Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Beneath the Layers #contemporaryromance #suspense from guest author @MiaRiversBooks

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TITLE – Beneath the Layers SERIES (& book #) – 1st book in a duology (must be read in order) AUTHOR – Mia Rivers GENRE – Contemporary Romance/Steamy suspense PUBLICATION DATE – 3/2015 PUBLISHER – Self Published COVER ARTIST – Kari Ayasha from Cover to Cover Designs

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I have a secret.
A secret that no-one besides my boyfriend, my mother and I know. A secret from my past which has me trapped in a relationship from hell.
Refusing to tell a soul, I’ve kept it balled up inside for the past few years, trying to seem composed for the world while my reality was the complete opposite. I gave up on any hopes of a different life. A life where love and happiness existed. Alex, personally saw to it himself. He made sure it was drilled deep within my brain. This was the hand that life had dealt me. The life I learned to accept.
Until the day I bumped into Nick.
A gorgeous man who's haunted my thoughts and awakened my desires. A man, whose persistence turned my world upside down, more than it already was. The same man who also happened to be my boss and had a secret of his own. A secret that I couldn't decipher, even when it stood right in front of me. A secret that would blow me away.
My name is Tara and this is my story.


Authors Log - Mia RiversMia Rivers lives in sunny South Florida with her super-cool son. She channeled her deep-rooted passions for reading and writing into the creation of her very own fictional world and characters.
When she's not writing, she can be found listening to a good band, hanging out with friends, or planning a future trip. But, you'll rarely see her without her treasured Kindle. Especially, when she's getting her daily coffee fix at Starbucks.

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Friday, March 25, 2016

Meet #PNR detective Danny Mancini as guest author @lilyluchesi presents 'Stake Out' and 'Miranda's Rights' #booktrailer

In a city overrun with the undead, an ex-cop is given a chance to get revenge...
Danny Mancini is on a case, following a murder suspect. When he catches him, he finds out that the perp isn't even human: he's a 
200-year-old rogue vampire!
The department doesn't believe him, and puts him on early retirement, despite his many years of service to the Chicago Police Department, which sends him into a downward spiral.
Two years later, Danny gets an invitation from the beautiful, young Detective Angelica Cross to join a secret branch of the FBI to help her track down Vincent, the wayward vamp.
But renegade werewolves, meddling immortal witches and Danny's strange visions of a life lived a century ago with Angelica make things more difficult than it should be. 
Stake-Out (Paranormal Detectives Book 1)
ISBN-13: 978-1512386332
Published on May 19th, 2015 from Vamptasy Publishing
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The dead don't always rest easy...

Retired detective, Danny Mancini, is haunted by nightmares after he found out that paranormal creatures exist. All he wants is to forget them…especially a certain half-vampire. When cursed werewolves show up trying to kill him, he is forced to go back to the Paranormal Investigative Division for help against a powerful old enemy. What he was not expecting was a dead ex showing back up after twenty-six years.

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Miranda's Rights (Paranormal Detectives Book 2)



Published on January 8th, 2016 from Vamptasy Publishing


About Lily

Lily Luchesi is a young author/poet born in Chicago, Illinois, now residing in Los Angeles, California. Ever since she was a toddler her mother noticed her tendency for being interested in all things "dark". At two she became infatuated with vampires and ghosts, and that infatuation turned into a lifestyle by the time she was twelve, and, as her family has always been what they now call "Gothic", she doesn't believe she shall ever change. She is also a hopeless romantic and avid music-love who will always associate vampires with love, blood, and rock and roll.
Her interest in poetry came around the same time as when she was given a book of Edgar Allan Poe's complete work. She then realized that she had been writing her own poetry since she could hold a pen, and just had not known the correct terms. She finished her first manuscript at the age of fourteen, and now, at twenty-one, has two contributing credits in anthologies and her debut novel, Stake-Out (Paranormal Detectives Series Book One), was published by Vamptasy Publishing on May 19th, 2015. Book two, Miranda's Rights, was released on January 8th, 2016. Book three, Life Sentence, will be released on August 2nd, 2016.
She has a short story, "Undead Ever After" in the CHBB Publishing anthology Love Sucks (released on June 13th, 2015). Her first erotic short story, "Have No Fears", was published in the Hot Ink Press anthology Naughty Bedtime Stories: In Three Words on October 10th, 2015. She has a short erotic horror story, "The Devil's Dozen", in the Hot Ink Press anthology Death, Love, Lust, which was released on February 4th, 2016.
She will have a short horror story, "Too Young To Kill" in the upcoming CHBB anthology Lurking In The Shadows, which will be released on June 28th, 2016. She will have two M/M erotic stories in the upcoming Hot Ink Press anthology him., release date TBA.
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Monday, March 21, 2016

From guest #author @JoGrafford 'Designed for You' #contemporaryromance pre-release blitz

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TITLE – Designed For You SERIES (& Book #) – For You Series, Book #1 AUTHOR – Jo Grafford GENRE – Contemporary Romance PUBLICATION DATE – April 19, 2016 LENGTH (Pages/# Words) - PUBLISHER – JG Press COVER ARTIST – JG Press


Hardworking Jillian Lang has little time for dating. If only she could design the perfect match for herself as easily as she creates beautiful spaces for her clients to live and work at Lang Interiors.
When Holland Sparks – smoking hot owner of a major resort conglomerate – applies to become her office manager, she hires him in a heartbeat. Sure, her inner conscious is clanging a thousand warning bells about why a billionaire would possibly want to work at a fast-growing startup company. She’s not buying his claim to boredom or his hunt for a new challenge. But she’d be a fool to turn down a man of his expertise. He’s clearly the best candidate for the job…and for her heart. He just doesn’t know it yet.
Unfortunately, an explosive attraction is not the only thing that springs between them. With a cyber stalker on her heels, a landlord determined to bed her, and a deadly secret unfolding from her childhood, Jillian worries she might be a little more of a challenge than Holland bargained for. Will he stand by her when her troubles reach the boiling point, or will she be forced to scrap her designs on the man of her dreams?

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I write fast-paced romance novels with a dash of suspense. The stakes are always high, and the heroes are willing to risk it all for love.
Originally from St. Louis, I travel the world with my laptop. A typical day finds me with a fizzy beverage within reach and a cat sprawled across my lap (hoping for his first book dedication or at least an honorable mention in the acknowledgments).
I love alpha males, brilliant sassy woman, humorous sidekicks, diversity, Vikings, dashing lords, vampires, zombies, cyborgs…you get the idea.
To receive announcements about new releases, book signings, sneak peeks at free chapters and deleted scenes, giveaways, and other festivities, sign up for my newsletter at http://www.JoGrafford.com.

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Thursday, March 17, 2016

Mid week #teaser #romance #mystery #suspense with An Unusual Vacation

#TeaserTuesday from An Unusual Vacation nominated for The Romance Reviews 
Readers's choice awards Summer 2016

He sat on the edge of the bench seat in the living area, where he and Michelle had enjoyed such delicious sex. Maybe that’s all it was for her—sex … a vacation fling. He gazed at the door to the deck hoping she’d suddenly appear there, or he’d hear her calling to him as she boarded the boat. Disappointment that she’d apparently ditched him flooded his heart in surprisingly heavy waves. He took out his cell and called the number he’d stolen again.

Shock replaced the sadness when a pre-recorded voice informed him that the number was out of service. The cell phone was no longer in use. He frowned, then called the number again and got the same carrier’s message. How odd. That’s weird. He pushed his cell into his pocket as he stood and went on deck. Twilight already. Dominic slumped on the chair Michelle had occupied that morning as they’d drunk coffee and ate croissants as if everything was great. As if we’d fallen in love. I must be a complete fool. I never saw this coming. We were supposed to sail off today and go fishing. Why tell me she wants to spend the whole of my vacation with me, and then bolt? If he could have reached her by phone then he might not have felt so down, but as darkness fell, Dominic became more convinced she wasn’t coming back.

He hadn’t eaten since breakfast so at nine that night, he made a sandwich, but after taking a couple of bites, he left it on the plate. He checked the news again, just in case there’d be some explanation for Michelle’s non-appearance. He checked for a wireless signal on his cell phone and after joining a cloud, cruised the news sites looking for anything that might indicate a road closure, an accident … anything that could mean Michelle was stuck at the cabin.

As he lay fully dressed on his bed staring up at the swath of stars through the skylight, Dominic added up all the indicators that Michelle hadn’t meant for them to have anything more than a vacation fling. After all, her holiday would be just about finished. Then he remembered the way they’d made love. He called it that, preferring to think maybe the tenderness had meant she cared for him. Dominic closed his eyes. He’d fallen for her. It was hard to admit, but he hardly knew anything about her. He’d imagined she’d fallen for him. He fell asleep wishing things hadn’t gone the way they had.

Fucking hell, I don’t even know the actual address of the cabin. I have no way of finding her. I was so hungry for her love, the sex, the companionship, I let her off telling me stuff, let her off answering questions.

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Tuesday, March 15, 2016

From guest author @gloria_gay #regencyromance with 'The Road to Winterhill' on tour and a #giveaway

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TITLE – The Road To Winterhill AUTHOR – Gloria Gay GENRE – Regency Romance PUBLICATION DATE – January 10, 2016 LENGTH (Pages/# Words) – 214 pages PUBLISHER – Kindle Direct COVER ARTIST – Killion Group

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In the silence of St. George’s Cathedral, the clergyman’s voice rang out unnaturally loud: “Do you, Richard Branston, Earl of Berrington, take this woman, Belinda Presleigh, of Hunsley Manor, as your lawful wedded wife, to love and honor until death do you part?”
The few wedding guests crowding around them waited for Berrington’s response which was long in coming. Belinda saw their smirks and heard their muffled laughter.
She felt the sting of tears in her eyes at the long pause and realized she could not undo what she had done. The awful deed had come to roost in her heart.
She wished he would say no. She’d rather be jilted than that awful hesitation in which everyone looked at each other, some with smirks of “I told you so.”
Finally, Lord Berrington’s voice rang out—loud, impatient and clear: “I do.”


Belinda, who had been unable to close her eyes, had during the last few minutes, started to doze off. She froze as the door opened and Lord Berrington walked into the bedroom. Her hands, lying by her sides, shook. 
The room shrank in size with his presence, a presence that overwhelmed Belinda with its maleness and authority. 
In the dim candlelight she followed his progress as he tossed his coat over a chair and placing a bottle of wine and two wineglasses he had brought with him on a small table, proceeded to fill both glasses with wine. Then he walked over to the bed where Belinda lay, her body as straight and tense as a board, and sat on a chair by the bed. He handed her one of the wineglasses. His eyes raked over her as she began to tremble from head to toe. 
"Drink this," Berrington ordered. "It will ease the tension in you. I don’t know what you’ve been told about this night, but it’s obvious you were terrorized by their words. 
Forget what you’ve been told. This business is very much like learning to swim. The best thing to do is to plunge right into it. It won’t be as bad as you imagine, I assure you. 
“Drink all your wine, now." 
Belinda straightened up in the bed to a sitting position and with a shaking hand took the large heavy goblet. Then with trembling lips sipped it once and stopped, but without looking at him. 
"All of it," he ordered. "If ever anyone needed a glass of wine to relax a little, it is you."

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Author Gloria Gay’s love of painting and writing has always been entwined in her life. Her debut novel, First Season, earned a four-star review from Romantic Times Book Review. She recently published a new, expanded version of First Season under the title, LOVE IN A DANGEROUS SEASON.
Recently, Boroughs Publishing Group published her Regency historical romances, Scandal at Almack’s and Lovely Little Liar.
Gloria published a new edition of First Season under the title, LOVE IN A DANGEROUS SEASON, as well as ENCHANTED SUMMER, a Regency romance and A BRIDGE THROUGH TIME, a time travel romance.
Gloria and her husband Enrique, an architect, have three grown children and six grand-children and they are lucky to have them all living near them in San Diego, California.


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Friday, March 11, 2016

From guest author @AllysonLindt #contemporaryromance Read a snippet

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TITLE – Graphically Novel SERIES (& Book #) – Love Hashtagged Book 3 AUTHOR – Allyson Lindt GENRE – Contemporary Romance PUBLICATION DATE – 2/12/2016 LENGTH (Pages/# Words) – 50,000 words PUBLISHER – Acelette Press COVER ARTIST – Loralie Hall
NOTE - can be read as a standalone.

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Her best friend has his own comic shop, respects her fandom, and offers to add a with benefits clause to their relationship, to distract her from the stresses of work. What more could a geek-girl ask for?
Tori thought being the head designer and co-owner of a cosplay-themed lingerie company meant a chance to create. Instead of coming up with new ideas of her own, she spends all her time drawing others’ concepts, and managing her half the corporation.
The pressure pushes her past the edge of frustration. Her best friend and Sunday afternoon movie buddy, Archer, offers her an outlet—sex, minus the emotional attachment. When getting off takes a graphically novel turn, Tori realizes dirty talk is a massive turn-on.
The rush of speaking her mind bleeds into the workplace, and the backlash leaves Tori staggering. On top of that, she hasn't protected her heart from Archer as well as she intended. Now the novelty of saying what she thinks threatens to screw Tori out of her job and her closest friend.

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Knowing she was drunk didn’t stop his pride from stumbling again. Archer’s ego was going to be limping into an emergency room if she kept this up. “Even if I have no idea why they make a good couple, I’m pretty sure kissing isn’t at the top of the list. There’s nothing wrong with the way I kiss.” 
“Prove it.” Tori straightened, some of the fog evaporating from her expression. 
Archer raised his brows. He was wounded enough to be baited into the challenge. Besides, her full lips enticed him, and he’d wondered what kind of kisser—among other things—Tori was, on more than one occasion. Except this wasn’t the time to find out. “You’re drunk.” 
Author Photo - Allyson Lindt“I’m not propositioning you, and you’re not taking advantage of me.” The slur faded from her voice. “I’m saying you’re not allowed to be the judge of your own kissing skills. If you’re so sure that’s not the issue… Or maybe you’re not as certain as you act.”


Allyson Lindt is a full-time geek and a fuller-time contemporary romance author. She prefers that her geeky heroes come with the alpha expansion pack and adores a heroine who can hold her own in a boardroom. She loves a sexy happily-ever-after and helping deserving cubicle dwellers find their futures together.

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Friday, March 4, 2016

The Borrowed Boyfriend #romcom from @GinnyBaird #newrelease #giveaway tour stop

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TITLE – The Borrowed Boyfriend AUTHOR – Ginny Baird GENRE – Romantic Comedy PUBLICATION DATE – March 15, 2016 LENGTH (Pages/# Words) – 286 pages (print) PUBLISHER – Winter Wedding Press COVER ARTIST – Dar Albert
THE BORROWED BOYFRIEND ISBN: (e-Book) 978-1-942058-14-4 ISBN: (Print) 978-1-942058-15-1

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A fun romantic comedy and a classic beach romance!
From New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author GINNY BAIRD, a heartfelt and hilarious tale about two lost souls finding their way to each other.
Allison Murphy spends a week in March with the same group of girlfriends each year. What started as a college spring break tradition morphed into an annual reunion, ultimately encompassing boyfriends and husbands. Only Allison hasn’t brought along a love interest in years, inspiring the others toward goodwill efforts at fixing her up. Faced with the prospect of yet another beach week mismatched with a virtual stranger, Allison’s roommate Kate suggests a shocking alternative. Allison can “borrow” Kate’s handsome and successful boyfriend for the trip. The trouble is Grady O’Brien stands for everything romantic idealist Allison is against. He’s a ruthless businessman who will stop at nothing to get ahead. What Allison doesn’t understand is just how far Grady is willing to go…
Wine industry entrepreneur Grady O’Brien knows an opportunity when he sees one. Allison Murphy runs a boutique wine label design company, while Grady heads up a firm that buys those sorts of businesses out. When Grady’s girlfriend unexpectedly must attend a conference and their vacation plans are cancelled, she encourages Grady to accompany Allison to the beach instead. Grady agrees to participate in the ruse of playing Allison’s boyfriend with a secret agenda in mind. He hopes to pave the way for acquiring Allison’s Bella Fortuna Wines by winning favor with its pretty owner and her friends. The one thing Grady doesn’t count on losing in the bargain is his heart.

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The waitress arrived speedily with their check and laid it on the table before hustling away to refill another customer’s coffee. 
Grady was quick on the draw with his wallet. 
“Here,’” Allison protested. “Let me!” But when she snapped open her purse it tipped sideways on the table then somersaulted onto the floor. Allison stared aghast at the mound of personal belongings that had landed on the carpet by her open bag that gaped wide like a landed fish. There in a heap were her wallet, a pack of tissues, lipstick, sunglasses, a chewing gum container, assorted wrappers, the ibuprofen bottle and… 
“Eeek!” She dove onto the grimy carpet and got down on her hands and knees, scraping it all together. 
Grady’s head dipped below the table. “Can I help you down there?” 
Allison stared in mortification at the blatant box of condoms clutched in her hands, then tried to cover the label with her fingers. “Er, no thanks.” 
Grady’s forehead rose. “Looks like you came prepared.” 
“These aren’t mine!” she blubbered. “Actually, they’re yours!” Her face steamed. “For you!” That hadn’t come out right at all. What she meant was Kate had asked her to buy them for him, or for Kate and him! Oh, she didn’t know! 
Grady grinned and her heart hammered. 
“Sorry, Allison. I’m taken.”


GRADY O’BRIEN – Wine Entrepreneur – Age 32 Tall, dark and sexy Grady O’Brien doesn’t play games that he can’t win. So when he signs up for a week of playing Allison’s fake boyfriend with a covert mission of taking over her company, he confidently predicts success. Of Irish decent and with slate blue eyes, Grady has faith in his powers of persuasion. He’s made a mint running a huge wine wholesaler, and keeps his 6 ft. 1 in. bod buff by restoring the 1920s Craftsman style house he bought and with rugged hiking and camping expeditions into the mountains. But beneath his tough exterior, Grady harbors an ultra personal secret—one that even his girlfriend Kate doesn’t know. Only the woman who can unlock it can find the way to his heart. Is it possible that person is someone who is his polar opposite? The totally free-spirited, disorganized and emotional Allison Murphy?
ALLISON MURPHY – Wine Label Designer and Small Business Owner – Age 29 Pretty and talented Allison Murphy has long blond hair, bright blue eyes and an artistic bent. She runs her own wine label design company, and due to some personal history has an extreme dislike of all things “big business.” This includes people like the very arrogant, yet admittedly hot, Grady O’Brien, who is obviously used to getting his way both on and off the job. Still, she’s in a pinch so agrees to let him play her boyfriend for the annual beach week she spends with her overly eager matchmaking girlfriends. They’re always trying to fix her up, but Allison doesn’t believe true love can be orchestrated that way. When the right guy comes along—as delivered by the fates—she’ll just know it. What Allison never expects is to find herself developing real feelings for the object of her pretend affections: the strong, sure and temptingly attractive Grady O’Brien.


NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY Bestselling Author Ginny Baird has published novels in print and online and received screenplay options from Hollywood for her family and romantic comedy scripts. She writes heartwarming contemporary romance about single women facing everyday challenges. Known for featuring holidays and family themes in her work, Ginny frequently portrays the struggles of single parents or others who've given up on finding true love.
Ginny has two novella series, The Holiday Brides Series (holiday romance) and The Summer Grooms Series (summer romance), a Romantic Ghost Stories series (paranormal ghost romance), and additional single titles available. She is a NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY Bestselling Author, a Top 10 Best Seller on Kindle, NOOK and iBooks, and a #1 Best Seller in several Romance and Women's Fiction categories. Visit Ginny's website www.ginnybairdromance.com to learn more about her and her books.

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