Wednesday, December 5, 2012

GUEST LAUNCH PARTY + GIVEAWAY: Deliver Me from Temptation by Tes Hilaire

 Please give a warm welcome back to Tes Hilaire! The second book in her Paladin Warriors Paranormal romance series, Deliver Me from Temptation, hits stores this week!

Thanksgiving, Christmas… ‘Tis the season for happiness and get togethers and…PARTIES!  Well today I’m asking you to join me for just one more. Thanks for having me back to celebrate the release of my second book, Deliver Me from Temptation. And what better way to celebrate than to play a little game? See, this is how it’s going to work… you are going to go to your bookshelf (and/or e-reader) and skim the titles. Whoever can list the most titles that have anything to do with Temptation will win! Win what, you ask?  How about a $15 dollar gift certificate* to Discover a New Love!  Not a member? No problem, this gift certificate will get you your membership and then some :-) We’ll also giveaway a couple of copies of Deliver Me from Temptation to the runners-up with tempting titles!

So, to review the deets: Go to your bookshelf (real or e-reader) and find any title that has to do with Temptation. It can be the word itself, or it can be something that makes you think of Temptation. Just be sure, if the link between the title and Temptation isn’t obvious, please include your explanation of why you think the title should make us think of Temptation. For example: White business cards. Now how in the world could they make anyone think of Temptation? Well… It went like this…

From Deliver Me from Temptation:

They did finally arrive, and she waited tensely as he got his ticket then sucked in a breath as they drove forward, passing from the light of day into the artificial light of the garage, and then shivered as they took the ramp to the level where her car was parked. She made a point to stare directly at the spot where she was taken down, and then turned her gaze to the elevator where she imagined the third man. It made her tense, and a glaze of sweat slicked over her skin, but she had to do it.

Like getting back onto a bike.

Logan double-parked his car behind hers, the locks clicking to their unlocked position. She reached for the door handle but his hand on her arm stilled her.

She turned her head, then wished she hadn’t when their gazes lined up making her breath catch at the intensity in his eyes. He held out a business card, his voice earnest as he spoke. “Promise me you’ll call if you need anything.”

She stared at the card like it was a snake, and shook her head. To take it would be akin to inviting temptation. Her reasoning was so far from acceptable where he was concerned.

“Please. Just in case.”

“Anything like what?”

He shrugged. “Help with anything. Or just to talk.”

And that was exactly what she was afraid of. It would be so easy to give in to her desire to know this man.
She stared at the card. Block letter script on white. Simple. Harmless unless she allowed herself to make it otherwise. “Just because I take it doesn’t mean I’ll ever call.”

“I know.” His eyes saddened as he said this, his mouth turned down in a grim line as if the thought of never seeing or hearing from her again was truly painful for him.

Oh yeah. Definitely stalker. Yet…

She reached out, snapping the card from between his fingers and stuffing it into the back pocket of her jeans.
His eyes flared, stormy gray before warming to a bluish-green slate color, but all he said was a simple, “Thank you.”

“I’ve got to go,” she said and pushed out of the car, then jogged across the garage to her own.

Okay, so maybe simple white business cards still won’t work for our game, but you get the gist.  So go to it, make those lists, and have fun!  Whether you win or not, you can be entered to win a copy of Deliver Me from Temptation*

*Gift Certificate open internationally, Book prize open to US & Canada

Thanks again to Tes for stopping by the blog today! Follow her contest rules in the comments—the person who lists the most “tempting” titles will win a Discover a New Love Gift Certificate, and two runners up will win copies of Deliver Me from Temptation. Winners will be announced on Friday, December 7.


Logan Screwed Up...Big Time
When things go bump in the night, Logan bumps back. Vampires, demons, succubi—you name it, he's fought it. His job as Paladin angel warrior is to protect humans. Not fall for one.

She Never Believed in Divine Intervention...Until Now
Detective Jessica Waters protects humans too-with her Glock and a good set of handcuffs. She doesn't believe in fate. But if anyone looks like a gift from the gods, it's Logan. And he clearly knows more about her case than he's letting on...

“Dark, sexy, and intense! Hilaire blazes a new path in paranormal romance.”
—Sophie Jordan, New York Times bestselling author on Deliver Me From Darkness

Daphne Award-winning author Tes Hilaire started creating whole new worlds to escape upstate New York’s harsh winters before finally fleeing to sultry North Carolina. Her stories are edgy, exciting, and bring a hint of dark fantasy to paranormal romance. And no one ever has to shovel snow. For more, visit, like her on Facebook, and follow her on Twitter, @TesHilaire. Look for the other books in the Paladin Warriors Series: Deliver Me from Darkness (in stores now) and Prince of Shadows (November 2013).

To Purchase Deliver Me from Temptation:


  1. Giveaways gives chances to win exciting prizes.. so i always try to participate in them......

  2. Congratulations on the new release, Tess! Wishing you much success.

  3. heehee, I bet all the bloggers out there can blow this up! I won't cause I already have my copy, but will spread the word!

  4. Ashlyn - Thank you for stopping in to celebrate with me!

    Sharon - Ah... but you could also win a 15 dollar gift certificate to discover a new love... think of all the other books you could ad to your shelves! ;-)

  5. Oh, honey, that cover feller does look like temptation in the purest form! Congratulations on the new should be displayed close to ice packs for those who need to combat heat flashes just lookin' at it!

  6. Let's see--
    Elisabeth Naughton TEMPTED
    Lorraine Heath LORD OF TEMPTATION

    That's all I see right now...

  7. Congrats on the new release. What a fun contest. Here are my titles:
    Tempted by Rebecca Zanetti
    Temptation Ridge by Robyn Carr
    Season of Temptation(book) by Theres Romain
    Temptation in a Kilt(book)by Victoria Roberts
    In the Garden of Temptation by Cynthia Wicklund
    A Duke's Temptation(book) by Jillian Hunter
    Tempted by Elizabeth Naughton(book)
    Anything by Jeaniene Frost & Laurell K Hamilton also because I am tempted to take those books and read them anywhere and over and over.
    I know that I have more on my Nook. These titles are from my Kindle and bookshelf.
    Thanks for the awesome giveaway.
    christinebails at yahoo dot com

  8. Carolyn - Thank you! And I agree! Ice packs should come as part and parcel with the purchase ;-)

    Shana - Oh! I haven't read Lord of Temptation. On my TBR pile now :-) Thanks for stopping by and celebrating with me!

    Chris - WOW! That's a good list :-) And some more titles for my TBR pile ;-) Thanks so much for stopping in!

    Come on peeps! Looks like Chris is the one to beat! But no worries if you can't, you can still say Hi and party with me and be entered for a copy of Deliver Me from Temptation :-D

  9. I'll start with the titles on my kindle fire that have a variation of the word Temptation...
    Tempt Me - Olivia Cunning
    Demonically Tempted - Stacey Kennedy
    Tempted - Elisabeth Naughton
    Tempted - Rebecca Zanetti
    Tempting the Enemy - Dee Tenorio
    Tempting the Fire - Sydney Croft

    Adding in the ones that personally tempt me ;)
    SEAL of my Dreams - Anthology (it's a real live SEAL on the cover & oh my!!!) ;)

    Night Walker - Lisa Kessler (it's one of those covers that you would love to lick all over)

    Naked in Death - JD Rbbb(it has Roarke and Eve's first meeting)

    Twelve Sharp - Janet Evanovich (Ranger! It's one of my favourite's to read & re-read)

    That was a lot of fun!

  10. Definitely temptation! Congrats on the new release!

  11. Congrats!
    tempt me at twilight- Lisa Kleypas
    tempt be twice- Eden Bradley
    tempt the wolf- Terry Spear
    tempt me with darkness- Shayla Black
    because you tempt me- Beth Kerry
    tempting the highlander- Janet Chapman
    tempted- Elisabeth Naughton
    tempt me- Isabel Morin
    tempting the best man- J. Lynn
    fresh temptation- Reeni Austin
    killer temptations- Danity O'Shae
    tempted- Rebecca Zanetti
    to tempt a knight- Gerri Russell
    tempting Taine- Kate Silver
    in the garden of temptation- Cynthia Wicklund
    tempting Tessa- Olivia Brynn
    a knight's temptation- Catherine Kean
    tempting Trace- Debra Webb
    to tempt a sheikh- Olivia Gates


  12. Thanks, Cheryl! Thank you to Michelle and bn100 for adding a whole bunch of new temptation books to my TBR pile! LOL! Looks like we have a real game going.

  13. Tempt Me, Taste Me, Touch Me by Bella Andre.
    Tempted by Pamela Britton
    The Temptress by Claire Delacroix
    Tempted by Every Turn by Robyn DeHart
    Tempting the Tycoon by Cindy Gerard
    Tempting Fate by Risa Kirk
    The Last Temptation by Val McDermid
    Never Resist Temptation by Miranda
    Tempting Juliana by Lauren Royal
    The Art of Temptation by Lauren Royal
    The Temptress Four by Gaby Triana
    Time of Temptation by Pierre Audemars
    Temptation by Jude Devereaux
    Always a Temptress by Eileen Dreyer
    Tempting the Marquess by Sara Lindsey
    To Tempt a Saint by Kate Moore
    Tempted into the Tycoon's Trap by Emily McKay

    Those were just my print books - I skipped my ereader lol.


  14. Congrats on the latest release!

    As for the tempting titles that I have:

    - Tempted by Rebecca Zanetti
    - Tempted by Elisabeth Naughton
    - Lord of Temptation by Lorraine Heath
    - Don’t Tempt Me by Loretta Chase
    - Don't Tempt Me by Sylvia Day
    - Temptation of a Proper Governess by Cathy Maxwell
    - The Devil's Temptation by Kimberly Logan
    - Twice the Temptation by Suzanne Enoch
    - Tempting the Wolf by Lois Greiman
    - To Tempt a Scotsman by Victoria Dahl
    - Tempt Me at Twilight by Lisa Kleypas
    - To Tempt a Rake by Cara Elliott
    - Tempt Me with Darkness by Shayla Black
    - Tempt Me If You Can by Janet Chapman
    - To Tempt a Wolf by Kate Steele
    - Temptation of a Highland Scoundrel by Sue-Ellen Welfonder
    - Shades of Temptation by Virna De Paul
    - Instant Temptation by Jill Shalvis


  15. Oh, I found a couple more:

    - When Temptation Burns by J.K. Beck
    - Temptation of the Warrior by Margo Maguire
    - Tempt Me Twice by Eden Bradley


  16. Wow, you guys are good! We have some close runs here :-) Keep 'em coming! And thanks for stopping in to celebrate with me :-D

  17. Tes, congrats on your new release! Fabulous cover and great excerpt!!

  18. Thanks so much, Tracey! and thanks for stopping in to celebrate my second books release :-D

  19. Thanks to everyone who commented on Tes's launch party blog!

    Discover a New Love Gift Certificate winner: Michelle

    Deliver Me from Temptation winners (2): Winnie and Chrisbails

    I will be emailing the three of you shortly!