Black Friday Book Bonanza Blog Hop


Black Friday. This is another word for madness. I know a lot of people who enjoy the crowds, the sales, the shopping. I’m not one of them. I’d much rather stay in my safe, uncluttered home and watch the dozens of reports on crazy shoppers as the Noon news airs. Due to the wonderful advancement of the internet, there are a ton of places that allow shoppers to take advantage of Black Friday from the safety of their own homes. This, I might participate in. I especially love the book sales. I’m an avid reader. Guess that comes with the package of being a writer.

When I see a book on sale, I can’t resist hitting the buy button. For this reason, I’ve listed my self-published paranormal romance book Heart Over Mind for the low sale price of 99 cents, until December 1st. If you miss out on this opportunity, the price will go back up to $3.99, unless you buy the direct Kindle version, which is available for $2.99. I don’t believe in making readers pay an arm and leg for a book. Times are tough right now. No one knows that more than me. I have three kids and haven’t even started shopping yet!

Yes, I am a procrastinator. I am well aware of this. For the purpose of this blog hop, I will be giving away a free copy of Heart Over Mind to one lucky commenter. All you have to do is follow the simple rules below. Stay safe during the sales holiday and Merry Christmas!

  1. Follow my blog.
  2. Go to my fan page and hit like.
  3. Post a comment below, ANSWERING the question(it’s written below) and don’t forget to leave your email address. Anyone who doesn’t leave their contact info will be disqualified from the contest.

I will choose a winner using no later than Monday, November 28th.

 Now for the question: Do you enjoy Black Friday sales? What’s one thing that could get you to risk the crowds?

Be sure to check out the other bloggers participating in this hop by going here. Visit the hosts of this tour by clicking on the banners below and thank them for putting it together.

Heart Over Mind:

A Life Changed Forever
Nala Arpaia, psychiatrist, lives a boring, routine life…until her knight in tight blue jeans comes to whisk her off to a family castle full of fabled creatures. It’s like something out of a book, all the way down to the life or death situation she finds herself in. As the last member of the most powerful blood line to ever exist, Nala is now the final mark of Broncestan Milivak, who’s goal is world domination.
Nala has to master her powers if she wants to save the free world. All she really wants…is her protector Gabriel.

Stubborn to the Core
Gabriel Ricardo’s job as head Graida, a magical bodyguard, is his life. He eats, breaths and sleeps work. When his boss, head Elder Elam Korbin gives Gabriel the task of retrieving his niece, Nala, Gabriel’s all business. Until, he meets the psychiatrist. Things go down hill from there. This case isn’t like any other. Illusions, magic, and attempted kidnap he can handle. The presence of the strong, and irresistible attraction he feels for the doctor he can’t. As things get dangerous, Gabriel has to force his mind to focus on the case, and not the lust burning him alive.

Unable to Resist…
As Broncestan’s attacks get stronger, and more dangerous, Nala finds it more important than ever to experience the kind of relationship she’d always wanted, but never had. Seeing Nala suffer at the hands of a power-hungry Damned soul, Gabriel realizes keeping his distance isn’t working. Soon, they give in to the passion and proclaim their love. Just when things are supposed to work out, things hit rock bottom again.

Their Future Looms in the Balance… Will they ever be able to defeat Broncestan and enjoy a relationship together or are they doomed to live their lives alone and miserable?

EXCERPT: 18+ Only

The night was cool and clear, and the moon shone bright, surrounded by millions of stars. Nala walked along a riverbank, the dirt soft and cold beneath her bare feet. She was looking for someone. Through the hanging limbs of a weeping willow tree, and over a fallen log. Then, in the darkness, she made out the silhouette of a man. He stood with his back to her, naked. Just like her. She gasped as she looked down at her own exposed body. She felt unaffected. She kept moving towards the mystery man, her hand outstretched.

Her fingers brushed his tan, muscular shoulder and his body tightened. Then he turned around. He was such a handsome man; the most beautiful she had ever seen. Muscles corded his thick arms and jagged scars crisscrossed his left bicep and right forearm. Puckered white marks from what looked like bullet holes dotted his chest and stomach. There were dozens of other scars along his ribs, knees, thighs, and even one on his foot. Nala spent time studying each of them, using her fingers and then her tongue. Each flick seemed to push the man a little further into arousal.

His hand shoved into her thick, dark hair and jerked her head up. She watched, dazed, as his mouth began to lower towards hers. It seemed to take an eternity. Just as she thought she would die of deprivation, his firm lips covered hers. His tongue thrust past her lips, into the moist cavern of her mouth as his hands began an intimate search of her body. He stroked her in places she had never expected to be touched. Her breasts ached as he caressed them, his thumbs flicking over her hardened nipples. As his fingers dipped towards her throbbing center, she arched towards him.

He burrowed through the curls concealing her womanhood. Moving with slow purpose, he slipped a finger inside her wet, throbbing center. Waves of heat curled throughout her body as he thrust with alternating pace. Her breath caught as an unfamiliar feeling took over her body. Muscles clenched around the man’s finger as spasms took her away to a place of ecstasy. Nala clung to him as her body spiraled out of control. When she came back to earth, he was watching her, desire burning in his eyes. He reached for her hand and guided it down his stomach to his rigid male member.

Nala gasped at the size and hardness of it. Going by instinct alone, she began to slide her hand up and down. His eyes glazed over and his head went back on a groan. She increased her pace and smiled when he began to squeeze her arms. The faster she went, the tighter his grip became. He began to pant and then he stiffened up. “Oh Nala. I’m about to cum.”

Her hand kept working up and down his long, thick shaft as he began to get his release. “Do it Gabriel. I want you to.”






Sara Trimble is new to the world of publishing, though not to writing. She has one published novel, two in the final revisions and a stack of stories ready to work on. She’s also venturing out of her comfort zone of Romance to work on a new suspense novel, she hopes to have done by December 1st. When she isn’t writing, Sara spends her time with her three children, wonderful fiance Justyn, spending time with friends, and just enjoying life. You can find her at her website, follow her blog at, Tweet her at, or Facebook at Don’t forget to check out the new movie trailer for her debut paranormal romance, Heart Over Mind.


One Comment

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    Kathryn Anne Merkel says:

    Since I’m always working Black Friday at my families business, I am never tempted to venture out into the craziness. I’ve got a girlfriend who goes every year & her horror stories are enough to make me happy I always have to work & don’t have to make up an excuse not to join her at the butt crack of dawn.

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