Thursday, October 24, 2013

{Release Event + Giveaway} Meant for Her by Raine Thomas

Raine Thomas is celebrating the release of her latest New Adult Contemporary Romance, Meant for Her! We have a guest post and giveaway below to help celebrate!

Release: October 17, 2013
Published by Iambe Books, LLC

Photographer Sierra Stratton views the world through a lens all her own. She has an uncanny sense about people, something that often causes her trouble. When she meets the sexy and brooding Evan Dorsey, her intuition tells her he’s suffering, and she wants to be the one to help him.
Evan isn’t open to help from anyone, however. His focus is on his Major League career and making himself as marketable as possible for his upcoming free agency. He plans to ride out the season in Atlanta and then sign with another team, away from the painful memories that haunt him.
Someone’s eager to send him on his way, too. Between anonymous threats and equipment sabotage, it’s clear he’s earned himself an enemy along the way. To him, it’s one more sign that he’s right to move on.
But Sierra threatens his conviction. Her contagious smile proves hard to resist, as does her kiss. She tempts him in ways he never anticipated, making him question his plans for the first time. If he’s not careful, she might just convince him that he’s meant for her.

{Raine's Favorite Quotes from Meant for Her by Raine Thomas}

Raine: As you can probably imagine, I enjoyed writing the exchanges between Evan and Sierra the most. They had instant chemistry. One of my favorite scenes between them is after they’ve been friends for a few weeks. They’ve just bathed their dogs and engaged in a soap and water fight before returning back to their apartments.

“Just so you know,” he said, “I’m officially offering my services in case you need help getting yourself back to rights.”

“Are you? That’s very neighborly of you.”

“I think I’m starting to get the hang of this neighborly thing.”

“It would seem so. Sadly, since your suggestion would lead to at least one entire day of hot sex and you have company coming, I’ll have to take a rain check.”

“I’ve cancelled on Cole before. I think he’s getting used to it.”

“Alas, I can’t afford the sex-a-thon distraction today with the big shoot to prep for. You’ll have to work on your timing, neighbor.”

“Damn. Well, can’t say I didn’t try.”

Raine: The other key relationships in this book relate to the main characters and their canine friends. Evan owns a couple of Alaskan Klee-Kais named Miller and Beck. Miller loves to hide instead of getting caged. This is one of my favorite scenes, right after Evan searches high and low.

Shaking his head, he walked into the empty guestroom and opened the cabinet door. Sure enough, two blue eyes surrounded by a dark mask of fur stared back at him.

“You’re lucky you resemble Batman in his Batcave,” Evan said, reaching in, pulling him out by his scruff, and holding him at eye level. “It’s saving you from an epic ass-whooping right now.”

Miller licked his cheek.

“I’m serious,” Evan said as he walked to the cage. “You may think I’m soft on you because you’re smart enough to hide under the sink, but—ah, hell. I’m so damn proud right now.”

Raine: One of the secondary characters in the story is Evan’s dogsitter, Geoff. He asks Sierra out a number of times, and she has to get creative when it comes to turning him down. I like how this exchange reflects the friendship side of Evan and Sierra’s relationship.

Thirty seconds later, his cell buzzed in his pocket. He pulled it out and saw that he had a text from Sierra.

Welcome home, Evan.

Blinking, his gaze moved to the wall separating his kitchen from her bedroom. He looked at the doorway where Geoff had just departed, then back at the wall.

Shaking his head and grinning, he typed, Faked a date, did you?

IDK what you mean. I’m in the dark with a hot guy who’s panting all over me.

Leo doesn’t count.

Then I faked a date.

Bad girl. Come on over if you’re up to it.

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About the Author
Raine Thomas is the author of bestselling Young Adult and New Adult romantic fiction, including the award-winning Daughters of Saraqael Trilogy and Firstborn Trilogy. She is a proud member of Romance Writers of America and is a contributing blogger to The Writer's Voice. When she isn’t planning weddings, writing, or glued to social networking sites, she can usually be found on one of Florida’s beautiful beaches with her husband and daughter or crossing the border to visit with her Canadian friends and relatives.

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1 comment:

  1. Thanks so much for participating in the Meant for Her blog tour!