January 2nd, 2010
Book-of-the-Day: Making Chase


Every day from today until January 4th, 2010, I’ll be giving away one of Lauren Dane’s fabulous novels. In turn, she will be giving one of mine away. Head on over to her blog to see which one.

By random drawing, the winner of yesterday’s book-of-the-day contest for CASCADIA WOLVES: STANDOFF is Cybercliper, who said, “I don’t really do resolutions. In the past, I’ve usually abandoned then all by the first week.”

Congratulations! You have a week from today to contact me and collect your prize. anyabast (at) gmail.com

Chase Brothers: MAKING CHASE: Tate Murphy is a girl from the wrong side of the tracks. She grew up a million miles away from the easy life Matt Chase has had. She’s spent her life pulling herself and her siblings up and out of that trailer by the railroad tracks and she hasn’t looked back. Matt Chase is a dream of a guy and she’s certainly not going to turn down a short fling with one of the most handsome men she’s ever seen!

Matt Chase has watched each one of his brothers find love and he knows he’s ready for that too. It’s all a matter of finding the woman who captures his heart. He’s certainly sampled his fair share of them but none has moved him the way Tate Murphy does when he goes to her shop to thank her for some cookies and a thank you note.

But as Matt gets to know Tate and appreciate her strength and unique beauty, he also realizes she’s got some big self esteem issues about her past. To build a future, he’s got to find a way past some big road blocks.

Want a shot at winning this book? Answer the following question in the comments:

If you had the ability to take a dream vacation to one single country in the world, which country would you choose?

79 comments to “Book-of-the-Day: Making Chase”

  1. Russia.

  2. I would have to go to German. There is so much family heritage there and beautiful landscapes as well!

  3. U.S.A. It is such a big country with such diverse topography and people – it is like a small world in itself!

  4. Australia, I would love to visit there.

  5. Scotland. I still need to find that hunky Highlander who’s dreaming of me! :grin:

  6. I would love to go to Australia.

  7. Ireland or Australia. My heritage is from Ireland, besides I think the some of the landscape there would be beautiful to see in person. Australia, I have always wanted to see the outbacks and the wildlife there in person.

  8. Hands down it would be Scotland!

  9. USA because I wasn’t there before and I can’t wait to visit all the pretty different landscapes and meet the people their.

  10. I’ve thought of going to Ireland and living in a cottage near the cliffs, and working in a local establishment for a year or so. That would be a vacation to me of a lifetime. To get to know the locals and enjoy the real Ireland.

  11. Scotland!!!

  12. Just one? Ugh! If I had to narrow it down I would pick France. I would love to see Paris – have strong coffee and croissants at an outdoor cafe; have cheese, a loaf of bread, and a good bottle of wine on a picnic; see all of the monuments; and just drink in all of the culture. :::insert heavy sigh here:::

  13. I want to go to Greece. I want to see the ruins, I’m a little obsessed with Greek Mythology.

  14. Definitively Scotland – would love to see a highlander :grin:

  15. I’m with Parajunkee. Greece def.

    Have been enthralled with mythology since my 3rd grade (Greek) teacher introduced me to it.

    I’m still in contact with her to this day. She tells some great stories about her trips home.

  16. Scotland also, I hope to mske it to England in the next few yrs. :wink:

  17. My dream destination would most definitely be Australia! From Southern Ontario, Canada, that is a pretty hefty hike! Not to mention the $$’s involved! Ergo, “Dream Vacation”!!

  18. My dream destinations are two places but the first one I want to go to is Egypt, the land of the pharaohs and pyramids!

  19. My ideal vacation would involve a lot of sun, sand, surf AND uninterrupted reading time with an unlimited library of my favorite reads. So and ebook reader as full as I can get would acompany me to one of those small south Pacific Islands where I could laze the days away at the beach reading or swimming as I wished.

  20. I would love to go to China.


  21. Ireland or Scotland i think would be interesting. Maybe some place warm now that it’s January and darn cold! lol


  22. Australia.I’ve always wanted to go since I was a kid.

  23. I would go to England. :mrgreen:

  24. I would go to Crete if I had the chance. I am dying to go there. I have had a unexplainable pull to Crete since I was 16 and have been planning the trip since then. Crazy.

  25. I would go to Greece… It is some place I always wanted to go… The history and the people are so colorful… I watch the travel channel and everytime there is something on Greece or the sounding Islands I have to watch it. :lol:

  26. Australia sounds perfect right now! Much warmer there now than what we have here now.

  27. Scotland…specifically the Highlands. I’d like to see where my ancestors came from!

  28. I would love to go to Ireland. It looks like such a beautiful country.

  29. My first pick would be New Zealand and second would be Australia!

  30. Ireland… I want to see all of that lovely green…. and hear that beautiful accent of theirs…

  31. This is really hard but I would chose Greece!

  32. I’d pick Egypt. I really hope to go there someday.

  33. Scotland

  34. Australia. I would love to go there some day.

  35. France; I have family scattered about over there and love the culture.

  36. Greece or Australia. There would be the language thing with Greece, so probably Austrailia.

  37. New Zealand, amazing landscapes and culture

  38. It would have to be Norway in the spring.

  39. I think it would be a toss up between Scotland and Ireland.

  40. I would love to visit Australia and have the time to really explore the country and visit many of its sites.

  41. I would go to Ireland!

  42. I would go to Ireland!

  43. Definitely Japan. I’ve been wanting to go for the last decade or so.

  44. America, but not one certain part i would have to be a traveller just going from state to state so that i could see the whole of this beautiful country.

    Thanks for running this wonferful giveaway

    Good Luck Everyone xx

  45. Ireland! Ever since I remember, I’ve always wanted to visit there. Must be a past life or something. What’s really cool is in September of this my mom and sisters will be going. YAY, for me!!

  46. I’ve always loved books based in Scotland. It sounds like a great place to relax and take beautiful pictures.

  47. If I could only go to one country on a dream vacation, I would choose Ireland.

  48. I would choose Kenya, I’ve always wanted to go on a safari.

  49. Ireland. I have always wanted to visit the Emerald Isle.. I did get to look across the sea when My sister and cuz took me with them to England and Scotland in 2002 for 14 days. Had a blast but we were moving so fast I can’t remember everything. Riding the train and luging your own luggage was not the best decision we made. LOL We learned the hard way. Pack lite and rewear your clothes. You want see these folks again…LOL Loved it.

  50. Geez, everywhere. Lately, I’ve been dreaming of a safari vacation, just basics, and nature. Maybe in Africa to see those wonderful animals in their natural habitat or Brazil, because it’s so beautiful. I know it would be hard, but what an experience to have under your belt.

  51. Scotland or Ireland sounds good to me. :grin: I would love to see some of Scotland’s castles stuff.

  52. China – I can’t remember when it wasn’t my dream holiday destination.

  53. I would so go to Scotland. I am part Scottish and would so love to get to see where part of my family comes from.

  54. Scotland, because one of these days I am going to find that sexy scottsman that time travels or has been bitten by a vampire and hasn’t found his mate yet. :)

  55. Scotland the highlands is where I would choose.
    have a good one

  56. I would love to go to Egypt to visit the tombs in the Valley of Kings and Valley of the Queens.

  57. Russia. I would love to see the country-side and especially tour Moscow and St. Petersburg, but not in the winter.

  58. Scotland….or Italy.

  59. I would love to go to Hawaii

  60. Egypt!! for sure!
    i absolutely love egypt i’ve never been but i am dreaming to… It;s my dream!!

  61. I would love to go to Ireland . I’ve always see beautiful advertisements about Ireland that always make me want to there.

  62. I would love to go to the BRitish ISles. Whylimit to one.

  63. hands down Ireland Its sooo beautiful there

  64. Wow, I think I’d love to go visit Australia

  65. France or England; I have ancestry in both these countries and I would love to see where they came from.

  66. Boy, that a tough one. There are so many wonderful places to go. I guess I would have to choose Australia :!:
    It has the ocean to swim, scuba drive and surf; the you can go to the mountain to see snow. It has a desert, crocodiles, kangaroos and koalas. I would like to see and learn about the aborigines and their art work. :smile:

  67. I’ve always wanted to visit Australia.

  68. Maldives because it looks so lovely and clean :D

  69. :grin:
    I want to take a very long tour so I can see where I want to buy a retirement home in SCOTLAND, the highlands of course.

  70. I would go to Norway, that is where my ancestors came from and I would love to see what it is like there.
    Chris M

  71. Mine would be Scotland! Or Ireland. :mrgreen:

  72. Italy, I’ve always been fascinated w/ Greco-Roman history & mythology……love to go.

  73. I would love to travel to Italy. I definitely want to visit all the museums.

  74. I would go to Great Britain and visit the places where my mother and grandparents were born. My mom left England when she was 22 to come to America. She’s been here 61 years. One day I’ll go to England and while I’m there I’ll have to check out Scotland too! :grin:

  75. There’s so many places. Hmm..Scotland, Ireland, Japan, China and Australia. Okay…if I only had to choose one, my first choice would be Scotland.

  76. There are so many choices, but since you asked for one. I would like to go to New Zealand ..

  77. England.

  78. Thailand
    where i was born to see that
    hot book :grin:

  79. paris, france!