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Tuesday, August 4, 2015

She had to prove her strength in order to win his love . . .

EchoMine2TUESDAY'S REVOLVING BOOK is the paranormal fantasy romance ECHO, MINE by GEORGIA LYN HUNTER (BOOK 1.5 in the FALLEN GUARDIANS SERIES)

BOOK 1: Absolute Surrender: $0.99 cents (ON SALE!)
BOOK 1.5: Echo, Mine: $0.99 cents
BOOK 2: Breaking Fate: $3.99

WHERE YOU CAN BUY IT:
ECHO, MINE 
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Echo-Mine-Fallen-Guardians-1-5-ebook/dp/B010B4AYFU/
Nook: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/echo-mine-georgia-lyn-hunter/1122266033?
Kobo:https://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/echo-mine
iBooks: https://itunes.apple.com/nz/book/echo-mine/id1017241024?mt=11
Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/557973

ABSOLUTE SURRENDER
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00Z742YJY
Nook: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/books/1114883359?ean=2940151974790
Kobo: https://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/absolute-surrender-15
iBooks: https://itunes.apple.com/nz/book/absolute-surrender/id1007690904?
Smashwords:https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/550836

WHAT IT'S ABOUT
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ECHO, MINE:

After a horrifying incident that left her in a coma for several long months, Echo now has to get used to a different life. As a descendant of a powerful angel, her days waver between training as the new Healer and convincing her mate she’s strong enough to match him in life and in bed.

A surprise date night gives her the perfect opportunity to do both. But plans have a way of coming unraveled. One disaster leads to another, and Echo accepts that nothing in their lives will ever be normal.

But the biggest revelation of the night comes after she kills a dangerous, soul-sucking demonii. Sparks fly between her and her mate, proving that normal is most definitely overrated.
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ABSOLUTE SURRENDER:

Born in the flames of Heaven’s wrath, he’s all things sinful and too dangerous to love.

An immortal guardian of the human race, Aethan has walked alone for millennia, trapped in a hell of his own. Until a feisty mortal crosses his path. A female he shouldn’t even look at, one who shakes the precarious foundations of all that he is, and one who’s determined to walk the edge of danger.

She only wanted to be normal...

All her life, Echo Carter wanted “normal”, an impossible feat given that she can see demons. Drawn back to the alleys of New York, she’s determined to hunt down the one responsible for the death of her friend. And no man, no matter how sexy, will stop her. Until she discovers a horrifying truth about herself, forcing her to turn to the one man she should avoid. Aethan.
But when two stubborn wills collide, a dangerous passion ignites…

As evil closes in, Aethan has to overcome his darkest fears and claim Echo as his. If he doesn't, he just could lose her to a far more sinister fate…

STELLAR REVIEWS: 

http://www.amazon.com/Absolute-Surrender-Fallen-Guardians-1-ebook/product-reviews/B00Z742YJY/ref=cm_cr_dp_synop?

Kindle Customer:
5Impressive: Wow! This was truly a remarkable read. I went in reading this story expecting to like it, but ending up loving it. The protagonists were lovable, sexy, and strong with the male being deliciously alpha and the female kicking butt and taking names while still softly feminine. The story had just enough angst to keep it interesting without the story becoming annoying or boring. The secondary characters made me love them, too. Great brotherly camaraderie. All of them have very different beginnings and I can't wait to read to the endings for all of their stories. This author is one, despite the first I've read of her, that I won't even have to read the blurb to purchase. Georgia Lyn Hunter is definitely one to watch because she will soon be on par with Showalter and Feehan.

Mel: I absolutely adore this book! Right up there with immoral after dark series! I can't wait for more. Mrs. Hunter, you are one to watch.

JulesJewel: This book was A-Ma-zing. I read a ton of Paranormal Romance and had hit a wall. Luckily I came across Absolute Surrender. Sexy, fun and a book you won't want to put down. Georgia Lyn Hunter has proved herself to be a seductive writer that allows her readers to be sucked into a world where just about anything can happen. The story kept me on my toes and tenderly nourished a love connection that seemed impossible at first and had me rooting for their success. The only down side is I'm done and have no idea what to read next!! Looking forward to her next book. I'm going to miss my Aethan and Echo.

Echo, Mine:
“Hunter captivates with another strong and sexy heroine and the delicious alpha immortal who loves her. The perfect balance of action, conflict, and romance, and proof that sense of self is just as important as true and everlasting love.” ~LITERAL ADDICTION

ABOUT GEORGIA LYN HUNTER:

I’ve been creating stories from the moment I could string two words together. No matter the tale, it always has romance woven through them. Yes, I'm a hopeless romantic. When I’m not writing or plotting new books, I like to read, travel, paint, or troll flea markets where I usually buy things I might never actually use because they're so pretty—who can resist those displays. After working in a few jobs (all art related), a chosen career as a fashion designer, then an art teacher, I finally found my passion nearly five years ago: writing. There really is no other job I’d rather do. I'm a South AfricaN, but I currently live in the Middle East.

CONNECT WITH GEORGIA LYN ONLINE:
FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/GeorgiaLynHunter?fref=nf
TWITTER: https://twitter.com/GeorgialynH
PINTEREST: https://www.pinterest.com/georgialynh/
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6903715.Georgia_Lyn_Hunter
WEBSITE: http://georgialynhunter.com/

Monday, August 3, 2015

Punday Afternoon at the Bookshelves by Alison Bruce

The best thing about cozies isn't the lack of graphic sex and violence... although I appreciate that sometimes. It isn't the clever cats, intrepid dogs, tasty recipes or craft instructions. For me, the best thing is the freedom to employ terrible puns.

I love Donna Andrews. Her books "owl" have great titles. The stories are a "hoot" too.

In Murder with Peacocks, Donna Andrews introduces a cast of quirky characters who pull her heroine, Meg Langslow, in different directions as she plans three successive summer weddings. The bird theme is carried throughout the series giving us brilliant titles like:
  • We'll Always Have Parrots
  • Owls Well That Ends Well
  • No Nest for the Wicket
  • Swan for the Money
  • Stork Raving Mad
  • The Real Macaw
For the complete list, visit Donna's website.

Janet Bolin spins a good yarn with her Threadville mysteries and her titles are great.

The first book Dire Threads, opens with the winner of a national sewing competition, coming to Willow Vanderling’s embroidery shop, In Stitches, to be presented with a top-of-the-line Chandler Champion sewing and embroidery machine as her prize.

The town is a mecca for yarn crafts which are featured in the series.
  • Dire Threads
  • Night of the Living Threads
  • Thread and Buried
  • Seven Threadly Sins

Of course, MY favourite series is about coffee. Author Cleo Coyle had me at On What Grounds

Clare Cosi left her philandering husband and a job she loved: managing the Greenwich Village coffeehouse owned by her mother-in-law. Ten years later, Madame persuades Clare to return to her old job. On her first morning back, she finds her beautiful, young assistant manager unconscious in the back of the store, coffee grounds strewn everywhere.

Now add an attractive NYPD detective, enough caffeine to keep the City of New York awake and a series of wonderfully terrible pun titles.
  • Latte Trouble
  • Roast Mortem
  • Once Upon a Grind
  • Dead to the Last Drop 
For the complete list, visit the Coffee House Mystery site.

Then there are the books I haven't got round to reading, but I love their titles.

What are YOUR favourite punny covers?

Friday, July 31, 2015

She's a great lawyer up against a tough system in the 1800s. She has no room in her life for love . . .

Screen Shot 2014-08-05 at 1.01.12 AMFRIDAY'S FANTASTIC FIND is the western historical romance ONE SHINGLE TO HANG by DeANN SMALLWOOD. 
($2.50 at Amazon) http://www.amazon.com/One-Shingle-Hang-DeAnn-Smallwood-ebook/dp/B00LU6NGV8/ref=sr_1_8?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1405543680&sr=1-8&keywords=deann+smallwood
WHAT IT'S ABOUT: (SCROLL DOWN TO READ AN EXCERPT)
A woman with too much knowledge was at risk for insanity. Their fragile mind couldn’t handle it. That’s what Lil had been told when she went against convention and became an attorney. The 1800s had fewer women lawyers than women doctors. Her pride knew no bounds when she hung her shingle—L.M. Wentfield, Attorney At Law.
Drew was a struggling cattle rancher, building a fledging Hereford empire. He was working toward that goal when he was accused of rustling and faced possible hanging. He needed a lawyer—a good one—a man. Chesterfield had one lawyer—a new one—L.M. Wentfield. He wasn’t prepared for a beautiful blonde with a sharp tongue and fiercely won independence.
Lil had no homemaking abilities. Her love was the law. And if the thoughts of the gray-eyed cowboy, who had the audacity to refuse her legal help stayed in her mind, she’d push them aside. She had nothing to offer a rancher . Even her wealth wouldn’t be considered an asset to a prideful man. And Drew Jackson was proud. So proud, he knew he couldn’t ask a woman of Lil’s stature to share his life—but he wanted to—from the moment he’d stolen that first kiss.
DeANN SMALLWOOD AUTHOR BIO:
I live in Colorado with my husband and my two Yorkie kid dogs: Stormy, four pounds, and Eli, six pounds. I’m a native of Colorado, but I’ve lived several years in Wyoming and Montana. I draw from these beautiful states for most of my books. My Western Historical Romances are: Montana Star, Sapphire Blue, Unconquerable Callie, One Shingle To Hang, and Wyoming Heather and One Shingle To Hang. Tears In The Wind is a contemporary romance. Then I changed genres from my beloved romances and wrote, under the pen name of D. M. Woods, my first suspense/thriller: Death Crosses The Finish Line. The second book in this ‘death’ series, Death Is A Habit, came out January 8, 2014. I am currently working on the third book in the ‘death’ series, Death Walks C Dock. I am also working on another Western Historical Romance, Montana Man. It features the characters readers came to know and love in Montana Star. Truly, I mean it when I say my greatest pleasure next to writing is having my books read and enjoyed. There are many more stories just waiting to be written
EXCERPT: 
Everyone knew Lil Wentfield would never marry. What man would want her? She was too old, too set in her ways, and too damned opinionated. Granted, she was a real beauty, if you could get past all the other flaws. Long blonde hair, equally long legs, sparkling blue eyes, flawless skin, with just a hint of a European ancestor in the coloring. And lips, well to call them kissable would be doing them an injustice.

But spinster she was, with her hair coiled into a tight knot at the nape of her neck, as tight as the expression habitually worn on her lovely face. Wire rimmed glasses perched on her small nose, obscured flashes of emotion in those beautiful eyes. Except when it came to outrage. Then her eyes snapped, her spine stiffened, her chin raised, and she peered disdainfully at the offender.

Lil was like a badger when it came to proving her point and winning an argument. Her mother liked to say Lil was born arguing. What her father liked to say was more colorful and filled with disappointment. His only child compounded being born female, by having a mind of her own. Once Lil made a decision, she planted her feet firmly on the chosen path, and didn’t step off until her goal was accomplished.

Men found her unnerving. Lil Wentfield wouldn’t be any man’s ‘little woman’, her place in the home, serving her husband, and mothering children. She was unsettling; not material necessary for being the calming homemaker and acquiescent wife needed to soothe and support a man as he went about his business.
***
A loud knock broke into her thoughts. “Come in,” she called out.
Nothing happened, then another knock. “Please, come in,” she called again.
Getting no response, Lil came around her desk and, with some irritation at the interruption, jerked open the door, nearly toppling the tall man who held the doorknob on the other side. He muttered something under his breath, and tried to regain his balance only to bump into Lil, throwing her off stride. She stumbled backwards and would have fallen if not for the man’s quick reaction. He grabbed Lil and, wrapping both arms around, pulled her to him. Then, in a parody of the two-step, he danced her to safety.
Lil felt herself falling, then rescued by two strong arms. Not only was she pulled up short, but she was wrapped tightly against a rock hard chest, her nose buried in the man’s damp shirt. A very pleasant smell greeted her nose. The scent of summer rain and witch hazel. She found the masculine odor intoxicating.
Neither moved. Then Lil raised her head and looked into a pair of dancing gray eyes. His arms never relaxed their grip; in fact, they seemed to tighten around her as his mouth twitched, then broke into a smile.
“Didn’t expect to end up with a beautiful woman in my arms. For a moment there, I expected to land on the rug, Ma’am. With you alongside me,” he added with a chuckle.
He loosened his grip and gently pushed her away from the warmth and safety of his chest. Lil stepped back, feeling as though she’d just had something precious taken from her. She realized her hands still gripped his arms. Like a hot potato, she dropped them and turned away from the man’s disturbing presence. Like a fox heading for her den, Lil scurried behind her desk and gratefully lowered her trembling body onto the waiting chair.
With the desk between them, she was once again in charge. “May I help you?” she asked coolly, hoping the tremble in her voice went unnoticed. “I called come in not once but twice.”
“Sorry, Ma’am. Guess I didn’t hear you. I was just fixing to open the door when you did just that. Are you okay?”
“Yes.” Lil answered with no desire to elaborate. “I—I appreciate you catching me. Now,” she hurried away from that topic, “to repeat myself, how may I help you?”
He smiled, as if knowing her thoughts. Walking over to the desk, he removed his hat and stood with it in his hands. “I apologize for dripping on your floor, but it’s raining like hel—, uh, like heck out there.”
Lil tried not to look at how the ends of his eyes crinkled when he smiled. She focused instead on his hair, black and shiny with rain drops glistening on the wavy strands not covered by his hat. She didn’t realize she was staring at him until he shifted from foot to foot.
“Ma’am?”
“Yes,” Lil answered, pulling herself back to reality.
“What I’m here for is to see L.M. Wentfield, Attorney At Law.” He pointed at the window, in the direction of the sign.
Lil nodded. “Yes,” she said again. At this rate, he’d think she only had a one word vocabulary.
The man tilted his head to one side. “Could you direct me to L. M. Wentfield, Ma’am?”
“Of course I can. How may I help you?”
Two small furrows appeared between the man’s eyes. He peered closer at her. Perhaps he needed to try another approach.
“Ma’am, could I speak with your husband?”
“There is no husband,” Lil said with a hint of asperity.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Two July releases -- Instructions for 30 days of passion, and Injured patient to commanding officer








Toronto Romance Writer member Christine D'Abo has a late July release: 


"Some people wait their whole lives to find their soul mate, but not Alyssa Barrow. She met Rob at nineteen, and they were set to live happily ever after—until he became ill. In his final days, Rob urged his beautiful, young wife not to abandon happiness—or pleasure. He even left her a special gift, a sexy game plan to help her move on: Thirty cards with instructions for thirty days of passion. You’ll know when the time is right, he’d said. Now it’s two years later, and when Alyssa meets her hot new neighbor, Harrison Kemp, she begins to think the right time is right now…
 
From his sculpted thighs to his devilish grin, Harrison is the kind of man women want. Before she can lose her nerve, Alyssa tells Harrison about her long-ignored cards…and asks him to help her fulfill them. It’s a favor he’s more than happy to, um, perform. With his skillful touch, and the hot press of his lips against her skin, Alyssa finds herself re-awakening to life—and a host of other sensations. But what began as not-so-innocent fun soon grows into true intimacy, and Alyssa realizes she’s opening herself up not just to sex…but to love. When it comes to a future with Harrison, what’s really in the cards?" -- Amazon 









~~~                                                                                                                                      ~~~







Another July release from Toronto Romance Writers member Amy Ruttan


"Finally the injured navy SEAL who had once been brought to surgeon Erica Griffin in the dead of night has a name: Captain Thorne Wilder—her new commanding officer. Five years later he's just as gorgeous as Erica remembers…but now he's totally off-limits.

Thorne has been left damaged, brooding and untamable after the loss of his dreams—and beautiful Erica is an unwanted complication. She might be as wary of relationships as he is, but fighting temptation will be the biggest battle of all." -- Amazon




Wednesday, July 29, 2015

LOOKING FOR A GOOD BOOK?


A BOOK RECOMMENDATION 

by Christine Mazurk 

I have to share a little something with you before I recommend another outstanding book; SAY YES, SARAH by Blanche Marriott.

I'm late posting today, because of a very rare occurrence. I haven't dealt with a stomach issue in forever ... and after wondering why I'm feeling so crappy, I realized I know exactly what happened.

My husband and I have been eating a vegan diet since October. We've added wild salmon to our menu on rare occasions, but Monday night, we decided to grill chicken breasts seasoned with an incredible home-made rub. My digestive system is rebelling, and not in a nice way. As horrible as I feel today, I can say a tasty grilled chicken breast is not worth it!! No more meat for me. I'm going back to eating my vegetables and salads. (My mom's probably smiling down on me from heaven right now.)

So, on the plane ride home from my spectacular birthday celebration (Four days in Southern Utah with my fabulous hubby), I opened my Kindle App and started reading SAY YES, SARAH written by a good friend, Blanche Marriott. I was hooked from the first page!!


Fifteen years ago a teenage pregnancy and a rebellious life forced Sarah Chapman to give up her baby.She's since alienated herself from any relationships, including family. But when she discovers the long held secret of her grandmother's dead twins, she sets out to find her daughter, heal the wounds of loss and right her wrongs. Finding love along the way is the furthest thing from her mind. Not to mention her overwhelming sense of maternal love. 

Evan Kingfield feels he's been in a walking coma since his wife died five years ago. His only focus is to raise his teenage daughter the best he can. But what does he know about a girl's teenage angst? And why has she become so distant? He has no idea how to be father and mother at the same time. So when his daughter confesses that she's found her birth mother, Evan is devastated. He already lost his wife, the love of his life. He couldn't bare to lose his daughter too.   



The story has received several 5 star reviews:

"A sweet romance. Blanche Marriott takes on the unique situation of a mom reconnecting with the daughter she'd given up at birth. Melding part of her own family history into the story. She took me on an emotional journey that is realistic and uplifting. A book filled with hope and healing." 

"I couldn't put this sweet love story down." 

"I've enjoyed reading all of Blanche Marriott's books. I must say that this one has a touching personal approach and a gripping storyline. The best word to describe how one will feel while reading it is 'uplifting'!!

More praise for Blanche: 

Loved, loved, loved this book. Outstanding author.

Brilliant Read. 

Looking for an uplifting story, read this one!! 

I have to agree with all of the above!! Fabulous story by an outstanding author. Available in e-book and paperback. Get your kindle version today for $2.99. 

Until next week, I'm off to buy another Blanche Marriott masterpiece.