Thursday, September 6, 2012

Good Things Come in Tall Packages Tour



Welcome to Ann Montclair's Virtual Blurb Blitz Tour for her new release, Good Things Come in Tall Packages, a contemporary romance from Musa Publishing. Ann will be awarding one random commenter along the tour a $25 Amazon GC. Be sure to leave an e-mail address with your comment.


I grew up sneak-reading all my mom's steamy romance novels. She kept them high on a shelf in her closet and warned, "You better not read those..." Of course, I read them. And now I write them! I strive to take readers on a fun, emotionally charged, and highly sensual ride to happily ever after. Available now: THE BILLIONAIRE'S BAUBLE (Soul Mate Publishing 2011), ONE WET SUMMER (Musa Publishing 2012), and GOOD THINGS COME IN TALL PACKAGES (Musa Publishing 2012). Next up: LADY IN DEED, my debut novel in historical romance set in Tudor England (Musa Publishing Winter 2012).

I am a member of the Romance Writers of America (RWA) and a community college English professor. I live in the Finger Lakes region of New York with my sexy hero and our teenage son. Our grown daughter lives in Los Angeles, California--my hometown.

Thanks for learning a little about me. You can contact me at ann@annmontclair.com.LINKS






Blurb for Good Things Come in Tall Packages

Dr. Joe Connors and socialite lawyer Lucy Alcott come from two different worlds, two very different cultures. But will those differences keep them apart when their attraction is too strong to be denied?

When socialite Savannah attorney Lucy Alcott entered the Hyatt looking for fun, martinis, and hot sex, the last thing she expected to find was Dr. Joe Connors.

Joe is Lucy's opposite in every way: he’s dark, she’s pale; he’s tall and reserved, she's tiny and vivacious; he wears his compassion and deep spirituality on his sleeve, she wears designer bags and clothes. That night at the Hyatt Lucy found herself not in the arms of a casual encounter but reaching out to a man who challenged the walls she had built around her heart—and when he gave her his number, Lucy knew Joe deserved a woman as warm and tender as he was. So she threw his number away. When an unexpected meeting six months later brings them together again, will Joe overcome Lucy’s fear of losing her heart, or are their two very different worlds destined to keep them apart forever?

Excerpt for Good Things Come in Tall Packages

The man wanted her.

Lucy felt the passion rolling off of Joe like tidal waves, and she was more than ready to let him knock her off her feet.

“Shall we go upstairs, Joe? I could use a quiet moment with you before we say goodbye again. Every time we’ve been together it’s been in a crowd with music pulsing in the background and drinks in our hands. Let’s be real. Let’s go upstairs and spend some alone time. I won’t bite. Unless you want me to.”

His big smile lit up the room like Georgia sunshine. He stood and proffered his hand, looming above her like an awesome Egyptian statue. Lucy was dwarfed by almost everyone, but Joe was enormous by anyone’s standards. When she’d first met him, despite the fact he was at a medical convention, she’d assumed he played for the NFL. The fact that he possessed brains and brawn made him ideal for bed sport. It hadn’t worked out that night, but tonight…Lucy could hardly wait.

 “Should we say goodbye to Ben and Maura?” Lucy cocked her head to scan the crowded room. She spotted them in the center of the ballroom floor, Jessie sandwiched between her parents, standing on her dad’s feet as the happy newlyweds shared a family dance.

 “Let’s not bother them. Come on, sweetness.” Joe effortlessly pulled Lucy to her sore feet and put his strong arm around her waist. She hobbled a bit. “Shall I carry you, my Southern Belle?”

Got to love gentlemen and their manners, right? Remember, Ann will award a $25 Amazon GC to one random commenter, so leave your email address with your comment.




23 comments:

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    1. Yes, thanks so much!

      --Ann

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  2. I'd be happy to have a Joe in my life. I think I'm in love.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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    1. I have my "Joe"-- and I highly recommend one. ;)

      Thanks for your comment, Marybelle.

      --Ann

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  3. This is such a sensitive and well written story. Love this couple.

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  4. This book sounds fabulous.
    Kit3247(at)aol(dot)com

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  5. Thanks for the spotlight on this book - I like reading interracial romance and this sounds like a good one. Joe sounds like a great hero and I like the sound of Lucy's vivacity and passion for life. Thanks for the excerpt.

    junegirl63 at gmail dot com

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    1. The differences between them are stark, but true love always finds a way-- just maybe not the way we expect. Lucy is not a traditional girl, but Joe is. Compromise becomes their ally, and I think that's true of any great relationship. Thanks for your comment, Maria.

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  6. Nice excerpt--I like the sound of this one!

    vitajex(at)aol(dot)com

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  7. Sounds like a great book, thanks for sharing it

    fencing romein at hotmail dot com

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    1. Thanks for the encouragement, Shannon. When an author spends months of her life with something, it feels awfully good to hear positive comments.

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  8. I love the cover especially how the picture is in black & white.

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    1. I love it! I thought Kelly Shorten (Musa Publishing cover artist)did a fantastic job. I didn't want to shy away from the interracial aspect. If a reader objects, well, they haven't been fooled.

      Thanks, Susie.

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  9. I enjoyed the excerpt and look forward to reading the book. As a Ga/SC girl living far from home, I'm always happy to get a taste of home in a book .

    maryjooller [at] yahoo [dot] com

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    1. I love the south and try to keep true to its amazing flavor. Thank you, Mary Jo.

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  10. I, too, lived in GA for several years and enjoy stories set in the South. It sounds like others have read multicultural romances already. I haven't. I wonder if there are many historical multicultural romances?
    catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

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    1. Catherine, "all romance e-books" is your best bet for interracial romance. It's a vibrant, up and coming genre. Thanks for stopping in. :)

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  11. Go ahead, Lucy, climb him like a kitty up a tupelo tree!

    Thanks for the peek!


    kaisquared


    emmasmom AT wi DOT rr DOT com

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    1. What a colorful comment. Love it! Thanks, kaisquared.

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  12. Siiiigh....! I am looking forward to this one like crazy!!

    justforswag(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

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