Summer Seduction Blog Hop – My Sexy Summer


Welcome to the Summer Seduction Blog Hop! There are lots of fabulous giveaways from authors and book bloggers who love erotic romance. Be sure to hop along as you can and check everyone out. Along the way you will have opportunities to earn more entries for the big hop prizes:

A $75 Gift Card + a 7 ebook bundle or a 10 ebook bundle

So, just click the banner above to start hopping! Within three days of the hop’s end on Aug 21st at midnight eastern time we will select the 2 winners of the overall hop and notify them via email as well as post their names on the site. The two winners will have three days to respond or another winner will be selected for their prize. Click here to enter the main Rafflecopter Giveaway

The giveaway for MY blog stop is a $5 Amazon gift card (electronic-only/emailed). You get 1 entry for leaving a comment here (mandatory). Optional entries include following me (@LaylaTarar) on Twitter (2 entries), and liking my author page (TaraQuanAuthor) on Facebook (2 entries).  Please mention in your comment if you took advantage of one or both of the other options. At the end of the hop, I will assign each entry a number and use a random number generator to pick a winner. Please include a contact email in your comment.


My Sexy Summer

She took a long sip from her champagne flute. Her floppy wide-brimmed hat danced in the desert wind. The match was exhilarating—the hard pounding of hooves, the crack of mallet against ball. Within seconds players raced from one end of the field to the other, chasing an elusive white target smaller than their fists. The even grass stood in stark contrast to sandy dunes. Spectators milled about as waiters circulated glass-filled trays carrying copious amounts of alcohol.

This is the first paragraph from my recent contemporary romance release, More Than Strangers. It was inspired by an actual summer day I spent in Dubai not so long ago. It had been over a hundred degrees Fahrenheit at the equestrian club, but I remember being surrounded by beautiful people who looked like they had just walked out of a Polo Ralph Loren photo shoot.

Since I have an active imagination, I couldn’t help but wonder what would happen if one of those gorgeous women slipped away with a polo player after the match. Tall and lanky, with sweat-drenched hair, rippling muscles, and intense gazes, those guys were certainly sigh-worthy. The romance author in me filled in a back story. A man who could afford to own those gorgeous pampered ponies would be rich and powerful, and he probably wouldn’t object to sneaking a kiss or two by the stables.

And thus my quick little novella set in Dubai was born–it acquired some suspense by the end, but the beginning is all about a sexy summer day in a scorching Middle Eastern desert. (My actual day was less sexy, but still quite fun.)

And this concludes my stop on the blog hop. Check out the other participants by clicking the Summer Seduction Blog Hop banner (or here). The blog stop right after mine is Romance Author Krista Ames.


30 responses to “Summer Seduction Blog Hop – My Sexy Summer

  1. Hi, Tara! I loved your snippet and the info about you! I follow you on Twitter and I Twittered you about this hop! lol I also liked your Facebook page and have been following your blog. You are awesome!

  2. Thank you for the Amazing Giveaway !
    I followed you on Twitter as well as FB, both under Sierra Mcbride. : )

  3. It that’s how your imagination works, I am really glad it does. 🙂 Twitter and Facebook follower. 🙂 Thank you!

  4. Thank you for the chance to win. I liked you on facebook

    fencingromein at hotmail dot com

  5. Sounds like a great jumping off point. I liked you on facebook (Jessica Szigethy) and twitter (ydressup).

    jess820 at gmail dot com

  6. Dubai sounds intriguing, and so does the story!


  7. Samantha Loving

    Thanks for the giveaway and being a part of the blog hop!

    followed (@samiloving) and liked (samantha loving)

  8. Nice teaser, always wanted to go to Dubai.

    liked fb-Dawna Newman


  9. Thank you for the giveaway and for being apart of the summer blog hop!
    I’m now following you on Twitter (@aznangel_dd) and have liked your FB page (Diana Doan).

  10. Liked your fb page Nicole K

  11. Thanks for the snippett.
    Liked your FB page JeanPatton
    Following twitter jeanniemp
    skpetal at hotmail dot com

  12. Thanks for the excerpt!! 😉

    followed on FB as Dawn Froggy Saenz
    followed on twitter as froggarita

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  13. Thanks for the giveaway and sharing the excerpt. I’m following on twitter (@meryvamp)

  14. Thanks for sharing the excerpt 🙂 seems interesting …
    Email Following
    Twitter @BeckeyWhite
    FB BeckeyWhite


  15. Hi Tara! Dubai seemed fun 🙂

    I’ve started following you on Twitter (as @satchmoi)
    and on Facebook.

  16. Nice excerpt

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

  17. Enjoyed the BTS about More Than Strangers.
    bituin76 at hotmail dot com

  18. I’m following on Twitter and FB.
    Thanks for the hop and giveaway.

  19. Thanks for the giveaway.
    magic5905 at embarqmail dot com

  20. Hmm, i’ve never read a novel set in Dubai before… It would be interesting.

    spamscape [at] gmail [dot] com

  21. Wow, you made polo sound really sexy! Thanks for the giveaway!
    pinkbonanza{ AT }gmail{ DOT }com

  22. Thanks for the giveaway!
    twitter: @books4me2

    books4me67 at ymail dot com

  23. Thanks for participating in the hop.


  24. Hi, Tara!
    Thank you for being part of this great hop! I’m already a follower on both twitter and facebook 🙂
    FB: Renata Sbr
    Twitter: @RenataSbr


  25. followed by Fb. Thanks for sharing the hop and the giveaways. evamillien at gmail dot com

  26. This has been a great way to spend a vacation day! Thanks for being on the hop.
    FB: Mel Bourn
    Twitter: @MelCamino5

  27. sounds like a fun day thanks for the hop! – regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

  28. Followed on FB on twitter! Thanks for the hop and giveaway! kamclauc AT gmail DOT com

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