Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Good Things Come in Tall Packages

Ann Montclair is here today as part of the virtual book tour for Good Things Come in Tall Packages. Enjoy the excerpt and don't forget to leave a comment.
Ann will be awarding a $25 Amazon GC to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour. Follow the tour to increase your chance of winning.

Dr. Joe Connors and socialite lawyer Lucy Alcott come from two different worlds, two very different cultures. But will those differences keep them apart when their attraction is too strong to be denied?

When vivacious Savannah attorney and socialite Lucy Alcott entered the Hyatt looking for fun, martinis, and if lucky, some hot sex, the last thing she expected to find was a man who would compel her to reveal her innermost thoughts and challenge her adversity to love and commitment. Polar opposites in every sense of the word, tall, handsome, debonair, African American Dr. Joe Connors, with his compassion, deep spirituality, and philanthropic nature, rocked Lucy like no man had before. When an unexpected meeting six months later brings them together again, will a family crisis and Joe’s request for help overcome Lucy’s fear of losing her heart, or is the fact they are from two worlds and two ethnicities destined to keep them apart forever?


The doors whooshed open, and Joe swept his arm out in front of him, indicating Lucy should precede him into the elevator. She inclined her head to acknowledge his chivalry. Inside the elevator, the quiet assaulted her senses. She leaned against the shiny walnut wall, and a sigh of relief escaped her lungs.

“And the world is still,” Joe murmured. “Let me remove your shoes.”

Lucy lifted her left foot, and Joe knelt before her and took off the pump. She shrunk five inches before raising her other foot, so Joe could squeeze it from the rich, red leather.

“Ah,” she whispered in relief, “that feels a lot better.”

He stayed bent on his knee as if he were about to propose and rubbed the ball of first one tired foot and then the other. Lucy wasn’t wearing stockings, and the firm massaging motion he applied to her foot felt like a little bit of heaven. If she believed in such a place.

Struck by the juxtaposition of her white foot in his black hands, enamored by the lightness of his palms as they stroked the pink soles of her feet, she noted together they created a rainbow—a cascade of color, vibrant and beautiful to her eye.

“Thank you, Joe. You’re hired.”

He laughed in his low, bass voice, and the combination of his masterful administrations on her feet and the melody of his jazzy chuckle, proved to be a potent formula. A quiver ran through her body.

AUTHOR Bio and Links:
I grew up sneak-reading all my mom's steamy romance novels. She kept them high on a shelf in her closet and warned, "You better not read those..." Of course, I read them. And now I write them! I strive to take readers on a fun, emotionally charged, and highly sensual ride to happily ever after. Available now: THE BILLIONAIRE'S BAUBLE (Soul Mate Publishing 2011), ONE WET SUMMER (Musa Publishing 2012), and GOOD THINGS COME IN TALL PACKAGES (Musa Publishing 2012). Next up: LADY IN DEED, my debut novel in historical romance set in Tudor England (Musa Publishing Winter 2012).

I am a member of the Romance Writers of America (RWA) and a community college English professor. I live in the Finger Lakes region of New York with my sexy hero and our teenage son. Our grown daughter lives in Los Angeles, California--my hometown.

Thanks for learning a little about me. You can contact me at




marybelle said...

I used to read all my older sister's romance novels. Now I buy my own.


Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thank you for hosting Ann today.

Ann Montclair said...

There are benefits to growing older and wiser! Thanks, Marybelle.

Ann Montclair said...

Thanks to Goddess Fish and Gale Stanley for your help in promoting Good Things Come in Tall Packages.

I'm extremely busy in "the real world" today, but I promise to check in whenever I can.

Thanks again.

Ingeborg said...

Thank you for the excerpt.

Anonymous said...

I used to sneak-read my grandma's books. She'd buy them, be stunned at how filthy they were, and put them away. Needless to say, that was all the encouragement I needed. Sorry, Cec, wherever you are...


MomJane said...

I loved the excerpt, and I do really love the cover. This sounds like a really awesome book.

Chelsea B. said...

Ohhh! Another great excerpt! This book sounds like such a goodie!


Catherine Lee said...

What a nice excerpt. I'm AMAZED that any woman can wear 5 inch heels. I teeter on my one pair of 2 inch heels and generally prefer flats...LOL. Your couple has a lot of chemistry in that scene. I'd like to read where it leads!
catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

Ann Montclair said...

Thanks, everyone, for your encouragement and interest.

I hope you all get a chance to read Good Things... It's a super fun story with loads of chemistry.

Gaele said...

this book looks really fun.. and well - it's my husband and I to a T .. well - not the work things - but the cover could be us in contrast.

thanks for the excerpt :)

glhince at gmail dot com