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The Commander and the Den Asaan Rautu Giveaway!!!

Saturday, July 23, 2011
You can thank the author, Michella Franklin, for her generosity in providing you with this giveaway!

Here is an excerpt:

Night came and they each went to their quarters. There was
reluctance on both sides to separate when the remainder of the evening
could be spent in more pleasurable manners, but discretion got the
better of them. They came to their doors, but would not enter. They
gave one another one last hesitating look before resolving to settle in
for the night, but there would be only restlessness and a wondering of
what the other was doing.
Once, however, the giant had almost yielded to their parting looks.
She had made a remark of how cold the particular evening was. She,
delighting in the cold, had declared the giant must be freezing in his
quarters and could use her as a warming object. She had laughed, he
did not. He responded with docile glances. His sensibilities had been
roused and they would not be suppressed as long as she stood in the
entranceway of her room. He made silent pleas for her to go inside
and close the door, but he struggled with his notions in vain. She had
approached him, was smiling at him, was evening touching his arm.
He watched her finger trace the outlines of his enormous arms and
his breath became full. This was too much, it could not be borne for
long. The manner in which she smiled and the readiness she exhibited
in resigning herself to him was a temptation he could not endure. She
began to speak, but he silenced her, suddenly pressing her against the
wall of the hold with his immense body. She had stirred him with her
forwardness and now she would feel the truth in what she had done.
He clamped his hand around her large breast and invaded her mouth
with his tongue. She complied with his insistent conquest and tugged
on his hair to pull him close. She moaned as he crushed her breast in
his mighty palm and responded with eager motions of her own. Her
hands wandered below and before she could undo the fastening of his
war kilt, the giant excused himself and removed himself from her. He
bid her a goodnight, he must train, he must go, he must do something,
he must distract himself from such pleasurable endeavors. He would
be home soon, he would not be allowed this, and to torment himself
with the suggestion that he might be able to keep her was enough to
force him elsewhere. He went to the lower deck and sat in mediation,
hoping that murmuring the scriptures of his people would succeed in
quelling his agitation, but he was mistaken. He had enough relief to
feel in returning to the islands and here was a fresh disturbance to ruin
his composure. He began to wonder if inviting her was poor judgment
on his part. It had been a selfish invitation, one that would assuage one
distress, but give birth to another. Since the war, his inherent rage was
never in peril of surfacing without the object of battle before him, but
this aggravation of mind had disquieted him. The imprint of her heavy
breast remained in his hand. He touched his palm to absorb the warm
remains and caught the fragrance of her skin when lifting his hand
to his cheek. He sighed in disdain, angry at himself for forfeiting his
unaffected composure. This new vulnerability was a sensation he did
not enjoy, but he wondered if it was a worthy trade in exchange for the
woman to whom he was becoming bound.

My review can be found on the right hand side of my blog. 

How to Enter?  Just become, or say that you already are, a GFC follower and leave a comment as well as your email address for a chance to win a pdf copy of this wonderful novel.  This contest is international and will end on August 3rd. 


  1. The Commander and the Den Asaan Rautu I wanted to read a while back! Oh, I so want to read this.

    New GCF follower:Cassandra Hernandez

    Thanks Michella and thanks Krystal love your Luminous background it's on my TBR list!
    Book & Movie Depository

  1. Anonymous said...:

    Hi Krystal! Fantastic giveaway. I Tweeted, Google Buzzed, and posted it to GMTA's Facebook as well!

    Kitty Bullard/

  1. Gigi said...:

    GFC follower: Gisele Alvarado
    Thank you for the giveaway! ^^


  1. Anonymous said...:

    I would love to win this!!! Thank you! dakotagirl16@hotmailDOTcom

  1. Anonymous said...:

    Sounds like a great book, please enter