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Wednesday, September 16, 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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17 comments:

Peggy Jaeger said...

FIRST IMPRESSIONS
by Peggy Jaeger

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?

AMAZON: http://amzn.to/1Kvp1qY
http://peggyjaeger.com

Catherine Kean said...

Here's the blurb from my award-winning medieval romance DANCE OF DESIRE:

She risked everything in one seductive dance . . .

Disguised as a veiled courtesan, Lady Rexana Villeaux dances for Fane Linford, the new High Sheriff of Warringham. Desperate to distract him while her servant steals the missive that condemns her brother as a traitor to the Crown, she entices Fane with all the passion in her soul--and he is tempted.

A hero of the crusades, Fane has been granted an English bride by the king. Fane wants only one woman: the exquisite dancer. When he discovers she’s actually a highborn lady, and that her rebellious brother is imprisoned in his dungeon, he will have no other wife but her.

Rexana doesn’t want to become the sheriff’s bride, but it may be the only way to save her brother. Yet as she learns more about her brooding husband tormented by barbaric secrets, she finds it harder and harder to deny his love or their dance of desire.

http://www.amazon.com/Dance-Desire-Catherine-Kean-ebook/dp/B005JRZF0Y/
http://www.catherinekean.com

Erin OQuinn said...

Just released: BURNS TOO DEEP.

Close-mouthed CID Detective Thomas Fitzgerald has just finished a harrowing case. He’s traveling the highway between Arbroath and Dundee, Scotland. Now all he wants to do is return to his flat, strip down and soak before catching a good night’s sleep. But a stranger on the side of the road changes everything.

The quiet Scot named Burns is a puzzle—a dark-haired, sensuous enigma whose harmless invitation to a drink he decides to accept.

Before the next twelve-hour phase of the moon has come and gone, the lives of these men will change profoundly.

Both men are hoarding a secret, trying to escape. Can they stop running long enough to find each other?

http://amzn.to/1O1zyQ1
UK http://amzn.to/1JC14yn
#gay #erotic #fantasy #mystery

Livia Quinn said...

Blurb from book 2 of the Destiny Paramortals series, Cry Me a River.

Mayberry or Middle Earth? - The Paramortals have a saying, “One meets his destiny on the road he takes to avoid it.” Our new sheriff said it differently, “Paramortal, my Ass!”
My name is Tempest Pomeroy. For nineteen years I denied my heritage, until my brother’s genie bottle went missing. Time is running out for River, and the attraction that was growing between me and Sheriff Jack Lang derailed after a series of shocks sent us both reeling, and he got his first glimpse of my Paramortal “talents” - a few measly bolts of lightning aimed at his—in his general direction. In the course of the investigation we’ve gonr from attraction to suspicion, support to friendship, romance to oh-my-god-get-away-from-me revulsion.
Jack’s an ex-Navy pilot. He says he wants to know “everything”. My ex-lover, but after we answer Jack’s questions, he’ll either join us, or grab his daughter and take the first jet out of Middle Earth.
He might help me save my brother and discover the whereabouts of my parents, but he probably won’t still want to take me to the Mardi Gras ball, once he knows “everything”. There’s a lot of everything...
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00O2I8X8M
UK http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00O2I8X8M
http://liviaquinn.com
#PNR #quirky #urbanfantasy

Rosemary Gemmell said...

The Highland Lass by Rosemary Gemmell

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

Sophia Ryan said...

DIRTY LITTLE SECRET

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

Jana Richards said...

Here's the blurb for FIRST AND AGAIN:

Bridget Grant is back in Paradise. Paradise, North Dakota, that is.

She’s swallowed her pride and moved back to her hometown with her daughter after her divorce and the loss of her catering company. Now she’s trying to navigate the strained relationships she’d left behind – including her first love, Jack Davison.

Jack never forgot Bridget, or the day she left town – and him. When Bridget caters a lunch at Jack’s tourist ranch, old flames reignite. They have more in common than ever – Jack’s also a single parent. Though they both try to keep things casual, Bridget, Jack and their girls are starting to look a lot like a family.

But Bridget’s only planning to stay in Paradise until she’s saved enough to relaunch her business. Jack’s invested too much in his ranch to leave. And with their daughters involved both have a lot more at stake than heartbreak. How can they risk falling in love?

Jana Richards
www.janarichards.com
Amazon Author Page

Margo Bond Collins said...

OPPOSING THE COWBOY
by Margo Bond Collins

Never trust a good kisser…

Yoga teacher LeeAnn Walker has no desire to see the unspoilt beauty of her grandmother’s ranch violated by a greedy oil company. But unless she finds the paperwork confirming she owns the mineral rights, that’s exactly what could happen. The worst part? The guy spearheading the whole mess is none other than the hot and sexy stranger LeeAnn just kissed to make her ex jealous.

Jonah Hamilton thought his day was looking up until he found out the gorgeous blonde who kissed the hell out of him is the same stubborn woman he came to town for. And she’s not too happy to find out she might be forced to allow drilling on her land.

But Jonah has a job to do, even if LeeAnn tempts him to turn his professionalism into something much more personal…

Amazon
Entangled Publishing
Margo Bond Collins

Gilli Allan said...

FLY OR FALL (Currently a bargain @ 99p/99c)
Will the allure of the unknown ever overcome the fear of stepping away from solid ground?

Wife and mother, Nell, fears change, but it is forced upon her by her manipulative husband, Trevor. Finding herself in a new world of flirtation and casual infidelity, her principles are undermined and she’s tempted. Should she emulate the behaviour of her new friends or stick with the safe and familiar?
But everything Nell has accepted at face value has a dark side. Everyone - even her nearest and dearest - has been lying. She’s even deceived herself. The presentiment of disaster, first felt as a tremor at the start of the story, rumbles into a full blown earthquake. When the dust settles, nothing is as it previously seemed. And when an unlikely love blossoms from the wreckage of her life, she believes it is doomed.
The future, for the woman who feared change, is irrevocably altered. But has she been broken, or has she transformed herself?
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http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/1027644.Gilli_Allan

Rachel Leigh Smith said...

My Name Is A'yen, hero-focused futuristic/paranormal romance, $2.99

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.

Kindle: amazon.com/dp/B00N06HCGG
Everywhere else: tiny.cc/mnia
Website: www.rachelleighsmith.com

Helen Pollard said...

HOLDING BACK by Helen Pollard

The last thing they're looking for is love …

Laura Matheson is a natural at avoiding romance, so when she is drawn to mystery guest Daniel Stone while helping out at her friends' hotel in Portugal, she assumes all she needs is a little extra willpower.

Daniel is at the hotel on business. The demands of work and a manipulative ex-girlfriend mean he doesn't have the time or energy for romance, but Laura is a distraction he finds hard to ignore.

As they negotiate a minefield of misunderstandings and mutual attraction, will they both continue to hold back? Or will they finally allow love into their lives?

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00WRZ1PKA

Website: http://helenpollardwrites.wordpress.com

Sarah Marsh said...

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/
Facebook page link: https://www.facebook.com/sarahmarshfiction
Buy link: http://www.bookstrand.com/sarah-marsh

Savanna Kougar said...

RIDE THE ROAN STUD
by Stevie Klark.

BLURB ~

On a vision quest, Ghost Walker succumbs to the harsh desert of the Four Corners badlands. With death's talons striking, he is rescued by a mustang. Orphaned at a young age, Ghost was adopted by the mysterious Olaloxie. His life has been a lonely one. Now Ghost Walker faces being shunned -- if he survives.

Horse shapeshifter, Grant Thunderhead is drumming the desert floor with his hooves to bring the rains. He psi-senses an intruder trigger the forcefield protecting his steam engine caverns. Investigating, Grant finds a beautiful unusual man near death. To care for Ghost, Grant takes him to his ranch.

Conflicted, because of his unexpected attraction, Grant faces the situation, discovering only Ghost can rescue his heart. However, Ghost overhears an argument between Grant and his sister, and leaves. Grant chases Ghost through a thunderstorm. When he learns his niece is trapped by flash flooding, Grant knows he must find Ghost first, if he is to save the child.
~~~

A SIREN PUBLISHING BOOK
IMPRINT: Erotic Romance ManLove
Heat Level: SEXTREME

Excerpt/buy link: http://bookstrand.com/ride-the-roan-stud
Author link: ~stevieklark.blogspot.com~
AVAILABLE at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and other EBOOK vendors.

NN Light said...

Brand New Release: PLANTING THE SEEDS OF LOVE: A NOVELLA

Blurb:

Torn between two men, Sally must follow her heart and decide if love will lead her to the city or the countryside.
Twenty-Two year old Sally Rayton returns to the family farm she deserted four years ago to bury her grandfather. Her plan: to settle her grandfather's estate and return to her life in the city with her boyfriend, Trevor Mattson.
Her childhood friend, Jack Smith, has other ideas.
Jack convinces Sally to transform the farm into a brewery and fulfill her grandfather's dream while keeping the Rayton Farm in the family. Sally works side-by-side with Jack while Trevor is hundreds of miles away in the city. The more time she spends with Jack, the stronger her feelings are for him.
When Trevor shows up to propose to Sally right before Christmas and finds her in Jack's embrace, she must make the biggest choice of her life: true love.

Exclusive to Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B01581XM50

Blog: http://princessofthelight.wordpress.com

Jude Knight said...

Mistletoe, Marriage, and Mayhem, the Bluestocking Belles box set of seven Christmas novellas, on prerelease now at most eretailers for 99c.

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.

***All proceeds benefit the Malala Fund.***

Amazon US currently has it for 70c, so 10c a book. http://www.amazon.com/Mistletoe-Marriage-Mayhem-Bluestocking-Collection-ebook/dp/B014OI7M54/

Sandra Cox said...

Ghost For Sale
Caitlin King can’t believe that her shopaholic cousin actually bought two ghosts off of eBay. But she can’t ignore the truth when she starts seeing sexy Liam O’Reilly, who’s been dead for over a hundred years. He’s a fascinating specter, and the more time Caitlin spends with him, the closer they become—sending them both spiraling into a star-crossed tailspin. No matter how desperately they long for each other, there’s just no future with a guy who’s already stopped breathing.

In order to help Liam and his twin sister, Anna, leave their earthly limbo and cross over into the light, Caitlin must find the ghost of Anna’s fiancé. But a malevolent spirit is dead set against Anna moving on. Now Caitlin will have to unravel the mystery surrounding the twins’ past lives in order to keep Liam’s spirit safe—even if it means sacrificing her heart in the process.
http://www.amazon.com/Ghost-Sale-Sandra-Cox-ebook/dp/B00TNBLY16/ref=sr_1_1_twi_kin_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1442454841&sr=8-1&keywords=sandra+cox
http://sandracox.blogspot.com
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Nicole Zoltack said...

The Test of Time

While vacationing in England, Katia spies a large mansion and somehow passes through time, landing in the arms of the otherworldly and enchanting Lord Landon. Trapped in a parallel Regency-era, Katia struggles to not fall for Landon but his charm proves too much for her. Just when she is about to confess her love for him, Katia travels through time yet again.

If Katia can't master the test of time, she'll never be reunited with Landon.

http://amzn.to/1MsenHV
http://NicoleZoltack.blogspot.com