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Wednesday, July 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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18 comments:

E. Ayers said...

CAMPAIGN (Brad and Ryn's story)
A River City Novel

E. Ayers

Brad Shoemaker was blindsided when he discovered that love could be silent, and Kathryn “Ryn” Demary is mute. But when Mayor Bruno Giovanni is forced into early retirement, he chooses Brad to run in his place. Ryn is determined to campaign at Brad’s side, but instead of being an asset, she just might be his biggest liability. Ryn finds herself campaigning not just for Brad to become mayor but also for his love. Politics can get dirty and Ryn’s caught in the middle.

Amazon International Buy Links.

http://authl.it/B00LYWD668

Read it for free as a Kindle Unlimited

E. Ayers said...

Must remember to link my links. LOL

Amazon International links

Tara Neale said...

My Country Tis of Thee by Tara Neale (non-erotic, Patriotic read for this 4th of July weekend)

Master Sergeant Michael O'Malley is a man on a mission. After over twenty years in the US Marine Corp and more tours of duty than he wants to remember, his retirement plans are simple: hop on the back of his brand new Harley and tour the country, checking in on the men and women that he served with...and the families of the ones that never made it back.

My Country Tis of Thee is the first novella in the Sergeant Mike series. It is the story of a young Latino, who gave his life for a country that was not even his own. As with all of the stories in this series, it will touch upon the complex issues of how our country treats tens of thousands of soldiers and their families who defend their adopted country so valiantly. It also includes a motely band of Vietnam and Korean veterans, who honor their comrades and country by attending all the military funerals in the area.

http://tinyurl.com/o9zqpn4 (Free on Kindle Unlimited)

Aimlesswriter said...

Riley Margate thinks cracking a baby-selling ring will seal the deal on her journalism career, but soon discovers babies aren’t the only thing they trade in and she may be next on the auction block. Personally knowing the police chief might have helped, if she hadn’t left him at the altar two years ago. Now Riley’s running out of time and has nowhere to turn, but into the arms of the man who has every reason to hate her. http://smile.amazon.com/No-Apologies-Jeanne-Donnelly/dp/1507617933/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8

Desiree Holt said...

It’s been fifteen years, but Joe Reilly hasn’t forgotten the skinny little kid who used to follow him around like a shadow. What he can’t get over is that the skinny shadow has grown into one hell of an incredible woman. One any man in his right mind would kill to get his hands on.
http://www.amazon.com/Forward-Pass-Game-Desiree-Holt-ebook/dp/B00ONTR99E/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1422713681&sr=8-1&keywords=Forward+Pass+desiree+holt

Veronica Scott said...

Meg Antille works long hours on the charter cruise ship Far Horizon so she can send credits home to her family. Working hard to earn a promotion to a better post (and better pay), Meg has no time for romance.

Former Special Forces soldier Red Thomsill only took the berth on the Far Horizon in hopes of getting to know Meg better, but so far she’s kept him at a polite distance. A scheduled stopover on the idyllic beach of a nature preserve planet may be his last chance to impress the girl.

But when one of the passengers is attacked by a wild animal it becomes clear that conditions on the lushly forested Dantaralon aren’t as advertised – the ranger station is deserted, the defensive perimeter is down…and then the Far Horizon’s shuttle abruptly leaves without any of them.

Marooned on the dangerous outback world, romance is the least of their concerns, and yet Meg and Red cannot help being drawn to each other once they see how well they work together. But can they survive long enough to see their romance through? Or will the wild alien planet defeat them, ending their romance and their lives before anything can really begin?
http://www.amazon.com/Star-Cruise-Marooned-Sectors-Romance-ebook/dp/B00ZZ0OCBS/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1434688150&sr=1-1&keywords=star+cruise%3A+marooned

Allie said...

Her two weeks of freedom...

My comfortable existence is shaken by a simple picture. A single cell phone snap delivered photographic proof of the years I wasted on a guy who couldn't keep his dick in his pants over spring break. I'm done. But then Austin blurts out this ridiculous idea to even the score. Two weeks with any guy I choose? After a few brief fantasies, I hardly give his plan a thought ... until I stumble into the path of a guy most definitely not on my list. Now Jake's the only possibility I can bring myself to consider and the one man Austin has forbidden.

His only chance...

For three years now, I've been in love with a girl who's off limits. Some lines a man just can't cross. Going after your brother's girl is one of them. But when Austin screws up, I finally get my shot. Getting Laney to pick me for the short-term was the easy part. Convincing her that I'm the right brother for the long-term? Not so simple.


New Adult Romance
FREE PASS by Allie Kincheloe

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00ZQACNNG/

Jane Leopold Quinn said...

Life dealt Mack Penchant a raw deal. He's hidden his sexuality, the secret he's carried since he was a teen, through the Marine Corps, and now as an undercover cop. The only relationship he believes possible for himself is the furry kind, with his dog Kiki. One young cop, though, drives him to a frenzy, and he fights his passions and needs every step of the way.

Woody Kane’s gaydar spots Mack the moment they meet. And even though Mack rejects him, Woody lusts after the perfect masculine body and wants him in his bed. Woody believes in commitment. Mack makes it clear he does not. Can Woody prove to Mack that he's worthy of love? After all, he adopted a rescue dog. Isn't that a start?

What peril will it take for Mack to accept Woody's love and join him in a committed relationship?

I'll Be Your Last, an erotic M/M from Siren - http://amzn.com/B007C637FA

http://janeleopoldquinn.blogspot.com

Mellie said...

JARETH, FIRST LORD—
He’s young, a widower, and ruler of his clan. She’s a young widow with nowhere to turn. Jareth, First Lord—Can the two of them make a life together before they start a clan war?
http://www.amazon.com/Jareth-First-Lord-Esperance-Book-ebook/dp/B00YD5WYYS

Amazon… http://amzn.com/0989678644

http://melliemiller.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 secrets may end the relationship before it begins.

Soon they're both 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

Sophia Ryan said...

It's on my TBR list! Sophia

Paty Jager said...

Secrets of a Mayan Moon
Book one of the Isabella Mumphrey Adventure series

What happens when a brilliant anthropologist is lured to the jungle to be used as a human sacrifice?

Child prodigy and now Doctor of Anthropology, Isabella Mumphrey, is about to lose her job at the university. In the world of publish or perish, her mentor’s request for her assistance on a dig is just the opportunity she’s been seeking. If she can decipher an ancient stone table—and she can—she’ll keep her department. She heads to Guatemala, but drug trafficking bad guys, artifact thieves, and her infatuation for her handsome guide wreak havoc on her scholarly intentions.

DEA agent Tino Kosta, is out to avenge the deaths of his family. He’s deep undercover as a jaguar tracker and sometimes jungle guide, but the appearance of a beautiful, brainy anthropologist heats his Latin blood taking him on a dangerous detour that could leave them both casualties of the jungle.

http://www.amazon.com/Secrets-Mayan-Isabella-Mumphrey-Adventure-ebook/dp/B008SIB0C8

http://www.patyjager.net

Nancy said...

Let's go with Christmas in July... Room at the Inn Short story
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 family since his great, great grandfather brought his Russian bride home from Europe. 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

Available at Amazon and other fine retailers. http://www.amazon.com/Room-at-Inn-Nan-OBerry-ebook/dp/B00ZBXGWXU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1435764381&sr=8-1&keywords=Room+At+The+Inn+by+Nan+O%27Berry

Barbara White Daille said...

From A Rancher of Her Own by Barbara White Daille

A REASON TO STAY

Ranch manager Pete Brannigan has no interest in playing tour guide to a city slicker like Jane Garland. But spending a few days with the headstrong photographer is a small price to pay for everything her grandfather has given the single dad. Though Pete's drawn to Jane's sharp wit and striking beauty, he won't hurt his young children by falling for another woman who puts her career before family.

Jane's seen the world through her camera…and used it to shield her emotions. With Pete, she can finally let her guard down. If only he could do the same. Despite their powerful bond, Pete still can't trust Jane with his kids or his heart. But if he keeps pushing her away, he may ruin any chance their relationship has to develop.


A Rancher of Her Own
Available as of today in e-book format! Print release July 7.

Links (and long links, since this is my first time trying a hyperlink ;) )

http://www.amzn.com/B00SFSL8BE

A Rancher of Her Own - Amazon

Barbara White Daille

http://www.barbarawhitedaille.com

Many thanks to Rose and EQ.

Peggy Jaeger said...

SKATER'S WALTZ BY Peggy Jaeger

Figure skater Tiffany Lennox is busy with rehearsals for an upcoming ice show when the only man she’s ever loved comes home after a two-year overseas stint. She needs him to see her for the woman she’s become and not the child he knew to ensure he stays home, this time, for good. With her.

For all his wanderlust and hunger for professional success, Cole Greer comes home wanting nothing more than to rest, relax and recover. He is delighted in being Tiffany’s hero and has a special place in his heart reserved for her. But faced with the oh-so-desirable woman she’s become, he starts questioning his determination to keep their relationship platonic.

When forced by the television network to go back on assignment, Cole - for the first time in his life - is torn between his career and his heart.

http://amzn.to/1HDPpBY

http://peggyjaeger.com

thanks Rose and EQ!

JoAnne Myers said...

A Senseless Killing-This 2010 case uncovers how a 40 year old likable barmaid was lured to her death after she rejects her young admirer’s sexual advances.

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

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

Rachel Leigh Smith said...

Futuristic/paranormal romance, My Name Is A'yen, book 1 of A'yen's Legacy.

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.

Author site: www.rachelleighsmith.com
Buy links here: tiny.cc/mnia

Jana Richards said...

Happy Wednesday! Here's the blurb for ONE MORE SECOND CHANCE:

Dr. Alex Campbell has an agenda—finish his contract to provide medical services in Maine, pay off his medical school debt, and head back to his real life in San Diego. But when he meets Julia, all his carefully laid plans are put in jeopardy.

Julia Stewart, Lobster Cove’s high school principal, swears she’ll never let another man drag her away from the home she loves. Her aging parents need her, and the Cove is where she wants to raise her daughter. When her mother’s illness brings her and the big city doctor closer together, panic sets in. Her marriage taught her men don’t stay.

Can she put aside the heartaches of the past and trust Alex enough to accept the love he’s offering? Or will her fear of abandonment mean she’ll send him away forever?

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