#Giveaway [Deadline Extended]-Designed For Love by @KelseyBrowning

Hey, y’all! (I get to say y’all when I blog about Southern Romances, but I think I was made an honorary Southern Girl a few weeks ago by one of my awesome author buddies anyway.)

I’m so glad you’ve popped by to check out the sooper sekrit (okay, not so secret) exclusive Designed For Love excerpt on my blog today. You know I rave about Kelsey Browning’s books ALL. THE. TIME. anyway, but I’m really excited to be part of this blog tour. I received an ARC of this book a while back and I’ve been sitting on my review for what feels like 100 years. I can’t wait to share it with you guys (and now I don’t have to – so look for it later today!).

Let’s get to it, shall we?

DESIGNED FOR LOVE by Kelsey Browning

Author of Texas Nights Series

Co-author of The Granny Series

Without further ado, here’s the pretty cover.

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Cute couple kissing, sweet motorcycle. You like? Good.

Guys, this book is out TODAY. Buy a copy. You know what? If you don’t already have it, buy the entire series. How’s this… buy this book, send me a screenshot of your purchase confirmation to needmorebooksblog@gmail.com, and I’ll do a draw to WIN THE FIRST THREE BOOKS IN THE SERIES!!!!!!!! (All the exclamation points, guys!) I’ll leave the giveaway open until Monday, December 1 at 9pm EST. Winner announced Thursday morning here on the blog, and I’ll slap it on Kelsey’s author page on Facebook. You can find the link later in this post. Become a fan. …do it. You know you want to.

About the Book

Title:                Designed For Love (Texas Nights, #4)

Release:          November 24, 2014

Genre:             Contemporary Romance, Romantic Comedy

Format:           e-book

Book Links:      Amazon / Barnes & Noble / Apple / Goodreads


Book Summary:

Ashton Davenport: Hot blonde. Old Money. Off-limits.

That’s how Mac McLaughlin sees her, anyway. And now that he’s enduring a temporary self-imposed exile in tiny Shelbyville, Texas, he’s seeing her way too often. Mac only wants to succeed as the contractor for the Lily Lake development in order to rebuild his reputation and return to Dallas, pronto. A sexy distraction like Ashton was not in the plans.

Mac McLaughlin: Hot builder. Cash poor. Hands-on.

Ashton kissed her trust fund goodbye and left her life as a society princess to prove she could make it on her own. Developing Lily Lake is her big chance, but it’s hard to stay focused working side-by-side with bossy, rough-around-the-edges Mac. Especially when he pulls off his shirt.

When the discovery of an endangered species derails the project, Mac can’t afford to stick around for a stalled job. His and Ashton’s explosive chemistry aside, he’s outta there…unless she can convince him that they just might be able to build something together.

…and here’s what you came here for.

Ashton hit her car’s brights to better light the cratered oil-top road she was bumping down. Within a half mile, the road dead-ended into twin dirt ruts bisected by weeds taller than her convertible’s hood. If those weeds weren’t listing to the left, proving someone had driven this path recently, she would’ve backed out, turned her butt around and taken Napoleon back to the apartment for a bowl of Frosty Paws.

Then again, they’d been out of the pricey frozen dog treats for three weeks now.

After the grocery store fiasco a few days ago, Ashton had been so humiliated and so damned thankful for Mac, she’d darted out of the grocery store before he could finish filling in the check to the Piggly Wiggly. And the name on his check…Michael E. McLaughlin. She hadn’t known his name was Michael. And that E initial was driving her crazy—Ethan, Edward, Earl?

Now that she knew his real name, she felt even more indebted to him.

“He’s not my type,” she told Napoleon. Never in her life had she been with a man who looked as though he could pull up a tree, roots and all, and carry it ten miles on his back. “He’s too big and burly. He probably has to siphon off the excess testosterone every morning. So my heart beats a little faster when he’s around. I probably have a cardiac problem. The man wears flannel shirts. With snaps, for God’s sake.”

She sat at the crossroads, her headlights shining into the woods surrounding Lily Lake, while Napoleon perched his fuzzy paws on the passenger side window and whined. She could normally read his moods easily, but the sound he was making was a cross between “I swear there are bears in those trees,” “I desperately need a pawdicure on these ragged nails,” and “You’re seriously hot for Paul Bunyan boy?”

“I know, sweetie. I’ve been a bad mommy. Maybe if Gigi can offer some advice—”or money, “—we can schedule a spa day.” She probably shouldn’t put that onus on her grandmother. And she’d learned not to make promises she couldn’t keep because Napoleon understood every word she said, and he’d hold her to them. After the filet fiasco and her subsequent scolding, he’d found his way into her makeup drawer. It had taken two baths to wash all the mascara and lipstick out of his fur. If he went at it again, she’d be forced to skulk around the local discount store in a trench coat and dark glasses to buy an all-in-one makeup kit for under twenty bucks. A shudder rippled up her spine. Napoleon even looked over at her as if to say do not go there.

But the way things were, she might not even be able to afford an eye shadow-blusher combo.

She blew out a breath. If only she could blow her troubles away as easily. 

Praise for Texas Nights Series:


Designed For Love:

“Had me laughing from page one!  Browning takes all those awkward little details in life that we like to hide, turns them into hilarious gems, and crafts brilliance with them.  I loved the characters, the town, the dog–and the hammock!  What a hoot!” ~ Sharla Lovelace, Award Winning Author of Don’t Let Go

“Hilarious antics, sassy banter, and sizzling chemistry add up to one fantastic story as Mac and Ashton stumble their way toward happily ever after!” ~ Tracy Brogan, International Bestselling Author


Personal Assets:


“A hot man, a headstrong woman, and sizzling chemistry set against a homey Texas backdrop—Browning’s contemporary debut has all the assets that count!”  ~ Ruthie Knox, USA Today bestselling author of Flirting with Disaster


Problems in Paradise:


“Starring a sexy lawman and a woman with a scandalous secret, a deliciously fun read.” ~ Shannon Stacey, New York Times bestselling author


 And here’s the brains of the operation, the super funny and very talented Kelsey Browning. I can’t even begin to explain how lucky I feel to have this lovely person in my life, let alone that she has shared her talent with us all. The first book in her Texas Nights series will always have a special place in my heart, and on my virtual bookshelf.
Kelsey Browning - Headshot

About the Author

Kelsey Browning writes sass kickin’ love stories and co-authors Southern cozy mysteries. She’s also a co-founder of Romance University blog, one of Writer’s Digest 101 Best Websites for Writers. Originally from a Texas town smaller than the ones she writes about, Kelsey has also lived in the Middle East and Los Angeles, proving she’s either adventurous or downright nuts. These days, she hangs out in northeast Georgia with Tech Guy, Smarty Boy, Bad Dog and Pharaoh, a (fingers crossed) future therapy dog.


Connect with Kelsey: Email / Website / Newsletter / Facebook / Twitter / Goodreads / Pinterest


Facebook Party

Kelsey is hosting a Thankful for Romance Facebook Party from Friday, November 21 – Monday, November 24 and will be featuring several authors each day. If you haven’t had the chance to get acquainted with Kelsey and her super fun friends yet, this is a great opportunity. You’ll get to chat with the authors and get to know them a little, you’ll learn about a TON of new-to-you books, make some friends, and maybe even win a prize.

Here’s a peek at who’s going to be there:


Friday, November 21 – Celebrating Romance Series
Awesome Authors include: Angi MorganAdrienne Giordano Author Page,Tamara MorganShauna AllenAlison PackardTerri Osburn, & Tracey Devlyn

Saturday, November 22 – Celebrating Sexy Romance
Awesome Authors include: Avery FlynnRobin CovingtonKimberly KincaidKelsey Browning – Author, and a special Amazon gift card giveaway from Liliana Hart.

Sunday, November 23 – Celebrating Southern Sass Romance
Awesome authors include: Christine Glover AuthorJodi LintonSharla LovelaceNancy Naigle & Cynthia D’Alba.

Monday, November 24 – Celebrating Contemporary Romance & the release of Kelsey Browning‘s Designed for Love.
Awesome authors include: Jamie FarrellDianna Love, Kat LathamKim LawCaro CarsonWendy S. Marcus, & Sonali Dev


Link to Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/832158273473413



Blog Tour Stops

Now I know you’re probably here because you’ve been following along with all of the other exclusive excerpts this week, but just in case you’re here because you’re one of mine, here’s a list of all of the other awesome blogs that have been posting excerpts from Designed For Love.


November 16 – Excerpt One

Brain Candy



November 17 – Excerpt Two

Just Contemporary Romance



November 18 – Excerpt Three

Brooke Blogs



November 19 – Excerpt Four

Ramblings From This Chick



November 20 – Excerpt Five

Romance Junkies



November 21 – Excerpt Six

Herding Cats and Burning Soup



November 22 – Excerpt Seven

TBQ’s Book Palace



November 23 – Excerpt Eight

Doing Some Reading



November 24 – Excerpt Nine

Gonna Need More Books (Hey, that’s me! And you’re already here…)




Vampire Trouble by Sara Humphreys (@authorsara) PreOrder Extravaganza!


Now that I have your attention…

Remember that really awesome vampire book I read a while back, with the hot, strong female lead? A really fresh take on a vamp-centric PNR? (If not you can find the review for Sara Humphrey’s first Dead in the City book, Tall, Dark and Vampire here.) Well, Sara is back with the second book in this series and I can not wait to get my hands on a copy. I’ve already pre-ordred mine and have RSVP’d to Sara’s Release Day party on Facebook. MUCH EXCITEMENT! There’s a great contest going on for pre-orders, too. You should get in on it. It’s easy! You even get a little gift just for preording. Everybody wins! Check out the cover…



Vampire Trouble Special Pre-Order Gift!

 Send proof of your pre-order of Vampire Trouble by Sara Humphreys (PUBLICATION DATE: July 1 2014) and Sourcebooks will send you a special Dead in the City bookmark and an “I ❤ #NYCVamps” button!

front bookmark  NYCVAMPS Button

Sourcebooks will send these gifts to anyone who shows them their pre-order receipt until June 30th, or supplies run out. Just email your receipt to casablanca@sourcebooks.com.

Additionally, everyone who sends us their proof of pre-order will also be entered in a random drawing to win a necklace just like the emerald one Maya wears in Vampire Trouble. These necklaces will be given away as the preorders hit the 250, 750, and 1,000 preorder mark!

And if preorders hit the 2,000 mark, then one lucky entrant will receive a $250 gift card to Barnes & Noble!

Be sure to follow Sara Humphreys on Facebook, Twitter, and her Website for more details leading up to the release of Vampire Trouble, including more exclusives, and MUCH MORE of her fabulous paranormal romances!

The winners of the jewelry will be announced on Sara Humphreys Facebook page and website as each threshold is reached!

So spread the word about #NYCVamps!


Pre-Order your copy today! (Links below)

Amazon, Apple iBooks, Barnes and Noble, Book Depository, Indigo Books.


Here’s the book blurb…



A fledgling vampire ignites a war…

Maya remembers the last moments of her life as a human with haunting clarity, and every man she meets pays the price…until Shane. Finding herself in the middle of a bloody fight between vampires and werewolves, Maya has no choice but to let the devastatingly sexy vampire guard get close to her.


And that’s not all that heats up…

Shane Quesada, a four-century-old vampire sentry, is known for his cold, unemotional precision, but once Maya begins to invade his dreams, his world is changed forever. His job to protect her is swiftly replaced by the all-consuming need to claim her as his own.



Praise for Tall, Dark, and Vampire (Dead in the City #1):

“Shines with fascinating new characters… from the very talented Humphreys!” —RT Book Reviews, 4½ Stars, Top Pick of the Month

“Laughter, action and a steamy love story.” —Long and Short Reviews

“Riveting, outstandingly written… A must read for all vampire lovers.” —Bitten by Love Reviews

“Engaging… Humphreys skillfully blends intrigue and romance.” —Publishers Weekly