Baby It’s Cold Outside Blog Hop! – Paige Tyler – New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author

Baby It’s Cold Outside Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Baby It’s Cold Outside Blog Hop!

I’m so excited to be part of the Hop and share a little bit about my upcoming re-release available on Amazon now, and everywhere else Jan 7 that might be new to some of you, my bestselling sexy erotic romantic suspense PROTECTIVE CUSTODY! If you’re familiar with my other books, it’s probably no surprise that I love to write about strong, sexy, alpha males, and Gray Beckham, the hero in the book, is about as strong, sexy and alpha as they come!

Hope you’ll pick it up!

I’ll be giving away a download of one of my backlist books for the hop – Winner’s Choice! The giveaway is open to anyone and everyone (US, Canada and International) with an email address! To enter, use the Rafflecopter at the bottom this post. Hope you’ll leave a comment in the comment section, too. I’ll announce the winner on Jan 6!  And don’t forget to look for PROTECTIVE CUSTODY Jan 7!

Author’s Note: If you love a guy who comes with his own handcuffs and knows how to use them, then you’re going to fall hard and fast for Police Inspector Gray Beckham.

Paisley McCoy is a sexy reporter who writes about the San Francisco club scene for a local magazine. Having a dad on the force has led to one hard and fast rule – she doesn’t date cops. She likes her men sensitive and intellectual, two qualities in short supply in any cop she’s ever met. But now she’s stuck with this standard-issue cop – aggressive, opinionated, and sure he’s always right. In short, the complete opposite of the kind of man she usually goes for.

Gray Beckham is a no-nonsense cop who’s peeved about being taken off a major burglary investigation to babysit the captain’s bratty daughter, even if she is gorgeous. To make it even more annoying, she acts like the whole thing is a joke and insists she doesn’t need his protection. And while she might be sexy as hell, there’s no way he’s going anywhere near the captain’s daughter.

Despite their differences, though, Paisley and Gray can’t deny the chemistry between them. But as that connection turns into romance, they find out the stalker is a far greater threat than they had originally thought. And that if he can’t have her, no one will.


They didn’t talk much on the way to her apartment, and when they got there, Gray caught her arm before she could go inside.

“Let me take a look around first,” he said.

She lifted a brow. “You’re joking, right?”

He pinned her with steely eyes. “Do I look like I’m joking?”

She shook her head. “Fine. Whatever.”

Paisley knew she should be grateful Inspector Beckham took his job seriously, but this was a little ridiculous. The only thing she was in danger of was getting smothered by her overprotective father. When Beckham didn’t come back out, she walked inside and headed into the kitchen to open her mail. That earned her a dark scowl from the inspector when he came out of the bedroom several minutes later. Paisley pretended not to notice.

“I’ve been on a stakeout for a couple of days,” he said after declaring the apartment clear. “Do you mind if I use your shower?”

She glanced up from the Victoria’s Secret catalog she’d been flipping through. “No, go ahead.”

“Thanks.” He picked up his overnight bag from the floor where he’d left it. “I won’t be long. Keep the door locked and don’t open it to anyone.”

Yeah, yeah. She went back to flipping through the catalog, only to pause when she heard the shower turn on a few minutes later. She’d been looking for a way to give Beckham the slip ever since they’d walked out of the police station and she wasn’t going to get a better opportunity than right now.
Tossing the catalog on the counter, Paisley hurried out of the kitchen and into her bedroom. Knowing she wouldn’t have enough time to do more than pack a few things before Gray came out, she decided to forget about the basics and instead just grab a dress and a pair of high heels to wear that night. Everything else she could borrow from whichever friend she stayed with. At least until it was safe to come back to her place. By safe she meant when there wasn’t some cop hanging around it. Shoving the dress into an evening purse, Paisley picked up her shoes in her free hand and darted from the room. She’d barely made it past the bathroom when the door opened.

“Where the hell do you think you’re going?” Beckham demanded from behind her.

Paisley stopped in her tracks at the commanding tone in his voice. Crap. She’d hoped to slip out before he finished taking his shower. It just wasn’t fair that guys could clean up so fast. Squaring her shoulders, she whirled around to face him. And blinked. Though he had put on jeans, he hadn’t bothered with a shirt, and all she could do was stare at him in feminine appreciation. She’d known he was built, but she hadn’t realized just how well. Broad shoulders, chiseled pecs, and rock-hard abs. Daaaaammmn! He had a body that just wouldn’t quit.

Gray crossed his arms over his chest. “Well?” he prompted when she said nothing.

Paisley tore her gaze from his perfectly sculpted arms to look up at him. She hadn’t realized he was so tall. Even in heels, she was still almost a head shorter than he was.

She lifted her chin. “Out.”

His golden brown eyes narrowed. “Not without me, you’re not.”

She let out a sigh. “Look. Like I told you before, this isn’t going to work. I’m going to stay with some friends until this whole thing blows over. You can just tell my dad that I gave you the slip. He won’t hold it against you.”

“I don’t think so.”

She clenched her jaw. “I wasn’t asking for your permission, Inspector. I’m leaving and you can’t stop me.”

Paisley didn’t wait for an answer as she whirled around and started for the door. She didn’t even make it halfway there before Gray caught her arm and turned her back around.

“You’re not going anywhere.”

She glared up at him. “Oh, really? And just how are you going to stop me? Handcuff me to the bed?”

Her words hung in the air between them for a long moment before his mouth finally quirked. “Though I’ll admit that’s tempting. I have something more effective in mind.”

Before she could ask what he meant by that, Gray led her over to the couch. What was he going to do, sit her down and lecture her?

To her surprise, Gray didn’t sit her down at all, but instead took a seat himself. Totally perplexed, she started to ask what he was doing when a tug on her arm sent her sprawling over his knee. She had to drop the purse and shoes just so she could put her hands on the floor to keep herself balanced. For a moment, Paisley was so stunned she just lay there. She recovered quickly enough, though, and when she did, she immediately tried to push herself upright. But a strong hand on her back held her firmly in place. Furious at being manhandled, she glared at him over her shoulder.

“What the hell do you think you’re doing?” she demanded.

He returned her glower with one of his own. “Teaching you a lesson.”

Paisley opened her mouth to retort, only to let out a startled little gasp when she felt him smack her upturned bottom. He did not just spank her!

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Leave a Comment:

Susan W. says January 3, 2014

Well, I prefer curling up next to the fireplace with hubby but since we work different shifts that doesn't happen too often. Guess that leaves curling up with a good book next to the fireplace!
Thanks for the giveaway!

Bethanne Strasser says January 3, 2014

Watching television… okay, that sounds boring! 😛 My husband and I are huge fans of comedy… we've been watching the show Weeds on Netflix. It's degrading…as well as hilarious. 😉 We get a kick out of it.

Diana Merritt says January 3, 2014

Love sitting by the fireplace and snuggling.

Lisa J says January 3, 2014

Snuggle into the blankets on the bed and read a hot story.

Life Without Frank says January 3, 2014

Well, it's not chilly here but I like curling up on the couch reading a book while my husband massages my feet!

sabai30705 at yahoo dot com

Christine Merritt says January 3, 2014

For e it is hours in my studio – in the winter it seems quieter and I am not as tempted to take a walk or meander outside to sit in the sunshine… also my kindle is never far away and that can be a total distraction, too…

Snoopyvet says January 3, 2014

On the couch beside the fireplace with a good book while hubby watches TV
Then try to con each other into taking the dogs out when they wanna go

Rhonda D says January 3, 2014

My favorite thing to do in the winter is to curl up under the covers and read a HOT book to stay warm. 🙂

Nicola W says January 3, 2014

Read a good book, wrapped up in a warm blanket. Preferably with a glass of wine or two on hand.

The book sounds great. Love these blog hops.

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Shari says January 4, 2014

Love sitting in my recliner with my kindle and a cup of coffee.

Christina Livingston says January 4, 2014

curling up in my rocker recliner with a blanket, a cup of english toffee cappuccino, and a great book!

bn100 says January 4, 2014

watch movies

bn100candg at hotmail dot com

books4me says January 4, 2014

I like to scoot down under my sherpa comforter with my dog and read with a hot cup of my favorite java!

books4me67 at ymail dot com

Denise Smith says January 4, 2014

I love laying in my huge bed reading a good romantic book but that's hard to do raising 2 of my grandkids ages 2 and 4 lol

Terri says January 4, 2014

Love the excerpt. That is my kind of tension! 🙂

Molly McLain says January 4, 2014

Love a spunky heroine. Love a hot, alpha hero even more. Your excerpt is great! Can't wait to read the book! 🙂

Beckey says January 4, 2014

Thanks for sharing


Jeanette Platt says January 4, 2014

As it was super cold this moring i stayed in bed as long as possible… Dragged my mink blankets with me and have been cuddled in my chair reading drinking tea and blog hopping… the perfect cold day weather for me.

Remy says January 4, 2014

thanks for the giveaway!! great excerpt

Joy Aleman says January 5, 2014

Thanks for the chance to win. Can't wait to read your books.

Samantha Hodges says January 5, 2014

I enjoy curling up under the covers with a good book.
Loved the excerpt to your book.

Colleen C. says January 5, 2014

Read a hot read and enjoy some hot chocolate… 😉

Shelley Chastagner says January 5, 2014

Read a good book and let my husband reap the benefits if it's spicy.

Sheri says January 5, 2014

Snuggling up in bed with a great book!

Tina Green says January 5, 2014

I love to curl up on the couch with a good book and a warm fuzzy blanket with my hubby sitting at the other end of the couch with a book of his own.

Anonymous says January 5, 2014

Love sitting by the fireplace and snuggling with a good book!! 🙂

Happy New Year!

Mel Bourn says January 5, 2014

I love sitting in front of the fire place with fresh cookies, hot chocolate, and a good book. The dogies and kiddos are good snugglers too.
bournmelissa at hotmail dot com

paigetyl says January 6, 2014

Thank you so much, everyone! Glad you enjoyed the excerpt, and if you pick up PROTECTIVE CUSTODY, let me know how you like it!

And congratulations to Christina L. and Ed C. on winning an ebook from my backlist!


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