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Wednesday, August 27, 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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25 comments:

E. Ayers said...

This story is explicit but not hot. It is a story of love.

COMING OUT OF HIDING
http://amzn.com/B00AB68SEI

Erectile Dysfunction or ED affects over thirty million men in the USA, and most men before the age of forty have experienced it at least once. A multitude of factors can cause ED, and men don't like to discuss it. For Maxwell Hutton, erectile dysfunction is the direct result of physical damage sustained while serving in the military. Over forty percent of his body is scarred, and consequently, he hides from the world.

Tae Harris conjures up creepy images of her reclusive client until her fall from a ladder forces Max to go to her aid. She discovers he's nothing compared to what she had imagined. He's tall, with a handsome face, and warm, genuine smile. Her initial revulsion when she sees his scarred hand fades as she accepts him and his companionship.

Tentative friendship blossoms into love, but Max's own vanity makes him think that he's not man enough to be more than a friend. The physical pain of loving Tae forces him to seek treatment. Even then, he discovers that he'll never be the man he once was. But Tae's about to prove he's more a man than he realizes.

http://amzn.com/B00AB68SEI
Available as a Kindle Unlimited

Rose Anderson said...

Loving Leonardo ~by Rose Anderson
A Victorian romance. Love knows no boundaries.
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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 of 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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Find my romance wherever books are sold. Sample here:
https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/333971

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

Christiane France - Author said...

Anything You Can Do
by Christiane France
http://www.amberquill.com/store/p/1583-Anything-You-Can-Do.aspx
As teenagers, Devon and Julian denied their feelings for one another and avoided scandal by becoming fierce competitors and sworn enemies, even engaging in physical fights on occasion. After finishing school, Devon went to live and work in New York. Julian took his dreams of becoming a movie star to California and disappeared from view.
Now, years later, they’re both back home in Bayview and those old feelings are still very much alive and well. But Devon needs to focus all his efforts on bringing his family’s beach resort back to life. Julian has to decide what to do with his late grandfather’s house. Should he turn it into a B&B, or should he sell the property and move on?
It wasn’t the right time for them when they were in high school, and now, with problems to solve and decisions to make, the timing seems no better...
www.chrisgrover.ca

Victoria Adams said...

From my NA contemporary romance – A Guy and A Girl

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

Daryl Devore said...

From my erotic contemporary fantasy -Capri's Fate


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 Links –

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



Where to find me - Blog - http://myeroticnotions.blogspot.com

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/daryl.devore

James D said...

From the fifth book of my Dream Series, "Waking Dream"

After nearly a decade of visiting other people’s dreams, Sara Alderson thought she had made peace with her supernatural gift. Until one night, while watching her husband dream, she saw someone else watching him, too: a mysterious woman in a red dress.

The woman in red keeps appearing in the dreams of Sara’s husband and his co-workers. Sara doesn’t know if this mystery woman is trying to steal her husband, drive him mad or something even worse. All she does know is that now she has something she never imagined: a nemesis. And the only thing more dangerous than a nemesis who shares her ability to step into other people’s dreams, is one who knows far more about that ability and how to control it than Sara does.

Waking Dream is the fifth book of the Dream Series.

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

pepperphillips.com said...

The Devil Has Dimples by Pepper Phillips

Adopted!

In the Deep South, one of the first questions asked when meeting someone new in a small town is, “Who’s your daddy?” The answer defines you as a person. Not knowing is disheartening.

Sara McLaughlin never knew she was adopted and is stunned to realize that if she wants to find out the questions burning in her brain as to the ‘why’ she was given up at birth, and who her father might be, she has to live in her birth mother’s apartment for the next six weeks.

Grant St. Romain, attorney, is supposed to be helping, but the hunky dimpled devil is making her mind think of other things.

Can she find the truth? Or will she break her heart trying to find out the answers in Boggy Bayou, where many secrets are hidden?

Amazon: http://amzn.com/B005RQ26IQ

Website: http://pepperphillips.com

JoAnne Myers said...

“Poems About Life, Love, and Everything in Between”, was inspired by nature, inspiration, veterans, God, friendships and family. It is a heartwarming read written with love and respect for others. Some poems were written in times of joyous celebration, others were written in times of sorrow. Life is like that.

http://outskirtspress.com/poemsaboutlifeloveandeverythinginbetween

Website: http://www.booksandpaintingsbyjoanne.com

J.D. Faver said...

BAD MEDICINE by J.D. Faver
Book 1 in the Edge of Texas series of romantic suspense/thrillers

“You’re too stupid to live, Rafael Solis!” Chloe Palmer’s words still echoed in Rafael’s memory. The last words she said before she shot him and left town…
Unable to escape her past, Chloe returns to the Texas coast for her murdered father’s funeral and to face Rafael, the man she left behind. Rafael never gave up her.
Rafael’s passion breaks down her emotional barriers, but her impetuous nature draws her into a cruel vortex where she runs afoul of old and new enemies.
Previous rivalries emerge, pitting Rafael against the heir-apparent to a crime dynasty. With the body count rising, Rafael and Chloe battle an infatuated but vicious drug lord, kidnappers, and a twisted curandero (Mexican healer). Will they survive the violence and be able to forge a life together?

BAD MEDICINE and the sequels are exclusively available at all Amazon stores world wide.
Amazon US ~ http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007H5IUQ2
Amazon UK ~ http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B007H5IUQ2

Visit J.D. Faver at www.jdfaver.com
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Susan Macatee said...

From historical vampire romance, Sweet Redemption.

On a cold December night, Union infantry captain, Jonathan Hackett is pinned down on the Fredericksburg battlefield trying to escape Confederate fire. But a creature of the night, more dangerous than any enemy soldier, stalks him. Jon must fight for his life as well as his soul. Maddie Emery has lost everything dear to her. Her husband and parents had passed on and her brothers are off fighting in the Confederate Army. She’s alone, trying single-handedly to hold onto her family’s farm, when a Yankee soldier collapses across her stoop. Maddie and Jon form and bond of love and desire, but as Jon exhibits signs of becoming the creature he fears most, is their love enough to fight off the evil of a centuries old vampire bent on destroying them?

http://www.amazon.com/Sweet-Redemption-ebook/dp/B0056ICETQ/ref=sr_1_7?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1313157188&sr=1-7

http://susanmacatee.com

Catherine Kean said...

Here's the blurb from my awawrd-winning medieval romance DANCE OF DESIRE:

She risked everything in one seductive dance . . .

Disguised as a veiled courtesan, Lady Rexana Villeaux dances for Fane Linford, the new High Sheriff of Warringham. Desperate to distract him while her servant steals the missive that condemns her brother as a traitor to the Crown, she entices Fane with all the passion in her soul--and he is tempted.

A hero of the crusades, Fane has been granted an English bride by the king. Fane wants only one woman: the exquisite dancer. When he discovers she’s actually a highborn lady, and that her rebellious brother is imprisoned in his dungeon, he will have no other wife but her.

Rexana doesn’t want to become the sheriff’s bride, but it may be the only way to save her brother. Yet as she learns more about her brooding husband tormented by barbaric secrets, she finds it harder and harder to deny his love or their dance of desire.

http://www.amazon.com/Dance-Desire-Catherine-Kean-ebook/dp/B005JRZF0Y/

http://www.catherinekean.com

Gloria Marlow said...

I hope there are butterflies in heaven...

A simple wish made by his dying wife sends a man on a murderous quest.

Genevieve Lewiston is the Butterfly Girl, a young model for Butterfly Cosmetics, when she becomes his victim. Years after being left for dead by her unseen attacker, she has created a new identity for herself as Jenny Lewis, a quiet, plain teacher in St. Augustine, Florida. She has a home, good friends, and a job she enjoys, but fear keeps her from sharing her past or opening her heart to love.

High school coach Nick Jensen knows Jenny Lewis isn't quite what she seems. He also knows with astounding certainty that she's the right woman for him. He just has to convince her they belong together.

Just as Jenny is beginning to let herself believe in a future with Nick, she receives a message from the killer. Brought to her by an old friend, the message leaves her with little choice but to sacrifice her future, and possibly her life, to stop him from killing again.

http://gloriamarlow.weebly.com

http://www.amazon.com/Butterfly-Game-Gloria-Marlow-ebook/dp/B00KFNTKKS/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1409159700&sr=8-3&keywords=gloria+marlow

Sherry Ewing said...

From my debut historical romance, If My Heart Could See You, by Sherry Ewing. An Amazon Bestseller!

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 knights 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.

Buy Links:

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/If-Heart-Could-See-You-ebook/dp/B00LOVY2X0/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&sr=&qid=

iBooks: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/id899366530

Inktera: http://www.inktera.com/store/title/d629289e-30a0-4cf9-90d8-9b75f082bccd

Kobo: http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/if-my-heart-could-see-you?utm_source=linkshare_us&utm_medium=Affiliate&utm_campaign=linkshare_us&siteID=r4vKT92K_qY-e.oi18yTFba1176Da0y75Q

Nook: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/if-my-heart-could-see-you-sherry-ewing/1119965653?ean=9780990546214&itm=1&usri=9780990546214

Scribd: http://www.inktera.com/store/title/d629289e-30a0-4cf9-90d8-9b75f082bccd

Website: http://www.sherryewing.com










Savanna Kougar said...

HER INSATIABLE DARK HEROES

How many Superheroes does it take to satisfy the one woman who dances like a fire goddess? Answer: the four Dark Valorous Brothers of Chrontropolis.

Before the weather wars destroyed her world, Wendra was the girl next door, except for her dancing talent and her desire to become a top performer. When she is rescued from her own desperate attempt to fly inside her flame by Dark Zavier, then Claimed by the four Dark Valorous brothers, she has no idea how to cope with their primitive insatiable sexual needs, or their passionate longing to bond with her.

On top of that, her own super power, the ability to use flame as a weapon, is becoming stronger by the day, even if it remains useless against the Dark Brothers’ determination to master her. Still, how does she make her own blazing mark, in the new world of Superheroes and Super Villains?

Available at: http://bookstrand.com/her-insatiable-dark-heroes ~ EBOOK & PRINT

Happy Reading!

Savanna

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

Joan Reeves said...

Or is it just a marriage of convenience? Or something else? Something that sizzles like steam heat between them that neither Maddie nor Jake can resist?

Oil heiress Madeline Quinn needs a husband by the time she turns 25 in order to claim her full inheritance. Mad Maddie, as the tabloids christened her, has learned the hard way that men only see dollar signs when they look at her.

A marriage of convenience is the solution, and Maddie turns to the one man in the world she can trust, her housekeeper’s son who always treated her like a little sister when they were kids.

Jake Becker hasn’t seen Maddie since the night she tried to seduce him. Why should he help the woman who changed the course of his life? Simple. Revenge.

Or is it?

Presently only on Amazon: http://amzn.com/B00ML4QES0

Thanks!
Joan Reeves
http://slingwords.blogspot.com/p/fiction.html

Juli D. Revezzo said...
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Juli D. Revezzo said...

From my new adult paranormal romance CHANGELING'S CROWN

When Ianthe began her career as a faery godmother, she stumbled so badly that Snow White will probably never speak to her again. After a long suspension, she's finally been given a chance to redeem herself...but everything on this latest assignment is going wrong.

But why?

Worse, she definitely doesn't need an attractive mortal man distracting her from her duties. Of course, needs and wants are two different things.

Briak has had his eye on Ianthe for a very, very long time, but he's been waiting for just the right moment to make his move. Despite the fact all hell's about to break loose on his watch, he can't resist the opportunity to insert himself into her earthly assignment. Can he convince Ianthe of her true calling and thereby win her heart? Or will his subterfuge ultimately cost him her love?

CHANGELING'S CROWN is available at:
Amazon (all venues) http://smarturl.it/kv7d6e
Barnes and Noble: http://bit.ly/VMcxsT
Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/449603
and in print from: https://www.createspace.com/4797366

I hope you enjoy it!
Juli D. Revezzo
http://julidrevezzo.com/

Jacqueline Seewald said...

Award-winning novel The Chevalier is a sensual historical romance set in England and the Scottish Highlands in 1745, at the time of the second Jacobite Rebellion. Madeline: young, romantic, passionate and impulsive, and Gareth: world weary and cynical, are the heroine and hero. Politically, they are on opposite sides, yet there is a strong and immediate attraction between them. Try as hard as they might, their overwhelming passion for each other cannot be denied.
Winner of SteamEreads romance writing contest:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00GY95RTU/

http://steamereads.com.au/product-category/historical/

http://jacquelineseewald.blogspot.com

K. R. Bailey said...

From my romantic mystery, Secrets of Wolf Creek Pass

When five-year old Anna Burke goes missing in the rugged mountains of Wolf Creek Pass, can a stranger understand the clues and find her?

To survive the pain and loss of her own daughter’s kidnapping and murder, Layne Youngman has closed her heart to everything but helping others find their missing children. As she begins her search, it appears nearly everyone has a secret.

Rhys Burke is struggling to survive a bitter divorce. When Anna disappears while in his care, he is consumed with guilt and desperate to find his daughter. What he isn’t prepared for is the petite woman investigator who strikes a fire in his heart unlike anything he’s ever experienced.

Together they must find a way to unravel the clues, overcome the obstacles, and concentrate on finding Anna. What they don’t realize is the challenge may be more than they can handle.

My book is available in both e-book and print format at the following places:
Amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/Secrets-Creek-Bookstrand-Publishing-Romance/dp/1622411587/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1397678898&sr=8-1&keywords=Secrets+of+Wolf+Creek+Pass
Bookstrand:
http://www.bookstrand.com/secrets-of-wolf-creek-pass
Barnes and Noble:
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/secrets-of-wolf-creek-pass-k-r-bailey/1109689368?ean=9781622411580
Kobo:
http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/secrets-of-wolf-creek-pass

For more information about my other books, my website is:
www.KRBailey.com

Barbara Mikula said...

Here's the blurb from my latest release on Bookstrand.com

Michaela’s Debut
The Black Dahlia Hotel One
By Skye Michaels

Greenwich, Connecticut’s golden couple, Dillon Cavanaugh and Mikaela Sexton, are staying at the Black Dahlia Hotel, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida for the wedding of Jack Dalton Brown and Kaylin Gallagher. The new, luxurious hotel has a confidentiality guaranteed BDSM club on the top floor. While at breakfast, Mikaela receives a text directing her to a You Tube video that shows what appears to be her naked butt starring in a sex tape. The sender of the text threatens to post another video showing her face if she doesn’t pay up.
Handsome attorney and Congressional candidate, Dillon Cavanaugh, cannot afford a sex scandal involving his well-known girlfriend, but he is not willing to abandon the love of his life just to win an election. When the blackmailer threatens to post the second video unless she pays five million dollars, Mikaela decides to go underground until the blackmailer can be unearthed to the dismay of her sexy Dom boyfriend.
Can they salvage Dillon’s election, their relationship and retrieve the damaging video before it hits You Tube?


Shauna Roberts said...

From Claimed by the Enemy, a historical novel with strong romantic elements:

Crown Princess Nindalla knows the terrifying power of Sargon of Akkad’s army: Ten years ago, it destroyed her home city and killed her parents. Now the nightmare is happening again. The Akkadians conquer her new home, Susa; make her a widow; and strip her of her rank. Nindalla vows to protect her children from her enemies by any means necessary, including marrying whoever can shield them best. With plots swirling around her, can she trust her instincts to tell friends from foes?

Farm boy Ur-sag-enki was forced to become a soldier in the Akkadian army ten years ago after it destroyed his home and left him with nothing. When the Akkadians conquer Susa, he is awarded its governorship. He looks forward to settling down to the normal family life he craves. First, though, he must keep control of Susa despite enemies who exploit his inexperience, and he must gain legitimacy by persuading beautiful former princess Nindalla to marry him. But can he win her heart when it was his hand that struck down her husband?

http://www.amazon.com/dp/1938125134

http://www.ShaunaRoberts.com

Kristen Ethridge said...

THE CUPID CAPER (A Holiday Hearts Contemporary Romance Novella)

Sometimes you've got to take Cupid's bow and arrow into your own hands.

Amanda Marsh is in love with love. As a high school English teacher, she is surrounded by poetry and classic literature, including the love stories written by her favorite author, Shakespeare. She knows she’ll never find anything as romantic as the stories that have stood the test of time, so she’s settled on having a crush on chemistry teacher Luke Baker from a far.

Luke Baker left his career as a research chemist behind to share a love of science with students. And he’s about to make his pet project a reality as the curriculum lead for the district’s new specialized science and technology academy. When a poem shows up on his desk drawing him into The Cupid Caper, the Valentine’s Day-themed dance and fundraiser for Skyview High School’s Student Council, Luke dismisses the whole thing as a silly game. But when he realizes that winning the grand prize in The Cupid Caper is the one way he can help a star student attend the new STEM Academy, he decides to play along.

Paired together, the English teacher and the chemistry teacher both realize The Cupid Caper is more than a game, but neither can tell the other their feelings are no joke. When an education in happily ever after is on the line, will a man whose life has been ruled by the scientific method and a woman who quotes sonnets miss the mark, or will Cupid’s arrow finally ring true?

The Holiday Hearts Series: Heartwarming Stories of Finding Love on the Most Special Days of the Year

Please Note: The Cupid Caper is a sweet contemporary romance novella with a word count of 27,000 words.


Available on Amazon: http://bit.ly/TheCupidCaper

Linda McLaughlin said...

This is the blurb for my sweet Regency romance, Lady Elinor's Escape.

Lady Elinor Ashworth always longed for adventure, but when she runs away from her abusive aunt, she finds more than she bargained for. Elinor fears her aunt who is irrational and dangerous, threatening Elinor and anyone she associates with. When she encounters an inquisitive gentleman, she accepts his help, but fearing for his safety, hides her identity by pretending to be a seamstress. She resists his every attempt to draw her out, all the while fighting her attraction to him.

There are too many women in barrister Stephen Chaplin’s life, but he has never been able to turn his back on a damsel in distress. The younger son of a baronet is a ‘rescuer’ of troubled females, an unusual vocation fueled guilt over his failure to save the woman he loved from her brutal husband. He cannot help falling in love with his secretive seamstress, but to his dismay, the truth of her background reveals Stephen as the ineligible party.

Amazon: http://amzn.com/B00CHSNEII

Author's website: http://lindalyndi.com

Pat C. said...

This is from my latest, a MMF ménage with shapeshifters:

Rich, spoiled and bored beyond words, lynx shapeshifter Lady Jessalina impulsively buys a pair of virile male “pets” at the slave market. Little does she know her new acquisitions, fox shifter Fin and his partner Deon, a shifter of unknown breed, have their own agenda: rob the lady’s house and make off with the loot. But first, they’ll entertain their new mistress to the best of their ability, in the bedroom in particular.

While Fin easily feigns submission, Jess’s efforts to conquer Deon hit a wall, since Deon blames the lynx folk for the near extinction of his people.

When a rival noble kidnaps Jess, all three are tested to their limits. Stripped of all the perks and power of her rank, Jess finds her fate lies in the hands of the men she bought and owns, and discovers she’s come to love. They may wear the collars, but just who’s holding the leash?

www.bookstrand.com/jessalinas-pets

Two blogs: www.shapeshifterseductions.blogspot.com
www.titlemagic.blogspot.com

Elaine Hopper said...

Cooking Up A Storm by Ashley Ladd
Erotic MM romance
https://www.totallybound.com/cooking-up-a-storm
http://www.ashleyladd.blogspot.com

Blurb:
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.