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Monday, April 27, 2009:
Contest Alert: Shiloh Walker's "Chains" blog tour
Want to win $100 in free books?

To help promote her upcoming release, CHAINS, author Shiloh Walker is doing a dash through some of the blogs in romanceland, leaving behind excerpts. If you'd like to get entered to win a gift certificate for $100 (your choice from the online booksellers), all you have to do is visit the blogs, read the excerpts and leave a comment. The excerpts are in order, just visit the first blog, Karen Knows Best ( and go on from there!


An all new novel of erotic suspense...

They weren't friends. They weren't enemies. The only thing the three girls had in common was the high school they went to in Madison, Ohio -- until one tragic night. Now, fifteen years later, they're returning home where passion -- and danger -- await...

Renee Lincoln was the homecoming queen -- with the perfect boyfriend and the perfect life. After that horrible night, she rebelled the only way she knew how: by submitting to her wildest fantasies...

Tall, blonde, and athletic, Lacey Talbot was a golden girl with a bright future. She's found success as a photographer, but no man has ever been able to satisfy her. No man but the bad boy she left behind...

Sherra Salinger has always looked like a princess out of some fairy tale. The books she writes, though, stem from the nightmare of that one night. And she shrinks from any man's attention--especially the one stalking her...

They're coming back to Madison -- and it won't be happy reunion. There are three men, all dangerous in a different way. And when each of them surrender their bodies to the heat, when they succumb to desire, they'll find the safety they desperately need...

Excerpt (part four)

Lacey wasn’t entirely sure it was possible to focus on something else or somebody else when Seth Salinger was around. At least not for her.

Back in high school, he had been tall, on the thin side, with that brooding, sexy aura that drove teenaged girls nuts. He was still tall but not what one could call thin—lanky, maybe. Lean, definitely. Muscled shoulders strained at the shoulders of the simple, white cotton button-down he wore, long, lean legs in faded denim. As he absently pushed his hair back from his face, she noticed his hands and wrists.

Bony wrists—one of them adorned with a simple watch with a black band, an ordinary piece that could be bought at Sears for $25. Beautiful hands, no rings, nails clipped neat, but not manicured—she was getting damn tired of looking a man who spent more time on his appearance than she did.

Seth was sexy as all get-out, but it didn’t come from a two-thousand dollar suit, hours spent at the gym, baking under some hot lights to get that warm golden tone to his skin. It was just him.

Damn, she bet he’d be fun in front of a camera. She already knew he photographed very, very well…although Seth wasn’t aware of it. Those pictures were something she hadn’t ever shown anybody and they were her best work.

If she had the chance to do it again, do it right instead of sneaking pictures from a distance, she wondered what would happen. Were those pictures another fluke? Like that night?

The pictures she’d taken of him were sheer magic, but it wasn’t a fluke. She could do it again. Something inside her, that nagging, itchy need for her camera, started to burn. A couple of hours—if she had a couple of hours, Lacey could do it.

She knew she could. A few hours and she could find it. Find that elusive magic that had danced just out of her reach for so long.

That was what she wanted—what she needed. Finding that magic, that heat, that heart.

Heart…a memory, this one much more recent, rose up to taunt her.

You do beautiful work, Lacey. But it lacks heart.

It wasn’t her work that lacked heart—it was her.

Closing her eyes, she suppressed a sigh.

Yeah. She lacked heart. She lacked heat.


Visit It’s Not Chick Porn for the next excerpt. You can also visit Shiloh’s blog for details-the blog will be updated to include the live links for each of the participating blogs.

Disclaimer: Only one entry per household. Open to everybody, as long as the author is able to purchase/email you a gift certificate for one of the major online booksellers-Amazon,, Borders, Powell’s, etc. Winner’s name to be posted on Shiloh’s blog-author will ATTEMPT to notify the winner via email, but cannot be held accountable if her email bounces back- please make sure you enter the correct email and that you add Shiloh to your addy book to prevent problems. Void where prohibited. Please do not post to sweepstakes sites-the author reserves the right to end the contest at anytime, and likely will end it early if the contest ends up posted to sweepstakes sites.

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  1. Wow! This sounds better & better.

  2. Hmm wonder how long it has been since she lost her "heart".

  3. I am really enjoying this! What fun!!!

  4. Hi Stacy:

    Shiloh's book sounds amazing! The excerpts are sounding better and better. :)

    I've added it to my list already. :)

    Thank you for being one of the hosts - great contest.

    Warm Regards

  5. I love this. I'm off to read the next excerpt.

  6. This is getting better and better, off to the next excerpt.

  7. Just keeps getting better and better!! What a great contest.

  8. All these excerpts just make me want this book now!

  9. Is this book out yet??? Lol. I want it soon!!!!

  10. Lacey is a bit stalker-y herself if she has photos of him from afar and they're her best work... I hope at least she used a zoom lens!!! lol

  11. So good. Can't wait to read this book. :)

  12. Hi Stacy and Shiloh~

    This sure is a fun idea and I love visiting the different sites...there were even a couple that I had not visited before...and reading the great excerpts!

  13. Annnnd...of to the next excerpt!

  14. Sounds like there is plenty of heart in this story.

  15. I'm really enjoying this, Shiloh! Thanks, Stacy!


  16. Having a blast reading the excerpts, such a great way to learn about the story.

  17. Definitely a buy...

  18. I'm feeling a twist coming. Now must find out the reason for that feeling of hollowness ... and the significance of those drips. (I haven't known many significant drips in my life, so finding some of importance would be a refreshing change!)

  19. This contest is quite fun! Off to the next excerpt now!

  20. Each excerpt is better than the last

  21. Sounds so good! Great excerpt!

  22. I love the description of his hands. I really like a man's hands. They say a lot about the person. Still sounding great!

  23. Like that you let us see a little of the story to pull us in.

  24. Never had so many different excerpts for just one it!

  25. Shiloh's the best! I can't wait to read the whole book!
    -Halona Skaggs

  26. I'm kind of going backwards with the excerpts...I must head over to Karen's and read them in order :)

    I definitely liked the sound of this excerpt :)

  27. Each piece is better than the last.

  28. I'm imagining too here thoughts with all that being said in just that one sentence about her lacking heart. Emotional!

  29. Getting to be a drool fest for poor Seth here!!

  30. None of us will be any good by the time we meet our next hero, lol.

  31. I love this scavenger hunt; it's whetting my appetite for the real thing. Off to the next excerpt!

  32. vey nice excerpt/ love the cover


  33. Hmmm... a camera, a hot man, with whom she had a "fluke" with, and a need to get back her heat, her passion, her heart...

    I wonder how it all plays out :D

    I'm looking forward to it - it comes out tomorrow, right? Because I don't think I can wait!

  34. Another amazing excerpt.

  35. I really should be doing some work instead of blog hopping. But hey!

  36. Dang it - these excerpts make me want the book even more. Maybe I have to see if I can get next Tuesday off of work.

  37. Awesome! I'm off to the next :)

  38. Gets better and better!

  39. This is alot of fun and the excerpts are GREATTT!! Definitely a book for my TBR pile.

  40. All the excerpts just make me want this one more and more. I am really enjoying all the excerpts. :-)

    Larena (lrwirum)

  41. I am enjoying these, but wondering why Lacey's featured first if she wasn't the first in the back blurb.

  42. OK so now I am thinking that this is just going to be Lacey's story, and the other two will be next in a series?

  43. okay I need more.

  44. I love that she has pics of him and he doesn't know it yet lol.

  45. love it!

  46. I can't wait for the rest.

  47. This story pulls you right in!

  48. Bony hands. Nice hands. Fingers that can do....whatever

  49. lacking Passion... yea Right!
    can't wait to read as she refinds it.

  50. Love it!

  51. I would love to take some hot photos too :)
    I'm hooked!!!

  52. I can see this paper chase is a hit all round......
    and the book excepts have certainly hit the spot.

  53. I'm so lucky the book is already out!

  54. All these excerpts are such a tease!

  55. Seth is clearly the one that got away.

  56. The story an plot line is getting better and more intriguing.

  57. It just keeps gettin better.

  58. I love SETH!

    Chris R

  59. This is so fun! And great blogs to visit!

  60. These excerpts are getting better every time!

  61.'s just getting better. Now I'm really really itching. Must have book in hand. That's it! On to the next link to get teased yet again. I'm such a masochist.

  62. Shiloh, this is an awesome way to sell your book!!! LOL!!

    Robin in NC

  63. wow!
    sounds so good

  64. Gosh, I now have to have this book. It is on my MUST read list now.
    Vicki H

  65. This sounds so great!! Definitely going on the MUST read pile!!
    Loving it!
    Ashley A

  66. Wish the excerpts were a bit longer but I suppose then it would ake longer to get to them all !


  67. This excerpt is awesome- give me more!!!!

  68. Sounds great (even though I'm a little late to the party!)

  69. Leah T. - Wish I had seen this contest sooner! I am really loving the excerpts though. Can't wait to read the book.

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