Tuesday, August 25, 2015

KISS OF THE INCUBUS by C.J. Harwin #giveaway

Welcome to my stop on the virtual book tour for KISS OF THE INCUBUS by C.J. Harwin, a Fantasy/Paranormal Romance available now from Loose Id. 


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An incubus who feeds off the sexual desires of others, Roth de Lis has never been denied the pleasure of a woman’s body...until now. Lilah, once a warrior maiden in the service of a goddess, languishes on Earth after being cast out from the slopes of Mount Olympus.

Lilah will do anything to return home to Olympus, including betraying Roth. As she spins her web of lies, Roth begins a slow, wicked seduction that eventually threatens to consume them both. But when Lilah’s deceit comes to light, will their torrid love affair be able to overcome a pact with the darkest of gods?

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EXCERPT

Roth made his way back through the VIP room and into the dance area. Half a dozen women had approached him before he could make it to the door, slipping him phone numbers he’d never use and telling him names he didn’t care to know. One in particular got a little too frisky, trying to corral him into a kiss before he gently set her aside and continued making his way out.

He was only interested in one woman’s kiss, but Lilah had decided he wasn’t worth her time. And she’s right. Roth knew he didn’t have anything to offer one such as her, but he wanted her all the same. Want her. The incubus echoed his thoughts back to him, as if it were puzzling over the same riddle—how to make her… What? Make her love me? Impossible.

The hope at such a fairy tale died in his breast as he remembered how she’d turned from him after he revealed his terrible secret. He’d done so much to so many that he would forever be tainted. The incubus would never leave. To do so meant death for the both of them. She was repulsed by his evil, as she should be.

He would have sighed had he been the sort, but instead he pushed out the front doors, nearly breaking them off their hinges. He noted his empty car with a total lack of surprise. Lilah had a problem following directions, as he well knew. Her bullheaded nature made him smile to himself.

The he saw her. She stood as if frozen, somehow dumbstruck as a male slung his arm around her and groped her ass.

In an instant, Roth decided he would kill the male for touching her, but first he would make him suffer.



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AUTHOR Bio and Links

C.J. Harwin is an author of steamy romance novels that spring from myth and imagination. Accompanied by her family and an embarrassing number of pets, she lives in a Southern town watched over by the god of the forge. An attorney by day, she spends her nights crafting tales of ghouls and gods, mortals and minions, and heroines and the heroes who love them.

Twitter: @cjharwin


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GIVEAWAY 

C.J. Harwin will award a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter a $20 Amazon/BN GC.
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Wednesday, August 19, 2015

JACK GETS HIS MAN by D.E. Haggerty: Dream Cast Guest Post & Giveaway

Welcome to my stop on the virtual book tour for Jack Gets His Man by D. E. Haggerty, a humorous romance available now. This post is part of a virtual book tour hosted by Goddess Fish Promotions. Click on the banner below to see more stops on the tour.

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Everything seems to be going well in Jack’s life. His store is busy making money hand over fist and his best friend has found love. The new bookkeeper at the store discovers things aren’t actually as they seem. Someone is playing fast and loose with the store accounts. Jack’s bestie and his knitting group fancy themselves detectives and jump at the chance to solve Jack’s problems. When they aren’t re-enacting scenes from Mission: Impossible, they’re setting Jack up on dates and generally insinuating themselves into his love life. They’re determined to find love for Jack as well as his missing money. Will Jack catch a thief or find love? Either way Jack’s going to get his man.


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D.E. Haggerty casts of the characters in the Hollywood adaptation of  

Jack Gets His Man

 

I love thinking about who would play my characters in a Hollywood adaption of Jack Gets His Man. Of course it’s exciting to imagine one of my books being adapted into a Hollywood movie and being invited to the premiere to meet hot Hollywood actors and sip champagne with the elite. And then there’s the fun of perusing the internet looking at pictures of hot Hollywood men and women to make your choices.



Jack: Jack’s our main man or protagonist if you prefer the big words. He’s the easiest character to cast. He’s got a nice physique but he’s more lean than muscular. He also has green eyes and blonde hair. My choice goes to Jude Law. I can totally see Jude Law in skinny jeans showing off his fabulous behind. Okay so he’s going bald but he can totally wear a wig.



Damien: After that, there’s Jack’s love interest Damien. Damien is tall with green eyes and dark hair. He’s got a muscular physique. Let me see – muscular physique and green eyes – hmm… you know it’s got to be Channing Tatum. There weren’t any other actors in the running, really.



Izzy: Izzy is Jack’s best friend. She’s a tall, curvy, brown-haired and green-eyed. I like Demi Moore for Izzy as Demi as those gorgeous eyes. She’d have to curl her hair and gain some weight but it could work. Of course I couldn’t imagine Demi agreeing to gain weight but this is my fantasy so I can pick who I want.



Noel: Noel is Izzy’s husband and the detective that continually has to pull Izzy, Jack and the Gray-Haired Knitting Detectives out of trouble. He’s tall, muscular and has dark hair and blue eyes. Bradley Cooper would totally work and not just because I have a crush on Bradley.



The Gray-Haired Knitting Detectives: Betty, Ally, Rosemary, Martha and Rose: Even though Jack Gets His Man takes place in Oklahoma, I’ve chosen a bunch of English actresses for these roles. I have a thing for British theater and movies. Betty is the gang leader of the knitting detectives. I choose Maggie Smith for that role. Maggie can totally take care of things. Ally is the quiet, shy member who has a heart of gold. Julie Walters is my pick for her. I think Julie is a total sweetheart. Then there’s Rosemary. She’s the grandmother. I picked Judi Dench for this role because it would be totally awesome to have Judi as a grandma. Martha is the matchmaker. That’s easy. No other woman but Celie Imrie would do for that role. Finally, there’s Rose. She’s the smart one. Helen Mirren gets my vote there.



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EXCERPT

The first candidate arrived promptly at 9:30 or at least his mom did. Danny ushered an elderly lady with a stern bun into Jack’s office and made a hasty retreat.

Jack just stared at her until Izzy cleared her throat and poked him in the ribs. “I’m sorry,” she said when Jack kept staring. “We were expecting someone named Fred. Is that you?”

The woman looked first at Jack and then at Izzy. “Of course that’s not me,” she snapped. “What kind of name is Fred for a woman?”

“Er.. um,” Izzy stumbled. “Do you know where Fred is?”

The woman rolled her eyes and harrumphed. “He’s in the bathroom. He always gets nervous at interviews.”

“Um. Okay,” Izzy was quick to respond when she saw Jack opening his mouth. Knowing Jack nothing appropriate was coming out of his mouth at the moment. “Can you have a seat outside while we conduct the interview?” Izzy could do prim and proper when necessary.

The woman gave Izzy the evil eye before turning on her heel and walking out. They never saw Fred.

Jack was licking his fingers when Danny ushered in the next candidate. “Hi!,” the enthusiastic candidate nearly shouted. “I’m Tim!” That part was definitely shouted.

Jack and Izzy stood to shake the man’s hand. He swayed a bit as he leaned forward. Jack took a sniff, but didn’t smell anything untoward. Tim collapsed in his seat while Jack stared at his hand in disgust. Tim’s hands were sweaty. Jack’s mouth pulled tight in a grimace and his nose scrunched in disgust.

“So Tim. Why do you want this job?” Izzy’s voice was overly enthusiastic in an attempt to bring Tim’s attention to her so he wouldn’t see Jack’s grimace. She need not have bothered. Tim had leaned back in the chair and closed his eyes. When he didn’t respond, Izzy snapped her fingers. “Tim?”

“Huh? What?” He started.

“Have you been drinking?” Jack didn’t even bother to ask in a polite manner.

Tim shrugged. “Just a tiny drink to settle my nerves.”

Jack stood. “Okay. Thanks a lot for coming. We’ll be in touch.”

Tim looked confused but managed to struggle to his feet and lurch out of the door. Izzy was giggling uncontrollably by the time Jack sat back down. He snorted. “At least this isn’t boring.”


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AUTHOR Bio and Links

I was born and raised in Wisconsin, but think I’m a European. After spending my senior year of high school in Germany, I developed a bad case of wanderlust that is yet to be cured. My flying Dutch husband and I have lived in Ohio, Virginia, the Netherlands, Germany and now Istanbul. We still haven’t decided if we want to settle down somewhere – let alone where. Although I’ve been a military policewoman, a commercial lawyer, and a B&B owner, I think with writing I may have finally figured out what I want to be when I grow up. That’s assuming I ever grow up, of course. Between tennis, running, traveling, singing off tune, drinking entirely too many adult beverages, and reading books like they are going out of style, I write articles for a local expat magazine and various websites, review other indie authors’ books, write a blog about whatever comes to mind and am working on my sixth book.

Contact Information
Website: http://www.dehaggerty.com
Blog: http://www.dehaggerty.com/mymusings
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dehaggerty
Twitter: https://twitter.com/denaehaggerty
Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+DEHaggerty/posts
Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/denahaggerty/
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7210211.D_E_Haggerty

Other books by D.E. Haggerty:

Unforeseen Consequences: http://www.amazon.com/Unforeseen-Consequences-D-E-Haggerty-ebook/dp/B00EC6T4GY/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1407568454&sr=8-1&keywords=unforeseen+consequences

Buried Appearances: http://www.amazon.com/Buried-Appearances-D-E-Haggerty-ebook/dp/B00GVW7S2O/ref=la_B00ECQBURU_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1407568476&sr=1-2

Begraven in het Verleden: http://www.amazon.com/Begraven-Verleden-Dutch-D-E-Haggerty-ebook/dp/B00VIEYPNA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1428305860&sr=8-1&keywords=begraven+in+het+verleden

Life Discarded: http://www.amazon.com/Life-Discarded-D-E-Haggerty-ebook/dp/B00MQK8L2G/ref=la_B00ECQBURU_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1420453041&sr=1-1

Murder, Mystery & Dating Mayhem: http://www.amazon.com/Murder-Mystery-Dating-Mayhem-Haggerty-ebook/dp/B00TB1TEEM/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1423730982&sr=8-1&keywords=murder%2C+mystery+%26+dating+mayhem


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GIVEAWAY 

The author will be awarding a $25 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour, and a $10 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn host.


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Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Cover Reveal - Silenced in the Surf by Kate Dyer-Seele


Welcome to the cover reveal for Silenced in the Surf by Kate Dyer-Seeley! This is book three in the Pacific Northwest Mystery series and releases March 29th, 2016.


About the Book:
Covering a windsurfing competition should have been a breeze for reporter Meg Reed, but with a killer in the curl, she's headed for rough waters…

Hood River in the Columbia River Gorge is the windsurfing capital of the world, and Meg is stoked to cover the King of the Hook event for Portland's Northwest Extreme magazine. Before the competition gets under way, Meg has a chance to try some windsurfing on her own. But when the current sweeps her downriver, she spots a body snagged on the rocks. The dead man is Justin Cruise, aka Cruise Control, a celebrity windsurfer and not exactly a nice guy. It's soon clear his death was no accident, and Cruise had no shortage of enemies. As Meg dives right in to discover who wiped out the windsurfer, she'll need to keep her balance--or she too may get blown away.

Praise For Scene Of The Climb

"A splendid overview of the greater Portland and Columbia River Gorge region, perfect for travel buffs. Her protagonist shows promise with her determined attitude and moxie." --Library Journal

"A fun, terrific adventure." --Suspense Magazine

Includes Adventure Guides!
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Don't miss out on the first two books, Scene of the Climb and Slayed on the Slopes!



About the Author:

Kate Dyer-Seeley writes the Pacific Northwest Mystery Series for Kensington Publishing. The first

book in the series, Scene of the Climb, features the rugged landscapes of the Columbia River Gorge and a young journalist who bills herself as an intrepid adventurer in order to land a gig writing for Northwest Extreme.

Her work has appeared in a variety of regional and international publications including: The Columbian, The Vancouver Voice, Seattle Backpacker, Portland Family Magazine, and Climbing Magazine.

Kate lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and son, where you can find her hitting the trail, at an artisan coffee shop, or at her favorite pub. Better yet—at all three.


Giveaway:

Signed copies of Scene of the Climb and Slayed on the Slopes, Windsurfing Barbie kit,  Pink inflatable pool float, Clif bars, Burt’s Bees Pink Grapefruit lip balm, Ghiradelli Dark Chocolate bar with raspberry
US only
Ends August 27th
Prizing provided by the author, hosts are not responsible in any way.

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Saturday, August 15, 2015

Sarah Sundin’s ‘Through Waters Deep’ and Anchors Aweigh Giveaway

Dive into Sarah Sundin's explosive new series, Waves of Freedom, with book one, Through Waters DeepWhen evidence of sabotage on the Atwood is found, Jim and Mary must work together to uncover the culprit. A bewildering maze of suspects emerges, and Mary is dismayed to find that even someone close to her is under suspicion. With the increasing pressure, Jim and Mary find that many new challenges–and dangers–await them in the midst of their budding romance.

Join Sarah in celebrating the release of Through Waters Deep by entering to win an Anchors Aweigh prize pack!

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One grand prize winner will receive:
  • A copy of Through Waters Deep
  • A nautical tote bag
  • A set of compass rose notecards
  • A "Hope Anchors the Soul" journal
  • A Boston Tea Party earl grey tea set
  • Through Waters Deep apron
  • A set of nautical tea towels
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Enter today by clicking the icon below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on August 24th. The winner will be announced August 25th on Sarah's blog.

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Friday, August 14, 2015

MERCY'S RESCUE by by Debra Holt: Virtual Book Blast Tour #giveaway

Welcome to my stop on the virtual book blast tour for MERCY'S RESCUE by Debra Holt, a contemporary romance available now from Bling! Romance.


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Fighting for his life after an ambush, Sheriff Josh Wellman awakes to find himself looking into the eyes of a real-life angel of mercy. Despite his groggy condition, he knows his life has changed the instant their hands touch.

Devastating heartbreak has left Mercy Smith's faith in tatters, her heart guarded against more loss. Her dedication to the air evac trauma team she leads has insulated her from the realities of the earth below, so now Josh faces the biggest challenge of his life.

Can he find a way around the walls that fortify her heart and convince this angel to stay on the ground with him? Can Mercy open herself to life again and find a way to restore her faith in God ... as well as love?



EXCERPT

Mercy cast her gaze out the window. They were coming in low and fast over endless stretches of farmland. Cotton fields bordered the two-lane farm-to-market road, which as they approached, now resembled a river of flashing red and blue lights stretching into a long ribbon. First responders, paramedics, firefighters, and a myriad of law enforcement officers rushed back and forth like a colony of hungry ants.

A large tractor-trailer rig sat at an awkward angle at the intersection of two county roads. Its cab doors hung open with the large rear door raised as well. Mercy could make out the figures of black-clothed DEA officers, the letters emblazoned on the back of their vests, as they scrambled over the truck.

The helicopter’s skids touched the ground a few yards from the center of the intersection, kicking up a cloud of red dust. People shielded their eyes as the medics, in their bright blue jumpsuits and helmets, exited the doors the moment the aircraft landed. Guided by the collective motioning of the crowd, Mercy and Paul ran toward the motionless body lying flat on a stretcher.

“Tell me.” Mercy spoke with clear authority, her eyes already assessing the man lying before her. The paramedics gave his vitals and their preliminary findings. Mercy took in the amount of blood loss evident on the officer’s clothing. The khaki uniform she recognized as belonging to the Powell County Sheriff’s Department had been shredded by bullet holes, then ripped by the shears of the first-responder medical personnel in order to minister to him. His Kevlar armor had shielded his main torso, but there were still areas along his legs, lower torso, and arms that had not been so protected. At first glance, she would have expected his wounds to be fatal after such a vicious attack. His vitals were critical, and he needed specialized help fast.

“Let’s load.”


AUTHOR Bio and Links

Born and raised in the Lone Star state of Texas, Debra grew up among horses, cowboys, wide open spaces, and real Texas Rangers.  Pride in her state and ancestry knows no bounds and it is these heroes and heroines she loves to write about the most.  She also draws upon a variety of life experiences including working with abused children, caring for baby animals at a major zoo, and owning a wedding planning business (ah, romance!).

Debra’s real pride and joys, however, are her son, an aspiring film actor, and a daughter with aspirations to join the Federal Bureau of Investigation. (more story ideas!)  When she isn’t busy writing about tall Texans and feisty heroines, she can be found cheering on her Texas Tech Red Raiders, or heading off on another cruise adventure.  She read her first romance...Janet Dailey's Fiesta San Antonio, over thirty years ago and became hooked on the genre. Writing contemporary western romances,  is both her passion and dream come true, and she hopes her books will bring smiles...and sighs... to all who believe in happily-ever-after’s. 

The Seymour Agency represents Debra and she is soon to have two contemporary romances published by Spencer Hill/Tulip Romance and Astraea Press. Debra invites you to visit her website at www.debraholtbooks.com.  She loves to hear from other aspiring authors or readers via email at debraholtbooks@gmail.com

Facebook Link: https://www.facebook.com/DebraHoltBooks
Twitter: https://twitter.com/debraholtbooks
Website: http://www.debraholtbooks.com/

Mercy’s Rescue Purchase Link:
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Mercys-Rescue-Bling-Romance-Debra-ebook/dp/B011JENAFM/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1436907011&sr=8-2&keywords=mercy%27s+rescue+debra+holt



GIVEAWAY 

Debra will be awarding a $10 Amazon/BN GC to a randomly drawn commenter via Rafflecopter.

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Thursday, August 13, 2015

Teaser Tour: Claiming Valeria by Rebecca Rivard #giveaway


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Welcome to the teaser tour for Claiming Valeria, A Fada Novel, Book 2 by Rebecca Rivard! The Fada Shapeshifter novels are sexy paranormal romances that feature the fada shapeshifters and their fae rivals. Right now the Claiming Valeria ebook is available for $1.99 (US) from Amazon for a limited time!

About the Book:

He wants a second chance— Rui had everything he’d ever wanted. He was the Rock Run second in command and he’d finally found his mate, the sexy Portuguese shifter Valeria. But it all fell apart when he assassinated an innocent man, leaving the man’s young daughter an orphan. Sick at heart, he brought the girl back home to Valeria and then went out for a night of heavy drinking that ended with him ensnared by the sun fae queen.

But can she trust him with her heart? It was hard, but Valeria forged a new life for herself and her adopted daughter. She even found a new man. Then Rock Run’s alpha is kidnapped by the sun fae and Rui steps in to reclaim his position as second. Now he’s determined to win back Valeria as well.

A dark secret threatens them all… But Valeria’s new man is hiding a dark Gift. Soon Rui and Valeria find themselves in a fight for not just their love, but their lives—and that of the little girl they’ve both come to adore.
Only $1.99 for one week and free on Kindle Unlimited!



About the Author:

Rebecca Rivard bio photo As a teenager, Rebecca Rivard read way too many romances, little realizing she was actually preparing for a career. After a detour through various genres, she has returned to her first love. She has placed highly in a number of romance writing contests, including a first for sexiest scene in the Reveal Your Inner Vixen contest. Like the river fada in her Fada Shapeshifter Series, Rebecca is happiest in or near the water, believes that the fae are beautiful but dangerous, and could cheerfully exist in a world without cell phones—although not without her e-reader.



To be notified of upcoming releases, ARCs, and giveaways, sign up for the Newsletter here!

GIVEAWAY:

--an autographed paperback of Seducing the Sun Fae (#1 in the Fada Shapeshifter series) 
--$25 gift certificate to Amazon
Open Worldwide (for both prizes!)
Ends Aug. 13th
Prizing provided by the author, hosts are not responsible for prizing.
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Book Blitz: Accidental Butterfly by Marisa Cleveland #giveaway


Welcome to the Book Blitz for Accidental Butterfly by Marisa Cleveland. This is a young adult romance with light paranormal elements. It released on July 5th and is available for sale!

About the Book:
accidental butterfly coverAuthor Name: Marisa Cleveland
Book Title:  Accidental Butterfly
Release Date: July 5, 2015
Category: Young adult romance
Sub Categories: light paranormal, coming-of-age
Original / Regular Price: ebook $2.99 --- print book $11.75

Dead at sixteen. She was just another statistic. Until she became a guiding angel.

Book Description:
Alive, Kate Dunlap breezed through high school with meaningless friendships and relative ease. But after an accidental overdose ends Kate's human existence, she's granted the opportunity of a lifetime. Return to Earth. Save Jake Barton. Prove her worth. 
Success guarantees Kate an all access backstage pass to heaven. But as she falls in love for the first time, the reformed superficial social butterfly must risk her chance at redemption to guarantee Jake's life on Earth. 

Marisa_Cleveland_headshotAbout the Author:

Marisa Cleveland loves to laugh, hates to cry, and does both often. As a writer, she writes. Every day. If she couldn’t express herself through writing, music, and dance, she would die. Cleveland, who has a Master's degree in Educational Administration in Organizations, joined The Seymour Agency in 2011 after she ended an eight-year career teaching students in language arts, grades 6-12. Previous to teaching, Cleveland worked as an assistant director for a graduate school in Washington, D.C. before settling in Southwest Florida. She loves to connect with writers and readers through social media.
 

GIVEAWAY:
$25 Starbucks gift card (US/CA)
Ends Aug. 25th
Prizing is provided by the author, hosts are not responsible.

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This event was organized by CBB Book Promotions.