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Wednesday, May 14, 2014

NEW Hump Day Blurb Share!

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E. Ayers said...

Let's see if this catches your attention. You said you were an adult when you came in here - it's not erotic but it's meant for adults!

This is for my book COMING OUT OF HIDING

Erectile Dysfunction or ED affects over thirty million men in the USA, and most men before the age of forty have experienced it at least once. A multitude of factors can cause ED, and men don't like to discuss it. For Maxwell Hutton, erectile dysfunction is the direct result of physical damage sustained while serving in the military. Over forty percent of his body is scarred, and consequently, he hides from the world.

Tae Harris conjures up creepy images of her reclusive client until her fall from a ladder forces Max to go to her aid. She discovers he's nothing compared to what she had imagined. He's tall, with a handsome face, and warm, genuine smile. Her initial revulsion when she sees his scarred hand fades as she accepts him and his companionship.

Tentative friendship blossoms into love, but Max's own vanity makes him think that he's not man enough to be more than a friend. The physical pain of loving Tae forces him to seek treatment. Even then, he discovers that he'll never be the man he once was. But Tae's about to prove he's more a man than he realizes.

woolfcindy said...

For my box set, Swords and Blasters,
SWORDS AND BLASTERS – Two complete sci-fi romance series in one box set, The CENTAURI Series and THE SWORDS OF GREGARA series.

In the CENTAURI SERIES we have:

CENTAURI DAWN – Meet Audra and Darius. She’s a princess and he’s her knight in shining armor on the planet Centauri. Just one problem, she’s promised to his brother.

CENTAURI TWILIGHT – Anton Coridian has promised his queen to find her sister, but Lara is not the pampered princess he expected. Lara, Audra’s twin sister has been a sex slave for most of her life, she deserves a happily ever after, but first she vows to see all of her people freed.

CENTAURI MIDNIGHT – Kitari Dolana is on a mission to find the man responsible for her brother’s death. Garrick Marcus, spaceship captain is after the same man. Together they discover that good friends sometimes make the best lovers.


JENALA – Alone after her father’s murder, Jenala Delasa must fight for survival against the man who murdered him. Santro Baltin is just the man she needs to help her bring the killer to justice.

RIZA – Plastic surgeon, Riza Lamrona, was the only one left who could identify him. Now she’s on the run from one of her patients. Darick Remaul, former Space Patrol officer is the one man on the planet who can help her survive.

HONORA – She gave up everything to become a member of the Gregarian Guard. Now captured and enslaved, Honora Reyestat must fight for her life. Joridan Dolana was assumed dead when he was captured by the slavers that hold Honora. Together they must escape or die.

woolfcindy said...

This sounds like a great book. Already in my TBR pile on my kindle.

Susan Macatee said...

Blurb for my latest 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?

Victoria Adams said...

Great idea. Here's the blurb for my NA trilogy Circles.
Blurb for Circles Trilogy
Dancing in Circles. One born into privilege and a charmed life surrounded by love and family. The other born to a life of violence on the streets as the solemn gang leader of the notorious Shoresmen. A young, idealistic co-ed, Julie, meets a jaded, cold gang member, Robert, and cracks his icy shell, allowing the warmth of her love to awaken his soul.
Circles Divided Is the love of a girl from wealthy Westland and a street punk from the slums of the Shore strong enough to surpass all that life will throw at them and forge a life together? Is Julie willing to sacrifice her childhood dream of becoming a professional dancer for the man she loves? Is Robert willing to lay down his ties to the gang in order to hold onto his new found love? Sacrifices must be made, but will they be enough?
Circles Interlocked - Having been betrayed by the man she assumed she was destined to be with forever; Julie Anderson slapped Robert Holiday in an angry ending to their brief love affair. Heartbroken that her love affair didn't end with the fairy tale Happily Ever After, Julie leaves town to pursue her dream of being a dancer. As fate has a curious sense of humor, eight years later, they wake up in bed together. Now it is up to love to fix what time cannot mend.
Buy Links
Dancing in Circles -
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Circles Interlocked -

My blog - Victoria's Pages of Romance -

Victoria Adams said...

forgot to say - Tweeted.

Linda Andrews said...

Lieutenant Lucien Duplan is wounded and trapped behind German lines. To reach the Dutch border and freedom, he needs Madeline Thevenet—a woman who eases his pain but is destined to become a nun.

Aiding the man responsible for her parents’ death is the last thing Madeline wants to do. But to get her young brother safely to Holland, she will do anything to avoid being caught by the Germans and tried for treason, including putting her heart on the line.

Madeline and Luc must stay one step ahead of the enemy. But the war around them is nothing compared with the battle raging inside. For honor and duty demand one action; and love requires another.

Love’s Great War: Belgium, 1914

And tweeted!

E. Ayers said...

Great stories and super heroines!

E. Ayers said...

I can't wait to read this. It's in my TBR pile.

E. Ayers said...

Uh-oh, now I want to find out how they wound up together 8 yrs later.

Andrea Cooper said...

The Garnet Dagger Book 1 Legends of Oblivion (and still #99cents at Amazon and Kobo - since neither one has raised it back yet :)

Romance and breathtaking fantasy collide as cursed traveler Brock falls in love with imprisoned witch Celeste. She holds the key to his salvation — but it will come at a price….

Savanna Kougar said...

His Claimed Bride, Happy New Year On Another Earth

A Flash-Scene Erotic Romance Novel

On New Year's Eve

She's out of luck.

Destiny Intervenes.

The Wild West never died

In the next-door dimension.

Out of work, Sylva decides to celebrate New Year's Eve in style. Suddenly, mysteriously, destiny intervenes when an SUV speeds toward her. A white flash, and splash Sylva has landed in a mud puddle. Confused because this isn't Chicago, next Sylva sees a cowboy astride his horse, his lasso swinging.

On the hunt for a bride, Zeke figures destiny is favoring him something fierce when he gets a good look at the half-bare woman. The beauty has fallen in a mud puddle right in his path. Given there's a shortage of marriageable women, Zeke throws his rope fast and true.

Excerpt-Buy links:

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E. Ayers said...

Love the premise.Does anyone want to leave the one they love?

E. Ayers said...

O-o-o-o a witch story! When are you guys going to staop adding to my TBR pile?

E. Ayers said...

Hope she can ride a cowboy--er, um, horse. LOL

Adriana said...

Heat Wave ~ Blurb
During an oppressive Iowa summer of drought and farm foreclosures, widowed Maggie Anderson makes a bold decision: She’ll merge her love of horses and her family’s three hundred and twenty acres into a horse farm and try her hand at nearby Prairie Meadows Race Track, where racing purses have just been augmented by the recently added casino gambling.

Down on his luck after being falsely accused in a racing scandal and banned from training, former Arlington Race Track trainer Ed Harrington has skulked home to Des Moines to drown his sorrows and wait for the dust to clear. He’s unprepared for the piercing robin’s-egg-blue eyes of pint-sized Maggie Anderson, who finds him at a flophouse and offers him a job. Can he pull himself together and meet the challenge?

As the two forge a tumultuous working partnership, they soon discover someone is out to get Maggie’s farm and will stop at almost nothing to force her off the land. Can they find and stop the culprit before someone is killed? Can they survive the far greater danger unleashed by the raw passion simmering just beneath the surface of their relationship?


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Maggie Le Page said...

Here's the blurb for A Heat Of The Moment Thing by Maggie Le Page

Becky Jordan has had it with relationships. From now on her time and dedication won’t be lavished on her latest Mr. Wrong—or, worse, Mr. Hell-No!—just the dream travel job which has unexpectedly leapt into her lap. Finally, life is looking great.

Unfortunately, not as great as her sizzling-hot, take-charge new boss. Matt Frobisher is everything she doesn't want him to be, but if anyone thinks she'll risk her career on a workplace fling they can think again. No amount of Superman behaviour from him will make her roll over and play Lois.

At least, that's what her head says. But her heart doesn't do logical. In desperation she finds herself a Mr. Distraction, one with no strings and plenty of appeal. But Mr. Distraction also comes with unforeseen complications. Kryptonite complications, like Becky’s sister. And when she shows up there’s only one sure thing: not even Superman can prevent the Disaster Fest that’s about to blow Becky’s life apart.

(Contains one guy determined to win the girl, one girl determined not to be won, and plenty of heat in the middle.)

Buy Links:
Barnes & Noble

Rita said...

Point of No Return a Romantic Thriller by Rita Henuber

Marine Major Honey Thornton is nobody’s fool, so when she’s brought in for an off-the-books mission by a manipulative two-star general, she has to wonder why. When it turns out Honey’s mission is to investigate a military contractor tied to the recent kidnappings of innocent children, she signs on immediately. Little did she know one of the first people she’d have to question was her sometime lover, Jack O’Brien.

Jack O’Brien left the CIA bitter and disillusioned and now hires himself out as a contract spy. When his brother and sister-in-law are mysteriously killed and the young daughter they left behind is targeted for kidnapping, he smells a cover-up and goes underground to find out who’s behind it all. Not sure who he can trust, the situation grows more tense when the sexy Honey starts asking questions he’s not sure he wants to answer.

With suspicion flaring on all sides and passion burning between them, Jack and Honey have to decide whether they can trust each other and bring down the people responsible, no matter how high up the chain of command it goes. Because when you’re navigating the murky political waters of the Pentagon, the CIA, and private armies, it’s hard to know who’s got your back, who’s on your side, and who’s lying to your face—and sometimes the only thing you can trust is what you know in your heart.

Point of No Return has a FREE prequel, No Holding Back