Thursday, July 18, 2013

Christmas In July Blog Hop!!

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We all have wishes... dreams... maybe even the occasional Santa fantasy. And Books To Go Now wants to celebrate these wishes by hosting a special Christmas in July Sweepstakes.

What could possibly be better than getting a Christmas present in July?

Excerpt from Chasing Victory

Braxton continued on, as if Victory had not uttered a word. “I trust you have had adequate time to familiarize yourselves with this project. It’s time to start moving ahead. I want you to proceed with testing today. I will be on the island for the next two days and checking in regularly. After that I will be contacting you via Skype each afternoon.” Braxton moved around the laboratory taking mental notes of their progress.

“What type of testing?” Victory asked hesitantly.

“You will be receiving two vials of serum and a test subject.” Braxton looked down at his wristwatch. “The test subject is receiving the serum right about now; this way please.” He gestured to the back of the lab where a large mirror covered the upper half of the wall.
As they approached the mirror, lights came on illuminating a room behind the mirror. Tristan had known this was a one-way mirror, but he thought it was for Braxton’s people to watch him and Victory. He was taken aback to see what looked like an examination room, complete with exam chair, monitors and other medical equipment. It wasn’t all the equipment that was disconcerting. A man was strapped to the exam chair, shirtless, showing off his defined muscles, his steely black eyes burning holes through the window.
“What are you doing?” Victory nearly gasped, her face pale, appalled by what she was seeing. “This formula is nowhere near ready for human test subjects. You didn’t tell me that I would be using human subjects.” Terror and anger totally overwhelming her she turned on Braxton, her eyes threatening to spill over with the tears she could barely hold back. Tristan’s heart nearly split in two at the sight.
“I’m not a physician,” she continued. “I can’t help this man if anything goes wrong."
     “I’m not asking you to treat him, Ms. Winters. We have our own physicians on staff. I want you to study and improve upon what has been started.” Braxton threw her a predatory look. 


For your Christmas present you will be given the opportunity to have all the attributes of a new type of DNA. What species would you ask for and why?

Answer the question above to be entered to win the following:

This necklace made by Me
An eBook Copy of Chasing Victory

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  1. What a beautiful necklace. Chasing Victory is a wonderful book.

    1. Thank you Sharon. And thanks for hosting the hop!

  2. i love pugs. and thanks for the wonderful giveaway!

  3. Thanks for the giveway.

  4. My father bought me a malamute when I was a pre-teen and I had her until my late 20s. Definitely my favorite dog breed. SHe was loyal, fierce, stubborn, and completely lovable.

    Nothing is better than Christmas in July!!


  5. DNA-feline because they are agile and smart.
    dog breed-I would love a lab, gentle and smart.

    susanmplatt AT Hotmail DOT com

  6. I want dragon DNA! and my favorite breed of dog is the Lhasa Apso (I have one named Luma!) Thanks for the giveaway! My Christmas in July wish is for less stormy-rainy weather this summer. Kyla Patton- kamclauc AT gmail DOT com

  7. Enjoyed reading the excerpt.
    I have owned many dogs and the most lovable and smartest dog I ever had was a Norwegian Elkhound. Now I have a Jack Russell terrier and he is very smart and a very loyal one.. The best watchdogs I ever owned were 2 chihuahuas. Boy were the little neighborhood kids afraid of them. They never bit anybody. And once they were past the puppy stage they were low maintenance. One lived 18 years and the other 13 years.
    I guess my favorite breed is the kind I own at the moment.

  8. I'd pick tiger attributes. They're so fierce and pretty. As for my favorite breed, I'd have to say pugs!

    Thanks for the giveaway.

  9. I would pick tiger, because they are strong and I love the stripes. My favorite breed of dog would be Alaskan Malamute. I had one named Kodiak, he was great. Thanks for sharing the awesome giveaways and your beautiful necklace. evamillien at gmail dot com.

  10. Thanks for the giveaway.
    magic5905 at embarqmail dot com

  11. Well, I have two mini doxies and a mini doxie/min pin mix so I guess I would say Afghan Hounds, lol. Just kidding!! I love my little doxie babies!!
    cc_clubbs at yahoo dot com

  12. I adore Great Danes. I have always had one. As for the DNA, I would pick bat DNA, the echo location trait and the lightening fast speed would be awesome. Plus their poop is worth a fortune.


  13. cheetah dna and i love golden retrievers

  14. I would choose lion DNA so I could be king of the jungle

  15. My favorite breed of dog is a German shepherd

  16. My favorite breed of dog is definitely Siberian Husky. Thank you for the giveaway!

    Tina Kohrman

  17. Siberian husky for me too. Love them! I would want cat dna.

    dreammie_angel at yahoo dot com

  18. Chinese Crested is my favorite breed. I'm a bit biased, my little rescue crested is the most loyal, sweetest, loving dog you'll ever see.

    As for DNA for Christmas..... I think I want to be a Siren. Maybe. Thanks! heather1974 at gmail dot com

    1. Wow, I like that answer, makes you think...

  19. I don't know what kind of DNA maybe Valkyrie :) I love all dogs as long as they are loveable
    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!
    dixiedukegurl2 AT yahoo DOT com

  20. I love all dogs and can't pick a favorite breed. Thanks for the giveaway.

  21. I definitely love big dogs- German Shepherd, Labradors, Beaucerons :)
    Thanks for hosting!

  22. Hi Joanne,
    As a dog lover, I knew I'd enjoy Chasing Victory and I was right. Interesting premise, fast paced, I can't wait for the next.
    Chris K

  23. My favorite is the chow chow.

    For DNA I would choose eagle DNA because not only are they beautiful creatures but I would love to fly/soar.

    jmesparza821 at gmail dot com

  24. My fav dog is a cute!

    I would pick feline DNA cause they are so sleek and sexy!
    My hottest Summer night involved a bottle of wine, a game of truth or dare and skinny dipping!!!
    Thanks for being in the hop!

  25. My favorite dog is a Havanese, they are smart, loyal, don't shed & are really big dogs in little bodies.

    I would pick Wolf DNA, because they are beautiful, loyal & very protective.
    Kathryn Merkel

    1. Then you would like my book, Kathy. That's the type of DNA I use.

  26. My favorite breed is "rescued." :)

    As for DNA, something with wings.


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  28. Golden labs and German Shepards are my favorite breeds of dogs, even though I prefer cats and have 5 crazy little ones.

    Thanks for the contest!

  29. I love my mutt! And labs are pretty great as well. Their loyalty is one trait I'd like to have!

    dancingcelt at gmail dot com

  30. Wolfhound

    Thanks for the hop

    bacchus76 at myself dot com

  31. Siberian husky for me too!


  32. I love my Rottweiler and Pit Bull. Both of them are super sweet and loving.
    bournmelissa at hotmail dot com

  33. I would pick to Wolf DNA, I love werewolfs! As for my favorite dog... German Shepherds! Love them!

    Thank you for the giveaway!

  34. I love Akitas -- and I'd want dragon DNA!

    Thanks for the amazing giveaway!
    elizabeth @ bookattict . com
    GFC: BookAttict

  35. I'd want a completely new more advanced type of DNA...nothing that already exists.
    And I love Lhasa Apsos


  36. Hi! My favorite type of dog is a great dane. I have one and adore him! :) Now DNA, id want wolf or big cat. Each are legal, cunning, have great survival skills, great instincts, etc. Thank you for the fun hop and giveaway! :)