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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Hump Day Blurb Share!


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Rose Anderson said...

The Witchy Wolf and the Wendigo (book2 Eluwilussit) ~by Rose Anderson
http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B004XDGWL6
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An ancient hatred seethes in pastoral Wisconsin. Denied access to the White spirit world of the ancestors, ancient shaman Eluwilussit finds himself in the Red Realm and receives a terrible gift from the forsaken spirits dwelling there. Blaming Ash for this misfortune, as well as Aiyanna’s death, he vows to be rid of the other shaman once and for all.
In the inevitable confrontation to come, only one shape-shifter can live, or both will die.
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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/

Rosemary Gemmell said...

The Adonis Touch by Romy Gemmell: second novella in the Aphrodite and Adonis series - contemporary romance with a touch of fantasy!

Katie and Mike holiday on Cyprus, in separate rooms. After the untimely death of her first husband and only lover, can Katie put the past behind her, let go of her inhibitions and learn to love again?

Mischievous Aphrodite and sexy Adonis watch the influx of tourists to Paphos, choosing the next couple to benefit from their special help. Will Adonis work his magic touch on Katie so that she finds a deeper love with Mike?

Amazon Kindle: http://www.amazon.com/Adonis-Touch-Aphrodite-book-ebook/dp/B00KI39PNM

Romy Gemmell
http://ros-readingandwriting.blogspot.com

margobondcollins.com said...

LEGALLY UNDEAD by Margo Bond Collins

A reluctant vampire hunter, stalking New York City as only a scorned bride can.

Elle Dupree has her life all figured out: first a wedding, then her Ph.D., then swank faculty parties where she’ll serve wine and cheese and introduce people to her husband the lawyer.

But those plans disintegrate when she walks in on a vampire draining the blood from her fiancé Greg. Horrified, she screams and runs--not away from the vampire, but toward it, brandishing a wooden letter opener.

As she slams the improvised stake into the vampire’s heart, a team of black-clad men bursts into the apartment. Turning around to face them, Elle discovers that Greg’s body is gone—and her perfect life falls apart.

Amazon Kindle: http://www.amazon.com/Legally-Undead-Vampirarchy-Book-1-ebook/dp/B00KKV44BK/

http://www.MargoBondCollins.net

Margaret Fieland said...


Geek Ganes
by Margaret Fieland

When fourteen-year-old Martin lets Tom, a charismatic bully, persuade him to bring down the spaceport computer network, he never considers someone will place a bomb resulting in the death of his friend's father. Nothing will bring Captain Frey back, but if Martin can help locate the terrorists' drug lab, perhaps he'll be able to forgive himself.

http://www.amazon.com/Games-Novels-Aleyne-Margaret-Fieland-ebook/dp/B00GYZJ02E/ref=la_B008E6QBFU_1_8?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1406736404&sr=1-8

http://www.margaretfieland.com/

Margaret Fieland said...

Broken Bonds
by Margaret Fieland

When Major Brad Reynolds is assigned to head the Terran Federation base on planet Aleyne, the last thing he expects to find is love, and certainly not with one of the alien Aleyni. How can he keep his lover, in the face of political maneuvering and of Ardaval's feelings for his former partners— and theirs for him?

http://www.amazon.com/Broken-Bonds-Novels-Aleyne-Book-ebook/dp/B00E5SGVSS/ref=la_B008E6QBFU_1_6?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1406736


Margaret Fieland
http://www.margaretfieland.com/

Lynda Bailey said...

This is the blurb from my romantic suspense, BATTLE-TESTED LOVE.

All she wanted was a little adventure...
Darcy Williams is desperate for some relief from her ho-hum life, but getting kidnapped by an outrageously handsome man isn’t at all what she had in mind. She needs to keep it together long enough to escape. Because escape is what she wants, right?

He’s a nice guy doing a bad thing for a really good reason…
Ben Gallagher loves his baby sister, Ana, more than anything. So, when she’s date raped by the mayor’s nephew, Ben has no problem sending said nephew to the ER. Now Ana’s gone missing and Ben will stop at nothing, nothing, to find his sister and ensure her safety—even if that means carjacking and kidnapping an innocent woman.

Things spiral from bad to worse…
When Ben is injured protecting Darcy from some thugs, he has to trust her if he’s going to get to Ana. And he has to ignore the passion Darcy stirs in him. Darcy learns Ben is actually a good man, one she’s starting to have feelings for. Can their fledging relationship stand the test of time —and the law?

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00F3O6CN2

http://www.lyndabailey.net

Michele Drier said...

SNAP: All That Jazz
Michele Drier

Nik and Jazz, both employees of Kandesky Enterprises and passionate lovers, are having a tumultuous time. Are their differences too great? She's a contemporary, hip, young career woman working in the fast-changing world of celebrity gossip journalism in Los Angeles. He's a 500-year old vampire living in Kiev, Ukraine and running the Kandesky Munitions factories. She deals with celebs and sun, he deals with terrorists and dark.
Is their overpowering attraction enough to build a life-long future, or will their relationship fizzle out before Maxie's and Jean-Louis' wedding, dying faster than a Fourth of July sparkler?

http://amzn.com/B00LDCXWRC

http://www.micheledrier.com

James D said...

Here's the blurb for book #2 of the 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://www.writingdreams.net

Lucy Woodhull said...

Thanks for the opportunity, EQ!

The third in my Samantha Lytton series of rom-coms has just come out! They are THE DIMPLE OF DOOM, THE DIMPLE STRIKES BACK, and THE WRATH OF DIMPLE.

Here's a blurb for the whole shebang:

Obviously, the solution to a failed acting career and depressing dating desert is to take up with a dimpled art thief, get chased by thugs, lie to the police and almost die.

That’s not what Samantha Lytton thought would happen when she kissed the guy who said he was an accountant at the office Christmas party. But in her defence -- it was an amazing freaking kiss. The kind of lip-lock that frustrates you in the wee hours.

Turns out, thinking with your nether regions can lead to poor decisions. Or perhaps…fantastic ones. Samantha and her burglar travel from Los Angeles to Vegas to Paris to London on adventures that bring Samantha’s wildest dreams of stardom to fruition. After spending years falling on her face, she learns to fight for herself and her heart’s desire. You can’t choose who to love, but you can try to keep his cute butt out of jail and in your bed.

No matter where in the world you go, or how many hot movie stars you kiss (um, professionally), you never forget your first criminal. Hopefully, only criminal. Although bad boys with dangerous dimples are nothing but trouble, a relationship can still work as long as the goons don't get you. And if they do, well, at least an actress is good at improvisation.

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You can learn more at http://www.lucywoodhull.com

Lucy

Sam Cheever said...

Thanks so much for the opportunity to share! My blurb is from a book that released yesterday, Honeybun on the Run:

She’s fighting to protect everything she cares about. He can’t resist a damsel in distress. But he has no idea how high the cost will be if they fail.

Clovis Honeybun is working undercover to catch an assassin targeting his uncle, Senator Brick Honeybun. But his search is waylaid when he spots a pretty woman being mistreated by a guy who looks a lot like his target. Going rogue on a dangerous hunch, Clovis plunges down a trail that might be the right direction but the wrong bad guy. Ultimately, Clovis discovers he could have to choose between saving the woman burrowing her way into his heart, or a man he’s loved and respected since he was old enough to crawl.

Buy Links:
Amazon.com: http://www.amazon.com/Honeybun-Run-Heat-Book-ebook/dp/B00M8HA2PG
Amazon.ca: http://www.amazon.ca/Honeybun-Run-Heat-Book-ebook/dp/B00M8HA2PG
Amazon.uk: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Honeybun-Run-Heat-Book-ebook/dp/B00M8HA2PG
Amazon.au: http://www.amazon.com.au/Honeybun-Run-Heat-Book-ebook/dp/B00M8HA2PG
Amazon.de: http://www.amazon.de/Honeybun-Run-Heat-Book-English-ebook/dp/B00M8HA2PG
All Romance eBooks: https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-hoaleyillmanored-863406-145.html
Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/hoaley-ill-manored-declan-sands/1112219807?ean=2940044705012
Kobo Books: http://www.kobobooks.com/ebook/Hoaley-Ill-Manored/book-qbCA0B54EkGnw41AZpV0KA/page1.html?s=NJEyFJIehU6FiJ6oKrXZuA&r=4
Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/458791

Sam Cheever said...

Love it! Great title, Rose.

elfyverse said...

Thank you for the opportunity, EQ! My blurb is for my recently released debut YA urban fantasy romance novel, AN ELFY ON THE LOOSE.

One Elfy for an entire planet?

He's supposed to be the Watcher for his people, the representative on Earth from his dimension, but the small being known to his enemies as "Jonny-Wonny" wakes up to big trouble -- trapped in a bizarre house in Knightsville, California with humans straight out of reality TV. Jon knows that something has gone dreadfully wrong -- he's starving, lonely and dressed in funny clothes.

Enter the couple's ten-year-old diminutive daughter, who is "Not Daisy!" but is brilliant, sweet...and using high level magic with ease. She's also desperately in need of a friend.

Insisting her name is really Sarah, and christening him Bruno, his new friend asks him how they're going to get out of there.

The only thing that comes to mind is for Bruno to ask his teacher, Roberto the Wise, for help. But Roberto's attempt at help only enmeshes all three of them further in a web of deceit and treachery. Bruno finds out that, unfortunately, most of what he thought he knew about himself was very wrong…and much of what Sarah knows about herself is also wrong, including her age.

Worst of all, a Dark Elf is on the scene and is intent on corrupting the local Humans, including Sarah's parents.

New names, new locations, a new mission--Bruno is going to get to the bottom of all the craziness, and Sarah will be there for him every step of the way.

Watch out, universe--an Elfy is on the loose!

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00JMSPR5Y/
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/an-elfy-on-the-loose-barb-caffrey/1119190597
http://elfyverse.wordpress.com (AKA Barb Caffrey's Blog)

Daryl Devore said...

Sexy Red Hood - erotic contemporary romance by Daryl Devore
Heat – 4 hot peppers
Blurb -
“Go save your Grandmother.” After learning her grandmother booked a cruise with a supposed gigolo and is squandering her inheritance, Esmeralda (Red) Hood boards Emerald Forest cruise ship to protect both.
Once there, Red slips and falls into the arms of Wilhelm Olf, a dark-eyed, continental who makes her body tingle. Stepping out of the elevator, she barges into Andrew Woodsman, a bumbling private school teacher on his first vacation cruise.
With her attention torn between the dissimilar but sexually-intriguing men and keeping watch over tequila drinking, rock wall climbing grandma, Red's cruise is filled with fun and erotic fantasies.
Grandmother's warning of Never trust a wolf in sheep's clothing leaves Red confused. Later, when she wakes up in a utility closet, hands and feet bound and emerald necklace missing, Red discovers the man she suspected is not only innocent but also the one she loves.
Amazon – http://www.amazon.com/Sexy-Hood-Twisted-Fairy-ebook/dp/B0055L1KJY
Blog – Erotic Notions – http://myeroticnotions.blogspot.com

E. Ayers said...

Come see why this book has sold almost 100,000 copies.
A Snowy Christmas in Wyoming
http://amzn.com/B006B3IOIK

A Native American cowboy and a national TV news anchorwoman have nothing in common except for their pasts. Is love preordained? An old diary from when Jessie and Clare Coleman settled on the land in the 1840's provides a history of their life. But tucked between the pages is an unrequited love between Clare Coleman and a tall Native American. Does love and land come full circle? In this season of giving, will fate reach through time to give a gift of love?

Andy Coyote settled into the job as foreman on the Coleman ranch. He's got custody of his thirteen month old daughter and the situation is perfect for both of them until Caroline Coleman returns home for Christmas and one of the worst blizzards in years hits the area. He's forced to accept Caroline's help to move a herd of cattle and mixed in it are several head from another ranch in the community. Cattle rustling still happens.

Caroline Coleman has her dream job as a Washington, D.C., news anchor for a national broadcast, but home is in Wyoming on her family's ranch. She has everything that money can buy, but the things that she really wants can't be purchased. Raised with solid, hard working, family values, she knows her life in the spotlight isn't real. She wants a man who appreciates the ranch, loves her for who she is and not what she is, and she wants a family of her own. And she doesn't like the idea of Andy Coyote taking advantage of her grandmother.

Victoria Adams said...

Tagline
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

Rose Anderson said...

Thanks Sam. :)

Rose Anderson said...

So many great blurbs here!

Jana Richards said...

Here's the 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?

Happy Wednesday!
Jana Richards
www.janarichards.com

Buy links:
Carina Press
Amazon

Kim McMahill said...

Blurb from Deadly Exodus

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?

To Buy on Amazon for just $0.99 go to http://amzn.to/LgIxQy
Please follow me on twitter at https://twitter.com/kimmcmahill or at my blog at http://kimmcmahill.blogspot.com

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