Vice Release Day ** Giveaway

I think this is the release day I have anticipated more than any other. I’m so pleased you could join me for the release of Vice, my contemporary romance with Samhain Publishing.

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A personal novel, one that draws on my experiences with a family member who is a compulsive gambler, Vice was rewarding to write. Although many advance readers have told me it’s a tearjerker, you can rest assured of a happy ending and an enduring love.

Because I am so eager to share this steamy story, I am doing a giveaway for 3 e-copies. How do you win? Comment here and let me know what makes you shed a tear when reading. Is it seeing the characters endure conflict? Is it the threat of love dying? Tell me what brings you to tears! How’s that for happy. 😉

I’ll pick three winners on Sept. 25.

Please spread the word about Vice and add it to your TBR list today.

Vice teaser


He’s much more than a bad habit.

As a Vegas singer and volunteer counselor, Kate Callender has experienced life on both sides of Sin City’s bright lights. The thrill of performing, and gambling’s devastating effect on the addicts’ families.

Liam Doyle is just the kind of man she despises—a handsome, enigmatic businessman with a knack for seducing customers into his casino hotels. Determined to put a lid on his growing influence, she prepares to picket the opening of his newest casino, Vice.

When Liam spots the lone protestor hassling his customers, annoyance wars with instant attraction. And he quickly discovers the leggy redhead not only can’t be bought, she tempts him the way the sound of a roulette wheel lures a gambler.

They are natural enemies, but when a vile attack sparks Liam’s protective instincts, they begin a sexual odyssey that dances on the edge of addiction. Dangerously close to losing control…and losing themselves.

Warning: Contains a sexy, damaged hero who’d really rather just be having sex, and a no-nonsense redhead who makes him want to roll the dice on love just one more time.



He meandered toward her and forced a smile. “You seem to have had a busy day.”

She whipped around and her eyes widened. He saw her give him a quick once-over. Did she like what she saw? Interesting. There was some perverse satisfaction in that.

“It has been busy.” She narrowed her hazel eyes at him. “Do you work here?”

So, she didn’t recognize him. Good. “Yes, ma’am, I do.” He crossed his arms over his chest and nodded, noting how her gaze dropped to his exposed forearms. Her lips parted. Clearly, working out had its merits. “And word inside is you’ve upset the big boss.”

Her nostrils flared as she dragged her gaze away from his arms. “About time.” She put her sign down and picked up her purse. “Do you know Liam Doyle?”

“I’ve heard one or two things about him.”

She stepped closer and her lips did the most amazing thing, curling into a flirtatious semi-smile. “I don’t suppose you’d be willing to share them with me? The other guy kept on sucking up about him as if he was wearing a wire.” She paused. “You’re not wearing a wire, are you?”

He laughed out loud. He couldn’t help it. This was way too much fun. He sidled close to her, leaned in conspiratorially, and put a hand on her elbow. Her very soft elbow. “I’m not wearing a wire. But are you sure you want to know the truth about Doyle? I don’t know if you can handle it.”

She gawked at him and then at his lips. Her voice came out in a whisper. “Try me.”

He murmured in her ear, taking note of her lilac scent. “Well, I hear at midnight he sprouts black wings and horns. And he’s always searching for innocent maidens to add to his coven.” He bit on his bottom lip, suddenly wishing he was gnawing on hers.

At first, her eyelids did this fluttery thing that made his imported pants spring to life. But then she blinked and began to laugh. “And here I thought I was dealing with a mere businessman. I didn’t realize Doyle was cousins with Lucifer.”

“What’s your name?”

She regarded him from out of the side of her eye, her mouth still bearing the same flirty grin. “What’s yours?”

“Consider me a friend who wants to give you some advice.”

The smile disappeared from her face. “And what would that be?”

“Don’t mess with Liam Doyle. He doesn’t take to it kindly.”

The coquettish shine in her eyes hardened. “Is that a threat?”

“No, sugar. That’s not my style.”

“What exactly do you do here? Are you in security?”

“Never mind that.” He waved his hand. “Look, you’ve had your fun. Why don’t you run along home now?”

She reached for her sign and tucked it under her arm. “I will go where I damn well please. And you can tell your friend Mr. Doyle to expect me tomorrow. Maybe next time he’ll be brave enough to confront me himself.” She turned on her heel and walked down the manicured pathway leading to the taxi bay.

Liam stared at her ass as she walked away. Brave?

Game on, sugar. He’d show her brave.




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31 thoughts on “Vice Release Day ** Giveaway

  1. Congrats!
    I shed tears while reading when the stories are so true you can’t help but be that involved. I also laugh out loud at the funny if it’s good enough. 😉


  2. I shed tears when couples separate for silly reasons, like not talking to each other, or other people’s interference! I also cry when there are dogs and cats……..😏
    Congrats on your release!


    • Thank you, Pat!! Ack! Dogs and cats. They kill me, too. LOL I can’t even watch that commercial for the Humane Society without bawling. Thanks so much for sharing my release day with me.

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  3. Congrats on the release 🙂

    I shed tears while reading when the characters face immense conflict, the kind where their hearts are being ripped to pieces. In the movies, the animals get to me every time.:-)


  4. Happy release day, Rosanna! I rarely cry when reading books, unless they’re so funny I laugh til I cry. But this made me think of my teen years when I read and re-read Gone With the Wind. I cried every time Melanie died and every time Rhett left Scarlett and said he didn’t give a damn! Much success with VICE!


  5. Congrats, Rosanna! The things that make me tear up usually involve separation and/or sacrifice. Seeing an old couple comfort each other at the end of their time together, watching lovers part during turmoil, or seeing someone sacrifice everything for the one they love. So excited about the giveaway and the release of Vice!


  6. When someone puts aside his/her own happiness for a loved one, it destroys me! And for some reason, an angel falling for a human (even, perhaps especially, when it’s happy!) does me in every time…


  7. Thanks to all for your comments on the release of Vice! I have drawn 3 names as winners and they are…Marika, Trix and Suki! Congrats to all. I’ll be contacting you shortly.


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