Congratulations to our winners:
* Marika wins the authentic Turkish small “kilim” (reversible rug)
* Lynn wins the mug with the Turkish evil eye
* Jessica Subject wins the Xmas stocking made from authentic Turkish kilim
* Andrea wins a box of authentic Turkish Delight
* Krystylkat wins the pewter dish (traditionally used to serve Turkish delight candy)
AND A BONUS WINNER!
* Barbara wins a copy of the upcoming The Diplomat’s Daughter novella releasing in January 2012
Goddess Fish Promotions is organizing a virtual book tour for three books by Liz Crowe in the 1Night Stand series from Decadent Publishing, Turkish Delights, Blue Cruise and Tulip Princess, all contemporary erotic romances with Turkish settings. The tour will run November 28 - December 9, 2011 and Liz is available for guest blogs or interviews. Additionally, PDFs of the books will be available closer to the tour dates for review in conjuction with a post or interview.
Liz giving away three Turkish themed prize packages to randomly drawn commenters which may include, but aren't limited to:
* a holiday stocking made from authentic Turkish kilim rug
* a mug with the Turkish "evil eye", meant to ward off said evil
* a pewter dish, that is traditionally used to hold "lokum" or the actual Turkish delight confection/candy
* a box of traditional lokum
* a small Turkish kilim rug (reversible--authentic)
The fifteen year age difference between Elle Kensington, ex-patriat American executive and Emre Deniz, son of Istanbul's most successful businessman, has not kept them from becoming fast friends as they tour Istanbul together. But the time has come for him to return to the U.S. to finish his master's degree and she has just been named CEO of the pharmaceutical company that brought her to Turkey in the first place. Elle adores her adopted country, and is alarmed to find herself falling in love with the young man who's been her impromptu guide for the last few months.
But she knows they can never be. She will return home to California within a month, leaving behind all she loves about the ancient city. In a rare fit of spontaneity, Elle has contracted with Madame Eve's OneNightStand dating service to hopefully find a way to forget the dark, handsome young man who has captured her heart. Little does she know what awaits her in the ancient recesses of the Ottoman palace turned luxury hotel under the hands of her one night stand masseur.
Caleb and Tarkan were an odd couple, men from two different cultures, but so in love they were determined to overcome any obstacles. Fate had different plans. Two years after tragedy strikes, Caleb is still a hollow shell of himself, alone and miserable. Adem Broussard is happy enough, as owner and chef of his restaurant on the Turkish southern coast. But a tall, American Adonis he saw once, years ago on a Turkish Blue Cruise haunts his most erotic dreams and he hopes contracting with Madame Eve's 1NightStand service for an unconventional date will help him forget.
When Caleb caves in to his friend Elle's insistence that he return to Turkey and exorcise some of the demons that haunt him, he reluctantly climbs on board a private yacht for a special 1NightStand Blue Cruise. There he comes face to face with the man who remembers him well, and wants to help him heal.
Lale Deniz, young, drifting and prone to wildness that her Turkish family doesn't understand is seeking something to help her reestablish control over her life. Her beloved brother Tarkan has exited her life. His twin, Emre lives far away in America with his growing family. When Elle, Emre's American wife has a scary brush with death giving birth, Lale is dispatched to California to help with their five-year old daughter. But a recovering Elle has plans for Lale that involve a magical 1NightStand.
Andreas Michos, Greek former NFL star, now athletic director at UNLV also floats through life, unsuccessfully seeking satisfaction. His former wife and sexual sub left him when he took away the limelight of football stardom. He doubts his own abilities anymore and has given up finding an outlet for his natural Dom.
Set against a backdrop of ancient cultural clashes and Mediterranean family dynamics, Lale and Andreas do meet in Las Vegas at the famous Castillos resort for a date. But it seems destined to fail. Unless they are both willing to relinquish control and discover what can be found inside the soul of another.
November 29: Words of Wisdom from The Scarf Princess
November 30: Books Read 'N' Makeup Done
December 1: Wendi Zwaduk - Romance to Make Your Heart Race
December 2: Rachel Leigh
December 5: Worlds of Possibilities
December 6: Kacey's Kreations
December 7: Sexy Lady
December 8: My Odd Little World
December 9: Review only: Reviews By Molly
December 9: Stop #2 It's Raining Books