Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Book Giveaway: RIPTIDE by Margaret Carroll

RIPTIDE by Margaret Carroll

Out now from Avon

RIPTIDE is a novel of psychological intrigue set in New York’s sizzling summer community of the Hamptons, where a wealthy young widow is about to be named a 'person of interest’ in the drowning death of her husband.

Christina Cardiff, whose stay in rehab has been cut short, discovers she must fight to regain custody of her son while struggling to maintain her newfound sobriety and find a way through the cloud of intrigue surrounding her husband’s shocking death.

In the novel’s chilling twists, Christina pieces together the secrets of her husband’s final weeks and days, and the role played in their marriage by her dark and mysterious lover, Danny Cisco. The answers threaten her future, her sanity and even her life . . .

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She couldn't shake the feeling that snakes were slithering around her bare feet. She ran, leaving the relative shelter of the dunes behind, emerging onto the open expanse that was the strand.


Normally, the strand stretched forty feet, from the leading edge of the dune to the tide's edge.


Not tonight. Her feet landed in water just steps below the dune.


The waves shouldn't be breaking this close to shore


The wind and the rain made it too dark to see.


Breathing heavy, Christina retreated a few steps into the soft heavy sand at the base of the dune behind her.
The beach moved and groaned with shifting shadows and wind and bits of white flashing at the line of breakers, close by in the dark.


Too close.


Cold spray flew through the air, coating her face, stinging her eyes.


The beach was alive with sound and wind and blowing, twisting sand.


A shape emerged, looming large and dark.


Fear gripped the base of her neck and fired through her nerve endings like an electric current.


Interested?

What book hero would you like to wake up in bed with? ;-)


Post away, one entry per person. I'll pick a winner Sunday night. Good luck.

19 comments:

sherry said...

I would love to wake up in bed with any of the Dark Hunter's from Sherrilyn Kenyon's books. But if I had to choose just one it would be Valerius from Seize the Night. I love him he sounds so sexy.

Razlover's Book Blog said...

Wow definately a book I would love to read since it's one of my favorite genres!

I would love to wake up in bed with Zarek from Sherrilyn Kenyon's Dark Hunter series and Zsadist from J.R. Ward's Black Dagger Brotherhood series.

CallMeKayla said...
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CallMeKayla said...

Max Roper from Roxanne st. Claire's Bullet Catcher series. YUMM!! Can I chose more? It could be a party ;) V from JRWard's BDB series and Shade from Larissa Ione's Demonica series (the two BDSM boys)

donnas said...

Sounds good.

My pick would be Roarke from the In Death series.

Karen H in NC said...

Oh lordy me....so many hot men, so little time! Rhett Butler (because he's hot and dashing) or Mr Darcy (because he's just hot)...hard to decide which one I prefer!

Estella said...

Has to be roarke from JD Robbs Death series.

Lady_Graeye said...

It has to be either Roarke or The Men from J.R.Wards BDB Series!

iheartbooks said...

I would love to wake up next to Noah from Gentlemen Prefer Succubi. Angels are hot!

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Syeda Nessa said...

I would love to wake up with Christine Feehan's Dark Legend.

Sue A. said...

I liked to find one of Linda Howard's heroes there!

Linda Henderson said...

Well hands down that would be Roarke from J.D.Robb's In Death series. Her descriptions of him let us know that he is totally hot and has an Irish accent to boot. What more could you want.

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Pat L. said...

Rome from Sarah's Child -Linda Howard.

tetewa said...

My choice would be Ranger from The Stephanie Plum series!

Stuff Rhys Likes said...

It's a tough choice, but I'd say Colin Bridgerton from Julia Quinn's 'Romancing Mister Bridgerton'. It's been a while since I read it, but he was a fantastic hero.

~Lindy

pixie13 said...

Rhett Butler is pretty hot. So is Sherrilyn Kenyon's Acheron.

etirv said...

My pick: Leo from Shery Thomas' Not Quite a Husband!

Armenia said...

Sounds intriguing.

My book hero to wake up to would definitely be Daegus MacKeltar from KMM's Dark Highlander . He's so devilishly seductive.

Lori T said...

Any one of JR Ward's Black Dagger Brotherhood. In particular, V or Zsadist!