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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Hump Day Blurb Share!



This Wednesday meme is all about the blurb. Can a few tempting words of introduction grab a reader's attention? Let's find out!

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24 comments:

E. Ayers said...

Coming Monday July 21:
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Brad and Ryn's Story
(A River City Novel)

Brad Shoemaker was blindsided when he discovered that love could be silent, and Kathryn “Ryn” Demary is mute. But when Mayor Bruno Giovanni is forced into early retirement, he chooses Brad to run in his place. Ryn is determined to campaign at Brad’s side, but instead of being an asset, she just might be his biggest liability. Ryn finds herself campaigning not just for Brad to become mayor but also for his love. Politics can get dirty and Ryn’s caught in the middle.

Barbara Mikula said...

Here's the blurb from Kaylin's Pursuit, Book 1 of the new BDSM series, The Black Iris Club, by Skye Michaels set in my hometown, Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The series is about four friends who are either cops or lawyers:

Kaylin’s Pursuit by Skye Michaels
The Black Iris Club One
M/F Erotic Romance/BDSM/Heat Level: Scorching

Homicide Detective, Kaylin Gallagher, and her partner, Delaney Lord, are called to the parking garage of a twenty-story building in downtown Fort Lauderdale on a muggy Sunday morning in July. The body of a young woman had been found in the dumpster on the first level.
With little evidence, they tour the premises of the private and very luxurious penthouse BDSM Club called The Black Iris Club looking for a crime scene. The club’s owner, handsome bachelor Jack Dalton Brown, has an iron-clad alibi, but Del Lord is still suspicious.
Although Brown has his pick of women, the beautiful but slightly quirky detective catches his eye. When the investigation of the murder is going nowhere, Jack Brown offers to let the detectives run an undercover operation in his club. With Kaylin as his sub they attempt to draw out the murderer. In the meantime three more bodies have turned up, and the situation is getting desperate and Jack and Kaylin’s relationship blooms. When it hits some rocky ground. Can the Dom and the Detective get the bad guy and work out their problems?
http://www.amazon.com/Kaylins-Pursuit-Publishing-Everlasting-Classic-ebook/dp/B00KPVMQ6U/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1401724115&sr=8-1&keywords=KAYLIN%27S+PURSUIT

Also Available on Bookstrand.Com, at http://www.bookstrand.com/kaylins-pursuit

Rose Anderson said...

Dreamscape ~by Rose Anderson
A time-travel murder mystery, a reader's puzzle, & a love story that transcends time. http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B004XDGWL6
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Unable to deny his own translucence, Dr. Jason Bowen determines his lack of physical substance could only mean one thing—he's a ghost. Murdered more than a century before, Jason haunts his house and ponders the treachery that took his life. When Lanie O'Keefe arrives with plans to renovate her newly purchased Victorian mansion, Jason discovers, ghost or not, he's still very much a man. Despite its derelict condition and haunted reputation, Lanie couldn't be happier with her new home, but then she has no idea a spirit follows her every move throughout the day and shares her captivating warmth at night. Jason soon discovers he can travel through Lanie's dreams and finds himself reliving the days before his murder with Lanie by his side. It took one hundred and twenty years for love to find them, but there's that insurmountable little matter of Jason being dead.
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Find wherever books are sold. Sample here:
https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/333971

Get to know Rose
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Dara Young said...

Amazon | iTunes | B&N | Kobo | ARe

GoodReads | Authorgraph

A woman on the run…
Karen James is a woman with a plan. Running from her past and her ability to control water, aquakinesis, her goal is to live a normal life. In denial about who and what she is, she ignores a sexy fireman’s offer of help until a fatal mishap puts her in the path of the juggernaut she’s been running from.

A man focused on the present…
Dalton Moore, a pyrokinetic determined to teach Karen how to control her power, has his own past he’d prefer to leave behind. But as his effort to help one woman turns into a commitment to the supernatural community, less and less of the past is staying where it belongs.

A mad man on the loose…
Her past returns with a vengeance pitting her against the scientist she escaped and his pursuit for genetic perfection. Neither Karen nor Dalton expected to be caught in the middle of one man’s twisted scheme or to become the superheroes the world suddenly needed.

The best laid plans…
And falling in love while trying to stop a madman? Not part of the plan. But Fate has a plan of her own because superheroes need love, too.

Dara Young said...

Gues its too early for me...
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00KPN5YB2

http://darayoungwrites.com

Yolanda Ashton said...

Here's the blurb for His Source, a slightly paranormal multicultural romance:

Love is the best revenge.....
Devastated after an emotional break-up, Alexis decides to finish her fall semester and leave East Brook College and the town of East Brook forever, certain starting over in a new place will soothe her wounded heart. Her plans are derailed when her ex-lover returns wanting another chance. Despite the chemistry between them and their sensual history, should she risk her heart again for a man who told her she wasn’t good enough for him or his tribe?
Bowing to tribal pressure, Sean Yonah was forced to hurt his best friend and lover, the one woman he couldn’t get enough of. Now the Spirits say she may be his “other.” Sean knows what he did was deplorable, but if he doesn’t convince Alexis to forgive him, he’ll lose a lot more than the love of his life.

Want more?
Visit my site @ www.yolandaashton.wordpress.com
Buy @ http://www.amazon.com/His-Source-Yolanda-Ashton-ebook/dp/B00J44SSBG/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1405512404&sr=8-1&keywords=His+Source

Margaret Taylor said...

To Save The Broken Heart: Book 2 of the Dragons, Griffons and Centaurs, Oh My! Series

BLURB:

Lanni Heegan is having a really bad day. Recently recovered from being mostly dead, she sets off to save War Advisor Arin Manus from an unsure fate at the hands of the traitorous Griffons. But what starts out as a rescue mission, soon has her in yet another mess. Will she have the strength to survive or will she need saving herself?

Arin Manus is also having a really bad day. Traded to the Orc’s, his rage over Lanni’s death and his own circumstances will not be tempered anytime soon. Or will it? Can he put aside his desire for vengeance and escape to fight another day or will he allow it to consume his broken heart and kill him…

Are either of them strong enough to combat the plans set in motion by the dark evil bent on ruling The Five Kingdoms? Do either of them have the necessary fortitude to fight the battles ahead? Or will they wallow in self-pity and give in to the ancient Prophecy that started it all…

Find out if Arin and Lanni can Save Their Broken Hearts in the continuing saga of Dragons, Griffons and Centaurs, Oh My!...

Buy: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00LQEU0ZO

Enjoy...:D

Susan Macatee said...

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















James D said...

Trying out a new blurb for Dream Student, the first book of my series - curious what people think of it:

College junior Sara Barnes thought her life was totally under control. All she had to worry about was her final exams, Christmas shopping, applying to medical school - and what to do about the cute freshman in the next dorm with a crush on her. Everything was going according to plan, until the night she started seeing other people's dreams.

It's bad enough that Sara is learning more than she ever needed to know about her friends and classmates, watching their most secret fantasies whether she wants to or not. Much worse are the other dreams, the ones she sees nearly every night, featuring a strange, terrifying man who commits unspeakable crimes. Now Sara wonders if she's the only witness to a serial killer - and the only one who knows when and where he's going to strike next.

Dream Student is the first book of the Dream Series.

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

Rosemary Gemmell said...

Dangerous Deceit by Romy Gemmell

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

www.rosemarygemmell.com


Daryl Devore said...

Capri's Fate - Erotic contemporary fantasy


What's a woman to do when a voice follows her home and makes mad, passionate love to her?

Corporate business woman, Capricious Gray, is dragged to a sex toy convention by her best friend. Once a shocking, mysterious disembodied voice helps her with her purchases, it follows her home. Passion ensues, leaving Capri torn between lust for her fantasy lover and the desperate need for reality in her life.

Thall, son of one of the Fates, harbors the irrepressible need to be with the woman he's desired from afar for years. In order to make her his, once and for all, he must help Capri get past her fears, including the fear of what he represents - a fantasy.

Can fantasy become a reality for these two lovers?

Buy Link -
http://www.amazon.com/Capris-Fate-ebook/dp/B00CJ1I6Y0/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1366992997&sr=1-1&keywords=new+dawning+bookfair

Tweeted etc.

Victoria Adams said...

Dancing in Circles - book 1 in the Circles Trilogy.

One born into privilege and a charmed life surrounded by love and family. The other born to a life of violence on the streets as the solemn gang leader of the notorious Shoresmen. A young, idealistic co-ed, Julie, meets a jaded, cold gang member, Robert, and cracks his icy shell, allowing the warmth of her love to awaken his soul.

Buy link - Dancing in Circles - http://www.amazon.com/dp/B009PFNPMG

Tweeted - FB and Google+ shared.

LynneK said...

The Intimacy of Strangers- Contemporary Mystery Romance

At fifteen, Ross Devlin carried eight year old, Rebecca Jones from a devastating stable fire but in doing so had sacrificed his father’s life. Then afterwards, it was he who found Rebecca traumatised and hiding in a tree house. She had been missing for 24 hours. A fortnight later her mother commits suicide.
Eighteen years on, both are drawn back to the place where lies, adultery and murder changed their young lives forever and both are seeking answers. It is the attraction they feel for each other that begins to complicate and test loyalties.
Captain Ross Devlin believes Rebecca’s memory loss is to protect her father whilst Rebecca feels emotionally drawn to this stranger from her past but begins to question what his interest is in her. Did her grandmother die from natural causes or was she driven to her death and was Ross Devlin involved? Then there is the arson attack on the cottage she is living in.
It would have been far safer if she hadn’t started remembering especially when a killer is watching her every move.
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Intimacy-Strangers-Lynne-King-ebook/dp/B00L2PA3RC/
http://www.lynnekingauthor.co.uk

margobondcollins.com said...

Taming the Country Star by Margo Bond Collins

Blurb:

He'll do anything to win her heart. She'll do anything to keep him away.

Country star Cole Grayson is in town, and Kylie Andrews is less than thrilled. As if months of changing the radio station and tearing down his posters weren’t bad enough, now she has to deal with a town of fans swarming toward the man who deceived her the year before. But when Kylie’s eyes meet Cole’s again, she can’t deny the electric chemistry that drew her to him the first time around.

Cole Grayson is on a mission. Ever since Kylie left him, he hasn’t been able to forget her sweet country smile. After writing a song just for her, he sets off for her hometown to prove he’s not the player she thinks he is. But as much as Cole can’t forget her, Kylie wonders if she can forgive him…

Buy Link: http://bookShow.me/B00KK4DORC
Website: http://www.MargoBondCollins.net

Mellie said...

Gambler’s Folly
[BookStrand Futuristic Paranormal Romance, shape-shifters, HEA]
While vacationing on Gambler’s Folly with her husband, Trae, Karianna O’Brien’s life is ripped apart when Trae loses her to Damiano Leone in a game of chance. Within two days, she is divorced, widowed, and married to Damiano, the darkly desirable, powerful, and dangerous lord of the underworld.
Irresistibly drawn to Damiano, Karianna enters a world of wealth and glamour in his casinos, while he teaches her the meaning of pleasure and sensuality in his bed. Though married to Trae for four years, she’s never experienced true seduction, or sex so exquisite it could become an addiction. Is he really human, or something else?
As Damiano’s enemies threaten Karianna to leverage his vote in the syndicate, he gambles all he’s worth in a dangerous game of skill. Will his plans pay off in time to save Karianna? Or will he lose both his business and his soul mate?
http://www.amazon.com/author/melliemiller
http://melliemiller.com

Jana Richards said...

Happy Wednesday! This blurb is from HER BEST MAN,Book one in my Left at the Altar series:

Sarah Stevens experiences a bride's worst nightmare; being dumped at the altar. When she goes on the Caribbean cruise meant to be her honeymoon in order to lick her wounds, she discovers her ex-fiancé has sent his brother, Will Marshall, the former best man, on the cruise as well. Everyone on board thinks they're newlyweds, and Sarah is too embarrassed to set them straight. How is she supposed to share a tiny cabin with a man she barely knows? How is she supposed to pretend that she and Will are on their honeymoon? Even worse, how can she keep from falling in love with him? Sarah discovers the best man for her really is the best man.

HER BEST MAN is available at:
Uncial Press
Amazon
Kobo
B & N
All Romance Ebooks
IBooks
Untreed Reads
Chapters/Indigo

Thanks for reading my blurb!
Jana Richards
www.janarichards.com

JoAnne Myers said...

"Loves, Myths, and Monsters" a fantasy anthology staring the Mothman, the Chupracabra, time travel, reincarnation, Mermaids, a love curse, a demonic cellmate, werewolves, a Quaker love story, and a serial killer family from 1873.

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

Josie Riviera said...

Happy Wednesday everyone!

This blurb is from SEEKING PATIENCE, an inspirational historical romance about a Gypsy man and widowed noblewoman.

Do people prove their self-worth by strength, or by character?

A Romany leader confronts the English heritage he has denied when he lands, beaten and powerless, in the path of a high-spirited young widow. Will the prim countess agree to hide the charismatic rogue in her home and jeopardize her safety while her stepson accuses her of murdering her elderly husband?

Patience Blakwell is not beautiful. As a dutiful young countess in Regency England, she endures her husband’s cruelty. She struggles with her faith, trying to understand why God is not following the plan she had for her life—to be loved and cherished by her husband. After her husband’s unexpected death, her grown stepson charges her with her late husband’s murder.

Luca Boldor, more Gypsy than English, is determined to prove that he is strong and capable and doesn’t need anyone. But once he is forced to depend on Lady Patience Blakwell, a woman who represents all he loathes, he must decide whether he should turn away when she needs him, or risk his most vulnerable, forgiving self to keep her safe. By denying his English heritage, has he denied a part of himself?

SEEKING PATIENCE is available at Amazon.com and Goodreads:

Seeking Patience (Regency) http://tinyurl.com/a9nnbwy


Thanks for reading!

Andrea Cooper said...

Thank you! Great blurbs.

Here's mine from Son of Dragons Book 2 Legends of Oblivion a Fantasy/ Paranormal Romance

In a time of false peace, the dead rise as soldiers for the Warloc’s scheme. For thousands of years he has stood ready for the final battle. Though the witch and her cursed Elvin have destroyed his physical body, now with his protégé, he has honed a new way to wage war.

Shunned by her own people and weary-hearted from centuries of lost loves, Elvin warrior Mirhana scours the land to silence the undead. Her heart has turned as cold as the sword she wields, until a prince seeks her aid.

Never has Prince Landon met a woman like Mirhana. Both beautiful and deadly, she haunts his dreams. The battle at hand becomes more enchanting than fighting to remain true to his unseen betrothed.

When a traitor emerges, new alliances are tested and the only remaining hope is to follow the prophecy and find the ... Son of Dragons.

Amazon Buylink: smarturl.it/SonofDragons

Cris Anson said...

Cool idea and great blurbs. Here's mine:

REDEMPTION AND GLORY
by Cris Anson.

Bored with all the groupies who provide him with anonymous sex, famous sculptor Adam accepts the offer to lurk behind a voyeur screen at his agent’s BDSM club. Watching the magnificent Mistress Glory in action, Adam is so smitten that he can’t decide if he wants to tame her or kneel before her.

When Davinia helps her business partner at a book signing, the man of her wet dreams—a magazine’s “Most Eligible Bachelor”—comes by to help publicize the event. Instant lust turns to chagrin when he addresses her as Mistress Glory.

As the two novices to Dominance and submission explore what turns them on in this exciting new world, the journey takes explosive twists and turns. Add the sexy agent and his slave and anything can—and does—happen.

Inside Scoop: Contains a steamy ménage with both m/m and f/f action and lots of dungeon activity resulting in one scorching-hot story.

Buylinks:

(Ellora's Cave) http://www.ellorascave.com/redemption-and-glory.html

(Amazon) http://www.amazon.com/Redemption-Glory-Cris-Anson-ebook/dp/B00KLK2VUG/ref=la_B0036LJT7A_1_13?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1405538816&sr=1-13

(Barnes&Noble) http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/redemption-and-glory-cris-anson/1119617056?ean=9781419992391

(Kobo) http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/redemption-and-glory

Elaine Violette said...

From my newest release, A Kiss of Promise.

Adventurer Martin Blackstone escapes the stuffy rituals of England to seek his destiny in America. He leaves Alaina Craymore behind, believing she is better off without him. Suffering under the scandalous circumstances surrounding her father’s death, only Alaina’s love for Martin and the memory of their one stolen kiss have kept Alaina steady. But she hasn’t heard from Martin in far too long and cannot wait forever in the hopes that he will return from America. Just as Alaina begins to recover, one of her father’s associates emerges from the shadows with a choice—she must pose as his fiancée in America or he’ll send her brother to prison on charges of forgery. Willing to endure ruin and an uncertain future, Alaina agrees—she can do no less for the brother who’s spent his entire life protecting her. Only the man who spurned her can save her from the black mailing scoundrel and a ruined reputation.
Martin hasn’t forgotten Alaina or the kiss they shared. When word of her sacrifice reaches him, he’ll move heaven and earth to find her and make her his, no matter the cost.
Will the strong-minded, independent Alaina chose ruin over the fear that a marriage proposal has been offered out of duty rather than love?
A Blush® historical romance from Ellora’s Cave
www.elaineviolette.com
http://www.amazon.com/Elaine-Violette/e/B008H5NKQQ

Ellen Gragg said...

What Was I Thinking
by Ellen Gragg

Mired in a stagnant career and the lonely, faceless slog of modern life, at first Addie Hull doesn't quite know what to make of handsome, chivalrous Bert Roland and his oddly old-fashioned mannerisms. Deciding to be reckless in her life for once, Addie lets herself be swept off her feet. But mere weeks into their romance, Bert announces that he must return home to St. Louis... in 1904.
What's a little thing like time travel in the face of true love? Addie jumps at the chance to follow Bert and leave her modern life behind, but 1904 is no time for a modern woman, and once at home Bert starts seeming like much less of a modern man. Even the electrifying magic of the World's Fair seems to be hiding unpleasant surprises at every turn. As much as Addie loves Bert she has to wonder... What was I thinking?

A Sweet Cravings release from Secret Cravings Publishing
www.ellengragg.com
Buy links: SweetCravings_WWIT, Barnesandnoble_WWIT , & Amazon_WWIT

Elaine Hopper said...

Blurb from COOKING UP A STORM by Ashley Ladd

Brooks and Rique desperately want to win the head chef’s position offered by an eccentric millionaire Jonah Verleun on his beautiful, private but peculiar island that includes a zoo full of exotic animals, an amusement park and a monster shark tank beneath Jonah’s bedroom floor. While Brooks wants the job to escape his heartache and the lover who thwarted him, Rique is hiding from the mob, hoping to live long enough to pay them off with the prize winnings. Fierce competitors, they cook up a storm in a series of cooking challenges while trying to turn down the heat on their intense attraction. When a hurricane strikes the island, the storm Rique has been cooking up explodes, and no heart—or body—is safe.

BUY LINK: https://www.totallybound.com/cooking-up-a-storm

Ashley Ladd: http://www.ashleyladd.blogspot.com

Elysa said...

Story Blurb for STAR RAIDERS
On sale at Amazon for 99 cents until Monday 7/21/14
http://is.gd/starraiders

A FIERY ENCOUNTER
Like two ill-aligned stars, Shyanne Kedar and Greyson Dane were destined to collide. She was a smuggler’s daughter, and he, an interstellar lawman. Their affair was scorching, dazzling…and ended like a supernova, in a blaze of betrayal.

A LOVE REKINDLED
Ten years later, the flames haven’t cooled. Shyanne’s lush body, the twist of her lips and the fire in her eyes—all radiate the same magnetism that ensnared Greyson before, and now he’s truly her prisoner. But as much as things have changed, they remain exactly the same. Danger threatens. Humanity’s fate hangs in the balance. And though his tempting captor doesn’t know it, if Greyson’s plan succeeds, it will save mankind…and lose him the only woman he ever loved. This time, forever.