Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Warm up to Hot Summer by Judy Powell In The Cold Winter

Bookin' It Reviews in cooperation with Bewitching Blog Tours is proud to welcome author Judy Powell here today to offer up some warmth and some Christmas cheer during this cold December season.

Welcome Ms. Powell!

Judy Powell is a writer and marketing consultant living in Ontario, Canada.  Her first romance novel, Hot Summer, placed second in the Toronto Romance Writers Contemporary Romance Competition.  She has two additional romance novels in stores: Hot Chocolat, which is the sequel to Hot Summer and Some Like It Hot, her sensual romance.  An excerpt from Judy's first novel, Hot Summer, is featured in Canadian Voices – An Anthology of Prose and Poetry by Emerging Canadian Writers.
Judy loves to learn, and has Master’s degrees in Spanish, Marketing, Literature, and Creative Writing and a BA in International Business/Foreign Languages.  She loves to travel, and has lived and worked in various countries including France, Puerto Rico, the USA, Canada and Jamaica.  She has also travelled extensively throughout the Caribbean and Latin America.  International cultures are always featured in her work.  
Judy shares information on her books and learning resources at

Christmas time and romance.  What a great combination…the two things most likely to lift the spirit!

As we celebrate the festive season I’d like to share my version of a song that marries Christmas and romance, ‘The Twelve Days of Christmas’.  Mine will be called ‘The Five Days of Christmas’.  Now, corny or not, sing along with me.  After all, it’s the Christmas season!

“On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me
A boat cruise on a blue sea.

On the second day of Christmas my true love gave to me
Sexy lingerie and a boat cruise on a blue sea.

On the third day of Christmas my true love gave to me
A steamy romance novel, sexy lingerie and a boat cruise on a blue sea.

On the fourth day of Christmas my true love gave to me
Champagne in a bottle, steamy romance novel, sexy lingerie
And a boat cruise on a blue sea.

On the fifth day of Christmas my true love gave to me
Five diamond rings!!!!
Champagne in a bottle, steamy romance novel, sexy lingerie
And a boat cruise on a blue sea…”

Now go sing this for your partner.  You never know, you may get some or all of the above.

Happy holidays!

Back Of The Book
Hot Summer
Judy Powell
Genre: Sizzling Romance

Available at: Amazon 

A hot-tempered spitfire and a strong-willed, arrogant man – put them together and sparks fly!

After her first embarrassing encounter Summer Jones vows to stay away from suave, sexy and oh, so arrogant Lance Munroe.  But then she ends up working for the man.  Her quick temper and sharp tongue keep landing her in hot water with him but no matter how hard she tries she can’t deny her growing attraction for him.  Then they go on a business trip to Jamaica – and that’s when things get really hot.

Lance is intrigued  by the feisty woman who practically tells him off  the first time they meet.  When they begin working together he realizes how much he enjoys the challenge of taming the little tigress.  But, before he knows it, he’s the one caught in the snare of passion.  The tables are turned – the tigress has tamed the lion.

For a sizzling romance, follow Summer and Lance from Chicago to Jamaica and be swept away in the thrill of their hot summer.

Enjoy a nice excerpt from Hot Summer


Summer’s breath came in shallow gasps as she sat still, not feeling she could move even if she wanted to. She was like a bird frozen in the mesmerizing stare of a snake, knowing it was about to be eaten alive but not able to make a move to save its own life.

She moaned and closed her eyes as his lips stroked the sensitive skin then moved to the base of her throat where he licked softly and gently. She didn’t realize that she was still clutching the handkerchief tightly in her hand until she felt his strong fingers pry hers open to pull it away so that he could seduce her palm with his thumb.

“Relax, baby.” He moved his lips up her neck and to her ear.  “You’re so tense. Just relax.”

As he spoke he pushed her back gently into the plush pillows and began to nibble her ear lobe. He gave a lick just behind her ear and shock waves ran down her spine.

“Oh, God,” she breathed, “what are you doing to me?”

“What someone should have done to you a long time ago, Summer Jones,” he whispered.  “Teach you what it means to be a woman.”

He dipped his head and slid his lips back down her neck, over her collar bone and down to that oh, so sensitive place between the curves of her breasts. Here he paused and she held her breath, eyes shut tight, wondering if he was going to stop now. She prayed he wouldn’t.

She was not disappointed. An involuntary gasp escaped her lips as he slipped a warm tongue down her cleavage, sliding it between the orbs and teasing her soft flesh until her body screamed and she felt she would die from the sweet sensation. She grabbed the back of his head and pressed him into her, wanting more of the pleasure, more of the sweetness.

Visit the other participating blogs is this tour:

Dec 1 Tour Kickoff

Dec 2 Excerpt
Riverina Romantics

Dec 4 Promo

Dec 6 Guest Blog
Getting Naughty Between the Stacks

Dec 6 Promo

Dec 7 Guest Blog and review

Dec 8 Guest Blog

Dec 10 Guest Blog and review
Lissette E. Manning

Dec 11 Guest Blog
Lisa’s World of Books

Dec 12 Guest Blog
My Bookish Fairy Tale

Dec 13 Promo with Excerpt
Reader Girls

Dec 14 Interview
Kay Dee Royal Site.

Dec 15 Guest Blog
Bookin' It Reviews ~

Dec 16 Interview
Among the Muses

Dec 17 Guest Blog
- Coffee Beans & Love Scenes

Dec 18 Promo and Guest Blog
The Ramblings of Amy –

Dec 19 Interview
Meredith Allard

Dec 29 Interview

1 comment:

  1. Thanks so much for featuring me on your blog.
    I wish for you and your readers a wonderful Christmas season!


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