Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Read an excerpt from Rescued by the Spy by Laura A. Barnes with Giveaway



Welcome to the blurb blitz tour for Rescued by the Spy by Laura A. Barnes! Check out an excerpt before you download your own copy. Follow the tour to get even more excerpts and for even more chances to win the giveaway at the end of the post. Remember to leave a comment or a question for the author!

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Rescued by the Spy


Kidnapped for revenge

Haunted by the man who murdered her family, Raina LeClair must always be two steps ahead of her sworn enemy through disguise and espionage. When her newest masquerade lands her back in the hands of the man she had previously kidnapped, she is awakened to the pleasure of his touch. When the threat of treason comes into play, Raina can no longer work alone to stop the destruction of England. Can she learn to trust the man who she once betrayed or will her obsession for revenge own her heart forever?


Kidnapped for love

Kidnapped and left for dead, Charles Mallory is always two steps behind in the quest to find his lady kidnapper. Discouraged, Charles turns his attention to a treason plot that is threatening his beloved England. Only to discover the lady who not only held him hostage, but stole his heart, mixed up in the crossfire. Unable to persuade her of the danger she is truly in, Charles resorts to kidnapping her to his family’s cottage. There they learn the true threat lies within their passion for each other. Can he convince her of the love in his heart or will he be left destroyed by this lady once more?


Read an excerpt:
She watched him from the stairs. Her heart had not stopped beating fast since she seen him walk into the tavern. He was in danger and she had no way to warn him. If she did it would blow the cover she had worked so hard on, she was not going to lose what ground she had gained; just because her heart wanted to betray her. Why was he here? Didn’t he know Shears wanted him dead? Why was he so bent on trailing him? Was he looking for her too? That was only wishful thinking on her part, the kind of thinking that could only get her into trouble. He would want nothing to do with her, not after he knew her whole part in kidnapping him. Which he probably knows by now. After all she was captured by his soon to be brother-in-law.

Thornhill would have told him how she was behind the plot to kidnap him and how closely involved she was with Shears to bring the terror to England. It did not matter that she had instead nursed him back to health and tried to thwart Shears’s terror plans.

He looked healthy as if he had made a complete recovery. The bruises had disappeared from his face. He was even more handsome than she could imagine.

As he leaned back in his chair, she watched as he smiled at Bessie. Her breath caught as she saw the charm that overflowed from his smile. When his smile reached his eyes, they lighted up in enjoyment. She never got to enjoy his smile, he was always in too much pain. Even when his pain receded, they were always in too grave of danger to have a reason to smile.

Another emotion began to take place as she saw him flirt with Bessie. When he pulled Bessie onto his lap, nuzzling at her neck; she felt angry. Not just angry but betrayed. How could he pull another woman into his embrace and share intimacy with her? Did the words and kisses they share not mean anything to him? Obviously not.

She watched as Bessie stroked his arm and listened as he told Bessie he would join her in her room later. Well we will see about that, won’t we, Mr. Charmer? She planned to wait for him there.

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About Laura A. Barnes


I have always dreamed of being an aspiring author. I am making my dreams come true, one word at a time. When I am not writing, I am spending time with my family. I love reading books on lazy afternoons, and late into the night. Anytime really. Married 28 years to the love of my life and we have three wonderful children and two sweet grandbabies. Besides writing, I have always wanted to travel. In the last few years we have gotten our passport stamped in England and Scotland. We are hoping to add Italy to the list soon. My debut novel is Rescue By the Captain.



Websites

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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Read an excerpt from Storms Over Babylon by Jennifer Macaire with Giveaway



Welcome to the blurb blitz tour for Storms Over Babylon by Jennifer Macaire! This is one for fans of the historical romance and time-travel genres. I have an excerpt for you, plus there is a giveaway at the end. Please follow the tour for more excerpts and more chances to win the giveaway. Remember to leave comments and questions for the author!

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Storms Over Babylon

From the scorching plains of Persia to the opulent city of Babylon, Ashley and Alexander continue their sensuous and passionate journey through history. Alexander the Great is now king of Persia and Greece but his reign will be short. Time-travelling Ashley knows when her husband will die. She's determined to cheat Fate and save Alexander and her children, even if it brings the gates of time crashing down. Following Alexander on a tour of his new kingdom, she plans her moves and bides her time. She must, however, convince Alexander to abandon his crown and his kingdom.


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Read an excerpt:
We lay on the bed and he kissed me. At first I couldn’t talk, and then I didn’t want to as our movements quickened and grew more urgent, searching for the release we both knew the other had the power to give. Much later, when I felt the pulse in his neck slow, I was ready to speak, but I still didn’t know what to say.

“I’m going to have a baby.” I decided to start with the good news first.

Alexander sat up in the bed. There was enough moonlight coming through the window to show me his face. His eyes were shining, one light, one dark. He smiled, and his teeth seemed to glow in the darkness. “That’s wonderful,” He whispered. “Was that why you fainted during the wedding? I was so afraid that it was because you were upset I’d married Stateira again. However, it made her happy, and I remembered what you said, that she would die soon after I do. I feel so helpless,” He went on, his voice tightening. “I wish I could do something. She’s a nice enough girl and she would so love to stay in Babylon and rule the city. She’s quite good at politics actually. Then I thought maybe it was because Plexis was marrying Drypetis, but no, that’s not it.” He went on in a rush. “You were so happy when he told you he was getting married, and you couldn’t have teased him so much if you were really hurting. Besides, you know how much he loves you and Chiron. I think I was more jealous than you were. When Drypetis asked me if she could marry him, it gave me a shock. I never knew how much I really loved him until...” He broke off and bit his lip. “I’m sorry. I should let you speak.” His voice was breathless, his color hectic. I wondered if he was drunk. But there was no wine on his breath, he was simply all nerves.

“I don’t know how to tell you this,” I said painfully.

“Is it harder than telling me about my own death?” He asked, a note of teasing in his voice.

“Yes,” I was sad.

He caught my mood and sobered immediately. “Is it Chiron?” He asked quickly. “Is he ill?”

“No.” I threw my head back and groaned. “Oh no, I can’t! I can’t do this! “I started to sob.

Alexander grew frightened. I had managed to stay calm for so long, through so much, that when I fell apart he immediately assumed the worst. “Is it you?” He asked. “Are you dying?”

“No. No I’m fine.” I wiped my eyes. “It’s just something I remembered during the wedding ceremony.”

“During the ceremony, When you were watching me and Stateira? Or Plexis...”His voice trailed off as he watched my face carefully. I had flinched. “Is it Plexis?” He breathed.

My shoulders sagged. I put my face in my hands.

“Plexis. Will he die then? Is that it?” It was a whisper. Pain tightened his throat.

“I’m sorry. It was the name. Plexis didn’t mean anything to me. I’d never read anything about him. I realized during the ceremony that…that Hephaestion died.”


About Jennifer Macaire


Jennifer Macaire lives in France with her husband, three children, & various dogs & horses. She grew up in upstate New York, Samoa, and the Virgin Islands. After graduation in St. Thomas, she moved to NYC where she modeled for five years for Elite. She went to France and met her husband at the polo club. All that is true. But she mostly likes to make up stories.


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Facebook page : https://www.facebook.com/TimeforAlexander/

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Monday, June 18, 2018

Read an excerpt from Moments of Disarray by Megan Hart with Giveaway!


Welcome to the blurb blitz tour for Moments of Disarray by Megan Hart. I have an excerpt for your to read before you download your copy. If you follow the tour, you'll be able to read even more. Remember to leave a question or a comment for the author and be sure to enter the giveaway at the end!

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Moments of Disarray

Alex Kennedy knows he's a rascal. A rogue. An arrogant bastard. He wreaked havoc on his best friend's marriage by falling in love with his best friend's wife, and now he's trying to move on. Sex, drugs, booze, boys, girls and toys. He's hell-bent on forgetting the past and running toward a future he doesn't believe he deserves, only to discover the truth in moments of disarray.

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Read an excerpt:
“Hey, man.” Jamie moved as though he meant to hug Alex, but held back at the last second.

Their hands clasped, grasped. Alex tugged. Jamie moved toward him. They hugged, hard, a bro hug for sure, minus the back-slapping. It softened after a few seconds. Jamie buried his face against Alex’s neck.

Alex held him.

Only that, not wanting to let go, not wanting Jamie to let go, either. Dampness on his neck. Jamie’s tears.

Alex clung tighter, a hand stroking over Jamie’s hair, then cupping the back of his neck. He whispered, “don’t, please. Don’t.”

Jamie pulled away to look at him. “I’m sorry, man--”

“Don’t,” Alex said again. “You don’t have to be sorry. Okay?”

“But it’s my fault everything got so messed up,” Jamie insisted. “I should never have asked you to sleep with her —”

Sleep with her. Like that’s all it had been, something base and somehow shameful, something without meaning. It turned Alex’s stomach to think of his time with Anne like that. Meaningless.

“Don’t,” Alex said sharply. Jamie stopped.

Alex couldn’t tell Jamie that he loved her. Jamie had given his permission for it, his blessing, and now he regretted it. But Alex didn’t and never could, because he could never wish away that love. He could pray for it to go away, not that he believed in any kind of god that would grant that request, but he could never wish that he’d never had it.

Jamie kissed him.

About Megan Hart

Megan Hart writes books. Some of them use a lot of bad words, but most of the other words are okay. She can't live without music, the internet, or the ocean, but she and soda have achieved an amicable uncoupling. She can't stand the feeling of corduroy or velvet, and modern art leaves her cold. She writes a little bit of everything from horror to romance, though she’s best known for writing erotic fiction that sometimes makes you cry. Find out more about her at meganhart.com, or if you really want to get crazy, follow her on Twitter at twitter.com/megan_hart, Facebook at www.facebook.com/readinbed and Instagram at instagram.com/readinbed.


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Thursday, June 14, 2018

Release Day! Hotline to Hell by Emily Cyr


It's here! Emily Cyr's Hotline to Hell just released and now you can get it on your favorite reading platform. Check it out!

Title: Hotline to Hell
Author: Emily Cyr
Genre: New Adult Urban Fantasy
Cover Designer: Lori Grundy with Cover Reveal Designs
Editor: Kristina Circelli
Publisher: Cyr House Publishing
Publication Date: June 14, 2018
Hosted by: Lady Amber’s PR


Hotline to Hell

Kayel Cleary is a phone sex operator. All she wants to do is get through law school, and if that means late-night phone calls with men who think she’s something she’s not, then so be it.

That is, until one of her long-time clients is murdered – and she hears it all.

Lathan only wants one thing: a seat on the vampire council. He’s worked his entire unnatural life for this moment, only to have it fall apart when his biggest supporter ends up dead. Now, Lathan has to find and work with the only witness. And she happens to be a phone sex operator.

Thrust into a world she never knew existed, Kayel must help Lathan find the murderer and stop the impending war, all while fighting her attraction for the undead man she loves to hate. If she can’t learn their ways and figure out who killed Marco, then she may lose more than just her life … She may spark a war that would spell disaster for vampires and humans alike.






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Emily Cyr is a stay-at-home mom turned writer. She holds a degree in middle grades education with certification in English and social science. She has always had a love of all things paranormal and fantasy, but it wasn’t until Emily’s husband said the words, “Why not?” that she considered putting her thoughts and ideas into the book, The Lightning Prophecy. This trilogy was just the start for Emily. It seemed to open a creative door that had been locked.

Emily has always been an avid reader. Through reading came her love of writing. The more she read, the more she knew she wanted to create her own world. Many of her first works were fan fiction.

Emily and her family currently reside in San Antonio, Texas. She has an incredibly supportive husband, who is also an officer in the United States Air Force. They have three sons, ages 6, 5, and 2. Somehow, even with the demands of being a parent to three little boys, she finds time to escape to her fantasies and write them down.

Currently, Emily has two urban fantasy series out, but stay tuned via her web-site, www.EmilyCyr.com, for more!

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Monday, May 28, 2018

Read an excerpt from Ruby by Emily Mims with Giveaway


Welcome to the book blast for Ruby, the 8th book in the Smokey Blues series by Emily Mims, where you'll have a chance to read the blurb and an excerpt before you download your own copy. As always, please leave a question or a comment for the author. Follow the tour for even more chances to win!

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Ruby

Forty years ago Lexi Barstow and Collins Wentworth thought they had made the biggest mistakes of their lives. Heartbreaking choices and bitter tears cemented a pact that would shape who they were and what they would be. But now so much has changed...except the passion they share and the differences between them. But some things are fixable, and with forever staring them hard in the face, they learn all their decisions brought them to this place...an ever after filled with love.


https://amzn.to/2LA8gDT

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The club was even more crowded than it had been earlier and the audience was lively for a Sunday evening, clapping and stomping and answering Lonnie’s quips with boos and catcalls. There was electricity in the air. They were a fun crowd tonight.

Lexi’s eyes danced as they sang their first song. She was in her element. 
They were about halfway through their second set when the front door opened and a familiar figure stepped into the club. The hostess’s eyes widened and the bartender did a double take. It wasn’t all that often a United States Senator darkened their doors.

Lexi’s curiosity burned as the flustered hostess showed Collins to the last vacant table by the front window. There was a bit of a stir as a good percentage of the audience recognized the man who had joined them, and then realized Lexi was performing for her old lover.

Whatever was he doing here tonight? This wasn’t his kind of club. It wasn’t even his kind of music anymore. She’d overheard him tell Danny he loved listening to him and his mother on their dulcimers, but that given the choice he was fonder of the classical music Chessie and Isabel played.

Had he come to hear Lexi sing? Had he come to repeat his invitation to join him on an evening out?

The thought sent chills up her spine. 
She tore her eyes away from him. No way could she concentrate on her singing if all her attention was on Collins. Ever the professional, she didn’t miss a beat in the song they were singing, or the next, or the one after that. If anything, her voice became sultrier and her smile wider. Collins had come to hear her sing. She wanted him to know that she still had it, and she wanted to rub in what he’d missed all these years.

About Emily Mims


The author of over thirty romance novels, Emily Mims combined her writing career with a career in public education until leaving the classroom to write full time. The mother of two sons, she and her husband split their time between central Texas, eastern Tennessee, and Georgia visiting their kids and grandchildren. For relaxation Emily plays the piano, organ, dulcimer, and ukulele for two different performing groups, and even sings a little. She says, “I love to write romances because I believe in them. Romance happened to me and it can happen to any woman—if she’ll just let it.”




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Emily will be awarding digital copies of books one and two in the Smoky Blues series, Mist and Smoke to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.

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Sunday, May 27, 2018

Forever & The Power of One (The Forever Series, Books 1 & 2) by Eve Newton

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The Forever Series


A Paranormal Reverse Harem Series. A thousand year old Vampire, her ancient sire, her fun-loving charge plus the human that's captured her heart makes for a tangled, hot series, with twists you won't see coming!

Start the complete, hot vampire fantasy series with books 1 & 2. ***WARNING*** Contains scenes and language of an adult nature, including hot sex scenes!

Liv Nelson has a history that spans a millennium. She is a thousand-year-old Vampire and she has everything a girl could want. But with the good comes the bad, and she realizes that even with eternal life she may not be able to escape the demons created by her tortured past.

Caught in a web of love and desire, she is torn between her three lovers with whom she could share forever. Constantine, her menacing sire that will stop at nothing to get what he wants; Devon, the fun-loving Vampire she made that just wants everything to stay the same; and Cole, a handsome human actor who has also stolen her heart. As she learns more about an ancient prophecy, she is the object of a shocking revelation, which brings with it an uncertain and unwanted future, will she make the right decision?

Book 1 of an on-going series.

Book 2 in the Forever Series. After making a decision that will change her life forever, Liv and Cole make the ultimate commitment to one another.

Struggling to deal with her daily life, Liv finds herself drowning in despair fueled by responsibility and commitment. Not knowing which way to turn, previously untold secrets begin to spill out at every opportunity and make for revelations that she and the men she loves are not prepared for.

With their understandings of the past shattered, the four come together as a family, not only strengthening their bond, but also Liv's Power of One. Unfortunately even her growing power adds to the forces threatening to devour her.

Will she be able to keep her promises or will something push her over the edge, and threaten her new-found happiness?

Revelations: The Forever Series, Book 3 - Available now!

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About Eve Newton


Eve is a British novelist with a passion for anything paranormal & erotic. She loves Louboutins, good wine, and of course, a good book!

Eve has always loved to read, anything paranormal catches her interest, and writing has always been a passion of hers, so she decided to take the plunge and combine the two into a series of paranormal erotica novels. This led Eve to try out contemporary and erotic romance novels as well. Eve has loads more ideas churning around in her head and can't wait to see them develop into books for you to enjoy.

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Read an excerpt from Bound to the Billionaire: Dominate Me by Maxi Kane

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Bound to Billionaire: Dominate Me

Alex Stone is a self-made billionaire with a secret life. Lora Taylor is 40-something divorced mom with an ex-husband who left her for a younger woman. She's given up on second chances, that is until Alex Stone enters her life. Confident, attractive and successful, Alex is used to being obeyed. Drawn into a world beyond her wildest dreams, Lora must learn the rules of domination in order to be bound to the billionaire. But if she can't learn to surrender and embrace her deepest desires, she may lose everything.

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Read an excerpt:
"I respect you, Lora. Do I want you? Yes. But I know you aren't completely comfortable. The way you talk about your ex-husband, well, it seems like he's still in your head."
Yeah, he was. "I didn’t realize that. I'm sorry." 
"Don't keep apologizing," he said. "I get it. But you're a beautiful woman. You're fun to be with." 
"Am I?" I asked. "You could be with anyone." 
"I don't want to be with just anyone. We have a lot in common. We're mature adults who just want to be happy." 
That was true. I was tired of going through the motions. And I sure did not want to get caught up in the dating scene. I felt a connection with Alex that I hadn't expected to feel. He wasn't dangerous like Carlo, he was comfortable and he made me feel protected. 
"I have to ask you. Someone I was dating said I was submissive. Do I seem that way to you?" 
Alex's eyebrows arched. "He used that word? Who is he?" 
"Someone I met at work. His name is, Carlo." 
"Carlo Crain?" he asked. 
"You know him?" Of course he would. Carlo was Mr. Greene's client too. Oh no, maybe they were good friends. Maybe I shouldn't have asked.

Alex sighed and stretched out his legs. "I know him. Did you—" 
I knew what he was going to say. "No, I didn't." 
"He's in a certain lifestyle," Alex said. "I used to see him in the clubs." 
I held my breath. What was he saying? "You're into that lifestyle too?" 
He nodded. "Yes. But not the way he is," he said. "Everyone is different. I do my thing, he does his. Does that scare you?"

I had to admit that it didn't scare me at all. "No, it doesn't. I want to understand it." 
Alex chuckled. "I didn't want to bring it up, not without knowing you better. But now that we're talking about it, I do want to be with you, Lora." 
My heart was racing now. "Then tell me about it." 
He slid his arm around my shoulders and gathered me into his arms. "Tomorrow night. Come to my house and I'll show you." 

About Maxi Kane

Maxi Kane writes sensual romances for grown-ups. Her stories are about women who choose their own adventures, and who don't apologize for their fantasies. Maxi loves reading, writing (of course) and spending time with good friends when she has the chance. Since her characters insist on whispering in her ear, she's usually working on her laptop on most days. A few other favorite things of hers are, Netflix, chocolate ice cream and coffee. www.MaxiKane.com