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Wednesday, September 9, 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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21 comments:

E. Ayers said...

ON SALE for 99c
A historically accurate Victorian Native American Western

A RANCHER'S WOMAN
E. Ayers

Coddled and protected from the harsh realities of life, Malene runs away from a bad marriage by posing as a chaperone to her younger sister. A series of events soon prove she’s capable of standing on her own two feet. However, she’s not prepared to follow her heart and accept marriage from the one man who truly loves her.

Many Feathers' chance encounter with a blue-eyed blonde woman sets him on a path that lands him between the white man's ways and the traditions of his people. Determined to protect his people and prove his worthiness as a suitable husband to a white woman, he stakes claim to land and establishes a ranch. But there's one outlaw focused on destroying Many Feathers and everything he's trying to accomplish.

USA Today HEA Recommended Reads: The story starts in a blizzard, but the heat smouldering between the heroine and her Indian escort is better than any coal fire. I absolutely love the detail in Ayers' novel.

This is a full-length, sweet read and is also enjoyed by males who love westerns.

CLICK HERE for your AMAZON KINDLE store link

It is also available in print and LARGE print.

It will be on SALE Sept 9 through Sept 15 for 99c at Amazon.com

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

Joanne Guidoccio said...

The Coming of Arabella
by Joanne Guidoccio

On the day of her engagement party, an ex-mermaid’s life is disrupted by the unexpected arrival of another mermaid—a sister she has never known. Under normal circumstances, Barbara Davies would be overjoyed, but her special day is already wrought with tension. While Barbara is not the first mermaid from the Mediterranean kingdom to settle in small town Ontario, she has yet to reveal her origins to her fiancé. So when Arabella, the gorgeous sister whose disturbing black eyes banished her to the island of Crete, saunters into her life, clutching the arm of Barbara’s discarded lover, a powder keg of emotion is released.

Relationships falter and careers stall as envy stirs in the hearts of the sisters. On the verge of meltdown after her fiancé leaves Canada for a teaching job in Vermont, Barbara flees to Arizona hoping for a reprieve. There, she finds solace at a retreat for ex-mermaids and a second chance at love with a charismatic preacher. As she contemplates a new life in the desert paradise of Sedona, shocking secrets emerge and tragedy strikes. A stronger and wiser Barbara rises up to face these new challenges and embrace the best parts of her mermaid heritage.

The Coming of Arabella

Joanne Guidoccio said...

Intriguing blurb!

Juli D. Revezzo said...

PASSION'S SACRED DANCE (Fantasy romance)
ON SALE THROUGH 9/9 at Amazon


Unless Stacy Macken can stave off her creditors, she may lose her renowned history center. Yet she knows in her heart that the center is sacred and what a catastrophe losing it would be. How much of a catastrophe, she hasn't a clue.

Until Aaron Fielding arrives with his tales of magical guardians and the Tuatha dé Danann, sworn warriors from Celtic legend who protect humanity from a wicked enemy seeking their destruction.

Is the end of the world imminent? What can she, a modern woman and her warrior lover, possibly have to offer when a long-prophesied druidic mythic battle explodes around them?

Bonus: Includes brand new flash fiction piece, "About A Warrior"
PASSION'S SACRED DANCE, on sale at all Amazon venues.

Juli D. Revezzo: http://julidrevezzo.com

Erin OQuinn said...

My newest is a novella, "Burns "Too Deep."

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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

Susan Macatee said...

From time travel romance, Thoroughly Modern Amanda.


Believing anything is possible, magazine reporter Amanda Montgomery dreams about being a modern woman in a nineteenth century world, much like her exceptional step-mother. But society expects well-off young ladies to focus on finding a suitable husband and raising a family. And then Jack appears--with no past and unconventional ideas. Does he hold the key to another century as well as her heart, or is she destined to stay in her own time?

Construction worker Jack Lawton wants to preserve an old home that's scheduled for demolition. But when he sneaks inside for a final look, a loose beam falls on the head, and upon waking, he finds himself in the arms of a beautiful woman. His only
problem--he's no longer in the twenty-first century. Can he find his way back home?

Does he really want to?

http://www.amazon.com/Thoroughly-Modern-Amanda-ebook/dp/B00AQAIHHW/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1355948640&sr=1-1&keywords=Thoroughy+Modern+Amanda

Mona Karel said...

A QUESTION OF HONOR (Romantic Suspense)

Sydney Castleton has worked hard to put her less than savory past behind her…until her sister asks for her help. Devin Starke has fought too many battles, seen too many deaths, to look forward to a peaceful future…until his best friend and partner asks him to help return the horse his wife, Sidney’s sister, took when she left.

Stormhaven, a ranch in northern New Mexico, has become a place for fighting men to readjust to the world, a sort of decompression chamber for those who have seen too much. Devin Starke is such a man. And Sydney isn’t far behind him.

When the sparks ignite between them, Devin and Sydney fight the attraction, as neither one is good at relationships. But when Sydney is attacked and fighting for her life, Devin realizes things aren’t quite what they seem. Can these two overcome the issues from their past, or are they doomed to lose any chance for love in the future?
Amazon
Mona's Place

Sophia Ryan said...

6 DAYS OF YOU by Sophia Ryan

Lily’s uber-conservative boyfriend Michael finally agrees to let her visit over fall break, but only if she agrees to his no-sex rule. Unfortunately, he’s ditched her for a trip to Vail, a blizzard has hit, and she’s forced to stay the week with his grumpy, gay, totally yummy roommate. Then the heat in the building shuts down, and she discovers two things—the sexy stud keeps her hotter than any furnace, and he’s definitely not gay. No-sex rule? How about no rules?

After a bad break-up with his girlfriend, Daryl’s looking forward to a quiet week without his annoying roommate, Michael. His plans go awry when a sexy-as-sin blonde, suitcase in hand, barges in claiming to be Mike’s girlfriend. He doesn’t have the heart to tell her Mike’s away with two gorgeous redheads, and with snow piling up he can’t throw her out. He’d never move in on his roommate’s girl, but as the feisty bombshell settles in, the tiny dorm room grows smaller and certain parts of his body grow bigger.

It’s going to be a hell of a long and sexy six days.


“Daryl and Lily find each other and oh man if that was the best love making. Seriously I was like... Holy gees! Wow! And Wowsers!” –GOODREADS REVIEW, 5 STARS

Amazon
Wild Rose Press
Other Sophia Ryan Books

Mary Morgan said...

DRAGON KNIGHT'S AXE (Paranormal Time-travel Romance)

Alastair MacKay, a battled-scarred Dragon Knight flees to the sea to separate himself from his fae-given power connecting him to the land. But it is on land that he rescues a woman from a slave trader in Ireland. It is through Fiona he steps back inadvertently into a world filled with magic—taking on the role of protector and at the same time leading him on a journey to confront his greatest regret and fears.

Research assistant, Fiona O’Quinlan loves translating ancient artifacts at Trinity College. When she falls asleep on an archeological dig, she awakens in another time. She soon discovers a Dragon Knight’s relic has been entrusted into her care. Determined to return the artifact to the Great Glen, Fiona is unprepared for the danger ahead—losing her heart and soul to Alastair “Beast” MacKay.

Will their love be strong enough to soothe the beast and heal the man? Or will Death swing its axe, leaving them lost for all eternity?

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00Y5756TO/
Website: http://www.marymorganauthor.com

Angelica Prim said...
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Angelica Prim said...

Eastmont Clan--Jake (Paranormal Alpha Shifter)

by Angelica Primm

e-Edition $0.99

Drawn to work into a New York BDSM club under false pretenses, werewolf Christa Weldon couldn’t face the career her aunt offered to her. Even though Christa’s aunt drummed into her head that a real relationship with a human could never happen, Christa didn’t like the alternative. Fleeing from her aunt Christa took a train as far as her limited money would take her, Denver, Colorado.

Jake Jordan is the eldest of ten shifter brothers. His mother brutally murdered by an unknown were when they were young pups, Jake’s father sought to protect Jake and his brothers by taking them to his home in Alaska’s Tongas National Forest and raising them in secrecy forbidding the brothers to ever shift again. When the murderer of Jake’s mother gets dangerously close to the now grown young men, Jake’s father sends them to Eastmont, Colorado to expand the family transportation business.

When Jake and Christa meet they find themselves pulled together by their desires. But many family secrets on both sides swirl around them. Can they overcome their heritages to cement the bond that neither can deny?

http://amzn.to/1Qg05Ze

http://missprimm.com

Reggi Allder said...

NEW RELEASE
**************************HER COUNTRY HEART*****************
Review Goodreads …The interaction between the characters held my attention and I couldn't wait to find out what happened next. I don't want to spoil the ending for you by telling now, but it’s so emotional it is well worth reading all the way through. I hope the next Sierra Creek book comes out soon.

Sierra Creek Series book 1- Small town Big Love
Ever wonder what happened to your high school crush?
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?
US
http://www.amazon.com/Her-Country-Heart-Opposites-Attract-ebook/dp/B012U5UTGW/
UK
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Her-Country-Heart-Opposites-Attract-ebook/dp/B012U5UTGW/

Australia
http://www.amazon.com.au/Her-Country-Heart-Opposites-Attract-ebook/dp/B012U5UTGW/

Paty Jager said...

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

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.

Kindle http://www.amazon.com/Secrets-Mayan-Isabella-Mumphrey-Adventure-ebook/dp/B008SIB0C8
Nook http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/secrets-of-a-mayan-moon-paty-jager/1112373605
Kobo https://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/secrets-of-a-mayan-moon
Apple https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/secrets-of-a-mayan-moon/id775911405

http://www.patyjager.net

Sandra Cox said...

Ghost For Sale
Tasha rated it 5 of 5 stars
Loved this book, laughed and cried all the way through it. Definitely recommend!!
http://www.ekensingtonbooks.com/book.aspx/31737
Thanks!

Rachel Leigh Smith said...

My Name Is A'yen, book 1 of A'yen's Legacy, hero-centered futuristic/paranormal romance, $4.99

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: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00N06HCGG
Website with other stores: tiny.cc/mnia

stanalei said...

For IMPERFECT DREAM~PERFECT REALITY. (A Short Romantic Fantasy) 1.99 at most ebook outlets.

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

Thanks for letting me play!

Anonymous said...

Planting the Seeds of Love: A Novella (New Adult Romance, releasing mid-September)

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.

Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/26134330-planting-the-seeds-of-love

Follow my blog: http://princessofthelight.wordpress.com

MRS N aka N. N. Light

Andrea Parnell said...

DEVIL MOON by Andrea Parnell

Lovely as a mountain sunset, prickly as a cactus, Teddy Gamble runs her freight company with all the sass and spirit she has. She doesn't need a partner ... especially not the handsome Frenchman who just won half her business in a card game!

On the run from his past, a future in the Gamble Stage Line looks a lot like destiny to Rhys Delmar…even more so when he arrives in Wishbone, Arizona and meets the stunning, pistol-toting hellion Teddy.

From the first instant, Rhys and Teddy are like gunpowder and flint, igniting sparks fated to set the West on fire. But first they must overcome a gang of murderous outlaws and stop a cunning rival trying to strong-arm them out of business – then find their way through the lies and secrets to a loving future together beneath the wild, wicked, and wonderful…Devil Moon!

http://amzn.to/18mIRTb
http://andreaparnell.com/

Thanks EQ!

Sherry Ewing said...

Bestselling author Sherry Ewing presents the continuing saga of the MacLaren’s from If My Heart Could See You in A Knight To Call My Own.

When your heart is broken, is love still worth the risk?

Lynet of clan MacLaren knows how it feels to love someone and not have that love returned. After waiting for six long years, she has given up hope of Ian’s return. Her brother-in-law, the Devil’s Dragon of Berwyck, is tired of waiting for her to choose a husband and has decided a competition for the right to wed Lynet is just the thing his willful charge needs to force her hand.

Ian MacGillivray has returned to Berwyck Castle in search of a bride and who better than the young girl who cared for him all those years ago. But Lynet is anything but an easy conquest and he will need more than charm to win her hand in marriage.

From the English borders to the Highlands of Scotland, the chase is on for who will claim the fair Lynet. The price paid will indeed be high to ensure her safety and even higher to win her love.

Don’t miss out on Sherry’s other novels: If My Heart Could See You, a medieval romance and the beginning of her series; For All of Ever: The Knights of Berwyck, A Quest Through Time Novel (a medieval time travel romance) and Only For You, its sequel.


Amazon Buy Link

Sherry Ewing Website & Blog

Janice Croom said...

Death of an Island Tart
99 CENTS through September 15

She wanted a reconciliation.
She got a murder.
If you like a 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 makes a surprise visit to the Caribbean to try and reconcile with her boyfriend Terrence.

Unfortunately for her, Terrence has moved on and is about to marry hootchie-momma Barbie.

Unfortunately for him, the wedding is called because of death when his bride to be is found strangled. 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.

Unfortunately for them, it looks like the only way they’ll ever leave the island will be in a pine box.

Death of an Island Tart, look inside the book on Amazon
Janice Croom web site