Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Heat it up

Hey fans. This week is erratic for me and I apologize now. My family is going through a lot. I have no Weekend Giveaway coming up this weekend and no Author Spotlight this week. I'm sorry. I do have a rafflecopter up under Current Giveaways and I'll try to make some prizes up to you. For now, here's some Romances!! 

Enjoy

Tempting Tessa (Short Prequel to Tessa's Pride)
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The very short prequel to Tessa's Pride by Olivia Brynn

Cowgirl Tessa McCade has a rare day off from Bradley Equine Ranch, and she's got a plan. She mounts her favorite horse to ride to a secluded spot on the Montana horse ranch with a book, a snack, and a towel for skinny-dipping. When her boss—Joshua Bradley himself—joins her, Tessa knows it will take all her strength to keep her feelings for the man at bay. If there's one thing Tessa didn't plan on today, it's Josh's surprising admission.

*Bonus! Includes the first two chapters of Tessa's Pride!*








Stranded, Stalked and Finally Sated ( Western Cowboy Romance) (License to Love Series:Book 1)
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Clara Roberts has found herself forced to flee across country, pursued by a madman who seems to have access to every aspect of her life. Consequently, she is off the grid and under the radar when her truck breaks down in a small corner of Southwestern, Oklahoma, and she finds herself at the mercy of a local cowboy. While she knows that she will eventually have to keep running to stay one step ahead of her stalker, she begins to find herself drawn to this man. With his support she decides that her life is something worth fighting for.

Shad Brandt wasn’t sure what to expect when he pulled over to help out the girl on the side of the road, but it isn’t long before he realizes that she was a lot more than he bargained for. He knows that she is running from something, but he can’t quite place his finger on what it is. However, he cannot turn his back on this woman in need and when he opens his home and his heart to her he finds something else entirely. So when danger comes to lay claim to Clara, he finds that he is willing to sacrifice everything to make sure she stays safe.






After the Ashes
Lorelei Sullivan longs for the home and family that was torn from her during the war. After the death of her mother, she follows her younger brother out west, hoping for a fresh start with her last living relative. Instead she finds a ruthless bounty hunter looking for the brother she knows she must protect at all costs. She doesn't expect the price to be losing her heart to a man who promises her nothing but shared passion.

Christopher Braddock wants information more than the bounty of a bumbling kid who got mixed up with the outlaw Braddock has been searching for since the war. But when his prey's sister tries to throw him off her brother's trail, Braddock isn't noble enough to not let her try. What he doesn't expect is the spark that brings his body, and worse, his numbed emotions back to life. His unexpected feelings for Lorelei has Braddock crossing the line from bounty hunter to outlaw. He'll do whatever it takes to keep Lorelei safe, including breaking her heart.






Zen and Sex (a Romantic Comedy)
Is it really true that guys think about sex every seven seconds? Martin is a 24 year old guy who falls in love with a 38 year old woman. He has to grow so fast emotionally that he feels like he just got hit by a speeding bus. Not only is Frances fourteen years Martin's senior, but she's all about putting Zen into relationship, which involves every guy's worst nightmare: talking about your feelings, being conscious of your thoughts and above all, unabashed, honest communication at all times. Martin has no idea what he is getting himself into and the sharp learning curve that's required of him especially when he's thinking sex but she's thinking Zen.





Radio Gaga
Over the airwaves everyone can hear you scream!

Radio researcher and part-time presenter Chloe Lark is certain her big show biz break is just around the corner. Live it Up radio may not be the big time, but surely - one day soon - fame will come her way. And, if she could convince the hunky guy next door to give her a chance, her love life might improve too.

Ex-soldier Ben isn’t sure if his new ‘Z’ list celebrity neighbour is crazy or on medication. Either way he’s looking for a quiet life out of the spotlight. The last thing he needs is an accident prone media hungry blonde complete with mystery stalker. Problem is - Chloe doesn’t seem to have received that particular memo…






Greene's Riches (A Billionaire Romance - Vol. 1)
Volume 1 of the Greene's Riches series!

Alexis Black is finally on her way to becoming a successful journalist - and moving to London! 

After ending things with her boyfriend of over three years, she has finally decided to go travel like she has always wanted to and the magazine she works for is helping her pay for it by putting her to work. 

Finding herself to be in the right place at the right time for so many events, she can see that her career will flourish on her trip, but will her love life? 

After meeting Richard Greene, the Man of the Year, and finding that he has taken an interest in her, she wonders if she has finally found the electric love she's been looking for...or if she's just part of a rich man's games.






Too Hot To Quit (Sexy Spy in America Romance Series)
What happens when those who are elected to defend America turn around to hurt her? 
As he gears up for his re-election in the US Senate Elections, US Senator J.L. is introduced to a new, powerful donor by his long-time friend and chief fundraiser Danny Birch. The new donor, Sheryl Lekhov, turns out to be a daughter of an oil tycoon who silently resides in the wealthy-people area of Southern California. 
Sheryl Lekhov, a very beautiful and gorgeous lady actively participates in getting more cash to finance Senator J.L’s re-election. And her closeness to the unmarried Senator sparks a romantic fire that consumes both of them during the campaign period and thereafter.
But Senator J.L., a prominent member of US Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, does not realize that his new-found love is an enemy of America—a fearless spy working for the interests of the Russian Government!






Craving More (Tiger Nip)
Corrine Hart is ready for few days off for rest and relaxation. At the top of her to-do list is spending as much time as possible in tiger form and doing her best to banish all thoughts of the mysterious Hunky Cupcake Guy who spent the last two weeks driving her libido insane. 

Jett Montgomery-Murphy just wants to know if the tasty treats that keep showing up at work are the same ones his best friend used to get while they were in college. A trip out to Sweet Confections confirms what he thought and brings him in close contact with the one woman he’s secretly lusted after for years, his best friend’s sister Corrine. 

A late night tryst leads to two tigers finding their mates and two humans unsure what to do next. Add in an overbearing brother, a best friend with her own drama, and a crazy ex-girlfriend that has a checkered past and you have a recipe for disaster. 

Will Corrine and Jett be able to overcome the unexpected obstacles on their way to falling in love? Or will they throw in the towel before the relationship even gets off the ground?







Destiny Divided (Shadows of Destiny)
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After fleeing her native city — and nightmares of a traumatic childhood — Sage Peterson meets the overbearing, pretentious, yet haunted Professor Elias. He’s the only one who knows about her mysterious powers, which seem to be spiraling out of control. When he convinces her to train with him, she finds herself thrust into a five hundred year war and on the run from vampires, werewolves, and even worse — her budding feelings for James Elias.





The Spyglass Portal: A Lighthouse Novel
A paranormal romance novel wrapped in a science fiction and fantasy tale.

House flipper, Samantha Landers, witnesses a freak accident in which her business partner ends up in a coma. Struggling to forgive herself for the part she played in the tragedy, she accepts her psychiatrist’s offer to stay in a friend’s renovated lighthouse on the coast of Maine. There in the picture perfect village of Pavee Cove, Sam hopes to find peace. But after discovering an antique sea captain’s spyglass hidden in the light tower, strange and unexplainable things begin to happen. Each time she peers through the spyglass, Sam’s world turns upside down, inside out, and sideways. Does she have a brain tumor? Are the meds she’s taking causing her to hallucinate? Or has she simply lost her mind? Stepping into this bizarre nightmare is Aidan, a man who is eerily familiar and the one constant she can count on.

Painting and the ocean are Aidan’s refuge against his own demons. As soon as Samantha walks into his life, old dreams return, as well as his obsession with a girl from the past who mysteriously disappeared. Sam might be unstable, but she needs his help, and a power stronger than logic draws him to her.

Just when Samantha is sure she’s gone mad, an old man helps her to understand the mystery of the spyglass and the mystical power that it holds. What she learns will lead her to discover buried family secrets and the one man whose soul has been connected to hers for longer than either of them can imagine.






Untouched
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Emerson Ray is trouble. Juliet knows it the minute she lays eyes on Beachwood Bay's resident bad boy. Forced to spend her summer before college in the sleepy beach town, she never expected to crash into the most devastating guy she's ever met--or for Emerson's blue eyes to strip through her dark secrets, and make her feel a desire she's never known. Their connection is undeniable, but Juliet is torn. She knows, once she gives him everything, there'll be no turning back.

Juliet McKenzie is dangerous. Emerson can tell from the way she blows through all his defenses, laying bare the demons he's carried alone all his life. He's left a trail of broken hearts and empty beds in his wake, but Juliet is different. Her innocence is intoxicating--and the passion she keeps hidden, just below the surface. He wants to be the only one to set it free, but with every kiss, he's closer to losing control and doing the one thing he swore he never would: fall in love.

One summer. Two damaged hearts. Their story is only just beginning...






Pretending He's Mine (Caught Up In Us Series)
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"The one you like best. That's my favorite position. My favorite thing is making you feel good."
Reeve Larkin needs a job. Sure, the actor is talented and gorgeous in that dreamy, broody sort of way that makes all the women swoon. But he lost out on a part in a big movie, and now his day job hours have been slashed too. What's a handsome young thing in need of a role to do? Sign up to be the fake fiancé of the sexy and shrewd casting director Sutton Brenner, who must appear temporarily attached if she's to land a coveted gig casting a red-hot film. So Sutton strikes a pact with Reeve to play the role of her fiance until she closes the deal. The trouble is - she's sexy-as-hell and damn near irresistible to him. And he's not only a great guy, but also the best dirty talker she's ever met. It doesn't take long for their pretend love affair to heat up, especially after that toe-curling night in the balcony of the Broadway theater. And that scorching afternoon in the stacks of the New York Public Library. 


A red-hot love affair. An intense connection. But as the lines between make-believe and matters of the heart blur, can two people working in the world of acting fake it til they make it?





Her Wounded Soldier: A BBW Erotica

When Maryann took a job in rural Pennsylvania, she had no idea how lonely it would be. Working a 9-5 job, living in a motel, and with little to no chance of romance entering her life, she hides her loneliness within her own fantasies. That is, until she meets Jason. Back home from the war, his leg badly wounded, he too has been scarred. Can these two heal each other's wounds? 












Bride of a Stranger (Classic Gothics Collection)

Justin Leroux was the tall, dark stranger of Claire's girlhood dreams, even if their sudden and silent wedding wasn't. Now he's whisked her away to Sans Songe, the Leroux family plantation in Louisiana -- where dangerous accidents and nasty surprises lurk at every turn.

Voodoo magic, poisoned food, and a murder mystery force Claire further into isolation. Helpless within the bosom of her frigid new family, with a new husband who has yet to come to her bed -- and who may well be hoping for her demise -- Claire is relentlessly drawn into an ever more tangled web of passion and intrigue.

In a harsh world where love means danger, Claire must struggle to simply survive.





Capturing the Silken Thief


Tang Dynasty China, 823 A.D.
Musician Jia needs a valuable book of poems by a famous courtesan to buy her freedom...and she believes Luo Cheng has taken it. Her attempt to steal the book from him fails, but the tall and powerful scholar unexpectedly offers to help her quest! But when they finally find the book--and the arousing poems and artwork inside--Jia's longing for freedom is replaced with a new kind of desire for Cheng....





Some Kind of Wonderful


It's the kind of story investigative reporter Matt Winters writes about -- not the kind he wants to be living. When he discovers a newborn baby girl on his doorstep, he panics ... then he desperately turns to his temptingly pretty neighbor Caitlyn Devereaux for help. After all, women are supposed to know everything about babies!

Caitlyn's natural sensuality intrigues Matt ... and her aching vulnerability as she holds the precious bundle piques his curiosity. The wedding gowns she creates are famous for fulfilling every bride's fantasies, yet she firmly says that marriage -- and motherhood -- are not for her. But her kisses suddenly have Matt dreaming of something wonderful -- and soon he's determined to get this reluctant woman to change her mind.





Party Naked (Cocktales, Book One)


Cocktales, Book OneStephanie Harper is perfectly happy co-owning Books and Brew, where she slings drinks and entertains her friends with cutting wit and a cynical take on love. She’s convinced she has no time for anything deeper than sex; she has a business to run, after all. And her thrice-married mother has proven happy ever after doesn’t exist.Jarod Nolan begs to differ. Chance has him running into Steph—and giving her a ticket—one morning, but it’s fate that finds him in her place of business that same evening. A sizzling one-night stand ensues, and although Stephanie escapes before he wakes the next morning, Jarod is already sure she’s worth the chase.Steph’s more than willing to party naked with the hot cop, but she’s adamant they’re driven by lust, not love. Jarod is prepared to prove otherwise, even if it means giving up one of the things he and Stephanie do best…What’s that old saying? Abstinence makes the heart grow fonder?





Summer Sizzle: Stories of Love, Lust, and Passion


Cops, Firemen, and Military Men… who doesn’t love hot a man in uniform? Three sizzling stories by three talented female authors.

~Chasing Emma~
Twenty-seven-year-old Emma has had her share of bad relationships and isn't in a hurry to jump back into the dating scene, especially when she runs into her cocky new neighbor, Special Agent Chase Williams, with his hands all over her panties. After a few choice words in the laundry room, she decides to avoid him at all costs, but fate has a cruel sense of humor and Emma soon finds herself reluctantly agreeing to dinner after helping locate his sister. During dinner, he turns on the charm and Emma struggles with her own resolve to keep things platonic, which proves difficult with someone as sexy and determined as Chase.

~A Controlled Burn~
When Kenna McGuire finds her boyfriend in the throes of passion with someone else, she decides to embark head-first into the world of casual hookups. On her first time out in search of such an adventure, she meets up with the very sexy Fireman Tyson Langston. Coming from a long line of casual hookups, Tyson Langston is looking for something a little more permanent. Will he be able to convince Kenna to join him on his side of the fence, or will she allow her head to overrule her heart... and her lustful body?

~Whose Bed Have Your (Combat) Boots Been Under?~
U.C. San Diego college student Miranda Cates is opened up to a new world of college boys and hot military men when she realizes her campus is situated so closely to two very large military bases. When her new friends introduce her to some fun nightlife, she meets hot and sexy U.S. Marine Chris Ferguson who sweeps her off her feet and takes her places in his bedroom she’s never been before. When she begins to fall for Chris, she receives an e-mail that shakes up her world and makes her question what she’s doing falling for this seemingly unavailable man to begin with. 





Cheapies 





Curves and the Sheriff (BBW Romance - Coldwater Springs 2) $0.99 Amazon

When Libby Grant breezes into Coldwater Springs, Wyoming, the last thing she expects is to be pulled over on the highway by Sheriff Jake Morgan. Sparks fly when Jake suspects her of being a con-artist and is tempted to arrest her!

But when he discovers the real reason she’s in town, he finds he can’t get curvy Libby out of his mind - or his heart. Can he convince her that his feelings for her are real?





Off Sides $0.99 Amazon

“I'm not sure what possessed me to do it. Maybe it was the impossible expectations I faced, maybe it was my own self-loathing. But I just knew I needed something different to happen. I needed someone...something...to derail me from my current path. Otherwise, I would become lost...a hollowed out shell of a man. So I did it. I approached her, then I pursued her, then I made her mine. And my life was saved...”

Ryan Burnham is the privileged son of a U.S. Congressman and captain of his university’s hockey team. While he is on the verge of fulfilling his dreams to play in the NHL, his parents want him on a different course. One he is expected to accept for the sake of his family’s public image.

Forced to abandon her music career after the heart breaking death of her parents, Danny Cross exists on the opposite side of the tracks from Ryan. She is struggling to make her own way, working two jobs, attending college part time and volunteering in a homeless shelter. She is on a mission to build her own success.

With a chance meeting, their vastly different worlds collide, causing each to evaluate whether they are truly on the correct path to self-fulfillment and happiness. Can their relationship survive? Particularly when others are against them every step of the way. A lot can happen in just ten short days...





Forbidden Lovers (A Paranormal Romance Box Set) $0.99 Amazon

Dangerous ghosts, beautiful witches, hot dragonshifters and sweeping time travel--they're all here in this 4-book collection by some of today's most popular romance authors.

HAUNTED ON BOURBON STREET -- Deanna Chase
Empath Jade Calhoun loves her new apartment above a strip bar on Bourbon Street--until a ghost joins her in the shower. When the ghost starts terrorizing Pyper, Jade's new exotic dancer friend, Jade needs not only her unique ability but the help of Kane, her sexy landlord, who's already betrayed her with a secret of his own, to save Pyper. (Novel)

A DRAGON'S SEDUCTION -- Tamelia Tumlin
A rogue dragon terrorizes New Orleans and firefighter cum dragonshifter Brayden is hot on its tail. But other Magik's at play too, and his sworn enemy, a sorceress battling her past, will need to help quench the fires burning his city--along with the one she's ignited in his heart. (Novella)

THE WARLOCK'S DAUGHTER -- Jennifer Blake
Carita Gray has inherited her father's gift: the ability to kill through the strength of her passion. It means she can never fall in love. Until the powerful warlock Renfrey who shares her gift declares his desire for her--desire to which she dares not succumb. Can they survive each other's ardor? (Novella)

FALLEN -- Christina Skye
On a night of dreams and danger, a Crusader knight is torn from the past on a mission of honor--and deadly revenge. Only through magic can he protect the innocence of a stubborn woman who has learned to trust no one. (Category-Length Novel)





The Sweet Temptations Collection $0.99 Amazon

The stand-alone novels included in this collection are:

On Any Given Sundae -- a light romantic comedy between a shy dessert cookbook writer and the ex-football player turned restaurant owner she once had a crush on, as the two of them run an ice cream parlor together for the summer. (A Top 100 Bestseller on both Barnes & Noble and Amazon)

Double Dipping -- a love story with a twist of mystery, featuring a dedicated teacher who fights the school's new financial director to reinstate a beloved fall festival. (An International Digital Awards Finalist for Best Contemporary Novel)

Holiday Man -- a sexy romance told over a year of holidays between the owner of a scenic small-town inn and the big-city businessman who frequents the place just so he can visit her. (A RONE Awards Contestant)





Trials of Artemis (The Haberdashers Book One) $0.99 Amazon

The Haberdashers
In 1805 three little girls decided to create a "boys club" because boys have more fun. Their childhood was filled with sword fighting, horse racing, and archery. Now in 1815 they are all grown up and expected to join Society. Who will marry such independent and deadly misses?

Trials of Artemis
(Regency, Hot) Loving Lord Lucifer...
An independent bluestocking sneaks into a library to read rare Greek texts and ends up with a husband instead.


Jacqueline "Jack" Walters loves archery and Greek military history. In her third season she has failed to inspire so much as one marriage proposal and is planning to settle into the quiet life of a spinster.

Gideon Wolfe, Earl of Harrington, has been avoiding marriage but a case of mistaken identity in the library has left him saddled with an argumentative and unwilling fiancée.





The Long Way Home $1.00 Amazon

How lucky can one girl get?
Just ask Jacqueline Croix.
She has it all. The right fiancé, money, looks, and connections.
But everything comes at a cost.
Sometimes that cost is looking the other way when the imperfections of your world start to show themselves.
When something happens that she just can't look away from, she ends up drunk in a Chanel dress at a pity party on the beach in SC. There on the beach, she finally sees the cost of having everything is too high.
Luckily, Jacqueline has one thing most girls like her do not, somewhere to run when she leaves it all behind.
That somewhere happens to be to the open arms of the New York Rangers' right wing, Mike France.
He has always been there through thick and thin, waiting for his chance to make her his.
But how do you go from being best friends to lovers, when you know all the dirty details?





The Trouble With Cowboys $1.99 Amazon

It was their parents' ranch, through the good days and the bad. But if they want to hang on to their land, their pride, and their family, the three Sorentino sisters will have to reinvent it from the ground up--and one of them just may reinvent herself in the process...Cowboys have never been good for Amy Sorentino. First her hard-riding father bankrupted the family farm. Then her all-hat-no-cattle boyfriend sold her out on national television, ending her promising career as a chef. Now she and her squabbling sisters have partnered up in a final attempt to save their land by starting an inn and local restaurant. So it figures that with everything on the line, Amy's key supplier is just the kind of Stetson-tipping heartbreaking bad boy she's sworn to avoid. But Kellan Reed has a few secrets of his own--and cowboy or not, Amy can't resist this kind of wild ride...





Duchess By Chance $2.99 Amazon

Daniel, Duke of Stratton, learns of his betrothal to Miss Berengaria Evangeline Winchcomb minutes before his father’s death. Having gambled his fortune away, all the late Duke had left to sell was his son. To save his family’s honor Daniel agrees to the marriage, but society’s favorite bachelor is no longer a charming easygoing man - his father’s betrayal has left him angry and with a thirst for revenge.
Eva learns she is to wed the Duke of Stratton on the way to the church. Inside she feels a flicker of hope that at last she is to leave her horrid family - however that flicker is short-lived as she faces the cold unyielding man who is now her husband.
Has she merely replaced one tyrant with another?






Because of You: A Loveswept Contemporary Military Romance $2.99

From the war-torn streets of Baghdad to the bittersweet comforts of the home front, two wounded hearts navigate the battlefield of coming home from war in this explosive eBook original from newcomer Jessica Scott.

Keeping his men alive is all that matters to Sergeant First Class Shane Garrison. But meeting Jen St. James the night before his latest deployment makes Shane wonder if there's more to life than war. He leaves for Iraq remembering a single kiss with a woman he'll never see again- until a near fatal attack lands him back at home and in her care.  Jen has survived her own brush with death and endured its scars. And yet there's a fire in Shane that makes Jen forget all about her past. He may be her patient, but when this warrior looks her in the eyes, she feels - for the first time in a long time - like a woman. Shane is too proud to ask for help, but for Jen, caring for him is more than a duty -it's a need. And as Jen guides Shane through the fires of healing, she finds something she never expected - her deepest desire.






Smart, Sexy and Secretive (The Reed Brothers) $2.99 Amazon

Emily

I'm back in New York, ready to start my brand new life with Logan. Things are still up in the air between us, and it has been three months since I've even talked to him. But there's one thing I'm certain of -- I can't live without him.

Logan

I need her like I need air. But now she's back, and her dad and her ex-boyfriend are conspiring to keep us apart. We can do this, though. Can't we? We can make this work? We have to, because I can't imagine my life without her.






Stripped $4.99 Amazon

He's a movie star sex god. She's a virgin... and a stripper.
                                        
So how did I get myself into this situation, you ask? Simple: desperation. When you're faced with being homeless and hungry or taking off your clothes for money, the choice is easier than you'd imagine. That doesn't make it easy, though. Oh no. I hate it, in fact. There's nothing I'd like more than to quit and never go into another bar again, never hear the techno beat pulsing in my ears again, never feel the lecherous gazes of horny men again.

Then, one day, I meet a man. He's in my club, front and center. He watches me do my routine, and his gaze is full of hunger. Not the kind of desire I'm used to though. It's something different. Something hotter, deeper, and more possessive. I know who he is; of course I do. Everyone knows who Dawson Kellor is. He's People Magazine's Sexiest Man alive. He's the hottest actor in Hollywood. He's the man hand-picked for the role of Rhett Butler in the long-awaited remake of Gone With the Wind.

He's the kind of man who can have any woman in the entire world with a mere crook of his finger. So what's he doing looking at me like he has to have me? And how do I resist him when he looks at me with those intoxicating, changeable, quicksilver eyes?

I'm a virgin, and he's an American icon of male sexuality. I'm a stripper, and he's a man used to getting anything and everything he wants. And he wants me. I know I should say no, I know he's the worst kind of player...but what my mind knows, my body and my heart may not.

And then things get complicated.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the tips on the books - hope your week settles down a bit for you!

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