Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Spring into Romance: Katie Reus (Love Letter/Giveaway)

Good morning lovelies! Today for our Spring into Romance event I would like to welcome back the fabulously talented and wickedly witty Katie Reus! Katie us joining us with her recent release of Protector's Mate and a few lover letters bewteen the hero and heroine of her story. You can check out my review of this title >here< when you're done, and don't forget to enter the giveaway at the end. Enjoy!


Thanks so much to Crystal for asking me to blog here today! When Crystal asked me to be part of ‘Spring into Romance’ and told me the topic was love letters, I was all over it.

Protector’s Mate is my most recent paranormal release from Harlequin Nocturne Cravings. In this novella Felicia and Alaric (the main characters) get to know one another largely through email while she’s in Afghanistan working as a nurse. This all happens before the actual story starts but it sets the stage for how this couple comes to know one another. It really resonated with me since my husband and I got to know each other better through email when he was overseas with the military (before and after we were married).

For my blog post today I decided to show a conversation that takes place after Protector’s Mate between Felicia and Alaric. Don’t worry, if you haven’t read the story, this doesn’t contain any spoilers. It’s just a little insight into what their relationship and personalities are like. Hope you enjoy!

From: Alaric
To: Felicia Serna
Sent: Thursday, March 29, 2012 8:14 PM
Subject: Miss you

Message:

I’ll be home tomorrow around 9. Miss you. Be waiting on our bed. No clothes necessary.

A


From: Felicia Serna
To: Alaric
Sent: Thursday, March 29, 2012 8:45 PM
Subject: re: Miss you

Message:

Really? That’s what I get after a week apart? Kinda weak, hun. If you want me naked you’ll have to try harder than that.

Love,
Felicia


From: Alaric
To: Felicia Serna
Sent: Thursday, March 29, 2012 9:15 PM
Subject: re: Miss you

Message: Does the attached picture change your mind?

For readers, this picture has been redacted as it is highly inappropriate and shows some nekkid goodness.


From: Felicia Serna
To: Alaric
Sent: Thursday, March 29, 2012 9:45 PM
Subject: re: Miss you

Message:

Some days it’s hard to believe you’re 500 years old. That email is even weaker!

Love,
Felicia


From: Alaric
To: Felicia Serna
Sent: Thursday, March 29, 2012 10:06 PM
Subject: re: Miss you

Message:

Weaker?! Maybe the attachment didn’t come through clearly. I’m sending you another one from a better angle. Seriously, no clothes tomorrow night. Don’t want to waste time taking them off you.

A


From: Felicia Serna
To: Alaric
Sent: Thursday, March 29, 2012 10:18 PM
Subject: re: Miss you

Message:

I don’t even want to know how you managed to take that picture by yourself.

Yesterday and into early this morning I got to assist Levi with my first pack birth. Twins. *shudder* Even after everything I saw in Afghanistan, after watching and helping the mother go through twenty hours of labor, I’m wiped out. I can only imagine how tired she is.

So how was the trip? I’ve missed talking to you.

Love,
Felicia


From: Alaric
To: Felicia Serna
Sent: Thursday, March 29, 2012 10:36 PM
Subject: re: Miss you

Message:

The pack is lucky to have you as a nurse. Levi better not work you too hard. In fact, I might have a talk with him when I get home.

Trip was long and tiring and there are too many things I can’t put in this email but I’ll tell you as soon as I’m home. I missed you so much I’m dying to see and touch you. I want to kiss every single inch of you. Then repeat. All I’ve thought about this last week was our last night together. You’re the best thing that ever happened to me. Some days I wake up and I’m afraid what we have is all a dream. Counting down the seconds until I see you.

Love you,
A


From: Felicia Serna
To: Alaric
Sent: Thursday, March 29, 2012 10:39 PM
Subject: re: Miss you

Message:

See attached picture. (This picture has also been redacted because of naked inappropriateness)

p.s. If you even think about talking to Levi, this picture is the last time you’ll get to see this for a while.

I love you too,
Felicia

Thanks for stopping by today! One random commenter will win a digital copy of Protector’s Mate.

Protector’s Mate official blurb: 
After two years in a war zone, werewolf Felicia Serna has finally returned to find another pack has taken over her territory…and the new second-in-command is the very man who haunts her fantasies.
Alaric has wanted Felicia from the moment he laid eyes on her, and now he’s ready to claim her. When a threatening shifter begins stalking them, he’s determined to protect her…even if it means putting his seduction on hold. But even in the heat of danger, their red-hot passion cannot be denied.

A little about me: I’ve been reading romance from a young age—ever since I discovered my mom’s hidden stash. Luckily the addiction stayed with me into adulthood. I write paranormal romance and sexy romantic suspense for Carina Press, Harlequin Nocturne, and NAL/Signet Eclipse. To learn more about me please visit my website, my blog, facebook or find me on twitter @katiereus






~*GIVEAWAY*~
As Katie mentioned above, she is giving away one digital copy of Protector's Mate to one readers. To enter, just leave a comment on this post and then fill out the RaffleCopter below. Additional entries are available but not required. Good luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway



39 comments:

Michelle Grogan said...

I loved it!! The emails going back and forth brought a smile to my face - and so early in the morning too!!! Just the letters alone have made me interested in this story and I want to know more about Felicia and Alaric.

Great job!

Jennifer_After_Dark said...

I do like the sound of the book, and would love to read it. thanks for sharing, I loved the chatting back and forth the flirting, makes the charries seem more real.
Jennifer B.

LorettaLynn//Temprance said...

Nice, this sounds great, i like how they do the talking. I am looking forward to reading it :)

remykat6 said...

Just from those emails I can not wait to read more of it! Just reading the emails brought a smile to my face and laugh.

jeanna collins said...

Can't wait. Just ordered first one. Excited.

jeanna collins said...

Can't wait. Just ordered first one. Excited.

Wendy Lohr said...

Love the e-mail exchange...but I really wanted to see Alaric's pics! *pouts a little* lol Thanks for the great giveaway! The book sounds awesome and is on my TBR list.

Vanessa N. said...

LOL! Love the conversation and can't wait to find out more about the characters. I already think they are a great couple. Thanks for the giveaway.

mythic021@gmail.com

Chrisbails said...

Congrats on the new release. This new book looks great. Have not read any of Katie's books, but have heard great things about them. Would love to win and read this book. Thanks for the giveaway.
christinebails@yahoo.com

erin said...

Thanks for the very fun and romantic "letters". I'm definitely going to go check out this book, it sounds awesome!

Thanks for the giveaway!

The_Book_Queen said...

I've never read one of your books, Katie, bu they're going on my list! Love the banter between the hero and heroine in these messages--I look forward to reading more of the same in your books! :)

Enjoy,
TBQ
TBQ's Book Palace

Joanne said...

What great emails. You can really tell that Alaric and Felicia love each other. I enjoyed the banter between them. Protector's Mate sounds amazing. Can't wait to read it. Thanks for the giveaway.

Joanne B
e.balinski(at)att(dot)net

Vanessa theJeepDiva said...

I LOVE Alaric! Had to stop by to read some of his emails. This is a great feature y'all are doing with the love letters. Not entering the giveaway. I have already read & loved this book.

Karen C said...

Oh, yeah - loved the emails! Congratulations, Katie, on the release of Protector's Mate. It's a great blurb and left me wanting more. Adding to the TBR list now.
k(dot)cherub(at)gmail(dot)com

Laurie said...

Loved the emails, sound like you have another winner on your hands! I so enjoyed Aplha Instinct and I can't wait to read this too! Thanks for the giveway!

Heather said...

This looks like such a great book! Bummed about the redacted "nekkid goodness" from the emails, though :(

*yadkny* said...

That was seriously the cutest exchange of emails I've ever seen between two lovebirds:) Can't wait to read the story to actually meet the couple!

yadkny@hotmail.com

Krystal Larson said...

The emails are so cute! Thank you very much for the chance to win! edysicecreamlover18@gmailDOTcom

Sophia Rose said...

Ha! Modern communication is great to further a relationship. That was too good. Thanks for sharing!

sophiarose1816@gmail.com

Tore said...

Thanks for the giveaway. I would love to read this book. It sounds very good. Tore923@aol.com

AprilAlvey said...

Wow Loved it i have got to have this book. butterfli262002@yahoo.com

Julianne said...

Sharing love letters between book characters is something new. I really enjoyed it. Congrats on the release of Protector's Mate, Katie. I can't wait to read more about this amazing book.
luvfuzzzeeefaces at yahoo dot com

June M. said...

Loved the emails and can not wait to read this story. I already have it on my TBR list.
June
manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com

ReneAva said...

Love the email exchange! Book sounds great! I have not yet read anything from you, but plan on changing that real quick :)

~Ava~
dragonlady 029 @ aol.com

Barbara said...

Loved the email exchange...too fun! And you know my imagination is doing overtime on the pics LOL! Would love to get my hands on this book...thxs for the giveaway op! ;)

barbbattaglia @ yahoo.com

savannah said...

Great exchange lol! I would like to see some of the pics!
savannahm1987@gmail.com

JenM said...

Cute emails. It's just like getting an epilogue. I'll have to get this. I love shifter stories.

Rhonda D said...

Hilarious emails. I love a strong male who tries to run the show. I love it even more when the female they try to run is strong enough to tell them hell no! I can't wait to read this. Thanks for the wonderful love notes!
slinkydennis@yahoo.com

Lexi said...

Loved the back and forth! And she is making him work for it =) I think I really like these two..

Grandma to Twins + One said...

I love reading paranormals. Shifter stories are among my faves. This one is on my TBR list. I was hoping to see Alaric's pictures (so disappointed)!! Thanks for the giveaway!

ladystingray72118(at)gmail(dot)com

Dian Aesha said...

whoa..iam speechless after reading this book, i cant wait want to know more about Felicia and Alaric.

Congrats on the release of Protector's Mate, Katie, success for you..

thanks for the giveaway..

ShotgunGuyIsCool said...

The books look good :) Thanks for the giveaway!

Shannon said...

I am quite curious about those redacted photos. Very cute (and realistic) email exchange. Thanks for creating it!

Maria pronounced Mariah said...

Loved the email convosation! If the book is anything like it I will be not be able to put it down!

Tina B said...

Love it!
I have been looking forward to this one. I read Destined Mate and really enjoyed it. Thank you for the giveaway.

Katie Reus said...

Thank you everyone who has stopped by! I've loved reading all your comments :) And thank you again Crystal for having me!

mbreakfield said...

The e=mails are great. Thanks for giveaway

Rhonda D said...

Yay! It's now third on my tbb list. I can't wait!

Stella (Ex Libris) said...

Thank you for the wonderful post/correspondence Katie! I enjoyed that this was rather a love dialogue than monologue and we could see both sides of the conversation :-)

Thank you for the fantastic giveaway!

stella.exlibris (at) gmail (dot) com

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