Thursday, May 19, 2016

Special excerpt for A Wedding at Meadows Shore by Eva Charles

Today I have a special excerpt for the contemporary romance novel, A Wedding at Meadows Shore by Eva Charles.

During her virtual book tour, Eva will be awarding a $50 Amazon or Barnes and Noble (winner’s choice) gift card to a lucky randomly drawn winner. To be entered for a chance to win, use the form below. To increase your chances of winning, feel free to visit her other tour stops and enter there, too.

A little bit about the author:
Eva Charles is the author of the multi-titled Meadows Shore Series that chronicles the lives and loves of the Clayton-Harrington family. She invites you to visit their beloved Meadows Shore nestled in the charming seaside town of Fair Harbor, where you’ll enjoy love, laughter, loyalty, and an abundance of mouth-watering food, Portuguese style.

After being a confirmed city-girl for more than thirty-five years, Eva moved to beautiful western Massachusetts in 2014. There, she found herself living in the woods with no job, no friends (unless you count the turkeys, deer, and coyotes roaming the backyard), and no children underfoot, wondering what on earth she’d been thinking. But as it turned out, it was the perfect setting to take all those yarns spinning in her head and weave them into a romantic tale.

When she’s not writing, trying to squeeze information out of her tight-lipped sons, or playing with the two cutest dogs you’ve ever seen, Eva’s creating chapters in her own love story.

A little bit about the novel:
Meadows Shore is the childhood home of the five Clayton sisters and the six Harrington brothers, the family seat where these irresistible characters gather regularly…or whenever they need the comfort of Portuguese home cooking and the love and wisdom of elder women.

After Sophie Clayton catches her husband in bed with a young intern, she creates a new life for herself as the executive director of a failing domestic violence agency. It’s the perfect job for a woman born to fix everything. A friend’s broken heart, a tattered agency, a flat tire—she’ll roll up her sleeves and make it as good as new. Sophie rarely encounters anything she can’t fix…until she meets the devastatingly handsome and insufferably arrogant, Max Parker. One of Boston’s most eligible bachelors, he’s never without a stunning young woman on his arm and in his bed.

When Sophie’s forced to deal with Max, sparks fly, and somewhere in the crossfire of verbal daggers and clever barbs, she discovers his darkest secret.


Excerpt from A Wedding at Meadows:

His voice took on a husky, seductive quality. “The women I date aren’t interested in my body, Sophie. What interests them is how I pleasure their bodies.”

She stared deep into his icy blue eyes and snickered.

Max never missed even the smallest of details. They were often the difference between success and getting your hat handed to you. Tonight, he noticed Sophie’s eyes betray her, even as she mocked him. Her pupils were dilated, the rich, whiskey-colored irises nearly overtaken by black. I have her attention.

Embolden by her body’s reaction, he took a step closer. He was so close that if she’d been breathing, her breath would’ve warmed his skin. “I can bring much more to your bed than my father does. So…much…more…” He drew out the words, emphasizing each in a voice that oozed sex. “And though I’m not an easy man to impress, I’m sure you’d have no trouble persuading me to finance your agency. None at all,” he drawled.

Neither of them spoke for a long moment, maybe two. The air was charged. The silence dangled between them like a ripe peach, fragrant and swollen, tempting the weakest among them to reach for it first.

“What do you think?” he asked softly, ending the silence.

While waiting for her response, a calculated kind of wait, he resisted the urge to lift his hand and run his fingers through the strands of hair that’d come loose, softly framing her face.

“I think you really are an ass.”

With that, she turned and walked away. Leaving him to gape at her magnificent back.


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16 comments:

Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thanks for hosting!

Mai T. said...

If you were asked to pen a screenplay for one of your novels, would you be interested in doing it?

Eva Charles said...

Lisa, Thank you for hosting A Wedding at Meadows Shore today! I'll be available for much of the day to answer questions from readers. I also have a question for them: Food figures prominently in the novel, dessert in particular, what is your favorite dessert?

Eva Charles said...

Hello Mai! A screenplay--I guess dreams have to begin somewhere! Adapting a novel to a screenplay is an art, and takes skills that I don't have. And although I'm always up for a challenge, at this early stage in my career,I think it's better to leave the screenplay in more qualified hands.

Anonymous said...

I love baking and cooking, so I have too many! Lately I'm craving chocolate cake, and enjoy making ice cream. Cookies are probably the best all-occasion dessert, though...

--Trix

Victoria Alexander said...

Great post, I'm looking forward to read this one! Thanks for sharing :)

Nikolina said...

This is a must-read!! Thank you for the reveal!

Eva Charles said...

Hi Trix, I love cooking and baking, too! My all time favorite dessert is creme brulee, but I've never made it at home.

Eva Charles said...

Hello Victoria, thank you so much for following the tour. Good luck with the contest!

Eva Charles said...

Thank you, Nikolina! Thank you for commenting from across the world! My favorite thing about the internet is that it's made our big world so much smaller.

Becky Richardson said...

Sounds like a great read.

Kim said...

Okay. This excerpt made me laugh. I loved that she called him an ass and walked away.

Eva Charles said...

Hi Kim--Well, let's just say if the shoe fits...

Eva Charles said...

Thanks, Becky! I'm hoping readers enjoy Sophie and Max's story.

Eva Charles said...

Lisa, Thank you for allowing me to spend time on your blog connecting with readers. Have a lovely weekend!

James Robert said...

Thanks for the terrific giveaway and hope you have an outstanding weekend.