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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Hump Day Blurb Share!


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22 comments:

E. Ayers said...

WITH THIS RING (Wedding Vows book one)
http://amzn.com/B00L1EN72C

DeeDee Drayden doesn’t believe in a happily ever after, even though her passion is designing wedding gowns. Cody Montgomery, heir to a fortune, is hiding in a small town raising seven children after two failed marriages. With his hands full, he’s sworn off women. But when Cody ends up being a silent partner and CFO of DeeDee’s fledgling bridal business, his eyes are on more than the bottom line. Do they dare mix business with pleasure to find their own happily ever after?

http://amzn.com/B00L1EN72C
Available as a Kindle Unlimited

Barbara Mikula said...

Here's the Blurb for Pandora's Box, Book 5 of The Golden Dolphin Series:

Light BDSM M/F Contemporary Sextreme

After her sister’s death, Pandora Wescott, freelance wildlife photographer, had packed up a box full of camera equipment that belonged to her older half-sister, the famous fashion photographer, Petra Taylor, and taken it home. Petra had taken her own life in her New York apartment and left a note saying that she was sorry, but she just couldn’t go on without her “Master.”
In looking through the photos stored on one of Petra’s digital cameras, Pandora is shocked to find out that Petra had been deeply involved in an extreme lifestyle. Pandora is not a prude, but she finds the graphic pictures disturbing. Petra had never confided this side of her life to Pandora.
Pandora had tried to gain entry to the secret Le Club Eastside–Manhattan to which Petra and her unknown “Master” belonged, but since the club was for members only, she had been unable to get any further than the lobby. Although sympathetic, the strict confidentiality agreement signed by all members and guests prohibited the club from giving her any information.
While clearing out Petra’s apartment, Pandora learns that the previous year Petra and her Master had taken a cruise up the Amazon River aboard the three hundred foot luxury yacht, the Golden Dolphin which provides a venue for discrete BDSM cruises.
Desperate for information about Petra and her Master, Pandora manages to book an Alaskan cruise on the Golden Dolphin under the pretense that she wants to take the new sub training class while completing a photography assignment in Alaska for a wildlife magazine.
Once on board she meets the handsome and enigmatic neurosurgeon, Dr. John Grayson. Gray is intrigued by the beautiful but strangely reticent Pandora. He is determined to make her his sub and to find out what unhappiness is lurking beneath her surface.
Gray is traveling with his colleague and friend, Trent Redding and his wife, Paula, and their friends from Ocala, Jason and Calleigh Steele and Justin and Kelly Devereau. Gray had been Trent’s weekend guest at the very luxurious Le Club Laurel Oak–Ocala on many occasions and had agreed to teach the Master Dom training class offered on the ship while he is trying to get over an unexpected setback in his own personal life, the tragic death of his former sub. The group from Ocala is intending to enjoy the cruise and check out a promising gold mining investment in the Alaskan wilderness.
Gray is blown away when he meets the beautiful photographer, but will the secrets in their pasts destroy any chance of a relationship?
http://www.amazon.com/Pandoras-Golden-Dolphin-Publishing-Classic-ebook/dp/B00J27472E/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1406725970&sr=8-1&keywords=skye+michaels+pandora

www.bookstrand.com/pandoras-box

Sam Cheever said...

This is from a recent dark paranormal/sci fi release, Tall, Dark & Apocalyptic:

Apart they are pain and death...apocalyptic. Together they are fire and magic...destiny.

He’s a warrior, a bounty hunter in a world turned upside down. She’s his latest bounty...a creature of dark power. As everything in their world implodes, they must work together to set it right, while the fire burning between them threatens to consume everything in its path.

Amazon.com: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00L5OIT0I
Amazon.uk: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Tall-Dark-Apocalyptic-Sam-Cheever-ebook/dp/B00L5OIT0I
Amazon.ca: http://www.amazon.ca/Tall-Dark-Apocalyptic-Sam-Cheever-ebook/dp/B00L5OIT0I
Paperback: http://www.amazon.com/Tall-Dark-Apocalyptic-Sam-Cheever/dp/149950697X
All Romance eBooks: https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-talldarkapocalyptic-1554223-140.html
Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/tall-dark-apocalyptic-sam-cheever/1119583053?ean=2940045959100
Kobo Books: http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/tall-dark-apocalyptic

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

Lee Rowan said...

Ransom
Gay Historical romance

An officer, a gentleman... and a sodomite. The first two earn him honor and respect, the third may cost him his life. David Archer realizes how hopeless his attraction to his fellow midshipman is from the moment a newly-arrived William Marshall challenges a sexually abusive shipmate to a duel – and shoots him dead.

To Marshall, the Navy is his one chance to move beyond his humble beginnings. While others spend shore leave carousing, he curls up with a navigation text. When they and their captain are abducted, Archer and Marshall become pawns in a renegade’s sadistic game. To protect the man he loves, David Archer chooses to face his own demons of past abuse returned in a different form. When Marshall learns of Archer’s sacrifice, he discovers what he feels for Davy runs stronger and deeper than friendship. He's in love, for the first time in his life, and he wants to know all about this new emotion.

But first they must escape. Only then will they find out if they can preserve their love without losing their lives.

http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=5387

www.lee-rowan.net

Even Sultry said...

Shanna Shane runs a small gothic curio shop in a small Midwestern town. Always shy and self-conscious about her looks, Shanna has never had the courage to ask her mysterious and handsome, once-a-month visitor out on a date. But she’s determined this time will be different. When her courage again fails her, Shanna is asked out by a new stranger, even more mysterious. Believing her chance with the object of her affection lost, Shanna says yes, changing her destiny forever.

http://www.bookstrand.com/celestial-triumvirate

Mary Magdeline said...

Hawk's Gift - by Mary M. Forbes - Western Historical Romance

Roberta Taylor, an aggressive, wealthy and reporter goes to the west to find a reason why there is such unrest. She meets enigmatic Damien Larocque and tricks him into taking her to Big Bear’s camp in Montana.

Roberta stands for everything Damien dislikes in a woman. She is arrogant and believes she is always right. Why does she fascinate him so much?

Author Central: - http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B002UUEK4U
Website: http://marymforbes.wordpress.com

Rose Anderson said...

Dreamscape ~by Rose Anderson
A scorching Victorian time travel...of sorts.
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Unable to deny his own translucence, Dr. Jason Bowen determines his lack of physical substance could only mean one thing—he's a ghost. Murdered more than a century before, Jason haunts his house and ponders the treachery that took his life. When Lanie O'Keefe arrives with plans to renovate her newly purchased Victorian mansion, Jason discovers, ghost or not, he's still very much a man. Despite its derelict condition and haunted reputation, Lanie couldn't be happier with her new home, but then she has no idea a spirit follows her every move throughout the day and shares her captivating warmth at night. Jason soon discovers he can travel through Lanie's dreams and finds himself reliving the days before his murder with Lanie by his side. It took one hundred and twenty years for love to find them, but there's that insurmountable little matter of Jason being dead.
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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/

Daryl Devore said...

Sexy Red Hood - erotic contemporary romance by Daryl Devore - Sept 10

“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.ca/dp/B0055L1KJY
Blog – Erotic Notions – http://myeroticnotions.blogspot.com

Victoria Adams said...

Circles Divided – book 2 in 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. What happens next for prep school lovers, Julie and Robert, when both are caught in the passions of young love and social dilemma.

Is the love of a girl from wealthy Westland and a street punk from the slums of the Shore strong enough to surpass all that life will throw at them and forge a life together? Is Julie willing to sacrifice her childhood dream of becoming a professional dancer for the man she loves? Is Robert willing to lay down his ties to the gang in order to hold onto his new found love?

Sacrifices must be made, but will they be enough?

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BBKNDAC
Where to find me – Victoria's Pages of Romance - http://victoriaadams.blogspot.com

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.


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

Website: http://www.booksandpaintingsbyjoanne.com

Judy Baker said...

Better She Love - book 3 of the Silver Sage Novels
Can a kiss, a flash flood rescue, a shooting, and a mad rabid wolf, chase her into the arms of a Comanche half-breed, and convince her she belongs with him?
http://www.amazon.com/Better-She-Love-Judy-Baker/dp/1631051806/ref=sr_1_fkmr3_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1410362380&sr=1-1-fkmr3&keywords=better+she+love+by+anna+sugg

Michele Drier said...

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?

SNAP: All That Jazz
http://amzn.com/B00LDCXWRC

find me at http://amzn.com/e/B005D2YC8G

Jana Richards said...

Today I'm featuring my soon to be released contemporary romance ONE MORE SECOND CHANCE. Here's the blurb:

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?

Thanks!
Jana Richards
www.janarichards.com
Amazon Author Page

Rosemary Gemmell said...

Victorian novella, Mischief at Mulberry Manor by Romy Gemmell

When Maryanne Robertson visits her cousins’ old manor house for the Twelfth Night Masked Ball in 1859, she does not expect to find the manor haunted or to fall in love. But mischief is afoot and one of her cousins is missing as frost covers the ground outdoors. Is the mischief caused by a ghostly presence or someone more human?

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00AQYP2BC

http://www.rosemarygemmell.com

Sandy said...

A sweet romance: All Bets Are Off by Sandra K. Marshall

Can a recovering gambling addict bet on a second chance at love?

Ana Torres has dug her self out of her gambling debts and started a business to help others with the same problem. Now, she wants to show her soul mate she has changed and win him back.

Jason Gibbs meets his wife at a party and realizes he still loves her even after all she cost him with her gambling addiction. He wants to find out if she has changed, and if she has, he will woo her back.

http://www.amazon.com/All-Bets-Are-Sandra-Marshall-ebook/dp/B00LETFUZG/ref=tmm_kin_title_0?ie=UTF8&qid=1405894139&sr=8-1

- http://www.barnesandnoble.com/s/All-Bets-Are-Off-by-Sandra-K-Marshall?Store=ebook&keyword=All+Bets+Are+Off+by+Sandra+K.+Marshall

http://www.sandramarshallblog.blogspot.com

margobondcollins.com said...

Taming the Country Star by Margo Bond Collins

Blurb:

He'll do anything to win her heart. She'll do anything to keep him away.

Country star Cole Grayson is in town, and Kylie Andrews is less than thrilled. As if months of changing the radio station and tearing down his posters weren’t bad enough, now she has to deal with a town of fans swarming toward the man who deceived her the year before. But when Kylie’s eyes meet Cole’s again, she can’t deny the electric chemistry that drew her to him the first time around.

Cole Grayson is on a mission. Ever since Kylie left him, he hasn’t been able to forget her sweet country smile. After writing a song just for her, he sets off for her hometown to prove he’s not the player she thinks he is. But as much as Cole can’t forget her, Kylie wonders if she can forgive him…


Kindle Worldwide: http://bookShow.me/B00KK4DORC

Website: http://www.MargoBondCollins.net

Rosemary Morris said...

False Pretences by Rosemary Morris

A Traditional Regency Novel - Mystery and Romance

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.

Read the first three chapters and watch the book trailer at: www.rosemarymorris.co.uk

amazon.com/dp/B009YK1MFO
Also available from: https://museituppublishing.com/bookstore

Anonymous said...

Son of Dragons Book 2 Legends of Oblivion a Fantasy/ Paranormal romance

Shunned by her own people and weary-hearted from centuries of lost loves, Elvin warrior Mirhana scours the land to silence the undead. Her heart has turned as cold as the sword she wields, until a prince seeks her aid.

Never has Prince Landon met a woman like Mirhana. Both beautiful and deadly, she haunts his dreams. The battle at hand becomes more enchanting than fighting to remain true to his unseen betrothed.

When a traitor emerges, new alliances are tested and the only remaining hope is to follow the prophecy and find the . . . Son of Dragons.

Amazon Buylink: http://amzn.com/B00JX12L1I
Website: www.andreacooperbooks.com

Savanna Kougar said...

STALLION OF ASH AND FLAME

Blurb ~

Drojovv Zyan of the V’Trailuc Realm is a man-stallion of ash and flame on a mission to save his world’s crucial Earth portal from the fires ravaging the National Forest surrounding it. Pretending to be the tracker, Trail, he settles in a small southeastern Arizona town. When he gets an eyeful of the beautiful ranch owner, Seneca, he stud lusts after the Earth human, a woman he’s not supposed to take as his Mate.

Trail leaves her alone until her brother is in a bad motorcycle accident and she needs a hired hand. Soon both of them are threatened by a whole horde of enemies. At all costs Trail must protect her. His world depends on it, her world depends on it. And his heart comes to depend on it.
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Link: http://bookstrand.com/stallion-of-ash-and-flame ~ Ebook and Print
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Happy Reading!

Savanna

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

Donna Hechler Porter said...

From Keeping Secrets, Children of the Light I, historical fiction

A Grieving Husband
Amon Cayle needs a seamstress. He has spent the last year rebuilding his life after the tragic death of his wife in a house fire, the same fire that nearly took the life of his eldest son as well. The business of grieving their loss, as well as the work of his tobacco plantation, has caused him to neglect the simplest of tasks. His family now needs clothes, and despite his dislike for Mary McKechnie, and their shared past, he offers her the job.

A Desperate Mother
Mary McKechnie needs a job. Her brother has threatened to take her daughters and place them into indentured service if she cannot provide for them. He has not made it any easier for her by insisting she work only for fellow Friends. When Amon Cayle offers her a job, she has little choice but to accept.

A Devastating Secret
The last time Amon spoke with Mary, after she walked away from him into the arms of another man over twenty years ago, she assured him she was not keeping secrets. He didn’t believe her then, and he doesn’t believe her now. While she is working for him, he is determined to find answers. She is just as determined to not give them.
Will Mary be able to save Amon from the past? Or will her secret tear them apart forever?

available at Amazon @ http://www.amazon.com/Keeping-Secrets-Children-Light-Book-ebook/dp/B00KK87I66/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1410383128&sr=8-1&keywords=porter+keeping+secrets

website: www.donnahechlerporterbooks.wordpress.com/novels

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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