Thursday, October 12, 2017

Welcome to author Desiree Holt

Hello, Desiree, congratulations on your book release, Hide and Seek, a Romantic Suspense! Let's hear a little about it.

BLURB:

Anything can happen when you let your guard down . . .

After receiving a violent threat on the heels of her father’s disappearance from the town of Arrowhead Bay, Devon Cole fears for her life—until Vigilance, a local private security agency, steps in to shield her from danger. Although she isn’t usually quick to surrender her freedom, she has no problem stripping her defenses for her new sexy bodyguard . . .

Tortured by the painful memory of lost love, Logan Malik is determined not to fall for a client again. So when he’s tasked with watching over Devon day and night, he’s focused on doing his job. Day is no problem, but as tensions rise at night, nothing can protect them from giving in to unbridled passion . . .


Great! Now for an excerpt.

Excerpt One:

“Your father is missing.”

Devon Cole tightened her grip on her cell phone and tried to make sense of what Sheridan March had just told her, as fear swept through her. Maybe she hadn’t heard right.

“What do you mean, missing?”

“The Coast Guard found the Princess Devon drifting five miles off shore early this morning,” the Arrowhead Bay Chief of Police explained. “But there’s no sign of him anywhere. And no clue to anything in the house. We went through every inch of it. The alarm was fried, probably needs to be replaced, but otherwise the place was clean as a whistle.”

Devon clutched the phone. “Was there anything on the boat? Something he might have had with him that could give us a clue?”

“Nada.”

“Where’s the boat now. Would the Coast Guard hold onto it?”

“In its slip at the Bayside Marina. After the Guard went over every inch of it they had one of the men on the cutter bring it back in and berth it. I have the keys.”

Devon swallowed to ease the tightness in her throat. “When was the last time anyone saw him?”

Sounds good. :) 
About the author:
 

Desiree Holt is the world’s oldest living published author of erotic and spicy romance. A graduate of the University of Michigan with double majors in English and History, her earlier careers include agent and manager in the music industry, public television, associate vice president of university advancement, public relations, and economic development.
She is three times a finalist for an EPIC E-Book Award (and a winner in 2014), a nominee for a Romantic Times Reviewers Choice Award, winner of the first 5 Heart Sweetheart of the Year Award at The Romance Studio as well as twice a CAPA Award winner for best BDSM book of the year, a USA Today Bestselling author and winner of the Holt Medallion for Excellence in Romance Literature.

She has been featured on CBS Sunday Morning and in The Village Voice, The Daily Beast,
USA Today, The (London) Daily Mail, The New Delhi Times, The Huffington Post and numerous other national and international publications. She is also the Authors After Dark 2014 Author of the Year.

“Desiree Holt is the most amazing erotica author of our time and each story is more fulfilling then the last.” (Romance Junkies)

Learn more about her and read her novels here:



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Sunday, September 24, 2017

Welcome to author Judith Vido

Hello, Judith, welcome to my blog! I am so pleased to feature you here. Congratulations on the release of your new autobiography, SO YOU HAD A DULL LIFE TOO: DIRT WOMAN AND OTHER MEN I'VE KNOWN. What an exciting story. I've read it. 
So, tell us a little about it and yourself:

Judith:
Currently I am still invited to speak at Virginia Commonwealth University to the MSW classes about being blind and living with diabetes. It's exciting to think I am touching the minds of so many young people.
Soon I'll be performing again with the Senior Connections Choral Group.

Hurrah!the day has finally come. My biography is now ready for all of you at Amazon!
the paperback edition of "So You Had A Dull Life Too: Dirt Woman and Other Men I've Known" is live in the Amazon Store and available for purchase now!If you prefer ebook it is also at the Kindle Store.
Now, go out there and make me a best selling Amazon author!
https://www.amazon.com/dp/1549646095?ref_=pe_870760_150889320





About the author: 
Judith E. Vido lives in Richmond, Virginia. This is her first work of non-fiction. She enjoys singing, reading and talking to the crazy crow that visits when she sits outside. (So much for all those years of therapy.)
. She attained her own BS in psychology and went on to a masters in clinical social work during the late eighties. Her best friend and beloved companion, Aleksander, the black wonder cat is always at hand to assist in reading emails and writing her books.  (Well, he tries anyway.)


Thanks, Judith, and good luck with those sales. 

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Welcome to author Andrea Pearson



Hello, Andrea, welcome, and congratulations on your book release, a Fantasy called Withhold, Mosaic Chronicles Book Nine. 
Let's hear a little about it:

BLURB:

In the ultimate battle between good and evil, Nicole is in a race to stop Keitus before he achieves his plans. If he succeeds, he will crush everyone who has opposed him and enslave Earth and countless other planets. Unfortunately, he is only minutes away from his goal.

With so much at stake, Nicole and her friends must approach Helen, a volatile and dangerous spirit who will probably destroy them regardless of whether she gives them what they want. And the chances of her helping them are slim.

Fast-paced and epic magical fights, exciting plot twists, and non-stop action and adventure await. So sit down, buckle up, and hold on for the explosive, much-anticipated conclusion to the award-winning and bestselling Mosaic Chronicles.

 
AUTHOR Bio and Links:



Andrea Pearson is an avid reader and outdoor enthusiast who plays several instruments, not including the banjo, and loves putting together musical arrangements. Her favorite sports are basketball and football, though several knee surgeries and incurably awful coordination prevent her from playing them.

Andrea graduated from Brigham Young University with a bachelor of science degree in Communications Disorders. She is the author of many full-length novels (the Kilenya Series and Mosaic Chronicles) and several novellas. Writing is the chocolate of her life - it is, in fact, the only thing she ever craves. Being with her family and close friends is where she's happiest, and she loves thunderstorms, the ocean, hiking, public speaking, painting, and traveling.
Download bonuses:
Forward proof of download (a confirmation email or a screenshot) to withholdbonuses@gmail.com to receive the following:
Discern and Praxis (first two books in the series), Hope(less) and (Mis)fortune by Melissa Haag, other titles by other authors, bachelor of science degree from Katon University, coloring pages, word search, fantasy illustration by Andrea's husband (James E. Curwen, professional illustrator), maps illustrated by Andrea and her husband, etc.

Information on pricing:
Withhold will be $0.99 through the pre-order period, and until the end of release day, July 18. On July 19, it'll rise in price to $1.99. On July 21, it'll rise in price to $2.99. On July 22, it'll go to full price ($3.99).


Newsletter signup bonus (receive two books free (Discern and Praxis) when joining Andrea's Readers Group): andreapearsonbooks.com/myfreebooks.html


Direct newsletter signup: http://eepurl.com/cI-KmT

The author is offering a download bonus to readers who download WITHHOLD the day of the book blitz.  The bonus includes the first two books in the series, free books by other authors, illustrations, maps, and more.

Purchase links:





Andrea will be awarding a $50 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.

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Saturday, June 17, 2017

Welcome to author J. Lynn Rowan

 Hello, J. Lynn, welcome, and congratulations on your book release, a contemporary romance! Let's hear a little about He Takes the Cake.


BLURB:



Life is good for Tess Gardiner: Her Savannah, Georgia, bakery and cafe is thriving. She’s earned Master Pastry Chef status from the American Culinary Federation. And she’s attending a regional culinary convention in Charleston, where she’s been invited to sit on a small business panel discussion. The opportunity to tout her success will, hopefully, lead to bigger and better things in her professional life. As for her personal life? The relative contentedness she’s enjoyed for years receives a sudden jolt when she comes face to face with Tyler Brinks, the ex-boyfriend she summarily dismissed from her life eight years ago.



Tyler’s success as a highly-trained chef has launched him into the stratosphere. He already owns one ridiculously successful restaurant, and he’s aggressively working on plans for a second. But he’s never quite gotten over Tess, and he’s never really been sure what actually went wrong between them. So when a pastry and baking competition is announced for the week following the culinary convention in Charleston, Ty jumps at the chance to tempt Tess with the challenge of being his partner, giving him the perfect opportunity to remind her how good they once were together.



As the competition heats up in the kitchen, it soon becomes clear to Tess that Ty has more than cream puffs and cupcakes on his mind. And she can’t deny that her feelings for Ty never truly cooled, but have been simmering all these years, despite the way their relationship ended. Now Ty’s attention has her wondering—is this just the path to final closure? Or could this be a second chance at true love?

***Nice! Now for an excerpt:
Except:

“Before we go in there, I have something for you,” Ty says, reaching out but stopping just short of actually touching me.



I stare at his extended hand for a second, then flick my gaze up to his eyes. “Okay.”

Smiling, Ty crosses to a chair on the other side of the kitchen, where he’d draped his chef’s jacket so it would be out of the way. He grabs it and shrugs into it, but then picks up something from the seat of the chair. Folded fabric, the same bright white as his chef’s jacket.

My breath catches in my throat. “Is that . . .?”

“I picked it up for you on my way home yesterday.” He shakes out another chef’s jacket, cut and tailored for a woman’s build. “Hope I guessed the size right.”

I take the chef’s jacket, holding it by the shoulders and studying every seam, stitch, and button. “It’s gorgeous, Ty. Thank you!”

He shrugs in that nonchalant way of his, but his eyes twinkle with joy at my pleasure. “I figured we ought to match. And it’s a gift. Whether or not we continue to round two or beyond, it’s yours to keep.”

“You didn’t need to do this,” I murmur, lowering the garment. “I already owe you for the entry fee, and—”

“I would’ve had to pay the entry fee whether you were working with me or not, so forget it.”

Ty fastens the buttons on his jacket. Then he takes mine back and circles around me, holding the chef’s jacket open so I can slide my arms in. The starched fabric crinkles a little, coaxing a giggle from me.

But the feel of Ty’s hands on my shoulders, the sense of them reaching around to fasten the buttons, makes me freeze. When he notices, he pauses, too. Then his hands drop away, and he clears his throat as he turns and grabs the handle of the serving cart.

“We should get this down to the judges.” His voice sounds choked.

Nodding, I finish with my buttons and follow him out.

  Author Bio and Links:



J. Lynn Rowan started writing stories as a small child, usually starring her favorite cartoon characters. Most of her work through middle and high school was filled with typical teenage angst and melodrama, and usually mirrored the books she loved to read. But eventually she found her own author’s voice and decided to seriously pursue a writing career.



Historical fiction remains J. Lynn’s “first love”, but she has enjoyed the journey to becoming an author of romance and chick lit. She is a member of Romance Writers of America, the Central New York Romance Writers, and the Historical Novel Society. She is also a teacher who tries to instill a love of learning, reading, and writing in her students.



When she’s not writing, J. Lynn enjoys travelling, gardening poorly but enthusiastically, studying various topics in American history for her own expertise, and channeling Julia Child every time she steps into the kitchen.



A native of Oswego, NY, she now lives in Charlotte, NC, with her own Romantic Hero of a husband and their little rainbow, affectionately known as Babycakes.













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Monday, May 15, 2017

Welcome to author Arlene Foster

Hello, Arlene, and congratulations on your book release!
I love that cover, and time travels are one of my favorite genres. How about a blurb?
Blurb:

Dorrie, felt a restlessness she couldn't explain, then a State Trooper, stops her for speeding. Thinking he is the answer to her discontent, she jumps headlong into an affair, only to realize nothing has changed, except she is pregnant.
A week before her baby is due; she receives a Celtic knot necklace for her birthday, from a great-great-grandmother that died two years before she was born.  Suddenly, thrust back in time she becomes her own great-great-grandmother.
What's a girl to do with no microwave, no fast food, and very limited cooking abilities?  Why, she learns to tackle that monstrosity of a wood burning cook stove of course.  She may have been a tiny bit spoiled in her previous life, but she had been raised to clean house with the best of them (whoever them is), and has a non-defeatist attitude. 

****What a great concept!
Buy Link:
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B072F6P98H/ref=tsm_1_fb_lk
Buy link:
https://www.amazon.com/Journeys-Time-Necklace-Part-Dorothy-ebook/dp/B071WHKHMR/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1497131312&sr=1-1&keywords=Journey%27s+in+time+the+necklace+part+2+Dorothyhttps://www.amazon.com/Journeys-Time-Necklace-Part-Dorothy-ebook/dp/B071WHKHMR/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1497131312&sr=1-1&keywords=Journey%27s+in+time+the+necklace+part+2+Dorothy
Again, thank you for being my guest here, and good luck with your book!  

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Welcome to author Debra Holt

Hello, Debra, congratulations on your book release!


Let's hear a little about it.

BLURB:

“He’s back.”

Words Macy Donovan hoped to never hear.

Trace Cartwright was the maverick rodeo cowboy who broke her heart, leaving her on the steps of the church on the eve of their wedding. Now he's returned to build his home and to lay claim to her heart ... again. Macy barely survived the broken heart the first time. Does he think he can walk back into her life and take up where he left off?

Sounds good. Now for an excerpt:

Well, she was a take charge kinda gal now wasn’t she? The girl Trace Cartwright had left behind would have shrunk away into a dark corner to lick her wounds. But that’s not who she was anymore. Her eyes flew to the rearview mirror. Then her brain took over, and she spun the truck into a U-turn at the end of Main Street…good ting the sheriff was looking the other way. The element of surprise was on her side, and she would use it.

****Interesting! 


AUTHOR Bio and Links:



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.   
The author will be giving away a $10 Amazon/BN gift certificate.

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