New Release: Touch of Desire By Lia Davis

Lia Davis has a new addition to her Ashwood Falls series – it’s called Touch of Desire (Ashwood Falls, #4.5). Today I’m happy to share a glimpse into this sexy shifter book. As part of Lia’s book tour she will be giving away a mega swag pack. See the bottom of this post for more information.

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As the wolf senior enforcer, Torin Fisher’s job is to protect the pack and each of its members. That includes the beautiful submissive wolf, Cora Rivers. He’s known for a while she belongs to him, but he decided to wait for her to come to him willingly. Since her brother’s death, he’s watched her withdraw from the Pack little by little. Tired of sitting by watching her suffocate her wolf, he decides the time has come to claim her.

Cora Rivers is no stranger to pain. Just as she comes out of her mourning over her parents’ brutal murder, her brother—and best friend—suffers the same horrifying death. Grief cripples her and in attempt to learn to be independent, she inadvertently stifles her wolf by not letting her out to play on a regular basis. When Torin Fisher, begins the mating dance, her only choice is to run.

Together they have a chance to not only release her wolf, but find the connection and future they both deserve.

Excerpt:

The familiar scent of spring lilies invaded Torin’s senses, enticing and alluring. His wolf began to pace and whimper when the man made no move toward the door their female stood behind. Why would she seek him out here of all places?

The door to the new temporary computer central opened, and the scent intensified. Turning toward the entrance, he met the stare of his mate and instantly grew hard. Whether Cora knew she belonged to him or not, he remained uncertain. He’d known since she’d come of age at eighteen. Though he had every intension of claiming her, he and his wolf had to wait until she came out of her grieving period over the loss of her family.

He ground his molars together and inhaled deeply through his nose. Felix and his band of fucked up minions were going to pay. Someday, somehow. Torin was going to be there to witness the fall.

Straightening fully, he studied her. Strawberry blonde curls fell in unruly waves around her shoulders as if she rolled out of bed. Maybe she had. He roamed his gaze over the rest of her. She wore a faded pair of gray sweatpants and a pink tee with a coffee stain above the hem. His cock hardened even more, pressing painfully into the zipper of his jeans.

She held onto their eye contact for only a brief moment, but long enough for him to see the distress and sadness she fought to hide from the world.

He stalked toward her, and, when he got within a foot from her, she retreated a step. Then Keegan flattened a hand on his chest. Torin glanced down at the leopard’s hand, then met his stare. “What’s up?”

Keegan chose to answer him telepathically—a skill the former Alpha shared with all the enforcers and sentries. I know she’s your mate, but she needs time.

I’ll give it to her, but she needs….

She needs to heal and become independent. If you push her, she’ll run.

Torin let out a low growl, then focused on Cora. She watched them as if expecting an attack. Sighing, he dropped his shoulders and held out his hand. “Good morning. What has you so upset?”

“Just a dream. What are you doing?” She indicated Alec and the five-screen computer system.

After a quick glance over his shoulder, he studied her closer. Her attention focused on Alec and the monitors. “He’s trying to figure out the new security layout, but he’s not having much luck.”

“Fuck you, Tor. If it was easy, they wouldn’t need me and Dane to work on it,” Alec growled.

Torin laughed. “He’s having so much fun. You should stay and join us.”

“I think I will.” Cora pushed past him to stand next to Alec at the computer.

Torin stared, shocked her sudden change in mood and interest in what Alec was doing. A low growl rumbled from his chest. He meant it as a joke, not expecting her to give her attention to another male. His wolf paced and snarled, demanding Torin grab her and leave the building.

Preorder links:

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iTunes: http://bit.ly/1sFRZRo

Ashwood Falls reading order:

Winter Eve, #0.5

A Tiger’s Claim, #1

A Mating Dance, #2

Surrendering to the Alpha, #3

A Rebel’s Heart, #3.5

Divided Loyalties, #4

Lia Davis Bio:

Lia Davis is a mother to two young adults and three equally special kitties, a wife to her soul mate, and a lover of romance. She and her family live in Northeast Florida battling hurricanes and very humid summers. But it’s her home and she loves it!

An accounting major, Lia has always been a dreamer with a very active imagination. The wheels in her head never stop. She ventured into the world of writing and publishing in 2008 and loves it more than she imagined. Writing is stress reliever that allows her to go off in her corner of the house and enter into another world that she created, leaving real life where it belongs.

Her favorite things are spending time with family, traveling, reading, writing, chocolate, coffee, nature and hanging out with her kitties.

Website: http://www.authorliadavis.com

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Twitter: @novelbylia

GIVEAWAY

Lia will be giving away a mega swag pack that includes: canvas tote bag, ear buds, vampire Christmas spiral notebook, hand made purse charm with matching book thong, and other goodies. To enter, follow this link to her Rafflecopter: a Rafflecopter giveaway

New Release: A Spy Unmasked by Tina Gabrielle

This post is part of a virtual book tour organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. Enter to win $15 Amazon giftcard and ebook of A SPY UNMASKED. Click on the tour banner to see the other stops on the tour.

The mission did not go quite as Robert Ware–known in society as the new Earl of Kirkland–planned. A spy in the service of His Majesty, Robert is a “guest” at a masquerade party as he retrieves vital information for a murder investigation. Until he’s quite unexpectedly interrupted by an exquisite, masked woman with glittering green eyes. And a pistol she has cocked and aimed right at him…

Lady Sophia Merrill has defiantly taken up justice’s shining sword, determined to expose the brigand who murdered her eccentric but brilliant father, and stole his latest invention. Now she must masquerade as Robert’s betrothed in order to infiltrate the Inventor’s Society and find the killer. But the undeniable potent attraction between them not only imperils the investigation, but Sophia’s reputation… and both of their lives.

Enjoy an excerpt:

Frustration roiled inside Sophia. “If it’s any consolation, I don’t like the idea of working together any more than you do.”

“I highly doubt it,” Robert said.

“It’s true,” she insisted.

“You appear quite eager to go along with Wendover’s plans.”

“I’m eager only to seek justice for my father’s murder.”

He hesitated, and his gaze roved and lazily appraised her. “You do realize we’ll attend the house party next week as an engaged couple.”

She felt her face grow warm, and she looked up at him with an effort. “In name only.”

“It makes no difference. We’ll have to socialize. Act as a loving couple. Sit beside each other during the evening meal and stare longingly into each other’s eyes. It’s not too late to change your mind.”

“I won’t.”

He flashed a smile, his teeth white against the bronzed perfection of his face. “Perhaps we should practice to be certain we can pull it off.”

He took a step closer and cupped her face with his hand. His palm was calloused, not as smooth as she would have expected of a lord’s hands. But then again, he wasn’t solely an earl.

He leaned close until she could see the specks of blue in his brilliant eyes. A strange fluttering began in the pit of her stomach as he lowered his head inch by inch until his breath fanned her lips.

About the Author:

Award-winning author Tina Gabrielle is an attorney and former mechanical engineer whose love of reading for pleasure helped her get through years of academia. She often picked up a romance and let her fantasies of knights in shining armor and lords and ladies carry her away. After multi-publishing for a prestigious law journal, she fulfilled her dream of writing fiction. A Spy Unmasked is the first book In The Crown’s Secret Service series. The second book in the series, At The Spy’s Pleasure, is coming in April 2015 from Entangled Publishing. She is also the author of adventurous Regency historical romances, In The Barrister’s Bed, In The Barrister’s Chambers, Lady Of Scandal, and A Perfect Scandal from Kensington Books.

Publisher’s Weekly calls her Regency Barrister’s series, “Well-matched lovers…witty comradely repartee.” Tina’s books have been Barnes & Noble top picks, and her first book, Lady Of Scandal, was nominated as best first historical by Romantic Times Book Reviews.

Website: www.tinagabrielle.com
Twitter: http://twitter.com/tinagabrielle
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Buy the book at Amazon or Barnes and Noble.

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New Release: Red And Her Big Bad Dom by Sydney St. Claire

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Sydney St. Claire has partnered with Goddess Fish Promotions to celebrate the release of her new book Red & Her Big Bad Dom. As part of her book tour, Sydney will award a Once Upon a Dom Tote Bag: Tote Bag, Mug, Cap and misc. goodies (US Only – Int’l winners will have a GC substitute) to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter. See the bottom of this post for more information.

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perf5.000x8.000.inddWealthy computer genius Graham Winters is in love with a woman who won’t join him for a stingy cup of coffee. How can he prove he’s nothing like her jerk of an ex if she won’t give him a chance? Then he spots her at a BDSM club and devises a plan. During the day, he’s “that damn geek.” At night, he’s the masked Dom known as The Wolf.

When it comes to her love life, Lucy Sanchez has one rule—no geeks. Not even rich, good looking geeks. She’s attracted to Graham but rules are rules. Besides, she has her wolf, the mysterious Dom who makes her blood sing. Then she’s invited to a fairytale event at Pleasure Manor and this Little Red Riding Hood plans to enjoy every delicious moment with her big, bad Dom.

Excerpt:

Lucy admitted there was something totally naughty and sensual in not knowing what her big, bad, wolf looked like. He was her mystery man, and he understood her. He got her, and not just with the sex, although the sex was out of this world fantastic.

They had so many things in common, like dancing. Bryce’s mansion had a real ballroom, and she had a fabulous gown for the ball. She and her wolf would heat up the dance floor.

“What are you thinking?”

Smiling, Lucy stared into his piercing blue eyes. “Saturday night.”

“Ah. We’ll dance the night away, you and I.”

His slight accented voice hummed through her. “I love dancing with you.”

He pulled her on top of him. “I bet we can sneak into the ballroom tomorrow. Want to dance tonight, out here, under the moonlight?”

Lucy cupped his face in her hands and kissed him. “Very much so.”

“Then we’ll dance here after our scene.”

She wrinkled her nose. “I’m not so sure I’m going to like being watched”

“You trust me.” It wasn’t a question but a quiet statement.

Lucy nodded. He knew her better than she knew herself. “It seems—wrong—yet the idea of being spied on turns me on.”

He grinned. “No, it’s naughty, and you, my sweet sub, love being naughty.”

Rolling her eyes, she admitted he was right. “Yeah, I do. Okay, I’m game.”

“Good girl.” He rolled her over, held her hands above her head, and swooped in for a deep, drugging kiss.

AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Sydney St. Claire is the pseudonym of Susan Edwards, author of 14 Historical Native American/Western/Paranormal romances and the author of the popular “White” Series.

Sydney loves writing and sharing stories of love, happiness and dreams come true with her readers. She credits her mother for her writing success. Encouraged to read as a child, she always preferred happy endings which meant romances were her favorite genre.  Sydney takes her readers into the world of erotica romance where her characters come together in explosive passion as they solve life’s problems and find true love along with the best sex our hero and heroine have ever experienced.

Sydney’s office is quite crowded with three dogs at her feet and five cats to keep her company while she writes. Three cats always insist on beds on her desk, barely leaving enough room for her monitor and keyboard. Life gets fun when all five insist on supervising…

When not writing, she enjoys crafts of all sorts including quilting, sewing, cross-stitch and knitting. She and her husband of 30 + years are avid gardeners. He takes care of the veggies, and Susan is in charge of the ‘pretties’. Her medicine wheel garden is in a contact state of war: flowers vs. weeds. Sadly, right now the weeds are wining…

While writing, she listens to a wide variety of music. Her current favorites are Blackmore’s Night and David Lanz.

Contact Links

Email:              Sydney@sydneystclaire.com

Website:          http://sydneystclaire.com

Twitter:            https://twitter.com/Sydneystclaire

Facebook:       https://www.facebook.com/sydneystclaire

Blog:                http://sydneystclaire.wordpress.com

Goodreads:     https://www.goodreads.com/sydneystclaire

Pinterest:         http://www.pinterest.com/sydneystclaire/

Wild Rose Press: http://wilderroses.com

http://www.amazon.com/Red-Her-Once-Upon-Book-ebook/dp/B00OC6L4EE/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1413499865&sr=1-1

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/c/sydney-st.-claire

GIVEAWAY

Sydney will award a Once Upon a Dom Tote Bag: Tote Bag, Mug, Cap and misc. goodies (US Only – Int’l winners will have a GC substitute) to a randomly drawn winner. To enter Sydney’s drawing follow this link to Rafflecopter: a Rafflecopter giveaway

Be sure you follow Sydney’s book tour and leave comments at each stop. The more you comment, the better your chances of winning. The complete list of tour dates can be found on the Goddess Fish: http://goddessfishpromotions.blogspot.com/2014/10/book-blast-red-her-big-bad-dom-by.html

New Release: Shimmy for Me by Deanna Cameron

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DeAnna Cameron has teamed up with Goddess Fish Promotions to celebrate the release of her book, Shimmy For Me. As part of her book tour, Deanna will be awarding a $25 Amazon or B&N GC to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter. See the bottom of this post for more information.

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Juggling two jobs to keep her belly dance studio afloat keeps Abby Anderson’s mind off her shattered love life—until a reawakened pain sends her into the arms of an anonymous stranger she plucks from the audience of her tribal belly dance show. No names, no strings, no romance. She tells herself it’s a harmless hookup.

Until he turns up at her day job . . .

Derek Collier, the sexy heir to the Collier media dynasty, just landed everything he’s always wanted: the publisher’s seat at the Orange County Herald. Except his first order of business is to sell the newspaper. Reeling from his family’s betrayal, his only comfort is the memory of that mysterious belly dancer and the perfect night they spent together.

He won’t rest until he finds her again.

She’ll lose everything if he does.

Excerpt:

By the time Abby took her place on the small stage, the lights were low, and a slow, snaky melody had filled the restaurant’s main room. She was only a silhouette to the roomful of diners, holding her pose like a living statue. She usually closed her eyes during this prelude and focused on the energy of the music and the audience.

Not tonight.

In the darkness, her gaze roamed. She wanted a good view before the stage lights came up to brighten her, and blind her.

Nearly every seat was filled. A good draw for a Thursday night. Mostly couples, some groups. But it was the single men she searched for. The ones who sat on the fringe to watch.

Would it be the college jock tipping back beer in a bottle? The shy guy in the Oxford shirt fidgeting with his soda straw? Maybe the older . . .

A Suit at the bar caught her eye. One hand wrapped around a highball glass, the other tugging at his tie. Calm. Confident. And sexy as hell. The way his gaze locked on her made her tingle in all the right places.

He was the one.

Derek Collier sipped his Macallan 18 and watched the restaurant’s belly dancer come alive to the hypnotic rhythm pulsing through the dining room. When he’d seen the words “belly dancing” glowing in blue neon beneath the Sultan’s Tent sign, he’d expected the kind of flashy beads and sequins dancer he’d seen a hundred times before.

He didn’t expect this.

The poster at the front called her Zenina, a tribal fusion belly dancer. Whatever that was. From his vantage point at the bar, she looked like nothing he’d ever seen—part bohemian waif, part harem fantasy, part . . . Damn, the way she swayed and writhed up there was making it impossible to think.

AUTHOR Bio and Links:

DeAnna Cameron writes novels featuring feisty heroines transformed by true love and belly dance—the oldest and most exciting dance form in the world. Her novels have been translated into Japanese, Polish, and Serbian, and her work has been praised for its “deft prose, energetic characters and . . . colorful images” by RT Book Reviews and called “most entertaining” by the Historical Novel Review. Before turning to fiction, DeAnna worked as a journalist, writing and editing for several Southern California newspapers and magazines. She’s a member of Romance Writers of America, as well as its Orange County chapter. When she isn’t working on her next novel, she can usually be found at her jeweler’s bench, creating new wire-wrap, bead, and multimedia designs. She lives in Orange County, Calif., with her family.

http://www.DeAnnaCameron.com

http://www.facebook.com/deanna.m.cameron

http://www.twitter.com/deannamcameron

GIVEAWAY

DeAnna will be awarding a $25 Amazon or B&N GC to one randomly drawn winner during the tour. To be entered in her drawing, follow this link to Rafflecopter: a Rafflecopter giveaway

Be sure you follow the tour and comment leave comments at each stop. The more you comment, the better your chances of winning. The complete list of tour dates can be found on the Goddess Fish website:
http://goddessfishpromotions.blogspot.com/2014/10/book-blast-shimmy-for-me-by-deanna.html

New Release: Christmas Delights by Heather Hiestand

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Heather Hiestand has teamed up with Goddess Fish Promotions to celebrate the release of her newest book, Christmas Delights. As part of her book tour, Heather will be awarding a $25 AMAZON or BN gift card to a randomly drawn winner. See the rafflecopter at the end of this post.

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cover_Christmas DelightsThe sweetest gift is the hardest to unwrap. . .

Lady Victoria Allen-Hill never dreamed she’d be a widow at twenty-one–let alone a virgin. Her father insists that she attend a matchmaking house party in the snow-covered seaside town of Pevensey in hopes she’ll find a suitable husband. But for Victoria, it’s an opportunity to indulge in a passionate affair–and the handsome inventor she meets at the Christmas Eve masquerade ball may be just the man for the job. . Lewis Noble is the cousin of London’s famed Redcake sisters, so it almost stands to reason that he’s just as irresistible as one of their sugar-iced pastries. Lewis catches the eye of every woman at the party–but Victoria is the only one who catches his. He won’t be tied down in her father’s business, but watching other men court her amid a flurry of engagements ignites a jealousy he’s never felt before. A dose of honesty may be just the thing to mend their broken hearts–for many holidays to come. . .

“Before I realized it, the unusually strong and well-developed characters of The Kidnapped Bride had sneaked up on me and captured my full attention. This is one of the best shorter books I have ever read.” –Delle Jacobs, author of Lady Wicked

“A delightful, sexy glimpse into Victorian life and loving with two wonderfully non-traditional lovers.” –Jessa Slade, author of Dark Prince’s Desire on His Wicked Smile

EXCERPT:

“Mind if we join you in the carriage? We can’t force the engine to turn over, and it’s getting colder by the minute.”

“I certainly do,” Victoria huffed. The cheek! And yet, his voice was surprisingly cultured. Could he be the marquess’s butler or some other kind of upper servant? “We have not been properly introduced.”

“You’re Victoria Courtnay, are you not?” he asked. “I know your father. We’re members of the same club, the Euphonious Commerce Society.”

“I am Lady Allen-Hill now,” she said. “But yes, Rupert Courtnay is my father.”

“I remember meeting you once, at a holiday party, I believe. But you don’t remember me.” He injected a question into his words.

She wondered how she could possibly have forgotten someone so handsome. Perhaps if she’d met him when she was newly engaged, two years earlier? No, she still would have noticed him.

But what did it say that he knew her father? If he was a member of the club, he’d likely be a businessman, not a servant. Someone like her father.

“I am sorry I do not recall being introduced.”

“Perhaps we were not,” he admitted with a sly grin. “But I saw you. I remember the curls in your hair and those lovely gray eyes.”

He probably remembered what he wasn’t saying. Her rotund figure. In fact, she was surprised he even recognized her, but maybe the coachman had told him who was inside. “Do you live in the area, Mr.–”

“Noble. Lewis Noble, Lady Allen-Hill. I live in Battersea, but I’ve been staying at Hatbrook Farm to work on this vehicle, and then I’m off to Pevensey-Sur-Mer Fort for the holidays.”

“Oh,” she breathed. “You are Lewis Noble. The bird maker.”

AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Heather Hiestand was born in Illinois, but her family migrated west before she started school. Since then she has claimed Washington State as home, except for a few years in California. She wrote her first story at age seven and went on to major in creative writing at the University of Washington. Her first published fiction was a mystery short story, but since then it has been all about the many flavors of romance. Heather’s first published romance short story was set in the Victorian period, and she continues to return, fascinated by the rapid changes of the nineteenth century. The author of many novels, novellas, and short stories, she has achieved best-seller status at Amazon and Barnes and Noble. With her husband and son, she makes her home in a small town and supposedly works out of her tiny office, though she mostly writes in her easy chair in the living room.

For more information, visit Heather’s website at http://www.heatherhiestand.com. Heather loves to hear from readers! Her email is heather@heatherhiestand.com.

Social media:

Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/pages/Heather-HiestandAnh-Leod/24271017921?ref=br_tf

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Christmas Delights buy links:

Amazon – http://www.amazon.com/Christmas-Delights-Redcakes-Heather-Hiestand-ebook/dp/B00KM9O6QI

B&N – http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/christmas-delights-heather-hiestand/1119633674?ean=9781601832580

iTunes – https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/christmas-delights/id883289425?mt=11

Publisher – http://www.kensingtonbooks.com/book.aspx/30340

GIVEAWAY

To be entered into Heather’s drawing for the $25 AMAZON or BN gift card, follow this link to rafflecopter: a Rafflecopter giveaway

And be sure you follow Debbie’s book tour and leave comments at each stop. The more you comment, the better your chances of winning. The list of tour dates can be found on the Goddess Fish website at: http://goddessfishpromotions.blogspot.com/2014/09/excerpt-tour-christmas-delights-by.html

New Release: The Accidental Countess by Valerie Bowman

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Valerie Bowman has teamed up with Goddess Fish Promotions to celebrate the release of her book, The Accidental Countess. As part of her book tour, Valerie will be awarding a print copy of The Accidental Countess and fun swag (US ONLY), or a digital copy of the book for a international winner, to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter. See the bottom of this post for more information.

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For seven long years, Lady Cassandra Monroe has waited for the man of her dreams to return from the war. Unfortunately, he happens to be engaged to her flighty cousin. What Cass wouldn’t give to take her cousin’s place! When he mistakes Cass for Patience Bunbury, a fictitious friend her cousin has invented to escape social obligations…even with her future husband, Cass thinks this is her chance.

LEAD TO TRUE AND LASTING LOVE?

After defeating Napoleon at Waterloo, Captain Julian Swift is not quite ready to settle down and enter into his unwanted arranged marriage—especially when the real object of his affection turns out to be a beguiling beauty he meets at a party. Patience Bunbury is witty, independent, passionate…and, unbeknownst to him, the cousin of his current fiancée. When the truth about Cass comes out—and Julian  discovers that their courtship is anything but accidental—will he surrender his heart to a woman who really is too good to be true?

Excerpt:

Julian pulled on his gloves. “I know I’m going to regret asking this, but why did Mother give you five pounds?”

“Because I won the bet, silly,” his sister, Daphne, said.

He arched a brow. “Bet?”

“I bet Mama that when you came home you would end things with Penelope immediately. Mama said you’d be planning a spring wedding.”

His brow remained arched. “Mother had that much faith in me, did she?”

“It’s not that she wanted you to marry Penelope. I don’t think she did, really. Though she hasn’t said. It’s just that she was convinced you would do it.”

“I see. And you didn’t believe I’d remain so steadfast?”

Daphne shook her head. Her blond curls bobbed against her cheeks. “Absolutely not.”

“What made you so certain?”

“Because I’ve been around to see her cousin Cassandra grow up, dear brother.” She gave him a sidewise catlike smile. “You’ve seen Cassandra since you’ve been back, have you not?”

“Yes. I’ve seen her,” he growled.

“Perhaps at the house party?”

Julian’s gaze snapped to his sister’s face. “How did you—?”

“You mentioned Lady Worthing’s eyes, which led me to believe that Lady Worthing is in fact the Duchess of Claringdon, which then led me to believe that Miss Bunbury might well have been Lady Cassandra. Am I right?”

Julian clenched his jaw. “It seems the entire house party was an elaborate ruse to fool me.”

“I knew it! I begged Penelope to take me with her when she stopped by to visit before she left for Surrey.”

“You knew about this mad ploy and you didn’t think it absurd?”

“Oh, it’s absurd to be sure. Though I think you’d have to know the Duchess of Claringdon to truly understand. She’s a bit . . . unpredictable.”

“And you didn’t see fit to mention to Penelope that her cousin and friend were playacting in the country?”

Daphne plunked her hands on her hips. “And spoil the fun? I wouldn’t think of it.”

“You’re mad, too,” Julian declared, shaking his head.

“My point is that you have, in fact, seen Lady Cassandra.”

“Yes.”

“So I needn’t explain my reasoning for why I bet Mother that you’d break things off with Penelope.” Daphne smiled at him sweetly. “And I thank Lady Cassandra kindly for my five pounds.”

Julian shook his head. Yes, Daphne was no longer a cute little girl with a penchant for asking too many questions. She’d grown up to be an astute young woman who was much more thoughtful than she first appeared. Thankfully, Julian was spared more inquiry from his talkative sister when their coach pulled to a stop in front of the Hillboroughs’ town house. Julian alighted first and then turned to help Daphne from the coach.

As soon as Daphne’s slippered feet touched the ground, the siblings turned toward the front door.

Directly into the path of . . . Lady Moreland, Garrett Upton, and Cassandra Monroe.

Julian gritted his teeth. He glanced away but not before he caught a glimpse of her. Cassandra looked like a dream in a violet-colored gown, diamonds sparkling at her throat.

“Now this is going to be an interesting evening,” Daphne said, with a wide grin on her impish little face. “An interesting evening, indeed.”

AUTHOR Bio and Links:

VALERIE BOWMAN is an award-winning author who writes Regency-set historical romance novels (a.k.a. Racy Regency Romps) with a focus on sharp dialogue, engaging story lines, and heroines who take matters into their own hands!

Valerie’s first Regency series from St. Martin’s Press has garnered acclaim including a nomination for Best First Historical from RT Book Reviews, a BookList starred review, and a Publishers Weekly starred review. She is also a 2014 Kirkus Prize nominee for fiction. Her work has been called “Too delightful to miss” by New York Times bestselling author Lisa Kleypas and “Everything a romance should be” by New York Times bestselling author Sarah MacLean.

Valerie grew up in Illinois with six sisters (she’s number seven) and a huge supply of historical romance novels. After a cold and snowy stint earning a degree in English with a minor in history at Smith College, she moved to Florida the first chance she got. Valerie now lives in Jacksonville with her family including her rascally rescue dog, Roo. When she’s not writing, she keeps busy reading, traveling, or vacillating between watching crazy reality TV and PBS.

You can find Valerie on the web at http://www.ValerieBowmanBooks.com and on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ValerieBowmanAuthor and Twitter:  https://twitter.com/ValerieGBowman

Amazon:http://www.amazon.com/The-Accidental-Countess-Valerie-Bowman/dp/1250042089/ref=tmm_mmp_title_0?ie=UTF8&qid=1396293856&sr=1-4

Barnes & Noble:http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-accidental-countess-valerie-bowman/1118173945?ean=9781250042088

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Powell’s:http://www.powells.com/biblio/62-9781250042088-0

GIVEAWAY

Valerie will be giving will be giving away a print copy of The Accidental Countess and fun swag (US ONLY), or a digital copy of the book for a international winner, to a randomly drawn winner during the tour. To be entered in the drawings, follow this link to Rafflecopter: a Rafflecopter giveaway

Be sure you follow Valerie’s book tour and leave comments at each stop. The more you comment, the better your chances of winning. The complete list of tour dates can be found on the Goddess Fish website:  

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New Release: The Bannockburn Spell by Nancy Adams

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Nancy Adams has teamed up with Goddess Fish Promotions to celebrate the release of her book, The Bannockburn Spell. As part of her book tour, Nancy will be awarding $10 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC plus an ecopy of The Bannockburn Spell to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter. See the bottom of this post for more information.

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With the help of a bet, an eight-hundred-year-old marriage contract, and a spell, ex-SBS soldier Will might just have enough in his arsenal to capture Meghan’s heart.

Since arriving in Little Glen, Scotland, Meghan Kennedy’s life has got decidedly more interesting. She enters into a bet with hunky ex-SBS soldier, William MacKenzie, discovers an ancient marriage contract and to top it all off, she learns that she had a spell cast on her…eight hundred years before she was even born. None of it matters, because she refuses to make the same mistake twice. Will’s hard body and sexy grin don’t matter, his beautiful hypnotic eyes don’t matter, and it doesn’t matter that every time they kiss her body calls out for his, as though denied of his touch for hundreds of years.

Ex-SBS soldier William MacKenzie is disciplined, trained to be an efficient soldier and he takes the same approach with his life as he does his business. Then Meghan arrives, with her fiery temper and hair to match, all he can think about is Meghan. Her feisty temper bemuses him, her beauty astounds him and her stubbornness annoys the hell out of him. Lucky for him, he doesn’t know how to quit, he can be just as stubborn and occasionally ruthless, and he will use any means necessary to get her. Of course the ‘means’ at his disposal just happen to be a bet, a marriage contract and an ancient spell, but if in the end Meghan belongs to him, who is he to argue?

EXCLUSIVE EXCERPT:

Meghan was alluring during the day, but when she was lying in her bed she was even more so. The book Will had brought with him was supposed to be a distraction.

Unfortunately, all good intentions were thrown out of the window when she started to turn in her sleep. First, a long bare leg draped across the top of the blankets. He stared at the silky limb for a long time before he forced himself back to the book he was holding.

Turning a second time caused the blanket to lower, revealing full breasts straining against her shirt. What broke his restraint was when she lifted her arms over her head and the movement pulled her T-shirt up, exposing the flat smooth plain of her stomach.

So much for reading. He tossed the book to the floor and placed his head in his hands.

Instantly, images of her ran through his head like an erotic film. His mouth pulling on those lush breasts, kissing the quivering skin of her stomach, caressing her bare legs, cupping her slick heat.

Jerking up, he paced around the room, and automatically searched for her form lying beneath the covers. He ran a hand over his face. He wasn’t dense. He knew when he was fighting a losing battle. Out of sheer desperation, he began reasoning with himself. She was in such a deep sleep that she probably wouldn’t notice if he joined her.

No! He couldn’t do that. It wasn’t right. He should leave, it would be better for both of them that way. A dark thought caused him to frown. What if she had another attack and he couldn’t hear her? Every muscle in his body clenched tight at the idea.

He paused. It was a familiar tightness that he had experienced once before, and he knew with his entire being that it was Meghan he had walked away from. A memory whirled into focus before him—Meghan, with tears trailing down her cheeks, her hands shaking as she waved one final time. That sad look on her face had nearly killed him. He blinked and the memory he never knew he had vanished. He studied the beauty lying on the bed. No! He couldn’t leave her, wouldn’t leave her. His mind was made up.

He sighed again. “Shit!” He mumbled softly as he approached her still form. I won’t even touch her, he promised. Just…stretch out beside her.

That promise was broken the very second he joined her.

AUTHOR Bio and Links:

I am a full-blooded Canadian, right down to the maple syrup running through my veins. I enjoy watching hockey, but despise skating…and the cold. I enjoy a good helping of Tourtiere with a side of Poutine as must as the next person, yet I am only bilingual when it comes to swear words.  I am proud to say I survived my token shot of Newfie Screech, although I did refuse to kiss the Cod – that is never going to happen – and I openly admit, that I fell in love with the Rocky Mountains the first time I saw them.

I have many occupations written down in my passport, mom, wife, author…zookeeper! However, I have to say that writing is by far the easiest part of my day.

I have three small -but legal- addictions: bed lines, lavender, and books. All of which, are replenished on a regular basis.  Reading into the wee hours of the morning, is one of many bad habits, next to spontaneously rearranging furniture and randomly painting rooms in my house.

Author Contact links

Website:   http://fancynancyadams.wix.com/erotic-nancy-adams#

Blog:   http://fancynancyadams.blogspot.ca/

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GIVEAWAY

Nancy will be awarding $10 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC plus an ecopy of The Bannockburn Spell to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour. To enter Nancy’s drawing, follow this link to her Rafflecopter: a Rafflecopter giveaway

Encourage your readers to follow the tour and comment; the more they comment, the better their chances of winning. The tour dates can be found here:  http://goddessfishpromotions.blogspot.com/2014/10/excerpt-tour-bannockburn-spell-by-nancy.html