Monday, March 25, 2013

Spring Into Romance: Against the Wall by Rebecca Zanetti (Guest Post/Giveaway)

Welcome back to our Spring Into Romance! We're making a long weekend out of it and hope that you'll stick around for some more fun on a picnic! Please give a warm welcome to our next guest, author Rebecca Zanetti!

An Unexpected Picnic on the Beach

I’d like to say a big thank-you to Crystal and the gang at Reading Between the Wines for letting me play here today.  They suggested I talk about picnics, and I instantly flashed back to college and a fun picnic I had on the beach.  I went to Pepperdine, which is in Malibu and near the ocean.

So, a bunch of friends and I were at a restaurant (it was called C&P’s at that time), and one of them had other friends from USC there.  We all had a drink and had some fun.  Soon and I walked out the door with one friend because we were making plans for jogging the next day.  I went back inside.  The entryway to C&P’s was a bit odd since it had two phones – and they were on opposing sides of the vestibule.  As I walked back in, one rang.

Seriously.  How odd is that?

So, being the curious type, I picked it up.  This sweet guy from USC asked how I was doing, and if I’d like to go for a picnic.  I turned, and he was on the other phone.

How clever is that?

So, we grabbed to-go boxes and walked out to the ocean (just in front of the restaurant.)  No, I didn’t take off with a strange guy.  Our friends were all up on the deck.

But man, it was fun.  And as the sun settled, a gorgeous sunset colored the sky.  He was a good guy, and we actually ended up being pretty good friends.  In fact, I ultimately set him up with the friend I went jogging with, and now they have four kids.  Life is good.

In AGAINST THE WALL, city-girl Sophie Smith has to ride a horse to view the land and ends up having a picnic with cowboy Jake Lodge, who she’s trying to convince to back her plan.  The picnic is romantic, but they’re locked in a Hepburn/Tracey situation.  How fun is that?

So, let me ask you this:  Have you ever been on a picnic, and if so, how was it?

I’d like to give away an AGAINST THE WALL coffee mug and spiral notebook to one randomly chosen commenter here.  There’s also an overall blog tour prize of a Kindle Fire that will go to one lucky commenter.  Have a fantastic week!
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Title: Against the Wall (Maverick Montana, #1)
Author: Rebecca Zanetti
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Length: 287
Release Date: March 2013
ISBN: 978-1-62266-790-1
Imprint: Brazen
Never challenge a cowboy in the courtroom…Surveying the proposed site for a high-end golf course should have been a breeze for spunky Landscape Architect Sophie Smith. But when this born-and-bred city girl is suddenly—and quite literally—swept off her feet by a sexy cowboy on horseback, she realizes that the country life has some serious (and seriously steamy!) possibilities. That is, until she finds out exactly who her smokin’-hot wrangler really is.Cowboy and Tribal lawyer Jack Lodge is desperately trying to block the development. And if that means playing hardball—and being every inch the shark lawyer—so be it. But Sophie is a distraction he didn’t expect. A distraction that makes his blood burn.Two different worlds. Two opposing sides. And when they finally give into the exquisite temptation, the consequences will shake the foundations of both of their lives…
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USA Today Bestselling Author Rebecca Zanetti has worked as an art curator, Senate aide, lawyer, college professor, and a hearing examiner - only to culminate it all in stories about Alpha males and the women who claim them. She writes dark paranormals, romantic suspense, and sexy contemporary romances.Growing up amid the glorious backdrops and winter wonderlands of the Pacific Northwest has given Rebecca fantastic scenery and adventures to weave into her stories. She resides in the wild north with her husband, children, and extended family who inspire her every day--or at the very least give her plenty of characters to write about.
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  1. I can't wait for Spring but instead we are getting more snow. Ugh!
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  2. We got snow early this morning while we slept. It's very pretty but I'm looking toward to spring. Spring is my favorite time of the year. All the new plants coming back after their winter slumber. Lets not forget that it stays light out later. I love when it's still light at 900 pm.
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  3. looks like winter is coming back ,and spring not so much. Hope that ,until my birthday, second of april, spring will make an appearance

  4. Happy Release Day and Congratulations on another BIG winner!! I love how you have put a lawyer and Cowboy into one incredibly hot, sexy, brooding package! It is not a combo I would normally think of, but man, in Jake, it fits like a glove. ;)

    As for spring, don't think it has made it here in the northeast yet...

  5. Congrats on your new book! :)

    And not recently to picnics... It's still snowing here!

  6. For my last wedding anniversary my husband took me to the movies and parked in the corner of the parking lot where there was a flowering shade tree and we sat on the tailgate and had a picnic before the movie. It was a wonderful surprise...

  7. I take my kids to a nearby park and they play and then we have a picnic lunch. Theres a small lake and its really just a beautiful peaceful place. Best times, ever!

  8. I take my kids to a nearby park and they play and then we have a picnic lunch. Theres a small lake and its really just a beautiful peaceful place. Best times, ever!

  9. Still far too cold for a picnic here in Montana but I'm looking forward to the book!!! :D

  10. I would much rather it stay cool for a while longer.

  11. I can't for the weather to get warmer to have a picnic, I don't think it would be much fun in the 3 inches of snow we had today, but at least its melting. Woohoo.

  12. Spring will eventually arrive I hope. Snow and rain today. ugghhh.
    I went on a picnic when I was 17 with a boyfriend and it was incredibly sweet and romantic. It was his suggestion and it turned out to be a special day for me. It was actually a great idea because we were so relaxed we got to know each other better then we did due to the laid back conversation. :)
    Carol L
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  13. Yup... the groundhog doesn't know his shadow from his.... nose! LOL... I'm done, done, done with the snow!

  14. Flies always seem to bother me on picnics. Not a fan.


  15. Congrats on the new release. This book sounds fantastic. Can't wait to read it to see more of Sophie and Jack.
    I've never been on a picnic before.
    Thanks for the great post and giveaway.


  16. I have had enuf snow and cold weather; spring come soon.

  17. Can't wait to read the new book.


  18. Great picnic story! And I love that even though you two did not end up a couple, you set him up with a friend & they ended up married with kids :)

  19. forgot my email:
    manning_J2004 at yahoo dot com

  20. That was one of the sweetest real life stories I've heard in a while. You should totally use that in a book or a movie. How awesome would that be! As for picnics, we used to do them all the time when I was a little kid. Haven't really had one since I've been an adult..but sure are putting me in the mood to try one this spring or summer.

    I've only recently started getting into contemporary romances, a divergence from my usual historic and PNRs. Now I find myself always on the look out for the next one to try. Against the Wall sounds like just the ticket. Thanks:)

  21. Picnics can be wonderful - as long as the weather cooperates and the bugs stay away. One of my favorites was a 4th of July dinner picnic - after we ate we relaxed & then it was time for the fireworks.
    sallans d at yahoo dot com


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