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Wednesday, June 17, 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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25 comments:

Barbara White Daille said...

Happy Wednesday, all!

I'm sharing the blurb from my current release, #1 in The Hitching Post Hotel series:

The Cowboy’s Little Surprise – Barbara White Daille – April 2015

THE LONG WAY HOME

A guy like Cole Slater is hard to forget. Tina Sanchez should know—for years since high school she's tried to bury the pain of Cole's cruel betrayal. But it's impossible to ignore the man she sees reflected in her young son's eyes now that Cole is back in her life—and about to meet the child he never knew he had.

Returning home to New Mexico, Cole is determined to put his playboy reputation to rest. Especially now that he knows there's a little boy looking up to him. And seeing Tina again reignites all the feelings Cole ran from as a teen. Despite his fear that he can't be the man Tina deserves, he's determined to try. For his son's sake—and his own.

Book link: http://www.amazon.com/Surprise-Harlequin-American-Romance%5C-Hitching/dp/0373755643

Website: http://www.barbarawhitedaille.com

Thanks, EQ!

Jane Leopold Quinn said...

Angry and broken hearted at the same moment, Madeline Stuart tries to recover from a failed love affair. The last thing she expects and wants is an attraction to a stranger at another table in a Parisian café. Charlie Bemis can't take his eyes off the woman he wants to paint, and he doesn't care that she's a tad bit older than he is.

In this first person short romance, live through Maddie's eyes and sexual awakening as Charlie paints her in every way possible.

My Parisian Sabbatical, a short short now out in Scorching Mini Tales - http://amzn.com/B00WVKNO50

Jane Leopold Quinn - http://janeleopoldquinn.blogspot.com

Irene Vartanoff said...

Captive of the Cattle Baron by Irene Vartanoff--a sweet contemporary ranch romance

Abducted by rancher Baron Selkirk—okay, it was an accident, but now he won't let her go—former TV child star turned horse whisperer Addie Jelleff enjoys a respite from the media circus that ruined her quiet retreat in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, but she's due back to town to defend her actor pal at his trial very soon. Baron's vast, isolated ranch is only one of his many attractions, but he's awfully domineering and she can't possibly give in to their growing attraction while she's virtually his prisoner, can she?

Baron sees the situation differently. Forced to drop his geology career and take over the family ranch, he's frustrated by too many people saying no to him. Isn't he in charge? Why is Addie so mysterious about her past and her commitments to another man? Why won't she give in to Baron, when every time they touch, they catch fire?

It's a battle of wills—with neither one backing down. Addie can tame the wildest stallion, but restraining her own growing attraction to the high-handed rancher and keeping him from breaking through her defenses requires all her strength—and some help from unexpected sources.

Captive of the Cattle Baron is available at Amazon http://amzn.to/1IkrG5y

To read about why I decided to write a classic abduction romance, check out my blog at my website at http://irenevartanoff.com/?p=589

Erin OQuinn said...

Still pimpin my just released HUNTER'S POINT:

HUNTER’S POINT is set on the eve of Scotland’s passing its same-sex marriage bill: Rory is horny but conflicted by something from his past. Alex Dominguez is hunkered down in his own little Alamo, needing to assert himself again as a cop. A good-looking, blue-eyed Criminal Investigations man seems to be hot for Alex.

Into this mix stalks a killer who has set a trap for both of them.

Rory and Alex get tangled in the Scot’s past, the cop’s perilous job, and the snare of a killer.

HUNTER’S POINT: A Scot and a cop … and a killer
#gay #erotic #romance #crime- #action- #suspense
Kindle: http://amzn.to/1IFTV4q
UK http://amzn.to/1Gzf9Ah
OmniLit (ePub and pdf formats) http://bit.ly/1JIuLAJ

Mona Karel said...

Thanks EQ for your ongoing support!
This is from A Question of Honor, a Stormhaven love story

Sydney Castleton has worked hard to put her less than savory past behind her…until her sister asks for her help. Devin Starke has fought too many battles, seen too many deaths, to look forward to a peaceful future…until his best friend and partner asks him to help return the horse his wife, Sidney’s sister, took when she left.

Stormhaven, a ranch in northern New Mexico, has become a place for fighting men to readjust to the world, a sort of decompression chamber for those who have seen too much. Devin Starke is such a man. And Sydney isn’t far behind him.

When the sparks ignite between them, Devin and Sydney fight the attraction, as neither one is good at relationships. But when Sydney is attacked and fighting for her life, Devin realizes things aren’t quite what they seem. Can these two overcome the issues from their past, or are they doomed to lose any chance for love in the future

http://www.amazon.com/Question-Honor-Stormhaven-Story-Stories-ebook/dp/B00WHHG8WS/
http://mona-karel.com/

Anne Stenhouse said...

Mariah's Marriage Anne Stenhouse Free Download June 17th

Mariah’s Marriage Blurb

Leaving the chapel in London’s 19th century Thames’ side where she teaches the alphabet to a raggle-taggle of urchins, Mariah Fox is charged by a stray pig. The quick intervention of Tobias Longreach saves her from certain injury. Mariah has always believed her destiny to be teaching. After the early death of her mother, she was brought up by her papa, Jerome, to believe that she could learn anything a boy could. She shares his vision of a future in which everyone, rich or poor, boy or girl, will be taught at least the rudiments of reading, writing, and counting. Tobias was brought up a second son, but following his elder brother’s premature death, inherits an Earldom and the need to provide it with an heir. He comes to believe that Mariah will make a perfect countess and enrols her papa’s help in securing her hand. However, Sir Lucas Wellwood, whose debts have made him urge his sister to attempt to trap Tobias into marriage, has sinister intentions. Mariah suspects Wellwood has been mistreating his sister and she heads off impetuously to rescue her. Will Tobias and his friends reach Wellwood’s home before he can exact revenge on Mariah?

amazon UK http://goo.gl/4LWt1H US http://goo.gl/qoggiQ

Mellie said...

Blurb for Viviane, First Lady, Book 2 in the Esperance Series

After her marriage to Jareth, First Lord of Clan Brannach, Viviane takes up the responsibilities and title of First Lady. But her most difficult task is learning to control her newly emerging talents, with psychic abilities as strong and varied as any first lord would have.
On top of that, her brother Carl demands his right to face his accusers at his trial for treason, a bad idea with Viviane’s out of control talents—talents enhanced by her emotions. And as emotional as she will be at the trial, it is anybody’s guess what will happen when the pressure in the court begins to rise.
But if her days of struggling for control are frustrating, her nights with Jareth are exhilarating as the two of them discover and explore the deeper levels of intimate pleasure possible between two talented people.
Viviane, First Lady—the story continues.

http://melliemiller.com

http://amzn.com/0986100110

JoAnne Myers said...

The Bidding

Apiologist 34-year-old Duncan McPherson goes to Circleville, Ohio, to investigate a series of mysterious bee attacks. What is uncovered proves to be more dark and sinister then anyone imaged.

LULU in print
http://www.lulu.com/shop/joanne-myers/loves-myths-and-monsters/paperback/product-21546632.html

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

Jo Anne’s Postings: https://joannemyers.wordpress.com/

Rachel Leigh Smith said...

My Name Is A'yen, hero-centered futuristic/paranormal romance, $4.99 ebook, $12.99 paperback (qualifies for Prime shipping!)

They've taken everything from him. Except his name.

The Loks Mé have been slaves for so long, freedom is a distant myth A'yen Mesu no longer believes. A year in holding, because of his master's murder, has sucked the life from him. Archaeologist Farran Hart buys him to protect her on an expedition to the Rim, the last unexplored quadrant of the galaxy.

Farran believes the Loks Mé once lived on the Rim and is determined to prove it. And win A'yen's trust. But she's a breeder's daughter and can't be trusted.

Hidden rooms, information caches, and messages from a long-dead king change A'yen's mind about her importance. When she's threatened, he offers himself in exchange, and lands on the Breeders Association's radar. The truth must be told. Even if it costs him his heart.

Available on Kindle, Nook, Kobo, iBooks, Google Play, ARE, and through Scribd. Pick your store here: http://tiny.cc/mnia

Check the author out at www.rachelleighsmith.com

Lily Bishop said...

A steamy story of a woman torn between duty and desire, truth and betrayal—No Strings Attached is the first novel in a sexy romantic suspense series City Lights that will leave you begging for more.

When wealthy entrepreneur Fox Thornton accepts a contract as interim director of a Miami consulting firm, he never suspects he will be working closely with Laura Todd, the beautiful, ambitious young woman who warmed his bed last weekend in Las Vegas.

Laura attends a Vegas conference to prove that her marketing skills justify a promotion. After a spicy weekend fling, she returns to Miami to find that her boss has been replaced by her Vegas lover. She never expected to see Fox again, but now she works for him, and she’s the only one who can provide the records he needs for his investigation.

Fox finds the numbers don’t add up. The company should be flush with funds but is barely making payroll. He vows to bring the thief to justice, but all signs led to Laura. Can he follow his heart while making sure that justice is served?

Http://LilyBishop.com
http://amzn.to/1Bnu8Lx

Linda Andrews said...


A soldier trapped behind enemy lines

A nurse risks everything to save him

As the Kaiser's Army steamrolls across their country, they'll make a desperate bid for freedom. War will bring them together; duty will drive them apart. Can they escape the promises in their past or will they leave their hearts tangled in barbed wire?

Love’s Great War: Belgium, 1914

http://www.amazon.com/Hearts-Barbed-Wire-Historical-Romance-ebook/dp/B00J4YICBW/
http://lindaandrews.net

Sarah Marsh said...

Talia Booth finds herself kidnapped from her home planet of Earth while hiking and wakes up in an auctioning facility on a strange planet surrounded by aliens. Luckily she catches the eye of a couple of beautiful men who are familiar with her species and they decide to rescue her from a dreadful fate.

Asher Rhodan and Grae Derhsavve have been looking for a third to complete their relationship and start a family and when they see Talia, they both know she’s the one. All they have to do now is convince her that a relationship with both of them is possible.

The Prince and the dragon may not be the type of males that Talia is used to, but before long she finds their attention and steamy teasing impossible to resist. Asher’s complicated family situation threatens to destroy the new happiness the trio has found. Can Talia let go of her inhibitions and let herself love the men that destiny has brought her to?

Buy link: http://www.bookstrand.com/talias-match
Blog link: http://sarahmarshfiction.com/

Rosemary Gemmell said...

The Adonis Touch by Romy Gemmell - 2nd in the Aphrodite and Adonis series!

Katie and Mike go on holiday to the island of 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/gp/product/B00KI39PNM

Website: http://www.rosemarygemmell.com

Sherry Ewing said...


Bestselling author Sherry Ewing presents the continuing saga of the MacLaren’s from If My Heart Could See You in
A Knight To Call My Own available for pre-order.

When your heart is broken, is love still worth the risk?

Lynet of clan MacLaren knows how it feels to love someone and not have that love returned. After waiting for six long years, she has given up hope of Ian’s return. Her brother-in-law, the Devil’s Dragon of Berwyck, is tired of waiting for her to choose a husband and has decided a competition for the right to wed Lynet is just the thing his willful charge needs to force her hand.

Ian MacGillivray has returned to Berwyck Castle in search of a bride and who better than the young girl who cared for him all those years ago. But Lynet is anything but an easy conquest and he will need more than charm to win her hand in marriage.

From the English borders to the Highlands of Scotland, the chase is on for who will claim the fair Lynet. The price paid will indeed be high to ensure her safety and even higher to win her love.

Don’t miss out on Sherry’s other novels: If My Heart Could See You, a medieval romance and the beginning of her series; For All of Ever: The Knights of Berwyck, A Quest Through Time Novel (a medieval time travel romance) and Only For You, its sequel.


Buy Links:

Amazon: http://amzn.to/1BV0DM4
Barnes & Noble: http://bit.ly/1AYMWRk
iBooks: http://apple.co/1KlvAjx
Kobo: http://bit.ly/1JEmbCR

AU: http://bit.ly/1MjqsuN
CA: http://amzn.to/1F54plX
UK: http://amzn.to/1F51Lgf

Emerald said...

Safe: a collection of erotic stories

In this collection of ten erotic stories, attraction, heat, and connection serve as catalysts to take characters to places of climax, revelation, transformation, and abiding – sometimes all at once. From hypnotizing dreams to life-changing tragedies to moving on after the end of a relationship, Safe explores the power of sexuality in its myriad forms and manifestations.

“To Make It That Way” shows older woman Cole taking young Zack on a seductive and wild ride, exposing him not only to a considerable sexual education but to more subtle life lessons as well. “Power Over Power” channels the intense energy of a martial arts session, while “Hers to Keep” offers Leslie a surprising lesson in so-called “casual” sex.

Polyamory, masturbation, and BDSM all make appearances in Safe, as do scorching vanilla sex and budding romance. These stories reveal how eros has the power to bring us back to ourselves, propelling us ever deeper into the journeys of sex and life.

Buy link: http://amzn.com/B00O5BTXSK

Website: http://TheGreenLightDistrict.org

LindaRae said...

THE PASSION OF A MARQUESS

They say you learn from mistakes ... but what if they're not your own?

After four Seasons and no prospects, Lady Samantha is resigned to life as a spinster. Her aunt, Caroline Fitzsimmons, Viscountess Chamberlain, insists they set sail to Italy for a tour she hopes might allow her charge to meet and marry a European aristocrat.

His mines having suffered a multitude of disasters, Ethan Range, Marquess of Plymouth, needs to secure an Italian invention to help alleviate fires.. He's none to happy to discover Lady Caroline traveling on the same ship as he is to Rome. He knows her secret and is rather incensed she's been able to hide Samantha's true past from the ton.

While taking a late-night stroll on deck, Samantha is confronted by the scowling marquess. Incensed by his assertion that Caroline is really her mother, Samantha barely has time to slap the man before a sudden storm sends a wave of water onto the ship, washing them both overboard.

Forced to save each other, the two end up as castaways on a deserted island in the Mediterranean. Although they face perils a plenty during the week they're stranded, they have far more to fear from one another than from hunger, weather, and pirates. Can the two realize the mistakes of the past are not their own? Or will their week on the island lead to more turbulence? The heart may be the best life preserver in "The Passion of a Marquess."

Buy link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00RUQEKGW
Website: http://www.lindaraesande.com

Peggy Williams said...

On the Road to Where the Bells Toll by M. J. Williams

Emily and Stan Remington pack up the RV and head to Boston for some R & R with the grandkids and a chance to immerse themselves in colonial history. But their Fourth of July celebration comes to an abrupt halt when they stumble over a body on the Boston Esplanade and then another hanging in the steeple of the Old North Church. Now the couple must unravel a tangle of forged clues and flush out the perpetrator before their own untimely epitaphs are written onto the historical landscape.

Buy link: http://www.amazon.com/Road-Where-Bells-Toll-Mystery-ebook/dp/B00RB5MRKI
Website: http://ontheroadmysteries.com/

Sophia Ryan said...

SHE LIKES IT IRISH, by Sophia Ryan

Kristin DeMarco vows to protect her broken heart and swear off men until she finishes her degree and starts her career. Survival sex—aka her vibrator—eases urges that can't be ignored, but one night her craving for a man gets the best of her, propelling her from the arms of Mr. Wrong to the door of Mr. Right—Irishman Sean O'Neill. Sean forces her to consider what she really wants. And what she wants is him in her bed. Too bad he's not cooperating.

Sean is only in America for six months to complete his degree and an archeology field school. He's as serious about his education as he is about keeping his sex life casual. When Kristin knocks on his door asking for condoms, the encounter forces him to rethink that single-minded focus. He wants Kristin for more than one night, but their secrets may end the relationship before it begins.

A sex wager between them, made and accepted in a moment of lust, soon has them rethinking their vows to avoid love, especially when healing touches and kisses are building new ideas of how good love can be with the right person.

“Loved the book! Spicy & with a good story line! Romance, drama, a page turner with some suspense.”

Wild Rose Press
Amazon
Other Sophia Ryan Books

James D said...

DREAM FAMILY - book 4 of the Dream Series

Dr. Sara Alderson didn’t think she had a problem in the world, when she walked into the office for her first day as a partner in her own medical practice. And then the police showed up and arrested her for a crime she couldn’t possibly have committed. Twenty four hours later, after a horrifying day and night in jail, Sara comes home a different – and completely broken – woman.

Clearing her name is her first challenge, but that’s nothing compared to the task of rebuilding her shattered psyche. And the only way she can do that is with the help of the supernatural dreams, the same dreams that have nearly cost Sara her sanity – and almost got her killed – in the past.

Dream Family is the fourth book of the Dream Series.

http://getBook.at/DreamFamily
http://getBook.at/DreamFamilyAudio
http://www.writingdreams.net

Hywela Lyn said...
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Hywela Lyn said...

This is the blurb for my latest contracted SF romance, BELOVED ENEMY - the third in the 'Destiny Trilogy':

Cat Kincaid is obsessed with killing the man she believes is responsible for the torture and death of her sister, but when she eventually catches up with him, survival becomes a greater priority than revenge.

Kerry Marchant, haunted by memories, regret and self-blame, shields himself from the pain of the past by committing himself totally to the starship, Destiny, of which he is part owner. However, the beautiful, red haired woman who reminds him of his lost love, and who he suspects is working for a corrupt regime, represents a possible threat not only to the ship, but to his heart.

Marooned on an inhospitable planet, they need to work together to stay alive, fighting not only unknown assailants, but their growing attraction. But how can they learn to trust each other when he has vowed never to get close to a woman again, and she made a solemn pledge to destroy him?

If you'd like to see the stunning cover Rae Monet created for me, you can see it on my blog www.hywelalyn.blogspot.com

laurelwanrow said...

The Unraveling, Volume One of The Luminated Threads
by Laurel Wanrow


In 1868 England, the competition to control agriculture is fierce…
…and nobody says no to Derby’s industrial magnate.

Except Annmar Masterson. The nineteen-year-old rejects his improper advances and instead takes an advertising position on a farm. She discovers the isolated valley is home to gifted species—including animal and plant shifters—who hide their lives from the rest of England. The blue threads only she sees on their clockwork machinery prove her heritage is rooted with theirs, but their world is so different that Annmar doesn't know if she'll ever belong.

Shapeshifter Daeryn Darkcoat blames himself for the death of his mate and swears he won't be responsible for another pack. But when the farm he loves falls victim to an endless run of strange pests eating the crops, he joins the hunt, taking charge of an unruly team of predator shifters. In the midst of the battle, Annmar stirs feelings he can’t resist.

As Annmar becomes entangled in the fight against the pests, and with Daeryn, she discovers her magic might help…if she can learn to use it properly. If not, she’ll be forced to leave the people she has come to care for and become what she fears most: nothing more than another cog in the magnate’s gears.

The Unraveling, Laurel's debut novel, releases June 23, 2015...but it seems the paperback link already went live!
ebook: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00XGY8QIK
print: http://tinyurl.com/pe36od9

www.laurelwanrow.com

Nancy said...

New 99 cent release, Room At The Inn
Welcome to Magic Hollow, Pennsylvania. On the day before Christmas Eve, Helena McCray finds herself driving from New York to Washington D.C. with a car load of Felicity Adams designs. She wasn't expecting the storm of the century to send her car careening off the road.
Rescued by James Buchannan, she is taken to a grand old Victorian he has been fixing up as a bed and breakfast.Gift of the Magi has been handed down in James Buchannan's familysince his great, great grandfather brought his Russian bride home fromEurope.
But the Magi is a secret place where James can hide from the world. Helena McCray slowly melts his heart and together they find out the magic of the inn could be in opening their hearts to a new beginning.
to read more, please check the link below

http://amzn.to/1cQkPYZ

Jude Knight said...

Farewell to Kindness: buy links on my book page: http://judeknightauthor.com/books/farewell-to-kindness/

For three years, Rede has been searching Canada for those who ordered the murders of his wife and children.

Now back in England, he has inherited an Earldom from his cousin George, and is close to finding the investors who ordered the deaths in an attempt to destroy Rede’s fur trading enterprise. He travels to his country estate in Longford, West Gloucestershire, to be close to the investigation.

He does not need the distraction of an overwhelming longing for the lovely widow who lives in one of the cottages he owns. A widow, moreover, with a small daughter whose distinctive eyes mark her as George’s child.

For six years, from the night Anne blackmailed George at arrow-point for an income and a place to live, she has been in hiding with her sisters and daughter.

She hides from the scandal of her daughter’s conception. More importantly, she hides from the Earl of Selby, who has sinister plans for the sisters. He no longer has legal rights as guardian to the older sisters, but the youngest sister is still only 18. He cannot be allowed to find her.

The last thing Anne needs is an inconvenient attraction to the local Earl. Rede is everything she has learned not to trust: a man, a peer, a Redepenning. If he finds out who she is, she may lose everything.

As their attraction builds against a backdrop of the village Whitsun Week festivities, several accidents make Rede believe his enemies have found him, and Anne wonder whether Selby has found her.

Nic Starr said...

Charlie's Hero by Nic Starr

Schoolteacher Charlie Matthews returns to his hometown, looking to regain a sense of community, reconnect with friends, and settle down. It looks like his dreams have come true when paramedic Josh Campbell attends an accident at the school. It’s love at first sight, and a romance begins.

But Josh’s reluctance to come out to the brother who raised him puts pressure on their fledgling relationship. While Charlie understands Josh’s concerns, he can’t help growing impatient. After all, Charlie came out years ago.

It’s not until Charlie confronts his own parents and realizes he hasn’t come to terms with their rejection that he fully understands what Josh has to lose. But Josh is Charlie’s hero, and Josh will do anything to prove to Charlie that to be part of a family, he doesn’t need his parents.

http://www.amazon.com/Charlies-Hero-Heroes-Book-1-ebook/dp/B00ZM6GLRS/