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Wednesday, September 2, 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:

Nancy said...

Once Upon A Dream
Nan O'Berry
Karleigh Jordan is an old flame in Jason Malone’s past that he’s never forgotten. But the bitterness her father, Marcus, has exuded toward the entire Malone family after the death of Karleigh’s brother has finally reached a boiling point. When Marcus suffers a debilitating heart attack, Karleigh must try to fill his shoes and run the Flying J Ranch alone.

Karleigh discovers a huge debt that her father is having trouble paying, a crooked ranch foreman, and the overpowering fear for her father’s precarious health—and if that weren’t enough, there are cattle rustlers on the prowl.

Jason steps in to help Karleigh with whatever he can, and they discover their love is untainted by Marcus Jordan’s bitter accusations, even five years later. As their relationship flames to life from the burning embers of the past, Jason swears to help Karleigh hang on to the Flying J—even if it means taking a drastic step neither of them had planned or anticipated. This might be the beginning of the life they’d both hoped for—ONCE UPON A DREAM…

http://amzn.to/1K24B8I

Peggy Jaeger said...

SKATER'S WALTZ
by Peggy Jaeger
on sale til 9/3/15

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://bit.ly/1h8w29I
http://peggyjaeger.com


Anne Stenhouse said...

Bella's Betrothal by Anne Stenhouse

While she is travelling north to find sanctuary from the malicious gossip of the Ton, Lady Isabella Wormsley’s room in a Dalkeith inn is invaded by handsome Scottish Laird, Charles Lindsay. Charles has uncovered a plot to kidnap her, but Bella wonders if he isn’t a more dangerous threat, at least to her heart, than the villainous Graham Direlton he wrests her from. Bella settles into the household of her Aunt Hatty Menzies in Edinburgh’s nineteenth century George Square where Charles is a regular visitor. Bella’s presence disrupts the lives of everyone connected to her. Direlton makes another attempt to kidnap her and in rescuing her a second time, Charles is compromised. Only a betrothal will save his business and Bella’s reputation. Mayhem, murder and long suppressed family secrets raise confusion and seemingly endless difficulties. Will the growing but unacknowledged love between Bella and her Scottish architect survive the evil Direlton engineers?

Bella's Betrothal is attractively priced at 99p/$1.56 from Amazon UK http://goo.gl/P3lmzk and amazon US http://goo.gl/7mh8FI

Teresa Reasor said...

BREAKING BOUNDARIES (Book 5 of the SEAL Team Heartbreakers)
Corporal Callahan Crowes returns home from Afghanistan missing part of a leg and haunted by guilt over the loss of his men. He pledges to live every moment of his life to the fullest and works to build a career in the only field he knows besides being a soldier: construction.

Reeling from her fiancé’s infidelity and their broken engagement, Kathleen O’Connor accepts a job far away from Boston and the suffocating pity of friends and family. She puts romance firmly behind her, and, armed with her shiny new architectural degree, launches her career with a commercial construction and design firm.

Her first day on the job, she sees Cal risk his life to rescue a fellow worker, and is shocked when his act of heroism triggers an unwarranted attack on him from her supervisor. When she learns Cal may lose his job because of his leg, Kathleen urges him to use social media to fight the decision, putting her own job at risk.

The public firestorm pushes Cal into the limelight in ways he least expects, but shows him a missing limb’s not the barrier to love he's believed it is. But there’s something besides business politics brewing at work, and when Kathleen’s life is threatened, she discovers there’s more to a man than two good legs—it’s the size of his heart that counts.

Release day is September 15th!
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B013QDDESC
Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/1MmEKNe
Apple: http://apple.co/1MmOx7H
B&N http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/books/1122510177?ean=2940152089219
B& N UK: http://bit.ly/1MmF6DK
Kobo: https://store.kobobooks.com/search?Query=Breaking+Boundaries+Teresa+Reasor
Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/567300

LindaRae said...

THE LOVE OF A RAKE
Linda Rae Sande
Available for pre-order at http://www.amazon.com/dp/B014SHV37E

Everyone has plans ... but what happens when they haven't considered all the options?

At the age of thirty-five, Randall Roderick, Marquess of Reading’, decides it's time to trade in his life as the ‘Rake of Reading' for the life of a married man. Trouble is, his reputation precedes him, and he's not particularly attracted to the milk water misses who make up the eligible ladies of the ton.

His counterpart, Charles Goodwin, Earl of Wakefield, is only twenty-five and enjoys his life as a rake far too much to consider marriage. A visiting prostitute may change his mind on the matter, though, if only because he wants to do the right thing.

When the Earl of Norwick's skittish cousin, Constance, meets Randall in the park, she's intrigued by the gentleman she thinks is merely a well-to-do cit with a fascination for horse racing, but she's only in London to find out what's become of her inheritance. She's determined to return to her home and horses in Sussex to live the life of an independent woman.

Her counterpart, Eleanor Merriweather, is in London for her come-out with a dream to marry her perfect knight, but having been duped by a brothel's madame upon her arrival, she suddenly finds herself completely and thoroughly ruined.

When the lives of these four are suddenly upended by their chance meetings, the events of two nights and two days will prove that the best-laid plans sometimes have to be redrawn to achieve the most desirable outcomes in "The Love of a Rake".

Kathy L Wheeler said...

The Price of Scorn - book iv: Cinderella's Evil Stepmother

Fairy tales don’t always end happily...
Lady Hildegard Roche has nothing but resentment and scorn for the stepchild who culminates all that was stolen from her. Fourteen years after Prince Charming and Cinderella are crowned as King and Queen of Chalmers, Cinderella and her sisters gather at their mother’s deathbed. Stunned speechless, the sisters learn how tragedy shaped their mother into the woman she became. The question is: Can they forgive her?

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Elaine Violette said...

New Kindle Release! A Convenient Pretense – a Regency Historical
Despite her adamant refusal to marry, Emily Grace Hughes must go to London for the remainder of the Season and find a suitable match. She has only one dream, one she refuses to divulge since suitors have seen it as a mere hobby and have made light of it. Her passion is poetry and she desires to be a published poet. Marcus Deming, Earl of Pembridge, whose been labeled a rake but considers himself a responsible one, must eventually marry but, egad, not for atleast another few years. When he does it will not be from the parade of women his Aunt Agatha parades before him. After their two matchmaking aunts plot an introduction, Emily makes a desperate and outrageous suggestion, to create a pretense of courtship until the Season ends. The ruse is meant to protect them both from further interference or expectations but neither considered the need to protect their hearts.
While Emily’s Aunt Delia tries to uncover the reasons for her niece’s aversion towards marriage, Marcus prepares to declare his love. That is, until he finds one of her poems and believes it is a letter to a lover she has left behind in the country. Feeling deceived, he ends the pretense with casual indifference.
When a letter arrives the following day with news that Emily’s father is gravely ill, she leaves London abruptly and without a word to Marcus. Marcus leaves for his country estate for the summer and attempts to continue his carefree life but she haunts his mind. He decides to visit her, as a friend, and out of concern for her father’s health, hoping at the same time he’ll find out more about this mysterious lover.
Instead, he finds Emily’s father near death, her household in upheaval and a devious cousin, her father’s heir, in control of everything Emily holds dear. Marcus must unravel a series of mysteries before he can declare his love. Emily must discard the lies she’s believed since childhood, or remain lost in her poetry and lost to love. All pretenses must be revealed so a poetess’ passion can embrace an Earl and their love can become the closing line.
http://amzn.com/B014Q1EKU4
www.facebook.com/elaineviolette.author

Sophia Ryan said...

SIN CITY ALIBI by Sophia Ryan

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 lock-down. No woman ever cracked that lock. Until Dani. Now all he wants is her in his bed and in his life, but the odds for success 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 and he wasn't just an alibi, 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.

Amazon
Other Sophia Ryan Books

PS: If any of you would be willing to read SIN CITY ALIBI and write an honest review on Amazon, I'll send you a pdf of the book. Contact me at sophiaryan@live.com. Thanks!

Jane Leopold Quinn said...

Welcome to Dust is the first of an erotic two-part serial and ends with a cliffhanger.

Dust, a town on the edge of nowhere, has a lot going on.

Eve Storm tends bar at the Emerald Saloon and yearns to increase her savings to go home back East. The fly in her ointment is the gorgeous cowboy who comes in all the time.

Brandon Prosper, federal marshal undercover as a simple cowboy, cannot stay away from Eve. She doesn't have a problem keeping away from him though and thwarts his attempts at seduction at every turn.

Dust, the Emerald Saloon, and its denizens are the centerpieces in this erotic historical western two-part serial. Welcome to Dust is just the beginning…

http://amzn.com/B014BWWF7I
http://janeleopoldquinn.blogspot.com

Janice Croom said...

Death of an Island Tart

If you like an amateur sleuth with attitude
You’ll love Kadence MacBride

Following a breakup of 268 days, 12 hours and 23 minutes, Kadence MacBride has messed up and knows it, so she swallows her pride and flies to the Caribbean to reconcile with her boyfriend Terrence.

Unfortunately for her, Terrence has moved on and is about to get married. Unfortunately for him, the wedding is called because of death. Instead of saying I do, the police believe Terrence did, commit the murder that is. Since suspects on the island are more likely to see the inside of a coffin than a courtroom, Kadence has to help.

They conduct their investigation in the midst of what the tourist bureau deems civil unrest, but plain folks call riots. With no phone, no lights and no motor car, they're more stranded than Gilligan. On the run, stripped of their tourist status, the real murderer is closing in. Looks like the only way Kadence and Terrence will ever leave this island will be in a pine box.

Death of an Island Tart Available on Amazon
Janice Croom web site

Andrea Cooper said...

Cursed - Legends of Oblivion Book 1.5 currently #Free

Brock takes Celeste to his Elvin city, thinking she'll be safe...he is wrong.

The Warloc's protégé is bent on his physical return to the living and uses her necromancy brings forth Brock's first victim and more.

Brock and Celeste must defeat prejudice and power to continue their journey and find Brock's twin sister, Mirhana.

http://amzn.com/B00JJ7KV22

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

Kyra Halland said...

Chosen of Azara
epic romantic fantasy

Juzeva, a princess of the magical land of Savaru, sacrifices everything to try to stop a war and instead finds herself caught in a web of evil and deceit.

Sevry, the last king of the war-ravaged land of Savaru, is tasked by the magical Source Azara with finding the secret that disappeared with Juzeva, the secret that can bring Savaru back to life.

Lucie, a sheltered young noblewoman, is unaware of her true heritage and the power she has to restore a lost land, until the legendary king of a long-lost mythical land steps into her life and sweeps her away to adventure, danger, and a love that will change her life and the lost land of Savaru forever.

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Paty Jager said...

Marshal in Petticoats
Paty Jager

After accidentally shooting a bank robber, Darcy Duncan becomes marshal of a town as accident prone as herself. Darcy's taken care of her younger brother the last five years, and she's not about to take orders from a corrupt mayor or a handsome drifter, whose curiosity could end her career as a marshal and take away their security.

Gil Halsey arrives in Galena looking for his boss's son turned outlaw. Getting the young man back to the ranch will seal the foreman's job. When he discovers the town's new marshal is a passionate woman with high regard for family, he turns to protecting her. Darcy reunites him with his estranged family as they romp through gold country after outlaws.

[This book is FREE]

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Marshal-Petticoats-Halsey-Brother-Book-ebook/dp/B004W9C2II

http://www.patyjager.net

annebarwell said...

On Wings of Song
Anne Barwell

Six years after meeting British soldier Aiden Foster during the Christmas Truce of 1914, Jochen Weber still finds himself thinking about Aiden, their shared conversation about literature, and Aiden’s beautiful singing voice. A visit to London gives Jochen the opportunity to search for Aiden, but he’s shocked at what he finds.

The uniform button Jochen gave him is the only thing Aiden has left of the past he’s lost. The war and its aftermath ripped everything away from him, including his family and his music. When Jochen reappears in his life, Aiden enjoys their growing friendship but knows he has nothing to offer. Not anymore.

http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=5869
http://annebarwell.wordpress.com/

Jana Richards said...

Happy Wednesday! Here's the blurb for ONE MORE SECOND CHANCE. The ebook version is on sale for .99 cents until tomorrow, Sept. 3:

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?

Jana Richards
www.janarichards.com
Amazon Author Page

Jude Knight said...

Mistletoe, Marriage, and Mayhem is the Bluestocking Belles' Christmas anthology, now on prerelease.

In this collection of novellas, the Bluestocking Belles bring you seven runaway Regency brides resisting and romancing their holiday heroes under the mistletoe. Whether scampering away or dashing toward their destinies, avoiding a rogue or chasing after a scoundrel, these ladies and their gentlemen leave miles of mayhem behind them on the slippery road to a happy-ever-after.

My runaway bride story in the set is Gingerbread Bride: Traveling with her father's fleet has not prepared Mary Pritchard for London. When she strikes out on her own, she finds adventure, trouble, and her girlhood hero, riding once more to her rescue.

http://www.amazon.com/Mistletoe-Marriage-Mayhem-Bluestocking-Collection-ebook/dp/B014OI7M54/

Iris Blobel said...

LOVE WILL FIND YOU

After his father’s heart attack, Australian Football League player Tyson Gaspaldi takes his parents on holiday to a small place at the New South Wales coast.

One morning, following a surfing session, he comes across a crying woman on the beach. Everything about her intrigues him, and he can’t walk away. She’s not only sexy and humble, but, as he soon finds out, vulnerable as well.

It’s only been a few months since Katie Cassidy lost her sister in a car accident.

Still overwhelmed by the loss, a chance encounter on the beach with an attractive stranger awakens unexpected emotions inside her. She’s instantly drawn to his caring nature, but also his looks.

However, Tyson’s past quickly catches up with them, causing Katie’s childhood demons to return, and the road to romance becomes anything but smooth.

http://www.amazon.com/Love-Will-Find-Australian-Sports-ebook/dp/B00NMYIVDE/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8

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