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Wednesday, September 17, 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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E. Ayers said...

A CHALLENGE (Ari & Tate's Story) (A River City Novel book 3)

They do not need to be read in order! Just jump in!
Available as a Kindle Unlimited

Tate Zaro is feisty and ambitious; and she is has a problem. She quit her job, then fell in love with the handsome Ari Bia, but children and marriage are not in her plans. The job she takes comes with a bare subsistent income that holds promise of great rewards in the future, but she doesn’t like her new boss. Then toss in an unexpected pregnancy and a problem at work that could cause her to lose that job. Can it get any worse? Will she ever find her happily ever after?
Available as a Kindle Unlimited

Susan Sofayov said...

DEFECTIVE by Susan Sofayov


University of Pittsburgh law student, Maggie Hovis, battles an enemy she cannot escape—her own brain. When her fiancĂ©, Sam, moves out, she knows there is only one way to get him back—control her moods. Diagnosed with Bipolar II Disorder, Maggie begins a journey that leads her into fear and insecurity. What if Sam never comes home? And does it even matter, anyway? Won’t mental illness stop any man from loving her?

JoAnne Myers said...

All For the Family-In 2003, as a way to erase her 22 year-old husbands criminal past, 19 year-old Molly Abbott devises a ghoulish and desperate strategy.


Even Sultry said...

Shanna's once-a-month suitor, Robin, is absolutely smitten with the beautiful and curvaceous owner of the Smilin’ Jack. When she goes out with the vain and deadly Viktor, Robin realizes he must bear his heart and soul to her or risk losing her forever. Light and dark vie for the love and affection of Shanna Shane, the battle revealing more about her than she ever imagined and releasing pleasures never known before.

Juliet Chase said...

The Trouble With Mini Cows

In Anacortes, small cows can be big trouble.

Tessa Calhoun has gone with the flow her entire life. At thirty she feels stuck in a rut and ready to make some changes. Then her grandmother goes missing and it’s up to Tess to deal with an entire herd of miniature dairy cows that are violating the law.

Attorney Nate Hale has had enough. He needs the cows to go away, but he’d rather like Tess to stick around.

Tess has serious doubts that she can keep her gran out of jail when she finally returns, and save the mini cows at the same time. Being distracted by a charming attorney with his own agenda sure isn’t helping…

Anita Philmar said...

A spy that prefers to work alone, Nick Royster’s assignment is turned upside down when his superiors sends him a personal companion. Not appreciating the need to watch someone else’s back, he attends a dinner of Salsar’s inner group. Only to learn, he has to sacrifice Rane to get the information he needs to end the war.

Rane knows the important of winning. Her family slaughtered by Salsar, this is her homeland and she plans to do whatever it takes to win her peoples’ freedom.

With everything on the line, can these two have any future together or does love and war equal heartache?

Naked Rebel by Anita Philmar

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Adriana said...

Willow Smoke (Riders Up Book One)

When the chips are down, there's nobody there. Willowy blond Daisy Matthews has survived the Chicago streets with this mantra but is unprepared for the much older Nick Underwood's urgent pursuit. The wealthy businessman receives a thoroughbred in payment for a bad debt and is thrust into Daisy's world. She teaches him about horse racing; he teaches her about love. When Daisy's seamy brother-in-law threatens Nick's safety, she doggedly tries to stop him by herself, but flees to the familiar streets when he attacks. Can Nick find her in time – and if he does, will she still want him?

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Rose Anderson said...

Loving Leonardo ~by Rose Anderson
A scorching Victorian polyamory. Love knows no boundaries.
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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Sam Cheever said...

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.

Charmaine Gordon said...

Charmaine Gordon:
To Be Continued
Series: Women Who Survive and Thrive by Charmaine Gordon, Book 1
Elizabeth Malone wakes up the morning after an amazing night of passion with her husband of forty years to find a note: Dear Lizzie, it’s not you, it’s me. Abandoned by her husband, disappointed in daughter Susie’s casual attitude Dad’s having a mid-life crisis, Beth decides to re-establish herself as the winner she once was. When Frank Malone returns, he’s in for a big surprise!
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Anonymous said...

Starling, book 1 in the Love in Los Angeles series

Be careful what you wish for...

When J. Alex Cook, a production assistant on The Fourth Estate (one of network TV’s hottest shows), is accidentally catapulted to stardom, he finds himself struggling to navigate both fame and a relationship with Paul, one of Fourth’s key writers. Despite their incendiary chemistry, Alex’s inexperience and the baggage they’re both carrying quickly lead to an ugly break-up.

Because the stars aren't benign

Reeling from their broken hearts, Alex has an affair and Paul has an ill-advised reunion with an old flame. Meanwhile, the meddling of their colleagues, friends -- and even the paparazzi! -- quickly make Alex and Paul’s real life romance troubles the soap opera of the television season.

But while the entertainment value may be high, no one knows better than Alex and Paul that there are no guarantees when it comes to love in Los Angeles.

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Susan Macatee said...

From Civil War short story, The Christmas Ball.

While pretending to be a male soldier, farm girl Sara Brewster falls for a handsome Union army surgeon. When her secret is revealed, will a lavish Christmas Eve ball work in her favor--or will her
heart be broken?

Kirk Ellison is shocked to discover the assistant he thought of as a boy is a young woman disguised as a man. As his feelings for Sara grow, he must convince her she can fit into his society life, if he's to make her his own.

Sherry Ewing said...

If My Heart Could See You is my debut historical romance hitting Amazon's Bestseller list for the eBook!

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.

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Jane Leopold Quinn said...

A very hot M/M, I'll Be Your Last, out now from Siren

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?

Catherine Kean said...

Here's the back blurb for my novella A KNIGHT TO REMEMBER, included in the ENCHANTED BY AN EMERALD anthology:

When widowed Lady Aislinn Locksmeade finds a naked, unconscious man in the forest, she wonders if he's Hugh Brigonne, her first and only true love. When he wakes, he can't remember who he is or what happened to him. Does she dare to love the roguish stranger, or is there far greater danger than risking her heart?

Anthology is available in eBook ($0.99) and print ($17.09)



Anonymous said...

Here's The Guardian one of the short stories in Five Shades of Romance: Spice Box (Guardian is mine, but 4 other authors wrote 4 other stories combined in this bundle)

Though married once before, Anne was in a loveless and abusive marriage. Now as a dowager widow, she works to provide for herself. The last thing she expects is a mysterious stranger to arrive seeking her help.

Her desire for the stranger grows like nothing she’d ever known…but love has burned her before.

Kaden’s horse is injured, so he barters with Anne for a few days respite in order for the animal’s leg to mend. It becomes clear to Kaden that more than his horse is in need of healing.

The more Kaden pushes Anne’s boundaries, the more skittish she becomes. Pushing her out of her self-imposed safety zone is dangerous, but all good things take a risk…and he is determined to enter into that forbidden zone.

Who will heal who, or will strangers continue on two different paths in life?


Rosemary Morris said...

Tangled Love by Rosemary Morris was short listed for the best romantic e-book at The Festival of Romance, Bedford U.K in 2013

"By the age of eighteen, Richelda’s beloved parents are dead. She believes her privileged life is over. At home in dilapidated Belmont House, her only companions are her mother’s old nurse and her devoted dog, Puck."

Tangled Love, is on special offer for £1.84 OR $3.05.

Available from:- kobo, nook, Barnes and n
Noble and elsewhere.

View the book trailer and read the first three chapters at:

Jana Richards said...

Here's the blurb for HER BEST MAN, Book 1 in my Left at the Altar series:

Sarah Stevens experiences a bride's worst nightmare; being dumped at the altar. When she goes on the Caribbean cruise meant to be her honeymoon in order to lick her wounds, she discovers her ex-fiancé has sent his brother, Will Marshall, the former best man, on the cruise as well. Everyone on board thinks they're newlyweds, and Sarah is too embarrassed to set them straight. How is she supposed to share a tiny cabin with a man she barely knows? How is she supposed to pretend that she and Will are on their honeymoon? Even worse, how can she keep from falling in love with him? Sarah discovers the best man for her really is the best man.

Jana Richards
Amazon Author Page

James D said...

This is from my upcoming book, DREAM VACATION (out next month, but you can preorder now!)

Thanks to her unique ability to step into other people's dreams, Dr. Sara Alderson has solved murders, unraveled conspiracies and saved lives. But when a crisis hits close to home, even her supernatural gift might not be enough to avert disaster.

On a family vacation to Paris, Sara's fifteen-year-old daughter Grace disappears without a trace. The only way to find her is through Sara's dreams. But her gift has taken an unwanted vacation, and without it, Sara has no idea how to rescue Grace. In a foreign city, with no clues, and her dreaming talent failing her for the first time, Sara must figure out another way to find Grace before it's too late.

Dream Vacation is the eighth book of the Dream Series

Savanna Kougar said...


Blurb ~

What can three Texans do to a woman’s body and heart?
Kylie is about to find out.
Beyond her wildest dreams.
On a parallel Earth.

It’s 2009... Kylie is on the run from the law for a crime she didn’t commit. A promising doctoral student, she’s lost everyone and almost everything, except for what she stows in her car. Now, Kylie has to salvage the rest of her life. But, where in this age of GPS tracking, TV’s Most Wanted and cameras everywhere?

It’s 2009... Dillon, Dono and Dash are three brothers desperate for a wife to brand as their own. The Union made women scarce in the Three Star Republic by releasing a bio weapons’ plague during the border wars. These tough-as-leather Texans will do anything to keep the right woman, even if they have to lasso her like a wild filly and love on her until she loves them back.

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Happy Reading!


Savanna Kougar ~ Run on the Wild Side of Romance