Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Jilted by Kelly Jamieson Releases Today

Jilted is book one in the Promise Harbor Wedding series. Four fabulous authors writing four books that are must reads. I’m anxious to dive into this series. 

Tons of great info is on the Promise Harbor Wedding website. Check it out for more info and release dates for the upcoming books. And don't forget to check out Kelly Jamieson's website.

Now for the book and an excerpt . . .

Promise Harbor Wedding Book 1

The wedding’s off but the honeymoon is on...

Devon can do this. She can show up at her ex-boyfriend Josh’s wedding, even though he’s marrying her ex-best-friend. She can show everyone she’s happy with her fabulous life in Boston, her great career, her amazing shoes — and she can show everyone she’s over him.

Truth is, her life isn’t so fabulous. She’s just been downsized out of her job, her Jimmy Choos won’t pay her rent, and...she’s still heartbroken that Josh chose family over her. The real reason she’s enduring this wedding is that her next stop is nearby Greenbush Island, her last hope of finding a new job.

Josh knows marrying long-time friend Allie will make everyone happy after the rough time their families have been through, and since the woman he really wanted to marry chose her career and big city life over himwhy not?

But the perfect wedding turns into a perfect disaster when Allie leaves him at the altar for another man. He never saw that coming! But hey, Devon’s there, offering to help him look for Allie on Greenbush Island, where he’d planned their honeymoon. Only, all they find are their old feelings for each other and a temptation to risk their hearts one more time...

Warning: This book contains a firefighter hot enough to ignite flames, a woman who doesn’t want to get burned again, a honeymoon suite but no honeymoon, and sex not on the beach (sorry).

And now an excerpt:

They found Josh’s vehicle and waited their turn to drive off the ferry. They drove through the tiny town of Rockport. “It’s not far,” Josh said. “Just the other side of town. It’s right on the beach.”

Devon looked out the window as he drove, her stomach in a mass of knots. This was insane. But she was desperate.

Josh turned down the road to the inn and as it came into view, she sat up straighter. So beautiful. The huge, typically gray-shingled structure had white shutters and a wide veranda stretching across the front of it. Three stories tall, it had several turrets and peaks. They drove past smooth green lawns and carefully tended flowerbeds overflowing with lush shrubs and colorful flowers. White lampposts lined the driveway, topped with antique-looking lamps illuminating the dusk with golden light.

“Wow,” she said. “Nice.”

Josh just shrugged. His hands gripped the steering wheel and she had a feeling he was just as freaked out about this as she was.

He parked at the side and they walked inside to check in. The lobby was like an elegant living room with shiny dark hardwood floors, white painted walls and woodwork, comfy beige-upholstered chairs and antique tables grouped on beige rugs. Lamps glowed on the tables. A fire flickered in the big fireplace on one wall and a dark wood railing with white spindles edged a wide staircase to a second level.

She trailed behind Josh as he approached the reception desk.

“I have a reservation,” he began. “Brewster. The—”

“Honeymoon suite,” said the clerk with a smile. “Your suite will be ready for you in a few minutes, Mr. Brewster. Why don’t you and your bride have a seat over there and we’ll come get you when it’s ready.”

Devon sank her teeth into her bottom lip. Holy Shnikes. They thought she was the bride. Oops.

“So, uh, nobody else has checked in yet?” Josh asked.

The clerk’s forehead creased. “Um. No.” His mouth opened, then closed and a red stain washed up into his cheeks.

Devon hid a grin as Josh turned to her and gripped her upper arm, hustling her over to the furniture arranged in front of the fireplace.

“They’re not here,” he muttered. “Shit.” Then, “What’s so funny?”

“I think he thought we were having a little ménage à trois. On our wedding night. The poor guy was embarrassed.”

Josh stared at her, and then his lips twitched. Well, he still had a sense of humor. That was good, because he was going to need it. Her heart beat a little faster, a rapid percussion against her ribs.

Josh sighed and tipped his head back. “Well. The last ferry’s gone. We’re stuck here for tonight.”

She hadn’t thought of that. Of course the last ferry had left. “Well. I’ll go…uh…” She had no idea where she was going to go. “Maybe they have another room.”

“Are you kidding? This is prime season and it’s a weekend. They’re booked solid, no doubt. Besides, I’ve got a suite. There’s lots of room for both of us.”

She nodded and sank onto one of the chairs facing the fireplace. Her heart was pounding so fast now she could barely breathe. “It’s lovely here,” she managed to say, just to make some kind of conversation.


Allie would have liked it. But Devon didn’t say that. The silence grew a little uncomfortable as they waited. God. Mistake. Epic mistake! She nibbled her bottom lip until the man from the hotel approached them with a smile, ready to take them to their room.

“Do you need help with your luggage?” he asked.

They both shook their heads and Josh reached for the key the man held, an old fashioned actual key, not a card. “We can find it,” he said.

“Second floor,” the man said with a smile, nodding toward the wide staircase. “Turn right at the top. It’s the room right at the end of the hallway. Call the desk if you need anything at all.” His smile widened. “Enjoy your evening.”

“Thank you.”

They followed his directions, their steps muffled on the beige Berber runner that ran up the stairs and along the quiet hall. Up on the second floor, more white painted woodwork lined the walls, and sconces cast a warm glow.

Josh unlocked the door and she followed him into the suite.

“Holy crap,” she couldn’t stop herself from saying.

Not only was the suite large and luxurious, votive candles flickered everywhere, on the tables in the living room, in the bedroom visible through open French doors, even on the counter in the bathroom. Pink and red rose petals had been scattered over the floor and the puffy white duvet on the bed, and a silver bucket of champagne sat on the console table behind the sofa in the living room.

Josh stopped and looked around, then shoved a hand into his hair. “Shit.”

Now go buy Jilted from your favorite ebook store and get started on this amazing series.

Available at Kindle Nook Samhain

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Nikki Duncan's Handcuffed in Housewares Cover Reveal & Giveaway

Four years ago today, on a day not unlike today, Nikki Duncan signed her first publishing contract with Samhain Publishing.

That story was kicked off by a one sentence story idea tossed out as a challenge. With its inception, the Sensory Ops series was born.

Since that story, Nikki was also challenged, by her first editor, to write contemporary novellas. Now, with 13 books available, she's revealing the cover of what will be her 14th book. To celebrate the anniversary and the cover reveal, Nikki is also sponsoring a giveaway.

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Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Anticipated Read - Along Came Trouble by Ruthie Knox

Ruthie Knox’s Camelot series continues in this sizzling eBook original novel, featuring two headstrong souls who bump heads—and bodies—as temptation and lust bring nothing but delicious trouble.

An accomplished lawyer and driven single mother, Ellen Callahan isn’t looking for any help. She’s doing just fine on her own. So Ellen’s more than a little peeved when her brother, an international pop star, hires a security guard to protect her from a prying press that will stop at nothing to dig up dirt on him. But when the tanned and toned Caleb Clark shows up at her door, Ellen might just have to plead the fifth.

Back home after a deployment in Iraq and looking for work as a civilian, Caleb signs on as Ellen’s bodyguard. After combat in the hot desert sun, this job should be a breeze. But guarding the willful beauty is harder than he imagined—and Caleb can’t resist the temptation to mix business with pleasure. With their desires growing more undeniable by the day, Ellen and Caleb give in to an evening of steamy passion. But will they ever be able to share more than just a one-night stand?

More info on Ruthie Knox’s website.

Available at       Kindle      Nook

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Shiloh's Wreck of a Blog Tour

Wreck of a blog tour

Enter to win a date with Shiloh Walker** (drinks at RT 2013 or Lori Foster/Duffy Brown RAGT)
She’s out to wreck her life…he’s out to remake it…check out Shiloh Walker’s WRECKED.
“What in the hell just happened?”
Zach’s lips touched the back of her neck. “Well, I’m no expert, but I think you kissed me,” he said, his voice teasing. “And I’m pretty sure we both enjoyed it. But maybe we should try again.”
And then she found herself on her back, staring up into a pair of dark blue eyes that she knew very, very well. They’d always seemed to glint with mischief, or trouble . . . but she’d never realized just how much they glinted with that kind of trouble.
Not until now.
As his mouth came down on hers again, Abby barely had time to catch her breath. Then she was wondering why she’d even bothered. He stole the oxygen right out of her with his kiss. His tongue stroked along hers, moving into her mouth with an easy assurance that belied his words.
I’m no expert.
Oh, yes. Yes, he was…
A WRECKED OF A BLOG TOUR mini interview
Q: Do you have a tattoo?
A: Yep…it’s a feather quill on the back of my right shoulder.  Quills…writers.  Made sense to me.
Q: How do you feel about friends to lovers romances?
A: I’m very partial to them…I married a guy I’d been mostly friends with all my life (I say mostly because I’d had a crush on him since I was 11.)
Q: Have you ever used the WRECK THIS JOURNAL thing?
A:I bought one…it inspired the idea behind WRECKED.
Q: Do you journal?  
A: I played with the WRECK journal, and still have it sitting on my shelf.  Did a few ideas inside it while I was writing the book, but I’m not much of a journaler.  I do most of my writing in my books and my blog.
Q: Are you more like Zach (just let life happen) or Abby (try to plan things out)?
A: Mostly Zach…I let life happen, but I do tend to try and control stuff.  I can’t plan worth crap, though and organization evades me.  That would drive Abby nuts.
Answer the Qs and play along!  Win a date with me & my laptop…or a copy of WRECK THIS JOURNAL.

Stephanie’s answers:

Q: Do you have a tattoo?
A: Nope. Still trying to figure out what kind of tattoo. I'm leaning towards the theater masks of comedy and tragedy but still undecided. Maybe one day if I can find somewhere that won’t wrinkle too much with age. :0)

Q: How do you feel about friends to lovers romances?
A: I love to read them. 

Q: Have you ever used the WRECK THIS JOURNAL thing?

Q: Do you journal?  
A: I journal when the mood strikes.

Q: Are you more like Zach (just let life happen) or Abby (try to plan things out)?
A: A mix of both. I like to have a plan, but I know life has a way of making plans when you aren’t looking and have learned to go with the flow.

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Monday, March 11, 2013

Night Blade by J.C. Daniels is Now Available

Book 2 in Colbana Files, Urban Fantasy 

Available at       Kindle      Nook

Kit Colbana is always biting off more than she can chew. She has a knack for finding trouble. This time, though, trouble finds her. Someone from her past drops a case into her lap that she just can’t refuse…literally. People on the Council are dying left and right and she’s been requested to investigate the deaths. The number one suspect? Her lover, Damon. If she doesn’t clear his name, he gets a death sentence. Even if she succeeds? They still might try to execute him. Oh, and she’s not allowed to tell him about the case, either. The stakes are high this time around, higher than they’ve ever been. Kit may be forced to pay the ultimate price to save her lover’s life…a price that could destroy her and everything she loves.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Winner from Nikki Duncan Giveaway

The winner is Lori M. Lori email at livelaughromance @ gmail . com (without the spaces) whether you want the PDF of a Killing Cupid or what ebook you would like from Nikki’s backlist and I’ll get the info sent to Nikki.

Thanks so much to everyone who entered! Happy reading and have a great week!

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

A Killing Cupid & A Killing Touch by Nikki Duncan Plus a Giveaway

A Killing Cupid by Nikki Duncan

He’s everything she craves. She’s everything he dreads.

With Aidan Burges and the FBI Specialized Crimes Unit as back up journalist Lana Quinn is chasing a story of killing proportions.She’s researched and gotten the attention of The Killing Cupid, but expecting the Valentine’s Day showdown is not enough to prepare her for the actual confrontation.

Available at      Kindle      Nook       Smashwords

A Killing Touch by Nikki Duncan

Sensory Ops, Book 4

He’s everything she craves. She’s everything he dreads.
Journalist Lana Quinn has a way with hard-hitting news. The story she’s uncovered has potential, but she needs the help of her best friend’s FBI team. She’s been rescued by them, worked with them, and partied with them, but convincing the second in command to believe her theory—that a killer’s touch sets off a lethal allergic reaction—is a frustrating challenge.

Especially since he excites her, body and mind. He’s a danger she shouldn’t indulge.

Aidan Burgess is resistant to helping Lana, but not for the reason she thinks. She has a knack for landing herself in trouble, which means she needs protection. Protecting her means staying near her, a journalist, who like all journalists uses whatever—and whomever—it takes to get her story. It’s a case he wants to refuse.

Especially since she lights a fire in his blood. She’s a danger he can’t afford.

As Lana follows up on lead after deadly lead, learning to trust and rely on each other becomes their only lifesaving hope. If their pride doesn’t become their final pitfall.

Available at      Kindle      Nook      Samhain

More info and an excerpt for A Killing Cupid and A Killing Touch on Nikki Duncan’s website.

Want to win one of Nikki’s books? She’s giving away a PDF of A Killing Cupid or an ebook from her backlist. Enter below for your chance to win. Check back this weekend to see if you won.

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Monday, March 4, 2013

Anticipated Read - Just What I Need by Erin Nicholas

The Epilogue A Bradford novella.

Expect the unexpected…especially when a Bradford is expecting

As family and friends gather to see Dooley and Morgan get married, anticipation is high—but no one saw this much excitement coming. A wedding that doubles as a baby shower, a limo that doubles as an ambulance, a hospital room that doubles as a honeymoon suite… Sure, why not? It's a Bradford wedding, after all.

Dani's in labor, Sam's in a daze, Ben's taking charge, Sara's crying, Jessica's got a secret, Dooley's missing his honeymoon-in other words, things are crazy. As usual. But through it all they've got each other. As always.

Warning: An epilogue to the Bradford series (seriously, this is an epilogue, so keep that in mind) featuring all the couples, a wedding, a baby—or two—and donuts. Because you have to have donuts.

More info at Erin Nicholas’ website.

Available at       Kindle       Nook       Samhain