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Wednesday, April 1, 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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14 comments:

Marie Lavender said...

Here is the blurb for Second Nature, book one of the Blood at First Sight Series:

She never expected it…

Desiree Edwards has a problem. She’s been attacked, kidnapped and forced to get along with a vampire of all things. It’s something right out of the story books she reads, or her worst nightmare. But, sometimes he’s not the monster he appears to be. He seems so humanlike that she can’t help it when her emotions betray her, when her body betrays her. To make matters worse, she finds out more about herself than she ever wanted to know.

She was unlike any other…

Alec has a problem. The animal in him wants Desiree. But, so does the man. The more he learns about her, the harder it is to deny what he wants. But, he’s a freak, and she’s just a human. The two species don’t mix that way. Then an old enemy surfaces and Alec is forced to make a choice. His life or hers.

Can Alec’s soul be saved by this unique human? Or will it be far too late?

http://bookgoodies.com/a/B00Q7FWIWA

http://marielavender.com/

E. Ayers said...

A COWBOY'S KISS IN WYOMING
by E. Ayers

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

Jude Knight said...

Here's the short-form blurb for Farewell to Kindness

Rede: a reluctant earl, focused on his quest for revenge against the murderers of his family.

Anne: a mysterious widow, seeking to keep her family hidden from scandal and danger.

Their instant attraction must be denied. Giving up their secrets to one another means turning their backs on all they've worked for.

Then their enemies join forces, and Rede and Anne need one another to survive.

http://judeknightauthor.com/books/farewell-to-kindness/

Julie Lence said...

Luck of the Draw

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' persuassion is needed to send her packing. But when she matches him trick for trick and has his ranch hands jumping to please her, Royce realizes she is no simpering miss. Sassy and daring; if only she'd give him a reason to trust her...

Paige Morgan knows Royce despises her. But on his family's ranch, populated entirely by men, 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 tell you it's not how you play your cards. It's the Luck of the Draw that counts.

www.julielence.com
www.amazon.com/dp/B0063VOS4E

Rosemary Gemmell said...

The Highland Lass by Rosemary Gemmell

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

Andrea Parnell said...

DELILAH'S FLAME
Western Historical Romance
by Andrea Parnell

Delilah had the perfect plan for revenge.
The perfect secret identity.
The perfect way to bring justice to the men who harmed her father...

Until she targeted the wrong man and got caught in her own dangerous trap of seduction and desire...

Delilah is a notorious saloon singer with fire red hair who drives men wild with her sultry stage show while pursing a personal mission of vengeance.

Tabor Stanton is a brooding cowboy fleeing his own troubled past who finds himself unwillingly caught up in the mysterious Delilah's web of deceit.

Determined to get his own revenge on the seductress, Tabor learns too late that no man can escape being burned by the passion and desire of Delilah's Flame.


Buy http://amzn.to/NBvny6
Blog http://andreaparnell.com/

JoAnne Myers said...

THE HOUSE ON SHADY LANE

Blurb: A seemingly loving family turns out to be serial killers in 1873.

AMAZON KINDLE STORE
http://www.amazon.com/Loves-Myths-Monsters-Collection-Urban-ebook/dp/B00JL3J4P4/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1397151617&sr=1-1&keywords=Loves%2C+Myths+and+Monsters

http://www.booksandpaintingsbyjoanne.com

Savanna Kougar said...

RIDE THE ROAN STUD
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.

A SIREN PUBLISHING BOOK
IMPRINT: Erotic Romance ManLove
Heat Level: SEXTREME

Excerpt/buy link: http://bookstrand.com/ride-the-roan-stud

Mari Christie said...

La Déesse Noire: The Black Goddess

Kali Matai, London’s most famed Indian dancer and courtesan, harbors a lifetime of secrets, as more lives than hers depend on it.

Sired by a British peer, born of a paramour to Indian royalty, she has been destined from birth to enthrall England’s most powerful noblemen—though she hadn’t counted on becoming their pawn. Finding herself under the control of ruthless men, who will not be moved by her legendary allure, she has no choice but to use her beauty toward their malicious and clandestine ends.

When those she holds most dear are placed in peril by backroom political dealings, she enlists some of the most formidable lords in England to thwart her enemies. But even with the help of the prominent gentlemen she has captivated, securing Kali’s freedom, her family, and the man she loves, will require her protectors stop at nothing to fulfill her desires.

www.MarianaGabrielle.com

Available for pre-order; releasing June 10.
Amazon: http://amzn.to/19cKUjY
Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/1Fc31m3
iTunes: http://apple.co/1E4ajHF
Barnes and Noble: http://bit.ly/1K1vMGq
Kobo: http://bit.ly/1Bx1OCV

Jana Richards said...

Happy Wednesday! Here's the blurb for FIRST AND AGAIN:

Bridget Grant is back in Paradise. Paradise, North Dakota, that is.

She’s swallowed her pride and moved back to her hometown with her daughter after her divorce and the loss of her catering company. Now she’s trying to navigate the strained relationships she’d left behind – including her first love, Jack Davison.

Jack never forgot Bridget, or the day she left town – and him. When Bridget caters a lunch at Jack’s tourist ranch, old flames reignite. They have more in common than ever – Jack’s also a single parent. Though they both try to keep things casual, Bridget, Jack and their girls are starting to look a lot like a family.

But Bridget’s only planning to stay in Paradise until she’s saved enough to relaunch her business. Jack’s invested too much in his ranch to leave. And with their daughters involved both have a lot more at stake than heartbreak. How can they risk falling in love?

Thanks!
Jana Richards
www.janarichards.com
Click here for Amazon Author Page

Erin OQuinn said...

Here's the blurb for the sequel to Nevada Highlander, called THE KILT COMPLEX:

Scottish high crimes and sexy misdemeanors …

The Kilt Complex finds former state trooper Alex Dominguez out of his element—on the shore of a distant sea, far from the comfort of his Nevada mountains, guilt-plagued for rejecting the bed of his handsome lover. Castle laird Rory, whose life mantra has always been "cum and go," is uncharacteristically flustered by his own deepening feelings for dark-eyed Alex.

The singular act of Alex’s moving out of the castle seems to spark both men to come to terms with their intense love affair. Can each of them overcome deep-seated guilt and build a solid relationship on the hot coals of desire?

Tracking the story of a lost dog, the men become enmeshed in a deadly chain of events. From the perilous cliffs on the North Sea to the grounds of the Scottish Parliament, and from the luxury of a millionaire’s digs to the rude oak barrels of a native fisherman, Rory and Alex find they must finally confront their complex feelings for each other in order to survive the trap of a killer.

Buy link is http://amzn.to/1toZgAS

Kimberly Dean said...

Dream Man

Each night, Devon Bradshaw dreams of him – her fantasy lover. She can feel his heated gaze on her and hear his deep breaths, yet as consuming as their shared desire is, they can’t connect.
Until she performs a love spell.
Cael Oneiros is stunned when Devon appears on his cosmic plane. For months, he’s watched over her as her Dream Weaver. As a sleeper assigned to his care, his job has been to lead the beautiful redhead into REM sleep. Visiting her each night, though, has led to deeper feelings. He wasn’t supposed to fall in love with her, but he has.
Now every night Devon visits Cael, their connection grows – but even the most innocent of spells can have repercussions.
All around town, people are acting strangely. Tempers are short, and chaos is starting to reign. Nobody is dreaming. Nobody except Devon.
When her dream man shows up in flesh and blood, she has to decide if he’s really the man of her heart… or the demon of her dreams.

http://amzn.to/1a8fN9o

lizzitremayne.com said...

A Long Trail Rolling
by
Lizzi Tremayne

She didn’t expect to become a target, but she is one now!

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.

lizzitremayne.com said...

OMG.. forgot the buy link for
A Long Trail Rolling
by
Lizzi Tremayne... it is
http://lizzitremayne.com/store/

http://lizzitremayne.com
:)