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Friday, March 22, 2013

Spring Into Romance: Bound by Elisabeth Naughton (Guest Post/Giveaway)

Spring is officially in the air and what better way to celebrate it then with a good romance book? Welcome to our weekend event, SPRING INTO ROMANCE! The theme for the weekend is a romantic spring picnic and we have some truly awesome authors joining us. To kick things off please welcome Eternal Guardians author, Elisabeth Naughton!



Top ten list of what to bring on a romantic picnic 

10. Wine! I don’t think I’ve written a scene where any of my guardians are drinking wine--they’re usually on the run and wine is one of those things you need time to savor--but wine is a must-have for any picnic I attend.

9.  iPod and portable small speakers to set the mood. I have an iHome set I take everywhere. (I love music.)

8. Something decadently chocolatey. Wine and chocolate go hand in hand. 

7. A blanket to sit on (not for heat...must make that distinction. An Eternal Guardian will keep you plenty warm enough).

6. Titus is whispering in my ear and saying a weapon of some kind. Because you never know when a daemon or mythological monster will pop out of nowhere and try to eat you...even during a romantic picnic.

5. A bathing suit. Hold on...nix that. Plenty of water-feature scenes in my books, but my guardians prefer to go in au natural. All you need is your birthday suit.

4. Candles. Because...well...they look pretty lit up at night.

3. Um... (I’m running out of ideas...) Picnic food. Duh! I’m thinking fruits and meats and cheeses. Easy is always good when you’re talking about a picnic.

2. Something to do...a frisbee to throw, a ball to kick, a sketchpad to draw on. Wait...who am I kidding? We all know my guardians are not going to want to do any of the above. They’re just going to want to have sex! 

1. Last but not least...a copy of BOUND, the newest Eternal Guardians book! Either to read alone or aloud to your significant other--in case you want to spice things up. (Titus is nodding his head. He’s dying to know what happens in his story.)






Book Blurb:


TITUS—To most his gift seems like a blessing, but for him it’s a curse the other Eternal Guardians—those who protect the mortal realm from threats of the Underworld—seek to exploit. One he would gladly trade for the chance to be free…
Obsessed. Her touch is like a drug. From the moment he met her, Titus knew she was different. Even dangerous. Yet though his guardian brethren are convinced Natasa is working for Hades, Titus can’t stop thinking about her. Can’t stop fantasizing about her. Can’t stop craving the one thing he knows could lead to the downfall of his world.
Possessed. Faced with stopping Natasa or joining in her quest, Titus falls to temptation and is thrust into a world of lust, deception, and deadly treachery designed by the gods. Her touch—only hers—frees him from his bonds, but desire may just condemn him. Because before the end he’ll have to decide which is more important: duty and honor to those he took an oath to defend, or a woman who could very well be the biggest curse to them all.

*Elisabeth has changed Publishers and buy links will not be available until the books release on March 26th.  
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Bio:


I was never one of those people who knew they wanted to be an author at the age of six. I didn’t have imaginary friends. I didn’t write stories in my journal or entertain my relatives by firelight after Thanksgiving dinner. For the most part, I was just a normal, everyday kid. I liked to read, but I wasn’t exceptional at it. And when my teachers complimented me on my writing abilities, I brushed them off. I did, however, always have a penchant for the unique and absurd. And as my mother told me all throughout my childhood, I should have been an actress—I was a drama queen before my time.Years ago, my husband bought me Scarlett: The Sequel to Gone With The Wind. If you ever saw the book, you know it’s a long one. I sat and read that thing from cover to cover, and dreamed of one day being a writer. But I didn’t actually try my hand at writing until years later when I quit my teaching job to stay home with my kids. And my husband? After that week of reading where I neglected him and everything else until I finished Scarlett, he vowed never to buy me another book again. Little did he know I’d one day end up sitting at a keyboard all day drafting my own stories.
My writing journey has not been easy. I didn’t just sit down one day, decide I was going to write a book and voila! sell my very first attempt. As most authors will probably agree, the path to publication is filled with hours of work, pulling all-nighters I thought I’d given up in college, sacrifices, rejections, but a love I discovered along the way I just can’t live without. Instead of a big, thick book to read by lamplight (I do read much smaller ones when I get the chance), I’ve traded in my reading obsession for a laptop. And I’ve never been happier.
I’m one of the lucky ones. I have a wonderful family and fabulous husband who put up with my writing—and obsessive personality—even when life is chaotic. More than once my kids have been late to swimming or baseball because I needed just five more minutes to finish a scene. Their support and encouragement mean the world to me. I also have amazing friends and a support network I couldn’t survive without. So to all of you out there who have encouraged me along the way, sent me emails and fan letters, phone calls and congratulations, I just want to say, thank you. You make this whole writing gig that much more enjoyable. I truly wouldn’t be here without you.

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~*Tour-Wide Giveaway*~
1 ebook copy of “Bound”
Character Trading Cards
1 Eternal Guardian Bookmarker
1 Eternal Guardians Drink Coaster
1 Eternal Guardian logo Temporary tattoo
1 Bound Car Charm
1 Bound Keychain

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16 comments:

Artemis said...

Read aloud to my significant other - too funny!! Because that is exactly what I did with ENSLAVED.

Hubs asked me if what I was reading was making me "all hot and bothered." At the time, no, and I read to him a small passage where Hades was giving his minions a fit. Love Hades, as he throws tantrums when he doesn't get his way. Had to share with Hubs Ms. Naughton's excellent writing skills!

Victoria said...

I agree - there is no way hubs would allow me to read aloud one of my books to him. He's funny that way.

Raonaid Luckwell said...

Hard to read to the hubby when you have kids aroud/near. Though he does read romance now and then but mostly Sherrilyn Kenyon, etc.

Marci Stamas said...

Incredible series and really nice Author! I'm so glad I found the Eternal Guardians, Titus has always been my favorite!

Glittergirl said...

Thanks for the heads up about the buy links...I couldn't figure out why it wasn't showing up and figured she went indie-pub. I'm really looking forward to this one :-) And yes I throw selected romance series' at my husband to read. He loves the action and gives us "ideas" ;-)

AquarianDancer said...

Haha. I can't wait to find out what happens in Titus's story, either. :-D

Laurie said...

Great list! Looking forward to reading Bound!

kibblz said...

i'm glad its spring and romance is in the air

SdyLion said...

I love this series and author. I have been waiting for this release for a long time and cannot wait to read all about the latest Guardian. sdylion(at)gmail(dot)com

Kyla Whitley said...

i downloaded "marked" on my kindle, but haven't read it yet. thank you for sharing. looking forward to reading this series. :)

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Elisabeth Naughton said...

Thank you for hosting! Can't wait for you all to read Titus's story!

Linda McDonald said...

Can't wait to read Titus' story. He has been an intriguing character throughout the series.

Viviana Izzo said...

Thanks for Hosting!!!

jmcgaugh said...

Love the list, and I'm sure I'll love the book!

June M. said...

I do have a couple of the books in my TBR pile but haven't read them yet :(

Sónia Cristina said...

I don't need much for a picnic. Only a blanket and Orpheus, not a thing more. LOL