Thursday, March 27, 2014

The Romantic Reviews 3rd Anniversary Party

Today's my day on The Romantic Reviews 3rd anniversary party!

Check out the link for a chance to win an ebook copy of A Hero's Heart. There are lots of contests and Q&As for chances to win other great prizes.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Velvet Angel

I feel like I've really accomplished something yesterday. 
There was this historical romance book that I wanted to read I was about 13 or 14 but my mom said no (it was too adult for me--blah blah). So I planned to snick the book out of her bedroom one night but she had already returned it to the library. So, for over ten years now, I've been thinking about that mystery book. Unfortunately, I couldn't remember the title or author, just what the cover looked like and the basic plot. (A white cover with big letters and the plot is a woman wrapped naked in a rug who is delivered to her enemy). That's all the info I had. 
Guess what? 
Jude Deveraux - 'Velvet Angel', book 4 in the Velvet series. I can't wait to read it but now I have to read the others in the series first. 

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Cover Reveal - 'Martyr' by AR Kahler

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Book Blurb:
Three years have passed since magic destroyed the world.
Those who remain struggle to survive the monsters roaming the streets, fighting back with steel and magic—the very weapons that birthed the Howls in the first place.
Tenn is one such Hunter, a boy with the ability to harness the elements through ancient runes. For years, the Hunters have used this magic to keep the monsters at bay, but it's never been enough to truly win the war. Humans are losing.
When Tenn falls prey to an incubus named Tomás and his terrifying Kin, Tenn learns there's more to this than a fight for survival. He's a pawn in a bigger game, one with devastating consequences. If he doesn't play his part, it could cost him his life, his lover and his world.

Goodreads Link -

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Alex is many things, but first and foremost, he's a Sagittarius. 

In the past few years he's taught circus in Amsterdam and Madrid, gotten madly lost in the Scottish wilderness, drummed with Norse shamans, and received his Masters in creative writing from Glasgow University. And that's the abbreviated list. 

He is the author of the tantalizing CIRQUE DES IMMORTELS trilogy, which debuted in 12/12 from 47North. MARTYR, the first book in his post-apocalyptic YA fantasy series, THE HUNTED, will be published 10/14 by Spencer Hill Press.
When he's not writing or climbing in the rafters, he's probably outside, staring at the clouds. And seeing as he now resides in Seattle, there are clouds aplenty.
He can be followed on Twitter @ARKahler or at

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Charity Poll:
To which charity should A.R. Kahler donate a portion of his proceeds from MARTYR?
The Trevor Project
To Write Love on Her Arms
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Monday, March 17, 2014

Blog Tour - A Reason to Breathe by C.P. Smith

Title: A Reason to Breathe
Author: C.P Smith
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: January 21, 2014
Tour Organized by: As the Pages Turn
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Love at first sight was never so dangerous. 
Jack Gunnison has a problem, well, two actually, one is 5'5" and the other...a Killer. 
Jennifer Stewart needs a change after losing her husband and sending her daughter off to college. Moving to the high country of Colorado to restart her life and, follow her dreams, Jenn gets more than she bargained for when she attracts the eye of a killer.
Together, Jack and Jenn must figure out his identity, before he strikes again.
Mature readers only due to erotic content and language.


“You and Barry got something going on I need to know about?” I looked up at Jack and watched his jaw go tight, as he watched Barry walk away.
“Um, no, we’re just friends. He took me for coffee once when I first moved here, and we bump into each other from time to time.”
“Good, keep it that way; I don’t like to share.”
“Share? I’m not sure I’m ready for any type of relationship, Jack.”
“Babe, you may not be ready, but that’s not going to stop me from changing your mind.”
He replied smiling, his rough voice washing over me. Damn. My traitorous heart liked hearing that and started racing. My head told me to run, but I stupidly listened to my heart, and I smiled back at him. (I know, I know, it’s that damn smile.)
“Ok, Jack,” I whispered in reply. Jack’s smile turned to a sexy grin and then his eyes dropped to my lips. I sucked in a breath as his head lowered, his lips gently brushing mine. A warm tingle coursed through my body, as he wrapped both arms around me and crushed me to his chest. We were in public, but I didn’t care. Jack deepened the kiss, his hand coming up my back and into my hair, securing me deeper into him. Slowly the kiss ended, and he lets me go. I took a wobbly step back and looked up at him. Jack’s brow moved together in reflection, like he was working something out in his head. Then he smiled and my knees got weak.
“Now that’s more like it, boy.” I turned my head to see Lorraine grinning from ear to ear. My face flushed in embarrassment, and Jack just grunted, grabbed my hand, pulled me towards the door, and then mumbled. “You got that right.”


C.P. is offering up the following for grabs. Giveaway ends at 11:59 PM CST 03/24/2014.
(2) eBook copy of A Reason to Breathe (INTL)
(1) Signed copy of A Reason to Breathe (US only)
(2) $5 gift cards from either Amazon or B&N (INTL)
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Sunday, March 16, 2014

Cover Reveal - 'Rival' by Penelope Douglas

Title: Rival
Series: Fall Away, #3
Author: Penelope Douglas
Genre: NA / Contemporary Romance
Release Date: August 26, 2014
*Pre-order links*


From the New Adult sensation and New York Times bestselling author of Until You

Madoc and Fallon. Two estranged teenagers playing games that push the boundaries between love and war…

She’s back.

For the three years she’s been away at boarding school, there was no word from her. Back when we lived in the same house, she used to cut me down during the day and then leave her door open for me at night.

I was stupid then, but now I’m ready to beat her at her own game…

I’m back.

Three years and I can tell he still wants me, even if he acts like he’s better than me.

But I won’t be scared away. Or pushed down. I’ll call his bluff and fight back. That’s what he wants, right? As long as I keep my guard up, he’ll never know how much he affects me….

*Purchase books 1 & 2 of the Fall Away series*
*Buy Links - Bully*

*Buy Links - Until You*

*About Penelope*
Penelope Douglas is a writer and teacher in Las Vegas. Born in Dubuque, Iowa, she is the oldest of five children. Penelope attended the University of Northern Iowa, earning a Bachelor's degree in Public Administration, because her father told her to "just get the degree!" She then earned a Masters of Science in Education at Loyola University in New Orleans, because she hated Public Administration. One night, she got tipsy and told the bouncer at the bar where she worked that his son was hot, and three years later they were married. To the son, not the bouncer. They have spawn, but just one. A daughter named Aydan. Penelope loves sweets, the show Sons of Anarchy, and she shops at Target almost daily.

*Connect with Penelope*


(5) $10 GC from either Amazon or Barnes&Noble
(1) Signed set of Bully & Until You (original copy)
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Thursday, March 13, 2014

Cover Reveal - Finding Serenity by Eden Butler

Title: Finding Serenity
Series: Seeking Serenity, Book #2
Author: Eden Butler
Genre: NA Contemporary Romance
Release Date: April 7, 2014 

Mollie Malone's mom skipped out on her. Her biker dad, always loose and easy with the law, still was able to make her feel loved, and to keep her safe. But thirteen years ago, when his luck finally ran out and he landed in prison, Mollie found herself a new family - a group of friends in the sleepy little college town of Cavanagh, Tennessee, where now they all attend the local university. These girls know about the rotten roots of her family tree but accept her anyway, and the bond between them is so strong and supportive that Mollie is finally able to see past graduation to a future that is bright and secure.

But sometimes the past doesn't stay buried.

Suddenly, inexplicably, there's a shadow behind every step Mollie takes. Someone is lurking in that shadow, threatening not only Mollie, but also the new family she has claimed for herself.

And it isn’t just the past that has Mollie’s life in upheaval. Hunky former Marine Vaughn Winchester - who Mollie really would like to get to know much better - thinks Mollie is just a kid; he's made it clear she wouldn't ever be able to understand the demons haunting him. But if that's what he believes, then why does he keep sticking his nose in her business? And if he thinks she’s such a kid, why does he keep trying to kiss her?

Vaughn’s mind games are frustrating, especially since Mollie knows enough about secrets to be convinced that there's something he isn’t telling her, something he's so far been able to keep hidden. But when that secret is revealed, Mollie is forced into a situation that tests her loyalty and threatens even her closest friendships - just when the shadow of her past returns, and she's going to need them the most.

'Finding Serenity' is book two in the Seeking Serenity series.

*Purchase books 1 & 1.5 of the Seeking Serenity series*
Buy Links - Chasing Serenity

Buy Links - Behind the Pitch
Excerpt - Finding Serenity

This was a mistake, being here, watching her without guarding his expression. He knew she could see what he wanted. He knew she felt what he wanted just seconds ago when that round, supple ass was leaning against him. But he had a job to do. He had to protect her. To keep her safe. Everything hinged on her safety.

“I don’t think that, but you’re right. You are untouchable.”

“Because I’m a kid?”

“Because you’re off limits.” That settled it. That should, he thought, make her understand that no matter what he said or how badly he wanted her, he couldn’t touch her again.

Vaughn turns, the door just feet from him. He is almost there, just in reach of the space he needs to force between them. She has to see reason. She has to understand that the mission is what matters, not what either of them wants.

“Vaughn?” There is something in her voice that is different. Determination maybe? Certainty? Whatever it is, Mollie has never used that tone with him and he knows it would be a mistake to turn around. His gut tells him that turning around would disintegrate any hope of resistance. But her feet drag on the carpet and he can feel the soft wisp of her breath against his neck and he is helpless. He manages a glance, tells himself that it is all he will allow her, but when he sees her face, sees how calm she is, how confidently she sets her shoulders, he moves, comes to face her fully. “I’m not a kid.” And then, she drops the towel.
*About Eden*

Eden Butler is an editor and writer of New Adult Romance and SciFi and Fantasy novels and the nine-times great-granddaughter of an honest-to-God English pirate. This could explain her affinity for rule breaking and rum. Her debut novel, a New Adult, Contemporary (no cliffie) Romance, “Chasing Serenity” will launch October 2013. 

When she’s not writing or wondering about her possibly Jack Sparrowesque ancestor, thinking up impossible plots, Eden edits, reads and spends way too much time watching rugby, Doctor Who and New Orleans Saints football.

*Connect with Eden*

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Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Guest Spot: Joanne Jaytanie

Payton's Pursuit is currently just .99 CENTS. 
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 Payton’s Pursuit
Published by Books To Go Now: January 2014


Payton Winters is thrust into the position of CEO of The Winters Corporation after the sudden death of her parents. Confronted with the knowledge she was born with special abilities, she finds herself in the dilemma of being a grounding force to people who possess psychic powers. She has unwillingly become the mental anchor to the one man she wants no part of, Collin McBain. While on a routine mission, Collin is drugged, tortured, and injected with wolf DNA. Now believed dead, he is secretly assigned to the Winters Campus.

Faced with the reality that her life is based on half-truths, Payton is on a pursuit to uncover her mother’s scientific research. She desperately needs to understand why she and her two sisters were genetically altered before birth. Payton’s path to discovery is littered with danger as she finds herself embroiled in a world of secrets, lies, kidnapping, and murder. She struggles to understand the events of the past in order to cope with her future. Will Payton’s pursuit for the truth be her last?


Collin sat motionless and watched Payton’s every move. What the hell happened back there? One minute he experienced another of his uncontrollable fits of rage, and the next moment a blanket of calm and serenity wrapped around him. Amazing feeling after so long. Those hazel eyes were gorgeous, but women never made him feel serene, no matter how pretty. All three of the sisters were something, but Payton was the pick of the litter. As breathtaking as Payton was in her designer blue suit with her shimmering wavy cinnamon hair that fell past her shoulders, she still couldn’t be the source of the calm that enveloped him.

“Get a grip, McBain,” Collin scolded himself. She didn’t even notice him. Hell, she hit the floor out cold the second he looked up at her. Collin didn’t even get a chance to properly introduce himself— not that she would care. He got the distinct feeling Payton would never forgive him for kidnapping her sister. What does it matter? Not like he would spend much time around her anyway. Like Victory said, he wasn’t in his right mind when he kidnapped her last year. Victory forgave him, if Payton was petty enough to hold a grudge, he’d do his best to avoid her. Who am I trying to kid? She will make my life miserable the entire time I live on her campus. 

Author Bio:

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Joanne was born and raised in Sherburne, New York, a quaint village surrounded by dairy farms and rolling hills. From the moment she could read she wanted to explore the world. During her college years she slowly crept across the country, stopping along the way in Oklahoma, California, and finally Washington State, which she now proudly calls home. She lives with her husband and Dobermans, in their home located on the Kitsap Peninsula with a panoramic view of the Olympic Mountains.

Joanne writes paranormal, romantic suspense. She loves writing about the twists and turns of her character’s lives and the trouble they find themselves involved in, coupled with building an everlasting relationship. She enjoys a wide variety of books including paranormal, suspense, thriller, and most of all romance.
Joanne is a member of Romance Writers of America, and an active member of Debbie Macomber’s home chapter, Peninsula Romance Writers, where she currently serves as the President.

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Friday, March 7, 2014

BTGN Spring Fling Blog Hop - March 7-11

Who doesn't love Spring but it's still cold outside, at least were I live. It's time we say goodbye to Winter. Before long we can toss our heavy coats back in the closets and grab out our flip flops. 
To enter the giveaway, please use the Rafflecopter below. (You may have to click the link if the form doesn't show up). 

Forever Winter
(Sweet Historical Romance)

After two disastrous London seasons, Susanna Lorican received a marriage proposal from a neighborhood friend, an esteemed Viscount, which saved her family from society gossip. She had adored him since childhood but never expected the man of her dreams to reciprocate the feelings. Susanna soon planned the perfect Christmas Eve wedding but never expected a snowstorm to barrel through the English countryside on the morning of.

Viscount Camden Beckinworth had lived the life of a devil-may-care rake until his parents’ untimely death five years earlier. Returning home to save the crumbling family business, he cast aside his personal life and buried himself in his parents’ finances, focusing on nothing but honoring his family name. Once he decided that it was time to take a wife, now that the business thrived, he finally realized that the pesky little sister of his two best childhood friends had grown into a beautiful woman. He wanted her as his wife more than anything else.

Susanna and Camden vowed to let nothing thwart their long-awaited day, even though the dress and several guests were delayed because of icy roads. But when the reverend fell from his horse and injured his head, they had little choice but to postpone. To worsen matters, Susanna’s insufferable brother-in-law cornered and then assaulted her in the library.

Despite their trials and tribulations, the young couple never wavered from their goal: marriage and a long life together. After all, happily ever after came only once in a lifetime.

A Hero's Heart 
(Spicy Contemporary Romance)

Ten years ago, Jarrett Brandt left home and abandoned everyone of importance. After a hard reality check, the irresponsible young man matured into a ballsy DEA agent with a kickass Harley Davidson and a million-dollar bounty on his head. Ordered by his superior officer to take refuge at a safe house just days before Christmas, he headed back home to Washington State, instead, to make peace with his deceased brother’s memory. 

Marissa Reinn Brandt never expected to see Jarrett again. Best friends since childhood and lovers as teenagers, immaturity, over-demanding parents and illicit drugs ripped them apart. Now a successful chef at a posh restaurant, the young widow and her son offered Jarrett a place to stay for the holiday. Even though she expected nothing from her former lover—the twin brother of the man she married—fate intervened.

As Jarrett and Marissa rekindled the flames of love and lust that once bound them together, an enemy from his past and a trusted mentor from his present vied their time in the snowy dark and threatened to destroy everyone he held dear. He needed a Christmas miracle to save his family and the love of a good woman to heal his battered heart. Nothing, no one, would stand in the way of his second chance with Marissa. Come hell or high water, he would cherish her body and her heart for all time.

My Giveaway 

The Winner will receive this spiral necklace and earring set (made of recycled aluminum from a local NC artist/jeweler) along with a PDF copy of either Forever Winter or A Hero's Heart, my two winter-themed novellas. Winner's choice of ebook. 

Open to the contingent USA Only. 

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Grand Prizes

The host, BTGN, offers two Grand Prizes!!! In order for readers to take part, they must leave a comment and email address on this blog or others. Two winners will be chosen at random and notified no later than March 15, 2014.

1st Grand Prize: (1) $Paperwhite Kindle 

 2nd Grand Prize: (1) $25 Amazon Gift Card

Please visit other blogs participating in this event. 
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3.Sharon Kleve Romantic Ramblings4.Joanne Jaytanie~This is not your mother's romance
5.Calinda B - Wickedly hot, dangerously fun6.Rhonda's Doings
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25.Draven St. James26.Writer Wonderland
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37.Jade Barnaby38.Rayna Noire
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45.Kooks Nook46.K C Maguire
47.Krystal Shannan48.Sue Lyndon
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