Hot Finish: A Giveaway

Book CoverIt’s honking huge giveaway time. HUGE. Forty copies of Erin McCarthy’s Hot Finish between Smart Bitches and Dear Author because Jane and I, we loved this book. Oh, my gosh, I re-read the series so I could enjoy this book more. I’ve got twenty copies here to give away, and the book isn’t out until 3 August.

This is part one of our Save the Contemporary campaign for Hot Finish.  It’s in mass market, unlike the previous first releases in the series which were in trade (although they are now re-released in mass market).  In the week leading up to the August release date, we will be giving away an iPod Touch to anyone who spreads the good word about Contemporaries and Hot Finish.

So why should you want this book?  Well, Cindy Hwang describes  HOT FINISH by Erin McCarthy thusly:

I love love love Erin’s smart, sexy Fast Track contemporary romance series, and from the moment she introduced Suzanne and Ryder in the first book, FLAT-OUT SEXY, I knew their romance would be something special. And it absolutely is—Suzanne and Ryder have a sexual chemistry together that practically leaps off the page, and what’s so wonderful is how funny they are together too. If you love second chance romances, you’ll love HOT FINISH!

What I liked about this book, I have listed in numerical order:

  1. Suzanne is courageous and scared, brave and gutsy and vulnerable and determined.

  3. Ryder wants Suzanne back, bad. And he’s not an ass about it.

  5. It is HOT. SERIOUSLY. Fan ye yourself hot.

  7. I laughed so hard I spit my gum out. In public. It was disgraceful. The opening chapters alone hurt my abs.

Want to read it a month early?

Leave a comment and tell me: what’s one unforgettable thing you never thought you’d get, that you worked your ass off to achieve? I’ll select 20 winners and books shall be yours. You have 24 hours.

Standard disclaimer: I’m not being compensated for this giveaway. I do not have a thing to do with hot studs who drive cars fast except for my husband. Machine wash with like colors. Close cover before striking. Shake well. Ribbed for your pleasure. Standard penalties for early withdrawal.

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  1. 1
    Ann says:

    I worked my ass off to finish undergrad and grad school in _Five Years_ combined.  I’ve never been happier with my career choices and always love startling people by telling them exactly how long I’ve been a librarian.

  2. 2
    Lori says:

    Being the first person in my family to go to college….

  3. 3
    Angela James says:

    I never thought I’d work for Harlequin!

  4. 4

    Graduating college with my BS in Chemical Engineering and passing my PE Licensing exam on the first try.

    I really want this book!

  5. 5
    Tamara Hogan says:

    Signing a publishing contract!

  6. 6
    Bailey says:

    I went to the National Spelling Bee twice. I studied 40 hours a week as an eighth grade student, got up at 5 a.m. every day and took Latin and Greek in addition to my regular classes and a writing competition I was in. I placed 85th my first year, and 47th my second, which was better than I had ever hoped for. :)

  7. 7
    Mama Nice says:

    I worked my a#* off to put myself through college with a grinding combination of scholarships and part-time jobs. Looking back at my insane schedule of classes, papers, rehearsals, shifts, I really don’t know how I did it all!!!

  8. 8
    Host says:

    Working hard for 2.5 years on EU project and getting an offer to work in Brussels. I didn’t take it but the offer did miracles for improvement of my current job :)

  9. 9
    sugar says:

    A tattoo..Well.. two tattoos! A yellow rose and a hummingbird for my mom who passed away.
    I saved and saved, then sucked up the courage and did it! lol

    Oh and I started my first erotic novel.. I have over thirty pages so far.. never thought I would get that far :)

    gah.. I sound so lame..

  10. 10
    MelB says:

    Six years ago I had a wake up call and saw that my weight had gotten up to 350 pounds. I’d been overweight all my life, but I had gotten so much worse. I was terrified. At first I’d been frightened into action and lost 30 pounds. Then depression hit and I got off the wagon. I started putting it back on. I yo-yoed constantly after that, thinking I could never ever do this. Then I turned 40 last December weighing in at 310. I was horrified and motivated all at once. Thanks to serious lifestyle changes and a new way of thinking, I’m down to 265 (as of this morning), the smallest weight I’ve been in a long, long time. I still have a great distance to go, but I feel like I finally, finally cleared a hurdle.

  11. 11
    sue says:

    I worked my ‘tush’ off to get my teaching certification and I still work hard at being the best darn math teacher I can be.  Math is important!

    and math for many many people is very very scary!!

  12. 12
    Peggy says:

    I’m working my ass off at working my ass off.  Despite a BMI of way more than the press approves of I really like myself, my body and my life.  I’m working hard at getting healthier not for the numbers but for the chance to dance someday at my yer odl grandson’s wedding.

  13. 13
    Kismet says:

    This is kind of silly, but one of my highschool teachers used to post the top 10 GPAs for the class on his black board at the end of each grading cycle. I LOVED this teachers classes, and learned more in them than anything else.

    I was not one of the smartest kids (according to my academic record anyhow) and I had to fight tooth and nail to get them to allow me into the Advanced Placement classes in the first place, and even then it was “only” History and English, they still wouldn’t let me in the AP science.

    I worked my rear-end off for 3 years of AP history to get my name on that board, always to be just a few off the top ten. Finally, last week of Senior AP European History, I walked in and there was my name, not just in the top 10, but No. 3. I took a picture just so it would last, and I still have that picture above my desk for inspiration.

  14. 14
    Sarah W says:

    I never thought I’d finish one novel, much less two—-writing, not reading, thank you.

    Next, I’m working on writing a good one . . .

  15. 15
    Lisa J says:

    Buying my first house.  It was a huge thing for me especially since I am not the bravest when it comes to being alone, but I did it!  More importantly, I love being home by myself.

  16. 16
    Laura (in PA) says:

    Going back to college part-time, and finally getting my Bachelor’s Degree at age 40, with three kids, a husband, a house, and a full-time job, and graduating Summa Cum Laude.

  17. 17
    Heather says:

    I’m going to have to say saving up and paying (cash) for my orthodontia treatment. I’ll be done with the treatment in a couple months, but even now my teeth are so much better than I ever thought they could be.

    People ask why I would “waste” the money on it now. (I’m in my 30s.) But I’ve always had a thing about teeth: my mother didn’t have any top teeth, and my dad only had 4 teeth—and none of them touched. To get this old and still have all my teeth … plus be able to save up money for “cosmetic” dental treatment? It’s an achievement that I can see every time I smile in the mirror.

  18. 18
    Sarah L says:

    Finishing my Master’s degree in one year. My husband had said initially that he could get a job while I did, but he ended up having severe depression/anxiety issues that prevented him from working. So I was working part-time to make up for what the student loans wouldn’t cover, taking 12 to 15 hours of graduate work, and trying to convince him that things would get better. 3 years later, I have my degree, I have a wonderful, fulfilling job that I love as a librarian, and my husband is happy and working on his own degree.

  19. 19
    Marsha says:

    I started my son and my MBA in the same month.  The MBA was finished the month he turned three years old.  I look back now and wonder what kind of crazy I’d been drinking, but also feel so proud.  I carried him with me when I picked up my diploma having conceived his sister the same month as my graduation so when I look at the picture I see both my children and the most rigorous expenditure of brain power (and, honestly, cash) ever.  It’s my favorite pic.

  20. 20
    Cheryl McInnis says:

    When I was a little girl and spent ALL my time at the library, my favorite place in the whole world, I never even imagined that one day I’d get to work there-especially since I originally wanted to be a veterinarian ;-) Of course, some days the library feels like its full of animals…but that’s another story!

  21. 21
    Hydecat says:

    The unforgettable thing I worked my ass off to get?  My marriage. After not dating in high school, and only dating once briefly in college I thought I would end up a single woman who lives in a loft with a cat (or two). I was determined to be the most awesomest single cat lady I could be. … And then I met my future husband and realized that here was someone worth the effort of conquering my shyness. And conquer I did!

  22. 22
    Laurie says:

    We have watched our pennies for years to help our daughters’ with their college educations. Still couldn’t pay 100%, but there’s some satisfaction in knowing that they’ll have brighter, more successful futures as a result of all of those sack lunches and other cutbacks.

    Thanks for such a generous giveaway!

  23. 23
    Sarah says:

    what’s one unforgettable thing you never thought you’d get, that you worked your ass off to achieve?

    My college degrees, graduating both Summa Cum Laude in undergrad and in my Master’s program. It was so much work but so worth it to know that I was the first in my family to go to college.

  24. 24
    StephB says:

    A trilogy book deal. Book 1 is right about to come out in the UK, I’m working on revising Book 3, and I still can’t believe it’s really true. I spent 25 years working to get better and better at writing, but it still is unbelievable that it really worked out.

  25. 25
    Collette says:

    If I’d had gum in my mouth when I read this, I’d have spit it out for “penalty for early withdrawal”.  You don’t say.

    I’m feeling a little sheepish about the working my ass off—could be my frame of mind today but nothing pops to mind.  I suppose staying married.  It’s the hardest thing I’ve ever done and requires a hell of a lot of work, every freaking day.  Especially on those days when I’d rather lock him in a closet so I don’t have to look at him.  It’s that or set his underwear on fire.  (Kidding!!!!  Don’t send the cops.)  It’ll be 18 years in a couple of months.  I guess that’s some serious work or some serious mood-altering drugs. ;-)

  26. 26
    Michelle says:

    This is also kind of silly, but I have worked really hard to make sure my fiance and I have a good relationship.  As I’ve watched other relationships dissolve around us, I feel like we’ve become closer and stronger.  I am proud of how mature we’ve grown up to be, and how capable we both are on our own, and I’m amazed by how devoted I feel towards him, and how adoring he still seems to be of me.  It’s warm fuzzies all the time in our household!  I know that I’m never off-the-hook in terms of always needing to “make-to-work” but I was so happy when he proposed, because it was proof that he feels the same way.

  27. 27
    Pam says:

    I have to say that earning my black belt in Judo was something totally out of character for me, and I did indeed work my ass off for it.  I’ve been heavy since I was a little kid, loved books and loathed physical activity.  When my daughters and husband got involved with a local judo club, I’d be dragooned into taking the kids to classes.  The activity on the mat gradually became more enticing than the mom gossip on the sidelines.  I became so enthralled listening to the instructors because I could visualize myself doing the moves, so at the age of 40ish and a weight in the mid-200s, I put on a gi for the first time.  I didn’t get younger or skinnier, but I spent a decade doing something I was passionate about.  Though I’m no longer active on the mat, just thinking about it still makes me happy.

    You are already a winner!  You are certainly an inspiration to me.  I hope that you achieve all your goals.  Best.

  28. 28
    Sharon M says:

    It took 12 years to have a child but I’m now a stay at home mom with an awesome almost-four year old son. I had major surgery a couple of weeks ago in order to be a better, more active mom and I’m working my butt off each day doing rehab. My goal is to be the best I can be by my little one’s fourth birthday.

  29. 29
    SamG says:

    Apparently, I’ve never had that ‘get it or die trying’ passion for anything.

    Oh, wait.  My kids.  I had 5 years of various infertility solutions followed by a last big push of a GIFT surgery to get pregnant.  It was a $10,000 loan/gamble on a ‘you get to do this once’ requirement.  We paid them off when they were 3 :) 


  30. 30
    Amy P. says:

    I always wanted to be a mom – a GOOD mom – the FUN mom in the neighborhood.  I realized I was that mom when I came home from the market and there were 10 kids in the front yard playing basketball and only 4 were mine!  And the icing on the cake . . . the kids (not mine) helped unload the car (I think secretly searching for ice cream)!

    spam word:  class73 – I hope I’m still classy at 73!!

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