Monday, July 27, 2009

Donna Marie Rogers

Welcome Donna.

Glad to have you on my site.

Hi Tina!

Thank you so much for hosting me today. To change things up, I'd like to post my blurb and a brand new excerpt from my new release Meant To Be. And if anyone would like to leave a comment, I'll draw a winner for a free download of Meant To Be. :-)

She's running from her past, he's unsure about his future. Maybe together they can figure out what was Meant To Be.Officer Garrett Jamison is at the lowest point in his life. He's lost faith in his ability as a police officer after unwittingly setting his sister up with a dirty cop. Garrett ended up getting shot, and his sister's son kidnapped right out of his own bed. He takes a leave from the force, in need of some time to make a decision about his future. Too bad he can't get a decent night's sleep thanks to his sexy new neighbor and her howling cat. Jessica McGovern moves halfway across the country to start a new life in Green Bay, Wisconsin after her ex-husband is convicted of involuntary manslaughter in the death of their young son. Her new neighbor is as infuriating as he is handsome, but when her ex is released from prison early and shows up in town, Jessica discovers she's never needed anyone more.


"Well?" He stood up and motioned her forward. "Aren't you going to send me off with a good night kiss?"

She let out a delicate snort. "You act as if we're dating or something. Hell, we just got past our mutual dislike of each other."

"Is 'mutual dislike' what you were feeling when you wrapped your arms and legs around me in the kitchen?" he asked, annoyed by her casual attitude. "Because it's definitely not what I was feeling."

"I see your ego isn't as delicate as you thought it was."

Garrett reached down, grasped both her hands, and hauled her to her feet. He gazed down at her, holding her tight against him with one hand, while the other worked the ponytail holder from her hair. Gently, he fingercombed the silky blonde tendrils away from her face while gazing down at her lips, fighting the urge to kiss her breathless. "The hell with it," he whispered, losing the battle. He took her mouth with fierce possession.

Jessica melted into him without hesitation. She wrapped her arms around his neck and slanted her mouth across his, meeting the thrust of his tongue with a sexy little moan.

Garrett had to use every bit of his self-control to keep from stripping her naked and taking her right there on the floor. He wanted to taste every inch of her, make her burn for him, hunger for him. She could deny it till the cows came home, but the way she responded to him was all the proof he needed.

Jessica wanted him just as much.

Bio for Donna

Romance author Donna Marie Rogers lives in a renovated old schoolhouse in beautiful Northeast Wisconsin with her husband and children. She's an avid gardener and home-canner, as well as an admitted reality TV junkie. Her passion to read is only exceeded by her passion to write, so when she's not doing the wife and mother thing, you can usually find her sitting at her computer creating exciting new characters, fresh new worlds, and always happily-ever-afters.

Thanks everyone for giving Donna a warm welcome.



Stacey Joy Netzel said...

I love this excerpt, Donna! Garrett is my favorite of the Jamison brothers. :) Hope you have a good day!

Mary Ricksen said...

What a great excerpt Donna. Good luck!



I read Meant To Be and throughly enjoyed it. I'm waiting for the next one.


lastnerve said...

I love the excerpt and the cover is hot! I can't wait to read it!


Donna Marie Rogers said...

Thanks everyone!

Yeah, Garrett's my favorite, too, Stacey. But I think once I start writing Nick's story, he might give Garrett a run for his money in my heart. *g*

Thanks, Mary, I'm glad you enjoyed the excerpt! And Mary, I don't know if my email ended up in your spam folder, but you won a download of Meant To Be last week at Romantic Crush Junkies. :-) Just tell me what email addy to use so I can send it to you.

Loretta, wow, you read it fast! I'm so glad you enjoyed Meant To Be, though it'll be a little while before I can get to Nick's story. Stacey & I are working on the sequel to Welcome To Redemption since we've had tons of requests for it. :-)

Hi Val! Glad you like my cover, I was thrilled when I saw it. I like it almost as much as the cover for There's Only Been You. That cover is just exactly as I picture Sara gazing down at Mike...sigh...LOL

Amber Leigh Williams said...

Oooh, if I don't get my copy of Garrett's story soon, I'm going to go crazy, LOL

Great excerpt, Donna!



Donna Marie Rogers said...

LOL...You're awesome, Amber, thank you! :-)

Donna Marie Rogers said...

Val, you won a download of Meant To Be! I'm going to send it to you right now so I don't forget.

Thank you, everyone, for commenting, and thank you Tina, for having me. :-)

Danielle Thorne said...

Donna, it sounds like a wonderful, complicated plot. Good luck with Meant to Be!

Chiron said...

Great excerpt!! You are Such a good writer, woman. *high-five* Well-done. You make me more and more anxious to read the next book!!


--Chiron O'Keefe
The Write Soul:

Donna Marie Rogers said...

Danielle, thank you so much! :-)

Chiron, *hugs* for all your support, I appreciate it. :-)

flchen1 said...

Popping in late to say great snippet, Donna! Looking forward to reading the whoooole thing! :)

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