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Wednesday, July 23, 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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22 comments:

Rose Anderson said...

Enchanted Skye ~by Rose Anderson
A contemporary love story wrapped in an ancient Selkie legend. http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B004XDGWL6
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Alexander MacCodrum belongs to a race of shape-shifting sea creatures living on Scotland’s Isle of Skye. When Jenna MacLeod unknowingly adds seven tears to the salt of the sea, she accidentally unleashes an ancient charm that catches the transformed Selkie unawares. Under this binding spell, Alex must win Jenna's heart, or the pain of unrequited love will drive him to take his own life. Unfortunately for Alex, Jenna hasn’t come to Skye looking for love and it will take the force of a hurricane to bring them together. But worse, Jenna’s violent ex-boyfriend has found her at last and Carl has made it perfectly clear – if he can’t have her, no one can.
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Find wherever books are sold. Sample here:
https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/333971

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

E. Ayers said...

This is my newest release Campaign, A River City Novel 99c.

The sale price on all my River City novels will go away tonight! Then it goes back to its regular price.


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.

http://amzn.com/B00LYWD668

Victoria Adams said...

From my back list – from Circles Trilogy – Book 3 -Circles Interlocked - Having been betrayed by the man she assumed she was destined to be with forever; Julie Anderson slapped Robert Holiday in an angry ending to their brief love affair. Heartbroken that her love affair didn't end with the fairy tale Happily Ever After, Julie leaves town to pursue her dream of being a dancer. As fate has a curious sense of humor, eight years later, they wake up in bed together. Now it is up to love to fix what time cannot mend.
Buy Link - http://www.amazon.com/Circles-Interlocked-ebook/dp/B005S8LI46

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Susan Macatee said...

From Civil War romance, Confederate Rose.

Disguised as a man to serve with her husband as a soldier in the Confederate Army, Irish immigrant Katie Rose O'Reilly vows to remain in the ranks and seek revenge on Yankees after her husband is killed at Sharpsburg. When she falls and almost drowns in a swollen stream, Southerner Alexander Hart, a Yankee spy, saves Katie from drowning, then nurses her through a resulting fever, keeping his identity secret from the feisty and beautiful Rebel soldier even as he finds himseld falling in love with her. Can Katie reconcile her loyalties with her love?

http://www.amazon.com/Confederate-Rose-Susan-Macatee/dp/1601545568/ref=ntt_at_ep_dpt_4

http://susanmacatee.com

Daryl Devore said...

A Kept Woman – Daryl Devore
Erotic Contemporary
Heat – 5 hot peppers

Desperately unemployed, Arianne, answers an ad that reads Woman Wanted. With miniscule hours and excellent pay, she accepts the position of courtesan to Derek, a handsomely dashing man, whom she discovers is a billionaire. Engaging in a game of cat and mouse, will they drive each other crazy…or will they fall in love first?
Amazon - http://www.amazon.com/Kept-Woman-bdsm-spanking-ebook/dp/B004PGNB9C

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Jane Leopold Quinn said...

Hunky Marine Marc Rahn enlisted after his high school graduation to escape the pain of his parents’ fatal car wreck. Now on leave after eight years and multiple Middle East deployments, he returns to his small hometown to put to rest his suspicions that the “accident” might actually have been anything but.

What he doesn’t expect is an intriguing flash of a pierced nipple from a new neighbor on move-in day. The breast’s owner, Phoebe Barnes, is a beautiful young jazz singer who plans to make it big in the music business. Her early years in foster care made her hungry for attention and fame, and she’s out to achieve both at almost any cost.

Despite their differing paths, Marc and Phoebe quickly give in to the sizzling attraction between them. But will their passion turn deadly when the person who killed Marc’s family decides two murders might not have been enough?

From Lost and Found, my EC erotic romance release -
http://amzn.com/B00I8NS0X0

http://janeleopoldquinn.blogspot.com

James D said...

Another re-done blurb. This is for the second book in my Dream Series, "Dream Doctor"

Between adjusting to life as a newlywed and trying to survive the first month of medical school, Sara Alderson has a lot on her plate. She definitely doesn’t need to start visiting other people’s dreams again. Unfortunately for her, it’s happening anyway.

Every night, she sees a different person and a different dream. But every dreamer has one thing in common: they all hate Dr. Morris, the least popular professor in the medical school, and they’re all dreaming about seeing him – or making him – dead.

Once again, Sara finds herself in the role of unwilling witness to a murder before it happens. But this time, there are too many suspects to count, and it doesn’t help matters that she hates Dr. Morris every bit as much as any of his would-be murderers do.

Dream Doctor is the second book of the Dream Series.

http://getBook.at/DreamDoctor
http://viewAuthor.at/JJDiBenedetto

Raven de Hart said...

Wild Ride, an M/M erotic fantasy novella.

Larik rides for the Zathinian cavalry, and he's happy to lead his men against the Kipzian threat. But during a fateful battle, he's lost, trapped with his enemy and forced to stay with the Kipzian man in their city, sealed from the rest of the world.

With a sickening truth staring at him, Larik doesn't know what to think. He focuses on the one thing he can: Gidid, the man who saved him. Because faced with a new reality, his feelings are the one thing he has some control over. But even that could be torn away by the conflict, leaving him alone.

And possibly dead.

BUY LINK: http://www.torquerebooks.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=4109

BLOG: http://dehartslist.blogspot.com

Michelle Mendoza said...

In Rumor has it by Lee Rose: Alaina, the shy librarian has her eye on bad boy Kane Sullivan. His dark good looks, his motorcycle and shadows in his eyes attract her. Finally she gets his attention but a serial killer on the loose threathens to ruin it all. Can Kane save Alaina and discover what love is all about?
Rumor Has it by Lee Rose
bookstrand.com/rumor-has-it barnesand noble.com/rumor has it-lee rose amazon.com/rumor has it

Louisa Bacio said...

.99 cent New Release Sale: The Big One
Louisa Bacio

The last thing marketing assistant Kayla Morgan expects to do on a Friday morning is give a tour of her emergency shelter to a flighty rock star. When her boss orders her to play nice, she acquiesces.

Sebastian Cox, lead singer of The U.K. Underground, finds the American bird with the bunker in her backyard more than wacky, but the band’s looking for a location to shoot their latest video.

When an earthquake strikes, the unlikely couple gets trapped and finds a few ways to keep themselves busy. Once reality sets in, will their differences leave them on shaky ground?

http://amzn.com/B00LS5Q23U

Kristy said...

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/1jVMYAK
http://kristystories.blogspot.com/

Deborah Schneider said...

"Prudence and the Professor" Western Romance with Steampunk Elements.
Civil War widow Prudence Worthington has vowed to never again be at the mercy of a man. She’s determined to make her own way in the world after being one of the first women to graduate from a business school in upstate New York. In search of adventure and independence she takes a position as a personal secretary to an eccentric inventor and heads to Montana Territory.
Professor Gerritt Rhinehart must develop his newest invention to meet a critical deadline. Someone is willing to do almost anything to stop him, and the distraction of a raven haired beauty he hired as his secretary makes it impossible to concentrate. But he must stay focused, especially when his invention could change the course of the War-Between-the-States.
Discover a rollicking steampunk romance from an award-winning author. The first book in the Brides of Jubilee series.

www.sibellestone.com
Buy on Amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00I0B8Y22
Buy on Smashwords:
https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/399979

Louisa Bacio said...

Tweeted also!

Ayla Ruse said...

Temptation Released (Jolly Rogered Collection)
by Ayla Ruse

Raphael de la Torres, the pirate captain El Angel, is notorious for kidnapping travelers to the colonies. He leads a rewarding life, and one that cleverly covers his true purpose—getting close to the cousin who betrayed him.

Raphael’s latest capture, the beautiful Lady Elise Clifton, is the one person whose ransom will give him an edge. Simple plans are rarely simple, however. He must deliver her untouched in order to have his revenge, but Lady Elise is desire untapped, and more than ready for the taking. His every effort to frighten and push her away only excites her and tests his limits of control.

Lady Elise is desperate to get out of an unwanted engagement. She will do anything to avoid being under another man’s control, even seduce a pirate to ensure her ruin. To her mind, once the Captain ravishes her—as all notorious pirates do—she will be free. Her plans would be perfect if the Captain would cooperate, but no matter how hard she tries, the sexy Spaniard refuses to take her to his bed.

With the currents stirring up between the two, will the sweet taste of revenge shift to a deeper passion, and will the control Elise is running away from, be exactly what she needs?

http://www.aylaruse.com

Buy at Amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/Temptation-Released-Jolly-Rogered-Ayla-ebook/dp/B00LPXPOR0
Buy at Totally Bound:
https://www.totallybound.com/temptation-released

Sherry Ewing said...

From my debut novel, If My Heart Could See You ~ Sherry Ewing

When you're enemies, does love have a fighting chance?

For Amiria of Berwyck, defeat does not come easily as she watches her home and clan being ripped asunder. When the very enemy who has laid siege to her home demands her fealty, she will do whatever it takes to protect her people including a hastily concocted ruse that quickly begins to unravel. All too soon, she starts to question whether she can forgive herself for betraying those she has sworn to protect.

Dristan of Blackmore, champion knight of King Henry II, has a reputation to uphold as the Devil’s Dragon. After his invading army conquers Berwyck castle, he sets out to manage the newly claimed estate by training its knight in the art of proper defense. At first, everything appears as it should be, or is it? Betrayed by those he believed he could trust, he must first set aside his anger before he can make room in his heart for love.

Together they are tied by an unspoken bond. As they begin to rebuild the land and unite their people, forces beyond their control attempt to tear apart their fragile truce and only time will tell if love will forever bring them together.

www.sherryewing.com

http://www.amazon.com/If-Heart-Could-See-You-ebook/dp/B00LOVY2X0/ref=la_B00LP3CVXK_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1406133918&sr=1-1

Tianna Xander said...

The Endowed series - Three novella series anthology paperback.

Endowed with special gifts, they are more than human and much more than vampires. After visiting Earth from parallel dimensions, Angels and Demons leave their aberrant offspring inadvertently forming a supernatural force, concealed and left behind to live out their lives in secrecy.

Keeping their kind cloaked in legend and mystery, they live in darkness, smoke and mist. Each of them must live their lives alone or in semi-mated pairs until they find the one woman-human or Endowed-who can complete their bond.

Join with them to meet their destiny.

www.tiannaxander.com
www.facebook.com/tiannaxander
@TiannaXander - Twitter

http://www.amazon.com/Endowed-Tianna-Xander/dp/1771119039/ref=sr_1_4?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1406151551&sr=1-4&keywords=tianna+xander+the+endowed

Elysa said...

MUST LOVE CATS - The Nine Lives of Thomas Cash Riley Book 1
http://is.gd/mustlovecats

Thomas Cash (TC) Riley is mad, bad and – dead. Killed in a one car wreck the twenty-nine-year old playboy is given one last chance to redeem himself for living a selfish, unfulfilled life and to determine his soul’s final destination.

To help his young daughter recover from the loss of her mother, Daniel Bishop, a widower who dislikes the country and is allergic to anything with fur, has moved back to his wife’s rural hometown to be close to her large family.

Katherine Sinclair, the local veterinarian and the single mother of an adventurous ten-year old son, is wary of the handsome newcomer. Once before she’d given her heart to a wealthy, charming man and she’d ended up pregnant and alone.

With the help of a lonely little girl and a brash young boy, can TC find a way to bring these two damaged people together? Can he remember his past and save his soul in the allotted time?

And can he do it all as a cat?

JoAnne Myers said...

Blurb for “The Crime of the Century” a shocking true story

The residents of Rolling Hills, a hamlet in southeastern Ohio, were horrified when the dismembered bodies of two missing teens were pulled from the local river. Multiply suspects surfaced, but only one was railroaded, Richard Allan Lloyd, a known nudist and hothead.
What began as an evening stroll turned into what found only in horror films, and dubbed ‘the crime of the century’. 18 year old Babette, a voluptuous beauty contestant and horsewoman, and her 19 year old boyfriend Shane Shoemaker, a jealous and possessive unemployed printer, were last seen crossing a trestle bridge. Within fourteen days, their mutilated torsos and severed heads and limbs were unearthed, suggesting satanic cult activity.
With an investigation smeared with contradicting statements, and a botched crime scene, investigators built a flimsy case against Richard Lloyd. The three-week trial was based on police corruption and ineptitude, fairytale theories, and forensic mishandling.
This heinous crime shattered the sense of security for Rolling Hills, destroyed two families, and forever scarred the town. This story is a detailed account of finding justice for Babette and Shane, and of one man’s perseverance to gain his freedom from death row.


http://www.blackrosewriting.com/non-fiction/the-crime-of-the-century-a-shocking-true-story

Maggie Le Page said...

A HEAT OF THE MOMENT THING by Maggie Le Page

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

Lyndi Lamont said...

ILONA'S WOLF: A FAIRY TALE ROMANCE 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.

Currently free at Smashwords with coupon code SW100

Website http://lindalyndi.com


Jana Richards said...

Happy Hump Day! Today I'm featuring the blurb for my romantic suspense SEEING THINGS:

When psychic Leah McKenna “sees” the abduction of a small boy, she knows she must help find him, no matter the danger to herself. David Logan, the boy’s uncle, doesn’t believe in psychic phenomenon. He believes Leah knows who kidnapped his nephew, and plans to stick close to her to discover the truth. As they search for Jeremy they uncover truths about themselves and the way they feel about each other. Can Leah convince him her visions, and her love for him, are real before time runs out for all of them?

Thanks! SEEING THINGS can be purchased at Uncial Press, Amazon and other fine ebook stores.

Jana Richards
www.janarichards.com

Savanna Kougar said...

ALL SHADES OF BLUE PARADISE

Blurb ~

Destiny and love can be denied for only so long...

Except for her daring equestrienne competitions, Lady Sheridan lives a quiet life caring for her family's estate, staving off financial ruin and keeping her brother's misdeeds from ruining his marriage and the life of her beloved nieces. Despite all his desperate efforts, Baron Zaggry has never discovered why his Sherfantasy broke their engagement. Now, his ruse successful, Sheridan is finally his, his slave lover. He has ten years worth of denied pleasures to make up for, to savor however he erotic chooses.

[Erotic Fantasy Romance, OtherWorld, Aristocratic Intrigue]

Link: http://bookstrand.com/all-shades-of-blue-paradise
HAPPY READING...

Savanna

Savanna Kougar ~ Run on the Wild Side of Romance ~ http://savannakougar.com~