Wednesday, July 13, 2011

If Polygamy Was Legal... I'd Be Marrying Cade

It’s launch day for the lovely Sally Clements’ new book, Marrying Cade, and to celebrate, she’d having a Mexican wave of excerpts! (For those you not familiar with the 'Mexican wave' -- I admit, the term did throw me when I first moved here -- it's just like a wave you start at ball games and such.) You can keep up with the wave’s progress on the twitter hashtag #MarryingCadeWave – and add a tweet with the hashtag to chat with everyone else who’s reading along.

I'm halfway through Marrying Cade and phwoar, it's a great steamy read. Sally's done a brilliant job evoking the feeling of an Italian island and I really feel like I'm there when I'm reading.

To follow along, just call in to these blogs to read each excerpt (they start at stop one, and finish at stop ten). Alternatively, start wherever, and click on the next stop link at the bottom of the excerpt. Or just click on the buy link to get your own copy of Marrying Cade!

Stop Two – Maya Blake’s blog

Stop Three – Nas Dean’s blog

Stop Four – Joanne Coles’s blog

Stop Five – Romy Summers’ blog

Stop Six – Lorraine Wilson’s blog

Stop Seven – Joanne Pibworth’s blog

Stop Eight – Suzanne Jones’ blog

Stop Nine – Lacey Devlin’s blog

Stop Ten – Sally Clements’ blog

Stop One excerpt…

Chapter One

The last thing Cade West felt like doing was mingling with a bunch of bright young party guests. His eyes stung at the unaccustomed Tuscan sunlight, and his body ached from contorting his long frame into a plane seat. The irony of hating long distance flights wasn’t lost on him. After all, he spent most of his life jetting between hotels. But he wasn’t made for an airline seat. Even a first class one.

This week was going to be all about love and happy-ever-afters. A forced break from his regular routine which, if he were honest, he could well do with. He was exhausted after the tedious routine of back-to-back meetings, and on-site consultations. People thought his life as owner of The West Group was glamorous, but the day to day reality was anything but. His managers were paid way over the odds; they could handle things for a couple of weeks. For the first time in over a year he was on holiday.

“They’re sending a car.”

Cade cracked open a sleep-weighted eyelid. “Great.”

His best friend Adam was getting married. Moving to Isola dei Fiori, working for his father-in-law, and putting his life and hope of happiness in Rosa Bellucci’s hands. There wasn’t a woman alive Cade would change his life for. Getting married meant staying in one place, settling down, putting down roots. He’d had roots once, snaking through the earth of his native Texas, gripping firmly in the land that had been his family’s for generations. Cade rubbed the side of his face with the back of his knuckles. No point going there.

Get your own copy here: Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk, The Wild Rose Press

Before you go on to stop two, do click the tweet button below to help get the wave going! Now, continue on to Stop Two, here!

32 comments:

  1. Thanks for being stop one, Talli! so glad you're enjoying it! My amazon listing has been delayed (darn it!) but I'll tweet and blog it when I have it. Right now, pdf, mobi, lit, html and epub versions are all at THE WILD ROSE LINK above.

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  2. Wow...off I go to Stop Two, but not before saying what a clever idea this is.
    What a great way to tweak the interest of potential readers - and, my curiosity has been piqued.

    Cheers, Jenny

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  3. 'phwoar?'

    That is funny. :)

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  4. Sounds very interesting, enjoyed the read Talli.

    Yvonne.

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  5. Best wishes to Sally with her book release!

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  6. Well, this is different. Book sounds good though and I love those turquoise waters. Love to be in them about now.

    Sia McKye's Thoughts...OVER COFFEE

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  7. Good luck to Sally! And I think Mr. TR might have something to say with you marrying another man...

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  8. Hot and steamy, eh?! Sounds excellent and I love this idea of a Mexican wave. I'm off now to read some more of it!

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  9. Oh, it sounds like a fantastic book!

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  10. May I marry him too?

    I love the excerpt - what sexy Texan Beast that Cody is?!?! What woman would grab his cynical heart, I wonder?!?!?! Yay!

    Good luck Sally, thanks Talli! Take care
    x

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  11. Hi Talli, Hello Sally!

    Wow! The excerpt just hooked me in!

    Happy release day, Sally!

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  12. What a great idea for a book promotion - love it. And Talli YOU cant marry Cade because im pretty sure he was destined to join MY personal harem of book boyfriends. Congratulations Ms Clements on yr book release and Im off to check out the rest of the wave!

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  13. So do you give it two steamy thumbs up?

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  14. You don't spend 2 weeks in L.A. w/out learning what a Mexican wave is!

    Thanks for the excerpt, this does look like a good summer read.

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  15. Looks like a fun read - thanks for the tip! :)

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  16. It was a great read, Talli, you'll love the second half! :)

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  17. Cool idea, going from excerpt to excerpt :) As for polygamy, I'm not sure I could handle multiple laundry piles, man-colds, TVs blaring sports and bathroom sinks grotty with razor stubble.

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  18. I'd never heard of a Mexican wave to promote published books! Great idea.

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  19. This is such a fun idea! I love it!

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  20. This is genius! And that first chapter intrigued me, even though i don't typically read romance.

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  21. What a clever and fun way to peak interest in a book. Sort of like a blog scavenger hunt. I'm off to stop two!

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  22. Thanks for playing everyone - I think Melo is going to have to fight off admirers to claim Cade for herself!

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  23. Ooooh. I don't know if my household can take me reading another steamy romance novel. They may go hungry!

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  24. Um set in Italy, but I think it is only an imaginary island not a real one, so would it count as part of my Italy in Books Challenge I wonder?

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  25. Oh this sounds so good! Thanks for hosting this on your blog, Talli - I'm off to get my hands on this now!

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  26. Great idea for a blog tour. And the book sounds saucy! (In a good way, like hollandaise, not Taco Bell's taco sauce.)

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  27. Sounds like fun... and steamy at that. Quite a combination!

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  28. What a clever way to get caught up in a book! Congratulations to Sally for creating a great escape! Julie

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  29. Sounds like a great summer read!

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Coffee and wine for all!