Kiss or Miss Blog Tour – Stop 2

by | Feb 13, 2017 | Fiction Book Reviews | 100 comments

seasidekisses450Recap:

Remember to start at Crystal Walton’s site for all the links to the blogs involved in this tour!!!

Here Are the Deets:

Scavenger Hunt Schedule: February 13th through the 17th
Once you have all the words (that are hidden in each blog post and marked in red), arrange them in order to complete the mystery quote and enter it on the final stop of the event on Crystal’s site, 2/17.
Grand Prize: A paperback from each participating author, as shown in the image below.

Be sure to visit each author’s site for giveaways, sales, and fun! (You’ll find that link HERE)  Once you have the mystery quote, come back to this site on February 17th and enter it in the grand giveaway.

Stop 2:

A huge thank you to Pepper for hosting me and Seaside Kisses on her blog! I’m excited to be here, and a part of the scavenger hunt!

My name is Stacy Claflin, and I’m a multi-genre USA Today bestselling author. My Hunters series is Sweet Romance. It follows the Hunter family, five brothers in California and their cousins in Oregon.

In Seaside Kisses, we meet Rafael Hunter and Amara Fowler, both lifelong residents of the small seaside town Kittle Falls. Rafael would rather not be there, but life has left him no other choice. His clothing business in LA failed, so he’s forced to return home.

Amara has never left, and now she and her twin brother share responsibility running their parents’ candy shop. She also never forgot about her high school crush – Rafael. When he returns home, she can’t believe it. And even more shocking, he seems to have taken notice in her!

Seaside Kisses excerpt

Being next to Rafael Hunter reminded Amara of all the times she’d shared a desk with him in school. But even then, they hadn’t been this close. She could smell his cologne and their sides touched.

He didn’t seem at all bothered by it—not that she was bothered by his touch. After the spot was cleaned, he moved over and dipped the rag into the bucket. “Let’s see if I can do this next one on my own.”

“I have faith in you,” she teased.

Rafael gave her a funny look. It appeared to be a mixture of embarrassment and determination. “Thanks.” He scrubbed, removing the egg faster than even she had.

“See?” Amara asked. “I told you. It just takes some muscle.”

Rafael’s lips curved upward and he flexed his muscles, making them bulge even more through his silk shirt.

Amara enjoyed the sight for a moment and then reached back into the bucket and found another rag. “Is that a challenge?” she teased. She squeezed out the excess water and then rubbed a spot on the window.

“Hey!” Rafael laughed and attacked another spot.

They cleaned furiously, laughing the whole time. Just before they were done, Amara splashed some suds on Rafael’s face, careful to avoid his nice shirt.

“Oh, yeah?” he asked, his eyes gleaming. He scooped up a handful of bubbles and held them up, his eyes narrowing but his mouth grinning handsomely.

Amara’s mouth dropped open. She squealed and ducked just Rafael threw the suds. They splashed onto the door behind her. Amara glanced back and laughed. She turned, and just as she made eye contact with Rafael a big glob of foam splashed onto her whole face.

She froze, surprised.

“Oh, no,” Rafael said. “I’m so sorry.” But he was laughing. It was a beautiful sound.

Amara laughed, too. “It’s okay.” She wiped some of the bubbles off, flinging them onto the ground. Luckily none had gotten into her eyes, or that would have been trouble for her contacts.

“Let me help you with that.” Rafael stepped closer and wiped more of the suds from her eyes to her jawline. His hands lingered near her cheeks, almost cupping her face.

Amara’s breath caught and they stared into each other’s eyes. Swallowing, she reached up and wiped some soap from his stubble.

Neither spoke, and Amara’s heart pounded so loudly she thought it would explode out of her chest.

Rafael leaned closer—so close she could smell mint on his breath. Her eyes widened, her skin on fire. He paused, still staring into her eyes.

Is it a kiss or miss? Leave a comment below for your chance to win a free ebook from the series!

AND go to STOP 3 Right HERE!!!

You can read Seaside Kisses for free here: https://www.instafreebie.com/free/jRQjr

About the Author

profile-medUSA Today bestselling author Stacy Claflin entertains readers in a variety of genres, from paranormal to suspense to sweet contemporary romance. She has been telling stories for as long as she can remember, and as a child would often get into trouble trying to convince friends her wild tales were true. Now she puts her creativity to better use by writing page-turning books that leave readers begging for more. Join Stacy’s newsletter to receive three free novels and new release updates.

Join Stacy’s newsletter to get three free novels. Click the link and register on the next page to get your books right away: http://stacyclaflin.com/newsletter

100 Comments

  1. Stacy

    Kiss

    Reply
  2. Sandra

    Kiss!

    Reply
  3. Darlene

    Miss

    Reply
  4. Alicia

    Miss

    Reply
  5. Tammy

    kiss

    Reply
  6. Becky

    Kiss

    Reply
  7. Kerri

    Miss.

    Reply
  8. Marylin Furumasu

    I’d say Kiss.

    Reply
  9. Melissa

    Kids

    Reply
    • Melissa

      Oops! That was supposed to be KISS.
      Kids would be a bit premature! 😳

      Reply
      • pepperbasham

        AHAHAHA!! Melissa!!!!

        Reply
      • Stacy Claflin

        Haha! That’s a great typo!!

        Reply
  10. Bev

    Kiss

    Reply
  11. Ann Thompson

    Kiss!

    Reply
  12. Dana Michael

    Kiss

    Reply
  13. Valerie Rogers

    Kiss!

    Reply
  14. Stacy Claflin

    Thanks for hosting me, Pepper! Good luck on the contest, everyone!

    Reply
  15. Phendula

    Kiss

    Reply
  16. Vickie Carroll

    KISS

    Reply
  17. Donna

    Kiss….

    Reply
  18. Barbara Hopkins

    I’m going with MISS…

    Reply
  19. Kathy Vogel

    Kiss

    Reply
  20. nlgriggs902

    Kiss

    Reply
  21. Tina Turpin

    Miss

    Reply
  22. Beverly Duell-Moore

    Kiss

    Reply
  23. Brandy Mulder

    hmmm undecided need more 🙂

    Reply
  24. Christine Battaglio

    Kiss

    Reply
  25. Martha Troxel

    Kiss.

    Reply
  26. Lucy Reynolds

    😘💋

    Reply
  27. Jennifer

    Miss

    Reply
  28. Brenda W

    kiss

    Reply
  29. Emily

    kiss

    Reply
  30. Lizzi Rizzi

    Miss

    Reply
  31. Donna Coder

    kiss!

    Reply
  32. Teri J Groh

    Kiss

    Reply
  33. Sandra Burson

    I’ll say Kiss

    Reply
  34. Megan L.

    Kiss

    Reply
  35. Cathi Gil

    kiss

    Reply
  36. Brie Bohlinger

    miss

    Reply
  37. pepperbasham

    WOW!!! What a great turnout so far!!!!

    Reply
  38. Melanie

    Miss

    Reply
  39. MKS

    miss

    Reply
  40. marlene

    kiss

    Reply
  41. Linda

    Miss

    Reply
  42. Lexie

    Kiss

    Reply
  43. Genny

    Miss

    Reply
  44. Kathleen Basham

    Miss

    Reply
  45. Elizabeth

    Miss this time.

    Reply
  46. Tiffany

    Kiss

    Reply
  47. Ana Gonzalez

    Kiss

    Reply
  48. Sue Brunette

    Miss I think

    Reply
  49. Gezzel Rogers

    Miss

    Reply
  50. Amber shepherd

    Miss

    Reply
  51. Trisha Robertson

    Kiss

    Reply
  52. Shannon S.

    Miss

    Reply
  53. Suzanne

    I think a kiss.

    Reply
  54. lelandandbecky

    I haven’t read Seaside Kisses, but I always hope it is a Kiss!

    Reply
  55. Rita

    I think a kiss

    Reply
  56. Robin in NC

    Kiss

    Reply
  57. Jessica

    Kiss

    Reply
  58. Colleen

    A BIG OLE PASSION FILLED TOE CURLER! YAHA!

    Reply
  59. debra

    kiss

    Reply
  60. Heather Lochridge

    Kiss.

    Reply
  61. Elizabeth Edwards

    Kiss

    Reply
  62. carmelchen

    Definitely a KISS! 🙂

    Reply
  63. Jamie Smith

    miss

    Reply
  64. Chanel

    miss

    Reply
  65. Sarah DeLong

    kiss

    Reply
  66. Anne Pusey

    Kiss

    Reply
  67. Yotsuba&!Mochi

    kiss, i hope!

    Reply
  68. bn100

    kiss

    Reply
  69. Linda Herold

    Great excerpt. I say kiss!

    Reply
  70. Cynthia Powers

    Hmm…I say kiss!

    Reply
  71. carylkane

    Kiss!

    Reply
  72. Andrea Clark

    I think it’s a miss!

    Reply
  73. Jen Johnson

    Kiss

    Reply
  74. pepperbasham

    You guys are ROCKIN’ this Scavenger Hunt!! Way to GO!!!! #smoochysmoochy 🙂

    Reply
  75. Lisa

    Kiss

    Reply
  76. Megan Wilson

    I’m going to say miss because of them teasing each other. Lol… probably wrong… 😀

    Reply
  77. Lori

    Miss

    Reply
  78. Shelia Hall

    miss

    Reply
  79. Rita

    Miss

    Reply
  80. Charlotte

    Kiss. I’m eager to read more.

    Reply
  81. Charlene Burlison

    kiss

    Reply
  82. Melinda Godfrey

    Kiss

    Reply
  83. Umang

    Miss

    Reply
  84. JJ

    Miss

    Reply

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