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Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Hump Day Blurb Share!

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E. Ayers said...

A Child's Heart: Trent and Cassie's Story (A River City Novel)

(It's available in Kindle Unlimited!)

When Trent Callahan brings his dinosaur-loving son to the River City Museum, Cassie Jones, curator of the museum, falls head-over-heels in love with the boy and his father. But Cassie's love drags Trent deep into her tangled web of city politics, drives a wedge between him and his mom, and shows him that history is far from boring and dreams are worth chasing.

Widowed at nineteen, Trent has been a model father to his son, thanks to the help of his mom, but his mother doesn't like the idea of her son falling for Cassie. Determined to break them up, his mom is going to do anything she can to protect her son, grandson, and herself from interference by another woman.

Does Trent dare to find personal happiness and dream once again? Or is life going to hold him to the grindstone he set in motion as a teen? Except this time, he has a son's heart to consider.

The glue that holds this series together is the city. River City is a fictional mid-sized city in the mid-Atlantic area of the USA. Many of the characters know each other or are loosely connected. Join the fun and meet these young people as they work their way through today's problems and find their true love.
(It's available in Kindle Unlimited!)

Rose Anderson said...

The Witchy Wolf and the Wendigo (Eluwilussit Book 2)
~by Rose Anderson
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.

Meanwhile, Ash declares his love to Livie and reveals the truth of his existence as a Witchy Wolf. Warned that Eli is coming for him, Ash sends Livie north to the reservation hoping John's family will keep her safe. In the inevitable confrontation to come, only one shaman can live, or both will die.
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Debra Andrews said...

DANGEROUS PARADISE (Dangerous Millionaires Series)

Full-length, Romantic Suspense Adventure

Strangers: A handsome English actor and a young business woman on the run for their lives

Kelly Cochran’s late father was accused of embezzlement, causing the financial ruin of many clients. After death threats, she gets away on a South Pacific cruise to consider her options. She thinks she has her life all figured out. She’ll save the family business to repay the investors and marry her Mr. Right, her childhood crush and mentor—the wealthy movie producer Robert Hillyard. Everything is going as planned on the cruise ship until an assassination attempt on her life leaves Kelly in a life-and-death situation with her fiancé’s associate, Alex Drake.

English actor Alex is devastatingly handsome and the most infuriating man she’s ever met. He’s recently out of a marriage made in Hell and vows never to remarry. The cynical playboy is the last person she’d want to be stranded with alone on a tropical island. For Alex, who wants to be the next major movie star, getting involved with Kelly is career suicide as her future husband employs him.

Now, in a fish-out-of-water survival game and trying to find their way home, they are dependent on each other for everything, even in the depths of the night. To survive, Kelly and Alex must put aside their differences while their attraction escalates. Unfortunately, the two don’t have time to analyze their feelings for each other since the only people who know they are alive are those out to kill her.

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Anonymous said...

Cowboy Boss and his Destiny
Double Dutch Ranch: Love at First Sight Series Bk #1 Price Reduction for a limited time.

Romantic and Passionate love story without all the conflict and drama. Warm your heart and give your nerve endings a tingle at the same time

Tristan Carlson does the best he can to raise his four-year-old daughter on his own. His mother remains on the Double Dutch to lend a hand--giving him the ability to maintain the ranch, tend to his horses, and keep up his small-time ranching magazine. His attractive, new assistant is everything he wants in a woman, including her ginger-red hair. He finds it hard to keep her out of his arms--especially since she doesn't mind being in his embrace. But from his experience with women lately, he's learned that some don't want a ready-made family. This one seems different, and he's falling hard. But, there's his little blue-eyed girl, and he'll protect Destiny's heart with everything within him. Until he knows for sure...

Living the good life in a big city for many years, Nora Trinity ends up a statistic after the magazine she works for makes cutbacks. Despite a family betrayal from her past that still needs mending, she moves back home to the small town of Canyon Junction, Arizona, with forgiveness on her mind. When she is hired by a local rancher to help with his ranching magazine, she finds herself profoundly attracted to him, and the feeling is mutual. The thing is, her sexy boss comes as a package deal, and his little girl is immediately drawn to her. It's not just about two hearts taking a chance now--or two people falling in love... Nora has to be sure of what she wants before she takes on the cowboy and his child.

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Susan Macatee said...

From time travel romance, Erin's Rebel.

Philadelphia newspaper reporter, Erin Branigan, is engaged to marry and up-and-coming lawyer, but dreams of a man from the past change those plans and start her on a journey beyond time. After a car accident, Erin wakes to find herself living in the 1860s in a Confederate army camp.

Captain Will Montgomery, the man of her dreams, is now a flesh and blood Rebel soldier who sets her soul aflame. But the Irish beauty holds a secret he needs to unravel before he can place his trust in her. Can she correct a mistake made long ago that caused his death and denied her the love she was meant to have? Or is she doomed to live out her life with nothing but regret?

James D said...

Book three of the Dream Series, "Dream Child"

Dr. Sara Alderson can deal with eighty-hour workweeks as a resident at Children’s Hospital. Dealing with crises in the Emergency Room or the OR is second nature to her. But now she faces a challenge that all of her training and experience hasn’t prepared her for: Lizzie, her four-year-old daughter, has inherited her ability to see other people’s dreams.

After Lizzie befriends a young boy on a trip to Washington, DC, and then wakes up in a panic that night because of a “bad funny dream,” Sara knows exactly what it means: her daughter is visiting the boy’s dreams. Complicating matters is the fact that the boy’s father is a Congressman, and he’s dreaming about a “scary man in a big black car” threatening his Daddy.

Unraveling a case of political corruption and blackmail would be hard enough for Sara under the best of circumstances. But when she has to view everything through the eyes of a toddler, it may be an impossible task.

Dream Child is the third book of the Dream Series.

Rosemary Gemmell said...

British Regency novel, 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.

Romy Gemmell:

Jane Leopold Quinn said...

From I'll Be Your Last, my erotic M/M about two Chicago cops - brave, aren't I?

Life dealt Mack Penchant a raw deal. He's hidden his sexuality, the secret he's carried since he was a teen, through the Marine Corps, and now as an undercover cop. The only relationships he believes possible for himself is the furry kind, with his dog Kiki. One young cop, though, drives him to a frenzy, and he fights his passions and needs every step of the way.

Woody Kane’s gaydar spots Mack the moment they meet. And even though Mack rejects him, Woody lusts after the perfect masculine body and wants him in his bed. Woody believes in commitment. Mack makes it clear he does not. Can Woody prove to Mack that he's worthy of love? After all, he adopted a rescue dog. Isn't that a start?

What peril will it take for Mack to accept Woody's love and join him in a committed relationship?

Anonymous said...

She expected Heaven or Hell. She got Alabama.

When Dallas resident Callie Taylor died young, she expected to go to heaven, or maybe hell. Instead, when she met her fate early thanks to a creep with a knife and a mommy complex, she went to Alabama. Now she's witnessed another murder, and she's not about to let this one go. She's determined to help solve it before an innocent man goes to prison. And to answer the biggest question of all: why the hell did she wake up dead in Alabama?

WAKING UP DEAD by Margo Bond Collins

Lyndi Lamont said...

Love that first line, Margo!

Margaret Taylor said...

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.

To Light The Dragon's Fire - Book 1 of the Dragons, Griffons and Centaurs, Oh My! Series.

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Lyndi Lamont said...

Blurb for How To Woo... A Reluctant Bride, part of the USA Today bestselling boxed set Romance Super Bundle II: Second Chances:

A marriage of convenience, nothing more...until darkly handsome Evan Channing and demure Lydia Blatchford meet. The rules are simple for an arrangement such as theirs. There should be no misunderstanding, no illusions of anything more. But the rules are about to change...

Lydia wants the kind of love and romance she reads about in books. Fortunately, she hasn't specified which book, and Evan has a copy of Richard Burton's new translation of the Kama Sutra, with its ancient wisdom on love and courtship. He sets out to win his high-born bride, blending seductive heat with exotic lessons in love-making.

Lydia is prepared to tolerate this man she’s been sold to, but his scorching kisses send her pulses racing. Can an arranged marriage lead to love?


Michele Drier said...

SNAP: All That Jazz, Book Eight of the Kandesky Vampire Chronicles

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?

Tamara Hunter said...

From my urban fantasy novella, Demon Ryder:

Retrieving an unauthorized alien from Demopolis, the demon city which lies beneath the streets of downtown Chicago, shouldn’t be a problem for Agent Camille Stevenson - not when she’s a former police officer and a telepath. But as soon as she sets foot underground, she discovers her first solo assignment will not be an easy one. Throw her ill-timed attraction to a secretive, sexy stranger in the mix and she’ll be lucky to escape with her life – let alone her heart.

Head of the peacekeeping force in Demopolis, Ryder Endemar has enough problems policing demons while making sure U.S. citizens remain unaware of the other world beneath their feet. A headstrong agent who believes she can handle herself in any situation is the last thing he needs – especially when she’s the boss’ s daughter and hot as Hell.

LynneK said...

The Intimacy of Strangers by Lynne King

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.
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.

Regina Kammer said...

Disobedience By Design (Harwell Heirs Book Two)
a Victorian erotic romance by Regina Kammer

In 1860, the railways of Victorian England transport American stevedore Joseph Phillips to the lush countryside of Lincolnshire…and into the arms of Lady Sophia Harwell. But Sophia is betrothed to a violent villain who wants only two things: her virginity and her dowry. Can Joseph save his beloved without scandalizing upper-class British society?

Lady Sophia Harwell has just been presented to Society—and its eligible bachelors—on her eighteenth birthday—and is quite unimpressed. Her parents are encouraging the suit of the Duke of Royston, a man older than her father! Yet free-spirited Sophia is smitten with Joseph Phillips, her brother’s handsome American business partner, a man who introduces her to sensual delights beyond the bounds of propriety and the dictates of her social standing.

Joseph Phillips is out of his depth among the British aristocracy finding investors for his American railroad enterprise. To make matters worse, he can’t keep his hands off his business partner’s sister, Sophia, a debutante far out of his league and expected to marry a duke. But when the duke reveals the extent of his villainy, Joseph decides some risks are worth taking, and, to protect Sophia, he embarks upon a partnership of an entirely unexpected nature.

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All Romance eBooks (has an excerpt!)

Charmaine Gordon said...

Hi from Charmaine Gordon with my latest release Housebroken. No, it's not about a dog. . .yet. Empty syndrome when the last kid leaves home.
Book 1
by Charmaine Gordon
Sally and Steve Atwood must make a big adjustment – a fair number of them, actually – when after thirty-five years, three grown children, and a lifetime of memories, they are alone, together, at last… And, then they found River’s Edge.

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Thanks Rose for yet another opportunity to share our books.

jbiggar said...

Tidal Falls, releasing this fall, 2014

When Love is a Lie
Sara Sheridan finally found the courage to escape from her husband’s oppressive thumb, she sure wasn’t interested in getting mixed up with another alpha attitude laden male. Especially with her ex hot on her trail.
Nick Kelley needed escape from the memories that haunted him. He was happy to just be left alone. So what was it about his reticent neighbor and her child that tempted him to give it up?
Nick and Sara’s growing attraction for each other leads them down a dangerous path as her ex-husband closes in on the new life she’s made for her daughter and herself and threatens to blow it apart.

M. S. Spencer said...

M. S. Spencer, Lapses of Memory (2013), with 5 five-star reviews:

In Lapses of Memory, Sydney’s love for Elian is reignited each time they meet, but in the years between each encounter she forgets him. Elian knows from the age of seven they are meant for each other, but she only understands when it’s too late. Will he regain his memory or will their new love be enough to replace the old one?

While her daughter Olivia chronicles her parents’ romance she must also choose between the rich and dashing Rémy de Beaumec, who wants to take her around the world, and the steady, quiet, American-to-the-core, Benjamin Knox, who only wants to make her happy.

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JoAnne Myers said...

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

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.


Kim said...


When the massacre of an unarmed South American village, destruction of one of the greatest manmade wonders of the world, and multiple museum thefts occur, an international team is assembled to locate a deadly group of terrorists. The team led by the ruggedly handsome, but emotionally scarred CIA agent, Cash Luker, scours the globe in an attempt to keep ahead of those striving to bring thirteen mythical relics together. As Cash’s team closes in on those responsible for the devastation he must conquer past demons in order to save the woman who has captured his heart and prevent destruction of legendary proportions.

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Anonymous said...

Spicing It Up! (MF)
Romantic Suspense
Word Count: 127,000
Published By: Siren-BookStrand, Inc.

Cara Manning has worked very hard to get to the top of her career. Staying on top is going to be the hardest work she has ever done. Running with the current trend in cooking shows, she pitches 'Spice It Up!'. Now all she needs is a sizzling chef to host the show.
She definitely finds that in Jack Monroe, an aspiring restaurateur who has a flair for haute cuisine, a scandalous reputation, and a killer smile that makes Cara's knees melt like butter. From the moment they meet, their heat is evident.

Jack can see beneath Cara's uptight exterior is a woman with passion. But can he shake the rumors of his "bad-boy" escapades to be with an uptight, corporate executive?

Can Cara take a chance with a man who, technically, works for her, without risking her career or losing her own identity?

Mia Bailey, Romance Novelist
Spicing It Up! Romantic Suspense com/watch? v=gIXv4OwDqJo

Available from Siren Publishing
“Embrace Every Dream…Live Every Moment…Fulfill Every Fantasy”

Anonymous said...

Of Night and Desire (MF)
Paranormal, Vampires/Witch
Word Count: 125,280
Published By: Siren-BookStrand, Inc.

Richelle Sommers has inherited her mother’s magical gifts: empathic and telepathic, she can feel and hear the thoughts of others as well as speak with the beasts of nature. Raised in the mountains, she becomes a beautiful woman dedicated to saving her beloved wolves.

For centuries, Valya cel Mare has defended the innocent against the evil forces seeking to destroy them. One fateful day, he loses an innocent--a powerful psychic witch--and is left to protect her only child, Richelle, from a cult of religious fanatics led by a demented old priest bent on using her powers to fight on the side of his ‘God’ and serve The Evil One, the most ancient and powerful of Vampyres.

Hunted by both man and monster, can Valya save Richelle from the religious fanatics and the Evil One, Luka cel Rau, who plans to use her powers to enslave the world?

Mia Bailey, Romance Novelist
Of Night and Desire, Paranormal Romance com/watch? v=IBcWFzdfUG8

Available from Siren Publishing
“Embrace Every Dream…Live Every Moment…Fulfill Every Fantasy”