Friday, November 21, 2014

Release Day: FATE ACCOMPLI by M.M. Jaye (Aegean Lovers #1) #Promo #Giveaway #NewRelease #Fantasy @Tastybooktours


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Fate Accompli
Aegean Lovers # 1
By: M.M. Jaye
Releasing November 21st, 2014 





Monica Mitchell flies all the way from Boston to Athens, Greece, not to get a tan but a very specific job. Because besides an MBA, this twenty-four-year old has a mission: to prove to Alex Argiros, the gorgeous Greek magnate, that she has now grown out of the habit of flashing her underwear and looking like a zombie flick castoff … in the presence of hundreds.

The catch? She has to hide who she is. Thankfully, not having seen him since her early teens helps, and soon she gets all she wants and so much more. Not only does Alex not connect his highly qualified new assistant to the disaster magnate of his distant past, but apart from his admiration, he also offers her his heart.

Now, Monica has a new mission: to keep it forever. But first she has to come clean before he finds out her connection to the bane of his existence. Because if he does, he’ll rightfully assume she plays the part of the Trojan Horse, and then he’ll shed the sleek businessman exterior, letting his hot-blooded Greek nature take over.

She knows he could destroy her.

She knows, yet she needs just a little longer to savor his searing kisses…



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MM Jaye’s mother claims that she spoke her first word at the age of six. Months. As a kid she would record fairytales in her own voice, play them back and then re-record adjusting the pitch and tempo. Later, she used her voice to inspire young adults and teach them the art of translation. But there came a time when life took a turn for the worse, and her voice temporarily died out. That’s when she turned to writing. Fate Accompli is the first book in her Aegean Lovers series, set on the Greek island where her husband proposed. MM Jaye lives in Athens, Greece, with her husband, daughter and Kindle. Yes, it’s that important.


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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

TVBT: A COWBOY'S CHRISTMAS PROMISE by Maggie McGinnis #GuestFeature #QuietOnes @loveswept #Giveaway


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In a captivating novel spiced with holiday magic—perfect for fans of Rachel Gibson, Susan Mallery, and Molly O’Keefe—a rugged Montana man mends a Northeast girl’s jaded heart.

Boston veterinarian Hayley Scampini tends the city’s pampered pets but dreams of the rural life of a country vet. She’s single and determined to stay that way, convinced that love isn’t permanent enough to trust. Then a vacation to the Whisper Creek dude ranch introduces her to Daniel McKee, a sexy single dad who runs the kind of veterinary practice she aspires to—and rattles her conviction to keep men at a distance.

Managing a thriving practice, coping with the loss of his wife, and fighting a custody battle with his in-laws over his twin daughters, Daniel couldn’t be more overwhelmed. Hayley is a godsend, accompanying him in the field and winning over his girls. It doesn’t take Daniel long to realize he’s falling for this woman, hard and fast. So before Hayley returns to Boston, he extracts a promise: that she will return to Whisper Creek for Christmas. It’s the perfect time and place to show Hayley that the promise of a beautiful life together is something she can believe in.


Praise for Maggie McGinnis

“Maggie McGinnis writes the kind of characters that keep you smiling long after you turn the page.”—USA Today bestselling author Katie Lane

“A writer with a talent for both humor and emotion.”—New York Times bestselling author Lori Handeland, aka Lori Austin

“McGinnis comes out of the chute with force, grabs your emotions, and gets a death hold on your attention to the last page, where you sigh and wish there was one more chapter.”—New York Times bestselling author Carolyn Brown

“Heartwarming and sweet, Maggie McGinnis is definitely an author to watch!”—USA Today bestselling author Tina Leonard




It’s Always the Quiet Ones
by: Maggie McGinnis

Thanks so much for hosting me today! I’m so excited to celebrate the release of A Cowboy’s Christmas Promise with you!

Hi there. My name is Maggie, and I’m an introvert. Certified, identified and typed, I’m that girl who’ll be your best friend for life, but please, please don’t bring me to a party full of strangers.

Years ago, the school I worked for had us all do the official Myers-Briggs test, then gathered us together to deliver the results. I turned out to be an INFJ—one of those freaky super-feelers of the universe. We’re introverted, sensitive, empathetic creatures who pretty much just want to be left alone, please.

Now, while there are certainly social drawbacks to being an INFJ, I’d argue that we make the best BFFs in the world. Here are just a few reasons why:

1. We’re loyal—like, peekapoo-loyal. It might take us a while to warm up to you, but once we do, we’ll bite the ankles of anybody who dares to hurt you.

2. We make others look good. We’re happy to take the reins (and please, just let us, because before the project starts, we’ve already investigated all possible angles and know exactly what needs to be done), but we’re just as happy to let you do the presentation and get the glory. Just don’t make us serve on a committee. We HATE committees.

3. We are creative. This might be because we spend more time talking to ourselves than to other humans, but in the end, we need an outlet … preferably a quiet one.

4. We are crazy-observant. Picture a browser with 150 tabs open at the same time, and that is an INFJ. We can’t help it. We don’t even LIKE it, a lot of times. On the positive side, though, we make great armchair therapists.

5. We are often said to have supernormal intuitive abilities. In English, that means we can often tell what people are thinking before they know it themselves, but not in a spooky ESP-ish sort of way. We’re just scary-good at reading body language and facial expressions. Believe me, sometimes we wish we weren’t so good at it. However, as your BFF, we can totally help clue YOU in to what somebody else is thinking … or, y’know, maybe even you.


I never chose to be an INFJ, and given the option, I think I would have sprinkled a hefty dose of extroversion in my pot just to balance things out a bit. Since it’s the hand I was dealt, though, I look at the bright side: an INFJ will probably never be your bright, sparkly wing-gal at a party, but she is most definitely the one you want as your rock-steady, ankle-biting BFF for life. Guaranteed.

How about you? Have an introvert in your life? What’s his/her best quality?

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Maggie McGinnis is the author of Accidental Cowgirl and Driving Without a License, which was a finalist for Romance Writers of America’s Golden Heart Award. A former high school English teacher, an accomplished musician, and a certified black belt, she lives in New England with her family.

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TVBT: SHARE THE MOON by Sharon Struth (Blue Moon Lake #1) #HeroProfile #Giveaway #Promo @sharonstruth @Tastybooktours


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"Heart-tugging small town romance with real emotion. Struth is an author to watch!"Laura Drake, author of RITA-award winning The Sweet Spot


Sometimes trust is the toughest lesson to learn.

Sophie Shaw is days away from signing a contract that will fulfill her dream of owning a vineyard. For her, it’s a chance to restart her life and put past tragedies to rest. But Duncan Jamieson’s counter offer blows hers out to sea.

Duncan still finds Sophie as appealing as he had during boyhood vacations to the lake. Older and wiser now, he has his own reasons for wanting the land. His offer, however, hinges on a zoning change approval.

Bribery rumors threaten the deal and make Sophie wary of Duncan, yet she cannot deny his appeal. When her journalistic research uncovers a Jamieson family secret, trust becomes the hardest lesson for them both.






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Name: Duncan Jamieson 

Age: 44 

Occupation: President, Resorts Group International 

Physical Description: 

As seen through our heroine’s eyes (Sophie) for the first time after a fall: 
A man with cinnamon hair, short on the sides with gentle waves on top, knelt at her side. She studied the strong outline of his cheeks and the slight bump on the bridge of his angular nose that gave him a rugged touch, but he wasn’t familiar. A vertical crease separated his sandy brows. She couldn’t pry herself from his vivid blue eyes. 

Likes
Sailing, travel, hard work, success. 

Dislikes: 
When people don’t like him. Has a need for approval from others. 

Relationship Status: 
Single 

Typical Friday Night: 
Quiet time with his son 

Drink of Choice: 
Beer 

Favorite Food: 
Steak 

Favorite Song: 
Eye of the Tiger - Survivor 

Choice of Transportation: 
Mercedes SUV 

Boxers or Briefs: 
Boxer-briefs. 

Best Memory to Date: 
Fly-fishing with his dad. 

Words to live by: 
To succeed in life you need two things; ignorance and confidence. (Mark Twain)




Sharon Struth is an award-winning author who believes it’s never too late for a second chance in love or life. When she’s not writing, she and her husband happily sip their way through the scenic towns of the Connecticut Wine Trail. Sharon writes from the small town of Bethel, Connecticut, the friendliest place she’s ever lived. For more information, including where to find her other novels and published essays, please visit her website.

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Monday, November 17, 2014

TVBT: WOMEN UNDER FIRE by Jacki Delecki (The Grayce Walters Series) #RomanceSuspense #Promo #Giveaway @jackidelecki


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Life has heated up for animal acupuncturist Grayce Walters: thrust into the public eye and hounded by the media after solving an arson case with a critical clue from a French Poodle. When Ewan Davis, the sexy arson investigator Grayce has been steaming things up with, starts talking commitment, she definitely feels the burn.

Then a desperate mother begs Grayce to help find her missing daughter—an Afghanistan war veteran suffering from PTSD, and Grayce reluctantly takes on the case, following a disturbing clue provided by the missing young woman’s cat. Calling once again on the aid of her cross-dressing best friend and her shrewd assistant, Grayce uncovers a terrorist plot with chilling international implications.

Grayce races to rescue the young veteran before the escalating danger explodes. But if she manages to escape the threat, will she find the courage to commit to the fiery passion that awaits her wrapped in Davis’s arms?





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Descended from a long line of storytellers, Jacki spins adventures filled with mystery, healing and romance.

Jacki’s love affair with the arts began at a young age and inspired her to train as a jazz singer and dancer. She has performed many acting roles with Seattle Opera Company and Pacific Northwest Ballet.

Jacki has set her Grayce Walters Mystery Series in Seattle, her long-time home. The city’s unique and colorful locations are a backdrop for her romantic mystery.

Although writing now fills much of her day, she continues to volunteer for Seattle’s Ballet and Opera Companies and leads children’s tours of Pike Street Market. Her volunteer work with Seattle’s homeless shelters influenced one of her main characters in An Inner Fire and Women Under Fire.

Jacki’s two Golden Labs, Gus and Talley, were her constant companions. Their years of devotion and intuition inspired her to write dogs as main characters alongside her strong heroines.

A geek at heart, Jacki loves superhero movies—a hero’s battle against insurmountable odds. But her heroines don’t have to wear a unitard to fight injustice and battle for the underdog.

Look for more heart-pounding adventure, intrigue, and romance in Jacki’s Code Breaker Series. A Code of Love is the first book in the series. A Christmas Code—A Regency Novella, now available at all retail sites, is second in the series. And A Code of the Heart will be released on Valentine’s Day 2015.







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Book Blast: A ROGUE'S DEADLY REDEMPTION by Jeannie Ruesch #Promo #Sale #HistoricalSuspense #Giveaway @Tastybooktours


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Scandal forced Lady Lily Melrose into an untenable decision: marry the man she wanted but who wanted someone else or leave her home for America. She gambled and stayed. Now, almost four years later, Lily is ready to gamble again—on a future that means leaving her neglectful, absent husband behind. But when a deadly adversary threatens them both, Lily realizes how little she understood about her husband—and her marriage. She's faced with another impossible choice: leave the man she loved to face certain death or stay and fight to help him deliver on a promise he no longer remembers.

Robert Melrose was raised as the forgotten third-born son with no future—without even the label of black sheep to keep him respectable. Not content with obscurity, he cultivated his own path to power, aligning himself with London's underworld, where betrayal is deadly. But when an accident wipes away his past, Robert can't remember who he is or what he's done. What he does know is that his wife, Lily, evokes a strong need inside—a need to prove he's better than his past. But when his past becomes a present danger, Robert must choose: gain the trust and love of the woman intent on leaving or let her walk away from him and the danger that might cost both their lives.


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Jeannie Ruesch wrote her first story at the age of the six, prompting her to give up an illustrious, hours-long ambition of becoming a Dallas Cowboy Cheerleader and declare that writing was her destiny. The journey toward destiny held a few detours along the way, including a career in marketing and design.

Her first novel, a fairy-tale like historical romance, was published in 2009, but the darker side of life has always captivated her. So after a dinner conversation with friends about the best way to hide a dead body, she knew she had to find a way to incorporate suspense into her writing. (The legal outlet for her fascination.) Today, she continues writing what she loves to read - stories of history, romance and suspense. She lives in Northern California with her amazing husband (who cooks, cleans and edits!), their son and a lab named Cooper. She can be visited at www.jeannieruesch.com  or found regularly on Twitter or Facebook.


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Do you love Scottish Highlanders, Regency Rakes, Confederate Spies, Mountain Men & Sexy Smugglers? If so, I hope you’ll check out HEATING IT UP, One Hero at a Time!

Jeannie is so honored to be a part of this LIMITED EDITION BOXED SET. It contains 7 sensual, full-length historical romances!



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Friday, November 14, 2014

TVBT: CAN'T WAIT by Jennifer Ryan (e-original Novella) #HolidayRomance #HuntedSeries @Avonbooks #Review #Giveaway #Excerpt


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From the All I Want for Christmas is a Cowboy Anthology comes Jennifer Ryan’s story of Caleb and Summer. Before the Hunted series they had a whirlwind romance not to be forgotten...

Caleb Bowden has a lot to thank his best friend, Jack, for - saving his life in Iraq and giving him a job helping him run his family’s ranch. He also introduced him to the most incredible woman he’s ever met. Too bad he can’t ask her out. You do not date your best friend’s sister. Summer and Caleb share a closeness she’s never felt for anyone, but the stubborn man refuses to turn the flirtatious friendship into something meaningful. Frustrated and tired of wishing to be happy, Caleb tells Jack how he feels about Summer. With his friend’s help, he plans a surprise Christmas proposal she’ll never forget - because he can’t wait to make her his wife.



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So, if you are like me and you have read the Hunted Series by Jennifer Ryan, then you have met Jack and Sam, two of the heroes within the series, and I have to say, reading CAN'T WAIT was like getting to see old friends again, well,before they found their lady loves, but still, so much fun!

Jack...still grumpy..haha...and Sam, still the voice of reason...and Caleb...well...hullo!  I likey likey the strong and silent type, and apparently so does little sister Summer.  Best part of the novella was at the bar when Summer lets it "Slip" that she has met the man she wants to marry...Caleb's reaction was priceless...I like a woman who knows what she wants!

CAN'T WAIT is a sweet novella that sets to remind us that when it's meant to be, nothing can get in the way of True Love...Not even an oblivious older brother!


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“Relax. Teri made Jack sit facing away from us.”

Caleb glanced over at their table, and sure enough, Teri sat facing them, Jack’s back to him, and she talked, keeping his attention. She caught him staring and gave him a slight nod and a bright smile.

“Your friend thinks she sees something between us.”

“Everyone but Jack sees what’s between us. Deny it all you want, but I can feel the truth.”

“Summer …”

“Relax. Dance.”

She settled into him and laid her head on his shoulder. He gave in and wrapped his arms around her, steering her across the dance floor and as far away from Jack’s sight as possible. Shrouded in the back of the crowd, he held her close and prayed this song would never end, and if it did, that he could stop time and keep her close forever.

The song blended into the next slow song that kept the couples entwined and the atmosphere in the bar sultry. He didn’t need the music or the mood, he only needed the woman in his arms. For those few minutes, he didn’t think of anything but her.

The song ended and Jack let out a familiar whistle. One they used on night raids in the military.

“Time to go.” Reluctantly, he stepped away and took her hand to lead her back to the table. She stood firm and tugged him back.

“Don’t do that. Don’t leave me because he called you.”

“This can’t be.”

“It can if you want it.”

He didn’t want to do it. Hurting her hurt him more than he could bear, but he endured it for both their sakes. “I don’t want it.”

“You lie.”

He put his hand to the small of her back and pushed her toward the table. She resisted, but fell in line with him after a few steps. He hated to do it, but the woman had pushed him time and again. A man could only take so much.

“Let’s go,” Jack announced when they reached the table.

Charlie stumbled over, hooked his arm around Summer’s shoulders, and pulled her close. Caleb had enough. He grabbed the guy’s hand, pulled it up and over Summer’s head, and wrapped it around the guy’s back and up behind his shoulder blades.

“Ow! Let go. I didn’t mean anything.”

“Caleb,” Summer snapped. “Let him go.”

“Summer’s my girl, I’d never do anything to hurt her,” Charlie swore, setting off Caleb’s temper even more. He pulled up on the guy’s arm, ready to snap it and him in two for even thinking, let alone speaking, that Summer belonged to him.




Jennifer Ryan is the New York Times & USA Today bestselling author of The Hunted Series and The McBrides Series. She writes romantic suspense and contemporary small-town romances featuring strong men and equally resilient women. Her stories are filled with love, family, friendship, and the happily-ever-after we all hope to find.

Jennifer lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and three children. When she isn’t writing a book, she’s reading one. Her obsession with both is often revealed in the state of her home and in how late dinner is to the table. When she finally leaves those fictional worlds, you’ll find her in the garden, playing in the dirt and daydreaming about people who live only in her head, until she puts them on paper.