Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Cover Reveal: ASA by Jay Crownover (Marked Men #6) @JayCrownover @InkSlingerPR @HarperCollins #Reveal #PreOrder

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Starting over in Denver with a whole new circle of friends and family, Asa Cross struggles with being the man he knows everyone wants him to be and the man he knows he really is. A leopard doesn’t it change its spots and Asa has always been a predator. He doesn’t want to hurt those who love and rely on him, especially one stunning arresting cop who suddenly seems to be interested in him for far more than his penchant for breaking the law. But letting go of old habits is hard, and it’s easy to hit bottom when it’s the place you know best.

Royal Hastings is quickly learning what the bottom looks like after a tragic situation at work threatens not only her career but her partner’s life. As a woman who has only ever had a few real friends she’s trying to muddle through her confusion and devastation all alone. Except she can’t stop thinking about the sexy southern bartender she locked up. Crushing on Asa is the last thing she needs but his allure is too strong to resist. His long criminal record can only hurt her already shaky career and chasing after a guy who has no respect for the law or himself can only end in heartbreak. 

A longtime criminal and a cop together just seems so wrong . . . but for Asa and Royal, being wrong together is the only right choice to make.

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Jay Crownover is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Marked Men series. She will also be introducing the dark and sexy world of The Point in a new series this summer starting with Better When He’s Bad. Like her characters, she is a big fan of tattoos. She loves music and wishes she could be a rock star, but since she has no aptitude for singing or instrument playing, she'll settle for writing stories with interesting characters that make the reader feel something. She lives in Colorado with her three dogs.

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LOVING YOU IS EASY by Wendy S. Marcus #GuestAuthor #Review #Giveaway @readloveswept @romanceatrandom


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She’s a survivor of the front lines of politics. He’s a wounded soldier returning home from the battlefield. Can they place their trust in the power of love?

Nobody plays the role of perfect politician’s daughter better than quiet, respectable math teacher Brooke Ellstein. But she won’t be caught swimming with the sharks again, not after the son of a wealthy donor sinks his teeth into her and gets away with it. Still, political connections have their perks, such as heading up the governor’s “Support Our Troops” pen-pal initiative—and getting first dibs on the smoking-hot sergeant whose picture shakes her right down to her goody-two-shoes.

When corresponding with sweet, classy Brooke, Shane Develen instinctively hides his commando tattoos and blue-collar roots—and he can tell that she’s hiding something, too. But Shane knows he’s gained her trust when Brooke gives him a blisteringly sexy photo. Then he’s injured in an ambush and a fellow soldier posts the snapshot online. Overnight, Brooke’s reputation turns to ashes. Even though he’s totally wrong for her, Shane shows up on Brooke’s doorstep, determined to set things right—and discovers that right or wrong has nothing on the chemistry they share.


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Hi Lisa! Thank you for hosting the blog tour to promote my Loveswept Contemporary Romance, Loving You Is Easy!

In Loving You Is Easy, the heroine, Brooke, a seventh grade math teacher, is introduced to the hero, Shane, a soldier in the U.S. army serving his fourth tour of combat duty in Afghanastan, as part of a ‘Support Our Troops’ initiative that matches active duty soldiers serving overseas with pen pals from back home.

Aaaahhhh. The word ‘pen pal’ brings me back to my childhood, to letters – actual hand written letters - sealed with a kiss and decorated with stickers. I remember how excited I’d get to receive news from friends back home while I was at summer sleep away camp and from summer camp friends during the school year.

Then there was my Canadian pen pal through French class in junior high school. Although that friendship was doomed to fail from the start, because my assigned pen pal was just as bad at conversational English and I was at conversational French.

When I got older, letters took on new meaning. Sitting alone somewhere, as opposed to standing in another person’s presence, made me bold, gave me the confidence to put things on paper that I didn’t feel comfortable saying out loud, face to face. Of course sometimes that led to the over-share. Take the unfortunate letter I mailed to a college crush – after a dinner where much too much wine had been consumed - while I was in Europe for a few weeks over the summer. To this day I’m not exactly sure what I wrote in that letter, but when I returned to campus my crush wouldn’t look me in the eye and went out of his way to avoid me.

But when you’re on the receiving end, the over-share can be quite enjoyable. Take the letter I received from a boy I’d met once, at a frat party, while visiting my friend at her college five hours away. A few kisses were exchanged. That’s it, I swear! Two weeks later I received a three page letter detailing how much he liked me and how I was perfect for him. I’m pretty sure I still have that letter. A girl doesn’t throw something like that out!

Before I met my husband I used to wonder what might have happened if I’d written that boy back? Would we have gotten to know each other through a deep, revealing, heart to heart exchange of letters like Shane and Brooke from Loving You Is Easy? Would we have confided in each other and shared secrets we didn’t share with anyone else? Would we have fallen deeply in love and gotten married?

Luckily for Shane, when Brooke sent him an introduction letter, he replied. And though they come from different backgrounds, Brooke from an upper class, Jewish family while Shane was a blue collar bad boy, through their exchange of letters and e-mails they each revealed their true character, core values, and caring natures. And learned they weren’t so different after all.

But falling in love through correspondence and a few phone calls and Skype sessions is risky business. What will happen when Brooke and Shane meet in person? Will they still be as perfect for one another as Brooke thinks they’ll be? Well….you’ll have to read Loving You Is Easy to find out.

Now that I’ve shared some of my letter writing/pen pal experiences, it’s your turn. Did you ever have a pen pal? How’d it go? Do you think it’s possible to start off as pen pals and wind up happily-ever-after married? Any embarrassing letters from your past you’d like to share? 



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LOVING YOU IS EASY is a first read from Wendy S. Marcus and a Romance that carries some heavy weight, with powerful messages laced within the pages.  I applaud Wendy for taking on some of the truths that exist in the "Social" and Global world today.

There is a lot going on from the beginning, but as the story progresses, we come to know Shane and Brooke better, and the way they interact with each other, a grumpy soldier and a stubborn teacher...let's just say there is quite a bit of funny moments between these two!

One of my favorite secondary characters was Patsy, Shane's mother...I just loved her!  And she could make ANYTHING using an Apple...haha!  Will be looking forward to more from Wendy!

If you are looking for a fresh romance ...Give LOVING YOU IS EASY a try!



Wendy S. Marcus is an award-winning author of contemporary romance. A nurse by trade, Wendy holds a Master of Science in Health Care Administration, a degree that does her absolutely no good as she now spends her days, nights, and weekends mucking around in her characters’ lives creating conflict, emotion, and, of course, a happily ever after. Wendy lives in the beautiful Hudson Valley region of New York. When she’s not writing, she enjoys spending time with her family, which includes her dog Buddy, and blogging/e-mailing/tweeting/facebooking with her online friends.

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Book Blast: PRETTY RECKLESS & WHATCHA GONNA DO WITH A COWBOY by Jodi Linton (A Deputy Laney Briggs Series) #Giveaway #Sale @JodiLinton1


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Pretty Reckless 
The Deputy Laney Briggs Series #1 
Jodi Linton
Entangled


She’s dead-set on giving one bullheaded cowboy the boot.

Welcome to Pistol Rock, Texas where everyone knows secrets last about as long as the sporadic west Texas rain showers.

Laney Briggs has long been considered reckless, but she’s turned herself around—she’s respectably engaged and she’s become a Pistol Rock deputy sheriff. Everything’s fine until a dead body turns up and her ex, Texas Ranger Gunner Wilson, decides to stick his boots into the town’s first murder case.

Laney will be damned if she lets Gunner trample all over her turf and her chance at a quiet, contented life. His seemingly endless ability to undermine her resolve and her libido was only outdone by her constant urge to butt heads with him. But when the bodies start to pile up, Laney has to ask the lethal bad boy for a hand—and a truce in exchange for his help.

Having an ex-boyfriend as an ally might not be the best idea, but Laney has always been pretty reckless…

Warning: Contains a sassy female deputy with a knack for getting knee-deep in trouble; a sexy Texas Ranger hell-bent on winning his woman’s heart back; and an old love blazing a wildfire of passionate memories.


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 Whatcha Gonna Do With a Cowboy
The Deputy Laney Briggs Series #1.5
Jodi Linton
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Some cowboys are worth getting dirty for.

In her latest adventure, sassy Deputy Laney Briggs discovers the local high school football coach passed out under the stadium bleachers wearing nothing but a smile…and his wife’s lingerie.

Things really start to get wild when she runs into the smoking hot Federal Marshal, Colt Larsen, snooping around the Granger’s house. Quicker than a cold snap comes and goes in Texas, Laney finds herself up to her eyeballs in a case involving a ruthless motorcycle gang, a Mexican drug cartel, a kidnapping, and a shoot-out to rival the O.K. Corral.

In over their heads, Laney calls in the big guns—her very own Texas Ranger, Gunner Wilson, who’s ready to fulfill every last one of her desires. But as things heat up between them, the stakes get higher than ever, and Gunner’s help may not be enough for Laney to get out alive…

Warning: Contains mind- blowing sex between a dirty-talking cowboy who loves to spank and a smart-mouth cowgirl who isn’t shy when it comes to demanding what she wants.

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Growing up in a small Texas town didn't have many perks, but it allowed for some colorful writing material. After settling down with her family in central Texas, Jodi found her passion: writing kick-ass, southern contemporary romance stories. Today she can be found cozied up to the computer escaping into a quirky world of tall tales, sexy, tight jean wearing cowboys, and a protagonist with a sharp-tongue quick enough to hang any man out to dry.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

ENCHANTING CHRISTMAS by Beth Ciotta (Impossible Dreams Series #2) #NewRelease #HolidayNovella #Giveaway @BethCiotta


ENCHANTING CHRISTMAS
Impossible Dreams #2
Beth Ciotta
Released December 15th, 2014
Contemporary


‘Tis the season for miracles, second chances, and love in a holiday novella that will charm and inspire! The second tale in Beth Ciotta’s modern day fairy tale series—Impossible Dream—celebrating hope, love, and the magic of the human spirit!

JADED JOY…


Once upon a time, Christmas (Chrissy) Mooney believed she’d set the world on fire as a concert violinist. Then she indulged in a whirlwind affair with a charismatic stranger—a gifted guitarist who declared them soul mates when they parted. She never imagined he’d turn his back on her when she contacted him to tell him she was pregnant. His betrayal scorched her faith in romantic love. And when her daughter was born deaf, Chrissy’s passion for music died. Obsessed with creating a happy life for her girl, she ultimately lost her own sense of bliss—never realizing her growing cynicism until she reads her daughter’s letter to Santa.

SEASONAL SPARKLE…

Now, desperate to rediscover joy, Chrissy applies for help from an internet company—Impossible Dream.com (Making magic since 1956). When Mason Rivers blows back into Chrissy’s life, rocking her with a revelation and a mission of his own, she’s so busy shielding her heart that she’s oblivious to the stirring magic. Until Mason points out the most basic ingredient for happiness… Believing is everything.



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Storytelling comes naturally to award-winning author Beth Ciotta. Dubbed "fun and sexy" by Publisher's Weekly, Beth specializes in contemporary, historical, steampunk, and paranormal romantic fiction.

Beth lives in NJ with her husband, two zany dogs, and a crazy cat. A retired professional performer, Beth now pours her artistic passion into her writing. To learn more about her colorful life, visit her website at www.bethciotta.com


Print Release of KALEIDOSCOPE by Kristen Ashley (Colorado Mountain Men Series) @ForeverRomance @kristenashley68


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Kaleidoscope
Colorado Mountain Series #6
Kristen Ashley
Released Feb 4th, 2014
Print Release December 16th,2014
Forever


When old friends become new lovers...anything can happen.

Sexy, gifted, and loyal, PI Jacob Decker is a tall, cool drink of perfection who had Emmanuelle Holmes at "hello." His relationship with Emme's best friend kept them apart for years, but things have changed. Now that a case has brought him to Gnaw Bone, Colorado, the road is wide open for Emme and Deck to explore something hotter and deeper than Emme dreamed possible. So why is she sabotaging the best thing that's ever happened to her?

It isn't easy to catch Deck off guard, but Emme does just that when she walks back into his life after nine long years. The curvy brunette had her charms back in the day, but now she's a bona fide knockout . . . and she wants to rekindle their friendship. Deck, however, wants more. Emme's always been the one; she excites Deck's body and mind like no other woman can. But a dark chapter from Emme's past overshadows their future together. Now only Deck can help her turn the page-if she'll let him . . .


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Yes, I have certainly been curious to know who would end up with the sexy and elusive, Deck, who has a large part in BREATHE, Book Four of the series. Now, Tate has been my love from the moment we met, BUT, Deck is everything that I love in a hero...he LOVES with his whole heart, is interested in having this one woman in his life and not letting her go, and he is Intelligent, and Sexy...come on....those are some great qualities.

As for Emme, I LOVED her as a heroine, and as the one to grab Deck's heart, even if he didn't know he had wanted it from the first moment they met. They have a long history and from the moment they see each other again, there is INSTA-CHEMISTRY, and I loved every moment from that scene on!

Emme is tough, she is independent and she isn't used to having to consider anyone before making plans, so her and Deck certainly have much to work out, and she had a traumatic experience when she was a teen, which changed who she grew to be, without her being aware of the huge change. It takes a wonderful man like Deck to open those doors and windows for Emme to heal.

This is less of a mystery and more of a romance, but I LOVED every moment!! And as always, Krystal CRACKS ME UP!!!




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Kristen Ashley grew up in Brownsburg, Indiana, and has lived in Denver, Colorado, and the West Country of England. Thus she has been blessed to have friends and family around the globe. Her posse is loopy (to say the least) but loopy is good when you want to write. Kristen was raised in a house with a large and multigenerational family. They lived on a very small farm in a small town in the heartland, and Kristen grew up listening to the strains of Glenn Miller, The Everly Brothers, REO Speedwagon, and Whitesnake. Needless to say, growing up in a house full of music and love was a good way to grow up. And as she keeps growing up, it keeps getting better.



New Release: A FEAST OF YOU by Sorcha Grace (The Epicurean Series #3) @SorchaGrace #NowAvailable


A FEAST OF YOU
The Epicurean Series #3
Sorcha Grace
Released Dec 10th, 2014


The love affair between beautiful food photographer Catherine Kelly and billionaire gourmand William Lambourne is now a full-course meal…
Cat and William have had the right recipe for mind-blowing passion from the very start, and now their whirlwind romance has gotten serious. They’re practically living together, and sharing William’s luxury Chicago penthouse is even more delicious than Cat could ever have imagined. But life in William’s mansion in the sky quickly becomes complicated. Demons from his past are back and they want to harm what’s most precious to him: Cat. He’ll do anything in his power to protect the woman he loves, even hiring an elite security team. 


Cat loves that William wants to keep her safe, but she’s not used to being a target—or being so dependent. And then there’s her new boss, Hutch Morrison, the ex-rockstar-turned-world-renowned-chef, who stirs up another kind of trouble. Cat and William may be a perfect pairing, but when dangerous forces threaten to tear them apart, it will take more than just their undeniable chemistry—and their insatiable appetites—to survive it. 




Adventurous eater, beach lover, and author of scorching contemporary erotic romance, she's also the nom de plume of a nationally bestselling author who publishes in another romance genre.

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Sale Blast: CHRISTMAS BLISS by A.S. Fenichel @ellorascave #Giveaway #HalfOff @asfenichel


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Emma is running from a tyrannous uncle bent on killing her young brother, just to gain his fortune. John, the Earl of Compton, is looking for something to change his unfulfilling life. When they meet on a dark street, nothing can change their fate.

John is so instantly smitten and socially inept, he proposes in less than twenty-four hours. Emma’s plight to save her brother has her so shaken, she agrees to the hasty Christmas wedding.

The threats to Emma’s life, and John’s fierce defense of her, demonstrate to both that the match might be more than just a convenient arrangement. If only they can thwart her uncle’s devious assault and live to enjoy each other.

Blush sensuality level: This is a sweet romance (kisses only, no sexual content).


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A.S. Fenichel gave up a successful career in New York City to follow her husband to Texas and pursue her lifelong dream of being a professional writer. She’s never looked back.

A.S. adores writing stories filled with love, passion, desire, magic and maybe a little mayhem tossed in for good measure. Books have always been her perfect escape and she still relishes diving into one and staying up all night to finish a good story.

Multi-published in erotic paranormal, contemporary and historical romance, A.S. is the author of the Mayan Destiny series, Christmas Bliss and many more. With several books currently contracted to multiple publishers, A.S. will be bringing you her brand of romance for many years to come.

Originally from New York, she grew up in New Jersey, and now lives in the East Texas with her real life hero, her wonderful husband. When not reading or writing she enjoys cooking, travel, history, and puttering in her garden.


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