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Wednesday, June 10, 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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17 comments:

JoAnne Myers said...

Home Town Hero-one story in Twisted Love

When deaf students are murdered in the prestigious Rose Brick College of the Deaf in 2008, everyone is shocked when discovering the killer is one of their own.

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

http://www.amazon.com/Twisted-Love-JoAnne-Myers/dp/B00LXOLH8Q/ref=tmm_kin_title_0?_encoding=UTF8&sr=8-5-&gid=

Erin OQuinn said...

HUNTER'S POINT, so new it's still in the meatrginder at Amazon:
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A Scot, a cop, and a killer … at a point of no return.

“This is my bedroom for a while. Hunter’s Point. So point your dick here and hunt for me.”

Alex has raised his flag of independence right there on the grounds of Castle Drummond. And castle laird Rory, arse-over-bollocks in love, struggles to understand the outlook of a mate who wants no prize he can offer—nothing but his own large, gruff, perpetually aroused self.

At the same time Scotland is on the verge of passing a same-sex marriage law, two headstrong men have their own problems to solve: a case of murder, a coming to terms with a troubled past, and a possible long-term commitment to each other, even in the face of a third man who apparently would love to end their torrid affair.

Rory and Alex follow murder clues from the lighthouse complex on Montrose Promontory to one of Scotland’s most prestigious prep schools … while a killer, not content with one victim, waits in a place none would suspect.

A gay romance crime thriller, Book 3 of the Nevada Highlander trilogy.
In epub format here until later today:
http://bit.ly/1JIuLAJ

Anne Stenhouse said...

Daisy's Dilemma by Anne Stenhouse

London 1822
Lady Daisy Mellon 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.
In the turmoil caused by the earl’s impending wedding, it becomes obvious that there is a hidden enemy within the family. Tensions rise as the great house in London’s Grosvenor Square fills with relatives.
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?

Pre-order from amazon UK http://goo.gl/iMFFVu or US http://goo.gl/DMUXzK
Download 16/06

Lily Bishop said...

Free 6/10/15 - 6/12/15 Lindsey Todd has perfected a system to win at blackjack, but she doesn’t want her sister Laura to know how much she has been gambling on-line. Her sister’s boss threatens to spill her secret if she doesn’t go with him to the Bahamas and play in a blackjack tournament.
Ric Salzana owns The Castle Resort and Casino, and he knows something is up with the beautiful girl who keeps winning at blackjack. When he finds out that she and her partner have been playing with counterfeit chips, he has the man arrested, but he has something else in store for the pretty young graduate student.
Locked in his tower, at his mercy, will she admit that she was cheating? Or will she beat him at his own game?
In For the Win, you’ll find the sweet beginnings of a romance…Find out what really happened on Calliope Island. Steamy will come later.
This book takes place chronologically at the same time as No Strings Attached, Book One of City Lights.
US: http://amzn.to/1e2QJTB UK: www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00VJEOCS2

Donna Cummings said...

BAD EX KARMA

The dating gods must be crazy.

I'd thought my five-year anniversary would include a fancy dinner, some great sex, and maybe fending off a marriage proposal. Instead, it was the worst sex ever, and at the restaurant, my boyfriend broke up with me.

It's like I've been cursed with Bad Ex Karma. Whenever I try to date a new guy, he ends up with a concussion or a trip to the ER.

My internal "disaster consultants", the What Ifs, completely missed the clues leading to the breakup, so now they're working overtime to protect me from another potential heartbreak. My two best friends set me up on dates while assuring me it won't put men on the endangered species list.

There's one man who seems completely immune to the curse: a sexy chef named Jonathan. He keeps popping up in my life, and he stirs up the most delicious feelings. Maybe Bad Ex Karma isn't such a bad thing after all. . .

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00ZB7BUHE

www.AllAboutTheWriting.com

Margay Roberge said...
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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’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 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 keeps her 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’s looking forward to a quiet week without his annoying roommate. His plans go awry when a sexy-as-sin blonde, suitcase in hand, barges in claiming to be 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’d 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.

“Although the events are focused on the span of six days, the author packs in plenty of surprises for the reader, and the chemistry between the two characters is well developed with a nice bit of heat added.” – 5 STARS, THE ROMANCE REVIEWS


Amazon
Wild Rose Press
Other Sophia Ryan Books

lizzie starr said...

Candy Guy and the Chocolate Brownie
(A short tale from the Keltic Multiverse)

Who better to assist a struggling chocolatier than a Brownie?


Candy Guy is in trouble. Winning a design contest will prove his abilities as a chocolatier, but creativity eludes him. An enchanting intruder invades Trace’s workspace. She may be real, or she might be a dream. It doesn’t matter. Desire consumes him at her lingering touch and the deep chocolate flavor of her kiss.


Deleesi hopes to end the ancient fey curse haunting her family, but the handsome wisher defies her sleep-inducing magic. Something in this human calls to her soul, and, unbelievably, to her heart. The sensual distraction proves impossible to ignore, even while granting his unspoken wish.

Website AND buy links!
http://www.lizziestarr.com/the-starr-library-2/candy-guy-and-the-chocolate-brownie/

Teresa Reasor said...

Navy SEAL Brett 'Cutter' Weaver is on a mission to Nicaragua when he learns his bride-to-be, Tess Kelly, has been injured in a car bombing. At Homeland Security’s demand, he’s rushed home on the next available transport and arrives to find Tess embroiled in three controversial stories. One may offer the key to her attacker.

On top of the emotional and physical upheaval of the bombing, Tess has been offered the journalistic opportunity of a lifetime at the Washington Post. If she accepts the job, she and Brett face living on opposite sides of the country. With their wedding two weeks away, she has temptations to face and tough decisions to make.

Serving as her security detail, Brett sees Tess’s remarkable investigative reporting skills in action, and acts as her sounding board and partner. He’s willing to sacrifice to ensure her happiness, but more, he wants to keep her safe. Because there’s a killer stalking her, and one interview at a time, they mean to catch him.

Amazon http://amzn.to/1p1LmkE
Website: http://www.teresareasor.com
Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/SEAL.Crazy
Blog- http://mymusesmusings.blogspot.com

James D said...

DREAM DOCTOR...

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.

on sale on Kindle for $0.99! http://getBook.at/DreamDoctor

and on audiobook at http://getBook.at/DreamdoctorAudio

Kim McMahill said...

When researcher Grace Talbot and her team discover a possible solution for weight loss they become targets of a group dedicated to controlling the multi-billion dollar a year diet-product industry. Her unsanctioned testing methods bring tragedy to the family ranch, and the attention of the local sheriff’s deputy. With her colleagues either dead, missing, or on the run she soon realizes she must trust the deputy with her life, but can she trust him with her heart?

Buy on Amazon at http://amzn.to/1I0iQMX
For more info, please follow my blog at http://kimmcmahill.blogspot.com or on twitter at https://twitter.com/kimmcmahill

Andrea Cooper said...

Viking Fire - Historical Romance with a touch of magic

856 CE, Ireland is a land of myth, magic, and blood. Viking raiders have fought the Irish for over half a century. Rival Irish clans promise only betrayal and carnage.

Kaireen, daughter of Laird Liannon, is suddenly forced into an arranged marriage with her sworn enemy, a Viking. She refuses to submit. With no mention of love, only land and the protection of her clan, she endeavors to get her betrothed banished from her country. Will love find its way around her stubborn heart?
Bram, the Viking, finds himself without future or inheritance as a younger son in his family. A marriage to the Laird’s daughter would grant him land if he swears fidelity and if his men will fight along with the Liannons against any foe - Irish or Viking. However, the Laird’s feisty daughter only holds animosity for him and his kind. Is marriage worth the battle scars of such a relentless opponent?

With the blame for a rival Laird’s death treacherously set against the Liannons, Kaireen and Bram must find a way to lay aside their differences as an unforeseen darkness sends death snapping at their heels.

$1.99 at Amazon
http://amzn.com/B00XNJT5B0

http://www.andreaRcooper.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!

Tamara Hughes said...

Beauty's Curse by Tamara Hughes (just released yesterday)

England, 1722

Amelia Archer will be the ruin of her family. Her extraordinary bad luck is burden enough, but her sweet, trusting nature often lands her in impossible scrapes. After the last straw, Amelia's harried father ships his unfortunate daughter off to the Colonies to live with her aunt. But wherever Amelia goes, bad luck is sure to follow...

Pirate David Lamont is taken with the lovely young Englishwoman the moment she's pulled aboard from her sinking vessel. But sailors are already a superstitious lot and Amelia is unwelcome. In a feat of chivalry, David defends and claims her for himself...

Now their fortunes—for good or ill—are invariably tied. But as much as she longs for him, Amelia cannot allow a romance. For a lady of misfortune can only bring ruin to those she loves…

http://www.entangledpublishing.com/beautys-curse/

Fenella Miller said...

A Scandal at Pemberley by Fenella J Miller
http://amzn.to/1DHctvY (com)
http://amzn.to/1zFlqSz (uk)
A Scandal at Pemberley is Georgiana Darcy and Major Jonathan Brownstone's story. The major is to be groomsman for his best friend, Adam King, when he marries Kitty Bennet at Pemberley. Georgiana is about to embark on her first Season, but after meeting Jonathan she is having doubts about going. As Lizzy is expecting twins Darcy can't accompany his sister but is happy for his new brother-in-law to stand guardian in his stead.
When George Wickham arrives uninvited at Pemberley, he sets in motion a chain of events that could cause a scandal from which none of the family would recover.
www.fenellajmiller.co.uk

Alice Orr said...

A Year of Summer Shadows
Riverton Road Romantic Suspense Series Book 2
Mark & Hailey's Story
by Alice Orr

Mark has wanted Hailey in his bed for a long time but she won't give him the time of day. Now she's mixed up in the murder of sleazy Finley Yates. It looks like spoiled heiress Julia is the killer. Hailey insists that's not true and puts herself in danger to prove it. Mark has no choice but to get involved with the killing and with Hailey - whether she wants him the way he wants her or not.

Buy now at B00ZBOTH5O