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Wednesday, February 4, 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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25 comments:

Chris Redding said...

She's a homicide detective and and angel who hasn't earned her wings. She's sent down to investigate a murder at the Jersey Shore. He's a preacher questioning his faith. How are these two supposed to stop the impending apocalypse? Which Exit Angel Buy link: http://amzn.com/B00D1TPXZY Website: http://chrisredddingauthor.blogspot.com

Alison said...

Venice, 1643. Isabella, 15, wants to sing in Monteverdi's Choir, but only boys (and castrati) can do that. Her singing teacher, Margherita, introduces her to a new wonder: opera! But then Isabella finds Margherita murdered. Now the killer is after Isabella and Margherita's handsome rogue of a son, Rafaele.http://www.alisonmcmahan.com/books/saffron-crocus

Ali Baran said...

TESSA
Ali Baran

Years of wisdom have taught Randal that it’s not the destination but the journey that makes everything worthwhile. When the tentative friendship between silver fox Randal and young Tessa bursts into lust, it ignites a passionate affair that leaves them both trembling. There’s nothing more fulfilling than a beautiful woman in the arms of a man who can appreciate everything she has to offer.

As Randal embarks on a second career and Tessa is preparing for her chosen field, Randal’s daughter flounders in a sea of depression. When Randal’s love for his daughter is pitted against his love for Tessa, can there be a winner?

WARNING: It's sexy hot!
Available at Amazon and other e-book stores
http://amzn.com/B00QCX6BVQ

Rose Anderson said...

Dreamscape by Rose Anderson. http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B004XDGWL6
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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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Buy all my books wherever books are sold. Sample the first chapters free on https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/333971 Stop by my blog for interesting topics all month long: http://calliopeswritingtablet.com/

Susan Macatee said...

Civil War romance, Cole's Promise.

Cole Manning, a Union lieutenant serving during the height of the American Civil War, expects a letter from his best girl who promised to wait for him. But her post contains an unwelcome surprise. Heartbroken, he vows no woman will ever fool him again.

Claire Hirsch's fiancé died in battle during the first year of the war. Scarred by his death, she realizes loving a soldier can only lead to heartache. Not wanting to sit home and mourn, she volunteers to assist doctors in the camps.

As the war rages around them, Cole and Claire find solace in each other's arms. But is their love strong enough to overcome the fear of losing the one they love?

http://www.amazon.com/Coles-Promise-Love-Letters-ebook/dp/B007VRKQ04/ref=sr_1_4?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1334931371&sr=1-4

andrearcooperauthorblog said...

Son of Dragons - Fantasy/ Paranormal Romance for $1.99 this month at Amazon - Kindle

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 Buy link: http://amzn.com/B00JX12L1I
www.andreaRcooper.com

Barbara White Daille said...

This is from the same book as yesterday's review snippet, Rancher at Risk:

A Fresh Start

After the loss of his family in a tragic accident, Ryan Malloy has been given one last chance to change his life. His boss sends him to Flagman's Folly, New Mexico, to run his ranch, but unfortunately, Ryan's troubled attitude lands him in hot water with the locals, especially the ranch's manager, Lianne Ward.

Deaf since birth, Lianne has never let her disability define who she is. But, she's yet to meet a man who treats her as an equal. Ryan seems different…that is, when they're not butting heads over the ranch's new school for disadvantaged boys.

Forced to work together, Lianne and Ryan discover an unexpected attraction beneath their quarreling. But will Ryan's painful past drive them apart…permanently?


Rancher at Risk is available in print and digital at your favorite bookseller, including Amazon:

http://amzn.com/B00E1UY35I

Thanks for reading!




Sam Cheever said...

From my fun and very sexy, Apocalyptic Mojo

The Epoch Mages and the Sorceri Bounty Hunters are ALWAYS on opposite sides of any issue. They H-A-T-E each other. But when a rogue witch decides to take over the world using flesh-eating zombies, Ardith and Draigh have to work together to stop her. And though they’ve twisted themselves inside out trying to deny their blistering desire for each other, they soon learn they’ll need to work together to accomplish what many before them have failed to do. Yep, it’s all gonna be uphill from there!

All buy links: http://www.samcheever.com/apocalypticmojo.html

Anonymous said...

Happy Hump Day everyone! Here is the blurb for Alex's Sacrifice, Book 1 of The Wilton Park Grand Hotel series (M/m, BDSM Contemporary Sextreme) by Skye Michaels.

ALEX’S SACRIFICE, The Wilton Park Grand Hotel One by Skye Michaels
AVAILABLE ON BOOKSTRAND.COM AND AMAZON.COM ETC.

Alex Richmond had been in love with his rough, tough, impatient boss, Jarred Ransom since he started at Ransom Construction six months ago. He had no idea that Jarred was bisexual, but on a business trip to Fort Lauderdale, he discovers that Jarred wants to introduce him to BDSM.
While they are dining at The Black Dahlia Hotel, Alex overhears one side of a phone conversation that throws him for a loop. A past sub of Jarred’s reveals that she has a son that looks like Jarred. Alex has no choice but to tell Jarred that he may have a child that he was unaware of. When little Benji is in danger, the parental instincts of both men surface, and Alex is prepared to sacrifice his love for Jarred for Benji’s happiness. Can they save Benji and can Jarred convince Alex they can have it all?

Erin OQuinn said...

The blurb from THIN AS SMOKE, just released and available at a 35% discount from the publisher, link below.

In 1924, the PI team of Michael McCree and Simon Hart are on the trail of missing motors—a mundane case that turns deadly when they discover the link between their case and that of Samuel Dashiell Hammett.

The writer of hard-boiled crime is scratching to earn a living, and his work as an undercover Pinkerton operative lands him on the shore of the Irish Sea, in the city of Dun Linden.

In one of a series of coincidences, Hammett finds himself paired with his old friend Michael, a man he knew in the U.S. before he left for the World War.

“Sam,” as he’s known to Michael, unwittingly sets in motion a series of events that separates the two partners and sometime-lovers. Working on his own, Simon finds himself on both ends of a Smith & Wesson revolver. Meanwhile, Sam and Michael discover that the perilous connection between motors and Mafia bootleggers also means a shattering of former alliances...because Michael and his old friend share a secret, one that threatens to end both his career and his complex relationship with Simon.

http://www.amberquill.com/store/p/2118-Thin-As-Smoke.aspx

Allie Kincheloe said...

SEAN'S SWEETHEART by Allie Kincheloe

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?

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00NT3K3CU/

Visit me at http://alliekincheloe.com

Jennifer said...

Finding the Dream

Jessica James had her dream—a career on Broadway as a successful actress—until one night when it was taken all away. Forced to move back to Lincoln Falls and live with her parents, Jessica's only goal is to regain her career and go back to New York. She doesn't count on a honeysuckle hating man standing in her way or the town of Lincoln Falls itself. Now everything she thought she ever wanted may not be her dream at all.

Eric Mason and his daughter have quietly lived next door to Jessica's parents. That all changes when he meets Jessica. She is overly dramatic and the most annoying person he's ever met. Yet, he can't get her off his mind.

Will they find a new dream together?

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00M1SX6CI
Website: http://jennifer-britt.com/

Julie Lence said...

Lady Luck by Julie Lence

Lucas Weston is living proof of the damage a woman can cause. Determined to keep another miss from running roughshod over his heart, Lucas has garnered the reputation of a man who favors flirting and wild times between the sheets. When he's roped into escorting Missy back to her home in San Francisco, he isn't too pleased, until he discovers she uses her poker-playing, whiskey-swilling ways to hide her own fears. What they might be, he doesn't know, but he's going to find out. Drawn to her from the start, Missy represents the opportunity for the life fate cheated him seven years ago.

Missy Morgan has lived by a rigid set of rules for so long she knows no other way. Fate has dealt her more losing hands than she cares to remember. But she has Lady Luck and her family. For them she'll remain strong, until a handsome cowboy challenges her way of life. Against her will, she's drawn to Lucas' blue eyes and honesty. Would it be so terrible if she put her trust in him? The odds say yes, but something else says no. Only a fool would gamble on Lucas' goodness. And she's not a fool. Or is she?

www.amazon.com/dp/B0063WCXO0
website: www.julielence.com

Charmaine Gordon said...

The Catch by Charmaine Gordon

Blurb
Tom Donnelly, once known as The Catch – every woman’s dream guy, has fallen down every rung of the ladder he once worked so hard to climb. On New Year’s Day, he realizes just how far he’s fallen, and makes a list of resolutions to change his life. He vows to regain the trust lost from his family, his law firm, and his friends – and maybe even find the right woman this time.

He crosses paths with Joanne McKenna Friedman – a smart young lawyer, beautiful on the outside, damaged on the inside. Joanne’s secret past leaves her distrustful of everyone. Until a court case comes up to threaten her career and even her life, and she turns to Tom for help.
Available in all formats. Try it. You'll love the story.

Liz Crowe said...

FLOOR TIME: Stewart Realty Book 1
FREE AT ALL EBOOK RETAILERS!

Jack Gordon is Ann Arbor's most delectable bachelor. At age thirty-five, he's made millions as a top-selling Ann Arbor real estate broker and has the right connections to close a deal by any means necessary. With his rugged good looks and compelling personality, he has a virtual black book most men would kill for and he uses it often, never settling for one woman for very long.

While his D/s past remains buried, exactly where he wants it, an undercurrent of boredom and dissatisfaction runs through his life now. A disastrous experience years earlier made him swear off the whole scene, but the more Jack suppresses his natural Dom, the more his frustration grows.

Sara Thornton, a rookie in the real estate game, has fast-tracked herself to the top of the Ann Arbor market. Her life reflects a disciplined and focused routine, exactly the way she wants it. However, as her career takes off, the fulfillment she seeks remains inexplicably out of reach. The one thing she knows for sure, she will not join the Jack Gordon groupies in her company, no matter how tempting that might seem.

A chance encounter, then a difficult transaction, throw Jack and Sara together and the sparks fly high and hot and often. Forced to confront the compulsions that gain momentum with each sizzling encounter, their relationship seems to spiral out of control until Jack finally admits what he needs, and shows Sara what she's been missing.


http://www.amazon.com/Floor-Time-Stewart-Realty-Book-ebook/dp/B0071MH634/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1413459537&sr=8-1&keywords=liz+crowe

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/floor-time-liz-crowe/1109160575?ean=9780956966971

https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/floor-time/id583583623?mt=11

https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/259593

http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/floor-time-stewart-realty-book-1

Nancy in NH said...

Lindley's BY STARLIGHT -- Teen Mystery Set in the wilds of western Canada;
"By Starlight" is a compelling read, a roller coaster of danger and suspense, rich with description and filled with action. Because something...or someone...is out there, lurking, ready to destroy Kit for daring to put her life on the line for her friend.' (from LAS reviews)

http://www.amazon.com/Starlight-Nancy-Lindley-Gauthier/dp/1612527213/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1423070788&sr=8-1&keywords=by+starlight+lindley

Nancy in NH said...

Huge thanks to the 'Quills' team for hosting this promo day!!

Sophia Ryan said...

SHE LIKES IT IRISH, by Sophia Ryan

Irish archaeology grad student Sean O'Neill comes to America and falls for American grad student Kristin DeMarco. Fate brings them together and tosses them into love, but it might not be strong enough to overcome the outside forces trying to pull them apart.

Kristin and Sean both carry wounds from relationships gone wrong, but a sex wager between them, made and accepted in a moment of lust, soon has them rethinking their vows to avoid love, especially when healing touches and kisses are building new ideas of how good love can be with the right person.

“Loved the book! Spicy & with a good story line! Romance, drama, a page turner with some suspense.”

Sophia Ryan: http://sophiaryan.webs.com

BUY IT: http://www.amazon.com/She-Likes-It-Irish-ebook/dp/B00BIW8Q3C/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1364253166&sr=1-1&keywords=she+likes+it+irish

Rachael Slate said...

Trancing the Tiger: A Chinese Zodiac Romance by Rachael Slate

Delve into a world steeped in tradition and superstition…
After her parents become infected with the Red Death, Lucy Yeoh flees to Malaysia seeking answers. Everything in this closed-off section of the world is paradise—from the lush tropical climate to her sexy new neighbor, Sheng…who just might be delusional. He claims the Plague God unleashed the Red Death and only a circle of Chinese Zodiac spirit animals can cleanse the Earth. Even more, he insists she’s one of them: the Rabbit. Long furry ears and fluffy bunny tail included.

He’ll show her how to fight to save the world…
As the Chosen of the Tiger, the burden of restoring balance to the world has fallen onto Li Sheng’s shoulders. When he discovers that the ally he’s long awaited, the Dragon, is actually just the Rabbit, Sheng is quick to dismiss Lucy. If only she’d stay dismissed. Lucy’s Rabbit refuses to cooperate, undermining the authority of his Tiger at every turn…and seducing him to the limits of his darkest desires. He’s not supposed to want her. Not when he needs the spirit circle complete and she’s their weakest link.

She’ll show him a love worth fighting the world to save…
Sheng’s enemies draw closer, and not everyone wants Lucy alive. Together, they’ll have to navigate a treacherous world where a line between duty and their hearts has been drawn between them. They must either sacrifice one, or find a way to surrender to both.


Amazon: http://amzn.com/B00S47074A

Thank you, Exquisite Quills! :)

Amy Quinton said...

Upstanding duke desperately seeks accident-prone wife from trade…

England 1814: 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), or graceful (she once flung her dinner into a duke’s face). But she is: practical and in love… maybe… perhaps… possibly…

The Duke of Stonebridge is an agent for the Crown 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 are foolish) and reserved (his private life is nobody’s business but his own). And he isn’t: impulsive or in love… maybe… perhaps… possibly…

Can he have what he wants and restore his name? Can she trust him to be the man she needs?

What the Duke Wants
Agents of Change, Book 1
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/What-Duke-Wants-Agents-Change-ebook/dp/B00RUBIDZ6/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8

http://amyquinton.net

Nic Starr said...

Here's the blurb from my last novella - More Than a Superstar.

Sam Miller’s dreams are simple—to give back to the aunt who supported him since his mother's death and to have a family of his own. He focuses on making a success of their catering business Poppy's Pantry, and his close group of friends. However, when Aunt Poppy ends up in the hospital, it's a stranger Sam meets in the corridor who gives him the support he needs.

Rob Taylor is a man with secrets. His life in the public eye has taken its toll, and now he lives with the repercussions. When he finds himself falling for Sam, he knows things are finally going his way.

But just as Sam and Rob find their happiness, another secret threatens to tear them apart.

http://www.amazon.com/More-Than-Superstar-Nic-Starr-ebook/dp/B00QQJ7ODK/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8

www.nicstarr.com

Savanna Kougar said...

BRANDED BY THE TEXANS

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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Excerpt/Buy Link: http://bookstrand.com/branded-by-the-texans

HAPPY READING!

Savanna

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

Stephanie Queen said...

THE THROWBACKS
by USA Today Bestselling Author Stephanie Queen
An old-fashioned romantic comedy about a May-December romance

The Blurb:
She’s a vivacious, light-hearted young beauty from Beacon Hill
He’s a world-weary not-so-young exile from Scotland Yard.
She’s an orphaned decorator who longs for a family of her own.
He’s a rogue detective with a superhero complex.
She’s smitten with this superhero who is the last man she sees in the picket-fence picture of her future.
He’s smitten with this fluffy young romantic who he sees as kryptonite to his career and well being.
But if you saw Grace and David in a room full of people, and you had to pick one man and one woman who belonged together, you would pick them. They would be The Throwbacks.

Vivacious young decorator Grace Rogers sets her sights for that picket-fence life she longs for with the unlikely world-weary British exile, the not-so-young David Young. The ex-Scotland Yard detective joins the Boston Police Department to salvage his career. He hires Grace to decorate his Beacon Hill townhouse to salvage his life.
But this rogue detective’s plans for a new beginning are threatened when he can’t resist the seemingly unseemly romance with his too-young bombshell decorator. Grace turns out to be a key witness in his high-stakes kidnapping case--and like Kryptonite to his career and his well-being with her romantic notions of family life.

David put his life on the line to save her from the kidnappers, but now is Grace willing to put her dreams on the line to save her real-life superhero from himself?

Amazon Buy Link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0067DDUTW

Jana Richards said...

ONE MORE SECOND CHANCE releases February 6. Yay! Can't wait! Here's 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, 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 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
Click here for my Amazon Author Page

Rose Anderson said...

You're welcome!