Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Release Day! Giveaway of River of Need by Shayla Kersten

Today is a happy day for me, because one of my favorite authors, Shayla Kersten, has a new book released! And she’s giving away a copy of it to one of my readers!

It’s another installment in her Tennessee Cops series: River of Need.

All books in this series can be read as standalones, although you wouldn’t want to miss out on the other books, especially since the heroes make reappearances in their co-heroes’ stories.

Here’s the backblurb of River of Need:

Two years after their breakup, Detective Kyle Shelton didn’t expect to see his lying, cheating, closeted ex. Especially not behind bars for prostitution. Bailing him out is one of the stupidest things Kyle has done in a while. Although letting his ex back in his bed probably ranks higher on the dumbass scale.
Dustin Eldridge’s lying about his sexual preferences has left him with nothing. Literally. He’s lost his home, his family, his job and, worse, he’s lost Kyle. On the streets, with no one to turn to, he’s resorted to selling his body to survive. Then Kyle—of all people—comes to his rescue. Dustin can’t fix the past but maybe there’s hope for a future.
Unless Kyle really believes Dustin added serial killer to his resume along with hooker.

Note: For maximum reader enjoyment, we suggest also reading Hidden Force (Tony and Ryan) and Hidden Hands (David March) where these secondary characters were heroes.

If you’re curious about what I love so much about Ms Kersten’s work you can read my fan letter to her here.

One of the reasons is that she always writes wonderful characters, that I can feel connected with. The way she shows a snippet from their lives, makes you understand them completely. She effortlessly lets you slip inside her heroes’ head, like in this short sneak peek:

When the bathroom door clicked closed, Kyle set the can of soup down then gripped the edge of the counter with both hands. How had he managed to get himself in this mess? “Oh yeah. I’m a fucking idiot.” And still in love with the asshole. “There’s that too.” And now he was talking to himself.

Kyle ducked into the laundry room. Dustin’s clothes were already in the washer. A trashcan stood next to the machine. Temptation almost got the better of him. Throwing everything away would be easier than trying to wash them.

Then what would he do with a naked Dustin?

His pain-in-the-ass mind flashed back to all kinds of things he’d done with Dustin. To Dustin. His body responded with a surge of desire. His dick roused with interest and hardened.

“No.” He hadn’t brought Dustin here to renew their relationship. Or even for revenge sex or to gloat, although the idea raised its ugly head. He really wanted to help him out. Give him a chance to get back on his feet. Which wouldn’t happen with a single shower and one night in a clean bed.

How long was he planning to host his ex? Pushing his thoughts to the back of his mind, he concentrated on what to do right now and let the future wait until at least tomorrow. Feeding him was a good place to start.

Does that pique your interest? Now is your chance to win this novella! :)



Shayla Kersten has generously offered an ebook copy of River of Need to give away. All you have to do is leave a comment on this post for a chance to win. I much appreciate it when you follow my blog (via Google connect in my sidebar), but I leave that up to you. :)

This giveaway is open to everyone, I will announce the winner on Monday, November 1, so be sure to leave your comment before that and don’t forget to check back then or leave a way for me to contact you in your comment or profile.

Good luck to you all!


Shayla Kersten’s website | weblog | on Goodreads | on Twitter | on Facebook

Buy River of Need here
Read an excerpt of River in Need here


Running and Upcoming Giveaways:

Tuesday: Fearless Desire by Stacey Espino
Wednesday: River of Need by Shayla Kersten
Thursday: Beyond Eden by Kele Moon
Friday: Dudleytown by L.B. Gregg

All giveaways run until next Monday, when I’ll announce the four winners.


  1. Nice snippet! I am going to include your contest in my crazy contest sentence tomorrow. But don't enter me. I'm holding out for Beyond Eden.


  2. I enjoyed her other Tennessee Cops books, so I'd love to have this one!

    wrenboo (at) gmail (dot) com

  3. New to me author :) Nice excerpt. Hope you're both having a great day.

  4. Still not entering, but happy release day to Shayla :)

  5. A year ago I landed on your blog where I heard you rve about this author and it hasn't diminished in any way, shape or form. I sadly still have to get acquainted with this author and the snipped...oh yeah, it intrigues!!!

  6. The author is new to me, but the excerpt sounded promising, and I would love to read it.

    liqmira (at) hotmail (dot) com

  7. I love her writing! I am so up for this one. :)


  8. (not entering)

    Shayla Kersten's book are amazing. I always love reading them and it's a good give-away book!

    Good luck everyone!

  9. Count me in, please! I love Shayla Kersten.

    Janna, I hope you're having a fabulous week!

  10. I haven't read any of Shayla's books so I've found a new author.

    forwhlz at gmail dot com

  11. Love her! Helping Hand is one of my all-time faves!

  12. Great snippet that totally has me intrigued by this book. Interesting way to reconnect with his ex that's for sure.

    joderjo402 AT gmail DOT com

  13. Your books are the best. Congrats in your new one.


  14. I've really enjoyed reading her books. Count me in please. Thanks! :)

  15. Hmmm. I do like the sound of that snippet!

    And I'm embarrassed to say I'm not sure about the whole following thing (after being online for over a year), but I'll give it a go :)

  16. Huge fan of Shayla's stories and love this series, so please count me in.

    caity_mack at yahoo dot com


  17. Thanks for the giveaway!
    Please enter me.

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