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Friday, May 29, 2015

Book Fun Friday Welcomes Angela Hayes



Book Fun Friday Welcomes Angela Hayes

Bio & Author Links:

 A married mother of two, I split my time between bringing characters to life by computer, and yarn to life with needle and hook. You can find me at www.authorangelahayes.blogspot.com and follow me on Pinterest at www.pinterest.com/imahayes  and on Twitter at https://twitter.com/imahayes


Today’s Book Title:  Love's Battle, of the True Blue Trilogy.  SubGenre(s): Time Travel, Paranormal, Fantasy 
Imprint: Faery, Rating: Sensual (PG-PG13) 

Log Line:  “If love isn’t worth fighting for, what is?”

Book Blurb:
Love Howard has more than a knack for matchmaking. Born from a forbidden passion and a twelve-hundred-year-old promise, she and her sisters can literally see true love. And while Love has no problem bringing other couples together, her own romantic life could use a little help.

Danton DeAngelo has always been well grounded in reality. So it throws him for no small loop when the woman he’s fallen for believes that she’s been reincarnated eleven times and can actually see true love.

Now Danton is faced with the biggest decision of his life. Accept Love for who she really is, or walk away from her forever.

Book Excerpt:
                                  
            The hand Love pressed to her brow was visibly shaking. “There’s something I need to tell you. I just need you to keep an open mind.”
            “What is it? Are you sick?” Danton asked.
            “No, I’m not sick.” Her voice trembled on a forced laugh. “It’s something else. Something I‘ve been trying to prepare you for. This would be so much easier if you believed in magic. If you could believe that what I’m about to tell you is the honest truth.”
            Turning, Love opened the iron chest, the hinges groaning with the effort as specks of rust littered the floor. From its depths she pulled out a clear plastic bag that she held tight to her chest, eyes closed, before handing it to a confused Danton.
            “This is my tartan, my plaid. Before it faded and was dinner for the moths, it was once patterned in checks of green, gray, and brown. The purple and white stripes that ran through the hem identified the wearer as part of the royal family.” Love tapped the plastic, her finger pointing out where each color should be. “It was a gift from my father. The first and only time my sister’s and I met him, he was on his deathbed, we were eighteen. A week later our mother died in the same moment he drew his last breath.” Needing the extra air Love drew a breath of her own. “That day was the thirteenth of February, eight-hundred and fifty-eight AD. My father was Cinaed mac Alpin, crowned king of the Picts and Gaels. He was Scotland’s first king.”
            “Eight- hundred and fifty-eight?” That couldn’t be right, she was only twenty-five. “Don’t you mean Nineteen-eighty-seven?”
            “No. I was born for the first time in Scotland during the middle of the ninth century.”


Question for You Dear Reader: (Leave your answer in the comments below)
Love and her sisters have been reincarnated ten previous times. If you could live in any time period, which one would it be and why?

Author Links:
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Friday, May 22, 2015

Book Fun Friday Welcomes Judy Ann Davis




Hello Book Fun Friday Readers. It's my pleasure to introduce a historical romantic suspense author, Judy Ann Davis:

Judy says: A big hello to everyone! Currently, I’m in Florida with temperatures in the 90s. I’m also on a blog tour this week only. If you check out my blog and visit one of the sites today or tomorrow, you can have a chance to win a $25 Amazon Email Gift Card. http://www.judyanndavis.blogpost.com

Bio:
Judy Ann Davis began her career in writing as a copy and continuity writer for radio and television in Scranton, PA. Throughout her career, she has written for education and industry.

Over a dozen of her award-winning short stories have appeared in various literary and small magazines and were collected in an anthology, UP ON THE ROOF AND OTHER STORIES. To date, she has written two historical (western) romances, RED FOX WOMAN and UNDER STARRRY SKIES, and one contemporary novel, KEY TO LOVE.

When Judy Ann is not behind a computer, you can find her looking for anything humorous to make her laugh or swinging a golf club where the chuckles are few. She is a writer for The Wild Rose Press and is a member of Pennwriters and Romance Writers of America. She lives with her husband in Central Pennsylvania.

Book Title:   Under Starry Skies – Historical Romantic Suspense

Log Line: Can love survive under early Colorado Skies?

Book Tag:

Mix a rancher, a beautiful schoolmarm, and a wily Indian to get a rollicking tale as they team up to find the mystery behind the death of the town’s inn keeper.

Book Blurb:

Hired as the town’s school teacher, Maria O’Donnell and her sister Abigail arrive in the Colorado Territory in 1875, only to find the uncle they were to stay with has been murdered.

Rancher Tye Ashmore is content with life until he meets quiet and beautiful Maria. He falls in love at first sight, but her reluctance to jeopardize her teaching position by accepting his marriage proposal only makes him more determined to make her part of his life.

When their lives are threatened by gunshots and a gunnysack of dangerous wildlife, Tye believes he is the target of an unknown enemy. Not until Maria receives written threats urging her to leave does she realize she might be the target instead of the handsome rancher.

With the help of Tye, Abigail, and a wily Indian called Two Bears, Maria works to uncover her uncle’s killer and put aside her fears. But will she discover happiness and true love under Colorado’s starry skies?

Excerpt:
Two Bears grinned. “And a sorry hide yours is, Tye Ashmore. You are getting careless. You leave woman with hair the color of mink all alone. You lose horse, rifle, donuts, and water. And you do not take dog with you.”    
“If you keep insulting me, Two Bears, I’m going to take my rifle and wrap it around your greasy neck. Why didn’t you bring my horse?”    
“Why didn’t you?” Two Bears asked. His mouth was tight and grim. “If I had moved the horse, anyone watching would know to follow me back to you or your woman.”    
Tye nodded. “I figured the same. I decided we’d walk down to get it when it gets dark.”    
Maria rose and stepped between them. She was weary, and she wanted to get home, take a bath, and soak her skinned arm and injured knee. “Why can’t we just start now?”    
“Your woman is not happy.” Two Bears grunted. “An angry squaw can make sunny days seem like rainy ones.”    
Maria glared at him.    
“Maybe we’re both not happy since you’re eating our food,” Tye countered.
Two Bears thumped his chest and grinned. “I even ate the donuts you dropped on the trail. Before any varmints could get to them. Come, I know another path to your horse. By the time we arrive,it will be dark, and you can take your woman and go the rest of the way safely.”   
“I am not his woman,” Maria snapped. “I am not a piece of property. Stop saying that!”    
Two Bears jumped back, away from her. “If you say so.” He looked at Tye with wide eyes. “Hair like a mink. Temper like a badger.”


Question for YOU Dear Reader:
When choosing a book, what is most important to you—the cover, the first paragraph or the back blurb?
(Just leave a comment below with your answer!)

How to Contact Judy & Buy her books:
Website:     http://www.judyanndavis.com
Blog:           http://www.judyanndavis.blogspot.com
Twitter:       https://twitter.com/JudyAnnDavis4
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Friday, May 15, 2015

Book Fun Friday Welcomes Anna James

Welcome to Book Friday Friday! We have a special guest featuring her contemporary book called Keeping Her Guilty Secret part of her Forever Yours Trilogy.


Anna says: Hi Everyone,

Happy Spring! It’s been a tough winter, especially here in New England, but the warmer weather has finally arrived.


I’m excited to be here with Celia, her followers and invited guests to tell you about my current release KEEPING HER GUILTY SECRET – Book 1 Forever Yours Trilogy, and I hope to see all of you again in the fall when A LOVE WORTH SAVING - Book 2 in the trilogy is released.






Bio:

Anna James writes heartwarming contemporary stories with strong, confident heroes and heroines who conquer life’s trials and live happily ever after.  She is a member of RWA, CTRWA, CORW and RWA Contemporary Romance Writers.



Book Title: KEEPING HER GUILTY SECRET – Book 1 Forever Yours Trilogy (Contemporarty Romance with elements of suspense)


Log Line A secret she keep. A man she can’t resist.


Book Tag Line 

Nicole Bradford will have to trust Max Paradis with her guilty secret if she wants to win his love and get her ex, Carlo, out of her life for good. If she doesn’t Carlo could destroy everything that matters most to her.



Book Blurb

Passion ignites between Nicole Bradford and Max Paradis the moment they lay eyes on each other, but despite the sizzling attraction and Max’s to-die-for-kisses, Nicole is reluctant to get involved. She’s been burned by love before.

Carlo had been her ideal mate but the dream became a nightmare when his drug smuggling past was revealed.

Now all Nicole wants is to get on with her life and keep the secret she’s been hiding for the last six years.

Still, how can she resist the handsome and sexy Max when he’s everything she’s ever wanted in a man? And what will she do when Carlo returns and threatens to expose her ugly past?



Excerpt 


He came closer and the heady scent of his cologne invaded her senses, making her lightheaded. She sucked in a deep breath and tried to steady her pounding heart.

Yep, a whole lotta trouble, here.

A smart woman would walk away.

Nicole Bradford was a smart woman. Yes siree.

She didn’t move. Instead, she reached out and stroked his cheek. His soft skin made her fingertips tingle.

His lips parted.

Blood roared through her ears, drowning out reason. Want—no, need—raced through her. Rising up on her tiptoes, she brushed her lips over his.

Max pulled back and stared, probably as stunned by her action as she but before she had time to say anything, he crushed her against his strong, muscular body. His mouth moved over hers, devouring its softness.

Wave after wave of pleasure crashed over her. The rational part of her brain begged her to stop this madness. She’d only met the man moments ago. But, oh my, the taste of his mouth and the feel of his hands in her hair and his citrusy scent—

A sudden noise had her jerking away from him. Turning, she found Reed standing in the doorway.

Max uttered a soft curse.

Reed chuckled. “Well, it looks like you two have met so I’ll spare you the introduction.”

Question for you Dear Reader (answer in the comments)

Do you have a guilty secret you want to share? 

Contact Anna:

Contest:

Anyone who signs up for my news letter between today (5/15/15) and May 22, 2015 will be entered into a pool to win a free kindle copy of KEEPING HER GUILTY SECRET – Book 1 Forever Yours Trilogy. 1 winner drawn on 5/23/15.