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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

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 SON (A River City Novel)
by E. Ayers

Talk about a mess! It’s not Gerald’s baby, it’s Joey’s. Katie is a chubby redhead. Her parents are divorced, and she’s been pulled between her parents in custody battles for years. Her mother is a Democrat, and her father and stepmother are Republicans. They are not going to be happy with Katie, but she’s done being pulled. She’s trying to stand on her own two feet, and she’s going to do what’s right for her son. Joey is brilliant, handsome, and his mom was 1/2 black. He’s kicked Katie out and denies paternity. Gerald Olsen looks like a Nordic god, all blond and blue-eyed. He’s also heir to the Riverton Chemical & Petroleum Company. But Gerald falls in love with Katie, and he’s not choosing between body parts. He wants her and the son she’s carrying.

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Evelise Archer said...

Veiled Dominance
Evelise Archer

Shane thrust his head back on Deacon’s shoulders as Deacon reached for the leather strap and unbound his dick with one hand sliding up his rod and he tugged on the Prince Albert.
“Come!” Deacon commanded.
Shane’s animalistic cries echoed as he shot forth his seed, spewing on his chest and Deacon’s hand as the man pumped every drop out of him. Deacon thrust once, twice, three more times and spilled into his depths, reaching the very breadth of his soul. Deacon claimed him from the inside out, marking Shane once again as his, making him come alive. His friend, his lover, his life. Shane relaxed, content as his body came down from the euphoric high and the trembles subsided.
This fighting had to stop. The inner turmoil damaged him physically and emotionally. His nature to be both Dom and sub, even if it was far from common, had to be reconciled. Suck it the fuck up. He could not keep fighting this shame and insecurity. Shane would discuss this with Deacon. Later. After sleep.


Allie said...

Sean has spent five years cleaning up his life. He’s shoved his past behind him and built a profitable business in the town’s most popular dance club. Falling in love with a college sophomore wasn’t in his plans. But, from the moment he rescued Talia, she brings out his every protective instinct. He tries to resist getting involved on a personal level. Talia’s persistence, however, is stronger than his will.

Despite just ending an abusive relationship, Talia finds an instant connection with a man unlike any she’s dated before. Older, tattooed, and totally inappropriate for her, Talia couldn’t keep Sean off her mind, especially once he calls her “sweetheart” in that deep drawl of his.

When Talia is in danger, they discover just how strong their relationship is. Can Sean and his sweetheart make things last when horrors from their pasts come back to haunt them and family seems determined to keep them apart?

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Amy Quinton said...

England 1814: Upstanding duke desperately seeks accident-prone wife from trade…

She is from trade. He is a duke and an agent for the crown with a name to restore and a mystery to solve.

Miss Grace (ha!) Radclyffe is an oftentimes hilariously clumsy, 20-year-old orphan biding her time living with her uncle until she is old enough to come into her small inheritance. Much to her aunt’s chagrin:

She isn’t:
• Reserved – not with her shocking! tendency to befriend the servants…
• Sophisticated – highly overrated if one cannot run around barefoot outside…
• Graceful – she once flung her dinner into a duke’s face… on accident, of course.

But she is:
• Practical – owning a fashion house is in her future; unless someone foils her plans…
• In love… maybe… perhaps… possibly…

The Duke of Stonebridge is a man with a tragic past. His father died mysteriously when he was 12 years old amid speculation that the old duke was ‘involved’ with another man. He must restore his family name, but on the eve of his engagement to the perfect debutante, he meets his betrothed’s cousin, and his world is turned inside out… No matter:

He is always:
• Logical – men who follow their hearts and not their heads are foolish…
• Reserved – his private life is nobody’s business but his own…

And he isn’t:
• Impulsive – it always leads to trouble…
• Charming – that’s his best friend, the Marquess of Dansbury’s, area of expertise…
• In love… maybe… perhaps… possibly…

Can he have what he wants and remain respectable? Can she trust him to be the man she needs?

What the Duke Wants
Agents of Change, Book 1
By Amy Quinton

M. S. Spencer said...

Artful Dodging: the Torpedo Factory Murders, by M. S. Spencer

Waiting out the rain, Milo Everhart takes stock of her widowhood and the handsome man standing in the door to the bar. Little does she know she will meet that man again and again under both passionate and terrifying circumstances.

Tristram Brody waits for his date, too conscious of the beautiful woman sitting by the door. Little does he know that she will hate him for trying to destroy her beloved art center, and even suspect him of murder. Nor that she will be drawn inevitably into his arms.

Little does either of them suspect they will be embroiled in not one, but two murders, in which the fate of the Torpedo Factory, an art center housed in an old munitions factory on the waterfront in Old Town Alexandria, will be decided.

Secret Cravings Publishing (2012)
eBook, 65,000 words; Print, 202 p.
Contemporary romantic suspense/Murder mystery, M/F, 2 flames



Susan Macatee said...

From Civil War holiday romance, 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 Sarah grow, he must convince her she can fit into his society life if he’s to make her his own.

JoAnne Myers said...

From "Twisted Love"-12 cases of love gone bad

A Senseless Killing-This 2010 case uncovers how a 40 year old likable barmaid was lured to her death after she rejects her young admirers sexual advances.


Alanna Lucas said...

The second son of an earl, Nigel Rochefort succeeds at everything he attempts, but burying his family in scandal and breaking up a wedding while seducing the bride is not quite what he had in mind. Nor was finding true love.

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 shape-shifter can live, or both will die.

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Catherine Kean said...

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

When widowed Lady Aislinn Lockmeade 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?

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Beth Caudill said...

Here is the blurb for my romantic fantasy novella. It's the first book in my Tales of Ellemarlene series.

Caitlyn Sinclair hides her magical need for souls behind her job as an assassin in the Miscreants Guild—the home of spies, thieves and assassins. She is a SoulEater, a mage who uses the aural energy of other people to fuel her spells. She has no choice but to take those lives, because without the infusion of life-force she will die. She's made a home for herself in the city of Ellemarlene, until the day she executes her Guild Master and is cast out. Her only chance at survival is to join the Mage Guild and embrace her magical nature. To become a terrible weapon, someone with the power to wipeout entire towns.

Tanya Kelly said...

Hi! Newbie here. Here is the blurb from my first book, LACE & MORE, which is being released tomorrow. Hope it tempts you....

When Lacey Fulton wakes up to find a young, mouth-watering hunk in her bed, she thinks she’s died and gone to heaven. While the sexy, carefree, playful and much younger bartender meets none of the requirements on her Mr. Right checklist, Lacey figures he could be her Mr. Right Now.

Reilly Callaghan wants Lacey in his bed and not just for a short time. He will stop at nothing to have her, including exploring all of Lacey’s X-rated fantasies. From the bed to the shower and every room in between, the normally shy and self-conscious Lacey transforms into a bold, confident woman. Now Reilly must convince her that he is Mr. Right and to forget her damn list.

When things go from casual to complicated, Lacey must decide whether to play it safe or take a chance. Can she let go of her past and find happiness with Reilly?

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Judy Baker said...

Blurb: Better She Love, third Yellow Creek Book:
Dr. Millicent’s family never spoke the word love. When she travels to a quaint western town in Texas, and within a few days, she hears the word often from a father she never knew, and a mother she thought dead. After a short time on the ranch, she has doubts about returning to her life in Atlanta? How can she give in to her grandmother’s demands, go back, and marry someone she doesn’t love?
When Sam Coulson meets the high society, prim and proper doctor, he doesn’t think she can fit into the rude, crude and untamed life of the west. But, a vision of her saving him, her stubborn independence, draws him in until she owns his heart.
Can a kiss, a flashflood 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?

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Joan Reeves said...

Still The One, a Romantic Comedy by Joan Reeves

Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today to join love and laughter in this sassy, sexy romantic comedy!

Burke Winslow stands at the altar, ready to marry his business partner in a marriage of convenience. The minister solemnly asks: "If anyone here knows why this man and this woman shouldn't be joined in holy matrimony, let him speak now or forever hold his peace."

A rain-soaked, bedraggled Ally Fletcher limps down the aisle and shouts, "Stop the wedding!"

What follows is a funny, sexy romp that proves when there's love, passion never dies, it just smolders away until you toss some gasoline on it. Burke and Ally provide that gasoline when they find themselves locked in a marriage of—inconvenience.

His cagey grandfather pulls Burke's strings, and her equally cagey grandmother manipulates Ally. Toss in a pretend boyfriend for Ally and Burke's scorned business partner left at the altar to make for complete chaos.

Can Burke and Ally stop fighting long enough to peel away the layers of the past and discover the truth about their love and passion? Will the truth free them or put them asunder?

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Savanna Kougar said...

by Stevie Klark.

Blurb: On a vision quest, Ghost Walker succumbs to the harsh desert of the Four Corners badlands. With death's talons striking, he is rescued by a mysterious mustang.

Running as horse, Grant Thunderhead senses an intruder trigger the forcefield protecting his steam engine caverns. Investigating, he finds a beautiful unusual man who will rescue his heart.

IMPRINT: Erotic Romance ManLove
Heat Level: SEXTREME

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Jude Knight said...

Candle's Christmas Chair

When Viscount Avery comes to see an invalid chair maker, he does not expect to find Min Bradshaw, the woman who rejected him 3 years earlier. Or did she? He wonders if there is more to the story. For 3 years, Min Bradshaw has remembered the handsome guardsman who courted her for her fortune. She didn't expect to see him in her workshop, and she certainly doesn't intend to let him fool her again.

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Jude Knight said...

Candle's Christmas Chair

When Viscount Avery comes to see an invalid chair maker, he does not expect to find Min Bradshaw, the woman who rejected him 3 years earlier. Or did she? He wonders if there is more to the story. For 3 years, Min Bradshaw has remembered the handsome guardsman who courted her for her fortune. She didn't expect to see him in her workshop, and she certainly doesn't intend to let him fool her again.

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Katalina Leon said...

Blurb: Hoodoo Blue (Paranormal Romance novella from Fated Desires Publishing)
Fredi is a passionate witch with a scorching hot secret. Every time she has a sexual thought, green fire blasts from her fingertips. Gus is a gorgeous lycan who scares women away with his wild wolf-shifts. Not the best way to find relationships.
Both have vowed not to date until they get themselves under control, but a witchy friend thinks differently. The pair get tricked into sharing a frosty pitcher of “Hoodoo Blue” and fall prey to a wayward love potion that has them blurting out every lustful thought. Worse, it won’t allow them to walk away from each other. They’re stuck together until dawn under the devilish effects of a time-released hoodoo that makes them do outrageous things. For everyone’s safety, Fredi is forced to take Gus home and tie him to her headboard and only some very witchy lovemaking can calm the storm.
Fredi and Gus might find themselves on the set-up date from hell, but even a hilarious cascade of disasters can’t keep a plus-sized blonde witch with attitude, and a hunky lumberjack of a lycan from seeing the other would be the perfect mate.
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Carol Henry said...

Rio Connection by Carol Henry, publisher--The Wild Rose Press.
After finding her fiance in the arms of her aerobics instructor, Marcia Kline calls off the wedding. When she learns her brother, Russell, is in trouble in Rio de Janeiro, she goes on her honeymoon alone to check up on him and runs smack dab into Russell's boss, Jared Reed, whom she'd been briefly involved with two years ago. Before long, Marcia becomes entangled in the danger surrounding her brother and the seamy underworld of high-tech espionage during Carnival.
Jared Reed suspects Russell Kline is in Rio selling his latest avatar prototype. He flies to Rio to catch Russell in the act, and instead saves Marcia from being kidnapped at knife point. Jared suspects Marcia is involved in her brother's scheme, so to keep an eye on her, he decides to help her search for Russell. And finds it hard to keep his emotions for Marcia in check.
In a race for their lives, will they learn to trust one another and make an everlasting Rio Connection?

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Julie Lence said...

Luck of the Draw by Julie Lence

Royce Weston knows firsthand women are exceptional liars, especially the one who has wormed her way into his family's good graces by claiming amnesia. Since Paige didn't heed his advice at the poker tables, he reasons a bit of "friendly" persuasion is needed to send her packing. But when she matches him trick for trick and has his ranch hands jumping to please her, Royce is thoroughly disgusted. A simpering miss she is not. Sassy and daring, if only she'd give him a reason to trust her…

Paige Morgan knows Royce Weston despises her. But on his family's ranch, populated only by males, he seems to be the only one who knows about her past… a past she can't remember. Until he tells her what he knows, she isn't going anywhere. And if along the way she manages to tame this rough and tough cowboy, so much the better. Any girl will admit it's not how you play your cards, it's the Luck of the Draw that counts.

Sophia Ryan said...


Angela Abbott has the best life money can buy. But that life of privilege has its rules. And rule number one is don’t fall for the bad boy from the wrong side of the tracks. Sexy, hot, dangerous Nick Spencer is the poster boy for rule number one. He’s everything she needs to stay away from, but the more she sneaks off to be with him, the harder she falls. The sex is mind-blowing, and so is the way he strips her of her stifling, rich-girl shell until the real her is bare before him, beneath him. She’ll do anything to keep Nick her dirty little secret.

Nick Spencer's goal to escape the dead-end life laid out for him didn’t include a secret affair with a preppy princess in pearls and lace. A guy like him falling for a girl like her? No way! But fallen he has, and not just because of the smokin’ hot sex. For some reason, Angela sees him as more than just the trash across the tracks, and it’s giving him crazy ideas about being the guy who makes all her dreams come true. But first he has to get her to admit they’re more than sex buddies.

Nick’s tired of being Angela’s dirty little secret, but he’s hiding a secret of his own, and when both come out, Angela will have to come clean about what it is she wants most—the trappings of her privileged lifestyle, or the love of the bad boy who’s oh-so-good for her.

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Sophia Ryan said...

Julie: I'm hooked! I'll go looking for your book tonight!

Linda Acaster said...

The Bull At The Gate
(Book 2 in the Torc of Moonlight trilogy)

Grief-stricken Nick Blaketon is working in York, a mediaeval city of half-timbered houses and tight cobbled streets where Viking re-enactors thrill the tourists. Yet once it was a Roman town that garrisoned the Ninth Legion and the Sixth Victrix. Deep in modern cellars a sacrifice stirs as a temple rebuilds.

Nick believes his dead lover, Alice, is lost to him forever - until she erupts in a flood of water begging to be freed.

Vibius Fulcinius believes the Christ-men aim to eliminate the true religions, and vows to protect the Temple of Mithras.

York police believe Sophie Trevott is leading a double life, and that mentally fragile Blaketon is involved in her disappearance.

When a Roman lamp appears on his desk, Nick suspects Alice's nightly visits are altering the flow of time. Before it realigns, can he snatch her back from death and restore her to him?

...a beautifully crafted paranormal thriller...

Margay Roberge said...

Lightning doesn’t strike the same place twice. In theory. But in one small town, in one family, that theory is put to the test.

Growing up in a rural town in Massachusetts was supposed to be safe, but for SILVIE CHILDS, that safety was shattered by a kidnapping attempt that forever changed her life. Now, nearly twenty years later, that sense of safety is challenged again by the kidnapping attempt on her young niece, and Silvie is left struggling with one question: How can something like this happen twice in one family?

It is a dilemma shared by NICK FAHEY, the detective assigned to the case. Arriving on the scene of the abduction attempt, Nick expects to run a routine investigation. Until he meets the victim, the niece of a woman he once considered a dear friend. Unfortunately, these days Silvie Childs can barely stand the sight of him.

Once there was a time when Silvie Childs worshipped Nick Fahey, believing he could do no wrong. Until the accident that nearly killed her brother; the accident that Nick reportedly caused. Coming on the heels of her own near abduction, the accident skewed Silvie’s ability to trust men – especially Nick. But now, with the attempt on her niece’s safety, Silvie finds herself in the untenable position of having to trust Nick to bring the kidnapper to justice.

That trust is severely tested when, after only two months, the case is closed for lack of new evidence. Feeling betrayed by the system in which she works as a paralegal and by Nick, Silvie takes matters into her own hands. Contacting local news stations to generate interest in the case, allowing herself to be filmed hanging sketches of the suspect on telephone poles, she will risk her own safety to protect that of her niece. When her efforts re-open the wounds of her past, she is once again forced to put her trust in the one man who still has the power to hurt her – Nick

Chanta said...

He's the most powerful man in Egypt...

For hundreds of years, Egypt and Nubia have been fighting for control of each other's borders. Pharaoh Amonmose, known for his ruthlessness in battle and his cunning wit in politics, takes what he wants and he is denied nothing – until he lays eyes on the ebony beauty named Kama. He regards her as one of the spoils of war, burning her village and taking her as his captive. Mesmerized by her fiery spirit, he’s determined to conquer her – no matter what the cost.

She's determined to resist him...

With her exotic looks and full curves, Kama is a prize worthy of a mighty pharaoh. But she vows never to be dominated by any male, mortal or divine. The two embark on their own power struggle as Kama fights to keep him from possessing not only her body, but her heart as well.

Angel Voisen said...

Sunshine and Leather
(MM paranormal romance from Evernight Publishing)

Blurb: A miserable phone tech by day and a dedicated gamer by night, Sol Daniels doesn’t have much of a life. Now because of a werewolf bite, he’s out in the streets in the middle of the night, looking for some action with another shifter to ease his ache. He’s not hoping for much. Sol knows he isn’t a catch, so he’s surprised to hook up with leather-wearing werewolf Detective Aries Sanders.

Aries has been looking all over the city for the man he’d bitten and given his gift. It’s just his luck he sees Sol slumped at a bar, looking lost and dejected during mating season. Aries knows all Sol needs is a firm, loving and permanent dominant werewolf mate, but Sol has the impression all Aries wants is a one-night stand. Can he convince the needy new wolf what he wants is a commitment?