Sunday, July 8, 2012


West of Want Scavenger Hunt
WOOT! It's here, it's here! Celebrate the upcoming release of West of Want, Laura Kaye’s second book in her hit fantasy romance series, Hearts of the Anemoi, with the WEST OF WANT SCAVENGER HUNT and enter to win an eReader just by playing along!

The Hunt:
The Scavenger Hunt will run from July 8th – July 14th, 2012.
We have six incredible & fantastic book bloggers participating in the hunt including Laura Kaye’s own blog! At each blog stop there will be a special exclusive excerpt from WEST OF WANT with a hidden word that will be highlighted in bold & red.  Readers can collect each of these hidden words and unscramble them to unlock a secret WEST OF WANT phrase.  Once you’ve collected all of the hidden words and unscrambled the secret phrase, fill out the RaffleCopter found at any one of the stops with the secret phrase to enter!

The Prizes:
Grand Prize: (1 Winner) A Kindle Touch or Nook Simple Touch (Valued at $99.00, winner’s choice) and eBook of West of Want by Laura Kaye
2nd Prize: (2 Winners) Signed print copy of West of Want by Laura Kaye and a West of Want Swag Pack
3rd Prize: (3 Winners) eBook of West of Want by Laura Kaye

Special Excerpt:
Zeph’s arms gripped her tighter, yanking her fully against him. The rigid line of his erection pressed into her belly. “No, you don’t. You don’t understand how much you intrigue me.” His head dropped so his lips caressed her ear. “You don’t understand how much you attract me. You’re in my head. All the time. You make my heart beat faster, my body ache with want.” He kissed the shell of her ear and moved sinuously against her.

Her body came alive, tightening, opening, preparing. Ella gasped as he nipped and licked down her neck.

Then he growled. “What is this?” He tugged at the fleece collar around her neck.

“What?” she asked, trying and failing to keep up through the haze of lust.

“This…is this a man’s shirt?”

Ella looked down. “Oh, yeah.”

“I cannot abide it.” His mouth dropped open and the dark blue of his eyes flared. “Please,” he rasped.

Ella frowned. “I don’t understand,” she said, but she stepped back enough to pull the fleece over her head. She tossed it to the futon. “It was just my br—”

Zeph’s mouth crushed to hers. His big hands buried in her hair. He pursued her, devoured her. His passion overwhelmed and overpowered. She stumbled back a half step here and there, until her shoulders hit the hallway wall.

Male spice filled her nose and tantalized her taste buds. Jesus, she couldn’t get enough of him. She met him kiss for kiss, stroke for stroke. She sucked his tongue until he groaned deep in his throat, and then she did it again.

He grabbed her hands in one of his and braced them over her head, against the wall. He pulled away from the kiss, but kept their faces pressed together. They were both panting, chests heaving, their clothing wet everywhere they touched. He stroked her face, her neck. “I’m sorry. I didn’t mean…I…” He pressed his lips to her cheek. “I couldn’t stand seeing another man’s belongings on you.”

The Schedule:
Did you find it? Now follow along to collect the rest of the hidden words!

July 8th - Excerpt 1: Reading Between the Wines
July 9th -Excerpt 2: Cocktails and Books
July 10th -Excerpt 3: RhiReading
July 11th -Excerpt 4:  GraveTells
July 12th -Excerpt 5: Riverina Romantics
July 13th -Excerpt 6: Laura Kaye

When you have found all of the hidden words and unscrambled the secret WEST OF WANT phrase enter it in the Rafflecopter below! Good luck!

The Fine Print:
Must be 18 years of age or older to enter
Grand Prize is open to wherever Amazon Kindle/Barnes & Noble Nook is available
2nd and 3rd prize winners are open Internationally
No purchase necessary
No substitutions, refunds or cash value will be given
One entry per person, per household
Void where prohibited by law
All entries will be verified
Winners are drawn randomly through RaffleCopter
Winners will have 48 hours to respond with winning notification email before a new winner is selected
Giveaway will close at 11:59pm July 14th, 2012


  1. *squeek!* excuse me..I need a minute... I want some West! thanks for the steamy snippet

  2. Very good excerpt! I have my Kindle copy coming on Tuesday but would love a paperback :).

    I tend to get confused - We come back here on the 13th and enter the phrase?

    Thank you so much! I love HOPs.


  3. Thanks for stopping by, Sharon! ;)

    @Victoria, each stop will have to same rafflecopter for you to enter the phrase once you've collected all six secret words and have unscrambled them. :) So you can enter at any stop. Hope that helps!

  4. This is fun! Its my first blog scavenger hunt :)

  5. Fun scavenger Hunt! And wowsers what an excerpt! Can't wait to read this one.

  6. Yay! Glad you guys are having fun! We've got more awesome excerpts coming all week! :)

  7. Hi Laura. What a fun way to celebrate the release of West of Want. Hmmm, nice cover too. :)
    To figure out the phrase, will we have had to read the book?
    luvfuzzzeeefaces at yahoo dot com

  8. @Julianne - nope! Just visit each of the six participating sites this week, ending July 14, and find the highlighted word - rearrange them into the secret phrase and submit it into the Rafflecopter! :)

  9. I love this...THANKS and goodluck fellow hunters!!!

  10. Make sure to collect all of the six hidden words and unscramble them for the secret phrase before entering. ;)
    Good luck everyone!

  11. Thanks for the great excerpt. I can't wait to read West of Want!

  12. Cant wait to read this book !!!! Love all the smokin hot covers !! What a fun way to celebrate a release and love the excerpt !! kat

  13. Love the excerpt! Very sexy. What an amazing and fun giveaway! Thank you for participating. :)

  14. Love the excerpt & this is a fun way to enter the contest. Thank you!


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