(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.)

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 – won by Diana (day 5 winner)
Unbridled by Beth Williamson
Huddle With Me Tonight by Farrah Rochon
Relentless by Lauren Dane – won by Minnchica (day 7 winner)
Revelation (ecopy) by Lauren Dane – won by Pam K (day 8 winner) 
Sunrise in A Garden of Love & Evil by Barbara Monajem – won by Barbara E (day 3 winner)
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 – won by Robin L (day 2 winner)
Ancient Whispers by Marie-Claude Bourque
Forged of Shadows by Jessa Slade – won by Cyberclipper (day 5 winner)
Shadow Bound by Erin Kellison – won by Giada (day 3 winner)
Lord of Pleasure & $10 Starbucks Gift Card from Delilah Marvelle – won by Jody F (day 7 winner)
$20 Borders Gift Card from Joan Swan – won by Limecello (day 1 winner)
Deadly Fear by Cynthia Eden won by Nikki (day 6 winner)
Forbidden Highlander by Donna Grant – won by Julie (day 4 winner)

Today is another Two-Fer:

First up is Michelle M. Pillow!

Michelle’s latest release is ANIMAL INSTINCTS:

The wild thing she saved is the man she’ll desire most.

Eve Matthews, head veterinarian at Jameson Wildlife Rescue and Preserve, measures success by no one’s rules but her own—much to her rich parents’ distress. A life filled with animals means she’s rarely alone. Still, a little human contact of the male variety would be nice.

The only one in her life right now is Midnight, a black panther she brought back from the brink of death. She doesn’t think twice about bringing him home to keep an eye on him. Changing clothes in front of his golden eyes. Confessing her deepest fantasies to his alert ears. It’s not as if he’ll ever tell anyone her secrets.

Forced to watch her every move, listen to her every word, Viktor is in torment, trapped in panther form while he heals. He aches to fill her nights with the pleasure she craves, but to shift too soon risks death. Until the night she pleasures herself, and he can take no more.

They come together in a cataclysm too fierce to be a dream. But the shifter who left Viktor for dead is drawing near, determined to finish the job he started.

Learn more about Michelle

And next up is Anthea Lawson!

Anthea Lawson – You do what with your husband?

It’s unusual, certainly, and challenging. People give us funny looks when we tell them, then blink and say things like “And you’re still happily married? I would have murdered my spouse if we tried that.”

No, it’s not an extreme sport or something kinky. Are you sure you really want to know? All right, brace yourselves.

We co-author historical romances together.

That’s right, we’re a husband-wife romance-writing team. Hey, there are lots of married co-authors out there! We know of at least, er… two besides us.

We didn’t plan on writing together, but like many projects that one of us starts, the other gives it a look and says “hmm, that seems interesting.” The journey has certainly been more than interesting – it’s been exciting, sometimes challenging, and full of discovery. Writing romance helps keep our own relationship strong by reminding us that our connection to others, especially our mates, is one of the most important things there is.

Our spicy Victorian-set romances feature strong heroines, a dash of exotic locale, and, of course, strong and sexy heroes. Check out our RITA-nominated debut novel PASSIONATE here, and visit us at http://www.anthealawson.com to find out more about us and our writing.

What is the craziest thing you’ve ever done (or almost done) with your significant other?


(To be entered into today’s drawing, answer Anthea’s question above. Two authors, two winners, two prizes!)


  1. Jane
    July 21st, 2010 at 1:14 am · Link

    After college, we thought about eloping, but luckily we didn’t because we were too young.

  2. Nikki B
    July 21st, 2010 at 4:52 am · Link

    Now if I told what the craziest thing the hubby and I have done…it could spell trouble for us 🙂 So well will just say in involved a car (not ours), a few tools and a lot of drinks beforehand!

  3. Amy S
    July 21st, 2010 at 4:56 am · Link

    Hmm…me and my hubby are rather boring when it comes to being crazy. I think the craziest thing we did would have to be when we eloped to Niagara Falls, we were married in the minister’s house and then decided that because it was such a nice day that we would go on The Maid of the Mist IN OUR WEDDING CLOTHES! The lady selling us out tickets even jokingly said to us: “Wow, you guys are awful dolled up to get wet!” HAHA! Best day EVER!!!

  4. Jeanette Juan
    July 21st, 2010 at 8:54 am · Link

    Well my boyfriend and I had a lot of drinks at a friend’s birdthday party and let’s just say all the women in the restaurant weren’t able to go to the restroom for a while.

  5. Ina
    July 21st, 2010 at 9:30 am · Link

    *örks* it seems my life is quite boring, because I can’t remember such a thing 😳 🙄 not a single one… what a shame *hiding*

  6. Anthea Lawson
    July 21st, 2010 at 10:02 am · Link

    We’re loving the stories! You guys are inspiring — from the hijinks to the romantic, they ALL should be in romance novels. 🙂 And don’t worry Ina, I’m sure many adventures still await you.

  7. Marlene Breakfield
    July 21st, 2010 at 10:33 am · Link

    I went on a gravitron, even though I have motion sickness. It did not end well.

  8. Donna S
    July 21st, 2010 at 10:39 am · Link

    We thought about getting married in Vegas while on vacation a couple times. We also though about getting matching tattoos while also in Vegas. I think I am sensing a theme. Hmm…

  9. CrystalGB
    July 21st, 2010 at 12:26 pm · Link

    We went on an atv ride up in the mountains above our house that scared me silly. I was so glad when it was over.

  10. Cathy M
    July 21st, 2010 at 12:42 pm · Link

    I usually leave the wild and crazy stuff to my hubby and two son’s. But I would say the craziest thing we ever did together was when we rented mountain bikes in Maui and went down some big ass mountain. For fun!!! Scared me to death, and was definitely a one time only, never again to be repeated adventure, lol.

  11. Chelsea B.
    July 21st, 2010 at 2:49 pm · Link

    I’ll pass this over to the next commenter…. 😉

  12. Christy M
    July 21st, 2010 at 3:59 pm · Link

    Okay, so I won’t completely spell it out, but it involved me and hubby, the woods, a bike, a hill and bare chests!!

  13. MinnChica
    July 21st, 2010 at 5:23 pm · Link

    Oh man, the hubby and I are somewhat boring compared to everyone else here… I would say the craziest thing we ever did would be a toss up between going sky diving together, or having to pull over on the way back from Mexico for a quickie! :mrgreen:

  14. Julie
    July 22nd, 2010 at 12:32 am · Link

    Wow, I feel unadventurous. I think the closest thing crazy thing I’ve ever done was sneak around with someone my family definitely did not approve of…which made necking in the car in front of my house an extremely stupid move.

  15. Mariska
    July 22nd, 2010 at 1:04 am · Link

    A week with my old boyfriend (now he’s my hubby 😀 ) on a secret vacation without anyone in my family knew about it ❗

  16. Lindsey Ekland
    July 22nd, 2010 at 1:53 am · Link

    I wish I had something to contribute but lead a fairly mundane life.

  17. Julie swaney
    July 22nd, 2010 at 9:21 am · Link

    My hubby asked me everyday for 17 months. We were already living together. The day I said yes, we drove across the state line and was married by 2:30 that afternoon. I couldn’t believe that we did it. We wer both in our mid to late 20’s at the time

  18. Fedora
    July 22nd, 2010 at 1:06 pm · Link

    I’m with Lindsey–we’re pretty boring people 😉 No secret vacations or elopements or ATVing… The helicopter pilot on our island flyover even had to cut the ride short because I got airsick ;(

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