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Book Blast and Giveaway: Off Sides by Sawyer Bennett

Posted on 20 March, 2013 by in Book Blast, Giveaways, Sawyer Bennett / 7 comments

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Summary
“I’m not sure what possessed me to do it. Maybe it was the impossible expectations I faced, maybe it was my own self-loathing. But I just knew I needed something different to happen. I needed someone…something…to derail me from my current path. Otherwise, I would become lost…a hollowed out shell of a man. So I did it. I approached her, then I pursued her, then I made her mine. And my life was saved…”

Ryan Burnham is the privileged son of a U.S. Congressman and captain of his university’s hockey team. While he is on the verge of fulfilling his dreams to play in the NHL, his parents want him on a different course. One he is expected to accept for the sake of his family’s public image.

Forced to abandon her music career after the heart breaking death of her parents, Danny Cross exists on the opposite side of the tracks from Ryan. She is struggling to make her own way, working two jobs, attending college part time and volunteering in a homeless shelter. She is on a mission to build her own success.

With a chance meeting, their vastly different worlds collide, causing each to evaluate whether they are truly on the correct path to self-fulfillment and happiness. Can their relationship survive? Particularly when others are against them every step of the way. A lot can happen in just ten short days…

Excerpt

DANNY

Ryan opens my car door for me and takes my hand. We walk together to my apartment door and I’m looking for my keys in my purse, all of a sudden nervous. A minute ago I was ready to jump in bed with Ryan, but now, in the harsh fluorescent light of the hallway outside of my apartment, I’m faced with the uncertainty of a relationship with a man who is so different than me.

Putting his finger under my chin, Ryan tilts my head up to his and says, “Don’t.”

He knows I’m doubting this and that tells me a lot about how perceptive he is. Before I can respond he pulls me to him and kisses me…hard. And every thought flies out of my head.

My hands snake up his chest and wrap around his neck before slipping into his hair. It’s as soft and silky as I had been trying hard not imagine. Our tongues are swirling…stabbing…and then my teeth grab his bottom lip and bite. He answers me with a guttural sound that vibrates from his mouth into mine.

Without breaking our hold on each other, Ryan pushes me one step backward until my back is pressed into my door. His hands graze down my sides until they reach my hips. His fingers dig in, pulling me tight against him and I can feel his hardness. I am drowning in Ryan, or maybe he’s downing in me by the sounds of his ragged breathing, I do not know. I just know I have never been kissed like this before and something warm is unfurling in my chest in response to this passion.

Ryan finally pulls away slightly, breathing hard against my mouth. “Jesus, Danny.”

I don’t think Jesus has anything to do with the explosion that just happened between us but if He did, I’m heading to church this weekend to thank Him.

 

About the Author

Sawyer Bennett Small

Sawyer Bennett is the pen name for a snarky southern woman and reformed trial lawyer who decided to finally start putting on paper all of the stories that were floating in her head. She is married to a mobster (well, a market researcher) and they have two big, furry dogs who hog the bed. Sawyer would like to report she doesn’t have many weaknesses but can be bribed with a nominal amount of milk chocolate.

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GIVEAWAY

ONE WINNER will be chosen  for (1) eBook copy of  author’s titles below – winner’s choice! Mobi and ePub formats only. Open
International.  Please leave a comment on our blog and winner will be selected tonight!  Good luck!

Giveaway titles available:

Charlie Wright is an ordinary seventeen year old, high school girl. Well, if by ordinary you mean she can see demons and she likes to fight…a lot, then Charlie is your girl. Rather than taking a one-way trip to juvenile detention, Charlie chooses to join a mysterious group called The ForeverLand Alliance. And then her life gets really weird.

Charlie is magically transported to an alternate universe. In Semper Terra, no one ages, people fly and mermaids frolic in the translucent blue seas. But it’s not all fun and games. For Charlie is training to become an Annihilator, a select group of Semper Terrans who protect mankind from all of those things that go “bump in the night”.

It’s only when Charlie finds herself stuck in the middle of a prophecy that could bring about the end of the world that she truly begins to understand the deep sacrifices she will have to make.

War hardened and dangerously ruthless, Carrick Dunne, will stop at nothing to save his country from an evil sorceress who has usurped the royal throne. As he leads his army to battle against the darkest of blood magicks, he finds himself aligned with the passionate woman whose love he betrayed four years earlier.

Ava Clairmont lived a peaceful life in Wyoming, blissfully unaware that she was the heiress to a kingdom embroiled in a vicious war. Now, Carrick has brought her home. Fighting side by side with the sexy warrior that broke her heart is only complicated when their incendiary desire for each other re-ignites. Can the power of forgiveness overcome the hurt of betrayal?

Smokin’ hot and firmly entrenched in bachelorhood, Kieran Dunne has realized his life has become somewhat boring as of late. But after being recruited by his Queen to recover a stolen, magical artifact, his life gets turned upside down as he embarks on an adventure to catch a thief.

Nightclub owner, Annika Foss leads a solitary life in New York City and she wouldn’t have it any other way. Unfortunately, she is forced to help Kieran in his mission to recover the artifact and finds herself jumping dimensions with him as they work together to solve the crime.

See what happens when two fiercely independent people who shun love are thrown together in a daring mission to help save the world of Vyronas.

7 Responses to “Book Blast and Giveaway: Off Sides by Sawyer Bennett”

  1. Tess H

    Wow! The excerpt was off-the-charts HOT!!! I really liked this part:

    “I am drowning in Ryan, or maybe he’s downing in me by the sounds of his ragged breathing, I do not know.”

    and this made me LOL!

    “Ryan finally pulls away slightly, breathing hard against my mouth. “Jesus, Danny.”

    I don’t think Jesus has anything to do with the explosion that just happened between us but if He did, I’m heading to church this weekend to thank Him.”

    I’m soooo adding this to my TBR list now! Thanks for introducing me to this book! 😉

    tess_halim(at)hotmail(dot)com

  2. Karen G.

    Haha love the excerpt! You are a new author to me and I look forward to checking out your books!

  3. Becky Novelli

    ¤•**´✿Congrats Sawyer!!¤•**´✿

    ‘Off Sides’

    This book sounds pretty HOT and I’ve put in my TBR in Goodreads!! Thank ya for the Opportunity to Win in this giveaway, you’re sooo kind!

    God Bless You and Yours,
    ~Becky¸.•´¯`♥

  4. Sara G.

    I love guys in the NHL, so I’m really excited to read this 🙂 Haven’t heard of it before this post, but just added it to my TBR list!

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