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-Winston Churchill

Friday, March 18, 2011

BLB Ebook Tours - Untamable by Becca Dale Review & Giveaway






I'm happy to have Becca Dale with me today.  She is on Ebook Tour with Book Lovin' Bitches with her title,  Untamable.  I had the pleasure of reviewing this and Becca was kind enough to offer a giveaway!  Thank you Becca and welcome to Immortality and Beyond.

From Amazon -Eight years ago Lily Swanson left Havashaw County with a broken heart. Now circumstances have brought her back to the cowboy who still drives her crazy. Seeing him again stirs erotic memories, but the pain of his betrayal refuses to be soothed with a sexy smile.

Lily left him. That inescapable fact drives Thor Hanson to succeed more than any other. Her return to Havashaw triggers anger, lust and regret, but when she reveals the truth behind her leaving, he's determined to rein her in and show her that what they have is more than a memory.

Neither can deny their passion, as untamable as the broncs Thor trains. But will it be enough, and can Thor convince Lily she's right where she belongs?



My Review:

Untamable by Becca Dale was exquisite.  I don't know if I just didn't look at this book close enough,  read the synopsis right or what but this was definitely not what I expected, and just look at that cover.  I loved it! 

Lily hadn't been home in eight years.  The day Thor told her to leave was the day she left everything behind.  Now the time has come that she must return home to see her good friend Mara, who happens to be Thor's sister.

Knowing sooner or later she will have to come face to face with Thor,  she wasn't exactly prepared for it.  He could still make the fire burn despite how much he broke her heart. 

When Thor tells her he's going to be riding Lightning,  the  very horse that put him in the hospital and caused her to leave her life,  Lily realizes he still takes too many risks and tells him she won't be watching him try to kill himself.  Furious at his arrogance,  she storms off.

Now,  during those dreadful eight seconds,  she can't turn away.  Thor makes his ride and a rush of relief floods Lily,  he wasn't hurt.  In search of a breather,  she heads to the barn. 

An old wound flared,  Thor finds Lily in the stables,  dropping from the pain in his knee.  "Kiss me."  Thor demands needing to get his mind off the pain or pass out.  Lily gives in and passions re-ignite.  Realizing the love is still strong,  Thor refuses to let Lily leave him again.  Will he be able to convince her to stay?

I loved this short by Becca Dale.  I wasn't expecting the steamy sex scenes which was an added bonus for me.  I loved these characters and the relationship between Thor and Lily was well developed and fantastically played out.  The only thing I wanted was more.  I think this story would make for a great novel and I do hope to see more of Lily and Thor,  even some of their back story could be a book of its own. 

Becca Dale has such a wonderful style of writing I can't wait to read more from her.


(My new rating system - Isn't it pretty?)
Becca answers a few questions yay!



When did you first consider yourself a writer?  I started spinning romance and horror stories with my friends as stars somewhere around fifth grade and continued from there. I was twelve or thirteen when I became conscious that my friends looked to me to entertain them at slumber parties and campouts, but did not really consider myself a professional writer until I got my first cover in my mailbox.
 
What inspired Untamable?  I suppose I should tell you the impetus came from somewhere in my head, but in reality, I was walking across the local campus one day and saw a few young cowboys on their way to the barns. They were just so dang arrogant and cute and so very male. LOL Despite that somewhat cougarish start, Thor is based on the country men in my life who struggle to share their feelings. He might be a bit tougher on the outside, but he is the same sweet softie underneath it all. No matter how angry or defensive he gets, he would never raise a hand to a woman and would protect friends and family with his life.
 
Will we ever be seeing more of Lily and Thor? Since I adore his parents, I have played with the idea of writing about Thor's sister, but I have at least two others in line ahead of her so it might be a while.
 
What can readers expect in the pages regardless of the cover? Thor and Lily's story started when they were young and stupid. Although it is a tale of a true cowboy and the woman who loves him, the focus is more on growing up and the pain of misunderstanding as well as the importance of listening beyond words spoken. Thor’s pride and Lily’s tender feelings throw up obstacles neither of them knows quite how to overcome. 

Today Becca is giving away a choice for one of the following ebooks to one lucky winner!  This giveaway will run until March 24.  Winner will be drawn using Random.org announced on March 25.  So what are the books you can win you ask?  Check these out....

Eight years ago Lily Swanson left Havashaw County with a broken heart. Now circumstances have brought her back to the cowboy who still drives her crazy. Seeing him again stirs erotic memories, but the pain of his betrayal refuses to be soothed with a sexy smile.

Lily left him. That inescapable fact drives Thor Hanson to succeed more than any other. Her return to Havashaw triggers anger, lust and regret, but when she reveals the truth behind her leaving, he's determined to rein her in and show her that what they have is more than a memory.

Neither can deny their passion, as untamable as the broncs Thor trains. But will it be enough, and can Thor convince Lily she's right where she belongs?



Experience has taught forty-year-old Jessica Summers how to manage and diffuse even the toughest situation, but when she’s assigned to protect a multi-millionaire game designer everything changes. The hot, young entrepreneur with sex on his mind becomes the one thing Jess can’t control. Damned irritating brat.

Petite and sassy, Jess teases Sean McCloud’s sense of humor and ignites emotions he’s repressed for too long. He doesn’t see the twelve year age difference as an issue. His heart and body want her plain and simple. Sean just has to get past her hang ups, survive a pirate attack at sea, and convince his sexy bodyguard to surrender. What could be easier?





 Single mother Jenica Anderson keeps small town boys at bay and happy without effort but has no clue how to handle a blue-eyed stranger with a wolfish stare and sensual demands that break all her rules. She only knows that for at least one night, she’ll beg him for exactly what she wants for Christmas.

When a snow storm diverts his plane, Burk Teal lands in Keaton, ND and in the arms of a gorgeous redhead who offers him a glimpse of what home and hearth are all about. As she writhes beneath his hands, he finds precisely what he has been looking for in Santa’s frozen backyard.

Sparks fly immediately between these two, but can physical attraction survive harsh reality or will memories of hot sex and the sound of jingle bells fade to nothing more than a decadent episode that happened one Christmas?


Ex-marine, Marcus Braddock’s protective instincts are stirred by Darcy Ferguson’s generous nature, but her luscious curves arouse an altogether different response. Capturing her for his own quickly becomes a primary objective, but before he can claim his prize, he must liberate the enticing beauty imprisoned behind a wall of insecurities.

Darcy is surrounded by physical perfection—the American standard versus the American ideal. When the ruggedly tempting Marcus Braddock breaches her defenses in a blatant frontal assault, she has no clue how to resist. Yielding could make her the butt of a practical joke, but his sensual blue eyes and tantalizing muscles promise such deliciously sweet surrender.

Before Marc, Darcy understood how the world worked, had been told repeatedly, “Fat girls do not eat sweets in public, do not flaunt their oversized breasts, and certainly do not attract gorgeous men.” Fortunately, no one ever explained the rules to Marc.

Since the last of the great wars, nuclear fallout and global warming have bred fear and suspicion among earth's inhabitants, but they have also bred a new kind of human, which has the rest of the species terrified of annihilation. Prejudice, fear, and hatred have ruled Adarkan's entire life. They are the reason for her birth, and overcoming them is her destiny. She does not have time for love or lust, but when her father's arrogant Beta opens the door to passion, he teaches her the value of a stolen moment and destroys her objectivity. How can she convince both talon and humans to see her as a neutral party in the battle for peace when her body, mind, and heart cry for her talon mate?
As a warrior, Gralak understands the importance of duty and dedication to a cause. As second in command, he trains soldiers to focus on their obligations above all else. These rules guide his life until he meets a lone female who teases his mind and body and makes him questions his dedication to anything except her. Can he protect his love from physical danger and a life of loneliness, or will his own aspirations to become Alpha damn him to an equally cheerless fate?


Trea Daniels rules her professional and personal lives with iron shackles. When it comes to sex, she never mixes business and pleasure, and she always calls the shots. Trea believes power offers security in a male dominated world. However, when her new boss, Jason Green, steps into the picture, he refuses to follow her rules. He plays the game long enough to weaken her defenses, then steals control and demands equality. Jason’s unwavering strength makes Trea confront her own weaknesses and helps her destroy the walls she has so carefully built around her heart.






Nine months after her husband's death, Crystal continues to struggle with his loss though she longs to move on. When she retreats to her grandmother's cabin in Sweden, she hopes to find peace and a bit of herself in the folklore and quiet of her childhood memories. Instead, a gorgeous stranger appears on her doorstep and sends her spinning with his sensual presence.
Too overwhelming to be real and too real to be the mystic being her grandmother claims him to be, Von arouses and confuses Crystal beyond rational thought. In doing so, he releases her from the sexually repressive cage Mark had built around her and frees a spirited woman too long restrained by the expectations of another. When Von and Crystal come together, the searing heat melts Crystal's heart and reservations in a blazing maelstrom of passion that promises a future worthy of the mountain angel that draws them together.


I know!  It's a great choice of books and I can't wait to read them all!   All you have to do is leave a comment with your email address with an answer to this question - What do you love about cowboys?

My answer - They are just so sexy and darn cute in their tight jeans.  Mmm.  I love me a cowboy!

For an extra entry do one or all of the following and leave it in a separate comment so it gets a number:

Like Becca Dale on Facebook
Follow Becca's Retreat - (follow at the top)
Follow Becca Dale on Twitter
Visit Becca's Website and tell me one thing you just loved about it
Follow Me on Twitter
Like Immortality and Beyond on Fanpage
Friend Me on Facebook
Follow this blog
Share this post and let me know where you shared it

Thank you so much Becca for stopping in today and having this AWESOME giveaway!  It has been such a pleasure!  I wish you much success in the future and I will be reading your other books and keeping tabs on you haha,  oh no I think I'm becoming a stalker lol.  Just kidding.  Thanks to everyone for stopping in and meeting Becca and I hope you enjoy Untamable as much as I did.  Good luck!

Until next time,

21 comments:

alice priday said...

hey great contest
i did all of the above, her site is under construction tho so i cant tell you what i like about it
my twitter name is bindisgirl
im shared on twitter and facebook

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alice priday said...

oh and my answer is that cowboys are sexy, expecially wearing nothing but a cowboy hat :)

Liz said...

Leather chaps need I say more
LOL
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Liz said...

Follower Lizzie
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Meredith said...

I like their naturally built bodies. Hard work does a body good!

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Becca Dale said...

Oops, the site isn't under construction anymore though I am sure it will be in a constant state of change. I am sorry that I forgot to remove that note. I need to add links and reviews yet, but it can be navigated otherwise.

Thanks for stopping by everyone.

stacey said...

I love there wild ways.and that there hard workers
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I follow you via GFC
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I Like you Via Facebook
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I Sent Friend Request to you on Facebook
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alice priday said...

i just had a look on becca's site and i have to say my favourite bit was the seven sins section,. i absolutly loved the pictures and the informations on the sins :)

Shelby said...

I <3 your background!
Remember my giveaway? Well...http://bit.ly/gKnYjh

Becca Dale said...

Thanks, Alice. I thought I posted a response to your comment last week about the sins but I don't see it so it must not have gone through. The Seven Sins is an anthology I am working on with friends. For those of you who are interested, click on the blog and then on wrath to learn a bit about my contribution to the group. These will be available very soon I hope.

Deena said...

Hi Becca! I love the rugged, take control on the exterior, but a softy on the interior kinda man. For me, that's my cowboy. Of course, he must be devastatingly handsome with his 5 o'clock shadow and dimpled smile.

hugs,
Deena
deenaremiel@yahoo.com

Kathleen Ann Gallagher's Place to Reflect said...

Hi Becca! I like the way a rugged, preferably blonde haired cowboy looks when he struts around in his cool boots, and a tight pair of jeans helps, too.

Amosette said...

Oh I am SO going with the the jeans...no the hat... no the boots...oh forget it i like the whole look!
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