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Monday, May 22, 2017

Excerpt from Mercy’s Rescue & #Giveaway by Debra Holt

Debra Holt Booksby Debra Holt


GENRE: Contemporary Romance

Book Description:

Mercy’s Rescue  

Fighting for his life after an ambush, Sheriff Josh Wellman awakes to find himself looking into the eyes of a real-life angel of mercy. Despite his groggy condition, he knows his life has changed the instant their hands touch. Devastating heartbreak has left Mercy Smith's faith in tatters, her heart guarded against more loss. Her dedication to the air evac trauma team she leads has insulated her from the realities of the earth below, so now Josh faces the biggest challenge of his life. Can he find a way around the walls that fortify her heart and convince this angel to stay on the ground with him? Can Mercy open herself to life again and find a way to restore her faith in God ... as well as love?


Love Beneath the Blue Texas Sky  

J.D. Sterling shook the dirt of the small Texas town from his boot heels a dozen years before. Now, he’s returned… not as the poor country boy who left to follow his dream, but as country music’s sexy superstar. He has everything he always wanted except for the girl who holds his heart. Mandy.

Years come and go and people change. Amanda Lawson has grown up. From heartbreak and struggling to survive to becoming a successful businesswoman, she has taught herself to never look back. Once before, she had survived the wild, green-eyed cowboy with only a guitar to his name and a pocketful of dreams. Then he left her behind with nothing but his hollow vows and a shattered heart.

Mandy was his muse. J.D. was her dream. But tragedy and broken vows can be insurmountable obstacles. Can they find their way home to each other again… or is it too late?


His Country Bride 

"Sheriff's Department! Raise your hands above your head and don't move."

She’s a runaway bride who left her two-timing fiance at the altar. He’s a county sheriff determined to keep the peace in his country and leave city girls alone after his own fiance left him for the bright lights of the city. Neither of them planned on running straight into each other...over a burning wedding dress.

Ellie and Lucas planned on never trusting their hearts to love again. When danger follows her from the city, the sheriff must do his duty to protect her. However, it isn’t long before he discovers the real danger may be to his heart. Ellie just might teach him that even a city girl can be a country girl at heart.




Excerpt from Mercy’s Rescue:

She ventured a quick look but didn’t see a wedding ring. That meant nothing—many men didn’t wear rings. Her David would not have worn one either. He’d often said a ring would only get lost when he removed it to do surgery. The dark cloud of remembrance jolted her back to reality. Her job was done; she passed her patient over to the trauma team. There was no need for her to stay. With a last look at the man currently the focus of everyone’s attention, Mercy stepped outside the room. Her steps faltered as she realized that she’d automatically send a brief request on his behalf to whatever power the man might believe in; a request that the trauma specialists behind her would be able to use their combined expertise to keep him in this world for those who loved and needed him.

“Three minutes out. Descent begins in one.” The pilot’s voice crackled through the headset as he tossed a look over his shoulder to Mercy, strapped into the jump sear. She responded with a quick thumbs-up. “They’ve secured the scene,” he added. “We’re in and out fast. There’s only one to transport.” A dull, leaden weight sank to the pit of her stomach. Mercy Smith knew his words meant the other injured person had died before their arrival. “We can’t save them all, Mercy.” Paul Robards, the second medic onboard and seated across from her, responded to the shadowed look that crossed her face. “Some things are out of our control.”


About the Author:


Born and raised in the Lone Star state of Texas, Debra grew up among horses, cowboys, wide open spaces, and real Texas Rangers.  Pride in her state and ancestry knows no bounds and it is these heroes and heroines she loves to write about the most.  She also draws upon a variety of life experiences including working with abused children, caring for baby animals at a major zoo, and planning high-end weddings (ah, romance!).
   
When she isn’t busy writing about tall Texans and feisty heroines, she can be found cheering on her Texas Tech Red Raiders, or heading off on another cruise adventure.  She read her first romance...Janet Dailey's Fiesta San Antonio, over thirty years ago and became hooked on the genre. Writing contemporary romances, is both her passion and dream come true, and she hopes her books will bring smiles...and sighs...to all who believe in happily-ever-after’s. 
     
Debra invites you to visit her website at www.debraholtbooks.com.  She loves to hear from other aspiring authors or readers via email at debraholtbooks@gmail.com.  Twitter is https://twitter.com/DebraHoltBooks and Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/DebraHoltBooks. 



Giveaway: 

Ms. Holt will be awarding a $10 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.

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Excerpt & Giveaway: Driven By Passion's Destiny by Bobbi Cole Meyer


Driven By Passion's Destiny 
by Bobbi Cole Meyer


Genre: Erotic, Contemporary romance

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Book Description:

Lee Harris’s life of championship wrestling, gorgeous women and trekking all over the world to manage his chain of gourmet restaurants is over. A spinal injury puts him in a wheelchair. Despite a will of steel that has seen him through numerous injuries, there is no getting up and walking away from this one. Confused, bitter and angry, Lee resists all efforts of rehabilitation to help him adjust to his new life. Frustration is added to the mix when he meets Cassie, the first woman he wants since his accident. Wants and can’t have.

Cassie Sheppard has never gotten over her crush for the green-eyed, charismatic wrestler, Lee Harris. Now fate puts him within her reach. She is assigned to be his live-in physiotherapist. Despite his coldness toward her she finds herself falling for him more each day. She is determined to break through his stubbornness to help him regain his mobility, sexuality and self-esteem. Even if it costs her a broken heart.

Excerpt:


Cassie sighed with shivering contentment as Lee tenderly explored her body. He ran his hands down the length of her torso and back up, leaving in their wake a wave of chill bumps that seemed to multiply and skitter throughout her senses. As he cupped her breasts and rubbed her hardened nipples with his thumbs, she caught her full bottom lip and emitted a shuddering sigh.

Trembling, her breathing labored in ecstasy when Lee leaned to suckle each breast. When he released one, he blew on it gently. The coolness of his breath on her moist skin was like an aphrodisiac, sending sensual shivers down her spine that coalesced in her sensitized area between her legs.

She felt she might die as a tidal wave of emotion washed over her when he tweaked each pebbled breast tip with his tongue. Eager to claim his mouth in a kiss, she twisted her fingers in his hair to urge him up.

The desire to be one with him, to have him deep inside her, their bodies linked, her wet with desire, him driving to her core was all she could think about. She wanted him more than she believed it was possible to want a man.

Her response intensified as she strained against him—opened for him—reached to direct him inside. Every quivering nerve in her body tingled, creating a buzzing in her head that grew louder and louder.

The buzzing alarm persisted, shattering the dream at the crucial moment when Lee was about to enter her. Frustrated, Cassie reluctantly opened her eyes. Her mouth was cotton-dry. She was still shaking with sexual anticipation, but with her waking reality came the colossal letdown.

She ran her hand down her arm, feeling the goose bumps. She yearned for that mind-blowing climax she’d almost achieved in that fantastic dream. It was the same dream she’d had for years, varying only slightly in intensity.

She glared at the clock, hating it for interrupting. Inexplicably, as always, that fantasy dream had kindled an overwhelming, obsessive desire to experience what her imagination tortured her with—ephemeral glimpses of satisfaction in Lee’s arms and their ultimate body connection.

Cassie released a dejected sigh as she sat up and hugged her knees. For a moment she allowed herself to bask in the dream’s sizzling afterglow, her thoughts running back to the evening before and her first face-to-face meeting with her fantasy lover, Lee Harris.

Though their initial meeting hadn’t been as good as she’d hoped it would be, it was better than she’d expected, given what she’d heard about how despondent and irritable he’d become—and how unruly he was with the other therapists. All of them had given up on him. She would not.


About the Author:


Bobbi Cole Meyer is the pen name for Barbara Meyer, who relocated from her hometown of Jackson, Mississippi, to Nashville, Tennessee to pursue a career as a lyricist. Over the years Barbara has had numerous songs she co-wrote cut by major artists such as Tom Jones, Loretta Lynn, Barbara Mandrell, Barbi Benton, Stella Parton, The Soul Shakers, the Poppies, Bandana, Mason Dixon, the Wright Brothers and several others. She also co-wrote the theme song for the Italian movie, Summer Affair, with well-known guitarist and composer, Bucky Barrett.
Now residing in a small town outside Nashville, Tennessee, with her husband, Hank, Barbara is busy pursuing a second career, writing fiction, which she claims is her first love.
Barbara’s slogan is, “grab them with the first paragraph and don’t turn loose until the last period.”

Giveaway:


Bobbi Cole Meyer will be awarding one electric pink beach tote bag. (U.S. giveaway only) to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.


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Friday, May 19, 2017

Review: The Darkest Surrender (Lords of the Underworld #8) by Gena Showalter

Title: The Darkest Surrender
Series: Lords of the Underworld #8
Author: Gena Showalter
Pages: 426
Genre: Paranormal Romance, 

Purchase: Amazon

Book Description:

Possessed by the demon of Defeat, Strider cannot lose a challenge without suffering unimaginable pain. For him, nothing stands in the way of victory. Until Kaia, an enchanting Harpy, tempts him to the razor's edge of surrender.

Known among her people as The Disappointment, Kaia must bring home the gold in the Harpy Games or die. Strider is a distraction she can't afford because he has an agenda of his own-steal first prize, an ancient godly artifact, before the winner can be named. But as the competition heats up, only one prize will matter-the love neither had thought possible...

My Review


Hot, hot, HOT! I am a little behind on this series, but I'm going to be catching up soon after reading The Darkest Surrender! This book had me on the edge of my seat!

In The Darkest Surrender, we get Strider (the keeper of the demon Defeat), and Kaia's (a Harpy) story. 

Kaia has been featured in past books, and in this book we get to learn a lot more about Harpy's. I thought that was really cool. Knowing more about their race, how they mate, and how they name each other was interesting. Kaia, sadly, is known as The Disappointment. Having a horrible and pain filled background. With the new Harpy Games she feels she MUST prove herself. However now she has more than just the Harpy games to worry about. Strider is proving to be a challenge. 

Strider wants to be with Kaia so bad but being the keeper of defeat to someone is is constantly throwing out challenges makes him hesitate. He cannot resist her or her need however and of course the end up together. 

Danger of hunters, and Kaia's past is not far behind however, and throw in the Fourth Artifact and you have an amazing, sizzling hot, witty fast paced novel that makes me wonder how I stayed away so long! 

I would recommend this series to anyone who is interested in paranormal romance.

5 Moons!

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Lyrical Press Histocal Romances & #Giveaway: Foolish Bride & Knight Secrets



Foolish Bride: Forever Brides #2
by A.S. Fenichel

Sadly ever after . . . unless some dreams really do come true?

Elinor Burkenstock never believed in fairy tales. Sure, she’s always been a fool for love—what woman isn’t? But Elinor knows the difference between fiction and truth. Daydreams and reality. True love and false promises. . . . Until the unthinkable happens, and Elinor’s engagement is suddenly terminated and no one, least of all her fiancĂ©, will tell her why.

Sir Michael Rollins’s war-hero days seem far behind him when, after one last hurrah before his wedding, he gets shot and his injuries leave him in dire shape. He wants nothing more than to marry Elinor, the woman of his wildest dreams. But Elinor’s father forbids it . . . and soon Michael is faced with a desperate choice: Spare Elinor a life with a broken man or risk everything to win her heart—until death do they part?



Knight Secrets: Knights of the Swan #1
by C.C. Wiley

Sworn to protect the crown, a Knight of the Swan must never surrender—not even to love . . .

England, 1415. Ordered never to leave the lonely tower on her family estate, Lady Clarice Margrave is suddenly set free when her home is plundered. Now she is determined to discover the truth behind her father’s alleged treason. But an act of daring only propels her into a new prison, with the very knight who destroyed her home as her keeper. Sir Ranulf, Lord of Sedgewic, is ruthless in his inquisition, though there is a searing tenderness in his touch. Is it possible her bold jailor is the Red Wolf of whom her father spoke—and the one man she might be able to trust?

As a knight, Ranulf never questions his troth, but his beautiful prisoner stirs his heart and mind like no other. Clarice is achingly vulnerable—and extremely closed-mouth about her possible ties to the plot against the king. Duty demands he keep his distance, though he yearns to take her to his bed and adore her until he discovers what lies within her heart. And he would—if he weren’t in danger of losing his own . . .





Knight Secrets

His skin itched, recalling the feel of her curvaceous hips as he dropped her into the bed. Memories of hidden shapes, hips, and but- tocks flashed before him. Ranulf squinted at the maiden. Correction: make that woman, you fool.

His blood sizzled with the memories of accidentally brushing against curves that should not be on one fresh from the nursery.

Thanks to the pressure in his breeches, he rose on unsteady legs. “I—ah—believe you will have to tend to the binding after all.” He moved from the bed and brushed against a tattered piece of embroi- dery. Picking it up, he smoothed out the stiffened fabric, bloodied from the wound it had staunched earlier. The bits of thread formed a design he had seen before. What were they?

Frowning, he tucked the discarded bit of satin under his belt and turned for the door. “I’ll have Erwina return with a bite of food for you.”

“Wait!” she pleaded. “You . . . you cannot mean to keep me here.”

Ranulf stopped, his hand resting on the latch. Unwilling to let go of the door, he looked over his shoulder.

In her effort to sit up, the fur had slipped to reveal the gentle slope of creamy skin. ’Twas all he could do to keep from returning to her side and press a kiss to the nape of her neck. His resolve firmly in place, he looked closely at his captive. He could not ignore the truth. No longer was the patient a mere innocent. This woman, lying so invitingly in his bed, played a game of deception. And uncovering deception was what he did best.


A.S. Fenichel adores writing stories filled with love, passion, desire, magic and maybe a little mayhem tossed in for good measure. Books have always been her perfect escape and she still relishes diving into one and staying up all night to finish a good story. Originally from New York, she grew up in New Jersey. She now lives in the southwest with her real life hero, her wonderful husband. When she is not reading or writing she enjoys cooking, travel, history and puttering in her garden.

Author Links:
Website: http://www.asfenichel.net/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/A.S.Fenichel
Twitter: https://twitter.com/asfenichel

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C.C. Wiley is a longstanding member of the Romance Writers of America, and a published author with Samhain Publishing. She lives in Salt Lake City with her high school sweetheart of over 35 years and their four wacky dogs. When given a choice, she prefers a yummy, well-written, historical or contemporary romance that is chock-full of hope, love and a Happy Ever After. She believes there are wonderful courageous characters waiting for someone to tell their story. It's her hope that each adventurous romance she writes will touch the reader and carry them away to another place and time, where hopes and dreams abound.

Author Links:
Website: https://ccwiley.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CCWileyAuthor
Twitter: https://twitter.com/AuthorCCWILEY

Buy the book:
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Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/s/9781516101009

The authors will be awarding a digital copy of both of the books on tour to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.

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Release Blitz & #Giveaway: TEENAGE PSYCHIC ON CAMPUS by Pamela Woods-Jackson


Rumors of a haunted house beckon teenage psychic Caryn and ghost whisperer Gary

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TEENAGE PSYCHIC ON CAMPUS
Pamela Woods-Jackson
Series: Teenage Psychic Book 2
Genre: New Adult, Young Adult, Paranormal
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Publication Date: April 28, 2017
Caryn Alderson may be a psychic medium, but she can't predict her own life. She’s totally blindsided when she discovers her boyfriend has cheated on her. Her best friend Annabeth attempts to jump-start Caryn’s stalled love life by introducing her to Gary Riddell, a fellow college freshman who can talk to ghosts. To paranormal groupie Annabeth, their abilities make them the perfect match. Unfortunately, Gary’s acting career and Caryn’s love of journalism clash when Caryn writes a hatchet piece about Gary's acting abilities, and then publishes it in the campus newspaper. Dating is definitely out!
Then the two of them are asked to help the campus Ghost Stalkers club investigate a haunting at a local farmhouse. Caryn and Gary must combine their offsetting paranormal skills to locate more than just ghosts.

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Be sure to also check out the first book in the Teenage Psychic series:.
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CONFESSIONS OF A TEENAGE PSYCHIC
Series: Teenage Psychic Book 1
Caryn Alderson just wants to be a normal teenager, but seeing spirits no one else can see, and knowing things about people that there’s no logical explanation for is not normal. No wonder Quince and all her new friends think she’s weird! Then, just when Caryn thinks her psychic abilities are under wraps, her friend Megan blurts out the truth about her on local TV during a staged school protest. Will Caryn finally admit the truth? Does she really have a choice?
Buy Link: Amazon, Barnes & Noble
"Perfect for a lazy day in a hammock, or even better, while you are laying out at the beach!"
- LAS Reviewer, Amazon reviewer

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Copy of Teenage Psychic on Campus (US - Print; International - eBook)
Contest runs from April 21 - May 21, 2017.

About Pamela Woods-Jackson

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I am the author of CONFESSIONS OF A TEENAGE PSYCHIC (The Wild Rose Press, 2010), which was a 2011 Epic Ebook Contest finalist. A sequel, TEENAGE PSYCHIC ON CAMPUS, will be released this spring by The Wild Rose Press. My YA novel GENIUS SUMMER was released in November, 2014, by Vinspire Publishing. It was a finalist in the 2013 San Francisco Writers Contest, received high marks in the 2013 Pacific Northwest Writers Contest, and was awarded the Literary Classics Seal of Approval in 2015. My contemporary romance CERTAINLY SENSIBLE, released December 2, 2015 by The Wild Rose Press, was a Gold Medal winner in the 2016 Literary Classics Award Contest.
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