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You could win an Amazon Echo Dot or Kindle Fire. Plus, so many other prizes. Just join the hop and get liking!

Join me on Facebook now April 21 through Sunday the 24th at Noon EST for the Spring Fling Mega Gift Card Facebook Hop. You can enter to win a gift card from every author on the hop! 77 gift cards ranging in value from $5 to $50 are up for grabs, so mark your calendar and make my FB page your first stop on the hop.

Start here at my new Facebook Author Page
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Or go to https://megagiftcardhop.wordpress.com/join-the-hop/ for the complete list of authors and their Facebook links, plus info on a bonus giveaway. We’re awarding an Amazon Echo Dot of Kindle Fire to one lucky winner who enters every author’s giveaway on the hop.

If you haven’t already, don’t forget to enter our Grand Prize Giveaway for your chance at $1250 in gift cards. https://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/3ab15db29/?

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Anyone who follows me on BookBub will also be entered a second time, increasing your odds of winning a 25 dollar gift card to Amazon. Click here to Follow me on BookBub.

Happy Spring Fling.

May you win amazing prizes and meet many new to you authors.

Christa

Valentine’s Day Contest Entry

Run, don’t walk, straight on over to Passionate Squee Contest and enjoy all the goodies 13 authors have provided for your romantic, passionate, wicked Valentine’s Day entertainment.

Each author has shared a scene of passion and love for your enjoyment. On top of that, there’s a drawing for prizes. If you comment on each blog post, that gives you 13 entries. Some of the posts are sweet and passionate others are down right scorching hot and filled with adult content. So, there’s something for everyone.

My post goes live on February 6th, 2017 and it is an excerpt from Bound By Obsession.

Happy Valentine’s Day.

Christa

Waterloo-palooza!!

There is something exciting about having a stunning book cover and keeping it under wraps until there is a big party to celebrate the unveiling. Well, that’s just what we decided to do for our upcoming Waterloo-themed anthology releasing on April 1, 2015.

Our party will be held on Facebook. You can join it here: Beaux, Ballrooms and Battles Cover Release Party

There will be prizes, many many shiny fun prizes. For five extra entries check out this link: Rafflecopter extra entries

And here is a teeny glimpse of of the cover scheme:

portrait

Beaux, Ballrooms, and Battles
For Readers who enjoy a bit of history with their Romance…

A historic confrontation

Beaux, Ballrooms, and Battles is a celebration of the bicentenary of the showdown between Wellington’s “Infamous Army” and Napoleon’s Grande Armée. Wellington’s Allied Army consisted of a hastily organized mélange of inexperienced men from several countries who didn’t even speak the same language.

A backdrop of war

While life in Regency England continued much as it had been, the war with Napoleon was a constant source of preoccupation as young men who eagerly set off to become heroes in battle sometimes returned with life-changing injuries or worse, didn’t return at all.

Nine stories of love tested by the trials of war

A collection of sweet Regency stories of courage, hope, and the miracle of love surviving in uncertain times, brought to you by nine distinguished historical romance authors.

Jillian Chantal • Téa Cooper • Susana Ellis • Aileen Fish • Victoria Hinshaw • Heather King • Christa Paige • Sophia Strathmore • David Wilkin

My story is called One Last Kiss.

Courtesy of Flickr

War is coming and Colin is ready for it, except when he thinks about the possibility that he could well and truly die without ever kissing Miss Beatrice Ainsley. When a horrible tragedy happens on the battlefield, Wellington entrusts him with a great obligation. Colin must turn to his duties, putting aside all thought of the woman who has plagued his dreams and driven him to distraction.
Beatrice has lived the simple life as the ward of her uncle, a powerful titled lord. She’s watched from afar as her cousins lived the high life. Napoleon’s unexpected advance interrupts her idle pursuits and the devilish Lieutenant-colonel Sir Colin Scoville’s departure brings great upheaval.
Amidst the horrors of battle and the ensuing turmoil, Colin and Beatrice long to be reunited. Yet, Colin must journey to Charleroi and an uncertain future upon the battlefield. He promises to come back to her.
She holds onto his promise to return.
He must… because he took her heart with him to Waterloo.

Here is a sneak peak of each story:

Jillian Chantal: Jeremiah’s Charge

Emmaline Rothesay has her eye on Jeremiah Denby as a potential suitor. When Captain Denby experiences a life-altering incident during the course of events surrounding the Battle of Waterloo, it throws a damper on Emmaline’s plans.

Téa Cooper: The Caper Merchant

The moon in Gemini is a fertile field of dreams, ideas and adventure and Pandora Wellingham is more than ready to spread her wings. When Monsieur Cagneaux, caper merchant to the rich and famous, introduces her to the handsome dragoon she believes her stars have aligned.

Susana Ellis: Lost and Found Lady

Catalina and Rupert fell in love in Spain in the aftermath of a battle, only to be separated by circumstances. Years later, they find each other again, just as another battle is brewing, but is it too late?

Aileen Fish: Captain Lumley’s Angel

Charged with the duty of keeping his friend’s widow safe, Captain Sam Lumley watches over Ellen Staverton as she recovers from her loss, growing fonder of her as each month passes. When Ellen takes a position as a companion, Sam must confront his feelings before she’s completely gone from his life.

Victoria Hinshaw: Folie Bleue

On the night of the 30th Anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo, Aimée, Lady Prescott, reminisces about meeting her husband in Bruxelles on the eve of the fighting. She had avoided the dashing scarlet-clad British officers, but she could not resist the tempting smile and spellbinding charm of Captain Robert Prescott of the 16th Light Dragoons who—dangerously to Aimée—wore blue.

Heather King: Copenhagen’s Last Charge

When Meg Lacy finds herself riding through the streets of Brussels only hours after the Battle of Waterloo, romance is the last thing on her mind, especially with surly Lieutenant James Cooper. However, their bickering uncovers a strange empathy—until, that is, the lieutenant makes a grave error of judgment that jeopardizes their budding friendship…

Christa Paige: One Last Kiss

The moment Colin held Beatrice in his arms he wanted one last kiss to take with him into battle and an uncertain future. Despite the threat of a soldier’s death, he must survive, for he promises to return to her because one kiss from Beatrice would never be enough.

Sophia Strathmore: A Soldier Lay Dying

Amelia and Anne Evans find themselves orphaned when their father, General Evans, dies. With no other options available, Amelia accepts the deathbed proposal of Oliver Brighton, Earl of Montford, a long time family friend. When Lord Montford recovers from his battle wounds, can the two find lasting love?

David W. Wilkin: Not a Close Run Thing at All

Years, a decade. And now, Robert had come back into her life. Shortly before battle was to bring together more than three hundred thousand soldiers. They had but moments after all those years, and now, would they have any more after?

As you can see, there are going to be some awesome people joining the party. All of the authors in the anthology will be hosting at various times and there are many fantastic guests coming too.

And, there are going to be a plethora of prizes. There are individual prizes and a huge grand prize too.

I hope you will join me at 12:30 pm EST as I talk about fun facts of Waterloo. It will be a little bit like Sheldon and Amy’s Fun With Flags but not really about flags and more about well Waterloo.

Christa

 

 

 

 

Saint Patrick’s Day Blog-Hop: Irish Kisses

Welcome to the Saint Patrick’s Day author blog hop. I hope you have been celebrating in typical green fashion with delicious Irish drinks, wonderful snacks and many enjoyable blog stops. This tour you have a chance to win ebooks and a Kindle 3! Here at my site, I am giving away a $10 gift card to Amazon to one random commenter. Be sure to read through and leave me a comment to be entered to win the gift card.

For the author writing challenge, I am offering a little slice-of-life from the characters of my Kissin Cops story  Irish Kiss. This scene takes place one year after Irish Kiss and is full of innuendo, naughtiness and well, love. I hope you enjoy it.

But first, this wouldn’t be a blog-hop without the eye-candy. So, to get things going for Saint Patrick’s day I present for your enjoyment the following hotties:

No Pinching Him

 

Lickable Shamrocks...

Now, that the eyecandy has been distributed, on to the short slice-of-life: Irish Kisses… Just a quick content warning, this is an adult-themed snippet with many kisses, sexy touches and naughtiness before the fireplace.

Gavin didn’t need to look at the calendar, or have a Google alert, to remind him of today’s special meaning. One year ago, he’d finally made Cassidy his woman and they’d never been happier. He wanted to do something wonderful in celebration. He had a problem, though. Being a meat-headed cop meant sentimentality wasn’t his strongest suit. He knew the basics of romantic interludes. They included things like flowers and wine with a whole slew of kisses and maybe a bit of hot sexing as the finale. But, showing Cassidy the depths of his love meant going above and beyond.

Maybe he could present himself stark naked and tied up in a big green bow. She could do whatever she wanted with him and he’d happily indulge her every whim. No doubt, they’d get creative with the handcuffs, again. Heat curled low in his gut and his jeans got tighter at the groin. Just thinking about the sensuality they shared together made him hard as nails for her.

As he considered different ways to celebrate their anniversary, Gavin came to the conclusion that he needed to pull out the big guns. Taking his cell from his pocket, he scrolled through the contact list and stopped at Sophie’s name. If anything, his best friend’s gal could cook a meal princes would drool over. She’d probably have a ton of ideas to help him create the perfect night.

It had to be perfect. Because, Cassidy meant the world to him.

*

With a smile tugging at her lips, Cassidy followed the specifics of Gavin’s email down to the smallest detail. The directions to the beach house took her straight to a long driveway and she parked her Prius beside Gavin’s 69 Challenger. Her man sure had a sweet ride! After getting out, she tugged her overnight bag from the backseat and slung it over her shoulder. She’d been looking forward to this night and dressed appropriately in a sexy ensemble of seductive emerald satin. The precisely placed sash would come undone with a flick of the wrist. A thrill rushed through her when she imaged Gavin’s fingers latching on and pulling, revealing her naked body to his hungry eyes. She loved it when he got that look. It made her feel sexy and adored.

Walking up the cobbled path, she moved into the little patio area. The space had seashell decorations and two Adirondack chairs set side-by-side. She had no need to knock. Gavin specified that she should just go right in. Nerves fluttered in her belly and excitement made her heart-rate increase. She could hardly guess what Gavin had in store for her.

After moving into the foyer, she closed the door behind her and set her bag down. The smell of burning hickory wood drew her to the cozy living room. A low fire in the fireplace crackled with the lit kindling. A nest of pillows formed an inviting and intimate area in front of the fire screen. There was no need to refer to the instructions; he’d explained what she needed to do next. Striding to the cushions, she kneeled down, facing away from the entryway. Closing her eyes, she exhaled a shaky breath and wondered what Gavin would do next.

*

Ah hell, his woman was gorgeous. He didn’t know how long he could keep his hands off her. Good thing he didn’t have to for much longer. While she made her way into the room, he’d been waiting in the kitchen. Now that she was here and ready for him, he entered the area where she waited. Striding across the carpeted space, he made sure his leather boot heels didn’t make any noise. The element of surprise added to the anticipation. Coming up behind her, he drew the silk shawl from over his shoulder, twisted it and brought it around her head. She gasped when the material covered her eyes and a little tremor shook her shoulders. Securing the knot against her silky raven black ringlets, he dropped down to his knees, bent close and pressed a soft kiss to her throat. Skating his lips along the pulse points there, he paused just below her earlobe. “Happy Anniversary, mo chroí.”

 

“My heart,” she translated the Irish endearment and her lips quirked at the corners showing her joy.

“Always,” he added with a hint of emotion he knew she could hear.

 

She lifted her hand and reached out. Her investigator training proved in her best interest as she immediately found him. She ran her hand up his arm and squeezed his bicep. “Is this my surprise?”

Gavin leaned forward seeking more of her touch. “This and more.”

The tip of her tongue peeked out and moistened her lower lip. “Did you get me a Pot of Gold?”

He chuckled, “Last I looked I wasn’t wearing knickers and a top hat. I’m a county employee not a leprechaun.”

“Then, what are you wearing my sexy detective?” Her teeth bit down into the side of her cheek and Gavin wanted to kiss her. Swooping near, he caught her mouth with his and tasted her desire. Heady lust bolted through him like white-hot lightning.

“More than you are.” Eager to see her pale white skin in the firelight, Gavin found the single tie holding everything in place and yanked it. A few strategic tugs and the wrap-around dress spilled to the floor pooling at her knees.

She straightened her shoulders and shivered with the cool brush of air on her skin. A moment later her nipples tightened and each of her breaths lifted the heavy curves in a tantalizing display. He reached into his pocket and took out the next little present. “Saint Patrick’s Day is more than just a holiday. It was the day you became mine. This commemorates that night. I hope every time you look at it, you’ll be reminded of that time in the pub bathroom.” He leaned close and draped the golden necklace around her neck. The chain nestled in the valley between her breasts and glinted in the flickering light.

“I won’t ever forget what happened in that bathroom, Gavin. It is burned in my memory forever.” One manicured fingernail traced along the golden links and she ran her thumb across the charm. “A shamrock?”

He grinned even though she couldn’t see it. “Yes. Each of the leaves has a meaning: Faith, hope and love.” He slipped behind her and splayed his hands at her waist tugging her into his chest. “I want each of those with you, Cass.”

She turned so quickly and laced her arms around his neck. “Me, too.”

*

Cassidy cuddled close to him before tipping her head back inviting his kiss. He didn’t disappoint and covered her mouth with his. He tasted divine; a hint of whisky and mint teased her taste buds as his tongue swept inside. She pulled back, needing to catch her breath. With her sight hindered she had to resort to her other senses. Leaning closer, she pressed her lips to his throat and nibbled her way up to his chin. The scratch of his stubble only intensified each sensation. Inhaling deeply, she took the scent of him inside her and reveled in the crisp musk of his cologne. Damn, he smelled so good. Using her sense of touch, she trailed her palms down his chest to his shirt. She made quick work of the buttons and divested him of the garment. Running her hands all over his torso, she felt each flex of muscle and the quiver of tight abs clenched under her fingertips. He was utterly ripped. But, he was still wearing too many clothes. “Take them off, please.”

She didn’t have to ask twice. In but mere seconds, he stripped bare. She knew when each boot hit the floor. The rattle of his belt gave her a mental picture as the hiss of it being released from the belt loops warned her of his intentions. Anticipating him, she lifted her hands above her head.

“That’s my girl.” The slide of leather around her wrists made her belly flip and a growing pressure in her core showed her mounting excitement.

He directed her to lie back on the cushions and covered her body with his. She parted her thighs, eagerly inviting him between.

“Celebrate with me, baby. Let me take you to the heavens and back.” Gavin muttered right next to her ear. He propped up on his elbows and his chest brushed against her breasts with each stretch of his body above hers.

“Heaven sounds wonderful,” Cassidy’s breath caught as he slipped within her, uniting their bodies.

“Even better than Dublin?” Gavin asked as he stilled. The flex of his length deep inside her set off a storm of intensity and her inner walls clenched around him.

“As in Ireland?” She could hardly speak now but managed to gasp her question as his pace increased and a quickening jolted all the way to her womb. Her knees gripped his sides and she longed to touch him.

“Yes.” Both his hands slid under her hips and lifted her into the cradle of his pelvis. “A week in the land of Saint Patrick, just you and me enjoying the sights.”

Cassidy wanted to show him how excited she was to go to Ireland with him but right now her body was demanding all her focus. Every second that passed, brought her closer to the pinnacle where bliss would crash into her and take her into that euphoric haze.

“Come with me baby, here and now. Then, to Ireland. And, maybe even more beyond that.” One of Gavin’s hands moved from under her to her bound hands. He yanked the belt free from her wrists and pressed her arms upon his shoulders.

“Oh God!” She shuddered and embraced him close. Holding onto him, her nails raking into the flesh of his back, she tumbled over the cliff into ecstasy.

*

After his heart rate slowed to a normal pace, Gavin drew the scarf from Cassidy’s eyes and looked into her loving gaze. “What do you think? Are you up for more?”

She blinked and stretched out on the pillows. “There’s more?”

“One word: Sophie.” Gavin traced her elegant cheekbone and circled the little dimple below a smattering of freckles.

“That’s the delicious scent of food I smell. Did she make her famous tamales, again?”

Gavin couldn’t hide his smirk. “Something like that.”

One of her perfectly-arched, black eyebrows quirked and she glared playfully at him. “If I bat my eyelashes and make a little moue will you bring the feast here?”

Like he could say no to the woman of his heart? Stark naked and proud as hell, he jumped up and went to do her bidding. Once in the kitchen, he gathered a plate full of different foods that Sophie had prepared. The social worker was an excellent cook. His partner, Tyler, was a lucky bastard to have Sophie around. After stacking the plate, he grabbed a bottle of wine and tucked the travel brochure from Auto Club under his arm. Returning to the living room, he set the wine down and held out the plate to Cassidy.

She pushed to sit and accepted the food. One glance and she burst out laughing. “Oh my God, why is it green?”

Gavin winked at her and said, “Sophie got creative with the tamales. She added an Irish flair to the Spanish dish. They taste just as good as when they aren’t green.”

Cassidy brought one to her mouth and bit down. She nodded her agreement.

Gavin settled beside her on the pillows and bent his knees. He opened the vacation planning book and thumbed through the pages. “The first place we have to go to is Cork, Ireland.”

She licked her lips and fished around the plate for a grape. Before she popped it into her mouth, she shrugged her shoulders and asked, “Why, there?”

“It’s the famous location for kissing.” Gavin hedged. “I want to kiss you in the castle and maybe sneak you into the battlements for a quickie.”

Rolling her eyes, Cassidy shot him a sexy grin. “Your detective radar would surely find some place to be naughty in.”

“Yes, but while everyone else is busy turning upside down so they can lip-smack the Blarney Stone, I’ll be enjoying kissing you.

Cassidy set the plate down and crawled on her knees to Gavin. She crouched over him and hovered close. “I’d be happy to enjoy a preview of the kissing, right now.”

Gavin slid his hands into her hair and fisted it tightly. “Hell yeah, baby. Right now. And, always.

And, he did.

*

 I hope you enjoyed this little bit of fun from Cassidy and Gavin’s first year anniversary. Leave me a comment and tell me what fun thing you like to do on Saint Patrick’s Day and I will draw a random winner from the commenters to win a $10 gift card to Amazon.

Now that you have spent some time here, hop back on the tour bus and head on to the next stop.

Have a wonderful Saint Patrick’s day and a great weekend. If you need to return to the bloghop starting point, here is the link: http://justromance.me/bloghop/

Thanks for stopping by!

Christa

Six Sentence Sunday: 1st Anniversary Celebration

Welcome to my Six Sunday.  This week I am posting from a WIP I have titled Unrequited. It is a Gothic Regency story where the heroine is betrothed to the the hero’s older brother. The hero, Lucan, is totally in love with Mariah. But, duty and circumstances are keeping them apart. This scene takes place right before Mariah must leave and Lucan sneaks into her bedroom. He is overwhelmed by the fact that he is losing her.

Right now, this is in a rough draft stage and unedited.

Enjoy…

“God yes, touch me,” he ground out in a hoarse voice, but despite his command she loosened her grip and moved her hands down away from him.

 “Don’t stop, I need this,” he said as he drew in a shaky breath and arched forward inviting her touch. Compelled beyond all sanity, all propriety, she splayed her trembling fingers wide and set them, once again upon his chest.

“Were it my skin your fingers touched, were it your bare flesh I held against my own,” the longing in his tone was palpable. Before she could even think about the consequences, she curled her fingers along the gathers of his silky, linen shirt.

Impatiently, he fisted her long hair and pulled, angling her head back, “Just once Mariah, yield.”

Just Once Yield

There are many wonderful posts this week in celebration of Six Sunday’s Anniversary  post.

Click the banner to go back to the Six Sunday Post,

 Thanks for spending the time today reading our posts. Feedback is always appreciated.

Christa

RWBB Holiday-Hottie Blog tour

Welcome to Stop 4 on the Romance Writer’s Behaving Badly Holiday- Hottie Blog Hop! You should have arrived from Gem Sivad’s site.

This year at christapaige.com, I wanted to give you a very special time here, for the holidays. To show you how important you are to me, I thought I would even give you more than just one treat. So, for your viewing pleasure, please enjoy the following eye-candy delights:

Fa La – Oooh – LaLa…

Deck My Hall...

Oh what Fun he is…

Jingle All the Way!

 Ho Ho Ho Who Wouldn’t Go…

Here Comes Good Ole' Hottie Claus...

 Now, which of those fantastic Sexy Santas would you like to come down your chimney and leave you a wonderful Christmas Gift? Don’t forget to leave me a comment, so you can be entered into the RWBB grand prize give-away. Also, one commenter will be chosen to win a copy of Star Spangled Kiss, my full-length Kissin’ Cops Contemporary Romance.

Thanks for stopping by this weekend! Have a wonderful holiday and see you back here in 2011!

Now, head off to your next stop: Savanna Kougar- http://kougarkisses.blogspot.com

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Christa

LSB Holiday Blog Hop

Welcome to the Holiday Rush Blog Tour. If you are just starting the tour, head on over to www.booknibbles.com and take the “tour bus” through the entire blog hop. There are several wonderful authors participating with gift give-aways. At the end, there is an author chat, as well.  Don’t miss out on the holiday-themed, fun things going on this weekend.

Have you been running around in a crazy dash to get things done for this holiday season? Are you eager for the smiles and joy of Christmas gift-giving? Would a little break from the chaos help to recharge you? Well, I’m glad you stopped by today. I have some sweet eye-candy for you to peruse. And, a book give-away drawing that could add to your get-away time. So, enjoy these sexy views before you head out again, in search of that perfect present or wonderful, festive decoration.

Who has been a good this year?

Naughty or Nice?

 And for a bonus….

What do you want for Christmas?

Leave me a comment and tell me if you have been naughty or nice. I promise no coal will be passed out. Sometimes, naughty can be a good thing. I’ll choose a random reply to win a free digital download of Star Spangled Kiss. Maybe, a  hot summer love story can warm you up during this cold holiday season.

Thanks for stopping by. Have a wonderful Christmas and fabulous 2011.

Christa

LSB Halloween Blog Hop

Welcome to my site and Happy Halloween weekend. Your tour bus has brought you here today through www.booknibbles.com and I hope you have your goodie-bag handy.  Now that you’re here, you can enjoy some sweet eye-candy, share with me about your desires for tricks and treats, and enter to win a $10 gift card to Amazon as well as a free download of one of my Blood-Vine novels.

Now, onto the treats….

Nothing like slowly unwrapping your candy, bit by bit, savoring the delicious sweet as it is opened before your eyes:

Super Hottie

 Yes, licking your candy is completely enjoyable and encouraged, especially when it’s hard and hot:

Mister Ab-licious

 Aye, imported treats are delicious and sweet:

Highland Delight

Don’t forget, Trick or Treating is all about the fun:

Jack O'Bum

Well, did you get your fill? Is your bag getting heavy? If you have more room for another treat, like a gift-card and digital book, leave me a comment and tell me who you want to Trick or Treat you and what you’d like for him to slip in your bag.

Thanks for stopping by. If you’re in the mood for vampires and sensual stories, check out my Blood-Vine series.

Now, onto your next stop. Hope you don’t get too much of a sugar rush. Unless, you want one.

Christa