Wednesday, October 22, 2014

[Release Day Blitz] Claiming Carlos by Rachelle Ayala #Giveaway








"Sexy & hilarious foodie romance -- too hot in the kitchen."
Enjoyed Taming Romeo (Sanchez Sisters Book #1)? Then you know bossy big sister Choco. See what antics she gets into in Claiming Carlos.
Choco Sanchez is stuck in a rut. She’s never hit a softball and has been friends forever with Carlos Lopez, the head cook at her family’s Filipino restaurant. When flashy restaurant consultant Johnny Dee hits her with a pitch, she falls head over heels and gets a makeover.
Carlos Lopez is not about to lose one for the home team. When Johnny launches a full scale change on the menu, Carlos sends him straight into the dumpster. Claiming Choco’s heart proves more difficult, especially when her secrets threaten to doom their love. But never underestimate a man who can cook hot, spicy, and steamy, and we ain’t talking just food.
Steamy love scenes and language. Suitable for readers 18+.






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Rachelle Ayala is an author of dramatic romantic suspense and humorous, sexy contemporary romances. Her heroines are feisty and her heroes hot. She writes emotionally challenging stories but believes in the power of love and hope.
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Fiction: Michal’s Window, Broken Build, Hidden Under Her Heart, Chance for Love Boxed Set, Knowing Vera, Taming Romeo, Whole Latte Love, Played by Love, Playing the Rookie, A Father for Christmas, Claiming Carlos
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Saturday, October 18, 2014

30 Seconds by Chyrs Fey

When a woman finds herself in the middle of a war between a police force and a Mob, 30 SECONDS is a long time.


Title: 30 Seconds
Author: Chrys Fey
Genre: Romantic-Suspense
Heat Rating: Spicy (PG13)
Length: Novella (105 pages)
Format: eBook
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Published: 09/10/2014


BLURB: 

When Officer Blake Herro agreed to go undercover in the Mob, he thought he understood the risks. But he's made mistakes and now an innocent woman has become their target. He's determined to protect her at all costs.

The Mob's death threat turns Dr. Dani Hart's life upside down, but there is one danger she doesn’t anticipate. As she's dodging bullets, she's falling in love with Blake. With danger all around them, will she and Blake survive and have a happy ending, or will the Mob make good on their threat? 


EXCERPT:

       She panted with fear. What if they see the chest? What if we get caught? What if my breath stinks and I’m breathing right into Officer Hottie’s face? She shut her mouth and let oxygen flow through her nose.
Her eyesight slowly adjusted to the darkness and she could see Officer Herro’s silhouette. His head was turned and he was listening to the thuds of heavy boots getting louder; the intruders were coming their way.
Then the thunder of footsteps sounded right next to them. “There’s no one here, Red,” someone announced.
“Look for documents,” a man ordered, who Dani could only assume was Red. “I want the name of the person I’m going to kill.”
A moment later, there was a reply. “All the mail is addressed to a Dr. Hart.”
Hearing her name said aloud by one of the men who had ransacked her place made her want to gasp. Her mouth fell open and her breath was reversing into her lungs, but before she could make a sound, Officer Herro lowered his lips to hers, silencing her. Stunned, she could only lie beneath him with her eyes wide and her body tense. She couldn’t believe he was kissing her. She wanted to push him back, but knew if she did he might hit the inside of the chest, giving away their hiding place. That was when she realized he was kissing her so she wouldn’t gasp.
She let her body relax. After her initial shock faded, she was able to feel his lips. They were comforting and caused a reaction deep inside her. She couldn’t stop her lips from reacting to his. It was an innocent connection, a soft touch of lips. Until his hand slid from her shoulder to her neck and the kiss deepened into something else.

BOOK LINKS:
Amazon US / Amazon UK / The Wild Rose Press
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Chrys Fey is a lover of rock music just like Dani Hart in 30 Seconds. Whenever she's writing at her desk, headphones are always emitting the sounds of her musical muses -especially that of her favorite band, 30 Seconds to Mars, the inspiration behind the title.

30 Seconds is her second eBook with The Wild Rose Press. Her debut, Hurricane Crimes, is also available on Amazon.

Discover her writing tips on her blog, and connect with her on Facebook. She loves to get to know her readers!

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Bonus – 10 things you might love about 30 Seconds:
1.    The hero and heroine meet on the first page.
2.    Blake is a cop, and Dani is a doctor.
3.    The danger starts in Chapter One.
4.    Dani loves comic books, horror movies, and rock music.
5.    Blake has curly “Simon Baker” hair, and he cooks!
6.    Bullets fly in several scenes. And in one scene, snowballs fly.
7.    The chemistry between Blake and Dani is often funny and always steamy.
8.    Something from Dani’s past comes out in the open and changes their lives.
9.    All the romance you could want!
10.  And all the action!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

[Book Blast] Desired by Stacey Kennedy


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Readers of Fifty Shades of Grey are sure to love Desired, USA Today bestselling author Stacey Kennedy’s latest seductive, electrifying novel of Club Sin, where fantasy becomes reality.

Kyler Morgan, Master at the legendary Club Sin in Las Vegas, knows how to give women what they want—too well. He hasn’t had a real challenge in a long time. Then Ella Snow enters his life. Beautiful, inhibited, and innocent in the ways of submission and domination, Ella is the new blood he’s been lusting after. Soon, the thrill of training her to embrace his world brings forth desires Kyler cannot control.

After ending an abusive relationship, Ella makes a promise to herself to start living life to the fullest. It’s one of the reasons she seeks out Club Sin. Here, Kyler’s every touch is a lesson in liberation, stirring passions that have no bounds. But as she falls under Kyler’s command, Ella discovers that some secrets are so dark they must come to light. Submission alone may not be enough to save her, leaving her Master with only one question: How can he help Ella heal while unlocking the deep pleasures she craves?










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Stacey Kennedy is the USA Today bestselling author of the Club Sin series. Growing up, Stacey’s mind wandered the path less traveled, and that path most often led to love. She has always broken rules and she continues to feed off emotion—always staying true to her heart. Those traits are now the bones of her stories. She lives in southwestern Ontario with her husband, who puts any of the heroes in her books to shame, and their two young children. If she’s not on Mom duty or plugging away at a new story, you’ll find Stacey camping in the summer, hibernating in the winter, and obsessing over Penny Dreadful, Game of Thrones, and Sons of Anarchy.

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Monday, October 13, 2014

[Book Tour] Various States of Undress by Laura Simcox


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VARIOUS STATES OF UNDRESS: VIRGINIA



When the president's daughter risks everything with her sexy new boss, they're bound to find themselves in Various States of Undress! 

If she had it her way, Virginia Fulton—daughter of the President of the United States—would spend more time dancing in Manhattan's nightclubs than working in its skyscrapers. Tired of dodging paparazzi, she needs a change. And a real chance. So when she finds herself in the arms of sexy, persuasive Dexter Cameron, who presents her with the opportunity of a lifetime, Virginia sees it as a sign … but can she take it without losing her heart?

CEO-to-be Dexter Cameron knows he's taking a risk by hiring a stylish party girl to jumpstart his family's legacy department store. But the president's gorgeous daughter has her thumb on the pulse of Manhattan, and the partnership seems like a win-win … until Dex discovers that his goals now include more than securing the corner office—they include Virginia herself. Dex must decide: does he make a move up the ladder? Or on the girl of his dreams?






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After spending years in professional theater as a costume designer, Laura Simcox eased out of the hectic whirlwind of opening nights and settled in a comfy desk chair to write romance. She believes that life is too short not to appreciate heartwarming, quirky humor and her novels are lighthearted journeys into the happily-ever-after. She lives in North Carolina with her true love and adorable little son.

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Each sister in the three story series has been given a nickname from her Secret Service agents. VSOU: Carolina was lovingly called Care Bear and VSOU: Virginia was nicknamed Candy Cane.

Laura would love readers to suggest a nickname for the last of the President's daughters! Help decide what the Secret Service should dub Georgia, the sexy intellectual of the three!

*****If your nickname is chosen for VSOU: Georgia, Laura will include your name in her personal acknowledgments in the book, and you will receive a free copy of the first two books in her series!*****

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Thursday, October 9, 2014

[Trailer Reveal] Love Overcomes by Angela Schroeder

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Love Overcomes

by Angela Schroeder




Anaiah Press is proud to present the book trailer of Angela Schroeder's contemporary romantic novel

Love Overcomes

Release date: November 4, 2014

About the book:
Single mother Arabella Mackenzie never imagined that going to California with her sister Clara would have such a huge impact on her life. Since the end of a disastrous relationship, Arabella has been wary of wanting or needing anyone other than her family. But when she meets hunky actor, Jeremy Fowlis, she begins to have feelings for a man for the first time since her three year old son was born. Now, she needs to try to overcome her past and learn to trust again. 

Jeremy is not used to women who don't want to date him, or at least show him off to their friends - he is an in-demand actor, after all. He is tired of the shallow, avaricious attention that he gets from the public, but when he meets intelligent, cautious Arabella, she doesn't even know his name. Arabella’s grounded beauty captivates him instantly, but, he is wary of getting involved with a single mother with a complicated past.  

Can Arabella and Jeremy both overcome their doubts and fears in order to find love? 


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About the Author:
AngelaSchroeder

Angela was born and raised in Iowa, in a river town known for its pearl buttons. Having four siblings, she never lacked for someone to play with. As she grew older, she found herself pulled into books and writing more and more. Her parents are her heroes, her siblings her confidants and tormentors, and her children are a wonderful blessing.


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Wednesday, October 8, 2014

[Blog Tour] Princess by Christmas by Jennifer Faye #Tips for Writers



A Princess by Christmas
By: Jennifer Faye
Releasing October 1st, 2014
Harlequin

Blurb
A royal kiss under the mistletoe…

Prince Alexandro Castanovo arrives in snowy New York intent on protecting his royal family from scandal. And when Reese Harding—down-to-earth and heart-stoppingly beautiful—finds room for him at her inn, it seems like the perfect twist of fate.

Not long ago Reese's world came crumbling down, shaking her foundations. But this enigmatic stranger intrigues her! She's learned to be wary of secrets…but when she discovers Alex's true identity, might there be enough magic in the air to make this regular American girl a princess by Christmas…?


Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/21942751-a-princess-by-christmas?from_search=true

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Author Info
Award-winning author, Jennifer Faye pens fun, heartwarming romances. Jennifer has won the RT Book Reviews Reviewers' Choice Award, named a TOP PICK author, and been nominated for numerous awards. Now living her dream, she resides with her patient husband, amazing daughter (the other remarkable daughter is off chasing her own dreams) and two spoiled cats. She'd love to hear from you via JenniferFaye.com

Author Links
Website: http://jenniferfaye.com/
Facebook:
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Twitter:  
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Goodreads:
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Tips for Writers (Top Five Mistakes NOT to Make)

Hi. Thanks so much for having me. :-)
I’ve dreamed of being an author for most of my life, starting with short stories that were passed around the lunch table in elementary school. I had a fascination with books and when I read my first Harlequin as a teen, I hoped one day I’d be a Harlequin Author.

And so this is a list of things I wish I’d known on my long and windy journey to becoming a romance author.

#1 – Dreams do come true. This is vitally important to know. You have to believe in yourself and in your abilities because not everyone is going to pat you on the back. You need to believe that one way or another, you’ll achieve your dreams so that you can let go of the negativity that will come your way.

#2 – Don’t be in a rush. Yes, it’s good to have forward momentum, but don’t forget to slow down and polish, polish, polish. Whether you’re going the traditional route or the indie avenue, you need to present your cleanest work and no it won’t be perfect, no book ever is. But you need to know that you did your absolute best.

#3 – Don’t spin your wheels. Learn to let go. Before I was published, I was the queen of rewrites. I was a punster in those days and when I found a mistake with the story, I’d have to rewrite it. Now I plot and I fix the synopsis before writing the book. But in the end, some stories just aren’t salvageable. Just like when my hubby asks me what happened to such and such story, I tell him that the story is gone. Never to see the light of day. I can see the surprised look in his eyes but in the end, it’s for the best.

#4 – Don’t try to be the master of every sub-genre. Find what sub-genre fits your voice. Just because you love to read a certain genre doesn’t mean you can write it. And there are a lot of contests with editors looking for fresh voices. When you’re starting, pick your strongest sub-genre and focus in on it. The more you write, the better you’ll get.


#5 – Don’t give up. Yes, I did give up at one point. I was so totally frustrated and hurt with my first “R” (rejection) that I tossed aside all of my writing and gave up…for a few months. As Michelle Styles taught me, it’s all about what you do after the “R” that counts.




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