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Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Hump Day Blurb Share!



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Rose Anderson said...

Loving Leonardo by Rose Anderson
http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B004XDGWL6
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Bound by limits dictated by society, Art Historian Nicolas Halstead lived a guarded life until a tempest in the form of Elenora Schwaab blew into his world. At first Nicolas can’t decide if the audacious American is simply mad or plotting blackmail for not only does she declare knowledge of his homosexuality, she offers him a marriage proposal.

After Ellie tells him of a previously unknown work of Leonardo da Vinci, a book of erotic love poems and sketches dedicated to the artist’s long-time lover Salai, Nicolas joins her in a race to save the book from destruction. Along the way they encounter Historian Luca Franco and discover a comfortable compatibility that comes to redefine their long-held notions of love. The trio embarks on an adventure filled with sensual discovery, intrigue, and danger. Little do they know Leonardo da Vinci’s book is far more than meets the eye.
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Sample the first chapters
https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/333971

Get to know Rose
http://calliopeswritingtablet.com/

Jane Leopold Quinn said...

Winning Violetta, a sensual faery tale - http://amzn.com/B00EBVCO58

Beautiful Princess Violetta is facing the fact that the winner of her father's joust will become her husband. For starters, her father broke his promise to let her choose her own husband. Her two faery godsisters aren't much help. According to Fae Code, they can't make her fall in love with the handsome prince, they can only facilitate it.

Prince Colin arrives undercover in the castle and immediately falls in love with the woman who shoots him with her bow and arrow. He didn't know at first that she was the princess. His mission is in danger from all sides. If/when the king discovers his true identity, he's doomed to death as a spy. If/when Violetta discovers his true identity, she probably won't believe in his love.

What will happen when the truth comes out, and how will the faery godsisters facilitate a happily ever after for the Royal couple?

http://janeleopoldquinn.blogspot.com

Margaret Taylor said...

To Light The Dragon's Fire: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00KYIVBS8

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Independent and feisty Terra Heegan is on the verge of sacrificing everything to save her family’s struggling trucking company. But, she wants one last hoorah before settling into a loveless marriage. With her sister, Lanni, Terra takes a trip into the Mountains of Wyoming to explore one of the few places left on Earth where adrenaline and wit are the only things that can keep her out of trouble…

Dragon King, Draven Taraxus, never wanted the crown. Born to a dying breed of Rulers, Draven has sat on the throne for the last 100 years, thanks to his father's impeachment. Boredom and stagnation have left his kingdom, and his heart, ripe for the picking by a power hungry evil that has spent the same amount of time plotting and scheming to take over.

Everything is in place. The pieces have all been set and all Evil needs is one last ingredient to rule everything. The love of a human with fire-red hair and silvery eyes that will…Light The Dragon’s Fire

Donna Cummings said...

I DO. . . OR DIE -- a romantic comedy/mystery
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00K5ZHAWQ

“Always a bridesmaid, never a bride” is Shelby Atwood's personal credo. She’s managed to avoid commitment all her life – no pets, no plants, not even a long-term lease. Heck, she’s had COLDS last longer than her romantic relationships. How could she be any other way when she has a gigolo for a father?

But then gunfire erupts at the latest wedding she’s agreed to be in, and it ends up being the best thing to happen to Shelby’s love life. Detective Ryan Nichols is assigned to the case, and when the shootings don’t stop, he becomes her 24-hour bodyguard. Shelby wouldn’t mind except Ryan is too appealing, too sexy, and too happy to remind her of the raucous bachelorette party when she mistook him for a stripper.

Shelby’s plan is simple: find the shooter, have a fling with Ryan, and return to her non-committal life. Unfortunately, the shooter is very elusive. Shelby’s feelings for Ryan are way more than adrenaline-fueled lust. And returning to her normal life is now impossible since, despite her lifelong resistance, she’s managed to put her heart smack dab in the line of fire.

PJ Sharon said...

WESTERN DESERT-Book Two in the Chronicles of Lily Carmichael trilogy: Only .99 cents this month!

http://www.amazon.com/Western-Desert-Chronicles-Carmichael-ebook/dp/B00DJUHZS8/

WESTERN DESERT takes off where WANING MOON ends. Genetically enhanced sixteen-year-old Lily Carmichael, and seventeen-year-old Will Callahan embark on a journey across a sun-ravaged and decimated US in the year 2057, bound for the Western Desert on a dangerous rescue mission. The survivors they meet along the way put Lily’s healing abilities to the test and challenge Will’s resolve to find his missing father—no matter the cost. But even with the burden of life and death on their shoulders, and the Industry hot on their trail, the greatest challenge they face is trusting their hearts to each other.

Linda Andrews said...

Hearts in Barbed Wire (historical romance) only 99cents

http://www.amazon.com/Hearts-Barbed-Wire-Historical-Romance-ebook/dp/B00J4YICBW/

Lieutenant Lucien Duplan is wounded and trapped behind German lines. To reach the Dutch border and freedom, he needs Madeline Thevenet—a woman who eases his pain but is destined to become a nun.

Aiding the man responsible for her parents' death is the last thing Madeline wants to do. But to get her young brother safely to Holland, she will do anything to avoid being caught by the Germans and tried for treason, including putting her heart on the line.

Madeline and Luc must stay one step ahead of the enemy. But the war around them is nothing compared with the battle raging inside. For honor and duty demand one action; and love requires another.

Love’s Great War: Belgium, 1914

E. Ayers said...

Need a good summer/beach read? MARINER'S COVE

Start with a house at the beach. Stir together a young widow who still felt married, an irresponsible cousin, a misconception, an opportunity of a lifetime, a few tears, and a little humor. Add a generous amount of rain, plenty of sunshine, a love of sailing, and three children with very different problems. Put it all together in Mariner's Cove, then watch the friendship grow, and true love blossom.

http://amzn.com/B0053TA7ME

Victoria Adams said...

If this is a repeat post for today - please delete = the first time I tried to post it vanished.

From my latest release - A Guy and A Girl - NA contemporary romance- (NA means New Adult as in 17 yrs and up - not adult as in erotic.)

Lies, deceits and secrets - not a good way to begin a relationship.

Blurb
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?
Buy link - http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00L2GRD1U

For Free Read - Blog – http://victoriaadams.blogspot.com
WattPad - http://www.wattpad.com/user/VictoriaAdams

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E. Ayers said...

I loved this book!

James D said...

"Dream Doctor" by J.J. DiBenedetto
http://getBook.at/DreamDoctor and http://getBook.at/DreamDoctorAudio

"I didn't expect to see someone I don't know dreaming about killing one of my teachers. I thought I was done with that..."

But Sara's not done with it. As if adjusting to life as a newlywed and starting medical school wasn't difficult enough, she's started seeing the dreams of everyone around her, again. Before everything is said and done, those dreams might destroy Sara's hopes of becoming a doctor, wreck her marriage or even end her life...

"Dream Doctor" is the second novel in the Dreams series.

Rose Anderson said...

This was a fun steamy read.

Rose Anderson said...

This one is a perfect beach read. Short and satisfying. I loved the kids. :)

Rosemary Gemmell said...

Dangerous Deceit by Romy Gemmell (republished in British English!)

England, August 1813

Lydia Hetherington is uninterested in society balls or marriage, until her brother's friend, Lord Marcus Sheldon, rides into her life to unseat her from her horse and unsettle her heart. An undercover spy for the government, Sheldon is equally unsettled by Lydia.

Complicated by a French spy, her friend's unrequited love for Lydia's brother, James, and a traitorous villain, Lydia gradually finds her emotions stirred by Lord Sheldon. But what is his relationship with the beautiful Lady Smythe and his part in an old scandal? Lydia faces danger before all deception is uncovered and love claims its reward.

http://www.amazon.com/Dangerous-Deceit-Romy-Gemmell-ebook/dp/B00LADYDKY

Romy Gemmell
http://www.rosemarygemmell.com

Michelle Roth said...

The Blurb:

When Sara Westing needed signatures for a new catering contract, she had no idea that Deacon James would be the man holding the pen. Thrown into a last-minute meeting together, they both very quickly realize this isn't the first time they've met. They're left to negotiate the final details of a contract while pretending they didn't share a night of incredible passion, followed by a decade of awkward radio silence. Despite everything working against them, the attraction between them is still stronger than ever. Deacon will have to lay his heart on the line in order to convince Sara that he is a risk worth taking. Sara will have to let her guard down and learn to trust him. Together, can they navigate their way through a maze of professional risk, blazing passion, and personal baggage to prove the old saying wrong? Maybe with the right incentive people can and do change.

The buy link: http://www.amazon.com/Taste-Private-Relations-Publishing-Classic-ebook/dp/B00KPVMQEW

My website: http://www.michelleroth.net

Sandy said...

All Bets Are Off

Blurb: Ana Torres has dug her self out of her gambling debts and started a business to help others. Now, she wants to show her soul mate she has changed and win him back.

Jason Gibbs meets his wife at a party and realizes he still loves her even after all she cost him with her gambling addiction. He wants to find out if she has changed, and if she has, he will woo her back.

Buy link: http://www.amazon.com/All-Bets-Are-Sandra-Marshall-ebook/dp/B00LETFUZG/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1404171085&sr=1-1&keywords=All+Bets+Are+Off+by+Sandra+K.+Marshall

My website: http://www.skaymarshall.com

Sam Cheever said...

Thanks so much, EQ, for this wonderful opportunity to share!

Tall, Dark & Apocalyptic - Sexy Paranormal Romance!

Apart they are pain and death...apocalyptic. Together they are fire and magic...destiny.

He’s a warrior, a bounty hunter in a world turned upside down. She’s his latest bounty...a creature of dark power. As everything in their world implodes, they must work together to set it right, while the fire burning between them threatens to consume everything in its path.

Amazon.com: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00L5OIT0I
Paperback: http://www.amazon.com/Tall-Dark-Apocalyptic-Sam-Cheever/dp/149950697X
All Romance eBooks: https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-talldarkapocalyptic-1554223-140.html
Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/tall-dark-apocalyptic-sam-cheever/1119583053?ean=2940045959100
Kobo Books: http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/tall-dark-apocalyptic

Susan Macatee said...

Blurb for American-Victorian romance, Cassidy's War.


The Civil War is over, but Cassidy's War is just beginning.

Cassidy Stuart longs to attend medical school. Training beside her physician father and serving as a nurse during the war have only increased her desire to be a doctor with her own practice. When the man who left her at the altar returns, she’s determined not to let him upset the plans she's set for herself.

Until his mission is accomplished, George Masters must hide his identity as a Pinkerton agent as he investigates a physician living in George's former hometown, a short distance from Cassidy's home. When he finds Cassidy hasn’t married, he hopes he can rekindle their love while trying to protect her and the townsfolk from the evil Dr. Madison.

Can their love be renewed despite the villain's desire for revenge against them both?

http://www.amazon.com/Cassidys-War-ebook/dp/B006VX48FS/ref=tmm_kin_title_0?ie=UTF8&m=AG56TWVU5XWC2&qid=1326644295&sr=1-1

http://susanmacatee.com















Jules Court said...

Rescuing Love by Jules Court

Recently fired attorney, Becca Lynch, only came home to Cape Cod, Massachusetts to strap on a bridesmaid dress and accompany an old friend down the aisle. Just one week of pretending that her life’s great and she’s not secretly falling apart.

A complication of the male variety is the last thing she wants. But a blistering encounter with a handsome stranger in the employee bathroom of her hometown bar might be just what she needs.

As a rescue swimmer for the United States Coast Guard, Alex Petrov doesn’t think twice about jumping from a helicopter into raging seas if lives are at stake, but off the clock, he prefers calmer waters.

Hooking up with a stranger, who turns out to be his roommate’s sister, just isn’t something he does. Until Becca.

But passion doesn't worry about bad timing, and love can prove a more uncontrollable force than any ocean wave.

Available at:

Bookstrand Publishing: www.bookstrand.com/rescuing-love

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Rescuing-Love-BookStrand-Publishing-Mainstream-ebook/dp/B00LEQMF66/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1404317544&sr=8-1&keywords=jules+court+rescuing+love

Kristy said...

Stuck With You
by Kristy Tate
Andie, real estate photographer, wanna-be philanthropist and blogger, is saving her pennies and dimes until she can afford to travel and shine a bright light on the world’s poor and needy. Whit, an investment banker and adventure travel magazine writer, wants nothing more than to escape his mother’s match-making schemes.
When Andie breaks Whit’s glasses, he offers to forgive her debt if she’ll pose as his date to his brother’s wedding. It's the perfect mixture of business and pleasure, until business threatens to get in the way of a happily-ever-after neither Andie nor Whit could have ever imagined. http://amzn.to/1kelT6i

Rose Anderson said...

You're welcome, Sam. We glad you're participating. :)

Jill James said...

Divorce, Interrupted
by Jill James

Book 1 - The Lake Willowbee Series

Newly-divorced Todd and Lisa Miller are stranded at their mountain cabin. There to divide a lifetime of memories, they soon are in danger from more than the anger between them. A vicious storm forces them to rely on each other to survive.

Can they trust the one person they lost belief in? Or are their hearts in danger from more than floods and frigid weather?

Now FREE: http://amzn.com/B005S9ZIN2
Blog: http://www.jilljameswrites.com/blog

Babette James said...

Thanks for letting us share!

Clear As Day by Babette James, a spicy contemporary romance
http://viewbook.at/ClearAsDay

What's a girl to do when her summer lover wants forever?

Haunted by dark memories of her parents' volatile marriage, artist Kay Browning keeps her heart locked behind a free-spirit facade and contents herself with the comfortable affair she has every summer with easygoing photographer Nate Quinn.

The only trouble with her plan? This summer Nate’s come to Lake Mohave to claim the lover he can't let go. He’s done with the endless traveling and settling for temporary homes and temporary loves. Kay's always been more than just a vacation fling, and now he must convince this woman, who sees love as a course to certain heartbreak, to take that leap of faith and learn how safe love with the right man can be.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

BLUEBONNETS FOR ELLY by Sandra Nachlinger

When Elly moves to Shannon Ridge, Texas, she expects to fill her days helping her grandmother—doling out medications and running errands. Still smarting from her fiancĂ©’s betrayal, the last thing she needs or wants is a man, especially a good lookin’ one. She’s been down that road before.
Derek White’s wife left him without a word, and he’s reluctant to get involved with anyone. But Granny Macauley’s granddaughter sure is tempting. He still doesn’t understand why Jeanette left him, so how can he explain that to another woman? And can he be sure he’s legally free?
Granny says some things come along only once and you have to grab them while you can. But when Derek’s past threatens and Elly’s ex-fiancĂ© reappears, she must decide—give her former love a second chance or gamble on a man whose history may ruin everything.

Amazon - http://www.amazon.com/Bluebonnets-Elly-Sandra-Nachlinger-ebook/dp/B00I86E3F6/

Blog: http://SandraNachlinger.blogspot.com

Jana Richards said...

Here's my blurb for my contemporary small town romance FIRST AND AGAIN:

Bridget Grant is back in Paradise. Paradise, North Dakota, that is.

She’s swallowed her pride and moved back to her hometown with her daughter after her divorce and the loss of her catering company. Now she’s trying to navigate the strained relationships she’d left behind – including her first love, Jack Davison.

Jack never forgot Bridget, or the day she left town – and him. When Bridget caters a lunch at Jack’s tourist ranch, old flames reignite. They have more in common than ever – Jack’s also a single parent. Though they both try to keep things casual, Bridget, Jack and their girls are starting to look a lot like a family.

But Bridget’s only planning to stay in Paradise until she’s saved enough to relaunch her business. Jack’s invested too much in his ranch to leave. And with their daughters involved both have a lot more at stake than heartbreak. How can they risk falling in love?

FIRST AND AGAIN may be purchased from Carina Press. For a complete list of buy links, please visit my website at www.janarichards.com Thank you!

JoAnne Myers said...

“Poems About Life, Love, and Everything in Between” is a poetry collection which provides a glimpse into the heart, mind and soul, of author JoAnne Myers. Inspired by the author’s love for nature, inspiration, spiritualism, family and friendships, it is a heartwarming read, written with love and respect for others. Some poems were written in times of sorrow, other’s in times of joyous celebration. Life if like that. http://outskirtspress.com/bookstore/1478734760.html.


Kim said...

DEADLY EXODUS: http://amzn.to/LgIxQy

Their love is forbidden…their lives in danger…

Trapped in a dystopian America where men are being exterminated and relationships are forbidden, Nyla is determined to change the course of her future and protect Ethan. Fleeing means abandoning her grandmother and imprisoned mother, but Nyla and her friends will do anything to escape an authoritarian government which has stolen their freedom and prohibits personal expression of any kind.

Desperate and dreaming of a new life, the group makes a run for the Mexican border through the inhospitable Big Bend region of Texas. Persistent patrols track and corner them, while a vast and desolate landscape inhabited by brazen predators tests their ability to survive.

Will they live to realize their dreams of a new life and a chance at love?
http://kimmcmahill.com or http://kimmcmahill.blogspot.com

K. R. Bailey said...

CAN YOU TRUST A COWBOY? by K. R. Bailey

Buy link: http:www.bookstrand.com/can-you-trust-a-cowboy
Also available through Amazon and Barnes and Noble

Tricia Beaumont, a hard-driving truck driver, owns Beaumont Trucking. When Tricia delivers rock at the job site of JTW and Sons, she’s unprepared for the sparks that fly when she meets Cowboy, the handsome business owner.

Westman Enterprises is wealthy enough to buy whatever they want, and they want Beaumont Trucking or the payment of a million dollars. Tricia stumbles on to an old contract signed by her father and realizes this is not something that is going away. Tricia’s office and trucks are vandalized, files go missing and her tires slashed. Someone is out to destroy her, and she suspects Westman Enterprises is responsible.

When she learns that Cowboy hasn’t been totally truthful, what she thought was a blossoming relationship turns into a nightmare. Can she learn to trust the man in the black Stetson amidst deception and half-truths when violence threatens to destroy her world?

http://KRBailey.com

Sharleen Scott said...

Caught in Cross Seas by Sharleen Scott | Out West Press
contemporary romance/mystery
available in paperback and e-book. www.sharleenscott.com

It’s summer in the tranquil coastal town of Angel Beach, Oregon, but not everyone is enjoying the surf. Harlie Cates is caught in a sea of catastrophes. One of her homeless charges has died, her food bank may be forced to shut down, a reporter suspects she’s the missing ex-wife of a wealthy philanthropist, and her gorgeous new neighbor is threatening to have her arrested for stalking him. One more problem and she’s going under for the last time.

Country music superstar Clay Masterson isn’t interested in dipping his toes in the cool Pacific. He’s on the trail of his supposedly dead father, who is wanted for murder in Montana, and the grapevine says he’ll find him in the vicinity of Angel Beach. For a guy with a famous face, hunting on his own isn’t easy. When he discovers Harlie isn’t a stalker, he enlists her in the search and soon finds his heart making discoveries of its own.

The current shifts when details in a local murder match the Montana murder case. There’s no sign of dear ol’ dad and Clay is beginning to look like a suspect. Harlie knows the truth, but a promise has her struggling to stay silent. Whether she talks or not, someone will be sacrificed, and it may be Harlie who is in the most danger of all.

Lyndi Lamont said...

ILONA'S WOLF by Lyndi Lamont:

Imagine a world filled with magic, a tormented knight, a damsel in distress, an evil sorcerer...

While picking herbs in the woods, Princess Ilona is rescued from a woodsman by a wolf. When the creature licks her wounds, it is suddenly transformed into a man. A very handsome, very naked man who makes passionate love to her in a glade. She has dreamed of a handsome knight to aid her cause, but a werewolf?

Cursed by an evil wizard, Rolf was trapped in wolf form until he tasted the blood of a royal. Now he must escort the princess on a hazardous journey back to the castle to stop an ill-fated wedding and face the evil wizard who placed the evil curse on Rolf.

Passion flares between them, but both know there is no future for a princess and a werewolf. Or is there? In a world where magic and passion combine, anything may be possible.

website: http://lindalyndi.com

Amazon buy link: http://amzn.com/B00FQWC14U

E. Ayers said...

I love this! So many great blurbs and something for everyone! My Kindle is going to overflow!

OTOH, maybe this is a really bad idea. I already have several of these books and now I need to add Susan's, Jana, Sharleen, and Sandra. Yeah, my Kindle is going to overflow!