Friday, August 9, 2013

Ella's Turning What? Blog Hop!!!

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A $100 Amazon or Barnes and Noble Gift Card (winner's choice)


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Happy Birthday to the talented Ella Jade!!!
Comment on my post and I'll give away one eBook copy of With Honor. Thank you and good luck.

A few years ago, on my birthday (and yes, I’d had a couple of drinks) I was looking outside into the dark sky and saw a blinking, stationary light. The longer I stared, the stranger it became. Then, ever so slowly, the orb-like image drifted until fading into the night. To this day, I’m not sure…
Do you believe in aliens? I watched a movie, Dark Skies, and it was pretty convincing that there could other life in the universe other than the human race. I’m a writer so I have an open, creative mind and I’ve thought up a lot stranger things than aliens. With that said, whether you believe or not, I bet we’ve all wondered a few times. Strange lights in the sky…shadows down a darkened hall…mysterious bites on our body non-related to spiders or kinky sex…a partner who suddenly wakes up acting ridiculous…
Exactly how many people believe in aliens? More than a third of America believes. That’s a lot considering that’s about (if my calculations are correct) 80 million people.  79% of the population believes the government is hiding facts about aliens.
If an alien knocked on your door, what would you do? Would you grab a gun and shoot? I’m no expert but I bet an alien would be protected by some invisible wall. What if the creature wanted to take you aboard the spaceship and run tests on you, but promise to bring you back when they’ve found everything they need to know? If an alien penetrated my thoughts I could imagine it would be quite flabbergasted. I wonder if aliens even understand what sex is.
So…do you believe or not?

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Copyright 2013, Rhonda Lee Carver
All rights reserved, Lyrical Press, Inc.
Looking down at the woman who stood glaring at him, he wasn’t sure what to think. She looked like she could pop a vein. Her lips were pinched and her steely green glower nailed him with the intensity of a gun. Shuffling through his brain, back and forth, up and down, he tried figuring out whether he knew her. Nope, he’d remember if he’d ever met her. A woman like her, with her long, dark hair, pretty green eyes, and petite curvy body, would be unforgettable–even if she seemed a bit loony. Maybe she’d tipped the bottle a little too much that evening. He could understand that, although he hadn’t been drunk in years. “Did you say ‘talk’?” he asked.
“You’re lucky I don’t scream.” She crossed her arms over her chest.
Without a doubt, this woman was crazy. He didn’t need drama. He’d had enough over the last few months. Instinct told him he needed to cool off the situation before it got out of hand.
The strange woman’s face grew redder with each passing second. Did she mean him bodily harm? Not that he feared a five-foot, one hundred-pound woman, but he did wonder. In fact, he found it somewhat entertaining, although he didn’t dare laugh. Hell, he guessed she’d flip her lid and he didn’t want any part of that. “Can we please cut the drama? Can you just tell me what I’ve done, or said?”
Pointing her finger at him, she said through tight lips, “You’re unbelievable.”
“Okay.” Now he was totally lost.
“Are you going to stand there and pretend that you don’t know me? What type of man are you? And you call yourself a soldier? I have a few words I can think of to describe you. You might think this is amusing, but I assure you there is nothing about this situation that you’ll find worthy of a smile.”
Closing his wallet, he pushed the leather trifold back into the side pocket of his ABU pants. He sighed in growing irritation. If he found out his men had put this woman up to this as a joke, he’d kick their asses. “Look, lady–”
“Lady? Lady?” She all but screeched the word.
“Okay, sorry.” What piece of information was missing here?
Her mouth fell open. Her eyes teared up. Would she cry?
His heart sank. He could think of nothing worse than a woman in tears. Somehow he knew this wasn’t going to be a winning situation. Instinct told him he had just taken a front seat on a roller coaster of horror.
“You slept with me. Remember? Jasmine Sinclaire? Do you understand? Apparently it’s true. Men think with their parts…” Her attention dropped to his zipper and then back up. “Not their brains.” Her jaw cocked. She looked like she would puke or release a pent-up demon. He didn’t want any part of either one.
Confusion growing thicker, he leaned back against the sink, crossed his legs at the ankles and tucked his arms across his chest. If she wanted to play a game, he’d go along with it, at least for a short while. “Jasmine…” Nice name. “That’s a flower, right?”
“A flower and a name…my name,” she snapped.
“A beautiful flower,” he murmured. Some of the tension released from her jaw and he got a better look at her. She was beautiful, no doubt. And because he felt a manly twitch in a lower part of his anatomy, he decided to roll with the conversation a bit longer.


  1. I want to believe that we can't be the only ones out here.

    daringzoey at

  2. Interesting. : )

  3. Thanks for being part of this blog hop!


  4. Happy birthday to ella

  5. I want to win! Happy Birthday!

    -Kyla Stein

  6. happy birthday to ella and thanks to you for being a part of this blog hop!:)

  7. Happy Birthday Ella!!

  8. Happy birthday to Ella! Thanks for participating in the hop.


  9. Loved the story.
    Happy Birthday Ella! Great Blog Hop.

  10. Happy Birthday! Thanks for the giveaway!

  11. I love to get Books for my birthday and then spend it reading them. Thanks for sharing Ella's wonderful day and the giveaways. evamillien at gmail dot com

    Happy Birthday, Ella. Have some delicious birthday cake.

  12. Happy Birthday Ella. thank you so much for the great giveaway.

  13. Happy Birthday Ella! Birthday celebrations are the best!

    My favorite birthday was my 40th. I went shopping with my mother then got my favorite tattoo, a garter that goes around my thigh with a Derringer tucked in.

    bournmelissa at hotmail dot com

  14. Happy birthday Ella. Great blog hop!

  15. Happy Birthday Ella!! Thanks for the blog hop!!

  16. I do believe, I mean if we are in this universe there is bound to be others right? As for knocking on my door. I am not sure what I would do. If they were nice like E.T. then I might be okay with it.


  17. Thanks for the excerpt!


  18. Thanks for being a part of the blog hop! To answer your question, yes I do believe and to quote from a a movie I like Contact - "It would be an awful waste of space if there weren't" (maybe paraphrasing a little) Happy Birthday Ella!

  19. Thanks for the giveaway hop and happy bday to Ella!
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  20. Happy Birthday to Ella!!

    Thanks for sharing your memorable birthday and for the giveaway!!

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  21. What a Happy Hop Treat... Hope Ella is having a great weekend.. thank you for doing this hop with her.. been loads of fun.

  22. Happy birthday Ella!!
    Thanks for the amazing excerpt & giveaway!
    elizabeth @ bookattict . com
    GFC: BookAttict

  23. Happy Birthday Ella!
    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!
    dixiedukegurl2 AT yahoo DOT com

  24. Thanks for the giveaway. Happy Birthday Ella.
    magic5905 at embarqmail dot com

  25. I'm curious to know if aliens exist...
    Thanks for joining the hop...

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  27. I loved the excerpt. I can't wait to find out where that particular conversation goes...

    And to answer your alien question: I believe it would be pretty arrogant to think we were the only higher life form in a space system so very expansive.

    Thanks for sharing and best wishes to Ella.

  28. Happy birthday Ella!

  29. Have a great birthday, Ella.
    Thanks for participating!

  30. It took me a few minutes to get past the cowboy up top...Thanks for that.
    Another author for me to start reading. heheh - cannot wait!
    Ella, have a fantastic birthday month and enjoy the hop!
    Thanks for inviting us all to celebrate.

  31. Wow cowboy hottie!! Happy Birthday Ella.

    I believe!!

  32. If an alien knocked on my door, I'm sure I would scream, then faint!

    Happy Birthday Ella! I hope you had a fabulous weekend!!
    Thank you for your generosity,

  33. I have chosen a winner!!! Congrats...magic5905 at embarqmail dot com