Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Blog Tour - "An Earl of Her Own" by Heather Boyd #Giveaway

An Earl Of Her Own
Saints and Sinners series (Book 3)
By Heather Boyd

Heather is giving away a print edition of The Duke and I and A Gentleman’s Vow during the tour. Please use the Rafflecopter below to enter. Remember there is a chance to enter everyday so be sure to follow the Blog Tour. You may find the tour schedule and locations here

About An Earl Of Her Own:

Marriage is about finding that special someone you want to annoy for the rest of your life!
Rebecca Warner’s devotion to her family is the perfect distraction from the loneliness of widowhood. Not that she’d ever admit a need for someone special in her life after her husband’s betrayal. With the responsibility of arranging her sister’s wedding falling into her lap, Rebecca has no time for a certain maddening earl bent on seducing her—until he proves her most ardent ally.
For Adam Croft, Earl of Rafferty, what began as an amusing pursuit—shocking Rebecca Warner—becomes something deeper when he recognizes how perfect a wife and mother she would make. Adam’s keenly aware of his loneliness…and that his habit to curb it with drink lost him Becca’s respect. He’ll happily change his ways to win her approval, but what more can he do to win her love?

Release Date: FEBRUARY 12, 2019
Length: approx. 300 pages
Heat: steamy regency romance
Digital ISBN: 978-1-925239-51-5
Print ISBN: 978-1-925239-52-2
AppleBooks ID: 1437218392

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“You are hurt, worse than you want to say,” Rebecca Warner whispered.

Her soft green eyes were filled with real concern, something Adam had never expected to see on her face. “Well, that is disappointing.”

“Disappointing?” Rebecca immediately began searching through his hair for the wound, and he chose to imagine it a sensual caress until she spoke again. “You have a gash to your head that has bled. Dear God, you could have died.”

“Always looking on the bright side,” he murmured, and then noticed how close the lady was to his body. He inhaled slowly, delighted in this unexpectedly rare treat. Mrs. Warner had never been the friendliest sort. “You smell nice.”

“Really, Rafferty,” she chided. She suddenly slipped her hand inside his coat, rummaged in his pockets and began to dab at his head with the handkerchief she found there. “This is hardly the time to worry about my perfume.”

“As you say, I could have been killed. Seems like an appropriate time for noticing the little things in life that please me.” He felt pain and hissed. Eager for a distraction, he dropped his gaze to her shoulder—now bare of the shawl, which had fallen away unnoticed by the lady. The respectable garment Rebecca had worn to church, so stylish and modest, was less so now thanks to the accident. The struggle out of the carriage seemed to have ripped the seam apart, and her pale skin looked very soft and inviting. He curled his fingers into the skirt of her gown and held it. “Lovely.”

She drew back to peer into his eyes again, and then she glanced down at his fist. “What are you doing?”

What was he doing? Adam had no idea, but he wasn’t of a mind to stop.

Saints and Sinners series:
Book 1: The Duke and I (Nicolas and Gillian) -
Book 2: A Gentleman’s Vow (Gideon and Jessica) -
Book 3: An Earl of Her Own (Adam and Rebecca) -

About the Author:
Determined to escape the Aussie sun on a scorching camping holiday, Heather picked up a pen and notebook from a corner store and started writing her very first novel—Chills. Eight years later, she is the author of over thirty romances and publisher of several anthologies too. Addicted to all things tech (never again will Heather write a novel longhand) and fascinated by English society of the early 1800’s, Heather spends her days getting her characters in and out of trouble and into bed together (if they make it that far). She lives on the edge of beautiful Lake Macquarie, Australia with her trio of mischievous rogues (husband and two sons) along with one rescued cat whose only interest in her career is that it provides him with food on demand. You can find details of Heather's work at

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Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Release Day - "When You Close Your Eyes" by Roxanne D. Howard #Giveaway

When You Close Your Eyes
by Roxanne D. Howard
Genre: Supernatural Romance

Dreams are the perfect shelter for fantasies, safe havens to step inside without changing our daily lives. For Lark Braithwaite, all that is about to change. During the last six months, Lark has dreamt of a mysterious Irish lover who knows what she wants and gives her exactly what she needs. In her waking life in busy London, things aren't as ideal as her long-term relationship with her controlling fiancé Charles has hit a dry spell.

When Lark is called home to Oregon for her father's funeral, she comes face to face with the demons from her past, but she never expects to meet her dream lover in the flesh. Niall O'Hagan steps straight out of her fantasies and into her life, and the powerful connection they share rocks her foundation. Although she's dealing with the bitterness of her fiancé's betrayal and his jealousy, Niall soon stirs Lark's awareness of her superficial existence and reawakens her sexuality....and her soul.

Roxanne D. Howard is a U.S. Army veteran who has a bachelor's degree in Psychology and English. She loves to read poetry, classical literature, and Stephen King. Also, she is an avid Star Wars fan, musical theater nut, and marine biology geek. Roxanne resides in the western U.S., and when she's not writing, she enjoys spending time with her husband and children. Roxanne loves to hear from her readers, and encourages you to contact her via her website and social media.

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Monday, January 28, 2019

Book Spotlight and Character Interview - "Jade" by Valerie Ullmer

Jade (A Dark Assassins Novel Book Four)
By Valerie Ullmer

Genre:  Paranormal Erotic Romance


Jade never wanted a mate.  She loved being an assassin and she had a family in her fellow assassins, their mates, and little Silas.  She truly had everything she needed.  But when Ghost assigned her to track the same immortals who tried to kill Xander’s family, she couldn’t refuse. 

But the complication arises when Ghost requests she partner with Noah, a human and ex-special forces soldier.  Jade has never worked with a human before, much less one that hated her from the moment he laid eyes on her.  But she was a professional and if she could play a part in destroying the immortals who threatened her family, she could accept the human.  If only she knew how to fight her attraction to him.

All Noah Hale wanted was to kill the immortals who lured his best friend and fellow ex-Navy SEAL to his death.  He had no desire to be teamed with a beautiful tracker who mesmerized him the moment she turned her emerald eyes his way.  But in order to stop other soldiers from pursuing the same fate, he needed to swallow his pride and work with a group of immortals he didn’t trust.

As Jade and Noah track the group of shifters through the mountains of Colorado, the danger lurking around every corner threatens everything they both hold close.  Will they be able to find a way through, together?

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Jade caught a scent of a human as she entered the fourteen-story building in downtown Snowfall.  It wasn’t just any human scent, but something that made all of her instincts flare.  She knew that she’d never caught this particular scent before, but something told her that this human might be important to her.  She tried to brush it off as quickly as the thought came, but she couldn’t find it coincidental she smelled it in the same steel building owned by Ghost and housed the headquarters of Dark Company.
As she dismissed the fleeting thought of searching for the scent, her heart thumped once, hard, in her chest at the thought of not finding its owner.  She forced herself to walk toward the elevator bank, ignoring the unwanted perusals she received from the men in the lobby.  Even in an unassuming hoodie and black yoga pants, she drew unwanted attention.  A side effect of being an immortal.
The elevator opened as soon as she pressed the up-button and she kept her gaze down as she walked into the elevator.  She entered the code to get to Ghost’s private floor, her movements too quick to be caught by the human eye, before she squeezed into the corner.  Jade used her other senses as three men in suits and two women entered the enclosed space with her.  There was no need to glance at the glass interior that covered the back wall to see what she looked like.
She sensed eyes on her.  Instead of searching out the gaze, she whipped her long, straight dyed black hair into a bun on the back of her head with quick movements before sneaking her hands into the front pockets of her hoodie.
Jade waited patiently as the car traveled toward the penthouse, her ultimate destination, but she couldn’t help but try to find the intriguing scent from earlier.
After my meeting.
All she knew was he hadn’t used the particular elevator she was in and the higher the lift took her in the building, the more his scent dissipated.
In her entire existence, or what she remembered of it, she’d never been attracted to…anyone.  She’d never felt the pull to find someone either.  But lately, she’d felt increasingly restless whenever she had any downtime and her skin tingled in a way that had nothing to do with signaling immediate danger.  It was as though her body tried to convey something she didn’t understand.
Her thoughts were interrupted when a man who had gotten into the elevator with her on the first floor stepped into her personal space.
“Hey, beautiful?”
Jade rolled her eyes and raised her head to glare at the man.  Of course, he wouldn’t take the hint that she wanted to be left alone.  To emphasize the point, she crossed her arms and leaned against the wall, moving away from his intrusion.
The man decided to take this as an invitation and moved to wrap his arm around her waist.  The move gave her a clear shot to his ribs and she took it, gently moving her elbow back and making contact.  She flinched when she heard a distinctive crack, realizing she hadn’t been careful enough.  Before she could apologize, the elevator door opened and he ran off without looking back, holding onto his side.
She sighed.

About the Author

Valerie writes paranormal and contemporary M/F and M/M erotic romances. She lives in Denver, Colorado with her wonderfully supportive husband and their funny and wise black lab. She's addicted to coffee, crime shows, and reading and writing character-driven romances.

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Character Interview ~ Jade 

What impression do you make when a person first meets you? 
*sigh* Usually people don’t get to know me or who I truly am, they just see my auburn hair, my athletic body, and my bright green eyes and miss the fact that I’m deadly. I am an assassin after all.

What is your greatest fear? 
Losing my mate, Noah.

What is your profession? 

I’m an immortal red fox shifter assassin. Say that five time fast.

What skill do you have that you’re proud of? 
I’m observant. Why? Because people always give something away if you watch them long enough. I like know other’s secrets.
Describe your ideal man/woman. 
I never had an ideal mate. I never even wanted one, but then Noah came into my life and I wouldn’t have it any other way. 

What trait do you like most about the person you fell in love with? 
His quiet strength and his moral compass. 

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Book Spotlight - "Hope's Dream" by Peggy Jaeger

How Hope's Dream came to be (from Peggy Jaeger)...

When the call went out from the publishers of the Wild Rose Press for selections to a new series they were starting titled THE DEERBOURNE INN, I just knew I had to write and submit something.

The setting is an historic Inn in the fictional town of Deerbourne Vermont, a sleepy little New England berg were visitors to the DEERBOURNE INN find love, a ghost or two, a world class chef, and a place rich in history. The community of Deerbourne is rife with quirky characters, beautiful scenery, and intrigue.

Well, I live in a sleepy New England town that is also rich in character, scenery, and intrigue, so writing something for the series seemed like a no-brainer to me. What’s that old saw: Write what you know?

And it was.

I’d had the basic premise of a small town romance milling about in my head for a while but I hadn’t been able to flesh it out. I knew I wanted the heroine to be struggling financially for some reason, and that she had given up on the dream of a college education because of those struggles. As soon as I read the Deerbourne bible (the outline of the series and the town) from the publishers, my brain went into hyder-drive and the plotline for HOPE’S DREAM came to fruition in less than a day.

Twenty-four hours after that my heroine and hero were fleshed out, along with their back stories and character arcs.

Two weeks later I had a completed manuscript that I sent along to my editor at WRP for consideration in the series.

Two weeks after that I received the okay and a contract.

And the rest, as the kids say these days, is history. Hee Hee

HOPE’S DREAM tells the story of Hope Kildaire, a 27 year old ski instructor at Sugar Bush Resort, and Tyler Coleman, a NY lawyer who has come to town seeking her out. The reason he has been sent to the tiny town isn’t revealed until 2/3 of the way into the story, and when it is, Hope’s life changes forever. Hope had to drop out of college and the Nurse Practitioner program she’d always longed for in order to take care of her mother who was severely injured in a car accident in which Hope’s father was killed. Hope is the sole wage earner for herself and her mother and it’s been rough to make ends meet.

I don’t want to give away too much of the plot, but suffice it to say when Hope finds out the reason Tyler is really in town, and not just for a ski vacation, she is dumbfounded.


Hope Kildaire gave up her dream of becoming a nurse practitioner when a car accident killed her father and left her mother an invalid. Working two jobs and caring for her mother leaves the twenty-seven-year-old with no time for fun or relationships. When a law firm representing her paternal grandparents sends her several letters, Hope ignores them. She despises the family who disowned her father and wants nothing to do with them.

Lawyer Tyler Coleman's job is simply to obtain Hope's signature on a legal document. Getting it is harder than planned, though, when an unexpected attraction blossoms between them. If Ty is honest with Hope about why he's in Willow Springs, he'll fulfill his assignment but may risk hurting her.

The opportunity to have everything she's ever desired is at Hope's fingertips. Will her dream come true at the expense of Tyler's love?


He leaned forward, his elbows resting on the table, and clasped his hands together.
“What if money wasn’t an option? No worries about having someone care for your mom. No worries about paying whatever bills you have. Would you go back to school then?”
She shook her head. “Unless I hit the lottery, which there is zero chance of doing since I don’t waste the money I do have buying tickets, I don’t see it happening.”
“But if it did,” he persisted. “What would you do?”
Laying her fork next to her plate again, she peered across at him. Why was he so insistent on an answer to a question she knew was pie in the sky, wishful thinking? Unless some long lost relative of her mother’s died and left her an inheritance—which she doubted was ever going to happen—there was no reason to consider the possibility of going back to school. It wasn’t feasible financially. And unfortunately, financially was the way Hope had to look at every decision she made.
“Look.” She gathered her thoughts so he’d be able to understand her. “I had a dream to be a nurse practitioner. And I’d have a made a good one. A darn good one. Dreams sometimes come true, but most times don’t, so you have to adjust, accept, and move on. I tookan absence from school to take care of my mother after the accident because there was no one else to do it. When the insurance ran out and the medical bills kept piling up and we had no way to pay them without losing our home, I dropped out to work. There aren’t many jobs around here that pay well, but I got lucky. My mother depends on me for everything, and I won’t let her down. If it means I spend the next twenty years teaching people how to ski, building draft beers for tourists during the winter, and waitressing until my feet scream in the off season”—she shrugged—“then so be it. It pays the bills, keeps us in our own home, and gives my mother peace of mind. Those are all positives in my book. She didn’t ask for this to happen. It was a tragic accident. The least I can do as her daughter is to make things easier for her.”
He’d been staring at her the entire time she spoke, his gorgeous and intense blue eyes drifting across her face, her lips, even her hands as she used them to accentuate a point. He’d been, for the most part, silent, nodding a few times to show he understood what she was saying.
“Your mother is lucky to have you for a daughter,” he said after a few beats. “I don’t know too many people who would give up their lives, or their dreams, to help someone else, be it a parent or a loved one. I see too many selfish, self-centered people every day, out for only themselves. You’re neither of those things. You have a very beautiful heart, Hope Kildaire.”
When he stretched out a hand across the table, wrapped his fingers around hers, and gave them a gentle squeeze, it took everything in her not to let go the emotion welling up from deep inside her. Good looking,  nice to her mother, and he could make her toes tingle with a simple brush of his hand on her skin. Not to mention he’d been worried about her safety when she’d left the bar last night. Hope couldn’t believe guys like him still existed in this day and age.
After he squeezed her hand again, he let it go. It instantly felt lonely. Hand? Heck, her entire body felt abandoned.
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Author Bio

Peggy Jaeger is a contemporary romance writer who writes about strong women, the families who support them, and the men who can’t live without them.

Family and food play huge roles in Peggy’s stories because she believes there is nothing that holds a family structure together like sharing a meal…or two…or ten. Dotted with humor and characters that are as real as they are loving, Peggy brings all topics of daily life into her stories: life, death, sibling rivalry, illness and the desire for everyone to find their own happily ever after. Growing up the only child of divorced parents she longed for sisters, brothers and a family that vowed to stick together no matter what came their way. Through her books, she has created the families she wanted as that lonely child.

Tying into her love of families, her children's book, THE KINDNESS TALES, was illustrated by her artist mother-in-law.

Peggy holds a master's degree in Nursing Administration and first found publication with several articles she authored on Alzheimer's Disease during her time running an Alzheimer's in-patient care unit during the 1990s. 

In 2013, she placed first in two categories in the Dixie Kane Memorial Contest: Single Title Contemporary Romance and Short/Long Contemporary Romance. 

In 2017 she came in 3rd in the New England Reader's Choice contest for A KISS UNDER THE CHRISTMAS LIGHTS and was a finalist in the 2017 STILETTO contest for the same title.

In 2018, Peggy was a finalist in the HOLT MEDALLION Award and once again in the 2018 Stiletto Contest. She also came in first place in the Contemporary Romance category of the  2018 OKRWA IDA Contest.

A lifelong and avid romance reader and writer, she is a member of RWA and her local New Hampshire RWA Chapter.

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Also in the Deerbourne Inn series... 

By Reservation Only by Barbara Edwards
Book 1

Freedom's Path by by Linda Carroll-Bradd 
Book 3

Lyrical Embrace by Amber Daulton
Book 4
(Available for Pre-Order)

Monday, January 21, 2019

Book Spotlight with Author and Character Interview - Jennifer Lowery

 Author: Jennifer Lowery
Title: Maximum Risk  
Series: Wolff Securities
Book Number: 1
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: August 12, 2014
Buy Links: Amazon


It should have been a simple rescue mission…
Retired Pararescueman, Quinn Wolff, wrote the book on how to stay alive during a mission when he founded Wolff Securities, an elite private sector security firm. When he fast-ropes down to save missing humanitarian aid worker, Avery Marks, in the remote mountains of Azbakastan he isn’t prepared for the brave, stubborn woman who challenges the rules he wrote in order to protect her.
But when it comes to matters of the heart nothing is simple…
Avery Marks learned a long time ago to take care of herself, but when her convoy is attacked, her friends and coworkers murdered, she has to rely on the aid of intensely capable and handsome, Quinn Wolff to get her safely out of the country. His skills keep her alive, but his kisses put her in danger. In danger of losing her heart. That’s a risk she can’t take ever again.


Copyright ©2014 by Jennifer Lowery

Gut-wrenching sobs choked her as she brought the truck to a skidding stop in front of Quinn’s house. She fumbled with the door handle and nearly fell on her face when it opened. Leaving the door wide open, she ran into the house and straight to her bedroom where she slammed the door. Quinn’s borrowed bloody shirt lay on the floor, tainted with Ryan’s blood. Her own blood.
Memories of what they’d done to her flooded in. The pain. Her screams. The times she couldn’t scream. The missile hitting the Land Cruiser. Scott taking a bullet.
Oh God.
Unable to process, Avery pummeled the fabric with her fists. Over and over she swung until the pain in her arms overshadowed the pain in her heart.
A pair of arms wrapped around her from behind, picked her up off the ground and swung her away from the bed. Still aching inside, she kicked and fought to be free. The arms held tight, body taut.
“Let me go.” Her heel landed a blow and sent a jolt of pain up her leg, which only frustrated her more.
“Avery, stop.”
Quinn’s gruff command penetrated the emotions pounding inside her. Avery deflated like a balloon and slumped in his arms, chest heaving. Quinn’s chin touched the top of her head, his chest rising and falling in sequence with hers. He still hadn’t put her down; her feet dangled off the ground. The way he held her, tucked against him, made her heart ache even more. Almost as if he couldn’t let her go.
For just a moment she allowed herself to lean on him, letting him hold her close until it felt like they were fused. She didn’t analyze why she did it, or why he let her. Simply let it happen.
Quinn tucked his head into her neck, voice gravelly, his breath hot on her skin. “Goddammit, Avery.”
Mouth dry, she nodded her head in understanding. She didn’t need the words. What was done was done. She couldn’t take it back.
Gently he set her feet on the floor and she winced. They stung like she stood on a bed of glass. Before she could guess his intention, Quinn swung her into his arms and carried her out of the room. She wrapped her arms around his neck, too worn out to fight. Her gaze followed his tanned neck to the strong line of his jaw. His profile was rigid, lines of fatigue bracketing his eyes. So much strength and so much pain. He wore his emotions inside like a warrior. She admired that after the spectacle she made of herself.

The hero from my romantic suspense, Maximum Risk, decided to stop by and share 10 things about himself-he doesn’t like to divulge much, but I talked him into it ☺

Ten Things to Know About Quinn Wolff
1.       He founded Wolff Securities- An elite, private-sector security firm that specializes in personal & corporate security, high risk missions into dangerous places, hostage/kidnap/fugitive recovery, intelligence gathering.
2.       He has five brothers who run Wolff Securities with him.
3.       And one feisty sister.
4.       He is a former PJ-pararescueman.
5.       He is the oldest of the siblings and he takes the responsibility and protection of the family very seriously.
6.       He’s inflexible when it comes to that protection.
7.       He wrote the Wolff Securities handbook, but when it comes to loved ones and the heroine, Avery, the book goes out the window. Much to his unease.
8.       His favorite food is his mother’s pot roast.
9.       He loves Sunday dinner at his parents’ house and their traditional football game afterwards.
10.   He would die for his family or the one he is protecting.

Thanks for chatting, Quinn. Now let's talk with your author, Jennifer Lowery.

Why did you choose to write in your particular field or genre?
To be honest, it chose me. I started out writing in all kinds of genres. I thought I was going to be a historical romance writer. Yeah, not so much. I was terrible, lol. As I searched for my voice I started to realize that all of my heroes had a military background and shared the same alpha traits. Then I picked up a Suzanne Brockmann novel and I never looked back. I love writing military romance and romantic suspense.

Where did your love of books/storytelling/reading/writing/etc. come from?
From a long line of songwriters, singers, and poets. I grew up watching my dad and his brothers play in a band—so much fun! My dad is a writer-not published yet, but working on it-my two sisters enjoy writing so I guess you could say it’s in my blood. And, from the hordes of books I devoured all through my life. My youngest sister sings in a band with her husband and my middle sister is working on a novel so it definitely runs in the family. My son is an English major and also a songwriter, also. My daughter is a very talented story-teller—I’m waiting for the day she decided to pen her first novel.

How long have you been writing?
Since I can remember. I spent my childhood locked in my room writing stories of romance and adventure. My parents had to get creative with my groundings because they couldn’t send me to my room, lol.

What kind(s) of writing do you do?
Military romance and romantic suspense. I’ve dabbled in sweet romance with my holiday story, Christmas with the Conroys.

Who are some of your favorite authors that you feel were influential in your work?  What impact have they had on your writing?
Oh so many! Janet Dailey, Cherry Adair, Suzanne Brockmann, Stephen King (yeah, I know, he’s amazing), anything Harlequin. Pretty much anything I could get my hands on, lol. They inspired me to write my own stories. The more I read, the more I wanted to write.

Are you a full-time or part-time writer?  How does that affect your writing?
Full-time. I took the plunge in 2012 to become a full-time writer and make my dream a reality. With the support of my husband and kids I quit my job as a Respiratory Therapist and started writing. Oh, happy times! I haven’t had one day of regret. I LOVE my job! Even if I do work harder now than I did as a therapist, lol.

What are some day jobs that you have held?  If any of them impacted your writing, share an example.
As mentioned above, I was a Respiratory Therapist before I decided to follow my dream to become a writer. The 13 years I spent working in hospitals really taught me a lot. It’s so nice to use that knowledge in my books-saves me research time, lol.

What do you like to read in your free time?
I read in pretty much any genre. I have so many amazing books on my shelf to be read!

Do you have any strange writing habits (like standing on your head or writing in the shower)?
I don’t know if this is strange or not, but I often get plots and characters worked out while I’m trying to go to sleep or in the shower, lol. Yeah, when I want to relax, my characters want to talk.

If you had a superpower, what would it be?
To write faster, lol. I know, not much of a superpower but it would be so awesome to be able to write superfast.

Where is one place you want to visit that you haven't been before?
Ireland. Back to my roots. 

Author Bio:

New York Times & USA Today Bestselling author Jennifer Lowery writes heartfelt military romantic suspense. Her work has been a nominated for the Golden Heart. She debuted her first book in 2012 which made her dreams of being a writer come true, followed with her SEAL Team Alpha series and she loves her job as much today as she did then. She is delighted to bring you stories from the heart and hopes you enjoy reading them as much as she did writing them.

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