Saturday, August 20, 2011

Stacey Kennedy Guest Post and Giveaway!

Big thanks to Book Reader Addicts for letting me share a little about Whatnots & Doodads and hosting the giveaway. I love humor, passion, paranormal elements and emotion in a story. How about you? Do you like to laugh as you’re taken on a journey? Do you love to see a broken woman find happiness again? And do you love a sexy-as-sin demon?

I did and that’s what led me to write Whatnots & Doodads. Below is a snippet of my favorite scene from the story. If you enjoy what you read and want more, leave a comment with your email address to be entered to win!  

In only a few strides, he closed the distance between them, knelt down and held the dahlia up. “You know, I’ve never been one for roses. The way a dahlia feels against your skin is much more pleasing.” He touched the back of her hand with the flower, and that earned him a little shudder. “The petals feel like a hundred fingertips along your skin.” He began to slowly run the flower up her forearm.
Her breath sucked back into her lungs. Unable to stop her eyes from shutting, she revelled in the way he touched her. So gentle, yet intent, done in a way to entice her. Slowly, the petals danced along her skin until the tips tickled her jaw line. He ran the flower from her cheek to her lips, where he slid it in a soft whisper across her mouth.
At that moment, he stopped, the flower no longer touching her. Her eyelids fluttered open, and her breath whooshed out in surprise to find his face so close to hers. He held the flower out, smiling in a way that melted her insides. “Did you enjoy the touch of that?”
“I did.” If she’d been bolder, she would have asked for more. Instead, she took the flower from his hand and raised it to her nose without taking her eyes from his.
His expression turned molten, suggesting where he wanted to take this. And she wouldn’t stop him. She needed him just as much. There was something to him, a way about him that she wanted to lose herself in, even if for only a moment. She wasn’t stupid to the ways of the world. She’d seen how cruel love could be. Zeke wanted her body, nothing more. Something she was all right with. A relationship with no strings attached was just the thing she needed to get over Layton. Her heart couldn’t handle any more pain.
With that, she gave him a sultry look to egg him on. His gaze smouldered like the fires in Hell. He leaned forward and cupped the sides of her face. “You must decide now if you want this.” He ran his thumb over her lips and licked his own. “Because once I kiss you I won’t stop.”
She was ready to say “Get on with it.” But there was a smidgen of hesitation that had her worried. “I’ve never … been with a demon.” She looked at the bulge in his pants. “Are … is everything the same?” Who knew what he had in his jeans?

His deep chuckle sent shivers down her spine. “My body is human in every sense–you won’t find a devil’s pitchfork in my pants.”
She laughed nervously. Well, what could he really expect? Her mouth parted to answer him, but she decided action would speak her point well enough. She closed the distance and kissed his mouth. If she’d doubted how much he wanted her, she didn’t now–his kiss couldn’t lie. His hands tightened around her face as his mouth encouraged in sync with hers. Tongues entwined, lips pressed together firmly. Every touch sent tingles straight to her center and caused heat to build between her thighs.
After a final swipe of her tongue, he sucked her bottom lip into his mouth and bit down very gently. He released it, still holding her face in his hands. His eyes bore into hers in a way no man had ever looked at her before. His eyebrow arched up suggestively. “Bryanna, are you ready to play with fire?”
“Holy earthquake, am I ever!”

Stacey Kennedy’s novels are lighthearted fantasy with heart squeezing, thigh-clenching romance, and even give a good chuckle every now and again. But within the stories you’ll find fast paced action, life threatening moments and a big bad villain that needs to be destroyed. Her urban fantasy/paranormal and erotic romance series have hit Amazon Kindle and All Romance Ebooks Bestseller lists. If she isn’t plugging away at her next novel, tending to her two little ones, she’s got her nose deep in a good book. She lives in Ontario, Canada with her husband. Be sure to drop her a line at, she loves to hear from her readers.

The winner will be announced tomorrow!


  1. I would love to win your book Stacy :)

  2. It would be wonderful to read your book !

  3. I have a new respect for dahlias!!! Can't wait to hear about his pitchfork!

  4. Sounds like quite the book! Can't wait to check it out.

  5. Great post and thanks for the chance.


  6. Holy cow Stacey,

    That excerpt was hot! Oh my fanning my self,lol. This sounds like a fantastic read and I like the way Zeke has kept her on edge.

    Wishing you much success with this read.



  8. Awesome post. Sounds good!


  9. Great post !!

  10. This sounds like and awesome read!

  11. Wow Stacey! you had me there. So well written, sexy yes gentle too. a hard balance and you did a beautiful job! Can't wait to read this :)

  12. Thanks for stopping by everyone! Good luck! ;-)

  13. omg!! this sounds amazing!! thanks for stopping by and sharing this Stavey!! I'd loooove to win!!


  14. Wow the was a great start I have this book already I can't wait to start