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Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Hump Day Blurb Share!


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15 comments:

Charlotte Daly said...

BRAND NEW RELEASE! Contemporary Romance, Book I The Lake George Series, Memories of You:

Three years ago Zoe’s happily-ever-after shattered when her husband was murdered and she was brutally raped. In an attempt to reclaim her life and bury her demons, Zoe sets out for picturesque Lake George, New York, and a visit to the treasured family cottage she recently inherited. But what she finds is a rundown shack.

The neighboring resort owner, Jason Rolland immediately invites Zoe to stay at his upscale lodge. He’s determined to get rid of the eye-sore next door, the last reminder of his less-than-perfect childhood. Now, he needs to charm the red-haired beauty into selling. A challenge he’s definitely up for.

Zoe is attracted to the tall, dark-haired charmer with the intoxicating blue eyes, but is Jason the man who can help her heal or will his player past break her fragile heart?

Lachesis Publishing

Charlotte Daly Website

Chris Redding said...

You just can't hide from the past...

Mallory Sage lives in a small, idyllic town where nothing ever happens. Just the kind of life she has always wanted. No one, not even her fellow volunteer firefighters, knows about her past life as an agent for Homeland Security.

Former partner and lover, Trey McCrane, comes back into Mallory's life. He believes they made a great team once, and that they can do so again. Besides, they don't have much choice. Paul Stanley, a twisted killer and their old nemesis, is back.

Framed for a bombing and drawn together by necessity, Mallory and Trey go on the run and must learn to trust each other again―if they hope to survive. But Mallory has been hiding another secret, one that could destroy their relationship. And time is running out. Blonde Demolition http://amzn.com/B0065KM0DY

Diane Wickles said...

Celebrate Chinese New Year with a copy of 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?

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

Barbara White Daille said...

The Cowboy's Little Surprise - book 1 in The Hitching Post Hotel series.

THE LONG WAY HOME

A guy like Cole Slater is hard to forget. Tina Sanchez should know—for years since high school she's tried to bury the pain of Cole's cruel betrayal. But it's impossible to ignore the man she sees reflected in her young son's eyes now that Cole is back in her life—and about to meet the child he never knew he had.

Returning home to New Mexico, Cole is determined to put his playboy reputation to rest. Especially now that he knows there's a little boy looking up to him. And seeing Tina again reignites all the feelings Cole ran from as a teen. Despite his fear that he can't be the man Tina deserves, he's determined to try. For his son's sake—and his own.

The Cowboy’s Little Surprise

www.BarbaraWhiteDaille.com

Thanks for your interest, and thanks, EQ, for the chance to share.

Caroline Clemmons said...

Blurb for AMANDA'S RANCHER:
One desperate young woman.
A chance meeting.
A life-changing outcome.

Growing up in a brothel, Mara O'Sullivan battled public disdain and contempt, but always remained kind-hearted and gracious. After testifying against vicious bank robbers, her life is threatened and Mara must find sanctuary far from everything she knows.

One train ride changes her life as she fatefully meets a half-sister and a niece she never knew existed. But when circumstances end her sister's life, Mara makes a promise that she'll raise her niece as her own and take her sister's place as Preston Kincaid's mail-order-bride. As Mara and Preston grow closer, their marriage no longer seems like a ruse, but a relationship of love, passion, and desire.

Mara's past comes back to haunt her and she finds herself in danger—will her new husband forgive Mara's deceit and protect her as his own?

www.carolineclemmons.com

Janice Croom said...

Looking for a great read?
Curl up on the couch with Kadence MacBride in Death of an Idiot Boss.

Not your average sleuth.
“I peeled the newspaper from my butt, emerged from the tow truck as a queen would from her carriage and glided in the building."

Not your average mystery.
Ever since he'd tap danced on her last nerve, Kadence had dreamed of smacking her new boss upside his head, but she never dreamed somebody would do it for real and that she’d wind up the prime suspect. The key to solving the murder lies within the African-American community she'd largely abandoned in her climb up the corporate ladder. Can she go home again?

If you like a sleuth with attitude. You’ll love Kadence MacBride.
Free with Kindle Unlimited and Amazon Prime.

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

Rosalie Redd said...

Come to Me: A Love in a Bottle Short Story

Blurb:
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.

Rosalieredd.com
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Helen Pollard said...

HOLDING BACK is currently on sale for only 0.99!

Blurb:

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?

Universal Amazon link: viewBook.at/HoldingBack
Website: http://helenpollardwrites.wordpress.com

Ruth A Casie said...

THE GUARDIAN’S WITCH

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.

www.RuthACasie.blogspot.com

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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.

Only .99 for a limited time.
kelleyheckart.com

bluemistlizzi said...

A LONG TRAIL ROLLING

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?


Who would like to read this story?
A saga of the Old West with a multicultural cast of those who make up America, it would interest readers who enjoy Westerns, horses, American Indians, immigrants, and the Pony Express.

Thanks for Reading!

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Kim McMahill said...

Their love is forbidden…their lives in danger…

Trapped in a dystopian America where men are being exterminated and relationships are forbidden, Nyla is determined to change the course of her future and protect Ethan. Fleeing means abandoning her grandmother and imprisoned mother, but Nyla and her friends will do anything to escape an authoritarian government which has stolen their freedom and prohibits personal expression of any kind.

Desperate and dreaming of a new life, the group makes a run for the Mexican border through the inhospitable Big Bend region of Texas. Persistent patrols track and corner them, while a vast and desolate landscape inhabited by brazen predators tests their ability to survive.

Will they live to realize their dreams of a new life and a chance at love?

Get Deadly Exodus by Kim McMahill for just $0.99 on Amazon Here

For more info, please follow my blog at http://kimmcmahill.blogspot.com or on twitter at https://twitter.com/kimmcmahill

Jina Bacarr said...

Getting clean ain't easy...even for a princess.

Born a princess, Violetta of Monterra is living the fairy tale. She has everything she wants. Designer purses and shoes, a party lifestyle and she’s as thin as a smartphone.

She’s also a meth addict.

If she doesn’t get clean, she’ll lose everything. Her title, her family. Her soul.

Learning how to survive in rehab is only the first step to gaining her sobriety. Once she finishes the program, the real challenge comes when Violetta goes back to her fancy Swiss boarding school. His name is Chace. Her first crush . . . and the guy who got her hooked on meth. Trusting him won’t keep her sober.

Then there’s Troy, the new hottie in school. Can he save her from relapse? And from losing everything precious to her before she goes down that rabbit hole for the last time?
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Royal Dare (The Royals of Monterra) is available on Amazon Kindle

Blog: Once Upon a Story

Thank you, Exquisite Quills!
Jina

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.To read excerpts, go to http://www.MaryMarvella.com
www.amazon.com/Cheerleader-Dad-Mary-Marvella-ebook/dp/B013OND3I0/

Iris B said...

ECHOES OF THE PAST

Emily Bradshaw waited over twenty years to see Connor again…

When her childhood friend, Connor Walsh, returns home to see his ailing father, Emily is elated to be reunited with the handsome man who moved to London so many years ago. But excitement fades to disappointment when he doesn’t remember her—or their first kiss. With her crush on Connor still in full swing, she’s determined to enjoy the short time he’s in Fermosa Bay, even though she knows her heart will break when he returns to his life in London.

When Connor receives news that his biological father is terminally ill, he returns to Fermosa Bay, Australia.

With memories of his childhood tucked fondly in the back of his mind, returning to the small, coastal town leaves him to wonder how life would have been if his mother had never taken him away. Would he have been married and had children? Perhaps with Emily Bradshaw…

Secrets from long ago begin to unfold…

As Connor and his father grow closer, Connor learns his parents have a broken love story of their own. Will the echoes of the past lure him into staying, maybe for good? Or will he relive his parents’ tragic story and flee to London?

Walking away from a real chance at true love…

http://www.amazon.com/Echoes-Past-Fermosa-Bay-Book-ebook/dp/B01BFWMX88/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8

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