other is a jaguar!  And yet as the two of them are thrown together and have to learn to trust in order to survive, well hell, do the sparks ever fly!

What is it about couples who are complete opposites that make them so incredibly interesting? Thanks for playing along and I can’t wait to see your replies!

(Don’t forget Juliana’s offering up an e-arc in the prize list of her upcoming book HIS DARKEST EMBRACE – yowza! look at that cover teaser! – and a signed cover flat.)


  1. Giada M.
    July 15th, 2010 at 3:09 am · Link

    Great post! Couples who are complete opposites are interesting in my opinion, because they can share their knowledge, ideas, broaden their horizons like no other couples can do. Life gets more exciting knowing each other. And always getting along can be very boring. 😛

  2. Cybercliper
    July 15th, 2010 at 5:44 am · Link

    Can hardly wait for the next one. I loved His Darkest Hunger and am really looking forward to where the story is going. Compete opposites – always a winner – you can always expect fireworks from two opposing forces.

  3. Nikki B
    July 15th, 2010 at 7:29 am · Link

    Juliana…This sounds very interesting! I think opposites attract b/c you never know what to expect from the other person…and that can be very very hot! Can’t wait to read!

    Elisabeth…I tweeted you what I sent out to my followers! And added your widget on facebook here: http://www.facebook.com/?ref=home#!/profile.php?id=1528896575 On my sidebar. Still trying to figure out how to put it on my blog….

  4. Jane
    July 15th, 2010 at 7:46 am · Link

    I think couples who are complete opposites complement each other. Their personality differences make the relationship more fun.

  5. Christy M
    July 15th, 2010 at 8:55 am · Link

    Great post! I think opposites add spice to the story. And when they have to give and take from each other, it is fun to watch what little odds and ends changes they do to make the other happy!

  6. jeanette8042
    July 15th, 2010 at 9:48 am · Link

    Couples who are complete opposites are interesting because they have different opinions, views and characteristics that make it fun to read about, especially when they’re attempting to fight the attraction.

  7. MinnChica
    July 15th, 2010 at 10:48 am · Link

    I love the drama with couples who are complete opposites. I adore watching them come to grips with someone who is so completely different from themself, working through the complications of trying to understand each other… it just makes for great drama!! 🙂

  8. CrystalGB
    July 15th, 2010 at 10:52 am · Link

    I love it when couples are complete opposites. It makes their intereraction more interesting. With all the verbal sparring and sexual tension, it makes for a fantastic read.

  9. limecello
    July 15th, 2010 at 10:54 am · Link

    I love couples who are opposites because they complement each other so well – what one isn’t good at, the other is. Combined, they’re the whole package and can handle anything.
    And then there’s the fun bickering and disagreements, discussions and more that give you insight into the characters. It’s just nice to have some differences.

  10. Cathy M
    July 15th, 2010 at 11:08 am · Link

    I love characters that give us sparkage and ooze sexual chemistry. Add some great dialogue, a bit of snark, and it turns into a totally fascinating story.

  11. Joder
    July 15th, 2010 at 11:15 am · Link

    A couple who are opposites are more combustible. They bring out different facets of one another when they’re together which makes them more exciting.

  12. Ina
    July 15th, 2010 at 12:17 pm · Link

    Hi Juliana!
    thanks soooo much for being here – I’m currently in the middle of book 1 and wow, can’t wait to read on!!!
    ah, your question is quite difficult… I think the interesting part is that you know there will be problems they have to solve, you know there is no easy way and that they have to fight for their love.
    greetings, Ina

  13. Julie
    July 15th, 2010 at 12:45 pm · Link

    I like reading about leading couples who are essentially opposites mainly for the delicious tension…and even yummier resolutions! It’s also sweet to see them learn to live with each other. 🙂

  14. Linda Henderson
    July 15th, 2010 at 2:59 pm · Link

    There’s usually more fireworks between opposites, I find that very interesting. I think two people who are too alike aren’t nearly as interesting.

  15. delitealex
    July 15th, 2010 at 3:00 pm · Link

    I love to read about complete opposites. It’s fun to see what kind of compromises they sometimes have to make.

  16. Chelsea B.
    July 15th, 2010 at 3:39 pm · Link

    I think its just that–opposites make things interesting. The suprise facter, you know 🙂

  17. Froggy
    July 15th, 2010 at 5:34 pm · Link

    they always say oppisites attract….if your too alike then it would be too boring! 🙂

  18. Donna S
    July 15th, 2010 at 8:10 pm · Link

    I think it has to do with watching them come together in conflict and learn to work together. Or at least thats part of it. Makes the story more fun and exciting.

  19. Barbara Elness
    July 15th, 2010 at 9:08 pm · Link

    I think a couple who were exactly the same would be boring as hell. Give me complete opposites and let me watch the fur fly as they fight and then learn to work together as a team and utilize each others strengths.
    His Darkest Embrace sounds like a fantastic story and I can’t wait to read it.

  20. pambook
    July 15th, 2010 at 9:57 pm · Link

    Looking forward to the next one, Juliana.

    I think opposites makes things more interesting, each making the other see and/or experience things outside of their comfort zone, see the other side of things they may not have considered, each getting the other to possibly try something different.

  21. Lindsey Ekland
    July 16th, 2010 at 1:44 am · Link

    Couples need to be compatible which does not mean identical so opposites can work. As long as respect for differences exists there is no need to be joined at the hip.

  22. Carol L.
    July 16th, 2010 at 3:04 am · Link

    Congrats on Entwined Elizabeth. I think couples who are the opposite of one another get attracted to each other because there is still something of themselves that they see in the other person. The challenge is also an engaging game the couples would enjoy as well.
    Carol L.

  23. Marlene Breakfield
    July 16th, 2010 at 7:58 am · Link

    I think, that they are interesting because they complement each other. If one can’t do something, the other usually can.

  24. Julie swaney
    July 16th, 2010 at 6:30 pm · Link

    I can’t wait to read the next book!!!

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