Sunday, July 3, 2011

Guest Post & Giveaway with Author Ava Riley

Today I want to welcome back Author Ava Riley. *Waves* Thanks for coming back to join me Ava... Now I will let you take it away.....

ASacred Surrender:
When love gives you no other option but to surrender.
Rowan’s life had been perfect until his fiancĂ©e decided to seduce his best friend the night before their wedding and ultimately destroyed everything he’d dreamed of.  After breaking off the wedding and the relationship, he vowed to never allow another woman to have that much control over his heart again.  That is, until one morning when a knock on his door revealed beautiful, sexy Madison.   Madison, having just moved to sunny California from a small town in Kansas, is in awe of the hunky doctor living next door, but her insecurities keep her from accepting his initial advances.
The connection Rowan and Madison experience after a night of hot sex cannot be denied, but will Madison’s insecurities be too much for their relationship to flourish?  Will the relationship that Rowan is finally willing to accept end before it even gets a chance to start or can he convince Madison that her fears are unwarranted?
When I wrote A Lifetime to Find Love and added Rowan in as a smaller part, I really never had the intention of writing a second book featuring him.  As his heart was revealed, however, I found that even though A Lifetime...was focused on Tessa and Cade's relationship, my heart broke for Rowan every time he came into the picture.  I just never really felt a release from him and I am so glad that I followed him where he decided to take me.  Sacred Surrender is a reminder to us, that no matter what kind of shitty experience we go through, when one door is closed, another one that is more amazing than we could ever image is opened to us.  Rowan and Madison compliment each other in a way that makes you laugh, cry, and say "aww."  Rowan is the sexy man we all dream of, always putting Madison first and even cooking for her on several different occasions (although they don't always get to the food).  The two of them truly heat things up and not always just in the bedroom.  Let's just say, that I would love to try their kind of spelunking some day!

This was my inspiration for Rowan:

I hope that you all enjoy reading the book as much as I enjoyed writing it.  In honor of its release, come over to my author blog... where I am hosting an Online Release Party. 

Want a chance to win a copy of Sacred Surrender (pdf format only)?   (                           )

Just answer this question to have your name entered into a drawing.  One winner will be chosen.

Rowan does several different romantic things for Madison throughout the book, buying flowers and even cooking dinner for her.  What is the one thing a man/woman can do for you that completely turns you on? Good Luck!!

As always, Happy Reading!
Ava Riley

Thanks Ava for stopping by again. It is always a pleasure to have you. Hopefully you will come back yet again. I can't wait to meet you in Philly! *suqueeeee*


  1. Besides do the dishes??!! I have to say run kisses along my lower back. Makes me shiver just thinking about it. :)

    Susan R
    susanmik AT gmail DOT com

    (blogger will no longer accept my google account so I have to post an anonymous)

  2. Helping out with small things. Just bringing the garbage outside or making me a cup of tea after an awful day can be such a turn on.
    Love your inspiration for Rowan. ;)

    claudigc at msn dot com

  3. I swear all my boyfriend has to do is bite his lips or lick them and I'm all over him.

  4. You're going to be at AAD? So am I! I am really looking forward to meeting the authors and bloggers I read about online. I am such a fangirl. It might sound odd, but sitting quietly with my husband just eating dinner or watching tv drive me nuts! Thanks for the giveaway.

  5. I loved being kissed on the neck about 5 seconds of that and I am good...

    Mary_Reiss @

  6. Just holding my hand and rubbing soft circles in my palm with his thumb and I melt.

  7. When he rubs his thumb over my bottom lip...*shivers!* ;)

  8. Wow. Y'all have some great posts on what turns y'all on.

    Jen B. Yes I will be at AADPhilly. I am looking forward to it. Hopefully we will meet.

  9. Watching the kids. All day. =)
    tiredwkids at live dot com

  10. A massage... my feet, legs, mmmm...

  11. When a man cooks and cleans for me I think it's a total turn on :)

  12. Unexpected presents that say I was thinking about you and that I really know you. i.e. my favorite .55 (except I think they're $1 now)candy bar versus 2 lbs. of quality chocolate with nuts and fruit in a heart shaped box which I don't eat. It's "the thought that counts" really rings true to me.

  13. anything that is least expected. Could be housework, or a fun surprise trip, or flowers. Doesn't matter. I'm easily pleased ;-) But I LOVE surprises.

  14. Gentle sweet kisses. They can really get me going!
    I'm going to AAD Philly, see you there!

    beckerjo at verizon dot net

  15. I like it when a guy comes up behind me and presses himself up against my backside and kisses and sucks on my neck. Ya I know I'm a pervert but I'm easily pleased ;)