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Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Hump Day Blurb Share!



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E. Ayers said...

The newest release from the Authors of Main Street, WEDDINGS ON MAIN STREET http://amzn.com/B00KV0AZVI or visit the authors at http://authorsofmainstreet.wordpress.com There are more books and blurbs in this set. A total of 11 complete books, all new, no teasers! All for 99 cent on sale! But you've got to read all of them to get to mine!

Weddings on Main Street, the second boxed set of Authors of Main Street, is here just in time for wedding season. And who doesn't love a wedding? That happy couple represents love and hope for the future. Each novella is complete and was written just for the set. Some are sweet and some are sexy. All are perfect for Main Street!
And here are the eleven books offered in Weddings on Main street:

What a Cowgirl Wants by Tori Scott. It's wedding bells for Blake and Mandy, but the fairy tale wedding Mandy wants is in jeopardy when Blake's father butts in. Can Mandy still pull off the wedding of her dreams?

April Fool Bride by Joan Reeves. Is it a marriage of convenience or something more? Something that sizzles like steam heat between Maddie and Jake that neither can resist.

Wedding Surprise by Mona Risk. Two weeks before the big day, Claire and David receive some startling news that can destroy their relationship. Is their love for each other strong enough to turn the worst wedding surprise into the best?

Small Town Glamour Girl Wedding by Stephanie Queen. USA TODAY Bestelling Author. Julie and Jack are over-the-moon in love. When their soon-to-be mothers-in-law reveal a stunning secret from the past, Jack and Julie must re-think the wedding. Will they or won't they say I do?

I Thee Wed by E. Ayers. A product of broken marriages, Julia never sees marriage for herself. She throws everything she's got into her career with Main Street Bridal Salon, until a crazy redhead with freckles named Aaron sweeps her off her feet. But a family secret is about to change everything.


Rose Anderson said...

The Witchy Wolf and the Wendigo ~ by Rose Anderson ~ a love story steeped in Native American legend and real modern sightings.

What does an immortal Native American shaman do when the grave he’s sworn to watch over for all eternity disappears under urban development?

His purpose of guarding his wife’s burial mound is gone, Ashkewheteasu seeks to end his immortal existence. In his despair, Ash assumes the form of a wolf and steps in front of a moving car and into the life of Dr. Olivia “Livie” Rosalini. The veterinarian saves the animal’s life, and in the process saves the man within. Livie has no idea the wolfish dog she’s taken into her home and grows to love is a magical being seeking to win her heart as a man.

While Ash is learning a new world filled with new love, friendship, and happiness, an old menace makes plans to steal it all away; just as he had 3000 years before.

Buy this book
http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B004XDGWL6
Sample the first chapters
https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/333971
Get to know Rose
http://calliopeswritingtablet.com/

Maggie Jagger said...

Great blurb! Very intriguing, makes me want to find out what happens.

Maggie Jagger said...

Fun! Can't resist wedding novellas!

James D said...

Here goes mine - this is for "Dream Student" - the first book of my Dream Series

What if you could see everyone else's dreams?

College junior Sara Barnes thought her life was under control. Her biggest worries were her upcoming final exams, applying to medical school, Christmas shopping and what to do about the cute freshman in the next dorm who's got a crush on her. Until the dreams started...

Now she's learning more than she ever wanted to know about everyone around her. Watching the hidden fantasies and seeing the deepest secrets of her friends and classmates is bad enough. But much worse are the recurring dreams of a strange, terrifying man... dreams that could cost Sara her sanity... or get her killed.

http://getBook.at/DreamStudent
http://getBook.at/DreamStudentAudio

Juli D. Revezzo said...

This is for my latest paranormal romance, Changeling's Crown:

When Ianthe began her career as a faery godmother, she stumbled so badly that Snow White will probably never speak to her again. After a long suspension, she’s finally been given a chance to redeem herself…but everything on this latest assignment is going wrong.

But why?

Worse, she definitely doesn’t need an attractive mortal man distracting her from her duties. Of course, needs and wants are two different things.

Briak has had his eye on Ianthe for a very, very long time, but he’s been waiting for just the right moment to make his move. Despite the fact all hell’s about to break loose on his watch, he can’t resist the opportunity to insert himself into her earthly assignment. Can he convince Ianthe of her true calling and thereby win her heart? Or will his subterfuge ultimately cost him her love?

http://www.amazon.com/Changelings-Crown-Juli-D-Revezzo-ebook/dp/B00KPJ27UW
http://julidrevezzo.com

M. S. Spencer said...

Who to trust? The policeman, the handsome Senator, or the secret agent? Claire Wilding must decide and soon, before the murderer strikes again.
The Mason's Mark: Love and Death in the Tower (an Old Town Romance)
M. S. Spencer
In both the best and worst first day at work ever, docent Claire Wilding meets the man of her dreams, but her carefully rehearsed guided tour of the George Washington National Masonic Memorial falls apart when she discovers a dead body. Together with Detective Ernest Angle, she's drawn into a dark world of black ops and Italian renegade masons. Also cloaked in mystery is her new love Gideon Bliss. A George Washington expert, he haunts the Memorial, his manner evasive. What is his secret? Claire fears she'll fall in love with him only to learn he's a thief or even a murderer.
Juggling two eccentric mothers, an inquisitive sister, and an increasingly smitten Ernest, Claire must find answers to a complex web of intrigue, including which black ops agent to trust, whether our first president strayed, and if she and Gideon will ever be together.
http://www.amazon.com/Masons-Mark-Love-Death-Tower-ebook/dp/B00HUCFYH0/
http://msspencertalespinner.blogspot.com

Jane Leopold Quinn said...

Hi All, this is the blurb for my latest release or I should say re-release. A Promise at Dawn is an older woman/younger man short story of about 16,000 words. It's here at Amazon with a couple of stellar reviews:

http://www.amazon.com/Promise-Dawn-Jane-Leopold-Quinn-ebook/dp/B00KX8KGL2/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1403115769&sr=8-1&keywords=jane+leopold+quinn

And here's the blurb:

Scorchingly sensual - Faye Burke, recently widowed, retreated to the coast of Maine to grieve and reassess her future. Her favorite part of the day is watching the sun rise out of the Atlantic Ocean. It’s also when the man she considers her guilty pleasure runs along the beach.

Gil Farrelly, a successful painter, is trying to get his career back on track after the studio fire that destroyed everything. He starts his creative juices flowing every day by running on the beach. The lovely woman who watches him also gets his juices flowing, and he’s determined to reinvent his career by painting her.

Faye’s combination of maturity and sensual vulnerability intrigue Gil, and he wants to immortalize her on his canvas. She’s flattered, aroused, and ultimately frightened of the emotions he incites. He claims not to care he’s younger by twelve years, but she believes sooner or later he’ll come to his senses and seek out women his own age. Can Faye conquer her fears? Can Gil prove to her it’s not age separating them but her fear?

JoAnne Myers said...

Hello, here is my blurb for "Moon People" one story in my fantasy anthology "Loves, Myths, and Monsters," available here:
MELANGE IN PRINT AND EBOOK:
http://www.melange-books.com/authors/joannemyers/LMM.html

LULU in print
http://www.lulu.com/shop/joanne-myers/loves-myths-and-monsters/paperback/product-21546632.html

AMAZON KINDLE STORE
http://www.amazon.com/Loves-Myths-Monsters-Collection-Urban-ebook/dp/B00JL3J4P4/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1397151617&sr=1-1&keywords=Loves%2C+Myths+and+Monsters


Moon People

I never meant to fall in love with Drake, but his pure soul called to me like a treasure chest calls fortune hunters. I know what love can do to a mermaid. I know all the good and bad of it…have known for hundreds of years. That’s why I never allowed myself to fall in love, to commit, or to have children.
My Housemother Gretchen tells us, “People like us have no use for love.”
Sister-maid Vanessa says, “Just give them your body, but never your heart.”
I’ve never given either one to a man. I’m not like the others. I’m born of a rare substance.
“You’re the exception to the rule, Constance,” Lidia told me.
We live all over the world, always near water. Men have killed themselves and others for us. They have deserted their wives and children for us. Our beauty is like no other.
Our voices are sweeter than wine. We lure. We attract. No one can resist our charms. But tasting our pleasure comes at a high price. Any man who dares to love us finds heartache and death.
I know all the old lore about my kind. We are known by many names: water fairies, sirens, selkies, seal women, and ondines. Thousands of stories, songs, and legends have been written and sung about us.
I am well aware of the countless stories of us first told by sailors upon the high seas to pass the time and to amuse the cabin boys. The myths about us range from humorous childish stories, to tales of what hideous bloodthirsty monsters from Hell we are. Historians call us mythological creatures, causing shipwrecks and insanity in strong men. Some or all these theories are true in some form, but only my kind knows the truth. We move often. One sure way of existing in a world of suspicion and prejudice is by not taking root.
My family’s move to Willowick, a small, confined area created by a treaty with the Iroquois Indians and established in 1796, was my idea. Living in small groups enables each member to voice her opinions of the mortal world. It had been my turn to find our new home, and, after reading about this waterfront community on the Internet, the town seemed just right. Located on the Lake Erie coastline, it consisted of dozens of small, insignificant villages and commercial ports. Surrounded by national forests and wildlife preserves with a total population of less than fifteen thousand, Willowick was a smorgasbord of fresh meat with a quick and easy escape into Canadian waters.

Charmaine Gordon said...

Charmaine Gordon here with a blurb from She Didn't Say No

She Didn’t Say No by Charmaine Gordon is now available as an AUDIOBOOK on Audible, iTunes, and on Amazon! Also in All Ebook Formats and Print Editions.

Nineteen year old Grace Meredith didn’t say no to the Big Man On Campus, Scott Dwyer. And then her life changed...Grace makes her way to a new town and, with the kindness of strangers, establishes a business called The Pet Emporium where she grooms, what else? Dogs and cats.
Years later, a too-close encounter of an unpleasant kind with a skunk and Scott’s German Shepherd reunites the former lovers.
What happens in between are their stories of beginnings and endings and love lost, then found.


Review

5.0 out of 5 stars Winning story about hope, love and survival February 27, 2014
by Judith Audevard
So nice to read a book where the heroine is treated kindly, has special loves and successfully survives life traumas. I loved that everything about Grace Meredith and her surroundings were clearly described. From her early college days to becoming a mature woman, the reader is kept involved and is pleasantly surprised with the outcome.
She Didn’t Say No is narrated and produced by Julie Sears, professional voiceover artist and narrator, residing in California, and co-owner of Sears Voices.





AUDIO, PRINT, and ALL ELECTRONIC EDITIONS


BUY LINKS


AUDIO on Audible.com
http://www.audible.com/pd/Romance/She-Didnt-Say-No-Audiobook/B00KDPIWJS/

http://www.amazon.com/She-Didnt-Say-Beginning-Volume/dp/0615959865


http://www.amazon.com/She-Didnt-Say-Beginning-Not-ebook/dp/B00I1MRP9S

https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-shedidn039tsayno-1404960-149.html

Smashwords for All Ereaders
https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/400933


And for a free ebook download from Charmaine Gordon and Vanilla Heart Publishing...
A Taste of... Charmaine Gordon

or

http://books.noisetrade.com/charmainegordon/a-taste-of-charmaine-gordon


http://youtu.be/fdBbIVdBXXo

Thanks for this unique opportunity, EQ.

Rose Anderson said...

You're welcome, Charmaine. Good to see you joining in. :)

Maggie Le Page said...

BEACH READ ALERT!

A HEAT OF THE MOMENT THING by Maggie Le Page

There's only one thing worse than a love triangle: when your sister makes it a square.

Becky Jordan has had it with relationships. From now on her time and dedication won’t be lavished on her latest Mr. Wrong—or, worse, Mr. Hell-No!—just the dream travel job which has unexpectedly leapt into her lap. Finally, life is looking great.

Unfortunately, not as great as her sizzling-hot, take-charge new boss. Matt Frobisher is everything she doesn't want him to be, but if anyone thinks she'll risk her career on a workplace fling they can think again. No amount of Superman behaviour from him will make her roll over and play Lois.

At least, that's what her head says. Her heart, however, doesn't do logical. In desperation she finds herself a Mr. Distraction, one with no strings and plenty of appeal. But Mr. Distraction also comes with unforeseen complications. Kryptonite complications, like Becky’s sister. And when she shows up there’s only one sure thing: not even Superman can prevent the Disaster Fest that’s about to blow Becky’s life apart.

(Contains one guy determined to win the girl, one girl determined not to be won, and plenty of heat in the middle.)

Buy A Heat Of The Moment Thing on:
Amazon
Barnes & Noble
Google Play
iTunes
Kobo
Smashwords

Visit Maggie Le Page at
Her website
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Fiona McGier said...

Minnesota Romance #1-For The Love Of His Life

When a famous action star needs to clean-up for a major role that even he doubts he can deliver, the director sends him up to a resort owned by his grandmother in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area of upper Minnesota, to learn to commune with nature. His guide is Veronica, the director's cousin, a tall, athletic woman who has the relaxed, sensible nature of someone who knows herself well. Raul's initial clumsy attempt to seduce her makes her laugh...so he calls her fat. Is there any hope that their relationship will progress beyond its rocky start? Will the local woman he grows to love believe someone who "lies for a living"? And can Raul overcome his partying nature to discover what is really important in life?
NOW on sale for only $3.48 at:

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Minnesota Romance #2--Only One Man Will Do

Tough-as-nails businesswoman by day, Alexandra is a biker queen by night. She's never been satisfied with just one man, enjoying all of the men she "hand-picked" for her gang. When a large Russian man inserts himself into her life, she follows her instincts to some explosive sex. Ex-KGB agent Dmitri has been wandering across the US for years. When the woman he's sent to deliver an ultimatum to turns out to be his favorite fantasy come true, he decides to try to convince her that he can be all the man she needs. But he's not willing to share her with her gang, and she's not willing to give up other men. When two of her bikers are killed, Dmitri is the main suspect. How far is he willing to go to keep her to himself? And has she really fallen in love for the first time ever...with a murderer?

NOW on sale for only $3.48 at:

http://www.coffeetimeromance.com/BookStore/pubs_product_book_info/eternal-press-c-49/only-one-man-will-do-p-11548

http://www.fionamcgier.com


Victoria Adams said...

From my very very soon to be released new adult contemporary romance - A Guy and A Girl

After an ugly past forced Hunter Connolly to escape to Europe, the talented hockey player is back in North America and determined to land a position with a professional team. But he can’t hide from his past forever, especially when his beautiful classmate, Chelsea, forces him to reexamine his life. Soon, hockey is not his first priority anymore.
Chelsea Henderson is a bright co-ed working towards her dream of being a professional dancer. She forms a unique friendship with one of her father’s newest recruits and would love nothing more than to take it to the next level. However, there’s just one small problem. He doesn’t know she’s his coach’s daughter.
Amid the deceptions, danger lurks closer than they could ever imagine. Will fate contrive to rip the young lovers apart? Or will Hunter and Chelsea have their shot at love?