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Wednesday, February 25, 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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23 comments:

E. Ayers said...

A COWBOY'S KISS in WYOMING
By E. Ayers

(A clean western romance)

Chessie Chesterfield is from North Carolina. She wears heels, not boots, and she doesn’t own jeans. She’s scared of horses, and all she wants is to get back on the road. So why is she falling in love with an ex-bull rider? Could the man of her dreams be a cowboy?

Derrick McCullough’s days of bull riding are over, along with his marriage and his days of prescription drug usage. He’s succumbed to the idea of taking over the family ranch and has worked hard to turn his life around. The last thing he needs is the cutest little filly in a pair of heels who talks with a heavy North Carolinian accent.

A little playful teasing between the two re-injures the leg that took him away from the sport of bull riding. The injury sends him to the hospital for more surgery. Unsure if he’ll ever be able to ride a horse again, he feels his life has crashed one more time. To his surprise, the last thing he wants to do is say goodbye to Chessie Chesterfield.

Can knowing someone for only a few days be enough to truly know them? Chessie isn’t into settling down and loves her nomadic lifestyle. But Derrick stole her heart, and she wants it back. Confident, cocky, handsome, and a gentleman, Derick has all the right qualities along with that big family who welcomed her. Does she dare return to the Lazy A + 8 ranch?

Amazon International Buy Links.
http://authl.it/B0089JFWYI

Chris Redding said...

License To Nerd
(Nerds Saving the World Book 1)

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

Rosemary Gemmell said...

The Adonis Touch by Romy Gemmell

Katie and Mike holiday on Cyprus, in separate rooms. After the untimely death of her first husband and only lover, can Katie put the past behind her, let go of her inhibitions and learn to love again?

Mischievous Aphrodite and sexy Adonis watch the influx of tourists to Paphos, choosing the next couple to benefit from their special help. Will Adonis work his magic touch on Katie so that she finds a deeper love with Mike?

http://www.amazon.com/Adonis-Touch-Aphrodite-book-ebook/dp/B00KI39PNM

Website: http://www.rosemarygemmell.com

Zanna Mackenzie said...

And The Earth Moved

One minute you're at work making up horoscopes for the local paper, the next you're teaming up with a sexy secret agent called Charlie and trying to help solve a case for the Celebrity Crimes Investigation Agency...

Amber’s making up the horoscopes for the local paper and wishing for some excitement in her life when she gets a phone call offering her just that. It could change her life forever and plunge her into a world where she’s quickly (and scarily) out of her depth.
The call? Heartthrob actor Ennis McKarthy, her old uni boyfriend, begs her for a favour. His brother Joel has been found is dead - in very suspicious circumstances.
Desperate to keep the story out of the newspapers and solve the mystery of his brother’s death as fast as possible, Ennis has called in the specialists in the shape of the CCIA. The Celebrity Crimes Investigation Agency has just the man for the job – their top agent Charlie Huxton.
But Ennis, stalked by journalists and paparazzi, doesn’t trust a stranger to handle the case on his own and keep quiet about what he might discover so he pleads with Amber, wanting her to shadow Charlie throughout the investigation.
Much to Amber’s surprise Charlie eventually agrees, leaving her wondering why. What’s he up to?
Charlie and Amber delve into Joel’s death and soon have their hands full with questioning potential suspects and the victim’s irate ex-girlfriend. Then they discover they’re battling something far more dangerous than they could ever have expected…and it’s not just their growing attraction for each other.
Maybe Amber’s life is about to get too exciting…


And The Earth Moved will be free to download across the Amazon network from 23-26 February inclusive.

http://getbook.at/AndTheEarthMoved

website: www.zannamackenzie.blogspot.co.uk

Jerrie Alexander said...

Hell or High Water
Book 1 in the Lost & Found, Inc. series

A woman in trouble. A man she loves but can't trust.

When ex-SEAL Nate Wolfe learns a woman from his past is in danger, nothing will stop him from protecting her. Not even her.

Dallas Child Protection Services Investigator Kay Taylor doesn't want or need Nate in her life. But he doesn't seem to understand the word no. He seems to also have forgotten the brand he left on her heart.

When Kay is taken and sold to a monster, the devil himself couldn't stop Nate from doing whatever it takes to find her...but will he be in time?

http://jerriealexander.com

Ruth Kaufman said...

At His Command (Historical Romance Version)

Could she defy her king for love?

England 1453: 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. He’s surprised to finally find in Castle Rising a place he feels at home. 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 for the king’s depleted coffers 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?

http://amzn.com/B00QPG52A6

www.ruthkaufman.com

Cookie said...

True North by Kelly Collins

Alexa leaves Los Angeles with a scarred heart, a beat-up car, and a secret. The legal system has failed her. Her family has abandoned her. She’s fleeing her hopelessness.

Zane already has more responsibilities than most, but when he finds a broken, but beautiful woman stranded on the side of the road, he rescues her. Picking up the pieces is what he does best.

Forced to work at Zane’s bar, Alexa watches suspiciously as young girls frequent Zane’s quarters. Surely he can’t be paying them for sex?

One night, Alexa finds out just how little she knows about her enigmatic and sexy boss. The last thing she expects to find reawakens heartache and guilt beyond imagination. The presence of a baby crushes her, especially since her own child was stripped from her life.

When Zane’s ex shows up unexpectedly, Alexa determines to fight for him. For them. However, in order to fight, she has to reveal her past, and in doing so she could lose everything again.

Alexa begins to face her fears. With Zane’s love and support, she learns to trust again. She realizes that a family isn’t always who you’re born to, but who you choose.

http://tinyurl.com/mwkr4a3
www.authorkellycollins.com

JoAnne Myers said...

“The Other Couple’s Child” one crime/mystery story in "Flagitious"

Charlotte had it all. A loving and devoted husband. Supportive family and friends, and a house full of beautiful children. Everything was perfect for this Super Mom, until a medical procedure turns her life upside down, and spirals into a child abduction case. Time is running out. Will police arrive in time to save Charlotte and the other couple’s child?

http://www.amazon.com/Flagitious-JoAnne-Myers-ebook/dp/B00NOZCUPG/ref=sr_1_2_twi_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1416876867&sr=8-2&keywords=flagitious

Website: http://www.booksandpaintingsbyjoanne.com

Margo Bond Collins said...

LEGALLY UNDEAD:

A reluctant vampire hunter, stalking New York City as only a scorned bride can.

Elle Dupree has her life all figured out: first a wedding, then her Ph.D., then swank faculty parties where she'll serve wine and cheese and introduce people to her husband the lawyer.

But those plans disintegrate when she walks in on a vampire sucking the blood from her fiancĂ©, Greg. Horrified, she screams and runs—not away from the vampire, but toward it, brandishing a wooden letter opener.

As she slams the improvised stake into the vampire's heart, a team of black-clad men bursts into the apartment. Turning to face them, Elle realizes Greg's body is gone—and her perfect life falls apart.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00KKV44BK/

Website: http://www.MargoBondCollins.net

Liz Crowe said...

LOVE GARAGE:
Antony Love is the quintessential responsible oldest brother of a boisterous, Italian/Irish family, placed in charge at a young age by his parents who are busy running the family business. He manages his siblings with a fair but iron hand, until his life is shattered by personal tragedy leaving him the shell of the man he once was.

When outspoken matriarch Lindsay Halloran Love becomes ill, the youngest brother Aiden shows up at Antony's garage, having dropped out of school (again), needing work and a place to crash. Antony provides both, with three caveats: "Don't smoke in my truck, don't be late for work, and don't mess with my girlfriend."

But Aiden Love, budding novelist, gets one glimpse of Rosalee Norris, young widow of Antony's lifelong best friend and all bets are off.

Set in horse country near Lexington, Kentucky, The Love Brothers Series is a saga of family devotion that runs as wide and deep as the Ohio River--except on Sundays when brothers Antony, Kieran, Dominic and Aiden work out their frustrations on the basketball court, Love brother style.

The Love Brothers: A family saga with humor, heat and heart—not to mention beer, bourbon and basketball.

buy link:http://www.amazon.com/Love-Garage-Brothers-Book-ebook/dp/B00P4GJCL8/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1424884166&sr=8-1&keywords=love+garage

www.lizcrowe.com

Julie Lence said...

Debra's Bandit

Forced to flee his home in Chicago, Gage Cantrell shed his greenhorn ways and joined an outlaw band. He’s spent the last six years dodging bullets and a Pinkerton determined to bring him to justice. Now that Gage has settled for a spell in Revolving Point, Texas, hoping to win the heart of the woman he loves, his past is about to catch up to him. Trouble is, Debra doesn’t know about Chicago. If she’ll forgive his cowardice on that fateful night, he’ll finally know peace. That is if he can thwart the Pinkerton and send him packing—for good.

Raised in the St. Louis orphanage, Debra Moore has known more hard times than good. Riding with her brother and Gage as they raided the west brought about a longing for a real home, and for Gage to return her love. She’s found a comfortable haven in Revolving Point and wants Gage to cease to his bandit ways and put down roots with her. But Gage has never been the settling type, and lately he’s been more secretive than usual. Something’s bothering him. She’s going to find out what that something is and convince him there’s more to life than the tomfoolery of outrunning a posse.

www.julielence.com
www.amazon.com/dp/B0095IG390

Aeryn Jaden said...

His Imperfect Mate By Aeryn Jaden
Series: Return of the Originals, #3
Genre:Paranormal/Shapeshifter/Vampires/Werewolves MM
: ♥♥♥♥♥4.5Hearts by 3 different Professional Reviewers

Blurb: All the Originals, beings that created all the supernaturals, have vanished a long time ago.

Or did they now? Killa is one of them and he doesn’t feel dead at all. Though that could happen any day now. He is hunted by one of his brothers and has nowhere to go. Unless he happens to find some of his old friends… He finds more than he bargains for.

Keen had barely survived his family’s torture and his spirit is almost broken. Finding his mate lying wounded in the bed next to him is a dream come true. Until it transforms into a nightmare. The small wolf has enough experience with those to last him several lifetimes.

Will Keen get his perfect ending or is his mate as imperfect as his life had been until now? Did he want Killa any other way than how he is? After all, they seem to be perfectly imperfect for each other

http://www.amazon.com/Imperfect-Originals-Publishing-Classic-ManLove-ebook/dp/B00TXV73U2/ref=zg_bsnr_10159300011_81

https://aerynjaden.wordpress.com/

Susan Macatee said...

For paranormal romance, Dreaming Josie.

When Civil War reenactor, Kyle Dalton, keeps seeing a beautiful woman on the battlefield tending to soldiers, he thinks she’s another reenactor. But when she disappears into thin air, he starts to believe he’s seen a ghost. Did he have a past life with this woman?

http://www.amazon.com/Dreaming-Josie-ebook/dp/B008FZSPLS/ref=sr_1_7?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1341001818&sr=1-7

Martha O'Sullivan said...

Second Chance, Chances Trilogy #1, by Martha O'Sullivan (contemporary, M/F, HEA)
Lindsay Foster has convinced herself that marrying Paul Webster is the right thing to do. But she and Brian Rembrandt have some unfinished business. And she finds herself torn between the life she's always wanted and the man she'll always love.

But it’s more complicated than that.

This love triangle has an extra side. Best friend Moira Brody has a game-changing secret. And she's not the only one. The chain of events set in motion on the tranquil shores of Lake Tahoe come to an astonishing end on a foggy San Francisco night. And alter the course of four lives forever..

http://www.amazon.com/Second-Chance-Chances-Trilogy-ebook/dp/B00EX631GM/ref=sr_1_17?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1378129953&sr=1-17&keywords=red+sage+publishing

Charmaine Gordon said...

Help Wanted by Charmaine Gordon Book 2 in The River's Edge series.
Steve and Sally Atwood have some big adjustments to make when they move to River’s Edge. Steve has lost his career in the corporate world and finds work painting houses. Sally flings off her apron and pursues her lifelong dream to be a reporter in the small town with a big heart, where the motto is ‘Kindness to Strangers’.
Afraid he is losing Sally to a more exciting world, Steve panics, but despite Sally’s lecherous new boss, together they rediscover all the love of their thirty-five years together and the excitement that brings.





https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/help-wanted/id933546940
https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-helpwanted-1658298-149.html
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00OWHOGYS

Rachael Slate said...

Trancing the Tiger (Chinese Zodiac Romance Series, #1) 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.to/1sUUIYa
Website: www.rachaelslate.com

Savanna Kougar said...

STALLION OF ASH AND FLAME

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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Available in Ebook & Print: ~http://bookstrand.com/stallion-of-ash-and-flame~
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HAPPY READING!

Savanna

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

Theda Hudson said...

The Pearl Witch Theda Hudson

When twenty-six year old Tarin knocks a small plane out of the sky with blue bolts of energy during sex, she realizes she must learn to control her powers before someone else gets hurt.
Good news. Phillip, the very handsome sex magician, takes on the task of teaching her.
Bad news. She's falling in love with him, but he refuses to admit it's mutual even though the magic they make together is as hot as it is potent.
More news. The other man who begins to teach her to use her powers through S/m and bondage is really an alien who wants to use her to open a door between universes to let his people flood in.
Worse news. He tried it with her mom and she died preventing it.
Tarin will have to gain enough control over her powers to stop the alien and his plans as well as win Phillip's heart.

http://amzn.com/B007881TDY
www.thedahudson.com

Helen Henderson said...

A humpday blurb from Imprisoned in Stone

For the crime of healing without payment, the Brethren imprisoned Dylan’s soul in stone. Centuries later, he felt the touch of another’s mind and hope for escape from his eternal prison soars. However, his potential savor’s only knowledge of him comes from an eerie message on the wall and nightmarish dreams. And, she is unaware of her latent magic--the power needed to free him.

A spell kept secret for generations.
A brotherhood thirsting for power.
Demands that cannot be obeyed.
A woman who stands to lose everything.

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Available at Amazon. For buy links and a free read of the first chapter of this action- and romance-filled fantasy, steer a course to imprisoned_in_stone_excerpt. Find Helen on the web at helenhenderson-author.webs.com
 

Angel Voisen said...

Johnny's Toy Soldier (Contemporary, MM)

Learning his older brother's unit came back one man short devastated Johnny Santiago beyond words. The only way he can deal with his grief is to blame Josh Miller, his brother’s best friend and lover—but how can Josh blame a broken soldier?

Josh’s pain cuts Johnny deep, and when he makes the hasty decision to comfort him, he didn’t know a single kiss could change everything.

http://amzn.to/1AtRaO1
www.angelvoisen.blogspot.com

Vicki Hinze said...
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Vicki Hinze said...

Down and Dead in Dixie
(Humorous Romantic Suspense)
Down & Dead, Inc., Book 1

To live, sometimes ya gotta die! Daisy Grant is in a heap of trouble. She stumbles into a mob turf war and now somebody wants her dead. Daisy may be small-town to the bone, not at all the kind of woman to deal with the Southern Mafia, but she knows how to get creative fast!

Enters the way-too-attractive Mark Jensen... He didn't mean to rescue anybody, and he certainly didn't mean to go on the run because of a stubborn, sassy woman. Soon they are up to their ears in so many wacky characters they don't know who's on their side. Daisy and Mark decide that to live, sometimes ya gotta die. And sometimes to die right takes . . . practice.

Amazon: http://amzn.to/1DtsqFB
www.vickihinze.com

Anne Stenhouse said...

Thanks for the chance to share. My extract is from Mariah's Marriage by anne stenhouse. http://goo.gl/JjY907
I blog at Novels Now http://goo.gl/h4DtKv

‘Can an earl find his life’s partner outside the charmed circle?’ John asked.

Tobias closed down his expression. Perhaps his autocratic grandmother lived on in the present generation, because he found he did not like to have his actions questioned.

‘I am proposing to make Miss Fox’s educational project an endowment, not to consider her as a potential wife.’ He instantly regretted snapping at John. Was his brain playing tricks?