Lucy Traveler by Lola Karns

Lucky Traveler

By Lola Karns

Published by Decadent Publishing

Genre: Erotic Romance, Contemporary, Heat Level 4

Lucky TravelerLucky Traveler:

Nearly a year after she found her boyfriend with his hand up someone else’s dress, Midwestern school teacher, Keira Jones, contacts a dating service in a faraway town for a much-needed confidence boost and night of adoration.

Logan Collins doesn’t remember much about the night he screwed up his cousin’s wedding and his life. But with five months of sobriety under his belt and most of his amends made, he celebrates with a 1Night Stand.

When Madame Eve sends these ex-lovers to the same Las Vegas hotel room, the two of them must discover whether good luck or bad luck guides their travels.

 

Lucky Traveler Excerpt:

Logan couldn’t do this sitting down. Not after all his failed efforts to reach out to her. A sigh escaped. The coin in his pocket was bigger than that old one-dollar coin his grandma gave him and about the size of a poker chip before the machines all switched to swipe cards. He wrapped his fingers around it. Why purple, he didn’t know. The next was worse. Pink, but he wanted it anyway. The coin brought power held in his palm. He squeezed it almost as tight as his eyelids.

“I’ve been sober one hundred and thirty-one days.”

“So?” Her nonchalance annoyed him.

“I don’t drink anymore.”

She sighed. He paced. This is your chance to move her from the hopeless step nine to eight. A slip of paper in his wallet listed everyone he could think of to whom he needed to make amends. Keira’s name reigned at the top of the list. He looked at her, an angel in blue curled up on the couch. The skirt of her dress slid over her legs. A line of lace midway up her thigh caught Lucky’s attention. For the first time in almost eleven months, the big guy straightened up for a better view. The upper brain clicked in enough to restrain him from doing a fist pump, but his hand twitched anyway.

“Ahem.” She cleared her throat.

“Right.” He had a job to do. Business before pleasure as the saying goes. The apology. “Are you wearing a garter belt?”

After a glance at her legs, she tugged a fold of fabric over the delicious spot. Her squint approximated anger. With those wide, round eyes, she never looked truly pissed off. Except at the wedding and in his recurring nightmare.

“Is it the one I bought?”

“No. That one had bad memories. I threw it out.”

Would she throw him to the trash heap, too?

“Did you wear it to the wedding?”

“You asked me to.” Her voice chilled him.

The warm coin palmed in his fist reminded him of renewed opportunity.

“We can’t move forward until we move back. I made a fool of you. My weakness in the face of alcohol led me to certain inappropriate behaviors that hurt me—”

“Cut the shit. You had your hand up the wrong bridesmaid’s dress.”

 

Inspiration:

I wrote my 2014 Decadent release Bad Traveler as a stand-alone title, but the characters weren’t done with me. Several readers asked me about Keira Jones and Logan Collins. I tried to wrestle them into a novel, but Keira refused to participate. Logan kept pestering me. I discarded plot after plot until he tapped me on the shoulder and said “You know I’m a recovering alcoholic, right?” I understood that he needed a chance to make amends.

Only Madame Eve and Decadent’s 1Night Stand series offered a way to bring these two characters together. I hope you will enjoy their journey.

 

Buy Links:

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Lola KarnsLola Karns

Having held myriad jobs as Lola Karns moved through Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, New Jersey, Georgia, and Virginia, she decided she needed a portable career. Writing fit the bill.

Lola currently resides in Minnesota with her husband, two children, two hairless cats and a fluffy ex-stray cat. When not writing, she enjoys baking, reading and drinking coffee.

She is the author of Lucky Traveler, Bad Traveler and Winter Fairy.

 

Media links:

Website/blog    www.lolakarns.com

Twitter                         @lolakarns https://twitter.com/LolaKarns

Facebook         https://www.facebook.com/LolaKarns

Goodreads       https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6451976.Lola_Karns

Google+           https://plus.google.com/u/0/+LolaKarns/about/p/pub

Pinterest           http://www.pinterest.com/lolakarns/

 

 

Ooooh – A giveaway. I have a $10.00 gift card to the winner’s choice of Amazon or B&N running Oct 6th to Nov 6th.

 

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Midwinter’s Eve #Giveaway Hop

 

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Welcome to the Midwinter’s Eve Giveaway Hop

Lots of authors/bloggers are giving away prizes.

I’m giving away the first two ebook copies of my Fantasy/ Paranormal Romance series and a $5 Gift Card.

 

For a chance to win, do any of the following, or all of them if you wish:

  •        Leave a comment on your favorite gift you’ve ever received for Christmas or another holiday if you don’t celebrate.
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9781440565601What happens when a vampire bites an Elvin?

 

 

 

 

 

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Bio Pic 300x400Andrea R. Cooper writes fantasy, paranormal, historical and contemporary romance.

Her favorite childhood memories revolved around creating vibrant characters for her friends, and then acting out their adventures. Inside her fantasy worlds of darkened forests, dragon-filled glades, and iced islands, nothing was banned. From the ethereal Elvin to the most maligned Vampires, all were welcome in her fictional realities, a stark contrast to her home, where the magical and mythical was forbidden.

Divorced and disillusioned of love and believing all the love songs and books exaggerated, she put aside her creativity for life. Many years past before characters, from the familiar to the freshly conceived, came to her again, but this time teasing at a new passion, the written word.

Gradually, her real life hero brought love and magic back into existence. During the time when her characters were getting reacquainted, the love of her life was showing her that true love never gives up and rekindles no matter how many times others attempt to extinguish it. Today, she is happily married with three children.

Andrea believes in the power of change and delighting in each moment. But most fervently, she believes in the magic of love and imagination again.

website: http://www.andreacooperbooks.com

twitter: @andreaRcooper

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Snuggle in Close for Winter Warm-up Blog Hop

 Welcome to the Winter Warm-up Blog Hop

 

Ever wonder why it’s called ‘falling in love’ rather than ‘planning love’ or ‘going to love’? Because often, we don’t have a choice. Love trips us, making lovers fall even when they don’t plan to.

In Son of Dragons, my fantasy/ paranormal romance  – Mirhana has no intention of falling in love. Too many of her human lovers have died. But when she finds herself slipping for Prince Landon, all her boundaries fade away.

 

9781440581267In a time of false peace, the dead rise as soldiers for the Warloc’s scheme. For thousands of years he has stood ready for the final battle. Though the witch and her cursed Elvin have destroyed his physical body, now with his protégé, he has honed a new way to wage war.

Shunned by her own people and weary-hearted from centuries of lost loves, Elvin warrior Mirhana scours the land to silence the undead. Her heart has turned as cold as the sword she wields, until a prince seeks her aid.

Never has Prince Landon met a woman like Mirhana. Both beautiful and deadly, she haunts his dreams. The battle at hand becomes more enchanting than fighting to remain true to his unseen betrothed.

When a traitor emerges, new alliances are tested and the only remaining hope is to follow the prophecy and find the … Son of Dragons.

 

 

Excerpt: The other, made her skin heat from the inside out. She remembered his stance at the window. Powerful. He leaned forward as if he heard their whispers. His light hair was damp. Even his muscled chest made her want to touch his skin: it looked like velvet in the moonlight. She shook her head, it had been too long since she bedded someone, that was all.

When she heard the ring of the creature’s sword being drawn, she ducked behind a willow. Damn her mind’s distractions. Surprise was vital in killing the undead.

I’m giving away a free ebook copy of Son of Dragons Book 2 Legends of Oblivion to a random commenter. For your chance to win, tell me if you’ve ever fallen in love and what it felt like – or what you think it would be like.

Update: Winner of the ebook copy – Son of Dragons is shadowluvs2read

 

Click here to go to the main-page and Hop to other blogs: www.hopswithheart.blogspot.com

GRAND PRIZE:

1 $75 Amazon Gift Card

The Grand Prize winner ($75 Amazon Gift Card) is:
Stephanie Osborn

 

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Bio Pic 300x400Andrea R. Cooper writes fantasy, paranormal, historical and contemporary romance.

Her favorite childhood memories revolved around creating vibrant characters for her friends, and then acting out their adventures. Inside her fantasy worlds of darkened forests, dragon-filled glades, and iced islands, nothing was banned. From the ethereal Elvin to the most maligned Vampires, all were welcome in her fictional realities, a stark contrast to her home, where the magical and mythical was forbidden.

Divorced and disillusioned of love and believing all the love songs and books exaggerated, she put aside her creativity for life. Many years past before characters, from the familiar to the freshly conceived, came to her again, but this time teasing at a new passion, the written word.

Gradually, her real life hero brought love and magic back into existence. During the time when her characters were getting reacquainted, the love of her life was showing her that true love never gives up and rekindles no matter how many times others attempt to extinguish it. Today, she is happily married with three children.

Andrea believes in the power of change and delighting in each moment. But most fervently, she believes in the magic of love and imagination again.

Paranormal Romance HOWLOWEEN Blog Hop

Welcome to the Paranormal Romance Howl-oween Blog Hop hosted by Hops with Heart

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What paranormal character would you dress up for on Halloween if you could be anyone? 

Can’t decide between two? What if they were combined?  I merged an Elvin with a vampire for my first novel, The Garnet Dagger Book 1 Legends of Oblivion and who better to fall in love with a Vampire Elf, but a witch 🙂

 

9781440565601With a frown, I crawled into the cave. She lay on her side, her breathing even. I brushed back a leaf stuck in her blond hair. My fingers glided across her brow and a shock radiated through me.

Perhaps, because I was already full from my curse, I could touch her? Cautious, I leaned over her. My lips tingled before they even brushed hers.

She sighed against my mouth, and kissed me back. Her mouth opened like a blossom. Gingerly, my tongue touched hers. Surely nectar was not as sweet as this. Her arms rose, bringing me closer. I fell across her, my body shivering from my power.

Damn my curse. I leapt off her and banged my head against the cave’s ceiling.

She stared up at me as if to focus. “Brock?”

“Aye,” I replied and backed away, ashamed of what I’d done. I was supposed to end herlife. What was I doing kissing her?

Buy Links:

The Garnet Dagger Amazon: http://goo.gl/rMEJ59

The Garnet Dagger B & N:http://goo.gl/Qp5i6A

The Garnet Dagger iTunes: http://goo.gl/s1Cugp

 Please leave a comment below on your favorite paranormal character or what/who you’d like to dress up for Halloween and win a chance for a free ebook copy of The Garnet Dagger. A winner will be chosen randomly.

 

Also, Hops with Heart is having a giveaway contest as well.

GRAND PRIZE:

1 $50 Amazon Gift Card

UPDATE: 

The winner of the Grand Prize ($50 Amazon Gift Card) is:

Janet Haselden

The winner of the ebook The Garnet Dagger Book 1 Legends of Oblivion is Teresa Richards

 

Bio Pic 300x400Andrea R. Cooper writes fantasy, paranormal, historical and contemporary romance.

Her favorite childhood memories revolved around creating vibrant characters for her friends, and then acting out their adventures. Inside her fantasy worlds of darkened forests, dragon-filled glades, and iced islands, nothing was banned. From the ethereal Elvin to the most maligned Vampires, all were welcome in her fictional realities, a stark contrast to her home, where the magical and mythical was forbidden.

Divorced and disillusioned of love and believing all the love songs and books exaggerated, she put aside her creativity for life. Many years past before characters, from the familiar to the freshly conceived, came to her again, but this time teasing at a new passion, the written word.

Gradually, her real life hero brought love and magic back into existence. During the time when her characters were getting reacquainted, the love of her life was showing her that true love never gives up and rekindles no matter how many times others attempt to extinguish it. Today, she is happily married with three children.

Andrea believes in the power of change and delighting in each moment. But most fervently, she believes in the magic of love and imagination again.

website: http://www.andreacooperbooks.com

twitter: @andreaRcooper

newsletter: http://www.andreaRcooper.com