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Wednesday, May 6, 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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15 comments:

E. Ayers said...

A RANCHER'S WOMAN
By E. Ayers

Coddled and protected from the harsh realities of life, Malene runs away from a bad marriage by posing as a chaperone to her younger sister. A series of events soon prove she’s capable of standing onher own two feet. However, she’s not prepared to follow her heart and accept marriage from the one man who truly loves her.

Many Feathers’ chance encounter with a blue-eyed blonde woman sets him on a path that lands him between the white man’s ways and the traditions of his people. Determined to protect his people and prove his worthiness as a suitable husband to a white woman, he stakes claim to land and establishes a ranch. But there’s one outlaw focused on destroying Many Feathers and everything he’s trying to accomplish.

USA Today HEA Recommended Reads: The story starts in a blizzard, but the heat smouldering between the heroine and her Indian escort is better than any coal fire. I absolutely love the detail in Ayers’ novel.

Amazon International Buy Links.

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Also available in paper and in large print
Check your local bookstore for a copy!

COMING SOON! A RANCHER'S DREAM

Erin OQuinn said...

WARRIOR, STAND TALL is the sequel to WARRIOR, RIDE HARD. Both books are set in ca. 432 AD Ireland, the time of St. Patrick.
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Gristle, hardass former Roman soldier, has finally found love in the person of young Wynn, a pony trainer half his age. Each man has a secret. For Wynn, it is the chilling sexual assault that he has suffered at the hands of druids.. For Gristle, it is the dread that any love he admits to will be wrested away by cold Fortuna, goddess of fate.

While the two men are trying to solve their inner turmoil, Gristle finds that his old friends in Wales are being threatened by invading Saxons. Even after they manage to handle that threat, new trouble waits on the sacred Hill of Tara, where the chief druids to the high king wait to strike again at the heart of Wynn.

Into this maelstrom of danger walks Dub, a striking warrior-scholar whom Gristle recognizes as a potent rival for the attentions of his handsome lover.

Weakened by jealousy, the unconquerable Gristle lowers his guard, and he is savagely attacked. Now Wynn must join with his old mentor Dub in trying to try to save his life. And even if Gristle can be saved, how can the lovers ever be happy under the shroud of suffocating jealousy and buried shame?

#gay #eroticromance #action
http://amzn.to/WoDkGS
In U.K. http://amzn.to/13WTTNF

JoAnne Myers said...

"To Solve His Mother's Murder"

After his Air Force career was interrupted by his mother’s untimely murder, Steven Moore, returned home. Met with a cold reception of lies, secrets, and threats, he is determined too find Wanda’s killer, even at the cost of his own life. Was Wanda a victim of the legendary Hatchet Man? Was this loving and devoted mother killed because of her shady past, or for her inheritance? Between finding the truth and falling in love, Steven stops at nothing, too solve his mother’s murder.

Buy links:

Amazon Kindle:

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

Paperback:
http://www.lulu.com/shop/joanne-myers/flagitious/paperback/product-21812982.html

Website: http://www.booksandpaintingsbyjoanne.com

TessaBerkley said...

Castillo's Firey Texas Rose

Mary Rose Thornton is the only survivor of an attack that leaves her brother dead. Although investigation suggests he was planning to sell army weapons to the Mexican renegades, she knows he would never have done such a thing. Avenging his death and saving the family business by running it herself are a double challenge, and a lawman with a mistaken sense of honor stands in her way.
U.S. Marshal Trace Castillo is committed to keeping the peace, but no badge can protect his heart when it comes to a fiery Texas Rose. His hands are full with a hotheaded Irishwoman determined to find justice. Can he clear her brother's name and locate the stolen rifles before innocent people are murdered?

http://www.amazon.com/Castillos-Fiery-Texas-Rose-ebook/dp/B00B5M48UU/ref=pd_rhf_dp_p_t_1_3TEE


http://www.wildrosepublishing.com/maincatalog_v151/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=191&products_id=5199


https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-castillo039sfierytexasrose-1214681-158.html

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/castillos-fiery-texas-rose-tessa-berkley/1115651161?ean=2940016795591

Rosemary Morris said...

Sunday’s Child by Rosemary Morris

Hertfordshire, England 1813

Georgianne Whitley’s beloved father and brothers died in the war against Napoleon Bonaparte. While she is grieving for them, she must deal with her unpredictable mother’s sorrow, and her younger sisters’ situation caused by it.

Georgianne’s problems increase when the arrogant, wealthy but elderly Earl of Pennington, proposes marriage to her for the sole purpose of being provided with an heir. At first she is tempted by his proposal, but something is not quite right about him. She rejects him not suspecting it will lead to unwelcome repercussions.

Once, Georgianne had wanted to marry an army officer. Now, she decides never to marry ‘a military man’ for fear he will be killed on the battlefield. However, Georgianne still dreams of a happy marriage before unexpected violence forces her to relinquish the chance to participate in a London Season sponsored by her aunt.

Shocked and in pain, Georgianne goes to the inn where her cousin Sarah’s step-brother, Major Tarrant, is staying, while waiting for the blacksmith to return to the village and shoe his horse. Recently, she has been reacquainted with Tarrant—whom she knew when in the nursery—at the vicarage where Sarah lives with her husband Reverend Stanton.

The war in the Iberian Peninsula is nearly at an end so, after his older brother’s death, Tarrant, who was wounded, returns to England where his father asks him to marry and produce an heir.

To please his father, Tarrant agrees to marry, but due to a personal tragedy he has decided never to father a child.

When Georgianne, arrives at the inn, quixotic Tarrant sympathises with her unhappy situation. Moreover, he is shocked by the unforgivably brutal treatment she has suffered.

Full of admiration for her beauty and courage Tarrant decides to help Georgianne.

E book available from:

https://museituppublishing.com/bookstore/

www.amazon.co.uk and www.amazon.com B009YK1MFO

Barnes and Novel, AppleiBookstore, Kobo, Blio, Google Play, Overdrive, Omnilit, All Romance E Books, Bookstrand, Coffee Time Romance, Scribd, Smashwords, Flipcart – India, Tolina

Read extracts and view the book trailer at; www.rosemarymorris.co.uk


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

Jana Richards said...

Happy Wednesday! I'm sharing the blurb for my contemporary romance A LONG WAY FROM EDEN today:

Zane Martin's teenage daughter is pregnant. Meg Evan's son is the baby's father. Because Zane grew up not knowing who his father was, he'll be damned if he'll let his grandchild live with that shame. Meg was forced into an abusive marriage because of an unplanned pregnancy, so she knows that love is the only good reason to marry. Neither Meg nor Zane expects or welcomes the attraction that sparks between them. As they await the impending birth of their grandchild, old wounds open and long hidden family secrets come to light. The young couple builds a newer, stronger relationship, while Meg and Zane reach for a love passionate enough to overcome the past--if they're strong enough to trust it...and each other.

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

Rosemary Gemmell said...

The Highland Lass - Scotland in the present and past!

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

Mona Karel said...

thanks for your continued support. This is from
My Killer My Love, a paranormal romance

She came to the woods to heal and found evil lurking among the trees….

Upon her grandmother’s death, Kendra inherits a cottage deep within the sequoia forest, along with the powers given only to certain women in her family—powers she doesn’t know she has. Recovering from a vicious attack in Phoenix, Kendra returns home to the remote cabin determined to heal both her body and her spirit. But the forest is ailing, too. Evil lurks in its dark places, turning its quiet glades into a battlefield. When a strangely beautiful man appears at her cabin intent on punishing her for a crime she didn’t commit, Kendra needs all her strength to protect her forest, her life… and her heart. Can she learn to use her powers and to trust Mykhael in time to save the ancient forest?

He came to the woods to redeem himself and found innocence that would be his undoing….

Throughout his long life, Mykhael has struggled, often in vain, to please the Atrahasis, immortal overlords of the sacred places in the universe. Now they have given him one last chance to redeem himself. He must punish the person they think desecrated an ancient forest in Northern California. But when he meets Kendra, he realizes he’s doomed to disappoint them yet again. Not only is she innocent of the crime the Atrahasis have accused her of, Kendra is the missing part of the soul he didn’t know he still possessed. Can he defy the Atrahasis yet again and live long enough to save the only thing in his life that matters?

Mona Karel
http://mona-karel.com/my-killer-my-love/
http://www.amazon.com/My-Killer-Love-Mona-Karel-ebook/dp/B00529AJ6Y/

Anne Stenhouse said...

Bella's Betrothal by Anne Stenhouse, Dalkeith, 1826

While she is travelling north to find sanctuary from the malicious gossip of the Ton, Lady Isabella Wormsley’s room in a Dalkeith inn is invaded by handsome Scottish Laird, Charles Lindsay. Charles has uncovered a plot to kidnap her, but Bella wonders if he isn’t a more dangerous threat, at least to her heart, than the villainous Graham Direlton he wrests her from. Bella settles into the household of her Aunt Hatty Menzies in Edinburgh’s nineteenth century George Square where Charles is a regular visitor. She has been exiled to the north by her unfeeling mama, but feels more betrayed by her papa to whom she has been close. Bella hopes the delivery of her young cousin’s baby will eventually demonstrate her own innocence in the scandal that drove her from home. Bella’s presence disrupts the lives of everyone connected to her. Direlton makes another attempt to kidnap her and in rescuing her a second time, Charles is compromised. Only a betrothal will save his business and Bella’s reputation. Mayhem, murder and long suppressed family secrets raise confusion and seemingly endless difficulties. Will the growing but unacknowledged love between Bella and her Scottish architect survive the evil Direlton engineers?

Amazon US http://goo.gl/7mh8FI amazon UK http://goo.gl/P3lmzk
Novels Now, anne's blog http://goo.gl/ILNek6

Jacqueline Seewald said...

THE DEVIL AND DANNA WEBSTER from Clean Reads Press--a novel mothers and teenage daughters can share—available in ALL ebook formats:

Danna Webster, a shy fifteen-year-old high school student with a talent for art, is studying in the school library with her brainy friend Joyce when a dark, handsome boy starts flirting with her. Rich bad boy, Kevin Moore, continues to pursue her. But Danna is pulled in another direction by Gar Hansen, football quarterback and honor student who has been assigned as Danna’s math tutor. What is Kevin’s connection to the eerie stranger who offers Danna everything she could ever want in life—in return for her soul?

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00JZYXW7K/


http://jacquelineseewald.blogspot.com


bluemistlizzi said...

A Long Trail Rolling
by
Lizzi Tremayne

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?

You can go to: http://lizzitremayne.com/store/ to view your purchasing options!

LindaRae said...

A STORY OF A BARON
Linda Rae Sande

A sensual tale-within-a-tale of a baron, a book, and a bride-to-be. Lady Evangeline is about to buy the book, 'The Story of a Baron', when Baron Sommers appears with the same intention. With only the one copy available, they agree to read it together -- despite the impropriety -- Evangeline's reputation as a bluestocking could use a bit of scandal. When life begins to imitate art, though, Evangeline wonders about the true identity of the author, Anonymous. What will she discover when she reads between the lines of The Story of a Baron?

Sherry Ewing said...

If My Heart Could See You by Sherry Ewing

When you’re enemies, does love have a fighting chance?

For Amiria of Berwyck, defeat does not come easily as she watches her home and clan being ripped asunder. When the very enemy who has laid siege to her home demands her fealty, she will do whatever it takes to protect her people including a hastily concocted ruse that quickly begins to unravel. All too soon, she starts to question whether she can forgive herself for betraying those she has sworn to protect.

Dristan of Blackmore, champion knight of King Henry II, has a reputation to uphold as the Devil’s Dragon. After his invading army conquers Berwyck castle, he sets out to manage the newly claimed estate by training its knights in the art of proper defense. At first, everything appears as it should be, or is it? Betrayed by those he believed he could trust, he must first set aside his anger before he can make room in his heart for love.

Together they are tied by an unspoken bond. As they begin to rebuild the land and unite their people, forces beyond their control attempt to tear apart their fragile truce and only time will tell if love will forever bring them together.

Buy Links:

Amazon: http://amzn.to/1LV1qnk
Barnes & Noble: http://bit.ly/1yQPPN4
iBooks: http://bit.ly/1D5NSBw
Inktera: http://bit.ly/1vweoTO
Kobo: http://bit.ly/1LV8r7D
Scribd: http://bit.ly/1xAWBFd

AU: http://bit.ly/1EMgaDb
CA: http://amzn.to/1DIoQX6
UK: http://amzn.to/1zXkLzz

Website: http://www.sherryewing.com

Stephanie Queen said...

Beachcomber Valentine by Stephanie Queen
a Beachcomber Investigations Novella

Ex military special ops legend Dane Blaise and ex Scotland Yard investigator, the gorgeous Shana George, team up to find the long lost love of a mystery client In this fluffy assignment their only concern is flirting with the dangers of romance and Cupid.

But of course there's more to this easy-money case than the rekindling an old flame. Once Dane and Shana find out that the "lost love" is involved with an FBI sting--and their best friend, state cop Captain Lynch--their suspicions kick into high gear.

Dane and Shana end up with far more than a dinner date on Valentines Day...

Buy Link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00U1XO73M
Website: www.StephanieQueen.com