Friday, January 4, 2013


TWO YEARS!!! Secret Cravings Publishing is celebrating the second anniversary with a "Cruise". Participating SCP authors are sailing into a port on a world cruise and YOU have to have to answer/match the authors to their Port of Call and then send via email (  to be eligible for the Grand Prizes (see below). 

I love to cruise and generally travel. I've been on cruises to the Caribbean and Bahamas several times, Alaska and the most enjoyable was to Greece and several islands. That was the most wonderful trip and would do it again! So in celebration of this "cruise" giveaway, I'll be running my own contest/prize and it's easy-peasy to play. I'll be giving away a $5 Gift Certificate to SCP if you follow me RWBC (here), Twitter, Facebook, or any of my other social networking sites. The links to follow are on the left or right columns with icons. I'm not choosey which you follow, :>)  If you're already following me, just tell me in the comments below and you're still entered! I'm participating in several blog hop giveaways for 2013 and I want to make sure you'll be notified if you want to participate. Leave any comments and your email address below.

Grand Prize- iPad2
First place- Kindle Fire
Second Place- $50 SCP gc
Third place- $25 SCP gc

Link back to SCP blog for other participants: 


A Life Lived in the Past, A Present Life Lived in a Lie, One Woman in Love With Two Men, A Destiny Echoed for Eternity

What if, all your life you have lived a lie? 
Your best friends know the truth but don’t tell you. Your grandparents are really strangers and not relatives. 
Your new boyfriend is part of a secret society and to top everything off, you are convinced you are the reincarnation of an ancient goddess of the lost land of Aladalia.

Take a journey starting from the distant past to present day—New York and Paris, to an archaeological dig site in Egypt, and to Surrey, U.K. Layla McKenna discovers a life lived before and accepts her destiny to live with two men who intertwine their lives that echo in eternity.

ADULT EXCERPT: (Set-up -- Layla and Jake are in the sauna of the hotel they're staying in Cairo, Egypt, after their gym workout.)

Jake gently kissed and caressed her neck, licking and flicking his tongue from the back of her earlobe down to the hollow of her shoulders. She smelled the manly sweat from his workout and felt the morning stubble of his beard. Being early morning, she thought he probably was the type who didn’t shave until after his workout and shower. Prickly against her skin, she didn’t mind the sensation. The sensuality of the moment took away the discomfort.

Jake opened the towel across her body. He gently laid her down on her back. As she lay naked before him, one leg dangled over the edge of the lower bench and the other leg bent at her knee, leaning against the upper bench. He knelt down close and again urged her to keep her eyes closed. His hands gently moved down her arms to rest along the sides of her achingly swollen breasts, cupping them in the palms of his hands. He tugged at her nipples, nudging them to hard, throbbing peaks of red with the hot wet tip of his tongue.

A gasp released between her heavy breathing as the heat from his titillations began to build to a flaming inferno throughout her body.

His tongue traced a path between the cleft of her breasts down her belly to the navel. She took in a deep breath. He drank the small amount of moisture which pooled in her navel, a sensation she never experienced before—erotic and provocative. The hot steam, mixed with her perspiration tickled the sensitive skin. She put her hands on his shoulders and shifted position by lifting and parting her legs. She ached for him and wanted him to see every part of her womanhood, desperately wanted to savor every inch of pleasure he had to offer.

MY LOCATION: Where did this scene take place (The City and Country)? *Hint* Land of Pharoahs, Pyramids and Mummies. 

Good Luck and thanks for stopping by!

Cynthia Arsuaga


  1. pyramids, sounds fun! haha! I will keep it a secret!
    I'm following via google.

    1. Thanks for cruising into my port of call, Rhonda. And thank you for following.

  2. I would love to see the Pyramids.

    1. Thanks for checking out my port of call, Karen. Good Luck!

  3. Hot excerpt! I also want to go to Cairo, Egypt. I follow your blog on GFC and on google reader.

    1. Yes, all of Egypt is on my wish list. Thanks for the follows, Amy.

  4. Great excerpt. I'd love to visit Cairo. Another place for growing list of places where I'd love to travel


    1. Thanks Lisa. Egypt, Australia, Hawaii, and more for me too! Thanks for stopping by and good luck.

  5. Cairo Egypt-- what a good choice, Cynthia! Best of luck with Echoes in Eternity.

  6. I would also love to go to Cairo and see the pyramids! And 'Echoes' sounds like a must-read:)

  7. Yummy excerpt. And I love the name of the novel.

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  8. I would so love to go to Cairo.


    Dawna N.


  9. steamy excerpt...I'll check this book out!
    I follow by email.

  10. The pyramids would be interesting to see.

    I followed you on Twitter. My name there is @penumbrareads


  11. I've always been interested in pyramids. It's the whole tunnel and treasures thing.
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  12. I would love to visit Cairo Egypt. Cant wait to read this book.

  13. It would be so interesting to visit the pyramids. Book sounds really good, putting it on my to buy list.
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  14. Land of pyramids sounds very interesting and hot...


  15. Ok your book is going on my tbr list. I can't wait to read it. You sparked my interest.

  16. Another great place I'd love to visit!


  17. That would be such a cool place to visit.

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  18. A place i'd love to visit :)

    I follow on Facebook


  19. Happy Cruising!! This is a great trip and I am def going to check this book out! Happy Anniversary Secret Cravings!!
    I followed on twitter @grapeapril75

  20. Hi! Happy Anniversary and Happy New Years! Ive always wanted to go to Ireland. That would be my dream! Thanks for the awesome hop and all the giveaways! This is so fun! Thank you!! Have a great day! Best wishes and many blessings to you!


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