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Wednesday, May 13, 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:

Victoria Adams said...

Dancing in Circles. One born into privilege and a charmed life surrounded by love and family. The other born to a life of violence on the streets as the solemn gang leader of the notorious Shoresmen. A young, idealistic co-ed, Julie, meets a jaded, cold gang member, Robert, and cracks his icy shell, allowing the warmth of her love to awaken his soul.

Dancing in Circles - http://www.amazon.com/dp/B009PFNPMG
Blog – Victoria's Pages of Romance – http://victoriaadams.blogspot.com

Andrea Cooper said...

STOLEN HEARTS - Book 1 Romantic Suspense

Crystal has spent her entire life training to be a thief in order to find evidence against the man who had her parents murdered. In her pursuit of justice she's had to give up her identity, her name, and any chance at love. When Crystal is forced on a blind date with the cop who is investigating her, she plays a dangerous game of hearts that could land her in a prison cell.

Kade is in search of a new life, after losing his partner. He's taken a new job, in a new city, and met a new girl. In order to keep his fresh start, he will have to catch an elusive thief targeting one of the largest corporations in the country. Desperate to forget the failures of his past, Kade has no intention of failing.

But secrets can’t be hidden forever.

Amazon: Buy Link: getBook.at/StolenHearts
Website: http://www.andreaRcooper.com

Thank you.

Daryl Devore said...

FL. E. S. H.
Flame's Electrifying Sexy Heat
When secrets conflict with dreams, love explodes.

After a mistake by a surgeon’s scalpel shattered Fuchsia Quinn's dance career, she picked up the pieces of her life and moved forward. As the owner of a small, struggling dance school in a depressed neighborhood she supplements her income with a late night job at a dive bar. Haunted by the fear of humiliation, if her secret is revealed, her life was under control until the night he walked into the bar.

Peyton Lang, having run from a bad neighborhood, lives the lifestyle of a successful billionaire. Frustrated that his current multi-million dollar project is stalled, Peyton drops in to LEATHER-ICIOUS for a simple drink and late night entertainment. What he saw was a beautiful redhead. What he found was he wanted her.

After a lusty night with a hot pole dancer, Peyton and Fuchsia's worlds are about to collide.

US Amazon link - - http://amzn.com/B00UY6M7VK

Blog – http://myeroticnotions.blogspot.com



J.M. Maurer said...

Seeking Love (Emerging From Darkness Book 1)

Every day, Jessica Winters does what she does best—bury herself in patient care within the walls of the neuro intensive care unit, keeping herself busy to escape the dark sadness that controls her life. But the day she sees Matthew Moi, the intriguing man seated at her new patient’s bedside, her shattered heart begins to frantically beat once again.

As Matthew pins his mesmerizing gaze upon her, trying to distract her with his humorous and playful banter, she does her best to ignore him. Somehow he already knows a great deal about her, breaking down Jessica’s barriers and awakening her soul, drawing her out of the darkness and into his arms.

When her painful past resurfaces, revealing truths that threaten her future, Jessica struggles through her issues and fights to stay on a healing path . . . seeking love.

www.jmmaurer.com

Amazon US: bit.ly/SeekingLove

Linda Andrews said...

Our food isn't killing us; it's changing us, turning us into killers.

For decades scientists have used viruses and bacteria to insert rogue genetic code into our food. Now human DNA is mutating. Switches are being flipped. Some will commit suicide; others will become homicidal maniacs.

One family.

A mother in the custody battle of her life.
A college graduate whose experiment foreshadows a grisly future
A teen whose final exam won't be in English but in survival

Separated by miles.
Desperate to reunite.

When all hell breaks loose, every block is a gauntlet.

amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Hadean-Threshold-Extinction-Linda-Andrews-ebook/dp/B00X4ST92U/

Erin OQuinn said...

Book 2 of the Iron Warrior series is WARRIOR, STAND TALL, pubbed by Siren Bookstrand. Here's the blurb on Amazon:

WARRIOR, STAND TALL

The second serial novel continues the edgy pairing of men in Old World Ireland. The young trainer Wynn has been too shamed to admit he’d been ambushed, raped, and almost killed by two villainous druids. Throughout a series of adventures, the men are kept from a healthy partnership by Wynn’s harboring his secret and by Gristle’s own jealousies and superstitions.

Now in early 433 AD, the two lovers find adventures both perilous and humorous in their trip from Derry to the seacoast of Ireland, then on to Wales and finally to Tara, the scene of Wynn’s recent capture.

Into the uneasy relationship steps another warrior … Dub, the Wise Man (Ollamh) of the high king of Ireland, who had befriended and healed Wynn in the earlier book. 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?

USA http://amzn.to/1w8PVgI
UK http://amzn.to/17DWFzg

Julie Lence said...

Bring Me Luck

For Jess Jansen, grief and guilt are as much a part of him as riding herd. Twenty-two years he’s longed for the woman who ran out on him, and now his luck is about to change. Needing a place to hole up during a thunderstorm, the Lazy K looks to be a safe haven. There’s a barn―and a body with soft curves and sapphire eyes he’d know anywhere.

Rachael Weston is a bundle of nerves when Jess suddenly appears at her door. He shunned her once and will again if she foolishly welcomes him back into her life. But when Jess proves innocent of wrongdoing, Rachael fears revealing to him the one truth that just might cause him to turn his back on her―for good.

www.julielence.com
www.amazon/com/dp/B00OP5PT2U

Rosemary Gemmell said...

The Adonis Touch by Romy Gemmell - romance and mythology in the Mediterranean!

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

Anne Stenhouse said...

Daisy's Dilemma is available to pre-order so I'm really excited to share the blurb here. Publication date 16th June

Lady Daisy should be ecstatic when her brother, the earl, allows Mr. John Brent to propose. She’s been plotting their marriage for two years. However, she is surprised to find herself underwhelmed and blames their distant cousin, Reuben, for unsettling her.
Reuben Longreach wonders whether the earl understands the first thing about Daisy’s nature and her need for a life with more drama than the Season allows. It’s abundantly clear to him that Daisy and John are not suited, but the minx accepts his proposal nonetheless.
Meanwhile, Daisy hatches a plan to attach Reuben to her beautiful, beleaguered Scots cousin, Elspeth. Little does she know that Elspeth is the focus of a more sinister plot that threatens Daisy too.
Will Reuben be able to thwart the forces surrounding Daisy before she is irretrievably tied to John? Will Daisy find the maturity to recognise her dilemma may be of her own making before it’s too late?
From MuseItUp and also at amazon UK http://goo.gl/iMFFVu US http://goo.gl/DMUXzK kobo https://goo.gl/U15E3h

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

Sophia Ryan said...

6 DAYS OF YOU by Sophia Ryan

Lily Ross’s uber-conservative boyfriend Michael finally agrees to let her visit over fall break, but only if she agrees to his no-sex rule. Unfortunately, he's has ditched her for a trip to Vail, a blizzard has hit, and she’s forced to stay the week with his grumpy, gay, 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 bad break-up with his girlfriend, Daryl McKay’s looking forward to a quiet week alone. His plans go awry when a sexy-as-sin blonde, suitcase in hand, barges in claiming to be his roommate Mike’s girlfriend. He doesn’t have the heart to tell her Mike’s away with two gorgeous redheads, and with snow piling up, 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’s going to be a hell of a long six days.


Amazon

Wild Rose Press

Other Sophia Ryan Books

Susan Macatee said...

For Civil War 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

Charmaine Gordon said...

Spreading Her Wings by Charmaine Gordon

Kindness to Strangers in River’s Edge rubs off on all who live there. Sally Kirkwood responds to an emergency call from a friend one early morning. A daughter is missing and with Sally’s skill as a reporter, she finds her at an audition in NYC. Thus begins an adventure of show business, unfaithfulness, forgiveness and success.


Also Available as Singles for all Ebook reading devices!




PRINT EDITION on AMAZON
http://www.amazon.com/Rivers-Edge-Trio-Volume-Trios/dp/0692441549




SMASHWORDS for ALL Ereading Devices
including Nook, iPad, and More!
https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/539923


NOOK
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/rivers-edge-trio-charmaine-gordon/1121859231


KINDLE
http://www.amazon.com/Rivers-Edge-Trio-Volume-Trios-ebook/dp/B00X1R8EJI




Mona Karel said...

TEACH ME TO FORGET
Her past was behind her...or so she’d thought.

Bethany Acton has come a long way from the day she was an abused child-bride of a dissolute jet setter. Now divorced and single, she writes for a lifestyles magazine, lives out of her motor home, and answers only to her boss—when he can find her. She has overcome her horrendous past and taken control of her own life. But when Jonathan Merritt, a rising star in wildlife photography, enters her world, she learns that control is a tenuous thing.


His past was despicable, but it hasn’t affected his future...until now.

Jonathan knows he has met the woman with whom he wants to spend his future, but first he must admit his role in her past. Afraid the truth will turn her against him, he tries to gain her trust and affection before confessing. But the longer he hesitates, the harder it becomes to tell her. Can Jonathan gain enough of her love and trust for her to forgive what he did—or will his past indiscretions destroy his only chance for happiness?
http://www.amazon.com/Teach-Me-Forget-Mona-Karel-ebook/dp/B00822G7Y6/
http://mona-karel.com/

Babette James said...

KISSING KATIE His Girl Next Door – Book 1
Sometimes love is just around the corner

Seeking peace while he decides between prestigious job offers, burned-out lawyer Matt Powell rents his boyhood vacation home at the Jersey shore on a nostalgic whim. However, discovering the lovely widow next door is his childhood best friend, Katie Vanburen, complicates everything. His old love for her hits hard, but this time around his feelings are anything but innocent. It’s decision time: the high-profile career he’s earned–or a life he never dreamed possible loving his girl next door.
Twenty years ago, Matt broke Katie’s teenaged heart when he vanished from her life after his parents’ divorce. She grew up, buried her childish dreams, and moved on. New dreams shattered with her unfaithful husband’s death, but now she’s a successful website designer and owns her beloved shore house. She’s delighted to renew their friendship, but unready to trust her heart again–even if Matt’s kisses tempt her beyond reason. But can her cracking defenses hold when Matt argues his case for love so eloquently, in bed and out?

Kissing Katie on Kindle
http://babettejames.com

Linda Acaster said...

THE BULL AT THE GATE
Book 2 in the Torc of Moonlight trilogy

Grief-stricken Nick Blaketon is working in York, a mediaeval city of half-timbered houses and tight cobbled streets where Viking re-enactors thrill the tourists. Yet once it was a Roman town that garrisoned the Ninth Legion and the Sixth Victrix. Deep in modern cellars a sacrifice stirs as a temple rebuilds.

Nick believes his dead lover, Alice, is lost to him forever - until she erupts in a flood of water begging to be freed.

Vibius Fulcinius believes the Christ-men aim to eliminate the true religions, and vows to protect the Temple of Mithras.

York police believe Sophie Trevott is leading a double life, and that mentally fragile Blaketon is involved in her disappearance.

When a Roman lamp appears on his desk, Nick suspects Alice's nightly visits are altering the flow of time. Before it realigns, can he snatch her back from death and restore her to him?

"... a beautifully crafted paranormal thriller..."
Amazon: The Bull At The Gate

JoAnne Myers said...

"Horrible Sin" -When 42 year old Fortune Teller Sally Vu and her 21-year-old daughter Veronica are discovered murdered and physically desecrated, in 2001, evidence points to revenge and a spell gone wrong.

Jo Anne’s Blog: http://joannemyers.blogspot.com/

Buy Links: http://www.blackrosewriting.com/other/twisted-love

http://www.amazon.com/Twisted-Love-JoAnne-Myers/dp/1612963803/ref=tmm_pap_title_0?ie=UTF8&gid=1410832208&sr=8-5


Jane Leopold Quinn said...

Nursing a broken heart, Janney Forrester flies to England for a much needed vacation. She gets one—and much more. A drive through the countryside and the sight of a mysterious heavy gold bracelet found nestled against ruined walls draw her across the crumbling stone threshold of an ancient villa where she beholds a Roman room in perfect historical detail. To add to the unreality, there's the most gorgeous, masculine man she's ever seen, her every sensual fantasy personified. Confusion by what's happening to her vies with attraction when Janney is thrust two thousand years into the past.

Roman soldier Marek Benin Verus considers the woman suddenly appearing before him as a gift from the gods. Zeus knows he needs one! Battle fatigued and emotionally scarred after fifteen years in the army, he's on a leave of absence and has all the time in the world to devote to seducing this beautiful woman into his bed. He doesn't plan on the powerful and dangerous emotions she inspires in him.

Marek's hard, muscular body is too luscious to resist. Janney decides to risk the comfort of her safe life and carpe diem—seize the day. Marek seizes her body and takes her to the edge—and over—to an ecstasy she never knew existed. Can a new world for her, timeless desire, and a loving exploration of each other's bodies forge a passion that survives centuries of separation?

Ancient Ties, an erotic time travel due out May 28
Available for pre-order - http://amzn.com/B00WFTJYPG
http://janeleopoldquinn.blogspot.com

Juli D. Revezzo said...

Passion's Sacred Dance, Fantasy romance.

Blurb:
Unless Stacy Macken can stave off her creditors, she may lose her renowned history center. Yet she knows in her heart that the land is sacred and what a catastrophe losing it would be. How much of a catastrophe, she hasn't a clue.

Until Aaron Fielding arrives with his tales of magical guardians and the Tuatha dé Danann, sworn warriors from Celtic legend who protect humanity from a wicked enemy seeking their destruction.

Is the end of the world imminent? What can she, a modern woman and her warrior lover, possibly have to offer when a long-prophesied druidic mythic battle explodes around them?

Available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Itunes, and Smashwords

http://julidrevezzo.com

Jana Richards said...

This blurb is from FLAWLESS, a World War II romance:

France, 1942. The world is at war. The Nazis have stolen the infamous blue diamond, Le Coeur Bleu, intending to barter it for weapons that will destroy the Allies. Jewel thief Hunter Smith is given a choice; help the French Resistance steal back the diamond and avenge the death of his best friend, or stay locked up in an English prison. He chooses revenge.

Resistance fighter Madeleine Bertrand’s husband died when he was betrayed by Hunter Smith. How can she now pretend to be married to the arrogant American? How can she betray Jean Philippe’s memory by her passionate response to Hunter’s kisses? Neither is prepared for the maelstrom of attraction that erupts between them. To survive they must uncover the mysteries of the past and conquer the dangers of the present. But first Madeleine must decide if her loyalties lie with her dead husband and the Resistance or with the greatest love of her life.

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

Hywela Lyn said...

Blurb from 'Starquest' the first book in the 'Destiny' series (futuristic romance)

When Jestine Darnell is rescued from her sabotaged starship by the crew of the Destiny her only objective is to complete her mission and keep her promise to save a world from slavery. Love is the last thing on her mind. However, she has not counted on losing her heart to Kerry Marchant, the ship’s second in command, who makes his distrust of her painfully obvious, despite the chemistry between them. The completion of her mission has consequences that neither of them could have foreseen.

Enter Dahll Tarron, who becomes involved in a long and dangerous quest to find the Destiny. Fates become intertwined, perils shared, culminating in the realization that sometimes love may be so close that there is a danger it will not be recognized until it is too late…

www.hywelalyn.co.uk
My Wild Rose Press Author Page: http://www.wildrosepublishing.com/maincatalog_v151/index.php?main_page=index&manufacturers_id=138&zenid=665af4379590923b63fceb0e66e9b571

Kate Hill/Saloni Quinby said...

A killer runs loose in a small American town. When free-spirited Katherine allies herself with a man dubbed Satan by the townsfolk, has she found the man of her dreams or has she fallen into the hands of a murderer?

St. Augustine's Silhouettes
by Kate Hill
http://kate-hill.com/staugustinessilhouettes.html

Ernest Grant said...

With the ability to sense and smell the dead, John Fant embarks on an urban adventure of suspense and danger when a serial killer stifles pursuing law enforcement. Complications for John arise when discovering that along with the killer, there's "something else" roaming the city's concrete darkness.

The Scent. Author Ernest Grant
http://www.amazon.com/Ernest-Grant/e/B00GC1HIN8/