Sizzling Summer Blog Hop

4 Jul

Sizzling Summer Blog Hop

07/04- 07-07/2013

Organized by: The Romance Troupe


As the title of this hop hints at, each blogger must post a favorite sizzling scene. It didn’t take me long to figure out which book to pick from since I do have a few of my own novels where the chemistry between the characters is … touchable. The one I chose is not your regular scene of two people in the bedroom but rather in a gym on a military base. Wonder how it’s possible? Well, read on excerpts from A WORLD APART, contemporary military romance published in December of 2011.

And don’t forget to hop over to the other blog sites part of this hop for more fun and … sizzle 😉



“Get ready to get your butt whooped,” saying that, Cassandra took the fighting position, both arms raised to guard her chin, feet apart.

“That’s a big word for a little girl like you.” David put the gloves on, tightened them and took the same position, facing her.

“Which one, butt or whooped?” She jabbed at him once, twice then surprised him with an uppercut. She danced around him, trying to throw him off with a pretended punch to the liver, but going for his spleen instead.

“Actually it’s whipped; whooped is slang and a little girl like you shouldn’t use such words,” he blocked another set of rapid punches.

“I’m an adult, I can use slang if I so choose. Besides, you’re not my commander here. You can’t order my mouth be washed out with soap.”

He laughed and lost momentum when she caught him off guard with two high-speed sidekicks to his upper arm, throwing him off balance. She quickly took advantage of his wobbly position and went for the final chin jab and a knee that landed him sprawled on his back. Before falling, he hooked an arm under her elbow, taking her down with him.

She struggled to stand and to unhook her arm, but stumbled and finally fell on top of David. She tried to escape, laughing so hard her body shook convulsively.

“You play dirty, David Hunt,” she laughed.

“And you take advantage of being a girl,” he laughed, too. Her body felt hot on top of his, resting easily on one elbow, her right leg bent over his, the other resting along his right thigh. Her breasts pressed hard on his chest, making him aware of the growing tightness in his groin.

“I won and quit calling me a little girl. I’m not,” she hit him lightly in his ribs. “I’m a woman.”

“I have no doubt you are a woman, a very special one, I must say.” David squeezed her leg between his, hooked both her arms and, using his body weight, rolled her onto her back, pinning her arms.

Her laughter trailed off, and her facial expression changed from relaxed to serious. Her chest rose with her breath, her skin sleek with sweat. Her blue eyes sparkled and when she licked her upper lip and then bit her lower, David lost it. He bowed his head, The hell with everything—

“You two, I said fight, not play! Two minutes!” Hulk yelled next to them.

David lifted his head for a split second to look up, pushing his body onto one elbow and rolling off Cassandra. A bucket of ice water dumped over his head would probably have the same effect as the instructor’s words.

She jumped to her feet, reaching for him, “Two minutes. Enough time to finish you, Major Hunt.”

David stood. “Don’t be so sure. If I win this match, you’ll cover my shift for one day while I’m off to the beach.” He tried a series of short jabs and forced her to take several steps backward. “Deal?”


Now that you finished reading let’s move to the prize announcement. My prize is an e-copy of A WORLD APART and a $10.00 Amazon gift card.

Sounds interesting? Then for you chance to win all you have to do is LIKE Camelia Miron Skiba on Facebook and leave a comment with the name you did so. 

61 Responses to “Sizzling Summer Blog Hop”

  1. karyrader July 4, 2013 at 6:20 am #

    Sounds like a spicy story. Thanks for the Hop. kary @

  2. kp July 4, 2013 at 6:32 am #


  3. jennirv4967 July 4, 2013 at 6:48 am #

    I’m a fan 🙂 jennifer spence mill-irving

  4. Catherine July 4, 2013 at 7:25 am #

    Sounds great…I don’t do Facebook, sorry!
    catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

  5. Wanda Dixon July 4, 2013 at 8:20 am #

    Liked FB. Thanks for the blog hop contest. Happy 4th.

  6. Heidi S July 4, 2013 at 8:41 am #

    I’m already a FB fan (Heidi Schuster). Happy 4th of July!

  7. susan platt July 4, 2013 at 9:43 am #

    Liked on FB. Sounds really good.

    susanmplatt AT Hotmail DOT com

  8. JeanMP July 4, 2013 at 10:22 am #

    Sounds like a great story.
    Liked on FB Jean Patton

    skpetal at hotmail dot com

  9. Valerie Rhodes July 4, 2013 at 10:32 am #

    Wow loved it!!! Happy 4th..Have a safe one! vals_hemi at yahoo dot com

  10. kittyb78 July 4, 2013 at 12:05 pm #

    Nice excerpt!
    Happy 4th.

  11. victoria0embers July 4, 2013 at 1:15 pm #

    Loved your excerpt! So hot! Thanks for the excerpt and chance to win 😀 Victoria Embers victoriaembers at gmail dot com

  12. VeronikaDream July 4, 2013 at 1:41 pm #

    Thank you for the wonderful giveaway!
    Liked on FB as Tw Veronika!

    verusbognar (at) gmail (dot) com

  13. Rhonda P. July 4, 2013 at 1:57 pm #

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    Liked on FB as Danny Taylor Rhonda

  14. katsrus July 4, 2013 at 2:42 pm #

    Liked you on Facebook(Sue Brandes). Sounds like a really good book. Thanks for being part of the hop.
    Sue B

  15. Jami Gray July 4, 2013 at 2:44 pm #

    Love it! Happy 4th and see you around the hop!

  16. froggarita July 4, 2013 at 5:49 pm #

    already liked as Dawn Froggy Saenz

    Thanks for the great giveaway!


  17. Theresa Esterline (@T_Esterline) July 4, 2013 at 6:02 pm #

    Happy 4th of July everyone!! What an awesome give-away — thanks I would love an iPad mini!

  18. hotcha1 July 4, 2013 at 6:11 pm #

    happy 4th cami!

  19. bn100 July 4, 2013 at 6:56 pm #

    Sounds interesting

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

  20. BookAttict July 4, 2013 at 7:19 pm #

    Thanks for the amazing giveaway!
    elizabeth @ bookattict . com
    Facebook: Elizabeth Kotkiewicz Hyatt (already liked)

  21. donnablhmistress July 4, 2013 at 8:22 pm #

    Liked FB-Dawna Newman

    and what a great excerp! Adding it to be neverending TBR list.


  22. Beth Haney July 4, 2013 at 9:31 pm #

    I love military romances! Thanks for the chance to win!!

    Facebook follow: Beth Haney
    ehaney578 at aol dot com

  23. Bonnie Hilligoss July 4, 2013 at 10:21 pm #

    I already liked on FB – Bonnie Hilligoss
    Thank you for joining the hop!

  24. bryansilvia July 4, 2013 at 11:11 pm #

    Thank you for the giveaway!
    Facebook Silvia Fugate
    Twitter @SilviaFugate

  25. Kamla L. July 4, 2013 at 11:36 pm #

    Nice excerpt! I an already feel the tension and steam.
    I’m already a facebook fan: Kamla L. Data

  26. donnas1 July 5, 2013 at 12:32 am #

    Sounds great. Thanks for sharing!!

    bacchus76 at myself dot com

  27. Peggy Hopkins July 5, 2013 at 6:47 am #

    Should be an interesting read.
    Peggy Hopkins

  28. krsz July 5, 2013 at 7:14 am #

    FB: Botezatu Paula
    Thanks for the chance!

    botezatu_paula at yahoo dot com

  29. Suz Reads July 5, 2013 at 7:22 am #

    Thanks for this amazing giveaway! I like you on Facebook as Suz Reads and I would love to win!

    susanw28 (at) mindspring (dot) com

  30. lizaoconnorl July 5, 2013 at 9:58 am #

    Can I steal your words. “I’m an adult, I can use slang if I want to” when dealing with editors? No better not. Just saying that aloud makes me sound like a teen.

    • CameliaMironSkiba July 5, 2013 at 1:51 pm #

      Feel free to steal them. Sometimes it feels good to use whatever words come to mind as long as no one else hears them. There is a hefty price we pay when “misconducting”…

  31. Heather July 5, 2013 at 10:33 am #

    I did – Heather Manning-Ayala Thanks! heather1974 at gmail dot com

  32. Brooke Carson July 5, 2013 at 11:49 am #

    Liked your FB – BrookeCarsonAuthor. Loved the excerpt.

  33. Stacey July 5, 2013 at 1:35 pm #

    Love Your Excerpt! I’ve been a fan for awhile!

    Stacey Price

  34. Jeannie Platt July 5, 2013 at 5:33 pm #

    Liked on FB Jeannie Baker-Platt

    Thank you for being part of the hop.

  35. jessiel62 July 5, 2013 at 6:30 pm #

    Liked on FB – Jessie Mora Llewellyn
    Thank you for participating in this hop & your giveaway!

    JessieL62 AT comcast DOT net

  36. Joy F July 5, 2013 at 6:38 pm #

    Thanks for the giveaway.
    magic5905 at embarqmail dot com

  37. Books4me (@BooksForMe2) July 5, 2013 at 7:27 pm #

    Great seeing a woman who knows how to fight!

    FB: Barrie Mac

    books4me67 at ymail dot com

  38. rachel July 6, 2013 at 12:25 am #

    Looks like another great read 🙂

  39. Lori Ha July 6, 2013 at 5:29 am #

    Thanks so much. I’m enjoying the blog hop. Have a great summer!
    lorih824 at yahoo dot com

    • Lori Ha July 6, 2013 at 5:31 am #

      I almost forgot… Liked on FB 🙂

  40. beckeyw July 6, 2013 at 8:33 am #

    Liked for a while


    & email following you

  41. Jessica Martin July 6, 2013 at 9:18 am #

    I really liked the excerpt and I love your background picture!! Thank you so much for being a part of this!!

    • Jessica Martin July 6, 2013 at 9:20 am #

      Oh and I “liked” on facebook Jessica Martin

  42. Savannah miller July 6, 2013 at 11:49 am #

    I love spicy stories thank you for sharing!

  43. Sebella Blue (@blueshedevil32) July 6, 2013 at 11:51 am #

    Yay!!! She DID whoop his butt. that was awesome.

    FB – Wendy Mitchell

  44. JanD July 6, 2013 at 12:49 pm #

    I like sizzling sparring scenes.
    bituin76 at hotmail dot com

  45. megan d. July 6, 2013 at 2:41 pm #

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  46. Mel Bourn (@MelCamino5) July 6, 2013 at 2:59 pm #

    Awesome! My summer reading will definitely be sizzling with books like this. Thanks.
    bournmelissa at hotmail dot com

  47. Mer July 6, 2013 at 4:15 pm #

    Great excerpt! I’m not on facebook (too much of a time sink for a procrastinator like me), so just commenting for the grand prize.

    dancingcelt at gmail dot com

  48. shadowluvs2read July 6, 2013 at 5:08 pm #

    Hi! Ive read this one! Its so good! Thank you for the fun hop and giveaway! 🙂
    FB: Shadow Kohler

  49. Wendy Pogrant July 6, 2013 at 5:24 pm #

    Liked on fb as Wendy Pogrant

  50. booklover1335 July 6, 2013 at 5:52 pm #

    Thanks for the excerpt. The sparks certainly fly between David and Cassandra 🙂

    booklover1335 at gmail dot com

  51. ajwiliams July 6, 2013 at 7:56 pm #

    I have liked thanks

    ashlynnwiliams81 AT gmail DOT com

  52. Susan Smith July 6, 2013 at 8:04 pm #

    Like you on FB Susan Smith

    s2s2 at comcast dot net

  53. sherry1969 July 6, 2013 at 8:24 pm #

    Facebook – Sherry Strode
    sstrode at scrtc dot com

  54. Natasha July 6, 2013 at 9:08 pm #

    FB: Natasha Donohoo
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

  55. svc631 July 7, 2013 at 6:56 am #

    love their banter!

  56. brbalways July 7, 2013 at 8:34 am #

    FB liked ~ Theresa Newbury


  57. Makaela July 7, 2013 at 12:16 pm #

    Thanks! bigmak207 (at) gmail (dot) com

  58. vikki July 7, 2013 at 9:00 pm #

    Thanks for the giveaway.

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