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Wednesday, July 22, 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!

In comments, tempt us with the blurb
off your book jacket -- just one book, please. Don't forget your buy link and website/blog link. Have fun!

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26 comments:

lizzitremayne.com 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!

James D said...

Not a blurb, but an invitation...

I've got another edition of my weekly Welcome Wednesday series.

Come on by and tell everyone about your books. This week, we're talking about locations, how you came up with the setting for your book, and why it's important to the story.

Welcome Wednesdays

James D said...

OK, a blurb, too...book one of the Dream Series, DREAM STUDENT:

College junior Sara Barnes thought her life was totally under control. All she had to worry about was her final exams, Christmas shopping, applying to medical school – and what to do about the cute freshman in the next dorm with a crush on her. Everything was going according to plan, until the night she started seeing other people’s dreams.

It’s bad enough that Sara is learning more than she ever needed to know about her friends and classmates, watching their most secret fantasies whether she wants to or not. Much worse are the other dreams, the ones she sees nearly every night, featuring a strange, terrifying man who commits unspeakable crimes. Now Sara wonders if she’s the only witness to a serial killer – and the only one who knows when and where he’s going to strike next.

Dream Student is the first book of the Dream Series.

Amazon
Audible Audiobook

Peggy Jaeger said...

There's No Place Like Home
by Peggy Jaeger

Symphony pianist Moira Cleary comes home after four years of touring, exhausted, sick, and spiritually broken. Emotional and psychological abuse at the hands of someone she trusted has left her gaunt, anxious, and at a crossroads both professionally and personally.

Moira’s best friend, veterinarian Quentin Stapleton, wants nothing more than to help Moira get well. Can his natural healing skills make it possible for her to open her heart again? And can he convince her she’s meant to stay home now with the family that loves her - and with him - forever?

http://amzn.to/1MyMo5f
http://peggyjaeger.com

Sue McConnell said...

The blurb for Sympathy Dance is short and sweet just like the book.

Can Wyatt prove himself and win the girl of his dreams? A tender western romance proving that the course of love never runs smoothly.

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Sympathy-Dance-Sue-McConnell-ebook/dp/B0127ETWBO

Website: http://suemcconnell.com/

Erin OQuinn said...

For my "Iron Warrior" series, the promo I am running today is blurb enough, I hope:
~
A former Roman soldier, embittered by his past. A pony trainer half his age who sees into his granite heart. The story of a man too lard to love, and the man who loves him.

Passion and danger in the time of St. Patrick. Erin O’Quinn’s books are far from formulaic, never tepid, always riveting. Heat level “scorching.”
~
#gay #historical #erotic #romance, four-and five-star reviews for the duet “Iron Warrior” series.
WARRIOR, RIDE HARD: http://amzn.to/P2eRDO
U.K. http://amzn.to/YxRtqv
WARRIOR, STAND TALL: http://amzn.to/WoDkGS
U.K. http://amzn.to/13WTTNF
No Kindle? Find them on the Siren Bookstrand site: http://bit.ly/O7b5us

Desiree Holt said...

Football season is almost here, Get ready with your copy of Forward Pass. (Game On, Book #1

Shay Beckham grew up idolizing her brother’s best friend, star quarterback Joe Reilly. There was no one in their Texas town who had the moves to match Joe on or off the field. Years later, he’s still a player who has what it takes to drive any hot-blooded woman wild. But Shay isn’t a kid with a bad case of hero-worship anymore. She’s grown-up and independent, with her feet on the ground and a serious head on her shoulders. If she could just say the same for Joe.
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. And one who seems to be completely immune to him. He knows he and Shay could have something special together. If he could only convince her he’s about more than just the game.

Amazon 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
Kensington http://www.kensingtonbooks.com/author.aspx/31606
Kobo http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/forward-pass-3
iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/forward-pass/id957177821?mt=11
B&N http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/forward-pass-desiree-holt/1120611667?ean=9781616507299


Joanne Guidoccio said...

Blurb from A Season for Killing Blondes

Hours before the opening of her career counseling practice, Gilda Greco discovers the dead body of golden girl Carrie Ann Godfrey, neatly arranged in the dumpster outside her office. Gilda’s life and budding career are stalled as Detective Carlo Fantin, her former high school crush, conducts the investigation.

When three more dead blondes turn up all brutally strangled and deposited near Gilda’s favorite haunts, she is pegged as a prime suspect for the murders. Frustrated by Carlo’s chilly detective persona and the mean girl antics of Carrie Ann’s meddling relatives, Gilda decides to launch her own investigation. She discovers a gaggle of suspects, among them a yoga instructor in need of anger management training, a lecherous photographer, and fourteen ex-boyfriends.

As the puzzle pieces fall into place, shocking revelations emerge, forcing Gilda to confront the envy and deceit she has long overlooked.

Amazon link

Anne Stenhouse said...

Daisy's Dilemma by Anne Stenhouse

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.
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?
Daisy's Dilemma amazon US http://goo.gl/K40ptD and UK http://goo.gl/iMFFVu CA http://goo.gl/jGzCfq Au http://goo.gl/oK6QY7

Elena Kincaid said...

THREE MADE IN HEAVEN (Made In Heaven #1)

[Menage Amour: Erotic Paranormal Menage a Trois Romance, M/F/M, food play, HEA]
Maddie Sutton always felt something missing until the day she met Charlie and Cole. What started out as a childhood friendship slowly developed into an all-consuming love. Her biggest problem is that she can only see them in her dreams. Maddie realizes that to lead a normal life, she would have to let them go. After all, they’re only a fantasy…or are they?

Charlie Gilbert and Cole Mercer are both very real. For years they have loved and pined for Maddie, meeting up in dreams set in different locales. Afraid of making her choose between them, they keep their feelings hidden until finally realizing that the three of them belong together. How can they convince Maddie if she doubts their existence? When Charlie starts to doubt, Cole springs into action and brings them all together.

Now that they have found each other, they vow to never let go, but when an unknown danger looms over Maddie, Charlie and Cole will do anything to protect her, even if it means risking their own lives.

http://www.amazon.com/Three-Heaven-Siren-Publishing-Menage-ebook/dp/B00D3PX0W4/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&sr=&qid=

http://elenakincaid.blogspot.com/

http://www.elenakincaid.com/

Victoria Adams said...

Darcy O'Calahann, a junior gardener from a small mid-western town, is trying to make her way in the big city.
Shamus McRae is a wealthy bachelor with a mysterious family past.
Are Darcy's eyes playing tricks on her? Is she losing her mind? Or is there really a Red Tulip tying her and Shamus together?
https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/561587
Victoria's Pages of Romance

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/dp/B00TOTER6Q

Website: http://www.rosemarygemmell.com

Jacqueline Seewald said...

DARK MOON RISING will be published in two days.
Now available for pre-order!

A searing paranormal romance of passionate love and intense hate…

Cassandra Lowry has a sixth sense. She dreams about a handsome man making love to her. He appears to need and want her. However, danger and evil surround him. Her dreams and visions are disturbingly real. When Cass drives south, her sensitivity warns her that something is not right. She swerves to miss a deer and her car ends up in a ditch. Chased by two country boys, she gets lost in the forest and spends a night exposed to the elements, only to be found the next day by her dream man.
Set in the modern South, this novel reaches back into a troubled family heritage. Two female ghosts, women from different centuries, haunt male members of the Hunt family. The heroine of this sensual gothic romance is young, just graduated from college, and alone in the world.
Although in danger herself, Cass seeks to solve the mystery and end the curse that enshrouds the family, while at the same time finding the passionate love of her life.

Sensual paranormal romantic mystery from Luminosity:

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00Z7824A4/

http://jacquelineseewald.blogspot.com

Sophia Ryan said...

DIRTY LITTLE SECRET by Sophia Ryan
A prep-school princess’ secret affair is exposed, forcing her to choose between the trappings of her privileged lifestyle and the love of the bad boy who’s oh-so-good for her.

I really enjoyed this book! The story was well written and engaging…FIVE STARS

Angela Abbott has the best life money can buy. But that life of privilege has its rules. And rule number one is don’t fall for the bad boy from the wrong side of the tracks. Sexy, hot, dangerous Nick Spencer is the poster boy for rule number one. He’s everything she needs to stay away from, but the more she sneaks off to be with him, the harder she falls. The sex is mind-blowing, and so is the way he strips her of her stifling, rich-girl shell until the real her is laid bare. She’ll do anything to keep Nick her dirty little secret.

Nick Spencer's goal to escape the dead-end life laid out for him didn’t include a secret affair with a preppy princess in pearls and lace. A guy like him falling for a girl like her? No way! But fallen he has, and not just because of the smokin’ hot sex. For some reason, Angela sees him as more than just the trash across the tracks, and it’s giving him crazy ideas about being the guy who makes all her dreams come true. But first he has to get her to admit they’re more than sex buddies.

Nick’s tired of being Angela’s dirty little secret, but he’s hiding a secret of his own, and when both come out, Angela will have to come clean about what it is she wants most—the trappings of her privileged lifestyle, or the love of the bad boy who’s oh-so-good for her.

Amazon
Wild Rose Press
More Sophia Ryan Books

Kat L. said...

Thanks for the space today!

Killing the Kordovas by Kathryn Lively

WARNING: This book contains rough language, spoilers for a possible sequel to Judy Blume’s Blubber, suggested lyrics for the theme to Sanford and Son, and one very mixed-up romance author.

Words come easily to writer Danni Hewitt. If only success did the same. The news of America’s latest reality sweetheart inking a major book deal sends Danni spiraling into depression, to the point where the idea of soothing her jealousy with a murderous rampage appeals to her.

Of course, this requires getting close enough to Krystal Kordova and her family to draw blood, something Danni achieves when she manages to land a job as Krystal’s ghostwriter.

Is the pen deadlier than the sword? Stick with Danni and find out.

http://www.amazon.com/Killing-the-Kordovas-ebook/dp/B00FVYW3MI/

stanalei said...

Time for a short- From Imperfect Dream~Perfect Reality

When Cindy’s dream man literally climbs out of her bed and into her life, her mediocre existence suddenly becomes extraordinary.

But sometimes, dreams are just dreams. And sometimes, reality holds the true promise of tomorrow.

At Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Imperfect-Dream-Perfect-Reality-ebook/dp/B00AEWGTXQ/

Sarah Marsh said...

I've just submitted to the publisher the 4th book in the Coalition Mates series, check it out!

Surrender: Coalition Mates 4
Seduce me with words.
Inspire me with passion.
Blind me with longing.
Break me with need.

Bind me with love

Sally Owens was content to spend her life hiding in plain sight, as long as no one got too close or tried to wrestle the reigns away from her that is…
When she goes out for a night on the town to troll for the new Mr. Right Now, getting kidnapped and shipped out into space was NOT what she had in mind. But above all else Sally is a survivor and she soon comes up with a plan to thrive in this new world.
Arkenon Quinn, Courtesan Guild Master on the planet of Sirus, is informed that one of the new human refugees wants to join the Courtesan Guild and he was of course curious. However, when he meets the audacious and beautiful Sally he finds himself signing up to be the one to mentor her against his better judgement. What he could never have anticipated was how quickly this fascinating creature would steal his heart and force him to do something he’s never had to do before- chase a female.
Will Sally’s painful past keep her from finding a future with the man who’s like no other she’s ever met? Or will she have the strength to place her body and soul in Arkenon’s extremely capable hands?

Blog Link: http://sarahmarshfiction.com/
Buy Link for the series: http://www.bookstrand.com/sarah-marsh
Facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/sarahmarshfiction

Christy McKee said...

The Truth About Lilly by Christy McKee


Disgraced…

Lilly Talbot is starting her life over again. Losing her good name for something she didn’t do drives her to an old lake house in Vermont. Upon arrival, she is stunned to see the house in shambles. Even more upsetting, the man who can fix it will only agree if she trades him room and board for his labor. What will her new neighbors think of her living with a complete stranger?

A man with a past…

Connor McQueen, once one of the infamous Whiz Kids of Wall Street, spent three years in prison for insider trading. Only one thing sustained him during his time inside, the thought of owning Point Cottage. Now his dream to turn the house into a stunning showcase for his construction business might never happen.

Secrets and lies…

Someone’s trying to drive Lilly from her home. Is it someone from her past? Mac has secrets that could ruin lives if revealed. If Lilly and Mac are to have a future together they must search the past for answers and accept some difficult truths about each other. Only then, will they know if true love is in their hearts.

http://amzn.to/1H5AvlF

www.christymckee.com

JoAnne Myers said...

“3381 Market Street”

Katherine Sims, a young widow working for a brokerage firm in a small southeastern town, is tired of the excuses concerning Charlie’s absence. She knows something terrible must have happened to her favorite nephew with the sad blue-eyes. After exposing the killer, Katherine’s life is turned upside down and she finds herself fighting for her life. Filled with maniacal suspects, a Satanic Cult, and danger around each corner, this story depicts one woman’s courage too avenge a child’s murder, while finding unexpected love.

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

Buy your copy of “Flagitious” now while supplies last

Amazon Kindle:
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00NOZGUPG

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

Christie Adams said...

A Wanting Heart – Club Aegis 2.5
By Christie Adams

What happens when a former Royal Navy officer is given a second chance with the woman he loves?

Ryan Quinn is still in love with the woman he lost three years ago. For him, there can be no other. When he sees Fiona again at her sister’s wedding, he has no choice but to risk his heart for a second time, by reminding her of what they once shared.

How wrong can a woman be?

Tragic and complicated family circumstances had left Fiona Pearce with no option but to turn her back on the man she loved and drive him out of her life. When his path crosses hers again, she feels compelled to apologise, even though she fears she may be opening old wounds that are best left undisturbed.

Events take an unexpected turn, giving Ryan the opportunity to suggest that they go away together for a few days. To his surprise, Fiona agrees. In the remote cottage their love is rekindled, but it takes a blizzard to erase the past and allow them to start finding out who they really are – together.

Website

Amazon.com

Savanna Kougar said...

MURDER BY HAIR SPRAY IN GARDENIA, NEW ATLANTIS

~ This story spun and formed in my imagination, turbulent as a sea storm ~ then sprang forth onto paper and onto my computer screen like Poseidon’s powerful emergence from the ocean, during a time lost to history when gods and goddesses ruled the world and the heavens above.

Gardenia, New Atlantis... The future begins here...

The story of beginning a new world on a legendary land...
The beginning of a love Sheriff Kalypso Sun Wing never believed was possible for her, especially not after a hundred years on Earth...
The beginning of a love Federal Agent Zryphus has arrived on Earth to find, only he didn’t plan on remaining in a land where women are in charge...

First Line:
The evil cloud of hair spray dominated the air in guest room 666 at Gardenia’s only motel, The Eternal Magnolia – so named because it was surrounded by a park-like acre of Magnolia trees, saved despite the cataclysmic weather, wars and land changes on Earth.

Heroine and Hero:
Sheriff Kalypso Sun Wing is 100 years old in the year 2051. A rebel at heart, an artist by soul, she survived the sterile fifties’ suburbs, the revolutionary turbulence of the sixties, the disco guru seventies. After the suicide of the man she loved, Kalypso barely survived the designer eighties, the fast-forward nineties. In the 21st century Mother Nature rebelled. Kalypso battled for freedom. She never knew why she survived. Until Atlantis rose. Once again.

Agent Zryphus Dolen Vasquoz chose an enforcement career on Earth for several reasons – his fascination with primitive worlds, to make his own way outside the family heritage, to keep official watch for his own Worlds – and, Zerculeon men find Earth women highly desirable, like the gods of old they rival in strength. Since there aren’t enough Zerculeon women, it’s a match made in intergalactic heaven. Especially when Zryphus gets a real eyeful of the Sheriff.
~~~

EBBOK & In Print link: ~bookstrand.com/murder-by-hair-spray-in-gardenia-new-atlantis~

~~~

HAPPY READING!

Savanna

Savanna Kougar ~ Run on the Wild Side of Romance ~savannakougar.com~

lizzie starr said...

Written In Stone
(A near future romance)

While undercover, Stone Mason must find a data-link before a destructive demonstration and Monika discovers the sex-struct searching her room. Will working with the sexy agent be dangerous for her heart?

Undercover agent Stone Mason must find a data-link before a demonstration for underground bidders leads to mass destruction. His search of a posh hotel is risky, but time is up.

Monika Linberg returns to her hotel room after her boss dumps her and assumes the striking, robotic sex-struct is her consolation prize.

Stone is no construct, but a living, breathing man whose touch and need for information and assistance turn her world upside down. Will working with the sexy agent to keep the city safe be too dangerous for her heart?

http://amzn.com/B00T6XX4LY

www.lizziestarr.com

Janice Croom said...

DEATH OF AN IDIOT BOSS

Ever had a boss you’d happily kill?
Somebody beat her to it.

Corporate climber, Kadence MacBride, is smashing the glass ceiling with her size ten pumps, or so she thinks. Not only does she get passed over, her promotion goes to her idiot employee, and he becomes her new boss.

Worst day ever, or so she thinks. Worst doesn't have a floor, and idiots tend to get themselves killed.

Losing a promotion--bad

Becoming the prime murder suspect--CATASTROPHIC

Police Captain Cooper has hit his own glass ceiling. Solving this case quickly will break him through it, so Cooper doesn't care what's true. Since Kadence makes the easiest target, he's gunning for her.

Long buried secrets from the Civil Rights era seek vengeance from the grave. Kadence has more recent secrets to keep.

There are some things you don't delegate. Adding amateur sleuth to her resume, Kadence sets out to find the real killer. Failing that, she'll trade her red power suit for an orange jumpsuit.


http://amzn.to/1GR2k4E

www.janicecroom.com

M. S. Spencer said...

The Penhallow Train Incident, by M. S. Spencer
Buy Link:http://store.sweetcravingspublishing.com/index.php?main_page=book_info&cPath=4&products_id=278
Blog: http://msspencertalespinner.blogspot.com

In the sleepy coastal Maine town of Penhallow, a stranger dies on a train, setting off a chain of events that draws Rachel Tinker, director of the Penhallow Historical Society, and Griffin Tate, curmudgeonly retired professor, into a spider’s web of archaeological obsession and greed. Before Rachel can unlock the soft heart that beats under Griffin’s hard crust, they must find the map to the Queen of Sheba’s tomb, and solve not one, but three murders.

Melody Jerva said...

Ella's Gifts

A murderous psychopath is stalking the city of Boston, leaving ominous clues, and taunting detectives. Little does Ella know, she's the ultimate prize.

At six-years-old, Ella survived a horrific car crash that took her mother's life. Ella has been petrified of water ever since. Now a nurse, living in Boston with her best friend Jess, Ella meets Rett and immediately senses an electrifying connection. She's led to believe he's a landscaper. He has his own reasons for letting her believe her assumption. He's actually a Boston PD detective. He's working to solve his first case. The Butcher of Boston has been leaving gruesome crime scenes across Boston. Rett's world is centered around the bleak, decaying dregs of Boston. He's mesmerized to find a luminous entity through the seemingly never ending display of death When faced with a direct threat against Ella, Rett believes he must push her away for her own safety. The lies and omissions keep piling up for Ella. How can she trust Rett? How can they be together when it seems that their lives are pulling them apart?

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00VO5NB0Q

Nancy said...

Prince Charming Wore Spurs
Fairy tales do exist—just ask Gillian Malone!

When rancher Logan Malone drags his feet on finding love, his five-year-old daughter, Gillian, persuades a local matchmaker to help her find a new mother.
Enter Delaney Holmes, a Washington socialite fleeing from the press after being left at the altar. Swearing off men, she takes the job as a nanny to a precocious five-year-old in a backwoods Texas town called Indigo Springs.
But Logan Malone is a six-foot cowboy hero complete with white hat and a swagger that puts John Wayne to shame. Can he put away the ghost of Gillian's mother to follow the rules of the Fairy Tale Code in order to win Delaney's heart? Or will Delaney's secret past keep him from proposing?
With true love at stake, there’s only one thing for sure—in this real life fairy tale, PRINCE CHARMING WORE SPURS—and it’s going to take some powerful magic to ensure a “happily ever after” ending!

http://amzn.to/1FdKru5