Monday, August 27, 2012

Good Things Come in Tall Packages by Ann Montclair - Virtual tour and giveaway!


Today we're spotlighting author Ann Montclair on her tour with Goddess Fish Promotions for the contemporary romance, "Good Things Come in Tall Packages".

Ann is giving away a $25 Amazon GC to someone during her tour, so comment today AND follow her tour (if you click on the banner over there on the left, it'll take you to a list of her tour stops)! The more you read and comment, the better your odds of winning. You could be introduced to a great new author AND win a GC!

Dr. Joe Connors and socialite lawyer Lucy Alcott come from two different worlds, two very different cultures. But will those differences keep them apart when their attraction is too strong to be denied?

When socialite Savannah attorney Lucy Alcott entered the Hyatt looking for fun, martinis, and hot sex, the last thing she expected to find was Dr. Joe Connors. Joe is Lucy's opposite in every way: he’s dark, she’s pale; he’s tall and reserved, she's tiny and vivacious; he wears his compassion and deep spirituality on his sleeve, she wears designer bags and clothes. That night at the Hyatt Lucy found herself not in the arms of a casual encounter but reaching out to a man who challenged the walls she had built around her heart—and when he gave her his number, Lucy knew Joe deserved a woman as warm and tender as he was. So she threw his number away. When an unexpected meeting six months later brings them together again, will Joe overcome Lucy’s fear of losing her heart, or are their two very different worlds destined to keep them apart forever?

He traced one long finger along her chin. “I still want to be that friend. Will you let me?” Joe’s voice brimmed with sincerity, and Lucy twisted her face away, tried to pull away, but he held her by the shoulders and pulled her head to his chest.

“It’s okay to be real, to let go of the fa├žade, and let me know you. You’re more than a smart, accomplished business woman. You’re much more than a tease and a seductress. I know you came up here for sex, but I wanted you here to tell you I care. I cared from the moment I snatched you from those vultures at the bar. I think you care, too, if you’d let yourself admit it.”

The stiffness in her face, in her shoulders, in her rigid posture, gave way. She held her face flush against his sternum and breathed in his clean scent. Could she even speak the words that battered her mind?

Lucy turned her head side to side, trying to negate the ideas, the concepts she’d never allowed voice, but they came unbidden, in a rush of truth so deep, it threatened to drown her. “Joe, I’ve never had a close relationship with a man. I’ve only had sex, had fun, had fights, and said goodbye. You’ve broken every one of my rules, gotten way too close, and it scares me. No, it terrifies me the way I think I could care about you. I can’t afford to hurt. I can’t lose someone I care about again.”


I grew up sneak-reading all my mom's steamy romance novels. She kept them high on a shelf in her closet and warned, "You better not read those..." Of course, I read them. And now I write them! I strive to take readers on a fun, emotionally charged, and highly sensual ride to happily ever after. Available now: THE BILLIONAIRE'S BAUBLE (Soul Mate Publishing 2011), ONE WET SUMMER (Musa Publishing 2012), and GOOD THINGS COME IN TALL PACKAGES (Musa Publishing 2012). Next up: LADY IN DEED, my debut novel in historical romance set in Tudor England (Musa Publishing Winter 2012).

I am a member of the Romance Writers of America (RWA) and a community college English professor. I live in the Finger Lakes region of New York with my sexy hero and our teenage son. Our grown daughter lives in Los Angeles, California--my hometown.

Thanks for learning a little about me. You can contact me at ann@annmontclair.com.

Web site: http://www.annmontclair.com
Blog: http://annmontclair.wordpress.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/AnnMontclairFanPage
Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/AnnMontclair
Buy link: http://www.musapublishing.com/


23 comments:

  1. GOOD THINGS COME IN TALL PACKAGES looks wonderful. Love the title & the blurb & the excerpt. ALL good!!!


    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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    1. Thanks for the kudos, Marybelle. Out of all my covers, this one is my favorite. I think it tells a story about two very different people going in opposite directions but trying to hold on to one another.

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    1. Thanks for arranging my tour, GF.

      It's my first day back in the classroom, so I'll check in again, but it might not be as often as I'd like.

      Off to get dressed in real clothes again.

      I'm going to miss summer!

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  3. Beautiful blog, "It's Raining Books." Thanks for hosting me!

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  4. Hi Ann!

    Good Things Come in Tall Packages sounds great! I can't wait to read it!

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    1. Thanks, Meggan. Good Things... was a lot of fun to write, and I think it translates into an entertaining read. Hubby told me it's his favorite of the three I've published. :)

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  5. Good luck with the novel, Ann.

    Best wishes

    Martin

    www.martinbodenham.com

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    1. Thanks, Martin! I absolutely loved The Geneva Connection--so smart and fast-paced.

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  6. Sounds like a great book.
    Kit3247(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. Thanks for dropping by, Ingeborg. I like to think it's a pretty great book. :)

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  7. This one sounds fun! Congratulations on the release...

    vitajex(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. Thank you for the congrats. It's a pretty thrilling feeling to have a book you love published.

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  8. I loved the tale of your mom's books high on the shelf and telling you not to read them! Ha - that didn't work well.
    Patti

    yagerdelagrange@gmail.com

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    1. Patti, It might have been her way of saying, "Up there lays all the information you need to know that I'll never tell you." Kind of a sneaky way to teach me about the birds and the bees... She's too clever to think I wouldn't read them, especially since I was such an avid reader AND ill-behaved as a child. :)
      Thanks for stopping in.

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  9. This book sounds so wonderfully romantic. I can't wait to read it. Thank you for sharing an excerpt! :-)

    justforswag(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

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    1. Thanks, Sharon. My heroine is a feisty, independent lady, and Joe is positively swoon worthy. Together, they face some tough challenges, but isn't love worth the trouble?

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  10. Thanks for the excerpt, I love how the author used to sneak and read her mom's novels. Reminds me I'd better find a good hiding place as the kiddos get older. Thanks for sharing

    fencingromein at hotmail dot com

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    1. Be warned! Readers are born and made, and when they are, they'll read anything and everything, especially the things you save "special." I bet it would be easier to hide electronic books... Who knew? Yet another benefit of e-publishing.

      Thanks for stopping by, Shannon. :)

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  11. Attractive blog, interesting author bio, great blurb, tantalizing excerpt. Glad I stopped by!

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    1. You are a sweetie, Rhea! Thanks for visiting and pouring on the charm. :)

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  12. Savannah is such a great city. Is the book set there? It makes a good backdrop for a steamy romance.
    catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

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    1. Steam meets steam. Yes, it's set there and in Atlanta too, just like ONE WET SUMMER. Thanks, Catherine Lee.

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So... inquiring minds want to know: what do you think?