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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Hump Day Blurb Share!


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Ruth A Casie said...

THE GUARDIAN’S WITCH – The Hump Day Blurb Share http://exquisitequills.blogspot.com/ #WriterWednesday #MustRead

England, 1290

Lord Alex Stelton can't resist a challenge, especially one with a prize like this: protect a castle on the Scottish border for a year, and it's his. Desperate for land of his own, he'll do anything to win the estate—even enter a proxy marriage to Lady Lisbeth Reynolds, the rumored witch who lives there.

Feared and scorned for her second sight, Lisbeth swore she'd never marry, but she is drawn to the handsome, confident Alex. She sees great love with him but fears what he would think of her gift and her visions of a traitor in their midst.

Despite his own vow never to fall in love, Alex can't get the alluring Lisbeth out of his mind and is driven to protect her when attacks begin on the border. But as her visions of danger intensify, Lisbeth knows it is she who must protect him. Realizing they'll secure their future only by facing the threat together, she must choose between keeping her magic a secret and losing the man she loves.

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Nancy said...

Not quite sure Desiree believes in love, it takes the wink from a cupid to get her heart rolling in the right direction, but is Garrett Jefferson the man of her dreams, her Cupid's Beau?

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Barbara White Daille said...

The Sheriff's Son by Barbara White Daille

Why is Tanner Jones back in town?

Seven-year-old Kevin has been a handful for single mom Sarah Lindstrom. And when the new sheriff shows up holding Kevin by the scruff of his neck for egging his car, she knows she's lost control.

Sheriff Tanner Jones has no idea Kevin is his son. He lost the right to that information when he abandoned Sarah soon after graduation. Just because he's back in town doesn't mean he can waltz into her life—and Kevin's. But Sarah can't deny the feelings she still has for Tanner, or how her son is benefiting from his attention.

When Tanner finds out the truth, what will he do?

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The Sheriff's Son, my first book, has been reissued in a larger print and e-book version, exclusively from Harlequin.

The Sheriff’s Son-Harlequin

The original version can still be found at your favorite e-tailers, including Amazon.

Amazon Author Page

Thanks for reading, and thanks to EQ for the chance to share.

P.J. MacLayne said...

Wolves' Knight by P.J. MacLayne

Tasha Roeper knows what it means to protect your own. So when her friend, Dot Lapahie, CEO of Lapahie Enterprises, suspects that the Free Wolves are under attack, Tasha immediately signs on to lead the investigation and guard Dot.

But Tasha's not convinced it's the Free Wolves that are the target. She fears that her own pack—the Fairwood Pack—are the actual quarry and Dot is only a decoy.

The deeper Tasha digs, the more puzzles she uncovers.

Torn between tradition and a changing world, will Tasha risk everything to save a friend—including her own life—when old enemies arise?

http://www.amazon.com/Wolves-Knight-Free-Book-ebook/dp/B0199BC6YI/

https://store.kobobooks.com/en-us/ebook/wolves-knight
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/wolves-knight-pj-maclayne/1123127673
https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/id1066865102

Margo Bond Collins said...

Legally Undead by Margo Bond Collins

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 sucking 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 to face them, Elle realizes Greg's body is gone—and her perfect life falls apart.

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Rose Anderson said...

Loving Leonardo by Rose Anderson

Bound by limits dictated by society, Art Historian Nicolas Halstead lived a guarded life until a tempest in the form of Elenora Schwaab blew into his world. At first Nicolas can’t decide if the audacious American is simply mad or plotting blackmail for not only does she declare knowledge of his homosexuality, she offers him a marriage proposal.

After Ellie tells him of a previously unknown work of Leonardo da Vinci, a book of erotic love poems and sketches dedicated to the artist’s long-time lover Salai, Nicolas joins her in a race to save the book from destruction. Along the way they encounter Historian Luca Franco and discover a comfortable compatibility that comes to redefine their long-held notions of love. The trio embarks on an adventure of sensual discovery, intrigue, and danger. Little do they know Leonardo da Vinci’s book is far more than meets the eye.
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Jacqueline Seewald said...

DARK MOON RISING by Jacqueline Seewald
A searing paranormal romance of passionate love and intense hate.

Cassandra Lowry has a sixth sense. She dreams about a handsome man making love to her. He appears to need and want her. However, danger and evil surround him. Her dreams and visions are disturbingly real. When Cass drives south, her sensitivity warns her that something is not right. She swerves to miss a deer and her car ends up in a ditch. Chased by two country boys, she gets lost in the forest and spends a night exposed to the elements, only to be found the next day by her dream man.
Set in the modern South, this novel reaches back into a troubled family heritage. Two female ghosts, women from different centuries, haunt male members of the Hunt family. The heroine of this sensual gothic romance is young, just graduated from college, and alone in the world. Although in danger herself, Cass seeks to solve the mystery and end the curse that enshrouds the family while at the same time finding the passionate love of her life.
Cassandra Lowry has a sixth sense. She dreams about a handsome man making love to her. He appears to need and want her. However, danger and evil surround him. Her dreams and visions are disturbingly real. When Cass drives south, her sensitivity warns her that something is not right. She swerves to miss a deer and her car ends up in a ditch. Chased by two country boys, she gets lost in the forest and spends a night exposed to the elements, only to be found the next day by her dream man.
Set in the modern South, this novel reaches back into a troubled family heritage. Two female ghosts, women from different centuries, haunt male members of the Hunt family. The heroine of this sensual gothic romance is young, just graduated from college, and alone in the world. Although in danger herself, Cass seeks to solve the mystery and end the curse that enshrouds the family, while at the same time finding the passionate love of her life.

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00Z7824A4/

https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/dark-moon-rising/id1020852100?mt=11


Mardi Maxwell said...

SOREN’S BONDMATE (Zarronian Warriors 3) on Kindle Unlimited
Love and passion in the stars.

Soren Valanson's mating fever has reached its limits and his death is eminent. As a Zarronian warrior he's determined to die in battle. He searches the Universe for a war and finds one on the planet of Krystali.

Skye is a Krystali enchantress. She can conjure the most deadly substance in the Universe but she can't use it to defend herself. For that she needs a worthy mate.

When Soren practically falls into her lap Skye breaks the law and claims him without his full consent. Trouble follows when an enemy reports her to the Krystali Kouncil. Now it’s up to Soren to save her.
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http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B017QT0PI4

Rosalie Redd said...

Come to Me: A Love in a Bottle Short Story by Rosalie Redd

A Lemurian god’s love potion falls through a portal and lands in Portland, Oregon’s Forest Park. Once discovered, the alluring liquid can ignite adventure and passion, perhaps leading to a meant-to-be love for those that open it—if they're brave enough to take the risk.

Cassandra Forsyth has a secret crush on a man she believes will never notice her. Adam Harkness doesn’t feel worthy of the tall, beautiful, yet shy, Cassandra. When they find themselves alone on a hike in Forest Park and discover an unusual bottle with a tempting fluid inside, their true passion inflames the hidden desires tucked away in their hearts.

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Kate Hill said...

Will Antonio's romantic confession win Orlanda's heart, or destroy their partnership? A partnership made in heaven/hell--they secretly lust after each other, but ... business first! How can they build a successful business together if their focus is on the bedroom instead of the bakery?

Everything Nice by Kate Hill
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Rachel Leigh Smith said...

My Name Is A'yen, paranormal sci-fi romance, currently FREE!

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.

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Margaret Fieland said...

Rob's Rebellion: Blurb
Colonel Rob Walker always does his duty, even when it means risking  shaky relationship with his family. When he's ordered to bring the treaty negotiations between the Terran Federation and the Aleyni to a successful conclusion, he's determined to do just that, even when both sides would rather he fail. How can Rob pull off a miracle and avoid a war, one where both sides could be destroyed?

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href="https://museituppublishing.com/bookstore/index.php/series/robs-rebellion-detail">Rob's Rebellion

Mary Thompson said...

Shapely & Stunning by Mary E Thompson

Lexi doesn’t believe in love. In her experience all love does is manipulate and hurt. Which is exactly why a friends-with-benefits relationship works best for her. Mike is gorgeous, funny, and just as driven as she is, which means he won’t want more.

But when Mike gets a promotion which makes him Lexi’s boss, she ends their relationship. She isn’t willing to sleep with her boss, especially when she’s up for his old job. She knows what people will think, and say, if they find out she’s sleeping with him. And Lexi doesn’t want anyone to think she doesn’t deserve the job, including herself.

There’s just two big problems with that. 1 – Lexi misses the sex. And if she’s honest, she misses Mike too. 2 – Mike isn’t willing to let Lexi go, even if he is her boss.

Lexi has to figure out what’s worse… sleeping with her boss or a life without good sex.

MaryEThompson.com
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L.M. Brown said...

Destiny & Dragons

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.

Website: https://lmbrownauthor.wordpress.com/
Amazon: http://mybook.to/DestinyandDragons

It is at all the other usual online stores too.

Vijaya Schartz, author said...

Beloved Crusader
1096 AD - To redeem a Pagan curse, Palatina the Fae braves the Christian world to embark on an expedition to free the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem from the Turks. Pierre de Belfort, Christian Knight of Lorraine, swore never to let a woman rule his life, and doesn't believe in love. Thrown together into the turmoil of the First Crusade, on a sacred journey to a land of fables, they must learn to trust each other. For in this war, the true enemy is not human... and discovery could mean burning at the stake. http://amzn.com/B00W3T24PK

Janice Croom said...

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 the prime murder suspect--CATASTROPHIC

Police Captain Cooper has hit his own glass ceiling. Solving this case quickly will break him through it, so Cooper doesn't care what's true. Since Kadence makes the easiest target, he's gunning for her.

Long buried secrets from the Civil Rights era seek vengeance from the grave. Kadence has more recent secrets to keep.

There are some things you don't delegate. Adding amateur sleuth to her resume, Kadence sets out to find the real killer. Failing that, she'll trade her red power suit for an orange jumpsuit.

Death of an Idiot Boss, look inside the book on Amazon
Visit Janice Croom’s web site to see more of her books.

Kris Jayne said...

Charming You
by Kris Jayne

Can she trust the charm of an ambitious man?

Micky Llewellyn has trusted men before—with disastrous results. Now, she’s focused on her career, her friends, and making sure she doesn’t let another charming man lie to her and break her heart.

Nick Halden’s life has unfolded according to plan. He’s on track to a partnership at one of Dallas’ premier law firms, and he’s marrying a woman who has the beauty, smarts, and connections to be the perfect wife. Or he thought he was.

Fate and a dead car battery throw Micky and Nick together, forcing them to question what they want. Nick’s charm makes Micky’s heart pound with desire and her gut twist with mistrust. Micky’s fire awakens a passion in Nick that flips his world upside down. With his personal and professional lives colliding in chaos, Nick has one way to make sure he gets what he wants, but it means betraying the woman he craves.

In their struggle to balance love and ambition, Micky and Nick will have to decide what they want and at what cost before they lose the one thing that matters.

Buy on Amazon - Just 99 cents
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Bonnie Phelps said...

Julia's Star by Bonnie Phelps

Book Blurb Wednesday:

You chug along life’s highway, minding your own business, and all of a sudden - wham - something smacks you upside the head. For smart and sassy widow, Julia Marlowe, it was something as simple as a flat tire that landed her squarely in the path of swashbuckling film star, Jason MacKenzie, who slams into her life with the force of an 18-wheeler.

She doesn’t want to like the guy. The lifestyle he represents stands contrary to everything she believes in. He has that Hollywood ‘love-them-and-leave-them’ attitude written all over him – but despite her best intentions, he has a way of getting under her skin. Besides, her kids like him and so far he hasn’t flinched at tarantulas, errant goats, space aliens and the chaos an active household creates.

Every girl dreams about the man who will light up her life. Can Jason be Julia's shining star?

Available at Amazon, iBooks, Barnes & Noble and Kobo. Links at http://www.itsinthestory.com/books.html

Sarah said...

She was destined to show him the joy and pain of living.

Joe Campbell has it all: money, success, and fame. As lead singer of alternative rock band Blind Man's Alibi, he holds the vague conviction that life on the road, and nights filled with meaningless sexual encounters, is enough. Until her - Emma Travers. She is a breath of fresh air. Sunshine to his darkness. The one who changes him, pushes him, and teaches him to truly live. He never imagines she is hiding a devastating secret. Or that the same emotion that could steal his heart, would ultimately break it.

Amazon: http://amzn.com/B0168SYTXQ
Website: http://www.SarahGrimm.com

Kelley Heckart said...

The Wolf Queen

A new twist on Beauty and the Beast and the Greek myth of Lycaon the werewolf. A Bronze Age fantasy, adventure, and romance set in Arcadia, the wild forests of the goddess Artemis… Game of Thrones meets The Iliad…


A tormented wolf man… A mysterious girl with a terrible secret…

Alara, a princess from a foreign land, is forced to wed the sorcerer-king Aramon, a power-hungry warlord, who discovers her dark secret and wants to use her to create an invincible army. When she meets Lycaon, she must decide if she should trust the cursed, tormented half-man half-wolf who might be her enemy or her true mate.

Lycaon, once a great king until he was cursed by Zeus to be a werewolf, is drawn to the mysterious princess. He is torn between helping Alara escape and using her to gain power over those who despise him.

Secrets abound and old enemies are reunited to battle Aramon before his terrible plan is unleashed. Time is running out as the dark moon approaches. Soon, Arcadia will be overrun with an unstoppable, vicious army unless Aramon can be defeated. To prevent his victory, the cost is high. As Lycaon’s affection for Alara grows, it becomes more difficult for him to decide which to save: Arcadia or her.

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bluemistlizzi said...

A Long Trail Rolling
by
Lizzi Tremayne

Growing up in the 1860’s Old West, Aleksandra was trained in the Cossack arts by her father. Now she's alone, running to prevent her pa's killer from discovering their family secret. Disguised as a Pony Express rider in Utah Territory, she finds herself in even deeper trouble when she rides full speed into the middle of the Indian Paiute Wars. Her alluring Californio boss Xavier has a strength to match her own, but against ever-increasing odds, can they overcome their differences soon enough to evade both the Indians on the warpath and the man who's already killed Aleksandra's father—and set his sights on her?

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Mickie Sherwood said...

Will the Bayou Cowboy's affections corral the Skeptical Surrogate's love?

Templet's Tasty Tails

Web Designer Erika Washington's contract with her childhood best friend covers all possibilities about her pregnancy. But one unpredictable event redirects her future. As a donor-surrogate, what does one do when fate changes the plan and claims the lives of the intended parents? If you're the selfless, strong-willed Erika Washington, you mount a defense to keep your baby.

Entrepreneur Booker Templet, owner of Templet's Tasty Tails, secretly agrees to help his first cousin by being a donor for his baby. However, unfortunate circumstances change the course of Booker’s life. After he learns the identity of the other donor, Booker plans to be a part of his child's life. No matter what.

Will Erika and Booker battle over custody of the baby? Will their horrible loss help them find consolation in each other's arms? Or will fate intervene yet again?




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~~Sweet, spicy romance – a heartbeat away! ~~
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Iris B said...

INNOCENT TEARS

Becoming a parent can be daunting at the best of times, but for Flynn, a business lawyer in Melbourne, it almost pulls the feet from right underneath him. He’s become a father to six-year-old Nadine literally overnight! He had no idea about her existence, and the news throws him into chaos, even more so when he is asked to take over custody.

With the help of Emma, an employee at the hotel where Nadine and her grandparents are staying, and his parents, Flynn tries to do the right thing. Yet, the right thing in his eyes differs from his parents’, and Emma is voicing her opinion as well. And right in the middle is little Nadine, still grieving the loss of her mother and finding a wonderful friend in Emma. There’s no doubt she’s afraid where and with whom she will settle.

But in the end, it’s a letter Flynn receives that helps him figuring out what to do.

http://www.amazon.com/Innocent-Tears-Iris-Blobel-ebook/dp/B009CK7HSC/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8

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Toni V. Sweeney said...

LOVE IS SILENT

When Anna Leighton, a teacher of the deaf, is sent to Mayfield Manor to instruct Lady Eleanor Woods’ younger brother in sign language, she discovers her new pupil isn’t a child as she supposed but an adult.
David Woods, twenty-seventh Baron Mayfield, has been deaf since the age of five. Now he’s fast approaching his majority and a competency hearing a greedy cousin has filed in an attempt to get his inheritance. If Anna can teach David to communicate, it will prove him mentally capable but she first has to break through fifteen years of mental barriers. In the process, a quick-witted young man is revealed, eager to embrace the world Anna opens to him…

Unfortunately, David has his own ideas about that world, and they involved Anna in a very intimate way. He falls in love with his teacher and though Anna fights the feelings, she finds herself returning David’s affection.
Is she betraying the trust of a naïve student placed in her care, or is David more knowledgeable than even his sister suspects?

http://www.classactbooks.com/index.php/component/virtuemart/romance/love-is-silent-detail?Itemid=0