Good morning! Today we start my version of the Shopping Network! I wanted to showcase, in great detail, each of the baskets up for raffle over the next few days. Remember, the kitties and puppies are depending on me to lure you all in my web...and since I am drawing on June 28th during my marathon chat, I haven't got much time to coax you to help me.
I thought I could make each basket increasingly tempting as well. Don't get complacent. Though I have a nice start, I am still a long way off from matching the donation from last time...and even further than that from my dream of doubling it.
The basket itself is adorable, as you can see by the picture. To relist the contents:
This sizzling summer classic is perfect for the weekend griller or barbecue enthusiast. A durable barbecue apron, oven mitt, shish kebab basket, wooden skewers, corn holders to hold four corn on the cob and four sturdy bamboo paper plate holders are welcome additions for both the griller and their guest. Barbecue basting brushes, barbecue sauce and wine-aged grilling chips, will turn a casual barbecue into a gourmet feast. Chili citrus flats, mozzarella cheese swirls and more round out this assortment, packed in a large jute basket.
Below is a detailed accounting of the basket contents:
Baptista’s Mozzarella Cheese swirls. (3 oz) Cabernet and Black Pepper cheese wedge (3.75 oz), Mama Mellace’s Cinnamon Roasted Cashews (2 oz), Wood BBQ Grilling Chips (8 oz), Baptista’s Chili Citrus Flat Crisps (5 oz), Brazos Legends Stampede BBQ Sauce (12oz) Mrs. May’s Cranberry Almond Crunch (1.5 oz) Napa Valley Whole Olives (4.6 oz), Napa Valley Stone Ground Mustard (7 oz), BBQ Bamboo Paper Plate holder, BBQ Sausage Grill Basket, BBQ Cloth Apron Khaki, BBQ Plastic corn holders, BBQ Mittens, BBQ brushes, BBQ Wooden Bamboo Skewers, dark wood handled cheese knife.Now, that's just the basket. Which, btw, you can have sent anywhere in the United States. I'll even fill out the card for you if you prefer to give it as a gift. I am shipping it directly from the manufacturer of the basket and separately from what comes with it. What comes with it? Why, one red hot Fire Demon. An advance copy of NOAH!
Now I know you think that is enough, but I don't think so. Since I posted the original blog I have been working on expanding each basket in order to make it more and more tempting for you. In the case of this particular basket I got a bunch of books for ya!
I thought that besides NOAH (picture and blurb below) I would throw in a little HelenKay Dimon. She is a fellow Kensington author and just the titles of her books get me all hot and bothered!! I am going to include HARD AS NAILS and RIGHT HERE, RIGHT NOW in the basket. They aren't signed, I'm sorry to say. But HARD AS NAILS hasn't even been released yet, and won't be until June 24th, but I have it to give to you! Below you will find summaries to both books. Since these are trade size, you'd be getting 23 dollars worth of steamy pages for the price of a 3 dollar ticket! Not to mention all the other goodies in the basket. Oh an hey, I'll even toss in a limited edition deck of red NIGHTWALKER playing cards :). They look like THIS:
Now tell me those don't look hot!
Teasers of books in BBQ basket:
The Nightwalkers have lived in the shadows of our world for centuries, gifted with abilities few humans can comprehend. For Noah, duty is all-until he meets the woman who is his destiny.
She Will Take Him
Beyond His Wildest Dreams.
As Demon King, Noah is dedicated to protecting his kind from their human and Nightwalker enemies. Yet for six months he has struggled with vivid dreams that threaten his very sanity. Every night he's tormented by images of a woman both achingly real and tantalizingly beyond his grasp. And his bone-deep need leaves him no choice but to force her to leave the life she's known and enter a world beyond her imagining.
Every day, Kestra risks her life in perilous missions that veer just shy of the law, but she instinctively knows that the imposingly sensual figure before her is a danger unlike any she's ever faced. Kestra has sworn never to trust or need another man, but Noah's lightest touch scorches her with fevered desire, branding her as his mate, blinding them both to the terrifying truth. For within the ranks of their own people lies an adversary growing in number and power. And nothing and no one will be safe again.
Desire awakens at night.
What's better than a man who's good with his hands? Try a trio of hard-bodied hunks who'll be happy to flip your house, your heart...and anything else you have in mind...
This Old House
Architect Cole Carruthers's mission is simple-visit his company's latest rehab project and cajole the sweet old lady who once owned it into vacating the premises. But the sultry, sledge-hammer-wielding woman he finds is far from old, nor particularly sweet. For reasons she won't reveal, Aubrey Matheson refuses to leave the house she claims is her birthright. As far as Cole's concerned, there's only one thing to do with this squatter: hunker down with her and discover every single one of her sexy secrets...
All About Adam
The last meeting tough-as-nails Becky Carter took with sharp-witted, wicked sexy lawyer and
real estate rehabber Adam Thomas culminated in a scorching-hot game of kiss-and-run. Becky was the one running, and she's regretted it ever since. Now Adam's back to do some actual business...or so he says. If Becky has her way, this weekend of negotiation will speed from boardroom to bedroom-and stay there...
Man at the Door
After finding herself famous for all the wrong reasons, artist Erin McHugh just wants to fix up her house, open her art studio, and settle down out of the spotlight. Then job foreman Ray Hammond walks through her door and Erin recognizes broad-shouldered trouble. Hot, young, and always in the news, Ray is everything Erin wanted to avoid. The challenge is how to resist a guy who can build anything, fix anything-and make Erin feel everything...
IT'S NOT YOU, IT'S ME.
For Gabby Pearson, being dumped in public before the dessert course has to be the lowest of the low-especially when it's the old, "It's not you, it's me" speech. Honestly, how about something original— "I have five minutes to live" (very possible); "It's not you, it's the voices in my head" (thanks for the warning); or "I am such a powerful sexual being I could put you into a coma with one kiss" (wishful thinking). Not that Gabby would ever know since Reed Larkin never bothered to take her to bed. Why does a girl bother (to shave)? The only thing left to do is offer the guy a goodbye-forever drink.on his head.
IT'S ME WANTING YOU COMPLETELY.
Damn. Reed did his job-he walked away from Gabby rather than drag her into his unstable life and danger. Now he's wearing her full glass of wine instead of throwing her onto his sheets. It doesn't help that the woman is smart as hell and could stop a man's breath with that wide smile and those shapely curves. Gabby has it all, and Reed wants every inch of her. And now the joke's on him, because new intel says Gabby has just become his assignment— He has one day to win her back, get information from her she may not know she has, and somehow protect her at the same time.
RIGHT HERE, RIGHT NOW. PROBLEM?
The stakes are high. The odds are impossible. And the mutual attraction is as hot and strong as Gabby's anger. And Reed can only hope his next speech-"It's you, baby, it's definitely you."—will be the start of something wild, something crazy, something dangerous, something wonderful.
Well there you go! There's only six days left to buy tickets for this basket and all the others. Please step up and help me hand over a nice fat check to ACN. I am almost a third of the way to my goal. I will continue to list each prize the next few days in detail and I will continue to add massive extras just to tempt you!
I also want to give a quick run down on how easy paypal is. You got to your account (or create one), click on SEND MONEY then enter email@example.com in the receiver's part of the form! Voila. Done!Look forward to hearing from you!
Hugs and Kitties