August 18th, 2010
Book of the Day: Entwined, by Elizabeth Naughton

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ZANDER — The most feared of all the Eternal Guardians. It’s rumored he can’t be killed, and he always fights like he has nothing to lose. But as a descendant of the famed hero Achilles, he’s got to have a vulnerability… somewhere.

Forces of daemons are gathering and have broken through the barriers of the Underworld. Now more than ever the Eternal Guardians are needed to protect both their own realm and the humans’. Zander can’t afford to think about what might have been with the bewitching physician he once regarded as his soul mate. But with eternity stretching before him, he also can’t fathom spending his life without the one woman who makes him feel most alive. Perhaps he’s found his weakness, after all…

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Like Achilles, Zander’s weakness might be his downfall. How about you? What are a few of your weaknesses?

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Excerpted from ENTWINED
ISBN: 9780505528230
Book 2 – Eternal Guardians
Available Now

“Where do you want me?”

Callia turned away from the window without meeting his eyes, dropped her
arms and pointed toward the end of the king’s now-empty desk. “There. Sit.”

Zander crossed the floor silently in bare feet and eased a hip onto the end
of the king’s long desk. He tested the piece of furniture for stability, and
when he was sure it wasn’t going to collapse under his weight, scooted back
until his legs were hanging over the edge and his bare feet dangled inches
above the floor.

She didn’t say anything about the fact he wasn’t completely naked, and he
wasn’t about to bring it up again. To distract himself, he stared down at
his toes while she moved around the room. She pulled a small side table with
her supplies next to her. Seconds later he felt her hand land on his back
and couldn’t stop the way he arched in response. When she said, “Deep
breath,” he forced himself to relax as she moved the stethoscope around,
obviously listening to his lungs.

The metal against his skin was cold, but her fingers were warm and silky-too
warm and silky. His blood was already heating just from being this close to
her, and every time she brushed his skin, it set off tremors deep in his
body. He focused on his breathing-on the steady in and out-in an attempt to
stay calm. When she moved around to stand in front of him, repeating the
order, he averted his eyes from her face and focused on the fitted white
sweater she wore instead.

Her gasp brought his head up. “What happened to you?”

“Nothing. I’m fine.”

“That’s not nothing.” She focused on his shoulder as she looped the
stethoscope around her neck, reached for her bag and came back with gauze
and supplies.

“Leave it,” he said before she could touch him. “It’s just a flesh wound.”

She dabbed at the dried blood with a wad of gauze. “The muscle’s torn. You
need this stitched closed before infection sets in.”

“It’s already healing.”

“I see that but-”

He grabbed her wrist, stilling her motion. A jolt ran through him at the
contact, but he ignored it. The last thing he needed was her hands on his
body more than was already necessary. “I said leave it.”

Her eyes slid from the wound to his face and held. And before he realized
it, he was staring into eyes like a Caribbean sunset in the human world.
Eyes he’d looked into countless times before as they’d made love. Eyes he’d
dreamed about numerous times in the years since until he’d woken in a cold
and aching sweat.

Thoughts vanished from his mind. The connection they’d had from the first
sparked deep in his chest, burned in the bottom of his soul. Tempted him to
reach for her and find out if she felt it, too. He couldn’t be the only one
who remembered, could he? She had to feel something when she saw him. When
she stood this close. When she touched him.

Thoughts, memories, feelings he’d kept buried for a long time pushed in as
he stared into her gem-like eyes. A movie of their time together flickered
in front of his face. And then when he got to the part where she betrayed
him, that blaze went out. Leaving behind nothing but charred ash and ruins.

It didn’t matter what she felt. Their past was over and done with. The Fates
had screwed him in more ways than one. There wasn’t anything about her now
that could change what had happened back then.

He dropped her hand as quickly as he’d grabbed it. Then glanced back at her
sweater. “Finish the exam.”

53 comments to “Book of the Day: Entwined, by Elizabeth Naughton”

  1. My weakness……Hershey’s Kisses. I can eat a whole bag by myself, I swear :wink:
    Also, kids selling things door to door for fundraisers. I just can’t say no to those cute little faces!


  2. If the people you love are a weakness because they make you vulnerable, then my family is definitely right up there for me! And my book collection… Guess I’ll be in good company! :)


  3. I can’t say no to chocolate and my little sister – and both in combination might be my downfall *sigh*


  4. My weakness is coffee. I can’t live without the stuff! I couldn’t live without books either. :)


  5. My weakness is ice cream. Specifically Ben & Jerry’s or the awesome cold Stone Creamery (with cake batter ice cream). nom nom


  6. Animals are my weakness…they’re hurt or in need of food or water, I’m right there to help them out.

    And anyone can tempt me to do just about anything with a piece of Dove Dark :mrgreen:


  7. My weakness, chocolate of any kind and Christmas ornaments and decorations.


  8. Food! Just love to eat! and read, of course.


  9. Food! Just love to eat! and read, of course. Another weakness of mine is shopping. Well, window shopping actually since I don’t have that much money to spend! But I love shopping!


  10. My weakness- Chocolate icecream bars


  11. My weaknesses are my kids and anything chocolate with nuts. I can never resist either one!! i have both of these awesome books from Elisabeth, so don’t enter me in the contest. They were awesome reads and i am ready to read about the princess’s scry into the future that was at the end of Entwined!!! Good stuff!!


  12. Let’s see..weaknesses. Chocolate!, specifically Resse Cups, but let’s be honest any kind is awesome. Frankly any kind of sugar and I’m there. And I’m a sucker for animals. To name all the animals I currently have and have had over time, because I am such a sucker…well it would take a while. And of course books! Can’t live without those.


  13. A weakess of mine is a good book that I can’t possibly put down :)


  14. I have a major weakness for pastries. It physically hurts for me to go by a bakery and not stop. LOL

    I also have a major pride issue. That is a weakness when it causes me to act like a brat. LOL


  15. I think my weakness is being impatient with people who are too emotional.

    I’m a ‘pull up your big girl panties and get on with it’ kind of a person and emotional people who fall apart easily are for me wusses!!!

    Sorry, I need to work on this and be more tolerant.

    Valerie
    valb0302@yahoo.com
    in Germany


  16. For me, it’s chocolate and a good book. I know not very original, but I just cant seem to pass either one by.


  17. My weakness is that I succumb to the temptations of food pretty easily! Steak, jelly bellys, potato chips, ice cream! If it’s sweet or salty, I love it!

    Thanks for the giveaway!


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  19. Online shopping and junk food are a couple of my weaknesses.


  20. books, gadgets and cheesecake are some of my weakenesses :)! Can’t seem to so no to any of those three lol.


  21. My weaknesses are definitely my books and Pepsi. Not a day passes without both. :) But me biggest weakness, Scottish Highlanders. :)
    Carol L.
    Lucky4750@aol.com


  22. my weakness is definitely chocolate !


  23. Books! I’d do almost anything for a new book :D Being a librarian means I’m surrounded by books all day long, but it never gets boring for me.


  24. chocolate and furinture shopping

    meandi09@yahoo.com


  25. My weakness is: books. I can hear someone discussing a book or author and I’ll want to try it. I’ll walk by a bookstore and nothing can stop me from going in “just” to browse and come back out with a bag full. But it’s a small weakness.


  26. Romance novels are a big weakness for me… I want I want & I want… food wise, it is peanut M&Ms and Cookie Dough Ice cream…


  27. My weakness is romance books and chocolate, can’t resist them at all and once started it’s hard to stop.


  28. my weakness is sweet tea. I cant go one day without making a gallon of sweet tea.


  29. I think that a few of my weaknesses is the fact that I’m shy and books. I spend way too much on books because I’m always reading.


  30. My husbands cologene…omg and of coure chocolate :blush:


  31. Weakness…..my husband. I will sacrifice and do without so he can have what he wants. Oh but the rewards are so worth any sacrifice I make. He always repays with interest!!!!


  32. My food weakness is sour jelly bellies and home made, right out of the oven, chocolate chip cookies. Wave either in front of me and I will do your every bidding, lol.


  33. My Weekness is I can’t live with out my books and Ice tea even when Camping I bring lots of Ice tea and lanters for I can read my Book.
    sasluvbooks(at)yahoo.com


  34. I’d have to say my weakness is any little kid asking me for something. I don’t have kids, so when alittle one comes up and flashes me his/hers puppy dogs eyes…. I’m a goner!

    AND, “my gilrs” (2 puppies & 1 kitten)… that look they all give…. I’m so screwed….


  35. My weakness is definitely self-doubt. That sucker will flatten you just as quickly as any kryptonite.


  36. Ice cream – I can never pass it up!


  37. My weakness is the 3 Bs – book, booze, and bread. An each Lent, I give them up… well, I still read books; I just don’t buy them!


  38. Boy, I can list quite a few things that make me buckle at the knees. However, I’ll name only my handsome rambunctious nephews and my demon kitty cat. I can’t deny them anything: more Lego sets, ice cream, candy, tuna…well, I’m sure you’re all smart enough to guess which items will go to whom!


  39. Hmmm… my weakness. I am a grudge holder, it takes alot and i mean alot to really make me mad but once you do, that’s it… I’m done. It takes alot for me to let go after that and I may eventually forgive you but I never forget and it is hard to get my trust….

    -Brandy
    brandyzbooks@yahoo.com


  40. Chocolate chip Mint Ice Cream…
    But right now It’s my legs arms and back
    Had a rough day so i went to a Zumba class for the first time OMG it was so much fun.
    Now I’m weak as a limp noodle.
    Have a good one Ann.
    Thanks for the give-a-way.


  41. Can’t say no to my Grandbaby. I see a bargain and even if I had no intention of buying the product, I have to buy it because it’s a good deal. Hmmm, ice cream. I could go on.


  42. My weakness . . . a pair of big brown eyes. Puppies, children or a hottie.
    I’m a goner!


  43. My weakness if procrastination and shopping! Thanks for the opportunity!


  44. My two cats are my weakness. There is nothing I wouldn’t do for them. They are always there when I am down or have no one to talk to.


  45. People are my weakness. If someone needs help, I’m always the one to charge to the rescue. Even if it’s someone I’ve never met before in my life.


  46. My weaknesses, oh they are many. One is occasionally giving in to the erotic dreams I have…. They other is keeping my mouth shut about them.


  47. man I have a gob of them..
    animals w/problems that need a home.. really hard for me to say no, so I have quite a few.
    chocolate/cheesecake/coffee/international delights coffee creamer.. can’t say no to any of these & have to have the last 2 always..lol
    books, and so book contests.. bad I know but I love to read and any chance is a good one.
    Thank you very much for the chance at Entwined.


  48. My biggest weakness is a warm and crunchy chocolate chip cookie! I have been on Weight Watchers for awhile now, and I try to stay away from bakeries because if I see one with cookies in the window, I am in BIG trouble!


  49. My weakness is chocolate truffles. I get one box of them each year because if I bought more than that, I would eat everyone of them all by myself.


  50. I’m in the UK and B&N would not let me download Marked :cry:


  51. Favourite weakness? That sounds like a contradiction of terms… eating I guess. I like my food but I like to be thin as well. A contradiction of wants… Food is a weakness I really like :razz:


  52. My weakness is my morning tea (I need my caffeine in the morning), chocolates, snacks at night and books!


  53. Chocolate, watching music videos on youtube and reading when I should go to bed.