Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Book Hooks: Raw Silk -- #MFRWHooks #Thailand #Giveaway #FreeBooks

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Today is Wednesday, and for the first time in a while, I have a Book Hooks post for your enjoyment. This bit is from my very first novel Raw Silk, now in its fourth edition.

I have a special giveaway for you, too. You’ll find the details after the hook!

And at the end of the post, you'll find links to all the other authors who are "hooking" today. I hope you'll visit them and read their posts, too.


In a foreign land, a woman discovers exotic new realms of the senses.

When software engineer Kate O’Neill leaves her lover David to take a job in Thailand, she becomes sexually involved with two very different men—a handsome and debauched member of the Thai aristocracy, and the charismatic proprietor of a sex bar.

Each touches her in a different way, each teaches her different things about her body and her heart.

Then David comes to Bangkok, and Kate realizes that, finally, she must choose one of the three men who all desire her.

The Hook

But come. Let us make our way down to the quay. I have hired a converted rice barge to take us upriver. I think that you will find life along the Chao Phaya quite a contrast to this scene of royal eccentricity.”

The barge was waiting, a broad wooden craft with a central cabin and open decks at either end. A convex roof covered the whole length of the barge, shading the decks. They were met by a handsome youth with a shy smile, who helped them across the gangplank and onto the forward deck.

Then he cast off from the mooring and disappeared to the stern. Kate felt the barge vibrate as the engine started. Soon they were headed upstream, moving smoothly through the muddy water.

They lounged comfortably on the cushioned benches that lined the sides of the boat. A young woman in traditional dress appeared with refreshments—ice cold lemon juice and an array of tropical fruit. Somtow picked up a spear of pineapple, dipped it into a dish of white and red powder that sat in the middle of the fruit platter, and offered it to Kate. “This is the typical way that Thais eat fruit,” he said. “With salt and chili. I know that it may sound odd to you, but try it.”

She took a bite. The complex of sweetness, saltiness and spiciness was quite remarkable. “That’s fantastic. Like nothing I have ever tasted before. But whatever inspired the Thais to try this in the first place?”

Just our natural creativity,” said Somtow with a grin. “Or perhaps our craving for new and exciting sensations.” He leaned forward and kissed her, his taste adding to other flavors mingling on her tongue.

Buy Links

Amazon US

Barnes & Noble

Totally Bound

Birthday Giveaway

As it happens, today is not only Wednesday – it’s my birthday! So I’m giving you the presents!

I’ll give a free copy of my erotic short Singapore Fling to anyone who asks. Just leave me a comment with your email and tell me whether you want PDF, Mobi (Kindle) or Epub.

You have to leave a comment by 11:59 February 1, though!

Huge Instafreebie Giveaway!

Today (31 January) is the final day of the huge Excessica group giveaway on Instafreebie. There are more than forty books up for grabs, including a copy of my paranormal romance Damned If You Do. To claim your books, just go here: 

Other Blog Hop Links

Check out my fellow authors!  


Crystal Benedict said...

Happy Birthday!!! I hope you have a fabulous day. I'd love a mobi if possible :)

Debby said...

Happy Birthday! Enjoy your day. I would love PDF if possible.
debby236 at gmail dot com

Marle said...

Happiest of bdays:) Celebrate. Love a copy mobi mhustvet@

Janet Walters said...

Happy Birthday. What a choice she must make.

Nikki Vanderhoof said...

Happy Birthday Lisabet!!! I love that it's your birthday, and your giving gifts to your readers, you're seriously awesome :) I would love to read this! mobi if possible.

joye said...

Happy Birthday

Kris Bock said...

Great covers!

Cveta Chakarowa said...

Happy Birthday!Epub please, . Thank you!

kaisquared said...

Happy Birthday! I would love a .mobi copy of Singapore Fling, thank you so much! emmasmom69 AT gmail DOT com

Colleen C. said...

Happy Happy B-day Lisabet!!! Enjoy your day!!!

bn100 said...

Happy birthday

bn100candg at hotmail dot com

Ed Hoornaert said...

What an intriguing way to eat fruit . . . though I can't say it sounds delicious. Happy B'day, Lisabet!

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