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Carly Phillips giveaway!

So guys, here’s the deal. Carly and I both have books releasing on the same day. Destiny and Whispers in the Dark. And we thought it would be fun to give you guys a chance to win an advance EARLY copy of our books. I’m going to give away an ARC of Destiny right here on the blog and to accompany it, a 25.00 gift certificate to your choice of BN or Amazon just so you can do a little book shopping on the big Black Friday weekend from the comfort of your own home, in your jammies, on your couch :) Who needs crowds to shop anyway?

Here’s more about Destiny!

From New York Times bestselling author Carly Phillips comes her second novel set in Serendipity, the quaint upstate New York town where love, fate, and fortune are intertwined…

Nash Barron may be cynical about love, yet even he likes a good wedding. But the only good thing about his brother’s wedding is Kelly Moss. Nash can’t help but admire her confidence and beauty, but he’s forced to keep his distance because getting involved with Kelly could destroy his relationship with his newly discovered half sister, Tess…

Kelly came to Serendipity to give Tess–her half sibling as well, thanks to an illicit affair–a second chance at life. She learned long ago not to rely on anyone but herself. Besides, she doesn’t want to upset Tess’s life by pushing for a fling with Nash. Except the more she gets to know him, the more vulnerable she becomes to the kindness beneath his gruff exterior, and the less she’s able to stay away. But she has other reasons for keeping her distance. Like the secret from her past she knows Nash will never forgive…

AND as a special treat for you guys, here is an exclusive excerpt you won’t see anywhere else!


Kelly couldn’t get out of the bar fast enough. No sooner had she found out that her new best friend had once been married to Nash, than she’d had to watch him fawn over Annie and worry about her welfare. The jealousy had bitten her hard and she hated everything about the situation she suddenly found herself in. Kelly had had enough of awkward triangles to last her a lifetime.

Once in the parking lot, she looked for her Ford Fiesta and realized she had the bad luck to be parked beneath a broken light. Instead of emitting a steady glow, the light flickered and she fumbled for her car keys inside her purse. Finally she pulled them from her bag.


Startled, she dropped the key chain on the floor, Nash’s voice taking her off guard.

“Why did you run out?” he asked, coming up beside her.

“I already told you. I needed air.”

“Why?” Little lines of disbelief crinkled around his eyes, making him even more sexy than usual.

She tipped her head to one side, wondering why he was questioning her over something so trivial. “Because it was hot in there. Why else?”

“Because you just found out that Annie and I had once been married.”

“Well you don’t pull any punches, do you?” she asked, embarrassed.

He propped an arm on top of her car. “Not when it comes to something … or someone I want.” His hot, serious gaze bore into hers.

At his words, the air left her lungs in a rush, his implication clear. “And since when do you want me?”

He laughed suddenly. Not a light chuckle, but a deep laugh that came from someplace inside him she’d never seen before.

“Since when I have I not wanted you?” He reached out and grabbed a strand of her hair, twirling it between his fingers.

The pull was strangely erotic and she felt the tug low in her belly. She swallowed hard and licked her dry lips. “Maybe I should rephrase. Since when have you wanted to act on it? Just last night we agreed we can’t go anywhere because of Tess.”

He nodded. “And I’ve done nothing but think about Tess since.” He paused. “But this thing between us. It’s electric and undeniable.”

His husky voice sent tremors of awareness darting through her veins.

“Are we really going to let a fourteen year old dictate how we act?” he asked.

Kelly blinked, stunned not just by his change of heart but at the rationale behind it. “I hadn’t thought of it that way.”

“Neither did I until Dare pointed it out.” An embarrassed grin lifted his lips.

“You and Dare talked about me?” God, could this night get any more mortifying?

He shook his head. “We talked about us.” He gestured between them. “Don’t forget Dare’s the one who interrupted last night.”

“Don’t remind me,” she said on a groan.

“He’s also the one who made me see reason. I mean, what he said about not letting a fourteen year old dictate our decisions makes sense.”

Kelly nodded slowly. “It does,” she agreed. “Unfortunately it doesn’t change the fact that nothing more can happen between us.”

He blinked, obviously stunned. “Why not? We’re both adults. We can trust ourselves to act like it before, during … and after things end.”

Well that was an optimistic summary, she thought. But at least he was honest – he’d be looking for something short term. So would she. If she allowed herself to get involved with him. Which she wouldn’t.

“I’ve already been through a relationship with someone who swore their marriage was over and there is no way I’ll put myself through that again.” She folded her arms across her chest, protecting herself with her words and her actions.

Nash placed his hand on her shoulder. She tried to step out of reach but her back hit the car. She couldn’t go far and he liked having her in his personal space. “Annie and I are divorced. She’s the one who initiated the damned thing. Trust me, she won’t hold it against you if you’re with me,” he promised Kelly.

Was the man obtuse? “Exactly my point! She may be over you but you’re not over her. All any observant person has to do is watch how you treat her and it’s obvious you still have feelings for her.”

“Of course I care. She’s sick and she needs a friend who’s aware and who understands. But that’s all we are. Friends,” he insisted. “Platonic friends.”

“Nash – “ Kelly held out a hand to keep a barrier between them.

“Kelly,” he mimicked gently. “You and I are nothing like me and Annie.” He thread his fingers through hers, slowly raising her body temperature. “Not once did Annie and I ever generate heat like this.”

Before Kelly knew what hit her, he’d pulled her forward. Her chest collided with his and their hips pressed together intimately. She found herself locked between his waist and the car, the hard ridge behind his jeans deliciously obvious and her body responded, melting for him. Molten liquid fire flowed through her veins.

Heat exploded between them and he sealed their lips firmly together. He was hungry, his mouth nibbling on hers, tasting, demanding until finally he slipped his tongue between her lips. She moaned and wrapped her arms around his neck, enjoying the sensations. Knowing this was all she could take from him, she eased her fingers through his hair and let him deepen the kiss. After all, how far could they go in a parking lot, but as she wondered, her stomach curled with growing need and an awareness of wanting more.

Which made her regretfully pull back. “You’re right. We’re explosive,” she murmured. “But you’re still emotionally connected to your ex which puts you off limits for me.”

Still shaking, she knelt down, picked up her keys and over his argument, unlocked the car, opened the door and slid inside.

“I’m stubborn,” he told her as he helped her shut the door.

Then she’d just have to be more obstinate than him.


Here’s all the ways you can learn more about Carly and her books!

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Twitter –!/carlyphillips

Now for the important stuff. How to win! Just leave me a comment to let me know you want the book! To sweeten the pot a little, let me know what book you’re currently reading. I’m always looking for book recs! I’ll leave the contest open until Tuesday morning. That’s November 22. Winner will be posted here on the blog so be sure to check back to see if you win!

And also, Carly is hosting a giveaway on her blog and giving readers a chance to win an advance copy of WHISPERS IN THE DARK, so be sure to hop over, visit her and enter for your chance to win there :))

334 thoughts on “Carly Phillips giveaway!”

  1. Janna says:

    I love your books I want a copy! Currently I am reading The Look of Love by Bella Andre. Hope you and your family has a very Happy Thanksgiving!

  2. Lea says:

    Can’t wait for both books! Currently reading Hidden Away.

  3. Hope says:

    I can’t wait for BOTH of these books. I am currently working my way through Karen Rose’s romantic suspense series.

  4. Robbye says:

    Waiting anxiously for Nathan’s story, release date is my birthday, I’ve enjoyed the KGI series so far. Not that familiar with the Serendipity series, but this excerpt has really grabbed my interest and I plan to start on it tonight. I’m currently reading Heart of Darkness by Lauren Dane.

  5. Hilary says:

    Would love!!! I’m reading a Trilogy by Linda Lael Miller called the Montana Creeds: Logan, Dylan and Tyler!!!

  6. Diane P. Diamond says:

    Thanks for this awesome giveaway. I would love to win. I’m currently reading “Scandalous Desires” by Elizabeth Hoyt and loving it.

  7. Michelle says:

    Love your books! Would love to read this one. Currently I am reading Industrial Magic by Kelley Armstrong.

  8. Stephanie G says:

    I would love to win! I’m currently reading The Next Always by Nora Roberts. :)

  9. Brett says:

    I have never read a Carly Phillips….it sounds great!

  10. Suzanne says:

    Can’t wait for these books! I am currently rereading The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins.

  11. Milissa Schmitt says:

    I want a copy! I love reading Carly Phillips and your books. I’m a huge romance junkie and am looking for something new! :) I currently finished James Paterson’s Christmas Wedding. Definately a quick read and good book!

  12. Jessi Moore says:

    Can’t wait to read this new additon to the series and the others to come by Carly. Just got done reading Nora Roberts new release called Next to Always. I great love story with a little bit of ghostly hauntings in a local inn. Great read and a great start to a new series by Nora.

  13. Lorraine Hill says:

    I am reading Tied With A Bow a 4 author book ( one of my favorites Lora Leigh ). I love your books and have read them all. Would love to win!

  14. i love both your guys books. reading my back log now. cant wait to read them regardless

  15. Sue G. says:

    I just bought Carly’s ebook Kismet for my Nook and will start that tonight. I just finished Kiss an Angel by Susan Elizabeth Phillips. I’m a romance junkie and will read anything!

    Pick Me! Pick Me! Pick Me!

  16. Annabelle M. says:

    Love, love, love the series. I am currently reading True Colors by Joyce Lamb.

  17. Tracy G says:

    I would love this book. Just finished THE DRAGON WHO LOVED ME by G.A. Aiken.

  18. faith says:

    Both sound great. Have my on these and a few others but, it’s the holidays… so keeping “me” spending to a minimum … all going to feeding my son’s additions… which included reading … from real books. Of all my habits he’s picked up, that’s one I can be proud of. :)

    But a book card for me, well, I might could justify using such as gift selfishly. LOL

  19. Vanessa N says:

    I can’t wait for both books :) Just finished Night Moves and now starting The Viper.

  20. Cecelia says:

    I can’t wait for both books. I have reread the KGI stories and can’t wait to read the rest of the series. I also can’t wait for the second book from Carly Phillips’ new series.
    Happy Thanksgiving!

  21. joell blevins says:

    I have enjoyed all the carly books so far. I’m sure this one is great!

  22. lisa rhodes says:

    I can’t wait to check out Carly’s novels. I’d love to win but if not I have a Barnes and Nobles coup that’s burning a hole in my email. I’m currently reading the night virus. Not as epic andut new and different. amaze balls as kgi b

  23. lisa rhodes says:

    I can’t wait to check out Carly’s novels. I’d love to win but if not I have a Barnes and Nobles coup that’s burning a hole in my email. I’m currently reading the night virus. Not as epic and amaze balls as kgi but its new and different.

  24. Karin Anderson says:

    I would love this book! I’m currently reading the “Night Shift” anthology by Kate Douglas, Crystal Jordan and Lynn LaFluer. It’s very fast-paced and there’s a Warning label on the back saying : This is a REALLY HOT book (Sexually Explicit). I agree with the “REALLY HOT” part. What are YOU reading?

  25. Diana says:

    Please count me in! I recently finished Love, Rosie by Cecelia Ahern, which I really loved. I started Call Me Irresistible by Susan Elizabeth Phillips last night. So far, so good.

  26. Lily says:

    Of course I’d love to get your book! Any of them. Right now I’m taking a break from reading. Been giving me migraine. Will be fine in a few days. Thank you very much for this opportunity!!! <3

  27. Vanessa magana says:

    Hi Maya,

    I would love to win these books and the gift certificate. Right now I am reading be with me. I love your books!!

    Best regards

  28. savonna says:

    I’d love this book. I’m currently reading One and Again by Lauren Dane!! I can’t wait for Whispers in the Dark!!

  29. Lynn Porter says:

    Looks good to me!! Am reading I Can’t Make You Love Me But I Can Make You Leave.

  30. Elisa says:

    I need a book to read!

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