Monday, 15 September 2014

Spotlight: Employee of the Month by Tracey Rogers #romance #NewRelease


Employee of the Month by +Tracey Rogers 
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Digital ISBN: 9781940744414
Length: Category
Publication Date: September 15, 2014
Price: $4.50


Blurb

Some rules are made to be broken…

Rule number 1:  No touching
Rule number 2:  No kissing
Rule number 3:  Never, ever, fall in love

Holly Wilder finds some of those rules pretty difficult to follow during her boss’s visits to present the Employee of the Month award. A relationship between them is prohibited, and even if it wasn’t, Holly has no intention of ever falling in love again. But that doesn’t stop her from craving Max’s touch.

Hotel owner Max Lazzari never expected to break his own rules, especially when they are so important to him. But sexy employee Holly is too hard to resist. Their no-strings, secret arrangement fits in perfectly with his no-commitment plan. A plan to ensure that no woman will ever again have the opportunity to hurt him.

Sizzling nights together mean Holly and Max start looking forward to the monthly visits more and more. Until they are both brought down to earth with a bump—a pregnancy one!

Will rule breaking lead to broken hearts?

Content Warning: contains sensual sex and some strong language






Excerpt
Holly carried a tray holding freshly ground coffee. The plush carpeted corridor absorbed the tension in her legs as she headed to Max Lazzari’s office. Dragging air deep into her lungs, she inhaled the aroma of coffee, allowing it to invigorate her senses.

Must be professional, she reminded her lust-filled brain, though her body’s reactions were refusing to comply.

Balancing the tray on one of her not quite controlled arms, Holly sucked in a breath before knocking on the door.

“Come in.” His deep tone made her tray wobble. She watched with wide eyes as the coffee almost sloshed over the rim of the cup, then watched how the ripples of liquid aftershock mirrored the way her insides felt.

Complete turmoil.

She opened the door and looked at the man with his dark head dipped to the computer screen. “Your coffee, Mr. Lazzari.” The door fell closed behind her. Her brow furrowed when she spotted the full coffee pot plugged into the machine behind him.

His keen green eyes, hooded beneath long lashes, were lifted up at her.

She carried the tray over to set it on the desk. “I believe you wanted to speak to me about an upcoming function. Which function would that be?”

He rose, startling her. Her shaky fingers still gripped the tray, but now her hold whitened her knuckles. The cup rattled.

“This one,” his husky voice said. With a grin he took her chin in his hand and captured her mouth with his. He dropped his hand, bracing both of them on the desk to kiss her more thoroughly, more deeply.
Holly allowed arousal to cascade through her, absorbing the softness and skill of his lips as he teased and swept, offering her the taste she’d been craving. She lifted her hand to thread her fingers through the dark hair at his nape.

God, she’d been waiting for this.

Arching closer, her thighs dug hard into the desk edge. She tilted her head, inviting him deeper. If her darned pencil skirt wasn’t so tight she’d have crawled over the desk by now. She heard a soft groan. Hers.

“Missed me?” Max chuckled as he gave her his now familiar lopsided grin. The one she held in her memory to help her through the weeks.

“I did,” she confirmed, frowning as she mourned the loss of his lips. “There was an extra day in this month.”

She rested her palms over his jaw, covering the dimples in his tanned cheeks. She liked the feel of his smooth, clean shaven skin, the warmth against her needy hands.

“But you broke the rules, Mr. Lazzari. Absolutely no touching at work, remember?”

Author Bio

Usually found with a pen in my hand, or my head in a book, I’m a contemporary romance author who also thinks fangs and wings are a very attractive accessory.

A devourer of books from an early age, imagination was my best discovery. I spent much of my childhood stepping into wardrobes, searching for that magical snowy world where conversing with animals would be expected. When I wasn’t searching for those worlds, I wrote about them instead. My first step into the world of romance was when I stole sneak peeks into my nana’s books. I’m still in that world and I refuse to leave.

I live in Staffordshire, UK, with my husband and three wonderful children. An avid reader and writer of romance, I strongly believe that words make the world go around. I like nothing more than to be swept away by the words on a page. I hope I can sweep you away too.


You can find me here:



Friday, 12 September 2014

Making sure to Celebrate #Giveaway

Vikki at Scribblings of an Aspiring Author has started a meme where every Friday we post what we're celebrating for the week. Thanks Vikki. It's not too late to sign up if you're interested.


This past week was a little on the hectic side of good, but I and my family made it through. Sorry I missed last week's celebration, though.


The main thing I'm celebrating is the release of my new book tomorrow. It's been on preorder and it's been rocking the Hispanic American Charts. Looking forward to see how it does when it's released.

Oh yes, since it's my birthday month I'm giving away a $5 Amazon gift card just for wishing me a happy birthday. Click here


Blurb

The last thing she expects is to fall in love with a prison guard…

Hotshot Secret Service Agent, Sarita Cerez is thrown into a medium security prison—for work. Her job is to protect the daughter of the president of South Korea. She never envisioned making friends with illegal immigrants or falling head over heels for one of the guards. Now the clandestine activity, which is integral to protecting her charge, may destroy her only chance at love.


He's never fraternized with the inmates—until he met her…

Matthew Carter always plays by the rules, which includes maintaining a strictly professional relationship with the inmates in his charge. But when Sarita saunters onto the unit, all bets are off. Her status as a deportee with a permanent ticket to Columbia means they can never be together, but try as he might, this doesn’t stop him from risking his career for her.


He's a man who values honesty above all else, and she lies for a living. Can two people from such different worlds find any common ground?

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Spotlight with a $75 Amazon GC #Giveaway: Sky’s End by Lesley Young #ScienceFiction #Romance



Ms. Young will be awarding a $75 Amazon GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.


BLURB:

A secret she must never share. A secret that two warring species are determined to control. A universe’s future at stake.

Twenty-year-old Cassiel Winters joins Earth’s new space academy in hopes of finding her brother, one of Command’s top pilots and her only family, who’s been reported MIA. But she quickly realizes she may not be cut out for life in space, where female cadets are outnumbered, competition’s fierce, and she’s already failed her hand-to-hand combat test once.

Even the station’s most respected officer, Lt. Damian King, probably can’t help Cassiel pass the second time around – so why is he so interested in her progress? If only one of her freaky déjà vu visions would offer an answer instead of mysterious messages like hide.

When Cassiel’s manipulated into a perilous mission, she encounters a warrior species bred to protect the universe from an even greater threat. And she learns that her secret visions are at the heart of it all.

Now Cassiel must fight to control her own destiny and race to save her brother – even if it means pretending to be the pawn of Prime Or’ic, the cold-as-steel Thell’eon leader. Even if it means risking her life, facing hard truths, and making the ultimate sacrifice.


Monday, 8 September 2014

And the winner of the $5 Amazon Gift card is...

Oh my goodness. Thanks to the fabulous Love Bites and Silk promotion team I had a wonderful cover reveal. They went above and beyond the call of book promotion

A huge debt of gratitude for all the bloggers who participated in showing off my gorgeous cover. I can't forget all of the wonderful blog readers who peeped my cover and participated in the Rafflecopter.

Love Undercover is out on Amazon for pre-order. Beat the rush and get your copy now.

Before I announce the winner I'd like you to know that today I'm doing my first interview with Love Undercover on Just Get It Written. I'd love it if you could join me.

Okay, so now for the winner of the $5 Amazon gift card.

Abigail Wendover

Just because it's my birthday month I'm giving away another $5 Amazon gift card to one of the blog participants. And the winner is:


Congratulations to you both. 

One more thing. If you;re interested in winning a $5 Amazon gift card, come wish me a happy birthday by clicking on the link.



Saturday, 6 September 2014

Prah and Constantine Review: Deadly Contact by Lara Lacombe #suspense #romance

This month we decided to keep things exciting by going for a suspense romance from Harlequin. Remember to stop by Constantine’s blog to see what she thought about the novel.



The Blurb
It's a race against time -- and a fatal outbreak -- in this thriller of a debut! — In one passionate night Special Agent James Reynolds and scientist Kelly Jarvis went from friends to lovers. Then Kelly walked away with only an apology. Now James is charged with solving a bioterrorist attack -- and Dr. Jarvis works at the suspected lab. — Is Kelly an accomplice or a victim? Just what are her secrets that drove her from James's bed? Soon one thing becomes clear: The ghosts of her past have nothing on the terrorists targeting her and Washington, D.C. Another threat bathes the city in red alert, and now there are lives at stake, in addition to hearts....

My Review
I haven’t read a Harlequin romance in a long time and it was nice to get reacquainted with them through this novel.

I could totally see this story happening in real life. That’s scary. Ms. Lancombe has written a realistic suspense romance with engaging characters that make some major communication errors.

I enjoyed the way the story started with the couple being friends and transitioning into lovers. Yes Kelly made a huge, and I stretch my hands out wide when I say it, mistake when she left him initially, but I could understand her fear and willingness to let James go.

The science in the story was clear to understand without being overbearing. It brought out the realism of the story.

I give this book four out five  beaker shaped chocolate bars. (I cracked myself up with that one).

I purchased this book from Amazon.

Let’s head over to Constantine’s blog. 


Thursday, 4 September 2014

Spotlight: A Gentleman and a Rogue by Stephanie Burkhart #Romance #Giveaway


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


Blurb 
Lady Keira Russell is destined to bring compressed natural gas to Britain. Her inner courage and mental toughness rarely falter – except when Prince Edmund Windsor is involved.

Edmund of Wales is from the future. His last jaunt through history muffed up the time line. Now, he's here to set it straight and win Keira's heart.

For Keira, if it isn't one obstacle, it's another. Queen Victoria has sponsored a competition to find a cleaner fuel source than coal. Keira's father is trying to build a windmill and the Ridgecrofts are working with gasoline. Then there's Edmund, whose sensual kisses and heated stares distract her down to her bones.

Keira has a choice: trust Edmund's notorious mischief-making or put her faith in Queen Victoria to make the right decision, but if Keira makes the wrong choice, the future of Great Britain will be changed forever.

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Insecure Writer's Support Group ( #IWSG ) - September

A huge thanks to Alex J. Cavanaugh for starting IWSG. If you’d like to be supported as a writer then this group is for you. Click on Alex’s name to join and read other posts on the blog hop.

I have a book release on September 13th. Love Undercover. I'm excited, but I have been busy moving, starting a new job, and fighting with my internet connection to do much about it. No stress. I'll be a promoting machine once I settle down the other things in my life. 

This is a blog hop. Click here to see what others are insecure about this month.