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Wednesday, September 3, 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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27 comments:

E. Ayers said...

A LOVE SONG IN WYOMING
http://amzn.com/B00A1HUQC4

Angie has a problem. Country music star, Johnny Rockthorne bought the property next to her family's ranch. She loves his attention and it makes her heart sing, but she doesn't want to be a rich boy's toy. Then her first love shows up and claims he's returned for her. Both men promise her a better life. One can give her everything she's ever wanted, and the other can give her anything she wants.

Johnny Rockthorne, America's most popular country vocalist, finds his dream home in the ranching community of Creeds Crossing where he can relax between concerts and write music. He also finds Angie Clovis. She's part Native American with long, straight, black hair and sky-blue eyes. As his heart reaches out for her, she becomes the inspiration for a new song.

Angie's a cowgirl from a poor ranching family with a secret that she's never told anyone. All she's ever wanted was to fall in love, settle down on a successful ranch, and have a few children. Jacino "Jack" Alveraz comes back into town, and once again, she finds herself falling for his smooth lines and promises of better life on a ranch with him. Torn between two men, she's forced to make a split second decision.

This book spent seven months on Amazon's best-selling western list.
http://amzn.com/B00A1HUQC4

Dianne Duval said...

NIGHT UNBOUND
http://amzn.to/1owVm7B

For centuries, Lisette d'Alençon has been a warrior against the dark. She fights alongside her brothers and comrades. But when the dreams start coming, she can't bear to confess them to the Immortal Guardians' command. Dreams of a dark-haired man with soft eyes and brutal wounds, a man her heart aches for--and a man she knows has been declared a traitor.

Zach is an exile, a loner. He won't defend himself against false accusations or grovel to those who should have faith in him. But he'll damn sure defend the woman who kept him sane against a plague of super-vamps that seems to have appeared from nowhere. The Guardians will blame him, and that will make Lisette suspect, too. With life, death and eternity on the line, who can they really trust?

Barbara Mikula said...

Here's a blurb from Mikaela's Debut, Book 1 of The Black Dahlia Hotel series by Skye Michaels

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?
www.bookstrand.com/mikaelas-debut

Susan Macatee said...

From 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

Bea LaRocca said...

Worth Waiting For Dare to Dream 3 M/M
RELEASED TODAY!
http://www.bookstrand.com/worth-waiting-for-larocca

Worth Waiting For
When Nick Stevens walked into the office, Marcus Anderson realized that he’d found the man of his dreams...until he learns that Nick is already taken. Determined to make the best of an uncomfortable situation, Marcus tries to keep a polite distance, maintaining a strictly professional relationship with his co-worker as he struggles to keep his personal desires to himself. Until the night that he finds Nick alone in a bar, hurt, angry, and too drunk to stand on his own. In order to help him, Marcus must put his personal feelings aside so that he can be the friend that Nick needs. Not entirely sure that he can pull it off, he helps Nick get home, tucks him safely into his apartment, and watches over him through the night. Convinced that Nick will never see him as anything more than a co-worker, he resigns himself to his fate. That of being a man who is permanently relegated to the "friend zone." Until Nick kisses him that is…
Genre: Alternative

Rosemary Morris said...

False Pretences by Rosemary Morris
A Traditional Regency Novel



Five year-old Annabelle arrived at boarding school fluent in French and English. Separated from her nurse, a dismal shadow blights Annabelle’s life because she does not know who her parents are.

Although high-spirited, Annabelle is financially dependent on her unknown guardian, she refuses to marry a French baron more than twice her age.

Her life in danger, Annabelle is saved by a gentleman, who says he will help her to discover her identity. Yet, from then on nothing is as it seems, and she is forced to run away for the second time to protect her rescuer.

Even more determined to discover her identity, in spite of many false pretences, Annabelle must learn who to trust. Her attempts to unravel the mystery of her birth lead to further danger, despair and unbearable heartache, and even more false pretences, until the only person who has ever wanted to cherish her, reveals the startling truth, and all’s well that ends well.

amazon.com/dp/B009YK1MFO

https://museituppublishing.com/bookstore/


Catherine Kean said...

Here's the blurb from my award-winning medieval romance A KNIGHT'S VENGEANCE, Book 1 of my Knight's Series:

Geoffrey de Lanceau is a knight, the son of the man who once ruled Wode. His noble sire died, however, branded as a traitor. But never will Geoffrey believe his father betrayed their king, and swears vengeance against the man who brought his sire down in a siege to take over Wode.

Lady Elizabeth Brackendale dreamed of marrying for love, but is promised by her father to a lecherous old baron. Then she is abducted and held for ransom by a scarred, tormented rogue who turns out to be the very knight who has sworn vengeance against her father.

The threads of deception sewn eighteen years ago bind the past and present. Only by Geoffrey and Elizabeth championing their forbidden love can the truth - and the lies — be revealed about a knight's vengeance.

Amazon link: http://www.amazon.com/Knights-Vengeance-Book-ebook/dp/B006NQQ464/

Website: http://www.catherinekean.com

Amanda Young said...

Recession by Amanda Young
Book II in the Chicken Ranch Series

Garrett has fallen on tough times. Once a construction worker, he now depends on the desires of others to feed his little brother and keep a roof over their heads. As one of the many rent boys at Chicken Ranch, Garrett lives in constant fear, torn between making enough money to survive and getting busted for doing something illegal and immoral to pay the bills.

Miller is a workaholic with a chip on his shoulder. It isn’t until his beloved Grandma passes away that Miller dares to temporarily return home to the town he despises. Once there, he faces a surprise inheritance that causes more problems than solutions and the man he left behind to pursue his dreams.

Their reunion comes with an abundance of complications and old feelings. Bitterness and anger swiftly turn into desire and a rekindled love that threatens more than their hearts. Things take a turn for the worst when Miller provokes a threat to Garrett’s custody of his little brother. Having already lost Garrett to familial obligations once, Miller fears they’re doomed to repeat the past, only this time Garrett will be the one who’ll walk away.

Now available at Amazon
http://tinyurl.com/q9654wo

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?

http://amzn.com/e/B005D2YC8G
http://www.micheledrier.com

Vijaya Schartz, author said...

ALIEN LOCKDOWN

The year is 3033, and deep in the bowels of the underground galactic prison, something has gone terribly wrong. An artist at heart, Rhonda never wanted this medic prison job. When the civilian personnel vanish and an earthquake damages the nuclear reactor, she must go down to repair it with Captain Perfect himself, Cole Riggeur, who always plays by the rules and never trusted a woman in his life. But deep in the underground penitentiary, the most wicked convicts in the Galaxy are loose, and a treacherous shape-shifter plans his revenge. Disconnected from the Garrison, against impossible odds, Cole and Rhonda now face their greatest challenge... trusting each other in order to survive.

Available on Amazon
http://amzn.com/B00495XUT0

Pat C. said...

This one's from one of my more popular M/M stories, BELONGING

Raised by vampires, Jeremy Teach wants nothing more than to belong to a vampire. After a slayer destroys his family, Jeremy flees to southern California and finds work as a prostitute in a brothel that caters to paranormal creatures. Here he meets and falls in love with Wallace, one of his vampire clients. However, Wallace is harboring a deadly secret from his long-lost human past that threatens their future together. Can Jeremy learn to forgive, or is their relationship doomed?

www.bookstrand.com/pat-cunningham

Blogging at:
www.titlemagic.blogspot.com
www.shapeshifterseductions.blogspot.com

Pat C. said...

Hi, Bea!

(fellow MM writer for Siren waves from across room)

Teresa Reasor said...

Thanks so much for this. I love posting my blurbs.
This is from my New Release: Breaking Ties (Book 4 of the SEAL Team Heartbreakers Series)
Navy SEAL Brett 'Cutter' Weaver is on a mission to Nicaragua when he learns his bride-to-be, Tess Kelly, has been injured in a car bombing. At Homeland Security’s demand, he’s rushed home on the next available transport and arrives to find Tess embroiled in three controversial stories. One may offer the key to her attacker.

On top of the emotional and physical upheaval of the bombing, Tess has been offered the journalistic opportunity of a lifetime at the Washington Post. If she accepts the job, she and Brett face living on opposite sides of the country. With their wedding two weeks away, she has temptations to face and tough decisions to make.

Serving as her security detail, Brett sees Tess’s remarkable investigative reporting skills in action, and acts as her sounding board and partner. He’s willing to sacrifice to ensure her happiness, but more, he wants to keep her safe. Because there’s a killer stalking her, and one interview at a time, they mean to catch him.Amazon http://amzn.to/1p1LmkE
http://www.teresareasor.com

Mona Karel said...

From Teach Me To Forget

Her past was behind her...or so she’d thought.

Bethany Acton has come a long way from the day she was an abused child-bride of a dissolute jet setter. Now divorced and single, she writes for a lifestyles magazine, lives out of her motor home, and answers only to her boss—when he can find her. She has overcome her horrendous past and taken control of her own life. But when Jonathan Merritt, a rising star in wildlife photography, enters her world, she learns that control is a tenuous thing.


His past was despicable, but it hasn’t affected his future...until now.

Jonathan knows he has met the woman with whom he wants to spend his future, but first he must admit his role in her past. Afraid the truth will turn her against him, he tries to gain her trust and affection before confessing. But the longer he hesitates, the harder it becomes to tell her. Can Jonathan gain enough of her love and trust for her to forgive what he did—or will his past indiscretions destroy his only chance for happiness?

http://tinyurl.com/ogu73h9 Amazon
Come visit at http://mona-karel.com/

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 - http://www.amazon.com/dp/B009PFNPMG

Where to find me – Victoria's Pages of Romance - http://victoriaadams.blogspot.com

Daryl Devore said...

Black Dorn - an erotic medieval romance by Daryl Devore.

Purchased to be trained as a courtesan, Branwyn arrives in a strange new land and begins her daily lesson in the art of bedding a man.
Back from battle, Prince Malack returns to the court of his father. The noble woman chosen to be his bride rejected him and bedded his hated rival. Malack turned his anger onto the focus of battle and increasing the power and wealth of Black Dorn. Until his gaze settles onto the face of the woman who will be his queen.


Buy Link - Amazon – http://www.amazon.com/Black-submission-punishment-bondage-ebook/dp/B005XQ93RC

Blog – Erotic Notions – http://myeroticnotions.blogspot.com

Margaret Taylor said...

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

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

Sandy said...

Addiction:

Two men are after the same woman but for very different reasons.

Dark-haired beauty, Jolene Dubois has a serious problem, and it's not just battling alcoholism. Late at night, she receives whispered calls. "Jolene, I want you. I'm coming for you." Shivers climb up her spine and ice flows in her veins. What does he want? Who is it? She must figure it out before she trusts the wrong person.

Jake Farrell, the handsome rogue is an operator with women but is he hiding something dark and terrible under his cheery facade. The detective, Andy Martin, who investigated her father's murder, continues to ask her out. Les Voodre, an alcoholic she met at AA follows her everywhere, and Ron Keisler, her AA sponsor is always there when she needs him. Could her caller be one of these men?

To further complicate her life, she fights a host of addictions; alcoholism, smoking, gambling and sex. Jolene is determined to beat the alcohol and to stay out of the clutches of the fiend who phones her.

http://www.amazon.com/Addiction-Sandra-K-Marshall-ebook/dp/B00FI6JHT6/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1405341541&sr=1-1&keywords=Addiction+by+sandra+k.+marshall

http://www.skaymarshall.com

Jana Richards said...

This blurb is from my soon to be released book from The Wild Rose Press, ONE MORE SECOND CHANCE. It's part of a multi-author series set in Lobster Cove, Maine:

Dr. Alex Campbell has an agenda —finish his contract to provide medical services in Maine, pay off his medical school debt, and head back to his real life in San Diego. But when he meets Julia Stewart, all his carefully laid plans are put in jeopardy.

Julia Stewart, Lobster Cove’s high school principal, swears she’ll never let another man drag her away from the home she loves. Her aging parents need her, and the Cove is where she wants to raise her daughter. When her mother’s illness brings her and the big city doctor closer together, panic sets in. Her marriage taught her that men don’t stay. Can she put aside the heartaches of the past and trust Alex enough to accept the love he’s offering? Or will her fear of abandonment mean she’ll send him away forever?

Thank you!
Jana Richards
www.janarichards.com
Amazon Author Page

Suz said...

It's short but good I hope:

Sherlock's Scandal: A bored Sherlock is a dangerous Sherlock. His twin vices of cocaine and sex could prove his undoing, until he meets his match in elusive, enigmatic Irene Adler. Hiding her heart, Irene deserts Sherlock in the midst of their affair. He schemes to win her back, but the lady won’t come easily to hand. Instead, she forces him to compete for honor, glory and love.

Buy it here:
http://www.ellorascave.com/sherlock-s-scandal.html

Elaine Hopper said...

From "Her Men" by Ashley Ladd

https://www.totallybound.com/her-men
http://www.ashleyladd.blogspot.com

Forty-four year old Julie Weston has loved Timmy and James since her college days twenty something years ago. She's fantasized about both all these long years, never able to choose between them.

Hoping Tim and James will attend, she attends their college marching band reunion. When both men show up her dreams are answered. They're sexier than she imagined and she hopes they won't be disappointed by her older self.

It turns out both men came just to see her again and neither is happy about the other’s presence. They fight over her, confusing her more than ever. It takes a hot ménage…or two…for her heart to decide which one she’s in love with.

James D said...

Here's the blurb for book four of the Dream Series, DREAM FAMILY...

Dr. Sara Alderson didn’t think she had a problem in the world, when she walked into the office for her first day as a partner in her own medical practice. And then the police showed up and arrested her for a crime she couldn’t possibly have committed. Twenty four hours later, after a horrifying day and night in jail, Sara comes home a different – and completely broken – woman.

Clearing her name is her first challenge, but that’s nothing compared to the task of rebuilding her shattered psyche. And the only way she can do that is with the help of the supernatural dreams, the same dreams that have nearly cost Sara her sanity – and almost got her killed – in the past.

Dream Family is the fourth book of the Dream Series.

http://getBook.at/DreamFamily
http://viewauthor.at/JJDiBenedetto

Bea LaRocca said...

Hi Pat!

Savanna Kougar said...

HER MIDNIGHT STARDUST COWBOYS

SHAPESHIFTER SEDUCTIONS PRESENTS:

An Erotic Romance Menage

Blurbette ~

A woman desperate to save herself and her prize horses.
Two shapeshifter cowboys who want her as their woman.

When Zance, a timber wolf shifter,
and Dontoya, a black cougar shifter,
find Sherilyn dying due to a reckless driver,
there is only one way to bring her back to life.
But, that's only the beginning...


Blurb ~

Sherilyn hides out on her small ranch near the odd town of Talbot's Peak, Montana, determined to save her prize horses from being stolen. She has no time for men. Besides she's been down that heartbreak road one too many times. The hitch: she didn't bargain on two shapeshifter cowboys who decide she belongs to them.

Zance, a timber wolf shifter, and Dontoya, a rare black cougar shifter, are longtime pardners. Having built up their immense ranch in the supernaturals community, they've settled into a cattleman's lifestyle. Now they've finally found the one woman they both want as their mate.

Excerpt-Buy Link: http://savannakougar.blogspot.com/p/blog-page.html

HAPPY READING!

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

Savanna Kougar said...

Hey there, you. This is a must read if you love vampires and m/m. ~Savanna

Karen McCullough said...

The blurb for GUARDIAN OF THE GRIMOIRE -

Magic, mystery and romance combine in a gothic story that sees a peaceful, small-town library turned into a supernatural battleground. In the library’s basement a dangerous book lies hidden somewhere in stacks of old crates, and librarian Jess O’Rourke is caught in the middle of a battle for possession of it between a demon who is desperate to get hold of it and the book’s mysterious guardian.

Just $1.99 at Amazon for this paranormal novella:
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00G02VQLO

Pat C. said...

Or SUPERNATURAL. See if you can guess who the characters were inspired by. :)