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Saturday, December 17, 2016

Book Fun Friday Welcomes Brenda Sparks



After you're done with your last minute Christmas Shopping, take a breather and welcome our return guest  Brenda Sparks to Book Fun Friday.
 

Check out her teaser for her newest book in the Alpha Council Chronicles series:



Author Bio:
Born in Virginia, Brenda Sparks now resides in the Sunshine State.  Balancing her professional commitment to the local school district with her writing is challenging at times, but writing suspenseful paranormal romances is a passion that won’t be denied. Her idea of a perfect day is one spent in front of a computer with a hot cup of coffee, her fingers flying over the keys to send her characters off on their latest adventure.  Brenda loves to connect with readers.  Please visit her online or stop by her website to say hi:
 www.brenda-sparks.com


          
Book Feature: Alpha Lover (Book 3 in the Alpha Council Chronicles series)Genre: Paranormal Romance

Book Blurb:
Starved for blood, vampire, Nicholai Peterhof is greatly relieved when two tourists decide to grace his restaurant, but one sip from the pretty brunette and his world is forever turned upside down. Juliette Staint-John is everything he could have asked for in a heartmate; pretty, smart, built with curves in all
the right places…and totally unavailable.

Juliette doesn’t want anything to do with the handsome, young-looking Nicholai. As if their differences aren’t enough, the acute grief over the loss of loved ones keeps her heart guarded. He may be her fantasy, but that’s all he can ever be.

To get past Juliette’s defenses and in order to keep her safe, Nicholai must prove himself worthy of her love and trust. Unbeknownst to the couple, her personal demons are not the only ones threatening their relationship. Hiding virtually unseen by the vampires, Demon Royalty plots to destroy not only the couple but the entire vampire breed. Luckily, Nicholai will do anything for Juliette—even if it means sacrificing himself.



Author Links:
Facebook Fan Page: http://www.facebook.com/forBrendaSparks
Twitter : @brenda_sparks https://twitter.com/brenda_sparks

Add Brenda's book to as another stocking stuffer! :)

Buy Links:

Amazon buy link: http://mybook.to/AlphaLover

Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/alpha-lover-brenda-sparks/1124934443?ean=2940156932726

iTunes: https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/book/alpha-lover/id1173716918?mt=11



Excerpt:
Julie’s gaze swept the landscape. The moon’s rays glittered on the snowy bows. The birch trees stood with their trunks painted white to match their limbs. Thick pine branches held fast under the weight of the new fallen snow, making them appear as if they wore white blankets made of virginal cotton about each limb. Sparkling mounds cluttered the ground between the trees, hiding the forest’s treasures beneath.
Save the sound of the hooves pounding on the ground, they journeyed through the silent night to a clearing in the trees. Nicholai clicked to his stallion, and with a flick of the reins, the steed increased into a rolling canter up a steep incline. Julie’s thighs pushed against the sides of the horse as she tried to match the new rhythm.
Nicholai’s breath warmed her ear when he spoke. “Not too much further. It’s right up ahead.”
“What’s up ahead?” Just as the words left Julie’s mouth, they crested over the ridge.
The frozen valley below took her breath away. A glaciate waterfall stood still as a statue against the rocky terrain. The cascading water, stopped as if by magic, reflected the moon’s soft rays and cast tiny prisms on the snow below.
Julie’s breath hitched in her throat. She took in the serene beauty of the land as they cruised at a slow trot. Debris rolled under Kedar’s hoofs. It created a hollow rattle in the night, barely audible to Juliette.
When they reached the valley, Nicholai pulled up the stallion and handed the reins to Julie. She patted the horse’s steaming neck as her lover dismounted with a fluid grace. He turned, grabbed Kedar’s reins, then reached up for Julie. Her thick coat seemed to melt as his strong hands clasped around her waist. She put her hands on his shoulders, and the bulge of muscle under his coat played under her fingers when he helped her down. A thrill went through her body.
Her breath frosted the air in a white plume. The lovers held each other, his hands about her waist, hers resting on his shoulders. Quiet as the moon above, they stared deeply into each other’s eyes. Nicholai captured her lips in a gentle caress that welcomed her to this special place.

Question for YOU Reader:

 Nicholai takes Julie on a horse-drawn sleigh ride to a frozen pond where Julie becomes impressed with Nicholia's grace and strength while they ice skate. This happens to be a winter fantasy of mine. What is yours? Leave a comment and share your favorite winter activity or fantasy.

Make a Comment And Take a Chance at Winning Brenda's gift giveaway:





 

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Ho Ho HO Book Fun Fridays welcomes Jennifer Faye



Personal Note:


My book Having Fun with Mr. Wrong is OUT, available, on AMAZON, can’t believe it after close to eight years of writing and re-writing. If you liked Sex and the City, fan of chick lit, reality TV or anything related to relationship drama you’re gona love this one. Just click on the book picture at right

Last installment of Book Fun Friday :


Welcome to Book Fun Friday’s Last installment for Christmas. Ok maybe not the last….if you’re anything like me you don’t want it to end and cling on to the Season through January (including keeping the tree up). Anywho, when you take a breather from that last-minute Christmas shopping etc. check out Jennifer Faye’s Christmas treat, a Harlequin Romance!




Author Bio:

Award-winning author, Jennifer Faye pens fun, heartwarming romances. Jennifer
has won the RT Book Reviews Reviewers' Choice Award and been nominated for numerous awards. Now living her dream, she resides with her patient husband, amazing daughter (the other remarkable daughter is off chasing her own dreams) and two spoiled cats. 

Book Title:

The Prince’s Christmas Vow (Twin Princes of Mirraccino, book 2), contemporary romance

NOTE: It can be read as a standalone. It comes with its own HEA.

Log Line:

Secretly married…to a prince!

Book Tag Line:


Zoe Sarris hasn’t seen Crown Prince Demetrius Castanavo since she walked away after their secret elopement. So she’s shocked when he requests her interior design services. Especially when Demetrius reveals he wants his princess back—in time for Christmas!

Book Blurb:

Secretly married…to a prince! 
Zoe Sarris hasn't seen Crown Prince Demetrius Castanavo since their secret elopement. So she's shocked when he requests her interior design services. She's only just pieced her broken heart back together, and seeing Demetrius—as gorgeous and guarded as ever—threatens to shatter it all over again… 
However, the shocking news that they are actually still married changes everything. Especially when Demetrius reveals he wants his princess back…preferably in time for Christmas!

Book Excerpt:

Demetrius crossed his muscular arms. “Perhaps hiring you was a mistake—”

“No—” She bit back her next words but it was too late. Demetrius’s brows lifted at her sudden outburst. “I mean, we have an agreement. Or at least I do with Mr. Belmonte.”

“Agreements are made to be broken.”

“But it’s in writing.”

“And you didn’t think that I would leave myself a loophole—a way out if the need arose?”

Who is this man? And what had happened to the laid-back Demetrius?

Her gut told her to get out now. That she was getting in far too deep with a man who still had a hold on her heart. But what kind of daughter would that make her? This was her chance to make the remainder of her mother’s life better.

And to complicate matters further, she had no job to return to. She’d already resigned from her position as interior designer for the island’s most prominent and discriminating furniture store. And most important, this job paid well—well enough to pay her mother’s bills.

Zoe was stuck.

“You still haven’t answered my question. Why did you hire me?” She watched him carefully, not sure what sort of reaction to expect.

“I wanted the best for this job. And you are the best on the island.”

Was he serious? He thought she was the best? A warmth swirled in her chest and rose to warm her cheeks. Their gazes connected and held. Her heart thudded harder, faster. She refused to acknowledge that his words meant anything to her. She was over him. Past him.

“So you just expect us to work together like… like nothing ever happened?”


Question for you Dear Reader:  If you were married to a prince, what would you get him for Christmas?

Author Links:

You buy THE PRINCE’S CHRISTMAS VOW at:

Amazon   |   Amazon - UK   |  Barnes & Noble   |  Harlequin  |  Kobo  |  iTunes

You can connect with Jennifer at:

Website | Facebook | Twitter | Google+ | Tsu | YouTube | Amazon 


Giveaway:
Yes, I can give away an autographed copy of the first book in the duet, A PRINCESS BY CHRISTMAS.

Author Blub:

A royal kiss under the mistletoe 
Prince Alexandro Castanovo arrives in snowy New York intent on protecting his royal family from scandal. And when Reese Harding—down-to-earth and heart-stoppingly beautiful—finds room for him at her inn, it seems like the perfect twist of fate. 
Not long ago Reese's world came crumbling down, shaking her foundations. But this enigmatic stranger intrigues her! She's learned to be wary of secrets…but when she discovers Alex's true identity, might there be enough magic in the air to make this regular American girl a princess by Christmas…?


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