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Excerpt & Giveaway: WISHING GAME by A.S. Fenichel

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A.S. Fenichel is giving away three (3) digital copies of Wishing Game. Check Rafflecopter below.

Book Info:

Title: Wishing Game
Author: A.S. Fenichel
Genre: Historical Romance
Release Date: March 6, 2014

Book Blurb:

The Earl of Westbridge is dying, and without a male heir. His daughter Mary will lose her home if she does not marry before her father passes. She has already turned down two men while holding onto the hope of finding true love. In her desperation, she plays the wishing game, a childhood folly devised to chase away fear during thunderstorms.

Avery is the unwilling heir to the Westbridge earldom. He arrives a few days before the spring holiday in the middle of a horrific storm to offer his assistance to his distant cousin. Expecting a spinster who had been put on the shelf, he certainly never expected to develop feelings for the beautiful Mary Barrow.

Mistrust and doubt engulf them. It will take a miracle to bring them together. Or maybe just a wish come true.

A Blush® Regency romance from Ellora’s Cave.

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Cover Reveal: BEAUTY AND THE BIKER by Beth Ciotta

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Book Info:

Title: Beauty and the Biker
Author: Beth Ciotta
Series: Impossible Dream Book One
Release Date: Fall 2014

Book Blurb:

Coming this fall from Beth Ciotta (author of the Cupcake Lovers), a new contemporary series—Impossible Dream—celebrating hope, love, and the magic of the human spirit!

Five long-time girlfriends—known as The Inseparables—find themselves in their thirties and battling disillusion. Tangled up in real-life troubles and stifled aspirations, they’re ready to ditch their deepest desires .. until they stumble upon the peculiar matchmaking company, “Impossible Dream,” where they each find the rare opportunity to make seemingly impossible dreams come true.

A series of modern-day fairytales beginning with . . . Beauty & the Biker

PRINCE CHARMING IS OUT THERE. SOMEWHERE.

Miracles happen every day. Even in Nowhere, Nebraska. That’s Bella Mooney’s philosophy and she’s sticking to it! A children’s librarian who writes fairy tales on the side, Bella has earned the reputation of fanciful Pollyanna. No surprise that she applied for her “ideal man” via ImpossibleDream.com, an Internet company designed to make dreams come true. However, even whimsical Bella has real-life issues, forcing her to take drastic actions in order to spin her dad’s life (and in turn her own) for the better. As fate draws her into the troubling world of her new neighbor—a cynical biker with a scarred soul and checkered past—Bella finds herself falling for the most unlikely man, twisting her perceptions of true love and testing her faith in dreams.

FATE LANDED HIM IN NOWHERE.  

Expect nothing. Anticipate the worst. As a detective with the Chicago Police Department, Joe Savage witnessed heinous crimes and acts of cruelty on a daily basis, obliterating his faith in humanity. When a personal vendetta cost him his job and a quirky inheritance offered escape, Joe packed it in and steered his Harley toward a small town bordering Tornado Alley and the Twilight Zone. Where better to lose himself than Nowhere? Resigned to a dark and lonely existence, Joe’s life is suddenly shoved into the sunshine when his eccentric neighbor offers him a chance he can’t refuse, especially after her kiss of hope rekindles his dead heart. Inspired and challenged by Bella’s infectious optimism, Joe dares to make the impossible come true.

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Excerpt & Giveaway: WHAT HAPPENS IN SCOTLAND & SUMMER IS FOR LOVERS by Jennifer McQuiston

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*Avon is hosting a TOUR WIDE Rafflecopter Commenter Giveaway for a Print Copy of WHAT HAPPENS IN SCOTLAND and SUMMER IS FOR LOVERS, along with Pack of Mother Mae’s Chocolate Chip Shortbread Mix.

Book Info:

Title: What Happens in Scotland
Author: Jennifer McQuiston
Genre: Historical Romance
Publisher: Avon
Release Date: February 26, 2013

Book Blurb:

She woke up married… And then she ran.

When recent widow Georgette Thorold wakes up in a Scottish inn with a wedding ring on her finger and lacking all memory of how she came to be there, she does what any well-bred lady with a modicum of sense and a distrust of marriage would do: she panics, clocks the wickedly handsome stranger in her bed over the head with a chamber pot, and runs.

James McKenzie, Esquire has either spent the evening protecting a very naïve, and—dare he say it—very drunk young lady from the advances of every disreputable character in the town of Moraig, or he has gone and married a pretty, scheming thief. Not that his own head is entirely clear on the matter, but when the woman in question repays his kindness with a knock on the head, the bill for her room, and the theft of his purse, an embarrassed James is determined to track her down and show her she picked the wrong solicitor to swindle.

As Georgette sets out to discover exactly what happened during her forgotten night, she uncovers a man that seems far more a hero than a rake. But when they finally meet, instead of sweeping her into his arms and kissing her senseless, he serves her with a summons, claiming she is a thief. Now the fight is on, and the only question is was it a night worth remembering? Or a mistake they would both rather forget?

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Guest Post, Review, & Giveaway: RUSHING AMY by Julie Brannagh

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Avon is hosting a TOUR WIDE Rafflecopter Commenter Giveaway for TWO Digital Copies of BLITZING EMILY by Julie Brannagh.

Book Info:

Title: Rushing Amy
Author: Julie Brannagh
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Series: Love and Football #2
Release Date: February 11, 2014

Book Blurb:

Julie Brannagh’s sparkling and romantic Love and Football series continues!

For Amy Hamilton, only three Fs matter: Family, Football, and Flowers. It might be nice to find someone to share Forever with, too, but right now she’s working double overtime while she gets her flower shop off the ground. The last thing she needs or wants is a distraction … or help, for that matter. Especially in the form of gorgeous and aggravatingly arrogant ex-NFL star Matt Stephens.

Matt lives by a playbook—his playbook. He never thought his toughest opponent would come in the form of a stunning florist with a stubborn streak to match his own. Since meeting her in the bar after her sister’s wedding, he’s known there’s something between them. After she refuses—again and again—to go out with him, Matt will do anything to win her heart … But will Amy, who has everything to lose, let the clock run out on the one-yard line?

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Review & Giveaway: IF YOU ONLY KNEW by Dixie Lee Brown

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*Avon is hosting a TOUR WIDE Rafflecopter Commenter Giveaway for A Digital Set of ALL OR NOTHING and WHEN I FIND YOU by Dixie Lee Brown.

 

Book Info:

Title: If You Only Knew (A Trust No One Novel)
Author: Dixie Lee Brown
Genre: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Release Date: January 21, 2014

 

 

Book Blurb:

Beautiful but deadly, Rayna Dugan is a force to be reckoned with – even in heels.

But when her plans for the evening suddenly involve defending her life against a criminal empire, Rayna knows she needs backup. Suddenly the choice she made to leave Ty and her old mercenary team in Montana seems like a bad call. She’s been running from her feelings for the tough, rugged man, but Rayna needs Ty now more than ever. Yet when Ty becomes the new target, his help could mean his death…

Ex-cop Ty Whitlock has spent the last six years waiting for his past to catch up with him. When it finally does, he isn’t expecting the woman he loves-the one who walked out on him-to be caught in its web. He knows she’s moved on, but he can’t help but want one more chance with the petite beauty. Ty’s only got one choice: find Rayna and keep her safe. But that’s the easy part. Once he finds her, can he convince her to stay?

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Blurb & Giveaway: SECRET TASTES by Miranda P. Charles

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Secret Tastes

The Secret Dreams Contemporary Romance Book #4

Miranda P. Charles

 

*Miranda is hosting a Tour Wide Giveaway for Digital Set of Complete SECRET DREAMS Series, Books 1-4.

 

Book Blurb:

Samantha Lane wanted to resign from her father’s accounting practice and move to another state to follow her dream of establishing a catering business. But she didn’t want to break her parents’ hearts. When her cousin jokingly suggested to tell them that a man was the reason behind her decision, she found the perfect excuse to give her hopeless romantic folks.

Adam Craig didn’t mind playing the role of Sam’s fake boyfriend. She was a friend in need and he was a helpful guy.  Besides, he was desperate to show a clingy ex that they were truly over, and Sam acting as his girlfriend was the perfect solution.

When their pretense became all too real, a spanner in the works put their future together in jeopardy. How could Sam trust Adam when she had proof he wasn’t ready to move on? And how could Adam convince Sam of his feelings when she was intent on moving away from him?

 

This is a stand-alone novel that would give you enjoyment on its own. However, to enhance your experience of this series, the author recommends reading them in order.

Secret Designs is the final book from the steamy and sweet Secret Dreams Contemporary Romance series.

Book 1: Secret Words (Jasmine Allen and Kane Summers)
Book 2: Secret Designs (Ari Mitchell and Dylan Summers)
Book 3: Secret Moves (Kristen McCann and Trey Andrews)
Book 4: Secret Tastes (Samantha Lane and Adam Craig)

(This book is for adults only. It contains hot sexual content.)

 

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About the Author:

Ever since I was a young teenager, I have loved reading romance novels. My auntie used to send me boxes of her books and I would devour them one after another.

Every so often, I would read a mystery or a suspense or a paranormal novel as I love those genres too. But romance is still my favourite. 🙂

For many years, I wrote technical and non-fiction materials for professional use and had only dreamt about writing a novel. Then, one day, after a period of binge-reading sexy romances, I decided to sit in front of my computer and start writing my first fiction book. The result? My debut novel Will To Love, the first in the hot and sexy Lifestyle by Design series. After that, I knew that I would love to tell more beautiful love stories through my books.

I live in Sydney, Australia with my amazing husband who lovingly cheers me on in my journey as a novelist.

Find out more about Miranda P. Charles:

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*Miranda is hosting a Tour Wide Giveaway for Digital Set of Complete SECRET DREAMS Series, Books 1-4.

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Review, Excerpt & Giveaway: BREAKAWAY HEARTS by Crista McHugh

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Breakaway Hearts

Kelly Brothers Series Book Two

by Crista McHugh

 

*Crista is hosting a TOUR WIDE Rafflecopter Commenter Giveaway for a $20.00 Amazon or B&N Gift Card.


Book Blurb:

Hockey star Ben Kelly has retreated to his mountain cabin in the ski town of Cascade, BC, to recuperate from a season-ending knee injury and contemplate his future in the NHL. He never expects to run into the one woman who got away. Nine years may have passed, but nothing has dulled the explosive chemistry between them. Now he wants more than just one night.

Hailey Eriksson had Olympic-sized dreams until an accidental pregnancy from a one-night stand halted her ambitions. Her life was shattered when her son died. Nothing will keep her from fulfilling her promise to him to make the Olympic team, especially not the charming Ben Kelly. Unfortunately, he’s out of sweep her off her feet this time, and she finds him harder and harder to resist with each passionate kiss. But when he learns about the child he never knew, will their rekindled romance be on thin ice?

 

Excerpt:

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My Review:

I love second-chance romances. In the beginning, I thought it would be a light and breezy read. And while it was still all those things, there were also that depth of emotions and the gravity of experiences that both characters were experiencing, which in my book make this story deserving of its stars indeed.

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Virtual Book Tour: BLITZING EMILY by Julie Brannagh (Review & Giveaway)

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Book Info:

Title: Blitzing Emily: A love and football novel

Author: Julie Brannagh

Release Date: January 7, 2014

*Avon is hosting a TOUR WIDE Rafflecopter Commenter Giveaway for THREE Digital Copies of BLITZING EMILY by Julie Brannagh.

 

Book Blurb:

All is fair in Love and Football…

Emily Hamilton doesn’t trust men. She’s much more comfortable playing the romantic lead on stage in front of a packed house than in her own life. So, when NFL star and irresistible ladies’ man Brandon McKenna acts as her personal white knight, she has no illusions he’ll stick around. However, a misunderstanding with the press throws them together in a fake engagement that yields unexpected (and breathtaking) benefits.

Every time Brandon calls her “Sugar,” Emily almost believes Brandon’s playing for keeps, not just to score. Can she let down her defenses and get her own Happily Ever After?

My Review:

As my first foray into Julie Brannagh’s writing, I’m happy that I can look forward to another talented author on the rise in the contemporary romance genre. Blitzing Emily was a joy to read. Even though I know next to nothing about football, I really enjoy reading about football players and their love stories, see Susan Elizabeth Phillips’ Chicago Star series.

Emily is married. To her career, that is. As an opera singer, yes, an opera singer, she has been working her butt off since she was young to achieve her goal of singing for the Metropolitan Opera in New York. She doesn’t have time for dating or for love, her last foray into the latter had left her in the dust of deep betrayal. She has lost her trust in most men and in relationships. But when a semi-serious fall on the ice lands her on the arms of Brandon McKenna, star player for the Seattle Sharks, everything in her life shifts.

Brandon McKenna is living a larger-than-life existence. He’s got the looks, the talent on the field, the money raking in from his career as a star player, and the love of all types of women. But a slight misunderstanding may cause him in the negotiations for the renewal of his contract with his team. But Emily Hamilton falling into his arms in the process of delivering a gift set of balloons and candies from a nut-case ex-girlfriend might just be what his life and his career need at the moment.

I really enjoy reading about fake engagements as a premise. I guess you can say it’s one of my favorite tropes in romance novels. And I really liked how the author has developed this set-up. I appreciated that while she did start from this familiar trope, she was still able to surprise me with how she weaved the rest of the story.

I also loved that there were so much of Brandon and Emily together, interacting, talking or word-sparring more like it. These offer the readers a much detailed look into the inner workings of their minds and hearts. I also love the reversals that Julie Brannagh did in the novel. This might be a bit SPOILERY so read on at your own risk. I love that it was Brandon who was not afraid of commitment, who believed in a lifetime love, who wanted to have a family, get married, and have kids while it was Emily who was, partially unconsciously shrinking away from committing whole-heartedly to a relationship. I love that Brandon is the one who wanted to talk, really talk and get to know Emily while Emily wanted a clinical way of getting to know each other for their shenanigan of an engagement. END OF SPOILERS.

I also liked how Emily’s character has evolved. Without revealing too much details let’s just say that she has been burned quite heavily in her previous relationships and her trust issues are issues as many as one can count TIME magazine’s. When the conflict arises in the latter part of the book, I wanted to scream at her too (her sister Amy did) and shake her. But then I realized that if I kind of understood where she was coming from. It might not make sense to everybody but it resonated for me. So I give the author props for presenting it that way.

Blitzing Emily is a love story but I find that more than finding that right person that fits you perfectly, it’s also about realizations that loving isn’t easy, trust is a good foundation of a relationship, and faith in the future you both can have drives because of the strength of your love and commitment are the things that will keep you together.

I can’t wait to read Julie Brannagh’s next novel. And what do you know, I already received an advance copy of that one featuring Emily’s younger sister, Amy. Off to read.

Rating: 3 1/2 out of 5 stars; REALLY LIKED IT. You guys should go check this series out.

*I received an eARC from Avon via Edelweiss in return for an honest review.

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About the Author:

Julie Brannagh has been writing since she was old enough to hold a pencil. She lives in a small town near Seattle, where she once served as a city council member and owned a yarn shop. She shares her home with a wonderful husband, two uncivilized Maine Coons and a rambunctious chocolate Lab.

Julie hasn’t quite achieved the goal of owning a pro football team, so she created a fictional one: The Seattle Sharks. When she’s not writing, she’s reading, or armchair-quarterbacking her favorite NFL team from the comfort of the family room couch. Julie is a Golden Heart finalist and the author of four contemporary sports romances.

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GIVEAWAYS!!!

Avon is hosting a TOUR WIDE Rafflecopter Commenter Giveaway for THREE Digital Copies of BLITZING EMILY by Julie Brannagh.

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