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Wednesday, August 12, 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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14 comments:

E. Ayers said...

Cooler nights?
Need the perfect book to help you unwind after back to school shopping with the kids?

A SKELETON AT HER DOOR
E. Ayers

Trick or Treat! Angie Robertson opens her door and finds a six-foot tall skeleton on her doorstep. Is it a trick or a treat?

Angie thought the man at her door was her neighbor. Except he wasn’t. Dressed for a charity event Tom Meyer winds up on the wrong doorstep and this just might be the best thing that ever happened to him.

What if the skeleton was a really nice guy who’d been burned by enough women that he’s lost faith in ever finding someone who could be faithful?

A Skeleton at Her Door is a sensual romance. It’s about trusting, putting the past away, and finding love when it’s least expected. It’s also about blending two households, parenting, three children, and sneaking off for some adult time.

CLICK HERE for your AMAZON store link
Also available as a Kindle Unlimited

Peggy Jaeger said...

FIRST IMPRESSIONS
by Peggy Jaeger
World Wide Release 9/23/15

Family Practice Doctor Clarissa Rogers’ first impression of Padric Cleary is biased and based on gossip. The handsome, charming veterinarian is considered a serial dater and commitment-phobic by his family and most of the town. Relationship shy, Clarissa refuses to lose her heart to a man who can’t pledge himself to her forever.

Pat Cleary, despite his reputation, is actually looking for "The One." When he does give his heart away, he wants it to be for life. With his parent’s marriage as his guidebook, he wants a woman who will be his equal and soul mate in every way.

Can Pat convince everyone – including Clarissa – she’s the only woman for him?

http://peggyjaeger.com

James D said...

Not a blurb, but after you've checked out all the great books here, come over to another weekly meme, Welcome Wednesdays, to discover even more great books (or share yours):

Welcome Wednesdays at Writing Dreams

James D said...
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James D said...

OK, a blurb, too...

Dr. Sara Alderson can deal with eighty-hour workweeks as a resident at Children’s Hospital. Dealing with crises in the Emergency Room or the OR is second nature to her. But now she faces a challenge that all of her training and experience hasn’t prepared her for: Lizzie, her four-year-old daughter, has inherited her ability to see other people’s dreams.

After Lizzie befriends a young boy on a trip to Washington, DC, and then wakes up in a panic that night because of a “bad funny dream,” Sara knows exactly what it means: her daughter is visiting the boy’s dreams. Complicating matters is the fact that the boy’s father is a Congressman, and he’s dreaming about a “scary man in a big black car” threatening his Daddy.

Unraveling a case of political corruption and blackmail would be hard enough for Sara under the best of circumstances. But when she has to view everything through the eyes of a toddler, it may be an impossible task.

Dream Child is the third book of the Dream Series

Dream Child on Amazon

Andrea Cooper said...

VIKING FIRE - Historical Romance (and on sale at Amazon for $1.99 LTO)

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

http://amzn.com/B00XNJT5B0

Lisa Carlisle said...

Darkness Rising by Lisa Carlisle

Antoine Chevalier harbors a secret.
Born a gargoyle shifter in Paris, he wants nothing more than to cultivate his art. His hard work pays off the night he completes his greatest sculpture. But the excitement of his accomplishment doesn’t last.

He’s drawn the eye of the wrong group—a coven of vampires. Antoine wakes into darkness, changed. Shattered. His dream of becoming a renowned sculptor is destroyed.

One question remains—how will he ever survive an eternity of darkness alone?

Darkness Rising is part 0.5 of the Chateau Seductions series by USA Today Bestselling author Lisa Carlisle.

Readers have requested more on the dark and mysterious Antoine. In this short story, Antoine tells his tale, which continues in the series with Dark Velvet. Dark Velvet is written from Savannah’s perspective as a newcomer to an art colony, intrigued by the proprietor.
http://amzn.to/1DJHzXw

Janice Croom said...

DEATH OF AN IDIOT BOSS
Free with Kindle Unlimited and Amazon Prime

If you like your cozies with a side of attitude, you’ll love the Kadence MacBride Mysteries.

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 a prime murder suspect—Worst thing ever

There are some things you don't delegate. Adding amateur sleuth to her resume, Kadence sets out to find the real killer. Between unearthing Civil Rights era secrets someone wants to keep buried and fending off a cop driven by expediency over truth, Kadence may end up trading her red power suit for an orange jumpsuit.

Death of an Idiot Boss available on Amazon

Janice Croom web site

Erin OQuinn said...

This week I'm touting a very early MM, based on my hick town, called NOBLE, NEVADA.
~
Love hurts. Let it also heal.

Drifter Rick Hendrickson has a secret--one he's tried to keep even from himself as he moves along the spine of California's great midsection, working as a migrant field hand. Unconsciously running from memories of an anguished past, Rick leaves California for Nevada, where he thinks he'll find better work.

Tony Grazzo, a recent graduate from Nevada U, is a would-be law student who suddenly finds himself back in his hometown of Noble, Nevada to attend his mom's funeral and to look after his grief-filled father. He's gladly left behind a smothering girlfriend who's become dependent on him even while shutting out every friend he's tried to keep.

Then one night in a seedy bar, Rick and Tony meet.

Tony sees Rick as an immensely attractive man who no doubt dangles a string of beautiful women. And from the moment Rick lays eyes on the handsome Tony, he sees a very young man with ancient eyes, one whose burden he wants to help ease.

But as luck would have it, their pasts return to shatter their dreams. Can these two men find happiness together, even when steel bars and the prison of anguished memories separate them?
~
#gay #romance #action- #suspense
http://amzn.to/TDp4KV
Also on my OmniLit page
http://bit.ly/1vKA4fa
And my Amber Quill Press page
http://www.amberquill.com/store/m/223-Erin-O-Quinn.aspx
And my UK Amazon page: http://amzn.to/17DWFzg

LindaRae said...

THE PASSION OF A MARQUESS by Linda Rae Sande

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, is determined to secure a recent invention from an Italian count to alleviate the danger of 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 overcome their circumstances and 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".

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00RUQEKGW
http://tinyurl.com/nsz7ayf (B&N)
https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-thepassionofamarquess-1719144-160.html
http://tinyurl.com/lu6t2xu (Google Play)
https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/the-grace-of-a-duke/id643507750?mt=11
http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/the-passion-of-a-marquess
https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/508163

Sophia Ryan said...

WOW! There are some great blurbs here today that I'm going to have to look into. Here's the blurb for my new book, SIN CITY ALIBI, which comes out this month. Enjoy!


Sometimes what happens in Vegas follows you home.

Jumping libido first into a cliché Vegas fling is the last thing on Dani Parker’s mind when she flies to Sin City for some R&R after her lover/boss, Elliott, dumps her. But an innocent night of flirty fun with a sexy hunk she knows only as Matt whirlwinds into a sinfully hot weekend. Back home, she discovers her boss has been murdered, her Vegas fling is heading the investigation into financial irregularities for the company she works for, and she's smack-dab in the middle of both.

Matt Collins has filled his life with work and no-strings sex since the day his heart went on lockdown. No woman ever cracked that lock. Until Dani. Now all he wants is her in his bed and in his life, but the odds are stacked against him. She can't accept his conditions for love, there's evidence suggesting she and her former lover embezzled from the company, and the cops arrest her for Elliott’s murder. His gut tells him she's innocent, but his heart remembers the brutal past that still haunts him.

When everything Matt and Dani hold dear is on the line, they’ll learn that sometimes risking everything leads to the most satisfying payouts.


Sophia Ryan Books

Reggi Allder said...

Hi, here is the first book in my Sierra Creek Series

Ever wonder what happened to your high school crush?

Her Country Heart
When opposites attract sparks fly
By Reggi Allder
Why is Amy Long attracted to the only man who can prevent her from achieving her dream?
Amy needs a fresh start. After years of living in the city, she returns to Sierra Creek to run her grandmother’s farm. Does she belong in the small town?
Cowboy Wyatt Cameron doesn’t think so. As half owner he’s promised to sell the farm and send Amy packing back to the city where she belongs.
What can she offer to change his mind?
Will sparks fly without breaking a heart?
If you like sexy cowboys and feisty women, this book is for you.

US links below but it is also available in the UK and Australia and more.
eBook
http://www.amazon.com/Her-Country-Heart-Opposites-Attract-ebook/dp/B012U5UTGW/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1439399882&sr=1-1&keywords=her+country+heart

Paperback
http://www.amazon.com/Her-Country-Heart-Opposites-Attract/dp/0992114845/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1439399882&sr=1-1

www.amazon.com/author/reggiallder

Jana Richards said...

Happy Wednesday! Here's a blurb from my contemporary romance THE GIRL MOST LIKELY:

Cara McLeod, the girl most likely to have the perfect marriage, is now divorced and, in her own words, “fat, frumpy, and over forty.” The thought of facing former classmates—and the ex-husband who dumped her—at her high school reunion terrifies her. Cajoled into attending by her kids and her best friend, Cara enlists help at the gym to lose weight and look great for the reunion. Personal Trainer Finn Cooper is more than willing to help—but does he have to be so to-die-for gorgeous?

Finn thinks Cara is perfect just the way she is. She’s everything he wants in a woman, except for one thing—she can’t get past the fact that he's eight years younger. To Finn, age and weight are just numbers. But can he convince Cara the numbers she worries about add up to only one thing for him—love?

Thanks!
Jana Richards
www.janarichards.com
Amazon Author Page

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 Express station doorway. Whichever it was, it got her full attention.’

You can go to: http://lizzitremayne.com/store/ to view your purchasing options!