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Wednesday, February 18, 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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22 comments:

E. Ayers said...

A LOVE SONG IN WYOMING
By E. Ayers

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 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.


Amazon International Buy Links.
http://authl.it/B00A1HUQC4

Rose Anderson said...

The Witchy Wolf and the Wendigo (Book 2) by Rose Anderson. http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B004XDGWL6
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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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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/

Michaela Rhua said...

Moon Dance By Michaela Rhua
Moon Maidens Book 1

A night of sex was just what Raya was looking for. Only meeting Amari set her insides on fire and she has to have more of the Indian beauty. Witches and shifters aren’t meant to bond, but Raya and Amari can’t ignore the chemistry flowing between them.

Trouble strikes the lovers when a past trauma hits Raya, and Amari’s mother could be to blame. When Raya has a chance to get even with the old witch, that revenge reveals secrets that throw everything Raya believes into question.

Can the lovers unite to help Raya find her true self or is it all too late?

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Moon-Dance-Maidens-Book-ebook/dp/B00ROH9JTU/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1424255414&sr=8-5&keywords=moon+dance

Marie Laval said...

A SPELL IN PROVENCE (Contemporary Romantic Suspense) by Marie Laval
With few roots in England and having just lost her job, Amy Carter decides to give up on home and start a new life in France, spending her redundancy package turning an overgrown Provençal farmhouse, Bellefontaine, into a successful hotel. Though she has big plans for her new home, none of them involves falling in love – least of all with Fabien Coste, the handsome but arrogant owner of a nearby château. As romance blossoms, eerie and strange happenings in Bellefontaine hint at a dark mystery of the Provençal countryside which dates back many centuries and holds an entanglement between the ladies of Bellefontaine and the ducs de Coste at its centre. As Amy works to unravel the mystery, she begins to wonder if it may not just be her heart at risk, but her life too.

You can find A SPELL IN PROVENCE on Amazon
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Spell-Provence-Marie-Laval-ebook/dp/B00RVQO8RM/ref=sr_1_10?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1421344692&sr=1-10&keywords=accent+press
and http://www.amazon.com/A-Spell-Provence-Marie-Laval-ebook/dp/B00RVQO8RM

Chris Redding said...

License to Nerd
Madison West appears on Peter Quincy’s doorstep as expected, when her husband, Charlie, disappears. Peter had been her husband’s best man and had promised to take care of Madison if something happened to him. Neither Madison nor Peter are what they seem, but will their lies to each other to save the world, instead fail to save them from each other?
Buy Link: http://amzn.com/B00M9O0QZ4
Website: www.chrisreddingauthor.com

Erin McRae said...

Doves, by Racheline Maltese and Erin McRae

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Doves/dp/B00S2FUNJS
Website: http://Avian30.com

The ties that bind...

Two years after the events of Starling, Cinderella story and star of The Fourth Estate J. Alex Cook is living happily ever after with his boyfriend, television writer Paul Marion Keane. But when Paul’s pilot, Winsome, AZ, gets picked up, the competing demands of their high-profile careers make them question their future together.

...can tear you apart

As Paul becomes increasingly absent from their relationship, Alex tries to regain control of his private life and establish a career path independent of Fourth's enigmatic, and at times malevolent, showrunner Victor. But the delicate web of relationships that connects Alex, Paul, and their friends — including Alex's excitable ex-lover Liam and his no-nonsense fiancée Carly — threatens to unravel.

With the business of Hollywood making it hard to remember who he is when the whole world isn’t watching, Alex is forced to confront major changes in the fairytale life he never wanted as he discovers that love in Los Angeles often looks nothing like the movies.

Doves is Book Two in the Love in Los Angeles series.

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Doves/dp/B00S2FUNJS
Website: http://Avian30.com

Lindsay Townsend said...

Dark Maiden (Medieval Historical Paranormal Romance)

As demons haunt medieval England, Geraint and Yolande rely on their love to survive.

The 1300s are a time of pestilence and unease, plagued not just by disease but by demons and the restless dead. Yolande wanders England and Wales, armed with her blessed bow and sacred herbs, laying the spirits to rest and driving the demons away. She’s bound to serve for a time of seven—though she knows not what that means.

Geraint the Welshman travels the countryside, juggling and tumbling to earn his keep. When he meets Yolande, he’s caught by her fierce yet sweet nature and vows to stay by her side. As they journey closer to Yolande’s final trial and face foes ever more cunning and dangerous, Geraint and Yolande have only their mutual love and trust to help them survive.


Buy Link http://www.amazon.com/Dark-Maiden-Lindsay-Townsend-ebook/dp/B00C68H3FY/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8

Susan Macatee said...

For time travel romance, Erin's Rebel.

Philadelphia newspaper reporter, Erin Branigan, is engaged to marry and up-and-coming lawyer, but dreams of a man from the past change those plans and start her on a journey beyond time. After a car accident, Erin wakes to find herself living in the 1860s in a Confederate army camp.

Captain Will Montgomery, the man of her dreams, is now a flesh and blood Rebel soldier who sets her soul aflame. But the Irish beauty holds a secret he needs to unravel before he can place his trust in her. Can she correct a mistake made long ago that caused his death and denied her the love she was meant to have? Or is she doomed to live out her life with nothing but regret?

http://www.amazon.com/Erins-Rebel-Susan-Macatee/dp/1601545207/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1307644938&sr=1-1

Nan said...

Incident at Cold Creek

Texas Ranger, Tyrone Dixon is sworn by honor and the star on his chest to get his man. But, when his lead turns up dead, he resorts to distorting the truth to a beautiful woman to catch who is behind a land grab scheme.
A twist of fate finds Lily Prentiss a widow. Now, her future hangs on her ability to turn her ranch around. Can she trust the mysterious cowboy who has promised to help?
With a cut of the cards, both can lose their lives or is this just another Incident in Cold Creek that won't be explained?

http://www.amazon.com/Tejas-Conspiracy-Incident-Series-ebook/dp/B008C1HH14/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1339861239&sr=8-1&keywords=Incident+at+Cold+Creek++Tejas+Conspiracy

Ruth Kaufman said...

At His Command-Historical Romance Version

Could she defy her king for love?

King Henry VI sends Sir Nicholas Gray to protect the recently widowed Lady Amice Winfield from undesirable suitors. Though Nicholas intrigues her, she yearns to run Castle Rising without a man’s control.

Nicholas has no interest in marriage, but can’t deny he’s attracted to Amice. A kiss sparks desire neither can ignore, yet serving opposing factions seeking to govern England threatens to pull them apart.

At court, the king and queen reject Amice’s pleas and choose a new husband for her, a highly-ranked lord who’ll provide connections and coin that Nicholas cannot. How can she follow the king’s command when she’s a scribe for his rival? How can she marry another man when she’s falling in love with Nicholas?

Praise for AHC-HRV:
A wonderful debut sure to please lovers of romance!
—NYT & USA Today bestselling author Madeline Hunter

With a bold knight and a strong-willed lady, Kaufman's story is positively medieval.
—NYT & USA Today bestselling author Tracy Anne Warren

http://amzn.com/B00QPG52A6

Barbara White Daille said...

From my first published book: The Sheriff’s Son by Barbara White Daille

Why Is Tanner Jones Back In Town?

Seven-year-old Kevin has been a handful for single mom Sarah Lindstrom, and when the new sheriff walks through her door holding her son by the scruff of his neck for egging his car, she knows she's lost control. But can she control herself—and keep the secret she's kept for so many years?

Tanner Jones has no idea Kevin is his son—he lost the right to that information when he abandoned Sarah soon after graduation. Just because he's back in town doesn't mean he can waltz into her life—and Kevin's—to pick up where they left off. But Sarah can't deny the feelings she still harbors for Tanner, and can't deny how her son is benefiting from his attentions.

When Tanner finds out the truth, what is he going to do?

Links:
http://www.amazon.com/Sheriffs-Son-Barbara-White-Daille-ebook/dp/B00N79F94I
http://www.barbarawhitedaille.com/blog

Thanks for reading!

Andrea Parnell said...

DARK SPLENDOR (Gothic Historical Romance) by Andrea Parnell

She crossed an ocean to find a new start in life.
Instead, she was caught in web of danger, seduction, and deceit...

At Serpent Tree Hall, nothing is as it seems and no one can be trusted—including the man she loves.

Lovely young Silvia Bradstreet comes from London to an isolated estate off the coast of colonial Georgia to be an indentured servant. But a far different fate awaits her. Clothed in finery and pampered like a queen, she finds herself a pawn in the devious schemes of Wilhelm Schlange, master of Serpent Tree Hall, as he manipulates the family members who hope to inherit his vast fortune.

Haunted by ghostly dreams and threatened by the island's deadly secrets, Silvia cannot trust her own senses, nor anyone around her. Most of all, she dare not trust her growing passion for Schlange's nephew, handsome sea captain Roman Toller. His lips move like a hot flame over her flesh and draw the very breath from her body. She wants to believe Roman cares for her, but how can she be sure? Is he Silvia's only hope of escaping her dark fate—or is Roman leading her to destruction?

“An entertaining blend of eerie shadows and romantic interludes. An excellent Gothic romance.”
—Publishers Weekly

"A tantalizing blend of suspense and sensuality, with all the thrills and chills that lovers of the Gothic enjoy.”
— Romantic Times Rave Reviews

Buy: http://amzn.to/1oMDNCG
Blog: http://andreaparnell.com/

Sophia Ryan said...

DIRTY LITTLE SECRET by Sophia Ryan

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.

DIRTY LITTLE SECRET
http://www.amazon.com/Dirty-Little-Secret-Sophia-Ryan-ebook/dp/B00R6ZWOGA/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1419569280&sr=1-1&keywords=dirty+little+secret+sophia+ryan

Read an excerpt at http://sophiaryan.webs.com

JoAnne Myers said...

All For the Family-A true crime by JoAnne Myers

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.

"Good book, nice choice of stories included and several that really will make you cringe."
--Douglas C. Meeks from the Paranormal Romance Guild


"All of these and more besides will have you shuddering at the evil that exists, wondering what lies within these people to make them commit such violent crimes."
--Anne-Marie Reynolds for Readers' Favorite

Buy: http://www.amazon.com/Twisted-Love-JoAnne-Myers/dp/B00LXOLH8Q/ref=tmm_kin_title_0?_encoding=UTF8&sr=8-5-&gid=

Website: http://www.booksandpaintingsbyjoanne.com

Gilli Allan said...

TORN, by Gilli Allan
You can escape your past, but can you ever escape yourself?

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Torn-Gilli-Allan-ebook/dp/B00R1FQ1QE/


Jess has made a series of bad life choices and all have let her down.
Escaping London, she sets out to recreate herself in the idyllic countryside, and this time she wants to get it right!
She wants to lead a responsible, tranquil life with her young son Rory, but soon discovers stresses which pull her in opposing directions – conflict over a new bypass, between friends, and worst of all, between lovers.

Educated, experienced, and pragmatic, James is a widowed farmer whose opinions differ from, and enrage, Jess. His young shepherd, Danny, is an uneducated and inexperienced idealist. Jess is attracted to them both, and realises if she wants her idyllic countryside life to survive, she must choose her Mr Right.

Connect to me
http://twitter.com/gilliallan (@gilliallan)
https://www.facebook.com/GilliAllan.AUTHOR
http://gilliallan.blogspot.co.uk/


Charmaine Gordon said...

Breaking New Ground by Charmaine Gordon
5 star review written by Judy Audevard
What a wonderful story of love and humanity. The love of the granddaughter and grandma; the new love of a younger couple and the ever special love of mature seniors. Yes! It still happens! Beautifully written with poignancy and descriptions that put you right in the scenes. A must read for anyone with heart!
Available in all eformats for $1.99

Marianne Rice said...

Five Stars on Goodreads:
False Start by Marianne Rice
Ex-NFL player turned high school football coach Connor McKay is well loved by all…except by the sexy principal who wants to make changes to his athletic program. Intrigued by Meg Fulton’s beauty and intelligence, Connor doesn’t mind going head-to-head with her. When he and Meg are set up on a blind date, he’s finally able to open a crack in Meg’s high emotional wall and see the caring woman inside. What Connor doesn’t expect is that his buddy and ex-teammate is the one responsible for Meg’s wall in the first place. To choose between a one-time brother and the woman he’s fallen hopelessly in love with, Connor will make the riskiest play of his life.

Always the misfit growing up, newly hired high school principal Meg Fulton uses a fashionable wardrobe and a sharp tongue to keep men at a safe distance. After a drunken, abusive experience in the back of a Chevy as a naïve teen, she became a single mother with a tough hide…until Connor McKay walks into the picture. She can’t stand him. He’s a sports-loving alpha male––no thanks! Meg has a good reason to hate jocks. Been there, done that, much to her regret. But as her path continues to cross with Connor’s, and attraction heats to a boiling point, Meg learns there’s more to Connor than biceps and a tight rear end. Things are heating up with them, when someone from her past threatens to tear them apart. Meg runs for cover…and from Connor. It will take a leap of love for Meg to shed the scars of her past and let love into her life.
http://bit.ly/FalseStart
Connect with Marianne of Facebook: http://facebook.com/Mariannericeauthor

Rachael Slate said...

Trancing the Tiger (Chinese Zodiac Romance Series, #1)

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.to/1sUUIYa
Website: www.rachaelslate.com

A.H. Scott said...

"SANGRE: DAUGHTERS OF THE ROSE MOON" -

Can love be just around the corner, or beyond the stars?

Some men fall in love with the girl next door. For one man, his heart was touched by a woman from farther than he could imagine.

Brian fell in love with a dream.

Yet, the fantasy was a nightmare, because this woman was not what she seemed.

Her name was....."Sangre".

A.H. Scott invites you into a new dimension in “Sangre (Daughters Of The Rose Moon)”.

On that pathway to happiness in this romantic adventure fantasy, love is the ultimate destination.

“In the end….we are left with ourselves” – A.H. Scott

Amazon - http://www.amazon.com/Sangre-Daughters-Rose-Moon-Scott-ebook/dp/B00GTYZPZ6

(also at Barnes & Noble, ITunes, Smashwords)


5 Star Review Of "Sangre: Daughters Of The Rose Moon" by Lilith Falls - This sensual tale has all the right elements one could ask for. The story has a great flow, the characters are vivid and you cannot help but fall in love with them, their pain and love for each other. I loved every elegant word and I highly recommend it. A nice little gem to add to your collection...(full review link - http://www.amazon.com/review/R2NUU688LRU1CG/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B00GTYZPZ6



Website - http://www.angelfire.com/ahscottnyc/index.html
Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/ahscottnyc
GoodReads - http://www.goodreads.com/ahscott





Allie 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

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

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00JUEOPW6

http://margayleahjustice.blogspot.com

Juli D. Revezzo said...

CHANGELING'S CROWN by Juli D. Revezzo
(fantasy romance)

When Ianthe began her career as a faery godmother, she stumbled so badly that Snow White will probably never speak to her again. After a long suspension, she's finally been given a chance to redeem herself...but everything on this latest assignment is going wrong.

But why?

Worse, she definitely doesn't need an attractive mortal man distracting her from her duties. Of course, needs and wants are two different things.

Briak has had his eye on Ianthe for a very, very long time, but he's been waiting for just the right moment to make his move. Despite the fact all hell's about to break loose on his watch, he can't resist the opportunity to insert himself into her earthly assignment. Can he convince Ianthe of her true calling and thereby win her heart? Or will his subterfuge ultimately cost him her love?

On Valentine's sale today at Amazon: http://t.co/mg9ChYvfaS

Visit me at: http://julidrevezzo.com