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Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Hump Day Blurb Share! #HumpDay


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8 comments:

lornapeel.com said...

Sophia Nelson returns to her hometown in Yorkshire, England to begin a new job as tour guide at Heaton Abbey House. There, she meets the reclusive Thomas, Baron Heaton, a lonely workaholic.

Despite having a rule never to become involved with her boss, Sophia can’t deny how she finds him incredibly attractive.

When she overhears the secret surrounding his parentage, she is torn. But is it the attraction or the fear of opening a Pandora’s box that makes her keep quiet about it?

How long can she stay at the abbey knowing what she does?

New Blood by Lorna Peel

Pre-order at Amazon
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P.J. MacLayne said...

The Marquesa's Necklace by P.J. MacLayne

Harmony Duprie enjoyed her well-ordered life in the quiet little town of Oak Grove—until her arrest for drug trafficking. Cleared of all charges, she wants nothing more than to return to the uneventful lifestyle of a historical researcher she once savored.

But when her beloved old car “George” is stolen and explodes into a ball of flames, it sets off a series of events that throws her plans into turmoil. Toss in a police detective that may or may not be interested in her, an attractive but mysterious stranger on her trail, and an ex-boyfriend doing time, and Harmony’s life freefalls into a downward spiral of chaos.

Now she has to use her research skills to figure out who is behind the sinister incidents plaguing her, and why. And she better take it seriously, like her life depends upon finding the right answers.

Because it might.

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00LF11HB4


Nightingale said...

Sinner's Opera - Linda Nightingale (Obsession Series):

Morgan D’Arcy is a classical pianist, an English lord and a vampire. He has everything except what he desires most—Isabeau. When she was a child, he appeared to her as the Angel Gabriel, influencing her life and career choice, preparing her to become Lady D’Arcy. Many forces oppose Morgan’s daring plan—not the least of which is Vampyre law. A vampire must not sire a child on a mortal.

Isabeau Gervase is a brilliant geneticist engaged to a prominent attorney. Though she no longer believes in angels, she sees a ticket to a Nobel Prize in the genetic puzzle presented by her long-absent childhood friend. She intends to unravel Gabriel’s secrets, using the DNA contained in a lock of his hair and identify the non-human species she named the Angel Genome.

Morgan is ready to come back into Isabeau’s life, but this time as a man—and a vampire—not an angel. Will he outsmart his enemies, protect his beloved and escape death himself? For the first time in eternity, the clock is ticking.

www.lindanightingale.com - Buy link available.

Marie Laval said...

ANGEL HEART, Regency by Marie Laval
Angel Heart is a lavish mix of romance, adventure, and a hint of the supernatural, largely set in France against the turbulent background of Napoleon’s return from Elba.

Devonshire, January 1815.

Marie-Ange, the young widow of an English officer, accepts an inheritance in France only to find that everything in Beauregard is not as it seems. Why is the sinister Malleval so obsessed with her family? And could her darling Christopher still be alive? Marie-Ange finds herself trapped in a dangerous web of lies, intrigue, and mystical possession, and the only person to whom she can turn for help is Capitaine Hugo Saintclair. Yet the enigmatic Hugo represents a danger of a different kind …
Available from Amazon
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Angel-Heart-Marie-Laval-ebook/dp/B012WQ87HC/ref=pd_sim_351_3?ie=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=CKG3KJNA46SV978S7NP7

Marie Laval said...

THE DREAM CATCHER, historical romance by Marie Laval
Book One in the Dancing for the Devil trilogy

Can her love heal his haunted heart? - Cape Wrath, Scotland, November 1847.

Bruce McGunn is a man as brutal and unforgiving as his land. Discharged from the army, he is haunted by the spectres of his fallen comrades and convinced he is going mad. And he is running out of time to save his estate from the machinations of Cameron McRae, heir to the McGunn's ancestral enemies. When the clipper carrying McRae’s new bride is caught in a violent storm and docks at Wrath harbour, Bruce decides to revert to the old ways and hold the clipper and the woman to ransom. However, far from the spoilt heiress he expected, Rose is genuine, funny and vulnerable – a ray of sunshine in the long, harsh winter that has become his life.
Rose is determined to escape Wrath and its proud master – the man she calls McGlum.
Will she be reunited with Cameron McRae, the dazzlingly handsome aristocrat she married after a whirlwind romance in Algiers, or will she risk her heart and her honour to help Bruce discover the truth about his past and solve the brutal murders committed on his land?

The Dancing for the Devil trilogy also includes Blue Bonnets and Sword Dance.
Available from Amazon
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Dream-Catcher-Dancing-Devil-Book-ebook/dp/B017D73N0Q/ref=pd_sim_351_7?ie=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=MK4VKDB7H3R8DP0QW6Q8

Marie Laval said...

THE LION'S EMBRACE, historical romance by Marie Laval
Does forever lie in the lion’s embrace?

Arrogant, selfish and dangerous, Lucas Saintclair is everything Harriet Montague dislikes in a man. He is also the best guide in the whole of the Barbary States and the only man who can rescue her archaeologist father, from kidnapping by a gang of Tuareg fighters.

As Harriet embarks on a perilous journey across Algeria with Saintclair and Archibald Drake, her father’s most trusted friend, she discovers a bewitching but brutal land where nothing is what it seems.

Who are the men intent on stealing her father’s ransom? What was her father hoping to find in Tuareg Queen Tin Hinan’s tomb? Is Lucas Saintclair really as callous as he claims – or is he a man haunted by a past he cannot forgive?

In the heat of the Sahara, dangerous passions engulf Harriet. Secrets of lost treasures, rebel fighters, and a sinister criminal brotherhood threaten her life and the life of the man she loves.
Available from Amazon
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Lions-Embrace-Marie-Laval-ebook/dp/B013GSVJJI/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8

Tony-Paul de Vissage said...

The South is being invaded again...by vampires.

Meet Vlad Chemare, a blast from the past who isn’t to be denied. He’s up-to-date, traveling by jet, and seeking revenge against the master who buried him alive for daring to lead a revolt back in the 15th century. Armed with a Chase Sapphire and a Kevlar vest, Vlad’s out for blood—specifically Baslo Rigla’s—and he isn’t about to let his feelings for mortal Meredith Swanson stand in his way...or will he? After all, a woman’s just a woman, but revenge is a dish best served cold, and six hundred years makes for some pretty chilly morsels.

https://www.amazon.com/Last-Vampire-Standing-Tony-Paul-Vissage-ebook/dp/B00GTA0HH6/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1472655046&sr=8-1&keywords=the+last+vampire+standing+by+Tony-PAul+de+Vissage

Toni V.S. said...

THE HONEST RAKE, Book 1 of The McCoys
available from Class Act Books

Donal McCoy is a rake, but a secret one.

He’s welcomed at Almack’s but he’s also a well-received guest at the most infamous brothel in London. As far as Donal’s concerned, what he does in private is his own affair as long as no one other than his best friend, Joss—a rogue of the same feather—knows of it.

Then his father drops a bombshell into his son’s well-hidden but orderly life. Quenton McCoy wants a grandchild and he orders his son to find himself a bride.

The last thing Donal wants is a wife. Marriage will ruin his fun altogether. Reluctantly, he schemes to obey his father’s orders while retaining his freedom.

Unfortunately, sometimes Love gets in the way…


https://www.amazon.com/Honest-Rake-McCoy-Book-ebook/dp/B01BRPZVX2/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1472655488&sr=8-1&keywords=the+honest+rake