New Release: Secrets of a Heart by Samantha Garman

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Samantha Garman is working with Goddess Fish Promotions to spread the word about her new book, Secrets of the Heart. As part of her book tour, Samantha will be giving away a $50 Amazon/BN.com gift card to one randomly chosen winner via Rafflecopter. See the bottom of this post for the link to enter.

MEDIA KIT Book coverBlurb:

London, 1815. At the age of nineteen, Blaine Whitmore loses everything dear to him in a brutal assault on his family line. Left with nothing, he finds himself aboard a merchant ship sailing far from home. Years pass as a boy becomes a man, and yet no amount of time or distance will help Blaine forget all that he has lost. After ten years sailing the high seas, he is finally ready to restore the Whitmore name.

Felicity Canton is as lovely as she is penniless, and has been left to care for her three sisters while attempting to maintain a crumbling estate. With no hope for escape from her predicament, she is resigned to a peasant’s fate. She never anticipates attracting the attention of her wealthy and mysterious new neighbor, nor does she expect him to be her savior.

As Blaine searches for truth and doles out vengeance, he becomes increasingly captivated and distracted by Felicity’s beauty and inner strength. Does he dare confide in her the secrets of his heart? Will his future be as bleak as his past, or will he finally have a chance at happiness?

Excerpt:

The sound of a snapping twig turned her attention, and the object of her thoughts stood a few feet from her, leaning against a huge tree with gnarled roots as if he had all the time in the world.

“I thought I managed to escape without anyone seeing me,” she said in lieu of formal greeting.

“I saw you leave just as my carriage was pulling into your driveway,” he explained. “Why are you here alone?”

“Mr. Fletcher is giving a grand tour of our home to strangers, in hopes that they buy it.” Her tone was acerbic.

His gaze softened, but she thrust out her chin, daring him to offer her sympathy. She changed the subject, unable to dwell on the idea that her childhood home, one that had been in the family for generations, would be sold. “To what do I owe the pleasure of your company?”

“So proper?” Gray asked, moving away from the tree and coming toward her.

“I feel out of sorts today.”

Gray reached out to touch her cheek. “I came to hand deliver an invitation to the masquerade.”

“Oh.” Her brown eyes dropped to his lips. Moving closer, he wrapped his arms around her. “Is this your way of trying to distract me from my woes?” she asked with a smile.

“Is it working?”

“Too soon to tell,” she replied wickedly.

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A quick interview with Samantha:

What is the sweetest thing someone has done for you?
My husband bought me a new computer battery. It sounds unromantic, but when you’re a writer and your computer can’t hold a charge, it’s the sweetest thing in the word.

What kind of music you like?
Jazz, Blue Grass, Celtic, Classic Rock. Ahem, Broadway Showtunes…

Do you like to dance?
Not seriously. I have a move called the Lazy Octopus. It gets the job done.

Can you describe your dream home?
Close to water, a skylight over the bed, the library from Beauty and the Beast.

If you could be any character, from any literary work, who would you choose to be? Why?
Mac from the Fever Series. She kicks butt—emotionally as well as physically. She carries a spear. And she gets Barrons. Hottttt.

Author bio and Links:

Samantha Garman currently lives and writes in Brooklyn, NY. She loves Scotch, a great conversation with anyone willing to speak their mind and flannel pajamas. While yearning for a backyard and a dog, she’s decided to stay busy working on her next book, Dandelion Dreams.

Websites: @samgarman

For Facebook they can follow me personally (Samantha Garman Author) or visit my page here: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Samantha-Garman-Author/223423047668564?ref=hl

https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4859885.Samantha_Garman

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New Release: Luck of the Draw by Cheri Allan

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Cheri Allan has partnered with Goddess Fish Promotions to celebrate the release of her book, Luck of the Draw. As part of her book tour, Cheri will be awarding a $25 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during this tour and the Super Book Blast Tour, and a $15 Amazon or B&N gift card will be awarded to another randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during both tours. To enter follow the link at the bottom of this post.

Now a quick interview with Cheri:

Thanks for having me today! I’m so excited to be here to chat about my debut contemporary romance, LUCK OF THE DRAW, and my writing journey. Oy. It’s a lot like sharing childbirth stories, isn’t it? (Just so we can get this out of the way, both the writing journey and actual birthing experiences were long, traumatic (for my husband) and involved lots of wailing. But I digress…) I’m happy to answer your questions. So, ask away! What would you like to know?

Tell us about your journey to publication.

Let’s just say I took the scenic route, shall we? I first started pecking out the beginning chapters of a romance in my early twenties. Life and careers got in the way, and I didn’t pick up that manuscript again until my daughter was born. (She’s nearly twelve, mind you.) I wrote four novels and had enough requests from editors and agents to keep me hopeful, but as I wrote, the industry and my voice evolved, and the category lines I’d originally targeted didn’t feel like the right fit anymore. I kept writing, though, and have since found a superb critique partner and, with the encouragement of a truly wonderful writers group, made the decision to self-publish. I haven’t looked back. There are many roads to publication, but the goal of any writer is to get his or her work in the hands of readers, and I’m so happy to have achieved it with LUCK OF THE DRAW!

What is one unusual fact about yourself that we would never guess unless you told us?

I almost died. (I know! TMI! And we barely know each other. Well, it’s out there now…) Anyway, my son was two and a half; I was in a high-stress career, and I came down with a severe case of peritonitis and sepsis. The next thing you know I was in the hospital with an antibiotics IV and punching a morphine button like I was trying to get high score in Super Mario Bros. I know this is “heavy,” but the reality is having survived that passage in my life made me a stronger more grateful person determined to follow through on my dreams. Yes, my books are hopeful and happy, but they don’t entirely shy away from those darker periods in our lives that define and shape us. I’m living my happily ever after every day I write, but it wasn’t until I was walking out of that hospital, weak but alive, that I made the decision to pursue a career in romance. I choose to be a positive person, and I want to share that grateful optimism with my readers. Oh, and I wear bunny slippers. Because I like to look at my feet and giggle.

If you were going to cast someone in the role of your heroine, Kate, who would you pick and why?

I had to think about this one, because I’m not one of those writers who has a picture in my head of a specific model or celebrity when I write. My characters are much more about the internal person. This is why I tend to be very vague in my character descriptions. I want the reader to picture the characters for themselves. But, I would have to say, Jennifer Lawrence, because she’s this delightful combination of girl next door and Old Hollywood glamour. She has depth and “realness” to her, and I think she could portray the nuances of Kate’s character with the right balance of humor and raw emotion. Plus, she’s cute as a button.

What do you like best about your hero, Jim?

Besides his rockin’ hot body? LOL Okay, the thing I love about Jim is his easy-going nature. He’s not cocky or moody or, heaven forbid, manipulative. He’s simply the kind of man that makes a woman feel safe and protected even if she’s only just met him, and that’s exactly the kind of man Kate needs. Jim has a natural aura of quiet strength, honesty and approachability, and that’s very sexy in a guy.

What’s next for you?

I’ve fallen in love with Sugar Falls and my meddling, matchmaking grandmothers, so I’ll be continuing my Betting on Romance series with Book #2, STACKING THE DECK, coming this fall. Jim has a cousin, Carter, who makes a few appearances in LUCK OF THE DRAW and he’ll be finding his own happily ever after next. Some romances need to germinate for a while to blossom into love, and STACKING THE DECK shows how a single kiss over a decade ago draws Carter and Liz together again when they least expect it.
But that’s enough about me. I’d love to hear what your readers like in a hero! Are you Alpha Male gals; are you drawn to Sexy Nerds; or, do you have a different kind of man you swoon over? Do tell! (I’ll be taking notes for my next books!)

Blurb from Luck of the Draw:

Cover_Luck of the DrawIf only life had a refresh button…

Kate Mitchell never planned to be a 31 year-old widowed single mom, but when her soon-to-be-EX husband up and dies, her dreams of finishing college and starting over are thrown in the air like a game of 52 pick-up. When she’s given a leave of absence from work and told to “quit or recommit,” Kate retreats to idyllic Sugar Falls, New Hampshire, to figure out whether she can discover her passion and pay the bills. Cue the fresh air, summer sunshine and one sexy local contractor.

Tall, dark, and handy…

Volunteer fireman and all-around hunky guy in a toolbelt, Jim Pearson has sworn off complicated women with messy baggage. They cling to his nice-guy stability and skills with a power saw just long enough to straighten out their lives and move on… but then he meets the cute single mom staying at Grams’ lake house for the summer.

While a sizzling attraction draws them together, Jim’s distrust of complicated women and Kate’s incredibly complicated life threaten to pull them apart.  But forces beyond their control—match-making grandmothers, the lazy backdrop of summer, and their own reckoning with the past—conspire to make them risk it all… and bet on love.

Excerpt:

“But when I think about going back… to a job I know is safe and secure… I can’t breathe.” She felt her arms grow cold despite the sunshine. “It’s like my future is closing in and there’s no way out. And the more I think about it, the more I realize that going back would mean I’m giving up hoping for something better. And… and I can’t bring myself to give up on me quite yet.”

She stared at him in the silence that followed, her chest rising and falling, feeling brittle and defiant all at once.

But then he tugged her hand until she sat beside him on the porch steps. He blew out a breath. “No one’s asking you to give up on yourself.”

“You think I’m giving up,” she said. “But I’m not. I’m not throwing my hands up in despair. I’m not trying to quit. I’m trying to let go of the handlebars to see if I can do this without help.”

“I don’t understand what that—”

“I’m saying… I know you mean well, but you’ve got to let me figure this out on my own.”

After a long moment, he nodded. “Okay,” he said, and he turned, the corners of his eyes crinkling in that warm, lovely way that always turned Kate’s insides to jelly. “You may not believe it, but I do believe there’s something better waiting for you.”

“You’re talking to a practically unemployed widow,” she sighed. “It’d be hard not to go uphill from here.”

Author Bio and Links:

Cheri Allan lives in a charming fixer-upper in rural New Hampshire with her husband, two children, one dog, four cats and an excessive amount of optimism. She’s a firm believer in do-it-yourself, new beginnings and happily-ever-afters, so after years of wearing suits, she’s grateful to finally put her English degree to good use writing romance. When not writing, you might find her whizzing down the slopes of a nearby mountain or inadvertently killing perennials in her garden.

Cheri loves to hear from readers! E-mail her at cheri@cheriallan.com, friend her at facebook.com/cheriallanauthor, or visit her website and blog at http://www.cheriallan.com. Luck of the Draw, Book 1 in the ‘Betting on Romance’ series is available now through Amazon and Smashwords.

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New Release: The Honeymoon Prize by Melissa McClone

This post is part of a virtual book tour organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. Melissa will award a $25 Amazon GC to a randomly drawn winner via the rafflecopter at the end of this post during the tour. Click on the tour banner to see the other stops on the tour.

NOTE: This book is on sale for only $0.99 during the tour.  Why not grab yourself a copy today?

He needs a wife…

Single bodyguard Nick Calhoun has been given an ultimatum by his boss–find a wife or lose his cushy, high-paying job. Clients’ wives are hitting on him and putting Nick, and his boss, in hot water. But monogamy? He’s never been a white picket fence kind of guy, and he’s not about to embrace the happily married lifestyle now. He needs a wife who doesn’t care about his steamy, extra-curricular love life…and he knows just the woman to fit the bill.

She needs a home…

Adalaide Sinclair spent years caring for her ill grandmother. Upon Grammy’s death, she’s stunned to find herself evicted from the only home she’s ever known and labeled a thief by her inheritance-hungry family. Addie needs to find a place to live and a job–fast. So when her childhood friend, Nick, proposes a no-sex marriage of convenience, she puts her dreams of true love and happily-ever-after on hold. Finding Prince Charming can wait a little longer, right?

But will their friendship survive the honeymoon?

When Nick and Addie unexpectedly win a dream honeymoon, they decide to go their separate ways during the ten-day vacation. Too bad a camera crew is waiting for them at the tropical paradise. Acting like a head-over-heels bride and groom for reality TV wreaks havoc on their no-sex agreement…and blurs the line between fantasy and reality. Will Nick and Addie remain married in name only, or will a romantic honeymoon for show turn them into true newlyweds?

Enjoy an excerpt:

Time to focus on the present—a paradise full of beaches and sun and fruity drinks with
paper umbrellas. She could swim and sail and participate in the forty-seven other activities the resort offered or read one of the novels she’d brought.

“What are you thinking?” Nick asked.

“That I deserve this lovely island.” She raised her chin, buoyed by a resolve she hadn’t felt in . . . years. “I’m going to make the most of the next ten days. Let my hair down and dance in the sand. Who knows when I’ll get to do something like this again?”

Nick’s eyes darkened, turning serious. Something rare for him. He started to speak then
stopped himself.

“Your turn,” she said. “What are you thinking?”

“This is only our first vacation. You’re not going to have to wait another nine years for another one, okay?”

The raw emotion in his voice sounded nothing like the Nick she knew, but the determination behind each word warmed her heart. “Okay.”

The plane landed and motored across the water toward a long wooden dock that led to a pristine curved strip of white sand beach. Two paddleboards lay by the shore’s edge. Palm fronds blew in the wind.

Her breath caught in her throat. “It’s like a postcard.”

“Only better. This is real life. The island is ours for the next week and a half.” Nick motioned to the people on the dock. “Looks like we have a welcoming committee. Show off your pearly whites. I see cameras.”

 

With a degree in mechanical engineering from Stanford University, Melissa McClone worked for a major airline where she traveled the globe and met her husband. But analyzing jet engine performance couldn’t compete with her love of writing happily ever afters. Her first full-time writing endeavor was her first sale when she was pregnant with her first child! Since then, she has published over thirty romance novels with Harlequin and Tule Publishing Group. She’s also been nominated for Romance Writers of America’s RITA® award. When she isn’t writing, you can usually find her driving her minivan to/from her children’s swim practices and other activities. She also sends care packages to deployed service members and fosters cats through a local no-kill animal shelter. Melissa lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband, three school-aged children, two spoiled Norwegian Elkhounds and cats who think they rule the house. They do!

Website: http://www.melissamcclone.com

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

Twitter: @melissamcclone

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New Release: Bound by a Dragon By Linda K. Hopkins

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Linda Hopkins is working with Goddess Fish Promotions to celebrate the release of her book, Bound By A Dragon. As part of her tour, Linda will be giving away a $25 Amazon gift certificate via Rafflecopter. See the bottom of this post to enter her drawing.

Now a quick interview with Linda:

Tell us a little about your journey to publication.

When I first started writing Bound by a Dragon, it was not with an end goal of publishing a book, but rather for my own amusement as I wrote down the story that kept going around in my head. It was only when I realized that I had a full length novel in my hands that the idea of publishing occurred to me. After receiving wonderful feedback from friends, I decided that if I enjoyed my little story, maybe others would too! What came next were hundreds of hours of editing – the first few drafts were self-edited, and then I worked with Matt who helped polish the manuscript further. At that point I had already decided that I would indie-publish my book, in order to get it into the hands of readers sooner. After what felt like months of polishing, revising, editing and re-editing, I held the fruit of my labor in my hands, took a deep breath, and offered it to the world.

Who is your favorite author?

Right at the moment it is Diana Gabaldon – I am busy re-reading her Outlander books, and really enjoying them again.

How did you come up with the idea for Bound By A Dragon – or what inspired you to write it?

I love fantasy – the impossible becoming possible, where heroes are larger than life and the only limits are your imagination. I love the idea of a hero being something more than he appears, and the wonderful potential that offers to a story. The tiny seed that eventually became Bound by a Dragon was planted by a mind that refused to settle to work at hand – what if a dragon was really not the monster that so many stories depict him as, but was something quite different …

What do you like best about your heroine in Bound By A Dragon?

My story is set in the Middle Ages, and I have tried to portray Keira is a way that holds true to the cultural norms and expectations of women in those days. She is not a modern woman – she has been taught to be respectful, demure and obedient. But even so, she is a young woman of inner strength. She is not fearful, and is prepared to stand up for what she believes in right, even when it is difficult.

What’s next for you?

I have already started working on a Sequel to Bound by a Dragon, and also have a few short stories in mind that tie into the story. Make sure you sign up for updates on my website so that you don’t miss important release information.

Burb for Bound By A Dragon:

MEDIA KIT DragonHeart2-FJM_High_Res_1800x2700The dragon turned its head and seemed to look straight at Keira. Pulling her arm out of her sister’s, she drew herself upright and stared straight back, meeting the golden eye of the dragon before it turned its enormous body in a slow, fluid motion and lazily flew towards the mountains.

A dragon has moved into the neighborhood of Keira’s small, medieval village, unsettling the residents as they fear for their safety. All except Keira, who is fascinated by the creature, both dangerous and beautiful. But when Aaron Drake decides to take up residence in his ancestral home of Storbrook Castle, set deep in the nearby mountains, Keira finds herself unsettled by the handsome stranger. Why did he decide to move to Storbrook, almost eighty years after it was last inhabited, and does the dragon really live in the caves below the castle?

Excerpt:

Storbrook Castle! The name sent a shudder down Keira’s back. The castle was hidden deep in the mountains, a good thirty miles away; and although few in the village had ever seen the castle, there wasn’t a child in the village who hadn’t shivered in fear and delight at its purported horrors. It was rumored that the caves in the mountains below the castle had been the home of many maiden-devouring dragons in days gone by. Children and adults alike whispered about the dark corridors where abducted maidens, held against their will, were forced to do unspeakable things at the dragon’s bidding, and where other heinous dealings occurred, too dreadful to be repeated. It had been over eighty years since a dragon was last seen in the village, but that dragon had been slain by a valiant villager, striving to protect a damsel in distress. Unfortunately, as the story went, the damsel’s life had still been forfeited, and the dragon had destroyed half the village with fire before being killed; regardless, the villager was celebrated as a hero for keeping further maidens from being kidnapped by the dragon.

“Storbrook Castle!” repeated Keira, her voice dropping slightly. “They say the dragon lives in the caves below the castle.”

The stranger laughed lightly. “I hate to disappoint you, but I haven’t seen sign of a dragon anywhere near the castle, and no half-gnawed bones in the rooms, either. I have heard about this dragon, though!” The man glanced around before leaning towards Keira, lowering his voice. “How many beautiful damsels have been snatched up by this dreadful monster?”

“Now I must disappoint you,” responded Keira with a smile. “No damsels, beautiful or otherwise, have disappeared from our village or any of the other villages in the area. Our dreadful monster doesn’t seem to be that dreadful at all!”

“You don’t fear the beast?” he asked in surprise.

“No, why should I? It hasn’t done anything fearful!”

“But you must have heard terrible stories about the dragons that troubled this area in the past?”

“Yes, I have,” replied Keira, contemplatively, “and I always wondered how much of the story is true! For one thing, doesn’t it seem strange that after living near the village for so many years, it would suddenly one day, for no apparent reason, decide to kill a maid and burn down half the village? Besides,” she added, “I rather like our dragon!”

Author Bio and Links:

Linda K. Hopkins lives in Calgary, Canada, with her husband and two great kids. When she’s not writing, she’s usually reading (a great pastime when you are trapped in a snowbound landscape eight months of the year!), tinkering on the piano or just living life!

Website – www.lindakhopkins.com

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/pages/Linda-K-Hopkins/1425478964376327

Amazon – http://www.amazon.com/Bound-Dragon-Linda-Hopkins-ebook/dp/B00KF3TVLG/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1400520657&sr=1-1&keywords=bound+by+a+dragon

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New Box Set: Brought To His Knees

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The Alpha male. Strong. In control. Letting no one and nothing rule him…until he meets the one, and all bets are off. The world tilts, the bed rocks, and suddenly that tough guy finds himself Brought to His Knees—in more ways than one.

This collection of ten hot to erotic novellas and one short erotic novel will take you on journeys of lust, love, and adventure, leave you breathless and quite possibly in need of a cold shower.

Enter with anticipation. Finish satisfied…

 

Blurb for Tina Donahue’s Make Me Surrender (menage):

She has a proposition…to win their attention, passion, hearts.

For over a year, Mercy’s had her eye on Travis and Dutch, two of the hottest guys on the Oregon coast. Dark and dangerously virile, Travis owns a saloon that caters to bikers. Dutch looks like one, right down to his impressive tats, and operates a motorcycle repair shop on the premises.

When a position opens in the saloon’s kitchen, Mercy sees a way to be near these sinfully sexy men, wanting the job and lodging, her cabin snuggled between theirs.

Travis isn’t so sure about having Mercy nearby. She’s deliciously curvy, but too nice. He’s into temporary fun. To Dutch, forever is a dirty word.

Imagine their surprise when sweet little Mercy encourages wild nights of carnal pleasure with a dash of bondage and spanking…followed by friendship and tenderness.

Before she’s through, these tough guys will be the ones who’ve surrendered.

Make Me Surrender cover art for July Newsletter - 3Excerpt from  Make Me Surrender:

Shaking off her uncertainty, Mercy pulled a plate from beneath the counter. On it was her gift to Travis and Dutch. Treats she always offered them when they came here.

Travis reached the counter first, his long fingers wrapped around a bottle of Lipton’s Iced Tea and three packages of Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups.

Mercy’s mouth went dry. She imagined his hands on her, the pads of his thumbs dragging over her nipples, sending a thrum of delight through her body.

She managed a wobbly smile. He produced an interested grin, making a dimple in his beard-shadowed cheek. Her belly fluttered and her heart sank. His attention was on the plate she’d set out, not her.

“Hey,” she murmured, soft and warm.

His gaze flicked up. A flash of heat burned in his dreamy eyes before it faded beneath what appeared to be confusion. As though he hadn’t expected that sultry greeting to have come from her. “Hey.”

His voice was so fucking deep and rough, Mercy had difficulty breathing. Jill made a noise that sounded too turned on. Mercy kicked her friend’s running shoe; an order for her to beat it.

Jill pivoted and hurried off, her narrow shoulders drawn to her skinny body, her blonde ponytail bouncing over her thin neck.

“Want one?” Mercy breathed to Travis. She stroked the lip of the plate with the same care she would his balls and cock. If he’d only let her.

Travis studied her breasts as though he’d never noticed them before, which he hadn’t. Given the unusual summer heat, the air conditioning had kicked on, making it nicely chilly in here. The cold air had pebbled Mercy’s nipples against her stretchy cotton tee. When she’d seen him and Dutch pull up, she’d ditched her shapeless Fast Fill jacket.

Travis’s sexy smile said he appreciated her boobs.

Mercy pulled back her shoulders to give him an even better look at her chest.

Joining them, Dutch dropped packs of M&M’s and Lay’s potato chips on the counter. “What’s this?” He regarded the plate.

Travis dragged his attention back to the gourmet cupcakes. Mercy had baked them this morning, hoping he and Dutch would show up as they usually did on Sunday afternoons. Their only time off.

“Breakfast and dessert,” she cooed.

Travis lifted one dark eyebrow. Dutch had finally discovered her tight-as-hell nipples and remained riveted on them. “Huh?”

Mercy’s skin prickled with excitement and more than a little lust. “Technically, they’re bacon and banana cupcakes, with maple, peanut butter, and bacon topping.”

She ran her finger over the edge of one then offered a taste of the frosting to both men. Eager to know who’d lick her first. “Try it. It’s as good as the other stuff I’ve given you.”

They reached for her at the same time, their hands bumping each other. Dutch curled his fingers around her wrist. Before he could lift her hand, Travis drew Mercy’s finger between his lips.

She blinked wildly. Her pulse pounded out of control at the wet heat of his mouth and Dutch running his thumb over her wrist. Travis suckled gently, swirling his tongue around Mercy’s nail, driving her crazy with need.

“Hmm.” His prominent Adam’s apple bobbed with his swallow.

She fought an insane urge to lick it and his bristly throat.

“You should try this,” he said to Dutch.

“I was about to.” He twisted his mouth at her finger still damp from Travis’s awesome tongue. Dutch kept stroking her skin, until he seemed to realize what he was doing. After releasing her, he grabbed a cupcake and devoured half of it in one bite. Frosting clung to the corners of his mouth.

Mesmerized, Mercy watched him chew.

He swallowed. “Fuck—I mean, damn, this is good. Even better than the other ones you’ve made.”

Travis nodded as he gobbled his cupcake. Another strand of hair swayed forward, grazing his unshaven cheek.

Sex radiated from them, weakening every part of Mercy’s body, making her reckless and bold.

“I have a proposition,” she whispered.

Dutch’s chews slowed. Travis forced down a swallow and frowned. “What? Didn’t hear that.”

She spoke louder. “A proposition. I have one.”

Author Taglines For Novellas In Brought To His Knees 

Dark Wolf Enterprises by A.M. Griffin

Murder, mayhem and imprinting with a hot wolf shifter… And they say being an accountant is boring.

Building Bridges by Amy Ruttan

A vet tech and a lone wolf rancher ride out a sudden storm, but can they weather the emotions they stir up in each other…

Three Strikes by Anya Richards

Two lonely men. One secret affair. Irresistible passion that will push them both to the breaking point, and beyond.

A Cowboy’s Seduction by Cynthia D’Alba

One exhausted cowboy + One uptight accountant x A tropical resort = A hot seduction. But who is seducing whom?

Born to Sin by Danica Avet

A tomboy in love makes a desperate attempt to seduce her best friend and succeeds beyond her wildest dreams. But this Alpha male isn’t easily tamed and has secrets that could very well tear them apart.

The Sound of Your Name by Felice Fox

Their silent erotic encounters change his luck and awaken his soul, but secrets and cowboy superstitions can only keep them apart.

Beneath the Pages by Jennifer Kacey

One wicked night with her did nothing but whet his appetite. Now he’ll settle for nothing less than her complete submission.

Cruising for Love by Lynne Silver

A vacation cruise comes with surprises—like the BDSM theme and her high school love, the one man she can’t resist.

Whipped by Sabrina York

A scalding attraction. An irresistible passion. A pity she’s the one woman he can never have…

Chief Sin by Sayde Grace

A taste of Sin isn’t enough. Instead she wants all of him, including the heart she once broke.

Make Me Surrender by Tina Donahue

When it comes to two of the hottest guys in town, she has a proposition…to win their attention, passion, hearts.

 

Buy Links:

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Apples iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/brought-to-his-knees/id902008990?mt=11&ign-mpt=uo%3D4

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Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22796872-brought-to-his-knees

Kobo: http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/brought-to-his-knees

 

Tina Donahue’s Bio:

Tina Donahue is an award-winning, bestselling novelist in erotic, paranormal, contemporary and historical romance for Samhain Publishing, Ellora’s Cave, Siren Publishing, and Kensington. Booklist, Publisher’s Weekly, Romantic Times and numerous online sites have praised her work. Three of her erotic romances (Adored, Lush Velvet Nights, and Deep, Dark, Delicious) were named finalists in the 2011 EPIC competition. The French review site, Blue Moon reviews, chose her erotic romance Sensual Stranger as their Book of the Year 2010 (erotic category). The Golden Nib Award at Miz Love Loves Books was created specifically for Lush Velvet Nights, and two of her titles (The Yearning and Deep, Dark, Delicious) received an Award of Merit in the RWA Holt Medallion competition (2011 and 2012). Take Me Away and Adored both won second place in the NEC RWA contest (different years). Tina is featured in the 2012 Novel & Short Story Writer’s Market. She was the editor of an award–winning Midwestern newspaper and worked in Story Direction for a Hollywood production company.

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Triberr: http://triberr.com/tinadonahue

Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/authortina/my-books/

Amazon author page: https://www.amazon.com/author/tinadonahue

My page at TRR: http://erotic.theromancereviews.com/mypageprofile.php?location=tinadonahue

EC Author Page: https://www.ellorascave.com/index.php/authors/index/author/slug/tina-donahue/

Samhain Author Page: http://store.samhainpublishing.com/Tina-Donahue-pa-1630.html

 

New Release: Guarding Poppy by Christine Wenrick

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Christine Wenrick has teamed up with Goddess Fish to promote her new book, Guarding Poppy. As part of her book tour she will be giving away a $100 Amazon gift card to one randomly chosen grand prize winner. A runner up winner will receive autographed copies of Someone Else’s Skye and Guarding Poppy (US only).

Describe your writing space.

I have a special corner upstairs just off the main area that is about 9’ x 12’ with a single chair that faces a fireplace and view of Lake Union. It’s quiet, cozy and I absolutely love to write there.

What is your favorite indulgence? (i.e. spa treatment or food)

Can I say spa treatment with desert?! Preferably a coconut gelato. Yum!

I do love a good facial so it is probably my favorite single indulgence. Your skin feels so good and you smell so yummy afterwards that I am smiling for the rest of the day.

What inspired you to write Guarding Poppy?

Guarding Poppy is part of a five book series that is an offshoot of my first series The Charmed. I really wanted to write a story about a man who was grieving the loss of his best friend while love was trying to find its way through. Alec was the perfect character for this. He is a strong leader who feels a tremendous responsibility to those around him to remain strong even though he has not allowed himself to grieve since his friend’s death. It makes him sort of a cold character in the beginning of our story. I think in our society a lot of men feel this pressure to remain strong for others while grieving. That it is expected of them. I found it an interesting subject to write about.

Tell us about your heroine from Guarding Poppy.

Poppy is a bit quirky and definitely has some issues. She’s clumsy, afraid of flying, afraid of spiders and believes she has been cursed by a powerful warlock who she has been on the run from her entire life. Needless to say she has a lot to deal with and she never stays in one place for very long. But Alec is that one steady influence in her life that causes her to slow down long enough to realize she wants to stop running.

What’s next for you?

The third book in my Men of Brahm Hill series, Leaving Lily Behind, which will be out next April.

GuardingPoppy_ReFormat_02252014.inddBlurb:

ONE NIGHT . . . ONE VIOLENT, SUPERNATURAL BATTLE . . .

AND FIVE STORIES OF THE MEN WHOSE LIVES WILL BE CHANGED BY IT.

Alec Lambert was born to lead. He’s a ruling Elder of The Brethren, possessing steely confidence, natural smarts, and decisive problem solving abilities . . . and he’s not too bad on the eyes, either. Everything in his life has gone exactly according to plan—until the night of Brahm Hill. Alec loses his best friend at the hands of the uncle he trusted like a father, along with his previously unshakable faith to lead those with whom he’s charged. Despite this, he continues to press ahead, and for his next assignment he’s asked to protect a very beautiful but very clumsy Dhampir who’s being hunted by a powerful warlock. Suddenly, he finds his whole Brethren world is turned upside down . . . and he finds himself harboring a desire for her he can’t explain.

Poppy Honeywell knows she’s far from perfect. Bad things tend to happen when she’s around. She’s more than a little clumsy, with a phobia or two mixed in. Not to mention that her name is certainly unusual. But she doesn’t have time to worry about all that because she’s on the run and not about to back down from the arrogant Elder who’s just been assigned as her protector, claiming he has all the answers to her problems. The real problem, though, is . . . she’s irresistibly drawn to this man who faces constant danger and takes charge so naturally. But Poppy also sees that taking charge of others helps Alec mask his own very deep pain.

WILL ALEC FIND HIS WAY OUT OF THE DARKNESS AND SURRENDER TO HIS FEELINGS FOR POPPY BEFORE THE WARLOCK CHASING HER CATCHES UP TO THEM BOTH?

Enjoy this Excerpt:

Sovereign Elder Joseph Davin stepped forward to embrace Poppy. “You’re not safe here, little flower.” Now Alec really felt like he was intruding on a private conversation. “I must protect you the best way I know how. I promised your mother.” He then motioned back to Alec. “I trust Alec. He’s a former Guardian—and a very good one. You yourself said that you can feel Irina getting closer. Let Alec take you someplace where he can protect you and you can know what it feels like to be safe. In the meantime, I will find a way to deal with Irina.”

Poppy dropped her head quietly, and for a moment it seemed she wasn’t going to answer him. “I feel safer here with you than I will with a stranger.”

“He’s right,” Alec finally said as he came slowly to his feet, realizing he needed to do something to gain this woman’s trust—though he could hardly blame her for being guarded after spending a lifetime on the run. “I may be a stranger to you, but I can protect you. And more importantly, I can give you all the tools at my disposal so you can protect yourself. If you have a sense for recognizing the warlock who’s threatening you, your Dhampir instincts are telling you that you’re in danger. You need to start trusting those instincts.”

Those huge gold eyes of hers locked on him fully with a look of utter determination as she walked right up to him—thankfully, straight this time. He had to admit, he flinched just a bit with the possibility she might trip again. “I don’t want any part of witchcraft, Dhampirs or vampires. That’s not who I am.”

“Yes, it is,” he challenged her without hesitation. “That’s exactly who you are.”

Her eyes narrowed as if she were preparing to blast him with a thousand different reasons why that was not true, but instead she replied, “I will agree to go with you on two conditions.” Alec simply crossed his arms in front of his chest. What was it about women and their conditions? Why couldn’t they just agree? “One, you’ll agree to never disagree with me again.” Alec’s brows arched high at that rather impossible request. “And two, I will only go with you if it doesn’t require us crossing an ocean in an air-”

Poppy’s words were cut off by her small squeal when Alec caught sight of Joseph sticking a needle into her arm. Her eyes widened in shock and she tried to turn to Joseph, but her limbs gave out from under her almost immediately. Alec reached out and caught Poppy when she would have otherwise collapsed to the floor. “What in the world did you do that for?”

“No worries,” Joseph assured him. “It’s just a little something to help her relax for the trip.”

Alec blinked at him. “Relax? She doesn’t like flying?”

Joseph shook his head. “Terrified of it, actually. Unfortunately, Poppy lacks an appreciation for the severity of her current situation. We need to get her out of London tonight—hence, something to relax her. But once she’s someplace safe she’ll be no trouble at all.”

Alec’s gaze narrowed shrewdly. By what he had already witnessed in the few scant minutes he had been in this woman’s presence, she was the very definition of the term high maintenance.

So he doubted that very much.

Author Bio and Links:

Christine is a graduate of Washington State University where she received a BA in Interior Design. And true to form of using mostly her ‘right brain’, she splits her time between her commercial design career and her imaginary world of writing. She lives in the scenic Pacific Northwest where she enjoys hiking, camping and photographing many of the wonderful places that served as inspiration for her writing. Her biggest reward in life is any given day when one of her books connects with a reader because she herself is such a lover of reading. Some of her favorite authors include Lisa Kleypas, Julia Quinn, and Kimberly Derting.

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GIVAWAY

To enter Christine’s drawing, follow her 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 at the Goddess Fish website:
http://goddessfishpromotions.blogspot.com/2014/05/virtual-book-tour-guarding-poppy-by.html

Cover Reveal: Southern Roots by Julie Morgan

Cover reveal for Julie Morgan
Southern Roots

 

 

Synopsis:

Returning home never looked so good…
Home from college to help her mother on the family farm, Lexi Griffin expects things to be quiet and normal. She’s back in her hometown, and everything is the same as she left it, including the slowly mending broken heart given to her by her high school sweet heart, Blaine.

After years away, Robert Shaw has returned to his hometown for his father’s wedding, looking forward to reconnect with old friends, but he has no clue what’s in store for him when he sees Lexi again. Sparks fly between the two, and Lexi is a bit reluctant to start anything with Robert, especially when past wounds haven’t healed the way they should have. Robert is determined to have her, against all odds and good sense. A girl like her came around once in a lifetime, and he never forgot her.

And then Blaine comes back to town, intent on rekindling what he had with Lexi, even though his past cheating and drug use has slightly soured him in her eyes. She still loves him, but can she forgive him?

As Lexi takes a leap of faith, she suddenly faces the ultimate betrayal from one she trusted. Will she realize the truth in time or will corruption ruin the best thing that has just walked out of her life?



So? What do you think? Do you like it? Personally, I LOVE it! Southern Roots is the story of Robert (aka: Bobby Ray) returning home, his getting (intimately) reacquainted with Lexi and the run in they both experience with Blaine, Abby and a world of disaster. Southern Roots is a contemporary romance set in modern times. It’s fast paced, exciting and balls out fun as hell of a read! Remember what it felt like to fall in love with your One? Take that ride along with Bobby Ray and Lexi as they experience what love is like after a HUGE heartbreak. 




About the author
 
Julie Morgan
 



Originally from Burleson, Texas Julie always had a love of books, especially paranormal stories. Julie finally took the leap and began writing with encouragement from her family. 

Having worked in IT her entire career, Julie now spends her free time writing. Living in Central Florida with her husband and daughter, her favorite pastime is reading children’s stories to her daughter, especially those around animals.



Julie is also the author for Chronicles of the Fallen series. Check out her other stories on Amazon and Good Reads on the links below!

Connect with Julie Morgan:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/juliemorganbook
Twitter: https://twitter.com/JulieMorganBook
Blog: http://juliemorganbooks.com/
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/author/juliemorgan
Good Reads: https://www.goodreads.com/juliemorganbooks