Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Spotlight: The Heart of Christmas by Brenda Novak #Romance #Giveaway



Brenda will be awarding a $100 Amazon gift card to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour, and a $50 Amazon gift card to a randomly drawn host.

BLURB:

Just call her Christmas Eve…

Eve Harmon has always enjoyed Christmas, but this year it reminds her of everything she doesn’t have. Almost all her friends are married now, and that’s what Eve wants, too. Love. A husband and kids of her own. But the B-and-B she manages and even Whiskey Creek, the small Gold Country town where she was born and raised, suddenly seem…confining.

As Eve turns thirty-five, she’s worried that her future will simply be a reflection of her past. She’s dated all the eligible men in the area. There’s no one she could even imagine as a husband—until a handsome stranger comes to town. Eve’s definitely attracted to him, and he seems to have the same reaction to her. But his darkly mysterious past could ruin Eve’s happily ever after—just when it finally seems within reach. Just when she’s counting on the best Christmas of her life!


Excerpt:

She stopped trying to act as if discovering him in her bed was no big deal. “This whole situation embarrasses me,” she admitted. “I’ve never taken anyone home from a bar before and, unlike you, I won’t be leaving this town any time soon. That means I’ll have to face all the people who witnessed my licentious behavior.”

He raised one eyebrow. “Licentious?”

“Promiscuous, debauched. Whatever you want to call it. Waking up with a total stranger isn’t something that’s normal for me.”

He studied her, his gaze…thoughtful. “Last night you told me it was your birthday.”

“And?”

“Quit being so hard on yourself. From what I could gather, it was a rough one. And with the holidays coming up, and knowing you’re going to spend another year alone, you said it wasn’t likely to get any easier.”

Damn. She’d shared that? Hadn’t she revealed enough when she took off her clothes? “My birthday was fine. Spending another Christmas as a single woman is fine. Everything’s fine.” How could she complain when she’d always had it so good?

She could hear the scrape of his beard growth as he ran a hand over his chin. “What’s that saying about protesting too much?”

“I’m not protesting.”

“If you say so.”

Holding the sheet in place, she slid a few more inches away from him, but she couldn’t go far. She was about to fall out of bed. He wasn’t bulky, but he had wide shoulders and he didn’t seem to be concerned about giving her space. “If you know it was my birthday, you remember more than getting dropped off here,” she said.

“It’s coming back to me.”

Bits and pieces were coming back to her, too. How she’d noticed him watching her from where he sat alone at the bar. How she’d danced for him in such a seductive manner, reveling in the appreciation she kindled in his eyes. How he’d eventually gotten up and walked over to join her. How he’d danced with her, so cautiously and respectfully even though the sparks between them felt like they were about to burn the place down.

How she’d slipped through the crush of bodies on the dance floor to catch her breath outside and he’d followed….

There were still things she couldn’t recall, however, and his name was one of them. Had he ever told her what it was?

“Who are you?” she asked.

Without even a stretch or a concluding peck on the cheek, he climbed out of bed and started to dress.

At least she wouldn’t have to ask him to leave, she told herself. It looked as if he planned on walking into the sunset—or sunrise since it was early—as soon as possible. But this wasn’t New York or Los Angeles. He couldn’t just hail a taxi. She lived in the Sierra Nevada foothills of Northern California in one of the many mining towns along Highway 49 that had sprung up when gold was discovered a century and a half ago. It was a community that hadn’t changed as much as one might expect in such a modern, technologically advanced world. And if the lack of urban conveniences in Whiskey Creek wasn’t enough of an obstacle, she lived several miles outside town. There was very little traffic out here and no buses or other public transit.

He’d have a long hike if he intended to make his way back to Whiskey Creek without catching a ride from her.

Or maybe he planned to call someone. He had a cell phone and, for the most part, there was service.

“You won’t answer?” she asked.

“What difference does my name make?” he finally responded.




AUTHOR Bio and Links:
New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Author Brenda Novak is the author of more than fifty books. A four-time Rita nominee, she has won many awards, including the National Reader’s Choice, the Bookseller’s Best, the Book Buyer’s Best, the Daphne, and the Holt Medallion. She also runs an annual on-line auction for diabetes research every May at www.brendanovak.com (her youngest son has this disease). To date, she’s raised over $2 million. For more about Brenda, please visitwww.brendanovak.com.

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Saturday, 25 October 2014

Review: Storms in a Shot Glass by Zee Monodee #Romance

The Blurb
A little bump is about to make a lot of ripples...

The quiet, orderly life of personal assistant Jane Smithers takes a ninety-degree turn the day she finds out she accidentally got pregnant from a one-night stand. This is one complication she doesn't need, especially when one knows her world is peopled by lunatic Russian models, an immature boss posing as a CEO, and a mother who would make shark-infested waters look like a midsummer country pond.

The world of corporate lawyer and billionaire tycoon Michael Rinaldi is ruled by cold, hard logic, and straight-on facts. Until the day he meets Jane, and suddenly he has no idea why this insignificant-looking woman has the knack of plunging him head-first into the churning waters of tempestuous emotion and hot-headed impulse.

The last thing either needs is to get tangled in a tabloid frenzy.
Throw in a baby neither thought they wanted and add a dash of very gossipy scandal, and suddenly Jane and Michael realize that the world as they've known it so far will never be the same again.

But will they be able to live with this reality?

My Review
This is a romance with a wonderfully slow burn.  You know the kind where you get to know the characters and really like them. Where it looks like the couple will get together, and then something pulls them apart making the attraction between the hero and heroine even stronger.

I loved Jane. A strong woman who could handle her boss and her mother, and yet was vulnerable in one major area. Don’t get me started on Michael. Rich, powerful, and alpha to the max – there was no way I couldn’t like him, even when some of his actions were questionable.

A fantastic story.

I was given a copy of this book for an honest review but I would have bought it at Amazon.


I give Storms in a Shot Glass five out five maternity dress shaped chocolate bars.

Thursday, 23 October 2014

Color of Love Blog Hop Sign Up #Romance #MulticulturalRomance #InterracialRomance

Bloggers/Writers, you're invited to participate in the Color of Love Blog Hop which runs from December 4-8. This event is co-hosted by Love Bites and Silk,  Empi BaryehKiru Taye and Nana Prah.



Last year we gave away over $300 worth of prizes in gifts and ebooks. It was so appealing that I wanted to enter the draw, but my co-hosts told me no.

For this hop we're celebrating romance books featuring characters of color either in multicultural or interracial settings/relationships. We hope you'll join us and sign up on the linky list HERE.


Last year we gave away over $300 worth of prizes in Gift cards and eBooks.This year we are hoping to exceed that total. Would you like to donate to the Grand prize draw? You have the option of donating an eBook or donating towards the Gift Card total.

Each $5 donation will earn you an entry place in the rafflecopter (e.g. Like Facebook page or Follow @Twitter) The cover of the eBook donated will be featured on the Color of Love post page.


If you'd like to DONATE (not trying to be subliminal about that) to the blog hop, please do so by clicking the link below.




Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Cover Reveal: Kiss My Lips by Stella Eromonsere-Ajanaku

 Title: Kiss My Lips
(Holiday Series #2) Will one kiss seal their love?
Romance/Contemporary/Multicultural/Interracial

Release Date:  Wednesday 29th October 2014

Cover Artist:  Love Bites And Silk







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Blurb: 
Accepting Logan’s marriage proposal was the most exciting event of Lorna’s life. But deciding in what country to marry her fiancĂ© proved to be more than a tearful ordeal. When Lorna’s dad announced unexpected news, the wedding wheels spun in a different direction.

With other family members stirring conflict, would there be a wedding? Or would their shared kiss deepen their desire?


Teaser:

The memory of the possessive kiss that unlocked the key to her heart and cleared away the layers of ashes and soot still had the power to rock her body with burning intensity.
"Kiss My Lips, Logan," she moaned, her eyes shut.
The car stopped.
And the moist heat of his lips swept hers in waves of steamy hot kiss. When he released her swollen lips, she touched one trembling finger to her mouth as her eyes fluttered open.
"Come here," he told her, holding out his hand. They were parked in front of a pretty elegant restaurant.
"What are we doing here?" A bewildered expression lurked around her face. The kiss still had her in its strong grip. Her legs shook and she clutched to Logan's arm. He steadied her and nuzzled her neck with his day old cute beard.
"We're having a late lunch."
Her mouth formed into an "O".
"You haven't answered my question. Was it my kiss?" he prodded, his fingers caressed her waist.
"Yes," Lorna admitted. "I couldn't stop thinking about how sweet and warm your mouth felt, how my stomach contracted and how the heat exploded throughout my body."
His hold on her waist tightened. "Please don't stop talking. Tell me more," he said in a husky voice.
She swirled into his arms. "Not today. On our wedding night, I'll answer all your questions about how you make me feel."
Logan groaned as the automatic doors to the restaurant opened wide and they stepped into the carpeted dining area.

Online Links for Stella:

Website

http://www.flirtyandfeistyromancenovel.co.uk/
Blog http://flirtyandfeistyromance.blogspot.co.uk

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About the Author:

Stella’s a fun loving mother of two, married to her very own gorgeous alpha male who satisfies her romantic appetite.

Writing romance novels is now her full time passion. In 2010, Stella created Flirty & Feisty Romance Novels laced with the right cocktail of blazing passion, intrigue & toe-curling romance set in fascinating Africa, enticing Europe and America. There are seven contemporary romance novels in the basket; Loitering Shadows, Stormy Defense, Beyond the Lady, The Gardener’s Ice Maiden, Sparkling Dawn, Husband to Rent, Stolen Valentine Kiss (Holiday Series #1).

My first historical romance is on my writing desk at the moment. In my leisure, I go swimming, reads romance novels, go to the Cinema and watch TV.
Flirty & Feisty Romance 
Our promise...is to deliver an intensely emotional experience you'll never forget.


Giveaway:

Leave a comment. Every reader who leaves a comment on the blog gets one free eBook of Stolen Valentine Kiss (Holiday Series # 1).


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You get any other eBook from Flirty & Feisty Romance Novels.

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Cover Reveal: Wickedly They Dream by Cathrina Constantine #Paranormal #YA

When I saw this cover I squealed. It is so awesome. 

Title: Wickedly They Dream
Release Date: November 5, 2014
Genre: Paranormal Thriller/Fantasy

Blurb:

After Seeley is possessed by an evil wraith, Jordan must dig deeper into the Satanic realm. Against Markus’s direct orders, she offers herself, body and soul in a blood covenant to rescue Seeley from the clutches of hell. Jordan assumes her guardian angel will not leave her to fight alone. But there’s trouble in paradise, and Markus has been reassigned. Can Jordan defeat both her internal and external demons to win him back? Or is he gone for good this time?

Monday, 20 October 2014

Review: Strollers and Stilettos by Nana Malone #Romance #Interracial

The Blurb
What happens when real life gets in the way of Happily Ever After?

Chronic list-making, event planner, Jaya Trudeaux Westhorpe, envisioned a fairytale ending once she married hotel magnate, Alec Westhorpe—complete with a steamy, extended honeymoon and an eventual family.  What she didn't expect was a baby on their doorstep and a family-phobic husband.


When reformed playboy, Alec Danthers Westhorpe, married the woman of his dreams, he thought he’d finally found peace. But a long-hidden secret threatens to jeopardize what he holds most dear.


Warning: Sexy, sass talking women will make you laugh, cry and want a pair of killer footwear.


My Review
Hot. That’s the one word I’d use to describe this book. I’ll add amazing since I can. I’ve read all of the books in the Stiletto Series and loved them all. It was good to reconnect with the gorgeous stiletto women and their men.

The baby added cuteness to the sexy story. I’m not ready to let the stilettos series go so I’m encouraging Ms. Malone to please write some more.

I was given this book in exchange for an honest review.

I give this book 5 stroller shaped chocolate bars.


Monday, 13 October 2014

Love Undercover Givaway Winners

After Love Undercover's brilliant blurb tour with Goddess Fish Promotions, it's time to announce the winner of the $25 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway.  I was shocked (in a good way) when Goddess Fish sent me the winner. So without further ado the winner is:

Cathrina Constantine

Congratulations!


To everyone who participated in the tour, both blogs and readers, thank you so much. And super mega gratitude to Goddess Fish.

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