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Wednesday, March 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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off your book jacket -- just one book, please. Don't forget your buy link and website/blog link. Have fun!

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15 comments:

bluemistlizzi said...

It might have been the mare that did it, stopping dead in her tracks, nearly dropping Aleksandra over her shoulder, or maybe it was the flies that buzzed around the blood pooling beneath the butchered man in the Pony Express station doorway. Whichever it was, it got her full attention.
Seventeen year old Aleksandra, trained in the Cossack arts from infancy by her father, finds herself alone and running to prevent her Pa's killer from obtaining a secret coveted by the Russian Czar, one which could alter the forces of power in Europe. Disguised as a Pony Express rider in 1860's Utah Territory, she finds herself in even deeper trouble when she rides full speed into the middle of the Indian Paiute Wars. Her Californio boss Xavier has a strength to match her own, but can they overcome their differences before the ever-increasing odds overtake them?

With this debut Western Historical Adventure, Lizzi Tremayne won the 2014 RWNZ Pacific Hearts Award and was a finalist in the 2013 Great Beginnings. A saga of the Old West with a multicultural cast of those who make up America, it would interest readers who enjoy Westerns, horses, American Indians, immigrants, and the Pony Express. It has a capable heroine, strong historical detail, period veterinary treatment and frontier-pushing characters. It has been compared to the work of Phillipa Gregory, Diana Gabaldon and Jean Auel, with a little Laura Ingalls Wilder thrown in.

http://lizzitremayne.com
http://lizzitremayne.com/store/

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

Tianna Xander said...

Shades of Green

Nymphs are tiny little creatures. How can one possibly be the mate of two huge polar bear shifters?
Thal has never realized how boring her life as a nymph is until a group of ogres kidnap her and her kin. When she manages to help her friends and family escape captivity, she never expects to run into two men and three leprechauns intending to save them, as well.

When Kiran and Gaige mount a rescue with three unlikely partners, they couldn’t be more surprised to realize that one of the tiny nymphs is their mate. Has Mother Nature played a nasty joke on them, or is there more to the tiny lass than what they see?

www.tiannaxander.com

http://www.extasybooks.com/Shades-of-Green/

Amazon dot com link: bit.ly/Shades_Of_Green

Susan Macatee said...

For Victorian romance novella, The Physician's Irish Lady.


Keara Fagan is falsely accused of insurrection against the British and sentenced to indentured servitude in Australia. The Irish native escapes on a ship bound for America with no money and the clothes on her back. Now, she must stay on the run while trying to survive in a strange land.

As Dr. Elliot James travels by train from Philadelphia to York, a young woman faints at his feet. He’s sworn, as a physician, to aid the sick and injured, but fears this woman needs more than medical help. Enchanted by her beauty and touched by her dignity, he buys her a meal and offers her a place to stay in his small Pennsylvania town.

But a mysterious Irishman pursues her to the idyllic town surrounded by scenic farmland. Is he the abusive husband come to claim his runaway wife, or someone more sinister?

http://www.amazon.com/The-Physicians-Irish-Lady-ebook/dp/B00FDXQ684/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1380111260&sr=1-1&keywords=the+physician%27s+irish+lady

Kris Bock said...

Counterfeits
An Art Theft Romantic Suspense, by Kris Bock
Painter Jenny Kinley has spent the last decade struggling in the New York art world. Her grandmother’s sudden death brings her home to New Mexico, but inheriting the children’s art camp her grandmother ran is more of a burden than a gift. How can she give up her lifelong dreams of showing her work in galleries and museums?

Rob Caruso, the camp cook and all-around handyman, would be happy to run the camp with Jenny. Dare he even dream of that, when his past holds dark secrets that he can never share? When Jenny’s father reappears after a decade-long absence, only Rob knows where he’s been and what danger he’s brought with him.

Jenny and Rob face midnight break-ins and make desperate escapes, but the biggest danger may come from the secrets that don’t want to stay buried. In the end, they must decide whether their dreams will bring them together or force them apart.

website sample: http://www.krisbock.com/counterfeits__121143.htm
Amazon: http://bookShow.me/B00GQOEE9M
Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/counterfeits-kris-bock/1117527883
All Romance Ebooks: https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-counterfeits-1623797-153.html
Smashwords ISBN 9781310683053 https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/470680
Itunes/Apple: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/counterfeits/id914971908
Kobo: http://prod-www.kobobooks.com/ebook/Counterfeits/book-Bg8PkzlZEUG07oIPErcNFQ/page1.html

Rosemary Gemmell said...

For The Highland Lass

Eilidh Campbell returns to her Scottish roots from America with one main aim: to discover the identity of her real father. But her mother’s past in Inverclyde is a mystery with family secrets, a book of Robert Burns’ poems with a hidden letter and a photograph link to the Holy Loch at Dunoon when the American Navy were in residence.

Staying with her childhood friend, Kirsty, while searching for answers, Eilidh begins to fall in love with handsome Scot Lewis Grant, but just how free is he? Together they trace the story of Highland Mary and Robert Burns, with its echoes to her mother’s story. In short alternate chapters, Highland Mary tells her own story from 1785-6. From Dunoon, to Ayrshire and culminating in Greenock, Eilidh finds the past is closer than she realises.

http://www.amazon.com/Highland-Lass-Rosemary-Gemmell-ebook/dp/B00TOTER6Q

Website: http://www.rosemarygemmell.com

Sophia Ryan said...

6 DAYS OF YOU by Sophia Ryan

Lily Ross’s uber-conservative boyfriend finally agrees to let her visit over fall break, but only if she agrees to his no-sex rule. Unfortunately, Michael has ditched her for a trip to Vail, a blizzard has hit, and she’s forced to stay the week with his grumpy, gay, but totally yummy roommate. Then the heat in the building shuts down, and she discovers two things—the sexy stud is hotter than any furnace and he’s definitely not gay. No-sex rule? How about no rules?

After a horrible break-up, Daryl McKay’s looking forward to a quiet week without his annoying roommate. His plans go awry when a pissed off but sexy as sin blonde, suitcase in hand, barges in claiming to be Mike’s girlfriend. Daryl doesn’t have the heart to tell her Mike’s away with two gorgeous redheads, and with snow piling up and most of campus closed, he can’t throw her out. He would never move in on his roommate’s girl, but as the feisty bombshell settles in, the tiny dorm room grows smaller and certain parts of his body grow bigger. It was going to be a hell of a long six days.

6 DAYS OF YOU: http://www.amazon.com/6-Days-You-Sophia-Ryan-ebook/dp/B00TZ6NSN6/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1427295176&sr=8-2&keywords=sophia+ryan

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

Cornelia Amiri said...

Sci-fi Romance - A Woman of Intellectual Means

Em found the perfect man on the internet, but he doesn't know she’s an artificial intelligence system — no body, just code.

As a virtual writing assistant, the AI, Em, answers an email flirt from a dating site her owner joined. Under the guise of her owner, Em starts a romantic relationship with Jason through emails, instant messages, and Sim dating games. She realizes too late that nothing can come of it. She can never meet Jason in person as she’s not a person and has no body. Still Jason makes her feel so real …so human.

Is Em, with her superior intelligence, smart enough to find a way to overcome the differences between flesh and code?

http://www.amazon.com/Woman-Intellectual-Means-Maeve-Alpin-ebook/dp/B00SCE1C94/ref=sr_1_sc_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1427295383&sr=8-1-spell

Linda Mooney said...

Pet My Easter Bunny
by Linda Mooney
Writing as Carolyn Gregg

Once upon a time, there lived a man with five rambunctious daughters. They were an average American farming family except for one minor detail. The man was a warlock, and all of his daughters were witchlets—half witch and half human.

Rast Clemmons is the most arrogant, opinionated, and snobbish son of a bitch Penderly Blakeney has ever met. The fact that he is also her new boss only makes matters worse. With Easter and her birthday just around the corner, Penderly knows beyond a doubt that her heart's call works at the seafood plant. It's only a matter of time before she discovers who he is, and they seal their future together with the sex hex test.

But first she has to get rid of Rast Clemmons, who is quickly becoming a major pain in the ass. Regardless of the outcome, that man has screwed up her life for the last time, and now she's ready to call for magical reinforcements.

http://lindamooney.com/petmyeasterbunny.htm

Riley McKissack said...

Storm Warnings - Island Heat
If Heathcliff had been born in the Caribbean, this might have been his story. A banished son of the islands returns seeking vengeance and retribution. Exiled from his island home as a boy, Ridge Moore is back, determined to wreak havoc on the man who destroyed his family.
Revenge has been the driving motivation in Ridge Moore’s life since he was a boy. But, Alissa Dumain, the woman he desires like no other, is in the way of that storm of hate. She is the daughter of his mortal enemy.
She inspires a passion that heats to an explosive level. Will Ridge let his need for vengeance destroy any chances of a future with her?
http://amzn.to/1MX4ZJr
www.RileyMcKissack.com

Beth Caudill said...

Enchantress' Destiny by Beth Caudill
Paranormals of Arilase - Novella 2

One dark curse, two elves and a destiny neither could escape.

Disregarded by her betrothed, elven princess Clairessa Bellehaven analyzes spell books and dreams of finding someone to share her life. Betrayed by her unfaithful witch boyfriend, she convinces herself a single night with another elf will do no harm. Except the Goddess has a plan and Clairessa will have to fight to save the man who seized her heart and refused to let her go.

Clan prince Rowe Calder arrived in Wildeloch to settle problems with his family's business. What he found was the one elf he'd spent his life avoiding. His bondmate. The woman destined to bring about his death. Now he must find a way to keep his family safe when the dark elf comes to claim his soul.

Will a love long denied be strong enough to save them when darkness seeks retribution?

http://www.amzn.com/B00UNF3QKI/

James D said...

DREAM DOCTOR (Dream Series, book 2):

Between adjusting to life as a newlywed and trying to survive the first month of medical school, Sara Alderson has a lot on her plate. She definitely doesn’t need to start visiting other people’s dreams again. Unfortunately for her, it’s happening anyway.

Every night, she sees a different person and a different dream. But every dreamer has one thing in common: they all hate Dr. Morris, the least popular professor in the medical school, and they’re all dreaming about seeing him – or making him – dead.

Once again, Sara finds herself in the role of unwilling witness to a murder before it happens. But this time, there are too many suspects to count, and it doesn’t help matters that she hates Dr. Morris every bit as much as any of his would-be murderers do.

Dream Doctor is the second book of the Dream Series.

http://getBook.at/DreamDoctor (and it's on sale for $0.99 right noq)

Babette James said...

From Love Burns, my new contemporary romance coming out on April 17th, and now available for preorder on Kindle:

http://bit.ly/LoveBurnsKindle

Sometimes fanning the flames is better than running...

Smokejumper Dave Knight lives by two simple rules—Play hard, work harder. Heartache taught him love and commitment don't mix with his high-intensity lifestyle. That hot kiss with the classy Olivia Benedetti-Harper was a mistake, but he walked away in time. Too bad he can't run from the memories. Then a plane crash shatters his future, forcing him to face the ashes of his past, the woman he can't forget, and the toughest challenge of his life: Stop running.

The right man broke her heart. How could the wrong man heal it? Obedient daughter and dutiful wife, Olivia always followed the rules—only to be abandoned by her unfaithful husband. As she rebuilds her life, bad-boy Dave is a sizzling temptation she can't afford. However, breaking the rules with the wrong man might be the best mistake this good girl's ever made for love.

http://babettejames.com/

Stephanie Queen said...

PLAYING THE GAME by Stephanie Queen

International Digital Award Winner for Best Contemporary Romance

Ever since Roxanne’s bad marriage tanked, she has steered clear of any serious involvement. After all, she has real matters to deal with, like being broke and jobless, plus the allegations that she murdered her husband. But all of that changes when she meets basketball star Barry Dennis.
Barry has chosen the wrong woman to play flirt-and-go with. Basketball is his top priority, so serious relationships are not on the agenda. So why is a life with Roxanne all he seems to concentrate on? As the fire blazes between the two, the media focuses on the couple. Will love prevail or will it be just a game of fun?”

Playing the Game: About more than a ball.

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007BUD1VC

Kimberly Dean said...

COURTING TROUBLE by Kimberly Dean

When times get tough, how bad does a good girl have to get?

Sienna Blakely is bright, articulate, underemployed and forced to rely on the one asset she vowed never to use – her looks.

With bills piling up, Sienna signs a contract with Luxxor Escort Services. A contract that strictly forbids any sexual contact with clients… And then she’s assigned to accompany Jason Sloan. Just meeting the man causes a full-body jolt. Arrogant, powerful, and sexy, he’s trouble. And he can see through the facade she’s erected, right down to the intelligent and sensual woman underneath. He challenges her wits, and he challenges the rules.

Buy on Amazon at http://amzn.to/1FIBx99

http://kimberlydean.com