Friday, July 23, 2010


Welcome dearest readers!!!! This is Suzannah Safi’s blog, I’m a multi-published romance author. You will find all romance genres I write here, I hope you will like what I write.

I wanna talk about Carol Peterson my Beverly Hills gal. One thing in Carol’s life crumbled around her, and the rest of her world followed. Are you with me so far, I mean who doesn’t have a problem or two in their life, right?

Well, the Peterson’s are rich beyond richness (I wish I was LOL), and in one day, they were doomed beyond redemption (I wouldn’t wish this on my worst enemy).

She’d never imagined in her wildest dreams to force herself to marry a man not only twenty years older than her, but to marry a man she’s not in love with. Had never imagined that prison awaits her father, and Carol is his only savior. Gambling is not her father’s forte; still, he took a risky chance. That’s when Leander came into her life and ends it. (Hmmm, I really don’t wanna be in her place now)

One chance left for her to enjoy her young life, a fantasy to the forbidden, and she took it. Carol planned a fantasy, but didn’t count on the adventure to be beyond her plans. (Really now, I don’t blame her, do you?)

Now, Leo is a French, made in heaven man and is about to show her what she is missing in her life, how it feels to be in paradise. He will not judge, argue, or ask her to do things to him. He will serve her, please her, and well…lick you like fire licking wood…I mean lick her like fire licking wood.

Here is an excerpt from Beyond a Planned Fantasy, I hope you’ll enjoy ;)

Carol paced the marina searching among the bobbing mass of yachts for the Dragon Boat. Her escort’s terse instructions directed her to the third yacht on the left. Squinting against the sunlight, she spotted the familiar snow-white yacht and her heart sped with anxiety. A white flag decorated with a red and black dragon fluttered above the mast—the recognized symbol of the famous Twin Dragon’s club.

Carol breathed deep, inhaling the salty air that rallied into her nostrils. She felt her heart rate pick up as she walked slowly toward the boat, every step heavy, as if an unseen force weighted down her forward progress, its clarion call a warning of what was to come. The hem of her short white dress swirled around her thighs, urging her to continue forward. The morning’s soft breeze fondled her hair.

She simply had to do this. Or did she?

Being in the hands of a handsome escort could prove to be dangerous territory. How would her husband-to-be react if he found out what she was about to do? She reached up to touch the thin gold chain around her neck, her fingers tightening on the simple diamond engagement ring she wore. The thought of her sacrifice to save her father from prison drilled in her brain, a painful reminder of the necessity of this single act.

Her feet carried her to the yacht’s stairs. Slowly, one step at a time, she climbed. Shaky fingers curled around the cold banister and her sweaty palm left behind a wet mark on the rail. On the yacht deck, Carol paused and took her sunglasses off. The dark window of the cabinet reflected her desperate, wide-eyed expression as she scanned the polished wooden deck but kept their secrets.

“Hello,” she called in a shaky voice that wavered with doubt.

Carol stepped toward the center of the yacht. Her fingers caressed the fabric of a blue-striped chair prominently positioned. Her gaze slid over two glasses, and a tankard filled with yellow liquid and ice stood next to it on the table. She licked her lips to the anticipation of a cool drink that would wet her dry throat.

“Bonjour, Carol,” a deep throaty voice with a French accent startled her from behind.

She swirled around; her scarlet hair flew into her eyes, blocking her view like a heavy curtain. Her escort’s French accent was easy to recognize.

“Hi,” she replied weakly. Her fingers struggled with her hair as the soft breeze toyed with her locks, still obscuring the stranger’s features.

His footsteps moved closer, and he stopped an inch from her body. Carol could hear his soft breathing, could feel the heat radiating from his body. Thick fingers trailed the strands of hair away from her face slowly, and the trace of his warm touch sent small vibes up her spine. Her breath hitched as her view cleared. Her gaze elevated upward and locked with his wolfish hazel eyes guarded with thick black lashes.

“I’m your escort,” he whispered

Now I have one question to you all. Did you like the excerpt form ‘Beyond a Planned Fantasy’ and why?

I’m giving away a signed copy of ‘Worth Every Breath’
to one winner. Please leave a comment to enter the drawing to win! Beside my prize to one winner (You), the more comments you leave on the tour, the better your chances of winning the grand prize—a Sony E-reader!
Readers who leave a comment here will need to REGISTER to win prizes. Include your participant number in the comment you leave to be entered for a chance to win

Have fun! And good luck!!!!


  1. Yea! I'm first to post! I'm never first - I'm always around 20 something!

    Anyway, I am Uncle Moose, #7991.

    I'll be truthful with you, Ms Safi, I don't do M/F reading. I am a faithful M/M reader.

    BUT with that being said, I have to admit, you have some good looking men here - and when I read your excerpt, I liked your use of description, and your pace was great.

    Much success to your future stories! And thanks for taking part of this contest - it has been fun exploring everyones blogs - especially the ones I don't ever see...

  2. A very interesting plot. As for the excerpt. I really liked the description as writer who at times forgets that readers can't see inside her head it's nice to see that you do remember. I'd wish it was a little longer. I didn't feel like I got much of an idea on style or the character, but I think it's a good one. I wish you luck with your sales! :)


  3. I enjoyed the excerpt from Beyond A Planned Fantasy because it teased me enough that I now have to find out what happened next and what the ending turns out to be!!

    Have a sunny summer everyone!

    My number is 7936.

  4. The excerpt was a good one because it made you want to keep reading.



  5. I did like the excerpt to Beyond a Planned Fantasy because she's trying to do the right thing by helping her father but is hoping to have something for herself at the same time.

    My participant #4394

  6. Hallöchen Suzannah,

    I don't read excerpts, they always leave me hanging in the middle, so no comment about it. I'm sure you get lots of encouraging ones from the other blog tour participants.

    Best regards

  7. Great excerpt!!

    Blog participant #2919

  8. Good luck with your new book. Pam 7908

  9. Hi Suzanne,
    Just travelling the tour and seeing everyone's blogs. Have a good day!

  10. I've never been one to read excerpts but I loved hearing about your books. Thank you!

    blog tourist 2267

  11. Happy Anniversary to! I really liked the excerpt b/c your left wondering if she will save her father by sacrificing herself or does she choose the unforeseen future and hope. I like the mystery of the french escort and definitely interested in reading more. Thanks for the blog.

    deb ;0)


  12. I would like to read the book to find out which path she chooses in the end and where her choice leads her.


  13. Excerpt was great! Blog participation # is 8038.

  14. Tour Member #2564

    I love the tour leaders who include excerpts. It's a great way to find out if they're the author for me.

  15. Happy Anniversary, Suzannah

    blog participant #7923

  16. This is Dominique stop 6 on the tour just stopping in to say hello and wish my sellow tour stops a great day.

    Love the pics TEAM BILL :)

    Happy touring

  17. Ohhh... I liked the excerpt. Excerpts are what gets me to purchase a book. Those teasers are just the thing for me because they always make me want to know the ending.

    Happy Anniversary 1RE!!!!


  18. Happy Anniversary and great excerpt. Thanks. I'm #8060

  19. Hi Suzannah,
    Thanks for participating in the blog tour:)
    I have to say first off what really got me was the cover. I really liked it and thought it appropriate to the story. Secondly how many times do you come across a character who is filthy rich and then something happens to where they are forced to do things they don't want to? Well I have read any, so that's all it took for me to want to keep reading.

    Blog Tour Participant #: 8153

  20. Nice tidbit--just enough to whet the appetite--


  21. I like the exerpt, it leaves you hanging and wanting more =) I LOVE the hottie on the side banners (Bill from True Blood, right?) Thanks for the exerpt!!!

    My number is 6997...

  22. Great excerpt! It completely pulled you into the story with just those few paragraphs! I loved it because you really understood her anxiety, and mostly because I am a sucker for a mysterious guy with a foreign accent. :D Plus, the playing with her hair. What can I say, pretty much any foreign accent, and I'm weak kneed. :D

  23. Wonderful excerpt and I love the Stephen Moyer shots.

  24. Thank you all for dropping by and giving me your opinion. I will answer each of you separately here tonight when I get home. Glad to see that all of you are having fun with the excerpt ;)

    Suzannah Safi

  25. I liked the excerpt. The details in your writing really bring the reader into the story.

    Blog Participant #2197

  26. Hi Uncle Moose~ and thank you so much for stopping by and the beautiful complements. I love reading M/M as well. Glad you liked my style of writing, thank you! And good luck!

  27. Hi Vicki,
    Thank you for stopping by. You may want to read further down where I have a post of a hot scene for Beyond a Planned Fantasy. I hope you like it. Best of luck to you too ;)

  28. Hi Kim,
    Teasing, yeah love that word lol. Thanks for stopping by, I hope you have a brilliant day as well. And good luck!

  29. I like the suspense of just getting that taste of meeting our hero from the excerpt. I have a feeling that being her escort will entail all sorts of naughty things.

    Tour participant #228

  30. Nicole and Kathrin~Thank you so much for stopping by. Glad you liked teh excerpt. Good luck ladies ;)

  31. Yes, I did like the excerpt and can't wait to read more.

    Tracey D
    Blog Participant #240

  32. Blanche and Pam~ Thanks ladies, and good luck!

  33. Enjoyed the excerpt, now I have to wait til payday(this friday) and buy the book. thanks for a great read


  34. Deb and Phyllis~Thank you for your comments and stopping by, and I hope you will read the whole story. Good luck!

  35. Amy, Adrienne, Victoria and Cathy

    Thank you so much and I wish you good luck in winning.

  36. Dominique~ thanks for stopping by!

    Ashley ~ thank you and hope I teased you enough to buy the book  good luck!

  37. Thank you Yadkny, I’m happy that you liked what my brain came up with, good luck!

    Thank you Romance Goddess! Good luck!

  38. Yes Brandy…he is in True blood Bill, I love him too. Good luck!

    Marcieo ~imagine my state of mind when he played with my hair…I mean her hair lol Good luck!

    Thank you Amber…I love him isn’t he something. Good luck!

  39. I really enjoyed the excerpt from "Beyond a Planned Fantasy". I liked how you conveyed all the different things Carol was feeling as she made her decision of whether to proceed or not.

    Tour Member (Participant Number) #5002

  40. Melissa~ it is a wonderful thing to hear that about my writing. Xoxox to you, and to all readers here. Good luck!

    Joder~ and naughty you shall have from all my stories lol. Good luck!

  41. Tracey~ thank you so much and good luck!

    Alma~ would love to know what your opinion after you read it. Thank you so much and good luck!

  42. Nice excerpt. Looks like fun.


  43. Been having fun following the tour, discovering lot of great books and new to me authors.

    participant #8001

  44. I liked the excerpt very much. It gave just enough of a part of the story to make me want to read much more. :-)

    Larena #294

  45. Hi, there!

    First of all, my "Blog Tour Participant" number is: 8032.

    Secondly, I LOVED the excerpt from "BEYOND A PLANNED FANTASY" because it made me feel like I was right there. I liked the integrity of the protagonist and the plot of the story. I wish the excerpt had been a wee bit longer, but still, it was long enough that it made me want to read more of your story, so I guess it did its job after all.

    Thank you so much for offering all of us that comment on your blog, a chance to win a free copy of your book, "WORTH EVERY BREATH". That will make this "Blog Tour" all the more fun and because of that, I think you're the greatest!

    Well, it has been nice "meeting" you.


    Cynde (Cynde's Got The Write Stuff)

  46. You had me at the French accent......

    Thanks for the great excerpt!

    Mary M.


  47. I enjoyed the excerpt because it shows she's reluctant and excited to go against her better judgement and I got sucked into the story and just as it started to get really juicy you stopped and hooked us into wanting to buy it. Good job

    Happy Anniversary 1RE

  48. I liked it because it made me want to know how it was going to come out.

  49. Sorry forgot to but my number down here it is.
    Stacey 8156

  50. Loved the Yacht setting.

    Blog Tourist #8432

  51. Hi Suzannah,
    Well I loved the excerpt. I'm an excerpt gal and Leo had me at "Bon Jour" :) It was just enough of a tease to make me want to read more of what Leo does for her. I'm #6916
    Carol L.

  52. The excerpt was good it made me want to read more.

    Blog participent #7975

  53. I loved the excerpt! You can really feel carol's nerves and I love how descriptive the scene was!
    Definitely want to read more!

    Participant # 311

  54. Wow, that except pulls me right in. Thanks for sharing it.

    Donna #5555

  55. That was quite the tease...very nice excerpt, though. You had me at "Bonjour", I just melt with a man with a French accent. And to look into "wolfish hazel eyes" that sounds very sexy.


  56. Hi
    I have to admit that I have never read one of your books, that being said loved the excerpt for Beyond a Planned Fantasy want to know more as to why she is doing what she is doing and more about the escort...
    Tanya #4335