Friday, February 7, 2014

The Big Love Letter Event + Giveaway: Wendy Higgins

Today marks the first day of The Big Love Letter Event, a joint month-long feature hosted by Danny from Bewitched Bookworms and myself, and I hope you guys are all as excited as we are!

I'm beyond thrilled to kick things off with one of my very favorite authors and someone I'm proud to call friend, Wendy Higgins. I picked Sweet Evil up a couple years ago and found myself completely blown away by the story and its characters, but let's face it, lover of swoon-worthy boys that I am, Kaidan Rowe was the highlight for me. He continued to be so in last year's Sweet Peril, and I may or may not have worn a path in my floor as I've paced waiting for his return once again in Sweet Reckoning.

Wendy took pity on me though and has oh-so graciously allowed Kaidan to stop by the blog today to share with us a little special something to help tide me (and everyone else who loves him desperately) over until April. Kaidan was asked to write a love letter, but given his love of music he decided to write his letter in the form of song lyrics. Lyrics I like to think were written with me in mind. Delusional, party of one ;-)

I know you're all here for Kaidan so I'll stop the gushing and get to the sharing, but after you read (and drool), be sure and check out all the details on a fantastic giveaway and don't forget to hop over to Bewitched Bookworms to check out their featured letter from Katie McGarry!

And now I give you Kaidan Rowe, drummer for Lascivious, son of the Duke of Lust, and fictional boyfriend extraordinaire:

LOVE LETTER by Kaidan Rowe

Staring at this paper
Trying to write a “love letter.”
This is not my thing,
This is just not me.
My mind turns instead
To a wicked beat in my head,
And I bang out the lyrics to a song.
Yeah, I bang out the lyrics to a song.

You’re soft to my hard,
You’re sweet to my salt.
If we both wind up naked
It’ll all be my fault.
Yeah, I’ll take the blame,
That’s it, say my name.
You’re gorgeous, so gorgeous,
Let me win at this game.

Gimme, gimme, gimme,
I’m Greed when you’re near.
I want more, I need more,
Stay the f**k away, fear.
Heat me, scald me, burn me,
I’m Lust for your touch.
You kill me with a smile
And I refuse to be rushed.

How’s this for a love note?
Do my words quake your boat?
If not, I’ll need to try harder
Take things a little bit farther.
You bet your ass I can do that,
Raise the bar, sexy little cat.
So step closer to me and turn up the AC.
I’ll have you singin’ the chorus in 1, 2, 3…

Roses are red and violets are blue,
That played out sh*t wasn’t meant for you.
I got your love letter right here in my eyes.
If you look long enough you’ll see the truth through the lies.

* Iadlkjfasdkjgalkga;dsfkjalkjfal


* Sorry about that everyone, I couldn't form actual words there for a few minutes. Ahem. Thanks so much Kaidan, I can now no longer concentrate on work. *runs away to re-read Sweet Evil and Sweet Peril instead*

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(releases April 29th from HarperTeen)

It’s time.

Evil is running rampant and sweet Anna Whitt is its target. Nobody knows when or how the Dukes will strike, but Anna and her Nephilim allies will do anything necessary to rid the earth of the demons and their oppressive ways.

The stakes are higher than ever, and Anna is determined that the love she feels will be her strength, not a liability. But trying to protect the ones she loves while running for her life and battling demonic forces proves to be perilous—especially as faces are changing and trust is fleeting. When the Duke of Lust sends Anna’s great love, Kaidan Rowe, to work against her, Anna must decide how much she’s prepared to risk.

In the most sensual and fast-paced installment yet, Sweet Reckoning brings all the beloved Neph together one last time to fight for their freedom.


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Wendy Higgins is the author of Sweet Evil and Sweet Peril from HarperTeen. She lives in the Washington D.C. area with her husband, daughter, son, and puppy Rue. 

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Danny and I have an amazing giveaway to share with you all, one that will have 14 winners in total!
  • Winners 1 and 2: Each will get a book of their choice from one of the authors featured during the event (open internationally as long as Book Depository ships to you!)
  • Winner 3 : Signed Copy of Crash Into You by Katie McGarry (open US/CAN only) – Prize is provided by the author – A huge thank you to Katie!
  • Winners 4- 14: Sweet Trilogy swag packs from Wendy Higgins (open internationally) - Prize is provided by the author – Thank you so much Wendy!
The giveaway will run until March 7th and you can enter via the Rafflecopter form below!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Don't forget to check back both here and at Bewitched Bookworms every Friday in February for more letters and a whole lot more love from these fantastic authors:

•      Wendy Higgins (Sweet Reckoning)
•      Katie McGarry (Crash Into You)
•      Kasie West (Split Second)
•      Sara B. Larson (Defy)
•      A.C. Gaughen (Lady Thief)
•      Tiffany Schmidt (Bright Before Sunrise)
•      Gena Showalter (The Queen of Zombie Hearts)
•      Nichole Chase (Recklessly Royal)
•      Lorraine Heath (When the Duke Was Wicked)
•      Lynne Matson (Nil)


  1. Gosh how much I LOVE This!!! How can we not love Kaidan for this.. And... how awesome is Wendy for creating something like this - Wendy you rock!! *hugs*

  2. I freaking love this!! My two favorite parts: "If we both wind up naked
    It’ll all be my fault." and "Roses are red and violets are blue,
    That played out sh*t wasn’t meant for you."

    I can't wait for Sweet Reckoning. Kaiden is one of my favorite book boyfriends of all time. Great post!

  3. Ohh there was an Int alternative, yay

  4. I don't actually know Kaidan, but this was such a creative post! Thanks for sharing, Jenny!(:

  5. Pfffft. My mind is blown. I can see this as a real song, you know. Perhaps Griffin who recorded Maybe Someday's soundtrack for Colleen Hoover would be up to recording this one lol. Though I dont see his sweet honey-like voice being right for this, unless he can put some real pain and rasp behind his performance. LOVED THIS POST SO HARD YOU TWO! <3

  6. Pfffft. My mind is blown. I can see this as a real song, you know. Perhaps Griffin who recorded Maybe Someday's soundtrack for Colleen Hoover would be up to recording this one lol. Though I dont see his sweet honey-like voice being right for this, unless he can put some real pain and rasp behind his performance. LOVED THIS POST SO HARD YOU TWO! <3

  7. Hummm...I'm diagnosing a bit of deLUsion on your part, Miss Jenny. Are you picturing Kaidan on the stage, gripping that microphone, his lips pressed up against it, his gaze pinning you to the floor as he grinds out that song for you? I think you are. Very well. Enjoy your delusion. You deserve it. (P.S. Squee!!!!)

  8. Even though I haven't started this series yet (don't worry I will!) I have read a few deleted scenes and already know I am in love with Kaidan. :P

    Loved that song!!

  9. Oh, my sweet Kaidan! You are too perfect for words. *flips table*


  11. LOVE Kaidan so much and cannot wait for Sweet Reckoning!

  12. Beautiful post! Love the Lyrics.
    ''I’m Lust for your touch.
    You kill me with a smile''

    Raffle name: Demitra Giote

  13. Oh, Kaidan! You have such a way with words! You had me at "staring at this paper." (That accent!!!)

  14. I need to reread all these books again OMG

  15. I love these books, Kaidan stole my heart in those extra snippet scenes that are on Windy Higgins blog.

  16. International giveaways to such amazing books. I'm so happy !!! :D

  17. I can't never get enough of Kaidan! I love him so much.

  18. Haha, this is my mindset all too often when it comes to basically any swoonworthy line out of a book boyfriend's mouth "Lyrics I like to think were written with me in mind. Delusional, party of one" :D What a fun love letter event, looking forward to reading more! :-)

  19. LOVE this! That poem/song was so good. Oh and you know I love your graphic work! Just love that skull/drum set! <3!!

  20. Eeep! How original, but it's so Kaidan though! :)
    I haven't read the 2nd book yet, but I need to since I enjoyed the first book overall.
    You guys are drowning me with the swoons today and my expectations for men are way too high. I'm going to die single because of you! :P
    Thanks for sharing, Jenny!

  21. Thanks for this great giveaway! I picked up the first book just because the author and I share the same name, boy I got a treat! I love this series and look forward to the next installment!

  22. Oh how awesome! :D So excited for this <3

  23. a;osdfhodshfhsodfhosidhf
    Can't...form...words... <3
    *swoon* And I am really freakin' excited to read Sweet Reckoning! Great post and great giveaway! Thank you!

  24. Oh my goodness!! This is just... *fans self* Kaidan is gonna kill me in Sweet Reckoning for sure!
    Thank you so much for this Wendy and Jenny!!

  25. Omg I love this! I need Kai like RIGHT NOW :O

  26. Oh my gosh! This is amazing! I really love Kaidan but that was especially impressive. I'd love to hear him sing it haha :)

  27. Wow... if Kaidan wants to sing that to me while his clone drizzles chocolate on me and his other clone licks it off and his other clone gives me a massage that'd be great

  28. I adore Kaidan thanks to you both for giving us a fix and I love his lyrical love letter.

  29. This Love Letter written by Kai is B E A U T I F U L ! I can't wait to read Sweet Reckoning!!! :D I totally sigh for Kai!

  30. I've missed Kaidan, I like how real he is <3
    -Shanny S.

  31. Oh my wow! I, um, still haven't started this series, got em, haven't read 'em. But yow! That is some kinda love song. I think it's more of a seduction song or there might be another word to use instead of seduction but I'm not going to worry about it. I'm off to get my copy of Sweet Peril and see why the hell I've waited so long to meet Kaidan! Cool as always, Jenny, Wendy!

  32. Ooooh Kaiden is so scrumptious! I love a man who can bear his hear through poetry, because we all know that's what song lyrics are. Of course he dreamed those words up thinking of you, Jenny. I have a lot of book boyfriends I have to beat off as well. (delusion, party of two, now). I'm thinking the cover above the lyrics is your design. Beautiful, with an edge! Love it!

    I really need to start this series. A whole new topic we could obsessively email each other about. :)

  33. Love this series! Now excuse me while I go swoon in the corner ;)

  34. Oh my! I"m still fanning myself... I have no words, other that I cant wait for Sweet Reckoning!

  35. STEAMY! I haven't started these yet, but SO need to!

  36. I loved it. It had me giggling like a 15 year old school girl. I seriously can't wait for Sweet Reckoning. Thank you Wendy for sharing this "Love Letter."

  37. Wow, Wendy, you rocked Kaidan's love letter! Can't wait for Sweet Reckoning!
    ~Jenny V.~

  38. I just finishe re-reading Sweet Peril so this was perfect for me <3

  39. I love Kai so much. Gosh I wish he was real. Why can't I be Anna? WHY???

  40. I haven't read any books by Wendy Higgins...yet. I've heard so much about them, all good, and that love letter is so sweet!

  41. This is so exciting!! Thank you so much for the giveaway!!! :)

  42. What an awesome giveaway!!! so excited for Sweet Reckoning and will hate to see this series end. Thanks for the chance with the giveaway!

  43. LOVE.... I love this giveaway!! Thanks for hosting it.

  44. "Do my words quake your boat?"
    They sure did, Kai..
    *fans self*
    Umm, I may have squirmed a bit as I read that.
    Thanks for hosting this amazing giveaway! :)

  45. Hoo-boy! For someone who can't write a love letter he did pretty good! lol

  46. Thanks for the awesome giveaway.

  47. LOVE Kaidan! That song... swoon <3

  48. OMG! I can't breathe! This letter is ahhhhh! Love Kaiden!!!!!

  49. I love this boy and this song. Though I wasn't his biggest fan in book 1, he has won me over 100%. I would give ANYTHING to watch him sing this on a real stage. But I hope that he really only means it for Anna. His devotion to her is the sexiest thing of all.

  50. Oh my goodness. I don't know what the sound was that came out of my mouth when I was reading that GORGEOUS love "letter", but it definitely went past your normal squeal. I'd maybe call it a supersonic, mega gargantuan, colossal oscular bursting forth of emotion. Yep, that's it.
    Thanks for the giveaway! You all are wonderful!

  51. Wow that song <3 Really excited for this giveaway!

  52. Dang the song! >< I can just imagined his sexy with british accent singing it ><
    And the giveaway is international thank you!! Love you guys! ><

  53. I love this Valentine's Day Letter by Kai, it is so him in every way. What a fun giveaway and post~

  54. Love this series!! The live letter was perfect.
    Thanks for sharing.
    And how cool is it I share the same name :)

  55. Thanks for this awesome post and giveaway. I love Wendy's Sweet series :)

  56. Kaidan already mad me swoon but this song had me in a puddle! I cannot wait to read Sweet Reckoning in April! This giveaway is awesome thanks for hosting it!

  57. Thank you for the giveaway! I can't wait for Sweet Reckoning! XD

  58. Here's a big hug and smoothies for all you fantabulous AUTHORS! And one special kiss and hug for Kaidan!!!!!!!!!! xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoox

  59. this just made my valentines day like seriously who doesn't love kaiden

  60. This is PERFECT for Valentine's day. Kaidan is the best book boyfriend of all time! Thank you so much, Danny, Jenny, and Wendy (of course)! <3 the Sweet Series!!!

  61. Wow. *runs off to purchase a kindle copy of Sweet Evil so as to meet this Kaidan dude*

  62. GAH! In love with that song! I already have the first 2 books and am awaiting Sweet Reckoning. I haven't read the first 2 so I'm planning a marathon once I get book 3! Woots! I know what book I'll pick if I win!

    Thanks lots for the song Kaidan! And Wendy of course. And for the awesome giveaways!

  63. Wow! That was hot! I still have yet to meet Kaiden but I'm so excited. This series sounds more and more amazing all the time.

  64. Best love letter yet! It is a song! I loved it! I have not read this series yet, but I have the first book, and I am looking forward to it. I have been trying to wait for the final book, and then I am on it!

  65. OMG! He wrote her a song! I want a boyfriend like that! *sigh*


  66. Wonder where i can get my own Kaidan Rowe... T.T

  67. Thank you lovely authors, thank you Supernatural Snark!! Kaiden is my one true love, he is!!

  68. Last day. Good luck everyone. Kaiden I'm waiting for you. (¬‿¬) ‏

  69. I LOVE Wendy Higgins books and was drawn in right away by seeing her book in the mix! Thanks so very much fir the post and giveaway!

  70. Asdfghjkl *swoons* Oh Kai, he is the best. I am seriously so excited for Sweet Reckoning though, I can't even contain my feels.