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Wednesday, January 13, 2016

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.
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27 comments:

Lorna Peel said...

Into The Unknown by Lorna Peel

London on 3 September 1939 is in upheaval. War is inevitable. Into this turmoil steps Kate Sheridan, newly arrived from Ireland to live with her aunt and uncle, and look for work. When she meets Flight Lieutenant Charlie Butler sparks fly, but he is a notorious womaniser. Should she ignore all the warnings and get involved with a ladies man whose life will be in daily danger?

Charlie Butler has no intention of getting involved with a woman. But when he meets Kate his resolve is shattered. Should he allow his heart to rule his head and fall for a nineteen-year-old Irish girl while there is a war to fight?

Private conflicts and personal doubts are soon overshadowed. Will the horrors of war bring Kate and Charlie together or tear them apart?

Amazon
Goodreads
Excerpt

gemwriter said...

Phantom Traces by Claire Gem

A history professor in a tweed jacket, a cheeky Goth chick, and a pipe-smoking, book-hurling ghost. Put them all together in an antiquated library and, well…

Professor Jack Wood’s silver-streaked hair definitely ages him, and he can thank Killer Dawn for that. He won’t be falling into the love trap again anytime real soon. But this new librarian has him curious, with her head-to-toe black Goth garb, piercings, and a defiant attitude to match. Definitely not his type of girl, but still…

Abigail Stryker’s got her work cut out for her. The last two librarians didn’t last a month before airborne books chased them off. But Abby’s determined to make her new life a go–and to stay as far away from older men as possible. Once was enough. Might be tough to do when the library’s best patron is none other than dreamy-eyed Jack Wood. And it seems the eccentric ghost may have taken a shine to her as well.

Claire Gem Website
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Margo Bond Collins said...

A reluctant vampire hunter, stalking New York City as only a scorned bride can.

Elle Dupree has her life all figured out: first a wedding, then her Ph.D., then swank faculty parties where she’ll serve wine and cheese and introduce people to her husband the lawyer.

But those plans disintegrate when she walks in on a vampire draining the blood from her fiancé Greg. Horrified, she screams and runs--not away from the vampire, but toward it, brandishing a wooden letter opener.

As she slams the improvised stake into the vampire’s heart, a team of black-clad men bursts into the apartment. Turning around to face them, Elle discovers that Greg’s body is gone—and her perfect life falls apart.

Legally Undead by Margo Bond Collins

Only $.99 this week!

Amazon

World Weaver Press

Diane Wickles said...

HONG KONG TREASURE
Deshi Han, a martial arts actor and director, thinks a serious relationship would hamper his career. On a charity trip to the Philippines he agrees to take a young American woman back to Hong Kong to rest and regain her memory.
Once back in Hong Kong, Deshi reluctantly allows the young woman, whom he names Annie, to accompany him on the movie sets and on his trips across China. Despite his attempts to remain aloof with Annie, a romance develops between them.
Meanwhile, Annie is troubled by nightmares which allude to a danger lurking from her past and someone on Deshi’s crew is trying to sabotage their budding romance. As Deshi is forced repeatedly to disrupt his work schedule to protect Annie, it serves to confirm his belief that careers and relationships don’t mix.
But when it looks like Deshi will lose Annie, and he risks everything to save her, will it be too late?

http://www.amazon.com/Hong-Kong-Treasure-Dominik-Wickles/dp/1628279826/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1452695281&sr=1-1&keywords=hong+kong+treasure

Read excerpt: https://romancebyddominikwickles.wordpress.com/hong-kong-treasure/excerpt/

Devon McKay said...

Thanks Rose for such a great opportunity. This is the blurb from my book Staking A Claim by Devon McKay

For most people, seeing Alaska is a dream come true. For Miami Beach resident, Samantha Held, it is merely a job assignment. Creating an advertisement for vacationing in the state gets her one step closer to achieving her career goal—partnership in Kolinsky’s Advertisement Agency.
Blake Langford is not willing to accept any exploitation of his beloved state, no matter how desirable the striking, southern blonde bombshell with fiery green eyes is, and he’s determined to sabotage Sam’s goal in every way. Falling in love with the enemy, however, was never part of the plan.

http://www.amazon.com/Staking-Claim-Devon-McKay-ebook/dp/B014BWB7Q8/ref=sr_1_3?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1452634712&sr=1-3&keywords=devon+mckay

Devon McKay said...

Oops. I forgot to mention that Staking A Claim is on sale for .99 cents until January 22, 2016

Jacqueline Seewald said...

Devil or Angel? Which boyfriend will Danna choose?

Danna Webster, a shy fifteen-year-old high school student with a talent for art, is studying in the school library with her friend Joyce when a dark, handsome boy starts flirting with her. Rich bad boy, Kevin Moore, continues to pursue her. But Danna is pulled in another direction by Gar Hansen, football quarterback and honor student who has been assigned as Danna’s math tutor. What is Kevin’s connection to the eerie stranger who offers Danna everything she could ever want in life—in return for her soul?

THE DEVIL AND DANNA WEBSTER, YA romance in ALL digital formats+print.
“this is a well written, beautifully paced novel, with lots of clever dialogue, and excellent in-depth characterization--as well as romance!”
Nancy Means Wright
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00JZYXW7K/

https://itunes.apple.com/us/author/jacqueline-seewald/id404379598?mt=11

Marie Higgins said...

Thanks for this opportunity, Rose!

When a beautiful woman claiming to be a ghost from 1912 appears in Nick Marshal’s new office and begs for help in solving her murder, he’s intrigued enough to consider her plea. A scandal that rocked Hollywood almost destroyed his law practice, so taking on a client who insists she’s dead seems a good way to refresh his career. The more history he uncovers, the deeper he falls for the ghost.

Abigail Carlisle believes Nick is her heart’s true desire, but how can happily ever after happen when she’s already dead?

WAITING FOR YOU by Marie Higgins is a Paranormal/Time-Travel Romance filled with humor and intrigue as the characters try to track down who murdered Abigail. "I got this book this morning...and could NOT put it down. 3 hours of I should have been cleaning went to getting into this story, and finishing it. Mystery, romance, intrigue, and happily ever after are found here. You must read this story."

Kindle - http://amzn.com/B00EQQMACU
Paperback - http://amzn.com/1492330302
Audio - http://amzn.com/B00WH0FQH8

http://mariehiggins84302.blogspot.com

Vamp Writer said...

Must all vampires be blood-sucking monsters or can there be good ones to counter the evil in this world?

Blurb: "I believe I have found my holy grail of vampire novels..." This is what one reader said about "Immortal Relations." Each story is a stand alone novel available from Amazon in print or digitally (the latter for $.99). Book #1 http://amazon.com/dp/B006ZCBT6G
Book #2 http://amazon.com/dp/B00A4IEHL6
Book #3 http://amazon.com/dp/B00G5BQS18

Marlie Monroe said...

Bear Protection by Marlie Monroe

She ran from the man who hurt her. Can she trust the one who wants to claim her forever?

A safe refuge…

Sophie has moved across the state to escape her abusive ex. Deep in the heart of shifter territory, the last thing she’s looking for is a new relationship. But after she bumps into a sexy stranger at the grocery store, she can’t get him out of her mind.

A deep instinct…

Grizzly shifter Rick doesn’t let many people close—especially humans—but it’s impossible to resist the pull of his mate. The need to care for her and protect her pulses with every beat of his heart. How can he tell a woman who’s learned not to trust that she belongs to him?

A deadly game…

When Sophie’s ex tracks her down, he’ll stop at nothing to take his revenge. She's determined to fight him, but without Rick's help, her chance at a new life—any life—could be gone forever. Can the shifter keep his mate safe long enough for them to have their happy ending?

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B019YOL3EO

Rosemary Gemmell said...

Here's the blurb for my Number 1 best selling book on Amazon UK as of today, The Highland Lass!

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.

Amazon US

Rosemary Gemmell

Rose Anderson said...

Huge congrats, Rosemary!

Rosalie Redd said...

Thanks for the opportunity to post! Here's the blurb for my debut novel, Untouchable Lover by Rosalie Redd

A devastating war…
Across the globe, shape-shifting Lemurian warriors battle against a deadly enemy in the dark of night. The prize—Earth’s most precious resource—water, and the fate of humankind. To unite the soldiers, Lemurian gods send the diverse species to the underground Keep to join forces with their brethren and contend against their adversary.

An illicit allure…
While searching for his missing healer, King Noeh didn’t expect to find an unusual, green-eyed female chained to the wall in an abandoned asylum deep in the woods, evidence of her torment in the branding iron at her feet. Captivated, he rescues the petite female and brings her to his underground home. Despite the requirement to select a queen of his species by the next new moon or lose his crown, a forbidden attraction blooms.

A tormented soul…
Haunted by the memory of her dead mate and child, Melissa can’t escape her past or her future. On the run from her controlling master, she didn’t intend to get captured by the enemy, or be rescued by a brooding, handsome king. When she succumbs to her need for a male’s blood and drinks from the honorable king, she can’t ignore the compelling desire he ignites in her soul.

Rosalieredd.com
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Anonymous said...

Hi everyone. Here is my blurb for my new MM romance, Destiny & Dragons, which is out next week.

When Lord Marcus set out on his quest, it seemed a simple enough task to accomplish. Slay the dragon and rescue the princess, securing his father's approval and earning his happily ever after—only the princess is a witch and the dragon is nowhere to be seen. Instead he finds a young man who has a very big secret and is in far greater need of rescuing. Marcus's well planned quest might have taken an unexpected turn, but his happy ending could still be within his grasp, if he can earn the trust of a dragon who has been betrayed and hurt by everyone he has ever known.

My site: https://lmbrownauthor.wordpress.com
By link: http://firebornpublishing.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_bookx_info&cPath=4&products_id=183

Sorry for having to post as anonymous. Whenever I try to post with my WP details it just previews it over and over again with no option to do anything else.

Anonymous said...

BUY link even. I promise my books are edited far better than this comment was. ;-)

L.M. Brown

Angelina Jameson said...

Thank you for letting us share our blurbs. :)

On the eve of his Grand Tour of the Continent, Charles shares an unexpected kiss with his childhood friend Lily. A year later Charles returns to England due to the death of his father. The old marquess controlled his son’s life and attempts to do so even in death. Charles must have an arranged marriage to his childhood friend or lose his fortune.

Lily grew up in a happy household and knows she loves her friend. Charles’s parents couldn’t stand the sight of each other and lived separate lives. He isn’t sure what married love is.

A journal of Charles’s travels may hold the answer to whether these friends live happily ever after or whether they made the biggest mistake of their lives.

This Regency Christmas novella is currently 99 cents or FREE on Kindle Unlimited.
http://www.amazon.com/Marquesss-Christmas-Regency-Holiday-Novella-ebook/dp/B018SLQM3G

Kryssie Fortune said...

Coming 19th January at Loose Id

To Seduce an Omega

To escape his enemies’ stronghold, Titus—the next Rock Prowler alpha—must seduce Viola, the pack’s omega that he’s insulted and reviled. Can she accept a wolf rejected by his true mate?

http://www.loose-id.com/scattered-siblings-4-to-seduce-an-omega.html

Kryssie Fortune said...

Coming 19th January at Loose Id

To Seduce an Omega

To escape his enemies’ stronghold, Titus—the next Rock Prowler alpha—must seduce Viola, the pack’s omega that he’s insulted and reviled. Can she accept a wolf rejected by his true mate?

http://www.loose-id.com/scattered-siblings-4-to-seduce-an-omega.html

itlnbrt said...

In My Mother's Footsteps by Jennifer Garcia

Blurb:
Anela Alborn’s life is a lie. After growing up without the love of a father, her mother reveals his identity. Tragedy strikes and she sets off on an adventure that leads to more than she could ever imagine. Bumping into Christian Sivers distracts her from the real man of her dreams, her father. Will he live up to her dreams? And does she follow in her mother’s footsteps?

Amazon Book Link
Jennifer Garcia, Author

Ruth A Casie said...

The Druid Knight Tales by Ruth A. Casie

Maximilian, the druid Grand Master, was given a year to find his soul mate. On the final day, the sacred mistletoe has shriveled and died—proclaiming his failure. He must do what no other Grand Master has done before and journey to meet with the Ancestors formally relinquish his title.
Ellyn of Brodgar has the gift of healing. But each use of her magick, through a kiss, depletes her energy and brings her closer to death. Time is running out as she searches for a way to continue saving lives—especially her own.
Max and Ellyn are tossed into the Otherworld together—a place filled with magick and wonder, it’s also fraught with danger, traps, and death. They have only until the third sunset to find the Ancestors, or be lost to the world forever. The domineering druid must work with the stubborn healer, not only for survival, but for the promise of the future—a future together.
Fifteen years later. See how the man destined for Max and Ellyn’s daughter takes the first steps in becoming a druid knight.
Arik, son of Fendrel and Dimia, prepares for training with his adopted brother, Bran, setting into motion a ripple effect that will carry love, betrayal, and death across the centuries.

Free at:
Amazon: http://bit.ly/DruidKnightTales
BN: http://bit.ly/DruidKnightTalesBN
iBook: http://bit.ly/DruidKnightTalesiBook
KOBO: http://bit.ly/KOBO_DruidKnightTales

Ruth A. Casie www.RuthACasie.com

Ruth A Casie said...

The Druid Knight Tales by Ruth A. Casie

Maximilian, the druid Grand Master, was given a year to find his soul mate. On the final day, the sacred mistletoe has shriveled and died—proclaiming his failure. He must do what no other Grand Master has done before and journey to meet with the Ancestors formally relinquish his title.
Ellyn of Brodgar has the gift of healing. But each use of her magick, through a kiss, depletes her energy and brings her closer to death. Time is running out as she searches for a way to continue saving lives—especially her own.
Max and Ellyn are tossed into the Otherworld together—a place filled with magick and wonder, it’s also fraught with danger, traps, and death. They have only until the third sunset to find the Ancestors, or be lost to the world forever. The domineering druid must work with the stubborn healer, not only for survival, but for the promise of the future—a future together.
Fifteen years later. See how the man destined for Max and Ellyn’s daughter takes the first steps in becoming a druid knight.
Arik, son of Fendrel and Dimia, prepares for training with his adopted brother, Bran, setting into motion a ripple effect that will carry love, betrayal, and death across the centuries.

Free at:
Amazon: http://bit.ly/DruidKnightTales
BN: http://bit.ly/DruidKnightTalesBN
iBook: http://bit.ly/DruidKnightTalesiBook
KOBO: http://bit.ly/KOBO_DruidKnightTales

Ruth A. Casie www.RuthACasie.com

Nic Starr said...

Rustic Melody by Nic Starr

M/M Romance. Releases on 26th January. Available for pre-order now.

Adam Chambers has never seen eye-to-eye with his father and is reluctant to take over the family’s property-development company. To clear his head and work out what he wants to do with the rest of his life, Adam leaves his responsibilities in the city and heads out to see the country.

He isn’t much closer to deciding what to do with his life when he arrives at one of Australia’s largest events, the Tamworth Country Music Festival, and meets Joey Callaway.

Since Joey’s father’s tragic death left Joey the family’s debt-ridden pub, Joey has struggled, desperate to turn the business around and give his mum the life she deserves. A break away from the pressures of running the pub is just what he needs, and a hook-up with Adam is the perfect way to forget about his troubles.

The one-night stand might just be an opening act. If Adam and Joey can follow the music in their hearts, perhaps they can heal each other and create a melody that will last a lifetime.

AMAZON US: http://amzn.to/1OD7XFw
AMAZON UK: http://amzn.to/1ZdfNwA
AMAZON AU: http://bit.ly/1Rcxesp
ALL ROMANCE eBOOKS: http://bit.ly/1O7zoWo

www.nicstarr.com

Kate Hill/Saloni Quinby said...

Inspired by his angelic face, Elaine of Rockland calls the injured man she has plucked from the sea and nursed back to health Gabriel. With no memory of who he was before, Gabriel has nevertheless retained his skills as a healer and a warrior and uses both to aid the people who saved his life, building a new life for himself in Rockland. But despite the irresistible passion that ignites between him and Elaine, and the love that neither can deny, his past catches up with both of them and threatens to destroy them.

The Mad Knight's Bride
by Kate Hill
http://kate-hill.com/themadknightsbride.html

Reggi Allder said...

Her Country Heart by Reggi Allder
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? She 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 her 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 is for you.
Amazon:
US
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
UK:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0992114845
AU:
http://www.amazon.com.au/Her-Country-Heart-Opposites-Attract-ebook/dp/B012U5UTGW/
CA:
http://www.amazon.ca/Her-Country-Heart-Opposites-Attract-ebook/dp/B012U5UTGW

www.amazon.com/author/reggiallder

Mary Marvella said...

Cheerleader Dad
A sweet contemporary romance reminiscent of the Parent Trap movies. Single parents raising eleven year old daughters must try to resist the ploys their children use to push them together as well as the growing attraction that sparks between
them.


www.amazon.com/Cheerleader-Dad-Mary-Marvella-ebook/dp/B013OND3I0/

Colleen Myers said...

Nineteen-year-old Elizabeth ‘Beta’ Camden is a survivor.

When the E’mani—those pale alien freaks—destroy Earth with a plague of madness and scoop up the remains, Beta is one of the ‘lucky’ ones. For years, she endures their tortures, experiments and games. Then one day, she manages to escape their ship with her life, and no memory of her time with them.

Stranded on their world, Beta wanders the mountains, looking for a way home. She stumbles onto the Fost—the E’mani’s ancient enemy. Their war with the Imani is old and rooted in magic that the Fost once had and the Imani crave. Magic Beta soon discovers she’s developing along with strange tattoos and disturbing glimpses of her past. The Fost take her in and train her in their ways. As she spends more time with them, she falls in love with their culture and with Marin—he of the hot hands and slit eyes.

But the E’mani took her for a reason and they want her back—dead or alive. If Beta doesn’t remember that reason soon, they’re all going to die.

http://www.amazon.com/Must-Remember-Colleen-S-Myers-ebook/dp/B016ST45VQ/ref=pd_rhf_dp_p_img_1?ie=UTF8&refRID=0BY58Q82YGKFD0HFEXPH

website: www.csmyersmusings.com

TessaBerkley said...

Glory Beebe intends to fulfill her deceased father’s dream of breeding bulls for the rodeo. When her foreman offers her ranch as a refuge for a rodeo rider broken in body and spirit, she must pull her own broken and betrayed heart together and do her best to accommodate a man who was a hero in her eyes. Once bitten twice shy, it won't be easy.
Still limping, and haunted by being trampled, champion bull rider, Travis Hargrove fears he's lost his courage, yet he's determined to win back his place in the competition. When the rodeo instead offers him the job of outside stock contractor, Travis hesitates. Being near a woman with spunk and the bluest eyes he’s ever seen is not what he needs. But it might be enough to get him back on the road to Glory.
A scarred hero. A man-shy heroine. Can the fulfillment of a dream save them both?

bitly.com/1Jh9cYA