Friday, December 19, 2014

Fresh Beginnings



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Fresh Beginnings
Author: Iris Blobel
Genre: Mainstream Romance
Buy: Amazon



Blurb:
The small town of Hobart in Tasmania has witnessed many beginnings in recent years. At yet one more beginning, the wedding of a friend, Jared Fraser decides it’s time for some fresh beginnings to come his way… And he sets out for a holiday to the US to travel along the Route 66 in a motorhome.


Ivy Bennett thought leaving her boyfriend would be the hard part. It doesn’t take long to figure out how wrong she was. As she struggles with making a new start in her life, the last person she expects to lead her to happiness is a laid-back Australian on holiday.
Then the arrival of family friend Mia Levesque and her boyfriend, Josh, turns Jared’s holidays upside-down when he’s forced to play arbitrator between the two teenagers.


Enchanting Excerpt:

"G'day!" He stared at her and for some reason something tugged at his heart. Not that he wanted that. He had no room for women, let alone American ones. They all were on earth to make life complicated. Mark was constantly running around for Sophie or Hope, even though Mark's wife was one in a million and little Hope was simply adorable, especially when she was asleep.

"Ya know it's dangerous to hitch a ride," he finally said when she was still quiet.

She stared at him for a moment, but then replied with the typical American twang in her voice. "I know you said something, but I have no idea what."

He chuckled. "It is dangerous to hitchhike," he repeated with exaggerated pronunciation.

The woman stepped a bit closer to the window. "Are you from Austria?"

He laughed aloud.

"Australia, I meant," she added, seemingly embarrassed by the mistake.

"I am indeed." He watched her looking ahead towards the horizon. "So you wanna hitch a ride?"

Jared had a feeling she didn't want to, but her current situation didn't give her many choices. There they were in the middle of nowhere, with the next place a fair few miles away.

"Name's Jared," he said and then he opened the door and walked around the motorhome. Leaning against the vehicle, he looked at her. She was pretty. Thin, but pretty. When her brown eyes met his, he experienced another one of those heart tugs and wasn't impressed at all. He tried to look right past her. It wasn't happening though. They were like magnets.

"Jared," he repeated and held out his hand.

Her look went right past him into the distance, and he assumed she was fighting with herself, part of her wanting to get off the road, the other part being worried.


Blog: www.iris-b.blogspot.com
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4067254.Iris_Blobel
Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/@_iris_b

Exposed Practices

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Exposed Practices
Love Unexpected Series
Author: Arneda Everett
Genre: Mainstream Romance
Buy: Amazon



Blurb:
Gidget Keegan is a frazzled mess whose stress has been skyrocketing for months. Advised by her doctor, Gidget seek professional help from the attractive Dr. Cortland Lord. Gidget begins to have secret erotic sessions with the gorgeous doctor. However appearances are everything in Gidget’s line of work. Will her getting help cause unforeseen detrimental consequences.



Enchanting Excerpt:
Gidget was starting to lose her mind. She could only imagine how sexy he looked. Her mind filled with images of a tall mysterious creature.


“I was referred by your friend Adrian Clint. She said that you might have time to help me with things. Do you have an appointment available? I know you are quite the busy lady.” As Cortland had continued to talk, Gidget heard a trace of an accent. Where was it from? Oh my, she thought to herself, please not from Great Britain. Gidget knew that she had a weakness for the British accent. This only fueled her fantasies more.


Gidget, trying to remain calm, took a deep breath and answered him. “Yes, I do have time.  You’re in luck. In fact an opening just came up. I’m free.” She paused for a moment, fighting back her nerves, then continued. “In about, mmm, let’s say an hour. Will that work for you, Mr. Lord?”


What if he said no? Please, Keegan, she scolded herself internally. It’s not like you asked him to be yours for the rest of your life. Gidget sat back, stunned at her last thought. Why did her brain go there? She hadn’t even seen this guy.


Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Arneda-Everett/e/B00OMM68BW

Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/arnedawriter

Friday, December 12, 2014

Christmas Crush


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My new Christmas romance released today! Enjoy reading this excerpt. Then, go to Mickie's Mutterings to read the entire first chapter. Leave me a comment.




Author: Mickie Sherwood

Genre: Inspirational Romance

Buy: Amazon

Blurb:
Although Ashley Wagner feels more like Scrooge than Santa, she keeps her promise and accompanies her sister back home for a Christmas wedding. Her three-day weekend is off to a rocky start, thanks to the unexpected run-in with her womanizing ex-husband, and his very pregnant new wife. She manages to get away with her dignity intact, but later, with old wounds ripped open, the professional crisis manager ends up in the middle of her own life-altering predicament.

Then, sports journalist Craig Johnston, wheels to her rescue.

Will Ashley spend Christmas brooding over bitter memories? Or will Craig, a dynamic paraplegic, present the deserving divorcée with a gift she can't resist?


Enchanting Excerpt:
Driven to perfect his sports news piece, Craig glanced from his laptop to the telephone when it rang. In a way, he was glad for the interruption. The knot in his neck said he’d been hard at work for hours. “Yeah?”

“There are two ladies here to see you.” The female voice on the phone advised.

Since the station operated on a skeleton crew because of the holiday, the call was from the security officer in the building’s lobby. Adjusting the rolled up sleeve of his white shirt, he asked, surprised, “Visitors to the station on Christmas Eve, Donna?”

“They say it’s about this morning.”

Those words commandeered his attention. “This morning?” He slapped down the cuff of both sleeves. “I’m on my way.” Quickly, he buttoned them, pushed back from the desk, then rushed from the office. His door shut with a bang. Craig took the hallway to the elevators, almost running down a co-worker when he turned the corner.

“Hey! Where’s the fire, Craig?”

“Sorry,” was all he had time to say as he continued on his way.
The elevator seemed to take a long time to arrive. Finally, the doors opened, and he dashed to board.

Memories flooded back to him on the ride down. Craig remembered how he recognized the woman was in trouble. Her luminous eyes held a faraway look. Nevertheless, in no way did that obscure their charismatic beauty. He reminisced about the cottony soft skin of the hand he held.

The elevator bell dinged.

Abruptly, he was a bundle of nerves. Big, strong, athletic sportsman, Craig Johnston experienced something he hadn’t in years—immediate infatuation—for a stranger, no less.

Chances of a slow reveal past as the security officer beckoned in his direction. The two pivoted together. Their resemblance was so remarkable. Although one appeared slightly older, he surmised a familial relationship. The younger one failed in her attempt to hide what he assumed was pity and alarm. His wheelchair probably caused her reaction. The woman he rescued never batted an eye of surprise. To his amazement, he watched her stroll over. A majestic smile curved her luscious-looking lips.

“I’m Ashley Wagner.” She extended her hands to him. “I believe you’re the one I should thank for being so kind to me this morning.”

Taking her outstretched hands, Craig looked at her. No longer in a rush, he took time to analyze Ashley. A feeling, akin to this morning’s enchantment, zapped him. “Are you all right?”

At that point, Ashley’s action mystified him. Craig watched her close her eyes. But, she never removed her hands from his fingers.

“Ask me that question again,” she urged.

Baffled, he obliged. “Are you all right?”

“That voice.” Her eyes reopened. They seemed to shower him with a joyful gaze. “I would recognize that chivalrous rumble anywhere.” Ashley squeezed his hands as if to impart power to her gratitude. “It is you.”


Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/Louisiana_Lady

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Lost... Found



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Love Unexpected 1
Love... Found

 

Author: Arneda Everett
Genre: Mainstream Romance
Buy: Bookstrand



 


Blurb:

Evie Prince is fed up and decides to take her life back.   On her journey to launch her own business Lost… Found she meets Liam Caine and instantly falls for him.  Evie's warned to stay away from the alluring Liam but decides to ignore it. But will Evie find out that her decision was unwise?

Liam Caine is back in California after being in Europe for over a decade. Unpleasant circumstances have called him home. Liam crosses paths with the bewitching Evie. Their destinies become intertwined.  But will the dangerous threat looming from Liam's past destroy them?


Enchanting Excerpt:

He wrapped his arms around her waist and kissed her back. The two of them stood there lost in time, kissing. Dangerous intensity grew with every second that passed as they continued to kiss.

She wanted more. She pressed her body into his. She knew what she was asking for even though she knew that it was risqué. They were in a public place. Yes the spot was secluded but still public nonetheless. What had gotten into her? Evie for a moment sat back from the intoxicating kiss. She looked at Liam. She could see it deep inside his blue-green colored eyes. He wanted what she wanted just as much.

So she said to herself, "What the hell, why not!" She scanned their surroundings. Next to where they stood Evie spotted a section of the building that was being renovated. As if reading her mind, Liam took Evie and led her behind the plastic tarp. The tarp provided even more seclusion, blocking the area from view. Once behind it Evie saw a beautiful sitting area with white marble benches in a shape of a circle. In the center of the massive circle was a white fountain which was still under construction.

But the two were able to find a bench deep inside the construction area that had already been completed. And since the construction crew had gone home for the day, they knew that they had found the perfect spot for what they wanted to do.

Liam sat down on the bench and placed his hands on Evie's waist. Standing in front of Liam, Evie bent her head down and kissed him placing her hands on the sides of his face. This time when their lips connected, they both kissed the other with an all consuming passion.



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Friday, October 17, 2014

Jesse’s Find

 
 
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Jesse's Find
Author: P. A. Estelle
Genre: Mainstream Romance
Buy: Amazon

  

Blurb:
Jesse Mason is bone tired and just miles from home when a strange sound drifting with a Kansas wind catches his ear. 

He spies something hiding in the tall grass.  His temper sizzles at the sight of a horse, dead from exertion, and is ready to string up the cowboy that has done this. What Jesse finds is no cowboy at all, but a woman who has been shot and an infant, both, he fears will not make it to his home alive.


Enchanting Excerpt:
What are you doing out here, little one?  I surely don’t know what to do with the likes of you.  A tiny hand came up to grasp his finger, dredging up painful memories that Jesse quickly shook away.






Website: www.pennystales.com
Blog: www.pennyestelle.blogspot.com
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Penny-Estelle/e/B006S62XBY

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Cherished Moments



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Kissed, Loved, Lied & Left




Cherished Moments

Blurb:
Senator Jordan Dupré is reluctant to revisit her past. That thought crumbles at the sight of Deacon Burke. His commanding presence and charming smile transports her back to her youth. Back then, she kissed, loved, lied, and left him—taking a life-changing secret with her.

Scorned by Jordan’s dishonesty, Deke swears he never wants to see her lying face again. However, his heart knows better, and he never stops thinking of her. When Jordan’s husband is killed, Deke is summoned to the Senator’s aid, by an unlikely source—Unfortunately, he brings a secret of his own.

Will secrets from their past reignite their cherished moments?





Scene: Deke fears for Jordan's safety.

In the darkness, Deke’s silhouette moved down the steps. His water-dampened skin glistened in the moonlight. The bath towel he tucked around his waist looked as though it would slip its knot at any moment.

"That's the second time tonight you've slipped away."

Jordan heard accusation in his tone. "And you thought I'd skipped out on you again."

"That's not so farfetched, is it?"

Initially indignant, she then realized he spoke from experience. "I guess you're right."




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