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NO LIMITS giveaway!

How would you like to win a signed copy of the just-released-today latest installment in Alison Kent’s sizzling SG-5 series?

The Heat is On . . .

Simon Baptiste’s latest SG-5 mission just went south in a major way. With his career on ice for awhile, it seems like a good time to take care of some business back home in Louisiana. Simon knows it ain’t going to be pretty. He’s got some old enemies in Bayou Allain who won’t exactly roll out the red carpet. But Simon’s first night back is more than he bargained for. Not only has the homestead gone to hell in a hand basket, but there’s a half-naked woman hiding inside it—a woman whose face Simon knows all too well. It’s Michelina Ferrer, the sultry spokesmodel for her family’s Ferrer fragrance empire—and Simon’s been staring at her picture on a billboard outside his Manhattan apartment for weeks…

And It’s Only Getting Hotter . . .

Micky Ferrer came down to Bayou Allain looking for her old college friend, only to discover that Lisa Landry has been missing for days. As soon as Micky starts asking questions around town, someone runs her car off the road. She’s hiding out in the old Baptiste place when Simon shows up—and he’s the hottest thing she’s laid eyes on since she got to town. Simon agrees that something strange is going on and that Lisa’s disappearance may be tied to it. As he and Micky search for answers, the sweltering heat makes it hard to keep their heads straight or their hands off each other…even as they unravel the small-town secrets that some people are willing to kill for…

I’m giving away TWO signed copies right here! How can you be entered to win? Find out after the excerpt (which is after the jump)!

Excerpt from NO LIMITS by Alison Kent—

Micky hadn’t been able to hear everything from the second story window at the back of the house, though she’d given her best effort to eavesdropping. She didn’t move after hearing Simon come in, waiting to see if he was going to seek her out or if he would take out his frustrations by pounding on the porch some more with his hammer.

She had no intention of hiding her snoopy nature, or denying her curiosity. In fact, if he did come looking for her, she planned to bombard him with questions about what was going on between him and his cousin. But only another minute or two passed before the kitchen door slammed on his exit and on all her answers.

She wasn’t patient enough to let him work things out the way men seemed prone to do. If she expected him to tell her the raw truth rather than giving her the rational explanation he reached after time alone in his man cave, she had to get to him before he’d put the incident away.

She scrambled down the stairs, dashed through the kitchen, and pushed open the door to the porch. Once outside, she heard the sound of running water. She followed the noise toward the storage shed that sat near the tree line at the edge of the clearing. On the far side of that structure and hidden from view was where she found Simon.


At least she assumed he was naked since he was standing under the spray of a shower. An outdoor shower. Naked. Water raining down. She suddenly couldn’t remember why she’d come looking for him; she was too busy looking at him.

He had his eyes closed, his head turned up to the downpour, his hands slicking his dark hair away from his face. She could see the thick tufts of hair in his armpits, the wet mat of hair in the center of his chest, his spiky lashes like spider legs against his cheeks.

The enclosure’s wooden fence stopped her from seeing anything below his first few ribs, though his legs were visible from the knees down, and his feet large enough to tempt her to open the gate for a peek at all the good stuff between.

“What do you want?” he asked.

She had no idea how she had give herself away – unless he could hear her heart racing, or feel the tingle in the well of her stomach, the suffocating belt of lust squeezing the air from her chest.

“What happened with your cousin?” she came up with as she climbed onto the stump of a long-ago felled tree to sit.

“He left.”

“I saw that much.”

“You didn’t hear the rest?”

Damn him. “Only bits and pieces. Not enough to answer all my questions.”

“He won’t be coming around here again. That’s the only answer you need.”

That’s what he thought. “You’re not going to tell me about the money you gave him?”

“No,” he said, sputtering water.

“You’re not going to mend your broken fences?”

“I didn’t bring enough tools.”

“I’m not talking about property fences.”

“Neither am I.”

Apparently he wasn’t into sharing his feelings. Or thinking confession good for the soul. “Did he take all the beer?”

“Every last bottle.”

“And you didn’t tell me you had an outdoor shower why?”

That was when he looked at her. When he finally stopped being an island unto himself and let her see how much he wanted her and was struggling to keep her at bay.

She hadn’t known a man’s eyes could steal her breath from her body. That one could look at her could grind everything she thought she knew about herself to dust. That desire could come alive and exist on its own, a being more powerful than she had ever pretended to be.

“Why do you think?” was what he finally said when she’d expected him to invite her inside.

He didn’t want to make the first move. She’d never known a man who cared if she was ready, who’d asked himself if seduction was what she wanted. She’d known this man less than two days and had stopped counting the ways he’d surprised her. All she knew was that she was as comfortable with him as if she and not her one-dimensional self had been engaging him in conversation since the billboard had gone up.

“Because the woman you thought I was wouldn’t care? But the woman I am wants nothing more than to strip to her skin and join you?”

He looked away, a visible tic in his jaw, another in his temple, his throat flexing as he swallowed his response. And then he gave up the fight, swearing to himself but loudly enough that she could hear when he came to get her. He pushed open the enclosure’s gate, stalked toward her bare and dripping, grabbed her by the wrist and hauled her fully clothed with him into the small space and the spray.

It was the most caveman thing she’d ever experienced, a more intoxicating staking of a claim than any she’d ever imagined – and she had imagined plenty, but nothing like this . . . his hands holding her face, his fingers sliding into her hair, his wrists pressed to her temples as his mouth came down on hers.

How can you win a signed copy? Simply go to Alison’s Smithson Group page (link will open in a new window to make it easier) and choose your favorite of the SG-5 covers. Then come back here and tell us in the comments which you liked best. I’ll randomly draw TWO winners from the comments at noon (EDT) on Thursday.

Good luck and go check out those delicious covers!

32 comments to “NO LIMITS giveaway!”

  1. Pearl
      · April 28th, 2009 at 9:44 am · Link

    Definitely NO LIMITS…the shirt, the stubble and those eyes….

    (okay gone to get something to wipe the drool of my keyboard)


  2. Yvonne Murray
      · April 28th, 2009 at 10:19 am · Link

    Two covers caught my eye:
    “Beyond a Shadow” and “Deep Breath”. After looking at the covers and titles, I decided that the “Deep Breath” cover best fits the title. The woman in the embrace has her head back and her mouth slightly open. I have experienced that same position many times thru the years. That is either the absence of breath after a soul desstroying kiss or the toe-deep breath taken after the most mind-stealing of kisses.

  3. Lisa Ferris
      · April 28th, 2009 at 10:33 am · Link

    Oh, no question. It is No Limits. And if he looked at me like that, there would definitely be No Limits…

  4. Lisa Freeman
      · April 28th, 2009 at 10:37 am · Link

    Beyond a Shadow is very sensuous with his hand on her bare back, and I love the ocean on Larger than Life, but No Limits would have to be my favorite. His intense stare, the stubble on his face, it’s yummy to me!

  5. Jennifer K.
      · April 28th, 2009 at 10:40 am · Link

    I’ll go with The Perfect Stranger. Dude is a hottie!

    (and like Pearl, I think I need to wipe up some drool. lol)

  6. Kathy Sullivan
      · April 28th, 2009 at 11:11 am · Link

    Definitely “No Limits” The smoldering look in his eyes says a whole lot. Plus the bit of stubble is just HOT.

  7. Elaine
      · April 28th, 2009 at 11:20 am · Link

    Beyond Shadow and No Limits.

    Beyond Shadow because I love the outline of the woman’s black, especially in that blue gray color.

    No Limits because of the intensity of his eyes, and the rugged look of his face.

  8. Eshani
      · April 28th, 2009 at 3:04 pm · Link

    Even though I think the cover for “Beyond a shadow” is gorgeous and artistic with the outline of the woman’s back and the lighting, my favorite is the still the cover for “No Limits”. That piercing, direct eye contact and the hint of a five o’clock shadow..yum!!

  9. Greta
      · April 28th, 2009 at 6:39 pm · Link

    I have to say No Limit simply because I’m drawn to a person’s eyes and I could stare into his eyes all day long. However the cover for Deep Breath is pretty hawt as well.

  10. Rhonda
      · April 28th, 2009 at 10:03 pm · Link

    Deep Breath, it’s all about the stubble and that it’s not his whole face. :shrug:

  11. Lori
      · April 29th, 2009 at 12:18 am · Link

    I like Deep Breath. There’s something about a guy kissing your neck right there. And with the stubble? {{{shiver me timbers}}}

  12. Maureen
      · April 29th, 2009 at 12:44 pm · Link

    I like No Limits. I like that they put the guy’s whole face on the cover.

  13. Leslie
      · April 29th, 2009 at 1:02 pm · Link

    Gotta go with NO LIMITS. It’s all in the eyes. And I like the stubble.

    I also LOVE that video Alison has on there. Gorgeous!

  14. Raonaid Luckwell
      · April 29th, 2009 at 2:12 pm · Link

    Slowly scrolling down to look at each cover, my eyes keep going back to BEYOND A SHADOW. The color is appealing and seems to accent the picture. Not to mention how the man is holding the woman. Very sensual.

  15. Brit
      · April 29th, 2009 at 2:21 pm · Link

    Deep Breath. Makes my toes curl!

  16. Teresa W.
      · April 29th, 2009 at 2:24 pm · Link

    My favorite is Deep Breath, enjoyed the excerpt and looking forward to this one!

  17. Sarah
      · April 29th, 2009 at 2:34 pm · Link

    I do have The Bane Affair sitting in my library TBR list, but the cover that gets to me the most would be No Limits. I’m a sucker for a man in a good suit and this makes me think this hottie had a suit jacket on and just walked in the door, dropped the jacket over a chair, and worked on loosening the tie and the top few buttons. Then, he looked at me like that and talk about melting. :heart: No Limits is definitely my choice.

  18. Carol Thompson
      · April 29th, 2009 at 3:55 pm · Link

    I am probably in the minority but I have seen too many covers when HUNKS on them.

    I like The Beach Alibi cover as it is different and from all the objects on it, one can almost write your own story

  19. Cat Johnson
      · April 29th, 2009 at 3:55 pm · Link

    I was torn between Beyond a Shadow and Deep Breath, also. I like a little nekked man flesh on my covers, as evidenced by my own bookcovers. LOL.

    Love the SG5 men, Alison!
    Cat Johnson

  20. Victoria W
      · April 29th, 2009 at 4:21 pm · Link

    I love two of them. No Limits cuz that guy is HOT!! and Deep Breath. There’s just something very appealing about it.

  21. Susan
      · April 29th, 2009 at 4:30 pm · Link

    My favorite is Deep Breath. It just caught my attention immediately!

  22. kh
      · April 29th, 2009 at 4:52 pm · Link

    deep breath is hot so orgasmmic lol
    congrats on teh book :cheer: :woot:

  23. Jane
      · April 29th, 2009 at 4:55 pm · Link

    The cover of “Deep Breath” is my favorite. I also like the cover of “The Bane Affair.”

  24. Estella
      · April 29th, 2009 at 7:55 pm · Link

    Definitely No Limits!
    The model is soooo sexy looking.

  25. Diana
      · April 29th, 2009 at 10:03 pm · Link

    My favorite cover is The Perfect Stranger because the guy on the cover is pretty darn eye-pleasin’. :)

  26. Lori T
      · April 29th, 2009 at 10:50 pm · Link

    For me it is the Deep Breath cover. I think there is something so sexy about it!

  27. Laurije
      · April 30th, 2009 at 5:28 am · Link

    I would either like to be in a No Limits/Perfect Stranger sandwich, or they could have at each other and let me watch. Is that wrong?

  28. Laurie G
      · April 30th, 2009 at 5:46 am · Link

    I like the Larger Than Life cover closely followed by the attractive No Limits guy.

    The Larger Than Life cover is beautiful! It takes you away to a tropical paradise….with palm trees, balmy breezes and mystery!! I like the guy’s shadowy image.

  29. CrystalGB
      · April 30th, 2009 at 9:51 am · Link

    My favorite cover is Deep Breath.

  30. Kwana
      · April 30th, 2009 at 11:18 am · Link

    I have to say Deep Breath. Love the title and the stubble.

  31. Michelle (MG)
      · April 30th, 2009 at 11:56 am · Link

    The Beach Alibi and No Limits – the first one because it’s indicative of the story and the second, because the guy is HOT! :heart:

  32. Shannon
      · April 30th, 2009 at 12:59 pm · Link

    Getting ready to draw winners, so I’m closing comments!

    (For the record, my favorite was Deep Breath, until I saw No Limits. It’s even more delicious up close and personal!)

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