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Let's Celebrate with Tracy Sumner with Giveaways!

Let's celebrate with Tracy Sumner and her new releases Tides Of Passion and Tides Of Love!

Tracy’s story telling career began when she picked up a copy of LaVyrle Spencer’s Vows on a college beach trip. A journalism degree and a thousand romance novels later, she decided to try her hand at writing a southern version of the perfect love story. With a great deal of luck and more than a bit of perseverance, she sold her first novel to Kensington Publishing.

When not writing sensual stories featuring complex characters and lush settings, Tracy can be found reading romance, snowboarding, watching college football and figuring out how she can get to 100 countries before she kicks (which is a more difficult endeavor than it used to be with her four-year-old son in tow). She lives in Charlotte, NC, but after spending a few years in “the city”, considers herself a New Yorker at heart.

Tracy has been awarded the National Reader’s Choice, the Write Touch and the Beacon – with finalist nominations in the HOLT Medallion, Heart of Romance, Rising Stars and Reader’s Choice. Her books have been translated into German, Dutch, Portuguese and Spanish. She loves hearing from readers about why she tends to pit her hero and heroine against each other and that great novel she simply must order in five seconds on her Kindle.


Twitter: @SumnerTracy

Let's see what Tracy says....

I’m the chick who loved the smartest boy in class. Glasses and a stunned look on his face, remember him? The brainiac.
The brainiac who turns out to be the hottest guy at your ten-year high school reunion.
What is it that we love about the sexy nerd?
Perhaps we like the fact that there is often angst beneath the calm. I like diving into the thought processes of the intelligent hero and understanding how deep thinking changes the way he interacts with the heroine. And what a surprise when these men turn out to be as wicked as their Alpha counterparts!
Noah Garrett, the hero of TIDES OF LOVE, is a sexy nerd all the way. A marine biologist and lover of restrained decision-making and practical information, he is thrown off his feet by the passion he experiences with Elle Beaumont, the woman who has adored him since they were children. I loved that he was fascinated with her – and fascinated by his reaction to her. She is the first unpredictable part of his life, the one thing he cannot control.
We don’t read too many romance novels about marine biologists in 1898! I though it was about time we did! This hero is my type, all the way. J
Happy reading. Please let me know if the sexy nerd if your type, too!

Excerpt:
Tell him yes. What better way to show Noah Garrett you haven't been pining after him for ten years? "I was terribly distraught. The entire situation nearly broke my heart. I looked so forward to being Mrs. Magnus Leland." Her voice cracked hard on the last word.

The muscles in his shoulders tensed; he shoved to his feet. "You're a terrible liar, Elle. Truly dreadful. Scares me to think you would waste a chance at marriage because of a silly"—he nudged the coach house door open with his elbow and ducked through the entrance—"infatuation when we were children."

She slapped the door wide when he would have shut it in her face. "Why you arrogant, boorish—" Her words caught in her throat.

Stacks of books covered every surface. The desk, the leather chair and ottoman, the faded settee that had once been dark magenta.

Cautiously, she strolled to the desk. She hadn't seen this many books since the long nights spent in the university library. She recalled rows and rows of chestnut shelves, covert laughter, and the smell of dust. The thrill of learning, of taking control of her life for the first time; sadly, the only time. Burying the burst of longing, she hefted a leather-bound volume as thick as her wrist. "Depths of the Sea," she read and fingered the gold tassel marking the page. "This is magnificent, Noah." She turned the vellum slowly. "You know, I had an interest in biology once, but that, well, that was a long time ago." She shook her head, denying the impulse to tell him.

Why would Noah care about her dream of finishing university?

"They're books for the laboratory, mostly. The others are for research." Elle felt the heat of his body before she smelled him. A rush of warmth, then the tantalizing scent of sea and man. His arm circled her waist as he lifted the book from her hand. He brushed his finger across the mark Magnus's cheek had left on her palm.
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Comment for a chance to win a copy of TIDES OF PASSION and TIDES OF LOVE!  Also, everyone who signs up on my website for future communications will be entered in an early 2012 KINDLE draw! Good luck! 

For further stops in this celebration tour, please check the Author Page.



29 comments:

  1. Hi Tracy. Congrats on your new release. School reunions are certainly very interesting.

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  2. Tracy is quite the authorial force, look at all those awards! Congrats on the new release. :)

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  3. Hi Shelley and Lydia!

    Thanks for coming along to read about Tracy!

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  4. These books sound awesome - sexy nerds are a good choice! :)

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  5. Nice to meet Tracy and learn about her writing journey. Congrats on the new release.

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  6. Yay Tracy! Congrads on your new release. It sounds wonderful. Pitting hero against heroine. Awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And a journalism degree to boot. *waving*

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  7. Oh Tides of Passion sounds wonderful. I'm impressed by all the awards Tracy has received too.

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  8. It`s always interesting to learn something new, especially from the realm of literature. Congratulations on your new release!

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  9. Ooh la la, sexy nerd - hell yes! They're definitely a lot more interesting to talk to. And um, yes wicked...

    Love the sound of your books and congrats on your awards!

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  10. I love the sound of these books - would love to read them both.

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  11. Ooh! 1898! A Sexy nerd! This sounds like a helluva read.

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  12. I think a sexy nerd can definitely give a bad boy a run for their money. They are reliable, intelligent and loyal =) Tracy has some wonderful sounding relases. Congratulations.

    Cambonified(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  13. Congratulations to Tracy! Your covers are steamy!

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  14. This sounds like a great book - congrats to Tracy! And I'm so excited about winning the SECRETS OF THE KNIGHT giveaway - thank you!

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  15. Congrats on your new release!! It sounds great!

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  16. Thanks, everyone! I love the TIDES series books! And feel very close to them. Especially Noah, in Tides of Love. He is literally my perfect man. Though Zach was pretty sexy -- and I really felt like I knew him well when I wrote the novel. I always tend to think in terms of the hero and almost more from his point of view.

    :)

    Tracy

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  17. I love the sexy nerd, too! And a reader recently commented on the second chance scenario. Where the characters get a second chance with each other. Something I had not thought about, though I also wrote the second chance in the holiday novella (To Desire a Scoundrel), too. Like Stephen King says in On Writing, writers return to certain themes over and over, without even thinking about it!

    Tracy

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  18. Hi Tracy!

    Congrats on the new release. I liked the brainy guy, too. :)

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  19. Thanks for all the lovely comments. This was my favorite book of all I have written.

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  20. Very cool! Tracy's books sound awesome, and yep. I was a sucker for the nerds, too. Lucky for me, I landed a hot one. LOL! :D Great story of your "writer's journey." Thanks for sharing, guys! :o) <3

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  21. You won me over with "sexy nerd." It was wonderful getting to know Tracy and her writing.

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  22. Thanks for reading! Not sure why my sign-on info looks so odd. Damn Gmail! Anyway, thanks for stopping by and commenting. Catch me at tracysumner.com any time!

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  23. Congratulations on the new release! I do have a soft spot for the smart guy, and I'm lucky mine happens to be handsome as well. The other are all very well, but the bad boy never shows up when he says he will, and a big, buff beauty tends to get lost in longer conversations!

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  24. Hi Friends!

    Thank you all for coming along to celebrate with Tracy!

    We'll announce the winners soon...

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  25. So true! It's the nerds that are the real catch!

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  26. Thanks, everyone. I'm thinking of another sexy nerd for an anthology that is due in April. The theme is spring -- so thinking wedding. And two people who have not seen each other in years. The sexy nerd grows into the sexy man! Like Patrick Dempsey. Check out pics of him from the 80s -- and now! I actually liked him a lot back then, too, to date myself. But, man, did he grow up well!

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  27. Winners for copies of TIDES OF LOVE and TIDES OF PASSION!

    Please contact me via my website. www.tracysumner.com

    Na and Deniz Bevan!

    Happy reading!

    Tracy Sumner

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