Tuesday, February 2, 2010

DARE TO SURRENDER: REVIEW AND GIVEAWAY

GIVEAWAY ENDED
DARE TO SURRENDER

BY LILLI FEISTY

ABOUT THE BOOK:

HE MEETS HIS MATCH. SHE MEETS HER MASTER. Art gallery curator Joy Montgomery has never liked her body's generous curves. And she's always been too shy to explore her wild side. But tonight, everything is going to change . . . Desperate to save her job, Joy approaches bad-boy artist Ash Hunter and asks him to exhibit his erotic work at her gallery. Ash agrees on one condition: Joy must pose as his model. But business soon turns to pleasure, as Joy experiences a passion beyond her wildest imaginings and Ash finds more than just inspiration in his voluptuous new muse.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:


Lilli was born in the San Francisco Bay Area. She spent the majority of her twenties working just enough to pay for extended trips to Europe. Some of her fascinating employment titles included makeup artist, secretary, and perpetual student. She owned an art gallery for several years, holds a degree in Creative Arts and was just a thesis short of her MA when she decided to drop out of school to write romance. Other than writing, some of her obsessions include tattoos, reality television, and beaches. Visit her on her website, lillianfeisty.com, where she loves to ramble about the strangest things.

FIVE"FEISTY" FUN FACTS:

1) In Dare to Surrender, my heroine drives a 1979 Diesel Mercedes exactly like the one I drive. I've had two diesel Mercedes, one of which I accidentally filled up with regular gasoline. Turns out diesel cars don't run on gasoline. Who knew? I also drove away from a gas station with the fuel nozzle still inserted in the tank. I didn't notice I had the nozzle sticking out of my car until I glanced in my side mirror to make a left hand turn. I have a long, exciting history with this specific type of vehicle so I had to write one into this story.

2) Joy has a secret habit of belly dancing in the privacy of her own home. When I was writing Dare to Surrender, I played instructional belly dancing videos in the background during most of the time I spent writing. I admit once in awhile I'd get up and dance. When no one was watching, of course.

3) My inspiration for my hero, Ash Hunter, was based on Joe Anderson, who played Henry Austen in the movie Becoming Jane.

4) I've never written a story without at least one sexy scene involving food. Dare to Surrender was no exception. I never knew French fries could be so hot. Pun intended.

5) Dare to Surrender takes place in the San Francisco Bay Area. Nearly every location is based on an actual place I know intimately. Any reader who wants to know more about my barely disguised locals, feel free to email me at lilli@lillianfeisty.com.

REVIEW:

If you read Ms. Feisty's last novel, BOUND TO PLEASE, then you know a little of what you are in store for. The description tells you about Joy Montgomery, the art gallery curator, who needs to save her job and so decides to hire Ash Hunter to have an exhibit of his art work which borders on the erotic side. He says he will do it if she will pose for him. Of course, Joy really feels uncomfortable about her body with her curvaceous figure and is a bit shy. She hesitates but then the chemistry between the two draws her into it. Ash is pleased and when he sees how Joy takes on this "project". Joy likes to feel safe and protected while Ash has to be in control so her demeanor attracts him immediately. The story is definitely not for children but it is also meant to be just a little fun and a very sexy book with fairly well developed characters who do entice the reader to read on and see where things may lead if that is the kind of "romantic" novel you like. I, myself, read it without being bothered in order to review it, but it really isn't the kind of book I really like to read personally.


GIVEAWAY

THANKS TO ANNA AND THE
HACHETTE BOOK GROUP,
I HAVE FIVE COPIES OF THIS
FUN BOOK TO GIVEAWAY!

THE RULES:

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--NO P. O. BOXES, PLEASE
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--ALL ENTRIES/COMMENTS MUST BE
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HOW TO ENTER:

+1 ENTRY: COMMENT ON ONE, OR MORE, OF THE AUTHOR LILLI FEISTY'S "FASCINATING FUN FACTS" FROM HER WEBSITE . IN FAIRNESS TO MY READERS, I WANT TO SAY THAT IF SOME OF YOU FIND THE AUTHOR'S WEBSITE A LITTLE MORE THAN YOU LET'S SAY WISH TO READ ABOUT OR SEE, PLEASE JUST TELL ME SOMETHING YOU DID THIS WEEKEND FOR FUN! YOU CAN FIND AND EXPLORE LILLI'S WEBSITE BY GOING HERE!

+1 MORE ENTRY: BLOG OR TWEET ABOUT THIS GIVEAWAY AND LEAVE A LINK I CAN FOLLOW IN THE ENTRY

+1 MORE ENTRY: COMMENT ON IF AND HOW YOU FOLLOW MY BLOG. IF YOU ARE THE 600th NEW GOOGLE FRIEND CONNECT FOLLOWER, PLEASE LET ME KNOW IN YOUR COMMENT AS I HAVE A SPECIAL PRIZE FOR THE WINNER!


GIVEAWAY ENDS AT
6 PM, EST, FEBRUARY 27


GOOD LUCK!

49 comments:

RachieG said...

Lilli had some pretty cute fun facts....she ate squid at 2AM...enjoys looking at guys' hands (I admit, I've done this too!)...AND my favorite....Would like to one day kiss Colin Firth, in the snow, while standing in her underwear - which I can totally understand!!

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RachieG said...

I am a follower!!!!!!!!!! :D

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Marianna said...

The book sounds spicy and fun, I'm excited!

+1 Fun fact #16) More than once, she’s sold the majority of her belongings in order to buy a plain ticket.

+1 Old follower

Bethie said...

Lilli definately is feisty! Wild at Heart is one of my favorite flicks too. Its one of those movies that leaves you with a funny feeling at the end.

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Lisa R said...

+1
"She has a habit of trying to urinate in mens’ urinals and has not quite perfected the skill." Well this little fact about Lilli brought back some memories when one of our favorite Friday night girl get togethers was when we would go see the male strippers. Since it was Ladies Night and no guys there except for the strippers and waitstaff, the bar would open the Guy's bathrooms to the women. Well, let me tell you, a few too many Blue Motorcycles will convince you that you can pee standing up.

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MiscMayzee said...

I like this fact:

"She will never stop saying the word
“rad” and has passed on that legacy to her young son."

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MiscMayzee said...

I am an e-mail subscriber:

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Jane said...

One fascinating fun fact I learned about Lilli is that she always looks at a man's hands.

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scottsgal said...

She one day wants her house to be totally illuminated by Christmas lights - we deck out a lot at Christmas - not the whole house but quite a bit.
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scottsgal said...

follower
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elaing8 said...

fun fact-She likes eating waffles in a hotel room at 3AM its one of her favorite activities.
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elaing8 said...

tweeted
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elaing8 said...

google friend connect follower
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elaing8 said...

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Wanda said...

What I did for fun on the weekend was go for a long walk in the snow. I don't do that very often and it was refreshing!
I would love to be entered in your draw. Thanks.
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Wanda said...

I am a Blogger follower.
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Lyoness2009 said...

I enjoyed the fun fact that she has repeatedly sold her stuff to buy a plane ticket. Made me giggle, but it would be pretty freeing to be that unattached to posessions.

I am a follower.

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Jane said...

I'm a GFC follower.

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Jasmyn said...

24) She likes writing when it’s raining outside.

I love the rain too...it's like creative juice from them sky. There's just something about a good rain shower that lets the imagination go wild.

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Jasmyn said...

I follow through blogger.

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Cecile said...

Hey Ms. Feisty!!! I sooo can not wait to get my hands on these books!!
I can not believe that you filled up a diesel car with regular gas, lol!!! That is priceless!
But I am loving up the "tour of the city" part! =)
Please count me in this! I am a follower of you here!

justpeachy36 said...

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I spent time with my boyfriend, that was fun...

Please enter me in the giveaway.

justpeachy36 said...

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I am a follower.

bison61 said...

She has a habit of trying to urinate in mens’ urinals and has not quite perfected the skill.

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dsandyboy said...

The fact that she urinates in men's urinals is pretty peculiar.

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elaing8 said...

bonus entry

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dsandyboy said...

I follow you on Google Friend.

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FrankSandy said...

She likes looking at men's hands, as well as other things.

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FrankSandy said...

I am a Google friend.

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The Book Vixen said...

+1 She has a habit of trying to urinate in mens’ urinals and has not quite perfected the skill. LMAO!!!

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The Book Vixen said...

+1 tweeted

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The Book Vixen said...

+1 GFC follower

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tnsongbird said...

I am a twitter friend! She loves to look at men's hands,lol! I'm sure she has hotflashes looking at RPattz hands then! Weekend fun: Played with my pooch/Lucy and finished reading Skin Game. Would love to be entered in the giveaway! Thanks

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Mitzi H. said...

I enjoyed reading Lilli's fun facts. She smokes little cigars, has had a crush on Will Smith for over 20 years and is trying to perfect using men's urinals...Hehehe. I'd love to be entered in this drawing.

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Mitzi H. said...

I'm a follower on google friend connect and google reader.

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kalynnick said...

One fun fact about her is that she loves the phrase “Sugar on my Tongue”.

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kalynnick said...

I'm follower through google friends!

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Sean said...

please enter me
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Marianna said...

Lilli likes sandwiches, I learned, just like me! What a coinkidink! Haha!

I am an old follower!

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Lilli likes to smoke little cigars. cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

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Linda Henderson said...

I found out she likes to smoke little cigars.

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Cathy M said...

I love meeeting another Joss Whedon fan, and love the musical episode of Buffy.

am a follower

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Misusedinnocence said...

I absolutely loooove the corset in the sepia picture on the website. It's gorgeous! What a cool author.

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Misusedinnocence said...

I follow with google friend connect

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Nancye said...

I learned that Lilli: "She’s had a crush on Will Smith for over two decades" I can totally relate! I've always thought he was good looking!

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Nancye said...

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