Gabrielle Bisset

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Sizzling Books of Summer H0p

Thanks to Taryn at My Secret Romance for coming up with such a great idea for a giveaway hop. Sexy books and drinks. Delicious. Mmmm...what's better than a smokin' hot book and a great drink?  Only a sexy man waiting for you after you finish the book and drink. ;) Welcome to my stop on the Sizzling Books of Summer Hop! I write those sizzling books, so I can tell you I often need a drink after writing an exceptionally hot scene.

So here are the rules for this hop: I have to choose a sizzling hot book and a drink that I believe would go perfectly with it.

My newest release in my Sons of Navarus series, Blood Betrayed, has been steaming up ereaders since its release in late May. My hero, Saint, and his stunning heroine, Solenne, enjoy some very sexy moments as they take a chance at love for a second time. As a French woman turned vampire in the early 1920s, Solenne knows a thing or two about good drinks. Since my vampires enjoy food and drink in addition to blood, I asked Solenne for a recommendation as to what drink would go perfectly while reading Blood Betrayed and her answer was? The French Martini, of course.

Isn't this a gorgeous drink? I could go for one right now. ;) In case you want to run out to the liquor store for the necessaries for this, here's the recipe:

1-1/2 ounces Chambord flavored vodka
1/2 ounce Chambord Liqueur
2 ounces pineapple juice
fresh raspberries, for garnish
Add the vodka, Chambord and pineapple juice to a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake until well-chilled and strain into a petite martini glass. Garnish with raspberries.
(Recipe from

Okay, onto the giveaway. (Sorry, I got lost in the drinking.) Since you're probably going to need some cold, hard cash after shelling out some bucks to get the Chambord, how does an $10 Amazon giftcard sound? And since drinking goes so well with reading, in addition to the giftcard the winner will choose one of my ebooks too. (Check out the right sidebar for your choices. Not including Blood Spirit or Blood Prophecy because they haven't been released yet. You shouldn't have drunk so much. LOL)

So how do you get your hands on some $$ and a sexy ebook? First, leave a comment with your email address. Also, do as many of the entries in the Rafflecopter as you like. The more you do, the better your chances of winning.

The giveaway is open internationally, so an email gets you in. After you do your entries here, be sure to hop around to the other blogs and good luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway


julie beasley said...

as saint is irish he could have an irish coffee. love the series, they are so sensual and exciting and cant wait for book 3 blood spirit and tereks story

Kassandra said...

Drink sounds really tasty ;)


Gayle Latreille said...

Drink looks amazing!

Anxiously waiting for Sept 17th for the next issue in the "Sons"


laurie said...

the drink sounds really tasty!

crystaley73 said...

The drink sounds great
crystaley73 at yahoo dot com

vadeluna07 said...

That drink looks great! Gonna have to wait a few months to try it though since I'm currently preggers & not due till October. :)


Yvette said...

Drink looks yummy as does the book.

Laurie said...

Oh, that drink looks gooood! Thanks for the giveway!

Nay Nay said...

I just finished reading "Stygian’s Honor" by Lora Leigh. Sizzling? It’s SCORCHING!!!! It is one hot book with a surprise twist. LOVED IT!
Thanks for being part of the hop and for the chance to win!

Anonymous said...

I love Chambord, so the drink looks yummy (though it would knock me on my keister for sure).


BLHmistress said...

My fave sizzling read so far is the whole Immortalis series by Katie Salidas.

and I have never tried a martini but the French one looks so good.


elaing8 said...

That drink looks good.I could use one right about now :)
Thanks for the giveaway

Carol said...

love the drinks! Great contest! Thank you so much for the chance to win!

carol.byles at yahoo dot com

Sue Sattler said...

I think it's time for a drink or two right now, but I won't be drinking when I read your book, I wouldn't want to miss a word. After one drink, I'm too silly to read. Oh the joys of getting old! :D


DANIELA said...

Hi Gabrielle
I'd like to try that drink!!

Thanks for the giveaway.

dany7578 at hotmail dot com

mimirose41209 said...

What a pretty drink! I would love to have one!

mimirose41209 at hotmail dot com

Mel Bourn said...

I like the sounds of this drink! I can see it fitting Solenne well. How about an Irish Car Bomb for Saint. Sounds so masculine!
bournmelissa at hotmail dot com

Emily said...

I've never heard of a French martini before. Thanks for sharing!


sienny said...

cocktails are such a pretty drink! colorful too.

smile_1773 at yahoo dot com

Caris said...

Great hop!


carisroane at gmail dot com

Tammy said...

drink looks good im gunna have to try it lol

Donna said...

the drink looks great...lots that I am keeping to try at our next party!

Thanks for the contest

latishajean said...

Thank you for the great giveaway and fun blog hop!
Latisha D

Evie said...

Thanks a lot for the giveaway :)
by.evie at yahoo dot com dot br

Renald said...

Ever have a Mudslide? Like a coffee with ice and more.

Ashley Montgomery said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

Lona said...

Love the Sons of Navarus series, Thx so much for giveaway.

blinkysthebest at aol dot com

Joy said...

Thanks for joining the hop.
magic5905 at embarqmail dot com

Evelyn said...

Great contest! Thanks!

Anonymous said...

I love finding new books and all the great drink recipes.


Dovile said...

Thanks for the recipe! I'll try it:)

spamscape [at] gmail [dot] com

laceyblossom said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I'd love to try that drink :)
Lacey T

Julianne Keller said...

Wonderful drink, it is very pretty.
I tried licking the computer screen but no luck. Thanks for sharing!
luvfuzzzeeefaces at yahoo dot com

BookAttict said...

Thanks for the amazing giveaway!
elizabeth @ bookattict . com
GFC: BookAttict

Foretta said...

Thanks for the great hop and all the chances to win great prizes!

Mandi Counterman said...

Thank you for the amazing contest!

donnas said...

Sounds good. Going to have to try it.

bacchus76 at myself dot com

Tina said...

Oh oh hop is awesome drink sounds tasty

Tina said...

Oh oh hop is awesome drink sounds tasty

Tina said...

My addy is sorry slow

Tina said...

My addy is sorry slow

Kelsey Summer said...

Thanks for the great giveaway and recipe!

Rissa said...

Great giveaway...thanks for the chance to win :) raynman1979 at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

Great drink idea:) Love Chambord on vanilla ice cream too!

Kimber Shook said...

Awesome giveaway! I wouldn't mind one of those drinks right about now.

Lisa said...

Haven't read this series yet, but have heard great things about it. It's already on my TBR list.


Carin said...

I am not a drinker but that is very pretty, Thanks for your part in the hop I love your Sons of Navarus Series! Carin
mawmom at gmail dot com

June M. said...

The drink looks good. Thanks so much for the giveaway.
manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com

Veronika said...

The drink looks delicious! Thank you for the giveaway!
verusbognar (at) gmail (dot) com

Tina B said...

Love that martini recipe! I will have to try it sometime. I just recently started drinking them, but they have to be iced cold.
I totally agree with the whole sexy man waiting for you when you are done thing. ;)
Thank you for the wonderful giveaway!
trb0917 at

Anonymous said...

Crap day.... Making this tonight.


Vanessa N. said...

Great giveaway. Thanks for the chance.