Thursday, July 18, 2013

Things Happen In A Blink Of An Eye: The Hot Summer Romance Giveaway Hop Begins today

Things Happen In A Blink Of An Eye


Recently, while traveling back from Colorado, my husband and I had a near catastrophe happen in our motor home. We had just crossed over the state line into Texas when we blew out a steer tire on the driver’s side.


Now, I don’t know if anyone else has experienced this before, but to say it was scary is the understatement of the year.


Thankfully, my husband, who owns a trucking company and has driven big trucks for most of his life, knew exactly what to do. We were able to avoid hitting anyone while making it safely over to the shoulder of the road. But as a writer, well, naturally that got my creative juices flowing, (at least after I recovered from the fright).


I started thinking about other near misses and how most of the major events in life happen in the blink of an eye, both good and bad.


For instance, I fell in love with my husband in a blink of an eye. Yeah, I know, corny, but true. I read my first romance novel, was hooked, and knew (in a blink of an eye) that this was what I wanted to do with my over-active imagination that kept getting me in trouble, (thank goodness).


But for all the good moments that happen instantly, there are some bad ones that stand out as well.


My dad passed away in the blink of an eye the summer before I turned twenty-one. I still miss him even after all these years.


And, in a moment in time, the world changed forever, (at least for us American), after September 11, 2001. I will never forget where I was at that time when the first plane hit the World Trade Center and life, as we knew it, was gone in a vapor.

That's kind of the premise for all three of my contemporary romances that I will be giving away to one lucky winner:

In His Favorite Mistake, Brody Samuels fell in love with Reyna James in the blink of an eye. The only problem was, she was married to his best friend.

She was unforgettable to him the first moment that he met her and just as “off limits”. Reyna James was taken. How contemptible do you have to be to fall in love with his best friend’s wife?

That was the same question that Brody Samuels had wrestled with for more than eight months now since meeting Reyna James. But now everything had changed. Everything that he believed to be true about her, about Cade about their so-called perfect marriage was as dead as his friend.

At twenty years old life should only be just beginning but for Reyna twenty felt far too old and far too over. Living through eight months of a nightmare marriage that ended as violently as it began made it clear to her that she had never truly been in love with her husband Cade. There wasn’t any such thing as fairy tales and happily ever after as far as Reyna was concerned. The one thing in her life that has any meaning anymore was her growing friendship with Cade’s boss and close friend Brody Samuels. And it is quickly becoming the most important thing in the world to her.
In Sleeping With The Enemy, Kate Bradshaw realizes she has no idea the man she married in a blink of the eye is really her enemy.

Kate Bradshaw believes she's married the man of her dreams until she discovers the truth. Her marriage to Alec Bradshaw is built on lies and Alec's real reason for their worldwind romance and marriage has nothing to do with love.

In The Truth About Fairy Tales, Maggie Malone thought she knew exactly what she wanted in life until she came face to face with the bluest eyes in Texas and in the blink of an eye, her future changed.

It’s funny the things that go through your mind when you realize your future, or at least what you thought was your future is at stake. And everything that you’ve worked your whole life believing in isn’t really what you want after all.
This is the story of me - a little girl from Santa Anna, Texas, Maggie, short for Mary Margaret Malone. I’m the one who thought I could have it all. She just didn’t know at the time what that meant. This is my story.
It’s a love story, although I never really believed in all that fairy tale, love at first sight kind of stuff until I met Jackson Riley. You see life taught me at a very young age that such things as fairy tales don’t really exist for most people. Certainly not for me, a girl of the streets.

Don't forget to check out all the other great stories and giveaway at: The Hot Summer Romance Giveaway Hop begins July 18-21
Grand Prizes - We have two grand prizes. #1 is a Kindle Fire. #2 is a $50 gift certificate.
Other Prizes - Each participating author will be giving away their own prizes which will include ebooks, print books, gift cards, swag, bookmarks etc. I will be giving away an ebook copy of my three latest contemporary romances: His Favorite Mistake, Sleeping With The Enemy, The Truth About Fairy Tales.
Winners will be chosen on each individual within two days of the hop end. Grand prize winner will be announced in this time frame as well. An email will be sent out to announce the grand prize winners. Grand prize winners will be selected from post comments via random number generation.

Here are a list of participating authors:

Good luck:
Mary Eason


Not Everyones Mama said...

Those all look really good, I think ...if I had to choose.... today I would choose the truth about fairy tales... tomorrow, it might be another one. LOL Thank you! heather1974 at gmail dot com

Jessi said...

All of your books sounds very interesting. My TBR is piling up!


BLHmistress said...

I really love the sound of The Truth about Fairy Tales.


Swordlily said...

Thank you, Mary, for the giveaway! :)

Stacey said...

Mary, I'd have been terrified if that happened! Luckily your hubby was driving ;)

I've added the books to my TBR, thank you for sharing :)


Cassandra said...

They look great!
Thanks for the awesome giveaway!
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LhasaLuma said...

Thanks for the great giveaway/hop! Kyla Patton- kamclauc AT gmail DOT com

Book Attict said...

Thanks for the amazing giveaway!
elizabeth @ bookattict . com

JanD said...

His Favorite Mistake sounds like a good read.
bituin76 at hotmail dot com

strawberryrose said...

I like the sound of the truth about fairy tales. Thank you for the great giveaway.

Natasha said...

Thanks for the chance to win!
I would choose The Truth About Fairy Tales.
natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

Mel Bourn said...

Thanks for sharing your story. I can only imagine how scary that drive was. It is amazing how things can happen in the blink of an eye.

bournmelissa at hotmail dot com

Jennifer Mathis said...

wow thankful your hubby knew what to do

deasuluna said...

Good thing your husband knew what to do.Thanks for the chance at this great giveaway and for participating in the hop!


Juana said...

Thanks for being a part of this FUN blog hop.

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bn100 said...

Thanks for participating

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Janhvi said...


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Tanya conaway said...

The truth about fairytale sounds really goof

Tanya conaway said...

The truth about fairy tales sounds really good

Book Attict said...

Thanks for the amazing giveaway!
elizabeth @ bookattict . com

Rachel dosSantos said...

Thanks for participating in the hop and for a chance to win!

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Jessmartin said...

All 3 of those books look amazing and the covers are hott! Thank you so much for being a part of this hop and for giving me the opportunity to win! usmcwifey1(at)live(dot)com

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Wanda said...

thanks for the giveaway

Wanda said...

thanks for the giveaway

BookLady said...

Thanks for the great giveaway!