Thursday, December 12, 2013

TINA HAMMOND is part ofthe 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS BLOG HOP



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Picking up where Color Blind (book two) left off...
Teresa is reeling as her life comes crashing down around her. Betrayal of the worst kind has left her struggling to put on a brave front, setting aside shocked confusion, for the sake of those she cares about. Her telepathic sight dog, Red, and Bastian, help to anchor her against self-doubt and turbulent emotions.

Teresa’s colorful and varied friends arrive to celebrate Christmas as the “family” they have become. Her friends are unaware of her tattered heart, the day is appropriately filled with laughter and fun as she graciously greets her holiday guests. Thoughtful gifts are in abundance, including several wonderful surprises. Even Red gets into the festivities with his unique insight (and a bit of sneaky doggy logic).

Bastian has remained steadfast in his love and loyalty to Teresa, even when she chose David over him. But David has been living a lie, throwing all Teresa thought she knew into question. As Bastian continues to guard her personal safety against those trying to gain access to PreClan technology, can he also reassure Teresa he is worthy of her trust?

This version of the Team Red series is INTENDED FOR MATURE ADULTS OVER 18. Contains graphic sexual content, and swearing, which is unfortunate as the dog repeats everything.

12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop




 
Welcome to the 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop!!!
 
 
Everyone has a YUMMY cookie recipe to share and there are some extra little treats scattered around the Hop too, so be sure to visit each of the Authors and Bloggers blogs to make sure you don’t miss out on something SWEET!

  Easy-Peasy Sugar Cookies
(I refuse to call them snickerdoodles)

 Pre mix- 1 tbsp Cinnamon and 2 tbsp sugar and set aside (you will press the cookie dough into this mixture so a flat plate or cereal bowl works best). Heat oven to 375.

In med bowl sift:
2 1/2 c flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon

In large bowl combine:
1 c Sugar
3/4 c Canola Oil (or your preferred Veg. oil)
-- add one at a time:
2 Eggs
1 tsp Vanilla Extract

Dump the flour mixture into the large bowl and hand mix until blended. Dough will be soft but not tacky.

Form into small balls and press into cinn-sugar to coat one side only. Flip the now flattened ball upside down and set uncoated side down on lightly greased/sprayed baking sheet (by process of elimination, you should now be staring at the coated side LOL).

Place in oven for 11-12 min. I move immediately to a towel so bottoms don't get over cooked. Cookies will be soft.
 
 


RELEASE DAY, Thursday, December 12th, 2013

Blind Faith: Team Red, Book 3

Picking up where Color Blind (book two) left off...
Teresa is reeling as her life comes crashing down around her. Betrayal of the worst kind has left her struggling to put on a brave front, setting aside shocked confusion, for the sake of those she cares about. Her telepathic sight dog, Red, and Bastian, help to anchor her against self-doubt and turbulent emotions.

Teresa’s colorful and varied friends arrive to celebrate Christmas as the “family” they have become. Her friends are unaware of her tattered heart, the day is appropriately filled with laughter and fun as she graciously greets her holiday guests. Thoughtful gifts are in abundance, including several wonderful surprises. Even Red gets into the festivities with his unique insight (and a bit of sneaky doggy logic).

Bastian has remained steadfast in his love and loyalty to Teresa, even when she chose David over him. But David has been living a lie, throwing all Teresa thought she knew into question. As Bastian continues to guard her personal safety against those trying to gain access to PreClan technology, can he also reassure Teresa he is worthy of her trust?

This version of the Team Red series is INTENDED FOR MATURE ADULTS OVER 18. Contains graphic sexual content, and swearing, which is unfortunate as the dog repeats everything.



EXCERPT:

For a moment, I wondered why all my hardest conversations were with Bastian. We have such a history of miscommunication, I think my relationship with this man was the most difficult one in my life, yet possibly the most rewarding because of all the adversity we’ve overcome together. I drew in a breath, trying once again, to find the right words to relay what I needed to say, without damaging our sometimes tenuous friendship. “You know I love you, right?” I started.

His chest rumbled under me with laughter, “Oh hell, Teresa, you always start the heart-to-heart talks like this. But, yeah, of course. I love you too, Babe. What’s the bad news this time?”

“Maybe more embarrassing than bad,” I suggested tentatively. “Remember the conversation you had with David a couple weeks ago, when you told him he should have backed out from dating me?”

Can silence be heavy? Is there a measurable change in the air when important words are spoken? Can sound be sucked from a room with the hitch of an indrawn breath, leaving a dense, anticipatory quiet, mixed with a sense of trepidation? Whatever the reason, however it happens, I felt it - the chaotic, stifling weight of thoughts that haven’t been shaped into words, hanging on the tip of a tongue, seeking form. In Bastian’s case, those thoughts appropriately took the form of an expletive. “The fuck, you say!” His body went rigid, muscles quaking with fury. His tone was beyond mad or embarrassed, a betrayal of friendship and trust more cutting than a blade flaying the skin, exposing nerves. “Tell me David Did Not share that conversation with you, or I will remove his balls with a seam ripper.”

Fighting a grin that Bas knew what a seam ripper was, I curved an arm around his chest, pushing him back into the sofa cushion. He let me guide him backward. I draped my body against him, cupping his jaw in soft fingers, willing the tautness in his frame to ease. “I was upstairs, Bastian. The bedroom door was open. Both of you had come up from the basement, already talking. My eavesdropping wasn’t intentional, and David hadn’t realized I was in the house until you left.” I rotated my head and gently pressed a kiss to the hard muscle of the pec beneath my cheek, resting my face on the thick pad of flesh. His heart beat like thunder in my ear. “I didn’t bring this up to cause you discomfort - or embarrassment. But, there were things you said I need to address, and there is no way to do that without letting you know I overheard a personal and private conversation. I’m very sorry, Sebastian,” I whispered. An apology, albeit an inadequate one. It had been a very frank and revealing discussion between the two men, not meant for my ears; but once something is heard, it can’t be unheard.

It took a few minutes for Bas to review the conversation in his mind, remembering the things he shared with David. With a long exhale, he finally relaxed, accepting the sincerity of my regret. “You’ve got balls, Babe. Any other woman would have avoided this talk. It seems my metaphorical guts are already strewn out on the floor at your feet. I’m curious to watch you dance around them without stepping on the softer bits.”
 
 
RELEASE DAY, Thursday, December 12th, 2013

Blind Faith: Team Red, Book 3